In November, Minnesota voters will decide on a proposed constitutional amendment that reinforces the state's ban on same-sex marriage. The upcoming election has forced many Somali immigrants to come to terms with their beliefs on gay marriage, an issue many consider taboo.
May is National Bike Month, a month promoting cycling as a transportation alternative. New data show dramatic increases in bicycle use over the past decade in cities across the country. The data also revealed economic savings from bike commuting.
A new documentary, "Somewhere Between," follows four girls as teenagers coming to terms with who they are and where they come from. The World's Jeb Sharp caught up with the filmmaker and three of her subjects at a recent screening in Boston.
Some Somalis in America are concerned that the famine that's battering the nation isn't getting the level of coverage that other recent disasters, like the Japan tsunami or Haiti earthquake, have gotten.
Somewhere Between seeks to tell the story of the 80,000 girls adopted from Chinese families over the past 25 years. What feelings do they have as they manage their quest to understand what their roots are, and how that culture meshes with the culture they grew up in, here in the United States.
Todd Melby reports on efforts by Somali-Americans to focus more attention on the conflict taking place in Somalia; the East African country is driven by violence, as government troops backed by Ethiopia fight against Islamist insurgents.
A number of women and girls around the world have joined a global campaign to end violence against women and girls through dance. Participants are claiming public spaces and using their voices to call for change for the future.