Author: Ronnie Mackey Jr.

Sports

Rattler Athletes Champions in the Community

courtesy of Tallahassee WCTV Florida A&M University [FAMU] athletes not only perform like champions on the field but make their marks as life champions in the community as well. Rattler athletes took some time out of their busy morning schedules to volunteer in the community for their “Meals on Wheels” […]

Sports

Women’s Volleyball Season Preview

Courtesy of rattlernation.blogspot.com Florida A&M University (FAMU) women’s volleyball team opens up the season tonight at 7 p.m. in the Al Lawson Center. FAMU will co-host Friday’s FAMU-FSU Invitation. The lady Rattlers will face Xavier of Ohio in tonight’s home opener with hopes of having a great start to an […]

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The Board of Governors asks FAMU to Change Work Plan

The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Board of Trustees (BOT) was given a second chance Sept. 3 at the Board of Governors (BOG) meeting in Gainesville, Fla. Out of the 12 schools, FAMU was the only institution asked to revise its work plan. President Elmira Mangum made an appearance at the […]

Lifestyles

Afro-Cuban drummer performs at Mission San Luis

Kenneth Burney and the Eru Chambo Band. Photo courtesy of dos.myflorida.com The Florida Folklife Program (FFP) as a part of its folklife artist in residence program held its annual evening concert at Mission San Luis on Thursday night, bringing to town one of Florida’s most highly regarded Afro-Cuban musicians, Kenneth Burney […]

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LGBT Rights for Foster Youth

The Department of Children and Families are making it suitable for all children, regardless of their sexual identity, to be protected while under the state's care. The main objective is to bring uniformity to foster homes. According to AdoptKidsUs.Org, more than 250,000 children in the U.S. enter the foster care […]

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Floridians for Solar Choice Make Strides for Alternative Energy

Floridians could soon have a choice when it comes to their  electricity. In August, the solar power supporter group known as Floridians for Solar Choice collected more than 100,000 signatures to have their case heard in court. Floridians for Solar Choice wants businesses to sell up to two megawatts of […]

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Candle Light Vigil given for fallen Rattler.

23-year-old Julius Johnson-Rich. Courtesy of Office of Student Affairs. Friends and family of the late Julius Johnson-Rich gathered together as they paid their respects to a fallen Rattler. Julius Johnson-Rich, 23, passed August 31, 2015 after suffering a seizure, leading to cardiac arrest. The memorial took place at First Baptist […]

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Candle Light Vigil given for fallen Rattler.

23-year-old Julius Jonhson-Rich Friends and family of the late Julius Johnson-Rich gathered together as they paid their respects to a fallen Rattler. Julius Johnson-Rich, 23, passed August 31, 2015 after suffering a seizure, leading to cardiac arrest. The memorial took place at First Baptist Church, followed by a candlelight vigil […]

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Rattlers take on New Journey

L-R (1,3,4,5 and 6) TayVon Lucas, Jasmine Smith, Kayla Brown, Dianna Smith, Aaron Judson. Five former Florida A&M University (FAMU) Rattlers begin their new journey together as Tigers at Tuskegee University (TU) School of Veterinary Medicine in Alabama. The school of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee was established in 1945. Jasmine […]