Election Information

Voter’s Guides, How to Evaluate a Candidate, Election Dates and links to important information on voting locations, required ID and more are on this page. Click here to see where to vote on election day, sample ballots, and your vote by mail address (if you elected VBM): 2020 General Election Voters Guides Manatee County 2020 […]Read More


Big Sean Tackles Anxiety & Suicidal Thoughts On Nipsey Hussle

He also alludes to losing a baby. Big Sean teamed up with the late Nipsey Hussle for “Deep Reverence,” a track from his upcoming album, Detroit 2. Produced by Rogét Chahayed, Audio Anthem, G. Ry, and Hit-Boy, the song finds Sean getting personal about mental health issues. He also refers to losing a baby and downplays long-rumored tensions with Kendrick Lamar. he Detroit rapper references JAY-Z while opening up about […]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

Creature of The Golden Stool

This month of January marks almost 200 hundred years since the battle of Nsamankwo,  which occurred between the British and the Ashanti Kingdom. On January 22, 1824, in the Battle of Nsamankow, the Ashanti Kingdom brutally defeated the British forces. This war forms part of a total of four Anglo-Ashanti wars; Nsamankow war (January 21, […]Read More

Prayer is coming back to the Manatee County school board

The Manatee County School Board has yielded to the secularists and, quite understandably, to the recommendations of its professional staff. It will no longer continue the decades-old tradition of beginning School Board meetings with the Lord’s Prayer. There was considerable pressure and power arrayed against the board members, from their own administrator and attorney, from […]Read More

“The Black & Brown Race and COVID-19 Vaccine”. 01-10-21 @

Sponsored by the Manatee/Sarasota County Branches of the NAACP. Some of the top medical experts in the area will have an open and frank conversation about the vaccine in the Black and Brown communities. You don’t want to miss this townhall forum. Dr. Manuel Gordillo; Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine Specialist-Sarasota Memorial Health Care System […]Read More

WTO: Why the United States rejected Nigerian candidate Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Nigerians continue to be optimistic that former Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala will become the first woman and the first African woman to head the World Trade Organization (WTO), despite US opposition support. WASHINGTON, DC – The campaign to replace Roberto Azevedo, a Brazilian, took on a new dimension on Wednesday, after the United States rejected Nigerian […]Read More

Manatee County Voters’ Guide for Candidates in the General Election,

Featuring the background and viewpoints of candidates in the following elections What Legislative actions would you propose to ensure ballot security, improve voter access, and promote voter participation in elections? The first thing I would do is anything in my power to get rid of the poll tax implemented by Ron DeSantis against returning citizens. […]Read More

Florida’s Housing Market in Second-quarter 2020 Reflects COVID-19 Impact Over

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 12, 2020 Florida’s housing market reflected the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and economic turmoil in the second quarter of 2020, particularly during April and May: higher median prices and more pending inventory, but fewer closed sales and fewer new listings compared to 2Q 2019, according to the latest housing data from Florida Realtors®. Closed […]Read More


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