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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...


Soldier Given Highest Medal for Heroism on a Ridge
WASHINGTON – Ambushed in Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta stepped into a "wall of bul...


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....


This Day in Black History: Jan. 2, 1915
Celebrated scholar and African-American historian John Hope Franklin was awarded the Medal Of Honor...


Oldest Tuskegee Airman Honored With Congressional Medal of Honor
Brew Graham, 97, was one of the first Black pilots who fought in WWII....


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


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


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...


Congressional Medal of Honor Hero Vernon Baker Dies
Medal of Honor hero Vernon Baker dies....


Obama OKs Honor for Birmingham Bombing Victims
President Obama signs legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the four black girls kil...


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


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


Bill Cosby Gets Highest Comedic Honor
Bill Cosby Gets Highest Comedic Honor...


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


Martin Luther King Jr., Wife Honored With Congressional Gold Medal
The Kings were awarded the medal at an event honoring the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act ...


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....


Congress Considers Honor for First Black Marines
Nearly 70 years after they braved the twin ills of racism and segregation to serve their country, t...


Nelson Mandela Dies at 95
Former South African president and activist Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela died at age 95....

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