Can a U.S. Virgin Islander Run for President?

By Indeyah Todman (STX-September 23, 2022) “I’m going to be president when I grow up!”, said a curiously confident 5-year-old as she skipped along the Cramer’s Park beach with her grandmother. Her grandmother laughed with amusement at the little girl’s bold statement. “Why do you want to be president, Indeyah?”, she asked with a smile. …

UVI Students Serve as HBCU-Africa Correspondents Corps Student Reporters

Gimel Pinto and Kyra Edwards, communication major and minor, respectively, were selected from a host of undergraduates across the nation to serve as student reporters for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)-Africa Correspondents Corps (HBCU-ACC). The new initiative aims to provide student journalists and political scientists attending HBCUs with professional development exposure and experience beneficial to …

VI Grammy Goes to… the Next Generation 

By Caleisha Simon  (STT-November 30, 2022) Four Virgin Islands artists and creators have made history yet again by totaling 11 Grammy Award nominations in 2022. Announced on Nov. 15, 2022, the Grammys blessed the Virgin Islands with nominations for several artists, including one half of the legendary Rock City—Theron Thomas, Verse Simmonds, Masai Harris, and …

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 …

UVIABJ: Changing the Game

  UVIABJ Members Represent the University at Top Journalism Conference: Changing the Game/Breaking the Barriers by Shugga Rosenblum (STT. August 24, 2022). -UVI’s Student Organization of the Year (2022), the UVI Association of Black Journalists (UVIABJ) received warm and enthusiastic greetings from thousands of communication professionals at the preeminent media conference for people of color …

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 …