(CNN)Zindzi Mandela, South Africa‘s Ambassador to Denmark and daughter of anti-apartheid icons Nelson and Winnie Mandela, has died at the age of 59, the South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation said Monday. “Zindzi will not only be remembered as a daughter of our struggle heroes, Tata Nelson and Mama Winnie Mandela, but as a struggle heroine in her own right. She served South Africa well,” Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations, said in a short statement Monday morning.
Zindzi Mandela pictured with father Nelson in 1992.The department said it was still gathering information on the cause of Mandela’s death and expects to release a detailed statement later.Mandela, who was Nelson and Winnie Mandela’s youngest daughter, died early Monday morning at a Johannesburg hospital, according to a statement from the office of President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The premier is “deeply saddened” by her death, the statement said.”I offer my deep condolences to the Mandela family as we mourn the passing of a fearless political activist who was a leader in her own right,” Ramaphosa said in the statement.”Our sadness is compounded by this loss being visited upon us just days before the world marks the birthday of the great Nelson Mandela.”The Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation also released a statement mourning Mandela’s death.She was “regarded by many as a child of the nation,” the foundation said in a statement, and her death means “South Africa loses an important generational link connecting our divided history to the promise of better, more inclusive, tomorrows.”A spokesperson for the Nelson Mandela Foundation told CNN it is currently consulting with the Mandela family before it issues its own statement. The foundation earlier posted that on the same day in 1969, Nelson Mandela’s eldest son, Madiba Thembekile Mandela, died in a car crash.A third sibling, Zenani Mandela-Dlamini, currently serves as South Africa’s ambassador to South Korea.Nelson Mandela died in 2013 at the age of 95.
Jada and Will sat down for her “Red Table Talk” show which streamed Friday on Facebook and admitted Jada did, in fact, have an “entanglement” with August around 4 and a half years ago … after Jada and Will had quietly separated. At the time, Jada said she thought the separation was going to be indefinite and didn’t think Will was ever going to talk to her again.
In that time, Jada says she and August — with whom the Smiths were good friends — started dating. She said initially it was about August’s health and trying to help him heal.
As for August’s claim, Will gave Jada his blessing … that’s not the case because the only person that could give permission is Jada herself and, remember, she and Will were separated. Near the end of their convo, Jada said she never felt this was a transgression, either.
They laughed and even invoked one of Will’s famous lines when they said, in unison, “We ride together, we die together. Bad marriage for life.”
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“For me, Art is restoration of order. It may discuss all sorts of terrible things, but there must be satisfaction at the end. A little bit of hunger, but also satisfaction.”- Toni Morrison
Harmony Granderson, a rising Sophomore at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University painted this mural to shed light on the Black Lives Matter movement. She also wanted to pay homage to the A&T Four, who started the Sit-In Movement in 1960, here in Greensboro, NC.
Harmony used her artistic expression to try to make a positive impact in the city. However, a lot of people had a problem with her painting, just because she was Biracial. She attended a Historically Black University to get in tune with her blackness even more. She never thought that those same people would be the ones to put her down and have negative comments to say about her painting.
Even though she wanted this to be a positive piece to bring to downtown Greensboro, there have been many misconceptions about the painting. Many people thought that she was glorifying the last words of George Floyd, Eric Garner, Javier Ambler, and many others who have lost their lives from police brutality when in reality, she was trying to say that as black people, we can not breathe. Harmony added the logo of the University to honor the Aggies who paved the way for social and political change.
Since she is both an Activist and a Social Media Influencer, the painting has had both negative and positive influences. While she lost a lot of followers and friends who were worried about ruining their reputation, she grew thicker skin and mind strengthening strategies, She learned how to stand her ground and how to stop over-explaining herself when it is redundant.
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