RIP: Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

Nelson Mandela

South Africa’s first black president Nelson Mandela passed away at his home today. He was 95. Tributes and condolences flooded social networking websites as world leaders, former presidents, celebrities and citizens of the world remembered the anti-apartheid civil rights leader.

President Obama spoke on Mandela’s passing from the White House about 45 minutes after the announcement that Mandela had died.

“He no longer belongs to us. He belongs to the ages,” said Obama, borrowing the words of Edwin M. Stanton, who, as Abraham Lincoln lay on his deathbed, said “He now belongs to the ages.”

Nelson Mandela and Michelle Obama

In his prepared speech, Obama said Mandela was “a man who took history in his hands, and bent the arc of the moral universe toward justice.”

Read the full transcript of Obama’s speech here.

Nelson Mandela Beyonce Jay Z

New Yorker cover art by @KadirNelson, who also created the album art for Drake



 


114 Responses to “RIP: Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013”

  1. 1
    OutsidetheBox says:

    :goodpost:

    RIP and :thankyou: kind Sir.

  2. 2
    OutsidetheBox says:

    I love LOVE that pic of him and Tyson :heart:.

  3. 3
    Miany says:

    May he rest in peace
    :thankyou: for all your sacrifices.

  4. 4
    DoNotDeleteMe says:

    The most amazing human being in modern history!

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    jazi65 says:

    He was a beautiful spirit, a true leader & inspiration to the world. RIP Nelson Mandela <3

  6. 6

    :crying: :crying: Mandelaaaaaaaaaaaaa :crying: RIP!!!! Mandellllllaaaaaa

  7. 7

    I bet ya God say Well done my faithful servant :clap:

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    Afiya says:

    I :love: that cover, gotta get it.

    My Heroes are Black.

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    :heart:
    may his soul rest in peace.

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    Smonae says:

    RIP Nelson Mandela

    My granny used to say “life on earth is a test given by God and I’m gonna pass it”

    Mr. Mandela has definitely passed that test and served his purpose on this earth by making a huge difference in this world. :heart:

    :thankyou:

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    BigCityGirl says:

    Was not surprised but sadden still….Much respect. #RIP Mr. Mandela

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    Femme Fatale says:

    What a extraordinarily transformative life this man lived! A true blessing that he lived long enough to experience the undoing of just a small part of the injustice he endured. This man embodied peace, so no doubt, he will rest in it. Much love!

  13. 13

    You know its a shame how Yahoo allows those racist evil people post on their site….. that only tells me it ran by damn racist…… that shyt really ticks me off :no:

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    Smonae says:

    Jenie reading yahoo makes ur pressure go up, don’t do it babe.. very racist & ignorant :no:

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    Smonae….. its almost sickening to see so many racist out here :no: Its going to be so many people in hell, it may not be enough room :no:

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    Miany says:

    :peace: <~~~really a middle finger to ALL those who have racist remarks to make pertaining to the loss of this legendary man. He did not stand for harbouring hatred or ill will… sooooo I'm shooting all those racists the bird, praying for em, forgiving em and moving on
    :tea:

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    sassyshe says:

    This is sad but at least hes at peace

  18. 18

    Jenie. Always kill me when she talks about hell :rofl:

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    datsmdubya2u says:

    The African King!

    Rest In Peace Mandiba

    We look for you in the STARS!

    :heart:

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    Unshakable says:

    @the topic – rest in peace, Nelson Mandela. It seems like the historical greats are dwindling rapidly. I wonder who the greats of this generation? Who will carry the torch for this generation? *shudders at the thought*

    @Smonae – I love that quote your grandmother said. I’m going to coin granny’s phrase. Don’t they say some of the wisest things? :yes:

  21. 21
    Miany says:

    San ah make ya dance says:
    Jenie. Always kill me when she talks about hell
    ^^ :lol: aint it tho??? ” Its going to be so many people in hell, it may not be enough room” <~~~ I read that sooooo seriously :heart:

  22. 22
    Shellz says:

    May he rest in peace . Heyyy nightcrew!!

  23. 23
    Miany says:

    Hey Shellz :waves: I’m here watching scandal and this thang gettin too creepy for me.

  24. 24
    rwilliams4782 says:

    Hey yall..just got off

  25. 25
    Smonae says:

    Unshake hey hun :hugs: how ya been
    And yes they do :yes:

    Mainy & Shellz :waves:

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    69 says:

    Folks doing the same thing to Mandela that they were just doing to Paul Walker. I ain’t giving it the time of night. Because it will do nothing but keep me up all night 15 shades of mad.

    We losing more and more good people in this world. Nelson was one of the noblest of men in our lifetime. I’m just glad to know he went easy. May he rest in peace.

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    69 says:

    Smonae says:

    My granny used to say “life on earth is a test given by God and I’m gonna pass it”
    ______________
    Yo grandma tried to tell you sumthin. Granny betta :preach:

  28. 28
    rwilliams4782 says:

    I know. I was always told death comes in 3’s ..

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    Miany says:

    @69 I have a feeling Mandela passed the test..
    i was reading Idris’ interview last week. He said something like “Playing this role made me question the kind of man I am. If someone told me I could give up 27 years of my life to end injustice faced by my generation, would I do it or would I be too comfortable to change my current situation?”
    Not an exact quiote but, I loved it. Summed up his sacrifice nicely

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    rwilliams4782 says:

    I cant think of one person on this Earth that holds the magnitude of what Nelson Mandela has done. Humanity and humility

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    69 says:

    Because around 5pm when we started hearing about it I told my cousin and she too busy trying to get them kids some $125 shoes but that youngest boy barely passing his math class cause he slow like his daddy side of the family.

    I be wanting to tell their asses sometimes… Martin L. King ain’t die for this. :no:

    You so worried about your children having those shoes they want but he can barely do simple arithmetic. Where the fcuk are your priorities? That the shyt that gets me going :mad:

    Use that damn money and hire him a tutor. :cuss:

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    §ðçñµëþÿüîœæß says:

    Wow. I was afraid to come here. I wasnt going to read the write up. I didnt know if Sandra harbored ill will towards the man. I guess not. I seriously didnt know though. You never know. Yeah, this is a sad one for me. One of my heroes. In an era where even we have turned on Americas first Black President, I give my deepest condolences to those closest to the pioneer Nelson Mandela.

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    69 says:

    Then this the same cousin that had my mom and dad taking care of the oldest child when she was a baby. Yeah, I understand shyt happens sometimes but my parents and your babies grandparents. Why can’t YO momma watch and help you with them? Why can’t YO momma go pick up the baby’s essentials? Why does my dad have to waste his gas going all the way across town to pick up her medication when your momma live damn 4 miles from the store? Then wanna ask my parents one year what buying the baby for Christmas?

    Man they had to change the conversation with me in the room because I was finna tell that bitch something she ain’t wanna hear. :no:

    Yeah I’m 38 hot tonight because I’m sick of muffuggas and their stupidity.

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    datsmdubya2u says:

    69 says:

    but that youngest boy barely passing his math class cause he slow like his daddy side of the family

    ______________________________________

    :dead:

    this suppose to be a solemn and respectful post… :rules:

    Still I die :ghost:

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    §ðçñµëþÿüîœæß says:

    jeniefrumdabloc says:

    You know its a shame how Yahoo allows those racist evil people post on their site….. that only tells me it ran by damn racist…… that shyt really ticks me off :no:

    Just dont do it bae. Just dont do it. Unless you need a reminder of what they tink about us, unless youve fallen into a false sense of racial harmony, dont do it. It aint worth it. I was scared to read Sandras write up. You just, you got to, just yanno, I dunno, but those comment sections every where are a wet dream for haters. Its anonymous. They can say how they truly feel with out repercussion. I like it. I need to be reminded sometimes.

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    69 says:

    Miany & Bren

    Mandela passed with flying colors. The Good Lord gave him 95 years and an easy departure. He ain’t got to worry no mo. He’s in a better place. :yes:

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    Miany says:

    Oh and I watched local news…Miami’s former Mayor shaded THE HEYULLL outta Mandela when he visited in the 90’s. ALL because MANDELA never denounced CASTRO cuz CASTRO supported Mandela… Folk wouldn’t even publicly greet Mandela..just reminded me how I feel about a lot of Miami folk… :rolleyes: dirty bastad declined comment when they called his azz today tho…

  38. 38
    datsmdubya2u says:

    §ðçñµëþÿüîœæß says:

    but those comment sections every where are a wet dream for haters. Its anonymous.

    _____________________________

    :pc: <<<<<< keyboard cowards

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    69 says:

    Miany

    Oh and I watched local news…Miami’s former Mayor shaded THE HEYULLL outta Mandela when he visited in the 90?s. ALL because MANDELA never denounced CASTRO cuz CASTRO supported Mandela… Folk wouldn’t even publicly greet Mandela..just reminded me how I feel about a lot of Miami folk… dirty bastad declined comment when they called his azz today tho…
    ____________________
    :shocked:

    Seriously? What’s his name?

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    Miany says:

    Miami snubbed Nelson Mandela on Thursday, refusing to extend him an official welcome and giving him a taste of America`s own racial problems.
    It was the first time Mandela had received anything less than red-carpet treatment on what has otherwise been a triumphant U.S. tour to promote support for opposition to South Africa`s apartheid.
    No one met Mandela at the airport. Mayor Xavier Suarez, a Cuban-American, boycotted the visit to protest Mandela`s remarks that Cuban President Fidel Castro was a “brother in arms“ because Castro supported his African National Congress.And hundreds of Cubans demonstrated on Thursday outside the Miami Beach convention center where Mandela was addressing labor leaders, waving banners proclaiming Mandela a “terrorist“ and saying he wasn`t welcome in America. They also chanted slogans at blacks who had turned out to greet Mandela, creating a tense atmosphere in a city with a history of strained Hispanic-black relations.
    Santiago Gonzalez, a Cuban demonstrator, predicted heightened ill-feeling between blacks and Cubans in Miami, and he blamed Mandela.
    “He shouldn`t have come here. He knew he wasn`t welcome,“ Gonzalez said. “If he supports communism, his place is back in Africa, in prison.“

  41. 41
    Miany says:

    that article was from 1990…

  42. 42
    Who Dat says:

    I am wondering if our young folks don’t understand the GRAVITY of Nelson Mandela’s passing means…or if they are reserved or subdued? Whatever it is…I am wanting to reach through my TV showing these BLACK college campuses on my local news… and shake them…cause….they don’t know what to say!!!! 18-22 yo’s looking LOST when asked to speak on Nelson Mandela’s death. I pray that they are just unprepared. We did…tell our kids about NELSON MANDELA didn’t we????

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    lovezoe says:

    RIP wonderful man.

  44. 44
    Miany says:

    It’s sad they dunno whodat :( :no:
    technology has made folk dummmer in lots of ways

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    Who Dat says:

    @Miany…I done kept watching…its NOT just the college kids…IT IS BLACK FOLKS :eek: I done watched NATIONAL coverage here…just now cause I been busy so didn’t have time earlier… and they interviewing the Charles Ramsey of Gary, IN…he doesn’t know who Nelson MANDELA is. You can look in his eyes and tell.

    Dude: Ummm yeah. Nelson Mandela…yep. He will be missed…

    WHAT? This is the MLK OF OUR TIME! Put some kind of emotion in! WHAT?

    Do better folks. :facepalm:

  46. 46
    datsmdubya2u says:

    Who Dat says:

    We did…tell our kids about NELSON MANDELA didn’t we????

    ______________________

    i don’t know what people are talking to their kids about in their homes i’ve been wondering for years.. the 20 somethings at my job are dumbashail. When one of em asked me who Huey Newton was i was through! They really thought the conversation was about Huey from the Boondocks! :facepalm:

  47. 47

    These folks gone cannon ball bust hell wide open :yes: and I’m dead serious!!!! There is no room for a racist in heaven :nono:

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    Who Dat says:

    We losing more and more good people in this world. Nelson was one of the noblest of men in our lifetime
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Why I am MAD BLACK FOLKS DONT KNOW.

    I wanna go knock on this ghetto azz dude live cross street from me door and ask him do he know who Nelson Mandela is….and if he say no I wanna go slit his tires tonight. How mad I am. And I also blame some of US..YES US. We know gatdayum well WE KNOW somebody who doesn’t know who Nelson Mandela is…yet WE failed to tell them and continue to do so! Black folks don’t talk no more! Not about the right stuff we don’t! What happened to politikin???? The great debates you have with your uncle and all the old dudes in your fam… while yall playing bones? Ughhh. I’m disappointed right now. Goodnight.

  49. 49
    datsmdubya2u says:

    @Dub

    Sorry we’re too worried about Reality TV, Sports Video games and Celebs.. we got a little office job and a check thats enough to pay some of our bills..we SAT TIS FIED ain’t got no time for politikin :shame:

  50. 50
    Miany says:

    :hi: good night WhoDat….I agree :( like I said….the technology has made us dumber.

  51. 51
    Audacious2 says:

    Best blogged post in memory of an icon. Legends never die!!!

    R.I.P. President Nelson Mandela

  52. 52
    eastpointvet says:

    hope Idris does him some justice in his portrayal as it will be looked at more closely now.

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    SouthernPrincess says:

    Who Dat, you were watching WRAL too? It was shameful. They were clueless.

    It really saddens me that people dont realize the significance of Mandela

  54. 54
    Who Dat says:

    @53…At night I am a WTVD girl and they were on the campus of Fayetteville State University and BAYBEEEEEE…students they were talking to had me fooled at first…but I started to like look…REALLY look in their faces :eek: Like I said you could just TELL they didn’t have a CLUE! And then I changed to CNN and caught one of the national stories…I woke up still mad at black people this morning due to what I saw last night. I really am salty.

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    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    God bless Nelson Mandela and all that he did for his country and the world. There will never be another :(

  56. 56
    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    About to watch Scandal on my phone. Yea so whet I fell asleep on it again. It’s hard been a grown up :crying1:

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    Ms Peaches says:

    Nelson Mandela-Job well done. What they gonna say when they reminence (sp) on you? Words to live by.

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    Afiya says:

    So this dumb sprite here @ work made this comment:

    “I didn’t know the President of Africa was in The Fast and the Furious”. :smack:

    I’mma keep my :lipssealed: for I get walked to the gate.

    RIP Legend! Your work is complete, now it’s on to ‘what we gonna do now’? :thinking:

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    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    Afiya you are lying. I refuse to believe that correlation was made :no: I am going to go to my happy place and watch Scandal

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    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    Watching Scandal at my desk like :popcorn: :shock: :stop: :bite:

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    Uyanda says:

    I agree, black folks are not having the right conversations with kids! We’re too comfortable! Don’t you know they want us to forget slavery?? Even in death, Madiba continues to teach us. He chose to die on the birthday of the least celebrated struggle hero, R.M Sobukwe! R.I.P Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela!

  62. 62
    Afiya says:

    Mistaken, believe it, I had to bite my tongue. DUMBFUCCKS!!! :angry:

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    Kweenie says:

    Welcome home Nelson Mandela..

    Thank GOD for the strength and courage of this BLACK MAN. I tell my brother all the time that this is an example of what runs through our veins… this man is what every black man has the potential to be. We are decendants of Kings and Queens cotdammit!! :oops: Sorry but I get so fustrated and excited when I think about the potential and the strong minds of our men. It makes my heart cry that so many don’t care to live up to that. I am a witness to the absolute power and strength of a KING’s mind in men I see everyday.

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    Afiya says:

    :cheers: @Kweenie :yes:

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    felinelurker says:

    Who Dat says:

    @53…At night I am a WTVD girl and they were on the campus of Fayetteville State University and BAYBEEEEEE…students they were talking to had me fooled at first…but I started to like look…REALLY look in their faces Like I said you could just TELL they didn’t have a CLUE! And then I changed to CNN and caught one of the national stories…I woke up still mad at black people this morning due to what I saw last night. I really am salty.
    ___________________________________________________________________

    And you would think that being at an HBCU, they would have some knowledge on that…smh

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    felinelurker says:

    Uyanda says:

    I agree, black folks are not having the right conversations with kids! We’re too comfortable! Don’t you know they want us to forget slavery?? Even in death, Madiba continues to teach us. He chose to die on the birthday of the least celebrated struggle hero, R.M Sobukwe! R.I.P Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela!
    _______________________________________________________________

    I, too, was guilty of this. Feline 11 asked me what did he do, she knew who he was but no details :smack:. Ok, now every week, you will be doing a biography on important Blacks :yes:

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    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    @Feline: At least you admit it. Some people don’t care and they see that as the past and not worthy of being discussed today. I feel like at times people are afraid or embarrassed by OUR history :no: True we are much more than slaves, butlers and maids BUT we have to acknowledge the struggles and those that rose above those obstacles.

  68. 68

    KDub, maybe its their geographical location :shrug: (sorry excuse but)
    If you look at my google my city and Mandela, girllllll we love him! He loves this city.

    We planning some things here! :yes:

    Parents need to use this time to educate their kids on who he was, and what he stood for, and why, and see what he went through etc etc etc. This is history.

    RIP Nelson Mandela <–nobody even comes close :no:

  69. 69

    Feline, look up the 20 top civil rights women, it’s a traveling “display” (iono what else to call it) Anywhoo, they break it down :yes:

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    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    you look at my google my city and Mandela, girllllll we love him! He loves this city.
    ___________________________________
    And what city might that be :eek: Staring at you like Huck :rofl: Good Morning

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    felinelurker says:

    Thanks, DTTS

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    felinelurker says:

    DTTS, to give her credit, she will research some things on her own. 2 yrs ago, her class had to do a report on Blacks that have made an impact on society. Her choices 1.Beyonce 2.Rihanna 3.Michelle Obama :smack: :wtf:

  73. 73
    Afiya says:

    Nannie Helen Burroughs (May 2, 1878 – May 20, 1961), an African American educator, orator, religious leader, civil rights activist, feminist and businesswoman. She gained national recognition for her 1900 speech “How the Sisters Are Hindered from Helping,” at the National Baptist Convention. On October 19, 1901, she founded the National Training School for Women and Girls in Washington, D. C. It has since been renamed the Nannie Helen Burroughs School in her honor and provides education for the elementary grades.

    Twelve Things The Negro Must Do For Himself
    (First published in the early 1900?s)
    1. The Negro Must Learn To Put First Things First. The First Things Are: Education; Development of Character Traits; A Trade and Home Ownership.

    The Negro puts too much of his earning in clothes, in food, in show and in having what he calls “a good time.” The Dr. Kelly Miller said, “The Negro buys what he WANTS and begs for what he Needs.” Too true!

    2. The Negro Must Stop Expecting God and White Folk To Do For Him What He Can Do For Himself.

    It is the “Divine Plan” that the strong shall help the weak, but even God does not do for man what man can do for himself. The Negro will have to do exactly what Jesus told the man (in John 5:8) to do–Carry his own load–”Take up your bed and walk.”

    3. The Negro Must Keep Himself, His Children And His Home Clean And Make The Surroundings In Which He Lives Comfortable and Attractive.

    He must learn to “run his community up,” not down. We can segregate by law, we integrate only by living. Civilization is not a matter of race, it is a matter of standards. Believe it or not–some day, some race is going to outdo the Anglo-Saxon, completely. It can be the Negro race, if the Negro gets sense enough. Civilization goes up and down that way.

    4. The Negro Must Learn To Dress More Appropriately For Work And For Leisure.

    Knowing what to wear, how to wear it, when to wear it and where to wear it are earmarks of common sense, culture and also an index to character.

    5. The Negro Must Make His Religion An Everyday Practice And Not Just A Sunday-Go-To-Meeting Emotional Affair.

    6. The Negro Must Highly Resolve To Wipe Out Mass Ignorance.

    The leaders of the race must teach and inspire the masses to become eager and determined to improve mentally, morally and spiritually, and to meet the basic requirements of good citizenship.
    We should initiate an intensive literacy campaign in America, as well as in Africa. Ignorance, satisfied ignorance, is a millstone about the neck of the race. It is democracy’s greatest burden.
    Social integration is a relationship attained as a result of the cultivation of kindred social ideals, interests and standards.
    It is a blending process that requires time, understanding and kindred purposes to achieve. Likes alone and not laws can do it.

    7. The Negro Must Stop Charging His Failures Up To His “Color {& Slavery}” And To White People’s Attitude.

    The truth of the matter is that good service and conduct will make senseless race prejudice fade like mist before the rising sun.

    God never intended that a man’s color shall be anything other than a badge of distinction. It is high time that all races were learning that fact. The Negro must first QUALIFY for whatever position he wants. Purpose, initiative, ingenuity and industry are the keys that all men use to get what they want. The Negro will have to do the same. He must make himself a workman who is too skilled not to be wanted, and too DEPENDABLE not to be on the job, according to promise or plan. He will never become a vital factor in industry until he learns to put into his work the vitalizing force of initiative, skill and dependability. He has gone “RIGHTS” mad and “DUTY” dumb.

    8. The Negro Must Overcome His Bad Job Habits.

    He must make a brand new reputation for himself in the world of labor. His bad job habits are absenteeism, funerals to attend, or a little business to look after. The Negro runs an off and on business. He also has a bad reputation for conduct on the job–such as petty quarreling with other help, incessant loud talking about nothing; loafing, carelessness, due to lack of job pride; insolence, gum chewing and–too often–liquor drinking. Just plain bad job habits!

    9. He Must Improve His Conduct In Public Places.

    Taken as a whole, he is entirely too loud and too ill-mannered.
    There is much talk about wiping out racial segregation and also much talk about achieving integration.
    Segregation is a physical arrangement by which people are separated in various services.
    It is definitely up to the Negro to wipe out the apparent justification or excuse for segregation.
    The only effective way to do it is to clean up and keep clean. By practice, cleanliness will become a habit and habit becomes character.

    10. The Negro Must Learn How To Operate Business For People–Not For Negro People, Only.

    To do business, he will have to remove all typical “earmarks,” business principles; measure up to accepted standards and meet stimulating competition, graciously–in fact, he must learn to welcome competition.

    11. The Average So-Called Educated Negro Will Have To Come Down Out Of The Air. He Is Too Inflated Over Nothing. He Needs An Experience Similar To The One That Ezekiel Had–(Ezekiel 3:14-19). And He Must Do What Ezekiel Did

    Otherwise, through indifference, as to the plight of the masses, the Negro, who thinks that he has escaped, will lose his own soul. It will do all leaders good to read Hebrew 13:3, and the first Thirty-seven Chapters of Ezekiel.
    A race transformation itself through its own leaders and its sensible “common people.” A race rises on its own wings, or is held down by its own weight. True leaders are never “things apart from the people.” They are the masses. They simply got to the front ahead of them. Their only business at the front is to inspire to masses by hard work and noble example and challenge them to “Come on!” Dante stated a fact when he said, “Show the people the light and they will find the way!”
    There must arise within the Negro race a leadership that is not out hunting bargains for itself. A noble example is found in the men and women of the Negro race, who, in the early days, laid down their lives for the people. Their invaluable contributions have not been appraised by the “latter-day leaders.” In many cases, their names would never be recorded, among the unsung heroes of the world, but for the fact that white friends have written them there.

    “Lord, God of Hosts, Be with us yet.”

    The Negro of today does not realize that, but, for these exhibits A’s, that certainly show the innate possibilities of members of their own race, white people would not have been moved to make such princely investments in lives and money, as they have made, for the establishment of schools and for the on-going of the race.

    12. The Negro Must Stop Forgetting His Friends. “Remember.”

    Read Deuteronomy 24:18. Deuteronomy rings the big bell of gratitude. Why? Because an ingrate is an abomination in the sight of God. God is constantly telling us that “I the Lord thy God delivered you”–through human instrumentalities.
    The American Negro has had and still has friends–in the North and in the South. These friends not only pray, speak, write, influence others, but make unbelievable, unpublished sacrifices and contributions for the advancement of the race–for their brothers in bonds.
    The noblest thing that the Negro can do is to so live and labor that these benefactors will not have given in vain. The Negro must make his heart warm with gratitude, his lips sweet with thanks and his heart and mind resolute with purpose to justify the sacrifices and stand on his feet and go forward–“God is no respector of persons. In every nation, he that feareth him and worketh righteousness is” sure to win out. Get to work! That’s the answer to everything that hurts us. We talk too much about nothing instead of redeeming the time by working.

    R-E-M-E-M-B-E-R

    In spite of race prejudice, America is brim full of opportunities. Go after them!

    Remember… STRATEGY IS STRENGTH™

    Sorry for the long post, but please copy & paste and pass this one to the younger generation. #helpful

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    Dallas EYE said :chase:

    *blocks this one from Kdub*

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    tintin1979 says:

    R.I.P to a great black man.

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    gypsyeyes says:

    I went to the school supply store last year and there were quotes and pictures of the black heroes that no one acknowledges. This was in CT in on of the whitest towns ever. As I am checking out the older lady asks me if I’m a teacher. I told her no and that I wanted my kids to know more than Harriet Tubman and MLK. I signed up for their mailing list and she recognized my name as a former student. She was my 4th grade teacher. I was one of 3 students that were bused 3 towns over to get a better education. We were NEVER taught anything about black history. NATHAN! She apologized and commended me at the same time. WE HAVE TO DO BETTER!

  77. 77

    Her choices
    ========
    :heart: :hahaha:
    If I find my folder at home, I’ll stick it in my bag, and put up info. It’d be cool for a project like that, for you to just throw 3 names at her that she hasn’t heard of before and look up/learn about them :yes:

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    Kweenie says:

    Welcome home Nelson Mandela..
    Thank GOD for the strength and courage of this BLACK MAN. I tell my brother all the time that this is an example of what runs through our veins… this man is what every black man has the potential to be. We are decendants of Kings and Queens cotdammit!! :oops: Sorry but I get so fustrated and excited when I think about the potential and the strong minds of our men. It makes my heart cry that so many don’t care to live up to that. I am a witness to the absolute power and strength of a KING’s mind in men I see everyday.
    ________________________

    Preach :clap:

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    libra80sbaby says:

    :praying: for the Mandela Family

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    felinelurker says:

    It’d be cool for a project like that, for you to just throw 3 names at her that she hasn’t heard of before and look up/learn about them

    Yes, hunni! This will be every 2 wks! It’s sad bc she’s in advanced classes but her brother in 1st grade has more homework than her! She has A’s in every class but she still has time to text, surf the web, etc. She needs a challenge

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    gypsyeyes says:

    @libra-I read that in Shenehneh’s voice…forgive me favah!!!

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    felinelurker says:

    :goodpost: Afiya!

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    bnatural says:

    Kweenie says:

    Welcome home Nelson Mandela..
    Thank GOD for the strength and courage of this BLACK MAN. I tell my brother all the time that this is an example of what runs through our veins… this man is what every black man has the potential to be. We are decendants of Kings and Queens cotdammit!! :oops: Sorry but I get so fustrated and excited when I think about the potential and the strong minds of our men. It makes my heart cry that so many don’t care to live up to that. I am a witness to the absolute power and strength of a KING’s mind in men I see everyday.
    ———–

    :applause:

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    gypsyeyes says:

    The Negro puts too much of his earning in clothes, in food, in show and in having what he calls “a good time.” The Dr. Kelly Miller said, “The Negro buys what he WANTS and begs for what he Needs.” Too true!

    2. The Negro Must Stop Expecting God and White Folk To Do For Him What He Can Do For Himself.

    It is the “Divine Plan” that the strong shall help the weak, but even God does not do for man what man can do for himself. The Negro will have to do exactly what Jesus told the man (in John 5:8) to do–Carry his own load–”Take up your bed and walk.”
    _____________________________

    THIS RIGHT HERE IS SO POWERFUL FOR OUR TIME RIGHT NAH!!!

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    Feline, I still remember doing a report for my dad on Mary McCleod Bethune :heart: that one was my favorite! So when I took my son to that exhibit I was all :yahoo: charged up that I knew all about her. They have huge (like 6′ x 10′ wall photos)

    She will thank you for it in the long run! :yes:

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    . The Negro Must Learn How To Operate Business For People–Not For Negro People, Only.
    ______________________

    :thankyou: Afiya <3 love your post :goodpost:

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    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    TGIF :yawn: It’s been a long week

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    We can’t control what others do, but FOR US we can force our kids to listen to us, and learn more!

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    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    My husband and I have had talks with Taken8, shown her videos and had her read books….but mainly about the “big names.” I think I will teach her about one notable person a week and write a report. Shoot to be honest it will probably help refresh my memory and inspire me :yes:

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    AFIYA Let me give you another hand :clap: Love it !

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    FuturedocDonte says:

    This keke Wyatt cover to Patti Labelle’s “if only u knew” :no:

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    libra80sbaby says:

    gypsyeyes says:

    @libra-I read that in Shenehneh’s voice…forgive me favah!!
    ——————-
    :lol:

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    Caramel Rain says:

    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    TGIF It’s been a long week

    *****
    :hi: MisTaken.. IKR.. I woke up early to fix breakfast too. Big mistake.. Been up since 3:45.. :yawn:

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    AttorneyMom says:

    RIP Nelson Mandela, Renisha McBride, Trayvon Martin, Danroy Henry Jr., Jordan Davis, Jonathan Ferrell, Oscar Grant, Darius Simmons, Sean Bell, Amadu Diallo, Eleanor Bumpurs, Kathryn Johnston and Yusef Hawkins.

    Survivors: Abner Louima, Edwin Mieses, and Rodney King (RIP)

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    Feline, ION think it’s still going on, but here’s what I found. I saw it in Atlanta in June 2013.
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    Freedom’s Sisters, a collaboration between SITES and Cincinnati Museum Center, brings to life 20 African American women, from key 19th-century historical figures to contemporary leaders, who have fought for equality for all Americans. The exhibition is introduced by a video and electronic projections of strong artistic images that will seize visitors’ emotions. Organized around the themes of “Dare to Dream,” “Inspire Lives,” “Serve the Public,” and “Look to the Future,” graphically striking interactive stations tell the stories of Harriet Tubman, Mary McLeod Bethune, Septima Poinsette Clark, Fannie Lou Hamer, Dorothy Height, Coretta Scott King, Rosa Parks, and 13 other women leaders.

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    libra80sbaby says:

    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    TGIF :yawn: It’s been a long week
    ————————–
    :yawn: :yes:

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    FuturedocDonte says:

    This keke Wyatt cover to Patti Labelle’s “if only u knew” :no:

    Now, why would she do that…. That’s my jam! I sing it like I can Sing :lol: djm

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    felinelurker says:

    Taken, when we watch videos/documentaries about civil rights, she said it makes her sad bc we were treated that way. Chile, you gotta know where we’ve been so we don’t go back!

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    The Pearl! says:

    :hi: All.

    Rest in Peace, Mr. Mandela. I’ll be doing the toi toi all weekend in his memory.

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    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    My husband and I have had talks with Taken8, shown her videos and had her read books….but mainly about the “big names.” I think I will teach her about one notable person a week and write a report. Shoot to be honest it will probably help refresh my memory and inspire me
    _______________

    Chile I have to do better myself…. my daughter is 7 and she does a lot of reading, and knows about slavery and Martin Luther King, but last night I asked her has she ever heard of Mandela and she said no :no: I told her to get familiar with his name, because we are bout to have some serious discussions…… I think I focus so hard on certain areas of education I forget key mandatory topics…… :sad:

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    gypsyeyes says:

    AFIYA-I HAVE COPIED AND PASTED THIS TO MY FB AND I HAVE A FRIEND DAVID THAT I WENT TO ELEM AND JR HIGH WITH (yt) WHO JUST EMAILED ME AND IT SENT CHILLS THROUGH HIM. HE SAID THAT HE NEVER UNDERSTOOD WHY HIS SCHOOL NEVER TAUGHT BLACK HISTORY. HE WENT TO COLLEGE AS A BLACK HISTORY MAJOR. I TOO WILL CHALLENGE MYSELF TO TEACHING MY DAUGHTER’S MORE OF OUR HISTORY. YOU HAVE PUT A FIRE UNDER MY AZZ THIS MORNING.

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    Eye of Heart says:

    jeniefrumdabloc says:

    MisTaken The Black Mamba says:

    My husband and I have had talks with Taken8, shown her videos and had her read books….but mainly about the “big names.” I think I will teach her about one notable person a week and write a report. Shoot to be honest it will probably help refresh my memory and inspire me
    _______________

    Chile I have to do better myself…. my daughter is 7 and she does a lot of reading, and knows about slavery and Martin Luther King, but last night I asked her has she ever heard of Mandela and she said no I told her to get familiar with his name, because we are bout to have some serious discussions…… I think I focus so hard on certain areas of education I forget key mandatory topics
    ________________

    :cosign: Same here for my 9 year old.

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    If this is an actual magazine cover, we all need to purchase it and put it up somewhere…

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    The Pearl! says:

    jeniefrumdabloc says:

    You know its a shame how Yahoo allows those racist evil people post on their site….. that only tells me it ran by damn racist…… that shyt really ticks me off

    ******
    @Jenie, honey, it’s okay. I had to come out of there, too…I thought THIS momentous event would SURELY garner appropriate responses — even on Yahoo — but I was wrong (and saddened) until I came here! Just stay here, Jenie. :danban: toi toi with me!

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    felinelurker says:

    Taken, I already told my daughter last night, to get ready to do some reports & discussions :yes:

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    Ok, I just called and Freedom Sisters is not the one I saw. It has the same people, but it’s by Smithsonian, and the one I saw was by :shrug:
    Now I gotta find the traveling exhibit that I saw. bb

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    Afiya says:

    What was that saying “Each One, Teach One”? We are a teaching culture, we must magnify our learnings.

    Glad to be able to share.

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    gypsyeyes says:

    And this also makes me think of how on TV they don’t make us aware anymore. Back in the ’90’s we had Different World and Cosby to enlighten is on Apartheid and divesting but now we have all reality which has distracted us from the real happenings in the world. As we watch shows like LHHNY and BBW we forget socially aware episodes when Kim wouldn’t take a scholarship from a soda company because they didn’t divest. If you think that reality tv is just entertainment please look at the bigger picture. It’s to distract us from the real issues. We watch those shows and see the shoes and purses and spend out money but instead we should be putting into our children’s education.

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    AttorneyMom says:

    RIP 7-year old Aiyana Stanley-Jones

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    felinelurker says:

    gypsy, I just thought about that episode on a DW when reading about how Judge Mathis said he led a march against those type companies while in college

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    Ischmoo78 says:

    Thank you Auntie….real nice post…. r.i.p. Mr. Nelson Mandela. Thank you for making more than a difference in this world

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    BayMami_de4 says:

    :goodpost:
    Rest in peace Mr. Mandela

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