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50 Countries and Counting: A Naturalista's Travel Adventures in Egypt and South Africa--Bucket List Must-Dos

Patti R. Rose | Posted 01.25.2016 | Travel
Patti R. Rose

I have always had an interest in traveling to South Africa and Egypt. I was deeply interested in learning about the impact of the apartheid atrocity a...

7 Women Who Helped Take Their Men To The Next Level

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 03.20.2014 | Black Voices

The late great Jackie Robinson once wisely wrote, “It’s an old saying -- but a true one -- that behind every successful man there is usually a wom...

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Is a Short Walk to the Oscars

Nsenga Burton | Posted 03.05.2014 | Black Voices
Nsenga Burton

Chadwick brilliantly paints the struggle for freedom by black South Africans against the backdrop of the sweeping mountainous and beach terrains of South Africa while managing to stay away from hero worship in the film.

My Hour with Winnie Mandela: Understanding Nelson, a Nation and a History

James Chau | Posted 02.14.2014 | World
James Chau

Today, there is something pleasingly 'normal' about Winnie Mandela. Smiling, bespectacled, still beautiful, and surrounded by family. I look at her grandson, Zwonda, and ponder the alternative.

#theFword: The Missionary's Position

Esther Armah | Posted 02.10.2014 | Impact
Esther Armah

Apartheid was war. The casualty of all war is innocent life. The legacy of that war is trauma, which, for so many South Africans still remains untreated. South Africa's landscape and soil is grave to children's bones and bravery.

Memories of Nelson Mandela From 1977

William B. Gould IV | Posted 02.09.2014 | College
William B. Gould IV

All of his work was banned and the very mention of his name was forbidden.

Nelson Mandela and the Arts of South Africa

Michael Kaiser | Posted 02.08.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

There will be so much written about Nelson Mandela in the wake of his passing -- about his personal history, the struggle for equality in South Africa, his political contributions -- but, I fear, there will be little discussion about his impact on the arts of South Africa, and the world.

My Afternoon with Nelson Mandela, Muhammad Ali and Sidney Poitier

Tavis Smiley | Posted 12.06.2013 | Black Voices
Tavis Smiley

As news reports have confirmed, the great South African leader Nelson Mandela has died. Tonight on PBS, I reflect on the afternoon I spent with Nelso...

A Prayer Of Thanksgiving For Nelson Mandela

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

Former South African President Nelson Mandela Dies

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...

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Dwight Brown | Posted 01.26.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

There is so much more to Mandela's life story, and this revealing bio-film fleshes out those details while definitively establishing the psyche of a man who is best described as an earthly saint.

Movie Review: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Given how much history this film has to cover, it tends to jump around. But Idris Elba is its anchor, physically and emotionally, just as Mandela himself held the movement that was the African National Congress together, even as he moldered in a jail cell on Robben Island.

Noamie Harris Reveals The Most Important Advice She Received For 'Mandela' Role

Posted 11.18.2013 | Black Voices

The past few years have been a bit of a whirlwind for Naomie Harris. Following the British native's role in “Skyfall” she immediately went on to p...

Envision Your World

Kristin Duquette | Posted 12.10.2013 | Impact
Kristin Duquette

I never thought I could feel so empowered and inspired on a 16-hour flight to the United States. From the time I entered the car on my way to O.R. Tambo International Airport, I began typing my thoughts and ideas about social change on my iPhone while taking occasional breaks to look up at the beautiful South African sunset.

Jennifer Hudson Talks 'Winnie Mandela'

Black Film | Posted 09.03.2013 | Black Voices

Finally opening in theaters after premiering at Toronto Film Festival back in 2011 is the long awaited film ‘Winnie Mandela,’ starring Academy Awa...

T.D. Jakes' International Faith and Family Festival Seeks to Scratch a Societal Itch

Larry Ross | Posted 10.29.2013 | Arts
Larry Ross

Jakes' International Faith and Family Film Festival aims to provide a significant value-add to the discussion of how faith-based filmmakers should proceed with producing and marketing films to Christian and mainstream audiences.

Two Mandela Biopics Set To Compete

The Grio | Posted 08.21.2013 | Black Voices

Audiences will have the chance to see not one, but two biopics about the Mandelas this fall....

Winnie Mandela Shares Update On Nelson Mandela's Health

Reuters | Posted 08.28.2013 | Black Voices

JOHANNESBURG, June 28 (Reuters) - Former South African President Nelson Mandela is showing a "great improvement" in his health compared to a few day...

Plot for Peace: The Untold Story Behind South Africa's History

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 08.18.2013 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Plot for Peaceis a new eye-opening, thought-provoking documentary co-directed by Mandy Jacobson and Carlos Agulló, which recently premiered at the Sheffield Doc/Fest.

Birthdays, Legacies, Love, Leadership: Letter to Winnie Mandela

Esther Armah | Posted 09.19.2012 | Black Voices
Esther Armah

Your ex is an icon, a living symbol, and a celebrated hero. You are not that. Your name is revered by those dismissed as marginal revolutionaries calling for now long gone times of your heyday.

Winnie Mandela, Ex-Wife Of Nelson Mandela, To Be Immortalized In New Opera, Movie

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Move over, Evita Peron -- the life of another controversial female political figure is about to get both musical and cinematic treatment. According ...

South Africans Angry Over Casting Of Mandelas

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Leading actors in South Africa have spoken out against Hollywood stars cherrypicking the best roles in films about their country. Members of the Creat...