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MINISTERS SUPPORT BISHOP MATTHEW WILLIAMS DURING COGIC’S HOLY CONVOCATION CHURCH’S MORTGAGE BURNED DURING  ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION BLAKE HIGH JAZZ MESSENGERS SAY FAREWELL TO SUPT. MARYELLEN ELIA
 
MINISTERS SUPPORT BISHOP MATTHEW WILLIAMS DURING COGIC’S HOLY CONVOCATION

MINISTERS SUPPORT BISHOP MATTHEW WILLIAMS DURING COGIC’S HOLY CONVOCATION

The Jurisdiction of Southwestern Florida held its 48th Annual Holy Convocation recently at its headquarters, Brown Memorial Church of God in Christ, Bishop Matthew Williams, Pastor. Bishop Williams is also the Jurisdictional Prelate. Area ministers who supported Bishop Matthews and the Convocation were: left to right, Reverend Thomas Scott, Pastor, 34th Street Church of God; […]

CHURCH’S MORTGAGE BURNED DURING  ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

CHURCH’S MORTGAGE BURNED DURING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 5001 Cumberland Dr., celebrated its 90th Church Anniversary on Sunday, February 22nd. This celebration also included the burning of the church’s mortgage and the installation of a cornerstone. The church, founded in 1925, moved to its current location in 2005. Participating in the afternoon service were, from left: Reverend James […]

BLAKE HIGH JAZZ MESSENGERS SAY FAREWELL TO SUPT. MARYELLEN ELIA

BLAKE HIGH JAZZ MESSENGERS SAY FAREWELL TO SUPT. MARYELLEN ELIA

A farewell event was held Monday evening for Superintendent MaryEllen Elia. Her final day as head of the Hillsborough County School District is Thursday, March 5, 2015. More than 800 educators and citizens from the community attended the event which was held at the Marriott Waterside Hotel. Several shared well-wishes for her continued success. Mrs. […]

Judge Re-Sentences First Lady Of Tax Fraud To 21 Years

Judge Re-Sentences First Lady Of Tax Fraud To 21 Years

05 March 2015

On Thursday U. S. District Judge James S. Moody, Jr., re-sentenced a Tampa woman to prison after it was determined an error was made during her sentencing. This was the second time Ms. Rashia Wilson, known as “The First Lady of Tax Fraud,” stood before Judge Moody. Last December, the 11th Court of Appeals overturned […]

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Fatal Shooting At Corner Store Under Investigation

Fatal Shooting At Corner Store Under Investigation

05 March 2015

The Tampa Police Department is currently investigating a shooting that left a Tampa man dead. The shooting took place outside of the Hope Food Store, 4002 N. 22nd Street (corner of N. 22nd Street and Dr. M. L. King, Jr., Blvd. According to police, Anton Kerel Fisher, 35, was outside of the store when an […]

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Even With an Unfavorable Court Ruling, Much of Obamacare Would Live On

Even With an Unfavorable Court Ruling, Much of Obamacare Would Live On

05 March 2015

Unlike the case the court considered in 2012, which could have erased the Affordable Care Act entirely, this one concerns the application of only one provision of the law, and only to certain states. A ruling for the plaintiffs in the case, King v. Burwell, would carry huge consequences in many states, but 15 million […]

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Victory For President Obama: Congress Funds Homeland Security Dept.

Victory For President Obama: Congress Funds Homeland Security Dept.

05 March 2015

The House voted Tuesday to fund the Homeland Security Department through the end of the budget year, ending a protracted standoff that centered on objections to President Obama’s controversial immigration actions. The House voted 257-167 for the legislation, which includes no immigration provisions, and was carried over the finish line with mostly Democratic votes. In […]

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Artist Who Painted Bill Clinton’s Portrait Reveals Monica Lewinsky Is There Too

Artist Who Painted Bill Clinton’s Portrait Reveals Monica Lewinsky Is There Too

05 March 2015

In a recent interview, the artist who painted a portrait of former U. S. President, Bill Clinton that hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. revealed a surprise — the portrait “subtly” incorporated Monica Lewinsky. Artist Nelson Shanks told the newspaper that the shadow on the left side of the portrait was cast […]

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Carbon Monoxide Kills 3 Teens In Ohio

Carbon Monoxide Kills 3 Teens In Ohio

05 March 2015

TROY, OHIO — It has been bitterly cold in Ohio. According to the reports 3 teen girls have died and one other child is critical due to carbon monoxide poisoning from a furnace leak. The Ohio family lost the third child to carbon monoxide poisoning on Sunday after four of the children were exposed to […]

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Friends Of An Atlanta Woman Allegedly Beat Her Up Over A Hamburger

Friends Of An Atlanta Woman Allegedly Beat Her Up Over A Hamburger

05 March 2015

ATLANTA, GA — A 23-year-old Atlanta woman claims that three women attacked her during a night of drinking, allegedly dragging, punching and kicking her and pulling her hair, and leaving her with two black eyes, a chipped tooth and a concussion. The reason Myriah Pointer was brutally attacked, she believes: a hamburger. Pointer said that […]

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Chris Brown Has A Baby Girl?

Chris Brown Has A Baby Girl?

05 March 2015

According to TMZ, Chris Brown is the daddy of a 9-month-old baby girl. The child’s mother, Nia, is a 31-year-old former model. She and Brown have supposedly known each other for several years. Sources connected to both Nia and Chris say the are on very good terms — however they’re not together romantically. We’re told […]

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Harpo Studios In Chicago To Be Shut Down

Harpo Studios In Chicago To Be Shut Down

05 March 2015

The last tie linking Oprah Winfrey to her adopted home of Chicago is about to be severed. Winfrey revealed Harpo Studios in Chicago will be shut down by year’s end in favor of a transition to OWN headquarters in L.A. This move will bring Harpo’s 26-year run in the Windy City to a close. Around […]

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Bobby Brown’s Family Is Shooting Reality Show  Using Bobbi Kristina’s Crisis

Bobby Brown’s Family Is Shooting Reality Show Using Bobbi Kristina’s Crisis

05 March 2015

While Bobby Brown’s family continues to grieve over Bobby Kristina’s health, it seems some members of the family are using the dire situation for future capital. Bobby’s two sisters, brother and their children are shooting a docu-series about their lives, and part of it will “chronicle Bobbi Kristina fighting for her life.” Bobby will not […]

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Suge Knight Fires Lawyers; Tells Judge He’s Going Blind

Suge Knight Fires Lawyers; Tells Judge He’s Going Blind

05 March 2015

Marion “Suge” Knight spoke on his behalf during a brief court appearance in Los Angeles Monday…because he fired all of his lawyers. The former “Death Row Records” CEO said he dismissed the law firm of David Kenner, who was working on his murder case. He also told the judge he was going blind and receiving […]

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Jameis Winston Visits One Buc Place; Trademarks Nickname

Jameis Winston Visits One Buc Place; Trademarks Nickname

05 March 2015

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was in Tampa Bay Tuesday as part of a meeting with Buccaneers officials. He spent time with Coach Lovie Smith and Bucs General Manager, Jason Licht. He also issued this statement, through the Bucs: “Being able to play three years in Florida, I would love to stay here in this great […]

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Denver Nuggets Fire Coach

Denver Nuggets Fire Coach

05 March 2015

The Denver Nuggets fired coach Brian Shaw on Tuesday morning. The Nuggets have free-fallen to a 20-39 record in Shaw’s second season as coach and have been rife with locker-room issues. Assistant coach Melvin Hunt will become interim head coach for the remainder of the season and then the team will search for a full-time […]

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Ray Allen Decides To Sit Out Entire 2014-2015 Season

Ray Allen Decides To Sit Out Entire 2014-2015 Season

05 March 2015

Ray Allen has decided to sit out the entire 2014-15 season, he announced in a press release Wednesday. Allen has been mulling whether to play this season as well as which playoff-bound team he would join. With Allen receiving interest from numerous teams, he left open the possibility of playing next season. “Over the past […]

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Report: Ray Rice Gets $1.588 Million

Report: Ray Rice Gets $1.588 Million

05 March 2015

Ray Rice received $1.588 million from the Baltimore Ravens as part of the settlement in his wrongful-termination grievance hearing in January, sources reported. As a result of the settlement, the Ravens will carry an additional $177,000 against the 2015 salary cap. The NFL had placed a $1.411 million cap charge against the Ravens’ 2014 cap […]

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Gloria

05 March 2015

This week’s Spotlight feature is Gloria, and no matter how cold it is in long Island NY she’s guaranteed to make you feel warm inside. She’s pretty new to modeling, but has some experience. Gloria wants to be a force in the industry of modeling, and believes there is always room for improvement. Congratulations to […]

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Trip To State Basketball Tournament Was ‘Good Experience’ For Jefferson

Trip To State Basketball Tournament Was ‘Good Experience’ For Jefferson

02 March 2015

The Dragons of Jefferson High School lost the semi-final round of the 6-A Tournament in Lakeland on Friday, 67-43, finishing the season at 27-5. BY GWEN HAYES Sentinel Editor Jefferson High School basketball coach, Eric Hayes, said the trip to Lakeland for the Florida High School Athletic Association State Basketball Tournament “was a good experience […]

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Lung Transplant Patient Continues To Mend

Lung Transplant Patient Continues To Mend

02 March 2015

BY GWEN HAYES Sentinel Editor Lung transplant patient Adrian White is in the recovery stages of his post operative surgery, and in the critical stages of making certain that there is no infection or any other malfunctions. After the 2 surgeries related to the transplant, White said he is slowly learning to walk again. “I’m […]

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