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Nelson Mandela

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  • Nelson Mandela, South African crusader for racial equality, dies at 95

    Nelson Mandela, South African crusader for racial equality, dies at 95
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela, South Africa's beloved first black president and anti-apartheid hero, has died after suffering recurring lung infections that were the legacy of tuberculosis contracted in prison during his long fight...
  • Idris Elba reveals he was a drug dealer and other secrets in GQ

    Idris Elba reveals he was a drug dealer and other secrets in GQ
    Idris Elba isn't afraid of his shadowy past. Actually, the actor seems to find revealing his secrets cathartic, as noted in his profile for GQ's October issue. The 41-year-old British actor rose to fame as a drug kingpin on HBO's critically acclaimed...
  • W&M's September adapts well

    Quincey September’s journey to William and Mary was a product of athletic ability, curiosity and a willingness to hit people, along with advice from a well-known friend. The Tribe’s senior linebacker is a native of South Africa who got a...
  • What makes a Nobel laureate?

    What makes a Nobel laureate?
    This year's Nobel Prizes are being unveiled this week. Are there any predictors that point to who will be selected? Here's George Beadle's (medicine, 1958) response: "Study diligently. Respect DNA. Don't smoke. Don't drink. Avoid women and politics. That'...
  • The words of Nelson Mandela echo through the decades

    The words of Nelson Mandela echo through the decades
    From a speech in the 1950s evoking the suffering of South Africa’s black majority to his expression of humility when released from prison, Nelson Mandela’s words etched the drama of his people. “The living conditions of the people,...
  • South Africa demands apology over U.S. detention of ex-official

    South Africa demands apology over U.S. detention of ex-official
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The ruling African National Congress of South Africa demanded an apology Monday after U.S. officials detained and questioned a South African businessman and former government minister in New York last week. In an...
  • Court sentences white supremacists who plotted to kill Mandela

    Court sentences white supremacists who plotted to kill Mandela
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Members of a white supremacist Afrikaner "army" who hatched a poorly planned plot to assassinate former South African President Nelson Mandela were sentenced Tuesday to as many as 35 years in prison. The 21 defendants...
  • Linda Carter, president, Community Foundation of Broward

    Linda Carter, president, Community Foundation of Broward
    Last week: Kudos to Diana Nyad! At 64, she became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a cage. Having attempted this feat five times over 35 years, she demonstrated the value of perseverance and true grit and emerged to say, “We...
  • Jennifer O'Flannery Anderson, VP/community relations, Nova Southeastern

    Jennifer O'Flannery Anderson, VP/community relations, Nova Southeastern
    Last week: What a week for news! IBM eliminating medical benefits for retirees as they will now be eligible for the health care exchanges sounded the bell that health care reforms are starting to be implemented and the effects are coming in ways people...
  • Dan Lindblade, president, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce

    Dan Lindblade, president, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
    Last week: We continue to see steady job growth and the recent Citrix hiring expansion of 200 jobs was another positive for Broward County. Our public and private/partnerships continue to focus on working together to expand our employment base. County and...
  • Mandela's lessons for our polarized Congress

    Mandela's lessons for our polarized Congress
    I wondered, as the most recent congressional political convulsions came to a close, what lessons the leaders of our polarized political parties might learn from the example of Nelson Mandela. He did not succumb to pure partisanship as he led South...