Reverend Jesse Jackson was one of the first people to greet Nelson Mandela the day he was released from prison after a 27-year confinement.
Reverend Jackson reflects on the moment.
Nelson Mandela, the first black president of South Africa, anti-apartheid icon, and famous political prisoner dies at 95.
Mandela's passing was announced late Thursday afternoon by South African President Jacob Zuma.
"Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father," Zuma said. "What made Nelson Mandela great was precisely what made him human. We saw in him what we seek in ourselves."
President Barack Obama, who met Mandela in 2005 said he could not fully imagine his own life without the example Mandela set.
"We will not likely see the likes of Nelson Mandela again – so it falls to us as best we can to forward the example that he set: to make decisions guided not by hate, but by love, to never discount the difference that one person can make, to strive for a future that is worthy of his sacrifice," Obama said.
"For now, let us pause and give thanks for the fact that Nelson Mandela lived, a man who took history in his hands and bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice"
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell was at Mandela's inauguration as president of South Africa - he remembers what made Mandela a great leader for his country.
How is the U.S. fending off China's power grab?
Vice President Joe Biden is in Beijing at a critical time when tensions between the U.S. and China are rising.
China has alarmed its neighbors by creating an air defense identification zone that extends over Japan's Senkaku Islands, which China claims as its territory.
But what is the U.S. saying about it?
"We the United States are deeply concerned by the attempt to unilaterally change the status quo in the east China sea," Biden said.
Jon Huntsman, the U.S. ambassador to China during the first two years of the Obama administration, discusses the significance of Biden's visit.
New incriminating allegations about embattled Toronto Mayor Rob ford.
Police documents released Wednesday reveal Ford tried to buy the infamous video that allegedly shows him smoking crack cocaine.
Ford offered 5 thousand dollars cash and a car to a gang member in exchange for the embarrassing video but it was rejected.
This all happened months before police verified the video existed - a video that Ford claims he knew nothing about.
OutFront: Toronto Sun columnist Joe Warmington.