Tampa is a city located on Florida's Gulf Coast and one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. It is a diverse and dynamic city with a rich history. In 2012, IBL initiated a project that explores various perspectives on Tampa's African American neighborhoods. To bridge the community and academia gap, building a hub of accessible knowledge and information about Black Life in Tampa and the Greater Tampa Bay region. This site will never be stagnant but fluid as more information is gathered and shared.