By St. Clair MurraineOutlook staff writer One more chapter in the saga of the Francis Eppes statue is done on the campus of Florida State University. Reaction to the decision by President John Thrasher to remove the statue from Mina Jo Powell Green last Thursday has been swift and mixed.
By Cilicia AndersonOutlook writer When gun violence infiltrated Tallahassee a few years ago, Gloria Pugh stepped up with ideas to find a resolution. Pugh was at the forefront again when she realized how poverty ravaged through some neighborhoods. Now in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Pugh again is
By St. Clair MurraineOutlook staff writer Early on during nationwide protests that followed the police killing of George Floyd, health experts worried that some of the scenes were ripe for spreading the coronavirus. The verdict is still out on that assumption, but it’s also obvious that protesters have something else
By St. Clair MurraineOutlook staff writer With less than a month before the primary election day, the race for Seat 1 on the Tallahassee City Commission is heading into the final stretch with the two frontrunners garnering some key endorsements. While questions remain about the status of Jermaine Miller and
By St. Clair MurraineOutlook staff writer Rocky Hanna, superintendent of Leon County Schools, has announced Aug. 19 as the start date for the fall semester. The question, though, is how safely schools can reopen if the state continues to see a daily rise in the number of coronavirus
By St. Clair MurraineOutlook staff writer One of the challenges for Tallahassee Police Department in its effort to reduce crime is knowing the issues that plague each neighborhood. That’s one of the problems that deputy TPD chief Tonja Bryant-Smith plans to bring before a new Citizen Advisory Council. The group
By St. Clair MurraineOutlook staff writer Ministers who have traditionally fed off the energy they get from their congregation have been forced to do things a little differently around the country. It’s no exception in Tallahassee where most preachers – like their counterparts elsewhere – have been forced to embrace
By St. Clair MurraineOutlook staff writer There was a lot of talking during almost six hours of conversation about issues haunting Black communities. Moderators and panelists left the sessions at Bethel Family Life Center last Thursday hoping that they can now move on to put the things they discussed into
By St. Clair MurraineOutlook staff writer In an attempt to find answers for fixing a strained relationship between the community and law enforcement, the Village Square held a “Justice and Law Enforcement” virtual town hall meeting that turned into a far-reaching conversation focused on many of the issues that led
By St. Clair MurraineOutlook staff writer Randolph Bracy Jr., couldn’t help having the conversation with his son when Bethune-Cookman University was enduring financial struggles that could have shut down the HBCU. After all, the older Bracy has vested interest in the university. He is dean of BCU’s School of Religion.