evening, December 11, the life and legacy of President Nelson Mandela,
also affectionately known as Madiba, was celebrated in a lengthy service
at New York City’s Riverside Church. In partnership with the New York office of the South African Consulate
General, the vast and majestic Riverside Church welcomed dozens of
consulate members and other special guests and dignitaries among the
nearly 4,000 attendees.
Even for Yahoo Inc., a company with a lengthy track record of failure, this was an epic fail. For five days this week an untold number of its 100 million users
couldn’t send or receive email, prompting many longtime, loyal users to
savage the company on social media and threaten to leave for another
Yesterday, thousands of world leaders, celebrities and “regular people”
from around the globe gathered to say goodbye to South Africa’s first
Black president and head of the ANC, Nelson Mandela. The leader of the anti-apartheid
movement, who courageously served a 27-year jail sentence in the name of
justice, was 95.