By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer At the end of each of two songs performed by the Hartsfield Elementary School Chorus, the audience responded with resounding applause. The performance of Janet Gardner’s “Shine your light” and “This is me” from the soundtrack of the Greatest Showman was exhilarating. “Absolutely
By Josiah George Outlook writer For most of her life April Fitzpatrick lived with personal mental challenges. She’s always had a passion for painting on canvas, too. In all the years she’s been honing her skills as an artist she hadn’t found a significant platform, though. Not until last Thursday.
By Dara Kam News Service of Florida With two men who’ve become the faces of Amendment 4 watching from the gallery, Florida lawmakers passed a controversial measure that would require repayment of financial obligations before felons’ voting rights could be restored. The Republican-dominated House passed the bill in a
By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer Following a week of services and dialog that culminated last Saturday, members of the Frontline Pastors Action Council plan to continue their advocacy for an end to gun violence in the city. Rudy Ferguson, who heads of the Council, also concluded that
News Service of Florida With the proposal awaiting a review by the Florida Supreme Court, prominent Orlando attorney John Morgan last month continued funneling money to a ballot measure that would increase the minimum wage. The Morgan Firm PA contributed $474,371 in April to the political committee Florida For A
By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer It was a scene unlike any in the synagogue at Temple Israel. More than 20 members of the Tallahassee clergy, most representing Black churches, were there in solidarity to condemn the spate of attacks on synagogues around the country. They met for a
By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer Vanessa Williams’ prayer room is one of the places where she feels safe most times — with one exception. There have been a few times when shots rang out in her Bond neighborhood while she was prying. Each time she felt uneasy.
BBQ stand becomes a fixture on South Monroe Street By St. Clair Murraine Outlook writer Barely an hour after sunlight had broken through the skies, Edwin Barcus was already switching between two huge grills at 5 Bucks BBQ. Lunchtime was still a few hours away, but Barcus wanted to have
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