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FORMER PRESIDENT MEETS WITH LOCAL LEADERS BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB STEP TEAM WINS FIRST PLACE DRESS FOR SUCCESS CEO KATIE MCGILL HONORED AT APPRECIATION PROGRAM COALITION OF CLERGY HOSTS UNITY PRAYER VIGIL
 
FORMER PRESIDENT MEETS WITH LOCAL LEADERS

FORMER PRESIDENT MEETS WITH LOCAL LEADERS

FORMER PRESIDENT MEETS WITH LOCAL LEADERS                   Recently, former U. S. President William (Bill) Clinton visited Tampa and met with community leaders, elected officials, and members of the faith-based community. The meeting took place at Ragan Park Community Center, 1200 E. Lake Avenue, on Tuesday, August 23rd. Reverend Dr. Bartholomew Banks, Senior Pastor of […]

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB STEP TEAM WINS FIRST PLACE

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB STEP TEAM WINS FIRST PLACE

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB STEP TEAM WINS FIRST PLACE A few days before the students in Hillsborough County Public Schools returned to the classroom, the Wilbert Davis Boys and Girls Club hosted a talent showcase. Among the participants were other Boys and Girls Clubs, after school programs and rec centers. After an afternoon of stepping […]

DRESS FOR SUCCESS CEO KATIE MCGILL HONORED AT APPRECIATION PROGRAM

DRESS FOR SUCCESS CEO KATIE MCGILL HONORED AT APPRECIATION PROGRAM

DRESS FOR SUCCESS CEO KATIE MCGILL HONORED AT APPRECIATION PROGRAM Clients of Dress For Success hosted an Appreciation Program for Ms. Katie McGill, CEO of Dress For Success. Going against her belief “that we shouldn’t be rewarded for what we’re supposed to do,” the clients invited her family and several agency representatives to be a […]

COALITION OF CLERGY HOSTS UNITY PRAYER VIGIL

COALITION OF CLERGY HOSTS UNITY PRAYER VIGIL

COALITION OF CLERGY HOSTS UNITY PRAYER VIGIL   In wake of the recent rash of violence throughout the nation, the Tampa Bay Coalition of Clergy hosted a Unity Prayer Vigil on Monday, August 8th for slain police officers and victims. The vigil was held at Allen Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church, with Rev. Dr. David […]

Veteran Police Officer Dies While On Vacation

Veteran Police Officer Dies While On Vacation

  FRED ARNOLD, III 8/2/1968 to 8/27/2016   Master Patrol Officer, Tampa Police Department   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor   A veteran of the Tampa Police Department died on Saturday while on vacation. Fred Arnold, III, was 48-years-old. According to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area...

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Man Gets Nearly 3 Years In Scam That Netted $260,271

Man Gets Nearly 3 Years In Scam That Netted $260,271

  BRIAN THOMAS … Sentenced to 3 years in prison     Last Friday, a federal judge sentenced a Dade City man to 2 years and 6 months in connection with the theft of social security funds. Officials said he is connected to at least 51 cases.                According to officials, Brian Thomas, 39, entered a...

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Funeral Mass Planned For Monsignor Laurence Higgins

Funeral Mass Planned For Monsignor Laurence Higgins

 MONSIGNOR LAURENCE E. HIGGINS 9/3/1928 to 8/24/2016     Monsignor Laurence E. Higgins, founder and pastor of St. Lawrence Catholic Parish, passed Wednesday, August 24th. He was 87-years-old. His life will be celebrated with Funeral Mass on Wednesday, August 31st, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, corner of Himes and Hillsborough Avenue, 11:30 a.m., with Rite...

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Deputies Fired At During Execution Of Search Warrant

Deputies Fired At During Execution Of Search Warrant

  KALAMO KAMU, SR. On Friday, Pasco County Sheriff’s Office deputies, along with other law enforcement officials, executed a search warrant at 8020 Congress Street in New Port Richey. The investigation resulted in the arrests of Kalamo Kamu, Jr., 34, and his father, Kalamo Kamu, Sr., 61. Deputies said Kamu, Sr., fired at least one...

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Suspect Arrested In Motel Shooting

Suspect Arrested In Motel Shooting

  FREDRICK ALVIN BENTLEY …..charged with murder   Tarpon Springs Police detectives are investigating a murder that occurred Saturday morning at the Sunbay Motel, 57 West Tarpon Avenue. The investigation has established probable cause for the arrest of Fredrick Alvin Bentley on a charge of murder. Officers responded to the motel at 4:34 a.m., in...

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Serial Burglar Arrested

Serial Burglar Arrested

CARLOS RAMIREZ On August 23rd, St. Petersburg Police officers arrested a man that had been committing numerous burglaries throughout Pinellas County. St. Petersburg Police Burglary Unit detectives were investigating a series of commercial burglaries that began in late July and continued into August. Carlos Ramirez, 26, was charged with three commercial burglaries in St. Petersburg,...

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Deputies Investigate Overnight Shooting

Deputies Investigate Overnight Shooting

  CARLOS ANTHONY RODRIGUEZ On August 27th at 11:14 p.m., the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting a home invasion robbery at 16310 Dew Drop Lane. The preliminary investigation has revealed that Leanys Rodriguez-Charon, 27, and Carlos Anthony Rodriguez, 28, had driven from Miami to Tampa in a rental vehicle. Both men, armed...

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Movie About The Obamas Grosses $3.1M At Box Office

Movie About The Obamas Grosses $3.1M At Box Office

  Actors Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter  portrayed the First Couple in the movie.  The film showcasing President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama’s first date earned more than $3 million at the box office in its first weekend of release. “Southside With You,” which transports the viewer to a 1989 Chicago outing between...

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Little League World Champs Get Call From President Obama

Little League World Champs Get Call From President Obama

  New York’s Maine-Endwell team defeated Tennessee for the U.S. Championship. Among the many admirers of Maine-Endwell’s accomplishments at the Little League World Series is the President of the United States. Shortly after M-E defeated Tennessee to win the Little League U.S. championship, President Obama called the team, specifically noting an impressive pitching performance from...

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Federal Judge Ruled Not To Enforce President’s Transgender Bathroom Rule For Schools

Federal Judge Ruled Not To Enforce President’s Transgender Bathroom Rule For Schools

  On Sunday night, a federal judge ruled to not enforce the Obama administration’s attempts to protect and extend civil rights to transgender students. The discussion of allowing transgender people to use bathrooms according to their gender identities has been a hot topic. North Carolina lost the ability to host the NBA All Star Game...

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Donna Brazille Says The ‘Big Deal’ About  The Clinton Foundation Is All Smoke

Donna Brazille Says The ‘Big Deal’ About The Clinton Foundation Is All Smoke

  The interim chair of the Democratic Party, Donna Brazille. Donna Brazile, interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, on Sunday said recently released emails showing government access for donors to the Clinton Foundation don’t indicate any wrongdoing. “This notion that, somehow or another, someone who is a supporter, someone who is a donor, somebody...

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SASHA      This week’s Beauty Unlimited feature, Sasha, is ready for primetime, and she’s not afraid to take chances. This young lady understands the sacrifices and hard work necessary to reach her goals, and she’s ready to take it all on. Congratulations to Sasha as this week’s Beauty Unlimited feature....

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘His Only Crime Is Telling A True Story’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘His Only Crime Is Telling A True Story’

His Only Crime Is Telling A True Story BY CLARENCE BARR, II   When it comes to the way justice operates in America I think it’s time we stop buying into the long held concept that a person is innocent until proven guilty and began recognizing the process as it actually plays out…. Guilty until...

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Jameis Winston ‘Leads’ Bucs To Victory

Jameis Winston ‘Leads’ Bucs To Victory

  Second-year Tampa Bay Buccaneer quarterback, Jameis Winston, looked like he’s ready for the season to begin after his performance Friday in the team’s preseason game against the Cleveland Browns. Winston recorded 259 passing yards and a pair of touchdowns in the first half, giving his team a 27-3 lead over the Browns, that ended...

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Rays To Release OF Desmond Jennings

Rays To Release OF Desmond Jennings

The Tampa Bay Rays plan to release outfielder Desmond Jennings on Saturday, the team announced. Jennings, 29, is hitting .200 with seven home runs and 20 RBIs on the season. “It was time. Best for him, best for us, going forward,” manager Kevin Cash told reporters. Jennings was placed on the disabled list in early...

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Colin Kaepernick Will Continue Sitting During National Anthem Until ‘There’s Significant Change’

Colin Kaepernick Will Continue Sitting During National Anthem Until ‘There’s Significant Change’

  49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will continue to sit for the national anthem until “there’s significant change,” he told reporters on Sunday. Kaepernick chose not to stand for the anthem before San Francisco’s preseason game on Friday in protest of what he believed was racial oppression. “This country stands for freedom, liberty, justice for all....

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Dwyane Wade’s Cousin Nykea Aldridge Killed;

Dwyane Wade’s Cousin Nykea Aldridge Killed;

 2 Brothers Charged Chicago police have arrested two brothers in connection with the death of NBA star Dwyane Wade’s cousin Nykea Aldridge. Darwin Sorrells Jr., 26, and Derren Sorrells, 22, have each been charged with first-degree murder and first-degree attempted murder, police said Sunday. Darwin Sorrells has also been charged with a count of criminal...

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Taraji Henson Will Have A MAC Collection

Taraji Henson Will Have A MAC Collection

  Taraji Henson in her MAC ad. Every time we start to think that MAC has already collaborated with every celebrity and entertainment franchise imaginable (Selena, Trolls, Ariana Grande, Star Trek — you get it), we’re caught off guard by yet another genius partnership. The latest? Taraji P. Henson. Yes, MAC, yes.   “Taraji P. Henson has won the world over with her fearless...

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