Wait Until Dark: Lessons on English, and Life, Can be Spooky

New America Media, Commentary, Behrouz Saba, Posted: Oct 31, 2011

For one Iranian-American, Hitchcock and Halloween offer haunting diversions from life's more troubling terrors.




Hopi Government Finances in Disarray

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Oct 31, 2011

Hopi government finances in disarray.




Black Buying Power Nears $1.1 Trillion

Final Call, News Report, Staff, Posted: Oct 31, 2011

Black buying power is expected to reach $1.1 trillion by 2015, according to The State of the African- American Consumer Report, recently released.




Oakland Occupy Votes for General Strike, March on Port

Oakland Local, Video, Susan Mernit, Posted: Oct 31, 2011

At a General Assembly of the Occupy Oakland movement, 1,484 of 1,607 people voted for a general strike and day of action in Oakland on Nov. 2.




Free Health Clinics Highlight Growing Desperation

Black Voice News, News Report, Chris Levister, Posted: Oct 31, 2011

More than 21 percent of Inland residents were not covered by private insurance or public programs such as Medi-Cal in 2010.




How Cain Stacks Up Against Obama

Philadelphia Tribune, News Report, Charles D. Ellison, Posted: Oct 31, 2011

Since September 11, Cain has rocked the polling stratosphere, climbing from 4.3 percent on average to a space shuttle height of 26 percent by late October.




Lawson Sakai to Receive Congressional Gold Medal

Asianweek, News Report, Posted: Oct 31, 2011

Japanese American received congressional medal.




Bank Law Firm Mocks Foreclosed Homeowners on Halloween

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Oct 31, 2011

There’s an important op-ed this week in the New York Times that marks the first anniversary of one of the most tasteless Halloween stunts in recent memory




Latino Publishers: Economy, Education Top Issues Now

New America Media, News Report, Jose Luis Sierra, Posted: Oct 31, 2011

At a gathering of Latino community and media leaders in Las Vegas, housing and jobs topped the list of immediate concerns ahead of next year’s election, not immigration reform.




Elders Seek Chinese Healers Despite U.S. Malpractice Threat

Epoch Times/New America Media , News Feature, Mei Zhou, Posted: Oct 31, 2011

Chinese elders in the U.S. often refuse Western remedies and seek Chinese medicine and healers, some of whom practice traditional care despite potential lawsuits.




Se dispara la inscripción de latinos en la universidad ¿pero seguirá el ascenso social?

New America Media, News Report, Jacob Simas y Vivian Po, Posted: Oct 30, 2011

El número de latinos que asisten a la universidad en los EE.UU. aumentó en un increíble 24 por ciento de 2009 a 2010.




Latino College Enrollment Skyrockets, But Will Upward Mobility Follow?

New America Media, News Feature, Jacob Simas and Vivian Po, Posted: Oct 30, 2011

The yearning for upward mobility is drawing more and more young Latinos to U.S. colleges.




Tears Flow as Asian Elders Learn California to Close Adult Care Center

Alhambra Source , News Feature, Daniela Gerson, Posted: Oct 30, 2011

Frail Asian elders in Alhambra, Calif., are among those distressed by the state’s plan to halt funds for 318 adult day health centers statewide to save money.




Bearded Sikh Finally Allowed to Work in Calif. Prison

India-West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Oct 29, 2011

An Indian American Sikh, denied a job as a corrections officer in a California prison because of his beard, finally gets to work in the facility after a six-year battle.




Occupy Berkeley, Why So Quiet?

New America Media, News Report, Zaineb Mohammed, Posted: Oct 29, 2011

Berkeley, renowned for its unfettered activism in the 1960's, is taking a rather muted stand in the Occupation movement that has swept its neighbor, Oakland.




Mexican Bus Drivers Condemn Extortion by Plain-Clothed Police

El Mensajero, News Report, Ricardo Ibarra, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Oct 29, 2011

On the roads of northwest Mexico, you have to watch out for organized crime and, sometimes, even the police.




Carreteras mexicanas llenas de criminales

El Mensajero, News Report, Ricardo Ibarra, Posted: Oct 29, 2011

Los que transitan deben cuidarse de los ‘guardianes del orden’ y la policía.




‘Every Bloody Indian Cooperated’ to Nail Me: Rajaratnam

Firstpost.com, Commentary, Sandip Roy-Chaudhri, Posted: Oct 28, 2011

Hedge fund billionaire Raj Rajaratnam believes his fall from grace stems from intercultural treachery, not personal failings.




China Gives Minorities Greater Control

Xinhua News Agency, News Report, Posted: Oct 28, 2011

China has enacted laws to protect the rights and interests of the country’s ethnic minorities.




Spirit of “Moving Forward” Pervades Arab American Celebration

New America Media, News Feature, Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Oct 28, 2011

Hundreds of people gathered at San Francisco's City Hall to celebrate the citywide third Annual Arab American Heritage month.




Save Our Schools -- A Video Diary of Oakland's Other Movement

New America Media, News Report, Siraj Fowler, Posted: Oct 28, 2011

A few weeks before Occupy Oakland moved into Frank Ogawa Plaza, the community of Lakeview Elementary School organized it's first action.




Middle Aged Members of Black Sorority Targeted By Dallas Rapist

Washington Afro, News Report, Alexis Taylor, Posted: Oct 28, 2011

Texas officials are searching vigorously for the serial rapist that has been stalking and assaulting middle-aged African American women




NAM Radio: Democracy Now's Juan Gonzalez

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

The Co-Host of Democracy Now! tells NAM that race has been an integral part of American media since day one & ethnic journalists have, too.




Earth Prepares for 7 billion Inhabitants

China Daily USA, News Report, Vivian Po, Posted: Oct 28, 2011

The world's population is expected to reach 7 billion on Monday, a four-year delay due to China's one child policy.




President Obama: Don't Stop Democracy in Uganda

Black Star News, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Oct 28, 2011

n Uganda, where the United States has helped sustain General Yoweri Museveni for over 26 years in office, things are coming to a head.




Will Federal Refi Program Help States Most in Need?

New America Media, News Report, Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Oct 28, 2011

Changes to a federal refinance program could offer a lifeline to 1 million homeowners nationally, but it may not have as big an impact in some states hardest hit by foreclosures.




Human Trafficking: How One Hmong Girl Escaped From China

Pacific Links, First Person, Nhu Tien Lu, Posted: Oct 28, 2011

A 13-year old Hmong girl was sold into sexual slavery but managed to escape back to Vietnam, and tell her story.




How Chinese Seniors Navigate the U.S. Health Care System

Epoch Times/New America Media, News Feature, Mei Zhou, Posted: Oct 28, 2011

Elders from China may find themselves struggling to get needed health care, and some get caught between Chinese and U.S. systems.




Oakland Unified Votes to Close Five Schools in June

Oakland Local, News Report, Jennifer Inez Ward, Posted: Oct 27, 2011

The Oakland Unified School District board approved a controversial new restructuring plan Wednesday that includes the closing of five elementary schools.




Bangkok Braces for Month of Floods

Inter Press Service, News Report, Marwaan Macan-Markar, Posted: Oct 27, 2011

Low-lying Bangkok will be experiencing its worst flood in decades -- along with other countries in the region-- caused by excessive monsoon rains and poor water management.




Seoul Elects Independent Mayor

Joongang Daily, News Report, Posted: Oct 27, 2011

Voters from their 20s to their 40s turn out to voice their disapproval for politics as usual.




School-age Suicides Hit China

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Posted: Oct 27, 2011

A spate of suicides involving elementary school-age children has hit China.




Why Homelessness is Becoming an Occupy Wall Street Issue

Tomdispatch.com, Commentary, Barbara Ehrenreich, Posted: Oct 27, 2011

Homeless people confront the same issues every day as those participating in Occupy Wall Street protests.




Home Alone: Adult Health Center Cuts Devastate Elders, Disabled

CHCF Center for Health Reporting, News Report, Jocelyn Wiener , Posted: Oct 27, 2011

California is set to shut down its 330 adult day care centers for 38,000 elders and people with disabilities, at huge cost to the state -- and families.




Attacks on SF Mayor Ed Lee Don't Faze Chinatown

World Journal, News Report, Posted: Oct 27, 2011

Despite a recent scandal, San Francisco mayoral candidate and current interim mayor Ed Lee has not lost the support of Chinatown.




LA - News Briefing - An update on the Affordable Care Act - Thursday, Oct. 27th

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

Polls show most people still don't know what the benefits are and how to access them. Seniors, women, patients with pre-existing conditions, young people, uninsured children, small businesses, vulnerable populations all stand to gain but need information our media can provide.




North Koreans in Libya Barred from Going Home

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Oct 26, 2011

North Korea has banned its citizens in Libya from returning home in an apparent attempt to prevent the popular uprisings in the Arab world from reaching the isolated regime.




Latinos in California's Central Valley Lag

Vida en el Valle, News Report, Rebecca Plevin, Posted: Oct 26, 2011

A Latino baby born in California's San Joaquín Valley can expect to have a shorter life span than Latinos in other regions of the state.




The Occupied View the Occupiers in Oakland

New America Media, Commentary, Kevin Weston, Posted: Oct 26, 2011

As police clash with protestors in Occupy Oakland movement, one commentator wonders if the occupiers are the real Oakland.




Images of Occupy Oakland Clash with Police

New America Media, Video, Jean-Philippe “J.P.” Dobrin, Posted: Oct 26, 2011

After weeks of mostly peaceful demonstrations as part of the Occupy Oakland movement, police clashed with protestors last night, hurling tear gas into the crowd.




Philippines and Vietnam Sign Naval Pact on Spratly Islands

Inquirer.net, News Report, Posted: Oct 26, 2011

The Philippines and Vietnam signed a naval cooperation pact despite the continuing disputes among several countries claiming the resource-rich Spratly Islands.




Occupy Oakland Faces a Troubled Police Dept.—and Historic Mayor

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Oct 26, 2011

The sound of Miller’s ire shot across the protective masks of all of the officers standing at alert on the other side of the metal police fence, but her loudest, most acidic anger was saved for the baton-wielding officer who, like herself and other officers, was a young African-American woman.




3 Counties Must Provide Voting Help to Asian Indians

India-West, News Report, Richard Springer, Posted: Oct 26, 2011

For the first time ever, languages spoken in the United States' South Asian communities have been included in the language assistance provision of the federal Voting Rights Act.




Does America’s Fortune Ride on Two Numbers? - 9/11 and 99:1

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Oct 26, 2011

9/11 delineates a nation rallying under the flag, of unity against a common enemy. 99:1 speaks of the opposite, of disparity, disunion, and ultimately, disillusionment.




Why Diwali Doesn't Light My Fire

Firstpost.com, First Person, Sandip Roy-Chowdhury, Posted: Oct 26, 2011

This year, the Hindu festival, Diwali, falls today. It celebrates the return to Ayodhya of Lord Rama after 14 years in exile, and is marked by religious ceremonies, new clothes and the ear-shattering explosion of fireworks. But if the West Bengal chief minister has her way, it could be a lot less noisy in her state, and a lost less scary for this writer.




Near Desert Paradise, Coachella Farm Workers Live in “Favelas”

California Watch, Video, story: Patricia Leigh Brown, video: Carrie Ching, Posted: Oct 26, 2011

In the Coachella Valley, some 30,000 farm workers live in overcrowded trailer parks – often without access to clean water, electricity and sewage systems.




Filipinos Send Home Huge Sums Despite Global Woes

Filamstar.net, News Report, Posted: Oct 26, 2011

Despite global economic woes, Filipinos abroad have continued to send home vast amounts of money.




NAM Radio: The German American Journey

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

Forty percent of Americans have at least 25 percent German ancestry -- but few know very much about Germany, its culture, food, and history.




El Mensajero Wins Seven NAHP Awards

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

NAM member El Mensajero was honored with seven awards this year by the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP).




Oakland School Closures Impact Black, Latino Families

New America Media, News Report, Dani McClain, Posted: Oct 25, 2011

Ahead of the school board vote on Wednesday, parents question why schools with large black and Latino student populations were targeted for closure.




District Court Orders Release of ICE Memos

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

A district court ordered the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency to publicly disclose by Nov. .




Mother-in-law Found Locked in Chicken Coop

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Oct 25, 2011

A Monterey woman was arrested last week for allegedly locking her mother-in-law in a chicken coop in the family’s backyard.




Occupy Oakland encampments shut down by police

Oaklandlocal.com, News Report, Posted: Oct 25, 2011

Occupy Oakland encampments shut down by police, area fenced off...




Libya and Iraq: Mirror Images in the Grip of Big Oil

New America Media, Commentary, Behrouz Saba, Posted: Oct 25, 2011

The United States knows that the more mired in internal instability oil-rich countries such as Iraq and Libya are, the more easily can it exact oil concessions from them.




Healthy Aging: Senior services for Japanese Americans in California

Nichi Bei Weekly, News Report, Tomo Hirai, Posted: Oct 25, 2011

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that 72.1 million people will represent the 65-year-old and older demographic by 2030.




A Welfare Symbol Dies a Slow Death

Korea Daily, Commentary, Jung-wook Kim, Posted: Oct 24, 2011

As soon as I entered the library, I saw the sign announcing that the library would be closed on Sundays beginning this month. Every visitor stopped and read that sign.




Senate Apologizes to Chinese for Past Discrimination

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

Senate Apologizes to Chinese for Past Discrimination.




Why Los Angeles Police Can’t Ticket Students on Their Way to School

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Oct 24, 2011

After a four-year community-led campaign, Los Angeles is moving to replace a punitive anti-truancy policy targeting the city’s most vulnerable school kids with an approach that actually works.




Korean Builders Expect Boom Following Gadhafi's Death

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

Korean construction companies said Thursday that they expect a boom in construction business with the death of Moammar Gadhafi.




Zah: Delegates Support Scholarship Trust Fund for Navajo Students

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Oct 24, 2011

Zah said he's met with most of the 24 Council delegates and most of them support the idea.




Occupy Wall Street Draws Collective Yawn in Latin America

New America Media, News Analysis, Louis Nevaer, Posted: Oct 24, 2011

The Occupy Wall Street protests have failed to capture the imagination of Latin America. where economies are on the rise.




Calif. Job Growth Up, But Future Depends on Washington and World Economy

New America Media, News Analysis, Stephen Levy, Posted: Oct 24, 2011

California, with the second highest jobless rate in the U.S., saw small but hopeful gains in the past two months.




NAM Radio: A Social History of Iranian Cinema

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

The first Iranian film ever was made at the turn of the 20th century and Professor Hamid Naficy is one of the few people ever to have seen it.




Brain Drain: Destroying Iran One University Graduate at a Time

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

U.S. efforts to punish Iran overlook one glaring fact: Iranians have long been their own worst enemies, allowing their best and brightest to leave the country in droves.




Stutterer Finds Her Voice Via YouTube

New America Media, Commentary, Eming Piansay, Posted: Oct 23, 2011

I used to think the universe had a vendetta against me. While born with the wonderful ability to write at a young age, I had been cursed with the inability to speak.




ICE May Deport Hundreds of Former Students of Sham College

India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji , Posted: Oct 22, 2011

U.S. authorities might deport hundreds of a California college’s former students, because their college was found guilt of visa fraud.




Will There Be Justice in a ‘Sundown Town’?

Indian Country, News Report, Valerie Taliman, Posted: Oct 22, 2011

Four months after Patty Dawson was chased and beaten by three suspects believed to be associated with white supremacists, she faced her alleged attacker.




Chất Độc Da Cam và Tác hại đến Sức Khỏe: Người Mỹ gốc Việt có bị bỏ quên không?

New America Media, Commentary, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Oct 21, 2011

Tuy nhiên, như một con rồng đang ngủ, một di sản chiến tranh khác có thể đang bắt đầu trổi dậy nơi người Mỹ gốc Việt : Những hậu quả có thể ảnh hưởng đến sức khỏe do bị nhiễm Chất Độc Da Cam trong thời chiến.




From Tahrir With Love

New America Media, Editorial, Ahmed Tharwat, Posted: Oct 21, 2011

Standing amid the crowd – awed by the diversity and palpable camaraderie – I felt myself transported back to Tahrir, a proud Arab in post 9/11 America.




Villain or Hero? Desert Lion Perishes, Leaving West Explosive Legacy

New America Media, Commentary, Yoichi Shimatsu, Posted: Oct 21, 2011

Muammar Gaddafi stood up for Africa ruthlessly, but without this flawed Desert Lion, who can the West blame for the bloody aftermath likely to come?




NAM Radio: Craig Thompson's Habibi

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Oct 21, 2011

It looks like a holy book but Thompson's 672-page new graphic novel is anything but.




S-Comm Silences Domestic Violence Victims

New America Media, Commentary, Amy Woo, Posted: Oct 21, 2011

Secure Communities has heightened the fear of immigrant victims of domestic violence, causing them to remain silent in the face of abuse.




Why Cain Was Applauded for Trashing the Unemployed

New America Media, News Report, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Oct 21, 2011

Cheers for Herman Cain at Tuesday’s GOP debate showed too many share his notion that their fellow Americans are to blame for being poor or unemployed.




Arab Media: Gaddafi’s Death a Relief and a Concern

New America Media, News Report, Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Oct 20, 2011

New America Media surveyed Arab media, editors and publishers, across the country for their reactions to the death of Libya’s former leader, Muammar Gaddafi.




More Somali Refugee Families Homeless in Minneapolis

TC Daily Planet, News Report, Posted: Oct 20, 2011

She is one of 39 homeless Somali families in the shelter, who, like Isse, have recently come from a refugee camp in Ethiopia. Isse lived there for more than 20 years




Herman Cain Defends Plans for Border ‘Technology’ in GOP Debate

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Oct 20, 2011

He initially backed away from that statement, calling it a joke, before telling reporters in Arizona, “it might be electrified




Nuevos documentos revelan abuso sexual a detenidos

Investigative Reporting Workshop, News Report, Por Catherine Rentz / IRW, Traducido por Valeria Fernández / NAM, Posted: Oct 20, 2011

Más de 170 acusaciones de abuso sexual fueron presentadas por inmigrantes indocumentados en centros de detención.




Gaddafi Leaves Behind a Legacy of Rage and Dysfunction

New America Media, News Report, Behrouz Saba, Posted: Oct 20, 2011

Gaddafi's death and the legacy he leaves behind augurs a tumultuous period ahead for the region and the world.




New Documents Detail Sex Abuse of Detained Immigrants

Investigative Reporting Workshop, News Report, Catherine Rentz , Posted: Oct 20, 2011

Undocumented immigrants held in U.S. immigration detention facilities filed more than 170 allegations of sexual abuse over the last four years.




Former Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi is Dead

Arab America, News Report, Posted: Oct 20, 2011

Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is dead after suffering from wounds as fighters overtook his hometown of Sirte, Libya after an eight month battle for democracy in Libya, reports Arab America.




Arizona Latinos at Center of Redstricting Process

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernandez, Posted: Oct 20, 2011

As Arizona redraws its political maps, the state once again finds itself in the center of debate over immigration, voting rights and the political power of the minorities.




Central Valley Teens Farm for College Tuition

New America Media/South Kern Sol, News Report, Berenice Sanchez and Luz Peña, Posted: Oct 20, 2011

A high school graduate in California's central valley takes to farm work to save up for college amid record-high tuition hikes at most public universities.




Retirement Investments Keep Elder Black Women Afloat

Louisiana Weely/New America Media, News Report, Nayita Wilson, Posted: Oct 20, 2011

Financing retirement is tough in the recession, but many black women have tapped their experience to rebound from their losses.




Hispanic GOP Leaders Do Little to Improve Image

Hispanic Link News Service, News Report, José Armas, Posted: Oct 19, 2011

Republicans created the Hispanic Leadership Network last year in an attempt to re-capture the Latino vote it lost in the 2008 presidential election.




Witnesses "Regret" Not Helping Injured 2-Year-Old

World Journal, News Report, Posted: Oct 19, 2011

A video released last week in China showing a two-year-old girl being run over and then ignored by passersby has caused a firestorm among Internet users.




Líderes hispanos republicanos poco hacen por mejorar la imagen

Hispanic Link News Service, News Report, José Armas, Posted: Oct 19, 2011

Los republicanos crearon la Hispanic Leadership Network (HLN) el año pasado intentando recapturar el voto latino que perdieron.




SFPD to Launch Human Trafficking Unit

SF Public Press, News Report, Jason Winshell, Posted: Oct 19, 2011

The need to focus investigations on cases of suspected human trafficking led to the reorganization of the SFPD’s Special Victims Unit this week.




U.S. Radio Reporter Barred from Entering India

India-West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Oct 19, 2011

India barred David Barsamian, founder and director of the Boulder, Colo.,-based Alternative Radio, entry into the country, possibly because of his previous reporting from Kashmir.




Agent Orange Studies Overlook Vietnamese Americans

New America Media, Commentary, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Oct 19, 2011

Little has been done to examine the impact of Agent Orange on the Vietnamese American community, even as symptoms continue to emerge.




Reports Show Social Security Cuts Would Hit People of Color

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Oct 19, 2011

Two new reports say minorities and women, both hard hit by the recession, would struggle more in retirement, if Congress cuts Social Security.




Santa Clara County Ends Collaboration with ICE

New America Media, Video, Raj Jayadev and Fernando Perez, Posted: Oct 18, 2011

Santa Clara County today voted in a new set of guidelines that in effect ends the county’s collaboration with Immigration and Custom Enforcement.




"Ad Messages Lie," Says Soda Sucks Winner

New America Media, Video, Video: Eming Piansay // Profile by: Suzanne Manneh , Posted: Oct 18, 2011

William Haynes, 17, drinks much less soda since he made a video about the harm too much can do—a video that won the Soda Sucks competition.




Soaring Eagles: Preserving Tradition Among Native American Youth

New America Media, News Feature, Serena Levis, Posted: Oct 18, 2011

A San Diego dance troupe is inspiring a generation of young and urban Native American youth to rediscover ancestral traditions.




Record Number of Deportations

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Oct 18, 2011

On Tuesday the Department of Homeland Security released its total for the number of deportations it carried out in fiscal year 2011, which ended Sept. 30.




CIR: Border Corruption on the Rise

Center for Investigative Reporting, News Report, Posted: Oct 18, 2011

The Center for Investigative Reporting and the Los Angles Times published an investigation this week into the increase in allegations of corruption on the border.




The Story Behind 'Lost in Detention'

Investigative Reporting Workshop, News Report, Margaret Ebrahim, Posted: Oct 18, 2011

Investigative Reporting Workshop announces the release of a years long study into abuses within America's immigrant detention system.




Split Decision on Alabama's Immigration Law

Migration Policy Institute, News Report, Posted: Oct 18, 2011

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued a split decision on Alabama's new immigration law, enjoining some parts of HB 56 while allowing other provisions to be implemented.




Youth Homelessness on the Rise in Richmond, CA

Richmond Pulse, News Feature, Kia Croom, Posted: Oct 18, 2011

Richmond, CA. has seen a spike in the number of homeless youth in the city as the economy continues to put pressure on the most vulnerable.




Latinos Protest 'John and Ken' Show, Advertisers Listen

Multi-American, News Report, Posted: Oct 18, 2011

Verizon and AT&T Wireless have pulled their advertising from the "John and Ken" show in response to a call by Latino organizations for KFI to fire the two talk show hosts




Report: Medicaid Cuts Would Harm Minorities

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

A new report shows that GOP-proposed Medicaid cuts would especially harm low-income black and Latino patients.




S. Korean Leader a Harbinger of Good Tidings in Detroit

Korea Daily, News Analysis, Jung-yoon Lee, Posted: Oct 17, 2011

Auto workers in Detroit welcomed a visit by South Korean President Myung-bak Lee, even as a trade agreement with the U.S. threatens to flood the local market.




Occupy Wall Street Protests Go Global While Focus Stays on the Poor

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Oct 17, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Movement continues unabated.




Father Solalinde: Sheltering Mexico's Migrant Population

New America Media, News Feature, José Luis Sierra, Posted: Oct 17, 2011

Father Alejandro Solalinde is one of Mexico's leading advocates for Central American migrants journeying north.




New Recipients for Subsidized Vegetables: College Graduates

New America Media, News Report, Linda Thompson, Posted: Oct 17, 2011

The new subsidized recipients for farmers' vegetables distribution are not just minorities but unemployed college graduates.




Are You Really Dead Until You are Dead on Facebook?

Firstpost.com, News Report, Sandip Roy, Posted: Oct 16, 2011

Once there were obituaries.Now we have Twitteruaries. So get ready for the facebook funeral.




Unlikely Organizers Bring Occupy Movement to Chico

Chicosol.org, News Report, Leslie Layton, Posted: Oct 15, 2011

Residents of the rural California town of Chico have brought the Occupy Wall Street movement to the heart of Tea Party territory.




Return to Sender: The Closing of Rural Post Offices

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

residents talk about the U.S. Postal Service’s proposed plan to close the post office and the effects on rural life.




New Cal Law Could be Game-Changer on Elder Poverty

New America Media, Commentary, Susan E. Smith, Posted: Oct 15, 2011

A new California law gives agencies on aging a more realistic measure of elders’ needs than the U.S. poverty line.




A Third of S.F. Chinese Voters Unaware of Ranked Choice

New America Media, News Report, Vivian Po, Posted: Oct 14, 2011

A survey conducted by the Chinese-language Sing Dao Daily found that nearly one-third of Chinese voters in San Francisco don't know about ranked choice voting.




Fil-Ams Liken Occupy Protests To Phil. People Power

"Balitang America"-The Filipino Channel, Video, Henni Espinosa, ABS-CBN North America Bureau, Posted: Oct 14, 2011

Filipino Americans who joined the Occupy SF protest likened the movement to the Phils.' 1986 People Power Revolution.




Irvine 11 Conviction Sets a Dangerous Precedent, Attorney Says

The Arab American News, News Report, Nick Meyer, Posted: Oct 14, 2011

11 Southern Calif. college students who protested the Israeli Ambassador's speech at UC Irvine in 2010, were recently sentenced to three years probation.




HB 56 Reigniting Civil Rights Movement in Alabama

New America Media, News Analysis, Valeria Fernandez, Posted: Oct 14, 2011

As fear and doubt about the future swells within Alabama’s immigrant community, a diverse group of activists work to provide information and sometimes even protection.




Federal Appeals Court Blocks Controversial Parts of Alabama Immigration Law

El Diario La Prensa, News Report, Posted: Oct 14, 2011

The most controversial parts of Alabama immigration bill HB 56 were blocked Friday.




AL Davis Was a Champion of Diversity

New America Media, Commentary, Lee Hubbard, Posted: Oct 14, 2011

Al Davis, the legendary head coach-turned owner of the football franchise Oakland Raiders, blazed a path toward greater diversity in the NFL.




Chris Tucker Facing Foreclosure on Mansion

The Root, News Report, Posted: Oct 14, 2011

The "Rush Hour" star was hit with a staggering $11 million tax bill last year (10) after allegedly falling behind on fees in 2001, 2002 and 2004 through to 2006.




The Unthinkable: A Cain Versus Obama Match-Up

New America Media, News Analysis, Posted: Oct 14, 2011

Though unlikely, Cain’s quick rise to the top of the GOP candidate heap makes Cain vs. Obama at least thinkable.




The Unfinished Legacy of 2010

New America Media, Commentary, Frank Viviano, Posted: Oct 14, 2011

A precipitous drop in turnout among progressive and young voters in 2010 led to the current crisis fueling Wall Street protests.




Pushing Yuan Bill Won't Help U.S. Recovery

New America Media, Commentary, George Koo, Posted: Oct 14, 2011

A bill aimed at pressuring China to revalue its currency in order to resuscitate America's job market is a clear case of China bashing.




Occupy Mike Bloomberg

New America Media, Commentary, David Kempa, Posted: Oct 13, 2011

As part of the 1 percent of wealthy Americans, New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg is the epitome of what the Wall Street protesters oppose.




Poll: Herman Cain Leads the Way Among GOP Contenders

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Oct 13, 2011

Fueled by Tea Party supporters, conservatives and high-interest GOP primary voters, Herman Cain is leading the way among GOP presidential contenders according to several national polls released this week. His rants calling Occupy Wall Street protestors lazy un-Americans who just want to ride someone else’s Cadillac seem to be helping him.




Occupy San Francisco: Protesters Take to the Streets

New America Media, Video, Ann Bassette & Josue Rojas, Posted: Oct 13, 2011

Occupy SF protestors took to the streets and protested outside Wells Fargo Bank in downtown San Francisco yesterday.




Facebook Comment Results in Death of Dominican Teen

El Diario La Prensa, News Report, Posted: Oct 13, 2011

A teenager, enraged by Facebook comments against her, allegedly stabbed another young woman in the Dominican Republic.




Coptic Christians Share Agony Via Facebook

New America Media, News Analysis, Shadi Rahimi, Posted: Oct 13, 2011

Egypt's Coptic community and activists in the country say the ruling military regime may be behind Sunday's violence.




Obama’s Failing Emails: Where Did the President’s Mojo Go?

TomDispatch, Commentary, Bill McKibben, Posted: Oct 13, 2011

Obama's pending decision on the Keystone XL Pipeline will test his commitment to change on climate and big business.




Q&A: Eddie Colla and the 99:1 Movement

New America Media, Question & Answer, Zaineb Mohammed, Posted: Oct 13, 2011

New Jersey-native Eddie Colla is a Bay Area based artist whose work has taken on iconic status with the Occupy Wall St. movement.




Iranian Assassination Plot: Cousins Are Nothing But Trouble

New America Media, Commentary, Behrouz Saba, Posted: Oct 12, 2011

An Iranian-American perspective on the alleged Iranian assassination plot.




Occupy Wall Street Spreads to Seoul

Joongang Daily, News Report, Kim Mi-ju, Posted: Oct 12, 2011

The Occupy Wall Street movement against the U.S. financial system that began in New York last month looks set to spread to Seoul.




U.S. Overreach in Tying Assassination Plot to Iran

New America Media, News Report, William Beeman, Posted: Oct 12, 2011

Washington's rush to tie Tehran to an assassination plot aimed at a Saudi diplomat could backfire.




Racial Gap in School Suspensions Widens

The Root, News Report, Posted: Oct 12, 2011

What's more, white students were disciplined most often for easily documented offenses, such as vandalism and use of explicit language, while black students were disproportionately disciplined for offenses that may have required more judgment on the part of the teacher, such as being disrespectful and being loud in class -- suggesting that blacks may be singled out when it comes to more subjective infractions.




From Jim Crow to Juan Crow: Alabama's Civil Rights Legacy

New America Media, Commentary, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Oct 12, 2011

New America Media’s Paul Kleyman, who was on the 1965 Selma march, reflects on Alabama’s anti-immigrant law -- and the use of water as a racial divide.




New York, Athens, Cairo: What Are They Marching For?

New America Media, Op-ed, Behrouz Saba, Posted: Oct 12, 2011

The global impasse cannot be shouted down, argues NAM contributor Behrouz Saba, who says Wall Street protestors must articulate more innovative ideas for the future.




Women Left Behind in Recovery

Investigative Reporting Workshop, News Report, Kat Aaron and Lynne Perri, Posted: Oct 12, 2011

A higher percentage of women are unemployed than men, according to numbers released today by Gallup.




Occupy Oakland Protestors Want More Diversity in Movement

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

Monday's kick-off rally of Occupy Oakland stressed that the movement needs more diversity to give truth to its motto, “We are the 99%.”




Jerry Brown Signs Bill to Reduce CA Checkpoint Impounds

California Watch, News Report, Ryan Gabrielson, Posted: Oct 11, 2011

On Sunday, Brown authorized AB 353, which prohibits police at checkpoints from seizing a car solely because the driver is unlicensed.




Recession to Claim 10,000 More Wall Street Jobs in 2012

El Diario La Prensa, News Report, Posted: Oct 11, 2011

NEW YORK—Wall Street firms alone could lose another 10,000 jobs in 2012, according to a report by New York's Comptroller, says El Diario La Prensa.




Supreme Court Upholds Mumia Appeal: Death Sentence Was Unconstitutional

Philadelphia Tribune, News Report, Larry Miller, Posted: Oct 11, 2011

The Supreme Court rejected a request by the Philadelphia DA to overturn a decision declaring the defendant’s death sentence unconstitutional.




Reunión de Medios Étnicos Explica el Proceso Complicado de la Redistribución de Distritos en Florida

Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, News Report, Ralph de la Cruz, Posted: Oct 11, 2011

Miembros de diversos sectores de los medios étnicos de Florida se reunieron en Miami para aprender más acerca de cómo la redistribución afectará a sus comunidades.




Obama Name a Big Sell in China

Sing Dao Daily, News Report, Posted: Oct 11, 2011

While Obama struggles to sell the American public on policy, across China his image is selling like the proverbial hotcake.




In Alabama, All Doors Closed to Immigrants

La Opinión, News Report, Valeria Fernández/Translation: Jacob Simas and Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Oct 11, 2011

The new law has an impact on every aspect of daily life for immigrants and by extension their U.S. born children.




Muslim Woman Kicked Off Southwest Flight After ‘It’s a Go’ Mix-Up

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Oct 11, 2011

Southwest Airlines flight officials did not let her re-board because the crew was “uncomfortable” with her on the plane.




Alabama Law Isn’t Just for Immigrants

Black America Web, Commentary, Gerry Hudson, Posted: Oct 11, 2011

Laws, like Alabama’s HB56, unfairly target immigrants, and consequently people of color, under the guise of immigration enforcement.




Organizers of “Occupy Wall Street” Ignite D.C. Protests

Washington Afro, News Report, Erica Butler, Posted: Oct 11, 2011

Unlike the Occupy Wall Street movement, the D.C. movement called “October 2011” was pre-planned, but the message is the same.




Why No Demands? Occupy Wall Street is a Rebellion, Not a Protest.

New America Media, Op-ed, Michael Levitin , Posted: Oct 11, 2011

This movement has issued no demands. It is not a protest. It’s an occupation. Rebellions don’t have demands.




The Korean Fantasy of Reunification

New America Media, Question & Answer, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Oct 11, 2011

Support among South Koreans for unification of the two Koreas is at a new low, according to recent reports.




Three Women Honored By Nobel Prize, Millions are Missing

New America Media, News Analysis, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Oct 11, 2011

A report indicated that 1.3 million girls are not born in China and India every year because of overt discrimination.




What They’re Yelling About on Wall Street

YC Teen Mag, News Report, Posted: Oct 10, 2011

Something unusual has been happening near Wall Street. People have been camping out, protesting, exchanging ideas.




LGBT Couples Facing Increased Immigration Tensions

La Raza, News Report, Fabiola Pomareda, Translated by Edwin Franco, Posted: Oct 10, 2011

Kevin Goodman and Anton Pulung-Hartanto, a native of Indonesia, are among 36,000 same sex, bi-national couples living in the U.S. facing increased immigration tensions.




Residents Question Newark NJ High Marks for Senior Living

Amsterdam News, News Report, Greg Townes , Posted: Oct 10, 2011

Chicago-based Bankers Life and Casualty Company announced that Newark was No. 10 on its list of the 50 best places in the country for senior citizens.




The Psychology of Black Unemployment

NNPA, News Report, Cynthia E. Griffin, Posted: Oct 10, 2011

According to the Los Angeles UCLA Black Worker Center, the demographic of the working class is probably the most invisible in the African American community.




NAM Radio: A Guide to Occupy Wall Street

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

What is Occupy Wall Street and who is involved? Here is a primer, from someone in the midst of it all.




Black America Is Moving South—and to the ‘Burbs. What’s It Mean?

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Oct 10, 2011

The U.S. Census Bureau released findings from the 2010 Census this month that reveal a dramatic migration underway within black America. Over the past decade, hundreds of thousands of black people have relocated to the South and, around the country, have moved from the cities to the suburbs.




Phoenix, Arizona - Redistricting Briefing - Protecting Minority Rights for the Next 10 Years - Tuesday, Oct. 18th

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

As Arizona redraws its political maps to reflect the results of the 2010 Census, the state once again finds itself in the center of the U.S. debate over immigration, voting rights and the political power of the minorities. The state's population grew 26 percent over the past decade-much of that due to Latinos-resulting in one new congressional seat, but the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission has been under attack by the GOP.




Dispatch From Pelican Bay: Why I Joined the Hunger Strike

SF Bay View, First Person, Alfred Sandoval, Posted: Oct 10, 2011

A prisoner at Pelican Bay State Prison in Northern California explains what compelled him to join the hunger strike.




Alabama Pastor Speaks Out as First HB56 Victim

La Opinion, News Report, Valeria Fernandez / Translation: Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Oct 10, 2011

A prominent Hispanic pastor in Anniston, Alabama, is among the first to experience the impact of the state's harsh new immigration law.




The Occupy movement takes roots in Minneapolis

TC Daily Planet, News Report, Posted: Oct 09, 2011

Other officials, including Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and Minneapolis City Council Member Cam Gordon, also stopped by to support the demonstrators.




Green Oil in Africa: Development Opportunity or Threat to Food Security?

New America Media, News Report, Stefano Valentino, Posted: Oct 09, 2011

Do bio-fuels represent a new development opportunity for Africa, or a new form of colonization?




NAM Radio: The Theatre of Armenian Genocide

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

Night Over Erzinga is the adaptation of one Armenian American family's story.




Going Insane in a CA Prison: An Inmate's Call for Help

SF Bay View, First Person, Christian Lownes, Posted: Oct 09, 2011

One California inmate describes the unclean conditions and lack of health care that are causing him mental anguish.




Vietnamese Colonel Reunites With Cambodian Refugee, 26 Years Later

New America Media, Video, Text: Vivian Po & Cicy Wang / Video: Mike Siv, Posted: Oct 09, 2011

A former refugee from Cambodia finds the man he calls his "hero" in Oakland, CA, three decades after the war that changed their lives.




Ethnic Media Convening Breaks Down Florida’s Complex Redistricting Process

Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, News Report, Ralph de la Cruz, Posted: Oct 08, 2011

Members of Florida's diverse ethnic media sector gathered in Miami to learn more about how redistricting will impact their communities.




Filipino Maid Made History in Hong Kong

Global Nation, News Report, Posted: Oct 08, 2011

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Ballet Austin to dance to Trinh Cong Son music in the OC

Bolsavik.com, News Report, Posted: Oct 08, 2011

Ballet Austin to dance to Trinh Cong Son music in the Orange County.




California's Prison Hunger Strikers Seek Support from Hip Hop

SF Bay View, Press Release, Mutope Duguma & James Crawford for the Pelican Bay Human Rights Movement, Posted: Oct 08, 2011

An open letter from prison hunger strikers in CA to the greater hip-hop community, asking for their support.




Alabama Immigration Law Hurting Small Businesses

La Opinion, News Report, Valeria Fernandez, translated by Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Oct 08, 2011

As immigrants flee Alabama in the wake of HB56, small business owners who rely on their patronage are paying the price.




GOP’s Texas Redistricting Targets Latino Voting Potential

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Oct 07, 2011

A surge in the Latinos between 2000-2010 has enabled 8 states to expand their Congressional delegations, and Texas tops the list.




Yusuf Bey IV Finally on His Way to Prison for Murdering Journalist, Two Others

The Chauncey Bailey Project, News Report, Thomas Peele, Posted: Oct 07, 2011

Former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader and convicted triple killer Yusuf Bey IV is finally on his way to state prison after prosecutors dropped the last remaining case against him Friday.




Unions Stand with ‘Occupy’ Protesters

Amsterdam News, News Report, Stephon Johnson, Posted: Oct 07, 2011

They filled up Foley Square in Lower Manhattan. They were a mix of union members, students, politicians and people who just couldn't take it anymore. These people gave new life to the Occupy Wall Street protesters.




Families Optimistic as Parolees Move Closer to Home

Black Voice News, News Report, Chris Levister, Posted: Oct 07, 2011

Thousands of low-level offenders were transferred from state prison facilities to county jails last Saturday, October 1 under a new law aimed at cutting costs to direct money toward other services while reducing state prison populations.




Asians Joined Occupy Wall Street Movement

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Posted: Oct 07, 2011

Asian civil rights groups were among the demonstrators during the latest large “Occupy Wall Street” protest on October 5 protest in New York City.




"Naked" Wedding for Poor Chinese Couples

China Daily USA, News Report, Jia Xu, Posted: Oct 07, 2011

A "naked marriage" is a Chinese term that refers to getting married without any financial burden apart from 9 dollars cost for the legal marriage registration fee.




NAM Radio: 10th Anniversary of the War in Afghanistan

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

October 7th marks exactly ten years since the war in Afghanistan began -- the longest war in U.S. history.




Flat-Lining the Middle Class: Economic Numbers to Die For

TomDispatch, News Report, Andy Kroll, Posted: Oct 07, 2011

In recent months, new data has laid bare the dilapidated condition of the American economy, & particularly of the once-mighty American middle class.




NYC Latinos React to Wall Street Demo in Different Ways

El Diario, News Report, Annie Correal, Posted: Oct 07, 2011

On the streets of NYC's financial district, Latino reactions to the Wall Street demonstration have been mixed.




For Working Poor, Jobs Opened a World That Once Seemed Out of Reach

Silicon Valley De-Bug, News Report, Adrian Avila, Posted: Oct 07, 2011

In Silicon Valley, there is a connection between those who innovate the technology and the working poor, who are often immigrants.




Saudi Arabia: A Soft Revolution or Pacifying the Tide?

New America Media, Commentary, Mohamad Ozeir, Posted: Oct 07, 2011

The Saudi King's royal decree allowing women the right to vote in 2015 is not in jest.




Steve Jobs: The Visionary Is Gone, Long After the Music Died

New America Media, News Analysis, Behrouz Saba, Posted: Oct 06, 2011

American art forms have been on a downward spiral, despite the innovations in information technology pioneered by Steve Jobs.




World iSad: Filipino Netizens Join Cybermourning for Steve Jobs

INQUIRER.net, News Report, Philippine Daily Inquirer Staff, Posted: Oct 06, 2011

Filipino netizens are expressing sadness and admiration for Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, mostly through the very devices he invented.




Arab Americans Fundraise for Somalia Famine

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Oct 06, 2011

Arab Americans in Dearborn, Mich. raised funds to dig fresh water wells for 50,000 families in famine-ravaged Somalia.




23 More People Arrested in Wall Street Protests

El Diario La Prensa, News Report, Posted: Oct 06, 2011

Twenty-three protesters participating in the "Occupy Wall Street" movement were arrested today after a large march through lower Manhattan.




Chinese Pay Respects to Steve Jobs

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Posted: Oct 06, 2011

Steve Jobs' death drew fans to Apple's headquarters in Cupertino and his house in Palo Alto, including Chinese Americans and Chinese tourists.




Will Jobs' death cause Samsung, Apple to reconcile?

Korea Times, News Report, Yoo-chul Kim, Posted: Oct 06, 2011

Steve Jobs' death comes as Korean tech giant Samsung is locked in a legal dispute with Apple over patent rights.




CDCR Clamping Down as Resurgent Prison Hunger Strike Grows

Colorlines, News Report, Noelle de la Paz, Posted: Oct 06, 2011

Inmates at twelve CA prisons are back on hunger strike, and despite efforts by the CDCR to limit their influence, momentum is building.




Kamala Harris to Ethnic Media: Inform Your Communities About Foreclosure

New America Media, News Report, Zaineb Mohammed, Posted: Oct 06, 2011

California's Attorney General has proposed a new course of action to address foreclosure in the state, and ethnic media has a key role.




Steve Jobs Was an Arab American

New America Media, News Feature, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Oct 05, 2011

He was born to a Syrian Muslim father who was living in Wisconsin.




High Interest Loans Forced China's Business Owners to Flee

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Posted: Oct 05, 2011

Increasing debts and high interest loans are causing small business owners to flee the city of Wenzhou, China.




Chinese Media: Pushing Yuan Bill Won't Help U.S. Recovery

Xinhua News Agency, News Report, Posted: Oct 05, 2011

Blaming China’s handling of its currency won't help the U.S. economy, states an editor with Xinhua News Agency, China's state media.




Latinos Abandon Alabama Homes, Classrooms, Churches After HB 56

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Oct 05, 2011

Latinos have continued to leave Alabama in large numbers since a federal judge in the state upheld most provision of HB 56, the country’s toughest immigration enforcement law.




DA Launches Program for Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Oct 05, 2011

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón held a press conference with ethnic media yesterday to announce the launch of a domestic violence program.




Yemen Strikes Perpetuate America’s False Sense of Security

New America Media, News Report, Behrouz Saba, Posted: Oct 05, 2011

The recent killing of two American members of al Qaeda in Yemen highlight America's misguided approach in its battle against terrorism.




Tibetan Suicide Protests Violate Buddhist Ethics

New America Media, News Report, Yoichi Shimatsu, Posted: Oct 05, 2011

A recent spate of suicides involving the self-immolation of Tibetan monks to protest Chinese rule falls afoul of Buddhist morality.




NAM Radio: Manufacturing Immigrant Hysteria in America

New America Media, Audio, Shirin Sadeghi, Posted: Oct 04, 2011

It's never been easy being different in America, what with all the scapegoating, surveillance and hysteria that surrounds "the other."




Occupy Wall Street Movement Births Newspaper

New America Media, News Report, Michael Levitin, Posted: Oct 04, 2011

Since the occupation began in Liberty Square in lower Manhattan on Sept. 17, dozens of cities across the U.S. have gotten into the act.




Report: New Restrictive Voting Rules Could Hurt 5 Million Americans

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Oct 04, 2011

ssary.” “They especially hurt those who have been historically locked out of our electoral system, like minorities, poor people, and students,” Weiser wrote. “Often they seem precisely targeted to exclude certain voters.”




Miami, Florida - Redistricting Briefing - Protecting Minority Rights for the Next 10 Years - Thursday, Oct. 6th

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Oct 04, 2011

In the 2010 Census, Florida's population grew by nearly 18 percent -- far outpacing the national growth rate -- adding 2.8 million residents and two congressional seats. With Hispanics now comprising nearly a quarter of the state's population and blacks making up another 15 percent, Florida is on pace to overtake New York as the third most populous state in the 2020 Census. But despite vows of transparency in how congressional boundaries will be redrawn, and driven by fears that ethnic voters could swing Democratic, the GOP-dominated Florida legislature has not release redistricting maps to the public. This is raising concerns that the new plan could divide the Latino, African-American, and Asian populations and dilute their political strength. Learn how redistricting could increase or diminish minority voting power throughout Florida and what civic activists are doing to assure that new redistricting lines don't further dilute the power of black, Hispanic and Asian populations.




Anti-Immigrant Legislation Hits Alabama Factories

La Opinión, News Report, Valeria Fernandez, translated by Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Oct 04, 2011

Alabama's recently passed legislation, HB56, has caused many immigrants to flee, hitting many factories dependent on immigrant labor.




American GI Arrested for Rape in S. Korea

Chosun Daily, News Report, Posted: Oct 04, 2011

A report South Korea’s Chousun Daily notes that an arrest warrant was issued for an American serviceman accused of raping a teenage South Korean girl.




Mexico Leans to the Right on Abortion

New America Media, News Report, José Luis Sierra, Posted: Oct 04, 2011

A decision last week by Mexico's supreme court threatens to turn women into criminals for making decisions about their bodies and their future.




Hire Teenagers: A Solution to Joblessness in America

New America Media, Op-ed, Patricia Johnson, Posted: Oct 04, 2011

Give youth jobs now, and they will have higher lifetime earning potential - and the habit of employment and better health.




Cain and the GOP Can’t De-Brainwash Blacks

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

GOP candidate Herman Cain joined the fray of racial attacks when he accused blacks of blindly backing the Democratic Party.




Financial Planner Pleads Guilty to Stealing Millions from Elderly

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

Financial Planner Pleads Guilty to Stealing Millions from Elderly




Reform Panel Bill Skirts High Court Ruling

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

It's taken more than 14 months for the Navajo Nation Council to begin restoring the office overseeing government reform since being ordered to do so by the Supreme Court, but some delegates have radical changes in mind for it.




A Communal Prayer for World Peace

India Currents, News Report, Posted: Oct 03, 2011

About 8 million prayers have been recited by Sikhs in more than 50 countries worldwide this year. Congregations have hosted interfaith events, involved their local neighbors and formed unique ways of sharing the experience of Sikh prayer with their wider communities.




Chinese Techies in Silicon Valley Disappointed in Obama

Sing Tao, News Report, Posted: Oct 03, 2011

Chinese immigrant workers in Silicon Valley expressed disappointment following a visit by President Obama to the headquarters of the social media company LinkedIn.




Homeowners to Banks: Clean Up the Mess You Left in Our Neighborhood

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Oct 03, 2011

Homeowners to Banks: Clean Up the Mess You Left in Our Neighborhood




NAM Radio: The Legacies of Chemical Warfare in Vietnam

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

Most of us have little understanding of how Agent Orange came to be used in Vietnam & how it is still hurting people & the environment to this day.




Concern Grows Over Immigrant Detainee Deaths in UK

New America Media, Video, Ed Targett/ video: Sushmita Chatterjee, Posted: Oct 03, 2011

Despite a rise in mysterious deaths and incidences of self-abuse in UK detention centers, the government has released little information to the public.




As Supreme Court Begins New Term, Immigration Looms Large

New America Media, News Report, Pamela A. MacLean, Posted: Oct 03, 2011

As the U.S. Supreme Court begins its new term, Arizona’s SB 1070 is likely to be front and center.




Mom Struggles in Aftermath of Deportation

Richmond Pulse/New America Media, News Feature, Kia Croom, Posted: Oct 02, 2011

A mother struggles to support her three children after her husband is arrested and deported to Mexico for having no papers.




Somali Elder Helps Seattle Refugees Be Buried Affordably with Dignity

Runta/New America Media, Profile, Mohamud Yussuf , Posted: Oct 02, 2011

After leaving his job eight years ago, Omar Abatiyow Mohamed, now 84, began helping other Somalis in Seattle gain the dignity of a proper and affordable burial.




California Atty. General’s Office Pulls out of Settlement with Banks

New America Media, News Report, Zaineb Mohammed and Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Oct 01, 2011

California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced yesterday that she's pulling out of a pending 50-state settlement with banks over wrongful foreclosures, because she didn't want to give the banks blanket immunity.




Cal’s Pay-by-Race Bake Sale Gets Yawn from Asian Students

New America Media, News Report, Denise Chan, Posted: Oct 01, 2011

SB 185 would allow public universities in California to consider race and other factors when admitting applicants, running counter to Prop. 209, the initiative passed in 1996 and currently in force. But UC Berkeley’s Asian students don’t seem to care too much about it, one way or the other.




Fresno Officials Withdraw Health Plan for Low-Income People

Vida en el Valle, News Report, Rebecca Plevin, Posted: Oct 01, 2011

The Fresno County Board of Supervisors earlier this week withdrew its application for a federally funded low-income health program for the indigent, a program that would have provided a bridge for the implementation of the new health care reform law.