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Nadine Gordimer: The Great Post-Mandela Disillusion

Michael Skafidas | Posted 12.24.2014 | World
Michael Skafidas

"I am afraid that, in South Africa, we have not done with our freedom what we said we were going to do. And that makes it now the worst of times because it is a great disillusion."

Honoring Mandela: A Better Man, Not a Bitter Man

Bernice A. King | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics
Bernice A. King

My family's appreciation of Mr. Mandela dates back nearly a half century, long before millions knew who he was, when my father, Martin Luther King, Jr. was in London preparing for his acceptance of the Nobel Prize for Peace to occur three days later in Oslo, Norway.

Behind Eulogies, U.S. Deeply Conflicted On Mandela

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Nelson Mandela eulogized to the world by President Barack Obama as "a giant of history" and the "last great liberator of the 2...

Nelson Mandela: A Source of Inspiration in Volatile Times

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 08.27.2013 | Black Voices
Marybeth Gasman

As I read and listened to the hateful commentary from those against gay marriage, I thought about Mandela and how he fought for equality and led and loved by example. How can any of us deny two consenting adults that love each other deeply the right to marry?

Nelson Mandela Anniversary: South Africa Celebrates 20 Years Since Freedom

AP | DONNA BRYSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JOHANNESBURG — South African lawmakers sang Nelson Mandela's praises Thursday as the anti-apartheid icon settled into parliament's public galler...

Newsweek: How Nelson Mandela's Legacy Hurts South Africa

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A president's first-hundred-days milestone isn't as breathlessly awaited in other countries as it is in America. And so South African President Jacob ...