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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…

South Africans Embrace “Mandela” Critics Cry Propoganda

South Africans Embrace “Mandela” Critics Cry Propoganda

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by Greg B. According to Reuters the recent release of the film Mandela in South Africa has an expected warm and cold acceptance. “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”, which stars Idris Elba opened in South Africa with high emotions and critics not pleased with the facts in the movie. The film which is two hours long, attempts to capture 60 years of the freedom fighter’s life, including 27 years in…

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…

Zimbabwe President Opens a “Blacks Only” Stock Exchange?

Zimbabwe President Opens a “Blacks Only” Stock Exchange?

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Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe is probably one of the most controversial leaders in the world.  He is determined to make everything black-owned, even if by force.  Is this fair to those who are having their assets taken?  Some say “no,” but others point to years of colonialism, where whites were the ones going to Africa and taking things for themselves.  His new economic plans are considered to be harmful to…

WTH: Dennis Rodman Wants A Nobel Peace Prize

WTH: Dennis Rodman Wants A Nobel Peace Prize

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By: Madam Prezident I’m not sure why Dennis Rodman thinks he should receive a Nobel Peace Prize for his peacemaking efforts between North Korea and the United States.  Supposedly, Mr. Rodman spoke with North Korea’s leader during a recent visit and and they developed a special bond, well they bonded well enough that Mr. Rodman considers North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ‘a lifetime friend’.  A few months ago “The Worm”…

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…

South African Columnist of News 24, Khaya Dlanga Believes Men Between The Ages of 18-35 Will Not Marry Women With Children

The (Ree)lationship Guide: Is A Woman With Children ‘Marriage Material’?

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by Ree, “The (Ree)lationship Guide” South African columnist Khaya Dlanga wrote  a column revealing that men between the ages of 18-35 will not marry a woman with children — even if he has children of his own. Dlanga wrote, “Now, before you chew my head off, I know that there are some guys who have married women who have children with another man – sometimes women with children not from just one man….

Charlize Theron Adopts A Black Baby Boy

Charlize Theron Adopts A Black Baby Boy

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    Charlize Theron is a mom!  Us Weekly reports that the Oscar-winning actress, 36, has adopted an African-American baby boy named Jackson. According to a source, little Jackson was born in the United States. “She has always wanted to be a mom,” the source tells Us. “She is glad to be able to do it on her own now and is so happy to be a mom.” Baby Jackson…

Oprah Overjoyed at Her School’s First Graduation

Oprah Overjoyed at Her School’s First Graduation

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    Oprah Winfrey cried Saturday when she announced the inaugural Class of 2011 at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa. The talk show queen and media mogul gave a touching speech to the class at the institute in Henley-on-Klip South Africa. Her 72 graduating students are all headed to universities across South Africa and the united States, undergoing courses in various subjects including medicine, law,…

Woman Tries to Smuggle Cocaine Through Airport In Dreads

Woman Tries to Smuggle Cocaine Through Airport In Dreads

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    According to Madame Noire: The 23-year-old South African woman was caught attempting to smuggle 1.5 kilograms of cocaine in her dreadlocks on a flight to Bangkok. Authorities arrested her and held her in the capital yesterday after customs officers noticed a suspicious white substance in her hair, according to the Daily Mail. After a search, it was discovered that she matted the drug into her dreads before boarding…

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