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‘Change’ comes to FAMU this weekend

“Change it Up II: The Look of Love” is a production filled with poets, emcees and actors blending spoken word styles.  Each element is centered on one theme: love.  “Generally we do plays,” said Kimberly Harding, a theatre professor and director of the production. “About four or five years ago, […]

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Crash Victim Stays Positive

  Glenneisha Darkins, 19, abandoned the burning Monte Carlo with her friends in tow and Bible in her purse. She followed her friends to the ’99 GMC Yukon her group was trailing, completely unaware that her bad road trip was about to turn worse.   Nov. 24 was the date […]

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Maya Angelou: ‘Look for good within the bad’

Maya Angelou was helped slowly on to the stage with her hand held by a younger man who eased her into her seat. Seemingly fragile, there was an immediate uncanny silence as she moved the microphone closer to her. As the lights dimmed, she began to sing with a surprisingly […]

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FAMU to co-sponsor Black College Spring Break cruise

Florida A&M’s Campus Recreation Center and Student Government Association are co-sponsoring a Black College Spring Break Cruise. The cruise is called Carnival Freedom, and will be leaving Fort Lauderdale, Fla. March 6. The cruise will travel to Key West, Grand Cayman Islands and Jamaica. The cost is $575, which includes […]

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Family death inspires non-profit Organization

After watching her grandmother die, a fourth-year social work student from Miami, Janay White, helped formed a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with her aunt, Sereda White.  “We just knew at that point my granny would have, if it was anyone else in the family, definitely been an advocate for pancreatic cancer,” […]

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Maya Angelou to speak at Florida A & M

Maya Angelou is one of the most influential voices of our time. She will appear at the Al Lawson Center for the 2010-2011 Lyceum series today at 7:30pm. A global renaissance woman, Angelou has been honored with several degrees, and her most popular works include poem “Phenomenal Women,” and the […]

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Farewell, Dr. Williams

Dr. Willie T. Williams was honored at her Retirement Celebration. Willie T. Williams greeted friends, colleagues and former students in a bright red two-piece suit and boutonniere at her retirement party Sun. evening at the Doubletree Hotel. A keyboard player to the right of the honoree table kept the mood […]

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Home, at last

  Renee Brown, 21, carried her 45-pound luggage and two smaller bags to a small corner of the Haven of Rest Rescue Mission, her new home. She stretched out her floor mat and fluffed her cold pillow between a bickering couple and a chain-smoking pregnant woman.   That night, and […]

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Alum creates new treats for mallgoers

  ‘The popcorn man,’ O’Neal Larkin, is making his mark one kernel at a time. Oct. 8, 2010, Larkin, a FAMU alumnus, opened up a gourmet popcorn shop, Pop Off. The business had been in the planning stage for over a year. Through research, he discovered the busiest spot in […]