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Monday, May 28, 2018
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Frank Schneiger

Black History Month, Part 4: Replacing the Comfortable Story

For most of the century after the Civil War, American history – especially as it pertained to race – was a comfortable lie about benevolent whites and grateful blacks.
Frank Schneiger

Black History Month, Part 3: Competing Narratives

National Geographic sponsors a tour, "The Holy Land: Past and Present." The tour is explicitly political. After visiting a site, two guides, one Israeli...

Virtue of the Week: Courtesy

Courtesy is being polite and having good manners. When you speak and act courteously, you give others a feeling of being valued and respected. Greet people pleasantly. Bring courtesy home.
Frank Schneiger

Part 2 – Black Histories Month

We all know – or think we know – what we mean by 'black history.' But the black population of the U.S. is not monolithic, and as immigration continues, the differences become more pronounced.

Virtue of the Week: Forgiveness

Being forgiving is giving someone another chance after they have done something wrong. Everyone makes mistakes. Instead or revenge, make amends.

UVI Is Rising

UVI President David Hall, writes about a new film, “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities.” The documentary is set to be screened, Monday, Feb. 19, on both UVI campuses to coincide with the national broadcast premiere of the documentary on PBS.
Frank Schneiger

Three Simple Words: Black – History – Month

So let's step back and ask a basic question: What is the purpose of Black History Month? The three words should help us define that purpose.
Elon Musk's cherry red Tesla convertible and a space-suited mannequin circle the Earth before heading out to deep space. (Photo from SPaceX)

Spaceman Rides in Style!

Amid all the trials and tribulations on Earth, I hope everyone got a chance to revel in last week's test launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket. In a word – Awesome!

Virtue of the Week: Peacefulness

Peacefulness is being calm inside. Take time for daily reflection and gratitude. Solve conflicts so everyone wins. Be a peacemaker. Peace is giving up the love of power for the power of love.

After the Hurricanes, It Is Time to Deal With the State of Health Care

Ruby Simmonds-Esannason, former V.I. senator, shares what she was planning to present to a V.I. Senate committee about the treatment of hospital evacuees after the hurricanes, some of whom died in the process.

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WATCH: Come on board the tall ship Eagle that's docked in St. Thomas near WICO this weekend. The ship is used as an on-the-water classroom for many Coast Guard cadets and is the only active-duty sailing vessel in the U.S. military. The ship is open for tours until 7 p.m. this evening.The Source had the chance this week to tour the Coast Guard's Eagle, a cutter that has hosted several of the territory's Coast Guard trainees. The ship is op... ... See MoreSee Less

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