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CHARTERING CEREMONY FOR TAMPA BAY BLACK CHILD DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE MOUNT TABOR M. B. CHURCH CELEBRATES 94th ANNIVERSARY NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS HOLD INITIATION AND MEMBERSHIP DRIVE STUDENTS LEARN EARLY HOW TO BECOME ENTREPRENEURS
 
CHARTERING CEREMONY FOR TAMPA BAY BLACK CHILD DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE

CHARTERING CEREMONY FOR TAMPA BAY BLACK CHILD DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE

CHARTERING CEREMONY FOR TAMPA BAY BLACK CHILD DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE             The Chartering Ceremony of the Tampa Bay Interest Group of the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) was held on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at the Children’s Board. Tobeka G. Green, President and CEO, National Black Child Development Institute, presented the charter and installed the […]

MOUNT TABOR M. B. CHURCH CELEBRATES 94th ANNIVERSARY

MOUNT TABOR M. B. CHURCH CELEBRATES 94th ANNIVERSARY

MOUNT TABOR M. B. CHURCH CELEBRATES 94th ANNIVERSARY             The Mount Tabor Missionary Baptist Church held its 94th Church Anniversary with services that began on September 15, 2016 with guest churches and ministers each evening. The service culminated on Sunday, September 18th with a 4 p. m. service. The anniversary theme was: “A Christian Church […]

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS HOLD INITIATION AND MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS HOLD INITIATION AND MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

  NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS HOLD INITIATION AND MEMBERSHIP DRIVE                   Recently, members of the National Society of Black Engineers, Tampa Chapter, assembled at Middleton High School for the initiation and membership drive. The Chapter will become the first Junior Chapter of the organization established on the campus. More than 100 students, many […]

STUDENTS LEARN EARLY HOW TO BECOME ENTREPRENEURS

STUDENTS LEARN EARLY HOW TO BECOME ENTREPRENEURS

STUDENTS LEARN EARLY HOW TO BECOME ENTREPRENEURS     Walters Academy for Entrepreneurship (WAE) was launched in the community recently. Students in grades 5-12th are students at the school. The goal of the school is to teach youngsters how to become business owners at an early age. Multiple classes are built into the school day […]

Man Charged In Beating Of Pregnant Woman

Man Charged In Beating Of Pregnant Woman

  LADARIUS ADAM LEWIS      Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man for allegedly beating a pregnant woman. On Wednesday at 5:20 a. m., deputies said Ladarius Adam Lewis, 23, went to the residence of a 22-year-old woman who lived in the 1,000 block of Morris Bridge Road. Deputies said when Lewis arrived, he forced...

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400 Apartments Planned For Riverwalk On Fortune Street

400 Apartments Planned For Riverwalk On Fortune Street

  Proposed Apartment Complex   Everyone who has traveled to and from West Tampa has crossed the Fortune Street Bridge, but few know of its history. The bridge was named in honor of Fortune Taylor, a former slave and wife of former Hernando County slave, Benjamin Taylor. Together, the couple tended orchards of oranges, guavas,...

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Texas Transit Cop Resigns After Train Station Beating

Texas Transit Cop Resigns After Train Station Beating

Former Houston, Texas Transit Officer J. Warren is shown in this photograph. Officer resigned last Monday prior to his being terminated by the department.   A Houston, Texas transit cop resigned last Monday after a train station camera captured the officer repeatedly beating a man with a baton two weeks ago, authorities said. Metro Police...

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The Photos Tells It All: American Presidents And Their Wives Embrace Each Other

The Photos Tells It All: American Presidents And Their Wives Embrace Each Other

  Mrs. Obama hugs former president, George W. Bush as President Obama and Mrs. Bush look on.   Former president Bush and Mrs. Bush pose while President Obama takes their photo with a family attending the opening of the AA Museum. The moment last weekend that should make us all remember what it looks like...

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President Obama: If You Don’t Vote, That’s A Vote For Donald Trump

President Obama: If You Don’t Vote, That’s A Vote For Donald Trump

President Barack Obama on Wednesday warned Americans against staying at home on Election Day, saying such a move would be a boon for Donald Trump.   “If you don’t vote, that’s a vote for Trump,”  The President said during an interview on “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” broadcast Wednesday.   “If you vote for a...

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If Black People In Florida Don’t Vote For Hillary, She Will Lose

If Black People In Florida Don’t Vote For Hillary, She Will Lose

  Hillary Clinton   To kill Donald Trump’s chances of capturing the White House, Hillary Clinton needs to win Florida. And to do that, she needs a big minority turnout.   But Democrats are beginning to worry that too many African-American voters are uninspired by Clinton’s candidacy, leading her campaign to hit the panic button...

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The Head Of Justice Department’s National Security Steps Down

The Head Of Justice Department’s National Security Steps Down

The head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division is stepping down next month to pursue a career in the private sector, the Washington Post reports. John P. Carlin, 43, is the youngest and longest-serving head of the NSD. He oversaw the prosecution arising out of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and his department initiated the...

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Teenager Arrested On Numerous Charges

Teenager Arrested On Numerous Charges

On Sunday, September 25th, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a teenager on numerous charges. According to reports, at 7:05 p. m., a deputy attempted to make a stop on a vehicle he saw committing a traffic violation at Turkey Creek Road and Charleston Avenue in Plant City. The driver failed to yield and traveled into...

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Teenagers Arrested For Vehicle Burglaries

Teenagers Arrested For Vehicle Burglaries

EROS MEDRANO-ROMERO        On September 25th at 10:54 p. m., Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies reported that Eros Medrano-Romero, 18, and Kendale Scurlark, 16, entered several vehicles with the intent to deprive the victim’s of their possessions. While in the vehicles, Medrano-Romero and Scurlark reportedly took several items and exited the vehicles. Deputies said Medrano-Romero...

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Sometimes Snakes Live In Greener Grass’

Sometimes Snakes Live In Greener Grass   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   The other day I ran across a small story, inside of The Week magazine’s “Only In America” section, reporting that California State University, in Los Angeles, is now offering segregated housing for African American students. This new housing is, allegedly, designed to help...

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Buccaneers To Host Super Bowl Champions At Ray Jay

Buccaneers To Host Super Bowl Champions At Ray Jay

Tampa Bay Buccaneer fans were optimistic about the 2016 season, especially when the team opened the season with a road win over their NFC South foes, the Atlanta Falcons. However, after losing to the Arizona Cardinals and at home to the Los Angeles Rams, the Bucs find themselves once again chasing instead of being chased....

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Russell Wilson Out Minimum Of Three Weeks

Russell Wilson Out Minimum Of Three Weeks

 Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll revealed quarterback Russell Wilson’s newest injury from Sunday was an MCL strain and he  was at least considering resting his franchise quarterback this week against the New York Jets on Sunday for an extra week of rest, as they hit their bye, next week. However, the quarterback might be...

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Stephen Curry Optimistic He’ll Re-Sign With Warriors After Season

Stephen Curry Optimistic He’ll Re-Sign With Warriors After Season

  Stephen Curry indicated Tuesday he’ll likely re-sign with the Golden State Warriors after this season. “Yes. Yes,” Curry replied to questions about whether he’s optimistic about returning to the Warriors. Next offseason will be the two-time reigning NBA MVP’s first time as an unrestricted free agent. Curry re-signing would be in contrast to decisions...

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Serena Williams: ‘I Won’t Be Silent’ On Police Violence

Serena Williams: ‘I Won’t Be Silent’ On Police Violence

  Superstar tennis player Serena Williams has expressed her fears and frustration about police violence against African Americans, writing on Facebook that she “won’t be silent.” The sight of a police car by the roadside during a car journey with her teenage nephew Tuesday prompted a chain of thoughts that led to her emotional post....

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SHAY      Congratulations to this week’s Spotlight feature, Shay. She is pursuing a professional career as a model and actress and hopes the doors of opportunity will open for her in other areas. We all wish Shay the best, and again we congratulate her on being selected as this week’s Spotlight feature....

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No Action Is Stance the Univ. Of Tennessee Is Taking Against Law Professor Who Tweeted ‘Run Them Down’

No Action Is Stance the Univ. Of Tennessee Is Taking Against Law Professor Who Tweeted ‘Run Them Down’

  Law professor Glenn Reynolds   Glenn Reynolds is a conservative writer and law professor who created the Instapundit blog, tweeted, “Run them down” in response to a tweet from a news station in Charlotte that showed protesters on Interstate 277 after the fatal police shooting of Keith Scott. The University of Tennessee will not take disciplinary action...

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Sister’s Call For Help For Brother’s Safety Ends With Police Killing Him

Sister’s Call For Help For Brother’s Safety Ends With Police Killing Him

Alfred Olango, 30.    SAN DIEGO,  CA — Police in El Cajon, a suburb of San Diego in California shot and killed a Black man Tuesday afternoon, sparking protests. Police said they received a call from the man’s sister saying he was “not acting like himself,” walking in traffic and endangering himself and motorists. Two...

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U.S. High Court Says Employers Can Say ‘No’ To Hiring A Person With Dreadlocks

U.S. High Court Says Employers Can Say ‘No’ To Hiring A Person With Dreadlocks

  ATLANTA, GA — The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta  in a 3-0 votes has ruled against a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against a company called Catastrophe Management Solutions. The ruling is that refusing to hire someone because of their dreadlocks (or locks) hairstyle is legal.  ...

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