Massacre in Mexico Motivated by Money

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Aug 31, 2010

Relatives of the 72 Central American immigrants whose bodies were found in Tamaulipas, Mexico said the victims were killed because their family members were unable to pay a ransom for their lives, La Opinión reports.




Hate Crime in Baltimore

El Tiempo Latino, News Report, Posted: Aug 31, 2010

The murder of a Honduran man in Baltimore has raised the red flag in the metropolitan area regarding a possible trend of hate attacks against immigrants, El Tiempo Latino reports.




ICE to Suspend Some Deportations

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

The head of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has ordered a change in deportation policy.




Obama’s Iraq Withdrawal Is a Great Deal for Progressives

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Aug 31, 2010

The Iraq withdrawal by any measure is a solid administration accomplishment and Obama deserves the cheers for that.




Vietnam to Spend Millions to Train Nuclear Power Workforce

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Aug 31, 2010

Vietnam plans to build nuclear power plants in five provinces by 2030, and needs to train more people with the expertise to work in the industry.




U.S. War in Philippines Led to Vietnam, Iraq, Says New Film

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Aug 31, 2010

A new film that depicts the Philippine-American War as the seed of U.S. intervention in Vietnam and Iraq premiered in the Philippines.




Following Faith: Adopted, Chinese and Jewish

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Aug 31, 2010

What is it like for a child who is adopted from China and must learn a new language, customs and family?




Oh, No, It's a Girl! South Asians Flock to Sex-Selection Clinics in U.S.

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Aug 31, 2010

Advertising online, U.S. fertility clinics are getting rich by exploiting deep cultural biases in India and other countries where sex-selection procedures are illegal.




With or Without Papers—The Same Life in a Labor Camp

New America Media, News Report, David Bacon, Posted: Aug 31, 2010

Undocumented workers and guest workers face the same problem when it comes to working: jobs are far and few in between.




Neverending Journey: A Chinese Elder’s Casino-Bus Nightmare

Sing Tao Daily/New America Media, News Report, Lotus Chau , Posted: Aug 30, 2010

They call him Old Li (in photo with cap). Too ashamed to return to China, he endlessly rides buses from New York to casinos. Not gambling, he lives on rebate coupons.




Glenn Beck's Rally—the View from a T-Shirt

New America Media, Photo Essay, Alex Moe, Posted: Aug 30, 2010

Glenn Beck claimed that his weekend mega-rally in Washington, D.C., was about "restoring America's honor." Here are some of the mixed messages his supporters sent out—on T-shirts.




Afghanistan Is Obama’s War

Philadelphia Tribune, News Analysis, Zack Burgess, Posted: Aug 30, 2010

A majority of Americans see the war in Afghanistan as a lost cause and, unfortunately, see the surge by President Barack Obama as a lost cause, too.




Black Muslims: Left Out of the National Conversation on Islam

Amsterdam News, News Report, Stephon Johnson and Orobosa Igbinedio, Posted: Aug 30, 2010

A 2007 Pew Center study found that 35 percent of all American Muslims were born here. Of that 35 percent, 20 percent are African-American.




Should “Payday Loans” Be Outlawed?

NNPA, Commentary, Posted: Aug 30, 2010

The “Payday Loan” industry is providing loans to people traditional financial institutions cannot, or will not serve




Sorrow in South Carolina

Final Call , News Report, Brian E. Muhammad, Posted: Aug 30, 2010

Alarm and anger gripped South Carolina when news broke about the murder of two toddlers allegedly by their own mother.




Steele, Republicans May Be Split on Immigration Reform

Washington Afro, News Report, Staff, Posted: Aug 30, 2010

Steele, speaking on Univision, said the views of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer don’t necessarily represent of all Republicans.




California Snubbed On 'Race To The Top' School Cash - Again

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

California has fallen short in its second and final bid to win a controversial federal Race to the Top school-reform grant.




Vietnamese Americans, the BP Spill, and the Lessons of Katrina

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

Unlike some ethnic groups, the Vietnamese community reinvented itself after the hurricane—and learned lessons that are proving critical to its post-BP survival.




Higher Ground Needed on Ground Zero Mosque Debate

New America Media, Commentary, Hasan Zillur Rahim, Posted: Aug 29, 2010

What Feisal Abdul Rauf, the would-be imam of the Islamic cultural center near ground zero, should say to elevate the discussion around the center to a higher ground.




“Judge Tani,” Pride of Filipinos, Is Confirmed to Head CA Supreme Court

New America Media, News Report, Story by Odette Keeley, Photo by Vic Valbuena Bareng, Posted: Aug 28, 2010

Cantil-Sakauye would be the state’s first Asian-American chief justice, presiding over one of the largest court systems in the world. Supporters hope their kids will think, “I can be like her."




Chinese Rescue Team Reaches Pakistan

China Daily USA, News Report, Qin Jize, Posted: Aug 28, 2010

55 Chinese international rescue team, along with their relief aid, arrived at Islamabad on Thursday to help the victims of one of Pakistan's worst natural disasters.




Repeal of Birthright Citizenship: Déjà-Vu for Japanese Americans

Pacific Citizen, News Analysis, Nalea J. Ko and Caroline Aoyagi-Stom, Posted: Aug 28, 2010

Arguments to repeal birthright citizenship for U.S.-born children of undocumented immigrants smack of the same racist arguments presented in the 40's.




Reforming D.C.’s Juvenile Justice System: the Critics vs. What Really Works

New America Media, Commentary, David Muhammad, Posted: Aug 28, 2010

The way to fix what’s broken is to adopt long-term approaches that are proven to work. But critics still see this as coddling criminals.




Slave for Los Zetas Speaks Out

El Universal, News Report, Posted: Aug 28, 2010

A woman who was forced to work as a cook for Los Zetas shared her story with the Mexican newspaper El Universal.




Hate Can Come in Black and Brown

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Aug 27, 2010

A new and ugly wave of racially motivated violence pits African-Americans against Latinos in N.Y and L.A.




California Border Schools to Ask Students for Papers

La Opinión, News Report, Claudia Núñez, Translated by Jacob Simas and Elena Shore, Posted: Aug 27, 2010

Some districts will soon begin implementing a controversial measure meant to keep nonresidents out of U.S. schools.




Mexico's Migrants Outraged by Massacre

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

Immigrant organizations, mothers of the disappeared and coordinators of shelters for deportees blame the Mexican government for the massacre of 72 Central and South Americans in Tamaulipas.




San Francisco School Enrollment: Get in Line or Get Left Behind

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Audio, Donny Lumpkins and the YO! Radio Crew, Posted: Aug 27, 2010

It’s the time of year when so many young people are going back to school. For parents and teens in San Francisco this time can be especially stressful.




China Tourists Tense After Manila Killings

China Daily USA, News Report, Shi Yingying and Li Jing, Posted: Aug 27, 2010

Monday's killings of Hong Kong tourists in Manila has caused some Chinese travelers to cancel their plans to go to the Philippines.




American Online Gamer Sues NCsoft for Internet Addiction

Korea Daily, News Report, Hyung-eun Kim , Posted: Aug 27, 2010

A Hawaii-resident sues NCsoft, a Korean game giant, claiming that he became so addicted to Lineage II, a popular role-playing game launched by the company in 2003.




Lessons from the Mexico Massacre

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

An editorial in La Opinión connects the massacre of 72 migrants in Mexico to U.S. immigration policy.




FBI Jeopardizing Muslim Civil Rights, Say Activists

India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Aug 27, 2010

Civil liberties organizations are claiming that the constitutional rights of Muslim Americans are in jeopardy after the FBI said it needs no suspicion of wrongdoing before it initiates surveillance.




How U.S. Fears Over Flood Play Into Pakistan Army's Hands

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

By framing the flood as a security issue, Pakistan is playing the only card it has—the terror threat—and the U.S. will pay the price.




New America Now: Acknowledging the "Other"

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

A look at race relations in current news, a fiction story and a documentary on adoption.




Atwal Becomes First India-Born Player to Win PGA Tour Event

Desitalk.com, News Report, Posted: Aug 27, 2010

Journeyman professional golfer Arjun Atwal, 38, became the first India-born player, as well as the first qualifier in 24 years, to win a PGA Tour event on Sunday, shooting a 3-under-par 67 to secure a one-shot victory at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C.




The Education of a Vietnamese-American Writer

New America Media, News Feature, Andrew Lam, Posted: Aug 27, 2010

An author reflects on a decision years ago to choose a creative writing program on his path to becoming a writer.




WHO ASKED US?: Report Cards for Teachers? New Law Gives CA Students a Voice

New America Media, Commentary, Elena Kadvany, Posted: Aug 27, 2010

The law, passed over objections of the powerful California Teachers Association, comes amid a huge controversy over teacher evaluations by the L.A. Times.




Detroit: America’s True Ground Zero

NNPA, Op-ed, Juliane Malveaux, Posted: Aug 26, 2010

How many underwater mortgages are there in Detroit? How much abandoned housing? Which services have been curtailed?




Wyclef's New Fight

Final Call, News Report, Eric Ture Muhammad, Posted: Aug 26, 2010

Mr. Jean was excluded from an original field of 34 by Haitian officials without explanation. Election officials did say the decision was final.




Understanding Montana Fishburne—Sex Tapes, Celebrity and Race

Racialicious.com, Commentary, Andrea (AJ) Plaid, Posted: Aug 26, 2010

Sex, I thought, would lead to gravitas, to being taken seriously by the people I wanted to be, who were in the stage of life I thought I was in.




Hong Kong Still Reeling from Manila Hostage Crisis

Sing Tao Daily, ABS-CBN News, South China Morning Post, News Report, Posted: Aug 26, 2010

Former Manila Police officer Roberto Mendoza held a bus of tourists from Hong Kong hostage for 11 hours on Monday.




N. Korea Agrees to Release American Detainee

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Aug 26, 2010

North Korean media have paid keen attention to former U.S. President Jimmy Carter's visit to the communist nation August 24 to secure the release of a Boston native held in the country since last year.




Rescuing Cambodia with an Accordion—the Man Who Would Be Prime Minister

New America Media, Video, Mike Siv, Posted: Aug 26, 2010

Daran Kravanh, who survived Cambodia’s Killing Fields by playing the accordion, is risking his life again by running for prime minister in his native country.




How Katrina Changed Versailles: A Conversation with Leo Chiang

New America Media, Question & Answer, Sandip Roy, Posted: Aug 26, 2010

A documentary filmmaker discusses how the Vietnamese-Americans of east New Orleans lost their homes in the flood but found their voice.




Mitrice! Now the Real Investigation Begins

Los Angeles Sentinel, News Report, Yussuf J. Simmonds, Posted: Aug 25, 2010

Mitrice Richardson went missing on September 17, 2009 after being released into a remote area by the Lost Hills/Malibu Sheriff's department.




Outsourcing The War: Ugandans in Iraq

San Francisco Bayview, Video, Posted: Aug 25, 2010

U.S. troops who are leaving Iraq will be replaced by employees of private military contractors.




Filipino Workers Abroad Become 'Techies'

Philippine Daily Inquirer, News Report, Posted: Aug 25, 2010

Apart from sending billions of dollars home, overseas Filipino workers have turned into modern wizards, showing family members and friends the ways of modern technology during their stay abroad.




Oakland Cool—Businesses Grow, Violent Reputation Continues

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Ann Bassette, Posted: Aug 25, 2010

Forbes Magazine has named Oakland, Calif., the fifth-coolest city in the country. Can the city known for violence forge a new image?




Diving Into Black History

Los Angeles Watts Times, News Report, Chico C. Norwood, Posted: Aug 25, 2010

A group of African American explorers will head to Florida to take part in uncovering the a slave ship that crashed enroute to Cuba.




Philippines' Unlikely Love Affair with Basketball

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

It might be a country where the average height is 5'6", but this doesn't stop Filipinos from being crazy about basketball.




Home Alone at 90—NY Chinatown's Isolated Elders

Sing Tao Daily/New America Media, News Report, Lotus Chau, Posted: Aug 25, 2010

Recent deaths in New York’s Chinatown have focused new attention on elderly immigrants living—and dying—without family or friends.




Mexico Serves up Another Miss Universe

Univision.com, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Aug 24, 2010

Twenty-two-year-old Mexican Jimena Navarrete Aug. 23 was declared the most beautiful woman in the universe.




Israel to Deport Hundreds of Filipino Kids

Filipinoreporter.com, News Report, Posted: Aug 24, 2010

The Israeli government's recent decision to deport some 400 children of immigrant workers who are living in the country on expired visas is viewed by some as harsh.




Love at First Bite: San Jose's Green Chorizo Tacos

Silicon Valley DeBug, Video, Video: Fernando J. Perez//Photos: Abe Menor, Posted: Aug 24, 2010

The unique tacos served up by Las Huastecas owner Cuauhtemoc Lopez are inspired by his youth in Toluca, in the state of Mexico.




Ground Zero Mosque: Why Some Muslims Don't Want It, Either

New America Media, Commentary, Parvez Sharma, Posted: Aug 24, 2010

One NY immigrant asks, ‘How can I go and pray in a place that will cause so much pain to so many people?'




Beck’s Shameful Dishonor of King Nothing New for Conservatives

New America Media, News Report, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Aug 24, 2010

Since the Reagan era, right-wingers have been trying to co-opt the civil rights leader as one of their own.




Kansas Republican Apologizes for Linking to Racist Rant in Campaign

India West, News Report, Richard Springer, Posted: Aug 23, 2010

Kansas congressional candidate Mike Pompeo apologized for his campaign calling a racist rant against his Indian American opponent a "good read."




Fewer Than Half of Black Males Graduate From High School

Washington Afro, News Report, Staff, Posted: Aug 23, 2010

Among high school seniors, only 47 percent of Black youths earned their diploma in the 2007-2008 school year, versus 78 percent of white youths.




No More Mosques in America?

Final Call, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Aug 23, 2010

To his credit, President Barack Obama has supported the right of Muslims to build the controversial mosque in New York City.




Franz Schurmann: A Curious, Restless American Soul

New America Media, Op-ed, Andrew Lam, Posted: Aug 23, 2010

How the late co-founder of Pacific News Service inspired a young Vietnamese refugee to become a writer and discover the world.




PNS Co-founder Franz Schurmann Dies

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Aug 23, 2010

Schurmann—a renowned journalist and scholar who spoke 12 languages fluently and wrote books on China, the Vietnam war, and Nixon—was 84.




Latino Baseball Fans Reluctant to Join Arizona Boycott

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

Despite calls to boycott the Arizona Diamondbacks, some Latino baseball fans continue to support their team.




African Americans Doubt Education System in New Orleans

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Staff, Posted: Aug 23, 2010

A recent study found that 64 percent of Black New Orleans residents were “very worried” that their children won’t get a good education.




California's Inland Empire Kids Sink Deeper Into Poverty

Black Voice News, News Report, Chris Levister, Posted: Aug 23, 2010

One in five San Bernardino County children live in poverty, compared to one in six or 16% before the recession began.




Black Community Thrives in Taiwan

Oakland Post, News Report, Daniel D. Zarazua , Posted: Aug 23, 2010

There’s no question that the residents of African descent in this Asian economic powerhouse are contributing to a vibrant lifestyle.




Latino Soldiers Returning from Iraq

La Opinión, News Report, Antonieta Cadiz, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Aug 22, 2010

One Latina soldier says the toughest part about fighting in the Iraq war is coming home.




Jewish Leaders Join Support for Ground Zero Mosque

New America Media, News Report, Jonah Lowenfeld, Posted: Aug 22, 2010

Los Angeles religious leaders from a variety of faiths voiced their support for plans to build a mosque near Ground Zero in New York.




More Organ Donors of All Races Needed

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Aug 22, 2010

More than 7 million Californians have signed up on the state’s registry for organ and tissue donors, but more donors, especially from diverse racial and ethnic groups, are needed.




Should Indian Americans Simplify Their Names?

San Jose Beez, Commentary, Rajesh C. Oza, Anupama R. Oza, Posted: Aug 21, 2010

Should Savita become Sammy and Raj become Roger? Two Indian voices debate the pros and cons of "Americanizing" your ethnic identity.




Farewell Mario Obledo

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Aug 21, 2010

Mario Guerra Obledo, who passed away in Sacramento this week, devoted more than 50 years to fighting for civil rights.




Smog Chokes Families in the Central Valley

Vida en el Valle, News Report, Posted: Aug 21, 2010

A group of Latino residents from California’s San Joaquin Valley traveled to Sacramento to make policymakers aware of harmful levels of air pollution in their communities.




Cardiologist in Rural Arizona Runs for Congress

India West, News Report, Posted: Aug 21, 2010

An Indian American cardiologist in rural Arizona, who is running in the August 24 primary to be the Republican candidate to Congress, says he supports SB 1070.




No Surprise So Many Think Obama’s Muslim

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Aug 21, 2010

A new Pew Research Center poll found a large increase in the number of Republicans who believe that Obama is a Muslim.




Eco-Friendly Richmond Plunge Pool Reopens

New America Media, Video, Min Lee, Posted: Aug 20, 2010

After years of renovation, a historic Richmond, CA, swimming pool reopens better—and greener—than ever.




Right Wing's Efforts to Claim Dr. King's Legacy Condemned

Final Call, News Report, Askia Muhammad, Posted: Aug 20, 2010

A planned march led by Glenn Beck on the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington draws the ire of civil rights leaders.




Bigotry Blossoms Online

Los Angeles Sentinel, News Report, Denzel Codrington, Posted: Aug 20, 2010

Many users take advantage of the anonymity that the Internet allows to spew hatred in comments on various blogs.




Young and Almost Famous

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Commentary, Donny Lumpkins and the YO!Radio Crew, Posted: Aug 20, 2010

Our desire for wealth and fame has intrigued American society for ages, even today, young people hope to grab on to the tailcoats of the fame monster. This week on YO!Radio we talk to two young people who like so many of their peers are just waiting for their time in the limelight.




Cops Arrested in Murder of Mexican Mayor

La Jornada, News Report, Posted: Aug 20, 2010

Six city police officers were arrested Friday in connection with the killing of a Mexican mayor.




New America Now: The Sports Edition

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Aug 20, 2010

New America Now plays ball - the Philippines' love affair with basketball, a soccer team of refugees, and a Dominican baseball player's adventures in Iowa.




Bobby Fischer Not Filipina's Father

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

A DNA test on former chess champion Bobby Fischer’s corpse has shown that he was not the father of a Filipino girl.




Indian Films Can Be Indie, Too

New America Media, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Aug 20, 2010

Two new dark comedies are testing the American public's appetite for Indian films that have nothing to do with Bollywood.




New Study Asks: Is Your Home Trying to Kill You?

New America Media, Question & Answer, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Aug 20, 2010

A new study shows that products from plastics to electronics may be filling our homes with toxic chemicals.




Hiring Process for the Next San Jose Police Chief Will Set the Tone

San Jose Beez , Op-ed, Pete Carillo, Raj Jayadev, Posted: Aug 19, 2010

With the Police Chief retiring, a new moment of possibility has arrived for building trust between communities of color and the police department.




Latinos Hardest Hit by Foreclosures in California

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Aug 19, 2010

Latinos are the group hardest hit by California's real estate foreclosures.




Arizona Immigrants Create New Model of Organizing

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

Arizona isn’t just a laboratory for anti-immigrant laws. It is also the epicenter of a new type of neighborhood-based organizing for immigrants' rights.




Summer Sun Alert: Minorities Need to Protect Against Skin Cancer, Too

New America Media, News Feature, Erin N. Marcus , Posted: Aug 19, 2010

With melanoma rates skyrocketing, Latinos and blacks are more likely to be diagnosed later, making treatment harder.




Wyclef Jean for President of Haiti. Will He Be Another Aristide?

NNPA, News Analysis, Dr. Ron Daniels, Posted: Aug 18, 2010

Two weeks ago on CNN's Larry King Live the multi-Platinum, multi-Grammy Award winning recording artist and cultural icon Wyclef Jean made the long anticipated announcement that he will be a candidate for president of the Republic of Haiti.




Sen. Ted Stevens—'Friend to Native Alaskans'

The Tundra Drums , News Report, Alex Demarban, Posted: Aug 18, 2010

Native Alaskans say the late U.S. senator, whose funeral was held on Wednesday, did more for their communities than anyone else.




Here’s Why the Broadband Debate Matters for You

ColorLines, News Report, Jamilah King, Posted: Aug 18, 2010

Here’s a primer on what the Google-Verizon proposal is all about, and why it matters to communities of color.




CA State Assembly Passes Human Rights Reporting Bill

Sans Francisco Bay View, News Report, Staff, Posted: Aug 18, 2010

California could become the first state to comply with key provisions of a U.N. treaty ratified 16 years ago.




Standing Up for Homeless Vets at Stand Downs

New America Media, Video, Video by Jacob Simas, Text by Aaron Glantz, Posted: Aug 18, 2010

More than 100,000 veterans are homeless nationwide. Recently, 400 in California got to “Stand Down” for a day.




Seven NY Companies Shut Down for Defrauding Immigrants

El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, Posted: Aug 18, 2010

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday that seven companies in the city have been shut down after an investigation found that they were offering fraudulent legal services to immigrants.




Lessons from the Anglo-Afghan War

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Aug 18, 2010

Tamim Ansary's novel The Widow's Husband is set in an Afghanistan of British colonial times. But it carries lessons for the conflict today.




CDC Report: AIDS Is a Black—and Poor—Disease

Sac Observer, News Report, George E. Curry, Posted: Aug 18, 2010

Although blacks are barely 13 percent of the U.S. population, they represent 45 percent of people infected with HIV each year




Textile Training Center Means Hope for Haiti

AFRO, News Report, Melissa Jones, Posted: Aug 18, 2010

Months after the devastating earthquake that ravaged Haiti, new economic hope is beginning to emerge for the people of the impoverished country.




Mexican Journalists Protest Violence

La Jornada, News Report, Posted: Aug 18, 2010

Hundreds of Mexican journalists conducted protested to demand that the federal government do more to protect journalists from increasing violence.




Vietnamese-American Bank Sold to Filipino Buyers

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Aug 18, 2010

One of only two community banks serving “Little Saigon” in Orange County is being sold to a family-owned Filipino company, pending approval by the FDIC.




Pakistan May Take Years to Recover from Floods

Pakistan Link, News Report, Posted: Aug 18, 2010

The Red Cross says it could take five years to rebuild Pakistan after devastating floods that have killed as many as 1,600 people and affected another 20 million.




Latinos Among Suicides in Border Patrol

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

Two Latinos are among the Border Patrol agents who committed suicide in the last two years.




A Third-Party Choice For Blacks and Other Marginalized Voters

Black Star News, News Report, Frederick Alexander Meade, Posted: Aug 17, 2010

Will the Freedom Party, embracing populism, breath new life into New York politics?




New U.S. Senate Bill Means Healthier Lunches in Schools

Bay State Banner, News Report, Caitlin Yoshiko Buysse, Posted: Aug 17, 2010

In a unanimous vote the U.S. Senate approved a bill that will provide billions of dollars for child nutrition.




Four Jailed Danziger Cops Seek to Overturn Judge’s Bond Denial

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Staff, Posted: Aug 17, 2010

Attorneys representing the jailed New Orleans police officers accused in the Danziger Bridge shootings are looking for bail for their clients.




Arab Media: Ground Zero Mosque Debate a Test for Obama

New America Media, Roundup, Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Aug 17, 2010

Obama said Muslims have the right to build a mosque near Ground Zero, but he did not say whether he thinks it’s a good idea.




Eating Rich, Living Sick—U.S. Bangladeshi Elders Hit Hard by Diabetes

Bangla Patrika/New America Media, News Report, Abu Taher, Posted: Aug 17, 2010

Older Bangladeshis in the U.S. suffer from unusually high rates of diabetes. Experts say unhealthy diet is just one factor.




Pakistan Floods: Why Should We Care?

Chowk.com, Commentary, Ethan Casey, Posted: Aug 16, 2010

All indicators are pointing toward an enormous, long-term human tragedy unfolding in Pakistan, and we need to do something about it.




Grass Greener in South Korea for Korean Americans

Korea Daily, News Report, Sang Tae Choi, Translated by Aruna Lee, Posted: Aug 16, 2010

Korean Americans with environmental experience are flocking to work in South Korea, which is spending 2 percent of its GDP on a green agenda.




Gay Couples Can Now Adopt Kids in Mexico City

EFE, News Report, Posted: Aug 16, 2010

The Mexican Supreme Court today approved adoption by same-sex couples in Mexico City.




1 in Every 4 Blacks Underemployed, More Black Women Jobless

Black Voice News, News Report, Staff, Posted: Aug 16, 2010

The jobless rate for Blacks continues to be nearly twice that of whites. And Black men continue to have the highest rate of unemployment of any group.




Fourteen Examples of Systemic Racism in the U.S. Criminal Justice System

Louisiana Weekly, Commentary, Bill Quigley , Posted: Aug 16, 2010

Saying the US criminal system is racist may be politically controversial in some circles. But the facts are overwhelming.




Aiyana Stanley-Jones’ Death Sparks Conflict over Detroit 1-8-7

San Francisco Bayview, News Report, Diane Bukowski, Posted: Aug 16, 2010

Controversy about the new show has swirled in the wake of the May 16 killing of 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones by Detroit police.




600 Home Runs Is Not What it Used To Be

Los Angeles Sentinel, Commentary, Jason Lewis , Posted: Aug 16, 2010

Over Major League Baseball's first 102 years there were only three players to join the 600-homerun club.




Obama Signs Bill to Save Education Jobs

Washington Afro, News Report, Melissa Jones, Posted: Aug 16, 2010

Funds allocated through a federal $10 billion Education Jobs Fund will support elementary and secondary schools.




A Poet's Guide Through San Francisco

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Min Lee and Eming Piansay, Posted: Aug 16, 2010

City of Stairways, a new anthology published by the WritersCorps project, looks at San Francisco through the eyes of its young poets, artists and photographers.




Tony Lam Returns to Politics

Bolsavik, News Report, Posted: Aug 16, 2010

The first Vietnamese American elected to political office in the United States is returning to politics with a run for a local sanitary board seat.




Brooklyn's Bloody 2010: 61 Shootings, 76 Victims in Just 8 Months

Amsterdam News, News Report, Cyril Josh Barker, Posted: Aug 16, 2010

Numerous shootings riddled the city this past weekend, but the story of gun violence is all too familiar in Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood.




Black Men Killing Each Other—the Tragic Toll

Philadelphia Tribune, News Report, Larry Miller, Posted: Aug 16, 2010

The murder of Blease Eric Burno was one of those tragedies that has become all too familiar across the U.S.




Haitians Hope for Humanitarian Parole

New America Media, Video, Josue Rojas, Posted: Aug 15, 2010

A delegation of lawyers and doctors from the Bay Area went to Haiti in March to assess possible candidates for so-called humanitarian parole to the United States because of their dire situations. NAM videographer Josue Rojas joined the delegation and filed these reports.




International Community Must not Neglect Haitians

New America Media, Question & Answer, Erin Marcus, Posted: Aug 15, 2010

Haiti needs to rebuild from the ground up and in the area of health care that means a long term commitment from the international community.




Undocumented Chinese Immigrants at a Crossroads

China Press, News Report, Posted: Aug 15, 2010

Undocumented Chinese immigrants in Arizona face heightened stress and an uncertain future in the aftermath of Arizona's new immigration law,




An African American Director in Japan

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

Aaron Woolfolk on being the first African American making a feature film in Japan. It's about a black man who journeys to rural Japan after his son's death.




Social Security Turns 75 Under Fiscal Fire

New America Media, News Analysis, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Aug 14, 2010

As Social Security celebrates its 75th birthday, deficit hawks are circling it, claiming that cuts won’t harm today’s seniors. But ethnic elders remain vulnerable.




More People Opting for Smaller Social Security Benefit

“Balitang America” – ABS-CBN International, News Report, Posted: Aug 14, 2010

The Social Security Administration said more people are deciding to retire early simply because they can’t find employment.




Claim Your Change, Protect the Environment

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Min Lee, Posted: Aug 13, 2010

A young Santa Cruz surfer, Kyle Theirmann, received the Peter Benchley Ocean Award for his environmental work in Chile, where he raised awareness and fought against the coal power plant that was scheduled to be built. He then created a campaign titled Claim Your Change to fight environmental destruction.




She Eats Prays Loves (and Goes Home)

New America Media, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Aug 13, 2010

Eat Pray Love is another example of a "journey" film where a Westerner finds herself in the East. But where do Indonesians and Indians go away to get their groove back?




In Death, Mitrice Richardson Leaves Many Questions Unanswered

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

The discovery of Mitrice Richardson's remains this week is not the end of the mystery behind her disappearance. Issues of race still cloud how her case was handled.




Young Entrepreneurs Doing Small Business in a Big Way

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Audio, Donny Lumpkins and the YO! Radio Crew, Posted: Aug 13, 2010

For young people the idea of having their own businesses and making a living is a leap of faith, a struggle and an adventure.




New America Now: Black in Japan, Brits in Afghanistan, Homeless in Central Valley

New America Media, News Report, Sandip Roy, Posted: Aug 13, 2010

An African American travels to rural Japan to recover his son's paintings. A disastrous retreat by the British from Afghanistan. Farmworkers, hungry and homeless, in the Central Valley.




The Coptic Grave

BelAhdan, Commentary, Ahmed Tharwat, Posted: Aug 13, 2010

Ramadan, the holy Muslim month began Wednesday. Here, the writer reflects on being Muslim in the U.S. and a recent visit to his village, where his closest friend was from the only Christian family there.




Vietnam Ranks High for Internet Users

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Aug 13, 2010

Vietnam is among the Top 20 Internet-using countries in the world, according to the U.S.-based Pingdom website monitoring service.




How Does Revisiting 14th Amendment Hurt Blacks?

Black America Web, Commentary, Gregory Kane, Posted: Aug 13, 2010

There have been those hysterically shrieking that Sen. Lindsey Graham and other Republicans want to “repeal” the 14th Amendment.




Not Ready for Kindergarten? Save California $700 Million

New America Media, News Report, Deirdre Ruscitti, Posted: Aug 13, 2010

For almost two decades California has tried to change the enrollment date for kindergarten. The recession might just make it happen.




Mandarin is Growing in U.S.

China Daily USA, News Report, Chen Weihua and Tang Yinzi, Posted: Aug 13, 2010

With an increasing number of Mandarin speakers from China moving overseas, Mandarin is challenging Cantonese as the dominant language in America's Chinese communities.




When Did We All Turn Blond?

New America Media, Op-ed, Rene Ciria-Cruz, Posted: Aug 13, 2010

Sales of blond hair dye have skyrocketed in recent years, non-whites are ditching their natural hair colors and turning into Barbies and Kens.




Poll: Spanish Media Popular Among English-Speaking Latinos

Univision, News Report, Posted: Aug 13, 2010

A new poll finds that English-speaking Latinos are turning to Spanish-language media for news, sports and entertainment coverage, and the cultural connection it provides.




Filipinos Hail Late Sen. Stevens as a Friend of WWll Vets

GMANews.TV, News Report, Posted: Aug 12, 2010

The Filipino community in the United States is mourning the death of former Alaska Senator Theodore Stevens, who supported Filipino Veterans Equity Bill.




Embattled Waters Finds Solace On Home Turf

Black Voice News, News Report, Chris Levister, Posted: Aug 12, 2010

Waters has been at the center of a political firestorm since the House Ethics Committee charged the formidable Democrat with violating ethics rules.




Wyclef Brings Excitement to Haiti's Politics

Final Call, News Report, Eric Toure Muhammad, Posted: Aug 12, 2010

The Haitian-born entertainer is attempting a difficult transition—from Grammy-award winning recording artist to leader of a nation.




Old Epic Story, New Twist

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Aug 12, 2010

A modern way of story telling, through a graphic novel, to tell a story more than 2,000 years old.




Did Oakland Police Go Overboard After Mehserle's Verdict?

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

Of the 78 arrests during the protest, 57 were for misdemeanor charges and a handful of people were booked on serious crimes.




Helping Ethnic Elders Avoid the Nursing Home Nightmare

St. Louis American/New America Media, News Report, Rebecca S. Rivas, Posted: Aug 12, 2010

Some useful tips and resources can help ethnic elders and their families avoid the turmoil of a nursing home placement.




Gulf Coast Vietnamese Fishermen Face Uncertain Future

Pacific Citizen, News Report, Posted: Aug 12, 2010

Vietnamese American fishermen face an uncertain future after officials from Louisiana fisheries reopened the Gulf waters.




New Black Panthers Look to Clear the Air in Harlem

Amsterdam News, News Report, Stephon Johnson, Posted: Aug 12, 2010

New Black Panther leaders gathered at Sylvia’s Restaurant in Harlem to address accusations of voter intimidation.




The U.S.-Mexico Border Is Safer Than You Think

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Aug 11, 2010

Could the U.S.-Mexico border be one of the safest regions in the country? A new poll suggests that border residents feel safe.




La frontera México-Estados Unidos es más segura de lo que parece

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Aug 11, 2010

Las últimas estadísticas que demuestran que la frontera entre Estados Unidos y México es en realidad una de las regiones más seguras del país.




The Watts Riots—Forty-Five Years after the Flames

New America Media, Op-ed, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Aug 11, 2010

Forty five years after the riots in Watts, not much has changed. Poverty and unemployment and neglect remain.




Arab Media Mum on BlackBerry Controversy

New America Media, Commentary, Mohammad Ozeir, Posted: Aug 11, 2010

The internet is abuzz with news of the showdown between BlackBerry and some Arab governments. But why was it not front page news in Arab media?




Seniors of Color Hit Hard by Economic Insecurity

Asian Journal, News Report, Miko Santos, Posted: Aug 11, 2010

Jan says she did everything right but still ended up sharing a room with eight other elderly women.




Jainism Transverses an Ocean

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

When monks can't travel by boat, plane or bus, how do they get from India to California?




Fusion Wars! Which Asian Taco Reigns Supreme?

KoreAm, News Report, Oliver Saria, Posted: Aug 10, 2010

MexiKorean, Chino-Latino or Mex-Saigon food — the best-tasting fusion usually refers back to essential elements of the traditional taco.




Children to Obama: Stop the Raids

Impulso, News Report, Alicia Estrada, Posted: Aug 10, 2010

The demonstrators in Los Angeles also called for a halt to the Arizona law known as SB 1070 and an end to ICE raids.




Katrina Pain Index -- Five Years Later

New Orleans Agenda, News Report, Bill Quigley, Posted: Aug 10, 2010

Five years after Katrina, the most liberal estimates are that 141,000 fewer people live in the metro New Orleans area.




Free Press Targets Blacks and Women for Net Neutrality Campaign

NNPA, News Report, Yaounde Olu, Posted: Aug 10, 2010

According to the Free Press, the core supporters of Net Neutrality are affluent whites, who, have easy access to broadband.




Nine Extraordinary Paths

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Aug 10, 2010

In a high-tech India, it is the ordinary men and women who follow paths of faith that stick out in William Dalrymple's book, Nine Lives




High Teacher Turnover: Reality of an LA Urban School

La Opinión/New America Media, News Feature, Yolanda Arenales, Posted: Aug 10, 2010

ACLU filed a lawsuit alleging that the high teacher turnover at Markham was a violation of the students’ right to an education.




Daphne Kwok: "Eyes and Ears" of Asian American Community

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

Obama has picked Daphne Kwok to chair the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.




Ind. Man Arrested After Story in Filipino Cockfight Magazine

Asian Journal, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Aug 10, 2010

Indiana man arrested after authorities were tipped off by an interview he gave a Filipino cockfighting magazine about his rooster breeding operation.




Six Vietnamese Writers Awarded Human Rights Prize

Vietnam Review, News Report, Posted: Aug 10, 2010

An international human rights group honored six Vietnamese writers for their contributions to free expression in the cause of democracy.




Ground Zero Mosque Controversy Highlights Islamophobia

Pakistan Link, Commentary, Ibrahim Hooper, Posted: Aug 09, 2010

The reaction from the American right to the idea of a mosque near Ground Zero exposes those who are intent on marginalizing American Muslims.




NY Anti-prison Gerrymandering Bill Passes

Amsterdam News, News Report, Stephon Johnson, Posted: Aug 09, 2010

The legislation states that prisoners will be counted in their home communities and not the communities where they’re incarcerated.




Six Teens Drown in Louisiana River

Washington Afro, News Report, Staff Report, Posted: Aug 09, 2010

Relatives looked on in horror as each teen fell victim to the river’s ferocity. None of the victims’ families could swim.




Cheating the System...and Many Hearts, too

Aramica, News Report, Staff, Posted: Aug 09, 2010

A recent case of a New Jersey woman, who manipulated VAWA and her husband, is among several, ongoing ones, nationwide.




Language Segregation Alive in Ariz. Schools

New America Media, Question & Answer, Vivian Po, Posted: Aug 09, 2010

Arizona schools separate English learners from other students for a four-hour block each day for one year.




Black-Asian Violence: One Family Speaks Out

New America Media, Video, Min Lee and Eming Piansay, Posted: Aug 09, 2010

A family that lost a husband and father to black-on-Asian violence says more Asian-American victims need to speak out.




Asian Men Have the Highest Salary

8asians.com, News Report, Posted: Aug 08, 2010

If you were looking for another reason to date an Asian male, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics just came up with one. In their latest report on earnings in the 2nd quarter of 2010, Asian men topped the charts again, making $901 in median weekly earnings.




Indian Rickshaws Pull Ahead With Social Entrepreneurship

San Jose Beez, News Analysis, Sujatha Ramprasad , Posted: Aug 08, 2010

Global business guru C.K. Prahalad had long argued that profit and social development should not be seen as oil and water.




Court Forces Social Security to Restore Lifelines

New America Media, Video, By Suzanne Manneh, Video by Jacob Simas, Posted: Aug 08, 2010

A federal court ordered the Social Security Administration to reinstate 250,000 aged, poor and disabled Americans it wrongly cut off, and repay them $700 million--but they must apply.




Hate Crime in the Forgotten Borough

El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, Manuel E. Avedaño, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Aug 07, 2010

The influx of Mexicans to the historically African-American city of Port Richmond has incited tensions and led to a series of bias attacks.




No Smoking Gun in House Ethics Committee Report Against Waters

New America Media, News Report, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Aug 07, 2010

Maxine Waters challenged the House Ethics Committee to release the entire report on her alleged ethics violation.




Slowly, Chinese Medicine is Traveling Across the Globe

China Daily USA, News Report, Cheng Yingqi, Posted: Aug 07, 2010

Growing numbers of doctors from around the world are enrolling at a Chinese university to study Traditional Chinese Medicine.




High School Student Becomes Youngest Ever Fremont City Council Candidate

San Jose Beez , News Feature, Vidya Pradhan, Posted: Aug 07, 2010

Ishan Shah is the youngest candidate ever to run for Fremont City Council.




Youth Aim to Change the Odds

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Audio, Donny Lumpkins and the YO! Radio Crew, Posted: Aug 06, 2010

This summer ten young people will take part in a two month summer program called Changing the Odds, created by the San Francisco District Attorney's office where they will acquire job and life skills while learning how to produce a short feature film.




No Relief in Sight for Black Communities Hurt by Oil Spill

Final Call, News Report, Jesse Muhammad, Posted: Aug 06, 2010

Black fishermen are losing millions in revenue, complain of being deprived of recovery jobs and denied payments made to those affected by the spill.




Bollywood Actor Looking to Insure his Butt

Rediff.com, News Report, Posted: Aug 06, 2010

One of India's most famous movie stars is insuring his even more famous derriere, for a reported sum of $2.2 million.




New America Now: The Many Faces of Religion in India

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Aug 06, 2010

How has Arizona changed post SB1070 and a close look at religion in the 21st century in India.




37 Years for Murder of José Sucuzhañay

El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, Posted: Aug 06, 2010

The two men who beat an Ecuadorean immigrant to death were sentenced Thursday to 37 years in prison.




Three Women on the Supreme Court

El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, Posted: Aug 06, 2010

An editorial in El Diario/La Prensa applauds the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Elena Kagan—a New Yorker—as the 112th Supreme Court justice.




SB 1070 Provision Worries Church Leaders

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

Some parts of SB 1070 have gone into effect, including a provision that makes it a crime to transport or harbor an undocumented immigrant.




Federal Reserve Hears Homeowners' Woes

New America Media, News Report, Aaron Glantz, Posted: Aug 06, 2010

Federal Reserve officials consider beefing up mortgage disclosure laws.




Report: Criminalizing Undocumented Boosts For-profit Prisons

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Aug 06, 2010

Since 2005, an estimated $1.2 billion in federal dollars -- in Texas alone -- have been funneled into warehousing the undocumented in for-profit prisons and detention centers.




Indian Seniors Confront Twilight Years in America

India Currents, News Report, Jaya Padmanabhan, Posted: Aug 06, 2010

Indian seniors who immigrate to the United States to live with their children face the daunting challenge of having to adapt to a new way of life.




Tijuana Cartels Opening “Offices” in San Diego

La Prensa San Diego, News Report, Posted: Aug 06, 2010

Powerful drug lords have taken refuge in San Diego in order to escape police crackdowns and violent conflict with rival cartels.




One Blessed Chick

LA Beez , Commentary, Melanie Polk, Posted: Aug 06, 2010

Veteran L.A. Watts Times' publisher reflects as his publication joins the Sentinel's fold.




Mexican Supreme Court Upholds Gay Marriage Law

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Aug 05, 2010

The day after a federal judge overturned a California ban on same-sex marriage, the Mexican Supreme Court voted 8-2 to uphold the constitutionality of same-sex marriage in Mexico City.




Whitman's Latino Campaign in the 'Hood

La Opinion, News Report, Posted: Aug 05, 2010

Meg Whitman has opened a new office in East Los Angeles to launch a campaign reaching out to Latinos.




Chinese Ready for Western-Style Musical

China Daily USA, News Report, Posted: Aug 05, 2010

A Western-style Chinese musical is being developed by a group of art enthusiasts In New York to capture China’s growing theatre audiences.




D.C. Youth Lead Green Revolution

Washington Afro, News Report, Staff Report, Posted: Aug 05, 2010

Communities east of the Anacostia River are going “green” thanks to the efforts of Project Dream Green.




A Civil Rights Victory

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Aug 05, 2010

The federal judge’s decision on gay marriage grants recognition to the importance of civil rights, according to an editorial in La Opinión.




Prop 8 and SB 1070 -- Sisters Under the Skin?

New America Media, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Aug 05, 2010

When I heard about Judge Robert Vaughn Walker’s ruling on same-sex marriage, I immediately thought of one person. Judge Susan Bolton.




San Francisco Celebrates Gay Marriage Ruling

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Eming Piansay, Valerie Klinker and Angelica Arreola, Posted: Aug 05, 2010

As word spread that a federal judge had struck down Califrnia's ban on same-sex marriage, San Francisco's Castro District filled up with revelers.




Mexico Debates Legalizing Drugs

El País, News Report, Posted: Aug 05, 2010

Mexican President Felipe Calderón said he is open to holding a debate on the legalization of drugs, reports Spanish newspaper El País.




Chauncey Bailey: A Journalist “Willing to Face Risks”

New America Media, Commentary, Lee Hubbard, Posted: Aug 05, 2010

On the third anniversary of the killing of journalist Chauncey Bailey, a fellow journalist reflects on Bailey's legacy.




Crossing Both Race and Comfort Lines

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

Sayed Kusha, creator of Arab Labor, talks about the land-mines that a satirical sitcom about an Arab in Jerusalem must face.




Homeowners Strike New Deals with Lenders

Washington Informer, News Report, Benjamin Kokonis, Posted: Aug 05, 2010

The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA), hosted its “Save the Dream Tour” at the Washington Convention Center.




First Chinese American Rookie Reports to NFL Training Camp

Asianweek.com, News Report, Posted: Aug 05, 2010

The first full-blooded Chinese-American NFL lineman recently reported to the Buffalo Bill’s training camp. Ed Wang, an offensive tackle, was drafted by Buffalo in the 2010 NFL draft.




Koreans Complain of Racist Treatment by ICE

Korea Daily Los Angeles, News Report, Posted: Aug 05, 2010

A growing number of Koreans say they have experienced racist treatment from customs and immigration officials upon arrival at LAX.




Immigrant Rights Activists Defend 14th Amendment

New America Media, News Report, Deirdre Ruscitti , Posted: Aug 05, 2010

Denying citizenship to the children of undocumented immigrants could be the next frontier for anti-immigration politicians and activists.




Three Things to Watch for Post Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

New America Media, News Report, Jamilah King, Posted: Aug 04, 2010

When Prop 8 passed two years ago, black voters took a lot of the blame. We'll see how much that's changed this time around.




Latino Catholics Support Gay Marriage

Public Religion Research Institute, News Report, Posted: Aug 04, 2010

Latino Catholics in California are significantly more likely to support same-sex marriage than Latino Protestants.




SB 1070 Lite?

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Staff, Posted: Aug 04, 2010

Parts of Arizona's immigration law have gone into effect, including criminalizing the transportation of undocumented immigrants.




Pakistan - A Gun-Slinging Nation?

Pakistan Link, News Report, Dr. Mahjabeen Islam , Posted: Aug 04, 2010

A Pakistani American commentator worries that the upsurge in gun violence in Pakistan from terrorism to vendetta killings is turning it into a nation of Kalashnikovs.




Race and the Justice System

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

Carmen Lineberger discusses how significant it is to have African American prosecutors and DA's in areas where more African American's live.




Minorities Drive California Environmental Movement

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Aug 04, 2010

Ethnic Californians are at the forefront of support for environmental policies in the state, according to a new poll.




Korean Parliamentarians Visit SF Bay Area

Korea Times, News Report, Seo Banseok, Posted: Aug 04, 2010

Korea’s National Assembly met with community leader to discuss its government policy on overseas Koreans.




Maxine Waters, the Democrats’ Sacrificial Lamb

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

It’s no accident that Maxine Waters has been dumped on the political hot seat three months before the 2010 mid-term elections.




Latinos and the Truth About Baseball's Double Standard

National Institute for Latino Policy, Commentary, Randy Shaw, Posted: Aug 04, 2010

Chicago White Sox Manager Ozzie Guillen called out Major League Baseball for providing translators for Asian players, but not for Latinos.




America's Not Really Colorblind

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

Tim Wise discusses his latest book Colorblind and how we have moved from racism 1.0 to racism 2.0.




Why Republicans Did Not Say No to Drug Reform Law

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

Drug reform laws are back on the table, from legalizing marijuana to reducing the sentencing disparity for crack and powdered cocaine.




Teenager Arrested in Staten Island Hate Crime

El DIario/La Prensa, News Report, Posted: Aug 02, 2010

Police arrested a 15-year-old suspect Monday in the latest alleged hate crime attack against Latinos on Staten Island.




Rapper is No Friend of Haiti -- Wyclef Opposed Aristide

San Francisco Bayview, Commentary, Charlie Hinton, Posted: Aug 02, 2010

Wyclef Jean comes from a prominent Haitian family that has virulently opposed Aristide and the Lavalas party since the 1990 elections.




Black Fraternity Shuns Arizona, More to Follow

Washington Informer, News Report, Jason Lewis, Posted: Aug 02, 2010

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. was to hold its General Convention in Phoenix, Ariz. recently, but it was held in Las Vegas instead.




Sherrod to Black Press: I Knew It Was Racism

Washington Afro, News Report, Staff Report, Posted: Aug 02, 2010

Sherrod was fired after an excerpt from a speech she made in March to a NAACP chapter was criticized by blogger Andrew Breitbart.




Sherrod Reignites Spark in Race Conversations

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

Earl Ofari Hutchinson discusses where we are in the discussion of race and racism in America.




Look Who’s Doling Out BP Compensation

New America Media, Commentary, Louis E. V. Nevaer, Posted: Aug 02, 2010

Minorities, especially Latinos, should be wary of Ken Feinberg, the man appointed to administer the BP compensation fund.




Unsung Heroes of the BP Spill: Vietnamese American Youth

New America Media, News Report, Sarah Damian, Posted: Aug 02, 2010

As their families suffer, fishermen’s children come to the rescue—filing claims, pushing for restitution, and demanding change.




Rangel has Earned Community Support

Los Angeles Sentinel, Commentary, Yussuf J. Simmonds, Posted: Aug 02, 2010

House Republicans want to expel Charles Rangel they've launched an all-out media campaign to force him to admit to ethics violations.




The Conversation - Roy and Rodriguez on the Lessons of Shirley Sherrod

New America Media, Video, Richard Rodriguez and Sandip Roy, Posted: Aug 01, 2010

Essayist Richard Rodriguez and radio host Sandip Roy on the lessons to be learned from the Shirley Sherrod affair.




Leveling the Playing Field: Ethnic Patients in Cancer Care

RedwoodAge.com, News Report, Wendy Wolfson, Posted: Aug 01, 2010

A pioneering Calif. program helps low-income patients navigate the health care system and benefit from support groups that ease the way for survivors.