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RIP: Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

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December 5, 2013 by The ReadyWriter


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 as an icon. 

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I will never forget my friend Madiba

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80 thoughts on “RIP: Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

  1. Mrs. Hawthorne says:

    Oh my…..may he R.I.P.

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  2. Adriane says:

    Thank you Tra 😦

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  3. Olivijah says:

    I love LOVE that pic of him

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  4. Ashanti says:

    May he rest in peace 😥

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  5. Joanne says:

    I “thank him” for all his sacrifices.

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  6. Keisha says:

    The most amazing human being in modern history!

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  7. Princess says:

    He was a beautiful spirit, a true leader & inspiration to the world.
    R.I.P. 😦

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  8. Bird says:

    RIP Nelson Mandela 😥

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  9. Jamilla says:

    😥 😥 Mandelaaaaaaaaaaaaa 😥 RIP!!!! Mandellllllaaaaaa 😥 😥

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  10. CeoDawg says:

    The most amazing human being in modern history!

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  11. Daisy says:

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

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  12. AnnonoymousOne says:

    I :love: that cover, gotta get it.

    My Heroes are Black.

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  13. Lisa says:

    may his soul rest in peace.

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  14. Ebony says:

    RIP Nelson Mandela

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

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    • Yvonne says:

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

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      • Coco says:

        My granny used to say “life on earth is a test given by God and I’m gonna pass it”
        ———
        @Ebony – I love that quote your grandmother said. I’m going to coin granny’s phrase. Don’t they say some of the wisest things?

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  15. bballen says:

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

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  16. Floridagirl 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!

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  17. Lilly says:

    This is sad but at least hes at peace

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  18. Zenna says:

    The African King!

    Rest In Peace Mandiba

    We look for you in the STARS!

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  19. UncleEd says:

    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*

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  20. Coco says:

    RIP Mandela 😦

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  21. QueenC says:

    May he rest in peace. 😦 Heyyy nightcrew!!

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  22. Starr says:

    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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  23. RandomChick 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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  24. Tamala says:

    I give my deepest condolences to those closest to the pioneer Nelson Mandela.

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  25. cameo1 says:

    This man truly paid his dues. May he RIP.

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  26. Mahogany says:

    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.

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  27. Miss Ang says:

    RIP wonderful man.

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  28. Omar says:

    Man of great sacrifice R.I.P.!

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  29. Katman says:

    R.I.P. WARRIOR SOLDIER R.I.P.

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  30. Angelhair says:

    RIP wonderful man.

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  31. Applebottom says:

    TGIF :yawn: It’s been a long week

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  32. Anthony says:

    Welcome home Nelson Mandela..
    Thank GOD for the strength and courage of this BLACK MAN.

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  33. Natasha says:

    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!! :RIP King R.I.P.

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  34. Pinky says:

    Praying 😥 for the Mandela Family

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  35. 2thick4you says:

    R.I.P to a great black man. 😦

    Good Morning Ceo Fam. TGIF

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  36. Val says:

    RIP Nelson Mandela <–nobody even comes close 😦

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  37. Mrs. Hawthorne says:

    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.
    R.I.P. Madiba 😦

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  38. Civil says:

    R.I.P Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela!

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  39. shawnia says:

    R.I.P Nelson Mandela 😦

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  40. Henrietta says:

    RIP Legend! Your work is complete 😦

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  41. Felicia says:

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

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  42. Nicole says:

    R.I.P. Nelson Mandela

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  43. Browngirl says:

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

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  44. Sane says:

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

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  45. Donte says:

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

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  46. CorporateBitch says:

    R.I.P. President Nelson Mandela

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  47. Gia says:

    Legends never die!!!

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  48. Wanda says:

    RIP great one

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  49. Adam says:

    He was a remarkable man and an inspiration to all!!!

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  50. Yasha says:

    Rest in peace Mr. Mandela

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  51. Ionna says:

    R.I.P. Mr. Nelson Mandela.
    Thank you for making more than a difference in this world

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  52. Pointmen says:

    Rest in Peace, Mr. Mandela.
    He was a great man…I hope heaven can hold em.

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  53. AnnonoymousOne 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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  54. Zenna says:

    God bless this man.
    White folk dogging him out in the media and it’s a disgrace.

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  55. Danny says:

    May Mandela RIP.
    He was a great man of courage and faith.

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  56. Acquitta says:

    Mandela God is well pleased!
    Amen and RIP

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  57. Xmen says:

    RIP to a man who has surely earned his crown.

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  58. QTip says:

    RIP to a great man!

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