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Construction To Begin On N. 34th Street

BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor   Beginning on Monday, March 2nd, road closures will take place on N. 34th Street. The portions of N. 34th  Street that will be affected are between E. Columbus Drive and E. Hillsborough Avenue. Several streets in this area will be closed due to the construction. A City…

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Activist Recalls Sit-Ins 60 Years Later

CLARENCE FORT Civil Rights Activist   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor   On February 1, 1960, four African American students at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical College made history. The young men kicked off a national non-violent movement by sitting down at the lunch counter in F. W. Woolworth. Police were called, but…

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Other Ramification Of The Rosewood Massacre —The Stolen Property

            White mob killed the residents and burned the all-Black town to the ground.               What’s left of Rosewood, that is now Cedar Key is a marker.   BY KENYA WOODARD Sentinel Feature Writer                   On New Year’s Day 1923, in the all-white town of Sumner, Fla., a neighbor of a white woman named…

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Traveling Civil Rights Exhibit At Sulphur Springs Museum Documents Florida Movement

  Sulphur Springs museum vice president, Norma Robinson standing in front of ‘Civil Rights in the Sunshine State’ panel at the museum exhibit. BY KENYA WOODARD Sentinel Feature Writer                    Many events of the Civil Rights Movement are well-documented: the March on Washington, the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Freedom Rides.                   But while those…

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Board Approves Contract For New Superintendent

            Members of the Hillsborough County School Board are shown with new School Superintendent Addison Davis as he signs his $310,000 contract.   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor   The new Hillsborough County Superintendent of Schools was chosen on Tuesday. Addison Davis signed his new contract for $310,000 per year. Board members unanimously…

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Mayor Makes Key Appointments For Transforming Tampa’s Tomorrow

OCEA WYNN   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor   Mayor Jane Castor was elected last April. And, since that time, she has made numerous changes in city government. Last Wednesday, Mayor Castor announced key staff appointments designed to support her vision for transforming Tampa’s tomorrow. Since taking office, Mayor Castor has worked with…

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Popular Couple Retires From Tampa Police Department

RETIRED CAPTAIN MICHAEL AND MAJOR YVETTE FLYNN     BY MONIQUE STAMPS Sentinel Feature Writer                     The City of Tampa and the Tampa Police Department lost two great assets recently when Major Yvette Flynn and Captain Michael Flynn retired.                   The Flynns were close allies and friends of the neighborhoods in District 3, which…

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Tampa Native Wins Award At Sundance Film Festival

KARYNROSE BRUYNING             (L-R) Khalid Livingston, Kristin Konke, Terrance Daye (director/producer), KarynRose Bruyning, and Jordan E. Cooper attend the 2020 Sundance Film Festival – Shorts Program 5 at Temple Theater on January 26, 2020 in Park City, Utah.                   A Tampa native was among those recognized last week in Park City, Utah, where the 2020…

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8th Annual Pre-Valentine’s Day Gala Planned

MRS. TONYA LEWIS Founder of event   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor     For the last consecutive 7 years, grandmothers in the Tampa Bay Area have been treated to a special Pre-Valentine’s Day Gala. And each year, the founder, Ms. Tonya Lewis has watched the number of attendees grow. And this year…

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