Poet Sonia Greenfield ruminates over the racism and ethnocentrism involved in international responses to epidemics, including the recent Ebola outbreak, which was mostly concentrated in West Africa.
When the deadly international health crisis is over, the world will be morally indebted to a tiny island nation that has suffered economic attack from the U.S. for more than half a century.
U.S. right-wingers are fanning a hysteria that could damage the fight against the disease and discriminate against both Africans and African-Americans.
Doctors Without Borders was on the scene in West Africa six months before the U.N. declared the outbreak a "threat to international peace and security."
Western inaction has worsened the crisis in part because there was no money to be made before the disease reached epidemic proportions.
Ebola has officially come to the United States, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is attempting to contain Americans' anxieties along with the spread of the potentially deadly virus.
Kenya is the next African nation to be put on alert by the World Health Organization, which has categorized the country as a "high-risk" site for a potential Ebola outbreak.
Supermodels might do well to keep their manicured hands out of global politics, judging by the case of Naomi Campbell and her questionable link to ousted Liberian President Charles Taylor (continued).
Gruesome details are emerging from the war crimes trial of Charles Taylor (above, right), the former president of Liberia. The leader of one of Taylor's death squads has testified that the president ordered his militias to cannibalize their enemies, including African and U.N. peacekeepers.