Settlement Postpones Axing of Calif. Eldercare Program

Eastern Group Publications , News Report, Gloria Alvarez, Posted: Nov 30, 2011

California's Adults Day Health Centers won't have to close by Dec. 1, according to a court settlement with the state, but the clock is ticking.




Leyendo con los niños para prepararlos para la escuela

New America Media, News Report, Story by Vivian Po, Translated by Liz Gonzalez, Posted: Nov 30, 2011

A school in Southern California is training parents to read with their children so they could play a greater role in their education.




Clinton Urges N. Korea to Take Steps on Nukes

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Nov 30, 2011

Secretary of State Hilary Clinton urged North Korea to demonstrate moves toward dismantling its nuclear program during a state visit to South Korea.




Limited Career Options For AB 540 Undocumented Students

El Nuevo Sol, News Report, Posted: Nov 30, 2011

California's AB 540 law allows qualified undocumented students to attend state colleges and pay in-state tuition fees. However, the proof of citizenship for many science and federally subsidized fields of medicine and research still poses an obstacle and therefore limit career options for these students.




Occupy LA: Tents Gone, But Campaign Not Over

New America Media, News Report, Jose Luis Sierra, Posted: Nov 30, 2011

It took LAPD less than 30 minutes to dismantle the Occupy LA encampment, though protestors vow to continue the campaign.




Mayor Ed Lee and the Rise of Asian American Political Power

New America Media, Commentary, Gautam Dutta, Posted: Nov 30, 2011

San Francisco's adoption of ranked choice voting has helped fuel a historic rise in political power among the city's Asian American community.




The Greatest Race: X Prize Enlists Elders in Quest for Vitality

RedwoodAge.com, News Report, Pamela A. MacLean, Posted: Nov 30, 2011

What can we learn from seniors 100 or older? The Archon Genomics X Prize will award $10 million to the one who can sequence 100 at age 100 first.




Seasonal Hiring Boosts California County

Black Voice News, News Report, Chris Levister, Posted: Nov 29, 2011

Retailers are gearing up for holiday by hiring seasonal workers in anticipation of holiday sales.




Enitan Bereola -- 21st Century Gentleman

New America Media, Video, Ann Bassette and Malcolm Marshall, Posted: Nov 29, 2011

Bereolaesque: be*re*ola*esque adj. Definition: highly appealing and pleasing to the human senses and/or mind; captivating.




Poll: Americans Support Fairer Wealth Distribution

Final Call, News Report, Nisa Islam Muhammad, Posted: Nov 29, 2011

A majority, 60 percent, of Americans said society would be better off if the distribution of wealth were more equal.




Malik Rhasaan: Expanding Occupation to the Hood

Amsterdam News, News Report, Amity Paye, Posted: Nov 29, 2011

About two months ago, when Malik Rhasaan first visited the Occupy Wall Street, he realized that he had his own ideas about the movement.




Dear OWS: Welcome to Our World

The Root, Commentary, Elon James White, Posted: Nov 29, 2011

Police brutality experienced by the Occupy Wall Street movement is nothing new in the black community.




Contradictory Immigration Laws Leave Families in Limbo

New America Media, News Feature, Valeria Fernandez, Posted: Nov 29, 2011

When immigration laws change, people like Maria Teresa Fuentes risk being separated from their families in the U.S.




Chaos in Cairo Plays to the Advantage of U.S., Big Oil

New America Media, Commentary, Behrouz Saba, Posted: Nov 29, 2011

The violence in Cairo, the epicenter of a disastrous “Arab Spring,” augurs well for a future envisioned by the U.S., its allies and Big Oil.




Occupy LA Says 'Protests Will Go On'

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

As the midnight deadline for the Occupy L.A. camp to clear out came and went, the general consensus among police and protestors was one of resigned determination.




Undocumented Immigrant Teen Commits Suicide in Texas

Univision, News Report, Posted: Nov 28, 2011

Joaquín Luna, the young undocumented immigrant who committed suicide in Mission, Texas last Friday, citing his frustration and anxiety over his immigration status, will be honored this Friday by the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA).




Gingrich Sees Immigrants as Humans

ColorLines, News Report, Julianne Hing, Posted: Nov 28, 2011

Can GOP voters stomach a presidential candidate who talks about undocumented immigrants without calling them “illegals”?




S. Korea to Host World Aid Conference

Korea Times, News Report, Si-soo Park, Posted: Nov 28, 2011

U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton is en route to South Korea to attend the world's largest forum in international aid.




Diné candidate: Time is right for Native in Congress

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

With Arizona redrawing its congressional districts, Wenona Benally Baldenegro figures it's a good time to be throwing her hat in the ring




Filipina Wins Fur-Free Fashion Competition

Asian Week, News Report, Posted: Nov 28, 2011

The Humane Society of the United States and The Art Institutes recently announced Filipina Johana Zara from The Art Institute of Vancouver as the grand prize winner of the seventh annual Cool vs. Cruel Fashion Design Competition.




Today’s Love: Wampanoag Tribe Revives Indigenous Language

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Nov 28, 2011

When the Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth Rock, it was the Wampanoag of Southern Massachusetts who met them. They are credited in history books with helping the settlers survive in their new surroundings.




Don’t Expect Much Diversity from “President” Romney

New America Media, News Analysis, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Nov 27, 2011

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who came under fire for having a near-exclusive white male state house when he was governor of Massachusetts, will have to sooner or later answer questions on his views on diversity and race, should he get the GOP nomination.




Reading with Kids to Get Them Ready for School

New America Media, News Feature, Vivian Po, Posted: Nov 27, 2011

A school in Southern California is training parents to read with their children so they could play a greater role in their education and build the youngsters' capacity to learn.




Alabama News Network: Protecting Parental Rights in Alabama

Women's Refugee Commission, News Report, Posted: Nov 27, 2011

The Women's Refugee Commission has prepared a list of tips for parents in Alabama to inform them of their rights.




First African-American Elected President of L.A. City Council

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Nov 27, 2011

Herb Wesson is the first African American president of the L.A. City Council.




La Red de Noticias de Alabama: Protegiendo los derechos de los padres en Alabama

Women's Refugee Commission, News Report, Posted: Nov 27, 2011

La Comisión de las Mujeres Refugiadas ha preparado una lista de medidas para padres en Alabama para saber sus derechos.




After BP Oil Spill, Future Uncertain for Vietnamese Fishers

Hyphen Magazine, News Feature, Nina Kahori Fallenbaum, Posted: Nov 26, 2011

Vietnamese Americans whose labor makes up about one-third of the gulf’s seafood industry, any hard-won stability after Katrina suddenly vanished.




Rising Temperatures, Droughts, Storms on the Rise, Report Finds

InsideClimate News, News Report, Katherine Bagley, Posted: Nov 26, 2011

The world's leading science panel studied the link between man-made warming and wild weather for the first time.




La Opinión: Gingrich Brings Common Sense to Immigration Debate

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Nov 26, 2011

Editors of La Opinión argue that the GOP presidential candidate brought common sense to the debate over immigration.




An Invisible Community: Korean Chinese in the U.S.

Hankyoreh, News Report, Kyung-hwa Song/Translated by Aruna Lee, Posted: Nov 25, 2011

There are an estimated 70,000 ethnic Koreans from China living in the U.S., many working in jobs rejected by Korean Americans.




Unique Collaboration Brings the Cambodian American Story to Life

International Examiner, News Report, Roxanne Ray, Posted: Nov 25, 2011

Following the recent production of Michael Golamco’s play “Year Zero” by SIS Productions, the Cambodian American immigrant experience is again on stage.




U.S. Challenges China's Power in Pacific Region

New America Media, News Analysis, Andrew Lam, Posted: Nov 25, 2011

The United States, seeing a need to counterbalance China's imminent rise in the Pacific region, is shifting its alliance to other Asian countries.




Indian Students in U.S. Drop 1%; Chinese Student Enrollment Up

India-West, News Report, Richard Springer, Posted: Nov 24, 2011

For the first time in five years, the number of students from India studying in the U.S. fell, down 1 percent in the 2010-2011 academic year. At the undergraduate level, Chinese student enrollment increased a whopping 43 percent.




Foreclosed Homeowners Re-Occupy Their Homes

New America Media, News Report, Zaineb Mohammed, Posted: Nov 24, 2011

More foreclosed homeowners are engaging in acts of civil disobedience to stay in their homes.




Grandma Teaches Facebookers About Love

Inquirer.net, News Report, Posted: Nov 24, 2011

About 60,000 strangers helped Lola Aurelia find her missing husband. In return, the 78-year-old woman taught them a lesson about love.




White House Shooter Story Plays Differently In Spanish-Language Media

KUOW.org, News Report, Jessica Robinson, Posted: Nov 23, 2011

When Univision landed an interview with the mother of the shooting suspect, they headlined it as a conversation with the "Mother of the Latino that fired at the White House."




New Research Refutes Some ‘Anti-Immigrant’ Myths

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Nov 23, 2011

A new study finds that immigrants today are integrating into American society at the same rates as previous generations of immigrants.




DOJ FIles Suit Against Utah Immigration Law

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Nov 23, 2011

On Tuesday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed suit against the state of Utah to block the implementation of HB 497.




ALIPAC: "Newt Gingrich is finished!"

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Nov 23, 2011

The immigration restrictionist organization Americans for Legal Immigration PAC is predicting that the Gingrich campaign will implode in reaction to Speaker Gingrich's support for Dream Act Amnesty during last night's CNN debate.




Could Sheriff Joe Arpaio Be the Last Man Standing?

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

The group behind Sen. Russell Pearce’s recall says the sheriff’s days in office are numbered.




If Clarence Thomas Was Not Justice Thomas He’d be Behind Bars

New America Media, Op-ed, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Nov 23, 2011

This week, bipartisan critics called for Thomas to recuse himself from an upcoming court case on the health care reform law, citing conflicts of interest.




Double XP on Junk Food in Call of Duty 3

New America Media/The kNOw, Commentary, Luis Pacheco, Posted: Nov 23, 2011

Call of Duty 3 is offering players bonus points through a marketing camping that promotes food items even a soldier would turn their nose at.




N. Korean Capital Gets Major Facelift

Korea Times, News Report, Young-jin Kim, Posted: Nov 22, 2011

Brand new apartments, theaters and parks are popping up in Pyongyang, as has a new department store hawking Chanel and Armani.




Beijing Softens on South China Sea

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Nov 22, 2011

China is proposing to fund improved maritime cooperation in Southeast Asia, after President Barack Obama challenged its actions in the South China Sea.




Chinese Restaurants Raided in Maine

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Posted: Nov 22, 2011

Several Chinese restaurants around Maine were raided last week, with the owners indicted on charges of hiring undocumented workers and money laundering.




Poor Management Blamed in Wenzhou Train Disaster

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Posted: Nov 22, 2011

Nearly four months after a deadly train wreck in China, a team investigating the disaster cited “poor management” as the cause, reported the Sing Tao Daily.




Tar Sands Oil Producers Eye California

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

The Obama administration's decision to delay the Canada-Texas Keystone XL pipeline has shifted attention to an alternate Pacific route.




Tear Gas and Stones Fly in Egypt's Tahrir Sq.

New America Media, Photo Essay, Shadi Rahimi, Posted: Nov 21, 2011

Bloody riots in Egypt’s Tahrir Square entered their third day Monday, a week ahead of the nation’s first parliamentary elections.




Latino Voters Could Swing Three States in 2012

The Hill, News Report, Posted: Nov 21, 2011

Latino voters' uncertain allegiance to the Democratic Party could put three states in play as possible swing states in the 2012 election, reports The Hill.




A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas

Asian American Press, News Report, Posted: Nov 21, 2011

John Cho and Kal Penn reprise their title roles in “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas,” which picks up six years after their last adventure. The film opened nationwide on Nov. 4 and should run through the holiday season.




Student-Police Clash at UC Davis Reveals Campus One Percent

New America Media, Op-ed, Behrouz Saba, Posted: Nov 21, 2011

Economic disparities on campus were brought into focus after UC Davis police used pepper spray on peaceful student demonstrators.




National Telebriefing - Study findings on the future of immigrant integration

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

Anti-immigrant laws are based on the idea that immigrants don't integrate into American society -- but a new study by the Center for American Progress finds that this is not true.




Mercedes-Benz Executive Arrested Under Alabama Immigration Law

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

Tuscaloosa police arrested a German executive from Mercedes-Benz on Friday, charging him under the state’s immigration law HB 56 for not having proper identification, the Associated Press reports.




Members of Congress Hold Hearing in Alabama

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

Members Congress held an Ad Hoc Congressional Hearing at the Council Chambers of Birmingham City Hall today on HB 56.




Clinton: Give Undocumented Kids a Chance to Stay

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

Undocumented students who were brought to the United States as children should be given a chance to stay there, visiting U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Nov. 16 in Manila.




The Global Revolt of 2011 - A Turning Point in History

New America Media, Commentary, Roger Burbach, Posted: Nov 21, 2011

The Occupy movement may not change economic structures, but it has led to something far more powerful: a global shift in consciousness.




Which 2012 Candidate Will Improve U.S.-Latin American Relations?

Council on Hemispheric Affairs, News Report, Robert Works, Posted: Nov 21, 2011

A coherent and sustainable policy toward Latin America remains absent from the 2012 election campaigns.




Mom and Dad Are Moving In — A Reverse Recession Story

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Nov 20, 2011

Actress-comedian Kat Ahn's parents who moved in with her due to the recession, and that was just the beginning.




What Teachers Don’t Get About ‘Low-Performing’ Students

New America Media, Commentary, Yvette Jackson, Posted: Nov 20, 2011

Educators of “gifted” students focus on the individual. But students tagged as “low performing” are often lumped together.




A Kiss to Nowhere: Benetton’s Unhate Campaign

Firstpost.com, News Report, Sandip Roy, Posted: Nov 19, 2011

When USSR’s Brezhnev kissed East Germany’s Honecker in '79 that was a kiss. When Obama kisses Hu Jintao in 2011 that’s just an ad for Bennetton.




Sisters ‘Humiliated’ by Bikini Photos Fired From Hyatt

Silicon Valley De-Bug/New America Media, News Report, Jean Melesaine, Posted: Nov 19, 2011

The Reyes sisters were among many Hyatt employees whose faces were pasted on bikini-clad cartoon images.




Albama DREAMers Speak From Detention: ICE Is “Rogue Agenc

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Nov 18, 2011

Last week two undocumented, DREAM Act-eligible immigrant activists presented themselves to immigration agents in Mobile, Alabama, and were subsequently put in detention and placed in deportation proceedings, to prove exactly that point.




Overloaded School Van Killed 18 Children in China

China Daily USA, News Report, Chen Jia, Posted: Nov 18, 2011

When the collision happened, 62 children and 2 adults were traveling in the school bus, a vehicle converted from a nine-seat van.




Dream Activists: Bring the Valle Brothers Home for Thanksgiving

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

Immigrant rights advocates are calling for the immediate release of Michell and Yasser Valle, two DREAM Act-eligible youth in New Jersey.




Survey Reveals ICE's Sporadic Exercise of Prosecutorial Discretion

Metro Latino USA, News Report, Posted: Nov 18, 2011

A new survey finds that ICE officers and attorneys are applying different standards on prosecutorial discretion.




Grim Snapshot: Job Seekers Pack Harlem Career Fair

Amsterdam News, News Report, Herb Boyd, Posted: Nov 18, 2011

A good indicator of the deplorable unemployment rate in our region occurred this week at City College of New York.




Watching the G.O.P. War on Voting Rights

Black Voice News, News Report, Chris Levister, Posted: Nov 18, 2011

Thirty-four state legislatures introduced bills requiring photo identification in order to vote. This legislation classifies several previously accepted IDs as unacceptable.




Occupiers Snarl Traffic in Downtown Philadelphia

Philadelphia Tribune, News Report, Eric Mayes, Posted: Nov 18, 2011

Temporarily paralyzing Center City, about 500 members of Occupy Philly seized the John F. Kennedy Boulevard Bridge Thursday evening




Is New Reality Series ‘Cosby Show’ for Muslims?

New America Media, News Report, Suzanne Manneh & Zaineb Mohammed, Posted: Nov 18, 2011

The series features five Shi’ite Muslim American families who all have roots in Lebanon, living in Detroit, Michigan.




In California, Health Reform ‘Nearly Impossible to Be Undone’

New America Media, News Report, Liz Gonzalez, Posted: Nov 18, 2011

Regardless of what the Supreme Court decides, the health reforms enacted in California are expected to remain in place.




GOP Presidential Candidates Tongue-Tied on Paterno

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Nov 18, 2011

There’s a reason for the GOP’s deafening silence on the Penn State scandal: Joe Paterno is a GOP-made man.




Seoul to Toughen Rules on U.S. Military Crimes

Korea Times, News Report, Tae-hoon Lee , Posted: Nov 17, 2011

Korea is seeking to have a greater authority to investigate and take custody of U.S. military personnel suspected of having committed felonies, multiple sources said Thursday.




DHS to Begin Review of Pending Deportation Cases

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

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today will begin its case-by-case review of some 300,000 pending deportation cases.




Clinton Signs New US-Phil. Agreement During Manila Visit

GMA News, News Report, Amita O. Legaspi, Posted: Nov 17, 2011

Secretary of State Clinton signed on Wednesday in Manila, the Partnership for Growth agreement which aims to help create more transparent and viable economic and business landscapes for the United States' partner countries including the Philippines.




Puerto Rico Launches App to Aid Police

Caribbean Business, News Report, Posted: Nov 17, 2011

Have you witnessed a crime? If you are in Puerto Rico there is now an app for that.




An Omen for Mexico 2012?

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Nov 17, 2011

Editors of La Opinión write that the recent gubernatorial election in Michoacán does not bode well for Mexico's 2012 presidential election.




Chinese Media Journalist Honored with Award

World Journal, News Report, Posted: Nov 17, 2011

Veteran journalist Kai Ping Lui of the World Journal received the Career Achievement Award by The Society of Professional Journalists- Northern California Chapter.




Migrant Farm Worker Housing as Shameful as Ever

Coachella Unincorporated/New America Media, News Report, Joaquín Magón, Posted: Nov 17, 2011

Alfredo lives in a tool shed. A cramped shed made of tin. He has no running water, electricity, heating… nothing.




Alabama News Network: The "Unintended Consequences" of HB 56

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Nov 17, 2011

Republican senators plan to change Alabama's immigration law, citing "unintended consequences." Here's what they meant.




Justice Department: Alabama Law Threatens "Basic Human Needs"

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

The U.S. Justice Department called Alabama's immigration law unconstitutional in a brief filed with the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.




Occupy Silicon Valley, 'Wall Street of the West'

New America Media, Commentary, Raj Jayadev, Posted: Nov 16, 2011

Protest Wall Street -- but don't forget about that tech bastion of inequality to the south: the high-tech firms of Silicon Valley.




Black Market for Human Eggs Grows in China

World Journal, News Report, Posted: Nov 16, 2011

An underground trade in human eggs from female students at prestigious universities is emerging in China.




SF State Students Stage Walkout in Solidarity With Occupy UC Movement

New America Media, News Report, Michael Barba, Posted: Nov 16, 2011

Students at San Francisco State University staged a walkout on Tuesday in solidarity with UC students.




Asian American Air Force Pilot is the Real ‘Top Gun’

Pacific Citizen, News Report, Posted: Nov 16, 2011

By the time Kari Asai was three years old, she had already asserted her independence. It became apparent one day when her mother Jan was helping her get dressed.




Occupy Oakland Protester Faces Deportation

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

An Occupy Oakland protester is facing possible deportation to Mexico after being arrested Monday.




Study Maps Pollution Hotspots in CA's San Joaquin Valley

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Nov 16, 2011

Researchers at UC Davis found the populations facing the biggest burden from pollution were concentrated in several urban centers and rural communities.




Sexual Abuse: Penn State vs. Immigrant Detention Centers

Hispanic Link News Service, Commentary, Jim Lamare, Posted: Nov 16, 2011

Three weeks before the Penn State scandal broke, ACLU and Frontline reported on the abuse of undocumented women in U.S. detention centers.




Democrats Play Dangerous Game in Shunning Obama

New America Media, News Report, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Nov 16, 2011

Democrats in swing and conservative districts are afraid to rub shoulders with Obama when as they're up for reelection.




Abuso sexual: Penn State v. los centros de detención de inmigrantes

Hispanic Link News Service, Commentary, Jim Lamare, Posted: Nov 16, 2011

Tres semanas antes que estallara el escándalo en Penn State, dos fuentes informaron de la preponderancia de abuso sexual que sufren los indocumentados encerrados en centros de detención en los Estados Unidos.




Seoul Mayor Attacked, Called Communist

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Nov 15, 2011

Seoul’s new mayor, Won-soon Park, was attacked on Tuesday by a middle-aged woman during a civil defense drill in a local subway station.




Majority of Hate Crime Victims are Latinos

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Nov 15, 2011

The FBI’s annual Hate Crime Statistics report was released on Monday, and the numbers show a dramatic spike in crimes against Latinos.




Filipino DREAMer Faces Deportation

Filamstar.net/GMANews.TV , News Report, Posted: Nov 15, 2011

Supporters are lobbying to stop the deportation of 31-year-old Filipino, Jose Isabelo Librojo, who has been an undocumented immigrant since 1995 when he was only 15 years old.




MPI Report Documents Progress of Immigrant Youth

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Nov 15, 2011

According to the report, second-generation Hispanic women have college enrollment rates equal to those of third-generation white women.




Mexico's PRI Wins in Michoacán

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

Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) added the state of Michoacán to its list of state governorships.




"Cyber-Banging": When Gangs Take It From the Street to the Web

Richmond Pulse/New America Media, News Report, Lamar Littleton, Posted: Nov 15, 2011

In Richmond, Calif., gangsters, wannabe-gangsters and felons are using social media to incite violence and make threats.




Latino, Filipino Press Debate: Did Pacquiao Really Win?

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore & Odette Keeley , Posted: Nov 15, 2011

The contentious win of Manny Pacquiao over Juan Manuel Márquez on Saturday has sparked a heated debate in Latino and Filipino media.




City of Richmond Voices Support for Occupy Movement

Richmond Pulse, News Report, Edgardo Cervano-Soto, Posted: Nov 15, 2011

Unlike in Oakland, Richmond's mayor, Gayle McLaughlin, spoke to the crowd and voiced her support for the occupy movement.




Start a Business?! How 'bout Occupy Entrepreneurship?

New America Media, Commentary, Chris Rabb, Posted: Nov 15, 2011

NAM contributor Chris Rabb argues that the values and ideas of the Occupy Movement must be turned toward creating a grassroots, community-oriented entrepreneurship.




The "Prince" of North Richmond’s Projects

Richmond Confidential, News Report, Robert Rogers, Posted: Nov 15, 2011

In his songs and videos, Crummie is “Macho,” the North Richmond everyman. But the real Crummie is hopeful, witty, and funny.




Health Center Closures Will Send Seniors, Employees Down Unknown Path

America Commercial News, News Feature, Geoff Chin, Posted: Nov 15, 2011

Due to state budget cuts, Chinese elders in L.A. are among the frail and disabled Californians about to lose help enabling them to stay safe and at home.




Latinos Surpass Blacks Living in Poverty, Census Study Shows

Black Voice News, News Report, Chris Levister, Posted: Nov 14, 2011

For the first time, the share of Hispanics living in poverty surpassed that of African-Americans based on new U.S. Census data.




San Francisco's Homeless Black Youth Invisible

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Nov 14, 2011

San Francisco harbors a distressing urban trend, a growing number of black youth uncounted as homeless, but who haunt the city’s streets and buses through the night.




Is a Woman President ‘Macho’ Enough for Mexico?

New America Media, News Analysis, Louis E.V. Nevaer, Posted: Nov 14, 2011

With women taking up leadership positions across Latin America, NAM contributor Louis Nevear asks whether Mexicans are ready to elect a female president.




Haiti Jails U.S. Deportees in Filthy Conditions, Without Cause

Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, News Report, Jacob Kushner, Posted: Nov 14, 2011

The Obama administration continues to deport Haitians despite knowing many will be illegally jailed and risk cholera exposure upon arrival.




Arizona Hero Daniel Hernandez Jr. Wins School Board Seat Near Tucson

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Nov 13, 2011

He’s the quick-thinking former Congressional intern who helped save Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ life.




Love, Sex and the "Dhokha" of Pushing the Bollywood Envelope

First Post, News Feature, Sandip Roy, Posted: Nov 13, 2011

Bollywood’s hot new film era was the talk of Thinkfest in Goa. But Sandip Roy asks if screen sex is merely a cultural "dhokha," an enticing fraud of the privileged set.




Beyond Health, Calif. Senior-Care Closings Would Isolate Filipinos’ Elders

Asian Journal, News Feature, Story and Photo by Miko Santos, Posted: Nov 13, 2011

The Dec. 1 closing of California adult day care centers for frail, low-income seniors is causing fear and confusion statewide, such as for Filipino elders in L.A.




New Program Aims to Close Digital Divide for Minorities

New America Media, Video, Ann Bassette; Anchor/Editor: Odette Keeley , Posted: Nov 12, 2011

Comcast’s Internet Essentials program aims to help low-income families gain easier access to the Web primarily by providing low-cost Internet rates.




Hot Dog Cart Bound for the Future

New America Media/Salon, First Person, Samir Mogannam as told to Donny Lumpkins, Posted: Nov 12, 2011

A young entrepreneur is making his ends meet by selling hot dogs to hungry customers in San Francisco's DoloresPark.




California Dogs Abandoned After Foreclosures

Coachella Unincorporated , Profile, Tony Aguilar , Posted: Nov 12, 2011

One woman with a mission has become dogs’ best friend in California’s Eastern Coachella Valley, where foreclosures have put a new class of paws on the street.




Does Race Explain Penn State’s Blind Eye to Sex Scandal?

New America Media, News Report, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Nov 12, 2011

Jerry Sandusky bragged that it was in the business of helping “underprivileged” youth, always the code word for poor young blacks and Hispanics.




Occupy Oakland Reacts to Violence

Oakland Local, News Report, Eric Arnold, Posted: Nov 11, 2011

Thursday marked the one-month anniversary of Occupy Oakland, but instead of a planned birthday celebration, the Occupy camp turned into a somber vigil.




Obama busca llegar a los latinos, por contraste con republicanos en reforma migratoria

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Nov 11, 2011

El presidente Obama habló sobre una gran variedad de asuntos con representantes de los medios latinos.




Raising Cain in Post Racial America

New America Media, Commentary, Kevin Weston, Posted: Nov 11, 2011

Herman Cain's ability to remain a viable candidate for the Republican presidential nomination is the clearest sign ever that America is a post-racial society.




Wooing Latinos, Obama Cites GOP Contrast on Immigration Reform

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Nov 11, 2011

President Obama met Wednesday with Latino media, including New America Media’s Khalil Abdullah, to address concerns of Hispanic voters.




Traveling While Latino -- Immigration Agents on NY Trains

El Diario/La Prensa, Editorial, Posted: Nov 11, 2011

Instead of routing out security threats, transportation raids are netting immigrants with long roots in our state.




Postville Deportees Push for Change in Guatemala

New America Media, News Report, Julie López, Posted: Nov 11, 2011

Three years after the raid on a meatpacking plant in Postville, Iowa, a group of workers deported to Guatemala are organizing for change in their hometown.




NAM Launches Alabama News Network

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Nov 11, 2011

The Alabama News Network is an editorial exchange to share content and some of the facts and figures behind the new immigration law.




ACLU: Latino Students Singled Out in Alabama School

MarioWire, News Report, Posted: Nov 10, 2011

In a video released Thursday, Alabama father Cineo Gonzales recounts how his daughter received a pamphlet explaining HB 56.




UCLA Releases Study on Radio Hate Speech

EFE, News Report, Posted: Nov 10, 2011

Scholars at UCLA released the results of a pilot study of hate speech on commercial talk radio this week.




Koreans Hit by Cuts to Adult Day Care

Korea Daily, News Report, Jang Yeol/ Translated by Aruna Lee, Posted: Nov 10, 2011

The expected closure of an adult day care center threatens a vital source of care for one Korean family.




Red de Noticias de Alabama

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Nov 10, 2011

La Red de Noticias de Alabama es un intercambio noticial para compartir artículos y algunos de los hechos y las cifras detrás de la nueva ley de inmigración.




Will Ed Lee Be a Mayor for SF Chinese?

New America Media, News Report, Summer Chiang, Posted: Nov 10, 2011

Some in the Chinese community say Ed Lee's victory in San Francisco's mayoral race isn't necessarily a victory for their community alone.




Social Justice Groups Engage Occupy Movement

New America Media, News Report, Ambika Kandasamy, Posted: Nov 10, 2011

Local nonprofits are finding that the Occupy movements are presenting a unique opening to engage in dialogue on the widespread wealth disparity in the country.




Ethnic Media Confront Humanitarian Crisis in Alabama

New America Media, News Report, By Khalil Abdullah; Video: Cliff Parker, Posted: Nov 10, 2011

Members of the black, Latino and other ethnic media met in Birmingham to explore their best responses to Alabama’s anti-immigration law.




Cain, Penn State Scandals Should Make America Face Everyday Sex Abuse

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

Americans should see the Herman Cain and Penn State sexual abuse scandals as a chance to confront everyday assaults against women and children.




Latino Voters Are Winners in SF Mayoral Election

El Mensajero/EFE, News Report, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Nov 09, 2011

Latino voters in San Francisco are celebrating that a Latino candidate could have a shot at becoming mayor.




The ‘All-American Muslim’ Reality TV Show

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Nov 09, 2011

TLC will premiere “All-American Muslim”, a reality TV show that follows the lives of five American Muslim families in Dearborn, Michigan..




Univision Poll: Two-Thirds of Latinos Approve of Obama

Univision, News Report, Posted: Nov 09, 2011

A new Univision News - Latino Decisions poll of Hispanic registered voters finds that two-thirds of Latinos indicate approval of Obama's job performance.




Crips and Bloods Find Common Ground in Occupy Atlanta

American Friends Service Committee, News Report, Posted: Nov 09, 2011

Rival gang members of the Crips and the Bloods have joined forces to support Occupy Atlanta.




Mesa Voters Recall SB 1070 Architect

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernandez, Posted: Nov 09, 2011

Voters in Mesa, Arizona have recalled State Senate President Russell Pearce,the architect of SB 1070.




Tomb of the Unknown Migrant

New America Media, News Report, José Luis Sierra, Posted: Nov 09, 2011

A town in California just north of the Mexico border is home to a cemetery of unmarked graves for migrants who never made it.




Budget Cuts Clip Senior-Care Wings of Native Alaskans

Alaska Public Radio Network/New America Media, News Feature, Shaleece Haas, Posted: Nov 09, 2011

Native elders in Alaska’s rugged, isolated villages are receiving less community care to keep them at home in places like Eagle in the Yukon.




As Calif. Cuts Senior Care Funds, Workers Worry About Jobs -- And Patients

Latino California, News Report, Agustín Durán, Posted: Nov 09, 2011

California’s pending closure of 310 senior care facilities may dismantle an important health program that keeps elders out of nursing homes.




Redistricting Could Cut Caribbean American Voices

Caribbean Today, News Report, Dawn Davis, Posted: Nov 08, 2011

Redistricting threatens to undermine minority voting power across the country, including that of the Caribbean community.




Greece, BofA, Netflix: Recalls Show Grownups Failing to Run World

New America Media, Commentary, Behrouz Saba, Posted: Nov 08, 2011

A flurry or recalls across the globe reflects the institutional hubris of business and political leaders at a time of extreme social angst.




Alabama Radio Host Embarks on 14-Day, 14-City Walk for Dialogue on HB 56

La Jefa Radio, News Report, Posted: Nov 08, 2011

The largest Spanish-language radio station in Alabama has launched a 14-city, 14-day walk to get Alabamans of all backgrounds talking to one another about Alabama’s new immigration law.




Latinos March to Wall Street

El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, Posted: Nov 08, 2011

After walking 11 miles over six hours, more than 1,000 Latino and African-American demonstrators arrived at Zuccotti Park.




Census: Alabama Latino Population Up 145% in 10 Years

El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, By Catalina Jaramillo, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Nov 08, 2011

Although they only account for 3.9% of the population, the number of Latinos living in Alabama increased 145% in the last decade.




Cuba's Reforms Ring Hollow in Miami

El Nuevo Herald, News Report, Posted: Nov 08, 2011

Cuban dissidents are skeptical about the economic changes taking place in Cuba, arguing that they are no substitute for democratic reforms.




Arizona's Russell Pearce Faces Recall Today

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

The architect of Arizona’s immigration law SB 1070 faces a recall election today, the culmination of a campaign that could change the political landscape in Arizona.




Farmworkers Stranded For Refusing Work Under Minimum Wage

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Nov 08, 2011

Farmworkers refuse to work under minimum wage are stranded in Washington state.




Mayoral Candidates Lost in Translation

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Posted: Nov 08, 2011

Chinese translations of campaign pages can do more harm than good.




Ouster of AZ Redistricting Chair Discourages Latino Voters

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Nov 08, 2011

The effort to recall Arizona's Independent Redistricting Commission Chair Colleen Mathis has dented voter sentiment among Latinos.




Fourth Herman Cain Accuser Speaks Out

Amsterdam News, News Report, Amber Tafari Laraque, Posted: Nov 08, 2011

Sharon Bialek spoke about an incident she encountered 14 years ago, in which Cain allegedly put his hand up her skirt.




Is the Gulf Coast Safe for Immigrant Women?

New America Media, Commentary, Henry Fernandez, Posted: Nov 08, 2011

A ballot initiative in Mississippi and Alabama's recently-enacted anti-immigration law are turning the Gulf Coast into hostile terrain for immigrant women.




New Data Show a Few Less Children, More Seniors in Poverty

Investigative Reporting Workshop, News Report, Kat Aaron, Posted: Nov 08, 2011

A new way to measure poverty shows that fewer children but more seniors are impoverished, findings that belie the limits of the official U.S. poverty line.




Organizaciones latinas defienden a Cecilia Muñoz, en medio de llamados para su renuncia

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Nov 07, 2011

Un bloguero pidió la renuncia de Cecilia Muñoz a su puesto en la Casa Blanca debido a la defensa que hiciera de la política de deportaciones del gobierno.




Latino Vote Grows Across the U.S. -- CA, FL See Biggest Increase

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Nov 07, 2011

The number of Latino voters has consistently increased with each election, and the gap among those who are eligiable to vote and those who actually go to polls is decreasing




Alabama Refuses DOJ Request to Cooperate with HB 56 Inquiry

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Nov 07, 2011

Alabama will not let the battle over its breathtakingly harsh anti-immigrant law, HB 56, be fought just in the courts.




Sacramento - News Briefing - An update on the Affordable Care Act - Thursday, Nov. 10th

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Nov 07, 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.




Black Press Award Presented at the White House

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

Author and political analyst Earl Ofari Hutchinson won the prestigious Black Press Radio Magazine Columnist of the Year Award for 2011.




Chinese Americans Fear Ranked-Choice Voting Could Cost Them Mayor

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann and Summer Chiang, Posted: Nov 07, 2011

There is growing worry that confusion over ranked-choice voting could cost San Francisco its first elected Chinese-American mayor.




Congress Using Iran to Handcuff Obama on Foreign Affairs

New America Media, Op-ed, William O. Beeman, Posted: Nov 07, 2011

HR1905 would set a dangerous precedent by restricting the President's diplomatic communications with the Iranian government.




Greek Prime Minister 'Expected to Step Down'

Al Jazeera English, News Report, Posted: Nov 06, 2011

George Papandreou, Greece's prime minister, is expected to resign as soon as a deal for an interim coalition government is agreed.




Avalos Campaign Sparking More Civic Engagement from Arab Community in SF

New America Media, News Report, Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Nov 06, 2011

Arab Americans in San Francisco are organizing for a city election like never before, and they are doing it for John Avalos.




Living in Industry’s Shadow: After Years of Illness, Family Seeks Answers (Part II)

California Watch, News Feature, Janet Wilson, Posted: Nov 06, 2011

A Latino family from one of the most polluted cities in the nation gets their blood test results, as they seek to explain their chronic illnesses.




Colombia's El Tiempo: Bring FARC to Negotiating Table

El Tiempo, Editorial, Posted: Nov 05, 2011

The government, editors write, needs to convert Cano's death into a final push to bring the guerillas to the negotiating table.




5,000 S-Comm Foster Kids -- 'Intolerable and Outrageous'

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Nov 05, 2011

"These are the cruel, sad consequences of a poorly planned and even worse executed deportation program," editors write.




Historians Condemn Honoring of Kissinger

Asian American Press, News Report, Posted: Nov 05, 2011

In a letter sent yesterday, more than 110 historians urged the New-York Historical Society (N-YHS) to “withdraw the name of Henry Kissinger as an honoree” at its upcoming event scheduled for November 7, 2011.




Living in Industry’s Shadow: After Years of Illness, Family Seeks Answers (Part I)

California Watch, News Feature, Janet Wilson, Posted: Nov 05, 2011

A Latino family deals with chronic illness in Maywood, Calif., a city surrounded by 2,000 industrial factories in southeast LA County.




Faces of the 99 Percent -- Lives and Stories Behind Occupy San Jose

Silicon Valley De-Bug / New America Media, Video, Octavio Martinez, Posted: Nov 05, 2011

San Jose residents hit by the economic recession tell the personal stories that led them to join the Occupy movement.




Anti-Immigrant Laws Are Being Used as a Smoke Screen

La Noticia, Commentary, Diego Barahona A., Posted: Nov 04, 2011

What happens when politicians fail to create jobs? The answer is simple: create a smoke screen of anti-immigrant laws.




On Election Eve Philly Mayor Talks Tough on Crime, Race

Philadelphia Tribune, News Report, Eric Mayes, Posted: Nov 04, 2011

Refusing to be politically correct just because he’s up for re-election, Mayor Michael Nutter is trying to rally the Black community behind him.




Black Libyans Endangered, Refugees in Limbo

Amsterdam News, News Analysis, Herb Boyd, Posted: Nov 04, 2011

American military played a brutal role in toppling Gaddafi and are responsible for the large number of displaced people in the war-torn country.




Movement Brewing to Divest Money From Big Banks

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Nov 04, 2011

With Saturday's "Bank Transfer Day" looming, more and more fed up people are choosing to divest money from their banks.




In Mexico, Social Media Turns Against the Narcos

New America Media, News Report, Louis E.V. Nevaer, Posted: Nov 04, 2011

Members of Anonymous issued a direct challenge to drug cartels in a YouTube video that is making the rounds on social media sites.




Las leyes anti-inmigrantes son usadas como distracción

La Noticia, Commentary, Diego Barahona A., Posted: Nov 04, 2011

¿Qué pasa cuando los políticos fracasan? La respuesta es simple: generar una cortina de humo creando leyes anti-inmigrantes.




Young Occupy Oakland Protesters Cite Education, Jobs as Motivation

New America Media, News Report, Donny Lumpkins, Posted: Nov 03, 2011

Young protesters interviewed in Oakland say what they want more than anything else are jobs and an affordable education.




Floods Show Bangkok Ill-Prepared for Climate Impacts

Inter Press Service, News Report, Marwaan Macan-Markar, Posted: Nov 03, 2011

Bangkok's 8 million people are paying the price of ignoring warnings over many years concerning its climate vulnerability.




Howard University Adds Its Voice to Occupy Movement

Washington Informer, News Report, Barrington Salmon, Posted: Nov 03, 2011

The protestors joined people who are using Occupy D.C. and Occupy Wall Street to express their extreme dissatisfaction with the status quo.




Occupy Oakland Shuts Down the Port

New America Media, Video, Jacob Simas, Posted: Nov 03, 2011

Thousands of Occupy Oakland protesters shut down the Port of Oakland in the city's first general strike since 1946.




NBA Lockout Puts Season in Jeopardy

Los Angeles Sentinel, News Report, Tamara Latta, Posted: Nov 03, 2011

After three-days of negotiating to get a collective bargaining agreement deal, the players and owners held a press conference calling out one another




Ban on Sending Filipino Workers to 41 Countries Mulled

Inquirer.net, News Report, Posted: Nov 03, 2011

The Philippine government moves to halt the flow of Filipino migrant workers to at least 41 countries that have allegedly failed to protect workers.




California Redistricting Maps Show Drop in GOP Support

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

Editors of La Opinión argue that it was political extremism that led to the drop in support for the Republican Party in California.




Hundreds of Families Join Occupy General Strike

Oakland Local, News Report, Posted: Nov 03, 2011

Carrying "Occupy our Future" posters colored in bright blues, greens and pinks, about 300 children and parents marched in their own Occupy Oakland parade on Wednesday afternoon in solidarity with the day's general strike.




U.S. Deports 46K Parents With Citizen Kids in Just Six Months

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Nov 03, 2011

Between January and June of 2011, the United States carried out more than 46,000 deportations of the parents of U.S.-citizen children, according to previously unreleased federal data obtained by Colorlines.com’s publisher, the Applied Research Center.




Affordable Care Act: Outreach to People of Color Will Be Critical

New America Media, News Report, Zaineb Mohammed, Posted: Nov 03, 2011

Under the ACA, millions of Americans - mostly people of color - will be eligible for health benefits. But will they know how to access them?




Forget About a Dream Job, College Grads Just Taking Whatever They Can

New America Media, News Report, Denise Chan, Posted: Nov 03, 2011

In a dismal economy, many college grads are putting their dreams on hold and taking jobs they never imagined themselves doing.




Immigrant Rights Group Sues Wisconsin Over Redistricting Map

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

Wisconsin's Voces de la Frontera filed suit over a new redistricting map they say deprives the Latino community of an effective voting majority.




Occupy Oakland General Strike--Words From the Streets

Oakland Local, News Report, Susan Mernit, Posted: Nov 02, 2011

Thousands of protestors gathered in the streets of downtown Oakland Wednesday to show solidarity with the city's general strike.




Philippines Ranks 8th in Gender Equality

Inquirer.net, News Report, Posted: Nov 02, 2011

The Philippines ranks eighth this year among 135 countries with the least gender gap.




How to Save at UCLA

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Nov 02, 2011

Christine Kim is a Korean American student at the University of Los Angeles who, according to a report in the Korea Daily in San Jose, has made a name for herself on campus by sharing tips with her fellow Bruins on how to save money.




Latino Orgs Defend Cecilia Muñoz, Amid Calls for Her Resignation

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Nov 02, 2011

When a Latino blogger called for the resignation of the highest ranking Latina in the White House, immigrant advocates stepped in.




Thousands of Kids Taken From Parents in U.S. Deportation System

ColorLines, News Report, Seth Freed Wessler, Posted: Nov 02, 2011

At least 5,100 children whose parents are detained or deported are currently in foster care around the United States.




Agent Orange--Vietnam’s Last Battle

New America Media, News Report, De Tran, Posted: Nov 02, 2011

Agent Orange is still leaving its pernicious effects on the people and the environment more than three decades after the guns went silent.




Real Cost of Teacher Layoffs is Our Future

Equal Voice Newspaper, News Report, Claudia Rowe, Posted: Nov 02, 2011

By the time school started in September some 60,000 teachers across the country had lost their jobs.




U.S. Soldier Gets 10 Years in Korea

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Nov 01, 2011

An American soldier was sentenced to 10 years by a Korean court for the rape of a teenage girl.




Travel Blogging Pays in China

China Daily, News Report, Posted: Nov 01, 2011

Online travel writing has become a high paying gig for young Chinese lucky enough to land the job.




New Program Aimed at Slowing U.S.’s Brain Drain

NW Asian Weekly, News Report, Posted: Nov 01, 2011

Each year, many American employers, including Microsoft’s Bill Gates, lobby Congress to lift the H1B cap, stating that it is too restrictive and companies cannot hire the workers they need.




Minnesota's Somali Population Continues to Grow

TC Daily Planet, News Report, Posted: Nov 01, 2011

When University of Minnesota student Faduma Abdulle’s moved to the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood from Somalia in 1993, only three other Somali families lived there.




Alabama Ethnic Media Hold First Convening on Immigration Law HB 56 - Tuesday, Nov. 1st

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

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – New America Media, with support from the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice, is hosting the first-ever convening of Alabama’s ethnic media to discuss how to build stronger cross-racial communications in the wake of immigration law HB 56. The meeting, to take place today, Nov. 1 at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, represents the first time the state’s ethnic media have come together across all communities, including news outlets serving Alabama’s Hispanic, African American, Asian American, Arab American, Jewish and Native American residents. Leaders of the state’s ethnic media will strategize with representatives of immigrant rights, civil rights and women’s rights organizations on how to work together to document the effects of the immigration law and to protect the civil rights of all Alabamans.




CA Budget Cuts Make Latino Elders Struggle for Care Alternatives

Eastern Group Publications , News Report, Gloria Angelina Castillo, Posted: Nov 01, 2011

Gov. Brown’s decision to defund California’s adult care centers means 38,000 frail seniors and others, many Latino, must scramble for new care by Dec. 1.




2011 Elections Will Determine Liberia’s Political Maturity

African Arguments Online, Op-ed, Robtel Neajai Pailey, Posted: Nov 01, 2011

The presidential runoff on Nov. 8 will determine whether or not Liberia can truly call itself a champion of democracy.