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Nurses need to be listened to, not blamed

By Suzanne Gordon

Stop blaming nurses for the potential spread of Ebola.

Driving While Black Should Not Be An Offense

by Fred McKissack Jr.

The Justice Department’s report on Ferguson, Mo., reveals a major problem.
It describes how a predominately white police department waved off offenses by friends and family, all the while hounding the city’s black residents and running a moneymaking scheme to protect officers’ jobs and power.

U.S. Response to Venezuela Is Biased

The U.S. reaction to events in Venezuela has been highly partisan.
The government of President Nicolas Maduro is depicted as losing popular support and purportedly relying on repression to stay in power. Meanwhile, in Mexico, where, according to a recent study, 13 Mexicans disappear every day, and President Enrique Pena Nieto’s administration has violently repressed public protests, Washington and the U.S. media have remained largely silent.

50 Years After Selma, America Retreats on Civil Rights

By David A. Love

Half a century after the Selma march, the United States is turning its back on civil rights.
March 7 marks the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. Depicted in the highly acclaimed recent movie “Selma,” the brutal police assault on nonviolent protesters became a turning point in the civil rights movement and a factor leading to the passage of the Voting Rights Act.
Today, the political heirs of those who stood in the way of equality back in the 1960s are doing whatever they can to roll back these gains.

Black Girls Matter, Too

by Elizabeth Ann Thompson

A recent report focuses on an overlooked segment of the population: black girls.
“Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected” was released in early February by the African American Policy Forum and Columbia University’s Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies. It “endeavors to shine a spotlight on the various factors that direct girls of color down dead-end streets while obscuring their vulnerabilities.”

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.