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Uhuru Movement member, Akilé Anai (Erica Cainion) files to run for St. Pete City Council 

Eritha Cainion (traditionally known as Akilé Anai) filed paperwork this week at City Hall for the council seat to be vacated by term-limited Karl Nurse. She joins an already crowded field of candidates, including: local NAACP president Maria Scruggs, Lakewood Terrace activist and South St. Petersburg CRA advisory board member Corey Givens and perennial candidate Sharon Russ.

Cainion says she has discussed financial and grassroots support with the Uhuru movement, but considers herself a non-partisan candidate that will accept support from across the city. 

Nasty women, pink vaginas and support for imperialism 

WASHINTON D.C.––As many know, white women got together and decided to hold national women's marches in various places around the world to show the unity of all women. However, from the onset, the African National Women’s Organization (ANWO) understood that this march was indeed going to be a march to address the fears of white women.

Even though the march was fronted by African and other colonized women, the idea for the march started when a white woman from Hawaii, Teresa Shook, went to Facebook to express her outrage about Donald Trump winning the U.S. presidential election.

Her outrage was so great that she created a Facebook event page for a women’s march which quickly grew to over 10,000 attendees within the first week. The event page was followed by the creation of a website that started off with a simple statement of “unity.”