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Ivan Butcher II
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Be Careful to How You Use Your Wishes (245 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! (270 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. (256 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. (236 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 (301 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! (275 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 (333 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! (331 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 ? (352 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!!! (337 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 (394 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 (308 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 (469 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. (609 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! (627 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! (882 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... (441 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 (1030 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? (742 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... (966 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 (1560 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 (938 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 (808 hits)
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Posted Monday, September 12th 2016 at 9:59PM
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Picture This... Ad. (1280 hits)
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Posted Monday, September 12th 2016 at 9:37PM
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Now: (979 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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