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Hands reaching for food during iftar meal for Ramadan (© Boontoom Sae-Kor/Shutterstock)

American Muslims can depend on halal food

For Ramadan, learn about two American organizations that review and certify various goods to ensure they are halal, meaning they comply with Islamic law.
Musicians performing in room with no patrons (© Jason Patterson/Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro)

The show goes on at these American jazz venues

April is Jazz Appreciation Month. Learn how three important American jazz venues are bringing their music to audiences around the world.
Illustrated poster depicting people watering an Earth-shaped tree (State Dept./D. Thompson)

For Earth Day 2021, download this free poster

Earth Day, first marked in the United States in 1970, has grown into a worldwide movement. Download our Earth Day poster.
Gigi Hadid (© Antonio Calanni/AP Images)

Get to know 5 notable Arab Americans

In the United States, an estimated 2.1 million people reported Arab ancestry. Meet five Arab Americans who are making a difference in the world.
Illustration of Linda Thomas-Greenfield (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield represents the United States at the U.N.

Linda Thomas-Greenfield is the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Learn about her background and the new challenges she'll face.
Illustration of hands under stream of water (State Dept./D. Thompson)

USAID makes hand-washing more accessible

Read on to find out how USAID is making hand-washing, a critical part of preventing the spread of COVID-19, more accessible in developing countries.
Two towering piles of elephant tusks on fire (© Ben Curtis/AP Images)

Stopping criminals who traffic wildlife

Pangolins and rhinos are two of the most trafficked animals in Africa to satisfy intense demand from China. See what America's doing to thwart it.
President Biden touching his mask while sitting at desk with César Chávez bust and framed photos on table behind him (© Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

César Chávez’s place at the White House

President Biden added a bust of labor activist César Chávez to the Oval Office as a sign of his belief in the dignity of workers. Learn more about Chávez.
White and black arms with hands clasped inside heart-shaped outline (© Irina Dias/Shutterstock)

The Lovings paved the way for interracial marriages

Valentine's Day celebrates love, but it was once illegal for interracial couples to marry in certain U.S. states. The Lovings helped eliminate those laws.