Inspiration from History

“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” — Maya AngelouQawwali is a musical tradition that stretches back for more than 700 years....more

Nelson Mandela: The Big and Bold story you only think you know....

When the incomparable Nelson Mandela Passed away, like many people, my feelings were mixed.'Relief' was present, his suffering was over, but grief was there as well, deep sadness at the loss of such a wonderful and humane man.While I was aware of the contribution of Mandela, I admit to ignorance over the more personal details of his life, I also admit to curiosity as to the making of the man. How did someone live through oppression and abuse, and emerge the other side unbroken, whole and willing to forgive?One thing I was not keen to do though, was read a tribute book...... I didn't want to read platitudes, just his story, and who better to tell the story than the man himself? Decisions made, I set out to read 'Long Walk to Freedom'....more

The Amazing Story Of South Africa's Former President Nelson Mandela (VIDEO)

On December 5, 2013 died one of the greatest men of all time at the respectable age of 95 years old. The South Africa's former president was known as an anti-apartheid revolutionary who spent 27 years in prison for his inability to accept injustice, unfairness and inequality. And these feelings would inhabit him all his life....more

Honor the Decision, One Moment at a Time

Yesterday a great man died who spent most of his life working for freedom.   Today I watched a video from Mary Morrisey where she recounted her meeting with Nelson Mandela.  She had asked him how he’d gone from being an angry young man to one who was known for promoting peace.   He told her he had to make a decision, and then honor that decision, one moment at a time. ...more
This article makes a good point. What he did can be done by all of us. Sometimes the media can ...more

As we Bid our Goodbye to Nelson Mandela...

A Brief Introduction…...more

Random Acts of Kindness This Holiday

"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”-Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom St....more

Nelson Mandela, a Special (AKA) kind of man #RIPMandela

 If ever there is a man who symbolises triumph over adversity it is Nelson Mandela.’Free Nelson Mandela’ by The Special A.K.A (The Specials) was the first thing that popped into my mind when ...more

Remembering A Hero: Nelson Mandela Dies at 95

Nelson Mandela has passed at 95 years of age, may he rest in peace. In honor of his memory I want to recognize his wisdom, leadership and social justice work by sharing some of my favorite Mandela quotes. Though he is gone, his legacy of fighting for equity and justice lives on. ...more

Nelson Mandela Dies at Age 95: We Will Remember His Legacy

[Editor's Note: South African anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela has died at age 95 on December 5, 2013. His legacy of non-violent action for racial equality will be remembered as it was by Lisa Owen, who wrote this beautiful post earlier this year when Mandela was admitted to the hospital. --Grace] ...more
It's one of the saddest day in history. He will be remembered always as a man who devoted his ...more