Author: Dia Blackmon


Volunteers find lessons in culture at Hispanic heritage event

 Volunteers filled Kleman Plaza Saturday to contribute to the third annual Tally Fiesta, a yearly event to celebrate Hispanic heritage.   Organizers said the event's mission remains the same: to teach and share the Spanish-speaking cultures with the Tallahassee community.   “While attending Florida State University I came to the […]


Cultures meet at Tally Fiesta 2014

The smell of spices and herbs filled the air along with the sound of horns and laughter Saturday as different nationalities came together to celebrate and learn about the Hispanic culture. Tallahassee is filled with different cultures and unlike south Florida, “there isn’t so much of one particular culture,” said […]


Students warm up to FAMU Village

Standing six-stories, the 244,722 square-foot building, Florida A&M University Village is the newest addition to campus. The new dormitory houses 800 single-occupancy bedrooms, the largest offering at the university. Students say the Village, as it is commonly known, is a step up from past on-campus accommodations. Workers continue landscaping and […]


FAMU Village opens

University officials opened Florida A&M Village Thursday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Florida A&M’s president Thursday touted the university’s new dorms as another major addition to a campus trying to be more student centered. Elmira Mangum was speaking at a ribbon-cutting ceremony where she and other university officials welcomed students to […]


Owusu-Ansah Agyapong: A happy man

Owusu-Ansah Agyapong Owusu-Ansah Agyapong was the heart and soul to the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice. Kirshner Saintil, a graduate assistant from Miami, described his former professor as "a guy who loved life and a man who encouraged his students to love life as well." He was "always happy, […]


Saturday in Photos:09/13/2014

Tallahassee residents sought out hair care advice, learned about Latin culture and took a trip through the Caribbean and South America in three separate events on Saturday. Check back soon for full stories on the Third Annual Natural Health and Hair Expo, Tally Fiesta 2014 and the annual African-Caribbean Concert […]


City launches DRVN 850

City officials launched a new drivers’ awareness campaign Tuesday to coincide with new features that are being added to Tallahassee roads. DRVN 850 teaches residents to use back-in angle parking spaces, roundabouts, mid-block pedestrian crossing signals and bike boxes. Mayor John Marks walked alongside nearly one dozen kindergarteners as they […]


Spring is the most stressful semester

Cramming for tests, studying late at night, doing group projects and turning in assignments before it's too late are signs of the end of spring semester. For the past three years, the spring has repeatedly been the most stressful semester for me. Applying for scholarships, waiting on internship interviews, debating […]