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Larry Robinson a good choice for FAMU, Tallahassee

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Florida A&M University is one of America’s most recognized Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). It is the only HBCU within Florida’s State University System. Together with Florida State University and Tallahassee Community College, FAMU is a major presence in the Tallahassee community. Those of us who live here want a thriving FAMU that can make significant contributions to our culture, our history and, of course, our workforce. While students, faculty, administration and alumni have a stake in a thriving…

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Bucs quarterback, FAMU and Tuskegee bands, in MLK parade

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With Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston as grand marshal and the popular marching bands from Florida A&M and Tuskegee University, St. Petersburg’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade got a high-stepping shot in the arm this year. The Tampa Bay Times reports this year’s parade has new organizers, a new name – the MLK Dream Big Parade – and a new route. In November, the city parted ways with its longtime organizer after his financial interests in the parade…

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FAMU on the upswing as Florida Classic approaches

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On Saturday, Florida A&M and Bethune-Cookman will meet on the football field as they do every year. They have played since 1925, but in 1978 the November contest earned its present moniker of the Florida Classic. While most eyes are on Florida’s major colleges each week, these two FCS/Division II schools seek to earn the title of Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. But the Florida Classic, played in Orlando one week before Rivalry Week among FBS/Division I schools, is arguably the most…

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Sunshine State football fans want to forget lost weekend

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Nearly every football fan in Florida had something to be unhappy about over the weekend. At least one of their favorite teams tasted defeat, many by embarrassing scores. There was a little bit of good news. Those supporting “The U” did have something to cheer about with Miami’s 45-10 road romp at Appalachian State. The Florida Gators blitzed the North Florida Mean Green, 32-0. Those wins were enough to see both schools move up in the Associated Press Top 25…

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Hillary Clinton airing radio ads in Florida focused on HBCUs

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The push to register millennials to vote is hitting the airwaves. Hillary Clinton released a new radio ad Tuesday as part of an effort to mobilize millennial voters. According to the Clinton campaign, the 60-second spot is meant to highlight the importance of the millennial vote and Clinton’s plan to invest in Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The ad features Terrence J, a TV personality and actor. The North Carolina native attended North Carolina A&T, a historically black university…

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Enjoy Jamey Shouppe while you have him, FAMU

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The Florida A&M baseball program hired the right guy to lead their baseball program three years ago.  For the second time in his three-year stint with the Rattlers, Jamey Shouppe has been named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Coach of the Year. Shouppe’s Rattlers won 30 games this year for the first time since 2003. They head into this weekend’s MEAC Conference Tournament as the number one seed after winning more conference games (19) than at any time in program…

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Joe Negron kicking off State University System listening tour

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Senate President-Designate Joe Negron is heading back to college. Negron kicks off a four-day listening tour of Florida’s State University System on Monday. The Stuart Republican is expected to visit all 12 of the state universities during the listening tour. “Over the last several years, I have had the opportunity to discuss with fellow senators my goal of making Florida’s good universities great,” he said in a statement earlier this month announcing the trip. “My colleagues share this coal. We…

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