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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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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 […]

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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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Untimely death puts focus on health risk

 Recently, we lost a beloved rattler to the rare blood disease, meningococcemia. Meningococcemia spreads through contact of an infected person. The disease can cause death within 24 hours and the symptoms include rash, fever, headache and anxiety. According to the National Meningitis Association website, Courtney Simms’ death is projected to […]

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Please turn off your black ‘cent

 “Yo, and like the slave master just merked his little brother,” said my classmate during her oral report on Frederick Douglass’ slave narrative. “And you know his mother didn’t bang with him like that.” I sat there befuddled. Was she really serious? She had to know she was talking about […]

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Fee hikes take effect without warning

As universities deal with millions in state budget cuts, administrators are looking to tuition and fees to make up the difference. This fall, students should expect to pay up to 15 percent more in tuition than last year, along with a first-time technology fee and other fee hikes. Tuition at […]

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Recent outbursts leave bad taste

It is no wonder why some international residents think Americans are uncouth. A few of the outbursts that have been vomiting across the national stage have been somewhat embarrassing, to say the least. Living in what USA Today referred to as, “a nation of boors,” I’ve learned to be prepared […]

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Security issues hit campuses here and nationwide

Just how safe are our college campuses? Four mishaps on campuses across the nation this past month is proof that security loopholes are prevalent everywhere. On September 3, a Spelman College student was fatally shot while walking through the Atlanta University Center. That weekend, a 17-year-old boy was taken into […]

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Giveaway pushes materialism

Children look to adults for answers they cannot answer themselves.            Sometimes adults do not realize when children are watching, but children are always learning. A classroom setting is not necessary to gain knowledge. One early Thursday evening, I was driving home from class listening to the radio. Tallahassee’s […]