Winnie Mandela, the former wife of late anti-apartheid activist and former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela, has died. According to still-developing reports, she was contending with a long illness and passed Monday afternoon (April 2).

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Nelson Mandela spent nearly three decades behind bars and became the symbol of the anti-Apartheid movement in South Africa, and eventually became the nation’s first Black president after his release. In a recently released article, a former CIA agent admitted that he helped the South African government jail the beloved world leader.


Nelson Mandela was a living beacon for all things true and just. So the news of one his family tree extensions being involved in an underage rape scandal is understandable accompanied with great sadness and disgust.

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Today (July 18) the world celebrates what would have been Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela’s 96th birthday. The onetime president of South Africa, former political prisoner, Nobel Peace Prize-winner, and all around inspiration passed away last December, but his teachings of peace and perseverance still lives.


The memorabilia of Nelson Mandela went up for auction in South Africa Thursday (July 17), one day ahead of what would have been his 96th birthday. According to the Stephan Welz & Co auction house, more than 200 lots are up for sale, including a photo of the late anti-apartheid leader with Michael Jackson, a […]


Freedom fighter Nelson Mandela may be gone but he certainly won’t be forgotten anytime soon. Tomorrow’s future leaders of the cause are being reminded of his omnipresence as the Nelson Mandela School in Berlin just debuted a wax figure from known other than the number one provider of the star statues, Madame Tussauds.


The 45th NAACP Image Awards are taking place on February 22 and they are centering around a tribute Oprah Winfrey is scheduled to give the late Nelson Mandela.

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While the holidays call for a festive atmosphere, let’s not forget those who have moved on. As we get ready to toast to 2014, we look back at those who we lost in 2013.

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Comedian and host Steve Harvey recently recorded a candid chat with President Barack Obama for his The Steve Harvey Show program at the White House. Instead of grilling the president with hard questions about politics and the like, Harvey opted for a more relaxed approach.


After the public memorial service at Johannesburg’s FNB stadium last Tuesday, Nelson Mandela was laid to rest in his home village Sunday (December 16). The country of South Africa continued to praise the great leader over the weekend, ahead of a state funeral before his casket was lowered into its final resting place in Qunu.

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who was close to the late Nelson Mandela, suffered a robbery at his home while at the memorial for his friend. The latest break-in was the third to happen at the Tutu residence and the second this year alone.


During the memorial service for beloved world figure Nelson Mandela on Tuesday (December 10), a sign language interpreter graced the stage near invited speakers. After a director for a South African nonprofit for the deaf declared the interpreter a fake, the man claims he was hallucinating during the event.