Ralph Cantave

Spring 2020 Intern

Ralph Cantave is a senior Broadcast Journalism major at Florida A&M University. He is a transfer student from  St. Maarten where he served as a youth ambassador. Ralph is also a published author and poet. He's been a writer and radio personality since his mid-teens and is a history enthusiast. Cantave enjoys reading, traveling and talking to new people. He also runs a restaurant with his wife Charity on the island.

Sen. Jason Pizzo (D-Miami), wants Juneteenth to be a national holiday. He also wants it to have a higher profile in Florida. 

 

More than 40,000 voters in Leon County are not registered to vote with either the Democratic or Republican party. That means they can’t vote in the primary. Leon County Supervisor of Elections Mark Early visited the Leon County Detention Center to register voters behind bars. 

He wants to make sure everyone has the opportunity to get registered or switch their party ID before the February 18 deadline.

 

More than 40,000 voters in Leon County are not registered to vote with either the Democratic or Republican party. That means they can’t vote in the primary. Leon County Supervisor of Elections Mark Early visited the Leon County Detention Center to register voters behind bars. 

He wants to make sure everyone has the opportunity to get registered or switch their party ID before the February 18 deadline.

  Sixty years ago, a group of Tallahassee college students decided they’d had enough. It was February 13th, 1960, and 11 students, led by Florida A&M University student Patricia Stephens, decided to go downtown for lunch—to the segregated lunch counter of the Woolworth’s department store. Less than four years prior the city’s bus system had been desegregated but Tallahassee was far from racial equality. 

Newly named police chief Lawrence Revell talks with community members during a meet and greet.
Regan McCarthy

Tallahassee Police Chief Lawrence Revell is putting together what he’s calling a Citizens Advisory Committee. The goal of the committee is to provide ideas, programs and feedback to help TPD improve its relationship with community members.

An advisory committee like the one Revell is proposing has long been in demand. The police chief has said one of his priorities is to strengthen communication and trust between law enforcement and city residents.

TPD Spokeswoman Rachelle Denmark says the group will be diverse.

Photo of a water passage cutting through green brush in the Everglades
Erich Martin / WFSU News

  Governor Ron DeSantis appears well on his way to securing more money for Everglades restoration and water quality improvements. Both House and Senate leaders appear to agree that these should be priorities.

A brown haired man poses behind a brown wall.
Barton Christner / Barton Christner

When Florida A&M University professor Barton Christner walks the halls he feels as if there’s a shadow looming over his head. Recently, his mugshot began circulating among students in the School of Journalism. Christner is among thousands of Floridians trying to remove a digital tether that clouds his reputation as a father, professional and instructor. A Florida law passed in 2017 sought to crack down on the mugshot publishing industry but it hasn’t worked as intended.