The Ringling Welcomes Three New Exhibitions

Sarasota, Florida- The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is thrilled to announce theopening of three new exhibitions. All exhibitions will open during February 2021. The Ringlingwill also be offering virtual museum experiences in addition to exhibitions on campus.Frans Hals: Detecting a Decade will run Feb. 14, 2021 – May 16, 2021. The Ringling’s […]Read More


Florida A&M’s LeBron Nike Deal Features Millions in Gear and

The first LeBron James-branded Nike college sports apparel agreement is heavy on promotion and marketing, a novel advantage for the Football Championship Subdivision school that landed it. Last week, Nike announced the six-year apparel partnership with Florida A&M, which will outfit all the Historically Black University’s athletic programs while adorning the Rattlers’ men’s and women’s basketball players in […]Read More


Public defender: I worked with Kamala Harris. She was the

Niki Solis Opinion contributor There has been much talk about the time Sen. Kamala Harris spent as a prosecutor. As a public defender for 24 years, I examined, critiqued, and battled Harris when she was the San Francisco district attorney. And more often than not, Harris and I were on opposite sides. Having had this experience, I […]Read More


Minority-Owned Paves Faster, Simpler Path for the Massive E-Learning

As social distancing and shelter at home became the newest challenge for burnt-out seasoned professionals to surmount in the era of COVID-19, one small company had already been helping frustrated corporate executives turn their expansive knowledge into robust revenue in the multi-billion-dollar e-learning industry. Headquartered in Atlanta, is a small, minority-owned, but fast-growing player […]Read More


If you are an African American you could have DNA

By Luther Wilkins (MSV) About this Region Extending through the heart of Africa, our Cameroon, Congo, and Southern Bantu Peoples region winds through tropical rainforest, humid savanna, and semi-arid desert. Starting about 3,000 years ago, Bantu-speaking peoples spread from an area around the border of modern-day Cameroon and Nigeria through much of sub-Saharan Africa in […]Read More


(MSV Spotlight) LaTosha Robinson-Butler

By Kenya Williams MSV As the old saying goes, “Every penny counts!” This old adage appears to be an understatement as most families struggle to fill their homes with just the bare necessities.  Many households are being affected by the pandemic the world is currently facing.  Parents are experiencing layoffs, children are being mandated to […]Read More

Simone Biles, has something new for Tokyo

By Emily Giambalvo When Simone Biles made her Olympic debut in 2016, she cemented her status as the best gymnast in the world, pushing the boundaries of the sport with extraordinarily difficult routines to win the all-around competition and lead the United States to team gold. This summer in Tokyo, she intends to reach even greater […]Read More

Florida may restrict offering food and water to voters near

Despite a long-standing reputation for botched elections, Florida’s balloting ran smoothly last year. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida may bar outside groups from giving food or water to voters standing within 150 feet of polling places, a provision that is drawing comparisons to a much broader prohibition included in a contentious election bill recently enacted in […]Read More

The Bay Park Celebrates Mangrove Walkway

The Mangrove Walkway will officially open to public on April 10 The Bay Park Conservancy (BPC), the non-profit organization responsible for overseeing the redevelopment of 53-acres of City-owned land along Sarasota Bay into a public park celebrated the Mangrove Walkway with a small, private ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 25. The occasion was celebrated alongside friends, […]Read More

The Ringling in Celebrating World Circus Day

World Circus Day is celebrated all over the world annually, and we are celebrating! , April 17, 2021 “We are thrilled to participate in the 11th World Circus Day,” said Jennifer Lemmer Posey,Tibbals Curator of Circus at The Ringling, “This special day celebrates the legacy of the historiccircus and educates visitors on the circus of today. […]Read More

April Fools Fête: Nate Jacobs’ Jukebox Streaming LIVE from WBTT

Our joyous spring celebration is just one week away! Don’t miss April Fools Fête: Nate Jacobs’ Jukebox, STREAMING LIVE at 7 PM next Monday, April 5! Join us virtually and support WBTT’s education programs!     April Fools Fête: Nate Jacobs’ Jukebox     Streaming LIVE from WBTT 7-9 PM Monday, April 5, 2021   Tickets $50 […]Read More

Albert Wilson was 20 years old when he was accused

   A Douglas County judge has ordered a new trial for 25-year-old Albert Wilson, a former University of Kansas student convicted of rape. Wilson was 20 years old when he was accused of raping a then 17-year-old girl in Lawrence he met at a bar. The case has drawn national attention, including from some celebrities. […]Read More

Goodwill, Children’s Guardian Fund partner to help foster kids

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – When children enter the foster care system, extended family or non-relatives will take responsibility for a child or children while they are not able to live with a parent or parents. In many cases, additional resources are needed to make children comfortable and feel at home in their new residence. Thanks to […]Read More

Tribute To The Life of Fredi Sears Brown Co-Founder, Family

December 4, 1923 ~ March 9, 2021 (age 97) Fredi Sears Brown was born on December 4, 1923, in Bradenton, FL to Oscar and Mary Sears. She departed this life on March 9, 2021, in Tamarac, FL, where she had moved to be near her daughter.She and her siblings grew up attending St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church. In […]Read More


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