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Prominent Tampa Attorney Dies Of Leukemia

Prominent Tampa Attorney Dies Of Leukemia

ATTORNEY BARRY COHEN August 3, 1939 – September 22, 2018   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor   On Sunday, a memorial service was held for a prominent Tampa attorney. Attorney Barry Cohen died Saturday at the age of 79. Attorney Cohen had battled leukemia for the last year. Attorney Cohen graduated from Plant High School. He…

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Deputy Kills Wife, Then Turns Gun On Himself

Deputy Kills Wife, Then Turns Gun On Himself

KIRK AND SAMANTHA KEITHLEY               A Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputy and his wife died late Sunday night. Police have attributed the deaths to a murder-suicide. According to police, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home in the 17000 block of Terrazzo Way, in Land O’Lakes. When deputies arrived, they discovered that Mrs….

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African American Greats Come To Life Again At Saunders Library

African American Greats Come To Life Again At Saunders Library

INDIA C. DAVISON   Each of these exceptional individuals struggled to overcome prejudice and racial barriers to excel in their chosen fields: space (Mae Jemison), music (Berry Gordy), business and philanthropy (Madam C. J. Walker), science and research (Dr. Charles Drew), invention (Garret Morgan), as well as using their talents to break color barriers and…

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Former University President Values Your Influence

Former University President Values Your Influence

BY FREDERICK S. HUMPHRIES, PhD President Emeritus of Florida A&M University & Tennessee State University Fred Humphries, The author of “Excellence with Caring” former FAMU President Frederick Humphries ushered in the Golden Years at FAMU elevating the HBCU as one of the top universities in the nation.  S. Senator Bill Nelson is a frequent visitor…

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Duke University To Induct Eight Into Athletics Hall Of Fame

Duke University To Induct Eight Into Athletics Hall Of Fame

LINDSEY HARDING …Has ties to Tampa                     DURHAM, N. C.– Duke University will enshrine eight new members into the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, September 21, 2018. The announcement was made by Vice President and Director of Athletics, Kevin White. Slated for induction are: Elton Brand (basketball), Katie Chrest Erbe (lacrosse), Candy Hannemann (golf), Lindsey Harding (basketball),…

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Popular Rapper Arrested At Airport On Gun Charge

Popular Rapper Arrested At Airport On Gun Charge

ALGERNOD WASHINGTON A.K.A. PLIES   A popular rapper was arrested Wednesday on a gun charge. The arrest took place at the Tampa International Airport. According to police, 42-year-old Algernod Lanier Washington, of Wesley Chapel, was going through security when a security agent observed what appeared to be a firearm inside his bag. The gun was discovered…

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Former State Rep. Says Passes Bar, Plans To Move On

Former State Rep. Says Passes Bar, Plans To Move On

ED NARAIN Prepares To Move On   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor               After graduating from high school, Ed Narain moved to Tampa to attend the University of South Florida. His goal was to become an attorney. Narain continued his education at St. Leo’s University, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. He…

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Town Hall Meetings Discuss Education Referendum

Town Hall Meetings Discuss Education Referendum

JEFF EAKINS Hillsborough County School Superintendent   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor   Last week, Hillsborough County Public School Superintendent Jeff Eakins began hosting a series of Town Hall Meetings. The purpose of the meetings is to provide information on the Education Referendum. The referendum will appear on the ballot in the General Election on…

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116th Church Anniversary: Event Is 'Changing Fashion Through The Love Of Christ One Stride At A Time’

116th Church Anniversary: Event Is ‘Changing Fashion Through The Love Of Christ One Stride At A Time’

FATRICIA BROOKS-CAMPBELL THERON (TJ) JAMES, JR.   BY GWEN HAYES Sentinel Editor   The New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Tampa, Florida, Inc., will be culminating the celebration of its 116thanniversary on Sunday, October 21, 2018, with one service at 10 a. m. – Unity Service. Reverend Larry L. Roundtree, II, is the Pastor. Those…

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