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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 Opens JFK Tribute With Freedom Medals
President Obama awards Freedom Medals to Oprah Winfrey, former President Bill Clinton and others....


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


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...


Obama: Ernie Banks Was Beloved by Baseball Fans Everywhere
President, First Lady releases statement on Mr. Cub's death....


Ernie Banks, 'Mr. Cub,' Dies at 83
Hall of Fame baseball icon and first Black player on the Chicago Cubs passes away unexpectedly, say...


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...


This Day in Black History: March 24, 1912
Civil rights activist Dorothy Height was born in Richmond, Virginia, on March 24, 1912....


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....


Former US Senator Edward W. Brooke Dies at 95
Brooke, a Republican, was the first Black person to be elected by popular vote....


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....


'March: Book Two' Shows All Sides of Civil Rights Movement
Georgia Democratic congressman and Civil Rights Movement icon John Lewis hopes his latest graphic n...

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