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

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

America’s racial reckoning is putting a spotlight on Black mental

The pandemic, economic anxiety, and reignited fights on racist structures have created a “mental health tsunami” in the Black community. By Doha Madani As a child, Reginald Howard struggled with destructive visions, moments where he imagined destroying the shelves at the corner store or pushing another child down, but when he tried to identify what was […]Read More

These are the most popular banks in each state for

By Matthew Goldberg Matthew Goldberg’s Twitter profile New technology may mean fewer reasons to go into a bank. But even though simple transactions can be conducted online or using a mobile app, the number of branches in the U.S. has only seen a slight decline, according to Bankrate’s analysis of Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) data as […]Read More

Federal Statistics Reveal Coronavirus Kills Far More Black & Hispanic

The coronavirus is taking the lives of Hispanic, Black, and American Indian children at a significant rate compared to white children, according to federal statistics that were released Tuesday. The numbers, which are the most current comprehensive U.S. accounting of pediatric infections and fatalities, revealed that there have been 391,814 confirmed cases among children under […]Read More

Tia Mowry-Hardrict Says That Parents Should Begin Teaching Their Kids

Tia Mowry-Hardrict is encouraging parents to begin teaching their children about racism at home from an early age. “It starts at home,” Mowry-Hardrict said on the premiere episode of the Dear Media podcast Being Bümo. “What people have to understand is this behavior is learned, so it’s about communication. It’s about bringing awareness. It’s about […]Read More

Roy Jones, Jr. Is Having Second Thoughts About Fighting Mike

It looks Roy Jones Jr. may have reviewed the 1997 footage of Mike Tyson taking a bite out of Evander Holyfield’s ear and had a change of heart about their November exhibition match. “He’s still Mike Tyson. He’s still one of the strongest, most explosive people who ever touched a boxing ring,” Jones revealed to […]Read More

Criminal Justice Conversation

The 111th NAACP National Convention begins today, September 13. Millions across the country have made it known that enough is enough – We Are Done Dying. Social activists, industry leaders, and public servants will join thousands of NAACP members and supporters in making an action plan to improve, protect, and change our communities.Join us from Sunday, […]Read More

Jane Rose named director of USF Early University Programs, leads

SARASOTA, Fla. – As the University of South Florida consolidated its three campuses into one university this year, Jane Rose was tasked with taking on an expanded role, bringing her wide-ranging talents, experience, and administrative skills to a new position that helps high school students get a jump on college. Rose, associate professor of English […]Read More


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