California lawmakers voted to ban discrimination based on caste, adding protections for people of South Asian descent. The bill heads to Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk and if signed will make the state the first to outlaw the practice. NBC News’ Gadi Schwartz reports. Producer.
Across Chicago’s South Side neighborhood, 10 acres of previously vacant lots are now packed to the brim with flowers, kept blossoming through fully sustainable farms. NBC News’ Shaquille Brewster tells us about the program that’s innovating gardening, while giving back the community. Editor.
Los Angeles County officials along with the city council have issued an apology for the "shameful" Zoot Suit Riots 80 years later. In 1943, white, uniform servicemen attacked young Mexican, Latino, Filipino and Black men for wearing the suits in a series of riots that swept the city for a week. Producer, Editor, Researcher.
Scientists and researchers are looking at a string of incidents reported after orcas appeared to attack and sink sailing vessels. Biologist and wildlife conservationist Jeff Corwin theorized these attacks are due to "rambunctious" or "playful behavior" or the animal could be coping after "a traumatic event." Producer.
Dr. Akshay Syal takes us to NYU Langone Health where new A.I. technology is diagnosing brain tumors in record time, which opens the doors to possible new life-saving treatments. Cinematographer, Assistant Producer.
For those who recently quit drinking, the holidays can prove to be a more challenging time for maintaining sobriety. NBC Medical Fellow Dr. Akshay Syal reports on a new trend of alcohol-free bars that are providing a safe space for sober Americans. Producer, Cinematographer.
As food costs are up more than 12% from 2021, two of America’s largest grocery store chains, Kroger and Albertsons, are preparing to merge in a deal worth roughly $25 billion. NBC News’ Joshua Johnson is joined by Sarah Miller from the American Economic Liberties Project which publicly opposes the planned merger as some lawmakers claim it would increase consumer costs. Producer.
Despite a grim outlook for small businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic, independent bookstores are booming, driven partly by booksellers hoping to diversity the business. NBC News’ Maya Eaglin speaks with Lucy Yu, the owner of Yu & Me Books in New York City. Cinematographer.
Puerto Ricans are fighting to keep public beaches from going private, blaming wealthy developers for forcing locals out. NBC News’ Isa Gutiérrez is on the island speaking with residents about the wave of gentrification that is displacing many locals. Producer.
Asian Americans still facing an unprecedented level of hate since the pandemic. Join NBC News' Vicky Nguyen for a conversation on healing and solutions. She’s joined by actor Daniel Dae Kim, Basketball star Jeremy Lin, as well as Phil Yu also known as Angry Asian Man. Assistant Producer.
Two Ukrainian mothers, juggling the hardships of war with the challenges of raising children, speak to NBC News NOW about their perseverance. Cinematographer, Producer.
Many of the 700 Indian students who were trapped at Sumy University in northeast Ukraine have been successfully evacuated. NBC News’ Zinhle Essamuah reports on how for some the road to safety is increasingly uncertain. Editor, Producer.
Hundreds of Indian students are trapped in eastern Ukraine, holed up in universities for cover and even melting snow for drinking water as they are desperate for supplies. NBC News’ Zinhle Essamuah has more on their fight for a safe escape. Editor, Producer.
A spike in immigration has made it hard for undocumented day laborers to find work. NBC News’ Isa Gutierrez spoke with two women who shared their frustrations in finding opportunities. Producer, Writer, Cinematographer, Editor.
NBC News Capitol Hill correspondent talks to Jessica Cisneros who is challenging Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) amid the FBI investigation into him. Editor.
Survivors of the deadly Kentucky tornadoes shared stories of how they made it through the storm. NBC News’ Wendy Woolfolk spoke with Kentuckians and volunteers who drove all the way from Nashville to help in the recovery efforts. Producer, Editor.
NBC News' Brandy Zadrozny reports on how people in Europe are skeptical of the Covid-19 vaccine due to conspiracy theories that were made in the U.S. Producer, Writer, Editor.
NBC News NOWs’ Ezra Kaplan takes a look at the world’s oldest Santa school in Midland, Michigan, where hundreds of grey-haired men and women learn everything from toy making to Christmas carols and even lessons in sign language ahead of the holiday season. Editor.