Bill Clinton looked delighted to be in Nelson Mandela’s company after paying him a visit on the eve of his 94th birthday today. The former South African President and peace icon Nelson Mandela is looking good for his age. The foundation named for Mandela is celebrating the day, now known as Nelson Mandela International Day, by calling on individuals, communities and organizations around the world to pay tribute. It asks that people devote 67 minutes of time toward community service. Sixty-seven represents the 67 years that Mandela gave to the struggle to end apartheid in his homeland and promote social justice around the world. The United Nations declared July 18th Nelson Mandela International Day in November 2009. Read More »
The film â€˜Winnieâ€™ controversially depicts the life of Winnie Mandela (Jennifer Hudson), wife of Nelson Mandela (Terrance Howard) through her childhood, her husbandâ€™s 27-year incarceration, and her own year in solitary confinement. The biopic (directed by Darrell Roodt and, according to the trailer, is presented by Reverend T.D. Jakes) has been shown at movie festivals around the world. Read More »
In a recent interview withÂ Vulture, Idris Elba was quoted as saying “The less I talk about being black, the better.”
The quote can be veryÂ misunderstoodÂ and will quite possibly could set off a firestorm in the media. Â The entire statement that goes with the quote reads:Â better.”
â€œIâ€™m so bored of answering that. Are there differences between black actorsâ€™ opportunities and white actorsâ€™ opportunities? Yes, there are. Itâ€™s been said. Iâ€™d rather a young black actor read about success as opposed to how tough it was. I get these roles because I can act and thatâ€™s it. Hopefully thatâ€™s it. The less I talk about being black, the better.â€
Idris Elba will also be playingÂ Nelson MandelaÂ in an upcoming biopic about the African leader.
Nelson Mandela’s grandkids would like you to know that they are not the “African Kardashians”Â when filming satrts for theirÂ new reality show. Three of his granddaughters land reality show but no word yet which network is picking it up. This is one show you can bet will not feature cat fights, drunken cab rides,and sexcapades. Read More »
Nelson Mandela is recovering in a hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa from a collapsed lung. The former South African president was hospitalized in Johannesburg Wednesday for what his foundation said were routine tests. The Nelson Mandela Foundation added that the 92-year-old civil rights icon was in “no danger” and in “good spirits.” Mandela’s last public appearance was in July at the soccer World Cup.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela was hospitalized Thursday in Johannesburg for what his office said were routine tests. However, the 92-year-old anti-apartheid iconâ€™s overnight stay drew extraordinary media attention.
Reports say Mandela undergoes regular hospital checkups, but his latest visit starting Wednesday stretched into an unusually long stay. Journalists camped outside the hospital Thursday, watching Mandelaâ€™s relatives and friends enter for visits.
Current South African President Jacob Zumaâ€™s office cautioned reporters not to put pressure on Mandelaâ€™s doctors, and to give him â€œthe respect that he is entitled to.â€ Read More »