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Listen: 50 Years On, Mandela's Fateful Words That Media Too Easily Forget

David Tereshchuk | Posted 04.17.2014 | Media
David Tereshchuk

The media just love anniversaries. But I'm wondering how many mass media outlets will pick up on a confluence of two such commemorations this coming week -- a 50th and a 20th -- which mark separate major events in the long life of a recently departed global giant.

Nadine Gordimer: The Great Post-Mandela Disillusion

Michael Skafidas | Posted 04.14.2014 | World
Michael Skafidas

"I am afraid that, in South Africa, we have not done with our freedom what we said we were going to do. And that makes it now the worst of times because it is a great disillusion."

South Africans Reinvent Themselves for the 21st Century

Elza S. Maalouf | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
Elza S. Maalouf

An interview with a candidate on reigniting Mandela's vision Twenty years after the end of apartheid, South Africa seems to be at a new crossroad. T...

LOOK: Why Is This Bunny In The Ear Of The New Mandela Monument?

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A new, 9-meter (29.5-foot) sculpture of Nelson Mandela is billed as the biggest statue of the South African leader. It also has ...

A Chance Meeting With Nelson Mandela

Lateef McLeod | Posted 03.24.2014 | Black Voices
Lateef McLeod

At nine I realized it was a grave injustice for Nelson Mandela to be locked in prison for 27 years since he advocated for all who inhabited the land that his ancestors lived for centuries have the freedom and democracy that everyone deserves in their home country.

Speaking With South Africa's Best New Band -- John Wizards

Salvatore Bono | Posted 03.23.2014 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Now, as the music and story of John Wizards gets passed around the music world, this South African band will take their sound global.

Beyond Mandela -- South Africa's Lesson for the World

Harry Boyte | Posted 03.14.2014 | Impact
Harry Boyte

Seeing Mandela the movie was another occasion, beyond the funeral, to reflect on what South African experiences have to teach the world.

Pakistan Needs a Mandela

Kashif N. Chaudhry | Posted 02.28.2014 | World
Kashif N. Chaudhry

Today, Pakistan is the only country in the world to deny a section of its citizens the basic human right to identity. Ahmadi Muslims are forbidden calling themselves Muslim by the State's constitution.

Mandela And The Mossad: How Israel Courted Black Africa

Haaretz | David Fachler | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

In all the exhaustive coverage of Nelson Mandela’s death and his equivocal attitude towards the Jewish State, one episode that sheds new light on th...

Change One Thing and Everything Changes: Mandela's Lesson

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Everyone seemed to make eye contact and smile in passing. More doors seemed to be held, more patience behind the wheel, more assistance offered for a multitude of little things. Everyone seemed enlarged, elevated, more filled with love than fear. I will call this the Mandela Effect.

South Africa's Inspirational Goodbye to Nelson Mandela

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 02.14.2014 | World
Mohamed A. El-Erian

During his nearly three decades of often-cruel imprisonment, Mr. Mandela was repeatedly offered his personal freedom provided he agreed to conditions that limited the freedom of others. Every single time, he refused.

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...

A Time to Reflect on Mandela and Canada's Role in South Africa

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 02.13.2014 | Impact
Marc Van Ameringen

There is a history here which I think most Canadians are unaware of, where Canada played a very important role, punching well above its weight in the international arena.

What Nelson Mandela Can Teach Us About Happiness

Daniel M. Haybron | Posted 02.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel M. Haybron

Happiness and well-being aren't the main reason we think Mandela's life a good one. We think it a good life mainly because he lived so admirably -- he lived well. As philosophers would put it, he led a virtuous life.

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...

The Personal Myth Nelson Mandela Wanted To Dispel

OWN | Posted 12.13.2013 | OWN

After being imprisoned for three decades, the late Nelson Mandela became a man of mythical proportions. During his time behind bars, his picture was b...

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.

Iran's Leader and Mandela

Roya Boroumand | Posted 02.12.2014 | World
Roya Boroumand

If Iran's leadership seriously intends to move away from the violence that has become its trademark inside and outside the country, it will have to acknowledge past abuses and stop the cycle of violence.

Huge Crowds Gather In Hopes Of Seeing Mandela's Body

AP | MARKUS SCHREIBER | Posted 02.12.2014 | World

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Tens of thousands of South African mourners waited in line on Friday to view the body of Nelson Mandela, which was lyi...

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...

Mandela, the Refrigerator Hum, and the Spirit of Ubuntu

Anya Cordell | Posted 02.09.2014 | World
Anya Cordell

You know how the refrigerator stops humming, and then you become aware that it was? Nelson Mandela taught me about the state when the hum clicks off.

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...

Why an Asian-American in Scotland Is Mourning Nelson Mandela

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Helen I. Hwang

I grew up as one of the few Asians in a predominantly white, small Catholic New England town. Every day on the school bus and in the school hallways, I was getting punched, spat at and getting my hair pulled for simply not being white.

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.