Police in Brussels, Belgium, prevented a group of Kurdish protesters from marching near the city center, March 10, 2018. Brussels’ Kurdish community has held demonstrations against Turkey’s military operations in Afrin, Syria. In January, Turkey began an offensive against the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), which Ankara considers a terror organization. The Kurds deny they are a terror group.
VOA News | December 19, 2017 by Niki Papadogiannakis WASHINGTON — Artist Carlos Carmonamedina is curious about his surroundings. Since growing up in Mexico, traveling around to Europe for school, he’s […]
VOA News | September 22, 2017 by Niki Papadogiannakis WASHINGTON — Kayra Martinez took calligraphy paper and pens into refugee tents in Greece last year. “That was the first time I […]
VOA News | January 17, 2017 by Niki Papadogiannakis A record 800 congregations have opened their doors to serve as sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants and other vulnerable populations, doubling from about 400 […]
VOA News | October 24, 2016 by Niki Papadogiannakis Calling human trafficking a “multibillion dollar criminal enterprise,” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday reaffirmed a focus on providing victim- […]
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