Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela's widow, Graca Machel. (Photo credit: FELIX DLANGAMANDLA/AFP/Getty Images)

Advocate for Women, Children to Speak at Morgan Commencement

A woman who has worked worldwide to advocate the rights of women and children and who is the widow of Nelson Mandela will be the commencement speaker at Morgan State University.


Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, according to a new Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll. Nearly half predict that 2015 will be a better year for them than 2014 was, while only 1 in 10 think it will be worse. There's room for improvement: Americans give the year gone by a resounding 'meh.'  (Photo by Monika Graff/Getty Images)

Poll: 49 Percent Of Americans Say Fortunes Will Improve In 2014

On the whole, Americans rate their own experience in 2013 more positively than negatively, but when asked to assess the year for the United States or the world at large, things turn sour.


Bombings, Shutdowns And A New Pope: Top News Stories Of 2013

From the rise of a rock-star pope, to the unfathomable bombing that rocked a marathon, we lived and breathed events that would forever alter the course of history. Here at CBS Local, here’s a list […]


Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Rep. Cummings: ‘It’s Clear to Me’ Cruz is Running for President

One prominent Democrat believes Tea Party darling Sen. Ted Cruz will run for president in 2016.


Vice President Biden And Jill Biden Sign Condolence Book At S. African Embassy

Biden: Mandela Taught Reconciliation is Possible

Vice President Joe Biden says former South African President Nelson Mandela taught the world that trust, justice and reconciliation are possible, and that change can come.


Obama Castro Shake Hands

GOP Rep: Obama-Castro Handshake ‘Becomes A Propaganda Coup For The Tyrant’

It was the briefest of moments, just seconds, two presidents shaking hands and exchanging pleasantries amid a gaggle of world leaders together to honor the late Nelson Mandela.


President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro during the memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium  on Dec. 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Jimmy Carter: Obama-Castro Handshake ‘Was Something Significant’

President Obama is among many dignitaries to speak at the memorial service.


Nelson Mandela (credit: SHAUN CURRY/AFP/Getty Images)

Howard University Postpones Tribute to Mandela

A memorial tribute for Nelson Mandela on the campus of Howard University in Washington has been postponed due to inclement weather.



Obama Takes ‘Selfie’ at Nelson Mandela Memorial Service

President Barack Obama was caught snapping a selfie with other world leaders during a memorial service honoring former South African president Nelson Mandela.


President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama board Air Force One to depart for the funeral of former South African President Nelson Mandela on December 9, 2013 at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. Final preparations are being made ahead of a week-long memorial service and funeral for Nelson Mandela. Mandela, also known as Madiba, passed away on the evening of December 5th, 2013 at his home in Houghton at the age of 95. Mandela became South Africa's first black president in 1994 after spending 27 years in jail for his activism against apartheid in a racially-divided South Africa.  (Photo by Kristoffer Tripplaar/Getty Images)

As Student, Obama Drew Inspiration From Mandela

The comparisons are perhaps inevitable. President Barack Obama and former South African leader Nelson Mandela each served as their nation’s first black president, living symbols of struggles to overcome deep-seated racial tensions. Each was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.