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OAK PARK STUDENTS OBSERVE BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH ‘MOTOWN REVIEW’

OAK PARK STUDENTS OBSERVE BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH ‘MOTOWN REVIEW’            The students at Oak Park Elementary School observed Black History Month with a “Motown Review” on Thursday, February 28th. This is the school’s annual talent show performance where the students dance, wear different costumes and lip sync several of the groups from Motown. […]

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USF’S BLACK LEADERSHIP NETWORK HOST 2nd SCHOLARSHIP SOIREE

USF’S BLACK LEADERSHIP NETWORK HOST 2nd SCHOLARSHIP SOIREE               The University of South Florida Black Leadership Network held its Second Annual Scholarship Soiree. The event was held on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, in the Sam and Martha Gibbons Alumni Center on the USF Campus. Scholarships were presented to several students. Among those who had […]

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BLACK PROFESSIONAL GROUP CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH

BLACK PROFESSIONAL GROUP CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH               The Tampa Bay Black Professional Group (BPG) held its annual event to celebrate Black History Month. The event was held Thursday, February 28th, at the Bank of America. The theme for the event was, “Courageous Conversation – To Protect and Serve.” The goal of this […]

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COKE FLORIDA INVESTS IN COMMUNITIES DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH

COKE FLORIDA INVESTS IN COMMUNITIES DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH   Last month, Coke Florida celebrated Black History Month by investing back into the community. Coke Florida donated several laptop computers to community partners across the state to stimulate economic empowerment and to encourage education. One of the organizations selected as a community partner was the […]

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Teenager Missing Since August Turns Himself In

MICHEAL SHINE, III … Reported Missing in August   Exactly seven months after being reported missing a Tampa teenager has been located. He walked into the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday and said he wanted to turn himself in to police. The family Micheal Shine, III, reported him missing on August 17th. They said he...

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Tampa Native Participates In Training Exercise

LT. J. G. BRIANNA NELSON   Lt. J.G. Brianna Nelson, of Tampa, is shown preparing to launch an Acoustic Device Countermeasure (ADC) from the bridge wing of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). The photograph was taken during a training exercise with other U. S. Navy warships. U. S. Navy warships train together...

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Body Found In River Tentatively Identified As Missing Woman

DEBORAH WASHINGTON SAUCIER … Missing since January 8, 2019   Last Friday night, the body of a woman was discovered in the Hillsborough River. The body was found at 1710 N. Highland Avenue, by a water taxi employee. Tampa Police are waiting on positive identification from the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s Office. However, the family...

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Let’s ‘Spring’ Together During The National Days Of Kindness

Teralynn Fleming, Supervisor of the HOST Program at Roland Park Elementary School, interacts with some of the students.               If you’re looking for a chance to do something nice and be recognized for it, then the National Days of Kindness (NDK) are just what the doctor ordered.  This happens at the beginning of every season...

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Man Charged With Murder In Woman’s Death

SAMUEL PARSONS   A 54-year-old man is facing murder charges as a result of a death investigation. He was arrested Sunday. According to police, deputies responded to 9716 Ellison Road, in Thonotosassa, shortly after 8 a.m.  Samuel Parsons had reportedly asked a neighbor to call 9-1-1. When deputies arrived at the scene, Parsons was standing on...

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Man Charged With Burglary, Assault

ROBERT OPLETAL   A 73-year-old man has been charged with a crime that took place January 21, 2019. According to police, deputies responded to Sun City Center in reference to a burglary. The victim, a woman in her 80s, told police that someone had entered her home, covered her face with a towel, kissed and...

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Police Search For Man Who Shot Neighbor

KENDRICK JAMES   Detectives are searching for a man in connection with a fatal shooting. The shooting took place Sunday night. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the Uptown District of Tampa Apartment Complex, 13712 N. 19thStreet, around 6:30 p.m., in reference to a shooting. When they arrived, they learned the...

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Driver Charged With DUI Manslaughter In Fatal Crash

OMAR ALEEM ABDUL SHARIFE WILSON   A 41-year-old man was arrested Saturday and charged in connection with a traffic fatality. According to the Tampa Police Department, the traffic accident took place shortly before 9:30 p.m., at the intersection of Bird Street and N. Nebraska Avenue. Omar Wilson, of Tampa, was driving a red Ford 4-door...

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘For The Sake Of ‘Whiteness’’

For The Sake Of ‘Whiteness’   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   In Webster’s Dictionary an oxymoron is defined as a combination of incongruous or contradictory words such as cruel kindness, awfully good and terribly tasty. Another term that we’ve been hearing a lot of lately, that could provide a textbook example of oxymoronic speak, is...

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