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Nelson Mandela Hospitalized

South African Inmates Crochet Blankets For Mandela

AP | LYNSEY CHUTEL | Posted 12.04.2014 | Black Voices

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Ahead of the first anniversary of Nelson Mandela's death, inmates at a South African prison have been making brightly colored bl...

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...

Supporters of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz Offer 'Eulogy' for Nelson Mandela

Seth Abramson | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
Seth Abramson

What follows is a collage of sentences from the first one hundred negative responses to U.S. Senator Ted Cruz's official statement on the death of Nelson Mandela. The sentences, taken from the Senator's Facebook page, are unedited, though spelling mistakes were corrected.

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...

WATCH: Nelson Mandela's Granddaughters Discuss His Condition

Huffington Post | Posted 07.16.2013 | Black Voices

Nelson Mandela's condition is "stable but critical" his granddaughters, Swati Dlamini and Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway, told HuffPost Live's Marc Lamont Hil...

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 Is 'Very Much Alive'

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 09.08.2013 | Black Voices

JOHANNESBURG — Three silver-haired men sat together and recalled a court case 50 years ago that rocketed their friend and fellow freedom fighter...

Mandela Remains In Hospital

AP | Posted 07.08.2013 | Black Voices

JOHANNESBURG -- Nelson Mandela remains in a South African hospital, where he is in critical but stable condition. There was no official update Monday...

The Latest On Mandela's Health

AP | Posted 09.06.2013 | Black Voices

JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela has now spent a month in the hospital. South Africa's anti-apartheid hero was admitted June 8 for a recurring lun...

Court Documents Say Nelson Mandela In 'Perilous' Condition

Agence France Presse | | Posted 09.02.2013 | Black Voices

Nelson Mandela is in a "perilous" condition on life support in hospital, leaked court documents showed Wednesday.The bleak assessment of the anti-apar...

Media Waits for Mandela to Die: Are They 'Vultures?'

Danny Schechter | Posted 09.01.2013 | Media
Danny Schechter

There's anger amidst the apprehension in South Africa as the numbers of "journalists" on the Mandela deathwatch grows.

Mandela Remains In Hospital, Condition Unchanged

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 08.31.2013 | Black Voices

PRETORIA, South Africa — The spelling and grammar need work, but the message has its own eloquence. A 10-year-old's note to Nelson Mandela, the...

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...

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 ...

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...

Mandela, "My Black President"

Marco De Ponte | Posted 08.27.2013 | World
Marco De Ponte

A few hours ago, I was at the hospital in Pretoria, the hospital where Nelson Mandela is fighting his last battle. Together with colleagues and friends of ActionAid, together with dozens, even hundreds of people who come and go at all hours. It is not voyeuristic. It is a respectful homage to one of the great leaders of our time.

Is Age Behind Nelson Mandela's Lung Infection?

| Bryan Bumgardner | Posted 06.27.2013 | Fifty

By Bryan Bumgardner (Click here for the original article) On June 8, former South African president and cultural icon Nelson Mandela, 94, was hosp...

Mandela's Condition Improved Overnight

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 08.27.2013 | Black Voices

JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela's health improved overnight and although his condition remains critical it is now stable, the South African govern...

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...