Nobel Peace Prize

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton missed a huge opportunity to make a stand about race issues in a recent GQ interview released on Monday.

In 2012, Malala Yousafzai was brutally shot by Pakistani members for the Taliban three times as she rode a bus home from school. They wanted…

The heirs of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dynasty, Martin Luther III, Dexter Scott (both pictured from left), and Bernice (pictured far right) are…

Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai has been a global inspiration ever since she was attacked by the Taliban in 2012 after speaking out against their attempts…

At a press conference today at historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, Bernice King announced that she would surrender her father Martin Luther King Jr.’s Nobel Peace Prize and Bible until a court decides whether or not her brothers should be allowed to sell them. Last month, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert C. I. McBurney ordered Bernice […]

The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded today to three women from African and Arab countries for their roles as activists. These women, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf — Africa’s first elected female president — her compatriot, peace activist Leymah Gbowee and Tawakul Karman of Yemen, a pro-democracy campaigner have all helped spread the message […]

NAIROBI, Kenya– Wangari Maathai, the first African woman recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, died after a long struggle with cancer, reports the Associated Press. She was 71. Kenya’s most recognizable woman, Maathai won the Nobel in 2004 for combining environmentalism and social activism. She was the founder of the Green Belt Movement, where for […]

VIA: New York Times President Obama has made good on a promise to give his $1.4 million in Nobel Peace Prize money to charity, releasing on Thursday the names of the organizations that will benefit. “These organizations do extraordinary work in the United States and abroad helping students, veterans and countless others in need,” Mr. […]

VIA: CNN.COM Oslo, Norway– President Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in Norway on Thursday but acknowledged the questions surrounding the award. Obama, along with first lady Michelle Obama, walked into Oslo City Hall at 1 p.m. to a trumpet fanfare and sustained applause. “I receive this honor with deep gratitude and great humility,” he […]

OSLO – President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,” the Norwegian Nobel Committee said, citing his outreach to the Muslim world and attempts to curb nuclear proliferation. The stunning choice made Obama the third sitting U.S. president to win […]