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Nurses need to be listened to, not blamed

By Suzanne Gordon

Stop blaming nurses for the potential spread of Ebola.

Malcolm X, the Civil Rights Leader America Would Rather Forget

by Orson Aguilar

Martin Luther King and Malcolm X were the two defining civil rights leaders of the 1960s, but only one of them got a holiday. The other has been largely ignored by white America because 50 years after his assassination on Feb. 21, 1965, he still makes whites uncomfortable.
Rather than ignore that discomfort, Americans should learn from it.

Few Black People in Hollywood Suites

by Emily Bernard

An impending departure of a top Hollywood executive reveals a lot about the industry’s blind spot on race.
Sony Pictures Co-Chair Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin traded obnoxious e-mail jokes about President Obama in November 2013. The exchange was occasioned by a breakfast gathering for the president and Hollywood powerbrokers hosted by Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation and a major donor to the Democratic Party.

Celebrating the Day Mandela Walked Free

by Clarence Lusane

Few events bring together the entire world in collective celebration. Feb. 11, 1990, was such a day, when Nelson Mandela walked out of prison after 27 years of incarceration.

U.S. Needs to Keep Past in Mind With Cuba

by Louis A. Perez Jr.

To better assess the recent change in U.S.-Cuba relations, we need a fuller historical understanding.
Much of the discussion in the United States during the last some weeks has tended to focus on undoing the effects of the past 50-plus years, a time that the Wall Street Journal has characterized as a period of “long-strained relations.”

How India is Assassinating Gandhi's Legacy

by Arun Gandhi

On Jan. 30, 1948, my grandfather Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the great Indian leader and champion of nonviolence, fell to an assassin’s bullets. Indian society has recently faced a sustained assault by people of the same ideological ilk as the man who fired those fatal shots.