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Justifying Subsidies: Obama Honors Liberal NPR Hosts With 'National Humanities Medals'

Barack Obama knows how to honor his supporters. On Monday, he handed out arts and humanities medals at the White House. Among the medalists was Hollywood mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg, a major financial backer of Obama’s presidential campaigns. Obama...Show More Summary

On the wings of Angelou

Born black and poor into an America of burning crosses and lynchings, writer Maya Angelou worked as a streetcar conductor, cook, prostitute and nightclub dancer — and rose to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from the nation’s first African-American President.

Obama's mom named his sister after Maya Angelou

President Obama has released a statement on the death of Maya Angelou, in which he reveals that his mother named his sister after the poet and memoirist. Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011. --Ryu Spaeth WhenShow More Summary

Morning News: RIP, Maya Angelou; a UCSB Memorial; and Colorado Needs Oso's Help

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

spirit of america / Shutterstock.com Maya Angelou reads a poem at President Clinton's inauguration in 1993. RIP, Maya Angelou: The American poet, author, educator, activist (and actress, and Presidential Medal of Honor recipient, among countless other things) died this morning at age 86, in her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Show More Summary

A Beautiful Tribute to Maya Angelou, by Barack Obama

What he said when he awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011.

When Maya Angelou blasted Obama’s school-reform policies

The legendary poet and author Maya Angelou, who just passed away at the age of  86, was a big supporter of President Obama, and in 2011, he awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. But she also was a critic of his school-reform policies, raising her voice last year to blast […]

Video: Maya Angelou at Bill Clinton’s 1993 Inauguration

Here is video of Maya Angelou reciting her poem "On the Pulse of Morning" at the 1993 inauguration of President Bill Clinton. She was later honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011 by President Barack Obama.

Maya Angelou, celebrated author and poet, dies at 86

Maya Angelou, the Presidential Medal of Freedom-winning writer whose storied, prolific career stretched over five decades, has died at the age

Bill Cosby urges others to let go of their fears, reveals his own

Comedy legend Bill Cosby just added another award to his already heavy shelf. Now sharing space with his Kennedy Center honor, his Presidential Medal of Freedom and Mark Twain Prize for American Humor (and many others) is his new Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence, which he accepted just last week. Show More Summary

Rosa Parks' belongings remain in Harlem warehouse as legal battle continues

The decades-old civil rights memorabilia, including her Presidential Medal of Freedom and a signed postcard from Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., has been up for auction since 2006. But so far no-one has put in a bid for the astonishing collection - said to be worth between $8 million and $10 million.

Feminist History Lesson: Who Gloria Steinem Is And Why She’s a Bad Role Model

I was reading that Gloria Steinem turned 80 years old the other day. You may remember that she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom back on November 20, 2013. Gloria Steinem is hailed by many so called feminists as being a crusader in the “Women’s Movement,” for equality and social justice. She has tirelessly […]

Conservative hero Ben Carson says U.S. is 'very much like Nazi Germany'

6 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Dr. Ben Carson receives Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush in 2008 Uh: Fox News contributor and retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson on Monday compared American society to Nazi Germany. "I mean, [our society is]...Show More Summary

From the red carpet onward, the BET Honors brings star power to D.C.

How do you know you’re legend? When your bling isn’t diamonds (yawn) but your presidential Medal of Freedom. That’s just how Aretha Franklin, a recipient of the 2014 BET Honors, rolls. And the red carpet for the annual star-studded affair continued to impress as Motown’s Smokey Robinson grappled over his favorite Hitsville record, Oscar-winner Jennifer […]

Emory archives civil rights leader C.T. Vivian's papers

Emory University celebrated a major archival coup last week with the acquirement of civil rights icon and Presidential Medal of Freedom awardee C.T. Vivian's papers. As part of Emory University's King Week celebration, the school announced...Show More Summary

Today in history: January 24

Jan. 24, 1970: President Nixon traveled to Philadelphia to present the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Eugene Ormandy, the world-renowned conductor. Ormandy’s Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra struck up "Hail to the Chief" as Nixon entered. Show More Summary

Civil Rights Leader Attacks Obama Over Lack of Diversity of Judicial Nominees

8 months agoNews : Mediaite

Rev. Joseph Lowery, a civil rights leader and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, appeared on CNN on Monday where he expressed concerns about President Barack Obama’s judicial nominees to the federal bench in the state of Georgia. Show More Summary

United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set | Theodore Roosevelt

The 2013 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set – Theodore Roosevelt includes an uncirculated Theodore Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin and the Edith Roosevelt bronze medal bearing a likeness of the First Spouse Gold Coin. The coin and medal are held in a durable plastic card enhanced with beautiful representations of […]

2013 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set | William Howard Taft

The 2013 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set – William Howard Taft includes an uncirculated William Howard Taft Presidential $1 Coin and the Helen Taft bronze medal bearing a likeness of the First Spouse Gold Coin. The coin and medal are held in a durable plastic card enhanced with beautiful […]

2013 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set | Woodrow Wilson

The 2013 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set – Woodrow Wilson includes an uncirculated Woodrow Wilson $1 Coin and an Ellen Wilson Bronze Medal bearing a likeness of the First Spouse Gold Coin. The coin and medal are held in a durable plastic card enhanced with beautiful representations of their […]

United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set | McKinley

The 2013 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set – McKinley includes an uncirculated William McKinley Presidential $1 Coin and the Ida McKinley bronze medal bearing a likeness of the popular First Spouse Gold Coin. The coin and medal are held in a durable plastic card enhanced with beautiful representations of […]

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