Two young men standing on a college campus (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

At U.S. colleges, African students shape their future

As the number of students in sub-Saharan Africa seeking university degrees continues to rise, more students look to the United States for a college experience.

Presidents Washington and Obama agree: America is for immigrants

Anti-immigrant sentiment rises in the U.S. at times, but in each case the nation repudiates those views and welcomes its newest citizens.
Man arranging food on a plate behind a food service counter, with buffalo hide on wall behind him (© Carol Guzy)

Teaching visitors about Native American cuisine

Curious about Native American cultures? Then visiting a restaurant dedicated to Native foods should be on your agenda, says a prominent Navajo chef.
Two men shaking hands on baseball field (© Charles Krupa/AP Images)

A baseball first: What’s historic about the 2018 World Series?

Every fall since 1903 the World Series is played to determine baseball's champion team. This year for the first time both managers are from minority groups.

How same-sex marriage is becoming legal in the U.S.

Until 2004, same-sex marriages were not legal anywhere in the United States. Today, more than 70 percent of Americans live in states where they are allowed.
Abid Riaz Qureshi (© AP images)

Obama nominates Muslim American as federal judge

President Obama has nominated Abid Riaz Qureshi to be a federal judge. If confirmed, he would be the first Muslim American to serve in such a role.
Man in Army uniform with hands raised in prayer (© AP Images)

Muslim U.S. Army chaplain seeks to bridge gaps between cultures

Following the 9/11 extremist attack on the Pentagon, Army chaplain Dawud Agbere has built a prayer community there where Muslims can exercise their faith.
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.
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.