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City Of Tampa Urges Residents To Prepare For Hurricane Season

City Of Tampa Urges Residents To Prepare For Hurricane Season

MS. CHAUNCIA WILLIS Emergency Management Coordinator, Office of Emergency Management The City of Tampa’s Office of Emergency Management is urging residents to get ready for the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. Hurricane Season begins on June 1st and ends on November 30th. The City has partnered with FEMA to host the Tampa Prepareathon, a campaign dedicated to getting the…

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Tuskegee University Alumni Club To Host 4th Jazz Luncheon

Tuskegee University Alumni Club To Host 4th Jazz Luncheon

The Tampa Bay Tuskegee University Alumni Club will host its 4th Annual Afternoon of Jazz Scholarship Luncheon on Saturday, June 24th, 2017, 11 AM – 2 PM, at the Embassy Suites Hotel/USF, 3705 Spectrum Boulevard, Tampa. Dr. Brian Johnson, 7th President of Tuskegee University, will be returning as Honored Guest Speaker for this exciting and…

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Quarrel At Body Shop Ends In Fatal Shooting

Quarrel At Body Shop Ends In Fatal Shooting

BENJAMIN BARRAL 7/23/1975 — 5/24/2017 An argument between two men ended in gunfire early Wednesday. The shooting took place at a West Tampa business auto body shop. Tampa Police Officers responded to a 9-1-1 call shortly before 10:30 at the AA Auto Body, 1904 W. Columbus Drive. When they arrived at the scene, they discovered…

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International Rep Of Nation Of Islam Talks About His Experiences With Malcolm X At Tampa’s Main Library

International Rep Of Nation Of Islam Talks About His Experiences With Malcolm X At Tampa’s Main Library

By Kenya Woodard  Sentinel Feature Writer Akbar Muhammad wasn’t seeking membership in the Nation of Islam when he stepped inside a mosque in New York City in the early 1960s. The Civil Rights Movement was in full swing and young Black people were wanting to be part of the sweeping changes that were coming through…

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10 Students Receive $1,000 From Tampa Police Black History Committee

10 Students Receive $1,000 From Tampa Police Black History Committee

Members of the 2017 Tampa Police Department’s Black History Committee shown from left to right are: Major Rocky Ratliff, Spokesperson Janelle McGregor, Officer Gig Brown, Crystel Sampson, Deirdre Joseph, Ida Walker, Chief Eric Ward, Lydia Pizarro, Zalavia Brown, and Captain Calvin Johnson.  BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Recently, the Tampa Police Chief Eric…

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‘Greenleaf’ And ‘Queen Sugar’ Cast Member, Vivian Fleming-Alvarez Stays True And Connected To Her Home: Tampa

‘Greenleaf’ And ‘Queen Sugar’ Cast Member, Vivian Fleming-Alvarez Stays True And Connected To Her Home: Tampa

    TV and Movie star, Vivian Fleming-Alvarez BY KENYA WOODARD Sentinel Feature Writer As an actress, it’s Vivian Fleming-Alvarez’s job to don a different persona every time she’s on the screen. So far, she’s been a cop, an attorney, and an ER nurse. It’s work that never gets old, said Alvarez, a Tampa native…

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Graduate Plans To Influence Others To Help Children

Graduate Plans To Influence Others To Help Children

TATIYANA RICH BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Ms. Tatiyana Rich has completed all requirements and will be among the students graduating from Jefferson High School.  She plans to earn her B. S. degree in Nursing as part of her immediate goals. However, her plans don’t stop there. The 18-year-old has accomplished many achievements…

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Club Owner Disputes Police Report About Shooting

Club Owner Disputes Police Report About Shooting

  MARLON WRIGHT … Manager of Club 1828 BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Early Monday, the Tampa Police Department responded to a shooting in the 5100 block of N. 40th Street. When they arrived, they discovered two people had been shot. Reports say when officers arrived at the scene, they learned that a…

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Pressure Washer Dies After Falling Into River

Pressure Washer Dies After Falling Into River

  JOHNNIE NORTON A Tampa man died Monday after falling into the Hillsborough River. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital. According to the Tampa Police Department, 53-year-old Johnnie Norton was employed by C & W Services. The company was subcontracted to pressure wash the docks outside the Tampa Convention Center. At approximately 11…

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FAMU And Tennessee State Officials Meet To Announce Football Game In Tampa; The Next Time Will Be On The Field

FAMU And Tennessee State Officials Meet To Announce Football Game In Tampa; The Next Time Will Be On The Field

  Officials in town last Thursday to announce the Tampa Football Classic were from left to right: Tommy Mitchell, president of Florida A&M University Boosters; Milton Overton, Director of Athletics at Florida A&M University; Alex Wood, Head Football Coach at FAMU; Dr. Larry Robinson, Interim President, Florida A&M University; Mayor Bob Buckhorn, City of Tampa;…

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Investigation Into Murder Of Young Man Continues

Investigation Into Murder Of Young Man Continues

  AQKIL DAVID BROOKS 6/25/1998 — 5/2/2017 BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor On the night Aqkil David Brooks died, it was the most devastating news any family could have received. More than two weeks after the murder, his family is still trying to come to grips with his death. His aunt, Ms. Nicole…

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Family Of Accident Victim Creates Fund To Help Autistic Children

Family Of Accident Victim Creates Fund To Help Autistic Children

  ARYELLE M. OXENDINE 10/3/1995 — 5/5/2017 BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor During the early morning hours of May 5th, a young Tampa woman died in a car accident. Knowing her passion for helping autistic children, her family created a fundraiser that same day. Ms. Aryelle M. Oxendine died after the vehicle she…

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Black College Football Is Back : FAMU VS Tennessee State On September 16th At RayJ

Black College Football Is Back : FAMU VS Tennessee State On September 16th At RayJ

By Kenya Woodard  Sentinel Feature Writer It’s been 20 years since Tampa’s played host to a match-up between the football teams of two powerhouse HBCUs. But the drought will end on Sept. 16 when Florida A&M University faces Tennessee State University in the tentatively-titled Tampa Classic at Raymond James Stadium. FAMU interim president Larry Robinson…

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Trayvon Martin Who Dreamt Of Being A Pilot, To Receive Posthumous Aviation Degree From HBCU Florida Memorial University

Trayvon Martin Who Dreamt Of Being A Pilot, To Receive Posthumous Aviation Degree From HBCU Florida Memorial University

  Trayvon Martin always wanted to be a pilot and took aviation classes at HBCU Florida Memorial University in Miami. MIAMI, FL —- On May 13th, Trayvon Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, will receive a Bachelor’s of Aeronautical Science in honor of their late son. Inspired by Barrington Irving — who in 2007…

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Matriarch Of The Cole Family Is Remembered

Matriarch Of The Cole Family Is Remembered

A former hair stylist and businesswoman who built her career with her life partner/husband, Robert, slipped away from her family and their friends on Monday, May 8, 2017, 6:09 a. m. Mrs. Madelyne Gertrude Cooper Cole was 90 years old. She was described by a neighborhood crush as “absolutely beautiful” when he saw her for…

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Woman Killed, 3 Others Hurt In Deadly Crash

Woman Killed, 3 Others Hurt In Deadly Crash

  ARYELLE OXENDINE 10/3/1995 — 5/5/2017 A 21-year-old Tampa woman was killed and three others injured in a traffic accident. The accident took place early Friday. According to the Tampa Police Department, the accident took place at approximately 2:30 a.m., on Waters Avenue between El Portal Drive and N. Edison Avenue. The two cars were…

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