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.

View original post

~ 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…

View original post 1,096 more words

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.

Musical Tributes to Nelson “Madiba” Mandela ….


Tributes

It Is What It Is

Image

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South Africananti-apartheid revolutionary as well as a politician and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the first black South African to hold the office, and the first elected in a fully representative election.

His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling institutionalized racism, poverty and inequality, and fostering racial reconciliation.

Politically an African nationalist and democratic socialist, he served as the President of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1991 to 1997. Internationally, Mandela was the Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement from 1998 to 1999.

His Excellency
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
OMACCCOJGCStJQCGCHBRRSONPK
Nelson Mandela on the eve of his 90th birthday in Johannesburg in May 2008
President of South Africa
In office
10 May 1994 – 14 June 1999
DeputyThabo Mbeki
F. W. de Klerk
Preceded byF. W. de…

View original post 661 more words

Sudan reports widespread Yellow Fever outbreak, 14 Dead


This is so sad.

The Extinction Protocol

December 6, 2013AFRICASudan’s Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) has notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of an outbreak of yellow fever that is affecting 12 localities in West and South Kordofan states. A total of 44 suspected cases and 14 deaths have been reported from October 3 to November 24, 2013 in the localities of Lagawa, Kailak, Muglad and Abyei in West Kordofan and Elreef Alshargi, Abu Gibaiha, Ghadir, Habila, Kadugli, Altadamon, Talodi and Aliri in South Kordofan. Field investigations carried out by the FMOH revealed that the initial suspected cases were reported among seasonal workers coming from the eastern states of Sudan who had traveled to West Kordofan for work in October. Subsequent cases were reported among locals in both West and South Kordofan states, following the arrival of the workers. Blood samples that were collected during the field investigation tested positive for Yellow Fever…

View original post 403 more words