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DSI Black Pages Celebrates Its 26th Annual Entrepreneur Showcase And Reception

Sherryl Jennings Cusseaux   DSI Black Pages gears up for its Annual 26th Entrepreneurs Showcase and Networking Reception with business supporters on Thursday, November 14, 2019, 6 P. M. at THAP’S 5508 Event Center, 5508 N. 50th Street, Tampa, FL 33610. This year’s theme is “Supporting Black-owned Businesses = Striving Communities.” This event will provide…

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Gerard Murray

Bridges Over Troubled Waters Board Announces Scholarship Recipients

GERARD MURRAY   CHARLES HAMMOND, III     For the fourth consecutive year, the Bridges Over Troubled Waters Board is proud to announce its annual scholarship recipients.  The 2019 Al Dixon Scholarship first-place award, in the amount of $1,000.00, was presented to Gerard Murray.  The second-place award of $500.00 was presented to Charles Hammond, III….

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Atty. W. George Allen

First African American To Graduate From University Of Florida Law School Passes

ATTY. W. GEORGE ALLEN    George Allen, the first African American to graduate from the Law School at the University of Florida, in 1962, passed away last Thursday, Nov. 7th in Ft. Lauderdale, his family said. He was 83 years old. Atty. Allen was at the forefront of the civil rights movement, including playing a…

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Rev. Dr. C. P. Epps 11-12-19

‘A Celebration Of Love’ Honoring

REVEREND DR. C. P. EPPS …‘A Celebration Of Love’               “For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward His name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.” Hebrews 6:10               “A Celebration of Love” is being held for Dr….

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Judge Costello

Historic Appointment Of New Judge Comes As No Surprise To Those Who Know Her

Judge Jessica Costello …was the first Black woman appointed to the bench in 20 years. BY KENYA WOODARD Sentinel Feature Writer Jessica Costello didn’t fully understand that she was a judge until just moments before overseeing her first case. “I remember I was just outside the door,” she said. “I took a deep breath, said…

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K. Lynee - The Voice

Bay Area Singer Is Among Top Contestants On ‘The Voice’

KHALEA LYNEE   KENYA WOODARD Sentinel Feature Writer   It’s one thing to get crooner John Legend to listen to you sing. But getting him to sing to you? Perhaps only a handful of people can claim that and you can count St. Petersburg native Khalea Lynee among them. The silky-voice songtress is a contestant…

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Julene Robinson

New Charter School To Open In 2021

JULENE ROBINSON …Executive Director of IDEA Tampa Bay   BY KENYA WOODARD Sentinel Feature Writer A new charter school company that’s coming to Tampa will have two campuses when it opens for the 2021-2022 school year. Each campus of the Texas-based IDEA Public Schools will feature a K-2 academy and grade 6 to start, with…

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Fred Hearns Jacket Museum

Civil Rights Exhibit In St. Pete

C. Fred Hearns is standing in front of his Middleton High School Jacket that he wore prior to graduating from Middleton in 1966.               A genuine Ku Klux Klan outfit with hood.   The Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg is celebrating African American achievements and triumphs during the Civil Rights era of the…

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Vince Evans

Black Millennial Dubbed Southern Political Director For Biden

VINCE EVANS    Evans has the qualities needed to manage the chaotic world of campaigns: the ability to mobilize, reverse course and take corrective action quickly.   BY JERI YONDER   PHILADELPHIA. PA.—When Vince Evans entered the world of politics he was a teenager starting a week long stint as a page in the Florida…

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