Reuters is reporting that Jay-Z and Beyonce’s trip to Cuba was in fact approved by the U.S. Treasury Dept.
Republican lawmakers will now have to find something else to be outraged about.
Yet another rumor that 86 year-old Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro is on death’s door is spreading across the internet.
A Venezuelan doctor named Jose Rafiel Marquina had told the media that Castro suffered a massive stroke and is in a vegetative state.
However, his account is unconfirmed, and the Cuban government denies the story.
America makes it hard for people of color to have role models. Our leaders not only face systematic murder, but surrender their legacy to our various oppressors. Speaking of my experience, I never learned about Fidel Castro or the Black Panthers in school. When they were briefly mentioned it was their particular stance on violence which kept them from being our heroes. Ironically, we were absorbed in the American identity; we being offspring of those folks who continue to be discriminated against. As young Americans we risk our membership as we consider “terrorist” role models.
The Black Youth Project examines the attitudes, resources and culture of the young black millennials.