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Speaker At Heritage Leadership Luncheon Focused On Restoration Of Rights And Voting

DESMOND MEADE ….President of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition And one of America’s  100 most influential people named by TIME magazine in 2019   BY KENYA WOODARD Sentinel Feature Writer                   The passage in 2018 of the State of Florida’s Amendment 4 – which restored the right to vote for the formerly incarcerated – was…

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Tampa Duo’s Connection Moves Them Up In 2020

ROBYN JONES LORENZO CARSWELL     Robyn Jones and Lorenzo Carswell, who were childhood friends in the Tampa Bay area, have built a great partnership in the entertainment industry.   Ms. Jones and Mr. Carswell have been successful in several film projects that have won film festival awards. One day they hope to come together with…

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Lakeland’s 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast

            From left to right are: Shandale Terrell, member of Saint Luke Ministers, Inc., Lakeland; Eddie Lake, Pastor of New Bethel AME Church, Lakeland; and H. B. Holmes, Jr., Pastor of Rhema Word of Faith International Lakeland, guest speaker, at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Prayer Breakfast in Lakeland.     The 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King,…

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Education Rally Rocks Capitol

    Legislature Makes Pay Raises A Priority FEA President Fedrick Ingram and the Reverend Al Sharpton joined by union leaders, march to the Capitol in the “Take On Tallahassee” Rally.             More than 15,000 Floridians attended the rally demanding pay raises for public school teachers and support staff.               Standing on the steps…

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New School Superintendent To Be Chosen From Final 3

Addison Davis Peter Licata Don Haddad …finalists for job   By Kenya Woodard Hillsborough County School Board members ended a lengthy day of interviews on last Thursday with the pool of 8 candidates for Superintendent of Hillsborough County School District being narrowed down to three. After hours of listening to the candidates’ visions for the…

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Annie L. Robertson

Family Continues To Fund Scholarship In Honor Their Hero

The late Mrs. Annie Robertson …Is being honored by her family   BY MONIQUE STAMPS Sentinel Feature Writer   Although our children often admire sports superstars and entertainers, the community’s teachers are the unsung heroes in their lives.  In celebration of the distinguished life and legacy of one of Tampa’s finest teachers, the annual Annie…

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Coach Makes Move From Middleton High To Wharton High School

MICHAEL WILLIAMS … New Wharton High School Football Coach   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor   Coach Michael Williams retired as a professional athlete in 2011. The next chapter in his life was that of a high school football coach. In July 2019, Coach Williams accepted a job as the Head Coach at…

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CDC of Tampa Receives $25,000 Grant For Teen Apprenticeship Program

            Those attending the event shown from left to right are Mireya LoCicero, Hancock Whitney Community Loan Originator; Ronda Watts, Evangeline Best, Mark Giese, Hancock Whitney Vice President, Business Center Manager, Tim Coop, Regional President, Tampa Bay, Ernest Coney, Jr., President and CEO of the CDC of Tampa, Inc., Darlanderson Briseneau, Chloe Coney, and Gwen…

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USF Activities Will Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

LINDSAY PEOPLES WAGNER …Editor-In-Chief, Teen Vogue …Lecture Series Guest    Community service, luncheon and inspiring lecture honor MLK The University of South Florida’s annual celebration of the life and values of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will honor his vision with community service, a luncheon and a lecture, with events that started Saturday, Jan. 18….

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