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Artist, Activist Common To Address FAMU Spring Commencement Graduates

ANDREW GILLUM    …To address graduates at 6 p. m., Friday COMMON …To address graduates during the 9 a. m. ceremony, Saturday   TALLAHASSEE, FL– Hip-hop recording artist, actor and activist Common, Florida A&M University (FAMU) alum and former Tallahassee Mayor, Andrew Gillum and veteran music industry attorney, Nicole Wyskoarko will be the speakers for the FAMU Spring Commencement…

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Hennessy Makes $10 Million Available For Graduate-Level Scholarships At HBCUs

Graduate-level scholarships available for HBCU students.             Hennessy, the Cognac, recently announced that it has committed $10 million to fund graduate scholarships at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).  The Hennessy Fellows, as the scholarship program will be called, is designed to create a “diverse pipeline of highly qualified talent and flood the market with young…

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Chloe Coney and Charnell Williams

Sorority Honors Activist With Social Action Award

            Soror Chloe Coney, left, is shown with Soror Charnell Williams, President of Tampa Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. The presentation took place on April 1st.             Among those at the presentation were from left to right: Charnell Williams, President of Tampa Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., Dr. Paulette…

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MIRIAM LORETTA JOHNSON-BROWN

First Black Manager For Local Restaurant Dies

MRS. MIRIAM JOHNSON BROWN 9/27/1958 — 4/22/2019   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor   A popular Tampa wife, mother, and daughter passed away recently. She was 60 years old. A Tampa native, Mrs. Miriam Johnson Brown was the oldest of five children and the only daughter of Mrs. Essie Dooley.             Mrs. Johnson attended…

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Hubert Smith

‘The Choice Bus’ Makes First Visit To Tampa

HUBERT SMITH   THE CHOICE BUS   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor     This week, students will have an opportunity to visit a unique bus. The vehicle will visit four locations. Known as “The Choice Bus,” will make its first appearance in the Tampa Bay Area. The students who board the bus…

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Jane Castor

Former Police Chief Wins Mayoral Seat

JANE CASTOR … Elected Mayor JOSEPH CITRO … District 1 Representative JOHN DINGFELDER … District 3 Representative   ORLANDO GUDES … District 5 Representative   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor   On Tuesday, the political season for the City of Tampa came to an end. Voters selected the new Mayor as well as…

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Renowned Poet Nikki Giovanni Tells GEBA Audience To ’Stand Up For What’s Right’

Poet, author, writer, commentator, activist and educator, Nikki Giovanni was the Keynote Speaker for the GEBA Scholarship Banquet. (Photo by Ricky Roberts)                   Giovanni (4th from left) posed with several members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.   BY KENYA WOODARD Sentinel Feature Writer                   So just how gutsy is Nikki Giovanni? Here’s an example.                   The…

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Journey From Middleton’s IB Academy Leads Young Woman To West Point, Now To Mayor Of City In Oklahoma

MAYOR KATHERINE RICE …Presiding over a board meeting             Mayor Rice was named “Woman of the Year” at the Women Of Color Expo in Lawton, OK.   BY GWEN HAYES Sentinel Editor   When Katherine Kylila Bullard was a student in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program at George S. Middleton High School, her thoughts were…

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Tysha Porter

Tysha Porter: From High School Dropout To HCC’s New Student Gov’t President

            Tysha Porter will lead Student Government at HCC Ybor Campus.     BY KENYA WOODARD Sentinel Feature Writer                   Next month, Tysha Porter, 26, will take an oath as the next Student Government Association president at Hillsborough Community College’s Ybor City campus.                   It’s an accomplishment that just months ago, she wasn’t sure she could…

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