How I Died in Viet Nam

New America Media, Commentary, George Evans, Posted: Apr 30, 2010

Actually, I died in Viet Nam. I’ve lived a rich and varied life the past forty years, but back in early 1970, I never made it home like I was supposed to. At least the me that was did not; that is, the one who died in Vietnam, Viet Nam.




Immigrant Workers Face Firings Even Without Arizona’s Laws

New America Media, News Report, David Bacon, Posted: Apr 30, 2010

San Francisco might be pondering a boycott of Arizona because of its new immigration law but 475 immigrant janitors in San Francisco are facing firing after Homeland Security reviewed their Social Security records.




Arizona Law Drives Chinese Job Seekers Away

World Journal, News Report, Posted: Apr 30, 2010

Crossing the Arizona-Mexico border is one of the most common routes Chinese immigrants take to enter the United States illegally, but according to the World Journal, some are planning to change their route.




Arizona Law Spurs Conservatives to Push for Immigration Reform

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Apr 30, 2010

Conservative leaders and clergy joined hands to denounce anti-immigrant legislation in Arizona, citing the impact it was having on their congregations and called on Republicans to reclaim immigration as an issue.




Vietnam 35 Years Later: Betrayal Is Vietnam's Story

New America Media, News Analysis, Andrew Lam, Posted: Apr 30, 2010

On the 35th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, Andrew Lam, NAM editor and author of Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora, revisited his homeland with a PBS Newshour film crew to look at where Vietnam is heading, and assess its relationship with returning Vietnamese Americans.




S.F. Chinese Speak Out Against Recent Violence

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Posted: Apr 29, 2010

Hundreds of Chinese Americans throughout the San Francisco Bay Area gathered at San Francisco City Hall Tuesday to urge Mayor Newsom and the Board of Supervisors to take a stand against the recent violent attacks against Asians by African-American teenagers.




First Legal Salvo Launched Against Arizona Immigration Law

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Apr 29, 2010

A coalition of religious groups today commenced the legal battle against Arizona’s new controversial immigrant law, filing suit in the U.S. District Court to stop its implementation.




Arizona's Alarm Bell for Immigration Reform

New America Media/Council on Foreign Relations, News Analysis, Edward Alden, Posted: Apr 29, 2010

To a greater extent than anywhere else in the country, Arizona's leadership]has become fixated on the idea that enforcement alone can solve the state's problems with illegal immigration. Yet Arizona itself has been a victim of that approach.




Study Finds Sex Education Failing in California

New America Media, News Report, Nadia Prupis, Posted: Apr 28, 2010

The 2004 California Comprehensive Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Act promised to reform sex education in California's high schools. But while Latinas and black females between the ages of 13 and 24 make up only 26 percent of the population, they represent 75 percent of those with HIV infections.




Mexicans, Indians, Filipinos Are Highest Numbers of New US Citizens

Inquirer.net, News Report, Posted: Apr 28, 2010




Chinese Americans to Join Protest against Arizona Law

China Press, News Report, Posted: Apr 28, 2010




Thirty Five Years After The War, Betrayal is Her Story

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Apr 28, 2010

The Vietnam war ended April 30, 1975 and since then much has changed. The poor-rich gap has widened and corruption is rampant. Many who won the war feel equally betrayed as those who were defeated 35 years ago.




Basketball Event Spotlights Teen Dating Violence

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Min Lee, Posted: Apr 27, 2010

This Saturday at Lincoln Square Recreational Center in Oakland young basketball teams will be competing in a basketball tournament to highlight awareness of teen dating violence.




Amnesty International: Arizona Law Violates Human Rights

El Universal, Amnesty International, News Report, Posted: Apr 27, 2010

Amnesty International announced that it was "appalled" over SB 1070, Arizona's new law that makes it a crime to be undocumented, saying the legislation "will surely increase racial profiling, arbitrary arrests and detentions in the state."




Mexican President Warns He Will Not Sit Idly By

El Universal, News Report, Posted: Apr 27, 2010

Mexican President Felipe Calderón condemned the new Arizona law on Monday, saying it “opens the door to intolerance, hate, discrimination, and abuse in law enforcement,” El Universal reports.




Mexico Issues Travel Warning for Arizona

El Universal, News Report, Posted: Apr 27, 2010

The Mexican government issued a travel warning to its citizens who plan to visit, live or study in Arizona, after the state adopted a law that makes it a crime to be undocumented, El Universal reports.




OAS: Arizona Law 'Discriminatory and Unacceptable'

La Jornada, News Report, Posted: Apr 27, 2010

The chair of the Organization of American States (OAS), Jose Miguel Insulza, and the Ibero-American Secretary General Enrique Iglesias, condemned Arizona's new immigration law.




Lawsuit Restores Help for Thousands Denied Social Security, SSI

New America Media, Video, Paul Kleyman, Video by Cliff Parker, Posted: Apr 27, 2010

hanks to class-action court settlement, a quarter-million elders and people with disabilities can now reapply for wrongly stopped or denied Social Security or SSI benefits. Those cut off because of often old or mistaken arrest warrants can reclaim their share of $500 million in lost benefits nationally




Non-White Journalists Affected Most by Newspaper Cutbacks

Hispanic Link News Service, News Report, Rosalba Ruíz, Posted: Apr 27, 2010




Filipino-Canadian Boy Scolded for Eating with a Spoon Wins Damages

New America Media, News Report, Jerome Aning, Posted: Apr 27, 2010




UC’s New Policy on Freshman Admission -- Moving in the Wrong Direction

New America Media, News Analysis, Henry Der, Ling Chi Wang, Vincent Pan, Posted: Apr 27, 2010

There is nothing fair about the new UC policy of freshman admission if it produces a less racially-diverse group of students and their academic achievement is lower than those admitted under the current policy.




Chinese Media: Where Are Chinese-American Elected Officials?

New America Media, News Report, Vivian Po, Posted: Apr 26, 2010

Chinese media are criticizing the lack of visibility of elected Chinese officials in the Bay Area in response to a rash of recent attacks on Asians, while community leaders react angrily to the violence.




Latinos, Blacks Join Fight for Civil Rights in Arizona

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Photos by Jose Muñoz, Posted: Apr 26, 2010

Arizonans from diverse communities, including black, Latino, Native American, Asian and gay activists, joined together Sunday to protest a new state law that makes it a crime to be undocumented. Leaders called the law a threat to the civil rights of all communities, and are planning to fight it using some of the strategies they learned from the civil rights movement.




Vietnamese Elders Overcome Isolation, Language Barriers to Be Counted in Census

New America Media, Video, Jacob Simas and Vivian Po, Posted: Apr 25, 2010

Immigrant elders living in SRO hotels and subsidized apartments in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco managed to be counted in the decennial census, despite substantial obstacles.




Arizona Anti-Immigration Law Puts Obama on the Spot

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Apr 25, 2010

Arizona officials claim they had to enact their controversial new law because the federal government has stalled on comprehensive immigration reform. This dumps the immigration reform issue squarely back in Obama’s lap. And it couldn’t come at a worse time for Obama.




La Opinión Calls for National Boycott of Arizona

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

An editorial in the Los Angeles Spanish-language daily La Opinión calls for a national boycott of Arizona after the governor signed the nation's toughest bill on illegal immigration into law on Friday.




Mexico Warns of Retaliation for New Arizona Law

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

The Mexican government warned that it would reconsider its relations with Arizona after the state's governor signed the nation's toughest bill on illegal immigration into law on Friday.




Buddhist Activism Tilting Thailand's Political Drama

New America Media, Commentary, Yoichi Shimatsu , Posted: Apr 24, 2010

Commentator Yoichi Shimatsu argues understanding Thailand's religious rivalries is key to understanding its Red Shirt rebellion.




Pakistani-Americans Largely Unaware of Stimulus Opportunities

New America Media/Daily Khabrain, News Analysis, Mohsin Zaheer, Posted: Apr 24, 2010

The Pakistani community is in the dark when it comes to the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), better known as the “stimulus package” signed into a law by President Obama in February 2009.




NAACP Hopes to Diffuse Tension Between Asians and Blacks in San Francisco

New America Media, News Report, Odette Keeley, Video: Min Lee, Posted: Apr 24, 2010

On Friday, Rev. Amos Brown gathered some of San Francisco’s Asian and African-American community, church and business leaders to come up with a course of action to end the recent string of violent acts in the city involving members of the two communities.




Peace Fest for the Support of the Phoenix Community

PhoenixSoul, News Report, DaVaun Sanders, Posted: Apr 24, 2010

An estimated 3,500 people turned out for the "Stop the Violence" Peace Fest. The emphasis was to bring business owners, leaders, and members of the African American Community together for an afternoon filled with anti-violence performances. Attempting to bring out the awareness, that all races can live in peace and harmony.




Boyajian: Turkey’s Henchmen: Mass Media Butcher the Armenian Genocide

The Armenian Weekly, Commentary, David Boyajian, Posted: Apr 24, 2010

On Armenian Genocide memorial day, David Boyajian unravels the politics behind U.S. acknowledgment of the genocide and its strategic relationship with Turkey.




Arizona’s Law May Spark Pro-Immigrant Movement

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Apr 23, 2010

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed SB 1070 today, making Arizona the first state in the nation to consider it a crime for a person to be an undocumented immigrant. But the passage of the Arizona law may also have ignited the pro-immigration reform movement.




Statement by Governor Jan Brewer Signing Senate Bill 1070

New America Media, News Report, Jan Brewer, Posted: Apr 23, 2010

The bill I’m about to sign into law – Senate Bill 1070 – represents another tool for our state to use as we work to solve a crisis we did not create and the federal government has refused to fix …




New America Now: Trust in Education, Cuban Biodiversity, Doll Diplomacy

New America Media, Audio, New America Now, Posted: Apr 23, 2010

This week on New America Now: Odette Keeley with headlines from New America Media, Valeria Fernandez and Stan Washington on Ethnic Media Watch, Budd Mackenzie talks about girls education in Afghanistan, Cuban scientist Umberto Rios looks at Cuban agriculture, and Curators Melissa Rinne and Alan Pate tell the story of "doll diplomacy" between the US and Japan.




Cyberbullying: From the Street to the Tweet

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Audio, Donny Lumpkins and the YO! Radio Crew, Posted: Apr 23, 2010

This week on YO!Radio -- we hit the streets to talk to young folks about growth of bullying from the school yard to the FaceBook wall.




Obama Moves to De-link Terrorism from Islam

Pakistan Link, News Report, Staff, Posted: Apr 23, 2010

President Barack Obama has ordered a revision of America’s National Security Strategy to remove terms that link Islam to terrorism, for example "Islamic radicalism."




Tibetan Americans Critical of China's Quake Response

New America Media, News Report, Sandip Roy, Posted: Apr 23, 2010

A massive earthquake in Eastern Tibet reveals fault lines between the Chinese-American and Tibetan-American communities.




ICE Investigates Restaurants

La Opinion, News Report, Claudia Nunez, Posted: Apr 23, 2010




California Gets First Indian-American Judge

India West, News Report, Posted: Apr 23, 2010




Young People to Jin Cheng Yu -- Keep Your Head Up

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Commentary, Various Authors, Posted: Apr 23, 2010

Two 18-year-old African-American men were charged with murder but not hate crimes Thursday in the fatal beating of a 59-year old Chinese-American man who had come to the aid of his son. Eight writers from Yo! Youth Outlook Multimedia write to Jin Cheng Yu, offering their thoughts on the death of his father.




After Earthquake, Tibet Needs More Engineers, Less Monks

New America Media, Commentary, Yoichi Shimatsu, Posted: Apr 23, 2010

Commentator Yoichi Shimatsu writes that the April 14th earthquake that's left at least 2,100 people dead in the Tibeatan Plateau shows Tibetan society needs fewer monks and more working men who can handle tough chores in an emergency.




EcoCenter Opens in Hunter's Point

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Amanze Emenike , Posted: Apr 22, 2010

YO!TV heads down to the new EcoCenter in San Francisco's Bayview/Hunter's Point at Heron Park.




South Asian Poetry Anthology Debuts in SF

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Ann Bassette and Min Lee, Posted: Apr 22, 2010

Indivisible, the first ever South Asian anthology of poetry, held its national book launch at San Francisco's Book Smith.




A Jihad for Love

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

Parvez Sharma is a New York based Indian writer and filmmaker who is best known for his film on gay and lesbian Muslims in the Middle East, A Jihad for Love. He tells of his travels through transsexual bars and hidden lives as these people fear for their lives.




N.Y. Ethnic Media Publish Joint Editorial on Immigration Reform

El Diario/La Prensa, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Apr 22, 2010

New York's El Diario/La Prensa, Haitian Times, Nowy Dziennik, and Caribbean Life published a joint editorial today urging New York’s political leaders in Washington to move immigration reform forward.




The Battle for the Soul of Islam

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

In >No god but God, author and professor Reza Aslan challenges the "clash of civilizations" mentality that has distorted our view of Islam and explains this critical faith in all its complexity, beauty, and compassion.




Treasured Teacher Embodies 100 Reasons to Learn Oneida

American Indian News Service, Profile, Kara Briggs, Posted: Apr 22, 2010

When Maria Hinton was born nearly 100 years ago, every Oneida family spoke the language of their ancestors. Now a great-great-grandmother, Hinton may be one of a few fluent Oneida speakers left in Wisconsin, but she is determined not to be the last.




Report Confirms Fewer People Visiting Mexico

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Apr 22, 2010

New data published by the National Institute of Migration shows that the number of people crossing the border into Mexico declined sharply in the first quarter of 2010.




Latinos, African Americans Willing to Pay More to Slow Climate Change

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Apr 22, 2010

Latino and African-American communities in the United States increasingly share similar views on the negative impact of climate change and call for government support for a green economy, according to two recently released polls.




Police Chiefs Warn Arizona's Bill Will Make Communities Unsafe

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

Law enforcement officials from California to North Carolina are worried that the Arizona bill that would make it a crime to be an undocumented immigrant could soon spread to other states.




Asian Prostitution Ring Busted by Feds

Sampan, News Report, Posted: Apr 22, 2010

Five people, two in New York and three in Massachusetts, were arrested by federal authorities on March 31 on 14 charges, including sex trafficking




U.S. Military Base Under Taliban Control

Al Jazeera English, Video, Posted: Apr 21, 2010

Known to U.S. soldiers as the Valley of Death, it's been the scene of the some of the most intense fighting in the war in Afghanistan. After years of intense fighting, the United States has left its remote outpost in the Korengal Valley, in the country's east.




Obama Names Muslim Envoy to OIC

InFocus News, News Report, Posted: Apr 21, 2010




Inside Black-Asian Tension: Sometimes It Is About Racism

Reappropriate, News Report, Posted: Apr 21, 2010

Inter-ethnic tension between the Black and Asian communities has risen to the forefront of blogosphere discussion in the last couple of weeks, following several reports of violence between the two groups.




Comcast-NBC Merger -- Bad for Latinos?

National Institute for Latino Policy, Commentary, Joseph Torres, Posted: Apr 21, 2010

Comcast and NBC Universal are trying to convince the nation's leading Latino civil rights groups that their proposed merger would benefit the Latino community. But according to the commentator, consolidation erodes opportunities for Latinos in the media.




The Dangerous Business of Blogging

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Apr 21, 2010

Stephen Franklin is the ethnic news director for the Community Media Workshop in Chicago. He's also a long time journalist who has spent a long time in the Middle East. He talks about the dangers faced by Arab bloggers.




Planeta o Muerte -- Evo Morales and the Revolutionary Politics of Mother Earth

New America Media, News Report, Roberto Lovato, Posted: Apr 21, 2010

By convening the World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth (CMPCC), Evo Morales, the president of Bolivia, has established himself as the leader of a hybrid global movement that links the rights of humans to what organizers have coined the “universal rights of Mother Earth.”




Inside Black-Asian Violence--It’s Not About Race

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Commentary, Amanze Emenike , Posted: Apr 21, 2010

Three separate attacks on Asian Americans by black teenagers in the San Francisco neighborhood of Bayview-Hunters Point have some speculating that the incidents are a sign of escalating racial tensions. But one young man who was taught to rob Asians and Latinos says the crimes aren't about race at all.




Chico Attorney's Water Project Quenches Thirst, Ambition In Tanzania

Chicosol.org, Commentary, Ron Reed, Posted: Apr 21, 2010

Chico attorney Ron Reed has been shipping well-drilling equipment to thirsty villages in Tanzania for several years. But his water project assumed another role when he formed Tanzania's first all-female well-drilling team, the Lioness.




Filipino Absentee Voters Mail Ballots for R.P. Elections

Balitang America, News Report, Don Tagala - The Filipino Channel, Posted: Apr 20, 2010

Filipino overseas absentee voting in the United States began on April 10 for the Philippine national elections to be held on May 10. Philippine consulate officials in New York are expecting a bigger turnout this year of Filipino-American voters.




Comedy for a Cause

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Ann Bassette, Posted: Apr 20, 2010

Comedian Micia Mosely shows off her comic talents at San Francisco's Women Against Rape's "She Who Laughs Lasts".




Vegan Chef Pushes Slow Food, not Soul Food

New America Media, News Report, Sarah Damian, Posted: Apr 20, 2010

A young African-American chef encourages, Washington, D.C. youth to cook healthy vegetarian food.




McCain Supports Arizona's Anti-immigrant Law

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

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who co-authored an immigration reform bill with Sen. Ted Kennedy in 2005, called the new legislation approved in Arizona “a very important step forward,” La Opinión reports.




CSUC Student Body President Victim of 'Hate Crime'

ChicoSol, News Report, Posted: Apr 20, 2010

Chico State student body President Joseph Igbineweka was stabbed early April 18 in an attack that police describe as an attempted murder and hate crime.




First Black U.S. Ambassador to Philippines Takes Post

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Apr 20, 2010




Californians Support Soda Tax

New America Media, News Report, Inga Buchbinder, Posted: Apr 20, 2010

A majority of Californians would support an additional tax on beverages that contain added sweeteners, but support varies by geography.




On Immigration Reform, Congress Ignores Will of Voters

Hispanic Link, News Report, Ruth Gened, Posted: Apr 20, 2010




New Face of Foreclosure - The Unemployed

New America Media, Video, Aaron Glantz, Posted: Apr 20, 2010

Giselle Jiles did not make any of the typical mistakes in buying a home. She bought a home that she could afford, with a fixed-rate mortgage. But since she lost her job more than a year ago, she has exhausted her savings and is worried about losing her home.




Asian Americans not Financially Ready for Retirement

Nguoi_Viet.com, News Report, Posted: Apr 20, 2010




The Jackie Robinson Baseball Won’t Remember

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Apr 20, 2010

Jackie Robinson is remembered for breaking the color barrier in 1947, a tipping point for race relations in America. The irony is that Robinson didn’t see baseball -- or America -- quite the way it is remembered today.




A Persian-Filipino Sees Iran in a New Light

GMANews.TV, Commentary, Richard Heydarian, Posted: Apr 20, 2010

My parents found soul mates from distant lands: my fatherland is Persia (Iran) while my motherland is the Philippines. I share the DNA of two huge, dynamic and developing nations that in their histories have gone through their own share of glory and pain.




Filipino Prosecutors Protest Gov't Clearing of Clan Leaders in Political Massacre

Inquirer.net, News Report, Posted: Apr 20, 2010




Teen Found Guilty in Long Island Hate Crime

El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, Posted: Apr 19, 2010

The young man accused of killing Ecuadorean immigrant Marcelo Lucero in a racially motivated attack in Patchogue, Long Island was found guilty Monday of first-degree manslaughter as a hate crime.




Bolivia's Indigenous People Key at Climate Change Gathering

Inter Press Service, News Report, Franz Chávez, Posted: Apr 19, 2010




Deporting Gandhi From Palestine

New America Media, Video, Jamal Dajani, Posted: Apr 19, 2010

Americans often ask "Where is the Palestinian Gandhi?" Jamal Dajani says they do exist -the non-violent resisters to Israel's occupation.




Thailand's Elites Resist Democracy

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

The battle for democracy playing out in Bangkok is revealing the messy underbelly of the land of a thousand smiles.




Filipinos Warned of Fake Job Offers in Quake-Ravaged Haiti

GMANews.TV, News Report, Jerrie M. Abella, Posted: Apr 18, 2010




The Two Sides of Daryl Gates That I Saw

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Apr 17, 2010

Daryl Gates, who died on Friday at 83, stood at the center of the tumultuous events that engulfed the LAPD. He was, depending on whom one talked to, the top cop who expanded and popularized the kick-butt, SWAT teams, or the top cop who devised and expanded innovative, programs such as DARE, which served as a national police model for drug prevention and education.




A Doctor's Word: Uneasy About the Real Beneficiaries of Obama’s Health Care

New America Media, Commentary, Erin Marcus, M.D. , Posted: Apr 17, 2010

President Obama's health care bill is a welcome step towards addressing health disparities in the U.S. But there is concern about who will benefit the most.




Re-Inventing the Comic Book

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Story by Eming Piansay//Video by Ann Bassette, Min Lee and Eming Piansay , Posted: Apr 17, 2010

I never planned on purchasing an iPhone or Kindle or an iPad, but I did take the dive into the iPhone. My initial reaction to reading anything on my phone brought a certain level of uneasiness.




Sen. Reid Gives Hope for Immigrant Legalization

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Apr 17, 2010




On April 15, Education Advocates Thanked Taxpayers

New America Media, News Report, Nadia Prupis, Posted: Apr 16, 2010

On Tax Day, parents, students and advocates rallied at post offices to urge the investment of taxpayer dollars in public education.




Rebirth of Cool

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Audio, Donny Lumpkins and the YO! Radio Crew, Posted: Apr 16, 2010

This week on YO! Radio -- we're tackling the trendy topic of what's cool. YO! hit the streets to ask young people how they define cool from how they speak, what they wear, to who they hang out with.




Report: Climate Law Healthy for Ethnic Communities

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Apr 16, 2010

California’s efforts to tackle climate change could benefit poor and minority communities long burdened by industrial pollution if the state takes into account the needs of communities hurt most by climate change, a new report finds.




New America Now: Voices From The Muslim World

New America Now, Audio, Posted: Apr 16, 2010

This week on New America Now - Voices From the Muslim World: Stephen Franklin talks about the dangers faced by Arab bloggers in the Middle East, author Reza Aslan the looks at the "clash of civilizations" mentality in No god But God, Sumbul Ali-Karamali explains how Muslim women are participating in society and changing the world in The Muslim Next Door, and filmmaker Parvez Sharma on his award winning documentary Jihad for Love which shows the pressures of being a gay Muslim.




Arizona ICE, Tea Parties Panic Immigrants

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Apr 16, 2010

In what immigration authorities called the single largest operation to fight human smuggling in the country, ICE agents conducted actions in immigrant neighborhoods in Phoenix and Tuscon, spreading panic among residents. Tea Party rallies in Maricopa County offered anti-immigration rhetoric, adding to the climate of fear.




A 'People's' History of the Tea Party

ColorLines, News Report, Jamilah King and Jorge Rivas, Posted: Apr 16, 2010

John McCain. Newt Gingrich. CNBC. Fox News. Even poor old Michael Steele. It's taken a whole lotta leaders to keep this Tea Party going. An interactive trip down memory lane.




Fraudulent Immigration Group Must Pay $1.2 Million

El Diario NY, News Report, Catalina Jaramillo, Posted: Apr 16, 2010




Obama Mobilizes Countries for Nuclear Security

Balitang America, News Report, Ging Reyes, North America News Bureau Chief - The Filipino Channel, Posted: Apr 15, 2010

The Filipino Channel, one of the ethnic news media covering the Nuclear Summit in Washington D.C. reports that Pres. Obama wants countries that do not have nuclear weapons, like the Philippines, to help secure all nuclear materials from theft or diversion in 4 years.




Steppin to 1 AM

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Valerie Klinker, Posted: Apr 15, 2010

1 AM -- a San Francisco Art Gallery focusing on Graffiti -- works with young artists teaching them the potential of graffiti art beyond writing on walls illegally.




Some Filipinos Still Afraid of Census

Filipino Express, News Report, Ted Reyes, Posted: Apr 15, 2010




Exploring the Hikikomori Phenomenon in Japan

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Apr 15, 2010

In his book Shutting Out the Sun: How Japan Created Its Own Lost Generation, Michael Zielenziger explores the phenomena of the "hikikomori," young Japanese men taking to their rooms in their parents homes for months at a time and leaving life outside.




La Visitadora: What Michelle Obama's Visit Means for Mexico

La Jornada, Commentary, Soledad Loaeza, Posted: Apr 15, 2010

In an op-ed titled "La Visitadora" (The Visitor) in Mexican newspaper La Jornada, Soledad Loaeza writes that there is more than meets the eye to First Lady Michelle Obama's visit to Mexico.




Indigenous Not Participating in Census

La Prensa, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Apr 15, 2010

Only 17 percent of indigenous Mexicans living in New York -- like Mixtecos, Zapotecos and Mayans -- are willing to participate in the census, according to a new study. Many of them don't speak English or Spanish, and the census form has not been translated into their languages.




What Americans Get in Return For Their Taxes

New America Media, Commentary, Steven Hill, Posted: Apr 15, 2010

Many Americans might think of Europeans as overtaxed. But on tax day it is worth trying to figure out whether Americans actually get their money's worth for the taxes they pay, compared to what Europeans get.




US-Sponsored Arab TV Station Spotlights Women Others Ignore

New America Media, News Report, Jalal Ghazi, Posted: Apr 15, 2010

Single mothers or rape victims rarely show up on Arab television. One program gives women challenging these taboos a weekly slot. The irony is it is a station funded by the U.S. Congress.




Scientists May Sue to Keep Native American Remains

Indian Country Today, News Report, Posted: Apr 15, 2010

Scientists are contemplating a lawsuit that would challenge a new government rule requiring universities and museums to return culturally unidentifiable remains to tribal lands.




China Struck by 7.1 Earthquake, 400 Reported Killed

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Posted: Apr 14, 2010

A Tibetan enclave in northwestern China, was struck by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake April 14, followed by multiple aftershocks, killing 400 people and injuring at least 8,000.




Univision Surveys Latino Gamers, Teams With GameSpot

Univision, News Report, Posted: Apr 14, 2010

Univision is teaming up with GameSpot to provide content for a new Spanish-language gaming site on Univision.com.




Conservatives Back Immigration Reform

Frontera Nortesur, News Report, Kent Paterson, Posted: Apr 14, 2010

The conservative-evangelical alliance is promoting a new immigration policy that focuses on border security, family unity and an earned path to legalization.




Jorge Ramos: Pope Must Explain Himself or Step Down

Univision, News Report, Posted: Apr 14, 2010

Univision commentator Jorge Ramos writes that it is time to break the papal silence.




Arizona Legislature Makes Being Undocumented a Crime

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Apr 14, 2010

Arizona is on track to become the first state in the nation to make it a misdemeanor for a person to be there without legal documents. The unsolved murder of a rancher near the border was used to build support for the bill.




Tacos for Immigration Justice

Impulso, News Feature, Nora Alicia Estrada, Posted: Apr 14, 2010

Taco trucks in Los Angeles are donating a percentage of their sales to campaigns that advocate for immigration reform.




Major League Baseball’s Japanese American Catcher

New America Media, News Report, Pacific Citizen Staff, Posted: Apr 14, 2010

Twenty-six-year-old Kurt Kiyoshi Suzuki has played with the Oakland A’s since 2007, but he has never forgotten where he got his start.




Is Crime Down? It Doesn’t Feel That Way on the Streets

New America Media, Commentary, Jaquan Rushing , Posted: Apr 14, 2010

I recently heard the crime rate is down in East Bay city of Oakland. It doesn't feel that way on the streets. My 21-year-old brother who stays in Oakland just got shot at last week. I stay in Hunter's Point, and someone in the neighborhood just got shot at yesterday.




Bayview Gathers for Anti-Violence Vigil

New America Media, Video, Min Lee, Posted: Apr 14, 2010

On Friday, April 9, Bayview residents gathered for a vigil in memory of Huan Chen, an elderly Chinese-American man who was a victim of a random attack. It was one in a series of violent incidents that have rattled the neighborhood, and pushed them to action.




"The Other" Immigrant Experience

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Apr 14, 2010

What does it mean to be Japanese American during the mid-twentieth century? Sam and Keiko find love but fate intervenes as the U.S. and Japan go to war. John Hamamura is the author of Color of the Sea.




U.S. Seeks to Improve Relations With Mexico

La Raza, News Report, Posted: Apr 14, 2010

The White House continues to lead efforts to strengthen the relationship with Mexico, La Raza reports.




New Study Shows Confronting Racism Raises Self-Esteem

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Apr 13, 2010

How people choose to cope with personal experiences of racism influences the distress caused by the encounter, says a new study of Filipino Americans.




Trained to Fail

Colorlines, News Analysis, Yvonne Liu, Posted: Apr 13, 2010

Colorlines reports President Obama's green jobs program is training Americans for jobs that don't exist.




A Serial Killer Strikes in Post-War Tokyo

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

Englishman David Peace has found living in Japan an inspiration for his writing. His book Tokyo Year Zero is the first in a crime trilogy about a real life serial killer who killed against the backdrop of burnt-out, post-war Tokyo.




Adam Carolla Apologizes to Pacquiao and Filipinos

asianjournal, News Report, Posted: Apr 13, 2010

Adam Carolla, the comedian who made disparaging remarks against pound-4-pound boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and his country the Philippines in a podcast, has formally apologized.




Now, Obama Can Pick a Justice with a Heart

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Apr 13, 2010

Obama has the chance of a president’s lifetime to follow his heart and pick the kind of Supreme Court justice who will protect the rights of the powerless, minorities and women.




What Will Not Work

New America Media, Commentary, Michael Cabral, Posted: Apr 13, 2010

Michael Cabral, at age 24, still hopes that rationality will prevail, though his faith has been shaken as he watches every rehabilitative program with the possibility of bringing meaningful changes in the lives of his fellow prisoners stripped away, eliminated in the name of economy. The question few are asking, and even fewer answering, he writes, is “What works?”




Magicians, Creating an Illusion of Change

New America Media, Commentary, Dwight Abbott, Posted: Apr 13, 2010

Dwight Abbott, in his late 60s, has spent most of his life inside California’s prison system. He has heard the promises made by California corrections officials over decades, and has little hope that anything will really change. He describes these officials as “magicians, creating the illusion” of change.




Two Inmates' Views on California's Prison Overcrowding Crisis

New America Media, Commentary, Dwight Abbott and Michael Cabral, Introduction by Michael Kroll, Posted: Apr 13, 2010

Two California inmates respond to the state's prison overcrowding crisis and a federal court order that could result in the release of 40,000 prisoners.




Immigration Rally in Seattle Draws Many Asians

New America Media/ UW News Lab , News Report, Ashleen Aguilar, Posted: Apr 13, 2010

Last weekend's immigration rally in Seattle drew many Asian groups making a concerted effort to show immigration reform was important to their communities as well.




Rebelling Against Death in Ciudad Juarez

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Staff, Posted: Apr 13, 2010

Last week, Mexico’s Federal Police assumed control of local policing in the state of Chihuahua. But this does not mean the army is halting its operations in Ciudad Juarez.




Why I'm Working as a Saigon Massage Girl

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Apr 12, 2010

Lan Pham, 21, works in a massage parlour in District I of Ho Chi Minh City, better known as Saigon. It’s where most tourists stay when they visit Vietnam. Pham spoke with NAM editor, Andrew Lam, who visited his homeland on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War.




Thousands Call for Immigration Reform in Las Vegas

Univision, News Report, Andrew Lam, Posted: Apr 11, 2010

Thousands of people arrived in Las Vegas on Saturday to call on Congress to enact immigration reform.




UPS Fires 280, Some US Citizens

La Raza, News Report, Fabiola Pomareda, Posted: Apr 11, 2010




Indiana Challenged in Delivering H1N1 Vaccination Message

New America Media, Video, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Apr 11, 2010

If Indiana data parallels other states, H1N1 deaths among African Americans and Latinos are disproportionately high, attributed to a greater prevalence of diseases like diabetes and asthma that weaken the immune system. The release to media of data by race could have emphasized the need for vaccinations among African Americans and eased their long-held suspicion of public health initiatives.




Union Says UPS Fired 280, Some U.S. Citizens

La Raza, News Report, Fabiola Pomareda, Posted: Apr 11, 2010




Vigil in Bayview Addresses Black-Asian Tensions

World Journal, News Report, Posted: Apr 10, 2010




One Vietnamese Refugee’s Experience on an 'Unforgiving Sea'

iexaminer.org, News Feature, Hien Le, Posted: Apr 10, 2010

This April marks the 35th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War and the beginning of the Vietnamese exodus. Many boat people died trying to escape from communist Vietnam. Here's one woman's saga.




Hmong Marriage: Is My Future Mine to Command?

New America Media, Commentary, Yee Leng Vang, Posted: Apr 10, 2010

Getting married can be a serious challenge in the Hmong community, especially because many of its elders are very judgmental, according to the writer, and the bride price can be a major obstacle when one is young and struggling.




Red, Free and Naked

Hispanic Link News Service, News Report, José de la Isla, Posted: Apr 10, 2010




Turf Dancing for Tips

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Silent, Posted: Apr 10, 2010

The recession has many young people strapped for cash. But the downturn in the economy has created an increase of creativity. YO! caught up with three San Francisco turf dancers who are using their skills to make money.




New America Now: Writing About Japan

New America Now, Audio, Posted: Apr 09, 2010

This week on New America Now - Writing About Japan: A serial killer strikes in post-war Tokyo in Tokyo Year Zero by David Peace, In Color of the Sea, John Hamamura examines living in America as a Japanese-American during the mid-20th century, and Michael Zielenzieger looks at Japan's lost generation in Shutting Out The Sun.




Don’t Toss E-Waste onto Curb: Environmentalists

India West, News Feature, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Apr 09, 2010

80 percent of used electronics collected in U.S. in recycling drives ends up in the developing world. Now the US is considering legislation that would regular e-waste export.




How to Turn Your Life Around: Become a Rickshaw Driver

New America Media, Commentary, Said Farah , Posted: Apr 09, 2010

When I found myself facing destitute poverty and still sending out resumes, I decided to think creatively. I became a rickshaw driver.




New Rules on Oakland's Streets

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Audio, Donny Lumpkins and the YO! Radio Crew, Posted: Apr 09, 2010

This week on YO!Radio -- we hit the streets of Oakland to talk to folks about the decrease in crime on the streets.




Immigration Courts Swamped by Backlogs

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández , Posted: Apr 09, 2010

Judicial vacancies and shortages of court staff, coupled with the increased detention of immigrants that started under Pres. George W. Bush and continues to grow during the Obama administration, are causing exponential growth in immigration caseloads around the country. Legal experts say the dysfunction affects the justice system and must be fixed.




Philippines' High Court Rules Gay Rights Party Can Run in May Elections

GMANews.TV, News Report, Posted: Apr 09, 2010




Chinese Man Released After ICE Arrest

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

According to the World Journal, a Chinese man who was illegally arrested by Long Beach Police on the eve of Chinese New Year, and later handed over to the ICE, was finally released last week.




Congressional Caucus to Oppose Immigration Reform

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Apr 08, 2010

A group of congressional lawmakers has formed a new caucus, intent on drawing a connection between undocumented immigration and unemployment in the United States.




Haitian Women Demand Role in Rebuilding Their Country

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Apr 08, 2010

Almost three months after the Jan. 12 earthquake that devastated Haiti, women advocates and UN officials are increasingly worried that Haitian women are being sidelined in national relief and reconstruction efforts.




Dan Choi: Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Now

New America Media, Interview, Aaron Glantz, Posted: Apr 08, 2010

President Obama promised to end the "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy, which forbids gays and lesbians from serving openly in the Armed Forces, but for Lt. Dan Choi, an openly gay New York National Guardsman, that's not good enough.




Appointment of Archbishop Gomez Is a Nod to Mexican Faithful

La Opinión, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Apr 07, 2010

The naming of a Mexican-born religious leader as Archbishop of Los Angeles signals a recognition of a community that makes up a large and devoted part of the Catholic faithful, write editors of La Opinión.




Why Michael Steele Won’t Go

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

Michael Steele, RNC Chairman, has bungled money and staff. He regularly mugs and grandstands on network talk shows, brags about being hip, a street guy. A handful of detractors is publicly calling for him to step down. That won't happen.




400,000 Americans Lose Unemployment Benefits

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

An estimated 400,000 Americans have been left without unemployment benefits because the Senate failed to extend them before its recess, La Opinión reports.




Laughter Runs on Vegetable Oil

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Ann Bassette, Posted: Apr 07, 2010

At a recent stand-up performance in San Francisco, Bay Area native Kristina Wong joked about "going green" and dealing with having a stalker.




Will Immigration Reform Impact the US Labor Market?

New America Media, Interview, Sandip Roy, Posted: Apr 07, 2010

What will be the economic impact of legalization of the undocumented? That’s become the billion-dollar question in a shaky economy. A new study from the Public Policy Institute of California looks back at immigrants who achieved legal status in 2003 to see what effect legalization had on their wages and earnings and finds results that bust some popular beliefs on both sides of the debate.




SoCal Edison Bails Out of Coal Plant

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Apr 07, 2010

Even as Pres. Obama touts coal as part of a clean energy future, one of the largest utilities in California is trying to distance itself from the fossil fuel.
Southern California Edison is divesting its share of the Four Corners Power Plant on Navajo land in New Mexico, a concession to state limits on polluting power sources and a sign that coal may be losing its profitability.




School Matters: Parents Must Be Key to Education Reform

New America Media, Commentary, Jack Loveridge, Posted: Apr 07, 2010

Education reform is on the agenda of the Obama administration, but absent from proposals are serious strategies to increase parents' role in student and school success. But that can change.




First Woman to Lead Cherokee Nation Dies

Indian Country Today, News Report, Posted: Apr 07, 2010

Wilma Mankiller, the only woman to hold the title of principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, passed away on Tuesday morning at the age of 64.




Archbishop Laments Violence in Mexico

El Universal, News Report, Posted: Apr 07, 2010

The archbishop of the Antiochian Orthodox Catholic Church, Antonio Chedraoui, told his congregation that Mexicans can't walk or eat safely in the streets of Mexico.




Los, Las or L@s: Taking the Machismo Out of Spanish?

El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, Posted: Apr 07, 2010

An op-ed in El Diario/La Prensa argues that it is time to revisit an old convention in the Spanish language that reflects a "macho" outlook: The use of plural articles that ignore the feminine.




Black Women Songwriters Discuss Their Craft

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Apr 07, 2010

The hurdles faced by black women songwriters are effectively depicted by Lashonda Barnett in her book I Got Thunder.




Bakewell Exhorts NNPA to Agitate for Change

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Apr 07, 2010

National Newspaper Publishers Association chair and publisher of The Los Angeles Sentinel, threw down the gauntlet at the NNPA’s annual gathering, urging his peers to be more aggressive in putting the burning issues of African Americans on their front pages.




Media Briefing on Social Security's $500 million Settlement to Benefit Elders and People with Disabilities - Thursday, March 15

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Apr 06, 2010




New York Ethnic Media Watchdog Workshop April 16-17, 2010

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Apr 06, 2010

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




NAM Education Fellowship 2010 - Thur-Fri, April 22-23

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Apr 06, 2010

New America Media and the University of California Center Sacramento, Public Affairs Journalism Program, are partnering for a fourth year to create an education beat fellowship program for ethnic media journalists in California, supported by the Hewlett Foundation and the Packard Foundation.

This program is made up two parts: 1) participation in a two-day training program, and 2) the publication of a story (or series) on schools/students in your community, and how they have been affected by the recession and state budget cuts.




Los Angeles Ethnic Media Watchdog Workshop April 9-10, 2010

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Apr 06, 2010

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




Chicago Ethnic Media Watchdog Workshop April 10-11, 2010

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Apr 06, 2010

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




25,000 People Affected by Mexicali Quake

Notimex/El Universal, News Report, Posted: Apr 06, 2010

An estimated 25,000 residents have been affected by Sunday's 7.2 magnitude earthquake in the Mexicali Valley of Baja California.




Obama Makes it Official: He's African-American

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Apr 06, 2010

By checking the box “African-American” on his census form President Obama unequivocally and unhesitatingly made it official: He’s African-American.




Escaping a Cambodian Brothel: One Woman's Story

New America Media, Interview, Andrew Lam, Posted: Apr 06, 2010

A young Vietnamese woman's chance Internet encounter led to a year of captivity in a Cambodian brothel. She escaped, but thousands of young women and children like her are ensnared every year in a thriving sex trafficking network. Here is her story.




Kandahar Residents Voice Concern Over Planned U.S. Offensive

Al Jazeera English, Video, Posted: Apr 06, 2010

U.S. forces in Afghanistan are planning a major military offensive later this year on Kandahar, a Taliban-controlled province of more than 2 million people. Al Jazeera's David Chater travelled to Kandahar to hear what people there think.




Filipino Couple in LA Charged with Human Trafficking

Asian Journal, News Report, Joseph Pimentel, Posted: Apr 06, 2010




India Attempts to Curb Deluge of E-Waste

India West, News Feature, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Apr 05, 2010

India might approve unprecedented regulations placing responsibility on manufacturers in India to properly dispose of their used electronic products. The U.S. is also considering legislation to ban the export of electronic waste to the developing world.




Filipino Sailors Among Crew of Hijacked S.Korean Ship

GMANews.TV, News Report, Posted: Apr 05, 2010

Filipino Sailors Among Crew of Hijacked S.Korean Ship




ICE Feels the Heat

La Opinión, News Report, Pilar Marrero, Posted: Apr 05, 2010

ICE Feels the Heat




Are Pacific Islanders Built for Pro-Football?

Northwest Asian Weekly, News Report, Posted: Apr 05, 2010

Are Pacific Islanders Built for Pro-Football?




Latino Caregivers Get a Rest

La Raza, News Report, Posted: Apr 05, 2010

Latino Caregivers Get a Rest




Grouping All Asians Together Could Be Bad For Health

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Apr 05, 2010

Extensive new research shows that research lumping “Asians” together perpetuates their image as a healthy “model minority” and hides critical differences. Differentiating Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders can save lives.




Leaving Home Reeks of Defeat and Selfishness

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Commentary, Jamilah King, Posted: Apr 04, 2010

Leaving Home Reeks of Defeat and Selfishness




Four Generations Under One Roof

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Commentary, Erricka X, Posted: Apr 04, 2010

Four Generations Under One Roof




As My Hair Turns Gray, I Move Back Home

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, News Report, Donny Lumpkins , Posted: Apr 04, 2010

As My Hair Turns Gray, I Move Back Home




More Young People Moving Back Home

Yo! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Commentary, Various Authors, Posted: Apr 04, 2010

In the bad economy, more and more Americans are moving back home to live with their parents. Three authors from YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia share their perspectives.




We Don't Want Just Any Immigration Reform

New America Media, Commentary, Renee Saucedo, Posted: Apr 04, 2010

Immigrant rights activist Renee Saucedo argues that both immigration reform bills -- proposed by Schumer and Graham in the Senate and Gutierrez in the House -- begin negotiations with the lowest common denominator.




Race Discrimination Lingers in Housing

The Skanner News, News Report, Brian Stimson, Posted: Apr 04, 2010

Race Discrimination Lingers in Housing




Bill Seeks to Legalize Status of Immigrant U.S. Military Families

GMANews.TV, News Report, Posted: Apr 04, 2010

Bill Seeks to Legalize Status of Immigrant U.S. Military Families




Arizona Homeowners to Get Relief

Prensa Hispana, News Report, Lizeth Felix, Posted: Apr 04, 2010

Arizona Homeowners to Get Relief




Trốn thoát khỏi nhà chứa ở Cambodia: chuyện của một cô gái

New America Media, Interview, Andrew Lam, Posted: Apr 03, 2010




Skipping School--Crime or Personal Choice?

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Commentary, Staff, Posted: Apr 03, 2010

The City of Richmond, Calif. announced last week that students who are caught on the streets during school hours could be fined or forced to appear before a juvenile court judge. Young people in the Bay Area debate whether cutting class is a student's right or a punishable offense.




Hispanic Babyboomers Hit Hard By Recession

La Opinion, News Report, Roger Lindo, Posted: Apr 03, 2010

Hispanic Babyboomers Hit Hard By Recession




Flat Unemployment Rate Masks the Race Gap

New America Media, News Analysis, Aaron Glantz, Posted: Apr 03, 2010

Just released figures show the unemployment rate held steady at 9.7 percent. But unpacking the numbers shows that the unemployment rate actually rose for African Americans.




Chinese Voiced Angers on Safety in Community Meeting

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Posted: Apr 03, 2010

Chinese Voiced Angers on Safety in Community Meeting




Call it 'Elections in Sudan'

Mosaic Intelligence Report, Video, Jamal Dajani, Posted: Apr 03, 2010

In a report released on Tuesday, the Brussels-based International Crisis Group accused the government in Khartoum of using flawed census figures to draft unfair election laws and skew electoral districts in favor of the ruling National Congress Party.




Obama Gets His Groove Back

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Audio, Donny Lumpkins and the YO! Radio Crew, Posted: Apr 02, 2010

This week on YO!Radio -- Obama makes the world a safer place, Democrats get targeted with threats, and Obama makes a surprise visit to Afghanistan.




YO! Honors Count Us In Contest Winners at SF Zeum

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Min Lee, Posted: Apr 02, 2010

To honor the contestants and winners of the YO! Count Us In contest, YO! and the City and County of San Francisco held a special ceremony at the Zeum: San Francisco's Children's Museum.




Violence on the Rise in LA, NY

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Apr 02, 2010

Twenty-two killings in just 13 days have put the LAPD on alert and brought a surprising end to the low crime trend of recent years




New America Now: Stormy Weather, I Got Thunder, Paula West

New America Media, Audio, Posted: Apr 02, 2010

This week on New America Now - A special on black entertainers: James Gavin talks about his book Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne, Lashonda Barnett looks at black women songwriters and their craft in I Got Thunder, and local singer Paula West reveals some of her favorite jazz musicians.




Gays Can Act in Passion Plays, Say Philippine Bishops

Inquirer.net, News Report, Posted: Apr 02, 2010

Gay men and women are not barred from joining Holy Week activities of the Catholic Church, such as the traditional “senakulo” or passion play, according to an official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines.




Philippine Election Fraud: The Fix Is In

Inquirer.net, Op-ed, Rodel Rodis, Posted: Apr 02, 2010

Filipino-American columnist Rodel Rodis believes the new computerized system alone for the Philippine presidential elections in May will not get rid of widespread voting fraud.




Caution Advised About Lead in Indian Spices and Powders

New America Media, News Report, Anuja Seith, Posted: Apr 02, 2010

Recent reports about traces of lead being found in Indian spices and ceremonial powders has led to a lot of confusion.




US Nurses' Group Asks Philippine Government to Free Detained Health Workers

Inquirer.net, News Report, Posted: Apr 02, 2010

US Nurses' Group Asks Philippine Government to Free Detained Health Workers




Stop Blaming China for America's Woes

China Daily USA, Editorial, Colin Speakman, Posted: Apr 02, 2010

The U.S. administration seems to be trying to convince its public of an untruth: that China is the true cause of America’s economic woes — and that China possesses “weapons of mass economic destruction.”




Shelters Predict Homeless Count to Skyrocket

New America Media, News Report, Jacob Simas, Posted: Apr 02, 2010

Census workers hit the streets of San Francisco and other cities this week to count the number of homeless -- the hardest population to track. For shelters, where the waiting lists have gotten longer and longer, an official count of a higher homeless population will mean more funding for their services.




Clampdown on Knives Ahead of Shanghai World Expo

World Journal, News Report, Staff, Posted: Apr 02, 2010

Clampdown on Knives Ahead of Shanghai World Expo




A Doctor's Word: How to Keep Your Blood Pressure Down

New America Media, Commentary, Erin Marcus, M.D., Posted: Apr 02, 2010

High blood pressure is rampant, and it’s one of the most common reasons why people develop strokes, heart problems, and kidney failure. But if you make necessary lifestyle modifications -- and take prescribed medications you can overcome it, writes Dr. Erin Marcus in her Doctor's Word column.




Supreme Court Gives Immigrants New Rights

RaceWire, News Analysis, Seth Freed Wessler, Posted: Apr 01, 2010

The ruling in Padilla v. Kentucky requires defense attorneys to accurately advise their non-citizen clients of the potential immigration consequences of pleading guilty to a crime.




India's Only Condom Bar Shuts Down

IANS, News Report, Posted: Apr 01, 2010

India's only condom bar generated international attention but recently shut down, a victim of official prudishness, reports the Indo Asian News Service.




Health Care Reform - A Step Forward But Long Road Ahead

New America Media, Commentary, Maya Rockeymoore, Posted: Apr 01, 2010

Now that the health care reform bill has been signed into law, “health reform anxiety” is setting in as Americans are trying to learn what the changes will mean for their lives. Here are some of the key advances--and disappointments— of special interest to racial and ethnic groups.




Mixed-Race Numbers Expected to Increase on 2010 Census

New America Media, News Report, Denise Poon, Posted: Apr 01, 2010

For the first time, the Census Bureau will have information from two decennials to analyze how multiracial self-reporting translates over age groups and gender.