While echoes of the Black liberation movements of the 60’s and 70’s are being played out daily, the U.S. has moved to normalized diplomatic relations with Cuba. But many are wondering how that will impact one of Black liberation’s most enduring heroines – Assata Shakur. Shakur, born Joanne Chesimard, escaped from a New Jersey jail […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations — a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations. President Barack Obama‘s dramatic announcement in Washington — seconded by Cuban […]

When Beyonce and Jay-Z visited Cuba last April to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary, speculation was rampant that the duo had circumvented U.S. law. Due to the ongoing trade embargo with the Communist nation, U. S citizens travel to Cuba is restricted with exceptions including journalists, humanitarian missions and travel from a country outside the […]

MIAMI (AP) — After raising a shackled right hand and swearing to tell the truth, U.S.-to-Cuba airline hijacker William Potts told a judge Thursday he had an objection at his first federal court appearance to face decades-old air piracy charges. “I would like to — I’m new at this stuff,” Potts told U.S. Magistrate Judge […]

MIAMI (AP) — An American who hijacked an airliner to Cuba nearly 30 years ago as a self-described revolutionary flew back home Wednesday to face U.S. justice. FBI agents took William Potts, 56, into custody shortly after his charter flight from Havana landed at Miami International Airport, said FBI spokesman Mike Leverock. Potts faces a […]

HAVANA (AP) — Fidel Castro turned 87 behind closed doors Tuesday, with official tributes in state media serving as a reminder that the clock is ticking on his revolutionary generation’s grip on power. Castro stepped down as president following a near-fatal illness in 2006, and his successor, younger brother Raul, has said that his current […]