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HILLSBOROUGH  COUNTY BRANCH NAACP YOUTH COUNCIL HOSTS ACT-SO COMPETITION CITY OF TAMPA BLACK HISTORY COMMITTEE PRESENTS SCHOLARSHIPS SHRINERS HOST DESERT OF FLORIDA GALA DAY CELEBRATION IN TAMPA MARY E. MAY PRAYERLINE MINISTRY PRESENTS SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDENT
 
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HILLSBOROUGH  COUNTY BRANCH NAACP YOUTH COUNCIL HOSTS ACT-SO COMPETITION

HILLSBOROUGH  COUNTY BRANCH NAACP YOUTH COUNCIL HOSTS ACT-SO COMPETITION The Hillsborough County Branch NAACP held its ACT-SO competition during “Sunday Showcase.” The event, on Sunday, June 11th, was held in the Life Center at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Dr. Juwan Ayer-Cole was the ACT-SO Chairperson. Also during the dinner, officers of the Branch’s Youth […]

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CITY OF TAMPA BLACK HISTORY COMMITTEE PRESENTS SCHOLARSHIPS

CITY OF TAMPA BLACK HISTORY COMMITTEE PRESENTS SCHOLARSHIPS The City of Tampa Black History Committee held its 19th Annual Scholarship presentation on Tuesday, June 6th at the Holiday Inn-Westshore. As of 2016, the committee had presented more than $159,000 in scholarships to 109 students. One of the scholarships presented this year was the Bobby Bowden […]

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SHRINERS HOST DESERT OF FLORIDA GALA DAY CELEBRATION IN TAMPA

SHRINERS HOST DESERT OF FLORIDA GALA DAY CELEBRATION IN TAMPA Harram Temple No. 23, Inc., Prince Hall Shriners and Harram Court No. 96, Daughters hosted the Desert Conference/Gala Day Celebration 2017 in Tampa, on May 24-28, 2017. The public program was held on May 26, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. The theme was […]

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MARY E. MAY PRAYERLINE MINISTRY PRESENTS SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDENT

MARY E. MAY PRAYERLINE MINISTRY PRESENTS SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDENT The Mary E. May Intercessory Prayerline Ministry held its Scholarship Breakfast recently to present a scholarship and gifts to a deserving student. The breakfast was held in the Life Center of First Baptist Church of College Hill. The Scholarship Committee Chairperson, Joan Dawson and the Founder […]

Nicki Minaj Says She Is The Most Awarded Female Rapper In History

Nicki Minaj Says She Is The Most Awarded Female Rapper In History

  Nicki Minaj posted she has the most awards than any female rapper in history. While her exes were apparently busy play fighting at a day party, Nicki Minaj racked up another accolade. The Queens native says she became the “most awarded” female rapper in history after recently winning an ASCAP award for her feature on Yo Gotti’s “Down...

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Snag Hit In Trademarking ‘Blue Ivy’

Snag Hit In Trademarking ‘Blue Ivy’

Beyonce and her 5-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy. In February, Beyoncé attempted to trademark Blue Ivy’s name to launch a series of products, but was challenged by wedding planner Veronica Morales, who owns company called Blue Ivy, ET Online reports. The trademark was originally filed by the former vice president of Bey’s company, BGK Trademark Holdings,...

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Safaree Gets Jumped By Meek Mill’s Crew

Safaree Gets Jumped By Meek Mill’s Crew

Safaree and Meek Mill are both exes of Nicki Minaj. Rapper and Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood‘s Safaree Samuels was attacked — allegedly by members of Meek Mill’s entourage — outside of a DJ Khaled event at the Penthouse Nightclub in West Hollywood Friday night (June 23). After escaping his attackers, Safaree walked down the street cursing at Meek....

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John Legend Is As Smart As He Is Talented

John Legend Is As Smart As He Is Talented

Singer/songwriter John Legend is a spelling bee champion. John Legend’s work has won Grammys, an Oscar and a Tony, but years before achieving global fame, the Legend-to-be took home another prize: Spelling bee champ. A 1989 story in The Springfield News-Sun proclaimed, “Product of home teaching wins bee.” The newspaper noted the future R&B singer’s...

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St. Louis Cop Shoots Black Off-Duty Officer; Claims Friendly Fire

St. Louis Cop Shoots Black Off-Duty Officer; Claims Friendly Fire

  ST. LOUIS, MO —— A Black off-duty St. Louis police officer  with 11-years on the force was shot by a white on-duty police officer from the same department who apparently mistook him for a fleeing suspect, according to a statement from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. Last Wednesday evening, St. Louis police received...

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Inmates Who Saved Deputy To Get Sentences Shortened

Inmates Who Saved Deputy To Get Sentences Shortened

These 6 inmates will get 1/4 of their jail time reduced for saving deputy’s life. POLK COUNTY, GEORGIA —- Six inmates are being hailed as heroes after a deputy collapsed and they stepped in to rescue him. The Georgia deputy, who has asked not to be identified, already wasn’t feeling well when he went out...

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Football Recruit’s T-Shirt Gets National Attention

Football Recruit’s T-Shirt Gets National Attention

Tyreke Smith was on a recruiting trip to Ohio State. OHIO —- A 17-year-old created a buzz when he showed up on a recruiting trip to one of college football’s most vaunted programs wearing one of the blackest shirts of all time. Cleveland19 reports that Tyreke Smith, a high school junior football is one of...

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Micheal Vicks’s Father Charged In Drug Bust

Micheal Vicks’s Father Charged In Drug Bust

Michael Dwayne Boddie, (left) the father of Michael Vick (right) has been charged. On Wednesday evening (June 21), it was reported that Michael Vick’s father received some charges. VIRGINIA —- Michael Dwayne Boddie was reportedly part of a group charged in relation to a heroin distribution scheme, The Virginia-Pilot reports. The 55-year-old was individually charged...

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25th Annual Silver Edition Of Gourmet Gents Culinary Fanfare Is Sunday

25th Annual Silver Edition Of Gourmet Gents Culinary Fanfare Is Sunday

MS. DELEON RICHARDS-SHEFFIELD CHRISTOPHER KING The 25th Annual Silver Edition Gourmet Gents Culinary Fanfare will be held on Sunday, June 25, 2017, at St. Lawrence Parish Catholic Church – Higgins Hall, 5225 N. Himes Avenue, from 4 p. m. – 7 p. m. Christopher King, Founder of the Gentlemen’s Course, 2017 Global Philanthropy Award Winner and grandson...

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Church Official Confirms Meeting With FBI About Allegations 

Church Official Confirms Meeting With FBI About Allegations 

  REV. DR. HENRY LYONS … Fired from New Salem M. B. Church BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Last week members at New Salem Missionary Baptist Church voted to fire their pastor, Rev. Dr. Henry Lyons, who has led the congregation since 2003. The reason for the discontentment is the allegation of misappropriation...

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Pastor Hosts Walk This Saturday To Raise Money To Bring Clean Water To  Small African Nation

Pastor Hosts Walk This Saturday To Raise Money To Bring Clean Water To  Small African Nation

  Rev. Darryl Matthews and his wife Jowancia will make their 8th trip to Malawi to help repair wells. By Kenya Woodard Sentinel Feature Writer It’s an image that shook the Rev. Darryl Matthews to his core: people and animals drinking from the same water hole. At that moment on a 2010 mission trip to...

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Man Pleads Guilty To Sexually Abusing Child

Man Pleads Guilty To Sexually Abusing Child

  RICHMOND McDONALD … Pleaded guilty to sexually abusing child SHAUNA BOSELLI … Pleaded guilty to sexually abusing child A 40-year-old man pleaded guilty to enticing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct. He is slated to be sentenced on September 28, 2017. According to court documents, a relative of the child, Jamie Esposito,...

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Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect Stabbed By Clerk

Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect Stabbed By Clerk

  DANIEL DWAYNE EUBANKS ROBBERY SUSPECT The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has identified and arrested a man injured by a store clerk during a robbery. The robbery took place last Sunday at the Sunoco Service Station, 14516 N. 22nd Street. According to police, the unidentified man entered the store around 5:45 a.m., and demanded a...

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Clarence Barr's Reality On Ice-'A Black Widow In Disguise'

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘A Black Widow In Disguise’

A Black Widow In Disguise BY CLARENCE BARR, II Next week, Aramis Ayala, the first Black elected State Attorney, is going to the Florida Supreme Court. Once there, she’ll request that the highest ranking justices in the state force Florida Governor, Rick Scott, to respect her position as an elected official who has the authority...

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Cuba Says ‘NO’ To Turning Over Black Activist Joanne Chesimard To U.S.

Cuba Says ‘NO’ To Turning Over Black Activist Joanne Chesimard To U.S.

Joanne Chesimard aka Assata Shakur will not be returned to the U.S. Assata Shakur is a heroine to many as a fighter for black rights, but a villain to others who think she hides her crimes behind revolutionary rhetoric. Cuba, having granted political asylum to one of America’s Most Wanted, falls in line with the former and does...

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DOJ Seeks Meeting With Eric Garner’s Family

DOJ Seeks Meeting With Eric Garner’s Family

Eric Garner was put into a chokehold on a NYC street for selling loose cigarettes. The police officer that used the band method was not convicted by a grand jury, and was given a raise by the police department. NEW YORK —- The Justice Department has been investigating the death of Eric Garner for years, but...

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Texas Governor Signs Revised Sandra Bland Act

Texas Governor Signs Revised Sandra Bland Act

  Sandra Bland died in a jail cell in Texas after being detained for a traffic stop and altercation with the officer. TEXAS —-Sandra Bland’s death continues to reign as precedence in a brutal and unjust justice system in terms of the darker communities. Last Thursday (June 15), Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed the Sandra...

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