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Profanity and soap go hand in hand

When facing confrontations about doing something wrong, our initial reactions usually include finding an excuse or justification. Typically, I don’t like to turn simple situations into ‘right-or-wrong’ scenarios, but I believe there should be a limit to the amount of effort one puts into finding and presenting these excuses.   Jordan […]

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Barrington’s punishment fits the crime

It was tough to sit in a courtroom on March 27 and listen to a jury decide the fate of former Florida A&M University student, Marcus Barrington. No, a kinship did not exist between us; we only had a few encounters. But that day, life was an object. A 12-member […]

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SGA’s open door policy just lip-service

Yesterday, I walked into Florida A&M’s Student Government offices with hopes of having a brief discussion with Student Body President Gallop Franklin. However, I was shut down and locked-out, literally. I knocked on his door and from his seat he yelled, “I’m busy doing ‘some work.’” He said he would […]

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Financial revamp overdue

With the G20 summit scheduled to start next week in Pittsburgh, President Barack Obama in his weekly radio address Saturday, focused on the need for a consumer protection agency and continued his push for more Wall Street reforms. “We cannot allow the thirst for reckless schemes that produce quick profits […]

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Balanced coverage needed

Florida A&M University finally made front-page news for something other than administrative and financial woes. But this time, the coverage wasn’t any better. In my 20 years of living in Tallahassee, I’ve seen FAMU on the front page between 40 to 50 times, give or take. Out of those 40 […]

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Profanity in eyes of beholder

I completely understand that words have power.  The “N” word and other racial slurs are some of the most hurtful words in existence.  But these words are hurtful because of the historical and downright mean intent behind them. The words hurt because they were specifically designed to hurt us. Compare […]

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Successful, unmarried: a dismal reality for black women

42.4 percent. According to Golden Brooks’ character, Suzette, from “Something New,” 42.4 percent of educated black women will not be married. That statement alone gives me crow’s feet. I try to keep that very large and depressing percentage in context whenever I feel I may be slipping into my “high-maintenance” […]

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FAMU PD cracking down on student ‘posers’

There is now tighter security and observation for people that loiter around Florida A&M’s campus.   According to a statement released in the Tallahassee Democrat from FAMU Police Chief Calvin Ross, “officers have been vigilant about keeping their eyes open for ‘non students’ who are lurking around campus in the […]

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Obama’s celebrity hinders public opinion

  You know, President Obama has quite a few issues on his abdominally large plate.  Health care, war, recession, racists, you name it, Obama is dealing with it.   Obama is currently wading through a swamp of problems and none of them look like they’re going to be solved soon.  […]

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Thursday football games seem to scare fans away

The home team is off to a great start this season. Equipped with a relatively competitive schedule, four of our games will be featured on ESPN-U via live broadcast or podcast for this semester. Three out of four of those are scheduled for a Thursday contest, which garners live national […]