Thought Provoking

Alexis Thompson's Threat? Wins 2022 Embracing Our Differences People's Choice Award

Thompson says she was initially motivated to create the piece after Breonna Taylor was killed by police in 2020.

04/25/2022 By Staff

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

Leadership

Shumaker Attorneys Selected to Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Programs

They are Jade Davis and Samantha Peckham.

03/14/2022 By Staff

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

Film

2021 'Visions of the Black Experience' Film Series Announced

The free series celebrates and illuminates the historical, social and cultural aspects of Black life through film.

11/09/2021 By Staff

From the Editor

Welcome to 'Listening to Diverse Voices'

Explore our powerful series that brings you the stories of our diverse community.

10/04/2021 Edited by Susan Burns

Arts Education

Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative Launches 'Syllabus of Color' Initiative

A $106,700 grant from the Barancik Foundation will be directed to hiring teaching artists, community relations managers and a project manager.

06/28/2021 By Staff

Education

College Names New Dean, Chief Diversity Officer

New College of Florida recently hired Bill Woodson.

03/11/2019 By Staff

Limelight

Photos From Sarasota Magazine's 2019 Unity Awards

The annual awards luncheon at Michael's on East honored nine members of the community who advance equality, diversity and inclusion.

02/20/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Honors

Meet the Winners of Our 2019 Unity Awards

This year's winners are advocates for those in crisis, for the physically and mentally disabled, and for those from different cultures, genders, races and religious backgrounds.

01/04/2019 By Staff

Arts

Theater Troupe Recognized By State for Diversity Efforts

Sarasota's Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe was recently honored by the Florida Department of State’s Division of Cultural Affairs.

01/04/2018 By staff

All in Together Now

Adams and Reese Advocates for Diversity

A diversity success story.

02/08/2017 By Su Byron

All Together Now

How to Hire a Diverse Workforce

Diversity is good for the bottom line.

02/06/2017 By Su Byron

The World in a Classroom

Searching for Diversity in Sarasota

When Sylvia Whitman moved to Sarasota, she searched for diversity. Then she signed up to teach an evening ESOL class.

10/26/2016 By Sylvia Whitman