| Aug 22, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Brandy reportedly played to a nearly empty arena in South Africa this week.
The Grammy Award-winning R&B star was a surprise guest at the Nelson Mandela Sports and Cultural Day concert in Soweto on Saturday, but nearly all of the event-goers were gone...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:56 AM
Legendary athletes Muhammad Ali, Tiger Woods and Gary Player echoed world leaders in the wake of Nelson Mandela's death on Thursday at age 95.
The man who endured 27 years of imprisonment for his civil-rights efforts and helped end apartheid upon his...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 9:56 AM
South African runner Oscar Pistorius was indicted Wednesday on two new charges that are believed to allege he fired guns in public during separate incidents that occurred before he killed his girlfriend in his apartment in February.
| Dec 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Many who spent decades in journalism as I did hesitate or hedge when asked to name the most important/interesting/influential/fascinating person they ever met. But I don't. Sorting through the politicians and pundits, the athletes and actors, the common...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 1:58 PM
Danny Leclair snapped a photo of two toy grooms holding hands. He then sent the photo via email to his longtime partner, Aubrey Loots, with a question:
"Do you want to get married on a Rose Parade float?"
Loots agreed, and on New Year’s Day...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 1:11 PM
Seldom does the death of a foreign leader touch the hearts and minds of Americans as did the passing at age 95 of Nelson Mandela, who suffered, struggled and eventually led South Africa out of the scourge of racial apartheid and became, almost...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 4:22 PM
As a Democratic operative and former Easton councilman, Mike Fleck has had the opportunity to meet plenty of big name politicians. But only one was the subject of his studies at the time. In 1997, Fleck was studying abroad in South Africa at University of...
| Dec 7, 2013
In the Christmas season, it is natural for men and women of the Christian faith to ponder the lessons of the Gospel and particularly the forbearance of their savior who made the ultimate sacrifice so that others might be free. Few political leaders who...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 2:54 PM
2012 Fairview Goats do Roam red wine
From: South Africa
Serve with: Hamburgers, pizza
It seemed fitting to toast Nelson Mandela with a South African wine. In addition to everything else he accomplished, Mandela cleared the way for...
| Jan 31, 2014
In December, in the thick of tributes that poured in following the death of Nelson Mandela, South Africa's Soweto Gospel Choir chose to eulogize their leader with an abrupt, but no less affecting, flash-mob-style performance in a grocery store. Posing...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 6:03 PM
I agree with Sherman Howell, "Nelson Mandela showed powerfully how one person can improve the world" [Dec. 12], but I think that it could serve a useful purpose to point out that, as far as the current adulation of Mandela by the U.S. is concerned, it was...