Posted On: 1:52 p.m. | December 5, 2013
I was an 8-year-old boy growing up in Cape Town in the shadow of Table Mountain when Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was found guilty of treason in the winter of 1964, and escaping the gallows, was sentenced to life in prison.
As a privileged white child, I was unaware of the significance of what had happened and of the injustice the iron fist of apartheid wielded.
Nelson Mandela, together with... View Post»
Posted On: 5:19 p.m. | December 6, 2013
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week the passing of an icon topped the news. World leaders and human rights activists from around the globe mourned the death of South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela on Thursday, praising the long-ailing 95-year-old as an inspiration to the abused and downtrodden worldwide. View Post»
Posted On: 9:54 a.m. | December 6, 2013
Friday's Pictures in the News begins in South Africa, where children carrying a placard walk along Vilikazi street outside late former South African president's home, where he lived with his wife Winnie Mandela, in Soweto, South Africa. Hundreds of people gathered outside his house in the early morning Friday, in a gathering striking for the absence of weeping and tears. It was more of a... View Post»
Posted On: 12:18 a.m. | December 6, 2013
During War Hero's Day at Victory House in Pershing Square, Gunners Mate Mel Van Keuren addresses the crowd. Van Keuren is credited with downing the first Japanese bomber at Pearl Harbor. View Post»
Posted On: 5:01 p.m. | December 5, 2013
I was the Johannesburg bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times in the early 2000s.
My first opportunity to be in the same room with liberation icon Nelson Mandela came when I attended a gathering of Jewish businessmen where Mandela was expected to be the keynote speaker.
The room buzzed with excitement as the crowd anxiously awaited the arrival of this larger-than-life figure. A hush fell... View Post»