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Beehive State She-roes

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 04.04.2016 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

I am preparing for a series of speaking engagements at the University of Utah and began to wonder about she-roes from the Beehive State. As with women from every other state, women with ties to Utah have made significant contributions to U.S. history and culture.

Quarter Life Crisis Love Story: Saved By Silents

Tara Fass | Posted 03.03.2016 | Entertainment
Tara Fass

The phrase romantic realists resonates with a young film making couple, Eric Rino and Roxana Rahnama. In post-production with their passion project M...

A Medal for Mitsuye Endo

Kermit Roosevelt | Posted 01.23.2016 | Politics
Kermit Roosevelt

It is more important than ever that we remember the mistakes of the past and honor those who fought against them at the time. One president took Mitsuye Endo's freedom, and that of thousands of other Americans.

GOP Lawmaker Readies Bill To Revoke Bill Cosby's Medal Of Freedom

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican congressman plans to introduce legislation on Friday to strip Bill Cosby of his Presidential Medal of Freedom. The bill fro...

Barbara Mikulski Might Be The Senate's Biggest 'Star Wars' Fan

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), the vice chair of the Committee on Appropriations in the Galactic Senate, is such a fan of "Star Wars" that she often c...

My Great Uncle's Civil Rights Battle During WWII, Revisited

Mari Hayman | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact
Mari Hayman

The wartime incarceration looms large in my family's memory, but along with all the painful stories from that time, my great uncle's act of principled defiance remains one of the most important stories we tell ourselves about who we are and who we strive to be.

National Security (2015), Military Necessity (1942)

Holly Yasui | Posted 11.30.2015 | HuffPost Home
Holly Yasui

Excluding any persons on the basis of race and/or national origin does not make us more secure, but on the contrary undermines the very foundations of our country that make us strong.

Min Yasui Wins Presidential Medal of Freedom

Holly Yasui | Posted 11.18.2015 | Good News
Holly Yasui

Minoru Yasui is most well-known for his World War II legal case challenging the racial discrimination of military orders that resulted in the incarceration of Japanese-Americans in U.S. concentration camps. However, his legacy does not end there.

First Ladies' Legacies

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 08.27.2016 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Studies show that college freshmen are familiar with First Ladies, even if they can name few other women throughout U.S. history who were not celebrities or sports figures.

She Makes Beautiful Music

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 08.03.2016 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

America the Beautiful is a beloved patriotic song -- written by a woman! Women have contributed to the field of music as singers, songwriters, composers, and conductors. Match the woman with her accomplishment.

Christina Wilkie

Obama Under Pressure To Revoke Bill Cosby's Medal Of Freedom

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A national sexual assault prevention group is calling on President Barack Obama to revoke Bill Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom, fo...

A Woman on the $10 Bill

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
Jill S. Tietjen

The Treasury Department made an announcement the week of June 15 that a woman was going to be featured on the $10 bill.

She Can Serve - and Lob!

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 06.14.2016 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Serena Williams just won her 20th Grand Slam tennis tournament. This amazing performance has her following in the footsteps of some tennis women greats who came before her. Match the woman with her accomplishment.

Show-Me State Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 06.21.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

My recent trip to Missouri made me curious about women who changed America with ties to Missouri, so I went looking. Their contributions are varied and fascinating.

Gale Anne Hurd On The Legacy of Wilma Mankiller (Exclusive Video)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 04.05.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

I've asked Gale Anne Hurd to share her thoughts on why the story of the first female Principal Chief of The Cherokee Nation is one for the history boo...

Maryland Ordinary Women Leading Extraordinary Lives

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 05.23.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

During my recent trip to Annapolis, Maryland, I was inspired by the six ordinary Maryland women who led extraordinary lives and who were inducted into...

Great African-Americans in Wax

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 04.25.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore, Maryland honors African-American heroes and heroines. Match the following heroines with her accomplishment.

Mark Twain's Ghost Won't Rest

Lev Raphael | Posted 11.27.2015 | Books
Lev Raphael

Currently, he haunts the Internet. He's constantly being quoted as saying encouraging, inspiring remarks your mother or your best friend might say to you when you're feeling miserable, or things you'd want on a thought-for-the-day calendar.

Thanks to Four Bright Rainbows in Our National Clouds

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

All were willing to step up to make a difference, to lead when it could be dangerous, and to let their lives be shining examples for others. We should remember them when we face stormy and cloudy weather in our national life and become bright rainbows of hope like them.

Behind The Scenes At The Presidential Medal Of Freedom Ceremony

Posted 12.08.2014 | Home

On November 24th, AOL’s own Marlo Thomas was awarded the 2014 Presidential Medal Of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor, at a ceremony at th...

Oh, Baby!

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 02.01.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

The woman who advocated for 50 years for newborn hearing screening, died -- after seeing the screening she advocated for implemented for almost every infant born in a hospital in the U.S. I started thinking about women whose accomplishments helped improve the health of newborns.

Women's Firsts in the Big Apple

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 09.19.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

When Joan Ganz Cooney decided to start the Children's Television Workshop, she was told that she could be the deputy, but that a man should be in charge. Her response was that if a man were in charge, she would not be involved

A Change Is Gonna Come

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 01.11.2015 | Black Voices
Clarence B. Jones

Last Saturday in Los Angeles, my friend of 50 years, Harry Belafonte, was awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, an honorary Oscar. And yesterday, while we were savoring this good news, the White House announced that James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schewerner would be posthumous recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

President Honors Fallen Civil Rights Martyrs

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

June 21, 1964, went from a day of hope to a night of terror and fear as three civil rights workers from CORE were shot dead by a mob of Klansmen and law enforcement on the narrow Rock Cut Road outside Philadelphia, Mississippi, in sparsely populated Neshoba County.

Tom Brokaw To Receive Presidential Medal Of Freedom

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 11.11.2014 | Media

NBC News' Tom Brokaw will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country's "highest civilian honor," the White House announced in a press rele...