Asian Americans

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.
Woman singing into microphone (VOA via YouTube)

Culture keeps Houston’s Vietnamese community strong [video]

The Vietnamese community in Houston thrives because its members use their native language during special events and in their daily lives.
People eating at the Asian Garden Mall in California (© AP Images)

Asian culture spices up America’s mealtimes

Japanese, Thai, Korean, Indian, Burmese and other Asian cuisines are increasingly available in grocery stores and restaurants in the United States.
Chinese Super-Man comic book cover (Courtesy of DC Entertainment)

A superhero takes flight anew

The original Superman's powers have been transferred to a teenager from Shanghai named Kenan Kong, the creation of California comic writer Gene Luen Yang.
Neon pizza sign and man preparing several pizzas (© AP Images)

What takeout food reveals about U.S. history

How and what Americans eat often reflect the changes taking place in society at any particular time. Fast food and pizza delivery can teach us a lot.
People standing in line and sign saying 'Vote Here' (© AP Images)

Immigrant voters: The key to victory?

To understand voters, politicians use census data. The most recent data found that almost 1 in 10 U.S. voters is an immigrant.
Jesse Owens crossing finish line in race in large stadium (© Alamy/INTERFOTO)

U.S. Olympic standouts: A look back in photos

American athletes from earlier Olympics who broke records in their sports and barriers in society are remembered in this photo gallery.