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FAMU student faces sentencing

Florida A&M University alumnus Marcus Barrington left the Leon County Federal Building Friday afternoon in the custody of U.S. Marshals.  Reports stated that Barrington showed no emotion after hearing the final verdict. The rehabilitation of a person who commits a crime doesn’t depend on the severity of the punishment but […]

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A month to celebrate women

After centuries-old discrimination, we finally approach the last days of a well overdue celebration. March, the dawn of spring, has long been designated as the month for us to acknowledge our appreciation for  women.  Abigail Adams, wife of late President John Adams and mother to late President John Q. Adams, […]

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A university dress code should be enforced

Last week, as I stood outside of the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication, I watched dress code violators walk by wearing sagging pants, sexually suggestive graphic tee shirts and liquid leopard tights to class.  This led me to believe there was some sort of policy against professional dress code. […]

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Facebook page lands an officer in serious trouble

Police officers are hired to protect and serve. They are the people trusted to keep the community safe and free of danger. But what happens when officers of the law don’t live up to what’s expected of them? According to CNN, an officer in Indiana is currently under investigation for […]

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All missing children need coverage

Nancy Grace, CNN’s television host for the self-titled headline news analysis program, has gained a massive amount of attention for the recent kidnapping cases she has covered on her show. On her show she expresses her deep concern for the victims in these cases.  Grace takes her job seriously and […]

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Irresponsible landlords force renters onto street

When people rent a place to live they might as well flush their money down the drain. Sadly enough that phrase has become a reality for Lisa Brown of Long Island, NY., according to CNN.com. Brown paid her rent on time every month, only to find that the house had […]

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Trigger happy cops threaten safety

With a Palm Beach County Sheriff deputy’s rifle pointed straight at him, my boyfriend’s first instinct was to reach for the cellular phone in his pocket to call his employer and “clear everything up.” My biggest nightmare is losing someone that I love. And Sunday that could have happened. Keith […]

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New housing proposal to bring homeowners relief

At the zenith of the housing crisis, homeowners have had to stretch their earnings to be able to afford their monthly mortgages. Now, President Obama’s housing plan will help many borrowers reduce those monthly payments by 31 percent. Given that the current economic crisis has turned a lot of financial […]

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Uninsured rise with the job loss

The worsening economy drives motorists to do the unthinkable—ride uninsured and risk losing license privileges or going to jail. According to the 2007-2008 Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Report, approximately 2.4 million licenses have been revoked in Florida.  This average is 30 percent higher than rates between […]

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Immigrants deserve fair deal

During the past few years, American citizens have faced many hardships due to the declining economy.  President Barack Obama has strategized and developed laws in order to ensure a positive livelihood for all Americans. Of the many debatable topics that weave into legislative conversation, is the slew of issues tied […]