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 …

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 …

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, …

Three Times a Charm: 3rd UVI Student Participates in HBCU White House Press Briefing

  UVIABJ staff/prUVI-January 25, 2022. A communication major at the University of the Virgin Islands has become the third student this academic school year to be selected to participate in the historic White House Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Journalism Press Briefings. The events are part of a White House initiative to strategically position young …

Second UVI Student Selected to attend WH Press Briefing

(STX, USVI) For the second time this semester, a University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) communication student enjoyed the opportunity of a lifetime – the chance to participate in a White House press briefing.   UVI) communication student enjoyed the opportunity of a lifetime – the chance to participate in a White House press briefing.   Nadege Barber, sophomore, communication minor , and president of the student group UVI Association of Black Journalists (UVIABJ), joined 18 student journalists from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in a …