Farm Worker Communities Drinking Contaminated Water in Riverside

La Opinion" class="url org fn">La Opinion, News Report, Posted: Feb 28, 2010

Dangerously high amounts of arsenic have been found in dozens of tanks that provide drinking water to farm workers in Riverside County, according to a report by Spanish-language daily La
Opinion.




Marrying into the Tribe

New America Media, Commentary, Connie J. Davis, Posted: Feb 28, 2010

A white woman who fell in love with a Hupa man moved onto the reservation and has lived as an honorary member of the American Indian tribe ever since.




Mexican Hands Make Oscar Statue

Hoy, News Report, Gisela Orozco, Posted: Feb 28, 2010

Mexican Hands Make Oscar Statue




Stimulus Can't Slow Black Foreclosures

Final Call, News Report, Charlene Muhammad, Posted: Feb 28, 2010

Equity rich but cash poor black households hardest hit by the crippling subprime lending scheme have benefited less than predatory financial institutions from stimulus dollars meant to help them recover, say fair lending advocates and loan modification analysts.




New Anti-Immigrant Law Focuses on Schools

La Voz, News Report, Eduardo Bernal, Posted: Feb 28, 2010

New Anti-Immigrant Law Focuses on Schools




Tamaulipas Residents in the Cross Fire

La Opinión, News Report, Gardenia Mendoza Aguilar, Posted: Feb 28, 2010

Tamaulipas Residents in the Cross Fire




Carson Articulates Obama Policy on Africa

MShale.com, News Report, Charles W. Corey, Posted: Feb 28, 2010

Assistant Secretary of State Johnnie Carson, met with reporters February 24 and answered questions on a wide array of issues: Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger, Cote d’Ivoire, Somalia, and China’s operations in Africa, reports M'shale.




Finding Mates Made Easy for Muslims

In Focus News, News Report, Nuran Alteir, Posted: Feb 28, 2010

Finding a spouse that meets your religious needs has never been easier since Marry Me Muslim launched in November 2009.




Census Under Fire Over Ad Dollars

New America Media, News Report, Alexandra Moe, Posted: Feb 27, 2010

A congressional subcommittee wants to know if the Census Bureau’s multi-million dollar advertising campaign is reaching communities that can be the hardest to count.




Battered Women's Advocates Fault NYPD on Visa Program

El Diario" class="url org fn">El Diario, News Report, Catalina Jaramillo, Posted: Feb 27, 2010

NEW YORK--Domestic violence advocates denounced the failure of the New York Police Department to aid victims who are in the process of getting a “U” visa, according to a report from El Diario.




No Country for Old Women?

New America Media, News Report, Sandip Roy, Posted: Feb 27, 2010

Two out of three older women in India are dependent on others for food, clothing and shelter. Almost half have no property in their own name. NAM's Sandip Roy reports the “feminization” of ageing in India has become the buzzword in gerontological circles. 





Indian-American Writer Named to President's Committee on Arts

India Post, News Report, Posted: Feb 27, 2010

Indian-American Writer Named to President's Committee on Arts




Navajo Snowfall Emergency Operation Center Demobilized

Navajo-Hopi Advisor, News Report, Posted: Feb 27, 2010

 




Census Reaches Out to American Indians, But Gaps Remain

New America Media, Video, Written by Jacob Simas // Video by Mike Siv, Odette Keeley and Jacob Simas, Posted: Feb 27, 2010

The Census Bureau has poured an unprecedented amount of money and time into reaching out to American Indians, but some Native Americans say the national ad campaign targeting their communities is too generic.




Farm Worker Communities Drinking Contaminated Water in Riverside

La Opinion" class="url org fn">La Opinion, News Report, Dale Yoshizuka, Posted: Feb 26, 2010

Dangerous amounts of arsenic in water




Ghetto Themed Frat Party Sparks Outrage

Youth Outlook, Audio, Dale Yoshizuka, Posted: Feb 26, 2010

This week on YO!Radio -- citizen journalism trumps j-school, girl gets arrested for doodling and a San Diego frat party mocks Black History Month




Census Under Fire Over Ad Dollars

Alexandra Moe, News Report, Dale Yoshizuka, Posted: Feb 26, 2010

A congressional subcommittee wants to know if the Census Bureau’s multi-million dollar advertising campaign is reaching communities that can be the hardest to count.




Gay Rights in China on Long March to Respect

China Daily USA, News Report, Cao Li, Posted: Feb 26, 2010

China's first beauty pageant for gay men was called off an hour before opening in January. But attitudes are changing slowly about homosexuality. And some of the inspiration comes from older gay activists like 72-year-old Ba Li.




New America Now: Sinaloa Violence, Early NAACP Activism, Paula West

New America Now, Audio, Posted: Feb 26, 2010

Manuel Ortiz talks about the escalating drug violence in Sinaloa, Mexico, Patricia Sullivan writes about the early days ofthe NAACP in Lift Every Voice, and Paula West names several of her favorite jazz musicians.




Ghetto Themed Frat Party Sparks Outrage

Youth Outlook, Video, Donny Lumpkins and the YO! Radio Crew, Posted: Feb 26, 2010

This week on YO!Radio -- citizen journalism trumps j-school, girl gets arrested for doodling and a San Diego frat party mocks Black History Month




Arizona Joins National Call for ‘Dignity, Not Detention’

New America Media, News Report, Dale Yoshizuka, Posted: Feb 26, 2010

Local human rights groups protested outside of the Phoenix offices of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Thursday as part of a national action against immigrant detention.




Pacquiao’s Political Endorsement a Kiss of Death?

Philippine News" target="blank">Philippine News" class="url org fn">Phillipine News, News Report, Posted: Feb 25, 2010

Manny Pacquiao hopes to add star power in the campaign sorties of the Philippines’ Nacionalista Party (NP) presidential candidate Sen. Manny Villar. The seven-time world division champion is trying to turn his popularity into votes for the self-made billionaire–turned-politician in the May presidential election.




Latinos Still Divided Over Census

El Mensajero" class="url org fn">El Diario, News Report, Farida Jhabvala Romero, Translated by Elena Shore and Jacob Simas, Posted: Feb 25, 2010

On the streets of San Francisco’s Mission District, and in other Latino neighborhoods across the country, the Census 2010 questionnaire still evokes suspicion and uncertainty.




Hispanic Job Rate Shows Signs of Recovery

Mi Gente" class="url org fn">Mi Gente, News Report, Posted: Feb 25, 2010

The White House affirmed that there are signs of improvement in the job market, including among jobs for low-skilled workers, many of whom are Latino.




Indigent Health Care Program Battered by Recession

New America Media, News Report, Annette Fuentes, Posted: Feb 25, 2010

California’s county health care programs for the poor face growing demand from the newly unemployed and uninsured. At the same time, funding for services is evaporating in the economic downturn, raising alarms from public health officials and providers.




Blowing off Tea Baggers as Racist Misses the Point

New America Now, Commentary, Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Feb 25, 2010

Dismissing the tea party protesters as racist misses the point -- why they’ve roared on the scene seemingly from nowhere and caught the attention of the public.




Gay Community Seeking Justice in Murder Trial

El Diario/La Prensa" class="url org fn">El Diario, News Report, Posted: Feb 25, 2010

Some members of the gay community in Puerto Rico have expressed satisfaction that their legal system moved quickly to set a trial date in the killing of gay youth.




Travesty -- Mineo Case: A ‘Disturbingly Predicable Ou’tcome

New York Amsterdam News" class="url org fn">Amsterdam News, News Report, Cyril Josh Barker, Posted: Feb 25, 2010

Officers Richard Kern, Andrew Morales and Alex Cruz walked away as free men from a Brooklyn courthouse after a jury claimed they “weighed all the evidence and found reasonable doubt,” despite forensic evidence, witness testimony and even testimony from another officer.




Oxfam Accused of Infiltrating China

Sing Tao Daily" class="url org fn">Sing Tao USA, News Report, Posted: Feb 25, 2010

The Chinese Education Ministry is accusing the Hong Kong branch of Oxfam of infiltrating China with a hidden agenda.




Girls Missing from 'Girls in Tech' Conference

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia" class="url org fn">Youth Outlook, Video, Story by: Valerie Klinker // Video by Valerie Linker and Silent, Posted: Feb 25, 2010

There were very few young people at the "Girls in Tech" Catalyst Conference in San Francisco.




Young Writers Claim the Block at MoAD

Youth Outlook, Video, Eming Piansay, Posted: Feb 25, 2010

YO! headed over to an event sponsored by Writers Corps at the The Museum of the African Diaspora where students from Ida B. Wells and Downtown High School in San Francisco shared their creative writing that connected their city to their art.




Black Leaders Finally Meet With Obama on Jobs

BlackPressUSA.com" class="url org fn">Black Press USA, News Report, Pharoh Martin, Posted: Feb 25, 2010

Civil rights leaders met with President Barack Obama last week to discuss the president's jobs strategy and to voice their concerns about the disproportionate effect of the jobs crisis on the African-American community.




Will Magic Johnson Buy Ebony, Jet Magazines?

LA Sentinel, News Report, Yussuf J. Simmonds, Posted: Feb 25, 2010

There is much speculation in the news that retired NBA star and businessman extraordinaire, Earvin "Magic" Johnson is negotiating to purchase Johnson Publishing Company, the parent company of Ebony and Jet magazines




Filipino General Leads UN Peace Force in Golan Heights

Inquirer.Net" class="url org fn">Inquirer.net, News Report, Cynthia Balana, Posted: Feb 24, 2010

MANILA—A Filipino three-star general has assumed command of the 1,050-strong United Nations Peacekeeping Force in the Golan Heights, following the approval of his appointment by the UN Security Council.




New Bill May Save Undocumented Students From Deportation

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kim, Posted: Feb 24, 2010

The DREAM Act (Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors) would give undocumented minors a chance to enlist in the military or go to school in the U.S., thus preparing a way for them to become citizens.




Community Protests Evisceration of General Assistance

New America Media, News Report, Inga Buchbinder, Posted: Feb 24, 2010

Record numbers of Californians are turning to General Assistance just to survive. And yet, in a cruel irony the same recession that's causing the GA rolls to surge is also leading to record deficits in local government.




Last Chance for California College Grant

New America Media, News Report, Carolyn Goossen, Posted: Feb 24, 2010

California students have less than a week left to send in their applications for the Cal Grant, the state’s most generous – and most accessible – financial aid program.




Will Obama Pardon Jack Johnson?

New America Now, Audio, Posted: Feb 24, 2010

Earl Ofari Hutchinson explains why President Obama won't pardon legendary boxer Jack Johnson.




Malaysian Officer Resigns Over Racist Remarks

Yazhou Zhoukan" class="url org fn">Yazhou Zhoukan, News Report, Posted: Feb 23, 2010

MALAYSIA—Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak’s




Beneath the Lion's Gaze

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Feb 23, 2010

Love, loyalty, friendship and betrayal during the Ethiopian Civil War are depicted in Beneath the Lion's Gaze by Maaza Mengiste.




Mexico's Former President Advocates Legalizing Drugs

Hispanic Business" class="url org fn">Hispanic Business, News Report, Posted: Feb 23, 2010

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.




Climate Migration in Latin America: A Future ‘Flood of Refugees’ to the North?

Council on Hemispheric Affairs, News Analysis, Alexandra Deprez, Posted: Feb 23, 2010

The effects of climate change, from drought and sea level rise to more frequent natural disasters, could force future waves of Latin Americans to migrate North.




Churches Ease Immigrant Fears in Wake of New Arizona Law

New America Now, News Report, Valeria Fernández , Posted: Feb 23, 2010

A new Arizona law that requires state employees to report undocumented immigrants to ICE may be scaring parents away from applying for health insurance and public benefits for their U.S.-born children.




Some Asian Ethnic Groups' Students Do Better Than Others

New America Media, Video, Vivian Po, Posted: Feb 23, 2010

A new report from the think tank Education Trust-West reveals alarming disparities in academic achievement among different Asian ethnic groups in California.




Viet Woman Faces Death for Double Murder

Bolsavik.com, News Report, Posted: Feb 23, 2010




A Briefing on What’s at Stake for Immigrant Communities and Communities of Color - Tuesday, March 2

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Feb 22, 2010

What is net neutrality? What is broadband access and adoption? Why should your audiences care about these issues?

Here are three reasons why:

• Do they make international phone calls using the Internet?
• Do they purchase consumer goods online?
• Do they search for information, jobs or register for schools online?

Internet policy questions may seem too removed from the daily lives of ordinary citizens; yet fierce battles over who controls the Internet are being waged around the country, the outcomes of which will affect our quality of living for decades to come.

As the business of conducting our lives is increasingly done online, keeping the Internet open and accessible has become a critical concern among policy and law makers, community and media advocates, new media producers, artists and others. Massive efforts by telecommunications companies to impose a restrictive pay-for-play business model that would result in discriminatory access to the Internet have gone virtually unreported outside of the trade media.




A Briefing on H1N1 and Vaccination-Atlanta, GA - Thursday, March 4

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Feb 22, 2010

Are Americans right to think the H1N1 crisis is over?
How did our media do in informing city residents about swine flu?
What can we learn from H1N1 to improve our coverage in the future?

Meet with local public health professionals who want to work with ethnic media to expand to expand reporting on influenza, particularly H1N1. New America Media looks forward to meeting with you and growing your network.




A Briefing on H1N1 and Vaccination-Pueblo, CO - Wednesday, March 10

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Feb 22, 2010

Are Americans right to think the H1N1 crisis is over?
How did our media do in informing city residents about swine flu?
What can we learn from H1N1 to improve our coverage in the future?

Meet with local public health professionals who want to work with ethnic media to expand to expand reporting on influenza, particularly H1N1. New America Media looks forward to meeting with you and growing your network.




A Briefing on H1N1 and Vaccination-East Chicago, IN - Thursday, March 11

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Feb 22, 2010

Are Americans right to think the H1N1 crisis is over?
How did our media do in informing city residents about swine flu?
What can we learn from H1N1 to improve our coverage in the future?

Meet with local public health professionals who want to work with ethnic media to expand to expand reporting on influenza, particularly H1N1. New America Media looks forward to meeting with you and growing your network.




Briefing on H1N1 and Vaccination-McAllen, TX - Tuesday, March 16

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Feb 22, 2010

Are Americans right to think the H1N1 crisis is over?
How did our media do in informing city residents about swine flu?
What can we learn from H1N1 to improve our coverage in the future?

Meet with local public health professionals who want to work with ethnic media to expand to expand reporting on influenza, particularly H1N1. New America Media looks forward to meeting with you and growing your network.




Roundtable discussion with the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health-Los Angeles, CA - Thursday, March 18

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Feb 22, 2010

Kidsdata.org (www.kidsdata.org) offers a wealth of local information on kids’ health and well being, on topics ranging from fitness scores to poverty rates to demographic trends. Find out how you can navigate these data and how they can help you cover issues affecting children in your community.




Winning the Afghanistan War in Pakistan

Mosaic Intelligence Report, Video, Jamal Dajani, Posted: Feb 22, 2010

Why did Pakistani newspapers and televisions downplay the recent successes against Al-Qaeda and Taliban, being touted as evidence of successful U.S.-Pakistani cooperation?




Shoveling for Immigration Reform

El Tiempo Latino, News Report, Milagros Meléndez-Vela, Posted: Feb 22, 2010

Shoveling for Immigration Reform




Participating in the Census Is Like Voting For Yourself

New America Media, Commentary, Jean Melesaine, Posted: Feb 22, 2010

I remember when the Census form came to my house 10 years ago. I was 14. The Y2K scare was more popular in my house than any survey could ever be. It was just another survey to be thrown out.




Immigration Reform Advocates Losing Patience with Obama

New America Media, News Report, Marcelo Ballvé, Posted: Feb 22, 2010

President Obama promised sweeping changes to the immigration system before taking office and raised immigrants’ hopes. But instead of delivering, the administration has maintained the status quo: high-handed enforcement tactics that separate families and funnel immigrants into substandard immigration courts and detention centers.




Facebook Critics’ Profiles Restored After Press Uproar

Venture Beat, News Report, Vinod Sreeharsha, Posted: Feb 22, 2010

After an uproar in Latin American media, three Argentines involved in a book that portrays the social network in a cynical and satirical light had their Facebook profiles restored today.




In Redistricting, Diversity Isn't Everything

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

Editors of La Opinión argue that it would be a mistake to think that only a Latino can protect the rights of minority communities.




Cutting for Stone in Ethiopia

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Feb 22, 2010

Bestselling author Dr. Abraham Verghese tries his hand at fiction in Cutting for Stone, a novel about the power of medicine to heal even when it can not cure. Cutting for Stone explores how medicine affects both doctor and patient.




Roundtable discussion with the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health - Tuesday, Feb 23

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Feb 22, 2010

Kidsdata.org (www.kidsdata.org) offers a wealth of local information on kids’ health and well being, on topics ranging from fitness scores to poverty rates to demographic trends. Find out how you can navigate these data and how they can help you cover issues affecting children in your community.




2010 Ethnic Elders Newsbeat Fellowship - Fri-Sat Feb. 26-27

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Feb 22, 2010

New America Media's 2010 Ethnic Elders Newsbeat Fellowship, sponsored by The Atlantic Philanthropies, is supporting ethnic media journalists to research and write a major article or series on various aspects of how today's aging demographics in America are affecting ethnic elders, as well as their families and communities. Each story or series will be published or broadcast in the fellows’ respective ethnic media outlets, and selected stories will be published on NAM’s website.

In addition, NAM Ethnic Elders Fellows will participate in a two-day workshop hosted by the University of California in Washington, D.C., Feb. 26-27, where they will meet leading experts and advocates in aging and veteran reporters on the generations beat.




Salvation Army Scoops Up Foreclosed Home Contents

La Opinión, News Report, Claudia Nuñez, Posted: Feb 21, 2010

Salvation Army Scoops Up Foreclosed Home Contents




Fighting the War at Home

New America Media, Commentary, Jeremy P., Posted: Feb 21, 2010

A soldier returns safely after surviving sniper fire and roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan. But the hypervigilance and suppressed emotions that kept him alive have taken a heavy toll. Jeremy P. wrote of his experiences for the Veterans Workshop, a New America Media writing project for military veterans.




U.S. Chinese Media Call Obama-Dalai Lama Meeting Routine

New America Media, News Analysis, Vivian Po, Posted: Feb 20, 2010

While the mainstream media are focusing their coverage on how the Chinese government reacted vigorously to the February 18 meeting between President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama, Chinese media in the United States are more interested in what the meeting means to Obama and what he got from it.




Being counted in the 2010 Census

Sampan.org, News Report, Samuel Tsoi, Posted: Feb 20, 2010

The census is a monumental task mandated by the US Constitution: “counting everyone wherever they may be.” But how does a nation as vast and diverse as America go about counting 300 million people? By deploying an army of people and large sums of money in a collaborative media and outreach effort.




For Ethnic Communities, a Year of Stimulus Not Enough

New America Media, Commentary, Aaron Glantz, Posted: Feb 20, 2010

A year after the federal stimulus program took effect, many Americans are still hurting, and the benefits of the recovery program have not been distributed to the most needy communities.




Latina NY Post Editor Alleges Racism, Sexism

El Tiempo Latino, News Report, Annie Correa, Posted: Feb 20, 2010

Latina NY Post Editor Alleges Racism, Sexism




Hindu Groups Demand Recall of Monkey God Plush Toy

India Post , News Report, Posted: Feb 20, 2010

Hindu Groups Demand Recall of Monkey God Plush Toy




Stimulus Throws a Lifeline to Afrocentric School

New America Media/Final Call, News Report, Charlene Muhammad, Posted: Feb 20, 2010

The Imhotep Institute Charter School (IICS) is thriving with new technology and increased cultural activities, thanks to stimulus funds it received from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).




El Diario/La Prensa Calls for Investigation into ICE

El Diario/La Prensa, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Feb 20, 2010

A family of undocumented immigrants from Argentina who became informants for ICE is now reportedly being threatened with deportation.




Mexican Americans Most Active in U.S.

HealthDay News, News Report, Posted: Feb 20, 2010

Mexican Americans are the most likely to meet national health goals for physical activity, according to a new study that challenges previous research that found that whites tended to be the most physically active.




India's Reply to Tiger Woods

Siliconeer, News Feature, Siddharth Srivastava, Posted: Feb 19, 2010

When it comes to sexcapades, India has its own answer to Tiger Woods but the Tiger of India is a politician and he is 86.




Richmond Violence Goes to Church

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Audio, Donny Lumpkins and the YO! Radio Crew, Posted: Feb 19, 2010

This week on YO!Radio -- our radio crew discusses the Church shooting that took place in Richmond.




BART Loses Fed Funds for Oakland Airport Tram

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Feb 19, 2010

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) this week pulled $70 million in federal stimulus funds from Northern California’s Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system for failing to analyze how a planned connector to the Oakland International Airport would affect low-income and minority riders. Now, the funds will pump up public transit systems in the region.




Young, Black, Male, Single--and Homeless in San Jose

New America Media, Commentary, La Mar Williams , Posted: Feb 19, 2010

Being one of the millions of unemployed black men in the country--and now homeless--as his 25th birthday approaches makes it hard to celebrate. But the writer has found a creative core and optimism to propel him forward.




New America Now: Fake ICE Agent, Pardoning Jack Johnson, Beneath the Lion's Gaze

New America Media, Audio, Posted: Feb 19, 2010

Esther Gentile reports on a 2010 Census contest to raise awareness about the Hispanic community in the United States, Earl Ofari Hutchinson examines why President Obama won't pardon Jack Johnson, and Maaza Mengiste is the author of Beneath the Lion's Gaze, set during the Ethiopian Civil War.




Filipino-American Skater Wins Winter Olympics Bronze

GMANews.TV, News Report, Posted: Feb 18, 2010

Filipino-American Skater Wins Winter Olympics Bronze




Ethnic Seniors Grapple with Depression--Alone

New America Media, News Feature, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Feb 18, 2010

Depression is a serious problem among ethnic elders who are often less likely than white seniors to get appropriate and effective treatment. Poverty, lack of insurance or access to treatment and the pervasive stigma of mental illness in many cultures are frequent barriers to help.




Invisible Among the Dispossessed: Internally Displaced Persons

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Feb 18, 2010

While a refugee who fits the strict definition given by the Geneva Convention is, at least in principle, provided some legal protection, such as the right to food and shelter and the freedom to practice his religion, an internally displaced person is virtually invisible, his story never told, and his rights nonexistent.




CIA Recruits Chinese During Lunar New Year

World Journal, News Report, Posted: Feb 18, 2010

CIA Recruits Chinese During Lunar New Year




Stimulus Boost Health Clinics’ Budgets in Massachusetts

New America Media/Brazilian Journal, News Report, Marcony Almeida, Posted: Feb 18, 2010

Roughly one of every eight dollars that the federal Health Resources and Services Administration committed to community clinics is bound for Massachusetts. Lowell Community Health Center was granted $9.35 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act).




Free the Hikers Update

New America Media, News Report, Mary Ambrose, Posted: Feb 18, 2010

Free the Hikers Update




Jailed Soldier Rapper Bids for U.S. Trial

New America Media, News Report, Aaron Glantz, Posted: Feb 17, 2010

Lawyers for U.S. Army specialist Marc Hall, whose incendiary rap song landed him in the brig, are demanding that his trial take place in the United States, not Iraq.




Family Visa Waits Long

Filipino Express, News Report, Posted: Feb 17, 2010

Family Visa Waits Long




Filipinos Sent Home A Record $17 Billion in 2009

GMAnews.TV, News Report, Posted: Feb 17, 2010

Filipinos Sent Home A Record $17 Billion in 2009




Marriage Equality Matters to Everyone

Chicosol.org, News Report, Alexa Valavanis, Posted: Feb 17, 2010

In 2010, hundreds of thousands of Americans are being treated as partial citizens. The very men and women we trust to fight our wars, protect our streets, teach our children and heal our sick can't get married.




Juarez Citizens Fed Up With Calderon

New America Media, News Analysis, Jose Luis Sierra, Posted: Feb 17, 2010

Mexican President Calderon held one of the most contentious citizens meeting of his administration last week in defense of his strategy against his war on drugs. The results remain to be seen, but most of the people present concluded that his war on drugs has resulted in more of the same; that it is a failure.




Minn. Stimulus Dollars Bypass Black Businesses

New America Media/Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, News Report, Charles Hallman, Posted: Feb 17, 2010

While Minnesota received almost $600 million in federal stimulus funds for transportation projects, not one project has been awarded to an African-American-owned company, reinforcing existing inequities instead of opening new opportunities, according to community advocates and business leaders.




ICE Searched LA Hotels for Fake Chinese Passports

China Press, News Report, Posted: Feb 16, 2010

ICE Searched LA Hotels for Fake Chinese Passports




Beijing Has Changed, Washington Has Not

New America Media, Commentary, George Koo, Posted: Feb 16, 2010

President Obama's refusal to cancel his meeting with the Dalai Lama despite China's demand to do so is the latest of many geopolitical activities that suggests that Obama is playing his China cards the way his predecessors did. But should he?




Eye on Arab Media: Middle East Christians Face Uncertain Future

New America Media, News Report, Jalal Ghazi, Posted: Feb 16, 2010

Christians in the Arab world who played an important role in developing pan-Arab movements in the 1950s and enriched its culture have serious concerns about their future in the Middle East. Iraqi Christians are fleeing persecution, while Egyptian Copts face discrimination.




Incautación de autos en puntos de control de DUI es rentable para ciudades, aunque plantea dudas legales

California Watch, News Report, Ryan Gabrielson, Posted: Feb 15, 2010

Incautación de autos en puntos de control de DUI es rentable para ciudades, aunque plantea dudas legales




California DUI Checkpoints Snag More Unlicensed Drivers than Drunk Ones

California Watch, News Feature, Ryan Gabrielson, Posted: Feb 15, 2010

Sobriety checkpoints were meant to catch drunken drivers. But an analysis of data from every checkpoint receiving state funding in the last two years shows that they are far more likely to seize cars from unlicensed motorists.




Arizona Sheriff Arpaio to Unleash 800 Deputies on Undocumented Immigrants

New America Media, News Report, Text and Photos: Valeria Fernández , Posted: Feb 15, 2010

Maricopa County's Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced that he plans to train over 800 deputies to arrest undocumented migrants, sparking a debate about whether "America's Toughest Sheriff" is breaking the law. Arpaio has enlisted a controversial law professor for legal cover.




Conyers Calls for USAID Chief Shah’s Demotion

India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Feb 15, 2010

After USAID head Rajiv Shah met with the Congressional Black Caucus to discuss Haiti without any African-American staff, Rep. John Conyers called for his demotion.




The Human Face of the Stimulus

RUMBO/New America Media, News Report, Lolbé Corona , Posted: Feb 15, 2010

Some saved their jobs in cultural organizations, others received larger scholarships for studying art thanks to funds from the economic Recovery Act.




The Contradictions of ‘Love in India’

New America Media, News Report, Neela Banerjee, Posted: Feb 14, 2010

India regularly sees protests on Valentine's Day targeting couples and stores selling cards and candy. On the other hand, its history and culture is erotically charged. Filmmaker Kaushik Mukherjee tries to figure out this disconnect in a new documentary.




Art in Times of Crisis

RUMBO/New America Media, News Report, Lolbé Corona , Posted: Feb 14, 2010

Though the economic stimulus to the cultural sector in Texas was scant, for its beneficiaries the funds received were a blessing.




Victims of Mexico's Drug War Getting Younger

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Kent Patterson, Posted: Feb 14, 2010

The majority of the estimated 15,000 to 17,000 people slain in drug-related violence in Mexico since late 2006 were young men.




Philippine Top Cop Accused of Covering Up Maguindanao Massacre

Inquirer.net, News Report, Marlon Ramos, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Posted: Feb 13, 2010

A top Philippine military official takes the witness stand disclosing the involvement of a senior police commander in the cover-up of the slaying of 57 Filipinos including journalists and women last September.




What Does Valentine's Day Mean to You?

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Video:Angelica Arreola//Text: Walter Lopez, Angelica Arreola, Posted: Feb 13, 2010

YO! asked young men at San Francisco State College about what the Hallmark holiday means to them. Also, YO! contributors Walter Lopez and Angelica Arreola share their Valentine's Day plans.




Haitian Diaspora Ready to Help

New America Media, News Report, Alex Moe, Posted: Feb 13, 2010

Haitian Americans tell the New York media that long after the aid workers and news cameras leave, they will still be there to help their country rebuild.




Doctor: Haiti Lacks Critical Health Infrastructure

New America Media, Interview, Dr. Erin Marcus, Posted: Feb 13, 2010

An American doctor who has carried out relief work in Haiti for two decades discusses the barriers to providing medical care after the earthquake.




Stimulus Leaves Out Latino Arts Organizations

RUMBO/New America Media, News Report, Lolbé Corona , Posted: Feb 13, 2010

President Barack Obama's stimulus package allocated $50 million for the country's cultural section, but only tens of thousands have gone to Latino organizations.




Success After Gangs

Vida en el Valle, News Report, Rebecca Plevin, Posted: Feb 13, 2010

Alejandro López is one of many who joined the Conservation Corps' California Gang Reduction and Intervention Program in 2007, and is also one one of six corpsmembers nationwide to receive The Corps Network's Corpsmember of the Year Award, a prestigious honor recognizing at-risk youth and young adults who have dramatically turned their lives around.




Getting Drunk with Dad

YO! Youth Outlook, Audio, Donny Lumpkins and the YO! Radio Crew, Posted: Feb 12, 2010

This week on YO! Radio--Drinking at home with the folks still isn't a good thing, love transcends age in cougar convention, and half of U.S. teens want political power.




Immigration Reform: Litmus Test in 2010 Elections

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

The Latino vote can decide at least 40 U.S. electoral races in the upcoming 2010 mid-term elections. But if anti-immigrant or anti-Latino rhetoric becomes part of any candidate’s platform, would Latino voters sit out the election?




New America Now: Crisis in Bushwick, A Sea of Poppies, Journey to Palestine

New America Now, Audio, Posted: Feb 12, 2010

Esther Sanchis looks at the effects of the mortgage meltdown on the Bushwick neighborhood in Brooklyn, A Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh is about the Indian Opium trade in the 19th century, and Corner Store chronicles the story of one corner store owner and his efforts to reunite with his family in Palestine and bring them to America.




Court-Martial in Middle East for Angry Rapper-Soldier

New America Media, News Report, Aaron Glantz, Posted: Feb 12, 2010

A U.S. Army Specialist wrote an angry rap to protest being kept past his enlistment commitment by the Defense Department. Now he faces court martial in the Middle East where his unit is based.




EPA Exec Meets with Worried Parents in Kettleman City

Vida en el Valle, News Report, Rebecca Plevin, Posted: Feb 12, 2010

In an unprecedented show of support for the residents of the rural farmworker community, EPA regional head traveled to Kettleman City to meet mothers whose babies were born with birth defects.




Sans Trade Pact, Thousands of Taiwan Jobs for Filipinos Could Be Lost

GMAnews.TV, News Report, Posted: Feb 12, 2010

Sans Trade Pact, Thousands of Taiwan Jobs for Filipinos Could Be Lost




Sinaloa: Living Under the Law of the Narco Lords

New America Media, News Analysis, Manuel Ortiz, article and slideshow, English translation, Mayra Lombera, Posted: Feb 12, 2010

Sinaloa, in northern México, is “the cradle of drug trafficking” and one of the most violent and dangerous places in Mexico. On average, eight to 11 people are executed daily in its capital city, Culiacán, as a direct consequence of violence linked to drug-trafficking, government corruption and impunity. For Mexicans, drastic change is the only real solution.




Arab American Pharmacies Struggle to Stay Open

Aramica Newspaper, News Report, Posted: Feb 12, 2010

Arab American Pharmacies Struggle to Stay Open




Sinaloa, violencia y miedo por el narco

New America Media, News Feature, Manuel Ortiz , Posted: Feb 12, 2010

Sinaloa, violencia y miedo por el narco




Census: Asian Undercount Would Mean Billions of Dollars Lost for California

New America Media, Video, Mike Siv, Posted: Feb 12, 2010

California lost an estimated $2 billion in federal funding over the last decade due to the undercount of Asians and Pacific Islanders during the 2000 Census. Advocates who serve the Southeast Asian community in Northern California gathered in Oakland to make sure their communities are counted in the 2010 Census.




Charlotte, NC School Employee Fired for Speaking Spanish

Mi Gente, News Report, Patricia Ortiz, Posted: Feb 12, 2010

Charlotte, NC School Employee Fired for Speaking Spanish




Miami Immigrants Get Tax Help

El Nuevo Herald, News Report, Juan Carlos Chavez, Posted: Feb 12, 2010

Miami Immigrants Get Tax Help




School Matters: 7,000 Head Start Spots At Risk

New America Media, Commentary, Catherine Atkin, Posted: Feb 12, 2010

President Obama's stimulus package helped allowed 7,000 more California children to attend Head Start. With the stimulus funds spent, those Head Start slots could be eliminated




Dat Nguyen Leaves Cowboys

Nguoi-viet.com, News Report, Posted: Feb 11, 2010

Dat Nguyen Leaves Cowboys




Georgia Parents Allege Racism at School

Mundo Hispanico, News Report, Mario Guevarra, Posted: Feb 11, 2010

Georgia Parents Allege Racism at School




Pacquiao Fails to KO Electoral Opponent

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Feb 11, 2010

Pacquiao Fails to KO Electoral Opponent




Youth Jobs Hit Hard by Recession

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Jamilah King, Video by Augutine Medina, Posted: Feb 11, 2010

Across the country, youth unemployment rates have risen at a staggering pace. Nationally, 26 percent of teens aged 16-19 are unemployed, and the rates are much higher for blacks and Latinos.




$1 Million in Storm Aid Headed to Navajo Chapters

Navajo Times, News Report, Jason Begay, Posted: Feb 11, 2010

$1 Million in Storm Aid Headed to Navajo Chapters




Brooklyn Asks: Where Did the Stimulus Funds Go?

El Diario/La Prensa/New America Media, News Report, Eva Sanchis, Posted: Feb 11, 2010

Residents of Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood say President Obama's $787 billion stimulus package has done little to slow an epidemic of foreclosures in their community.




Mặt Biển Dâng Cao và Khí Hậu Khắc Nghiệt - Cộng Đồng Bị Nguy Cơ Muốn Nước Mỹ Hành Động Ngay

New America Media, Op-ed, Staff, Posted: Feb 10, 2010

Mặt Biển Dâng Cao và Khí Hậu Khắc Nghiệt - Cộng Đồng Bị Nguy Cơ Muốn Nước Mỹ Hành Động Ngay




Ten Clan Members Implicated in Philippines Massacre Are Running for Office

GMAnewsTV/Mindanews , News Report, Posted: Feb 10, 2010

Ten Clan Members Implicated in Philippines Massacre Are Running for Office




Obama Comes to Bushwick, but the Vultures Arrive Sooner

El Diario/La Prensa/New America Media, News Report, Eva Sanchis, Posted: Feb 10, 2010

In Bushwick, a Brooklyn neighborhood where foreclosures became an epidemic, opportunists are making a killing. Many offer struggling homeowners help from President Obama’s mortgage rescue plans in exchange for thousands of dollars, and vanish once they receive the money.




Green Jobs Promise Broken?

Equal Voice, News Analysis, Claudia Rowe, Posted: Feb 10, 2010

Despite $500 million set aside to create “green jobs” for disadvantaged workers – including a program titled “Pathways Out of Poverty” – there is no method in place to monitor exactly where Recovery Act dollars have landed on the ground.




Record Snowfalls Batter Indian Country

New America Media, News Report, R.M. Arrieta, Posted: Feb 10, 2010

Reservations across the northern plains, specifically in South Dakota and Nebraska and in the Big Mountain region of Black Mesa in Arizona are fortifying themselves after enduring several weeks of snowstorms with little or no heat, water or food, and impassable roads.




$10 Million Fine for Upscale Skid Row Scammers

LA Garments and Citizen, News Report, Posted: Feb 10, 2010

$10 Million Fine for Upscale Skid Row Scammers




海洋水位上漲和極端氣候:受影響的社區要求美國立刻行動

New America Media, Op-ed, Staff, Posted: Feb 10, 2010

海洋水位上漲和極端氣候:受影響的社區要求美國立刻行動




해수면 상승과 극심한 기후 변화: 피해 지역, 미 정부 즉각 대응 요구

New America Media, Op-ed, Staff, Posted: Feb 10, 2010

해수면 상승과 극심한 기후 변화: 피해 지역, 미 정부 즉각 대응 요구




Rising Seas and Extreme Weather: Communities in Harm’s Way Want U.S. to Act Now

New America Media, Commentary, Staff, Posted: Feb 10, 2010

For many ethnic Americans whose family members are at the frontlines of global warming back in their home countries, climate change is a life-and-death issue.




Mares Crecientes y Tiempo Extremo: Las comunidades en peligro quieren que E.U.A. actúe ya

New America Media, Op-ed, Staff, Posted: Feb 10, 2010

Mares Crecientes y Tiempo Extremo: Las comunidades en peligro quieren que E.U.A. actúe ya




A Warning to Democrats and Republicans

El Diario/La Prensa, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Feb 09, 2010

Forty competitive races across the country could hinge on Latino voter turnout.




If Toyota Sneezes, Will Japan Still Get Pneumonia?

New America Media, Commentary, Robert E. Cole, Posted: Feb 09, 2010

Toyota's fall from grace is being viewed in Japan with a mixture of denial and consternation. But for the first time government and media are openly critical of the company that has become a symbol of modern Japan.




Bushwick Is Dying

El Diario/La Prensa/New America Media, Video, Eva Sanchis, Posted: Feb 09, 2010

Ramona Ortiz is about to lose the home her parents own--where she grew up--in Bushwick, Brooklyn, because of a series of loans her father took out. The Ortiz family is part of an epidemic of foreclosures that is ending an era of Hispanic home ownership in Brooklyn.




Fewer Filipino Nurses Sought Work in U.S. in '09

Inquirer, News Report, Posted: Feb 09, 2010

Fewer Filipino Nurses Sought Work in U.S. in '09




Last Chance for Asians to Join Redistricting Commission

New America Media, Commentary, Judy Chu, Posted: Feb 09, 2010

February 16 is the last day for applications to California’s new Citizens Redistricting Commission--a body that will have sweeping powers over the way state legislative and Board of Equalization district lines are drawn for the next 10 years.




Israel: Occupation or Apartheid

Mosaic Intelligence Report, Video, Jamal Dajani, Posted: Feb 08, 2010

The dreaded Apartheid word has once again made its way into Israeli media, not by a leftist "self-hating Jew", but by the Minister of Defense.




ICE Targets Chinese Operated Coaches

World Journal, News Report, Posted: Feb 08, 2010

ICE Targets Chinese Operated Coaches




Counting Migrants on Farms a Challenge to Census

New America Media, News Report, Jacob Simas, Posted: Feb 08, 2010

In the 2000 census, farmworkers were undercounted in huge numbers, resulting in a loss of federal funding for the rural communities where they live and work. This time, the Census Bureau aims to do it better with the help of migrant advocates and smart planning.




Voices of Haitian Americans

New America Media, News Report, New America Media, Posted: Feb 08, 2010

Voices of Haitian Americans




Stories of Hard-Won Citizenship

IExaminer, News Report, Vivian Luu, Posted: Feb 07, 2010

More people are seeking U.S. citizenship than ever. More than 744,000 people were naturalized last year while just over a century ago, fewer than 8,000 people had that privilege, according to the US federal Web site.




Prospects for Immigration Reform Legislation

New America Media, Commentary, Doris Meissner, Posted: Feb 07, 2010

Continued high unemployment and slow job growth are likely to make some of the main goals of immigration reform even more controversial. But postponing reforms continues to hamper economic growth, writes the Migration Policy Institute senior fellow.




Study: Immigration Crackdowns Hurt Children

New America Media, News Report, Sarah Damian, Posted: Feb 07, 2010

There are 5.5 million children with undocumented parents in the United States, and when it comes to immigration enforcement, they pay a heavy price.




Chaos and Fear in Ciudad Juarez After Massacre

La Opinión, News Report, Gardenia Mendoza Aguilar, Posted: Feb 07, 2010

Chaos and Fear in Ciudad Juarez After Massacre




War on Drugs or War on Mexicans?

New America Media, News Analysis, Jose Luis Sierra, Posted: Feb 06, 2010

In the wake of the massacre of 16 youths at a birthday party in Ciudad Juarez, Mexican politicos pointed fingers at each other and stonewalled journalists while civilians all over the country reaffirmed their lack of confidence in their government at all levels




Nightmare at a Bend in the Road

New America Media, Commentary, Chris Clark , Posted: Feb 06, 2010

An ordinary road in Iraq presents a nightmarish trip for U.S. Marines who've already seen the horrors of war in this essay from the NAM veterans' writing project.




Arizona Religious Leaders Call for Immigration Reform

La Voz, News Report, Samuel Murillo, Posted: Feb 06, 2010

Arizona Religious Leaders Call for Immigration Reform




India Tries to Show Global Citizenship in Haiti

The Telegraph, News Report, Posted: Feb 05, 2010

India Tries to Show Global Citizenship in Haiti




Asians Urged to Apply for Redistricting Commission

New America Media, News Report, Vivian Po, Posted: Feb 05, 2010

With only one week before California’s first Citizens Redistricting Commission ends its search for members, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are underrepresented in the applicant pool, say advocates.




Why India Has an Advantage Over China

India Currents, Commentary, Raywat Deonandan, Posted: Feb 05, 2010

Democracy, English and age profile are just three of the reasons why India might have an advantage over China in the race to the top according to one commentator. But India has a lot of hurdles of its own.




DREAM Act for California Immigrant Students Gets Push

New America Media, News Report, Seth Sandronsky , Posted: Feb 05, 2010

The DREAM Act would amend current federal immigration law and allow states to grant residency status to undocumented youth who have graduated from high school. In California, advocates are pushing for its passage.




Fort Worth Police Refuse to Join 287(g) Program

La Estrella, News Report, Jay Torres, Posted: Feb 05, 2010

Fort Worth Police Refuse to Join 287(g) Program




Mission Haiti - Fear, Misinformation Hinder Aid

Washington Informer, News Feature, Shantella Sherman, Posted: Feb 05, 2010

Evangelist Mondrea D. Jacobs’ description of what she saw during her 9-day mission to Port-au- Prince, in Haiti, is unimaginable. One would have to see the devastation in order to believe how fragile life has become for thousands of Haitians.




Grammys vs. Grannys

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Audio, Donny Lumpkins and YO!Radio Crew, Posted: Feb 05, 2010

This week on YO!Radio --three young women sit down with YO!Radio host Donny Lumpkins to discuss the ineffectiveness of abstinence-only education, this year's fantastical Grammy performances, and the pressure to be supermodel thin.




Tea Party Dabbles in Immigration Politics

New America Media, News Report, Marcelo Ballvé, Posted: Feb 05, 2010

As the Tea Party movement holds its first national gathering in Nashville this weekend, immigration reform hovers as an issue the conservative, limited government group could adopt. So far, it is galvanizing opposition to the Obama administration's immigration reform agenda.




New America Now: Ethnic Media Watch, Native American Census, Formosa Betrayed

New America Now, Audio, Posted: Feb 05, 2010

Media monitors from across the country share the ethnic news stories that caught their attention, counting the Native American population in the 2010 Census is proving difficult, and Formosa Betrayed is a new film featuring the unique cultural perspective of Taiwan.




California Budget Crisis Cuts Close to the Bone

New America Media, News Report, Aaron Glantz, Posted: Feb 04, 2010

Unless the federal government coughs up $6.9 billion dollars more for California, Governor Schwarzenneger will completely eliminate a host of social programs, including Healthy Families, the state sponsored health insurance for children; CalWORKS welfare program.




Filipino American Will Compete in Winter Olympics

Asian Journal, News Report, Joseph Pimentel, Posted: Feb 04, 2010

There will be a Filipino participating in the 21st Winter Olympics. No one (as of press time) will represent the Philippines in the upcoming Winter Olympics. But there is a Filipino American representing the United States.




Arms Sales Adds Complexity to US-China-Taiwan Triangle

New America Media, News Analysis, George Koo, Posted: Feb 04, 2010

President Obama’s announcement to sell $6.4 billion of arms to Taiwan seems to have caught China by surprise. Some in Washington see Beijing’s reaction as a normal response when the U.S. raises the tension in the U.S.-China-Taiwan triangle while others are not so sure.




Afghanistan Can't Afford A Future Without Women at the Table

New America Media, News Analysis, Daniel J Gerstle, Posted: Feb 04, 2010

An Afghanistan without the participation of women in all sectors, regardless of liberal or radical leadership, would be, as it was in the late 1990’s, a country without heart, health or reason.




Letters to Haiti

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Commentary, Various Authors, Posted: Feb 04, 2010

As Haiti begins the long road toward recovery, incarcerated youth from The Beat Within in Washington D.C wrote letters of encouragement and condolences to young people in Haiti.




Is Our Poor Mother Earth Finally Fighting Back?

Navajo Observer, Commentary, Wells Mahkee, Jr., Posted: Feb 03, 2010

With all the recent tragedies the world has encountered in recent years, it's been quite surprising to me that not one person - not even in Indian Country - has mentioned what I happen to believe is happening: our poor planet Earth is striking back.




Burma: Ethnic Women Expose Opium Fields in Junta Strongholds

IPS News, News Report, Marwaan Macan-Markar, Posted: Feb 03, 2010

A report exposing the spreading opium fields in the north-eastern corner of the military-ruled Burma was produced by a team of ethnic women who risked their lives to document the heroin-filled world they inhabit.




Filipinos Spend Big on Skin Whiteners

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Feb 03, 2010

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Where Are All the Male Performers At?

Youth Outlook, Commentary, Young D & Sean Shavers, Posted: Feb 03, 2010

Female artists won big at the 52nd Annual Grammys. Two young men weighed in on why women are outperforming men in the music industry these days.




Year One of Obama Administration Shows Progress

L.A. Sentinel, News Analysis, Eve Barnes, Posted: Feb 03, 2010

It was exactly a year ago next week that Barack Obama was inaugurated as the country's 44th President--a historic occasion that many never thought they would see in their lifetime.




R.I.P. Dewey Tucker

Youth Outlook, Video, Kevin Weston, Posted: Feb 03, 2010

Dewey Tucker's death has left the music world at a loss. Driving to band rehearsal, the 24-year-old bassist was shot on I-80 and died.




Haitian-American Family Mourns Loss of Relatives

Black Voice News, News Report, Cheryl Brown , Posted: Feb 03, 2010

The devastating 7.0 earthquake that hit Haiti sent shockwaves around the world and poured in millions of dollars that has yet to get out of the bottleneck of bureaucracy




A Map of Home

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Feb 03, 2010

The 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait is humorously depicted through the eyes of an outspoken and independent teenage girl named Nidali. A Map of Home is a novel by Randa Jarrar.




Young People Weigh in on Legalizing Pot in SF

Youth Outlook, Commentary, Various Authors, Posted: Feb 03, 2010

San Francisco Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi proposed a June ballot measure that would "license, regulate, and tax the cultivation and sales of cannabis" - whether for medicinal or recreational use, pending board approval. Young people in San Francisco weigh in on the measure.




Pregnancy-Related Deaths Rise in California

California Watch, News Report, Nathanael Johnson, Posted: Feb 03, 2010

The mortality rate of California women who die from causes directly related to pregnancy has nearly tripled in the past decade, prompting doctors to worry about the dangers of obesity in expectant mothers and about medical complications of cesarean sections.




Break the Chains of Haiti’s Debt

New America Media, Commentary, Hayley Hathaway, Posted: Feb 03, 2010

Today, Haiti owes $1 billion to the international community for loans. But instead of insisting on repayment, the IMF and other lenders must forgive Haiti's debts so it can rebuild its ravaged country.




Sự Hư Hỏng Răng Trẻ Con Cắn Vào Thời Gian Theo Học Tại Trường

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Feb 03, 2010

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Filipina Is NASA's First Woman Mission Operations Manager

Asian Journal, News Report, AJ Presss, Posted: Feb 03, 2010

She holds the distinction of being the first woman NASA Mission Operation Manager for a major flight project and currently manages the EOS monitoring of hurricanes and cyclones from outer space.




Playing the Obama Bolshevik Card

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Feb 02, 2010

Obama cringed in horror at the absurd notion that he is a Marxist. But tossing the damaging political label at him is more than just a calculated political ploy to smear and taint Obama. It taps into the deeply held belief that Obama can and will actually mug the rich.




Haitian Americans on the crisis in Haiti

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Feb 02, 2010

For the first time Haitian Americans are polled on their reactions to the political response to the earthquake in Haiti.




Kettleman City Residents Sue Kings County

Vida En El Valle, News Report, Rebecca Plevin, Posted: Feb 02, 2010

Residents sue county supervisors for approving expansion of a landfill they believe is poisoning the community, and causing birth defects in newborns.




Kids' Dental Decay Takes a Bite out of School Attendance

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Feb 02, 2010

Children's tooth decay is a "silent epidemic," a leading cause of school absenteeism, poor academic performance and behavior problems if left untreated, reports NAM health editor Viji Sundaram. February is children's dental health month.




Vietnamese American Becomes New Deputy Police Chief of San Jose

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Feb 02, 2010

San Jose Police Chief




Hispanic Vote Could Punish Democrats on Immigration Reform: Rep. Luis Gutierrez

Feet In Two Worlds, News Report, Diego Greglia, Posted: Feb 02, 2010

Luis Gutierrez, the main Congressional supporter of progressive immigration reform, is joining other advocates in expressing frustration with President Barack Obama's lack of action on immigration.




Filipinos Are the Mainstays of Los Angeles Cathedral, Says Archbishop

Asian Journal, News Report, Art Valencia, Posted: Feb 02, 2010

Cardinal Roger Mahony




Mixed Review for L.A. Gang Tours

Final Call, News Report, Charlene Muhammad, Posted: Feb 01, 2010

Former gang-members have teamed up with a non-profit outreach organization to offer a look at the inner city by conducting gang tours in South Central Los Angeles.




A Day in the Life of Marcus Books

Post News Group, News Feature, Post Staff, Posted: Feb 01, 2010

It’s 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 15th at the Oakland Marcus Book Store on Martin Luther King, Jr. Way. The owner, Dr. Raye Richardson is not in the store today, but the three generations of the Richardson family are all there and working.




Afghan Summit Highlights Risky Paradoxes of War

New America Media, News Report, Daniel J Gerstle, Posted: Feb 01, 2010

NATO's hybrid plan for security in Afghanistan is rife with paradoxes. But it also has the reluctant support of various constituencies who are at odds with each other.