When I say the name Harriet, who comes to mind? If you are like most black people in America, or even the world, really, you think of the General herself, Harriet Tubman, aka Araminta Ross. I wouldn’t blame you. She certainly left her mark on the history of this country.

Questions are asked on a daily basis in the Virgin Islands. Residents are the ones who have a vested interest in seeing how our agencies, elected officials, and government operations are progressing.

Editor’s Note: The following are famous quotes by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on love and hate, forgiveness, or that simply inspire. Where possible, the speech or book is noted.

You no doubt remember the old line attributed to Ben Franklin when he was asked what kind of government the Constitutional Convention had created: “A republic, if you can keep it!” Well, I’ve noticed an interesting thing in recent years: it’s got bi-partisan appeal.

One of the more fascinating things about food is how it tells the story of a people. We celebrate and grieve through food. We nourish and destroy with food. We express our spirituality and wage war through food. What and how we eat tells everything about us.

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. had a lot to say in his two-hour long State of the Territory Speech on Tuesday. As is customary, he sought to make his speech inspirational, instructive and reassuring, but he diverged from tradition by not sidestepping around the harsh realities and challenges the terr…

Some people look at this time of the year as awards season. There are weeks of celebrities dressing up in millions of dollars of clothes and jewels and delivering tired, joking banter while giving themselves golden statues for being good at their jobs.

It is tradition. We are not unique in this. Most island dwellers have some sort of New Year’s tradition that involves the beautiful waters that surround us. In our family, for at least the last four years, we have gone snorkeling on the first day of the calendar year.

Here’s a basic truth about people who make decisions about public policy: they rarely have all the facts they want. Yet policy has to get made anyway.

The beginning of a new year usually is seen as a time to make a fresh start, and many try to make it official with a list of resolutions. (Lose weight! Get fit! Be nicer!) Of course 2020 is not just a new year, it is also a new decade, meaning there’s lots to get done and no time to waste. S…

These are the New Year’s Resolutions suggested a year ago. The new V.I. Government administration was on its way in, and the old administration was moving on, early and rapidly in some cases, and change was in the air — and on billboards, in commercials, in advertisements everywhere. What be…

When a new year approaches, people start to think about a lot of things.

Habari gani? Kujichagulia! Today we honor that which we hold within us that gives us the strength to live our lives. Self-determination. Determining for ourselves who we are and how we express that in the world. It is not a principle to be taken lightly or selfishly. Like all of the seven pr…

During a recent class circle discussion the question was asked of my students: What are some of your family holiday traditions? It was a cute way to spend some time between scheduled activities. It was also a way to get the subject out in the open so they would spend less time talking about …

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