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“Nobody is born hating another person…” The Things They Tweet

Here’s a great example of the stark difference between the current American presidency and the last: in the wake of Trump’s horrific response to the Charlottesville tragedy, where he condemned “both sides” as responsible for the violence that occurred at a white supremacist, Neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Barack Obama tweeted ...

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An Open Letter to Mandela

I was introduced to this piece on Facebook by a friend, and my life has never been the same since I read it. The writer is a master of the subtle art of sarcasm. The entire work is replete with sarcasm. If you haven’t already seen it, seeing as it’s ...

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Nelson Mandela leaves $4 million estate in his will

Former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela left his $4.1 million estate to family members, the ruling African National Congress, former staff and several local schools, according to a reading of his will on Monday. The will was expected to set off another round of squabbling among members ...

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Stars For A Cause: Celebrities who put their money where their hearts are

Whenever we see celebrity news, it usually centers around who is twerking whom and what new blended name we need to remember now that two powerhouses have merged their lives in love. The truth is while many celebrities do spend racks-on-racks on-racks on the latest Gucci whatever, they also frequently ...

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That’s Not Nelson Mandela! Morgan Freeman mistaken for Mandela in India billboard gaffe

Well, what do you know . . . that case of mistaken identity keeps on going. An Indian owner of a billboard dedicated to Nelson Mandela was recently left red-faced after the discovery that a photo of actor Morgan Freeman was used instead of one of the anti-apartheid hero. The ...

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Giant rainbow over Mandela’s resting place

The stunning sight of a rainbow appeared over the Union Buildings in Pretoria, after the public viewing of the late former South African President and “Rainbow Nation” leader Nelson Mandela’s casket lying in state finished for the day. See other pictures below:

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Obama’s eulogy to Nelson Mandela as the icon was remembered by the world

U.S. President Barack Obama exhorted the world today to embrace Nelson Mandela’s universal message of peace and justice, electrifying tens of thousands of rain-lashed spectators and prompting a standing ovation by scores of heads of state in a South African stadium. In a speech that received thunderous applause and a ...

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‘His cocaine is 1st grade from Colombia’: Top reactions to Doyin Okupe’s ‘GEJ is our Mandela’ remark

The Senior Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Doyin Okupe has been criticized over a statement he reportedly made comparing President Jonathan to the recently deceased South African icon, Nelson Mandela. Dr. Okupe was reported to have declared during an interview on Africa Independent Television that “the ...

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Few heirs apparent to Mandela’s symbol of freedom

The passing of Nelson Mandela leaves a waning number of global figures representing freedom and resilience against oppression — and a changing world that makes it harder for anyone to approach Mandela’s iconic power. There are a few whose trials have made them symbols of freedom, including the former political ...

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What Kanye West has to say about all the talk over his comparison to Nelson Mandela

On Friday, a satirical online publication, The Daily Currant, wrote that Kanye West likened himself to Nelson Mandela. The publication borrowed phrases from Kanye’s vernacular and things they think he probably would say to create a series of quotes of the rapper comparing himself to Nelson Mandela. Taking into consideration ...

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