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FAMU Student Troy Harris Named Intern of the Year at Top Advertising Firm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Growing up in Decatur, Ga., Florida A&M University (FAMU) School of Business and Industry student Troy Harris II never knew what he wanted to be. He was not interested in being a doctor, lawyer, engineer or anything else his mom suggested. It was while watching the Mel Gibson movie, “What Women Want” in 2000, that Harris became impressed by the advertising industry and the platform f ...

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In this case art does not inmate life

     By Natasha Dowdy Gordon     The elements of hate, intolerance, and ignorance have combined once again to wreak havoc, cause fury, and claim the lives of innocent people. The United States Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens was killed in an attack late Tuesday night. John Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed as they fled a consulate building that had been invaded by gunmen who ...

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PRESS RELEASE Broward Teachers Union

Dade, Broward, Palm Beach Educators Join Forces for Children and Communities MIAMI--Leaders of the United Teachers of Dade (UTD), the Broward Teachers Union (BTU), and the Palm Beach Classroom Teachers Association (CTA) will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 12, 2012, to discuss plans to combine forces on issues of vital concern to the students and the communities they serve. UTD Presid ...

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STATE CAPITAL BRIEFS: MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012

  STATE CAPITAL BRIEFS: MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012 THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Posting or forwarding this material without permission is prohibited. Contact news@newsserviceflorida.com SACHS SEEKS TIGHTER RESTRCTIONS ON PARASAILING COSResponding to a tourist's death last month off Pompano Beach, Sen. Maria Sachs, D-Delray Beach, said Monday she will file legislation to place safety and insurance requirements on ...

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Did Nicki Minaj really endorse Mitt Romney? Maybe not.

 By Maria Puente, USA TODAY If Nicki Minaj thought she'd send the political world and the blogosphere into an incredulous swoon with her profane "endorsement" of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, well, she was right. Bloggers and politicos have been swooning for hours today and they're still no closer to determining whether Minaj is really for Mitt, or whether it's just another ironic stunt by ...

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Bill Clinton will highlight convention tonight with forceful defense of Obama

          CHARLOTTE — President Obama traveled here to this convention city on Wednesday as his Democratic predecessor, former President Bill Clinton, was set to officially nominate him for a second term with a primetime address that will offer a spirited defense of Obama’s record. As the Democratic National Convention’s second day was gaveled into order at 5 p.m., party delegates voted to change their part ...

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Black Women’s Roundtable

Black Women's Roundtable   Shifts the Focus to the Issues and Voting Power of Black Women   at the Republican and Democratic Conventions   Black women discuss the power of the sister voter during the DNC. Pictured (L-R) Glynda C. Carr, Higher Heights for America; Rev. Leah Daughtry (at podium), On These Things; Hazel Dukes, NAACP; Clayola Brown, A. Philip Randolph Institute; Melanie L. Campbell, NCBCP/Black ...

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FAMU INTERIM PRESIDENT SUSPENDS STUDENT DANCE TEAM AFTER ALLEGED HAZING INCIDENT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida A&M University (FAMU) Interim President Larry Robinson moved swiftly today ordering the immediate suspension of the Torque Dance Team following an alleged off-campus hazing incident.  FAMU received an anonymous report today that the alleged incident occurred during the Labor Day weekend.  According to the Office of Student Activities, the organization was inactive since Decem ...

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JUDGE REJECTS HIGHER TUITION FOR CHILDREN OF ILLEGAL ALIENS

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, Sept. 4, 2012.........A Miami federal judge has found that Florida is violating the constitutional rights of American-born children of illegal immigrants by requiring them to pay higher tuition rates than other students at state colleges and universities. The case, spearheaded by the Southern Poverty Law Center, centers on students who live in Florida and are U.S. citizens, despite ...

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Democrats try to rev up Obama enthusiasm at convention

Democrats open their national convention Tuesday offering President Barack Obama as America's best chance to revive the ragged U.S. economy and asking voters to be patient with incomplete results so far. Michelle Obama, in her opening-night speech, aims to give people a very personal reminder of "the man that he was before he was president." "The truth is that he has grown so much, but in terms of his core ...

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