Author: Kaiyah Clarke |


My HBCU Experience: Not being black enough

I am usually reciting a Shakespearean monologue “To be or not to be…” which is rare for an African American person raised in the urban South to be accustomed to- or so I have been told. But now, I use this same phrase to ask to be or […]


A New Year Calls for New Changes #TIMESUP

(From left to right: Tarana Burke, Natalie Portman, Michelle Williams, Ai-jen Poo, America Ferrera, Jessica Chastain, Saru Jayaraman, Amy Poehler, Meryl Streep and Kerry Washington wear black at the 75th Golden Globes Awards in support of the TIME’S UP Movement  “No more silence. No more waiting. No more tolerance for […]


Tutoring emphasized through Leon County’s literacy center

BL Perry Jr. Library located at 2817 South Adams Street Photo credit: Alden Field Since its founding in 1980, the Family Literacy Center located in the Dr. B.L. Perry Jr. Branch Library on South Adams Street continues to give support to the Leon County community. The Family Literacy Center motivates K-12, […]


Home for the Holidays: “A John Rutter Christmas”

Dr. Leslie Heffner conducting the Tallahassee Civic Chorale at a rehearsal for the concert. Photo credit: Todd Hinkle  To start off the holiday season, the Tallahassee Civic Chorale has plans to put the Tallahassee community in a familial frame of mind with “A John Rutter Christmas” concert. The Tallahassee Civic Chorale […]


To be or not to be a Nacirema Society member

The FAMU’s Essential Theatre hosted The Nacirema Society Requests the Honor of Your Presence at a Celebration of Their First 100 Years (The Nacirema Society) by Pearl Cleage as the season’s opener. The Nacirema Society served as the FAMU’s Essential Theatre season opener. The production was directed by FAMU alumna, […]