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South African News Today

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THE CENTRAL STATE LUNATIC ASYLUM FOR 'COLORED' INSANE | established, 1868, in Petersburg, Virginia. The first facility established for African Americans “of unsound mind.” As the Civil War, came to a close, legislators sought to maintain control by asserting that large numbers of African Americans would become mentally ill, particularly if migrating from the South. Many were deemed insane and confined in the facility for simply not following the etiquette of Jim Crow.

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Motorcyclist in critical condition after colliding with train

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First National Bank not safe

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Nelson Mandela Dead at 95: South African Leader, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Had Been in Failing Health

Breaking News: Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95. Our thoughts are with his family as we remember his legacy. ♥

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South Africa: Racism in Sport -Video

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Watch how Criminals get past your home security sensors

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New year carnage on South African Roads – in pictures