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Black Press Joins Congressional Black Caucus in Denouncing New Cuba Travel Ban
November 7, 2019
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), the chair of the CBC, said suspending flights from the United States to all destinations outside of Havana is yet another cruel and counterproductive policy put forth by the Trump administration. ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Statement on Cuba Travel Restrictions
November 1, 2019
The Congressional Black Caucus issued the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s decision to further limit the ability of U.S. citizens to travel to Cuba. ... read more »
Rep. Bass Responds To Trump’s Embargo Threat Against Cuba
May 7, 2019
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations issued the following statement after President Trump threatened a “full and complete embargo, together with highest-level sanctions” against Cuba. ... read more »
Congresswoman Barbara Lee Slams President Trump’s Backwards Policy Towards Cuba
April 24, 2019
Congresswoman Barbara Lee Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s new policies further restricting U.S. relations with Cuba: “The Trump Administration’s announcement on the implementation of Title III or Helms-Burton flies in the face of decades of bipartisan consensus and will only serve to further isolate the United States from our key allies.  ... read more »
New Interactive Website Featuring Henry Louis Gates, Tracks Slave Voyages
March 7, 2019
The new slave voyages website counts as the product of three years of development by a multi-disciplinary team of historians, librarians, curriculum specialists, cartographers, computer programmers, and web designers, in consultation with scholars of the slave trade from universities in Europe, Africa, South America, and North America. ... read more »
Success “On The Way” Ask Dr. Jeanette: ‘Socialism and Democrat Socialist’ On the Rise!
January 17, 2019
Cuba is an example of a socialist nation. Its economy is state run and it lacks a stock exchange.” Bernie Sanders, former Presidential Candidate and  Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez call themselves Democratic socialist. ... Merriam Webster's-dictionary defines socialism as a form of society in which government owns or controls major industries. Marxist theory says socialism is transitional social state between the overthrow of capitalism and the realization of communism. Hot topics” today.  Intelligent people want more insight into definitions. ... read more »
Film Director Damani Baker on “The House on CoCo Road”
August 10, 2017
Film Director Damani Baker talks about THE HOUSE ON COCO ROAD, an intimate documentary exploration of heritage and history against the backdrop of a brewing Afro-centric revolution as the U.S. government prepares to invade the island nation of Grenada. A captivating story of a woman who risks the lives of herself and her young children in pursuit of liberty. First hand accounts from activists Angela Davis, Fania Davis and Fannie Haughton weave together director Damani Baker’s family portrait of Utopian dreams, resistance and civil unrest with a film score composed by music luminary Meshell Ndegeocello. Reporter: Brittany K. Jackson ... read more / watch video »
Dodgers Announce Signings Of International Prospects
July 9, 2017
The Dodgers signed 19 players out of the Dominican Republic, while three were signed out of Venezuela and one player each from Cuba, Curacao, Aruba and Nicaragua. ... read more »
Trump turns back on a future with Cuba
June 16, 2017
So why would Trump want to revive the failed policies of the past? The reasons range from the petty to the perverse. Trump’s hatred of Obama is apparent. From Obamacare to climate policy to Cuba, he seems intent on overturning whatever Obama did — no matter how great the cost to the American people. ... read more »
Fidel Castro’s Legacy Mixed among Cubans
January 3, 2017
In the end, Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz died on his own terms: with his boots on, unrepentant, defiant, a thorn in the flesh of 11 American presidents, survivor of assassination attempts by the United States government (Cuban counterintelligence officials place the number at 638), revered by admirers, scorned and hated by critics and detractors, hailed as a savior, reviled as a dictator. ... read more »
Beyond the Rhetoric: There Will Never be Another Fidel Castro
December 8, 2016
I predict Cuba will become more capitalistic and at peace with the United States ... read more »
Fidel Castro: A Legend Loved and Loathed
December 8, 2016
The paradox of Fidel Castro-a paradox that can, and will, teach us all valuable lessons for decades to come. ... read more »
NNPA President Recalls Castro’s Fight Against Apartheid
November 30, 2016
Under Castro, improvements were made to health care and education, while civil liberties were severely eroded ... read more »
Chartering a new path to Cuba
June 30, 2016
With all of its richness - art, culture, education, and healthcare - Cuba needs help with its infrastructure ... read more »
Americans often see Cuba upside down
March 30, 2016
President Obama’s historic trip to Havana, Cuba — the first American president to visit since Calvin Coolidge in 1928 — opens the door to a new era in relations not only with Cuba, ... read more »
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