I met Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa on November 14, 1991. We met one year after Mandela was released from serving 27 years in…

I had the opportunity to visit South Africa on several occasions.  It became one of my favorite places in the world.  I had the chance to visit many places including Robben Island where he was held and the Saxon hotel where he wrote his memoirs upon his release from prison.  I even visited the home […]


The slate of movies dominated by Black actors continues this holiday weekend with openings for Black Nativity starring Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett and Forest Whitaker,…


The 2013 South-South Awards were held in Midtown Manhattan’s Waldorf-Astoria hotel Sunday evening. The awards honored global leaders who’ve made contributions to sustainable development in…

The Winnie Mandela biopic hits screens on Friday with Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard as the iconic South African couple. It’s but one of two…


Tom and the crew open the show talking about Mellody Hobson’s baby, Nelson Mandela’s condition and much more.

Watch Idris Elba portray Nelson Mandela in the extended trailer for “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom”. This is a must see.


Dominique jokes with the crew about Nelson Mandela‘s recovery and Kris Jenner‘s interview on the TJMS.

It seems like a storyline from a lurid soap opera. The remains of an aging patriarch’s three deceased children are secretly moved from their graves in a family plot. Two years later, other family members go to court to have the bodies returned. The messy fight — over legacy, money, and traditions — unfolds as […]

A family feud over the burial site of three of Nelson Mandela’s children intensified Tuesday when criminal charges were filed against one of his grandsons, as the ailing 94-year-old former president remained hospitalized in critical condition. Read More

En route to South Africa, President Obama said Friday he doesn’t need a “photo-op” with gravely ill civil-rights icon Nelson Mandela and isn’t sure whether he will visit him. Read More


With all of the media and press surrounding Nelson Mandela and his current situation it’s a good thing that the people hear from someone who is close to him rather than just a “source”. But what we her from Mandela’s daughter is not positive at all, at least when she refers to the foreign press. […]