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Under Trump’s revised policy, black Cubans will get left behind, again

Under Trump’s revised policy, black Cubans will get left behind, again BY ALEJANDRO DE LA FUENTE delafuente@fas.harvard.edu As President Trump announced the administration’s new policies on Cuba, I worried that Afro-Cubans would be the main losers. They have been losing for some time. The timid economic reforms implemented by the Cuban government in the past […] Continue reading

Cuban activists fighting racism weigh their fragile relationship with the government

Cuban activists fighting racism weigh their fragile relationship with the government BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Almost apologizing because he “doesn’t want to make things worse,” Afro-Cuban activist Norberto Mesa Carbonell recalled how Cuban police arrested him for trying to celebrate the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination last month. “I was jailed […] Continue reading

Social justice in Cuba? No racism?

Commentary: Social justice in Cuba? No racism? Javier Garcia-Bengochea Guest Columnist Privacy Policy It ain’t what you don’t know that hurts you. It’s what you think you know that just ain’t so … Hall of Fame pitcher Satchel Paige paraphrasing Mark Twain. It’s called fake news. For decades, Cuba has promoted a false narrative regarding […] Continue reading

A propósito de la expulsión de una estudiante de la Universidad Central de Las Villas

A propósito de la expulsión de una estudiante de la Universidad Central de Las Villas La educación no puede ser tal si no se logra en y para la libertad Arturo López-Levy, Denver | 19/04/2017 9:46 am Acabo de leer la comunicación de la Federación Estudiantil Universitaria (FEU) de la Universidad Central de Las Villas […] Continue reading

In Cuba, a battle against racism persists, activists say

In Cuba, a battle against racism persists, activists say BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS More than 30 Cuban activists, writers, academics and entrepreneurs, mostly of African descent, gathered at Harvard University for an unprecedented meeting to celebrate the achievements of the Afro-Cuban movement on the island and set the course for future work. […] Continue reading

Cuba sí, racism no!

Cuba sí, racism no! By Cate McQuaid GLOBE CORRESPONDENT APRIL 06, 2017 CAMBRIDGE — The Afro-Cuban painter Juan Roberto Diago came of age in the 1990s in the midst of a firestorm. The collapse of the Soviet Union devastated Cuban trade and the island’s economy suffered a teeth-jarring blow. Famine followed. Social unrest was inevitable. […] Continue reading

‘El racismo del Estado cubano ha censurado el debate sobre la discriminación racial’, denuncia el CIR

‘El racismo del Estado cubano ha censurado el debate sobre la discriminación racial’, denuncia el CIR DDC | Miami | 28 de Febrero de 2017 – 17:47 CET. “Educación no significa tener buen trabajo si uno es negro”, explicó Juan Antonio Madrazo Luna en el panel “Interculturalidades en la Sociedad Cubana Contemporánea en tiempos de […] Continue reading

Cuban rapper dedicates new song with biting lyrics to those fleeing

Cuban rapper dedicates new song with biting lyrics to those fleeing BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com The immigration experience served as the inspiring force behind a new album by Bian Oscar Rodríguez, better known in the Cuban hip-hop scene as El B. He co-founded Los Aldeanos along with Aldo Rodríguez Baquero (no relation). The duo […] Continue reading

Black and Counter-revolutionary in Cuba?

Black and Counter-revolutionary in Cuba? August 23, 2016 By Yusimi Rodriguez HAVANA TIMES — I regularly read the articles written by my fellow writer, Elio Delgado Legon, who adds a touch of humor to this website for many of its readers. Personally, his greatest virtue, without him intending to do this, is to show the […] Continue reading

El Comité Ciudadanos por la Integración Racial celebra su décimo cumpleaños

El Comité Ciudadanos por la Integración Racial celebra su décimo cumpleaños YUSIMÍ RODRÍGUEZ LÓPEZ | La Habana | 19 de Agosto de 2016 – 01:18 CEST. El Comité Ciudadanos por la Integración Racial (CIR) celebró su décimo cumpleaños el miércoles 17 de agosto, una semana después de lo previsto. El martes 9, un día antes […] Continue reading

Between Analogue and Ideologue. Internet Access in Cuba

Between Analogue and Ideologue. Internet Access in Cuba / Regina Coyula Ideas shared at the Internet Governance Forum events of the Internet Society of Latin America and the Caribbean, which recently took place in Costa Rica. Regina Coyula, 5 August 2016 — Now recognised as a human right by most people and most governments, internet […] Continue reading

Discovering the African Heartbeat in Cuba

Discovering the African Heartbeat in Cuba Johnica Reed Hawkins This story originally appeared in the August issue of ESSENCE. Cuba is a land of contradictions. It’s a nation that is largely defined by the descendants of enslaved Africans, yet also a place where those influences are often denied and racism is rarely confronted. Writer Johnica […] 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

Diplomáticos de Cuba y EEUU debaten hoy en New York

Diplomáticos de Cuba y EEUU debaten hoy en New York Martinoticias.com El XXXIV Congreso Internacional de la Asociación de Estudios Latinoamericanos dedica espacio a los temas cubanos y especialmente al acercamiento EEUU-Cuba. Los representantes de Washington en Cuba, y de La Habana en Estados Unidos, Jeffrey Delaurentis y José Ramón Cabañas, protagonizarán este sábado una […] Continue reading

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

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

Renowned Cuban pro-reform economist fired as chill sets in

Renowned Cuban pro-reform economist fired as chill sets in 4:25 PM Thursday Apr 21, 2016 HAVANA (AP) ” One of Cuba’s most renowned advocates of economic reform has been fired from his University of Havana think tank for sharing information with Americans without authorization, among other alleged violations. The dismissal of Omar Everleny Perez adds […] Continue reading

Did the Revolution End Racial Discrimination in Cuba?

Did the Revolution End Racial Discrimination in Cuba? April 15, 2016 By Yusimi Rodriguez HAVANA TIMES — The United Nations designated March 21 as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This year, Cuba’s official media, tasked with covering (and criticizing) US President Barack Obama’s address in Cuba, made absolutely no mention of […] Continue reading

Juan Antonio Blanco, designado nuevo director ejecutivo de la Fundación para los Derechos Humanos en Cuba

Juan Antonio Blanco, designado nuevo director ejecutivo de la Fundación para los Derechos Humanos en Cuba DDC | Miami | 8 Abr 2016 – 9:36 pm. La Fundación para los Derechos Humanos en Cuba (FHRC) anunció el viernes la designación del Juan Antonio Blanco Gil como su nuevo director ejecutivo. Blanco trabajó durante diez años […] Continue reading

Along With President Obama, the 21st Century Visited Cuba

LOG IN SETTINGS WHITE HOUSE LETTER Along With President Obama, the 21st Century Visited Cuba REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK With Obama Visit to Cuba, Old Battle Lines Fade REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK Obama Family Spring Break: Making History and Doing the Tango Jian Ghomeshi, Former Canadian Radio Host, Acquitted of Sexual Assault To Beat the Rush, Americans Rush to […] Continue reading

Cuba Says It Has Solved Racism. Obama Isn’t So Sure.

Cuba Says It Has Solved Racism. Obama Isn’t So Sure. By DAMIEN CAVEMARCH 23, 2016 HAVANA — President Obama spoke of his Kenyan heritage. He talked about how both the United States and Cuba were built on the backs of slaves from Africa. He mentioned that not very long ago, his parents’ marriage would have […] Continue reading