Mandela: Gandhi’s Heir and Africa’s Greatest Son (Part 2/3)

December 11, 2013

Despite his flaws, Mandela is one of the greatest men of all time. The young Madiba was coming of age in the 1940s. As the rest of the world seemed to be marching to freedom, South Africa was turning back the clock. After the 1948 election in...

The Legacy of Nelson Mandela

December 09, 2013

Mandela has become a symbol of what one can achieve with true dedication to a cause. Background When Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born in 1918, South Africa was a country entirely different from what it is today. Since colonial times, people of color in South Africa were seen as...

When America Met Mandela

July 04, 2013

"Take your guns, pangas, and knives and throw them into the sea" (Nelson Mandela). By Francis Njubi Nesbitt "Who is this man Mandela?" The US News & World Report asked in January 1990. Apparently no one knew much, since the magazine could only come up with three short...