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CURB Release 2020 Racial Justice Platform

CURB Release 2020 Racial Justice Platform

Citizens Uprooting Racism In Bermuda [CURB] released an updated version of their Racial Justice Platform. A spokesperson said, “The 2020 CURB Racial Justice Platform has been amended and updated since it was last released in February 2019. “Many ideas are focused on legislative changes; however our organization recognises that civil society, working... Read more of this article

Minister Reopens Racial Dialogue/Consultation

Minister Reopens Racial Dialogue/Consultation

Minister of Community and Sports Lovitta Foggo has re-launched the online consultation on race relations in Bermuda. A Government spokesperson said, “In light of the recent global events taking place regarding race relations and racial inequality, the Minister of Community and Sports, the Hon. Lovitta Foggo, JP, MP, announced that she is re-launching... Read more of this article

Video: Dr. Douglas Interviewed By Fox News

Video: Dr. Douglas Interviewed By Fox News

Bermudian Dr. Ty-Ron Douglas was recently interviewed by Fox News host Martha MacCallum in a segment discussing the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks, a black man shot by police in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as the impact of systemic racism. In opening the segment, Dr. Douglas is asked what goes through his mind with reviewing the circumstances surrounding... Read more of this article

BLM Protests Inspire “Greater Unity Pandemic”

BLM Protests Inspire “Greater Unity Pandemic”

Inspired by the global Black Lives Matter protests, the Greater Unity Pandemic will be holding a series of curated live streaming events starting June 20 [Saturday] until June 27 [Saturday]. A spokesperson said, “The undeniable momentum of the Global Black Lives Matter protest movement has been embraced by the Victory Pandemic GTA Peace Initiative... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: Social Justice Bermuda March

Photos & Videos: Social Justice Bermuda March

[Updated with photos] The Social Justice Bermuda group is holding a Black Lives Matter march this afternoon [June 13] at Barr’s Bay Park. We will have a photo gallery later on, and in the meantime the live video is below and you can view all our coverage of the Social Justice Bermuda group here. The group previously said, “Our march will start... Read more of this article

Traffic Disruptions Due To March On Saturday

Traffic Disruptions Due To March On Saturday

There will be traffic disruptions during the march and tomorrow’s [June 13] Black Lives Matter march hosted by Social Justice Bermuda, the police have advised. A police spokesperson said, “In support of the peaceful protest scheduled to take place in the City of Hamilton on Saturday 13th June, 2020, the Bermuda Police Service Parish Officers... Read more of this article

SJB: ‘Time To Demand And Create Change’

SJB: ‘Time To Demand And Create Change’

Social Justice Bermuda will hold another Black Lives Matter event on Saturday [June 13] and the group has  provided further clarity on the upcoming event as well as information about the longer term vision for their collective. A spokesperson said, “Social Justice Bermuda announced that they will hold another Black Lives Matter event on Saturday.... Read more of this article

Bermuda Included On Hashtag Protest Map

Bermuda Included On Hashtag Protest Map

Millions of social media posts have been published relating to the death of George Floyd since he was killed by a policeman in Minneapolis on May 25, with a map released by The Economist highlighting the location of people making social media posts using the hashtag #GeorgeFloyd, including Bermuda. A report in The Economist said, “His death inspired... Read more of this article

CURB Support Efforts Towards Racial Justice

CURB Support Efforts Towards Racial Justice

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] said they ”stand with the Government, and these new entities, in their efforts to bring about racial justice, and will happily share our experience and expertise of nearly two decades of advocacy.” A spokesperson said, “CURB welcomes the announcement of Premier David Burt recently, promising... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Must Ensure Momentum Is Not Lost’

Column: ‘Must Ensure Momentum Is Not Lost’

[Opinion column written by OBA Leader Craig Cannonier] I’ve been reflecting on the Black Lives Matter march. At the time there was so much emotion it was difficult to take in the enormity of what was taking place. It was a momentous event – hopefully, a watershed moment in Bermuda’s history. The sheer scale of it and the diversity on display was... Read more of this article

Highlight Problems, Offer Practical Solutions

Highlight Problems, Offer Practical Solutions

The Black Lives Bermuda group has thanked everyone who came out to the march on Sunday, and explained that their vision is to “highlight the systematic problems impacting the Black Bermudian Community, and to offer practical, implementable solutions to disrupt the status quo.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda, thank you! On Sunday we came... Read more of this article

Social Justice BDA To Hold March On June 13

Social Justice BDA To Hold March On June 13

The Social Justice Bermuda group will be holding a Black Lives Matter march on Saturday [June 13] at Barr’s Bay Park at 4.00pm. The group tweeted the graphic below, saying: “SocialJusticeBDA – Marching for Black Lives; We march against racism, fascism, & police brutality; Come to learn more about our action items & engage... Read more of this article

Premier: “A Powerful Moment For Bermuda”

Premier: “A Powerful Moment For Bermuda”

“Racism in Bermuda isn’t new, and racist attitudes still persist in Bermuda,” Premier David Burt said, adding that “we must maintain the energy to continue to fix injustice.“ Speaking at last night’s [June 8] press briefing, Premier Burt said, “Yesterday was a powerful moment for Bermuda. Thousands took to the streets to show solidarity... Read more of this article