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Ivan Butcher II
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It's Not Too Late! (664 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 (825 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 (186577) fol ...
Posted Wednesday, March 28th 2018 at 11:18AM
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Say What! The Shelves Are Bare! (758 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 ? (924 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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Underinsured!!! (745 hits)
This has been the most incomprehensible statement, I have heard during this hurricane recovery period. What seems apparent is that there are many who do not realize that having insurance or not, insurance is a "Gamble." Homeowner's Insurance, it is ...
Posted Friday, March 9th 2018 at 2:47PM
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Sf. Croix: G.E.R.S. Town Hall Meeting (780 hits)
Feb. 8, 2018 Question? Why doesn't G.E.R.S include non-government workers with tailored polices for each new member, ex: for small business owners and their workers, independent contractors, artisans, entertainers, etc.? Suggestion: Th ...
Posted Friday, February 9th 2018 at 1:24PM
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The Windsor Estate Proposal (718 hits)
I have been advocating for our focusing on Agri-Eco Tourism, for years, my involvement began as a board member on Farmers In Action (FIA) 1999, when we lobbied for support and funding for the restoration of the Estate Bethlehem Sugar Factory. Our ...
Posted Friday, February 9th 2018 at 1:13PM
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A Centennial Wake-Up Call (963 hits)
I have expressed many times that, we here in the Virgin Islands wouldn't have to be struck by a devastating storm to feel its impact. Especially one that has gone up the east-coast of the United States, which is where the responders, resources and ...
Posted Sunday, November 26th 2017 at 10:31AM
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Offensive Reminders: Not In Our Face, But Not Swept Under A Rug. (1306 hits)
The problem has been that America's Dirty Past has been swept under the rug, so the visitor, immigrant, refugee and sadly the average White American has no comprehension or compassion for the struggle of Black America. As an artist, I feel these W ...
Posted Thursday, August 17th 2017 at 10:01AM
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Charlottesville: Denial is Contrary to Self-Preservation! (1087 hits)
I understand too well, why White America (European Descendants) would be on the defensive about the issues now and the past in regards to the Race Relationship with Black Americans. Considering the birth rate statistics shows that it takes 4.1 Wh ...
Posted Tuesday, August 15th 2017 at 5:46PM
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The African Slave Trade: The Jewish Hands Are Not Clean! (1772 hits)
Follow the money! The United States - Netherlands - England - France - Portugal - Spain, in each of these major slave trading countries, there were Jewish bankers and investors who financed the building of the slave ships and the laundering of the bl ...
Posted Friday, April 21st 2017 at 6:48PM
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Marc Anthony Butcher Writes Poetry from the Heart... (837 hits)
This is my younger brother, he is the writer, I had to remind him that I was the one who helped him with his homework ; ) Marc Anthony Butcher Writes Poetry from the Heart to Heal the Broken Heart | BK Stories https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK ...
Posted Monday, March 27th 2017 at 10:32AM
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My Half Centennial Perspective (2047 hits)
I am a Maroon on the island of St. Croix, I came to St. Croix from New York City, in 1969, not too long after Martin Luther King was assassinated. I had just turned 22, and living here was the first time I had not felt intimidated being Black. The El ...
Posted Thursday, March 16th 2017 at 8:14PM
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Why Don't More Black Achievers Advocate for our Black Family? (1365 hits)
Why haven't they been speaking out in the public media, using the power of their money and position, like: Martin L. King, Marcus Garvey, Nina Simone, James Baldwin, Danny Glover, James Brown, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis, Mos Def, Tupac, Audre Lorde, Kar ...
Posted Friday, March 10th 2017 at 3:39PM
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I Am Wondering... (1522 hits)
After attending last night's March 7,2017 meeting, on the Legalization of Marijuana in the Virgin Islands, after all the research, financial, economic, social and health benefits have been presented to our Elected Government Officials, after it has ...
Posted Wednesday, March 8th 2017 at 7:03PM
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The Impact of Immigration on Black America (2295 hits)
My concerns: Divide and Conquer!

" I came to America with nothing, I toke advantage of all the opportunities afforded me, and I worked for everything that I have." This is the standard mantra you hear from the industrious migrant. ...
Posted Friday, February 17th 2017 at 10:13AM
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President Trump will be the best thing that has happened for Black Americans (1523 hits)
I feel President Trump will be the best thing that has happened for Black Americans with the realization not to expect any special attention or assistance, and with Ms. Clinton, It would have been business as usual with the Republicans trying to bloc ...
Posted Monday, February 6th 2017 at 7:33AM
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My Reflection: I Am My Words (1323 hits)
About the Book ...
Posted Monday, September 12th 2016 at 9:59PM
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Picture This... Ad. (1883 hits)
About The Book ...
Posted Monday, September 12th 2016 at 9:37PM
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Now: (1212 hits)
We African / Americans are a family and it is time that we begin working toward our own family's interests. The idea that, "Charity begins at home" is not separatism nor selfishness. The neglecting of ourselves and relying on others to provide for us ...
Posted Sunday, July 3rd 2016 at 9:43AM
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Then: (2793 hits)
Gil Noble, Host of Pioneering TV Show Focusing on Black Issues Little known Black History Fact: In 1975, I met with Mr. Gil Noble to discuss the merits of the "The Black American Evolutionary Flag," designed to represent the contributions Black ...
Posted Sunday, July 3rd 2016 at 9:36AM
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..., By Their Own Rules (10490 hits)
America's Corporate Game, which is Capitalism where everyone has to play by Their rules that keeps changing, is the American Economic Operating System. If you are not aware of the "The Game" or you haven't played "The Game" as a kid, then this m ...
Posted Friday, April 8th 2016 at 3:28PM
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My Featured Alumni Photo (951 hits)
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Posted Sunday, May 31st 2015 at 6:39PM
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My Featured Alumni Photo (847 hits)
My Featured Alumni Photo ...
Posted Sunday, May 31st 2015 at 6:39PM
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The Silk Purse Conspiracy (1624 hits)
  Addressing the issue of Prostate Cancer:The Silk Purse Conspiracy Before I begin let me share an African fable:[Once upon a time, in the beginning women once ruled the world. Now, the men really didn't like the way women were handling things. ...
Posted Wednesday, May 6th 2015 at 7:22AM
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