Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Black Legislators Accuse GOP of Stirring up Tensions between Latinos and Blacks

Republicans were charged by Black lawmakers on Wednesday of stoking tensions between the African American and Latino communities by arguing during a hearing that if it were not for illegal immigration more minorities would find themselves with a job. “I am concerned by the majority’s attempt to manufacture tension between African-Americans and immigrant communities. It […]

Hispanic Lawmakers Denounce Healthcare Repeal Law by Republicans

At a press conference yesterday in Washington DC, Hispanic lawmakers decried Republican efforts to repeal healthcare reform legislation passed during the last Congress. Despite a recent poll that indicates a greater number of Americans oppose repealing the healthcare law than those who support it, the House passed a bill to repeal it yesterday with overwhelming […]

U.S. Lawmakers Meet with Fidel Castro

Three members of the Congressional Black Caucus met with former Cuban president Fidel Castro today. This is the first known meeting with American officials since he fell ill in July 2006. A spokesman at the U.S. Interests Section in Havana confirmed that Rep. Barbara Lee, a California Democrat, and two other lawmakers met with the […]

Raul Castro Meets with U.S. Lawmakers

The Associated Press reports that Cuban President Raul Castro met Monday with six visiting members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). These were his first face-to-face discussions with U.S. leaders since assuming the presidency last year. The lawmakers came to talk with Castro about improving U.S.-Cuba relations amid rumors that Washington could possibly be ready […]