From the Publisher


Season’s Greetings!

As we approach the end of another landmark year, I want to take this time to extend my very best wishes to you and your families for a joyous holiday season and welcome you to our November/ December issue.

In keeping with tradition, you will find in this issue all the latest updates on Florida’s historically black colleges and universities. We also will share with you a few tips to help you through the holidays. ONYX Magazine has launched its newest initiative, ONYX Business Connect (OBC), an innovative business networking and community engagement event. This is the first of a five-city tour and Tampa kicked it off in grand style. LOVE YA, TAMPA! Stay tuned. OBC is coming to a city near you!

On the cover, we are proud to feature a graduate of one of Florida’s HBCUs, Andrew Gillum of Florida Mechanical Agricultural University (FAMU). This young man has defied the odds and is making history as a public servant to the people of the great state of Florida. Also, Kudos to Desmond Mead and his team on the passing of Florida Amendment 4, which will allow more than 1.4 million ex-felons to have their rights restored.

This has been an exciting and historic year and we look forward to 2019 as we continue to entertain, inspire and inform. Enjoy!

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