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Nas Joins Oprah, Maya Angelou and More as a Recipient of the DuBois Medal
He's the first rapper to receive the honor....


Smokey Robinson to Receive Lifetime Achievement Honor at BET Awards 2015
And this year's recipient of the Humanitarian Award is radio legend Tom Joyner....


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 "...


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


Exhibit Opens July 4 About Black Experience in WW2
"Fighting for the Right to Fight: The African American Experience in WWII" runs through May 2016....


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


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


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


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


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 ...


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


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...


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


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


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


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


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

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