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KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY, INC. OBSERVES FOUNDERS DAY AT WORSHIP SERVICE COMMUNITY LAW ENFORCEMENT WORKSHOP AT DOWDELL SCHOOL TAMPA BAY COALITION OF CLERGY EMANCIPATION DAY SERVICE ALLEN TEMPLE AME CHURCH HOSTS NON-TRADITIONAL WATCH NIGHT SERVICE
 
KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY, INC. OBSERVES FOUNDERS DAY AT WORSHIP SERVICE

KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY, INC. OBSERVES FOUNDERS DAY AT WORSHIP SERVICE

KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY, INC. OBSERVES FOUNDERS DAY AT WORSHIP SERVICE The Tampa Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., as part of its Founders Day Celebration, worshipped along with their wives and young boys enrolled in the fraternity’s mentoring program (Kappa League) at Allen Temple AME Church on Sunday, January 8, 2017. The […]

COMMUNITY LAW ENFORCEMENT WORKSHOP AT DOWDELL SCHOOL

COMMUNITY LAW ENFORCEMENT WORKSHOP AT DOWDELL SCHOOL

COMMUNITY LAW ENFORCEMENT WORKSHOP AT DOWDELL SCHOOL  The Hillsborough County Law Enforcement Workshop was held Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Dowdell Middle Magnet School. Law enforcement officials from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office interacted with the students and listened tO their concerns. Those who worked with the young people during the workshop were: seated, from […]

TAMPA BAY COALITION OF CLERGY EMANCIPATION DAY SERVICE

TAMPA BAY COALITION OF CLERGY EMANCIPATION DAY SERVICE

TAMPA BAY COALITION OF CLERGY EMANCIPATION DAY SERVICE             The Tampa Bay Coalition of Clergy, Bishop Thomas Scott, Chairman, held its Emancipation Day Service at Allen Temple A. M. E. Church, Rev. Dr. Glenn Dames, Jr., Host Pastor. The service was held on Monday, January 2nd. The guest minister was Rev. Dr. Wayne Thompson, Pastor, […]

ALLEN TEMPLE AME CHURCH HOSTS NON-TRADITIONAL WATCH NIGHT SERVICE

ALLEN TEMPLE AME CHURCH HOSTS NON-TRADITIONAL WATCH NIGHT SERVICE

ALLEN TEMPLE AME CHURCH HOSTS NON-TRADITIONAL WATCH NIGHT SERVICE Those who attended Watch Night Service at Allen Temple AME Church on New Year’s Eve, were probably surprised when they didn’t have the traditional service of preaching into the New Year and counting down the clock to midnight. However, they were spiritually refreshed after Evangelist Janice […]

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Woman Faces 10 Years For Buying Car With ‘Drop Money’

Woman Faces 10 Years For Buying Car With ‘Drop Money’

   CHARMETA BESS A Tampa woman is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to purchasing a car with drop money. She entered a guilty plea to the charge of engaging in an illegal monetary transaction. Ms. Charmeta Bess is facing a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. According to court documents,...

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Controversial Megachurch Bishop Eddie Long Has Died

Controversial Megachurch Bishop Eddie Long Has Died

  Recent photos of Bishop Eddie Long had led to widespread speculation and rumor. However, it is now being said he was suffering from an aggressive cancer. Bishop Eddie Long, the controversial Georgia-based head of one of the nation’s largest megachurches, has died, according to the church he presided over. He was 63. Bishop Long...

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Teenager Arrested For Shooting Into House

Teenager Arrested For Shooting Into House

CALVIN WILLIAMS Police arrested a 19-year-old man and charged him with shooting into an occupied building. The incident took place Thursday afternoon in East Tampa. Ms. Violet Leavy contacted police after she heard gunshots close to her home. When she went to look out, she observed a man shooting a black handgun towards her home...

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Man Involved In Police Shooting Identified

Man Involved In Police Shooting Identified

JOEY ANTONIO KENNEDY … Suffered non-life threatening injuries             Police have identified a man shot by an officer Thursday. The shooting took place Thursday in Ybor City. According to a spokesperson for the Tampa Police Department, officers responded to 1022 E. 25th Avenue after receiving a call of a burglary in progress. When officers arrived...

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Man Confesses Beating Woman To Church Members

Man Confesses Beating Woman To Church Members

ROBERT L. WASHINGTON …Being held without bond               A 32-year-old man remains in jail after being arrested on New Year’s Day. He is currently being held without bond at the Hillsborough County Jail. According to the Tampa Police Department, shortly after midnight on January 1st, members of Strong Life Christian Ministries were holding church...

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The Thrill Is Gone  BY CLARENCE BARR, II   72 hours. That is roughly how much time we have left before we say farewell to, what can arguably be considered, one of the greatest 8-year stretches in the history of Africans in America. From November of 2008 to right now we were able to witness...

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Former McDonald’s CEO Opens His Own Investment Firm

  Don Thompson …was an executive for McDonald’s for 25 years. CHICAGO —- McDonald’s former CEO, Don Thompson has begun a second act in his career, this time as venture capitalist. Crain’s Chicago Business reports that Thompson has launched Cleveland Avenue, an investment group and accelerator, which focuses on building new food, beverage, and restaurant...

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Ringling Brothers Circus To Close After 146 Years

Ringling Brothers Circus To Close After 146 Years

  SARASOTA, FL —- After its nearly century and a half run, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus plans to shut down “The Greatest Show On Earth.” The historic American spectacle will deliver its final show in May, says Kenneth Feld, the chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment, the producer of Ringling. Feld announced...

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LIVVY  This week’s Beauty Unlimited feature is Livvy. This young lady comes fully equipped with a level of maturity usually not attributed to one so young, and a vision to keep growing until she gets where she wants to be. Livvy is always the center of attention, and handles it with humbleness and charm. She...

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HBCU Sports Pick 5 Finalists For ‘Band Of The Year’

HBCU Sports Pick 5 Finalists For ‘Band Of The Year’

Alabama A&M is in the top 5. Since the beginning of the 2016 marching season, HBCU Sports has asked for your input on HBCU band performances. We’ve asked you to vote “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” on individual performances, vote for the winning band in head-to-head halftime matchups and have even asked you to cast...

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Cam Newton’s Younger Brother Commits To Howard University

Cam Newton’s Younger Brother Commits To Howard University

  Caylin Newton played quarterback at Grady High School in Atlanta. Caylin Newton, younger brother of NFL quarterback Cam Newton, has announced on his Twitter account (@NewtonCaylin) that he has committed to Howard University. “I am extremely blessed to be attending Howard University for this upcoming Spring semester! On to the next chapter in my...

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Jameis Winston Legal Battle With Woman Who Accused Him Of Rape Settled

Jameis Winston Legal Battle With Woman Who Accused Him Of Rape Settled

  Jameis Winston will not have to go to court now, because the suit and countersuit filed by he and Erica Kinsman has been settled. Tampa Bay Buc quarterback Jameis Winston’s legal battle with Zephyrhills woman who accused him of rape in 2012 is finally over. Winston settled a dispute involving two federal lawsuits ....

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AFC Patriots And  NFC Falcons Headed To Next Round

AFC Patriots And NFC Falcons Headed To Next Round

The Atlanta Falcons stepped up in a huge way to win on Saturday. NE Patriot safety Logan Ryan had three passes defended, an interception and a sack on a blindside blitz during the Patriots’ win over the Texans on Saturday. The Patriots didn’t come out on fire against the Texans, but they eventually took care...

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Roc Nation And Tidal Bosses Challenge Lawsuit Against Them By Prince’s Estate

  Prince and Jay Z. Prince signed on to Tidal before his death. Officials behind Jay Z’s Roc Nation label and Tidal music service are fighting back against allegations they infringed on Prince’s copyright by streaming the icon’s back catalog following his death. The “Purple Rain” superstar died in April, and to honor his legacy...

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Tyler Perry’s ‘Boo’ And Madea On The Run Play Both Released On DVD

Tyler Perry’s ‘Boo’ And Madea On The Run Play Both Released On DVD

Tyler Perry as Madea in ‘Boo’. Kick off the new year, and those well-intentioned resolutions, with the Matriarch herself in Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD, Digital HD and On Demand January 31 from Lionsgate. The outrageously funny return of Madea – after a three-year theatrical hiatus – was...

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Soulja Boy’s Home Burglarized

Soulja Boy’s Home Burglarized

Soulja Boy is always displaying mountains of cash. Burglars reportedly stole $10,00 in cash. Atlanta rapper Soulja Boy has been hit with yet another blow, and not the one people have been expecting to come courtesy of Chris Brown’s hands. While Soulja has been going back and forth with Breezy, his Hollywood Hills home was burglarized....

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Diddy Off Social Media: Says Hip Hop Is Too Much Cooking And Buffooning

Diddy Off Social Media: Says Hip Hop Is Too Much Cooking And Buffooning

  Diddy is fed-up with the state of hip-hop now. It looks as if Sean “Diddy” Combs has had enough of social media and he appears to be following through on a promise to disconnect from the Internet. Thursday, Diddy posted a message to his Instagram account, in which he appeared to be distressed about...

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