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JURISDICTION OF SOUTHWESTERN FLORIDA PRESENTS LIGHTED CANDLE AWARD WEST TAMPA HOSTS JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION WWII VETERAN RECEIVES HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA AT GRADUATION 350 STUDENTS GRADUATE FROM HOWARD W. BLAKE HIGH SCHOOL
 
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JURISDICTION OF SOUTHWESTERN FLORIDA PRESENTS LIGHTED CANDLE AWARD

JURISDICTION OF SOUTHWESTERN FLORIDA PRESENTS LIGHTED CANDLE AWARD The Jurisdiction Of Southwestern Florida, Inc., of the Church of God in Christ held its “Gathering of the Saints (AIM/Convocation)” in Tampa June 2-9 2019. It was a week filled with a variety of services to include the entire fam- ily. The week concluded on Sunday, June […]

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WEST TAMPA HOSTS JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

WEST TAMPA HOSTS JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION Last Saturday, members of the com- munity gathered for their Annual June- teenth Celebration. The event took place on Main Street and the festivities were shared by the young and the ma- tured. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery. The celebration dates back to June […]

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WWII VETERAN RECEIVES HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA AT GRADUATION

WWII VETERAN RECEIVES HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA AT GRADUATION   Beginning last month, thousands of Hillsborough County seniors were presented their high school diplomas. The graduation ceremonies were held at the Florida State Fairgrounds. One of the graduates who participated in the Hillsborough High School Graduation Ceremony was Mr. Joe Perricone, a member of the Hillsborough […]

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350 STUDENTS GRADUATE FROM HOWARD W. BLAKE HIGH SCHOOL

350 STUDENTS GRADUATE FROM HOWARD W. BLAKE HIGH SCHOOL              More than 14,000 high school students graduated from schools in the Hillsborough County Public School System over the past 2 weeks. The graduation exercise for Howard W. Blake High School was held on Saturday, May 25, 2019. The school presented graduation diplomas to […]

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After Years Of Working As A Janitor, Denver Man Named Principal Of His Former Elementary School

The career achievement provides a full circle moment for Atkins. He attended Stedman as a 6-year-old and fondly remembers playing basketball on the school’s court. “This has been a part of my story — Park Hill, Stedman has been a part of my story, and I’ve learned so much just from walking these streets,” he...

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Presidential Podcasting: Barack and Michelle Obama Signed a Major Deal With Spotify

Former U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama participate in the unveiling of their official portraits during a ceremony on February 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. Book deals and streaming deals and speeches, oh my! One year after landing a huge Netflix production deal, Barack and Michelle Obama have inked a new deal with Spotify...

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Cory Booker’s plan to fix the housing crisis and make renting affordable

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) speaks to a crowd at the African American Leadership Council on June 6, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Presidential hopeful Sen. Cory Booker has united policies he proposed during his time in Congress into a new affordable housing plan, which he unveiled while on the campaign trail late last week....

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Chicago PD re-opens 55 murder cases involving Black women who may have been strangled by serial killer

The families of Chicago murder victims pushed for the Chicago Police Department to reopen cases that involved the strangulation deaths of more than 50 Black women. Now, thanks to The Murder Accountability Project, the nonprofit group that petitioned to have the cold cases re-opened,  concerns that a serial killer could be on the loose can...

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Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping Team Up to Bash Trump on Trade

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping teamed up at a global investment conference in St. Petersburg, Russia, to gang up on U.S. President Donald Trump. The two leaders have been strengthening their countries’ trade ties in the wake of the Trump administration’s trade war with China. Putin, in a speech on Friday,...

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Lee Roy Selmon StatueUnveiled In Tampa

Tampa Bay Buccaneers great Lee Roy Selmon has a statue in Tampa. It’s not located at the stadium where the team plays but in downtown Tampa.Selmon, a Hall of Famer who arrived from his native Oklahoma as the first round of the 1976 draft, has been immortalized in bronze for his contributions to the city,...

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Former Florida Gator Tony Joiner Charged With Murdering His Wife

Tony Joiner, former standout football player at the University of Florida, has been arrested and charged with murdering his wife.Joiner’s wife, Heyzel Obando, was found dead in her home in February 2016. It wasn’t until two months after her body was discovered that police ruled her death a homicide, and it wasn’t until yesterday that...

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David Ortiz Expected To Make Full RecoveryAfter Being Shot

David Ortiz is expected to make a full recovery after being shot while at a bar in the Dominican Republic on Sunday night.Ortiz was enjoying an evening at Dial Bar in his hometown of Santo Domingo and sitting outside on the patio with his back to the street. Video shows him getting shot in the...

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