Attention employers: People with disabilities are problem solvers

Employees with disabilities take on challenges and think "outside the box" better than most people. Those are very useful skills in the working world.

African-American fraternities and sororities: Moving to their own beat

At the turn of the 20th century, the first of the "Divine Nine" African-American college fraternities and sororities was established to cultivate leadership and academic...
President Obama walking down outdoor columned walkway (White House/Lawrence Jackson)

A tall chair, a short commute and a White House accessible...

The West Wing of the White House may be the most famous office in the world. Watch a video tour given by one of its most unique and well-placed staffers.
Large house (Library of Congress)

Civil rights heroes and the homes they lived in

The heroes of the civil rights movement helped reduce the barriers that excluded African Americans from equal treatment. Here are some of their homes.
Hands gripping large rainbow cloth stretching along street (© Nelson Antoine/AP Images)

Honoring Pride worldwide [photo gallery]

Today's Pride events celebrate diversity and emphasize the LGBTQI+ community's desire for equal rights and justice.
Man and puppet (© AP Images)

A Muppet with autism to debut on Sesame Street

Folks on Sesame Street have a way of making everyone feel accepted. That certainly goes for Julia, a Muppet with autism who will make her TV debut April 10.
John Lewis sitting in an office (© Jeff Hutchens/Getty Images)

From civil rights activist to member of Congress: Remembering John Lewis

Civil rights hero John Lewis passed away July 17, after battling cancer since December. Learn more about his life and legacy here.

Got a meeting with President Obama? You’ll have to get past...

Refusing to allow her hearing disability to be a barrier, Leah Katz-Hernandez greets visitors and foreign leaders before they meet with President Obama.

Ramadan Kareem from President Obama

As the new crescent moon brings in the holy month of Ramadan, Michelle and I send our warmest greetings to all those observing the month of fasting.