Love & Lyrics: A Valentine’s Day Playlist

For Journey’s 2017 Love & Relationship issue, Online Editor Nathan Vinson (@TheGreatIsNate) has curated just the right mix of tunes for you. Whether you’re feeling like love in the 90s or asking your bae to drop their location so you can come through, there’s a song on this playlist for everyone. Check out our Spotify […]

Fall in Love with Childish Gambino’s “Me and Your Mama”

  Words by: L’oreal Major Childish Gambino is looking to top the charts with his new album Awaken, My Love. Here’s what can be expected when you hear his latest single, a groovy love song titled Me and Your Mama. If you have Andre 3000, Kid Cudi or Frank Ocean somewhere in your daily routine of music, […]

Florida A&M’s Essential Theatre Puts a Spotlight on Quirky Musical Dark Legends in Blood

Words By: Kaiyah Clarke    In this original musical written and directed by Maurice Kitchen, Dark Legends in Blood portrays some of the most prominent African-American artists of the 40’s and 50’s:  Louie Jordan (LaRonz Wells), Lena Horne (Deanne Williams), Etta James (Dee Selmore) and Billie Holiday (Lilita Forbes) arrive for one unique evening together. […]

Tallahassee Gem Bradfordville Blues Club in a Crisis

Words By: Jon-Michael Francis Hidden on the north side of Tallahassee, tucked away in the red clay hills and covered by majestic oak trees, lies one of Tallahassee’s most hidden gems: The Bradfordville Blues Club. Offering an experience unlike any other, people have flocked here for years to see the best in live blues music, […]

FAMU Alumni Spearheads Web Series on HBCU Graduates Succeeding in New York City

Words By: Alexis Lockhart Executive producer and Florida A&M University alumnus Randolph Sturrup and NBC’s Al Roker have created the hit web series known as “The Graduates NYC” which airs every Saturday on ASPiRE television. The web series portrays six historically black college or university (HBCU) graduates as aspiring artists, moguls, entrepreneurs and executives being successful […]

Many Rivers To Cross Festival Does Activism with a Twist

Words By: Chantal Gainous Legendary actor Harry Belafonte conjoined his social justice organization, Sankofa, and countless celebrities including activist Angela Davis, rapper Common, R&B star John Legend, activist and correspondent Van Jones, and many others to put on the inaugural Many Rivers to Cross Music Festival. “This is the Woodstock for black activism,” Van Jones, […]

ArtBar Promises New Outlook on Visual and Performance Art

Words and Photography by: Chantal Gainous Tallahassee’s art scene is growing ever since the renovation of the hipster hub Railroad Square Art Park located between Railroad Ave. and FAMU Way. Creatives are utilizing the space in new and innovative ways, including singer/artist and now curator, Paivia Brown. Brown held her first ArtBar – an interested […]

Lil Wayne Performing in the Capital City

Words By: Courtney Mitchell Grammy award winning hip-hop artist, Lil Wayne, is coming to Tallahassee with a headlining performance for  “The Weekend Kickoff Live” at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. The show is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28. The event is presented by Oak View Group and LIVE NATION. Lil’ Wayne […]

Review: ‘Queen of Katwe,’ the Queen of Chess

Words by: Kaiyah Clarke “Oscar- winning” is what is described of the premiere of the Disney film Queen of Katwe, by movie critics worldwide. This exceptionally diverse film follows the true story of Phiona Mutesi, a chess champion who not only won one of the highest awards in women’s’ chess for Uganda, but was also able […]