Author: Breana J. Burnett


Toddler Fatally Shot by Brother

A 6-year-old boy fatally shot his toddler brother while playing ‘cops and robbers’ in Chicago, Ill., Monday. The gun belongs to the children’s father, Michael Santiago, who was a former member of a gang and was in fear for his life. Joseph DiBella, the prosecutor, told a Cook County courtroom […]


Confederate Flag Removed from Florida Senate Seal

Senate democratic leader Arthenia Joyner was successful in removing the Confederate flag from the seal that marks the Florida Senate. The seal is located in the Senate chambers of the Florida Capitol and replicas appear throughout the Capitol. The seal is also included on Senate stationery. Joyner asked the senate […]


Local High School Hosts Coat Drive for Unprivileged Youth

James S. Rickards High School’s athletic department is hosting its first Coat Drive in partnership with PMathis & Associates, LLC. The purpose is to supply coats to elementary students as the colder months approach.   Earl Hankerson, the athletic director at Rickards High School, says that Rickards High School and […]


Women Should Take Precaution When using Uber

Alejandro Done, 47, of Boston, will spend 10 years in prison after he admitted to kidnapping and raping a woman he picked up as a passenger in Boston. Before being employed by Uber, Done, posed as an Uber employee. Done lured a woman traveling to Cambridge to his car, and told […]


Fraternity brings Awareness to Domestic Violence

In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Theta Nu Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity will host an annual S.O.S.: Saving Our Sisters concert. S.O.S. takes place at the end of October and features performances from poets, musicians, and dancers from Florida A&M, alongside the members of […]


Rattler Sinks Fangs Into Fashion

Gown design by Stephanie Foster Stephanie Foster, graduated from Florida A&M University’s School of Journalism and Graphic Communication in 2009. Standing six-feet tall, the former basketball player looking often encounters difficulty when searching for clothes. Foster, created Prissy Duck Designs to targets the fashion of tall woman between the ages of […]


Modification in Music: The Evolution of Hip-Hop

After taking several jabs in the hip-hop industry and featuring on some of the latest top songs with artists such as Drake, J. Cole, Miguel, and Robin Thicke, Kendrick Lamar takes round one with the release of Good Kid, M.A.A.D City. Macklemore, the quirky underdog of hip-hop, fights back with […]