Easter, also known as Resurrection Sunday, commemorates Jesus' resurrection, three days after his crucifixion. It's preceded by Lent, 40 days of fasting, prayer and repentance. While Easter is a solemn holiday for Christians, it's also a time for families to get together around the festival holiday table, one that has been influenced by the many cultures that make up American society. VOA's Mariama Diallo visited an Italian market owned by Suzy and Bill Menard and filed this report.
Advocates have pushed for the Davis statue to be removed from the Capitol for years. Their protests gained momentum following the racially-motivated 2015 murders of nine people at an African-American church in South Carolina and the violent protests last year at a white supremacist rally in Virginia
She’s talked shop with President Barack Obama and is soon to be the subject of a feature documentary. Mai Khoi, an outspoken musician who has become a thorn in the side of the Vietnamese government, was detained Tuesday after refusing to shut up about human rights amidst a widening crackdown on dissent in the country. David Boyle reports from Hanoi.