By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer Since leading the Tallahassee Community College women’s basketball team to a juco national championship last fall, Franqua Bedell’s phone hadn’t stopped ringing with offered to go elsewhere. He hedged for awhile until he got a call from a longtime acquaintance Amaka Agugua-Hamilton,
By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer While the City of Tallahassee works on narrowing a list of recommended sites for a new Tallahassee Police Department headquarters, it also is expected to finalize its purchase of the Northwood Centre before the end of May. Closing on the 34.51-acre
By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer Each of the recipients at the Edwina Stephens Community Leaders Award Banquet praised the community advocate Saturday evening for her work that has changed or affected their lives in some way. Stephen, who died in 2011 after doing much
News Service of Florida Andrew Gillum is making hay out of a settlement in the ethics probe that contributed to his narrow loss to Gov. Ron DeSantis in November. Insiders hoping for salacious tidbits about the former Tallahassee mayor’s trips with undercover FBI agents and lobbyists were sorely disappointed last
By E. Faye Williams, esq. Trice Edney News Wire The much anticipated and long-awaited Mueller Report has been handled in an unbelievable way. We first received four pages of a 22-month study that told us nothing truthfully. Attorney General William Barr led us to believe everybody had been “picking on
By Layne Smith Special to the Outlook Q. Judge Smith, why don’t judges comment on political issues and how do judges manage heavy caseloads? Thank you, Alvin. A. Alvin, you’ve asked two excellent questions. Our state constitution deliberately divides the powers of government among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer For 15 years while he was incarcerated, Eugene Mack refused to have his three children visit him in prison. He’s been out for three months now and finds himself in a struggle to re-establish a relationship with his children. The smile on his
By Marc H. Morial Trice Edney News Wire “A lot of people want to make it a hate thing. Well, we don’t represent hate. We represent love. Togetherness. Peace. Long suffering. Hope. That’s what we’re here today to say, not just to our community, but to our country. Be
By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer At one point in Tarana Burke’s fireside chat on sexual violence, the microphone went out in the FAMU Grand Ballroom. By then, Burke had established why she was there for the two hour conversation. “It isn’t a bashing between men and women,” said
By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer Police officer Tim Murphy seemed taken aback when his name was called to receive an award. It was as if he was wondering why. The answer came as Murphy slowly strolled to the center of the room at Smith-Williams Service Center Annex.