Noelani Kirschner

Collage of various pins worn by Madeleine Albright (John Bigelow Taylor and Dianne Dubler)

Madeleine Albright championed democracy with her pins

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright used her collection of pins to symbolize her diplomacy goals.
Gulzar Ahmad and Ayesha Malik in robes holding books (© Press Information Department/AP Images)

Meet Pakistan’s first female Supreme Court justice

Ayesha A. Malik, a Harvard Law graduate, became the first woman on the Supreme Court of Pakistan, marking a milestone for the country.
Two men serving food from food truck (Courtesy of World Central Kitchen)

U.S. companies mobilize to support Ukraine

From Netflix to Harley Davidson, the U.S. private sector is working to support the people of Ukraine and cut ties to the Russian government.
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Underground Railroad to Mexico led thousands to freedom

Did you know there were many routes that enslaved people took during the 18th and 19th centuries to find freedom in Mexico? Learn more.
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Would you live in a sustainable house?

Learn how American architectural innovation is leading to sustainable housing and how the movement is growing around the world.
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American museums shed light on racial justice

The United States keeps the civil rights movement alive through monuments and museums across the country. Visit five here.
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Black women transform contemporary literature

Meet six Black women who have written, edited or produced some of America's best literary work of the past 40 years.
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Honoring an American trailblazer for diversity

Terence A. Todman, one of the first Black U.S. ambassadors, championed human rights at home and abroad. Learn more.
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Putting an end to street harassment everywhere

Learn about how three organizations are tackling street harassment of women, people of color and members of the LGBTQI+ community.