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. Celebrating Taf1?pa Bay Area >"-. ..... : ... --:.-. ;' SEE PAGE 2-A f VOL S6 NO. 64 FRIDAY, APRIL 1' 2011 52 PAGES 75 -' Small Business Incentive Program Launched SEE PAGE 3-A Graduate Returns To Perform With Jazz Ensemble SEE PAGE 12-A Fatal Home Invasion Suspect Arrested SEE PAGE 22-A MEMBERS OF WHITE FAMILY ATTEND RIBBON CUTTING OF MOSES WHITE ESTATES The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the newly built Moses White Estates was held on Friday, March 25, 2011. The new development replaces the former Moses White Estates that was demolished in 1999. Family mem. bers of Tampa businessman and philanthropist, the late Moses White, attended the ribbon cutting in large numbers. Seated on the front row, Allison White, Joyce White, Gerald White, Sr., White King, Amanda Anthony and Alton White, Sr. Standing, Bridgid White, Jenelle Ross, Shana Johnson, Robyn White Gordon, Andre R. White, Andre Moses White, Raquel White, Alton W hite, Jr. and Chester White, Jr. (Photo by Lomax Mcintyre)


E features N Oath Of OHice Ceremonv Fridav The Oath of Office Cere-13 -16. mony for Mayor-elect Bob Buckhorn and Tampa City C Council Members-elect will a: be held today Friday, April 1 LL 2011, at 2 p m. at the Tampa a: a.. <( Immediately following the ceremony, Tampa City Council will hold their first organizational meeting in Room 10 at the Convention c a: u. c z <( c CJ) w :::1 1-> a: w > w c w :I: CJ) ::i m :::1 a. z i= w :::1 m w z i= z w CJ) <( c a: 0 u. Convention Center Rooms Center. Bank Bailout Turns A Prolit NEW YORK-Don't look now, but the bank bailout is starting to turn a profit. The Treasury Department announced Wednesday that the money it gave to banks dur ing the financial crisis has been paid back, and then some. The bank bailout -part of the Troubled Asset Relief Program-is now $6 biiiion in the black, a profit that might ulti mately rise to $20 billion, ac cording to the Treasury. ScholarshiP APPlication Deadline Correction The City of Tampa Black History Committee will be awarding $1,000 non-renew able scholarships, the Janett S. Martin Scholarship and the Presidential Scholarship Award in May and invites high school seniors to apply. The essay topic for the Janett S. Martin Scholarship is "African-American Firsts." The essay topic for the Presi dential Scholarship Award is Five Qualities That Makes A Great Leader." All scholarship applica tions, essays and attachments must be received no later than Friday, April 15, 2011, 5P m. All correspondence should be sent to : City of Tampa Black History Committee Inc., c/o Celeste Gibbons-Peo ples, Scholarship Chairperson, 306 E. Jackson St., 2nd Floor East Wing, Tampa, FL 33602. To learn more about the scholarships and their criteria, please contact Celeste Gibbons-Peoples at (813) 274-8834 or Celeste.GibbonsPeoples@tam pagov.net. Scholarship awardees will be recognized on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 5:30p.m. at Old City Hall in the City Council Chambers. Frank Crum is chairper son of the City ofTampa Black History Committee, Inc. WORKERS' COMPENSATION CIVIL SERVICE I UNION GRIEVANCE BANKRUPTCY -Chapter 7 ($500 Plus Costs) DEBT PROBLEMS GETTING YOU DISTRESSED? HOUSE IN FORECLOSURE, WAGES BEING GARNISHED? WE MAY BE ABLE TO HELP BANKRUPTCY : CHAPTER 7 & '3 ASSET PROTECTION PAYMENT NEGOTIATION PROBATE &WILLS GUARDIANSHIP SOCIAL SECURITY IMMIGRATION PERSONAL INJURY FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION FOR BANKRUPTCY REASONABLE RATES & PAYMENT PLAN Attorney law 109 N Am:tenia AvenU4! Tampa, FL 33609 (813) 254-8717 Th4 h l r l"t of lawyer f a an I mporta n t dcl lon that houlct not be bued aole l y upon ldva r u .. menta Before au ask ue to .. nd ou FREE wr i Hen about our uallflcallona end n rlenut CALL RICKY'' ''ASK RICKY'' AUTO ACCIDENT HELPLINE: Injured? Need a Doctor? Lawyer? CALL RICKY Or Email: callrickywilliams@gmail.com Available 24 H FREE Consultation RICKY E. WILLIAMS Bodv 01 Missing Man Found In River Estella Acree said she and her middle son, Christopher Harrington, had a very spe cial relationship. Since he was born with Downs Syndrome, Harrington spent all of his time with his mother and sib lings. Ms. Acree is President of the Rainbow Heights Neigh borhood Association. On Tuesday, Harrington was riding in the backseat of his caregiver's car when the driver stopped to pick kumquats from a tree. When the caregiver re turned to the car, Harrington was missing. He searched the area without any luck, then called 9-1-1. Police searched for Harrington and reported finding his sandal near South River Boulevard Wednesday morn ing. His body was discovered a half-hour later in the Hillsbor ough River He was 38 years old. Ms. Acree said she wasn't surprised that he wound up in the water. "He really loved splashing around in the water. When I got the news he was missing, I CHRISTOPHER HARRINGTON hoped everything would turn out okay, but I remembered when I'd take him to the beach, he'd start taking his off to get into the water. That's why I wasn't surprised that's where they found him." Ms. Acree said Chris loved music and virtually any thing that made noise. "He really loved game shows, being around people, and in church when the music started playing and the singing started, he'd start moving and really enjoyed that. "I remember when he'd be in the car with me and we'd be traveling down Hillsborough Avenue. He'd see the Burger King sign, and make a sound like he was putting on brakes. He'd start hollering, and made sure I didn't miss it That was his favorite eating place, but he mostly ate vegetables." Ms. Acree said Chris would sneak food out of the re frigerator when he was sure no one was looking. Harrington had two brothers, one older and one younger. His younger brother, Robert, said he got a caH on Tuesday that Chris was miss ing, and immediately got into a car and drove from Georgia to be with the family. "I had just flown in from Iraq Monday, and got the news the next day." Ms. Acree said she will truly miss Chris. "It s really hard now, and he brought so much joy into my life. I'd take pictures of some of the things he'd do, and I'll miss him lying across my lap watch ing television Ms. Acree has contacted Harmon's Funeral Home to help the family with arrange ments for a service Police Request Restrictions For Murder Suspect BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Earlier this month, the Tampa Police Department re quested that an inmate's tele phone and visitations privileges be restricted. The reason for the request was safety concerns discovered. According to Ms. Laura McElroy, spokesperson for the Tampa Police Department, the Tampa Police Department requested that Dontae Morris, 25, not have telephone rights or visitation. Ms. McElroy said, "We did this to protect the safety of witnesses in the case. This is an ongoing investigation and I can't go into details about what happened to cause us to take this action." Denied bond since his ar rest, Morris has been incar cerated for 271 days. He is facing five first-degree murder charges, 3 counts of fe.on in possession of a firearm, 2 counts of armed robbery, and 1 count of escape while trans porting Morris is charged with the deaths of Derek Anderson, May 18; Rodney Jones, May 31; Harold Wright, June 8; Tampa Police Officer David Curtis, and Tampa Police OfficerJeffKocab, June 29. After a traffic stop, Tampa Police Officers Jeffrey Kocab and David Curtis DONTAE MORRIS were shot and killed. Officer Curtis had stopped a vehicle being driven by Ms. Cortnee Brantley because the license plate was not visible. Ms. Brantley puiied over on the side of N. soth Street, between 23rd Avenue and 26th Avenue, shortly after 2 a.m. and both occupants identified themselves to the officer. Morris allegedly fired the fatal shots, striking both officers as they attempted to arrest him on an active warrant. Ms. Brantley fled in the vehicle and Morris fled on foot. He surrendered after police launched a massive, na tionwide manhunt Privileges Taken Before His privileges were taken earlier during the month, but Ms. McElroy said the Tampa Police had nothing to do with it, and that incident must have ANDRE WATKINS resulted from some infraction at the jail. During that incident, jail records showthat 54:..year-old Andre Watkins is said to have contacted Morris' grand mother on his behalf. During the conversation, Watkins toid the grandmother that Morris would not be able to yill because he had gotten into a little trouble. Watkins, who has been held for 411 days without bond, was arrested on February 13, 2010. He is facing 1 count of first-degree murder, three counts of attempted first-de_ gree murder, armed crujacking, armed burglary, kidnapping, and violation of probation. LastFeQruary,Watkinsis aHeged to have gone on a shooting spre e that left a 19.year-old woman dead. Several incidents, btciuding attempted murder, kidnapping, and armed burglary, were reported before Watkins was taken into custody.


Features Woman Killed In Pedestrian Accident FLORA DEAN SMITH On Wednesday, St. Petersburg Police reported that a woman had been killed in a pedestrian accident at 19th Avenue, South and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Street South Accordin g to the report a vehicle driven b y Stacy Wilson, 39, was traveling south on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Street, South. A pedestrian, Flora Dean Smith, 40, stepped off the curb and began walking across the street, stepping into the path of Wilson's vehicle Wilson struck Smith with the front of her car, and Smith was transported to Bayfront Medical Center in critical condition. Wilson was not injured. Later that evening, hospital officials reported that Smith had died from injuries sustained in the accident. Popular Writer Completes New Stage Plav BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel Staff Writer Carlos Davis has been busy. He said he's never been o ne to rest on past accomplishments. Davis, who had the leading role in ''Somebodies" that appeared on BET, and has also appeared in at least five stage and theater productions, has put the finishing touches on his new stage play, "Holding On To What You Never Had." Davis, who considers himself a professional actor, singer and :writer, said it took him a month to complete the stageplay. ':It is very detailed and deals with some real issues. I came up with the idea just looking at everyday life and The new stage play will be released April 30th, and Davis said he hopes everyone who sees it will walk away with a way of thinking when it comes to relationships. "This play will also shed some light on the proper way to deal with domestic violence issues. I've always felt trying to maintain relationships that are over is a criti cal' issue, and needs to be addressed I hope this play at least touches on some of the factors cause people to Support The Florida Sentinel Advertisers react violently when relationships sometimes just don't workout." Davis said he will enjoy another opportunity to work with local promoter, Too Smooth, and looks forward to stepping out on the stage and giving the people the show of their lives 25 Years Of Service Feed Our Children Ministries, Inc. P.O. Box 200415 Tampa, A. 33687 (813) 784-11Tl1 F9eci(UChillhn.org PASTOR MOSES BROWN Countv launches Incentive Program For Small Businesses BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Th e Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners has launched a program that will help provide employment for approximately 200 new jobs. The program is aimed at employers with less than 10 employees. Commissioner Les Miller, Jr., said, "This is a jump start for job creation. The county is offering up to $soo,ooo to help with salaries for three months. This will give the employer a chance to do more and he or she may be able to keep that person on staff." LES MILLER, JR. Hillsborough County Commissioner MICHAEL HADLEY ... Owner of Sable One Investigations, Sable One Security Hadley said the application to apply for the program is simple. The company business information is needed. The County can then approve :!! c }< )> "tt ::0 r-..... 1\) 0 ..... ..... The Incentive Program for Small Business Reimbursement Program is designed to promote job creation by offering to reimburse so% of an employee's salary for 3 months. The individuals must also be hired in a full-time capacity for three months. Both the employer and employee must be residents of Hillsborough County. Tampa business owner Michael Hadley, owner of Sable One Investigations and Sable One Security, said he was approved for the program on Wednesday. the business for up to $3,900 per month for 3 employees for 0 3 months. :!! Hadley said the funding Potential business owners wishing to take advantage of the program must attend a 4-hour business workshop or counseling sessions and meet other requirements. They cannot have more than 10 employees already on staff can be used to offset other en "This program is paramount. It is nothing like anything I have seen before The County has finally stepped up and is making some great progress." operating expenses that small businesses incur. Anyone interested in obtaining more information can contact the Small Minority Business Development Office at (813) 914-4028. AUTO FREE Professional Service News Alert: The Florida Law States That You \ i r ) fttirsona Support and Help from the beginning to the end. 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Local Charmenes Prepare a. For 30th Annual Junior c fE Debutante Coronation Members of the Hillsbor ough County Chapter of The Charmettes, Inc. are busy preparing for their 30th an nual Junior Debutante Coro nation which will be held Sunday, April 17, 2011 at St. John's Christian Life Center, 2504 E. Chipco Ave. The event begins at 4 p. m. The public is invited. The Charmettes have chosen the "Miss Junior Debu tante" contest as a vehicle to introduce young girls between the ages of 10'-15 years old into society. Boys and girls be tween the ages of 6-10 years old will also take part in the > coronation as Page Boys and Flower Girls. The contestants it will participate in a charm LL clinic and etiquette workshop, C as well as attending other outings. The contest will serve as a means of getting the children involved in some wholesome competition, an opportunity to meet and make new lifelong friends, enhance their social skills and them aware of the beauty and strengths within each of them. A portion of the funds raised will be donated to the organization's national project, the Cancer Research Center at Howard University, Washing ton, D. The presentation of the funds will be made during the organization's 56th Na tional Convention, May 19-22, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Charmette Delores Williams, Chairman, Charmette Ruby French, Co-Chairman, and Charmette Dr. Margaret A. Fisher, Chapter President. c en w ::) 1-> a: w > w c w ::I: en ::i m ::) a. Police OHicer Credited With Saving Woman From Sinkhole A Plant City police officer is credited with saving a 47year-old woman who fell into a sinkhole. The sinkhole opened in her backyard on Monday morning. z j:: w ..J ..J ::) m According to Plant City Police, Ms. Carla Chapman was in her backyard at uj 3410 Berry Blossom Lane, z when the ground caved in i= under her. The opening ffi measured approximately two en feet wide and several feet < deep. Ms. Chapman had her 0 cellular telephone with her, ..J called her husband and then LL 9-1-1. Officer William Os-manski was the first officer to arrive on the scene and mediately called for assis tance. He reached into the hole and grabbed Ms. Chapman by the wrists. Officer Osmanski held on to Ms. Chapman until help arrived to keep her from slipping further into the opening. The Plant City Fire Rescue Squad arrived and helped the officer pull Ms. Chapman to safety. Officer Osmanski and Ms. Chapman were transported to South Florida Bap tist Hospital, where they were treated and later released. Officer Osmanski suf fered from exhaustion. nitylosuranceTampa.com 8 .. CONNIE HILL KEN ANTHONY Senator Receives Servant leadershiP Award TALLAHASSEE In recognition of her legislative advocacy, Senator Arthenia Joyner, (D-Tampa) received The Honorable Carrie P. Meek Servant Leadership Award, presented by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The award was presented at the Honorable Carrie P. Meek Servant Leadership Social Action Breakfast, Mond;:ty, March 20, 2011, held during the 1t11 Annual Delta Days at the Capi_ to I. This award is given to members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in recognition of their contributions to local, state, and federal government endeavors by serving as elected officials. Senator Joyner was se lected to receive the award beSENATORARTHENIA JOYNER cause of her steadfast commit ment, vision and hard work to effect policy that strengthens, invigorates and builds up com.,munities in the district she serves. Senator Joyner has a sound reputation for her fearless advotacy on behalf of her constituents. Most recently, she joined in bipartisan legal action in sup port of the separation of Florida's coequal branches of government by filing suit agairist Governor Rick Scott due to his .refusal to accept federal funding for Florida's high-speed rail. This was an economic stim ulus project of vital importance to the economy in the Tampa Bay area. Senator Arthenia L. Joyner was elected in 2006 to represent District 18 'in the Florida Senate. Senate District 18 includes portions of Hills. borough, Manatee and Pinellas Counties. Two Retired Educators Named As Kente Award Recipients _BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor On Tuesday, April 51 \ at 6 p m., the University of South Florida will host its 2011 Kente Awards Ceremony at the USF Gibbons Alumni Center Tradi tions Hall. During the cere mony, it will honor two retired employees and present them with the Kente Awards for outstanding contributions to education. The two recipients of the prestigious award were chosen because their contributions to education reflected that of the late Dr. Ike Tribble, a pio neer in higher education, arts, and culture. Dr. Tribble was the first African Amelican to be named Chairman of the Tampa Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Tribble led the Florida Education Fund for 17 years. During his tenure, he is credited with helping thou sands of young Aflican Ameri can students through the foundation. He died in 2003 at the age of 62. Dr. Thelma D. Benton retired as the Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs for Academic Support and Achievement. During her ca reer, she served as Admissions Officer, Assistant Admissions Director, Academic Services Director and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies. Dr. Benton was also in strumental in providing op portunities for diverse and talented students to enroll and succeed at the university. DR. THELMA D. BENTON ... Retired USF Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs She is a member and past president of the local chapters of the Albany State College Alumni Association, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Dr. Benton is also the scholarship coordinator at her church, New Mount Zion Mis sionary Baptist Church. Troy Collier retired as the Associate Dean of Students at the University of South Florida. His tenure at the school spanned more than 34 years and he served in a vari ety of positions. He served at the forefront of efforts to recruit minority staff and students during the university's reorganizational period. Collier played a key role in the establishment of the Black Student Union, the Black Pan-Hellenic Council, the USF Gospel Choir, the Black Engineers, Black Stu dents in Business, the Black Student Leadership Organiza tion, and many other_ initia-TROY COLLIER ... Retired USF Associate Dean of Students tives. In addition to the Kente Awards, the University of South Florida presents the ,Dr. Israel "Ike" Tribble, Jr., Endowed Scholarship to a deserving student The schol arship was created to assist outstanding, disadvantaged, or minority students who have proven themselves academi. cally ;but lack the financial resources to attend the University of South Florida. Ms. Jasmine is the current recipient of the Tribble Endowment Scholarship. She is a senior, majoring in psychology and pre-medical sciences with minors in Span ish Language and Latino Stud ies. Knight is the treas urer of the Black StUdent Asso ciation and Vice of the Pre-Medical Club. Her future plans are to PIJISUe a doc.:. torate in Physical Tlie rapy at the USF School of Medicine.


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Opinions expressed on edit9rial pages of this newspaper by Columnists or Guest Writers, do not necessarily reflect the editorial stance of The Florida Sentinel Bulletin cir the Publisher I A Black Man As Commander-In-Chief I F rom the first week he took office, observers and detractors incessantly asked what kind of man would President Barack Obama be, if he ever had to lead America into a military conflict. Now they know. Forget the fact that President Barack Obama's first official focus as America;s newest Commander-in-Chief was a military response to an African nation. Remember that Libya currently supplies none of America's petroleum needs. America's first Black president assessed the Libyan situa9on and, with information provided him, directed American forces to go on the offensive, thereby averting the deaths of thousands of innocent Libyan men, women and children. We are sorry that President Obama had to let loose the dogs of war. We would rather he had been able to arrive at a more peaceful solution, in keeping with his Nobel Peace Prize. However, we must note that Obama's quick thinking will go down in history as a far cry from the one-year deliberation of his predecessor to come to the aid Bosnians, or not to come to the aid of slaughtered Sudanese, or Rwandans, at all. For his sharpness of decision and for his tough-minded humanitarianism, we congratulate President Barack Obama. For, not only is he becoming a great Black president, but by his handling of Libya, he has shown that he does have the makings of one of the most capable presidents in American history. I Gov. Rick And His Tallahassee Buddies I Most certainly, continuous finger-pointing at an affably-oblivious Governor Rick Scott would not only be too easy, but it would be too incorrect; For, if the truth be told, Governor Rick Scott is not up in Tallahassee raising hell all by himself. He has friends. Take, for instance, Florida's growth management protections and the 1985 law that guaranteed citizens and conserv_ationists could not be pushed around by big-time developers. Thanks to Rick and friends, sources say we can bend over and kiss all of that good-bye. Ask a native son and Tampa land use lawyer Ron Weaver about the situation, and watch him smile as he explains "Citizens are just as empowered as they used to be." Then be clears his throat and growls, "They're just going to have to pick important state issues rather than nit-picking." Harrumpb! So, that's what it is "nit-picking!" That term in itself doesn't seem to be so ridiculous until one realizes that the8e days, most every objection to the shenanigans going on in Tallahassee is met by an accusation of"nit-picking!" Well, if nit-picking is what seems to be pounding Conservative Tea-Party Republican war then perhaps, the entire State Capitol must be on fire with nit-picking. And in the midst of all the nit-picking is our favorite nit-. picker, Governor "Let' em Eat Cake" Rick Scott, whose favorite Steven Erkle explanation, "Did I do that?" becomes more macabre with the realization that Florida seems to have two Tallahassees: The one we read about in the paper.s and the one who runs the state and makes his friends lots of money. E very since last Novem ber's election swept a wave of Republicans into office they have been on a rampage to destroy the needy, deprive senior citizens, destroying public education, crucifying unions and teach ers and killing jobs all while making the rich richer. For years, Black people walked around with a fist full of food stamps and not voting, using the excuse that they don't get involved in politics. I wonder if they realize that food stamps themselves are politics. If not, they may be about to find that out. Some governors and public led legislatures are talking about suspending food stamps for workers who go on strike. I believe that effort to be the prelude to Republicans get ting rid of food stamps completely. Generally food stamps, wel fare checks, Section 8 housing and Medicaid are packaged together. For those who re ceive any of the benefits, you had better keep a watchful eye on your governor and your Republican dominated legis lature. Before the 2012 elections, we could be without food stamps, Section 8, welfare checks, Medicare and many government provided social services. The first step in this direc tion could be the all important food stamps. I ask you Black folks, with all of this looming on the hori zon, when will you get in volved in politics? What will it take to turn us into voters who turn out to vote in large num bers for every election? It matters who gets elected to repre sent you. The wrong candidate in office can cause our race to pay a crippling price for at least four or five years. I ask you, are you concenied at all about your child's education? If you are, you have proba bly heard the common expres sion that education is expensive. In Florida there is a move to cut FTE funding per child the next school term. Is that a time to get political? But back to food stamps. lJ 0 }< > "tt lJ r-..... We seem to associate with these necessary evils really well. I want to remind you once again, food stamps could be next to go by way of the 0 budget axe. We need to keep :!! up with the news on a daily basis. Every day laws that af-en feet you and your family are in !2 the news. ::! z m r-m c: r rm ::! z Governor Scon And Ponv Training "tJ c: m c C/) :::J: m 0 ot..her day, while trying heroically to finish my store-bought cheeseburger, I was overcome by a conversation several ta bles away from me, which in volved a young woman who was enthusiastically explain"ing to her friend (who was also attempting to finish her lunch) about the woman's younger sister, who had called her up and complained about her daughter's refusing to stay seated on her pretty little potty. As the woman's friend slurped down what appeared to be final forkfuls of spaghetti and meatballs, her friend with closed eyes and mouth wide, left out no detail about the woman's sister's little girl and the problems she was having as she learned how to regulate her bowels. And it was at that moment, I thought about Rick Scott and the fun he }llUSt be having, up in Tallahassee. No doubt, this man, Rick Scott, had taken personal rudeness to a new Snoop Dogg political level. Take, for instance, when he went before the entire State Black Caucus and insulted every one of them by saying, "I used to live in the ghetto, just like you guys," or something similar to that, he said. Then he turned around and lectured minorities and anybody else who would listen on the do's and do!l'ts of polit ical cronyism, assuring every one that his basis for favoritism had nothing in the world to do with one s cultural uniqueness or the color of one's skin! (But did I leave out the color of one's money?) But what is it about Rick Scott that we find so irre sistibly obnoxious? Is it the fact he reminds us of a used car salesman who stuck us years ago, for a BMW that never ran? Or is it the fact he reminds us of obscenely ob noxious people who have done things, and continue to do things that, by wheedling de grees, drive us stark-raving nuts? Take, for instance, people who don't mind clearing their nasal passages repeatedly over the dinner table people who don't mind sneezing or blowing their noses in the kitchen people who've been caught several times picking their noses over the popcorn, or making all sorts of weird, insufferable noises while other people are trying to watch the 6 o'clock news in the same room. All of the above situations are signals that the perpetra tors don't give a rat's puh-tudy about anyone else or anything else but themselves. And such considerations bring us back to our good ol' Gubermitor Perhaps, you have a guber nator in your house ... some body who does and says things that are no doubt, dis gusting even to Dr. Phil. .which might make most peo m < m lJ < -f c: m C/) 0 ple think, "He (she) really be lieves he or she is on this plane t all by himself or her self!" (Know what I mean?) Well, you should most cer-. tainly know what I mean since o you either married him or her, ?( gave birth to him or her, or decided to fall in love with him or her without doing a background check before you committed your Tom:-fool self ?< > z C to a life of Purgatory. And what if you voted for the rascal? No! Here's another thought: WHAT IF YOU DIDN'T VOTE AT ALL? Yahaaaaaah!! Wouldn't you currently feel like a smacked Independent? And so, I watched the young ladies as they finished their lunch, and packed up to return to work The woman was still yapping about her niece's potty habits. I noticed, however, that one of the women had begun to tum a sickly green. Maybe, some thing she ate didri.'t agree with her. And for some strange rea son, guess who I thought about?


Letter -ro The E:ditar Thev Hate What Thev love c a: u. One of the saddest things I continue to witness on a weekly basis is the sight of a steadily increasing number of young Black males com ing into the prison system Instead of walking onto col lege campuses, these 18, 19, 20 and 21-year-olds seem more inclined to choose paths that only allow enrollment into schools of hard knocks. And it doesn't seem to matter what examples are placed before them or how many laws come into effect that make it easier for courts to incarcerate them for longer terms, they all appear to be determined to travel C this road regardless of the consequences. I imagine it's a result of the, "it can't hapC pen to me," mentality thfl.t m permeates through their ::J minds even though the 2 million plus individuals ffi already imprisoned have > strongly proven that it can. For that reason I've decidw ed that maybe it's time to let this well-beaten horse final:::i ly rest...:in-peace. If living a continuous life of crime and D.. punishment gives them the motivation to wake up every lu day, then they're more than welcome to have the bunk ffi I've been pressing the past nine years. But before I retire from my position as a caution sign" to the masses; I do have one more piece of advice for those who willingly choose committing crimes as an official occupation .... Embrace the hate. Everything you're doiQg will eventually lead you to where I sit today. And in order for you to live com fortably on this side of the wall without being affected by the environment, you have to learn how to despise everything you left behind. That means enveloping yourself within so much hatred, that anything outside of your immediate con fines is of little concern. In here, hate becomes your companion, nourishment and best friend. It is what sustains you during the day and what allows you to sleep at night. Mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, wives children, sex, sunsets, sunrises, good food, freedom, beaches, parks, parties, should become objects of your abhorrence. But loathing them shouldn't be that much of a stretch After all, the fact that you chose to pursue a lifestyle that you knew could separate you from what yo'Q cherished the most means that you probably weren' t that fond of those things in the first place. Conversely, the other part of the paradox requires that you begin a love affair with your new environment. keeping a mirror wax shine on your cell floor in an effort to earn a pat on the head from the warden will become your life's mission. Claiming institutional televisions as your own will become second habit. And even though you're being held in a cage against your will, you'll still think enough of the place to get a job that allows you to main tain its upkeep. Without you realizing it, the inside will have replaced the outside as the true object of your affection. And even after your release, you'll find yourself longing to return, just so you can once again feel the warmth of the surroundings you grew to love. Think it sounds crazy? I do, too. But, what other rea son could be used to explain why people, who know what to expect down this road, work so hard to get here while even more can't wait to come back? Anyone wanting to contact Clarence Barr can reach him at: Clarence Barr, II; 43110-018; Bennettsville F.C.I.; P. 0. Box 52020; Bennettsville, SC 29512; or by email at clarence.barr798@gmail .com. On Ice is by the Florida Sentinel Bulletin Publishing Company. Because Thev Can In one of those classic "what were they thinking?" Tallahassee moments, Republican Governor Rick Scott and his fellow Republican Cabinet members earlier this month abruptly decided to reverse the ability of non-violent exfelons to automatically regain their civil rights, stomping their boots and high heels on exfelons one last time. For reasons still murky, the governor, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Agricultural Commissioner Adam Putnam, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and their supporter-in-chief Harrell Reid, president of the Florida Sheriffs Association proclaimed that making ex-felons wait an additional five years after completing their sentences and paying restitution would determine if they had indeed become lawabiding citizens, and therefore allowed to attempt to regain such rights as voting and gainful employment. Rational observers might assume this sudden add-on punishment was due to some unforeseen glitch in the process: were Florida residents incarcerated as felons for such crimes as, interfering with a commercial radio transmission or writing a bad check to the state Department of Revenue too frequently returning to a life of crime after getting their rights automatically restored? Or was there something more insidious at work, a stealth agenda stacking the deck one year out from a presidential election seen as a prize target -in a state solidly in ultra conservative Republican control? Make no mistake. The drive to offer automatic restoration of rights to certain offenders came with strict restrictions. I know, because I participated in the efforts to reinstate them. The eligible felony offenses were limited to non-violent crimes. People convicted of murder, kidnapping, or sexual assault were excluded from the automatic restoration process. In 2007, then-Governor Charlie Crist finally brought Florida into line with more than 20 other states that had eased the restoration process. The quietly hatched and sudden reversal pushed us back to the 2oth century 'joining Kentucky and Virginia in requiring waiting periods before beginning the petition process. The rule change in 2007 gave the ability to register and vote to more than 100,000 exfelons in a red state that helped sweep Barack Obama into office one year later. According to some reports, those who aided that victory were the new voters with restored rights, many of them Democraticallyleaning African Americans. The Republicans are not about to risk that again. Asked about his pick of 5 years as a waiting period before non-violent ex-offenders can even apply to have their rights restored, Governor Scott answered: iSeemed reasonable." In the disconnect between Tallahassee ivory towers and middle America, Florida style, ireasonablei is rarely a motive in deciding the fate of those the governor pays deference to and those helplessly stuck under his thumb. If the Republicans so fear a second Obama presidency that they would deny the voting rights of those who have atoned, it's not bec.ause of anything "reasonable." 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You are welcome to come out and rejoice with us f or a life changing rev i val. Speaker Prophetess Levon Williams from Orlando Florida Divine: ReY,elation Women s Ministry ... "':.'' ./ ... April1, 2 & 3 t201lWiiilay Saturday 7:30 P.M. Sunday 11 A.M. Will be held at CE COMMUNITY OUTREACH Christopher R. Evans, Sr., Pastor. Chestnut St. Tampa, FL 33607 Evans and Prophetess Gail Bethel Come and be blessed sundav Mornings :00 A.M. :30 A.M. ITMP RadiO /115011 Featuring Local Recording Artists Local Nominees Being Accepted For 151 Florida Civil Rights Hall Of Fame The Florida Commission on Human Relations (Com mission) is accepting nomi nations for the first nominations for the Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame. The legislation was signed into law last year. The dead line to submit a nominee is April15, 2011. The judges will be looking for individuals who have made significant contribu tions and provided leader ship toward Florida's progress and achievements in human and civil rights. "We are so pleased that the Commission has been ap pointed to implement the state's first ever Civil Rights Hall of Fame. This program will honor leaders and advo cates who have tirelessly worked to protect the rights of various populations throughout Florida. It is ex tremely important to honor the trailblazers who came be fore us and use their heroic stories as a way to educate and empower our next gener ation," Derick Daniel, Commission Executive Di rector said. Contributions rriade by the individuals being nomi nated can include commu nity empowerment, legislative advocacy, grass roots organizing, coalition building, authored publica tions, organizational leader ship, private and governmental entity diversity efforts and multicultural ed ucational initiatives in any area of human and civil rights or related areas. The Florida Commission on Human Relations, estab lished in 1969, is the state agency charged with admin istering the Florida Civil Rights Act Fair Housing Act. Fair treatment, equal ac cess and mutual respect are the benchmarks of the Com mission's commitment. Through education and partnerships, the Commis sion works to prevent dis crimination and costly litigation through teaching best business practices and fostering miderstanding amongst Floridians. For more information about the submission process, visit the website at http://fchr.state.fl.us or on Face book. To view the rules, criteria, nomination form and other relevant information visit http: 1/fchr.state.fl.us/outreach/florida civil rights h all of fame. Hillsborough Countv Health Department Celebrates-75 Years OIService The Hillsborough County Health Department will host its 75th Anniversary Celebration and open house for the community at the downtown location, 1105 E. Kenriedy Blvd., Tampa, 33605, Monday, April 4th from 5 to 7 p. m. This event is free and open to the pub lic. The birth of the Florida Department of Health in 1889 and subsequently the Hillsborough County Health Department in 1936 had its beginnings right here in Hillsborough County, with a crusade led by Dr. John Perry Wall, MD. Today, the Hillsborough County Health Department has multiple clinic locations throughout the county pro viding services that touch every resident throughout their lifetime. The evening's entertainment is being provided by a local high school jazz en semble. Additionally, there will be light refreshments available. Dr. Doug Holt, M.D., is Director of the Hillsborough County Health Department. Calvary Cross-Road To Glory (Pentecostal Church), Inc. "Stand On Sound Doctrine" ELDER GARY L WilliAMS/ Pastor SISTER JENNIE WILLIAMS alkiT Out Men Of Integrity Walking in Excellence Act 3:6 But Peter said, Silver and gold (money) I do not have; but what I do have, that I give to you: in [the use of] the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth,. lk! WELL PAVILION EMPOWERMENT CENTER MEN OF DESTINY 2ND ANNUAL MEN' S CONFERENCE DATE: APRIL 6-10,2011 7:30. NIGHTLY LOCATION: 3304 SANCHEZ .ST., TAMPA, FL FOR MORE INFO CONTACT: MIN. JED WILLIAMS 215-626-6t52 ELDER MICHAEL REAVES 813-900-3162 \


National Council Of Negro Women Preparing For Luncheon :::c urday, April 2, 2011, 10 a m. 1 M e mb e rs o f th e Tampa S e ction of the Nati o n a l Council of N e gro Women are prep a ring for their annua l fundraiser luncheon, which will also celebrat e its 75th Anniversary. The theme of the anniver sary year is "Women United: Activate the Legacy." Nla Inspirations resents .... Th e lunch e on will b e held on Saturda y Ma y 7, 2011, 11 a.m. -2 p. m. at the Rusty Pel ican on North Rock y Pointe Dr. The featured keynote speaker will be Dr. Gwendolyn W. Stephenson; Ph.D. President Emeritus of Hillsborough Community A FAMILY EMPOWERMENT MUSICAL "Old School & New School" Friday, ApriJ 8, 2011 FeaturlngTampa s own nationally recognlud reco r ding artist Cepeda Mckay & No Limits The Gospel Warriors Dr. Bevelyn Jones The MTI Praise Team & Host, Comedian Steffon Vann Bring you entire family -from generation to generation. There's something for everybody! Friday, April 8th @Spm PROMPTLY-Doors open at 7:30 @ 34th Street Church of God 3000 34th Street Tampa, FL 33605 Entrance Fee ONLY $5 Donation at Door Sponsored by Nia Inspirations WW'oo.J!iainspiratiQ11S..,QQ.ffi For the MTIFOC EMPOWERMENT CONFERENCE April5111 -101h visit www .drdavidjones.net HOLY! HOLY! HOLY! LORD GOD ALMIGHTY! He That Bel i eveth In The Son Hath Everlasting Life, And He That Believeth Not In The Son Shall Not See Life, But The Wrath Of God Sha l l Abi deth On Him. God Is Angry With The Wicked. SAVE OUR CHILDREN IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST We Have The Greatest Black Historical Museum In Tampa; Florida And It I s Open To The Public With Res ervations. Please Call At Any Time. We Are Going To Worship, Praise Arid Glor i fy Our Holy Father And Lift Up The Name Of Jesus Chr i st And We W ill Also Be Visiting The White House To Try To Meet With Our President. We Also Will Be Visiting Historical Sites In Washington, DC; Maryland And Vir ginia. We Are Going To Be Leaving At Midnight On July 3, 2011 And Returning July 9, 2011. Costs Will Be esti mated At $500. We Are Ask i ng For Donations For Our Cause And To Help With The Trip For The Children And Those Who Are Unable To Come Up With The Total Costs. Please Send Donations By Check Or Money Order Made Out To The Church Listed Below. You Will ReA t-Shirt With Our Motto Of "IN GOD WE TRUST" Upon Receipt Of Each Donation. Paradise Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Frank Williams, Sr. 1112 E. SQott Street Tampa, FL 33602 (813) 41 0-6890 Please Contact Tina Williams For Mqre Information: (813) 770-6855 Or (813) 882-4725 or Email tinawilliams42@hotmail.com We Are A Non-Profit Organization.Thank You And God Bless You. at the Lee D a vis Nei g hbor-..... hood Service Center 22nd St N and 26th Ave. ..... DR. GWENDOLYN STEPHENSON BEUNDA WOMACK MINISTER ISAAC RUFFIN Members are reminded to be present to receive updates on the Section s Unity Day event in April, as well as the College Tours to Atlanta by the Education Committee also scheduled in April. College. In her honor, the HCC Board of Trustees named and unveiled the HCC Administrative Building "The Dr. Gwendolyn W. Stephen son District Administration Center." She and her husband, Steve, are parents to 2 children and 2 grandchildren. The widely acclaimed gospel and jazz legend, Belinda Womack is the featured entertainer. She has given award-winning per formances throughout the United States and abroad. Entertainment will also be provided by the mime group from St. James AME Church. Returning by popular demand will be Minister Isaac Ruffin, a musically gifted, inspiration leader in the surrounding communi ties. He has appeared with many national recording artists. He is married to Stacey Cutler-Ruffin. For more information on the luncheon and tickets, con tact Rosalie Jones at (813) 626-1447 or Teresa Morning (386) 334-2349. NCNW Meeting Saturday The Council Will meet SatThe Program Committee is actively planning the Sec tion's Annual Luncheon and need the participation of all members. Gloria W. Davis, Pub licity Committee Chair, and Electa D. Davis, President. ,s NIGHT T LAd D\p-ri\ 6, 2.011@ 7:00pm .. es ay, T JONES STLE MARK for Monifestot\on, fl r-0 :::c c )> en m z :::! z m ttl c rl m :::! z "D c ttl r-(i) ::I: m c m < m :::c -< -i c m en c )> z c :!:! c


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Local c a: LL Former Blake Grad Returns T o Perf orm With School' s Jazz Ensemble c a: LL c z <( c CJ) w ::J 1-> a: w > w c w ::t: CJ) ::J III ::J n. Eric Darius performing in front of a thrilled and excited audience in Blake's theater. z ti BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter ...J ...J ::J III Eric Darius is proud to be ...J a member of Howard W. Blake's graduating class i= since the school reopened in 1997. While at the school, C/'J Darius was active in the C school's jazz ensemble, and a: that experience opened the 0 door for him to embark on a very successful career On Tuesday, Darius returned to his alma mater to not just give them a free con cert, but to empower the stu dents to concentrate on their education, and spread the word for the need of more performing arts courses in all schools. This is and will always be home for me said Darius. I am honored to be able to come back and share my experiences with the students and get a chance to talk to them and help them in any way I can. Darius told the students that it is important for them to stay focused and not allow outside distractions to lead them away from their goals. I'd love to see more music education in public schools, out even more I'd like to see students take advantage of what our systems nna Walk Ins 8c Appolntm.ents Welcome Get Caught Up With The Drama! have to offer and let it fulfill all of their dreams. While at the school Tuesday, Darius, who has become a renowned saxo phone jazz artist, performed a solo act, and also played along with the school's jazz ensemble During rehearsals, he also spoke to them and encouraged them to keep working hard and practice, practice, practice! I told them to study hard and put as much time into -their music as they could. I was excited when I heard them play, and recalled the time. when I was sitting where they are sitting right now." Darius is on a worldwide tour, having just left the Middle East to return to the states for dates in Chicago Phoenix, and Sarasota. He also said it is his mission to visit schools on every stop of his tour "I want to talk to students in middle and high schools in every city along my tour route. I want to spread the word and let them see what I've beE:n able to accomplish and encourage them to keep their heads up and carve their own paths." By BRUNSON) In The Spotlight ALICIA This week's Spotlight feature comes to us all the way from Queens, New York, but now call's Tampa home. Alicia describes herself as a hard working, small business owner and single mom of two boys. Alicia comes from a very cultural Trinidadian family, and also does hair and makeup. She really takes pride in her appearance, and .shares all of her beauty secrets with others. Alicia stays busy all the time, and her plans are to continue to grow right along with her business, and spend all of her quality time with her Congratulations to Alicia as this week's Spotlight feature. If you're interested in being in the Unlimited or Spotlight, please send your information and photo, including a contact number to: jjohnson@flsentinel.com. AUDITIONS! AUDITIONS! AUDITIONS! STOP -lOOK liSTEN Mary Ross Upshaw Productions (AKA Mary Katherine ) Is Seeking **UNDERSTUDIES** Actors Singers Creative Musicians If you have ever wanted to be in a 'Hit' Gospel Play .. And talent-


Top 20 ALL .MY CHILDREN-Brot and Jesse lie to Angie about her baby; Amanda assures Jake and Cara she is unaffected by the ir partnership; Griffin tells Cara he had a great time with Kendall. Ricky reveals to Diana that he .is working on the next part of his plans to seduce Kendall; Jesse struggles with his de cision regarding the baby; Amanda and Cara spar. BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL -Liam questions Amber about who Carl is and what his cryptic comments meant; Carl gives Amber a final warning; Steffy follows Katie and is shocked by where she goes; Ridge makes new plans for the Taboo line. Katie tells Nick that she's grateful to him; Steffy tells Bill that he needs to get to Nick's boat; Liam tries to reassure Hope; Amber comforts Liam and attempts to seduce him; Hope and Oliver share a kiss. 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Knowles oversaw all as pects of Beyonce, from music to movies to fashion and more. Her career in cludes 16 Grammy awards, top-grossing movies "Dreamgirls" and "Ob sessed," fashion ventures and lucrative endorsements. In the statement Beyonce stressed her devotion to her father on a personal level. "He is my father for life and I love my dad dearly. I am grateful for everything he has taught me," Beyonce said. Knowles also got per sonal in his statement. "Business is business and family is family. I love my daughter and am very proud of who she is and all that she has achieved. I look forward to her continued great suc cess," he said. Knowles and Beyonce's mother, Tina, di vorced in 2009 after 29 years of marriage. Tina Knowles worked as a styl ist for Destiny's Child and continues to style her daughter. Together they launched a clothing line, House of Dereon. Dr. Ire Watches A $15,000 Ferrari Get Destroved Fof His Music Video DR.DRE Dr. Dre and his film crew, used a Ferrari 360 Modena as if it was a prop ready to be destroyed for the Video to accompany his latest hit, "I Need a Doc.:. tor." able fashion. <( The music video begins :;! with a driving sequence w that later sees Dre's Fer(!) rari corkscrewing through the air in a rather Dr. Dre stood back and watched the scene as destroyed a brand new Fer rari 360 Modena, while giv ing a reaction you would expect watching a Ferrari worth $75,000 be tossed down a canyon road. Dre's video had 12.5 million hits last week on YouTube. Kemworking on New Album, Women's Fragrance KEM < DETROIT-Still basking in the Grammy Award-nomi nated success ofli:1st year's '1n timacy: Album III," which debuted at No. 2 on the Top 200 and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, Detroit singer Kern promises he won't make fans wait another five years for his next album. ''I'm already cultivating songs for the next record," Kern (nee Owens), who's currently on tour, tells Bill board.com. "I've got three or four ideas, and I think when we come back to do the Detroit shows (March 25 and April1o) I'll be getting some cats in the studio and cut some things while we're there. So we're thinking about the fourth album right now." Kern will be performing at the 2011 Funk Fest, April 2nd and 3rd at Vmoy Park in St. Petersburg, FL Birdman Drops $50,000 At NY'S perfections' -Strip Club BiRDMAN. Birdman and his Cash Money I Young Money army invaded New York's Perfections strip club this week. end and dropped an estimated $50,000 in cash. Also Joining the Cash Money head was rapper Corey Gunz and Lil Twist who celebrated his 18th birth day this past January. Smith An_ d washington To Star In 'Uptown Saturdav Night' Remake UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT ... Inset WILL SMTH And DENZEL WASHINGTON It looks like Will Smith is following in his wife's foot steps. As previously re ported, Will Smith and J ada Pinkett are remaking the film Annie for their daughter, Willow. Will Smith is also in talks about remaking a classic, of the 1974 comedy Uptown Saturday Night. Will Smith is to produce the movie, and star alongside Denzel Washington. The two Y..rill have leading roles, who's original produc tion consisted of Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier for those leads. The story is about two friends who get robbed, los ing their wallets in a night club. Throughout the movie the two buddies try to get their hands on their lost winning lottery ticket. lil wavne wants To work With Paris Hilton Despite Guvs Are Gross' Comment PARIS HILTON And-LIL WAYNE Despite the comments previously reported of Paris Hilton saying "Black guys are gross," Lil Wayne may be pairing with Hilton on his next record. The blonde heiress inter viewed Wayne for the April issue of Interview magazine, but Weezy was the one who offered his services for her sophomore album. "I was gonna ask you, how are you gonna release an album and don't get me on it?" Paris then replied, "Well, if you would be on the album, then I worild be honored," she replied. "That would be the sickest thing. We should get each other's phone numbers so we can call each other after the in terview or text or some thing."


Entertainment :B Jav-z And David Ortiz Final IV The Rock 1n Talks Friend Savs Slain NY OJ Was S I 40/ 0 For 'Snitch' en e 4 lawsuit Action Thriller Going To Buv Marijuana r-JAY-Z & DAVID ORTIZ The ongoing drama be tween hip-hop mogul, Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter and Boston Red Sox star, David Ortiz over the name of Jay's 40/ 40 club reported here is finally over. The court battle was scheduled to take place Mon day, but it was called off. Hov's attorney Peter Rayntond stated, "The case has been settled in princi ple ... We have agreed on the outlines of a settlement and need to reduce it to writing." Meagan Good Cast As lead In New Film 'Video Girl' MEAGANGOOD Actress Meagan Good has landed the starring role in the new film 'Video Girl." The plot centers around Lori Walker, played by Good, who follows her dreams of becoming a music video model. Walker is exposed to the perils of the industry and struggles in the drama, due in theaters April 29. Also featured in the film is Lisa Raye, Ruby Dee, Adam Senn, Haylie Duff, Bun-B, Melyssa Ford, Bobby Valentino, Hoobastank, Juelz Santana Angie Martinez, Claudia Jordan and Esther Baxter. DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON LOS ANGELES Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is in negotiations to star in "Snitch," an action thriller that Ric Roman Waugh is writing and di recting for Exclusive Media. The project has been long in development and at one point was set up at New Line with Carl Franklin direct ing. The script centers on a suburban father who is hit hard when his teenage son is sentenced to 30 years under mandatory minimum drug laws. In order to reduce his son's sentence, the father goes undercover to help nab a senior drug dealer. The story is based on a "Front line" documentary. NEW YORK -A friend of slain radio and TV personality DJ Megatron told investiga tors Monday the two were chatting on the phone as the DJ went out to buy marijuana when the line went dead, likely because he'd been shot. The friend was on the phone with the 32-year-old DJ, whose real name is Corey McGriff, at around 2 a.m. Sunday when the line sud denly went dead, police said. The DJ, also known as Mega and or Mega McGriff, was later found shot once in the chest. Police said he had been DJMEGATRON walking to a store near his home on NY Staten Island. Police wer e looking at whether drugs may have played a role in his death. Po lice said Monday they do not believe it was a robbery. No arrests have been made. ..... 1\) 0 ..... ..... Mack 10 Sued .For Studio Time West coast rapper, Mack 10 has been hit with a law suit that claims the MC has failed to pay for close to 30 hours of studio time. A lawsuit filed by Dog gRouse Studio operator Rodger Carter, Mack 10 has an unpaid bill of close to $2,000. Mack 10, rose to fame during the mid '9os as a fre quent Ice Cube collabora tor and member of the West ., r-0 :!:! en m MACK1o z =' z Side Connection, is working m on an album entitled Money Music with Glasses Mal-c: one, to hit shelves April12. m =' z "'tt c: llJ r-c;;. :I: m c m z c ., :!:! c


Buccaneercornerback Turns Himself In On Gun Incident LL AQIBTALIB GARLAND, Texas -According to police in the Dallas suburb of Garland, Texas, Tampa Bay Buccaneer cornerback Aqib Talib turned himself in on a warrant accusing him of firing a gun at his sister's boyfriend. Police said Talib was released Wednesday after posting a $25,000 bond. According to police reports, OKOLOTALIB Talib and his mother, Okolo Talib, shot at the man March 21st. The man was not injured. Authorities issued arrest warrants for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for Talib and his mother. Talib's mother turned herself in on a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm and bonded out Tuesday. local Youth Wrestler Brings Home A State ChampionshiP Donoven Hough in action during the state competition that garnered him a gold medal. BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel Staff Writer Congratulations go out to Donoven Hough, who on March 6th competed in the Florida Amateur Wrestling State competition and brought home the gold. Hough wrestled four challenging rounds in the 98 pound Schoolboy Division as a member of the Caveman Wrestling Club. He .accom plished his win in the championship match by pin in the second period. Hough began wrestling at the age of 9, and has success fully progressed into a strong and competitive wrestler. He Wrestling Club. Hough has had a successful year in which he has competed in the middle school nationals, the Games of Rome Nationals at Disney World, and numerous tournaments in which he has placed in the top 6. Hough now looks forward to his upcoming year at Armwood High School. There he will be joining the wrestling team for the 20112012 year and will also be a part of Armwood Arts Program.

Sports Dez Brvant Sued For $850,000-Pius In Unpaid Bills DEZBRYANT DALLAS Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant is facing two lawsuits seeking more than $85o,ooo for unpaid jewelry bills, NFL and NBA tickets and loans. A Tarrant County man is suing Bryant for $588,500 worth of watches, earrings, bracelets, rings and other jew elry, plus $15,850 worth of tickets and $11,000 in unpaid loans. All the transactions were between June 2009 and June 2010. Receipts signed by Bryant show that they were supposed to be paid by July 30, 2010, "or when he signs his first Marketing or Sports Contract, which ever happens first," the lawsuit said. The suit was filed in September and amended last week, before Bryant allegedly unleashed a tirade at a mall security officer concerned about his drooping pants. Another lawsuit filed last week says Bryant owes a New York company $246,000 for jewelry purchases made between January and May 2010 Phillips Back In Prison After Lvinu About. Contact With Vick QUANIS PHILLIPS And MICHAEL VICK RICHMOND, VA. -A codefendant inthe Michael Vick dogfighting case on Monday was sent back to prison for n months for vio lating terms of his supervised release, including talking to the NFL star at a Virginia Beach nightclub last summer and then lying to his proba tion officer about it. U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson told Quanis Phillips he had "failed mis erably" during the past year, citing a list of transgressions: failing to report run-ins with police, failing a drug test, refusing to attend a mandatory mental health appointment and being convicted of reckless driving and driving on a suspended license. Suspected Pimp Pleads Guiltv LAWRENCE TAYLOR NEW YORK -A man who arranged for a 16-year-old girl to meet former NFL star for sex in a hotel room pleaded guilty Tuesday, agreeing to serve more than seven years in Rasheed Davis, 37, entered the plea in U.S. District Court in Manhattan to one count of inducing the interstate travel of another for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct for financial gain. Sentencing was set for Aug. 10, when Davis faces a prison term that the government has recommend e d should fall between seven years and nine years. Davis was arrested after the May 6 meeting between Taylor and the girl at a Holiday Inn in Ramapo, about 30 miles northwest of the Bronx. Taylor subsequently pleaded guilty in state court to sexual misconduct and patronizing a prostitute, admitting that he paid a 16-year-old runaway $300 for sex. Taylor said the girl told him she was 19. Prosecutors say the girl turned the money over to Davis. Newton Set To Visit Bills Headquaners OnTuesdav CAMNEWfON BUFFALO, NY-Former Auburn quarterback Cam Newton will get one final opportunity before this month's NFL draft to make a big impression with the Buffalo Bills. The Reisman Trophy winner will make a pre-draft visit to the team's facility in Orchard Park on Tuesday, coach Chan Gailey confirmed following a State of the Bills address to season-ticket holders at a downtown ballroom on Monday evening. For Gailey, this will be the fourth or fifth time-he could n't remember-Newton has met with the Bills, who hold the No. 3 pick in the NFL draft. And the coach considers Tuesday's visit as potentially having the most impact, because he'll get to spend the entire day getting to know Newton,_ :!:! c Jalen Rose Faces April Coon }< l> "tt JJ r-..... WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich.-Former NBA and Fab Five standout Jalen Rose is scheduled to appear in court in April after being issued a citation earlier this month on suspicion of. drunken driving. Rose, now an ESPN analyst, was driving at 2 a.m. ET on March 11 when his Cadillac Escalade went off the side of an icy road, West Bloomfield police said. A passer-by called police, who discovered the vehicle, the Detroit News reported. Rose declined to take a Breathalyzer and was taken to a hospital for a blood-alcohol test, the results of which were unavailable. JALEN ROSE Police said road conditions were icy and may have been a factor in Rose's car going off the road. Rose had no com ment Tuesday night. 1\) 0 ..... ..... uconn's Mava Moore leads All-America Team Again r-0 JJ Connecticut's Maya Moore joins select company as only the second women's basketball player honored as a four-time All-American by The Associated Press. Baylor's Brittney Griner, Stanford's Jeanette Pohlen, Texas A&M's Danielle Adams and Ohio State's Jantel Lavender also are on the team announced Tuesday. A Beautiful Fusion 0( \ & Spoken WqJ& Hosted By /tffV, Cotton & D I < j t f Moore is a unanimous en choice for a record third ::::! straight seaZ son, receiv-W ing all 39 Ill votes from ? the national MAYA r-media panel MOORE that selects the Top 25. She Z joins Courtney Paris as a four-time recipient. Friday i 9pm Iguana Night Cl 4235 N Armenia Av Tampa, FL 33607 813-417-8973 Dress Fresh I Come. Thru I Feel Good ...


Funerals/Memoriam ..J a: a. <( c a: LL c a: LL c z <( c en w ;:::) 1-> a: w > w c w ::I: en ::::i m ;:::) a. z i= w ..J ..J ;:::) MR. SAM BROWN Homegoing services for Mr. Sam Brown of Brandon, FL, who passed away, Tuesday, March 29, 2011, will be held Saturday, April2, 2011, at 2 p. m. at Aikens Funeral Home Chapel, 2708 E. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., with a local minister officiating. Interment will be in Florida National Cemetery. Sam Brown was born August 14, 1925, in Georgia to the late Sam Brown and Mary Lissie Turner Brown. Sam enjoyed spending time with children, family and friends. He was preceded in death by his lifelong companion, Juliet McCall. Sam was a veteran of the United States Navy. He leaves to cherish his memories: his children, Clementis Brown McCall and fiancee, April O'Neal, Rodney McCall, Jerome McCall and wife, Carla, Don McCall and wife, Donna and Kenneth McCall and wife, Gayle; grandchildren, Clementis J., Dujuan N., Clemecia S., Rodney Davah, III, Ruandai Devell, Raven, Kendrick, Rodney D., and Rodney D. McCall, II.; a loving sister, Myrtice Lola Austin; niece, Georgia Mae Scoefield of New York and nephew, Joe Lewis Lovett of Pennsylvania; and a host of other sorrowing relatives and friends. The viewing will be held at Aikens Funeral Home from 5-8 p. m ; Friday evening and the family will receive friends from 6:30-7:30 p. m. MRS. HELEN LOUISE DORSEY Homegoing services for Mrs. Helen Louise Dorsey of Wimauma, who passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2011, will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2011, at 2 p. m. at Mt. Moriah M. B. Church, 5910 Vel St., Wimauma, Bishop David Belvin, Sr., officiating. Interment will be in Wimauma Cemetery. Mrs. Helen Louise Do1sey was born on September 20, 19 57, in Lakeland, FL. She was the youngest of four daughters of John L. Grie1 and the late Susie GI"ier. She was converted at an early age and united with Christian fellowship of Pentecostal Faith. Deliverance Church. She was joined in holy matrimony on November 12, 1974, to Phillip C. Dorsey, a hard-working devoted husband of 36 years. She was a loving and devoted Christian woman for many years. The family and friends are ..J asked to meet at the chapel on W Saturday at 1:45 p. m. for the z m She leaves to cherish with fond memories of her life: a devoted husband, Phillip C. Dorsey; devoted daughter, Jennifer Dorsey (James); three sisters, Dorothy Taylor (Robert), Mildred Anderson (Edward), and Marjorie Lawrence, all of Palmetto, FL; two grandchildren, Artynecia Vance and James Robinson, Jr.; special nieces, Shanta Dorsey, Sonya Jones Gay, Dorothy Johnson Sanders, Phyllis Johnson, Henry Johnson and, Dorothy Johnson; godchildren, Shake) Albritton, Kelvin Albritton, Jr., Shaney Jones, Asavian Gay and Leandre Lee; best friend, Mrs. Synora White; and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. i= z w en <( c a: 0 ..J LL. <( I co ,... service. AIKENS FUNERAL HOME The viewing will be held at Aikens Funeral Home on Friday, April1, 2011, from 5-8 p.m. Family and friends are asked to meet at the church at 1:45 p. m. for the service on Saturday. AIKENS FUNERAL HOME Family Owned & Operated Everett-Derr & Anderson Funeral Home 5117 North 22nd Street Tampa, florida 33610 813-237-5775 Personalized Funeral Services Shipping & Cremation Our Fan1i ly Can IV1eet Your Fan1ily's Needs RJSIS FUNERo\L p c CREMAilO N RICES JOliN BARMONLFD.813 626-8600 JAMES HARMON LFD 5002 N. 40th Street Florida 3361 0 Funeral services for Mr. John Emory Doyle, who departed this life on Sunday, March 27, 2011, will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 11 a. m. at Aikens Funeral Home Chapel, 2708 E. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., with Rev. Evan Burrows, officiating. Mr. John E. Doyle was born on July 10, 1925, in River Junction, FL, to the union of the late Elder.Emory Doyle and the late Agnes McMillan Doyle. He attended the public schools of Gadsden County and was employed as a laborer. He was raised by Christian parents and attended local churches, although he never joined any particular church. He believed in the Lord and often spoke of the goodness of the Lord and how God had blessed him to live for 85 years. Mr. I;>oyle was united in holy matrimony to the late Mother Doris Doyle and to this union three children were born. He was preceded in death by: his daughter, Evangelist Brenda Ashley; brother, Ivory Lee Doyle; and two sisters, Maggie Mae Williams and Eldora Dennis. He leaves to cherish his memories: devoted daughter, Joyce Hines (Vernon), Tampa; loving son, Donihue Doyle, Tampa; two brothers, Willie B. Doyle (Inez), Tampa, and Emanuel Doyle (Pearlie Mae), Tampa; two sisters, Louise Coleman (Rev. Charles Coleman), Chattahoochee, FL, and Hattie Lee McWhite, Jacksonville, FL; brother-in-law, Charles Bolden (Merle), Tampa; sisters-in-law, Frankie Askew, Miami, and Annabelle Doyle, Gordon, Alabama; two devoted nephews, Tyrone Williams, Tampa, and Reginald McWhite, Tampa; several other loving nephews and nieces; six grandchildren, Lataunya Doyle, Tampa, Lorenzo Ashley (Tracee), Tampa, Terriell Ashley (Tasha), Tampa, Geneva Sharp (James), Tampa, Latangela Milford, Jacksonville, Reginald Ashley, Tampa, and Latisa Lynch (Ricardo), Tampa; great grandchildren, Lorenzo Ashley, III, Vernecia Ashley,. Bakieria King, Bobby King, Tavarus King, Allaundra Ashley, Terriell Ashley, Jr., Quay Jones, Reginald Ashley, Jr., Antonio Ashley, Shakira Ashley, Resheka Ashley, Dontae Ashley, Tercel Ashley, Jamar Ashley, Brenda Ashley, Reginae Ashley, India Wright (Calvin), James Sharp, III, Janieca Sharp and Justina Sharp; special friends, Gene and Darlene Foster, and a host of other relatives and friends. The viewing will be held at Aikens Funeral Home on Friday, April 1st, from 5-8 p. m. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p. m. Family and friends are asked to meet at the chapel at 10:45 a. m. for the service on Saturday. AIKENS FUNERAL HOME MRS. MARY LOUISE MCCALLUM Homegoing services for Mrs. Mary Louise McCallum, who passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2011, will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2011, at 11 a. m. at Heaven Destiny AOG, 4104 Ellicott Street, Rev. Tom Jones, officiating. Interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Mary Louise McCallum was born on January 15, 1941, to the late Sammie Lee and Ida Mae Washington. She loved cooking, babysitting and being around her family and friends. Mary was a member of Holy Outreach for Christ. She was preceded in death by: her sons, Charles Lee Washington. and Robert McCallum, Jr.; and two daughters, Carolyn Louise McCallum and Jaqueline McCallum. She leaves to cherish her memories: her children, Loshell Denise Green, Janica Bullock, LaTashia McCallum and Albert Bass; gtandchildren, Anthony Lewis McCallum, Anthony McCallum, Robert McCallum, Jacquisha Denis Bass, Laquita Shantel Bass, Justin Romen Brooks, Lashawnda Monique Bass and Tamerick Keyshawn Bass; great grandchildren, Damecia Mays, Anthony McCallum, Jr., Anthonae Mccallum, JaKevion Burnett, Antonio McCallum and Jacorey McCallum; parents, Ida Mae Washington and Sammie Lee Washington; brothers, Herbert Washington, Joseph Washington and Rufus Bellamy; sisters, Bertha Longs and Ala Faye Nelson-Vickers; aunt, Myna Dwitt; uncle, Bennie Vereen; nieces, Hilda Fay Green, Loshell Green, Teresa Green and Veronica York; other relatives and special friends, Minnie Drew, Margert Mcabee, Mercedes Fields, Natalie Sigles; special sister-in-law, Mary Washington; and a host of other family and friends. The viewing will be held at Aikens Funeral Home on Friday, April1, 2011, from 5-8 p.m. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p. m. Family and friends are asked to meet at the church 10:45 a. m. for the service on Saturday. AIKENS FUNERAL HOME IN MEMORIAM ERIC EVERETT Uncle, it has been five years since you left me. Not a day goes by that I do not miss you. Iwill always love you. Your nephew, Ceddie-B. MR.ROHALIO CARLOS ARENAS Mr. Rohalio Carlos Arenas, also known as, "Roy," of 911 E. Emma St., departed from his earthly life on March 23, 2011 at 8p.m. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 2, 2Qll, at 1 p.m. at Light of the World Church, 4701 N. 15th Street, Tampa, 33610. Mr. Arenas was a native of Tampa and a lifetime resident. He attended the schools of Hillsborough County. He received his degree in Culinary Arts from Brewster Technical School. He was employed as a cook at Piccadilly Restaurant of Tampa. Mr. Arenas was a football coach for the Tampa Bay Ravens (Mid Florida Football League). He was preceded in death by his father, Mr. Mariano nas. He leaves to cherish his fondest memories: a devoted and loving mother, Mrs. Katie B. Blackmon; daughters, Kayla Arenas and Shanika Webb, of Tampa; 3 sisters. Facunda Arenas, Margaret Arenas-Scott and husband, Melvin, and Gloria Arenas-Walden and husband, Johnny; brothers, Larry Westley and Jesus Reginald Arenas of Tampa, and Mariano M. Arenas and wife, Annie of Columbus, GA. He will also be missed by: his nephews, Larry Westley, Jr., Darryl Westley, Juan Westley, Jeno Westley, Jeno M. Favors, Armando Murillo, Javier E. Arenas. Michael Cobb, Marco Cobb, Vernell Clemons, Juan A Clemons, Marquis Porter, Donnie Lattimore, Micah Arenas, Malachi Mickens, Vernell Clemons, Jr., Taurean Muldrew and Dennis Coleman, Jr.; nieces, Coursha Keels, Mauricia Keels, Judgetta "Jetta" Favors, Angela Palacio, Ashley Richardson, Joneisha Fussell. DeNai Hornsby, Mauricia Williams, Adriani Keels. Syaja Clemons, Sheria Smith, Kiera Jusimon, Ayana Washington, Ayanna Palacio, Tyriq Palacio, Mario Palacio and Shaniya Cobb; special friends, Erika Dennis and Alphonso Ellison, Robert B. Garrett, Jr., Coach Starter (Tampa Bay Ravens), Johnny Grant, Mike Goyens and Rick Goyens; and a host of sorrowing relatives and friends. The remains will repose after 6 p. m., Friday, April 1, 2011, at Gonzalez Funeral Home, 7209 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33614. The fanilly will receive friends from 7-Sp. m. Fanilly and friends are asked to meet at the church on Saturday at 12:45 p. m. service. Interment will be at Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. GONZALEZ FUNERAL H6ME


Funerals/Memoriams MS. SOULE PIERRE Homegoing services for Ms. Soule Pierre, who passed away on March 23, 2011, will be held Saturday April 2, 2011, at 11 a. m. at Eglise Haitienne du Calvaire de Tampa, 5010 E. Dr. Martin Luther King,: Jr. Blvd., Tampa, 33619, with Pastor Luckner Stimphil et Pastor Serge Rejouis, officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. Ms. Soule Pierre was born in a small town_ called Fauche in Haiti on January 17, 1941. She was survived by: her only son Michelet Pierre; special Mario Pierre, Martine Pierre; and many more grandchildren, nephews, brother and sisters. She was a Christian and lived her life by the Word. She would do anything for those in need because of her big heart; she was loving, caring, giving and kind. The visitation for Ms. Pierre will be held this Friday evening Apri11, 2011, from 5-8 p. m. at Harmon Funeral Home, 5002 N. 40th Street, Tampa, 33610. A HARMON BURIAL IN MEMORIAM ALBERT HICKMON, Last year has come and gone since God has called you home. You leaving us caught us by surprise. We know in our hearts we must go on with our lives. You don't want us -to be sad or blue, so on this day we remember you. Yesterday we can't find, tomorrow isn't promised, today is the legacy you leave behind. We miss you! Youdoving wife, Rosemary; and children, Albrina, Albert, Jr., Katina. Renona, Aldrina and Angelina. MR. WALTER LEE GATES, III, A.K.A. THE BIG BEAR CAT Homegoing services for Mr. Walter Lee Gates, III, also known as the Big Bearcat to all of his family and friends in C. B. Land who passed away on March 27, 2011, will be held this Saturday afternoon at 1 p. m., Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Harmon Funeral Home, 5002 N. 40th St., Tampa, 33610 with Chaplain Robert Glass, Jr. of LifePath Hospice of Hillsborough County, officiating. The interment will be private. Mr. Walter Lee Gates, III started his life's journey on November 13, 1951. He was preceded in death by: his father Mr. Walter Lee Gates, Jr.; his mother, Mrs. Presley Mae Johnson; and a sister, Olivia Applewhite. Mr. Walter Lee Gates was a native of St. Louis, Missouri. He was employed as a truck driver for B and R Food Distribution Company for 25 years until his retirement. He leaves to cherish many fond and wonderful memories: a loving and devoted wife, Mrs. Daisy Lee Gates; 2 brothers, Aaron Applewhite (Hillary) and Harold Miller; 3 sisters, Bobbie Gates (Estell), Roslyn Clarke, and Mary Applewhite; 3 sistersin-law, Lillie Pete, Betty Ann Holloway, and Winifred Phillips (Jesse J.); 4 brothersin-law, James Scruggs, Roscoe Pete and Edward Allen Pete; a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins, and many special CB radio friends. The visitation for Mr; Walter Lee Gates, III, will be held Friday evening from 5-8 p. m. at Harmon Funeral Home.-Friends attending the home going service for Mr. Walter Lee Gates, III are asked to arrive at the funeral home Chapel at 12:45 p. m. A HARMON BURIAL MR. WILLIAM JEROME TODD A celebration oflife in memory of Mr. William Jerome Todd, who passed away on March 28, 2011, will be held on Monday evening from 7-8 p. m. at Harmon Funeral Home, 5002 N. 40th St., Tampa, 33610. Graveside services and interment will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at 11:30 a. m. at Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery, 4615 E. _Hanna Ave., Tampa, 33610, Pastor Jerry Nealy, officiating. Mr. William Jerome Todd was a native of Clarendon, North Carolina. He was employed with Brinks Security. He was preceded in death by: his parents, Onzie and Lela Todd; and brothers, John, James, Robert and Lotha Todd. He leaves to cherish his memory: 2 daughters, Janelle Amoako (David), and Selina Smith (Jermaine); grandchildren Akeia and Aikayla Vincent and Isiah Green and Jalina Smith; sisters, Alene Nealy, Cathelene Nealy, Doris Tart (L. Z.), Sarah Tart (James), Maras Freeman (Larry), and Janice Todd; brother, George Todd (Marla); a host of other relatives and friends; special nieces, and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces imd nephews; special niece, Nieche Pendleton (Tim); special great nieces, Peyton Stanley and Pe'Naye Carraway; special nephews, Tony Freeman, and Terry Neely; special friends, Basil Riley, Ezekiel Bain, Alice and Ivan Knowles, and a host of other sorrowing relatives and friends. The visitation will be Monday, April 4, 2011, begin.ning at 5 p. m. Friends attending the Monday evening celebration of life for Mr. William Jerome Todd are asked to assemble at 6:45 p. m. at Harmon Funeral Home. A HARMON BURIAL BIRTHDAY MEMORIAl WILLIE B. BROCK 4/1/17-8/7/2008 Missing you mother, happy birthday. From, your children and other family members and friends. MR.TENNIE SIMMONS, III Homegoing celebration for Mr. Tennie Simmons, III, who passed away March 25, 2011, at his residence, will be held Saturday, April 2, 2011, at 11 a. m. at Cathedral of Faith Church, Inc., 6304 N. 30th Street, Bishop James H. Howell, Senior Pastor, officiating. Interment will be at Rest Haven Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Tennie Simmons, III, was born October 22, 1948, in St. Petersburg, FL. to late Mr. Tennie Simmons, II and Mrs. Minnie Green-Simmons. Shortly after his birth, his parents moved to Tampa where he lived until his death. Mr. Simmons WI!S known as a nice dresser and loved to tell jokes. He was preceded in death by: his daughter, Taesah Simmons; parents, Mr. Tennie Simmons, II and Mrs. Green-Simmons; sister, Fanme Mae Simmons; and niece, Jamilla C. Daniels. He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Betty Simmons; 2 stepdaughters, Sandra Lopez and Radi Simmons; stepson, Ricky Jackson; 4 _step grandchildren, Sycria Robinson Alexia Lopez, Ferman Lop'ez and Octavian Martin;. 5 step great grandchildren; SISter, Ruth (Christine) SimmonsBrown; 3 brothers, Harry Lee Simmons, Willie James Simmons and Samuel Shabazz and wife, Liz; 15 nieces_ and nephews, Curtis E. Clark, Samuel L. Simmons, Minnie C. Potts, Latasha D. Simmons of Los Angeles, CA, Waylon Jackson, Jr., Antonio V. Brooks, Sr., Kenydo A. Simmons, Ronnie E. Ponder and wife, Lenora, Brent L. Simmons, Byron J. Simmons Tonya Simmons, Bryant L. imd Sade Simmons; 36 great nieces and nephews and 6 great-great nieces and nephews; and a host of sorrowful faniily and friends; and also the Everett, Robert, Howard and Robinson flllriilies. Visitation will be Friday, April 1, 2011, at Jackson Funeral Home, 4605 N. 34th Street, from 5-7 p. m. Fainily and friends are asked to assemble at the church (6304 N. 30th St.) at 10:45 m. for the service. Arrangements entrusted to Jackson Funeral Home. "A JACKSON SERVICE" BABY RYLAN EUGENE CRAWFORD The graveside services for Baby Rylan Eugene Crawford, who departed this life to be with his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, will be held Saturday, April 2, 2011, at 11 a. m. at Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery, 4615 East Hanna Avenue, with Rev. Dr. Linda C. Reese; Pastor of Pilgrims Rest Missionary Baptist Church, officiating. Rylan Eugene Crawford, a precious baby boy, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 23, 2011. Baby Rylan was born at St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, in Tampa. Though he was only with us for a short tline, he will be missed and remembered for-, r 0 :2 c )lo C/) m z :::! z ever. m He was preceded in death by: r great grandparents, Walter and aJ Maljorie Lovett, James and C: Ethal Crawford, Jessie and I Rosa Lee Jenkins; and auntie, I Shemeka Jenkins. Baby Rylan Eugene Crawford z leaves tender, loving memories in the hearts of: mother, Ariel "'tJ Jenkins; father, Ryan Craw-ford, both of Tampa; grandpar-1 ents, James and Pree Etta (i5 Jenkins, Andrea Lovett :::t: (James), Rudolph Crawford m (Tina); sister, Rynise'a Craw-C ford; aunts, Endella Jenkins, m VessarJenkins, Tare Crawford, < all of Tampa, Christine and m Tommy Porter, Meridian Mis-sissippi; uncles, Edward Miller, -t Henry Hampton (Christina), c: Tony Hampton (Lucy), Michael m Hampton (Shawn), Mario C/) Lovett (Sherry), and Corey C Crawford, all of Tampa; great aunts, Emma Hall, Lavern and )lo L. C. Covington, Mary and Mor-z -ris Gammage, Martha and C Samuel Wilson, all of Georgia, "11 Emma Miller, Felicia Lovett, :2 Kai Lovett (Linda), Teresa C Crawford l\lld Avilla Crawford, > all of Tampa; great-great aunt, < Lizzie Mae Wilson of Tifton, Georgia; a host of cousins, other relatives and friends, some of.whom the Rev. Dr. Linda C. Reese, Henry, Colbert, Gay, Reese,. Woods, Martin, Williams; DuPree, West, Charles, Thornton,' Smith, Eberhart and Peterson lies the Reese Group Home of h' H Tampa Bay, St. Jos_ep s ospi-tal Women's Center Labor and Delivery Unit; al).d everyone who W'VES and CARES foJ," us-you know who you are--God Bless You Alii! Arrangements .entrusted to RAY WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, Rhodes & .Northern, Owners, 301 N. Avenue. www.raywilliam.sfuneralliome.com


Funerals/Memoriams .... c a:: LL c z <( c en w :::;) 1-> a:: w > w c w :r: en :::i m :::;) a. z i= w ..J ..J :::;) m ..J w z i= z w en <( c a:: 0 ..J LL MINISTER RAYMOND CLYDE SMITH Minister Raymond Clyde Smith of 7501 N. Florida Avenue, #303B, departed this life to be with his heavenly Father on Monday, March 21, 2011. Homegoing celebration will be held Saturday, April2, 2011, at 2 p. m. at New Life Tabernacle, UPC, 6912 Williams Road, Pastor, Bishop Daniel M. Davy, with Bishop A. E. Harris, officiating. Minister Smith was a native ofWashington, D. C. Because his dad was in the United States Air Force, Raymond lived in different states until he came to Tampa. He attended Hillsborough County Schools from elementary to high school where he graduated from Hillsborough High School in 1978, the Job Corps (1979-1980), Erwin Technical Center ( 1982-1983) andAenon Bible College (June, 1990). Minister Smith attended the First Born Pentecostal Chiu-ch of Jesus, Elder Pastor Luetta Mitchell, where he received the Holy Ghost. He later joined New Hope Apostolic under the leadership of Elder James Anderson for 14 years, and was later called into the ministry. He met and married Sister Dorothy Willingham. He moved to West Palm Beach, FL, and joined New Mt. Zion Apostolic Faith Church, with Elder Charles Washington for 10 years and with Pastor Jimmy Hicks for 2 years at the Apostolic Church of Jesus, Inc. Later he moved back to Tampa and joined New Life Tabernacle, UPC under the leadership of Bishop Daniel Davy, and was also a faithful member and worker of the Daughter Works of Carrollwood UPC with Pastor Joseph Gallimore. Minister Smith was preceded in death by: his grandmothers, Beatrice M. Washington and Annie B. Smith; grandfathers, Raymond H. Middleton ana Ruffin Smith, Sr.; father, Ruffin Smith, Jr.; and sister, Renae B. Smith. He leaves to cherish his loving memory: a very devoted mother, Mrs. Doreather SmithSnipes; a loving sister, Regina N Smith; children, Capt. J.D. Willingham (Delphine), William Willingham (Kimberly), John Wilds (Natalie), Phillip Harris and a loving daughter, Vanessa Harris; 7 grandchildren; loving friend, Dorothy W. Bmith; brothers, Re,nard Smith, Ruffin Smith (Starletta), Richard and Rashad Smith; aunts, Juanita Smith (Thoin), Lillian Jenkins, Thelma Peoples, Beverly Latson, Clarissa S. Jones, Hermoyenne Cadore (Herbert); uncles, Ralph Rolle (Jerri), Robert Miller (Diane), Willie

., Memoriams ;::::::H::::A::::PP:::Y =26::::T:::H :;;,W;;:;E D:;::EA;::;;R;;;,LY;;:;;M;;;I;:;;SS;: ... BIRTHDAY, LUMP-LUMP JAMES LEONARD LUMPKINS, JR. Birthday: April3, 1985 Sunset: Aprilu. 2002 It's been 9 years since God called you home. There's not a day gone by that your mother hasn't missed you. We love you: your mother, Annette; father, James, Sr.; daughter. Alisha; family and friends. IN MEMORY OF BUFORD 'SUGARMAN' AllEN April 2, -Aprils, 1982 Gone, but not forgotten. Sadly missed by: your parents, Jessie L. Allen and Clara L Allen; children; and sisters, Brenda, Barbara and Bernita. HOUSE OF CLAY THELMA ROBINSON I have finished now with tliis house of clay, please kindly and gently, lay it away and let' me rest from this life of pain, toiling in sunshine, storms and rain; trying to help the sick and poor, and turning no needy from my door. 1 have started to do my Master's work, never __ a duty did I shirk; many times I was misunderstood, when I had done the best that I could. I am tired now, so let me rest, don't you cry, don't you know, God knows best? Please no sad hearts, no hung down heads, don't weep for me, for I am not dead. I have another house you know, where only God's redeemed can go, I don't need this house of clay, so tenderly, carefully lay it away. Happy birthday, "Morna". Love always, your daughter, Diane Robinson and irands. It's a party, C!Jme out and eqjoy the-celebration on April 3rd at' 3 p. m. MRS. WILLIE MAE SINGLETARY 3/31/31-2/10/10 Mama words cannot express the days adding up .from last year ... Though day by day we long to have you near ... Your voice we can still hear ... Every time we shed a tear ... An angel holds our heads up towards the sky ... As we look to God for strengthfrom on High ... He gives us the peace we need to maintain ... Because we know that one day we will be together again! Love, your children: Pastor Debra and husband Apostle Harold Scott, Robin Brown, Johnny Lee Daniels, Willie B. and wife, Stephanie Daniels; grandchildren, Eugene Akines, HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAT (PATRICK) We would like to send you a shout out on this beautiful April 1st date for your birthday. -From: husband (Rickey); cuz (Bethen) Noonie; and Chavis (son); als!J stepdaughter, Rena. We love and miss you dearly. BIRTHDAY MEMORIAM NANNIE MAE PITTMAN JONES It's been over five years since the Lord called you home to be with Him. But time will never erase the love and memories of your lovi.Og snille and caring heart through good and bad times. We miss you Mom on this special day. Happy birthday. From, your siblings and family! j -/ Shareca Taylor Calvin Ball, Willie J. Daniels, Jeri Daniels, Shauntae, Laqueenie, Albert Lee, and Eric Singletary, Amber and Ariel Daniels; great grandchildren, Asia, Trinay, Devaughn, Navia, Yasmina, Jonathan, Calvin, Jr., Mia, Dante and Brianha. We Love You! Forever in our hearts. CARD OF THANKS JAMES The family of James Rhodes, Jr. wishes to-extend our sincere thanks for your phone calls, visits, cards, flowers, food, prayers and other acts of kindness during the sudden passing of our loved one. Special thanks to our own Ray Williams Funeral Home Staff, David and Sarah Northern, Minister Jacqueline Leeks and Aikens Funeral Home for their first response and assistance, Wilson Funeral Home, Smith Funeral Home, Lawson Funeral Home, Everett-Derr & Anderson Funeral' Home, Greater Bethel M. B. Church, Mt. Tabor M. B. Church, Char-. lotte Castellano, Sonja Bexley and Sol Davis Printing for a job well done. May God bless and keep each of you. :rJle Rhodes Family left us on, not only in heaven with our God, but also deep within our hearts You are remembered by: Your daugt:Jters, Evelyne and Anna, and their families, your son, Bob, and his family, your sisters and brothers, and their families Your friends and customers at Pugh s Two Beauty Salon 1\) 0 ..... ..... ., r 0 :2 c )> en m z :::! z m r m c r r m :::! z "tJ c m r en :::J: m c m < m -< -1 c m en c )> z c ., :2 c G) m 1\) ..... I )>


c a: LL c z < c en w :::::1 1-ft w > w c w :::E: en :::i m :::::1 D. CARD OF THANKS DELORIS C. FLOYD Our hearts are bowed in sorrow over the passing of our loved one, Mrs. Deloris C. Floyd. Yet, during this sad time, you have lifted many of our burdens for which we are extremely grateful. Your kindness has given us the strength to withstand our loss and to accept God's Will. We pray that God will continue to bless each and every one of you. The family. IN MEMORY OF A lOVING MOTHER, DAUGHTER, SISTER AND FRIEND NICOLE CAMPBELL SMALL s/6/73-3/3t/to Z Although it's been a year since you've been gone, there's not a Wi= day that passes that you're not thought of. ...1 You are loved and missed by so many, especially your chil...1 dren, Kalani and Karl; your mom and dad, Beverly and Joe; m and all your brothers and sisters. IN MEMORIAM REGINAL SHEROD JAMES (HOT ROD). Although it has been a year, it seems like yesterday you were here. Bae, the kids and I really miss you. There isn't a day that goes by that we don't think about you. There has been times when somethiitg has gone wrong or needed to be fixed and the first words to come out of my mouth is let me call Reggie. It is, then W that I have to sto,P and gather myself and just laugh realizing CJ that you're not here physically' but you are spiritually. if We will always love you. Love, your wife and kids. MR. EDDIE LEE 'UNCLE BUDDY' YOUNG Graveside and interment services for Mr. Eddie Lee Young, affectionately known as 'Uncle Buddy' of 3714 E. Ellicott St., who went to sleep on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at James A. Haley VA Hospital, will be Monday, April 4, 2011, at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL, at 1:30 p. m. with Bishop Matthew Williams, II, officiating. Mr. Young was born on September 26, 1934, in Tampa, to Eddie Lee Young and Fannie Mae Neal Young. He attended Harlem Academy School, Booker T. Washington Junior High School and graduated from Howard W. Blake Senior High School in Tampa. He served his country by enlisting in the Armed Services from 1955-1963 in the United States Navy, having served aboard the USS Oriskany CYA-34 (Mighty 0) Ship. After military duty, he was employed by the City of Tampa with the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority, HARTline. He retired after thirty years of faithful service. He spent his retirement with his wife of 42 years and they enjoyed traveling, fishing and gardening. She preceded him in death in 2005. Eddie loved God and God's creations (mankind). He shared his generosity with all from the fruit of his fishing and gardening, including mangos pecans, tangerines, Japanese plums, figs and guavas. Family members who preceded him in sleep are: his wife, Zelma Faison Young; his only sibling, Alma Jean Young Brown; parents, Eddie Lee Young and Fannie Mae Neal Young; father and motb.er-inlaw, Dennis and Bella Faison; and others, Dennis, Jr., Burke, Kevin and Billy. Loved ones who are left to cherish his memories: beloved nieces and nephews, Carmen Brown Johnson (Samuel) of Tampa, Winton Brown of. Stone Mountain, GA, Belinda Brown Strawder (Arthur) of Riverview, FL, and Charlotte Edwards (Greg) of Tampa; in. laws, Mary Burke, Tampa, Vickie Embry (Jones), Atlanta, GA, Willard Brown, Tampa, Darnella Craney (Evangelist Don), Bradford Allen, Savannah, GA, Caroi Herring (Carnell), Pete, Peterson (Marlene), and Edward Jennings (Frances); and ly friends, Harry Morris (Lucille), Alice Givens, Cynthia Young and Attorney Warren Dawson. Services entrusted to WOODY'S FUNERAL HOME. Crime; Suspect Charged In Fatal Home Invasion To Appear In Conn EBONY STEWART ... shot to death. ST. PETERSBURG-The man accused of shooting and killing a 27-year-old woman last week during a home invasion made his first court appearance Wednesday. Ronnie Betts is accused of being the shooter in the death of Ebony Stewart, 27, and the wounding of two others March 23rd at a home on 19th Street, South. According to St. Petersburg Police, several family members and frienc:ls, mostly women, were playing cards jnside the house when Betts allegedly came in and started RONNIE BETTS ...alleged shooter shooting. Stewart was the first person shot and died at the scene. A 58-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man were also shot. Their injuries were non-life threat ening. Betts, 21; has been charged with murder, attempted murder and armed home invasion ; Officers said Betts is homeless and was working with an accomplice; however he was identified by witness es as the shooter. Police have not located the other suspect at this time. UNCLE SANDY .. If we must part 9, 12, 19, 20 let it be with t:Jte 22, 25, 28, 30 utmost respect for each other 33, 37, 40, 44 and well wishes for the future 48, 50, S9 WARREN DAWSON -.. Qf1:1gcfjl: .,J .. r'c::: ... ::'":::(.:i<::<-.. j-,::-.:: .. ... 2:c: :c .. :..,:::::Jl:-:.J: .. ::----.. ::: ... : ..


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East Tampa Church Celebrates Its 14th Anniversarv Members of Peace Progressive Missionary Baptist Church re cently celebrated their 74th Anniversary Pastor Albert Gallinon,.Jr., is the senior pastor. The theme for the event was "Inspired To Love Through Prayer." In addition to anniversary services, the church mem bers also held a Spiritual Fashion Show. (Photographs by Julia Jackson and Toby Scott). Pastor Albert Gallmon, Jr., and First Lady Wilma Gallmon, of Peace Progressive M. B. Church at their church anniversary. Among those attending the 74th Anniversary Celebration at Peace Progressive M. B. Church were Toni Kendrick, and Deacon Wade and Narita Green. Ms. Annie Benjamin, Ms. Betty Bevel, and Ms. Pat Cooper attended the fashion show. Ms. Delores Thomas and Ms. Karen Thomas, members of Potter's House of Deliverance, visited Peace Progressive M. B. Church during their 74th Anniversary Celebration. MS. MARTHA HICKMON MS. SUSIE MANLEY CHARLES SAMUEL MRS. SHIRLEAN COBB MAURICE ALLEN Minister of Music at Peace Progressive M. B. Church / KHRISTOPHER FORWARD MS. DARIA WARREN MS. BERTHA lAWRENCE MS. RECY J. COCHRAN MIN. JUANITA FORD Mrs. Maurice Allen, wife of the Minister of Music at Peace Progressive M. B. Church, is shown with daughter, Alexis.


Features ..J a: a. < c a: u.. Communities Shocked OverVVetZoninglssue BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter Carver City /Lincoln Gar dens Neighborhood Associa tion Board Member Rufus Lewis, said enough is enough. Mr. Lewis is upset that the Tampa City Council in a 43 vote Tuesday, approved the process of obtaining wet zon ing to a matter of city admin istration instead of the Tampa City Council holding public hearings. Mr. Lewis is a retired po lice sergeant, and a 46-year resident of Carver City /Lin coin Gardens. "We are going on record in opposition of these proposed > changes and will share it with the Tampa Times Editorial it Staff that has already identiu.. fied the new City Council as being highly qualified with a c( greater awareness of the needs within our city. C "We want this Council to f3 recognize that they can and ::: will be held accountable for violating the law in approving a: requests based on personal issues and circumstances." W After failing to get the Q Council to not allow Joe Redw ::1: ner's request for a special wet zoning of his brew_ery near m Lincoln Gardens, Lewis said they are tired of their concerns z continuing to fall on deaf ears. i= "A good point was the rew ...J ...J ::: m ...J w z i= z w UJ COUNCIL CHAIRMAN THOMAS SCOTI cent final approval given to the Specialty Mall. It is evident that we can't depend on or get support from our own Council Representative Charlie Miranda, when we need him." Lewis said they hope the new Council will be more sup portive and fairer in their busi ness dealings and responsibilities. Council Chair, Thomas Scott, explained that the idea behind the process was to streamline government so there won't need to be a hear ing on all requests. "Certain criteria has to be met in order to get a permit through city administration. If the criteria isn't met they will have to come before the Coun cil and a hearing will be held. Businesses and small busi nesses won't have to wait for the permit. This is intended to RUFUS LEWIS expedite the process. "The public hearings will still be a part of the process, but not as many. In the county, a Hearing Master hears the case and decides if the criteria has been met. We're attempt ing to put a similar process in place." Chair Scott said he wants to make sure it's understood that neighborhoods, schools, and churches will not be at risk with the passing of this ordi nance. "Under our current budget constraints, we had to stream line the process. But, that doesn't mean there will be an invasion on communities with alcohol-selling businesses on every comer." Voting no on the ordinance were Council members, Mary Mulhern, Yvonne Capin, and Charlie Mirand. a. < c a: 0 ...J u.. GIBBS & PARNELL, PA ATTORNEYS AT LAW m I N w CJ NURSING HOME NEGLECT OR MEDICAL MALPRACTICE. ALL SERIOUS INJURIES. (813) 975-4444 1-800-711-5452 722 E. FLL-lCIIFR AVE TAJ\1PA, FL 33612 WVVVV.C DPARN E LL.COM The H iring {(A Lawye r 'Is A n Importa nt Dc.sician That Shou ld Not B e Based S o l e ( v U p o n Advertise m ent. .f1e fo1'1! l i m Decid ie A .fk Us To S e n d l i m FREE Writter Informa tion A b out Our Qualifi cat i o n s And Proposed School Calendar Will AHect Student Testing During their April 5, regu lar board meeting Hillsbor ough County School Board members will vote an the school calendar for next year. If the proposed calendar is ap proved, it will mean students will take semester examina tions after returning from the Winter break. The legislation dictates that the school year cannot begin any earlier than two weeks be fore Labor Day. This means the new school year will begin on Tuesday, August 23rd and end on Friday, June 8th. The proposed calendar would result in students re turning to school on January 2, from winter break. It also calls for more five-day school weeks during the school year. If ap proved, students will be given Friday, April 6 th, which is Good Friday, as a non-student day. Students residing in the West side of the county will. be given a day off to attend the Florida State Fair and students residing on the East side of the County will be given a day off to attend the Strawberry Festi val. Neighborhood Association bpands Boundaries BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter Sam Mobley, President of the Eastern Heights Neighbor hood Association and Crime Watch, announces that the boundaries of their association have increased. After reaching an agree ment with the Northview Hills Neighborhood Association, and its president, Frank Reddick, Eastern Heights will now include the areas of Osborne Avenue to the North, Chelsea Street to the south, 44th Street to the East, and 40th. Street to the West as part of their area. "I sat down with Reddick in November of last year, and we agreed on the new boundaries. We are prepared to meet the residents in the new area, and have them attending our meetings and get involved in solving the problems we all face in the area." On April 21st at 6:30 p, m., the EHNA will have a special meeting that will feature guest speaker Perry Johnson of the Prison Ministry of Florida. The meeting will be held at Williams Park, 4663 East Os borne Avenue. For more .information about the meeting or the new boundary area, contact Sam Mobley at (813) 628-4243. Are You On Social Security or Disability? Jarvis El-Amin Community Organizer "Recommends Using Expert Tax This Tax Season You Can Possibly .. A Tax Refund! -No W-2? Student? Free Walmart Gift Card To The First 25 Customers


_____ An_d_l'_m_St_ii_IH_a_PP_V ____ RATS 1ST LADY MS. INDEPENDENT R a is e d y ou from a bab y to such a lady, wouldn't trade m y only daught e r for all the mon e y in the world. H a ppy birthday to us Boo. L o vin g motherhood. Haoov Birthdav Love MZ. POOH, PRET And KELLY (HOMIE) We're giving a 21st birthday shout out to our homie (Slim Roc), better known as The Lovely Rounds. P S Let s have a ball signing off as the one and only D10 and Boosie Babymamas. DEBORAH CALHOUN April4 Haoov Birthdav RUTH MCNAIR April3 LINDA HERNANDEZ April16 Happy birthday to our mother a nd grandma Mrs. Ruth McNair. Sh e has a lot to thank God for. God has blessed her to be 8o y ears old April 3. Her daughters, Deborah Calhoun's birthday in April4, Linda Hernandez, April16 and h e r late husband, Rev. Joe McNair's birthday would have been April 27. We love you Mom, and pray God blesses you to have many more birthdays. STOOD ALONE CLOTHING FASHION ACCESSORIES ESSENTIAL OILS SISTERLOCK BLACK SOAP SHEABUTTERHERBALPRODUCTS AFRICAN FOOD ART HERBAL CONSULTATIONS AND MORE! r C) m (,.) I m


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All About You. Happy Birthday, Big DaddY! MELLISSA And JEREMERY Happy birthday, Boo, wish ing you many more to come. And for those 'inquiring minds,' it's official, going stronger than ever. Love always. From, wife and kids Army Private Graduates From Basic Combat Training Army Pvt. Rowlan J. Ruiz recently graduated from basic combat training. The ceremon y was held at Fort Jackson, in CohJmbia, S.C. Private Ruiz is the brother of Josmar Abreu, of Tampa. Reservist Graduates From Basic Training Army Reserve Private Mikah H. S3.net recently grad uated from Basic Combat Train ing. The graduation ceremony took place at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, Private Sallet_ stud ied the Army mission and re ceived instructions and training exercises that included drill, cer emonies,' Army history, core val ues, traditions military courtesy, military justice, physi cal fitness, first aid, rifle marks manship, and weapons use. Private Sallet is the son of Josette Walker, of Tampa. He graduated from King High School in 2000. RICCARDO, JR. And NANA GRACE Fat Daddy will be turning 1 year old on April3rd and will be cel ebrating on his birthday at Desoto Park with family and friends. Happy Birthday RHONDA Happy birthday wishes to a daughter, sister, mother and a good friend. The Devil can only keep you down for so long; but as you grow older and wiser you'll always come out on top the 30th is your day! Love always, Marva. Marva, Fie Head, Aniyah and Legend. Pen Pal ALPHONSO WILLARD Inmate seeking friendship and sincere correspondence. For more info, write to: Alphonso Willard, #47202-066 USP-2, Box 1034, Coleman, FL, 33521. BABYCARDO We love you Happy 1st birthday. Love, daddy and mommy. look Who's Turning '2' I DAMARIJAMEELDRONE Da Mari will celebrate his 2nd birthday oil Saturday, April 2n d with family and friends at Chuck-e-Cheese. We love you and happy birthday, Grammie, Granddaddy, Mommie, Sissy and Tee Tee. Accessories Pur-seS Barbie Necklaces Men+ Women's Shoes GET THE BEST fOR LESS! )> "tJ J:l r-..... r-0 :2 c )> en m z ::! z m r-Ill c: rr-m ::! z "tJ c: Ill r-Ci5 ::::t m c m < m J:l -< -1 c: m en c )> z c :;c c -: C) m en I Ill


Remember, Christ HelpsYoul There are many people alive today who suffer. Suffering is not something that only those who are unsaved must deal with, but it is also a part of life that the believer must endure as well. In this letter to Timothy, as recorded in this week's lesson 2 Timothy 2:8-19, Paul encourages Timothy to remember Christ as he per forms ministry. Remember according to my gospel (vs. 8). Paul connects the humanness of Christ to the Power of God, being able to raise someone from the dead. In His humanness Christ was a King of the line of David. Unlike any other, Jesus was resurrected This is what Paul believed, taught, preached, and lived. Christ has been soothing to 0 Paul during his time of 0: incarceration. Paul LL instructs Timothy to remember Christ and to be w 0 w :I: en :::i m :) ll. z tu ..J ..J :) m ..J w z i= z w en C a: 0 ..J LL m I CD w D.: BROWN MEMORIAL CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST 2313 E. 27th AVE. (813) 248-5690 *(813) 241-6902 WEEKLY WORSHIP SCHEDULE Sunday School ..... 9:30A.M. Sunday Morning Worship .... 11 A.M. Sunday Evening Worship .... 7:30P.M. Morning Prayer (Tuesday-Friday) .... 9 A.M. Wednesday Night Worship ..... 7:30P.M. BISHOP MAnHEW WILLIAMS Pastor "A Church Where lbe Love Of God Flows And lbe Holy Ghost Is In Full Control." The enemy will try to inflict pain and suffering upon you. Some of what you go through may be because you believe and live that Jesus Christ is the resurrected King. Paul acknowledges that he was put in bonds for it. Being in bondage is not a comfortable place. The blessed assurance for the believers who find them selves in bondage because of the gospel is knowing that no matter what their bond, the word of God is not bound. The world may be able to lock you up, but they can't do anything to the word of God. The word of God comes and goes as it pleases. It does not have visitation restraints. As you live, know that the word of God is free. Paul then states, I endure for the elect's sake that they may receive the same salva tion (vs. 10). Paul reminds the church that if they are going to make it, they must remember the power of God. It is necessary for the church to endure the hard trials of life because their endurance helps others to St Mark Missionary Baptist Church 7221 S Sherrill Street Port Tampa, Florida 33616 (813) 839-5263 "Building On A Firm Foundation" Sunday School -9:30A.M. Sunday Morning Worship-10'.55 A.M. Wednesday Night Prayer Service & Bible Study-6:30 P.M. TransportilUon Setvices Available surrounds who trusts in the LORD. Psalm 32:10 be saved. What must the church remember? If we be dead with Him, we shall also live with Him; if we suffer, we shall reign; if we deny Him, He will deny us, even if we don't believe, He will remain faithful (vv. 11b -13a). No matter what you go through God is going to be faithful. God is always going to do what He says. No matter what you suffer for His sake, He has the power to turn it around. He turns the table on them. Paul tells Timothy to instruct them to stop argu ing and fussing about stuff that profits nothing, the only person who gets hurt is the person listening to it all (vs. 14). These are the people in the church! Shout on Sunday, but shut down a board meeting on Monday. They make a ichurch conference} shut down on Sunday after church. Paul lets them know that when church folk argue about things that do not benefit the Kingdom of God, the only people who are hurt are those who are not saved NEW MT. ZION M. B. CHURCH, INC. 2511 E. Columbus Dr. (813) 248-8101 or (813) 247-3899 REV. WALTER J. WILLIAMS Pastor Earty Morning Woiship-7:55A.M Sunday Morning Worship-9:30A.M. Morning Worship -10:55 A.M Wed., Family Night-7 P.M. For Transportation Call (813) 486-7890 Dea. Clarence Fort, Deacons Minist and those who are in the church trying to do right He calls out and speaks the at the same time in verse 15. He says, study to show thyself approved unto God ... rightly dividing the word of truth. If the church was filled with more who studied (not just reading) the word of God, most of these frivolous arguments wouldn't take place. When the church studies the word, there wouldn't be a need to argue over the money from the chicken sale, because the church wouldn't sell chick en. A church that has studied would not have to have a business meeting about paying bills, but they would meet about how many fami lies they serve, how many children they can help, and how many widows they can minister to. Paul says that if the church studied, they could speak the word of God and put an end to a lot of the ungodly exchange of words. In the end, it is all about souls being saved and God being glorified. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF COLLEGE HILL 3838 N. 29th St. Tampa, FL 33610 (813) 248-6600 REV. EVAN BURROWS SENIOR PASTOR Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. YPWW -6:00 P.M. Evening Worship 7:00P.M.


., COGIC Holv Convocation 'Creating A Bener Me:' Tips From A Local Pastor )> "tt The Jurisdiction of Southwe stern Florida of the Church of God in Christ held its annual Holy Convocation in Tampa in February. r IIJ 0 Overseer, Bishop Charles H. Blake of California was the featured speaker during the week of workshops prayer and worship services. BY TAMECA JOHNSON Freelance Writer ..I. ..I. Bishop Matthew Williams, Jurisdictional Prelat e, gave the message to close the Convocation at Brown Memorial COGIC, where he is the pastor. The title of his messag e wa s God s Church, God s People God s Agenda (Ephesians 5:25, Psalm 100:3, John 9:4). (Photos by Julia Jackson) Job l os s housing cra s h, government cutbacks and threats of shutdowns, the economic recession has forc e d many Am e ri ca ns to adjust to a n e w normal. So how does one sta y s a n e in a ll the madness? A n e w book, writte n and publish e d b y a local young p astor, may provid e some an s w e rs Bishop Matthew Williams illustrates his sermon before a full house at Brown Memorial COG I C. Mother Maezella Mother Barbara Dr. Jeffery Johnson is the E x ec uti ve Administrati v e P astor of 34th Stree t Church of God Hi s job is to coordinate the day-to-day affair s of the church while oversee i ng its more than 30 ministries He s a lso a writer and recently penned his first book entitled, Creating a B e tter_Me. Johnson calls it "an au thentic approach for all who endeavor for gr e atness in the midst oflife' s chal l e nges. The idea came from fee dback he's gotten from inspirational postings he sent out on his Face book and Twitter pages. Throughout the da y I would tweet a p rayer or what came to m y spirit and I would have about 30 messages waiting for me from people who would say 'thank y ou I [needed that]' or, I was considering suicide and your words made a difference." DR. JEFFERY JOHNSON tiona! book. Instead of chapters the book is broken into weeks and each day has an inspirational quote, nothing big or theological but for example, I have one that states, Nothing changes if nothing ., changes.' It's simple but thought pro-r 0 voking because if y ou don't do anything nothing changes. It sort of gets the c reader thinking 'what kind of changes > can I make today [that could change my CJ) situation] down the road?' [The bottom line is] we have to do something in ::::! order for something to be done. Johnson self-published the book r and hopes to build on its foundation by Ill producing follow ups twice a year ? Creating a Better Me can be pur-r m chased by logging on to www.ja.ij.org. :j Jones of Brown Memorial. Sheffield of Brown Memorial. Danielle Smalley of Emmanuel COG I C. Johnson says the book consists of prophetic notes and personal reflec tions, but doesn t quite read like a tradi-The price includes shipping and han-Z dling "tt c:: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Ill MOUNT PLEASANT M.B. CHURCH .2002 N Rome Avenue* (Corner of Rome Ave. and Spruce St.) P.O. Box 4724 *Tampa Dr C.T. Kirkland, Pastor Tel: (813) 253-5714 *Fax (813) 254-1441 E-mail: MtPieasantMB@ aol.com Devotion By Mt. Pleasant Praise Team EARLY MORNING WORSHIP AT 7:45A.M. SUNDAY SCHOOL* 9:30A.M. MORNING WORSHIP-11 A. M. 1STSUNDAYS 5 PM-Family Series Hour (B.T.U.) 6 PM-Lord's Supper (Communion) TUESDAYS 6 PM -Prayer Service 7 PM-General Bible Study 7 PM-Youth Bible Study DR. C.T. KIRKLAND, Pastor TAPE MINISTRY Order On Une At Web Site Or Call Church WEB SITE: MtPieasantMBChurch.org GREATER FRIENDSHIP M. B. CHURCH 3325 E. Emma St. Sunday School-9:45a. m Morning Worship-11 a m. Evening Worship -5 p m Prayer Meeting Tuesday-7 : 30 p m. V i sitors Are Welcome! FIRST BAPnST CHURCH OF PROGRESS VILLAGE 8616 Progress BlVd., Tampa, FL 33619 *Church Off i ce : (813) 6n-1948 Pastor's Off i ce: (813) 672-0389 *Academy Office : (813) 6n-5988 Fax: (813) 672-051"4 E-Mrul : fbcopv@tampabay rr.com DR. SAM MAXWELL, SR., Senior Teaching Pastor Adult/Children Worship Times 7:30 A.M. & 10 : 55 A M 4 : JI:I!fii11Uift Sunday :45A.M -Adult & Youth/ Children Tuesday -11 A M Adult Wednesday7 P M -Youth/ Children 7:30P M Adult A Campus For Felh Bible Institute "Growing The Chuch For Global Change" (Acts 1:8, Rom. 1 : 8 1 Thes 1 :8) HERITAGE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH 14801 N. 15th Street Lutz, FL 33549 Mailing Address P.O. Box 273757 Tampa, FL 33688 REV. DELORES JAMES CAIN, Pastor Sunday Morning Worship Services 7:45A.M. & 11 A.M. SUnday School 0 A .M. Mid-Week Worship Tuesday-7:00 P.M New Testament M. B. Church Of Thonotasassa, Inc. 11530 Walker Road Thonotosassa, FL 33592 (813) 986-3971 (813) 610-1252 REV. Pastor Weekly Services : Sunday School 9 :30A. M Sun. Morning Worship* 11 A .M. Wed Night: Youth Prayer Service And Bible Study Thurs Night: Prayer Service And B i ble Study "Saving The Sinners And Educating The Believers J Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me. : Phil. 4 :13 ST. MA11HEW M. B., CHURCH 3708 E. Lake Ave., Tampa, FL 33610 (813) 628-0752 Website: www.stmatthewchurch.org Email: rsims@tanipabay.rr.com Break Of Day Worship 7:45 A M Sunday School 9 :30 a m. Morning Worship 11 Prayer Service Wednesday 7 p.m Study of the Bible Wed 7 :30 8:30 p .m. Praise & Worship Service Wed 8 :30 -9 p m Children & Youtn Bible Study Wednesday 7 -8 :30 p m Saturday Prayer Service & Bible Study 10a. m. Youth Bible Institute 12-4 p.m Teen Night Friday before the 2nd Sunday 7-11 p .m. REV.; W. D. SIMS, Pastor r a; :I: m c m < m c:: m CJ) c )> z c ., :!:! c


Happy Easter, Have A Wonderful Spring Break Birthstone: Emerald Flower: Lily April Birthday Celebrants Happy birthday to the April celebrants: Carl "Little Carl" Lies, Terence Williams, Mrs. Beauty Pittman, Alisha (Cissy) Walker of Concord, CA, Tranysha Downey, Senora Downey, Larry Gross, Shirley Gunn Anderson, Curtis Rose, Sevaughn Anthony, Christine L. Hill, Tauheedah Hill, Steven S. Anthony, Vicki Rigsby, Charles Rigsby, Patricia "Trish" Hadley, Teresa Walsh (Alaska), """' Juanita Lowe (mem.), John 9 Gresiem, Angelina Devine fE (rnern.), Raymond c Sweetenburg, Tor Z Armstrong, Israel w c w :I: CJ) m ;:) a. z i= w ..J ..J ..J w z i= z w CJ) a: 0 ..J LL. m I UNITY M.B. CHURCH 3111 Ybor St. Tampa,FL 33605 (813) 248-5955 ELDER H. H. HUNT, PASTOR sunday School 9:30A.M. Morning Worship 11 A.M. Bible Study Tues. 7:30 P.M. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED SERVICE TIMES Sunday School -1 0 A M. Morning Service -11 :30 A M. Evening Service 7:30 P. M. Bible Study -Tuesday Evening Bible Band-7:30 P. M. Andy Johnson, Shirley Gastmann, Tom Garner, Linda Hamilton Davis (rnern.), Justin Abrams and April Hamilton. Sick And Shut-Ins Our prayers and get well wishes go out to: Geneva Lucas, Willie Mobley, Maurice Green, Ramona Wilson, Darlene Lise, Beatrice Rodriguez, Annie L. Davis, Homer Hemmingway, Eloise Leeks, Roy. McCoy, Marjorie Guest, Mr. and Mrs. David (Alberta) Shedrick, Ormiller Kelsey, Ruth Brown, Ben Coleman, Patrice Carswell, Daisy Ulmer, Ruth Hires, Mary Reid, Sandra Martin, Dorothy Collington, Stanley Turner, Homer Lanier, Anna J eannot, Clarence Dempsey, Marie Benson and Arlean Evans. Sympathy Our condolences are sent to NEW FRIENDSHIP M.B. CHURCH 3107 E. Lake Ave. 248-4127 Weekly Activities Sunday Church School 9 :30 A M Morning Worship 10:45 A M Bible Class 4 :30 P M Evening Worship 5 P M Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7 P M Bible Study 7 :30 P co w CJ Thursday Evening -YPWW-7:30 P. M. 1st And 3rd Friday Evening Women's Outreach Minbtry-7:30 P. M. if th e Rolfe, Mims and Glover famili es w h o recently l ost their loved o n es. S ympathy is sent to the entire Saffore family in the loss of their loved one. Our de e pest regrets are sent to the Brigham and Bernard families in Tampa and Ocala due to the recent loss of Mrs. Toforaya Brigham-Bernard, who departed this life on March 17, 2011. She was funeralized on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at 3 p. rn, in Ocala. Rev. Dr. Lorenzo Edwards officiated the hornegoing celebration. She leaves to mourn in Tampa: her brother, Gregory "Woody" Brigham and wife, Carolyn; and families of McNairs, Hills, Jeffreys and Anthonys. May each of you seek the Lord for comfort, guidance and strength during this time of bereavement. Unspoken Prayer Requests Unspoken prayer requests go to the following families: Washington, Jelks, Dennis, Williams and Sarah Johnson family in Brooksville, FL. St. James AME Church Of Progress Village News The Community Hour of GRACE MARY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 3901 N 37th St (813) 248-3779 ELDER THOMAS J. REED Pastor Early Morning Worship -8 A M Sunday School-9 ;30 A.M. Morning Worshi p -10:50 A.M. Bible Study, Wed. -7 P M THE PUBLIC IS INVITED I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. And whoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. John 11:25 Power Bible Praye r Band meets eac h Thursday mornin g at 10:30 a. rn. This is a group of God's children gathered togethe r on one accord to learn the Word of the Father. Ev eryone is invited to come and share. Congratulations Congratulations are extended to Mrs. Linda SweetWashington for accepting the roll our Civic Council President. We wish you good luck! The Monday night meet ing was well attended and well informed. The next Civic Council meet ing will be April 18th at 7 p. rn. Corne out and join in on the agenda. Scholarships If you are a college student or getting ready to become one, send an email to hl..lli.t:. princesstanpa@yaboo.com for information on scholarship donating companies web addresses. Upcoming Events The Haitian Education Project (HEP) invites you to support their 3rd Annual Run for Haiti at Al Lopez Park in Tampa on April 3, 2011. For more information visit the IAPDST CHIRCI 1207 II.JIIIII'HIISL T ..... R.33&12 (813) 229-1390 www. h a iti educationprojec t net Family Fun Da y is April 9, 2011, from 11 a. rn. 2 p. m. For more information call (813) 628-9179. Tampa Bay Walk Autism is Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Al Lopez Park at 4810 N Himes Ave., Tampa. For more info call (407) 478-6330. Community Clean-Up is April 16th. Details corning. Take a Jurassic Journey at Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W. Sligh Avenue Tampa, now through May 1, 2011. There are special exhibits of life-like and lifesize dinosaurs that move, blink and roar. For more info call (813) 935-8552. My Brothers 2 Keep Ministry For FREE Bibles and cards for Florida Prison Inmates, write: MB2K Ministry, P. 0. Box 89174, Tampa, 33689-0402. Thought For Today "You can't change the past, but you can move forward into the future, regardless of the circumstances, you have to do it for yourself. You are worth the investment." Call your news into Gloria McNair at (813) 928-5293. sunday ScheeL. ..-. _______ .. 1:15 am. Morning warship ..... ....... ................ ...... 11 am. Prayer service, TUesday._, ........ _____ 6 pm. AWana Bible SlUdV, TU8SdaV--. --1:30 PJD. Bible StudV. TUesday .............. ..... -........ 7p-.m. I CMl DoAII'I'hlnlls 111nlli* Cll'lst Wblch Strentahlnllh PldlppiiiD 4:1J ST. JOHN CATHEDRAL 3401 E. 25th Avennue,T ampa, FL (Corner Of 34th St. & 25th Ave.) Phone: (813) 248-3737 Or (813) 248-3651 Fax: 242-8076 Careline: 248-HELP Bishop Eddie Newkirk, Sr. Pastor WEEKLY WORSHIP SCHmULE Sunday: 8:00 A. M. Spiritual Enrichment 9:45A.M. Sunday School/ Orientation 10:45 Worship Service (Youth Church 2nd And 3rd Sundays) Tuesday: 12:00 Noon Intercessory Prayer wJBible Study Wednesday: 5:30P.M. Free TUtorial 6:45P.M. Adult &Youth Mid Week Service Email Us At: stjministries@aol.com Mission Statement: "A Church of the inner city: reachingout to the community by ministering to the whole man." Outrea:h Ministry: NOAH COMMUNITY, 11\C./ HOUSE OF LYDIA BISHOP EDDIE .... IIIII PAII'OR AUDREY IIEWII.


"TT :II BY JASMINE CROWLEY We appreciate all the teachers and students that participated in the 5th Annual City of Tampa Clean City Day Diamonds worked along side others in the com munity to support cleanup ef forts throughout the city After cleaning up, volunteers were treated to a celebration at Raymond James Stadium A special shout out to Angel Calderon, Gerald Igles, Jordan Lymous; and Mark Padgett for help ing to beautify the area around the school. Mt. Pleasant's annual end of the year field trip will be to Universal's Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida. The deadline for the field trip is Friday, May 13, 2011. The Girls Volleyball and Boys Flag Football seasons are finally here. The first game was played against Progress Village Middle Magnet on Tuesday, March 23. The Diamonds traveled to Franklin Middle Magnet on Tuesday, March 29, to play the Franklin Bears. Mt. Pleasant S. B Middle School is currently accepting enrollment applications for the 2011-2012 school year. Please call the school at (813) 253-0053 for more informa tion or visit our web site, www.mpmiddleschool.net, to download an application form. We are not a private school, not a church school, and not an alternative school. We are a traditional public school. Tuition isfree! If you have a child in the 6th or 7th grade who will not be returning to Mt. Pleasant for the upcoming school year, please contact the school at (813) 253-0053 Go Diamonds! Non-Profits, Communitv leaders Needed For Neighborhood bcellence Initiative BY IRIS B. Sentinel City Editor The Bank of America Charitable Foundation is ac cepting applications for grant funding for the 2011 Neigh borhood Excellence Initiative from Non-Profit organiza tions and community leaders. The deadline to submit appli cations is June 1. The bank will provide more than $400,000 through the program to revitalize the Tampa economy and support non-profit organizations who are tackling critical social is sues in the community. The organizations can apply for the grants under the Neighborhood Builders and individuals can submit appli cations under the Local He roes category. This year, the bank will honor more than 90 Neighborhood Builders in 44 U. S. cities and in London. Each Neighborhood Builders recipient will be awarded $2oo,ooo in unrestricted grant funding and have the opportunity to participate in the bank's strategic leadership trainirtg program. Additionally, the bank will select five recipients from each market as Local Heroes. Each recipient will be allowed to direct a $5,000 contribution from the Foundation to an eligible non-profit organi zation of his or her choice. The Neighborhood Builders and Local Heroes se lected will be honored during the fall. The award recipients will be chosen by a local se lection committee comprised of private, public, and members of the non-profit com munity. It will be chaired by local Bank of America execu tives. The Bank of America Foundation is funded by Bank of America. In 2010, the bank gave more than $200 million globally through var ious grants. In 2011, the Neighbor hood Excellence Initiative will allocate $2o million in 45 markets across the United States and in London. For more information about the application process visit the web site at www.bankofamerica.com/nei ghborhoodexcellence. Check Out Our Newly Enhanced Website: www. flsentinel.com Now With On-line Advertising And More! Bav Area Resident Recounts Her Ride To Freedom }< )> "'tJ :II r-..... BY TAMECA JOHNSON Freelance Writer KREDELLE PETWAY most lik e a surreal experience. 1\l 0 I thought 'is this real? That _.. was more at the forefront of _. The Tampa debut of the my mind. I think I had more much anticipated film Free-disbelief than fear, but I dom Riders takes place in trusted my dad and felt he just a few weeks. It's a harrowknew what he was doing. ing account of the Civil Rights Their fight and the fight of Movement and the brutal fight others to end segregation paid h ... 1961 Arrest ... More recent ff during six mont s in 1961 to photo photo o Petway went on to partiedesegregate interstate travel. '--------'----------' ipate in many other demonBlacks and Whites joined "The four of us went to the strations but never considered together by the hundreds to airport in Montgomery to test she was making history. "My take part in the movement, fo-the desegregation laws at the only focus was for us to get cusing primarily on desegrelunch counter there," she says. some semblance of equality as gating bus travel. "We were not arrested because consumers and students." However, one Bay Area the police [told the crowd] She has a lot of pride when woman and her family took they couldn't arrest us because thinking about those years, but another approach when they we were not in violation of a admits the memories bring joined the movement and dicity ordinance." some sadness. "I don't think rected their attention to the The group finished their the younger generation realskies. meal, then boarded a plane izes the sacrifices that were Kredelle Petway was a headed for Jackson, Missismade for them, to have equallong time St. Petersburg resisippi. When they landed, the ity in their education, employ-dent, but currently lives in reception was just what they ment and living opportunities 0 Apollo Beach. However, she expected. today." :II grew up in Pensacola, spend"[Officers] had the paddy She hopes that all changes C ing some time in Montgomery, wagon waiting for us. They when Freedom Riders pre-Alabama. Her father was a had closed all the air termimieres Wednesday, April13 at m minister there in the A. M. E. nals. There were water founthe Tampa Theater. WEDU is Z Zion Church. She was 20 tains outside. We weren't sponsoring the event. Show-years old in 1961 and a junior supposed to drink from them, time is 7 p. m. and Petway m at Florida A&M University but we did because the whole will be there. It is free and 1 when the Freedom Rides got point was to be arrested. We open to the public with a pre-underway that spring. were escorted to the [police screening reception at 6 p. m. r-Petway, her dad, younger car] and taken to jail." There is limited availabil-J;; brother and a white graduate Petway, her family and ity for the reception. :::! student from Ohio State Unifriend spent three days behind Reservations are required Z versity set out on a mission to bars, but Petway says she and can be made at fight to end segregation in wasn't scared because her wedu.org/freedomriders. III public facilities at southern strong belief in the movement For more information call airports. took away all fear. "It was al(813) 254-9338 x2241. m c Tampa Native To Appear On 'Comedv Central' m < m -t c: m en c BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter Jesse B. "Jet Set" Hudson was born the last of 12 children. He was raised in Central Park Village, and learned at an early age the im portance of hard work and not giving up. As a small child, he was often seen running up and down Central Avenue selling the Florida Sen tinel Bulletin, and getting as close to the many celebrities who visited the area as he could. That childhood had a great influence on Jet Set, and he knew then he wanted to be an en tertainer. After turning 18, Jet Set turned his sights on Hollywood, California, and began the pur suit of his career as an entertainer and actor. "I consider myself living proof that hard work does pay off, and you must willing to make sacrifices along the way and not ever give up," said Jet Set. "When something is important to you, you can't allow yourself to quit when the going gets tough." Jet Set has appeared as an extra in several movies and television shows, but on April 6, Comedy Central will begin its broadcast of 10 episodes of a new show called Work-A Holic. Jet Set will be appearing in six of the episodes. "I feel so blessed to be a part of this. I'm thankful to God for this opportunity, a nd dreams do come true. I'm proof of that. "I come back home every chance I get and try to encourage young people to be the best they can be, and never accept no for an answer. JET SET HUDSON I also tell them no matter how many doors are slammed in your face, keep knocking, because sooner or later, one will open and you will be invited inside." 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A Celebration Of African-American Heritage On February nth, the community of Plant City joined together with members of the Plant City Black Heritage Celebration, Inc. at a banquet to celebrate great Black heritage of the city. The chosen theme for the 8th Annual Plant City Black Heritage Banquet was Uniting Our Community to Move Forward'. Venus Jones, Perform-ance Artist of Tampa served as the Mistress of Ceremony. Minister Edward Singleton of Greater New Hope Anointed Ministries rendered the Invocation and blessing of the food. Mayor Dan Raulerson extended greetings from the City of Plant City and the Proclamation was given by Hillsborough County Commissioner AI Higginbotham. Dorothy Ann Johnson, a Plant City Educator introduced city, county and state officials who were in attendance. Cynthia Bailey, Festival Co Chairperson extended a warm k Welcome and shared the Occasion. Alcoya Brunson, an 8-year-old Lakeland student received a standing ovation as he blessed the audience with a gospel solo. A Presentation of Black Heritage Heroes was given by students of the Bryan Elementary Honor Society. Florida Senator Arthenia Joyner, keynote speaker, encouraged everyone to "remember all aspects of our history and retell it to our chil dren; if you want to know the end, look at the beginning ... proud, hard-working and inno vative African Americans are living and loving out loud ... that's you." Her message of encouragement was entitled Reconnecting With the Community. The presentation of Awards was rendered by Sharon Moody, Plant City Black Heritage Celebration, Inc.'s President and Event Coordinator. Awards recipients were: Carolyn Brown, Appreciation Award; family members of the late Nora Lee Spencer-Green received the Heritage Award in honor of her lifetime of community/ church contribution and service, love and education shown in Plant City and surrounding communities; Elease MosleyHosier, age 95 received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Bosier was the first African American bus driver in New York City; Unity in the Community represented by Steve Hurley received the Community Service Award and Praise & Deliverance Temple Church of God by Faith represented by Minister Jerome Fortson, Pastor and Elder Thomas Faison, Jr., one of PDT's former pastors, received the Cornerstone Award for out standing service that it renders to the community of Plant City. Awards for outstanding support of the Plant CitY. Black Heritage Celebration, Inc. were given to Senator Joyner and William and Ruby Jackson of the Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival. Class Oft971 News The Rochelle/ Kathleen/ Lakeland Minority Class of 1971, Inc., Class of Distinction, the president, Theodis Preston, George Edwards, Jr., Vice President, recently held its monthly meeting and social event. The host-site was the Lake Ridge Center in Lakeland. A special fundraising drawing was held facilitated by Gloria Thompson. The winners were Darryl Shepard, First Prize, Wal-Mart $so gift card; Frankie McClain, Second Prize, $25.00 cash. Congratulations, winners! Class members in attendance were Forrest Fields, Lymus Hill, Lizzie Brown, Samuel Thompson, Betty J. Bryant, Patsy McRae, Nita McGee and George Edwards. Special guests at the meeting were Tim Randolph and Gloria Thompson. Local radio celebrity, Frank Clarke checked in via telephone. The next class meeting will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the Lake Ridge Center, 325 West Second Street in Lakeland. "We Shall Never Forget the Halls of Rochelle" Celebration of Marriage To BeHeld A friendship that was shared by two has grown into a love so true! A celebration of marriage in honor of Lee Andrew Mitchell and Florence Laveta Mitchell will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2011 beginning at 2:00 p.m. The host-site will be Victory Temple Church of God by Faith, 2004 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Lakeland. Anniversary Greetings Talk extends N special "Happy Anniversary" to g two special couples who will """" soon celebrate another year of marriage: Amos and Yvette Landers of Tampa, (April 6th), and to Cornelius and Cynthia Floyd of Bradenton, (April 9th). A very, very special "Happy Anniversary" to my husband, Michael R. Shaw, as we celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary on April 6th. Special happy first anniversary wishes to Bobby and Alexi's Henderson of Lakeland, as they celebrate one year of wedding bliss on April 6th. May the Lord continue to bless us with many more anniversaries! Talk To Shaw-Nuf Shaw-Nuf Talk wants to hear -from you. Share your exciting news and/ or photos of your celebrations, special events, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, family reunions, church or. communi ty events, etc., with the readership ofthe Florida Sentinel Bulletin and Shaw-Nuf Talk by sending an e-mail to: shawnuftalk@-yahoo.com or calling (863) 513-8437. ., 6 :!! t/) m z -t z m r ., c: OJ r-c;; :I: m c m < -t c: m t/) c )> z c ., :!! c .: {813) 401-4i937':J 770--'--'-. --:: .. ,. : M .ore-OS:


. Polk Count_y News Holidav FellowshiP Banquet Held c a: At the close of 2010, the LL pastors, ministers, evangelists and their spouses of the Tampa West Coast District Church of God by Faith gathered in celebration of the season. The host-site of the evening of fellowship was the dining-hall of Victory Temple in Lakeland. Mother Lillie Williams served as coordinator. Celebrants enjoyed laughter, songs of praise, a team building activity and exchanged gifts. Anita Landers and Merissa Landers served as hostesses. Program participants were: Minister Anthony Landers, Minister Derrick Blue, J(aren Brown and Shawanda Harden. Dinner was catered by Mother Ollie Mae Smart and served with smiles by Torrina Williams and Florence Davidson. Some of the other celebrants were: Elder Thomas Faison, Mother Margaret Faison, Yvette Jordan, Deloris Landers, Minister Gary Hird; Caroline Hird, Myrtice Landers, Regina Phillips, Evangelist Juanita Jones, Ricky Brown, Minister Derrick Blue, Melanie Blue, Minister Fred Sears, April Sears, Minister Emanuel Dudley, Christine Dudley, Elder Calvin McDonald and Belinda McDonald. (Photos by Shaw-NuO. Minister Anthony Landers rendered the opening prayer. Evangelist Juanita Jones (left) with District Mother Margaret Faison (right). w e, Elder Thomas Faison, Jr., District Father Oeft) with Elder Calvin McDonald (right). Minister Gary Hird with his wife, Caroline. Minister Derrick Blue with his wife, Melanie. Minister Emanuel Dudley with his wife, Christine. Elder Calvin and First Lady Belinda McDonald. Minister Ricky Brown with his wife, Karen. Minister Fred Sears with his wife, April. A beautiful Praise Dance was given by Shawanda Harden. Merissa Landers and Anita Landers served as hostesses for the evening, APPlication Deadline Extended For Student Ambassador Program The deadline to apply for St. Petersburg's Student Ambassador Program to Takamatsu, Japan, has been extended one week, to April .8, 2011. Two high school juniors will be selected to represent St. Petersburg on a three-week trip as goodwill ambassadors. They will visit Takamatsu and learn more about Japanese culture and experiencing daily life with a host-family. Applications for the exchange program are available at www .stpete.org/Japan, and must be received by the city's Office of Arts and International Relations at the St. Petersburg City Hall on or before 12:00 on April 8th. St'u 'dents completing their junior year in 2011 are not required to. atten<;I a St. Petersburg.:based high soho ol, but they are required to legally reside inside St. Petersburg city limits. All qualified applicants will be interviewed by members of the International Relations Committee before two fipalists are selected For more information or to download application materials for the Student Ambassador program, visit www.stpete.org-


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Honorees Clarence and Yvonne Fort. Honorees Clarence and Yvonne Fort with their children, Angelita Fort-Jacobs and Dr. Kenyon Fort. 50 Years 01 Wedded Bliss Famil y and friends joined Clarence and Yvonne Fort on the first da y of the New Year at a reception to honor their so years of marriage. Th e event was held in the atrium of the Sheraton Suites Hotel. The guests enjoyed a variety of beverages and hors d'oeuvres while being serenaded with j azz tunes by a saxophonist. The guests w e re moved to the main ballroom for the entr ance of the anniversary couple dinner. The couple's daughter, Angelita Fort-Jacobs of Atlanta was the mistress of ceremony. She welcomed the guests and paid a spe cial tribute to h e r parents through a poem Clarence and Yvonne Fort with Arnold Dubose and Barbara Wright, who were members of the original wedding party. Reverend Walter J. Williams g ave the prayer. Minister Willie Kimbrough administe red the Anni ve rs a ry Dedication. The couple's grandchildre n Tress and Nyla Jacobs of Atlanta and Kofi and Nathalie Fort of St. Petersburg re cited poems, sang, played a n instrumen tal solo a s a tribute to their grandparents. The couple s first dance was to the tune of 'You Send Me, r ecorded by Sam Cooke. The couple was joined by others as they danced to At Last b y Etta James. The couple was also honored b y expressions from Elvira Pinder and Chris and Angelique Powell and Sherry and Clint Gones, honorees and Linda and Frederick Porter. Barbara Wright. Famil y e x pressions were pres ente d by George Fort, Minister Oscar Johnson and Dr. Nathalia Fort. Th e Anniversary Toa s t was presented by Dr. Kenyon Fort. Expressions from the couple in cluded thanking God for bl e ssing their so years and sharing word s of wisdom. Entertainment for the evening was provided by Henry Ashwood and Carlton Lattimore. Residents from Progress Village, where the coupl e resides who attende d the event were Beverly Webb, Bertha Kemp and Mr. and Mrs. Ben Smith. (Photos by Lomax Mcintyre) Granddaughters Tress Jacobs, Natalie Fort and Nyla Jacobs. Minister Willie and Nell Kimbrough conducted the tribute to Mr. and Mrs. Fori:. Grandson ,Kofi Fort. Drs. Kenyon and Nathalia Fort. Dora Dixon was one of the guests at the Fort's 50th wedding anniversary celebration. Mi11ister Oscar and Ana Johnson. Essie Merritt and Ethel Cole. Archie and Patricia Williams were among the couples who joined the honorees as they danced. Alicia Hickman and Redelle Doyle of Atlanta, GA. Richard and JuanitaBurston. Claranell Lattimore, Ora Dee Daniels and George Fort with the honorees. Mieta Stacy and Betty and George Fort. Johnny and Guillermina Stringer of Orlando. Dr. Thelma Benton and Delores Taylor. David and Bonnie Lewis. Jay and Alicia Hickman, Atlanta.


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