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Florida Sentinel: November 20, 2015

Trinity CME Church Black Pearl Awards.  Trinity CME Church will present Black Pearl Awards to select women of faith at its Annual Women’s Day Celebration on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at its 11:15AM and 3PM services. Women who have quietly and unselfishly rendered decades of services to the community in the areas of religion, arts, volunteerism, music, health, media, youth mentoring, military or other areas of service will be celebrated.  The 2015 Black Pearl award recipients are Eunice Butts, Doris Cannon (Purple Passion), Diane Hart, Gwen Hayes, Florence Howell, Josephine Hubbard, Bonnie James, Denise Meteye James, Venus Jones, Ruth Jefferson, Lillie Mae Iglis, Paula Kay, Ruth McNair, and Sonji Rhanes, who like a Black Pearl are described as “extremely rare,” “strong,” “The Pearl of Queens,” a symbol of “ hope for wounded hearts”, “truth”, “wisdom,”” healing” and “life.”


Tampa Tribune: September 27, 2015

Molina Healthcare honors six local heros.  Molina Healthcare of Florida recently celebrated the good deeds of six community heroes at its sixth annual Community Champions Awards. One of this year’s winners was Bonnie James of Temple Terrace.


Molina Healthcare of Florida: September 21, 2015 

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Molina Healthcare of Florida Recognizes Unsung Heroes at Sixth Annual Community Champions Awards Ceremony.  Molina Healthcare of Florida recently celebrated the good deeds of six community heroes at its sixth annual Community Champions Awards. The ceremony was held at the Orlando Science Center in Orlando. This year’s winners included Sharon Warner of Orlando, Haki Nkrumah of Winter Garden, Kathy and Tony Gautsch of Sanford, Julie Barrow of Daytona Beach, Bonnie James of Temple Terrace and Patricia Robbins of Homestead.


Fox 13 Tampa Bay: November 19, 2014

Extraordinary Ordinaries: Kingdom Kids of Tampa Bay.  What started as an effort to help foster children has since grown into a whole organization dedicated to helping people of all ages. Bonnie James is behind it all, and she’s this week’s Extraordinary Ordinary.  MYFOXTAMPABAY.COM | FOX 13 News  (no longer available)


Tampa Bay Times: February 25, 2012 

Kid, teachers work in Saturday Academies to boost FCAT scores.  Another reason to like Saturday Academy: Bonnie James’ hot breakfasts.  Each week, the mother of Robles music teacher Shenita Washington volunteers to bring the kids waffles, sausage patties, scrambled eggs, juice and milk.  “I love Robles,” said James, who pays for the food with donations through her charity, Kingdom Kids of Tampa Bay.  Her reward, she said, is watching the children eat well.  “You can just see in the kids’ eyes there are a lot of needs,” James said. “They are very appreciative.”