Listening to Black Voices

Entrepreneur Lillian Lambert on Being the First Black Woman to Graduate from Harvard Business School

"In my class of about 800 students, 18 were women and six were Black: five men and me."

05/10/2022 By Heather Dunhill

Lash Out

Eunice Chavez Opens Second Eye Candy Lash Extensions Location

Chavez shares her inspirations, her treatment offerings and her best advice for fellow female founders.

05/03/2022 By Heather Dunhill

Nature of Things

You Can Now Find Gogo Ferguson's Nature-Inspired Jewelry at Sarasota Art Museum

Ferguson creates homewares and jewelry from relics she finds on her home on Georgia's Cumberland Island.

04/19/2022 By Heather Dunhill

Listening to Black Voices

Former J&J Executive Marilyn Thompson on Diversity, Inclusion and Corporate Culture

Marilyn Thompson also weighs in on the Will Smith/Chris Rock altercation and its broader implications for the Black Community.

04/12/2022 By Heather Dunhill

Primp and Polish

Local Salon Owner Launches a New Nail Polish Line

Veteran nail tech Thu Thach has created a line of 10-free, vegan and cruelty-free nail lacquers.

03/29/2022 By Heather Dunhill

Listening to Black Voices

Neirda Thompson-Pemberton on Diversity in Engineering and Inspiring Kids Through S.T.E.A.M.

"Diversity and inclusion aren’t about an afterthought. They're about intent, from the beginning."

03/16/2022 By Heather Dunhill

Listening to Black Voices

Attorney E. Keith DuBose on Why Sarasota Needs More Black Lawyers

DuBose works with Booker High School's Law Academy and the Sarasota Bar Association to attract Black lawyers to the area.

02/08/2022 By Heather Dunhill

Love Notes

Five Easy Yet Romantic Valentine's Day Date Ideas

Head to the park or a beach, pretend you're a tourist at a local attraction, and more.

02/07/2022 By Heather Dunhill

Listening to Black Voices

Dr. Lisa Merritt on Epigenetics, Access and Equity in Health Care

"Be purposeful, tell the truth, and elucidate what the issues are—and, at the same time, come ready with solutions and strategies."

01/11/2022 By Heather Dunhill

New Year, New You

Four Local Beauty Pros Share Their New Year's Resolutions

Practicing mindfulness and making sure to apply daily SPF are big themes this year.

01/04/2022 By Heather Dunhill

Unity Awards

Nancy Parrish Is Reforming the Military Justice System

Parrish's Protect Our Defenders is the preeminent organization dedicated to ending the epidemic of sexual violence, victim retaliation and racism in the military.

01/04/2022 By Heather Dunhill

Listening to Black Voices

Information Engineer Derik Perry on Artificial Intelligence, Algothrimic Bias and Social Media

"We have to be aware that social media has the potential to do harm and that, purely by the use of it, people are exposed to an algorithmic bias."

12/14/2021 By Heather Dunhill

Visionary

Dr. Kristin Doyle of Spectacle Gallery Explains the Latest Trends in Eyewear

Doyle's top tip? "Glasses should be fun!"

12/13/2021 By Heather Dunhill

Gray Hair 101

Hair Care 101: How to Go Gray Gracefully

Coral Pleas, veteran stylist and owner of Cutting Loose salons, shares her top tips.

11/15/2021 By Heather Dunhill

Listening to Black Voices

Talent Agent and Attorney Nurisha Harvey on Activism, Implicit Bias, and Equity vs. Equality

Harvey, who grew up with major civil rights activists, talks about where we are today in the struggle for equality.

11/10/2021 By Heather Dunhill

Listening to Black Voices

Marketing Exec Frank E. Griffith Jr. on Living Through Race Riots and Diversity in the Pharmaceutical Industry

"Discern where you need to improve and be open to educating yourself about other cultures."

10/12/2021 By Heather Dunhill

Skincare and Science

We Tried It: Probiotic Skincare

LaFlore Probiotic Skincare is the brain child of Maya Ivanjesku.

09/28/2021 By Heather Dunhill

Listening to Black Voices

Retired U.S. Special Agent Henry Hunter on His Career at the State Department

Hunter also reflects on the impact of strong women on his life—including his sister, award-winning journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault.

09/14/2021 By Heather Dunhill

Art Appreciation

Four Black Sarasota Artists You Need to Know

These men are constantly creating new work—and challenging existing ideas about inclusion in the art world.

08/18/2021 By Heather Dunhill

Listening to Black Voices

Former New York Police Commissioner James H. Lawrence Jr. on 9/11, Vietnam and Peaceful Protests

On September 11, 2001, Lawrence was the highest-ranking officer at NYPD headquarters, just blocks from Ground Zero.

08/10/2021 By Heather Dunhill