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Job seeker Johannes Oveida looks over a brochure at a job fair at Lehigh Carbon Community College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, March 7, 2024. 

Open secret: Some international students in the US are going hungry

Community colleges are an attractive option for international students, in part, because they’re a fraction of the cost of four-year universities. But higher nonresident tuition fees, ineligibility for state or federal aid and limited options for work can still generate sticker shock for people when they arrive in the US.

Chhom Nimol is the lead singer of Dengue Fever.

How this Cambodian American singer found her voice

Screenshot from "Cape Flats Kung Fu" by Eavesdrop.

‘Planet Hip Hop’: The music will always be the voice of the people, Samy Alim says

Planet Hip Hop
man near stack of books

Translators struggle to keep up with increasing demand for Ukrainian literature amid the war

Luke Sital-Singh's new single is called "Me & God."

Musician Luke Sital-Singh finds catharsis by singing a song to God

Los Gatos live in concert, 1968. 

How the Beatles inspired a rock revolution in Argentina


The birth of Argentine rock coincided with a turbulent time in Latin American history when many countries fell under military dictatorships. 

Rodrigo Amarante

Brazilian Rodrigo Amarante’s solo album ‘Drama’ testifies to a rich musical career


The Brazilian songwriter’s second-ever solo album contains everything from ‘Tuyo,’ the theme song he wrote for the Netflix series “Narcos,” to the more personal, ‘Tango,’ about the people he wants to be surrounded by.  

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar urges Senate to take up a bill renewing the Violence Against Women Act at a news conference outside the US Capitol in Washington, on May 22, 2019. 

Activists argue the US doesn’t do enough to protect domestic workers. Can an international hearing change that?

After 14 years of efforts, activists are calling the US out on an international stage for failing to protect domestic workers.

Zimbabwean American singer, poet and activist Shungudzo says she finds an outlet for her activism through music.

Artist Shungudzo feels an urgency to ‘use her words’ to fight against racism


In her music and poetry, Shungudzo tackles the racist experiences she had growing up in Zimbabwe and the US.

Mexico's Defense Secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda is shown wearing his military uniform and billed hat while holding his right hand up to salute.

Arrest of former Mexican defense minister shakes military


Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday that his ambassador to the United States told him two weeks ago that there was an investigation underway there involving Mexico’s former defense secretary, who was arrested Thursday in Los Angeles.