Covering race, identity and politics for NBC News. Previously on the campaign trail overing Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren.
Water Security: Climate, Health And Infrastructure | Meet The Press Reports
Meet the Press Reports: Water is a vital and precious resource. How do we keep it secure and make sure all Americans have access to clean and usable water?
Va. Lt. Gov. Fairfax says he was treated like George Floyd, Emmett Till over sexual assault allegations
Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax said during the state’s Democratic gubernatorial debate Tuesday night that he was treated like George Floyd and Emmett Till when Democrats immediately called for his resignation after two women accused him of sexual assault in 2019.
Critics cite lack of gun-control debate after Atlanta shootings, say it's about who is 'relatable'
The shootings in Boulder, Colorado, and the Atlanta-area last month that left 18 people dead has reignited the political exchange around gun control. But that discussion shouldn't overshadow the stark contrast in the political response to the two attacks or in the news media coverage.
All 23 Democratic governors sign letter condemning anti-Asian hate, violence
In the wake of the Atlanta-area shootings and the significant rise in violence toward Asian Americans, a bipartisan group of 26 governors released a letter Friday morning in solidarity and support for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.
What a hurting community says it needs from its Asian American vice president
After six Asian women were killed at three Atlanta-area spas on Tuesday, the phrase "stop Asian hate" trended on social media for two days and a national spotlight was cast on a year of violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. As a community grieves and says it is gripped by fear, civil rights leaders say people are looking to the vice president, the most prominent Asian American in politics.
Shalanda Baker and the energy crisis plaguing Black and brown Americans
Baker is the first person to focus exclusively on energy justice. "We're in a fork in the road," she said.
Amid wave of violence, Asian Americans, Black communities build coalitions
It felt like a proper response that wasn't just ‘We need more cops, we need more cops, we need more cops,'" one activist said.
Kamala Harris to be sworn in as vice president by Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, according to an official with the President-elect Joe Biden's transition team — making Wednesday's inauguration that much more historic.
The year in young Asian Americans doing the political organizing that campaigns didn't
Asian Americans see the lowest rates of political outreach. In 2020, young people helped register, vote and fight misinformation — and it started at home with their families.
Change or keep your name? For 'Kamala,' 'Nikki' and others, a story of identity, culture and power
Trump continues to question 'Kamala' pronunciation, and it highlights why some people of color feel a push to code switch.
Harris uses personal story to court recent immigrants, communities of color
The California senator is partly focused on increasing Democratic margins over Trump, including in key battleground states.
Obama makes video with Harris to share thoughts about Biden
“So tell me about Joe,” Kamala Harris asks Barack Obama, in a new campaign video released Tuesday. The video, provided first to NBC News, features the former president talking with Harris about his relationship with Joe Biden.
Kamala Harris named by Joe Biden as his VP pick
Joe Biden has chosen Kamala Harris, the prominent senator from California whose political career has included many barrier-breaking moments, as his running mate, his campaign announced on Tuesday.
How Kamala Harris or Tammy Duckworth as VP could impact the Asian American and Pacific Islander vote
Largely overlooked in the public VP discussions, Biden's selection of a running mate with Asian American roots could appeal to growing populations in key states.
Confederate monuments coming down in Virginia, but 2 prominent Lee statues remain
Memorials to Robert E. Lee in Richmond and Charlottesville are stuck in legal battles despite public protests and the governor's pledge.