Tag: Nelson Mandela

SATIRICAL KANYE WEST QUOTE SPARKS BACKLASH

Last Friday, a fake Kanye West quote from a satirical article went viral. An excerpt reading "I am the next Nelson Mandela," took flight on Twitter, where it quickly gathered innumerable angry responses from users around the world. The original source was a mock interview by humor site The Daily Currant, playing off of the…

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NELSON MANDELA: AN UNFORGETTABLE LIFE

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” -Nelson Mandela This week over ninety world leaders gathered for the memorial of Nelson Mandela, honoring the work of a…

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‘MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM’ ISN’T BLACK AND WHITE

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom successfully manages an impressive balancing act. There’s an inherent tension running throughout the biopic genre; they typically choose between portraying their central figures as unblemished messiahs and a more controversy-driven “warts and all” approach. At its best, Mandela proves this to be a false dichotomy. It’s perfectly possible to celebrate…

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