AMERICAN MASTERS Presents “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,” Reflecting on the Life of the Renowned Author/Activist; and Smokey Robinson Is Honored With the Esteemed Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song THE TALK – RACE IN AMERICA and New Documentaries from INDEPENDENT LENS Discuss Race Relations Then and Now

Large numbers of Caribbean nationals, who claimed to have voted against Donald Trump, may not yet be ready to eagerly embrace him. But they’re finally coming to grips with the inevitability of him as president of the United States. Generally, those in and outside the U.S. have taken a wait-and-see approach regarding how the billionaire businessman will perform in the White House. They’re hoping a Trump administration will not disrupt their quest for the American Dream, starting with his scheduled swearing into office Jan. 20.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Caribbean politicians and academics last month reacted to the election of billionaire Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States, expressing hope for continued good relations with Washington even as they acknowledged the region should be prepared for an influx of nationals returning home. Sir Hilary Beckles, chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI), warned the Caribbean to be prepared for returning nationals and other migrants from North America. Sir Hilary said Trump’s philosophies and policies could lead to a demographic change in the Caribbean overtime.

Fidel Castro, a Caribbean leader who cast a massive political shadow that was warmly embraced by some and bitterly rejected by others, is dead. He was 90.
Castro, who died on Nov. 25, steered Cuba into the path of communism by helping to lead a revolution, which overthrew an American-supported capitalistic regime in 1959. He became a hero to many in the Caribbean while being despised as a tyrant by nations such as the United States.

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