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Kanye Claims A Lot Of Things, But Being Next Mandela Isn’t One Of Them


Just to clarify: Kanye West never claimed to be the next Madiba and we should be bringing Nelson Mandela’s name into far deeper  conversations. Visit for more information It’s the article that’s been nearly impossible to miss if you’ve been anywhere near social media in the last three days. The Daily Currant, a satirical […]

Breaking News: Former South African President And Activist Nelson Mandela Has Died At Age 95


Current South African President Breaks Sad News, Remembers Mandela  Visit for more information     Advertisement In a press conference streamed live on various news outlets, South African President Jacob Zuma announced the passing of famed and heralded anti-Apartheid leader and former South African President Nelson Mandela, a widely respected leader and national icon […]

[EXCLUSIVE] South African Music Icon Yvonne Chaka Chaka Talks Nelson Mandela, Idris Elba and South African Progress

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Visit for more information With 2014 marking South Africa’s historic 20th anniversary of freedom next year, the release of the  Justin Chadwick (The First Grader, The Other Boleyn Girl) directed Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom biopic shows the world the apartheid era that existed in South Africa. The PG-13 movie released nationwide today and […]

Film Review: ‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’

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The Source Magazine attended a special screening of the Weinstein Company’s “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” this week. The event was hosted by Anna Wintour, Burberry and U2. Bono & The Edge were in attendance to celebrate the original song “Ordinary Day” that they wrote for the film and honor the Mandela family. Zenani Mandela was in attendance. 

Obama Honors First Black President

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Obama stops on South African itinerary to console the Mandela family. Visit for more information As the world has been anxiously tuning in to updates on the condition of Nelson Mandela, President Obama has been singing his praises, and added on a check-in with the family to his itinerary in South Africa. The President recently embarked […]

Happy Birthday to Nelson Mandela: A Timeless Leader, Political Activist and Freedom Fighter

Visit for more information Following WWII, the National Party of South Africa enacted apartheid, a system of legislative segregation that created white minority supremacy over the diverse racial inhabitants of the region; intense racial classification, residential, municipal and educational segregation and even separate government entities characterized the National Party’s reign. Nelson Mandela lived his […]

Black History: The Source Celebrates Nelson Mandela

Visit for more information Having the blessing of being able to see the sun set, Nelson Mandela can appreciate casual freedom after being locked in a cell during the daytime for 27 years of his life. A man of strong conviction, Mendela refused to compromise with a government structure built on apartheid. Even when […]