Statement from ESSENCE Magazine Editor-in-Chief on the Passing of Nelson Mandela:

Dec 05, 2013, 20:33 ET from ESSENCE Magazine

NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 

"Our hearts are heavy with the news of Nelson Mandela's passing. The life of Nelson Mandela is a singular example of devotion and dignity in the face of unthinkable oppression. As a fearless ambassador for equality across the globe, his legacy is beyond measure."