Author: Malcolm Harvey | Staff writer


A makeover for Varsity Plaza

It almost seems that there is a new development project happening in Tallahassee every time you turn around. From new hotels to improving the infrastructure of buildings to investing in numerous beautification projects around town, there is no doubt that the capital city is starting to experience a huge economic […]


Leola’s and FAMU: a match made in heaven

Being a successful Black-owned business may be tiresome and hard to manage. One thing that could be a struggle along the way is getting the exposure the business needs to flourish. Bite of Brown week can help with those challenges, however. It is a week dedicated to highlighting Black-owned restaurants […]


Climate change a reality in Florida

Global warming and climate change are prominent, ongoing issues that have a detrimental effect on people, flora, fauna and our infrastructure. Florida is highlighted as one of the primary states to experience such drastic changes in weather patterns. During the past week, it was recorded by the U.S. Department of […]


Republican lawmakers want term limits for school board members

Parent involvement is vital to a student’s success and development throughout the school year. According to the text for Florida Senate Bill 1300, if passed, it will promote public participation and parent involvement, including “selecting, approving, adopting or removing certain instructional materials for students.” Jeramie Payne, whose child attends Ruediger […]


Senator pushes for cameras in school zones

School speed zones may soon have an upgraded way of letting law enforcement know whether someone is exceeding the speed limit. Florida Senate Bill 410 would allow the installation of speed detecting systems. Some of the bill’s content includes a $158 fine that won’t impact insurance, fines starting at 10 […]


Bomb threats at HBCUs continue

On Jan. 31, the day before the start of Black History Month, there were at least 14 reports of bomb threats targeting HBCUs — and some of the schools went into lockdowns for at least part of the day. The threats at universities included: Bowie State, Delaware State, Southern, Albany […]


Civic literacy exam now required at FAMU

Have you taken the civic literacy exam yet? Newly introduced Florida Senate Bill 188 would require all students enrolled in Florida’s State University System to meet a certain level on a civic literacy practicum. On the campus of Florida A&M, that criteria is already in place and it is a […]


Saturday’s Florida Classic enjoys rich history

The Florida Classic is set to return this Saturday after a one-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This will Florida A&M University and Bethune-Cookman University’s 76th meeting all-time, and the in-state rivalry still manages to have a build-up of excitement heading into the game. The Florida Classic debuted in […]


Supply chain issues a reality at Publix, local schools

The global supply chain issues are a persistent crisis that started at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and are becoming more alarming to consumers worldwide. The ongoing supply chain issues stem from several reasons, including: the pandemic, port congestion, a boom in demand for goods and an overwhelmingly shortage […]