Libyan Diaspora Helps the Homeland

New America Media, Question & Answer, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Mar 31, 2011

In Libya, a grassroots group has sprung up to deliver medical supplies and necessities to people in battleground cities.




Joe Arpaio Launches “Air Posse” to Hunt Immigrants at Border

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Mar 31, 2011

On Tuesday Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced the launch of “Operation Desert Sky,” an airborne version of his controversial crime sweeps.




Vietnamese Duo Bill Nguyen and Peter Pham Raise $41 Mil for Social App Color

Talk.Onevietnam.org, News Report, Posted: Mar 31, 2011

Color is a smartphone app that lets you share photos and create albums with people around you.




Census: Undercount Along Texas Border Will Cost Latinos Millions

Equal Voice Newspaper, News Report, Claudia Rowe, Posted: Mar 31, 2011

Activists believe as many as 300,000 people, almost all of whom live in the unincorporated subdivisions known as colonias, may have been left out of the official count.




Syrian Uprisings—Assad is Not Going Anywhere

New America Media, News Report, Jalal Ghazi, Posted: Mar 31, 2011

Reports in Arab media seem to suggest that Syrian President Hafez Assad, who took over the leadership from his dictatorial father in 2000, is not going to step down, despite the intensity of demonstrations in Latakia and Deraa, because Syrians are not demanding it.




Horses Abandoned in Foreclosure Crisis

La Opinión, News Report, Claudia Núñez, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Mar 31, 2011

Ranchers who can no longer afford their horses are leaving them, tied up and starving, in the pastures of California's Inland Empire.




America’s Most Segregated Cities Likely to Stay That Way

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Mar 30, 2011

If current policies are any sign, America’s most segregated cities will stay that way for more census counts to come.




U.S. Takes Second Look at Nuclear Safety

Philadelphia Tribune, News Report, Zack Burgess, Posted: Mar 30, 2011

In the wake of the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan earlier in the month, concerns have been raised about the safety of nuclear power plants in the U.S




Toward African Freedom in Libya and Beyond

San Francisco Bayview, News Report, Molefi Kete Asante, Posted: Mar 30, 2011

The French, the Americans and the British could not reach an agreement with the African Union to bomb Libya because the political intelligence of African leaders has grown.




Lessons of Anime—How to Cope with Japan’s Tragedy

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Mar 30, 2011

Devastation in Japan is the norm—in its manga (comics) and anime (animations). Andrew Lam says those hard images bear truths the world now needs.




Little-Known High Court Case Could Help Beat Deportation

New America Media, Commentary, Raj Jayadev and Angie Junck, Posted: Mar 30, 2011

Last year’s Padilla court decision, requiring adequate immigration advice for defendants, holds important lessons for public defenders who must learn to protect clients.




API Youth Respond to UCLA YouTube Rant

New America Media, Video, Eming Piansay, Posted: Mar 29, 2011

Haley Lew and Jennifer Zhai, of the API Legal Center in San Francisco, responded to the YouTube viral video of Alexandra Wallance's view of Asian American students at UCLA.




New America Now: Wal-Mart Class-Action Suit

New America Media, Audio, Irma Herrera, Posted: Mar 29, 2011

New America Now speaks with one of the lawyers representing the women in a giant sex-discrimination suit against Wal-Mart.




Filipino Teachers to Lose Visas in Maryland

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Mar 29, 2011

Hundreds of Filipino teachers in Maryland may be sent home due to budget cuts, but advocates say they'll sue unless merit and seniority, not nationality, determine who stays.




Daughter of Slaves Won't Be Recognized as Oldest Woman

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Mar 29, 2011

Born in Mississippi to former slaves, Lanier believes she’s the oldest person in the world. Although the federal government has verified her age, Guiness World Records will not recognize her status without a birth certificate.




Broussard Bursts into Laughter Describing 2007 Slaying

Chauncey Bailey Project, News Report, Thomas Peele, Posted: Mar 29, 2011

Devaughndre Broussard recounted in chilling detail Monday how he later staked out Chauncey Bailey before assassinating the journalist.




Why Palin Mania Continues

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

Why has Sarah Palin continued to grab media attention, despite her plummet from popularity?




Are There Health Risks in U.S. from Japan’s Nuclear Disaster?

New America Media, Question & Answer, Dr. Erin Marcus, Posted: Mar 29, 2011

Three weeks after the Japanese nuclear power plant disaster began, many U.S. residents are fearful about the possible health effects of radiation traveling across the Pacific.




Filipinos Are Most Avid Facebook Users

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Mar 29, 2011

Filipinos are the world’s most avid users of social media, in terms of online penetration, among countries around the world, the U.S.-based research firm comScore found.




Backstreet Boys to Play Vietnam

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Mar 28, 2011

The Backstreet Boys, one of the biggest teen-pop groups of the 1990s and 2000s, arrived in Saigon this week, for its first-ever shows in the country.




Will Japan Treat its Foreigners Better After the Earthquake?

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Mar 28, 2011

In a nation of 130 million, Japan’s foreigner population numbers just around 2 percent, and is a largely invisible class.




Japan’s Literature of the Apocalypse

New America Media, Commentary, Ted Goossen, Posted: Mar 28, 2011

Japanese literature since 1945 has gone through three stages of apocalyptic writing. What kind of literature will emerge from the present tragedy?




California Budget Cuts at Odds With State’s New Alzheimer’s Plan

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Mar 28, 2011

Some 1.1 million Californians serving as caregivers for loved ones with Alzheimer’s face severe cuts in state assistance, even as the number of people with the disease is expected to explode.




Will Tibetans Survive Without the Dalai Lama?

New America Media, News Feature, Nanditha Krishna, Posted: Mar 27, 2011

The Dalai Lama continues to be Tibetan Buddhism’s top leader, but handed over temporal power to the exile government.




Obama, Univision Host Latino Education Forum

Univision, News Report, Posted: Mar 26, 2011

President Obama will appear Monday on Univision to answer questions about Latinos and education in a town hall meeting.




New Census Numbers Mean New Responsibilities for Latinos

La Opinión, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Mar 26, 2011

Editors of La Opinión write that it is worrisome that members of the Latino community are not ready for a future where they play a central role.




The Amazing Racer -- Safe Driving Possible Even at Age 90

RedwoodAge.com, News Feature, Shaleece Haas, Posted: Mar 26, 2011

At age 90, Douglas “The Professor” Sabiston races at California’s Infineon Raceway. Recent research helps busts the myth that older drivers are all dangerous.




Violence in Ivory Coast Strikes Fear Among Liberians Here

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Mar 26, 2011

The U.S. grants TPS to Liberians who are already here but that status is running out in September as crisis looms in Liberia.




Too Many Eligible Asians Fail to Apply for Citizenship

New America Media, Video, Story: Vivian Po // Video: Eming Piansay and Vivian Po, Posted: Mar 25, 2011

There are over 800,000 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in California who are eligible for citizenship but haven't been naturalized.




Salvadoreños cuestionan a Obama en el aniversario de la muerte de Romero

New America Media, Photo Essay, Roberto Lovato, Posted: Mar 25, 2011

En el trigésimo primero aniversario del asesinato de Romero, los salvadoreños quieren saber si Obama hará su parte para acabar con el espíritu de la impunidad.




Ciudad en Arizona considera adoptar políticas más amistosas para los inmigrantes

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Mar 25, 2011

Mesa, la sede de Russell Peace, considera seguir los pasos de Utah.




In NY, Chinese Trade Restaurant Work for Car Services

China Press, News Report, Posted: Mar 25, 2011

As the NY economy has recoverd, so have private car services, with much of the growth driven by Chinese workers fleeing the restaurant industry.




Sarah Palin Gets Cold Shoulder From Indian Govt.

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Mar 25, 2011

The snub was apparently meant to show New Delhi's continued displeasure at "racial profiling" of Indians at American airports.




This Week on New America Now

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Mar 25, 2011

Libyan diaspora's helping hand, Asian & Hispanic numbers in US Census surprise, India's Census, Wal-Mart class-action, Iran Film Series, Arabs Gone Wild




Census: Latino, Asian Population Soars 43 Percent Across U.S.

New America Media, News Report, Nina Martin, Posted: Mar 25, 2011

Huge gains by minority groups—especially in the South and West—sets up contentious political battles over redistricting, with GOP-leaning states gaining the most Latinos




Maysoon Zayid: Arabs Gone Wild Comedy Tour

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Mar 25, 2011

The Arabs Gone Wild comedian Maysoon Zayid discusses her new show.




Libyan Diaspora Assists in Humanitarian Disaster Back Home

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Mar 25, 2011

Libya's diaspora community is making a remarkable difference in getting help and supplies to the humanitarian disaster in their homeland.




Reporting from Kolkata: India's New Census

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Mar 25, 2011

New America Now's Sandip Roy reports from Kolkata on India's 15th Census.




Arizona City Might Shift Gears on Illegal Immigration

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Mar 25, 2011

Mesa, Ariz. is the last place one would expect to consider immigrant-friendly legislation. But that's exactly what is happening.




Liberal Democrats Are Hurting Obama’s Presidency over Libya

New America Media, News Report, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Mar 25, 2011

But a lambaste of Obama coming from a liberal Democrat is something that the right will always gleefully welcome.




Many Filipinos Won’t Leave Libya for Their Jobs

Philippine Daily Inquirer, News Report, Jerry E. Esplanada, Christine O. Avendaño, Posted: Mar 25, 2011

Thousands of Filipinos have ignored the Philippine government’s last call to return home, preferring to stay in Libya rather than face a bleak future in their home country.




Golden State Warriors to Partner with U.S. Fund for UNICEF to Help Japan

Rafu Shimpo, News Report, None, Posted: Mar 24, 2011

The Golden State Warriors are partnering with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to help aid in the relief efforts in Japan following the massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck the country on March 11, the team announced Wednesday.




의료개혁법 시행 1년, 10만 가주민 혜택 받아

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Translated by Aruna Lee and Jin Kim, Posted: Mar 24, 2011

획기적인 연방 의료개혁법의 합헌성에 대한 20여 개 주의 법정 공방과 공화당의 이의 제기 및 철폐 위협 속에서 의료개혁 1주년을 맞았다.




Roundtable Discussion: How Redistricting Could Empower Our Communities - March 31st

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Mar 24, 2011

What ethnic media can do to inform and engage our audiences in this process. NAM will also announce an April contest for ethnic media practitioners on “Who is in my audience, who is my community?”




Obama en El Salvador, ¿"Atrapado por la historia" o "Espacio para la Esperanza"?

New America Media, News Report, Roberto Lovato, Traducido por Liz Gonzalez, Posted: Mar 24, 2011

Horas antes que el presidente Obama estaba por llegar a su país, los salvadoreños estaban escuchando cada declaración que hizo.




Salvadorans Question Obama on Anniversary of Romero's Death

New America Media, Photo Essay, Roberto Lovato, Posted: Mar 24, 2011

On March 24, 1980, Archbishop Romero was murdered by a U.S.-backed Salvadoran death squad; 31 years later, Obama visited his tomb.




NNPA to Champion Pardon for Wilmington Ten

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Mar 24, 2011

Though The Wilmington Ten eventually were freed and their sentences commuted by North Carolina’s governor, they never received a formal “pardon of innocence.”




Restorative Justice Takes On West Oakland Schools

New America Media, Video, Cassidy Friedman, Posted: Mar 24, 2011

Oakland backed a restorative justice pilot project at Cole Middle School, a move that is credited with radically improved attendance rates.




Obama's Foray into Libya: Guns, Money and Hope for the Best

New America Media, Commentary, Behrouz Saba, Posted: Mar 24, 2011

Obama would be wise to encourage the forces of moderate Islam, and act with the advice and consent of the American people.




一年後,健保改革造福十萬名加州居民

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Summer Chiang翻譯 , Posted: Mar 23, 2011

自健保改革法立法後,估計已造福10萬名加州人民。




Un año despues, la reforma del cuidado de salud beneficia a 100.000 californianos

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Traducido por Liz Gonzalez, Posted: Mar 23, 2011

La ley de protección al paciente y atención sanitaria asequible (ACA por sus siglas en inglés) celebra su primer aniversario esta semana.




Light Sentence for Death of California Farm Worker

Radio Bilingue, News Report, Posted: Mar 23, 2011

The death of Maria Isabel Vasquez Jimenez gained national attention in 2008, when the farm worker died of heatstroke after working nine hours straight, under a hot sun, in a vineyard in California’s central valley.




Two Trials and an Anniversary—Bonds, Bailey and Mixon

New America Media, News Analysis, Kevin Weston, Posted: Mar 23, 2011

Two sensational trials and a terrible anniversary have captivated the Bay Area media this week, bringing up many unanswered questions.




U.S. Government Embarrassed by Afghan Woman Again

New America Media, News Analysis, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Mar 23, 2011

The U.S. State Department's denial of a visa to Malalai Joya may have more to do with the war in Afghanistan than Joya herself.




Impacto negativo de SB 1070 bloquea futuro de leyes anti-inmigrantes en Arizona

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Mar 23, 2011

El impacto económico negativo de SB 1070 fue crucial en el fracaso de cinco nuevas leyes contra la inmigración ilegal en Arizona.




Why the Wal-Mart Case Is So Important to Women, Minorities

New America Media, Question & Answer, Nina Martin, Posted: Mar 23, 2011

With unions under siege, class-action lawsuits are one of the few ways low-wage workers can level the playing field with employers.




Eye On Arab Media: Pundits Critical of Military Intervention in Libya

New America Media, News Analysis, Jalal Ghazi, Posted: Mar 23, 2011

Arab journalists voice serious concerns about Western military intervention in Libya after the United Nations enforced a no-fly zone over the country.




One Year Later, Health Care Reform Benefits 100,000 Californians

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Mar 23, 2011

Health care experts take a look at who has benefited from the health care reform law in its first year.




Amid Nuclear Fears, Korean Consulate Keeps Doors Open to Quake Victims

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Mar 22, 2011

The Korea Times in Oakland reports that amid the ruins of last week's earthquake and tsunami in the Japanese city of Sendai, the Korean consulate in the city has been offering 24-hour emergency services.




Fears of Border Violence Slow Recovery of Maquiladora Industry

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Kent Paterson, Posted: Mar 22, 2011

Employment in Ciudad Juarez’s maquiladora industry has been slow to recover, in part due to fears of violence along the border.




Obama in El Salvador—"Trapped by History" or "Space for Hope"?

New America Media, News Report, Roberto Lovato, Posted: Mar 22, 2011

Nearly 20 years after the civil war, many Salvadorans wonder if Obama will acknowledge the role the U.S. government played.




Shell from Murder Weapon Found in Bey IV's Bedroom

Chauncey Bailey Project, News Report, Thomas Peele, Posted: Mar 22, 2011

A spent shotgun shell fired from the gun used to kill journalist Chauncey Bailey in 2007 and was found in the bedroom of Yusuf Bey IV.




Eight Years of Occupation In Iraq, Eight Years of Misery

New America Media, News Feature, David Bacon, Posted: Mar 22, 2011

Demonstrations broke out in other countries of the Middle East recently, but people in Baghdad had been taking to the streets for years.




Obama in Latin America: Equal Partners or America's Backyard?

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Mar 22, 2011

Obama’s visit to Latin America highlights the importance of a region that has been relegated to second place by the White House.




Chauncey Bailey Murder Trial Begins

Chaunceybaileyproject.org, News Report, Posted: Mar 22, 2011

Seven men and five women were chosen Monday after 18 rounds of peremptory challenges that took about 20 minutes. Five alternates were also chosen.




Little by Little, Turkey Is Empire

New America Media, News Analysis, Sean David Hobbs, Posted: Mar 22, 2011

Turkey's view toward the Middle East during (and before) the Arab Uprisings.




Memorial Service for Disaster Victims

Rafu Shimpo, News Report, Posted: Mar 21, 2011

Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple will hold a memorial service for victims of the Tohoku region earthquake/tsunami, combined with the Spring Ohigan Service, on Sunday, March 27, at 10 a.m.




SB 1070 Casts Shadow on Arizona’s New Anti-Immigrant Bills

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Mar 21, 2011

The economic fallout of SB 1070 has reinforced the success of a new direction for pro-immigrant and Latino organizers.




Important Black Architectural Gem Saved From Demolition

The Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Staff, Posted: Mar 21, 2011

S.W. Green House, the Mid-City home of an early 20th century Black millionaire, is lifted from its site out of the footprint of the new LSU/VA Hospital.




Activists Take Wait-and-See Attitude About New Orleans Police Report

Black America Web, News Report, Denise Stewart, Posted: Mar 21, 2011

New Orleans police officers have often used deadly force without justification and repeatedly made unconstitutional arrests.




CA Lawmakers Line up to Oppose Close of Redevelopment

Black Voice News, News Report, Chris Levister, Posted: Mar 21, 2011

California may dismantle its redevelopment program, in which portions of property taxes are diverted back to cities to fund efforts to eliminate blight




The Revolution of My Egyptian Homeland and San Jose Family

Silicon Valley De-Bug, Commentary, Nehal Abuelata, Posted: Mar 21, 2011

An Egyptian born San Jose writer shares her view on the historic revolution and the new insights on family that came with it.




NCAA Should Ban Schools with Bad Grad Rates from Tournament

Washington Afro, News Report, Perry Green, Posted: Mar 21, 2011

10 of the 68 schools currently involved in the NCAA Tournament carry a graduation rate of less than 50 percent.




African American Homicides on the Rise in NYC

Amsterdam News, News Report, Cyril Josh Barker, Posted: Mar 21, 2011

Brooklyn was labeled the deadliest borough, having 24 percent of the city’s homicides, specifically in the East New York neighborhood.




NAACP Awards Raises Questions about Black Images

New America Media, News Report, Starla Muhammad, Posted: Mar 21, 2011

Why do awards shows, Black or otherwise, continue showcasing and rewarding artists who continue perpetuating the thug, gangster, video vixen image.




Al Jazeera Chief Lauds New Media

New America Media, News Report, Peter Micek, Posted: Mar 21, 2011

The Chief of Al Jazeera television spoke at a panel for the United Nations Human Rights Council about the effectiveness of new media in reporting.




Attack on Libya: Why Odyssey Dawn Is Doomed

New America Media, News Analysis, Yoichi Shimatsu, Posted: Mar 20, 2011

The first engagement in a "limited action", as described by President Barack Obama, is not being fully revealed in its embarrassing details.




Vietnamese Marijuana Growers Through the Eyes of Their Defense Attorney

iexaminer, News Report, Posted: Mar 20, 2011

A Seattle-area defense attorney who services the majority of these cases, Khanh Tran, believes the Vietnamese community gets a bad rap.




One Year Later: The Health Effects of the BP Oil Spill

New America Media, Question & Answer, Erin Marcus, Posted: Mar 20, 2011

Nearly a year after the BP oil spill, medical experts try to help locals understand the very serious health effects of the disaster.




Support for Japan Crosses Ethnic Lines, Historical Divides

New America Media, Roundup, Odette Keeley, Posted: Mar 19, 2011

Ethnic media headlines convey the extent to which aid efforts have cut across ethnic lines and in some cases, deep historical divides.




Regime Change: In Libya, Call a Spade a Spade

New America Media, News Analysis, Mary Jo McConahay, Posted: Mar 19, 2011

To say intervention in Libya is anything but militarized regime change keeps the door open for the U.S. Big Stick that has cost countless lives.




Gay Immigrant Youth in New York Struggle With Homelessness

Feet in Two Worlds, Video, Von Diaz, Posted: Mar 19, 2011

Each night in NYC, at least 3,800 youth are homeless. 40 percent of those identify as LGBT, and 15 percent are immigrants.




Letter from Fukushima: A Vietnamese-Japanese Police Officer’s Account

New America Media, First Person, Ha Minh Thanh, Posted: Mar 19, 2011

A Vietnamese immigrant in Japan writes a stirring letter to his brother from the epicenter of the crisis, the Fukushima nuclear power plant.




United States's First-Ever Universal Period Review by the UN

New America Media, News Report, Peter Micek, Posted: Mar 18, 2011

For the first time ever, the United States's own human rights record will be reviewed by the United Nations Human Rights Council.




Tohoku Quake & Tsunami Monitoring: "A Lighter Moment"

New America Media, News Analysis, Yoichi Shimatsu, Posted: Mar 18, 2011

The post-tsunami clean-up effort is a mammoth task, and large sea-crafts known as "lighters" would get the job done quickest.




Losing Home—Immigrant Families’ Path Through Foreclosure and Beyond

New America Media/Queens Latino, News Report, Marcelo Balivé, Javier Castaño, Plinio Garrido, Posted: Mar 18, 2011

Queens Latino and New America Media teamed up to trace the paths of three Latino immigrant families who lost their homes.




Foreclosure: La peor pesadilla de las familias inmigrantes

New America Media/Queens Latino, News Report, Marcelo Ballvé, Javier Castaño, Plinio Garrido, Traducido por Javier Castaño, Posted: Mar 18, 2011

QueensLatino y New America Media se unieron para identificar el sendero de tres familias inmigrantes que perdieron sus casas.




Lack of Medical Coverage Spells Trouble for Small Business Owner

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Mar 18, 2011

The Korean owner of a Vietnamese restaurant in the South Bay has filed a claim against a former employee on charges that the latter made false accusations regarding a work related injury, reports the Korea Times.




Portion of ‘Hereafter’ Disc Sales to Go to Red Cross

Rafu Shimpo, News Report, Posted: Mar 18, 2011

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group has announced that it will give $1 million from disc sales of Clint Eastwood’s film “Hereafter” to the Red Cross for its relief efforts in Japan.




This Week on New America Now: Nuclear Disaster, Iranian New Year, and the New Jim Crow

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Mar 18, 2011

New America Now covers the nuclear disaster in Japan and its radiation fall-out, Iranian New Year, the new Jim Crow, and a new film about Indian surrogacy.




Made in India: The Business of International Surrogacy

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Mar 18, 2011

The story of an American woman and the Indian surrogate mother who carries her children to term.




Norooz: The Iranian New Year

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Mar 18, 2011

Iranians, Zoroastrians and Persianate peoples have been celebrating the new year on the first day of spring for millennia.




The New Jim Crow

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Mar 18, 2011

Though Jim Crow laws no longer exist, subordinate status and racial caste still remain for many African Americans, according to Michelle Alexander.




Politics of Disaster: Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Aid

New America Media, News Analysis, Behrouz Saba, Posted: Mar 18, 2011

As natural disasters like Japan's tsunami continue to happen worldwide, old enemies are turning to each other for assistance.




India Is Not Japan: Nuclear Reactors in Grave Danger

New America Media, News Analysis, Sandip Roy, Posted: Mar 17, 2011

India's nuclear reactors are under even greater threat than Japan's because of how disorganized and unprepared the country is for disaster.




Tohoku Quake & Tsunami Monitoring: "Full Metal Alchemy"

New America Media, News Analysis, Yoichi Shimatsu, Posted: Mar 17, 2011

Be careful who you donate your money to for Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief. Also, a guide on how the radiation could affect you.




Chinese Media Coverage of Japan: Where Are the Bodies?

New America Media, News Report, Vivian Po and Summer Chiang, Posted: Mar 17, 2011

Chinese media coverage of the crisis in Japan, unlike other catastrophes, has been devoid of photographs that depict death.




SFSU Hosts Banned Arizona Ethnic Studies Staff

New America Media, Video, Ann Bassette and Eming Piansay, Posted: Mar 17, 2011

Recently San Francisco State University hosted a handful of staff from ethnic studies programs in Arizona banned by the state legislature.




Abused and Deported: Immigrant Women Face Double Disgrace

La Opinión, News Report, Pilar Marrero, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Mar 17, 2011

Programs that mix police work with immigration enforcement represent a growing threat to immigrant women who are victims of domestic violence.




La Opinión: Utah Immigration Laws Send Message of 'Courage'

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Mar 17, 2011

This week, the governor of Utah, Republican Gary Herbert, signed into law four immigration bills.




Advice for Reporting on Quake and Tsunami in Japan

New America Media, News Report, Yoichi Shimatsu, Posted: Mar 17, 2011

More than a professional “tip sheet" for reporters, this article includes insights into dangers triggered by the disasters in Japan.




Lebanon: Revolution on Everyone's Mind But Not on Anyone's Agenda

New America Media, News Report, Mohamad Ozeir, Posted: Mar 17, 2011

Throngs of demonstrators in Beirut were not calling for an overthrow of the government, just a more productive one.




In Libya, Benghazi’s Freedom Fighters Face a Massacre

Alhewar, News Report, Ghassan Michel Rubeiz, Posted: Mar 16, 2011

As diplomats debate ending Gaddahfi’s rule, he is left free to murder the people demanding change.




In Korea, Old Hostilities Give Way as Aid Flows to Japan

New America Media, News Report, Aruna Lee, Posted: Mar 16, 2011

After more than six decades of often-bitter disputes, Koreans are now lining up to aid Japan, their one-time colonial master.




Puncturing Japan's Steel Curtain: Dealing With Nuclear Disasters

New America Media, News Report, Yoichi Shimatsu, Posted: Mar 16, 2011

We should praise Japanese print and television news media who have hammered at and finally punctured the steel curtain of official secrecy.




NAACP Apologizes to Black Publishers for Image Awards Ad Snub

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Mar 16, 2011

The NAACP apologized yesterday to black community newspapers around the country for a perceived advertising snub at the recent Image Awards. Black publishers had expressed outrage that they’d been passed over on a symbolically important ad buy, but the NAACP says the papers were excluded accidentally due to a contractor’s mistake.




42 Filipinos Missing in Japan

Inquier.net, News Report, Posted: Mar 16, 2011

The Philippine Embassy in Tokyo released the names of 42 Filipinos reported missing in Friday’s quake tragedy.




Dance for the Dead—Turf Dancing Movement Goes Global

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Valerie Klinker , Posted: Mar 16, 2011

Kash Gaines and Royshawn Thompson have helped take the Bay Area breed turf dancing craze to the world through the internet.




California DREAM Act Passes First Hurdle in State Legislature

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Mar 16, 2011

The California DREAM Act passed the assembly's Higher Education Committee, clearing its first hurdle on the way to the governor's desk.




Motley GOP Contenders Are Obama’s Biggest Trump Card

New America Media, News Analysis, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Mar 16, 2011

For the new crop of GOP presidential hopefuls, recent history could offer a valuable lesson: Centrism wins elections.




In the Name of the Fathers—The Priests of Juarez

New America Media, News Report, José Luis Sierra, Posted: Mar 16, 2011

With the penitential season of Lent underway, Catholic priests in Juarez, the most violent city in Latin America, are walking a tight rope.




UCLA Student Says Sorry for “Asians in the Library” YouTube Rant

Colorlines, News Report, Jorgue Rivas, Posted: Mar 15, 2011

Third-year UCLA student Alexandra Wallace, who went viral over the weekend with a racist YouTube rant about Asian students in the university library, has issued an apology through the school’s newspaper.




LAPD Changes Car-Impound Policy

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Mar 15, 2011

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is changing its car impounding policy, in a move editors of La Opinión applaud.




Filipino Nurses in Libya Remain, Earning Respect

Global Nation Inquirer, News Report, Posted: Mar 15, 2011

Hundreds of Filipino nurses and medical staff have stayed in strife-torn Libya, winning the hearts of the locals and improving the reputation of the Philippines in Arab countries.




GOP Reopens Fight Over Nuclear Waste in Sacred Yucca Mountain

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Mar 15, 2011

In 2010 the Department of Energy withdrew its application to pursue Yucca Mountain as a site for a nuclear waste dump, but Republicans have not abandoned the idea.




Japan’s Official Meltdown in Meaning: Tohoku Quake and Nuclear Monitoring

New America Media, News Analysis, Yoichi Shimatsu, Posted: Mar 15, 2011

Information about the government and corporate interests involved in the nuclear program in Japan is being censored at the very top.




Amid Rescue Efforts in Quake-hit Japan, Racist Comments are Rampant on the Web

Pacific Citizen, News Report, Posted: Mar 15, 2011

Amid Rescue Efforts in Quake-hit Japan, Racist Comments are Rampant on the Web.




Karaoke Parlor Employees in Hanoi Sentenced for Robbing Koreans

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Mar 15, 2011

A series of karaoke robberies have gone bad in Hanoi, leaving one Korean dead and four Vietnamese facing stiff prison sentences.




Gary Locke -The Next US Ambassador to China?

Northwest Asian Weekly, News Report, Posted: Mar 15, 2011

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, during his time as the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Locke oversaw a department that is charged with expanding the country’s broadband infrastructure, bringing economic development to communities hardest hit by the recession, and putting Americans to work under programs run by the Census, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).




After Six Executions, Family Flees Juarez—But Is Anywhere Safe?

New America Media, News Report, José Luis Sierra, Posted: Mar 15, 2011

The Reyes Salazar family, long a target for violence, can’t pinpoint their enemy. But they suspect the Mexican government.




Tohoku Quake and Tsunami Monitoring: "Internal Combustion"

New America Media, News Report, Yoichi Shimatsu, Posted: Mar 14, 2011

The internal combustion that has taken place in the Japanese nuclear reactor in Fukushima could potentially get a lot worse.




GOP Eyes Black Vote in 2012

NNPA, News Feature, Tom Risen, Posted: Mar 14, 2011

With two Black Republicans among the Republican freshman class, the GOP is looking into ways it can expand support from the Black community in 2012.




U.S. Yemenis Hold Opposing Rallies on Yemen's Unrest

The Arab American News, News Report, Nick Meyer and Jessica Barrow, Posted: Mar 14, 2011

Current unrest in Yemen has been the focus of opposing demonstrations among Metro Detroit Yemenis, one of the larger U.S. Yemeni communities.




Is King Downplaying Threat of Racist Extremists?

Black America Web.com, News Analysis, Frederick Cosby, Posted: Mar 14, 2011

Responding to an avalanche of criticism, Rep. Peter King justified holding a controversial hearing on the radicalization of Muslim-Americans last week by saying the issue was the preeminent threat facing the nation’s security.




Filipino Gang Leader Gets Life Without Parole

Filamstar.net, News Report, Posted: Mar 14, 2011

A jury recommended on Monday life in prison without parole for a former Asian Boyz gang member convicted of eight Los Angeles-area killings and 10 counts of attempted murder.




Riverside Reaches Out to Sendai; George Takei sends Sympathy

Rafu Shimpo, News Report, Posted: Mar 14, 2011

Akemi Kikumura Yano, president and CEO of the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, issued the following statement on Saturday:




HUD Report: Low-Income Renters Suffering

The Final Call , News Report, Jesse Muhammad, Posted: Mar 14, 2011

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently released its biannual report to Congress on the housing needs of low-income Americans.




Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund

AsianWeek, News Report, Posted: Mar 14, 2011

e know from our experience and relief efforts with the Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake of 1995, that there will be more bad news to come as the recovery and rescue efforts continue.




Census 2010: Welcome to the Bay-sian Area

New America Media, News Analysis, Andrew Lam, Posted: Mar 14, 2011

Is the San Francisco region becoming the Bay-sian Area? Census data show major population growth for Asians, evident in the area’s politics, sights and tastes.




Climate-Change Law: Why CA Environmentalists Are Fighting Each Other

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Mar 14, 2011

Cap-and-trade plan, supported by mainstream environmental groups, has sparked a lawsuit by environmental justice groups because of its impact on poor people.




Tsunami Country: Man Vs. Nature in Japan's Devastated Northeast

New America Media, Commentary, Yoichi Shimatsu, Posted: Mar 13, 2011

Japan's northeast coast, ravaged by earthquake and tsunami, would not have been nearly so vulnerable but for the folly of humans.




Officials Stall Reports on Reactors, Chinese Team Tackles Meltdown

New America Media, News Analysis, Yoichi Shimatsu, Posted: Mar 13, 2011

Japanese agencies are no longer releasing independent reports on the state of the nuclear reactor facilities damaged by the earthquake.




Traditional, Modern Medicine Cross Paths to Aid Patients

New America Media, News Feature, Liana Aghajanian, Posted: Mar 13, 2011

Eastern and Western medical practices are increasing complimenting each other despite findings challenging the effectiveness of Oriental medicine.




ICE, Obama Cannot Build Their Way Out of Detention Crisis

New America Media, Op-ed, Andrea Black, Posted: Mar 13, 2011

The continuing relationship with The GEO Group, which has a notorious track record of civil and human rights violations, raises serious doubts about the Obama administration's commitment to fixing a broken immigration detention system.




Fears Mount that Japanese Nuclear Plant Is Near Meltdown

New America Media, News Analysis, Yoichi Shimatsu, Posted: Mar 12, 2011

A day after Japan’s devastating Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, core meltdown is underway the Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant and appears to be unstoppable.




Arizona Bills Spark High-School Protests at State Capitol

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Mar 12, 2011

Arizona bills to deny schooling to undocumented immigrants are prompting protests by high school students, saying, “Education is Dignity.”




U.S. Arab Media Worry Hearings Will Worsen Islamophobia

New America Media, Roundup, Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Mar 12, 2011

Hearings on Islamic terrorism being held by U.S. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. are deeply disturbing to journalists in Arab Media in the U.S.




First Waves of Weakened Tsunami Hit Eastern Philippines

GMA News, News Report, Jerrie M. Abella, Ben Serrano/JV, GMA News , Posted: Mar 11, 2011

Philippine officials announced Friday that all tsunami alerts in the Philippines have been lifted, although still weaker waves might continue coming in until early Saturday morning.




Filipino Caregivers Welcome CA Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

"Balitang America"-The Filipino Channel, Video, Henni Espinosa, Posted: Mar 11, 2011

Filipino-American caregivers are grateful that California legislators are recognizing their rights as domestic workers. Last month, Calfornia Assemblyman Tom Ammiano introduced the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights and if passed, CA will be the second state to enact such a law.




Californians Feel Pain At The Pump

Black Voice News, News Report, Chris Levister, Posted: Mar 11, 2011

Rising gas prices are pushing many paychecks to the breaking point but surveys show more Americans are better prepared.




Arizona's Latino Population Up 46 Percent

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Mar 11, 2011

in 2010, Latinos made up nearly 30 percent of Arizona's 6.4 million residents, up from 25 percent in 2000.




Asian-American Population Growth Outpaces Latinos in Several Major States

AsianWeek, News Report, Posted: Mar 11, 2011

Census data from 27 states shows that the Asian population is growing much faster than the overall U.S. population.




Japan's Tsunami & Nuclear Plants: Humans, Not Nature, Made This Crisis

New America Media, News Analysis, Yoichi Shimatsu, Posted: Mar 11, 2011

As a huge earthquake and tsunami threaten Japan's nuclear plants, we must remember that nature's power is only as great as the human-caused vulnerability of our civilization.




Filipino Leads Union Drive in Nevada Casinos

Asian Journal, News Report, Dymphna Calica-La Putt, Posted: Mar 11, 2011

Culinary Union Local 226 seeks to unionize 13,000 workers at 18 hotel-casinos operated by Station Casinos in southern Nevada.




New America Now: Fighting for Rights, Respect and Safety

New America Now, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Mar 11, 2011

How International Women's Day has changed over the last 100 years and an in-depth look at reporting coverage of the drug wars in Juarez.




American Soldiers and Torture in Iraq and Afghanistan

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Mar 11, 2011

The facts and stories behind American soldiers and torture in Iraq and Afghanistan.




What Makes a Muslim-American Radical? America's Own Wars on Muslims

New America Media, Commentary, Behrouz Saba, Posted: Mar 11, 2011

Rep. Peter King's hearings on radicalization in the Muslim-American community ignored Al Qaeda's greatest recruitment tool: the U.S. wars in the Muslim world.




The Black African Soldiers Who Fight for Libya—and the U.S.

New America Media, News Report, Yoichi Shimatsu, Posted: Mar 11, 2011

Who are those mysterious black soldiers fighting on Gadhafi's behalf? They are U.S.-trained commandos whose first mission was to battle Al Qaeda in the Sahara.




Critics Question GOP Dominance of U.S. Civil Rights Panel

America’s Wire, News Analysis, Kenneth J. Cooper, Posted: Mar 10, 2011

Republicans still hold the majority vote on the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. Critics say the Obama administration isn’t doing enough to make the panel effective.




The New Power of a Latino-Jewish Coalition in L.A.

The Jewish Journal, News Report, Jonah Lowenfeld, Posted: Mar 10, 2011

The number of groups across the country working to strengthen Latino-Jewish ties is growing.




Angry Workers March as Wages Fall, Union Rights Threatened

Final Call, News Report, Saeed Shabazz, Posted: Mar 10, 2011

From the streets of New York City, to the state house at Raleigh, N.C., to the Capital building in Madison, Wisconsin -- workers are on the march.




Mayor Gives $1M to Seattle’s Business Districts

Iexaminer, News Report, Posted: Mar 10, 2011

The Office of Economic Development has awarded the Chinatown/ International District $185,000 in grant funding for economic revitalization.




Eye on Arab Media: Is Israel Gadhafi’s Ultimate Safe Haven?

New America Media, News Report, Jalal Ghazi, Posted: Mar 10, 2011

Arab media say Gadhafi has few potential retirement destinations. But Israeli reports suggest an intriguing possibility. Could Gadhafi’s cap double as a yarmulke?




More Korean Kids Ending Up in Foster Care

Korea Times, News Report, Seung Jin Yang, Translated by Aruna Lee, Posted: Mar 10, 2011

There is a silent and often unspoken tragedy growing in the Korean-American community involving broken families and the children they leave behind.




No More Free Food for Chinese Restaurant Workers

World Journal, News Report, Posted: Mar 10, 2011

Chinese restaurants in New York are formalizing their hiring practices after a crackdown by immigration authorities.




Cambodian Immigrants Seek Healing in Khmer Rouge Genocide Trial

New America Media, Video, Video: Mike Siv / Story: Liz Gonzalez , Posted: Mar 10, 2011

Cambodian immigrants in the U.S., traumatized by genocide, hope for justice, as four top Khmer Rouge officials go to trial for crimes against humanity.




Black Urban Flight Changing America’s Political Face

New America Media, News Analysis, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Mar 09, 2011

New Census data confirms black flight from inner cities to the suburbs, as older whites, Latinos and Asians have moved in. The impact on black politics will be profound.




Richmond's RYSE Community Comes Together After Tragedies

Richmond Pulse, Video, Video: Min Lee // Text: Danita Davis, Posted: Mar 09, 2011

With two lives lost in the first month of 2011, Richmond CA's RYSE Center is working with the youth to cope with the tragic loss to their community




"All the Ladies Say" Documentary Features San Jose B-Girl Icon Aiko Shirakawa

Silicon Valley De-Bug, Video, Fernando Julian Perez, Posted: Mar 09, 2011

"All the Ladies Say" is a film that profiles female street dancers who have carved a niche in the physically challenging, male-dominated breakdance world




Black Women and Their Babies — Are They Being Targeted?

L.A. Watts Times, News Report, Jennifer Bihm, Posted: Mar 09, 2011

L.A. remains a focal point of debate over Planned Parenthood's intentions.




California's Latino Population Grows by 27.8 Percent

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Mar 09, 2011

The Latino population in California has grown by three million people, or 27. 8 percent.




Utah Sets Itself Apart from Anti-immigrant Current

EFE/La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Mar 09, 2011

Utah wants to show the world that it “is not Arizona,” by approving measures that benefit underground foreign workers.




Census: A More Diverse California Means Big Political Changes Ahead

New America Media, News Report, Nina Martin, Posted: Mar 09, 2011

Latinos and Asians accounted for most of the state's growth over the last decade, while the proportion of whites and African Americans declined.




Spike in Islamophobia Taking Toll on Sikhs

New America Media, Commentary, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Mar 08, 2011

Attack on two elderly Sikhs outside Sacramento leaves one man dead. Are Rep. King, Huckabee and Gaddafi to blame?




Why Are Indian Warships Heading Towards Libya?

New America Media, News Analysis, Sandip Roy, Posted: Mar 08, 2011

India claims its redeployment is aimed at rescuing 12,000 citizens from Libya. But the larger goal may be to send a message to China.




Three Korean Diplomats Linked to Shanghai Sexy Siren

Joongang Daily, News Report, Gwang-lip Moon, Posted: Mar 08, 2011

Three Korean diplomats are suspected of having a romantic relationship with the same Chinese woman during recent tours in Shanghai and giving her government information.




Inflation Putting Heat on Chinese Government

China Daily USA, News Report, Mark Hughes, Posted: Mar 08, 2011

With food and housing prices skyrocketing, controlling China's inflation rate is the Beijing government's top priority.




Do Obama's Budget Cuts Mean Cutbacks on Justice?

Final Call, News Report, Starla Muhammad, Posted: Mar 08, 2011

Advocacy groups, as well adult and juvenile justice activists, are expressing disappointment in the Obama administration's 2012 federal budget.




Planned Parenthood, NY Supporters Unite Against Pence Amendment

Amsterdam News, News Report, Mahalet Dejene, Posted: Mar 08, 2011

Thousands of people rallied against the Pence Amendment, which would cut federal funding from services offered by Planned Parenthood.




After Seesaw First Term, Philly Mayor Nutter Runs Unopposed

Philadelphia Tribune, News Report, Christopher Moraff, Posted: Mar 08, 2011

Michael Nutter will face an uncontested downhill slide into a second term despite the fact that most voters say they don’t want him there.




Lawmakers Accuse GOP of Inciting Tension Between Blacks, Immigrants

Washington Afro, News Report, Staff Report, Posted: Mar 08, 2011

Black lawmakers are pushing back over a Republican's contention that a surge in the number of illegal immigrants is hurting low-skilled workers most.




Cal State Committed To Boost Black Graduation

Black Voice News, News Report, Chris Levister, Posted: Mar 08, 2011

Cal State’s six year old Super Sunday initiative aims to demonstrate to young African Americans that a college degree is within their reach.




White “Joes” Remain GOP’s Trump Card Against President Obama

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Mar 08, 2011

A new poll says President Obama’s approval is up—except among white males. GOP candidates win the “Joe” vote big, especially, but not only in the South.




Social Security Benefits a Critical Income Source for Asian Americans

AsianWeek, News Report, None, Posted: Mar 07, 2011

Asian and Pacific Islander Americans depend on Social Security benefits as a critical income source, both as elders and as disabled people of all ages.




Malia Movement Company

Silicon Valley De-Bug, Video, Jean Melesaine and Malia Connor, Posted: Mar 07, 2011

March is International Women's Month, and De-Bug will be highlighting women leaders in the Bay Area as a month long series.




Manila Accuses China of Sea Violation

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Mar 07, 2011

The Philippine military March 3 accused the Chinese navy of entering Manila's waters in the South China Sea and ordering an oil exploration vessel to leave.




Positive Deviance: Combatting High School Dropouts

New America Media, News Report, Vivian Po, Posted: Mar 07, 2011

Half of Merced High School's class of 2009 didn't graduate. A new program hopes to address the high dropout rate.




Transit Case Raises Question: Can the Poor Ever Find Justice?

New America Media, Commentary, Eva Paterson and Reggie Shuford, Posted: Mar 06, 2011

Can victims of contemporary forms of discrimination and disparity find justice in our courts? A recent court ruling in a case involving public transportation suggests the answer is no.




American Immigrant

New America Media/San Jose Beez, Video, AD Avila, Posted: Mar 05, 2011

AD Avila was selected as one of a handful of community leaders from around the country by the Knight Commission to present a digital story of his immigrant experience.




Journalists on the Frontlines of Revolution

Ipolitics, News Analysis, George Abraham, Posted: Mar 05, 2011

The sight of people standing up for their basic rights takes the writer back to a time when he was editing an English newspaper owned by Qatar’s foreign minister.




South Asians Suffer High Rate of Heart Disease

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

South Asians are four times as likely to get heart disease than the general population, and half of heart attacks among them occur before age 50.




Despite Economy, Neglected Black Dems Still Ride with Obama

Washington Informer, News Analysis, James Wright, Posted: Mar 04, 2011

Blacks in the Democratic Party remain enthusiastic about President Obama and his policies despite the ailing economy.




CA Attorney General Moves on Church Scammers

Black Voice News, News Report, Chris Levister, Posted: Mar 04, 2011

The office of California Attorney General Kamala Harris is suing businesses and people who allegedly conned more than 30 African-American churches.




Americans are Manipulated Stealthily by the Wealthy

Philadelphia Tribune, News Report, Linn Washington Jr., Posted: Mar 04, 2011

Fiscal conservatives like Christie and Corbett justify balancing their budgets through gutting things benefitting the middle and working classes.




Civil Rights Photog and FBI Informer Is No Hero

Black America Web, Commentary, Gregory Kane, Posted: Mar 04, 2011

Ernest Withers was supposed to be a journalist. His job was to report on the FBI and expose that agency’s wrongdoing, not work for it.




More California School Children Qualify For Free Meals

New America Media, News Report, Jacob Simas, Posted: Mar 04, 2011

Six counties in the Central Valley top the list of places with the highest percentage of children eligible for school meal programs, long viewed as a barometer of child poverty.




New America Now: Mideast's Natural Resources, Attacks on Women's Health Care

New America Now, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Mar 04, 2011

How natural resources from the Middle East are a daily part of US life, what's behind the attacks on Planned Parenthood, and why social media's revolutionary impact may be overrated.




New America Now Interviews: Abbas Milani on The Shah

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Mar 04, 2011

New America Now interviews Stanford Professor Abbas Milani on his new biography of the Shah of Iran.




The Collapse of the Old Oil Order

Tom Dispatch, News Analysis, Michael Klare, Posted: Mar 04, 2011

After the rebellion in the Middle East, one thing is guaranteed: the world of oil will be permanently transformed.




Hawaii Civil Unions Passes in Senate, Moves to Governor

Pacific Citizen, News Report, Posted: Mar 03, 2011

Hawaii civil union supporters are optimistic that a bill providing many marriage rights to same sex couples will be signed into law by the governor.




Less Than 100 Asians Hold Board Seats in the Fortune 500

AsianWeek, News Report, Posted: Mar 03, 2011

eadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP) recently unveiled the findings of its newest leadership series report measuring Asian and Pacific Islander (API) inclusion on Fortune 500 boards.




What Keeps the Lid on North Korea?

New America Media, News Analysis, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Mar 03, 2011

North Korea remains impervious to the winds of change that's sweeping across the Middle East and will stay that way for some time.




Former U.S. Soldier Told He Has No Country

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Mar 03, 2011

After spending nine years in the U.S. Army, Ramdeo Chankar Singh now faces deportation.




Millions Are Raising Their Grandkids in Poverty

New America Media, News Report, Charlene Muhammad, Posted: Mar 03, 2011

Marquise Cormier is one of 6.7 million American youths being cared for by grandparents or other kin—many of them ethnic families struggling in poverty.




Lawsuit Claims Tainted Alcohol Pad Caused Child’s Death

India-West, News Report, Richard Springer, Posted: Mar 02, 2011

A lawsuit filed in federal court last month claims a contaminated alcohol prep pad manufactured by Hartland, Wisconsin-based Triad Group caused the sudden death of two-year-old Harrison Kothari, the son of Shanoop and Sandra Kothari of Houston, Texas.




Egypt's Elders Wary of Twitter Generation

New America Media, News Analysis, Amr Emam, Posted: Mar 02, 2011

More than half of Egypt's 80 million are under 30, and they are bringing radical change to the country after the revolution.




Missing Voices in Yemen's Uprising

New America Media, News Report, Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Mar 02, 2011

Yemeni-Americans say much is missing in coverage of the political unrest that erupted in their home country over three weeks ago.




Why Obama Should Pull Out of Afghanistan

New America Media, News Report, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Mar 02, 2011

Obama promised to make Afghanistan his war and thought it was winnable but perhaps he should rethink that strategy.




Child Prodigy and Grandmother Show Hidden Face of Poverty

New America Media, News Feature, Charlene Muhammad, Posted: Mar 02, 2011

Marquise’s life was happy as a budding child author and youthful entrepreneur. Then his grandmother became ill and his grandfather died.




Mideast Revolutions and 9-11 Intrigues Created in Qatar

New America Media, News Analysis, Yoichi Shimatsu, Posted: Mar 01, 2011

On the surface, Qatar is the pro-Western host of the U.S. Central Command but it is also underhandedly backing an Islamist takeover of North Africa.




Spectator Asks, “Who Will Shoot Obama?”

AFRO, News Report, AFRO Staff, Posted: Mar 01, 2011

House Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) is receiving national attention after a spectator at one of his recent town hall meetings in Athens, Ga. asked, “Who will shoot Obama?”




Was Egypt's ‘Revolution' a Military Coup and Will U.S. Policy Change?

The Final Call, News Analysis, Brian E. Muhammad, Posted: Mar 01, 2011

Observers of the Egypt revolution question the perception of triumph and what the power shift represents.




Who Are Those "Greedy" Public Workers? Blacks and Women

New America Media, News Report, Nina Martin, Posted: Mar 01, 2011

GOP attempts to break public unions in Wisconsin and elsewhere will hurt African Americans more than other workers, a UC Berkeley labor economist says.




What Wisconsin Means for America's Unions

New America Media, Question & Answer, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Mar 01, 2011

New America Now's Shirin Sadeghi talks with labor expert & photojournalist David Bacon about what the Wisconsin labor dispute means for America's unions.




South Korean Consulate Appeals that Adoptee Not be Deported

Korea Daily, News Report, Byung Il Kim, Translated by Kat Choi, Posted: Mar 01, 2011

The South Korean Consulate in Los Angeles has appealed for leniency in the case of a Korean adoptee facing deportation.




Libyan Americans Anxious As Revolution Unfolds

The Arab American News, News Report, Nick Meyer, Posted: Mar 01, 2011

Libyan Americans are closely watching the political unrest continue in their home country, but fear most for their families still in Libya and the country's future.




The Law of The Gun: Vigilante in Mexico

New America Media, News Report, Jose Luis Sierra, Posted: Mar 01, 2011

A video of an execution of two carjackers by Juarez police has many citizens cheering but some warn against vigilante.