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Nelson Mandela

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  • Historic encounter with Cuba's Castro awaits Obama in Panama

    Turning the page on a half-century of hostility, President Barack Obama signaled Thursday he will soon remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, boosting hopes for improved ties as he prepared for a historic encounter with Cuban...
  • Advocate for women, children to speak at Morgan commencement

    A woman who has worked worldwide to advocate the rights of women and children and who is the widow of Nelson Mandela will be the commencement speaker at Morgan State University. Graca Machel will also be awarded an honorary doctorate at the ceremony on...
  • Obama looks to Cuba shift to win back Latin America at summit

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama left the 2012 Summit of the Americas in Colombia an isolated world leader, berated by his Latin American counterparts over U.S. policies toward Cuba. This time will be different. As Obama prepares to return to the summit...
  • Mandela daughter to speak in West Boca

    Mandela daughter to speak in West Boca
    The late Nelson Mandela's daughter will speak in a rare U.S. appearance at a West Boca benefit to raise money for wells at two schools in her father's hometown near his burial site. Makaziwe "Maki" Mandela, a South African businesswoman and chairwoman...
  • The Rev. Willie Barrow dies at 90; longtime civil rights activist

    The Rev. Willie Barrow dies at 90; longtime civil rights activist
    The Rev. Willie Barrow, a front-line civil rights fighter for decades and a mentor to younger generations of activists, has died in Chicago. She was 90. Barrow was a field organizer for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., marched on Washington and Selma in...
  • Santaluces High School students screen 'Selma'

    Santaluces High School students screen 'Selma'
    Thanks to 10th grade English teacher Leann Harms, students at Santaluces Community High School recently were able to have a special on-campus screening of Oprah Winfrey's latest film, "Selma." Harms emailed Ava DuVernay, the director of the film, and...
  • Old colonial statues are in the crosshairs in South Africa

    It began with a container of excrement. On March 9, a South African student protester tossed feces on a statue of British colonialist Cecil John Rhodes at the University of Cape Town, igniting nationwide calls to remove other statues of former white...
  • Palm Beach County Calendar

      Through Saturday, April 18 Exhibit: Feast for the Eyes Cultural Council of Palm Beach County Barry Seidman's new fine art photography series, Feast for the Eyes, will be on display. Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, 601 Lake Ave., Lake...
  • Nelson Mandela's daughter to speak at 'The Power of Hope'

    What's happening: The Power of Hope Mark your calendar: March 28 at 6 p.m. Where: St. Andrews Country Club, 17577 W. Claridge Oval, Boca Raton The details: This evening will feature an elegant, South African inspired dinner including lobster tails,...
  • Palm Beach County Calendar

      Friday, March 20, at 11 a.m. New Directions for Women's Health Luncheon National Jewish Health Gail Sheehy, New York Times best-selling author of "Passages," will speak about the importance of living a daring life every day. $100. Polo Club of...
  • South Africa grants parole to apartheid death squad leader 'Prime Evil'

    South Africa grants parole to apartheid death squad leader 'Prime Evil'
    One of apartheid’s most notorious killers, Eugene de Kock, a former police colonel nicknamed “Prime Evil,” will walk free after 20 years in jail. South Africa’s government announced Friday that De Kock had been granted parole. De...