Nelson Mandela, 2008. The United Nations recognized July 18th as Nelson Mandela Day in 2009. This is the first time the day is being celebrated, since his passing in Dec. of last year. (via Wikimedia Common/'South Africa The Good News')
The African Diaspora Council Inc. is holding its first annual Nelson Mandela celebration this weekend. The event marks Nelson Mandela's 96th birthday.
The African Diaspora Council’s event includes a dinner, a cultural performance, a 6K run and a soccer tournament.
The tournament, which is scheduled for Saturday evening, will feature four teams representing different countries. The teams will consist of players of varying African descent and other local community members.