More than 70 years after he was arrested for defying a presidential executive order, Minoru Yasui received a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom in a ceremony at the White House last Tuesday. Min was my grandpa's older brother,Show More Summary
Shirley Chisholm Receives Posthumous Presidential Medal Of Freedom Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman to run for president and congresswoman, finally has recieved a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom according to Vox reports. While the idea of a black
James Taylor, Itzhak Perlman, Stephen Sondheim, Willie Mays, Emilio Estefan and Gloria Estefan were also among those recognized
President Obama presents Barbra Streisand with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday (November 24) in Washington, DC. The 54-year-old President presented the medal to thirteen living and four posthumous pioneers in science, sports, public service, human rights, politics and arts including Barbra, Steven [...]
Yesterday the White House hosted a star-studded cast of recipients of the 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom. Included on the list were some of the biggest names in sports and...
Barbra Streisand received the Presidential Medal of Freedom yesterday. We have highlights
Washington Post: “Few official acts reveal more about an individual president than the Presidential Medal of Freedom designations. While the general categories have remained fairly constant since President John F. Kennedy established the modern version of the honor in 1963 [...]
President Barack Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the highest recognition the president can bestow upon a civilian — to a group of 17 "extraordinary" individuals, including many in the arts and entertainment industry, such as Barbra Streisand, Itzhak Perlman, James Taylor, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Stephen Sondheim,... More »
Baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays, sporting running shoes with his suit and tie, rose slowly from his chair and waved his baseball cap as President Barack Obama decorated him on Tuesday with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Billy Frank, Jr., a Nisqually Indian who died last year, is one of two recipients being honored Tuesday with a Presidential Medal of Freedom because they were resisters. The other is Minoru Yasui (who you can read about here). Frank is best known for his successful fight over Indian fishing rights in Washington state in the 1960s and ‘70s. Show More Summary
Hey isn’t that… Power couple Gloria and Emilio Estefan pre-gaming on Monday before their big day at the White House? The Estefans, plus their family and friends, including Housing Secretary Julian Castro and his wife Erica, celebrated at Fiola Mare in Georgetown with specialty cocktails made from Emilio Estefan’s Botran rum and dinner. Their private room was decorated […]
Today at the White House, President Obama will present a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, to 17 individuals or their families. The list comprises Shirley Chisholm, Itzhak Perlman, Stephen Sondheim,Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will recognize 17 people on Tuesday with the nation's highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Other honorees include veterans advocate Bonnie Carroll; NASA mathematician Katherine G. Johnson and former EPA chief and deputy attorney general William Ruckelshaus.
He says they’re “going through all the stages of denial.” William Ruckelshaus, who on Tuesday is to receive the nation’s highest civilian honor, the presidential medal of freedom, told the Guardian that leading Republicans are harming the US’s reputation by attempting to stymie efforts to tackle climate change. The criticism is particularly stinging as Ruckelshaus [...]
Today’s comic by Jen Sorensen is: How to tell the difference between ISIS and Muslims: Obama will award Senator Barbara Milkulski with Presidential Medal of Freedom. Money for bridge to nowhere spent on road to nowhere: The name "Bridge...Show More Summary
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Singer Barbra Streisand speaks on stage during the Women in the World Summit held In New York on April 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images) Yesterday, the White House released the names of the seventeen men and women set to [...]
President Barack Obama named 17 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, which is presented to individuals who have made "especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests...Show More Summary
U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday named Major League Baseball Hall of Famers Willie Mays and Yogi Berra recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.
Singer, actress and filmmaker Barbra Streisand and Itzhak Perlman, one of this era’s most honored classical musicians, are arts figures who will receive American’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in a Nov. 24 ceremony at the White House. Stephen Sondheim will get an encore...
Baseball Hall of Famers Willie Mays and Yogi Berra will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama on Nov. 24. Craig Calcaterra of NBC Sports' Hardball Talk reported the White House's announcement Monday. Berra's...Show More Summary