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Fidel Castro, the political firebrand and revolutionary leader, died Fidel Castro died Friday after years of failing health.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — An extremely dangerous Hurricane Matthew moved slowly over the Caribbean on Sunday, following a track that authorities warned could trigger devastating floods in parts of Haiti. The powerful Category 4 hurricane had winds of 145 mph (230 kph) on Sunday evening. Its center was expected to pass to the east of […]

HAVANA (AP) — The Shaq show came to Havana on Sunday as NBA great Shaquille O’Neal put on a basketball clinic for local youngsters, becoming the latest emissary for American outreach to the people of Cuba. The 2016 Hall of Fame inductee and four-time NBA champion led star-struck kids in layup drills and coached scrimmages […]

Mere months after President Obama’s historic visit to Cuba, The Tom Joyner Foundation (TJF), the Dallas-based nonprofit that helps support historically black colleges and universities, lead a one-of-a-kind four-day mission to Cuba with numerous HBCU presidents. In a previously released press release, the TJF noted the trip was about discovering possible connections in the country, “We […]

HAVANA (AP) — Rap superstar Kanye West, his wife Kim Kardashian and members of her reality-show-star family are the latest celebrities to visit Havana. They stopped at the Museum of Rum on Wednesday, stepping out of a hot-pink antique American convertible as they snapped selfies and were recorded by a television crew following them around. […]

HAVANA (AP) — Wealthy fashionistas and celebrities from around the world flocked beneath klieg lights Wednesday night on a grand Havana colonial avenue transformed into a private runway for French fashion house Chanel. With hundreds of security agents holding ordinary Cubans behind police lines blocks away, actors Tilda Swinton and Vin Diesel, supermodel Gisele Bundchen […]

As Obama takes his historic trip to Cuba, millennials can’t help but wonder; will our nation’s first black president meet with exiled activist Assata Shakur in Cuba? Click on the audio player to hear millennials discuss the possibility with The D.L. Hughely Show. RELATED: Did Bill Clinton Say President Obama Has Left “Awful Legacy?” [VIDEO] RELATED: Sasha And Malia […]

  The presidential candidates are everywhere – debates, forums, town halls, rallies – EVERYWHERE. You cannot turn on the TV, especially cable news, without seeing them. Just last night there were extended interviews with John Kasich, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump on Fox News. CNN, last night, had extended interviews with all of the candidates, […]

HAVANA (AP) — Laying bare a half-century of tensions, President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro prodded each other Monday over human rights and the longstanding U.S. economic embargo during an unprecedented joint news conference that stunned Cubans unaccustomed to their leaders being aggressively questioned. The exchanges underscored deep divisions that still exist between […]

  Roland Martin talks to the author of Anti Racism in Cuba, Devyn Spence Benson and businessman Troy Nash about the importance of President Obama’s visit to Cuba and why the Americanization of Cuba is on its way. “This is big news. They love us over there. We are them and they are us. The conversations I’ve […]

  As the diplomatic relationship between the United States and Cuba thaws, along with the appearance of President Barack Obama and the First Family’s presence in the island nation, Cuba’s rich Black history should be acknowledged. While there exists a divide in how Cubans identify racially, there has been a steady presence of Black culture […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent an unmistakable message to Americans on Tuesday ahead of his historic trip to Havana: Cuba is open for business. Punching fresh holes in the generations-old U.S. embargo, Obama’s administration removed the last meaningful restrictions on travel, putting a Cuba vacation within reach for millions of Americans over the […]