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!

From the HuffingtonPost:

“He continues to respond positively to treatment and we are encouraged by the progress he is making,” President Jacob Zuma said after visiting Mandela. A statement from Zuma’s office said Mandela was steadily improving.

“We are proud to call this international icon our own as South Africans and wish him good health,” Zuma said in the statement. He thanked South Africans for supporting Mandela during his hospitalization with “undying love and compassion” and responding to a call to give the beloved figure “the biggest birthday celebration ever this year.”

Read more at the Huffington Post

The Black Youth Project wishes Nelson Mandela a happy and healthy 95th birthday!