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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

Column: Think Globally And Act Locally

Column: Think Globally And Act Locally

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] During this dawning of a new and crucial decade, we are reminded of the above slogan. Just after midnight of New Year’s Eve, a dozen or so residents gathered in a small park at the crossroads of Dundonald and Court Streets in Hamilton, spending the first hour of 2020 sharing candle light and conversation regarding... Read more of this article

Column: Celebrating The Season With Gombeys

Column: Celebrating The Season With Gombeys

[Column written by Glenn Fubler] The festive season – Christmas through New Year’s – includes a mix of traditions, dating back two millennia. That birth in a stable speaks to the power of humility; a challenge to the current culture of hyper-consumerism and self-promotion. The visit to Bethlehem by those following the star reminds us of the importance... Read more of this article

Column: The Life Journey Of Clint Smith

Column: The Life Journey Of Clint Smith

[Column written by Glenn Fubler] I first met Clinton ‘Amos’ Smith as a fellow student at Berkeley Institute, where his mother, Hyacinth Smith, served as school secretary in the early 60s. His teammates from that 1966 championship PHC Juniors Football squad remember how Clint would be in a jokey mood, whether they won or lost a game. Clint appreciated... Read more of this article

Column: Tribute To The Life Of Veronica Ross

Column: Tribute To The Life Of Veronica Ross

[Column written by Glenn Fubler] On Saturday, November 23rd, St. James Church [Somerset] was full for the celebration of the life of the late Veronica Ross. The congregation heard aspects of how this loving mother, iconic educator and community exemplar was not only concerned about some, but all God’s children.I had the opportunity to collaborate... Read more of this article

Column: Addressing Substance Abuse

Column: Addressing Substance Abuse

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.” The above quote from Albert Einstein is applicable to the matter of how most countries have, for decades, prosecuted a ‘War on Drugs,’ unsuccessfully attempting to address the challenge of substance abuse.... Read more of this article