President Barack Obama pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

Yesterday in Johannesburg, President Obama joined leaders from the United States and around the world at a national memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela. In President Obama’s remarks, he reflected on what Mandela meant to him personally, as well as to the people of South Africa, and urged all of us to … More President Barack Obama pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

Remembering Mandela’s 1962 Creative Cry to the World

By Melanie Nathan, June 12, 2013. At the time of the 1962 trial of Nelson Mandela, one of a few, South Africans who were not white, and who comprised the majority of the population, were not allowed to vote. This was because Apartheid excluded black South Africans from this basic right to equality.  When reading … More Remembering Mandela’s 1962 Creative Cry to the World

Dear Mandela: The dream you went to prison for has never been achieved

KPFA Evening News, 02.17.2013 By Ann Garrison South African President Jacob Zuma, in his State of the Union address, promised to speed the pace of land redistribution and housing construction to replace the country’s urban shantytowns, but nearly 20 years after the end of apartheid, the number of people living in shantytowns has doubled and the … More Dear Mandela: The dream you went to prison for has never been achieved