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Nelson Mandela Funeral

Nelson Mandela: A Leader's Legacy Living and Breathing Within Today's Youth

Denzel Cummings | Posted 02.14.2014 | College
Denzel Cummings

Mandela's legacy has touched every continent, but it is distinctly personal for me as I see his influence in every mother and father figure I've ever had in my life.

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...

Desmond Tutu Will Attend Mandela Funeral After All

AP | GREGORY KATZ | Posted 02.13.2014 | World

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu changed course Saturday night and announced plans to attend the funeral of anti-apartheid hero N...

Mandela Makes Final Journey To Home Village in South Africa

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GREGORY KATZ | Posted 12.14.2013 | Black Voices

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — On a final journey to his home village where he had wanted to spend his final days, the remains of Nelson Mandela were honored a...

Media Banished From Nelson Mandela's Funeral

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2014 | Media

* Army, police lock down Mandela ancestral village * Jets enforce no-fly zone * Grieving locals cashing in ...

Winnie Describes Mandela's Last Moments

AP | Posted 12.12.2013 | Black Voices

LONDON (AP) — Winnie Mandela says she feels "very blessed" to have been with ex-husband Nelson Mandela when he died, describing how she sat by his b...

Remembering How Mandela Challenged Us

Frederick Jerome Streets | Posted 02.11.2014 | College
Frederick Jerome Streets

It is easier for some, like they did Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to embrace him in death than it is to remember that in his life, he challenged us all to confront our hatred of one another and to free our minds of prejudice.


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 ...

World Leaders Bow, Pray At Mandela's Casket

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and JON GAMBRELL | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — World leaders bowed and prayed Wednesday before the flag-draped casket containing the body of Nelson Mandela, having a...

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...

Media Sends Big Hitters To Cover Mandela Funeral

Posted 12.10.2013 | Media

Television networks have descended on South Africa to cover Nelson Mandela's funeral. Mandela died on Friday, prompting an outpouring of remembran...

South African Police Prepares For Arrival Of World Leaders

AP | JON GAMBRELL and JUERGEN BAETZ | Posted 02.08.2014 | World

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An eclectic mix of world leaders including President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro will eulogize Nelson Mandela b...

Obama Traveling To Honor Mandela

Posted 12.09.2013 | Politics

By JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will pay tribute this week to Nelson Mandela, making the long trip f...

South Africans Pray For Mandela


CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — In death, Nelson Mandela unified South Africans of all races and backgrounds Sunday on a day of prayer for the global...

Massive Crowds, World Leaders To Honor Mandela

AP | JON GAMBRELL | Posted 12.08.2013 | Black Voices

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa expects overwhelming crowds and a host of world leaders to attend services honoring late President Nelson Mandela, ...

Bill Clinton, George W. Bush To Attend Nelson Mandela's Funeral

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, along with former First Lady Laura Bush, will attend former South African President Nelson Mandela'...

The Dignity of Man: A South African Rabbi Remembers Nelson Mandela

Avraham Edelstein | Posted 02.05.2014 | Religion
Avraham Edelstein

American leaders are obsessed with their legacy. Second-term presidents make a mad dash to do something, anything, that will allow history to judge them favorably. Mandela never stooped to this. If he made history, it was as a healer of souls.

Obama Expected To Travel To South Africa For Nelson Mandela Funeral

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama will likely travel to South Africa to mourn the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela, a White House officia...

CNN Denies Alleged Deal

Posted 07.09.2013 | Media

CNN is denying a report that alleges the network negotiated exclusive rights to air Nelson Mandela's eventual funeral. The Sunday Independent in S...