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  1. Drums, dragons and dancers paraded through New York’s Chinatown on Sunday to usher in the Year of the Pig in the metropolis with the biggest population of Chinese descent of any city outside Asia. Confetti and spectators a half-dozen or more deep at points lined the route of the Lunar New Year Parade in lower Manhattan. “The pig year is one of my favorite years, because it means lucky —...
  2. First it was the furor over a proposed new "popular" film category, then it was the fiasco over planned host Kevin Hart, and last month the organizers of the Oscars were accused of intimidating celebrities not to present at rival award shows. Last week, another storm erupted when, as part of a pledge to shorten next Sunday's Oscars ceremony, plans to present awards for cinematography, film...
  3. More than 100 artisans and 170 films from around the world are being showcased at the 27th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival in Los Angeles.  The multiday event in the largely African American neighborhood of Baldwin Hills aims to connect Africans to people of African descent from around the world. “As a result of the slave trade and colonization, African people are spread all over the...
  4. It’s billed as North America’s largest and longest-running auto show, now in its 111th year. The 2019 Chicago Auto Show offers a lineup of nearly 1,000 vehicles occupying nearly 1 million-square-feet of space at the McCormick Place Convention Center. A special preview for members of the media at the annual show is a chance for manufacturers to show off their latest and greatest products about...
  5. Billed as the largest and longest running auto show in North America, the Chicago Auto Show this year is showing a notable change in the kinds of vehicles on display at the city's McCormick Place Convention Center. As VOA's Kane Farabaugh reports from Chicago, the shifting preferences of consumers is driving the kinds of vehicles manufacturers are producing and marketing.
  6. More than 170 films from around the world are being shown at the 27th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival in Los Angeles. The multiday event aims to connect Africans and their counterparts from around the world. VOA's Elizabeth Lee has the details.
  7. Uganda's junior minister for tourism this month sparked controversy by suggesting that curvy women could be promoted as a tourist attraction. Uganda earns billions of dollars from wildlife tourism. But, the idea of adding women to that list has generated heated debate about objectifying women. Halima Athumani reports from Kampala.
  8. Italian fashion house Gucci announced a major push Friday to step up diversity hiring as part of a long-term plan to build cultural awareness at the luxury fashion company following an uproar over an $890 sweater that resembled blackface. Gucci also said it will hire a global director for diversity and inclusion, a newly created role that will be based in New York, plus five new designers from...
  9. A gay French writer has lifted the lid on what he calls one of the world's largest gay communities — the Vatican, estimating that most of its prelates are homosexually inclined and attributing much of the current crisis in the Catholic Church to an internecine war among them. In the explosive book, In the Closet of the Vatican, author Frederic Martel describes a gay subculture at the Vatican...
  10. The Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage said in an interview aired Friday that he didn't talk about his British citizenship before because he didn't want to get deported. The Grammy-nominated artist, whose given name is She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested Feb. 3. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement called it a targeted operation. He was released from immigration custody Wednesday on a...