Seriously Ill Rights Advocates in Vietnam Need To Be Released

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Aug 31, 2011

Vietnam: Free Seriously Ill Rights Advocates




Study: Mexicans Favor U.S. Military Presence in Mexico

Pew Research Center, News Report, Posted: Aug 31, 2011

Many Mexicans welcome U.S. help in training Mexican police and providing money and weapons to Mexican military forces.




Korean Churches Say No to SB 48

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Aug 31, 2011

Korean churches in Southern California have come out against California’s passage last month of SB 48, otherwise known as the FAIR Education Act.




CA Dream Act Clears Senate

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Aug 31, 2011

The California state Senate passed AB 131 on Wednesday in a vote of 22-11.




Overblown Irene Still Made for Terrifying Night

Global Times, Commentary, Rong Xiaoqing, Posted: Aug 31, 2011

Hurricane Irene highlighted the hopeless cultural gap in emergency preparation within my own family.




Inner City Media Bankruptcy -- Black Radio in the Crosshairs

JoeMillerJD, News Analysis, Joe Miller, Posted: Aug 31, 2011

When the walls started shaking at the Joint Center’s offices during Tuesday’s earthquake, I was faced with one question: leave the building or stay inside? Similarly, the seismic transformation of the broadcasting industry brought on by mobile devices, and digital video recorders has presented new problems for broadcasters.




Does White Make Right? Racism and Gay-Shaming Drown BART Protests

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Aug 31, 2011

Chaos continues to surround the ongoing protests against administrators of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system—and the cause is attracting the kind of friends who make enemies irrelevant.




Vietnam to Build Southeast Asia’s Major Transit Airport

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Aug 31, 2011

New roads and rails will also be built to accommodate the new hub.




ATF Chief Resigns Amid Gun-Tracking Controversy

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Aug 31, 2011

The acting head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Kenneth Melson, resigned Tuesday.




NAM Radio: How "Black Mamba Boy" Got His Name

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

A Somali orphan travels from Yemen to the United Kingdom—an immigrant boy whose daughter grows up to tell his tale.




어메리카스 컵--원활한 지역민 취업 기회 아직 미지수

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Translated by Aruna Lee, Posted: Aug 31, 2011

샌프란시스코 -- 제 34회 어메리카스 컵(America’s Cup) 요트 경기 대회가 열리는 샌프란시스코에 2년 내 수 천개의 일자리 창출을 알리는 반가운 소식에도 불구하고, 현 시정부의 올 3월 지역 고용법 조항에 의거하면 시 정부 지원 공공사업에는 적합하지만 정부-민간 공동지원 개발 프로젝트관련 고용법 조항은 모호한데가 많다는 지적이다.




A Decade After 9/11: Islam at the Crossroads

New America Media, News Analysis, Frank Viviano, Posted: Aug 31, 2011

Behind the rage that exploded on 9/11, and the wall of denial erected around it, was a profound internal crisis, bred by centuries of stagnancy.




California Redistricting Win Ensures Black Voice in State Politics

New America Media, Op-ed, Marqueece Harris-Dawson , Posted: Aug 31, 2011

The Redistricting process became a battlefield, a front for those who hoped to declare the “death of Black leadership.”




Science, Math and Technology Key to Upward Mobility for Latinos

New America Media, News Report, Jacob Simas, Q&A with Dr. Alicia Abella, Posted: Aug 31, 2011

When most adults would rather clean their toilet than do a math problem, something has to change, says Dr. Alicia Abella.




Could Obama's Uncle Be Deported?

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Aug 30, 2011

Onyango Obama's immigration status is not immediately clear.




Study: Minority Children Feel Stigmatized in Primary School

EFE / San Diego Red, News Report, Posted: Aug 30, 2011

New research has found that elementary school children are aware of social stigmas, and consequently suffer more anxiety about their academic performance.




Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Has Big Post-Katrina Regrets

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Aug 30, 2011

Nagin also spoke about policies that are preventing a lot of New Orleans’ black population from coming back.




Amid Recession, U.S. Spanish-Language Media Grow

La Opinión, News Report, Antonieta Cádiz, Translated by Alejandra Saragoza, Posted: Aug 30, 2011

A Pew Hispanic Center study found that the number of Spanish-language radio stations increased by 8 percent over the previous year.




Journalists Become New Targets in War on Terror

New America Media, News Analysis, Jalal Ghazi, Posted: Aug 30, 2011

In the War on terror, journalists on all sides have become targets and political pawns, and the two American in Iran are reaping the consequences.




More Double Punishment for Immigrants with Convictions

New America Media, Commentary, Michelle Fei, Posted: Aug 30, 2011

Call me a cynic, but the White House's new deportation policy seems more of a token of appeasement to win votes in the 2012 election.




President Obama’s Continuing White Problem

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

The majority of whites will not accept Obama's presidency and the latest polls show that it'll be a major problem for Obama in 2012.




Federal Judge Blocks Alabama Immigration Law

Univision, News Report, Posted: Aug 29, 2011

A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked Alabama from implementing what has been called the harshest anti-illegal immigrant law in the country.




Foreign Student Workers Allege Exploitation

La Opinión, News Report, Antonieta Cádiz, Translated by Caitlin Fuller, Posted: Aug 29, 2011

They come to the United States looking for friends, a good work, experience, culture, and travel. What they find is exhausting,workdays, overcrowding, and debt.




MPI: Immigration Policy Shifted Since 9/11

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

A report by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) shows the major policy, budget and organizational changes that have occurred in the U.S. immigration system as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.




NAM Radio: Asian-Americans & Motherland

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

Writer-director Doris Yeung's new feature film has an obvious connection to herself: she, too, lost her mother to a murder right here in the Bay Area.




Q&A: How Will EPA Decision Impact CA Pesticide Use

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Aug 29, 2011

The use of pesticide methyl bromide in California discriminated against Latino school children, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said last Thursday.




How Seniors Survived Katrina—Family, Faith and Community

News Orleans Agenda/New America Media, News Report, Katrina L. Rogers, Posted: Aug 29, 2011

Six years after Hurricane Katrina robbed seniors of their homes and their way of life, family, faith and community have offset government failures to help them go on.




California Clinic Puts Smile on Community Care

New America Media, Video, Text: Viji Sundaram//Video: Ann Bassette, Posted: Aug 29, 2011

East Palo Alto has a model health and dental clinic that puts a smile on one of the roughest and poorest communities in California.




Hurricane Irene: Echoes of Katrina, Memories of Philippine Typhoons

New America Media, First Person, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Aug 28, 2011

As Hurricane Irene hit New York, six years after Katrina drowned New Orleans, one NYC writer also found himself recalling the typhoons of his Filipino youth.




Partial Wisconsin Recall Win Leaves Progressives Regrouping

Tom Dispatch , News Analysis, Andy Kroll, Posted: Aug 28, 2011

Wisconsin’s spring protests led Democrats to recall two GOP legislators this month, but they failed in their ultimate goal—to regain control of the state senate. Will they try for Gov. Walker next?




Exodus: A Dreamer’s Kafkaesque Deportation

New America Media, First Person, Dani Zamora, Posted: Aug 28, 2011

Dani Zamora is an American artist, who had not been in his native Mexico for 11 years. But a wrong turn near the border led to his strange, deportation in handcuffs.




Advocate Warns of Possible Spike in Foreclosure Rescue Scams

New America Media, Video, Reporter: Odette Keeley; Video: Josue Rojas, Valerie Klinker & Odette Keeley, Posted: Aug 27, 2011

With 3 million more foreclosures predicted nationally this year, California housing advocates warn of a possible spike in rescue scams, a result of the proposed cuts in HUD foreclosure services.




NAM Radio: Comedian DL Hughley on Campaign 2012

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

He famously got the White House Press Secretary to admit the truth about Iraqi WMD's & his comments on the presidential campaign are just as newsworthy.




Criminalizing Our Youth to Excuse Police Murder

San Francisco Bayview, News Report, David Slagle, Posted: Aug 27, 2011

The carefully molded portrayal of the “feral street thug" in the U.K. and the U.S. is part of the failure of the American media to cover stories relating to police murders.




Philanthropy on the Rise Among Arab Americans

New America Media, News Report, Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Aug 27, 2011

Philanthropy is usually not the first word associated with Arabs and Arab-Americans. But nationwide, Arab community organizations are working to change this perception.




Ca. School Districts Struggle to Provide Summer Programs

EdSource/New America Media, Video, Report: Susan Frey and Raquel Gonzales // Video: Eming Piansay and Vivian Po, Posted: Aug 27, 2011

While California’s economic environment has hit summer programs hard, school districts came up with ways to offer summer classes for struggling students.




Inmigrante latino es estrella creciente del Partido Republicano en Surprise, Arizona

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

Steve Montenegro es el resultado de un esfuerzo nacional por los republicanos para reclutar y entrenar a más candidatos hispanos.




Will Local Jobs Sail in With the America’s Cup?

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Aug 26, 2011

San Franciscans may not be first in line for thousands of jobs created in the build-up to the 34th America’s Cup, contrary to the city’s new local hiring law.




Life Terms for Two Men Who Murdered Chauncey Bailey

Chauncey Bailey Project, News Report, Josh Richman and Thomas Peele, Posted: Aug 26, 2011

Former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusef Bey IV was sentenced Friday to three consecutive life terms in prison.




9/11 Through New York's Ethnic Media Lens - An Ethnic Media Luncheon Roundtable - Monday, Aug 29th

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Aug 26, 2011

We want to use the event to produce a multi-media package to post on NAM's website, syndicate to NAM's ethnic media network and partners, including CUNY TV, Feet in Two Worlds, The Word and air on NAM's NPR weekly radio show in San Francisco and Comcast TV show New America Now.




President Obama Can Seize King’s Racial Dream High Ground

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

The dedication of the King Memorial comes as black Americans worry about Obama’s commitment to King’s legacy. The president could allay those fears.




In Alabama, Immigration Law Hits Pocketbooks

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Aug 26, 2011

It is time for Alabama to understand that restrictive immigration state laws have serious side effects that hit everyone’s pocketbooks.




NAM Radio: John Sayles' Amigo & the US-Philippine War

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Aug 26, 2011

A new feature film portrays the human consequences of the Philippine-American War.




Legislators, Community Concerned Over Michigan's Anti-Shari'a Style Bill

The Arab American News, News Report, Natasha Dado, Posted: Aug 26, 2011

Democratic state representatives and civil rights activists are strongly concerned about , the "anti-shari'a style bill," House Bill 4769.




Why Rick Perry is Bad for Hispanics

The Texas Tribune, News Report, Rafael Anchia, Posted: Aug 26, 2011

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's one-time support for Hispanics is long gone, argues State Rep. Rafael Anchia. His path to the presidency now means scapegoating Latinos.




College Student Anxiety, Depression Levels Show Sharp Rise

Black Voice News, News Report, Chris Levister, Posted: Aug 25, 2011

University administrators say over 60 percent of college students report that their parents now expect them to work during the school year.




Forbes Lists Korean Immigrant Among 100 Most Influential

Korea Times, News Report, Kim Tae-gyu, Posted: Aug 25, 2011

A South Korean immigrant to the United States was among the list of 100 of the world’s most influential women, including mainly politicians and bureaucrats as well as chief executive officers.




Jobs Resignation a Boon for Korean IT?

Korea Times, News Report, Ja-young Yoon, Posted: Aug 25, 2011

Steve Jobs resignation as CEO of Apple may bring some relief to Korean IT firms, but his contributions far outweigh the costs of competition.




Katrina Pain Index 2011: Race, Gender, Poverty

The New Orleans Agenda, News Analysis, Bill Quigley and Davida Finger, Posted: Aug 25, 2011

Six years ago, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf coast. The impact of Katrina and government bungling continue to inflict major pain on the people left behind.




Primer: Keystone XL Pipeline Crosses Age-old Aquifer

SolveClimate News, News Report, Lisa Song, Posted: Aug 25, 2011

A proposal to build a 1,700 mile Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline has become the latest flashpoint between environmentalists and industry over climate change.




NAM Radio: The Past and Future of Sudan

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

Here are some of the reasons why American, European, Chinese and other multinational corporations had a vested interest in Sudan's recent split into two nations.




Funk Season 2011 -- Violence at Niner vs. Raider Game Mirrors Mayhem on Bay Streets

New America Media, Commentary, Kevin Weston, Posted: Aug 25, 2011

NAM editor Kevin Weston argues the violence at last week's Raider-49er pre-season matchup was fueled by violence on the streets and age-old Bay Area animosities.




Lone Resident of Bygone Shrimper Village Faces Eviction

California Watch, Video, Story and text: Joanna Lin // Video: Carrie Ching, Posted: Aug 25, 2011

California’s budget cuts will close 70 state parks, including China Camp, where Frank Quan, 85, has lived his entire life—and may have to move.




Hiking on the Border: The Iran Bashing Continues

New America Media, Commentary, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Aug 25, 2011

The American hikers sentenced in Iran last week partly for spying are pawns in a game involving U.S. efforts to demonize Iran while avoiding attention to its own detainees.




Viet Pop Star to Sing National Anthem at Padres Game

Bolsavik.com, News Report, Posted: Aug 24, 2011

For its game against the Giants (by the way, we’re talking about the MLB champion baseball team from San Francisco, not the football team from New York that Vietnamese are more familiar with) on September 5, the Padres will celebrate Vietnamese culture with a pre-game ao dai fashion show, a Viet band from Orange County, and Y Lan will open the game with the national anthem.




California's First Asian Majority Legislative District

Hyphen Magazine, News Report, Posted: Aug 24, 2011

The West San Gabriel Valley may soon be home to the first majority Asian American state or federal electoral district in California.




Amid Allegations of Human Trafficking, Guatemala to Review Adoptions

New America Media, News Report, Meredith Hoffman, Posted: Aug 24, 2011

Guatamala moves to review international adoption cases that were halted by the United States in 2007 amid allegations of kidnappings and human trafficking.




兒童是加州經濟不景氣下隱形的受害者

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Aug 24, 2011

根據週三公佈的一份新報告,不穩定住房和失業兩項問題將負面影響加州兒童的福祉。





Outreach Program Connects Immigrant Parents and Students

New America Media, News Report, John Sakata, Posted: Aug 24, 2011

An innovative outreach program in one Ca. school district serves to inform immigrant parents on how to open lines of communication with their kids.




The MLK Memorial's Complicated History

The Root, News Report, Cynthia Gordy , Posted: Aug 24, 2011

Critics say the new MLK Memorial, to be officially dedicated this weekend, betrays the message championed by the famed civil rights leader.




Headless Bodies and Jobless Workers - The Roots of Mexico’s Sadism

New America Media, News Analysis, Jose Luis Sierra, Posted: Aug 24, 2011

The five decapitated bodies and two scalped heads dumped in Acapulco raise questions about sadism in Mexico. For answers, just look to Mexico’s unemployment numbers.




NAM Radio: Rape and the International Monetary Fund

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Aug 23, 2011

Parallels between what an ex-IMF-head was alleged to have done to a citizen of the developing world, & what the IMF is accused of doing to the developing world.




Feds Probe Los Angeles Sheriff Racial Profiling in White Suburbs

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Aug 23, 2011

The Department of Justice announced an investigation into allegations of racial discrimination by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department on Friday.




NAM Radio: A Transgender Latino's Family Story

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Aug 23, 2011

An ambitious new film covers immigration, imprisonment, and transgender identity in a story about a Latino family in New York.




President Obama’s Black Jobs Dilemma

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

The Congressional Black Caucus is voicing increased anger at President Obama’s silence on black unemployment. But blacks will still back his reelection.




Libya's Destiny: Eurafrica or Africa?

New America Media, News Report, Yoichi Shimatsu, Posted: Aug 23, 2011

NAM contributor Yoichi Shimatsu argues that Arab racism is fueling an uprising that seeks to dislodge Libya from its African roots.




L.A. School Educates Those "Shut Out" of the System

New America Media, News Report, Charlene Muhammad, Posted: Aug 23, 2011

Free L.A. High School, opened in 2007 by the Youth Justice Center, offers students an alternative to incarceration through a revolutionary approach to education.




Domestic Workers Struggle Now Like Women in "The Help"

New America Media, Commentary, Rebecca Smith and Jill Shenker, Posted: Aug 22, 2011

In the U.S.. more than 2 million domestic workers continue to labor and be exploited like the women in "The Help." But there are new calls for their rights and protections.




ICE Halts Deportation of Gay Venezuelan National

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

Riverside county resident Alex Benshimol received notice Saturday that he would not be deported, as had been ruled on Aug. 11.




Redistricting Splits Fremont into 2 Congress, Assembly Districts

India-West, News Report, Richard Springer, Posted: Aug 22, 2011

Fremont leaders and the Indian American community are not happy that their city has been split into two congressional and Assembly districts in the redistricting map finalized last week.




Gaddafi Falls While the Arab Spring Continues to Bear Deadly Fruit

New America Media, News Analysis, Behrouz Saba, Posted: Aug 22, 2011

Behind the Arab Spring and televised celebrations of Gaddafi’s fall, the U.S., Europe and Big Oil are pursuing a new colonial strategy to the detriment of all.




NAM Radio: Prison Labor and the New Sweatshop

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

Prison labor is the new sweatshop -- a system where highly disenfranchised individuals are forced into labor for the greater profit of corporations.




How States Broke the Record on Immigration Bills in 2011

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Aug 22, 2011

Earlier this month, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Alabama’s H.B. 56, which is considered the nation’s most harsh state-level immigration-enforcement law. It grants police broad powers to detain people they suspect are undocumented, makes it a crime to aide undocumented persons, bars sanctuary policies, and forces school to check students’ immigration status among other things.




Gentrification Pushing African Americans Out of Cities

Black America Web, News Report, Glenn Minnis, Posted: Aug 22, 2011

Metropolitan areas from New York to Los Angeles and seemingly all points in between continue to take on virtually unrecognizable characteristics, longtime residents say.




Impre Poll: Obama Loses Ground Among Latino Voters

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

In the most recent poll released by impreMedia and Latino Decisions, only 39 percent of Latinos voters were sure they would vote for President Obama.




Housing Crisis: A Breeding Ground for 'Get-Rich-Quick' Schemes

LA Beez, News Report, Dionesio C. Grava, Posted: Aug 22, 2011

There is an old saying that while it takes hands to build a house, it takes hearts to build a home.




Black Londoners Say Class, Not Race Drove Riots

Washington Afro, News Report, Sean Yoes, Posted: Aug 22, 2011

The recent riots in London were largely depicted by media as young Blacks rampaging through the northern section of the city, looting stores and vandalizing property as a stunned world looked on.




Latino Immigrant Is Rising GOP Star in Surprise, Arizona

New America Media, News Feature, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Aug 22, 2011

Steve Montenegro, a Republican legislator from Arizona who supported SB 1070 and opposes the Dream Act, is himself an immigrant from El Salvador.




Korean Media, Community Come Through for Undocumented

New America Media, News Report, Aruna Lee, Posted: Aug 22, 2011

An undocumented Korean family with an autistic child reaches out to community for help as they struggle with finances in Los Angeles.




Dying for a Glass of Clean Water in CA’s San Joaquin Valley

New America Media, Photo Essay, david bacon, Posted: Aug 22, 2011

In the small town of Lanare, locals are fighting for access to clean drinking water, a problem in many poor, rural communities across the state.




Immigrant Parents and Education: When Being Strict Becomes a Hindrance

New America Media, News Feature, John Sakata, Posted: Aug 21, 2011

Vietnamese immigrant parents in one Orange County school district are strictly emphasizing academics, but is it hurting or helping their kids?




Latinos Changing the World Through Twitter?

Al Día, News Report, Ana Gamboa, Translated by Raul Rodriguez and Elena Shore, Posted: Aug 21, 2011

The hashtag #LATISM (Latinos in Social Media) is used by many Latino users to connect with each other on Twitter.




Same-Sex Bi-National Couples Now “Low-Priority” for Deportation

New America Media, News Report, Raul Rodriquez, Posted: Aug 20, 2011

At President Obama's orders, DHS will now give low priority to deportation cases involving individuals in same-sex relationships with U.S. citizens.




Groups Worry About Environmental Footprint of America's Cup on SF Bay

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Aug 20, 2011

Little time for planning means a higher risk that the America's Cup in San Francisco will have an adverse environmental impact.




The Politics Behind the China-Georgetown Basketball Fiasco

New America Media, Question & Answer, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Aug 19, 2011

The political ramifications of this week's basketball brawl between a Chinese team drawn from the military and Georgetown University's team.




Immigrant Rights Activists Are Obama’s Freedom Riders

New America Media, Commentary, Henry Fernandez, Posted: Aug 19, 2011

Like the Freedom Riders of the early 1960s, immigrant rights activists have forced the hand of a reluctant president.




Did Anti-Americanism Fuel the China-Georgetown Basketball Brawl?

New America Media, Commentary, Donny Lumpkins, Posted: Aug 19, 2011

It’s too bad the Georgetown players had to be the target of an apparent hate which they are not responsible for.




California Law Firm Nailed for Mortgage Scam

New America Media, News Report, Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Aug 19, 2011

CA's Attorney General filed suit against a law firm for their role in a scam that took advantage of thousands of homeowners.




Poll: More Than Half of Americans Believe King’s Dream Has Been Fulfilled

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Aug 19, 2011

Poll: More Than Half of Americans Believe King’s Dream Has Been Fulfilled




London Aftermath-Consequences and Repercussions

New York Amsterdam News, News Analysis, Merissa Richards, Nayaba Arinde and Orobosa Igbinedion , Posted: Aug 19, 2011

As London and other major U.K. cities hit with rioting are cleaning up, people are being picked up daily by police.




Tragedy in Norway Borne Out of Seeds of Racism and Intolerance in UK, EU

The Final Call, News Report, Starla Muhammad, Posted: Aug 19, 2011

A native Norwegian, Mr. Breivik, 32, reportedly confessed to bombing government headquarters downtown in the capitol Oslo, killing eight people before going on a shooting spree at a youth group retreat killing dozens more.




NAM Radio: Bill McKibben and the Alaska-to-Texas Oil Pipeline

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Aug 19, 2011

Leading environmental activist Bill McKibben discusses the controversial Alaska-Canada-Texas oil pipeline, known as the Transcanada, in the works.




Give "The Help" -- and Black Working Women -- a Break

New America Media, First Person, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Aug 19, 2011

Criticism of “The Help” for stereotyping ignores its rare focus on black women caught between racial brutality and their hopes for the civil rights movement.




One in Four California Families Can't Afford Food for Their Kids

New America Media, News Report, Raul Rodriguez , Posted: Aug 19, 2011

California had the second highest number of metropolitan areas with rates of food hardship in households with children, according to a new report.




Blacks & Hispanics More Concerned Over Children's Health

New America Media, News Report, Caitlin Fuller, Posted: Aug 19, 2011

An annual poll shows significant differences among ethnic groups in their levels of concern over children’s health.




Philippines Eyes Oil-Rich Sea Ridge

Philippine News/ABS-CBN News, News Report, Posted: Aug 19, 2011

Manila's application to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Seas could get approved next year.




Muslim Woman Harassed and Threatened with Gun

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Aug 19, 2011

Council on American Islamic Relations chapter in Michigan has asked the FBI to look into the case.




U.S. to Review All Deportation Cases

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Aug 18, 2011

The Obama administration announced Thursday that it will begin a case-by-case evaluation of all immigrants who are in deportation proceedings.




San Francisco Files Suit Against Car Wash for Wage Theft

New America Media, News Report, Raul Rodriquez, Posted: Aug 18, 2011

Latino workers say they were forced to wait in unsanitary back rooms for hours on end before being allowed to "clock in" for work.




Aid From Western Democracies Stifles Ethiopian Democracy

New America Media, Commentary, Ethiopian Americans Council, Posted: Aug 18, 2011

The recent drought in Ethiopia has uncovered widespread abuse of Western aid money by the Ethiopian government.




Association of Black Women Historians: Open Letter to Fans of "The Help"

New America Media, Commentary, Association of Black Women Historians, Posted: Aug 18, 2011

The movie "The Help" distorts, ignores, and trivializes the experiences of black domestic workers, amongst other historical concerns.




Will a New George Jackson Ever Emerge?

BlackAmericaWeb.com, News Analysis, Gregory Kane, Posted: Aug 18, 2011

George Jackson died on Aug. 21, 1971. He was either killed during an escape attempt from California’s San Quentin State Prison or murdered as part of a government conspiracy, depending on whose version of reality you choose to believe.




Children Are Invisible Victims of California's Tanking Economy

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

A new study shows that foreclosure has impacted nearly one million children in California since 2007.




Two-Thirds of Californians Unprepared for Costs of Elder Care

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Aug 18, 2011

Two-thirds of Californians in a new poll worry they can’t afford the huge cost of long-term care—but the state is still cutting vital programs.




Foreclosure & the American Dream: Two Women's Stories

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi / Photos: Joe Rodriguez, Posted: Aug 18, 2011

Two American women share their story of how the American dream became a nightmare when their homes went into foreclosure.




Setting the Record Straight on S-Comm

New America Media, Commentary, Jorge-Mario Cabrera, Posted: Aug 18, 2011

For the record, Mr. President: S-Comm and other deportation machines are nothing to be “proud” of. Shame is more accurate.




Study: Tribes Most Impacted by Climate Change

Navajo Times, News Report, Cindy Yurth, Posted: Aug 18, 2011

A recent study by the National Wildlife Federation concluded that America's tribes are the people most impacted by climate change




Two National Reports Call for Reform of Employment-Based Immigration

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Aug 17, 2011

Two reports released Wednesday call on the Obama administration to streamline the immigration process for skilled workers.




Drug Trafficking: Central America’s Dark Shadow

COHA, News Report, Lauren Mathae, Posted: Aug 17, 2011

Eight-four percent of illegal cocaine that reaches the United States passes through Central America.




"Code Talkers Day" Salutes a Proud Legacy

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

On Wednesday, President Ben Shelly issued a proclamation naming Aug. 14-19 as Navajo Nation Code Talkers Week.




Obama Extends Immigration Status to Liberians

Twin Cities Daily Planet, News Report, Posted: Aug 17, 2011

Obama extend Liberians immigration status.




Healthcare: The Next Booming Vietnamese Market

Talk.OneVietnam.org, News Report, Posted: Aug 17, 2011

Demand for healthcare is booming in Vietnam.




"The Help" Isn't Helping

New America Media, Commentary, Donny Lumpkins, Posted: Aug 17, 2011

I walked out of "The Help." I’ve made a pact with myself that as soon as the fried chicken and the N-word start to get thrown around, I'll remove myself from the situation.




Students Bearing the Brunt of Cutbacks in California

New America Media, Video, Text: Eming Piansay / Video: Min Lee, Posted: Aug 17, 2011

California's budget woes are causing local governments to put the squeeze on school districts, and students are paying the price in more ways than one.




They Might Be Gigantes—Latino Ballers Mum on Immigration

New America Media, Commentary, Kevin Weston, Posted: Aug 17, 2011

Giants manager Bruce Bochy nailed a writer’s tweet as “racist” for calling a player an “illegal alien.” But where’s the Latino Jackie Robinson?




Manila Won't Cut Ties with Syria—and 17,000 Workers There

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Aug 16, 2011

The Philippines won't cut diplomatic ties with Syria, because President Aquino is worried about jeopardizing the status of 17,000 Filipino overseas workers there.




Asians, Pacific Islanders Seek Power in San Diego

Filamstar.net , News Report, Posted: Aug 16, 2011

Asian/Pacific Islanders in Aan Diego were the fastest-growing ethnic population in San Diego over the last decade, yet they are unrepresented in local elective offices.




K-Pop, Chinese Sex Scandal and North Korea

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Aug 16, 2011

It may not be what South Korea intended, but if reports are to be believed the K-Pop phenomenon is certainly pushing the boundaries of so-called “soft power.”




Activists Call for End to Secure Communities Program

La Opinión, News Report, Jorge Morales Almada, Translated by Caitlin Fuller, Posted: Aug 16, 2011

At a hearing in Los Angeles on Monday, community members told DHS the Secure Communities program must end.




Hunger Doesn't Take a Summer Vacation

Black Voice News, News Report, Chris Levister, Posted: Aug 16, 2011

Riverside, Calif. recreation supervisor Jerry Hurley runs a highly successful lunch program, serving 200,000 free meals this summer.




Cheating Atlanta Schools Received $500k in Bonuses, What Now?

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Aug 16, 2011

This week, many Atlanta Public Schools will reopen their doors after a tumultuous summer spent managing the fallout from the confirmed news of the district’s massive teacher cheating scandal. Summer may be over, but cleaning up the mess has only begun.




The Racial Wealth Gap’s Larger Than Ever

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Aug 16, 2011

The racial wealth gap has been enormous ever since the Census Bureau began measuring it 25 years ago.




Mexican Water Polo Team Aims For Olympics With Commerce's Help

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Aug 16, 2011

"we're in our own little bubble," protected from their usual distractions at home in Mexico




$25 Million Settlement in Katrina Hospital Class Action Suit

Final Call, News Report, Jesse Muhammad, Posted: Aug 16, 2011

A Louisiana judge has given a preliminary approval to a $25 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit by plaintiffs against a New Orleans hospital.




Are African Americans Who Are Critical of Obama Traitors?

Los Angeles Sentinel, News Report, Yussuf J. Simmonds, Posted: Aug 16, 2011

Tom Joyner called those who criticize the president "haters," saying they need to be quiet because Obama doesn't need the black vote to be split.




How an L.A. Charter School Became a Success Lab

New America Media, News Report, Yolanda Arenales, Posted: Aug 16, 2011

Armida Barrera has paid a price for living in a disadvantaged neighborhood: the poor education of her first seven children.




Author: How the Drug Lords Took Over Mexico

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

In Mexico, an elite group maintains control of the illegal drug market and, with a little help from Mexican and US officials, is extending its grip through Latin America.




Has CA's Redistricting Experiment Worked? A Key Reformer Says Yes

New America Media, Question & Answer, Nina Martin, Posted: Aug 16, 2011

On Monday, the new California Citizens Redistricting Commission reached an important milestone, approving final political maps for Congress, the state Legislature, and the Board of Equalization.




Poll: Latino Voters Favor Raising Taxes

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

A national poll released by impreMedia and Latino Decisions Monday indicates that Latino voters favor raising taxes on the wealthy.




Chinese Households Save More Money Than American Households

AsianWeek, News Report, Posted: Aug 15, 2011

A study by the University of Missouri compares savings habits of Chinese households versus American households.




Undocumented and Korean at UC Berkeley

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Aug 15, 2011

When one UC Berkeley student disclosed his status as an undocumented immigrant, the response was telling. “A lot of the students were surprised at seeing a yellow face."




Rick Perry’s “Texas Miracle” Con Job

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

Nearly 40 percent of the jobs created in Texas, under Gov. Perry's watch, are bottom rung, minimum wage jobs.




Dramatic rise in the Number of Asian Businesses in Irvine

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Aug 14, 2011

More and more Asian-owned businesses — and customers — swarm to Irvine, as immigrant populations boom in a city often ranked as one of the safest places to live in America.




K-Pop Delivers on the American Dream

New America Media, News Feature, Justin Lai, Posted: Aug 14, 2011

The Korean Wave, or Hallyu, is splashing onto America's shores and making Asian youngsters torn to banks like Super Junior or SHNee for their entertainment fix.




New Asian-American Network-MYX TV Aims to Break "Bamboo" Ceiling

New America Media, Video, Anchor: Odette Keeley, Videography: "Upside" - Comcast Production Group, Posted: Aug 14, 2011

MYX TV’s unique programming, including Korean pop or K-Pop aims to bring more fresh, Asian-American and Asian talent, faces and voices to a mainstream audience.




Justice at the Price of Violence?

New America Media, Commentary, Miguel Bibanco, Posted: Aug 14, 2011

Protesting the death of 29-year-old Mark Duggan with violence makes no sense. What is needed is true activism.




Chilean Student Movement Leads Uprising For Political Transformation

New America Media, News Report, Roger Burbach, Posted: Aug 13, 2011

Weeks of demonstrations and strikes by Chilean students earlier this week seems to suggest that Chile is becoming a part of the global movement of youth that is transforming the world bit by bit.




Indian American Philanthropist Commissions Buddha Statue in Cambodia.

India-West, News Report, Lisa Tsering, Posted: Aug 13, 2011

An Indian American philanthropist in the Bay Area, wanting to heal Cambodians victimized during the Pol Pot regime, has commissioned an 80-ton sandstone statue of the Buddha in Siem Reap there.




In Case You Missed It -- NASA Finds Traces of DNA in Space

New America Media, News Analysis, Andrew Lam, Posted: Aug 12, 2011

NASA researchers say they have evidence that DNA building blocks may have originated from space.




Hispanic Leaders Give Obama a "B"

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

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda gave President Obama and Congress a "B" grade on addressing social issues important to Latinos.




How America's Safety Net Has Become A Dragnet

New America Media, Commentary, Barbara Ehrenreich, Posted: Aug 12, 2011

In this new afterword to her best seller, Nickel and Dimed, author Barbara Ehrenreich explains how 10 years after that book’s publication and amid a spiraling recession, poverty is increasingly becoming criminalized in America.




S&P’s U.S. Downgrade: What’s Age Got to Do With It?

New America Media, News Analysis, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Aug 12, 2011

In the shadows of S&P’s downgrade of the U.S. credit rating is its 2010 global aging report, calling for nations to cut their health and pension budgets—or else!




Japanese Comedians Beat Up Female Korean Martial Artist

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Aug 11, 2011

South Korean netizens are in an uproar over a popular Japanese variety show that featured three well-known comedians beating up a female Korean martial artist.




Republicans Delay Confirmation of New US Ambassador to South Korea

New America Media, News Report, The Chosun Ilbo, Posted: Aug 11, 2011

The official confirmation for the next U.S. ambassador to South Korea designate, Sung Kim, is unexpectedly being delayed although it seemed a mere formality. Apparently some senators are stalling because they worry about the direction of the Obama administration's North Korea policy, but who they are is not known.




The Macroeconomics of London Riots

New America Media, News Analysis, Ed Targett, Posted: Aug 11, 2011

Britain's social fabric is clearly brittle and children growing there suffer greater deprivation, frail parental ties, exposure to drugs and alcohol than other wealthy countries. Little wonder that they snapped.




Feds Raid University Popular With Indian Students

India-West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Aug 11, 2011

U.S. immigration officials raided the University of Northern Virginia -- a popular American college for Indian students -- for allegedly failing to comply with federal regulations for administering foreign student visas.




Muslim TV Show Airs on Hispanic Network

New America Media, News Report, Zaineb Mohammed, Posted: Aug 11, 2011

Salam TV is a groundbreaking partnership between Muslim and Hispanic media in Phoenix, Ariz.




Detroit, Arab Americans Welcome AAJA Convention

The Arab American News, News Report, Nick Meyer, Posted: Aug 10, 2011

The Asian American Journalists Association, is holding its 22nd Annual National Convention in Detroit this week, focusing on stories surrounding the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.




More Multinationals in Vietnam: Nestle Invests $270 Million to Build New Coffee Factory

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

Nestle in Vietnam.




Eye on Europe: Once Public Trust Goes, Can Democracy Be Far Behind?

New America Media, News Analysis, Frank Viviano, Posted: Aug 10, 2011

Angry, violent civil disturbances, first in Paris and now in London, have revealed enormous tinderboxes of alienation.




Huffington Post’s Greatest Person of the Day, An-Phong Vo

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

huffington's post, sos vietnamese boat person




Oakland Youth Crosses Culture Boundaries with Chinese Opera

New America Media, Audio, Malcolm Marshall and Alicia Marie, Posted: Aug 10, 2011

This week on YO!Radio -- for backpack packed college students e-books make the grade, youth friendly MTV turns 30, and one Black youth from Oakland enters the world of Chinese opera.




HIV Epidemic Growing Fastest Among Black Gay and Bisexual Men

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Aug 10, 2011

Young black gay and bisexual men are the only population in the U.S. in which the pace of HIV’s spread is increasing, according to a startling study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday.




S. Korea Angered Over U.S. Support for 'Sea of Japan'

Korea Times, News Report, Park Si-soo , Posted: Aug 10, 2011

South Korea is urging Washington to withdraw its recent decision to support the use of the name "Sea of Japan" for waters separating the country from its neighbor to the east.




Wells Fargo Sued in Reverse Mortgage Dispute

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Aug 10, 2011

AARP and two law firms filed a class action suit against Wells Fargo and Fannie Mae on behalf of reverse mortgage heirs for illegally foreclosing on their homes.




Soil contamination survey to occur at Mariano Lake

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Aug 09, 2011

soil, contamination, uranium, chevron, navajo, new mexico, lake,




Twitter Now Offers Tweeting in Tagalog and Malay

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Aug 09, 2011

Twitter announced Monday it now offers tweeting in Tagalog and Malay, bringing its translation service to 13 non-English languages.




Philly Mayor Imposes Curfew to Stop Flash Mobs

Philadelphia Tribune, News Report, Larry Miller, Posted: Aug 09, 2011

A 9 p.m. curfew for children under the age of 18 was inacted in Philadelphia to stop mobs of African-American teens assaulting pedestrians.




Breastfeeding Festivals to Improve Health in Vietnam

Talk.Onevietnam.org, News Report, Posted: Aug 09, 2011

Participation in the World Breastfeeding Week is part of a larger effort by the Vietnamese government to improve the height, strength, and nutrition of Vietnamese children. According to Thanh Nien News, the targeted average height is 1.67 meters and 1.56 meters.




CA’s Goal to Reduce Prison Overcrowding Hinges on Counties

New America Media, Commentary, Raj Jayadev, Posted: Aug 09, 2011

If Santa Clara County is going to reduce the number of people it sends to state prisons, it needs to change the decision points that lead to incarceration in the first place.




Is Obama Losing Black Support?

Black America Web, News Report, Michael H. Cottman, Posted: Aug 09, 2011

“I’m not voting for Obama!” said one black man, a regular barbershop customer. “Won’t do it, and I’m not afraid to say it. Black men don’t have jobs."




New Limits on Background Checks Considered

Atlanta Post, News Analysis, Jenna Greene , Posted: Aug 09, 2011

About 92 million Americans—more than one in four adults—have some kind of criminal history, according to the U.S. Department of Justice




Real Estate Brokers Meet in NOLA, Foreclosures Soar

New Orleans Agenda, News Report, Joanne Williams, Posted: Aug 09, 2011

The lingering economic unsteadiness, unacceptably high foreclosure rates, and changing government-backed mortgage lending policies serve as the backdrop for the 64th Annual Convention of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB).




Brooklynites Locked out of Neighborhood Jobs

Amsterdam News, News Report, Cyril Josh Barker, Posted: Aug 09, 2011

Low-income and minority residents in Brooklyn say they are being left out in the cold while looking for jobs in developments springing up downtown.




Royce condemns treatment of Father Nguyen Van Ly

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Aug 09, 2011

Father Ly was sentenced to eight years in prison on charges of distributing anti-government propaganda. In a sham trial that lasted mere hours, Father Ly recited anti-communist slogans and condemned the Vietnamese justice system.




GA Redistricting to Curb Voting Power of Immigrants, Minorities

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, video: Mike Siv, Posted: Aug 09, 2011

The passage of HB 87, state legislation clearly targeting immigrants, has given rise to an increasing awareness among Georgia’s ethnic minorities about what’s at stake for their political empowerment under the ongoing redistricting process.




Japanese Protestors Rally Against Korean Dramas

Koream Magazine, News Report, Posted: Aug 08, 2011

While serving as Yokohama mayor, Nakada urged public schools in the city to adopt history textbooks distorting Korea-Japan history.




Obama to Meet With Latino Newspaper Reporters

Al Día, News Report, Posted: Aug 08, 2011

President Obama will meet with reporters from regional Latino newspapers at the White House Monday evening.




Medicare and Medicaid Are Not Safe From the Debt Deal Cuts

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Aug 08, 2011

the first round of budget cuts was just a preview of what lies ahead.




RAW VIDEO: San Francisco District Attorney Debate

New America Media, News Report, Ann Bassette, Posted: Aug 08, 2011

Last week, a debate was held between the four candidates vying for the recently vacated position of San Francisco Attorney. George Gason, David Onek, Vu Trinh and Sharmin Bock spoke on a number of issues including: the war on drugs, conviction rates, and the three strikes law.




In Utah, a ‘Kinder, Gentler’ Approach to Immigration?

New America Media, News Report, Anjana Sundaram, Posted: Aug 08, 2011

While some states have enacted enforcement-only measures, Utah has attempted to take a different approach.




Nikki Haley - A Whiter Shade of Brown

Firstpost.com, News Analysis, Sandip Roy, Posted: Aug 07, 2011

The Nikki Haley story is turning into a Shakespearean tragedy. The newest great brown hope of American politics is now being stabbed in the back by the Old Boys’ cabal.




Study: Nutritious Food Costs Thousands a Year, But Fat’s a Bargain

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Aug 06, 2011

USDA guidelines for a healthy diet introduced earlier this year call on Americans to consume more potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin D, and calcium, but a new study finds that balanced diet will cost you hundreds, if not thousands more dollars a year.




Study Shows Growing Number of Ethnic Elders in Financial Crisis

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Aug 06, 2011

As Washington considers cutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, a new report shows the ethnic elders are sinking ever more deeply into poverty.




Letter from Cairo: Ramadan Brings Protest, Crackdown and Hope

New America Media, First Person, Text and Photos: Shadi Rahimi, Posted: Aug 06, 2011

It was the first day of Ramadan and as afternoon prayers ended, men and women spilled out of mosques into the scorching downtown heat.




Writing the Tea Party Epitaph is Not Just Premature but Absurd

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

Far from writing the epitaph for the Tea Party, pundits should write about its rise in power.




The War on Drugs Enters Mexico’s Prisons

La Opinión, Commentary, Raymundo Riva Palacio, Translated by Caitlin Fuller, Posted: Aug 06, 2011

Recent murders in Mexican prisons reflect a new chapter in the war on drugs, as cartels look to prisons to hire their assassins.




16 Latin American Countries File Brief Against Alabama Law

Univision, News Report, Posted: Aug 05, 2011

Mexico and 15 other countries in Central and South America filed briefs Wednesday in support of the lawsuit against Alabama's anti-immigration law.




De primera línea en la lucha de ejecución hipotecaria sitiada

New America Media, News Report, Por Kat Aaron y Mary Kane, traducido por Raul Rodriguez, Posted: Aug 05, 2011

Recortes al presupuesto puede resultar en menos agencias de asesoría de vivienda.




Ethnic Californians -- The State’s ‘Environmental Vote’

New America Media, Video, Ngoc Nguyen, Video by Min Lee, Posted: Aug 05, 2011

Nearly three-fourths of Asians, blacks and Latinos support the state’s climate change law, according to a new PPIC poll.




ICE Announces It Will Impose Secure Communities on State and Local Governments

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

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Friday that it will continue to operate the controversial “Secure Communities” program.




DREAM Act a Win-Win: Good for Immigrant Women and Good for Economy

New America Media, Commentary, Monali Sheth, Posted: Aug 05, 2011

An attorney with Equal Rights Advocates argues that passage of the federal DREAM Act would have a direct impact on immigrant women.




El operativo 'Fast and Furious' resulta 'lento y titubante'

Hispanic Link, Commentary, José de la Isla, Posted: Aug 05, 2011

Los agentes que participaron del operativo Fast and Furious le perdieron el rastro de las armas.




'Fast and Furious' Gun Tracking Operation Is Slow and Dithering

Hispanic Link, Commentary, José de la Isla, Posted: Aug 05, 2011

Agents involved in operation Fast and Furious, as it was known, lost track of the guns they were supposed to be tracing.




SFPD Chief Answers Hunters Point Community After Shooting

New America Media, Video, Ann Bassette and Amanze Eminike, Posted: Aug 05, 2011

In the wake of a police involved incident that resulted in the death of 19-year-old Kenneth Harding SFPD Greg Suhr held a community meeting in the city's Hunters Point neighborhood.




In Indiana, Young People Lead Fight Against Immigration Laws

New America Media, News Report, Alejandra Saragoza, Posted: Aug 05, 2011

A law prohibiting undocumented students from accessing scholarships has ignited a wave of youth activism in Indiana.




Born to Run: The Secrets of Mexico's Tarahumara Tribe

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

Running is one of those sports that hurts so good, but a secretive tribe in Mexico has centuries-old traditions that help people run for hundreds of miles with no pain.




Frontline Troops in Foreclosure Fight Under Siege

The Investigative Reporting Workshop, Video, Kat Aaron and Mary Kane, video: Vaughn Hillyard, Posted: Aug 05, 2011

As many as 1 million foreclosure actions that should have taken place in 2011 will now happen in 2012, or even later.




Hazleton Anti-Immigration Law Gets Another Chance

Al Día, News Report, Posted: Aug 04, 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court in June instructed the Third Circuit Court of Appeals to review a decision that found Hazleton's immigration ordinances unconstitutional.




Vietnamese Concerns Prompt Redistricting Review

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

Concerns that the Vietnamese American community’s political influence will be split by Orange County’s redistricting process prompted the Board of Supervisors Tuesday to send the draft plan back to committee.




Southern California Town Considers E-Verify

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

The city of Costa Mesa could become the largest city in Southern California to implement the controversial E-Verify program.




In Georgia, Racial Issues Resurface With a New Anti-Immigrant Flavor

New America Media, News Report, Caitlin Fuller, Posted: Aug 04, 2011

Activists say the environment in Georgia is extremely hostile and anti-Latino against immigrants and citizens alike.




Latin Jazz Musicians File Class Action Against Grammy Awards

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Aug 04, 2011

Four Latin jazz musicians have filed a class-action suit against the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for eliminating the Best Latin Jazz Album.




Native American Activists Save Sacred Burial Ground From Bulldozers

New America Media, News Feature, Jacob Simas, Posted: Aug 04, 2011

Bulldozers were primed to level the ancient burial ground at Glen Cove, Calif., until hundreds of Native Americans staged a 108-day occupation.




New Marvel Comics Spider-Man is Black-Latino

ColorLines, News Report, Channing Kennedy, Posted: Aug 03, 2011

Marvel Comics’ new superhero is a half-African American half-Latino kid named Miles Morales.




Does Al Jazeera’s American Debut Give Hope For Media Diversity?

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Aug 03, 2011

The cable network launched at 12:00 a.m. on Monday in New York City. The managing director of Al Jazeera English has said the New York market provides more traffic to the AJE website than any other city in the world, making it a natural place for AJE to begin its operations in the U.S.




Gary Locke Confirmed as Envoy to China

Northwest Asianweekly, News Report, Posted: Aug 03, 2011

On Wednesday, July 27, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, 61, was confirmed as ambassador to China. Locke was nominated by President Barack Obama on March 9.




La Opinión Calls Debt Deal Disappointing

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Aug 03, 2011

Editors of La Opinión write that the strategy of "cutting, cutting and cutting" has emerged victorious.




Hikers In Iran - Caught in Web of International Politics

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

There is some hope that Shane Bauer and his traveling companion Josh Fattal -- incarcerated in Iran for two year -- may be released soon.




Sister Mischief: Young Adult Fiction's New Stars

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

A new book of young adult fiction explores homosexuality and cross-cultural relationships.




South Carolina Immigration Law Starts New Era of Racial Profiling

New America Media, News Report, Raul Rodriguez, Posted: Aug 03, 2011

South Carolina’s new anti-immigrant law strikes Latinos with fear of racial profiling—and reminds blacks of the state’s racist past.




China Side-Steps US Financial Crisis With Innovative Strategies

New America Media, Commentary, George Koo, Posted: Aug 03, 2011

China holds more US federal debt than any other foreign country and is taking action to side step potential future US default.




Study: Undocumented Students’ Jarring Transition to Workforce

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Aug 02, 2011

Every child is guaranteed a K-12 education, no matter what kind of documentation they can provide. But once students graduate from public schools, they must deal with the harsh reality of living as an undocumented resident, often for the first time, Gonzales explains.




Danger Signs for President Obama with Black Voters

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

The jobless rate has hit crisis levels in many inner city communities, and the perception is that the President simply isn’t doing enough to combat the crisis.




Civil Rights Report Shines Light on Education Disparities

BlackVoiceNews.com, News Report, Chris Levister, Posted: Aug 02, 2011

If algebra is the “gatekeeper” course that determines whether students will have access to higher education, then thousands of African American and other underserved high school students are facing a locked gate with no key.




Most NFL Players are Ready for Training Camp

Los Angeles Sentinel , News Report, Jason Lewis, Posted: Aug 02, 2011

Most NFL players used their time off during the lockout wisely by staying in shape.




Young Guns

Maynard Institute , News Report, Bob Butler, Posted: Aug 02, 2011

A Chicago television station story about the shooting of two teenagers that used video of a 4-year old boy saying he did not fear violence and wanted his own gun, has raised concerns with journalism educators and others.




Illinois a Sign of Hope for National Dreamers

Equal Voice for America's Families Newspaper, News Report, Kathy Mulady, Posted: Aug 02, 2011

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed his state's version of the Dream Act on Monday, a step forward in helping low-income immigrants go to college.




Alabama - On the Frontlines of the Nation’s Harshest Immigration Law

New America Media, News Report, Jonah Most, Posted: Aug 02, 2011

In June, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed into law the most severe immigration legislation in the nation.




Afghanistan the New Mexico?: Assassinations and the Drug Trade

New America Media, News Analysis, Fariba Nawa and Matthew DuPée, Posted: Aug 02, 2011

The Afghan drug trade has entered a new phase that could lead to the sort of violence that plagues Mexico.




Obama Should Endorse African Union's Libya Peace Plan

Black Star News, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Aug 01, 2011

President Obama can quickly end the Libya conflict by endorsing the African Union peace plan.




Hanging Out: Young People's Worries and Tactics to Stay Safe

New York Amsterdam News, News Report, Cyril Josh Baker, Posted: Aug 01, 2011

As we pass through the sweltering days and nights of another summer, young people continue the usual rituals of hanging out with friends at parties and outdoor events across the city on weekends and during the evening hours.




People of Color are Leading YouTube’s Growth

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Aug 01, 2011

Black and Latino users are the most active video consumers online, according to a report released on Tuesday by the Pew Internet & American Life Project.




New Mexican Migration Patterns

Immigration Policy Center, News Report, Posted: Aug 01, 2011

Fewer immigrants are coming, fewer are leaving, and a majority of the unauthorized population has been here for a decade or longer.




News Briefing - Californians and the Environment Poll - Wed, Aug 3rd

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Aug 01, 2011

The latest statewide survey on what Californians think about key environmental issues, including pollution, climate change, and renewable energy. The Public Policy Institute of California surveyed residents in 6 languages, and will present findings specific to Asian, Latino and African American communities




Latest CA Redistricting Maps Satisfy Most Minorities—But Not Latinos

New America Media, News Report, Nadra Kareem Nittle, Posted: Aug 01, 2011

Latinos say new political maps are an improvement over first drafts released in June but still don't reflect big population gains over the past decade.




Foreclosures Brutalize Rural Glenn County in Calif.

Sacramento Valley Mirror, News Feature, Tess Townsend, Posted: Aug 01, 2011

Glenn County's foreclosure rate is not much worse than California's average, but the mortgage crisis has had a greater impact in the small farming community than in other parts of the state.




U.S. Pharmaceutical Companies Testing Drugs on India’s Poor

New America Media, Interview, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Aug 01, 2011

Drug companies are experimenting on poor people in India and elsewhere without their informed consent. NAM interviewed Al Jazeera’s reporter on the story.