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Tampa Native To Graduate From West Point

CADET BRANDON JOHNSON   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor   On Saturday, June 13th, the U. S. Academy at West Point held its graduation. The ceremony was held at the academy in West Point, NY. One of the young adults graduating is Tampa native, Cadet Brandon Johnson. While at West Point, Cadet Johnson…

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Gwen Williams

Educator Says ‘Farewell’ After 38 Years

MRS. GWENDOLYN D. FIELDS-WILLIAMS   BY GWEN HAYES Sentinel Editor               Mrs. Gwendolyn D. Fields-Williams has said “farewell to a profession that I’ve absolutely enjoyed for the past 38 years.” She has been a Business and Career Technology Education Teacher in the School District of Hillsborough County. Becoming a teacher was childhood dream that…

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Maurice Jackson

Renowned Musician Dies After Illness

MAURICE JAMES JACKSON 2/11/1953 — 6/28/2020 BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor A renowned musician died on Sunday at the Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Maurice James Jackson was 67-years-old. His sister, Mrs. Mary Ivory, said Jackson lost his 4-year battle with con- gestive heart failure. He had been hospitalized several times because of the…

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Mayor Jane Castor

‘Art On The Block’ Murals Inspire Community Unity

MAYOR JANE CASTOR             This mural is located at the intersection of E. 21st Avenue and N. 15th Street. (Photo courtesy of the City of Tampa)               Last Saturday, Mayor Jane Castor hosted the unveiling of colorful murals in the community. They are located at five different locations within the city. Ms. Ashley Bauman,…

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NAACP And Law Enforcement

NAACP, ACLU And Law Enforcement Leaders Unveil Plan Adopted For Better Police Policy

            Law enforcement leaders, NAACP and ACLU reps at press conference.     The list of 5 top concerns for policy changes.                   The President of the Hillsborough County Branch NAACP, a member of the ACLU and chiefs of police throughout the county and the sheriff held a press conference in the parking lot of…

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Delta Sigma Theta honoring Grads

$36,000 In Scholarships Awarded By Tampa Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. In A Virtual Success Story

Delta Sigma Theta Honoring Grads   With the current pandemic affecting the way we live, work, and serve our community, the Ladies of the Tampa Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., in collaboration with D.E.L.T.A., Inc., persevered to circumvent all of the negative implications of the pandemic to award scholarships to deserving high…

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Orlando Gudes

District 5 Elected Officials Test Positive For Coronavirus

CITY COUNCILMAN ORLANDO GUDES   SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER TAMARA SHAMBURGER   Two elected officials that represent the Black Community have tested positive for the coronavirus. Tampa City Council member Orlando Gudes and School Board member Tamara Shamburger have both been diagnosed with the virus. Their cases were announced in a release by the Hillsborough County…

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Woman In Stolen Car Upset With Treatment By Police

JONESHIA WILKERSON TAMPA POLICE OFFICER   A 23-year-old woman stopped by police is upset because the officer pulled his service revolver. The incident took place last Thursday.             Ms. Joneshia Wilkerson was driving a Nissan Altima when it was pulled over by Tampa Police. The vehicle had been reported stolen by Hertz Rental Car Company….

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JUNETEENTH BOARD

Miss Juneteenth Pageant Slated For June 19th

Board members, left to right are: Atty. Paul Rebein, VP; Superintendent C. U. Sutton, Delphine Jones, Pres. Pastor P. Tucker-Johnson, Norma Pierce, Sec., and Jessie Quinn; not pictured, Susan Sutton.   In spite of the set back with the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Tampa Bay Juneteenth Coalition Board is still pressing forward with Celebrations. The Annual…

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