Unmarked slave cemeteries are thought to be widespread across the southern United States. As they're being discovered, historians and archeologists are working with landowners, like Shell Oil, to honor the gravesites and bring closure to slave descendants.
American Jews and Muslims have been forming alliances to build trust as an antidote to violence in their homelands. They have visited each other's places of worship, trained executives in cultural understanding, and joint groups have toured civil rights sites in the South.
Why relaunch an antipoverty campaign 50 years after the first one was derailed by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination? Organizers of the new Poor People’s Campaign, which launches May 14, say they see the same problems, compounded by a tendency today to see poverty as a personal moral failing.
A wave of vets-turned-candidates are vowing to temper the culture of tribalism with a greater spirit of bipartisanship.
California led the way by being the first state to provide paid family leave for workers to care for sick family members or to bond with a new child. In January, the state expanded its benefits. The idea is gaining ground in the United States, showing a shift toward more compassionate workplace practices.
A crew member hugs a migrant child aboard the Aquarius rescue ship before disembarking in the port of Valencia, Spain, June 17.
The treatment of two Mohawk teens on a campus tour of Colorado State University has stirred discussions about tolerating cultural differences within American society. Among the 1 percent of US college students who are Native American, less than half complete a four-year degree.
Volunteers across the state are tending to the graves of African-Americans, which had fallen into states of neglect over the years. They want to preserve a part of Virginia's overlooked history and to honor the contributions of people from everyday citizens to state leaders.
For Puerto Ricans hit hard by hurricanes, feeling forgotten as they pick up the pieces is yet another blow. But as communities band together to recover, some also find encouragement, empowerment, and inspiration for deeper changes after the power returns.
Ichiro Suzuki, who will be the first Japanese player voted into the Hall of Fame, is assuming a new role off the field in the front office of the Seattle Mariners since joining the team in 2001.