Subversive Revolutionaries 

This was the title of the July 30th sermon at Minneapolis’ Westminster Presbyterian Church by Associate Pastor, Rev. Sarah Brouwer.[1]           Listening for the Word The central part of the service—Listening for the Word—featured the reading of the Scriptures and the preaching of the sermon. Scripture Reading  The main Scripture for … Continue reading Subversive Revolutionaries 

Another U.S. Designation of  Cubans Ineligible To Enter U.S.   

On January 2, 2020, the U.S. Department of State designated  Leopoldo Cintra Frias and his two children ineligible to enter the U.S.[1] He is the Minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba (MINFAR) and according to the State Department. “bears responsibility for Cuba’s actions to prop up the former Maduro regime in Venezuela.  Alongside … Continue reading Another U.S. Designation of  Cubans Ineligible To Enter U.S.   

Giving Thanks for Refugees and Other Immigrants 

On Thanksgiving Day 2020 I give thanks for the courage and fortitude of immigrants in my own family and of refugees and other immigrants in the U.S.. Personal Ancestral Immigrants My earliest immigrant ancestor, to my knowledge, was William Brown (my seventh maternal great-grandfather), who left England as a young boy before 1686 to come … Continue reading Giving Thanks for Refugees and Other Immigrants 

List of Posts to dwkcommentaries—Topical: United States (HISTORY)

  # Date Title     William Brown and His  Descendants, c. 1669–1813 256 05/07/12 Rev. Charles Edwin Brown’s Lineage in America 258 05/12/12 Ancestor’s Military Service in King George’s War 288 07/12/12 Ancestors’ Military Service in the French and Indian War 289 07/14/12 Ancestor’s Service as Leader of Leicester, Massachusetts 290 07/16/12 Great Britain’s … Continue reading List of Posts to dwkcommentaries—Topical: United States (HISTORY)

U.S. Comments About Cuba at the Organization of American States (OAS)

On June 27, 2019, Kimberly Breier, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, addressed the 49th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Medellin, Colombia.[1] This gathering marked the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the OAS Charter and the American Declaration of Rights and Duties of Man, a document … Continue reading U.S. Comments About Cuba at the Organization of American States (OAS)

Prominent Historians and New York Times Official’s Comments About The 1619 Project    

As explained in a prior post, in August 2019, the New York Times Magazine published what it called “The 1619 Project” to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first slaves brought to the British Colonies in North America and to “reframe American  history by considering . . . 1619 as our nation’s birth year . … Continue reading Prominent Historians and New York Times Official’s Comments About The 1619 Project    

Young Cuban Discusses the Many Problems of His Country

Abraham Jiménez Enoa, a young Cuban journalist, in a New York Times article, has commented on the many problems of his country.[1] An overarching problem is a declining and aging population. Now Cuba has the largest population of people 60 and over in Latin America and by 2030 the government projects almost one-third of the … Continue reading Young Cuban Discusses the Many Problems of His Country

Venezuelan Power Outage Causes New Crisis

On March 7 Venezuela had a major electrical power outage that continues to this day. On March 11 this outage resulted in harsh words and actions by the United States, Cuba and Venezuela. When and how it will end, the public does not know. Secretary Pompeo’s Morning Comments [1] On the morning of March 11, … Continue reading Venezuelan Power Outage Causes New Crisis

The Inauguration of Cuba’s New President, Miguel Díaz-Canel

On April 19, Miguel Diaz-Canel officially became Cuba’s new President of the Councils of State and Ministers. Born after the Revolution in 1960, he grew up in the central province of Villa Clara, about three hours from Havana, the son of a schoolteacher and a factory worker. He studied electrical engineering at the Central University … Continue reading The Inauguration of Cuba’s New President, Miguel Díaz-Canel