Pronounced 𝘋𝘢𝘢𝘳-𝘵𝘰𝘰-𝘯𝘰𝘰𝘳-𝘳𝘰𝘩, but most people call me Dart.
I'm a dedicated media professional with nearly a decade of newsroom knowledge, from small-town papers to national news outlets. I have extensive experience collaborating with editors and reporters across teams on breaking news, daily coverage and enterprise, pitching sharp stories, adhering to documented style standards for clean and precise copy, and writing punchy, SEO-friendly headlines.
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A bill that would have ended child marriage in Idaho - which has no minimum age for couples who want to wed - died in the Statehouse this year. Republican lawmakers, who control the Legislature, opposed it, including state Rep. Bryan Zollinger, who said it "went too far."
After Ethiopian officials banned the practice in 2000, the median age for the first marriage among Ethiopian women was roughly 16 years old. And in 2016 - the most recent data available - that number has ticked up to about 17 years old, according to a Demographic and Health Survey conducted by USAID.
"This is something that happened to you, it's a chapter in your life, it does not wholly define who you are," she said. "You have many, many chapters, and you can write them, and they can be how you want them to be."
As a conservative Republican, Pennsylvania state Rep. Jesse Topper always leaned toward limited government involvement, no matter the issue. "When the government is going to intervene, I ask a lot of questions because that's kind of my political ideology," Topper said.
Kenia Alcocer is used to sitting down at the kitchen table to crunch her family's monthly budget and figure out how she can make ends meet. But this month is different. Alcocer, 34, gave birth in January to her second child, a boy named Genaro, whose numerous health issues have added a huge financial strain on her family.
When Dean Arnold started working for the Census Bureau in late August, the work was more difficult than he had imagined. The agency gave him about two weeks of training as an enumerator after the coronavirus pandemic disrupted the original timeline of the 2020 census this year.
President Donald Trump would have been indicted for obstruction of justice in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation if he did not hold the nation's highest office, nearly 700 former federal prosecutors argued in an open letter published on Medium on Monday.
When Covid-19 hit Detroit, Bishop Edgar Vann had to close up his sanctuary, the venerable Second Ebenezer Church. His duty became to use his voice to preach not only the word of God but also the gravity of the coronavirus. Vann was enlisted to aid the city's Health Department in February to get hesitant residents, largely African American seniors, vaccinated.
When Democrat Raphael Warnock used his pet beagle in a pair of viral ads to answer attacks by his Republican rival, Sen. Kelly Loeffler, it was more than an ordinary campaign ad. In both ads, Warnock walks his dog in a suburban neighborhood while wearing a sweater and a vest jacket on an autumn morning.
South Fulton, Ga., has received some national attention for having majority black women at the helm of its justice system and praise for its approach to criminal justice, which includes balancing enforcing the law with empathy and compassion. But less attention has been focused on how they handle crime.
When South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, a Republican, issued an order in early March to close all public schools to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Roslyn Clark Artis jumped into action. Artis, the president of Benedict College - a private, historically Black liberal arts school in Columbia - knew she had to evacuate roughly 2,000 students from campus, which she described as a "herculean effort."
If you didn't know what a "dotard" was before September, you probably do now. Merriam-Webster, the venerable dictionary with the sassy Twitter feed, saw searches for certain words spike alongside major news events, thanks in part to a dizzying year of political scandals, tweets, gaffes and feuds.
America's rats are being hit hard by the coronavirus. As millions of Americans shelter indoors to combat the deadly virus, which has claimed over 21,000 U.S. lives, many businesses - including restaurants and grocery stores - have closed or limited operations, cutting off many rodents' main sources for food.
The U.S. forces that supported Iraqi troops during the operation to recapture Mosul from the Islamic State this year used it. And it could be in a police department near you. It is a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle, known as a MRAP, and they each weigh 18 tons and are designed to withstand bombs, bullets, mines and grenades.
Since March 2020 - when the pandemic took hold of the country - Simone Gordon has raised over $250,000, helped house 121 families facing eviction in temporary housing, fulfilled 324 families' Christmas wish lists, 120 Mother's Day wish lists, and awarded 11 single, marginalized mothers with scholarships to help them pursue their educational goals.
Census officials in the Trump administration prepared a briefing for then-Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross last August on several strategies to exclude undocumented immigrants from the 2020 Census, according to an internal document obtained through a public record request by the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center and provided to NBC News.
FLEMINGTON, N.J. - Across the country, suburban GOP congressional candidates this fall have had to make a high-stakes decision: whether to run on President Donald Trump's immigration policies - or run away from them. In New Jersey, two Republicans in strikingly similar districts have bet their political futures on sharply different answers.
It's been called a faulty, error-prone failure. But that might not stop this system for rooting out vote fraud from getting a national debut. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the vice chair of President Donald Trump's vote fraud commission, is looking to expand the "Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program" that he's developed in his state to sweep possible illegal voters off the rolls.
In 1950, the last time a citizenship question appeared on the census form sent to every household in the country, Harry Truman was president, gas was 18 cents a gallon, the Korean War was just beginning and Cold War tensions were simmering. As the U.S.
The nation's chief elections watchdog is poised to go dark for an uncertain amount of time because it no longer has enough members to legally meet, prompting concern about how it will oversee how money is spent in American elections and if campaigns follow the law.
The Washington Monument towers over the nation's capital, jutting more than 500 feet into the sky. Its sleek and steely structure represents the resolute character of America's first president, whose unwavering leadership was crucial to the country's founding. Over 100 miles away, in Charlottesville, Virginia, a statue of George Washington's great-grandson-in-law - Confederate General Robert E.
As President Donald Trump urges the reopening of the country and some states, such as Georgia, move to resume normal business as new cases emerge during the coronavirus pandemic, how officials acted during the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic, specifically in cities such as San Francisco, offers a cautionary tale about the dangers of doing so too soon.
Sheila Tyson knows Southern politics. The Birmingham, Alabama, native registers voters - Republicans and Democrats, black, white, Latino and Asian - helping them get identification and persuading them to get involved in the policymaking process. Tyson, 58, was one of millions of black Super Tuesday voters key to former Vice President Joe Biden's victory in 10 of the 14 states holding primaries that day.
HOUSTON - Rene Farrell is running low on gas, money and faith. For the past week, she's tapped into her $1,700-a-month paycheck to buy clothes, diapers, food and fuel, among other essentials, to help her daughter and her two grandchildren after Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc across the Houston region - leaving tens of thousands of homes damaged, and residents homeless and in a frustrating dash for aid.
BAY CITY, Texas - This was shaping up to be a record year for cotton farmers in Texas. In 2016, farmers were lucky to harvest one bale of cotton per acre of the profitable crop. A year later, with perfect weather conditions during harvesting season, farmers would get three bales, maybe even four, per acre - the most in more than a decade.
Before Sen. Kamala Harris broke historic barriers in the ivory halls of Congress, and now on the Democratic presidential ticket, she dug into her heritage on Howard University's campus, one of the most prestigious historically Black colleges in the country.
The fate of this year's census remains uncertain as the deadline to finalize the numbers approaches and experts express doubt about the government's ability to produce an accurate count of the country under such tight constraints. The crucial count has faced months of constraints because of the coronavirus pandemic and the Trump administration's effort to exclude undocumented immigrants from the final tally.
When Michael Sorrell became president of Paul Quinn College 12 years ago, he assessed the dire situation his school was in and made a bold choice: No more football. "I mean, we're in Texas. We're an HBCU in Texas," Sorrell said. "I got a little flak for that, OK?"
In the midst of gunfire, chaos and carnage, Sonny Melton - a nurse from Tennessee - died shielding his wife from the bullets raining down on them. Mike Cronk, a retired teacher from Alaska, used his pickup truck as a makeshift ambulance to transport wounded concertgoers.
In 1967, Aretha Franklin's reign as the "Queen of Soul" began. Franklin was in her mid-20s and had recently left Columbia Records to sign with Atlantic Records. She had released her 11th studio album, "I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You," widely considered to be her best work and includes the souled-up juggernaut "Respect."
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NEW YORK CITY - A city-backed housing program that advocates say has not delivered on its promise of offering tenants apartments for next to nothing is coming under intense scrutiny from investigators and the city's public advocate.
RIKERS ISLAND - Six-year-old Zymere Perkins would be alive today if his mom had known how to leave her abusive boyfriend, she said in an interview with DNAinfo New York at Rikers Island jail Thursday. Dressed in an oversized beige prison jumpsuit, Geraldine Perkins, 26, recalled how Rysheim Smith, 42, "snapped" on Sept.
BROOKLYN - The life of Zymere Perkins added up to more than the tragic details of his death recapped in the news. In a eulogy Friday night, Rev. Mark V.C.
HARLEM - A Harlem imam urged his congregation to "stay away from crime and violations" and to "find a solution" in response to President Donald Trump's executive order banning travel and refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
HARLEM - Just a few weeks ago, Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam was on the phone with the president of the Association of Black Women Attorneys to discuss their annual April gala. Abdus-Salaam had already bought her ticket, and she was eager to attend. "Her mood was good, she was excited.
HARLEM - Bandits have looted food from West Harlem residents' kitchens, damaged property, dirtied floors, frightened their children - and even eaten their pets. These were no ordinary thieves, but a gaze of raccoons that has wreaked havoc on people living in brownstones on West 121st Street, between Malcolm X and Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
HARLEM - State Sen. Adriano Espaillat claimed victory over Rep. Charles Rangel 's hand-picked successor after Tuesday night's Democratic congressional primary, but the sitting Congressman immediately called for a recount.
"That word haunts me," said Bruneau, 29, remembering the moment she learned her 7-year-old son, Christopher, had excessive levels of lead. "If they had said you 'acquired' lead in your system or something, that would be different...I felt like I could have been the one to blame."
Jim St. Germain grew up in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, where as a teenager he was more interested in rap music and basketball than school. Before he was old enough to get his driver's license, he was ensnared by the cycle of poverty and crime that plagues many inner-city neighborhoods.
Siemens AG, the German conglomerate and parent company of a local engineering firm, had amassed a history of alleged underhanded business dealings prior to its subsidiary becoming the target of a fraud probe by the FBI and Warren County Sheriff's Department.
It started with an idea for a poem. Larry Fader wanted to write a long narrative poem tracing the roots and detailing the history of Jewish refugees who escaped persecution in Eastern Europe at the turn of the 20th century, settling as farmers in rustic towns across the United States.
A fraud investigation by the Warren County sheriff's office found there was probable cause to charge a top county official with misconduct for his handling of a project involving a cogeneration plant deal built by Siemens Building Technologies.
A $3 million co-generation plant built by Saratoga County and Siemens Building Technologies lost hundreds of thousands of dollars even though county leaders publicly touted the success of the project, which was designed to provide self-sustaining energy to a county-run nursing home.
The countryside around this rural Montgomery County town is a patchwork of farms. Amish families quietly work their land, occupied by the same chores as their non-Amish neighbors. But the Amish are socially removed from the larger world. They send their children to their own schools.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Commission on Youth, Public Safety and Justice issued 38 recommendations to overhaul the state's juvenile justice system. The reforms, including a proposal to raise the age of teenagers who are sent to adult prison, face a hurdle in the Republican-controlled state Senate.
Former Albany Police Officer William Bonanni spent much of his 17 years on the force on suspension, dogged by a history of excessive-force complaints, including a felony assault arrest in 1997 for the alleged off-duty beating of a handcuffed suspect. Another former Albany officer, Robert E.
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Judy Ryan is not waiting for politicians to quit bickering about whether climate change is real. After last year's brutal winter, the Lafayette homeowner ditched her old water heater and furnace. Her intuition told her that there could be worse to come, and she didn't want to be unprepared.
Convicted Purdue University murderer Cody Cousins killed yet again. This time, he turned on himself. The Indiana Department of Correction confirmed on Wednesday the death of the man who on Jan. 21 entered a Purdue University classroom and shot and stabbed fellow student Andrew Boldt.
To the dismay of many in attendance at the sentencing hearing, convicted murderer Cody Cousins matter-of-factly blurted out that he killed Andrew Boldt simply because he wanted to. On Tuesday night in his prison cell, Cousins took his life by bleeding out from deep cuts - apparently also because he wanted to.
MONTICELLO Jealousy may be the reason three people - two men and a woman - are dead after shots were fired late Tuesday morning in a parking lot at a furniture manufacturer on this White County city's south side.
FOWLER Many longtime Fowler residents will tell you that crime in their community is rare. "There's a little bit," said Janice Holihan, 63, who has lived in Fowler for about 35 years. "It's rare," said Tony Labue, 55. "Petty theft, stuff like that."
Dave Stone wasn't looking for anything special. It was the summer of 1972, and Stone, 17 at the time and fresh out of high school, was looking for a job to earn extra cash before his classes began at Purdue University.
Wei-Huan Chen: It all started when I noticed my dear colleague, Dartunorro, carry in a big brown bag of Chipotle one afternoon. It wasn't the first time, so I asked him how many meals he had at his favorite Mexican fast casual establishment in the past week. His answer was five.
Discussing how the limited number of H-2B visas under Trump along with high demand has companies dependent on foreign seasonal workers just to stay afloat.
rrol Louis previewed the first election of 2017, the special City Council election in Harlem happening on February 14, with Gloria Pazmino of Politico New York, Ben Max of Gotham Gazette and Dartunorro Clark of DNA Info.
The Federal Election Commission does not have enough members to keep functioning and NBC News’ Dartunorro Clark explains what this means for the 2020 elections.
Congress is preparing to hold a full House vote on the articles of impeachment against President Trump.
Dartunorro Clark, reporter/producer for DNAinfo covering Harlem, and Ben Max, executive editor of Gotham Gazette, preview Mayor de Blasio's State of the city speech. Plus a look at the Harlem City Council race.
Among the classics on Mariah Carey's best-of tally: "Vision of Love," "Dreamlover," "Hero," "Fantasy" and "We Belong Together," as Gary and Trevor count down her top 20 Hot 100 classics. Plus, chart chat & reviews of Carey's new album "Caution." See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.