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Maya Brown

Maya Brown is an associate social newsgathering reporter for NBC News.

Maya Brown is an associate social newsgathering reporter for NBC News.

Latest from Maya Brown

6d ago

A Black woman's breast cancer diagnosis led to a community of survivors embracing natural beauty products

Tiah Tomlin-Harris created an online support group in her hometown of Atlanta for other women on their cancer journey, called My Style Matters.

A breast cancer survivor says she didn’t feel supported by doctors. Now she’s the founder of a online support group for Black women

Tiah Tomlin-Harris still remembers the feeling of not being able to breathe when her doctor told her she had triple-negative breast cancer, a rare and aggressive form of the disease, at age 38.
12d ago

The word 'negrita' stirs debate: term of endearment or veiled racism?

Latinos have grown up hearing someone be called "negrita" or "negrito," but the Spanish term, a diminutive of Black, stirs debate over whether it's a term of endearment or a legacy of a racist past.

Workers seen on video denying Jewish customer access to bathroom no longer working at California coffee house

Three Northern California coffee house workers — seen in a viral video denying a Jewish woman access to a bathroom where there was anti-Israeli graffiti — are no longer employed there, owners of the eatery said.
79d ago

Toddler among 6 dead as tornadoes tear across Tennessee

A toddler was among six people killed when tornadoes struck Nashville and the Tennessee town of Clarksville early Saturday evening, officials said.
91d ago

Man arrested after streaking at Disneyland's 'Small World'

A man who stripped down and streaked at Disneyland's "It's a Small World" ride has been arrested and accused of indecent exposure, police said.

Ex-Obama admin official arrested after he was recorded taunting NYC vendor with Islamophobic language

A former national security adviser in the Obama administration has been arrested and charged with harassment and stalking in connection with anti-Islamic statements made to a man at his Manhattan workplace, police said.
98d ago

Highway patrol officer fatally shoots man on Southern California interstate

LOS ANGELES — A California Highway Patrol officer fatally shot a man during a scuffle on a closed interstate Sunday, officials said, in a disturbing confrontation that appeared to be recorded by a bystander.
126d ago

7 dead in crashes involving 150 vehicles on Louisiana interstate

Seven people were killed and more than two dozen others were injured in crashes involving at least 158 vehicles on a Louisiana interstate Monday, state police said.
148d ago

At least 13 killed as fire tears through 3 Spanish nightclubs

At least 13 people were killed when a fire tore through three nightclubs on the outskirts of the Spanish city of Murcia, officials said Sunday.

The 'no sabo kids' are pushing back on Spanish-language shaming

Young Latinos known as"no sabo kids" are hits on TikTok and social media for defying the language shaming that comes with not speaking perfect Spanish.