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 …

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 …

Key Questions Receive Honest Answers from The Black News Channel

Key Questions Receive Honest Answers from The Black News Channel: Virtual Media Day Hosted for Outstanding Journalism Students from HBCUs  by George Francis (STT, USVI-November 8, 2021) Recent social climate changes and shifts in the way news is disseminated about people of color have led to the following questions. Is there a future for Black …

“I’m Articulate:” An Intellectual Response to Spoken Word TEDTALK

by Catharine Seabrookes *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 …

@BLM and the Caribbean

by Nicholas Figueroa The death of George Floyd Has sparked brutal riots and protests all over America. The scale of the current fight for the end to racial injustice and the perpetuation of institutionalized racism, has been likened to the Civil rights era. However, America is not the only place in the world that was …