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BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION HELD AT LOCAL RESTAURANT TWO YOUNG MEN FROM SAME TROOP MAKE EAGLE SCOUTS NATIONAL SIGNING DAY HELD AT MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL MEETING ON SCHOOL BOUNDARY CHANGES HELD AT VAN BUREN
 
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION HELD AT LOCAL RESTAURANT

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION HELD AT LOCAL RESTAURANT

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION HELD AT LOCAL RESTAURANT Kajuana Nelson chose a Brandon restaurant to celebrate her 38th birthday. Family and friends joined her at the establishment for the celebration of fun and food. Some of the friends who joined her are: Lisa Jones, Tabitha Thompson, Brenda Williams, birthday honoree, Kujuana (Boss), Shawntay Woodbury and Calandra Williams. […]

TWO YOUNG MEN FROM SAME TROOP MAKE EAGLE SCOUTS

TWO YOUNG MEN FROM SAME TROOP MAKE EAGLE SCOUTS

TWO YOUNG MEN FROM SAME TROOP MAKE EAGLE SCOUTS Boy Scout Troop 654 of St. John Progressive Missionary Baptist Church held its Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Marcus Wynn and Serion Bellamy. The ceremony was held on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at St. John Progressive M. B. Church. The Master of Ceremony was Dexter […]

NATIONAL SIGNING DAY HELD AT MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL

NATIONAL SIGNING DAY HELD AT MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL

NATIONAL SIGNING DAY HELD AT MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL Recently, faculty, staff and students at Middleton High School were excited to participate in National Signing Day. The event was held at the school in the Auditorium. Several students took advantage of the opportunity to sign with the colleges or universities of their choice. In addition to […]

MEETING ON SCHOOL BOUNDARY CHANGES HELD AT VAN BUREN

MEETING ON SCHOOL BOUNDARY CHANGES HELD AT VAN BUREN

MEETING ON SCHOOL BOUNDARY CHANGES HELD AT VAN BUREN  Two parent/community meetings on proposed boundary changes were held last month for the North Tampa and New Tampa areas. The meetings were in the format of an open house, where parents talked with district staff. Staff members from Choice, Transportation and the affected schools were in […]

Shaq’s Son Commits To Arizona; Gets Annoyed By ‘Dad Questions’

Shaq’s Son Commits To Arizona; Gets Annoyed By ‘Dad Questions’

  Shareef O’Neal, is the son of Hall of Famer,  Shaquille O’Neal and Shaunie O’Neal. Cal Supreme forward Shareef O’Neal averaged 16 points through his first three games at the Nike EYBL  last weekend, but if you factor in how many times he’s been asked about his dad in postgame interviews, O’Neal would immediately upgrade...

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Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ The Highest Selling Album Globally In 2016

Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ The Highest Selling Album Globally In 2016

  Beyonce in video from Lemonade album On Tuesday (April 25), the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) released its annual Global Music Report, an analysis of the revenue of the recorded-music business worldwide. As part of that report, the IFPI also released a list of the top albums and songs globally for 2016....

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La La’s Doing Fine Since Split With Carmelo; Mixes Business With Play At Strip Club

La La’s Doing Fine Since Split With Carmelo; Mixes Business With Play At Strip Club

  French Montana and La La Anthony partied at the Sapphire strip club last Friday. French says La La is doing fine. La La Anthony might have split-up from Carmelo Anthony, but that doesn’t mean she no longer has time for a little work and play combo. She combined the best elements of both those things...

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Mike WiLL Made-It Accuses Nordstrom’s Of Being Racist; Store Responds

Mike WiLL Made-It Accuses Nordstrom’s Of Being Racist; Store Responds

Mike WiLL Made-It is a producer for Kendrick Lamar. Mike WiLL Made-It is a superstar producer, and certainly has a lot of coins, but that didn’t prevent him from allegedly having a racist experience at a Nordstrom store, according to XXL. The “Humble” hitmaker took to Twitter to blast the fancy department store’s Santa Monica...

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Alicia Keys And John Legend Make Time Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential People Of 2017

Alicia Keys And John Legend Make Time Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential People Of 2017

  Alicia Keys and John Legend  R&B legends Alicia Keys and John Legend are among the artists chosen for Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2017. Other artists include Ed Sheeran, Demi Lovato, and Donald Glover. 100 Most Influential People list contains celebrities, politicians, and world leaders who have been influential over the past year....

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Black Lives Matter Activist DeRay McKesson To Host Podcast

Black Lives Matter Activist DeRay McKesson To Host Podcast

DeRay McKesson DeRay McKesson is taking his activism from the streets to the pod. The prominent Black Lives Matter activist will soon launch a new podcast titled, A Word with DeRay. The podcast will focus on social advocacy and issues such as race issues, policing, and politics. McKesson aims to use the platform to continue...

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5 Die In Suspicious Fire In Queens

5 Die In Suspicious Fire In Queens

  Destiny Dones, 20, Melody Edwards, 17, Jada Foxworth, 16, Rawshawn Matthews, 10, and two-year-old Chayce Lipford. QUEENS, N. Y. —- On Sunday, a fire broke out at a two-story Queens home and killed at least five people, three of which were children. Early on Monday, the NYPD identified those killed as being two boys, ages...

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Ohio Teen Couple Commit Suicide Days Apart

Ohio Teen Couple Commit Suicide Days Apart

  Mercedes Shaday Smith and Markeice Brown each committed suicide. OHIO —- A tragic story about a teenage couple from Ohio committing suicide just days apart has gone viral on Facebook. Details surrounding the suicides are scarce, but according to online reports, 18-year-old Mercedes Shaday Smith took her own life in her college dorm room...

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Students At Black High School Earn $80M In College Scholarships

Students At Black High School Earn $80M In College Scholarships

  Whitehaven High School senior Zariah Nolan received $9.6M in scholarship offers. MEMPHIS, TN —- Students at Whitehaven High School in Memphis, Tenn., have 80 million reasons to be proud of their academic endeavors because its graduating class has secured more than $80 million in scholarships. Last week the students were honored at their Academic...

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Orange County State Attorney Receiving Racially Motivated Threats In The Mail

Orange County State Attorney Receiving Racially Motivated Threats In The Mail

  State Attorney Aramis Ayala has been a target since making a decision to not seek the death penalty in the case of Markeith Loyd followed by Gov. Rick Scott getting involved. The Orange County Sheriff’s office is currently investigating a racially motivated hate crime after a noose and multiple threatening letters were sent to...

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‘Jazz’n At The Ritz’ Will Be An Event To Remember

‘Jazz’n At The Ritz’ Will Be An Event To Remember

  MS. DARLENE JOHNSON … Member of the Positive Images Committee MARVIN KNIGHT … Founder of the Positive Images Committee BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor As the final week of April comes into view, members of the Positive Images Committee are making final preparations for their upcoming event. The event is just five...

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Man Presented With President’s Volunteer Service Award

Man Presented With President’s Volunteer Service Award

  CARL SHACK, JR. BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Recently, a Tampa man was recognized for his volunteerism with a special award. The award was presented to him during the National Volunteer Week, which is April 23 through April 29. Carl Shack, Jr., is employed as a Systems Administrator with AT&T. However, in...

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Justices Approve Ballot Language For Rights Restoration Initiative

Justices Approve Ballot Language For Rights Restoration Initiative

  ARTHENIA JOYNER BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Last week, the Florida Supreme Court unanimously approved the language for the possible ballot initiative to automatically restore voting rights of convicted felons.  This decision means that the initiative could be on the election ballot as early as next year. The decision came about after...

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Two Complete Air Force Basic Military Training

Two Complete Air Force Basic Military Training

AIRMAN 1ST CLASS MICHAEL DUDICH Two young adults with ties to the Tampa Bay Area recently completed all requirements and graduated from basic military training. Their respective graduation ceremonies were held at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, in San Antonio, Texas. Airman 1st Class Michael R. Dudich and Reserve Airman 1st Class Jose A. Sanchez...

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Man Charged With First-Degree Murder Of Girlfriend

Man Charged With First-Degree Murder Of Girlfriend

  SHYEANNE LEWIS 6/8/1993 to 4/23/2017 HECTOR FAVIO ACEVEDO … Charged with first-degree murder The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 24-year-old man after he told relatives he wanted to kill himself. When deputies arrived, the man was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm. However, once Hector Favio Acevedo was in...

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Police Arrest Coach for Having Sex With Student

Police Arrest Coach for Having Sex With Student

  SAMUEL M. WALKER … Facing 6 counts of sexual battery Police have arrested a 39-year-old Instructional Assistant for Student Discipline and Head Coach of the girls Junior Varsity Basketball Team. He is charged with 6 counts of sexual battery on a juvenile. The penalty of the charge has been enhanced because it was against...

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Man Indicted For Threatening To Kill Federal Judge

Man Indicted For Threatening To Kill Federal Judge

  JASON JEROME SPRINGER … Accused of threatening to kill a judge A federal grand jury indicted a Tampa man for threatening the life of a federal judge. The indictment took place last Wednesday. According to court documents, Jason Jerome Springer, 39, has been indicted for threatening to assault and murder a U. S. judge....

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