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Horace Drew

‘8th Annual Bikes For Christmas’ Event Planned

HORACE DREW President, Rays Of Hope Outreach   This year, the Rays of Hope Outreach will host its “8th Annual Bikes for Christmas” event.  The bicycles will be given to families with children between the ages of ages 7-17. The registration began on Friday, November 19th and will end on December 5th. Parents must register…

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Dr. Barry Gordon

State Sets Rules For Caregivers Of Medical Marijuana Patients

BARRY GORDON     Editor’s note: This commentary is provided by the Medical Marijuana Education and Research Initiative (MMERI) of Florida A&M University.   If you were the caregiver of an elderly parent in Florida, you would be able to pick up prescription drugs and administer them to your mother or father as ordered by…

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MS Melissa Hayes Auntie Soulfood

Soul Food Restauranteur  Will Host Community Thanksgiving Dinner

   MELISSA HAYES …Owner of Auntie’s Soul Food And More     BY MONIQUE STAMPS Sentinel Staff Writer     Melissa Hayes, owner of Auntie’s Soul Food and More, is opening her restaurant to the community for Thanksgiving on Sunday, November 21, 2021.    This is the fifth year Hayes has opened her doors to the…

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MS Fred Johnson Straz African Diaspora 11-19-21

Cultural Exploration Of The African Diaspora Event To Be Held On Riverwalk Stage

FRED JOHNSON … Noted Jazz Great and Artistic Director For Straz African Diaspora Event BY MONIQUE STAMPS Sentinel Staff Writer      The Straz Center’s 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 theme.     The first of these…

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MS Gwen Myers Redistricting 11-19-21

Fight For Redistricting Plans Ends With Narrow Margin Of Victory For Kemp

County Commissioner Gwen Myers   BY MONIQUE STAMPS Sentinel Staff Writer      By the narrowest of margins, the Hillsborough County Commission adopted  new district boundaries. At the November 16, 2021, BOCC meeting, the board voted 4 – 3 for the redistricting map drawn by BOCC Chairman Pat Kemp.      Commissioner Gwen Myers, the lone African…

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Businessman Gets Patent For Invention For Athletes

Businessman Gets Patent For Invention For Athletes Latilia Jones, Atty. Michael Colitz, and Anthony Jones … holding the patent for Rally Hed.   The Rally Hed is a cooling, protective head piece that protects the head and neck of the wearer.     Anthony Jones  is a Tampa businessman looking to grow his business in a…

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Major Calvin Johnson - 2021

Gun Violence Is Higher Than Ever; Group Continues To Find Solutions

District 3 Major Calvin Johnson   BY MONIQUE STAMPS Sentinel Staff Writer        In September, Community Law Enforcement Workshops and Services (CLEWS) hosted a gun violence retreat where experts, law enforcement, school officials, and community leaders met to discuss how to fight gun violence. At the conclusion of the meeting, a list of suggestions and…

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MS MBE Workshop Offers Practical Advice 11-12-21

Minority Business Owners Attend County Workshop

BY MONIQUE STAMPS Sentinel Staff Writer   Minority businesses often fight twice as hard against institutional roadblocks .       On Thursday, November 4, 2021, many minority business owners attended  a Hillsborough County staff-held workshop titled, Doing Business with Hillsborough County, which provided information and assistance for minority businesses wishing to participate in the program.    …

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Tyrone Johnson

Jury Selection Begins In Double Murder Trial

TYRONE TERELL JOHNSON … Charged in double murder STEPHANIE WILLIS AND SON, RICKY   Last week, more than 100 prospective jurors gathered for a double murder trial. The state is seeking the death penalty for the man accused of killing his girlfriend and her son. At the end of the trial, the chosen jurors will…

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