Maya Angelou will forever be remembered not only for her fiction, but for campaigning for a better life for the American people, writes John Nichols
Barack Obama, the president who swore his second oath of office on the bibles of Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr, used his inaugural address to chart an arc of history from the liberation movements of Lincoln’s time through the civil rights movements a century later, to the day on which hundreds of thousands of Americans cheered for the promise of an emboldened presidency.
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I run because I run, and lately it feels like I’ve been running for my life.
From the corridors of Parliament to the beautiful plains of Giyani, the notion of a rainbow nation is sung out as an obvious reality.
Former president Thabo Mbeki made a promise to the world in July 2008.