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Nelson Mandela

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  • Local political consultant recounts meeting Nelson Mandela

     
    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...
  • Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Colin Powell Cross Political Divide for 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'

    Why hold a Washington, D.C. screening for your new film at any local theater when you can book the Kennedy Center? The question was clearly a no-brainer for producer and noted political fundraiser Harvey Weinstein concerning his company's new release,...
  • Singer Brandy performs for about 40 people in 90,000-person arena

    Singer Brandy performs for about 40 people in 90,000-person arena
    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...
  • Rabbi struggles with gambling addiction, loss of pulpit

     Rabbi struggles with gambling addiction, loss of pulpit
    Rabbi Michael Sternfield had just started pushing buttons at an Indiana casino on a June day in 2011 when he watched the icons flash across the screen: ace, king, queen, jack and 10, all of the same suit. Bells rang, lights flashed and casino staff...
  • Segarra: Hartford Safer Than In 30 Years

    The following are the remarks made by Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra at the MetroHartford Rising Star breakfast Tuesday. Good morning everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. I want to take this moment to wish you all a truly happy new...
  • Tiger Woods shares wise words from a meeting with Nelson Mandela

    In thirty years, when Tiger Woods is no longer able to hit it 320 and no longer has to answer questions about winning or not winning majors, he might have a moment of clarity on what golf has given him. The money will rate high, of course. The fame...
  • Diamonds are nobody's friend

    Diamonds are nobody's friend
    I don't expect society to see it my way about marriage anytime soon—that it's a weirdly patriarchal institution, grounded in sexism, that keeps everyone from getting their bone on—but at least hear me out on the engagement ring. The crown...
  • King, Mandela: Two Heroes, One Goal

    King, Mandela: Two Heroes, One Goal
    They lived on different continents, were raised in different circumstances and never met. But the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who died in 1968 at 39, and Nelson Mandela, who died last year at 95, were cut from the same cloth. It is a fabric woven...
  • Rabbit in Mandela statue's ear has to go, South African officials say

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- When Nelson Mandela's sculpture was unveiled at the seat of government in Pretoria after his burial last month, no one noticed one small detail: a bronze rabbit nestled in his right ear. The Department of Arts and Culture...
  • Kate DiCamillo wins Newbery Medal; Printz, Caldecott awards announced

    Kate DiCamillo wins Newbery Medal; Printz, Caldecott awards announced
    Kate DiCamillo's novel for young adults, "Flora and Ulysses," is the winner of the 2014 John Newbery Medal, the top honor in children's literature from the American Library Assn. The Caldecott Medal for most distinguished picture book went to "Locomotive"...
  • Nelson Mandela tribute: Ali, Woods and more mourn South African leader

    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...