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Ivan Butcher II
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Soldier Crab Housing (358 hits)
As a youth, I was told by my grandfather to always try to make a positive out of a negative situation. The Negative feelings being expressed concerning the influx of new residents, and that they are buying up all available properties, and even pa ...
Posted Saturday, June 15th 2019 at 10:35AM
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Our History, From Our Perspective (434 hits)
“Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.” ― Chinua Achebe (Author) Our history has to be written, rewritten and illustrated from our perspective. There is a big world market out ther ...
Posted Wednesday, May 22nd 2019 at 9:24PM
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I Am, "The Spook That Sat In Their Classrooms" (360 hits)
My grades would never reflect my Over-standing. I was branded as an average, not working up to my potential student. To be their "A" student, meant that you had conform and that you understood (The System's Message), in order to Get-in, you ...
Posted Tuesday, March 26th 2019 at 10:58AM
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Reparations: By the Book Arbitrator and Decision Maker (946 hits)
My choice for the judge would be with Judge Judith Sheindlin, a New York family court, to television personality on the "Judge Judy Show." I have no doubt that the indictment to the Reparations / Restorations for the Crimes of Slavery and Discrimi ...
Posted Sunday, March 24th 2019 at 9:26AM
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The Discovering Syndrome (385 hits)
The other day, late afternoon at the beach where I swim, I left my sandals where I always do, when I get out of the water, my sandals were gone. Reluctantly, I questioned myself, I looked all around for them, then I noticed this white guy walking ...
Posted Monday, March 18th 2019 at 8:43PM
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Why Is Everything Black With You? (859 hits)
This question reminded me of a conversation I had in one of my art classes, after a bi-racial student asked me, why everything was Black with me. As always in my art classes, we discussed all topics openly, and my response was it is because I am Black. I am Black, my family is Black, my neighbors ...
Posted Monday, March 18th 2019 at 7:49PM
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To the Heart of the Matter (542 hits)
When you look at our conditions here, World-wide, I feel like I am (we as a Family are) living in a "Dog Day Afternoon," episode of the Twilight Zone. If you consider how our Family is portrayed in the Corporate media around the World, it is no wo ...
Posted Thursday, March 14th 2019 at 11:42AM
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We Reap What We Sow: Cultivating Tomorrow's Farmers (493 hits)
I am a product of an agrarian land owning family, and they like many families today sent their kids to school to get them off the farm. The statement made by so many good-intention adults have become the roots to the problem, we have with the chil ...
Posted Monday, March 11th 2019 at 2:30PM
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Everything Is Not For Everybody! (1217 hits)
A valid and strong rationalization is now that it is made available, more people who may never have tried marijuana would suddenly become addicted, If that was the case why isn't cigarette smoking a major health issue here in our community? Yes, t ...
Posted Tuesday, January 1st 2019 at 7:18AM
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The Seniors' Walking Games Has A Track Record (795 hits)
First, I would like to express a heartfelt gratitude to the sponsors and volunteers for their contributions to the success of this year's senior walking events. Thanks to the computer generated time recording, supplied by the VI Track and Field Fe ...
Posted Wednesday, November 28th 2018 at 9:25AM
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Sponsorship Opportunity (400 hits)
As the developer, partnering with the St. Croix Hiking Association and the Virgin Islands Pace Runners, hosting the 2018 Seniors' Walking Games, we are extending the opportunity and request for your support and contribution to the success of this eve ...
Posted Monday, October 15th 2018 at 6:09PM
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The GAMES are On... The Challenge is Out There! (307 hits)
2018 The Seniors' Walking Games Thanksgiving Weekend: Nov. 24 - 25 2018 "The Games Will Only Grow Bigger, and Bigger, and Bigger with Nurturing Sponsorship" Become a Sponsor: You could assist through one of the options listed below. ...
Posted Sunday, September 30th 2018 at 6:57PM
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Tourism: From the Inside-Out (589 hits)
I have been asked, how do I see our future here in the Virgin Islands? Each one of us here has to look at the Territory, as if it is our own personal home, and before you would invite a guest into your home, you would repair and clean house for y ...
Posted Friday, August 24th 2018 at 10:34AM
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2018 Seniors' Walking Games (812 hits)
Hosted by: St. Croix Hiking Association and The Virgin Islands Pace Runners Thanksgiving Weekend - Saturday - Nov. 24 & Sunday - Nov. 25 2018 2 Days Walking Events The senior walking competition will be fashioned to operate just as if it was ...
Posted Saturday, July 14th 2018 at 7:20PM
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Why Bring Race Into Everything? (955 hits)
This cartoon speaks volumes to the fact that the American Educational System has miseducated Everyone on Slavery in America. No Child Left Behind, the Public School Policy to further Dumb Down the Future! I can testify while sitting in a classroo ...
Posted Friday, June 1st 2018 at 1:33PM
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Be Careful to How You Use Your Wishes (771 hits)
Today, it is not a whole lot about fighting for our Rights, it is more of how we should exercise our Rights, in the face of sacrifice, A Dream Deferred! Divide and Conquer! Before Affirmative Action, individuals, like Ms. Oprah Winfrey, would h ...
Posted Saturday, May 5th 2018 at 12:34PM
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Capitalism So Undermines Human Dignity! (875 hits)
I support a Government supplementing the Needy with basic human needs of their citizens: health care, education, water, electricity, not the Privatization to the Corporate individuals, which should be considered to be socialistic. I believe in Free E ...
Posted Thursday, May 3rd 2018 at 9:02AM
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Today's Educational System: Some of My Recommendations and Solutions. (662 hits)
- First, we have hundreds of potential teachers graduating from our high schools every year. They can be used as teacher's aides given scholarships to work on their degrees. Extra effort should be made to target males, especially for grade schools wh ...
Posted Monday, April 16th 2018 at 1:08PM
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We Have to Take Back Our Schools. (598 hits)
The educational system must be adjusted to provide a new purpose for learning, and must be adapted to the specific needs of our children. They only go through this period in their lives, "Once." If the schools were more functional, then maybe the ...
Posted Monday, April 16th 2018 at 1:06PM
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It Has Been By Design (718 hits)
The fact that we here in the Virgin Islands, during this recovery period, are faced with having to wait for the Outside to rebuild our homes and our infrastructure has been by design. The reason that there is a shortage of licensed tradesmen: carp ...
Posted Friday, April 13th 2018 at 7:39PM
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It's Not Too Late! (566 hits)
These pass hurricanes have not only been a wake up call, but they can also serve as a blessing in disguise, with the support from the US government recovery grants that we will be receiving for our reconstruction and revitalization. The bureaucrat ...
Posted Friday, April 13th 2018 at 1:01PM
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Share-Cropping: Today's Economic System (735 hits)
"The more things change, the things remain the same." We are and have been living under the same post slavery share-cropping system that the unjustly enslaved people of the Americas were subjected to during the Reconstruction period (1865–77) fol ...
Posted Wednesday, March 28th 2018 at 11:18AM
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Say What! The Shelves Are Bare! (677 hits)
Too many times, I have said that when a hurricane or any major weather condition impacts the eastern coast of the United States, we here in the Virgin Islands will suffer food, supplies, material and equipment shortages. This NorEaster, of March 2 ...
Posted Wednesday, March 28th 2018 at 11:17AM
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Who Do You Call …? (783 hits)
Where are our elected representatives, was the out cry across the Territory immediately following the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria? Their lack of response, availability and visibility has drawn outrage and a call for a restructuring of t ...
Posted Wednesday, March 28th 2018 at 11:16AM
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