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Sisters promote natural hair

Valencia and Denise Jones, owners of Mandisa Ngozi Art and Braiding Gallery, are celebrating their 20th anniversary as business women. Valencia Jones opened the salon in 1990 at Florida A&M  while she was a student, and used her skills to help pay her way through college. Denise Jones graduated with […]

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Summitt tackles black psyche

The first National Conference on African/Black Psychology took place on Sept. 10 and 11 in the FAMU Pharmacy building, held in honor of its own Kobi K. K. Kambon.  The conference focused on the discussion of Kambon’s work and his contributions to the field of African/black psychology. It studied at […]

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FAMU launches hip-hop institute

Florida A&M welcomes the Institute for Hip Hop and Music Industry Studies. The institute was created to not only enlighten students on hip-hop, but to have a research center where hip-hop can be critically analyzed.  Students will have access to digital archives to explore the historical significance of hip-hop. The […]

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Vintage trend helps students’ budgets

The faint aroma of history that lay in the seams of vintage clothing made its way throughout the historic warehouse. The rareness and construction of the classic garments captivated new shoppers as they spent their first Friday at The Other Side Vintage in Railroad Square. First time shopper, Scott Pollenz, […]

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Co-ed drops second album

Tampa Bay’s Entertainer of the Year at age 16, opening act for legendary artists like B.B. King and Tony Bennett and a debut CD at age 18 are just a few of sophomore Bernard “BK” Jackson’s accomplishments. Like the title of his first album says, the up-and-coming musician is “On […]

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Inge Preps for Retirement

The office of student activities is flooding in and out with students, each of them trying to get a moment of Saundra Inge’s time. Some come in to get papers signed and approved for events, others are there just to say hello. Her office desk is covered with papers; it seems […]

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Musical comedy appeals to young adult audience

Audience members described the play “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” as “sexy, hilarious, interesting, and all-around fabulous.” The production premiered last Thursday and will run through Sept. 29 at the Tallahassee Little Theatre located on Thomasville Road. The production is based on the book written by Jeffrey Lane, which later became a […]

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FAMU Essential Theatre prepares for upcoming shows

  Auditions were tense as students made final preparations and directors evaluated the actors, each auditioning for their respective roles. Dez’Aray Watkins, 19, is auditioning for the roles of Topaz and Amethyst in the play “Since ’76.” “I am apprehensive [and] have butterflies in my tummy,” said Watkins. “I was […]

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Poets Celebrate 12th Anniversary

While many students barbecued, swam and hung out with friends on Labor Day, the BlackTalk Poetry troupe kicked off their 12th annual Black on Black Rhyme anniversary week. The organization chose to have a cookout as its week’s opener Sunday. Events included a church service, karaoke and an open mic […]

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National Juried Art Exhibition

Many associate art with the Mona Lisa or even just a splattered canvas. Art can be the ability to express movement, color, light and life through a piece of work. Foster -Tanner Fine Arts Gallery held an opening reception for their second annual Pinnacle National Juried Art Exhibition on Sept. […]