Diana Ross Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom (11/22/16)

Diana got her award!

THE DIANA ROSS PROJECT

Diana Ross Presidential Medal of Freedom

I just finished watching the livestream of the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony, at which Miss Diana Ross was among 21 recipients honored by President Barack Obama.  The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest honor the President can bestow upon a civilian, given for “especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.”  Other 2016 honorees included Ellen DeGeneres, Robert Redford, Michael Jordon, and Cicely Tyson.

Miss Ross received a loud ovation from the crowd — one of the biggest of the ceremony — and she and President Obama were quite playful as a list of Diana’s accomplishments was read.  Hearing those accomplishments — lifetime achievement Grammy, Oscar nomination, Golden Globe award, and a total of 18 #1 hits — was a reminder of just how much Diana Ross from the Brewster Project of…

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