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[OPINION] "GUEST EDITORIAL: Still waiting for that change to come" - Nate Jacobs, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/opinion/20200604/guest-editorial-still-waiting-for-that-change-to-come

[NEWS] "Black influencers on the Suncoast give a voice to those who can't" - Annette Gutierrez, SNN News
https://www.snntv.com/story/42207519/black-influencers-on-the-suncoast-give-a-voice-to-those-who-cant

[NEWS] "Behind the Scenes: Theater can help unite divided world" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainment/20200605/behind-scenes-theater-can-help-divided-world-together

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Names New Board Chair, Trustees" - Broadway World Sarasota
https://www.broadwayworld.com/sarasota/article/Westcoast-Black-Theatre-Troupe-Names-New-Board-Chair-Trustees-20200618

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Names New Board Chair, Trustees" - Sarasota Patch
https://patch.com/florida/sarasota/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-names-new-board-chair-trustees

[OPINION] "STATEMENT OF FAITH: A call to come to the Lord in memory of George Floyd" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/opinion/20200615/statement-of-faith-call-to-come-to-lord-in-memory-of-george-floyd

[NEWS] "Live theaters will take time and precautions before reopening" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainment/20200607/live-theaters-will-take-time-and-precautions-before-reopening

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe expands scholarship program" - Community, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20200610/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-expands-scholarship-program

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Expands Scholarship Program" - SRQ Daily
https://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2020-05-28/13748_Westcoast-Black-Theatre-Troupe-Expands-Scholarship-Program

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Expands Scholarship Program" SCENE Magazine
http://www.scenesarasota.com/magazine/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-expands-scholarship-program/

[NEWS] "Business People, June 15" - Business Weekly
Nate featured for participation in national Zoom discussion, "Black Theatre Founders"
https://www.heraldtribune.com/business/20200615/business-people-june-15

[EVENTS] "Arts events in Sarasota-Manatee June 11-16" - Jay Handelman, St. Augustine Record
https://www.staugustine.com/entertainment/20200611/arts-events-in-sarasota-manatee-june-11-16?template=ampart

Black Theatre Founders Zoom Discussion
https://vimeo.com/423347504

[NEWS] "Online This Week - May 27, 2020" - Rob Weinert-Kendt, American Theatre
https://www.americantheatre.org/2020/05/27/online-this-week/