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Composite of three portraits (© Michael Palma Mir, © Geandy Pavón and © Guadalupe Maravilla/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation)

Meet groundbreaking U.S. Latinx artists

A new U.S. arts grant funded by the Ford Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will allow 15 Latinx artists to expand their work.
Woman standing in front of pride flag (© Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Number of LGBTQI+ elected officials is growing in the United States

A new report shows that the number of LGBTQI+ elected officials in national, state and local government roles continues to rise in the U.S.
Firefighter gear in firehouse (© Shutterstock)

Slovakia and U.S. remember shared 9/11 firefighter tribute

On September 11, 2001, Slovakian firefighters offered to help their American counterparts in New York in as many ways as they could.
Lights shining from building at night (© John Mitchell/Alamy)

Confronting a century-old act of racism

September 4, 1907, was a dark day of racial intolerance in the city of Bellingham, Washington. Now, the town is reckoning with its past.
Three young men posing and smiling with arms around each other (Courtesy of Waqas Idrees)

Muslim student associations create cultural ties in the U.S.

The Muslim Students Association of the U.S. & Canada helps bring students together on U.S. and Canadian university campuses. Learn more here.
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The African diaspora thrives in the United States

In honor of the U.N.'s first International Day for People of African Descent, learn about six notable Americans who have African ancestry.
Illustration with film scenes in background and Juraj Jánošík and roll of film unwinding in the foreground (State Dept./D. Thompson)

The historic film made by Slovak American immigrants

"Jánošík," which premiered in 1921, was one of the first feature-length films. It was made by two Slovak American brothers.
Aerial view of railroad train dividing two sections of water (© Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The time for climate action is now

A new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report details how extreme fires, heat and flooding are in our future unless we act now.
Large field of coal stored near power plant on river (© Steve Helber/AP Images)

These countries are saying no to coal

Learn about how the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States are pledging to become free of coal-fired power plants by 2035.