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This Day in Black History: Dec. 15, 2006
B.B. King received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Bush on Dec. 15, 2006....


Obama to Award Clinton, Winfrey With Freedom Medals
Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey will be awarded for their contributions to American cultural, securi...


Maya Angelou, Bill Russell Receive Presidential Medal of Honor
President Barack Obama honored poet Maya Angelou, basketball great Bill Russell, Congressman John L...


Jackson: Aretha Franklin 'Recovering Very Well'
DETROIT – Aretha Franklin underwent serious surgery last week and is "recovering very well," ...


Toni Morrison to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom
The White House announced novelist and Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison will be among 12 other accompli...


BET News Explores the Life of Icon Maya Angelou
In an exclusive documentary, "Soul Mates: Dr. Maya Angelou and Common," BET News highlights the leg...


Muhammad Ali to Receive Liberty Medal on Thursday
Retired boxing great Muhammad Ali will visit Philadelphia to receive the Liberty Medal, an award re...


Muhammad Ali Receives 2012 Liberty Medal
The boxing champ was praised for his activism and humanitarian efforts....


Obama Mourns Death of Poet, Author Maya Angelou
President Obama and former President Bill Clinton honor Maya Angelou....


There's a 'Strong' Likelihood That Ben Carson Will Run for President
Ben Carson takes another baby step on the road to the White House...


Vietnam War Hero Melvin Morris Receives the Medal of Honor
Staff Sgt. Melvin Morris is one of 24 veterans who received the Presidential Medal of Honor....


Oprah Winfrey, Harry Belafonte Honored by Harvard
A group of eight esteemed individuals, including civil rights hero U.S. Rep John Lewis, D-Ga. and "...


Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, president of Liberia and Africa's first elected woman head of state, receive...


Obama, Clinton Families Pay Tribute to JFK
Presidents Obama and Clinton participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington Cemetery....


Civil Rights Icon Released from Atlanta Hospital
ATLANTA – Civil Rights icon Joseph Lowery has been released from an Atlanta hospital after tw...


Obama calls Height a champion of 'righteous cause'
Obama calls Height a champion of 'righteous cause'...


This Day in Black History: Sept. 18, 1951
World-renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson was born on Sept. 18, 1951....


U.S. Postal Service to Honor Rosa Parks
The civil rights icon will be celebrated with a Forever Stamp....


Civil Rights Icon Celebrates His 88th in Style
Civil rights icon celebrates his 88th in style....


This Day in Black History: Feb. 5, 1960
Bill Russell secured a personal best 51 rebounds, ignoring a charley horse, on Feb. 5, 1960....

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