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Nelson Mandela Talks Revolution and Freedom in 1961 Interview

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The global peace maker, first black president of South Africa, and 1993 Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela has made a lasting impression on the world.  He was born July 18, 1918 in Mveso, Transkei, South Africa as Rolihlahla Mandela.  He was the first in his family to attend school, and it was his teacher who gave him the name Nelson. His father’s death at age 9 dramatically changed his…

Lupe Fiasco Doesn’t Think Being a Black President Is That Big of a Deal

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Hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco is one of the most outspoken musicians of his era and in an interview with Katie Couric, he admits that he’s paid a price for it. Appearing on Katie Couric World 3.0, Fiasco admitted that many people in the industry turned their backs on him once he called President Obama a terrοrist in 2011. “I was immediately blackballed,” Fiasco told Couric. “I lost a lot of…

FBI Admits Spying on Nelson Mandela as Late as the 1990s

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After Nelson Mandela’s passing, most American leaders gushed with praise over the importance of the anti-apartheid icon, but a report by Al Jazeera reveals that the U.S. was still spying on Mandela as late as the 1990’s. Even after Mandela was released from prison, the U.S. still designated Mandela’s African National Congress (ANC) as a terrοrist organization. An FBI memo obtained by Al Jazeera reveals that the FBI kept tabs…

Nelson Mandela’s Funeral Set To Broadcast Around The World December 15th

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By: Britt L The world is still mourning the death of South African leader and philanthropist Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at the age of 95. Memories, photographs, and the outpouring of love hasn’t stopped since the reports of the Nobel Peace Prize winner’s death. Nelson Mandela will be buried in a state funeral on Sunday, December 15. President Jacob Zuma confirmed Friday that Mandela will be laid to rest…

Idris Elba Plays Convincing Role in “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”

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By Lillian Armstead The actor Idris Elba who is playing the role of Nelson Mandela in the movie “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” spent countless hours studying video footage and rehearsing scripts to understand the mind, mannerism and speech of the 95 year old Nelson Mandela. Elba was convinced that he could transform himself into the former South African leader during the six months of filming in South Africa. Not…

President Obama is Showing Mandela Film at the White House

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President Barack Obama is having an exclusive and special screening of The Weinstein Co. movie  “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” at the White House on Nov. 7th. The highly anticipated film follows the life and times of well-respected Nelson Mandela through his early years, coming of age, getting his education, 27 torturous years in prison, as well as when he became president and helped to rebuild Africa in many ways….

Jennifer Hudson and Her Amazing Family

Jennifer Hudson and Her Amazing Family

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  Among the celebrities that are most beloved around the world, Jennifer Hudson tops the list.  She has a great fiance and is determined to make the world a better place as a performer.  Jennifer was one of the 175 celebrities who signed an open letter to the president to stop the mass incarceration crisis, and she has also been slated to play the wife of Nelson Mandela in an…

Nelson Mandela’s Family Is Already Fighting Over His Money

Nelson Mandela’s Family Is Already Fighting Over His Money

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Although Nelson Mandela isn’t doing well, his legacy continues. Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard are scheduled to appear in a biopic as Winnie and Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela is a phenomenal man, whose history is as remarkable as that of most great countries. September 6 2013 the world will be able to see The story of Nelson Mandela and his wife come to life. The big problem for Mandela is that, in…

The Nelson Mandela Story Starring Jennifer Hudson & Terrence Howard Movie Release Date September 6, 2013

The Nelson Mandela Story Starring Jennifer Hudson & Terrence Howard Movie Release Date September 6, 2013

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By: Madam Prezident Although Nelson Mandela isn’t doing well, his legacy continues. Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard are scheduled to appear in a biopic as Winnie and Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela is a phenomenal man. This film had several release dates that were false, but now there is a release date that is supposed to be 100 percent. On September 6 2013, the world will be able to see The…

Ambulance With Legendary Nelson Mandela Broke Down En Route to Hospital

Ambulance With Legendary Nelson Mandela Broke Down En Route to Hospital

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Reports have been consistent about the health condition of Nelson Mandela.  We’re praying that he can recover,  but if he doesn’t, Nelson Mandela has had an extraordinary and legendary life and impact on all human beings. His family is by his side during this tough time. Although Mandela’s health is in bad shape, so was the ambulance truck that was responsible for transporting him to the hospital, which supposedly broke…

Nelson Mandela Still in the Hospital, Hanging On

Nelson Mandela Still in the Hospital, Hanging On

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Nelson Mandela is a very strong man.  He’s been in the hospital for days at a time, and every time people think he’s gone, he keeps holding on.   The former South African president is now recovering from a lung infection and the country is praying that he will be OK. The government has been mum on his condition, but say that he is in serious condition.  Children are singing…

The 21st Annual Pan-African Film Festival was held in Los Angeles this year.

The Top 7 Most Talked About Films Showcased at the Pan-African Film Festival

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Film festivals that are centered on Black directors and Black owned production companies are becoming more and more prominent, fortunately. The Pan-African Film Festival gave the spotlight to the talents and films of African Americans. One of the most talked about films was Vipaka, which stars Forest Whitaker, Anthony Mackie, Sanaa Lathan, Nicole Ari Parker and Mike Epps. The aforementioned are major actors in the Black community and the film is something different from what…

A Proud Moment: Nelson Mandela’s Face Appears on South African Currency

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Nelson Mandela is 94 years old, but he’s lived enough for all of us.   His life has had the ups and downs of a hero, and millions have been helped and inspired by his extraordinary sacrifices.  Mandela’s greatness was immortalized this week when his face was put on currency that is now in circulation in South Africa. These are the first South African bank notes to carry the image…

Nelson Mandela’s Grandson Marries Again, In Spite of Ban on 3rd Wife

Nelson Mandela’s Grandson Marries Again, In Spite of Ban on 3rd Wife

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The grandson of Nelson Mandela is planning to marry a third wife Saturday in spite of a court ban on his pending marriage. Chief Mandla Mandela’s is planning to marry Princess Mbali Makhathini at the Mvezo Royal Palace in rural Eastern Cape province, according to family spokesperson Sidima Mnqanqeni.“We are confident that there will be no disturbance and the marriage is on,” said Mnqanqeni.     In addition to being the grandson of Nelson Mandela,…

Idris Elba To Play Nelson Mandela In Official Biopic

Idris Elba To Play Nelson Mandela In Official Biopic

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    Idris Elba is set to play Nelson Mandela in the “official” biopic for former South African President.   Is this the real deal or does “official” mean that we’re going to get the fluffy story about Mandela’s life? Click to read more on YourBlackCelebrities.com