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Watch: My Black History: Underground’s Aisha Hinds Learns Power of Art Through Nelson Mandela

Watch: My Black History: Underground’s Aisha Hinds Learns Power of Art Through Nelson Mandela

Editor’s note: During Black History Month, the focus is usually on historical figures who loomed larger than life, paving the way for the progress we experience today. But black history isn’t just
Ahmed Kathrada, South African Anti-Apartheid Activist, Dies at 87

Ahmed Kathrada, South African Anti-Apartheid Activist, Dies at 87

Ahmed Kathrada—one of South Africa’s iconic anti-apartheid activists and a close confidant of the late Nelson Mandela—died in Johannesburg Tuesday morning. He was 87 years old.Read more...

The L.A. Clippers put Blake Griffin on a T-shirt alongside Ali, Gandhi, MLK, and Obama

Yikes. The post The L.A. Clippers put Blake Griffin on a T-shirt alongside Ali, Gandhi, MLK, and Obama appeared first on The Daily Dot.
8 Inspirational Quotes on Leadership, Courage and Success From Nelson Mandela

8 Inspirational Quotes on Leadership, Courage and Success From Nelson Mandela

On the birthday of the former South African president, here's a look at his inspirational leadership, in his words.
Winnie Mandela the movie: 'She was volatile and uncontrollable, and that was punished' | Kate Hodal

Winnie Mandela the movie: 'She was volatile and uncontrollable, and that was punished' | Kate Hodal

An award-winning documentary demystifies the image of the activist as ‘sinner’ to Nelson the saint, as part of a wave of films in African cinema breaking with the status quo on gender, race and
Denis Goldberg, hero of anti-apartheid struggle, tells of his last battle – for art

Denis Goldberg, hero of anti-apartheid struggle, tells of his last battle – for art

The ANC politician who spent 22 years in a cell after being jailed with Nelson Mandela is now 84Denis Goldberg has faced down death before. Half a century ago he sat in the dock with Nelson Mandela at
FATAH: Where does Zimbabwe go now?

FATAH: Where does Zimbabwe go now?

While Robert Mugabe is no longer the president of Zimbabwe, the one time hero of his country’s freedom movement certainly did not leave with simple elegance. The historic moment of Mugabe’s disgrace
Nelson Mandela’s family voice dismay at funeral corruption claims

Nelson Mandela’s family voice dismay at funeral corruption claims

South Africa’s anti-corruption watchdog alleges £16m intended for memorial events in 2013 was stolen and misspent by officialsNelson Mandela’s family have expressed “indignation and dismay” at
Ramaphosa vows to fight corruption in South Africa's ruling party

Ramaphosa vows to fight corruption in South Africa's ruling party

Cyril Ramaphosa, tipped to be South Africa’s next president replacing scandal-prone Jacob Zuma, uses first major public speech to call for unityCyril Ramaphosa, the new leader of South Africa’s ruling
Hugh Masekela, South African Jazz Musician and Activist, Dies at 78

Hugh Masekela, South African Jazz Musician and Activist, Dies at 78

Hugh Masekela, South African jazz musician and political activist, died on Jan. 23 in Johannesburg, South Africa from prostate cancer. He was 78. Masekela was a trumpeter, flugelhornist, composer, and
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela rushed to hospital with kidney infection

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela rushed to hospital with kidney infection

She suffered a loss of appetite and pain in one of her legs
A defiant Jacob Zuma has until the end of the day to resign—or his own party will kick him out

A defiant Jacob Zuma has until the end of the day to resign—or his own party will kick him out

Johannesburg Jacob Zuma has until the end of Wednesday, Feb. 14 to resign as president of South Africa. Yet, South Africa’s president says he has…
South Africans could only watch as the country underwent a seismic power shift

South Africans could only watch as the country underwent a seismic power shift

For nearly two weeks, South Africans watched out for any clues that would tell them just who was in charge of their country. They watched…
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: a life in pictures

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: a life in pictures

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the anti-apartheid activist and former wife of Nelson Mandela, has died. During her husband’s incarceration, she campaigned tirelessly for his release and the rights of
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela obituary

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela obituary

South African activist, ANC politician and wife of Nelson Mandela whose reputation became mired in allegations of murder and fraudRarely can there have been someone who was called to greatness and yet
South African Anti-Apartheid Activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Dies at 81

South African Anti-Apartheid Activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Dies at 81

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, one of South Africa’s most prominent anti-apartheid activists and the former wife of South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela, died Monday at the age of 81.Read
South Africa's 'Mother of the Nation', Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies - video

South Africa's 'Mother of the Nation', Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies - video

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the South African anti-apartheid activist and former wife of Nelson Mandela, has died peacefully following a long illness, a family spokesman said in a statement. 'She
Winnie Mandela was loved and loathed, but she earned her place in history | Ralph Mathekga

Winnie Mandela was loved and loathed, but she earned her place in history | Ralph Mathekga

Despite her isolation and flaws, her role in the ANC-led liberation struggle was crucial to South AfricaWinnie Madikizela-Madela is gone, and her death is an opportunity for South Africa to reflect on
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies aged 81

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies aged 81

South African anti-apartheid campaigner and former wife of Nelson Mandela became mired in controversyWinnie Madikizela-Mandela, a hero of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa but also one of
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela to be given state funeral

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela to be given state funeral

President Cyril Ramaphosa pays tribute to anti-apartheid activist as mourners gather in SowetoWinnie Madikizela-Mandela, the hero of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa but also one of its