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BRACING FOR THE STORM: A visit to Cuba reveals a

By Joseph Shaw Hurricanes, our tour guide Mercedes was explaining, are certainly a concern for the island nation of Cuba—but, in fact, named storms are often welcomed. Despite the potential damage, they bring much-needed precipitation to the dry Caribbean island, helping to irrigate the farm fields so crucial to the country’s economy. A tiny fact, […]readmore

Harry Belafonte Speaks Truth to Power in Honor of Medgar

Dr. and Mrs. Pollard, let me start off by expressing my sincere sense of gratitude and privilege in sharing this evening with you, the alumni, elected officials,  particularly all the Caribbeans in the room.  I am honored to be gained this honor in the name of a man I’ve known, shared many precious moments with, […]readmore


Mainstream media has painted a picture of waste, opulence, luridness and sexism in its description of the spectacular “African Renaissance Monument” in Senegal – the largest statue on the continent of Africa. The 150-ft high bronze statue has been criticized for its cost at $27 million and its bold style.  It depicts a family  – […]readmore