Author: Loren Lyons | Staff writer


Black girls abduction rates soar

Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney, Lashay Adams, Maleah Davis and Noelani Robinson are a few of the African American girls across the country who recently were  abducted and murdered. It seems that Black girls are being targeted at an alarming rate, especially when kidnapping and sex trafficking are included. The FBI’s 2018 […]


North Florida Fair returns

The Ferris wheel, funnel cakes and the animals are among the attractions at the annual North Florida Fair. It will kick-off Thursday, Nov. 7  and run through Nov. 17. The North Florida Fair is a nonprofit organization that has been part of the Tallahassee community for more than 20 years. […]


Garden to table dinners at Backwoods Bistro

Backwoods Bistro is a Southern fine-dining restaurant that offers a variety of fresh, delicious American foods. According to the restaurant’s website, Backwoods Bistro started in Sopchoppy and was owned by Jesse Rice’s family. Soon after, he reached out to his friend Taylor Harrell to help him run the business. By […]


Ariel’s Ice Cream adds to Midtown offerings

Sweet, yummy flavors are what you experience when you visit Ariel’s Ice Cream. The new shop on Thomasville Road in Midtown offers a variety of strong flavors that are mixed with all-time favorite ice cream toppings. The ice cream shop opened earlier this month and is making an impression in […]


Breast cancer survivor aims to inspire

Pamela Moore will never forget the moment. Never. “March 16, 2018, 1 o’clock in the afternoon. I remember it like it was yesterday,” the breast cancer survivor said.  It was on this day at that time that she was diagnosed with breast cancer.   According to the Breast Cancer Organization […]


Fresh Fridays catching on

Every first Friday of the month college students in Tallahassee get together for clean, spiritual fun. Fresh Friday is hosted by the community church Truth Gatherers Dream Center. Jermaine and Janetta Sims, collegiate pastors and hosts of the event, started Fresh Fridays as a way to engage with college students […]


Hispanic Heritage Month in full swing

“It is imperative that we are fearlessly proud of our heritage. With the current political climate and the dehumanization of our community in the media, it is so important to empower our community in their identity and show the world how beautiful our cultures are,” said Sarah Fullerton, an active […]