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Card game sparks freshman gathering

  Two freshman cousins split the $50 prize awarded at the second Gibbs Hall Spades Tournament, hosted by the Junior Class of 2012. The juniors used the popular game of spades to reach out to freshmen. The event is a part of FAMU Junior Week 2010. Approximately 30 students ranging […]

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Magazine features faculty, student pieces

 Students have the opportunity to publish their poetry or art in the FAMU CaKe Journal.   CaKe, a Journal of Poetry & Art, is a literary magazine published by students and faculty consisting of original poems, short stories and artwork. The journal has published four issues and will print its […]

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Motherhood versus sexuality

As the school bus came to a stop, the only thing on Tai’Quay Smith’s mind was getting home to tell her mom how the neighborhood kids were teasing her again. This time, an entire bus full of classmates chased her down the street, taunting her until she reached her apartment. […]

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Holidays bring new struggle

The way I’ve been feeling and my treatments have been going, I didn’t think I would make it out of Tallahassee to visit my grandmother in New Jersey any time soon.  The trip was planned as a birthday gift, but I was afraid to book my ticket in advance before […]

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Single mother support group overlooked

What’s supposed to be a room full of single mothers, sharing and relieving the stresses of their week, is empty. The support group provides an opportunity for expecting and single mothers at Florida A&M University to talk, vent and socialize with other mothers who share similar life experiences. Attendance is […]

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‘Since ’76’ touches the modern black woman

The curious, yet anxious audience filled the theater. Everyone came to find out what happened ‘Since ’76’. They soon found out not much has changed. ‘Since ’76’, written by the Rev. Shirlene Holmes, picks up where Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf” […]

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Collegiate poets duke it out in the ring

“I do this for poetry,” the mantra of Florida A&M’s own AijuswannaPOET poetry team, perfectly captured the atmosphere at the second annual Tallahassee collegiate poetry slam. The competition, held at Florida State’s Oglesby Student Union, featured eight teams of five poets representing FSU, FAMU and the University of Florida.    The […]

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‘Sesame Street’ segment promotes pride in natural hair

      The beloved and educational television show, “Sesame Street,” recently aired a video of a brown muppet “rocking” an Afro, singing about loving her hair. Some of the lyrics sung by 9-year old Chantylla “Chauncey” Johnson include: “Don’t need a trip to the beauty shop. ‘Cause I love […]

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Weekly event promotes global understanding on FAMU campus

Global Coffee Hour is a new initiative on campus to spread cultural awareness that takes place each week at 5 p.m., in the Florida A&M University Rec Center. It is an opportunity for students to expand their horizons and learn about different cultures. Every week, there will be a different […]

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Foster-Tanner art exhibition showcases FAMU talent

Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery is hosting an art exhibition today, featuring art from two graduating seniors in the art department. The event is from 6 – 8 p.m. and is free to the public; business casual attire is mandatory to gain entrance. Ja’rel Dawson, 24, a senior fine arts major […]