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NEW TAMPA POLICE CHIEF SWORN INTO OFFICE 2015 THE LEGENDS ANNUAL BANQUET HELD HARLEM COMES TO STAGE IN ‘AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ PRODUCTION
 
NEW TAMPA POLICE CHIEF SWORN INTO OFFICE

NEW TAMPA POLICE CHIEF SWORN INTO OFFICE

Last Friday, Assistant Chief Eric Ward was sworn into office as the new Chief of the Tampa Police Department. Circuit Judge Ronald Ficarrotta administered the oath at the Tampa Police Department in downtown Tampa. Chief Ward replaces retired Chief Jane Castor, who ended her five years of leadership in the position earlier this month. Chief […]

2015 THE LEGENDS ANNUAL BANQUET HELD

2015 THE LEGENDS ANNUAL BANQUET HELD

On May 16th, the DoubleTree By Hilton, 4500 West Cypress Street, was the location for the 2015 ‘The Legends’ Annual Banquet. During the yearly event, several individuals from the community were honored for their contributions to their respective communities. Mrs. Arna Young-Watson served as the Mistress of Ceremony. Otis Anthony delivered the keynote address. Legend […]

HARLEM COMES TO STAGE IN ‘AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ PRODUCTION

HARLEM COMES TO STAGE IN ‘AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ PRODUCTION

The Stageworks Theatre production of ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ was a tribute to the music of Fats Waller during the Harlem Renaissance. The production ran in Tampa on weekends, May 1-17. Travel back to the Cotton Club in Harlem in the sassy, swinging ’30s via such classic tunes as “Honeysuckle Rose” and “Mean To Me” and imagine […]

Commissioners Approve Funding For Summer Programs

Commissioners Approve Funding For Summer Programs

25 May 2015

BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor The Hillsborough County board of Commissioners recently approved funding to help low-income households. The funding will be administered by the Department of Social Services. The amount of money increased from $664,206 to $2,058,715. The funding is earmarked for Summer Programs. Les Miller, Jr., Hillsborough County Commissioner for District […]

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Community Activist To Speak At Men’s Health Forum

Community Activist To Speak At Men’s Health Forum

25 May 2015

BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor The Men’s Group will host their monthly Health Forum on Friday, May 29th, beginning at 11 a.m. The forum will take place at the College Hill Church Of God In Christ, 6414 N. 30th Street, (corner of N. 30th Street and E. Diana). This month, the keynote speaker […]

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Non-Profit Sues City Over Panhandling Ordinance

25 May 2015

BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Last week, a Tampa non-profit organization filed a lawsuit against the City of Tampa. The lawsuit is challenging the city’s ordinance pertaining to panhandling. The organization, known as Homeless Helping Homeless, Inc., filed the lawsuit in federal court to block the enforcement of the ordinance. The ordinance bars […]

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Gunmen Target Teens In Weekend Shootings

Gunmen Target Teens In Weekend Shootings

25 May 2015

Tampa Police report that at 4 p. m. Friday, Patdal Reed (pictured), 18, was standing at a bus stop on the south side of Main Street when someone standing on the north side of the street next to 1105 Main Street started shooting at him. Reed fled west to avoid being shot, and the suspect […]

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Senate Approves Fast Track Trade Agreement; Most Democrats Not Supporting The President

Senate Approves Fast Track Trade Agreement; Most Democrats Not Supporting The President

25 May 2015

The White House and Republican leaders have a lot of work to do to push fast-track trade authority through the U. S. House of Representatives. The U. S. Senate approved a fast-track bill just before leaving for the Memorial Day recess, with supporters beating back Democratic efforts to delay the bill or undercut it through […]

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Psychologist Appointed Head Of Chicago Jail

Psychologist Appointed Head Of Chicago Jail

25 May 2015

CHICAGO, IL — A clinical psychologist will be appointed head of Chicago’s Cook County Jail, the nation’s second-largest jail where a third of the inmates are mentally ill, officials announced on Tuesday. Nneka Jones Tapia will become executive director of the jail on May 26, county officials said. Tapia, who has been with the sheriff’s […]

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Rise In Elementary Age Suicides By Black Children Needs Action

25 May 2015

NATIONWIDE — The rise in young Black children committing suicide is mostly accounted for by boys, although there was also an increasing rate, but without statistical significance, of Black girls dying by suicide while the rate remained stable among white girls. Within the stable suicide rates, numbering an average of around 33 children in the […]

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Logo At School Named After S.C. Congressman Questioned

Logo At School Named After S.C. Congressman Questioned

25 May 2015

BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. — Alumni of a school named for a slave who later became a South Carolina congressman say the school’s logo is offensive. The school is named after Robert Smalls, a slave who escaped and later captured a Confederate ship during the Civil War. He went on to serve five terms in Congress. […]

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Chris Brown In Child Support Battle With His Daughter Royalty’s Mother

Chris Brown In Child Support Battle With His Daughter Royalty’s Mother

25 May 2015

After giving his daughter, Royalty, a taste of the showbiz life when he took her to the Billboard Music Awards last weekend, Chris Brown is reportedly locked in a legal battle over child support. According to reports, 26-year-old Loyal singer Chris stopped paying former fling Nia Guzman their initially agreed figure of $2,5000 a month […]

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Court: B.B. King’s Daughters Allowed To View Him Before The Public

Court: B.B. King’s Daughters Allowed To View Him Before The Public

25 May 2015

Some immediate B.B. King family members were given e a chance to visit his body at a Las Vegas funeral home ahead of the Friday public viewing and Saturday private memorial for the blues icon. Attorneys representing one of King’s daughters against King’s agent and power-of-attorney, LaVerne Toney, said Thursday’s family-only viewing was a compromise […]

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‘Carlton’ Is New Host Of ‘America’s Funniest Videos’

‘Carlton’ Is New Host Of ‘America’s Funniest Videos’

25 May 2015

Alfonso Ribeiro said Wednesday that it’s ‘truly an honor’ to be named as the new host of America’s Funniest Home Videos. The actor and game show host was unveiled as the new frontman of the classic ABC show by current host Tom Bergeron during the season finale Tuesday night of Dancing With The Stars, which […]

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Usher Files New Restraining Order Against Woman Who Thinks She Is His Wife

Usher Files New Restraining Order Against Woman Who Thinks She Is His Wife

25 May 2015

Usher wants a new restraining order against a woman who has been stalking him since 2012. The singer has been to court three times since then because he fears for his safety and the safety of his children. According to Electronic Urban Report, the rapper went to court on May 15 to ask for a […]

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Tampa Bay Re-Takes Series Control In 2-0 Win

Tampa Bay Re-Takes Series Control In 2-0 Win

25 May 2015

The New York Rangers remain erratic during the Eastern Conference Final They seemingly had momentum coming off a 5-1 win to tie the series against the Tampa Bay Lightning, but a 2-0 loss Sunday night put the Lightning back in control of the series, giving them a 3-2 series lead. The Lightning’s defense stymied the […]

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LeBron James Somehow Has The Cavaliers One Win Away From The NBA Finals

LeBron James Somehow Has The Cavaliers One Win Away From The NBA Finals

25 May 2015

Last July, when LeBron James made the stunning decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers after a very messy, very public divorce some four years earlier, he brought championship hopes to one of the country’s most title-starved regions. But that’s all they were. Hopes. James made certain not to make any guarantees. After the Cavaliers […]

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Michael Sam Signs Deal With CFL’s Montreal Alouettes

Michael Sam Signs Deal With CFL’s Montreal Alouettes

25 May 2015

The Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League announced Friday that they have signed Sam to a two-year deal. Sam spent parts of last season with the St. Louis Rams and Dallas Cowboys, but did not play a regular-season snap for either team. Sam signed a one-year deal with a team option year, according to […]

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Marcell Dareus Suspended For First Game Of ’15 Season

Marcell Dareus Suspended For First Game Of ’15 Season

25 May 2015

Rex Ryan will begin his tenure in Buffalo without the services of his star defensive tackle, Marcell Dareus. Dareus has been suspended for the Bills’ season-opener against the Colts due to a violation of the league’s substance-abuse policy, the NFL announced Thursday. Last May, Dareus was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance and […]

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YELINICE

25 May 2015

This week’s Beauty Unlimited feature, Yelinice, is a woman of few words except when it comes to seeking her success. This young lady is work-a-holic, and loves the camera. She also is pleasant to work with, and very much sought after by publications and other media sources. Yelinice has a unique quality about her that […]

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One Year Anniversary: ‘WTMP Is On  The Bubble’

One Year Anniversary: ‘WTMP Is On The Bubble’

21 May 2015

BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor On May 5, 2014, the popular radio station WTMP 1150 AM 0fficially returned to the airwaves with music that catered to the African American population. However, rumors are once again circulating that the station is in danger of being sold. Last year, Banker Curtis Stokes stepped out to […]

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