Vol. 28 #6 June 2022
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Dear Girlfriend, I saw on Facebook you were celebrating your anniversary. I heard it was 40 years. Well I have been married for 12 years and my wife has left me at least 3 times already. The pandemic has not been good for us either. I may need you to talk to my wife. How do you and Mr. Daryl do it? What’s the secret? I would love to talk to your wife, but first you need to talk to your wife. And this time listen to her, not to respond, but to understand how she feels and why she feels as she does. Truthfully speaking, our marriage has not been perfect, because we are not perfect. I too, like your wife, have tried to run off and leave time after time for one reason or another but I always came back. Actually, we have been married 42 years. I always made decisions based on my children’s stability. Thus, we have raised 4 children successfully to adulthood. Even though we have had our share of trials and temptations. Usually after a few apologies, a little begging and some passionate sex, things would be all right again, not immediately... but eventually. With time and good behavior, we would both resolve that what we have together is pretty good. My husband and I agreed before we married that we didn’t believe in divorce, although I’ve threatened him with it a million times lol.. We were both raised in homes with a mother and a father present and wanted our children to have that too. However, as time passes and the children are all grown and gone, it will be the season of your life when you conclude, you will stay because you still dig each other. . So you need to be the dude that she likes. So stay well groomed, dress well and be fun! There’s no particular secret to share, but there are some do’s and don’ts as far as honoring each other’s feelings. 1 Keep your hands all over each other in a comforting way. Hold hands often. 2. Date your wife. Try to treat your wife as well as you would a new woman being introduced into your life as in your single days. Never forget that she is your girlfriend and the only one you need. 3. Don’t smother her and don’t allow yourself to be smothered. Keep in Touch with friends and encourage her to keep in touch with hers to ensure you both have someone to talk to. However you and she should know the company each other keeps. 4. Talk sweetly and always call if you are going to be late. No sense in unnecessarily worrying or allowing negative thoughts to manifest in your spouse’s mind. She needs to trust you. 5. Don’t bring outside opinions about your wife or life home. If you must discuss your marriage, discuss it with someone who loves your spouse as much as you do. Never an old girlfriend or one who wants to be a girlfriend. That would surely be the beginning of the end. . 6. Live and let live. If you really want to go somewhere, go! Don’t forget to invite your spouse, if they don’t want to go, you go anyway. but you must leave the invitation open. A good Marriage is about companionship not ownership. 7. Celebrate each other on special occasions as well as you can, without being foolish and setting your family back 8. Never leave your family nor your bedroom. As long as you are home, you can make up and It’s hard to get locked out when you’re still there. lol 9. If things get too bad, smoke the peace pipe and see what happens, 10. Happy wife, happy life! Happy momma, less Drama
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You Heard It From ME Juneteenth at Raymond James Stadium, HUGE Success! See pictures in Centerfold
The 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration at Raymond James Stadium was a huge success! Bolaji Ajike out of St. Petersburg and RJ Stevenson out of Tampa, bridged the Bay Area Divide to bring the communities together in the celebration of Juneteenth. Bolaji Ajike is Nigerian born and raised but educated in the United States. RJ Stevenson is from North Carolina, a preacher’s kid, father of two and a member of Kappa Al-
pha Psi. They both launched their podcasts. Goddess Talk & Sunday Morning Power Hour on N-TOUCH Radio, where they met and began to collaborate on smaller projects until they decided to join forces and create ROC the BLOC Entertainment. To hear what they had to say about the event go to www.ntouchnews.com. The Juneteenth celebration is very dear to my heart because my wife and I held the first Juneteenth celebration in Tampa in 1993 and re-
ceived a proclamation from then Mayor, Sandy Freedman. To see the next generation embracing and doing an even better job or pulling it off warms my heart. Allow me to share with you a little history. Juneteenth, which is actually June 19th, is the day the last slaves were freed, years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, the document that President Abraham Lincoln signed and issued in 1863 to free our people. The Emancipation Proclamation states, “All persons held as slaves within any State, or designated part of a State, the people where of shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thence forward, and forever free.” In order to reinforce the Emancipation, President Lincoln pushed
Congress for an Amendment to the Constitution which was passed by Congress on January 31st 1865 and ratified on December 6th 1865. It is the 13th Amendment which in part states “ .... Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” I dare not miss this teachable moment. I hope you feel WOKE now.
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The State of Real Estate in Tampa Bay The Tampa Bay area is the hottest market in the Country. In Tampa, Sunset Park is the most expensive with the average list price at $2.7M and the most affordable homes are in the Sulphur Springs neighborhood with median list price of $237,000. The forecast for the Tampa Bay Market is home sales are expected to rise by almost 10% and home prices are subject to an almost 7% rise. The State of Florida down payment assistance program requires 640 credits core. The city of Tampa Bay has a program called D.A.R.E. which is a down payment assistance program also.
As of July 1st, the City of Tampa is increasing their FICO requirements from 600 to 670 which will have a huge impact on buyers. According to Zillow, a typical home value is $398,384. Last year, home values in Tampa increased by almost 35%. The median price of a home sold in Tampa is $389,000. Average days on the market is 40. Homes sell for slightly higher than their list price at 101.5% (sale-to-list price ratio). Be aware: Do not over pay. What goes up must come down!
Coffee with Castor is making a stop in East Tampa. This monthly conversation series featuring Tampa Mayor Jane Castor will take place on Saturday, July 16, 2022 from 9:30am to 10:30am at the McDonald’s located at 6013 East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Please help spread the word.
Miss Juneteenth Court with Orlando Gudes, State Rep. Diane Hart, Janice Cruz, Commissioner Gwen Myers, Congresswoman Kathy Castor & State Representative Fentrice Driskell at the 10th Annual Juneteenth Celebration hosted by The Coach Foundation & the Reverend Willie Dixon.
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A History Lesson
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In February of 1960, four college students went to the local Woolworth store, purchased some items, then sat down at the lunch counter to order coffee. They were denied service because of the color of their skin. The manager asked them to leave. The students decided to stay seated, politely waiting for their coffee, until closing time. The next day, the four students: Joseph McNeil, Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair Jr., and David Richmond returned, ordered coffee again, and were refused again. “I certainly wasn’t afraid,” said Franklin McCain. “And I wasn’t afraid because I was too angry to be afraid. If I were lucky I would be carted off to jail for a long, long time. And if I were not so lucky, then I would be going back to my campus, in a pine box.” McCain also remembered an older white woman approaching them, thinking she would say or do something to them, like the other hecklers. She walked up behind them, and she whispered in a calm voice, “Boys, I’m so proud of you.” McCain would say, “What I learned from that little incident was don’t you ever, ever stereotype anybody in this life until you at least experience them and have the opportunity to talk to them.” The four students, who would eventually be called the Greensboro Four, would be joined by 20 other Page 8
students that day, just sitting there, reading books and studying while White customers continued to heckle them. On Day 3, more than 60 students joined in. On Day 4, there were 300 people at the lunch counter. After one week, students were staging their own sit-ins throughout North Carolina. Soon, the movement spread to other Southern cities, then states. On July 25, 1960, Woolworth finally relented and Black employees of Greensboro’s Woolworth’s store were the first to be served at the store’s lunch counter. The next day, the entire Woolworth’s chain was desegregated, serving Blacks and Whites alike. The sit-ins would eventually spread to other forms of public accommodation, and in 1964, The Civil Rights Act was passed, mandating desegregation in public accommodations. The Greensboro, North Carolina Woolworth store is now the International Civil Rights Center and Museum where a documentary film recanting the event plays daily. We are proud to share that Braxton Johnson plays Ezell Blair. Also, a section of the lunch counter in which the four students sat is now preserved in the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History, serving as a reminder of our past when the color of your skin prohibited you from just sitting down at a lunch counter and ordering a cup of coffee.
Marching 100 Makes Mesmerizing Return To Paris
The Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University Marching 100 added another noteworthy performance to their already lengthy resume as members of the band performed at Louis Vuitton’s 2023 Men’s Fashion Week Show in Paris, France. Louis Vuitton sponsored an all-expenses-paid trip for 35 students and 10 staff. Director of Bands Shelby Chipman called the performance a significant accomplishment. “I’m so proud of the tremendous work they have put into this show in a short time,” Chipman said. Al’s Finger Licking Bar-B-Que 1609 Angel Oliva Senior St Tampa, Burnz Restaurant & Cigar Bar 1704 N Howard Ave, Tampa, Big John’s Alabama BBQ 5707 N 40th St, Tampa, Chief’s Creole Cafe 901 22nd St S, St. Petersburg, COPA 1047 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, Duality Vegan Cafe 10865 Cross Creek Tampa Fazoli’s 4011 E Busch Blvd. Tampa,
“Much love to Louis Vuitton and their artistic director Benji B. and the entire team. You are officially honorary FAMU Rattlers for Life.” Show producer Benji B said this year’s show called for a marching band, and FAMU was an easy choice. “Authenticity is really at the center of everything we’re interested in. We don’t reference things or emulate things. We go to the top, and that’s why we came to you (FAMU).” Go to ntouchnews.com to see the video of FAMU’s 100 performing in Paris.
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13th Annual Black College Hall of fame
Tampa Bay Power Couples’ Parnell & Ernestine Dickinson and Vivian & Jimmy Giles annually attend the Black College Hall of Fame induction Ceremony in Atlanta, Georgia. Parnell ,QB for Mississippi Valley State was inducted in the Black College Hall of Fame in 2017. Jimmy Giles TE for Alcorn was inducted in 2021. They both began their NFL careers with the Tampa Bay Bucs.
The Black College Football Hall of Fame 2022 Induction Ceremony & Juneteenth Celebration, was held on June 18th at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Georgia and sponsored by the Atlanta Falcons. The Black College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2022 includes: Ben Coates - Tight End for Livingstone College, Donald Driver - Wide Receiver for Alcorn State University, John “Big Train” Moody - Running Back for Morris Brown College 1939-1941, Roscoe Nance - Contributor for Tuskegee University, Nate Newton - Offensive Lineman for FAMU, William “Billy” Nicks Coach for Morris Brown College and Prairie View A&M University, Sammy White - Wide Receiver Grambling State University.
Council Rudolph Inducted Into The Kentucky Hall of Fame You may have known Power Couple Council and Ann Rudolph as the owners of the Check Casher on Nebraska Avenue. However before he became an entrepreneur in Tampa, he was an NFL Superstar. Council Rudolph was born in Anniston, Alabama and graduated from Cobb Avenue High School in 1968. In his senior season, he helped the team go to a 9-0-1 championship season. He earned all-conference honors and a scholarship to Kentucky State University. In his senior season, Kentucky State ended 8-3-0 and played in the Orange Blossom Classic Bowl game. Rudolph was drafted by the Houston Oilers in the 7th round 1972. He played defensive end with the Houston Oilers, the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He helped the St. Louis Football Cardinals win two NFC East Champion-
ships (1974 & 1975). Rudolph retired after playing 6 seasons . Rudolph was inducted into the Kentucky State Athletic Hall of Fame in 1987 and the Calhoun County (AL) Sports Hall of Fame in 2009, and now the Kentucky Pro Football hall of Fame. Congratulations Council!
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and masturbation can have positive psychosocial effects,” she said. “So, there is no downside to increased sex—or masturbation—as long as it is protected sex.” Read the Fatherly article: Having More Sex Could Lower Your Risk of Prostate Cancer. 5 Common Warning Signs of Prostate Cancer: 1. Pain and/or a “burning sensation” when urinating or ejaculating. 2. Frequent urination, especially during the nighttime. 3. rouble starting urination, or stopping urination once in progress. 4. Sudden erectile dysfunction. 6. Blood in either urine or semen. The 5-year survival rate for people with prostate cancer in the United States is 98%. The 10-year survival rate is also 98%
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Jokes Go Ahead And Get your Laugh On! “That’s War”
A soldier ran up to a nun. Out of breath he asked, “Please, may I hide under your skirt. I’ll explain later.” The nun agreed...A moment later two Military Police ran up and asked, “Sister, have you seen a soldier?” The nun replied, “He went that way.” After the MPs ran off, the soldier crawled out from under her skirt and said, “I can’t thank you enough, sister. You see, I don’t want to go to Syria.” The nun said, “I understand completely.” The soldier added, “I hope I’m not rude, but you have a great pair of legs!” The nun replied, “If you had looked a little higher, you would have seen a great pair of balls…. I don’t want to go to Syria either.”
Two burglars unknowingly broke into a building where lawyers were holding a night meeting - and the lawyers gave them a fight for their lives. The burglars finally broke free and one afterwards breathlessly said to the other, “Well, it ain’t all that bad - at least we got away with Fifty bucks.” The smarter one snarled: “You damned fool! We had over $500 when we broke in!”
A politician on an election tour stops at a small village. He asks one of the villagers what problems the village faces. “We don’t have a doctor here”, the villager says. The politician pulls out his mobile phone, calls a number and barks an order. He then turns to the villager and says, “You will have a doctor here in a couple of days. Anything else?” “Yes, we don’t get mobile phone signals here either,” the villager replies.
A Sergeant was addressing a squad of 25 and said: “I have a nice easy job for the laziest man here. Put up your hand if you are the laziest.” 24 men raised their hands, and the sergeant asked the other man “why didn’t you raise your hand?” The man replied: “Too much trouble raising the hand, Sarge.”
A 5-year-old girl went to visit her grandmother one day. She played with her dolls as grandma dusted the furniture. At one point, she looked up and asked, “Grandma, how come you don’t have a boyfriend?“ Grandma replied, “My TV is my boyfriend. I can sit in my bedroom and watch it all day long. The TV evangelists keep me company and make me feel so good. The comedies make me laugh. I’m so happy with my TV as my boyfriend.” Grandma turned on her TV and the picture was horrible. She started adjusting the knobs trying to get the picture in focus. Frustrated, she started hitting the back of the TV hoping to fix the problem. Just then, the little girl heard the doorbell ring so she hurried to open the front door. When she opened the door, there stood Grandma’s minister. The minister said, “Hello young lady, is your Grandma home? The little girl replied, “Yeah, she’s in the bedroom bangin’ her boyfriend!”
A stranger was seated next to Little Johnny on the plane when the stranger turned to Little Johnny and said, “Let’s talk. I’ve heard that flights will go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger.” Little Johnny, who had just opened his book, closed it slowly, and said to the stranger, “What would you like to discuss?” “Oh, I don’t know,” said the stranger. “How about nuclear power?” “OK,” said Little Johnny. “That could be an interesting topic. But let me ask you a question first.” “A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat grass. The same stuff. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, and a horse produces clumps of dried grass. Why do you suppose that is?” “Jeez,” said the stranger. “I have no idea.” “Well, then,” said Little Johnny, “How is it that you feel qualified to discuss nuclear power when you don’t know shit?”
A drunk staggers out of a bar and runs into two priests. He goes over to the first priest and says: “Hey, I’m Jesus Christ!” The priest says: “No son, you’re not.” So the drunk goes over to the second priest and says: “Man, I’m Jesus Christ!” Then the priest says: “No son, you’re not.” Finally, the drunk gets fed up and says: “Here, I’ll prove it.” He walks back into the bar with both priests and the bartender looks up and sees the drunk and says: “Jesus Christ, you’re back again?!”
A lonely middle aged woman in a small town posts an ad on the bulletin board in the local drug store, it read… Man Wanted. One that won’t beat me, run around on me and that can sexually satisfy me. Weeks pass, no replies. She’s about to give up when the doorbell rings, she opens the door and sees no one. Suddenly she hears a voice and looks down and sees a man with no arms or legs sitting on her door mat. She asks, “How can I help You?”, he replies, “I’m answering your ad in the drug store for man wanted. She then kindly asks, “How do you meet the qualifications in the ad?’’ He answers, ”Well Mam, I won’t beat you for I have no arms, I can’t run around on you, I have no legs. She asks, “Well how about the sexual satisfaction part?”…. “I rang the doorbell didn’t I”, he replied.
Dog vs Cat
A dog and cat were arguing as to who is the favorite of Humans. The dog says, “Humans like us more They have even named a tooth (canine) after us. Naming such an important body part after us shows they like us more.” The cat smiles, rolls over, stretches and says, “You know. are really not going to win this one”
A father and son went hunting together for the first time. The father said “Stay here and be very quiet. I’ll be across the field.” A little while later the father heard a blood-curdling scream and ran back to his son asking, “What’s wrong? I told you to be quiet!” The son answered, “Look, I was quiet when the snake slithered across my feet. I was quiet when the bear breathed down my neck. But when the two chipmunks crawled up my pant legs and said ‘Should we eat them here or take them with us?’ I panicked...”
The Brass Plaque
The priest walked into the vestibule one early Sunday morning. He saw a young boy gazing intently up at a large brass plaque on the wall. Curious, he walked up to the boy. Before he could say anything, the boy turned to him and, pointing at the plaque, asked, “What’s that?” The priest responded, smiling, “Oh those are the names of the men who died while in the service.” Wide-eyed the boy gazed up at the priest and asked, “Was it the 8:30 service or the 10:30 service?”
When I Grow up
A teacher asks her class, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Little Johnny says “I wanna be a billionaire, going to the most expensive clubs, take the best lady with me, give her a Ferrari worth over a million bucks, an apartment in Hawaii, a mansion in Paris, a jet to travel through Europe, an Infinite Visa Card and to make love to her three times a day”. The teacher, shocked, and not knowing what to do with the bad behavior of the child, decides not to give importance to what he said and then continues the lesson. “And you, Susie? “ the teacher asks. Susie says “I wanna be Johnny’s lady.”
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