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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.


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

Saturday, June 13, 2015

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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'...


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

Just outside Pittsburgh is the tiny borough of Braddock, Pa., best known as the birthplace of Andrew Carnegie's first steel mill. Today, it's something of a poster child for rust belt revitalization, a place where artists can buy property for pennies and even construct outdoor pizza ovens using the ...


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

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Editor's note: Code Switch reporter Shereen Marisol Meraji spent Wednesday with a West Baltimore principal charged with a huge task: helping her middle and high school students, who are overwhelmingly poor and black, make sense of what's happening in Baltimore right now.

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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.