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South Africans Mark 25th Anniversary Of Mandela's Prison Release

AP | LYNSEY CHUTEL | Posted 02.11.2015 | Black Voices

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela insisted that he wanted to walk out of prison, when then President F. W. de Klerk told him he would finally be fr...

South Africa Marks Anniversary Of Mandela's Death

AP | LYNSEY CHUTEL | Posted 12.05.2014 | World

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Friends and family of Nelson Mandela laid wreaths Friday at a bronze statue of the late statesman to mark the anniversary of his...

South African Inmates Crochet Blankets For Mandela

AP | LYNSEY CHUTEL | Posted 12.04.2014 | Black Voices

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Ahead of the first anniversary of Nelson Mandela's death, inmates at a South African prison have been making brightly colored bl...

Mandela's Will Worth $4.1 Million

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 02.05.2014 | Black Voices

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela's estate, worth roughly $4.1 million, will be shared between his family, members of his staff, schools that he at...

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 Makes Final Journey Home

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 02.14.2014 | Black Voices

QUNU, South Africa (AP) — His flag-draped casket resting on a carpet of animal skins, Nelson Mandela was laid to rest Sunday in the green, rolling h...

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.

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...

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 N...

11 Powerful Quotes To Remember Mandela

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.10.2013 | World

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — World leaders, family, friends and thousands of mourners who queued for hours to secure a seat in Johannesburg's FNB stadium pai...

Obama Remembers Mandela, His Legacy

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Celebrating one of his personal heroes, President Barack Obama praised Nelson Mandela as the last great liberator of the 20th ce...

Nelson Mandela Memorial Draws Mourners And Leaders From Around The World

AP | ALAN CLENDENNING and JON GAMBRELL and JULIE PACE | Posted 12.10.2013 | World

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama implored thousands gathered in a cold, rainy stadium and millions watching around the world on Tuesd...

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.

Biden Signs Mandela Condolence Book At South African Embassy

AP | Posted 12.09.2013 | Politics

BY NEDRA PICKLER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden honored the memory of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela Mond...