Nelson Mandela dies at age 95 reports "Nelson Mandela, the revered South African anti-apartheid icon who spent 27 years in prison, led his country to democracy and became its first black president, died Thursday at home. He was 95.   "He is now resting," said South African President Jacob Zuma. "He is now at peace." "Our nation has lost his greatest son," he continued. "Our people have lost their father." A state funeral will be held, and Zuma called for mourners to conduct themselves with "the dignity … [Read more...]

The Faiths of the Postwar Presidents: From Truman to Obama

Author David L. Holmes will discuss his book The Faiths of the Postwar Presidents: From Truman to Obama at the Rochester Hills Public Library on Tuesday, September 11, at 7 p.m. His book describes the private and public faiths of the twelve postwar American presidents. Dwight Eisenhower, for example, was raised in the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Richard Nixon was privately a Unitarian who denied the Biblical miracles and the divinity of Christ. Despite rarely attending church, Ronald Reagan seems … [Read more...]

Egyptian President Steps Down

According to Fox News, Egypt's vice president says Hosni Mubarak has resigned as president and handed control to the military. SEE ALSO: Complete Coverage: Turmoil In Egypt Car horns were heard around Cairo in celebration after Vice President Omar Suleiman made the announcement on national TV on Friday. "In these difficult circumstances that the country is passing through, President Hosni Mubarak has decided to leave the position of the presidency," Suleiman said. He has commissioned the … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Hosts Albania President September 22

Rochester Hills, Michigan–The City of Rochester Hills was pleased to welcome the President of the Republic of Albania, his Excellency Mr. Bamir Topi at an exclusive event at St. Paul’s Albanian Catholic Church, in Rochester Hills.  The event was at 11:00 a.m. on September 22, 2010 where the President placed wreathes beside the statues of Gjergj Kastriot Skenderbeu, a prominent historical figure in the history of Albania, and Nene Tereza (Mother Teresa). The President then addressed the crowd … [Read more...]