Lenore T. Adkins
U.S. gives millions to boost education in Honduras
Learn how millions of dollars from the United States and other partners will improve education for the children of Honduras.
U.S. report documents human rights abuses in 2022
The 2022 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices shows "a backsliding in human rights conditions," Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.
Ringing in the new year with Nowruz
The Persian New Year, also known as Nowruz, begins on the spring equinox. Read on to find out how it's being celebrated in the United States.
Women fighting for change are honored at White House
On International Women's Day, the U.S. Department of State honored 11 women who are risking their lives for change. Get to know them here.
A distinctive sign language thrives among Black Americans
Meet Carolyn McCaskill, a deaf American who educates the world about Black American Sign Language and the people who use it.
Chef diplomats will use food to connect cultures
The American Culinary Corps will tell America's story with food in diplomatic settings. Read all about it here.
Why these 35 words matter to every American
Presidents Day is February 20. Learn why every U.S. president must take the oath of office upon assuming the presidency.
Exhibit explores how Americans work together for a cause
Volunteering is one of the pillars of American democracy. Learn about a Library of Congress exhibit that explores voluntary associations.
Can a name become a metaphor for civil rights?
Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy lives on in the U.S. in part through thousands of things named after him. Learn how that tradition began.