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CITY OF TAMPA BLACK HISTORY COMMITTEE CELEBRATES 30 YEARS STUDENTS HONORED AT NAACP FREEDOM FUND BANQUET FRATERNITY’S FOUNDATION HOSTS ‘DAY OF SERVICE’ FOR STUDENTS FIRST BLACK HOCKEY PLAYER SPENDS TIME WITH KIDS AT BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
 
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CITY OF TAMPA BLACK HISTORY COMMITTEE CELEBRATES 30 YEARS

CITY OF TAMPA BLACK HISTORY COMMITTEE CELEBRATES 30 YEARS            The City of Tampa Black History Committee (COTBHC) held its 30th Black History Month Celebration on Friday, February 2, 2018 at the Tampa Convention Center. The committee was founded by Bobby L. Bowden. Those who attended the celebration were from left to right: Pastor […]

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STUDENTS HONORED AT NAACP FREEDOM FUND BANQUET

STUDENTS HONORED AT NAACP FREEDOM FUND BANQUET                   The Hillsborough County Branch NAACP held its Freedom Fund Banquet last Thursday at the Downtown Hilton Hotel. The organization honored a number of individuals, including students. Britnee Blake, a 9th grade student at Howard W. Blake Magnet High School was a Performance Art winner for high schools. […]

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FRATERNITY’S FOUNDATION HOSTS ‘DAY OF SERVICE’ FOR STUDENTS

FRATERNITY’S FOUNDATION HOSTS ‘DAY OF SERVICE’ FOR STUDENTS                   GZL Educational Foundation and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. hosted a Community Empowerment and Social Justice Symposium for middle and high school students. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service event was held at Hillsborough Community College, Ybor Campus, on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Participants […]

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FIRST BLACK HOCKEY PLAYER SPENDS TIME WITH KIDS AT BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB

FIRST BLACK HOCKEY PLAYER SPENDS TIME WITH KIDS AT BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB                   Willie O’Ree, the first Black to play in the National Hockey League (NHL), was in town two weeks ago for the NHL All-Star Weekend, which included the game that was in St. Petersburg. While in the area, Mr. O’Ree spent time […]

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Seminole Heights Suspect’s Parents Receive House Arrest

Seminole Heights Suspect’s Parents Receive House Arrest

HOWELL E. DONALDSON, III HOWELL AND ROSITA DONALDSON, JR.  /Users/terryclark/Desktop/Website Post /Front Page – City of Tampa.jpg Last Friday, the parents of a man accused of four murders were sentenced to house arrest. They have refused to testify since their son was taken into custody. Howell and Rosita Donaldson, Jr., are the parents of Howell...

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Police Search For Elderly Man Missing Since Thursday

Police Search For Elderly Man Missing Since Thursday

  ANSEL HAMMOND   Police are asking the public to help find an elderly man. He has been missing since last Thursday. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Ansel Hammond, 68, was last seen at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 N. Highway 301, around 4 p.m. A spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office said Mr....

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State Senators Call For Gun Legislation

State Senators Call For Gun Legislation

SENATOR LINDA STEWART   SENATOR DAPHNE CAMPBELL    BROWARD COUNTY SCHOOL SHOOTING   In the wake of the school shooting in South Florida last week, two Florida Senators are call for gun safety legislation. Senator Daphne Campbell, said, “The tragedy at Stoneman Douglas High School deeply troubles me. The time for a ‘having a conversation’...

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Case Manager Discusses How Event Benefits Homeless

Case Manager Discusses How Event Benefits Homeless

Janice Justinano, Margaret Jones, and Patricia Wingo, Outreach Coordinator, for the Tampa Housing Authority will participate in the upcoming event.   Helping Homeless People   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor   On March 10, 2018, the Tampa Housing Authority will host its 4th Annual Race To End Homelessness. The event will take place...

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Ex-Correctional Officer Gets 24 Months For Bribes

Ex-Correctional Officer Gets 24 Months For Bribes

ALBERT LARRY HARRIS, JR.  A former federal corrections officer was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison recently. Judge James D. Whittemore handed down the sentence to Albert Larry Harris, Jr., 27, of Lake County for accepting a bribe as a public official. He pleaded guilty on November 15, 2017. According to the plea agreement, Harris...

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Man Robs Business At Gunpoint

Man Robs Business At Gunpoint

DOLLAR GENERAL ROBBERY   Police are attempting to identify a man who robbed a business at gunpoint. The robbery took place around 10 p.m. last Thursday. Police said the man walked into the Dollar General, 459 Brandon Blvd. Once inside, produced a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded money. In addition to the money, he also...

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Student Arrested For Copycat School Threats

Student Arrested For Copycat School Threats

EDWARD CHARLES OSGOOD   A 14-year-old student was arrested and charged with making written threats to kill or do bodily injury. The electronic communication is considered as copycat threats of the recent murders in Broward County. According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Edward Charles Osgood was arrested at his home last Saturday. On Friday...

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Tips Identify Man Wanted For Bank Robbery

Tips Identify Man Wanted For Bank Robbery

WARREN LATIS MAXWELL … Warrant issued Detectives have learned the identity of a man they believe robbed a bank last week. A warrant has been issued for his arrest. According to detectives with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, the man entered the Wells Fargo Bank, 12233 N. Florida Avenue, shortly after 2 p.m. He approached...

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