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Nurses need to be listened to, not blamed

By Suzanne Gordon

Stop blaming nurses for the potential spread of Ebola.

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.

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.