The Comm Unit at UVI is on The White House Guest List

(STX, May 5, 2023). A special invitation from the Biden-Harris administration was extended to The University of the Virgin Islands Association of Black Journalists (UVIABJ), and President Michael Bell readily accepted on behalf of the group. With only a 72-hour notice, the graduating senior met a unique challenge to fly to the White House in …

The Backlash Against Angel Reese and the Need for Inclusive Athletic Environments

by Michael Bell, UVI Voice 2.0 reporter (STT, April 6, 2023) The NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament is arguably the most anticipated college event, and the ‘softer’ gender garnered the spotlight this year.  According to ESPN, the LSU-Iowa game watched by 9.0 million people was the most-viewed NCAA women’s basketball game on record. Traditionally, fans tune …

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. …

Student Spotlight – UVIABJ President Michael Bell

UVI shines a spotlight on University Communications Major Michael Bell. Michael is from St. Croix and joined UVI in 2019 as a student in the Summer Bridge program which prepares high school graduates for the expectations of college. Since then, he has been on the Dean’s List four times, is President of the UVI Association …

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 …