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St. Peter Claver Celebrates 125th Anniversary

MAYOR EDWARD JOHNSON   Historic St. Peter Claver Catholic Church and School began celebration of its 125th anniversary in September, 2018.  The celebration will culminate with a formal Black and White Ball on Saturday, February 23, 2019, 6 p. m. – 11 p. m., at the Tampa Marriott Westshore, 1001 N. Westshore Boulevard, Tampa. In…

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Rocky Lockridge

Boxer Rocky Lockridge Dead At 60

Former boxing champ Rocky Lockridge, most recently known for breaking down on an episode of Intervention, passed away last Thursday from complications from a previous stroke. He was 60-years-old. Lockridge fought back in the 80s where he won multiple matches – one of them including his infamous fight with Roger Mayweather in 1984 and again…

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School District Hosts Annual Black History Celebration Held At State Fair

MINERVA SPANNER-MORROW   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor   For the fourth consecutive year, the Hillsborough County School District will be a participant in the 2019 Florida State Fair. The district will host two areas in the Florida Center. One display includes exhibits representing 14 schools. The exhibits are in keeping with the…

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Library Hosts Art Exhibit Featuring Local Artist

LADALE LLOYD Local Artist      “Mandy Hadnot” from the “Unstolen Dignity”Series      “Mr. Josh Tarbutton” from the“Unstolen Dignity”Series       BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor   As part of the Black History Celebration a local library is hosting an art exhibit. The exhibit will feature the works of local arts….

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Leesa Askew

The American Association of University Women -Tampa Hosting Luncheon

  Presenting Nationally Known Motivational Speaker, Leesa Askew The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Tampa is hosting its annual fundraiser luncheon at Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club (5811 Tampa Palms Blvd., Tampa, Florida, 33647) on Saturday February, 23rdfrom 11 a. m.-2 p. m. The keynote speaker, Leesa Askew, is dynamic and captivating. Her…

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Wendell B. Featured On ‘Lovers And Friends’ Post Valentine’s Concert

WENDELL B.   A post serenade Valentine treat awaits fans of  The Boss, Wendell B., on Saturday, February 16th at the “Lovers & Friends Post Valentine Concert,” being held in Lakeland, Florida’s Polk Theatre. Wendell B.,  Southern Soul artist whose voice is relatively silky smooth, emerged during the early ’90s with the single “Yu Want…

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Man Dies In Wrong Way Accident

Vehicles involved in wrong-way fatal accident   A 39-year-old Spring Hill man died Sunday. He was involved in an accident with a wrong way driver. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident happened shortly before 2 a.m., on State Road 589, north of County Line Road in Hernando County.             Rhiddari D. McKenzie was…

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Retired City Architect Is Speaker For 31st Black History Celebration

JAMES JACKSON, AIA …Keynote Speaker   BY GWEN HAYES Sentinel Editor   The City of Tampa Black History Committee will have its 31stAnnual Black History Celebration on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. The 11 a.  m. event is free and open to the public. It will be held at the Tampa Convention Center, 333 S. Franklin…

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Florida's Got The Blues

Sulphur Springs Museum Presents Series On ‘Florida’s Got The Blues’

FLORIDA’S GOT THE BLUES FLORIDA’S GOT THE BLUES     The Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center kicked off its “Florida’s Got the Blues” series on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The Grand Opening event was about Walker Smith and Nitro. Many notable blues artists had roots in Florida and are featured in an engaging exhibit…

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