Carter Center stepping up and leading the nation for peaceful elections

In the midst of a hyper-partisan political environment, Republicans, Democrats, and Independents in Georgia have found something to work on together: democracy. Today marks the formal launch of the Georgia Democracy Resilience Network, a cross-partisan, a grassroots effort initiated by The Carter Center. Co-led by veteran Republican strategist Leo Smith and Dr. Rashad Richey, a […]

Former President Jimmy Carter to mediate King family dispute

The children of the late Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. have been in a public dispute over their father’s legacy and belongings. There have been many who have worked both behind-the-scenes and in public to call for a resolution to this fight. However, these efforts failed, as the fight even entered the court system. At issue […]

Former President Jimmy Carter speaks at Civil Rights Summit, pens new book

Day one of the Civil Rights Summit held at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act started on a high note with a powerful trio of panel discussions and commenced with an awe-inspiring dialogue between Harry Middleton, former director of the LBJ […]

Scenes from Nelson Mandela memorial in South Africa

Exactly 20 years ago today, former South African prisoner Nelson Mandela and former apartheid president FW De Klerk were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for successfully negotiating the end of South African apartheid. Twenty years later, President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and more than 100 leaders from the  United States and around the world […]

Celebrities recall John F. Kennedy assassination 50 years ago

Celebrities still remember exactly where they were and what they were doing the moment they learned that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, that forever changed the course of a nation. JFK’s sudden death was the most significant political murder during a turbulent decade that became known for assassinations, […]

Celebrities attending the March on Washington 50th anniversary

Some of the dignitaries and celebrities attending the March on Washington 2013 anniversary were either in attendance at the legendary event or have direct link to the monumental day five decades ago. Caroline Kennedy, the surviving daughter of President John F. Kennedy and Jackie O. and the niece of former U.S. attorney general Robert F. […]

Obamas, presidents and first ladies dedicate George W. Bush Library (photos)

Former President George W. Bush is joined by President Obama and former Presidents Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush to dedicate the new George W. Bush Presidential Center in at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. The public opening on May 1 was preceded by the pomp and circumstances at the April 25 dedication […]

Obama Blasts Romney Over His ’47 Percent’ Comments

President Obama countered Mitt Romney’s highly controversial remarks made on a secretly taped video where he called 47 percent of Americans wannabe victims. Obama White House must “work for everyone, not just for some,” jabbing back at Mitt Romney’s jarring statement that as a candidate, he doesn’t worry about the 47 percent of the country […]