Denmark just got its first public monument to a black woman, and what a phenomenal woman she was.
Back-to-back strikes from two major hurricanes last year, Irma and Maria, have undone years of economic and social growth in the U.S. Virgin Islands, a new report from the Washington Post finds. The storms have so thoroughly disrupted the islands’ economy, education and health systems that “a generation of Virgin…
President Donald Trump is not a bright man. In fact, he might the dumbest man in the room—all of the rooms—because he doesn’t know that he’s dumb. In his mind, he’s smart and everyone else is slow.
When it comes to economic stability, many experts invoke the old cliché that when the U.S. sneezes, the Caribbean catches pneumonia. But who helps nurse the Caribbean back to health?
A delegate representing the U.S. Virgin Islands has, in the most polite and diplomatic way possible, said there’s no need for Donald Trump to visit the islands, which are still recovering from hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Although the U.S. Virgin Islands, which include St. John, St. Croix and St. Thomas, are part of the United States, many in the islands felt nonexistent as mainstream media covered Hurricane Irma’s trajectory with nary a mention of the territories where many Americans gladly sun-and-fun sans passport.
In 1493, Christopher Columbus “discovered” four islands that were already inhabited by the Ciboney, Caribs and Arawaks. But as we all know, this didn’t matter to good ole Columbus, and in honor of St. Ursula and her group of holy virgins, Columbus named the islands “the Virgins.” We now call them St. Croix, St.…