Mourning Mandela in South Africa


He was such an inspiration to all peoples. His love and inspiration crossed all colors, religion and politics.

Anderson Cooper 360

News of Nelson Mandela’s passing came around midnight local time in South Africa. That means many people there woke to the sad news today. Robyn Curnow is in Johannesburg and tells Anderson how the country is mourning Mandela’s passing and celebrating his legacy.

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~ Peace & Love ~


Bob Marley believed in One World, One love and One Life. He was a man who carried compassion and forgiveness in his soul. Hugs, Barbara

Mind Chatter

I am sharing this event today as it further illustrates how messed we are as a general society.

In Wal-Mart today, doing my shopping.  In my scooter I come into an aisle wherein there is a young Black man, jeans down around his bum, looking at the chips.  I try very hard not to judge people so it wasn’t even an option to be rude to this young man, there was no need.  His basket was in the middle of the aisle; I said, “excuse me”, and he politely moved it to the side.  A bonus for me was his words to me upon looking down at me in the scooter:  he said, “Oh sorry there, beautiful.”  I know I didn’t look beautiful, but just someone saying it was nice.  He moved his cart, I was able to get to the items I needed, and we went back to shopping…

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A Pictoral Homage to the ” Father of South Africa”


Mr. Nelson Mandela

Mr. Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela at concert

Nelson Mandela at concert

At home with family

At home with family

Two leaders who were close friends

Two leaders who were close friends

Nelson Mandela and Bob Geldof

Nelson Mandela and Bob Geldof

The Nelson Mandela bridge

The Nelson Mandela bridge

Nelson Mandela campaigning for President

Nelson Mandela campaigning for President

Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu

Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu

Mr. Mandela

Mr. Mandela

Nelson Mandela and Michael Jackson

Nelson Mandela and Michael Jackson

Mural

Mural

Nelson Mandela in art

Nelson Mandela in art

Nelson Mandela holding his granddaughter

Nelson Mandela holding his granddaughter

Nelson Mandela and Kofi Annan Secretary of  United Nations

Nelson Mandela and Kofi Annan Secretary of United Nations

Nelson Mandela receiving Nobel Peace Prize

Nelson Mandela receiving Nobel Peace Prize

Nelson Mandela and Oprah

Nelson Mandela and Oprah

Nelson Mandela and Princess Caroline

Nelson Mandela and Princess Caroline

Nelson Mandela being released from prison

Nelson Mandela being released from prison

South Africa and Rugby team after winning rugby award

South Africa and Rugby team after winning rugby award

Mr. Mandela at the unveiling of a life size sculpture of himself

Mr. Mandela at the unveiling of a life size sculpture of himself

Nelson Mandela and Will Smith

Nelson Mandela and Will Smith

World Cup: Netherlands v Spain. Spain won. Mr. Mandela touring stadium

World Cup: Netherlands v Spain. Spain won. Mr. Mandela touring stadium

Nelson Mandela speaking to the American Congress

Nelson Mandela speaking to the American Congress

Mr. Mandela fought hard and long to bring freedom to the people of South Africa. At the beginning of his rise, South Africa was always governed by its Caucasian minority. He transcended the struggles of his life and kept his eyes on equality and freedom for his countrymen and women. His life will always serve as a shining example of the ability to forgive, for being progressive and for having compassion. In deep respect, the world says a reluctant goodbye to this icon.