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Still waiting for the ‘Year of the Woman’

Historically, the term “Year Of the Woman” was formulated in the late 1960s. However, the term wasn’t popularized in the media until 1992 when a wave of women complained that Anita Hill, who testified that Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas had been sexually inappropriate with her, was mistreated by an […]

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Judge Baker inspires

On Nov. 3, 2020, Tiffany Baker became the youngest African American woman to be elected judge in the Second Judicial Circuit at 35. This was not just a huge win for Baker’s law career, but a historical moment for Black women and girls in the state of Florida.  Baker defeated […]

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Body positivity a challenge

If you were to take a look back into the early 2000s, you’d see the ideal body type for a woman: a small waist, small legs, small arms. Overall, a slim figure.  Now, in the year 2022, that has seemed to change, but not to a more realistic, relatable or […]

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Freedom unchained

When the feminist movement started, women engaged in intense discussion and sought to abandon social norms, earn respect and gain political rights. Today, the movement has transformed to include physical liberation and women are finding new ways of breaking from patriarchal standards. The modern-day feminist movement is gaining traction on […]

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Two can play this game

The melodic art of music has united and divided people for centuries. Whether it be genre versus genre or artist versus artist, music lovers everywhere will go to war for music that they grew up with, rappers from their hometown and songs that brought them out of dark places.  An […]

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Women making gains in STEM

The science, technology, engineering and math [STEM] fields are dominated by men, making it hard for women to break through in these disciplines, especially in positions of leadership. Nonetheless, we’re starting to break that barrier.   According to The Census, women jumped from 8% of STEM workers in 1970 to 27% […]

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Women taking over Marching 100

When you think of a member of the Florida A&M University’s  Marching 100, do you picture a man or a woman? If you picture a man there may be a reason. The music industry is male dominated. Statistics prove that men make up 60.4% of all music related occupations.  FAMU’s […]

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Sisterhood is powerful

Behind every successful woman, there is an army of others on her team rooting for her. Many realize this early on in life with their mom at the heart of their support system, but oftentimes there is a disconnect once they enter the outside world.  The thought of being inferior […]

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Shrimp Stop hosts grand opening

A new restaurant has opened just minutes from Florida A&M’s campus. While the restaurant, Shrimp Stop has been up and operating for some time, Saturday was the grand opening. Shrimp Stop is owned by two individuals, Roy Anderson and Thaddeus Ward, whose friendship goes back more than 30 years. Anderson […]

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Minto needed a purpose. She ‘nailed’ it

A local business owner, Tiyana Minto, found success within her nail business, Virtuous Nails, creating a legacy that will forever be remembered. With a talent for creativity and entrepreneurship, Minto, 21, used her lessons from FAMU’s School of Business and Industry to launch her self-taught nail business. In the beginning, […]