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TAMPA’S BUFFALO SOLDIERS PRESENT HARLEM NIGHTS GALA

 

TAMPA’S BUFFALO SOLDIERS PRESENT HARLEM NIGHTS GALA

  

       Remembering the movie ‘Harlem Nights,’ the Tampa Buffalo Soldiers wanted to enjoy some of the same fun they had in the movie. They donned outfits from those times and headed to Centro Asturiano de Tampa Event Venue for an evening of music, dancing and conversation. Seated, left to right: Renee Minnefield-Black, Claudia Mathews, President Patricia Mosley, Maria Reed, Antionette Stokes, and Latrenia Bryant. Back row, left to right: Frank Bell, Jr., Sean Arter, Derrick Dixie, Arnold Mathews, Christopher Bailey, Bernard Reed, Marchant Stokes, Dennis Reddick and Letitia Williams. (Photograph by BRUNSON)

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TAMPA (FL) CHAPTER OF THE LINKS, INC. HOLD ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY

TAMPA (FL) CHAPTER OF THE LINKS, INC. HOLD ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY

  

       On December 3, 2023, the Tampa (FL) Chapter of the Links, Inc., hosted their annual Christmas Party at the Hilton Tampa Downtown. Seated left to right are Renee Lee, ESQ., Marsha Lewis Brown, Sonjia Little, Bren McKenzie, President Judge Julie Sneed, Demoris Rhodes, Janice Carter-Collier, and Phyllis Lee. Standing are Yolanda Amos, Christmas Party Co-Chair Ekecia Grayson, ESQ., Diana Allen-Quin, Dr. Sharon Andrews Gray, Patsy Greene, Priscilla Howard, Dr. Annazette Housten, Paula Sheehy Snow, Dr. Lori  Taylor, Judge Barbara Twine-Thomas, Liz York Cohen, Kristina James, Beverley Hartsfield, Elita McMillon, Carla Wills, Marlena McClure, Jean Gordon, Kim Price, Gloria Lewis, Mary Dance, Christmas Party Co-Chair Dr. Marketa Wills, Sandra Farragut Hemphill, Dr. Chamain Moss-Torres, Gloria Williams, Tanzee Miller, and Kia Blythe. (Photograph by Douglas Black Photography)

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Front Page - Fred

BLACK HISTORY CURATOR FRED HEARNS CELEBRATES 75thBIRTHDAY

 BLACK HISTORY CURATOR FRED HEARNS CELEBRATES 75thBIRTHDAY

 

       Charles F. (Fred) Hearns celebrated his 75th birthday with family and friends at Ybor City’s Al’s Finger Lickin’ Soul Food Restaurant. Hearns turned 75 on November 28th. Joining Hearns in this photo are his 4 children and 5 grandchildren. Seated left to right are: Cassandra Franklin Hearns, honoree Fred Hearns, special friend, Gloria Shellman, and Charles F. (Ricky) Hearns, Jr. Standing, left to right: Charaneka Johnson, Markell Westbrooks, Kiaus Collins, Marianna Westbrooks, Marcel Hearns, Mia Hearns and Alex Hearns. (Photograph by BRUNSON)

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Front Page - Short Course

RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY FOR SHORT COURSE AT ROGERS PARK

 RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY FOR SHORT COURSE AT ROGERS PARK

 

       The new Short Course at Rogers Park Golf Course was dedicated during a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Monday, October 30, 2023. Among those who participated in cutting the ribbon were, from left: Kennie Sims, Professional Golf Association (PGA) representative, former Golf Pro at Rogers Park; Matt Mitchell of the YMCA; Eric Hart, Tampa Sports Authority; Gary Koch, Chair, First Tee Tampa Bay; Tampa Mayor Jane Castor; Ian Baxter, Executive Director, First Tee, Tampa Bay; Lionel Ballard, First Tee Volunteer; and Mark Woodard, Chair, Tampa Sports Authority. (Photograph by Frederick Harris)

 

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MS Spelman Gala

Spelman Alumna Association Holds 2nd Annual Scholarship Gala

  

The Tampa Hotel Riverwalk was the backdrop for the 2nd Annual Spelman Gala. The Tampa Chapter of NAASC hosted a beautiful evening honoring dynamic Black Educators and raising money for scholarships. NAASC members, standing are Ro Mussadiq, Dr. Sharon Andrews Gray, Monique Stamps, Paige Anderson, Patricia Bradford, Esq., Kimberly Griffie Jackson, Esq., Twila Ambers, Kayla Vickers, Dr. Bianca Crudup, Dr. Mendee Ligon, Dr. Joi Lucas, and Diana Allen-Quin. Seated are Avia Goddard, Dr. Valerie Cherry, Andrea N. Thompson, President, Ebonee Hawkins, Valerie Catchings, and Sonia Coleman.

(Photograph by BRUNSON)

 

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Front Pasge - Wedding

LUSIA PUERTO AND MICHAEL CUTTS EXCHANGE VOWS

 

       Congratulations to Luisa Puerto and Michael Cutts, who exchanged marriage vows on Saturday, October 21, 2023, along the banks of Mango Lake in the sprawling backyard, at the home of her parents, William “Pancake” and Shirley Puerto. They celebrated with over 150 family members and friends, traveling from St. Louis, New York, Atlanta and Dallas, just to name a few. The bride was escorted by her two brothers, Jesus and Robert Puerto. The bridal party consisted of their children and grandchildren, Mia Wales, Kalin Wales, Erica Cutts, Korey Douglas, Micah Brown, and Carlito Arnold. The couple will reside in Tampa.

  (Photograph by BRUNSON)

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23rd ANNUAL DERRICK BROOKS GOLF CLASSIC HELD 

 

23rd ANNUAL DERRICK BROOKS GOLF CLASSIC HELD 

       The 23rd Annual Derrick Brooks Celebrity Golf Classic 2-day event was held earlier this month. The Pairing Party was held at the Bryan Glazer Family Jewish Community Center on October 1, 2023, followed by the golf tournament Monday at the Old Memorial Golf Club. Sports celebrities from across the country were in town for the event.  Shown with Brooks, center, are from left: Vince Coleman, Marcus Allen, Charles Oakley and William Floyd.  (Photograph by BRUNSON)

 

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Front Page - 100 Bl;ack Women

NATIONAL COALITION OF 100 BLACK WOMEN TAMPA CHAPTER WELCOMES NEW OFFICERS, NEW MEMBERS

NATIONAL COALITION OF 100 BLACK WOMEN TAMPA CHAPTER WELCOMES NEW OFFICERS, NEW MEMBERS

 

       The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Tampa Bay Area Chapter welcomed its 2023 new members and 2023-2025 new officers. The new officers are: Dr. Adrianne Wilson, President; Kelly Jones, Vice President; Faith Burriss, Treasurer; Deborah Thomas, Financial Secretary; Shakita Stewart, Secretary; and Antonia Barber, Nominating Chair. The new members are: Geanita Everett, Kimie Grayes, Nikki Pardo, Sandra Wilkerson, Lillian Phelps, Telesia Chaney, April Sailor, Carmen Harris, Dana Stannard, Nasia Clark Williams, Brandi Boyer and Sunny Royal. (Photograph by BRUNSON)

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Front Page - Launch Party

RADIO STATION LAUNCH PARTY HELD IN ST. PETE 

RADIO STATION LAUNCH PARTY HELD IN ST. PETE 

       Radio Station, “101.5 The Vibe” held its Launch Party Tuesday evening in St. Petersburg. Several Tampa residents attended the event. Shown from left, Garrett Sheffield, Pastor Carl Jenkins and his wife, Dr. Tara Rawls Jenkins, Mrs. Deleon Sheffield and her husband, baseball great, Gary Sheffield. (Photograph by Tonya M. Lewis)

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