On the 91st birthday of the ailing ex-president, his generosity and inspiration is recalled by a man who had to pay his own way through high school, then joined the Carter presidential campaign and rode that train all the way to the White House, no college degree required.
In a live forum at the Harvard School of Public Health, a panel of experts look at how US policy on race has changed — and hasn't changed — through the years. Phillip Martin of our partner WGBH News moderates.
Yowei Shaw was born in the United States and speaks virtually no Mandarin. Her grandfather is from Taiwan and speaks virtually no English. Kid talk was fine when Yowei was a kid. But now she's grown up, she's determined to have proper conversations with Yeye— before it's too late.
Afghan teen rapper Sonita Alizadeh used to be a child laborer when she lived in Iran as a refugee. Now she's a junior at Wasatch Academy in Utah, and reflects on the difference between work and homework.
The history of the US isn't all revolution and liberation. There's a lot of violence, persecution and discrimination. But if the country wants to truly move forward, it would be well-served to address the good with the bad.
The world may be experiencing one of the worst refugee crises of modern times, as millions flee war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa for safety and a new life in Europe. But the refugees could actually be a benefit, rather than a burden, for Europe.
Among those killed in the crush of the Hajj crowd in Mina, Saudi Arabia, last week was a woman beloved in Nigeria and beyond. Hajiya Bilkisu Yusuf, a pioneering journalist and activist, broke down barriers in a patriarchal society.