35 Burst results for "Mandela"
'Coming 2 America' Goes Heavy On Nostalgia
"Too heavily on nostalgia. Unless you're a huge fan of Eddie Murphy's classic 1988 film coming to America, and lots of people are there's not going to be a lot for you, and it's less than inspired sequel Coming to America. We celebrated her 30 years absolute and prosperity. 30 Years of service. Well, great nation on 30 Years off Delicious fast food. The new film begins with Murphy's Prince Akeem Joe Fair, opening a fast food restaurant called McDowell's in the African Country of Amanda Devote ease of the first movie. No. This chain is owned by Akin's American father in law, played by John Amos, who denies his business is in any way a rip off of another well known burger joint. They've got egg mcmuffins way that a mixed up in this way are also celebrating my new beyond big mix burger, So there's no meat. There's no meat. Maybe we're getting much better with Pepsi Call Max here are subtle as a sledgehammer. This scene mostly gives us an excuse to see Amos and Louie Anderson, who also appeared in the first film, The Story of the original movie was a black centered fairytale. Murphy's a keen came to America, Queens, New York, of course, tow avoid an arranged marriage and find true love in the new movie. After the death of his father, King Akeem discovered he fathered a son unknowingly in America. Teams return to Queens brings one of the Sequels funniest moments when he revisits a local barber shop where movie magic allows Murphy and costar Arsenio Hall to play multiple parts. Just like in the first film can't be both famine and blood. Damn, Nelson Mandela and Winnie just discovered that I may have a bastard son here in this land conceived during my last visit. How much data supports you getting from the King pays no child support. No time for 30 years and you came back. You're the damn it. Comic Jermaine Fowler plays the sun. Lovell Johnson, who brings King a came home to meet his mother marry played by Saturday night Live alum Leslie Jones. My African I told you he was gonna come back. So you know this man. I definitely know this man. I know this man all the way live much as I love Leslie Jones, she and levels. Other American relatives, including Tracy Morgan, as his uncle Come off is uncomfortable stereotypes as King Akeem introduces his son to the moonda and pressures him into an arranged marriage. Comedy gets clunkier and more predictable, like a Mel Brooks style parody of the Black Panther of The Lion King and the first coming to America. Ultimately, this coming to America is mostly an excuse to bask in the glow of characters who's shown so much brighter and distinctively. 33 years ago. I'm Eric Deggans. The Los Angeles Philharmonic is launching a new season of streaming concerts today called
Myanmar Erupts in Protests After Military Coup
"Seeing members of the civilian government arrested on military vehicles back on the move has sent a shudder of apprehension across Myanmar people. The BBC has contacted their have spoken of their fear about what comes next. The military coup has taken the outside world by surprise, too. The United States government has announced it will rethink its decision on sanctions, which were lifted in light of the moves towards democracy since 2010 at night people in towns and cities in Myanmar bang pots and pans in protest of the military takeover. Jonathan head. Military coups. Real hunters taking over with uniforms, lots of braid and tanks on the streets. It becomes such an aberration that when they do happen, there is always an element of disbelief. It's as though a part of our breakneck technology driven world is suddenly catapulted back Toe a bad movie from the 19 seventies. One that took place in Mama on Monday was especially baffling as it was carried out by an army which had designed the Democratic system it over through and it kept so much political power under it. Coup seemed unnecessary. And it deposed, uncensored uchi, a leader once idolized as a fearless champion of freedom but who in defending the military against charges of genocide was then denounced as a fallen angel. Gamma is a fearfully complicated country with a history, which has bean traumatic even by Southeast Asia's turbulence standards. Get the rest of the world has bean unable to see it this way because of the overpowering draw of a woman veiled in a mythical aura, combining fragile femininity with steely resolve magnetic charm. With imperious detachment. She was the stuff of fairy tales, holding out a loan against an antediluvian and brutal military and eventually cajoling them into giving the Burmese people free elections. And in huge numbers, they chose her. That narrative, though, has been hard to square with the woman who also appeared callously insensitive to the horrors endured by Muslim RA hinges on her watch. Now we're being asked to reengage with uncensored DCI in military custody Once more. I've seen lively debates among engaged Burma watches over whether she should be supported again as the imprisoned symbol of her people's democratic aspirations. Or not, because of the many undemocratic impulses she showed, is the country's defacto leader. How did we get so focused on this one person in a country of 55 million and in a region with so many other woeful tales of injustice that deserve our attention. Partly it's about timing. Went on sans Souci first emerged as a political figure in 1988 on what was supposed to be a short trip home from Britain, where she lived with her British husband and two sons, Burma as it was then called Was little known trapped in military imposed isolation. A terrible repression of the protest movement. She led on the start of her long incarceration coincided with the collapse of communism in Europe and the rise of a new World order. In which it was hoped Western or U. N. Led intervention could write many of the world's wrongs. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, just a year after the release of Nelson Mandela from prison, and it was hard not to see similarities in their dignity and fortitude. Like Mandela, uncensored cheese. Long periods of isolation under house arrest meant that few got to know her well, and the world instead projected an ideal ized version onto a complex and difficult personality. She came to embody the optimistic belief that the arc of history in the memorable phrase used by President Obama, whose visit to Myanmar marks the high point of uncensored cheese reputation. Was bending inevitably towards democracy and freedom. Fast forward to this year, and all that optimism has long since dissolved in the disappointments in Afghanistan and Iraq in a global financial crash in bitterly polarized politics. And now a pandemic. Few believe anymore in the kind of miracles that Myanmar's transition to democracy was once thought to be. United Nations Security Council, the embryonic world government that never, Watts has mastered a statement of concern over Mama, which failed even to mention the coup the illegal overthrow of an elected government. On San Souci is now being charged with the laughable a fence of possessing illegal walkie talkies. That will be enough, though for the hunter to disqualify her from the new election. It's promising to hold eventually. Have done this to her before, but she is now 75 years old. If she manages another political reincarnation, the generals are betting she'll no longer be the resolute figure they've bean unable to beat for so long. And perhaps it's time for all of us. Even the party she founded and has dominated for more than three decades to let go of the woman. They still call Mother Sue and the Lady. And to seek younger personalities who can chart Myanmar's future.
David Dinkins, New York's first Black mayor, dies at 93
"Former new york city mayor. David dinkins passed away last night at the age of ninety three. Join now but the reverend al sharpton president the next action network and host of politics nation. Right here on. Msnbc and rev. i've met david dinkins in person because you. I met him through you. I think he was here to do at thirty rock to do an interview for your show. And i'm so excited to meet him. He was such a great man. What are you remember. most about David dinkins well. I knew david dinkins. Since i was a teenager when i was sixteen and started my national youth movement group. He was the lawyer that incorporated us and down through the years. We maintain the relationship. And sometimes i would argue would on call them names and one hundred be more strident and it took time to understand that. He had such grace even under the most tumultuous circumstances and i felt he should be more strident. He said al. You have to learn how to get the job done. Keep your eye on the prize. But i most remember. Is that when we were facing a police. Killing of a young man named ahmadou diablo. Who in the hell of forty one bullets was killed. Nine thousand nine hundred bullets for only gone in his debut. Stick in a key in the door and the police thought. They said they thought he had a weapon. He was just going home. They were looking for someone else and david dinkins. When we started protests every day we would go down to the police headquarters. The main one in new york and sit in and hundreds would be arrested. He called me one. One is at what time y'all have. The demonstrations was a former. I said ten in the morning. he's coming down. I said but we're getting arrested. He's out seeing the morning and he came down and went to one police plaza where he had been mayor and got on a knee way before colin cabinet. He took a knee and was arrested and had them cuffed him with congressman. Charlie rangel and himself and me and we went to jail fighting police reform that he started with that civilian complaint review board. He never left the struggle. He was not wanting to be loud and boisterous but he was firm and made real change happen. Yeah absolutely you know. We started off and we could see charlie rangel and james brown. Lots of people in the photos that are that. I don't know if you can see them. That are coming up as as you're talking and you know we started off by talking about the way that dinkins was taken out of office by rudy. Giuliani this rage. That giuliani stoked already. There in the police against what mayor dinkins wanted to do which was changed policing. I feel like we're kind of having a rerun of that conversation about black lives matter about whether or not police should be free to kill it will in black communities. He tried to do something about it. Wouldn't you take from that fight. Is it dispiriting to think that after great men like this have tried after. You've tried after we've had all of these movements. We're still fighting about this were you. Were you fight you win. You don't fight to say the fight is over in a certain amount of rows. This is not pro boxing wrestling. You fight to you win and every struggle has had long struggles. I remember when nelson mandela gain which you mentioned then david dinkins had me as potted group. That went to the un with him. And just jackson. All of us. And when i thought about it took nelson mandela being jailed. Twenty seven years after fighting many decades around the pon-tae. How can we complain about fighting. We fight to. We win knowing that the victory is certain. And that's what they dickens would always say and as i want more national from new york activism. He said you still fighting. Now keep fighting. He come down national action network rallies. In fact he was there just a few months ago. We had his ninetieth birthday there and we never forgot this. Gentle giant had a had a spine of steel. And he didn't need to be boisterous he just needed to be effective and he was the one that broke that ceiling and made people know you could be the ceo of the biggest city in the world and perform. He revitalized times square. He started this whole community policing and in many ways you are more than correct. Joy is almost like to study donald trump. You have to study rudy giuliani. They took credit for things then get predecessor did and they used race to try and rev up a political career that ended up embarrassing them at the end. Indeed amen. thank you reverend now. It's always great to talk with you. Revenue sharpen. Thank you very much. I
Joe Exotic speaks out after husband Dillon Passage's DWI arrest
"Joe exotic husband dylan passage got busted for dui and minor texas. On sunday evening police pullovers dodge challenger go figure go figure that guy's got a challenger in the thirteen six hundred block of us highway ninety manner. According to the reports quote mr passage made officers where his social status and marriage to fame. Joe donald passage aka the tiger king on scene the incident so immediately he pulled tiger king card manner. Police said in a release so yeah he's like you know that tiger king guy. I used to bang him. Yeah like that's gonna play with texas. You're like now. We're definitely searching. Yes yeah according to the arrest affidavit. One stop passage told. The officer just left the domain where he was at seventy seven degrees rooftop patio bar and he said he had three maderas. Right so yeah. I don't know he also he also thought it. Would you pass a three breathalyzer. after three. Even five minutes he'd probably be under. He also always thought it was seven thirty pm and it was one thirty. Am so the wrong day. So i don't know how many bells that takes for a guy. His size would take probably six mandela's well he's pretty small. Yeah he was lik is taken to the internet. Joe exotic brought the heat with a comment from jail. saying in. Regards to dylan's recent troubles. I'm just glad that no one was hurt. Learning such a lesson that drinking and driving is something we take very seriously. I love my husband will be here for him just at he. He has been there for me. If we all learn something from this. It's not okay to be irresponsible and drink and drive a hope that the news media will cover this sees that a flawed system not only affect the person's in my life but it also affects that person's entire family. Alcohol was not a problem for dylan. When i was home. Hash tag free. Joe exotic hashtag. Pardon joe exotic hashtag. Help free joe so guys. This whole thing could have been avoided if joe had been out. Somehow he commented from jail. King mark wins his damn twenty. Thirty seven's a long
Interview With Petter Kukkonen
"But so in ancient world we we cannot understand it without mentioning religion but we also cannot understand that without mentioning sophy and you are mentioning that our our hero of the of the story echoes. He lived at the same time as plato and aristotle and and you also have the scenes in your book where where these philosophers appear so would be exciting. You maybe share a little bit about those Those storylines in in the book before olympic games. Cenovate thirty on just Too which was the blaze were. Lotto's gymnasium was located on. They had them exhibition resting much. First alex against the abuse and then what was one of spectators and then he wanted to challenge alex unbuckle. He had a history of of competing in investing in infinite. Nothing olympic games but fee of this highly respected games in increase. So he was in real life also released. Strong restaurant denied. He was already sixty Sixty three years old so they they are they are having frosting matz with Afterwards having some wine. And i'm talking. I didn't bring any new philosophy of some kind of maine lies about his thinking. And then there's so so obvious double in young who'd think there are dates of seventeen or sixteen elected sixty couple of couple of years older than On spending about a pin. Im seven days long. Local mocha pick festival in offense. They're spending like going just the other an underground With wine about philosophy and so roaches or encounters with those two big names. And yeah you mentioned that. You didn't want to go into detail about the philosophy of plato aristotle. But i think it's quite a nice way of kind of tying in those historical figures which brings to the question that i didn't remember to ask yet was that did you have a character. All my historical character dot you draw inspiration from when you are building your your character aliko stories. He like a combination of different stories and sources. Or how how did you. How did he come to be as he is. He's for cirque combination of of different ideas. That are there must be bark of me. Thinking there is part of fiction My biggest hero in Cup all the up. His character person. I would say i have copied a face. He's characters he used in east books. So it's gonna fly combination of these three things. Yeah do we have any any stories that we have available about the athletes of those times. Do we have any sources about we know generally about sports than we know generally about the olympics but do we have any in his threes of those athletes. Who actually doing we do. Have something mostly bow. Stories out you know for some kremlin of millo. lexi's time a little bit cleaner. Howdy highly. it was like the cow in his shoulder and carried it for. I don't know thin stadiums and then drinking litres of wine after up on a leave some some rocks which sweater the weight of seven men at the start being reimbursing the time aura results in that time so interesting to compare results of Weekend we can do it just like fun. Sixers really absolute up spot At the start dates of or eight years something continued to adults for the mandela for fifty years old and For example tennessee. Something about pope sparked story about the guinness. He was a boxer and then also doing bankrupt and bunker weakened call. It's kind of a free fight. Which bills have the time. So he won't doing he sport cab your own or over. The only the big he had was due at one thousand four hundred together so if fast it's If he had liked wendy years don't carrier he had only hit the seventh beat the rockies three year so that was some kind of picture how how much they look a beating so totally professional athletes. Who train and then. They just pat time hopefully folk going for one competition to other. We must remember governor blames. Our cars drives up to use shapes. Our image travel hiked by themselves from from the states to another disincentive.
Oluwatosin Olaseinde Africas Financial Literacy Queen Says Be Careful Who You Trust
"Fellow risk-takers. This is your worst podcast host Andrew Stanton. I'm here with featured guests tosin on the say in day tosin. Are you Menu Rock. Yes, I am ready to rock. Let's go. I know you are and I know because I see you rocking it every day on Instagram video. So I've been trying to get you on the show and I'm so happy to have you and let me introduce you to the audience tosin is a professional accountant with over ten years of experience spanning across accounting audit financial management and Taxation. She is the founder and CEO of money Africa and edtech platform that enhances financial literacy and Investments leveraging on technology person is a Washington Mandela fellow. She was a finalist at the future Awards in 2019. She was selected as one of the top 100 women by the leading. Ladies Africa. She was awarded one of the top eight Traders by CNBC Africa and 2012 and is a member of the golden key International. Honour Society post office. Spoken at tedx and It's featured on BBC UK Al jazeera's Guardian as well as others. And of course you can hear her and see her every day on many Africa on a gram but doesn't take a minute and fill any further tidbits about your life. So Monday Africa started as a passion project you just wanted to teach people about money that you got my first degree at age of twenty. And even that was an accountant. I struggled with my money. I was living from hand-to-mouth. So I wanted to change that for other people to didn't have to make the same mistakes. I did so after letting about right and district and speaks and wanted to speak to a Nigerian Market using the same language using the same examples things that you can relate to and that's what we did. So we have over 4,000 subscribers in our platform and we've reached over a hundred thousand people online and offline. I'm really excited about it. That is exciting. I'm curious when you started it. You probably had some Vision wage. But in reality things went a different direction, but we're successful. I'm curious. What did you think you were going to be doing with it versus what you are doing or or was it straight on target to be very honest. It wasn't really just the hobby. So I just opened an Instagram page and I just wanted to share my lessons with people right? I just turned Thirty and I was like gosh, you know, I made so much so many mistakes and when I was younger, I just wanted to teach people and I just said I'd posted and like wildfire 1000 followers then we so 5,000 followers. Then we saw $10,000 then then Instagram had only one that needs to be viewers. You couldn't do more than that, right? So they were like, oh totally what more we want more and then we said we go let's go and let's have horses were being as you know, let's have physical classes. So in all honesty, I did not see any growth this way. It really just happened the markets responded positively and they were responding to them as well and just collect get creating products for them. You know, I I can totally picture that wage. Cuz I mean here I am in little old Bangkok and I really know nothing about Nigeria and certainly about the Nigeria Market. Although I'm learning a lot these days as I was talking about with you before but but I can say is that when I saw you on the video it just you know, it makes you just want to stand up and cheer because you know, you bring so much energy so much passion to what you're doing and you know, sometimes you know, you're just talking about Bank earnings, but you know, you still bring that energy and passion to it. And so I always try to make a comment like whoa. Yes awesome. So I imagine that it's growing because I think you do have a lot of passion and I think you share that with the audience. So that's also one of the reasons why I wanted to get you on the show to share some of that passion with my audience. ATT I'm very excited to be here. Yeah. Well, so let's get started. Well now it's time to show your worst investment ever and since no one ever goes into their worst investment thinking it will be home. Tell us a bit about the circumstances leading up to it and then tell us your story a fantastic. So this was in 2017 and at this time of the year off, right the Bitcoin was gaining so much momentum at the beginning of the year was like $2,000 and it was $3,000 and it kept growing now remember I'm straight account and I only I know about basic things and I know the stock market and all this other thing but click on just sounded very futuristic. It's not a very abstract. I just don't understand it now. He's a friend and he always tells me about his really oh I made so much money this I did that I did that. I wanted a piece of the pie right? So what I was accustomed to I a mutual funds or stocks, I think know I got a job. I do understand it. So I was living on my friends knowledge, right it kept telling me about all his wings and then in the midst of it all it went from two thousand to five thousand. I remember when it hits $10,000 and I can't wait anymore. I need to get it. So I reached out to him and I said listen, I want into some of those pie and was like definitely that's not a problem we can get you in now at this point, but Bitcoin now was about $18,000 way about so I handed over a large sum of money Andrew huge sum of money to this person to help me investigate cause I thoughts because I was so futuristics. I can understand it. I wouldn't know how to navigate it and I needed to actually speak to this person that actually knows how to go about it. And
"mandela" Discussed on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations
"New homes with habitat. For humanity we also have come to work side by side with the South African people. To learn about the culture and if possible cantered spirit it take it back to the states is accepting the sponsor ability doing the right thing and doing was supposed to be done i. find joy in giving a find joy in doing other people when I extend myself to other people it feels avoid. The delegation helped built three houses in just a week but it was meeting Mandela himself that stirred the real emotion and when he walked in you can. Literally feel his presence is powerful. It. is so powerful. We're not met him the first time just broke out into tears right then I just couldn't handle it. Everybody was in tears. What I felt it just means a lot to me. I can't imagine spending a third of my life in jail. And coming out and forgiving the people that put me there I wanNA help people realize what he realized what he helped me realize which is so much bigger than me. It's about us about everybody that shares this planet the spirit of Mandela's lives in me. Now it's like I can't shake me appreciate everything more everything. Thank you Mr Nelson Mandela for giving me this. Great. Honor to share your present with myself in the world. Impressive. But humble young. Lady. I'm Oprah Winfrey and you've been listening to super soul conversations the podcast you can follow super soul on instagram twitter and facebook. If you haven't yet go to apple podcasts and subscribe rate and review this podcast. Join me next week for another super soul conversation. Thank you for listening..
Interview with Jessica Pimentel
"Think we should start this bitten style properly by first correcting our motivation why we're here today together knowing that there is immense suffering in the world the knowing that here we're here for each other we're going to help each other get through this. Yeah. She changes in metal trump GW engine, and again bobby some Ashington meter Gordy grundell action ladder barsial. Edema Guru anomalous local. Sanga chewed on. So Joel Non, much android Doniger. Like aging yogi personality from our patients under partial song on. So Casual Moma. Jonjo dynamic usage legitimate soga pursuing on your Partial Dunga Judo's Okay Joan Lama Jonjo it tunnicliffe search. Digital Kepa Solanki. Alah Pension Asanga group. Wow very nice. Is that particular Chin from from your teacher? Is that from? Yeah. That's more melodic tune. Sometimes, we do chanting just very straightforward but I figured I'd do the Little Nicer version for for the rookies out there that may have never heard it. Might enjoy. Doing maybe we start with just a little bit about the meany of starting with like like Mandela for you did this John and you tell us a little bit about that because I'm sure as out there that that very interested in what you're doing with your hands. Right. So it's symbolizing the world you make the world you're purifying the world it a perfect place and you're setting up here. That's four continents floor directions in the mountain meadow the highest mountain, and there you envisioned a perfect pure realm and menu, fill it up with incense and flowers, and every offering that you can think of everything that has ever made you happy you kind of you offer it up to your teachers good Dharma Sanga and also your you know your afflictions things that may be bring you pain suffering you just offer it up, give it away, purify it all in making making everything. The way it should be. Wow. So you're really using your mind in that practice. Of course, you're saying something we'd be voice in you've got your body. You're also really using your mind when you're saying those brands with that digitalization. So absolutely, and I think you know one of the most beautiful offerings I've ever heard was an ocean of flowers you. You could never afford that many. But when you're doing this practice, you can offer things that you don't have. You can walk by you know. The diamond district offer all the jewelry there. Every beautiful thing you've ever seen things that you wanted for yourself that maybe you can't afford at least you can put it in that digitalization offered up to all beings you know in beings. And Use It as a as a release that have been attachment. Fantastic you're using your imagination. You don't necessarily have to own object your for. Only objects that you don't exist that Don exists are objects that are intangible. I can offer the laughter of your children or something like that. So it can really go go wild with your imagination as to what you think are the most beautiful things Yup I think in this case, going wild with your imagination is encouraged, right? Yes. You should. You should absolutely because it it's essential as you as you go on in practice to be able to develop your imagination because you'll you'll have to find yourself. Putting yourself in situations where your imagination is what's going to bring it to the next level of your practice I'm imagining that will imagining didn't mean to years that would I'm imagining? We'll be coming back to this would imagination out quite a bit. Did The Sun Creek you tell us what that is all about going for refuge is a Buddhist yield. You're going for refuge to the Buddha, Dharma, on the song the good is. Being all beings? Dharma. The teachings, the truth with the on Songa the collection, not just monks nuns but everyone around you that is going to help you achieve this goal. By the goodness of the deeds that I do and giving in the rest meaning to six projections of. Giving and morality patients, concentration wisdom giving morality patients, ethics, concentration, and wisdom of by practicing these things. May I become a Buddha not just for myself but for the sake of all living beings South intention. Yes. So Is Interesting. So Buddha dominance sauna. So you know for you before the acting career before the music business which will get to there was Buddhism right that came Beckham before the acting I think and I was wondering you grew up. Christian MRI. And I was wondering growing up Christian what was it that? How'd you end up Madonna breakage what drew you to the Buddha? Question. Is. It still boggles now it doesn't Boggle I. Am very lucky I grew up in a loving Christian household. So wasn't one of those you know fire Brimstone type situations might my grandmother was wonderful Christian? My my aunt is a is A. Wonderful Wonderful Beautiful Lady she is what it sounds like. You know it all intents and purposes and I have many wonderful Christian friends and family that that are amazing. But for me I felt like there was a point in my life maybe was a certain age of coming to being where certain things just didn't make sense to me anymore or or I. Felt that I was being drawn in another way and I wasn't sure what that way was. It wasn't a rejection of something but more a seeking more something else something that that just was sort of calling to say. So I. Couldn't quite out what it was and I remember my mother had this shelves. Books From College. There's one book in Religions of the World Textbook as a as a good place to start as any. and. So it's just kind of like starting through going through all the religions of the world literally starting with animism and and native American religions which brought me back to thinking of my own heritage and things that we learned from our grandmothers are on tees than you know, herbs and prayers that are not in any books or dances, or you know traditions, words that that are that I. Thought were Spanish that are not for example, and I started going to college and learning about that learning about old medicine learning about all different not just my try all the tribes of the Americas and I really was a great and still is a great experience. Great part of my life of the day I was still kept feeling that there was more and in my thirteen fourteen. So. I started going to hardcore shows New York hardcore scene, and there was a big Christian of consciousness movement bands like WanNa wait and shelter and and Chroma is and bad brains singing about this other esoteric type things and and you know the Christian of monks were always there hanging out singing hotter Krishnan and handing out food and stuff. So of course, I was checking it out and and there are some things that kind of you know paying some interest for me but then again, it was a lot of. Things that weren't also clicking. So know go back to the book the Book of the word yet it again. kind of thumbing through it and I see Dow is and I'm like reading through it. It's very logical. It's straightforward. There is no puppet masters like. Extra beings, there's no like get off the pay money you don't have. There's no strings attached. It's cause-effect cause-effect cause-effect that if you do a long enough, be will happen if you one plus one is to the softest thing in the world can cut through the hardest giving with time things like that and that kind of really appealed to me it was very grounded and very focused than. Kind of removed that, which may be I needed for awhile removed that. Mystical magical element at made it more about how to fix yourself now
The U.S. coronavirus death toll tops 200,000
"200,000 Americans dead since March due to Corona virus Today near the Washington Memorial. 20,000 flags laid visually represent lives lost. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was there splats are indicative not only of the lives lost That the families left behind and suffering the lingering effects of the pandemic. Also taking a toll for many less than a month ago, this Dallas area 15 year old posted a video. Oh, my name is hands and saying, And this is my Mandela. He seemed fine. But days later he took his own life for teens. It's a pandemic within a pandemic. They're not saying there appears they're not saying their friend, pediatrician Anisha Abraham says teens are suffering justice. Their parents are more young people are feeling that sense of Helplessness and uncertainty in isolation. The National Alliance on Metal Health Illness Help line has seen a 65% increase in calls and emails since March. Jim Ryan ABC News September is National Suicide prevention Month, Michelle France and ABC News staggering statistics
You've been warned
"Welcome to kits, myths, and mysteries stores of the strange and unexplained I'm your host Kit crumb today the warning. You might think that a warning from anyone to the united. States would be directed to the Capitol Washington DC or the Pentagon and not necessarily to the people but you'd be wrong almost as highly debated as UFO's our crop circles. Circular patterns have appeared wheat and corn fields across United States and around the world they've been attributed to meteor electrical storms, crop disease pranks by teens. Perhaps, the most widely speculated source for making these often complex designs are aliens or UFO's although the term crop circle wasn't coined until the early nineteen seventies the earliest reference to designs in fields. Of Grain was in sixteen, Fifty, eight in Harford Shire inland and were said to have been created by the mowing devil in nineteen ninety a dry lake bed near Oregon's steam mountains was the side of a thirteen mile long truce Janta Mandela Crop Circle this ancient design claim by many to have been created by aliens was in reality created by a local group of artists. Likewise, the crop circles that started the world's awareness of such things was created by Doug Bauer and Dave twirly who were inspired by the saucer nest case in Australia for a farmer claim to I have. Seen a UFO, then found a flattened circle of swamp reads a massive crop circle reported to be the last warning by aliens of coming cataclysms that may possibly bring our world to the brink of destruction appeared in Washington state in July two, thousand, twelve notable Russian scientists agreed on the warning while the United States government remains noncommittal on the warning aspect of the crop circles but area farmer's preparing for summers. Harvest find a distraction more amusing than alarming. You can't do anything other than laugh dotted said Cindy Gabe who owns the field along with her husband Craig you just? kind of roll with a theory aliens and your special because aliens chose your spot trends called the give on July twenty fourth when the pattern of flatten wheat was spotted off highway one, seventy, four about five miles north of the town Wilbur. The field is about ten miles south of the grand. Coulee Dam push up your reclamation says is the largest hydropower producer in the United States the circles resemble a four leaf clover and remind Cindy and Gregg Gabe of Mickey Mouse years the design knocked down about an acre of their wheat some of it could be salvaged by combines Starts in a week or two she said but some will be lost. Crop circles have been a worldwide phenomenon for decades, and this is not the first one in Lincoln county similar circular patterns were left in crops in the Wilbur. In Twenty, ten and twenty, eight and online. There were no signs that anyone walked into the field. We're trying to figure out how they got out there without breaking any of the wheat. It's hard to walk through. CRUNCHY wheatfield not knock it down. Gibbs said at the same time it's hard to think it's aliens. So bizarre thing to wrap your brain around like the UFO's the debate over the source of crop circles continues. But now you've been warned
Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes: Trump Will Use Every Opportunity To Divide People
"And I'm Mary Louise Kelly in Washington today, the governor and lieutenant governor of Wisconsin now President Trump to stay away from their state. So did the mayor of Kenosha, Wisconsin, who says the city needs time to heal, But the president showed up anyway. Trump's trip comes after days of unrest following the police shooting of a black man, Jacob Blake that left him hospitalized. It also comes after a white 17 year old Kyle Riton house with charged with six criminal counts, including first degree intentional homicide. Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Mandela. Barnes, a Democrat, joins us now Welcome to the program. Thank you for having me today. We're glad to have you. Governor Tony either sent a letter asking President Trump not to visit Kenosha. You've called for him to stay away as well. Do you see any potential benefit to having him? There may be a chance to meet and talk to him in a productive way. No, I do not because if a real leader would have proven that already, he would have given words Tio help console the people of this community of people of this state and the people of this nation because what happened in Kenosha? It's something that happens all too often in this country, and the president has offered no sort of resolve. You can look at the president's invective. You can look at the RNC, which tried to capitalize all such situations, which tried to politicize People who are crying out who are stepping up marching and demanding racial justice. And Donald Trump doesn't want to hear that He is going to use every opportunity that he can to divide the people of this state. A CZ. This is a critical state for his re election, and it's unfortunate because You know, these are realize that we're talking about Governor Evers called for a special session of the Legislature on Monday to address police reform. But Republicans didn't show up and that session lasted 30 seconds. To get any legislation through. You need Republican support. Do you have a plan for how to do that? Well, eyes unfortunate that you know, we could ask. What's our plan? When the Legislature and the Republicans in the Legislature don't get asked why they continue to ignore people, it took them forever to respond. A covert 19. They haven't responded to the health care crisis. They haven't responded to the dairy crisis that our family farmers are dealing with in this country. They haven't responded to gun violence prevention. They have responded to the client. Crisis, Every issue they continue to fail and ignore the people of this state. Kenosha is the latest city to deal with protests and sometimes counter protests that have turned violent governor ever sent in the national Guard as the protests were heating up, and some protesters said that having the guards there made unrest worse. Do you think the governor made the right decision by sending in the guards? So the governor sent in the guard's ate with controlling fires that were set. You know, this is all in the interest of safety because fires can get out of control. Fire touches the wrong thing. You have explosions that you can potentially have more loss of life. That was the purpose of the National Guard. I think what protesters were experiencing Was a heightened response from from law enforcement and the press conference that happened shortly after the young man who traveled to Wisconsin from Illinois to kill two people in our streets. The response was well, maybe if people weren't out past curfew, ignoring the fact that you're the shooter was also out past curfew. So to assign blame to that the victims that shows where we are in in terms of thought with some of the local law enforcement that's on the ground, and this is the reforming accountability that we're talking about. Whatever the reason, the guard was there, even if it was just to try to put out or prevent fires. It ends up being a law enforcement presence, the presence of authorities and this is the dilemma. I think for city and state leaders, how do you control what could become violent unrest? Without making people feel that the feds were storming in or with a guard is storming in. That's a really hard dilemma. Have you figured out the right balance of that? Is something that is a learning process. If I'm going to be completely honest, and and I I always I always promoted the fact that law enforcement should continuously Work to deescalate situations. Whether it is a or a personal interaction like the one with Jacob Blake and the three officers or whether we're talking larger scale events like protests and demonstrations. I think that you often see peaceful protest turned the other way when there is a heightened presence of what is perceived as authorities. So yeah, I do think there is there is a there is a problem. Because when people are protesting police, you know aggression with police overly aggressive police. The response cannot be over overly aggressive law enforcement. How to deal with violent unrest is becoming a major issue in the presidential campaign, and many Democrats who do not support President Trump worry that violent unrest helps him. That it lets him say the Democrats are weak on crime. What's your level of concern that you may be inadvertently helping President Trump's reelection efforts in that way? You know, I think that it's important for people to realize that again. The people who were killed. In Kenosha, where protesters they were killed by people who felt that they had a responsibility to help things to help matters to assist Now, like you mention Law enforcement are air National guards are there. They didn't eat health. Yet. These people are free to just walk the streets with long rifles, intimidating people. I think that is the important thing that people need to realize. Andi. I hope that folks to understand that Republicans continue to enable this sort of behavior this sort of behavior. That actually leads people did That's Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Mandela. Barnes. Thank you for coming on the program. Thank you.
Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes comments on Jacob Blake shooting
"Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, commenting yesterday on what should and should not be investigated between the Jacob Lake Police involved shooting and the Kyle Rittenhouse case. The shooting and killing of Two rioters. Injuring of another guy's investigation is ongoing. But we don't need an investigation and know that Blake shooting falls in a long and painful pattern of violence, and this is a pattern of violence that happens against black lives too often. Across this country. And as you all know, we saw even more gun violence unfold on Tuesday night when two protesters were tragically killed in one other injured by gunshots. Someone that wasn't looking to keep peace. An outside agitator. Someone who came in from Illinois with a long rifle was able to just walk the streets freely like that something normal that we just come to expect me till you have not anything normal. We shouldn't come to expect that We shouldn't accept it. Because what do you think is going to happen if you haven't agitated man with a long walking down the street? Thinking that he's some sort of peacekeeper, and that kind of behavior shouldn't be enabled, either, And we have to deal with the devastating results of that way. Saw that happen in Louisville already. We saw it happen in Charlottesville. Somebody ran their vehicle to protesters ahead there. Higher was killed now. Kenosha, Wisconsin is also home to that sort of tragic scene. We have to Not ever want to see that happen again. Hey, Lieutenant Governor Barnes. What about in Seattle? Where Ah, Two people were murdered inside the Chazz Chop Autonomous. Own father of 19 Year old was murdered. Just filed a $3 billion lawsuit against the city. What about the violence there? What about Violence against police officers, including committed by Jacob Blake, resisting arrest prior to him being shot. Is that something that's relevant the number of times that Jacob Lake had to comply with police officers before it escalated to the shooting. And while we're manufacturing characterizations of Kyle Riton house, what about the actual records of not only the writers who were killed A convicted sex offender who was according to New York Times reporting, charging Riton house a somebody who was convicted of unlawful use of a weapon and in time public intoxication, who was shot and wounded. The other individual also The other individual killed. The other writer killed also criminal record. Should we talk about Jacob Lakes from El Record and what he was doing at his ex girlfriend's house in the first place? If you want to provide context in the conversation, fine, let's do it across the board and let's separate what we actually know. Versus what the left is hoping is true. Hoping something is true versus what you actually know, are two different things. What's the evidentially standard for making determinations about prosecution's about judgment calls? It seems that one of the questions that Governor Evers and lieutenant Governor Barnes and federal politicians from Diana Presley Kamala Harris to Joe Biden Don't want to comment on is that interesting
"We know now that they were following us for about a month. Cry To our we did. Notice strange things happening. But when you're working underground you are. For most of the time, you're a bit paranoid you. You kind of imagine that everyone is looking at you knows what you're doing. And looking back off to the arrest. We realized that they were following us for quite a while. In Nineteen Seventy, eight, twenty, nine year, old Tim Jenkin was active in the political efforts of South Africa's anti-apartheid movement. The country had been operating under apartheid for thirty years. A system that institutionalized racial segregation. The word apartheid means a partner. and. The government was controlled by white minority. Tim Jenkin White. He grew up in Cape Town. So I grew up under the situation with everything was divided. So. spatially, cities and towns divided the white areas. Black areas. So we went to white schools. Were black schools in black areas. Everything was separated even buildings had separate lifts for White People. For Black People. Talk said benches, white people and black people and certain beaches with designated for black. People. Most of the beaches with what people So. I just accepted eight. Because I didn't know any better I just assumed that the way things were. And then. Maneuver Twenty one years old the to the K.. He says, everyone he met their asked him what he thought about the fact that he lived in a country that was so racially segregated. He says he was actually confused. But then he started seeing programs on TV. Shows that would never have been broadcast in South Africa about the consequences of apartheid and at first I, didn't believe these These films that I was seeing. I thought it was all propaganda. After awhile, and after reading books that I couldn't obtain in South Africa. I began to realize the started thing is something quite terrible. I'd be living. Positive it. Really maintaining it in the sense and not understanding. What's Black South Africans? was suffering. He, returned to South Africa, and started studying sociology at the University of Cape Town. There, he became friends with another white student named. Stephen Lee. And started cheering books that he had brought back from the UK. anti-apartheid. Books and political histories that were censored in South Africa. At. This time the most prominent anti-apartheid organization was the African National Congress also known as the ANC. Nelson Mandela was a member of the ANC. By the nineteen seventies, the organization was banned in South Africa that had been declared unlawful. Seen by the White Minority Threat to. Public. Order. They operated underground and Tim and Stephen had heard that if you wanted to get involved, you could try contacting their office in. London. So the two of US traveled to the. UK. and. Simply went and knocked on the door. and. It was quite an amusing. Incident. because. The person who received US Said please just sit down there and you'll be wasted. Then he went into his office and type something on a piece of paper. The piece of paper said. You should not come here. Please meet me at the cafe around the corner in half an hour. So that's what we did. Tim and Stephen met with members of the ANC several times. And they asked to be put to work back home in south? Africa, the said Okay you can go back and sit up your print shop. And we'd need to teach you various things like security matters, how to conduct yourself in the underground. And showed us a few other. Innovative. Devices for for distributing leaflets and information one of these was. The is the leaflet bomb. It's not really a bomb. It was really just. Kind of exploding device. That would kill. Hundreds of leaflets up into the air, and then they would rain down on a crowd target crowd somewhere. So we went back to South Africa. With this knowledge. And set up shop.
Wisconsin Gov. Evers: ‘Serious Time in Kenosha'
"Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers held a late afternoon news conference Thursday in Kenosha, the community that's been rocked by protests and unrest since the weekend shooting of Jacob Lake. Ah black man by Kenosha police. It is a serious time here in Kenosha, Evers and Lieutenant Governor Mandela. Barnes addressed both the shooting of Blake and Tuesday's fatal shooting of two protesters and the wounding of a third outside agitators. Someone came in from Illinois with a long rifle was able to just walk the streets freely like that something normal that we just come to expect. 17 year old Kyle Riton House of Antioch, Illinois, faces several charges, including first degree intentional homicide, which carries a mandatory life sentence in Wisconsin. If
Ill. Teen Charged in Kenosha Shooting That Killed 2, Hurt 1
"Illinois teenager could get a life sentence if convicted in the shooting deaths of two demonstrators in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers held a late afternoon news conference Thursday in Kenosha, the community that's been rocked by protests and unrest since the weekend shooting of Jacob Blake, a black man by Kenosha police. It is a serious time here in Kenosha, Evers and Lieutenant Governor Mandela. Barnes addressed both the shooting of Blake and Tuesday's fatal shooting of two protesters and the wounding of a third outside agitator. Someone came in From Illinois with a long rifle was able to just walk the streets freely like that something normal that we just come to expect. 17 year old Kyle Riton House of Antioch, Illinois, faces several charges, including first degree intentional homicide, which carries a mandatory life sentence in Wisconsin. If convicted, I
17-year-old charged in Kenosha shootings that killed 2
"Hi Mike Ross you're reporting Wisconsin's governor redress is the media on a visit to embattled Kenosha Wisconsin governor Tony Evers held a late afternoon news conference Thursday in Kenosha the community that's been rocked by protests and unrest since the weekend shooting of Jacob lake a black man by Kenosha police it is a serious time here and kind of show even his end to ten a governor Mandela Barnes addressed both the shooting of Blake and Tuesday's fatal shooting of two protesters and the wounding of a third outside agitators someone came in from Illinois with a long rifle was able to just walk the streets freely like that's something normal that we should just come to expect seventeen year old Kyle Rittenhouse of Antioch Illinois faces several charges including first degree intentional homicide which carries a mandatory life sentence in Wisconsin if convicted hi Mike Rossio
17-year-old charged in Kenosha shootings that killed 2
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting Wisconsin's governor defends his delayed visit to Kenosha four days after the shooting of Jacob lake by police and two days after a night time shooting of protesters that left two dead and one wounded Wisconsin governor Tony IFRS visited commotion Thursday even as was asked by reporters what took so long well I came as soon as I can't even as was accompanied by lieutenant governor Mandela Barnes it like shooting falls in a long and painful patterns of violence in this is a pattern of violence that happens yes black lives to office is across this country as they spoke to reporters prosecutors announced seventeen year old Kyle Rittenhouse of Antioch Illinois has been charged in the Tuesday shootings I might cross yep
Siyabulela Mandela - Personal Lessons from History
"Siebel Villa. Thank, you very much. Ariana family me and thank you. For joining us, it is my sincere pleasure and honor. I would love to begin with you telling us a little bit about your own story and the inspiration for your current work. Thank. You very much. Really. I grew up in effeminate that was highly politicized and our shaved. By the history of the Feminine so-fi as its involvement in the struggle against apartheid resume colonialism in south, Africa, and in Africa in general and in the fight for the. Liberation of the black masses AFA people against the shuttle's off. Appreciate up on. Racism and all forms of injustice that degeneration of Mandela waged against our shaped by that kind of history and our shaped by those material condition, and it is the involvement of my family and my involvement of my great grandfather, Nelson Mandela that has inspired me to anti into the food dolf intensive relations particularly focusing on issues that were made peace confluence, Aleutian and human rights in South Africa. Andy. Africa's when the world more generally, and at the moment, my final stages of my doctorate studies which averages stepped on that Nelson Mandela University in Africa and partly, half of my research was done in the United States at George Mason invested to scorn of conflict, resolution and analysis. Dot Potential Training has opened opportunities for me. I'm currently based in Juba South Sudan where I work as a team, lead the country director for the Subsidy Program for an organization whole geneticist for human rights. So that is the way that I'm currently doing in south, Sudan. Patent puzzle supporting the Peace End. Development Agenda since the end of the civil war in this part of the was. So that's the kind of work that I'm doing, and that's what I'm engaged in at the moment. I'm sure people are curious about a little bit of your direct experience with your great grandfather. What is a memory that you might have and a piece of wisdom that you've learned from him that you'd like to pass along? A very few memories of. Microsoft. Grandfather Nelson, and among those memories was always division that instilled to all of us and something that we all learned from him and even the past generation the past it to him that. Occurred to importance to treat people quantity godless of their social status in society when you begin with rich people. Equally. You begin to understand and begin to know who people are for people would be willing to talk to. And people will be willing to listen to. That Nessin did. If you look at the entire store, you would have conversation with his prison. And he was highly regarded and respected by his prison for he treated that particular individual symptoms spent that they will lead to the president of Salafi, Cadet and. Someone that comes from. Hubble, begins. And when you begin to imagine from the kind of a background is individual new, get to recognize that we are only important it regardless of social status in society,
Siyabulela Mandela - Personal Lessons from History
"This week I have a special guest, sea. Ebola Mandela. WHO's the great grandson of Nelson. Mandela. Lilla is a PhD in peace and conflict. Studies, in continues his grandfather's legacy of advocating for human rights and shares his perspective on the stomach nature of racism with us. He recently wrote a chapter in the book for the sake. Of Peace. African perspectives, on. Racism? Justice. And peace in America. Sibylla will also share with us his perspective on what we can each do to decolonize our own minds and the lessons that he learned from his grandfather's character. He speaks to us today from south, Sudan where he works. Welcome Siebel Villa. Thank, you very much. Ariana family me and thank you. For joining us, it is my sincere pleasure and honor. I would love to begin with you telling us a little bit about your own story and the inspiration for your current work. Thank. You very much. Really. I grew up in effeminate that was highly politicized and our shaved. By the history of the Feminine so-fi as its involvement in the struggle against apartheid resume colonialism in south, Africa, and in Africa in general and in the fight for the. Liberation of the black masses AFA people against the shuttle's off. Appreciate up on. Racism and all forms of injustice that degeneration of Mandela waged against our shaped by that kind of history and our shaped by those material condition, and it is the involvement of my family and my involvement of my great grandfather, Nelson Mandela that has inspired me to anti into the food dolf intensive relations particularly focusing on issues that were made peace confluence, Aleutian and human rights in South Africa. Andy. Africa's when the world more generally, and at the moment, my final stages of my doctorate studies which averages stepped on that Nelson Mandela University in Africa and partly, half of my research was done in the United States at George Mason invested to scorn of conflict, resolution and analysis. Dot Potential Training has opened opportunities for me. I'm currently based in Juba South Sudan where I work as a team, lead the country director for the Subsidy Program for an organization whole geneticist for human rights. So that is the way that I'm currently doing in south, Sudan. Patent puzzle supporting the Peace End. Development Agenda since the end of the civil war in this part of the was. So that's the kind of work that I'm doing, and that's what I'm engaged in at the moment. I'm sure people are curious about a little bit of your direct experience with your great grandfather. What is a memory that you might have and a piece of wisdom that you've learned from him that you'd like to pass along? A very few memories of. Microsoft. Grandfather Nelson, and among those memories was always division that instilled to all of us and something that we all learned from him and even the past generation the past it to him that. Occurred to importance to treat people quantity godless of their social status in society when you begin with rich people. Equally. You begin to understand and begin to know who people are for people would be willing to talk to. And people will be willing to listen to. That Nessin did. If you look at the entire store, you would have conversation with his prison. And he was highly regarded and respected by his prison for he treated that particular individual symptoms spent that they will lead to the president of Salafi, Cadet and. Someone that comes from. Hubble, begins. And when you begin to imagine from the kind of a background is individual new, get to recognize that we are only important it regardless of social status in society,
"mandela" Discussed on The World Transformed
"Stain slash bernstein bears well sit back here at comes we're gonna we're gonna step you through that okay seemingly these two things have nothing in common but thanks i have a lot in common so let's let's do a quick quick recap for those who may be unfamiliar with one or both of these phenomena who want to learn of course mandela effect is well defined for us i i actually had to go to urban dictionary to get a good definition of the mandela factors interesting thing that's going on you know wikipedia has been taken over by these kind of radical skeptics folks who are devotees of james randi the james randi educational foundation and by and large i don't have a problem with skeptics i think they do a good thing debunking frauds and charlatans and and helping people not be taken advantage of that that's all that's all good stuff but i feel like they're turning a corner here where if you go to wikipedia you can't find mandela effect they don't have an article on mandela checked they have an article on false memory and you can find the mandela effect in there right so it's like that's there's an actual cultural phenomenon called the mandel affect which should be in wikipedia sorry this is this is all in the side i'm just pointing this out and i had to go elsewhere to get a good definition anyway mandela factors definition over at urban dictionary named after the famous nelson mandela this conspiracy theory is when a large group of people remember something being a certain way but when people go back and look at it it has changed or is gone.
"mandela" Discussed on Historical Figures
"Our nation has lost its greatest son our people have lost their father barack obama then the president of the united states echoed the sentiment saying mandela quote achieved more than could be expected of any man today he has gone home and we have lost one of the most influential courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth he no longer belongs to us he belongs to the ages mandela was given a state funeral and buried in the village where he grew up he was survived by his third wife gross michelle his second wife winnie three daughters seventeen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren though he passed only five years ago the legacy of nelson mandela lives on there have been numerous books and documentaries about his life there have also been many films mandela has been portrayed by such decorated actors as danny glover in mandela dennis hays burt in goodbye tana terrence howard in winnie mandela morgan freeman in invictus and idris elba in mandela long walk to freedom with the real significance of nelson mandela lies not with the movie stars who tried to capture the essence of the great men on screen but in the simple power of his message so it's only fitting that we remember mandela by the words he spoke quote everyone can rise above their circumstances and chief success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do a good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination there is no passion to be found playing small in settling for life that is less than the one you are capable of living the greatest glory in living lies not in never falling but in rising every time we fall and as we lead our own.
"mandela" Discussed on Historical Figures
"Presidency did not solve all the problems of the country crime soared unemployment remained high and government programs to expand housing move more slowly than somewhat of liked still he held the country together and that in itself was a momentous achievement it is why historian once described nelson mandela as the father of nation george washington and abraham lincoln rolled into one part of the healing process was the nineteen ninety six stablishment of the truth and reconciliation commission the commission was a court like tribunal in which victims of human rights abuses could make witness statements on the record and in which perpetrators could request amnesty this was certainly controversial unlike the nuremberg trials after world war two where nazis were punished for their crimes the truth and reconciliation commission focused on restoration rather than retribution still despite its flaws it's generally considered to have been successful but mandela may have been embarrassed when the commission examined winnie even though they had divorced earlier in nineteen ninety six its final report found winnie mandela politically and morally accountable for the gross violation of human rights committed by the men della united football club after his at wendy's divorce mandela got one more shot at happiness on his eightieth birthday july eighteenth nineteen ninety eight nelson mandela married his third wife gras michelle she was the widow of mozambique's former president and her relationship with mendeleev lasted for the rest of his life that dell's personal life certainly had its ups and downs and the toll that his struggle put on his family was his biggest regret still when it came time to reflect he was pragmatic in putting it in perspective mandela said quote if i had my time over i would do the same again so would any man who dares.
"mandela" Discussed on Historical Figures
"Restructured the government and established a bill of rights it also set a process in place to right of final constitution those efforts were recognized by the international community in october of nineteen ninety three it was announced that nelson mandela and president of south africa fw declerk at won the nobel peace prize though some questioned why declercq was sharing the prize mandela as always was magnanimous he said quote whatever mistakes declerk has made and he has made many he has his place in history without his support we would never have made peace mandela accepted the peace prize in december of nineteen ninetythree but even bigger triumph came four months later in april of nineteen ninety four south africa held the first election in its eighty four year history where black colored and indian people could vote nelson mandela thou seventy five five years old voted for the very first time the african national congress won in a landslide with sixty two percent of the vote this made mandela as the leader of the party the president tens of thousands gathered for his inauguration on may tenth nineteen ninety four he told the crowd quote never never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another and suffer the indignity of being the skunk of the world the sun shall never set on so glorious a human achievement being president did not stop his humanitarian work in nineteen ninety five he started the nelson mandela children's fund an organization whose mission was to help individuals from birth to age twenty two particularly orphans of the aids crisis and each month and della donated one third of his salary to the charity of course mandela's.
"mandela" Discussed on Historical Figures
"He was also moved from his cell to a small house on the prison grounds i year later in nineteen eighty nine the moderate fw declerk took over as the president of south africa negotiations began in earnest for the conditions of mandela's release mandela demanded that all other political prisoners be freed and the state of emergency that gave police sweeping powers be lifted it was a lot to ask for but mandela had not come this far to accept anything less declerk relented on february eleventh nineteen ninety after twenty seven years in prison nelson mandela was unconditionally released mandela was seventy one years old his hair gone grey his body thin but the former heavyweight boxer walked out of the prison gate and pumped his right fist in the air the thousands of people who gathered to watch roared their approval mandela addressed the crowd he said friends comrades and fellow south africans i stand before you not as a prophet but as a humble servant of you the people certainly it was a triumphant moment but there was still much work to do mandela embarked on a thirteen nation tour to push for continued sanctions against south africa in manhattan he received a ticker tape parade in washington dc he spoke to a joint session of congress but even as he pushed to change south africa mandela reached out to all races and stressed the importance of peace the country was on the brink of civil war and according to many observers it was only through the power of nelson mandela that the whole place didn't blow mandela spoke clearly and forcefully vote for to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains but to live in.
"mandela" Discussed on Historical Figures
"Allowed to hug him on a prison visit in nineteen eighty five as the nineteen eighties progressed the legend of nelson mandela only grew sympathetic governments named streets in public squares after him colleges granted him honorary degrees in absent shy of course there was even a song free nelson mandela performed by the specials which became an international hit mandela's importance as a symbol was a concern to the south african government as they did not want the international community to turn against them so president p ta a hardliner elected nineteen seventy eight offered men della his release in nineteen eighty five however it was only on the condition that the african national congress renounce all violence mandela rejected the conditional release saying quote i am not prepared to sell the birthright of the people to be free winnie continued her activism sometime citing for with the militants in the movement than she did with mandela in nineteen eighty six when he gave a speech that condone the practice of necklacing this was a form of torture and execution where a rubber tire was forced around victims chest and arms filled with gasoline and set on fire when he said quote with our boxes of matches and our necklaces we shall liberate this country when he was also accused of wrongdoing through the men del united football club which acted as her personal security detail in nineteen eighty eight the club kidnapped for young men from a methodist ministers home when he said it was because she suspected they were being sexually abused by the minister but a witness claimed that the boys were tortured by winning and the football club and one boy who was suspected of being an informant was later found stabbed death stricken with two berkey los in nineteen eighty eight mandela was transferred to victor verster prison.
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"Swiss cheese the time in prison was not only hard on mandela but on his family as well his wife winnie was allowed limited non contact visits but since visitors had to be at least sixteen years old to visit the prison mandela could not see his two daughters mandela's mother died in nineteen sixty eight and he was not allowed to attend the funeral more tragedy followed in nineteen sixty nine his son tembe from his first marriage who was only twenty four years old died in a car accident mandela was informed by telegram given to him in prison three days after the crash the telegram merely stated that is son had died in a car crash but gave no further details and as with his mother's death mandela was not allowed to attend his son's funeral he wasn't even told where his son was buried and then there was the pressure that the apartheid government applied on winnie mandela she was kept under house arrest and surveillance for her ties to the resistance movement and the anc in nineteen sixty nine she was brought to pretoria central prison and spent four hundred ninety one days in solitary confinement her daughter's ten and eight begged her not to leave them all of this served to strengthen nelson mandela's mental toughness later he wrote quote i learned that courage was not the absence of fear but the triumph over it the brave man is not he who does not feel afraid but he who conquers that fear mandel always held out hope for the future noting quote difficulties break some men but make others no access sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying one armed with the hope that he will rise even in the end mandela made the best of his time behind bars while he was in prison mandela worked on passages that would become part of his auto biography long walk.
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"Nd is an island in table bay off the west coast of south africa is flat and only a few feet above sea level but since the late seventeenth century and had been used for the isolation of political prisoners on june thirteenth nineteen sixty four nelson mandela then forty five years old arrived to spend the rest of his life behind bars nelson mandela's new home prison cell number five was eight feet by seven feet and iron bucket served as his toilet there was a thin blanket on the floor that served as his bed even in prison mandela could not escape the class system each prisoner was assigned to a privilege group a through d this was decided at the sole discretion of the commissioner of prisons he classified mandela as a de class prisoner the lowest of the low for the first few years mandela could wear nothing but shorts his prison number was four six six six four because he was the four hundred sixty six inmate to arrive in the year sixty four it was a number he would never forget time moved slowly in the prison he wrote that every hour and captivity felt like a year later he confessed that he quote found himself on the verge of initiating con conversations with a cockroach while a prisoner mandela encountered physical hardships he was put to work at hard labor breaking limestone rocks with a hammer the glare off the white limestone ruined his is that's why in later years he usually work lassus he also dealt with the mental hardships common in prison life one wonders if during the many hours of loneliness and 'isolation in his cell mandela came up with one of his more famous quotes it always seems impossible until it's done his cross country background came in handy he ran up to seven miles a day sometimes in place in his cell and sometimes in the prison courtyard and he shadow box to keep his reflexes sharp he could only send letters twice a year and the only got letters back twice a year as well it was worse than that the letters mandela received back had been heavily censored with so many lines cut out the papers looked like.
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"Police road block on august fifth nineteen sixty two near so we go a town not far from johannesburg mandela was charged with leaving the country without a passport and inciting workers to strike he was convicted on november seventh nineteen sixty two and sentenced to five years in prison in july of nineteen sixty three police rated lillies leave farm in rivonia a secret safe house used by the african national congress there they found papers documenting m ks activities including some which mentioned mandela it was a moment of reckoning for mandela one in which he came to realize that quote real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people on october ninth nineteen sixty three nelson mandela was brought to stand trial for sabotage in what became known as the rivonia trial mandela used trial to condemn apartheid an eloquent four hour speech before the court he spoke of the plight of black south africans and the crimes committed by the government if convicted mandela faced the possibility of being hanged which he did not shy away from when he spoke to the court he concluded his speech by saying quote i have cherished the ideal of democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities it is an ideal for which i hope to live and achieve but if needs be it is an ideal for which i am prepared to die the defendants were found guilty on all charges the good news if it could be called that was that they were spared the death penalty the judge did not want to make them martyrs so when he sentenced them on june twelfth nineteen sixty four he gave them life in prison the prison that mandela was sent to was robben island the alcatraz of south africa in terms of geography robben island.
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"Helped form koto wissies way which means the spear of the nation also known as mk the army of freedom fighters was the armed wing of the african national congress mandela by this point was incredibly respected and recognized as a leader of the movement and was named mk's commander in chief but at the same time mandela went underground he was now an enemy of the state in branded by the government as a wanted terrorist he left the country for military training and together support for the armed struggle which meant finding money and weapons mandela traveled across africa in disguise he also learned how to make bombs he did not want to endanger lives only property the goal was to sabotage government installations such as power plants phone lines and transport stations late at night when no civilians were present in may of nineteen sixty one nelson mandela his first ever tv interview to tv he said there is room for all the various races in this country he wanted the government to know that his men were armed freedom fighters not terrorists that their goal was democracy majority rule where everyone could vote they wanted to live in peace and harmony with equal rights for all people in june of nineteen sixty one mandela addressed a letter to kendrick vert prime minister of south africa he warned that if the government did not hold a national constitutional convention he would launch a new campaign of resistance he knew the government would not respond and so the first attack was an act of sabotage against an electrical substation the campaign continued in the hit other targets as well nelson mandela remained a fugitive for over a year he was arrested about two weeks after returning to south africa when he was stopped at a.
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"Then a second daughter zinzi soi in december of nineteen sixty as in the american battle for civil rights which was happening around the same time there was a divide in the ranks between those who advocated nonviolent resistance and those who favored a more militant approach nelson mandela was one who supported nonviolence but that was to change on march twenty first nineteen sixty at sharpeville at sharpeville thousands of black south africans demonstrated against the pass laws and they converged on the police station to give back their passbooks though the crowd was on on the police opened fire soon the demonstrators were running for their lives still the police continued their assault sixty nine were killed many of them were women and children and most of the dead were shot in the back although the sharpeville massacre was met with national and international condemnation the government responded by cracking down even more they declared a national state of emergency and outlawed the african national congress and other groups like it it was at this point that nelson mandela realized peaceful resistance was futile it was time for armed struggle later mandela recounted in his autobiography quote i who had never been a soldier who had never fought in the battle who had never fired a gun at an enemy had been given the task of starting an army in the middle of this tense time mandela and winnie still found reason to celebrate this is when they welcomed their second daughter zinzi soi into the world in december of nineteen sixty in nineteen sixty one nelson mandela.
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"In south africa as a lawyer of aristocratic heritage mandela was now part of the city's elite black middle class and was treated with respect in the black community he had problems at home mandela has said he was no saint and this was one time he proved it he became involved with other women and there are rumors he even fathered a child with a secretary at the anc evelyn accused mandela of adultery and initiated divorce proceedings in nineteen fifty six through the turmoil at home mandela continued his activism and the government responded by escalating the fight in march of nineteen fifty six mandela received his third ban on public appearances which restricted him to johannesburg but he openly defied it on december fifth nineteen fiftysix mandela was arrested for general high treason with scores of others including most of the anc leadership mandela in the group were released on bail about two weeks later but the trial for treason went on and on in fact the trial ended up lasting four and a half years while the trial was going on life continued mandela began courting nomo winifred zanu madikizelamandela known as winnie winnie was the daughter of two teachers after her mother's death she and her siblings were all sent off to live with relatives but when he thrived and became head girl at her school and she was a pioneer in her own right she was the first black social worker in south africa nelson mandela's divorce was finalized in march of nineteen fifty eight and his ex wife evelyn was awarded care of the children just three months later on june fourteenth nineteen fiftyeight mandela married winnie at the time he was thirty nine and she was just twenty one they had their first daughters noni in february of nineteen fifty nine.
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"Classification determined where a person could be born where they could live where they could go to school where they could work where they could be treated if they were sick and even where they could be buried when they died white people who were now the only ones allowed to vote had the best opportunities and the most money spent on their facilities meanwhile black south africans whose lives were strictly controlled primarily lived in poverty in the aftermath of world war two where the world had defeated the nazis this was a dramatic step backward in essence the ruling whites of the country of south africa were declaring themselves the master race obviously nelson mandela opposed the system of apartheid but his vision was broader his ultimate goal was the erotic ation of racism he also yearned for the establishment of a constitutional democracy with the fundamental underpinning of one person one vote the resistance took many forms in those days mandela and the anc held a national day of protest against the classification laws on june twenty sixth nineteen fifty coincidentally mandela's second son makoto was born that same day in nineteen fifty two mandela launched the defiance campaign which encouraged south africans both black and white to intentionally break the laws of apartheid hundreds of thousands of black men and women took part they entered the white only sections of post offices and railway stations they also burned their passbooks which listed where they could travel and when they could leave their homes over eighty five hundred people were jailed during the year long campaign including mandela mandela was not charged and was released quickly but it didn't take long before mandela's defiance landed him in more trouble.
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"As an essentially anonymous black man in the city he got to see firsthand what it was like for oppressed black south africans black south africans in johannesburg were paid a pittance and they lived in squalor mandela saw up close the poverty the crime and the pollution in april of nineteen forty one mandela secured work as a guard in a mine south africa was a country rich in natural resources including gold and diamonds in the minds throughout the nation were staffed by impoverished black south africans who did the dangerous in backbreaking work fairly quickly mandela moved on to work as a clerk in a law firm he also continued his education and in nineteen forty three the year he turned twenty five he earned his b a degree through a correspondence course at the university of south africa in the evenings mandela continued pursuing his passion for boxing he was an amateur heavyweight tall and broad shouldered he admired joe louis the american boxer who reigned as world champ from nineteen thirty seven to nineteen forty nine and his recognizes one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time mandela said he loved the sports egalitarian nature when it was two men in the ring they were equal color class and wealth meant nothing what mattered was what they brought to the fight with their heart and their skills at the law firm where he worked mandela met goal redan bei cosa member of both the african national congress and the communist party he also met nat bregman jewish communist who became his first white friend with these men mandel attended meetings of the communist party he admired how the communists brought together people from all different backgrounds but he did not join the party because it's atheism can.
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"Lineages he quickly realized what was important was ability not heritage since many of his classmates could outrun him on the field and out thinking in the classroom he worked hard to catch up while he was in school his favorite sports were boxing and cross country running if you're looking for metaphors they're easy to find as a trained boxer he learned to fight and as for cross country he developed the endurance that would keep him running for the finish line set to become a chief like his uncle and his father mandela decided to pursue a different path he began to study law at the south african native college at fort horray matriculating in nineteen thirty nine at the age of twenty one it was at fort horray that he first learned of the african national congress a group formed in nineteen twelve to peacefully reclaim land stolen by whites though mandela had friends in the organization he did not become a member at this time it was also at the university that he met oliver tombo mandela leader said quote i like friends who have independent minds because they tend to make you see problems from all angles and quote in tombo mandela found this kind of friend tom became a lifelong friend and ally in the struggle for equality in south africa but they started small with the student council mandela and tombo join forces to organize a boycott to get better food for the students at the college the university was not so understanding mandela's activist impulses he was suspended and left school at the same time mandela's uncle told him that he had found a bride for his nephew mandela did not want to be tied down to a woman he had not chosen himself in nineteen forty one at the age of twenty two nelson mandela ran off to johannesburg to escape the arranged marriage this was an eye opening experience for mandala.
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"Nelson mandela was one of the giants of the twentieth century a political leader who became the first black president of south africa he was an icon who over the span of his long lifetime fought for peace and social justice and help break down the system of apartheid historians compare his moral leadership and wide appeal to such luminaries as martin luther king junior and mahatma gandhi but before he became universally admired for his human rights advocacy he paid a high personal price including spending decades in prison in fact his greatest achievement may have been his ability to forgive not only the architects of the apartheid system but his own jailers mandela himself reminded us that he was a human being saying quote i am not a saint unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying and he set up his own yardstick to measure his life mandela said quote do not judge me by my successes judge me by how many times i fell down and got back up again when nelson mandela died james a joseph who served as the us ambassador to south africa during mandela's presidency put it best nossa nandela will quote be remembered not just for the power of his personal story or the strength of his ideals though those are both worth remembering perhaps most important he taught us about the potential of the human spirit mandela was born on july eighteenth nineteen eighteen in vessel south africa south africa was a mix of many different tribes in ethnicities in previous centuries the country had been colonized i by the dutch and then by the british at this time it was under british rule mandela was born into.