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TWO YOUNG MEN FROM SAME TROOP MAKE EAGLE SCOUTS

TWO YOUNG MEN FROM SAME TROOP MAKE EAGLE SCOUTS Boy Scout Troop 654 of St. John Progressive Missionary Baptist Church held its Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Marcus Wynn and Serion Bellamy. The ceremony was held on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at St. John Progressive M. B. Church. The Master of Ceremony was Dexter…

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NATIONAL SIGNING DAY HELD AT MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL

NATIONAL SIGNING DAY HELD AT MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL Recently, faculty, staff and students at Middleton High School were excited to participate in National Signing Day. The event was held at the school in the Auditorium. Several students took advantage of the opportunity to sign with the colleges or universities of their choice. In addition to…

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MEETING ON SCHOOL BOUNDARY CHANGES HELD AT VAN BUREN

MEETING ON SCHOOL BOUNDARY CHANGES HELD AT VAN BUREN  Two parent/community meetings on proposed boundary changes were held last month for the North Tampa and New Tampa areas. The meetings were in the format of an open house, where parents talked with district staff. Staff members from Choice, Transportation and the affected schools were in…

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Organization Hosts Annual Men’s Dedication Program

Organization Hosts Annual Men’s Dedication Program On March 31st, members of SISTUHS, Incorporated hosted their Annual Men’s Dedication Program. The event was held at the University of South Florida. Those in attendance enjoyed an evening of great music, participated in dating games and were served dinner by the members of SISTUHS. Some members of the…

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STUDENTS AT LEGACY PREPARATORY ACADEMY VISIT THE CAPITOL

STUDENTS AT LEGACY PREPARATORY ACADEMY VISIT THE CAPITOL  Students from Legacy Preparatory Academy went on a Grand VIP Tour to Tallahassee last week. While there, they visited the Capitol, Florida State University and Florida A&M University. During the Capitol visit, the 18 students and teachers were recognized and announced during the Legislative session. Scholars and…

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2017 Ellsworth G. Simmons Good Government Award presented to Rubin E. Padget.

RETIRED COMMISSIONER PRESENTED COVETED AWARD

RETIRED COMMISSIONER PRESENTED COVETED AWARD On Wednesday, April 5th, the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners recognized Rubin Padgett, Sr., for his decades of dedication to the people of Hillsborough County. Mr. Padgett was chosen as the recipient of the Ellisworth G. Simmons Good Government Award. The presentation took place at 9 a.m., in the…

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HEAD START MALE INVOLVEMENT WORKSHOP AT RIVERVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

HEAD START MALE INVOLVEMENT WORKSHOP AT RIVERVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A recent Hillsborough County Public Schools Head Start Male Involvement Workshop was held at Riverview Elementary School on Thursday, March 23, 2017. The workshop was a continuation of many workshops being held throughout the county, which consist of lectures and experiences of being a better parent and…

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VOLUNTEERS ASSIST WITH MEN’S HEALTH FORUM

VOLUNTEERS ASSIST WITH MEN’S HEALTH FORUM The Men’s Health Forum, sponsored by Moffitt Cancer Center, was held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Marshall Center on the campus of the University of South Florida. Although it’s a Men’s Health Forum, the assistance of several women volunteers is welcomed for the operation to run smoothly….

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CITY OF TAMPA WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION

CITY OF TAMPA WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION The City of Tampa held its Women’s History Month Celebration on March 21st at the Tampa Convention Center. The theme was “Honoring Trailblazing Women In Labor And Business. The Special Award was the MacDill Air Force Base Women’s Appreciation Award, presented to Civilian Nicole M. Tompkins and 1st…

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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 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 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’ 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

  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 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 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 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 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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Links At The Movies

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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