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MT. OLIVE AME CHURCH RECOGNIZES CITIZENS DURING BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM

MT. OLIVE AME CHURCH RECOGNIZES CITIZENS DURING BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM

MT. OLIVE AME CHURCH RECOGNIZES CITIZENS DURING BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM Mt. Olive African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1902 W. LaSalle St., held its Black History Month Program on February 26, 2017. One of the featured events during the service was Donald Dowridge, Jr.’s portrayal of Frederick Douglass. The highlight of the service was the recognition of…

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BLACK NURSES OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY HISTORICAL ORGANIZATION, INC. SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON

BLACK NURSES OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY HISTORICAL ORGANIZATION, INC. SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON

BLACK NURSES OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY HISTORICAL ORGANIZATION, INC. SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON The Black Nurses of Hillsborough County Historical Organization, Inc. (B. N. H. H. O.) held its Scholarship Luncheon on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The luncheon was held at the American Legion Seminole Post #111. James Tokley was the Master of Ceremonies and Joanna Tokley and…

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BUSINESSWOMAN TELLS AUDIENCE ‘TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX’

BUSINESSWOMAN TELLS AUDIENCE ‘TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX’

BUSINESSWOMAN TELLS AUDIENCE ‘TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX’ An audience of mostly women listened attentively last Friday as billionaire  businesswoman, Dr. Sheila Johnson shared with them ways they should “think outside the box.” Dr. Johnson, guest speaker, shared with them some of her own experiences that prepared her for the role she now stands in….

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SISTERS HOST LAUNCH PARTY FOR NEW PRODUCT

SISTERS HOST LAUNCH PARTY FOR NEW PRODUCT

  On Saturday, March 5th, five Tampa sisters held a launch party to introduce a new product in the beauty industry that appears to be the first of several. In support of her daughters, Ms. Fatima Clanton offered her beauty salon, Sistah Sistah Beauty Salon, 1949 W. Cass Street, for the young ladies to showcase…

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SUPERINTENDENTS OF THE SOUTHWESTERN JURISDICTION COGIC JOIN BISHOP WILLIAMS FOR HOSTS 50th HOLY CONVOCATION

SUPERINTENDENTS OF THE SOUTHWESTERN JURISDICTION COGIC JOIN BISHOP WILLIAMS FOR HOSTS 50th HOLY CONVOCATION

SUPERINTENDENTS OF THE SOUTHWESTERN JURISDICTION COGIC JOIN BISHOP WILLIAMS FOR HOSTS 50th HOLY CONVOCATION The Southwestern Jurisdiction of the Church of God in Christ held its 50th Holy Convocation February 18-26, 2017, in Tampa. Bishop Matthew Williams, Jurisdictional Prelate, General Board Member, COGIC, hosted the event. The Convocation was held at Brown Memorial Church of…

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HART HOSTS RECEPTION FOR ITS RETIREES

HART HOSTS RECEPTION FOR ITS RETIREES

HART HOSTS RECEPTION FOR ITS RETIREES Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) held a reception for its retirees to share time together and enjoy refreshments. The reception was held on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Library. HART CEO, Katharine Eagan was there to personally greet the retirees. From left to right…

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SOUTHWESTERN JURISDICTION COGIC HOSTS 50th HOLY CONVOCATION

SOUTHWESTERN JURISDICTION COGIC HOSTS 50th HOLY CONVOCATION

SOUTHWESTERN JURISDICTION COGIC HOSTS 50th HOLY CONVOCATION Bishop Matthew Williams, Jurisdictional Prelate, General Board Member, COGIC and Pastor, Brown Memorial COIGIC, and his congregation hosted the 50th Anniversary of the Southwestern Jurisdiction COGIC Holy Convocation. Several speakers and teachers of the Church of God in Christ were in town to participate, February 18, 20-26, 2017….

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4th ANNUAL SUIT UP AND SHOW UP INITIATIVE HELD

4th ANNUAL SUIT UP AND SHOW UP INITIATIVE HELD

4th ANNUAL SUIT UP AND SHOW UP INITIATIVE HELD The   Corporation To Develop Communities of Tampa (CDC), Inc. held its 4th Annual “Suit Up and Show Up” Initiative on Friday, February 24th.. The event was held at the Hillsborough Community College Ybor Campus, 2001 N. 14th Street, in the Student Services Building. Each young…

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RADIANT JEWELS AT VAN BUREN MIDDLE SCHOOL TAKEN TO VIEW MOVIE ‘HIDDEN FIGURES’

RADIANT JEWELS AT VAN BUREN MIDDLE SCHOOL TAKEN TO VIEW MOVIE ‘HIDDEN FIGURES’

The teen group mentored by the Tampa Chapter of the Links, Inc., the Radiant Jewels at Van Buren Middle School were treated to a field trip to see the movie, ‘Hidden Figures’ recently. The Tampa Links financed the field trip, and thanks to the management at Movie Studio Grill at University Mall, who opened the…

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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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