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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.