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Taking efforts to fight prejudice in Cuba to the barrios
From a very young age, Irma CastaA eda has braided her curly hair and cared for it with natural recipes inherited from her mother, ignoring the widespread conception that Black women's hair is "ugly" or "bad."
WHBF-TV Rock Island
Cuba reforms seen as changing ideals, values
But as more and more islanders go into business for themselves under President Raul Castro's economic reforms, the ethos of capitalism is increasingly seeping into Cuban daily life, often in stark conflict with fundamental tenets of the Cuban Revolution.
John F. Kennedy memories shared by Adlai Stevenson III, son of former senator from Illinois
The assassination of President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago Thursday changed the presidency and it changed America, and Thursday night Adlai Stevenson III, a member of one of Illinois' most prominent political families shares his memories of JFK.
Kerry: Cuba must embrace broader reform agenda
Storms that swept across the Midwest left at least six people dead and unleashed powerful winds that flattened neighborhoods, flipped over cars and uprooted trees.
Kane Co. Chronicle
Dance studio celebrates a decade of 'Nutcracker'
State Street Dance Studio in Geneva celebrates its 10th anniversary production of the classic holiday ballet “The Nutcracker” with performances Saturday, Nov. 30, and Sunday, Dec. 1. State Street Dance Studio in Geneva is celebrating its 10th-anniversary production of the classic holiday ballet “The Nutcracker.” This ... (more)
WHBF-TV Rock Island
Cubans heartened by possible reversal of 3D ban
The Communist government may be backing off an unpopular economic crackdown barely a week after it was announced - a feat of political dexterity islanders say they are not used to seeing from a leadership that has been in power since the 1950s.
National Review Online
Jay Nordlinger: - Death to America,' &c.
I have a feeling there is no exhausting that genre. The began, "Hard-liners in Iran have unveiled two new 'Death to America' songs at the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran, hoping to keep anger high ahead of nuclear talks with Western powers."