Jeff Johnson calling in from South Africa talks with the TJMS about the ailing condition of former South African President Nelson Mandela and his legacy.


UPDATE: NBC News reports are saying that Nelson Mandela is being treared for pneumonia.  His doctor says that pneumonia as well as other medical issues aren’t necessarily expected but are definitely common given Mandela’s age and tuberculosis diagnosis. The family continues to encourage people to pray for the former president of South Africa and visited […]

Former South African president Nelson Mandela (pictured), who was airlifted to a Pretoria hospital on Saturday, will undergo further testing for an undisclosed condition but is…


It’s obvious that there’s some difficulty in being Black in Hollywood. We’ve seen cynics and critics alike go against Zoe Saldana as the legendary Nina Simone. And when there’s a second Black Bond girl who makes more headlines than Bond himself, it makes me question Black Hollywood. Being Black in Hollywood is almost like a spectacle that is sometimes marveled, […]

Against all odds, the party of Nelson Mandela has transformed a nation where just 20 years ago black South Africans could not vote, and beaches and restaurants were reserved for whites only. Read More at Black America Web

A Los Angeles boxing promoter sued Zindziswa Mandela, the daughter on Nelson Mandela, when she was unable to put together a fight featuring Manny Pacquiao and Money Mayweather.

Nelson Mandela’s grandchildren will star in a reality show, the family announced today. According to, Swati Dlamini, granddaughter of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela told reporters: “The show will be about their lives as young, black women…we’re not wearing ‘I’m a Mandela’ T-shirts.” Her cousin Dorothy Adjoa Amuah, who is the granddaughter of the late Evelyn Mandela […]

South Africa is celebrating the 93rd birthday today of its most prized national figure, anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. Close to 12 million students sang “Happy Birthday” to Mandela before school began today. But one of the many things African students — and people all across the world can look towards to for inspiration — are […]

On the big screen Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman has been everything from God (“Bruce Almighty”) to President (“Deep Impact”) to an assassin (“Wanted”) but playing former South African President Nelson Mandela probably means more to him than any previous role. Starring as the quiet yet iconic leader in Invictus, the man who makes Batman […]