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Nelson Mandela Death

Mandela Burial Arrangements Announced

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 02.05.2014 | Black Voices

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — As flags were lowered to half mast, people across South Africa commemorated Nelson Mandela with song, tears and prayers on Frida...

Eulogizing Mandela, the Political Prisoner

Suchitra Vijayan | Posted 02.05.2014 | World
Suchitra Vijayan

While we pray tribute to Mandela's memory, we need to acknowledge the many men and women on this planet who are still imprisoned, detained, silenced for their political views and activities.

10 Stunning Artistic Tributes To Nelson Mandela

Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

Yesterday the world lost a courageous leader, an inspirational activist and a moral compass. Nelson Mandela, the first black president of South Africa...

WATCH: Remebering Nelson Mandela

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.05.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Marc Lamont Hill is joined by members of the HuffPost Live community to remember the life and legacy of former South African President and freedom fig...

Our Father Has Died

Estelle Nagel | Posted 02.05.2014 | World
Estelle Nagel

Tata Madiba. Looking at how every single South African, of every age, income, race and creed has united to mourn for you and celebrate you, we can almost say that your walk has been completed. Rest in peace.

'I Have Been in the Presence of Greatness'

Dan Rather | Posted 02.05.2014 | Media
Dan Rather

In thinking about Nelson Mandela, his life and his legacy, a metaphor comes to mind: that of a great, one-for-the-ages comet -- not unlike the Comet ISON that recently traveled around the sun. Mandela was a great comet of a man; we are not likely to see someone like him again anytime soon. He was a man who made a towering difference in history by the sheer force of his character. This included his steel determination, his dedication to forgiveness of and reconciliation with his enemies, and a willingness to grow, adapt and change for the better, for the betterment of his country and, no exaggeration, the world.

Does Africa Need A New Mandela?

Reuters | Posted 02.05.2014 | World

By Edmund Blair and Drazen Jorgic NAIROBI, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Mourning the loss of a man who bridged South Africa's raci...

Some Of The Beautiful Front Pages Remembering Nelson Mandela

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 02.05.2014 | Media

Newspapers often roll out the stops to commemorate the giants of history when they die, but the front pages paying tribute to Nelson Mandela, who died...

Nelson Mandela: 'A Beacon Of Strength, Principle And Character'

Los Angeles Daily News | Kelly Goff and Rick Orlov | Posted 02.05.2014 | Los Angeles

Nelson Mandela visited Los Angeles twice -- first as an activist just released from 27 years in a South African prison for his vocal opposition to apa...

PHOTOS: South Africa Reacts To Nelson Mandela's Death

Posted 01.23.2014 | World

South Africa mourned on Thursday as news spread of the death of its iconic leader, Nelson Mandela. Mandela was 95 and spent several months in the hosp...

Howard Fineman

'Humbler' Obama Recalls Example Set By Mandela | Howard Fineman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In mid-afternoon, a somber, reflective Barack Obama sat on a stage here with MSNBC's Chris Matthews, talking about the limits of the pre...

Nelson Mandela: Maybe Not a Saint, But He Kept on Trying and Gave Us All He Had

Matthew Dowd | Posted 02.04.2014 | World
Matthew Dowd

Life is a series of falls and rises, mountains and valleys, and pushing and pausing. And as Mandela has shown, our most important years and victories may occur when our hair is gray or gone.

Toward a Powerful Living Legacy for Nelson Mandela Now

Ralph Nader | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Ralph Nader

As leaders of governments and human rights groups from all over the world prepare to attend the funeral of Nelson Mandela in South Africa next week, here is a proposal that would pay worthy tribute to his memory.

Nelson Mandela, South Africa's Peacemaker, Dies

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and MARCUS ELIASON | Posted 02.04.2014 | Black Voices

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela was a master of forgiveness. South Africa's first black president spent nearly a third of his life as a prisoner...

Idris Elba Reacts To Nelson Mandela's Death

Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Idris Elba is the most recent actor to portay Nelson Mandela, and the "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" star released a statement following the South Af...

How Nelson Mandela Inspired Music, Movies, Poems

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Heroic in his deeds, graceful in his manner, sainted in his image, Nelson Mandela long served as both cause and muse in the entertai...

Dick Cheney Didn't Regret His Vote Against Freeing Nelson Mandela, Maintained He Was A 'Terrorist'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.06.2013 | Politics

In 1986, Nelson Mandela -- the former president of South Africa who died Thursday at the age of 95 -- was serving the 23rd year of what would ultimate...

New Yorker's Stunning Nelson Mandela Tribute Cover

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.06.2013 | Media

The cover of the New Yorker next week will pay tribute to Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday at 95, the magazine repo...

Memories of Mandela from Spain

Vicente Álvarez Areces | Posted 02.04.2014 | World
Vicente Álvarez Areces

That was Mandela's third visit to Spain, during which he spoke to us about the beginnings of decolonization and the acceptance of the idea that every nation has the right to belong to and participate equitably in the global community. He said that countries cannot be based in the oppression of other nations.

A Prayer Of Thanksgiving For Nelson Mandela

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 02.04.2014 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

Death is not the final victory. Nothing can silence the voice of Nelson Mandela - not Robben Island, not death. His words are eternal. His voice will echo throughout time.

Obama: Mandela 'No Longer Belongs To Us, He Belongs To The Ages'

Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke Thursday on the death of Nelson Mandela, praising the South African leader for having "achieved more than could be expect...

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...

World Leaders React To Mandela's Passing

Posted 01.23.2014 | World

South Africa's iconic leader Nelson Mandela passed away on Thursday. Mandela was 95 and had spent months in the hospital earlier this year for a recur...

Media Mourns Nelson Mandela's Passing

Posted 01.25.2014 | Media

News of former South African President Nelson Mandela's death Thursday afternoon prompted an outpouring of remembrances from journalists. Mandela ...

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...