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Mandela Day

Mandela Day Celebrates The Legacy Of The Iconic Hero

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 07.18.2015 | Black Voices

Saturday marks Nelson Mandela International Day, a celebration of the former South African President's 97th birthday and legacy. Mandela Day honors th...

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.

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 02.01.2016 | Black Voices

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.

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.