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John Legend, multiple Grammy winner, had a simple message Thursday for the 11th annual Black, Brown & College Bound Summit in Tampa: "Change is possible.'' Legend, the keynote speaker, also performed for the crowd of about 700. At left, Adan Martinez, 17, a student at Gibbs High …
TAMPA — Last year's federal instructions allowing transgender students to use school restrooms that match their gender identity touched off a brief culture war in the Hillsborough County public schools and around the nation.
She stepped up to the stage after the dynamic speaker shared her thoughts on education, on race, on creating one of Florida's most prestigious historically black colleges.