Week of December 2 - December 8, 2013

Actor Paul Walker Dies in Car Accident

From the NY Times:

"Paul Walker, an actor best known for his role in the “Fast and the Furious” movies about street racing, died on Saturday in Valencia, Calif., when the Porsche he was riding in crashed in a single-car accident and burst into flames. He was 40."

Paul is survived by his 15 year old daughter, Meadow, as well as his parents, two brothers and sister Ashley. May he rest in peace. 

Terrence Howard Secretely Married

Terrence Howard has allegedly married his girlfriend, Miranda, after dating for one month. Spectulation that the two had secretely tied the knot rose during the premiere of "The Best Man Holiday" when they both showed up wearing wedding bands. This is Terrence's fourth marriage.

Nelson Mandela Dies

Sadly, one of the most beloved and respected leaders of the 20th century, Nelson Mandela, has died today. The former South African President was 95. CTV News reported:

"Mandela, who inherited a country on the verge of civil war and torn apart by racial violence, will forever be remembered for bringing hope and reconciliation to South Africa. Controversial for much of his life, he ultimately became a beacon of optimism for people both at home and around the world.

The iconic leader -- known for his charismatic personality, soft-yet-stirring speeches and charitable work post-politics -- spent 27 years behind bars for opposing white rule in his country before becoming South Africa’s first black president in 1994."

Read more here: http://bit.ly/1iE2fER

The New Yorker Will Pay Tribute To Nelson Mandela Next Week

The cover of the New Yorker next week will pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, Former South African President, who died on Thursday at the age of 95. Read more here: 

Porsha and Kordell Stewart Divorce Finalized

"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star, Porsha Williams and Kordell Stewart's divorce is officially finalized. According to TMZ, Kordell stated that, "he couldn't be more thrilled to get such a horrible person out of his life.". Kordell's lawyer, Shiel Edlin, also spoke out about the divorce saying, "For reasons we cannot understand, [Porsha] displayed a reckless abandonment of anything close to the truth over the last eight months." We wish both parties the best.

President Obama & First Lady To Travel To South Africa

President Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama are to travel to South Africa next week to pay respects to the late Nelson Mandela. According to the NY Daily News, "The White House confirmed Friday that the couple will "pay respects to the memory of Nelson Mandela and participate in memorial events" honoring the passing of the anti-apartheid leader."

Video Remembering Nelson Mandela
Essence.com created this video in rememberance of Nelson Mandela who passed away at the age of 95 on Thursday. Watch below.

Tamar Braxton Releases "All The Way Home" Music Video

Watch Nelson Mandela's Inaugural Address

In April 1994, South Africa elected it's first black president, Nelson Mandela. On May 10 of that same year, Mandela have his inaugural speech that was televisied around the world. Watch below:

Dr. Maya Angelou Remembers Nelson Mandela


Video message delivered by Dr. Maya Angelou on behalf of the American people in memory of Nelson Mandela.