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Wallpaper Wednesday: Black Lives Matter

Wallpaper Wednesday: Black Lives Matter

Just over one year after the Black Lives Matter march in Bermuda – which saw thousands of people take to the streets — Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series features a Black Lives Matter design in Bermuda’s signature pink and blue.The design below is also available here as a Facebook profile cover image, and you can check... Read more of this article

Video: Dr. Ty Douglas Appears On Fox Soul

Video: Dr. Ty Douglas Appears On Fox Soul

Dr. Ty Douglas — Bermudian author, professor, and speaker – was a guest on The Tammi Mac Late Show on Fox Soul earlier this week, with the broadcast available both at FoxSoul.tv and via YouTube. Falling on the one year anniversary of the murder of American George Floyd by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, the conversation included... Read more of this article

Consulate Observe 9 Minute, 29 Seconds Silence

Consulate Observe 9 Minute, 29 Seconds Silence

One year after George Floyd was murdered by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, the U.S. Consulate in Bermuda observed 9 minutes and 29 seconds of silence to “honor his life” and to “acknowledge how far we need to go for a more just and equal United States.” The U.S Consulate tweeted the photo below, saying: “For... Read more of this article

CURB: Dr. Eva Hodgson Racial Justice Award

CURB: Dr. Eva Hodgson Racial Justice Award

In recognition of the one-year anniversary of the passing of Dr. Eva N. Hodgson, Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] is launching the Dr. Eva N. Hodgson Racial Justice Award. A spokesperson said, “In recognition of the one-year anniversary [29th May] of the passing of racial justice advocate Dr. Eva N. Hodgson, and as a way to honor Dr.... Read more of this article

“Black Masculinity & Legacies Of Subjugation”

“Black Masculinity & Legacies Of Subjugation”

CURB will be holding its latest community webinar “Black Masculinity & Legacies of Subjugation: Negotiating Power in the Corporate World and Beyond” on April 29th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm, and the public is invited to participate in the discussion. A spokesperson said, “The community forum and panel discussion will reflect on the racial... Read more of this article

ABIR Donates Over 100 Books To Local Schools

ABIR Donates Over 100 Books To Local Schools

ABIR has donated more than 100 copies of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s book ‘How to be an Antiracist’ to 14 local public and private, middle and high schools, the Bermuda College and Bermuda public libraries. “The donation follows the ABIR-sponsored 2020 Dive-In Bermuda: How To Be An Anti-Racist: A Fireside Chat with AIG Bermuda’s Country... Read more of this article

ADR Publishes Article By CURB’s Lynne Winfield

ADR Publishes Article By CURB’s Lynne Winfield

An article entitled ‘Changing How We Talk About Racial Divide’ by CURB President Lynne Winfield has been published in the American Diversity Report [ADR], an internationally recognized multi-media platform. The article on the ADR website said, “218 years of enslavement and 137 years of segregation have left Bermudians struggling with... Read more of this article

Black History Timeline Available For Purchase

Black History Timeline Available For Purchase

The “Black History in Bermuda: Timeline Spanning Five Centuries” book is now available in hardcopy for purchase. A spokesperson said, “Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] is excited to announce that Black History in Bermuda: Timeline Spanning Five Centuries is now available in hardcopy for purchase. “The publication,... Read more of this article

Video: Sports Illustrated Features Dr. Douglas

Video: Sports Illustrated Features Dr. Douglas

Bermudian Dr. Ty-Ron Douglas was recently featured on the Sports Illustrated’s Daily Cover show, with Dr. Douglas discussing racism and protests during a segment on how “the Missouri football protest changed college sports forever.” A Sports Illustrated story said, “Almost everyone who witnessed, supported or participated in the... Read more of this article

“D&I Lacks Substance Without Racial Justice”

“D&I Lacks Substance Without Racial Justice”

“D&I and implicit bias training is important to set the groundwork, but insufficient to create real, concrete and lasting change,” CURB said today. A spokesperson said, “Since the violent murder of George Floyd and the growing worldwide movement of Black Lives Matter, there is an increasing outreach by organizations and companies,... Read more of this article

Charleston Stop Match To Highlight Injustice

Charleston Stop Match To Highlight Injustice

Bermuda’s Zeiko Lewis and his Charleston Battery team defeated Tampa Bay Rowdies 1 – 0, with the match stopped from 7:00 to 8:46 as both teams came together to recognize the fight for equality, diversity, and social justice. Charleston Battery tweeted the photo below, saying: “Play stopped from 7:00 to 8:46 as both teams came together to recognize... Read more of this article

BLM: 61 Days Later, We Are Still Waiting

BLM: 61 Days Later, We Are Still Waiting

[Updated] Black Lives Matter Bermuda sent an open letter to the Police Commissioner expressing their disappointment on the lack of action regarding an officer who made an offensive online post, asking “why, 61 days later, are we still waiting for something to be done?” In an open letter to Commissioner Stephen Corbishley, Black  Lives Matter... Read more of this article

IAC To Host CURB Training On Systemic Racism

IAC To Host CURB Training On Systemic Racism

The Inter Agency Committee for Children and Families [IAC] will be collaborating with CURB to host a 3-part virtual training entitled “Historical Racism, Trauma, Bias and Privilege: Critical Conversations for Caring Professionals” via Zoom on August 12th, 13th, and 14th. A spokesperson said, “IAC has opened registration for its 3-part virtual... Read more of this article