Captured Pirates Rave About S. Korean Prison Food

Dong A Daily, News Report, Posted: Jan 31, 2011

Five Somali pirates, now detained in the South Korean port city of Busan, are said to be enjoying the country's hospitality, reports the Korean-language Dong-a Daily

Philippine People Power in Egypt: Marcos & Mubarak, Op-ed, Benjamin Pimentel, Posted: Jan 31, 2011

Pimentel opines that the Egyptian uprising may be reminding Filipinos why the February 1986 People Power Revolution that overthrew the Marcos dictatorship remains significant.

Tech Gadgets Galore at San Francisco's MacWorld

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Min Lee and Eming Piansay, Posted: Jan 31, 2011

YO!TV headed over to the San Francisco's Moscone Center to get our fill of the latest tech gadgets available for Apple users.

Study: Asian Women Hesitate to Address Sexual Health Issues

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Jan 31, 2011

Asian women hesitate to address sexual health issues. More work is needed in terms of education and increasing the lines of communication.

Black Men Say Doctor’s Visits Are Often a Bad Experience

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jan 31, 2011

African-American men avoid going to the doctor because they find the visits stressful and often unhelpful.

Roy and Rodriguez: Homeward Bound

New America Media, Video, Posted: Jan 30, 2011

Richard Rodriguez and Sandip Roy on going back home, and the "Sophie's choice" between aging mothers and aging dogs.

Binna’s Story: From Hell to Hope

Koream, News Feature, Jinah Kim, Posted: Jan 30, 2011

Overnight, she lost her entire family—by her father’s hand. He tried to kill her, too. This is Binna Kim‘s journey from Hell to Hope.

Google Goes After U.S. Hispanic Market

MediaPost, News Report, Posted: Jan 29, 2011

Google has created a "specialist team" to focus on the U.S. Latino market.

No Longer About Bread—Egyptians Want Mubarak's Head

New America Media, Commentary, Andy Lei, Posted: Jan 29, 2011

Egyptians are not agitating for more bread. They are hungry for something just as basic and important—freedom

Obama Defiant, Optimistic on Health Care Reform

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Jan 29, 2011

President Obama's remarks on health care reform made it clear his focus is on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Egypt Uprising "As Serious as a Heart Attack"

New America Media, Question & Answer, Jalal Ghazi, Posted: Jan 29, 2011

"The Egyptian people have been inspired by Tunisia and are not going to stop until President Mubarak steps down," says Mideast expert Dina Ibrahim.

Obama Sends the Right Signal on the Drug War

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Jan 29, 2011

President Obama said in a recent YouTube Town Hall that “drug legalization is a legitimate topic for debate.” Now he needs to back up those words with action.

Asian Americans See Big Loss in Home Equity

AsianWeek, News Report, Posted: Jan 29, 2011

Asian Americans are disproportionately affected by the housing bubble because of population concentrations in markets such as Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.

Bay Area Arabs Follow Egypt Protests on Facebook, Twitter

New America Media/Bay Citizen, News Report, Suzanne Manneh, Aaron Glantz, Posted: Jan 28, 2011

New technologies spread excitement and hope among Arab nations and the diaspora, especially to many here in the Bay Area.

Mubarak, in the Footsteps of the Shah

New America Media, News Analysis, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Jan 28, 2011

As he faces the wrath of his people, Egypt's president sounds uncannily like the Shah of Iran at the end of his reign.

Egyptian American Worries About Homeland, Relatives

New America Media, Question & Answer, Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Jan 28, 2011

Egyptian American publisher Ahmed Tharwet says he's worried for his relatives in Cairo who are taking part in the protest.

Gay Ugandan's Murder Blamed on U.S. Evangelicals

New America Media, News Report, Edwin Okong’o, Posted: Jan 28, 2011

After gay rights activist David Kato was bludgeoned to death with a hammer, American evangelicals will have a hard time convincing the world that they are not to blame.

Split Verdict for Ex-Cops in Shenandoah, Pa.

El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, Posted: Jan 28, 2011

A jury issued a split verdict Thursday against three former police officers accused of obstructing justice in the probe of a fatal beating of an immigrant.

A Reminder to President Obama: Don't Forget Immigration Reform

El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, Roberto Perez, Posted: Jan 28, 2011

An op-ed in El Diario/La Prensa argues that Obama must not lose sight of his promise to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

This Revolution Will Not Be Twittered? Cairo in Chaos

New America Media, Op-ed, Parvez Sharma, Posted: Jan 28, 2011

This horrible silence of an entire nation wiped off the worldwide web by a tyrannical dictator in this the second decade of the 21st century.

Latin America Elects First Korean Mayor

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Jan 28, 2011

Peru has elected its first ever Korean mayor, reports the Korea Times. Hung-won Jung declared victory in local elections last week in the city of Chan-chamayo, some 300 miles east of Peru’s capital, Lima.

New America Now: The State of Running the World

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Jan 28, 2011

Reaction to the State of the Union speech, how China's J-20 bomber has the Pentagon worried, results of the 2010 CA Parent Survey, & a guide on how to run the world.

S. Korea To Try Somali Pirates, News Report, Posted: Jan 28, 2011

The 21 crew members included eight South Koreans, two Indonesians and 11 sailors from Myanmar.

Genetic Researchers Fight to Include Ignored Ethnic Groups

America’s Wire, News Report, Kenneth J. Cooper, Posted: Jan 28, 2011

Latino and African American geneticists are changing neglectful research that has excluded ethnic groups from studies of diseases affecting them.

Amy Chua Interview: How to be a Tiger Mother

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Jan 27, 2011

Amy Chua talks to New America Now about how to raise children like a Tiger Mother.

Arizona Bills to ID US-Born Children of Undocumented Immigrants

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernandez, Posted: Jan 27, 2011

A baby born in Arizona to two undocumented parents would have a birth certificate that indicates he is not a U.S. citizen.

New Law Will Boost Powers of the Press in Vietnam, or Will It?

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Jan 27, 2011

A Vietnamese government decree that will take effect next month spells out new penalties for those who obstruct or fail to cooperate with the media.

Valerie Jarrett: Obama Is Focused on Black Progress

Black America Web, News Report, Michael H. Cottman, Posted: Jan 27, 2011

Jarrett, perhaps Obama’s most trusted confidante, says the president understands the growing impatience among African-Americans.

Mubarak...the Game is Over

BelAhdan, Commentary, Ahmed Tharwat, Posted: Jan 27, 2011

Egypt's recent protests and uprising indicate leadership for President Hosni Mubarak, and other similar leaders, has come to an end.

Bitter Pill: NY Schools Chief's Birth Control Joke Offends

Amsterdam News, News Report, Nayaba Arinde , Posted: Jan 27, 2011

Black quipped, “Could we just have some birth control for a while? It would really help us.”

Less Than Half of Students Proficient in Science

Philadelphia Tribune, News Report, Christine Armario, Posted: Jan 27, 2011

Very few students have the advanced skills that could lead to careers in science and technology, according to results of a national exam.

Filipinos Worry After State of the Union Address

"Balitang America"-The Filipino Channel, Video, Henni Espinosa, Posted: Jan 27, 2011

Many Filipino Americans who watched the President's State of the Union Address remain apprehensive about the country's slow economic recovery including seniors who fear cuts on health care & Social Security benefits because of the national deficit.

President Obama gave his State of the Union speech last night. Education, Medicare, Social Security, economy, and immigration reform were issues that the president talked to America about.

Angry Activists Condemn FBI Infiltration of Peace Movement

Final Call, News Report, Askia Muhammad, Posted: Jan 27, 2011

Beginning a few months before the Republican National Convention in 2008, a law enforcement infiltrated the Twin Cities Anti-War Committee.

Inshaallah Twitter: Egypt Abuzz With Hope for Change

New America Media, First Person, Parvez Sharma, Posted: Jan 27, 2011

The rule of a despot for three decades and the role of “American ally” are being challenged, thanks in part by the new social network.

Calif. University Accused of Being Front for Visa Fraud

India West, News Report, Pearl S. Driver, Posted: Jan 27, 2011

A private university is being accused of making millions off foreign nationals, mostly Indians, by registering them for classes while in reality they were working illegally.

Obama's Call to Strengthen Social Security Is Key for Ethnic Elders

Center for American Progress, Commentary, Christian E. Weller, Posted: Jan 27, 2011

In his State of the Union message, Obama called for strengthening Social Security. Economist Christian Weller says doing it right will help seniors of color.

Young Refugees Shatter Perceptions of Reality Through Film

New America Media, News Feature, Meredith Hoffman, Posted: Jan 27, 2011

A new youth program in New York gives young refugees the opportunity to learn how to make documentaries.

US-China Trade Measurement Skews Deficit

China Daily USA, News Report, Wang Xing, Posted: Jan 27, 2011

If numbers were adjusted to reflect the value a country contributed to a product, the U.S. trade deficit with China would be half of official figures.

How Much Do Anti-Immigration Bills Really Cost?

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Jan 26, 2011

As legislators across the nation consider passing bills to fight illegal immigration, two reports lay out the costly legal battles that could ensue.

Latin America Divided Over Ties with China

New America Media, News Analysis, Louis E.V. Nevaer

, Posted: Jan 26, 2011

The indications are already there that a great wall of wariness is rising between China and Latin America.

The State of the Union Speech Is Over—Now the Real Fight Begins

New America Media, News Analysis, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Jan 25, 2011

The speech was less a report card on the nation and the Obama administration than a treatise on what America will do to create jobs.

Egyptian Protesters Say Tunisia Is the Solution

RFI English, News Report, Staff Report, Posted: Jan 25, 2011

Thousands of Egyptians defied their government to join protests Tuesday. Police fired teargas and attacked protesters, demonstrators.

What Is the Political Center?

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Jan 25, 2011

Speculation that Obama has shifted toward the political center is based on the assumption that he has governed from the left.

How China's Stealth Aircraft Rose From Ashes of Balkan War

New America Media, News Report, Yoichi Shimatsu, Posted: Jan 25, 2011

The Chinese J-20 stealth fighter that's sowing fear at the Pentagon can trace its inception to the U.S. bombing of Kosovo in 1999.

Senior Citizens on the Gulf Coast After Environmental Catastrophes

News Orleans Agenda/New America Media, News Report, Katrina Rogers, Posted: Jan 25, 2011

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, almost 12% of the New Orleans population was comprised of residents 65 years of age or older.

Daniel Hernandez to Sit With Michelle Obama During State of the Union

Latina Magazine, News Report, Posted: Jan 25, 2011

When President Obama gives his State of the Union address tonight, two Latinos will be seated beside him in Michelle Obama's guest box.

Trust Black Women — Take Down the Anti-Abortion Billboards

LA Watts Times, News Report, Janette Robinson Flint, Posted: Jan 25, 2011

Along L.A.'s King Boulevard are billboards that say Black children are an endangered species with the face of a beautiful African-American child

Pakistani Americans Must Combat Radicalism, Not Just Complain

Pakistan Link, Commentary, Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy, Posted: Jan 25, 2011

If Pakistani Americans want to feel welcome in the United States, they need to judge Pakistan and the U.S. by the same yardstick.

Abused Immigrant Woman Plans to Withdraw Green Card Petition

World Journal, News Report, Posted: Jan 25, 2011

An immigrant Chinese woman is threatening to withdraw her husband's green card petition for abusing her.

A Win-Win Situation for US-China Relations After Hu's Visit

New America Media, News Analysis, George Koo, Posted: Jan 25, 2011

By most accounts, Hu's visit was considered a virtually unqualified success in a rare win-win in the bilateral relations.

Vietnam: Intensifying Repression of Human Rights

Vietam Review, News Report, Posted: Jan 25, 2011

The Vietnam government intensified its repression of activists and dissidents during 2010, and cracked down harshly on freedom of expression, association, and assembly, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2011.

Global Threats: Rising Prices & Extreme Weather

Tom Dispatch, News Report, Michael T. Klare, Posted: Jan 25, 2011

Most analysts are expecting a price surge this spring or summer when American motorists hit the road.

Koreans Flock to Manila for English Lessons

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Jan 24, 2011

More South Korean youngsters were getting special study permits to take English lessons while in the Philippines, the Bureau of Immigration reported last Sunday.

South Asian Leukemia Patient Needs Marrow Donor Urgently

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jan 24, 2011

Of the 8 million people registered in the National Bone Marrow Registry, only 1.8 percent are of South Asian descent.

Obama's Next Moves: Poll Numbers are Good, Challenges Remain

Final Call, News Report, Eric Muhammad, Posted: Jan 24, 2011

The president has been savaged by the right, called a “tyrant,” had his citizenship challenged and been subjected to death threats.

California Group Wants Local Preference In Contracts

Black Voice News, News Report, Chris Levister, Posted: Jan 24, 2011

Reverend Owusu Hodari wants the County of San Bernardino to consider giving a bidding advantage to companies that hire local workers.

GOP Eying Obama's Big Speech

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Jan 24, 2011

The preemptive attacks on President Obama’s State of the Union address have been partisan, familiar—and absurd.

If Duvalier Can Return to Haiti, Why Can’t Aristide?

San Francisco Bayview, First Person, Dr. Jean Bertrand Aristide, Posted: Jan 24, 2011

Since my forced arrival in the Mother Continent six and a half years ago, the people of Haiti have never stopped calling for my return to Haiti.

Comcast-NBC Union Needs a Closer Look

Philadelphia Tribune, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Jan 24, 2011

There’s something rotten in Washington, D.C. The stench comes from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Who's Who: Meet California's New Citizen Redistricting Commission

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Jan 24, 2011

This diverse group of Californians will spend the next eight months redrawing the state's voting districts.

Why Asians (and Other Minorities) Must Get Involved in CA Redistricting

New America Media, Op-ed, Eugene Lee and Deanna Kitamura , Posted: Jan 24, 2011

For minorities to take full advantage of California's new redistricting process, they must work to assure their "communities of interest" remain united, not divided.

New Panel Holds Key to Minority Political Power in California

New America Media, News Report, Nina Martin, Posted: Jan 24, 2011

A brand-new commission will have a far-reaching impact on the rights of minority voters throughout California for years to come.

Three Most Important Things to Know About Healthcare “Repeal”

New America Media, Commentary, Micah Weinberg, Posted: Jan 24, 2011

There are three critical things to understand about House efforts to “repeal” Obama's Patient Protection Act.

Ex-Colombian President's Past Haunts UN Probe of Israel

New America Media, Commentary, Kate Prengel, Posted: Jan 24, 2011

Israel's report condoning the Gaza flotilla raid underscores the need for an objective UN inquiry. But Álvaro Uribe's past threatens the UN probe.

Innovations Bring Depressed Elders Back From “Living Hell”

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Jan 23, 2011

Innovative programs aim to reach ethnic seniors before the mental illness many experience for the first time in their lives pushes them to desperation or suicide.

The Biggest Cave in the World Is Discovered in Vietnam, News Report, Posted: Jan 22, 2011

British cave scientists recently confirmed that Vietnam is now home to the world’s largest cave. The Son Dong Cave

Tiger Mother, the Mommy Wars and the Decline & Fall of the American Empire

New America Media, Commentary, Nina Martin, Posted: Jan 22, 2011

Amy Chua's memoir pits an empire in the ascendancy against one hurtling (we fear) into economic and social decline.

Yee to Limbaugh: Apologize for Racist Remarks

World Journal, News Report, Posted: Jan 22, 2011

California State Senator Leland Yee and Rush Limbaugh got into a war of words after Yee demanded an apology from the conservative talk radio host.

Tunisian Uprising: The Other Martyrs

New America Media, News Report, Jalal Ghazi, Posted: Jan 22, 2011

A surge in self-immolations throughout the Arab world seems to indicate a trend of turning away from religious strictures banning suicide.

In Obama-Hu Meeting, the Action Is Behind the Scenes

Sing Tao Daily, Editorial, Translated by Vivian Po, Posted: Jan 21, 2011

President Obama may seem weak on China's human rights issues, but he has accomplished what he needed for reelection.

Next Wave of Immigration Legislation Introduced in Arizona

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernandez, Posted: Jan 21, 2011

As states across the nation pass laws similar to SB1070, Arizona legislators are hard at work drafting the next wave of anti-immigrant legislation.

Who Got Loan Modifications and Who Didn't—Gov't Stalls on Data

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Jan 21, 2011

Housing advocates have been waiting for a year for information on people who've received loan modifications—critical information that could prevent foreclosures.

Filipino-American Actress Rises in 'True Grit'

Asian Journal, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Jan 21, 2011

The 14-year-old half-Jewish, half-Filipino actress has been lauded for her performance in the Coen brothers' film "True Grit."

New America Now: Heard 'Round the World

New America Now, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Jan 21, 2011

Tunisia's uprising through social media, the Ellis Island of the western U.S., and the book that sparked a controversy heard 'round the world.

Mexico Is Bleeding

New America Media, Commentary, Manuel Ortiz, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Jan 20, 2011

Violence has become a daily reality in Mexico, and the bloodshed will not cease until the culture of impunity comes to an end.

Korean Woman, Adopted as Infant, Facing Deportation in Arizona

Korea Daily, News Report, Seung Woo Shin / Translation: Aruna Lee, Posted: Jan 20, 2011

Seo was adopted and brought to the U.S. when she was 8 months old. Now she is 31 and sitting in an immigration detention center in Arizona.

Roy and Rodriguez: Austerity in California, Revolution in Tunisia

New America Media, Video, Richard Rodriguez and Sandip Roy, Posted: Jan 20, 2011

Does the austerity budget proposed by Jerry Brown means the end of California Dreamin'? And Obama's Yes We Can shows up in signs in Tunisia.

No Opportunities Mean More Violence for Oakland

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Sean Shavers, Posted: Jan 20, 2011

Late last year, Oakland was deemed one of the top five most dangerous cities in the nation.

México está sangrando

New America Media, Commentary, Manuel Ortiz, Posted: Jan 20, 2011

En México, la violencia más irracional alcanza a cualquiera. Impera con descaro la impunidad.

Ronald Reagan Was No Friend to Blacks

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Jan 20, 2011

Michael Reagan's assertion that his late father was a “better friend of blacks” than President Obama is historical revisionism—and utterly ridiculous.

Hospital Closings Jeopardize Care in Ethnic Communities

America's Wire, News Analysis, Marjorie Valbrun, Posted: Jan 20, 2011

Government cuts are aggravating the national epidemic of public hospital closures, leaving vulnerable ethnic communities with little—and often poor—care.

Gov. Christie Nominates 9/11 Attorney to NJ Superior Court

India West, News Report, Posted: Jan 19, 2011

A Muslim attorney who defended detainees swept up by law enforcement after 9/11 was nominated to the New Jersey Superior Court.

Letter From New America: From China to India to Calif.'s Far North

New America Media, News Feature, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Jan 19, 2011

Cliff Chang’s is a quintessential American story of Communist takeovers, the British Raj, San Jose cabbies and a Mexican eatery in California's rural north.

Pacquiao Wants 6 More Fights

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Jan 19, 2011

Looks like Manny Pacquiao has a long way to go before retirement. This was declared by Top Rank promotions chief Bob Arum who had chatted with the Fighter of the Decade last December.

Fil-Am Mayor of Hercules Resigns

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Jan 19, 2011

Filipino-American mayor of Hercules, Ed Balico, has resigned amid efforts to recall him and two other members of the City Council.

Jay Chou "The Green Hornet" Actor: Jackie Chan, Be Careful!

Pacific Citizen, News Feature, Nalea J. Ko, Posted: Jan 19, 2011

Actor Jay Chou takes on "The Green Hornet" role previously played by Bruce Lee, but the actor he really has his eye on is Hong Kong-born Jackie Chan.

Sicker Quicker, Broke Faster: Seniors’ Fate If Health Law Is Repealed

Center for American Progress, Commentary, Marilyn Moon, Posted: Jan 19, 2011

Republicans plan to try to repeal the Affordable Care Act. But doing so would severely harm seniors and Medicare, as well as people of color and small businesses..

Extremist Killing Is as American as Apple Pie

TomDispatch, News Analysis, Stephan Salisbury, Posted: Jan 19, 2011

In the two years before the Tucson massacre, a string of other attacks by right-wing extremists left 19 dead and 26 wounded.

Hey Amy Chua—There Are Other Ways of Being a Chinese Mother

New America Media, Commentary, Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, Posted: Jan 19, 2011

The "Tiger Mother" author is feeding into the current atmosphere of China-baiting and xenophobia, while missing the real factors that have made her a success.

Uncertainty in Ivory Coast, Optimism in Sudan

Final Call, News Report, Jerron Muhammad, Posted: Jan 18, 2011

During a BBC report on the worsening situation in the Ivory Coast, a spokesman for Alassane Ouatara said a low-level civil war is already in progress.

King's Southern Christian Leadership Group Back on Track After Scandal

Black America Web, News Report, Denise Stewart, Posted: Jan 18, 2011

Marred by more than a year of lawsuits and internal controversy, the Atlanta-based Southern Christian Leadership Conference has revived itself.

Baby Doc Arrested in Haiti

Washington Afro, News Report, Shernay Williams, Posted: Jan 18, 2011

Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, a former Haitian dictator, was taken into police custody days after his shocking return to the country.

Victory for the Lucasville Prison Hunger Strikers

San Francisco Bayview, News Analysis, Denis O’Hearn, Posted: Jan 18, 2011

The prison authorities have provided, in writing, a set of conditions that virtually meets the demands set out by Bomani Shakur.

Journalist Group Decides to Remove Helen Thomas Award

The Arab American News., News Report, Posted: Jan 18, 2011

The Society of Professional Journalists board of directors voted to discontinue the Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award last Thursday.

Stuxnet Worm Attack Against Iran—An Exercise in Overkill

New America Media, Commentary, William O. Beeman, Posted: Jan 18, 2011

The New York Times revealed that the Stuxnet computer worm that damaged Iran’s uranium enrichment equipment was a joint effort by the United States and Israel.

Luchando contra cáncer: La historia de una inmigrante sin seguro médico

New America Media/Vida en el Valle, Video, Text: Rebecca Plevin / Video: Jacob Simas, Posted: Jan 18, 2011

Parece que cuando Georgina González se enteró de que tenía cáncer, sólo se hubiera enfocado en buscar algo positivo en cuanto a la enfermedad.

Battling Breast Cancer Alone: One Uninsured Immigrant’s Story

New America Media/Vida en el Valle, Video, Text: Rebecca Plevin / Video: Jacob Simas, Posted: Jan 18, 2011

Safety net programs are crucial for uninsured immigrants like Georgina González.

John Ross 1938-2011

New America Media, News Report, Mary Jo McConahay, Elizabeth Bell and Sandina Robbins, Posted: Jan 18, 2011

Journalist, investigative poet, and social activist John Ross died peacefully today at Lake Patzcuaro in Mexico.

MLK Jr.—A Man For All Seasons

New America Media, Commentary, Irma Herrera, Posted: Jan 17, 2011

A veteran civil rights lawyer who grew up along the Tex-Mex border explains how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s struggle became her own.

Frustrated Homeowners: “Don’t Foreclose on My Dream”

New America Media, Video, Story: Suzanne Manneh// Video: Min Lee, Posted: Jan 17, 2011

Nearly 2.5 million homeowners nationally, have lost their home since 2007, and that number could balloon to 13 million in the next four years.

The Bitter Taste of Life

New America Now, Audio, Andrew Lam, Posted: Jan 17, 2011

Words usually taste good, but sometimes they taste bitter.

Don’t Expect Progress During China's Pres. Hu’s Visit

New America Media, News Analysis, George Koo, Posted: Jan 17, 2011

Up to now, the U.S.-China relationship has been a classic case of cultural mismatch and miscommunications

Far Too Many Still Think the King Holiday Is for Blacks Only

New America Media, News Report, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Jan 16, 2011

In far too many public and private circles, the King holiday is still regarded as a “black holiday” or, more charitably, a “civil rights issue.”

A Different Side of Benazir Bhutto

New America Now, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Jan 16, 2011

Duane Baughman discusses his new film on the life of the Pakistani politician who was assassinated in 2007

When a Fight Never Ends—Richmond's First Murder of 2011

New America Media, Video, Text: Sean Shavers //Video: Malcolm Marshall, Posted: Jan 16, 2011

The first murder of 2011 in the 6th most dangerous city in America started with a fist fight and ended in the death of 16 year old.

Calif. Health Advocates Decry “Painful” Cuts for Seniors

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Jan 16, 2011

Advocates for seniors are dismayed that Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget would eliminate or slash already-cut help for the state’s most vulnerable citizens.

Letter From New America: NY's Nepalese Community, Hungry for Home

New America Media, News Feature, Niharika Mandhana , Posted: Jan 16, 2011

Nepalese restaurants are thriving in the borough of Queens, thanks to a flood of new immigrants over the past five years.

Minority Small Businesses Pack Summit for Loan Help

New America Media, Video, Reporter: Odette Keeley; Video: Fernando J. Perez, Cliff Parker, Min Lee & Odette Keeley, Posted: Jan 15, 2011

Asian American small business owners face language and cultural challenges in accessing loan programs, and are more likely to use personal savings to start their business.

Haitians Still Displaced by Earthquake One Year Later

New America Now, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Jan 15, 2011

A year after the tragic earthquake struck Haiti, we discuss how the US has been involved with the recovery.

Sarah Palin, Under the Gun

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Jan 15, 2011

Palin's attacks on Obama have put him in mortal danger. But now that she's the target, it's all Democrats' fault.

Exiled: Iran’s Prince Turned Immigrant Commits Suicide

New America Media, News Analysis, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Jan 15, 2011

The suicide of the youngest son of Iran’s ex-Shah has been spun by his family as a political statement, but many Iranians have been drawn to his story of exile.

Pakistani Journalist Killed in Karachi

Pakistan Link, News Report, Posted: Jan 14, 2011

Pakistani journalist Wali KHan Babar, a reporter for Geo News, was killed in what appeared to be a targeted attack in Karachi.

Ethnic Media: Obama’s Tucson Speech Brings Hope, Temporarily

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Jan 14, 2011

Arizona’s diverse ethnic media gave Pres. Obama high marks for his speech in Tucson this week, but were not sure how long its impact would last.

Dubai Jails 150 Filipinas for Moonlighting, News Report, Posted: Jan 14, 2011

Some 150 Filipina workers have been languishing in a Dubai prison cell since last month for working part-time at a wedding reception, in violation of the United Arab Emirates' immigration laws.

A Germ by Any Other Name: The Case Against the New Delhi Superbug

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jan 14, 2011

Indian researchers want to change the moniker of a "superbug" that is giving their country a bad name.

Roy and Rodriguez: The Aftermath of Arizona

New America Media, Video, Richard Rodriguez and Sandip Roy, Posted: Jan 14, 2011

Essayist Richard Rodriguez and radio host Sandip Roy discuss the wider implications of the tragedy in Tucson and what it says about us as Americans.

Confucius Back in China

World Journal, News Report, Posted: Jan 14, 2011

Confucius has returned, at least to Tiananmen Square. A statue of the 5th century BC sage philosopher has just been erected there.

New America Now: When Tragedy Tastes Bitter

New America Now, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Jan 14, 2011

In the aftermath of tragedies in Haiti and Tucson, the suicide of an ex-prince, and a new book by Monique Truong.

Social Media Made Tunisian Uprising Possible

New America Media, News Analysis, Jalal Ghazi, Posted: Jan 14, 2011

Tunisia has seen the largest public protests since 1987, after an unemployed college graduate set himself on fire in front of a government building in December.

Helen Thomas Takes Her Seat at the Front of the Bus

Arab Detroit, News Feature, Ryah Aqel, Posted: Jan 13, 2011

For many Arab-Americans, Helen Thomas has become the Rosa Parks of Freedom of Speech rights.

The Way of the Gun—Self Defense, Intimidation and Collateral

New America Media, First Person, Various Authors, Posted: Jan 13, 2011

The massacre in Tucson has sparked a national debate on gun control. Three African American youth share their perspectives on why they need guns.

Kim Jong-il's Hairdo Will Outlive Him

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Jan 13, 2011

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il’s trademark bouffant hairdo and khaki jumpsuit are expected to be passed onto his son.

Poet Who Fought Femicide in Juarez Becomes Latest Victim

New America Media, News Report, Jose Luis Sierra, Posted: Jan 13, 2011

The grisly mutilation and murder of a well-known poet and critic of local authorities refocuses attention on the plight of women in Ciudad Juarez.

Prisoners Locked Down, Exploited and Mistreated

Final Call, News Report, Charlene Muhammad, Posted: Jan 13, 2011

Inmate advocates argue that the nearly $70 billion being spent nationally on corrections each year could be better used on non-vengeful alternatives.

When Eating Organic Was Totally Uncool, First Person, Pha Lo, Posted: Jan 13, 2011

Before hipsters got rooftop gardens, my poor, refugee family ate that way because we had to. And we were ashamed.

Who Gives Two Hoots for Owls in India?

Little India, News Report, Posted: Jan 12, 2011

India's environment minister blames Harry Potter for endangering India's owls.

Latinos Left Out of Paid Family Leave in California, Report Finds

New America Media, News Report, Poornima Weerasekara, Posted: Jan 12, 2011

Lack of awareness among immigrants and low-income workers has prevented them from tapping into California’s Paid Family Leave program.

San Francisco and the Rise of the Political Entrepreneur

New America Media, Question & Answer, Nina Martin, Posted: Jan 12, 2011

Grassroots advocate David Lee explains why recent political innovations are good news—and bad news— for the city's Asian-American voters and candidates.

Billions Pledged and Raised, but Haiti Continues to Suffer

Final Call, News Report, Starla Muhammad, Posted: Jan 12, 2011

January 12, 2010, at 4:53 p.m., a devestating earthquake forever changed the people living in the island nation of Haiti.

Haiti on Our Minds: One Year After the Quake

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, YO!TV Crew, Posted: Jan 12, 2011

Twelve months after an earthquake devastated the island of Haiti, the crew at YO!TV has kept the people and their struggles in our hearts and minds.

Schwarzenegger Issues Pardon, Clemency to Inland Women

Black Voice News, News Report, Kevin Weston, Posted: Jan 12, 2011

The two California women convicted of killing men who abused them received 11th hour relief from outgoing Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Loughner: Where Does Sanity End and Madness Begin?

New America Media, Op-ed, Brian Shott, Posted: Jan 12, 2011

After Tuscon shooting spree, a former journalist reflects on what drove Loughner over the edge.

How the P'urhépechas Came to the Coachella Valley

New America Media, Photo Essay, david bacon, Posted: Jan 12, 2011

Sitting on an Indian reservation in the southern California desert, the Duros trailer camp is now home to a large number of indigenous Mexican migrants, the P'urhépecha people.

Brown Proposes Deep Cuts to Health Care Programs

New America Media, Question & Answer, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jan 12, 2011

Children, seniors, disabled adults and the poor are among the hardest hit by the proposed cuts.

CA Budget Can Benefit from Health Care Reform—and Vice Versa

New America Media, Op-ed, Kelly Hardy, Posted: Jan 12, 2011

Health care reform can boost the state budget through increased revenues.

Did Palin’s Website Incite Killer to Target Giffords?

New America Media, Op-ed, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Jan 11, 2011

Unlike Palin’s lethal cross-hairs map, the Democrats’ map doesn’t contain inflammatory rhetoric.

A Tale of Two Gunmen

New America Media, Op-ed, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jan 11, 2011

For American media, Malik Mumtaz Qadri is a sign something is rotten in the state of Pakistan. But Jared Lee Loughner is cast as just a rotten apple.

Fired Russian Woman Charges Employer of Racism

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Jan 11, 2011

A Russian woman in Los Angeles has filed a lawsuit against her Korean employer, charging that her termination from the school was motivated by racism.

Journalist Group Delays Decision to Ax "Helen Thomas Achievement" Award

The Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Jan 11, 2011

The executive committee of the Society of Professional Journalists voted on Saturday to recommend removing its Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award.

California's Health: Parents Can Once Again Buy Insurance for Kids Only

New America Media, Commentary, Linda Leu and Anthony Wright, Posted: Jan 11, 2011

For the first time in history, every child in California is now eligible for health insurance coverage. But it’s up to parents to take advantage of these opportunities to get better care and coverage for children, and more economic security for their families.

Families of Missing Women Protest Police Inaction in Juarez

New America Media, News Feature, José Luis Sierra, Posted: Jan 11, 2011

Under Mexican law, the vast majority of the disappeared—especially minors—are classified as “runaways," so investigations aren't carried out for 72 hours.

American Comic Book in Arizona

New America Media, Commentary, Richard Rodriguez , Posted: Jan 10, 2011

When the world grows too complicated and spins out of our control, as happened in Tucson, Americans turn to a parlor game called “conservatives vs. progressives.”

La Opinión: What We Can Learn from Tucson Tragedy

La Opinión, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Jan 10, 2011

An editorial in the country's largest Spanish-language newspaper calls for the need for gun control and constructive political debate.

NYC Schools Chancellor Black Goes to Class

Amsterdam News, News Report, Cyril Josh Barker, Posted: Jan 10, 2011

As public school students head back to the classroom , newly appointed NYC Schools Chancellor Cathie Black had her first day of school.

Republicans Strip D.C.’s Voice and Vote in House Action

Washington Afro, News Report, Dorothy Rowley, Posted: Jan 10, 2011

One of the first orders of business for the Republican-controlled House was to strip D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton of her vote in the house.

Philadelphia School District Urges Employees to Keep Mum

Philadelphia Tribune, News Report, Eric Mayes, Posted: Jan 10, 2011

A memo sent to Philly school district employees this week reminded them that they could face disciplinary action for discussing district business

Cultural Tradition Traps Many Chinese Elder-Abuse Victims in U.S.

New America Media/Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Rong Xiaoqing, Posted: Jan 10, 2011

Elder abuse is a growing but hidden problem in Chinese communities in the United States.

What Time Is It?

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Amanze Emenike, Posted: Jan 09, 2011

YO!TV hit the streets of San Francisco to check out the the most popular watches folks are wearing.

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Shot in Tucson

El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, Posted: Jan 09, 2011

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., was shot in the head when an attacker opened fire at a public event in Tucson on Saturday

What Palin & Company Sowed, Arizona's Innocents Reap

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Jan 09, 2011

The hate-filled politics of ultra-right leaders like Sarah Palin—and their frequent use of gun imagery to attack Democrats—bears direct responsibility for the Tucson tragedy.

Giffords Shootings: Poisonous Fruit of Arizona's Vicious Politics

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández and news wires, Posted: Jan 09, 2011

As a bloody rampage leaves six dead and Democrat Gabrielle Giffords fighting for her life, sheriff says Arizona has become "the mecca for prejudice and bigotry."

General Vang Pao's Death and the Laotian Diaspora

New America Media, News Report, Mai Der Vang, Posted: Jan 09, 2011

Vang Pao had come to symbolize the struggle for a lost country to which many dreamed of making a return.

Slain Judge Faced Threats in Immigrant Suit: "He Should Be Dead"

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Jan 08, 2011

Arizona federal judge John Roll was inundated with threats after he allowed undocumented immigrants to sue a vigilante rancher for $32 million in 2009.

Huge Mass. Ruling Gives Homeowners New Power in Foreclosures

New America Media, News Report, Nina Martin and wire services, Posted: Jan 08, 2011

In landmark case, court rules that banks must have their paperwork in order before they can seize homes. Hundreds of thousands of foreclosures could be affected across the U.S.

Making 'Strides' in the Iron Triangle

Richmond Pulse, Video, Malcolm Marshall, Ann Bassette and Donny Lumpkins, Posted: Jan 08, 2011

David Benjamin is becoming a computer expert at the Stride Computer Center in Richmond, CA. With help from Richmond's Office of Neighborhood Safety, David in on his way to completing his career goals.

Roy and Rodriguez: The Past Ten Years

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jan 08, 2011

Richard Rodriguez and Sandip Roy discuss the high and low points of the past decade.

Conservative Church Leaders Condemn Moves to Repeal Birthright Citizenship

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández and Elena Shore, Posted: Jan 08, 2011

Across the political spectrum, criticism is mounting of new efforts in the states and Congress to deny citizenship to the U.S.-born children of undocumented immigrants.

What's the Matter With Anchor Babies, Anyway?

New America Media, Commentary, Ian Haney-López , Posted: Jan 08, 2011

Why aren’t we encouraging anchor babies, rather than vilifying them? Don’t we want immigrants to commit to making the United States their home?

9/11 Store Clerks’ Killer Loses Death Sentence Appeal

India-West, News Report, Posted: Jan 07, 2011

A self-proclaimed white supremacist, who killed two clerks in Texas and blinded another shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, lost an appeal Dec. 28 of his capital murder conviction.

Will Journalist Group Ax “Helen Thomas Achievement” Award?

Arab Detroit, News Report, Posted: Jan 07, 2011

The Society of Professional Journalists to vote on renaming the “Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement" Award

SF Police Shoot Wheelchair-Bound Man

New America Media, Video, Mike Siv, Posted: Jan 07, 2011

Police shooting of a wheelchair-bound man in San Francisco has caused many people in the neighborhood to question the police department's actions.

New America Now: A Decade in Review

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jan 07, 2011

With another decade behind us, NAM takes a look back at the past 10 years through the eyes of the ethnic media.

Can Obama and Congressional Blacks Pull Together Like It's 1995?

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Jan 07, 2011

The battle to protect health reform will be the first major test of the CBC’s and Obama’s skill at maneuvering in the radically changed political climate on Capitol Hill.

17-Year-Old Fatally Shot on Border Fence

EFE, News Report, Posted: Jan 06, 2011

Sonora state police are investigating the death of a young Mexican man who was reportedly shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

Finding the Roots of Belly Dance

Arab Detroit, News Report, Ameera David, Posted: Jan 06, 2011

As Belly Dancing grows increasingly popular amongst non-Middle Easterner's, some purists worry practitioners may misinterpret it.

Who is Ed Lee? Ask Chinese Media

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore and Vivian Po, Posted: Jan 06, 2011

The man who could be San Francisco’s first Asian-American mayor is well known in the Chinese press—though not to the rest of the city.

Khalsa Begins Life Sentence for Killing Daughter’s Lover

India-West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Jan 06, 2011

In the conclusion to a dramatic three-year-old saga, Gurparkash Singh Khalsa began serving his life sentence Dec. 27 at the Deuel Vocational Institute in Tracy, Calif., after being convicted of murdering his then-underage daughter’s boyfriend.

Ex-Cop Who Won Race-Bias Suit Dies of Pancreatic Cancer

India-West, News Report, Posted: Jan 06, 2011

Navin Sharma, a 54-year-old Mumbai-born police officer, who was fired from the Vancouver Police Department in Washington state and received a settlement of $1.65 million in his race-bias lawsuit against the city in 2008, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on Christmas Eve.

Chinese Seniors in U.S. Fall Victim to Elder Abuse (Part I)

New America Media/Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Rong Xiaoqing, Posted: Jan 06, 2011

Elder abuse is a growing but hidden problem in U.S. Chinese communities. This is the first in a two-part series.

Health Reform Grows Job Market for Interpreters

New America Media, News Report, Aruna Lee, Posted: Jan 06, 2011

One out of four jobs created in the United States through 2018 is expected to be in the health care industry.

Chinese American Named First Lady’s Chief of Staff

AsianWeek, News Report, Posted: Jan 05, 2011

Tchen, 54, began her work for the President and First Lady during the 2008 campaign. Prior to this service, Tchen was a partner at the Chicago office of Skadden,

Black Republican Joins the CBC

African American Reports, News Report, Staff, Posted: Jan 05, 2011

Newly elected Rep. Allen West of Florida has joined the Congressional Black Caucus, the first Republican to do so since 1996.

Suit Challenges California's Approval of Cancer-Causing Pesticide

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jan 05, 2011

Earthjustice filed the suit challenging the state's approval of methyl iodide on behalf of labor and environmental groups, including United Farm Workers.

An Urgent Movement for Justice

Black America Web, Commentary, Benjamin Todd Jealous, Posted: Jan 05, 2011

Our eyes remain firmly focused on the prize: Assisting the Scott sisters in getting the freedom they have won.

‘Taste the Difference’ Offers Eclectic Food for the Soul

Philadelphia Tribune, News Feature, Ayana Jones, Posted: Jan 05, 2011

Last April, Terri Davis partnered with her daughter and son-in-law, Nicole and Billy Miller, to open the takeout soul food restaurant.

The 10 Best Black Non - Fiction Books of 2010

Los Angeles Sentinel, News Report, Kam Williams, Posted: Jan 05, 2011

From a memoir on personal triumphs over racism to to an ad executives take on black stereotypes, African American authors had a good 2010.

Can a Two-Year Budget Help Solve California’s Financial Woes?

New America Media, Question & Answer, Nina Martin, Posted: Jan 05, 2011

The budget crisis facing new Gov. Jerry Brown has one silver lining: efforts to reform state government are finally gaining traction.

60 Days to Get Rid of Ethnic Studies in Tucson

Prensa Hispana, News Report, Posted: Jan 04, 2011

On his last day as Arizona School Superintendent, Tom Horne gave an ultimatum.

Family Sues A&E, "The First 48," in Girl's Death by Police

Final Call, News Report, Diane Bukowski , Posted: Jan 04, 2011

The suit asks for 10 types of monetary compensation, including “hedonic damages” related to the intangible value of life.

African Americans in Congress Struggle to Maintain Influence

Washington Informer, News Report, Charles D. Ellison, Posted: Jan 04, 2011

At the end of the Democratic-led 111th Congress, there are four CBC House Committee Chairs and 18 subcommittee chairs.

Passing Down The Kwanzaa Tradition

Black Voice News, News Feature, Chris Levister, Posted: Jan 04, 2011

Forty-one year old Stella Whitaker was 8-years-old when she celebrated her first Kwanzaa. So when Dec. 26 comes every year, she is ready and excited.

Four Vietnamese Youth Accused of Hacking UK Credit Cards, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jan 04, 2011

Vietnam hi-tech crimes investigation department reported that it has busted a ring of Vietnamese hackers who had used 100,000 credit cards in the United Kingdom, pocketing billions of dong.

Daddy O's Cafe—A Rainbow Coalition at Work

New America Media, News Report, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Jan 04, 2011

Daddy O's Cafe is a culinary bridge between San Francisco's African-American and Asian communities.

Former NY Gov. Paterson Reflects on His Historic Tenure

Amsterdam News, News Feature, Cyril Josh Barker, Posted: Jan 04, 2011

Paterson faced unprecedented challenges, including one of the worst economic climates in the history of the state and nation, and an often hostile press corps

Toyota-Brake Homicide Case—Koua Fong Lee Declares Victory!

Hmong Today, News Report, Staff, Posted: Jan 04, 2011

"I dreamed in prison that I was free," Hmong man says. "But this is not a dream! My life begins today. My children will know who their father is.”

More States to Copy Arizona Law

La Opinión, News Report, Pilar Marrero, Posted: Jan 03, 2011

The new year will bring new versions of the controversial Arizona immigration law SB 1070).

Foreign Drug Gangs Grow in the Philippines, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jan 03, 2011

Sophisticated foreign-based drug trafficking syndicates remain the biggest challenge to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and other law enforcement units engaged in the campaign against illegal drugs valued at over $8.4 billion (about P368.2 billion) a year.

Will Attorney General Kamala Harris Take on Foreclosure Crisis?

New America Media, News Report, Nina Martin, Posted: Jan 03, 2011

As Kamala Harris takes over as California’s attorney general, advocates for homeowners facing foreclosure will be watching closely.

Green for Grays: Philly Aims to Make Parks Fit for Seniors

The Philadelphia Inquirer/New America Media, News Report, Christina Hernandez, Posted: Jan 02, 2011

Philadelphia has one of the world's largest urban park systems. Now it wants to make city parks healthy places for elders.

Madhur Jaffrey, Indian Cooking's Julia Child

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jan 02, 2011

Madhur Jaffrey, world-renowned actress and cook, co-stars in Today's Special and discusses the ins and outs of Indian cuisine.

Biggest Newsmakers of the Decade—The Ethnic Media Nominees

New America Media, News Report, NAM Staff, Posted: Jan 01, 2011

Who was the biggest newsmaker of the decade, according to the Sing Tao Daily? Or Prensa Hispana? Or Arab Detroit?

Housing Prices on the Rise, Chinese Cling to Rural Status

China Daily USA, News Report, Wang Yan, Posted: Jan 01, 2011

With the housing prices in urban areas on the rise, the benefits of having rural "hukou"—free land and yearly subsidies—outweigh anything that cities have to offer.

Dilma, Brazil's New Leader, Has Big Shoes to Fill

New America Media, News Report, Michael Fox, Posted: Jan 01, 2011

Outgoing President Luis Inácio "Lula" da Silvia has set a new precedent in Brazilian foreign policy, lifting his country into the international arena like few before him.