Juneteenth: A day to celebrate Black communities’ strength
Learn about Juneteenth, an African American holiday that celebrates what historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. calls "the shining promise of emancipation."
Americans greet the Year of the Tiger with a cautious roar
Many cities are moving ahead carefully amid the pandemic with outdoor festivities celebrating the Lunar New Year.
45,000 become U.S. citizens during Constitution Week
For the thousands becoming U.S. citizens this week, the date holds an extra special significance. It is the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution.
Music keeps U.S. troops in formation, boosts morale
U.S. troops stay in step on marches by singing cadence calls about military life. Learn more about them and other military music traditions.
Iranian Americans free to thrive in the U.S.
Across the U.S., Iranian Americans flourish in their cultural and business pursuits. Los Angeles, home to the largest concentration of Persians outside of Iran, is the heart of the global Iranian diaspora.
It takes grit to help volunteers have fun
A volunteer-group leader needs to know what inspires others to serve to attract people who are willing to invest their time and talent.
Building bridges through cultural exchange
The State Department's Exchange Visitor Program is now called BridgeUSA, emphasizing private-sector opportunities for people who wish to work in the U.S.
The U.S. fights coronavirus worldwide [rolling updates]
See the many ways that the U.S. government, businesses and private citizens are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic around the world.
Flying high: Lessons from a professor of skateboarding
Neftalie Williams sees a skateboard not just as a method of exercise and expression, but as a tool to help transcend barriers of language or nationality.