2022 Journalism Summit: Time Capsule-Then and Now

(STX-December 10, 2022, staff). Local media joined a group of national and international guests invited by students of the University of the Virgin Islands Association of Black Journalists (UVIABJ) a successful virtual series of lectures, held last month via virtual format.  The 2022 UVIABJ Journalism summit, held its second two-day conference in an effort to …

The African Creative Industries Will Create Millions of Jobs Across the Continent

By Kyra Edwards (St. Croix, December 16, 2022). United States President Joe Biden hosted leaders from across the African continent for the second US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC on December 13-15, 2022. The Summit highlighted ideologies held by major world policymakers that as the youngest continent on the planet and a key geopolitical figure, …

Black Social Media Conveys Alertness on Shanquella Robinson Case

By Keanu Jacobs (STJ-November 2022) The power of black social media elevated and brought justice to Shanquella’s story. Social media users who used #SayHerName brought awareness to violence against Shanquella Robinson and her tragic loss on all media platforms. According to an NBC News reporter, Robinson’s mother, Salamandra, is thanking Black users on Twitter, TikTok, …

What REALLY Happened at UVA?

UVIABJ Staff Reporter (STT-November 2022) The University of Virginia (UVA) has been in the national headlines recently, and not in a good way.  As the 2022 fall semester came to a close, a traumatic event happened at UVA when three student-athletes were killed, and two other people were shot and injured. The incident took place …