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    2014-11-10

      Veterans Day: U.S. Military Veterans Honored Each November
    Veterans Day: U.S. Military Veterans Honored Each November

    November 11 is Veterans Day in the United States, and parades, ceremonies and tributes to veterans and their families are planned throughout the country to...

    2014-10-31

      Election Day: Democracy in Action
    Election Day: Democracy in Action

    Election Day in the United States often arrives dressed as a carnival, ready to attract attention and excite voter interest.

    2014-10-21

      U.S. Democracy: Midterm Elections
    U.S. Democracy: Midterm Elections

    U.S. midterm elections, which occur in even-numbered years in the middle of a presidential term, determine which political party will control Congress for ...

    2014-10-16

      U.S. Supreme Court, Guardian of the Constitution
    U.S. Supreme Court, Guardian of the Constitution

    The Supreme Court of the United States is the ultimate arbiter of constitutionality and a check on the powers of the executive and legislative branches.

    2014-09-24

      Heritage in Peril: Iraq and Syria
    Heritage in Peril: Iraq and Syria

    Damage to historic sites in Iraq and Syria is rapidly destroying all evidence of ancient life and society. The United States is urging all parties, and the...

    2014-08-29

      Labor Day: An Ode to the American Worker
    Labor Day: An Ode to the American Worker

    Unlike other U.S. holidays, Labor Day does not pay tribute to a person or memorialize a historic event. It gives voice to the American worker.

    2014-06-13

      U.S. Route 66: A Journey for Travelers Seeking ‘Americana’
    U.S. Route 66: A Journey for Travelers Seeking ‘Americana’

    Before interstate highways were created in the late 1950s, motorists crossing the United States between Illinois and California depended on Route 66 as the...

    2014-05-23

      Memorial Day: Reflection and Celebration
    Memorial Day: Reflection and Celebration

    Americans observe Memorial Day as an occasion to honor the soldiers who have given their lives to protect the United States, its citizens and their freedom...

    2014-03-24

      A Practical Approach to Journalism Ethics
    A Practical Approach to Journalism Ethics

    A Poynter Institute expert provides practical examples of how to apply journalism ethics in the digital age.

    2014-03-06

      Starting and Maintaining a Blog
    Starting and Maintaining a Blog

    Whether you're a political junkie or a fashion maven, blogs provide a platform for you to voice your opinion and share your story.

    2014-02-13

      Presidents Day: Honoring U.S. Presidents Washington and Lincoln
    Presidents Day: Honoring U.S. Presidents Washington and Lincoln

    Increasingly, the holiday honoring President George Washington has become an occasion to celebrate the birthdays of both Washington and President Abraham L...

    2014-02-10

      Combating Wildlife Trafficking: Respect and Protect
    Combating Wildlife Trafficking: Respect and Protect

    Illicit trade in threatened and endangered species is a multibillion-dollar business, and the increasingly intense demand for products derived from Africa’...

    2014-01-31

      Super Bowl Sunday: An Unofficial Holiday for Millions
    Super Bowl Sunday: An Unofficial Holiday for Millions

    The annual Super Bowl, which determines the championship of American football, has become one of the most popular television events and gone beyond its sta...

    2014-01-31

      African-American Leaders: Ben Carson, Neurosurgeon
    African-American Leaders: Ben Carson, Neurosurgeon

    Ben Carson led a 70-member surgical team that performed the first successful operation to separate conjoined twins who were joined at the head.

    2014-01-30

      African-American Leaders: Oprah Winfrey, TV Host, Philanthropist
    African-American Leaders: Oprah Winfrey, TV Host, Philanthropist

    Oprah Winfrey was the first African American to rank among the 50 most generous American philanthropists.

    2014-01-29

      African-American Leaders: Earl Stafford, Philanthropist
    African-American Leaders: Earl Stafford, Philanthropist

    Earl Stafford’s foundation has given more than $1 million to provide health, education and training to people in poor communities.

    2014-01-29

      African-American Leaders: Shonda Rhimes, TV Writer, Producer
    African-American Leaders: Shonda Rhimes, TV Writer, Producer

    Shonda Rhimes, writer and producer of Grey's Anatomy, is the first African-American woman to create and executive-produce one of the most popular network s...

    2014-01-28

      African-American Leaders: Lynn Nottage, Playwright
    African-American Leaders: Lynn Nottage, Playwright

    Lynn Nottage received a MacArthur “genius” grant and won the Pultizer Prize for drama.

    2014-01-28

      African-American Leaders: Mae Jemison, Doctor, Scientist, Astronaut
    African-American Leaders: Mae Jemison, Doctor, Scientist, Astronaut

    Doctor and scientist Mae Jemison was the first African-American woman in space.

    2014-01-27

      African-American Leaders: Catherine L. Hughes, Media Leader
    African-American Leaders: Catherine L. Hughes, Media Leader

    Catherine L. Hughes was forced to live in the studio of her first radio station. The company grew to become the largest African American–owned broadcasting...

    2014-01-27

      African-American Leaders: Johnnetta B. Cole, Multifaceted Academic
    African-American Leaders: Johnnetta B. Cole, Multifaceted Academic

    Johnnetta B. Cole was the first African-American woman to lead Spelman College, a historically black school for women in Atlanta.

    2014-01-24

      African-American Leaders: Ursula Burns, Corporate Executive
    African-American Leaders: Ursula Burns, Corporate Executive

    Ursula Burns is the first African-American woman to head a Fortune 500 company.

    2014-01-23

      African-American Leaders: Will Allen, Urban Farmer
    African-American Leaders: Will Allen, Urban Farmer

    Will Allen hopes to make fresh, locally grown food available in low-income urban neighborhoods across America.

    2014-01-22

      African-American Leaders: Elizabeth Alexander, Poet
    African-American Leaders: Elizabeth Alexander, Poet

    Elizabeth Alexander is one of only four poets to have participated in a presidential inauguration.

    2014-01-17

      Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.: A Day to Serve Others
    Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.: A Day to Serve Others

    In 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial segregation and racial discriminatio...