Shereen Marisol Meraji appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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."
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
According to a new report by Nielsen, Hispanic women are a key growth engine in the American marketplace. But marketers face unique challenges in reaching this demographic.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
The market research firm Nielsen has published a report on the Latina consumer. According to Nielsen, Hispanic women are a key growth engine in the American marketplace. The Latina population is growing while the white, non-Hispanic female population is dropping.
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Since the acquittal of George Zimmerman on July 13 for the murder of Trayvon Martin, protesters around the country have been chanting, "No justice no peace," and carrying signs that say, "I am Trayvon Martin." On Friday, the president made a surprise appearance in the White House press briefing room and said Trayvon could have been him 35 years ago.
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
In her new book, Self-Inflicted Wounds, Tyler writes about her dalliances with failure and humiliation on the long road to success. She says it wasn't easy being the geeky, tall, black girl who loves science fiction and video games. But it was worth it.
Sunday, June 30, 2013
HBO documentary Gideon's Army follows three public defenders working to give their clients the best representation while juggling hundreds of cases for little compensation. High-priced bail bonds and mandatory minimums make their work even more challenging.
Saturday, June 29, 2013
The past week has seen many reactions to the testimony of a 19-year-old witness in the George Zimmerman trial. And the responses are anything but black and white.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
After the Supreme Court ruled a key provision of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional, champions of the law said Congress must revise and restore it. But if lawmakers were to act, how would they change the law?
Friday, June 07, 2013
People often talk about African-Americans and other minorities being subject to "food deserts" — areas where fresh, healthy, affordable food is hard to come by. The findings of an NPR poll suggest that we should be thinking about "popcorn deserts," too.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
After LAPD officers arrived in riot gear and a helicopter to shut down a party, many students said the department was unfairly targeting students of color.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Anya Schodorf owns Café de Leche with her husband, Matt. Accused of helping to gentrify the neighborhood, the Latina cafe owner says, "I don't understand why Latinos can't be successful and creative and have something nice."
Monday, April 22, 2013
Los Angeles' old-school hip-hop station may soon say "ni hao" to new owners. The downside? No more sing-alongs to "Summertime in the LBC," writes Code Switch reporter Shereen Marisol Meraji. The upside? Potential Mandarin-language immersion?
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Oakland, Calif., was a hub of African-American life on the West Coast. Today, it's one of the most diverse cities in the country. How has that shift affected its culture?
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Overlooked by the industry, Bay Area rappers as different as E-40, Too Short and The Coup were free to make and sell music that didn't sound like anybody else's.