This morning as I woke up from last night's rest, I was greeted by the BBC headline alerting the world of the passing of Mr. Nelson Mandela. Though on the road for work, I felt compelled to honor the world's greatest champion for civil rights and change from my hotel room in Hamamatsu, Japan. -Fred Willis
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Today, the SoulProsper Media Group mourns the passing and celebrate the transition of world leader Nelson Mandela. This transcendent global icon has impacted the world around around him and the world surrounding him. Though his passing was sure to come, it is still met with shock and immeasurable sadness.
He was Daniel, resting in the lion's den while imprisoned on Robben Island for 27 years. He embodied the resolve of the three Hebrew Boys, choosing to not eat the meal prepared for him and all black South Africans at the table of apartheid,injustice and segregation.
Mr. Mandela's timeless message of reconciliation has traversed the globe reaching even the most remote locations and most frigid of human hearts. Here in America, the impact of his message reached me through a song written by iconic South African composer and trumpeter, Hugh Masekela. The message was simple: "Bring Him Back Home".
Today, Mr. Mandela is again at home. He returned to that matchbox house in Soweto upon his release, but he now restin the bosom of the blessed. Sleeping sweetly in the care of the Creator. To quote the American President, Barack Obama from earlier today: "he no longer belongs to us, he belongs to the angels."
From all of us here at the SoulProsper Media Group, we say to the life and legacy of the one and only Mr. Nelson Mandela "Madiba", thank you! Thank you for your incredible legacy and for the indelible mark you have so graciously imparted on all of mankind.
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