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Nelson Mandela Day

What a Drive Through Mandela's Homeland Taught Me About Water

Robyn Beavers | Posted 09.17.2014 | Impact
Robyn Beavers

I arrived in Mandela's homeland thinking I had something to offer, but left feeling like I had just been given an education by some wiser friends.

Mandela Day: 67 Minutes That Could Change Your Life Forever

Jamie Joseph | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact
Jamie Joseph

For 67 years the late Mr. Nelson Mandela devoted his life to the service of humanity -- as a human rights lawyer, a prisoner of conscience, an international peacemaker, and the first democratically elected president of a free South Africa, my homeland.

Maya Angelou On Mandela: 'This Is A Very Heavy Time'

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 12.10.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Angelou, who first met Nelson Mandela in the early 1960s, praised him as a great man worthy of comparison to another icon she k...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

Sustained Improvement

AP | WANDOO MAKURDI | Posted 09.21.2013 | Black Voices

JOHANNESBURG — The health of former South African President Nelson Mandela has improved, though he remains in critical condition, the government...

Top 15 Song Tributes to Madiba in Honor of Mandela Day

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 09.17.2013 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

Nelson Mandela, whose July 18th birthday is known and celebrated worldwide as Mandela Day, is hugely influential and inspirational to musicians, who've found it easy to wrap poetry and melodies around the leader's tragic and triumphant life since.

Happy Birthday, Nelson Mandela!

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 09.17.2013 | Black Voices

JOHANNESBURG — Hospital visitors say Nelson Mandela smiled and nodded Thursday – his 95th birthday – and South Africans celebrated u...

LOOK: Ways To Give Back On Nelson Mandela Day

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact

In honor of Mandela Day this Thursday, activists and organizations are encouraging people to find ways to serve others. Mandela's foundation asked ...

Mandela's Birthday Spurs Outpouring Of Kind Deeds

AP | WANDOO MAKURDI | Posted 09.16.2013 | Impact

JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela has made "dramatic progress," and may be going home "anytime soon," said his daughter Zindzi on the eve of his 95t...

Nelson Mandela Still In Critical Condition

AP | Posted 09.12.2013 | Black Voices

JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela remains in a South African hospital, where he is in critical but stable condition. Mandela's wife, Graca Machel, ...

Mandela Remains Critical Condition As Family Feuds

AP | Posted 08.30.2013 | Black Voices

JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela's grandson says he will contest a court order for him to move the remains of three family members to their origina...

South African President Cancels Trip

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2013 | Black Voices

* Government update intensifies speculation over health * Too early to say if Obama trip could be changed-spokesman * We...

BREAKING: Nelson Mandela On Life Support

Posted 06.26.2013 | Black Voices

Nelson Mandela has been placed on life support, CNN reported Wednesday afternoon. The former South African president's health remained critical for...

Right On, Fight On for Mandela Day With joinFITE

Jane D. Wurwand | Posted 09.17.2012 | Impact
Jane D. Wurwand

Nelson Mandela says that poverty is not an accident -- it is the result of human actions, and can be, and must be corrected by human actions.

7 Ways To Honor Nelson Mandela's Legacy

Posted 07.18.2012 | Impact

Nelson Mandela doesn't want you to paint the town red to celebrate his birthday -- he wants you to help clean it up! To celebrate the South African...

World Celebrates As Mandela Turns 93

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 09.17.2011 | World

Happy birthday, Nelson Mandela! The former President of South Africa and renowned activist is celebrating his 93rd birthday today, and while he has...

Sarkozys Take NY (Photos): Carla Performing At Radio City, Nicholas Shows Off French-Themed Sneakers

Huffington Post | Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

France's first couple are in NY over the weekend. In the beginning of the trip, President Sarkozy was the star attraction with a Friday morning Centr...