People walking around Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial (© Patrick Semansky/AP Images)

Martin Luther King Jr.’s day of service [video]

On the holiday recognizing Martin Luther King Jr., many Americans honor him by performing acts of service for their communities.
Left photo: Women working at laptops around table (Courtesy of Social Visão do Bem) Right photo: Women packing boxes (Courtesy of Free Soul Foods)

AWE inspires Brazilian women entrepreneurs

A State Department-funded program in Brazil taught 90 women how to build their businesses. Learn more here.
Man holding up his sleeve as he is vaccinated (© Akhtar Soomro/Reuters)

U.S. sends COVID-19 vaccines worldwide [rolling updates]

The United States is donating billions in COVID-19 vaccine doses, funding for COVAX and medical supplies to countries all over the world.
Two women in white clothing holding flags, hugging, among crowd on street (© Ivan Valencia/AP Images)

Resolving conflicts: Diplomacy works

What is the best way to reduce conflicts and civil turmoil? Take a look at how peaceful negotiations have worked in the past.
Illustration of U.S,, EU and Ukraine flags together (© helloRuby/

America’s steadfast support for Ukraine, European security

The United States and NATO allies remain committed in their support for Ukraine’s independence, territorial integrity and sovereignty.
Young men and women laughing around a video camera and boom mic (Courtesy of Hetq Media Factory)

Supporting independent journalism in Europe

Meet some reporters in Serbia, Armenia and Georgia who inform their communities and build a tradition of journalistic independence.
Two men holding handfuls of apples in apple orchard, with mountains in background (Murad Atayev/USAID)

Supporting fruit growers in Central Asia

USAID is helping fruit growers in Central Asia increase their harvests with modern techniques. Read about three successful orchards.
Illustration of buried time capsule (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Time capsules took off in 2021

People have long locked away items in capsules for future generations to open. Some are quirky. Some are serious. Discover for yourself.
Students playing musical instruments outside (Courtesy of Rock Island–Milan School District #41)

Daily life in America moves outdoors

With the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing in the U.S., many businesses and schools are choosing the outdoors to work, play and dine.