civic equality

Why we honor women of courage

The annual International Women of Courage Award is about more than the winners. Their examples inspire more women to make a difference in public service.

‘I spent 10 years of my life going back in time’

African-American history is personal for Spirit Trickey, daughter of Minnijean Brown of the Little Rock Nine.

How Arab Americans make their voices heard

Arab Americans have one of the highest rates of political participation of any ethnic group in the U.S. and serve at every level of the government.

Protect your bottom line, protect all your employees

If you want to be successful in business, you have to provide equal opportunity. How LGBTI anti-discrimination policies increase productivity and morale.

In United States, religious practices can’t factor into hiring decisions

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Abercrombie & Fitch’s failure to accommodate a Muslim woman's hijab headscarf violated her right to freedom of religion.

Women’s March Madness creates basketball stars … and business executives

"This is March Madness — anything can happen," says Cierra Burdick, a forward on the Tennessee women's basketball team. The University of Tennessee’s Lady Volunteers are...

What is a woman of courage?

“One of the highlights of my year,” said Michelle Obama.  “You only have to look around the room today to see how strong women...

“These men and women gave their children and grandchildren opportunities they...

Great things can have humble beginnings. This story begins on the south side of Chicago. The Pullman Company, a manufacturer of luxury railroad cars, built a neighborhood named...

‘To right a grave wrong’

Remembering the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II helps ensure civil liberties are never again sacrificed in the name of security.