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Properly pronouncing a name is a sign of respect

Last week, President Donald Trump had two mispronunciations go viral. While signing the Great American Outdoors Act, he said “Yosemite” as if the word...

Today marks 75 years since the U.S. bombed Hiroshima

Seventy-five years ago today, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, and then Nagasaki just three days later, to end World War...

Madeline Swegle becomes the first Black female tactical air pilot

The history of naval aviation began over 100 years ago. And now, after a century of technological...

How to talk to your kids about the police

Kids are endlessly inquisitive. Sometimes they ask some pretty strange questions. Then there are the tough questions. The ones that make you wonder how...

AOC offers a lesson in standing up for yourself

Yet again, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has taken the internet by storm. AOC gave a nearly 10-minute speech on the House floor in response to Rep....

Latino admits make UC history with new record

For the first time ever, Latinos make up the biggest group of California freshmen admitted to the University of California school system.  The incoming class...

5 heartwarming moments from Simone Biles’ Vogue cover story

Simone Biles was set for another stellar showing at the Olympics this year. So when the Tokyo games got postponed to July 2021, it...

St. Peter senior with Down syndrome hits pair of 3-pointers

Mason Doherty gives a high-five to a teammate while warming up before a game in St. Peter. Jackson Forderer As people filed into the...

San Francisco Elects 1st Asian American Sheriff in California History

San Francisco just elected a new sheriff — the first Asian American sheriff in California history. Paul Miyamoto, who is of Japanese ancestry, was sworn...

Children of color projected to be majority of U.S. youth this year

Demographers project that whites will become a minority in the U.S. in around 2045, dropping below 50% of the population. That’s a quarter-century from now...

Howard University #1 in Sending Black Applicants to U.S. Medical Schools

WASHINGTON, D. C. (August 8, 2018)  — Howard University is America’s No. 1 institution for producing Black applicants to U.S. medical schools, according...

Foster mom with 2 biological children adopts 6 boys

MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee woman is hoping to inspire others to open their homes to kids in needs. Jessica Benzakein, a foster mom, has two biological...
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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month underscores need for research funding

In 2015, 8-year-old Ty Murray’s hips were uneven. It hurt for him to walk and his left leg was slow growing. Ty was not...

News of the day: Judge rules 2020 census will continue through October

Late Thursday, Northern California U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh issued a preliminary injunction that pushes the 2020 census deadline to October 31.  The decision comes...

Culturas Corner: Meet Ankita & Gayatri Bansal

Culturas Corner highlights individuals who make their community a better place through their work, business, volunteering or activism. Today we learn about THERE!, a...

The Hispanic Heritage Month history lesson continues

Hispanic Heritage Month runs through October 15, so Culturas took a dive into more important historical figures! Next up are Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera,...

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