| Dec 14, 2013
| 6:21 AM
The man who is now infamous as the "fake interpreter" at Nelson Mandela's memorial faced murder charges in 2003, South African newspaper eNCA discovered.
Thamsanqa Jantjie blames his schizophrenia, saying that he was hallucinating angels were flying...
| Dec 13, 2013
The handshake between President Obama and Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela's memorial service would have made the South African leader smile. It was the latest sign of a gradual thawing in relations between Washington and Havana after a frozen half-century....
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:55 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Nelson Mandela, who emerged from more than a quarter of a century in prison to steer a troubled African nation to its first multiracial democracy, uniting the country by reaching out to fearful whites and becoming a...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:30 AM
I have a very simple solution to all the brouhaha surrounding President Obama's questionable decision to partake in a "selfie" cellphone photo during Nelson Mandela's funeral.
Place him, at least for this year, on the "naughty" list.
| Dec 10, 2013
| 6:30 PM
I am a purist at holiday time. That means I always have the final say when choosing the family Christmas tree, always carve the holiday bird and always stand on a rickety ladder while hanging lights from front yard trees as neighbors watch from their...
| Jan 4, 2014
Linda Johnson Rice remembers flying to Paris at age 7 for the couture shows with her mother, Eunice Johnson, on a buying trip for the Ebony Fashion Fair.
Around age 9 she was getting to know Michael Jackson, also 9, because her father, John H. Johnson,...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:00 AM
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6
A Case of You
A young writer smitten with the barista at his local coffee shop scours her Facebook profile for intel and tries to transform himself into her dream guy. With Justin Long and Evan Rachel Wood. Written by Long....
| Dec 22, 2013
It would be a mistake to think that the end of the Cold War also ended the threat posed by nuclear weapons. Nuclear-armed states continue to deploy huge arsenals of nuclear weapons, other states continue with their efforts to acquire nuclear weapons,...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 1:43 PM
We've all seen selfies taken in questionable places. During a school lockdown. In front of a man attempting suicide. At Auschwitz.
Now, some people are adding President Obama to the list of people with poor selfie judgment after the leader of the free...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:20 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The official sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's state memorial service on Tuesday didn't even know the gestures for "South Africa" or "thank you," according to representatives of organizations for deaf people....
| Dec 5, 2013
| 2:35 PM
"Isn't Mandela still president?" That startling question came from a homeless teenager in a Cape Town township during an interview in 2007, as I set off around South Africa to explore the meaning of freedom in the lives of young people. At first, I...