DJ Rashad, the Chicago-based electronic musician and footwork groundbreaker who died April 26 at age 34, was perhaps an unlikely figure for Afropop to cover closely. We first explored his work in our Hip Deep program “Midwest Electric,” in which ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/18295/rip-dj-rashad/"> Read more »</a>
Ronnie Biggs, who died Wednesday at age 84, split public opinion in Britain. For many, he was a lovable rogue with a wicked sense of humor. For others, he was a violent criminal who lacked remorse.
In China, Mandela's legacy is still often associated with a particular local pop song - 'Glorious Days' by the Hong Kong band Beyond.
One of Nelson Mandela's own heroes, boxer Baby Jake Matlala, died just two days after the former South African president. While those two may be meeting in heaven, down here, people are analyzing Mandela's memorial service — from Obama's handshake with Castro to a man who pretended to interpret the ceremony for the deaf. And China tries a positive spin on its pollution, all in today's Global Scan.
As world leaders gathered to remember Nelson Mandela, many would like to forget their countries' history of supporting apartheid.
Thousands turned out for Nelson Mandela's memorial service on Tuesday in the pouring rain. Across the nation, South Africans mourned, and some called for their current leaders to follow more in his footsteps.
Many parts of downtown Cape Town remain racially divided, and some are deserted at night and unsafe. It's part of the legacy of apartheid that hasn't changed. But Nelson Mandela's death has brought new life and integration to the center of the city — at least for now.
With Nelson Mandela’s death, many South Africans felt the country lost its greatest leader. So, Friday morning, many turned to the nation’s other global icon – Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.
It was just one small remembrance in one part of the world. But the crowd that spontaneously gathered at a restaurant in Brooklyn to honor Mandela showed the effect that he had on people who never met him.
On Friday morning, about a hundred people gathered outside Cape Town City Hall to pay tribute to former South African president, and beloved icon, Nelson Mandela.