80th Birthday, President NELSON MANDELA!
The world's beacon of courage, statesmanship, and principled life.
This July 18 (and beyond), USAfrica Media Networks and The Black Business Journal join the world in celebrating Dr. Nelson Mandela's 80 remarkable years of statesmanship.
We all learn from Mandela's 80 outstanding years of principled engagement with life and its multifarious challenges.
We applaud Mandela's 80 unmatched years of speaking his truth to the face of power and especially 80 tasking years of giving his life in the struggle for equality, justice and economic empowerment.
We honor Mandela for 80 distinguished years of remaining an exemplary icon in personal dignity and respect for all regardless of their color or stations in life; be they kings or artisans, queens or ordinary folks, diplomats or rural farmers.
President Mandela, physically beholding your ennobling presence in CapeTown, South Africa, during President Bill Clinton's March 1998 visit allowed many of us only a modest measure and post of reality capturing your humility and greatness, your serious, firm resolve and the other side of your friendly and humorous dispositions, all rolled into one mythical, complicated but uniquely amiable personality.
I have the honor, therefore, on behalf of our
readers, advertisers, staff, millions of Africans, Americans
and others who share in your values and support our modest
efforts here in Houston, to wish your goodself:
HAPPY 80th BIRTHDAY, Mr. President. May the Mandela lineage,
his incomparable selflessness, thousands of sacrifices made for a
better world, a courageous life and great name shine brilliantly in our
hearts and minds for the next 80 million years! !!!
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