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 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. 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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    • 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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      • My granny used to say “life on earth is a test given by God and I’m gonna pass it”
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        @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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. God bless Nelson Mandela and all that he did for his country and the world.
    There will never be another 😦

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  10. 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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