Author: Diajanae Jackson


Citizens React to Police Brutality

Americans, especially African Americans, are seeing a corrupt criminal justice system. It seems that many police officers’ No.1 excuse for killing a black man is for their protection. Several people turned to the Famuan in order to have their voices heard on police brutality. Professor Rudy-Jean Bart, an assistant professor […]


Townsend Returns to FAMU as Interim Athletic Director

Nelson Townsend was named interim Athletic Director at Florida A&M University after Kellen Winslow resigned Sunday night. A press conference was held this afternoon to introduce Townsend’s return. Townsend is a member of the President’s Alumni Advisory Board for Athletics. He served two terms as athletic director at FAMU that […]


All Saint Hop Yard Kick Off No Shave November

All Saint Hop Yard is kicking up momentum for the No-Shave November movement to spread awareness to cancer by growing their hair.  All Saints Hop Yard in Tallahassee, Fla., held its Second Annual No Shave November Beard Competition. The event was free to the public and included live music and […]


Alpha Xi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Host All Male Seminar

Alpha Xi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. spoke to Florida A&M university’s black men on “Achievement” to encourage self improvement. The seminar consisted of three topics: conflict resolution, leadership training and black male role model development. Pernell Mitchell, a member of Kappa Alpha Psi, introduced the seminar with […]


Students Shine In Jazz Recital

Jazz, rooted in African-American communities, is known for its vibrant cultural heritage. Those who attended the Jazz Recital Combo were treated to a variety of traditional and modern jazz styles. They performed seven songs including: “Sooner” by Cameron Dixon, “Speak Low” by Ogden Nash and “Caravan” by Juan Tizol. Each […]


“Cat-calling” Video Receives Surprising Backlash

The “cat-calling” video of the woman harassed while walking the New York City streets is receiving backlash for the representation of African American men. The video- created by Hollaback!, an activist organization against street harassment- first garnered sympathy for the woman getting verbal abuse. The public’s interest sparked after viewers […]


FAMU Student Finds Success in Self Made Fitness Program

Florida A&M University student Erin Grier launched his own fitness program to help students maintain healthy lifestyles by exercising and following nutritional diets. GrierFit targets Tallahassee students in need of a personalized fitness program by offering affordable hourly rates for college students. Grier started helping his friends build workout routines […]


Students Leading The Activism in the Millennial

The boisterous chanting of “Whose streets? Our Streets” filled the night air in Ferguson within minutes after the grand jury’s decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the killing of an unarmed teenager, Michael Brown. The melancholy call-and-response and feelings of discontent consumed the voices of those who protested. […]


Michael Brown’s Stepfather Faced With Possible Charges

Outrage and tension generated the streets of Ferguson by the grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown. The jury decided that no probable cause existed to file charges against Wilson. As a result, businesses were looted, buildings engulfed in flames […]


Eileen Warner November Book Drive

Florida A&M University students donated books to the Eileen Warner November Book Drive spearheaded by English Professor Kendra Bryant. The book drive was named after Eileen Warner, a FAMU Developmental Research School English teacher, who died in a car crash this summer. Warner partnered with members of the English Literary […]