People in band uniforms in formation, playing instruments (Courtesy of South Bend Tribune/Greg Swiercz)

Small town, big sound

The John Adams High School marching band of South Bend, Indiana, has been an essential part of the community for generations.
George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush standing in the Oval Office (© AP Images)

Former presidents help in times of disaster

When a disaster like Hurricane Harvey or Irma strikes, former U.S. presidents often step up to galvanize public support for those left homeless.
Tuskegee Airmen posing next to airplanes (© Getty Images)

New U.S. coin to celebrate African-American airmen

African-American airmen’s contributions to World War II will be immortalized on a new U.S. coin to be released in 2021.
Woman singing with band (© Desiree Navarro/WireImage via Getty)

Cécile McLorin Salvant offers a fresh take on jazz [video]

She's only 27, but Grammy Award–winning jazz singer and songwriter Cécile McLorin Salvant has music critics drawing comparisons to a century of jazz greats.
Illustration showing pronouns written on diverse group of human figures (© Shutterstock)

Why do many Americans list pronouns on social media profiles?

Read on to learn why it matters what pronouns you use to refer to people and how the United States embraces sharing pronouns.
Two men holding swords, dressed in capes, walking toward castle (© Getty Images)

Game of Thrones and the Russian language [video]

Dothraki, the language spoken by the warrior tribe of Essos from the show “Game of Thrones,” borrows many of its components from Russian.
Landscape in Wadi Rum, Jordan (© Jeremy Horner/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Hollywood finds a partner in Jordan

To many, Jordan has become the Hollywood of the Middle East, with an award-winning film commission and a number of recent hit films shot there.
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.
Pottery jar (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Works by enslaved 19th-century artist now show in U.S. museums

David Drake, who was born enslaved, learned to read and write when it was illegal. His hundreds of ceramics with inscribed poetry were an act of resistance.