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Focus on Danish colonial history has surged over the past couple of years in not only public discourse but also in the country's educational system.
On August 26, 2016, Colin Kaepernick knelt for the first time to bring attention to the issues of racial inequality and police brutality that plague America. In 2020, on the same date, professional athletes are still using their platform to bring attention to the same issues in the form of a boycott.
The removal of Confederate, colonialist, imperialist and enslaver monuments all over the world in recent months has sparked a conversation about the power of monuments and memories in the Virgin Islands.
A mural bearing the messages “Black Lives Matter” and “Stop the Killing” was painted on the wall in front of Pueblo Market in Long Bay, in a show of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in the states, with the heavy hearts of a community that has lost so many Black lives due to gun violence.
A painted yellow graphic mural declaring "Black Lives Matte"' appeared overnight in Cruz Bay. Monday morning motorists, taxi tours and visitors on foot traversed the graphic with letters spanning the roadway from curb to curb, leading to the Lind Point Overlook.
The St. Croix Foundation was thrilled to collaborate with more than 60 other Black foundation leaders in fashioning a statement released as COVID-19 and police brutality were disproportionately ravaging Black communities across the nation.
In recent weeks outrage over police brutality in the United States and the subsequent worldwide proliferation of the Black Lives Matter movement has sparked a debate in Denmark, forcing the country to grapple with its own issues of systemic racism.
A group of angry Virgin Islanders staged a demonstration Tuesday at the St. Croix office of the Water and Power Authority to protest racially charged statements made on social media by Mark Kragel.
Denouncing statements made on social media by its deputy legal counsel, WAPA officials determined Monday that the power to fire him lays in the hands of the utility’s executive director.
New streets, ways and alleys in Copenhagen may see names like Buddhoe Gade, Mary Thomas Vej or Axeline Elizabeth Salomon Alle, if a plan by one of the city's mayors comes to fruition.
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