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ANNUAL UNCF LUNCHEON HELD IN TAMPA CDC OF TAMPA, INC. DEDICATES LEARNING LAB AN EPIC READING OF REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.’S ‘LETTER FROM A BIRMINGHAM JAIL’
 
ANNUAL UNCF LUNCHEON HELD IN TAMPA

ANNUAL UNCF LUNCHEON HELD IN TAMPA

ANNUAL UNCF LUNCHEON HELD IN TAMPA The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) held its annual luncheon at the Tampa Marriott Westshore. The event was held on Friday, February 10, 2017. Dr. Edison O. Jackson, President of Bethune-Cookman University, was the guest speaker. Deiah Riley, morning anchor of ABC Action News, was the Mistress of Ceremonies. […]

‘STOP THE VIOLENCE’ GOSPEL CONCERT AT NEW HOPE M.B. CHURCH

‘STOP THE VIOLENCE’ GOSPEL CONCERT AT NEW HOPE M.B. CHURCH

Pastor Al Baldwin was the Master of Ceremonies for the ‘Stop The Violence’ Gospel Concert Night at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Rev, Larry Mouton, Jr., Because of the number of violent incidents among young people that have been occurring, the community was invited to attend the event on Friday, January 20, 2017, to enjoy […]

CDC OF TAMPA, INC. DEDICATES LEARNING LAB

CDC OF TAMPA, INC. DEDICATES LEARNING LAB

CDC OF TAMPA, INC. DEDICATES LEARNING LAB   Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa, Inc. (CDC of Tampa) recently held the dedication ceremony for the grand opening of its East Tampa Learning Lab. The event was held at the Audrey Spotford Youth and Family Center, 2631 E. Lake Ave, Tampa. The lab, made possible through […]

AN EPIC READING OF REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.’S ‘LETTER FROM A BIRMINGHAM JAIL’

AN EPIC READING OF REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.’S ‘LETTER FROM A BIRMINGHAM JAIL’

AN EPIC READING OF REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.’S ‘LETTER FROM A BIRMINGHAM JAIL’ The Robert W. Saunders Branch Library was the site of an Epic Reading of Dr. King’s Letter From A Birmingham Jail. The event was held on Monday, January 30, 2017, in partnership with Young Performing Artists, Inc. Among the eloquent […]

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Man Gets Nearly 4 Years; Must Repay $326,133 TO IRS In Tax Fraud Case

Man Gets Nearly 4 Years; Must Repay $326,133 TO IRS In Tax Fraud Case

  WALTER FAMBRO   Last week, a federal judge sentenced a Tampa man to serve time in federal prison. He pleaded guilty to filing false federal income tax claims November 28, 2016. U. S. District Judge Charlene E. Honeywell sentenced Walter Fambro to serve 3 years and 10 months in prison for his role in...

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U. S. Navy Engineer Wins ‘STEM Black Engineer Of The Year’ Award

U. S. Navy Engineer Wins ‘STEM Black Engineer Of The Year’ Award

  DWAYNE NELSON Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division engineer, is shown holding his ‘2017 Black Engineer of the Year’ (BEYA) Award For Community Service.’ Recently, the U. S. Navy held their “2017 Black Engineer Of The Year” (BEYA) Awards” gala. The award winners are engineers honored for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) achievements....

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Lillette’s Alzheimer’s And Arts Foundation Sponsors Benefit Concert

Lillette’s Alzheimer’s And Arts Foundation Sponsors Benefit Concert

Lillette’s Alzheimer’s And Arts Foundation Sponsors Benefit Concert An organization founded in 2005 as Lillette’s Foundation for the Arts, blossomed into, Lillette’s Alzheimer’s and Arts Foundation (a 501c3 organization) in 2016 to include Alzheimer’s Awareness. The organization will be hosting a benefit concert, dinner and dance on Sunday, February 26, 2017. The 5 p. m....

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Man Faces Life, Wife Faces 20 Years For Armed Robbery

Man Faces Life, Wife Faces 20 Years For Armed Robbery

  JACORIAN BROWN JESSICA NICHOLAS Last Thursday, a Brandon couple pleaded guilty to conspiracy and armed robbery. A sentencing date has not been set by the courts. According to the plea agreements, Jacorian Rashawn Brown, 24, and Jessica Duenas Nicholas, 45, both of Brandon, robbed the Murphy USA Gas Station in Wimauma, of more than...

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Man Charged After Car Plunges Into Lake

Man Charged After Car Plunges Into Lake

LEROY HENRY The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 21-year-old man last Friday and charged him with fleeing and eluding, driving while his license were under suspension or revoke, reckless driving, and leaving the scene of a crash involving property damage. He was also charged with violation of probation on a DUI charge. According to...

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Woman Charged With Kidnapping Infant Arrested

Woman Charged With Kidnapping Infant Arrested

  LORRAINE RAINEY … Facing several charges The St. Petersburg Police Department arrested a 35-year-old woman last Thursday. She was charged with several crimes linked to a pending court case. According to police, shortly before 4 p.m., Ms. Lorraine Rainey was taken into custody. She was charged with burglary, false imprisonment, tampering with a witness...

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Company Owner Arrested For Illegal Commercial Dumping

Company Owner Arrested For Illegal Commercial Dumping

  ROBERT ROGAN The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Tampa man and charged him with felony illegal dumping. The incident occurred in December. Police received two anonymous complaints about the dumping on the property at 10716 Broadway Avenue., The callers told police the dumping had been taking place during the last 6 months. During...

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Thousands Demonstrate Against President On President’s Day

Thousands Demonstrate Against President On President’s Day

  Millions took to the streets after President Trump’s inauguration. Tens of thousands of protesters are expected to attend demonstrations across the country to rally against President Trump on President’s Day. Protesters have used the federal holiday to organize “Not my Presidents Day” rallies in major cities, following several weekends of organized protests against the...

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Trump Lies About Graduating Top Of His Class

Trump Lies About Graduating Top Of His Class

  And the president is seemingly caught in another whopper. And by that doggone “fake press” at that. As far back as the 1980s, the New York Times reports that Donald Trump had been claiming he graduated at the top of his class at UPenn’s Wharton Business School. Yet, despite these claims of being numero...

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Pres. Trump To Meet With Congressional Black Caucus ….Maybe

Pres. Trump To Meet With Congressional Black Caucus ….Maybe

Donald Trump disrespected the Congressional Black Caucus by asking a Black journalist to set up the meeting. Rep. Elijah Cummings, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, said Sunday that the group will indeed meet with President Trump. The Maryland Democrat told CBS’ “Face the Nation” that Trump answered the caucus’ Jan. 19 request for...

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Barack Obama Day Launched At Morehouse

Barack Obama Day Launched At Morehouse

  44th president Obama being given honorary degree at Morehouse. President’s Day at Morehouse College was declared the day to be Barack Obama Day. “This year, we are seizing the traditional President’s Day holiday as an opportunity to take a nuanced look at the good, the bad and the complicated moments of the Obama presidency,...

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MERCEDES

MERCEDES This week’s Beauty Unlimited feature, gives you an idea of what the East Coast has to offer. Mercedes is a go-getter, and will never allow the grass to grow under her feet while opportunities pass her by. This young lady has goals set for her life, and promises that nothing and no one will...

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Anthony Davis Breaks Wilt’s All-Star Scoring Record, Named MVP

Anthony Davis Breaks Wilt’s All-Star Scoring Record, Named MVP

 Pelicans star Anthony Davis openly proclaimed ahead of Sunday’s All-Star Game that he was going after the MVP award, and didn’t make his master plans on how to do so much of a secret. “Coach Gentry already told me every time I catch it to put it up,” said Davis upon being selected to his...

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Glenn Robinson, III Tops Derrick Jones, Jr. To Win Slam Dunk Contest

Glenn Robinson, III Tops Derrick Jones, Jr. To Win Slam Dunk Contest

Glenn Robinson, III is the NBA’s new dunk king, with an assist from Indiana teammate Paul George, the Pacers’ mascot and a Pacers cheerleader. Robinson leaped over all three, snagging the ball from George along the way before finishing with an emphatic two-handed reverse jam, giving him a perfect score — and the title —...

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Kings Agree To Trade DeMarcus ‘Boogie’ Cousins To Pelicans For Three Players And Two Draft Picks

Kings Agree To Trade DeMarcus ‘Boogie’ Cousins To Pelicans For Three Players And Two Draft Picks

The Sacramento Kings’ All-Star center is going to Boogie on down to New Orleans. The Kings have agreed to trade DeMarcus (Boogie) Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans. The trade was first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. In exchange for Cousins, the Pelicans will send a 2017 first-round draft pick, a 2017 second-round...

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Video Emerges Of Aftermath Of Darrelle Revis Altercation

Video Emerges Of Aftermath Of Darrelle Revis Altercation

In a video that allegedly captures the moments after Darrelle Revis’ altercation in Pittsburgh last Sunday, a man can be heard admitting to punching two individuals as part of an expletive-filled tirade. The 11-second video, obtained by TMZSports.com, shows two men lying on the sidewalk. They appear unconscious. The gossip website says a Pittsburgh Police...

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Uncle Charlie Drops 8th Studio Album

Uncle Charlie Drops 8th Studio Album

Legendary singer, Charlie Wilson has a host of friends on his newest project. R&B Legend Charlie Wilson’s eighth solo studio album In It To Win It has arrived Friday (Feb 17), and it’s available for streaming. The 13-track project is headed by the T.I.-assisted single “I’m Blessed” and what follows is Wilson’s signature feel-good soul and love songs. “Good...

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