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Mayor Decides Not To Run For Governor

Mayor Decides Not To Run For Governor

  MAYOR BOB BUCKHORN BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor For several months, rumors have floated about whether Mayor Bob Buckhorn was preparing for the governorship. Mayor Buckhorn would neither confirm nor deny the rumors. However, on Wednesday, he put the rumors to rest. He announced that he would not seek the office of…

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Passenger Dies In East Tampa Traffic Accident

Passenger Dies In East Tampa Traffic Accident

  BLUE INFINITI This blue Infiniti was involved in a deadly traffic accident on Tuesday at the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and N. 34th Street. The passenger in the vehicle died as a result of his injuries. (Photo by JAMES JOHNSON)    ACCIDENT AT 34TH & MLK Tampa Fire Rescue responded to…

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Safe & Sound To Host Violence Prevention Conference Saturday

Safe & Sound To Host Violence Prevention Conference Saturday

Members of Safe & Sound BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor On Saturday, March 10th, the Safe & Sound Hillsborough will host an East Tampa All Call Meeting. The event will be held at the Cyrus Greene Park, 2101 E. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd., from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Members of…

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Governor Appoints 14 To Florida Constitution Revision Commission

Governor Appoints 14 To Florida Constitution Revision Commission

  MARVA JOHNSON EMERY GAINEY On Friday, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of 14 members to the Florida Constitution Revision Commission (CRC). He appointed Carlos Beruff as Chairman of the Commission last Wednesday. The 37–member Commission convenes every 20 years to review Florida’s Constitution and propose potential changes to be approved by Florida voters. Mrs….

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Wilbert Davis Boys And Girls Club To Be Renovated

Wilbert Davis Boys And Girls Club To Be Renovated

JEROME RYANS President and CEO of the Tampa Housing Authority MS. SUSAN JOHNSON-VELEZ Tampa Housing Authority Board Chairperson BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Recently, Lowe’s and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America united to renovate and enhance clubs throughout the country. Through the initiative, one boys & girls club in each state…

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Housing Authority To Renovate Bethune High Rise Complex

Housing Authority To Renovate Bethune High Rise Complex

CURRENT VIEW OF BETHUNE HIGH RISE BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor The Mary Bethune High Rise was designed to provide affordable housing to the elderly, disabled, and handicapped residents of Tampa. However, it was decided that the structure would be demolished as part of the West River Project. Now, the Tampa Housing Authority…

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Former President Obama’s Public Appearances Met With Applause And Cheers

Former President Obama’s Public Appearances Met With Applause And Cheers

  44th President Obama was met with applause and cheers when he visited the National Gallery Of Art Sunday. The same thing has been happening wherever he goes. Former President Barack Obama reportedly visited the National Gallery of Art in Washington on Sunday. A crowd could be seen watching as the former president left the…

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Tampa Athlete Earns Norman Cohen Award At University Of Toledo

Tampa Athlete Earns Norman Cohen Award At University Of Toledo

DEDARELLO BLUE Dedarello Blue is shown holding the Norman Cohen Award that was recently presented to him. BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Recently, a Tampa native was presented the Norman Cohen Award for his performance both athletically and in sports. The presentation was made to Dedarello Blue, who is currently attending the University…

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Mother And 2 Sons Plead Guilty To Tax Fraud

Mother And 2 Sons Plead Guilty To Tax Fraud

  KEITH GODBOLT … To be sentenced March 6 A Tampa mother and her two sons are awaiting sentencing for filing false federal income tax returns. They have all entered plea agreements with the U. S. Middle District of Florida. Ms. Elise Ellis, 53, and her sons, Paul Johnson, 26, and Keith Godbolt, 36, were…

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Hit And Run Victim Came To Tampa To Help Ill Father

Hit And Run Victim Came To Tampa To Help Ill Father

JATHA ROYAL, JR. 10/8/1980 to 2/26/2017 Police have released this photograph of the vehicle believed to have struck a 36-year-old Tampa man and fled the scene early Sunday. BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor During the early morning hours of Sunday, February 26th, a 36-year-old man was hit and killed in Ybor City. The…

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Police Search For Driver In Death   Of Pedestrian

Police Search For Driver In Death Of Pedestrian

  Jatha Royal, Sr., is shown talking about his son, who was killed by a hit and run driver early Sunday. Police have released this photograph of the vehicle believed to have struck a 36-year-old Tampa man and fled the scene early Sunday. The Tampa Police Department is currently searching for a vehicle involved in…

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LEAD Students Recognized At Black Heritage Celebration

LEAD Students Recognized At Black Heritage Celebration

JAMES LA FAYETTE, JR. …Composed Cello performance in honor of his grandfather A young Cello player received a $500 scholarship Nine students were recognized as winners of the LEAD contest. LEAD (Learn, Empower, Advocate, Dream) is a student contest in celebration of Black History Month. Students in grades 3-12 were challenged to create an artistic…

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‘Africa’s Great Civilizations’ Premieres Tonight On PBS

‘Africa’s Great Civilizations’ Premieres Tonight On PBS

  Henry Louis Gates, Jr. looks at the history of Africa on PBS. In his new six-hour series, Africa’s Great Civilizations, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a new look at the history of Africa, from the birth of humankind to the dawn of the 20th century. This is a breathtaking and personal journey through two…

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Winners Chosen In 4th Annual Teen Business Challenge

Winners Chosen In 4th Annual Teen Business Challenge

  Members of the winning Blue Team are: Bruce Wilson, Hamza Chouaibi, John Walton, Joseph Gutschmidt, and Odette Del Valle. BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor The 4th Annual Teen Business Challenge took place February 18th and 19th, at the Hillsborough Community College, Ybor Campus. During the competition, 19 high school students had the…

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Helen Gordon Davis Centre For Women’s Luncheon To Honor Dr. Sheila Johnson And Former Mayor Sandy Freedman

Helen Gordon Davis Centre For Women’s Luncheon To Honor Dr. Sheila Johnson And Former Mayor Sandy Freedman

DR. SHEILA JOHNSON FORMER MAYOR SANDY FREEDMAN BY KENYA WOODARD Sentinel Feature Writer One of Tampa’s most popular events next month will honor one of the most intriguing businesswomen in the country. Dr. Sheila Johnson, co-founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET) and chief executive officer of Salamander Hotels and Resorts – which includes Innisbrook Resort…

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Man Gets Nearly 4 Years; Must Repay $326,133 TO IRS In Tax Fraud Case

Man Gets Nearly 4 Years; Must Repay $326,133 TO IRS In Tax Fraud Case

  WALTER FAMBRO   Last week, a federal judge sentenced a Tampa man to serve time in federal prison. He pleaded guilty to filing false federal income tax claims November 28, 2016. U. S. District Judge Charlene E. Honeywell sentenced Walter Fambro to serve 3 years and 10 months in prison for his role in…

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U. S. Navy Engineer Wins ‘STEM Black Engineer Of The Year’ Award

U. S. Navy Engineer Wins ‘STEM Black Engineer Of The Year’ Award

  DWAYNE NELSON Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division engineer, is shown holding his ‘2017 Black Engineer of the Year’ (BEYA) Award For Community Service.’ Recently, the U. S. Navy held their “2017 Black Engineer Of The Year” (BEYA) Awards” gala. The award winners are engineers honored for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) achievements….

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Lillette’s Alzheimer’s And Arts Foundation Sponsors Benefit Concert

Lillette’s Alzheimer’s And Arts Foundation Sponsors Benefit Concert

Lillette’s Alzheimer’s And Arts Foundation Sponsors Benefit Concert An organization founded in 2005 as Lillette’s Foundation for the Arts, blossomed into, Lillette’s Alzheimer’s and Arts Foundation (a 501c3 organization) in 2016 to include Alzheimer’s Awareness. The organization will be hosting a benefit concert, dinner and dance on Sunday, February 26, 2017. The 5 p. m….

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