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The Banality of Evil: Lessons From South African Apartheid

Michael Keegan | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics
Michael Keegan

The passing of Nelson Mandela brought back to mind many of the lessons of that experience and what they mean for us today here at home. No system, however evil, is ever permanent. And no system, no matter how righteous, just continues to be so without eternal vigilance.

What Mandela Meant to an 8-Year-Old Boy: Looking Back and Looking Forward

Roderick Carey | Posted 02.10.2014 | World
Roderick Carey

Nationally, we had Martin, Marcus, and Malcolm. Now we added Mandela among the giants of justice.

Sam Stein

After Mandela Ended Apartheid, He Had To Learn How To Run A Presidential Campaign | Sam Stein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The election outcome may seem preordained when you’re running for president after you've helped end apartheid and spent 27 years in pr...

Nelson Mandela's Religious Worldview In His Own Words

Posted 12.06.2013 | Religion

Nelson Mandela was one of the most important figures in the 20th century. In his struggle to free South Africa from apartheid, Mandela embodied the po...

WATCH: Nelson Mandela's Inspirational Speeches

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who served 27 years in prison for anti-apartheid activities and led his continent into a new era, has d...

LOOK: History Of Apartheid In South Africa

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 12.05.2013 | World

Nelson Mandela died Thursday at the age of 95. The former President of South Africa left an indelible mark on both his country and the world, becoming...

Mandela, Miami and Cuba: The Real Story

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 09.23.2013 | Latino Voices
Arturo Lopez Levy

Capitalizing on Nelson Mandela's health problems, embargo supporters have constructed a false parallel between the multilateral sanctions against South Africa's apartheid regime and the illegal, immoral embargo against Cuba. Mandela's own relationship with Cuba tells a different story, with important lessons for current foreign policy.

America's Shameful Treatment of Mandela Still Lingers

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.01.2013 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The embrace of Mandela and the reality of black majority rule in South Africa have come at a steep price. The price was the U.S. government's decades old assault on Mandela's character and leadership.

Free At Last: Nelson Mandela Released From Prison On This Day In History

The Huffington Post | Jermaine Spradley | Posted 02.11.2013 | Black Voices

On this day, 23 years ago, Nelson Mandela was released from the South African prison where he'd been held for nearly 27 years. In August of 1962 M...

Right On, Fight On for Mandela Day With joinFITE

Jane D. Wurwand | Posted 09.17.2012 | Impact
Jane D. Wurwand

Nelson Mandela says that poverty is not an accident -- it is the result of human actions, and can be, and must be corrected by human actions.