Tuesday marked the end of President Obama’s historic state visit to Cuba. His trip to the island nation was the first by a sitting U.S. president since 1928. But as the dissolution of the embargo between both nations becomes more and more probable, Black Americans stand to benefit considerably from restored diplomatic ties.
President Obama will rename a program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders after late former South African President Nelson Mandela.
Obama is expected to announce the name change at a town hall-style event Monday in Washington.
The South African sign language interpreter accused of making up gibberish during Nelson Mandela’s funeral said that he may have suffered from a schizophrenic episode while on stage.
34-year-old Thamsanqa Jantjie blames the gestures that made no sense to deaf people around the world on voices in his head and hallucinations.
Nelson Mandela will be laid to rest at his ancestral village of Qunu on Dec. 15. The village is located in the Eastern Cape.
Mandela’s funeral will follow a national week of mourning for the historical figure, and will include an open-air memorial service at Johannesburg’s Soccer City stadium on Dec. 10.
It is with great regret that we inform you of the passing of Nelson Mandela. He was 95.
Mandela, who became South Africa’s first black president after serving nearly three decades in prison fighting South African apartheid, had been ill for quite some time.
According to his former wife Winnie, Nelson Mandela remains quite ill. Tubes used to clear his lungs and prevent infection make it impossible for the civil rights leader to speak, and he uses his face to communicate.
He remains sensitive to any germs and has to literally be kept sterile.
Nelson Mandela will go down in history as arguably one of the most brave and influential people in the world.
15 years ago today, the leader and activist was presented with the Congressional Gold Medal.
Winnie Mandela, the film based on the life of Nelson Mandela’s long-time wife, will finally hit theaters after 9 years of delays.
The biopic stars Jennifer Hudson in the lead role and Terrence Howard as Nelson Mandela.
A trailer has been released for the upcoming Nelson Mandela biopic “Long Walk to Freedom,” starring Idris Elba.
Based on an original screenplay by William Nicholson and directed by Justin Chadwick, “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom” focuses on Mandela’s younger days.
Today is the 95th birthday of the incomparable Nelson Mandela.
And – coinciding with this great day – we are happy to report that Mandela’s health is reportedly improving!