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Renovation Of Historic Jackson House Underway

MAYOR JANE CASTOR    The Jackson Boarding House, 851 E. Zack Street, opened its doors in 1901 to provide shelter for African Americans during the era of segregation. It remained operational until 2005.   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor               In 2013, in an article in the Sentinel about saving the Jackson…

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Charles Able

Tampa Man Enters Second Week Of Hunger Strike For Racial Justice

CHARLES M. ABLE ..60-Day Hunger Strike   A Tampa man enters the second week of a 60-day Hunger Strike for Racial Justice in efforts to make change in the African American Community. He wants to bring attention to the Passage of Reparation Remedy Bill-HR 40 and wants elected officials to place a ban on Choke…

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Gun Buy-Back #1

Sheriff Collects More Than 600 Firearms During Gun Buy-Back

    Chad Chronister, Hillsborough County Sheriff, is assisted by deputies during gun buy-back.     More than 600 firearms were collected during the four-hour gun buy-back event last Saturday.   Last Saturday, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office collected 681 handguns during their annual Gun Buy-Back event. The initiative was called the “Drive & Drop…

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Kanasia Johnson

Missing Woman, Newborn Located

KANASIA JOHNSON   The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has located a woman and her newborn infant daughter. They are both safe. According to police, Ms. Kanasia Johnson and her newborn daughter, Brinae Sherman, were last seen at St. Joseph’s Hospital last Thursday. Police said Ms. Johnson’s parental rights had been terminated and she had not…

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TAMEKA

TAMEKA This week’s Spotlight feature is the mysterious and lovely Tameka. This young lady is full of energy and always ready to give 100% when she’s doing what she loves best. Tameka enjoys having fun with her friends, and is not afraid to be out front and getting all the attention. This young lady is comfortable in almost…

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TOM BRADY

Brady’s Mistake-Prone Bucs Debut Shows Competent Football Isn’t As Easy As Patriots Make It Look

Tom Brady’s first interception was intended for Tampa Bay teammate Mike Evans. When Brady let it rip, he threw it to Marshon Lattimore, who plays for New Orleans. Brady thought Evans should keep going deep. Evans, correctly it turned out, thought the Saints’ coverage called for him to stop. So he did. “Mike read it…

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Kelley Parris and Doretha Edgecomb

Resource Center Named In Honor Of Retired Educator

            Ms. Kelley Parris, Executive Director of the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County, is shown with Mrs. Doretha Edgecomb, honoree.             Ms. Paula Scott, of the Children’s Board, Ms. Megan Dempsey, Children’s Board member, Mrs. Doretha Edgecomb, and Ms. Kelley Parris overlook construction plans for the new building.             This is the newly opened Doretha…

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Elaine L. Thompson - Black Scholars

Free College Readiness Workshop Helps Prepare Students

Ms. Elaine Thompson   BY GWEN HAYES Sentinel Editor   With the uncertain times that these United States of America are experiencing, Ms. Elaine Thompson of the Black Scholars Heading To College Program believes it’s still important to help students. “It is so critical to me that we get these kids some help.  And I…

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Godfrey Hotel

Police Search For Suspect In Hotel Shooting

            The Godfrey Hotel is the location where a shooting took place last Thursday. The victim was listed in critical condition.   Police are currently searching for a gunman involved in a fatal shooting. The shooting took place last Thursday at a local hotel. According to Tampa Police, the shooting took place around 12:39 a.m.,…

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