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Chucho Valdés is a giant of the piano in every sense—a huge man, almost two metres tall, with a matchless command not only of North American and European…

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The most famous and most valuable painting ever to visit Dorchester is currently on display at the JFK Library and Museum, Chris Harding reports for dotnews.com. The Museum…

Jamaica revives slavery reparations commission

Jamaica revives slavery reparations commission.

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JAMAICA REVIVES SLAVERY REPARATIONS COMMISSION, the Associated Press reports. Jamaica has revived a reparations commission to research slavery’s social and economic impact and examine whether the predominantly black…

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A moving homage to the Haitian people, A Wedding in Haiti, by author Julia Alvarez, will be launched Saturday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m., at the Northshire Bookstore. Alvarez…

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This article by Kathie Klarreich and Linda Polman appeared in the November 19, 2012 edition of The Nation. Here is an excerpt. For the full article follow link below.…

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Cuban President Raul Castro said that Hurricane Sandy dealt a “really hard blow” to the eastern province of Santiago, the area of the island most affected by the…

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A fictionalised account of a Trinidadian artist’s life impresses Bernardine Evaristo in this review for London’s Guardian. Lawrence Scott was born on a sugar plantation in Trinidad, and…

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London’s Standard’s weekly series examines an artefact from the British Museum with origins in one of the capital’s diverse cultures. Rebecca Allen, a Museum curator, looks at a…

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A new ad by Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign depicts Barack Obama as the preferred candidate of Hugo Chavez and the niece of Fidel Castro, both figures of scorn…