Date palm tree with clusters of fruit (Shutterstock)

The ‘perfect’ Ramadan food … grown in the USA

Muslims traditionally break their fast with a bowl of dates. If you're observing Ramadan in the U.S., it's a good bet those dates come from California.
Ayad Akhtar sitting with hands folded on table (© Nina Subin)

American playwright explores his Muslim roots

Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Ayad Akhtar first struggled to find success, then found his voice by incorporating his religion into his work.
Women praying in shadows (© Getty Images/Allen J. Schaben)

In pictures: A look back at American Muslims during Ramadan

Like other Muslims around the world, American Muslims observe the holy month of Ramadan. See how they pray, fast and feast around the U.S.
Group of men in suits walking down city street (Dani Diamond)

Make way for the Maccabeats [video]

May is Jewish American Heritage Month in the United States. Meet an a cappella group that combines pop songs with Jewish traditions.
View of mosque from above (Courtesy of Diyanet Center of America)

Mosques in urban and rural America

A desert in New Mexico, a cornfield in Ohio and a street in New York City have one thing in common: mosques. American Muslims worship here.
Girls dressed in traditional Roma outfits (© AP Images)

For the Romani people, survival is a matter of tradition

April 8 is International Romani Day. This persecuted minority has a rich culture it has shared with the world for nearly 2000 years.
Two Frederick Douglass quarters resting on old books (U.S. Mint)

New coin honors Frederick Douglass

The U.S. has a new coin featuring Frederick Douglass, a prominent African American who escaped slavery in 1838 and later became a statesman.

Ethiopians put down roots in Washington to build their largest U.S....

Thousands of Ethiopians have settled in Minneapolis, Seattle, Atlanta and other cities, but the greater Washington area has the most Ethiopian residents.
Front and back of gold coin (U.S. Mint)

The new face of U.S. currency: An African-American ‘Lady Liberty’

For the first time in the history of U.S. currency, the United States will make a coin featuring Lady Liberty as an African-American woman.