Nelson Mandela Buried In Hometown Of Qunu

Nelson Mandela, fondly known as Madiba, became South Africa’s first black president in 1994. He was buried on Sunday in his childhood village of Qunu in Eastern Cape province. His burial concluded 10 days of ¬†mourning that followed his death…

“Fake” Mandela Interpreter Has A Lengthy Rap Sheet

The man accused of faking knowledge of sign language at Nelson Mandela’s memorial reportedly has a long rap sheet that includes kidnapping, rape, murder, and theft charges. Thamsanqa Jantjie was allegedly charged with rape (1994), theft (1995), housebreaking (1997), malicious…

Marlee Matlin Knew Mandela Interpreter Was Fake

Marlee Matlin knew the interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service in South Africa earlier this week was fake. The Oscar-winning actress, who is also deaf, feels the impostor didn’t even do a very good job of faking it. “I’d been…

Fake Sign Language Interpreter Says He Is Schizophrenic

Thamsanqa Jantjie, the sign language interpreter who was hired to sign at Nelson Mandela’s memorial, says he was actually suffering a schizophrenic episode during the event and was trying his best not to let on, which took a toll on…

George W. Bush Shows off His Art to World Leaders

Who knew? President George W. Bush is a painter and he’s proud enough of his work to share his art with some of the most powerful people in the free world. Some would think a 16 hour flight with a…

Mandela’s Memorial Detracted by “Fake” Interpreter

“The structure of his hand and body movements didn’t seem to change no matter what the speaker was saying.” The deaf community is outraged over the man standing near President Obama on stage at Nelson Mandela’s memorial who appeared to…

Obama is Criticized for Taking a Selfie at Mandela’s Memorial Service

After our story on people taking selfies at funerals and other inappropriate places, it probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise that someone took a selfie at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service. The person caught taking the selfie, on the…

Kanye West Responds To Faux Interview, Mandela Quote

Kanye West took to Twitter this week to set the record straight about an interview that ran in The Daily Currant, which “quoted” him as saying some pretty outrageous things about recently departed former South African president Nelson Mandela. The…

Nelson Mandela: Sheriff’s Department in SC Refuses to Lower Flag

Nelson Mandela’s death last week seemed to unify people around the world as leaders from many nations mourned the great man’s passing. Even on Facebook, there are still posts popping up in the asking people to take a moment to…

R. Kelly Pays Poignant Tribute to Nelson Mandela

R. Kelly wrote a song for the late Nelson Mandela a while back, and he even performed it for the South African president while a guest in his home. Called Soldier’s Heart, he performed the song yet again Thursday night…