February 25th, 2013
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In today’s top news, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case challenging the 1965 Voting Rights Act, a Florida task force defends the “Stand Your Ground” law and The Onion is under fire for a vulgar tweet about Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis.
The Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday from an Alabama town that is challenging a provision in the 1965 Voting Rights Act. [AP]
A Florida task force says that the “Stand Your Ground” law should not be overturned. [Miami Herald]
The Onion is under fire for a vulgar tweet about Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis. [The Grio]
Django Unchained takes Best Original Screenplay and Michelle Obama presents the award for Best Picture at the Oscars. [BET]
Louis Farrakhan laid out an action plan to improve economic disparities for African-Americans. [AP]
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting a baby girl. [BET]
MC Hammer says his weekend arrest in California was the result of racial profiling. [BET]
Scotland’s Roman Catholic archbishop resigned over abuse allegations. [CNN]
Cuban President Raul Castro says he will leave office in 2018. [CNN]
Park Geun-hye has become South Korea’s first female president. [New York Times]
December 21st, 2010
By Charing Ball, contributor, The Atlanta Post
Is this the end of socialism in Cuba as we know it?
The former beacon of socialist revolution and rebellion is now facing one of the most complex moments in its history. Raul Castro, who inherited the presidency from his brother Fidel, told legislators that as a result of the country’s economy woes, there would be some major changes next year, including a move toward more capitalist ventures that will help to bolster the socialist nation. Part of this plan includes laying off half a million government employees by March 2011. Laid off government employees will be encouraged to start businesses for themselves in hopes of boosting the country’s productivity.
No doubt that the most important issue for Cuba right now is the future of its economy, but in what direction should it go and more importantly, after being the lone wolf of communism, will capitalism be Cuba’s saving grace?
Read the rest at The Atlanta Post.
April 8th, 2009
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Black lawmakers headed to Cuba over the weekend and met with President Raul Castro and former President Fidel Castro. The delegations discussed opening trade, travel and getting cooperation to combat drug and human trafficking.