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 …

KACTF presents play about Ethel Waters: More than Sweet

by Indeyah Todman (STX, February 5, 2022) Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) “Sweet Mama Stringbean,” is more than sweet. Directed by Evelyn D. Tyler, a cast of talented Florida A&M University (FAMU) student actors bring playwright Beth Turner’s vision to life in the hour-long play. Behind the play is a prolific group of skillful stage management, …

The littlest SANTA: KOHL SEALEY leads Xmas Toy Giveaway, Again

Littlest SANTA UVIVOICE 2.0 staff (Christiansted, USVI). For the second year in a row, the University of the Virgin Islands Association of Black Journalists Xmas Toys Giveaway was led by one of the youngest Virgin Islander. 4-year-old Kohl Sealey, resident of St. Croix eagerly gathered up some of his favorite toys and filled two boxes …

Locals Reflect on Virgin Island Artist Paloma McGregor

by J’nise Gifft Dancing While Black is just that, all that, up in that (what of that?), a fracture, an intersection, a mending, a void stolen and borrowed and originated and born again and again and again; resurrected, laughing at its own coincidence; ugly and profound, everyday and magicelectric; Dancing While Black is… has been… …

Book Reviews-

A Very Stable Genius: DONALD J. TRUMP’S TESTING OF AMERICA by Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig Review written by Jerome Philbert In the years since the United States’ 45th president took office, misinformation and controversy have been staple to the administration. These have resulted in continued debate, repeated claims and complaints, and ongoing investigations. However, perhaps in part, …