Tag: south africa

Nelson Mandela dies

Nelson Mandela, father of modern South Africa, died today at the age of 95. After spending 27 years in prison under apartheid, Mandela led his country in a peaceful transition democracy and equality. The country’s truth and reconciliation commissions became a model for peace.

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Not just a ‘third-world’ problem

News of yet another ‘corrective rape’ in South Africa makes headlines, but a quick bit of research shows the U.S. faces similar problems HARDY HABERMAN  |  Flagging Left I grew up in a different age. It was the 1950s and...

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10 countries now allow same-sex marriage

Associated Press NEW YORK — A leading rights group says 10 countries have legalized same-sex marriage in the past decade. But Human Rights Watch said in a survey released Monday that bias continues against people who want to...

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Joel Burns is YouTube Gold

Joel Burns Joel Burns hit the top of the YouTube charts with his anti-bullying video and it’s having an impact, as we wrote in this week’s Dallas Voice. On Thursday, the two-week-old “It Gets Better”...

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No place like home

Linze Serell began her Miss Charity America reign nine years ago, just not like you think. “I was first runner-up for nine years,” Bill Lindsey says. “This year, I thought I’d give it another try.” Serell is the alter ego of...

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