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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….

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‘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…

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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…

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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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FRANK SHELLMAN CELEBRATES HIS 90th BIRTHDAY

FRANK SHELLMAN CELEBRATES HIS 90th BIRTHDAY

FRANK SHELLMAN CELEBRATES HIS 90th BIRTHDAY Mr. Frank Shellman was joined by his family and friends last Sunday as they celebrated his 90th birthday. The family gathering was at the Outback Steakhouse to celebrate the event. He was showered with many useful gifts. Those who were in attendance included: Bre, Breale, Barbara, Eddie Joe, Ethel, Cynthia,…

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2017 TOBA 37th ANNUAL DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST

2017 TOBA 37th ANNUAL DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST

2017 TOBA 37th ANNUAL DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST The Tampa Organization of Black Affairs (TOBA) held its 37th Annual Leadership Breakfast on January 16, 2017 at the downtown Hilton Hotel. A capacity crowd listened to the message brought by the Reverend Otis Moss, Jr., a close friend of Dr. King, who said…

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AME BISHOP IS SPEAKER FOR HERITAGE LUNCHEON

AME BISHOP IS SPEAKER FOR HERITAGE LUNCHEON

AME BISHOP IS SPEAKER FOR HERITAGE LUNCHEON             The Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival held its Heritage Leadership Luncheon on Wednesday, January 18th. The luncheon was held at the University Area Center Development Complex. This year’s theme was: “Celebrating Our Leaders.” The guest speaker was Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, the 117th elected and consecrated Bishop…

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GEORGE EDGECOMB SOCIETY HOSTS FUNDRAISER WITH VIVICA FOX

GEORGE EDGECOMB SOCIETY HOSTS FUNDRAISER WITH VIVICA FOX

GEORGE EDGECOMB SOCIETY HOSTS FUNDRAISER WITH VIVICA FOX The George Edgecomb Society at Moffitt Cancer Center hosted a fundraiser last week. The event was held to raise funds for cancer research and health disparity. Special guest for the event was actress, Vivica Fox. Accompanying Ms. Fox for the event was Paul Anthony of Full Force….

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KEEPING TAMPA SAFE DURING THE KING PARADE

KEEPING TAMPA SAFE DURING THE KING PARADE

KEEPING TAMPA SAFE DURING THE KING PARADE             Hillsborough County’s law enforcement officials (Sheriff’s Office and Tampa Police Dept.) and Tampa Fire Rescue were among the participants in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade on Monday, January 16, 2017. In addition to being participants, they were also there to keep the community safe. Several…

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KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY, INC. OBSERVES FOUNDERS DAY AT WORSHIP SERVICE

KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY, INC. OBSERVES FOUNDERS DAY AT WORSHIP SERVICE

KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY, INC. OBSERVES FOUNDERS DAY AT WORSHIP SERVICE The Tampa Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., as part of its Founders Day Celebration, worshipped along with their wives and young boys enrolled in the fraternity’s mentoring program (Kappa League) at Allen Temple AME Church on Sunday, January 8, 2017. The…

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COMMUNITY LAW ENFORCEMENT WORKSHOP AT DOWDELL SCHOOL

COMMUNITY LAW ENFORCEMENT WORKSHOP AT DOWDELL SCHOOL

COMMUNITY LAW ENFORCEMENT WORKSHOP AT DOWDELL SCHOOL  The Hillsborough County Law Enforcement Workshop was held Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Dowdell Middle Magnet School. Law enforcement officials from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office interacted with the students and listened tO their concerns. Those who worked with the young people during the workshop were: seated, from…

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TAMPA BAY COALITION OF CLERGY EMANCIPATION DAY SERVICE

TAMPA BAY COALITION OF CLERGY EMANCIPATION DAY SERVICE

TAMPA BAY COALITION OF CLERGY EMANCIPATION DAY SERVICE             The Tampa Bay Coalition of Clergy, Bishop Thomas Scott, Chairman, held its Emancipation Day Service at Allen Temple A. M. E. Church, Rev. Dr. Glenn Dames, Jr., Host Pastor. The service was held on Monday, January 2nd. The guest minister was Rev. Dr. Wayne Thompson, Pastor,…

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ALLEN TEMPLE AME CHURCH HOSTS NON-TRADITIONAL WATCH NIGHT SERVICE

ALLEN TEMPLE AME CHURCH HOSTS NON-TRADITIONAL WATCH NIGHT SERVICE

ALLEN TEMPLE AME CHURCH HOSTS NON-TRADITIONAL WATCH NIGHT SERVICE Those who attended Watch Night Service at Allen Temple AME Church on New Year’s Eve, were probably surprised when they didn’t have the traditional service of preaching into the New Year and counting down the clock to midnight. However, they were spiritually refreshed after Evangelist Janice…

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STUDENTS ARE RECIPIENTS OF AL DIXON SCHOLARSHIP

STUDENTS ARE RECIPIENTS OF AL DIXON SCHOLARSHIP

STUDENTS ARE RECIPIENTS OF AL DIXON SCHOLARSHIP Bridges Over Troubled Waters, Inc., a non-profit organization founded in 2007, presented its 2015 and 2016 scholarships on December 20, 2016 at the Open Cafe. The scholarship is named in honor of Al Dixon, an educator and life coach in the Hillsborough County School System for more than…

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2-DAY COMMUNITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT WORKSHOP

2-DAY COMMUNITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT WORKSHOP

2-DAY COMMUNITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT WORKSHOP The community and law enforcement came together earlier this month for a 2-day workshop. The Community Law Enforcement Workshop (CLEW) was held December 5-6, 2016 at Clair-Mel Elementary School. Among those who took part in the workshop from left to right are: Rick Grayes, Clair-Mel Elem. Principal; Carolyn Upshaw, Florida…

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GROUPS CELEBRATE HOMELESS LIVES MATTER, TOO

GROUPS CELEBRATE HOMELESS LIVES MATTER, TOO

GROUPS CELEBRATE HOMELESS LIVES MATTER, TOO A group of citizens called “Base Camp,” consisting of representatives from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Tampa Police Department, and Tampa Housing Authority, came together recently to make the holiday season bright for the homeless population. Patricia Wingo, Outreach Coordinator/Case Manager for the Tampa Housing Authority, said this is…

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MIDDLETON HIGH CLASS OF 1966 HAS CHRISTMAS GALA

MIDDLETON HIGH CLASS OF 1966 HAS CHRISTMAS GALA

MIDDLETON HIGH CLASS OF 1966 HAS CHRISTMAS GALA The Middleton Senior High School Class of 1966 held its Christmas Gala on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at the Embassy Suites at USF. Among classmates who attended the holiday event were, seated left to right: Luvator Nelson, Jacqueline DuPree, Carolyn Russ-Alexander, and Carolyn Brooks. Second row: Barbara…

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STATE REPRESENTATIVE SEAN SHAW OPENS OFFICE

STATE REPRESENTATIVE SEAN SHAW OPENS OFFICE

STATE REPRESENTATIVE SEAN SHAW OPENS OFFICE Newly-elected State Representative (Attorney) Sean Shaw held the opening of his Tampa office on Saturday, December 17, 2016. The office is located at 503 W. Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd. Several persons from the community stopped by to wish him well. Among those who attended the grand opening were,…

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