Author: Janelle Floyd


“To be black and a woman and alive”

Aaliyah Jihad and Crystal Valentine performed “To Be Black and Woman and Alive” in April, at the 2015 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. “These black girls need to watch out, ‘cause white girls is winning,” the duo powerfully began their poem. New York University (NYU) college students, Jihad and Valentine […]


Tallahassee Library Provides Free Tax Help

From now until April 15 the Leon County Public Library will be providing tax help for free. American Association of Retired Persons is the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service.    They are located on the main floor from Monday to Friday, 1-4:30 p.m. Walk-in are welcome but […]


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 […]