Drake was MIA at this week’s BET Awards and it may have been because he was shooting a new video for his song “One Dance” in South Africa. He also made an appearance at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Johannesburg to speak to a room full of people about staying self-motivated and leaving a lasting legacy.
And just when we thought Oprah’s power had done it all, she surprises us again.
Oprah is changing the lives for so many women, including Dwana Smallwood, one of the premier dancers for Alvin Ailey who received a half million donation to help create this dancer’s dream.
This article has been updated (below) since its original publication.
Beyoncé is reportedly planning to write and star in her own movie on Saartjie Baartman, a South African woman who was exhibited in London freak shows in the 1800s nicknamed “Hottentot Venus” due to her large butt.
A Feed a Child television ad has sparked national outrage for its portrayal of a small black child as a dog.
The Cape Town advertisement depicts a boy being given treats by a glamorous white woman in her lavish home.
Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds was recently brought up on charges of sexual misconduct while in Africa.
Now Reynolds says that he “fears for his life” and is reportedly hiding in South Africa.
A 25-year-old DJ will make history as the first black African in space. Mandla Maseko is among 23 people selected out of 1 million entrants from around the world to partake in the Lynx Apollo Space Academy competition. The prize? The be blasted 62 miles into orbit aboard a Lynx mark II shuttle in 2015.
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.
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!