The United States has a long tradition of recognizing foreign figures by naming streets after them. Often that's done at the request of an immigrant community with a significant presence in the area. That's the case along of stretch of Brooklyn's Coney Island Avenue in New York City, which has been renamed after the founder of modern Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. VOA reporter Aunshuman Apte attended the naming ceremony and has this report.
The Oscars this year features a diverse range of nominations from the first Netflix film, Roma to Black Panther as possibly the first superhero film that could win the Best Picture award. Since the twitter campaign #OscarsSoWhite began in 2015, the Academy Awards has been criticized for lacking diversity and failing to include marginalized communities. Critics say this year's nominations, as usual, failed to recognize the Asian community. VOA's Anna Kook has more.