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Tallahassee turns into a winter wonderland

Candy Cane Lane entrance located in McCarty Park. | Photo credit: Keyonna A. Howcott Tallahassee’s Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs Department turned the city’s downtown into a winter wonderland on Saturday. It’s what happens every first Saturday in December — Winter Festival: A Celebration of Lights, Music and Arts. According to Mario Palmentieri, recreation […]


FAMU students giving back during holiday season

Members of the Beta Nu chapter of Alpha Phi Alpa Fraternity, Inc. at the gift station for the Angel Treein Coleman library, Marquis Bent (left) and Stanley Smith (right) |Photo credit: De'Bria Payne This holiday season at Florida A&M University (FAMU), the Beta Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, […]


Mayor Gillum hosts annual Tallahassee Innovation Partnership pitch night

On Tuesday, Nov 14, Mayor Andrew Gillum hosted the second annual Tallahassee Innovation Partnership Pitch Night. Hosted at The Gathering on Madison Street, entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs came to Pitch Night to mingle and network with local business people. They were eager to share their ideas with other members of […]


Students’ reactions to security on and off campus

Blue light emergency system located on FAMU's campus with Gibbs Hall in the rear. | Photo credit: Amari Godwin While there has been a lack of security at off campus housing facilities, students at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU) have voiced their concerns about safety off campus in comparison […]


FAMU Professor gets scam call

Professor Melanie White and her family. | Photo credit: Melanie Whtie  When Professor Melanie White’s foundation of speech class concluded, she received an anonymous call. The caller told White that her husband had been in an accident and hit the caller’s seven-year-old nephew while pulling out of a gas station. […]


How Hollywood is sleeping on the movie about being “Woke”

Movie poster for Get Out. Photo credit: Youtube While black America was gushing over Jordan Peele’s 2017 hit movie “Get Out” and its message about systematic racism and social consciousness, Hollywood had other thoughts. The cultural phenomenon is competing as a comedy, rather than a drama, at the 2018 Golden […]


PBM and SISTUHS team up to celebrate Founder’s Week

Members of both SISTUHS and Progressive Black Men at the set promoting their organization. Photo credit: Sydne Vigille Having founder’s day nearly a week in separation, Progressive Black Men, Inc. (PBM) and SISTUHS, Inc. at Florida A&M University (FAMU) collaborated to have a service week to celebrate. PBM, Inc. was […]


FAMU’s Urban Garden

Aneshia Gordon remembers back when the now beautiful garden was just grass. Photo credit: Junon Jean  Through the 2015 “Home Depot: Retool Your School,” Florida A&M University (FAMU) won $30 thousand to put towards equipment and supplies for the beautification of the university through the Eco-lab and garden. FAMU’s Urban […]


FAMU alumna holds second toy drive

Shakira White with last years batch of gifts. Photo Credit: Yasmire Whigham With winter approaching, there are numerous community efforts going on to ensure the holiday spirit floods the city of Tallahassee. For the second time, Shaakira White, who is an alumna of Florida A&M University (FAMU), has held a […]