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City To Host Community Meetings On Water Issues

MAYOR JANE CASTOR   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor   Beginning on Thursday (today), Mayor Jane Castor and the City of Tampa launched a new program. The program is referred to as P.I.P.E.S. (Progressive Infrastructure Plan to Ensure Sustainability). The next project will discuss the current state of the City’s water and wastewater infrastructure. Mayor…

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Church To Host A Family Friendly Community Fair

SUPT. CHARLES DAVIS   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor   Members of the community are invited to attend a free, family friendly community fair. The event will take place on Saturday, August 24th, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the College Hill Church Of God In Christ, corner of N. 30th Street and…

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Mayor Names Chairs, Members Of Affordable Housing Advisory Team

BISHOP THOMAS SCOTT   LEROY MOORE   YVETTE LEWIS PETE EDWARDS DARRELL ROBERTSON   Mayor Jane Castor recently announced the fourth of her five-part ‘Transforming Tampa’s Tomorrow’ transition advisory teams by naming the co-chairperson of her Affordable Housing Advisory Team. Those selected to serve as co-chairpersons are: Bemetra Simmons, Florida Managing Director of Mutual of Omaha Bank; Bishop…

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A Response From A Prison Abolitionist  From The Tampa BAY Collective

BY ERRDAISHA FLOYD   When I tell people that I am a prison abolitionist, their first response is usually, “What about the rapists and murderers?” Immediately, I think to the Marshall Project report that found that 58% of inmates who alleged they were raped in prison say correctional officers did it, and respond, “well we…

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Trump admin to allow longer detention of migrant families

Undocumented women and their children being released from ICE custody walk to a bus station in San Antonio to continue their journey. Washington -The Trump administration on Wednesday announced plans that could hold undocumented families detained together indefinitely, replacing the agreement that set a 20-day limit for holding children. The rule unveiled by acting Homeland Security…

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FAMU Ranked No.1 Public HBCU

Florida A&M University   College Consensus, a unique college ratings website that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews, has ranked FAMU the No. 1 Public HBCU (No. 6 overall) in their ranking of the best HBCUs for 2019.  Spelman College was ranked No. 1, followed by Howard University, Xavier University of Louisiana, Morehouse and Hampton. The College Consensus…

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State Rep, To Host Education Town Hall Meeting

FENTRICE DRISKELL State Representative   JANET CRUZ State Senator   TAMARA SHAMBURGER School Board Chairperson DAMARIS ALLEN PTA/PTSA President   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor               On Wednesday, a local State Representative will host a Public Educati9on Town Hall Meeting. The meeting will take place at Buchanan Middle School, 1001 W. Bearss…

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Bethune-Cookman University Welcomes New President

 Dr. E. LABRENT CHRITE …7th President of Bethune-Cookman University Dr. E. LaBrent Chrite started presidency July 1, 2019     DAYTONA BEACH — Dr.E. LaBrent Chrite became the seventh president of Bethune-Cookman University, following a national search. He took office effective July 1, 2019. Dr. Chrite stepped down as dean at the University of Denver’s Daniels College of…

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Do Americans Believe The Polls?

BY ROGER CALDWELL, NNPA Newswire Contributor   There are more than 20 Democratic candidates running for President of the United States, and if you listen to them talk, they all believe they can win the nomination. Everyone knows that most of these candidates know they can’t win, but they can raise money. No individual or agency can…

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