Raef Haggag (© Akbar Sayed)

He sings about an America that is home to immigrants

For Egyptian-American musician Raef Haggag, faith and patriotism go hand in hand; his belief fueled a musical project that is bringing him renown.

Celebrate Hispanic-American heritage

Hispanic Americans are the largest minority group in the United States, making up 17 percent of the population. Learn more about this vibrant community.

U.S. mourns a blues legend who got the president to sing

The music world lost a legend May 14. Watch how blues guitarist B.B. King was so influential and infectious, he even got President Obama to sing.
Many statues of different people (© Acritely_Photo/Alamy Stock Photo)

Juneteenth: Remembering the end of slavery

Learn about Juneteenth, an African American holiday that celebrates what historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. calls "the shining promise of emancipation."
Justice Thurgood Marshall

Marshall breaks racial barrier as first U.S. Supreme Court black justice…on...

A major civil rights activist and noted jurist, Justice Thurgood Marshall became the first African American to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court and...

Obama extends warm wishes to Muslims on Eid-ul-Fitr

President Obama and Michelle Obama extend their warmest wishes to Muslims in the United States and around the world celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr.
Artist's rendering of new memorial (Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian)

Native American Veterans Memorial coming to Washington

In 2020, a new memorial will honor the stories and sacrifices of Native American soldiers and their families from across the United States.
Woman standing with arms outstretched with snow falling around her (© Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Versatile Paralympian poised for another medal run

Born in Ukraine, Oksana Masters is a double-amputee who has become one of America’s most versatile Paralympians, winning medals in both the Winter and Summer Games.

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.