President Obama with text reading 'Obama on Race' (State Dept./ J. Maruszewski)

Answers on race in Obama’s own words

Americans are revisiting race relations after recent killings of African Americans and of police. Here's what President Obama says.
Man standing in greenhouse (© Scott Gries/Invision/AP Images)

Black Muslims: An important part of America’s story [photo gallery]

Black Muslims have played a role in America’s story. Learn how they continue to contribute to U.S. culture.
Girls performing an Irish dance in a parade (© Shiho Fukada/AP Images)

Everyone is Irish on March 17

When people think of St. Patrick's Day, they usually think of green clothes, corned beef and parades — none of which are originally Irish!
Close-up of Matthew Henson in fur coat and hood (Library of Congress)

Who is this pioneering Arctic explorer?

One of the first people to stand on top of the world "challenged the world's perceptions of what people of color were capable of achieving."

What’s the secret that transforms newcomers into Americans so fast?

Through their education levels, job diversity, income and mastery of English, U.S. immigrants show how quickly someone can integrate into American society.
Police photos of Joan Mulholland (Mississippi Department of Archives and History)

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland: Civil rights hero

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, a white teenage girl with a conservative Virginia upbringing, became an unlikely civil rights hero in the Jim Crow era.
Cartoon monkey and two humans pointing at the moon (© Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Curious George returns — to help his Muslim friend

Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat help their new friend, Kareem, celebrate Ramadan to help children learn about different cultures.

When you’re visually impaired, cash can be confusing

The U.S. dollar is the world's most dominant reserve currency and the one most used in international transactions. Federal Reserve notes worth about $1.29...
Patrons eating in restaurant (Brian Widdis)

Ramadan feasts, restaurant style: Serving iftar across America

Breaking the Ramadan fast while in the United States? A quick roundup of three restaurants in different U.S. cities offers a glimpse of what to expect.