LBPA remembers Nelson R. Mandela


The Louisiana Black Publishers Association would like to acknowledge our most sincere condolences to the family of our dear brother Nelson Mandela and all of our brothers and sisters in South Africa.  

As Africa, America and people around the nation and the world mourn the loss and remember the life and the legacy of this great man; we would be far remised to not join in this triumphant celebration.

      Nelson Mandela was the epitome of strength, courage, character, and all that speaks to one man standing in the linkages of life for others. 

As the African Proverb states, “I am because you are and you are because I am…so much of who we all are and forever will be is because of the sacrifices and contributions that this mighty man made.”

      While we are saddened that the mortal man has left us; we know that as this life is planted, it is simply a seed that will continue to grow for generations and generations to come.  We are both grateful and blessed that God lent us this special creation for ninety-five years to walk the earth and impact so many. 

We are truly blessed that Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela has passed this way.

We shall forever cherish his life, his legacy and his memory.



The president of the Louisiana Black Publishers Association is Leon Coleman Sr. who publishers the Alexandria Weekly.