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Celebrating Dr. King’s Weekend

Elice Saffold / Saxophonist Bernard (BK) Jackson               Last weekend two of Tampa’s young professionals had an opportunity to spend some time together, catching up on the latest happenings.             Renowned recording artist, Saxophonist Bernard (BK) Jackson, who was also a member with Prince band, performed at Tampa’s Black Heritage Festival. He and Brittany Elice Saffold are Blake High, Class…

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East Tampa Woman Is Contestant In ‘Miss Florida USA’ Pageant

ALEXIS GREEN   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Recently, a young East Tampa woman learned that she had been selected as a contestant for the “Miss Florida USA” Pageant. The pageant will be held in the fall. Ms. Alexis Green will be representing the city as Miss East Tampa USA. “I am participating…

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Tampa Student On Dean’s List At Duke University

KELYCE B. ALLEN   DURHAM, NC — Kelyce B. Allen was named to the dean’s list or the Dean’s List with distinction at Duke University for the fall 2019 semester. She is among 1,916 students who achieved the honor. Kelyce attended Tampa’s Trinity School for Children and Williams Middle Magnet School. She is the proud…

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Tampa Woman Explores Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

MEGAN ATKISON   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor               During the first year of life, infants face a variety of diseases that could result in their deaths. Most of these illnesses or diseases can be prevented if detected in time. However, one illness that results in the deaths of infants every year…

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Speaker At Heritage Leadership Luncheon Focused On Restoration Of Rights And Voting

DESMOND MEADE ….President of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition And one of America’s  100 most influential people named by TIME magazine in 2019   BY KENYA WOODARD Sentinel Feature Writer                   The passage in 2018 of the State of Florida’s Amendment 4 – which restored the right to vote for the formerly incarcerated – was…

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Tampa Duo’s Connection Moves Them Up In 2020

ROBYN JONES LORENZO CARSWELL     Robyn Jones and Lorenzo Carswell, who were childhood friends in the Tampa Bay area, have built a great partnership in the entertainment industry.   Ms. Jones and Mr. Carswell have been successful in several film projects that have won film festival awards. One day they hope to come together with…

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Lakeland’s 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast

            From left to right are: Shandale Terrell, member of Saint Luke Ministers, Inc., Lakeland; Eddie Lake, Pastor of New Bethel AME Church, Lakeland; and H. B. Holmes, Jr., Pastor of Rhema Word of Faith International Lakeland, guest speaker, at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Prayer Breakfast in Lakeland.     The 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King,…

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Education Rally Rocks Capitol

    Legislature Makes Pay Raises A Priority FEA President Fedrick Ingram and the Reverend Al Sharpton joined by union leaders, march to the Capitol in the “Take On Tallahassee” Rally.             More than 15,000 Floridians attended the rally demanding pay raises for public school teachers and support staff.               Standing on the steps…

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New School Superintendent To Be Chosen From Final 3

Addison Davis Peter Licata Don Haddad …finalists for job   By Kenya Woodard Hillsborough County School Board members ended a lengthy day of interviews on last Thursday with the pool of 8 candidates for Superintendent of Hillsborough County School District being narrowed down to three. After hours of listening to the candidates’ visions for the…

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