Why Miss. Gov.'s Sudden Show of Mercy Is No "Shining Example"

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

The real reason Haley Barbour released Jamie and Gladys Scott, sisters serving a life sentence for an $11 armed robbery they say they didn't commit: he sniffs the presidency.




The Most Underreported Stories of the Decade

New America Media, News Report, NAM Staff, Posted: Dec 31, 2010

Missed in the news. Editors and publishers of ethnic media pick what they felt were the most underreported stories of the decade.




Arabs, Muslims Fear Increased National Security Will Lead to More Bias

The Arab American News, News Report, Jessica Barrow , Posted: Dec 31, 2010

Arab and Muslim community leaders and scholars worry that their communities will see greater discrimination in the wake of growing national security measures.




Tijuana Seeks Hope Through Music

La Prensa-San Diego, News Report, Mariana Martinez, Posted: Dec 31, 2010

An orchestra made up of kids living in colonias in Tijuana brings classical music to a region known for drugs and violence.




Football Saved Their Lives

New America Media/ Richmond Confidential, News Feature, Christina Lopez, Posted: Dec 31, 2010

Three Kennedy High school students found their way off the streets thanks to football and the determination of a football coach.




Tijuana busca esperanza a través de la música

La Prensa-San Diego, News Report, Mariana Martinez, Posted: Dec 30, 2010

Un programa de educación musical trae la música clásica a los niños que viven en las colonias de Tijuana.




Africans Put Military Intervention in Ivory Coast on Hold

AllAfrica.com, News Report, Paul Ohia, Ahamefula Ogbu and Senator Iroegbu, Posted: Dec 30, 2010

West African leaders meet to discuss the Ivory Coast in the wake of outgoing President Laurent Gbagbo's refusal to step down.




¿Felices fiestas?

Prensa Hispana, News Report, Maritza Lizeth Félix, Posted: Dec 30, 2010

Mientras algunos celebran en grande, muchos veteranos de guerra luchan para dejar atrás el pasado y controlar sus pensamientos suicidas.




No Borough Left Behind

El Diario/La Prensa, Editorial, Posted: Dec 30, 2010

The snowstorm has served as the latest reminder that there are two New Yorks. There is Manhattan and everywhere else.




A Mixed Year for Latinos

La Opinión, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Dec 30, 2010

In 2010, Latinos have proven that they are an increasingly relevant part of the present and future of the United States.




Congresswoman Waters: FCC Net Neutrality Rules Could Harm Consumers of Color

Los Angeles Sentinel, News Report, Maxine Waters, Posted: Dec 30, 2010

I am very concerned that the rules do not go far enough to honor the principles of net neutrality as previously articulated by this Administration and FCC.




Rainbow of Saris, History of Women

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Dec 30, 2010

Migritude addresses the immigrant experience. Immigrants...with attitude.




ICE Releases Harvard Grad

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Dec 30, 2010

A Filipino Harvard graduate detained by U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for allegedly being an illegal immigrant has been released.




The Top Ten Hindi Films of 2010

India Currents, News Feature, Anirudhh Chawda, Posted: Dec 30, 2010

What were the top 10 films coming out of Bollywood this year? A Bollywood-watcher's year-end list.




Employment Scams: When Jobs Are Too Good To Be True

San Jose Beez, Commentary, Alex Gutierrez, David Schmenk, Juan Gonzalez, Octavio Martinez, Posted: Dec 30, 2010

With young people desperate for jobs, many have fallen victim to job scams – seemingly great employment opportunities that turn out to be hustles. De-Bug writers share experiences of getting jobs that were, in fact, too good to be true.




Latinas At High Risk for Cervical Cancer, But Avoid Getting Screened

New America Media, News Report, Liz Gonzalez, Posted: Dec 30, 2010

Latinas are disproportionately at risk for cervical cancer. But cultural taboos mean few Latinas get tested for the disease.




Foreclosure Crisis Compels Increased HUD Funding

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Dec 30, 2010

The Obama administration just announced $73 million in counseling grants to help first-time homebuyers and homeowners facing foreclosure.




English Adopts More Chinese Phrases

China Daily USA, News Report, Xiao Xiaoyan , Posted: Dec 30, 2010

In recent years, Western media has adopted more Chinese words and phrases , especially those discussing concepts and phenomena related specifically to China.




N.Y. Congressman to Co-Chair India Caucus

DesiTalk.com, News Report, Posted: Dec 29, 2010

Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., is the new co-chair of the congressional caucus on India and Indian Americans. He and Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., will lead what is the largest caucus on the Hill, with around 160 members




Tobacco Company Guilty of Giving Free Cigarettes to Children

New America Media, News Report, Staff Report, Posted: Dec 29, 2010

During the trial, jurors were shown a 2002 video of Evans, in which she claimed that the cigarette giveaways had a large impact on her.




Four Wheels Away From Homeless

Black Voice News, News Report, Chris Levister, Posted: Dec 29, 2010

Phillip Yancy Swells, his wife and two children, slip on their clothes and emerge from their quarters – a 2002 Chrysler Town & Country minivan.




After Long Struggle, Arab Father of Six Granted Permanent Residency

The Arab American News, News Report, Nick Meyer, Posted: Dec 29, 2010

Last January, Anees Sous, a Palestinian immigrant was to be deported to Jordan, leaving his six U.S. born children. After a long struggle, he has been granted permanent residency.




My Nephew was Killed by the Oakland Police Department

San Francisco Bayview, Commentary, Wanda Sabir, Posted: Dec 29, 2010

My nephew was shot and killed by Oakland police. The elder of two sons, he was a sweet boy hanging out with the wrong people.




Black Golfer Shasta Averyhardt Joining LPGA Tour

Black America Web, News Report, Roscoe Nance, Posted: Dec 29, 2010

Former Jackson State golfer Shasta Averyhardt got a place in history when she qualified for the LPGA Tour.




Arab Couple Helps Change Foster Family Regulations

The Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Dec 29, 2010

Michigan has passed a law giving special priority consideration to relatives when The Department of Human Services places children into foster care.




L.A. Sees Big Drop in Killings, but Homicide Hotspots Remain

L.A. Beez/New America Media, Op-ed, Jerry Sullivan, Posted: Dec 29, 2010

As the murder rate falls to a 43-year low in the city overall, it remains stubbornly high in some areas—and the L.A. Times coverage fails to explain why.




When the Holidays Stopped Being Fun

New America Media, Commentary, Kalei Meyers, Posted: Dec 29, 2010

At some point in everyone’s life the fantasy of the winter holidays begins to fade and Christmas loses its luster.




Muslim Women Gain Higher Profile in U.S.

New York Times, News Report, Brian Knowlton, Posted: Dec 28, 2010

Tayyibah Taylor founded a glossy magazine, Azizah, to celebrate Muslim women of achievement.




San Francisco Publisher Passes Away

El Bohemio, News Report, Posted: Dec 28, 2010

Fernando "Freddy" Rosado, editor and founder of El Bohemio, passed away last Thursday.




GRANTA Reveals the Power of Latin American Youth

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Dec 28, 2010

Daniel Alarcon speaks of the newest writers out of Latin America.




Dispatch From Mexico: A Country Turned Upside-Down

New America Media, Commentary, José Luis Sierra, Posted: Dec 28, 2010

In a country where elected officials give themselves Christmas bonuses in exchange for unfulfilled promises of justice, anything seems possible.




Medicaid for Kids: California “Naughty;” 15 Other States “Nice”

New America Media, Op-ed, Kelly Hardy, Posted: Dec 28, 2010

California will forfeit millions in federal money because it failed to sufficiently boost children's enrollment in Medi-Cal.




Q&A: What the 2010 Census Results Mean for the States

New America Media, Question & Answer, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Dec 28, 2010

Arnold Jackson (above), the census's associate director, discusses new data from the 2010 count and how it will affect the states and the House of Representatives.




Filipino Graduate Student Faces Deportation

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Dec 27, 2010

The student, who is pursuing a doctorate, fled the Philippines 20 years ago with this family, seeking political asylum in the United States.




A Life of Service: Getting to Know Oakland Mayor-Elect Jean Quan

New America Media, Interview, Cifford L. Williams, Posted: Dec 27, 2010

With her swearing-in ceremony just days away, Oakland mayor-elect Jean Quan sits down for an intimate conversation about family, gender, and her political roots.




Decisions, Decisions: The Culture and Psychology of Choice

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

Sheena Iyengar, professor of business at Columbia University, discusses how culture influences how we choose. Does having myriad choices make us happy?




In Hard Times, Ghanaians in Italy Find Solace in Evangelical Faith

New America Media, News Report, Elisa Cozzarini, Posted: Dec 25, 2010

Around Italy, but especially in the north, African immigrants have turned to evangelical Christianity to find community and to weather hard times.




Return to Little Saigon

Nguoi Viet, First Person, Jane Le Skaife, Posted: Dec 25, 2010

Vietnamese-American woman recounts her re-connection to Little Saigon, learning about herself along the way.




China Daily Expands Distribution to Houston

China Daily USA, News Report, Posted: Dec 24, 2010

China Daily, China's largest English-language newspaper, has expanded its distribution to Houston, Texas, this month after launching in New York City in February 2009.




Fighting a War with Music

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Dec 24, 2010

An inspirational collection of stories of people who bring peace through music.




Letter from Kolkata: Sobitha and Me

New America Media, First Person, Neela Banerjee, Posted: Dec 24, 2010

I find that class privilege and difference in India isn’t so wrapped up in national identity and race discourse.




The Conversation: Roy and Rodriguez on Don't Ask, Don't Tell

New America Media, Video, Sandip Roy, Posted: Dec 23, 2010

Richard Rodriguez and Sandip Roy discuss the larger significance of the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.




Re-Inventing Parks in the Iron Triangle

Richmond Pulse, Video, Story: Sean Shavers // Video: Malcolm Marshall and Min Lee, Posted: Dec 23, 2010

Though Richmond Calif., has been ranked the 6th most dangerous city in the country, that hasn't stopped residents like Toody Maher from trying to revitalize the Iron Triangle with a new community park called Elm Play Lot.




Contruction Workers are the New Chinese Faces in Costa Rica

China Daily USA, News Report, Wang Di, Posted: Dec 23, 2010

Chinese construction workers made one of the top newsmakers of the year in Costa Rica after showcasing their efficiency in constructing the Costa Rica National Stadium, the largest stadium in Central America.




Pearl S. Buck, China's Unlikely Heroine

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Dec 23, 2010

Anchee Min's novel looks at how Pearl S. Buck became a heroine to the Chinese and introduced the West to the East.




A New Challenge for Mexico: Expats Gone Wild

New America Media, News Report, Louis E.V. Nevaer, Posted: Dec 23, 2010

As if Mexico didn’t have enough problems, now comes a plague of scoundrels, scam artists, and crazies in the form of “expatriates.”




6,000 Filipinos in Afghanistan to Lose Their Jobs

Inquirer.net, News Report, Posted: Dec 23, 2010

Some 6,000 overseas Filipino workers in Afghanistan will lose their jobs by the end of the year.




Fil-Am Grad Student Faces Deportation

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Dec 22, 2010

Mark Farrales is now in the Mira Loma Detention Center in Lancaster, facing deportation.




North Korea at Economic Crossroads

China Daily USA, News Report, Jin Meihua, Posted: Dec 22, 2010

North Korea has made international headlines for unexpected military and political actions, but what is not being discussed are the economic developments the country has gained over the past year.




Boy-Love Scandal Taints Both Americans and Afghans

New America Media, Commentary, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Dec 22, 2010

WikiLeaks revelations about U.S. contractors abetting Afghan pedophilia practices are a wake-up call for both Americans and Pashtuns.




Why the New Census Figures Do Not Doom Democrats

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

Population shifts and redistricting have Republicans gloating about their prospects in 2012. But Latinos are the fastest-growing demographic—and they vote Democratic.




Futuro incierto para leyes que buscan negar la ciudadanía

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

Un grupo de legisladores quieren negarle la nacionalidad a los hijos de inmigrantes indocumentados.




Birthright Citizenship’s Unlikely Road to Supreme Court

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

The battle to deny birthright citizenship to the children of undocumented immigrants is being waged both in Congress and at the state level.




New Orleans—the Incarceration Capital of the U.S.

San Francisco Bayview, News Report, Jordan Flaherty, Posted: Dec 22, 2010

New Orleans’s criminal justice system is at a crossroads. The city’s jail, damaged in Katrina, needs to be replaced.




Christmas Comes with a Heavy Price

Final Call, News Report, Starla Muhammad, Posted: Dec 22, 2010

The holiday season is once again upon us, and despite a deep recession, millions of Americans are preparing to empty their wallets.




Students’ Study Explores a Divided D.C.

Washington Afro, News Report, Dorothy Rowley, Posted: Dec 22, 2010

A study by graduate students at American University’s School of Communications reveals a city that appears to have come undone.




Activists Tour Georgia Prisons After Protests, Strike

Black America Web, News Report, Denise Stewart, Posted: Dec 22, 2010

On Dec. 9, prisoners at several state corrections facilities refused to work because of poor working and medical conditions.




Sueños rotos por la 'caída' del Dream Act

Prensa Hispana, News Report, Maritza Lizeth Félix, Posted: Dec 22, 2010

Los jóvenes indocumentados no pierden la esperanza, a pesar del pronóstico desalentador y saber quiénes son los ladrones de su sueño.




Hotel Migrante

New America Media, Photo Essay, photos and text, David Bacon, Posted: Dec 22, 2010

En la ola de histeria anti-inmigrante que en este momento esta agarrando de los Estados Unidos, nadie se pregunta: Qué le sucede a los deportados una vez que se envió de regreso a México?




Hotel Migrante— Where Deportees Find Shelter

New America Media, Photo Essay, photos and text, David Bacon, Posted: Dec 22, 2010

In the wave of anti-immigrant sentiment gripping the United States, no one asks what happens to the deportees once they're sent back to Mexico.




The Mehserle Effect—Vallejo Shooting Tests Era of Police Accountability

New America Media, Video, Commentary:Kevin Weston // Video: Ann Bassette, Malcolm Marshall and Paul Billingsley, Posted: Dec 21, 2010

The slaying of Oscar Grant Jr. and conviction of the BART cop who killed him have shaken up the landscape of police and community relations in the Bay Area.




The Conversation: A Sophie's Choice for DREAMers and Anger with Obama

New America Media, Video, Richard Rodriguez and Sandip Roy, Posted: Dec 21, 2010

Why the DREAM Act, even if it had passed, would have put students in a bind, and the liberal anger with Obama.




N.Y. State Senate Majority Leader Charged with Embezzlement

New America Media, News Report, Kevin Weston, Posted: Dec 21, 2010

A New York state senator and his son pleaded not guilty to charges of embezzling funds from a New York City health clinic.




Student Debt, Joblessness Rising for Recent Grads

Final Call, News Report, Nisa Islam Muhammad, Posted: Dec 21, 2010

Students in the District of Columbia and New Hampshire graduated with the highest average debt levels: $30,033 and $29,443, respectively.




Brown Promises Bare-Bones California Budget

Black Voice News, News Report, Chris Levister, Posted: Dec 21, 2010

"The day of reckoning is upon us, and I'm determined to bite the bullet," California Governor-Elect Jerry Brown warns.




Minorities More Likely to Light Up Less Often

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Dec 21, 2010

Occasional smokers pose challenges to California’s Tobacco Control Program




India's Microfinance Mess

Siliconeer, News Analysis, Philip Mader, Posted: Dec 20, 2010

Microfinance institutions were supposed to be the great panacea for the poor. Yet the recent spate of suicides in India suggests something has gone horribly wrong.




The "Alive and Free" Prescription to Save Richmond, Calif.

Richmond Pulse, News Report, Donny Lumpkins //Produced by Malcolm Marshall, Posted: Dec 20, 2010

The Alive and Free Training has just been introduced to Richmond, designed to reduce risky behaviors that contribute to violence.




Killing the DREAM, GOP Risks Kissing the Latino Vote Goodbye

Latinovations, Commentary, Maria Cardona, Posted: Dec 20, 2010

Without Latinos, Republicans have no chance of winning the White House in 2012—or of remaining a viable party in the long term.




Filipinos Urge Support for Duty-Free Act

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Dec 20, 2010

Filipino community leaders are supporting a bill that allows the Philippines to export garments to the United States duty-free.




The Kiss—The Last Taboo for Gays in the Military

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

Now that ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ is on the verge of repeal, gay people won’t have to hide their sexuality. But can they kiss?




DREAM Act muere en el Senado, pero el sueño sigue vivo

New America Media, News Analysis, Marcelo Ballvé, Posted: Dec 19, 2010

La propuesta DREAM Act se quedó corta por cinco votos de los 60 necesarios, pero todavía hay señales de esperanza.




Japan and Germany: Not "Stagnating," But Sustainable

International Politik (Germany), News Analysis, Steven Hill, Posted: Dec 19, 2010

Unlike the trickle-down U.S. economy, Japan and Germany have reached an economic steady state in which they do not need roaring growth rates to provide for their people.




DREAMers Wonder What's Next

New America Media, News Analysis, Marcelo Ballvé, Posted: Dec 18, 2010

The DREAM Act failed to get the 60 votes it needed to break a Republican filibuster in the Senate, but signs of hope remain.




DREAM Act Fails in Senate, 55 to 41

Colorlines, News Report, Julianne Hing, Posted: Dec 18, 2010

President Obama called the Senate’s failure to pass the DREAM Act today “incredibly disappointing.”




Portrait of ‘The Monster’ on Death Row

La Opinión, News Report, Claudia Núñez, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Dec 18, 2010

“I’m 51 now and I see that everything that hurt me as a kid made me into a monster,” Mauricio Silva told La Opinión.




Why the U.S. Economy Needs Its DREAMers

New America Media, Op-ed, Karen K. Narasaki, Posted: Dec 17, 2010

Why are we contemplating deporting DREAM Act kids when the U.S. does not graduate enough home-grown science, math and engineering majors to keep up with demand?




New America Now: The Art of Choosing Health Care

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

A closer look at the health care battles being waged in courts across the country; how does someone make their most basic choices and how does it affect their lives?




End 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

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

An editorial in La Opinión argues that sexual orientation has nothing to do with a soldier's ability to accomplish a mission.




U.S. Customs Delays Balikbayan Boxes

Philippine News , News Report, Posted: Dec 17, 2010

Containers from balikbayan box shipping companies have been randomly held amid stepped up security.




I Tweet, Therefore I Am

New America Media, News Report, Andrew Lam, Posted: Dec 17, 2010

We are beginning to believe that we do not fully exist without an electronic imprint in the virtual world, a digital projection of ourselves.




Winning the U.S. Visa Lottery, Losing Faith in the American Dream

New America Media, News Feature, Niharika Mandhana, Posted: Dec 17, 2010

The K. family from Nepal used to fantasize about immigrating to the U.S. Then they won the "green card" lottery—and found themselves in a harsh new land, adrift and alone.




India Protests Pat-down of Envoy at Mississippi Airport

India West, News Report, Richard Springer, Posted: Dec 17, 2010

The airport pat-downs in the United States is eliciting howls of protest from the Indian government after its diplomats had to go through it.




A Doctor's Word: Cholera and Haiti's Continuing Health Nightmare

New America Media, Question & Answer, Erin Marcus, M.D., Posted: Dec 17, 2010

The Obama administration plans to resume deportations to Haiti next month, despite the continuing cholera epidemic. Dr. Andre Vulcain describes the situation on the ground.




Beijing Dances to the Rhythm of Bollywood

China Daily USA, News Report, Chitralekha Basu, Posted: Dec 16, 2010

While Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is visiting India, a few of thousand Indians settled in China were interviewed to share their experiences living on the other side of the Himalayas.




New Frontier for Organizing: Youth and Elders, Working Hand in Hand

New America Media, Commentary, Raj Jayadev , Posted: Dec 16, 2010

Youth and elders are bearing the brunt of a deep economic crisis. This creates a new opportunity for the generations to work together for change.




Why the Dump-Obama Movement Could Be a Disaster for Democrats

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Dec 16, 2010

When sitting presidents face serious intra-party challenges, the ruling party almost always loses the White House. Is that really what progressives want?




Asian-American Students in Limbo as DREAM Act Dies Again

Pacific Citizen, News Report, Brianna Pang, Posted: Dec 16, 2010

A San Francisco undocumented student gets some reprieve from a U.S. senator, but the hopes of others are still daunting.




Re-Engaging California's Citizens: A Six-Step Plan

New America Media, Op-ed, Posted: Dec 16, 2010

What can be done to mend the relationship between the people of California and their public officials? Here are some critical first steps:




Re-engaging California's Citizens: The Real Job of Reform

New America Media, Op-ed, Susan Stuart Clark, Common Knowledge, Posted: Dec 16, 2010

If the Golden State is to flourish once more, its people will need to re-engage—not just as voters and taxpayers, but as thought leaders and responsible citizens.




Korean Media: Killing the DREAM Act is 'Un-American'

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Dec 15, 2010

“Targeting undocumented youth,” the Korea Daily editorial states, “is flatly un-American and violates the principles of this country.”




WikiLeaks: South Philippines Rising Terror Haven

GMANews.tv, News Report, Posted: Dec 15, 2010

A leaked cable message from U.S. diplomats in Australia in 2008 said the southern Philippines was emerging as a new terrorist haven.




Barbara Lee, CBC: Obama/GOP Tax Deal Harms Blacks

Washington Informer, News Report, Joyce Jones, Posted: Dec 15, 2010

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-California), who chairs the Congressional Black Caucus, said that an “overwhelming majority” of the group opposes the tax plan.




Hail No! NY Taxi Union Leader Urges Drivers to Racially Profile

Amsterdam News, News Report, Cyril Barker, Posted: Dec 15, 2010

At a press conference held on Wednesday on the steps of City Hall, several Black and Latino organizations spoke out against union leaders call.




Father of 3-Year-Old Awaiting Heart Transplant Faces Deportation

The Arab American News, News Report, Nick Meyer, Posted: Dec 15, 2010

Amin Alhawati of Dearborn, Michigan, is facing deportation and separation from his four U.S.-born children. His youngest is awaiting a heart transplant.




Fallo de corte en Va. no detendrá reforma de salud

New America Media, Commentary, Linda Leu y Anthony Wright, Posted: Dec 15, 2010

Una juez en Virginia dictaminó el lunes que el requisito de que todos los individuos tengan cobertura médica es anticonstitucional.




Terrorama: The Next Congress Will See Terror in Everything

New America Media, Commentary, Stephan Salisbury, Posted: Dec 15, 2010

In the new Congress, the issue of immigration will gain potency as it melds into the rhetoric of terror.




Bangladeshi Elders “Imprisoned” by U.S. Culture

New America Media/Bangla Patrika, News Feature, Abu Taher, Posted: Dec 15, 2010

Older immigrants from Bangladesh feel “imprisoned” by U.S. life with its loose family bonds, constant movement and little to do outside of the mosque.




Defendants Charged in Swastika Branding

Navajo Times, News Report, Jan-Mikael Patterson, Posted: Dec 14, 2010

Federal hate-crime charges have been filed against three men accused of using a heated wire hanger to burn a swastika into the arm of a 22-year-old mentally challenged Navajo man.




Where's All That Tea Party Outrage Now?

Black America Web, News Report, Tonyaa Weathersbee, Posted: Dec 14, 2010

Rand Paul, the anti-civil rights, Kentucky Tea Party hero, can't be too thrilled about the deal that President Obama just struck with the Republicans.




Tax Cuts Extended, but the Rich Still Get Richer

Amsterdam News, News Report, Stephon Johnson, Posted: Dec 14, 2010

On Monday, Obama reached a deal with Republican leaders that would extend tax cuts, including Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy.




Food, Urban Farms and Our Survival

Final Call, News Report, Starla Muhammad, Posted: Dec 14, 2010

Citizens are tackling the lack of access to healthy foods, the overall food shortage and its correlation to sickness, disease and even death.




Clock Running Out on Child Care for 55,000 California Children

Black Voice News, News Report, Chris Levister, Posted: Dec 14, 2010

Parents of 55,000 children in California will lose childcare support at the end of January if the state legislature does not reinstate funds for Cal Works




"Purple Drank" Addiction Sweeps the Inner City

New America Media, News Report, Apollonia Jordan, Posted: Dec 14, 2010

Young people are mixing Sprite with prescription-strength codeine cough syrup to make a legal but deadly concoction.




Six Years for Illegally Hiring 39 Filipinos

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Dec 14, 2010

Two Filipino American business partners from Florida have been sentenced to more than four years of imprisonment after a U.S. court found them guilty of forced labor conspiracy against 39 overseas Filipino workers.




Asian-American Men Discriminated Against In Job Market

8Asians.Com, News Report, Posted: Dec 14, 2010

A new study finds that Asian-American men are discriminated against in the job market, resulting in lower pay comparedwith similarly qualified white men.




Va. Court Ruling Unlikely to Derail Health Care Reform

New America Media, Commentary, Linda Leu and Anthony Wright, Health Access California, Posted: Dec 14, 2010

Despite legal challenges and Republican threats, new consumer protections will continue to benefit patients and their families.




Sudan and Africa Need Unity

The Final Call, Commentary, Hodari Abdul-Ali, Posted: Dec 13, 2010

Africa needs a strong African Union or indeed, a United States of Africa. The last thing it needs is another country, says contributor Hodari Abdul-Ali.




Hollywood Stars Promote Korea's Cuisine

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Dec 13, 2010

Heather Graham of erstwhile Boogie Nights fame, and actor Hugh Jackman are scheduled to appear in an upcoming PBS documentary titled, Kimchi Chronicles. The Hollywood stars are the latest in a line of celebrities promoting Korean cuisine’s newfound popularity.




Arab Media Wonder: Where Are the WikiLeaks Cables Critical of Israel?

New America Media, News Analysis, Jalal Ghazi, Posted: Dec 13, 2010

Many Arab journalists are wondering why none of the recently released WikiLeaks cables are critical of Israel, despite the controversy surrounding its wars in Lebanon and Gaza.




Meet Betty Dukes, the Black Woman Who's Taking on Walmart

The Root, News Feature, Monee Fields-White, Posted: Dec 13, 2010

Betty Dukes, 60, is the face of the largest gender-bias class-action lawsuit in U.S. history. Now the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to take the case.




Obama’s Tax Deal Could Jeopardize Social Security

New America Media, News Analysis, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Dec 13, 2010

President Obama’s tax deal includes a dangerous provision that could use to further their longtime goal of undermining Social Security.




What Happens When a Charter School Fails?

New America Media, News Report, Bertha Rodríguez Santos, Translated by Elena Shore , Posted: Dec 13, 2010

Charter schools are opening at a record rate, winning kudos from many education reformers. But what happens when a school fails?




Black Publisher Files Complaint Over School District's Call for Ad Boycott

New America Media, News Report, Roger K. Clendening, Posted: Dec 12, 2010

Colorado newspaper argues that school superintendent has violated Civil Rights Act by urging businesses not to advertise.




Bill Grants Pakistanis Temp. Legal Status

Pakistan Link, News Report, Posted: Dec 11, 2010

A bill has been introduced to provide Temporary Legal Status to qualifying Pakistanis in the United States, in the wake of the floods in that country.




As DREAM Fades, a D.C. Nonprofit Gives Kids Hope—and Help

New America Media, News Feature, Alex Moe, Posted: Dec 11, 2010

A benefit for the Esperanza Education Fund featuring the flamenco guitarist Grisha Goryachev highlights the music of the nation-less and education against the odds.




Uncertain Future for Black Seniors Facing Foreclosure in Las Vegas

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Dec 11, 2010

Southern Nevada has the highest foreclosure rate in the country, and people of color have been disproportionately affected.




'Most Nations' Oppose Peace Prize to Liu, China Says

China Daily USA, News Report, China Daily, Posted: Dec 10, 2010

China urges U.S.lawmakers to stop any activities on the Liu Xiaobo issue and to change their arrogant and rude attitude.




Helen Thomas Wrongly Condemned as "Anti-Semitic"

Arab Detroit, Commentary, Abed A. Ayoub, Posted: Dec 10, 2010

Helen Thomas has been increasingly identified as Anti-Semitic, but many Americans are unaware her Lebanese ancestry draws her back to the very roots of her many critics.




Philippines Says Nobel Absence Is Not a Boycott

abs-cbnNEWS.com, News Report, Posted: Dec 10, 2010

Manila has come under fire from global human rights advocates who allege that the Philippines government is bowing to pressure from China, a key economic ally.




Don't Ask, Don't Dream

New America Media, News Analysis, Sandip Roy, Posted: Dec 10, 2010

In the eyes of at least 40 U.S. senators, undocumented immigrants and gays are equally pariahs. At least the Senate was even-handed.




Chinese Media: Confucius Peace Prize Is a Joke

New America Media, Roundup, Vivian Po, Posted: Dec 10, 2010

Boycotting the Nobel Peace Prize will only serve to damage China’s international image, according to Chinese media reports.




New America Now: Chinese Culture Travels West, Again

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Dec 10, 2010

Ethnic Media Watch discusses the early Census results and we talk to a man who works hard to bridge the gap between Asian- and African-Americans.




To Combat Violence in Richmond: Let's Build a School

New America Media, Commentary, Malcolm Marshall, Posted: Dec 10, 2010

If you don't build the education facility, you're gonna have to end up building another jail.




The Conversation with Roy and Rodriguez: El Ponchis and Take Back Yoga

New America Media, Video, Richard Rodriguez and Sandip Roy, Posted: Dec 10, 2010

Can El Ponchis, the 14-year-old Mexican American accused of being a contract killer for cartels be called a child soldier? And can you really take back yoga?




Hate Crime Enhancements Filed in Attack on Sikh Cabdriver

India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Dec 10, 2010

Hate crime enhancements were filed against two men accused of assaulting a Sikh cabdriver in Sacramento. But community observers worry they might be bargained away.




Is ICE Nabbing the Wrong People?

Filipino Express, News Report, Posted: Dec 10, 2010

Between 2004 and 2009, immigration courts turned down one out of every four cases for removal filed by ICE, according to a new report.




Philippine Official Denies RP Sending Rep to Nobel Rites

GMA News.TV, News Report, Jam Sisante, Posted: Dec 09, 2010

A Philippine official refutes reports that the country has changed its mind and is sending a representative to the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Norway tomorrow after being criticized for its decision to skip the event.




Filipinos Sue Hospital Over English-Only Rule

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

Dozens of Filipino hospital workers in California sued their hospital employer for banning them from speaking Tagalog on the job.




Cap and Trade Could Generate Billions for California

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

Next week, California regulators will act on the state's climate change law that limits greenhouse gas




WikiLeaks Reveals China's View of Tibet and Taiwan

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Posted: Dec 09, 2010

Chinese leaders have different opinions about Taiwan, but they all seem to agree on a tough stance on Tibet.




Dream Act or No: I Will Still Dream On

New America Media, Op-ed, Adrian Ramirez, Posted: Dec 09, 2010

The way I look at it , I don’t need the DREAM Act for me to live my American dream. I will always be a dreamer, no matter what.




Indigenous Activist Accepts Cabinet Post in Oaxaca

Vida en el Valle, News Report, Cynthia Moreno, Posted: Dec 09, 2010

The life of Rufino Domínguez Santos - and the estimated 700,000 Oaxacans who reside in California - changed when, on the day after Thanksgiving, the Fresno activist received a phone call.




Progressives Are Blowing Hot Air Over Obama’s Tax Cut Deal

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

Despite what liberal Democrats think—or wish—Obama had no choice but to hold his nose and make the deal on tax cuts.




California High-Speed Rail Project Bypassing Minority Businesses?

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Dec 08, 2010

One of the largest public works projects in the country is leaving out minority-owned businesses.




Two Chinese Among World's Top 25 Philanthropists

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Posted: Dec 08, 2010

Barron 's, America's premier financial magazine, has selected 25 philanthropists in the world in 2010, and two Chinese people are among them.




Ciudad Juarez: A Photographic Testimony of Pain

New America Media, Question & Answer, Valeria Fernandez, Posted: Dec 08, 2010

Guillermo Cervantes, a history professor, set out to document the story of Mexico's deadliest city .




Slaves, Experiments & Dr. Marion Sims's Statue: Should It Stay or Go?

New America Media, News Report, Andres Caballero, Posted: Dec 08, 2010

Sims’s contributions to the field of gynecology are revered by many, but reviled by those who know of the pain endured by female slaves.




Woman Found Guilty of Killing Two Arab Americans Gets Three Years Probation

The Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Dec 07, 2010

The woman found guilty of killing two Dearborn residents last May in a car accident has been sentenced to three years' probation.




Wisdom and Bayonets: Chinese Scholars Reveal Longevity Secrets

Sing Tao Daily/New America Media, News Feature, Rong Xiaoqing, Posted: Dec 07, 2010

Honored at 80, Yung-ping "Bing" Chen recalled his childhood survival of war. He and other Chinese scholars revealed findings—and wisdom—at a recent conference.




Vietnamese Cops Suspended As Sex Workers Footage Goes Online

New America Media, News Report, , Posted: Dec 07, 2010

Police in Quang Ninh Province have promised to investigate a case involving six police officers who have been suspended for their alleged involvement in spreading a clip of two nude sex workers on the Internet recently.




El Acto del Sueño: La expectativa continua

New America Media, News Report, Yecenia Alfaro, Posted: Dec 07, 2010

Los sueños de muchos jóvenes siguen en espera y la batalla por conseguir el acto del sueño se extiende




드림법안은 여러분의 도움이 필요합니다

New America Media, Op-ed, Posted: Dec 07, 2010

소수민 언론연합인 뉴어메리카미디어는 드림법안 (DREAM Act) 통과 촉구를 위해 여러분의 참여를 부탁드립니다.




El DREAM Act te necesita

New America Media, Op-ed, Posted: Dec 07, 2010

New America Media urge a su audiencia a sumarse a un llamado nacional para actuar a favor del DREAM Act.




"Snitch"— A YO!TV Motion Picture

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, YO!TV Staff, Posted: Dec 07, 2010

This summer, YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia worked with 10 young people from the Bay Area to teach them how to write, produce, shoot and edit a short film.




Violencia en Juárez: Más allá de la versión oficial

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Dec 07, 2010

Más de 7,000 personas han sido asesinadas en Ciudad Juárez desde 2008. Y más de 30,000 personas en la llamada guerra contra el narcotráfico. Mientras el gobierno mexicano dice estar ganando esta guerra,




San Jose City Report Denies Excessive Force Is a Problem

SiIicon Valley De-Bug, Video, Raj Jayadev, Posted: Dec 07, 2010

San Jose's city manager found that the police department does not have a problem with officers using excessive force.




Ticketing for Truancy: Improvement or Imprisonment?

New America Media, News Feature, Thandisizwe Chimurenga, Posted: Dec 07, 2010

Students who do not alert their parents to the existence of the tickets risk having their driver’s licenses suspended, and of course, fees continue to accrue.




夢想法案需要你的支持

New America Media, Op-ed, Posted: Dec 06, 2010

新美國傳媒,全美最大型的少數族裔媒體網絡, 呼籲其讀者加入支持通過夢想法案的行動。




The DREAM Act Needs YOU

New America Media, Op-ed, Posted: Dec 06, 2010

New America Media urges its audiences to join the national call for action on the DREAM Act.




WikiLeaks: "Mexico a Threat to U.S. Security"

El Universal, News Report, Posted: Dec 06, 2010

Mexico is the only part of Latin America that presents a threat to American security, according to a cable released by WikiLeaks.




Filipino Workers Push Big Claim vs. Cheney-Linked Firm

Inquirer.net, News Report, Posted: Dec 06, 2010

Some 2,300 overseas Filipino workers on Monday urged the Philippine Supreme Court to act on their appeal in connection with the 27-year-old case they filed against a Texas-based giant company associated with the Halliburton Group of Companies that was headed by former U.S. Vice President Richard "Dick" Cheney.




In California, Students Fight For Public Education

Neon Tommy , News Report, Callie Schweitzer, Posted: Dec 06, 2010

Ricardo Gomez has been arrested twice for standing up for what he believes in.The 21-year-old student is part of a growing student movement fighting tuition increases in the 10-campus system.




The DREAM Act—Shrinking Towards Reality

New America Media, News Report, Marcelo Ballvé, Posted: Dec 06, 2010

Tinkering with the DREAM Act eligibility requirement could shrink the pool of beneficiaries. But a lot of young people never get close to the DREAM in the first place.




Rio Crackdown—Cleaning Up Drug Gangs to Create the Olympic City

New America Media, News Report, Michael Fox, Posted: Dec 06, 2010

An eruption of drug-related violence and a crackdown by security forces are both related to Brazil's efforts to show it is safe and stable in advance of the World Cup and Olympics.




The Conversation with Roy and Rodriguez: WikiLeaking and Holiday Shopping

New America Media, Video, Sandip Roy, Posted: Dec 05, 2010

Richard Rodriguez and Sandip Roy take on the WikiLeaks fallout and the great face-off between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.




Unemployment Falling in Louisiana, But Not for All

El Tiempo New Orleans, News Report, Brenda Melara, Posted: Dec 05, 2010

Unemployment rates remain higher for Latino immigrants, many of whom came to rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.




Cancun: Mexico's Suicide Capital

ColorLines, News Feature, Roberto Lovato, Posted: Dec 05, 2010

The Climate Change conference is underway in Cancun. But migration, much of it because of climate change, has made it Mexico's suicide capital.




Wikileaks Saga: While Western Hubris Exposed, Arab Leaders Most Despicable

The Arab American News, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Dec 04, 2010

Perhaps the most condemnation in the wake of the most recently released Wikileaks information should be reserved for Arab dictators.




From Civil War to Gang Warfare—a Memoir

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

As a young boy, Randy Ertll went from living in the midst of the Salvadorian civil war to the gang wars that raged on the streets of South Central L.A.




Democratic Pollster: Don't Blame Young Voters for Midterm Debacle

New America Media, Question & Answer, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Dec 04, 2010

"Droppers" and "Switchers" remain inclined to support Obama in 2012, but balancing moderates' fears with liberals' disenchantment will be the Democrats' biggest challenge.




Expert: Failed Debt Plan Could Still Come Back to Haunt Ethnic Elders

New America Media, Question & Answer, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Dec 04, 2010

President Obama's debt panel may have failed to pass its sweeping plan, but—one expert warns—ethnic elders and their advocates should not let down their guard.




Rangel Got What He Had Coming, but Others in Congress Won't

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

The media crucifixion of Rangel absolves Congress of having to take any real action against other corrupt lawmakers—and there are many.




Somali Community Abuzz About Accused Oregon Bomber’s Secrets

New America Media, News Report, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Dec 03, 2010

Friends and acquaintances of the 19-year-old Somali American accused of a bombing plot in Oregon wonder whether they knew him at all.




WikiLeaks: U.S. Concerned Over Mexican Drug War

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Dec 03, 2010

The U.S. government considers the Mexican Army “slow” and “risk averse,” according to documents released by WikiLeaks.




WikiLeaks: U.S. Concerned Over Mexican Drug War

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Dec 03, 2010

The U.S. government considers the Mexican Army “slow” and “risk averse,” according to documents released by WikiLeaks.




Twenty Years in America and Still Trying to Become an American

San Jose Beez , Commentary, Anonymous , Posted: Dec 03, 2010

On the heels of a Congressional vote on the Dream Act, a bill that would offer a path to legalization for some immigrant youth, one San Jose writer shares his story of being undocumented and American.




Black, Native Farmers Win in the House of Representatives

Amsterdam News, News Analysis, Stephon Johnson, Posted: Dec 03, 2010

The House of Representatives passed the Claims Settlement Act, providing funding for claims brought by Black and Native American farmers.




Add the Scott Sisters to Mississippi's List of Injustice

Black America Web, Commentary, Tonyaa Weathersbee, Posted: Dec 03, 2010

These sisters have been in prison for 16 years – doing double life sentences for their alleged part in a robbery, $11 was taken and no one was hurt.




African-American Achievement Gap to Disappear in 40 Years

Pittsburgh Courier, News Report, Rebecca Nuttall, Posted: Dec 03, 2010

The latest report by A+ Schools revealed that the achievement gap between White and Black students continues to decrease.




Poverty on the Rise in America

Final Call, News Report, Starla Muhammad, Posted: Dec 03, 2010

In 2009, 14.3 percent of all people in the U.S. lived in poverty, according to the National Poverty Center.




Proposed Casino Gives Hope for Jobs to Some Richmond Youth

Richmond Pulse, Audio, Donny Lumpkins and Malcolm Marshall , Posted: Dec 03, 2010

While Richmond, California may be plagued with high crime rates and low unemployment the news of a potential casino has given hope to one young man who thinks will give Richmond a much needed economic boost.




New America Now: WikiLeaks Turns the Media Upside Down

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

A different look at the future of the WikiLeaks; a one-woman show in print and Latin American youth who're changing literature.




Big Media Fails Its “Moment of Truth” on Debt Panel Report

New America Media, Commentary, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Dec 03, 2010

National media is failing Americans in its coverage of President Obama’s debt commission, which is calling for cuts in programs like Social Security.




Free Johannes Mehserle Now

New America Media, Commentary, Kevin Weston, Posted: Dec 02, 2010

The trial Johannes Mehserle gave many hope that justice would be served. Now one African American man thinks he should just be freed.




Why Some on the Internet Are Starting to Wonder—Is WikiLeaks for Real?

New America Media, Commentary, Behrouz Saba, Posted: Dec 02, 2010

Leaked documents bolster the status quo in Washington while turning the U.S. into a "victim" and deflecting attention from its vast internal problems—hmmm.




Fresno - Young artists to unveil new West Fresno mural on Saturday, Dec. 4th

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

“Let’s make Fresno a better place” is the theme for a new youth mural that stretches across the length of the historic Louie Kee Market at Tulare and B Streets in West Fresno. After five months of planning, priming, painting and spraying, young artists and community members will put the finishing touches on a grocery store painting that depicts young people, community pride and well-known Fresno landmarks.




Tech-Savvy Teens Too Stressed to Text

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Commentary, Various Authors, Posted: Dec 02, 2010

In the digital age, technology is supposed to make life easier, but researchers have found that stress related to tech has grown among young people.




Louisiana AG Pledges Help for Filipino Teachers

Filamstar.net, News Report, Posted: Dec 02, 2010

The Louisiana Attorney General’s Office has assured its support for the teachers in securing U visas, which would allow them to continue working in the United States.




Calif. Approves Pesticide for Strawberries, Vineyards

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Dec 02, 2010

But many environmentalists insist that methyl iodide, a gas, is hazardous to farm workers and consumers.




Documenting the Forgotten Faces of India's AIDS Orphans

New America Media, News Feature, Poornima Weerasekara, Posted: Dec 02, 2010

Retired Dr. Donna Guenther has been traveling to India for many years, working with—and photographing—some of the AIDS pandemic's most vulnerable victims.




A Doctor's Word: 1-800 Service Offers Cancer Patients a Lifeline

New America Media, News Feature, Erin Marcus, M.D., Posted: Dec 02, 2010

The National Cancer Institute's help line offers free information and advice on all types of cancer, in Spanish and English. But many ethnic patients don't know it exists.




WikiLeaks Exposes Al Jazeera's Achilles’ Heel: Qatar vs. Iran

New America Media, News Analysis, Jalal Ghazi, Posted: Dec 01, 2010

What's most telling about Al Jazeera's reaction to the WikiLeaks is what it did not talk about.




Health Officials Dispel Fears About Flu Vaccine for Pregnant Women

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Dec 01, 2010

CDC and other experts reiterate: Flu vaccine "the best single way to protect the mother and the baby in her womb."




The Future of the Internet: What Artists, Entrepreneurs, Communities Could Lose

New America Media, News Report, Eric K. Arnold, Posted: Dec 01, 2010

Rappers and independent filmmakers feel their artistic freedom might be at stake in the fight over an open Internet.




The Flu Vaccine—A Shot in the Arm for an Ailing Economy

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Dec 01, 2010

Flu shots not only protect lives but also generate significant economic benefits, saving as much as $42 billion in direct and indirect costs.