Students, Parents and Teachers Tell OUSD: Save Lakeview School

New America Media, Video, Saraj Fowler, Posted: Sep 30, 2011

This week students, teachers, parents and concerned community members representing Lakeview Elementary School in Oakland Calif. protested it's proposed closing.




Protesters Rush Wall St. Rallying Against Corporate Greed

Amsterdam News, News Report, Amity Paye and Nayaba Arinde//Photo: Bill More, Posted: Sep 30, 2011

The movement grew when a largely Black crowd of about 2,000 people marched from Union Square to Wall Street to protest the execution of Troy Davis.




'Mother of Hip-Hop' Dies

The Root, News Report, Jenée Desmond-Harris, Posted: Sep 30, 2011

Sylvia Vanterpool Robinson, known as the Mother of Hip-Hop, died today from congestive heart failure. She was 75 years old.




NAM Radio: Zahra's Paradise & the Iran Election Protesters

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Sep 30, 2011

Every time Iranians pour into the streets to protest, some of them disappear. This is the story of one young man & the struggle to learn what happened to him.




SF Mayoral Candidates Up Close with City College Students

New America Media, Video, Eming Piansay and Peter Schurmann/ video: Ann Bassette and Donny Lumpkins, Posted: Sep 30, 2011

Thirteen of the 16 S.F. mayoral candidates turned up to field questions from students at City College eager to be a part of the political debate.




Federal Court Ruling Could Give Relief to Day Laborers

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Sep 30, 2011

A recent federal court's ruling against one city's anti-solicitation ordinance could impact provisions in Arizona's SB 1070 related to day laborers.




NAM Radio: Pakistani American Comedian Kumail Nanjiani

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

He is a television star and a top-rated stand up comedian, but Pakistani American Kumail Nanjiani hasn't let it get to his head.




Dr. Conrad Murray, Not Michael Jackson, is on Trial

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

One commentator says Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray should not be let off the hook in the entertainer's death.




Through a Toddler's Eyes -- Growing Up Poor in the Bay Area

New America Media, Video, Valerie Klinker, Posted: Sep 29, 2011

17-month-old Terreace lives in the Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco in low income housing.




Inside the Shadow Economy -- A Growing Underworld Bazaar

New America Media/Salon, News Report, Andrew Leonard, Posted: Sep 29, 2011

Amid the recession, an unregulated marketplace worth $1.4 trillion undermines our economy -- and our future.




Inside the Shadow Economy -- Touch Me for Money, Life as a Male Escort

New America Media, News Report, Sean Shavers, Posted: Sep 29, 2011

When "Edward" needs cash fast he relies on the one thing he has complete control over: his body.




School Districts Investigated for Civil Rights Violations

America’s Wire, News Report, Nadra Kareem Nittle, Posted: Sep 29, 2011

School districts are being probed for possible violations, including failure to provide minority students with access to college- track courses.




Dark September: Journalists' Deaths Mount in Mexico

New America Media, News Report, Jose Luis Sierra, Posted: Sep 28, 2011

In Mexico, many journalists have been forced to resign for “security reasons,” as they have become “targets” of organized crime.




Study: Many College Students are Part-Timers, Less Likely to Graduate

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Sep 28, 2011

Will today’s generation of young people be the first in history to be less educated than their parents? New findings from a study conducted by Complete College America, a non-profit founded two years ago with financing from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, suggests that may be the case.




Nepali American Group Launches On-line Disaster Relief Site

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Sep 28, 2011

Last week’s deadly quake that struck the Indian state of Sikkim on the eastern border of Nepal prompted one Nepli group to create an on-line relief site.




U.S. on a Collision Course with Pakistan and Iran

New America Media, Commentary, Behrouz Saba, Posted: Sep 28, 2011

America’s involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq are doubtless impacting the pocketbooks of U.S. taxpayers, but pulling out from those two countries would allow Pakistan to take control of Afghanistan and Iran to move into Iraq. If that happened, Russia and China are not going to simply sit back and watch.




Students, Teachers Push to Halt Methyl Iodide Use in California Farms

New America Media, News Report, Li Miao Lovett, Posted: Sep 28, 2011

Teachers and students in Watsonville, Calif., are going all out to put the word out that using methyl iodide as a fumigant on strawberry fields was endangering the health of children and adults, contrary to what the California Department of Pesticide Regulation may say.




NAM Radio: The Biography of Obama's Father

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Sep 28, 2011

In utter contrast to his son, Barack Obama, Sr. was a man whose public image was politically incorrect and rebellious, according to a new biography.




In Saudi Arabia, a New Era for Women

New America Media, News Analysis, Frank Viviano, Posted: Sep 27, 2011

Saudi King Abdullah's speech last week hints at a dramatic generational shift that has been obscured by the stubborn longevity of the country’s ruling family.




La Opinión Calls for Two Latino Voting Districts in LA County

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Sep 27, 2011

Editors of La Opinión write that Los Angeles County supervisors should create a second Latino district.




Journalist Beheaded in Mexico

Latino Print Network, News Report, Posted: Sep 27, 2011

Mexican police say killing of a woman journalist whose decapitated body was found near the U.S. border appears to be the work of a violent drug cartel.




California’s Prison Hunger Strike is Back On

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Sep 27, 2011

Hunger strike is back on in Pelican Bay prison.




Mayoral Forum at CCSF - Wednesday, Sept. 28th

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Sep 27, 2011

Why: To educate students and the ethnic media about the candidates in the mayoral race and provide them with a forum where they can post questions to the candidates about their positions on issues of importance to both students and ethnic media.




The Irvine 11: Disturbing Free Speech

New America Media, News Feature, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Sep 27, 2011

A court ruling last week against a group of Muslim students from the University of California raises questions about the right to free speech.




Does Cain’s Florida Win Prove the GOP Isn’t Racist?

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Sep 27, 2011

The straw poll win of GOP black presidential candidate Herman Cain does seem to suggest that there's no truth in the charge that the GOP is racist. But the win was more a message to Rick Perry that conservatives don't think him as presidential material.




Broken Black Relationships, Where is the Love?

Final Call, News Feature, Starla Muhammad, Posted: Sep 26, 2011

The disproportionate number of unmarried Black women is being used as justification for professional Black women to marry non-Black men.




Report: Widespread Border Patrol Abuse Goes Unchecked

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Sep 26, 2011

Border patrol increase abuse.




NAM Radio: The Rise & Fall of the American Teacher

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

Sixty-two percent of teachers leave the profession in the first five years, even though they love their jobs. Something has to give for the American teacher.




For the Love of the Game - High School Football Won’t Stop

New America Media, Video, Text: Viji Sundaram / Video: Mike Siv, Posted: Sep 26, 2011

Football players at San Francisco's Galileo High School say the risk of serious injury has not changed their love of the game.




NAM Radio: Log Cabin Ranch

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

Just outside of La Honda, California, there is a juvenile probation center called Log Cabin Ranch where young men are incarcerated in a different kind of setting.




Pomona CA Schools to Boost Students' Awareness About Bullying

New America Media, News Report, Sheri L. Stuart , Posted: Sep 25, 2011

Schools in Pomona, Calif., have launched a model art program to boost student awareness about bullying.




How to Restore Blacks' Upward Mobility?

The Root, Commentary, Ellis Cose, Posted: Sep 25, 2011

Saving the black middle class will require more than Obama's jobs program, says author Ellis Cose.




NAM Radio: A Hundred Thousand Poets for Change

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

On September 24, 100,000 poets in 450 countries will gather to promote social, economic and environmental change.




Dispatch From Mexico—Reynosa, a City Under Siege

New America Media, News Report, José Luis Sierra, Posted: Sep 24, 2011

It takes 30 minutes to reach Reynosa, Mexico, from McAllen, Texas. But it only takes 30 seconds to realize that it’s a town under siege.




Troy Davis Protesters Occupy Wall Street

New America Media, News Feature, Ryan Devereaux, Posted: Sep 24, 2011

Just hours after the Troy Davis execution, hundreds of protesters joined forces to occupy Wall Street.




New Treaty Brings Hope to Domestic Workers

New America Media, News Report, Rong Xiaoqing , Posted: Sep 24, 2011

It may take a long time for domestic workers worldwide to enjoy the protection of the Domestic Workers Convention.




Undocumented Students Push for California Dream Act

New America Media, Video, Josue Rojas, Posted: Sep 24, 2011

Undocumented students are calling on Gov. Jerry Brown to sign into law a bill that would allow them to apply for state scholarships.




UN Report: California County Lacks Clean Water

Vida en el Valle, News Report, Rebecca Plevin, Posted: Sep 24, 2011

A United Nations report finds that unincorporated, majority-Latino communities in Tulare County have no access to clean drinking water.




Vietnamese Radio Station in Houston Launching TV Programmings

New America Media, Video, Ann Bassette, Posted: Sep 23, 2011

Vietnamese radio station owner is launching a 24 hour a day television station for larger Houston area, catering to Asian American population.




OneVietnam Network Hosts New York Launch Event

Talk.OneVietnam.org, News Report, Posted: Sep 23, 2011

vietnam, diaspora, technology, facebook, network, new york, san francisco,.




NAM Radio: Hollywood's Ukrainian American Star Vera Farmiga

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

Hollywood actress and now director Vera Farmiga tells NAM what it was like growing up Ukrainian-American.




Latinos Most Vulnerable to Air Pollution

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Sep 23, 2011

A report published Thursday by the Center for American Progress finds that the country’s Latino population is the most vulnerable due to air pollution.




In San Francisco, Parking Tickets Are the New Taxation

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Sep 23, 2011

Once a deterrent to bad behavior, ticketing and fines have become an important revenue stream in the cash-strapped city.




Report: Border Patrol Abuses on the Rise

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

The number of apprehensions of undocumented immigrants on the border has dropped, but reports of abuses are on the rise.




Why Obama Couldn’t Prevent the Troy Davis Execution

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

Obama learned a bitter lesson early on: If you speak out on an issue that involves race, you will pay a heavy political price.




Obama Nominates Judge Jacqueline Nguyen to US Court of Appeals

Asian American Press, News Report, None, Posted: Sep 22, 2011

OBAMA NOMINATES JUDGE JACQUELINE H. NGUYEN TO US COURT OF APPEALS.




300,000 Children Die in China Each Year

China Daily USA, News Report, Shan Juan, Posted: Sep 22, 2011

According to official statistics, 300,000 children aged under 5 die in China every year, with more than 36 percent dying at home with poor access to healthcare.




Justice Irrelevant in Davis Execution

New America Media, News Analysis, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Sep 22, 2011

As the Ferry Building’s clock tower rung four p.m. in San Francisco, the crowd joined hands to pray for the life of Troy Anthony Davis.




Growing Up Poor - Bay Area Kids Tell the Stories Behind the Numbers

New America Media, Video, Text: Viji Sundaram / Video: Min Lee, Posted: Sep 22, 2011

Young videographers discuss what it's like to grow up poor in California, where one in four children is now living in poverty.




Don't Dismiss Ahmadinejad's UN Speech

New America Media, News Analysis, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Sep 22, 2011

The Iranian President is a controversial but influential leader. It is easy for the mainstream media to dismiss some of the important things he said.




The Model for Palestine 2011 - Israel in 1949

New America Media, News Analysis, Frank Viviano, Posted: Sep 22, 2011

Palestinians should study Israel as a model when it comes to seeking statehood and membership with the UN.




35 Bodies Dumped on Busy Street in Veracruz, Mexico

Al Jazeera English, News Report, Posted: Sep 22, 2011

Thirty-five bodies were found on Tuesday on a busy street in the Mexican state of Veracruz.




E-Verify Passes House Committee

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Sep 22, 2011

The House Judiciary Committee approved the Legal Workforce Act Wenesday, legislation that would mandate the use of E-Verify.




Gutting Social Security Would Devastate Blacks and Hispanics

New America Media, Op-ed, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Sep 22, 2011

Privatization of social security could devastate the millions who rely solely on it to survive.




Lessons in Freedom From the CIA

The Arab American News, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Sep 21, 2011

The CIA recently discontinued its advertising with Dearborn, Mich. based The Arab American News, "for undisclosed reasons."




Pentagon Officially Ends "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy

La Opinión, News Report, Antonieta Cádiz, Translated by Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Sep 21, 2011

Yesterday, 18 years after it took effect, the Pentagon officially ended the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy."




Denial of Davis Clemency Sparks Shock, Anger

Black America Web, News Report, Frederick Cosby, Posted: Sep 21, 2011

Barring dramatic 11th-hour intervention, Davis faces a death by lethal injection at 7 p.m. Wednesday for the death of Savannah GA police officer Mark MacPhail.




Are Schools Preparing Black Boys...for Prison?

Final Call, News Report, Starla Muhammad, Posted: Sep 21, 2011

A recent reports on African Americans in schools states that Black Male students are punished more severely than their White peers.




Obama’s U.N. Speech: Infomercial at Its Best

New America Media, Commentary, Behrouz Saba, Posted: Sep 21, 2011

President Obama is the first infomercial president, taking his time to promise the moon.




United Blood/Crip Gang Draws Injunction from CA Authorities

Black Voice News, News Report, Chris Levister, Posted: Sep 21, 2011

Hustla Squad Clicc is a combination of Bloods and Crips two of the largest and most violent associations of street gangs in the United States.




China's March Through the Caribbean Continues

Amsterdam News, News Report, Bert Wilkinson, Posted: Sep 21, 2011

This week Beijing unveiled measures worth $6.3 billion aimed at sealing better relations with the 15-nation Caribbean trade bloc.




La Opinión: Yes to "Buffett Tax"

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Sep 21, 2011

Editors of La Opinión write that the United States must change the way it manages its economic policy.




Three Black Female Playwrights Debut on Broadway

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Sep 21, 2011

Black Female Playwrights Debut New Work on Broadway.




SF Dems May Endorse APA For Mayor

Asian Week, News Report, Samson Wong, Posted: Sep 21, 2011

The San Francisco Democratic Party will consider endorsing a third mayoral candidate on Sept. 21.




US Top Buyer of Korean Weapons

Korea Times, News Report, Tae-hoon Lee, Posted: Sep 21, 2011

A report in the Korea Times notes that America was the largest importer of Korean military products between 2006 and 2011.




Pentagon Ends "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Sep 21, 2011

The Pentagon officially ended the "Do not Ask, Do not Tell" policy this week after 18 years.




Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal Freed by Iran

Global Post, News Report, Posted: Sep 21, 2011

Iran freed Wednesday Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, who had been convicted of spying after being caught in the country.




Atlanta's March to Save Troy Davis

The Source, News Report, Posted: Sep 21, 2011

TheSource.com presents an eye-witness account of the march for the commute of Troy Anthony Davis' execution in Atlanta, Ga.




Obama Medicare-Medicaid Cuts Would Pinch Rich, But Harm Other Americans

New America Media, News Analysis, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Sep 21, 2011

Medicare and Medicaid cuts in the President’s budget plan aims to spread the “pain” fairly, but does pinching the rich equal less accessible care for the rest of us?




The Math Behind “Class Warfare”--A Middle Class Under Attack

New America Media, News Analysis, Isaiah J. Poole, Posted: Sep 21, 2011

“Class warfare?” Do the math: America’s upper 10 percent have taken most, while blacks and Latinos have lost big in the past 30 years.




Asian GOP Officials Ascend—With Little Republican Help

New America Media, News Report, Angilee Shah, Posted: Sep 21, 2011

Asian elected officials at the California Republican Party convention say the GOP needs to communicate better with Asian Americans.




Obama’s Health Care Cuts Don’t Worry Advocates -- Yet

New America Media, Question & Answer, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Sep 21, 2011

The biggest concern is not what is in the president’s proposal, but what might come out of a negotiation with Congressional Republicans.




NAM Radio: Latinos and Redistricting

New America Media, Audio, Irma Herrera, Posted: Sep 21, 2011

The politics of redistricting and how significant growth of the Latino population is likely to result in greater representation and political clout for the Latino community.




A Million Students in China Said No to College Last Year

Wen Wei Po, News Report, Posted: Sep 20, 2011

Last year, over a million Chinese students decided not to enter college. According to Wen Wei Po, a Hong Kong newspaper.




Fighting Obesity with No Money -- Growing Up Poor in the Bay Area

New America Media, Video, Ann Bassette, Posted: Sep 20, 2011

Altagracia Hernandez is raising two children with her husband on less than two thousand dollars a month. Both kids are struggling with obesity.




Los Angeles Roundtable - Lawsuit abuse & its effects on minority small business owners - Thursday, Sept. 22nd

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Sep 20, 2011

Los Angeles, CA – The Institute of Legal Reform of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will launch a public education and media campaign designed to help educate and engage Latino business owners who have been or may become victims of lawsuit abuse. The Institute of Legal Reform (ILR) has tracked a tremendous rise in frivolous lawsuits targeting minority/Latino business owners in an effort to educate them so they do not fall victims to lawyers who will scare them into settling a “lawsuit” or threaten to take them to court over inflated or made up violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (the ADA).




Poor on Paper -- Growing Up Poor in the Bay Area

New America Media, Video, Justin Lai, Posted: Sep 20, 2011

Gordon, 17, is a high school student living in San Francisco's Tenderloin District with his family. His family have received food stamps but he doesn't feel poor.




Down and Out in Dolores Park -- Growing Up Poor in the Bay Area

New America Media, Video, Donny Lumpkins and Ann Bassette, Posted: Sep 20, 2011

Vegas, 20, a "Crust punk" kid, lives off of the land in and around San Francisco's Dolores Park.




Perry Fumbles with Hispanics in NY

El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, Annie Correal, Posted: Sep 20, 2011

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry yesterday attended an informal meeting with Latino leaders in Upper Manhattan.




When the Family is Sentenced -- Growing Up Poor in the Bay Area

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

Moaseni Jr. Leasiolagi was recently convicted of a felony and had to turn himself into authorities leaving his fiance and kids to fend for themselves.




El aumento de la población no les da a los latinos una ventaja en los planes de redistribución del estado

New America Media, News Report, Nadra Kareem Nittle, Posted: Sep 20, 2011

Aunque la población latina aumentó a nivel nacional, su poder político se ha mantenido estancado o incluso ha retrocedido.




Body Found Indentified as Michelle Le

Talk.OneVietnam.org, News Report, Posted: Sep 20, 2011

Michele Le's body identified.




Living in Storage -- Growing up Poor in the Bay Area

New America Media, Video, Sean Shavers, Posted: Sep 20, 2011

When Roseanna, 20, found herself without a place to stay, things fell apart. She had to drop out of college, deal with a medical issue be separated from her family.




Population Boost Isn’t Giving Latinos an Edge in State Redistricting Plans

New America Media, News Report, Nadra Kareem Nittle, Posted: Sep 20, 2011

As states from California to Nevada to Colorado and Texas map out new electoral districts, some argue that Hispanics are being shortchanged.




Organ Trafficking Increasing in S. Korea

Korea Times, News Report, Tae-jong Kim , Posted: Sep 19, 2011

A growing number of South Koreans are turning to the Internet to advertise the sale of their organs in order to overcome financial challenges, reports the Korea Times.




Asian American Women On the Challenges They Face Within Construction

NorthWest Asianweekly, News Report, Posted: Sep 19, 2011

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2008, while women made up 34 percent of lawyers, 61 percent of accountants, and 79 percent of social workers, they made up only 8 percent of construction managers.




Texas Redistricting Briefing - Protecting Minority Rights for the Next 10 Years - Tuesday, Sept. 20th

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Sep 19, 2011

Learn how redistricting could increase or diminish minority voting power throughout Texas and what civic activists are doing to assure that new redistricting lines don't further dilute the power of black, Hispanic and Asian populations.




How Do Ethnic Media Say “Illegal Immigrant”?

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Sep 19, 2011

Before publishing a story on immigration, every editor faces a question: What term should be used to describe an immigrant who is in the United States illegally?




NAM Radio: Precious Knowledge & Ethnic Studies in Arizona

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

When Arizona Attorney General Thom Thorne was Tucson's Superintendent of Schools he was known for his inflammatory remarks about ethnic studies & students.




New Consumer Bureau Could Especially Protect Ethnic Communities

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

From foreclosures to payday loans, ethnic communities have a big stake in Congress’ battle over the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.




Maya Roads: A Literary Journey Through the Central American Rainforest

New America Media, Video, Text: Odette Keeley/Video: Eming Piansay & Min Lee, Posted: Sep 18, 2011

Journalist and war correspondent Mary Jo McConahay recounts in her new book her unique explorations revealing the adaptation and resolve of the Mayan people.




Maharashtra’s New Booze Law: Here Comes the Mommy State

First Post, Op-ed, Sandip Roy, Posted: Sep 18, 2011

In June, the Indian state of Maharashtra passed a new law raising the legal drinking age to 25, marking a definitive shift toward what Sandip Roy calls the “Mommy State.”




For Overseas Students: Where Is the Money for School?

NorthWest Asianweekly, News Report, Keishi Matsuda, Posted: Sep 17, 2011

Some students flourish and have relatively little trouble studying in the United States, but others falter.




NAM Radio: Greek-American Comedian Demetri Martin Lets Loose

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

Greek American comedian Demetri Martin who stars in the blockbuster film Contagion, tells NAM what it's like growing up Greek.




The Invasion of Paris, Then and Now

New America Media, News Report, Frank Viviano, Posted: Sep 17, 2011

A Chinese immigrant in Paris acknowledges the fear-mongering of xenophobic political parties, but says she can't recognize herself in the image they paint.




Israelis and Arabs to Be Pawns in the Endless Spring

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

With the Arab Spring causing widespread instability, the United States and the Europe no longer need Israel to be a regional thorn in the Arabs' side.




Secure Communities Task Force Recommendations Fall Short

New America Media, News Report, Lynn Tramonte, Posted: Sep 16, 2011

The Task Force on Secure Communities, appointed by the Department of Homeland Security, just announced its recommendations to reform this deeply flawed program.




Cherokee Nation Pressured to Accept Descendants of Slaves

ColorLines, News Report, Posted: Sep 16, 2011

The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs has ordered the Cherokee Nation to restore voting rights and benefits tto about 2,800 descendants of slaves once owned by Cherokee members.




In Mexico, Civil Society Asserts Itself Through Social Media

New America Media, News Report, Louis Nevaer, Posted: Sep 16, 2011

Mexicans are increasingly taking to social media in the battle against the nation's cartels - and may be winning.




First Deportation Hotline Launches in Illinois

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

The country's first 24-hour Deportation Family Support Hotline launches Sept. 19 to help Illinois families and children left behind in deportations.




NAM Radio: San Francisco Latino Film Festival

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Sep 16, 2011

Founder and Director Lucho Ramirez tells us what to look out for at this year's quirky as ever festival celebrating Latinos and Latino filmmaking.




Older Hispanics Unable to Recover from Recession

Equal Voice, News Feature, Susannah Nesmith , Posted: Sep 16, 2011

The recovery has been more like quicksand for Older Hispanics, whose homes are financially “under water” and jobs are more scarce than for younger workers.




Latina Tea Party Favorite Could Save Anti-Immigrant Senator in AZ Recall

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Sep 16, 2011

A Latina candidate running with help from Mesa’s Tea Party president could help divert the vote in Arizona’s historic recall against the architect of SB 1070




Legal uncertainty — Are Asian Americans rethinking the law?

NorthWest Asianweekly, News Report, Posted: Sep 15, 2011

“The jobs are more scarce and there is more competition,” said Matsuoka.




In Mexico, Tweet and Die

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

The discovery of two mutilated bodies hanging from a bridge in Nuevo Laredo highlights the dangers of social media in a country racked by drug violence.




9/11: THE NEXT 10 YEARS—Women Can Solve Immigrant Identity Crises

Turkish Philanthropy Funds , First Person, Şenay Özdemir, Posted: Sep 15, 2011

Şenay Özdemir, a Turkish Dutch Texas author says women today and the diversity they represent can help counter stereotypes of Muslims as religious zealots.




Bad Teeth a Barrier to Health and Jobs

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

A dental clinic for low-income Californians gives hope to some, but exposes painful, costly state and federal policies.




Getting Sick Doesn’t Pay

Equal Voice, News Report, Kathy Mulady, Posted: Sep 15, 2011

Decades of progress in the fight for better employee benefits have been wiped out, putting families at risk of not being able to buy food, or losing their home over getting sick.




Rising Poverty Undermines Children and Dr. King’s Dream

America's Wire, Commentary, Gail C. Christopher, Posted: Sep 15, 2011

New census data show rising child poverty, especially for black and Latino children. England cut child poverty in half. Is racism keeping us from doing the same?




Paying a High Price for 9-11 Paranoia

The Final Call, News Analysis, Askia Muhammad and Saeed Shabazz, Posted: Sep 14, 2011

Cold War paranoia which has led to the rollback of many civil liberties, and three wars in Muslim countries, but there's hardly a greater sense of safety among many Americans, 10 years after the September 11, 2001 attacks, because a feeling of vulnerability to another attack still remains throughout the society.




9/11 Commemorations and the Pernicious Power of Propaganda

New America Media, News Report, Behrouz Saba, Posted: Sep 14, 2011

It is doubtful that 9/11 will be remembered again with as great a degree of solemnity and sincerity as it was on its tenth anniversary.




Oberlin and Detroit Were Important to the Underground Railroad

BlackVoicesNews.com, News Feature, Cheryl Brown, Posted: Sep 14, 2011

Oberlin, OH is a small town with a big story and the Footsteps study tour participants stayed at the Oberlin Inn as they have done every year of the 14 year tour. Here, there it is full of primary source documents and items that tell this story of American History.




White House Rejects Bid for Marcus Garvey Posthumous Pardon

Los Angeles Sentinel, News Report, Tony Best, Posted: Sep 14, 2011

A bid to secure a posthumous presidential pardon for Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jamaica's first national hero, has been rejected out of hand by the Barack Obama White House in Washington.




Ex-Congressman Feared Dead in Libya, Returns Home

AFRO, News Report, Valencia Mohammed, Posted: Sep 14, 2011

Former U.S. Congressman Walter Fauntroy, who recently returned from a self-sanctioned peace mission to Libya, said he went into hiding for about a month in Libya after witnessing horrifying events in Libya's bloody civil war -- a war that Fauntroy claims is backed by European forces.




Teleconference - Money, Housing and the Racial Wealth Gap - What's at Stake for Communities of Color?

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

Please join New America Media and The Opportunity Agenda for a teleconference call for ethnic media on the battle over who the bureau's new director will be and how the results will impact ethnic communities.




S. Korean President, Obama to hold summit in October

Korea Times, News Report, Kyun-kyung Kang, Posted: Sep 14, 2011

S. Korean President Lee Myung-bak will make a state visit to the United States in mid-October for a summit with his U.S. counterpart President Barack Obama.




Los Angeles School Board Approves 'Two-Tier' System in PSC Reform

Eastern Group Publications, News Report, Posted: Sep 14, 2011

The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education on last Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution to give in-house applicants first consideration in the Public School Choice (PSC) reform process to run newly constructed campuses.




Working, but Still Poor

Investigative Reporting Workshop, News Report, Kat Aaron and Lynne Perri, Posted: Sep 14, 2011

The focus today is on job creation. But for millions of Americans, just having a job doesn’t mean prosperity or anything like it.




2010 Census Shows 2 Million California Kids in Poverty

New America Media, Video, Text: Viji Sundaram//Video: Ann Bassette, Posted: Sep 14, 2011

New data from the U.S. Census shows a rise is the number of California children in poverty leaving families caught between food banks and cheap fast-food meals.




Indian Actress Banned After Her Co-Star Shot His Wife

New America Media, News Feature, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Sep 14, 2011

A top Indian action hero shot his wife after she accused him of having an affair with a co-star. The co-star has been banned by the industry for being implicated.




Workers Sue Local Salon Chain for Labor Violations

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Sep 14, 2011

Current and former employees of a Bay Area nail salon chain have filed suit against their employers for withholding overtime pay and other violations.




Parolees and Service Providers Describe the Challenges of Re-Entry

Silicon Valley DeBug/New America Media, Video, Jean Melesaine, Posted: Sep 14, 2011

Following new legislation mandating the transfer of near 40,000 inmates from parole to county supervision, parolees and service providers discuss their thoughts on getting out.




Bailing out the Iran Hikers: Don't Call it Ransom

New America Media, News Analysis, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Sep 13, 2011

With news that Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, are due to be released within days, the Internet and the American media are aflare with chatter.




'Terrorism Is Not A Religion' -- Somali American Poet Speaks Out

New America Media, News Report, Aisha Fukushima, Posted: Sep 13, 2011

Somli American poet and former marine Shirwa Hersi recalls his years as a Muslim in the American military and in a society deeply changed by 9/11.




美洲杯帆船比賽是否能增加三藩市本地工作機會

New America Media, News Report, Story by Ngoc Nguyen, Translated by Summer Chiang, Posted: Sep 13, 2011

三藩市通過新的本地雇用法(local hiring law),但本地居民也許無法從兩年後舉辦的34屆美洲杯帆船比賽創造上千個工作機會中得益.




Hispanics and Blacks Missing in Gaming Industry

New America Media, News Report, Damon Packwood, Posted: Sep 13, 2011

With studies showing blacks and Hispanics accounting for a majority of gamers, why do video game characters and story lines lack diversity?




Boycott Against Arizona Is Not Over, Say Grassroots Groups

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Sep 13, 2011

The decision by the National Council of La Raza to call off a year-long boycott of Arizona is being met with opposition.




50,000 “Indignant Mexicans” Protest Calderon's Policies

TruthOut , News Report, David Bacon, Posted: Sep 13, 2011

Over 50,000 workers filled Mexico City’s Zócalo Square to protest government policies that have millions out of work and thousands dead in the drug war.




Puerto Rico Police Accused of Civil Rights Violations

Primera Hora, News Report, Posted: Sep 12, 2011

A report released by the U.S. Justice Department concluded that the Puerto Rico Police Department has committed systematic violations of civil rights, reports Primera Hora.




Keep Driver's Licenses for Undocumented in New Mexico

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Sep 12, 2011

Editors of La Opinión write that New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez wants to eliminate driver's licenses for the undocumented.




Navajo Nation Allottee Decries Challenges to Cobell vs Salazar

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Sep 12, 2011

Four people or entities have announced they will appeal the long-awaited $3.4 billion settlement of Cobell v. Salazar, prompting head-shaking from a group representing Navajo allottees. "I don't understand why these people didn't opt out of the case when they had the chance," said Ervin Chavez, president of Shi Shi Keyah, speaking of the appellants.




Latinos in Mississippi: A Force for Reconstruction

New America Media, News Report, Marcelo Ballvé, Posted: Sep 12, 2011

Hispanic immigrants helped rebuild Mississippi after hurricane Katrina but even that didn't alleviate the anti-immigrant climate.




Old Debt Fueling Paydays for the Rich

Investigative Reporting Workshop, News Report, Bryant Ruiz Switzky, Posted: Sep 12, 2011

Americans are being blindsided by old debts, which are being purchased and resurrected by a new breed of collector: debt buyers.




Number of Kenyans Abroad Soars to 3 Million

Mwakilishi, News Report, Posted: Sep 12, 2011

Number of Kenyans abroad reached 3 million.




9/11: The Latino Experience

New America Media, News Report, El Diario/La Prensa, Posted: Sep 11, 2011

A massive new multimedia project has collected the stories and voices of the Latino community in the aftermath of September 11.




The Diverging Trajectories of China & the U.S. Since 9/11

New America Media, Commentary, George Koo, Posted: Sep 11, 2011

After 9/11, China’s attitude toward the U.S. turned skeptical & condescending as it, and the world, witnessed America embark on a path of self-destruction.




NAM Radio: The Post 9/11 Exclusion of Ethnic Journalists

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Sep 11, 2011

The persisting lack of diversity in America's newsrooms has left out the voices & views of many Americans whose lives were profoundly affected by 9/11 & its aftermath.




9/11 Raised Unrealized Hopes in US-Iran Relations

New America Media, Commentary, William O. Beeman, Posted: Sep 11, 2011

Bush's post 9/11 Axis of Evil speech against Iran transformed a reservoir of good feeling on the part of Iran into the serious deterioration of an already weak relationship.




Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post 9-11 Injustice

New America Media, Question & Answer, Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Sep 10, 2011

Syrian-American journalist Alia Malek discusses her new collection of portraits of life in America in the decade since 9/11.




9/11 and the Lies About Afghanistan and Pakistan

New America Media, Commentary, Yoichi Shimatsu, Posted: Sep 10, 2011

A PR genius decided to blame 9/11 on Afghanistan & Pakistan, even as the real culprits were lobbyists, energy executives, & their politician lackeys.




Israeli Embassy Siege & Anti-Muslim, Anti-Arab Iconography

New America Media, Commentary, Behrouz Saba, Posted: Sep 10, 2011

The events and images of the siege of the Israeli embassy in Cairo go a long way to further the iconographies of “Arab barbarism” and “Islamic Terror.”




September 11, When Muslims Stay at Home

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Sep 10, 2011

September 11 has become an unofficial "day of rest" for many Muslims, who would rather stay at home than risk harassment.




Hispanic City, Mississippi: Between Jobs & Threats

New America Media, News Report, Marcelo Ballvé, Posted: Sep 10, 2011

A small town near Laurel, Mississippi, has provided jobs for many Hispanic immigrants, but also many worries.




The End of the UK, or the Start of a New Federation?

New America Media, News Report, Ed Targett , Posted: Sep 10, 2011

These days, the United Kingdom is anything but united. In fact, it may just be on the verge of breaking up.




NAM Radio: Richard Rodriguez on 9/11

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Sep 09, 2011

The author says that today the danger is not forgetting 9/11 but forgetting what America has become.




Ban on Styrofoam to Hurt Korean Businesses

Korea Times, News Report, Cheol Soo Kim, Translated by Peter Schurmann, Posted: Sep 09, 2011

Korean restaurants say a potential ban on Styrofoam across the state would undermine sales and threaten business.




A Homeless Shelter Reacts to Obama's Jobs Speech

New America Media, News Report, Donny Lumpkins, Posted: Sep 09, 2011

Residents of a homeless shelter in California watched Obama's jobs speech & wondered what it meant for them & the millions of other unemployed Americans.




Latina Journalist Reflects on How 9/11 Still Haunts Today's Immigrants

LatinaLista, News Report, Posted: Sep 09, 2011

Univision news anchor Maria Elena Salinas reflects on what it was like to cover the attacks of September 11, 2001 as a journalist.




Fil-Am TV Visits 9/11 Memorial Museum Near Ground Zero

"Balitang America" - The Filipino Channel, Video, Don Tagala, Posted: Sep 09, 2011

Filipino TV newscast "Balitang America" previews the 9-11 Memorial Museum in New York just before the 10th anniversary of the attacks, which also honors 18 Filipino victims.




6 Simple Things That Can Turn Deadly in Richmond, CA

Richmond Pulse, News Analysis, Danny McLane / Nancy Ybarra / Karina Guadalupe, Posted: Sep 09, 2011

Three youth reporters share their thoughts on the various ways violence gets sparked on the streets of Richmond, CA.




Growing Up Muslim in a Post 9/11 World

New America Media, News Report, Zaineb Mohammed, Posted: Sep 09, 2011

For Muslim and Sikh high school students, the post 9/11 America has not been an easy time.




Green Jobs: A Promise Unfulfilled

Investigative Reporting Workshop, News Report, Russ Choma, Posted: Sep 08, 2011

Green job-training initiatives implemented during Obama's presidency have fallen far short of the hype.




The Troy Davis Case: Will America Execute Another Innocent?

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

He is convicted of killing a cop in Georgia but many people believe Troy Davis will be the next in line in a list of innocent Americans who were wrongly executed.




Miss Korea Believes In Aliens, Wants To Be An Oyster

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

Miss South Korea wants to be an oyster and believes in ufos, aliens.




Fox Sports Cancels "The College Experiment" After Racist Video

8asians, News Report, Posted: Sep 08, 2011

Racist Fox show does it again.




Post 9/11, Is Coming to America Still Worth the Journey?

New America Media, First Person, Andrew Lam, Posted: Sep 08, 2011

For the prospective immigrant, is the journey to a post-9/11 America even worth the trouble?




Public Transportation Blues in San Francisco Bay

New America Media, First Person, Donny Lumpkins, Posted: Sep 08, 2011

Though the prices and enforcement are on the rise for public transportation in the San Francisco Bay, the quality of the ride doesn't seem to be improving at all.




Will Climate Change Affect Migration?

Multi-American, News Report, Posted: Sep 07, 2011

A report released today by the Migration Policy Institute finds that climate change will have a "profound effect" on human settlement patterns.




Community Forum: Growing up poor in the Bay Area - Wednesday, Sept. 14th

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

The number of California children living in poverty has risen since the recession began, even as key institutions serving young people and their families are cutting programs. Get the latest data about the youngest Californians and learn from a panel of youth story tellers who translate these data into real lives.




What’s Long and Hard on a Black Man? How Katt Williams Blew It

New America Media, Commentary, Russell Morse, Posted: Sep 07, 2011

My issue with the Katt Williams and Michael Richards incidents is not that they used hateful language or pushed racial buttons, but that they weren't funny.




The Navajo Nation Suffers From Drawn-Out Drought

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

Climate data, admittedly spotty on the reservation, show a drying trend since 1944 and a warming trend since the mid-1970s.




How 9/11 Led to an Attack on Immigrants

El Diario NY, News Report, Michelle Garcia, Posted: Sep 07, 2011

A decade ago, President Bush said, “The object of terrorism is to try to force us to change our way of life.” It has done just that.




CA Senate Passes “E-Verify” Bill

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

The California State Senate passed a bill giving businesses the right to decide whether or not to use the “E-Verify” employment verification system.




Goodwin Liu Confirmation Gives CA Court Majority of Asian Justices

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Sep 07, 2011

Senate Republicans blocked his appointment to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this year because he was “too liberal”, citing what they called a “scathing” 2006 testimony against the appointment of now Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito as proof.




Evidence of British & Pakistani Complicity on 9/11

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

The United States should rid itself of such toxic “allies” as Pakistan and even Britain, whose governments consider Americans gullible and easy to manipulate.




Can Perry Duplicate Bush and Win Over Black Evangelicals?

New America Media, News Analysis, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Sep 07, 2011

If Rick Perry wins the GOP nomination, his wooing of black evangelicals could pose a political threat to the Obama campaign.




Healthy is the New Skinny: Group Challenges Body Image Stereotypes

New America Media, News Report, Alejandra Saragoza, Posted: Sep 07, 2011

A fashion model and a doctor are joining forces to change the way young people see their bodies.




Filipina's Natural Food Business Tops in UK

Inquirer.net, News Report, Posted: Sep 06, 2011

A Filipina-owned natural-food [http://bit.ly/nRYQlc] company is in the running for the Top 100 small businesses in the United Kingdom.




Korean Parents 'Meddling' in Kids' Schools

Korea Daily, News Report, Sung-cheol Jin, Translated by Peter Schurmann, Posted: Sep 06, 2011

A report in the Korea Daily highlights a trend among Korean parents of gift giving and other means of gaining special treatment for their children in public schools.




U.S. Embargo of Cuba, Half a Century Later

New America Media, Commentary, Louis E.V. Nevaer, Posted: Sep 06, 2011

President Obama should let the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba expire on September 14th. It would be change Latin America can believe in.




Immigration Divides GOP Mormons in Arizona Recall Election

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

Arizona’s first recall election of a State Senate president is pitting Mormon Republicans against each other.




Banned Pesticide Use Remains High in CA Strawberry Fields

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Sep 06, 2011

In some of California's top strawberry-growing counties, levels of banned methyl bromide are only slightly lower than they were a decade ago.




NAM Radio: The Dire Future of Urban Radio

New America Media, Audio, Kevin Weston, Posted: Sep 06, 2011

The future of minority owned and urban formatted radio is now in question.




Meth Led to Cessation of OTC Productions in Vietnam

Talk.OneVietnam.org, News Report, Posted: Sep 05, 2011

A glance at the insidious illicit drug operations in Viet Nam.




Ten Years After 9/11: Korean Families Still Hurting

New America Media, News Report, Aruna Lee, Posted: Sep 05, 2011

"Ten years is an epoch, but our hearts remain as black as charcoal," said the mother of Jun-koo Kang, who died at the World Trade Center on 9/11.




Chinese Americans & 9/11: The Changed & Unchanged

New America Media, First Person, Rong Xiaoqing, Posted: Sep 05, 2011

For many Chinese Americans, life has moved on since 9/11. But for many others, old wounds haven't healed and they shouldn’t be overlooked.




9/11 Through New York’s Ethnic Media Lens

New America Media, Video, Text by Anthony Advincula; Video by Min Lee, Posted: Sep 05, 2011

A decade after the terrorist attacks, New York ethnic media are still covering the aftermath of 9/11 on the city's immigrants.




Latino Families Remember Relatives Lost on 9/11

El Diario La Prensa, News Report, Zaira Cortes, translated by Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Sep 05, 2011

Ten years later, Cecilia Hidrovo is still not resigned to the idea that her son, a pastry chef at Windows on the World, is dead.




Q&A: Rare Earths and America's Green Future

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Sep 04, 2011

Michael Klare of Hampshire College discusses the role of rare earths in the green economy and how China's control over the supply of this resource impacts the U.S.




No Messiah for Indian Football, But At Least There’s Messi

Firstpost.com, News Report, Sandip Roy, Posted: Sep 04, 2011

There is no news in Kolkata these days except Messi-spotting. The problem is the Argentine football superstar says next to nothing.




For Mexico, Years Since 9/11 Are a Lost Decade

New America Media, Commentary, Louis E.V. Nevaer, Posted: Sep 03, 2011

Many Mexicans blame the U.S.-led “war on terror” for their own government's failure to move against their country’s drug cartels.




Social Media Widens the World—Even at 101

The Atlantic, News Feature, Aylin Zafar, Posted: Sep 03, 2011

Assisted and independent living residents struggling with loneliness are learning how to use -email, Facebook and Twitter to reconnect with old friends




CA Assembly Passes Dream Act

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

The California State Assembly voted on Friday in favor of part two of the California DREAM Act (AB 131) and it now heads to Governor Brown’s desk.




A Decade After 9/11: Turkey Redefines Political Islam

New America Media, News Report, Frank Viviano, Posted: Sep 02, 2011

The Turkish economy now ranks ahead of such highly-developed nations as Australia and the Netherlands, and oil-giant Saudi Arabia.




Texas African-Americans Advise Looking at the Real Rick Perry

Washington Afro, News Report, Talibah Chikwendu, Posted: Sep 02, 2011

Perry's standard line is that he can do for the nation what he has done for Texas, which he says is create jobs. Black residents of the state, tell a different story.




Congressional Black Caucus Job Fairs Draw Thousands

Final Call, News Report, Askia Muhammad, Posted: Sep 02, 2011

Thousands upon thousands of recession-weary job seekers lined up for hours at a time to attend each of a national series of job fairs.




¿Llegarán trabajos locales con la Copa América?

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Traducido por Liz Gonzalez, Posted: Sep 02, 2011

La gente de San Francisco tal vez no serán los primeros en línea para los miles de puestos de trabajo creados para la regata de la 34 ª Copa América.




Back-to-School Shoppers Greeted With Shrinking Quality, Higher Prices

Black Voice News, News Report, Chris Levister, Posted: Sep 02, 2011

Kids are preparing for their return to the classroom and the telltale signs of rising cotton prices and a sluggish economy are everywhere.




Son Pleads for Terminal Mom's Release from CA Prison

San Francisco Bayview, News Report, Alfey Ramdhan, Posted: Sep 02, 2011

My mother, who was incarcerated in 1991, is diagnosed with fourth stage terminal cancer. She is severely incapacitated.




NAM Radio: Director John Madden on History & Film

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

Hollywood director John Madden discusses how obscured international stories can return to the light of day when someone makes a film about them.




Students and Parents Tell LA Truancy Task Force to End the Tickets and Fines

California Endowment, News Report, Posted: Sep 02, 2011

Truancy tickets and fines of students are not a solution to better education.




Green Cards for 9/11 Families

El Diario La Prensa, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Sep 02, 2011

Ten years after the 9/11 attacks, families of the workers in the Windows on the World restaurant who died in the attacks are still waiting for a fix to their immigration status.




Study: Kids Who Get Out of Class Do Better in Class

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

New research shows that children who spend time outside the classroom do better academically, socially and emotionally.




How Prisons Imperil Black Voting Power in Post-Katrina Louisiana

New America Media, News Report, Zoe Sullivan, Posted: Sep 01, 2011

Prisons are skewing Louisiana’s political process, shifting power from urban areas to rural ones and further disenfranchising black communities suffering from racism and Hurricane Katrina.




From Struggling to Self-Sustaining: Artists Try to Stay Afloat

New America Media, News Report, Aisha Fukushima, Posted: Sep 01, 2011

It's not easy to make a living as an independent artist in the United States, but many people are trying.