Dorian Merina

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Some Veterans Face Deportation After Fighting for Uncle Sam

Monday, June 26, 2017

More than 11,000 non-citizens serve in the Army—most are legal immigrants or green card holders. But if these soldiers or vets get in trouble with the law, they can face deportation.

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When Active-Duty Service Members Struggle To Feed Their Families

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

About 23,000 military families rely on food stamps, according to Census figures. But advocates say that number is only a partial picture of the need among people who are currently serving.


After Decades, Military Commissaries Ready For Big Changes

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

These stores offer low prices for service members and veterans. But taxpayers pay more than a billion dollars a year to subsidize them, a funding strategy DOD officials may change. 


Remembering Columbia, 1968

Sunday, April 27, 2008

This week marked the 40th Anniversary of the student protests at Columbia University. Dorian Merina spoke with some of those who took part in the protests and filed this report.

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Graffiti Artist James Top Opens Gallery Show Downtown

Saturday, March 01, 2008

More than 30 years after James Top started writing graffiti on NYC subways, he's opened his first solo art show at a downtown gallery. Dorian Merina reports on his path from the street to the studio.


Graffiti Artist James Top Hits the Galleries

Saturday, March 01, 2008

In 1973, the graffiti throughout New York City was becoming bolder, more vibrant, more daring. It was also the year that James Cade began practicing graffiti in Brooklyn. Soon, he became one of the most recognizable artists in the early days of hip hop art. ...

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Muslim Hip Hop on Stage in Harlem

Friday, October 26, 2007

Since its beginning, hip hop has been influenced by American Muslims -- including members of the groups Public Enemy, and Tribe Called Quest. Now, artists and fans are using hip hop to assert their identity as Muslims in America. And they're finding a balance between ...