Since the thawing of longstanding oppositional relations between the United States and Cuba in the past year, the island nation has seen a serious uptick in American visitors. According to reports, visits to Cuba are up 36 percent in a five-month period in 2015 when compared to the previous year. The Associated Press reported on […]

Over the past few days, rappers have been recognized for their influence in society. Earlier this week, Kanye West received an honorary doctorate degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and this week, California-bred rapper Kendrick Lamar received the 35th California Senate District’s Generational Icon Award. The award, which was presented on the state’s […]

Although the Ebola virus is still prevalent in a few African countries, one of the places hit the hardest is on its way to being declared Ebola-free. According to the World Health Organization, Liberia will be listed as Ebola-free on Saturday, which marks 42 days since the last case was reported. Although Liberia will rejoice […]

Just months after Cuban officials declared they have a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives despite thawing relations, comes chatter that the federal government and its new friend would discuss the return of those granted asylum by the country, according to the Miami Herald. That was in December after the announcement of the so-called […]

The rekindled relationship between the United States and Cuba has taken yet another step forward. On Tuesday, the White House announced that President Obama plans on moving Cuba off the government’s list of nations that support terrorism. The decision came after a meeting between President Obama and Raúl Castro, President of Cuba, that took place […]

For the first time in more than 50 years, the U.S. and Cuban foreign ministers met Thursday night for at least two hours in a historic high-level meeting, reports Reuters. In the latest step toward strengthening ties since President Barack Obama announced important change in U.S. relations with Cuba on Dec. 17, Secretary of State […]

With Thursday’s surprise tentative agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran, Obama appears to be on track to build a diplomatic legacy to match pledges made during his two presidential campaigns, according to the Huffington Post. If it comes to fruition, the hard-fought Iranian deal falls in line with major agreements reached with two other […]

According to a new study, Muslims will globally outnumber Christians by the end of the century. The report also shows that within the United States, the amount of individuals who don’t associate with a particular faith will increase. “Demographics are an underappreciated force that is shifting the contours of faith,” said Pew demographer Conrad Hackett, who […]

New census projections have revealed that white children will be outnumbered by children of color in the United States within the next five years. The rise of immigration and a decline in the birthrate amongst whites are all factors that play into this prediction. The projected data shows that by 2020, 50.2 percent of the nation’s […]

When Duke basketball player Rasheed Sulaimon was dropped from the team earlier this year by Coach Mike Krzyzewski, many people questioned his reasoning. The basketball program released a statement saying he was “unable to consistently live up to the standards required to be a member of our program.” But the truth behind the situation has finally come to […]

UPDATED 12/23/14, 10:31 a.m., EST: On Monday, Cuban government officials said that they have a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, sending the loudest message yet that they have no intention of extraditing Assata Shakur (pictured) — America’s most-wanted woman — despite thawing relations between the United States and Cuba, the Associated Press reports. […]

As the United States and Cuba ready themselves to patch their decades-long severed diplomatic relations, alleged cop killer and political prisoner Assata Shakur could be extradited back to the U.S. from the small sovereign nation to complete her life-sentence prison term, according to RELATED: What Does Ending The Cold War With Cuba Mean For Black Cubans and […]