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Matt Sledge

CIA Sued To Solve Decades-Old Nelson Mandela Mystery | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

A transparency researcher sued the Central Intelligence Agency on Wednesday for the release of potentially embarrassing files on Nelson Mandela, the S...

Mandela: My Witness to Greatness

Rep. Barbara Lee | Posted 02.12.2014 | Black Voices
Rep. Barbara Lee

President Mandela taught us so many lessons. From reconciliation and personal perseverance to the true meaning of public service and the importance national liberation movements, what he taught us was to never give up the fight for justice.

Thousands Queue To Pay Tribute To Mandela

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.11.2014 | World

Up to 14,000 people viewed Nelson Mandela's body on the first day of his lying in state, the government said Thursday, announcing that shuttle service...

Photo Purporting To Show Mandela Lying In State Sparks Anger

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.11.2014 | World

The South African government said Thursday it would not release photographs of Nelson Mandela lying in state, and urged people to shun a purported ima...

Farewell, Tata

Diann Rust-Tierney | Posted 02.10.2014 | World
Diann Rust-Tierney

When I think of a world without our beloved Mandela, I imagine how empty it will feel without his great intellect and incredible gift.

Remembering the Greatest Political Leader of the 20th Century: Nelson Mandela

Jim Wallis | Posted 02.10.2014 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Today I had the great honor of saying an opening prayer at the National Cathedral's memorial service for Nelson Mandela, the most important political leader of the 20th century. This was an honor, not only because of Mandela's stature on the world's stage, but because he was someone I admired very deeply and personally.

Joseph and Mandela: Exemplars of Reconciliation (Vayehi, Genesis 47:28-50:26)

Rabbi Toba Spitzer | Posted 02.10.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Toba Spitzer

Those lofty goals are far from being met in South Africa, or here in the U.S., for that matter. Mandela's legacy to us is to hold out the greater vision of reconciliation, a dream of justice grounded in a profound faith in the human capacity to change.


Shan Wells | Posted 02.10.2014 | Denver
Shan Wells


WATCH: Jay Z's Tribute To Madiba

Posted 12.16.2013 | Black Voices

As the world continues to mourn the loss of Nelson Mandela, many entertainers are paying homage to the former South African president through various ...

Honor Mandela by Carrying On the Struggle for Justice and Peace

John Dear | Posted 02.10.2014 | Impact
John Dear

We need Mandela's same brave determined spirit if we're to take on the impossible task of trying to end war, poverty, hunger, gun violence, drones, executions, nuclear weapons and environmental destruction.

10 Memorable Images From Mandela's Memorial

Posted 12.10.2013 | World

A boy with "Rest In Peace Nelson Mandela" painted on his face looks up to the skies during the memorial service for former South African president Nel...

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...

International Human Rights Day: African American Faith Leaders Call for End to War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration

Iva E. Carruthers | Posted 02.08.2014 | World
Iva E. Carruthers

The U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with over 2.3 million people behind bars. Let us act to show that this nation is concerned about the human rights violations that are happening at home.

Kanye West Tweets In Response To Fake Mandela Interview

Posted 12.09.2013 | Entertainment

Upset that he was falsely quoted as comparing himself to Nelson Mandela, Kanye West took to Twitter Monday to set the record straight. The Daily C...

On Leadership: From Washington to Mandela

Jana Novak | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Jana Novak

It is not that both were not ambitious men who aspired to power -- they both certainly were. It is that they both were leaders who understood that, as Voltaire said, with great power comes great responsibility.

Al Sharpton Blasts US Over Nelson Mandela

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media

Reverend Al Sharpton spoke on Sunday about the dangers of rewriting history when it comes to the death of Nelson Mandela and America's relations with ...

Nelson Mandela and Why I'm in South Africa

Elizabeth Gould | Posted 02.08.2014 | World
Elizabeth Gould

Madiba was that singular, solid, reassuring force for a country slowly, fitfully transforming itself from one of the world's most oppressive regimes into one of its most progressive young democracies.

Memories of Meeting Nelson Mandela

Meredith Carlson Daly | Posted 02.07.2014 | Impact
Meredith Carlson Daly

I had the good fortune to meet Mr. Mandela in 1994 in my homeland of South Africa, days before the historic elections. The journey leading to that meeting was a long one, a circle, a return to my childhood.

Amanda Terkel

Newt Gingrich 'Very Surprised' At Nelson Mandela Backlash | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said Sunday he was "very surprised" at people who were critical of his decision to praise Nel...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week brought the passing of Nelson Mandela. He was a man whose towering authority derived from his relentless devotion to humanity at its most basic level. While locked away for 27 years, the rage of injustice was supplanted by a willingness to build bridges to those who'd imprisoned him. After his release in 1990, his first goal was reconciliation, not retribution. "The whites are our fellow South Africans," he said the next morning. "We want them to feel safe." And after becoming the first democratically elected black president of South Africa, that unremitting dedication to what's best in us continued. "He no longer belongs to us," said President Obama upon learning of his death, "he belongs to the ages." But let's not relegate him to the ages just yet -- we desperately need his spirit of transcendence and compassion right now. As he wrote in 1995: "It always seems impossible until it's done." Rest in Peace, Madiba.

How American Conservatives Turned A Blind Eye To South African Apartheid

Posted 12.09.2013 | Politics

As news of Nelson Mandela's death spread on Thursday, Americans on the right and left lauded his accomplishments and expressed their sadness at his pa...

Nelson Mandela Losing Son To AIDS Was Turning Point In Activism, Awareness

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact

Updated Dec. 8, 2013 3:25 p.m. EST In what some have said was a watershed moment, former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela, who died Thursda...

How Nelson Mandela Changed My World

Angelique Kidjo | Posted 02.05.2014 | World
Angelique Kidjo

What my father told me was exactly what Mandela said when he got out of jail. He asked the South African people to rewrite their songs, to resist their first impulse. He said: Please do not to be defined by the prejudices of your enemies.

Bill Clinton On Why Nelson Mandela Became 'A Hero'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.06.2013 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton weighed in on the late South African President Nelson Mandela, telling CNN he "became a hero because he survived and he ...

What Kids Can Learn From Nelson Mandela

Posted 12.06.2013 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Topic: The passing of Nelson Mandela Story to read: Former South...