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CITY OF TAMPA WOMEN MT. OLIVE AME CHURCH RECOGNIZES CITIZENS DURING BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM BLACK NURSES OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY HISTORICAL ORGANIZATION, INC. SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON BUSINESSWOMAN TELLS AUDIENCE ‘TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX’
 
CITY OF TAMPA WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION

CITY OF TAMPA WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION

CITY OF TAMPA WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION The City of Tampa held its Women’s History Month Celebration on March 21st at the Tampa Convention Center. The theme was “Honoring Trailblazing Women In Labor And Business. The Special Award was the MacDill Air Force Base Women’s Appreciation Award, presented to Civilian Nicole M. Tompkins and 1st […]

MT. OLIVE AME CHURCH RECOGNIZES CITIZENS DURING BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM

MT. OLIVE AME CHURCH RECOGNIZES CITIZENS DURING BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM

MT. OLIVE AME CHURCH RECOGNIZES CITIZENS DURING BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM Mt. Olive African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1902 W. LaSalle St., held its Black History Month Program on February 26, 2017. One of the featured events during the service was Donald Dowridge, Jr.’s portrayal of Frederick Douglass. The highlight of the service was the recognition of […]

BLACK NURSES OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY HISTORICAL ORGANIZATION, INC. SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON

BLACK NURSES OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY HISTORICAL ORGANIZATION, INC. SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON

BLACK NURSES OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY HISTORICAL ORGANIZATION, INC. SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON The Black Nurses of Hillsborough County Historical Organization, Inc. (B. N. H. H. O.) held its Scholarship Luncheon on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The luncheon was held at the American Legion Seminole Post #111. James Tokley was the Master of Ceremonies and Joanna Tokley and […]

BUSINESSWOMAN TELLS AUDIENCE ‘TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX’

BUSINESSWOMAN TELLS AUDIENCE ‘TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX’

BUSINESSWOMAN TELLS AUDIENCE ‘TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX’ An audience of mostly women listened attentively last Friday as billionaire  businesswoman, Dr. Sheila Johnson shared with them ways they should “think outside the box.” Dr. Johnson, guest speaker, shared with them some of her own experiences that prepared her for the role she now stands in. […]

Bennett: Teams Should Want Leader Like Kaepernick

Bennett: Teams Should Want Leader Like Kaepernick

With everyone weighing in on former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s curious unemployment, including Around the NFL’s very own Chris Wesseling, it was only a matter of time before one of the league’s most outspoken activists lent his two cents to the conversation. Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett joined NFL Network’s NFL Total Access on Friday...

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Kobe Bryant On Hand For Shaq O’Neal’s Statue Unveiling

Kobe Bryant On Hand For Shaq O’Neal’s Statue Unveiling

On stage, Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant sat side by side, wearing suits and smiles, whispering in each other’s ears and laughing. They praised each other, embraced multiple times and spoke so fondly of championships won just a decade and a half ago. In all, they looked like old friends, not like former teammates whose...

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Jay Z Creating Docuseries Based On Trayvon Martin

Jay Z Creating Docuseries Based On Trayvon Martin

  Jay Z is continuing to bring to life the tragic deaths of young Black males. His next project will be based on Florida native Trayvon Martin. Jay Z” Carter is continuing to make moves in the film/television industry. The Hip Hop mogul recently signed on as a producer for the TIME: The Kalief Browder Story TV...

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Keisha Cole And Estranged Hubby Joining ‘Love & Hip Hop Hollywood’ Cast

Keisha Cole And Estranged Hubby Joining ‘Love & Hip Hop Hollywood’ Cast

  Keisha Cole and her estranged husband,  former NBA baller  Daniel ‘Booby’ Gibson. Over a year ago, reports began circulating that Daniel “Booby” Gibson was close to joining the cast of Love & Hip Hop Hollywood. The former NBA player’s estranged wife,  Keyshia Cole has now confirmed she will be starring on the next season of the VH1...

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Nia Long Says There  ‘No Beef’ With Taraji Henson

Nia Long Says There ‘No Beef’ With Taraji Henson

  Nia Long’s rep claims there is no beef with Taraji Henson while on ‘Empire’ set. Nia Long’s representative is dismissing reports suggesting the actress has been feuding with Taraji P. Henson on the set of Empire. The “Boyz n the Hood” star booked a recurring guest role on the hit show’s third season, in...

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Kendrick Lamar About To Release A New Album; New Song Takes Aim

Kendrick Lamar About To Release A New Album; New Song Takes Aim

  Kendrick Lamar dropped a new song last week, that some say is dissing a well-known rapper. Some fans believe it is aimed at Drake. The last two days have included Kendrick Lamar giving hints that appear to be about his next studio album. At first, the Compton spitter posted a message on Instagram that just...

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Aisha Hinds, Luke James And LeToya Luckett To Star In Crime Series

Aisha Hinds, Luke James And LeToya Luckett To Star In Crime Series

  Aisha Hinds, Luke James and LeToya Luckett Unsolved, an upcoming crime series for the USA Network which will depict the unsolved murders of rappers The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur, has announced three actors who will appear on the series. The New Edition Story’s Luke James, Underground and Shots Fired’s Aisha Hinds and singer LeToya Luckett are slated...

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This 11-Year-Old’s Is ‘Creating Styles And Making A Statement With His Accessory Company

This 11-Year-Old’s Is ‘Creating Styles And Making A Statement With His Accessory Company

  Shelden Gibbs is making a name for himself and his business at age 11. What were you doing  at 10-year-olds? Shelden Gibbs is doing kid stuff too, by he has also jump started a fashion accessory line on the side. Designing at least five ties a day, this now 11-year-old does all the designing,...

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Missing Black And Latina Girls In D.C. Causes Outrage; Calls For Federal Investigation

Missing Black And Latina Girls In D.C. Causes Outrage; Calls For Federal Investigation

  14 black and brown skinned girls have gone missing within a 2 week period in March in Washington, D.C. Because of Black twitter  there is now local and national attention  to find out where the girls are. The families, friends and local community are outraged and want answers. WASHINGTON, D. C. —- An Instagram...

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White Supremacist That Randomly Murdered Black N.Y. Man Was Looking For A ‘Rush’

White Supremacist That Randomly Murdered Black N.Y. Man Was Looking For A ‘Rush’

  White  supremacist James Jackson has been chard with 2nd degree murder in the horrendous death of Timothy Caughman, 66. NEW YORK CITY —- The Baltimore white supremacist who went to the Big Apple to kill Black people told police he thought he would get a thrill by slaughtering a young person — but was...

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Women Hospitalized After Having Butt Lift By Florida Doctor

Women Hospitalized After Having Butt Lift By Florida Doctor

Shabriya Hill (L) and Crystal Call (R) are still in critical condition. A woman died in Miami after undergoing a Brazilian butt lift procedure  last Monday? Well two other women who traveled to Miami for the same procedure are facing serious complications from their surgeries. According to NBC Miami, Shabriya Hill and Crystal Call  both...

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DOJ: Finds Good And Bad In Minneapolis Police’s Response To Jamar Clark Protest

DOJ: Finds Good And Bad In Minneapolis Police’s Response To Jamar Clark Protest

  Jamar Clark was killed by after a confrontation with 2 police officers. MINNEAPOLIS, MN —- A federal review released  last Monday found problems with Minneapolis’ coordination and communication during an 18-day standoff outside a police station following the fatal shooting of a Black man in 2015, but praised officers for their professionalism and the...

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Revealing Truth Pastor, Greg Powe To Be Laid To Rest Monday

Revealing Truth Pastor, Greg Powe To Be Laid To Rest Monday

PASTOR GREGORY POWE, SR. …Pastor Revealing Truth Ministries January 25, 1955 – March 20, 2017 BY GWEN HAYES Sentinel Editor When Pastor Gregory Powe came to Tampa back in 1990 with his wife, Deborah and their 4 children, in one of his interviews with the Sentinel, he said that they knew no one here, but...

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Judge Rejects Plea Of Former Detective In Tax Fraud Case

Judge Rejects Plea Of Former Detective In Tax Fraud Case

  ERIC HOUSTON BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor a federal judge rejected a plea agreement between the U. S. Attorney’s Office and a former police officer accused of tax fraud. The judge also recused himself from the case. Former Tampa Police Detective Eric Houston went before Judge Richard Lazzara Wednesday morning to determine...

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Mother Gets 18 Months In Prison  In Tax Fraud Case

Mother Gets 18 Months In Prison In Tax Fraud Case

  KEITH GODBOLT … Sentenced to 3 years, 6 months in prison PAUL JOHNSON …Sentenced to 4 years in prison A Tampa mother is the final member of a family sentenced to prison in a tax fraud case. Her 2 sons were sentenced earlier this month. According to the U. S. Attorney’s Office, Ms. Elise...

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Illsol Space Gallery’s 1st Show To Feature 20 Artists

Illsol Space Gallery’s 1st Show To Feature 20 Artists

BY KENYA WOODARD Sentinel Feature Writer Yvonne Ferguson, 30, was a teenager when she first picked up a paintbrush. Over the years, Ferguson’s love for her craft has ebbed and flowed. At some point during high school, she stopped painting and didn’t return to it until she entered Virginia Wesleyan University, where she studied art...

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East Tampa Middle Magnet School Preparing Olympic Village To Reach Community

East Tampa Middle Magnet School Preparing Olympic Village To Reach Community

Charmaine Jennings BY GWEN HAYES Sentinel Editor Although Orange Grove Middle Magnet School of the Arts sits in East Tampa, a few blocks off 22nd Street and Lake Avenue, there are many in the Belmont Heights community who may not know about the school and what it offers. Why? It’s a Magnet School that attracts...

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