Strange Relic From a Day in Iraq

Another Source, Commentary, Jose Osnaya, Posted: Jul 31, 2011

A Marine's faith, shaken on the battlefield, is reaffirmed seven years after a comrade is grievously wounded.




Faces of Foreclosure: Family Won't Give Up

World Journal, News Report, Shawn Liu, Posted: Jul 31, 2011

With over 1.2 million foreclosed homes in the last three years, California leads the nation in total foreclosures. Yet we know little about the fate of those who lost their homes. Donna Vieira is one of them.




Motorbiking From San Francisco to Pakistan: One Man's Journey

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Jul 31, 2011

A young Pakistani-American embarks on a goodwill journey -- motorbiking all the way from San Francisco, California to Lahore, Pakistan.




The Debt Ceiling: Washington’s Summer Thriller Terrifies the Poor and Elders

New America Media, Commentary, Behrouz Saba, Posted: Jul 30, 2011

As the phony debt-ceiling war lurches to Monday’s deadline, Washington’s real game is distracting the public from genuine threats to liberty.




CA Ethnic Parents Not Ready for New Kindergarten Readiness Act

New America Media, News Report, Samantha P. Yang, Posted: Jul 30, 2011

California’s new kindergarten rules may better prepare children, such as those in Fresno’s Hmong community. But few ethnic parents know of the changes.




Faces of Foreclosure: Senior Loses Her Independence

New America Media, News Feature, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Jul 30, 2011

With over 1.2 million foreclosed homes in the last three years, California leads the nation in total foreclosures. Yet we know little about the fate of those who lost their homes. Ethel Gist is one of them.




Muslim Family Mourns in Norway

Al Jazeera English, News Report, Posted: Jul 29, 2011

Khaled Hajj Hamed injured his leg running from the mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik. His brother Isma was not so lucky.




Spanish-Language Radio Swells Amid Media Slump

Deseret News, News Report, Posted: Jul 29, 2011

Spanish-language radio stations have grown by more than one-third since 2002.




DNC Releases First Spanish-Language Ad for 2012

Al Día, News Report, Posted: Jul 29, 2011

The Democratic National Committee's first TV spot for the 2012 election is a 30-second Spanish-language ad.




White Supremacist Attack: A Norwegian Muslim Responds

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

A prominent Norwegian Muslim of Pakistani origin discusses the aftermath of the recent white supremacist terrorist attack in Norway.




A Year On, States Draw Back from SB 1070 Legislation

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernandez, Posted: Jul 29, 2011

A year after SB 1070 took effect, states are turning away from similar bills, fearing the economic fallout from anti-immigrant legislation.




California’s Impoverished Elders Out of Health Care Options

La Opinión, News Report, Araceli Martínez Ortega, Translated by Caitlin Fuller, Posted: Jul 29, 2011

Gov. Brown vetoed a bill to save California’s health centers from his budget axe. Advocates for seniors say promises to meet their needs are yet to materialize.




Latino Grandparent Caregivers Relieve the Foster Care System

El Nuevo Sol / New America Media, News Feature, Adolfo Flores, Posted: Jul 29, 2011

The Cardenases took in seven of their grandchildren, just as millions of seniors are parenting their grandkids – and relieving the foster care system in the process.




"He Didn’t Deserve This" Q&A with the Mother of Kenneth Harding

San Francisco Bayview, Interview, Natasha Reid, Posted: Jul 28, 2011

Kenneth Harding was killed after an altercation with San Francisco police officers, his mother Denika Chatman talked with The San Francisco BayView.




Some Chinese Americans Won’t Miss Wu

World Journal, News Report, staff, Posted: Jul 28, 2011

Chinese Americans in Portland and the Bay Area have mixed reactions on the resignation of Oregon congressman David Wu.




When a Food Desert is a Food Island

New America Media, News Report, Jonah Most, Posted: Jul 28, 2011

A new state program launched last week could help bring fresh fruits and vegetable to residents of Treasure Island, one of several so-called "food deserts" across California.




Navajos grapple with feral horse problem

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Jul 28, 2011

No one is breaking or riding the horses, according to Halwood. They're not being fed, except for what they can scrounge in the canyon, much less vaccinated or shod.




Michigan Governor Says It's Time to Embrace Immigrants

The Arab American News, News Report, Natasha Dado, Posted: Jul 28, 2011

Michigan's Gov. Rick Snyder said in addition to cultural diversity, immigrants bring jobs to America. "Make no mistake about it, they are job creators, and we should be embracing that," he added.




Somali Media Rally Behind Famine Relief

New America Media, News Report, Zaineb Mohammed, Posted: Jul 28, 2011

The famine now ravaging Somalia has stirred vivid memories for members of the Somali community in the United States, with Somali media here looking to provide aid in a dire time of need.




Paris Opera Takes on Mexican Immigration Experience

EFE, News Report, Posted: Jul 28, 2011

The Théȃtre Chȃtelet in Paris will premiere a mariachi opera production about Mexican immigration in the United States.




U.S. Future After Debt Default Could Reflect Japan’s Bleakness

New America Media, News Analysis, Yoichi Shimatsu, Posted: Jul 28, 2011

If the U.S. fails to lift its debt ceiling by Aug. 2, and defaults on its debts, the financial world won’t lose much, but the public will – just as happened in Japan.




Mexico Makes It Easier to Vote Abroad

La Opinión, News Report, http://www.impre.com/laopinion/noticias/latinoamerica/2011/7/27/via-agil-al-sufragio-265265-1.html#commentsBlock, Posted: Jul 27, 2011

Beginning Oct. 1, Mexican nationals abroad will be able to register to vote for the 2012 Mexican presidential election.




Tragic Train Crash in China Was No Accident

Shanghai Business Daily, Commentary, Posted: Jul 27, 2011

The tragic train crash in Wenzhou, China, reflects China's problematic railway management.




Filipino Sells Drone, Faces Prison Term

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Jul 27, 2011

He tried to sell an unmanned military drone on EBay; now he's facing 20 years in prison.




Reverse Brain Drain: Indian and Chinese entrepreneurs in the United States moving back home

India Currents, News Report, Posted: Jul 27, 2011

Skilled immigrants are leaving the United States in droves.




Why Are So Few Young Men of Color Graduating High School?

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jul 27, 2011

There’s a new way to look at data released earlier this summer on the challenges young men of color face in school.




Landslides, Floods Kill 36 in South Korea

Korea Times, News Report, Na Jeong-ju, Posted: Jul 27, 2011

Some 400 residents were ordered to evacuate their apartments in the posh mountainside village near the southern tip of Seoul as torrential rains flooded the country.




Mike Monteiro: Notorious Twitterer

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

Mike Monteiro is a Twitter star -- a new breed of social networking maven -- and he has a lot to say to a lot of people who are eager to listen.




Advocates Balk as San Jose Police Consider Fed Surveillance Program

SJ Beez, News Report, Raj Jayadev, Posted: Jul 27, 2011

Federal officials say their Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative is not like TV’s 24, but civil-rights advocates in San Jose, Calif., and elsewhere aren’t so sure.




Honored Arts Program Engages Ethnic Elders for Health and Vitality

New America Media, News Feature, Story: Paul Kleyman / Video: Min Lee, Posted: Jul 27, 2011

EngAGE, an award-winning program in Los Angeles, improves health—and cuts costs—by bringing arts and fitness to low-income seniors of many cultures.




Illinois Rep. Gutierrez Arrested at Deportation Protest

Univision, News Report, Posted: Jul 26, 2011

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., and 10 others were arrested Tuesday outside the White House while protesting deportations of undocumented immigrants.




Obama Promises Reform, NCLR Sees Deportations

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

Obama spoke of immigration reform to the nation's largest Hispanic advocacy group as his administration tops the million mark in deportations.




Would NBA players dare to leave US?

New York Amsterdam News, News Report, Jaime C. Harris, Posted: Jul 26, 2011

Has Deron Williams' bold and somewhat risky decision to sign a contract with Beşiktaş, a Turkish basketball club based in Istanbul, opened the floodgates for a mass exodus of NBA stars to far way places?




Will U.S. Default on Debt; Does Recession Loom?

The Final Call, News Report, Askia Muhammad, Posted: Jul 26, 2011

As the countdown until the United States of America defaults, for the first time in its history on its debts goes from days to hours, Republican leaders in Congress—which must agree to an increase in the national debt.




Rep. David Wu Resigns Amid Sex Scandal

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jul 26, 2011

Over the weekend an investigation by the House Ethics Committee seemed imminent, with fellow Democrat and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi calling for a probe of Rep. Wu. Even though the debt-ceiling crisis seems farther from resolution with each day that passes, based on the Ethics Committee’s track record, the congressman is still taking the quick way out.




Diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander Workforce Faces Many Challenges

AsianWeek.com, News Report, Posted: Jul 26, 2011

AAPI women workers are concentrated both in typically high-paying occupations in health, finance, and computer-related fields, as well as typically poorly-paying occupations, such as cashiers, cleaners, and wait staff. AAPI men are also concentrated in many of these same high-paying occupations, but also in low-paying occupations including cooks, truck drivers, and janitors.




Pew: Latinos Hit Hardest by Economic Recession

Univision, News Report, Posted: Jul 26, 2011

The economic recession, particularly the housing crisis, has hit Latino households harder than African Americans and whites




La Opinión: Debt Ceiling No Time for Political Maneuvers

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Jul 26, 2011

If the national debt ceiling is not raised in less than a week, the United States will default on its debts.




South China Sea: Détente vs. Deterrence

New America Media, News Analysis, Thi Quang Lam, Posted: Jul 26, 2011

When it comes to geopolitics, especially in the South China Sea, there’s a time for détente and then there’s a time for deterrence.




Stieg Larsson’s “Expo” Reports on Oslo Suspect’s Far-Right Connections

Unsilent Generation, News Report, James Ridgeway, Posted: Jul 26, 2011

Stieg Larsson didn’t live to see his Milennium novels succeed, but had he lived, he’d be as proud of Expo, his magazine that exposes fascists like Oslo’s terrorist.




Proposed Medicaid Cuts in Debt Debate Concern Ethnic Health Activists

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

Negotiations in Washington, D.C, over the Debt Ceiling seem abstract to most, but proposed cuts to Medicaid would hit home for low-income people.




Envoy: Fil-Ams Must Lobby for Garments Act

Inquirer.net, News Report, Posted: Jul 25, 2011

The Filipino-American community need to urge their federal lawmakers to allow Philippine-made apparel using fabrics from the United States to enter their adopted homeland duty free.




Al Día Calls Philadelphia Daily News Column 'Bigoted'

Al Día, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Jul 25, 2011

An editorial in Spanish-language newspaper Al Día criticizes a column in the Philadelphia Daily News that argues for Secure Communities.




Ecuadorian Media Under Fire

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Jul 25, 2011

Using the criminal justice system as a way to punish journalists who criticize the government is a dictatorial recourse for shutting down dissent and freedom of opinion.




Death Toll from China's Train Crash Raised to 38

China Daily USA, News Report, Wang Zhenghua and Xin Dingding , Posted: Jul 25, 2011

The death toll from the high-speed train crash in East China's Zhejiang Province has risen to 38. Questions over the safety of China's rapid rail expansion were raised following the accident.




California Dream Act Signed into Law

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

The California Dream Act, Part A (AB 130) was signed into law Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown.




The Perils of Anti-immigration Politics: Lessons From Oslo

First Post, News Analysis, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jul 25, 2011

The slaughter in Oslo shows that immigrants – especially Muslims – are reviled as “The Others,” even as Europe needs them to mop its floors.




Blood by the Bay -- Surreal Violence Shakes San Francisco

New America Media, Audio, Malcolm Marshall and Donny Lumpkins, Posted: Jul 25, 2011

This week on YO!Radio -- from North Richmond to San Francisco blood stains the concrete.




The Dream That Got Away: Tracking Homeownership Trends

New America Media, News Report, text: Michael Lawson and Kat Aaron, graphic: Allen Meyer, Posted: Jul 25, 2011

Despite billions of dollars spent by the federal government over several decades to promote homeownership, fewer Americans own homes now than in 1998.




Home From War and Facing Eviction

Investigative Reporting Workshop, News Report, Donald Barlett and James Steele , Posted: Jul 25, 2011

Veterans of today's wars are confronting a much different housing situation than their predecessors.




Kenneth Choi Brings Nisei Soldiers to the Big Screen in “Captain America"

Pacific Citizen, News Report, Posted: Jul 24, 2011

Without telling his family, and without any acting experience except for a few small roles in elementary and middle school performances, Choi moved to Portland, Ore., where his close friend Brett Butler assured him there was a small but vibrant acting community.




Norway Sounds Alarm Bells in Europe

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

In a 1,500-page manifesto posted on the Web, self-proclaimed Christian fundamentalist Anders Behring Breivik, who has been arrested in the killing of around 92 people, mostly youth, in Norway yesterday, proclaimed that Muslim immigrants and their advocates were intent on destroying the Norwegian identify -- charges not very dissimilar to what Europe heard before the birth of Hitlerism.




Facebook to be Unblocked in Vietnam Thanks to Capitalism?

Talk.Onevietnam.org, News Report, Posted: Jul 24, 2011

This is a huge, and surprising step for Vietnam.




Islam-Baiting Failed in Campaign 2010 and Will Do Worse in 2012

New America Media/TomDispatch.com, News Analysis, Stephan Salisbury, Posted: Jul 24, 2011

Islam-bashing by political candidates failed to win votes in 2010 and could be even be less potent in 2012. A longer version of this article appeared in TomDispatch.com




Norway’s Tragedy: The Usual Suspects and the Demonization of Muslims

New America Media, Commentary, Behrouz Saba, Posted: Jul 23, 2011

Comprising some of the poorest people in the world, Muslims are wholeheartedly demonized due to the activities of a handful of extremists.




New Anti-Immigrant Law Undermines Arizona Public Safety

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

A new law that took effect in Arizona Wednesday, one of several pieces of anti-immigrant legislation, could potentially carry huge ramifications for immigrants, including undermining their public safety, despite the relative lack of attention it has garnered.




Preserving Tradition, While Chasing the American Dream

New America Media, News Report, Maricruz Cabrera, Posted: Jul 23, 2011

Children of a 10-member Mexican family growing up in the United States hold on to cherished traditions from their homeland even as they take advantage of the many opportunities in their adopted.




Drop the Ethics Case Against Waters

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Jul 23, 2011

Hammering California Congresswoman Maxine Waters for ethics violations is a near textbook example of how politics doesn’t just taint congressional ethics cases, but makes them a bitter joke.




Nguyen Cao Ky, a former leader of South Vietnam, has passed away

Talk.Onevietnam.org, News Report, Posted: Jul 23, 2011

Nguyen Cao Ky is survived by six children, including Nguyen Cao Ky Duyen, a popular Paris by Night emcee, and fourteen grandchildren.




캘리포니아: 미 주택차압 위기 붕괴수준

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Translated by Aruna Lee, Posted: Jul 22, 2011

캘리포니아 안티옥의 70세 이텔 기스트씨는 은퇴를 꿈꾸며 집 장만을 하였지만, 주택이 차압되고 현재는 딸과 두 손자랑 세입하여 살고 있다. LA에 거주하는 르네 로페즈씨는 3베드룸 하우스를 잃고 7명의 가족이 2베드룸 아파트로 이사를 갔다. 예전에 보석상 일을 하였지만 지금은 직장도 잃고 식당 허드렛일을 찾고 있는 중이다.




Las ejecuciones hipotecarias se acumulan, los esfuerzos de mediación fracasan

Investigative Reporting Workshop, News Report, Por Kat Aaron and Mary Kane, Posted: Jul 22, 2011

Una estrategia ampliamente aclamada que apuntaba a evitar que los residentes de Maryland pierdan sus hogares al hacer que los bancos y los dueños de viviendas lleguen a un acuerdo en una ronda de negociaciones ha tenido muy poco éxito mientras la nación se prepara para otra ola de ejecuciones hipotecarias.




SF Police Shooting: Racial Bias Can't Be Ignored

New America Media, Video, Words by: Dominique Dismuke // Video: Valerie Klinker and Eming Piansay, Posted: Jul 22, 2011

A coroner's report suggests that killed Kenneth Wade Harding shot himself because the bullet found at the site could not have been fired from a police's gun. Even so, one young woman is convinced that race played a major role in his death.




California: Zona Cero para la crisis de ejecuciones hipotecarias de Estados Unidos

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Jul 22, 2011

En California, se calcula que 1.2 millones de propietarios han perdido sus viviendas por ejecución hipotecaria desde 2008. Se espera que otros 800,000 hogares reciban avisos de ejecución hipotecaria en 2012, según un informe de la Campaña de RE-Fund de California, que cita datos de RealtyTrac y Moody Analytics.




Happily Ever After for Some, Exploitation at Gunpoint for Others

Talk.Onevietnam.org, News Report, Posted: Jul 22, 2011

Some people came to the I Do! I Do! Wedding Boutique in Flagstaff, Arizona to have their dream weddings realized as they embarked on a new married life. Others come to the boutique with equal aspirations of a new, better life as migrants to America, only to have their lives threatened at gunpoint under labor extortion.




加州:美國法拍屋風暴零保障

New America Media, News Report, Story by Ngoc Nguyen, Translated by Cicy Wang & Vivian Po, Posted: Jul 22, 2011

2008年10月至2011年6月期間, 加州有超過50萬間房子遭收回, 但法拍屋風暴尚未完結。




Washington State Cancels Driver's License of Undocumented Pulitzer Prize Winner

Univision, News Report, Posted: Jul 22, 2011

Washington state has canceled the driver's license of Jose Antonio Vargas, the Pultizer Prize-winning journalist who announced in June that he was an undocumented immigrant.




Dems Want to Halt the HALT Act

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Jul 21, 2011

Seventy-five Democratic members of Congress signed a letter to President Obama saying they are opposed to the HALT Act.




Inter-Ethnic Relations Awards Ceremony On July 25 at The Mohn Broadcast Center in Pasadena

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Jul 21, 2011

The Los Angeles Multicultural Leadership Network and New America Media (NAM) are pleased to announce the winners of the first-ever Inter-Ethnic Relations Awards. The Awards are given to the most illuminating reporting about relations between different ethnic communities and areas of intersection whether involved in collaborative projects or constructively confronting differences with each other. The Awards invited mainstream, ethnic, new- comer, and community news organizations (print, online, radio and television of any size) in the greater Los Angeles area as well as individuals whose work was published or aired by these media outlets to submit entries.




No Ransom for Kidnapped Fil-Ams

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Jul 21, 2011

The Philippine government earlier this week ruled out paying ransom to the kidnappers of Filipino Americans who were visiting Zamboanga province to trace their roots.




Dear Wells Fargo: Why Did You Foreclose on My Mom?

New America Media, Video, Cliff Parker, Posted: Jul 21, 2011

One foreclosure fight through the eyes of a 6-year-old boy.




House Committee Approves Bill to Eliminate U.S. Visa Lottery

Univision, News Report, Posted: Jul 21, 2011

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee approved on Wednesday a bill that would eliminate the Green Card Lottery.




End of the Ming dynasty

China Daily USA, News Report, Lei Lei and Sun Xiaochen , Posted: Jul 21, 2011

It's final. In a news conference held in Shanghai and broadcast live in China on Wednesday, Yao Ming announced his retirement from basketball, staging an emotional end to his career.




Faces of Foreclosure: Repossessing the California Dream

New America Media, News Feature, various, Posted: Jul 21, 2011

After foreclosure, homeowners pick up the pieces and re-imagine the California dream of homeownership.




Felony Charges Dropped Against Japanese American’s Sexual Assault of TSA Officer

AsianWeek, News Report, Posted: Jul 21, 2011

The sexual assault charges Yukari Miyame faced for grabbing and twisting the breast of a TSA officer in Arizona have been dropped, but she might still be left with a misdemeanor




California: Ground Zero for America’s Foreclosure Crisis

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

California has the third highest foreclosure rate nationally, and in the first half of this year, had the highest number of foreclosure filings in the nation.




Foreclosures Mount, Mediation Efforts Fail -- Nation's Wealthiest Black Suburb Points the Way

Investigative Reporting Workshop, News Report, Kat Aaron and Mary Kane, Posted: Jul 21, 2011

Is Maryland's foreclosure mediation program failing the country's wealthiest majority-black county?




Series of New Anti-Immigration Laws Goes into Effect in Arizona

Univision, News Report, Posted: Jul 20, 2011

The anti-immigration law SB 1465 goes into effect in Arizona today, prohibiting consular identification cards.




Chinese Media on Wendi Deng Murdoch’s Smack-Down

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Joseph Leung, Posted: Jul 20, 2011

Wendi Deng slapped down the man who attempted to throw a shaving cream pie at her husband, Rupert Murdoch.




Push for Anti-Immigration Law in California

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Jul 20, 2011

Anti-immigration activists began to circulate a petition Tuesday to add an Arizona-style initiative to the 2012 ballot in California.




Vietnam Introduces Breakthrough Vaccine

Talk.Onevietnam.org, News Report, Posted: Jul 20, 2011

Rotavirus vaccines are the best tool available for protecting children against severe and deadly diarrhea.




Marine Corps Career Center Opened in NY Chinatown

China Press, News Report, Posted: Jul 20, 2011

The U.S. Marine Corps opened a new recruiting center in New York's Chinatown last week growing interest there in joining the military.




San Francisco Youth Respond to BayView Shooting

Silicon Valley De-Bug., Video, Jean Melesaine, Posted: Jul 20, 2011

Silicon Valley De-Bug interviewed Bayview youth/community and young people on their thoughts and feelings on the shooting in BayView Hunters Point of the 19-year-old.




China Hits Filipino Solons' Spratly Visit

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Jul 20, 2011

Filipino lawmakers and military officials arrived on the Philippine-claimed Pag-Asa Island in the disputed territory of Spratlys on Tuesday.




Supporters of Arizona Senator Challenge Recall Efforts

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Jul 20, 2011

Supporters of Sen. Russell Pearce, the architect of Arizona's controversial anti-immigrant law, SB 1070, say that voters who signed his recall election petition were mislead, and the petition should therefore be invalidated.




No Let Up by Hunger Strikers in Pelican Bay

New America Media, News Report, Rachel Johnson, Posted: Jul 20, 2011

Well into the third week of their hunger strike, inmates of the Peilican Bay prison and other California prisons are still waiting for the California Department of Health to heed their demands for more humane conditions.




Treat Us Like Human Beings, say Pelican Bay Prisoners

New America Media, Interview, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Jul 20, 2011

Since July 1, inmates of Pelican Bay State Prisonhave been on a hunger strike to demand an end of the inhumane conditions in their prison. New America Now host Shirin Sadeghi discusses the protest and what led to it with Manuel La Fontaine, a former California prisoner himself. The following is a transcription from the July 15th edition of the New America Now radio show.




商業利用三藩市健保漏洞損害員工利益

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jul 20, 2011

商業利用三藩市健康償付帳戶(HRA)漏洞, 透過限制員工使用HRA內的資金, 年終時拿回HRA賬戶內8成以上資金。市參事要求修正有關法規。




La Opinión Calls for a Second Latino District in LA

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Jul 20, 2011

Editors of La Opinión argue that the Latino population boom in Los Angeles merits a second Latino-majority district.




16 Million Filipinos Carry Hepatitis B

Inquirer.net, News Report, Posted: Jul 20, 2011

About 16 percent of the Philippines' population, or 16 million Filipinos, are carriers of the hepatitis B virus.




Coverage of Wars — A Photojournalist's Perspective

LA Beez, News Report, Julian Do, Posted: Jul 19, 2011

As the U.S. prepares to drawdown its troops from Afghanistan this month, many still draw comparison of the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan with the Vietnam War, which had ended several generations ago.




Bay Area Food Banks Help Families Via Food Drive

Comcast Hometown Network, Video, Anchor: Odette Keeley, "Upside" , Posted: Jul 19, 2011

Six Bay Area food banks, Safeway and NBC Bay Area TV join hands in feeding impoverished families through an ongoing food drive, helping especially children in need this summer.




N. Korean Defector Fights on Amid Controversy

Korea Times, News Report, Young-jin Kim , Posted: Jul 19, 2011

Park Sang-hak, the son of a former North Korean spy, tops the most wanted list among defectors from the communist state. Today, he is spearheading a campaign that seeks to educate and inform North Koreans about the plight of their country.




Black Prodigy’s Admission to UConn Revoked Amid Claims of Radical Poetry

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jul 19, 2011

Black Prodigy’s Admission to UConn Revoked Amid Claims of Radical Poetry.




Mexican-American Births Outpace Immigration

Pew Hispanic Center, News Report, Posted: Jul 19, 2011

Births have surpassed immigration as the main driver of the dynamic growth of the Mexican-American population.




Gun Trafficking to Mexico -- Operation 'Fast and Furious' Costs Lives

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Jul 19, 2011

Editors of La Opinión write that Operation Fast and Furious, which allowed the transfer of thousands of guns to Mexican drug cartels, has cost many lives.




Elderly Braceros Fight for Stolen Pensions

New America Media, News Report, José Luis Sierra, Posted: Jul 19, 2011

Some 4.5 million Mexican farmers labored in the U.S. until 1967 in a bracero program. This program sent the Mexican government part of their earnings for pensions — money they’re now fighting to get back.




ACLU to Congress: Investigate Civil Rights Violations in Puerto Rico

El Nuevo Día, News Report, Jose A. Delgado, Posted: Jul 18, 2011

Civil rights groups brought pressure yesterday on the U.S. Congress about allegations of civil rights violations in Puerto Rico.




How to Take Your Blood Pressure at Home

New America Media, News Report, Dr. Erin Marcus, Posted: Jul 18, 2011

There's really no excuse for people not to check their blood pressure right at home -- where the readings tend to be more accurate than in a doctor's office.




Parents in New India: Abused, Abandoned, Betrayed

New America Media, News Analysis, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jul 18, 2011

Elder abuse is a bit like AIDS in India. We know it’s a big problem, but most of us insist it doesn’t happen in our families.




U.S. Women’s Soccer: Not Quite America’s Team

New America Media, Commentary, Andrés Tapia, Posted: Jul 17, 2011

Even in loss, the U.S. women's soccer team thrilled the nation. Too bad this fabulous squad does not yet look like America.




Studies Find Immigrants Essential to Filling Minnesota Jobs

TC Daily Planet, News Report, Posted: Jul 17, 2011

A new study finds that Minnesota needs immigrants to fill essential jobs.




RAW VIDEO: Shot by SFPD, 19-Year-Old's Life Slips Away

New America Media, Video, Kevin Weston, Posted: Jul 17, 2011

In the direct aftermath of a police involved shooting that ended the life of a 19-year-old San Francisco man, dozens of cell phone videos captured the scene.




In the Fight Against HIV, a Breakthrough for Women of Color

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jul 17, 2011

Big, encouraging news on the HIV prevention front: This week, not one but two major studies involving heterosexual women and men found that by taking a daily dose of HIV meds.




Sloppy Investigation of a Sloppy Investigation in Bailey Case

The Chauncey Bailey Project, News Report, Thomas Peele and Josh Richman, Posted: Jul 17, 2011

Two inquiries into an Oakland police detective's questionable investigation of journalist Chauncey Bailey's 2007 murder were fatally flawed.




As CA Redistricting Takes New Twists and Turns, L.A.'s Blacks Are Outraged

New America Media/L.A. Wave & L.A. Sentinel, News Report, Olu Alemoru, with additional reporting by New America Media and NAM wire services, Posted: Jul 17, 2011

“Too many black people have lived and died for a voice and fair representation in the legislative bodies,” one black activist wrote in an op-ed excoriating California's redistricting process. “We will not sit by and allow this to happen."




三藩市灣景區長者反映過去,未來

NAM/SF Chronicle/KTSF, Profile, Vivian Po, Posted: Jul 17, 2011

一個社區, 兩個地方。雖然同樣是服務長者, 但一個地方代表過去, 一個代表將來.到底, 新起的長者公寓會否造就一個融合族裔多元化的新社區, 還是, 繼續讓非裔,亞裔自成一國?




S.F.’s Bayview Institutions Reflect Past, Future

New America Media / SF Chronicle / KTSF, Profile, Story: Brenda Payton // Video: Vivian Po, Angelina Wong, and Corwin Cooley // Photo: Liz Hafalia, Posted: Jul 17, 2011

One neighborhood, two senior centers. Will the residents become a model for achieving diversity, or will they remain two distinct groups?




Film Pays Tribute to a Chicano Original: Oscar “Bandido” Gomez

New America Media, News Feature, Raul Rodriquez, Posted: Jul 17, 2011

Seventeen years after his mysterious death, a Chicano activist and radio personality is being honored through film.




From Alaska to Alberta: Turning Oil Sands into Pop Cans

Corpwatch/The Tyee, News Report, Geoff Dembicki, Posted: Jul 17, 2011

How Canadian bitumen fuels the global thirst for billions of beverage containers.




The End of Murdoch? Another Despot Teeters on the Brink

New America Media, Commentary, Behrouz Saba, Posted: Jul 17, 2011

As demonstrations shake Arab capitals from North Africa to the heart of the Middle East, in an London, another enemy of freedom is having his comeuppance.




RAW VIDEO: Aftermath of SFPD Shooting of 19-year-old

New America Media, Video, Kevin Weston, Posted: Jul 16, 2011

Sunday afternoon San Francisco Police officers shot and killed an allegedly armed 19-year-old.




Fox News on Murdoch: Not Exactly the ACORN Treatment

Mario Wire, Commentary, Mario Solis-Marich, Posted: Jul 16, 2011

Now that its owner, Rupert Murdoch, is caught up in scandal, Fox News uses language like "allegations" and warns against "jumping to conclusions." Too bad ACORN didn't get the same kind of journalistic respect.




Freedom From Fear Awards: Fighting School Violence, Asian Immigrants Find Their Voice

New America Media, News Feature, Anjana Sundaram, Posted: Jul 16, 2011

At one high school in Philadelphia, interracial violence has given way to dialogue, thanks to the efforts of four young Asian activists.




Corporate America & Obesity: Why Americans Can't Live on Food Stamps

New America Media, News Analysis, K. I. Hope, Posted: Jul 16, 2011

What we eat is harming our bodies and our budget. There aren't any people profiting, only corporations.




NAM Radio: Starving in Solitary— California Prison Hunger Strike

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

One-third of California's 33 prisons have inmates on hunger strike— they've been starving since July 1st to demand humane treatment.




Latino Facebook Users Increase by 167 Percent in One Year

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jul 15, 2011

Plus Three also surveyed the top 1,000 Facebook fan pages and found 32 Latinos celebrities among the top 1,000. Only three Latinos broke into the top 100. Shakira was the top Latina celebrity with 35 million fans and ranked number eight on the overall list followed by Selena Gomez at number thirty-five and Enrique Iglesias at number forty-eight.




Businesses Exploit Loophole in SF Health Care Law, Hurting Employees

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jul 15, 2011

In San Francisco, workers are suffering due to a loophole in a city ordinance that was originally intended to help them.




Saying Goodbye to Harry Potter, and to Childhood

New America Media, Commentary, Eming Piansay, Posted: Jul 15, 2011

For the first time, a young generation is confronted with life -- without Harry Potter.




South Sudan's Critical Question: Can Oil and Water Mix?

The Tyee, News Report, Cam Sylvester, Posted: Jul 15, 2011

What shapes the chances for the hopeful new nation that others call a 'pre-failed state'?




Rebecca Black Strikes Back

New America Media, Audio, Donny Lumpkins and Malcolm Marshall , Posted: Jul 15, 2011

This week on YO!Radio -- Rebecca Black, infamous for her annoying head bobbing song Friday, is releasing a new single.




Flawed E-Verify Law Would Derail Immigration Reform Efforts, Say Experts

New America Media, News Report, Caitlin Fuller, Posted: Jul 14, 2011

Experts fear that a proposed employee verification law will push immigrant workers deeper into the shadows of American society.




News Briefing - Challenging the New Redistricting Lines in Atlanta, GA. - Tuesday, July 19th

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Jul 14, 2011

Georgia state lawmakers will gather in Atlanta this summer to redraw Georgia's political boundaries, Learn how redistricting could increase or diminish minority voting power throughout the state and what civic activists are doing to assure that new redistricting lines don't further dilute the power of black, Hispanic and Asian populations. What's the connection between Georgia's Voter ID and anti-immigrant laws and redistricting? What can communities of color do to protect their interests during the redistricting process? How could the results of Georgia's redistricting process affect the voting rights of minorities for the next decade and beyond?




Minorities: The Biggest Casualties of Social Security Battle

New America Media, News Analysis, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Jul 14, 2011

As the social security battle rages on, as always, the biggest casualties will be those who rely on it the most: minorities.




Does the Muslim World Need Women Preachers or Sex Slaves?

New America Media, News Analysis, Nehad Ismail, Posted: Jul 14, 2011

Preacher or sex-slave? Muslims debate the role of women in Islam as contestants in a new Malaysian TV show compete to be the next great Muslim woman preacher.




Q&A: Wisconsin ID Law Will Suppress Youth, Minority Vote

New America Media, News Report, Jonah Most, Posted: Jul 14, 2011

A new Wisconsin voter ID law, AB 7, may in fact be nothing more than an attempt to disenfranchise youth and minority voters.




URGENT: Hunger Strikers’ Health Rapidly Deteriorating

San Francisco BayView, Commentary, Marilyn McMahon, Posted: Jul 13, 2011

According to advocates hunger strikers’ health rapidly deteriorating prisoners are about to die in California prisons, possibly by the dozens or even more.




Indian American Muslim Council Condemns Bomb Blasts in Mumbai

www.iamc.com, News Report, Indian American Muslim Council, Posted: Jul 13, 2011

The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC - http://www.iamc.com), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India's pluralist and tolerant ethos, strongly condemns the bomb blasts in Mumbai that have claimed the lives of 21 people and injured over 141.




Who’s Gonna Care for the Aging Boomers? Poor, Immigrant Women

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jul 13, 2011

Millions of home caregivers survive on poverty wages, with median earnings of $17,000 a year, and they’re vulnerable to harassment and exploitation.




Fil-Am Family Kidnapped in Southern Philippines

"Balitang America"-The Filipino Channel, Video, Staff, Posted: Jul 13, 2011

More than a dozen armed men abducted Filipino-American Kevin Yeatts Lunsmann, his mother Gerfa Lunsmann and Filipino nephew Romnick Jackaria in a southern Philippine resort on Tuesday.




Chinese Scholar Becoming IMF Deputy Director

China Daily, News Report, Hu Yuanyuan, Posted: Jul 13, 2011

Zhu Min, a Chinese scholar and current special advisor to the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is considered as a strong candidate for a deputy managing director post to be created by the IMF's new chief Christine Lagarde.




This Summer, Farmworkers’ Kids Skip Classroom for Fields

New America Media, News Report, by Claudia Núñez, La Opinión, Translated by Caitlin Fuller, Posted: Jul 13, 2011

U.S. schools lost 20,000 students this year to the fields -- many of them child workers who suffer injury or death. But child labor isn't exactly illegal in the U.S.




Counter Culture Author Roszak Dies As American Vision Fades

New America Media, First Person, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Jul 13, 2011

Author Theodore Roszak, who defined baby boomers from the Counter Culture to the Elder Culture, died last week, along with America’s vision.




The DSK Sex Scandal: A Peephole into Hotel Life in Manhattan

New America Media, News Report, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Jul 13, 2011

In the city that never sleeps, bedrooms aren't just for beds. And maids, ever present, ever in the midst of it all, know this better than most.




Extreme Alabama Immigration Law Heads to Court

Equal Voice, News Report, Kathy Mulady, Posted: Jul 13, 2011

Tough anti-immigrant laws have been recently passed in a half-dozen states – Arizona, Indiana, Georgia, Utah, South Carolina and Alabama – mainly out of frustration.




Black Colleges Key to Reviving U.S. Education

Atlanta Voice, News Report, Stan Washington, Posted: Jul 12, 2011

HBCUs are a critical component in President Obama's national education initiative to restore the U.S. to its former ranking as the world's leader in higher education.




Violence Against Migrant Women Won’t End After DSK Case

Colorlines, News Analysis, Posted: Jul 12, 2011

The media circus surrounding the Dominique Strauss-Kahn rape case dishes out more drama each day, with a side of lurid fascination.




CA Attorney General Warns of “Gang-and-Drug Armageddon” After Cuts

Black Voice News, News Report, Chris Levister, Posted: Jul 12, 2011

Harris claims that the recent cuts in the California state budget "will likely eliminate 55 state-led task forces that coordinate the response to our growing gang problem."




California Admits 6,600 Prisoners Are on Hunger Strike

San Francisco Bayview, News Report, Isaac Ontiveros, Posted: Jul 12, 2011

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation reports that 6,600 prisoners in at least 13 of the state’s prisons have joined a hunger strike.




Arrested in Mexico: Illegally Detained While Gangsters Go Free

New America Media, News Report, Jose Luis Sierra, Posted: Jul 12, 2011

Basic legal rights remain out of reach in Mexico where wealth, political connections, police and judicial incompetence, and corruption overrule any presumption of innocence.




News of the World: Murdoch’s UK Scandal Warns the US Media

New America Media, News Analysis, Behrouz Saba, Posted: Jul 12, 2011

Murdoch's News Corporation has worked its way seamlessly into the American news industry which is far from the impartial institution envisioned in the Constitution.




1.2 Million Filipinos Live in California

Filamstar.net, News Report, Posted: Jul 11, 2011

The ethnic Filipino population in the United States in 2010 has grown by 38 percent in a decade, according to the latest U.S. Census.




NAM Radio: Is Imran Khan Pakistan's Most Popular Politician?

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Jul 11, 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.




The North Korean Food Dilemma

Koream Magazine, Question & Answer, Staff Report, Posted: Jul 11, 2011

How hungry is North Korea, and how conditional should food aid be? Korea specialist David C. Kang provides an overview of the North Korean food aid quandary.




Undocumented Immigrants Steer Clear of Arizona

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

It’s unclear how the drop in immigration could affect the rhetoric in Arizona, which already has seen the effects of an exodus of immigrants.




Gaming Grows Up Through Supreme Trial by Fire

New America Media, Commentary, Damon Packwood, Posted: Jul 10, 2011

By beating the state of California in the Supreme Court recently, the video game industry went through a trial by fire.




Freedom From Fear Awards: Arizona Student Fights for DREAM Act

New America Media, News Report, Courtney Lee, Posted: Jul 10, 2011

Erika Andiola had been looking forward to her third year at Arizona State University, but then she got a phone call her tuition had quadrupled.




The Lighter the Skin, the Shorter the Prison Term?

The Root, News Report, Topher Sanders, Posted: Jul 09, 2011

Colin Powell said it, Sen. Harry Reid hinted at it about President Barack Obama, and black folks have known it for hundreds of years. There are advantages to being a light-skinned black person in the United States.




CA Commission Considers Gutting African-American Political Stronghold

Los Angeles Sentinel, News Report, Staff, Posted: Jul 09, 2011

The Fourth of July holiday weekend, when Americans were taking the time to celebrate democracy, the California Redistricting Commission (CRC) was considering a move that would cripple African American political power.




Mexico and the Myth of the “Failed State”

New America Media, Op-ed, Luis V. Nevaer, Posted: Jul 09, 2011

Far from being a “failed state,” Mexico is proving itself to be one of the most successful countries in the world




One Year After BP Oil Spill, Asian Fishermen Struggle to Recover

Pacific Citizen, News Report, Nalea J. Ko, Posted: Jul 09, 2011

Gulf Coast fishermen and community groups voice their frustrations one year after the Gulf Coast oil spill.




Slow Flow of Immigrants Already Impacting California Farms?

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore and Jonah Most, Posted: Jul 08, 2011

On some farms in California, which produces half of the nation’s fruits and vegetables, the drop in undocumented immigrants can already be felt.




U.S. Destroyer to Visit Vietnam

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Jul 08, 2011

A U.S. Naval destroyer will visit Viet Nam this month, as part of the annual military exchange between the two countries, the U.S. Consulate in Sai Gon said in a press release.




Gov. Cuomo Ratings Still High Despite Attacks on Benefits for Unions and State Employees

New York Amsterdam News, News Report, Stephon Johnson, Posted: Jul 08, 2011

Riding the wave of gay marriage and rent reform, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo has gained favor with New Yorkers, according to a Quinnipiac University poll.




Affirmative Action Victory in Michigan

AFRO, News Report, Talibah Chikwendu, Posted: Jul 08, 2011

In a 2-1 decision July 1 by the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the ban on the use of race-based criteria in making Michigan's public education, public contracting and public employment decisions was reversed.




Telephonic News Briefing on E-Verify the Federal Government's Internet-based System - Wed, July 13th

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Jul 08, 2011

As states move to enact their own immigration bills, a proposed federal law sometimes referred to as a "stealth Sensebrenner-type bill," could mean end of comprehensive immigration reform. The bill, proposed by Texas Congressman Lamar Smith, would require all U.S. businesses to use E-Verify, the federal government's Internet-based system that verifies work eligibility. Please Join New America Media, Center for American Progress and The OPportunity Agenda for a telephonic news briefing on the results of CAP's new study of E-Verify and why the bill could be the biggest threat to immigration reform yet.




Love to Love Yourself in Richmond

Richmond Pulse, Video, Sean Shavers and Alicia Marie, Posted: Jul 08, 2011

Richmond's RYSE Center hosted the LOVE to LOVE YOURSELF BLACKOUT PARTY!. The event was held to support folks from the L.G.B.T.Q. community and support pride month.




UC Admissions Show Strong Increases in Diversity

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Jul 08, 2011

The enrollment of California resident freshmen at the University of California is expected to remain stable for fall 2011, while the university projects the ethnic and geographic diversity of the incoming class will broaden, according to preliminary data released.




ACLU Files Lawsuit Charging Alabama’s Racial Profiling Law is Unconstitutional

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

The ACLU filed a class action lawsuit Friday charging that Alabama’s anti-immigration law is unconstitutional.




The Unnatural Mr. Ghulam Nabi Azad, India's Health Minister

Firstpost.com, Op-ed, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jul 08, 2011

India's Health Minister declared that "homosexuality is unnatural and it’s a disease” and triggered global protest.




Should California Deny Farm Workers Their Basic Rights?

New America Media, Op-ed, Li Miao Lovett, Posted: Jul 08, 2011

If Google employees had to work in 100-degree heat in California’s Central Valley, it would be all over the news. For farm workers, it’s another story.




Freedom From Fear Awards: “Coming Out” a Political Act for Queer Undocumented Youth

New America Media, News Report, Raul Rodriguez, Posted: Jul 08, 2011

Undocumented students in Chicago used their experiences coming out as queer to encourage more students to come out as undocumented.




Fewer People Migrating North

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

As immigration hysteria is still raging in parts of America, the number of immigrants coming from Mexico has actually slowed.




Korean American Mayor To Run for Congress

Korea Times, News Report, Sang Mok Kim, Translated by Peter Schurmann and Aruna Lee, Posted: Jul 07, 2011

Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang, the first Korean American head of a major U.S. city, has declared his candidacy for the 2012 congressional race. If elected, he will become the only Korean American in Congress.




Korea Becomes 6th Nation to Land Sports 'Grand Slam'

Korea Times, News Report, Tong-hyung Kim, Posted: Jul 07, 2011

A decade of passion, effort and frustration ended in tears of triumph for PyeongChang Thursday (KST) when International Olympic Committee (IOC) voters rewarded the Korean resort town on its third consecutive bid for the Winter Games.




Census: Navajo enrollment tops 300,000

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Jul 07, 2011

It's official. There are more than 300,000 enrolled members of the Navajo Nation.




NAM Radio: True Stories of Detained Japanese Americans

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Jul 07, 2011

The stories of the Japanese Americans interned in America during World War II -- in their own words.




California Minority Groups Offer "Unity" Redistricting Map

New America Media, News Report, Nadra Kareem Nittle, Posted: Jul 07, 2011

The unity proposal came in reaction to the new redistricting commission’s first set of maps, which carved up many communities of color, diluting their political power in Los Angeles County, Coachella Valley, and San Jose.




Freedom From Fear Awards: Welder Frees Workers From Texas Labor Camps

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

An Indian welder was honored for his work helping to break up what could be the largest trafficking ring in U.S. history.




Thousands March Against Georgia’s Anti-Immigration Law

Mundo Hispánico, News Report, Posted: Jul 06, 2011

The day after Georgia’s Arizona-style immigration law went into effect, protestors from Georgia and other states converged on Atlanta to demonstrate against it on Saturday.




More Latinos in U.S. Identifying as Indian

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jul 06, 2011

A growing number of Latinos in the U.S. are identifying as Amerindians—a term used to identify indigenous people of the Americas.




The Shea Butter Economy: Big Money and Exploitation

The Atlanta Post, News Report, H. Fields Grenée, Posted: Jul 06, 2011

Shea Butter is in everything from soothing hair and skin care products to lip balms and exfoliating creams -- increasing demand across the globe.




Rebels Committing Atrocities in Libya, Charges Ex-Lawmaker

The Final Call, News Report, La Risa Lynch, Posted: Jul 06, 2011

Former Georgia congresswoman Cynthia McKinney didn't want to be fooled again by the American media's bad track record of reporting the truth behind this government's military actions in foreign countries.




Casey Anthony is Not O.J. in White Female Face

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

A young, irresponsible, no-name white woman should never be compared to O.J. Simpson and the real trial of the century.




Casey Anthony Imprisoned in Hollywood Fantasy

New America Media, Commentary, Behrouz Saba, Posted: Jul 06, 2011

Casey Anthony’s not-guilty verdict for her daughter’s death lets her out of jail, but she remains imprisoned by the Hollywood fantasies that fed her tragedy.




Companies Profit From Increased Immigrant Detention Rate

La Opinión, News Report, Pilar Marrero, Translated by Caitlin Fuller, Posted: Jul 06, 2011

The detention of immigrants is a thriving business that seems likely to continue to grow.




NAM Radio: The Black History of the White House

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

Black people have not only lived in the White House before the Obamas, but they actually built it, in more ways than one.




It's Time to Leave Afghanistan—Or Is It?

New America Media, Op-ed, Frank Viviano, Posted: Jul 06, 2011

A Taliban-run Afghanistan will almost certainly recover its attraction as a sanctuary, training ground for militant extremists




"Day Without Immigrants" Hits Atlanta's Korean Business Community

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Jul 05, 2011

A labor strike organized by immigrants rights activists in Atlanta protesting House Bill 87, which took effect Friday and targets the state's undocumented population, took a major toll on the city's Korean businesses, reports the Korea Daily in Atlanta.




Programa de apoyo para estudiantes tiene beneficios comunes

New America Media, News Report, Written by Eming Piansay, Translated by Liz Gonzalez, Posted: Jul 05, 2011

Un programa pionero junta a estudiantes con autismo y estudiantes con dificultades académicas para beneficiar a ambos.




La Opinión: Jerry Brown Fails to Stand Up for Farm Workers

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

An editorial in La Opinión calls Gov. Jerry Brown's veto of a recent farm worker bill "unacceptable."




NAM Radio: What Is Patriotism?

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Jul 05, 2011

There's a division amongst Americans between those who feel comfort in patriotism and those who worry about its dangers.




Freedom From Fear Awards: UCLA Student Sheds Light on Shadow Population

New America Media, News Report, Caitlin Fuller, Posted: Jul 05, 2011

The night before he announced he was undocumented, David Cho wrote a farewell letter to his friends and family.




The Wavelength: FCC Decries Lack of Media Diversity, Stymies Low-Power TV

The Media Consortium, Roundup, Eric Arnold, Posted: Jul 04, 2011

The Media Consortium’s latest roundup in articles links to pieces on the FCC’s undermining of low-power TV, Facebook’s lapse on free speech and more.




Freedom From Fear Awards: Immigrant Rights a New Frontier for Black Activist

New America Media, Profile, Jonah Most, Posted: Jul 04, 2011

Attorney Chokwe Lumumba fought for black’s rights for four decades. Now he’s won a Freedom From Fear Award for championing Latino immigrants in Mississippi.




For Asian Students, the Hard Part Is Getting In

Hyphen Magazine, News Feature, Lin Yang, Posted: Jul 03, 2011

How Asian-Americans teenagers are being forced to navigate the racially charged politics of the college admissions process.




Strauss-Kahn, Casey Anthony & the Whitewashing of American Justice

New America Media, Commentary, Behrouz Saba, Posted: Jul 03, 2011

The right thing to do would have been to remand Strauss-Kahn to the custody of the State of New York -- not everyone who is lily white is innocent.




Crossing the Border: Immigration & the Founding Fathers

New America Media, Commentary, Behrouz Saba, Posted: Jul 03, 2011

The Founding Fathers knew all too well about immigrants crossing borders and the value of American independence.




For Women, Strauss-Kahn Case Is One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

New America Media, News Analysis, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jul 02, 2011

The rape case against former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn is collapsing. But is this another case of a woman’s word being unfairly dismissed?




California Utility Answers Ethnic Media on Green Energy, Smart Meters and Costs

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

As home-energy use spike in the summer sun, Southern California Edison responded to concerns of ethnic media about rising bills, smart meters and more.




“Loaded” With Illicit Cargo, Unknowing U.S.-Mexico Drivers Cross Into Nightmare

New America Media, News Report, Story by Jose Luis Sierra/photo by Rafael Luevano, Posted: Jul 02, 2011

Despite high risk, a few each week try crossing the U.S.-Mexican border with illegal drugs. For some, unaware they are carrying contraband, life becomes a nightmare.




Filipino Journalists on Pulitzer Winner’s Coming Out

New America Media, News Report, Raul Rodriquez, Posted: Jul 01, 2011

The admission by Pulitzer Prize-winning Filipino journalist Jose Antonio Vargas that he is undocumented is bringing mixed reactions from Filipino media.




Rick Perry's Anti-Latino Agenda Goes Down to Defeat

Mario Wire, News Report, Posted: Jul 01, 2011

The Texas Senate adjourned this week without a final vote on the “Sanctuary Cities” legislation that was one of Gov. Rick Perry’s “emergency” items at the start of the year.




UN Blasts Pending Execution of Mexican National in U.S.

Hispanically Speaking News, News Report, Posted: Jul 01, 2011

The top UN human rights official has appealed to Texas governor Rick Perry to commute the death sentence of a Mexican national scheduled to be executed for murder next week,




Hugo Chavez Has Cancer

Hispanically Speaking News, News Report, Posted: Jul 01, 2011

Everyone knew something was wrong with Hugo Chavez. Now the “new battle that life has placed” before the Venezuelan leftist president has been identified as cancer.




Journalist Vargas to Media: "Immigrant Struggle Is About Us, Not Them"

New America Media, Video, Reporter: Odette Keeley; Video, Story Text: Anthony Advincula; Video: Eming Piansay, Posted: Jul 01, 2011

Pulitzer Prize winner Jose Antonio Vargas sparked controversy after coming out as undocumented in an article he wrote for the New York Times.




NAM Radio: US Soldiers & Fragging Assaults in Vietnam

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

The number of fragging incidents during the Vietnam War still remains uncertain, but a new in-depth study of the practice and its origins might have some clues.