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Danish Students Want to Learn More About Colonial Past, Teachers Ready to Heed Their Call

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 the Anniversary Of Kaepernick Kneeling, Athletes Boycott Games to Protest Racial Injustice

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. 

Discussion Begins on When the Statues Fall in the V.I.

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.

New Mural Reminds Community That Black Lives Matter at Home and Abroad

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.

BLM Street Art Appears Overnight in Cruz Bay

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.

Local and National Philanthropic Foundations Find Common Ground

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.

As Support for Black Lives Matter Movement Grows in Denmark, ‘Colonial Amnesia’ Persists

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.
Protesters demonstrate in front of the V.I. Water and Power Authority office in Sunny Isle on St. Croix. (Source photo by Elisa McKay)

Protestors Call for Ouster of WAPA Official Who Posted Racially Charged Social Media Message

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.
Property and Procurement Commissioner Anthony Thomas is peppered by questions from the Senate Finance Committee Friday. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

WAPA Investigates Racist FB Post by Deputy Legal Counsel

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.

Copenhagen May Name New Streets for USVI Heroes

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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