When Nelson Mandela passed away last week, the people of the world collectively mourned and honored the hero. Some of the most poignant moments of grief and gratitude can be found in the most personal and private thoughts. The photographer George Qua-Enoo captured some of these moments in individual lives, asking people on the streets of Cape Town to express how Mandela affected their world. The images and sentiments are all the more moving for the simple way in which they are shot: an individual and his or her message to the late hero. Read More
BY Laurel Walsh
on Jul 18, 2013
It's Nelson Mandela's birthday! The anti-apartheid icon is turning 95. What better way to celebrate his message of peace and reconciliation than with a video tribute from BUST's favorite rapper, Jean Grae?
Jean's family is from South Africa, and she says Mandela and his message have had a massive influence on her life and work (especially on her long-awaited new project, Cake or Death). "The entire reason that we're here is through this spirit of freedom," she explains. Read More