Rev. Lowery delivering the Barack Obama Inauguration benediction.
Dr Steven Ncube writes about Rev. Lowery and the marriage he performed.
Sister Bernard Ncube was born to Benedict Khosi Ncube and Annah Dichia Ncube in Edenvale in 1935. One of the 11 siblings, her family was forcibly removed to Dube, Soweto; perhaps a felony that ignited a sense of disgust over the then apartheid system of separate development. Sister Bernard – as Ncube was popularly known [...]
On 18 July, people across South Africa and around the world joined in celebrating Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday, and his vision of a better world for all, by giving some of their time for those less fortunate – together creating the ultimate birthday present for Madiba: the love of the world. Singing for Madiba At [...]
Steve, Believe it or not, I was trying to empty my draw when I came upon your card and said to myself, I have to sent him an E-mail and surprise him, if he is still alive. I say alive, ’cause we are all coming to the end of our journey. What seemed so far [...]
Kader Asmal was a man who achieved much in life and, gave back to his country. An activist, professor of human rights at the University of the Western Cape, chairman of the council of the University of the North and vice-president of the African Association of International Law. He was an Honorary Fellow of the [...]
Nontsikelelo Albertina Sisulu (21 October 1918 – 2 June 2011) was a black, female, South African anti-apartheid activist, and the widow of fellow activist Walter Sisulu (1912–2003). She was affectionately known as Ma Sisulu throughout her lifetime by the South African public. In 2004 she was voted 57th in the SABC3′s Great South Africans. She [...]
Martin Luther King Jr (1929–1968) was an American clergyman and civil-rights leader. He was the son of a pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. King in 1954 became minister of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. He led the black boycott (1955–1956) of segregated city bus lines and in 1956 gained a major [...]
A Pirali Brahmin from Kolkata and the youngest of 13 children born in the Jorasanko mansion to parents Debendranath Tagore (1817 – 1905) and Sarada Devi (1830 – 1875) was a Bengali poet, novelist, musician, painter and playwright who reshaped Bengali literature and music. As author of Gitanjali, he was the first non-European who was awarded [...]