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    ‘What? Café’ menu boasts music, has become a popular hangout for young adults, state workers, others

    February 23, 2015
    By: Aerika Miles

    What? Café is beloved by many local students in Tallahassee. Coffee, tea, pastries and the famous fried rice are specialties at the café.

    A Tallahassee native and humanities major at Tallahassee Community College, Delano Hughes, has come to the popular spot every Friday since her junior year of high school.

    “All my friends come here and I know the staff really well. It’s a comfortable spot to hang out and be who you are,” Hughes said.

    The café started as a place to play music in the community and to have drinks. Two Florida State graduates created the venue, then became owners. Later on, art and Asian culture was added to the project.

    Most of the drinks are Asian-related. The unusual name of the restaurant was a sudden decision - and the owners found the name interesting.

    Current owner of What? Café, Kahlil Seymour put his own spin on the café to make it what it is today.

    “I like the diversity here. We get business professionals, state workers to young adults and college students every day. This is something for everybody. People get coffees, mochas, or smoothies and get work done, have meetings, or just to chill.”

    The CEO continued, “We are a place of entertainment also, not a restaurant - however our food is really good.”

    The popular items on the menu are the mango smoothies, honey green tea, and fried rice.

    Friends and Tallahassee locals, Katherine Cornelison and Zachary Dueler said they met… (Read More)


    Civil rights pioneers tell of struggle in Tallahassee

    February 19, 2015
    By: Brielle Gordon

    Civil rights pioneers the Rev. Henry Steele, PhD, and Attorney John Due recently shared their captivating stories at the Museum of Florida History auditorium in honor of Black History month.

    (Read More)

    IBM corporation helped Nazi Germany round up Jews and send them to extermination camps, author says

    January 27, 2015
    By: Ayana King

    One of the largest American corporations was involved in the extermination of six million Jews by Germany during the Holocaust in World War II.

    In honor of the 70th International… (Read More)


    Opinion...
    Loss of limb no barrier for people in new support group in town

    By D’Aundre Marion

    A new Tallahassee organization provides a warm atmosphere and a positive impact on a special group of disabled students - those who have lost a limb or who live with abnormalities.

    Recently, a meeting took place… (Read More)


    Florida Tales...
    Sophia, 10, battles leukemia with courage as champion Gator volleyball team wears her ribbon

    By Jack Strickland

    Sophia Castro is fighting a tough battle against leukemia.

    The 10-year-old has been confined to Shands Hospital in Gainesville for several weeks. She never left the hospital but, last week, but she had a powerful impact… (Read More)


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