This is Black History Month in the U.S. A dance school in the nation's capital has been making history for more than 75 years with its commitment to high-quality dance training. The school, which started at a time when African-American dancers had few opportunities to study classical ballet, is thriving. VOA's June Soh introduces us to Jones-Haywood Dance School in Washington. Carol Pearson narrates.
“Bitter Harvest” is a historical drama that weaves a love story around the Holodomor — a devastating famine in Ukraine that killed millions in the 1930s when the country was part of the Soviet Union. The movie sheds light on a tragedy that Soviet authorities concealed and is still little known outside of Ukraine. Tatiana Vorozhko and Iryna Matviichuk of VOA’s Ukraine Service discussed the challenges of filming and producing the film with its creators.
U.S. President Donald Trump won cheers Friday from the Conservative Political Action Conference. The annual gathering of activists has not always embraced the billionaire businessman, but many now appears to be warming up to Trump as a nontraditional conservative. VOA’s Bill Gallo reports.