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FAMU Makes Sure Last Minute Voters Are Registered!

Posted by thelense on Monday, October 6, 2008

Well today was the last day to register to vote in the state of Florida. If you are reading this post and haven’t registered to vote then its probably already to late for you. FAMU alum Monique Gillum and a few other dedicated rattlers manned down the set and registered all those last minute folks who were to lazy to get registered before hand. I was glad that they were on the set today because the new voter registration card that I was sent has a mistake on it. For some reason the people at the elections place didnt match up my birthday. So, the birthday on my voter registration card is 6 days off from the one on my Drivers License. But no big deal, Monique Gillum made sure that I was taken care of! I know the turnout from FAMU students is going to be HUGE in this election. Because regardless fo what they say Famuans are registered in big numbers and will surely turn out to the polls in big numbers (atleast I hope so).

Fired Up And Ready To Vote!

Important: Regardless of who you are voting for please make sure you get to the polls and take part in this hisotrical election!

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Getting Back To My Roots

Posted by thelense on Saturday, September 27, 2008

I had the pleasure of attending African Religious Practices in Florida Conference. It was hosted by the Florida A&M University Office of Black Diasporan Culture. I really didn’t know what to expect going into the event because I was merely invited by someone I knew, but I went in with a open mind and a willingness to learn something new which is always a good approach. The objective of the conference was to help educate and expose a population to the concepts and ideas associated with African religious practices in teh state of Florida and provide dialog regarding various views about three (Yoruba, Palo, Aken) of the African Religions from historians, educators, researchers, and practitioners.

I arrived at the event, got my package, and took a seat on the front row so I could be up close with the panelist and soak in all that I was hearing. I also wanted to have a good shot of the speakers. The event didn’t start exactly on time so I recorded some of the really nice artwork and jewelry on display.

African Diasporan Artwork

Occasion & Libation (ritual pouring of a drink as an offering to a god)

Spaeker Olorisha Nzinga Metzger, Ph.D. Cultural Anthropology

Speaker Awo Facundo Harris

Olorisha Nzinga Metzger, Ph. D. Sings African Song

Very interesting and rewarding experience, definitely glad I went.

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