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Congressional Gold Medal

Honoring Congressional Gold Medal Recipient Raoul Wallenberg: One Man Who Made a Difference

Mark Brzezinski | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Mark Brzezinski

On July 9, the American Congress will convey a powerful message through the bestowal of the Congressional Gold Medal to remember the courageous acts of Raoul Wallenberg, a diplomat who chose to rise to a higher moral calling.

Defending Our Shores

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 05.28.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Each May, we celebrate Memorial Day, remembering the men and women who have fought to defend our shores throughout the history of our country. Women f...

My Father Was a Doolittle Tokyo Raider and a Gold Medal Dad

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

Pacific fleet. My Father was one of the airmen who became known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders of the 17th Bombardment Group of the Army Air Corps. 80 men volunteered for "an extremely hazardous mission," without knowing the target, location, or the assignment.

Congressmen Seek Medal For World War II-Era U.S. Spy Agency

AP | CHRIS CAROLA | Posted 11.29.2013 | Politics

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The men and women who spied on Germany and Japan for the U.S. during World War II parachuted behind enemy lines, led guerrilla r...

Veterans Day: I Remember

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Because of their war-incurred illnesses, injuries -- both physical and mental -- and many other consequences of our wars and conflicts, for ma...

Award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Borinqueneers Now

Gretchen Sierra-Zorita | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Gretchen Sierra-Zorita

Roughly 60 years ago, 91 soldiers from Puerto Rico's 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers, were court-martialed and sentenced for desertion and disobedience during the Korean War. The 65th Infantry Regiment was the last segregated unit in the U.S. Army.

This Day In History: Mandela Presented With Congressional Gold Medal

Posted 09.23.2013 | Black Voices

Nelson Mandela is revered as one of the world's foremost advocates for justice as he dedicated his life to fighting prejudice and inequality in South ...

Congress Honors Historic Bombing Victims

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House and Senate leaders on Tuesday awarded Congress' highest civilian honor to four girls killed in the Alabama church bombing nea...

WATCH: Congress Honors 2 Of Nation's First Black Marines

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 06.26.2013 | Impact

African-American veterans of World War II endured hardships not only on the battlefield, but also while facing severe racial inequalities of their tim...

'Soon We Will Visit the Museum to See Poverty'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Many leaders and philosophers say we should end poverty, but through his visionary innovation, tireless hands-on work, and dogged unwillingness to accept it, Dr. Muhammad Yunus has made ending the cycle of poverty a reality.

House OKs Honoring Birmingham Church Bombing Victims

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 04.25.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- Four young victims of a deadly Alabama church bombing that marked one of the darkest moments of the civil rights movement are one step c...

Perhaps Congress Can Also Honor Dr. Yunus by Paying Attention to Him

Bob Harris | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Bob Harris

Now that our leaders have given Dr. Yunus a gold medal, perhaps they might more truly honor him by considering why.

Emran Hossain

Nobel Laureate Refuses To Comment

HuffingtonPost.com | Emran Hossain | Posted 04.18.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus was in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to receive the Congressional Gold Medal for his work fighting global ...

Birmingham Church Bombing Families Split Over Honor

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 06.12.2013 | Black Voices

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Relatives of four black girls killed when Ku Klux Klan members bombed an Alabama church are split over how to mark the crime 50 ye...

For the Four Little Girls

Tavis Smiley | Posted 05.04.2013 | Black Voices
Tavis Smiley

Nearly 50 years ago, a bomb planted by white supremacists killed four little girls in Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church. There is now a bipartisan effort to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to these precious young girls.

Congressional Gold Medal Goes On National Tour

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

HONOLULU — Herbert Yanamura is an American, born and raised among the coffee farms of Hawaii's Kona district. Yet the U.S. government branded hi...

The Final Flight of WASP Millie Dalrymple

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.19.2013 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

The army would not even allow the U.S. flag to be put on fallen coffins of the WASP corps. Millie, however, said she harbors no ill will or bitterness towards the government and considered herself to be "one of the luckiest women in the United States to have had the opportunity."

WWII Vet Dies After Casting Last Ballot

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

HONOLULU -- A World War II veteran whose effort to vote from his deathbed inspired thousands has died a week after casting his final ballot. Frank Ta...

The Peacock in Sino-US Relations

John Wagner Givens | Posted 12.10.2012 | World
John Wagner Givens

One of the wonderful features of Aung San Suu Kyi's visit to the University of Louisville on September 24, and there were many, was the significant length of time that was given over to questions and answers.

Health Efforts a Keystone in Rebuilding Burma

Deborah Derrick | Posted 11.17.2012 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

There is still a lot of work to be done in Burma. But with a healthy foundation, and with continued strong support from the U.S., it can move toward building a stronger and more just society.

Congress Honors First Black Marines

AP | ANDRES GONZALEZ | Posted 06.27.2012 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of African-American veterans who helped to integrate the Marine Corps during World War II at a time segregation was an everyday...

Dallas Schools Excluding Girls From Movie Screening 'Not Out Of The Ordinary'

AP | By NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 02.10.2012 | Education

DALLAS -- When 5,700 fifth-grade boys in Dallas' public schools recently went to see a movie about black fighter pilots in World War II, the girls sta...

Wallenberg: Not Only a Hero but a Unifier

Ezra Friedlander | Posted 03.25.2012 | Impact
Ezra Friedlander

For many, Raoul Wallenberg is a few pages in a history book; for us the children and grandchildren of those that he saved, Raoul Wallenberg is the reason that we were able to once again believe in humanity.

Paul's Power Play in Iowa -- But What's Next?

Bill Schneider | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics
Bill Schneider

Ron Paul is likely to win the Iowa Republican caucuses next week. What can that possibly mean?

From Camp to Congress: My Father's Dream

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 01.15.2012 | Impact
Rep. Mike Honda

In a brutal irony, my father wore the uniform of the U.S. Military Intelligence Service (MIS), while his family lived behind barbed wire in a Colorado internment camp.