Chinese Doctoral Student Accused of Terrorist Act Offered Plea

China Daily USA, News Report, Chen Weihua, Posted: Jul 31, 2010

Former Chinese doctoral student, Zhai Tiantian, must decide by Tuesday whether to accept a plea bargain or continue fighting charges that have mistaken him as a potential terrorist.




Undocumented Falsely Blamed for Surge in Drug Trafficking

La Opinion, News Report, Posted: Jul 31, 2010

Despite accusations that undocumented immigrants are largely responsible for the surge in drug and immigrant trafficking along the U.S. border with Mexico, official studies and law enforcement agencies point to U.S. citizens and Native Americans as the dominant figures in the illicit trade,




New Website Pushes to Free American Trio Imprisoned in Iran

New America Media, Question & Answer, Inga Buchbinder, Posted: Jul 31, 2010

July 31 marks the one-year anniversary of the detention in Iran of three young Americans. A new website tries to showcase their passion for social justice in the Middle East.




Jazz “Liberates” Juarez

Frontera NorteSur, News Feature, Kent Paterson, Posted: Jul 31, 2010

A recent music festival unites the Juarez community and provides an alternative image to the usual reports of drug violence.




Dead Vets’ Families Accuse Insurer of $100 Million Scam

New America Media, News Report, Aaron Glantz, Posted: Jul 30, 2010

Lawsuit says Prudential pocketed interest on death benefits that should have gone to soldiers’ survivors.




Disparities in Cocaine Sentences Finally Reduced

Black America Web, News Report, Frederick Cosby, Posted: Jul 30, 2010

By voice vote, the U.S. House acknowledged the racial injustice of a 1986 law that established mandatory minimum sentencing for crack.




Wyclef Jean Mulling Haitian Presidential Run

Amsterdam News, News Report, Herb Boyd, Posted: Jul 30, 2010

If Wyclef Jean makes a serious bid to become Haiti’s next president, he has only a couple of weeks to file the paperwork.




CA Schools Cheer As State Named Finalist For 'Race To The Top' Money

Black Voice News, News Report, Chris Levister, Posted: Jul 30, 2010

Education officials welcomed news that California, which lost out on the first round of federal education grants emerged as a finalist in this time.




Commit Your Crimes Here -- Oakland Cuts 80 Cops

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Audio, Donny Lumpkins and the YO!Radio Crew, Posted: Jul 30, 2010

The City of Oakland has been facing quite lot of heat within the last month. Recently, Oakland laid-off 80 members of the police force of 776.




House Approves Additional Funds for Filipino World War II Veterans

"Balitang America"-The Filipino Channel, News Report, Henni Espinosa, Posted: Jul 30, 2010

The U.S. Congress passed a bill granting additional funding of $67M for the Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Fund that pays for the lump sum claims of Filipino veterans.




New America Now: Can Race Ever Be on the Back Burner?

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jul 30, 2010

A look at how race effects the news, the justice system and the sitcoms we watch on television.




San Francisco Rallies Against Arizona Law

New America Media, Video, Min Lee, Posted: Jul 30, 2010

Civic leaders and the undocumented came together on the eve of the implementation of Aruzona's anti-immigrant law SB1070.




India's Poor Seek Wealth in E-Waste

New America Media, Video, Reporter: Odette Keeley Video - Min Lee and Mike Siv, Posted: Jul 30, 2010

What happens to the old computer you put on the curb? Chances are it ends up in India where poor men and women break it down.




Congress Hopeful Bera Outpaces Lungren in Fundraising

India-West, News Report, Posted: Jul 30, 2010

Indian American physician Ami Bera, the Democratic contender for California’s 3rd district congressional seat, has outpaced his five-term congressional opponent Dan Lungren in fundraising, pulling in $1.6 million, mostly in individual contributions.




Jeremy Lin Wins Taiwanese Basketball Fans’ Hearts

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

The first Taiwanese American NBA player Jeremy Lin received a rousing welcome from fans at a charity basketball game in Taipei.




Breaking News: Lawyer Observing Phoenix Protests Arrested

New America Media, News Report, Aarti Shahani, Posted: Jul 29, 2010

A lawyer from the Center for Constitutional Rights present as a legal observer for civil disobedience actions in Phoenix was herself arrested.




Is the iPhone Revolution Upon China?

China Daily USA, News Report, Wong Gege, Posted: Jul 29, 2010

Apple’s iPhone sales is catching up in China but its marketing strategies need to be sharpened to compete with others, such as Blackberry and Lenovo.




Long Before SB 1070 Arizona Put Squeeze on Immigrants

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

Judge’s ruling does nothing to stop a series of existing laws that spread fear among undocumented residents.




Arizona's Korean Population Leaving Town

Radio Seoul / Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Jul 29, 2010

As Arizona is set to enact its draconian immigration reform bill, SB1070, the state’s Korean population is leaving in droves.




Political Prisoner Released after 30 Years

La Raza, News Report, Posted: Jul 29, 2010

After 30 years as a political prisoner, Puerto Rican community activist Carlos Alberto Torres was released from a federal prison in Pekin, Ill.




An Immigration Lawyer's Advice: What to do if Detained in Arizona

New America Media, Question & Answer, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jul 29, 2010

SB 1070 may be largely on hold, but undocumented immigrants in Arizona and elsewhere are still at risk. Here, an immigration attorney explains how to protect yourself, your family, and your possessions from being seized.




SF Resident Nominated Head of API Advisory Commission

Asianweek.com, News Report, Posted: Jul 29, 2010

President Obama has nominated Daphne Kwok as chair of the Advisory Commission on Asian and Pacific Islanders.




For Faith Leaders, SB 1070 Ruling Is Bittersweet

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Jul 29, 2010

While the preliminary injunction is being applauded, SB 1070’s damage to Arizona’s families and economy has already been done.




Black Voters Must Hold Rangel Accountable

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Jul 29, 2010

When blacks turn a blind eye on the wrongdoing of their leaders, they end up demeaning their real heroes—and hurting themselves.




They Aren’t Coming -- Debunking the Biggest Immigration Myth

Eastern Group Publications, Commentary, Raoul Lowery Contreras, Posted: Jul 28, 2010

Fewer Mexicans are coming illegally to the United States, a trend that started long before Arizona even thought of its infamous SB 1070 law.




The Hidden Homeless: Teenagers

Philadelphia Tribune, News Report, Larry Miller, Posted: Jul 28, 2010

There are an estimated 2,000 homeless teens walking the streets of Philadelphia everyday.




Anger in Haiti Grows as U.N. Rates Earthquake Response as Good

NNPA, News Report, Joseph Guyler, Posted: Jul 28, 2010

But six months after the earthquake that killed as many as 300,000 people, survivors in makeshift tent cities continue to express discontent.




Mission Possible: Saving Lives on L.A.'s Skid Row

LA Watts Times, News Report, Shirley Hawkins, Posted: Jul 28, 2010

For many on the gritty streets of the Skid Row district of Los Angeles, the 75-year-old Los Angeles Mission serves as a beacon of hope.




Judge Blocks Parts of Arizona Law

EFE/La Voz, News Report, Posted: Jul 28, 2010

U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton today blocked the most controversial parts of Arizona's new immigration law.




Why Black Police Group Opposes SB 1070: “It’s Crazy”

New America Media, Question & Answer, Marcelo Ballvé, Posted: Jul 28, 2010

African-American cops fear Arizona law will bring an end to community policing and alienate young people as well as Latinos.




Threats to San Francisco's Sanctuary Status

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

As San Francisco's sanctuary city status changes, Francisco Ugarte discusses the impact it will have on immigrants in the city.




Before WikiLeaks Arab Media Documented Civilian Deaths

New America Media, News Analysis, Jalal Ghazi, Posted: Jul 28, 2010

Arab media have long documented escalating violence against Iraqi and Afghan civilians. WikiLeaks validates their reporting.




Faith Leaders Rally Against Impending Arizona Law

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Jul 28, 2010

From Arizona to New York, vigils, fasting and prayer rallies will be held in mosques, synagogues and churches the day SB 1070 goes into effect in Arizona.




Could the Arizona Bill Pass in Washington State?

International Examiner, News Report, Larry Yu, Posted: Jul 28, 2010

Arizona’s passage of SB 1070 has profound political, legal, and social ramifications, and its impact will be felt, even in Washington State.




SF - News Briefing with The Public Policy Institute of California on the “Californians and the Environment” Poll - Tuesday, July 27th

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Jul 28, 2010

The latest statewide poll on what Californians think about key environmental issues, including pollution, climate change, and renewable energy. The Public Policy Institute of California polled residents in 6 languages, and will present findings specific to Asian, Latino and African American communities.




Dumped: When Nursing Homes Abandon Poor Patients

St. Louis American/New America Media, News Feature, Rebecca S. Rivas, Posted: Jul 28, 2010

Elder advocates see a nationwide problem—nursing homes that send seniors to a hospital for care, then refuse to take them back.




Fear and Resistance in Arizona

La Opinión, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Jul 27, 2010

Days before Arizona’s new law goes into effect, immigrants are living in fear and uncertainty.




Invitation to Breitbart Is Another Sign That the GOP Is Lying About Race

New America Media, News Report, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Jul 27, 2010

Why should blacks believe Michael Steele when the man who smeared Shirley Sherrod is headlining a major Republican event?




Guilty Until Proven Innocent

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

In "Presumed Guilty," Tonyo is convicted for a crime he didn't commit in Mexico.




Don’t Leave LGBT Families Out of Immigration Reform

New America Media, Commentary, Amos Lim, Posted: Jul 27, 2010

Could evangelical support for immigration reform doom Uniting American Families Act which tries to help binational same-sex couples separated by the immigration system?




U.S. Orders Filipinos Out of Iraq

GMANews.TV, News Report, Posted: Jul 27, 2010

The U.S. government has ordered all its military contractors to send home foreign workers whose countries have imposed a deployment ban to Iraq.




Filipina Teen Idol's Botox Causes Uproar

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

Teenage singing sensation Charice Pempengco has caused an Internet uproar after having cosmetic surgery to improve her looks ahead of her debut on “Glee.”




WHO ASKED US? For Young Blacks, Vocational Training or Liberal Arts?

YO! Youth Outlook , Commentary, Pendarvis Harshaw, Posted: Jul 27, 2010

A century after Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois debated the path to “first-class citizenship,” all roads lead to the same place—frustration.




Social Security Online Media Kit

New America Media, Event, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Jul 27, 2010

Online media kit for NAM Press Briefing: Social Security Benefits Restored




Mentally Impaired Detainees Lost in the System

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

New report estimates that 15 percent of immigrants in custody have mental health problems—and few lawyers or services to help them.




Rebuilding After Katrina, East New Orleans to Get New Hospital

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Carla Peay, Posted: Jul 26, 2010

Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced plans to deliver a full-service hospital in New Orleans East.




Still Seeking Justice for Oscar Grant: Los Angeles Takes Next Steps

New America Media, News Report, Thandisizwe Chimurenga , Posted: Jul 26, 2010

Members of the Los Angeles Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant appealed to a United States Congresswoman Maxine Waters.




Afghanistan's Lithium, Pakistan's Loss

Pakistan Link, Commentary, Dr. Ghulam M. Haniff, Posted: Jul 26, 2010

Could the discovery of lithium and other minerals in Afghanistan next door be a real bonanza for Pakistan? Perhaps not.




Manila Girds for Water Riots

Inquirer.net, News Report, T.J. Burgonio, Alcuin Papa, and Jocelyn Uy, Posted: Jul 26, 2010

The Philippines deployed soldiers to avert any riots in at least 177 villages in Manila that are now grappling with a water shortage.




Black Farmers Wait for Discrimination Settlement Funds

Washington Afro, News Report, Posted: Jul 26, 2010

Nearly 30,000 Black farmers should have been granted $1.25 billion after it was found that they were denied loans by the Agriculture Department




Home School: Why Ethnic Families Are Saying Yes

New America Media, News Feature, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jul 26, 2010

As budget problems take a toll on public education, ethnic parents find kids often do better learning at home.




Emergency Services Hindered by Language Barriers

Spot.us, News Report, Kristy Pyke, Posted: Jul 26, 2010

56 percent of L.A.'s population considers English their second language, meaning almost 5.5 million residents deal with language barriers.




Fond Farewell: L.A. Garment & Citizen Closes its Doors

Los Angeles Garment & Citizen, Commentary, Jerry Sullivan, Posted: Jul 25, 2010

The brutal recession claims another community newspaper. After a decade of serving Los Angeles, the L.A. Garment and Citizen bows out.




NY Stop and Frisk Law -- Questions Still Linger

Amsterdam News, News Report, Nayabe Arinde, Posted: Jul 24, 2010

Last year a record number of 575,304 people stopped and frisked by the NYPD -- 87 percent of them were Black or Latino.




Rwandan Government Cracks Down on Opposition, Journalists

San Francisco Bayview, News Report, Susan Thomson, Posted: Jul 24, 2010

In less than three weeks, Rwandans will go to the polls to elect a president. The incumbent, Paul Kagame continues to control the country’s election process.




The Real Sherrod Injustice: Right-Wing vs. Black Farmers

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Jul 24, 2010

The firing and reinstatement of civil servant Shirley Sherrod gives the GOP more ammunition in its long fight against black farmers.




Landmark Financial Overhaul Will Protect African Americans

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

President Barack Obama said sweeping new financial regulations passed by the U.S. Senate Thursday will protect consumers.




American Muslims: New York Mosque Opposition Discriminatory

Arab Detroit, News Report, Posted: Jul 24, 2010

Increased media attention surrounding the proposed 13-story mosque in New York has raised concerns of heightened anti-Muslim backlash.




Community Wants Scientist’s Death Investigated as Hate Crime

India-West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Jul 24, 2010

The Indian American community in New Jersey wants prosecutors to investigate Prof. Divyendu Sinha's murder as a hate crime and try the juveniles accused of the crime as adults.




One Woman's Story: "This Law Is Very Unjust"

New America Media, First Person, Teresa Mina, as told to David Bacon, Posted: Jul 24, 2010

The day before she went back to Mexico, Teresa Mina, a janitor in San Francisco and union member, shared her story.




Galbi Tacos Blend Latin-Asian Cultures

Korea Daily LA, News Report, Sang Woo Park, Posted: Jul 24, 2010

Korean-style tacos are the latest creation to come out of the emerging culinary phenomenon known “Korexican."




Majority of Arrested Mehserle Protestors Were White

New America Media, News Report, Aaron Glantz, Posted: Jul 23, 2010

Newly released data from Oakland police show the racial breakdown of those arrested.




Beauty Bloggers Denounce 'Juarez' Make-Up Line

ColorLines, News Report, Posted: Jul 23, 2010

Last week the makeup company MAC released its new “Juarez” collection, with lipglosses named “del Norte,” bloodstreaked eyeshadows in a shade of “Bordertown” and a pale nail polish called “Factory.”




SF - A MEDIA BRIEFING -- How Ethnic Elders Can Benefit From Social Security's $500 Million Settlement - Tuesday, July 27th

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Jul 23, 2010

Over 200,000 elders and people with disabilities—many from ethnic communities—wrongfully lost benefits because of often old or mistaken arrest warrants. They need to know they can reapply to receive past benefits and/or future assistance.




CA’s Ethnic Vote in 2010: Powerful Yet Unpredictable

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

The Field Poll shows that as the state’s ethnic population grows, age may trump race.




After Day in Court, Arizona Awaits SB 1070 Decision

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

If the judge does not grant an injunction, then as of next Thursday, it will be a state crime to be undocumented in Arizona.




New America Now: Ethnic Voters Changing the Game in the Sanctuary City

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

The recent Field Poll shows that ethnic voters are gaining a voice in elections, but Secure Communities threatens to revoke San Francisco's sanctuary-city statute.




Koreatown Murder-Suicide Reveals Hard Times

Korea Daily LA, News Report, Ku Hyun Jeong, Sang Woo Park, Posted: Jul 23, 2010

A murder-suicide in L.A.'s Koreatown is the latest tragedy to come out of the ongoing economic recession.




SF Tries a New Tack in Protecting Nail Salon Workers: Going Green

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

The proposed ordinance, the first of its kind in the country, comes amid signs that a pioneering 2005 California law is having little effect.




Fresno- Ethnic media briefing on CA's worst whooping cough epidemic in 50 years - Friday, July 23rd

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Jul 23, 2010

New America Media Invites you to a briefing with The California Department of Public Health




Los Zetas in Los Angeles -- Mexican Cartel Expands in California

La Opinión, News Report, Jorge Morales Almada, Translated by Sarah Damian, Posted: Jul 23, 2010

The Mexican cartel Los Zetas is recruiting former California prisoners to become assassins, reports La Opinión.




For Korean Language Press, a Different Voice

New America Media, Interview, Aruna Lee, Posted: Jul 23, 2010

A conversation with the first-ever non-Korean to report for the Korean language press inside as well as outside of Korea.




More Green Cards Going Unclaimed

La Opinión, News Report, Pilar Marrero, Translated by Elena Kadvany, Posted: Jul 22, 2010

Their visas have been approved, but more and more people aren’t picking them up. Some have been deported; others have changed their minds.




Shoulders to Stand On: A Profile of Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye

Filipina Women's Network Magazine, Profile, Fay Alvarez Olympia, Posted: Jul 22, 2010

Justice Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye, newly nominated as Chief Justice of the CA Supreme Court, on how previous generations of Filipino women have laid the groundwork for achievements like hers.




First Filipina Tapped as Chief Justice of Calif. Supreme Court

GMANews.TV, News Report, Joseph G. Lariosa, Posted: Jul 22, 2010

If confirmed by a state commission and endorsed by voters in November, Justice Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye will be the first Filipina and Asian to serve on the California Supreme Court.




Ethnic Voters Strongly Support CA Death Penalty

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

Chinese Americans are even more likely to favor capital punishment than whites.




WHO ASKED US?: UC Student Regent: Coping With A Financial Crisis

New America Media, Question & Answer, Rupa Dev, Posted: Jul 22, 2010

UC Regent Jesse Cheng discussed financial issues and how the UC system can hope to cope with severe budget cuts.




For Men of Color, Health Problems Are Linked to Place, Not Race

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram & Poornima Weerasekara, Posted: Jul 22, 2010

California Endowment studies show black and Latino boys and young men suffer worse health than their white counterparts.




National Guard to Mobilize Along Southwest Border

La Opinión, El Pregonero, News Report, Posted: Jul 21, 2010

The National Guard will be deployed to the border beginning Aug. 1.




News Briefing - California's ethnic voters - charting a new course? Thursday, July 22nd

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Jul 21, 2010

How California's growing numbers of Asian and Hispanic voters could impact electoral trends in the state: a summary of the finding of the new Field POll conducted in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and cosponsored by New America Media




Chinese Man Killed in Oakland Before Google Interview

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Posted: Jul 21, 2010

A Chinese-American job seeker from Virginia was shot to death in downtown Oakland on Sunday night before his job interview at Google.




Binational LGBT Couples Separated by Immigration Laws

New America Media, Audio, Inga Buchbinder, Posted: Jul 21, 2010

Arizona is the center of the immigration debate, but binational LGBT couples around the country have been fighting immigration laws for years.




MOVE Murder Charges Dismissed by Philly Judge

Amsterdam News, News Report, Saeed Shabazz, Posted: Jul 21, 2010

A Philadelphia judge refused to hear murder charges against former city officials in the deaths of 11 MOVE members.




Tea Party's Racism Deeper Than One Black Woman's Confession

New America Media, Op-ed, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Jul 21, 2010

The director of rural development was supposedly caught with her racism confession, but what about the Tea Party's?




The NBA Draft is Dead, And the Miami Heat Killed It

Washington Afro, News Report, Stephen D. Riley, Posted: Jul 21, 2010

Building through the draft is the "ideal way" of doing things in most professional sports. It's cheaper, easier to manage.




Doctor's Word: Colonoscopy Can Save Lives

New America Media, Commentary, Dr. Erin Marcus, Posted: Jul 21, 2010

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., after lung cancer. Early detection can save lives.




The Conversation with Sandip Roy and Richard Rodriguez

New America Media, Video, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jul 21, 2010

The verdict in the Oscar Grant case and the end of the World Cup in South Africa had audiences waiting with bated breath for the final outcome.




106-year-old Mexican Woman Becomes U.S. citizen

La Raza, News Report, Areli E. Padilla, Posted: Jul 21, 2010

One woman's long road to attain U.S. citizenship.




Filipino Nurses Taking U.S. Exam Drop By a Third

GMANews.TV, News Report, Jerrie M. Abella, Posted: Jul 21, 2010

The number of Filipino nurses seeking jobs in the United States plunged by one-third, as more seek jobs in other countries.




Pro-Mehserle Rally Up Close

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Min Lee, Posted: Jul 20, 2010

Yesterday in the Northern California town of Walnut Creek, pro ex-bART cop Johannes Mehserle protestors clashed with supporters of Oscar Grant.




U.S. Muslim Travelers Warned of 'Forced Exile'

The Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Jul 20, 2010

The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) recently issued an advisory to American Muslims traveling overseas or returning to the United States about the risk of “forced exile.”




Where Else Can They Survive?

The Louisiana Weekly , News Feature, David Hobbs, Posted: Jul 20, 2010

Houma Native Americans of south Louisiana face cultural extinction as the BP oil spill moves ever closer to their fragile cities and villages.




Neo-slavery in the American South

Final Call, News Report, Brian E. Muhammad, Posted: Jul 20, 2010

Nearly 150 years after Emancipation, trapped by extreme poverty and isolation some Blacks remain victims of neo-slavery.




Black is the New Black in the Media

Philadelphia Tribune, Op-ed, Bruce Crawley, Posted: Jul 20, 2010

I'm learning that a man can only stand so much national, Black-focused news during a single week--especially when it's not all good.




Mormon Church Under Pressure on Immigration

New America Media, News Report, Marcelo Ballvé, Posted: Jul 20, 2010

What exactly is the attitude toward immigration within Utah’s dominant institution—the Mormon Church?




Update: A DREAM Student’s Family Caught in Arizona’s Snare

New America Media, Commentary, Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez, Posted: Jul 20, 2010

What will happen to Leticia X and her family now that the Border Patrol has her father?




Filipino, Indian, Pakistani, Egyptian Physical Therapists Barred from U.S. Exam

GMANews.TV, News Report, Posted: Jul 20, 2010

Filipinos, Indians, Pakistanis and Egyptians have been temporarily disallowed from taking the licensure examination for physical therapist in the United States, following reports of cheating by a local review center.




Korean Husband Kills Vietnamese Bride

Calitoday.com, News Report, Posted: Jul 20, 2010

A 47-year-old Korean man allegedly killed his 20-year-old Vietnamese bride eight days after she arrived in Korea, after a marriage arranged by a broker.




'Inception' Role Dreamed Up For Ken Watanabe

Pacific Citizen, News Report, Nalea J. Ko, Posted: Jul 20, 2010

Ken Watanabe’s part in “Inception” was created specifically for the Japanese actor, according to director Christopher Nolan




Xavier University Number One in Placing African-American Students into Medical Schools

New Orleans Agenda, News Report, Staff Report, Posted: Jul 19, 2010

A total of sixty-nine (69) Xavier graduates were accepted into medical and dental schools during the 2008-2009 academic year




In Boston, Immigrants vs. Arizona

El Planeta, News Report, Posted: Jul 19, 2010

A coalition of immigrant advocates staged a rally and a march recently in Copley Square to protest Arizona's immigration law.




Advocates Expose California County's HIV/AIDS Failures

Black Voice News, News Report, Chris Levister, Posted: Jul 19, 2010

African Americans make up 10 percent of San Bernandino County population yet they comprise 28 percent of diagnosed HIV cases




Gavin Newsom, Please Don't Cut Youth Jobs

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Eming Piansay, Posted: Jul 19, 2010

This Summer the Mayor Youth Employment and Education Program faced a startling budget cut of 1.4 million dollars, which would have added to the growing string of youth unemployment in San Francisco.




The Odds Are Against Us

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

A recent report by the California Endowment states that boys and young men of color are at an increased risk of suffering from poor emotional health because of where they currently reside.




Filipino Ex-Janitor Now Top Italian Restaurateur

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Jul 19, 2010

Filipino Arthur Aala opened his first Japanese restaurant, Ohashi, in 2002. Now he has won the hearts and stomachs of his customers by serving sushi.




Low-Income Preschoolers in Freefall

New America Media, News Report, Vivian Po, Posted: Jul 19, 2010

As school districts begin shutting down childcare programs, parents and children scramble to find new arrangements




Arizona’s Other Immigrant Conflict: African Americans vs. Africans

New America Media/ Phx Soul, News Report, DaVaun Sanders, Posted: Jul 19, 2010

Phoenix’s communities of African Americans and newer arrivals from strife-torn nations in Africa are struggling to overcome stereotypes and find common ground.




Recession Intensifies Health Disparities for Black Arizona Seniors

New America Media / PhxSoul.com, News Report, DaVaun Sanders, Posted: Jul 18, 2010

The Phoenix areas aging African Americans face severe health disparities, but community efforts are beginning to create local solutions.




Police Kill Man in Oakland's Fruitvale District Near BART

Oakland Local, News Report, Jennifer Inez Ward and Susan Mernit, Posted: Jul 17, 2010

A man was shot and killed Saturday during a confrontation with Bay Area Rapid Transit officers and Oakland police, one week after Mehserle verdict.




Media Failed to Bridge Race Gap in Oscar Grant Coverage

New America Media, News Report, Dori Maynard, Posted: Jul 17, 2010

With the focus on riots and mayhem, media failed to use the Oscar Grant case as a way for different communities to understand how they view police violence differently.




Whooping Cough: Low Adult Vaccination Rates Makes Infants More Vulnerable

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

The low whooping cough vaccination rate among U.S. adults is endangering the lives of infants too young to be immunized and Latinos are hit the hardest.




Welcome to New Tijuana, East Lake Terrace

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Staff, Posted: Jul 17, 2010

They call it New Tijuana. Located in Chula Vista, California, East Lake Terrace embraces Mexican immigrants who’ve fled across the border from nearby Tijuana to escape crime and violence.




U.S. Relaxes Rules on Foreign Students from China

China Press, News Report, Posted: Jul 17, 2010

The United States loosened rules on student visas from China to allow students of different levels to study in the United States.




Hablan los padres de familia

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

Para algunos padres de bajos ingresos, la decisión de acortar el año lectivo ha suscitado preocupaciones.




Court Arguments Heard in First Case Against SB 1070

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

The first hearing in a series of lawsuits against Arizona’s new immigration law took place in Phoenix on Thursday.




No Freedom of Speech on Middle East?

Arab Detroit, News Report, Ameera David, Posted: Jul 16, 2010

Octavia Nasr's recent CNN dismissal and Helen Thomas stepping down as White House correspondent have Arab Americans asking where their free speech rights are.




Street Soldiers Discusses Mehserle Verdict with Bay Area

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Ann Bassette, Posted: Jul 16, 2010

Following the verdict of the Oscar Grant murder trial, which charged former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle with involuntary manslaughter, the Street Soldiers crew along with the Oakland community reflect on the jury's decision.




Haiti, Six Months After the Quake

Al Jazeera, Video, Sebastian Walker, Posted: Jul 16, 2010

Six months to the day since the earthquake, the UN Mission Chief in Haiti and assorted celebrities, politicians and NGO officials at the presidential palace were receiving medals for their help with the country’s recovery effort.




Arizona Law Splits California Electorate

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Jul 16, 2010

Californians are split over the controversial immigration law in Arizona. But Latinos are the only group overwhelmingly opposing it.




New America Now: Deporting "Pedro", LGBT Immigrants, Oscar Grant Verdict Fallout

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jul 16, 2010

A closer look at the media coverage of the protests in Oakland and how do binational LGBT couples work around immigration laws? Sometimes, they can't.




California Shrinks School Calendar Amid Budget Crisis

California Watch, News Report, Louis Freedberg, Posted: Jul 16, 2010

A draining budget crisis has meant that 16 of California's 30 largest school district are slashing the number of days in the academic year.




Time Magazine Apologizes for Joel Stein’s Op-Ed

India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Jul 16, 2010

Time magazine apologized for an op-ed piece by writer Joel Stein, which lampooned Indian culture in Edison, New Jersey.




Lancaster, Calif. Backs Arizona Law

La Opinion, News Report, Jorge Morales Almada, Posted: Jul 16, 2010

The city of Lancaster, Calif. approved a resolution in support of the Arizona law (SB 1070) and Governor Jan Brewer.




For Parents, Shortened School Year Proves Costly

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

For some low-income parents, shortening the school year has raised anxieties about the extra costs it could impose on them.




School Board Members Agonize Over Cutting School Year

New America Media, News Report, Rupa Dev, Posted: Jul 16, 2010

For school board members, the decision to shorten the school year comes on the heels of other drastic cuts.




Pacquiao's Newest Foe--Climate Change

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Jul 16, 2010

Boxing champ-turned-congressman Manny Pacquiao introduced a reforestation bill to help fight climate change.




Koua Fong Lee: Victim of 'Unintended Acceleration' or Criminal?

Hmong Today, News Report, Staff, Posted: Jul 16, 2010

Did Koua Fong Lee lose control of his Toyota Camry, or did he fail to step on the brakes and ended up killing three people?




Argentina Approves Gay Marriage

EFE, News Report, Posted: Jul 15, 2010

Argentina approved gay marriage after a fierce Senate debate that reflects deep political and social divisions in the country.




Mapping Tech, Twitter Tracked Oakland Unrest—Scooping Gov. Alerts and Media

New America Media, Video, Min Lee, Posted: Jul 15, 2010

Ushahidi, an open-source disaster mapping technology, consistently outperformed official reports and the news media.




Domestic Violence Victims Silenced by SB 1070

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Jul 15, 2010

Is it better to risk deportation by calling the police or just endure the abuse? That question haunted Lourdes for months.




Will 'S-Comm' Turn California Cities into Mini-Arizonas?

New America Media, News Report, Anuja Seith , Posted: Jul 15, 2010

Even as the Obama administration fights SB 1070, federal officials are forcing local authorities to adopt the Secure Communities program.




Wall Street Bill Passes House, Heads for Senate With Significant Black Inclusion

NNPA, News Report, Pharoh Martin, Posted: Jul 15, 2010

Last week, the House passed a Wall Street reform bill that advocates are calling the most comprehensive financial reform since the New Deal.




NAACP Demands Jobs, Opportunity

Amsterdam News, News Report, Herb Boyd, Posted: Jul 15, 2010

In a fiery speech at the NAACP’s Youth Night Mass Meeting, Ben Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, put the nation on notice.




SCHOOL MATTERS: How a Lawsuit Is Using YouTube to Save Cal Schools

New America Media, Video, Rupa Dev, Posted: Jul 15, 2010

A groundbreaking grassroots video campaign wants ethnic parents and students to tell their stories—and help change the debate on public education




Russian Authorities Interrogate Suspected Spies

El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, Posted: Jul 15, 2010

Journalist Vicky Peláez and the nine other suspected spies for Russia were questioned Tuesday by the Russian intelligence service.




A Road Strewn with Coffee and Tea

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jul 15, 2010

Filmmaker Jean Marie Offenbacher traveled to Syria and documented daily life on the "axis of evil."




Whooping Cough Epidemic Hits Latinos Hardest

New America Media, News Report, Poornima Weerasekara, Posted: Jul 15, 2010

California is experiencing its worst whooping cough epidemic in 50 years, with over 1,300 cases -- a five-fold increase from last year.




NYC: Six Chinese Elders Die of Heat Stroke

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Posted: Jul 15, 2010

As temperatures in New York City hit record highs last week, six Chinese elders died from heat stroke.




Arab American Elders Plaintiffs in Federal Lawsuit Against Police

The Arab American News, News Report, Nick Meyer, Posted: Jul 14, 2010

A recent federally filed complaint against Dearborn and Dearborn Heights, Michigan police departments alleges serious civil rights violations.




Utah Investigates Blacklist of 'Deportable Immigrants'

Univision, News Report, Posted: Jul 14, 2010

Utah Governor Gary Herbert has ordered an investigation into an anonymous mailing that was sent to several media outlets and police officials with a list of some 1,300 people suspected of being undocumented immigrants.




Sparks Fly at Latino Journalists' Convention

Hispanic Link, News Report, Ernesto López, Posted: Jul 14, 2010

Tempers flared and emotions ran high as NAHJ members demanded answers to concerns about the organization's finances.




Record Number of Latinos in White House

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Jul 14, 2010

The salaries of Latinos currently working for the White House add up to more than two million dollars -- twice that reported during the last term of George W. Bush, according to La Opinión.




Tea Party Should Hail NAACP Resolution on Racism

New America Media, Op-ed, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Jul 14, 2010

The NAACP did not flatly condemn the tea party as racist but condemned “racist elements” in the party.




Field Poll: Obama Up, Schwarzenegger Down

New America Media, News Report, Elena Kadvany, Posted: Jul 14, 2010

Ethnic voters support Obama in much higher numbers than do white voters. But there's one thing everyone can agree on.




India's Elders Take Future Into Their Own Hands

New America Media, News Report, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jul 14, 2010

As its middle class grows older, India's seniors are starting to organize and to make sure their remaining years will be indeed golden.




Standing up to a Big Corporation in Hunters Point

New America Media, News Report, R.M. Arrieta, Posted: Jul 14, 2010

Individuals and organizations are facing off a gigantic corporation’s efforts to build housing on a former naval shipyard.




Second Federal Lawsuit Against Arizona?

El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, Posted: Jul 13, 2010

Attorney General Eric Holder said the U.S. Department of Justice could launch a second lawsuit against Arizona's controversial new immigration law if it finds instances of racial profiling.




Hundreds March Against Detroit Police Killing of 7-year-old

Final Call, News Report, Diane Bukowski, Posted: Jul 13, 2010

A mother and child from New York City led a march of hundreds in Detroit to condemn the police killing of seven-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones.




Oscar Grant’s Family Rejects Apology Letter from Mehserle

San Francisco Bayview, News Report, Ed Walsh, Posted: Jul 13, 2010

Oscar Grant’s uncle, Cephus Johnson, said that he was not buying Mehserle’s apology and, he said, neither was the public.




Johannes Mehserle Sentencing Pushed Back to Later This Year

New America Media, News Report, Thandisizwe Chimurenga , Posted: Jul 13, 2010

Sentencing for convicted killer Johannes Mehserle has been pushed back to later this year and his attorney says he will argue for a reduction in sentence.




Join New America Media Investigative Reporting Project on Bay Area Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans

New America Media, Press Release, Aaron Glantz, Posted: Jul 13, 2010

New America Media Investigative Reporting Project on Bay Area Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans; Application Due: July 31, 2010




Captive in Your Own Country

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jul 13, 2010

In the play Beijing, California takes place in 2050 and China has literally invaded the US and San Francisco is segregated into militarized zones.




Vietnamese Traffickers Arrested in Europe Crackdown

Nguoi-Viet, News Report, Posted: Jul 13, 2010

Thirty-one Vietnamese human traffickers and 66 illegal immigrants have been arrested in Hungary, France, Germany and England.




Sierra Club's Carl Pope: BP Has Gulf in a 'Hostage Situation'

New America Media, Question & Answer, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jul 13, 2010

The environmental leader worries that the nation risks drawing the wrong lessons from the oil spill disaster.




Soccer, The World Cup & The Meaning of La Vida

New America Media, Commentary, Andres T. Tapia, Posted: Jul 13, 2010

It’s not the game of soccer that means so much to people around the world. It’s the way soccer connects them.




Mehserle Probe Latest in BART’s Race Problems

New America Media, News Analysis, Aaron Glantz, Posted: Jul 13, 2010

The U.S. Justice Department is probing BART's handling of the shooting of Oscar Grant. But BART's history of race relations might color how it cooperates with the probe.




How the Twittersphere Helped Keep Oakland Safe During Riots

New America Media, News Report, Poornima Weerasekara , Posted: Jul 12, 2010

An open source mapping platform helped minimize harm in Oakland during the protests after the in the verdict in the Johannes Mehserle case was announced.




NOLA Clinics offer Affordable Healthcare

Jambalaya News, News Report, Lori Tyler, Posted: Jul 12, 2010

In New Orleans being Latino and finding affordable healthcare can be difficult. However, there are many health care providers not known to the general public.




Filipino Nurses Fired for Speaking Tagalog

Philippine News, News Report, Maricar Hampton, Posted: Jul 12, 2010

Four Filipino nurses, fired for breaking their employer's English-only rule in the workplace, are waiting to find out if they can file a discrimination lawsuit.




Blacks Fare Worse in Unemployment Numbers

Black Voice News, News Report, Staff Report, Posted: Jul 12, 2010

Black men of all ages experienced a jobless rate of 18.7 percent in April, with Black teens ages 16 to 19 recording a breathtaking rate of 38 percent.




Mexican Election’s Grim 'Post Mortem'

New America Media, News Analysis, José Luis Sierra, Posted: Jul 12, 2010

As the political jockeying begins in the wake of last week’s state and local elections, killings continue unabated.




New VA Rule to Help Vets with PTSD

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

The rule change would eliminate the need of war vets with PTSD to document specific events in order to receive disability compensation.




Is the Metro PCS Television Commercial Racist?

India Currents, Video, Rajesh C. Oza and P. R. Ganapathy, Posted: Jul 12, 2010

Two views on whether the recent Metro PCS commercial starring two Indian characters, Ranjit and Chad, is harmless fun or racial stereotyping.




LeBron Bolting Kills Cleveland Emotionally and Financially

Washington Afro, News Report, Stephen D. Riley, Posted: Jul 12, 2010

For several seasons, LeBron James has been Cleveland’s cash cow, paving the way for sold out home games and merchandise sales.




Anger Without Violence as LA Reacts to Verdict in Grant Case

LA Watts Times, News Report, Samuel Richards, Posted: Jul 12, 2010

In Los Angeles, there was "no significant reaction" but peaceful demonstrations after the verdict according to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).




Ex-Con Rick Ross Fights Rapper Rick Ross in Court

Los Angeles Sentinel , News Report, Brandon I. Brooks, Posted: Jul 12, 2010

The original "Freeway" Ricky Ross gained national notary in the 1980's as being a South Los Angeles drug king pin.




U.S. Soldiers Not in Combat, Says Envoy to Philippines

Inquirer.Net, News Report, Posted: Jul 11, 2010

The U.S. ambassador to the Philippines has denied again that American soldiers who are in the Philippines for training exercises are engaged in any combat operations.




Indian American to Head USAID in Asia

India West, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Jul 11, 2010

President Obama has nominated Nisha Desai Biswal to head USAID’s 25-country mission in Asia.




Imelda Claims She's 'No. 1 Human Rights Victim'

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Jul 10, 2010

Militant lawmakers might soon find themselves working on the bill for compensation for human rights victims with the wife of the dictator they see as a human rights violator.




Latinos Outraged Over Mehserle Verdict

Alianza Metropolitan News, Commentary, Gerardo Fernández, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Jul 10, 2010

Latinos in San Jose who have witnessed other instances of abuse at the hands of police are outraged by the verdict.




Richard Rodriguez on American Amnesia

New America Media, Video, Cliff Parker, Posted: Jul 10, 2010

Before BP there was Bhopal. But coverage of the Gulf oil spill rarely references industrial disasters like the Union Carbide gas leak in 1984




Ethnic Media React to Oscar Grant Verdict

New America Media, News Report, Staff, Posted: Jul 10, 2010

New America Media asked journalists from ethnic communities in the Bay Area for their reaction.




Chinese Buy Land with Money from Retirement Accounts

World Journal, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Jul 10, 2010

At a time when the economy is still shaky, Chinese Americans are pulling out savings from their retirement accounts to buy land.




Oakland After the Verdict: We Deserve Peace and Justice

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

YO!Radio hit the streets of Oakland to ask the community what they thought about the verdict.




Poll: Ethnic Voters Will Likely Defeat Marijuana Legalization

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Jul 09, 2010

Latest poll shows ethnic voters will help defeat Prop. 19, the marijuana legalization bill, and split on Prop. 23, the clean energy bill.




Oakland Stayed Home -- Riots Are Media Hype

New America Media, News Report, Kevin Weston, Posted: Jul 09, 2010

The people were obviously upset and the police were obviously ready for anything— they’d been practicing for weeks.




Breakthroughs in the Oscar Grant Verdict

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Jul 09, 2010

The consolation is that Mehserle did not walk out the courtroom as a free man as so many other officers have routinely done in the past.




Dump Your iPod: Viva La Vinyl

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

This week on YO!Radio -- we trek out to the city of Berkeley where many old school music lovers are diving through crates of free vinyl in hopes of scoring musical gold.




Accused Spy Renounces U.S. Citizenship

El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, Posted: Jul 09, 2010

Vicky Peláez, the Spanish-language journalist accused of being a spy for the Russian government, renounced her U.S. citizenship and plans to return to Peru.




Kobe Helps Designer Raise Funds for Filipino Kids

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

Ten lucky Filipino kids will be playing alongside an MVP and five-time World Champion Los Angeles Laker this summer.




Bhopal Gas Leak Victims Feel Betrayed

Siliconeer, News Report, Nityanand Jayaraman, Posted: Jul 09, 2010

In a recent verdict, senior managers of Union Carbide were let off with a surprisingly light sentence for their role in the 1984 gas leak in Bhopal.




New America Now: US Invaded by China? Is 98118 the Most Diverse Zip Code?

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

A discussion on the effect of the Federal Government suing Arizona for AB1070 and Richard Rodriguez talks to Sandip about America's past disasters.




The Last Airbender is A Big Stinker

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Commentary, Aminah Ortiz, Posted: Jul 09, 2010

A young fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender, the cartoon series, is sorely disappointed with the movie version.




Filipina Daughter Searching for Bobby Fischer

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Jul 08, 2010

A nine-year-old Filipina girl may inherit more than $2 million if it is proved that she is the legal heir of the legendary American chess champion Bobby Fischer, who died in 2008.




Phony Agents Prey on Homeowners

New America Media, News Report, Aaron Glantz, Posted: Jul 08, 2010

Foreclosure crisis primed fraudulent mortgage relief businesses, including shady brokers who use JP Morgan Chase name.




Tar Ball Retrieval in Lake Pontchartrain Basin

NOLA Beez, News Report, Vincent Sylvain, Posted: Jul 08, 2010

A day after tar balls were first spotted in Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain basin politician made promises to remain vigilant.




Filipino-American Symphony Orchestra & The Movies

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Jul 08, 2010

The Filipino-American Symphony Orchestra (FASO) promises a feast for the soul and the senses.




LA - Ethnic media briefing on CA's worst whooping cough epidemic in 50 years - Thursday, July 15th

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Jul 08, 2010

New America Media Invites you to a briefing with The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The California Department of Public Health




Will Grant Murder Trial be Repeat of Rodney King Verdict?

Final Call, News Analysis, Charlene Muhammad , Posted: Jul 08, 2010

A predominantly White jury acquitted three of the officers, deadlocked on one, and set off six days of rioting throughout South LA.




Beyond LeBron -- Many Ex-Ballers Broke

Final Call, News Report, Jesse Muhammad, Posted: Jul 08, 2010

Black athletes generate billions when they play. But when their playing days are over too many are broke




SF - Ethnic media briefing on CA's worst whooping cough epidemic in 50 years

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Jul 08, 2010

New America Media Invites you to a briefing with The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The California Department of Public Health




Ethnic Voters Give Boxer The Edge in Latest Poll

New America Media, News Report, Vivian Po, Posted: Jul 08, 2010

The latest Field Poll shows the Democratic senator with a three-point lead—47 to 44 percent—over Fiorina.


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Forget Eclipse: Bring Back the Blood Thirsty Vampire

New America Media, Op-ed, Angel Luna, Posted: Jul 08, 2010

Once we identified with the dark side of vampires. Now teens connect to the lover’s heart of the blood-suckers.




At The End of World Cup: Arab Americans Reflect on a Pastime

Arab Detroit, News Report, Ameera David, Posted: Jul 07, 2010

Arab Americans will always celebrate soccer as the deep rooted Middle Eastern tradition it is.




Jobs Report Shows Economic Rebound May be Stalling

Philadelphia Tribune, News Report, Christopher Rugaber, Posted: Jul 07, 2010

Employers cut 125,000 jobs last month, the most since October. The loss was driven by the end of 225,000 temporary census jobs.




Is Soccer Frenzy Affecting Your Productivity?

New America Media, News Report, Poornima Weerasekara, Posted: Jul 07, 2010

with almost 80 percent of the world’s population watching every match, is soccer fever good or bad for global productivity?




Field Poll: Brown's Lead Shrinking Fast Among Minorities

New America Media, News Report, Aaron Glantz, Posted: Jul 07, 2010

The new Field Poll shows Brown leading Whitman by a single percentage point, 44 percent to 43 percent.




Bakery Leader's Lawyer Smuggled Hit List from Jail

Chancey Bailey Project, News Report, Thomas Peele, Posted: Jul 07, 2010

Yusuf Bey IV's longtime lawyer smuggled a hit list out of jail in March that named witnesses her client wanted killed to prevent their testimony.




NAACP Calif. President Supports Marijuana Initiative

Black Voice News, News Report, Staff Report, Posted: Jul 07, 2010

The California State NAACP is endorsing a ballot initiative in this November elections to legalize and tax recreational marijuana.




Obama Should Say Yes To NAACP Convention

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

An Obama will again address the NAACP’s annual convention starting July 9 in Kansas City. It just won’t be President Obama.




Obama Takes Action Against Arizona Law SB 1070

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

Yesterday, the Department of Justice filed a long-awaited lawsuit against Arizona’s law SB1070.




The Rise of South Asian-American Poets

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

Neela Banerjee and Pireeni Sundaralingam discuss Indivisible, a compilation of South Asian-American poetry. 





Jobs for Foreign Caregivers Plummet in Canada

Inquirer.net, News Report, Posted: Jul 07, 2010

Job placements for foreign caregivers or nannies in Canada suffered a steep drop -- between 70 and 90 percent -- over the past three months following changes in that country's Foreign Live-in Caregiver Program.




Filipina Boxer Wins WBO Title

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Jul 07, 2010

Fil-Am Ana "The Hurricane" Julaton captured the World Boxing Organization female super bantamweight title with a 10-round split decision victory over Mexican Maria Elena Villalobos at "Rumble at the Rama XII" in Ontario, Canada.




Sex Trafficking - Big Business During the World Cup

La Prensa-San Diego, News Report, Katia Lopez-Hodoyan, Posted: Jul 06, 2010

While some are looking to buy tickets for a soccer match, others are lurking to find a good deal on ‘renting’ a sex slave.




Judge Sets Dates for First SB 1070 Hearings

Univision, News Report, Posted: Jul 06, 2010

The federal judge in Phoenix set the dates for the first two SB 1070 hearings in Arizona.




The Root of Youth Civil Disobedience in Arizona

New America Media, Commentary, Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez, Posted: Jul 06, 2010

We have arrived at a moral precipice. Beyond protesting, people will ask: What am I willing to get arrested for?




Crime-weary Mexican Voters Turn Back Political Clock

New America Media, News Report, Jose Luis Sierra, Posted: Jul 06, 2010

Mexican voters -- demanding action against violence and poverty -- turned out in fairly high numbers for Sunday's state and local elections.




“Stop Snitching” Creator Sentenced to 20 Years

Washington Afro, News Report, Melanie R. Holmes, Posted: Jul 06, 2010

Ronnie Thomas, 36, of Baltimore, created underground DVDs that discouraged witnesses from reporting crimes to the police.




Hope Comes to Arizona Immigrants in Form of Federal Lawsuit

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

The Department of Justice filed a federal lawsuit today to challenge the constitutionality of Arizona’s new immigration law SB 1070.




Black People Least Desirable in Mixed Marriages

NNPA, Commentary, George Curry, Posted: Jul 06, 2010

Black females are in a no-win predicament when it comes to marriage, especially marriage to another African American.




The American Dream Meets Home Alone

New America Media, News Report, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jul 06, 2010

Tze Chun discusses his film, Children of Invention, about a single Chinese-American mother who lures other immigrants into a pyramid scheme.




Black School Nurtured Sole Sister Pro Golfer

Black America Web, News Report, Roscoe Nance, Posted: Jul 06, 2010

Jackson State golf coach Eddie Payton is confident Shasta Averyhardt has the talent to become a productive player on the major circuit.




Cancer Screenings Hard Sell for Korean Americans

SFKorean/New America Media, News Feature, Bo Hee Kim, Posted: Jul 05, 2010

Korean Americans don’t get regular checkups and screenings, underutilizing the health resources available to them.




Transforming the Asian-American Experience Through Film

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jul 05, 2010

Jennifer Phang, director Half-Life, takes the familiar story of an Asian-American family living in California and twists it into something new.




Mehserle Trial -- View from Los Angeles

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Ann Bassette, Posted: Jul 04, 2010

In the midst of a virtual media white out in Los Angeles, activist are paying close attention to the case of The People vs Johannes Mehserle.




Oakland Leaders Come Together to Head off Violence

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Min Lee, Posted: Jul 04, 2010

Civic leaders in Oakland work to head off violence in the wake of the possible acquittal of Johannes Mehserle for killing Oscar Grant.




Non-Native English Speakers Setting New Standard

New America Media, Commentary, Andrès T. Tapia, Posted: Jul 04, 2010

The growing ubiquity of the English language the world over is turning traditional notions of who is and is not a native speaker on its head.




Music in Tehran's Underground

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jul 04, 2010

Singer and songwriter Arash Sobhani talks about his band Kiosk, which was founded in a basement in Tehran.




Arizona Law Encourages Hate Groups

Radio Bilingüe, News Report, Posted: Jul 04, 2010

Emboldened by Arizona's law that makes it a crime to be in the state without documents, armed groups with neo-Nazi ties have started patrolling remote areas of the Arizona desert to deter human smuggling and contraband.




Workers Advocate for California’s Green Economy

New America Media, News Report, Seth Sandronsky, Posted: Jul 04, 2010

Green-collar workers gathered in Sacramento to tell state lawmakers to support laws that create more green jobs.




New Philippines Pres. Aquino Vows to Clean Up Government

New America Media, Video, Odette Keeley, Posted: Jul 03, 2010

During his inauguration as the 15th president of the Philippines, Benigno Aquino III pledged to fight corruption and prioritize the Filipino people's needs above all else.




Embrace Your Independence

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, News Feature, Donny Lumpins and the YO! Radio Crew, Posted: Jul 03, 2010

This week on YO!Radio -- Independence Day: Two young women talk about their attempts to gain self-reliance in today's world.




Mexican Elections -- Day of Reckoning for Calderon

New America Media, News Report, Jose Luis Sierra, Posted: Jul 03, 2010

Tomorrow, Mexicans in 12 states will go to the polls, having a significant effect on the whole county as well as the United States.




Jury Begins Deliberations in Mehserle Murder Trial

New America Media, News Report, Thandisizwe Chimurenga , Posted: Jul 03, 2010

After closing arguments and a rebuttal by the prosecution, jurors started deliberations in the case against ex-BART officer Johannes Mehserle.




California Mulls Mandatory Shot for Whooping Cough

New America Media, News Report, Poornima Weerasekara , Posted: Jul 03, 2010

The recent whooping cough epidemic in California has added momentum to a bill that would make a booster vaccine for the disease mandatory for school kids.




What I'll Tell My Kids About America on Independence Day

L.A. Watts Times, Commentary, Robert Scott, Posted: Jul 03, 2010

An African-American father ponders what he'll tell his children about Independence Day and the legacy of their forefathers.




World Cup Highlights the Immigrant Story

Alianza Metropolitan News, Commentary, Gerardo Fernández, Posted: Jul 03, 2010

All across San Jose, soccer fans are rooting for their home country's team in the World Cup. But the tournament also tells the story of immigration.




Chinese Restaurateurs Fear NYC's New Grading System

World Journal, News Report, Posted: Jul 03, 2010

With the new restaurant grading system here, Chinese restaurants and bakeries in New York City have taken some traditional food off their menus.




Vicky Peláez: Life of an Alleged Spy

El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, Annie Correal and Cristina Lobogerrero, Compiled and Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Jul 02, 2010

Vicky Peláez, who is accused of being a spy for Russia, used to be a TV reporter in Peru, where she was kidnapped by leftist guerillas.




Rejecting SB1070, States Advance Progressive Immigration Policy

New America Media, Op-ed, Suman Raghunathan, Posted: Jul 02, 2010

A growing number of state lawmakers from across the nation are rallying against Arizona's passage of SB1070.




Spies Confess, Except for Vicky Peláez

EFE, News Report, Posted: Jul 02, 2010

The U.S. Attorney General said yesterday that with the exception of Peruvian journalist Vicky Peláez from El Diario La Prensa, individuals charged with belonging to a network of Moscow spies were experienced spies form Russia.




Fewer Poor Kids Getting Free Summer Meals

New America Media, News Report, Vivian Po, Posted: Jul 02, 2010

The reduction of meals due to budget cuts in summer programs jeopardizes the health of 1.9 million low-income children in California.




Reaction to Pride Shooting Exposes Racial Tensions

New America Media, Commentary, Jean Melesaine, Posted: Jul 02, 2010

The shooting of a Black teen during the Gay Pride festivities in San Francisco sparked a wave of fear that some say borders on prejudice.




Gas Station Owners Bear Brunt of BP Consumer Boycott

India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Jul 02, 2010

Many gas station owners are Indian American. And they are struggling to cope with the BP boycott in wake of the oil spill.




Money from China Increases

China Press, News Report, Posted: Jul 02, 2010

With the continuing U.S. recession and the appreciation of the Chinese currency, the Yuan, Chinese Americans are finding it more difficult to send enough money back home to their families.




Prosecution Gives Closing Statement in Mehserle Trial

New America Media, News Report, Thandisizwe Chimurenga , Posted: Jul 02, 2010

The prosecution in the trial of Johannes Mehserle urged the jury to convict the former BART police officer of second-degree murder.




New America Now: Asian-American Films and Poetry

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jul 02, 2010

Two directors–Jennifer Phang and Tze Chun–talk about their films and the first anthology of South Asian-American poetry is published.




For One Man, 15-Minute Wait for HIV Results Feels Like Hours

NNPA, News Report, Pharoh Martin, Posted: Jul 02, 2010

For 15 minutes, Austin Weatherington rewinds the last seven months of his sex life and reflects on every encounter.




La Plebe Rocks It for the People

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Commentary, Words/Photos: Walter Lopez//RAW Video: Josue Rojas, Posted: Jul 01, 2010

The term (and name) ‘La Plebe’ roughly translates into ‘the people,’ and the music that the band makes justifies the name.




Unemployed Want Government to Generate Jobs

Final Call, News Report, Nisa Islam Muhammad, Posted: Jul 01, 2010

The Local Jobs for America Act was introduced by Chairman George Miller (D-Calif.) of the House Education and Labor Committee.




Advocates Praise Immigration Speech, Wait For Action

New America Media, News Analysis, Marcelo Ballvé, Posted: Jul 01, 2010

Advocates praise Obama for elevating the immigration debate, but say the administration has fallen short on taking decisive actions.




Meet the New Face of BP's Damage Control Campaign

New America Media, Interview, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Jul 01, 2010

Darryl Willis is the public face of BP. He is the VP of Resources for BP America and in charge of handling the legion of damage claims from the spill.




6-Year-Old on Terrorist Watch List

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Jul 01, 2010

The Department of Homeland Security placed a six-year-old native of Cleveland, Ohio, on its “terrorist watch list."




Oakland's Small Businesses Brace for Oscar Grant Verdict

New America Media, News Report, Poornima Weerasekara, Posted: Jul 01, 2010

Immigrant businesses prepare for a repeat of riots triggered by a police shooting in Oakland. City authorities recommend plywood and deadbolts.