Author: Mack Green | Staff writer


Florida, DeSantis at a crossroads

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, Tallahassee continues to remain open. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state is “not going back” when asked about his plans for reverting to a lockdown at a news conference Tuesday, despite the thousands of new cases that are erupting, even setting a one day […]


Column: Why highly ranked Black athletes should attend HBCUs

Historically Black Colleges and Universities were originally created so that Black people had access to a college education. However, in today’s society, highly ranked Black athletes don’t even consider HBCUs and I believe that should change. Recently, Mikey Williams, a highly ranked basketball player for the class of 2023, tweeted, […]


How do we celebrate the Fourth of July this year?

2020 has undoubtedly been a difficult year nationally and globally. With a pandemic claiming hundreds of thousands of lives, rumors of World War III and a global revolution against police brutality sweeping through neighborhoods, this year is definitely unique. The focus on police brutality and systems of oppression still in […]


New partnership promotes textbook affordability

Students at Florida A&M University can plan on saving hundreds of dollars this school year now that FAMU has partnered with Cengage, an education and technology company. This will help students avoid the extensive financial burden of paying full price for books and other educational materials for the 2020-2021 academic […]


COVID-19’s effect on Black businesses

Since the 1860s, before the abolition of slavery, Black people have owned and operated successful businesses, thriving in industries such as food, clothing and beauty. Although there are, and have been, successful Black-owned businesses, there is a shortage of them nonetheless. According to, “Black people are almost 13% of […]

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Figueroa makes history

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference recently announced that Alelee Figueroa, 22, a May graduate ofFlorida A&M University, has been named the league’s Woman of the Year for  2019-2020. Since this announcement, the track and field champion has been overwhelmed with text messages of congratulations as she celebrates her achievement. “An honor […]


FAMU DRS students have two options this fall

Expect life and learning to be dramatically different this fall at the FAMU Developmental Research School. The administration at FAMU DRS held a virtual town hall on Tuesday to discuss the reopening plans for the 2020-2021 school year to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Many concerns were addressed […]


Masks are now mandatory

Leon County commissioners unanimously passed an emergency ordinance last week that requires all residents and visitors to wear a face mask in public businesses. Commission chairman Bryan Desloge said, “I will put in an order every week and adjust  based on the community’s response.” Some residents aren’t taking the face mask […]


Young people flock to the front lines

Young Americans with picket signs, bullhorns and face masks have flooded thousands of streets nationwide as protests against racism increase and the coronavirus pandemic continues to surge. The rest of the world is tuned in now, more than ever. George Floyd’s graphic death on Memorial Day in Minneapolis over a […]


Hall develops a following

As a kid and throughout adolescence,  it was apparent that Matthew Hall had a passion for shoes and fashion. He even won the best dressed superlative in his high school senior class. Hall, a curator, stylist, vendor and entrepreneur, is a graduate of Florida State University with a bachelor of […]