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Hillsborough County ACT-SO Group  Excels At National Competition TAMPA NATIVE DEPARTS TO COMPLETE RESIDENCY RETIRED EDUCATOR ENJOYS PARTY CELEBRATING 100TH BIRTHDAY LUNCH TIME READERS PARTICIPATE IN BEALSVILLE CELEBRATION
 
Hillsborough County ACT-SO Group  Excels At National Competition

Hillsborough County ACT-SO Group Excels At National Competition

Hillsborough County ACT-SO Group Excels At National Competition                 Members of the Hillsborough County Branch NAACP ACT-SO (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics) participated in the 37th Annual Competition and Awards Ceremony. The event is the prelude to the 106th National NAACP Convention that took place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 13th through July […]

TAMPA NATIVE DEPARTS TO COMPLETE RESIDENCY

TAMPA NATIVE DEPARTS TO COMPLETE RESIDENCY

TAMPA NATIVE DEPARTS TO COMPLETE RESIDENCY   Recently, a Tampa native celebrated a milestone in her career in becoming a physician. Dr. JaMia Washington recently spent time with her family and friends before departing to begin her Residency at Case Western University Hospital. The hospital is located in Cleveland, Ohio. Those attending the festive occasion […]

RETIRED EDUCATOR ENJOYS PARTY CELEBRATING 100TH BIRTHDAY

RETIRED EDUCATOR ENJOYS PARTY CELEBRATING 100TH BIRTHDAY

RETIRED EDUCATOR ENJOYS PARTY CELEBRATING 100TH BIRTHDAY   On Saturday, June 27th, family members and friends gathered at the Tampa Airport Hilton to help Mrs. Dora Reeder celebrate her 100th birthday. A lifelong Tampa resident and longtime advocate of education, Mrs. Reeder impacted the lives of hundreds of students. She retired as the Principal of […]

LUNCH TIME READERS PARTICIPATE IN BEALSVILLE CELEBRATION

LUNCH TIME READERS PARTICIPATE IN BEALSVILLE CELEBRATION

LUNCH TIME READERS PARTICIPATE IN BEALSVILLE CELEBRATION   Last month, members of the Bealville Community celebrated their anniversary with a series of events, ranging from descendants, students, churches in the community, and all other aspects. The Bealsville community was founded by 12 former slaves at the end of the Civil War. Among those participating in […]

2015 Griot Drum Awards Rules And Categories

2015 Griot Drum Awards Rules And Categories

30 July 2015

    Lorraine Mcbride, President, Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists, is shown with Rod Carter, Vice President of the organization.   The Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists’ Griot Drum Awards honors the best journalism on issues related to people of color in Tampa Bay and surrounding areas. The organization is currently accepting submissions […]

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Brothers United After 50 Years Of Separation

Brothers United After 50 Years Of Separation

30 July 2015

    Rev. Mack Benton had not seen his younger brother, Johnny Crawford, for more than 50 years. They are shown meeting again in Detroit, Michigan.   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor   For more than 25 years, the two East Tampa families have lived next door to each other. But, they don’t […]

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Tampa Native Earns Master’s Degree

Tampa Native Earns Master’s Degree

30 July 2015

    Patrick Sneed receives his master’s degree from St. Leo University.   BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel Staff Writer   Growing up in public housing can be tough for some kids. For Patrick Sneed, living in College Hill Public Housing during the mid-1980s proved to be too much for his mother. “We moved into […]

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Award Named In Honor Of Late  Blake Graduate

Award Named In Honor Of Late Blake Graduate

30 July 2015

                    Teddy Ricks hands a check for $500 to Gloria McGill.   BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel Staff Writer   There can be no greater example of unity than what has been nurtured by members of Howard W. Blake High School’s 1970 graduating class. They constantly meet and not always for reunions. They […]

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Driver In Crash That Killed Three Mothers Sentenced To 35 Years

Driver In Crash That Killed Three Mothers Sentenced To 35 Years

30 July 2015

  MARQUICE ANDERSON   Accident victims: Briana Campbell, Jamesia Lang, and Grace Collier.   This is what was left of the vehicle the three women were in after the crash.                   On Tuesday, a St. Petersburg man was sentenced to 35 years in prison for the deaths of three young mothers killed in a […]

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Man Arrested After Taking Joyride Through Lawn Of Detention Center

Man Arrested After Taking Joyride Through Lawn Of Detention Center

30 July 2015

    MICHAEL LEE ROBERTS     A Brooksville man was arrested Monday after he refused to move his car from an illegal parking spot in front of the Hernando County Detention Center. According to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, Michael Lee Roberts, 31, was defiant when he was told he couldn’t park his vehicle […]

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Bigotry Exposed

Bigotry Exposed

30 July 2015

Bigotry Exposed   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   A minor story that’s been circulating throughout the news cycle involves the recently released audio, taken from a sex-tape, that shows iconic wrestler, Hulk Hogan, using the N-word and other disparaging language while expressing disapproval of his daughter, Brooke Hogan, dating a Black man. Apparently the “Hulkster” […]

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Prince To Release New Album This Year!

Prince To Release New Album This Year!

30 July 2015

    Prince has been doing surprise performances throughout the country. Here he is in NYC.     Following his most recent release “HARDROCKLOVER,” Prince’s  band, 3rd Eye Girl reveal the legend will drop a new album titled The Hit & Run Album, due out later this year. It’s titled from his latest surprise concert […]

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Mariah Lands Star On Walk Of Fame

Mariah Lands Star On Walk Of Fame

30 July 2015

    Mariah Carey will unveil her star on August 4th.   Mariah Carey reaches another milestone in her illustrious career. The music legend will be honored with the 2,556th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “Finally, all questions regarding when Mariah Carey will be honored with a star are answered! Fans have repeatedly […]

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Mary J. And Queen Latifah Will Star In Remake Of ‘The Wiz’ On Dec. 3rd

Mary J. And Queen Latifah Will Star In Remake Of ‘The Wiz’ On Dec. 3rd

30 July 2015

     Queen Latifah will play the Wizard  and Mary J. Blige will play Eveline, the wicked witch.     In March NBC announced that it would follow up live productions of The Sound Of Music and Peter Pan with The Wiz, set to air December 3. And on Tuesday People revealed that Queen Latifah and […]

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Medical Examiner Says There Was No Foul Play In Bobbi Kristina’s Death

Medical Examiner Says There Was No Foul Play In Bobbi Kristina’s Death

30 July 2015

    Bobbi Kristina Brown     Following the near-drowning incident on Jan 31, Bobbi Kristina’s boyfriend, Nick Gordon, was under criminal investigation as a person of interest in the case for foul play. However, following her death on   July 26 and an autopsy, a medical examiner reports there are no obvious signs of foul […]

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Birdman Finally Talks About Issues With Lil Wayne

Birdman Finally Talks About Issues With Lil Wayne

30 July 2015

     Lil Wayne wants out. Birdman claims Wayne has never asked.   Cash Money head Bryan “Birdman” Williams sat down with Power 105’s Angie Martinez for an exclusive interview. The New Orleans born label head was open to finally talk about all the issues surrounding his supposed fallout with his “son” Lil Wayne. “Wayne’s […]

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Raenah

30 July 2015

    Raenah Hello, my name is Raenah, and I’m happy to be this week’s Spotlight feature. Ever since I was a baby I’ve loved being in front of every camera I saw. I’m all for empowering young women. Modeling and photography are ways I feel I can send a positive message through one, or […]

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Michael Jordan Loses China Trademark Suit: Report

Michael Jordan Loses China Trademark Suit: Report

30 July 2015

  A Beijing court has dismissed a trademark case brought by US basketball superstar Michael Jordan against a company using a similar name and logo to his Nike-produced brand, a report said. The former Chicago Bull is arguably the most popular international basketball star in China and is known in the country as “Qiaodan”, a […]

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Tom Brady Loses Appeal; 4-Game Deflategate Suspension Upheld By NFL

Tom Brady Loses Appeal; 4-Game Deflategate Suspension Upheld By NFL

30 July 2015

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady throws a pass during the first half of the Super Bowl XLIX.   NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has upheld New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his alleged involvement in the Deflategate scandal, the league announced Tuesday. In its ruling, the NFL rejected Brady’s appeal because it found he […]

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Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal playing in Manila

Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal playing in Manila

30 July 2015

    World No. 1 Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal headline a veritable galaxy of tennis superstars seeing action in the second edition of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) in December. Williams, already the winner of 20 Grand Slam women’s singles titles, banners the Philippine Mavericks this time in the Dec. 6-8 showcase at […]

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Jameis Winston Says He’s ‘Back At A Good Weight’ As Camp Looms

Jameis Winston Says He’s ‘Back At A Good Weight’ As Camp Looms

30 July 2015

    Jameis Winston was listed at 230 pounds in his final season at Florida State.   Jameis Winston’s weight is right where he wants it to be with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers scheduled to hold their first practice of training camp Saturday. “I’m 236 [pounds] right now,” the No. 1 overall pick in this […]

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Chicago Residents Outraged After Crime Scene Car Removed With Dead Bodies Inside

Chicago Residents Outraged After Crime Scene Car Removed With Dead Bodies Inside

30 July 2015

  Residents gather around the yellow tape. Residents of a neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side were seen on video berating police officers after a car was removed from a crime scene with the bodies of victims still inside, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The video, titled “So Damn Disrespectful, This Is Just Not Right,” was uploaded to YouTube by […]

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