Man wearing military hat and sitting at dining room table (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

America’s first black Marines: The Montford Pointers

February is Black History Month in the U.S. Meet America's first black Marines, known as the Montford Pointers, and learn how they got their name.
Man standing with arms folded beneath decorated ceiling (© Carol Guzy)

Chef fuses ancient and modern cultures through food

In Washington, a museum's in-house restaurant serves food that evokes its biblical roots and pleases customers from all over the globe.
Piles of colored plastic polymers and a water bottle (Shutterstock)

The United States is the ‘best place’ to open a business

The impressive development and growth of minority-owned businesses in America are helping to fuel the nation's surging economy.
Composite of Rosie the Riveter poster and woman working machine in factory (© Corbis/Getty Images; © Bettmann/Getty Images)

Goodbye to the real-life Rosie the Riveter

The iconic poster of "Rosie the Riveter," a World War II factory worker, inspired a nation. The woman who inspired the poster has died at age 96.
Girl speaking at lectern in front of large group of people at the Lincoln Memorial (State Dept.)

Students embrace the words of Martin Luther King Jr. [video]

On Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, January 15, fifth-graders from a Washington school recite King's most famous speech from the Lincoln Memorial steps.
Basketball player spinning ball on her fingers (© Brett Meister/Harlem Globetrotters)

An ‘Ace’ up the sleeve of the Harlem Globetrotters [video]

The Harlem Globetrotters have wowed fans with comic basketball feats for decades. They also do a lot of good — like helping to stop bullying.
Russian Orthodox crosses standing in a field in front of a church (Shutterstock)

In Alaska, linguists preserve Russian dialect

Preservers are at work in the sleepy Alaskan village of Ninilchik, where elderly residents speak a Russian dialect frozen in time, unchanged since 1847.
Doorway with trees and flags leading to a Christmas tree ((© Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Decking the White House halls

The White House's holiday decorations conjure up a winter fantasy each year. See how the magic happens with trees, ornaments and more.
Woman in headdress and embroidered blouse placing candles in a candelabra (© AP Images)

Americans celebrate their African heritage during Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa is a seven-day event in the U.S. based on African festivals and celebrated through music and dance from December 26 through January 1.