"Arab Spring" Offers Faint Hope for Vietnam's Democracy Supporters

New America Media, Commentary, Thai Nguyen-Khoa, Posted: Apr 30, 2011

World events cast shadow on one writer's reflections of the 36th anniversary of the fall of former South Vietnam.

Hair Braider Sues for Right to Work Without a License

Black America Web.com, News Report, Denise Stewart, Posted: Apr 30, 2011

Growing up in Sierra Leone,Jestina Clayton leaned to braid corn rows in her mother’s hair at the age of five. Now she's suing for the right to braid hair for a living.

Is Nigeria Heading Toward a Second Civil War?

The Root, News Report, Sunni M. Khalid |, Posted: Apr 30, 2011

In the wake of presidential elections, riots have broken out and thousands have been displaced. Is Goodluck Jonathan, the winner, fanning the flames of war?

Despite Fears of Fukushima's Radiation, Many Expats Stay Put

Northwest Asian Weekly, News Report, Jean Wong, Posted: Apr 30, 2011

Should they stay or should they go? Though many Americans in Japan ask themselves that question, many decide to stay.

Native Americans Protest Plans to Pave Over Sacred Site

New America Media, News Report, Max Pringle, Posted: Apr 30, 2011

Native activists say too many other Bay Area tribal sacred lands have been desecrated for the sake of development, and they’re making a stand in Vallejo.

Obama Aims to Reconnect with Loyal Black Voters

The Final Call, News Report, Starla Muhammad, Posted: Apr 29, 2011

Critics say Mr. Obama may be taking the Black vote for granted as members of the Democratic Party have been accused of for years.

On Anniversary of LA Riots, Gulf Remains Between Blacks, Koreans

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Apr 29, 2011

Nineteen years after the L.A. riots, Koreans and blacks remain at odds, while Koreans and Latinos have forged strong ties.

Man Eats Shark: With California on its way to banning shark fin, will Washington follow suit?

Northwest Asian Weekly, News Report, Posted: Apr 29, 2011

While some countries are known to eat shark meat, the demand for meat did not match the international demand for shark fin.

2011 New America Media Education Fellowship - May 5th & 6th

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Apr 29, 2011

NAM Education Fellows will participate in a two-day training program in Sacramento on May 5 & 6, where they will meet and discuss important education with experts, researchers, officials and advocates in the field. Following the training, fellows will publish a story (or series) about an innovative school model, a new teaching method, or a pilot program that has proven successful for students in undeserved communities, and selected stories will be published on NAM's website.

Luis Gutierrez: Firebrand Says Obama Can Reform Immigration

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Apr 29, 2011

The firebrand advocate for immigration reform says that President Obama has the executive power to make a change, if he so chooses.

More Trump Nuttiness—Now It’s Obama’s Grades

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

Now that the birther issue has been put to rest, the "controversy" over Obama's college grades has been resurrected—with the goal of questioning his competency as president.

NAM Radio: Luis Gutierrez, Raul Ramos, Abu Ghraib, Blitz the Ambassador

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Apr 29, 2011

New Show: America's 2nd most important Hispanic leader: Luis Gutierrez, 7th Anniversary of Abu Ghraib, Raul Ramos, Hip Hop's Blitz the Ambassador.

Immigrant Rights Supporters Refocus Struggle on Obama

New America Media, News Report, Liz Gonzalez, Posted: Apr 29, 2011

A 20-city tour being organized by the Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) aims to energize and refocus immigrant rights supporters ahead of a national day of protest on May 1.

Dissonant Wedding Bells: Generations Clash Over Asian Mixed Marriages

New America Media/Sing Tao Daily, News Feature, Rong Xiaoqing, Posted: Apr 29, 2011

Asians, now 4.9 percent of the U.S. population, marry outside their race at twice the rate of other racial groups. The result can be family conflict between young and old.

Gas Prices Put the Brake on DC Businesses

AFRO, News Report, Jamaal Abdul-Alim, Posted: Apr 28, 2011

Not so long ago, Northwest D.C. florist Karen Woods could plan to spend about $100 per week on gas to make whatever deliveries she needed to make in the region. But with the recent surge in gas prices, the weekly cost of gas for Woods has more than tripled to close to $350.

William Reed: Marable’s ‘Malcolm X’ Makes Him ‘Just a Man’

NNPA, News Report, William Reed, Posted: Apr 28, 2011

Two of Malcolm X’s daughters take issue with a recent biography of their father alleging that the marriage between Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz was strained, and that both partners may have been unfaithful.

Ca. Attorney General’s First 100 Days

Los Angeles Sentinel , News Report, Cora Jackson, Posted: Apr 28, 2011

Kamala Harris discusses her first three months in office with faith-based leaders in Los Angeles and thanks area churches for supporting her efforts.

Prison Reformers Push to Stop Troy Davis’s Execution

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Apr 28, 2011

Over the years, Davis and his lawyers have exhausted avenues to prove his innocence. The court system has refused to grant him a new jury trial and has rejected new evidence his attorneys presented .

ICE dio información confusa sobre programa de huellas digitales, demuestran correos electrónicos

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Apr 28, 2011

Defensores de los derechos civiles denuncian la “práctica engañosa” sobre si los gobiernos locales tienen la opción de “optar por salirse” del programa de Comunidades Seguras.

Obama Invites 'Influential Latinos' to Immigration Meeting

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Apr 28, 2011

Among the attendees are Rosario Dawson, América Ferrera, María Elena Salinas and Eddie “Piolín” Sotelo.

Gadhafi Exploits Libya’s East-West Divide

New America Media, Video, Jalal Ghazi, Posted: Apr 28, 2011

Gadhafi inflames tensions between the East and West, promoting the perception that the conflict is a civil war.

Scams, Lies & Mortgage Fraud—How Homeowners Can Avoid the Traps

New America Media, News Feature, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Apr 28, 2011

The foreclosure crisis has given rise to new waves of scam artists, from low-grade to high-tech, who are looking to profit off of vulnerable and desperate homeowners.

Latino Electorate 2010: More Voters, More Non-Voters

Pew Hispanic Center, News Report, Posted: Apr 27, 2011

More than 6.6 million Latinos voted in the 2010 election—a record number for a midterm election—according to the Pew Hispanic Center.

Japan Crisis Squeezes Vietnam's Weak Car Market

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

Vietnam’s supply of Japanese cars has thinned after the recent disaster halted vehicle production and disrupted the delivery of parts to manufacturers around the world.

Michigan Immigrant Community Testifies on ICE Abuse

The Arab American News, News Report, Natasha Dado, Posted: Apr 27, 2011

In the wake of recent, warrant-less immigration searches in Michigan schools, various communities testified on their experiences with ICE authorities.

California Turns to Mexico for Cheap Water, Lax Regulation

Washington DC Bureau, News Report, David Rosenfeld, Posted: Apr 27, 2011

Water agencies representing southern California, Arizona and Nevada are in discussions with the Mexican government about sharing a desalination plant in Rosarito Beach.

Women Driving Opposition to S.C. Immigration Bill

The State, News Report, Noelle Phillips, Posted: Apr 27, 2011

Women are at the forefront of the opposition to an immigration enforcement bill that is being proposed in South Carolina.

Dangerous Reporting: Journalists in Mexico's Drug War (Part III)

New America Media, News Report, José Luis Sierra, Posted: Apr 27, 2011

Journalists in Mexico—and press freedom—are increasingly in danger. Despite government promises, though, crimes against media remain unsolved.

Illegal Betting: The Dark Side of Cricket and Politics

Siliconeer, News Report, Siddharth Srivastava, Posted: Apr 27, 2011

Illegal betting circuits are thriving in India and the amount of money at stake often grosses many millions of dollars.

Un año después de la SB 1070, las redes de inmigrantes son más fuertes

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

Un año después de que la gobernadora Jan Brewer promulgara la ley SB 1070, las redes de organización de inmigrantes han cobrado más fuerza.

Imam Yassin Aref Transferred from CMU

The Muslim Observer, News Report, Karin Friedemann, Posted: Apr 26, 2011

New York Imam Yassin Aref, who was serving a ten year sentence inside the Communications Management Unit (CMU) in Illinois, was recently moved to the general prison population.

Korean Company Draws Fire for Housing Project Near Japanese Reactors

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Apr 26, 2011

A South Korean company specializing in prefabricated housing recently withdrew an advertisement looking for workers to help with home construction near the damaged nuclear reactors in Fukushima, Japan. According to the Korea Times, the company withdrew the ad after it received an onslaught of angry emails from Korean netizens who felt the company's owners were putting Korean lives at risk for a profit.

ICE Gave Conflicting Info on Fingerprint Program, Emails Show

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Apr 26, 2011

Advocates decry "pattern of deception" as to whether governments could opt out of Secure Communities program

A Young Reporter Feels Like a Party-Crasher at the SF Film Fest

New America Media, Commentary, Eming Piansay, Posted: Apr 26, 2011

A young writer navigates the press line at the SFIFF.

CA Supreme Court Chief: Bench Must Reflect State’s Diversity

New America Media, Video, Anchor/Video Editor: Odette Keeley; Videography: COMCAST Production Group, Posted: Apr 26, 2011

California Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye reflects on her first 100 days in office and discusses the next big case to go before the court this September: Prop 8, the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.

GOP Ploy --Use Pain at the Pump to Tank Obama

New America Media, Op-ed, Eart Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Apr 26, 2011

The GOP certainly wasted no time in blaming President Obama for the oil prices, something politicians can do very little about.

The Great Immigration Stalemate

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Kent Paterson, Posted: Apr 26, 2011

It's looking increasingly likely that the restrictionist movement could have hit its peak with the passage of Arizona’s SB 1070.

In CA, Citizens at the Helm of Redistricting Process

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Apr 25, 2011

Editors of La Opinión hope California's redistricting commission will empower the Latino community.

Faith Leaders Pray at ICE Detention Center

Richmond Pulse, Video, Malcolm Marshall, Posted: Apr 25, 2011

This Passover and Holy Week, faith communities and interfaith organizations prayed for immigrants detained in Richmond CA.

Double Jeopardy: Seniors Facing Hardships Hit by Budget Cuts

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Apr 25, 2011

Experts at this week’s Aging in America conference say few realize one-third of seniors are struggling economically.

How to Make Traditional Russian Easter Cheese Dessert

New America Media, Video, Ann Bassette, Posted: Apr 24, 2011

A grandfather from Daly City, CA teaches us how to make his mother's recipe for Pashka, a traditional Russian Easter cheese dessert.

Hmong Youth Finding a Place ‘Among B-Boys’

Pacific Citizen, News Report, Nalea J. Ko, Posted: Apr 24, 2011

Over seven years, filmmaker Christopher Woon documented how a love of hip-hop and break-dancing united Hmong American youth.

Coachella Fest, Through Local Eyes

New America Media / Coachella Unincorporated, News Report, Jesus A. Vargas, Posted: Apr 23, 2011

Most people who frequent the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival know nothing about the real Coachella.

Latinos Dissatisfied With Both Political Parties

La Opinión, News Report, Pilar Marrero, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Apr 23, 2011

One-third of Latino registered voters believe that neither the Democratic nor the Republican Party is concerned about them.

Taiwanese Pool Champion Becomes Citizen of China

China Post, News Report, Posted: Apr 23, 2011

For the first, a professional Taiwanese pool player has traded his Republic of China (Taiwan) citizenship for that of the People's Republic of China.

Best Weapons Against Anti-Immigration Bills: Inter-Ethnic Coalitions, Economy

New America Media, News Report, Anna Rascouët-Paz, Posted: Apr 22, 2011

As states across the country look to enact their own immigration laws, the immigration debate has shifted to state capitols.

Turn Pork to Beef? China Seeks Strict Ban on Additives

China Daily USA, News Report, Qiu Quanlin, Posted: Apr 22, 2011

After 16 tons of intoxicated "beef-looking" pork have been seized in Guangzhou, the State Council called for stricter regulation of the use of food additives.

Thousands Line Up for McDonald's Jobs in Atlanta

New America Media, News Report, Kalin Thomas, Posted: Apr 22, 2011

At the Candler Road store in Decatur, more than 100 people were lined up to apply for jobs by 7 a.m.

Obama's Immigration Meeting Was All Talk

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Apr 22, 2011

President Obama's meeting on immigration this week will do little or nothing to change the country's immigration system.

NAM Radio: Filipino Comedy, Overseas Chinese, Liberian Civil War

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Apr 22, 2011

New Show: What it means to be an overseas Chinese, a new memoir of post-civil war Liberia, Mae Ngai's new book, the 1st African American Olympic gold medalist, Rex Navarrete's comedy.

Call to AAPI Youth to Become Teachers

Asian American Press, News Report, Posted: Apr 22, 2011

The discussion focused on the vital role teachers can play both in the classroom and in reforming education, and steps young people can take to become teachers.

One Year After SB 1070, Arizona's Immigrant Networks Are Stronger

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Apr 22, 2011

A year after Gov. Jan Brewer signed the toughest immigration legislation in the country, immigrant networks in Arizona are stronger than ever.

The Demon Highways of Tamaulipas, Mexico

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

Across Mexico, families are asking the same troubling question: Are our loved ones among the 145 dead found in the mass graves?

Trump Singlehandedly Revives Birther Issue

New America Media, News Analysis, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Apr 21, 2011

Trump also had more shrewdness than GOP party regulars and much of the media gave him credit for.

Pastor Terry Jones Takes Anti-Muslim Campaign to Michigan

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Apr 21, 2011

Serial provocateur and Quran-burning pastor Terry Jones is planning yet another event, but this time local officials are trying to block the event from taking place.

La Opinión Calls Birthers 'Absurd'

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Apr 21, 2011

An editorial in Spanish-language newspaper La Opinión calls questions over Obama's citizenship "an absurd debate."

A New President, More Uncertainty for Haiti?

The Final Call, News Report, Brian E. Muhammad, Posted: Apr 21, 2011

Haiti's electoral commission has announced its new president-elect—flamboyant musician and performer Michel Martelly.

California Students Resist Racial Tension

BlackVoicenews.com, News Report, Staff, Posted: Apr 21, 2011

San Bernardino’s Cajon High School went on the offense this week against claims that their school is a hot bed of racial tension.

Richmond, CA's Dog Whisperer

Richmond Pulse, Video, Text: Donny Lumpkins//Video: Malcolm Marshall, Posted: Apr 21, 2011

It’s raining in the Iron Triangle. A skinny white pit bull, with no collar or tags, is running down the block.

Legisladores afroamericanos en la primera línea contra proyectos de ley de inmigración estilo Arizona

New America Media, News Report, Marcelo Ballvé, Posted: Apr 21, 2011

Políticos afroamericanos han salido en defensa de los inmigrantes, cuestionando la moralidad de las duras leyes de inmigración.

Obama Is Our "Frenemy"—An Open Letter to Latinos

New America Media, Commentary, Roberto Lovato, Posted: Apr 21, 2011

Latinos and their allies need to take the Obama administration to task for its policies toward immigrants.

Will the U.S. Be Last in Line in Building a New Cuba?

New America Media, Op-ed, James McGrath Morris, Posted: Apr 21, 2011

The United States ought to reexamine its policy toward Cuba, especially in regards to its travel restrictions on Americans.


New America Media, First Person, noneChristine Wong Yap, Posted: Apr 20, 2011


Arizona Welcomes Official Tea Party Flag

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Apr 20, 2011

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law a bill that welcomed the Gadsden flag, the unofficial tea partiers’ flag with the angry coiled snake sitting atop the phrase “Don’t Tread on Me."

Seattle-Area Youth Increasingly Non-White

International Examiner, News Report, Posted: Apr 20, 2011

According to 2010 Census data, half of all youth under 18 in King County, Washington, are non-white, with Asian–Pacific Islanders making up the largest ethnic group.

More Vietnamese Americans Need To Become Organ Donors

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Apr 20, 2011

The gap has resulted from several factors. The number of organ donations has leveled off in recent years while the number of people needing transplants, especially for kidneys, has grown.

Black Legislators on Frontline Against AZ-Style Immigration Bills

New America Media, News Report, Marcelo Ballvé, Posted: Apr 20, 2011

Black politicians have come out in defense of immigrants, questioning the morality of tough immigration laws in states from Nebraska to Georgia.

Getting a GRIP on Homelessness in Richmond, CA

New America Media, Video, Video: Ann Bassette / Text: Donny Lumpkins, Posted: Apr 20, 2011

The threat of homelessness is an ever-present reality for many, and free meals may mean the difference between staying afloat and losing everything.

One Day They Will Know Our Names

Silicon Valley De-Bug, Video, Jean Melesaine, Posted: Apr 19, 2011

Yosimar Reyes is a Two-Spirit Poet/Activist from Guerrero, Mexico with "a brave and vulnerable voice that shines light on the issues affecting queer, immigrant youth and the many disenfranchised communities in the U.S. and throughout the world."

Reflection On Japan: Growing Stigma Against Victims of Fukushima

New America Media, News Report, Philip J. Cunningham, Posted: Apr 19, 2011

Decades from now will there be a generation of Fukushima maidens unable to marry because of the stigma of birth in a radiation-tainted hometown?

Will Gary Locke Be an Effective Ambassador to China?

New America Media, News Analysis, George Koo, Posted: Apr 19, 2011

Gary Locke is slated to become the first Chinese American ambassador to China, but is it a good thing?

GOP Blows It With Official’s Animal Depiction of Obama

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Apr 18, 2011

A recent email blast that depicted President Obama and his family as monkeys was sick. But the worst part was the GOP's reaction.

The African Union And Sarkozy's War In Libya

Black Star News, News Analysis, Staff, Posted: Apr 18, 2011

This is the moment for president Barack Obama to be an international statesman and support a negotiated settlement of Libya's civil war.

House Vote Re-launches District School Vouchers Program

The Washington Informer, News Report, Staff, Posted: Apr 18, 2011

A bill to reinstate school vouchers in the District recently passed in the House of Representatives.

Budget Deal a Relief and a Headache

BlackAmericaWeb.com, News Report, Frederick Cosby, Posted: Apr 18, 2011

After a week of intense wrangling over money and social policy, Congress and the White House agreed to continue funding the federal government through this week, a deal that includes more than $38 billion in spending cuts.

Health Care Reform: Charting A New Course

BlackVoiceNews.com, News Report, Chris Levister , Posted: Apr 18, 2011

The anniversary of Congress passing landmark health care reform is provoking fresh debate over a law many Americans still remain confused about, even as its benefits are already taking effect.

Border Communities Are Ground Zero for Hunger

New America Media, Photo Essay, David Bacon, Posted: Apr 18, 2011

Food is hard to come by in the borderlands of southeast San Diego County, for residents as well as those just passing through.

Latin America: The Press Under Pressure (Part II)

New America Media, News Report, José Luis Sierra, Posted: Apr 18, 2011

According to the Inter-American Press Association, freedom of the press is increasingly coming under attack in Central and South America.

Release Ai WeiWei: An Overseas Chinese Perspective

New America Media, First Person, Christine Wong Yap, Posted: Apr 17, 2011

Since the unlawful detention of international artist Ai Weiwei 12 days ago, I’ve found myself compelled to call for his release and speak out against China’s human rights abuses.

Women's Jam-Making Co-Op in Nicaragua Strikes Gold

New America Media, News Report, Pha Lo, Posted: Apr 17, 2011

Ten grandmothers and mothers in Nicaragua have joined forces to create a new organic jam business that has buyers in Canada, the United States and elsewhere licking their lips.

Iranian-American Icon Bijan Passes Away

New America Media, News Analysis, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Apr 16, 2011

Suitmaker to presidents (including Obama and Reagan) and royalty, and designer of the Michael Jordan cologne, Bijan Pakzad was an Iranian-American icon.

Arab Rappers in Solidarity With Uprisings in Middle East & North Africa

New America Media, News Report, Aisha Fukushima, Posted: Apr 16, 2011

Many prominent Arab hip-hop artists, inspired by uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa, have released music in solidarity with protesters in the region.

New Name for Immigrant Journalism: Ethnic Media Is Now "d-Media"

Feet in 2 Worlds, First Person, John Rudolph, Posted: Apr 16, 2011

The name "ethnic media" has always seemed a bit clumsy—and slightly pejorative.

China Adds Love to College Curriculum

Beijing Daily, News Report, Posted: Apr 15, 2011

Universities in Beijing will soon add courses about handling romantic relationships as part of the Psychological Health curricula for college students.

Remembering San Bruno Ave.'s Joe Johnson

San Francisco Chronicle, Editorial, Brenda Payton, Posted: Apr 15, 2011

Joe Johnson had passed away but the friendliness he projected will stay with San Francisco's San Bruno Avenue.

Maryland Must Pay Millions to Foreign Teachers

Asian Journal, News Report, Joseph Pimentel, Posted: Apr 15, 2011

Maryland's second largest school system was ordered to pay $4.2 million to foreign teachers for illegal recruiting practices.

Afghanistan's Che Guevara is a Woman

New America Media, News Report, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Apr 15, 2011

She has survived 5 assassination attempts and moves house several times a week with bodyguards. The extraordinary story of an Afghan who dared to raise her voice.

NAM Radio: Abandoned Pets, Afghanistan, Malalai Joya

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Apr 15, 2011

New show: abandoned pets of the foreclosure crisis, N. California Book Awards Winner, Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, and Afghanistan's Che Guevara: Malalai Joya.

Geogia Lawmakers Pass AZ-Style Immigration Law

EFE, News Report, Posted: Apr 15, 2011

The Georgia legislature has passed an anti-immigrant bill that is being compared to Arizona's SB 1070.

Hard-Pressed Homeowners Face Another Threat: Association Dues

New America Media / The Bay Citizen, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Apr 15, 2011

Homeowners associations are creating a financial nightmare for homeowners by reporting them to debt collection agencies.

Debt Collectors Profit Off Homeowners' Fears of Foreclosure

New America Media, Video, Text: Ngoc Nguyen / Video: Mike Siv, Posted: Apr 15, 2011

Bay Area homeowners tell of being held financially hostage when their homeowners associations report them to debt collectors.

Ethnic Media Still Lack Visibility at Media Reform Conference

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Apr 15, 2011

NCMR is the biggest gathering of media makers, educators, journalists & policymakers in the country and ethnic media were largely missing from its conference this year.

Latin America: The Press Under Pressure (Part I)

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

In Latin America, journalists continue to disappear or be killed while authorities pay lip service to the idea of “Freedom of the Press.”

Obama y la libertad de prensa

New America Media, News Report, José Luis Sierra, Posted: Apr 14, 2011

Periodistas de la Sociedad Interamericana de Prensa (SIP), critican a Barack Obama por incumplimiento a su promesa de proteger la Libertad de Prensa.

Korean Novel Makes Splash in U.S.

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Apr 14, 2011

The Korean novel "Please Look After My Mother," which sold close to 2 million copies in South Korea in 2008, has kept a steady presence on America's bestseller lists after the release of an English translation of the book earlier this month.

Speculators Drive Pain at the Gas Pump

New America Media, News Report, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Apr 14, 2011

The real reason why oil and gas prices jumped during most of the 30-month period when there was no turmoil in the Middle East & demand for oil and gas was low.

Student Body Presidents: Budget Cuts Threaten Dream of a Higher Education

New America Media, Video, Eming Piansay, Posted: Apr 14, 2011

High school student body presidents in the Bay Area say budget cutbacks are damaging their shot at a college education.

April 20th Teleconference -Tracking the Crackdown

New America Media, Event, Staff, Posted: Apr 13, 2011

Join New America Media and The Opportunity Agenda for a discussion of recent developments in immigration policy efforts. Immigrant rights advocates continue to work to create workable solutions for immigration. Now that efforts for comprehensive reform at the federal level have taken a backseat on the federal policy agenda, states around the country are dealing with the issue directly. The call will feature conversations with experienced legal advocates and organizers who will give an overview of efforts at the state level. There will also be time for questions.

Inter-American Journalists Hit Obama Administration on Press Freedom

New America Media, News Report, José Luis Sierra, Posted: Apr 13, 2011

Journalists at this week’s Inter-American Press Association conference criticized the Obama Administration for multiple failures to protect press freedom.

Maryland DREAM Act Passes State House, One Hurdle Remains

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Apr 13, 2011

Maryland DREAM Act Passes State House, One Hurdle Remains.

Despite Latest Ruling, Immigrants Still Besieged in Arizona

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernandez, Posted: Apr 13, 2011

In Arizona, a new court ruling is being celebrated by pro-immigration groups, but it offers little relief to immigrants themselves.

"Undocumented": U.S. Banks Servicing Drug Cartels

Al Día, Editorial, Posted: Apr 13, 2011

Two articles explain how U.S. banks—notably Wachovia, now owned by Wells Fargo—moved billions of dollars for Mexican drug cartels. Why isn't the federal government taking tougher action?

Georgia Senate Approves AZ-Style Immigration Bill

Al Día, News Report, Posted: Apr 12, 2011

The Georgia senate approved its own version of Arizona's anti-immigrant law SB 1070.

Dental Care Crisis Draws Thousands to Free Medical Clinic

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Apr 12, 2011

The Oakland Coliseum has been jammed with low-income patients seeking free dental and medical care—exposing the richest state’s Third World status.

MPI Report Examines U.S.-Mexico Relations 1890-2011

Migration Policy Institute, News Report, Posted: Apr 12, 2011

A new report traces the evolution of U.S.-Mexico relations on migration, and finds that cooperation can offer benefits for both countries.

English-Only Policy Sparks Rash of Suicides at Korean University

Hankyoreh, News Report, Ku Dool-rae, Posted: Apr 12, 2011

Four students and a professor from one of Korea’s top-ranked universities have committed suicide this past year, with much of the blame focusing on an English-only policy enacted in 2007.

Republican Senator Sponsors Bill for Adoption of North Korean Orphans

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Apr 12, 2011

Late last month Senator Richard Burr (R- North Carolina) sponsored a bill that, if passed, would expedite the adoption process for Americans seeking to adopt orphaned children of North Korean refugees, reports the Korea Times in Oakland.

The Hypocrisy of Military Intervention for So-Called 'Humanitarian Assistance'

Final Call, News Feature, Jehron Muhammad, Posted: Apr 12, 2011

The fast moving media discussion concerning the invasion of the North African country of Libya, appears more geared toward just satisfying the appetite of John Q Public, than it has to do with providing anything having to do with reality.

Early-Warning System Could Spare Lives, Businesses in Next Big CA Quake

New America Media, Question & Answer, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Apr 12, 2011

Researchers in California have been working on a prototype for an Early Earthquake Warning system, the first in the United States, but it faces significant hurdles.

Last Call for Tea Party?

New America Media, News Analysis, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Apr 12, 2011

Poll shows a growing number of low-income, white Americans are developing an unfavorable view of the Tea Party.

Familia latina se une en el cuidado de Alzheimer para hacer memorias

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Apr 11, 2011

Los García inicialmente ocultaron la enfermedad de Alzheimer de su papá, pero aprendieron a educarse.

Latino Family Joins Forces in Alzheimer’s Care to Make Memories

New America Media, Video, Story: Paul Kleyman // Video: Josue Rojas, Posted: Apr 11, 2011

The Garcias, like many Latino families, initially hid their “Papa’s” Alzheimer’s, but they eventually got educated and stopped fearing the unknown.

Court Upholds Injunction on Parts of AZ Immigration Law

Al Día, News Report, Posted: Apr 11, 2011

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a decision to block implementation of key provisions of Arizona's immigration law SB 1070.

California Home Care Cuts Target Ethnic, Immigrant Elders

New America Media, Commentary, Katharine Hsiao and Anna Rich, Posted: Apr 11, 2011

Cuts to California’s In-Home Supportive Services will disproportionately harm vulnerable people in ethnic communities, especially immigrants.

Is Germany Ready for its First Ethnically Vietnamese Vice Chancellor?

Talk.Onevietnam.org, News Analysis, Posted: Apr 10, 2011

In Germany’s political scene, a scene I had just read about as being divided by immigration issues, enter Philipp Rösler: 38 years old;native of Vietnam in spite of the Germanic name; expected successor to Guido Westerwelle, Germany’s current vice chancellor; expected president of Germany’s Free Democratic Party.

Media Warn AT&T/T-Mobile Deal Could Hurt Ethnic Communities

New America Media, News Analysis, Jehangir Khattak, Posted: Apr 10, 2011

Ethnic and community-media worry that AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile could escalate prices and curtail service for lower-income groups.

We Can't Afford Not to Fix Our Justice System

The Root, Op-ed, Benjamin Todd Jealous and Lateefah Simon, Posted: Apr 10, 2011

We cannot afford to wait another generation to turn around decades of failed policies that have caused our nation to hemorrhage money and human potential.

School Matters: Can Public Schools Really Do More With Less?

New America Media, Question & Answer, Vivian Po, Posted: Apr 09, 2011

A new report by the Center for American Progress suggests that some districts spend their money more wisely than others—and that most schools can become more efficient without sacrificing academic quality.

Parts of Sendai Destroyed, but Not Its Humanity

Nichi Bei Weekly, First Person, Takeno Suzuki, Posted: Apr 09, 2011

The shaking became more and more intense to the point where we could no longer stand and our boss was yelling for everyone to take cover.

States: Food Stamp, Welfare Bans for Drug Felons Counterproductive

America's Wire, News Analysis, Marjorie Valbrun, Posted: Apr 09, 2011

Welfare reform allowed states to deny food stamps or family welfare to convicted drug felons. Now, some states say the rules are costly and ineffective.

ICE Stalks Immigrant Parents at Detroit School

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

ICE admits that agents in Detroit appear to have violated agency policy when they targeted a school where immigrant parents were dropping off their children.

CBC Chair: Govt. Shutdown Will Hurt Black Households

Black America Web, News Report, Eric L. Wesson, Posted: Apr 08, 2011

As Congress releases furlough notices to millions of government workers, the head of the Congressional Black Caucus calls a shutdown a lose-lose situation.

Alabama Version of SB 1070 Advances

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Apr 08, 2011

The Alabama House has passed by a wide margin a bill that would make it a state crime to be an undocumented immigrant.

Arizona to Allow Guns on Campus

The Root, News Report, Posted: Apr 08, 2011

A bill to let people have guns while driving or walking through state universities and community college campuses cleared its final hurdle in the Arizona Legislature.

Ex presidente Fox propone legalizar las drogas en México

New America Media, News Report, José Luis Sierra, Posted: Apr 08, 2011

El ex presidente mexicano Vicente Fox dijo que el flujo de drogas entre México y Estados Unidos “nadie lo va a detener".

NAM Radio: Maxine Hong Kingston, Youth Incarceration, Koran Burning

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Apr 08, 2011

New show: Maxine Hong Kingston's new book, Koran burnings, a teenage girl in prison for life, small biz & race relations, anime & tsunamis.

Investigation: Lax Enforcement Puts CA Schools at Risk in Earthquakes

California Watch, News Report, Corey G. Johnson, Posted: Apr 07, 2011

Tens of thousands of California public school students are in danger because of the state's failure to enforce its strict seismic-safety law.

Vietnam Checking its Radioactive Levels

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Apr 07, 2011

The Vietnam Atomic Energy Commission has ordered related agencies to measure radioactive levels in the atmosphere following blasts at a Japanese quake-hit nuclear power plant, VnExpress reported.

Eye on Arab Media: Facebook Loses Face After Intifada Page Is Pulled

New America Media, News Analysis, Jalal Ghazi, Posted: Apr 07, 2011

Facebook has outraged Arabs by shutting down “The Third Palestinian Intifada” page, based on questionable Israeli-government claims that the page incited violence.

One Year Later, Health Care Reform Brings Positive Change

BlackVoiceNews.com, News Report, Chris Levister, Posted: Apr 07, 2011

This first anniversary of health care reform is provoking fresh debate over a law many Americans still remain confused about, even as its benefits are already taking effect.

Aristide Returns as Haiti Seeks a New Course

The Final Call , News Report, Askia Muhammad, Posted: Apr 07, 2011

In defiance of Washington, Jean-Bertrand Aristide has returned to Haiti for the first time since being overthrown seven years ago in a U.S.-backed coup.

느슨한 학교 건축물 규정 안전성 의문 제기

California Watch, News Report, Corey G. Johnson, translated by Aruna Lee, Posted: Apr 07, 2011

가주의 공립학교 지진 안전 강화 규제에 실패를 거듭해온 감독관들은 건설 중에 보고된 구조상의 문제점과 잠재적인 안전성의 위험에도 불구하고 학생과 교사들이 이러한 건물을 부득이 이용하고 있는 실정이다.

Again, Oil Behind Our Actions Overseas

Philadelphia Tribune, Commentary, Jim Clingman, Posted: Apr 07, 2011

Remember when fuel prices were sky high a few years ago? We blamed George W. Bush, suggesting he could make a few calls to his Saudi buddies and get those prices down to a reasonable level.

Quy định xây cất trường học lỏng lẻo tăng thêm nghi ngờ về an toàn

California Watch, News Report, Corey G. Johnson, translated by Mai Tran, Posted: Apr 07, 2011

Vietnamese-language translation of Part 1 of a California Watch investigation on seismic safety.


New America Media, News Report, Corey G. Johnson 撰寫, Vivian Po, Summer Chiang 翻譯, Posted: Apr 07, 2011

Chinese-language translation of Part 1 of a California Watch investigation on seismic safety.

New York - IRE Ethnic Media Watchdog Workshop - April 8-9, 2011

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Apr 07, 2011

Sharpen your skills, learn new approaches to news gathering and add depth to your reporting through IRE’s Ethnic Media Watchdog Workshop. Veteran journalists from The New York Times, ProPublica, El Nuevo Herald/The Miami Herald and IRE’s training staff will present sessions on topics getting information from the police and other government officials, filing open records requests, tackling immigration topics, and much more. We’ll also offer sessions that help you incorporate audio, video and blogging into your reporting arsenal.

Ex-President Fox Calls on Mexico to Legalize Drugs

New America Media, News Report, José Luis Sierra, Posted: Apr 07, 2011

In a speech to Latino journalists, Vincente Fox argues that the only way to stop drug violence is to legalize drug use in Mexico.

South Korea Fearful as Radioactive Material Is Found in Rain

Korea Times, News Report, Kim Rahn, Posted: Apr 07, 2011

From parents of kindergartners to office workers, South Korea was gripped by concerns over “radioactive rain.”

Revolutions Catch Press in Lebanon Off Guard

New America Media, News Analysis, Mohamad Ozeir , Posted: Apr 07, 2011

Once the pride of Arab media, Beirut newspapers were caught sleeping as recent uprisings spread. But haunting Lebanese media are decades of assassination.

Shutting Down the Government of Special Interests—but Only for Show

New America Media, Commentary, Behrouz Saba, Posted: Apr 07, 2011

As the new GOP majority in the House tries to impress those who voted it into power, lobbyists and defense contractors go untouched.

Taxpayer Beware: Predatory Lenders Want a Piece of Your Refund

Equal Voice Newspaper, News Report, Claudia Rowe, Posted: Apr 07, 2011

Walmart has teamed up with Jackson Hewitt, the tax preparation company, to offer "refund anticipation loans"—a scam that low-income minorities may find especially hard to resist.

Bollywood's Veena Malik Takes on Muslim Cleric on Live TV

New America Media, News Report, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Apr 06, 2011

A Pakistani Bollywood actress is set up during a live TV show, accused by a cleric of being unchaste during appearances on an Indian reality show.

Cervical Cancer -- A Preventable Tragedy for Latinas

New America Media, Video, Video: Josue Rojas, Posted: Apr 06, 2011

Ethnic media representatives met with healthcare professionals to discuss HPV and cervical cancer among women in the Latino community.

Anti-Immigration Bill Dies in CA Legislature

Univision, News Report, Posted: Apr 06, 2011

An Arizona-type immigration law in California died in the Assembly Judiciary Committee Tuesday.

Is Japan's Elite Hiding a Weapons Program Inside Nuclear Plants?

New America Media, News Analysis, Yoichi Shimatsu, Posted: Apr 06, 2011

One logical reason for the chain of lies about the Fukushima disaster: the nuclear industry is trying to prevent the discovery of weapons research facilities hidden inside Japan's nuclear power plants.

What Does Clarence Thomas Have Against Black People?

Black America Web, Commentary, Tonyaa Weathersbee, Posted: Apr 06, 2011

In throwing out a $15. 5 million judgment in a prosecutor misconduct case , Thomas once again sides with the (mostly white) power elite and against a black man seeking justice.

Sen. Durbin to Reintroduce DREAM Act in Congress

Colorlines, News Analysis, Julianne Hing, Posted: Apr 06, 2011

Sen. Richard Durbin plans to reintroduce the DREAM Act, but immigration advocates say the bill will be a watered-down version of the one that narrowly failed last December.

In U.S. Prisons, Inmates Sold Into Sex Slavery

La Opinión, News Feature, Claudia Núñez, translated by Jacob Simas, Posted: Apr 06, 2011

The prison sex trade—whose victims include men like Scott Howard (above)—is dominated by gangs such as the Mexican Mafia, the Sureños and the Norteños.

New Black TV Network: MLK's Son Is Founder

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Apr 05, 2011

On the 43rd anniversary of his father's death, Martin Luther King III announced the upcoming launch of Bounce TV.

Fox, NBC Go Hispanic

Portada, News Report, Posted: Apr 05, 2011

Fox is launching Fox Hispanic Media (FHM), which will include three Spanish-language networks.

Latina Suicide Attempts Double in NY

El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, Posted: Apr 05, 2011

Suicide attempt rates among Latinas have nearly doubled since 2007, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

In CA, Two Very Different Immigration Bills

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Apr 05, 2011

Two California lawmakers are proposing ibills that take opposite views of how to address the immigration issue in the state.

Communities of Color Growing In Minnesota

AA Press, News Report, Posted: Apr 05, 2011

The Twin Cities metro area’s population grew to 2.85 million in 2010, according to 2010 Census counts released last week.

Nudity and More: Performance Art in Vietnam

Talk.Onevietnam.org, News Report, Posted: Apr 05, 2011

Blue feathers were laid neatly in a rectangular shape on the floor in the middle of an audience-filled room in Ha Noi, Vietnam.

Thuy Vu Wins Award For Vietnam Revisited

AsianWeek, News Report, Posted: Apr 05, 2011

CBS 5 Reporter/Anchor Thuy Vu, Vince Garrido and Greg Marasso have won a First Place National Headliner Award for their documentary and series of stories, “Vietnam Revisited.

Article on Coachella Pollution Inspires Young Journalists to Speak Out

New America Media, Commentary, Brenda Rosales Rincon and Gloria Margarita Rodriguez, Posted: Apr 05, 2011

When the Desert Sun ran an article showing officials touring polluted areas of poverty-stricken Coachella Valley, student journalists reacted sharply—and the paper responded.

Bitter Battle Over Voter ID Laws: Prevent Fraud or Exclude Voters?

The Root, News Report, Mary C. Curtis, Posted: Apr 05, 2011

Republican-controlled legislatures are pushing strict voter-identification laws—just in time for the 2012 elections.

Pandering Politicians Refuse Pardons—Perpetuate Injustice

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Apr 05, 2011

In refusing to pardon the Scott sisters, despite calls for mercy, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour joins politicians of both parties who deny pardons unjustly.

A Salt Rush as Consumers Fear Japanese Radiation

Joongang Daily, News Report, Jung Yoon Lee, Posted: Apr 04, 2011

Park Jae-seon, a homemaker from Gwanak District, southwestern Seoul, was surprised when she visited her childhood friend’s home last week. While helping out with the cooking, she opened a pantry to find the entire shelf filled with salt in packages of all shapes and sizes.

India Currents Celebrates 25 Years

India Currents, News Report, Sandip Roy-Chowdhury, Posted: Apr 04, 2011

From a skinny 8-page black-and-white magazine, Silicon Valley-based India Currents has evolved into a robust glossy with a 100,000 readership throughout California.

Supreme Court Dismisses Troy Davis Appeal

The Washington Afro, News Report, Zenitha Prince, Posted: Apr 04, 2011

Family and supporters of Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis say they remain optimistic in their fight to save him from execution despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to reject his appeal, Monday.

Trial Begins for New Orleans Cops Accused of Fatal Beating

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Apr 04, 2011

The Department of Justice is not done prosecuting New Orleans cops. Today marks the beginning of the third federal trial for NOPD officers accused of misconduct in a string of cases that ended with the violent deaths of black men. Veteran cop Melvin Williams and his rookie partner Matthew Dean Moore have been accused of fatally beating Raymond Robair in 2005.

Telenovelas Take on Female Drug Lords, Drag Racing

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Apr 04, 2011

"La Reina del Sur" tells the story of a Sinaloa woman who becomes a drug lord.

John Kerry Calls for Depression-Era "Public Works" Program

New America Media, News Report, Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Apr 04, 2011

The senator and former Democratic presidential candidate has sponsored legislation in Congress that would create an “infrastructure bank,” with energy as the top area for investment.

Hidden Dangers: Falls Injure More Seniors Than Violent Crime

The Inquirer , News Feature, Christina Hernandez, Posted: Apr 04, 2011

Nationally, falls are the leading cause of injury death for seniors, and racks up billions of dollars in medical costs yearly.

On SF's San Bruno Ave, Businesses Promote Common Ground

NAM/SF Chronicle/KTSF, Video, Story: Brenda Payton // Video: Vivian Po and Angelina Wong, Posted: Apr 03, 2011

Joe Johnson and Nelson Liang grew up on opposite sides of the world but they’ve ended up working on the same block on San Francisco’s San Bruno Avenue, where they share a view of a rapidly changing neighborhood.

三藩市聖勃諾街, 小商業造就文化融合

NAM/SF Chronicle/KTSF, Video, 故事: Brenda Payton 撰寫 //視頻: 蒲韞衡及黃恩光製作, Posted: Apr 03, 2011

來自美國阿肯色州的莊遜和來自中國廣州的梁逸生,不約而同地在三藩市消化區的聖勃諾街上建立起自己的小商業, 並分享了他們對該區多年來變遷的看法。

Uncounted in India— The Other Side of the Census

New America Media, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Apr 02, 2011

The 15th national census of India is a peephole into a changing India. For the first time ever, the census had three boxes under sex: Male, Female or Other.

Asian-American Studies on the Chopping Block

Pacific Citizen, News Report, Posted: Apr 02, 2011

An area of study that was once on the rise is now facing a decline, putting the availability of Asian-American Studies in jeopardy.

New Research Team to Investigate Mystery Behind Premature Births

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Apr 02, 2011

A collaborative venture between the March of Dimes and Stanford Medical School will investigate one of the most elusive of medical mysteries— why some babies are born prematurely.

Latina Voices Join the Blogosphere

Al Día, News Feature, Arturo Varela, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Apr 02, 2011

"Latino bloggers are powerful because we have the information the mainstream media want but don’t know how to get."

Take Action Games ⎯ Video Games for a Cause

Silicon Valley De-Bug, Video, Fernando Julian Perez, Posted: Apr 01, 2011

Susana Ruiz, artist/video game designer and co-founder of Take Action Games, presented her work at the Euphrat Museum of Art in Cupertino, California. Her games take on social justice issues such as criminal justice and gender violence.

NAM Radio: Obama in Latin America, Steroids, and Japanese Americans

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Apr 01, 2011

This week on New America Now Radio: Obama in Latin America, Barry Bonds and steroids, women in politics, & Japanese-American internment camps.

The Roots of Iranian Human Rights Abuses Run Deep

New America Media, Commentary, Behrouz Saba, Posted: Apr 01, 2011

Will the U.N.’s new Special Rapporteur to Iran grasp the country better than three who failed before? Key is understanding Iran’s custom of forced civility.

Ethnic Media Weigh U.S. Military Action in Libya

New America Media, News Report, Staff, Posted: Apr 01, 2011

A New America Media survey of ethnic media coverage – both here and abroad – found mixed reactions and support for U.S. involvement in Libya.