Author: Richard Anderson | Staff Writer


President Biden delivers

After long-awaited promises of another round of stimulus checks, President Joe Biden delivered on his promise with $1,400 checks being sent out to millions of Americans over the past week. For many, this was a lifesaving gesture that has lightened the burden of COVID-19’s financial impact. President Biden took about […]


Agribusiness at an HBCU

Florida A&M University’s agricultural business is one of the top programs at the university. The applied program is a triple-threat skill set learning academy, featuring the principles of economics, business and management in agriculture. The bachelor’s degree program integrates discipline and management while simultaneously teaching economics and finances. With agriculture […]


Rattling the pandemic

After one year of worldwide suffering due to COVID-19, Rattlers are still not rattled. Among changes and delays for FAMU students, those most affected by the pandemic are graduating seniors. For Fall 2020 graduates, the in-person graduation ceremony was canceled in exchange for a virtual commencement for safety reasons. Now, […]


The Longest Table now a local tradition

The local event known as “The Longest Table,” designed to foster conversations and solve issues in the community, took place most recently last month. Hosted by the City of Tallahassee, Leon County, The Village Square and Leadership Tallahassee, this free catered event happens annually  and it allows people to share […]


Painting a picture of Melissa Mitchell

Melissa Mitchell discovered painting in 2014, several years after graduating from Florida A&M. Mitchell, the founder of Atlanta-based Abeillecreations, now makes a living as an artist. “All the skills I learned from FAMU prepared me for that moment from networking to learning how to build a website and being in […]


Moussaka, anyone? Greek Food Festival delights

The Holy Mother of God Greek Orthodox Church welcomed the community to enjoy the annual Greek Food Festival last weekend. The two-day event at 1645 Phillips Road featured classic dishes including moussaka, baklava, cucumbers and chicken soup avgolemono. Partnering with Second Harvest of the Big Bend for needy families allows […]


FAMU, other HBCUs, influence hip-hop

HBCUs play a major role in the culture of both R&B and hip-hop. For years artists have performed at schools across the nation building their audiences and following by using HBCUs’ platform. When artists have albums releasing you often see them promoting their CDs by doing shows, interviews and sometimes-random […]


Jay-Z and the NFL: Let’s give it time

Business mogul Sean Carter, better known as Jay-Z, has struck up a partnership deal with the NFL and his own company ROC NATION. The deal calls for Jay-Z to bring top entertainment talent for NFL performances and curate the Super Bowl halftime show. When the deal was announced last month, […]