‘Black Panther’ is fiction, but its characters have a lot in common with these real-life people

Great works of fiction are based on facts.

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On Nelson Mandela's Birthday, Here Are Some Particularly Timely Quotes to Remember

The most inspiring and motivational quotes to get you through 2016.
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South Africa's Version of the OJ Simpson Trial Is Happening Right Now

And it's stirring up everything bad about the country.

Watch This 22-Year-Old's Beautiful Spoken Word Poem. The Truest Tribute to Nelson Mandela.

"Because I can't claim to have faith, if I only believe when it's safe."
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How African Millennials Can Carry On Nelson Mandela's Legacy

Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom may be at an end, but ours is just beginning. Here's how we can carry on his legacy.
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Dead Man Talking: How Deceased Heroes Become Political Props

When a great leader dies, agenda-pushers seek to invoke him to justify a broad range of actions. We cannot let that happen with Nelson Mandela.
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This is What Bashar Assad Just Said About Nelson Mandela

Assad probably doesn't get the irony.
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What Nelson Mandela Was Doing in His 20s

A young Mandela struggled to balance work, education, and his personal life. Sounds kind of familiar, right?
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I Have Come To Bury Mandela

I have come to bury Mandela, for what songs of praise there were to sing, I have already sung.
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Farewell, My Madiba

There was no greater honor than working in Madiba’s government.

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The Surprising Republican Civil War That Erupted Over Nelson Mandela and Apartheid

You'd be surprised which American politicians supported and worked against the civil liberties issues Nelson Mandela championed.
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Nelson Mandela Dies and the World Loses One of the Greatest Leaders

Mandela was a true hero of our generation.
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The Nelson Mandela 'Shuffle' Will Be One of His Great Legacies

It's so much more than a dance move.

Mic Check: What You Need to Know About the Terror Threat Closing U.S. Embassies

Today's PolicyMic newsletter, featuring my take on the world's top news and some of the best links from around the web.

Anonymous Attempts to Spark African Spring and Bring Down the Dictators

Will Anonymous bring down the African dictators?

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10 Stories You Missed While CNN Covered the Royal Birth

The royal baby is coming! But while we're waiting, here are 10 other stories that you missed today.
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Mic Check: 5 Magazine Covers So Controversial They Required Apologies

Today's PolicyMic newsletter, featuring my take on five top news stories and some of the best links from around the web.
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Mandela May Celebrate His 95th Birthday From Home Thursday

South Africa's first black president, Nelson Mandela, may be leaving the hospital and celebrating his 95th birthday from home on Thursday.
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How Nelson Mandela Walked Away From Violence and Hate

Mahatma Gandhi's teachings of pacifism helped reshape Mandela's initially violent political views.
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Mandela and Me: Living in the Shadow Of the Black Pimpernel

Throughout my frustrations with contemporary African leadership, I was looking for any sign of our ability to lead our people. I found Mandela — a leader I could reckon with.

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Is Nelson Mandela Dead? African Leader On Life Support

Today's PolicyMic newsletter, featuring our take on the world's top news and our favorite stories from around the web.
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Nelson Mandela Death: Mandela, A Hero Who Ranks Alongside Gandhi and King

Because of his success and the profound sacrifices that he made in fighting against Apartheid, Nelson Mandela secures his place alongside Gandhi and King as a transformational freedom fighter.
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Is Nelson Mandela Dead? African Leader's Health in Critical Condition

Today's PolicyMic newsletter, featuring our take on the day's top news and our favorite stories from around the web.
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Nelson Mandela Dead? Not Yet, But He's Been Hospitalized Yet Again

Given Mandela's failing health, it wouldn't be unreasonable to prepare for the worst.
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African Union: Will We Ever See An Africa United to Fix Its Many Problem?

Africa has long been a pariah of underdevelopment, and it is high time our leaders started work towards providing people with the human dignity they deserve.

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Is Nelson Mandela Lucky to Be Dying?

The former South African president has been battling a severe lung infection, but his longevity remains a historical anomaly among human rights icons. Is he lucky to have lived for so long?
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Nelson Mandela Death Rumors: Icon Back in the Hospital Fighting Lung Infection

South African civil rights leader Nelson Mandela is being treated for a lung infection in a South African hospital, just months after a similar incident.
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World Economic Forum: Davos Meeting Will Focus On Sluggish Global Recovery

On the eve of The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The world's biggest companies send their top executives while governments send high-level officials.
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Mandela Day 2012: South Africa Still Has a Long Way to Go to Achieve Liberty

In his public service days, Mandela was a benevolent dictator; one whose actions were always taken in anticipation of those he served. He believes in leadership on the periphery.