Cuba

We now know what American entertainers Beyonce and Jay Z were doing in Cuba last year.

President Obama today announced America will resume diplomatic ties with Castro's communist Cuba after more than 50 years of restrictions on travel and commerce in Cuba.

In a live press conference carried by all major news networks today, Obama announced he is authorizing the exchange of spies with Cuba. In addition, Obama will allow U.S. banks to open credit cards and debit cards in Cuba for the first time. Obama will also authorize Internet access in Cuba.

Obama thanked Pope Francis for negotiating the deal between Cuba and America to release American spies including, Alan Gross who has languished in a Cuban prison for 5 years.

Obama acknowledged he does not have the power to lift the 53-year-old embargoes on Cuba -- that would require a vote from Congress. But such limitations has never stopped Obama from pushing his policies in the past.

Calling the embargoes "outdated," Obama announced America is changing its relationship with Cuba because the embargoes have had little effect on the Castro regime.

Beyonce and Jay Z in Cuba

Cuba tweet

The agreement lifts bans on Cuban cigars and other Cuban-made products favored by rappers such as Jay Z, Obama's ambassador to Cuba who visited the communist country recently with his wife, singer Beyonce.

"The policy changes make it easier for Americans to provide business training for private Cuban businesses and small farmers and provide other support for the growth of Cuba’s nascent private sector," Obama said.

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    • jennifer

      :offtopic: WHATEVER HAPPEND TO THE T.I GIVEAWAY FOR HIS ALBUM RELEASE???? AM I LATE? LOL

    • Time to Waste

      I wonder what that exotic taste like out a Cuban :thinking:
      My new mission :hahaha:

    • SOTHERNGRL

      you know believe it or not I was thinking bout this this a.m. when they were talking about it on the TJMS. Why the U.S. got such a problem with
      Cuba. We didnt go to war with them I mean there was the Bay of Pigs but nothing happened. U.S. does business with Germany, Japan whats up the Cuba. Is it because its brown/black people? So serious. I dont get it :shrug:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

      Obama finally doin chit and not givin a phuck! :claps:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U missyJ

      And this will change my life........how? :tea: I ain't got no worries

    • San ah make ya dance

      Oh so Jay and Bey negotiated this deal FOH :hahaha:

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      WHATEVER HAPPEND TO THE T.I GIVEAWAY FOR HIS ALBUM RELEASE???? AM I LATE? LOL
      ________________

      Sandra said that the person who won wanted to remain anonymous. :tea:

    • Anna

      5

      missyJ says:

      And this will change my life……..how? :tea: I ain’t got no worries
      ~~~~~~~~~~
      No more of your hard earned tax dollars, being used to jail ppl for smuggling Cuban cigars. :lol:

    • Unshakable

      Dragged from downstairs,

      @VDot, San, & Southern,

      Fah serious ladies. It’s a certain finesse you have to have when callin peepa out on their “human” ness. Some peepa be all up in they feelins and what not, you know? All you can do is try. And rememma, it ain’t yo fault if someone’s breath is parellelogram funky.

      Parallelogram funky – The funk eminates from all angles

      A perpendicular angle – Mississippi Mass breaf
      An obtuse angle – Outhouse breaf
      An acute angle – Hotter than the harlet up in the church house breaf

      I mean golly gee willickers! Would ya give it a rest already. Give us time to recover from the last profane offense. I mean, that could be considered assault with a deadly weapon.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyR09SP9qdA&sns=em Afiya says FOH :chase:

      Syphilis spikes among sexually transmitted diseases in U.S.

      The STD is at its highest new case numbers in two decades, CDC data show. Men having sex with men make up 75% of infections.

      Syphilis is rapidly spreading among gay and bisexual men in the United States, leading to the highest new case numbers reported in two decades, while other common sexually transmitted diseases appear to be under control, a federal study found on Tuesday.

      In 2013, the number of syphilis infections reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rose by more than 10 percent to 17,535 cases, according to the agency's annual report card on diseases commonly spread through sexual contact.

      That is the most syphilis cases since 1995, the CDC said, with men having sex with men accounting for 75% of infections.

      “We’re concerned about this increase,” said Gail Bolan, director of the CDC’s division of sexually transmitted disease prevention. ”The traditional tools we have been using do not seem to be as effective.”

      The report also found that gonorrhea transmission was stabilizing, while new cases of Chlamydia declined from the levels seen in 2012.

      Federal health officials called for better screening of syphilis, which can lead to blindness and stroke if untreated.

      Half of the men with syphilis are also infected with HIV, according to the CDC.

      The CDC recommends at least annual tests for men having sex with men.

      Men having sex with anonymous partners may require more frequent screenings, such as every three to six months, Bolan said, calling for more awareness among medical professionals.

      “We have a lot of providers that don’t realize that syphilis is back,” she said. “They think this is a disease of years past. It’s critical that they do a sexual history so that they can improve screening for these men.”

      :tea: you care?

    • http://www.oprah.com/own-six-little-mcghees/Grandma-Gets-Stuck-In-a-Kids-Maze Come Through Nancy Drew :nun:

      um, yeah it was Bey & Jay... ignore the Vatican's involvement :tea:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U missyJ

      @USER

      and I have nice curl pattern so not only is she rude she is inaccurate

      I dont get what you mean by this. I mean I do but then again, I dont.

      ================

      :rofl: from way way downstairs, I had a meeting.. I was being facetious :lol: Nobody has nappy hair.. it's a curl pattern

    • Unshakable

      @topic,

      Cool. Beyonce looks "pregnant" ish in that ensemble, but pretty nonetheless. Love her 90s esque braids.

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      Oh so Jay and Bey negotiated this deal FOH
      _________________

      well if Memento Mori said so then what more do you need :shrugs:

      seems legit. give it a rest, San!

    • Blanche Devereaux

      @Fiya Syphilis is so bad here that there are ads for the health department on the bus that literally say "Syphilis is back" Its sick.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U missyJ

      No more of your hard earned tax dollars, being used to jail ppl for smuggling Cuban cigars

      ===============

      :lol: true

    • FuturedocDonte

      So Elian and them can get tickets now And come on over without having the try to swim or nah? :shrug:

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      Syphilis is rapidly spreading among gay and bisexual men
      _________

      read that it was spreading like wildfire among (hetero) senior citizens in the nursing homes :think:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyR09SP9qdA&sns=em Afiya says FOH :chase:

      Manny Pacquiao tweets fight with Floyd Mayweather may finally happen

      Of course, putting together the dream fight, which has been talked about, written about, and speculated about for years, is easier said than done. Manny Pacquiao has spoken.

      Well, actually, he’s Tweeted, but his message is clear — he’s ready to battle Floyd Mayweather.

      On Tuesday, Pacquiao reached out to Mayweather directly on social media, telling him, “don’t be a boxing humbug. Let’s give the fans what they want. They have waited long enough.”

      .@FloydMayweather, don't be a boxing humbug. Let's give the fans the fight they want. They have waited long enough.

      — Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao) December 16, 2014
      The message comes four days after Mayweather said on Showtime, “We are ready. Let’s make it happen. Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao. Let’s do it.”

      Mayweather even mentioned a specific date — May 2, which is something he’s never done.

      :box: :waiting: :popcorn:

    • http://www.oprah.com/own-six-little-mcghees/Grandma-Gets-Stuck-In-a-Kids-Maze Come Through Nancy Drew :nun:

      on the bright side, my ex can now get his Cuban Montecristo cigars without fear of breaking the law... ( :think: shame... i shoulda turned him in long time ago :kona: )

    • Unshakable

      @Afiya's post,

      Of equal importance is for these men (and when applicable, women) to beintrinsically motivated to proactively go and get said screenings. Some would rather not know what they have.

      Also, peepa who are or plan to be sexually active should talk with partners and ask to see their blood test results or std results in addition to asking when was the last time you had a test, etc. Ignorance breeds contempt and more diseases (new strains, etc.)

      Good post Afiya

    • MissArtist

      Viva la Cuba! Beyonce and Jay-Z look so good up there.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyR09SP9qdA&sns=em Afiya says FOH :chase:

      :chase: STOP BEING MEAN Nancy :smack: SNITCHES :smh:

    • Unshakable

      Man, if evah there was a time when monogamy and celibacy were en vogue..... :yes:

    • http://www.oprah.com/own-six-little-mcghees/Grandma-Gets-Stuck-In-a-Kids-Maze Come Through Nancy Drew :nun:

      aight Fiya! :mad: ...but only 'cause it's the holidays :eek:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyR09SP9qdA&sns=em Afiya says FOH :chase:

      They SHOULD do a lot of things Shake :yes: BUT.... *drifts off*

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyR09SP9qdA&sns=em Afiya says FOH :chase:

      8 mo dayz :crying1:

    • MissArtist

      I hate to say it but Floyd acts scared. If this fight ever happens, I'm throwing a party :bounce:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      :offtopic: WHATEVER HAPPEND TO THE T.I GIVEAWAY FOR HIS ALBUM RELEASE???? AM I LATE? LOL

      ______________

      Too late boo. I got all the prizes :tea:

    • Unshakable

      @FancyNancy,

      That's what you gleaned from this post? That you shoulda turned in your ex a long time ago? :rofl:

      @Syphillis isha

      A man puts his penis in and it looks normah

      He pulls it out and it looks like it has leprosy :no:

      Prior to penetration, a woman's hello kitty looks regla

      Post penetration, her stuff looks like cottage cheese :blink: and :nono:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

      Man, if evah there was a time when monogamy and celibacy were en vogue…..
      _____________

      :eek:
      :nono:

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      Unshakable says:

      @Afiya’s post,

      Of equal importance is for these men (and when applicable, women) to beintrinsically motivated to proactively go and get said screenings. Some would rather not know what they have.
      __________

      shakey wouldnt they know something is amiss? is Syph a dormant disease or does it have stinky discharge-y symptoms too? is syphillis the one that burns when you pee? :hide:

      I cant imagine walking around with a fire crotch but my friends say I go to the doctor too much anyway. I like to make sure everything is in tip top shape.

    • Unshakable

      @Afiya,

      And I wholeheartedly agree with you babe. Some peepa still don't understand that sex is a privilege, not a right. Just like breeding. Just cause you CAN do it, doesn't mean you SHOULD do it.

      But as you said....it's too much like common sense.

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      I wonder what that exotic taste like out a Cuban :thinking:

      _____________

      Wait, what?

      Exotic puss?
      Exotic d!ck?
      Exotic cigars?
      Exotic food?
      Exotic drugs?

      Whatcha talmabout Time Waster? :huh:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

      @MISS ARTIST
      "I hate to say it but Floyd acts scared."
      ______________

      :huh:
      Floyd been pushing this fight for years. It was nearly set up but Pacquiao didn't want to be tested for steroids. Which is pretty standard in boxing matches.

      I don't think Manny stands a chance. I've always felt he was overrated. He needs the money now so he will prolly do it.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

      shakey wouldnt they know something is amiss? is Syph a dormant disease or does it have stinky discharge-y symptoms too? is syphillis the one that burns when you pee?
      _____________

      No. You KNOW you got syph. :yes:

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      Whatcha talmabout Time Waster?
      ____________

      :champ: weed, fool!

      how yu gone put exotic pussy in a cigar? lawdt :facepalm:

    • Unshakable

      @User,

      Both....it can lie dormant and then flare up as it goes into secondary and tertiary stages. This is what killed Al Capone. Untreated, it ain't no joke.

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      Prior to penetration, a woman’s hello kitty looks regla
      Post penetration, her stuff looks like cottage cheese :blink: and :nono:

      ____________

      :hurl: Let me enjoy my cheesecake in peace? :mad:

    • San ah make ya dance

      well if Memento Mori said so then what more do you need :shrugs:

      seems legit. give it a rest, San!
      -------------------
      :hahaha:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      how yu gone put exotic pussy in a cigar? lawdt :facepalm:

      ______________

      She ain't fooling me. She meant out of a Cuban hoo haa :tea:

    • Unshakable

      @Man,

      If a person chooses to be celibate or monogamous, there is nothing wrong with that. It's their choice. It may not work for tou, but to each his own.

      BTW, how are you doing?

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      No. You KNOW you got syph.
      __________________

      ion even want to google it. just the fact that it can cause you to go bline lets me know its some gross symptoms attached to it.

      prolly what happened to ol wonky eye Bill Cosby. syphillis done traveled up to his eye.

    • San ah make ya dance

      prolly what happened to ol wonky eye Bill Cosby. syphillis done traveled up to his eye
      ==================
      :chase:

    • Unshakable

      @Dot,

      Oh, so Afiya can post a presidential MLK I Have A Dream speech about syphillis, but when I give a visual to complement the story, I'm in violation? :blink: and :rofl:

      Ok...,I will behave.....momentarily.... :hahaha:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

      @UNSHAKE
      "If a person chooses to be celibate or monogamous, there is nothing wrong with that. It’s their choice. It may not work for tou, but to each his own.

      BTW, how are you doing?
      ___________________________

      Yeah, for that person. But don't be trying to scare everyone else out of :hump: ! :nono:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      I’m in violation? :blink: and :rofl:
      _________________

      :yes: :hahaha:

    • Unshakable

      @User,

      Log.Off.Now.

      GEAUX :ghost:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      I hope they don't try to extradite Assata Shakur from there :bite:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

      I like this pope:
      "In a deal negotiated during 18 months of secret talks hosted largely by Canada and encouraged by Pope Francis, who hosted a final meeting at the Vatican, President Obama and President Raúl Castro of Cuba agreed in a telephone call to put aside decades of hostility to find a new relationship between the United States and the island nation just 90 minutes off the American coast."

    • Unshakable

      @Man,

      Golly gee willickers Man! I won't.......I just wanted to present an alternative viewpoint. With all the thirsty chickenheads in the world, you have more than enough non-infested Hello Kitty to choose from.

      Just leave the alley cats and feral cats alone. Mystery meat is no bueno. :nono:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

      Francis played a big role in bringing the longtime rivals to the negotiating table, the official said. Francis sent what was characterized as an extraordinary personal letter to Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro over the summer, urging both parties to end their frosty relationship. Following the letter, and the negotiations, Obama and Castro had a phone conversation that helped lead to Wednesday’s announcement.
      The letter “gave us greater impetus and momentum for us to move forward,” the administration official said. The Vatican was the only government that participated in the negotiations between the U.S. and Cuba. Vatican officials were “in those meetings,” the official said.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyR09SP9qdA&sns=em Afiya says FOH :chase:

      All these wonky eyed fools :smh: :confused:

    • San ah make ya dance

      I hope they don’t try to extradite Assata Shakur from there :bite:
      ------------
      :dead:
      Run Forest! Run

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      The Vatican was the only government
      ________________

      :think: have they always been considered as a government? this is interesting to say the least.

    • Unshakable

      @Afiya,

      Aside from Bill "Syphillis" eye, who else has a Cyclops eye? :think:

    • San ah make ya dance

      :newpost:

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      All these wonky eyed fools
      ________________

      yall bout to make me look at cross eyed people and stroke victims differently. why must the roses ruin everything?? :crying:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      I like this pope:

      __________________

      :cosign: He wanna unite errybody.
      US/Cuba
      Catholic Church/Gays

      And break up PedoPriests/Children

      I like the way he thinks :yes:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      :rofl: at Run Forest

      Aside from Bill “Syphillis” eye, who else has a Cyclops eye? < --- YALL LEAVE FOREST WHIT ALONE!!

    • MissArtist

      I don't think Manny would win, not now and not years ago. I did hear about the steroids thing but people's psyches can be weird especially when you're undefeated. I just want to see the fight.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

      @USER
      yes, the Vatican has always been considered a "government." Has their own army and everything.

    • http://n/a n1kk1a

      Hopefully Obama will give her a pardon, but I don't think she'll be too happy about this....

    • http://n/a n1kk1a

      ^^ Assata I mean