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Newswire: Bob Dylan receives honor of being acknowledged by his high school

After multiple Grammys, an Oscar, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, a Pulitzer, and most recently, the Nobel Prize for Literature, Bob Dylan has finally achieved every teenager’s dream: seeing his name in plastic outside his high school. Show More Summary

Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize For Literature: America's Primal Brand

Bob Dylan today was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Photo from when Dylan was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg It was announced today that American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has won the 2016 Nobel Prize for literature. There is no question that Bob Dylan (his birth name is [...]

Bob Dylan Doesn't Deserve the Nobel Prize In Literature and He Shouldn't Want It

by Rich Smith Obama awarding Dylan the Presidential Medal of Freedom for "exceptional meritorious service." Cannot argue with that. Rena Schild / Bob Dylan just won the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature. If you somehowShow More Summary

Bob Dylan receives Nobel Peace Prize in Literature

Bob Dylan has earned a dozen Grammy Awards, an Oscar and high-profile recognitions including the Kennedy Center Honors and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. On Thursday, the singer-songwriter-folk hero was bestowed with the Nobel Prize in...

Best-Selling Historian David McCullough Wins First-Ever Lenfest Spirit Of The American Revolution Award

The author of Truman, John Adams, and 1776 has received two Pulitzers, two National Book Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The new $25,000 prize “will be given to those who contribute to the public’s understanding of the Revolution.”

Navy to name a ship after gay rights trailblazer Harvey Milk

Harvey Milk, the late politician and groundbreaking gay rights activist, has been honored with a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom, a Hollywood bio-pic and his own U.S. postage stamp. Now he will be immortalized in a new way: as namesake to a U.S. Show More Summary

Abner Mikva, Presidential Medal Of Freedom Recipient And Former Congressman, Dies

4 months agoNews : Huffington Post

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Abner Mikva, who served as a White House adviser, federal judge, congressman and mentor to President Barack Obama, has died at age 90, his Chicago non-profit organization said on Tuesday. Mikva, who died on Monday,...Show More Summary

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74. Given the great love and honor shown to him since carrying the Olympic Torch at the Atlanta games in 1996 and being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George Bush in 2005 it is perhaps difficult to remember how reviled he was in the 1960s […] The post Muhammad Ali appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

What It Takes To Be President Of The American Police State

Submitted by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, “The qualifications for president seem to be that one is willing to commit mass murder one minute and hand presidential medals of freedom to other war criminals in the next. One...Show More Summary

Violinist Itzhak Perlman Slams ‘Discriminatory’ HB 2, Cancels North Carolina Concert

5 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Grammy award-winning violinist, composer and Presidential Medal of Freedom holder Itzhak Perlman has canceled a planned concert in North Carolina in response to the state’s anti-LGBT HB2. Writes Perlman on Facebook: As my fans know, I have spen… Read The post Violinist Itzhak Perlman Slams ‘Discriminatory’ HB 2, Cancels North Carolina Concert appeared first on Towleroad.

Joseph Medicine Crow, Historian And Last Crow Tribe War Chief, Dies At 102

7 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Medicine Crow, who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009, was also the last person alive to have heard direct testimony from someone who took part in the Battle of Little Bighorn.

Crow Tribe War Chief Joe Medicine Crow Dead At 102

Dr. Joe Medicine Crow, the last of the Plains war chiefs, has died today, aged 102, according to a report from BBC. Medicine Crow, who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama in 2009, fought in World War II after receiving his master’s degree in anthropology, the first member of the Crow... Show More Summary

Literary Icon Toni Morrison Receives $25,000 PEN/Saul Bellow Award

Nobel prize-winning author Toni Morrison has been awarded the 2016 $25,000 PEN/Saul Bellow award for achievement in American fiction. She adds the award to her 1988 Pulitzer Prize ( for Beloved), Presidential Medal of Freedom (2012), Nobel Prize in Literature (1993) and many other honors. Show More Summary

The Biopic Of Katherine Johnson: A Black Woman Who Helped Put The First Man On The Moon

For decades, her contributions to American history remained a well-kept secret. President Obama changed this when he awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Nelle Harper Lee (1926-2016), Pulitzer Prize Winning Author of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

8 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

photo by Rob Carr/Associated Press Nelle Harper Lee, the legendary award-winning author of To Kill a Mockingbird who won the Presidential Medal of Freedom in in 2007 and made news with the unexpected publication of Go Set a Watchmen in 2015, passed away on Friday, February 19, 2016. She was 89 years old. Michael Morrison, […]

Carol Burnett On Her SAG Life Achievement “I’m So Glad We Had This Time Together”

Her crowded trophy case already includes a half-dozen Emmys, multiple Golden Globes, a Tony, a Peabody, a Kennedy Center Honor and its Mark Twain Prize for Humor and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 2013, the City of Los Angeles named the intersection of Highland & Selma after her. Show More Summary

Another Honor Revoked? Bill Cosby Could Lose Presidential Medal Of Freedom, Honorary Degrees Without Being Convicted

Bill Cosby could soon have another honor revoked, as Congress seeks to put into place a mechanism that would allow President Obama to take back the comedian’s Presidential Medal of Freedom. Cosby has already been stripped of a number of honorary degrees, but at this time, the accused rapist continues to hold honorary degrees from... Show More Summary

Could Congress take away Bill Cosby’s Presidential Medal of Freedom?

An Arizona congressman wants to strip Cosby of high honor -- but Congress’s powers in this case are limited.

Congress Readies To Take Medal Of Freedom From Bill Cosby In New Bill

10 months agoNews : The Inquisitr - News

Currently, there is simply no way a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom can be stripped of that honor — and that, according to one GOP lawmaker, needs to change. In fact, Arizona Representative Paul Gosar plans to introduce legislation on Friday in order to strip current recipient and disgraced comic Bill Cosby of... Show More Summary

Ariz. lawmaker pushes bill revoking Bill Cosby’s Presidential Medal of Freedom

10 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A U.S. congressman from Arizona said on Thursday he would introduce a bill to strip Bill Cosby of his Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest U.S. civilian honor, citing the sexual assault allegations against the entertainer. The move came a week after the 78-year-old Cosby, who personified the...

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