Monday's intriguing people
Albertina Sisulu and husband, Walter Sisulu, smile for the camera after Walter's 1989 release from prison.
June 6th, 2011
11:11 AM ET

Monday's intriguing people

Albertina Sisulu

The mother of South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement has died. “Ma Sisulu,” as she was known throughout the movement, was 92 years old. As the wife of Walter Sisulu, an anti-apartheid activist and mentor to Nelson Mandela, she supported him during 26 years of imprisonment on Robben Island, often being imprisoned and harassed herself, The New York Times reported. In 1956, she organized the historic protest by 20,000 women that is now marked each August 9 as a national holiday called Women’s Day, The Times said. In 1994, she was elected to South Africa’s parliament, where her son, Max, is now speaker of the National Assembly. Daughter Lindiwe Sisulu serves as the nation’s defense minister, and another daughter, Beryl, is the country’s ambassador to Norway. Walter Sisulu died in 2003.

Plaxico Burress

After serving almost two years on gun-related charges, the former New York Giants wide receiver left the Oneida Correctional Facility in Rome, New York, on Monday morning. According to ESPN, agent Drew Rosenhaus is "going to be open to all 32 teams in the NFL." However, Brandon Jacobs, a Giant and one of Burress' friends, suggested that Burress might play with the Philadelphia Eagles, who employ another rehabilitated felon: quarterback Michael Vick.

Steve Jobs

The founder of Apple Computers will return from sick leave Monday, when he’ll present the company’s next wave of innovation, including its cloud services offering. Worldwide Developers Conference attendees in San Francisco have lined up overnight to hear the presentation by Jobs, who has made such announcements a central part of his legacy. Jobs has requested privacy regarding his health, though he has been treated for pancreatic cancer and has received a liver transplant.

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    @raven: Like wise.:).

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