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City OKs police review board despite public skepticism

Tallahassee city commissioners voted unanimously on Wednesday to create a citizens’ police review board. Ordinance No. 20-O-31 had been introduced Sept. 9 to form a citizens’ police review board and the decision was made to hold a public hearing on the issue. According to City Attorney Cassandra Jackson, the ordinance […]

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FAMU awarded two new grape patents

FAMU’s College of Agriculture & Food Sciences has been granted two new grape patents. This is a huge accomplishment for the university and, more specifically, for the FAMU Center for Viticulture and Small Fruits Research. The researchers at the center have named these two new strains of muscadine grape plants: […]

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COVID and anxiety: Two sides of same coin

Despite the novel coronavirus currently wrecking global havoc, a mischievous sidekick has tip-toed its way into our peripheral of wellness and into the bodies of people all over the world — anxiety. While the coronavirus has spread like wildfire with the pandemic’s death toll rising just above 1 million world-wide […]

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Concerns about voting surface as election nears

As Florida joins the multi-state Electronic Registration Information Center, also known as ERIC, any registered voter who requested a public record exemption in Leon County, has been sent an invitation to register to vote. ERIC is intended to decrease the occurrence of voter fraud and increase security for voter protection […]

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Vote-by-mail a safe alternative during pandemic

Every four years, America votes for a new president or reelects the current president to serve a second term.  But this year is different. With the COVID-19 pandemic cases arising, a majority of people are leery of standing in line to vote at their local precinct. Now, the Florida Division […]

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TikTok, Black creators and hate speech

Trinitee Hassan is determined to not feel intimidated. The Florida A&M student went from simply trying to spread awareness on racial injustice to receiving hundreds of racist comments on the popular social media platform TikTok. And now she believes the social media app treats Black creators poorly — at best. […]

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Electoral Commission thwarts freshmen candidates

Florida A&M University’s Student Senate held its weekly Zoom meeting on Monday where senators heard concerns by freshmen regarding the upcoming fall elections. Two freshmen candidates for senator said the Electoral Commission prevented them from having their names on FAMU’s election ballot. Student Senate hopefuls Ariel Burks and YuKwon Toney […]