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Carolyn H. Kinsey

Retired RN Left A Legacy Of Memories

Carolyn H. Kinsey   Late in the afternoon of March 25, 2020, God reached down and plucked a beautiful rose from his earthly garden.  Carolyn H. Kinsey transitioned from this life and journeyed to her heavenly home after a short illness.  A native of Tampa and long-time Registered Nurse, she left heartprints in many medical…

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Rodney Howard-Browne

Pastor Arrested For Violation Of Separation Order Closes Church

PASTOR RODNEY HOWARD-BROWNE   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor               A               local pastor who was arrested after he deliberately defied the social distancing order, has decided to close the church. Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne, pastor of The River at Tampa Bay Church, held two services on Sunday after he had been warned by…

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Chanette Hicks

Norfolk State’s Hicks leads BOXTOROW Division I All-America Team; B-CU Coach Named ‘Coach Of Year’

CHANETTE HICKS …Division I National Player of the Year VANESSA BLAIR-LEWIS …’Coach of the Year’                     BOXTOROW is announcing the All-Americans of the 2020 Division I women’s basketball season. Norfolk State guard Chanette Hicks was named BOXTOROW Division I Women’s National Player of the Year. Hicks led the MEAC and was 12th in Division…

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City Of Tampa Black History Committee, Inc. Extends Deadline For Scholarship Applicants

REGINA LOCK-DEPASS City of Tampa Black History Committee, Inc. Scholarship Chairperson   Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic across the world and the disruptions it has caused, the deadline for submitting the applications has been extended to Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Annually, the City of Tampa Black History Committee, Inc., known in the local community as COTBHC,…

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Margie Bellware

Nurse Shares Story Of Devastating Prostate Cancer That Took Brother’s Life

MARGIE BELLWARE   (My goal is to make sure men are aware of how devastating Prostate Cancer can be)                     Thank you for allowing me to share this story with you.                   As a nurse and public servant, I feel it is my civic duty and responsibility to share a personal story that has…

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River Church

Church Defies Separation Order To Stop Spread Of Virus

The River At Tampa Bay Church   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor   While most churches are adhering to the social distancing order, one mega church leader has chosen to defy it. Currently, the attorneys representing the church are in contact with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to resolve the…

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Girls Summit - 700 Attended

700 Attend ‘You Deserve To Be Loved’ Girls Summit

            Dr. Jeffery Johnson states that 700 girls and their parents, 6th-12th grades, Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties, attended the 2020 “You Deserve To Be Loved” Regional Summit Girl Talk. The event was held on March 6th at the Dale Mabry Campus of Hillsborough Community College. Special guests were: Nikki Capeheart, Atty. Joy White, Cousin Junior,…

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Talance Callins

Family Asks For Help To Solve Murder Of 18-Year-Old Man

TALANCE CALLINS   The family of an 18-year-old killed last week is asking the public for help in solving the murder. The young man died after police responded to an accident and found him suffering from a gunshot wound. Police had responded to the 2700 block of E. 18th Avenue, in reference to shots being…

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Tent City

City Partners With Community Partners To Offer Shelter To The Homeless

TENTS FOR HOMELESS The City of Tampa has partnered with Catholic Charities and several community partners to help homeless individuals get off the streets during the COVID-19 pandemic. While City of Tampa residents are staying safely at home as much as possible, homeless individuals in the community were facing scarce resources and limited space in…

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