Out of the closet, still in the game

The United States is becoming a fairer place for LGBTI athletes at all levels. Some of these athletes share their inspiring stories here.

Alondra de la Parra raises her baton, and classical musicians make...

As a sophomore Alondra de la Parra launched the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, featuring performers from 22 countries, and quickly made headlines.

President Obama’s message on Hajj and Eid al-Adha

As Muslims from around the world mark the end of their holy pilgrimage of Hajj, Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to Muslims celebrating Eid al-Adha.

What is a U.S. college like for a student with a...

Learn what the U.S. college experience is like from a person with disabilities. Join the discussion with leaders and advocacy groups on Nov. 19.
Woman in hijab and hockey gear skating on ice rink (© Washington Post via Getty Images)

The hockey world is abuzz over the skills of a young...

Fatima Al Ali, a hockey-playing, hijab-wearing woman from Abu Dhabi with a wicked slapshot, got to live her dream and practice with the Washington Capitals.
Miniature crèche scene with animals (D.A. Peterson/State Dept.)

Holiday treasures at Washington’s National Cathedral

Discover a seasonal treat at Washington's National Cathedral, which offers an annual exhibition of nativity scenes from around the world.

American arts rich with Hispanic heritage

These eight great artists have drawn on their Latin American roots as well as American experiences to shape the artistic landscape.

America’s first Muslim-majority city council

Immigrant groups to the U.S. have a similar story of influence: economic impact, culture and politics. What do these new different perspectives mean?

U.S. Catholics increasingly reflect America’s diversity

Pope Francis will meet a diverse flock on his upcoming U.S. visit. More than 30 percent of churches are shared between at least two ethnic or racial groups.