Row of aircraft with 'Fedex' painted on tail (© Greg Campbell/AP Images)

U.S. companies helped China in its time of need

When the Chinese people faced the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. businesses came to their aid by donating millions in cash, supplies and expertise.
Man in African garb speaking into a microphone (© HK Media)

The ‘Wakanda Generation’ unites for Africa

Learn about a new effort to enable young African leaders to join forces with the African-American diaspora to advance development in Africa.
Tiered building at sunset reflecting off black tiles (© Alan Karchmer/Smithsonian Institution)

Get a peek at the new African-American history museum [video]

The Obamas visited the National Museum of African-American History and Culture ahead of its opening on September 24. Watch the video for a tour.
Woman with bundle on her head walking past people selling bright fabric along railroad (© Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)

Millions escaping poverty in a strong global economy

The global poverty rate dropped to a record low in 2017, with poor countries enjoying faster growth than wealthy ones. More gains are on the horizon as the world vows to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030.
Donald Trump and Jared Kushner (© AP Images)

Trump initiative to bring business ideas to government

The newly created White House Office of American Innovation will seek to overhaul government functions by using ideas from the business sector.
Close-up view of box of various pastries (Shatila)

Visit this oasis in Michigan for America’s ‘best baklava’

Riad Shatila never forgot the delicious pastries of his youth in Lebanon. Today the late Michigan baker's family still sells what's been called America's best baklava.
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How do American Muslims serve the community? [video]

What do members of the Islamic Center of Southern California in the Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles do on Saturdays? They help the hungry.
Lion dance and confetti during Chinese New Year celebration (Shutterstock)

Celebrating the Lunar New Year: The Year of the Dog

People across the United States and around the world will come together this month to celebrate the Lunar New Year with fireworks, parades and lanterns.
Hikers crossing over rocks on Appalachian Trail (© Gregory Rec/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)

The Appalachian Trail, beloved by hikers, turns 80

The 3,500-kilometer Appalachian Trail calls more than 3 million hikers to the woods every year and has inspired scenic trails in other countries.