Nobel Peace Prize

Mourning Kofi Annan, Remembering Ron Walters

Kofi Annan made his transition in August. The seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, he worked up from the lower ranks (starting at age 24) of the international organization, to serve as head of peacekeeping operations, and four years into his term as UN Secretary-General, earning the Nobel Peace Prize.

This Week in Black History (Jan.15-Jan.21)

January 15 1929- Pastor, leader, activist and humanitarian Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia to Martin Luther King, Sr. and Alberta Williams King.  He was born Michael King, but his father soon changed his name to Martin Luther in honor of German reformer Martin Luther. King Jr. became a civil rights activist early on in his career   January 16 1986- A bronze bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. was the first of any African American placed in the Capitol.   January 17 2000- For the first time, Martin Luther King Jr. Day was officially observed in