Inspired by the lack of diversity at her school in Jacksonville, Florida, Kennedy McKinney returned home to Boca Raton, and on March 1st, 2020, the FAU student-founded FAU’s first Black newspaper, The Paradigm Press.
A student-run newspaper covering topics such as student life, issues at FAU, culture, and community on the college campus, and more. Kennedy McKinney is also the president of FAU’s Black Student Union and her on-campus involvement led her to be on the front cover of the Legacy newspaper.
On Episode 14 of the BocaFirst podcast, Boca Soul Connexion/BocaSoulX, Kennedy McKinney discusses with Nile Fortner, her responsibilities with the Paradigm Press and the Black Student Union. Kennedy McKinney also discusses with Nile Fortner, how she feels about being the cover story for the Legacy newspaper, how the Paradigm Press originated and the difficulties they had to overcome, her love of ‘80s movies, NABJ-South Florida, her goals after graduation, and more on this BocaFirst podcast episode.
If you haven’t already, you may also check out Episode 8 of the podcast featuring Ashley Walker of the Paradigm Press. On that episode, Ashley discusses with Nile, diversity amongst FAU, her podcast series Paradoxically, and more. Listen Here