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I need to speak ‘properly’-A Response to Spoken Word TEDTALK

by Wilah-Marie Baptiste *NOTE: Jamila Lyiscott, PhD.,  aka, Dr. J, is an aspiring way-maker, a community-engaged scholar, nationally renowned speaker,  and co-founder/co-director of the Center of Racial Justice and Youth Engaged Research. Dr. J is most well known for being featured on TED.com where her video, ‘3 Ways to Speak English,’ has been viewed over 4.8 million …

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UVI MEDICAL SIMULATION CENTER- STX CAMPUS- RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY

(STX-June 28) -STX campus was the site of the Ribbon cutting ceremony that allowed community members, local residents, and government officials the opportunity to tour the much anticipated medical simulation facility. According to Project manager, Elisa Sanchez, owner of EJS, although the building is not yet operational, major components have been installed, and the community …

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What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July? A Contemporary Analysis

REPRINTED from 2020 -by Jada Roberts, Dahlia Ferrol, and Sabina Ferrol “Fellow-citizens, above your national, tumultuous joy, I hear the mournful wail of millions! whose chains, heavy and grievous yesterday, are, to-day, rendered more intolerable by the jubilee shouts that reach them.” Words from Frederick Douglass’ speech are applicable to people of color in the …