Shereen Marisol Meraji appears in the following:
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Lincoln Hills was the only mountain resort west of the Mississippi where African-Americans could buy land or rent cabins. It was founded in the mid-1920s, when the Ku Klux Klan ruled Colorado.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
A cycling group comprised of mostly Latino, bilingual, bicultural bikers is growing in Los Angeles — and changing people's minds about what recreational bikers look like.
Sunday, July 19, 2015
The hard-core love for hiking mountains is now a tradition that's being kept alive by the Korean-American community in Los Angeles.
Sunday, July 12, 2015
African-Americans who enjoy the outdoors are banding together to encourage more people of color to connect with nature and each other.
Monday, July 06, 2015
The game played in Vancouver, Canada, was a rematch of the 2011 World Cup final, which Japan won in a dramatic penalty kick shoot-out. The U.S. women have won a total of three World Cup trophies.
Sunday, July 05, 2015
The Women's World Cup final is tonight in Vancouver, Canada. It's a rematch of the United States and Japan — the finalists from the last tournament in 2011. Japan won that game on a penalty kick.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Film director Rick Famuyiwa drew from his own childhood in southern California for this new comedy. It follows hip-hop loving high school geeks who get mixed up in a drug heist.
Saturday, June 13, 2015
In the Women's World Cup, the U.S. and Sweden battled to a tie Friday night.
Friday, June 12, 2015
There's no love lost between these two soccer teams. Sweden's Pia Sundhage was critical of some of the U.S. players she used to coach. The U.S. team is looking for its second consecutive win.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Game day can bring butterflies to even the toughest athletes. Nerves also follow the families of U.S. women's soccer players. Some pace, while others mutter coping rituals that help them get through the game.
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
After Monday's victory, the U.S. has a strong lead in its World Cup group. That's good news for Hemphill family members, who are spending their vacation following the team during play in Canada.
Monday, June 08, 2015
Julie Johnston, 23, didn't make the World Cup qualifier, but is now a starting defender on the team. She protects the goal, but is known to go on 60-yard runs from the back line to score goals.
Friday, June 05, 2015
The Women's World Cup soccer tournament begins on Saturday. This time around, the U.S. is ranked number two in the world and has a good shot at making it to the final. The U.S. women's team hasn't won since 1999. NPR gets us ready for kick off with an overview.
Friday, June 05, 2015
Soccer fans are in Canada for the Women's World Cup that kicks off Saturday in Edmonton. As finishing touches are made in the 6 host cities, fans are also talking about the FIFA corruption scandal.
Monday, May 25, 2015
They've been supporting the men for years. But for the first time, the American Outlaws — a growing and influential U.S. soccer fan group — will cheer for the women's national team at a World Cup.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
For 27 years, Romy Vasquez has been working with Boy Scouts in South Central Los Angeles, where, he says, it's easier to find a gang to join than a Boy Scout troop.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
LaToya Ruby Frazier's photography tells the story of the black community living in the shadow of Andrew Carnegie's first steel mill through portraits of her grandmother, her mother and herself.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Crystal Harden-Lindsey is a principal at a public charter school for middle and high schoolers. "You just have to pray that they'll make it back to school the next day," she says of her students.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Redefining the narrative of what it means to black and male in the U.S. is at the heart of "Question Bridge: Black Males," an award-winning, multimedia art project.
Monday, March 16, 2015
A surprising number of gifted seniors are not applying to the Ivy League universities and selective colleges they'd be sure to get into.