Left photo: People taking selfie in front of tulips (© Greater Topeka Partnership) Right photo: People snowshoeing on mountain (© Visit Park City)

What is a chamber of commerce?

State and local chambers of commerce are famous for holding ribbon-cutting ceremonies but do so much more. Get a sense of those duties here.
Simone Biles looking at balance beam (© Gregory Bull/AP Images)

Elite athletes in U.S. help break stigma of mental illness

By acknowledging their own mental health battles, athletes are raising awareness of conditions that affect millions worldwide.

The U.S. protects the right to protest injustice [video]

People in the United States use the freedoms guaranteed in the First Amendment to change their government and work towards a more perfect union.
Opening shot of video with headshots of 25 MacArthur grant winners (© John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)

Celebrating the 2021 MacArthur ‘genius grant’ innovators [video]

The MacArthur Foundation announced the winners of its annual "genius grants." Read about how the winners are using their creativity.
Mural depicting many African American historical figures (Courtesy of Collection of the Hampton University Museum)

Preserving a historic African American mural for future generations

Learn about an important piece of art that the National Trust for Historic Preservation is working to protect for future generations.
18 jerseys of Latino baseball players (Jaclyn Nash/National Museum of American History)

Latinos remain central to America’s national pastime

An exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History showcases how Latinos have made lasting impacts on baseball.
Illustration of open book surrounded by new words added to dictionary (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Dictionaries add words as American English evolves

Learn some of the new words and phrases that were recently added to dictionaries and see how they reflect our rapidly changing world.
Woman gesturing toward her face standing next to man holding microphone (© Scott Legato/Getty Images)

How do sign language interpreters work?

Learn about the federal laws that require sign language interpreters in the United States and where you'll regularly find them.
Toni Stone holding a baseball (© Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images)

Meet Toni Stone, who broke barriers in baseball

Toni Stone was a pioneering figure in baseball. Many sports fans don't know her name, but a play about her life explains why they should.