Opal Lee- Grandmother of Juneteenth

by Leyla Abdallah, contributor Often referred to as the “Grandmother of Juneteenth,” Opal Lee played a crucial role in advocating for Juneteenth to become a federal holiday. Her activism journey was influenced by her personal experiences and historical awareness, which were shaped by her surroundings and the cultural context in which she grew up. Opal …

The Hard Work That Paid Off-Juneteenth Summary

by Laniqua Brow, contributing writer   (STX, June 20, 2024). To start with significant historical and cultural consequences, the bill designating Juneteenth as a federal holiday in the United States was passed in 2021, marking a landmark legislative milestone. Examining how prevailing cognitive frameworks, cultural attitudes, and historical narratives impacted legislators, the public, and the …

UVI Student Winners of the Historic Self-Determination and Constitutional Development Poetry and Essay Contest

(STX/STT, June 12, 2024) staff. UVI Student Winners of the Historic Self-Determination and Constitutional Development Poetry and Essay Contest The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) is pleased to announce the cash prize winners of the Historic Self-Determination and Constitutional Development Poetry and Essay Contest, hosted by the Social Science Department spearheaded by UVI Political …

PRESTIGIOUS CANNES LION FESTIVAL RECOGNIZES UVIABJ JOURNALIST Celebrating creativity that drives progress.

PRESTIGIOUS CANNES LION FESTIVAL RECOGNIZES UVIABJ JOURNALIST Celebrating Creative Energy that Promotes Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (staff, April 2024, STX). The University of the Virgin Islands Association of Black Journalists (UVIABJ) continues to live vicariously through its members and announces another historic ‘first.’ The student organization proudly reports that former Vice President Shugga Rosenbloom, now …

UVIABJ Press Travel 5000 miles and Explore ‘Black Wall Street’

(St. Croix, April 27, 2024) Four University of the Virgin Islands Association of Black Journalists students traveled 2,285 miles one way to join more than 300 professional and practicing television, print, and radio journalists for the 2024 event, “Black Press Meets Black Street.” They endured more than 10 hours and three airflight changes (both ways) …

RAISING THE BAR, CONTINUING TO PUSH HARDER: UVIABJ Student Journalists Faced Stiff Competition in 2024 SRPI

(Staff, STT, USVI, April 2024). For the third consecutive year, Comm majors/minors at the University of the Virgin Islands participated in the Southern Regional Press Institute at Savannah State University and were recognized for their outstanding reporting and writing skills. Students entered articles published between January 2022 and January 2023. Reporters and contributing writers of …

SAL: Rhetorical Expressions of A Life Long-Lived

Rhetorical Expressions of A Life Long-Lived: Mrs. Sarah Rebeccah Rhymer Richardson contributors: William Steger, Jadah Jarvis, Nico Thomas,  Devon Pelle, Felisha Felix, Nathan Carroll and Cheryl Hendricks-Thomas Centenarian matriarch, and the last of nine siblings to survive, Mrs. Sarah Rebeccah (“Sal”) Rhymer Richardson lived 12 days past her 102nd birthday. Born in Tortola British Virgin Islands, …

UVI Lady Bucs’ 2023-2024 Season Comes to a Close

Tuscaloosa, Alabama, February 28, 2024 – The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Lady Buccaneer basketball team closed out its 2023-2024 season with a 95-47 loss to the Lady Bulldogs of Tougaloo College in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) 2024 Hope Credit Union Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship at Birthright Alumni Hall in Tuscaloosa, …

UVI v. Wiley

Buccaneers Surrender Late Lead in Loss to Wiley ST.THOMAS, VI (February 2, 2024) – The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Men’s basketball team surrendered the lead late to the Wildcats of Wiley University in a 62-57 loss Thursday night at the Elridge Blake Sports and Fitness Center. In a matchup that was a tale …