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Afro-Cuban Activists Fight Racism Between Two Fires

Afro-Cuban Activists Fight Racism Between Two Fires They’re caught between a government that denies the existence of racism and fellow black Cubans who lack racial consciousness. By Sujatha FernandesTwitterTODAY 8:00 AM A “home for sale” sign in Santiago de Cuba. Far fewer Afro-Cubans get remittances from family overseas, and residents of eastern Cuba, more heavily […] Continue reading

Black Woman – Double or Triple Discrimination?

Black Woman: Double or Triple Discrimination? / Diario de Cuba, Laritza Diversent Posted on October 7, 2015 Diario de Cuba, Laritza Diversent, Havana, 31 July 2015 —In Cuba there is a myth that says that there is no racism here because “all the races and cultures melded together forever in a happy synthesis.” Nonetheless, in […] Continue reading

The Tragedy of Cuban Racism

The Tragedy of Cuban Racism February 9, 2015 By Carlos Cabrera Perez (Café Fuerte) A group of dissidents protested last Thursday before the Cuban Parliament located in Havana’s Playa municipality. HAVANA TIMES — A video showing a group of Cuban dissidents protesting in front of the Cuban parliament in Havana to demand a series of […] Continue reading

El Crítico – Music as a subversive instrument in Cuba

El Crítico: Music as a subversive instrument in Cuba 02/06/2015 2:38 PM 02/06/2015 10:08 PM HAVANA During his years behind bars, Angel Yunier Remón Arzuaga staged a 27-day hunger strike and refused to wear the prison uniform. Now, as the rapper known as “El Critico” returns to his music, he plans to do so with […] Continue reading

Why Cuba will never send Assata Shakur to the U.S.

Why Cuba will never send Assata Shakur to the U.S. By Achy Obejas In May 2013, on the 40th anniversary of her arrest, Assata Shakur was suddenly and inexplicably named to the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list, with an award of up to $2 million for her capture. She was the first woman ever put […] Continue reading

Groups call for arrests in alleged Cuba plot

Posted on Thursday, 05.29.14 Groups call for arrests in alleged Cuba plot BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Two pro-Havana groups have called for the prosecution of Miami exiles who the Cuban government has alleged were behind a plot by four other men, arrested in Cuba last month, to attack military installations on the island. The […] Continue reading

Blacks and Mixed-Race Still Marginalized in Cuba

Blacks and Mixed-Race Still Marginalized in Cuba / Ivan Garcia Posted on May 5, 2014 Every summer since 2009, in line with the economic openings of General Castro, Gerald, the owner of a photography business, has rented a room in a hotel in Varadero for 5 nights. Gerald, a white man married to a mixed-race […] Continue reading

At Repression’s Ground Zero

At Repression’s Ground Zero / Lilianne Ruiz Posted on April 23, 2014 The first time I set foot in that scary place called Villa Marista, similar to Lubyanka Prison in the now fortunately disappeared Soviet Union, it was by my own will. I accompanied Manuel Cuesta Morúa to see Investigator Yurisan Almenares, in charge of […] Continue reading

Afro-Cubans fight for equality under Castro regime

Afro-Cubans fight for equality under Castro regime By Harold Meyerson, Wednesday, June 19, 1:39 “More than half a century ago, Fidel decreed the elimination of racism,” said Leonardo Calvo Cárdenas. But “this just made the problem deeper and more complex.” Calvo Cárdenas is an Afro-Cuban — a group that makes up roughly half of Cuba’s […] Continue reading

Six-day event in Pittsburgh targets discrimination in Cuba

Six-day event in Pittsburgh targets discrimination in Cuba Fidel Castro declared it nonexistent, but racism is still pervasive in a country known more for its rich culture May 11, 2013 12:13 am By Diana Nelson Jones / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Think Cuba, and images of music, dance, cuisine and the 1959 revolution come to mind. But […] Continue reading

Leading Dissident Group ‘Ladies In White’ Want A Cuba Without Castro

Leading Dissident Group 'Ladies In White' Want A Cuba Without Castro Published April 28, 2013 Fox News Latino CORAL GABLES, FL – APRIL 27: Berta Soler, co-founder of the Ladies in White, and current leader of the Cuban opposition group leads a cheer as she visits with Cuban exiles during an event at Merrick Park […] Continue reading

Police detain dissidents headed for Havana forum on racism

Posted on Friday, 11.25.11 Police detain dissidents headed for Havana forum on racism Dozens of Cuban dissidents were detained to break up 'Day of Resistance.'By Juan O. Tamayojtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Cuban police detained more a dozen dissidents to force the cancellation of Friday's session of a forum on racial discrimination on the island, according to forum organizers. […] Continue reading

LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA

LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA22-08-2010.Joaquin F. Otero (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- August 17, 2010 The PresidentThe White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.Washington, D.C. Dear Mr. President, I am writing to request your personal attention and assistance, and that of the U.S. Government, on behalf of a mother in Cuba who has been suffering and continues to suffer the abuse, harassment […] Continue reading

Stop coddling Cuban dictatorship

Posted on Thursday, 02.25.10Stop coddling Cuban dictatorshipOUR OPINION: The U.N., OAS and EU should challenge Cuba HAVANA — Orlando Zapata Tamayo died on Feb. 23 as a result of a hungerstrike he maintained for more than 80 days to demand adequate treatmentfor his status as a prisoner of conscience. He staged many other strikessince March […] Continue reading

Black activists launch rare attack on Cuba about racism

Black activists launch rare attack on Cuba about racism Onetime supporters of the Castro revolution now question the regime's civil and human rights record.By Richard Fausset January 3, 2010 Reporting from Atlanta – President Obama has loosened travel restrictions to Cuba. His critics accuse him of harboring socialist sentiments. And he is, of course, a […] Continue reading

Why the delayed outcry?

Posted on Sunday, 12.20.09BLACKS IN CUBAWhy the delayed outcry?BY NINOSKA PEREZ-CASTELLONninoskapc@aol.com “All that is needed for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.'' Edmund Burke Agroup of 60 African-American leaders, influenced by Brazil's Abdias Nascimiento, a self-proclaimed admirer of Fidel Castro, condemned racism in Cuba. Congratulations. One exception, Makani Themba-Nixon wants her […] Continue reading

Cuba blasts US black leaders for charges of racism

Posted on Friday, 12.04.09Cuba blasts US black leaders for charges of racismBy WILL WEISSERTAssociated Press Writer HAVANA — Cuba hit back Thursday at 60 prominent U.S. black leaders who challenged its race record, with island writers, artists and official journalists calling the criticism an attack on their country's national identity. The five-page signed statement, distributed […] Continue reading

A barrier for Cuba’s blacks

Cuba A barrier for Cuba's blacksNew attitudes on once-taboo race questions emerge with a fledgling black movementMiami Herald Staff Report HAVANA — Six-foot-two, brown skinned and with semi-curly hair, Denny walked confidently into a government warehouse for a recent job interview. Sitting across from the white manager, he rattled off his qualifications: high school diploma, […] Continue reading

Bounty hunt for US cop killer on Cuba

From The Sunday TimesMay 27, 2007Bounty hunt for US cop killer on CubaTony Allen-Mills in Newark, New Jersey SHE is a convicted cop-killer, an escaped fugitive and for part of her extraordinary life she was the glamorous godmother to a rap music legend. Yet an American police net is closing on Assata Shakur, previously known […] Continue reading

René Gómez Manzano Prize Winner 12th Ludovic Trarieux Prize for 2007

PRESS RELEASE May 12, 2007 René Gómez ManzanoCUBALauréat du/ Prize WinnerPrix International des droits de l'homme Ludovic-Trarieux 2007Ludovic-Trarieux International Human Rights Prize 2007Premio Internacional de Derechos Humanos Ludovic Trarieux 2007Internationalen Ludovic-Trarieux-Menschenrechtspreis 2007Prêmio Internacional de Direitos Humanos Ludovic Trarieux 2007Premio Internazionale per i Diritti Umani Ludovic Trarieux 2007Ludovic Trarieux Internationale Mensenrechtenprijs 2007 Premian en Francia a […] Continue reading