The ugly turn in Canadian-Cuba relations stemming from Canada's new visa requirements puts at risk decades of creative, productive connections between Cuban and Canadian people.
A first-ever official royal visit now signals a sea change in British foreign policy towards post-Fidel Cuba.
Character, resilience, convenience and sustainability are what make cities great places to live and learn.
As Cuba opens up, the country has the chance to lead a shift away from the dream of car ownership.
Natural hair has become a political rallying point for women across the African diaspora. For these women, wearing natural hair is way to resist Eurocentric norms and "post-racial" political thought.
Whoever wins the keys to the White House in November, it is far from guaranteed that Barack Obama's detente with the Cubans will continue.