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CITY OF TAMPA WOMEN MT. OLIVE AME CHURCH RECOGNIZES CITIZENS DURING BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM BLACK NURSES OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY HISTORICAL ORGANIZATION, INC. SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON BUSINESSWOMAN TELLS AUDIENCE ‘TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX’
 
CITY OF TAMPA WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION

CITY OF TAMPA WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION

CITY OF TAMPA WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION The City of Tampa held its Women’s History Month Celebration on March 21st at the Tampa Convention Center. The theme was “Honoring Trailblazing Women In Labor And Business. The Special Award was the MacDill Air Force Base Women’s Appreciation Award, presented to Civilian Nicole M. Tompkins and 1st […]

MT. OLIVE AME CHURCH RECOGNIZES CITIZENS DURING BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM

MT. OLIVE AME CHURCH RECOGNIZES CITIZENS DURING BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM

MT. OLIVE AME CHURCH RECOGNIZES CITIZENS DURING BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM Mt. Olive African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1902 W. LaSalle St., held its Black History Month Program on February 26, 2017. One of the featured events during the service was Donald Dowridge, Jr.’s portrayal of Frederick Douglass. The highlight of the service was the recognition of […]

BLACK NURSES OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY HISTORICAL ORGANIZATION, INC. SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON

BLACK NURSES OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY HISTORICAL ORGANIZATION, INC. SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON

BLACK NURSES OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY HISTORICAL ORGANIZATION, INC. SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON The Black Nurses of Hillsborough County Historical Organization, Inc. (B. N. H. H. O.) held its Scholarship Luncheon on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The luncheon was held at the American Legion Seminole Post #111. James Tokley was the Master of Ceremonies and Joanna Tokley and […]

BUSINESSWOMAN TELLS AUDIENCE ‘TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX’

BUSINESSWOMAN TELLS AUDIENCE ‘TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX’

BUSINESSWOMAN TELLS AUDIENCE ‘TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX’ An audience of mostly women listened attentively last Friday as billionaire  businesswoman, Dr. Sheila Johnson shared with them ways they should “think outside the box.” Dr. Johnson, guest speaker, shared with them some of her own experiences that prepared her for the role she now stands in. […]

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Actress Viola Davis To Speak During USF Lecture Series

Actress Viola Davis To Speak During USF Lecture Series

  VIOLA DAVIS The University of South Florida will host a popular award winning actress on April 4th. Ms. Viola Davis will be a guest speaker during a weeklong celebration of Bull Pride. She will address the audience as part of the University Lecture Series. It will be held in the Marshall Student Center Ballroom,...

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USF Athlete Shot 3 Times Charged In Road Rage Incident

USF Athlete Shot 3 Times Charged In Road Rage Incident

  HASSAN CHILDS … Recovering from injuries JOVANNI JIMENEZ … Shooter Last Saturday night police launched an investigation after a shooting incident that left a college athlete suffering gunshot wounds. On Monday, police arrested the athlete while he was still hospitalized and charged him. According to a spokesman for the Tampa Police Department, shortly after...

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Judge Releases Mom Accused Of Murder Citing ‘Deceptive Police Practices’

Judge Releases Mom Accused Of Murder Citing ‘Deceptive Police Practices’

QUANYISHA THOMPSON … Released after serving 1,229 days in jail Last week, a Tampa mother was released from jail after a judge agreed that she had been a victim of deceptive police practices. She was also allowed to plead guilty to child neglect instead of murder. The incident that landed Ms. Quanyisha Thompson in jail...

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Roadway Prank Gets Man Tickets To Court

Roadway Prank Gets Man Tickets To Court

This photograph shows the man identified as Kiaron Thomas sitting in the middle of the road eating pancakes. KIARON THOMAS Was charged and given citations to appear in court  On April 25th, a Lakeland man will appear before a judge to explain what he calls a prank. A video of him eating pancakes in the...

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Woman Spends Over $10,000 Of Stolen Money For Plastic Surgery

Woman Spends Over $10,000 Of Stolen Money For Plastic Surgery

NYAIRA THOMAS … Being sought by police The Lakeland Police Department is currently looking for a 20-year-old forgery suspect. The woman is said to have spent more than $10,000 on plastic surgery. According to the Lakeland Police Department, Ms. Nyaira Ronnie Thomas is currently wanted on charges of criminal use of personal ID, forgery, and...

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Two More Fall For The Devil’s Trick Bag’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Two More Fall For The Devil’s Trick Bag’

Two More Fall For The Devil’s Trick Bag BY CLARENCE BARR, II                                                                  No one is immune to greed. At some point we’ve all...

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Repeal And Replacement Of Obamacare Is Now Dead! Trump Suffers Major Setback

Repeal And Replacement Of Obamacare Is Now Dead! Trump Suffers Major Setback

  President Donald Trump at the White House speaking on health care policy change (Obamacare). A week before Republicans unveiled their doomed healthcare bill, President Trump claimed that “nobody knew that health care could be so complicated.” On Friday, barely a month later, Trump suffered a major political setback when his crusade to “repeal and...

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Top U.S. General In Europe Says Russia Maybe Supplying Weapons To Taliban

  Russia may be influencing and supplying the Taliban in Afghanistan, the top U.S. general in Europe said during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Thursday. Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, who also serves as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, told Senators that Russia’s role in Afghanistan seemed to be growing, according to Reuters....

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Trump’s Budget Will Hurt Low Income College Students

Trump’s Budget Will Hurt Low Income College Students

Donald Trump As President Donald Trump continues to make changes to the nation’s budget, his most recent cut to the U.S. Department of Education is bad news to millions of low-income students and thousands of schools around the country. Trump is planning to drastically reduce the Pell Grant Program, and totally eliminate the Federal Supplemental...

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African Economic Summit Had No Africans Due To Denied Visas

African Economic Summit Had No Africans Due To Denied Visas

Days after the Atlanta Black Star reported that ICE agents have been targeting African immigrants with increased prejudice under the Trump administration, comes a report from The Guardian that a recent U.S.-African trade summit was forced to proceed without any Africans. The University of Southern California planned to host a three-day event, The African Global...

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Xavier’s Cinderella Story Ends After Making Elite 8 With Loss To Gonzaga

Xavier’s Cinderella Story Ends After Making Elite 8 With Loss To Gonzaga

The Xavier Musketeers earned the right to play in the Elite Eight for the first time in a decade after defeating Arizona. Trevon Bluiett kept Xavier close in the Sweet 16 with a big first half and the Musketeers made the clutch plays down the stretch against the West Region’s No. 2 seed, upsetting Arizona...

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Virginia Union Women’s Basketball Team Rank #2 In Coaches Poll

Virginia Union Women’s Basketball Team Rank #2 In Coaches Poll

  The Virginia Union University women’s basketball team has finished the 2016-17 season ranked #2 in the final Women’s Basketball Coaches Association poll of the season, released on Saturday, March 25. The Lady Panthers moved up from #18 due to a miraculous run through the NCAA Tournament, culminating in an appearance in the 2017 National...

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Google And Howard University Up The Ante: Launch Howard West In Silicon Valley

Google And Howard University Up The Ante: Launch Howard West In Silicon Valley

  With the 2013 launch of the Googler-in-Residence (GIR) Program, Google piloted a partnership with Howard University with a long-term goal of promoting diversity and preparing future leaders in the STEM industry. Since then, the GIR has expanded to six additional colleges including Hampton University, Fisk University, Spelman College, Morehouse College, Xavier University and Dillard...

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Child Genius To Graduate From Clark Atlanta Univ. At 19

Child Genius To Graduate From Clark Atlanta Univ. At 19

  Ronald McCullough, Jr., will be entering graduate school at age 19.  Ronald McCullough Jr. is one exceptional soon-to-be-alumnus of Clark Atlanta University.  At commencement May 22, the former child genius will graduate with honors with a B.A. in biology a full two years ahead of his classmates, at the youthful age of 19. Along the...

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White Professor Under Investigation After ‘Mock Slavery Auction’

White Professor Under Investigation After ‘Mock Slavery Auction’

  A white professor at Howard University is under investigation for holding what has been called a mock slave auction in his classroom. The class was covering Frederick Douglass’ slave narrative when the professor singled out one of the only two black men in the room. He went on to discuss how slaves were examined...

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SHANISE You have to really be special to be granted a second viewing. This week, Shanise is our Beauty Unlimited feature.  Shanise is working on expanding her portfolio so she is very open to different genres, styles of modeling and photo shoots. She says although she’s looking to expand herself, she will do the same...

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3 Bucs Named To NFL.com’s All-Under 25 Team

3 Bucs Named To NFL.com’s All-Under 25 Team

On Wednesday, NFL.com’s Elliot Harrison published his All-Under 25 team, and the Buccaneers were well-represented. Three Bucs made the list – quarterback Jameis Winston, wide receiver Mike Evans and guard Ali Marpet. No other team in the league had more than two players listed. This past season, Winston completed his second 4,000-yard passing season in...

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