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Celebrating the Late Madiba Today – Mandela Day


“It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it. Mandela Day will not be a holiday but a day devoted to service.” ~ Nelson Mandela speaking at the Nelson Mandela Foundation , Johannesburg, South Africa, 30 June 2009 #Time2Serve

It is the fifth year since the United Nations declared July 18, Madiba’s birthday, an international day aimed at “bringing people together to fight poverty and promote peace and reconciliation”. Mandela, the former president of South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, died at 95 on Dec. 5, 2013. This is the first time the day has been celebrated since his death.

Photo: Every day is an opportunity to serve others. Let’s Make Every Day A Mandela Day! #Time2Serve

After his release in 1990, Mandela helped bring an end to apartheid in South Africa and became the country’s first black democratically elected President. Mandela, who died last December but would have been 96 today, continues to inspire South Africans and others around the world to this day- Instablog

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He is an inspiration to Africa and the world. May his soul continue to rest in peace.

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To see more tributes to activist and former South African president Nelson Mandela, explore the #MandelaDay and #Madiba hashtags.

For more info visit
http://www.mandeladay.com

Love & Peace

Tosinger

HISTORY IN BLACK AND WHITE & Some Music

Bonjour,

Pictures and Music … Not a lot of words today..

Music is from Oriri, a young upcoming Afro~soulful artist who also featured in my Ile music video (playing the bass guitar). Unlike the regular incorporation of the Yoruba language prevalent in most neo-afro music originating from Nigeria, he is making his people of the Benin Kingdom of Nigeria proud by incorporating his very own Bini local dialect in his music. It’s beautiful.

Follow on Twitter @oririmusic

More about Oriri here. I have chosen 3 black and white poignant historical {in the spirit of Mandela, South Africa relevant} photos to accompany the theme of 3 of his songs. Enjoy ’em.

Winnie and Nelson Mandela, 1962
Winnie and Nelson Mandela, 1962
Miriam Makeba ~ Kalk Bay Modern: Jurgen Schadeberg - THE BLACK & WHITE FIFTIES
Miriam Makeba ~ Kalk Bay Modern: Jurgen Schadeberg – THE BLACK & WHITE FIFTIES
Ernest Cole (1940 – 1990) Handcuffed blacks were arrested for being in white area illegally South Africa 1960-1966
Ernest Cole (1940 – 1990) Handcuffed blacks were arrested for being in white area illegally South Africa 1960-1966

Beautifully Dreaming, Positively Doing…

xoxo

Tosinger