New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is once again igniting a push to bring wanted fugitive Assata Shakur back to American shores. Gov. Christie wrote an op-ed that was published Wednesday (Mar. 23) demanding President Barack Obama to urge officials in Cuba to no longer grant Shakur political asylum and have her face justice.
Usher has been taking his time crafting his next hit album but also to get his love life right where he wants it to be.
Just about anything Rihanna does garners plenty of attention. Case in point, the Bajan pop singer recently visited Cuba and she sent the locals into a tizzy.
Cuba is about to become a tourist destination for Americans. Today (Jan. 15), the Obama administration announced that it will be easing travel restrictions to the Caribbean island starting tomorrow (Jan. 16).
Assata Shakur has resurfaced in the news of late in the wake of renewed diplomatic discussions between the United States and Cuba. While Shakur is a wanted fugitive by the U.S. Government, Cuban officials have essentially expressed they would not extradite the activist and author.
On December 17, 2014 President Barack Obama announced the Cuban trade embargo lifted. And what a game changer it was, considering it would mark new beginnings with the island.
President Barack Obama has announced Wednesday (Dec. 17) that the United States and Cuba will resume talks in a bid to shift policy towards the island nation. This announcement comes on the heels of an exchange of prisoners, opening the gates of conversations between the typically combative countries.
Details have emerged that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) did far more clandestine work than previously thought. While it came out earlier this year the agency tried to implement a “Cuban Twitter,” it also tried to use Hip-Hop to overthrow Cuba‘s government.
The much ballyhooed Cuban honeymoon taken by Jay Z and Beyoncé last year has finally reached a checkmate.
A text message-based social network in Cuba, a so-called “Cuban Twitter,” was essentially a tool create by the U.S. government to promote unrest in the Communist Party-led country. The use of this tactic by the government has been frowned upon by foreign relations officials as a “dumb” idea.
The RIAA isn’t the only entity making #newrules thanks to the exploits of Jay-Z. If Republicans have their way, you can add the U.S. Government to that list. Thanks to the rapper/mogul and his wife Beyoncé’s recent trip to Cuba, a Congressional subcommittee is moving to reduce the amount of money the Treasury Department has […]
Forty year ago to the day, Assata Olugbala Shakur, who was then known as Joanne Chesimard, was involved in a gun battle that left a New Jersey state trooper dead. Today, Shakur has been placed on the FBI’s most wanted terrorists list, the first woman to earn the distinction, with a reward of $2 million being […]
President Barack Obama was on the Today Show this morning, so of course one of the questions deemed important enough to ask about was Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s trip to Cuba. Yes, that was sarcasm.
You can consider Pitbull to be an expert on all things Cuba. The Miami rapper dropped his own freestyle take on Jay-Z’s much discussed new song, “Open Letter.” Pit uses his version to drop some Cuban history, good and bad, and to comment on the political chit chatter Hova and Beyoncé’s wedding anniversary trip has caused.