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Nirma Hasty

Nirma Hasty is a documentary producer, covering social justice issues at NBC News Digital. 

Nirma Hasty is a documentary producer, covering social justice issues at NBC News Digital. 

Latest from Nirma Hasty

Timeline: How ferocious wildfires devastated Maui, hour by hour

NBC News has reconstructed a timeline of events in Hawaii, where windswept wildfires devastated communities and killed scores of people.
428d ago

Help us investigate termination of parental rights in the child welfare system

If you’ve faced having your parental rights terminated in the past decade, ProPublica and NBC News would like to connect with you to understand how your case was handled.
1274d ago

Farmworkers 'harvesting America's food supply' amid coronavirus pandemic fight for safety

"Everyone that works here works to survive," says a farm laborer in California. "All I ask is for a little help to feel safe."
1330d ago

Who killed their children? Black mothers are determined to break a culture of silence

“I feel so frustrated cause I can’t get anyone to come forward and give me any information to figure out what exactly transpired. I guess I’m just looking for some closure.”

'They're like soldiers': Chicago's children are learning to save lives amid the gunfire

“Young people aren't able to be young people. They're being forced to be adults starting at a young age,” said the founder of an anti-violence group.
1791d ago

For the Puerto Rican island of Vieques, rebuilding seems like a never-ending task

“Being an island off an island makes things extremely difficult," said Hope Builders' Vicki Michaud. "There's so many people in dire need of a home."

Young Latinos use virtual reality to reunite immigrant families separated by borders

"I remember my older sister Anita with her black hair, but I saw her now with her with her gray hair and all these other details," says one relative.

Puerto Rico teen entrepreneur creates vital link between island farmers and consumers

Helping a farmer "feels better than getting an A+," said José Nolla Marrero, 17, founder of the Puerto Rican web venture E-Farm.
1837d ago

A year after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans rebuild amid setbacks

For many, the recovery after the deadly, devastating storm has been agonizingly slow. Yet residents are still looking for a way forward.

Young Latinos: Born in the U.S.A., carving their own identity

For many young Hispanics, navigating their parents' culture in the U.S. has shaped their views on what it means to be American.
1869d ago

Prison nurseries give incarcerated mothers a chance to raise their babies — behind bars

Advocates say keeping infants with their mothers, even behind bars, is good for both. Critics say it’s unconstitutional.