Shereen Marisol Meraji

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A Geek's Guide To Growing Up In Inglewood In 'Dope'

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.


U.S. Soccer Leads Its Group Despite A Draw With Sweden

Saturday, June 13, 2015

In the Women's World Cup, the U.S. and Sweden battled to a tie Friday night.


U.S. Women's World Cup Team To Face Sweden, Ex-American Coach

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.


Families Of U.S. Women's Soccer Players Share Rituals For Calming Nerves

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.


In Their First World Cup Match, U.S. Women Beat Australia 3 -1

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.


Julie Johnston: Player To Watch On U.S. Women's World Cup Team

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.


Women's World Cup Soccer Kicks Off Saturday In Canada

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.


Women's World Cup Soccer Action To Begin Amid FIFA Scandal

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.


For Women's World Cup, U.S. Soccer Fans Kick It Up A Notch

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.


Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful ... This Great Teacher Abides By The Scout Law

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.


A Rust Belt Story Retold, Through Portraits Of The Women Who Lived It

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.


How One West Baltimore Principal Helps Her Students Make Sense Of It All

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.


Questioning The Black Male Experience In America

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.


Why Many Smart, Low-Income Students Don't Apply To Elite Schools

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.


'The Black Summit' Draws African-American Skiers And Boarders To Aspen

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Participants in winter sports are predominantly white, but the National Brotherhood of Skiers has been trying to change that for 42 years. More than 50 regional clubs came to this year's gathering.


Steven Yeun's 'Glenn': Slaying Zombies And Getting The Girl

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The actor talks about his role on The Walking Dead, and shares his real-life immigrant story. The hit drama returns to AMC this weekend.


Pastor: The Way Forward In Ferguson Is Talk And Prayer

Sunday, December 07, 2014

One way to bring black and white residents together, says Pastor Daryl Meese, is to break bread and actually talk to one another. So he started a weekly potluck at his Ferguson church.


How Ferguson Residents Are Giving Thanks This Holiday Season

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Following the grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson, Ferguson residents are hoping to take this Thanksgiving to grow and heal their community — and give thanks to one another.


At Vandalized Ferguson Businesses, Anger And Tears

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

In Ferguson, Mo., some residents spent Tuesday cleaning up looted and vandalized businesses near the police station — some for the second time since the August shooting sparked public outcry.


Ferguson Protesters Anxiously Await Grand Jury Decision

Monday, November 24, 2014

The weekend passed without a grand jury decision in the investigation of the fatal shooting of 18-year old Michael Brown. As the waiting continues, so does the frustration in the community.