From the Publisher November/December 2021

Family, Are you ready for some football? We certainly are! The whole state is buzzing about the return of the Florida Blue Florida Classic! Last year, the pandemic put much of college sports on hold, but now we are back and hyped for the showdown on the gridiron. Bethune-Cookman University has a nine-year winning streak over Florida A&M University. What will be the outcome in 2021? We talk about it in this issue, along with the campus student leadership. Don’t miss this years-long mashup between two of Florida’s greatest Historically Black Colleges and Universities. It is going to be epic! In more exciting news, we are pleased to present Congresswoman Val Demings in this issue. In our cover story, you will learn about her trek to Capitol Hill, how she plans to move forward, and how she is thinking about Florida communities on the journey. As she makes a historic run for senate, we will be watching and sharing her accomplishments with you. This issue includes a tribute to the life of Gen. Colin Powell, an outstanding American who lost his battle with the coronavirus. As the nation’s first Black secretary of state, he was a trusted advisor to presidential administrations and he inspired our nation to be greater. We salute you, Colin Powell. Also, we share holiday travel tips and ONYX Magazine’s magical experience at the pre-events of Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary. As always, we remain committed to bringing you news that entertains, inspires and informs. Here’s to you and your family for a safe and happy holiday season and a Happy New Year!