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Nelson Mandela Birthday

Google's Mandela Doodle Is Their Best To Date

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 07.18.2014 | Black Voices

What better way to spend #MandelaDay than reading wise words from the civil rights hero himself? Google is celebrating Nelson Mandela’s birthday ...

What a Drive Through Mandela's Homeland Taught Me About Water

Robyn Beavers | Posted 09.17.2014 | Impact
Robyn Beavers

I arrived in Mandela's homeland thinking I had something to offer, but left feeling like I had just been given an education by some wiser friends.

South Africans Remember Mandela On His Birthday

AP | Posted 07.18.2014 | World

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans are marking Nelson Mandela's birthday with charitable acts in honor of the former president, whose death in Decem...

Celebrating Nelson Mandela as a 'Jewel of India'

Varun Soni | Posted 09.18.2013 | Religion
Varun Soni

As the world celebrates his 95th birthday this week, many countries and communities claim him as one of their own, including India and Indians, who have a long history and unique relationship with him.

Top 15 Song Tributes to Madiba in Honor of Mandela Day

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 09.17.2013 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

Nelson Mandela, whose July 18th birthday is known and celebrated worldwide as Mandela Day, is hugely influential and inspirational to musicians, who've found it easy to wrap poetry and melodies around the leader's tragic and triumphant life since.

Lawmakers Celebrate 'Remarkable' Nelson Mandela On His 95th Birthday

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress are celebrating the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela on the anti-apartheid leader's 95th birthday. Republican...

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...

LOOK: Ways To Give Back On Nelson Mandela Day

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact

In honor of Mandela Day this Thursday, activists and organizations are encouraging people to find ways to serve others. Mandela's foundation asked ...

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...

WATCH: Nelson Mandela's Granddaughters Discuss His Condition

Huffington Post | Posted 07.16.2013 | Black Voices

Nelson Mandela's condition is "stable but critical" his granddaughters, Swati Dlamini and Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway, told HuffPost Live's Marc Lamont Hil...

Nelson Mandela's 95th Birthday Wish

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 09.09.2013 | Impact

JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela is responding to treatment and the 94-year-old's condition remains critical but stable after more than a month in ...

How The World Plans To Celebrate Mandela's 95th Birthday

Agence France Presse | | Posted 08.19.2013 | Black Voices

Nelson Mandela's foundation has vowed to press ahead with upcoming 95th birthday celebrations, as the global peace icon underwent a 12th day in hospit...

The Week In Culture

Posted 07.22.2012 | Home

Last week in culture, we experienced great beauty as well as tremendous tragedy - from Nelson Mandela's birthday to the catastrophic movie theater sho...

We Call Him Madiba

Lira | Posted 09.17.2012 | 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.

Millions Of Children Sing For Leader's Birthday

AP | By ANGUS SHAW | Posted 09.17.2012 | World

JOHANNESBURG -- A nation divided between black and white, rich and poor, came together Wednesday to honor Nelson Mandela, the deeply loved statesman w...

Happy Birthday Nelson!

AP | KIM CHAKANETSA | Posted 09.16.2012 | World

JOHANNESBURG — Annah Nankie Nhlapo has been waiting 22 years for a home. On a dusty narrow road on the outskirts of Johannesburg, the foundation...

World Celebrates As Mandela Turns 93

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 09.17.2011 | World

Happy birthday, Nelson Mandela! The former President of South Africa and renowned activist is celebrating his 93rd birthday today, and while he has...

Nelson Mandela's Grandchildren Attacked By Gunmen After His Birthday Party

AP | TSHEGO LETSHWITI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela's grandchildren underwent a harrowing ordeal with gunmen following the South African icon's 92nd birthday party, b...

Nelson Mandela's Birthday Message: Rich Should Help The Poor

AP | CELEAN JACOBSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

QUNU, South Africa — Nelson Mandela sat beaming in a yellow armchair, his legs propped up on a large stool and covered with a pale yellow blanke...