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CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION  CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY 50th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATED IN ST. PETERSBURG FOSTER CHILDREN, AT-RISK FAMILIES SERVED TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING DINNER SURPRISE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR 85-YEAR-OLD MOTHER
 
CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION  CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY

CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY

CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY                   Last month, members of the Caribbean Community Association gathered to celebrate 25 years of providing service to the Tampa Bay community. The group celebrated by hosting its Annual Fundraiser Gala. The event was held on November 17, 2016. The gala is held to bring together the diverse […]

50th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATED IN ST. PETERSBURG

50th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATED IN ST. PETERSBURG

50th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATED IN ST. PETERSBURG On Friday, November 25, 2016, Black Friday, Bonita Wright celebrated her 50th birthday in St. Petersburg with family and friends. The extravagant event was an all-black affair, that included dinner, dancing and roasting of Bonita. Her sons along with her grandson, performed a mime skit. Joining the birthday honoree were […]

FOSTER CHILDREN, AT-RISK FAMILIES SERVED TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING DINNER

FOSTER CHILDREN, AT-RISK FAMILIES SERVED TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING DINNER

FOSTER CHILDREN, AT-RISK FAMILIES SERVED TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING DINNER   Donatello’s Restaurant hosted its 30th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner last Thursday. The dinner benefited 1,000 foster children and at-risk families. In addition to the meal, each child, ranging in age from infant to 18-year-olds, received a special gift. Kitty Daniels and Majid Shibazz provided holiday music, while […]

SURPRISE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR 85-YEAR-OLD MOTHER

SURPRISE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR 85-YEAR-OLD MOTHER

SURPRISE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR 85-YEAR-OLD MOTHER   Over 100 family members and friends attended the surprise birthday party for Ms. Hattie Byrd “Madea” White, who turned 85 years young! The “Big” Surprise was seeing her granddaughter, Dr. JaMia L. Washington of Cleveland, Ohio; nephew, Bob (Linda) Davis and son, Jamal, former co-workers from County Hospital, […]

Couple Convicted Of Tax Fraud Gets 6 Years, Must Repay $1.6 Million

Couple Convicted Of Tax Fraud Gets 6 Years, Must Repay $1.6 Million

  JESSICA IROBOSA OMOWELE A married Tampa couple has been sentenced to federal prison for their role in filing fraudulent federal income tax returns. They pleaded guilty September 7, 2016.            According to court documents, Ms. Jessica Irobosa Omowele, 30, and her husband, Kevin Bernard Jones, 31, both of Tampa, were sentenced to 6 years and...

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St. Petersburg Native Assigned To Pearl Harbor Fleet Headquarters

St. Petersburg Native Assigned To Pearl Harbor Fleet Headquarters

  PEARL HARBOR – As the nation pauses to remember the attack on Pearl Harbor, which occurred 75 years ago on Dec. 7, 1941, the occasion has special meaning for a Saint Petersburg native who is serving in the U. S. Navy in the very location that drew the United States into World War II....

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Man Hospitalized Then Arrested  After Shooting

Man Hospitalized Then Arrested After Shooting

DANIEL SMITH A 36-year-old Tampa man was arrested after being released from a local hospital Wednesday. He had been shot five times after he allegedly opened fire on four people. According to police, on November 25th, police responded to an area of State Road 672 and Heritage Trial Lane in reference to a shooting. When...

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Suspect Sought For Kidnapping, Robbing Woman

Suspect Sought For Kidnapping, Robbing Woman

ROBBERY SUSPECT                   The man in this photograph is believed to be responsible for the early morning robbery and kidnapping of a Tampa woman on Saturday.   An unidentified man who allegedly kidnapped a woman and robbed her is being sought by police. The offense took place in the Soho area of town. According...

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Man Charged With Molesting 7-Year-Old

Man Charged With Molesting 7-Year-Old

ARMANDO VELEZ CONCEPCION                   A 41-year-old Tampa man was arrested and charged with a crime against a 7-year-old. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, the incident took place on October 29th. The little girl reported the incident to her parents, who then contacted police on November 2nd. Based on the results of their...

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Convicted Felon Gets 15 Years On Gun, Drug Charges

Convicted Felon Gets 15 Years On Gun, Drug Charges

  DERRICK BERNARD FARMER   S. District Judge Mary S. Scriven sentenced a Tampa man to 15 years in federal prison on gun and drug charges. He entered a guilty plea on July 6, 2016. Derrick Bernard Farmer, 41, was sentenced as a career criminal on the charges of possessing with the intent to distribute...

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Dr. Ben Carson Is First Black Named To Trump’s Cabinet; Picked To Be HUD Secretary

Dr. Ben Carson Is First Black Named To Trump’s Cabinet; Picked To Be HUD Secretary

  Dr. Ben Carson Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a presidential rival-turned-supporter, has accepted U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Trump’s transition team said on Monday. Carson, a popular writer and speaker in conservative circles, has been a close adviser to Trump since he dropped out of the...

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STACY

STACY This week’s Beauty Unlimited feature is Stacy, and it’s a pleasure to feature someone so rare and beautiful. Stacy is anxiously waiting for her opportunity to come, and knows she’ll have to continue to work hard and stay focused. Stacy wants to travel a lot, and she really loves the camera. Congratulations to Stacy...

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NFL MVP Von Miller Sends Wine To Every AFC West Player

NFL MVP Von Miller Sends Wine To Every AFC West Player

  Denver Bronco star, Von Miller sent 200 bottles of wine to every NFL player in the AFC West.   Von Miller took some time away from his sex tape scandal to spread a little holiday cheer to his gridiron rivals. The Denver Broncos linebacker sent a bottle of custom wine and a Thank You note...

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Sacramento Kings’ Matt Barnes Accused Of Choking Woman At Club

Sacramento Kings’ Matt Barnes Accused Of Choking Woman At Club

Matt Barnes is the ex of Gloria Govan of Basketball Wives and was at the center of drama with Gloria’s one-time beau, former NY Knicks coach, Derek Fisher. The NYPD is looking to question Sacramento Kings player Matt Barnes after a woman accused him of choking her inside of a nightclub early Monday (Dec 5). The...

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Charles Barkley Donates $2M To To More HBCUs

Charles Barkley Donates $2M To To More HBCUs

Charles Barkley   About a year and a half after brash sports pundit and ex-NBA legend Charles Barkley gave Morehouse College $1 million  to help support the school’s new sports and journalism program, he is doing the same for two other HBCUs. Barkley announced on Giving Tuesday that he is donating $1 million to Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, Ala.,...

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Documentary Now Streaming About Disney’s First Black Animator, Floyd Norman

Documentary Now Streaming About Disney’s First Black Animator, Floyd Norman

  Floyd Norman was the first Black animator at Disney. Some of his work includes 101 Dalmatians, The Sword In The Stone and Toy Story 2.   The story of Disney’s first black animator is now streaming on Netflix. Floyd Norman: An Animated Life details the career of Floyd Norman, a now 81-year-old writer animator and comic...

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Kanye West’s Breakdown Attributed To Erratic Usage Of Medication

Kanye West’s Breakdown Attributed To Erratic Usage Of Medication

  Kanye West has been released from the hospital and is receiving treatment at a rental home in L.A. Kanye West has been pretty candid about his psychological issues in his music, rapping about taking anti-depressants —Lexapro, and about his visits to his psychiatrist. A source revealed that West’s erratic pattern of taking his medication led to...

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Netflix: Luke Cage Gets Season 2

Netflix: Luke Cage Gets Season 2

  Mike Colter aka Luke Cage. Christmas has arrived early for Luke Cage. In a 18-second video teaser posted to Twitter Sunday, (Dec. 4) fans learned their favorite Harlem residing, bulletproof Black man will continue to kick ass for a Second Season. It’s great news for fans of both Mike Colter who plays Cage and the...

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Prince Harry And Rihanna Celebrate Barbados’ 50th Anniversary Of Independence

Prince Harry And Rihanna Celebrate Barbados’ 50th Anniversary Of Independence

  Prince Harry is greeted by Rihanna. The pair sat on stage later during a celebration concert.     Prince Harry and Rihanna basically spent an entire evening together celebrating RiRi’s home island of Barbados during its 50 years of independence from England celebration.   Harry was on the last leg of a two-week tour of the Caribbean, and...

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Army Corps Deny Permit For Pipeline To Continue In The Dakotas

Army Corps Deny Permit For Pipeline To Continue In The Dakotas

‘Standing Rock’ protester AND, members of the reservation show signs of relief after long protest to stop the pipeline.   STANDING ROCK INDIAN RESERVATION, N. DAKOTA — On Sunday afternoon, reports began to trickle in that the Army Corps of Engineers has denied a permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline to continue construction.   Spontaneous...

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Missing College Student’s Death Ruled A Homicide

Missing College Student’s Death Ruled A Homicide

  Sarah Butler was found in the Eagle Rock Reservation in W. Orange, N.J. JERSEY CITY, NJ — The death of a 20-year-old Montclair, N.J., college student whose parents reported her missing days before Thanksgiving has been ruled a homicide, according to NJ.com. Family members reported Butler, a freshman at New Jersey City University in...

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Racist Trolls Take Black Santa To Task At Mall Of America

Racist Trolls Take Black Santa To Task At Mall Of America

  Army vet, Larry Jefferson was hired to be Santa for 4 days. MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The announcement that Mall of America was welcoming its first Black Santa Claus was greeted in many quarters as a good thing but, as might be expected in a country that has become increasingly more comfortable saying any racist...

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