African Americans

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Eritrea-Ethiopia peace deal brings hope

Learn what a recent peace accord between Ethiopia and Eritrea means for two businessmen hailing from each country and now living in the Washington area.
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The new faces of American diplomacy

Learn why Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wants a more diverse foreign service and how the State Department reflects America’s changing demographics.
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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.
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NASA pioneer Katherine Johnson celebrates 100th birthday

Katherine Johnson, a trailblazing mathematician whose calculations for NASA were part of a blockbuster movie, just celebrated her 100th birthday.
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The ‘Wakanda Generation’ unites for Africa

Learn about a new effort to enable young African leaders to join forces with the African-American diaspora to advance development in Africa.
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Celebrate diversity with this free poster

Diversity enriches society in many ways. This free poster pays tribute to the importance of diversity in the workplace, school and other areas.
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In England, royal wedding has an American accent

The wedding of American actress Meghan Markle to Prince Harry will blend British pageantry with carefully chosen American elements, a fresh take on time-honored traditions.
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The woman behind your GPS

Meet Gladys West, whose mathematical calculations changed the world. Now 87, West looks back on her role as a pivotal player in the development of GPS technology.
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America’s first self-made female millionaire [video]

Want to learn about Madam C.J. Walker, who built a business empire and became America's first self-made female millionaire? Check out this video.