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FAMU Alumna Named To Oscars Panel

STACI R. COLLINS JACKSON …Named To Oscars Panel     Florida A&M University (FAMU) alumna Staci R. Collins Jackson will be among those judging entrants for the Oscars. She was recently named as a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which includes the most successful film executives, filmmakers, and artists…

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Jaylen Jordan - Missing Teen

13-Year-Old Missing For More Than A Week

JAYLEN JORDAN …Missing since August 4, 2020   The father of a 13-year-old reported his son missing last week. He has not been seen since Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Darren Jordan says his son, Jaylen Jordan, was last seen wearing a gray Jordan sweat suit. A student at Village of Excellence, Mr. Jordan says his…

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Shad Burrell

Entertainment Company CEO Is Finding Success In All Genres, Including Country Music

RASHAD ‘SHAD’ BURRELL ….Tampa resident and CEO of BMT Promotions   BY MONIQUE STAMPS Sentinel Feature Writer   As a culture, African Americans have not traditionally been huge fans of country music. In a lot of circles, the music seemed so intertwined with the old south and the good ‘old boys that most Black folks…

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Woodberry Brandon-shooting

Early Morning Shooting Leaves Man Dead

            The shooting took place in the Woodberry Woods Apartments in Brandon early Sunday morning.   An incident at a local apartment complex began with an argument between the female resident and a visitor. It ended with the exchange of gunfire, a man injured, and another man dead. Now, officials are investigating to determine if…

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Tyree Holder - 2020

Tampa Native Joins Staff At University Of North Carolina

TYREE HOLDER …Defensive Graduate Assistant   Tyree Holder joined the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill football program as a Defensive Graduate Assistant in August, 2020. Holder came to Chapel Hill after playing professionally with the San Diego Fleet of the AAF in 2019 and the Los Angeles Wildcats of the XFL in 2020….

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Lori Manns - Author

Author’s Book Shares Lessons On Life, Love, Leadership

LORI A. MANNS DIVINE – BOOK COVER   BY GWEN HAYES Sentinel Editor     When Ms. Lori A. Manns released her book, Divine Downloads, Loriology: 33 Lessons On Life, Love, & Leadership, back in October, 2019, she had no idea that these uncertain times would come and she’d have a product that would be…

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Mackenzie Scott

Billionaire Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott Gives Estimated $160 Million To  HBCUs, Organizations

MACKENZIE SCOTT ….Philanthropist gives to HBCUs   Humanitarian MacKenzie Scott announced Tuesday (July 28) more than $1.7 billion in philanthropic giving to 116 institutions. An estimated $160 million of that giving is believed to have been given to several historically black institutions and two HBCU advocacy organizations. The Thurgood Marshall College Fund, United Negro College Fund, Hampton…

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Iesha Washington

Mom Celebrates Daughter’s Life 9 Years After Death

IESHA WASHINGTON 7/17/1993 — 7/30/2011   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor   Recently, surrounded by family, friends, and young adults, Ms. Vonetta Scott celebrated the life of her daughter, Iesha Washington. To honor the young woman, Ms. Scott spoke of Iesha and released balloons in recognition of her birthday on July 17th, and…

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Layla Bryant - Head Shot

Young Tennis Player Back In Tampa To Fine Tune Her Craft

LAYLA BRYANT LAYLA IN ACTION     Through uncertain times and continuous changes across the state and country, Layla Bryant continues to train to perfect her skill. As she looks forward to beating another obstacle in the COVID-19 Pandemic, Layla has taken to training at home in Tampa, to catapult her professional career in the…

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