What does Castro’s death mean for Assata Shakur?

Former Black Panther Assata Shakur may be adversely affected by the recent death of Cuba’s former leader Fidel Castro. Shakur explains in her own words what happened and why she currently has political asylum in Cuba: “My name is Assata (‘she who struggles’) Olugbala ( ‘for the people’) Shakur (‘the thankful one’), and I am […]

For the love of Cuba: Our exclusive trip to a once-forbidden land

When Jay Z and Beyoncé celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary in 2013 in Havana, Cuba, millennials were singing their praises. It didn’t matter that the hip-hop power couple could have faced a $250,000 fine and 10 years in prison for violating the United States’ trade embargo against Cuba, known among natives of the northern Caribbean […]

Sen. McCain stupidly compares Obama’s handshake with Cuban dictator to Hitler

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., went off the deep end in his newest criticisms of President Obama. McCain exemplified a great degree of hypocrisy on Tuesday when he tore into Obama for shaking hands with Cuban President Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service in South Africa. The brother of infamous dictator Fidel Castro stood first […]