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Apartheid South Africa

South Africa's Inspirational Goodbye to Nelson Mandela

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 02.14.2014 | World
Mohamed A. El-Erian

During his nearly three decades of often-cruel imprisonment, Mr. Mandela was repeatedly offered his personal freedom provided he agreed to conditions that limited the freedom of others. Every single time, he refused.

Remembering How Hip Hop Took On the Issue of Apartheid

Davey D | Posted 02.08.2014 | Black Voices
Davey D

In South Africa, there were scores of rappers, but the most potent and most political was Prophets of Da City (POC) who wound up being banned by the government because of their lyrics.

Did Margaret Thatcher Help Or Hinder Apartheid?

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 06.09.2013 | Black Voices

JOHANNESBURG — Nineteen years after the end of apartheid, South Africans are still passionately divided over whether Margaret Thatcher helped or...

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Shocked At Possible Prosecution

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 03.17.2013 | Black Voices

JOHANNESBURG -- Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie expressed "surprise and shock" that prosecutors are considering charges against her following the exhu...

Young Activists' Bodies Exhumed In South Africa Echoes Of Dark Past

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 05.12.2013 | Black Voices

JOHANNESBURG -- Forensic scientists on Tuesday exhumed two bodies believed to belong to young activists last seen 24 years ago at the home of Winnie M...

My Outing with Apartheid's Enforcers

James Peron | Posted 05.22.2012 | Gay Voices
James Peron

It was during the twilight years of the evil called apartheid that I moved to South Africa to fight for causes that I deeply felt. In my apartment looking out toward the clunky Voortrekker Monument, I started a gay newspaper.

Glenn Beck, Immigration, and Social Justice

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Beck promised on his radio show that "the hammer" would be coming down on me, and that he would devote a week of his TV show to bringing me down. I took that as a "no" to dialogue, but I've decided to go ahead without him.