Not Keeping Up: HBCU Athletes and Academics

The Root, News Report, Deron Synder, Posted: May 31, 2011

According to a new NCAA report, a disproportionate number of historically black colleges and universities have been sanctioned because of poor academic performance by sports teams.

President Obama Grapples with Middle East Issues

The Final Call, News Report, Askia Muhammad, Posted: May 31, 2011

In what was billed as a reprise of his 2009 Cairo-speech to the Muslim world, President Barack Obama attempted to lay down a new marker for U.S. Middle East policy at the State Department May 19.

Holder Urged to Support Retroactive Sentencing Reform

The Washington Informer, News Report, Dorothy Rowley, Posted: May 31, 2011

National civil rights organizations and sentencing reform advocates are strongly urging U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder to support retroactive application of the U.S. Sentencing Commission’s revised sentencing guideline for crack cocaine offenses.

Bishop Eddie Long Settles—Instead of Fighting As Promised

AFRO, News Report, Talibah Chikwendu, Posted: May 31, 2011

The Atlanta pastor facing four civil lawsuits accusing him of sexual coercion settled the cases out-of-court, his church announced May 26, but the agreement leaves plenty of questions unanswered.

The Palin Show Is a Scam—and Everyone Knows It

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: May 31, 2011

Sarah Palin has no chance at winning the presidency. And that’s what makes the idea that she intends to run in 2012 both intriguing and amusing.

What Becomes of the Memory of "Vietnam" in Light of Afghanistan?

New America Media, Video, Steven Chiem, Posted: May 31, 2011

Who writes the memory of Vietnam? Will there ever be a day when “Vietnam” is no longer a synonym for failed foreign policy? A reading by Andrew Lam.

Illinois House Passes State DREAM Act

Hoy Chicago, News Report, Posted: May 31, 2011

The Illinois House of Representatives passed the Illinois DREAM Act (SB 2185) in a bipartisan 61-53 vote.

CA Prisons—"Cruel and Unusual" Punishment

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: May 31, 2011

California's prison system, according to the U.S. Supreme Court, constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.

Telemundo Seeks Emmy for Novella

Hispanically Speaking News, News Report, Posted: May 31, 2011

In a first, Telemundo is campaigning hard to get its lead novella, “La Reina del Sur,” noticed for Emmy nominations.

More Than Immigration at Stake in Historic Effort to Recall AZ's Pearce

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: May 31, 2011

A bipartisan effort to recall state Senator Russell Pearce could signal a shift in the political climate in Arizona, even if it doesn’t result in his leaving office.

Japanese-American Eldercare Foreshadows Nation’s Aging Future

Rafu Shimpo , News Feature, Ellen Endo, Posted: May 31, 2011

The Japanese-American community has aged faster than the rest of the country. It provides the U.S. a look at the challenges of eldercare in coming decades.

Why Vietnam’s Government Shouldn’t Fear Facebook and Social Media, News Report, Posted: May 30, 2011

According to Dr. Jennifer Brinkerhoff of George Washington University, who has spoken at several security conferences regarding digital diaspora networks, extremist networks tend to become more liberal as their membership grows. The idea is that a network might start with an extreme point of view, but as they grow, that point of view becomes more centric. Extreme points of view are replaced with more centric, mainstream views. It’s a regression towards the mean, a well understood concept in statistics, being applied to social networks.

Behind Bars: For Black Girls, Acting Out Is a Crime

Equal Voice Newspaper, News Feature, Kathy Mulady, Posted: May 30, 2011

To those who work with low-income African-American youth, the link between poverty, abuse, punitive school policies and the growing incarceration of young women is all too clear.

Solicitor General: U.S. Erred in WWII Internment Cases

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: May 29, 2011

In a highly unusual admission of misconduct, the solicitor general posted a “Confession of Error” on the Justice Department’s blog regarding the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.

Alabama Tornado Victims Fear Immigration Crackdown

New America Media, News Feature, Meredith Hoffman, Posted: May 29, 2011

Alabama's pending immigration bill has undocumented victims of the Tuscaloosa tornado afraid to come out of hiding.

Cal Students Rally in Support of DREAM Act

New America Media, News Report, Major Tian, Posted: May 29, 2011

Student groups in the University of California system are campaigning to support two state assembly bills introduced in January so the state can have its own DREAM Act.

School Churns Out College-Bound Grads in East Palo Alto

New America Media, Video, Story: Anjana Sundaram//Video: Ann Bassette, Posted: May 29, 2011

With 80 percent of Eastside alumni enrolled in or graduate of a four-year college, the school is building a college-going culture in East Palo Alto.

Black Immigrants Join the Debate

The Root, News Report, Cynthia Gordy, Posted: May 28, 2011

Millions of African- and Caribbean-born people are missing from the immigration-reform conversation, but a few are starting to get involved.

Obama in Ireland: Uplifting—and Shrewd

Black America Web, Commentary, Michael H. Cottman, Posted: May 28, 2011

In his visit to the Irish home of his great great great grandfather, Obama is shrewdly—and wisely—making the most of his multicultural heritage.

Homeowners Determined to Make Scammers Pay

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: May 28, 2011

Members of the Home Defenders League, a 2,500-strong homeowners group in California that is fighting foreclosures, are determined to make scammers pay.

Philippine Garment Exporters Seek Special Treatment

GMA, News Report, Posted: May 27, 2011

Philippine officials are asking the U.S. Congress to pass a bill granting special treatment to Philippine-made garments.

Court Ruling Puts Three-Strikes Reform Back on Radar

Black Voice News, News Report, Chris Levister, Posted: May 27, 2011

More than half of the third “strikes” that have triggered a 25-to-life sentence in California involve neither serious nor violent felonies.

NY Dept. of Education Sued Over School Closings

Amsterdam News, News Report, Stephon Johnson, Posted: May 27, 2011

A coalition has joined forces to block the Bloomberg administration and the Department of Education (DOE) from closing schools throughout New York City.

Economy Worries New College Grads

Washington Afro, News Report, Vincent Smith, Posted: May 27, 2011

The poor state of the nation’s economy is giving chills to new college graduates as thousands face the real world this spring.

NAM Radio: Zero Tolerance, University Medalist, Arab-American Women, I Heart Hamas

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

New Show: Zero tolerance school policy, Berkeley's 2011 University Medal winner, a Palestinian-American woman's story, the one-woman comedy of I Heart Hamas.

Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Labor Law, But It’s No Model for SB 1070

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: May 27, 2011

Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Labor Law, But It’s No Model for SB 1070

State Law Needed to Keep Insurers’ Greed in Check

New America Media, Op-ed, Nancy Gomez and Anthony Wright, Health Access California, and Ellen Wu, C-PEHN, Posted: May 27, 2011

If California wants to check the runaway spikes in health care insurance costs, it should pass key legislation pending in the state Assembly that would require insurers to obtain approval from state regulators before charging more for their plans.

What Mexico Will Look Like in 2012

New America Media, News Analysis, Louis E.V. Nevaer, Posted: May 27, 2011

Mexican President Felipe Calderon's war on drugs has cost more than 34,000 lives in the last four years. There is mounting pressure for would-be presidential hopefuls to declare that, if elected, they would call off the war.

Anger Grows in South Korea over U.S. Dumping of Agent Orange

New America Media, Commentary, Peter Schurmann and Jin Kim, Posted: May 26, 2011

Revelations emerging last week that United States Forces in Korea buried large amounts of hazardous chemicals there, including the defoliant Agent Orange, are diminishing the Koreans’ trust in their most important ally.

TRUST Act Passes California Assembly

New America Media, News Report, Posted: May 26, 2011

The California Assembly passed a bill that would allow counties to opt out of the controversial Secure Communities program.

Census: Hispanic Population Grew Four Times Faster Than Total U.S. Population

U.S. Census Bureau, News Report, Posted: May 26, 2011

The U.S. Census Bureau today released a 2010 Census brief that shows the Hispanic population increased by 15.2 million between 2000 and 2010.

Finglish: How Iranians Lost Their Language, and Everything Else Along With It

New America Media, First Person, Behrouz Saba, Posted: May 26, 2011

For years I treated Finglish, that odd mix of Farsi & English, as a secret shame. Now I know why: all we've lost as Iranians began when we started losing our language.

Oprah’s Conflicted, Empowering, Shaming Bond With Women Like Me

Colorlines, News Analysis, Julianne Hing , Posted: May 26, 2011

After 25 years on the air, Oprah’s very last episode of her daily talk show aired yesterday. And I for one am not going to miss Oprah Winfrey at all.

Breaking the Stigma of Medical Marijuana

International Examiner, News Report, Posted: May 26, 2011

Another advocate thinks that marijuana should be legalized, regulated, and taxed just like alcohol. David Tran says his dispensary, Conscious Care Cooperative, is not about recreational use but providing “qualified patients with high quality medicine in a safe environment.” The co-operative is organized as a non-profit organization but Tran still looks at it like a business.

Herman Cain and GOP Presidential Nomination an Oxymoron

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson
, Posted: May 26, 2011

The irrepressible talk show host and former Godfather Pizza CEO Herman Cain thinks he can stand the GOP on its head and get it to nominate him, an African-American, as its 2012 presidential standard bearer. But will his race come in the way?

Minority Pedestrians Disproportionately Killed in California Accidents

New America Media, News Report, Jonah Most, Posted: May 26, 2011

It is dangerous to be a pedestrian in California, particularly so for minorities and the elderly, according to a report out this week.

Why Was Latino Former Marine Shot 60 Times by Arizona SWAT Team?

New America Media, Commentary, Raul Ramos y Sanchez, Posted: May 25, 2011

Another Latino has been shot dead in an Arizona home invasion – and the national media is once again ignoring the story.

YO! Thoughts: What Do You Think About the Schwarzenegger Scandal?

New America Media, Video, Sean Shavers, Posted: May 25, 2011

NAM hit the streets of San Francisco to get a pulse of how people feel towards the former governor of California following the news of his recent scandal.

Beating Death of Vietnamese Elderly Man Leaves Family Stunned

Pacific Citizen, News Report, Posted: May 25, 2011

National JACL, in responding to the incident, has asked local police to look into the possibility that the victims may have been targeted because of their race.

College Dream Eludes Immigrant Valedictorian

Richmond Pulse, First Person, Jessica Garcia, Posted: May 25, 2011

Jessica Garcia wants to become a doctor, but being undocumented and poor is keeping her and hundreds of thousands of other young immigrants like her from realizing their dreams.

67 Sueños -- Activating the Silent Majority Left Out of Dream Act

New America Media, Video, Josue Rojas and Ann Bassette, Posted: May 25, 2011

According to a recent study by the Migration Policy Institute, 67 percent of undocumented youth and young adults would not qualify for the Dream Act.

Déja Vu: New Florida Law Hinders Voting Rights of Blacks, Poor

Black America Web, Commentary, Tonyaa Weathersbee, Posted: May 24, 2011

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed into law a bill that's a blatant attempt at limiting the access of poor people to the polls.

Korean Americans Top Graduation Rates

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: May 24, 2011

The college graduation rate among Koreans in the United States is nearly double the national average, reports the Korea Times, with more than half holding a four-year degree or higher.

Whites: "Reverse Racism" on the Rise

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: May 24, 2011

A new study finds that many white people feel that anti-white racism has increased and even surpassed racism towards black people.

Malcolm X's Grandson Decries Marable Biography on 86th Birthday Observation

New York Amsterdam News, News Report, Nayaba Arinde, Posted: May 24, 2011

Throwing a book at the book, “Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention,” Malcolm Shabazz, grandson of Malcolm X, is unimpressed with Manning Marable’s hefty tome written about his world famous relative.

Defenders of Banker Strauss-Kahn Downplay Alleged Rape of Maid

AFRO, News Report, Valencia Mohammed, Posted: May 24, 2011

French defenders of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and accused rapist, are drawing sharp criticism from those who say his supporters are using, sexist language to defend him.

Michigan Gov. Opposes Arizona-Style Immigration Law

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: May 24, 2011

Michigan governor Rick Snyder opposes passage of HB 4305, an Arizona-style immigration law.

Supreme Court Upholds Ruling to Reduce California Prison Population

San Francisco Bay View, News Report, Lisa Marie Alatorre, Posted: May 24, 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed a previous court order requiring the state of California to reduce dramatically the number of people in its horribly overcrowded state prison system.

Scandal Grows Over U.S. Chemical Dump in Korea

Korea Daily, News Report, Gwang-lip Moon, Posted: May 24, 2011

New revelations about the secret dumping of toxic chemicals, including Agent Orange, by American military forces in Korea has sparked renewed mistrust in the country over the actions of its longtime ally.

Cutting Social Programs No Longer Taboo

Black Voices News, News Feature, Chris Levister , Posted: May 24, 2011

In 2008 when Kenya Ruffin’s youngest daughter Inya, was born with cerebral palsy requiring hyperbaric oxygen therapy she wasn’t prepared for all of the health challenges she would face.

Vietnam-U.K. Direct Flights to Start This Fall

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: May 24, 2011

Officials from the United Kingdom and Vietnam have concluded discussions to facilitate direct flights between the two countries to take off this autumn.

Cops Gone Wild in Puerto Rico

El Diario/La Prensa, Editorial, Posted: May 24, 2011

Allegations of civil rights violations in Puerto Rico are on the rise, according to an editorial in El Diario/La Prensa.

新美國傳媒貧困指數: 儘管新科技發展迅速,三藩市人仍經濟受困

New America Media, News Report, Nina Martin & Jonah Most, Posted: May 24, 2011

雖然三藩市正醞釀另一個高科技熱潮, 但仍有很多人仍生活在經濟困境中。

새로운 하이테크 호황에도 샌프란시스코 주민들 여전히 불경기 체감

New America Media, News Report, Nina Martine and Jonah Most, Posted: May 24, 2011

경제전문가들에 따르면 하이테크의 붐이 일고 있는 샌프란시스코는 캘리포니아와 미국의 경제 회복에 일조를 하고 있다고 전망하지만, 최근 뉴어메리카 미디어(NAM)와 스탠포드 대학의 빈곤과 불균형 연구센터의 '디스트레스 인덱스 (Distress Index)' 연구결과에 따르면 아직도 지속적인 불경기의 타격을 받고 있는 샌프란시스코 주민들이 많다고 조사되었다.

Washington Easing Driver's License Rules for Koreans

Korea Joongang Daily, News Report, Gwang-lip Moon, Posted: May 24, 2011

Washington state in the United States will issue driver’s licenses to people holding Korean licenses with a simple eye test, waiving written and driving tests. Korea will do the same for people holding Washington licenses.

How a Black Democrat Won Mayor's Race in Florida GOP Enclave

Black America Web, News Report, Michael H. Cottman, Posted: May 24, 2011

Alvin Brown, the tenacious hometown Democrat, made history Wednesday as the first black ever elected mayor of Jacksonville.

Worlds Collide in a Luxury Suite in New York

New America Media, Commentary, Rebecca Solnit, Posted: May 24, 2011

In an earlier era, the accusations of a chambermaid that she had been sexually assaulted by the head of the IMF might have been ignored. But her complaint has caused the upending of French politics and shaken the economy of Europe.

Europe, Arizona and My Plumber

New America Media, Commentary, Frank Viviano , Posted: May 24, 2011

Arizona, for Americans, has come to symbolize anti-immigrant hysteria codified into law. In Europe, Arizona arrived a generation ago -- with hardly a ripple of organized protest.

New Tribal Jail On the Way to Navajo Nation

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: May 23, 2011

Coming soon to a Navajo Nation community near you - a new tribal jail.

Taxi Crimes Against Foreigners On the Rise in Vietnam

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: May 23, 2011

A Malaysian tourist reported to a popular taxi company in Saigfvietnon that she was overcharged for a short ride by a company taxi driver, but later it turned out she had ridden in an unlicensed taxi that imitated that company’s brand.

Young and Homeless (Part III): Risking It All, For an Education

Vida en el Valle / New America Media, News Feature, Rebecca Plevin, Posted: May 23, 2011

Alone, at age 14, Antonio came to California, risking homelessness in pursuit of a high school education.

Sec. of State Hillary Clinton Launches Global Diaspora Initiative

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: May 22, 2011

The launch of the International Diaspora Engagement Alliance (IDEA) marks a historic shift in the way the U.S. government views global migrants.

Students From S. Korea Dropping Out

Korea Daily, News Report, Yul Chang, Translated by Aruna Lee, Posted: May 22, 2011

According to a recent report in the Korea Daily, a growing number of South Korean students are dropping out of school in America.

Young and Homeless (Part II): From the Streets to College

Vida en el Valle / New America Media, News Feature, Marcus Vega, Posted: May 22, 2011

Last year, Daniella was living at a transitional center for homeless youth. Today, she is a successful sophomore at Cal State Fresno.

Hope for Resurgence of Sri Lanka's North Rests on Education

New America Media, First Person, Wendy Rockett, Posted: May 22, 2011

Education will be key to a resurgence in Sri Lanka, but ten years of civil war has damaged the school system in unexpected ways.

Why Cornel West's Obama Slur Made Headlines

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: May 21, 2011

Calling Obama a "black puppet" says more about the name-caller than the President. But it still got the predictable headline.

Schwarzenegger's Maid -- Another Case of Domestic Worker Abuse?

La Opinión, Op-ed, Humberto Caspa, Posted: May 21, 2011

Arnold Schwarzenegger's relationship with his Guatemalan housekeeper, Mildred Patricia Baena, has serious implications.

Young and Homeless (Part I): Finding Stability at School

Vida en el Valle / New America Media, News Feature, Text: Rebecca Plevin / Video: Daniel Casarez, Posted: May 21, 2011

A growing number of California's youth and families are becoming homeless, a crisis that could have ramifications for decades to come.

Obama's Arab Spring: Been There, Done That, Doesn't Work

New America Media, News Analysis, Behrouz Saba, Posted: May 21, 2011

US-backed instant revolutions in Tunisia & Egypt have left both nations in a limbo, & have violently stalled in Libya, Syria, Bahrain & Yemen -- but it's nothing new.

Undocumented Immigrants Go Under the Knife to Erase Their Fingerprints

La Opinión, News Report, Claudia Núñez, Translated by Liz Gonzalez, Posted: May 21, 2011

As the federal fingerprint program Secure Communities expands throughout the country, migrants are choosing risky ways to change their fingerprints.

Índice de angustia de NAM: A pesar del nuevo auge de la tecnología, muchos en San Francisco siguen sufriendo

New America Media, News Report, Nina Martin y Jonah Most , Posted: May 20, 2011

Para muchos residentes de San Francisco, especialmente los marginados, la gran recesión se prolonga y sigue.

Charter School Teachers Avoid Layoffs, Enjoy Flexible Curriculum

New America Media, Video, Sean Shavers and Eming Piansay, Posted: May 20, 2011

Charter school teachers at Oakland California's Dr. Herbert Guice Christian Academy share their views on the state of public education.

The Wavelength: Media Mega-Deals, Skyprosoft, AT&T/T-Mobile & More

The Media Consortium, Roundup, Eric Arnold, Posted: May 20, 2011

The latest Wavelength, The Media Consortium’s twice-monthly blog on media news and policy issues looks at the Microsoft/Skype merger, the FCC and more.

CA Redistricting: What's at Stake for Blacks

L.A. Sentinel, News Report, Yussuf J. Simmonds and Samuel Richard, Posted: May 20, 2011

Understanding redistricting is of vital importance to African Americans especially in parts of California where black seats are threatened.

Filipinos Push for Medicare Portability to Philippines

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: May 20, 2011

A Filipino-American group pushing for the portability of U.S. Medicare insurance to the Philippines has asked community leaders in Las Vegas for support.

NAM Distress Index: Despite New Tech Boom, Many in SF Still Suffering

New America Media, News Report, Nina Martin and Jonah Most, Posted: May 20, 2011

A jump in requests for homeless assistance is just one sign that, while the city’s rich are getting richer, the poor are a long way from economic recovery.

NAM Radio: Pakistan's Imran Khan, S-Comm, Girls' Madrassahs, Khair Khana

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: May 20, 2011

New Show: Pakistan's Imran Khan, Secure Communities program, Girls' madrassahs in Pakistan, Dressmaker of Khair Khana, Mamata Banerjee, Arnold and sex.

Imran Khan: Pakistan's Political Hero

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: May 20, 2011

Imran Khan is a sports hero, leading philanthropist, and international celebrity. As head of the Tehreek-e Insaf party, he's also one of Pakistan's most popular politicians.

Devaughndre Broussard: The Road to Double Murder

New America Media, News Report, Bob Butler, Posted: May 20, 2011

There are similarities between Derrick Lemon, a 24-year-old Chicago man who shot a family member and Devaughndre Broussard, confessed killer of Chauncey Bailey.

Debunking the Top 7 Myths on Iran's Middle East Policies

New America Media, Commentary, William O. Beeman, Posted: May 20, 2011

Debunking the top 7 Iran myths -- all of which imply that nothing would be going wrong in the Middle East if it weren't for Iranian machinations.

Headlines from the Dustbin of History (Afghan Dept.)

New America Media, News Analysis, Tom Engelhardt, Posted: May 20, 2011

Almost 10 years after the Bush administration invaded Afghanistan and proclaimed victory, we find ourselves in a state of déjà vu.

IMF Rape Case: Victim-Bashing Run Amok

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

The alleged victim of Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been tried and convicted in the press since the moment her accusations went public.

Una victoria en S.F. para jóvenes indocumentados

New America Media, Commentary, Joel Streicker, Posted: May 19, 2011

La victoria de San Francisco, limitado que sea, ayudará a muchas familias inmigrantes.

SF Police Chief Orders Cops to Follow Local, Not FBI, Guidelines

New America Media, News Report, Jonah Most, Posted: May 19, 2011

Responding to allegations of racial profiling, SFPD chief says officers should abide by city regulations, not FBI regulations.

China Denounces America’s Treatment of African Americans, Minorities

San Francisco Bayview, News Report, Raushana Karriem, Posted: May 19, 2011

In a recent scathing report China condemned America’s treatment of its Afro-descendants and other minorities.

Abuelos latinos puestos a prueba al criar nietos

El Nuevo Sol/New America Media, News Report, Adolfo Flores, Posted: May 19, 2011

Maria Olvera es una de las 2,6 millones de abuelos que son los principales cuidadores para sus nietos. Los ancianos latinos como ella tienen muchos desafíos y preocupaciones.

Schwarzenegger, Strauss-Kahn and the Politics of Sex

New America Media, Commentary, Behrouz Saba, Posted: May 19, 2011

Men and women alike are attracted by power. It would be foolhardy to think that politicians would remain sexually pure while practicing impurities of every other kind.

S.F. Victory for Undocumented-Minor Immigrants

New America Media, Commentary, Joel Streicker, Posted: May 19, 2011

In contrast to President Obama's enforcement-only policies, San Francisco has just made concrete gains in the battle for immigration reform.

Korean Students in Calif. Protest Acupuncture Exam Given in Chinese

California Watch, News Report, Joanna Lin, Posted: May 19, 2011

Korean students outraged to find bulk of exam in Chinese – a language most of them can barely read, if at all.

Graffiti or Art? Richmond Mural Causes Controversy

Richmond Pulse, Video, Tania Puldio , Posted: May 18, 2011

This spring a group of young people assembled at Richmond Ca. city council meeting to discuss freedom of expression.

In This Digital Economy, We Have the Most to Lose

Latina Lista, News Analysis, Jason A. Llorenz , Posted: May 18, 2011

One key to long-term economic recovery and ameliorating the disproportionate jobless rates is minority entrepreneurship. Policies are needed to promote digital skills and encourage access to high speed Internet for diverse communities.

Y-Plan Engages Kennedy High to Invest in Richmond's Community

Richmond Pulse, Video, Malcolm Marshall and Min Lee, Posted: May 18, 2011

Kennedy High School Y-Plan students recently presented their suggestions for the Richmond Greenway at City Hall.

Mehserle Shooting of Oscar Grant Considered a Non-Violent Offense

New America Media, News Report, Thandisizwe Chimurenga, Posted: May 18, 2011

Johannes Mehserle could walk free in the next few weeks after serving less than one calendar year of his prison sentence.

Calif. Homeowners Left to Fight Foreclosure on Their Own

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: May 18, 2011

In the absence of government support, homeowners facing foreclosure are taking things into their own hands.

Saving Face Can't Make API Women Safe

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: May 18, 2011

A growing number of Asian and Pacific Islander women are living with HIV/AIDS in the United States.

Lobbyists' Fight for Health-Law Exemptions Should Prompt Real Reform

New America Media, Commentary, Paul Kleyman, Posted: May 18, 2011

The health care lobby has our fearless leaders quaking in their campaign boots instead of sending in the health equivalent of Seal Team 6 to deal with the Greed Lobby.

Schwarzenegger Is Just the Latest in GOP Sexual Hypocrisy

New America Media, Op-ed, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: May 17, 2011

Gov. Schwarzenegger was keeping a secret all these years: a child with a member of his household staff. But he's not the 1st GOP man caught with his pants down.

Accused Killer Takes Witness Stand at Chauncey Bailey Murder Trial

New America Media, News Report, Thomas Peele, Posted: May 17, 2011

Antoine Mackey, one of the accused killers of Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey, took the witness stand in his own defense Tuesday.

Immigrant Rights Groups Speak Out Against Georgia's HB87

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: May 17, 2011

Civil and immigrants’ rights groups across Georgia have rallied against the governor’s signing of House Bill 87, a controversial new law that mirrors legislation passed in Arizona, reports the Korea Daily.

DHS Ends Controversial Program

Migration Policy Institute, News Report, Posted: May 17, 2011

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it would end the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS).

Alabama Tornado Aftermath: The Forgotten Families

New America Media, News Report, Kathy Mulady, Posted: May 17, 2011

Families in the poorest sections of rural Alabama are most at risk of being left out as recovery efforts continue following the devastating tornadoes.

Who Asked Us? SFSU Student Sounds Off on Tuition Hikes

New America Media, First Person, Marian Piansay, Posted: May 17, 2011

As another tuition hike looms in the California State University system, one student gives her personal account of how this will affect the student population.

Growing Dangers Despite U.S. Billions Invested in Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan

New America Media, News Analysis, Behrouz Saba, Posted: May 17, 2011

The path now being taken by the U.S. in Pakistan and surrounding countries is putting the region - and the world - in unfathomable peril.

Medicaid Cuts Would Hurt 4.5 Million California Kids

New America Media, Op-ed, Mike Odeh, Posted: May 16, 2011

Two bills introduced by Republicans last week would repeal a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and could hurt millions.

Redistricting 2011: Power Shift in Chicago?

Equal Voice Newspaper, News Report, Claudia Rowe, Posted: May 16, 2011

Chicago has watched its African-American population steadily ebb over the last decade, while its Latino population has surged.

Malcolm X Uproar Stirs Community

Amsterdam News, News Report, Paul Granada, Posted: May 15, 2011

The book "Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention,” looks to shed new light on the life of Malcolm X, but in the process has sparked a hurricane of criticism.

Allen West for President? Some Hope So

Black America Web, News Report, Frederick Cosby, Posted: May 15, 2011

A growing number of Tea Partiers and conservative Republicans want to draft the black GOP lawmaker from Florida to run for president.

Garden Grove Ends Nude Vietnamese Coffee Houses, News Report, Posted: May 15, 2011

Garden Grove Ends Nude Vietnamese Coffee Houses

Obama's Mother and Pakistan

New America Media, Commentary, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: May 15, 2011

Despite signs that he might have taken a different approach to foreign policy, Obama is carrying out many of the policies of his predecessor.

Lives, Interrupted—China and the Three Gorges Dam

New America Media, Op-ed, Li Miao Lovett, Posted: May 15, 2011

Even if it becomes the electric power source that feeds a global economic engine, it's essential to remember that China's Three Gorges dam has displaced millions.

"America's Stooge": How "Didi" Defeated the Communists in West Bengal

New America Media, News Report, Sandip Roy, Posted: May 14, 2011

The world’s longest-running democratically elected Communists government has been routed by the upstart Trinamool Congress after 34 years in power.

On Being an (Ex) Undocumented Immigrant Father

New America Media, First Person, Alberto Ledesma, Posted: May 14, 2011

My undocumented immigrant heritage is also my daughter's, just as my father’s anxieties are now mine.

GOP Clamor to Release Bin Laden Photos Just Another Ploy

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

President Obama made the right decision not to release the photos of the body of bin Laden despite GOP's objections.

Redistricting: CA Bill Would Ban "Prison-Based Gerrymandering"

Capitol Weekly, News Report, Malcolm Maclachlan , Posted: May 14, 2011

Concerned that rural areas gain unfair political advantage from having state prisons in their voting districts, a move is afoot to force California to count inmates where they're from, not where they're incarcerated.

Osama Bin Laden Had Latinos on His Mind

El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, Antonieta Cádiz, Translated by Suzanne Manneh, Posted: May 13, 2011

Bin Laden thought of Latinos as part of vulnerable and oppressed groups who could be "seduced by extremist terrorism."

U.S. Carrier That Buried Osama Heading to Manila, News Report, Schatzi Quodala & Jerry E. Esplanada, Philippine Daily Inquirer , Posted: May 13, 2011

The USS Carl Vinson, the same warship that buried Osama bin Laden in the North Arabian Sea after the al-Qaida chief was killed, is scheduled to dock in Manila Bay this Sunday, May 15.

Big Demand for Illegal Indian Passports, Consul General Says

India Tribune, News Report, Nina Martin, Posted: May 13, 2011

The growing demand for everything Indian abroad has led to a burgeoning illegal market in unused but valid Indian passports.

Peru: Fujimori's Daughter Has Slight Lead

Peru21, News Report, Posted: May 13, 2011

On June 5, Peruvians go to the polls for the presidential run-off election between left-wing Ollanta Humala and Keiko Fujimori.

Less Talk, More Action on Immigration Reform

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: May 13, 2011

Editors of La Opinión write that Obama’s speech on immigration this week had little effect, and pale in comparison to the record number of deportations by his administration.

Census: Asian-Indian Population Explodes Across U.S.

New America Media, News Report, Richard Springer/India-West; additional reporting by New America Media , Posted: May 13, 2011

Indians have surpassed Filipinos as the nation's second-largest Asian population after Chinese and in many Southern and Midwestern states, they are now the largest Asian subgroup.

NAM Radio: Chuck D, Obama's Mother, Royals, & Viva La Revolucion

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: May 13, 2011

New Show: Public Enemy's Chuck D on race & citizenship in the U.S., a new biography of Barack Obama's mother, American obsession with UK royals, & Mexico's Revolution.

Public Enemy's Chuck D on Hip Hop & Race in America

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: May 13, 2011

Public Enemy's Chuck D talks socially conscious hip hop and race and citizenship in America.

Janny Scott's Biography of Barack Obama's Mother

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: May 13, 2011

Janny Scott discusses her new biography of President Barack Obama's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham -- the first in-depth portrait of this unique woman.

Latino Grandparents Face Challenges When Raising Children Anew

Pasadena Star-News/New America Media, News Report, Adolfo Flores, Posted: May 13, 2011

Maria Olvera is among 2.6 million U.S. grandparents doing primary childcare for their grandchildren.

Census: In California, More Empty Houses, More Families "Doubling Up"

New America Media, News Report, Nina Martin, Posted: May 12, 2011

The latest population data also show the state is getting older and more Asian, mirroring national trends.

Las convocatorias a la renuncia de Arpaio son cada vez más fuertes

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Traducido por Liz Gonzalez, Posted: May 12, 2011

La supervisora del condado de Maricopa Mary Rose Wilcox pidió la renuncia del sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Johannes Mehserle Could Be Out of Jail in June

New America Media, News Report, Thandisizwe Chimurenga, Posted: May 12, 2011

Johannes Mehserle, convicted of involuntary manslaughter of an unarmed Oscar Grant, may walk out of prison some time in June.

Immigration Reform -- Time for Business to Weigh In

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: May 12, 2011

Editors of La Opinión write that the time has come for the private sector to weigh in on immigration reform.

Minorities Account for 92% of U.S. Population Growth

Pew Hispanic Center, News Report, Posted: May 12, 2011

U.S. population growth over the past decade was driven almost exclusively by racial and ethnic minorities, the Pew Hispanic Center reports.

SB 1070 puede continuar “estancada” en litigios

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

La futura implementación de la SB 1070 podría continuar “estancada” en litigios legales por años, según varios observadores legales.

Fil-Am Kids at High Risk for Kawasaki Disease

GMANews.TV, News Report, Posted: May 12, 2011

Filipino-American children in San Diego, Calif., compared with non-Filipinos, are at higher risk of contracting the "Kawasaki Disease" (KD), a heart ailment that may cause sudden death among children.

Census: Mexican Population Up by 35 Percent in California

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: May 12, 2011

California's Mexican population increased by 35 percent in the last decade according to the latest census figures.

Immigration Reform Might be Unconstitutional

New America Media, Op-ed, Becky Akers, Posted: May 12, 2011

An old adage says that the more laws you pass, the more criminals you make. That certainly pertains to immigration.

Asian American Teenage Girls Have Highest Rates of Depression, News Report, Andrew Lam, Posted: May 12, 2011

The report highlights statistics from the U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) and National Asian Women's Health Organization (NAWHO) posing concern.

Calls for Arpaio’s Resignation Grow Louder

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

Citizen groups and politicians are calling on the Department of Justice to indict Sheriff Joe Arpaio for abuse of power.

Native Americans Offer Success Stories for Healthy Aging

USA Today, News Feature, Janice Lloyd, Posted: May 11, 2011

One in six Native Americans has diabetes, an unusually high rate. Research increasingly shows that exercise in a prime solution for those in midlife or their later years.

Elder Keeps Bikes Rolling in Oakland

New America Media, Video, Sean Shavers, Posted: May 11, 2011

Ben Johnson, a West Oakland native and community leader, following the death of his mother decided to open a bike shop in his neighborhood.

Arizona’s SB 1070 Could Face Long Road to the Supreme Court

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: May 11, 2011

Gov. Jan Brewer announced this week that she plans to take Arizona's immigration law to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Vietnam’s Booming Netizens Challenge the Marketing Community to Adapt, News Report, Posted: May 11, 2011

Within the space of just a few years, the communication landscape in Vietnam has totally changed. Figures from the Ministry of Information & Communications show that internet penetration has grown from 4% in 2003 to 31% in 2010. There are more people online in Vietnam than Thailand or Malaysia.

Analysis: Illiteracy in Detroit a National Shame

Black America Web, News Analysis, Michael H. Cottman, Posted: May 11, 2011

Detroit is facing another staggering calamity: Nearly half the adults in Motown are “functionally illiterate".

Judge Blocks Utah’s Immigration Laws

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: May 11, 2011

Like Arizona’s SB 1070, the Utah law violates the Constitution and is even worse in requiring all Utahns to carry their ‘papers’ at all times to prove they are lawfully present.

First Family Easter Service Attendance Draws Racist Reaction

Washington Afro, News Report, Valencia Mohammed, Posted: May 11, 2011

Racial threats were hurled at a D.C. Black church after a visit from President Barack Obama and The First Family on Easter Sunday.

After Foster Care: What Happens Next?

The Root, News Report, Cynthia Gordy, Posted: May 11, 2011

African-American children, who, despite accounting for 14 percent of the U.S. child population, make up 30 percent of foster-care youths.

Coping With Supermarket Sticker Shock

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

Now, just as weary Americans are beginning to feel better about the country’s economic footing, the price of food is skyrocketing.

Illinois Latinos Underrepresented in State Jobs

Latino Policy Forum, News Report, Posted: May 11, 2011

Over the past decade, just 150 Latino employees have been added to the state workforce.

DREAM Act Reintroduced in Congress

El Nuevo Herald, News Report, Posted: May 11, 2011

The day after President Obama called for Congressional action on immigration reform, three senators are reintroducing the DREAM Act in the Senate.

México: Fuera Calderón

New America Media, News Report, Manuel Ortiz Escámez , Posted: May 11, 2011

Miles de personas marcharon para exigirle al gobierno y al crimen organizado un alto a la brutal violencia que vive el país.

Nice Speech, Now Show Real Commitment

El Diario/La Prensa, Editorial, Posted: May 11, 2011

Editors of New York's Spanish-language newspaper El Diario/La Prensa call on Obama to act on immigration reform.

Obama at the Border: Will Enforcement Strategy Backfire with Latino Voters?

New America Media, Commentary, Roberto Lovato, Posted: May 11, 2011

Obama’s enforcement-first strategy to win over Republican support for immigration reform could be alienating Latino voters in the process.

Study Links Anti-Flame Chemicals to Mental Harm in Latino Farm Children

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: May 11, 2011

University of California researchers have found mental disorders in Latino farmworkers’ children related to high exposure to flame retardants in furniture and clothing.

Connecting Test Scores to Teacher Pay—Do It Right, or Not At All

New America Media, Op-ed, Matt Amaral, Posted: May 11, 2011

69 percent of Californians say the state should tie student achievement to teachers' pay. One teacher argues that giving bonuses, not punishment, is the fairest approach.

Obama: We Need to Pass Immigration Reform

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: May 10, 2011

President Barack Obama called on Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform in a speech from El Paso, Texas.

Obama Says ¡Sí, Se Puede! to Immigration Reform

New America Media, News Analysis, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: May 10, 2011

President Obama’s renew call for passage of the comprehensive immigration reform bill couldn’t have come too soon.

Mexicans Protest Violence, Demand Ouster of President Calderón

New America Media, News Report, Manuel Ortiz Escámez, Translated by Jacob Simas, Posted: May 10, 2011

Thousands marched in Mexico City to condemn violence that has skyrocketed during the administration of President Felipe Calderón.

A Woman in the Danger Zone: Interview With a Border Patrol Agent

Prensa Hispana, Question & Answer, Maritza Lizeth Félix, Translated by Suzanne Manneh, Posted: May 10, 2011

Border Patrol agent Claudia Alvarado says women in the Border Patrol need to operate at the same level as their male colleagues.

Se cierra el circulo en torno a controversial sheriff en Arizona

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: May 09, 2011

Han sido unas semanas bastante duras para Joe Arpaio, el sheriff del Condado Maricopa que se hace llamar el “más duro de América”.

A Day on the Border - Crosses, Dreams, and Shades of Gray

Prensa Hispana, News Feature, Maritza Lizeth Félix, Translated by Jacob Simas, Posted: May 09, 2011

When I reached the border, I saw crosses labeled with the names of immigrants who had died of thirst in the suffocating desert.

Short on Cash, Costa Rican Filmmaker Raises Funds on the Web

New America Media, News Feature, Erin Van Rheenen, Posted: May 09, 2011

A little online intervention allows a Costa Rica-born director to get his film, The Return, off the ground.

Tornado-Ravaged Alabama Begins to Rebuild

Black America Web, News Report, Kenya Beverly, Posted: May 08, 2011

A little more than a week after killer tornadoes swept through Alabama, the signs of recovery can be heard in the sound of buzzing saws and debris removal equipment.

Bay Area Hometown Hero Helps Mothers of Slain Victims

New America Media, Video, Anchor/Video Editor: Odette Keeley; Videography: Christna Sot & COMCAST Production Group , Posted: May 08, 2011

The Second Annual Hometown Heroes Awards – a partnership of Comcast and the Bay Area News Group -- recognized once again the outstanding, but often untold efforts of individuals and organizations making a difference in communities across the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Creating More Jobs for Americans

New America Media, Commentary, Anne O’Callaghan , Posted: May 08, 2011

Amidst the highly charged debates on immigration and our economy, a remarkable fact often goes unmentioned: Many Americans owe their jobs to immigrant entrepreneurs.

Digital-Divide Issues Blindside Ethnic Communities

New America Media, News Analysis, Jehangir Khattak, Posted: May 08, 2011

Gigabytes, broadband, big-media deals—ethnic media are learning to translate high-tech jargon for communities hit with rising costs and reduced access.

Blacks With Bulimia: A Secret in Plain Sight

The Root, News Report, Cynthia Gordy, Posted: May 08, 2011

Debunking stereotypes, a growing body of research shows that black women are actually more likely than whites to be bulimic. Yet it's a problem hardly anyone is talking about.

Angered by "Knockdown," Pacquiao Dominates Mosley

GMA News, News Report, Jon Perez / HS, Posted: May 07, 2011

Quickly bouncing back from a "knockdown" that wasn't, Manny Pacquiao dominated American Shane Mosley to successfully defend his world welterweight title.

Why Strokes Kill More Blacks

The Root, News Report, Posted: May 07, 2011

Instead of calling 911 when suffering a stroke, most African Americans call a friend or relative, significantly decreasing their chances of survival,

50 Years After Freedom Rides, Race Drives Debate on U.S. Future

New America Media, News Analysis, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: May 07, 2011

While U.S. media celebrate racial progress on the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides, a recent debate shows American culture is far from “post-racial.”

Op-ed: Texas Redistricting Plan Fails to Reflect Surge in Latinos

New America Media, News Report, Carlos Uresti, Posted: May 07, 2011

A redistricting map recently approved by the GOP-controlled state House of Representatives fails to acknowledge the explosive growth of Hispanics.

Latino Paradox: Hispanics Live Longer—But Sicker

Mariowire, Commentary, Jacqueline Angel, Posted: May 07, 2011

Researchers know Latino elders in the U.S. outlive even whites. But they age with more illness, especially those who spent decades here. Who will care for them?

Unhappy Mother’s Day for Thousands Fired Due to Pregnancy

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: May 07, 2011

Low-wage workers face a disproportionately high rate of workplace discrimination when they become pregnant, a recent report says.

Grounds Work More Deadly for Immigrant Latinos

Hispanically Speaking News, News Report, Posted: May 06, 2011

Latino immigrants who work as grounds-maintenance workers are much more likely to die in work-related accidents, a new study concludes.

Fla. Welfare Recipients Must Pass Drug Tests

New America Media, News Report, Posted: May 06, 2011

A bill that would require adult welfare recipients to pass a drug test before collecting benefits is headed to Florida Gov. Rick Scott for signing.

Groups Unite on Illinois Redistricting Map

Hispanically Speaking News, News Report, Posted: May 06, 2011

The United Congress of Community and Religious Organizations has released a “unity" redistricting map aimed at protecting voting rights of communities of color in Illinois.

Muslim Woman Leads ACLU Fight for Pastor’s Right to Condemn Islam

Freedom Forum Diversity Institute, News Report, Joe Grimm, Posted: May 06, 2011

When a Quran-burning Florida pastor traveled to Michigan to denounce Islam at North America’s largest Muslim center, he found a fierce defender of his First Amendment rights.

Suroosh Alvi: Up Close with the Taliban in Pakistan

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: May 06, 2011

One man, one camera: inside the region of Pakistan where the Taliban are stronger than ever.

U.S. Muslims Still Live in Climate of Hate

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: May 06, 2011

News of Osama bin Laden’s death has not come without more incidents of backlash towards American Muslims.

Osama, Obama and Undocumented Immigrants

Al Día, Commentary, Rafael Prieto, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: May 06, 2011

I never imagined that the terrorist attacks planned by Osama bin Laden would end up hurting undocumented immigrants.

Obama Heads to Texas-Mexico Border

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: May 06, 2011

President Barack Obama will travel to El Paso, Texas on Tuesday, where he will speak about immigration.

Maryland "DREAM Act” Passes

Koream Magazine, News Report, Posted: May 06, 2011

Maryland passes Dream Act.

NAM Radio: International Reaction to the Bin Laden Death

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: May 06, 2011

New Show: How Pakistanis, Afghanis, Indians and Americans have reacted to the Bin Laden death.

News Briefing - Learn what your audiences can do to protect themselves against fraud

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: May 06, 2011

Foreclosures, the recession and government cutbacks have created a perfect storm of financial pressures. Payday lenders, fake mortgage modifiers, fraudulent lawyers, scam artists of all kinds are making huge amounts of money off vulnerable and desperate people. Learn about the latest scams and how to advise your audiences about protecting themselves and their families. Find out where to go for government-subsidized financial counseling.

Corruption Probes Beleaguer Arizona’s “Toughest” Sheriff

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: May 06, 2011

It's been a tough week for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who faces state and federal corruption probes on multiple fronts.

En Tucson, la lucha de derechos de los inmigrantes se traslada a las aulas

New America Media, News Report, Elisa Meza, traducido por Liz Gonzalez, Posted: May 05, 2011

Los jóvenes se han convertido en la fuerza impulsora detrás del movimiento de derechos de los inmigrantes – desde los partidarios de la Ley DREAM hasta los que luchan contra las leyes en contra de inmigrantes de Arizona.

Afghans Paid Heavy Price in War on Terror, Yet Are Ignored by Media Now

New America Media, Commentary, Nushin Arbabzadah, Posted: May 05, 2011

The Afghan people paid one of the heaviest prices in the war on terror, yet their role is hardly acknowledged by the media as they report on the worldwide reaction to the killing of Osama bin Laden.

Demanda: cartas racistas impulsaron a Arpaio a incrementar las redadas de inmigración

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, traducido por Liz Gonzalez, Posted: May 05, 2011

Cartas racialmente cargadas enviadas al sheriff del condado de Maricopa, Joe Arpaio por sus electores - presentadas el viernes como pruebas en una demanda de perfil racial de tres años de duración, -podría revelar las motivaciones detrás de las redadas de inmigración por el sheriff más duro de Estados Unidos.

Telemundo Lags Behind NBC in Local News Coverage

Latino Print Network, News Report, Posted: May 05, 2011

A new report reveals disparities between the amount of local news offered on Comcast's English- and Spanish-language stations.

Yee Backs Down on Acupuncture Bill After Korean Community Outcry

New America Media, News Report, Aruna Lee and Summer Chiang, Posted: May 05, 2011

California State Sen. Leland Yee amended a bill that would have put the word "Chinese" in the name of the state's acupuncture licensing agency.

Zero-Tolerance Policy Creates a School-to-Prison Pipeline

New America Media, Interview, Jacob Simas, Posted: May 05, 2011

Schools across the nation are increasingly adopting punitive measures as a way to control and deter violence and other disruptive behaviors.

Suspended Again: The Struggle To Resolve Student Conflicts

New America Media, First Person, Amelia Garrido, Posted: May 05, 2011

Amelia knows her fights with other high school students were mostly her fault, but she’s struggling to graduate and thinks better counseling could have helped her.

Attention President Obama: Osama Was No Geronimo

Indian Country Today, Commentary, Steven Newcomb, Posted: May 05, 2011

President Obama should not have let his military give Osama bin Laden the code name "Geronimo" after the Apache hero.

Illinois Pulls Out of Secure Communities Program

Chicago News Cooperative, News Report, Posted: May 04, 2011

Illinois is the first state in the nation to withdraw from the Secure Communities program.

Why Obama Is Right Not to Release bin Laden Photos

New America Media, News Analysis, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: May 04, 2011

Perhaps the most important reason is one that Obama did not state, having to do with the reactions to bin Laden’s death among Americans themselves.

Georgia’s New Immigration Law—"Unjust and Un-American"

Khabar Magazine, Op-ed, Parthiv N. Parekh, Posted: May 04, 2011

The Georgia state House and Senate recently passed an immigration bill modeled on Arizona's SB 1070.

Osama's Death, a Devastated Homeland, and Pakistani-American Confusion

New America Media, Commentary, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: May 04, 2011

Pakistanis in America are caught in contradictions, cheering the death of bin Laden in their homeland—which has been devastated for years with U.S. support.

NY Chinatown Business Owners: Reopen Park Row

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Posted: May 04, 2011

Residents of New York's Chinatown hope the New York Police Department will reopen Park Row, the main street of Chinatown.

Chinese 9/11 Victims and Osama Death

New America Media, News Report, Posted: May 04, 2011

Sing Tao in New York reports that many Chinese family members of 9/11 victims are finding relief in the death or Osama bin Laden.

"American Teacher": Overworked, Underpaid, and Under Seige

New America Media, Video, Eming Piansay, Posted: May 04, 2011

The new documentary American Teacher, which had its world premiere May 3, tells the stories of four public school teachers, including Jonathan Dearman of San Francisco.

Going Hungry for Ethnic Studies

New America Media, News Report, Jonah Most, Posted: May 04, 2011

Hungry students and their supporters sit for the seventh day in front of University of California at Berkeley’s California Hall, to protest cuts in the ethnic studies program.

Foreclosed Homeowners Vent Anger at Wells Fargo

New America Media, News Report, Suzanne Manneh and Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: May 04, 2011

A Wells Fargo shareholders meeting in San Francisco turns ugly as homeowners demand that the bank place a moratorium on all foreclosures.

Marrakesh Bombing, Osama Death Evoke Moroccan Reflections on Arab Spring

New America Media, News Feature, Brian Seilstad, Posted: May 04, 2011

Bin Laden’s death and last week's Marrakesh bombing came as shocks to usually peaceful Morocco. A teacher and his students reflect on the Arab Spring.

No-Drama Obama Keeps His Cool—and Trumps His Critics

Black America Web, News Report, Frederick Cosby, Posted: May 04, 2011

Obama cracked wise against his foes at the White House Correspondents Dinner a day after he had secretly green-lit a Navy SEALs mission to take out Osama bin Laden.

Could bin Laden Killing Help Patch Up US-Pakistan Relations?

Common Ground News Service, News Analysis, Huma Yusuf, Posted: May 03, 2011

If the US government acknowledges and addresses the valid concerns of the Pakistani public, bin Laden’s death could actually prove a high point in American diplomacy.

After Nine Years, DHS Finally Drops "SB 1070 for Muslims"

Colorlines, News Report, Channing Kennedy, Posted: May 03, 2011

the Department of Homeland Security has quietly announced the end of NSEERS, one of the most explicitly racist, underreported initiatives in post-9/11 America.

Journalists Call for Iran Hikers' Release

New America Media, News Report, Posted: May 03, 2011

On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, journalists from across the United States are calling on the Islamic Republic of Iran to release their colleague, Shane Bauer, and his friend Josh Fattal, who have been held in detention for more than 21 months.

APA Members of Congress React to bin Laden’s Death

Rafu Shimpo, News Report, Posted: May 03, 2011

Members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus have issued statements on the death of Osama bin Laden, praising the Obama Administration and the armed forces but warning that the threat of terrorism continues.

Local TV Programming Coming to Navajo Reservation

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: May 03, 2011

he first areas to get the new channels will be Window Rock, Tohatchi and Shiprock. He added that the signal will reach communities around these towns.

Filipino Teachers Shine in Cambodia

Philippine Daily Inquirer, News Feature, Leti Boniol, Posted: May 03, 2011

Seeking better opportunities outside their country, 257 Filipino teachers have found jobs in private schools in Cambodia.

"Geronimo," bin Laden Code Name, Insults Native Americans

Indian Country, News Report, Lise Balk King , Posted: May 03, 2011

America regarded Osama bin Laden as a Hitler, but the U.S. military code-named him "Geronimo," an insult to the memory of a great Apache leader and Native America.

Young Africans Who Want to Be Porn Stars

The Root, News Report, Habibou Bangré, Posted: May 03, 2011

Hundreds of youths try to escape poverty by going into Africa's porn industry. Few realize how difficult and unsafe it can be.

For Many It’s Gas, Food or Rent!

Los Angeles Sentinel, News Report, Jennifer Bihm, Posted: May 03, 2011

The community has been under siege by high unemployment and massive foreclosures and now, here comes escalating gas prices ... what's next?

Foreclosure Continues Decline of Maryland Golf Course

AFRO, News Report, George Barnette, Posted: May 03, 2011

Villages of Marlborough (VOM) residents were informed that Marlborough Country Club was foreclosed, in a continuing and frustrating saga.

Africa Union Chairman visits U.S., Frustrated Over Preconditions for Peace in Libya

The Final Call, News Report, Jehron Muhammad, Posted: May 03, 2011

Dr. Jean Ping, chairperson of the African Union Commission, and his high level delegation recently paid an official visit to the United States.

We Killed Osama bin Laden, Now Let’s Kill the Myth

New America Media, Commentary, William O. Beeman, Posted: May 03, 2011

Osama bin Laden has been killed, but it will be some time before history catches up with the myth around him and the al-Qaeda organization, as well as the fact that he had outlived his usefulness as a bogeyman for the West.

For Youth, the Wicked Witch Osama Is Dead—What Now?

New America Media, Commentary, Eming Piansay, Posted: May 03, 2011

Young people grew up thinking of Osama bin Laden as a pop culture figure, like the Wicked Witch of Oz. Will that affect their sense of responsibility for America’s future?

Why Did 15 Million Latinos Sit Out 2010 Elections?, Commentary, Victor Landa, Posted: May 03, 2011

The alarming truth: Latinos largely ignored the midterm elections. If Latinos hope to translate 2010 Census figures into political clout, they have to get to the polls.

Letter From Pakistan: Gotcha!, News Analysis, Nadeem F. Paracha, Posted: May 03, 2011

As CNN and BBC were showing thousands of Americans outside the White House, cheering the news of bin Laden's death, the sounds and sights coming from Pakistani TV were at best bizarre.

Bin Laden's Death and the Meaning of American Patriotism

New America Media, Commentary, Richard Rodriguez, Posted: May 02, 2011

Patriotism is not the same thing as cheering in the streets when your side wins the Super Bowl. How many young people celebrating bin Laden's death at the White House have imagined themselves actually enlisting to fight in Afghanistan?

Osama bin Laden: One Gangster Down, Many Waiting in the Wings

New America Media, News Analysis, Behrouz Saba, Posted: May 02, 2011

The hit on bin Laden was quintessential gangsterism, a sleazy offering by the suspect Pakistani intelligence, with President Obama posing as Elliot Ness.

Shackled Immigrant Mom Wins Case

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: May 02, 2011

A Tennessee judge has ruled in favor of immigrant mother Juana Villegas, who was shackled during labor and after giving birth while being held in the custody.

Texas Redistricting Map Challenged

New America Media, News Report, Posted: May 02, 2011

Texas state Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, has sent a letter to the U.S. Justice Department challenging the new redistricting map passed by Republican Texas lawmakers last month.

American Role in Creating the Osama Monster

Oh My News, News Report, Posted: May 02, 2011

As crowds gathered across the U.S. to celebrate the killing of Osama bin Laden, ending a more than decade long hunt for the number one suspect in the World Trade Center bombings of 2001, a report in Korea's citizen journalist publication Oh My News urges Americans to reconsider their own country's role in creating bin Laden "the monster."

Obama Crushes Osama! Terrorism War Not a Pep Rally

New America Media, Commentary, Frank Viviano, Posted: May 02, 2011

The end of Osama bin Laden is welcome. But the “USA! USA!” cheers in strip bare America’s simplistic perspective on our increasingly complex world.

NY Delegation Hears Testimony of Police Abuse of College Students in Puerto Rico

El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, Cristina Loboguerrero, Posted: May 02, 2011

A delegation led by the ACLU is traveling to Puerto Rico this week to hear testimony on the civil liberties violations against students.

Soft on Terrorism? Bin Laden Kill Shatters Another Obama Myth

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

With elections looming in 2012, the bin Laden action comes at the worst possible time for the GOP and its plans to bash Obama yet again as soft on America's enemies.

Latin American Media Respond to Death of Osama bin Laden

New America Media, News Report, Posted: May 02, 2011

The news that Osama bin Laden had been killed sparked a number of reactions from Latin American media, from hope to skepticism.

Eye on Arab Media: Killing bin Laden Will Not Make America Safer

New America Media, News Analysis, Jalal Ghazi, Posted: May 02, 2011

The killing of bin Laden will have little impact on the war in Afghanistan, while the war on terrorism will only increase.

“Renpin” Factor—Why Asian Elders Sometimes Support Mixed Marriages

New America Media/Sing Tao Daily, News Feature, Rong Xiaoqing, Posted: May 02, 2011

High rates of interracial marriage among Asians can result in conflicts with older parents, but other elders welcome non-Asians in the positive spirit of "renpin.”

As Housing Shortage Worsens, Tribes Forced to Use FEMA Trailers

America's Wire, News Report, Kenneth J. Cooper, Posted: May 02, 2011

The housing shortage for Native American families has become so critical that FEMA trailers, meant to be utilized during disasters, are being converted into living quarters.

Lawsuit: Racist Letters Spurred Arpaio to Step Up Immigration Sweeps

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: May 01, 2011

Racist letters from Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's constituents could be key evidence in a racial-profiling lawsuit brought by civil rights groups.

Another View From Japan: As Officials Falter in Disaster, Citizens Lead

New America Media, First Person, Manuel Ortiz, Posted: May 01, 2011

Contrary to reports that some Fukushima victims are being shunned, what has impressed this journalist most is the extraordinary solidarity displayed by the Japanese people.

In Tucson, Immigrant Rights Fight Moves to the Classroom

New America Media, Commentary, Elisa Meza, Posted: May 01, 2011

A youth coalition in Arizona that has been organizing against efforts there to dismantle a popular ethnic studies program Tucson schools.

Reforms That Helped Elect Candidates of Color in SF, Oakland Under Attack

New America Media, Op-ed, Esperanza Tervalon-Daumont and Alicia Garza, Posted: May 01, 2011

Ranked-choice voting—which helped elect Oakland Mayor Jean Quan (above) and gave San Francisco the most diverse Board of Supervisors in its history—has triggered a backlash.