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Crackdown on Afro-Cubans destroys myth of racial equality

Posted on Wednesday, 05.15.13 Crackdown on Afro-Cubans destroys myth of racial equality BY JON B. PERDUE Twitter@jonperdue OSLO, Norway At the time of Fidel Castro’s takeover of Cuba in 1959, “separate but equal” was the norm in much of the Western world. Castro won plaudits from early supporters for banning the practice of separate facilities […] 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

Race in Cuba: Yes, Virginia, There Is Racism on the Island

Race in Cuba: Yes, Virginia, There Is Racism on the IslandBy: Achy ObejasPosted: July 26, 2010 at 6:17 AM When it comes to race, Cuba is far from the utopia that black intellectuals like to think it is. Today, on the 57th anniversary of the start of the Cuban Revolution, The Root launches its series […] Continue reading

The fight against racism in Cuba goes viral

The fight against racism in Cuba goes viralBy Marlie Hall9:28 AM on 05/14/2010Tags: Afro Cubans, Cuba, Discrimination, Raul Castro Rosa Parks refused to stand. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. Barack Obama won the presidential election. America' s plight for racial equality has had its struggles, its heroes and its progress. But on the […] 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

Prominent black Americans condemn Cuba on racism

Posted on Tuesday, 12.01.09Prominent black Americans condemn Cuba on racismBY JUAN O. TAMAYOjtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com A group of prominent black Americans has for the first time publicly condemned Cuba's rights record, demanding Havana stop its "callous disregard'' for black Cubans and declaring that "racism in Cuba . . . must be confronted." "We know first-hand the experiences […] Continue reading

US fugitives unsure Cuba thaw is good news

Posted on Saturday, 01.17.09US fugitives unsure Cuba thaw is good newsBy WILL WEISSERTAssociated Press Writer HAVANA — William Potts calls himself the "Homesick Hijacker." U.S. authorities have another name for him: fugitive harbored by an enemy government – one of dozens of Americans hiding in communist Cuba. Almost 25 years ago, he smuggled a pistol […] Continue reading