President Barack Obama has an obvious passion for sports—especially basketball and golf. His love has surfaced throughout his life and presidency.
During a special simulcast with the Tom Joyner Morning Show and TV One’s NewsOne Now, Roland Martin spoke with Devyn Spence Benson, author of Antiracism in Cuba, and businessman Troy Nash about the importance of President Barack Obama’s visit to Cuba and what improved U.S./Cuban relations could mean for people of color. Nash believes that Afro-Cubans are ready […]
President Obama will make history by becoming the first sitting president to visit Cuba in almost nine decades.
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Ta-Nehisi Coates, journalist and author of Between the World and Me, has garnered a lot of recognition for his work. After being nominated for a National Book Award, he recently was chosen to receive one of this year’s “genius grants” from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Coates is one of twenty-four people selected. Each of […]
It’s official! The U.S. and Cuba have formally restored diplomatic relations a year after the two nations decided to rekindle their relationship after more than 50 years of contention. The United States has opened an embassy in Havana, and Cuba opened an embassy in Washington D.C. Although this marks a major step in the connection […]
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 […]
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), reportedly walked out of Nelson Mandela’s memorial service to protest Cuban President Raul Castro‘s speech, reports ABC News. RELATED: Republicans Show Respect For Mandela: Should They Be Trusted? His self-serving actions were in sharp contrast to President Barack Obama, who caused quite the international stir when he diplomatically shook Castro’s hand. Cruz, who is […]
UPDATE: 12/11/13, 12:45 p.m.: A picture may be worth 1000 words, but context is everything. Roberto Schmidt, the Agence France-Presse (AFP) photographer who took the infamous selfie photo, was surprised to hear about the criticism behind what he referred to as a reflexive shot. Here is some of what he wrote on the AFP blog: […]
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