Archive for the ‘Caribbean’ Category

Cuba: For many Afro-Cubans, Obama’s visit represents a source of pride, inspiration

President Obama’s historic three-day trip to Cuba not only marked the first visit by a sitting U.S. president since the 1959 revolution, but also represented a source of pride and inspiration for many Afro-Cubans.

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Video | Cuba: The Next Revolution

In Cuba, Harvard professor, Henry Gates, explores the culture, religion, politics and music of this island and how race and racism have fared since Fidel Castro’s Communist revolution in 1959.

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Video | U.S.: PBS Series Explores Black Culture in Latin America

Professor Gates explores race in Latin America. Gates’ journey begins in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, which share the Caribbean island of Hispaniola but have little else in common.

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