Cara Hackett

D.C. police struggle to bridge gap in minority communities

Washington D.C’s Metropolitian Police Department wants to build trust in the community, but cultural and generational divides are proving to be difficult for some officers.



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D.C. police struggle to bridge gap in minority communities
Cara Hackett

Minority journalists maintain poker faces on social media

Social media has drastically changed the journalism and info-sharing landscape. Letters to the editor have shifted to online direct messages and posts endlessly being shared on social media. But for journalists of color, navigating social media and remaining objective can be complicated.

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Minority journalists maintain poker faces on social media
Cara Hackett

Farewell, FAMU

It’s 7:42 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3 and I’ve been staring at a blank Word document for several hours. Blank, not because I don’t have anything to say, but because I cannot figure out where to start. How can I encapsulate my time at Florida A&M University into a 600-word article?

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Farewell, FAMU
Cara Hackett

The cost of being an assault survivor

A $400 medical expense was not what Kristen was expecting after receiving an MRI resulting from her physically and emotionally abusive ex-boyfriend slamming her head against her apartment wall, dislocating the top portion of her neck.

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The cost of being an assault survivor
Cara Hackett

Irma's effect on Leon County

Forecasted to be a Category 4 hurricane by the time it made landfall in Florida, Hurricane Irma’s unpredictability began to cause widespread anxiety throughout the Sunshine State as Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency on Sept. 3.

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Irma's effect on Leon County
Cara Hackett

Can Gillum lead Florida?

From being student body president at Florida A&M University to making history at age 23 by becoming the youngest person elected to the Tallahassee City Commission, Gillum, 37, is no stranger to Florida’s political circuit. 

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Can Gillum lead Florida?

Langford family seeks justice and peace

It’s only been four months since gunshots rang out from a party near Gamble and Perry streets during Florida A&M University’s homecoming that claimed the life of 20-year-old construction engineering student Quinton Langford and injured his friend, 20-year-old business administration student Landsay Elisson. 

Langford family seeks justice and peace
Cara Hackett

Uber takes backseat to Lyft amid protests

Uber took a hit following accusations of breaking New York taxi drivers’ strike at JFK airport, where two Iraqi immigrants were detained on Jan. 28 following President Donald Trump’s immigration ban against seven Muslim-majority countries. 

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Uber takes backseat to Lyft amid protests
Cara HackettFAMU

Puzzled over leadership?

For nearly a year, the question of who is leading Florida A&M University’s Student Government Association has been in question. And just when it seemed to be resolved on Jan. 11 – after Justin Bruno and Devin Harrison were sworn in as SGA president and vice president – the student senate held an emergency meeting to reverse the decision.

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Puzzled over leadership?
Cara Hackett

Weekend storm slams north Florida and south Georgia

A series of severe thunderstorms made its way through Tallahassee late Saturday night into Sunday afternoon leaving a path of destruction in its wake. Damaged trees, heavy rains and downed power lines left at least 30,000 residents without electricity. 

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Weekend storm slams north Florida and south Georgia
Cara HackettFAMU, college

Bruno named FAMU SGA president

Justin Bruno and Devin Harrison have been officially named president and vice president of Florida A&M University’s student government. Bruno-Harrison were notified by the student Electoral Commission on Wednesday, following a year-long lawsuit against Florida A&M University surrounding the spring 2016 voting controversy at the law school campus in Orlando.

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Bruno named FAMU SGA president
Cara Hackett

Rape spotlight shines on FAMU

Once again, a spotlight has been placed on a Florida university due to allegations of rape.

 

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Cara Hackett

'Coalition' wants to reinstate Mangum

An email sent by a group, calling itself Coalition to Reinstate Mangum, on Sept. 20 made claims that the university violated legal and ethical standards in the dismissal of former Florida A&M University President Elmira Mangum.

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'Coalition' wants to reinstate Mangum
Cara Hackett

Local politicians challenge college democrats to vote

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and State Representative Alan Williams, D-Tallahassee, charged Florida A&M and Florida State universities’ Democrats to get involved in the presidential election last Wednesday at The Edison Restaurant. 

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Local politicians challenge college democrats to vote
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Robinson fires Mangum's top staff

Florida A&M University Interim President Larry Robinson has terminated six staff members this Monday evening, via certified mail. These terminations follow Robinson’s first week as president following former President Elmira Mangum.

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Robinson fires Mangum's top staff