Conan vs. Leno: A Sign of Our Aging Times

New America Media, News Analysis, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Jan 31, 2010

A NAM editor writes Jay Leno's return to late night is a sign mainstream TV may have to start targeting aging baby boomers as the younger viewers scatter to new media.




Fatal SF Shooting May Be Related to Sex Business

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Posted: Jan 31, 2010

Fatal SF Shooting May Be Related to Sex Business




State of the Union Address: We Cannot Be SilentPresident Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address is a testimony to the power of we: we, who dared to dream breaking the centuries-old color barrier at the White House was possible.

New America Media, News Analysis, Benjamin Todd Jealous, Posted: Jan 31, 2010

President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address is a testimony to the power of we: we, who dared to dream breaking the centuries-old color barrier at the White House was possible.




School Matters: Students' 'Core Needs' Not Being Met

New America Media, Question & Answer, Carolyn Goossen, Posted: Jan 31, 2010

A leading researcher says low-income students have been hit the hardest by California's budget cuts, and that the much lauded, federal Race to the Top competition among school districts will do little to help students receive what they need most: a high quality public education.




Latino Leaders Grade Obama

Vida en el Valle, Interviews, Staff, Posted: Jan 31, 2010

Latino leaders in California's Central Valley grade the president on his first year in office after this week's State of the Union. Traducción al español




Understanding Haiti's History Key to Understanding the Quake

New America Media, Audio, Andrew Lam, Video by Cliff Parker, Posted: Jan 31, 2010

UC Berkeley Professor Percy Hintzen says to understand the devastation following Haiti's earthquake, you have to understand the Caribbean nation's important role in modern history.




Líderes latinos evalúan al presidente

Vida en el Valle" class="url org fn">Vida En El Valle, News Report, Posted: Jan 31, 2010

Vida en el Valle preguntó a los latinos del área cuál es su impresión de Obama.




Las tres palabras que Obama no dijo

America, Commentary, Maribel Hastings, Posted: Jan 30, 2010

Como dijo el director ejecutivo de America’s Voice, Frank Sharry, “sabíamos que la mención de Obama de la reforma migratoria sería acelerada, pero no esperábamos que fuera a 75 millas por hora”.




The Three Words Obama Didn't Say

America, Commentary, Maribel Hastings, Posted: Jan 30, 2010

As Frank Sharry, executive director of America’s Voice, said, “We expected the Obama mention of immigration reform would be a drive-by; we just didn’t expect it to be at 75 miles per hour.” Traducción al español




Detroit Arab Immigrant Gets Deportation Reprieve

The Arab American News, News Report, Staff, Posted: Jan 30, 2010




Yemen: A Haven for Qhat Not Al-Qaeda

New America Media, Question & Answer, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jan 30, 2010

Noted Middle East scholar William O. Beeman believes the narcotic qhat is the root cause of many of Yemen's ills.




A Coming of Age Moment for Haiti’s Neighbors

New America Media, News Analysis, Marcelo Ballvé, Posted: Jan 30, 2010

Haiti's neighbors in Latin America and Caribbean face an existential challenge. How can they step up to the plate and help Haiti rebuild even as they manage their own pressing domestic problems?




Jobless Americans -- A Neglected Priority

El Observador, Commentary, Hilbert Morales, Posted: Jan 29, 2010

Bailout funding will do little to address the the high U.S. unemployment rate, writes the editor of San Jose's El Observador. If Obama is to win re-election in 2012, the Democratic Party must take on this "neglected priority."




Obama Administration Threatens to Yank Stimulus Funds Over Civil Rights

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Jan 29, 2010

For the first time since President Obama signed the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act a year ago, his administration has threatened to withhold stimulus money from a transit agency because it failed to comply with federal civil rights laws.





ICE Anti-Drug Bust Nets Nearly 500 Detainees

La Opinion, News Report, Posted: Jan 29, 2010

ICE Anti-Drug Bust Nets Nearly 500 Detainees




Obama's Stimulus Can't Slow Black, Latino Unemployment

New America Media/Final Call, News Report, Charlene Muhammad, Posted: Jan 29, 2010

President Obama is asking Congress to send him a new jobs bill. This as a New America Media/Final Call investigation shows the stimulus bill he signed last year did little to slow the rise in Black and Latino unemployment.




New America Now: The Power of Women

New America Media, Audio, Posted: Jan 29, 2010

New America Now presents A Woman's Special featuring the only female Prime Minister of Peru, a rare example of a woman completing a Torah, and the reality of emerging roles for Muslim women today.




Women's Rights Under Fire in Texas and Arizona

New America Media, Audio, Odette Keeley, Posted: Jan 29, 2010

Undocumented pregnant women being held in detention centers have reason to worry; and, women in Texas are facing harsh obstacles in getting their license to practice eyebrow threading




H1N1 Stories Rivet Capitol Hill Event

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Jan 29, 2010

Dr. Henry Lin, a surgeon, was helpless to save his son from the H1N1 virus. He told his tragic story and urged parents to vaccinate their children at a Capital Hill briefing on the flu.




Cosmopolitan Obama Shuts World Out in State of the Union Address

New America Media, Video, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jan 29, 2010

Essayist Richard Rodriguez says America was capable of creating Obama. But the president's job is much harder - recreating America. In his first State of the Union address, the president tried to romance the Congress, but can he romance the country once more?




Teen Abortion Rates Spike

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Audio, Donny Lumpkins & YO!Radio Crew, Posted: Jan 29, 2010

This week on YO!Radio -- youth chose good over green, teen abortions on the rise and a 16-year-old sails around the world while blogging.




Field Poll: Californians Flunk State of the Union and State

New America Media, News Report, Annette Fuentes, Posted: Jan 29, 2010

President Obama might have tried to instill some hope and optimism with his State of the Union but a new poll of California voters finds they think the country and the state is off track.


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Female Squash Player from Waziristan Defies Tradition

Pakistan Link, News Feature, Khurram Shahzad, Posted: Jan 29, 2010

Maria Toor Pakay grew up in the tribal regions of Waziristan in Pakistan where the Taliban exert a lot of influence. Now she is Pakistan's top-rated squash player.




Oscar Grant's Daughter Wins $1.5 Million Settlement

New America Media Yo! Youth Outlook, Video, Ann Bassette & Min Lee, Posted: Jan 29, 2010

BART shooting victim Oscar Grant's five-year-old daughter was awarded a $1.5 million settlement. John Burris, attorney for the Oscar Grant family, reacts to the settlement.




Poll of the Haitian Diaspora on the Earthquake

New America Media, Poll, Bendixen & Amandi , Posted: Jan 28, 2010

New America Media and Bendixen & Amandi poll Haitian Americans on their reaction to the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Price, Haiti.


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Ethnic Media Parse the State of the Union

New America Media, News Analysis, Sarah Damian, Vivian Po, Andrew Lam, Posted: Jan 28, 2010

Latino media coverage expressed disappointment that President Barack Obama largely ignored the thorny issue of immigration reform in his State of the Union address. Chinese media worried that he brought up China twice, both times as a concern.




College Gender Gap Narrows . . . Except for Hispanics

Hispanic Business, News Report, Rob Kuznia, Posted: Jan 28, 2010

The perplexing college gender gap in which 57 percent of all U.S. undergraduates are women has, for the first time in years, failed to grow even wider, with one exception: Hispanic men continue to lose ground on Hispanic women, according to a new study




Africa a Challenge for Obama in 2010

Oneworld.net, News Analysis, Brittany Schell, Posted: Jan 28, 2010

The Obama administration has failed to increase funding for HIV/AIDS programs, bolstered the much maligned International Monetary Fund (IMF), and tripled the budget for the U.S. Military Command in Africa (AFRICOM).




200 Filipino Runaways Stranded in Saudi Arabi

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200 Filipino Runaways Stranded in Saudi Arabia




Howard Zinn: The People's Historian

Big Think, Video, Howard Zinn, Posted: Jan 28, 2010

Howard Zinn, an historian who became part of U.S. history as a participant in civil rights and social justice movements, died Wednesday at 87, leaving behind a long legacy of writing and activism.




NAM Poll: Haitian Quake Leaves Diaspora Grieving

New America Media, News Report, Andrew Lam, Posted: Jan 28, 2010

Haitians living in the United States are deeply impacted by the devastating earthquake that hit their island homeland earlier this month, according to a poll sponsored by New America Media.




The Colleague Behind the Homicide Statistic

New America Media, Commentary, Raj Jayadev, Posted: Jan 28, 2010

When Albert Cobarrubias was unexpectedly killed in a random act of gun violence. the media covered his death as a number. Raj Jayadev of Silicon Valley De-Bug remembers Albert as an inspiration and a friend.




Urban Homicide in 2009 - What Does the Good News Mean?

New America Media, Commentary, Franklin E. Zimring, Posted: Jan 28, 2010

The crime statistics released by the FBI in January tell a relatively encouraging story but are by no means easy to explain, writes one noted crime-watcher.




Impoverished Chinese Men Find Wives in Vietnam

Chongqing Evening News, News Report, Staff, Posted: Jan 28, 2010




The Field Poll: California's Diversity a Mixed Blessing

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Jan 28, 2010

The Field Poll queried California voters about what they felt about the state's growing diversity. Most saw advantages but many also understood it meant growing friction and adjustment pains.




The Sound of Cape Verde Returns

New America Media, News Report, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jan 28, 2010

Nha Sentimento is the new album from singer Cesaria Evora. Emmanuel Nado, host of Africa Mix on KALW, discusses the long-lasting popularity of the African music legend.




Haiti - Profiting from misery?

Final Call, News Analysis, Saeed Shabazz, Posted: Jan 27, 2010

Two days after the quake, Democracy Now, a daily independent radio and television program that is nationally syndicated, aired segments of a Jan. 13 speech given by Canadian journalist and author Naomi Klein at the New York-based Ethical Culture Society.




Haitians Need to Work With Diaspora to Rebuild Haiti

New America Media, Question & Answer, Erin Marcus M.D., Posted: Jan 27, 2010

The Haitian diaspora are already doing a lot and can play an even more critical role in rebuilding Haiti says Marlene Bastien who hopes to become the first Haitian-American in the U.S. Congress.




Drug Surveillance Drones Frequent Flyers in Latin America

New America Media, News Report, Marcelo Ballvé, Posted: Jan 27, 2010

Drone aircraft are increasingly engaged in counterdrug missions over South American jungles and Mexican cities. The drones, many manufactured and sold by Israel, represent the latest high-tech escalation of Latin America’s anti-drug efforts.




Philippine News/GMANews.TV, News Report, Posted: Jan 27, 2010

Pacquiao's Trainer: Clottey Too Tough for a KO




How Californians Feel About President Obama

New America Media, Audio, Miesha Walker, Posted: Jan 27, 2010

The Field Poll taken in 6 languages uncovers how Californians feel about the Obama presidency.




Waters and CBC Members Stand Strong for Black Media Jobs, Small Businesses, Housing and Census Count

LA Sentinel, News Analysis, Hazel Trice Edney, Posted: Jan 27, 2010

The 10 Black members of the powerful House Finance Committee are still being applauded this week by the Black Press and Black leaders nationally for boldly boycotting a committee meeting in order to force a $4 billion allocation to benefit the Black community.




Chinese Woman Throat Slit in NYC

World Journal, News Report, Posted: Jan 27, 2010

Chinese Woman Throat Slit in NYC




Indian American Publisher to Receive High Civilian Honor

desitalk.com, News Report, Posted: Jan 27, 2010

Indian American Publisher to Receive High Civilian Honor




The Football Game That Changed New Orleans

Nola Beez, News Feature, Jay Lake, Posted: Jan 27, 2010

On January 16, 2010, the Saints won a game that left the city positively giddy but the significance of the game may actually be overshadowed by a game that didn't happen in New Orleans.




U.S.-Cuba Relations: 1 Step Forward, 10 Steps Back

Caribpress.com, Commentary, Christina Pina, Posted: Jan 27, 2010

Washington's move to increase scrutiny of travelers from Cuba in wake of Christmas Day bombing attempt by Nigerian national appears to have given both sides ample reason to revert to old ways.




Ling Chi Wang Leaves CAA After 40 Years of Service

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Jan 27, 2010

Ling Chi Wang Leaves CAA After 40 Years of Service




Betty Goes Home

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jan 27, 2010

To grow old in America away from the familiar sounds of home? Or to go back to the homeland far away from the children in America? One Indian immigrant makes the decision about where to spend her old age.




Taiwanese President Began His Journey of Humanity to Central America

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Ryan Shih, Posted: Jan 27, 2010

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou stopped by San Francisco on Monday night before continuing his trip to Central America. Unlike his last two visits, Ma filled his plane with supplies for the victims of the Haitian earthquake. He described his trip as a “Journey of Humanity”.




H1N1 Infections Fall, But a New Wave Could Erupt

New America Media, News Report, Jacob Simas, Posted: Jan 27, 2010

State health officials downgraded the flu pandemic from “widespread” to “sporadic” but they are concerned about a third wave.




Pregnant and Shackled: Hard Labor for Arizona's Immigrants

New America Media, News Feature, Valeria Fernández , Posted: Jan 26, 2010

Arizona denies undocumented immigrants the right to post bail. This means that if you happen to be pregnant like Miriam Mendiola-Martinez, you might have to give birth while shackled to a hospital bed.




Female Wrestler Fighting for Equality

Vida en el Valle, News Report, Daniel Casarez, Posted: Jan 26, 2010

16-year-old Biridiana Mendoza, the only female wrestler at Selma High School, is determined to further her sports career and gender equality in sports. She is ranked sixth nationally in the 132-pound division.




Vietnam Sentences 4 Pro-Democracy Activists

Nguoi-Viet.com, News Report, Posted: Jan 26, 2010

Vietnam Sentences 4 Pro-Democracy Activists




Embarazada y encadenada: Justicia dura para los inmigrantes en Arizona

New America Media, News Feature, Posted: Jan 26, 2010

Embarazada y encadenada: Justicia dura para los inmigrantes en Arizona




Field Poll: Tea Party Off the Radar of Ethnic Californian Voters

New America Media, News Report, Annette Fuentes, Posted: Jan 26, 2010

A new survey finds that in California, the Tea Party has little resonance with minority voters. Most are not even aware of it.




Leland Cheung Becomes First Asian on Cambridge City Council

Sampan.org, News Report, Posted: Jan 26, 2010

Leland Cheung Becomes First Asian on Cambridge City Council




Survey: Canada Tops for Filipino Immigrants

Inquirer.net, News Report, Jeremiah Opiniano, Posted: Jan 25, 2010

Survey: Canada Tops for Filipino Immigrants




Tea Party Rides 'Perfect Storm' of Populist Rage

New America Media, Roundup, Annette Fuentes, Posted: Jan 25, 2010

A conservative backlash against the Obama administration and the Democratic agenda of health care and immigration reform is growing, with the Tea Party movement as the most visible proof. Three community organizers and activists dissect the roots of populist discontent and why the left is failing to ignite a movement.




A Letter from Haiti: A Dream Unfulfilled

New America Media, Commentary, Marc Péralte Dandin, Posted: Jan 25, 2010

As we desperately and heroically tear through the rubble with our bare hands to free our fellow citizens, as we hopelessly seek medical care for the injured, we lament not only the dead but we also weep for the Haitian Dream.




Haiti Through the Lens of Arab Television

Mosaic Intelligence Report, Video, Jamal Dajani, Posted: Jan 25, 2010

Middle Eastern satellite television often offers a steady stream of death and destruction. But now these images are not of Gaza, but of Haiti.




U.S. War Veterans Fight Deportation

La Opinión, News Report, Pilar Marrero, Translated by Elena Shore and Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Jan 24, 2010

Not even the most decorated and honorable military service can protect U.S. war veterans from ruthless immigration laws.




Indian Elders Fear Fraying Family Net

New America Media, News Feature, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jan 24, 2010

No discussion about aging in India is complete without a lament for the collapse of the extended family. Indians are graying, with 81 million over the age of 60. The population above 80, however, is growing the fastest. By 2050, according to UN estimates, 48 million Indians will be over 80.




Study: Lumping Ethnic Groups in Mental Health Research Leaves Many Untreated

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Jan 24, 2010

Research into depression care that lumps together different ethnic groups misses important differences among them and the care they need, a new study reports.




Vietnamese-Canadian Taekwondo Grandmaster Among Haiti Missing

Bolsavik.com, News Report, Posted: Jan 24, 2010

Vietnamese-Canadian Taekwondo Grandmaster Among Haiti Missing




Defeat in Massachusetts

La Opinión, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Jan 23, 2010

An editorial in La Opinion argues that Barack Obama was partly responsible for the Democrats' defeat in the Massachusetts senatorial election.




This Time it was Personal

Haitiantimes.com, Commentary, Garry Pierre-Pierre, Posted: Jan 23, 2010

I have been covering my beloved homeland for about 20 years. The assignments have ranged from coup d’etats to elections to flooding , carnival and festivals. But the devastation brought on by this earthquake that shook this mountainous nation of roughly nine million people to its core, myself included.




Los mexicanos en los EEUU temen la violencia en México

New America Media, News Report, Manuel Ortiz, Posted: Jan 23, 2010

La pobreza y falta de empleo ya no son las únicas causas por las que algunos inmigrantes mexicanos radicados en los Estados Unidos no quieren volver a su país. English Translation




Time for Obama to Get His FDR On

New America Media, News Report, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Jan 23, 2010

President Obama never encouraged the media concocted, adman’s fantasy land, comparison of him to Franklin Delano Roosevelt. But with the Massachusetts vote debacle smacking him in the face, his only hope for rebound is to really act like FDR




Mexicans In U.S. Fear Violent Mexico

New America Media, News Report, Manuel Ortiz, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Jan 23, 2010

Poverty and joblessness aren’t the only factors keeping Mexican immigrants in the United States from returning to their home country. The escalating war on drugs in Mexico has made many of them afraid to go back. Traducción al español




Kuwait Court Gives Death Sentence to Filipina Worker

Philippine News/GMA News TV, News Report, Posted: Jan 23, 2010

Kuwait Court Gives Death Sentence to Filipina Worker




The Year of Obama - Scaling Back High Expectations

Pakistan Link, Commentary, Anila Ali, Posted: Jan 22, 2010

The promises of change from President Obama remain largely unfulfilled a year into his presidency. But there is still time and as a leader he has proven thoughtful and deliberate.




Pray for Haiti

YO! Youth Outlook, Audio, Donny Lumpkins and Alicia Marie, Posted: Jan 22, 2010

This week on YO!Radio -- young people share their take on how the world has responded to the crisis in Haiti.




Latinos, Corporate Power and the Supreme Court

National Institute for Latino Policy eNewsletter, Commentary, Angelo Falcón , Posted: Jan 22, 2010

Yesterday's Supreme Court decision in the appeal of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission adds to the already corrupting influence of money on American politics, which is bad news for the Latino community.




Haiti Earthquake Calls Role of Journalists into Question

La Opinión, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Jan 22, 2010

The earthquake in Haiti and its aftermath are sparking a debate over the role of journalists: Should they be witnesses or participants in rescue efforts? Editors of La Opinión question the way mainstream media have made their own reporters the center of the story.




School Matters: California Must Raise Latino Student Achievement

New America Media, Commentary, Ted Lempert, Posted: Jan 22, 2010

The achievement gap hurts Latinos and is bad for California. With an economy increasingly reliant on an educated workforce, California’s inability to close the gap threatens the state’s future economic stability.




Field Poll: Ethnic Voters May Save CA Democrats

New America Media, News Report, Aaron Glantz, Posted: Jan 22, 2010

If Republicans want to build on Scott Brown's victory in Massachusetts in historically blue California this fall, it will have to overcome the state GOP's inability to win over ethnic voters--or at least hope those voters stay home.




Arizona Law Would Criminalize Undocumented Immigrants

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández , Posted: Jan 22, 2010

A bill moving fast through the Arizona Senate would allow local police to arrest and incarcerate someone for trespassing” into the territory of the state. It would also sanction those providing sanctuary, including faith-based groups.




New America Now: Field Poll Results, MLK in Memphis, Returning to India

New America Now, Audio, Posted: Jan 22, 2010

An extensive field poll on the Obama presidency yields surprising results, Taylor and Bessie Rogers of StoryCorps discuss seeing Martin Luther King in Memphis, and Betty Kamath is returning to a home for the elderly in India.




Positive Views From California Chinese Voters in The Field Poll

New America Now, Audio, Odette Keeley, Posted: Jan 22, 2010

Most Chinese Americans in California are pessimistic about the state’s economy but many also believe they're better off financially than others; and, a newly-launched regional news hub helps ethnic media in Louisiana expand online.




U.S. Drone Missile Kills Filipino Bomber in Pakistan

Inquirer.net, News Report, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Posted: Jan 22, 2010

Filipino Abdul Basit Usman, an alleged demolition expert for the Abu Sayyaf, and wanted by the U.S. for $1M is believed killed in a drone strike in Pakistan.




Create Jobs Where the People Are

New America Media, News Report, Arlene Holt Baker, Posted: Jan 22, 2010

America’s jobs crisis is hurting everyone. But for African Americans, it’s a catastrophe. Unless America takes immediate steps to create jobs now—jobs where the people are—the damage will become even more entrenched, threatening generations of African Americans.




Saving Haiti, Saving Humanity

New America Media, Commentary, Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez, Posted: Jan 21, 2010

Haiti is changing the way we look at life and the way we look at each other as human beings. It should also change how we look at immigrants here in the United States, struggling to survive.




Ali Wong: Adorably Inappropriate

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Ann Bassette, Posted: Jan 21, 2010

The comedian and San Francisco native was back in her hometown telling jokes for a good cause.




Prices in Haiti on the Rise While Population Starves

Haitiantimes.com, News Report, Garry Pierre-Pierre, Posted: Jan 21, 2010

Last week, the price of a small can of rice cost US$2. Tuesday, it costs Haitian US$3.50. A gallon of cooking oil that cost $10 only days ago now fetches US$20. What will they cost tomorrow? No one knows.




Pacquiao-Clottey Face-Off Gets Grand, Glitzy Kickoff

Inquirer.net, News Report, Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Posted: Jan 21, 2010

Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones will be hosting his very first boxing bout - Pacquiao vs. Clottey at the world's largest domed football stadium. Located in Arlington, Texas, it's the same venue for this year's NBA All Star Game.




Obesity Leveled Off in U.S., Except Among Boys

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jan 21, 2010

Our fight against obesity, which has leveled off across most of the population -- except one group: 6-19-year-old boys.




Temporary Protection for Haitians: A First Step

New America Media, News Report, Shaina Aber & Christian Fuchs, Posted: Jan 21, 2010

The decision by the US to grant Haitians permission to stay, work and send remittances home is welcome news.




Filipino Scientist Makes New Vaccine Against Malaria

Philippine News , News Report, Posted: Jan 21, 2010

Filipino Scientist Makes New Vaccine Against Malaria




Ohlone Nation Fights to Save Ancestral Homeland

New America Media, Video, R.M. Arrieta and Ann Bassette, Posted: Jan 21, 2010

San Francisco and much of the Bay Area is the ancestral homeland of the Ohlone nation. Remnants of their villages can be found deep beneath the soil. The blood runs deep. They have lived in the Bay Area for more than 10,000 years according to carbon-dated artifacts.




Temporary Protection for Haitians: A First Step

New America Media, News Report, Shaina Aber & Christian Fuchs, Posted: Jan 21, 2010

The decision to grant Haitians currently in the United States permission to stay, work and send remittances home under a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program is welcome news. But it's only the first step.




Haitians Now Join Environmental Refugees

New America Media, News Analysis, Andrew Lam, Posted: Jan 20, 2010

The earthquake in Haiti has potentially added another 1.5-2 million to the list of those displaced by environmental disasters, and many will no doubt seek asylum in other countries.




U.S. Bangladeshis Track Climate Changes Back Home

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Jan 20, 2010

Concern about climate change among the public has waned, but the issue is foremost among many Bangladeshi Americans, because of the vulnerability of Bangladesh to climate change.




Miami Archdiocese Leads Haiti Orphans Rescue

El Nuevo Herald, News Report, Luisa Yanez, Alfonso Chardy and Sergio Bustos, Posted: Jan 20, 2010

Miami Archdiocese Leads Haiti Orphans Rescue




NY Immigrant 'Aid' Businesses Indicted for Fraud

El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, Catalina Jaramillo, Posted: Jan 20, 2010

NY Immigrant 'Aid' Businesses Indicted for Fraud




Latinos and the Political Earthquake in Massachusetts

National Institute for Latino Policy, Commentary, Angelo Falcón , Posted: Jan 20, 2010

The election of Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate could be bad news for Latinos, writes the commentator.




Field Poll: Californians Increasingly Disappointed with the President

New America Media, News Report, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jan 20, 2010

According to a new multilingual voter survey by The Field Poll, one year into the Obama presidency, voters in the nation’s biggest minority-majority state are looking at their first minority president with increasing disappointment.




Massachusetts Election: Death Knell for Immigration Reform?

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Jan 20, 2010

The historic election in Massachusetts could spell trouble for Democrats, but advocates of immigration reform say it’s not over yet.




Arab American Muslims, Christians Provide Relief to Haiti

Arab Detroit, News Report, Ameera David, Posted: Jan 20, 2010

Arab American Muslims and Christians, who from a national to local level are contributing to Haiti relief in unprecedented ways.




Field Poll: Californians Disappointed with President

New America Media, News Report, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jan 20, 2010

A year into the Obama presidency, voters in the nation’s biggest minority-majority state are disappointed with Obama.




UCLA Study Finds Significant Labor Rights Violations

La Opinón, News Report, Posted: Jan 20, 2010

UCLA Study Finds Significant Labor Rights Violations




Health Care Reform: Did Obama Deliver?

theloop21.com, News Report, Alyssa Giachino, Posted: Jan 20, 2010

After one year in office, theloop21.com looks at how President Barack Obama performed on health care reform?




民意調查發現: 愈來愈多加州選民對奧巴馬感到失望

New America Media, News Report, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jan 20, 2010

奧巴馬上任美國總統一年以來,有愈來愈多加州選民表示對他失望。根據民意調查機構Field Poll最新公佈的民調結果顯示,加州選民對奧巴馬的支持率僅維持在56%。




Multilingual Poll Finds Californians United in Financial Misery

New America Media, News Report, Annette Fuentes, Posted: Jan 19, 2010

California residents are united across racial and ethnic lines in viewing the state’s economic landscape as bleak and their own financial situation as worse than the previous year, according to a new multilingual voter survey by The Field Poll.




多語言民意調查發現加州選民在經濟困境中意見一致

New America Media, News Report, Annette Fuentes, Posted: Jan 19, 2010

多語言民意調查發現加州選民在經濟困境中意見一致




In Haiti, Courage and Compassion Trump Violence

New America Media, Commentary, Sasha Kramer, Posted: Jan 19, 2010

Don't believe the reports of violence and unrelenting riots in Haiti, writes a community organizer in Port au Prince. Most people are resilient and compassionate in the face of the great tragedy.




Arab American Facing Deportation, Separation From Family

The Arab American News, News Report, Khalil AlHajal, Posted: Jan 19, 2010

An Arab-American man who has been in the U.S. for 27 years and now resides in Hamtramck, Michigan, a smaller city inside Detroit, is scheduled for deportation Wednesday, leaving his wife and six U.S. born children behind, unless a U.S. Congressman intervenes by introducing a private bill addressing his case.




Second Chances For Unlikely Candidates

El Tecolote, News Feature, Andres Caballero, Posted: Jan 19, 2010

At the forefront of preventing recently released inmates from becoming just another statistic is San Francisco-based PHATT Chance Reentry Program.




Class of 2011 Sweatshirts Cause Controversy

The Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Jan 19, 2010

Class of 2011 Sweatshirts Cause Controversy




Homes Designed for Extended Families Collapsed in Haitian Quake

New America Media, News Report, Adolphe Saint-Louis, Posted: Jan 18, 2010

In Haiti, when you want to add to your home, you build on top of the roof, which is concrete held up by pillars or strong walls on the floor below, writes a Delmas resident. But this practice could not withstand the earthquake.




Sunday Mass Was About the Dead

Haitiantimes.com, News Report, Garry Pierre-Pierre, Posted: Jan 18, 2010

On the first Sunday after an earthquake destroyed this city, survivors struggled to keep to their routine, including attending mass.




Haitians Didn’t Believe This Was the Big One

Haitiantimes.com, News Report, Rachel Pratt and Garry Pierre-Pierre, Posted: Jan 18, 2010

Thousands of Haitians were killed and caught under the rubble for the same reason. They didn’t believe this was “the one” and were completely caught off guard.




King Might Picket Obama for Failing the Black Poor

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Jan 18, 2010

Obama would be an easy target for King, says commentator Earl Ofari Hutchinson. Under Obama, one in three blacks is poor, and the president doesn't appear to be plannning to do anything about it.




MLK's Dream Drained

New America Media, Commentary, Brian Miller, Posted: Jan 18, 2010

After Barack Obama’s historic election, many pundits declared that the victory had ushered in a new “post-racial” era. But a new report shows that just as the civil rights victories of the 1950s and 60s did not end racism, the election of our first African-American president does not create a post-racial society.




Could Pakistan's NorthWest Frontier Province Become Afghania?

Pakistan Link, Commentary, Dr. Mohammad Taqi , Posted: Jan 18, 2010

The North-West Frontier Province along the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan has been considering a name change. But agreeing on a name is tough in an area with fierce tribal loyalties.




India's Nano to Drive into U.S. Auto Market

The Times of India, News Report, Posted: Jan 18, 2010

India's Nano to Drive into U.S. Auto Market




Rush to Aid Haiti's Earthquake Victims

One World.net, News Report, Brittany Schell , Posted: Jan 17, 2010

Individuals, aid organizations, and governments worldwide are rallying to aid the people of Haiti after Tuesday's devastating earthquake that has killed tens of thousands of people and crippled the infrastructure of the island nation, already the poorest in the western hemisphere.




Lorenzo Baca: 'Veteran of Government Oppression' Endorses Census

New America Media, News Report, Jacob Simas, Posted: Jan 17, 2010

On Jan. 4, longtime U.S. government critic Lorenzo Baca became the first Native American spiritual leader to offer prayer for the 2010 decennial census, by performing a sunrise ceremony at the northern foot of the Golden Gate Bridge.




What My Recruiter Never Told Me

New America Media, News Report, Aimee Chabot, Posted: Jan 17, 2010

A U.S. soldier in Kosovo negotiates the minefield of a woman serving “in a man’s world.” Aimee Chabot condenses a series of actual events from her year-long deployment into a story about one day for the Veterans Workshop, a New America Media writing project for military veterans.




Study: Large Gap Between Saigon Rich & Poor

Nguoi-viet.com, News Report, Posted: Jan 17, 2010

Study: Large Gap Between Saigon Rich & Poor




Drugs...In Your Water?

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, News Report, Donny Lumkins and the YO!Radio crew, Posted: Jan 16, 2010

This week on YO!Radio, we examine drugs in the news, from the proposed bill to tax and regulate sales of cannabis in San Francisco to New York health care facilities being fined for contaminating drinking water with discarded pharmaceutical drugs.




Chinese Media, Bloggers Ask: Is Google Really Saying Goodbye?

New America Media, News Analysis, Vivian Po, Posted: Jan 16, 2010

Google’s announcement that it may close its offices in China has some Chinese bloggers mourning the loss of a defender of freedom of information, while others are celebrating what they view as a victory for Chinese companies.




Black Immigrant Rights Group Dispels Misconceptions

El Tecolote, News Report, Andres Caballero, Posted: Jan 16, 2010

The Black Alliance for Just Immigration opened a new center in Oakland, Calif., where it works to counter misinformation among African Americans about the economics of immigration.




NY Dominicans Feel Haiti's Pain

El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, Jose Acosta, Posted: Jan 16, 2010

NY Dominicans Feel Haiti's Pain




Why Health Care Reform Could Leave Us All Worse Off

New America Media, Commentary, Sonal Ambegaokar, J.D., Posted: Jan 16, 2010

The exclusion of millions of immigrants from health care would jeopardize the health of all Americans, writes the commentator.




Jordan: Al-Qaeda Hotbed?

Mosaic Intelligence Report, Video, Jamal Dajani, Posted: Jan 16, 2010

The recent incident of the Jordanian suicide bomber who blew himself up in Afghanistan took many Jordanians by surprise, especially when they learned about the depth of the cooperation between their government and the US in the"war on terror."




Filipinos Saved in Haiti, Gov't Sends Help

ABS-CBN News, News Report, Posted: Jan 16, 2010

Filipinos Saved in Haiti, Gov't Sends Help




Fate of Undocumented Chinese in Haiti Remains Unknown

World Journal, News Report, Vivian Po, Posted: Jan 15, 2010

Hundreds of undocumented Chinese immigrants who were living in Haiti as a stopover before crossing into the United States have been trapped in the island nation after Tuesday’s earthquake.




Know Before You Donate: Tips for Haiti Earthquake Relief

New America Media, News Report, Erin N. Marcus, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., Posted: Jan 15, 2010

Before making a donation to Haiti earthquake relief efforts, make sure your money gets to the people who need it.




The American Dream Downsized for Indians

Khabar, News Report, Lavina Melwani, Posted: Jan 15, 2010

Indian immigrants, one of the most affluent minority communities, are having to downsize their American dreams in the middle of the recession.




The American Dream Downsized for Indians

New America Media, News Report, Lavina Melwani, Posted: Jan 15, 2010

Indian immigrants, one of the most affluent minority communities, are having to downsize their American dreams in the middle of the recession.




After the Quake, Depend on Women

New America Media, News Report, Marie St. Cyr and Yifat Susskind, Posted: Jan 15, 2010

If you want to help alleviate the suffering in Haiti, give your money to the women, says a leading human rights organization.




A Young Mother's Manifesto: Five Tips for Raising Your Child

YO! Youth Outlook, Audio, Words//Video: Valerie Klinker, Posted: Jan 15, 2010

A 19-year-old shares why she likes being a young mother and what she has learned from raising her 2-year-old son.




Latino Education Organization Partners with U.S. Army

La Opinion, News Report, Pilar Marrero, Posted: Jan 15, 2010

Latino Education Organization Partners with U.S. Army




53 Filipinas in China Death Row for Drugs

Inquirer.net, News Report, Posted: Jan 15, 2010

53 Filipinas in China Death Row for Drugs




Haitian Americans Pledge Relief; Pacquiao-Mayweather Mega-Fight Knocked Out

New America Media, Audio, Odette Keeley, Posted: Jan 15, 2010

This week on "Stories from the Ethnic Media": Haitian Americans pledge relief for earthquake victims; and why the super-bout between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather collapsed.




New America Now: Haiti Relief Efforts, Value of Nothing, and Sufi Soul

New America Media, Audio, Posted: Jan 15, 2010

Relief efforts are underway for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti, Raj Patel on why we know the Value of Nothing, and Indian music star Kailash Kher is releasing his first international album,Yatra-Nomadic Souls.




Filipino Rescued From Collapsed Haiti Building

Inquirer.net, News Report, Katherine Evangelista & Cynthia Balana, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Posted: Jan 14, 2010

One of the four members of the Philippine delegation to the United Nations in earthquake-hit Haiti has been rescued, the Armed Forces of the Philippines confirmed today.




December Brought Bump in Joblessness for Latinos

El Mensajero, News Report, Antonieta Cadiz, Posted: Jan 14, 2010

December Brought Bump in Joblessness for Latinos




Chinese Media: It Was Only a Goodbye Kiss

New America Media, News Report, Vivian Po, Posted: Jan 14, 2010

The Chinese-American media are calling on the U.S. government to go soft on Jiang HaiSong after he was arrested last Friday for slipping through the security checkpoint to kiss his girlfriend goodbye at the Newark International Airport. But on Chinese Internet discussion boards, opinion is divided.




Haitian Restaurateur Helps With Relief Efforts in LA

Caribpress.com, News Report, Sheannette Virtue, Posted: Jan 14, 2010

Tigeorges is busy coordinating with local Haitians and planning a relief drive at his Glendale Boulevard restaurant – Tigeorges Chicken.




Haitian Americans Pledge Relief After Killer Quake

New America Media, Audio, Odette Keeley, Posted: Jan 14, 2010

Amadi Ajamu, a reporter for Black Star News in New York, says the earthquake in Haiti is “the worst thing that could happen to a nation that is the epitome of black independence and struggle.”




Vietnamese-born Priest Becomes Canada's Youngest Bishop

Bolsavik.com, News Report, Posted: Jan 14, 2010

Vietnamese-born Priest Becomes Canada's Youngest Bishop




All That Work and Still No Boys

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jan 14, 2010

Kathryn Ma relates the experience of Northern California's Chinese American immigrant community in All That Work and Still No Boys.




Why Ugandans Embrace U.S. Christian Right’s Anti-Gay Agenda

New America Media, Commentary, Edwin Okong'o, Posted: Jan 14, 2010

The U.S. Christian right is to blame for a new bill in the Ugandan Parliament that would make some homosexual acts punishable by death.




Brand New Funk -- Bay Area Music Vets Bring the Business

New America Media, Video, JR Valrey and Lawrence Fowler, Posted: Jan 13, 2010

"Town Business" is the new super group put together by Bay Area rap legend Too Short featuring regional music veterans Martin Luther, Silk E and Kev Choice.




California EconoTalk: Hey Honey, Should We Take That Job in California?

New America Media, News Report, Stephen Levy, Posted: Jan 13, 2010

California gets criticized for having high income tax rates and excessive regulations that force businesses to relocate. In fact, neither companies nor high-income individuals are “fleeing California” in large numbers.




Arab Americans Call Airport Profiling ‘Unconstitutional’

New America Media, News Report, Esther M. Gentile, Posted: Jan 13, 2010

Some Arab-American and civil rights groups say the new airport screening regulations amount to "racial profiling" for citizens of 14 predominantly Muslim nations.




Colombians Continue to Migrate

Atlanta Latino, News Report, Posted: Jan 13, 2010

Colombians Continue to Migrate




US Residents Mount Humanitarian Aid to Haiti

Haitiantimes.com, News Report, Garry Pierre-Pierre, Posted: Jan 13, 2010

The earthquake was the strongest to rock Haiti in more than 200 years, collapsing a hospital where people screamed for help and heavily damaging the National Palace, U.N. peacekeeper headquarters and other buildings. An aid official described "total disaster and chaos."




After Reid, Will Blacks Finally Question Democratic Party Leaders?

New America Media, Commentary, Jasmyne A. Cannick, Posted: Jan 13, 2010

Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s characterization of then-candidate Barack Obama’s chances to win the presidency because he is a “light-skinned” African-American “with no Negro dialect”—well, was right, says NAM's Jasymne Cannick. But that's not the whole story.




Nigerian in America

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jan 13, 2010

Chimamanda Ngozi examines what it means to be Nigerian in America in The Thing Around Your Neck, the latest novel from the award winning author.




Federal Grand Jury Targets ‘Tough-Guy’ Sheriff

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández , Posted: Jan 12, 2010

America’s self-proclaimed “toughest” sheriff Joe Arpaio is facing a grand jury investigation into allegations of abuse of power. Latino and civil rights activists hope the investigation will have reverberations on the way he conducts immigration enforcement in Maricopa County.




Droves of Chinese Boats Fish Illegally in Vietnamese Waters

Nguoi-Viet.com, News Report, Posted: Jan 12, 2010

Droves of Chinese Boats Fish Illegally in Vietnamese Waters




Culture Clash in India

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jan 12, 2010

Thrity Umrigar is the author of The Weight of Heaven, a new book about culture clash in India.




Obama Takes Step Backward on Cuba

El Diario/La Prensa, Editorial, Posted: Jan 12, 2010

An editorial in New York's El Diario/La Prensa calls on the Obama administration to reconsider its move to include Cuba on a terrorist list.




More Filipinos Serving as UN Peacekeepers

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Jan 12, 2010

More Filipinos Serving as UN Peacekeepers




New York Ethnic Media Convening - Future of the Haitian Diaspora - Tuesday, Feb. 9th

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Jan 12, 2010


A Convening to Talk About Haiti's Future and the Role of the Diaspora
Results of NAM National Poll of Hatians
Panel of Haitian media and community leaders
Q&A of community representatives




Asian Civil Rights Group Sounds Alarm on Ethnic Make-Up of Redistricting Panel

L.A. Garment & Citizen, News Report, Posted: Jan 12, 2010

APALC representatives urge Asians and Pacific Islanders to put in for duty on the commission, which will draw new legislative seats based on 2010 census data.




Federal Grand Jury Targets ‘Tough-Guy’ Sheriff

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández , Posted: Jan 12, 2010

America’s self-proclaimed “toughest” sheriff Joe Arpaio is facing a grand jury investigation into allegations of abuse of power.




New Orleans, LA-IRE Workshops, Fri-Sat, Jan. 23-24

New America Media, Event, New America Media, Posted: Jan 11, 2010

Ethnic media watchdog workshops help journalists sharpen their skills, learn new approaches and add depth to their reporting. Award-winning journalists from around the country volunteer their times to provide training on topics such as the 2010 census, criminal justice, the economy, education, health care, immigration and local government. Hands-on spreadsheet software training also will be offered.




Hyper Local Ethnic Media Roundtable on H1N1 - Fresno, CA - Wednesday, Jan. 20th

New America Media, Event, New America Media, Posted: Jan 11, 2010

A ROUNDTABLE EXCHANGE WITH LOCAL EXPERTS AND FRONT LINE HEALTH PROVIDERS




Immigration Enforcement Gets Nuanced Under Obama

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jan 11, 2010

Edward Alden discusses the new Obama immigration policy and his new book, The Closing of the American Border: Terrorism, Immigration and Security Since 9/11.




CIA and Security - Lost in Translation

Mosaic Intelligence Report, Video, Jamal Dajani, Posted: Jan 11, 2010

The US security failure is not at airports, but rather with overseas intelligence agencies. Jamal Dajani says the CIA has done a shoddy job of gathering information in Arab and Muslim countries.




Launch of NOLA BEEZ Hive for Hyperlocal News, New Orleans, LA. -Tuesday, Jan. 12

New America Media, News Report, New America Media, Posted: Jan 11, 2010

The NOLA BEEZ ethnic news hub is a project of New America Media's Digital Divide Initiative funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The goals of this project are to help community media set up a viable, robust online presence with trained contributors who could produce stories more efficiently and comprehensively, and to open up new lines of communication among and between ethnic and immigrant communities.




News Briefing- Poll Release - First Multilingual Field Poll of California Voters on California's Economy

New America Media, Event, New America Media, Posted: Jan 11, 2010

For the first time the prestigious Field Poll surveys voters in Asian languages as well as in English and Spanish on questions of critical importance to the state’s political future. Poll results highlight differences and similarities among California’s different ethnic and racial groups.




Reducciones al presupuesto estatal ponen en peligro el programa de salud infantil

New America Media, News Report, Por Viji Sundaram// Video: Liat Krawczyk y Josue Rojas, Posted: Jan 11, 2010

En su proyecto del presupuesto, el Gobernador Arnold Schwarzenegger ha amenazado a terminar el programa de Healthy Families.




Reid Spoke the Awful Truth about Obama’s Racial Exceptionalism

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Jan 11, 2010

Senate Majority leader Harry Reid apologized profusely for his unguarded quip that Obama’s light skin and non-Negro dialect put him in good standing with him and by implication with other whites. NAM's Earl Ofari Hutchinson argues Reid spoke the awful truth that millions did give Obama a racial pass.




Officials Urge Arab Americans to Participate in Census

The Arab American News, News Report, Khalil AlHajal, Posted: Jan 11, 2010

U.S. Census Bureau officials, the mayors of Dearborn and Dearborn Heights, Mich. and U.S. Rep. John Dingell, recently led a community meeting urging participation in the 2010 census, especially Arab Americans.




State’s Budget Cuts Jeopardize Children’s Healthcare Program

New America Media, News Report, Text: Viji Sundaram // Video: Liat Krawczyk and Josue Rojas, Posted: Jan 11, 2010

California's Healthy Families program helps nearly one million children have access to health care. Now it might fall victim to budget cuts and federal health care reform.




Launch of NOLA BEEZ Hive for Hyperlocal News, New Orleans, LA. -Tuesday, Jan. 12

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Jan 11, 2010

The NOLA BEEZ ethnic news hub is a project of New America Media's Digital Divide Initiative funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The goals of this project are to help community media set up a viable, robust online presence with trained contributors who could produce stories more efficiently and comprehensively, and to open up new lines of communication among and between ethnic and immigrant communities.




Hyper Local Ethnic Media Roundtable on H1N1 - Fresno, CA - Wednesday, Jan. 20th

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Jan 11, 2010

Hyper Local Ethnic Media Roundtable on H1N1 - Fresno, CA - Wednesday, Jan. 20th




주정부 예산 삭감, 위협받는 어린이 건강 보험 프로그램

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jan 11, 2010

주정부 예산 삭감, 위협받는 어린이 건강 보험 프로그램




州預算削減危及兒童健康保險計劃

New America Media, News Report, 由新美國傳媒編輯Viji Sundaram 撰寫, Posted: Jan 11, 2010

州預算削減危及兒童健康保險計劃




Dự Thảo Ngân Sách Của Thống Đốc Đe Dọa Chương Trình Chăm Sóc Sức Khoẻ Trẻ Con

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jan 11, 2010

Dự Thảo Ngân Sách Của Thống Đốc Đe Dọa Chương Trình Chăm Sóc Sức Khoẻ Trẻ Con




Supreme Court Undermines Protections for Older Workers

New America Media, Commentary, Simon Lazarus and Sergio Eduardo Munoz, Posted: Jan 11, 2010

As tough as the job market is for older workers, the U.S. Supreme Court made their prospects even worse by weakening their ability to sue employers for age discrimination in a ruling rendered last term.




State’s Budget Cuts Jeopardize Children’s Healthcare Program

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jan 11, 2010

California's Healthy Families program helps nearly one million children have access to health care. Now it might fall victim to budget cuts and federal health care reform.




SF-Ethnic Media Education News Briefing and Training -Friday, Feb. 12

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Jan 11, 2010

New America Media and The Education Trust-West invite ethnic media journalists to join us in San Francisco on February 12, 2010 to participate in an special education data training and intimate news briefing.




News Briefing- Poll Release - First Multilingual Field Poll of California Voters on California's Economy

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Jan 11, 2010

For the first time the prestigious Field Poll surveys voters in Asian languages as well as in English and Spanish on questions of critical importance to the state’s political future. Poll results highlight differences and similarities among California’s different ethnic and racial groups.




Native Media and the 2010 Census - Tuesday, Feb. 16

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Jan 10, 2010

A strategy session, organized by New America Media (www.newamericamedia.org), to plan and implement a 2010 Census advertising and communications campaign for southern California's native media outlets and community-based organizations.




Latinos Outnumber Whites in San Fernando Valley

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Jan 10, 2010

Latinos have become the majority in San Fernando Valley to the north of Los Angeles, reports La Opinión




My Big Phat Same-Sex Prison Wedding

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Commentary, Dawn Davis II, Posted: Jan 10, 2010

The debate over Prop 8 and same-sex marriage reached all the way into California's prisons. Dawn Davis married her lover in prison because she was afraid that by the time she left prison, same-sex marriages would be illegal.




Thank You Mark Ingram

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Commentary, Pendarvis Harshaw, Posted: Jan 09, 2010

Alabama running back and Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram spoke to the media after leading his team to a national title in the Bowl Championship Series game this week. One commentator felt he was speaking to him.




Salvadoran Deportations Down in First Week of 2010

El Tiempo Latino, News Report, Posted: Jan 09, 2010

The number of deportation flights for Salvadoran nationals has decreased since the beginning of the year at the request of El Salvador authorities, reports the Spanish-language weekly El Tiempo Latino.




A Doctor's Word--Tips from Al on Managing Diabetes

New America Media, Commentary, Erin Marcus, M.D., Posted: Jan 09, 2010

Al Whitaker, 54, an associate church pastor in Boston, was diagnosed with diabetes nine years ago. But through diet, exercise and self-management, he is in control of a "scary" diagnosis and his health.




Filipina White House Chef Wins Iron Chef Face-Off

ABS-CBN, News Report, Posted: Jan 09, 2010

Cristeta Comerford, the first-ever Filipino-American White House Executive Chef, got a chance to prove her culinary skills on the TV show Iron Chef America.




Dead Latinos

La Prensa San Diego, Commentary, José Ramon Sánchez, Posted: Jan 09, 2010

When does one dead Hollywood actor trump another? When does one fierce dead organizer against social injustices trump another? In fact, when does a dead chimp responsible for a hideous attack catapult himself above the life of a dead Mexican anthropologist with over 150 books and articles filled with archaeological and cultural studies about Mayan civilization?




Schwarzenegger's Last Dance with California

New America Media, Video, Richard Rodriguez and Sandip Roy, Posted: Jan 09, 2010

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger gave his last State of the State speech. But is the Hollywood hero riding off into the sunset or California's sunset? Essayist and author Richard Rodriguez discusses Schwarzenegger and the state of the Californian dream.




New Violence in a New Year

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Audio, Donny Lumpkins & YO!Radio Crew, Posted: Jan 09, 2010

This week on YO!Radio -- boy gets hit by stray bullet on New Years, holiday gunfire results in tragety, and one basketball player gets suspended for packing heat in the locker room.




Immigration Reform Will Ease Economic Decline, Study Says

New America Media, News Report, Esther M. Gentile, Posted: Jan 08, 2010

A new study contends that legalizing undocumented workers through comprehensive immigration reform would yield $1.5 trillion to the U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) over a 10-year period, creating jobs and raising wages for all Americans. Traducción al español




Reporte: Reforma migratoria aliviará caída económica

New America Media, News Report, Esther M. Gentile, Posted: Jan 08, 2010

Un nuevo estudio realizado por un investigador académico afirma que la legalización de trabajadores indocumentados a través de una reforma migratoria comprensiva generaría un crecimiento de $1.5 trillones de dólares en el producto interno bruto (PIB) de los Estados Unidos en los próximos 10 años. English Translation




Starbucks to Pay Mexico for Unauthorized Use of Aztec Images

EFE, News Report, Posted: Jan 08, 2010

Starbucks has agreed to pay intellectual property rights to Mexico for a line of coffee mugs depicting pre-Hispanic Aztec images




The American Dream Downsized

< ahref=http://www.khabar.com>Khabar, Commentary, Lavina Melwani, Posted: Jan 08, 2010

For many Indian Americans, one of the most affluent minority groups in the US, the economic meltdown has meant the unraveling of a lifestyle that revolved around dollar signs.




New America Now: The Weight of Heaven and The Thing Around Your Neck

New America Media, Audio, Posted: Jan 08, 2010

Edward Alden discusses the new Obama immigration policy and his new book, The Closing of the American Border, Thrity Umrigar is the author of The Weight of Heaven, and Chimamanda Ngozi examines what it means to be Nigerian in America in The Thing Around Your Neck.




Spreading the Benefits from CA's Clean Air Law

New America Media, Interview, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Jan 08, 2010

Nidia Bautista, policy director for the Coalition for Clean Air, talks about what the state can do to protect communities impacted by pollution and climate change with the 2006 Global Warming Solutions Act.




Undercover Workers Find Hazards in Disney Factories in China

Beijing Times, News Report, Posted: Jan 08, 2010

Undercover Workers Find Hazards in Disney Factories in China




New Study Shows Impact of Immigrant Labor

New America Media, Audio, Odette Keeley, Posted: Jan 08, 2010

This week on "Stories from the Ethnic Media": Immigrants are critical to the country's economic recovery.




Mayweather Blames Pacquiao for Mega-Fight Collapse

Inquirer.net, News Report, Francis T.J. Ochoa, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Posted: Jan 08, 2010

The super-bout between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. may be off, but the battle of words continues as Mayweather accuses Pacquiao of turning down a reasonable drug test compromise. Meantime, Pacquiao's camp announces his next fight will be with weltwerweight Joshua Clottey in mid-March.




Murder-Suicide of Asian Ex Lovers

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Posted: Jan 08, 2010

A recent murder-suicide of a young man and woman in Southern California has left both families in shock.




Haitian Immigrant’s Redemption Story Leaves ICE Cold

New America Media, News Report, Photos by Mizue Aizeki, Text by Aarti Shahani, Posted: Jan 08, 2010

A Haitian immigrant who has already served time for crimes committed 20 years ago suddenly finds himself facing deportation. Congressmen and church leaders point to Jean Montrevil's case to illustrate why the immigration and deportation system is broken.




Vietnamese Homeless Man Charged with Murder

Bolsavik, News Report, Posted: Jan 08, 2010

A Vietnamese homeless man was arraigned today on murder and arson charges stemming from the killing two weeks ago of a fellow Vietnamese homeless man in San Jose.




India's Bajaj Scooter and Maruti 800 Car - R.I.P

Siliconeer, News Report, Siddharth Srivastava, Posted: Jan 08, 2010

In an indication of a changing India, two lifestyle products that defined Indian middle class aspiration in the ’70s and ’80s, the Bajaj scooter and the entry-level Maruti car will soon cease to exist.




Manny Pacquiao: I Had a Talk with God

Inquirer.net, News Feature, Edwin Fernandez, Inquirer Mindanao, Posted: Jan 07, 2010

For the first time, the Philippines’ most famous athlete and the world’s pound-for-pound boxing king has revealed the secret of his success: he had a conversation with God who promised him “strength and power.”




King Abdullah Pardons 79 Filipino Inmates in Saudi Arabia

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Jan 07, 2010

King Abdullah has granted a royal pardon to all jailed “petty criminals” in Saudi Arabia.




Did Court Deal Fatal Blow to Tasers for Police?

New America Media, Commentary, Raj Jayadev and Aram James , Posted: Jan 07, 2010

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently declared that police officers could be held liable for using a Taser without proper cause. But the decision stopped short of treating a Taser as a deadly weapon.




A Free School Breakfast, But Oakland Kids Aren't Biting

New America Media, News Report, Carolyn Goossen, Posted: Jan 07, 2010

Melrose Leadership Academy in Oakland feeds its students free breakfasts in their classrooms every morning, but it is unique among district schools.




Tiger Stereotypes Tiger, and Black Males, Too

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Jan 07, 2010

Vanity Fair made it official. Tiger Woods is now a member in good standing in the pantheon of gang banging, drive by shooting, menacing, thug life, sexually on-the-make, young black males.




California Man Murdered in Mexico

La Opinión, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Jan 06, 2010

Editors of La Opinión mourn the death of Agustin "Bobby" Salcedo, the assistant principal of a Los Angeles County high school who was killed during his recent vacation to Mexico.




Pacquiao, Mayweather Camps Fail to Settle Issues

ABS-CBN, News Report, Posted: Jan 06, 2010

The camps of Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. failed to resolve their differences after nine hours of talks on Wednesday in Manila.




Hispanics Lose Key Democratic Senator

PODER, News Report, Posted: Jan 06, 2010

Senator Chris Dodd from Connecticut, often called a friend of the Latino community, has announced his retirement from the Senate.




Cancer - The Deadly Legacy of the Invasion of Iraq

New America Media, News Report, Jalal Ghazi, Posted: Jan 06, 2010

Cancer and birth defects are skyrocketing in Iraq. Arab media say Iraqi doctors are struggling to cope and are worried that the impact of depleted uranium in bombs used in Iraq will be felt for years to come.




Stimulus Saves English Literacy Classes in Massachusetts

New America Media/Brazilian Journal, News Report, Marcony Almeida, Posted: Jan 06, 2010

The Everett Literacy Program in Massachusetts was rejuvenated by a $50,000 grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), and 54 students saw their prospects brighten.




Financial Secrets of 100 Chinese Women

ASIA, the Journal of culture and commerce, News Report, Leonard Novarro, Posted: Jan 06, 2010

Chinese women in the United States have a lower unemployment rate (3 percent) and a higher average annual income than other women. In her new book, author Giovanna Pang Garcia explains "why Chinese women are not broke."




Border Arrests Increase

La Opinion, News Report, Eileen Truax, Posted: Jan 06, 2010

Border Arrests Increase




Latinos Protest Levy's Possible Bid for N.Y. Governor

El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, Posted: Jan 06, 2010

The announcement that Suffolk County executive Steve Levy is considering a run for governor of New York was not well received by the Hispanic community in Suffolk.




Race Shouldn't Be a Factor in Rape

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, News Analysis, Eming Piansay, Posted: Jan 06, 2010

According to the Contra Costa Times, the 15-year-old girl who was brutally gang raped outside of her Homecoming dance at Richmond High was Caucasian. This piece of information has left a lot of room for speculation and discussion.




Rival Gangs Doing Business Together in L.A.

La Opinión, News Report, Carlos Avilés, Translated by Elena Shore , Posted: Jan 05, 2010

Los Angeles has seen a decrease in gang-related violence in recent years. One explanation is that rival black and Latino gangs that used to fight each other are now business partners, working together on drugs and arms deals.




Colorado Lawmakers, Activists Promote Pro-Immigrant Legislation

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Jan 05, 2010

Colorado Lawmakers, Activists Promote Pro-Immigrant Legislation




Filipino WWII Veterans Have 6 Weeks to Apply for Benefits

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Jan 05, 2010

Filipino WWII Veterans Have 6 Weeks to Apply for Benefits




More Families Turn to Cremation During Recession

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Jan 05, 2010

A record number of cremations was conducted last year by the Los Angeles Coroner's Office, La Opinión reports.




Nigerians Parents Fear for Students Studying Abroad

New America Media, Commentary, Olugu Ukpai , Posted: Jan 05, 2010

US media wonder if Nigeria has Al Qaeda links after the attempt to blow up an airliner on Christmas. But the real worry for many Nigerians is when they send their children abroad for an education, are they risking them turning into terrorists?




Lawyer’s Trial Rivets Public and Tests Chinese Courts

New America Media, News Feature, Xunjun Eberlein, Posted: Jan 05, 2010

China's eventful 2009 ended with another controversial episode: the trial of Li Zhuang, a prominent criminal defense lawyer from Beijing, which has put China's courts and legal system on trial, too.




Landmark Native American Lawsuit Settled

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Jan 05, 2010

Landmark Native American Lawsuit Settled




Study Abroad Holds Peril for Nigerians

New America Media, Commentary, Olugu Ukpai, Posted: Jan 05, 2010

Americans worry if Nigeria is an Al Qaeda hub. But Nigerian parents worry if their children sent abroad for an education could be at risk of turning into terrorists.




Indians in US Divided Over Splitting of State in India

India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Jan 04, 2010

The Government of India is mulling the idea of carving out a new state from the southern state of Andhra Pradesh which includes the tech city of Hyderabad. Non-Resident Indians in the U.S. are divided on the issue.




The Elderly Are Left Out in The New India

New America Media, News Feature, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jan 04, 2010

How do the 80 million elders in India see themselves fitting into the country's young and dynamic image? Not very well. This is the first in a series of reports by NAM editor Sandip Roy, whose reporting was supported by a fellowship from the South Asian Journalists Association.




Heartbreak on America's Frontlines

New America Media, Op-ed, William McComb, Posted: Jan 03, 2010

U.S. servicemen and women can pay the ultimate price for the nation’s security at the most unexpected times.




Legalize it, or Not?

New America Media, Video, JR Valrey and Lawrence Fowler, Posted: Jan 02, 2010

Politicians, activist and street hustlers ponder whether or not Cannibus should be legal in California.




Few Nonprofits in Neediest Communities Hinder 2010 Census

New America Media, News Report, Cassidy Friedman, Posted: Jan 02, 2010

A widespread shortage of community-based organizations in California's poorest communities hinder Census 2010 efforts.




Glee is Off Key On Race

ColorLines, Commentary, Alex Jung, Posted: Jan 02, 2010

After 13 episodes, Glee has entered its hiatus on a high note—critical adoration, more than three million singles sold on iTunes and an ever-growing legion of self-professed “Gleeks.” But what does this show actually say about race?




Adoptive Parents Plan Roots Trips to China

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Staff, Posted: Jan 02, 2010




Scarcity of Nonprofits in Neediest Communities Will Hinder 2010 Census

New America Media, Video, Cassidy Friedman, Posted: Jan 01, 2010

California is counting on its nonprofits for outreach in the 2010 Census. But a widespread shortage of community-based organizations in the state’s poorest communities, which have historically been toughest to count, could spark undercounts even in cities that appear best equipped to tackle census outreach.




What's Next: Muslim-Only Lines At Airports?

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Jan 01, 2010

Are Muslim-only lines at airports next? The thought is offensive, disgusting, and blatantly unconstitutional. But it’s hardly far-fetched.




No Flying Cars Yet … in 2010

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Audio, Various Authors, Posted: Jan 01, 2010

Movies, books and television have fed into our wildest fantasies of the future, from flying cars to robots. We asked young people what they thought the year 2010 would be like when they were kids, and what they think now.




No Flying Cars Yet … in 2010

Yo! Youth Outlook, Commentary, Various Authors, Posted: Jan 01, 2010

Movies, books and television have fed into our wildest fantasies of the future, from flying cars to robots. We asked young people what they thought the year 2010 would be like when they were kids, and what they think now.




Chinese Acupuncturist Treats Veterans of Iraq War

China Press, News Report, Staff, Posted: Jan 01, 2010

Some American veterans of the Iraq war have turned to Chinese acupuncture to help them recover from injuries and relieve their pain after surgeries.




Phoenix to Hold Human Rights March

La Voz, News Report, Staff, Posted: Jan 01, 2010

Immigrant rights groups in Phoenix are planning a march for human and civil rights on Jan. 16.