Catzie Vilayphonh was born in a refugee camp after her family fled the war in Laos, leaving behind their world before America. She now dedicates her life to making sure others in her community understand and celebrate where they come from.
Wallace Peeples, aka Wallo267, was “born” in prison. He now preaches his own form of gospel to a large congregation of social media followers through Instagram.
Eli Grayson's fascination with Creek history led him to some unexpected information about the Creek Nation, and his own family tree.
Frontier of Change - Cordelia Kellie first truly felt at home when she started learning the Inupiaq language and visited her mother’s hometown, Wainwright. Now she shares her knowledge and pride in Alaska Native culture with other young Alaskans.
UnMonumental - The Confederate monuments in Richmond, Va. tell only a small piece of the city’s rich story. Free Egunfemi is trying to change that.
What's the Flux: Commuter Dispatches - Dorian Taylor is an inspired athlete, not just in spite of being a wheelchair user, but also because of it.
Storymakers: Durham - Courtney Smith hated baking at first. Now, she is learning how to perfect it at Loaf bakery in Durham.
Anacostia Unmapped - Kymone Freeman, co-owner of We Act Radio in Anacostia, wants to stop displacement of his neighbors as gentrification closes in.
Baltimore: The Rise of Charm City - Anthony Williams is the manager at the Shake & Bake Family Fun Center. He calls the center a safe haven for old and young alike.
Dímelo - Jesus Guerrero sells Sonoran hot dogs outside Tucson City Court. His cart is called Hot Dog Tutuli, which means "the most beautiful" in the Yaqui language.
Homefront: Fort Drum - Feed our Vets pantry director Tonia Russell cares for veterans, active service members and herself at the organization's monthly food pantry.
Every ZIP Philadelphia - Diane Precht grew up in a tight-knit black community in Philadelphia. Then she left.
Unprisoned - When Troylynn Robertson's sons were incarcerated, she had to learn how to navigate the system. Now she shares that knowledge.