Category: Black History News

SENATOR MILLIN YOUNG: Today Is International Women’s Day Celebrating Women’s History Month

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] By SENATOR JANETTE MILLIN YOUNG SPECIAL TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS Our history as Virgin Islanders is constantly evolving. Like the past, each defining moment is recorded for posterity. March 2018, provides the opportunity to highlight, showcase, and reflect on the many contributions of Virgin Islanders by honoring our […]

SENATE TESTIMONY: A Brief History of Governor’s Mansions In Virgin Islands … Past To Present

  GOVERNMENT HOUSE ST. THOMAS [ad name=”HTML-68″]   [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] TESTIMONY BY JOSE RAUL CARRILLO, UNIVERSITY OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS SPECIAL TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS For more than 251 years, the building at 21-22 Kongen’s Gade has been a powerful symbol as the seat of Government and has been the official Office […]

Taino Indians Are Alive and Well and Living In Puerto Rico … At Least Their Descendants … DNA Says

SAN JUAN — They were called the Taíno, and the Europeans who colonized their land took almost everything away from them. A half-century after Christopher Columbus set foot upon the New World, these decimated natives of the Caribbean – who once numbered somewhere in the hundreds of thousands – had declined to fewer than 500, […]

REPORT: Slavery Ended In The Caribbean When It No Longer Made Good Business Sense

PORT OF SPAIN — IN ITS 18th-century heyday cane grown in the Caribbean and cut by African slaves provided Britain with nearly all its sugar. The masters of this brutal trade made enormous fortunes. But it has seen 200 years of decline, accelerating after slavery ended in 1838. Now the region is wondering how it […]

Virgin Islands Research Scientist Praised For Her Work By National Science Publication

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — STAT, a national publication focused on finding and telling compelling stories about health, medicine, and scientific discovery, has named Virgin Islands native and research scientist Elenoe “Crew” Smith as one of its “2017 STAT Wunderkinds.” “The Landers, Doudnas, and Bradners of the world grab plenty of headlines. So we set […]