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OAK PARK STUDENTS OBSERVE BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH ‘MOTOWN REVIEW’

OAK PARK STUDENTS OBSERVE BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH ‘MOTOWN REVIEW’            The students at Oak Park Elementary School observed Black History Month with a “Motown Review” on Thursday, February 28th. This is the school’s annual talent show performance where the students dance, wear different costumes and lip sync several of the groups from Motown. […]

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USF’S BLACK LEADERSHIP NETWORK HOST 2nd SCHOLARSHIP SOIREE

USF’S BLACK LEADERSHIP NETWORK HOST 2nd SCHOLARSHIP SOIREE               The University of South Florida Black Leadership Network held its Second Annual Scholarship Soiree. The event was held on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, in the Sam and Martha Gibbons Alumni Center on the USF Campus. Scholarships were presented to several students. Among those who had […]

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BLACK PROFESSIONAL GROUP CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH

BLACK PROFESSIONAL GROUP CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH               The Tampa Bay Black Professional Group (BPG) held its annual event to celebrate Black History Month. The event was held Thursday, February 28th, at the Bank of America. The theme for the event was, “Courageous Conversation – To Protect and Serve.” The goal of this […]

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COKE FLORIDA INVESTS IN COMMUNITIES DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH

COKE FLORIDA INVESTS IN COMMUNITIES DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH   Last month, Coke Florida celebrated Black History Month by investing back into the community. Coke Florida donated several laptop computers to community partners across the state to stimulate economic empowerment and to encourage education. One of the organizations selected as a community partner was the […]

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Tampa Attorney Helps Jay-Z Team With 11-Year-Olds Arrest

JAY-Z     Shown at a press conference from left to right: Clayton Cowart, pastor with the Poor and Ministry Justice Center, of Winter Haven, Ms. Dhakira Talbot, mother of Jabari Talbot, and Tampa Attorney Roderick Ford. (Photo property of the Lakeland Ledger).   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor               Last month,...

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Activist Presented Director’s Community Leadership Award

Eric W. Sporre, (right) Special Agent In Charge with the F. B. I. is shown presenting the 2018 Director’s Community Leadership Award to Freddy Barton.   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor   A Tampa community activist was presented the FBI Tampa Division’s 2018 Director’s Community Leadership (DCLA) Award. The presentation took place last...

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Miss Teenage Tampa Appreciation Luncheon Honors Longtime Sorority Member

MRS. SANDRA DAVIS MYERS …Miss Teenage Tampa Appreciation Luncheon Honoree   The 2019 Miss Teenage Tampa Appreciation Luncheon will honor Mrs.Sandra Davis Myers, a 34-year member of the Gamma Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. The luncheon will be held on Sunday, March 24, 2019, 2019, 2 p. m., at the Embassy Suites...

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Chief Operating Officer Wants To Help Agency Grow

RONDA SHANNON WATTS   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor   Recently, the Corporation to Develop Communities, Inc., filled the position of Chief Operating Officer. Mrs. Ronda Shannon Watts is a native Floridian who sees the position as an opportunity to come home. Now, Mrs. Watts is getting settled in and preparing to help the agency...

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Two Women Shot, Man Barricades Himself In Home

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a double shooting. The suspect reportedly barricaded himself inside the Town N’ Country home. According to police, deputies responded to the home at the corner of Windsurfer Way and Ranger Drive around 5 a.m., Thursday. When they arrived, they discovered two women had been shot. The women,...

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Police Investigate Shooting Death Of 28-Year-Old Man

RODERICK JACKSON   The St. Petersburg Police Department is currently investigating a fatal shooting. The incident took place earlier this week. According to reports, officers responded to a call of shots fired on 7thAvenue South, near 25thStreet. When officers arrived, they discovered an adult male lying in the road. He died at the scene. The...

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Police Search For Armed Robbery Suspect

This unidentified man reportedly snatched money from a victim and fled.   Detectives are attempting to identify a man caught on surveillance committing a crime. The first incident took place last month. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, on February 15th, one of the victims was at La Mexicana Market, 2002 E. Fletcher Avenue,...

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Leonard Edwards

Man Jailed For Attacking Boss For Having To Re-Clean Work Area

LEONARD EDWARDS   A 63-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly attacked his supervisor. He is facing an aggravated battery charge. According to Tampa Police, the victim was supervising a group of temporary employees at the Amalie Arena, Sunday shortly after 5 a.m. She reportedly instructed Leonard Edwardsto re-clean the area he was working in....

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘What’s Behind Her Is Behind Her’

What’s Behind Her Is Behind Her   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   Every woman has a past. Just like her male counterpart, who seldom has a problem acknowledging his numerous dalliances, she’s also had her share of risqué experiences. You would think that in 2019 this would be no big deal. But, as it turns...

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