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HILLSBOROUGH  COUNTY BRANCH NAACP YOUTH COUNCIL HOSTS ACT-SO COMPETITION

HILLSBOROUGH  COUNTY BRANCH NAACP YOUTH COUNCIL HOSTS ACT-SO COMPETITION The Hillsborough County Branch NAACP held its ACT-SO competition during “Sunday Showcase.” The event, on Sunday, June 11th, was held in the Life Center at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Dr. Juwan Ayer-Cole was the ACT-SO Chairperson. Also during the dinner, officers of the Branch’s Youth…

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CITY OF TAMPA BLACK HISTORY COMMITTEE PRESENTS SCHOLARSHIPS

CITY OF TAMPA BLACK HISTORY COMMITTEE PRESENTS SCHOLARSHIPS The City of Tampa Black History Committee held its 19th Annual Scholarship presentation on Tuesday, June 6th at the Holiday Inn-Westshore. As of 2016, the committee had presented more than $159,000 in scholarships to 109 students. One of the scholarships presented this year was the Bobby Bowden…

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SHRINERS HOST DESERT OF FLORIDA GALA DAY CELEBRATION IN TAMPA

SHRINERS HOST DESERT OF FLORIDA GALA DAY CELEBRATION IN TAMPA Harram Temple No. 23, Inc., Prince Hall Shriners and Harram Court No. 96, Daughters hosted the Desert Conference/Gala Day Celebration 2017 in Tampa, on May 24-28, 2017. The public program was held on May 26, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. The theme was…

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MARY E. MAY PRAYERLINE MINISTRY PRESENTS SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDENT

MARY E. MAY PRAYERLINE MINISTRY PRESENTS SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDENT The Mary E. May Intercessory Prayerline Ministry held its Scholarship Breakfast recently to present a scholarship and gifts to a deserving student. The breakfast was held in the Life Center of First Baptist Church of College Hill. The Scholarship Committee Chairperson, Joan Dawson and the Founder…

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LEADERS OF GREEK-LETTER ORGANIZATIONS GATHER IN TAMPA FOR RETREAT

LEADERS OF GREEK-LETTER ORGANIZATIONS GATHER IN TAMPA FOR RETREAT The National Pan-Hellenic Council brought its Council of Presidents to Tampa June 1-3 for their annual retreat. In addition to planning for future events, the group of Presidents also had fun. This year the fun consisted of a cook-off of Cuban History. Tampa resident and National…

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GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER CENTER GRADUATION HELD

GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER CENTER GRADUATION HELD The George Washington Carver Center, located at 2934 E. Hillsborough at 30th Street, held its Graduation Ceremony on May 18, 2017. Three students were listed as graduates: Quantaneisha Graham, Pedro Gonzales (not shown) and Barry Valentin. The Commencement speaker was Honorable Judge Nick Nazaretian, who was introduced by teacher…

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GUESTS JOIN HOLSEY TEMPLE CME CHURCH DURING 108th CHURCH ANNIVERSARY

GUESTS JOIN HOLSEY TEMPLE CME CHURCH DURING 108th CHURCH ANNIVERSARY Holsey Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (CME) held its 108th Church Anniversary on Sunday, May 28th. Several officials of the CME Church were in Tampa for the celebration. The church is located at 3729 N. 15th St. Those who participated in the service from left…

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GQ STUDENTS AT CHAMBERLAIN HIGH SCHOOL RECOGNIZED

GQ STUDENTS AT CHAMBERLAIN HIGH SCHOOL RECOGNIZED  On May 11, 2017, the students of Gentlemen’s Quest (GQ) at Chamberlain High School were recognized for their achievements and the progress they’ve made with their academics, attendance and behavior.  The guest speaker at the recognition banquet was Marques Clark. Sponsors of the event included several businesses. Members…

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CELEBRATION HONORS THE RETIREMENT OF HENRY ‘SHAKE’ WASHINGTON, SR.

CELEBRATION HONORS THE RETIREMENT OF HENRY ‘SHAKE’ WASHINGTON, SR. Family, friends, co-workers and former co-workers joined Henry “Shake’ Washington, Sr. to celebrate the end of his 42-year career. The Tampa native rose through the ranks as an educator, ending his career as an Area Superintendent for the Hillsborough County School District. The celebration was held…

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CDC’S TAMPA VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE GRADUATES MEN FOR WORKFORCE

CDC’S TAMPA VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE GRADUATES MEN FOR WORKFORCE There have been many graduation ceremonies this spring – from kindergarten to grade school, to junior high and high school, and even college. On the other hand, there are men who were a part of The Tampa Vocational Institute, LLC, Introduction to Green Construction “Employment Draft” Graduation…

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MEN OF VISION ALUMNI ATTEND AWARDS CEREMONY

MEN OF VISION ALUMNI ATTEND AWARDS CEREMONY  Ross Anderson, Founder of the Men of Vision, Inc., held the organization’s 11th Annual Academic Achievement Ceremony & Mother’s Day Celebration on May 12th. It was held in the Auditorium of Blake High School. The event is designed t0 recognize the academic success of the young members and…

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TAMPA POLICE DEPARTMENT’S BLACK HISTORY COMMITTEE AWARDS $10,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS

TAMPA POLICE DEPARTMENT’S BLACK HISTORY COMMITTEE AWARDS $10,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS The Tampa Police Department Black History Committee recently presented $10,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors to help them financially as they pursue their educational endeavors. The 2017 award recipients represent both public and private schools in Hillsborough County. Each of the 10 recipients received a…

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TRACK TEAM CELEBRATES SUCCESSFUL SEASON

TRACK TEAM CELEBRATES SUCCESSFUL SEASON  Members of the TrackStarz Track Club celebrated their success during the FHSAA Track finals. The students, who are students at various high schools throughout Hillsborough County, gathered at the Olive Garden Restaurant for the celebration. The youngsters were encouraged to continue to strive for excellence individually as well as a…

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VISIT TAMPA BAY NATIONAL TOURISM LUNCHEON HONORS LOCAL PERSONS

VISIT TAMPA BAY NATIONAL TOURISM LUNCHEON HONORS LOCAL PERSONS Visit Tampa Bay held its National Tourism Luncheon on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. The event was held at the Glazer Jewish Community Center. Among those honored were: Carla Williams, Community Relations Executive with Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART), who received an award for assisting Visit Tampa…

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CDC OF TAMPA, INC. YOUTH LEADERSHIP MOVEMENT SENIOR CELEBRATION

CDC OF TAMPA, INC. YOUTH LEADERSHIP MOVEMENT SENIOR CELEBRATION The Corporation to Development Communities (CDC) of Tampa, Inc. Youth Leadership Movement held its High School Senior Celebration on April 20, 2017 at Cyrus Greene Center. The event recognizes the high school seniors who are graduating, and are graduating out of the CDC program. Students seated…

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HBCU COLLEGE FAIR AT HOWARD W. BLAKE HIGH SCHOOL

  HBCU COLLEGE FAIR AT HOWARD W. BLAKE HIGH SCHOOL   Howard W. Blake High School of the Performing Arts was the site of an Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) College Fair and Decision Day last month. Among the colleges and universities with representatives in attendance were: Spelman College, Bethune-Cookman University, Florida A&M University,…

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HBCU COLLEGE FAIR AT HOWARD W. BLAKE HIGH SCHOOL

HBCU COLLEGE FAIR AT HOWARD W. BLAKE HIGH SCHOOL   Howard W. Blake High School of the Performing Arts was the site of an Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) College Fair and Decision Day last month. Among the colleges and universities with representatives in attendance were: Spelman College, Bethune-Cookman University, Florida A&M University, Hillsborough…

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BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION HELD AT LOCAL RESTAURANT

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION HELD AT LOCAL RESTAURANT Kajuana Nelson chose a Brandon restaurant to celebrate her 38th birthday. Family and friends joined her at the establishment for the celebration of fun and food. Some of the friends who joined her are: Lisa Jones, Tabitha Thompson, Brenda Williams, birthday honoree, Kujuana (Boss), Shawntay Woodbury and Calandra Williams….

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