diversity http://blog.wlrn.org en Miami Honors NPR Host Michel Martin http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-honors-npr-host-michel-martin <p>Don't be surprised if you see <a href="http://www.npr.org/people/5201175/michel-martin">Michel Martin</a> tearing up a bit on Thursday, May 8, when she visits Miami to receive this year's Hank Meyer Headliner Award -- even she's worried about crying a little.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 10:59:25 +0000 Kelley Mitchell 31841 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami Honors NPR Host Michel Martin Learning At The Cash Register: 5 Questions For CEO Suzan McDowell http://blog.wlrn.org/post/learning-cash-register-5-questions-ceo-suzan-mcdowell <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As a regular digital feature of the Sunshine Economy, we'll be asking local CEOs how they got where they are and what they think of the business community in South Florida.</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Suzan McDowell is the President and CEO of Circle of One Marketing, a public-relations and community-outreach firm. A Jamaican-American, Suzan was named one of South Florida’s top 50 Most Powerful Black Business Leaders of 2013 by Legacy Magazine and the Miami Herald.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 04:41:01 +0000 Elaine Chen 27487 at http://blog.wlrn.org Learning At The Cash Register: 5 Questions For CEO Suzan McDowell Why Do We Describe Asian Eyes As 'Almond-Shaped'? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/why-do-we-describe-asian-eyes-almond-shaped Last week, Julie Chen revealed on <em>The Talk</em> <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-207_162-57602721/julie-chen-reveals-she-had-plastic-surgery-to-make-eyes-look-bigger/" target="_blank">that she had double eyelid surgery</a> to make her eyes look "less Chinese" in order to advance her TV career.<p>"[Her news director] said, 'Let's face it, Julie. How relatable are you to our community? How big of an Asian community do we really have in Dayton?' " Chen recalled. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 16:44:25 +0000 Kat Chow 20677 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why Do We Describe Asian Eyes As 'Almond-Shaped'? Map Of South Florida Shows How Racially Segregated We Are http://blog.wlrn.org/post/map-south-florida-shows-how-racially-segregated-we-are <p></p><p></p><p>A new map&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5; ">clearly demarcates the racial divide in the United States through&nbsp;</span><a href="http://demographics.coopercenter.org/DotMap/index.html" style="line-height: 1.5; ">colorful dots</a>,&nbsp;showing the demographics of South Florida and highlighting the striking partitions of how we live.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 16:32:37 +0000 Nathaniel Sandler 20179 at http://blog.wlrn.org Map Of South Florida Shows How Racially Segregated We Are Miami Accents: Why Locals Embrace That Heavy "L" Or Not http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-accents-why-locals-embrace-heavy-l-or-not <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Michelle </span>Antelo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was born and raised in Miami but has never lived anywhere else. After learning Spanish at home from her Cuban parents, she always thought her English, which she learned at school, was up to American standards.</span></p><p>But, as many Miamians have learned, her way of speaking stuck out around people from places other than Miami. When Antelo was a cheerleader in high school, her Broward County teammates told her she sounded different.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Patience Haggin 19624 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami Accents: Why Locals Embrace That Heavy "L" Or Not Miami Accents: How 'Miamah' Turned Into A Different Sort Of Twang http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-accents-how-miamah-turned-different-sort-twang <p></p><p></p><p>You might’ve heard it when you're out on the town, at Publix, or at that cafe down the street. Or, you might hear it when you open your own mouth.</p><p><strong><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/miami-accents-why-locals-embrace-heavy-l-or-not?nopop=1" target="_blank">RELATED: Miami Accents: Why Locals Embrace That Heavy "L" Or Not</a></strong></p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 14:21:08 +0000 Gabriella Watts 18972 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami Accents: How 'Miamah' Turned Into A Different Sort Of Twang Metrotown, Where Students Talk Openly About Race, Diversity http://blog.wlrn.org/post/metrotown-where-students-talk-openly-about-race-diversity <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 15:49:49 +0000 Patience Haggin 19064 at http://blog.wlrn.org Metrotown, Where Students Talk Openly About Race, Diversity More Latinos Read All About It In English http://blog.wlrn.org/post/more-latinos-read-all-about-it-english A growing share of Latinos in the U.S. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 11:51:30 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 17935 at http://blog.wlrn.org More Latinos Read All About It In English Florida Case Prompts Massive Responses To Race Card Project http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-case-prompts-massive-responses-race-card-project Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>In many ways, the trial of George Zimmerman has been a Rorschach test for America. What people saw and heard about the case was often colored by their own life circumstances, and there are lots of opinions out there, many expressed quite loudly.<p>This morning, we're going to return to our partnership with the Race Card Project to capture the conversations about race that happen in much quieter spaces.<p>For the last few years, NPR's Michele Norris has asked people to share their six-word stories about race and cultural identity. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 21:55:18 +0000 Renee Montagne 17535 at http://blog.wlrn.org South Florida Reacts To Verdict In Zimmerman Trial http://blog.wlrn.org/post/south-florida-reacts-verdict-zimmerman-trial <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We're covering reactions to the</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Seminole County jury's decision to acquit George Zimmerman. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tell us what you think by calling (305) 330-WLRN (9576)</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;or tweet us </span>@WLRN<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We'll also be updating this page. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 00:08:28 +0000 WLRN Staff 17311 at http://blog.wlrn.org South Florida Reacts To Verdict In Zimmerman Trial