In 1981, uprisings broke out in communities all throughout England, with poverty and heavy-handed policing to blame. If that sounds familiar to you, black Britons who remember the riots also see similarities in how the US and UK treat minority communities.
Many Mexican immigrants will benefit from President Obama's recently announced immigration measures, but they're far from the only ones. Asian American immigrants aren't often at the center of the debate, but they're a growing group, and thousands could also get deportation relief.
When it comes to coping with climate change, crowdsourcing of small solutions around the world can be as important as big-ticket approaches. That's the philosophy behind the Climate CoLab project at MIT.
Hiking was never fun for Van Pol when he was a child: It brought back fearful memories of his family's escape from Cambodia and into refugee camps. It wasn't until a high school field trip to a New Hampshire peak that hiking became Van's salvation.
Green energy is more popular than ever, in both red and blue states. But with Republicans taking over Congress, the government's approach to climate change and renewable energy is up in the air. So what comes next?
Iran and the West couldn't reach a deal on Iran's nuclear program, but they did agree to continue talks on a nuclear deal for seven more months. While it's not what policymakers hoped for, John Kerry and other leaders still seemed positive that a deal is in the making.
You can see the phrase scrawled on walls around the globe from Tahrir Square to Ferguson, seemingly anywhere people take to the streets: "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised." It was the creation of American jazz poet Gil Scott-Heron, whose biographer says he'd enjoy the term's enduring use.
Bill Cunningham, a legend of the fashion photography world, may seem like a relic: He's 85 and still devoted to shooting on film. But he's also giving fans a look into his work and life using the decidedly new-school medium of Instagram.
Some Republicans are so incensed about President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration that they're calling it illegal. It's easy to find similar disagreement over the use of presidential powers in other political systems around the world.
The Dalai Lama prohibits his followers from praying to what he considers the malevolent deity of Dorje Shugden. But adherents of this practice, many of them western converts, say the Tibetan religious leader is guilty of persecution.
In 1950, singles were just 22 percent of the adult population. Now, they've taken over. More than half of American adults are single, and that may have some surprising benefits — from the way people join civic groups and socialize to how they take part in the lives of their hometowns.
The conversation about events in Ferguson involves race, but maybe not in the way you think. While a new study showed that most white Americans don't have non-white friends, many people say it shouldn't be taken as an indicator of personal racism but rather large-scale issues that deserve the real attention.
It was a rare political moment: the US Secretary of State paying a compliment to Cuba. But that’s what happened Friday when John Kerry commended Cuba's role in West Africa, where the island nation has sent more health workers than any other country — and plans to send even more in the coming weeks.
What makes the issue of citizenship so divisive? What does the “path to citizenship” look like now and what obstacles already exist for immigrants? What impact might the different plans have on this country? Join an online discussion.
You may have noticed that more and more wine bottles — even expensive ones — are increasingly coming with screw tops and synthetic stoppers. You might not think much about the stopper when you make a purchase, but cork producers want you to start. They're mounting a campaign to show that real cork is better for the planet.
Around the world, revelations about NSA spying have caused outrage and protests. But not so much in the US. In fact, older Americans seem more worried than digitally plugged-in youth, whose electronic lives are being monitored. One researcher says young people don't seem so worried about the government acting as Big Brother.
Radio DJ Casey Kasem was born Kamal Amin Kasem, the son of Lebanese immigrants. Kasem is perhaps best known for his weekly radio show, American Top 40. But, we want to remember Kasem for his Arab American roots and activism within that community.
Offshore wind power has huge potential in the United States, but few wind farm projects are being approved. Now, a project on Lake Erie that once looked promising has lost federal grant money and may also be in jeopardy.
Stanford University students against fossil fuel investments made by their university used the same channels alumni used years ago to make a stand against apartheid. Stanford officials listened then, and now. It will purge its $18 billion endowment of coal stock.
College majors are about as integral to the college process as graduation and term papers. But in an era where change is coming at an ever-quickening pace, do they even make sense any more? Author Jeff Selingo suggests they do not.
Police and security personnel put on a show of force at this year's Boston Marathon, in what's likely to be a sign of the new normal. But the crowds near the finish line, where two bombs went off during last year's race, were big and enthusiastic.
Creating the National September 11 Memorial Museum that was dedicated today was not an easy process. Elizabeth Greenspan, who wrote the book, "Battle for Ground Zero," says many aspects of how to remember and interpret the tragedy are still controversial and even taboo.
As one of the first black women to ever appear on German television, Mo Asumang has faced her share of hate — mainly from the neo-Nazis of Germany. And she decided to confront the haters, including American KKK members, in a documentary exploring how the Nazi's appropriated the Aryan identity from Iran.