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Nurses need to be listened to, not blamed

By Suzanne Gordon

Stop blaming nurses for the potential spread of Ebola.

Ten years after Katrina, New Orleans is failing its kids

by Ashana Bigard

I am a parent of three, a black New Orleanian with roots going back at least five generations. I’m usually happy and optimistic, but when I talk about what has happened to my city, especially its schools, I become angry.
Even before Hurricane Katrina struck the city on Aug. 29, 2005, the schools of New Orleans were dilapidated. In the aftermath of the disaster, I participated in what felt like a hundred processes with parents and community members talking about what they would like to see happen. I thought we would be heard.

U.S.-Cuba relations still far from normal

by Louis A. Perez Jr.

U.S.-Cuba relations are still far from normal — and may never be.
Secretary of State John Kerry has heralded the renewal of diplomatic ties, symbolized by the formal reopening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana, as a step “to restoring fully normal relations between the United States and Cuba.”

Julian Bond, colleague and inspiration

by Clarence Lusane

I had the great fortune to have had Julian Bond as a colleague at American University.
On a number of occasions, I sat in on his lectures or talks. These were mostly small, intimate gatherings away from cameras and the media. That is when Julian Bond the agitator became Julian Bond the educator, effortlessly mesmerizing young minds eager for his knowledge and experience.

Republican anti-immigrant agenda will backfire

by Alvaro Huerta

Congressional Republicans are exploiting a senseless crime to try to push through anti-immigrant legislation.
In the wake of the tragic murder of Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco by Francisco Sanchez, an undocumented immigrant recently released from the county jail, House and Senate Republicans have introduced a slew of bills.

What Obama needs to do for Africa

by Clarence Lusane

President Obama’s recent Africa tour could be of great significance.
Much of the media focus was on the “family reunion” dimension of Obama’s journey to his father’s country, and the symbolism of his trip as the first sitting president to visit Kenya and Ethiopia and to address the African Union. But the president should aim to achieve more than symbolism. What can he do to leave a positive, concrete legacy in the region?