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  • Queen & Slims’ Cuban-American Director

    (Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie-Turner-Smith, Dir Melina Matsoukas, Writer Lena Waithe) The film Queen and Slim is the creation of Director Melina Matsoukas, born of a Cuban mother who was raised on the island, and migrated to New York at 10 yrs old. If you’ve seen Beyonce’s music video “Formation”, a solidarity love letter to New Orleans,…

  • 10 More Packing Essentials for Cuba

    Back by popular demand… New friends continually ask “What do I pack for Cuba?” in that how-can-I-help tone? So I decided to write another Top 10 List, Part 2. Before you read any further, take a peek at my first blog post “My Top 10 Packing Tips for Cuba” to get started on care package…

  • A Chat on Cuba, Millennials & 2018

    Recently, I met Paula Goldstein through our mutual friend and globetrotting DJ, Mia Moretti. Paula runs a sweet website named Voyage d’etudes, focusing on travel, and women doing inspirational things abroad. (Paula Goldstein, Founder/Editor of Voyage D’etudes) How did it all come together? “I spent most of my 20s living out of a half-unpacked suitcase”…

  • Calling All Cuban Programmers

    If you know any computer wiz programmers in Cuba, make sure they read this before Friday, April 6th. Google is stepping up their inclusion for Cuba tech by inviting the nations top programmers to compete. “We are proud to announce that for the first time we have made Code Jam available to Cubans” says Brett…

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