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Mandela's LGBTQ Advocacy Has Fallen on Deaf Ears in Africa and African Diasporic Communities
Monroe’s a religion columnist, weekly commentator on Boston Pu...
If truth be told, Mandela's advocacy has shown very little light even in his country. South Africa has a serious problem with its LGBTQ population, and especially with lesbians. And its method to remedy its "problem" with lesbians is "corrective rape."
Nelson Mandela: A Leader's Legacy Living and Breathing Within Today's Youth
Emerson National Policy Fellow, Coalition for Community School...
Mandela's legacy has touched every continent, but it is distinctly personal for me as I see his influence in every mother and father figure I've ever had in my life.
America Needs Some Homegrown Heroes Like Mandela
Attorney and Blogger
Mandela's death sparked an almost forgotten allure toward hero worship. That was once reserved for outstanding Americans, who epitomized Americans' understanding of history and heroism. In this context, our president led the way.
Nelson Mandela: The Measure of the Man
James A. Joseph
Professor Emeritus, Duke University; Former U.S. Ambassador to...
In 1996, I was back in South Africa to present my credentials to President Mandela as the U.S. Ambassador. "I have come to exchange my 'free Mandela' sign for my credentials as the United States Ambassador," I said. He loved it.
Nelson Mandela: Teaching a New World
Mary Ellen Jukoski
President, Mitchell College
While the passing of Nelson Mandela was not unexpected, his life and his example still hold the power to inspire in surprising
Remembering How Mandela Challenged Us
Frederick Jerome Streets
Former Chaplain, Yale University
It is easier for some, like they did Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to embrace him in death than it is to remember that in his life, he challenged us all to confront our hatred of one another and to free our minds of prejudice.
Thousands Queue To Pay Tribute To Mandela
Photo Purporting To Show Mandela Lying In State Sparks Anger
Dark Memories of Sunny South Africa
Assistant Dean, School of International Service, American Univ...
We had just arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa from snowy New York City. It was suddenly the middle of summer, the garden was lush and green, and there was a sparkling pool outside our window beckoning us. All year we had dreamed of our new life in Africa.
The Banality of Evil: Lessons From South African Apartheid
Michael B. Keegan
President, People For the American Way
The passing of Nelson Mandela brought back to mind many of the lessons of that experience and what they mean for us today here at home. No system, however evil, is ever permanent. And no system, no matter how righteous, just continues to be so without eternal vigilance.
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He was a man willing to die for his belief in freedom. After being jailed for five years doing hard labor, he said, "If I
The Day Mandela Was Free
Professor of Law and Associate Dean, Notre Dame Law School
President F.W. de Klerk, the one responsible for Mandela's freedom, was more sanguine: "I was struck by an inescapable truth: an irreversible process had begun -- and nobody could predict precisely how it would end."
Mandela: The Man and the Icon
Professor of Africana Studies and English Literature, Barnard ...
The disappointments will accumulate and the same need to locate in him the political, ethical, psychic compass of his country will turn and the gravity of that turn will attribute him with blame.
Jay Z Pays Tribute To Nelson Mandela During Recent Tour Stop
Check out Jay Z’s touching tribute to Nelson Mandela in the clip below. “We want to dedicate this song to Nelson Mandela
Honor Mandela by Carrying On the Struggle for Justice and Peace
Rev. John Dear is a peace activist, author, Nobel Peace Prize ...
We need Mandela's same brave determined spirit if we're to take on the impossible task of trying to end war, poverty, hunger, gun violence, drones, executions, nuclear weapons and environmental destruction.
Obama Takes Selfie With World Leaders At Mandela Memorial, And Michelle Is Having None Of It (UPDATED)
Even world leaders can't resist taking funeral selfies. President Barack Obama, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron and
Jon Stewart Schooled Tea Partiers For Racist Reactions To Nelson Mandela's Death
Jon Stewart kicked off this week's "Daily Show" by shedding light on some truly odd reactions that some folks had about the
After Nelson Mandela Ended Apartheid, He Had To Learn How To Run A Presidential Campaign
Violence flared up throughout the campaign, challenging the ANC's posture and Mandela's patience. He was furious and went
What Leaders Can Learn From Mandela's Selflessness And Sacrifice
Mandela, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi all went to jail instead of abandoning their beliefs. Our politicians seem more keen to abandon their beliefs to stay in office.
Revisiting America's Disgraceful Treatment of Mandela
Earl Ofari Hutchinson
Earl Ofari Hutchinson is an author and political analyst
Contrary to belief, the malignant treatment by the U.S. of Mandela didn't end with his release from prison in 1990, the official unbanning of his African National Congress, or even his becoming the first democratically elected President of South Africa in 1993.
Mona R. Washington
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Michael A. Hardy
General Counsel/EVP, National Action Network
Nelson Mandela was and is a Freedom Fighter. He was a man who lived in a nation where the color of his skin and his aboriginal birth made him a person without rights, human, civil or otherwise.
Mandela's Death: A Tale of Two Zimbabwean Newspapers
Howard Steven Friedman
Statistician and health economist for the United Nations; Teac...
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Kanye West Blasts Fake Interview Over Mandela Quotes
At a young age my mother taught me the importance of his work. Mandela sacrificed his life for the betterment of mankind
A Lantern Floats in Brooklyn: A Mandela Tribute My Kids Will Never Forget
Educator, writer, theater director, artist and mother. www.kat...
When I come home and announce that they're lighting lanterns at Madiba for Mandela, she jumps up and asks if it's his birthday again. I explain that this time they're not celebrating the beginning of his life but the end of it.
Obama Traveling To South Africa To Attend Nelson Mandela Service
The two men did speak occasionally by telephone, including after the 2008 election, when Mandela called Obama to congratulate
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