CIcely Tyson: Daughter Of Nevis Immigrants Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

CONGRATS!! Well-deserved!

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A report from News Americas Now.

Daughter of Nevisian immigrants, actress Cicely Tyson, was yesterday presented a Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama at a star-studded event in the East Room of the White House.

“Everybody on this stage has touched me in a very powerful, very personal way,” Obama said at the event as he honored 21 luminaries including Tyson.

Honored along with the 91-year-old award-winning Caribbean roots actress were Michael Jordan, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, Diana Ross and  Kareem Abdul-Jabba among others.

Tyson was born and raised in Harlem, the daughter of Frederica, a domestic, and William Tyson, who worked as a carpenter, painter, and at any other jobs he could find. Her father arrived in New York City at age 21 and was processed at Ellis Island on August 4, 1919.

Tyson’s career began as a fashion model after she was…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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