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As the future closes in, there’s still time to travel to authentic Cuba

As the future closes in, there’s still time to travel to authentic Cuba THE WASHINGTON POST PUBLISHED: August 5, 2016 at 2:16 pm | UPDATED: August 5, 2016 at 2:19 By Moriah Balingit The Washington Post For many travelers, the goal is to physically move – to be flung through airspace and to cross borders […] Continue reading

Where Hip Hop Fits in Cuba’s Anti-Racist Curriculum

Where Hip Hop Fits in Cuba’s Anti-Racist Curriculum The country’s education leaders confront deep-seated discrimination in the classroom through rap. Alexandre Meneghini / Reuters I was sitting with the Afrocentric rapstress Magia López Cabrera in her modest Havana walk-up in June when Cuba’s prominent black-history scholar Tomás Fernández Robaina showed up for a café con […] Continue reading

In Cuba, as an uncertain future inches closer, it’s still a step back in time

In Cuba, as an uncertain future inches closer, it’s still a step back in time By Moriah Balingit July 28 at 4:30 PM For many travelers, the goal is to physically move — to be flung through airspace and to cross borders — but to remain in spaces that are comfortably familiar. They would prefer […] Continue reading

The Persistence of Racism in Cuba

The Persistence of Racism in Cuba May 21, 2016 By Alberto N Jones HAVANA TIMES — The 1994 rafter crisis, changed the face of the Cuban emigration and the strategy of the United States government to puncture and weaken the Cuban government, when the predominantly white emigrants suddenly became black and brown. Surprised, the mass […] Continue reading

Gangs in Havana, Crime Gains Ground

Gangs in Havana, Crime Gains Ground / Cubanet, Ernesto Perez Chang Posted on August 23, 2015 The landscape could become very similar to those found in Central American countries where the issue is out of control Cubanet.org, Ernesto Perez Chang, Havana 20 August 2015 – Hector arrived in Havana at the end of 2005. He […] Continue reading

North Korea, Cuba and Iran Criticize Canada’s Lack of Human Rights at UN

North Korea, Cuba and Iran Criticize Canada’s Lack of Human Rights at UN April 27, 2013 By Daniel Greenfield The moral authority of the United Nations and its supporters and defenders has as much value as the moral authority of the North Korean, Chinese, Cuban, Russian, Saudi and other totalitarian regimes that actually dominate it. […] Continue reading

Racist or What?

Racist or What? November 14, 2012 Rosa Martinez HAVANA TIMES — When I was a child, I wouldn't have accepted anyone telling me that there was racism in Cuba. In school, it was instilled in us that in our country there was no prostitution, poverty, drug addiction or racism. Unfortunately, I experienced the years of […] Continue reading

Not All in Cuba Are Proud of Being Black / Iván García

Not All in Cuba Are Proud of Being Black / Iván García Iván García, Translator: mlk A drunk, off duty, enforcement agent, white, justified the racist Cuban police archetype that turns a black or mestizo into a presumed delinquent with an old refrain learned from his mother: "Not all blacks are thieves, but all thieves […] Continue reading

Being Black in Cuba / Iván García

Being Black in Cuba / Iván García Iván García, Translator: Unstated A white-skinned off-duty law enforcement officer, having a drink, justifies the Cuban police force's racist archetype that turns a black or mixed-raced person into a presumed criminal with the old refrain he learned from his mother, "All blacks are not thieves but all thieves […] Continue reading

Cuban blacks and mulattos the main victims of Raul Castro’s reforms

Thursday, May 12th 2011 – 06:28 UTC Cuban blacks and mulattos the main victims of Raul Castro's reforms Cuban blacks and mulattos will suffer the most with the elimination of a million government jobs, which could easily become a racial problem, consequence of the radical reforms imposed, and 'must be addressed as a priority', points […] Continue reading

Artists address the chronic racism in Cuba

Artists address the chronic racism in CubaBy Kurt Shaw, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEWSunday, December 12, 2010 Racism always has been a hotbed issue in this country. It's also an important issue all over the world, especially in Cuba, where people of African descent have experienced significant barriers in regard to employment. An exhibit on display at the […] Continue reading

Race in Cuba: The Eternal ‘Black Problem’

Race in Cuba: The Eternal 'Black Problem'By: Leonardo PaduraPosted: July 27, 2010 at 6:20 AM When it comes to race, Cuba is far from the utopia that black intellectuals like to think it is. As part of The Root's series exploring the island's color complex, Cuba's best-known novelist weighs in. After almost five decades of […] Continue reading

Race in Cuba: The Politics of Power and Hypocrisy

Race in Cuba: The Politics of Power and HypocrisyBy: Inéz Maria Martiatu TerryPosted: July 28, 2010 at 6:08 AM When it comes to race, Cuba is far from a utopia. As part of The Root's series exploring the island's color complex, one of Cuba's esteemed social scientists writes about the aftermath of an open letter […] Continue reading

The Liberation of Women: Another Failed Dream of Cuba’s Revolution

The Liberation of Women: Another Failed Dream of Cuba's Revolution With a very short skirt and a cell phone attached to her hip, Yanisleidy leaves her house in a crowded Havana neighborhood. She's seventeen and has a visa to emigrate to Belgium. She looks around, checking for the cops, because she doesn't want to get […] Continue reading

Cuban rapper: Fight the injustice

Cuban rapper: Fight the injusticePOSTED: 9:18 a.m. EDT, April 11, 2007Story Highlights• Cuban rapper says he's not afraid to speak his mind in his homeland• Rapper says he points out injustices and "the people like it"• Cuba formed a rap agency in 2002 to exert its influence on the music• Rap organizer says state's involvement […] Continue reading