Asian Americans

Piles of colored plastic polymers and a water bottle (Shutterstock)

The United States is the ‘best place’ to open a business

The impressive development and growth of minority-owned businesses in America are helping to fuel the nation's surging economy.
Hand holding Foldscope, with plants and grass in background (State Dept.)video

$1 origami microscope powers discovery [video]

One Stanford researcher is putting powerful microscopes in the hands of schoolchildren and researchers. Made of paper, these scientific tools cost only $1.
Composite of illustrations of five women (Energy.gov)

5 brilliant women you should know

During Women’s History Month, we celebrate five brilliant women who made their marks in science, technology, engineering and math.
NIkki Haley speaking at lectern (© AP Images)

Daughter of South Asian immigrants becomes U.N. ambassador

Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will serve as the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
Dragon puppet on street (© AP Images)

The Year of the Rooster: How are Americans celebrating?

People across the United States and around the world will come together to celebrate the Lunar New Year, one of many winter holidays celebrated in America.
Five babies in diapers sitting in row (Shutterstock)

What’s in a surname? A clue to U.S. diversity.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau's latest data, surnames from around the world are becoming more prevalent in the list of popular surnames in the U.S.
Time-lapse photo of sun traversing the sky (© AP Images)

Across America, winter celebrations

Americans love a party, and winter offers several holidays for family and friends to meet and celebrate religious and cultural events.
Ellen DeGeneres standing next to President Obama at podium and another man holding medal (© AP Images)

‘Today we celebrate extraordinary Americans’

Athletes, artists and scientists were among the 21 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor, November 22.
Kamara Kay and Rady Mom in separate images (Courtesy of Kay and Mom campaigns)

A first: Cambodian-born candidates vied for same statehouse seat

For the first time in U.S. political history, two Cambodian-born candidates faced off in a state legislative election. See who won.