Idaho and Utah recently created laws to protect mothers who are nursing in public against fines for public indecency, contributing to the movement to make breastfeeding more widely accepted as cultural norms shift away from infant formula toward breast milk in the US.
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.
Three residents and members of an African-American community-development program filed a lawsuit last month that charges Washington's urban development planning with overlooking the impacts these policies, aimed at turning the capital into a "world-class city," have had on poorer communities in the area.
France players celebrate winning the World Cup with coach Didier Deschamps after beating Croatia 4-2 at the Luzhniki Stadium, in Moscow, Russia, on July 15.
The national coffee chain closed more than 8,000 of its locations nationwide Tuesday afternoon to hold anti-bias training for employees after a controversial arrest of two black men in one of the company's Philadelphia stores in April.
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.
The drop in birth rates last year is surprising given baby booms often mirror economic ones, and last year saw low unemployment and a growing economy. Several other factors are driving the decrease including changing attitudes about motherhood and changing immigration patterns.
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.