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Mandela Day

Mandela Day: 67 Minutes That Could Change Your Life Forever

Jamie Joseph | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact
Jamie Joseph

For 67 years the late Mr. Nelson Mandela devoted his life to the service of humanity -- as a human rights lawyer, a prisoner of conscience, an international peacemaker, and the first democratically elected president of a free South Africa, my homeland.

Mandela Day: Give Just 67 Minutes

Richard Branson | Posted 09.17.2013 | Impact
Richard Branson

July 18 is known around the globe as Mandela Day -- a celebration of the wonderful Nelson Mandela, his tireless struggle for human dignity and his lifelong commitment to pursue the greater good.

Happy Birthday, Nelson Mandela!

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 09.17.2013 | Black Voices

JOHANNESBURG — Hospital visitors say Nelson Mandela smiled and nodded Thursday – his 95th birthday – and South Africans celebrated u...

Mandela's Birthday Spurs Outpouring Of Kind Deeds

AP | WANDOO MAKURDI | Posted 09.16.2013 | Impact

JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela has made "dramatic progress," and may be going home "anytime soon," said his daughter Zindzi on the eve of his 95t...

My Apology on International Mandela Day

Jayaseelan Naidoo | Posted 09.17.2012 | World
Jayaseelan Naidoo

I reflect on that ground breaking day, Feb. 2, 1990, when F.W. de Klerk lifted a 30-year ban on the ANC and all banned organizations and announced that Nelson Mandela would be released from prison. It marked the beginning of irreversible change. We knew that something had to change.

We Call Him Madiba

Lira | Posted 09.17.2012 | Black Voices
Lira

The rest of the world knows him as Nelson Mandela. We, as South Africans, choose to call him Madiba, his Xhosa clan name. Since I was a young girl growing up in the Daveyton township in Johannesburg's East Rand, Madiba has always been my hero.

South Africa Serenades Mandela With 'Happy Birthday'

AP | Posted 06.18.2012 | World

JOHANNESBURG -- Nelson Mandela's office has released a video of South Africans singing "Happy Birthday" in an effort to motivate people around the wor...

Cape Town's Stunning Beauty And Deep History

Kristofer Eisenla | Posted 06.22.2012 | Travel
Kristofer Eisenla

Whether you visit Cape Town for fun or business, you will not be disappointed in the stunning sights or rich history lesson you get during your visit.

Desmond Tutu: Young South Africans Don't Know What Mandela Did for Us

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 09.17.2011 | World
Elisabeth Braw

Today, Nelson Mandela turns 93. I spoke with Desmond Tutu, the former Archbishop of Cape Town, who like Mandela won a Nobel Prize for his role in bringing an end to apartheid.

Top 10 New York Summer Concerts

Cyndi Lauper | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Cyndi Lauper

Summer concerts recommended by Cyndi Lauper.

Honoring Nelson Mandela

David Dinkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Dinkins

On this first Mandela Day, we might be reminded of the words of an ANC freedom song.