On this day in Lil’ Kim history (July 18, 2009), QB had the honor of performing alongside Cyndi Lauper for the first annual ‘Mandela Day’ Celebration!  The NY natives wowed fans with a surprise mashup performance of Cyndi’s # 1 hit “Time After Time” & Kim’s Brooklyn anthem “Lighters Up” – including Cyndi spitting a few bars of the latter!…

full article + performance:

What a f*ckin’ amazing stage, oh my god! Had to stop studying to check this finish out, it payed out well I guess!

And do not forget, that MTN-Qhubeka took their first Tour and big three-weeks stage win, and on Nelso Mandela day.

And these two french chaps ruined it big time at the end, and the laughing third Cummings took the stage.

Nessuno nasce odiando i propri simili a causa della razza, della religione o della classe alla quale appartengono. Gli uomini imparano a odiare, e se possono imparare a odiare possono anche imparare ad amare, perché l’amore, per il cuore umano, è più naturale dell’odio." 
—  Nelson Mandela.

Steve Cummings celebrates as he crosses the finish line of the 14th stage of the 102nd Tour de France.
(CNN)The timing couldn’t have been better – the first African team to take part in the Tour de France became the first to win a stage of cycling’s greatest race on Nelson Mandela Day.

MTN-Qhubeka’s British rider Steve Cummings caused an upset in Saturday’s 14th leg of 21 as he triumphed from Frenchmen Thibaut Pinot and Romain Bardet, whose president Francois Hollande was watching.

Cummings claimed the second stage victory of his career on any of the three grand tours, and his first at Le Tour, when he zoomed past the two breakaway riders to win by two seconds from Pinot.