Easter traditions in America

Easter traditions in America

Cardinal Timothy Dolan at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City on Easter in 2017. (© Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/VIEWpress/Getty Images) Easter traditions in America By Mary Jane Maxwell -Mar 31, 2021 This year on April 4, many American Christians will...
Poetry helps American physicians to heal

Poetry helps American physicians to heal

Dr. Daniel Becker wakes up around 4:30 a.m. every day, pours a cup of coffee, then disappears into his office for an hour. There, he writes poems before starting his day treating patients. Becker is a physician at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and he...
Black women scientists who are trailblazers in STEM

Black women scientists who are trailblazers in STEM

Black women in the United States have been pioneers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Too often their enormous contributions were overlooked. Some of these women: Dr. Patricia Bath, who invented a laser device to correct cataracts; Dr....
African American trailblazers in diplomacy

African American trailblazers in diplomacy

African Americans’ contributions to U.S. diplomacy began in the late 19th century, when abolitionists Ebenezer Bassett and, later, Frederick Douglass were appointed as chiefs of mission to Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Since then, African American...