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The Drawdown of the UN Mission in Liberia Resumes

Karin Landgren | Posted 04.29.2015 | World
Karin Landgren

Liberia has 14 months to assume full responsibility for all facets of its security. Lessons learned during the Ebola crisis can help ensure a successful transition.

Are Mormons Playing the Race Card?

Seth Adam Smith | Posted 04.21.2015 | Religion
Seth Adam Smith

As a practicing Mormon, I applaud the makers of this FREETOWN for bringing poignant questions to the screen in a powerful, faith-promoting way.

How Headshots Are Humanizing Ebola Health Care Workers

James Heffernan | Posted 04.09.2015 | World
James Heffernan

Except perhaps on Halloween, most of us don't like to see faces hidden by hoods, which suggest mystery and sometimes menace. So you may well imagine that even a patient suffering from Ebola might feel alienated by the sight of a health care worker totally enveloped in a protective suit--no matter how much help that worker might have to offer.

Freetown

Dwight Brown | Posted 04.07.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

Freetown doesn't tell its story with the eloquence and understatement of Abderrahmane Sissako's Timbuktu or the solid dramatic flourishes of Terry George's Hotel Rwanda. Still, the film depicts a part of African history that is worth knowing and sharing.

What I Learned From Surviving Two Crises In Liberia

James Collins | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
James Collins

I've been the small boy feeling he must face the world on his own, and the teenager in a war-torn country fearing for his life and the lives of his family members. For as long as these situations persist in the world, I speak from experience and believe there will always be love and families that can help these children overcome trauma and reach their full potential.

A Grim Anniversary for Liberia

Jolene Mullins | Posted 04.03.2015 | Impact
Jolene Mullins

Anniversaries. We use them to commemorate the best of times and the worst of times. In Liberia, this is a grim anniversary -- one year of fighting Ebola. As I look back on my past year, I think of where we all were in the beginning of April, 2014, and I think of where we need go.

Climate Change This Week: Warming Accelerating, US Utilities Going Green, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.31.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Censoring South Florida Sea Level Rise - maybe state employees aren't allowed ...

First Patient Diagnosed With Ebola In Liberia After 2 Week Hiatus

AP | Posted 03.20.2015 | World

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A patient has tested positive for Ebola in Liberia's capital, officials said Friday, deflating hopes that the West African ...

Communities May Be Key to Stopping Rape in Liberia

Karin Landgren | Posted 03.18.2015 | World
Karin Landgren

I strongly encourage Liberia to hold a nationwide discussion about the devastating effects of rape. Ultimately, the shocking rape numbers will not be reduced without major community mobilization across the country.

Liberia Releases Last Ebola Patient

AP | Posted 03.05.2015 | World

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia released its last Ebola patient, a 58-year old English teacher, from a treatment center in the capital on Thursday,...

Ebola: We Take Care to Keep You Safe

Lucy Carrigan | Posted 03.05.2015 | Impact
Lucy Carrigan

If you were to ask me what my lasting impression was of the people I met in Sierra Leone and Liberia, who have been leading the fight to combat the spread of Ebola it would be this: Courage. Incredibly tenacious, indefatigable, compassionate courage.

The Ebola Plague: African Heroes and Martyrs

Kwei Quartey | Posted 03.04.2015 | World
Kwei Quartey

During the height of the Ebola panic, nurse Kacie Hickox, who cared for Ebola victims in Sierra Leone, was forcibly quarantined in New Jersey on her return to the United States. Said a friend and former classmate, "She's really concerned about her colleagues coming back to the U.S. after her."

Jesus and the International Currency Exchange Traders in the Temple

Stan Duncan | Posted 05.03.2015 | Politics
Stan Duncan

Midway through Lent, pretty much every year, we clergy types have to look once again at an extremely odd story of Jesus taking a whip to the "Money Changers" in the Temple in Jerusalem.

Liberia To End Ebola Curfew, Open Land Border Crossings

AP | By JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH | Posted 04.22.2015 | World

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president on Friday ordered officials to lift an overnight curfew put in place six months ago to fight the Ebola ...

Liberia Schools Reopen With Increased Ebola Precautions

AP | JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH | Posted 02.17.2015 | Impact

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Students in Liberia began returning to the classroom Monday after a six-month closure during the Ebola epidemic that left t...

I Was a Black Power Fugitive

Oral Fixation | Posted 04.15.2015 | Black Voices
Oral Fixation

The summer of 1969 was the hottest of my life. After the call for black power, I and many activists were facing even more intensive attacks as J. Edgar Hoover's strategy for "counterinsurgency" unfolded.

These Photos Show Liberia's Hope And Relief As Ebola Wanes

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 02.04.2015 | World

The Ebola outbreak that wreaked havoc in west African countries over the past year is finally showing signs of receding. The number of new Ebola ca...

Liberia: Only 5 People Being Treated For Ebola

AP | JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH | Posted 03.28.2015 | World

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia said Monday that there are currently only five confirmed cases of Ebola in the entire country — a dramatic turnar...

One Small Step for Me Can Be a Giant Leap for Another

BRAC | Posted 03.25.2015 | Impact
BRAC

Out of the blue it struck me -- why did somebody else have to take the first step for me? I could help this innocent child. Her successful future could be a reality if I had the courage to take a first step.

As Ebola Slows, UN Builds Treatment Clinics Despite Criticism That It 'Makes No Sense'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.23.2015 | Impact

Liberia may be winning its war against Ebola, but ongoing construction on new patient treatment centers has left some discontented. "It just makes ...

Building a Stronger Liberia After Ebola

Karin Landgren | Posted 03.22.2015 | World
Karin Landgren

At this juncture, Liberia must address the factors that made it possible for Ebola to spread so quickly -- including the deep mistrust among Liberians, weakly-functioning social services, poor accountability and an overly centralized government.

Electricity: The Stuff of Dreams

Robert A. Freling | Posted 03.18.2015 | World
Robert A. Freling

Several promising vaccines for Ebola could become available in the coming months. But how will these vaccines be stored at their required temperatures in parts of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone where electricity supply is limited or non-existent?

Liberia Aims To Be Ebola-Free By End Of February

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2015 | World

MONROVIA, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Liberia, one of the three West African countries worst hit by Ebola, could be free of the virus by the end of next mont...

Ebola Killed Every Mother In This Village

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 01.23.2015 | World

One small town in Liberia has been so badly ravaged by Ebola that every single child has been left without his or her mother. The tragedy in the vi...

Ebola: How Quickly We Forget

Kwei Quartey | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics
Kwei Quartey

As we begin a new year, we often discard the less important memories of the preceding year, but some events should never be forgotten. Remember Ebola?