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Orange County State Attorney Receiving Racially Motivated Threats In The Mail

Orange County State Attorney Receiving Racially Motivated Threats In The Mail

  State Attorney Aramis Ayala has been a target since making a decision to not seek the death penalty in the case of Markeith Loyd followed by Gov. Rick Scott getting involved. The Orange County Sheriff’s office is currently investigating a racially motivated hate crime after a noose and multiple threatening letters were sent to…

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‘Jazz’n At The Ritz’ Will Be An Event To Remember

‘Jazz’n At The Ritz’ Will Be An Event To Remember

  MS. DARLENE JOHNSON … Member of the Positive Images Committee MARVIN KNIGHT … Founder of the Positive Images Committee BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor As the final week of April comes into view, members of the Positive Images Committee are making final preparations for their upcoming event. The event is just five…

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Man Presented With President’s Volunteer Service Award

Man Presented With President’s Volunteer Service Award

  CARL SHACK, JR. BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Recently, a Tampa man was recognized for his volunteerism with a special award. The award was presented to him during the National Volunteer Week, which is April 23 through April 29. Carl Shack, Jr., is employed as a Systems Administrator with AT&T. However, in…

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Justices Approve Ballot Language For Rights Restoration Initiative

Justices Approve Ballot Language For Rights Restoration Initiative

  ARTHENIA JOYNER BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Last week, the Florida Supreme Court unanimously approved the language for the possible ballot initiative to automatically restore voting rights of convicted felons.  This decision means that the initiative could be on the election ballot as early as next year. The decision came about after…

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Two Complete Air Force Basic Military Training

Two Complete Air Force Basic Military Training

AIRMAN 1ST CLASS MICHAEL DUDICH Two young adults with ties to the Tampa Bay Area recently completed all requirements and graduated from basic military training. Their respective graduation ceremonies were held at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, in San Antonio, Texas. Airman 1st Class Michael R. Dudich and Reserve Airman 1st Class Jose A. Sanchez…

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Artists Visit Florida Colleges To Inspire Students

Artists Visit Florida Colleges To Inspire Students

  Shown at the University of South Florida, during a performance on the campus are from left to right: Jonilda, Marketing Manager of Beyond the Box Unlimited, Brie, Ashly, both of June’s Diary; USF student Ayla; and the other three members of June’s Diary, who are Shyann, Krystal, and Gabby. BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel…

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Annual Spring Fling And Talent Show

Annual Spring Fling And Talent Show

Sligh Spring Fling Sligh Middle Magnet School will have its Annual Spring Fling and Talent Show on Monday, April 24th. The show begins at 3 p. m. and concludes at 5 p. m. There will be lots of food and many games. There is however, an admission fee of $5 for the talent show.  …

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Shooter In Death Of Athlete Will Not Be Prosecuted

Shooter In Death Of Athlete Will Not Be Prosecuted

  JAYQUON JOHNSON 7/8/1999 to 1/1/2017 CODY QUINN … Admitted shooter, surrendered on Friday HEIDI QUINN … Mother of shooter, surrendered on Friday BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor The person responsible for the shooting death of a high school student will not be prosecuted. On Friday, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office announced the…

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Dedication Ceremony For Dorothy I. Height Commemorative Forever Stamp

Dedication Ceremony For Dorothy I. Height Commemorative Forever Stamp

DOROTHY I. HEIGHT …Civil Rights, Women’s Rights Activist The United States Postal Service, the Tampa Metropolitan Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Tampa Alumnae Chapter/Tampa Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter) and the YWCA of Tampa Bay invite the community to attend the stamp dedication ceremony of the Dorothy I. Height…

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Rep. Castor Recognizes Congressional Art Students

Rep. Castor Recognizes Congressional Art Students

Rep. Castor with the student winners from Blake High School Alonso High School senior student, Norys Curbelo-Bermudez, was awarded the top prize in U. S. Rep. Kathy Castor’s (FL14) annual high school congressional art competition with a beautiful reflection of a French horn titled, “Le Blues.” Norys competed against her peers from public and private…

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Judge Barbara Twine Thomas Is Guest Speaker For WMU-Cooley Law School Spring Graduation

Judge Barbara Twine Thomas Is Guest Speaker For WMU-Cooley Law School Spring Graduation

JUDGE BARBARA TWINE THOMAS On Saturday, April 15, WMU-Cooley Law School’s Tampa Bay campus will host its spring commencement ceremony at the University of South Florida’s School of Music, 3755 USF Holly Drive Tampa (33620). During the ceremony, Judge Barbara Twine Thomas of Hillsborough County’s 13th Judicial Circuit Juvenile Division will provide the keynote address….

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Hillsborough Community College Appoints New Dean

Hillsborough Community College Appoints New Dean

DR. KEITH BERRY Dr. Keith Berry, Interim Dean of Academic Affairs at HCC since the fall of 2015, has been appointed as the permanent Dean of Academic Affairs at the Ybor City Campus. Dr. Berry is a 1987 graduate of Florida A & M University, who holds a MA, and a Ph.D., from Florida State…

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Historical Black Romance Novel Author, Beverly Jenkins To Receive Prestigious Award

Historical Black Romance Novel Author, Beverly Jenkins To Receive Prestigious Award

Beverly Jenkins writes Black romance novels using history as the backdrop. BY KENYA WOODARD Sentinel Feature Writer Pick up a copy of Beverly Jenkins’s historical romance novels and you’ll notice some things right away. All of the characters are Black, “great black women and great black men” with names like Archer Le Veq, Ian Vance,…

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Mayor’s State Of The City Address Highlights Highs And Lows The City Is Facing

Mayor’s State Of The City Address Highlights Highs And Lows The City Is Facing

Mayor Buckhorn gives State of the City address. BY KENYA WOODARD Sentinel Feature Writer Mayor Bob Buckhorn delivered his annual State of the City address in downtown Tampa Tuesday, touting the city’s wins, praising its employees, and pointing out its challenges. Addressing a crowd of hundreds at Kiley Garden near Curtis Hixon Park, Mayor Buckhorn…

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Governor Reassigns 21 First-Degree Murder Cases To Special Prosecutor

Governor Reassigns 21 First-Degree Murder Cases To Special Prosecutor

  ATTORNEY ARAMIS AYANA On Monday, Governor Rick Scott issued executive orders reassigning 21 first-degree murder cases in the Ninth Judicial Circuit to State Attorney Brad King. State Attorney Aramis Ayala has been removed from these cases in the interest of justice following her recent decision and public announcement to not consider capital punishment during…

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Bicyclist Injured In Traffic Accident Remains In Critical Condition

Bicyclist Injured In Traffic Accident Remains In Critical Condition

  MICHAEL PEEPLES … Still in critical condition A 52-year-old Tampa bicyclist injured in a traffic accident Monday remains in critical condition. The accident took place at Nebraska Avenue and E. Crawford Avenue at noon on Tuesday. According to the Tampa Police Department, Michael Peeples was riding his bicycle southbound on North Nebraska Avenue, just…

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Elderly Man East Tampa Reported Missing Located

Elderly Man East Tampa Reported Missing Located

  EDWARD SINGLETON Has been located  On Sunday, the family of an elderly man reported him missing to the Tampa Police Department. He has been located and is safe. According to police, the family of Edward Singleton, who turned 81-years-old on January 1st, filed the missing person’s report on Sunday. Family members told police that…

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Jameis Winston Encourages Kids At ‘Be Your Best You’ Event

Jameis Winston Encourages Kids At ‘Be Your Best You’ Event

  Jameis Winston is shown playing hulu hoops with the kids at the University Area Community Center. Tampa Bay Bucs Quarterback Jameis Winston is shown with two of the attendees at the “Be Your Best You” Event. BY KENYA WOODARD Sentinel Feature Writer   Jameis Winston isn’t Aziyah Freeman’s favorite football player. Still, the 14-year-old…

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