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Sunni Bell

Funeral Planned For 4-Year-Old Murder Victim

SUNI BELL … To be laid to rest   Funeral services for a 4-year-old girl killed in a shooting on August 22nd has been planned. Funeral services for little Suni Bellwill take place on Saturday, September 4th, 1 p.m., at the Center For Manifestation, 3102 E. Lake Avenue. On the night of Sunday, August 22nd,…

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Bennie Gilley

Tampa Patriarch To Celebrate His 101st Birthday

BENNIE GILLEY   On Sunday, September 5th, a Tampa patriarch will celebrate his special birthday. Mr. Bennie Gilley, who was born in 1920, will turn 101. Mr. Gilley has outlived all four of his siblings. He is also one of the last surviving veterans who served in World War II. Like many other families, the…

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Sunni Bell

Police Seek Help In Murder Of 4-Year-Old

SUNNI BELL … Killed while riding in a vehicle Sunday night             The vehicle the victims were riding in struck a pole after gunshots that killed the child were fired.     This is the vehicle the suspects were traveling in when Sunni Bell was killed. ASST. CHIEF RUBEN DELGADO   BY IRIS B. HOLTON…

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Officer Delvin White

Tampa Officer Fired Over Racial Slurs Reinstated

OFFICER DEVIN WHITE   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor     In March of this year, a Tampa P0lice officer was terminated for the use of a racial slur. On Monday, the City’s Civil Service Board voted 3-0, with two members absent) to reinstate Officer Devin White immediately. In reference to his reinstatement,…

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Derrick Johnson

NAACP To Host Annual Freedom Fund Dinner

DERRICK JOHNSON NAACP NATIONAL PRESIDENT AND CEO Keynote Speaker   YVETTE LEWIS President Hillsborough County Branch NAACP ATTORNEY ARTHENIA JOYNER CO-CHAIR, FREEDOM FUND DINNER   ATTORNEY DELANO STEWART CO-CHAIR, FREEDOM FUND DINNER     BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor               On Friday, October 15th the Hillsborough County Branch NAACP will hold its…

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Iesha Washington

Forgiving Is Not Easy For Mom Of Slain Teenager

IESHA WASHINGTON               Members of the family celebrating the life of Ms. Iesha Washington are from left to right: Ishia Washington, Kenya Williams, Ms. Vannetta Scott, and Darrell Hernandez.   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor     The summer is a bitter—sweet time for Ms. Vannetta Scott and her family. One of…

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CHRIS V. REY J.D.

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Elects 36th International President

CHRIS V. REY, J.D. Newly Elected 36th International President Of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.   BY ROD CARTER Director of Publicity Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.   WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former Spring Lake North Carolina Mayor Chris V. Rey, J.D., a native of St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands, was elected the 36th International…

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MS Sharon Andrews 8-13-21

Noted Psychiatrist Lends Talents To Saint Leo University

Dr. Sharon Andrews Gray   BY MONIQUE STAMPS Sentinel Staff Writer Dr. Sharon Andrews Gray has been named to the Saint Leo University Board of Trustees. The Tampa native is the daughter of the late Dr. William ‘Billy’ and Nancy Andrews. Dr. Andrews Gray at- tended local schools and graduated with a BS degree from…

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Mayor Jane Castor

Residents Invited To Take Part In Virtual Town Hall Meetings

MAYOR JANE CASTOR   ORLANDO GUDES City Council Chairman, District 5 Representative   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor                 Next Tuesday, Mayor Jane Castor will kick off a series of Virtual Town Hall Meetings. The Town Hall meetings will give residents the opportunity to learn what is planned for their respective…

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