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CITY OF TAMPA BLACK HISTORY COMMITTEE SERVES COMMUNITY DISCIPLES OF CHRIST CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, INC. RIBBON CUTTING SERVICE CLASSMATE AND FAMILY MEET WITH LIONEL RICHIE AFTER CONCERT MAYOR’S AFRICAN-AMERICAN ADVISORY COUNCIL PRESENTS CARLA LEWIS SCHOLARSHIP
 
Front Page Black History Com 9-23

CITY OF TAMPA BLACK HISTORY COMMITTEE SERVES COMMUNITY

CITY OF TAMPA BLACK HISTORY COMMITTEE SERVES COMMUNITY            The City of Tampa Black History Committee recently presented scholarships to several graduating seniors. Throughout the year, the committee hosts several events as fundraisers to support the scholarships. In February, the committee hosts a themed Black History Month program, and in May the golf tournament. […]

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DISCIPLES OF CHRIST CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, INC. RIBBON CUTTING SERVICE

DISCIPLES OF CHRIST CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, INC. RIBBON CUTTING SERVICE                      The Disciples of Christ Christian Fellowship, Inc., held a ribbon cutting service to the doors of its new facility. The church building is Phase 1 of its planned 11,000 square feet campus. They will be having dedication services each weekend through September 7th, […]

Front Page 8-13-19

CLASSMATE AND FAMILY MEET WITH LIONEL RICHIE AFTER CONCERT

CLASSMATE AND FAMILY MEET WITH LIONEL RICHIE AFTER CONCERT                     Grammy-award winner Lionel Richie, center, was in town in concert at Amalie Arena recently. Richie has been touring several cities around the country. When he stopped in Tampa, he spent time with his Tuskegee, AL high school and college classmate, retired commercial pilot […]

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MAYOR’S AFRICAN-AMERICAN ADVISORY COUNCIL PRESENTS CARLA LEWIS SCHOLARSHIP

MAYOR’S AFRICAN-AMERICAN ADVISORY COUNCIL PRESENTS CARLA LEWIS SCHOLARSHIP                      A recent graduate, who plans to study at Florida A&M University, recently received the Carla Lewis Scholarship from the Mayor’s African- American Advisory Council. The presentation was made this past Monday (August 5th) in the Mayor’s Conference Room. The honoree, Kierra Jenkins (holding $1,000 […]

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Mayor Jane Castor

City To Host Community Meetings On Water Issues

MAYOR JANE CASTOR   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor   Beginning on Thursday (today), Mayor Jane Castor and the City of Tampa launched a new program. The program is referred to as P.I.P.E.S. (Progressive Infrastructure Plan to Ensure Sustainability). The next project will discuss the current state of the City’s water and wastewater infrastructure. Mayor...

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Supt Charles Davis

Church To Host A Family Friendly Community Fair

SUPT. CHARLES DAVIS   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor   Members of the community are invited to attend a free, family friendly community fair. The event will take place on Saturday, August 24th, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the College Hill Church Of God In Christ, corner of N. 30th Street and...

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Bishop Thomas Scott (2)

Mayor Names Chairs, Members Of Affordable Housing Advisory Team

BISHOP THOMAS SCOTT   LEROY MOORE   YVETTE LEWIS PETE EDWARDS DARRELL ROBERTSON   Mayor Jane Castor recently announced the fourth of her five-part ‘Transforming Tampa’s Tomorrow’ transition advisory teams by naming the co-chairperson of her Affordable Housing Advisory Team. Those selected to serve as co-chairpersons are: Bemetra Simmons, Florida Managing Director of Mutual of Omaha Bank; Bishop...

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Errdaisha Floyd

A Response From A Prison Abolitionist  From The Tampa BAY Collective

BY ERRDAISHA FLOYD   When I tell people that I am a prison abolitionist, their first response is usually, “What about the rapists and murderers?” Immediately, I think to the Marshall Project report that found that 58% of inmates who alleged they were raped in prison say correctional officers did it, and respond, “well we...

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Michael Drejka

Jury In Murder Case Void Of African Americans

MICHAEL DREJKA … Charged with manslaughter MARKEIS McGLOCKTON   The jury selection for a man accused of shooting an unarmed Black man has been completed. The jury does not have any Blacks on it. It is composed of 4 white men, and 1 Asian man, and 1 white woman. In August, 2018, a warrant was...

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Dontae Morris

Dontae Morris Seeks New Trial In Murder Of Police Officers

DONTAE MORRIS … Seeks new trial   OFFICER DAVID CURTIS AND OFFICER JEFFREY KOCAB … Tampa Police officers killed on June 29, 2010     Earlier this week, a Hillsborough Circuit judge began hearing evidence in one of the murder cases Dontae Morris was convicted of. He is seeking a new trial, stating that he had...

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Gilbert Serna

Man Convicted In Road Rage Fatal Stabbing

GILBERT SERNA … died after being stabbed     TEDDY BALTIMORE SMITH … Charged with second-degree murder   Last week, the trial of a Tampa man, accused of a road rage fatal stabbing ended Friday. Originally charged with second-degree murder, the jury convicted Teddy Baltimore Smith of manslaughter with a weapon. His sentencing date has been...

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JOSHUA DAMIAN GREEN

Nine Gang Members Arrested In Early Morning Roundup

JOSHUA DAMIAN GREEN  Nine men were taken into custody early Tuesday. They are said to be members of a violent street gang. According to the Tampa Police Department, the men are members of the 200 Skudda Gang. The roundup was the result of a joint two-year investigation. They are facing charges ranging from murder to credit...

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