Shereen Marisol Meraji

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35 Years After Minnie Riperton's Death, New Fans Still Find Her

Saturday, July 12, 2014

"There are just some songs you just don't touch because they're done so well, so like, don't even try," says 24-year-old Moses Sumney. "But I'm going to try."

On Saturday night under the stars in downtown Los Angeles, Sumney will join the Decoders, along with more than two dozen musicians ...


Community Outraged Over Video Showing Officer Beating Woman

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

A white California Highway Patrol officer has been caught on video beating a homeless African-American woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway. The highway patrol has started an investigation.


'Do The Right Thing' Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

Monday, June 30, 2014

The film tells the story of how an Italian-owned pizzeria becomes a flashpoint for racial unrest in one of New York City's poorest neighborhoods, the heavily black and Puerto Rican Bedford-Stuyvesant.


Bathrobes And Baby Carriers: The Stuff Of Manliness?

Friday, June 27, 2014

For All Things Considered's series on men in America, NPR's Shereen Marisol Meraji asked some guys about the objects that make them feel manly. We want to hear from you, too.


A View On The World Cup, Seen From An LA Bar On A Midweek Morning

Thursday, June 26, 2014

NPR's Shereen Marisol Meraji was with World Cup fans in Los Angeles, and she offers some of their reactions to the U.S. soccer team's match with Germany.


Shape-Up And Checkup: LA Barbers To Start Testing Blood Pressure

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Barbershops are a traditional gathering place for African-American men — a place to talk politics, sports and gossip. Now, some doctors in Los Angeles are hoping to make the barbershop a place for combating high blood pressure among black men.

Death rates from hypertension are three times higher in African-American ...


For These Inner-City Dads, Fatherhood Comes With Homework

Friday, June 13, 2014

For Father's Day, we visited a class in West Baltimore that teaches parenting skills to dads, many of whom grew up in poverty and spent time in and out of the criminal justice system.


Honored Puerto Rican Army Unit Made A Name For Itself In Korean War

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Army's 65th Infantry Regiment was a segregated military unit, begun in 1899 and composed of Puerto Ricans. President Barack Obama is signing a bill to honor the unit with one of t...


Before 'Brown V. Board,' Mendez Fought California's Segregated Schools

Friday, May 16, 2014

Latino families sued four Orange County school districts over school segregation. The case, Mendez v. Westminster, ended school segregation in California seven years before Brown v. Board.


After Decades, A University By And For Latinos Will Shut Its Doors

Monday, May 05, 2014

National Hispanic University's founders wanted a bilingual, bicultural environment with smaller class sizes to serve first generation college students.


More Art, Less Tequila In Tijuana On Spring Break

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

This spring break trip in Tijuana is not the tequila-soaked experience of yesteryear. Instead, it is about sampling local craft beers and viewing street art with the artists, themselves.


Lending Circles Help Latinas Pay Bills And Invest

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Participants in these social networks pool their money to give each other informal, no-interest loans. They're called cundinas or tandas, and politicians are taking notice.

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LAPD Pays Tribute To Josephine Serrano Collier, A Latina Pioneer

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Los Angeles Police Department is recognizing Women's History Month by honoring the first Mexican-American woman to join their force as a police officer: Josephine Serrano Collier.


Pizza Chain That Markets To Mexicans Says New Promotion Isn't Profane

Saturday, March 15, 2014

EDITOR'S NOTE: Fair warning - this story is about and includes the use of a Spanish-language word that some consider a profanity.

Pizza Patrón is a Dallas-based chain that's generated a lot of media buzz over the years for advertising aimed at its core customer base, Mexican immigrants. Its ...


Latin Pride Swells For Mystery Model Behind Oscar Statuette

Sunday, March 02, 2014

The buff and chesty Oscar statuette is said to be modeled after Mexican actor and director Emilio Fernandez. True story or Hollywood legend?


Why Chaucer Said 'Ax' Instead Of 'Ask,' And Why Some Still Do

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

The most common stereotype of black vernacular is the pronunciation of the word "ask" as "ax." "Ax" has gotten a bad rap for years. Pronounce "ask" as "ax," and immediately many will assume that you're poor, black and uneducated. New York City's first African-American schools chancellor, Dr. Richard R. Green, ...


Summer Of '63: Old Lessons For A New Movement

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

All this summer, NPR is looking back to civil rights activism of 1963, marking the 50th anniversary of a number of events that changed our society. From the assassination of civil rights leader Medgar Evers in Mississippi to the March on Washington; NPR is remembering the past and examining ...