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'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

'Mandela' Screenwriter Makes SHOCKING Statement About '12 Years A Slave'

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 06.12.2014 | Black Voices

Steve McQueen's film "12 Years a Slave" not only received incredible praise from moviegoers and film gurus, it also snagged an Academy Award for Best ...

What Does U2's Bono Have to Say About Combatting Stigma Against People Living with HIV/AIDS? (VIDEO / AUDIO)

Nicholas Snow | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nicholas Snow

During a recent interview as presented on my podcast, SnowbizNow, Bono of U2 fame celebrates the late, great Nelson Mandela and the song "Ordinary Love," and talks about the fight against HIV/AIDS as well in this historic episode.

'Mandela' Movie Gets TV Premiere Date

Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

Despite its nationwide release to theaters on Dec. 25, The Weinstein Co. has already set their sights on premiering “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom...

Christmas Behind Bars With Nelson Mandela: Recollections of Younger Anti-apartheid Activist Saths Cooper

Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D. | Posted 02.26.2014 | World
Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D.

The opening of the biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom on Christmas Day in America was an appropriately timed gift, given the film's message about faith in one's belief, overcoming injustice and choosing love over hate.

Nelson Mandela: A Leader's Legacy Living and Breathing Within Today's Youth

Denzel Cummings | Posted 02.14.2014 | College
Denzel Cummings

Mandela's legacy has touched every continent, but it is distinctly personal for me as I see his influence in every mother and father figure I've ever had in my life.

Oprah's Favorite Nelson Mandela Memory

OWN | Posted 12.13.2013 | OWN

To prepare for his role in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," actor Idris Elba says he studied everything he could get his hands on about the former Sou...

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

From the opening shot of a small African boy running through the bush, we know the realm that this film occupies. Fortunately, the performances of both Idris Elba as Mandela and Naomie Harris as Winnie lift this above melodrama - just.

The Authenticity of Nelson Mandela

Lorna Bright | Posted 02.05.2014 | World
Lorna Bright

From his widely acclaimed accomplishments, we all can be inspired to a greater participation in and contribution to the world around us. But along with all of that, there are three inspiring features to be found in the more basic information and experiences of this great man's magnanimous life.

Idris Elba Reacts To Nelson Mandela's Death

Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Idris Elba is the most recent actor to portay Nelson Mandela, and the "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" star released a statement following the South Af...

Remember Nelson Mandela With These Movies

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.06.2013 | Entertainment

The news of Nelson Mandela's death at age 95 has prompted tributes devoted to every aspect of the former South African president's life. Like most maj...

Box Office Record!

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.02.2014 | Black Voices

"Long Walk to Freedom", a film based on the life of Nelson Mandela, has became South Africa's all-time highest grossing picture after its opening last...

Honoring Nelson Mandela

George H. W. Bush | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
George H. W. Bush

I was honored to be the first American President to welcome Mr. Mandela to the White House. It remains a genuine highlight from those four years I was privileged to hold that high office.

Tribute to Nelson Mandela

Muhammad Ali | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Muhammad Ali

Few men in the history of mankind have had more impact on a nation and inspired the world.

Movie Review: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Given how much history this film has to cover, it tends to jump around. But Idris Elba is its anchor, physically and emotionally, just as Mandela himself held the movement that was the African National Congress together, even as he moldered in a jail cell on Robben Island.

Mike Ryan

Idris Elba Needs Your Help To Become James Bond

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 11.20.2013 | Entertainment

Idris Elba isn't afraid to tell you when he doesn't like a question. He kind of notoriously doesn't love questions about "The Wire," and, as I found o...

Noamie Harris Reveals The Most Important Advice She Received For 'Mandela' Role

Posted 11.18.2013 | Black Voices

The past few years have been a bit of a whirlwind for Naomie Harris. Following the British native's role in “Skyfall” she immediately went on to p...

New U2 Song Highlights 'Mandela' Trailer

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.18.2013 | Entertainment

"They can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart." So says Nelson Mandela, as played with what looks like rich commitment...

New Look At Nelson Mandela Film

Posted 10.16.2013 | Entertainment

Set for release on Nov. 29, "Mandela: A Long Walk To Freedom" stars Idris Elba as the title civil rights pioneer and future South African president. I...

Idris Elba's Mandela Film To Receive Royal Treatment

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 10.11.2013 | Black Voices

Justin Chadwick's Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, starring Idris Elba and Naomie Harris, will play to a royal audience after being picked for this year...

Hollywood's 'Race Problem' Is Worse Than You Think

Kia Makarechi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Kia Makarechi

In bleak situations, incremental improvements can be mistaken for evolution. So it goes with Hollywood's consistent inability to include actors of color.

Mike Ryan

The Movies With The Most Buzz At TIFF Are ...

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 09.04.2013 | Entertainment

From Sept. 5, when Bill Condon's "The Fifth Estate" premieres, to Sept. 14, when Daniel Schechter's Elmore Leonard adaptation "Life of Crime" debuts, ...

'Luther' Movie In The Works?

Posted 09.03.2013 | Black Voices

Golden Globe award-winner Idirs Elba and his popular BBC crime drama series, “Luther” may have a possible future in theaters, according to the sho...

Explosive First Trailer For Nelson Mandela Movie

Posted 07.18.2013 | Entertainment

"Shall we begin?" Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela asks in the first trailer for "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom." As it turns out, marketing for the Weins...

Moving First Look At Mandela Movie

Posted 07.12.2013 | Entertainment

"People learn to hate. They can be taught to love. For love comes more naturally to the human heart." Those are the words of Nelson Mandela as spoken ...

His Big Break

Posted 05.30.2013 | Entertainment

Idris Elba stars as Nelson Mandela in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," and its role that could have the popular actor in the thick of the Oscar race c...