By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist There is no debate concerning the irrefutable fact that the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the greatest leaders recognized, admired and affirmed by millions of people across America and throughout the world. King’s activism and leadership changed America and the world, as […]
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By Clifford F. Buttram Jr. Special to Frost Illustrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work, 1955-1965 Undoubtedly, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. changed America’s moral, constitutional and social heading in the span of 10 years. From 1955 to 1965, his tireless efforts are still not fully understood nor are they properly framed for us to […]
(GIN)—In a note from the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation , the South Africa-based organization expressed its concern for former President Jimmy Carter, now battling an advanced stage of cancer. Archbishop Tutu is similarly struggling with cancer and has been in and out of the hospital. Carter, who considered himself a friend of Africa, […]
(GIN)—Plans by UK Prime Minister David Cameron to dismantle a critical piece of human rights legislation has sparked a firestorm among activists including many South African anti-apartheid icons who expressed outrage that the plans were announced just prior to July 18, Mandela Day. Cameron’s Conservative party wants to scrap the Human Rights Act in favor […]
(GIN)–Where some business school graduates nurse dreams of wealth and glory, Vimbiso Mashumba has been building health care systems to help women and children in Zimbabwe. The young entrepreneur runs a rural clinic that combats high levels of mother to child transmission of HIV and other HIV related issues. She also co-founded a school-building program–Love […]
(GIN)—Last December, Madiba’s ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and his last wife, Graca Machel, were seen comforting each other in the wake of the statesman’s death. The warmth has cooled, if not frozen over, as Winnie opens a court fight for the estate of the former president, the validity of the will, and the legitimacy of the […]
Family feuds could stall settlement of Nelson Mandela’s estate, estimated at $4.1 million. The family met last week to hear the reading of the will
Graca Machel, third wife of former leader Nelson Mandela, will handle husband Nelson’s affairs, said a spokesman for the AbaThembu royal family.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, an activist in the anti-apartheid struggle, said he was dismayed at the “blatant exclusion” of Afrikaners from memorial services for Nelson Mandela.