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Wakanda fever? RiteWay staff don African attire

- in observance of Black History Month
Some staff of RiteWay Food Markets in their African wear on February 28, 2018 in observance of Black History Month. Photo: VINO
Staff of RiteWay Food Markets having fun during the photo ops yesterday, February 28, 2018. Photo: VINO
Staff of RiteWay Food Markets having fun during the photo ops yesterday, February 28, 2018. Photo: VINO
RiteWay Food Markets in Pasea Estate is one of the leading supermarkets in the Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO
RiteWay Food Markets in Pasea Estate is one of the leading supermarkets in the Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO
PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI- Staff of RiteWay Food Markets in Pasea Estate, Tortola was observed yesterday, February 28, 2018 decked out in African wear, prompting our news reporter to find out whether the Black Panther or Wakanda fever was spreading in the Virgin Islands.

We found out; however, that it was more about a “consciousness” during Black History Month, which was observed from February 1 to 28, 2018.

“We got together today just to celebrate Black History Month. We thought it would be a good thing if we just dress in our Dashiki and other African attire and just big up the day, being the last day in February. It is out of consciousness,” RiteWay staff member Ms Karen A. Ward told our newsroom.

Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in the US, or Black Achievement Month in the Netherlands, began as a way for remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora.

Ms Ward did say, however, that the hype of the hit movie Black Panther may have had something to do with the dress code as well.

“That’s part of it, black pride,” Ms Ward said, adding that she hasn’t seen the movie yet but is waiting for it to premiere in the Virgin Islands.

After sustaining extensive damage, UP's Cineplex will be reopening on March 9, 2018 and will feature Black Panther and 50 Shades of Grey, a story first and accurately reported by this news site on February 24, 2018.

22 Responses to “Wakanda fever? RiteWay staff don African attire”

  • black man (01/03/2018, 12:09) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well done ladies
  • 10 steps ahead (01/03/2018, 12:24) Like (7) Dislike (32) Reply
    Black Panther was written by 2 white jews....so black people need to be shame that they couldnt write and direct their own film. I dont see nothing to celebrate here. But the elites had this black african pride trap set from the 60s anyway.
    • Wonderful! (01/03/2018, 13:26) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
      What is your contribution my dear son or daughter? If you are black did you think about writing and directing or for that matter doing anything positive in your community, church etc?
    • @10 steps behind (01/03/2018, 16:00) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
      The director is BLACK
    • SMH (01/03/2018, 19:41) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      No wonder we are considered as low class base on the minds of the like!
    • Nollywood (01/03/2018, 21:59) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      I just googled Black Panther movie writers and came up with these two. The film is directed by Ryan Coogler, who co-wrote the screenplay with Joe Robert Cole. upon further investigation I found out both writers Coogler and Cole are Black. And Coogler is the director also.
    • Oh Please (01/03/2018, 22:30) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ 10 steps Ahead dont run your mouth if you dont know what you're saying. For your Information the movie was written and directed by 3 black men and 1 white man. Take some time to use Google and obviously u haven't seen the movie yet or you wouldn't have typed what you did. Its a majority black cast. Just wait till it reaches the BVI and then you can run your mouth after you've seen it. BTW before you respond I've seen it twice so..
      These are the names of the men.
      Screenplay: Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole, Jack Kirby
      Director: Ryan Coogler
  • Sheep of the bvi (01/03/2018, 12:58) Like (10) Dislike (13) Reply
    My eyes couldn't roll enough with this piece of crap. All OUR history is black. Sigh another country falls into the hands of the American mindset.
    • SMH (01/03/2018, 19:52) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
      THANK YOU!

      Everything Americans do you can bet your last dollar these fools in the BVI will follow suit.
  • Wonderful! (01/03/2018, 13:18) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    You all are on to something bigger than yourselves. Don't ever take for granted that you live in a mostly black country. We should take time out to celebrate our African Heritage proudly. Maybe next year you can make it bigger and take it to the streets in a teaching kind of way so the children especially these young boys And adults can learn about a heritage they should be proud of and stop killing one another.

    Here is an idea for you..start a book of the month club now that will encourage the young boys/children and adults to read about people like Marcus Garvey, famous BVIer, Nelson Mandela, Hugh Masekela, Kwame Nkrumah etc. Basically famous blacks world wide..including musicians, writers like W.E. B Dubose, John Hope Franklin...from slavery to freedom (book on social institutions), inventors, etc. End the year's list of books to read with a culmination of a discussion programme in Feb 2019 at your next level celebration of black history month. So proud to learn of your consciousness. I am a product of an HBCU in the south of the usa for my undergraduate college education and no other college education for a black person can compare to the lessons in our history and culture that you can find at a History Black College and University. That education left me so well equipped, from a consciousness level to deal to my graduate education at a very large white university in the USA and the corporate world. I encourage you to take this further; make it a community event and get your employer to help with sponsorship.

    Many are called but few are chosen...
  • Blackie (01/03/2018, 14:05) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    So a man cant dress how he wants or feel how he wants to feel in his own country?? Why is that your concern. Simple U do what you want.and they do what they want. Black Consciousness should be aroused wherever a Black Person resides......
  • True (01/03/2018, 14:11) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    You got to laugh, the movie is the worst in the Marvel franchise and everyone is getting excited but in the next movie Thanos destroys the entire country to get his infinity stone, go figure!
  • Sigh (01/03/2018, 14:11) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    @10 steps ahead............ is ppl like you does suck the joy outta life with your negativity.. SMH
  • Me Me (01/03/2018, 14:21) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well done.people always have things to say what ever .you ladies looking lovely
    • @me me (02/03/2018, 00:36) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      Ladies look lovely yes.. too bad they work for a bunch of racists who really don't give a darn about black people. Slavery in another form.
  • BVI STRONG (01/03/2018, 15:14) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    these haters never stop. Look at the contributions of Rite way food markets after the hurricanes. Job Well done ladies and RW food markets you help saved the BVI
  • Oh Please (01/03/2018, 22:33) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    @True did you see it to know its the worst movie in the series? Did you watch it bootleg online? SMH!
  • Positive Vibrations (03/03/2018, 06:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Did anyone hear that these ladies were celebrating Black Awareness or Consciouness?? People are soo Negative these days. That is why this country is going in a Negative Direction just look at our Youth Men...maybe if you took some if this energy that you have wasting and turn it into Positive Vibrations towards forming MALE Mentoring Groups here in this territory we wouldn't be faced with what is happening now.. Sometimes it all starts with someone reaching out and shedding some Positive Energy in their direction. Let US try being Positive for a Change see how that works Out.....
  • teacher john (03/03/2018, 07:23) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I love road town wholesale me and my parents grew up shopping there


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