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Tourists at the mingling with Stone Mountain and colorful trees in the background

Stone Mountain — home to the largest Confederate monument in the US — is celebrating its first Juneteenth


Officials say it will be a symbolic triumph on Saturday when Stone Mountain, Georgia, celebrates the holiday that marks the end of slavery in the US.

Izcan Ordaz, center, has been spending more time with his parents Simon Ordaz, left, and Xochitl Ortiz during the pandemic.

For this young Latino, spending more time with family is an upside to the pandemic

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Women wear costumes as they take part in Carnaval in Jacmel, Haiti. The similarity between Carnaval and Mardi Gras in New Orleans is just one connection the two places share.

New Orleans and Haiti are linked by culture, food and history

A Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia.

What to do with America’s Confederate statues and monuments


Do monuments and memorials need to change as society changes? If so, is that changing history or is it changing memory?

When Deepak Singh moved to the US from India, he took a downwardly mobile journey from MBA to minimum wage.

An Indian immigrant’s US journey ‘from MBA to minimum wage’


Deepak Singh arrived armed with an MBA from India, but he couldn’t find a job in his field in the US. He ended up working a minimum-wage job at a mall electronics store.

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Why some immigrants and refugees in Louisiana are having trouble getting married


A new law in Louisiana that adds new requirements to process marriage licenses is being challenged for discrimination against refugees and immigrants.

Child looks at camera while sucking thumb

In Arkansas, schools are supposed to teach in English. Here’s how one district gets around it.


Mentors and liaisons in Springdale are determined to help Marshallese students preserve their language and culture, despite state law. And they hope their programs can grow.

Kids at camp Anytown Alabama do an exercise on what it might mean to be undocumented, including the difficulty getting health coverage.

Learning what it’s like to be undocumented at an Alabama summer camp


When I went to camp Anytown Alabama, the focus was on interracial dialogue. Now immigration is part of the camp curriculum.