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Donating Locally for Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement that, since its inception in 2012, takes place on the first Tuesday after the American holiday of Thanksgiving.

Waterfront Gathering Mourns USVI’s 2020 Murder Victims

An annual waterfront gathering Friday evening was part of the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims, remembering the almost 40 Virgin Islanders who have lost their lives to violence so far this year.
Gabriel A. Stephen, Su-Layne Walker and baby pose with the Denim Day frame at the 2017 St. Thomas Carnival Denim Day 2017. (Photo by Vernon Araujo)

Wednesday’s ‘Denim Day’ Observance Supports Survivors of Sexual Assault

The Denim Day campaign, an annual event to support victims of sexual assault and abuse, will take place Wednesday, April 29, on the islands and around the world.
Assistant Commissioner Carla Benjamin, Department of Human Services. (Submitted photo)

Stop the Children Crying

There are many ways to hurt a child. The most common, according to the National Children’s Alliance and other groups that track child maltreatment, is through neglect. Statistics for the Virgin Islands support that.
The Family Resource Center on St Thomas is one of the agencies providing assistance for victims of domestic violence and sex-related crimes. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

Coronavirus Isolation Turns Homes into Pressure Cookers

As communities close up due to the novel coronavirus, they lock in tension and anger that is exploding into an increase in domestic violence.

38th Women’s Jogger Jam Scheduled for Sunday

Fruit Bowl will host the 38th edition of the Women’s Jogger Jam Sunday, Jan. 26, at 4:30 p.m.
Children were prominent in the annual Domestic Violence Awareness march Thursday night, (Source photo by Judi Shimel)

Children Lead March Against Domestic Violence

The recent brutal death of a 4-year-old St. Croix boy made this year’s observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Cruz Bay more poignant. Children of all ages milled around at the foot of the bandstand at Franklin Powell Park.
Shaun A. Pennington

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: What We Care About

In the V.I., as has recently been revealed in the most heinous of ways, people are suffering and transmitting generational trauma. It has been going on for hundreds of years. What are we as a community demanding be done about it?

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