Activist seek “Justice for Chad Washington” this weekend

Activist seek “Justice for Chad Washington” this weekend

Editor’s Note: This is a continuing story. A more in-depth story will be printed in the next issue of the Tangent.   On Mar. 22, Newtown resident Darnesha McMillan called Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to help fellow Newtown resident, Chad...
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Selah Freedom supports policies that equate sex work with human trafficking

Selah Freedom supports policies that equate sex work with human trafficking

In a well-lit office building waiting room sits Laurie Swink, the co-founder of Selah Freedom, an anti-trafficking organization based in Sarasota, waiting for me to set up the recording device. She’s a blonde woman with piercing blue eyes and a...
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Black communities of Bradenton are saying no to proposed flyover

Black communities of Bradenton are saying no to proposed flyover

  As anyone driving in the Sarasota-Manatee area is aware, traffic is horrible. The snowbirds have flown down–rather they drove, and they are driving locals up the wall. Recently, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) proposed a plan to ma...
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A trailer estate of mind

A trailer estate of mind

  As a little girl, Sophia Kanzius often wondered what heaven would look like. She imagined a place that was warm all year, a place where no one had to work, with green trees and flowers that stayed in bloom....
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Medieval and Renaissance Conference attracts scholars from around the world

Medieval and Renaissance Conference attracts scholars from around the world

The words “medieval studies” may conjure images of stuffy old men clad in wool, smoking pipes, polishing pocket watches and debating the ecclesiastical reforms of Pope Gregory VII. However, nothing could be further from the truth, and on Mar. 8-10...
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Sex workers march in Ybor on International Sex Workers Rights Day

Sex workers march in Ybor on International Sex Workers Rights Day

  “One, two, three, four. I’m a worker and a whore! Five, six, seven, eight. Masterbate and smash the state!” Syd Eastman said, rallying the crowd that stood before her composed of sex workers and their allies.   Eastman founded...
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Racing Dog Retirement Project makes adopting greyhounds accessible

Racing Dog Retirement Project makes adopting greyhounds accessible

  Greyhounds may be the fastest dogs in the world, but they’re also mellow, magnanimous and grade-A couch potatoes. And unlike many kinds of purebred dogs, where obtaining the family pet of one’s dreams may involve back-and-forths with breeders, waiti...
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JDub’s indie spin on Black Friday weekend

JDub’s indie spin on Black Friday weekend

Saturday, families settled in behind brand new LED TVs, icing the bruises earned battling for that larger-and-brighter-than-life display and apprehensively eyeing day three of turkey-centric meals. Jeff Bezos saw his net worth explode to over $100 billion, eno...
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$35 million budget for new USF Sarasota-Manatee research center

$35 million budget for new USF Sarasota-Manatee research center

More than 800 alumnae/i, donors and other community members gathered on Sunday, Nov. 5 for Brunch on the Bay at the University of Florida’s Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM) campus. Brunch on the Bay is the USFSM’s foremost fundraising event and guests enjoyed...
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Huzzah and Cheers! The Sarasota Medieval Fair wraps up its fourteenth year

Huzzah and Cheers! The Sarasota Medieval Fair wraps up its fourteenth year

    The lingering smell of turkey legs and the distant sound of “cheers” and “huzzahs” signaled the return of the 14th annual Sarasota Medieval Fair. Hundreds of visitors, including several students, filed into the dusty parking lots of the.....
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