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DeSantis wants to revoke Disney’s right to self-rule

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis voiced support for removing Disney World’s 55-year-old special status, which permits the entertainment giant to operate as an autonomous government around its Orlando theme park. It’s the latest development in DeSantis’ dispute with Disney, Florida’s largest private company, over a bill that prohibits schools from teaching […]

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Will Spring Preview lead to higher enrollment?

FAMU recently held its annual spring preview for incoming students, parents and alumni. The event has returned to in-person after two years in a virtual format as a result of the pandemic. Spring Preview is one of FAMU’s prime recruiting events which aims to get students inspired and motivated to […]

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Student Senate is looking to cut budget

The focus of this week’s Florida A&M University (FAMU) student senate meeting was the first read of the annual budget draft. The budget was expected to be $2.7 million, but the senate was told the budget is only $2.35 million. The meeting was led by Student senate President Zachary Bell. […]

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Local Black News Channel goes bust

When the Tallahassee-based TV network the Black News Channel launched two years ago, the journalists there hoped to cover stories in a different way. At the time, they said they were “dedicated to covering the unique perspectives, challenges and successes of Black and Brown communities.” It seemingly went well at […]

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More money for Floriday teachers

Teacher raises are coming to Florida’s public schools. Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on March 21 that he was approving $800 million for teacher pay raises in this year’s budget passed by the Florida Legislature, according to new4jax. It would be up to each school district to decide how to allocate […]

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It’s official: graduation no longer requires tickets

After six weeks of waiting, Florida A&M University rejoiced after hearing the eight ticket restriction for guests wanting to attend the spring 2022 commencement ceremony was officially removed yesterday. Senate Government Association President Carrington Whigham pushed for the removal of tickets, and the decision was approved by several school officials. […]

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Iman-Johnson, others endorse Marcelin

Former Tallahassee NAACP President Adner Marcelin, a candidate for City Commission Seat 5, hosted a news conference Wednesday in front of City Hall. Marcelin announced several endorsements, including the support of former City Commissioner Debbie Lightsey, former Mayor and Commissioner Dot Iman-Johnson, and former commissioners Bob Rackleff and Cliff Thaell, […]

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New skate park includes a rattler

FAMU Way, an almost completed city project that stretches from South Monroe Street west to Lake Bradford Road, is making significant progress on its third and final phase. Segment three, which includes a FAMU Way skate-able art project with a centerpiece of a tall rattler — FAMU’s mascot) — has […]