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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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‘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 […]

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Literacy fuels page-turner

    Books are never written without inspiration. International best-selling authors such as Maya Angelou, J.K. Rowling and Stephen King were all roused by something in the development of their books. However, inspiration alone is never enough to carry a pen across paper, or fingers across a keyboard. Reggie Cuyler […]

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Play delves into struggles of modern women

Ntozake Shange’s 1975 play “For Colored Girls who Have Considered Suicide/ When the Rainbow is Enuf” shocked and awed audiences. Through an unconventional combination of dance and poetry on stage, it was a snapshot of what it meant to be a “colored” woman in the United States. 35 years later, […]

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Faust parodies political issues

Buckets of gelatin and radioactive dogs might bring big laughs to the audience, but behind the laughter and madness, there is a deep underlying message about the state of our country. Tallahassee theater troupe, Mickee Faust, brings to the community and students what is described as an “explosive cabaret” called […]

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College experience transforms out-of-state student

Shawnna Nichole Press, a 19-year-old pre-social work student from Mascoutah, Ill., is a sole survivor. Venturing to Tallahassee on a whim following her graduation in May 2009, Press planned to attend Chicago State University. Instead, after an extremely dysfunctional summer with her family, she ended up at Florida A&M University […]