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Winnie Mandela

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.

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...

#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.

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...

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. 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...

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.

Nelson Mandela Remains 'Quite Ill' And Can't Speak

AP | CARLEY PETESCH | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's former president, Nelson Mandela, remains "quite ill" and unable to speak because of tubes that are keeping his l...

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.

Winnie Mandela Debt Auction Flops

AP | WANDOO MAKURDI | Posted 07.21.2013 | Black Voices

JOHANNESBURG — There were no bidders and no locksmiths willing to force entry for a scheduled auction Tuesday to sell artworks and other belongi...