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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," ...


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....


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


Charlie Sifford, 'Jackie Robinson of Golf,' Dies at 92
Sifford broke down PGA's color line in 1960....


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...


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


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 "...


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'...


Remembering Dr. Maya Angelou on Her Birthday
The icon would have been 87 years old today....


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


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

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