Shereen Marisol Meraji

Shereen Marisol Meraji appears in the following:

Central American Kids Recall Brutal Journey To U.S. In 'Shelter'

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Shelter is a play based on interviews with Central American kids about their harrowing experiences migrating north. NPR's Code Switch team talks with the youth who inspired the play, the playwright and the actors about the production.


Sex And 'An African City': A Steamy Ghanaian Show You Don't Want To Miss

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Five African women who came of age abroad make their way back to Accra, Ghana, as adult professionals looking for love — and end up grappling with where they fit into this place they call "home."


Film Portrays A 'Perfect Storm' That Led To Unwanted Sterilizations For Many Latinas

Sunday, January 31, 2016

About 40 years ago, Consuelo Hermosillo went to the hospital for an emergency cesarean section. Against her will, she left unable to have more children. No Más Bebés airs tonight on PBS.


Soccer Star Abby Wambach To Play Final Game Tonight

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Abby Wambach will play her final game for the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team Wednesday night. NPR talked to her former coaches, fans and the star herself on what she's meant to the game.


#NPRreads: 3 Stories To Linger Over This Weekend

Saturday, December 12, 2015

#NPRreads is a weekly feature on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.

From White House correspondent Tamara Keith:


A Politician Walks Into King Taco ... A Look At The Political Term 'Hispandering'

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

It wouldn't be an election without a good, old-fashioned, racially charged pun.


San Bernardino Authorities Identify Suspects In Shooting That Killed 14

Thursday, December 03, 2015

A man and a woman, wearing "assault-style clothing" were killed in a shootout with police, says Police Chief Jarrod Burguan. A third person is detained but their connection has been determined yet.


At Least 14 Dead, 17 Wounded In San Bernardino, Calif., Shooting

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

There continues to be an active, fluid situation in San Bernardino, Calif., hours after gunmen stormed a center for people with disabilities. The police say at least one suspect has been killed.


Suspects Remain At Large After Shooting In San Bernardino, Calif.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

San Bernardino's police chief said based on the information they have now, the shooters appeared to be "on a mission." The attack left at least 14 dead and 14 wounded.


What Gets Made In LA Is Way More Than Movies

Monday, November 30, 2015

The LA area is home to the most manufacturing jobs in the U.S., from clothes to metal parts to new aerospace tech. Companies have reinvented themselves, even as they struggle to find skilled workers.


California Student Killed In Paris Remembered As A 'Firecracker'

Monday, November 16, 2015

Nohemi Gonzalez, 23, was the first American identified as a victim of the Paris terrorist attacks. She was an exchange student from California State University, Long Beach studying industrial design.


If The Shoe Fits: The Rise Of The Stylish Comfort Shoe

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

When it comes to women's shoes, fashion often trumps function. But as women age, comfort starts to compete with style. Cue the rise of the trendy comfort shoe.


Savior Or Villain? The Complicated Story Of Pope Francis' Next Saint

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The pope will canonize 18th-century Spanish priest Junipero Serra in the U.S. later this month. But descendants of the Mission Indians in California say Serra destroyed their traditional way of life.


During Segregation, A Mountain Oasis Gave Black Families A Summer Escape

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Editor's note: This story was originally published on August 9, 2015.

Fresh air, the smell of pine trees, the sounds of birds chirping and brooks babbling — all of these have helped American city-dwellers unwind for generations. But in the era of Jim Crow segregation, nature's calm also gave African-Americans ...


On A 'Tour De Tacos' With Los Angeles' Eastside Bike Club

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Decked out in spandex and a yellow and orange racing jersey with Eastside Bicycle Club: Ride To Live on the front, Gabriela Bilich was hanging out at club founder Carlos Morales' bike shop before a Saturday evening group-ride last weekend, joking with the other cyclists in spanglish.

Bilich says a ...


Keeping Alive The Korean Love For Hiking, Thousands Of Miles From Korea

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Mountains cover 70 percent of the Korean peninsula, and in South Korea, an estimated 1 in 3 Koreans goes hiking more than once a month. Over the past few decades, hiking has become way more than a weekend activity. It's part of the Korean national identity.

Across the Pacific ...


Outdoor Afro: Busting Stereotypes That Black People Don't Hike Or Camp

Sunday, July 12, 2015

In 2009, Rue Mapp was thinking about business school, weighing the pros and cons, and wondering if it was the right choice. The former Morgan Stanley analyst turned to her mentor for advice. But rather than give her an answer, her mentor asked a question: If you could be doing ...


U.S. Wins Women's World Cup Final Over Japan 5-2

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's World Cup Is U.S. Women's Chance For Payback

Sunday, July 05, 2015

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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.