Posts tagged "nelson mandela"

Photographer Assures Us That Michelle Obama Was Not Mortified By The President’s Funeral Selfie

Photographer, Roberto Schmidt, who took the now infamous pic of Michelle Obama looking mortified while Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt posed for a selfie at Nelson Mandela's memorial service, is coming to the first lady's defense. "Photos can lie," writes Schmidt on the AFP blog. "I…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 11, 2013

RIP Nelson Mandela: 5 Must Read Pieces About The South African Leader & Revolutionary’s Passing

Yesterday, the world lost one of its greatest thinkers, political leaders and revolutionaries, former South African president Nelson Mandela. His death at the age of 95 -- an age the vast majority of radical revolutionaries never reach -- has prompted an outpouring of tributes, many of which either gloss over the United States government's support…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 6, 2013

Nelson Mandela Dead At 95

Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, an anti-apartheid peace activist and Nobel Prize winner, is dead at 95. Mandela spent 27 years in prison for his activism on behalf of civil rights for South Africa's Black people, living in a six-foot wide cell on Robben Island.  Mandela had been sick for a long…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 5, 2013

Happy Belated Birthday, Nelson Mandela!

This week, Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa and anti-apartheid leader, celebrated his 95th birthday in a hospital in Pretoria. After spending five months in Cape Town while studying abroad, I have learned a great deal about Mandela and his fight against national and global oppression.

By: Daley Quinn / July 21, 2013

Next Reality TV Stars: Mandela’s Granddaughters

Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney, meet Zaziwe, Swati, and Dorothy: The newest trio of ladies to enter the big bad world of reality TV will be none other than Nelson Mandela's granddaughters, the women announced today in Johannesburg. The unnamed show, which will likely air next year, will follow the lives of Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway (34, a…

By: Newser / October 1, 2011

Digital Time Capsule With Superstar Sperm Is Being Sent To Space

Space, the final frontier, is getting a new voyager and some sperm that’s outta this world! Richard Garriott, the video game visionary behind Tabula Rasa, is going to be the sixth private citizen to be sent to outer space. How’d he get so lucky? Well, he’s started a program to collect, create, and carry digital…

By: Simcha / September 8, 2008