“For black Cubans, Obama visit a source of pride, inspiration”

HAVANA — Yolanda Mauri’s ancestors almost certainly came to Cuba in chains, laboring as slaves on an island of French coffee plantations and fields of Spanish sugarcane.Her parents became their family’s first professionals, graduating with engineering degrees after Cuba’s 1959 revolution ended segregation. Mauri, 26, graduated from an elite technical university with a degree in computer programming. Today, she struggles to patch together a living from poorly paid government work and freelance jobs like building websites. She feels the sting of racism in casual derogatory comments or a maître d’s refusal to seat her in an expensive restaurant.
For Mauri and hundreds of thousands of black Cubans, Barack Obama isn’t just the first U.S. leader to visit their country in nearly nine decades. He’s a black man whose rise to the world’s most powerful job is a source of pride and inspiration.

Source: For black Cubans, Obama visit a source of pride, inspiration – The Washington Post

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  • mnesro@gmail.com'
    April 10, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    The lives of dark skinned people wherever they are living and leading their life in the universe will dramatically change for the better if africans commence a dignified life in the continent which is their root origin, if those tyrannica, dictatoral and opperessive governers vanish from their face. If rights of people living in their home continent is respected without conditions, they will be dignified and their rights respected every where. As long as ignorants, selfish, blood sucking and arrogant leaders are in control in Africa, despair of blacks will continue every where. Owening to this beleive, what should be given priority is changing Africa into a democratic continent, not just one or two nations, but the whole of the continent. I think it is high time to start a movement crossing all nations of Africa, for activists whereever they are and from which ever nation they are coming from Africa to be concerned of not only of their nation but also for the freedom of all other nations, for overhaul of African Union, for it to be real servant of the population of Africa instead of its current status playing the game of dictators in controll. A stronger Africa, economical, poletical and social changes in Africa for betterment of the lives of all Africans, will definitely give them a greater say on the affairs of blacks whereever they are living.


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