Rattlers Striking in the Harbor (Baltimore)

Streaming live from Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday, May 26, 2017, FAMUans in attendance and around the world were challenged to dig deep and make giving back to FAMU a top priority.    The annual fundraising breakfast held each year during the National Alumni Association Conference is where chapters and alumni are asked to support the University via scholarship giving (restricted/unrestricted) and other programs of choice. The day before, Lt. Col Gregory Clark, president of the FAMU National Alumni Association joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss the need for alumniRead More

Last class of all-black Stone High marks 50-year reunion

Caroline Glenn , FLORIDA TODAY Published 6:24 p.m. ET July 8, 2017 | Updated 6:52 p.m. ET July 8, 2017 Year after year, fewer and fewer students from the last graduating class of the old Stone High are left to tell the stories of one of Brevard County’s once all-black high schools. From the Class of 1967 — the last class before schools were integrated — 41 of the 73 students have passed away, and will be remembered this weekend as their classmates come together for a 50-year reunion. Principal U.F. Gibbs and Vice PrincipalRead More

Protesters call for indictment of deputies involved in fatal Gifford shooting

VERO BEACH — Community members are urging a grand jury that will meet this month to indict three officers involved in a fatal drug raid that led to the death of a young woman. The family of Alteria Woods, 21, of Gifford, released her death certificate they received from the state at a rally July 3 in front of the Indian River County Courthouse. The certificate shows she died of multiple gunshot wounds. Yolanda Woods cried as she thought about how her daughter was killed in the early morning drugRead More

Wanted Lipscomb Street Park Association, a Non-Profit Organization is seeking a Volunteer Little League Baseball President

We are seeking a President for Lipscomb Street Park Little League for the upcoming fall season.  The Little League has over 150 kids each softball season.  Ages range from 5 years to 18 years old, Boys and Girls league.   Desire a dedicated individual who is able to team manage, network and coordinate with Parents, Lipscomb Street Park Association, City of Melbourne Park & Recreation and Law Enforcement personnel.  Must have a love for Children.  Some Experience is helpful, but not necessary.  If interested, please call Helen Jackson, (321) 724-2858 orRead More

Lydia Hudson Elected President of Democratic Black Caucus

By Louis C Ward Lydia Hudson was elected President of the Democratic Black Caucus, Florida (DBCF) at its 35th Annual Conference on Saturday, May 20th at the Rosen Centre in Orlando. Expressing his support for the DBCF, United States Senator Bill Nelson attended the President’s Kickoff Reception on Friday evening, May 19th, and the Honorable Congresswoman Val Demings lead a host of prominent speakers at the “Excellence in our Economic and Political Progress” Gala on Saturday evening, May 20th. Newly elected President Hudson, the former administration’s 1st Vice President, under the leadership of outgoing President Henry Crespo,Read More

The Annual LaWanda K. Smith Scholarship Recipients

The LaWanda K. Smith Scholarship Fund announced the recipients of the 2017 awards to three deserving Astronaut High School students. This scholarship was established as a memorial to LaWanda Karena Smith, who was a 1990 graduate of Astronaut High School.  Ms. Smith was a graduate of Florida A&M University (FAMU).  She was employed as a project manager with the National Security Association (NSA) and was pursuing a master’s degree at Loyola University before returning to Florida, where she was employed with North Brevard County Parks and Recreation.  Until her death,Read More

Magnificent Mothers! Sigma Mothers Day Program

Pictures: L to R: Event Chair Michael A. Cadore Sr. Keynote Speaker Terry Brayboy, Orange Co. Fireman Lateef Williams, Vice President Ron Martin L to R: President Jackson, Rockledge Police Chief, Joe Lasata, Michael Cadore L to R: Principal Titusville High school Anetha Jones, Michale& Cornelia Cadore, BCSO Deputy Cletus Jones L to R: Sigma Brothers Retired BCSO Deputy SigmaDaryll McCullough, Stone Magnet School Math Teacher Howard Triplett L to R: Magnificent Mothers seated: TomekaWillams, Te-Kisha Ferguson, Jamara Frazier, Dr. Suzie Ferguson, Daphney Whittaker. Standing L to R: Mia Nedd, Dr.Read More

Restore, Refresh and Renew Project

On Saturday, May 20, 2017, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.®, Iota Pi Omega Chapter, met at Endeavor Elementary Magnet School in Cocoa to perform their AKA 1908 Playground Project.  Despite the 85 degree temperature and early morning hour, the members came prepared to pull weeds, remove dead plants, trash and debris, plant new plants, trim hedges and put down mulch.  Within two hours, the flower beds were transformed.  The area looked amazing! The school principal, Sarah Mercer, was extremely pleased with the outcome. Under the direction of Vice President Reva Watson, members reported for duty readyRead More

Summit of Seven Hosts Boys and Men Conference

The Summit of Seven (SoS) held its Annual 25th “Boys and Men” Conference on June 9th and 10th at Eastern Florida State College (EFSC) Melbourne Campus and concluded in worship service on Sunday, June 11th at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in Palm Bay, where the Rev. Dr. Quintin P. Woods, Sr is the Pastor. The theme this year was “Becoming a Man.”  Some of the motivational guest speakers were Dr. Jim Richey ,President of the EFSC; Nick Anderson, retired NBA Magic Player; Mr. Jack Parker, Vice-President EFSC External Affairs andRead More

Malik Clark Inspires Others Through Music and Faith

By Nick Samuel and Photos contributed by Malik Clark   Three years ago, Malik Clark attempted suicide at his family’s home in Jensen Beach as he dealt with family financial issues, high school debt and a toxic relationship with an ex-girlfriend. Now, Clark, 21, uses his music to inspire people to get closer to God and to overcome adversity. “I was given a second chance. You never know what people are going through,” said Clark, who now lives in Stuart. “Our problems don’t define us, but refine us. We getRead More