'Mama Africa' Miriam Makeba Dies
Miriam Makeba has died at age 76. She was a South African musician who became famous, and was exiled from her own country, for her anti-apartheid music. In 2000 she told Salon "I just told the world the truth. And if my truth then becomes political, I can't do anything about that." That's admirable bravery.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCc61z9IFu4The BBC has an obituary, including a short timeline of her dramatic life.