Shereen Marisol Meraji http://www.kunc.org en 35 Years After Minnie Riperton's Death, New Fans Still Find Her http://www.kunc.org/post/35-years-after-minnie-ripertons-death-new-fans-still-find-her <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE0pwJ5PMDg</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DR_NMtBEj4</p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 11:39:00 +0000 Shereen Marisol Meraji 58787 at http://www.kunc.org 35 Years After Minnie Riperton's Death, New Fans Still Find Her 'Do The Right Thing' Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary http://www.kunc.org/post/do-right-thing-celebrates-its-25th-anniversary Spike Lee's <em>Do the Right Thing</em> was hotly anticipated when it was released 25 years ago.<p>The film about racial tension reaches a boiling point on a scorching summer day in Brooklyn.<em> </em>All the action takes place on one block in Bedford-Stuyvesant, one of the poorest neighborhoods in New York City; a block where African-Americans and Puerto Ricans live, Koreans and Italians work and the New York Police Department plays dirty.<p><em>Do the Right Thing</em> would go on to be nominated for an Oscar for best original screenplay, where it ultimately lost out to <em>Dead Poets Society Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:53:00 +0000 Shereen Marisol Meraji 58386 at http://www.kunc.org 'Do The Right Thing' Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary Shape-Up And Checkup: LA Barbers To Start Testing Blood Pressure http://www.kunc.org/post/shape-and-check-la-barbers-start-testing-blood-pressure 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.<p>Death rates from hypertension are three times higher in African-American men than in white men of the same age, says Dr. Ronald Victor, the director of Cedars-Sinai Center for Hypertension in Los Angeles.<p>"Hypertension is one of the biggest reasons why the life expectancy of African-American men is only 69 years," Victor says. Sun, 22 Jun 2014 15:18:00 +0000 Shereen Marisol Meraji 58075 at http://www.kunc.org Shape-Up And Checkup: LA Barbers To Start Testing Blood Pressure In LA, Barbers Cut Hair And Check Blood Pressure http://www.kunc.org/post/la-barbers-cut-hair-and-check-blood-pressure A Los Angeles doctor is training barbers to check their customers for high blood pressure. He's targeting the social hubs for black men because of the health risks associated with hypertension. Sun, 22 Jun 2014 12:01:00 +0000 Shereen Marisol Meraji 58071 at http://www.kunc.org For These Inner-City Dads, Fatherhood Comes With Homework http://www.kunc.org/post/these-inner-city-dads-fatherhood-comes-homework About two dozen dads — all African-Americans, ranging in age from their early 20s to late 40s — are standing in a circle participating in a call-and-response exercise:<p><blockquote><p>Call: You done broke them chains.<br /> Response: From my body and my brain!<br /> Call: But you was deaf, dumb and blind. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 20:21:00 +0000 Shereen Marisol Meraji 57730 at http://www.kunc.org For These Inner-City Dads, Fatherhood Comes With Homework