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Joseph Hatchett, Florida’s First Black Supreme Court Justice, Laid To Rest

            JUSTICE JOSEPH WOODROW HATCHETT   Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Joseph Woodrow Hatchett was laid to rest last Saturday, May 8, 2021, in Tallahassee. His body was viewed in the State’s Rotunda. Justice Hatchett died in Tallahassee on Friday, April 30, 2021. He was 88 years old, and Florida’s 65th Justice since statehood was…

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Tampa Sisters Are Bringing High Quality Cleaning To Tampa Bay

JENELLE GUZMAN … sister team breathes new life into the home cleaning field BY MONIQUE STAMPS Sentinel Staff Writer  In November 2019, Jenelle Guzman had a vision to start a cleaning services business. She enlisted her sister, Brittney to join her and started Well Polished Cleaning Services. A few months later, COVID-19 hit and sidelined…

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Baker Honors His Mother By Continuing Her Recipe

  Baker Anthony Lewis with a tray of the cupcakes.   Anthony Lewis honors his mother, Selina Elaine King, with Selina’s Red Velvet.   BY GWEN HAYES Sentinel Editor             Anthony Lewis began baking cakes to help his mother pay for her chemotherapy treatments.   A Tampa man is honoring his mother by continuing the…

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Straz Center Offers FREE Arts Legacy REMIX Performances

FRED JOHNSON …Artist-In-Residence and Community Engagement Specialist at The Straz   The Straz has resumed live, in-person Arts Legacy REMIX performances on the Riverwalk Stage, which will continue through May. Arts Legacy REMIX celebrates the many varied cultures and talented local artists who reside in the Tampa Bay area. Each performance focuses on a different…

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Police Investigate Fatal Early Morning Shooting

            The shooting took place in the 2400 block of E. Columbus Drive last Thursday morning.               Detectives with the Tampa Police Department are currently investigating a fatal shooting. The incident took place shortly before 2:30 a.m., on April 29th. According to police, officers responded to the location after receiving notification of a shooting….

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Tampa Chapter Of The Links, Inc. Establish Archival Repository At USF

Marsha Lewis-Brown and  Gloria Andrews. Lewis-Brown is the outgoing president of the Tampa Chapter.  Mrs. Andrews was presented a plaque of gratitude for being the first president of the Tampa Chapter  and her 55 years of service to the organization. BY MONIQUE STAMPS Sentinel Staff Writer     On Friday, April 23, 2021, the Tampa (FL)…

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Healthcare Staffing Service Owner Is Looking For New Hires

GOODHOPE OSUJI  … Owner of Melody Care and Services BY MONIQUE STAMPS Sentinel Staff Writer    Ms. Goodhope Osuji, an eastern Nigerian immigrant, is in pursuit of the American dream.   The owner and sole proprietor of Melody Care and Services, a staffing service for home care, nursing homes and hospital care, Osuji is looking…

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Kings Assistant Coach Lindsey Harding Named Head Coach Of South Sudan’s Women’s Team

COACH LINDSEY HARDING   Lindsey is the daughter of Tampa native, Lillian Andrews Ponquinette and Micheal Harding of Houston, TX. She is the granddaughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. W. W. (Billy and Nancy) Andrews.  The longtime WNBA player will try to make her mark on the international basketball scene.   A member of…

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National Black Child Development Institute Elects New President

TAMARA SHAMBURGER President DAPHNE FUDGE Vice President, Hillsborough County RICARDO DAVIS Vice President, Pinellas   Former Hillsborough County School Board member Tamara Shamburger has taken the lead as President of the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) Greater Tampa Bay affiliate. The focus is to help improve and advance the quality of life for Black…

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