American Muslims mark Ramadan with iftars, prayer and public service

Prayer, fasting, gathering with friends and family at iftar, and engaging in community service are ways that American Muslims celebrate Ramadan.
A mixed-race family (Courtesy of Mike Tauber)

Who are Americans? It’s complicated, especially in terms of race

“Where are you from?” The question, seemingly simple, is anything but clear in the United States. It could be asking where you were born, where...

The White House’s African-American influence

You can tell a lot about people from what they hang on the walls of their home. The paintings in the White House demonstrate...

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.
Woman holding an 'I Voted' sticker with translations in many languages (© Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. states and localities offer ballots in many languages

Read on to learn why ballots in American elections are offered in so many different languages and what some of those languages are.
Front and back of gold coin (U.S. Mint)

The new face of U.S. currency: An African-American ‘Lady Liberty’

For the first time in the history of U.S. currency, the United States will make a coin featuring Lady Liberty as an African-American woman.
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5 little-known facts about Melania Trump

First lady Melania Trump, a former international model, speaks several languages and is involved in various causes. Learn new facts about her.

Stephen Hawking proves disabilities don’t have to hold you down When diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, at the age of 21, Stephen Hawking was told he had...
Men and women in long robes in street (© Vahid Salemi/AP Images)

Before and after 1979: Women’s rights in Iran

While women around the world have been breaking barriers for decades, Iranian women have struggled to gain back the basic human freedoms they lost in 1979.