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Students Stress Inclusion, Social Justice and Tolerance as Hebrew Congregation Honors Eight at MLK Awards Ceremony

The universality of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s work was not lost on the eight students who spoke to the Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas virtually on Friday night about their hopes for steering our community toward a path of tolerance, equitable communication, acceptance, and change.

Sebastian Franks Wants You to Find Your ‘Purpose’

“Remember What You’re Fighting For” is the name of Sebastian Franks’s newest album and features his focal song “Purpose,” which inspires people to find their reason for being.

Spike Postpones Two Agriculture Events: What Event Planners Need to Know

Two of the three remaining major agriculture fairs in the Virgin Islands have postponed their dates based on consideration for the spike in COVID-19 numbers.

MBW Plans Virtual 5th Annual Mystery Event for February 26

My Brother’s Workshop (MBW) will host “Mystery in Paradise” set to the theme of Clue by Hasbro from 7-10 p.m. (AST) on Saturday, Feb. 26.

St. John School of the Arts Postpones ‘Broadway Comes to St. John’ Until March

The St. John School of the Arts has postponed “Broadway Comes to St. John” until Saturday, March 19, out of concerns about the rise in COVID infections.

Art @ Top Hat – The St. Croix Icon Closed its Doors December 31

Art @ Top Hat, the St. Croix icon, closed its doors on Dec. 31. Although closed as a gallery, there will be a big sale on Saturday, Jan. 15, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. “We are selling estate art, handmade jewelry, fixtures, and kitchen tools,” said Hanne Rasmussen.

Artist Augustin Holder Will Present “Intrepid Journey” at 81C

Take a trip through an "Intrepid Journey" on Saturday, January 15, 2022, as artist Augustin Kelvin Holder presents a full-scale exhibition of his abstract works at 81C on Kronprindsens Gade.

Bajo El Sol Gallery to Feature Four Artists; Exhibit to Open January 8

Bajo El Sol Gallery in Mongoose Junction will be featuring “Fluere” from Saturday, Jan. 8 through Friday, Feb. 11.

81C Town Tour of Charlotte Amalie and the Gallery Scheduled for Wednesdays

81C in historic Charlotte Amalie has announced the launch of the 81C Town Tour, a walking-tour-social celebrating present, past and future reflections on the town.

Celebrating Kwanzaa St. Croix Style with Kwanzaa Everday, an Opportunity to Reimagine Values

Kwanzaa is devoted to celebrating the seven basic values of African culture or the "Nguzo Saba," which in Swahili means the seven principles. Translated these are: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith.

Love is the Focus of Darshania’s New Album ‘Heart Chakra’

As a yogini, healing artist, musician, and writer, Darshania continues her life journey with the release of the album “Heart Chakra.”

The Crucian Christmas Carnival/Festival Village Retrospective: A Look Back in Visuals

Call it what you will, the Crucian Christmas Carnival/Festival Village has been an important part of the holiday festivities since about 1957. The Village has honored someone each year who has made significant contributions to the entire Festival.

Crucian/Hispanic Dancer Nateli Ruiz Offers a New Schedule for her Hip-Hop Master Classes

Nateli Ruiz is offering a new schedule for her Hip-Hop masterclasses on Wednesday, Jan. 5. The open level classes are for children, 6:30-7:15 p.m., and for adults, 7:15-8:30 p.m. Children six years and older and adults starting at age 16 are welcome.

New Youth Report Highlighted at Annual Kwanzaa Gathering

The hills of Bordeaux aren't unfamiliar to the sound of African drumming at sundown, but once a year, the rhythms are coupled with the burning of seven candles symbolizing the principles of Kwanzaa along with the chanting of "Harambee" seven times as community members end the night shouting, "let's pull together," in KiSwahili.

Creating Safe Spaces to Support LGBTQ+ Students in the U.S. Virgin Islands Schools

On Dec. 15, a small group of educators and students participated in a two-hour professional development workshop entitled "Creating Safe Spaces to Support LGBTQ+ Students in the U.S. Virgin Islands Schools," facilitated by Dr. Sheila Gregory, a professor at Clark Atlanta University.

Leo TH3RD Sibilly Releases New Single “Bettin On Me”

29-year-old Virgin Islander, Leo Sibilly III, released his latest single, "Bettin On Me," on December 13, 2021, to push himself to keep reaching his goals and encourage others to do the same.

THE LITTLEST SANTA CLAUS: KOHL SEALEY LEADS XMAS TOY GIVEAWAY, AGAIN

For the second year in a row, the University of the Virgin Islands Association of Black Journalists Xmas Toys Giveaway is led by one of the youngest Virgin Islanders. 4-year-old Kohl Sealey, a resident of St. Croix, eagerly gathered up some of his favorite toys and filled two boxes to give away to kids in need of presents for the holidays.

‘Friends in the Courtyard’ Artisans Meet Wednesdays at CMCarts

“Friends in the Courtyard” Artisans meet Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts. Anyone interested in art, crafts, or anything related to the arts is welcome to join the group or lead a class, Bev Lewis said.

Watch: Sing St. John Free Virtual Concert

Christmas, Hannukah, Solstice, Kwanzaa, the New Year – with much to celebrate during the winter months, Sing St. John shared a selection of songs spanning all of the traditions during a free Zoom concert.

The Visionaires Are Giving Away Books and Toys to STT Students

The Visionaries are back again with another giveaway for the Virgin Islands community. On January 6, 2022, the group will be having a "Back 2 School Toy Drive" that will benefit students of all ages.

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