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Ivan Butcher II
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My Half Centennial Perspective (258 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 ...
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Why Don't More Black Achievers Advocate for our Black Family? (317 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... (218 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 (814 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 (434 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 (322 hits)
About the Book ...
Posted Monday, September 12th 2016 at 9:59PM
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Picture This... Ad. (557 hits)
About The Book ...
Posted Monday, September 12th 2016 at 9:37PM
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Now: (757 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: (852 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 (5213 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 (624 hits)
My Featured Alumni Photo ...
Posted Sunday, May 31st 2015 at 6:39PM
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My Featured Alumni Photo (558 hits)
My Featured Alumni Photo ...
Posted Sunday, May 31st 2015 at 6:39PM
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The Silk Purse Conspiracy (1209 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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Gay / Transgender / Homosexual (2421 hits)
  The misconception is that All are One and the Same. This is a very sensitive topic that will be almost impossible not to upset someone's feelings, but by not doing so, especially as an elder and an educator would be giving a misperception to ...
Posted Tuesday, May 5th 2015 at 12:05PM
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DNA vs Reparation (1567 hits)
  There is one indisputable fact that those heirs and benefactors of Slavery, throughout the World, cannot escape is their DNA connections to their ancestor's disenfranchised offsprings.   Take the Test!    The World's Top Ri ...
Posted Monday, February 23rd 2015 at 9:02AM
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Little known Black History Fact (676 hits)
    Gil Noble, Host of Pioneering TV Show Focusing on Black Issues, Dies at 80   http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/06/business/media/gil-noble-host-of-show-on-black-issues-dies-at-80.html?_r=0   In 1975, I met with Mr. Gil Nobl ...
Posted Monday, February 9th 2015 at 5:11PM
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Why Do We Need to Celebrate Black History Month? (1179 hits)
    And, my answer is always the same, because there are still much too many both Black and White Americans who are ignorant to the Truth of Americas Past.   Especially after receiving responses like these from Americans of Europea ...
Posted Monday, February 9th 2015 at 3:35PM
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Who Feels It, Knows It! (704 hits)
A question has been posed, why hasn't there been more out-cry in the Virgin Islands, regarding the national state of condition for Black Americans, regarding police homicides and brutality, immigration, minimum wage, unemployment, etc... ? The genera ...
Posted Monday, January 5th 2015 at 11:59AM
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Consider Adopting the Whole Family (1266 hits)
Consider Adopting the Whole Family I feel that retired men of my age group who have already successfully raised their families would be the best solution to unifying many of our dysfunctional black families, by adoption the whole family, instead ...
Posted Sunday, July 6th 2014 at 7:36AM
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Polygamy: What if it was the reverse, women having more than one husband? (890 hits)
I recently was invited to speak to an early childhood vocational class of 12th grade female students on this very topic. When I expressed that I believed in polygamy a few of their reactions were that I was just nasty and just wanted sex. It is o ...
Posted Monday, January 27th 2014 at 5:47PM
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Picture This... (598 hits)
Today for me as an artist, " The Pen is Mightier than the Paintbrush" ...
Posted Sunday, June 9th 2013 at 8:58PM
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Adam and Eve Revised (6253 hits)
What I realize is that before you can cure the ills of our people, you have to first heal the relationships between Black men and Black women. The bulk of blogs and postings are on and about relationships. So that my response is understood, not neces ...
Posted Sunday, October 14th 2012 at 8:24AM
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"Beyond Beautification: The Real Value of Urban Forest (454 hits)
The 14th Caribbean Urban and Community Forestry Conference 
 “Beyond Beautification: The Real Value of Urban Forests” REGISTRATION FORM Participant’s Information Full Name: Last First M.I. Title: Name As It Should Appea ...
Posted Sunday, September 16th 2012 at 8:48PM
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Book Published (262 hits)
Greetings, For the past four or five years I have been expressing myself, as an Artist, through writing articles and letters to the editor. I have recently self-published, I am published with i AuthorHouse an on-line publishing business. B ...
Posted Friday, August 31st 2012 at 2:47PM
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