Nelson Mandela Dead at 95
I was saddened to learn today that the father of democratic South Africa, Nelson Mandela, has departed these shores, leaving the entire nation in mourning. He was an icon of great wisdom, courage, struggle, and determination for leading the fight against minority rule in South Africa. His leadership, audacity, empathy, and tolerance for harsh treatment made him a revered political figure in South Africa and around the world. Being a Nobel Peace laureate, Mandela is regarded as a symbol of reconciliation, and the world needs a few more Mandelas in the future to inspire us and renew our hope.
Rest In Peace, Nelson Mandela. You've definitely earned it.