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Faith Fuels Devout Student

His name means slave or servant of Allah. Nineteen-old Abdullah Islami, a second-year pharmacy student from Daytona Beach, Fla., is a devout generational Muslim and follows the Surahs (chapters) of the Qur’an. For Islami, the importance of religion and education began before he entered college, a lesson taught to him […]

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College of Arts and Sciences Honors Distinguished Alumni

In 1987, Florida A&M desired to honor the achievements of its graduates. As part of the Centennial Celebration, the College of Arts and Sciences unveiled four Galleries of Distinction. The galleries are tributes to graduates who have made significant contributions in their disciplines, organizations and communities at the local, national […]

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Activists Preach Safe Sex at HIV/AIDS Events

An assortment of condoms, dental dams and dildos were sprawled in front of two guest speakers in the lecture hall of the Meek-Eaton Black Archives building. Wednesday night, PUSH Productions held its final event in honor of women’s history month: “One Night Stand for HIV/AIDS.” Guest speakers included Jason Panda […]

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‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ Debuts at FAMU This Weekend

Based on the life and music of Thomas “Fats” Waller, the Tony award-winning revue “Ain’t Misbehavin’ ” is a swinging, finger-snapping, toe-tapping tribute to the black entertainers of the Harlem Renaissance in the early 1900s. Waller was a prolific jazz entertainer and comedian in the 1920s through the early 1940s. […]

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‘Real Talk’ Tonight for FAMU Men

“The Real Talk for Real Men” is an initiative open to all collegiate men at Florida A&M University scheduled for on Wednesday March 30, 2011, from 6 – 9 p.m. in the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication Lecture Hall.. The theme of the event is “The Importance of Making […]

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PUSH Productions Promotes Safe Sex at FAMU

What started as Ntozake Shange’s choreo-poem “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf,” was adapted into Tyler Perry’s hit film “For Colored Girls” in 2010. Florida A&M has joined the movement and is using the production’s themes to encourage female empowerment among students. PUSH Productions, […]

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Chris Brown matures and arouses fans in F.A.M.E.

Last Tuesday, Chris Brown’s album F.A.M.E, an acronym for Forgiving All My Enemies, dropped. I must admit that I was pleasantly and shockingly surprised by how good his album was, considering how “Graffiti” was a hit and miss. No pun intended. With “Deuces,” the extremely popular break-up/diss song starting out […]

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Florida A & M Students Rally for Cancer Cure

Students partied with a purpose for 18 hours Friday night to celebrate the lives of friends and loved ones lost to cancer. Student organizations raised money for the cause and all proceeds went to the American Cancer Society in hopes of finding a cure. Students joined hands around the track […]

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‘Sucker Punch’ Blindsides Viewers

Zack Synder, why do you torment me so? I have seen four of your movies, “Sucker Punch” included, and I still can’t decide if I hate you or love you. It’s not because your movies are decidedly mediocre. It’s because in my mind, you have two fantastic movies in “300” […]

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Historian Talks Achievements of Black Women

On March 24, the African-American Studies Department and the Meek-Eaton Archives center hosted an “African Achievements and Contributions” forum in Lee Hall Auditorium. Renowned author, historian and pioneer of African American women’s history, Darlene Clark Hine served as the Keynote speaker. Hine is a professor of history at Northwestern University […]