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Attendees Left In Dark At School Basketball Game

Attendees Left In Dark At School Basketball Game

TAMARA SHAMBURGER Hillsborough County School Board Chairperson               This photograph was taken at Middleton High School during a recent basketball game.   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor               Tuesday night, the Middleton High School Tigers Basketball Team took on the King Lions in a high scoring game. King walked away with…

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Education Activist To Receive Honorary Degree

Education Activist To Receive Honorary Degree

CHERYL BROWN HENDERSON LINDA BROWN THOMPSON   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor                 In 1950, the late Rev.Oliver Brown made a decision that not only affected his children, but had a profound effect on thousands of children throughout the country. After his daughter, Linda, was denied access to a public school near her…

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11th Monthly Seniors Shuffleboard Tournament Held

11th Monthly Seniors Shuffleboard Tournament Held

SHUFFLEBOARD TEAM               Among those on hand for the tournament were seated from left to right: Steve Scott, Linda Cotney, Connie Bowen, Audrey Acosta, and Sandra Mills. Shown on the second row are: Charlotte Coffie, Carolyn Williams, Willie Mae Gardner, Mary Wright, Ada Luke, Quincy Jefferson, Irma Jackson, Shirley Thomas, and Sunday Bivens.  …

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Too Smooth Presents 1st Annual Gift Of Giving Fundraiser, Toy Drive

Too Smooth Presents 1st Annual Gift Of Giving Fundraiser, Toy Drive

TOO SMOOTH THANKS!   Too Smooth in association with Dreamers of Tomorrow Foundation decided to provide happiness and hope to disadvantaged children who might otherwise be overlooked during the Christmas holiday season. The 1stAnnual Gift of Giving offers a child some confidence and a positive memory that will last a lifetime.  Too Smooth’s goal is to provide…

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New Book Examines History Of Black Music

New Book Examines History Of Black Music

PASCAL ARCHIMEDE …  Author of “Black American History, From Plantations To Rap Culture”   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor               “A people without knowledge of their past history, origin, and culture, is like a tree without roots.” Marcus Garvey   It has often been said that history doesn’t change, we just add…

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Gang Member Gets 11 Years In $1.1M Tax Fraud Case

Gang Member Gets 11 Years In $1.1M Tax Fraud Case

EQUANZICK HOWELL   A 31-year-old Tampa man has been sentenced to more than a decade in prison. He pleaded guilty to theft of government property and aggravated identity theft on August 16, 2018. According to court documents, Equanzick Howell, a/k/a “Pookie,” “Big Pook,” or “Pook Pook,” was sentenced to 11 years and two months in…

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House Democratic Head Names New Floor Leaders

House Democratic Head Names New Floor Leaders

REP. KIONNE McGHEE House Democratic Leader   REP. BEN DIAMOND District 68    REP. DIANNE HART District 61    REP. GERALDINE THOMPSON District 44   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor     Recently, Florida House Democratic Leader Kionne L. McGhee selected three legislators to serve as the Democratic Floor Leaders. The appointees represent…

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Sheriff’s Office Changes Access To Website

Sheriff’s Office Changes Access To Website

SHERIFF CHAD CHRONISTER   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor   Recently, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office changed its access to their website. The public can no longer research a person’s criminal history on the website. Sheriff Chad Chronister decided that records would not be available unless the person was currently in jail. He…

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Salcines Park Slated For Dedication December 8th

Salcines Park Slated For Dedication December 8th

The Honorable George Edgecomb face is among those depicted on the “Faces of West Tampa” mural that will be introduced to the community on December 8th. BY GWEN HAYES Sentinel Editor               The Honorable George Edgecomb is among the faces in the mural. The West Tampa CRA will host a mural dedication ceremony on…

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