The Hajj Journey of Black Americans

As Shahidah Sharif, an African-American Muslim, joined millions of fellow pilgrims from around the world on the hajj this year, she felt a renewed connection. To her own “blackness,” she says, but also to humanity as a whole.

U.S. Elections Through the Years

Political hopefuls burn bright, then fade. Parties and poll numbers rise and fall. Presidents pass the torch, power changes hands.