Shereen Marisol Meraji

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35 Years After Minnie Riperton's Death, New Fans Still Find Her

Saturday, July 12, 2014

In Los Angeles on Saturday, the Decoders, along with a 20-piece band and a dozen vocalists, will perform a tribute concert to late soul singer.


Community Outraged Over Video Showing Officer Beating Woman

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

A white California Highway Patrol officer has been caught on video beating a homeless African-American woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway. The highway patrol has started an investigation.


'Do The Right Thing' Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

Monday, June 30, 2014

The film tells the story of how an Italian-owned pizzeria becomes a flashpoint for racial unrest in one of New York City's poorest neighborhoods, the heavily black and Puerto Rican Bedford-Stuyvesant.


Bathrobes And Baby Carriers: The Stuff Of Manliness?

Friday, June 27, 2014

For All Things Considered's series on men in America, NPR's Shereen Marisol Meraji asked some guys about the objects that make them feel manly. We want to hear from you, too.


A View On The World Cup, Seen From An LA Bar On A Midweek Morning

Thursday, June 26, 2014

NPR's Shereen Marisol Meraji was with World Cup fans in Los Angeles, and she offers some of their reactions to the U.S. soccer team's match with Germany.


Shape-Up And Checkup: LA Barbers To Start Testing Blood Pressure

Sunday, June 22, 2014

A Los Angeles doctor recently received an $8.5 million grant to train city barbers to measure hypertension, a condition that's common — and deadly — among African-American men.


In LA, Barbers Cut Hair And Check Blood Pressure

Sunday, June 22, 2014

A Los Angeles doctor is training barbers to check their customers for high blood pressure. He's targeting the social hubs for black men because of the health risks associated with hypertension.


For These Inner-City Dads, Fatherhood Comes With Homework

Friday, June 13, 2014

For Father's Day, we visited a class in West Baltimore that teaches parenting skills to dads, many of whom grew up in poverty and spent time in and out of the criminal justice system.


Honored Puerto Rican Army Unit Made A Name For Itself In Korean War

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Army's 65th Infantry Regiment was a segregated military unit, begun in 1899 and composed of Puerto Ricans. President Barack Obama is signing a bill to honor the unit with one of the highest civilian honors, the Congressional Gold Medal.


Before 'Brown V. Board,' Mendez Fought California's Segregated Schools

Friday, May 16, 2014

Latino families sued four Orange County school districts over school segregation. The case, Mendez v. Westminster, ended school segregation in California seven years before Brown v. Board.


After Decades, A University By And For Latinos Will Shut Its Doors

Monday, May 05, 2014

National Hispanic University's founders wanted a bilingual, bicultural environment with smaller class sizes to serve first generation college students.


More Art, Less Tequila In Tijuana On Spring Break

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

This spring break trip in Tijuana is not the tequila-soaked experience of yesteryear. Instead, it is about sampling local craft beers and viewing street art with the artists, themselves.


Lending Circles Help Latinas Pay Bills And Invest

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Participants in these social networks pool their money to give each other informal, no-interest loans. They're called cundinas or tandas, and politicians are taking notice.

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LAPD Pays Tribute To Josephine Serrano Collier, A Latina Pioneer

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Los Angeles Police Department is recognizing Women's History Month by honoring the first Mexican-American woman to join their force as a police officer: Josephine Serrano Collier.


Pizza Chain That Markets To Mexicans Says New Promotion Isn't Profane

Saturday, March 15, 2014

A Dallas-based chain is promoting its newest pizza using popular Mexican slang that to some means "super cool" while others find it super-offensive.


Latin Pride Swells For Mystery Model Behind Oscar Statuette

Sunday, March 02, 2014

The buff and chesty Oscar statuette is said to be modeled after Mexican actor and director Emilio Fernandez. True story or Hollywood legend?


Why Chaucer Said 'Ax' Instead Of 'Ask,' And Why Some Still Do

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

People often question why some pronounce the word "ask" as "ax." We axed several linguists, and it turns out that "ax" has long been an accepted form of the word, used by English speakers for more than a thousand years.


An East L.A. Football Rivalry, Unchanged For 79 Years

Friday, November 01, 2013

An East Los Angeles rivalry has become the largest high school football game west of the Mississippi. The football teams of Garfield High School and Roosevelt High School will meet on the gridiron Friday night for the 79th year. The game is expected to draw 20,000 fans.


Calif. Gov. Debates Changing Who's Eligible For Jury Duty

Thursday, September 05, 2013

The California legislature passed a bill that would allow lawful permanent residents to sit on juries. Governor Jerry Brown has until Oct. 13 to sign the bill into law. If he does, California will be the first state to allow non-citizens to perform jury duty.


Summer Of '63: Old Lessons For A New Movement

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Today's undocumented activists are using strategies borrowed from the civil rights movement and calling their struggle "The Civil Rights Movement of the 21st Century."