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Nelson Mandela Legacy

5 Challenges, a Stumble and a Lot of Pride: How We Made a Biopic About Nelson Mandela

William Nicholson | Posted 03.04.2014 | Entertainment
William Nicholson

A global icon, a legend, an inspiration. How do you make a movie about such a man? The first answer, looking back, is: slowly. We didn't know at the beginning that it would take the rest of Mandela's life, and that within days of the release of the finished film he would be dead.

Los Angeles Was With Mandela on His Long Walk to Freedom

Mark Ridley-Thomas | Posted 02.12.2014 | Los Angeles
Mark Ridley-Thomas

But for this brief period, those who pause to reflect and record their thoughts in that book of condolences, feel a deep connection to Nelson Mandela's fight for freedom in South Africa, and our own practice of democracy in America.

Huffington Issue 79: Syria And Social Media, Mandela In Photos And More

Posted 12.10.2013 | Technology

In this week's issue of Huffington magazine, we talk to the one-man intelligence unit that revealed the secrets of Syria's war. Digging through YouTub...

Nelson Mandela: A Life Upright

Darius Mans | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
Darius Mans

We take comfort that Madiba has finally lain down to rest and is at peace. He was upright his whole life.

Let Us Honor Mandela by Emulating His Humility and Humanity

John W. Boyd Jr. | Posted 02.05.2014 | Black Voices
John W. Boyd Jr.

Every so often God chooses the best man for the job. Nelson Mandela was the right man at the right place and time in history. His legacy is secure as the man who broke the chains of Apartheid.

'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...

Casting Off Chains, Enhancing Freedom of Others: The Legacy of Nelson Mandela

John Friedman | Posted 02.04.2014 | World
John Friedman

His work went beyond his people to all peoples, and beyond his country to every corner of the planet. If there is justice in this universe, in any form, Nelson Mandela will indeed rest in peace.

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.

A Hard Act To Follow

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 06.29.2013 | Black Voices

JOHANNESBURG -- In November, just before Nelson Mandela's health began a long downward spiral, the leader of a project to build a children's hospital ...

Newsweek: How Nelson Mandela's Legacy Hurts South Africa

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A president's first-hundred-days milestone isn't as breathlessly awaited in other countries as it is in America. And so South African President Jacob ...