San Jose Beez Social Mixer - Thursday, Sept. 30th

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Sep 30, 2010

Come & meet the folks behind San Jose & South Bay Area’s #1 Ethnic Media Hyperlocal News Hub. Hang out with editors & writers, artists, community activists, educators & business leaders. Talk with our staff about stories, ideas & what’s happening in the community. Suggest stories & ideas.




After Housekeeper Revelation—Where Do Latinos Stand on Whitman?

New America Media, News Analysis, Elena Shore, Posted: Sep 30, 2010

An undocumented woman claims the GOP candidate knowingly hired her to clean her house for nine years. What might it mean for the November election?




Politicians Overlook Ethnic Media in Washington State

New America Media/SeeBeez.com, News Report, Julie Pham, PhD, Posted: Sep 30, 2010

More than 20 percent of Washington residents are members of minority groups, but just 0.7 percent of political advertising dollars go to ethnic media.




The Conversation with Roy and Rodriguez: Satirists and the Left

New America Media, Video, Posted: Sep 30, 2010

Essayist Richard Rodriguez and radio host Sandip Roy discuss whether the left is finding its voice again through satirists like Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.




Bandit Taxis Are the Rage in L.A. Ethnic Communities

New America Media, News Report, Aruna Lee, Posted: Sep 30, 2010

Bandit taxis are a big business in Los Angeles, where many passengers prefer drivers who speak their own language.




LA - News Briefing about earthquake preparedness at Los Angeles County Fire Training Facility, Sept. 30th

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Sep 30, 2010

Briefing with Seismology, Urban Search and Rescue and Earthquake Insurance experts on physical and financial survival of the next big earthquake in California.




Calif. Bill Could Generate Billions to Help Cope With Climate Change

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

AB 1405 would use revenues generated under the state's pioneering climate-change law to help vulnerable communities adapt to heat waves and other extreme weather.




6-Year-Old Filipina Is a Golf Champ

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Sep 29, 2010

A 6-year-old golf prodigy who happens to have a striking number of similarities to Tiger Woods— the same birthday (December 30), family background (Asian mother and African-American father), and hometown (Riverside, Calif.)—also had her first hole-in-one at the same golf course in Long Beach.




Countdown in Arizona: Todos Somos Raza Studies

New America Media, Commentary, Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez, Posted: Sep 29, 2010

If Arizona State Schools Superintendent Tom Horne has his way, Mexican American Studies will cease to exist.




Backed Into Corner by GOP, Obama Ramps Up Electronic Snooping

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

Proposed regulations would give government and law enforcement agencies greater access to Americans' private email.




Fresno - Ethnic media briefing on CA's new health care reform law - Wednesday, Sept. 29th

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Sep 29, 2010

By 2014, virtually all immigrants and ethnic Californians can receive health care insurance at very low cost, yet over 90% ethnic Americans know nothing about the law and how it could improve access to the quality care of health care for them and their families. Ethnic media are key to ensuring they are informed.




As Flu Season Heats Up in Vegas, Health Officials Call for Vaccinations

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

Despite temperatures in the triple digits, the flu season is ramping up in Las Vegas. Yet many ethnic communities resist getting vaccinated.




Fed-Up Stockton Homeowners Seek Foreclosure Help from HUD

New America Media, News Report, Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Sep 28, 2010

Four of the 10 U.S. cities with the highest rates of home foreclosures are in the Central Valley, with Stockton currently ranking a dismal No. 5.




Black Leaders Call Out Paladino

Amsterdam News, News Report, Stephon Johnson, Posted: Sep 28, 2010

New York state’s Black leaders released a statement after last Tuesday's primary addressing a new enemy: the Republican candidate for governor.




Bishop Eddie Long: “I am not a perfect man. But this thing I’m gon' fight.”

Washington Afro, News Report, Staff, Posted: Sep 28, 2010

Bishop Eddie Long told his congregation that he will “fight very vigorously” against allegations of sexual misconduct.




Will Obama Voters Abandon Him?

Black America Web, News Report, Michael H. Cottman, Posted: Sep 28, 2010

If opinion polls are accurate, an increasing number of voters are jumping ship and abandoning President Barack Obama.




After 20 Years in Jail, Torture Cop Accuser Set Free

Final Call , News Report, Ashahed M. Muhammad, Posted: Sep 28, 2010

Despite the lost years, Victor Safforld said he is not going to waste any time being bitter. Instead, he wants to become a community activist.




1 in 7 Americans Now Living in Poverty

Black Voice News, News Report, Staff, Posted: Sep 28, 2010

The ranks of the working-age poor climbed to the highest level since the 1960s as the recession threw millions of people out of work last year.




How LeBron James Unmasked Mass Hypocrisy

New America Media, Commentary, Tracy Holmes II, Posted: Sep 27, 2010

LeBron James was attacked for his televised “decision” to leave Cleveland for a better team, but the show raised millions for youth.




Could Pakistan Floods Wash Away Feudalism?

Pakistan Link, Commentary, Mahjabeen Islam, Posted: Sep 27, 2010

Could the devastating floods in Pakistan provide an opportunity to do away with the viselike grip of feudalism over the country?




The Conversation with Roy and Rodriguez: Great Walls and Glass Ceilings

New America Media, Video, Richard Rodriguez and Sandip Roy, Posted: Sep 26, 2010

What does the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border mean for the American Dream? And what about an Indian American's dream to go to Congress from Kansas?




Mossad at the Door?

Aramica, News Report, Rachel Millard, Posted: Sep 26, 2010

A former CIA officer claims that Mossad agents have been posing as U.S. intelligence agents to Arabs and Muslims in New York and New Jersey.




Bay Area Arabs and South Asians Call for an End to Discrimination

New America Media, News Report, Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Sep 26, 2010

rabs, Muslims, South Asians from across the San Francisco Bay Area say they are fed up with being discriminated against because of their religion or appearance.




Koreans Charged in Cooking Oil Heist

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Sep 25, 2010

Two Korean men were arrested in New Jersey and charged with attempting to steal 1,400 gallons of used cooking oil from a local eatery last week.




Bilingual Education Pays Off, New Documentary Says

New America Media, Video, Rupa Dev, Posted: Sep 25, 2010

Although 30 states have passed English-only laws, parents are advancing a smaller but growing bilingual-education movement to sharpen their kids’ brain power.




Winter Imports From China Decline

China Daily USA, News Report, Kelly Chung Dawson, Posted: Sep 25, 2010

Earlier in the year many companies in China reported that they were taking on extra workers and strengthening manufacturing in hopes of a Christmas surge. The second half of the year, however, has seen a decline in orders.




Japan Releases Captain After China Stops Rare Earth Metal Exports

Asian Weekly, News Report, Mao Feng // Translated by Vivian Po, Posted: Sep 24, 2010

Japan released the Chinese fishing-boat captain after China stopped exporting rare metals to Japan.




Health Care Reform: New Options for Young People

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, News Analysis, Donny Lumpkins, Posted: Sep 24, 2010

This week, some of the latest health care reform laws passed by the U.S. Congress and the Obama administration came into effect, which give many young people the chance to get proper medical coverage




Obama Appoints Five Asian Americans to Key Posts

Asian Week, News Report, Posted: Sep 24, 2010

Obama announced his plans to appoint two female Laotian Americans to key administration posts.




19 Filipinos Win in Hawaii Primaries

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Sep 24, 2010

A Filipino American is the Republican Party's nominee for lieutenant governor of Hawaii.




New America Now: Making Changes for Future Generations

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

How women are helping women; why you should think more about pygmy's and the J-word you'd never considered.




Parts of Mexico Show Signs of ‘Failed State’

La Opinión, News Report, Gardenia Mendoza Aguilar, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Sep 24, 2010

For two months, a dozen cities in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas have had no acting mayor. Eight of the mayors were killed; others disappeared or fled.




A Migration That Doesn't Cross Borders

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

Documentary filmmaker Lixin Fan discusses his new film about a Chinese family's migration from factory towns to their inland village in "Last Train Home."




Question for LAPD: To Reform or Not to Reform?

LA Beez , Commentary, William Gallegos, Posted: Sep 24, 2010

A call for a new view on use of deadly force in wake of fatal shooting of knife-wielding man in the Westlake district.




Bishop Eddie Long: Victim, Hypocrite or Both in Sex Scandal?

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

The recent sex scandal accusations against Bishop Eddie Long highlight how he has made gay-bashing a growth industry in black churches.




How Safe Is California’s Pipeline Infrastructure?

New America Media, Question & Answer, Poornima Weerasekara, Posted: Sep 24, 2010

Was the natural gas explosion in San Bruno an aberration or a warning about hidden dangers plaguing California's pipeline infrastructure?




Dream Killers—a Message to Latino Voters

El Diario/La Prensa, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Sep 23, 2010

An editorial in El Diario/La Prensa calls on Latino voters to remember that Republicans killed the DREAM Act.




China Warns of Further Action If Japan "Clings to Mistake"

China Daily USA, News Report, Wu Jiao and Qin Jize, Posted: Sep 23, 2010

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao warned of further action if Japan does not release the illegally detained Chinese fishing captain.




Gambling Addiction Breaks Up Vietnamese Families in San Jose

San Jose Beez, Commentary, Thuy Ngo, Posted: Sep 23, 2010

Not all addictions get the same amount of attention, yet can still cause equally devastating impacts on families. One young author writes about how gambling addiction wreaked havoc on her family, and how she noticed similar struggles in other Vietnamese households.




A Mother’s Agony Over Son Missing in Arizona Desert

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

A mother struggles to find out what happened to her 13-year-old son, lost in the Arizona desert while crossing into the U.S.




Starting Sept. 23, Young Adults Can Access Parents' Health Insurance

New America Media, Video, Text: Viji Sundaram Video: Michael Siv, Posted: Sep 23, 2010

A key provision of the new health care reform law takes effect today, providing greater access to insurance for hundreds of thousands of young Americans.




Chicago, IL - A CDC News briefing on the Impact of Flu-Related Complications and the Importance of vaccination - Thursday, Sept. 23rd

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

Join a panel of both national influenza experts from the CDC and local immunization representatives for an in-depth conversation about the dangers of influenza and the vaccine that protects against it. This is your opportunity to ask leading experts about who’s at risk, how it might impact ethnic and minority communities and the availability, effectiveness, safety and efficacy of the vaccine.




Latino Voters Deserting Brown, But Governor's Race Still Tied

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

Republican Meg Whitman's ad blitz on Spanish-language media—largely unanswered by Brown—has narrowed his lead among Latinos to just 3 percentage points.




Arpaio Accused of Misusing $80 Million in Taxpayer Funds

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

Sheriff's office is accused of diverting jail funds to pay for immigration sweeps and corruption probes against its critics—and hiding its misdeeds with secret bank accounts.




More Chinese Kids Use Both Parents' Names

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Posted: Sep 22, 2010

Giving children both of their parents' last names is becoming increasingly popular in China as a result of the one-child policy.




Who Is to Blame for DREAM Act’s Defeat?

New America Media, News Analysis, Marcelo Ballvé, Posted: Sep 22, 2010

With the Republican Party shifting right on many issues ahead of the November races, immigration was no exception.




A Church Keeps Hope Alive Amidst Violence in East Oakland

New America Media, News Feature, Hilary Abramson, Posted: Sep 22, 2010

A storefront church in East Oakland asks what it means to be a good neighbor to its diverse congregation: Ph.Ds, ex-gangsters, Southeast Asian refugees and more.




NY Governor Vetoes Law to Protect Cabbies From Hate Crimes, Other Attacks

Aramica, News Report, Rachel Millard , Posted: Sep 22, 2010

Driving a taxi is one of the most dangerous jobs in New York. In the wake of the Ground Zero mosque controversy and the stabbing of one of their own, Muslim drivers are especially fearful.




School Matters: Why Schwarzenegger Should Sign Pre-Kindergarten Bill

New America Media, Op-ed, Ashlee Tran, Posted: Sep 22, 2010

SB 1381 would change the kindergarten entry date in California, so that only 5-year-olds could enroll, while creating a pre-K program to better prepare younger kids.




New York Latinos and the Mosque Controversy

National Institute for Latino Policy, News Report, Angelo Falcón, Posted: Sep 22, 2010

A New York Times Poll puts Latinos squarely between blacks and whites on the issue of building a mosque near Ground Zero.




“Compassion Is Contagious”—Vietnamese-American Radio Host Broadcasts Haiti’s Pain

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Sep 22, 2010

A Vietnamese-American radio host from Houston talks about why she felt compelled to go to Haiti to help earthquake victims.




U.S. Cars Lose Way in China

China Daily USA, News Report, Wang Chao, Posted: Sep 22, 2010

Only about 4 percent of the 169,603 cars imported by China in the first half of 2010 came from the U.S.




Sarah Palin Plays Race Card (Without Mentioning Race)

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

Sarah Palin is the latest in politicians who pretend to be color-blind but stoke racial fires by speaking in code.




Bridging the Achievement Gap—or Not

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

This week on YO!Radio we take a look at the achievement gap, where many young people are left with the short end of the stick.




Latinos Hit Hardest by Recession

El Nuevo Día, News Report, Posted: Sep 21, 2010

No ethnic group has suffered more from the U.S. economic recession than the Latino community, reports El Nuevo Día.




How an Arab-American Hero Helped Thwart Chicago Bombing

New America Media, News Report, Ray Hanania, Posted: Sep 21, 2010

Terror suspect allegedly wanted to embarrass Mayor Richard M. Daley by creating mayhem in an area of clubs and restaurants near Wrigley Field.




Civil Rights Activist Revealed As FBI Informant

Washington Afro, News Report, Dorothy Rowley, Posted: Sep 21, 2010

According to a report by Democracy Now, Ernest Withers worked closely with the FBI to monitor civil rights activists during the 1960s




Obama Picks Two Filipino Advisers

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Sep 21, 2010

President Obama has appointed two prominent Filipino Americans as White House advisers on Asian-American issues.




Three Indian Americans Named to AAPI Panel

Asianweek.com, News Report, Posted: Sep 21, 2010

Three Indian-Americans have been named to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.




Undocumented Teen Wins Rare Reprieve

India Abroad, News Report, Sandip Roy, Posted: Sep 21, 2010

As Sen. Harry Reid promises to move on the DREAM Act, teenager Yves Gomes fights for his education, even as his own family is deported to India.




Richard Rodriguez Remembers Historian Franz Schurmann

New America Media, Video, Richard Rodriguez, Posted: Sep 21, 2010

Franz Schurmann, historian and co-founder of Pacific News Service, passed away last month. Richard Rodriguez spoke at a memorial service on Sept. 19.




Asian-American Students Continue to Post Gains in SATs

Asianweek.com, News Report, Posted: Sep 20, 2010

Asian-American students continue to outperform all other test takers, according to new numbers published by the College Board.




Videotaped Beating by Philadelphia Police Stirs Storm of Protest

San Francisco Bayview, Video, Boyce Watkins, PhD., Posted: Sep 20, 2010

A video showing Philadelphia police officers beating a man for two minutes has taken the Internet by storm.




President Obama Launches Massive Economic Growth Initiative

Los Angeles Sentinel, News Report, Yussuf J. Simmonds, Posted: Sep 20, 2010

The President has embarked on an ambitious and aggressive agenda that is designed to re- build the nation's crumbling infrastructure.




March Remembers Unarmed Blacks Shot by New Orleans Police

Final Call, News Report, Jesse Muhammad, Posted: Sep 20, 2010

Activists, religious leaders, politicians and others commemorated the Danziger Bridge shootings by having a wreath laying ceremony.




Who Asked Us?: Low Scores, High Achievers—Lessons of One CA High School

New America Media, Commentary, Oscar Servellon, Posted: Sep 20, 2010

Oscar Servellon's Oakland high school rates poorly on state tests. Yet all but one senior graduated, and every one of them is going to college. How MetWest High School challenges the conventional thinking on education reform.




35 Years After War's End, Vietnamese Diaspora Finds Its Way Home

New America Media, News Report, Andrew Lam, Posted: Sep 19, 2010

Every year, nearly 500,000 Viet Kieu—Vietnamese living overseas—return home, many to visit relatives, but others increasingly to work, invest and retire.




Mexican Dispatch: Even in Wine Lover's Paradise, Drug War Takes Its Toll

PBS NewsHour, News Report, Jose Luis Sierra, Posted: Sep 19, 2010

Mexican winemakers blame publicity over drug violence for a big drop in sales of wine.




Ethnic Californians Know Little About Health Care Reform, Poll Finds

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Sep 18, 2010

A new poll finds that ethnic adults believe Obama's health care reform law will benefit them, even though they don’t know much about it.




Elder Abuse Hidden Among Indian Domestic Workers

India West/New America Media, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji , Posted: Sep 18, 2010

Elderly women from India exploited in California as domestics—often by affluent immigrants—lack legal protections such as those recently passed in New York.




Mexican Dispatch: Tijuana Is No Juarez, Residents Insist

PBS NewsHour, News Report, Jose Luis Sierra, Posted: Sep 18, 2010

Times are harder than ever in Tijuana, and the publicity about the Mexican government's war against narco-traffickers doesn't help.




Illegal But Not Criminal—Calif. Gov Candidates Don't Get It

ChicoSol, Commentary, Dave Waddell, Posted: Sep 17, 2010

“Alicia” and 700,000 others in her position are at the mercy of politics. But in California, Jerry Brown has been MIA on the subject, even as Meg Whitman supports deporting them all.




New America Now: Adoption Across Borders

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Sep 17, 2010

An adoption special - stories from China, Korea and India explore how families grapple with the joys and perils of adoption.




Prof. Ron Walters, Leading Black Political Expert, Dies at 72

Final Call, News Report, Staff, Posted: Sep 17, 2010

Dr. Walters, 72, died the evening of Sept. 10 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md., after a long battle with cancer.




Rebirth Through Washing Dishes: the Blessing of a Real Job

San Jose Beez , Commentary, Alex Gutierrez, Posted: Sep 17, 2010

With youth unemployment reaching an astounding high, one commentator talks about the feeling of being reborn through finally finding the ever elusive job.




Immigrant Advocates Pin Hopes on Dream Act

New America Media, News Report, Marcelo Ballvé, Posted: Sep 17, 2010

After a summer focused on fighting off Arizona’s hard-line SB 1070, immigrant advocates are seeking to regain momentum with an all-out push on the Dream Act.




SF - Ethnic media briefing on CA's Health Care Reform Law - Friday, Sept. 17th

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Sep 17, 2010

By 2014, virtually all immigrants and ethnic Californians can receive health care insurance at very low cost, yet over 90% ethnic Americans know nothing about the law and how it could improve access to the quality care of health care for them and their families. Ethnic media are key to ensuring they are informed.




When Banks Say No, Micro-Lenders Help Small Businesses Get Green

New America Media, News Report, Anuja Seith, Posted: Sep 17, 2010

With big U.S. banks snubbing drycleaners and other ethnic-owned small businesses, micro-lenders are filing the void, providing loans to help them stay competitive by going green.




EPA Slaps 99¢ Only Chain for Selling Hazardous Products

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Sep 17, 2010

The EPA hit a bargain-products chain with a $400,000 fine for peddling household cleaners loaded with dangerous chemicals.




Unclaimed Millions in Tax-Credit Refunds Hurt California County

New America Media, News Report, Aaron Glantz, Posted: Sep 16, 2010

Residents in one California county fail to file for Earned Income Tax Credit—and lose big-time for their families and the local economy.




Filipino Vets Still Fighting for World War II Benefits From U.S.

LA Beez , News Report, Miko Santos, Posted: Sep 16, 2010

Provisions in Obama's stimulus package come up short for thousands who have outstanding claims and challenges on documentation.




South Asians in San Bruno Rocked by Massive Gas Explosion

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

Indians in San Bruno step up to help other South Asians affected by the natural gas explosion and fire.




The Global Crisis: Gun Violence and Children

NNPA, Commentary, Marian Wright Edelman, Posted: Sep 16, 2010

The United States joins Somalia as the only two countries in the world not to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child.




Sexual Ignorance/AIDS "Is Killing Us" Says HIV Survivor

Black Voice News, News Report, Chris Levister, Posted: Sep 16, 2010

Many African Americans with HIV are leading healthy happy lives. But more than half of the people who died of AIDS last year were Black




Want More Chinese Tourists? U.S. Needs to Improve Service, Safety

China Daily USA, News Report, Huo Yongzhe and Ariel Tung , Posted: Sep 16, 2010

Last year, 520,000 travelers from China visited the U.S., and that could increase to 800,000 this year—but changes need to be made.




Tucson Group “Polices” the Police on Immigration

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

A Tucson-based coalition is using video to show how readily police are cooperating with Border Patrol, despite their vocal opposition to SB 1070 before it took effect.




Granny Nannies From India Exploited by U.S. Employers

New America Media/India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Sep 16, 2010

An army of elderly immigrant women in California are often exploited as household domestics by affluent people, also from their native India.




Las Vegas, CA - A CDC News Briefing on the Impact of Flu-Related Complications and the Importance of vaccination - Thursday, Sept. 16th

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Sep 16, 2010

Join a panel of both national influenza experts from the CDC and local immunization representatives for an in-depth conversation about the dangers of influenza and the vaccine that protects against it. This is your opportunity to ask leading experts about who’s at risk, how it might impact ethnic and minority communities and the availability, effectiveness, safety and efficacy of the vaccine.




Mexican Dispatch: A Quiet Beach Town, Kept That Way by "Tourist" Police

New America Media/PBS NewsHour, News Report, Jose Luis Sierra, Posted: Sep 16, 2010

Rosarito Beach's quiet main street gives little hint of how hard this tourist community has struggled to remain peaceful over the past four years.




Judge Hears Arguments for Moving Trial in Chauncey Bailey Case

Chauncey Bailey Project, News Report, Thomas Peele, Posted: Sep 15, 2010

A change-of-venue hearing in the murder case of journalist Chauncey Bailey began Tuesday after months of delays.




HUD Funding to Local Governments Looks to Curb Foreclosures

Washington Afro, News Report, George Barnette, Posted: Sep 15, 2010

The department’s $1 billion contribution will be the third round of funding through HUD’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program.




African Americans in Congress Taking on Unemployment

NNPA, News Report, Odochi Ibe, Posted: Sep 15, 2010

The Congressional Black Caucus this year is tackling the current debilitating joblessness in the Black community.




Professional Baby Mama a Dumb Career Choice

Black America Web, News Report, Tonyaa Weathersbee, Posted: Sep 15, 2010

On the HBO reality show "Hard Knocks," New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie struggled to remember how many kids he has.




Vietnam to Offer Affordable Housing to its Poor

Nguoi-Viet.com, News Report, Posted: Sep 15, 2010

Vietnam is trying to be a socialist country. It has begun construction on affordable housing projects for its poor.




Remittances to Vietnam: $7 Billion a Year

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Sep 15, 2010

In 2008, Vietnam emerged as the 10th-leading recipient of immigrant remittances among developing countries, with $7.2 billion received.




Blame GOP, Not Obama, for Poverty Surge

New America Media, Op-ed, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Sep 15, 2010

Conservatives predictably wasted no time in dumping the blame for the spike in the poverty rolls in America on President Obama.




For the Sick and Poor, the Best Medicine May Be a Lawyer

New America Media, Question & Answer, Dr. Erin Marcus, Posted: Sep 15, 2010

An innovative idea, medical-legal partnerships, puts doctors and lawyers in the same facility to remedy social problems that can lead to poor health.




NAM and HUD present: "YOUR HOME, YOUR RIGHTS": Roadmap to Recovery - Wednesday, Sept. 15

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Sep 15, 2010

In the midst of the housing foreclosure crisis, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and New America Media with Visionary Home Builders, El Concilio and Stockton Leadership Foundation (SLF) are organizing a community forum town hall offering detailed information on what you need to know about home ownership and renter’s rights. Free services include: confidential one-on-one legal advice and counseling on foreclosure, fair housing and predatory lending issues, including advice to tenants in buildings that have been foreclosed on. Refreshments served at no cost. Admission is free.




2010 New America Media Fellowship Program on Health and Environmental Health for Ethnic Media Journalism

New America Media, Press Release, Staff, Posted: Sep 14, 2010

Deadline Extended Until September 22, 2010




Hong Kong-Bound Filipino Workers Cancelling Jobs

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

Job recruiters are worried over reports that several overseas Filipino workers bound for Hong Kong have been canceling their employment contracts following the backlash from the August 23 hostage tragedy in Manila, where eight tourists from the Chinese region were killed.




Are Today’s Conservatives Upholding Their Own Historic Principles?

New America Media, Op-ed, Ron Manuto & Sean Patrick O’Rourke, Posted: Sep 14, 2010

Fifty years later, the principles set forth by William F. Buckley's conservative movement contradict what Republicans have actually done when in power.




Health Officials Bust Vaccination Myths in Alaska

New America Media, Video, Text: Anthony Advincula// Video: Jacob Simas, Posted: Sep 14, 2010

Many Native Alaskans believe that flu vaccine contains a computer chip, while some Latinos claim the vaccine is being used to exterminate their people.




Foreign Investors Loan Money for Green Cards

China Daily USA, News Report, Kelly Chung Dawson, Posted: Sep 14, 2010

A $120 million expansion of New York's Brooklyn Navy Yard will take advantage of an immigration investment program that permits foreign investors to loan money for government-approved projects in exchange for a green card.




Desperate Homeowners Line Up for Help at HUD Event

New America Media, News Report, Aaron Glantz, Posted: Sep 13, 2010

Dozens of troubled homeowners and renters showed up in Oakland to get free advice from housing counselors.




New Law Makes Baggy Pants Illegal in Dublin, Ga.

Washington Afro, News Report, Melissa Jones , Posted: Sep 13, 2010

The new law passed after Mayor Phil Best said that he received numerous complaints from citizens about the fashion faux pas.




Background Checks Under Fed Scrunity

Black Voice News, News Report, Staff, Posted: Sep 13, 2010

With millions of adults having criminal records, a growing number of job seekers are being weeded out by criminal background checks.




Controversial Ad Campaign Creates Headlines Nationwide

Asianweek.com, News Report, Posted: Sep 13, 2010

The controversial message, “Which one deserves to die?” featuring 10 smiling Asian American physicians, beauty queens, basketball players, family members and office workers has generated coast-to-coast buzz and headlines for the Hep B-free movement.




Latinos, Blacks Make Up More Than Half of Calif. Foreclosures

Final Call, News Report, Nisa Islam Muhammad, Posted: Sep 13, 2010

California leads the United States in the worst foreclosure crisis since the Great Depression.




Massive San Bruno Blaze Affects Filipino Americans

"Balitang America"-The Filipino Channel, Video, Henni Espinosa, Posted: Sep 13, 2010

At least three homes belonging to Filipinos were destroyed in a blaze after a natural gas line exploded Sept. 9 in San Bruno, Calif. The town has more than 3,000 Filipino residents.




Platitudes Won’t Help Ailing Economy; Steady Paychecks Will

Philadelphia Tribune, Commentary, Linn Washington Jr., Posted: Sep 13, 2010

Unemployed Americans need paychecks, not platitudes from well-heeled politicians and media pundits about stoically accepting their plight.




New Teacher Evaluation System Challenged

Washington Afro, News Report, Dorothy Rowley, Posted: Sep 13, 2010

The Economic Policy Institute, found that test scores also hinge on factors such as student attendance and home experiences.




Rate of C-Sections Higher at For-Profit Hospitals

California Watch, News Report, Nathanael Johnson, Posted: Sep 12, 2010

A California Watch investigation gives ammunition to those who say hospitals are performing more C-sections to boost profits.




Summer of '64: Path to Freedom

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

Author Bruce Watson discusses his book on the summer of 1964 in Mississippi when more than 700 young people stood up against racism.




Nine Years After 9/11, the U.S. Remains Stuck

Pakistan Link, Commentary, Mowahid Hussain Shah, Posted: Sep 11, 2010

From an impasse in Afghanistan to immigration battles in Arizona, America remains embroiled in the aftermath of 9/11.




Model-Minority Myth and the ‘Miracle Drug’

Pacific Citizen, News Report, Chris McFadden, Posted: Sep 11, 2010

Asian-American college students are increasingly misusing dangerous prescription drugs like Adderall to help get good grades.




First Study of Nail-Care Workers Finds No Increased Cancer Risk

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Sep 11, 2010

A new study finds no significant increase in cancer rates among manicurists, but researchers caution that long-term followup is needed.




Bay Area Vets Cheer Ruling Against "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

New America Media, News Report, Aaron Glantz, Posted: Sep 10, 2010

Federal judge calls military policy on gays and lesbians unconstitutional




NAM and HUD present: "YOUR HOME, YOUR RIGHTS": Roadmap to Recovery - Saturday, Sept. 11

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Sep 10, 2010

In the midst of the housing foreclosure crisis, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and New America Media with HERA are organizing a community forum town hall offering detailed information on what you need to know about home ownership and renter’s rights. Free services include: confidential one-on-one legal advice and counseling on foreclosure, fair housing and predatory lending issues, including advice to tenants in buildings that have been foreclosed on. Refreshments served at no cost. Admission is free.




New America Now: When East and West Collide Over the Kitchen Table

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

NAM editor Andrew Lam talks about how food culture has gone come a blended smoothie of tastes and locations.




Female Peking Opera Star Playing Men's Roles Has Sex Appeal

China Daily USA, News Report, Cheng Yingqi, Posted: Sep 10, 2010

Wang Peiyu, the first female Peking Opera performer to take on male roles since the 1950s, is inspiring a new appreciation among young people for this centuries-old art.




Friendly Fire May Have Killed Some Manila Hostages

Inquirer.net, News Report, Tetch Torres, Posted: Sep 10, 2010

Some of the eight victims in the August 23 hostage-taking tragedy died due to “friendly fire,” according to forensic findings from the Philippine police.




Obama: Mexico Is No Colombia

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Sep 10, 2010

President Barack Obama yesterday dismissed the comparison Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made between Mexico and Colombia.




From Pakistan to Darfur: Climate Change's Emerging Political Hotspots

New America Media, Question & Answer, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Sep 10, 2010

In the wake of devastating floods, Pakistan is the latest example of how climate change is altering the geopolitical landscape.




Why Are Native Americans More Likely to Die of Flu?

New America Media, News Feature, Text: Elena Shore // Video: Min Lee, Posted: Sep 10, 2010

American Indians are four times more likely to die of the flu than other Americans, but experts aren’t sure why.




New York, NY - Intergenerational Summit - Sept. 10th

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Sep 10, 2010

Why: In reality, elders and youth -- both often isolated and voiceless -- share urgent concerns. This summit will explore the depth and strength of their interdependency. In a time of mounting economic insecurity, government cutbacks and political polarization, it will cut through the either/or rhetoric to forge a common agenda and a commitment to amplifying each other's voices.




Florida Pastor Backs Off Burning Koran, Muslims Still Feel the Hate

New America Media, News Report, Ray Hanania, Posted: Sep 09, 2010

To many, the takeaway from this episode will be that Americans hate Islam. But another lesson is that in many ways, Arabs, Muslims, and Americans are the same.




Fear, Exclusion Prevent Haitian Americans from Voting

Amsterdam News, News Analysis, Cyril Josh Barker, Posted: Sep 09, 2010

Unlike in the United States, Haitians who aren’t living in their country at the time of an election are not able to vote.




Bikes4Life

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Leon Breckenridge and Ria Dixon, Posted: Sep 09, 2010

Marrying the green movement with a healthy lifestyle business -- West Oakland's own Bikes4Life is cruising to make a difference




Black-American Muslims Speak Out Against Intolerance

Final Call, News Report, Ashahed Muhammad , Posted: Sep 09, 2010

The members of the Coalition of African American Muslims urge a rejection of anti-Islam hatred and religious intolerance.




Black Colleges and Universities Five Years after Katrina

Our Weekly, News Feature, Juliana D. Norwood, Posted: Sep 09, 2010

Xavier University, Southern University and Dillard University are a few of the universities that were drastically affected by the storm.




New Latino Poll: Preschool Support Critical for CA Candidates

New America Media, News Report, Vivian Po, Posted: Sep 09, 2010

Latinos account for half of all children under 5 in the state but complain that early childhood education is frequently unaffordable and inaccessible.




Obama Plan on Export Reform—Win-Win for China and Silicon Valley?

New America Media, Commentary, George Koo, Posted: Sep 09, 2010

Export-control reform could strengthen U.S.-China relations and simplify the lives of ethnic Chinese professionals working in high-tech industries.




The 'Great Wall of America' and the Threat From Within

New America Media, Commentary, Richard Rodriguez, Posted: Sep 09, 2010

As it erects a barrier along its Mexican border, the U.S. ignores an important truth: Great empires expand beyond their own borders. Empires in decline build walls.




Hanoi to Close 200 Internet Cafes Near Schools

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Sep 09, 2010

Hanoi authorities have identified 204 gaming shops to be disconnected from Internet service providers as they are located too close to schools.




Orange County- Ethnic media briefing on CA's Health Care Reform Law - Wednesday, Sept. 8th

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

y 2014, virtually all immigrants and ethnic Californians can receive health care insurance at very low cost, yet over 90% ethnic Americans know nothing about the law and how it could improve access to the quality care of health care for them and their families. Ethnic media are key to ensuring they are informed.




Could Vietnam Be America’s New Counterweight to China?

New America Media, Commentary, Thi Lam, Posted: Sep 08, 2010

Hillary Clinton sent shock waves through East Asia at the ASEAN summit, leaving the government of Vietnam in a Catch-22 situation.




Meet Rich Cho, the First Asian-American GM in the NBA

Hyphen Magazine, Question & Answer, Victoria Yue, Posted: Sep 08, 2010

Last month, Rich Cho of the Portland Trail Blazers became the first Asian American General Manager in the NBA.




LA - Ethnic media briefing on CA's Health Care Reform Law - Wednesday, Sept. 8th

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

By 2014, virtually all immigrants and ethnic Californians can receive health care insurance at very low cost, yet over 90% ethnic Americans know nothing about the law and how it could improve access to the quality care of health care for them and their families. Ethnic media are key to ensuring they are informed.




New Health Law: More Doctors, Better Prevention, Lower Costs, Shorter Lines

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Sep 07, 2010

Thanks to health-care reform, starting this month all new insurance plans must offer vaccines, routine checkups, and cancer screening at no cost to patients.




The Rising Tide of Maoists in India

Siliconeer, Commentary, Sandeep Pandey, Posted: Sep 07, 2010

Horrific socio-economic disparity, marginalization, and a lack of peaceful avenues to agitate for redressal are helping the threat of Maoist/Naxal violence grow.




Egypt Exhibit to Stay in Indiana

ALO Magazine, News Report, Posted: Sep 07, 2010

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis now houses a major exhibit on Egypt and Arabic culture as part of its permanent collection.




Rebel Armz Crew Work to Empower Oakland's Community

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Ann Bassette and Josue Rojas, Posted: Sep 07, 2010

YO!TV caught up with Immortal Technique and Chino XL (representing the Rebel Armz Crew) while they were out at East Oakland's own "Homies Empowerment Program".




Are Term Limits in Congress the Answer To Corruption?

Black America Web, Commentary, Michael H. Cottman, Posted: Sep 07, 2010

The high-profile scandals involving Congressional Black Caucus members bring to mind two words that no elected official wants to hear: Term limits.




Korean Man Wins $10 Million Jackpot

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Sep 07, 2010

A Korean man recently joined the millionaire's club after his numbers came up in the state lottery, the same set of numbers he says he dreamed of years earlier.




Flush With Casino Cash, CA Tribes Won't Enforce Child Support Claims

Capitol Weekly, News Report, Malcolm Maclachlan , Posted: Sep 07, 2010

A complicated web of regulations prevents state and federal governments from enforcing support claims against members of "sovereign nations."




Anchorage, AK - Ethnic Media News Briefing on Seasonal Flu and Vaccinations - Thursday, Sept. 7th

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Sep 07, 2010

Join a panel of both national influenza experts from the CDC and local immunization representatives for an in-depth conversation about the dangers of influenza and the vaccine that protects against it. This is your opportunity to ask leading experts about who’s at risk, how it might impact ethnic minority communities and the availability, effectiveness, safety and efficacy of the vaccine.




Number 77: The Short Life of Katrina Survivor Desiree Davis

New America Media, News Feature, S. Howard Bransford, Posted: Sep 06, 2010

As the nation marks five years since Hurricane Katrina, the family of a Katrina survivor marks another anniversary - the murder of their daughter in Oakland a year ago.




The Conversation—Roy and Rodriguez on the Massacre of Migrants in Mexico

New America Media, Video, Sandip Roy, Posted: Sep 06, 2010

A look at two faces of desperation—the massacred migrants in Mexico and the flood victims on the road in Pakistan.




WHO ASKED US: What's the Matter With CA Schools? L.A. Students Poll Their Peers

New America Media, Video, Report by: Rupa Dev // Video by: Eming Piansay, Posted: Sep 05, 2010

A UCLA program is training a new generation of education researchers: inner-city students from some of L.A.'s lowest-performing schools.




Defecting Black Vote Spells Big Trouble for Democrats

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson , Posted: Sep 05, 2010

The newest Gallup poll found that black voters are poised to desert the voting booth en masse in November, and the GOP smells political blood.




Digital Classrooms to Vocational Training: Young People Weigh In

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, News Analysis, Donny Lumpkins and the YO! Radio Crew, Posted: Sep 04, 2010

For a lot of kids, four-year college is just a dream—and it may not even be the best way to get an education.




The Ethnic Cleansing of American Ethnic Studies

International Examiner, Commentary, Larry Yu, Posted: Sep 04, 2010

Arizona is home to HB 2281, a law that will effectively ban ethnic studies programs in that state.




Silicon Valley Raises Money for Pakistani Flood Relief

New America Media, Video, Odette Keeley, Posted: Sep 04, 2010

NAM's Odette Keeley and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Umair Khan discuss the "Us Now" Bay Area fundraiser for Pakistan flood victims.




Uncooperative Arpaio Could Cost County $113 Million in U.S. Funds

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Sep 04, 2010

As the Justice Dept. sues Sheriff Joe Arpaio for refusing to release records in a civil rights probe, a big chunk of Maricopa County's budget is on the line.




Filipinos Students Most Improved in English, Math

Filamstar.net, News Report, Cesar Nucum, Jr., Posted: Sep 03, 2010

Filipino students showed the most improvement on the English-language and math portions of state standardized tests for the past eight years.




Will United Nations Cover Up Rwanda’s Congo Genocide?

Black Star News, Op-ed, Milton Allimadi, Posted: Sep 03, 2010

The internationally created special court prosecuted the killers of Tutsis. Now it’s time to bring to book the killers of Hutus.




Educators: System Sets Up Black Boys to Fail

Black America Web, News Report, Michael Cottman, Posted: Sep 03, 2010

A coalition of African-Americans educators say the nation’s public school system is giving up on black male students.




Options Closed for High School Dropouts

Philadelphia Tribune, News Report, Larry Miller, Posted: Sep 03, 2010

According to a new report released by the African-American and Latino Male Dropout Task Force, half of Black males currently in school will quit.




Foreclosures Are Making People Sick

New America Media, Video, Text: Viji Sundaram, Video: Mike Siv, Posted: Sep 03, 2010

The high rate of foreclosures in some Oakland neighborhoods has had a drastic effect on the health of homeowners and tenants, a new study finds.




New America Now: "Freedom" Summer Is Over, Back to School

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

The extraordinary people that gave 1964 the name Freedom Summer and a mass migration of Chinese from inland villages to factories on the coast




Eye on Arab Media: Give Pakistan a Break

New America Media, News Analysis, Jalal Ghazi, Posted: Sep 03, 2010

Pakistanis displaced by the flood are in desperate need of shelter, food and clean water but aren't getting enough help.




Murder Memorials Raise Questions

Black Voice News, News Report, Chris Levister, Posted: Sep 03, 2010

In an all too familiar scene that is being played out in urban neighborhoods, it was North Sierra Way’s turn to erect a memorial.




Refugees From Arizona Find Shelter in Albuquerque Church

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Sep 03, 2010

Undocumented people fleeing from Arizona have found a community that has embraced them, regardless of their immigration status.




S.F. Parents in an Uproar Over New Way of Assigning Students to Schools

New America Media, Video, Vivian Po, Posted: Sep 02, 2010

District plan to replace problematic “diversity index” with neighborhood-school approach has parents upset that they won't be able to choose.




ICE Comes Clean—S.F., Other Cities Can Opt Out of S-COMM After All

New America Media, News Report, Sandip Roy, Posted: Sep 02, 2010

Memo lays out procedures for local jurisdictions that don't want to comply with the federal program, but no one knows how the process would really work.




Quietly Mad With Island Fever

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

Race relations explored in a fiction novel set in Japan.




Why Abortion Rate Among Asian-American Women Is So High

Hyphen Magazine, News Feature, Lisa Wong Macabasco, Posted: Sep 02, 2010

For thousands of years, Asian women have accepted abortion as a practical way out of an unwanted situation.




18K Undocumented Filipinos Flew Home in '09

Filamstar.Net, News Report, Posted: Sep 02, 2010

More than 18,000 undocumented Filipinos in the United States voluntarily went home last year, avoiding possible detention and deportation.




Albuquerque, NM - Ethnic Media News Briefing on Seasonal Flu and Vaccinations - Thursday, Sept. 2nd

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Sep 02, 2010

Join a panel of both national influenza experts from the CDC and local immunization representatives for an in-depth conversation about the dangers of influenza and the vaccine that protects against it. This is your opportunity to ask leading experts about who’s at risk, how it might impact ethnic minority communities and the availability, effectiveness, safety and efficacy of the vaccine.




A Muslim-American Daughter's Plea: Build Your Mosque Somewhere Else

LA Beez , Commentary, Neda Bolourchi, Posted: Sep 01, 2010

On the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, I watched as terrorists slammed United Arilines Flight 175 into the South Tower of the World Trade Center. My mother was on the flight.




Katrina's Legacy Still Painful Five Years After Disaster

Final Call, News Report, Jesse Muhammad, Posted: Sep 01, 2010

As part of the Katrina commemoration, President Barack Obama delivered a national address from the campus of Xavier University.




Health-Conscious Fast Food Comes to D.C.

Washington Afro, News Feature, Dorothy Rowley, Posted: Sep 01, 2010

Founded in 2004, Energy Kitchen—a Manhattan-based chain with a health-centric menu— is backed by Vitaminwater co-founder Mike Repole.




SCHOOL MATTERS: Giving Parents Access to Teacher Ratings: What’s There to Hide?

New America Media, Commentary, Arun Ramanathan, Posted: Sep 01, 2010

The L.A. Times released much needed data on how well 6,000 teachers in L.A. have improved student performance.




The Conversation—Roy and Rodriguez on Ground Zero

New America Media, Video, Sandip Roy, Posted: Sep 01, 2010

Richard Rodriguez and Sandip Roy discuss the controversy over the mosque/community center near Ground Zero.




Big Business for Mexican Cartels: Kidnapping Central American Migrants

La Opinión, News Report, Claudia Morales and Jorge Nunez, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Sep 01, 2010

Kidnapping, extortion and murder of Central American immigrants has become a source of income for Mexican drug cartels.