Colorado's H1N1 Tracking Omits Race Data

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore // Video: Cliff Parker and Paul Billingsley, Posted: Mar 31, 2010

Sixty-nine people in Colorado have died of H1N1, the “swine flu” virus, but health department officials don’t know how many of the victims were black or Latino.




UN Seeks New Model of Cooperation to Rebuild Haiti

Al Jazeera English, Video, Cath Turner, Posted: Mar 31, 2010

Some of the world's best known NGOs came together in New York to discuss how to rebuild Haiti. But questions remain about how the NGOs and the government will work together.




Modern Art Flourishes in Shanghai

New America Now, Audio, Mary Ambrose, Posted: Mar 31, 2010

Britta Erickson looks at a new exhibit at the Asian Art Museum showcasing oil paintings, furniture, fashion, and film from the city of Shanghai.




Legendary Teacher Jaime Escalante Dies

Latino Print Network, News Report, Staff, Posted: Mar 31, 2010

Jaime Escalante, the teacher portrayed in the movie Stand and Deliver, passed away Tuesday at the age of 79. Edward James Olmos, who played him in the film, said he "exposed one of the most dangerous myths of our time - that inner city students can't be expected to perform at the highest levels."




Salvadorans Outnumber Dominicans for First Time in U.S.

National Institute for Latino Policy, News Report, Posted: Mar 31, 2010

Salvadorans Outnumber Dominicans for First Time in U.S.




Muni Violence Due to Interracial Tensions

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

Muni Violence Due to Interracial Tensions




The Catholic Church's Dirty Little Secret

New America Media, Commentary, Blase Bonpane, Posted: Mar 31, 2010

The Vatican should end the cult of silence that is also the law of the mafia, writes commentator and former priest Blase Bonpane. That won't end the evil of pedophilia, he writes, but it will no longer be anyone’s “dirty little secret.”




Ricky Martin Comes Out to Mixed Response from Latinos

El Nuevo Herald, News Report, Posted: Mar 31, 2010

Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin’s announcement on his Web site that is gay generated mixed reactions in the Latino entertainment community.




Haitians in U.S. Welcome TPS Status

Haitian Times, News Report, Posted: Mar 30, 2010

Haitians in U.S. Welcome TPS Status




Mexico Army Arrests Suspect in Killing of Americans

Univision.com, News Report, Posted: Mar 30, 2010

 




Are Mexican Lives Worth Less?

HispanicVista, Commentary, Miesha Walker, Posted: Mar 30, 2010

It took the killing of two U.S. citizens in Ciudad Juarez to elicit a comment from the U.S. president. Yet the United States continues to deny its own complicity in the deaths of thousands of people in the Mexican drug war.




JOB LISTINGS

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Mar 30, 2010

JOB LISTINGS




Jid Lee Grows Up After The Forgotten War

New America Now, News Report, Sandip Roy, Posted: Mar 30, 2010

Jid Lee talks about her memoir To Kill a Tiger about growing up in South Korea after the Korean War.




Josefina, José to Us

Silicon Valley Debug, Commentary, Melissa Vargas, Posted: Mar 30, 2010

They say that family is not the one you share blood with, but the one who would give their last drop to save your life. Melissa Vargas, writes of Josefina, or as she called her José, who met her grandmother for the first time in a San Diego jail.




Obama Gets His FDR On

New America Media, News Report, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Mar 30, 2010

Many supporters of President Obama had hoped for an FDR-like figure in the White House. They had been disappointed - until now. The last couple of weeks have shown that Obama, if he wants it, can get into an FDR mode.




Philippine Massacre Suspects Ordered Released

GMANews.TV, News Report, Sophia Dedace, Posted: Mar 30, 2010




End of the Column of the Americas

New America Media, Commentary, Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez, Posted: Mar 30, 2010

In his last column, Roberto Rodriguez writes that he is disappointed that the Obama administration has embraced the reactionary policies of Bush’s post-9/11 nation. Column writing, he writes, is also reactive by its nature; and it is now time to create.




Bay Area Activists Organize for Haiti

New America Media, News Report, Jr Valrey & Lawrence Fowler, Posted: Mar 29, 2010

In the wake of the Haiti's 7.0 earthquake, Bay Area-based Haiti Action Committe mobilized community members to ban together in solidarity and support of Haiti.




Kmart Agrees to Settle in Filipina's Bias Suit

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Mar 29, 2010




When a Language Dies

India Currents, Commentary, Vidya Pradhan, Posted: Mar 29, 2010

The last speaker of a tribal language in India just died. For an Indian-American it raises issues about the role language plays in transmitting culture, especially in a different country.




California Prisons Ignore Anti-Trans Fat Law

San Francisco Bay View, News Report, Kenneth G. Keel, Posted: Mar 29, 2010

Toxins that were declared by the California Legislature to “have a detrimental impact on a person’s health” and cannot be used in school food service or food facility businesses are contained in food consumed by inmates in California prisons.




Hispanic Media Dispel H1N1 Myths in Texas Border Towns

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore / Video by Josue Rojas, Posted: Mar 29, 2010

South Texans were confused by the seemingly contradictory messages about H1N1 coming from the Mexican and U.S. governments. As Mexico closed schools and instituted curfews, U.S. authorities appeared to be doing almost nothing -- leading some to believe that the virus was active only on one side of the border.




So Long and Thanks For All the Saba -- Japanese Eldercare Homes Face Dwindling Demand

DiscoverNikkei, News Feature, Nancy Matsumoto, Posted: Mar 29, 2010

What does decreased demand for a Japanese cultural environment as Nikkei increasingly assimilate into mainstream culture mean for elder care organizations that once wooed Japanese Americans with promises of saba dinners and karuta games?




Federal Health Reform Puts California in a Bind

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

The new health reform law may have saved the California children's health coverage program that just a month ago was on the chopping block. Now the cash-strapped state is in a bind: It will have to balance the budget without making cuts to Medi-Cal or Healthy Families.




Oscar Grant Trial on Fast Track

New America Media, News Report, Thandisizwe Chimurenga, Posted: Mar 28, 2010

The trial of the BART police officer who shot and killed Oscar Grant in Oakland, Calif. will begin in Los Angeles about a week earlier than originally scheduled.




Truancy Arrests of Parents Sow Fear in Central Valley Town

Chico Sol, News Report, Leslie Layton, Posted: Mar 28, 2010

Some parents in a farming town in the Central Valley believe a truancy crackdown is underway by school authorities. Parents have found themselves arrested and booked because of disputes over their children's school attendance records.




The GOP Would Cut Its Throat If It Denounced Racism

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Mar 28, 2010

Commentator Earl Ofari Hutchison argues racism may be unsavory, but the GOP cannot win an election without it.




Obama Has Mojo--Health Reform’s Lessons for Immigration Reform

New America Media, Interview, Sandip Roy, Posted: Mar 28, 2010

What lessons can supporters of immigration reform learn from the passage of health care reform? Do Democrats have the stomach for another fight? Frank Sharry of America's Voice says the window of opportunity is open for a few months.




Message of Unity Marches Through Los Angeles

La Opinión, News Report, Eileen Truax, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Mar 28, 2010

La Opinión estimates that between 10,000 and 15,000 people marched through the streets of Los Angeles Saturday to call for immigration reform. Unlike last year, when disagreements between groups resulted in five separate marches on May 1, the message this year is one of unity.




Grassroots Growing Again for Immigration Reform

New America Media, News Report, Video: Sam Hassan / Reporter: Jerry Sullivan, Posted: Mar 27, 2010

The turnout at Saturday's immigration march in Los Angeles far surpassed that of recent years, a signal that the grassroots may have taken back the reins in the movement for immigration reform.




March for Immigration Reform in Los Angeles

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Mar 27, 2010

The march for immigration reform in Los Angeles today will be a message to Democrats and Republicans, write editors of La Opinión.




Almost 200 Filipinos Face Arrest for Massacre

Inquirer.net, News Report, Posted: Mar 27, 2010




For Those Who Walk Through Fields of Fire

New America Media, Commentary, Greg Malloure , Posted: Mar 27, 2010

A former Marine writes that it feels strange that his friends are out fighting a war, while he is home trying to get good grades.




San Francisco Battles for an Accurate Census

New America Media, Video, Video by Cassidy Friedman, Text by Jacob Simas, Posted: Mar 27, 2010

San Francisco community organizations have launched a door-to-door canvassing campaign to encourage their neighbors to fill out their census form and mail it back.




Seven Years Later, Family of Man Killed in Iraq Soldiers On

New America Media, News Report, Aaron Glantz, Posted: Mar 27, 2010

It’s been seven years since, just one week into the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Lance Corporal Jesus Suarez del Solar stepped on a piece of unexploded ordnance and came home in a flag-draped coffin.




Who’s Driving Immigration Reform?

New America Media, Commentary, Jerry Sullivan, Posted: Mar 26, 2010

Public demonstrations in recent years have offered indicators of a push-pull relationship between the grassroots and the political class. Saturday’s march in Los Angeles could show which side has the upper hand.




Filipinos in Texas Concerned About Pacquiao’s Candidacy

FilAmStar.net, News Report, Nicholas Von Wettberg, Posted: Mar 26, 2010

Pacquiao is the Filipino people's champ in the boxing ring, but his political interests have made many Pinoys in Texas feeling uneasy about his candidacy for a congressional seat in the Philippine elections this May.




Napolitano Condemns Arizona Anti-Immigrant Law

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Mar 26, 2010

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said Thursday that she opposed local legislation that would make Arizona the first state in the nation to criminalize undocumented immigrants.




Who’s Driving Immigration Reform?

New America Media, Commentary, Jerry Sullivan, Posted: Mar 26, 2010

Public demonstrations in recent years have offered indicators of a push-pull relationship between the grassroots and the political class. Saturday’s march in Los Angeles could show which side has the upper hand.




Richmond Marches After Valentine's Day Church Shooting

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Sean Shavers, Posted: Mar 26, 2010

YO! Youth Outlook content producer Sean Shavers asks why Richmond residents mobilized after a high-profile church shooting but not after day-to-day violence in the streets.




Twenty Years in America and Still Trying to Become an American

Silicon Valley Debug, Commentary, Text and Photo by Adrian, Posted: Mar 26, 2010

Twenty years after escaping the hardships of Mexico, a commentator writes that he has become an American by working hard to get ahead, helping his community, his family and his country.




What Progressives Must Learn from the ACORN Debacle

ColorLines, Commentary, Rinku Sen, Posted: Mar 26, 2010

Shutting down ACORN is part of a conservative strategy to discredit the Obama administration and destroy organizing capacity among progressives. The question now is will the onslaught stop with ACORN?




Arizona Police to Check Immigration Status of Suspects

Prensa Hispana, News Report, Lizeth Felix, Posted: Mar 26, 2010




New America Now: Health Care Lessons, To Kill A Tiger, Shanghai Celebration

New America Media, Audio, New America Now, Posted: Mar 26, 2010

Frank Sharry looks at the connection between health care and immigration reform, Jid Lee is the author of To Kill A Tiger about growing up in South Korea after the war, and a new art exhibit on the city of Shanghai has opened at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco




Immigrants Can Cheer and Jeer for Health Care Reform

New America Media, Commentary, Sonal Ambegaokar, Posted: Mar 25, 2010

There is much to celebrate, and criticize, in the new health care reform legislation signed into law by President Obama this week. The effort to leave out undocumented immigrants will come at a high cost for everyone.




Learning to be Latina

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Mar 25, 2010

Imagine you are a pop star with an "ethnicity problem" viz. you are Arab American in post 9-11 America. Playwright Enrique Urueta says there is a way out. You can "Learn to be Latina" - that's the title of his funny, raunchy and insightful play at at the Impact Theater in Berkeley. Listen to Urueta discuss Learn to be Latina.




Filipinos in Iran Warned Against Acting as Drug Mules

GMANews.TV, News Report, Posted: Mar 25, 2010




Young People on Their Most Important Woman

NAM Youth Collective, Commentary, Various Authors, Posted: Mar 25, 2010

For Women’s History Month, New America Media asked young people to describe the woman they look up to the most. Most pointed to women in their own family, especially their mothers and grandmothers.




Census to Count Arabs as White, Despite Write-In Campaign

New America Media, News Report, Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Mar 25, 2010

The Census Bureau says it doesn’t matter if Arab Americans write their race in on their Census questionnaire. Even if they check the “other” box and write in “Arab,” as many community groups advocate, they will still be counted as racially white.




Human Rights Council Hears Native American Testimonials

Indian Country Today, News Report, Posted: Mar 25, 2010

More than 100 people convened at the University of New Mexico Law School to hear Native American testimonials of human rights abuses perpetrated by the U.S. government against their people.




Terrorist One Moves On Up

Aramica, News Report, Antoine Faisal , Posted: Mar 25, 2010

Arab American actor Said Faraj, who is currently starring with Matt Damon in the recently released blockbuster 'The Green Zone,' speaks with Aramica publisher Antoine Faisal about his acting career and being Arab-American in Hollywood.




Filipino Doctors Urge Public to Take Advantage of New Healthcare Law

Asian Journal, News Report, Dymphna Calica-La Putt, Posted: Mar 25, 2010




The Census Search For Hard to Count Communities

Nguoi-Viet Daily News, News Report, Denise L. Poon, Posted: Mar 25, 2010

A pocket calendar with a photo of a Thai Buddhist temple is one of many specialized outreach efforts by the Census Bureau to encouraging all Thais to complete and return the 2010 census form.




Immigration March--Top Story for U.S. Ethnic Media

New America Media, Photo Essay, Staff, Posted: Mar 24, 2010

While health care has dominated the headlines in U.S. media, the big story this week for the country's ethnic media was Sunday's massive immigration march in Washington, D.C.




Second Ex-Cop Pleads Guilty to Covering Up Deadly New Orleans Shooting

Final Call, News Report, Jesse Muhammad, Posted: Mar 24, 2010

A second guilty plea in the Danziger Bridge case in New Orleans has revealed more information regarding an alleged corrupt plot by law enforcement in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to cover up a shooting that claimed the lives of two unarmed civilians.




Obama 'No Child' Redo To Focus On Helping Failing Schools

Black Voice News, News Report, Chris Levister, Posted: Mar 24, 2010

San Bernardino City Unified School District has 11 schools rated among the worst 5 percent in the state. How these so-called failing schools will be treated under America’s new education blueprint sent to Congress on Monday illustrates the challenges of boosting student achievement in an era of teacher layoffs, and deep budget cuts.




The Jews in Modern China

New America Media, News Report, Sandip Roy, Posted: Mar 24, 2010

Linda Frank discusses the Jewish diaspora in modern China. She is the chair of the Jews in Modern China exhibit at the Presidio Officer's Club in San Francisco.




Google Loses 400 Million Internet Users

New America Media, Commentary, George Koo, Posted: Mar 24, 2010

Commentator George Koo writes Google failed to understand a fundamental business truth. If you want to do business in China, you have to play by its rules.




Identification for the Undocumented

El Diario La Prensa, News Report, Posted: Mar 24, 2010




March for America Draws Tens of Thousands to D.C.

AFRO, News Report, AFRO Staff, Posted: Mar 24, 2010

Thousands of people descended upon the National Mall on the afternoon of March 21 for the March for America.




Clinton To Mexico: Drug Addiction Not Just An American Problem Anymore

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Mar 24, 2010

U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton traveled to Mexico City on Tuesday to make a joint statement with Mexican officials, announcing U.S. government support for a plan to combat drug addiction in Mexico.




After March, Immigrants Gear Up for Next Rally

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Mar 23, 2010

After the March 21 protest in Washington, D.C., immigrants on their way back to New York were already planning for the next action for comprehensive immigration reform.




Marcelas Owens and Obama Make Health Care History

New America Media, Video, Video by Vanessa Vega, Min Lee, and Ann Bassette, Posted: Mar 23, 2010

Marcelas Owens, 11, of Seattle, Wash., was there with Pres. Obama as he signed the historic health care reform legislation on Tuesday. But months ago, New America Media interviewed the young activist at an event organized by the Equal Voice campaign of the Marguerite Casey Foundation where he spoke about his mother's illness and why he cares about health care reform.




Finding Lost Souls in Mexico

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Mar 23, 2010

Lost Souls is a documentary film by director Monika Navarro exploring what happens after deportees are sent to a land they do not consider home. It is airing Tuesday, March 23rd on PBS as part of the Independent Lens series.




Free Tax for Low-Income Filipinos in Las Vegas

New America Media, News Report, Dymphna Calica-La Putt, Posted: Mar 23, 2010




Mailing Errors Plague Philippine Election Ballots for Filipino Americans

balitangamerica, News Report, Don Tagala, Posted: Mar 23, 2010

In New York, the Commission on Elections sent out 8000 absentee ballots, but 999 of them were returned, due to improper formatting of addresses, and misspellings.




How Health Care Reform Affects Immigrants

El Diario/La Prensa/New America Media, News Report, Annie Correal, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Mar 23, 2010

The health care reform bill signed today by President Obama will affect immigrants differently depending on their legal status.




HBO Film Delves into Immigration Reform’s ‘Grand Bargain’

New America Media, News Report, Marcelo Ballvé, Posted: Mar 23, 2010

"The Senators’ Bargain," a revealing new documentary by HBO, tells the inside story of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy's all-out push to pass immigration reform, complete with closed-door meetings and profanity-strewn negotiations carried out to via phone and Blackberry.




Navajo Activists Win Victory, Open Coal Talks to Public

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Mar 23, 2010

For the first time, the Navajo tribal government is opening to the public its negotiations with the largest coal mining company in the world. The move is a response to growing environmental activism among tribal members, who are asking more questions about their nation’s reliance on coal.




Asian Immigrants More Likely to Die of Breast Cancer than U.S.-born Asians

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Mar 22, 2010




Sailor Moon Plays Japantown on Saturdays

SF Public Press, News Report, Conor Gallagher, Posted: Mar 22, 2010

Every Saturday afternoon, Maria Watanabe takes the stage in Japantown's Peace Plaza to sing and dance as the anime character Sailor Moon.




Caries dental de los niños afecta la asistencia escolar

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Mar 22, 2010

Después de haberse sometido a un examen dental en California a más de 21,000 niños del kindergarten y del tercer año durante el años escolar 2004-2005, el Dr. Perry, por ese entonces presidente de la junta de la Fundación de Salud Dental de Oakland que tiene su sede en Oakland, y su equipo de higienistas dentales, asistentes dentales y personal de enfermería de la escuela concluyeron que casi tres de cuatro niños de la escuela primaria tiene una caries, comparado con la incidencia de casi la mitad en el segmento que no pertenece al grupo de bajos ingresos.




어린이 충치, 학교 결석의 주범

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Mar 22, 2010

오클랜드 소재 치아 건강 재단의 이사장과 동료 치과 위생학자, 치과 보조 연구원과 간호사 등이 연구 조사한 결과, 2004-2005년 학기 동안 유치원과 3학년 학생 2만 천 명을 대상으로 몇 달 간 구강검진 조사 결과, "네 명 중 세 명의 초등학교 학생들이 충치가 있으며, 이들 중 절반이 넘는 학생들이 저임금 가정의 어린이가 아닌 것으로 나타났다.




환자 병원 대기 시간 길기만 하고, 턱없이 부족한 소아과 전문의

New America Media, News Report, Vivian Po, Posted: Mar 22, 2010

샌프란시스코에 거주하고 있는 아프리칸 어메리칸 여성 데보라 달톤(50)씨는 기다리고 기다리던 산소발생기를 배달받았다. 다운증후군을 앓고 있는 아들이 수면무호흡증에 시달리고 있었기 때문에 산소발생기가 꼭 필요했다.




少數族裔特殊兒童輪候專科時間更長

New America Media, News Report, Vivian Po, Posted: Mar 22, 2010

由於加州兒童專科醫生嚴重短缺,有特殊健康需要的兒童 (Children with Special Health Care Needs)(簡稱CSHCN)看專科時要輪候更長時間,特別是受保於公營健康保險計劃的低收入和少數族裔家庭。




Blacks and Latinos Not Out of the Woods Yet on Health Care

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Mar 22, 2010

Commentator Earl Ofari Hutchinson argues the devil is in the details of the new health care reform law.




Niños étnicos con necesidades especiales se enfrentan a esperas más largas para cuidados sanitarios

New America Media, News Report, Vivian Po, Posted: Mar 22, 2010

Muchos padres con hijos con necesidades especiales de cuidado sanitario se encontraron haciendo colas más largas, sin importar si era para dispositivos médicos o para recibir una cita con pediatras especialistas.




Kidnappings Thrive in India's Prosperity

Siliconeer, News Report, Priyanka Bhardwaj, Posted: Mar 22, 2010

India’s explosive economic growth has led to acute social and economic disparities, with huge wealth and downright penury existing cheek by jowl. One side effect is the rise of a vicious “kidnap and ransom” industry.




Immigration Reform: Calling all Battle Stations

Frontera Nortesur, News Report, Staff, Posted: Mar 22, 2010

After the historic vote on health care, new legislation on immigration reform is likely to be the center of the next political battle in the United States.




Californians Missing Out on Over $1 Billion in Tax Refunds

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

More than 800,000 Californians will miss out on the Earned Income Tax Credit this year. That's $1.2 billion in tax refunds that could help some of those who would need it the most.




Massive Rally a Milestone in Fight for Immigration Reform

New America Media, News Report, Marcelo Ballvé, Posted: Mar 21, 2010

The crowds exceeded the organizers' expectations at the rally for immigration rights in Washington, D.C. The rally was not the culmination of an immigration reform movement or just intended to get the attention of lawmakers. It was also about bringing together immigrant movements from across the country and their immigrant leaders.




Blacks vs. Immigrants Is a Zero-Sum Argument

New America Media, Commentary, Sam Fulwood III and Henry Fernandez, Posted: Mar 21, 2010

Immigration reform opponents want to pit black Americans against the undocumented, but black students from Howard University, leaders from the NAACP and National Urban League will be countering that argument at the march for immigration in Washington D.C.




Arizona Creates 'Zero Tolerance' Zone

Prensa Hispana, News Report, Posted: Mar 21, 2010

Arizona has become the leading state in the nation in creating "anti-immigrant" legislation, said Rev. Miguel Rivera.




Another Stake in the So-Called War on Drugs

La Prensa San Diego, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Mar 20, 2010

The war on drugs has once again been proven a failure with the killings of two U.S. citizens in the la Ciudad Juarez this past weekend, when suspected drug cartel hit men killed a U.S. consulate employee and her husband, minutes after the husband of another consular employee was shot to death.




Is The Future of Immigration Reform Now?

New America Media, Video, Esther Gentile, Posted: Mar 20, 2010

As Washington D.C. readies for a huge march for immigration reform, activists and advocates discuss their plans (and hopes) for the future.




Can a Constitutional Amendment Save California Schools?

New America Media, News Report, Anuja Seith, Posted: Mar 20, 2010

A constitutional amendment that would make it easier to raise parcel taxes could offer a lifeline to struggling school districts. It's a proposal that's finding some resonance in the wake of 22,000 pink slips to teachers and other school staff.




Spring Breakers Party Hard Amid Mexico Drug War

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, News Report, Donny Lumpkins and the YO! Radio Crew, Posted: Mar 20, 2010

This week on YO!Radio -- drug wars in Mexico create Spring Break stress, lesbian's date gets prom canceled, and Obama makes a big promise to students.




India’s Poor Recycle World’s E-Waste into Wealth

India West/New America Media, News Feature, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Mar 20, 2010

Dharavi, the slum immortalized in the Oscar-winning film “Slumdog Millionaire,” is home to one of the largest electronic waste recycling hubs in India, where women and children mine old U.S. electronics for precious metals, and are exposed to lead and other toxins in the process.




One in Four Inmates Is Latino

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Mar 20, 2010




Iraq: Elections But No Stability

Mosaic Intelligence Report, News Report, Jamal Dajani, Posted: Mar 19, 2010

Friday marked the seventh anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. In 2003, the architects of the war envisioned that the toppling of Saddam Hussein would lead to the birth of a democratic Iraq. But Iraqis are still searching for stability.




Mayweather Taunts, 'Paquiao Was Boring'

hilippine News, News Report, Posted: Mar 19, 2010




Philippine Election Ballot Errors Plague Filipino-American Absentee Voters

"Balitang America"- The Filipino Channel, News Report, Don Tagala, Posted: Mar 19, 2010

The Philippines' Commission on Elections sent out 8,000 absentee ballots for Filipino-American voters in New York for the May 2010 Philippine presidential elections. But almost 1,000 of them were returned, due to improper formatting of addresses, and misspellings.




On the Bus for Immigrant Rights

Mission Loc@l, News Report, Rigoberto Hernandez, Posted: Mar 19, 2010

Rigo Hernandez reports from a bus on the road from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. for the March 21 immigration march.




Univision Campaigns to Curb Latino Dropout Rate

Al Dia, News Report, Posted: Mar 19, 2010

Latinos have one of the highest high school dropout rates in the country, and only one in 10 have university degrees.




Barrios Fired Up for Sunday’s Immigration March

New America Media, News Report, Marcelo Ballvé, Posted: Mar 19, 2010

Immigrant neighborhoods are abuzz with excitement in anticipation of Sunday’s march in Washington, D.C., which is expected to be the largest immigration protest since the mass demonstrations of 2006.




New America Now: Stimulus Impact, Lost Souls, Learn to be Latina

New America Media, News Report, New America Now, Posted: Mar 19, 2010

Charlene Muhammad discusses the impact of the stimulus on black households, Lost Souls by Monika Navarro is a new documentary about Mexican deportees, and playwright Enrique Urueta is the author of Learn to be Latina




IMMIGRATION MATTERS: A March to Rebuild the American Dream

New America Media, Commentary, HyunJoo Lee , Posted: Mar 19, 2010

On March 21, belief in the American dream will be visible when 100,000 students, parents, workers, advocates and allies come together for the March for America, an event that will send a powerful message to President Barack Obama and Congress.




Students Question 'Failing' Status of Their Schools

New America Media/ YO! Youth Outlook , Video, Text: Rupa Dev/Jamilah King; Video: Eming Piansay/Ann Bassette/Augustin Lopez-Medina/Sean Shavers/ Jaquan Rushing/Jamilah King/Rupa Dev, Posted: Mar 19, 2010

Just how bad are high schools named as California’s lowest performing schools? Students at several of them in San Francisco say their schools are being unfairly judged.




Activists See Irony in Calderon’s Speedy Response to American Killings

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Mar 18, 2010

Activists say the Calderon administration “came running” after the Americans were killed, yet has failed to react with the same urgency to the many murders that have plagued Mexicans in Juarez for years.




My Wheelchair Can’t Hold Me Back, But Budget Cuts Can

New America Media, Commentary, Maria Salgado as told to David Bacon, Posted: Mar 18, 2010

A sixth grade education, an accident that left her a paraplegic, could not hold back a Mexican immigrant from her dream of getting a higher education. Now poised to go to university, she finds California's budget cuts might be the real roadblock.




Marching for CA's Future Through Today's Desolation

New America Media, News Report, David Bacon, Posted: Mar 18, 2010

As the March for California's Future heads up the San Joaquin Valley toward Sacramento, participants are coming up hard against the reality of the economic crisis in rural California. Marchers are finding that valley communities are among those that feel the effects of state budget cuts most strongly.




New Immigrant Rights Campaign to Mount Largest March of Obama Era

National Institute for Latino Policy eNewsletter, News Report, Randy Shaw , Posted: Mar 18, 2010

National immigrant rights leaders are escalating a pressure campaign that will feature the largest march of the Obama presidency in Washington, D.C., on March 21.




Navajo Nation Feeling Effects of New Mexico Budget Crisis

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Mar 18, 2010

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson signed a bill that froze roughly $6 million in state funding for projects on Navajo lands.




Muni Enforcement Created Fear in Chinese Community

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Posted: Mar 17, 2010




Dancing through Southeast Asia

New America Media, News Report, Sandip Roy, Posted: Mar 17, 2010

On the opening of their latest season, Brenda Way, head of the ODC Dance Company, talks about being one of three dance companies traveling through Southeast Asia at the invitation of the State Department. ODC Downtown is at Yerba Buena's Novellus Theater from March 12-28.




America's Disappeared

El Diario/La Prensa NY, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Mar 17, 2010

In a series of editorials this week, El Diario/La Prensa looks at conditions within immigration detention, the lack of accountability for gross neglect, and the profits made by private corporations contracted by the federal government.




African Media Must Protect World Cup

Mshale, News Report, Posted: Mar 17, 2010

The FIFA World Cup in South Africa has been at the receiving end of hostile publicity from the Western media, but the media in Africa can dilute such negatives by jealously guarding the tournament through objective reporting.




Filipina Triumphs at London Fashion Week

Inquirer.Net, News Report, Posted: Mar 17, 2010




Why One Undocumented Student is Walking the Trail of Dreams

New America Media, Question & Answer, Carolyn Goossen, Posted: Mar 17, 2010

Carlos Roa, 22, has been in the US for twenty years without papers. Now he is walking 1500 miles from Miami to Washington D.C. asking politicians to move on the Dream Act which would give thousands like him to get a shot at college and legalization.




After Protests, Education Activists Strategize

New America Media, News Report, Nadia Prupis, Posted: Mar 17, 2010

Ten days after statewide actions against budget cuts to California’s schools and colleges, activists gathered to strategize next steps.




The St. Patrick’s Day Flood of 1936

New America Media, News Feature, Naomi J. Crain, Posted: Mar 17, 2010

Each year on March 17, I remember my mother’s birthday and think of her at 25, left alone on a houseboat with three small children in the St. Patrick’s Day flood of 1936. It was the middle of the Great Depression, and my family lived on a houseboat on the Allegheny River at Aspinwall, upstream from the old Highland Park Bridge and Wicket Dam.




Ireland May Deport Filipino Family for Joining Strike

GMANews.TV, News Report, Jerrie M. Abella, Posted: Mar 16, 2010




How a Filipino Couple Re-Invented Selves in U.S.

Philippine News, News Feature, Edna Bangan-Sabino, Posted: Mar 16, 2010

Winning the lottery was a fantasy; putting up a business without the capital and the know-how was madness; working a double job was a big physical risk. “Let’s go abroad,” they decided, “and let’s go together.”




Men Collect Girlfriends in China’s Industrial Areas

Southern Metropolis Daily, News Report, Posted: Mar 16, 2010




In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee

New America Media, News Report, Sandip Roy, Posted: Mar 16, 2010

Chi-hui Yang is the Festival Director for the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, and Deann Borshay Liem is the director/producer of In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee. The San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival is running now through March 21st.




Georgia Worries About Uptick in H1N1 Cases

New America Media, News Report, Anthony D. Advincula // Video: Esther Gentile, Posted: Mar 16, 2010

Concerns about H1N1 might be ebbing but at a recent briefing in Atlanta, Georgia health officials expressed their concerns about rising numbers of hospitalizations. H1N1 is still there warned health officials.




Cuban Dissident Hospitalized after Hunger Strike

El Nuevo Herald, News Report, Juan O. Tamayo, Posted: Mar 16, 2010




Fake Foreign Degrees On the Rise In China

Global Times, News Report, Posted: Mar 16, 2010




Fresno Widens Medical Safety Net for Poor

New America Media, News Report, Annette Fuentes, Posted: Mar 16, 2010

The Medically Indigent Services Program is meant to provide basic medical care to those who cannot qualify for Medi-Cal. But Fresno county kept the eligibility level so low that many of its indigent could not even qualify. Now after a lawsuit that safety net is being expanded.




Gay Couples Marry in Mexico City

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Mar 16, 2010




One Burger, Hold the Meat - Being Vegetarian in America

Khabar, News Feature, Mandira Banerjee, Posted: Mar 15, 2010

Coming from a country like India with "Vegetarian" and "Pure Vegetarian" restaurants, being a vegetarian in the U.S. was often difficult. But now the country is becoming much more vegetarian-friendly.




A Doctor's Word: Take Food without a Grain of Salt

New America Media, Commentary, Erin Marcus, M.D., Posted: Mar 15, 2010

Our bodies only need about 180 milligrams of sodium daily, but the average American consumes nearly 20 times that.




Clottey Was Outboxed, Outclassed by Pacquiao -- Pacquiao Fans Want Mayweather Next

Inquirer.net, News Report, Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Posted: Mar 14, 2010

Pound-for-pound King Manny Pacquiao dominated Joshua Clottey in their bout last Saturday night in Texas, outpunching him in almost every round. Now, boxing fans demand a Pacquiao-Mayweather showdown.




It’s Time for Black Leaders to Lead

New America Media, News Report, Sylvester Brown, Jr., Posted: Mar 14, 2010

There is a need for a specific black agenda that addresses historical disparities and future opportunities. However, forcing Obama to define or promote such an agenda is not a feasible maneuver in a country where most still avoid, deny or even discuss the “race problem.”




Pierce Your Body

New America Media, News Feature, Video: Angelica Arreola/Ann Bassette, Photo: Walter Lopez, Text: Angelica Arreola, Posted: Mar 14, 2010

Piercings are ways to express yourself, just like clothes or the way you choose to do your hair or make up.




Pacquiao Defeats Clottey in Unanimous Decision

Inquirer.net, News Report, Cedelf P. Tupas, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Posted: Mar 13, 2010

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao defeated Joshua Clottey, the Ghanian warrior, Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) and successfully defended his World Boxing Organization welterweight crown.




Pacquiao Defeats Clottey in Unanimous Decision

Inquirer.net, News Report, Cedelf P. Tupas, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Posted: Mar 13, 2010

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao defeated Joshua Clottey, the Ghanian warrior, Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) and successfully defended his World Boxing Organization welterweight crown.




Clottey Still Overweight; Pacquiao Ready At 146

Inquirer.net, News Report, Roy Luarca, Posted: Mar 13, 2010

The suspicion of Clottey being over the 147 pound weight limit for welterweights, was allegedly confirmed when a member of the Paquiao team saw Clottey jogging with a thermal suit on in the convention center.




Taking a Bite Out of the Census -- Two million cookies are produced locally for the Census campaign

iexaminer.org, News Report, Michelle Tanaka, Posted: Mar 13, 2010

Seattle’s Tsue Chong Co. is producing 2 million fortune cookies with special messaging in an effort to raise awareness of the 2010 Census.




Filipino Americans Ask US to Monitor Philippine Elections

New America Media, News Report, Joseph G. Lariosa, Posted: Mar 13, 2010




Gays Protest Jamaican Raggae, Not American Rap

New America Media, Commentary, Brent Calderwood, Posted: Mar 13, 2010

Middle-aged gay white men tried to stop Jamaican artist Beenie Man from visiting the United States yesterday, instead of looking at the homophobia in their own backyard.




Jeff Biggers: Clean-Coal Myth Buster

New America Media, Interview, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Mar 13, 2010

The Obama administration has embraced the concept of “clean coal” as one prong of a U.S. energy policy. But environmental activists like Jeff Biggers say coal and the process for mining it can never be clean because of the toll they take on our forests and mining communities.




U.S. Denounces Military Abuses in Mexico

Diario La Estrella, News Report, Posted: Mar 12, 2010

The U.S. government said Thursday that it has received multiple reports of human rights abuses by the Mexican military during its 2009 campaign against organized crime.




World Honors International Woman's Day

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, News Report, Donny Lumpkins and the YO! Radio Crew, Posted: Mar 12, 2010

This week on YO!Radio -- people around the world honor International Woman's Day, D.C. hands out free female condoms, and Jay-Z heads to the White House.




Pacquiao, Clottey More Friends Than Foes

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




New America Now: Manny's Final Fight, California Hope, AA Film Festival

New America Media, Audio, New America Now, Posted: Mar 12, 2010

Anthony Advincula discusses the possibility of Manny Pacquiao's final fight this saturday, Commentator Richard Rodriguez sees reason for optimism in California, and the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival launches this weekend.




Rights Groups to ICE: Stop Raids for Census

New America Media, News Report, Jacob Simas, Posted: Mar 12, 2010

Immigrant rights advocates are asking ICE to immediately suspend all immigration enforcement in order to decrease fear within immigrant communities and encourage their participation in the 2010 Census.




S.F. March Highlights Indian Female Infanticide

India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Mar 12, 2010

Nearly one hundred people marched to the Indian consulate in San Francisco to draw attention to the urgent issue of female infanticide in India.




CA Educators Question National Standards Plan

New America Media, News Analysis, Carolyn Goossen, Posted: Mar 12, 2010

Education policy is finally in the spotlight, as the president and state officials focus on creating a set of standards that would be applied to public school students throughout the country. But some California experts question whether it will just repeat the high-stakes mistakes of No Child Left Behind.




License to Mine Uranium on Navajo Lands Upheld

Navajo Times, News Report, Cindy Yurth, Posted: Mar 12, 2010




White House Meets With Immigration Activists

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Mar 11, 2010




Tolerance Prevails in Mexico City

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Mar 11, 2010

Editors of La Opinión write that tolerance prevailed over fear when Mexico City approved gay marriage last week.




Open Internet Reporting Fellowships

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

The G.W. Williams Center for Independent Journalism and New America Media are calling for journalists working in ethnic and community media based in California to apply for the Open Internet Reporting Fellowship.




What's Next for Asian Film?

New America Media, Interview, Andrew Lam, Posted: Mar 11, 2010

Asian and Asian American movies were shut out of the Oscars this year, but the director of The San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival says there's still a lot to like in Asian Cinema.




Arabs Organize to Get Counted in Census

New America Media, News Report, Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Mar 11, 2010

A coalition of Arab-American cultural organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area has launched a grassroots organizing campaign designed to send a clear message to Washington: that they, along with every other Arab in America, are in fact Arab, and not white.




Re-Imagining Bertolt Brecht

New America Media, News Report, New America Now, Posted: Mar 10, 2010

Director John Doyle has re-imagined The Caucasian Chalk Circle, the legendary play from German playwright Bertolt Brecht. The play is at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco now until March 14th.




There's Hope for California

New America Media, News Report, Richard Rodriguez and Sandip Roy, Video by Cliff Parker, Posted: Mar 10, 2010

Essayist Richard Rodriguez tells NAM's Sandip Roy why he sees reason for optimism despite persistent unemployment and massive budget cuts to nearly every vital social service.




Arizona’s Anti-Anti-Immigrant Politicians and Sheriffs

New America Media, News Analysis, Valeria Fernández , Posted: Mar 10, 2010

There is another side to Arizona's harsh, anti-immigrant politics and law enforcement that is overshadowed by the tough-talking Sheriff Arpaio and his legislative allies. Among many law enforcement and elected officials, there are voices calling for rational and reasoned approaches to immigration policy.




Bet $800 on Pacquiao, Win Just $100

Inquirer.net, News Report, Roy Luarca, Posted: Mar 10, 2010




Trẻ Con Thiểu Số Với Nhu Cầu Đặc Biệt Phải đợi lâu hơn để được Chăm Sóc Sức Khoẻ

New America Media, News Report, Vivian Po, Posted: Mar 10, 2010

Ethnic Special Needs Children Face Longer Wait for Health Care




Asian American Community Urged Not to Throw Away Census Advance Letter

Hokubei.com, News Report, Posted: Mar 10, 2010

With Census Day quickly approaching on April 1, the U.S. Census Bureau is preparing to notify households of what to expect in the upcoming weeks, and the community is asked to respond by carefully reading all census-related materials sent to their households and seeking help if they have any questions.




Young Filipino Wins First Global Google Map-Making Tilt

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Mar 09, 2010




Naming of Philippine Street After Philip Morris Being Probed

Inquirer.net, News Report, Posted: Mar 09, 2010

 




On the Road with Evo

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Mar 09, 2010

Tupac Saavedra discusses Hilary Clinton's recent trip to Latin America. He is the director of On the Road with Evo, a PBS Frontline/World documentary about Bolivian president Evo Morales' election campaign.




Victory for Day Laborers in Costa Mesa

La Opinión, News Report, Pilar Marrero, Posted: Mar 09, 2010




Immigrant Advocates Say Immigration Enforcement Worse Under Obama

New America Media, News Report, Marcelo Ballvé, Posted: Mar 09, 2010

Prominent immigrant advocates launched their most sharply worded public critique yet of the Obama administration’s immigration policy at a Monday press conference in Washington, D.C.




Chilean Immigrants Shaken by Earthquake

El Tiempo Latino, News Report, Ana Cubías, Posted: Mar 09, 2010

 




Canadian Grocers Help Chinese Canadian Realize Olympic Dreams

Northwest Asian Weekly, News Report, Posted: Mar 09, 2010

 




The Social Earthquake in Chile

New America Media, News Analysis, Roger Burbach, Posted: Mar 09, 2010

Chile is experiencing a social earthquake in the aftermath of the 8.8 magnitude quake that struck the country on February 27.




Why Indian Americans Should Pay Attention to the Census

Siliconeer, News Feature, Inder Singh, Posted: Mar 08, 2010

It is vital that community activists and leaders ensure that all Indian Americans are counted in the forthcoming U.S. Census, because in a democracy there is strength in numbers.




Natural Disasters Hit Women Harder Than Men

Inter Press Service, News Report, Thalif Deen, Posted: Mar 08, 2010

Climate change is exacerbating existing gender inequalities with a devastating effect on the quality of life of poor women and girls.




Oscar Nominees - Still Trapped in the White Knight Syndrome

New America Media, Commentary, Andrés Tapia, Posted: Mar 08, 2010

Four of the ten Oscar nominees for Best Picture still hark back to an old stereotype - the savior from the majority culture sent to save poor people of color from themselves.




Counseling Service Cuts Hit Special Needs Children Hard

New America Media, News Feature, Vivian Po // Video by Jacob Simas, Posted: Mar 08, 2010

Most children with special needs in California are covered by some form of insurance. But the insurance is often not enough to cover all their needs. With California's recent budget cuts that safety net is getting even more frayed as programs stop reimbursing services like counseling.




Welcome back, you are in America now

New America Media, News Report, Ahmed Tharwat, Posted: Mar 08, 2010

 Welcome back, you are in America now




The Torment of a Distant War

New America Media, Commentary, Mike A., Posted: Mar 08, 2010

A Navy corpsman longs to make peace with the memories of fallen comrades. But healing comes slowly when you’re changed forever.




New Cartel War Erupts

Frontera Nortesur, News Report, Staff, Posted: Mar 07, 2010

A long-simmering conflict between drug cartels exploded into violence in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas bordering Texas last week. Shoot-outs, explosions, kidnappings and reports of large convoys with armed men freely roaming streets rattled a broad swath of the state, especially in the area stretching from Reynosa south to Matamoros known as the “Little Border.




In California Primary, Undocumented Under Attack

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Mar 07, 2010

An editorial in La Opinión argues that California's June gubernatorial primary has become "a motive to attack the undocumented."




Shock Factors: Youth Reflect on Quakes Near and Far

New America Media, Commentary, Various Authors, Posted: Mar 07, 2010

After catastrophic earthquakes in Haiti and Chili in less than two months, Bay Area youth reflect on their preparedness for a natural disaster and how it would affect their families.




North Korean Executed For Using Cell Phone

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Posted: Mar 07, 2010

 




Lessons from Honduras for Haiti's Recovery

New America Media, Interview, Marcelo Ballvé, Posted: Mar 07, 2010

Earthquakes in Haiti and Chile highlight the vulnerabilities of urban developments and the need for emergency housing. In the Amarateca Valley in central Honduras, relief organizations have built seven villages “from scratch” after Hurricane Mitch in 1998. Sociologist Ryan Alaniz lives in the Valley and describes how the new communities are working.




Haitian-American Media Become the Eyes and Ears of Haiti

New America Media, News Feature, Alex Moe, Posted: Mar 07, 2010

The earthquake in Haiti has thrust Haitian American media into an unprecedented leadership role. Many are funding their own trips to Haiti to keep their communities informed.




WHO ASKED US?—Young People on Budget Cuts and Their Futures

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Silicon Valley Debug, The Know, Commentary, Various Authors, Posted: Mar 06, 2010

Young people all over California rallied to defend public education this week. Three young students share their stories about how the budget cuts are impacting their future.




Philippines Asks US to Name Filipino 'Narco-Politicos'

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Mar 06, 2010

 




Indonesians Complain About ‘Noise’ of Democracy

Inter Press Service, News Report, Kafil Yamin, Posted: Mar 06, 2010

Is there such a thing as too much freedom in a democracy? More than a decade after the late strongman Suharto stepped down from power, many Indonesians are asking this question.




Stimulus 102-- One Year and $800 Billion Later

New America Media, Commentary, Stephen Levy, Posted: Mar 06, 2010

Last month marked one year since the nearly $800 billion federal stimulus package was passed by Congress. What has the stimulus package accomplished? What should we do now?




Counting on the Filipino-American Community for the Census

Philippine News, News Report, Harvey Barkin, Posted: Mar 05, 2010

Filipino-American census partnership specialist Teresita Zaragoza is encouraging all community members to get counted in the 2010 survey to get critical funding & services for their families and neighborhoods.




Comprehensive Immigration Reform - The Triumphs and the Tribulations

New America Media, Video, Esther Gentile, Posted: Mar 05, 2010

Some of the nation's leading immigrant rights activists describe the lessons they are carrying forward from the last failed attempt at comprehensive immigration reform.




Not-So-Rosy Outlook for Hispanic Magazines

Media Life Magazine, Interview, Diego Vasquez, Posted: Mar 05, 2010

Hispanic magazines, which outpaced general market magazines in revenue gains for six years, took a steep dive in 2009. What was behind the ad revenue tumble and when are Hispanic titles expected to recover?




Killer Whales and Jail

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

This week on YO!Radio --YO!'s roundtable discusses dwindled support for Democrats among young people, the killer whale killing at Sea World, and Lil Wayne's latest career-poppin' venture: jail




Students Rally for Their (and California’s) Future

New America Media//YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Inga Buchbinder//Video: Mike Siv with Aaron Glantz; Eming Piansay and Donny Lumpkins, Posted: Mar 05, 2010

Rallies to protest cuts to public education happened across California on Thursday. Students and teachers explain what's at stake for them in two rallies in San Francisco.




New America Now: The Oscar Goes To, On the Road with Evo, Global Lives

New America Media, Audio, New America Now, Posted: Mar 05, 2010

Valeria Fernandez shares a story about the Mexican workers who craft the Oscar, Tupac Saavedra followed Bolivian president Evo Morales during his election campaign in On the Road with Evo, and Executive Director David Evan Harris talks about his Global Lives Project.




My Way or the Highway

New America Media, Commentary, Rene Ciria-Cruz, Posted: Mar 05, 2010

A NY Times article reported that in the Philippines, you could get killed for singing Frank Sinatra’s ‘My Way’ in a karaoke bar.




Muslim Teen Fired for Wearing Headscarf, Files Complaint

India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Mar 05, 2010

A 19-year-old Muslim teen, allegedly fired by retail clothing giant Abercrombie and Fitch for refusing to remove her headscarf at work, filed a complaint Feb. 23 with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.




Californians Demand: 'Educate the State'

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

In a day of protests against budget cuts to California’s public schools and higher education system, an estimated 2,000 people rallied at the state Capitol yesterday to call for more affordable and accessible public education.




Count Us Out

MShale.com, News Report, Ramla Bile, Posted: Mar 05, 2010

Despite the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court has time and again upheld the confidentiality of census information, issues regarding access and privacy continue to persist with communities across Minnesota, including those of African refugees and immigrants.




Cuban Province Was Once Called New Philippines

Inquirer.net, News Report, Posted: Mar 05, 2010

 




Federal Investigation Concludes E-Verify Does Not Work

El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, Posted: Mar 04, 2010

E-Verify, an online service voluntarily used by employers to check the legal status of their employees, does not work, according to a government-sponsored study.




Latinos Support Drive to Rid Military of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Hispanic Link, News Report, Luis Carlos López, Posted: Mar 04, 2010

Half of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus supports repealing the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell law fro gays and lesbians serving in the military.




Jerry Brown: Yes to Immigration Reform, No to Driver's Licenses

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Mar 04, 2010

In an interview with Spanish-language daily La Opinión, Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Jerry Brown said he would not support driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants, but would support immigration reform.




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

New America Media, Press Release, New America Media, Posted: Mar 04, 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.




China Manufactures Rain to Ease Drought

China Daily, News Report, Wang Qian, Posted: Mar 04, 2010

In an effort to create rain, the Chinese government said that it is ready to “bomb clouds” with silver iodide.




Census: Masking Identities or Counting the Indigenous Among Us?

New America Media, Commentary, Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez, Posted: Mar 04, 2010

It was when I first stood atop the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan, Mexico in 1976 that I was finally able to grasp something my parents first communicated to me when I was five years old; that my roots on this continent are not simply Mexican, but both ancient and Indigenous.




'Terror TV Bill’ Raises Questions about Freedom of Press

New America Media, News Analysis, Jalal Ghazi, Posted: Mar 04, 2010

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed Bill 2278 two months ago, which according to its author Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., “would label certain Middle Eastern satellite providers of incendiary television programming as terrorist organizations, in an effort to prevent radical anti-American propaganda from hitting the airwaves.”




Small Business Owners Struggle to Benefit From U.S. Stimulus

Arab American News, News Report, Khalil AlHajal, Posted: Mar 04, 2010

An Arab American News/New America Media investigation finds banks are failing to lend even after loans are approved and backed by the Small Business Administration.




U.S. Fears Drug Money May Taint Philippine Elections

Inquirer.net, News Report, Cynthia Balana, Posted: Mar 03, 2010

U.S. Fears Drug Money May Taint Philippine Elections




Giving up the ‘N-Word’

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Commentary, Sean Shavers, Posted: Mar 03, 2010

This year, Black History Month came and went without a lot of attention. One young man questions why Black History Month wasn't celebrated more prominently and shares what it meant to him.




Ethnic Special Needs Children Face Longer Wait for Health Care

New America Media, News Report, Vivian Po, Posted: Mar 03, 2010

The waiting line for a pediatric specialist can range from 16 to 114 days. Autistic children will have to wait an average of 54 days to see a pediatric neurologist; diabetic children have to wait 56 days to see a pediatric endocrinologist, and children with heart conditions have to wait 39 days.




California’s GOP Divided on Immigration

La Opinión, News Report, Pilar Marrero, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Mar 03, 2010

Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner, who are vying for the Republican nomination in California's gubernatorial primary, have begun to express distinct views on illegal immigration.




California’s GOP Divided on Immigration

La Opinión, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Mar 03, 2010

Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner, who are vying for the Republican nomination in California's gubernatorial primary, have begun to express distinct views on illegal immigration.




What Would Make Immigration Reform Real Reform?

New America Media, Video, Esther Gentile, Posted: Mar 03, 2010

NAM interviews the movers and shakers of the immigration movement on what they want to see as part of immigration reform.




Tuition Jumps at Navajo Community College

Navajo-Hopi Observer, News Report, Posted: Mar 03, 2010




Jazz Favorites of Paula West

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Mar 03, 2010

Renowned Jazz vocalist Paula West talks about some of her favorite jazz musicians. She is appearing at the Rrazz Room in San Francisco now through March 14th.




Clinton Promises Aid to Chile

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Mar 03, 2010

Clinton Promises Aid to Chile




Former ICE Informant Faces Deportation

El Diario La Prensa, News Report, Posted: Mar 03, 2010




Gender Bias: Linda Carty's Last Hope on Death Row

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson , Posted: Mar 03, 2010

Linda Carty is the rarest of rarities. She’s a British subject who once sang for the Prince of Wales. She’s a subject in a film documentary. She’s garnered massive international media, as well as legal and political attention and support. She worked as an informant for the Drug Enforcement Agency. She's also a death row.




Filipina Is NASA's First Woman Mission Operations Manager

New America Media, News Feature, AJ Presss, Posted: Mar 02, 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.




Filipina Is NASA's FirstWoman Mission Operations Manager

Asian Journal, News Feature, AJ Presss, Posted: Mar 02, 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.




Out of Work, Back in the Classroom

Black Voice News, News Report, Chris Levister , Posted: Mar 02, 2010

The Riverside Community College District registered nearly 40,000 students last fall, about 10 percent more than 2008. At the same time, the district had to cut about 1,000 classes to help overcome a $16.5 million budget gap.




UN Paying Haitians $5 a Day to Work

Final Call, News Report, Saeed Shabazz, Posted: Mar 02, 2010

The United Nations Development Program rolled out its “cash-for-work” initiative aimed at providing temporary work and “offering Haitians a chance to play a vital role in rebuilding their earthquake-devastated” capital city.




Minority Groups More Open to Taxation to Fix California Budget Gap

New America Media, News Report, Annette Fuentes, Posted: Mar 02, 2010

Most Californians want to fix the budget hole with spending cuts but minority communities are more ready to add taxation to the solution, says a new multilingual poll of state voters.




Chile Needs Help Too

El Diario/La Prensa, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Mar 02, 2010

Chile may have survived its earthquake better than Haiti, but there is no question that the South American nation needs help, write editors of El Diario/La Prensa.




Living in the Cradle of the Drug War

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Mar 02, 2010

In the north of Mexico, the state of Sinaloa has become known as the "cradle of drug trafficking." Journalist Manuel Ortiz reports on the conditions and the difficulties in fighting the Sinaloa Cartel.




Filipina Is NASA's FirstWoman Mission Operations Manager

Asian Journal, News Feature, AJ Presss, Posted: Mar 02, 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.




Filipina Is NASA's First Woman Mission Operations Manager

Asian Journal, News Feature, AJ Press, Posted: Mar 02, 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.




Elderly Filipino Veterans Met With Delay, Denial at VA

Philippine News, News Report, Cristina Pastor, Posted: Mar 02, 2010

A compensation program for Filipino WWII veterans is riddled with confusion and delays. Cristina Pastor of Philippine News reports nearly 20,000 veterans have been waiting up to a year for their claims to be either granted or denied.




Goodbye, Gov. Paterson

El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, Posted: Mar 01, 2010

The Empire State is in dire straits, write editors of El Diario.




Stand Up and Get Counted

The Arab American News, News Report, Nick Meyer, Posted: Mar 01, 2010

While the Arab American community has understandably shown disappointment over not being included as a recognized ethnicity in the 2010 Census, U.S. specialist for the Detroit region of the census, Michael Bsharah, said such concerns shouldn't stop them from filling out forms.




On the Frontlines of Immigration Reform

New America Media, Video, Esther M. Gentile, Posted: Mar 01, 2010

The personalities behind some of the nation's top immigrant rights groups describe the life experiences that drove them to join the fight for comprehensive immigration reform.




South Asian Women Unaware of Risk of Cardiac Attack

IndoLink.com, News Report, Posted: Mar 01, 2010




Fair and Ugly - Indian Americans and Skin Color Politics

Little India, News Feature, Achal Mehra, Posted: Mar 01, 2010

Indian Americans have avoided many of the burdens of their skin tone in American life. Ironically, however, few communities worldwide demonstrate as deep a prejudice for light skin as Indians.




41,000 Filipino WWII Vets File for Compensation

Philippine News/New America Media, News Report, Cristina Pastor, Posted: Mar 01, 2010

A year after President Obama signed a law finally compensating Filipino World War II veterans for their service, reporter Cristina Pastor examines how it happened ... and some problems that are beginning to emerge.