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STUDENTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY PARTICIPATE IN SIGNING DAY

STUDENTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY PARTICIPATE IN SIGNING DAY                            Wednesday, February 6, 2019, was “Signing Day” for high school athletes all across the country to let it be known where they hoped to spend their college years. Students in Hillsborough County also signed letters of commitment. Most of those signing were football players. […]

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TEENS PARTICIPATE IN KING DAY OF SERVICE EVENT

TEENS PARTICIPATE IN KING DAY OF SERVICE EVENT               The Youth Ministry of Greater Bethel Missionary Baptist Church hosted a Teen Leadership Summit on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The Martin Luther King, Jr. event – ‘A Day On, Not A Day Off’ – featured several presenters and organization representatives. Those who participated are: front […]

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MORE THAN 300 ATTEND ANNUAL INTERFAITH SERVICE

MORE THAN 300 ATTEND ANNUAL INTERFAITH SERVICE               The 31st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Service was held on the King Holiday. The service was held at Allen Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church. The Commemorative Planning Committee was pleased with the turnout of more than 300. Those who participated on the program […]

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KICK-OFF RECEPTION FOR 2019 CONFERENCE

       KICK-OFF RECEPTION FOR 2019 CONFERENCE               The Conference of Minority Transportation Official (COMTO)  kick-off reception was held on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. The reception was held at the Tampa Club and is the kick-off to the conference that will meet in Tampa July 12-16, 2019.    Carla Williams is the President of COMTO Central […]

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Safe & Sound To Host First ‘Girls Night Out’

SAMMECIA BAGLEY Communications & Outreach Manager   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor   Safe & Sound Hillsborough is excited to host our first “Girls Night Out.” The event is being presented in partnership with the Beta Kappa Sigma Tampa Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. The event will take place February...

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2019 Teen Business Challenge Weekend Planned

RALPH SMITH Founder and CEO of Computer Mentors, Inc.   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor                 Members of Computer Mentors are putting the final touches on a youth competition. This year, the 5thAnnual Teen Business Challenge will take place. The event will be held the weekend of February 22nd, 23rd, and...

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Man Jailed After Victim Dies From Single Punch

EDWARD JEROME TAYLOR, JR. … Died January 3rd   ISMAEL OCASIO, III … Charged with manslaughter   Police have arrested a 36-year-old man and charged him in connection with a death. The victim died after being punched. According to Tampa Police, Edward Jerome Taylor, Jr., 32, of Tampa, and Ismael Ocasio, III, of Wesley Chapel, were...

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Man Arrested For Shooting Good Samaritan

EDWARD NIEVES   Police have arrested a 43-year-old man and charged him with shooting another man. He was arrested Monday. According to police, on February 2nd, around 2 a.m., a man observed an unknown man who was reportedly assaulting a woman. The good Samaritan stopped to intercede and became involved in an argument with the...

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Men Being Sought In Walmart Theft

WALMART SUSPECT #1   WALMART SUSPECT #2   WALMART SUSPECT #3               The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help in identifying shoplifters. More than $1,605.28 in merchandise was taken. According to police, the men loaded up a shopping cart and walked out of the Walmart, 4928 Highway 674, in Wimauma. The incident took...

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Black Like Me’

Black Like Me   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   The other day I ran across a television news story about a police department in Baton Rouge, Louisiana that once allowed it’s white narcotics officers to work undercover while wearing makeup that made them appear to be Black. Needless to say, once the photos surfaced, the...

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Bill Led By Sen. Kamala Harris To Preserve And Improve Historic HBCU Buildings, Sites Passes Senate

ens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) introduced a bipartisan bill to grant funding to HBCUs to ensure that historic buildings and sites on their campuses remain in good condition for future generations.   As an alumna of Howard University, HBCUs are very important to Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and on Tuesday the 2020...

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Lawmakers reach agreement ‘in principle’ to avert shutdown

Lawmakers said on Monday night that they had reached an agreement “in principle” to avoid a second partial government shutdown set to begin on Saturday. “We’ve had a good evening. We’ve reached an agreement in principle between us on the Homeland Security and the other six bills,” Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) told reporters. Shelby announced the deal...

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