Author: Ciera Campbell


FAMU Student Supreme Court reaches a decision for spring elections

Florida A&M University’s Student Supreme Court voted Monday in favor of a new presidential and vice presidential election, which will be held March 16-23. Voting will be available on FAMU’s campus, including the College of Law. Following the FAMU spring elections on Feb. 22, the Student Supreme Court discovered that […]


Tallahassee City Commission approves 2016 work plan for allocated properties

The Tallahassee City Commission held a workshop Wednesday to respond to recommendations provided by the Leon County’s Department of Planning. The workshop recommended implementing new infrastructure on Gaines Street, Midtown, Monroe Street, Market district and other Tallahassee corridors. Cherie Bryant, planning manager for the Tallahassee-Leon County Planning Department introduced staff […]


Leon County board of commission holds workshop on infant mortality

The Board of Leon County Commission met Tuesday to discuss infant mortality awareness with a panel of health experts. The workshop was designed to introduce issues surrounding infant mortality–the death of a baby before his or her first birthday. Infant mortality factors include the mother’s health, environmental surroundings and educational […]


FAMU Spring SGA and Royal Court elections are underway

Courtesy of Ciera Campbell Hundreds gathered at the Candidates Meeting Sunday in the Grand Ballroom. The event, sponsored by the Florida A&M University Electoral Commission, served as the kickoff event for Royal Court and Student Government Association hopefuls. The meeting allowed candidates to introduce themselves to the student body and […]


Blueprint 2000 and City of Tallahassee hosts FAMU Way Community Meeting

Courtesy of Stephen Gude Jr./ The Famuan The City of Tallahassee and Blueprint 2000 shared their current projects and proposed ideas with Tallahassee residents Tuesday at the Smith-Williams Service Center Annex Hall. Autumn Calder, senior planner for Blueprint 2000, introduced the new proposed designs surrounding Coal Chute pond. “We have […]


Student Health Services Sponsors Domestic Violence Seminar

Dr. Melvena Wilson, Coordinator, Health Promotion & Outreach Student Health Services informing the student body on domestic violence. Photo Courtesy of Yayri Hazell  As October draws to an end, so does Domestic Violence Awareness month. Student Health Services partnered with The Alpha Eta Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Big Sister […]


Green Coalition Club Host Campus Cleanup

Florida A&M University’s Green Coalition Club held a campus wide clean up on Saturday from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Registered students and organizations were invited to help embellish the campus property while receiving volunteer hours and a meal. Andrea Pugh, a fourth-year environmental science student from Saginaw, Mich. and president of […]


Fall Prevention Fair and Screening

Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare (TMH) Trauma and Neuroscience Centers sponsored the second annual Fall Prevention Awareness Day at the Tallahassee Senior Center on Wednesday.   The awareness program invited local residents to a day full of medical attention, such as screenings for blood pressure, balance and strength, and medication reviews. Dr. […]


Dance for the Kids

Students of Florida State University strapped on their dancing shoes for their 20th Anniversary Dance Marathon. This 40-hour event in Donald L. Tucker Civic Center gave over 2,000 students an opportunity to raise money for terminally ill children. The dance marathon ended March 1.  The dance marathon's opening ceremony began with […]


Media darkens the black image

  The negative depictions of African-Americans in the media have done incalculable damage to how blacks are actually perceived in society. In history, African-Americans spoke freely to their oppressors, enlightening them with sophisticated speeches. Even with nonviolent actions, society portrays African-Americans violently in the news. African-Americans have taken beatings because […]