Thousands Protest SB1070 in Phoenix Rally

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernandez // Photo credit: www.photosbyjosemunoz.com , Posted: May 31, 2010

Phoenix saw its biggest rally to date protesting SB 1070 and there are more days of action planned over the summer.




A Truck Becomes Memorial for Fallen Soldier

New America Media, News Feature, Aaron Glantz, Posted: May 31, 2010

The father of a soldier killed in Iraq has turned his Nissan pick-up into a makeshift traveling memorial for his son.




Memorial Day: A Time to Commemorate Mother Nature

New America Media, Op-ed, Joseph Nevins, Posted: May 30, 2010

Let's remember all those who have died for America and also let's reflect upon the environmental ravages brought about by war.




Immigrant Integration in the Spotlight

New America Media, Video, Text: Sarah Damian // Video: Esther Gentile, Posted: May 29, 2010

Four organizations won the Migration Policy Institute’s E Pluribus Unum Prizes that acknowledge outstanding immigrant integration initiatives.




Conviction in Newark Schoolyard Murders

Amsterdam News, News Report, Glenn Townes, Posted: May 29, 2010

A grand jury of eight women and four men convicted Rodolfo Godinez, 26, on all 17 charges, including felony murder.




Judge Set to Decide Key Issues in Mehserle Trial

New America Media, News Report, Thandisizwe Chimurenga , Posted: May 29, 2010

June 1 may be the final pre-trial hearing for Johannes Mehserle -- ex-transit cop charged with the murder of Oscar Grant.




Detroit Community Mourning after Police Kill Little Girl

Final Call, News Report, Andrea Muhammad, Posted: May 29, 2010

Hundreds of mourners lined up outside of Second Ebenezer Baptist Church May 22 to pay their respects to a little girl whose death has sparked outrage.




Ex-Chicago Cop on Trial for Torturing Hundred's of Black Men

Washington Informer, News Report, Jeff Mays, Posted: May 29, 2010

Ex-police Lt. Jon Burge may have tortured of and obtained coerced confessions from more than 100 African American men over a 22-year career.




Recession Forces Polish Elders to Seek Aid for First Time

New America Media/ Nowy Dziennik/ Feet in Two Worlds, News Feature, Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska, Posted: May 29, 2010

Many older immigrants in New York City’s Polish community have lived on modest incomes for years. The economic slowdown has exacerbated their situation.




Jobless Remain Hopeful, Latinos Hit Harder By Lack of Work

Vida en el Valle, News Report, Jennie Rodríguez, Posted: May 29, 2010

California is reported to have the third highest unemployment rate in the country, but the Latino community continues to be hardest hit.




Pakistanis Should Make Anti-Americanism Unfashionable

Pakistan Link, Commentary, Faraz Rana, Posted: May 28, 2010

Faisal Shahzad, the would be Times Square bomber, comes out of the knee jerk anti-Americanism that's become part of mainstream culture in Pakistan writes one commentator.




No Safe Place for Party People

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Audio, Donny Lumpkins and YO! Radio Crew, Posted: May 28, 2010

This week on YO!Radio -- having fun has never been this dangerous. As young people head out for their Friday night fun at their friend's house party or local club, they do so fully aware of the potential drama that awaits them.




Controversy Over Cheonan Report in Korea

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Posted: May 28, 2010

Tensions on the Korean peninsula intensified after South Korea published an investigative report indicating North Korea torpedoed South Korea’s warship Cheonan.




Obama's National Security Strategy Could Upend Immigration Debate

New America Media, Op-ed, Edward Alden, Posted: May 28, 2010

Immigration, if it figures at all in US security strategy, is usually a threat. But the just-released Obama security strategy changes that paradigm dramatically.




New America Now: Don't Ask/Don't Tell, Beatrice and Virgil, Defamation

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: May 28, 2010

A deal is reached to repeal the "don't ask/don't tell" policy, Yann Martel generates controversy with the subject of his new book, and Yoav Shamir's documentary examines anti-semitism.




Department of Justice to Challenge Arizona Law

Univision, News Report, Posted: May 28, 2010

The U.S. Department of Justice United States is ready to file a lawsuit against the Arizona law SB 1070.




Gay and Undocumented - On the Frontlines of Arizona

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández , Posted: May 28, 2010

Gay and undocumented sounds like a double whammy. But some of them are putting themselves on the line. Four gay students participated in a civil disobedience in Sen. McCain's office recently.




Polish Elders Caught in Recession Struggle to Make Every Dollar Count

New America Media/Nowy Dziennik/Feet in Two Worlds, News Report, Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska, Posted: May 28, 2010

Many older immigrants in New York City’s Polish community have lived on modest incomes for years. The economic slowdown is forcing some of them to make tough choices.




A Multimedia Workshop for Journalists - Wednesday, June 16th 2010

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: May 27, 2010

A Multimedia Workshop for Journalists




The Death of Josseline

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

Margaret Regan is the author of a searing collection of true stories depicting the dangerous crossing of the Arizona desert in search of a better life.




Did an American Mine Sink South Korean Ship?

New America Media, News Analysis, Yoichi Shimatsu, Posted: May 27, 2010

South Korea claimed that a North Korean torpedo sank the corvette Cheonan on March 26, but it could've also been an American mine.




Russian Media Respond to Arizona’s Immigration Law

Panorama, News Report, Posted: May 27, 2010

While some ethnic media have voiced strong negative reactions to the passage of Arizona’s anti-immigrant law, the Russian-American media have a different viewpoint.




Latino Children's Social Skills Erode in Middle School

New America Media, Question & Answer, Vivian Po, Posted: May 27, 2010

Latino children started kindergarten with strong social and classroom skills, but those skills eroded during the middle school years, recent research found.




Oil Spill is Not Obama's Katrina

New America Media, Op-ed, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: May 26, 2010

The GOP’s political attack plan is crude: Compare the Gulf spill to Bush’s Katrina bumble, liken Obama to Bush. But the oil spill is a different mess than Katrina.




Promoting Health By Any ‘Greens’ Necessary

Washington Afro, News Report, Kristin Gray, Posted: May 26, 2010

Tracye McQuirter, a author, vegan and chef, says Black Americans must transcend the dishes of their ancestors and develop plant-based diets.




Three Indian Americans Shortlisted for Next Solicitor General

India Abroad, News Report, Posted: May 26, 2010

Three of the top five candidates to succeed Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan as Solicitor General are Indian American, a first for the community.




Young Directors Make Big Splash at SF Film Festival

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Eming Piansay, Posted: May 26, 2010

The short films, all by young directors, ranged from comedy to drama, bringing a very diversifying the selections at this year's festival.




Comcast Under Fire Over Black Media Ownership

NNPA, News Report, Pharoh Martin, Posted: May 26, 2010

A group advocating Black media ownership and a former FCC chairman are spearheading a crusade against cable giant Comcast.




Launch of SEA BEEZ Hive for Hyperlocal News, Seattle, WA. - Wednesday, May 26th 2010

New America Media, Event, New America Media, Posted: May 26, 2010

On behalf of New America Media, please join Seattle's ethnic media community partners in celebrating the launch of Sea Beez, the first-ever capacity-building program of its kind for local ethnic media and community forums.




Which One Deserves to Die?

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: May 26, 2010

One in ten Asian Americans are infected with Hepatitis B. And that's a gateway disease to liver cancer. Dr. Stuart Fong of San Francisco's Chinese Hospital explains how he's working with Asian Americans to make San Francisco a Hep-B free city.




L.A. Chinatown Senior Center to Close

China Press, News Report, Posted: May 26, 2010

A senior center in Los Angeles that has been serving community members for more than a century will close its doors at the end of June due to lack of funds.




Miami Police Investigate Anti-immigrant Sign

Univision.com, News Report, Posted: May 26, 2010

A neon sign flashing an anti-immigrant message in Florida is the latest example of the anti-immigrant wave rolling across the country.




Holding Banks Responsible By Community Organizing

New America Media, News Report, Anuja Seith , Posted: May 26, 2010

Advocates are asking customers to divest their money from banks that won't cease predatory lending practices and renegotiate mortgages.




Dead Man Posting -- RIP Jerrod

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Leon Breckenridge, Posted: May 25, 2010

While walking home a young man witnessed the scene of a murder, only to find out later -- through Facebook -- that he knew the victim.




Bokator: Revival of An Ancient Cambodian Martial Art

New America Media, Video, Mike Siv, Posted: May 25, 2010

Master San Kim Sean survived the Killing Fields and returned to Cambodia from the U.S. to revive Cambodia's ancient martial art.




Filipina Wins Award from Calif. Legislative Caucus

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

A California-based Filipino woman has won a civil rights award from the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Legislative Caucus.




FEMA Trailers: Environmental Time Bombs?

Final Call, News Report, Jesse Muhammad, Posted: May 25, 2010

FEMA has sold 100,000 travel trailers used during hurricane recovery efforts despite concerns of excessive formaldehyde levels.




Mexico’s Other Disappeared -- 31 Migrants Go Missing

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Staff, Posted: May 25, 2010

While everyone in Mexico is talking about the disappearance of Diego Fernandez, 31 migrants have gone missing.




Day Laborers Posing Threats in NY?

World Journal, News Report, Posted: May 25, 2010

The rape and murder of a female Chinese foreign student by a drunk Mexican day laborer last week heightens inter-ethnic tensions.




Could California’s Climate Law Send You a Check in the Mail?

New America Media, News Analysis, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: May 25, 2010

California's landmark climate change law could generate billions in revenues by 2020. But will that money go to the public or to industry?




A Village Called Versailles

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

After rebuilding their community in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Versailles is threatened by a planned toxic landfill




A Look at the Issues in the Johannes Mehserle Trial

New America Media, Op-ed, Thandisizwe Chimurenga , Posted: May 24, 2010

The May 7 hearing for Johannes Mehserle, the former transit cop who killed Oscar Grant on New Year’s Day of 2009, settled several key issues.




India Stocking up on Drones

Siliconeer, News Report, Siddharth Srivastava, Posted: May 24, 2010

There has been a silent accretion by India of a fleet of reconnaissance and `killer’ Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), specifically aimed at neutralizing threats from Pakistan, and possibly China in future.




Toxic Dust Endangers San Francisco Neighborhood

San Francisco Bay View, News Report, Ahimsa Porter Sumchai, M.D., Posted: May 24, 2010

San Francisco's Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood has been found to be in the 70th and 80th percentile for toxic air contaminants and criteria pollutants.




Drug Bust or Racist Revenge in Louisiana?

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Jordan Flaherty, Posted: May 24, 2010

Sheriff Franklin of Jena La. said drug dealers and users should quit, move, or spend the rest of their lives in prison.




Protesters Charge BP with Greed and Negligence

Final Call, News Report, Nisa Islam Muhammad, Posted: May 24, 2010

Activist in 20 cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia held demonstrations outside of BP offices.




Caught Between Two Worlds

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: May 24, 2010

Just as Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi was about to leave Iran after reporting there for BBC, NPR, and other news outlets, she was awoken by security officials who said they wanted to interrogate her. This began a nightmarish descent into the Iranian prison system chronicled in Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran.




Former Detroit Mayor Tells His Story to the Black Press

Los Angeles Sentinel, News Report, Brian W. Carter, Posted: May 24, 2010

Kwame Kilpatrick has faced a storm of controversies including a civil lawsuit, perjury and obstruction of justice charges that led to his ouster.




Chinese Youth React to Cleaver Attacks

New America Media, News Report, Haotao Xiong , Posted: May 23, 2010

NAM asked students and young people in different parts of China to analyze the motives behind a string of murders of young women.




What We Are Losing With Less Border Trips

La Prensa San Diego, News Report, Mariana Martínez, Posted: May 23, 2010

All UC students have been pulled from exchange programs in several Mexican cities and sent back to the United States.




Forensics: The Value of Words

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Ann Bassette, Posted: May 23, 2010

The Logan High School Forensics team stepped inside of Street Soldiers studio to talk about the dynamics of debating.




Country Driving Through China

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

In the summer of 2001 Peter Hessler traveled by car for 7000 miles along the Great Wall of China. He is the author of Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory




Burning Mexican Flag May Light a Larger Fire

New America Media, Op-ed, Eric Cruz, Posted: May 22, 2010

On Cinco de Mayo this year, several white students at Vintage High School in Napa Ca. burned a Mexican flag.




Will Race Trip Up Rand Paul Too?

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

Kentucky GOP Senate candidate Rand Paul must learn that when you pop off on the thorny issue of race there’s always a consequence.




Immigrants Account for Majority of TB cases in U.S.

Little India, News Report, Posted: May 22, 2010

Indians have the third highest incidence of tuberculosis in the United States among all foreign born groups.




Californians Say Don't Cut Our Schools

New America Media, News Report, Rupa Dev, Posted: May 21, 2010

A majority of Californians think their public schools are underfunded and that K-12 should be protected from spending cuts, according to a recent survey.




Group Sex Can Get You Jailed in China

China Daily USA, News Report, Posted: May 21, 2010

A professor was sentenced to jail time for organizing group sex parties in China, sparking a debate over the law.




Sounds of Life from the Back of the Bus

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Audio, Donny Lumpkins and YO! Radio Crew, Posted: May 21, 2010

This week on YO!Radio we get on the bus — literally — to talk to folks about their experiences on public transportation.




In the Land of Plenty, Young People Go Hungry

The kNOw Youth Media, News Report, By Various Authors, Posted: May 21, 2010

One in four California students lives in poverty, with hunger a daily fact of their lives.




Gay Officer in Limbo after Discharge from Air Force

India-West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: May 21, 2010

Lt. Robin Chaurasiya, an openly gay officer in the U.S. Air Force, received discharged papers from the military last month after she came out to her commanding officer. But because she hasn't got an official "date of separation," she must continue to serve, violating the country's laws that ban openly gay people from serving in the U.S. military.




New America Now: The Death of Josseline

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: May 21, 2010

Margaret Regan talks about her book The Death of Josseline, Mai der Vang and Anthony Advincula join Ethnic Media Watch.




Avoiding Census Fraud, Scams

Fil-Am Star.net, News Report, Posted: May 21, 2010

As census workers knock on doors in Northern California from households that did not mail back the form, Census officials are reminding people how to avoid fraud and scams.




Recovery Centers Open for Businesses Affected by Oil Spill

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Staff, Posted: May 21, 2010

The U.S. Small Business Admin istration has opened Business Recovery Centers in six southeastern Louisiana parishes affected by the Deepwater BP Oil Spill .




Graduates Are All Dressed Up With No Place to Go

NNPA, News Report, Pharoh Martin, Posted: May 21, 2010

The good news is that the economy produced 290,000 jobs last month. The bad news is that the unemployment rate for African-Americans is an unacceptable 16.5 percent.




Latino Influence Changing California's Inland Empire

Black Voice News, News Report, Lee Ragin, Jr., Posted: May 21, 2010

California's Inland Empire had the largest increase in Latino population of any metro region in the nation during the last decade.




Filipino People Heroes of Philippine Elections

Inquirer.net, News Report, Posted: May 21, 2010

Foreign observers of the May 10 Philippine presidential elections report irregularities, fraud and technical glitches but many of them hail Filipinos as the real heroes of this exercise.




Dallas City Council Divided Over Arizona Boycott

Al Dia, News Report, Posted: May 20, 2010

Two Latino council members want the Dallas City Council to condemn the Arizona Senate Bill 1070.




Arizona Filipino Americans Dispute Immigration Law's Boon

FilAmStar, News Report, Jun Ilagan, Posted: May 20, 2010

Some Filipinos in Arizona fear that SB 1070 will result in racial profiling by police officers that may include them.




Reggae Stars Denied Visas to U.S.

Carib Press, News Report, Staff, Posted: May 20, 2010

The island nation is abuzz with reports that the U.S. has cancelled visas for a number of top entertainers.




Calderón: Arizona Law Is a 'Terrible Idea'

Univision, News Report, Posted: May 20, 2010

Mexican President Felipe Calderón said SB 1070 "introduces a terrible idea -- racial profiling as the basis of law enforcement."




Thai Civil War Can't Be Won with Bullets and Tear Gas

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

It’s far easier to gun down peasants armed with bamboo spears, than it is to win the hearts and minds of the majority of the country.




Children Under 13 Will No Longer Be Detained in Santa Clara

El Observador, News Report, Posted: May 20, 2010

Beginning July 1, children aged 12 years and younger in Santa Clara County will no longer be subjected to detention at juvenile hall, reports El Observador.




Chief Editor Published Vaccine Scandals in China Removed

Yazhou Zhoukan, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: May 20, 2010

Suspicions point to the likelihood that Bao Yueyang, chief editor and publisher of China Economic Times, was removed from his job for publishing an investigative report on the problems of vaccines in Shanxi Province,




Arab-American Media Cheer Miss USA Rima Fakih

New America Media, News Report, Suzanne Manneh, Posted: May 20, 2010

Rima Fakih’s coronation as the first Muslim and second Arab American to win the Miss USA beauty pageant could reduce stereotypes against Arabs.




Viet student DREAM Act activist remembered at UCLA memorial

Bolsavik.com, News Report, Posted: May 19, 2010

A Vietnamese student and her friend, both DREAM Act activists who died in a car accident, were remembered by their UCLA faculty and fellow students.




Chinese Find Pak Better Ally than India

Rediff.com, News Report, Posted: May 19, 2010

A new study shows the majority of Indians regard China as a friend and partner, On the other hand, most Chinese view Pakistan as a better partner than India,




Asian American Groups Join Lawsuit Against SB 1070

New America Media, Op-ed, Julie Su and Connie Choi, Posted: May 19, 2010

The civil rights groups argue the Arizona law is the latest in a long string of discriminatory laws against AAPI going back more than 125 years.




Immigrant Students Arrested at Sen. McCain's Office

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: May 19, 2010

Sen. John McCain's Arizona office was the site Monday night of a civil disobedience protest as undocumented students risked arrest and deportation calling for passage of the Dream Act.




Time to Ease Tensions -- Asian Youth Respond to Attacks

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Valerie Klinker, Posted: May 18, 2010

On May 17th, two assailants pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the fatal assault of Tian Sheng Yu in Oakland last month.




FEMA - Black Officials Partner After Katrina

NNPA, News Report, Pharoh Martin, Posted: May 18, 2010

In an effort to reduce future disastrous responses from FEMA -- the Black Leadership Forum, hosted a FEMA/Black Leadership Summit.




A Muslim Hero Hidden by Media Bias

New America Media, News Analysis, Jalal Ghazi, Posted: May 18, 2010

Alioune Niass was first to alert police to the Times Square car bomb, but he was ignored in the media coverage. The Arab and Muslim media believe it is because he is Muslim.




Univision Immigration Debate Gets Mixed Reactions

Univision.com, News Report, Posted: May 18, 2010

Activists are warning that SB 1070, the anti-immigrant Arizona law, is distracting the immigrant community from comprehensive immigration reform.




D.C. Police Baffled by Series of Shootings

Washington Afro, News Report, Dorothy Rowley, Posted: May 18, 2010

The recent spate of shootings east of the Anacostia River has left police scrambling for answers




Prop 21 Fight Changed Their Lives

New America Media, Video, Ann Bassette, Posted: May 18, 2010

Editor's Note: In 2000, California voters passed Proposition 21, a law that allows more youth to be prosecuted as adults and increased penalties for juveniles in the criminal justice system. It also increased the state budget for juvenile justice system by some $300 million annually.

Ten years later, several young people who were involved in political organizing to oppose Prop. 21 reflected on that time and how it affected them. They told their stories to Ann Bassette, a senior producer for YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia.




Race Stereotypes Alive and Well

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

A new CNN-funded study duplicated a famed 1947 one in which black children, given a choice of black or white dolls, chose the white, blond dolls. The results were the same. Obama's election aside, surveys have found that many whites still cling to ancient anti-black stereotypes.




Killing Children - An Act of War Against China’s Collective Future

New America Media, News Analysis, Xujun Eberlein, Posted: May 17, 2010

Even during the most violent periods of China’s communist revolution, nothing compares with the recent mass killings of children.




Cutting CalWORKS, Schwarzenegger Channels Pete Wilson

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: May 17, 2010

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's elimination of California’s welfare-to-work program will affect 1 million children.




An America for Whites Only?

Final Call, News Report, Posted: May 17, 2010

Many anti-racist activist are looking at Arizona's newly passed anti-immigration law as the just the beginning of a assault on human rights in America.




Black Politicians Weigh in on Arizona Boycott

PhxSoul.com, News Report, DaVaun Sanders, Posted: May 17, 2010

Three African-American elected officials expressed mixed views on the growing movement for an Arizona boycott.




Arab American Crowned Miss USA

The Arab American News, News Report, Staff, Posted: May 17, 2010

24-year-old Rima Fakih of Dearborn, Michigan is the first Arab-American to be crowned Miss USA.




Pakistani Americans Ponder Times Square Bombing Fallout

Chowk, Commentary, Ras Siddiqui, Posted: May 17, 2010

Pakistani Americans were quick to condemn the would-be Times Square bomber. But the community is angry and alarmed.




ICE Program Expands in California

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: May 17, 2010

This week Riverside County jails began investigating the legal status of their prisoners in order to expedite the deportation of undocumented convicts, reports La Opinión.




AP-Univision Poll: Americans Split on Immigration

Univision, News Report, Posted: May 17, 2010

Sixty-seven percent of Latinos oppose the Arizona law, compared to 20 percent of non-Latinos, according to a Univision-Associated Press poll.




Arizona's Ban on Ethnic Studies Worries More Than Latinos

New America Media, Video, Text: Valeria Fernández / Video: J.M. Aragón, Posted: May 17, 2010

Asian American and Native American studies teachers are concerned about the ripple effects of the new law.




War on Indigenous in Arizona

New America Media, Commentary, Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez, Posted: May 17, 2010

A Mexican American studies professor writes that the mood in Arizona is not anti-immigrant; it is anti-Mexican.




Drake Rocks The Warfield

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Commentary, Adela Genochio and Miesha Walker, Posted: May 16, 2010

San Francisco hosted the biggest concert of the year with none other than Young Money’s sexiest artist, Drake.




Using Spanish to Build English Skills

New America Media, News Report, Vivian Po, Posted: May 16, 2010

Dual language programs that teach preschoolers in English and Spanish narrow the achievement gap.




Filipinos' Hopes Ride on Another Aquino

New America Media, News Analysis, Rene Ciria-Cruz, Posted: May 16, 2010

As president-elect, Benigno Aquino Aquino has a mandate to launch sweeping changes, from cleaning up the tax system to rooting out graft and corruption.




AG Eric Holder Gets Briefed on Oakland Gang Violence

New America Media, News Report, Suzanne Manneh, Posted: May 15, 2010

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder came to Oakland this week and heard about the ways the city is trying to tackle gang violence.




Farm Workers Flock to Illinois for Growing Season

La Raza, News Report, Fabiola Pomareda, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: May 15, 2010

An estimated 35,000 to 38,000 new farm workers migrate to Illinois every year.




Report: Cuts to Home Care for Elderly Will Cost State More

New America Media, News Report, Nadia Prupis, Posted: May 15, 2010

Gov. Schwarzenegger's plan to cut home care for elderly and disabled people would cost the state $3 billion a year for nursing home care.




Ethnic Media Join Forces Against SB 1070

New America Media, Video, Valeria Fernández / Video: Jacob Simas / Sidebar: Jennifer Allen, Posted: May 14, 2010

Ethnic media and immigrant rights groups discussed how to work together to cover the effects of SB 1070.




SF Police Chief Responds to Black-Asian Violence

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

The San Francisco police chief held a meeting this week with residents of the Bayview District on the issue of black-Asian violence.




New America Now: Between Two Worlds

New America Now, News Report, Sandip Roy, Posted: May 14, 2010

Roxana Saberi talks about her experience in an Iranian prison, Peter Hessler goes Country Driving in China.




Indian Americans Have Mixed Reactions to Arizona Law

India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: May 14, 2010

Some Indian Americans in Arizona are welcoming SB 1070 even if it means they might be singled out and asked for papers. Others are worried about it.




Golden Years Grow Dark for Isolated Elders

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: May 14, 2010

The number of ethnic elders facing isolation and social exclusion is growing, and one in four over all lives alone. Many suffer from depression.




Filipinos, Indians Dominate Emirates Nursing Force

GMANews.TV, News Report, Posted: May 14, 2010

A United Arab Emirates study highlights the need for more men to become nurses.




A Doctor's Word: Renters' Rights to Healthy Homes

New America Media, Commentary, Dr. Erin Marcus, Posted: May 14, 2010

Tenants with chronic health problems have rights when it comes to safe and healthy conditions in their apartments.




Black People: Stand Up and Condemn Arizona’s Immigration Policy

L.A. Watts Times, Commentary, Kokayi Kwa Jitahidi, Posted: May 13, 2010

African Americans and the immigrant rights movement share blame for the divide between them. They should also share a common concern.




Arizona Bans Ethnic Studies

La Opinion, Commentary, Posted: May 13, 2010

An editorial in La Opinión argues that the same shortsightedness that was applied to SB 1070 is now moving into the classroom.




Urban Natives Say Arizona Law Will Target Them

Navajo Times, News Report, Colton Shone, Posted: May 13, 2010

Some Native Americans are worried about being targeted under Arizona's controversial new immigration law.




All Politics Is Family in Philippines

Philippine News, News Report, Cecil Morella, Posted: May 13, 2010

In the Philippines' first election by automated ballot, one old practice persists -- the oligarchy that remains in power.




Peru New Model for Drug Strategy

Washington Hispanic, News Report, Felipe Lagos , Posted: May 13, 2010

Last week, the Organization of American States (OAS) adopted a new strategy to combat drug production and use, identifying Peru as a model for the hemisphere.




Life and Death on the Arizona Border

New America Media, Interview, Sandip Roy, Posted: May 13, 2010

Margaret Regan, author of “The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona-Mexico Borderlands,”covered immigration for over a decade.




Many Blacks Split with Leadership on Immigration

New America Media, News Report, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: May 13, 2010

There is a quiet disconnect between civil rights leaders' support for immigration reform and the unease that many blacks feel toward illegal immigration.




Los Angeles Boycotts Arizona

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: May 12, 2010

The city of Los Angeles agreed yesterday to declare a boycott against the state of Arizona, reports La Opinión.




An Uneasy Black-Brown Solidarity On May Day

Black Voice News, Commentary, Chris Levister , Posted: May 12, 2010

As far as the eye can see – protesters hundreds of them marching carrying American flags on the way to San Bernardino City Hall.




Secret NYPD Tapes Document Routine Police Racism

Black Agenda Report, News Report, Glen Ford, Posted: May 12, 2010

The New York City police force systematically withholds protective services from minority victims of crime, while harassing scores of citizens.




Vietnamese Student Sues San Jose Police for Excessive Force

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: May 12, 2010




Yalamanchili Upsets Krikorian in Ohio Congress Primary

India-West, News Report, Posted: May 12, 2010




Deadly Violence, Technical Bugs Mar Vote

Inquirer.net, News Report, Katherine Evangelista, Christine O. Avendaño, Posted: May 12, 2010

Ten people died as a result of the technical issues with the vote counting machines.




Down & Out in California's Fields -- Farm Workers Lose Jobs, Homes and Hope

New America Media, Video, Jacob Simas, Posted: May 12, 2010

Scattered groups of farm workers, unemployed and desperate, are emerging from a long cold winter spent living outdoors.




Philanthropist Takes on Racial Wounds

New America Media, Video, Text: Khalil Abdullah / Sidebar: Inga Buchbinder / Video: Esther Gentile, Posted: May 12, 2010

When she was eight years old, Gail Christopher took a train from Cleveland to Alabama. It was an adventure that left an indelible memory of trauma on her.




Quick Vote Count Stuns Filipinos

Inquirer.net, News Report, Posted: May 11, 2010




Immigrant Crime Wave a Myth

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

The main argument behind Arizona’s new law, SB 1070, is that the state’s presumed crime wave is linked to undocumented immigrants.




Stormy Weather for Lena Horne

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

Author James Gavin talks about his book Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne. Though Lena Horne was a groundbreaking African American film and musical star, she paid a huge personal price in a life marked by triumph and tragedy.




In Fight Against Racism, Money Talks

Kellogg Foundation, Commentary, Dr. Gail Christopher, Posted: May 11, 2010

The day after the nation elected its first African-American president, the invisible barriers created by structural racism still haunted our society: Latino workers tended crops for low wages in California, Native Americans awoke jobless on reservations and African-American mothers-to-be worried about losing their babies.




Taiwan's Unlikely Hero: Vegetable Seller of Taitung

New America Media, Question & Answer, Vivian Po, Posted: May 11, 2010

61-year-old Chen Shu-chu was selected as one of the “heroes” in this year’s TIME magazine’s annual 100 Most Influential People in the World.




Our Education Needs Are California's Needs

New America Media, Commentary, Jolene Rodriguez, Posted: May 11, 2010

Students of color and immigrant students make up 70% of California’s schools and the majority of high school drop outs.




Obama's Nuclear Energy Proposal Sparks Debate Among Black Environmentalists

BlackPressUSA, News Report, Eboni Farmer, Posted: May 11, 2010

Dr. Robert Bullard sees the red flags waving when it comes to the nuclear reactors President Obama has pledged government aid to construct in the town of Shell Bluff which is located in Burke County, Ga.




Urban Violence Brings Renewed Calls for National Guard Deployment

Final Call, News Report, Ashahed M. Muhammad , Posted: May 11, 2010

The idea of coordinated military action to counteract gang related violent crime is not a new idea, however, it appears to be gaining traction among some lawmakers as the number of those killed in many cities across America continues to rise.




Kagan’s Affirmative Action Achilles' Heel

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: May 10, 2010

The nomination of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court could put the issue of affirmative action back in the national spotlight. During Kagan's tenure as dean of Harvard University Law School, 23 of the 29 new hires were white men.




African Americans Raise Voices Against Arizona Law

Phxsoul, News Report, DaVaun Sanders, Posted: May 10, 2010

Response to the new legislation, including a march on the state Capitol on Wednesday, has made one thing evident for Valley Hispanics opposing the law—they do not stand alone.




California's Kids Falling Deeper into Poverty, Homelessness

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: May 10, 2010

Poverty from recession and home foreclosures is engulfing an ever-wider population of California's children, with analysts predicting that 27 percent of all kids will soon be living in families with incomes at the poverty level.




I'll Always Love My Momma

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Sean Shavers, Posted: May 09, 2010

My mom is the closest person to me. She's what I think of when I hear the word: love. She's been everything to me since before my first memory. She knows what it takes to be a mother.




Counting SRO Residents in SF Chinatown Tests Census

New America Media, Video, Vivian Po, Posted: May 09, 2010

For the U.S. Census, San Francisco’s Chinatown has been one of the most under-counted areas in the city because of the large number of single-room-occupancy hotels (SROs). But this year, with outreach efforts by the city, community organizations, ethnic media and schools, Chinatown has a relatively high census participation rate. NAM staff reporter/videographer Vivian Po looks at the challenges.




Call for Partnership between Chinese and Arabic Media

China Daily USA, News Report, Posted: May 09, 2010




Seniors Need Second Stimulus, Says Group

Black Voice News, News Report, Linnie Frank Bailey , Posted: May 09, 2010

Seniors are an overlooked in President Obama's stimulus package, even though they are staying in the workforce longer than in years past.




L.A. Civil Disobedience Ends in Arrests

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: May 09, 2010




West Coast Nikkei Eldercare: Planning for New and More Diverse Systems of Care

Discover Nikkei, News Report, Nancy Matsumoto, Posted: May 09, 2010

Watching my mother and her friends approach decisions about retirement living and beyond, I realized that the all-Japanese environment once mandatory for non-English speaking Issei has become only one of several options for the Nisei and older Sansei generations.




Immigrant, LGBT Leaders Blast Verdict in Hate Crime Case

El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, Posted: May 08, 2010

Immigrant and LGBT rights leaders were disappointed that Hakim Scott was acquitted of a hate crime and murder Thursday in the fatal beating of Ecuadoran immigrant Jose Sucuzhañay.




Poll: Arizona Latinos Oppose New Law

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

A survey of Latino voters in Arizona conducted by Latino Decisions, in collaboration with Arizona State University, found that 70 percent expressed "strong" opposition and another 11 percent said they had "some opposition" to SB 1070.




Philippine Elections to Go Forward, Despite Computer Glitch

New America Media, Video, Odette Keeley, Posted: May 08, 2010

Regina Reyes of ABS-CBN International-The Filipino Channel explains why Filipino American voters don't want this Monday's presidential elections in the Philippines postponed -- despite technical malfunctions with the country's computerized voting machines.




Groups Rally to Save Domestic Violence Services

New America Media, News Report, Inga Buchbinder, Posted: May 08, 2010

In San Francisco, Mayor Gavin Newsom’s budget includes a 25 percent cut to domestic violence prevention organizations. Advocates say the cuts, which total approximately $650,000, would be devastating.




NJ’s Asian Americans Live Well, Study Finds

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




Filipino Expat Workers Younger, Better Educated than Homeland's Workers

Inquirer.net, News Report, Veronica Uy, Posted: May 08, 2010




New America Now: Island Beneath the Sea

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

This week on New America Now: Author Isabel Allende discusses her latest novel, Island Beneath the Sea. Her first novel in four years is an addictive stew of race, sex, magic, and realism set in eighteenth century Haiti.




Interior Dep't Recommends US Citizenship for Foreign Workers in Marianas

GMANews.TV, News Report, Haidee V. Eugenio, Posted: May 07, 2010




Can I get a Witness? Church Shooting Redux

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Audio, Donny Lumpkins and the YO! Radio Crew, Posted: May 07, 2010

This week on YO!Radio -- YO! returns to Richmond Ca. New Gesthsemane Church of God and Christ as community members recount the day young members of their church were targeted by gunman.




I Was Not a Victim of Age Discrimination at Work (Not)

The Unsilent Generation, Commentary, James Ridgeway, Posted: May 07, 2010

When I was fired by the new owners of the Village Voice in 2006, after working there for 30 years, it had nothing to do with age discrimination. At least, that’s what the official documents say.




Bill Would Ease Path of Community College Transfers

New America Media, News Report, Rupa Dev, Posted: May 07, 2010

California community college students who find themselves set back by increased fees, limited class availability, and variance in transfer requirements could soon get help from Sacramento.




Asian Americans Join Fight Against Arizona Law

New America Media, News Report, Sandip Roy, Posted: May 07, 2010

Asian-American civil rights groups are gearing up to challenge Arizona’s new anti-immigration law, joining Latino and civil liberties organizations that oppose it.




Conservationist Wins Goldman Prize for Protecting Polish Valley

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: May 06, 2010

Conservationist and Goldman Prize Winner Małgorzata Górska led the fight to stop a controversial highway project and ultimately helped protect Poland's Rospuda Valley, one of the last true wilderness areas in Europe.




Apartheid Hits Arizona

New America Media, News Report, Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez, Posted: May 06, 2010

Columnist Roberto Rodriguez argues apartheid in today's Arizona is in some ways more complete and brutal than it was in South Africa.




Stimulus Funds Bypass Communities With Dirty Water

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: May 06, 2010

A New America Media investigation reveals that federal stimulus funds designed to clean up California's drinking water have bypassed most communities whose water is too toxic to drink.




Chinese Newspaper Profiles Black-Chinese Family

Sing Tao, News Report, Posted: May 06, 2010

82-year-old Li Zhengzhu is enjoying her family life with her three African-American sons-in-law and one African-American daughter-in-law, reports the Sing Tao Daily.




San Francisco's 'Black on Chinese Violence Goes Back Decades

New America Media, Commentary, Hubert V. Yee , Posted: May 06, 2010

For more than 25 years, African-American and Asian-American elected and appointed officials have failed to address the growing racial tensions in southeast San Francisco, writes NAM commentator and area resident Hubert Yee.




In Arizona, Al Sharpton Urges Civil Disobedience

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: May 06, 2010

Black civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton led a prayer vigil in Phoenix on Wednesday calling for mass civil disobedience against the state’s new anti-immigration law.




New Book Looks at Icelandic Immigrant Community

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: May 05, 2010

A young woman obsessed with uncovering a family secret is drawn into the strange and magical landscape, language, and history of Iceland. Christina Sunley is the author of The Tricking of Freya.




San Francisco Rallies Against Racial Violence

Yo! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Min Lee, Posted: May 05, 2010

Dozens of Asian Americans and a handful of African Americans held a rally against violence in front of San Francisco City Hall Tuesday. Signs read "Asians are not punching bags" and "stop racial violence."




Vietnamese Fishermen in Louisiana Excited About BP Jobs

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: May 05, 2010




Latino Celebrities Speak Out Against Arizona Law

El Comercio, News Report, Posted: May 05, 2010




Asian Americans Going 'Green'

Pacific Citizen, News Feature, Nalea J. Ko, Posted: May 05, 2010

Environmentalists say although Asian Americans are not perceived to be at the forefront of the green movement, many identify as environmentalists.




Is Iran a Nuclear Danger? Don’t Believe It!

New America Media, News Analysis, William O. Beeman and Behrad Nakhai, Posted: May 05, 2010

In advance of this week’s UN Security Council Meeting on Nuclear Non-proliferation, Sec. of State Hillary Clinton seemed be gearing up for a fight, declaring on “Meet The Press” that Iran violates the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. But Clinton is mistaken. There is no proof whatever that Iran is engaged in nuclear weapons production.




Violence Up in LA Among Latino, Black Youth

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

Latinos in Los Angeles County are five times more likely to be victims than whites, and nearly twice as likely as African Americans, La Opinión reports.




Pennsylvania Looks to Copy Arizona Law

Ponte al Día, News Report, Posted: May 04, 2010




Can a Democrat Win Sen. McCain's Seat in Arizona?

Hispanic Business, News Report, Rob Kuznia, Posted: May 04, 2010

If Hayworth, 51, succeeds in convincing the conservative base that 73-year-old McCain is too liberal, the state will have a far-right candidate on the ticket at a time when Arizona's immigration law has made it the butt of jokes on late-night television.




Lawsuit Alleges Rwandan President Kagame’s Guilt in Rwanda Genocide and Congo War

San Francisco Bay View, News Report, Ann Garrison , Posted: May 04, 2010

On April 30, in Edmond, Oklahoma, a team of lawyers and process servers attempted to personally serve Rwandan President Paul Kagame with an eight count lawsuit, which includes racketeering to acquire and control the resources of eastern D.R. Congo.




Fontana Councilwoman Applauds Arizona Crackdown

Black Voices News, News Report, Chris Levister , Posted: May 04, 2010

On the heels of Arizona’s sweeping immigration law signed Friday by Republican Governor Jan Brewer, Fontana Councilwoman Acquanetta Warren, is sounding off calling the crackdown overdue.




Apartheid, Arizona

New York Amsterdam News, News Report, Stephon Johnson, Posted: May 04, 2010

Despite protests from the Hispanic citizens of Arizona, which the Republican Party not long ago attempted to court, Gov. Jan Brewer, a Republican, signed into law SB 1070, which requires law enforcement officials to question the immigration status of individuals during everyday police encounters.




Vietnamese Nurse Missing, Feared Kidnapped

Bolsavik, News Report, Posted: May 04, 2010




Mayweather to Pacquiao: No Blood Tests, No Fight

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: May 04, 2010




Wells Fargo Faulted for Record on Failed Mortgages

New America Media, News Report, Anuja Seith , Posted: May 04, 2010

As Wells Fargo announced profits of $2.55 billion at its recent shareholder meeting in San Francisco, protesters outside were calling on the lending giant to start assisting homeowners struggling to pay their mortgages and stave off foreclosure.




Prop 16: A PG&E Power Grab or Taxpayer Protection?

New America Media, News Feature, Anuja Seith , Posted: May 04, 2010

PG&E has spent $20 million pushing Proposition 16, which would stymie public power companies. The opposition has spent $31,000.




Nigerian Americans Want Goodluck to Deliver

Mshale, News Report, Chika S. Oduah, Posted: May 04, 2010

Nigerians in America have a message for Nigeria’s acting president: fix the electric power, end political corruption, get rid of the gigantic potholes in the roads, and distribute the money from oil revenues to the masses.




Arizona Dumped Racial Profiling Back on the Nation’s Table

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: May 04, 2010

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and the legislature legislature did something that civil rights leaders couldn’t do: they dumped profiling back on the nation’s table.




Immigration Leaders' Arrests Spotlight May Day Protest

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

On May 1, immigrants rights supporters converged on Washington, D.C., to call for comprehensive immigration reform. Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez was among a dozen people arrested during the protest. Esther Gentile has this video report.




Arizona’s Immigration Law Spurs Copycat Legislation

New America Media, News Report, Marcelo Ballvé, Posted: May 03, 2010

Arizona's new, tough immigration law has spawned copycat proposals in almost a dozen other states. But some otherwise conservative governors are urging caution.




Black GOP Candidates Burdened by Weighty Millstones

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

The 32 black Republicans running for House seats in the fall comprise a historic high. Though they say there are running to win, but they have some of the weightiest millstones around their political necks that any candidates could have.




Obama in Ann Arbor

Annarbor.com, News Feature, Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, Posted: May 02, 2010

The procession of about 1000 marchers stretched out over a mile, from South Industrial Blvd., snaking up the hill and across the bridge, over to the University of Michigan Stadium, where inside, President Barack Obama was to address the graduating class of 2010.




The World at its End: When Funerals Get Shot Up

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Commentary, Bobby Jackson, Posted: May 02, 2010

As bullets rang out at a funeral in East Oakland last Tuesday the author thought the world around him was coming to an end.




The Cross She Must Bear - An Undocumented Filipina in New York

New America Media, Commentary, By Maria Ante, as told to Anthony Advincula , Posted: May 02, 2010




Activists Face Tough Choices on Immigrant Rights

National Institute for Latino Policy, Commentary, Randy Shaw, Posted: May 01, 2010

Immigrant rights activists overestimated the nation's concern with immigration reform, writes the commentator. But Arizona's passage of the most racist law in modern history gives activists a chance to return comprehensive immigration reform to the national stage.




Arizona Fires up May 1 Rally in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Garment and Citizen, Photo Essay, Jerry Sullivan, Posted: May 01, 2010

Immigration march in Los Angeles draws huge crowd as labor unions and advocacy groups join grassroots in calls for action at the federal level.




On May 1, It's Mayday for Arizona

New America Media, Commentary, Aarti Shahani, Posted: May 01, 2010

May Day is being marked by immigrant marches across the country. Arizona has added a new urgency to the marches. Organizers in Arizona feel the rest of the country is just catching up to what they have been experiencing for years.




In Families Squeezed by Recession, Kids Show Effects

New America Media, Video, Vivian Po, Posted: May 01, 2010

Delores Cisneros and her family now share their small home with her sister and niece, after unemployment forced them to double up. The overcrowded conditions are taking a toll on the children and changing their behaviors--something their preschool is trying to remedy.