• Detroit Oct 16

    Honoring the City of Detroit With Poetry and Activism

    Natasha Miller says the city of Detroit, where she was born and raised, has given her a lot over her life. It has also taken a lot, including her brother, who was shot and killed in the city during a robbery. But now she is honoring the “complicated story” of Detroit with both her words and her community activism.

  • Election 2020 Sep 22

    How A Mass Shooting Survivor Is Helping Other Gen Z Voters Get Politically Engaged

    Marcel McClinton, who survived a mass shooting outside his church as a teenager, helped organize the March for Our Lives Houston rally when he was 16. And when he was just 17, he launched a bid for a seat on the Houston City Council. While it was unsuccessful, he forced the race to a runoff. Now this gun control activist...

  • Europe Nov 30, 2019

    Global Climate Protests Ahead of UN Meeting in Madrid

    Protesters in cities across the world staged rallies Friday demanding leaders take tougher action against climate change, days before the latest global conference, which this year takes place in Madrid. The rallies kicked off in Australia, where people affected by recent devastating wildfires joined young environmentalists protesting against the government’s pro-coal stance. Janet Reynolds said she had come to the...

  • Florida Oct 24, 2019

    Miami-Dade Commissioners Consider LGBT Ordinance

  • United States Jun 26, 2019

    Serena Williams Becomes Second Black Female Tennis Player to Make Cover of Wheaties Box

    Twenty-three time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams has been honored by General Mills as the face of the new Wheaties cereal box. In her picture, she is outfitted in a white dress similar to the one she was wearing when she lifted her seven Wimbledon trophies. A seven-time women’s player of the year, Williams was ranked world No.1 in...

  • NBC Jun 11, 2019

    David Johns on his Mission to End LGBTQ Bias and Stigma

    David Johns sits down with Nessa to talk about his mission to end LGBTQ bias and stigma. He says the first step is to have conversations, and the second step is to be an accomplice to the LGBTQ community, not an ally. Johns also emphasizes the importance of preventing HIV through medications, like PrEP and PEP.

  • head Jun 3, 2019

    Store Clerk Speaks Out After Brutal Beaten During Robbery in Hollywood

    Cruise industry officials long insisted that ship accidents wouldn’t happen in Venice’s busy Giudecca Canal, saying guiding tugboats and technology ensured safety. The 65,500-ton cruise ship that crashed into a much smaller riverboat docked along the canal on Sunday proved them wrong. Italy’s transport minister ordered the head of the Venice port to Rome on Monday to discuss the accident,...

  • head Jun 3, 2019

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    Cruise industry officials long insisted that ship accidents wouldn’t happen in Venice’s busy Giudecca Canal, saying guiding tugboats and technology ensured safety. The 65,500-ton cruise ship that crashed into a much smaller riverboat docked along the canal on Sunday proved them wrong. Italy’s transport minister ordered the head of the Venice port to Rome on Monday to discuss the accident,...

  • Mayor Jun 3, 2019

    Venice, Budapest Crashes Renew Debate on Cruise Ship Safety

    Cruise industry officials long insisted that ship accidents wouldn’t happen in Venice’s busy Giudecca Canal, saying guiding tugboats and technology ensured safety. The 65,500-ton cruise ship that crashed into a much smaller riverboat docked along the canal on Sunday proved them wrong. Italy’s transport minister ordered the head of the Venice port to Rome on Monday to discuss the accident,...

  • Facebook Apr 12, 2019

    Parents Press Harvard to Remove Opioid Maker's Name From Museum

    Parents whose children fatally overdosed on opioids are demanding Harvard University remove the name of a family whose company makes the powerful painkiller OxyContin from a building that housed one of its art museums. About two dozen parents protested Friday outside the building the housed the Arthur M. Sackler Museum.

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Oct 31, 2018

    Fact Check: Looking at Trump's Twitter ‘Truth'

    President Donald Trump says social media is “my form of telling the truth.” In fact, there are many well documented examples of Trump — as a candidate and as president — spreading false information on Twitter.

  • Donald Trump Oct 31, 2018

    Can President Trump End Birthright Citizenship?

    If President Donald Trump tries to end birthright citizenship, a legal battle is likely to take place.

  • President Oct 7, 2018

    At Least 50 Dead, 100 Burned in Congo Tanker Truck Fire

    At least 50 people were killed and more than 100 were badly burned when a tanker truck in Congo collided with another truck and, as villagers rushed to collect the leaking fuel, burst into flames, witnesses and officials said Saturday. Faced with one of the country’s deadliest traffic accidents, President Joseph Kabila ordered three days of national mourning “in this...

  • NBC Aug 24, 2018

    Vic Mensa's ‘Anti-Bait Truck' Event in Chicago to Offer Free Shoes

    A Chicago rapper’s foundation will be giving away thousands of shoes in a low-income South Side neighborhood where a recent sting using “bait trucks” to lure potential shoe thieves faced criticism from civil rights activists and local officials.

  • Attorney May 30, 2018

    A Timeline of Harvey Weinstein's Undoing

    Chief investigative reporter Jonathan Dienst reports looks back at the timeline of events that led to Harvey Weinstein’s undoing, after the disgraced film mogul handed himself over to police to face rape charges Friday.

  • California May 24, 2018

    McDonald's Votes Down Proposal for Nixing Plastic Straws

    McDonald’s isn’t ready to stop offering plastic straws, despite environmental concerns. A shareholder proposal to pressure the world’s biggest hamburger chain on the matter was voted down at the company’s annual meeting Thursday. The proposal by activist group SumOfUs asked for a report about the “business risks” of using plastic straws at the chain’s 37,000 locations globally. McDonald’s said it...

  • Governor Mar 19, 2018

    Cecile Richards Stepping Down As Planned Parenthood Leader

    Cecile Richards, who led Planned Parenthood through 12 tumultuous years, is stepping down as its president.

  • United States Dec 27, 2017

    Guatemalan Woman Being Deported Spends Christmas at Airport

    A Guatemalan woman facing deportation spent Christmas night at the Salt Lake City airport before flying back to her native country with her four young children after months of failed efforts to stay in the U.S. Maria Santiago Garcia took off early Tuesday after nearly two dozen friends and supporters saw her off. They carried signs that read “No person...

  • Donald Trump Nov 8, 2017

    Rev. Al Sharpton: President Trump Is the Same Blowhard I Knew in New York

    A year after Donald Trump was elected president, activist and MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton took stock of Trump’s tenure in an essay for NBC News’ THINK opinion section: As a native New Yorker, I have watched Donald Trump’s star rise and fall over the past 30 years. Over my long career as both an advocate and politician, I have...

  • judge Aug 23, 2017

    Judge Finds Racism Behind Arizona Ban on Mexican-American Studies

    Racism was behind an Arizona ban on ethnic studies that shuttered a popular Mexican-American Studies program, a federal judge said Tuesday. U.S. District Judge A. Wallace Tashima found that the state enacted the ban with discriminatory intent. He had previously upheld most of the law in a civil lawsuit filed by students in the Tucson Unified School District. But a...

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