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By Kathy Wray Coleman: Nelson Mandela dead at 95, U.S. President Barack Obama, U.S. Rep Marcia Fudge of Ohio, who also leads the Congressional Black Caucus of Blacks in Congress, respond to news of his death

Former South African President Nelson Mandela By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief,  Cleveland Urban News.Com and  The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com, Ohio's No 1 and   No 2 online Black newspapers  ( ) and  ( ).  Reach us by phone at 216-659-0473 and by email at JOHANNESBURG,  South Africa -Nelson Mandela, the first Black South African president and an anti-apartheid leader who spent 27 years in prison fighting for democracy and retired from public life nine years ago, died Thursday. He was 95. South African President Jacob Zuma  released a press statement saying that the nation has lost its greatest son and that "h e is now at peace." A state funeral will be held  Zuma said, after calling for mourners to be dignified and respectful.  United States President Barack Obama United States President Barack Obama on Thursday issued a proclamation and dir