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Discrimination

Was A Southern Sheriff’s Refusal To Lower The Flag To Honor Nelson Mandela Racist?

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 3:18 PM December 12, 2013
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When President Obama ordered American flags lowered to half staff in honor of Nelson Mandela, South Carolina Sheriff Rick Clark refused. Was it patriotism? Or was it racism?

News

Rick Santorum: Obamacare Is Like Apartheid, I’m Like Mandela

by David Badash ● 3:22 PM December 6, 2013
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Just a few hours after Nelson Mandela died yesterday, Rick Santorum pulled up a chair to talk with Bill O’Reilly and epically embarrassed himself — and offended the memory of the late South African leader.

Civil Rights

Playing in the Sun: A Tribute to Nelson Mandela

by Clinton Fein ● 8:23 PM December 5, 2013
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New Civil Rights Movement contributor Clinton Fein, born in South Africa in 1964, shares his thoughts on today’s passing of Nelson Mandela.

News

LGBT Organizations Mourn Passing Of Nelson Mandela: He ‘United A Rainbow Nation’

by David Badash ● 7:29 PM December 5, 2013
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Nelson Mandela had a strong, positive impact on LGBT civil rights. His passing today is a loss for all communities around the world. LGBT civil rights organizations issued the following statements on the late South African President’s passing.

News

Video: ‘He Belongs To The Ages’ — Obama Speaks On Passing Of Nelson Mandela

by David Badash ● 5:43 PM December 5, 2013
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President Barack Obama this afternoon spoke from the White House on the passing of Nelson Mandela.

News

Breaking: Nelson Mandela, Former President Of South Africa, Dies At 95

by David Badash ● 5:01 PM December 5, 2013
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Nelson Mandela, an internationally beloved anti-apartheid, freedom, and equal civil rights activist who became the first black South African to serve as his nation’s President, has died after a series of lengthy illnesses.

International

Nelson Mandela in Critical Condition

by Tanya Domi ● 5:55 PM June 23, 2013
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Nelson Mandela, the first African President of South Africa, is in critical condition in a hospital in his ancestral home in Pretoria Nelson Mandela,  the anti-apartheid leader of a revolutionary movement in South Africa that resisted through any means, the oppression of the apartheid system, a definatively cruel system of racial segregation–and went on to [...]

Civil Rights

Nelson Mandela Day Is Today!

by David Badash ● 11:49 AM July 18, 2011
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Today is the second annual Nelson Mandela day, which takes place every July 18. Watch a video history of the Nobel Peace Prize winner’s life.

Discrimination

After UN Vote Allowing Gay Execution, South Africa Bears Brunt Of Backlash

by Tanya Domi ● 11:33 AM December 1, 2010
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Two weeks ago, African nations led a charge successfully removing “sexual orientation” from a United Nations resolution protecting persons from extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. Now, South Africa, once seen as a refuge for LGBT equality on the African continent, is feeling the brunt of the backlash against its complicity in the blatantly discriminatory vote [...]