Friday, July 18, 2008

Happy birthday, Nelson Mandela.

11 comments:

HappyBrownGirl said...

Madiba! The fourth member of my family, LOL. This man loomed large in my house when I was growing up. All Nelson, nothing but Nelson...Wonder if Winnie gave him a gift!

Kellybelle said...

Remember that song by Special AKA, "Free Nelson Mandela"?
And how Sandra and Elvin named their twins Winnie and Nelson on the Cosby Show?
I'm happy Mr. Mandela is living his life like it's golden.

bklyn6 said...

Happy Birthday, Mr. Mandela!

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said...

Hello there...

I can't believe he is 90....

Still keepin' on!

AMEN.

Lisa

Thembi said...
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Thembi said...

He looks so much like my grandmother that its spooky.

I cant believe he JUST got off of the Terror watch list...Thembi is a Xhosa name (Mandelas tribe) so holla...

@kellybelle
nice call on Winnie & Nelson

Chris R. Cosby said...

I hope he lives to a happy, healthy and wealthy 110.

What a wonderful man.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ That's the nicest comment you've ever put here, Vince.

AQUILOGY said...

I cant believe he JUST got off of the Terror watch list...Thembi is a Xhosa name (Mandelas tribe) so holla...

It's actually a Zulu name, it's actually not a full name, could be short for Thembisile.

Vince Spence said...

UBM,

Nelson Mandela was a doer, NOT a blogger.

One million black bloggers writing 10 blogs each per day will not change the black condition one iota. Hang up the thesauri and pick up the phone. Call one of the thousands of governmental or private organizations where an intelligent and angry black man could volunteer to actually DO something; NOT write about something.

I am an angry white man. Venting my anger by personally addressing (attacking you call it) idiotic and purely racist posts is what I choose to do. If one person reads my post before you delete it and sees himself (herself) in the mirror, it is worth it.

I "address" DS because he pontificates every week (or at least used to) on a radio program in Baltimore. His and your comments about Pabst Blue Ribbon and my other 'motives' are typical. And please do not ask me what typical means.

I am not a bigot. I am not a racist. I am merely prejudiced. A condition more the fault of the antics of black people than a character defect of mine.

Vince Spence said...

happybrowngirl said...
Madiba! The fourth member of my family, LOL. This man loomed large in my house when I was growing up. All Nelson, nothing but Nelson...Wonder if Winnie gave him a gift!

HBG,

Nelson divorced Winnie in 1996. But, like you said, it would be nice if she gave him something.