VOA News | August 24, 2016 by Niki Papadogiannakis, Bill Gallo “It’s never been this easy” Cartoonists are having a ball this election. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s bombast and Democrat Hillary […]
Broccoli City Festival merges music, community activism and environmentalism in a day-long event held in southeast Washington, D.C. The 4th annual festival featured hip-hip artist Future, R&B singer-songwriter Jhene Aiko and breakout singer Anderson .Paak. D.C-based collective One Love Massive organized a smaller stage that featured some of the area’s most prominent artists including DJ Ayescold, alternative art ensemble Nag Champa, and celebrated go-go band Rare Essence. Many of the vendors featured a message of social justice and positivity, including community activist group Black Lives Matter DC, local thrift and vintage clothing shops, visual artists and food trucks
Spain hosted 6.5 million migrants in 2013, according to the OECD “World Migration in Figures” report. Migrants comprise less than 14 percent of Spain’s 46.77 million. Although a seemingly low percentage compared to the United States’ 45.8 million migrants, the European economic crisis and the social conditions in Spain put an extra strain on migrants.
Originally published in This is Valencia on August 6, 2015. Story by Cynthia Pleitez, Niki Papadogiannakis and Michelle Vargas “When they come I run like the bulls. When they are […]
By the time Lorraine Wong turned 21, she participated in political protests against the government of Hong Kong and set up a cultural diversity project with people from five different countries. Plus, she served as vice president of her university’s international leadership organization.
Yet, she feels lost.
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10 p.m. on a Wednesday, the Plaza De Toros is alive with the sounds of cheering fans. In the stands is, Isona donning a bright pink shirt and white shorts with her long brown ponytail. She is whistling, clapping and cheering on as the matador faces the bull.
Living near Washington, D.C. all my life, I was aware of homelessness at a very young age. In Farragut Square, the heart of downtown D.C. at least 10 different homeless […]