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Video: Ad showing black boy being fed like a dog sparks outrage

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:34 pm July 7, 2014 A Feed a Child television ad has sparked national outrage for its portrayal of a small black child as a dog. The Cape Town advertisement depicts a boy being given treats by a glamorous white woman in her lavish home. 

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Former Rep. Mel Reynolds fears for his life, hiding in South Africa

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:42 pm March 4, 2014 Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds was recently brought up on charges of sexual misconduct while in Africa. Now Reynolds says that he “fears for his life” and is reportedly hiding in South Africa. 

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25-year-old contest winner to become first black African in space

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:27 pm December 24, 2013 A 25-year-old DJ will make history as the first black African in space. Mandla Maseko is among 23 people selected out of 1 million entrants from around the world to partake in the Lynx Apollo Space Academy competition. The prize? The be blasted 62 miles into orbit aboard […]

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Sign language interpreter at Mandela’s funeral says he hallucinated, heard voices

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:08 pm December 13, 2013 The South African sign language interpreter accused of making up gibberish during Nelson Mandela’s funeral said that he may have suffered from a schizophrenic episode while on stage. 34-year-old Thamsanqa Jantjie blames the gestures that made no sense to deaf people around the world on voices in […]

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Nelson Mandela’s funeral scheduled for December 15

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:36 am December 6, 2013 Nelson Mandela will be laid to rest at his ancestral village of Qunu on Dec. 15. The village is located in the Eastern Cape. Mandela’s funeral will follow a national week of mourning for the historical figure, and will include an open-air memorial service at Johannesburg’s Soccer […]

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Watch the Trailer for Nelson Mandela Biopic “Long Walk to Freedom”

A trailer has been released for the upcoming Nelson Mandela biopic “Long Walk to Freedom,” starring Idris Elba.

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Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela!

Today is the 95th birthday of the incomparable Nelson Mandela. And – coinciding with this great day – we are happy to report that Mandela’s health is reportedly improving!

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Idris Elba Stars as Nelson Mandela in Upcoming Biopic

Idris Elba will play Nelson Mandela in the upcoming biopic ‘Long Walk to Freedom,” set for a November release. According to Elba, the role was an inspiring and rewarding experience: “Mandela spent 27 years in jail to fight for a nation of people and I learned a lot about sacrifice in that sense”

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WATCH: 15-Year Old Aviwe Mtongana Raps for Pres. Obama

While visiting the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation Youth Centre, 15-year old Aviwe Mtongana treated the POTUS with an impromptu rap performance.

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Nelson Mandela on Life Support, Official Says

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:07 pm June 26, 2013 According to an official briefed on his condition, South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela is currently on life support. He has been hospitalized since June 8 with a lung infection. Mandela’s family has yet to confirm this situation.

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