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White Supremacy and Miami Cubans
La Supremacia Blanca y los Cubanos de Miami
Noticias/News

It is always impressive to listen to the reactions in Cuba around manifestations of white supremacy in Miami. They have very little knowledge about this, despite how open, crude and blatant the Cubans in Miami are. This lack of knowledge has all kinds of repercussions in Cuba - Miami relations, Cuba - US relations and Cuba's image in the world. It allows the Miami folks to paint the island as racist when the truth is the island is changing much faster than Miami and has a better track record, such as with the defeat of Apartheid. Miami is financing a lot of the business development in Cuba and is also responsible for a lot of the remittances. This comes largely from "White" Cubans and enables them to have a disproportionate impact in Cuba. The articles below mostly have to do with "White" Cuban protagonists, though this is rarely pointed out. Miami's role as a pillar of savage regimes such as Uribe/Duque in Colombia, Bolsonaro in Brazil, and Áñez in Bolivia remains unexamined in the US and the racialized nature of these conflicts is universally ignored. Partly this is due to republicanismo, which was broadly adopted across Latin America under Bolivar: it discourages ethnic identity and consideration of racialized phenomena.

Call out claims of colorblindness.  6/3/2020 Corinna Moebius: "There are Facebook groups of Miami Cubans/Latinx that grow every single day, where members are calling out white supremacy and anti-blackness. Afro-Latinos are forming groups and building solidarity across local and national borders. Scholars like Monika Gosin, Alan Aja, Danielle Pilar Clealand, Yesenia Selier, Chanelle Rose, Paul Ortiz, Judith Williams and others have written about or are currently researching and writing about Latinx white supremacy and racism in Miami. These are all acts of resistance. We will not be silenced."

La Supremacia Blanca en Miami es desconocida en Cuba

Siempre es impresionante escuchar las reacciones en Cuba en torno a las manifestaciones de la supremacía blanca en Miami. Tienen muy pocos conocimientos sobre esto, a pesar de lo abierto, crudo y descarado que es la cubanidad en Miami. Esta falta de conocimiento tiene todo tipo de repercusiones en Cuba: las relaciones de Miami y Cuba, las relaciones de Cuba y los Estados Unidos y la imagen de Cuba en el mundo. Permite a la gente de Miami pintar la isla como racista cuando la verdad es que la isla está cambiando mucho más rápido que Miami y tiene un mejor historial, como con la derrota del Apartheid. Miami está financiando gran parte del desarrollo empresarial en Cuba y también es responsable de muchas de las remesas. Esto proviene en su mayoridad de los cubanos "blancos" y les permite tener un impacto disproporcionado en Cuba. Los siguientes artículos tienen que ver principalmente con protagonistas cubanos "blancos", aunque esto rara vez se señala. El papel de Miami como pilar de regímenes salvajes como Uribe / Duque en Colombia, Bolsonaro en Brasil y Áñez en Bolivia permanece sin examinar en los Estados Unidos y la naturaleza racializada de estos conflictos es ignorada universalmente. En parte, esto se debe al republicanismo, que fue ampliamente adoptado en América Latina bajo Bolívar: desalienta la identidad étnica y la consideración de los fenómenos racializados.

Antiracism in Miami

Black Florida, Black Miami  

Black Americans & Cuba News

Noticias/Newstop

Black Lives Matter Support for Socialism Creates Sharp Divide with Cuban Americans  8/4/2021 Newsweek: "Cubans, Mohl wrote, injected "new life" into the city, but "also brought in the wake of their invasion a host of grave social and economic problems." Those problems included competition for jobs, housing, schools, and government services. "The Cubans are slowly taking over the business of Dade County," complained the Miami Times, the city's Black weekly newspaper, in 1966."

Black Lives Matter nuevamente criticado por los invitados que eligió para foro virtual sobre Cuba  7/27/2021 Cubanos por el Mundo: "Cabe destacar que, el movimiento BLM en días anteriores fue duramente criticado por su postura de elogiar al régimen castrista y pedir el fin del embargo a Cuba por parte del gobierno de Estados Unidos, esto mientras los ciudadanos cubanos eran cruelmente reprimidos mientras expresaban su derecho de manifestar libremente." [Claro que la solucion es mas bloqueo!!!]

Critican a Black Lives Matter por los invitados que elige para foro virtual sobre Cuba  7/27/2021 Cibercuba: "En un escrito de abril de este año, titulado ‘Contra la rabia política: una vacuna y una propuesta’, Zurbano analizó el impacto del Movimiento San Isidro (MSI) en la dinámica actual de conflictos y propuestas dentro de la cultura y la política de la Cuba actual desde una visión que, si bien incidió en el racismo latente dentro del proceso “revolucionario”, redujo el potencial verdaderamente revolucionario del MSI y llamó a estar preparados para la “racialización” interesada de conflictos por parte del “el escenario mediático de Miami”."

Activistas antirracistas emplazan a Black Lives Matter desde Cuba  7/26/2021 Diario de Cuba: "En las redes del grupo Alianza Afro-Cubana se puede leer un comunicado que emplaza directamente a los representantes afroamericanos: "Black Lives Matter, tengamos una conversación. Escucha las voces de los negros cubanos", comienza la misiva en inglés y luego evalúa aquel tweet del grupo como "decepcionante, vergonzoso y parcial". "Ustedes se centraron solamente en el embargo e ignoraron los reclamos del pueblo, su dolor (…) Han decido alinearse al poder que dio la orden de violentar brutalmente a todas las personas que salieron a la calle el pasado domingo 11 de julio. Personas que en su mayoría son negras (…) Según el Gobierno, en la protesta todos eran 'vándalos', 'delincuentes', 'marginados' ¿les suena el escenario?", preguntan recordando a BLM que esas son las mismas acusaciones que reciben ellos en Estados Unidos por parte de la derecha."

Florida Democrats See Familiar Storm Cloud in Spanish-Language Cuba Coverage  7/22/2021 Newsweek: "The narrative is that we as Democrats are trying to do something to favor the regime, instead of supporting the freedom of the Cuban people, so that really pisses me off," said Democratic strategist Evelyn Pérez-Verdía, an expert on Spanish-language disinformation efforts. "We have the same intentions for the Cuban people, but this narrative BS does not help them."

RESPONSE TO BLACK LIVES MATTER Written by Pablo Betancourt Guilian and Enrique Patterson  7/17/2021 Pablo Betancourt Guilian: "Since 1959, the Cuban government has taken away all fundamental rights and freedoms from the Cuban people, and it is no coincidence that Cuba is the only country in the western hemisphere, where the black population did not benefit from the achievements and advances of the Civil Rights Movement in the decade of 1960s."

“RESPUESTA A BLACK LIVES MATTER” Escrito por Pablo Betancourt Guilian y Enrique Patterson  7/17/2021 Pablo Betancourt Guilian: "Desde 1959, el gobierno cubano le ha quitado todos los derechos y libertades fundamentales al pueblo cubano, y no es casualidad que Cuba sea el único país donde la población negra, no se benefició de los logros y avances del Movimiento de Derechos Civiles en la década de los 60s."

Miami Police Chief Clashes With Proud Boys Member at Cuba Protest  7/14/2021 Miami New Times: "Why are you with Black Lives Matter?" the man asks Acevedo, referring to the former Houston police chief's words of support in the media for social-justice protests last year. Asked again about why he supports the Black Lives Matter movement, Acevedo becomes incensed."

Florida students required to register political views with the state to promote 'intellectual diversity'  6/23/2021 Alternet: "DeSantis and the bill's sponsor, state Sen. Ray Rodrigues (R-Estero), suggested funding could be cut as punishment for colleges and universities found to be "indoctrinating" students under the measure, which goes into effect July 1."

Florida Democrats shouldn’t be punishing internal dissent | Bill Cotterell  6/17/2021 Talahassee Democrat: "The Palm Beach County Democratic Executive Committee voted overwhelmingly on June 3 to censure four of the county’s school board members for voting to remove the words “white advantage” from a policy statement. The statement said Palm Beach County schools are “committed to dismantling structures rooted in white advantage and transforming our system by hearing and elevating under-represented voices, sharing power, recognizing and eliminating bias and redistributing resources to provide equitable outcomes.”"

Florida Board of Education adopts rule banning ‘critical race theory’ in public schools  6/11/2021 News 4 Jax: "The original rule change proposal, which bars teachers from attempting “...to indoctrinate or persuade students to a particular point of view,” did not mention “critical race theory” specifically, but the language was added in an amendment offered by Board member Tom Grady during Thursday’s meeting at FSCJ’s downtown campus in Jacksonville."

Miami’s Republican Cuban Americans need to soul search and confront their racism  4/7/2021 Miami Herald 

‘The last straw’: the US families ending love affair with grocery chain after Capitol riot  2/15/2021 Guardian: "But now the decades-long love affair is over. After a member of Publix’s founding family donated $300,000 to the Donald Trump rally that preceded January’s deadly Capitol riots, Mize is pulling out of what she says has become “an abusive, dysfunctional relationship”, and joining others in a boycott of the Florida-based grocery chain that operates more than 1,200 stores across seven south-eastern states."

Where is Florida Democrats’ Stacey Abrams?  2/10/2021 Orlando Sentinel: "Since Election Day, the Florida Democratic Party has been trying to recover from the disastrous cycle. Their first reaction was to choose a Miami Cuban American, former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, to lead the party out of the wilderness. Poor performance among Latino voters, especially South Florida’s Cuban Americans, was cited as a key factor in the Democrats’ anemic showing. However, in the wake of Georgia’s success, party leaders should be asking: Where’s our Stacey Abrams?"

The Proud Boys and Black Lives Matter clashed in this Florida town — and only BLM faced charges: report  2/3/2021 Alternet: "On January 27, Florida-based activists offered testimony against the DeSantis-supported anti-protest bill. One of them, Arlinda "Tray" Johns, testified, "We just want to know: was it written on the same parchment paper that the slave codes were written on? Because to us in the Black Community, this feels very Jim Crowish.""

Medios dependientes del cibernegocio contra Cuba  12/28/2020 Granma: "El Departamento de Estado, la Agencia de EE.UU. para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID) y el Fondo Nacional para la Democracia (NED) de esa nación, financian esta maquinaria mediática que se ha beneficiado de los más de 500 millones de dólares que la Casa Blanca destinó en los últimos 20 años para la subversión en Cuba. Con el fin de recibir de modo expedito los financiamientos, varias de estas publicaciones digitales contrarrevolucionarios se han registrado en otros países como organizaciones no gubernamentales (ONG)."

Rogue Florida Guv’s Next Pandemic Fiasco: Vaccine Rollout  12/16/2020 Daily Beast: "But, as is the case in most states, none of Florida’s early doses are going to essential workers such as grocer -store staff, transit workers, pharmacy employees, and teachers. What makes Florida’s plan so controversial is that, unlike many other large states, Florida authorities have declined to restrict businesses and schools or to mandate mask-wearing. Those policies have left Floridian essential workers no choice but to work among an especially infective public and risk exposure. Likewise, DeSantis has not detailed a plan to rush vaccines to communities of color that, owing to structural disadvantages going back generations, are uniquely vulnerable to the virus. In Florida as in many other states, there’s significant overlap between essential workers and communities of color, further underscoring the importance of vaccinating these groups as fast as possible."

Hola Otaola! Can A Racist Demagogue Be A Serious Defender Of Cuban Rights?  12/3/2020 WLRN: "Otaola preaches to his legions of fans that those protests are not about racial justice but are instead a showcase for the “Marxist agenda” of the Black Lives Matter movement. They’re proof, he screams, “of the level of communist infiltration in our schools, universities, barrios and low-income families.” They’re “dressed up by the left as humane” but are “actually led by delinquents, savages and unscrupulous anti-Americans” using Floyd’s killing (which he's admittedly criticized) to “launch an all-out attack on U.S. democracy.”"

What Florida Democrats have to learn from Stacey Abrams  11/28/2020 Tampa Bay Times: "Ossoff said the culture war issues don’t ultimately matter to most voters. In Georgia, he said, Democrats have broken through by focusing on local issues. “Solving these problems, improving the quality of daily life for people,” he said. “That’s how we have mobilized this movement.”"

Brevard County: Deputy Jafet Santiago-Miranda Executes Black Teen for Driving Past Him  11/22/2020 Cop Blaster: "Brevard County Deputy Sheriff's Office (BCSO) Deputy Jafet Santiago-Miranda executed two black teenagers for trying to drive past him. The shooting was caught on his dash camera where you can clearly see that the vehicle he shot at was turning right in an effort to drive past him (see video below). The vehicle was obviously going to great lengths to evade the officers without actually hitting them."

Miami-Dade's 'Republican Cuban establishment' regains power in Florida, Washington  11/16/2020 Miami Herald: "The results also may indicate complications for Democratic President-elect Joe Biden, who has said he plans to restore former President Barack Obama’s Cuba policies “in large part” after Trump restricted travel to the island and ended remittances. Though Republicans are in the minority in the U.S. House, the new Cuban American Republican coalition in Miami-Dade County is sure to put up more resistance than one that would have included Mucarsel-Powell and Shalala."

As Trump Gained Latino Support in Florida, Biden’s Campaign Ignored Warnings  11/10/2020 New Yorker 

Florida’s reeling Democrats struggle to reclaim the Sunshine State  11/6/2020 Sun Sentinel: "Tuesday exposed a litany of problems for a divided party: insufficient voter registration; lack of on-the-ground campaigning; a dearth of young, charismatic candidates; neglect of the minority population; an unfocused message to voters; and the inability to counter Trump’s socialist branding — all of this complicated by the paralyzing environment of COVID-19."

Salsa in the streets of Florida's Little Havana: How American-Cubans' fear of 'socialists' Biden and Kamala and backlash against Defund the Police and BLM helped seal crucial Sunshine State win for the Republicans  11/4/2020 Daily Mail: "American-Cubans were seen celebrating in the streets of Miami after Donald Trump secured the state of Florida in the election - with exit polls suggesting 55% of the demographic voted for the president. Miami Democrats blamed their Florida defeat on backlash from Hispanic and Latino voters over the Black Lives Matter movement and their 'extreme' efforts to defund the police, as well as Republican claims that Biden is a 'socialist'."

Chocolate demandará a Alex Otaola por racista  11/2/2020 Cuba Trendings: "“Ayer salió Alex Otaola nuevamente difamándome, disfrazado y hablando cosas, pintado de negro. Un acto muy doloroso que me ha puesto muy triste”, dijo el autor del Palón Divino. El reguetonero, objeto de polémicas, intentos de deportación, juicios y chanchullos de todo tipo, amenazó a Otaola: “Yo ando con negros malos y te voy a demandar”."

Florida's Latino voters being bombarded with right-wing misinformation, experts and advocates say  10/20/2020 ABC 

Voter intimidation looms as a concern. Here’s how South Florida will fight it.  10/17/2020 Sun Sentinel: "The Center for Public Integrity reported that supporters of President Trump in Virginia temporarily blocked an entrance to an early voting site, forcing officials to offer voters escorts to cast ballots. In Minnesota, a private security company is recruiting former military members to guard polling places, alarming election officials with the prospect of unofficial armed guards who could intimidate or harass voters. And Michigan, wanting to curb intimidation, won’t let people openly carry guns near polling sites."

Armed Militias And Poll Watchers: Know The Laws In Florida  10/11/2020 Patch: "Second, call Election Protection at 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) to report what you see. Assistance in also available in Spanish at 888-VE-Y-VOTA (888- 839-8682), in Arabic at 844-YALLA-US (844-915-5187), and Asian languages at 888-API-VOTE (1-888-174-8683). A video call number for American Sign Language is available at 301-818-VOTE (301-818-8683)."

Donations From Michael Jordan, LeBron James To Help Felons Vote  10/6/2020 MSN 

At least one person arrested during St. Augustine protests outside Flagler College  10/4/2020 MSN: "The altercation happened as protesters and counter-protesters gathered in front of Flagler College on King Street. Both gatherings centered around Mark Bailey, a member of the Flagler Board of Trustees. Protesters led by the Reverend Ron Rawls accuse Bailey of using his wealth and influence to "hinder social justice progress in St. Augustine by attempting to sway a government ruling on removing and relocating the Confederate monument," according to a Facebook post."

Proud Boys try to assimilate into Florida GOP as Trump denies knowing extremist group  10/2/2020 Miami Herald 

John Legend Helps Returning Citizens Restore Their Voting Rights  9/25/2020 Now This: "John Legend is helping restore voting rights for thousands of Floridians with felony convictions by paying off their outstanding court fines and fees."

Republican Senator Proposes Bill That Would Make It Illegal to Count Votes  9/24/2020 Slate: "On Thursday, Florida Sen. Rick Scott proposed a bill that would change election laws with less than six weeks to go until November’s election, causing complete mayhem and ensuring that untold numbers of otherwise valid votes would not be counted. Scott’s proposal is simple and entirely unworkable. His Help America Vote Act of 2020 would require that mail-in ballots be counted within 24 hours of when voting closes on Election Day."

Review shows objectionable content routinely appeared in columns in el Nuevo Herald insert  9/20/2020 Miami Herald: "The columnist wrote that Michelle Obama reminds him of a “black monster” in Dante’s Inferno. Other times, he wrote that Islam is “filth,” Native Americans “primitive” and Africa the “ass of the world.” On another occasion still, he called George Floyd “ugly,” a “common criminal” and the protests over his death at the hands of police “racial whoremongering.” And then there’s the time that he wrote, in all apparent seriousness, that Black Lives Matter protesters should summarily be put to death."

It is a testimony to how broken @Facebook is  9/5/2020 Michael Deibert: "It is a testimony to how broken @Facebook is that the group created to support the Movimiento San Isidro - an important artistic & civil society movement within #Cuba itself - has become a sewer for extreme right Cuban exiles in the U.S., full of racism, misogyny & homophobia."

Latinos can be racist, too. My community shows how.  7/28/2020 WaPo: "There is indifference, or outright hostility, to the Black Lives Matter movement online, in conversations and on the streets among many Latinos. I’ve attended a few large, overwhelmingly peaceful demonstrations in Miami and was initially pleased to see so many multi-ethnic Latinos. But, later, when I remembered that we make up nearly three-quarters of the county, the numbers seemed underwhelming. Daniella Capote, a 27-year-old law student who was born and raised in Miami, told me at a protest that she was infuriated by the lackluster support. Latinos, she said, “forget where they came from, Cuban Americans, in particular. … They need to do more than recognize racism; they have to act against it.”"

Africastro-Americans: Los cubanos y George Floyd  7/2/2020 Cibercuba: "Estados Unidos es el país que más ha hecho por erradicar el racismo de raíz, pero, a su vez, los enemigos de la sociedad abierta también han hecho de todo para radicalizar la guerra racial en los Estados Unidos. Los totalitarios no toleran la armonía social en una economía de mercado. Y trabajan a la sombra y a la luz pública para desmoralizar y, eventualmente, desmoronar al capitalismo."

Monumentos cubanos en peligro  6/30/2020 Cubanet: "Respetuosamente discrepo con el autor de la petición y con el consejo de dirección de la revista digital Comunistas que lo apoya. No creo que José Miguel Gómez sea autor de ninguna limpieza étnica, ni creo oportuno comenzar en Cuba una cacería de supuestos racistas para retirar sus estatuas. El Partido Liberal no discriminaba a los negros, de hecho José Miguel Gómez era amigo de Evaristo Estenoz, líder de los Independientes y las filas de los Independientes se nutrieron mayormente de los negros y mestizos del Partido Liberal. Como anécdota recuerdo que en la guerrita liberal de 1917 había muchos negros, incluso el padre del poeta Nicolás Guillén, el periodista negro Nicolás Guillén Urra murió peleando por el Partido Liberal y por José Miguel Gómez. La historia no es en blanco y negro, tiene muchos matices y sobre la base del análisis histórico puedo afirmar que José Miguel Gómez no tuvo ningún plan de limpieza étnica o exterminio de negros y mestizos."

Against Experts' Advice, Police Once Again Deploy Tear Gas at Miami Protest  6/29/2020 Miami New Times: "The widespread use of chemical agents on protesters in more than 100 US cities during the global coronavirus pandemic has drawn criticism from experts who say the substances could worsen the effects of COVID-19. Although chemical irritants are considered non-lethal, they can cause permanent disabilities if used incorrectly. Rubber bullets are far more damaging. A 2017 British Medical Journal analysis of projectiles used in crowd control found that 15 percent of people injured were permanently disabled and 3 percent died. Earlier this month, a Fort Lauderdale woman suffered a fractured skull after being hit by a rubber bullet at a protest."

Cubans For Trump Faced Off With Black Lives Matters Protesters In Miami Lakes  6/29/2020 CBS 

Trump thanked 'great people' shown in Twitter video in which a man chants 'white power'  6/28/2020 CNN 

Black Lives Matter Protesters Come Face-To-Face With Cubans For Trump Supporters In Miami Lakes  6/28/2020 CBS: "About an hour after it started, a caravan organized by the group “Cubans for Trump” arrived to support the president and had signs that said “Blue Lives Matter.”"

Miami Cop Arrested And Charged After Tasing A Pregnant Woman On Her Stomach And Lying On The Police Report  6/26/2020 Blavity: "The Miami gardens cop dragged Safiya Satchell out of her car, knelt on her neck and began using a taser on her. She was pregnant and lost the child. "

As the country debates racism, support for Trump and views on race divide Cuban Americans  6/24/2020 Miami Herald: "Many conservative Cuban Americans believe that the #BlackLivesMatter movement and mainstream media exaggerate police excesses and racial discrimination issues to push a “leftist” agenda. Others, especially Afro-Cubans and those born or raised in the U.S., have expressed dismay at some responses that they believe are tone-deaf, especially when coming from Cuban activists concerned about human rights on the island. Ávila told the Herald he is “in favor of demonstrations” but does not support “that many extreme leftist groups have hijacked the outrage and channeled it to legitimize their agenda.”"

El violento de José Daniel Ferrer García  6/24/2020 Rosi Hernandez Contreras: "Todos sabemos que el violento de José Daniel Ferrer García hace lo que sea con tal de llamar la atención en las redes sociales pero esta vez se pasó tres pueblos. Resulta ser que este egocéntrico señor ordeno a los delincuentes que dirige raparse la cabeza como parte de un show mediático que intentan protagonizar asemejándose al grupo cabezas rapadas o Los skinheads. Amigos este grupo es conocido en todo el mundo como neo-nazis ya que pretenden limpiar la sociedad actual de lo que llaman “escoria”, aunque para ello deban recurrir a métodos de violencia que se conocen como “brigadas de limpieza”."

We are black and we matter. Stop racism!  6/23/2020 Durdu El loco: "Watch til the end - the last comment made by Alex Otaola will shock you - he is encouraging his listeners with his racist remarks and this is the stuff they respond with. This is a disgusting display of the every day racism that seems to be socially acceptable within the Cuban community both in Miami and Cuba. This has to stop!"

WHEN LIBERTY BURNS  6/19/2020 Miami Film Festival: "On December 17, 1979, Arthur McDuffie failed to stop for a traffic light, and police officers gave chase. After realizing he could not escape, McDuffie surrendered. He was beaten until he lost consciousness, ultimately causing his death. The shocking acquittal of the offending officers charged in the murder sparked a civil disturbance in Miami’s urban core. The “McDuffie Riots” that followed in May 1980 caused the deaths of 18 people, millions of dollars in destruction, and became a symbol of the city’s struggle to contend with race relations and its sordid history during the Jim Crow era. The documentary engages family members and friends of Arthur McDuffie, retired police officers, eye witnesses, historians and contemporary community activists in interviews and it chronicles McDuffie’s life and his rich relationships with his family and his community. It traces, with brilliant insight, the dynamics of race relations in the City as it manages increasingly diverse ethnic populations, growth and change. And yet, 40 years later, this seminal Miami reckoning is in danger of disappearing from public consciousness – something that Alexis’ timely and important film seeks to redress."

Cubans In Miami Hold An Anti-Black Lives Matter Protest For Trump!!  6/17/2020 MTO News: BLM is accused of being communist.

Respetando todas las opiniones esta mas o menos es la mi´a.  6/13/2020 Alexis Valdes: "Unas palabras sobre el debate acerca del racismo."

Miami citizens’ group to counter-protest Sunday  6/12/2020 Local 10: "Evelio Mendina wants to spread a message of peace. On Friday, he stood at the base of a statue of Christopher Columbus, one of two in downtown Miami that were defaced by protesters on Wednesday. “We’re defending what’s important and that is freedom. Basically, there’s room for everybody, as long as it’s peaceful.” Medina founded his own group called the Law Abiding Citizens’ Coalition. He was outraged to see the statues become the target of what were otherwise peaceful protests."

Hay muchas personas que no tienen conciencia de la historia de los negros en EE.UU., dice profesor  6/11/2020 CNN: "La muerte de George Floyd puso nuevamente en debate el tema del racismo en Estados Unidos. ¿Es el racismo solamente patrimonio de los blancos o también está presente dentro de los hispanos? En Miami, José Manuel Rodríguez intenta dilucidar esta interrogante."

In 2018 Text, Miami Mayor Called Police Department Problems "Made Up"  6/11/2020 Miami New Times: "Danny Suarez served on the CIP from 2011 to 2016. He says that during that time, he saw the Internal Affairs department botch numerous investigations and watched as cops with histories of misconduct were permitted to remain on the force. Current CIP member Steve Navarrete, who has been on the panel for three years now, corroborates Danny Suarez's claims, saying the CIP's recommendations to MPD often go ignored. "There are some officers with a number of allegations against them. We make our recommendations, and most of the time the city will not follow our recommendations," Navarrete says."

Analisis: El racismo en Miami ante acusaciones de periodista Mario Vallejo  6/10/2020 Noticias Generacion News 

Marco Rubio called them ‘extremists.’ They’re really Miami rappers. They want a retraction.  6/10/2020 Miami Herald: "When cops arrested Marco Antonio Lopez on allegations that he vandalized patrol cars during a protest in downtown Miami, the arrest report noted he was part of a group known as the “Southern Slaves,” which “actively recruits people to violently protest the government.” That drew the attention of U.S. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who tweeted the arrest was evidence of “extremist groups” organizing to cause mayhem at protests over the death of George Floyd and police brutality. But the Southern Slaves aren’t an extremist group. And they are not monitored by the FBI or listed by hate-group trackers like the Anti-Defamation League or the Southern Poverty Law Center. They’re a group of aspiring hip-hop musicians from Miami’s Flagami neighborhood, buddies uploading their music online, doing shows at open-mic nights and spreading a message of what they consider government overreach. “We’re not terrorists. We love America. What we don’t love is systematic oppression and police brutality,” said Alonzo Martinez, 23, whose stage name is “Zo The Atlantean.”"

(Tercer Round) DESDE MI BALCON: DIEZ PARRAFOS DE MEMORIA CONTRA LA PANDEMIA DEL OLVIDO  6/9/2020 Afrocuba lgbtiq+: "Otra memoria selecta oculta la historia negra de Miami en los sesenta, cuando la emigración cubana desplaza de sus barrios afroamericanos y bahameses, primero y haitianos después, diseñando la actual capital cultural de la Hispanoamérica blanca. Leyes del estado otorgaron privilegios suficientes para construir su estratégico enclave. Operación tan perfecta que en el famoso filme Moonlight, ganador de un Oscar, cuya historia negra sucede en Miami, hay una escena brechtiana en la playa, donde el protagonista explica al niño: “Hay mucha gente negra en Cuba, pero no lo sabes porque estás en Miami”. Esa puya descubre la presencia fantasmal afroamericana, empujada hacia el norte, incluyendo el black campus del Miami Dade College. Mas, esa memoria regresa, verificada por Alan Aja, Corina J. Moebius y Monika Gosin, sus libros cuestionan el silenciamiento de políticas raciales en un Miami olvidado y multicultural, visibilizan conflictos etno-raciales, marcan el éxodo de Mariel dislocando la demografía de la ciudad, muestra la presión cubana para ubicar los llamados marielitos en otros estados y ciertas tácticas de invisibilidad racial en esa urbe."

"Cuban Lives Matter": Raudel Collazo pone la mira en la realidad de Cuba  6/9/2020 Radio Marti: "A Raudel Collazo no hay quien lo silencie, ni las propias autoridades castristas. Desde que comenzó su carrera en 2003, este artista contestatario ha producido numerosos temas que cuestionan la falta de derechos en Cuba y las represalias que existen contra aquellos ciudadanos que tienen la valentía de pronunciarse contra el régimen. Este martes el cantautor cubano lanza un nuevo tema titulado "Cuban Lives Matter", que parodia el slogan de las protestas contra el racismo y la violencia policial en EEUU “Black Lives Matter”, con el que busca -según dijo a Radio Televisión Martí- dirigir la atención a lo que sucede dentro de la isla."

Andrés Albuquerque del Afro Cuban Forum sobre Ferguson  6/6/2020 Un Nuevo Dia: Esta muestra del periodo de Ferguson unos años atras muestra una reaccion que probablemente sigue hoy en dia en contra a los activistas afro. Andrés Alburquerque es presidente del Afro Cuban Forum en Miami.

Me llegó el fragmento de la directa de Eliecer Avila Cicilia con Sandor Valdes.  6/5/2020 Tania Bruguera: "Escuchar a Eliecer decir que el problema de la raza en EEUU es que los negros son vagos, cito “que es su culpa que no encuentran trabajo” es de una ignorancia política sin precedentes y es el argumento de los blancos racistas. Le recuerdo a Eliecer que en EEUU él no es considerado como blanco porque es latino."

Estados Unidos: personal médico protesta en Miami contra el racismo  6/4/2020 El Comercio, Peru: "Cientos de trabajadores sanitarios participaron este jueves en una protesta pacífica bajo el lema “batas blancas por vidas negras”, como respuesta al asesinato del afroamericano George Floyd a manos de la policía y para mostrar su repulsa al racismo sistémico, en solidaridad con la oleada de protestas que se ha extendido por todo Estados Unidos."

La hipocresía de #blacklivesmatter  6/4/2020 Red Afrocubanas: "La hipocresía de #blacklivesmatter con esto lo único que están logrando es apoyar y darle rienda a los malandros/ladrones/criminales Andan reidos de ver tanto apoyo del mundo como el apoyo de las celebridades (cantantes y actores) y muchos más.... lo único que están logrando con ese apoyo es perjudicar la seguridad de todos."

Call out claims of colorblindness.  6/3/2020 Corinna Moebius: "The racism in Miami's Cuban/Latinx community is stomach-turning. Reprehensible. Blatant. It's not just dog-whistles, it's overt."

Otaola denuncia la penetración del castrochavismo en las “protestas” por la muerte de George Floyd  6/3/2020 Cubanos por el Mundo: "El presentador cubano Alexander Otola, denunció la penetración del castrochavismo en las protestas por George Floyd, rechazando además la satanización a la administración de Donald Trump con respecto a este caso." [El "castrochavismo" es un movimiento republicano donde lo que cuenta es la ciudadania, no la raza.]

Debate con Sandor Valdes  6/3/2020 Eliécer Avila: "Firma la Petición: FIN DEL BLOQUEO INTERNO EN CUBA"

Florida Ousts Top COVID-19 Data Scientist  5/19/2020 NPR: "In a statement later to The Miami Herald, DeSantis' communications director, Helen Aguirre Ferré, said, "Rebekah Jones exhibited a repeated course of insubordination during her time with the department, including her unilateral decisions to modify the Department's COVID-19 dashboard without input or approval from the epidemiological team or her supervisors. "The blatant disrespect for the professionals who were working around the clock to provide the important information for the COVID-19 website was harmful to the team. Accuracy and transparency are always indispensable, especially during an unprecedented public health emergency such as COVID-19. Having someone disruptive cannot be tolerated during this public pandemic, which led the department to determine that it was best to terminate her employment.""

State senator sounds the alarm about Florida’s concealment of COVID-19 death statistics  5/11/2020 Alternet: “Recently, it was reported that the death count tallied by the Medical Examiners Commission was at one point 10% higher than the number released by the Florida Department of Health,” Berman explains. “Shortly after this discrepancy came to light, state officials cited privacy concerns to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the agency providing support to the Medical Examiners Commission, and blocked the report from further release.” Berman adds, however, that a list from medical examiners “never contained the names of COVID-19 victims” but rather, “contained demographics, cause of death, and case summaries — far from private information.”

There could be 22 emerging COVID-19 hotspots in small cities or rural areas in eight states that are lifting lockdown restrictions, analysis of social media coronavirus posts reveals  4/29/2020 Daily Mail: "There could be up to 22 emerging coronavirus hotspots in small cities and rural counties across eight US states that are lifting lockdown restrictions, data researchers have found. An analysis conducted by data firm Dataminr used artificial intelligence to examine social media posts related to coronavirus and predicts the smaller areas where infections are set to increase. The firm identified the areas based on clusters of public social media posts that directly referenced, among other things, firsthand accounts of symptoms, relatives who have been infected and testing supply shortages."

CDC director: Agency sent guidance to Florida weeks before gov ordered some residents to stay at home  4/13/2020 The Hill: "If true, Redfield's remarks would mean that the state had received advice from federal officials on necessary steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus weeks before DeSantis publicly alluded to a lack of guidance from the White House coronavirus task force while facing criticism for his decisions not to shutter state beaches or issue a statewide stay-at-home order."

‘Officials in Florida city say they face ‘unimaginable’ potential death from COVID-19: ‘Recipe for disaster’  4/8/2020 Alternet: "Officials in the Florida city of Hialeah are warning that they are uniquely vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic and face the possibility of “unimaginable” death from the disease. In interviews with The Daily Beast, the officials explained how their large population of senior citizens is at grave risk if Hialeah erupts as a major COVID-19 hotspot."

DeSantis order relaxes rules for churches, freeing megachurch pastor to resume services  4/2/2020 Fox: "The pastor canceled his upcoming in-person services after being arrested for hosting hundreds inside his megachurch despite a Hillsborough County "safer at home" social distancing order, banning gatherings of 10 or more to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. But Governor Ron DeSantis issued his own, statewide order Wednesday, which says the rules will be different for places of worship. Under his new order, church services are considered "essential" and there is no clear indication social distancing rules must be followed. This new executive order is giving leaders at the local level whiplash."

The best politician in America today is a city commissioner who chewed out the worst mayor in Florida  3/22/2020 Alternet: "The Mayor broke all kinds of protocol in this meeting trying to prevent Hardy from speaking, of which he skillfully called her out on. The Mayor then broke the rules to recess the meeting, walk away, and dismissively tell him “he was done”. That’s when all hell broke lose.Hardy accused city manager Michael Bornstein of “turning off people’s lights during a global health pandemic”. He said Mayor Triolo was more concerned with her relationship with Bornstein and was complicit because she refused to call an emergency meeting on measures the city could take."

Videos show Miami Beach arrests of black spring breakers slammed as racist by NAACP  3/17/2020 NBC: "The Miami-Dade chapter of the NAACP is calling for the removal of the Miami Beach police chief and city manager in response to videos showing police interactions with black spring breakers last week. In one of the viral videos, a Miami Beach police officer appears to grab a young woman by the throat after she falls onto the street following a collision with an officer. That video was uploaded to social media and has been viewed more than 390,000 times."

STACEY ABRAMS DISCUSSES HOW TO HELP YOUNG FLORIDIANS VOTE AT MIAMI DADE COLLEGE  2/5/2020 Florida Dems: "“In 2018, almost 60,000 people voted at the 12 college campus polling locations around Florida — over half of those that voted on campus were under the age of 30. Your vote will not just determine your future, but the future of America. When Florida’s young people vote, Florida wins.”"

Cuando los bebés negros eran usados como cebo para cazar cocodrilos en Florida  11/18/2019 Strambotic 

White Nationalists, Alt-Right Personalities Plan Rally on Miami Yacht  9/16/2019 Miami New Times: "But tickets are being sold on the website 1776.shop, which is run by Enrique Tarrio, a Miami native who leads the neofascist Proud Boys group." [Tarrio self identifies as AfroCuban.]

A Cuban-American Is Behind The Hate Group “The Proud Boys” And POC Have Questions  8/17/2019 We Are Mitu: "The Proud Boys is nationally led by Afro-Cubano Enrique Tarrio of Miami, and Latinos have something to say to him."

Haitian, Jamaican or American ... If you’re black in Miami, odds are you’re struggling  2/25/2019 Miami Herald: "A new study sheds light on the yawning gap in wealth in the Miami area between white households and households of color. Among non-white groups, it is Miami-area households identifying as black that continue to suffer most, according to the authors of the study, “The Color of Wealth in Miami.”"

Roger Stone Admits Extensive Ties to Extremist Group Florida Proud Boys in Court  2/21/2019 Miami New Times: "In court today, Stone apologized profusely for his actions. Then he admitted something that most observers had expected for quite a while: He's working closely with various members of the Florida chapter of the Proud Boys, the hard-right, pro-Trump, semifascist group with numerous ties to harder-core white-supremacist organizations. According to multiple reporters in the courtroom today, Stone has admitted he's coordinating extensively with the group. Stone even said that Jacob Engels — a notorious alt-right InfoWars reporter and all but admitted member of the Proud Boys — has access to Stone's cell phone and social media accounts."

11-year-old arrested after refusing to stand for Pledge of Allegiance  2/17/2019 NY Post: "The classroom kerfuffle happened when a substitute teacher, Ana Alvarez, ordered the boy to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. When he told her he believed the flag was racist and the anthem was offensive, Alvarez asked him “why if it was so bad here he did not go to another place to live,” the teacher said in a statement to the school district. The teacher said he replied, “they brought me here.” Alvarez then told him, “Well you can always go back, because I came here from Cuba and the day I feel I’m not welcome here anymore I would find another place to live.”"

Prosecutors Meet With Florida Teens Over Possible Hate Crime  1/26/2019 Atlanta Black Star: "Bartlett is charged so far with illegally carrying a concealed weapon, which is a felony. “We know what we saw in the video, but it goes beyond that,” said Don Horn, chief assistant Miami-Dade County state attorney. “We’re going to do everything we can to see that justice is done in this case.”

How was Miami’s Overtown neighborhood chosen as the place to expand I-95?  1/15/2019 The New tropic: "“By 1961, Overtown families began receiving surprise letters telling them they were expected to uproot and relocate from their homes within six to eight weeks,” Fields said in an email. “No mention was made of any appeal process, and ‘the rest is history.’” "

Mockery of Justice: Criminal justice in Jacksonville is tainted by racism and civil rights violations  12/26/2018 Folio: "The self-proclaimed Bold New City of the South is neither bold nor new when it comes to criminal justice. Racism and civil rights violations pervade Jacksonville, as they have in the past. I focus now on several abuses that are systemic and continuing. Elected officials bear the blame for doing nothing about racist arrest policies and abuses of the rights of defendants and the public."

Black Florida State Representative Proposes Law to Prevent the Erasure of Confederate Monuments  12/22/2018 Atlanta Black Star: "The Florida Panhandle’s first Black representative since the Civil War just proposed a bill that would make it a crime to remove Confederate memorials, names and symbols in the state, not to mention that any intentional damaging of said memorials would be treated as a third-degree felony. Rep. Mike Hill (R-Pensacola) insists Gen. Robert E. Lee was more than just “some racist” and lauded him as “a gentleman, a Christian, and a man of great valor who” deserved to be revered, as should all Confederate leaders, the Broward Palm Beach New Times reported."

Hate Goes Mainstream With the Miami Proud Boys  12/10/2018 Miami New Times: "This past November 24, Tarrio, a Miami-born first-generation Cuban immigrant and business owner who has spent almost a year in federal prison, replaced McInnes as the group's chairman. In his "stepping-down gesture," as McInnes called it, he downplayed the group's involvement in far-right politics, saying, "We're not an extremist group, and we don't have ties with white nationalists." But screenshots of posts shared by Proud Boys in private groups show there's a good reason that white-nationalist label has been so hard to shake. And Tarrio has big plans for refocusing their message and using humor to mainstream the Proud Boys — even running some for office."

Miami GOP Chairman Nelson Diaz leading Proud Boys hate group in attack on Democratic campaign office  10/19/2018 YouTube: "The Republican Party Miami-Dade's County Chairman led an angry mob of partisans with the local leader of national hate group the Proud Boys in an attack on a Democratic campaign office the week."

Third police officer sentenced to prison for framing black males  10/19/2018 Nation of Change: "After pleading guilty to framing innocent black men and punching a handcuffed suspect in the face, a third Florida police officer was sentenced Thursday to 27 months in prison for conspiracy to deprive a person of his civil rights and deprivation of civil rights under color of law. Two other officers have been sentenced to one year in federal prison, while their former police chief awaits sentencing next month."

Miami GOP Chairman just caught leading Proud Boys in attack on Democratic campaign office  10/19/2018 The Stern Fact: "Chairman Diaz even told me that he never heard of the Proud Boys, even though the Miami New Times caught local GOP Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart posting a photo of himself with one candidate of the group’s members just two months ago. But the video doesn’t lie, and it depicts Diaz only a few feet away from Miami Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio when he yelled: “Open up! It’s some Proud Boys in here.”"

Why Young Men of Color Are Joining White-Supremacist Groups  9/4/2018 Daily Beast: "Tarrio, who identifies as Afro-Cuban, is president of the Miami chapter of the Proud Boys, who call themselves “Western chauvinists,” and “regularly spout white-nationalist memes and maintain affiliations with known extremists,” according to the Southern Poverty Law Center."

Black lawmaker says Miami Democrats have ‘lynched’ him in primary  8/16/2018 Miami Herald: "Hardemon, in interviews with the Miami Herald, said his party doesn’t like black people — “especially black men” — and claimed the chairman of the Miami-Dade Democrats recruited a Haitian-American candidate to boot him from office. This week, Hardemon went one step further, lobbing a racial accusation during a meeting of Democratic leaders in Doral. “It’s surprising to be lynched from the Democratic Party,” Hardemon said from a stage, standing next to Chairman Juan Cuba."

Miami Congressman Diaz-Balart Posts Photo With Alt-Right "Proud Boy"  8/10/2018 Miami New Times: "The Proud Boy who met with Diaz-Balart describes himself online as a military veteran and National Rifle Association "certified pistol instructor." He's repeatedly taken photographs with Miami-Dade County Republican Party members and appears to be involved with Carla Spalding's campaign for Florida's 23rd Congressional District, a seat currently occupied by Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Spalding has been endorsed by Roger Stone and has appeared on InfoWars, so it's perhaps not surprising that her campaign seems to include a Proud Boy, as well."

As Algae Bloom Grew, Miami Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart Took $27,200 From Big Sugar  8/8/2018 Miami New Times: "From the beginning of June until early July, an algae bloom in Lake Okeechobee grew and grew until it covered 90 percent of the lake's surface. Then the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released water from the lake, letting the algae migrate to both coasts of Florida. The nasty, toxic sludge — caused in significant part by polluted runoff from sugar farms — has killed wildlife, lowered property values, and wrecked tourism. It's also made campaign contributions from the sugar giants a major political liability."

Cops, courts in Miami-Dade harsher on blacks. New study details stark racial disparities.  7/19/2018 Miami Herald: "No group in Miami-Dade County gets treated more harshly in the criminal justice system than blacks, according to a joint study released Thursday by the American Civil Liberties Union and University of Miami. Researchers, who analyzed five years of data between 2010 and 2015, found stark differences across the board."

Police chief, officers in Florida town accused of pinning crimes on blacks to help stats  7/12/2018 Miami Herald: ""If they have burglaries that are open cases that are not solved yet, if you see anybody black walking through our streets and they have somewhat of a record, arrest them so we can pin them for all the burglaries," one cop, Anthony De La Torre, said in an internal probe ordered in 2014."

A conversation about racism in Miami should include all groups – not just Cubans  6/2/2018 Miami Herald: "In my life — and in 38 years as a journalist covering every topic in the book in South Florida — I've witnessed racist and prejudiced words and acts from members of every group in our community. Yet the flurry of outrage and calls for conversation seem to happen only when the offender is Cuban or Cuban-American." [Cuban privilege!]

Miami's 'Cuban Cubicle' Creates Isolation That Fosters Racism – And Blackface  5/30/2018 WLRN: "In 2018 some if not much of Miami’s Cuban community still seems to think blackface is benign, good-natured humor. “Tres Viudas” has played to sold-out crowds since opening in January, and a glowing review in El Nuevo Herald called the blackface performance “masterful.” Few in the audiences, young or old, were bothered by it. And that raises concerns not just about Latinos’ denial of racism in their midst. It raises red flags – much as Barr’s tweet did – about the sort of cultural isolation that often fosters that denial."

Afro-Latinos Say Miami Blackface Play Is Part Of Bigger Problem With Racism In Latino Communities  5/29/2018 WLRN: "And supporters of the play kept telling her this was tradition, but Afro-Latinos say this is bigger than a play. For them, it's part of larger problem in Latino communities, where blackness is demonized and deemed inferior through art, entertainment and everyday conversations."

This Miami parody features an actress in blackface and the audience 'loves it'  5/19/2018 Miami Herald: "A popular Spanish-language theater near Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood has been entertaining its audiences for months with a parody that would spur outrage in many other cities. One of the leading actors in the play performs in blackface. The response from most of this audience: applause and laughter. “It has been a hit and no one has complained ... on the contrary, she is one of the favorites," said Marisol Correa, who oversees the venue where the play is showing. “The character is typical of the Cuban theater, the negrito cubano, but the person is never discriminated.”"

Manolín: "Vivimos en EE.UU. y le estamos muy agradecidos pero no hay por qué callar"  2/16/2018 Cibercuba: "Manolín, El médico de la salsa, ha publicado un texto en su perfil de Facebook a propósito del tiroteo en una escuela secundaria de Broward, el pasado 14 de febrero, en el que murieron 17 personas y otras 15 resultaron heridas. Más que aludir directamente a la tragedia, el músico cubano ha ido a la que considera la causa principal, el gran problema de origen: la venta de armas."

Miami Latinos Have Avoided Electing African American County Mayors, But That Could Finally Change  1/29/2018 Remezcla: "In 1983, Puerto Rican Miami Mayor Maurice Ferrer won his sixth consecutive two-year term against Cuban-born Xavier Suarez after a campaign that began to uncover the growing tensions between Miami’s Cuban majority and the Black minority. Many Black voters campaigned for Ferrer, resentful of the “Cuban takeover” of the city. Suarez’s supporters, in turn, were found holding signs that simply urged, “Cubans, vote Cuban.” As Luke wrote, only one Black county mayoral candidate has gotten a close chance at the seat: Arthur Teele, Jr. in 1995. Teele won a majority of the Black vote, but barely gained any Latino neighborhoods, while his opponent, Cuban born Alex Penelas, garnered 90 percent of the Latino vote come election day."

Hispanic Voters Will Never Elect a Black Miami-Dade County Mayor  1/22/2018 Miami New Times: "When he was seeking reelection in 2012, Gimenez showed up at every rally and black church to drum up endorsements. Though the black vote can push a candidate over the top in a countywide election, we somehow always select the best Cuban candidate. And once the Cuban candidate wins, he tosses the African-American community into the garbage. All we get in return is a giant F-you."

Hola! Ota-Ola con Alexander Otaola (Programa 31 oct 2017)  10/31/2017 Alex Otaola: sobre Chocolate, Otaola se pone negrito.

How a Crew of Hardliners Hijacked Donald Trump’s Cuba Policy  6/16/2017 Mother Jones: "Rubio had at least one ally inside the bureaucracy: Mauricio Claver-Carone, who is arguably the most vocal pro-embargo activist and lobbyist in Washington, was working on the inside. A onetime Rubio adviser, Claver-Carone has spent most of his adult life blasting the Castro regime for its human rights abuses and fighting any effort to open diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba. As the head of the US-Cuba Democracy Political Action Committee, he lobbied to help defeat several measures in 2005 to permit more humanitarian travel to Cuba and allow toothpaste and soap to be included in gift packages sent to the country."

“GOOD OLD BOY POLITICS”  4/3/2017 Black Viewpont, Jacksonville: "Community activists like Denise Hunt and Biko Saboteur resound the growing distrust of JSO held by many in the black community. They’ve been critical of police-involved shootings and JSO’s lack of transparency and accountability. The trust issue has been exacerbated by statistics that reveal an epidemic rate of JSO-involved shootings of unarmed African Americans. Just in the last six years, Jacksonville police officers have shot 54 people—40 of them black. Statistics like these led two community groups to file formal complaints with the Justice Department to investigate JSO for excessive use of force."

MIAMI CUBANS 4 TRUMP AND THE BATTLE FOR THE NATION.  11/7/2016 Cuba Counterpoint: "The exilio histórico’ support for Trump was a given. From Spanish talk radio, to public manifestos (like that of the 92-year old soap opera writer Delia Fiallo making the case that Clinton wants to impose a Soviet-type regime, Obamacare being exhibit #1), to demonstrations in front of the iconic Versailles Restaurant in Calle Ocho, the aging Cuban exiles have made the case for Trump on the basis of U.S. Cuba policy and historic resentment against the Democratic Party."

LIBERTY SQUARE: Power, History, & Race in Miami  10/25/2016 Liberty Square Rising, YouTube: "On January 29, 2015, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced that Liberty Square, one of the country’s oldest public housing developments would be “razed and redeveloped.” Built in 1937 during the New Deal and under Jim Crow, the development was the first segregated public housing in the United States, built to house black residents of Miami moving out of the crowded black community in downtown Miami know as Colored Town (now called Overtown)."

In 'Moonlight,' Growing Up Black, Gay And Poor In 1980s Miami  10/18/2016 NPR: "And he was struck by the ways in which the men in the story interact, "the gentleness and the kindness of the character Juan. And knowing that he was based on something in reality," says Jenkins. "When I jogged my memory, I thought back on growing up in the village, there were these men who would every now and then just go out of their way to be like, naw, naw, naw, don't do that. Leave that guy alone, or this or that. The men give each other dap, you know?"

El racismo que no se ve  10/6/2016 Cubanet: "El pasado domingo 2 de octubre, cuando asistí a la presentación en el Art Emporium de Miami del libro La huella africana en Cuba, de Juan Antonio Alvarado, y los números 6, 7 y 8 de la revista Identidades, pude apreciar que todavía para los cubanos, especialmente los cubanos blancos o que dicen serlo, sigue siendo un tema incómodo el de la discriminación racial."

Miami-Set ‘Moonlight’ is a Heartwrenching Exploration of Gay Black Masculinity With Echoes of Cuba  9/30/2016 Remezcla: "As he teaches Little about life, we learn that Juan is of Cuban descent – an Afro-Cuban character at the heart of a film concerned with what it means to a black man.'

Casi 60 arrestos en el primer día del festival urbano de Miami Beach  5/29/2016 Cibercuba: "No obstante, la Policía de Miami Beach percibe que hasta el momento esta fiesta espontánea que se inició el viernes y atrae a miles de personas a las calles de Miami Beach, en su mayoría afroamericanos, transcurre con normalidad y sin mayores incidentes."

The McDuffie Riots  5/11/2016 Miami Times: "“If the jury was half Black and half white would there have been a riot?” Dunn asked the room at HistoryMiami museum last week. “It was the most difficult thing I have seen in 75 years. It was worse than the 1926 hurricane. The hurricane damaged property. This damaged souls.”"

Black Miami police officers protest Beyoncé boycott  2/20/2016 ABC: "Do whatever is necessary" to put a stop to Ortiz's "antics" and "long pattern of irresponsible behavior," as he continues to portray African-Americans "in a negative light with thinly veiled racist overtones," Moore said in the letter."

#BlackLivesMatter ignores us, some mothers say  2/2/2016 Miami Times: "Marvin Dunn, a retired Florida International University psychology professor, understands that sentiment. He said other Black men cause more killings of young Black men, even though the police involved shootings trigger the large-scale protests that capture public attention. “I agree with these mothers. Far more Black lives are taken by other Blacks than are taken by the police,” Dunn said. “The tragedies of police shootings of Blacks is indeed a critical issue, but Black on Black violence is a far more serious problem. “If we want Black lives to matter to the police, they must matter even more to us.”

Why Angela Davis Came to Miami  12/23/2015 Observer: "That a famous Communist and vocal supporter of the Cuban Revolution was coming to Miami, a city not only defined by neoliberal excess, but also ruled by anti-Castro Cuban exiles, was in itself a spectacle to behold."

The Ocoee Massacre  11/5/2015 Weekly Challenger: "The siege of Ocoee claimed numerous African-American victims. Langmaid, an African-American carpenter was beaten and castrated. One mother, named Maggie Genlack, died with her pregnant daughter while hiding in her home, their bodies found partially burned under their home. Roosevelt Barton, an African-American hiding in July Perry’s barn, was shot after the mob set fire to the barn and forced him to flee. Hattie Smith was visiting her pregnant sister-in-law in Ocoee when her sister-in-law’s home was set on fire. Smith fled, but her sister-in-law’s family was killed while they hid and waited for help that would never come."

Florida politicians protect special status for Cubans  10/1/2015 Sun Sentinel: "Their amendment to the 1980 Refugee Education Assistance Act also included a key change: Cubans and Haitians were deemed a special category of “entrants.” They would be entitled to the same federal assistance as immigrants granted refuge and asylum as victims of political persecution. Haitians had difficulty tapping that assistance because they, like most other immigrants, were routinely turned away at sea or deported if they made it to the U.S. without permission. Cubans, on the other hand, had an open door as presumed refugees from communism."

The Counted: the definitive map of US police killings in 2015  6/4/2015 Guardian 

Fla. Prosecutors Drop More Than 36 Cases Linked to Racist Cops  4/11/2015 The Root: "The Broward County State Attorney’s Office has abandoned more than three dozen criminal cases connected to four former Fort Lauderdale police officers entangled in a racism scandal."

Florida Lynched More Black People Per Capita Than Any Other State, According to Report  2/11/2015 New Times: ""Many people are under the wrong impression that the majority of lynchings were black males assaulting white females, but most were because black men and women were accused of stealing," University of Florida professor Jack Davis, who has written about Florida lynchings, tells New Times."

Study: White Floridians Are Pretty Racist  12/10/2014 Miami New Times: "Florida scored a 0.436 (1 would represent totally racist, 0 would be totally not racist). Granted, that's slightly less racist than the stretch of deep south state from Louisiana to South Carolina just above us, but its nothing to be proud of. We're more racist than Texas! "

Univision Fires Host Rodner Figueroa for Comparing Michelle Obama to Planet of the Apes  11/12/2014 Miami New Times: "Rodner Figueroa, best known for hosting the entertainment and gossip show Sal y Pimienta, was guesting on another show, El Gordo y la Flaca, yesterday when he compared First Lady Michelle's appearance to that of the cast of Planet of the Apes."

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen slams Jay-Z, Beyonce  4/9/2013 Politico: "On Monday, Ros-Lehtinen and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) sent a letter to the U.S. Treasury Department, asking for more information about the trip. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) also wants the White House to provide more answers."

Déjà Vu 2002 in Florida  2/17/2012 Huffington Post: "Florida's Republican governor and GOP-led legislature are attempting to retain a stranglehold on state government and cement their control in Tallahassee for another decade. Déjà vu 2002. Just like in 2002, the GOP is ignoring the will of the people. Voters in 2010 overwhelmingly approved the Fair Districts amendments with 63 percent of the vote in a clear demand for a different process -- one free from incumbent protection and partisan advantage."

Parsing the Memorial Day shooting in South Beach  6/5/2011 Beached Miami: "They do not report where they found the gun — on the “floorboard behind driver’s seat,” according to David Smiley, the Herald reporter covering the story — until Saturday afternoon. The delay here is odd since a lot of people immediately speculated that the police had fired more than 100 rounds at an unarmed black man, and this speculation reportedly worried the Head Honcho. In one of his articles, Smiley said Miami Beach Police Chief Carlos Noriega was “concerned about the publicity surrounding the shooting” and that he “called the gun’s discovery ‘great news.’”

Miami's Continuing Color Problem  12/14/2010 The Root: "There were too many police shootings of unarmed black men in Miami for my taste, and in the prior decade, one of the most notorious police shootings had led to violent riots. There was not a visible black middle-class community, although middle-class blacks were scattered about, but there were plenty of visibly poor and badly deteriorated black neighborhoods. African Americans were mostly politically marginalized and had even less economic power. Cuban Americans -- many of them fair-skinned "white" conservative Republicans, uninterested in power sharing -- were politically ascendant. (Afro-Cubans and other Afro-Latinos, for the most part, blended into the African-American community.) Non-Hispanic white residents were fleeing Dade County and heading to whiter suburbs in northern counties."

Only in Miami: Omara Portuondo Compared to the Ku Klux Klan  2/13/2010 Cuba Now: 'It seems that Mr. Prieres’ “school of thinking” does not admit that a Cuban figure as Omara Portuondo can freely sing in the United States. I guess that Mr. Prieres’ “environment” excludes the over 11 million Cubans living on the island. It seems to be an institution of poor education and thinking. According to Miami New Times magazine, the organization Vigilia Mambisa declared that Omara “is accomplice of the regime,” and anti-Cuban activist Emilio Izquierdo Jr. made this incredible comparison: “Brinign Omara Portuondo to Miami is like taking the Ku Klux Klan to Liberty City”. Perhaps Izquierdo does not know, or means nothing for him, but the Ku Klux Klan is a racist, terrorist organization founded in the US to kill, torture, or intimidate black, Jewish or other groups, including Catholics, peace activists, and unionists. Omara Portuondo is a Cuban woman of mixed race with unique voice and international prestige resulting from her huge talent. Comparing her to the Ku Klux Klan is like comparing Luis Posada Carriles to Bola de Nieve."

A Worldwide Battle of Life and Death. Part I  12/25/2009 AfroCubaWeb: "Let me help readers of this very complex issue identify all parties involved, by pointing an accusing finger at everyone whose voluntary or involuntary actions may have contributed to bringing us to this extremely dangerous juncture. (a) The Cuban Solidarity Movement in the US, (b) the United States Government, (c) anti-Cuba Blacks groups around the world and (d) the Cuban Government, who stands violently accused of blatant racism in Cuba as denounced in Acting On Our Conscience. (a) The Cuban Solidarity Movement in the United States is primarily White and they have strongly supported the Cuban Government based mostly on events which have taken place since 1959, its impressive social programs, international solidarity, health and education development, but to a great extent, with a limited awareness of the 500 years' legacy of slavery, racism, segregation and inequalities in Cuba."

Una Batalla Mundial de Vida o Muerte. Primera Parte  12/25/2009 AfroCubaWeb: "Prevalecia en Miami un racismo furibundo donde acunaron el termino despectivo Marielitos, lo cual era sinonimo con analfabeto, negro, ladron, asesino, drogadicto, prostituta y/o criminal. En infinidad de articulos periodisticos y en programas radiales AM de microfonos abiertos de Miami decian sin inmutarse, “Esta gente no parecen ser siquiera Cubanos”, lo que significaba que la percepcion generalizada que fue creado a partir del ano 1959, en el cual los Cubanos se describrieron como un pais exclusivamente blanco, rico. de casatenientes residiendo en mansiones con cadillacs, viviendas en la playa, catolicos temerosos de Dios, sin una gota de sangre negra en sus venas y asociando la religion Afro-Cubana con el Voodoo de Haiti."

Apartheid protesters got it right  9/20/2009 Miami Herald: [Another fine example of the Miami Mafia debasing imagery from the Black struggle.]

Black Vs. White - Miami Remains The Same  5/27/2009 Miami New Times: "As much as I hate it when politicians play the race card when they are facing possible criminal charges, I can't just dismiss it either in the case of Spence-Jones. After all, Sarnoff is the city's only Anglo commissioner and Arriola is one of the most prominent Anglo Cuban Americans in Miami. Together they initiated a criminal probe into the city's only black, and only female, commissioner."

End of the Diaz-Balart Dynasty  10/23/2008 Miami New Times: "The conduct of Raul Martinez. After years of embarrassing our community through corruption and scandal, using public office to become a millionaire, convictions for bribery and extortion, Martinez is featured in the investigative documentary Cocaine Cowboys, about drug trafficking in South Florida. Now Raul Martinez wants to take his corruption to Washington. We have to stop corruption. Say no to Raul Martinez."

Diaz-Balart Meets with Colombian Defense Minister, Urges Free Trade Agreemen  7/23/2008 Mario Diaz Balart: "“The United States Congress must stand in solidarity with President Alvaro Uribe and his democratically elected government,” said Diaz-Balart."

Questions over felon `purge list' threaten Florida governor  7/4/2004 Knight Ridder: "As thousands of Floridians learn that a state list could wrongly bar them from voting, Democrats have found a rallying point for the November elections and proof, they say, of long-held suspicions that Gov. Jeb Bush's elections machinery is rigged against them. More than 2,100 people, many of them black Democrats, remain on the list of potentially ineligible ex-con voters despite winning clemency - and the right to vote - after their crimes, The Miami Herald reported Friday. Democrats and activists call it a "purge list" - a phrase that deeply irks the governor."

Miami Mayor to Apologize for 'Mandela Moment'  7/12/2003 Fox News: "Miami-Dade Mayor Alex Penelas (search) said Monday he would make an official apology to former South African president Nelson Mandela (search) next week. "If Mandela were in Miami today, I think he would receive an official welcome." Penelas said. Thirteen years ago, that was not the case. In June 1990, Miami's politically powerful Cuban exile community protested a visit by Mandela, newly released from a South African prison, for his praise of Fidel Castro (search), arch-enemy of Cuban exiles but friend of the anti-apartheid movement. Despite pleas by local African-American leaders, the cities of Miami and Miami Beach, along with Miami-Dade Country, refused to recognize Mandela when he visited the area for a labor conference. The Miami City Commission rescinded a proclamation honoring Mandela. Tourists angry at the Mandela snub launched a boycott that cost the city $25 million in lost revenue. Business leaders helped end the boycott in 1993, but tensions continued in the 1990s between blacks and Cubans after several incidents where Miami police roughed up Haitians."

Trial to begin for 11 Miami officers  1/6/2003 Boston Globe: "Based on information from two retired officers who pleaded guilty to conspiracy in September 2001, 11 other officers were indicted on federal corruption charges alleging coverups in four police shootings in which three men were killed… ''The history of Miami has been characterized by ugly police-community relations,'' said Howard Simon, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida. ''There is a loss of confidence, if not outright hostility, by the minority community because of the great number of shootings of typically unarmed black young men.'' …The four Miami shootings involved the killings of three black men. A fourth man was wounded, and another man involved in the shooting was not harmed."

The attempt to divide Cuba along racial lines, II  8/9/2001 AfroCubaWeb: "Since the early '90s, cubanologists from different universities, social workers and even some misguided or ill informed Afro Americans coming out of the civil rights movement unleashed a flood of newspapers articles, seminars, conferences, web sites, books, radio talk shows all of which became part of a well concerted and heavily funded project to divide Cubans along race lines. These initial concerns with the wellbeing of the Afro Cuba community was welcome by most, until it became clear that these entities were all advocating similar divisive and confrontational policies towards the Cuban Government. Most of these groups used similar terminology, format and even words that are not part of the Cuban lexicon, which clearly indicates the existence of a command and control center outside of the Cuban community."

Afro-Cuban Delegation Meets With Congressional Black Caucus  8/1/2001 CNS News: "A delegation of Afro-Cubans, four from the Miami area and two from the Washington, D.C. area, spent Tuesday on Capitol Hill meeting with members of the Congressional Black Caucus, hoping to convince them that Fidel Castro is bad for Cuba and should improve his human rights record there. Omar Lopez Montenegro of the Cuban Civic National Union was among the delegation. He was told by the Castro government to leave Cuba several years ago and has lived in the United States ever since."

The attempt to divide Cuba on racial lines  7/9/2001 AfroCubaWeb: "These initial concerns with the wellbeing of the Afro Cuba community was welcome by most, until it became clear that these entities were all advocating similar divisive and confrontational policies towards the Cuban Government. Most of these groups used similar terminology, format and even words that are not part of the Cuban lexicon, which clearly indicates the existence of a command and control center outside of the Cuban community. A great effort was placed on the creation of Independent Libraries, Independent Journalists, Independent Women, Children and Elderly Association, Independent Farmers and even Independent Unions in Cuba, all of this being advocated by people with the lowest union membership in the world. Outside of Cuba, a series of Afro-Cuban "Think-Tank" charged with creating and disseminating news, rumors, distortions, or elevating to "Sainthood" a few salaried Afro-Cuban "Dissidents" that they have created in Cuba, is in fact their most cherished portion of the puzzle, because it creates for them an aura of credibility."

Stealing my identity on AfroCubaWeb: the ultra right in blackface  10/1/2000 AfroCubaWeb: "And this is the same media in which they constantly complain how Cuba have "Darkened" and how they will have to "Bleach" the country as soon as it is "Free""

listen to a panel discussion about race in Miami and Cuba  6/1/2000 NYT Archive: "lick the link below to listen to a panel discussion about race in Miami and Cuba as related to Mirta Ojito's article, "Best of Friends, Worlds Apart." The conversation ranges from anecdotes about discrimination in Miami to proposals on improving the strength of the Cuban community in an effort to combat racism in the city."

"Why don't African Americans speak out against Castro's abuses": Upper Class, get real!  3/25/2000 AfroCubaWeb: "The insatiable hatred that Myrian Marquez and hundreds of other ultra-right-wing Cubans profess for their country of birth is expressed through their daily bilious exudate geared to demonize, denigrate, and disparage every thing originating in Cuba. Her recent article (1) , "Why don't African Americans speak out against Castro's abuses" typifies her impotence towards people of African descent. Having failed in their 40 year old attempt to overthrow the Cuban Government through assasination attempts, conspiracies, invasions, economical and bacteriological warfare, bombings, sabotage, and the longest and most virulent embargo in human history, they are now resorting to their last hope, a carefully structured and well financed campaign, designed to promote and stir up racial hatred in Cuba, hoping to re-enact the Kosovo or West Bank experience."

Crooks, torturers, pseudo-politicians, opportunists, and hired killers line up against Los Van Van.  10/6/1999 AfroCubaWeb: "One of them, Agustin Tamargo from Radio Mambi, went as far as openly requesting a THREE DAYS LICENSE - when the Castro Regime falls - to dole out retribution to all of those who stayed in Cuba and supported that hated regime. This very disturbing statement is especially frightening to the AfroCuban community, who, because of its non-migratory tendency and the intense emigration of Cubans of Hispanic ancestry to the United States have seen Cuba become a predominantly Black country. Are Mr Tamargo and his cohorts planning to re-enact the massacre of 1912 and the Ladder Conspiracy in Cuba or the Rosewood massacre in Gainesville, Florida?"

Un hito en la lucha contra el racismo  11/12/1998 AfroCubaWeb: "Un hecho sin precedentes en la historia de Miami ocurrió el pasado 31 de octubre con la celebración de la conferencia Miami-USA/Cuba, Una Nueva Visión, organizada por el Centro de Política Internacional… Hago por tanto un sincero y crucial llamado a todos mis hermanos de raza, todos víctimas de ese engendro, para que analicemos nuestra historia, establezcamos quiénes, cuándo y por qué se cometió aquel holocausto y luego dediquemos lo mejor de nuestros esfuerzos --tal cual realizan españoles, árabes, judíos, chinos, etc.--, a contribuir a mitigar el dolor de nuestros hermanos en Cuba, a crear mecanismos que coadyuven a su continuo desarrollo, a demostrarles que no han sido olvidados ni están solos y evitar sobre todo que el dolor personal debido a una injusticia real o imaginaria, nos lleve a ignorar el reto de millones de nuestros hermanos, asociándonos indirectamente con nuestros verdugos. Nadie tendrá que aleccionarnos en las actuales circunstancias. Maceo, Guillermón, Quintín, Mariana, etc., nos trazaron el camino a seguir. Los historiadores disponen del rasero por el cual seremos juzgados."

A Cuba in Diaz Balart's Image or that of Today's Miami  7/15/1998 Alborada/AfroCubaWeb: "For these and so many other reasons, none of us had to flock to South Africa to see what Apartheid was all about. We were born, lived and many died in our own Soweto! That's why it is so painful to us when we hear the likes of Diaz-Balart attempting to apply the content of the Human Rights Declaration to their narrow and selfish, self serving interest. Where were these demagogues, hypocrites and frequently active perpetrators of the terrible conditions previously described when young people were beaten, tortured, disappeared or murdered, and left by the side of the roads to rot by the military structure that they helped put in place to protect their illegal loot, stolen public funds, or immoral business practices? For us to have a clear picture about the real intentions and the interests that these individuals stand for, suffice to say that Diaz-Balart's father was one of the highest ranking government official in the Batista regime while all of the above was happening, and today, both his sons, one as a State and the other as a U.S. Representative, both represent Miami, which has become one of the most politically corrupt, segregated, bankrupt, drug ravaged community in the nation."

Miami Police Officer Is Acquitted In Racially Charged Slaying Case  5/29/1993 NYT: "In a decision met with anger and dismay among blacks in Miami, a Hispanic police officer who was convicted there in 1989 on two counts of manslaughter in the shooting deaths of two young black men was acquitted today in a second trial on the same charges. William Lozano, the 33-year-old, Colombian-born police officer who has been the focal point of the most racially charged case in Florida in the last decade, threw his arms up in joy and embraced his lawyers when the verdict was announced late this afternoon. But relatives of the men he killed broke into tears and left the courtroom of Judge W. Thomas Spencer, saying they were at a loss to explain the decision of the six-member jury."

Miami Journal; Boycott Over Visit Of Mandela Lives On  7/13/1991 NYT: "The City Commission rescinded a proclamation welcoming Mr. Mandela, and Mayor Xavier Suarez and four other mayors from the region openly criticized Mr. Mandela for not denouncing human rights violations in Cuba. Miami's blacks, who make up about 21 percent of the city's 359,000 residents, took that as a snub of royal proportions, an insult added to decades of economic, social and political injury. In response, on July 17, 1990, a small group of the city's black leaders began an economic boycott against the tourism industry, arguably the region's most important business. Now almost a year old, the boycott continues, and organizers recently declared their intention to turn up the heat a bit by sending out videotaped messages highly critical of Miami to organizations around the country likely to hold conventions or refer people to the area. The videos will urge them to keep their convention and vacation business away. Giant cruise ships still glide silently through Biscayne Bay and rental cars still seem to take up more than two-thirds of every parking lot, but the boycott has taken its toll. A spokesman for the boycott group, H. T. Smith, a lawyer, estimated that the campaign has cost the area $27 million in convention business. Officials from the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau estimate that of more than $200 million in convention business annually, about 19 conventions or meetings worth about $8 million have been canceled." [The real number was likely far higher.]

On the Edge: Blacks and Hispanics in Metropolitan Miami since 1959  7/15/1990 Florida Historical Quarterly: "On Monday, January 16, 1989, hundreds of blacks in Miami took to the streets in angry rage for the fourth time in the 1980s. Over several days, they burned cars and buildings, looted stores, pelted passers-by with rocks and bottles, and faced off with riot police in Overtown and Liberty City, Miami's two major black communities. The incident that touched off this new expression of black anger was sadly familiar. A Miami policeman had shot and killed a black man fleeing a traffic infraction on a motorcycle, while a second black man, a passenger on the motorcycle, was thrown from the vehicle and also killed."

Miami Racial Tensions Fester  12/31/1982 WaPo: ""Leave these Latins get out of here, right now," shouted a local black leader, the Rev. Jonathan Rolle, in a television interview Wednesday night. "The Latin police, they just ride around in their cars, and they never get out," he said today in a telephone conversation. ". . . . The Latins are the ones who are killing the blacks." Archie Hardwick of the James E. Scott Community Association charged that the federal government, in its eagerness to help emigrants from Fidel Castro's Cuba, funneled money and energy into resettlement efforts that shortchanged other, black-oriented programs then getting under way in the Great Society years."
 

Links/Enlacestop

Miami’s Forgotten Cubans by Alan A. Aja

The Racial Politics of Division: Interethnic Struggles for Legitimacy in Multicultural Miami, Monika Goslina

Antiracism in Miami

Marco Rubio called them ‘extremists.’ They’re really Miami rappers. They want a retraction.  6/10/2020 Miami Herald: "When cops arrested Marco Antonio Lopez on allegations that he vandalized patrol cars during a protest in downtown Miami, the arrest report noted he was part of a group known as the “Southern Slaves,” which “actively recruits people to violently protest the government.” That drew the attention of U.S. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who tweeted the arrest was evidence of “extremist groups” organizing to cause mayhem at protests over the death of George Floyd and police brutality. But the Southern Slaves aren’t an extremist group. And they are not monitored by the FBI or listed by hate-group trackers like the Anti-Defamation League or the Southern Poverty Law Center. They’re a group of aspiring hip-hop musicians from Miami’s Flagami neighborhood, buddies uploading their music online, doing shows at open-mic nights and spreading a message of what they consider government overreach. “We’re not terrorists. We love America. What we don’t love is systematic oppression and police brutality,” said Alonzo Martinez, 23, whose stage name is “Zo The Atlantean.”"

Estados Unidos: personal médico protesta en Miami contra el racismo  6/4/2020 El Comercio, Peru: "Cientos de trabajadores sanitarios participaron este jueves en una protesta pacífica bajo el lema “batas blancas por vidas negras”, como respuesta al asesinato del afroamericano George Floyd a manos de la policía y para mostrar su repulsa al racismo sistémico, en solidaridad con la oleada de protestas que se ha extendido por todo Estados Unidos."

Call out claims of colorblindness.  6/3/2020 Corinna Moebius: "There are Facebook groups of Miami Cubans/Latinx that grow every single day, where members are calling out white supremacy and anti-blackness. Afro-Latinos are forming groups and building solidarity across local and national borders. Scholars like Monika Gosin, Alan Aja, Danielle Pilar Clealand, Yesenia Selier, Chanelle Rose, Paul Ortiz, Judith Williams and others have written about or are currently researching and writing about Latinx white supremacy and racism in Miami. These are all acts of resistance. We will not be silenced."

Miami Latinos Have Avoided Electing African American County Mayors, But That Could Finally Change  1/29/2018 Remezcla: "In 1983, Puerto Rican Miami Mayor Maurice Ferrer won his sixth consecutive two-year term against Cuban-born Xavier Suarez after a campaign that began to uncover the growing tensions between Miami’s Cuban majority and the Black minority. Many Black voters campaigned for Ferrer, resentful of the “Cuban takeover” of the city. Suarez’s supporters, in turn, were found holding signs that simply urged, “Cubans, vote Cuban.” As Luke wrote, only one Black county mayoral candidate has gotten a close chance at the seat: Arthur Teele, Jr. in 1995. Teele won a majority of the Black vote, but barely gained any Latino neighborhoods, while his opponent, Cuban born Alex Penelas, garnered 90 percent of the Latino vote come election day."

  

White Supremacist Miami Mediatop

tunein.com/radio/Radio-Mambi-710-s41879/

www.iheart.com/live/radio-mambi-710-am-5175/

www.univision.com/radio/miami-waqi-am

www.lapoderosa.com

www.univision.com/radio/miami-wqba-am

lamega.lamusica.com/
 

White Supremacists Miami Groups

Law Abiding Citizens’ Coalition
  

Black Groups aligned with the Cuban Plantocracytop

Afro Cuban Forum

Albuquerque sobre Ferguson  6/6/2020 Un Nuevo Dia: Esta video del periodo de Ferguson unos años atras muestra una reaccion que probablemente sigue hoy en dia en contra a los activistas afro. Andrés Alburquerque es presidente del Afro Cuban Forum en Miami.

CIR

Patria y Vida

Movimiento San Isidro - San Isidro Mouvement

Anti-racist groups in Miami

cubaone.org

www.miamifreedomproject.org

 
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