Fifty years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, his dream of eradicating poverty through social movement remains relevant today. As a tribute to King’s legacy, the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the National Museum of American History, have collaborated on an exhibition that is not just about poverty but American democracy and political and social change. VOA’s Mariama Diallo reports.
Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei has unveiled a 60-meter inflatable rubber raft carrying more than 300 anonymous oversized figures in Sydney, Australia, to represent the plight of refugees around the world. His work of art comes as more than 11-thousand migrants have arrived by sea in Europe so far this year, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Nearly 430 have died or gone missing in the attempt. VOA’s Mariama Diallo reports.
Chris Spear has been cooking professionally since he was 16. Over the years, he worked for big restaurants, but he missed flexibility and wanted to be more creative. So, he founded his own catering company, Perfect Little Bites. Last January, he also founded a networking group for independent chefs. As Faiza Elmasry tells us, Chefs without Restaurants helps independent chefs share resources and find greater success. Faith Lapidus narrates.