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LONGSHOREMEN OF LOCAL 1402 HONOR PAST PRESIDENT CHILDREN WITH A VISION 21st BOOK BAG DISTRIBUTION NAIL TECHS OF TAMPA UNITE 2020 MISS JUNETEENTH CROWNED IN VIRTUAL CEREMONY
 
Longshoremen Honor Harrell

LONGSHOREMEN OF LOCAL 1402 HONOR PAST PRESIDENT

LONGSHOREMEN OF LOCAL 1402 HONOR PAST PRESIDENT               James Harrell, Sr., Past President of International Longshoremen Association, Local 1402, was honored by the organization for 60 years of dedicated service. Andre Davis, Vice President of Local 1402, organized the surprise event for Mr. Harrell, which was held on Sunday, August 9, 2020, at […]

Drive Thru Book Bags

CHILDREN WITH A VISION 21st BOOK BAG DISTRIBUTION

CHILDREN WITH A VISION 21st BOOK BAG DISTRIBUTION            Children With A Vision hosted its 21st Annual Back To School Drive-Through Book Bag Giveaway. The event was held on Sunday, August 2, 2020, at Ragan Park Community Center. Mrs. Tonya Lewis, founder of Children With A Vision, stated she almost cancelled the event because […]

Nail Techs

NAIL TECHS OF TAMPA UNITE

NAIL TECHS OF TAMPA UNITE The Black Nail Techs of Tampa Bay United  is a group of 20 Black nail techs who organized to support each other in promotions, client retention, visibility, customer service, and economics. Our model of Cooperative economics has some similarities to Kwanzaa’s principle Ujamaa: to build and maintain our own stores, shops, and […]

Front Page - Juneteenth

2020 MISS JUNETEENTH CROWNED IN VIRTUAL CEREMONY

2020 MISS JUNETEENTH CROWNED IN VIRTUAL CEREMONY            COVID-19 changed so many community activities. They events were either postponed, cancelled, or held virtually. So it was with the “Miss Juneteenth Pageant.” The “2020 Miss Juneteenth Pageant,” sponsored by the Tampa Bay Juneteenth Coalition and partners, was held virtually on June 19, 2020. The winners […]

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FAMU Alumna Named To Oscars Panel

STACI R. COLLINS JACKSON …Named To Oscars Panel     Florida A&M University (FAMU) alumna Staci R. Collins Jackson will be among those judging entrants for the Oscars. She was recently named as a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which includes the most successful film executives, filmmakers, and artists...

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Jaylen Jordan - Missing Teen

13-Year-Old Missing For More Than A Week

JAYLEN JORDAN …Missing since August 4, 2020   The father of a 13-year-old reported his son missing last week. He has not been seen since Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Darren Jordan says his son, Jaylen Jordan, was last seen wearing a gray Jordan sweat suit. A student at Village of Excellence, Mr. Jordan says his...

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Shad Burrell

Entertainment Company CEO Is Finding Success In All Genres, Including Country Music

RASHAD ‘SHAD’ BURRELL ….Tampa resident and CEO of BMT Promotions   BY MONIQUE STAMPS Sentinel Feature Writer   As a culture, African Americans have not traditionally been huge fans of country music. In a lot of circles, the music seemed so intertwined with the old south and the good ‘old boys that most Black folks...

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COLE

COLE In the Spotlight this week is Cole, and there can be no one more deserving. Cole understands that the sky is the limit. Cole is full of energy, and is definitely going somewhere in life. This young lady is as confident as they come, and she definitely has a bit of mystery about her that...

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Woodberry Brandon-shooting

Early Morning Shooting Leaves Man Dead

            The shooting took place in the Woodberry Woods Apartments in Brandon early Sunday morning.   An incident at a local apartment complex began with an argument between the female resident and a visitor. It ended with the exchange of gunfire, a man injured, and another man dead. Now, officials are investigating to determine if...

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Tyree Holder - 2020

Tampa Native Joins Staff At University Of North Carolina

TYREE HOLDER …Defensive Graduate Assistant   Tyree Holder joined the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill football program as a Defensive Graduate Assistant in August, 2020. Holder came to Chapel Hill after playing professionally with the San Diego Fleet of the AAF in 2019 and the Los Angeles Wildcats of the XFL in 2020....

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High School Student Claims He Was Forced To Remove Black Lives Matter Mask In Order To Graduate

What should have been a day of celebration and glory turned out to be one of confusion and disappointment for high school graduate Dean Holmes. He says he was forced to take off his Black Lives Matter face mask in order to graduate. Holmes is a student at York Catholic High School in York, Pennsylvania  and put on the...

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Louisville Police Officers Walk Out Of Hearing Due To Questions About Breonna Taylor Case

The first scheduled hearing on the Louisville Metro Council’s investigation into Mayor Greg Fischer‘s administration and its handling of the protests after the killing of Breonna Taylor took place on Monday (August 3). The meeting was scheduled to last four hours, but was cut short after attorneys for the police refused to answer questions publicly. Louisville Metro Police...

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