Marisa Peñaloza

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Ukrainians in the U.S. support their country. But getting aid there is difficult

Wednesday, March 09, 2022

As Russia bombs Ukraine, many Ukrainians in the U.S. are trying to help their country, but are finding challenges as normal shipping channels are broken with dangerous roads and blocked ports.


Amid a housing crisis, renters challenge firms they say are being exploitative

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Low-income housing is in crisis - corporate landlords are squeezing renters with higher rents in often unsafe housing units. Renters are fighting back


Newly arrived Afghans get creative and find their own way to homes

Monday, November 22, 2021

Thousands of recent Afghan refugees are still living on military bases as resettlement agencies struggle to find affordable housing. Some, like Zahra Yagana, are finding help in unexpected places.


Haiti faces disasters and chaos. Its people are most likely to be denied U.S. asylum

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Of 4,202 applications from late 2018 to June 2021 only 194 were granted asylum. Some Haitians say there's been a history of racism and mistreatment by U.S. authorities for more than a century.


Wisconsin military base turns into a small city as Afghans await resettlement

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Some 13,000 Afghan refugees who escaped the Taliban forces find themselves in an Army base in rural Wisconsin. They await resettlement in communities across the nation.


Black Opioid Deaths Increase Faster Than Whites, Spurring Calls For Treatment Equity

Friday, September 10, 2021

Black communities face a growing share of overdoses, but addiction treatment resources and attention are still focused on white communities.


They Came To The U.S. As Afghan Refugees. Now They Hope Their Story Will Help Others

Sunday, September 05, 2021

Scenes of violence in Afghanistan triggered painful memories for Hossein Mahrammi and his family. He says starting a new life in the U.S. wasn't easy but they've embraced the culture and customs here.


Housing Conditions In This Low-Income Neighborhood Pushed Tenants To Sue The Landlord

Thursday, July 22, 2021

According to the complaint filed this week in U.S. District Court, living conditions for families in an apartment complex in suburban Maryland include rodent infestation and toxic mold.


Descendants Of Slaves Say This Proposed Grain Complex Will Destroy The Community

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

A bitter fight is ongoing between powerful backers of a giant terminal on the Mississippi River and residents of the historic Black town of Wallace, La., who say this is environmental racism.


Companies Making Juneteenth A Paid Holiday Say It's The Right Thing To Do

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Companies are responding to a social movement fueled by the killing of George Floyd, a 47-year-old Black man who died on May 25, 2020, in Minneapolis while in police custody.


A Century After The Race Massacre, Tulsa Confronts Its Bloody Past

Monday, May 24, 2021

Survivors and their descendants say facing the truth about the Tulsa Race Massacre is essential in the nation's struggle to confront racial injustice and violence against Black people.


U.K. Elections: Conservatives Make Gains; Pro-Independence Parties Win In Scotland

Saturday, May 08, 2021

Voters in Scotland gave a majority to parties supporting a push for independence from the U.K. Meanwhile, Boris Johnson's Conservatives won in local elections in England.


Obamas Mourn Death Of 'True Friend,' Beloved 'First Dog' Bo

Saturday, May 08, 2021

"For more than a decade, Bo was a constant, comforting presence in our lives," said former President Barack Obama. The Portuguese water dog was 12 in human years.


Ransomware Attack Shuts Down A Top U.S. Gasoline Pipeline

Saturday, May 08, 2021

An attack shuts down Colonial Pipeline, a major transporter of gasoline along the East Coast. A security analyst says the event shows the vulnerability of key elements of the nation's infrastructure.


Pride And Excitement At Howard University, Harris' Alma Mater

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Howard marching band members and dancers are thrilled to escort Vice President Harris during the inauguration parade. "I honestly can't believe it's happening," one student said.


'It's Just A Shame': Trump Voters React To Insurrection At U.S. Capitol

Thursday, January 07, 2021

After Wednesday's insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, the response from people around the country who voted for Trump is mixed, with some blaming him and others saying the protesters hurt their cause.


Trump Supporters Storm U.S. Capitol, Clash With Police

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

After the president addressed the crowd gathered to protest President-elect Joe Biden's win, Trump supporters pushed past barriers onto the Capitol grounds.


Election 2020: Cities And Businesses Prepare For Post-Election Unrest, Violence

Monday, November 02, 2020

Across the country, there are growing concerns that the bitterness and animosity over the presidential election will not end when the polls close.


Election 2020: Latinx Women's Vote Could Affect The Outcome

Sunday, October 25, 2020

"It's the dehumanizing rhetoric President Trump uses when referring to immigrants" that drove Lourdes Vázquez to become a U.S. citizen and to vote in this election for the first time, she says.


Spanish Government Orders State of Emergency In Madrid Region As COVID-19 Cases Rise

Friday, October 09, 2020

Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez made the declaration to overcome objections by local officials to new lockdown rules. The restrictions "create chaos," said Isabel Díaz Ayuso, Madrid's president.