Open Letter From Ethnic Media on New Orleans Redistricting

New America Media, Op-ed, Posted: Jun 30, 2011

After convening to discuss redistricting in New Orleans, ethnic media organizations prepared this open letter to the Times Picayune and the Press Club of New Orleans.




Medicaid Cuts Would Stunt California's Recovery

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jun 30, 2011

A new report shows that if GOP cuts become law, California would lose 28,000 jobs and millions in related business spending.




NAM Briefing: In Post-Katrina New Orleans, Redistricting Is Just the Start

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Jun 30, 2011

At a June 21 meeting, news organizations discussed how to assure that ethnic minorities don't lose ground as post-Katrina political maps are drawn.




In Upstate California, Redistricting Alters Maps, but Not Latino Clout

New America Media, News Report, Leslie Layton, Posted: Jun 30, 2011

Minority communities are growing in the Northern Sacramento Valley, but redistricting is barely on their radar, and a powerful GOP congressman looks safe.




Why Obama Still Says No to Gay Marriage

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

Obama has been the best friend that gays have ever had in the White House, but his position on gay marriage is still evolving.




D.C. Council Scandals Disgust Residents

The Washington Informer, News Report, Barrington M. Salmon, Posted: Jun 30, 2011

The ethical cloud that envelopes D.C. City Council members has left the public disappointed and disgusted.




GOP Now Believes Obama Is Beatable in 2012

AFRO, News Report, Staff, Posted: Jun 30, 2011

More GOP candidates have been encouraged to enter the 2012 presidential race with the country still reeling from recession.




More Restrictions on Driver's Licenses in New Mexico

EFE, News Report, Posted: Jun 29, 2011

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is seeking to establish tighter screening procedures for issuing driver’s licenses.




Gov. Jerry Brown Vetoes Farm Worker Union Bill

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Jun 29, 2011

Gov. Jerry Brown announced on Tuesday his veto of SB 104, which would have permitted California farm workers to unionize by signing a petition away from the fields.




Arab Americans Rally with Syrians in Support of Assad Reforms

The Arab American News, News Report, Natasha Dado, Posted: Jun 29, 2011

Hundreds of Arab-Americans and Syrians ex-pats demonstrated in support of Syrian President Bashar Assad.




Murder, Corruption and Katrina—Cops on Trial in the Big Easy

The Root, News Report, Jordan Flaherty, Posted: Jun 29, 2011

The trial of five New Orleans policemen for killing blacks in the wake of Hurricane Katrina exposes widespread corruption in the city's justice system.




New Peace Flotilla to Gaza: A Voyage of Audacious Hope

New America Media, Commentary, Gabriel Schivone, Posted: Jun 29, 2011

As an American Jew, I am entitled ( to travel to Israel, become a citizen, and enjoy all manner of associated rights and privileges. Meanwhile, the people who are actually from the lands that Israel illegally occupies are not citizens of any country.




La tecnología móvil en las aulas ayudan a los estudiantes que están aprendiendo inglés

New America Media, News Report, Jacob Simas y Vivian Po, Traducido por Liz Gonzalez, Posted: Jun 28, 2011

Los aparatos móviles como el iPhone, iPod y Android - prohibidos en la mayoría de las escuelas públicas - son bienvenidos en la clase de Nieto.




ICE Builds More Immigration Detention Centers

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

ICE is building new centers in California, Florida, Illinois, Texas, and New Jersey.




La Opinión Reaches Out to Young Latinos in LA’s Boyle Heights

New America Media, News Report, Caitlin Fuller, Posted: Jun 28, 2011

L.A.’s Boyle Heights neighborhood doesn’t get much coverage—or respect. But a new bilingual publication edited by youth will help change that.




From WikiLeaks to SB 1070—The Rise of the New Global Hacktivists

New America Media, News Analysis, Justine Sharrock, Posted: Jun 28, 2011

In just a few months, as one expert puts it, the hacktivist group Anonymous "has gone from the background of hacker culture to the forefront of global politics.”




GOP Ploy: Blame Black Joblessness on President Obama

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Jun 28, 2011

President Obama responsible for high black unemployment? That claim by GOP candidates Newt Gingrich and Michelle Bachman is silly, but the problem is very real.




In CA and Other States, Black Migration Alters the Political Landscape

America's Wire, News Analysis, Nadra Kareem Nittle, Posted: Jun 28, 2011

In Los Angeles and other large cities, the exodus of middle-class blacks could have a major impact on state and local redistricting and elections.




Federal Judges Block Parts of GA, IN Immigration Laws

Mundo Hispánico, News Report, Posted: Jun 27, 2011

A federal court blocked parts of Georgia’s immigration law, which is set to go into effect July 1.




South Carolina Governor Signs Immigration Law

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Jun 27, 2011

Governor Nikki Haley signed an immigration bill that requires police to check the immigration status of anyone they suspect might be in the country illegally.




Clean Water in Schools Crucial to Coachella Valley Students

New America Media, Commentary, Maricruz Cabrera, Posted: Jun 27, 2011

For many children living in the Eastern Coachella Valley Calif., food and water provided at school is often their primary source of nutrition.




Mental Health Group Draws People Out of the Shadows

New America Media, News Feature, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jun 27, 2011

Mental health workers say they’re seeing an uptick in PTSD after disasters and depression linked to job and home losses.




After Vargas, More Scrutiny for Latinos, Immigrants in the Newsroom?

The Root, News Analysis, Richard Prince, Posted: Jun 27, 2011

The confession by Filipino immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas that he has been in the U.S. illegally since childhood prompted predictions that Latinos — the group most associated with undocumented immigration — could face increased scrutiny in newsrooms.




Mobile Tech in Classrooms Boost English Learners

New America Media, Photo Essay, Jacob Simas and Vivian Po, Posted: Jun 27, 2011

Use of mobile devices in a Hayward, Calif., classroom puts English language learners on the fast track.




New Orleans Activists Say It's Time for a Whole New Political Map

NOLA Beez/New Orleans Agenda, News Report, Vincent Sylvain, Posted: Jun 27, 2011

The plan—discussed at a community gathering organized by New America Media last week—would create seven single-member districts instead of the current five.




Poet Meets President, Sicilia Tests Calderón on Mexican Drug War

New America Media, News Report, jose luis sierra, Posted: Jun 27, 2011

Last week Mexico’s President Calderón met unintended victims of his crusade against organized crime. He promised some changes, but refused to alter course.




Students’ Peer Support Program a 2-Way Street

New America Media, Video, Eming Piansay, Posted: Jun 26, 2011

Calavera Hills Middle School"s trailblazing Coyote Crossroads program is helping raise the grades of the academically challenged students, as well as their autistic classmates they are paired up with.




Al Jazeera Wilts in Arab Spring

New America Media, News Analysis, Jalal Ghazi , Posted: Jun 26, 2011

By becoming the voice of its owners instead of the people it was covering, the once popular Al Jazeera network has wilted in the Arab Spring.




Mayan Countdown to 2012 Spurs Mexican Tourism Industry

La Opinión, News Report, Gardenia Mendoza Aguilar, Translated by Cailtin Fuller, Posted: Jun 26, 2011

Mexico is hoping to attract tourists in the lead-up to Dec. 21, 2012, the date on the Mayan calendar that represents the start of a new era.




ACLU Report Slams Arizona’s Abuse of Detained Immigrants

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

Abusive conditions in Arizona’s immigrant-detention centers often deter immigrants from exerting their right to fight deportation.




Double Jeopardy: Femicide and Disappearances at the Border

New America Media, News Feature, Story by Jose Luis Sierra/photo by Rafael Luevano, Posted: Jun 25, 2011

Mexico is increasingly plastered with photos of disappeared and murdered women. Despite protests, though, few killers are brought to justice.




Cross Country Team Loses Coach to Deportation

Prensa Hispana, News Report, Maritza Lizeth Félix, Translated by Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Jun 25, 2011

South Mountain High School cross country coach Miguel Aparicio was deported to Mexico after spending 20 years in the U.S.




Mayweather Dad Bets on Pacquiao

GMANews.TV, News Report, Posted: Jun 24, 2011

Surprise. Floyd Mayweather Sr. is betting money on Manny Pacquiao over Juan Manuel Marquez in the Filipino boxing champion's November 12 meeting with his old nemesis.




Detainees Fear for Lives If Deported

La Opinion, News Report, Posted: Jun 24, 2011

In a letter to the activist group No More Deaths, detainees awaiting deportation to Mexico have pleaded not to be returned to areas controlled by the Los Zetas cartel.




Undocumented Journalist Talks About Pulitzer in 2009 Filipino Channel Interview

"Balitang America"—The Filipino Channel, Video, Henni Espinosa, ABS-CBN North America Bureau, Posted: Jun 24, 2011

In a 2009 interview with The Filipino Channel, undocumented journalist Jose Antonio Vargas talked about his life in America and what it meant to win the Pulitzer.




Philly City Council Says No to Secure Communities

Al Día, News Report, Posted: Jun 24, 2011

The Philadelphia City Council voted 17-0 to end the city's participation in the Secure Communities program.




Savage Justice: Community Mourns Hero

The Philadelphia Tribune, News Report, Larry Miller, Posted: Jun 24, 2011

In the bloody tapestry of senseless murders that happen all too often in Philadelphia, the expression ‘wrong place, wrong time’ is often used to describe the fate of an innocent bystander who catches a bullet meant for someone else.




Michelle Alexander on California’s ‘Cruel and Unusual’ Prisons

San Francisco BayView, News Report, Liliana Segura, Posted: Jun 24, 2011

On May 23, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 decision ordering California to release tens of thousands of inmates from its overcrowded prisons on the grounds that their living conditions – including lethally inadequate healthcare – were so intolerable as to be “cruel and unusual punishment.”




California Tea Partiers Revved Up by Redistricting Reform

New America Media, News Report, Justine Sharrock, Posted: Jun 24, 2011

Taking advantage of reforms, activists dominate public input meetings of the Citizens Redistricting Commission to demand a “colorblind” process in drawing political maps.




NALEO: Latino Vote to Exceed 12.2 Million in 2012 Elections

EFE, News Report, Posted: Jun 24, 2011

The Latino vote is expected to exceed 12.2 million in the 2012 elections, according to a study released by NALEO.




NAM Radio: Wal-Mart, Hacker/Gamers, Dragon Tattoo Lady, Congo's Viva Riva

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Jun 24, 2011

New Show: Supreme Court dismisses Wal-Mart sex discrimination case, hackers & gamers, the woman behind the dragon tattoo, Congo's new film noir.




Eva Gabrielsson: The Real Story Behind Stieg Larsson

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Jun 24, 2011

She was author Stieg Larsson's companion for 32 years and now she's out to tell the truth about the man and the mystery behind the girl with the dragon tattoo.




Congo's New Film Noir: Viva Riva!

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Jun 24, 2011

Viva Riva! is the first film made in the Democratic Republic of Congo in twenty years and the fast-paced, stylized film noir is making waves in the film world.




New Wave of Iraqi Bloggers Cover Stories Ignored in the West

New America Media, Commentary, John Chua, Posted: Jun 24, 2011

While Iraq bleeds, Western media have ignored heightened violence. And Iraqi bloggers—in English and Arabic--are increasingly important news sources.




Post-9/11 Arab Americans Tell Their Stories in AAJA Project

Freedom Forum Diversity Institute, Video, Joe Grimm, Posted: Jun 23, 2011

This year’s seventh graders, 12 and 13 years old, are the first Americans to grow up with no memory of time before the searing events of Sept. 11, 2001.




Grieving Dad to Meet President Calderon

New America Media, News Report, José Luis Sierra, Posted: Jun 23, 2011

A caravan of anti-violence protesters, led by poet Javier Sicilia, appears finally to have gotten the ear of Mexico’s president.




Filipino Pulitzer Winner Outs Himself As Undocumented

GMA News, News Report, JM Tuazon, Posted: Jun 23, 2011

Filipino-American advocates for the Dream Act rally around Pulitzer-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas who revealed his undocumented status in a New York Times interview.




Another Admission 'War on Drugs' Has Failed

The Final Call, News Report, Charlene Muhammad, Posted: Jun 23, 2011

The war on drugs has failed and international policymakers need to implement reforms now, urged a commission of world leaders.




Filipino Pulitzer Winner Is Undocumented

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Jun 23, 2011

Filipino journalist Jose Antonio Vargas announced his undocumented status in an article he wrote for the New York Times.




Federal Judge Hears Arguments on Georgia’s Anti-Immigrant Law

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jun 23, 2011

“What’s going to happen on July 1 to people associated with illegal aliens?” Thrash asked. “They’re supposed to go somewhere else with their husbands, wives, and children…even if they’re citizens?”




Top Obama Advisor: A Stimulus for Businesses?

New America Media, Interview, Earl Ofari Hutchinson , Posted: Jun 23, 2011

Exclusive interview with top White House advisor Valerie Jarrett




The Afghan Drawdown Is Long, Long Overdue

New America Media, Commentary, William O. Beeman, Posted: Jun 22, 2011

President Obama told the nation today that there will be a drawdown of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.




Afghan Americans Fearful of Quick Withdrawal

New America Media, News Report, Jonah Most, Posted: Jun 22, 2011

President Obama’s announcement of a speedy withdrawal from Afghanistan may not be welcome news for some Afghan Americans.




McCain Fiddles While Arizona Burns

Al Día, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Jun 22, 2011

An editorial in Philadelphia's Al Día takes on Sen. John McCain for attempting to blame the Arizona wildfires on undocumented immigrants.




Redistricting Black Political Survival

Los Angeles Sentinel, News Report, Yussuf J. Simmonds, Posted: Jun 22, 2011

Redistricting is one of the fundamental "deciders" of who gets to represent the community (district) in the Congress (House of Representatives only); the state Senate, the state Assembly and the state Board of Equalization.




Misty Copeland: ‘I’m Proud to Represent Black Ballet Dancers’

New York Amsterdam News, News Feature, Charmaine Patrica Warren, Posted: Jun 22, 2011

Nearly one month ago at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Misty Copeland, the first African-American soloist in the American Ballet Theatre (ABT), shared an evening in conversation with Raven Wilkinson, the first African-American dancer hired as a permanent member of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo in 1954.




Could New ICE Memo Let DREAMers, Vets Avoid Deportation?

News Taco, News Report, Posted: Jun 22, 2011

ICE released a memo Friday noting that employees have “prosecutorial discretion” in deportation cases.




Alarming Facts on Academic Experience for Young Men of Color

The Washington Informer, News Report, Staff, Posted: Jun 22, 2011

Nearly half of young men of color -- ages 15 to 24 – who graduate from high school will end up unemployed, incarcerated or dead.




Women Protest Wal-Mart Decision

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

Women's groups protested the Supreme Court's ruling in the Wal-Mart case.




Audit Finds That Tucson’s Ethnic Studies Program Is Legal

Colorlines, News Report, Julianne Hing, Posted: Jun 22, 2011

Independent audit conducted for Tucson Unified School District finds that ethnic studies program is perfectly legal—even as the district's superintendent orders program shut down.




Sen. Menendez Re-introduces Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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

Senator Robert Menendez is re-introducing a comprehensive immigration reform bill.




The Ugly Politics Behind Alabama's Harsh New Anti-Immigrant Law

Equal Voice Newspaper, News Analysis, Kathy Mulady, Posted: Jun 22, 2011

The new GOP-sponsored law targets children; turns educators, business owners, landlords and citizens into immigration officers; and punishes anyone caught hiring, housing or even giving a car ride to an undocumented person.




Women With Guns--Mexican Cartels Recruit Female Assassins

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

In Mexico, young girls and women work as look-outs and even soldiers for criminal syndicates, reports Frontera NorteSur.




The “Black” Drug That Isn’t

New America Media, Commentary, Harriet A. Washington, Posted: Jun 22, 2011

Health disparities bedevil ethnic Americans. To make matters worse, drug firms lift sales of their products with racism, “ghostwriters” and other deceptions, and many doctors believe them.




Dear Indians: Please Stop Treating Your Help Like Family

FirstPost, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jun 22, 2011

When India signed on to the Domestic Workers’ Convention, it wasn’t thinking of the some millions of Indians employed as domestic help within its own borders.




NYC Dairy Workers Fear Grande Job Losses if Starbuck’s Ends Contract

El Dario, News Report, Posted: Jun 21, 2011

Workers at a New York City, threatened with major layoffs if Starbuck’s ends its contract with their company, carried their protest to City Hall.




Congress Forms Jewish-Latino Caucus to Work on Israel, Immigration

Al Día News , News Report, Posted: Jun 21, 2011

Will they call it the Oy-Olé Caucus? Jewish and Latino members of Congress have formed their first-ever joint caucus to work on Israel and immigration issues.




U.S. Mayors To Washington: Cut War Funding

La Opinion, News Report, Posted: Jun 21, 2011

Citing cities need for funds, the U.S. Conference of Mayors voted at their meeting this week to support funding cuts to the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.




Cubertura Medica es Crucial Para Abuelos Cuidadores Latinos

El Nuevo Sol/New America Media, News Report, Adolfo Flores, Posted: Jun 21, 2011

Investigadores comparan cubertura medica para abuelos cuidadores como mascaras de oxigeno; ¿Como van a cuidar a los niños si no se están cuidando ellos mismos?




The Hack Heard Around the World

New America Media, News Analysis, Damon Packwood, Posted: Jun 21, 2011

The recent hacker attack on the Sony PlayStation Network has spurred a hacker free-for-all.




Growing a Family Business—Taqueria La Estrella

Richmond Pulse, Video, Ann Bassette, Michael Jones and Karina Guadalupe, Posted: Jun 21, 2011

Taqueria La Estrella in Richmond, Calif., is celebrating its sixth anniversary by hiring new workers and expanding in a down economy.




Fans Say Anime Brings a Deeper Appreciation for Japan

Pacific Citizen, News Report, Posted: Jun 21, 2011

Cosplay, or costume play, is perhaps what most people outside of the anime community associate most with the fans of the Japanese anime and manga. At anime conventions like Fanime Con and Anime Los Angeles fans don their favorite costumes in homage to anime characters like Sailor Moon or Simon from Gurren Lagann.




Supreme Court Tells Working Women, You're on Your Own

New America Media, News Analysis, Irma D. Herrera, Posted: Jun 21, 2011

Despite a vast amount of evidence of wage discrimination against women, the court's conservative (all-male) majority decided to give Wal-Mart—a company well known for its union-busting policies—the benefit of the doubt.




Cain Plays the Race Card Every Chance He Gets

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

For a presidential candidate who claims race is meaningless when it comes to his candidacy, GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain sure takes great delight in rubbing race in the faces of his white conservative backers every chance he gets.




Wal-Mart v. Dukes Case—The Back Story

Rosenburg Foundation, Video, Staff, Posted: Jun 20, 2011

The story of the women who waged a battle against sex discrimination is an inspiring tale of perseverance in face of tremendous odds.




The Wavelength: Wikileaks Not Sexy Enough for U.S. Media

New America Media, Roundup, Eric K. Arnold, Posted: Jun 20, 2011

This issue of Wavelength, the Media Consortium’s blog on the media, contains stories on WikiLeaks, the FCC, Bill Moyers and more.




Brutal Racial Attacks Haven't Stopped in "Post-Racial" America

The Final Call, News Report, Jesse Muhammad, Posted: Jun 20, 2011

As candidates from both parties line up to unseat President Barack Obama in 2012, some in the Black community are being forced to face the reality that race relations in America have not improved.




Engineering The Gateway To Success

BlackVoiceNews.com, News Report, Chris Levister, Posted: Jun 20, 2011

The effort to open up engineering schools to more Blacks and women has grown into national organization that is now the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).




Black Republican Candidate Cain Resists Being Labeled “African American”

AFRO, News Report, AFRO Staff, Posted: Jun 20, 2011

One presidential candidate’s perspective on race has ignited commentary and discussion about racial identity and its importance in the 2012 race.




A Community Visit by Mexican President Calderon

La Oferta, News Report, Posted: Jun 20, 2011

President Calderon addressed four main topics; the socio-economic condition of Mexican nationals living in the U.S.; jobs and the economy inside Mexico; immigration; and the drug cartels and corruption.




High Court Sides With Wal-Mart in Huge Job-Bias Class Action

The Wave Newspapers, News Report, Posted: Jun 20, 2011

The ruling in a sex-discrimination case eventually could affect nearly every private employer, large and small.




Water, Coming to a Public School Near You

New America Media, News Report, Jonah Most, Posted: Jun 20, 2011

A 2009 survey sponsored by the California Department of Public Health that found that in 55 percent of California school districts surveyed, less than half of schools provided drinking water during meals, and, in 40 percent of districts, no schools provided free access to water.




Inside Mexico's "Murder Capital"

Fault Lines, Al Jazeera, Video, Josh Rushing and Andrew Schmidt, Posted: Jun 20, 2011

Once known as a model of economic progress in Mexico, the border city of Juarez has become infamous as the murder capital of the world.




South of Silicon Valley, Hunger Haunts California Town

New America Media, News Report, David Bacon, Posted: Jun 20, 2011

An hour south of Silicon Valley, where executives flock from across the country for high-tech jobs, there is another migration taking place.




Bill to Improve Access to Demographics Advances to Cal. Senate

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Jun 19, 2011

Bill to improve access to demographics advances to Senate




Redistricting: DOJ Shouldn't Have OK'ed Northern Va. Map

New America Media, Editorial, Posted: Jun 19, 2011

In an op-ed, ethnic media from the Washington, D.C., area express their disappointment at the DOJ's decision to approve a redistricting map that would limit the voting power of people of color.




The Politics of Iranian and American Diplomatic Ties

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

The relationship between Iran and America can be summarized as public backbiting and back-channel deal-making.




Kreayshawn and White Girl Mob Take Over the Net, Radio

New America Media, Video, Donny Lumpkins , Posted: Jun 18, 2011

East Oakland's own Kreayshawn and her White Girl Mob crew have combined multi-media and rap to break into the music world big time.




Praying for Dzil Ligai: Largest Fire in Arizona History Threatens White Mountain Apache Homelands

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Jun 17, 2011

The smoke from Arizona's largest wildland fire, the Wallow Fire, gently drifted over the mountains northeast of the White Mountain Apache tribal headquarters.




With Weiner’s Fall, Clarence Thomas Can Breathe a Sigh of Relief

New America Media, News Report, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Jun 17, 2011

With the resignation of New York Representative Anthony Weiner, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas could be off the hook.




Ground Zero in Guatemala's Homicidal Drug Nightmare

New America Media, Commentary, Frank Viviano, Posted: Jun 17, 2011

Decriminalization would drive the cartels out of business and end the devastation that makes normal life impossible in Central America.




Chauncey Bailey's Killer: I Want the Families to Know I Am Sorry

Chauncey Bailey Project, News Report, Thomas Peele, Posted: Jun 17, 2011

The man who gunned down journalist Chauncey Bailey and a second man in 2007 apologized to the victims' families.




NAM Radio: Weinergate & Gender, Iran Hiker's Mother, Journalist Deaths, Mambo King Hijuelos, Ahmed's Just Like Us

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Jun 17, 2011

New Show: Weinergate & gender politics, Iran hiker's mother speaks, journalist deaths across the globe, Oscar Hijuelos's new memoir, comedian Ahmed Ahmed.




Mexican Human Rights Activist Gets Political Asylum in U.S.

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Jun 17, 2011

Cipriana Jurado was granted political asylum in the U.S. based on her fear of persecution by the Mexican military.




14th Amendment-Bashing Harms Immigrant Communities

New America Media, News Report, Jonah Most, Posted: Jun 17, 2011

The debate over birthright citizenship has led to a climate of fear among immigrant communities and – in particular – women and children.




Vietnamese Activist's Prison Sentence Is Condemned

Calitoday, News Report, Posted: Jun 16, 2011

Vi Duc Hoi joins at least 30 other peaceful dissidents currently serving long prison terms; others are awaiting trial. Amnesty International said it considers all of them prisoners of conscience.




My Addiction to Social Networking

New America Media, First Person, Story by: Donny Lumpkins // Audio by: Malcolm Marshall, Posted: Jun 16, 2011

I tried shutting down my Facebook, but it wasn't long before Facebook won again.




A Social Media Riot Made for TV

The Tyee, First Person, Mark Leiren-Young, Posted: Jun 16, 2011

This wasn't '94. Last night's riot in Vancouver was weirder, more violent, driven by a lust for digital attention.




Mandatory E-Verify Will Cripple America’s Economy

New America Media, Commentary, Connie Choi, Posted: Jun 16, 2011

This week, Congress will hold a hearing on a bill known that would mandate the use of the E-Verify system for all employers.




News Briefing - Challenging the New Redistricting Lines in New Orleans, LA. - Tuesday, June 21st

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Jun 16, 2011

Learn how redistricting could increase or diminish minority voting power in New Orleans, and what local civic activists are doing to ensure redistricting lines don't threaten to divide black, Hispanic, and Asian populations into multiple districts, diluting the minority vote. Could what's happening in New Orleans be a blueprint for fast-growing minority communities in other suburbs and cities across the country?




Michigan Ethnic and Minority Media Organizations Forge Landmark Partnership

The Arab American News, News Report, Staff, Posted: Jun 16, 2011

Two southeast Michigan media organizations recently forged a new partnership spotlighting contributions of the region's ethnic, minority and immigrant entrepreneurs.




Free 'Vincent Who?' Screenings in Honor of Anniversary of Chin's Death

Hyphen Magazine, News Report, Posted: Jun 16, 2011

June 19 will be the 29th anniversary of the death of Vincent Chin, a young Chinese American man who fell victim to a hate crime at the hands of two white men in Detroit, MI. Chin's death galvanized Asian American activists across the country in the 1980s and the legacy of the struggle to bring Chin's murderers to justice still resonates in social justice movements today.




U.S. Government Silent on Tainted Products from Taiwan

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Vivian Po, Summer Chiang, Posted: Jun 16, 2011

Food sellers in the United States are choosing to remove certain Asian products from their shelves, for fear that they may be contaminated.




Slain LA Rapper's Family Questions His Friends' Actions

Los Angeles Sentinel, News Report, Jasmyne A. Cannick, Posted: Jun 16, 2011

The family of Montae’ Talbert, better known as M-Bone, one-fourth of the rap group Cali Swag District, is speaking out and seeking answers as to why the popular 22-year-old was shot and killed on May 15.




California Prison Overhaul: Justice Best Administered Local

New America Media, Op-ed, David Muhammad, Posted: Jun 16, 2011

California is on the brink of a massive overhaul of the criminal justice system. The changes could become a great model or a major disaster.




"Virginity Tests" Will Spark Egypt's Next Revolution

AFRO, News Analysis, Mona Eltahawy, Posted: Jun 15, 2011

There's a thin line between sex and politics, and it is nonsense to keep repeating the mantra that Egypt's revolution "wasn't about gender."




Study Shows Black Children Consuming More Media; Mobile Tech Contributes

Black Voice News, News Report, Corey Washington, Posted: Jun 15, 2011

As if black parents didn’t have enough to worry about, a new study finds that in some areas, black children are consuming more media than any other racial group.




Cleveland Cops Caught On Tape Brutally Beating Suspect

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jun 15, 2011

The Plain Dealer recovered the jail video while examining police reports in use-of-force cases. Their investigation found that six Cleveland officers repeatedly used excessive force among suspects.




CNN's Education Guru Faces Backyard Backlash

Hartford Guardian, Commentary, Ann-Marie Adams, Posted: Jun 15, 2011

Steve Perry is facing growing fire in his adopted hometown for his pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps message.




Chinese Culture and the Politics of "Kung Fu Panda"

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Jun 15, 2011

In the age of globalization, there’s a caveat that often rings true: You know your culture is a big hit when somebody else is trying to sell it back to you.




Reflections on Education: What I Learned From My Favorite Teacher

New America Media, First Person, Aaron Mott, Posted: Jun 15, 2011

One former San Francisco high school student recalls his favorite teacher, and reflects on the qualities that made him so effective.




NAACP Got It Right in Charter School Debate

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Jun 14, 2011

No matter how well charters perform, the bitter reality is that public schools will always be the school of first and only choice for the vast majority of black and Latino students.




Oakland Protests Mehserle Release

New America Media, Photo Essay, Pendarvis Harshaw, Posted: Jun 14, 2011

Oakland residents and activists took to the streets to protest Johannes Mehserle's release and commemorate the death of Oscar Grant.




Community Hero Keeps the Peace in Richmond

Richmond Pulse, Video, Nancy Ybarra and Malcolm Marshall., Posted: Jun 14, 2011

Bay Area Peacekeepers seek to help save lives by bringing hope and change to those that society has discarded and that have been negatively impacted by gangs and neighborhood violence.




Latinos Divided on Obama and Immigration

La Opinión, News Report, Pilar Marrero, Posted: Jun 14, 2011

Although Latino support for President Obama has increased, 42 percent think his administration should have given higher priority to immigration reform.




18 Killed in Wave of Homophobic Violence in Puerto Rico

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jun 14, 2011

The political climate has grown considerably more hostile for LGBT individuals in recent years. In 2010, Republican Gov. Luis Fortuño aggressively worked to strengthen the island’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.




2011 Dictionary of Slang: Bay Area Edition

New America Media, News Report, Nikita George, Dominique Dismuke, Elisa Gonzalez, Posted: Jun 14, 2011

Do you think you know all the local slang? Think again. Here's a list of words commonly used in the San Francisco Bay Area.




For Intrepid Journalists, the Most Dangerous Stories Hit Close to Home

New America Media, Commentary, Sandip Roy , Posted: Jun 14, 2011

The murders of journalists Jyotirmoy Kumar Dey, Saleem Shahzad and Chauncey Bailey highlight the dangers of reporting stories on home turf.




Vermont Breaks Ground in Health Coverage for Migrant Workers

Colorlines, News Report, Yvonne Yen Liu, Posted: Jun 13, 2011

Vermont's pioneering single-payer health care law, signed two weeks ago, includes coverage for undocumented farm workers.




How Cops Turn "Stop and Frisk" Into "Stop and Arrest"

The Root, News Report, Katti Gray, Posted: Jun 13, 2011

Justice-reform advocates want young black and brown men to avoid being tricked by police into emptying their pockets—often leading to arrest for marijuana possession.




The True Cost of Oil: Revisiting the Conflict in the Niger Delta

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Jun 13, 2011

As uprisings in the Middle East send the price of petroleum soaring, a symposium addressed the much higher price paid by the Ogoni people in Nigeria's long relationship with Shell Oil.




World Bank: Hillary Rumors and History of Disastrous Policies

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Jun 12, 2011

No matter who runs the World Bank it won’t change the troubling fact that its policies have done more harm than good for poor nations and their people.




Growing Redistricting Battle: Where Should Inmates Be Counted?

America's Wire/New America Media, News Report, Kenneth J. Cooper, Posted: Jun 12, 2011

Activists are trying to persuade state legislatures to change how they count prisoners in the census and redistricting—from where they are incarcerated, as is the standard practice, to where they last lived.




"No One Can Do This Alone": How an Immigrant Family Beat Deportation

New America Media/Silicon Valley De-Bug, Video, Marlo Custodio, Posted: Jun 12, 2011

Jeysson Minota, a permanent legal resident, spent four years in and out of detention over a vandalism charge.




NAM Profile: David Thomas and the College Bound Brotherhood

New America Media, Video, Ann Bassette, Posted: Jun 12, 2011

David Thomas will be pursuing his higher education in the Fall, with help from the College Bound Brotherhood.




Bay Area School Gets Korean Language Class, With Help From Korean Government

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Jun 11, 2011

A Bay Area high school is launching a Korean-language program this fall, with a little help from the South Korean government.




New CA Redistricting Maps "Worst-Case Scenario" for Latinos?

New America Media, News Report, Nina Martin, Posted: Jun 11, 2011

Proposed maps fail to reflect Latino population growth in the state and could violate the U.S. Voting Rights Act, civil rights activists say.




CA Budget: Cutting Student Data Systems Would Harm Parents, Educators

New America Media, Op-ed, Arun Ramanathan, Posted: Jun 11, 2011

Governor Jerry Brown's proposed budget fails to recognize the importance of tracking student data.




Maternal Mortality Rates Increase for African-American Women

New America Media, News Report, Marjorie Valbrun, Posted: Jun 11, 2011

Nationally, black women are four-times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications than whites.




Til Death Do Us Part: Foreign Vietnamese Brides Killed in South Korea

Talk.Onevietnam.org, News Report, Posted: Jun 11, 2011

News reports of abuse, murders, and suicides of Vietnamese brides in South Korea have risen in recent years.




Teleconference Call - Tracking the Crackdown, June 15, 2011 -- 11 am Pacific/ 2 pm Eastern

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Jun 10, 2011

Join New America Media and The Opportunity Agenda for a telephonic news briefing on efforts to amend the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution to deny birthright citizenship to any child born in the United States to parents who are undocumented immigrants. This proposed change specifically targets immigrant women. The 14th Amendment, adopted in the wake of the Civil War, reversed the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Dred Scott case which declared that people of African descent were not and could never become citizens of the United States.




Teleconference Call - Tracking the Crackdown, une 15, 2011 -- 11 am Pacific/ 2 pm Eastern

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Jun 10, 2011

Join New America Media and The Opportunity Agenda for a telephonic news briefing on efforts to amend the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution to deny birthright citizenship to any child born in the United States to parents who are undocumented immigrants. This proposed change specifically targets immigrant women. The 14th Amendment, adopted in the wake of the Civil War, reversed the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Dred Scott case which declared that people of African descent were not and could never become citizens of the United States.




Vietnam Announces Live-Fire Naval Exercises Following Maritime Disputes with China

Talk.Onevietnam.org, News Report, Posted: Jun 10, 2011

Competing claims with China over ownership of the Spratly and Paracel Islands (Truong Sa and Hoang Sa) have been both a domestic and foreign relations issue for Vietnam. Heated sentiments over a perceived timidness to Vietnam’s northern neighbor inspired pockets of protests in Ha Noi earlier this week, and diplomatic spars with China have followed.




Family Maintains Hope Missing Student Alive

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Jun 10, 2011

While police on Monday said conclusive evidence in the case of missing Northern California nursing student Michelle Le points to homicide, her family said they believe she is still alive and urged everyone to remain hopeful.




NAM Radio: Al Jazeera's Arab Spring Coverage, Redistricting Guide, Vietnamese American Lit, World Diets

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Jun 10, 2011

New Show: Al Jazeera's Arab Spring coverage, a guide to redistricting and prison gerrymandering, Vietnamese American literature, and world diets.




Study: Stark Differences in Media Use Between Ethnic, White Youth

Hispanically Speaking News, News Report, Posted: Jun 10, 2011

Minority youth consume an average of 13 hours of media content a day—about 4-1/2 hours more than their white counterparts, according to a new Northwestern University report.




Poll: For Latinos, Immigration Is Personal

La Opinión, News Report, Pilar Marrero, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Jun 10, 2011

A majority of Latino registered voters said they personally know someone who is undocumented, according to a new poll.




Podcast: The Story Behind NY's Suspension of Secure Communities

Feet in 2 Worlds, Audio, John Rudolph, Posted: Jun 10, 2011

Journalists discuss the politics behind New York’s move, and the implications for the Obama administration’s immigration policies.




Barriers to Digital Diversity -- The Threat to Low-Power TV

New America Media, News Analysis, Eric K. Arnold, Posted: Jun 10, 2011

Low-power TV gives communities their own channels in any language. But federal barriers are blocking the spread of this hyperlocal medium.




Rihanna’s ‘Man Down’ Director Defends Video

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jun 09, 2011

In other words, she’s a cool girl in a poor-but-cool world—until someone rapes that sense of security out of her. Then she literally has to leave town. Her home.




Bey IV, Mackey Guilty of Murdering Chauncey Bailey

Chauncey Bailey Project, News Report, Tom Peele, Posted: Jun 09, 2011

Yusuf Bey IV, 25, faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole.




Niñeras y Empleadas Domesticas al Borde de Conseguir Derechos Básicos

New America Media, News Report, Report: Viji Sundaram / Translation: Liz Gonzalez, Posted: Jun 09, 2011

Trabajadoras domésticas declararan sobre el sufrimiento que tuvieron que soportar durante años a manos de sus empleadores como niñeras.




Failure not Acceptable

ChicoSol, News Report, Leslie Layton, Posted: Jun 09, 2011

Bernie Vigallon, retired early June as director of alternative education for the Chico Unified School District, built a program serving 500 kids, who suffered from alienation or abuse, learning issues, and delinquency or drugs.




All Despots Must Die: This Summer's Surefire Blockbuster

New America Media, Commentary, Behrouz Saba, Posted: Jun 09, 2011

It's been years since a single Hollywood blockbuster has “owned” the summer box office. But fear not, ALL DESPOTS MUST DIE will revive the tradition.




Next Steps for Ethnic Media -- Fighting for Low-Power TV

New America Media, News Analysis, Eric K. Arnold, Posted: Jun 09, 2011

The local medium of low-power TV enables ethnic communities to have their own channels in any language. But LPTV has had to fight for its digital life.




Garden Grove News Briefing - Southern California's Energy Outlook, Thur. June 9th

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Jun 09, 2011

A briefing on what Southern California Edison is doing to enhance the reliability and security of the region's power delivery grid for our customers. How this will impact customer rates and what customers can do to reduce the impact on their bills




Community Addresses Forgotten Violence in Bahrain

The Arab American News, News Report, Nick Meyer, Posted: Jun 08, 2011

Community leaders and activists in Dearborn, Michigan recently met to address ongoing violence in Bahrain and the minimal attention its receiving.




Arab American Becomes New Owner of Detroit Pistons

The Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Jun 08, 2011

Arab-American businessman Tom Gores recently acquired the Detroit Pistons.




Ex-Black Panther Pratt Lauded as "Our Mandela"

Los Angeles Wave, News Report, Olu Alemoru, Posted: Jun 08, 2011

The one-time Black Panther leader, falsely imprisoned for murder for 27 years, died last week in a small village in Tanzania at the age of 63.




Supreme Court Makes Two Key Immigration Decisions

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Jun 08, 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court handed down two decisions on immigration Monday.




LA City Council Votes to Support TRUST Act

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Jun 08, 2011

The Los Angeles City Council voted 11-1 to support a bill proposed by California Assemblymember Tom Ammiano that would allow California counties to opt out of the Secure Communities program.




Alabama Pushes for One of the Nation’s Harshest Anti-Immigrant Laws

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jun 08, 2011

The bill will in effect criminalize every aspect of life for undocumented immigrants.




Virginia's War of Maps: Immigrant Surge Challenges All-White Leadership

New America Media, News Report, Marcelo Ballvé, Posted: Jun 08, 2011

A suburban D.C. county known for its tough stance on immigration is being criticized for undercutting the voting power of its minority residents.




Calif. Church at Forefront of Housing-Rights Battle Faces Foreclosure

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Jun 08, 2011

Located in one of the epicenters of the California foreclosure crisis, Antioch Church Family could face the same fate as many members of its congregation.




"President" Romney's White (Male) House

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

Bush managed to blunt criticism that a GOP White House is an exclusive white, rich, male club but a Romney White House could roll back the Bush clock.




Cheated Farmworkers Win Court Victory

Mario Wire, News Report, Posted: Jun 07, 2011

One of the Southeast’s largest employers of foreign guestworkers will be held accountable for routinely cheating workers out of their wages.




DREAM Ruling: High Court OKs In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students

Hispanically Speaking News, News Report, Posted: Jun 07, 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a California law that allows undocumented immigrant students to attend state universities and pay in-state tuition rates.




Fierce Battle Brewing Over Florida's New Voter-Registration Law

Black America Web, News Report, F. Finley McRae, Posted: Jun 07, 2011

Black and Latino activists say the law, passed by GOP lawmakers, would hinder people of color who attempt to register and vote.




Census: Big Jump in Minority-Owned Businesses

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Jun 07, 2011

The number of minority-owned businesses in the U.S. jumped 45.5 percent from 2002 to 2007, more than double the 17.9 percent increase for U.S. businesses as a whole, according to Census data released Tuesday.




San Bernardino News Briefing - Southern California's Energy Outlook, Wed. June 8th

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

A briefing on what Southern California Edison is doing to enhance the reliability and security of the region's power delivery grid for our customers. How this will impact customer rates and what customers can do to reduce the impact on their bills




Redistricting in DC Roils Wards 6, 7 and 8

Washington Informer, News Report, Barrington M. Salmon-Wi, Posted: Jun 07, 2011

The District’s plan to move a section of Ward 6 into Ward 7 has left many DC residents confused and upset.




First Anti-Gang Violence Education Clinic in Harlem

New York Amsterdam News, News Report, Daa'iya L. Sanusi , Posted: Jun 07, 2011

The Anti-Gang Violence Education Clinic was organized by Assemblyman Keith L.T. Wright and his staff in Harlem, NY.




Cause of Death: Consumption of Basa Fish

Talk.Onevietnam.org, News Report, Posted: Jun 07, 2011

Is it possible that the after-school fish stick snacks you have been feeding your child could possibly be contaminated with deadly metals such as mercury?! Unfortunately, the answer is YES.




Will Huma Abedin Remain Weiner's Good South Asian Wife?

New America Media, Commentary, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Jun 07, 2011

Will Congressman Anthony Weiner's Pakistani-Indian wife stand by her man in the wake of a sex scandal he has admitted to?




Fil-Am Miami Heat Coach Spoelstra Focused on Winning NBA Championship

Balitang America-The Filipino Channel, Video, TJ Manotoc, ABS-CBN North America Bureau , Posted: Jun 07, 2011

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, the first Asian, first Filipino-American coach to make the NBA Finals took time at the beginning of the series to share his goal to win the championship .




D.C. Mayor Still Mired in Misconduct Allegations

Black America Web, News Report, Sean Yoes, Posted: Jun 07, 2011

Sulaimon Brown accused beleaguered D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray of paying him to continue his fledgling campaign during last year’s primary.




Nannies and Housekeepers on Brink of Getting Basic Rights

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

California is on the verge of granting basic protections to domestic workers, a largely immigrant and female work force.




La lucha de Virginia demuestra que la redistribución de distritos ya no es un tema negro - blanco

New America Media, News Report, Marcelo Ballvé, Traducido por Liz Gonzalez, Posted: Jun 07, 2011

En la lucha por los mapas de redistribución de distritos del condado Prince William, grupos étnicos - que ahora constituyen la mayoría de la población - están luchando contra la junta del condado.




Peru Election 2011: Peru’s Poor Make Their Voices Heard

New America Media, News Analysis, Andrés T. Tapia, Posted: Jun 07, 2011

In Peru, the poor have spoken, and leftist Ollanta Humala is their man for president.




Wise Investments: Financial Realities Face Black Boomers

Louisiana Weekly/New America Media , News Feature, Nayita Wilson, Posted: Jun 07, 2011

As African American boomers head for retirement, few are financially prepared. But many can take action to keep their Golden Years untarnished by poverty.




Manila Shops for U.S. Arms, as Tensions with China Rise

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Jun 06, 2011

Amid renewed tensions with China over claims to the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, the Philippines is shopping for excess defense equipment from the United States.




Ethnic Media Convene to Discuss Northern Virginia Redistricting Plan

New America Media, Photo Essay, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Jun 06, 2011

Ethnic media gathered in D.C. to discuss a Virginia redistricting plan that would weaken the political power of ethnic communities, despite their growing numbers.




ACLU Will Sue to Block Alabama Immigration Bill

EFE/Al Día, News Report, Posted: Jun 06, 2011

The ACLU issued a press release Saturday announcing that it plans to sue the state of Alabama over its new immigration bill modeled after Arizona’s SB 1070.




La Opinión Asks Jerry Brown to Withdraw from Secure Communities

La Opinión, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Jun 06, 2011

Editors of La Opinión are calling on California to follow the lead of Illinois, New York and Massachusetts.




Korean American Tapped As Next U.S. Ambassador to South Korea

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

Kim graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and Loyola Law School and also holds a master’s degree from the London School of Economics, according to his State Department bio.




A Mexican Poet’s March for Peace

New America Media, News Report, José Luis Sierra, Posted: Jun 06, 2011

After his son was killed, Mexican poet Javier Sicilia decided to lead marches across Mexico to call for an end to the drug war.




Massachusetts Rejects 'Secure Communities' Program

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

Massachusetts became the third state to opt out of participation in the federal "Secure Communities" program.




CA Lawmakers Ban Most Employer Credit Checks

Black Voice News, News Report, Chris Levister, Posted: Jun 06, 2011

California lawmakers have voted to block employers from using consumer credit reports when hiring workers for most jobs.




Wavelength: Your So-Called Private Life

New America Media, News Report, Eric K. Arnold, Posted: Jun 06, 2011

The latest Wavelength blog from The Media Consortium looks at the future of digital privacy, a Seattle youth media program that dared to oppose Comcast--and more.




Reps. Honda and Chu Pass Integration and Citizenship Amendment

AsianWeek, News Report, Posted: Jun 06, 2011

U.S. Reps. Mike Honda (CA-15), Immigration Taskforce Chair for the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) and Judy Chu (CA-32), CAPAC Chair introduced and passed an integration and citizenship amendment to the FY2012 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill.




Foreclosure Sale Pits Old Tenants vs. New Landlord

San Francisco Bayview, Video, Text: Lynda Carson//Video: Annie Atkins, Astrid Edwards Rockmother Films, Posted: Jun 06, 2011

A silent battle is waging between low-income tenants in a East Oakland apartment complex and the new owner of their building.




News Briefing - Challenging the New Redistricting Lines in Prince William County, VA. - Tuesday, June 7th

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

Learn what one group of civic activists is doing to challenge a county's redistricting lines that divide HIspanic, Asian and black populations into multiple districts, diluting the minority vote. What's happening in Prince William County, Va., could be a blueprint for fast-growing minority communities in other suburbs around the country.




Letter From Mexico: Amid the Drug Wars, a Stunning Economic Boom

New America Media, News Report, Louis E.V. Nevaer, Posted: Jun 06, 2011

At a time when the United States is confronting the possibility of a “double dip” recession, Mexico’s economy is expanding at the fastest pace in a decade.




Dispatch From Death Row: Troy Davis and a Nephew's Love

Colorlines, News Feature, Jen Marlowe, Posted: Jun 06, 2011

The case of Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis has become an emblem for much of what is problematic about a capital punishment system that is riddled with racism, economic disparity and error.




Holder Does the Right Thing on Crack Cocaine

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Jun 06, 2011

Attorney General Eric Holder has taken an important first—but not final—step toward ending injustice in cocaine-sentencing laws.




DOJ, Arpaio Settle Dispute Over Records Access

Hispanically Speaking News, News Report, Posted: Jun 05, 2011

The DOJ and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office have settled a longstanding dispute over an investigation of alleged civil rights violations under Sheriff Joe Arpaio.




How an Immigrant Became a White House Physician

International Examiner, News Report, Posted: Jun 05, 2011

As the first female to head the White House Medical Unit, Mariano worked with three presidents, both George Bushes and Bill Clinton.




How Churches Can Work With EPA to Reduce Their Energy Footprint

Marta Cook, News Report, Posted: Jun 05, 2011

The EPA’s Energy Star program provides technical information and support to congregations interested in lowering their utility bills and being more environmentally responsible.




Keiko Fujimori Loses Peru's Election, Remains Force to Be Reckoned With

New America Media, News Report, Andrés T. Tapia, Posted: Jun 05, 2011

Keiko Fujimori came close to becoming Peru’s first woman president, defying expectations as the multi-dimensionally diverse candidate.




Health Coverage Crucial to Latino Grandparent Caregivers

New America Media/El Nuevo Sol, News Feature, Adolfo Flores, Posted: Jun 05, 2011

A growing number of Latino grandparents are lovingly raising their children’s children in their Golden Year--often at the cost of their own health.




New Evidence Could Win Medal of Honor for Black WWI Hero

Black America Web, News Feature, F. Finley McRae, Posted: Jun 05, 2011

Almost a century ago, the incomparable heroism of Henry Lincoln Johnson and the famous "Harlem Hellcats" instilled pride and hope in black Americans seeking political and economic justice.




Many Workers Can’t Afford Vacation

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Jun 04, 2011

As the economy heals, more than one-third of workers reported that they feel more comfortable taking a vacation than they did in 2010.




Activist: U.S. Guns, Government Failures Threaten Mexico's Future

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

While Mexico and the U.S. have squandered billions fighting the war on drugs, the real culprits are American guns and Mexico’s failure to ensure the safety and education of its citizens, activist Javier Sicilia says.




Beyond the Melting Pot: Immigrant American Cinema

New America Media, News Report, Behrouz Saba, Posted: Jun 04, 2011

In America's melting pot, sometimes the more “American” an institution is considered, the more it owes itself to decidedly un-melted immigrant sensibilities.




Peru Election 2011: Democracy’s Faustian Choices

New America Media, News Analysis, Andrés T. Tapia, Posted: Jun 03, 2011

Sunday’s election in Peru will bring a Faustian bargain no matter who wins. The choices: economic prosperity without justice, versus social justice—with possible revolution.




Pentagon Using Drug Wars as Excuse to Build Bases in Latin America

New America Media, News Analysis, John Lindsay-Poland , Posted: Jun 03, 2011

Under the auspices of the drug war, the United States is returning to its historical pattern of using Central America and the Caribbean for its own military and strategic purposes.




Prince George's County High School Makes NFL History

Black America Web, News Feature, Kevin Wilson, Posted: Jun 03, 2011

Three Gwynn Park High School alumni are the first three players from the same high school slated to enter the NFL in the same year.




Good-bye, Gil—Reflections on a Lost Genius

New America Media, First Person, Michael Franti, Posted: Jun 03, 2011

It was no secret to anyone who came across him in song or life that Gil Scott-Heron was two things: a genius and a junkie.




Prison Ruling Ignores Elephant in the Room: Three Strikes

BlackVoiceNews.com, News Report, Chris Levister, Posted: Jun 03, 2011

A leading prison expert called last week’s Supreme Court ruling on prison overcrowding "a transformative moment."




ACLU Sues Over GA Anti-Immigrant Law

Hispanically Speaking News, News Report, Posted: Jun 03, 2011

A coalition of civil rights groups filed a class action lawsuit challenging Georgia’s discriminatory anti-immigrant law passed last month and inspired by Arizona’s notorious SB 1070.




Pacquiao and De La Hoya Settle Lawsuit

Philippines News, News Report, Posted: Jun 03, 2011

Manny Pacquiao has settled his defamation lawsuit against Oscar De La Hoya, but his lawsuit against Floyd Mayweather Jr. remains active.




Controversial 'Emborícuate' Ad Canceled

El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, Posted: Jun 03, 2011

The controversial "Emborícuate" ad campaign was suspended Thursday in a joint decision by the National Puerto Rican Day Parade and Coors Light.




No Evidence of an Iranian Bomb, Yet the Attacks on Iran Continue

New America Media, News Analysis, William O. Beeman, Posted: Jun 03, 2011

Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter Seymour Hersh has once again created controversy with a New Yorker article debunking the evidence that Iran is building a nuclear weapon.




Colombian Singer by Day, Paid Assassin by Night

Hispanically Speaking News, News Report, Posted: Jun 03, 2011

With a successful career as a singer, and several YouTube hits, Colombian Carlos Valencia led a second life as a paid killer.




Medical Tourism to South Korea on the Rise

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Jun 03, 2011

Some 21,338 people visited South Korea for medical tourism in 2010, up 52 percent from the year before. Most—but not all—of those visitors were Korean-Americans.




San Francisco's Own: Comedian Arj Barker

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Jun 03, 2011

He made his name on the hit HBO comedy Flight of the Conchords, and now Arj Barker is back in his hometown of San Francisco for a few nights of stand up comedy.




CA Spends $1 Billion a Year to Jail Undocumented Immigrants

Hispanically Speaking News, News Report, Posted: Jun 03, 2011

According to December data from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, just under 17,000 inmates in the state are on hold, awaiting action by ICE




Calif. 5th-Grader Wins Writing Contest on Immigration

Hispanically Speaking News, News Report, Posted: Jun 03, 2011

Maya Young Wong of Altadena, California, won the American Immigration Council's 14th Annual “Celebrate America” Creative Writing Contest for her poem entitled “My Grandfather Ben.”




Across CA, Jails Not Ready to Relieve Prison Overcrowding

New America Media, News Report, Justine Sharrock, Posted: Jun 02, 2011

In the week since the U.S. Supreme Court ordered California to make drastic cuts in its prison population, one thing has become clear: Local jails are in no position to take tens of thousands of new inmates.




True Confessions: How I Became a Poverty Pimp

Oakland Local, Commentary, Max Cadji, Posted: Jun 02, 2011

Here's how one urban dictionary defines the term: “Any social worker, do-gooder, social service agency or faith-based organization who comes into a hood not their own and plays at being the savior to folks that don't need savin’.”




El Diario: NY Is More Secure for Immigrants

El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, Posted: Jun 02, 2011

An editorial in New York's Spanish-language newspaper El Diario/La Prensa lauds Gov. Andrew Cuomo's decision to suspend the state's participation in the Secure Communities program.




NAM Radio: Blacks & Obama, Attractive Black Women, Tahoe, Kung Fu Panda, Arj Barker

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Jun 02, 2011

New Show: Obama & the black community, controversial study about the attractiveness of black women, Tahoe's history, Kung Fu Panda's critics, comedian Arj Barker.




Cervical Cancer—A Preventable Tragedy for Latinas

New America Media, News Report, Liz Gonzalez, Posted: Jun 02, 2011

Pap smears can prevent most cervical cancer, but Latinas often avoid getting screened—and put themselves and their families at risk.




South Korea to Fund Language Class in Bay Area Public School

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Jun 02, 2011

A Northern California high school may soon offer new language classes besides Spanish and Chinese: Korean—thanks to the South Korean government.




MISSING: Michelle Le, 26, San Diego Nursing Student Last Seen in Hayward

Talk.Onevietnam.org, News Report, Posted: Jun 01, 2011

Nursing student Michelle Le has been missing since May 27. She was last seen wearing white nurse scrubs near Kaiser Hospital in Hayward.




CA Assembly OKs State DREAM Act

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Jun 01, 2011

The state Assembly voted 46 to 25 in favor of the California Dream Act, which would allow undocumented students to qualify for financial aid and scholarships at public universities.




New York Drops Fed Immigration Program

El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, Posted: Jun 01, 2011

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday that New York state will suspend its participation in Secure Communities.




MALDEF Redistricting Lawsuits on the Horizon

South Chicagoan, Commentary, Gregory Tejeda, Posted: Jun 01, 2011

The Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund may file a mass of lawsuits this year against several states that it thinks did an inadequate job of acknowledging Latino population growth in their 2011 redistricting plans.




Why Herman Cain Suits Conservatives to a Tea

Black America Web, Commentary, Tonyaa Weathersbee, Posted: Jun 01, 2011

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain resembles a younger, shaven version of Uncle Remus—which helps explain his popularity with the Tea Party.




California Childcare Cuts Extend Family Homelessness

New America Media, News Report, Vivian Po, Posted: Jun 01, 2011

Budget cuts to childcare programs by California Gov. Jerry Brown and legislators would harm homeless children and keep their families on the street.