Presidential Proclamation on Death of Nelson Mandela

Today, the United States has lost a close friend, South Africa has lost an incomparable liberator, and the world has lost an inspiration for freedom, justice, and human dignity -- Nelson Mandela is no longer with us,
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Obama Praises the Life and Accomplishments of Nelson Mandela

By Merle David Kellerhals Jr. Staff Writer President Obama said on the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela that the man, who struggled for decades to end apartheid and bring democracy and justice to his country, was “one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human (more...)

Immigration and U.S. History

By Hasia Diner Tens of millions of immigrants over four centuries have made the United States what it is today. They came to make new lives and livelihoods in the New World; their hard work benefited themselves and their new home country. Hasia Diner is professor of history at

AIDS Report Says Infections Slowing

By Charlene Porter
Staff Writer
The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) reports that 34.2 million people worldwide were living with HIV in 2011, while a decline in the rate of new infections has slowed the spread of the disease. UNAIDS released its latest findings about the scope and (more...)

Is Cricket Coming Back to Olympics?

Cricket and the Olympics have an uneasy history. Cricket — played in India, England, South Africa and the West Indies, among other nations — was supposed to be part of the first modern Olympics in 1896, but was canceled due to a lack of applicants. A single cricket (more...)

African Ark of Covenant

For years scholars have speculated that the lost tribes of the Jewish Nation, somehow found their way to Africa, southern Africa specifically. The Ark of Covenant, which carried the stone tablets with the Ten Commandments inscribed on them, was lost. How do these two occurrences coincide? (more...)


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