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Hands Off Assata: Cuba Says “Nah” To Returning Assata Shakur

Assata Shakur is a heroine to many as a fighter for black rights, but a villain to others who think she hides her crimes behind revolutionary rhetoric. Cuba, having…

Meet Daymé Arocena: Cuba’s Jazz Phenomenon Fusing Salsa, Hip-Hop And Neo-Soul

Daymé Arocena is a singing drum. Her mouth blooms a litany of ethereal chants, a sacred devotion as impeccable as her white assembles against her molasses…

Trump Seeks To Reverse Obama’s “Wet Foot, Dry Foot” Policy For Cuba

Trump is back at again with the apparent reversal of all legislation relative to the Obama Administration. This week on his agenda is U.S.-Cuba relations. According to Ra…

Gente De Zona Brings Afro-Cuban Rhythms To New Orleans’ Jazz Fest

After winning a slew of honors and performing at the ritzy 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards, Cuban duo Gente de Zona made their way from Miami to New Orleans for a less…

‘AfroRazones’ Dips Into The Living, Breathing Oasis Of Afro-Cuban Identity Through Hip-Hop

In a time when black people globally are trudging through questions of diaspora and belonging comes a multimedia project that aims to use the transformative potential…

Watch: Cuba’s ‘Reggaeton Revolución’ Prospers In The Face Of Censorship

Though eminent among Cuban youth, reggaeton was forced underground after the government censored the “explicit” genre on television and radio back in 2012. That hasn’t…

Coach Recruits Unlikely Boxer In Fight Against Cuba’s Female Boxing Ban

Havana boxing coach Luis Pérez is determined to play a hand in the lifting of Cuba’s ban against women’s boxing. Albeit the small island nation has long been lauded for…

Cubans Can Now Access The Internet At Home

Cuba is finally offering its citizens Internet in their homes after a two-month trial program, Fox News reports. The program ran from Dec. 19 through Feb. 28, and gave…

“Before Night Falls” Series Captures Cuba’s Hidden Queer Scene

During a trip to Cuba in January, photographer David Tesinsky gravitated toward a transgender woman named Malu who managed to become a celebrity of sorts by living…