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Column: Celebrating The Life Of Earl Cameron

Column: Celebrating The Life Of Earl Cameron

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] The passing of widely-respected film actor Earl Cameron a month before his 103rd birthday represents the passing of an era, both for his homeland – Bermuda – and his adopted home, Britain. In spite of his global notoriety, this pioneer maintained humility. His nephew, Neville Cameron, notes that his uncle... Read more of this article

Column: Glenn Fubler On Heroes Day

Column: Glenn Fubler On Heroes Day

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] Significantly, Heroes Day falls on Monday, June 15th, the anniversary of the beginning of the Theatre Boycott. That heroic campaign in 1959 provided Bermuda with a breath of fresh air. The two weeks of civic action by ordinary people produced extraordinary results, producing a key watershed in the transformation... Read more of this article

Column: Build A Movement Of True Solidarity

Column: Build A Movement Of True Solidarity

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] The iconic video footage of Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin sitting with his knee placed on the neck of the handcuffed George Floyd for 8 minutes 46 seconds has sparked a global response. The scene is hauntingly surreal. Chauvin sitting, serenely with his knee on the victim’s neck, hand in pocket, with... Read more of this article

Column: Anniversary Of 1981 General Strike

Column: Anniversary Of 1981 General Strike

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] During the press conference on Friday, May 1, Premier David Burt reminded us that Government is collaborating with the Opposition in response to the multiple challenges of the pandemic. To reinforce that point, he invited Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier to share remarks. Responding to a reporter’s question,... Read more of this article

Column: 4 Weeks Of Sheltering & Isolation

Column: 4 Weeks Of Sheltering & Isolation

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] As the four-week ‘Shelter in Place’ closes – without returning to normal – we are reminded of a young carpenter who spent 40 days and nights in isolation, two millennia ago. That story of transformation is central to the Christian religion – which marks it annually with Lent. The appreciation of... Read more of this article

Column: Beyond The Covid-19 Pandemic

Column: Beyond The Covid-19 Pandemic

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] On April 4, 1967, Martin Luther King made a transformative speech at the iconic Riverside Baptist Church in New York City, the current epicentre of the pandemic. The address, entitled ‘Beyond Vietnam’, was pivotal in galvanizing an historic, emerging movement against that war. MLK’s speech occurred a year... Read more of this article

Column: Challenging Times, New Opportunities

Column: Challenging Times, New Opportunities

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] March 19, 2020 is the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. On this day, the sun appears directly over the equator. It’s a time of renewal; new growth. Here in the midst of this pandemic – a challenge unmatched for generations – this milestone offers a time for reflection. The cedar provides us... Read more of this article

Column: Dr Weldon, Making A Difference

Column: Dr Weldon, Making A Difference

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] In observance of International Women’s Day, the stories of five female pioneers were highlighted: Adele Tucker, Gladys Morrell, Dr Barbara Ball, Rosalind Williams and Dame Lois Brown-Evans. These women, who appreciated that ‘everyone can make a difference’, played transformational roles in 20th Century... Read more of this article

Column: Anniversary Of Montgomery Bus Stand

Column: Anniversary Of Montgomery Bus Stand

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] On March 2, 1955 – 65 years ago to the day – 15-year-old Claudette Colvin, an honour student at Booker T. Washington High School in Montgomery, Alabama, was travelling on a bus when she and group of other blacks were ordered by the bus driver to move from their seats to accommodate a group of whites... Read more of this article

Column: Transformational Journey Of Malcolm X

Column: Transformational Journey Of Malcolm X

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] February 21st was the anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, also known as El Hajj Malik El- Shabazz. Two days before his death in 1965, the iconic photographer Gordon Parks interviewed him. Malcolm’s words follow: “Listening to various African leaders awakened me to the dangers of racism. I realized... Read more of this article

Column: Students Benefit From Collaboration

Column: Students Benefit From Collaboration

[Column written by Glenn Fubler] Students from Whitney Institute and Somersfield Academy gathered at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo [BAMZ] on Tuesday afternoon [Feb 4] as a part of a collaboration spearheaded by Bermuda Climate Action Network’s Vision 2020 [Bermuda CAN]. The gathering had been weather-delayed from January 28, which was the... Read more of this article

Column: Review Of ‘Just Mercy’ Movie

Column: Review Of ‘Just Mercy’ Movie

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] The movie Just Mercy, an inspiring story about a real hero, began screening at Speciality Cinema this past weekend. That transformational figure – Bryan Stevenson – was described by Desmond Tutu as “America’s Nelson Mandela.” The movie’s Executive Producer, Michael B. Jordon of Black... Read more of this article

Column: Dr Martin Luther King’s Story

Column: Dr Martin Luther King’s Story

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] Martin Luther King’s birthday – January 15th – offers an opportunity to reflect on his intrinsic qualities. MLK asked us to ignore surface matters but consider content of their character. This year marks the 65th anniversary of the iconic Montgomery Bus Boycott. King’s oratory and humility helped... Read more of this article