"It's A Wonderful Occupation": Occupy Resolutions for 2012

Silicon Valley De-Bug, Video, Steffane Flores and Cesar Flores, Posted: Dec 31, 2011

In San Jose, California, Occupy protesters were asked: What is your resolution for Occupy in 2012?

Soda is Like Crack

New America Media, News Analysis, Taisa Grant, Posted: Dec 31, 2011

In Richmond, Calif., consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks like soda presents as much of a threat to community health as illegal narcotics.

By Nature, Youth Need Second Chances, Not Incarceration

New America Media, Op-ed, Rick Bartlett, Posted: Dec 31, 2011

Imprisonment as punishment for youth makes zero sense, when considering the way their brains develop.

LIbrary of Congress Honors Filipino National Hero

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Dec 30, 2011

The original manuscript of Philippine national hero Dr. Jose Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not) is on display at the Asian Reading Room of the Library of Congress from December 27, 2011 to January 5, 2012.

Filipinos Abroad, Gov'ts, Aid Flood Victims

Inquirer.net, News Report, Posted: Dec 30, 2011

Donations and pledges, including aid from overseas Filipino communities, continue to pour in from all over the world for the victims of the deadly flooding that hit the Philippines' island of Mindanao and claimed more than 1,500 lives.

Coming Out Twice

New America Media / Salon.com, First Person, Prumsodun Ok, Posted: Dec 30, 2011

A young Cambodian from Long Beach finds solace in his father, who accepts him as gay.

Dying to Live a Lie: How Symbol Replaced Substance in the Black Community

New America Media, News Analysis, Charles Jones, Posted: Dec 30, 2011

Violence caused by the re-release of Air Jordan sneakers shows how far society has fallen under the spell of hollow status symbols.

ICE Launches Hotline for Detained Immigrants

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Dec 29, 2011

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced on Thursday that it is setting up a toll-free hotline.

Argentina's New Anti-Terrorism Law Ignites Terror

Clarín, News Report, Posted: Dec 29, 2011

Critics argue that the law, which seeks to punish terrorists with up to 15 years in jail, defines "terrorism" so broadly that it could be used to prosecute anyone the government deems a threat to society.

Boxing Shorts Undo Mexican Election Results

Rumbo, News Report, Posted: Dec 29, 2011

A boxer's shorts have led to the cancellation of the results in last month's mayoral election in Morelia.

Puerto Rico's Status Goes to a Vote

Univision, News Report, Posted: Dec 29, 2011

Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño signed a referendum Wednesday that will put to voters the question of what the island's status should be.

NY: Murder Rate Drops, Domestic Violence Increases

El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, Posted: Dec 29, 2011

New York recorded a drop in murders and an increase in domestic violence and sexual assault cases this year.

It's Easier to Be Gay Than Undocumented

New America Media / Salon.com, First Person, Raul Rodriguez, Posted: Dec 29, 2011

For one young man from the Bay Area, there is less comfort in being undocumented than there is in being gay.

Judge Finds Tucson's Ethnic Studies Program Violates Arizona Law

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Dec 29, 2011

Tucson's Mexican American studies program violates a new state law, according to an administrative judge in Arizona.

Iraq: The End of a War, and the Reaffirmation of U.S. Exceptionalism

New America Media, Commentary, Roberto Rodriguez, Posted: Dec 29, 2011

The end of the Iraq War should have been the most significant event of 2011, yet it came and went with little fanfare.

Chinglish Finds Takers Beyond China

China Daily USA, News Report, Chen Jia and Luo Wangshu, Posted: Dec 28, 2011

An increasing number of new English words and phrases are being coined in China.

Davan Maharaj Appointed Editor of LA Times

India-West, News Report, Posted: Dec 28, 2011

Forty-nine-year-old Davan Maharaj has been appointed editor of the Los Angeles Times, the 15th editor in the newspaper's 129-year history.

Latino Attitudes on Deportations, Obama, 2012 Election

Pew Hispanic Center, News Report, Posted: Dec 28, 2011

By a ratio of more than two-to-one (59 percent versus 27 percent), Latinos disapprove of the way the Obama administration is handling deportations of unauthorized immigrants.

Video of Arpaio Sheriffs' Treatment of Dead Inmate

MarioWire, News Report, Posted: Dec 28, 2011

A video released last Friday from the Maricopa County Sheriff's office raises more questions about the Dec. 16 death of a Latino miltary veteran who was being held in custody.

2011: A Tough Year for Latinos

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Dec 28, 2011

The year 2011 was very tough for Latinos, especially for undocumented immigrants, according to an editorial in today's La Opinión.

Racial Identity Is Changing Among Latinos

PhysOrg.com, News Report, Posted: Dec 28, 2011

Some 6 percent of Latinos in the United States do not identify ethnically as Hispanic/Latino, according to a recent USC Dornsife study.

Vietnamese Actor Don Duong Dies at 55

Iexaminer.org, News Report, Posted: Dec 28, 2011

One of Vietnam’s best-known actors, Don Duong — once labeled a traitor by his country’s armed forces — has died of heart failure and a brain hemorrhage at age 55, relatives said.

師生比飆高 老師壓力大

New America Media/ World Journal, News Report, Richard Lee, Posted: Dec 28, 2011


Fearing Rejection, Gay Latino Teen Found Acceptance

New America Media / Salon.com, First Person, Andrés Garcia, Posted: Dec 28, 2011

Growing up gay in a Catholic, Latino household in rural California, Andrés just assumed his father would reject him. He was wrong.

In Az., Push to Revive Mexican Midwifery

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Dec 28, 2011

In Arizona, undocumented mothers are finding solace, and much needed prenatal care, in the growing number of traditional Mexican midwives.

S. Korea, China Agree to Cooperate on NK stability

Korea Times, News Report, Park Si-soo , Posted: Dec 27, 2011

South Korea and China have agreed to enhance cooperation to ensure peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula following the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.

China Disowns Filipino Communist Party

Inquirer.net, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Dec 27, 2011

The Communist Party of the Philippines no longer enjoys the support of of the 80-million member Communist Party of China.

Confirmed: Facebook to be Unblocked in Vietnam in 2012

Talk Onevietnam, News Report, Posted: Dec 27, 2011

Talk.Onevietnam.org confirmed with a first-hand source that Facebook will be unblocked in Vietnam, likely in early 2012.

Coming Out: How I Lost Myself at Church and Found Myself in a Jail Cell

New America Media / Salon.com, First Person, Jean Melesaine, Posted: Dec 27, 2011

For a young Samoan from San Jose, coming to terms with her homosexuality was complicated by culture, family and religion.

Ron Paul Flunks the R (Racism) Test, For Good Reason

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

Ron Paul has very little political incentive to recant or distance himself from his past use of racially charged language.

Will Young Voters Steal the Show in 2012? Maybe, If Lawmakers Listen

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Dec 26, 2011

Before the 99 percent captured the world’s attention, another number helped energize an often overlooked part America’s electorate: 58 percent

Mom Finally Became Ally for Gay Daughter

New America Media / Salon.com, First Person, Jamilah King, Posted: Dec 26, 2011

After years of dancing awkwardly around the issue of homosexuality, a mother becomes an ally to her gay daughter.

Massive Disaster Relief for Victims of Typhoon Sendong Launches

Asianweek, News Report, Posted: Dec 26, 2011

ABS CBN Foundation International launches an international disaster relief effort for the victims of Typhoon Sendong in Mindanao island, the southern region of the Philippines, through Sagip Kapamilya.

Democratic Election in China Through One Student's Eyes

New America Media, News Report, Vincent Fang, Posted: Dec 26, 2011

The experience of free election stirred hope and ultimately disappointed the writer, who is a student at Beijing University.

Calif. Schools Lead the Way Preparing Next Generation of Workers: Latinos

Equal Voice News, News Report, Kathy Mulady, Posted: Dec 26, 2011

In 2011, for the first time, more Latino students than white students applied for admission to California State University’s 23 campuses.

Recession or Depression -- Are We Really Better Off Than in the 1930s?

The Investigative Reporting Workshop, News Report, Kat Aaron, Posted: Dec 25, 2011

Equating the hard times of today with the Great Depression of the 1930s is mostly overblown rhetoric. Or is it?

Blistering Barnacles: The Lost Adventure of Tintin

Firstpost.com, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Dec 25, 2011

Charles de Gaulle famously said, “My only international rival is Tintin.” Now Hergé’s Tintin will have his own rival — Spielberg’s Tintin.

Top 10 Immigration Stories of 2011

New America Media, News Report, Staff, Posted: Dec 24, 2011

A look at New America Media's top immigration stories of the year.

The Cost Conundrum for East and West

China Daily, News Report, David Lariviere, Posted: Dec 24, 2011

U.S. retailers may turn to other sources as Chinese companies start to lose their manufacturing edge.

Scientists Gleaning Longevity’s Secrets From Okinawa to Loma Linda

HealthPolicyForum, News Feature, Rochelle Sharpe, Posted: Dec 24, 2011

Got longevity? Scientists are studying Okinawa, Sardinia and other “Blue Zones” high in those living to 100 for clues on how healthier living can benefit us all.

Alabama News Network: Alabama’s Second Thoughts

New America Media, News Report, Cheryl Aguilar, Posted: Dec 23, 2011

Alabama’s stance on its extremist immigration law is shifting from defiance to damage control.

La Red de Noticias de Alabama: Alabama reconsidera

New America Media, News Report, Cheryl Aguilar, Posted: Dec 23, 2011

La postura de Alabama sobre su ley extremista de inmigración parece estar cambiando.

The Dismantling of Joe Arpaio

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

America’s toughest sheriff seemed unstoppable, but what critics call his “reign of terror” may be coming to an end.

“Tax Holiday” News Coverage Misses Democrats’ Social Security Breach

New America Media, Commentary, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Dec 23, 2011

As Washington’s Democrats claim victory in extending the payroll tax cut, most media failed to report on a better way to help middle-class Americans.

Eight Soldiers Charged For the Death of Private Danny Chen

Asianweek, News Report, Posted: Dec 23, 2011

OCA, a national organization dedicated to advancing the political, social, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs), applauds the United States Army’s swift action in conducting a full investigation in the case surrounding the death of Private Danny Chen.

La Opinión: Reform LA's Car Impound Policy

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Dec 23, 2011

Editors of La Opinión call for reforms in the city's car impound policy, which disproportionately impacts undocumented immigrants.

Study: 77 Percent of Latina Retail Workers Earn Less Than $10/hr

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Dec 23, 2011

A new study shows a dramatic gender gap in wages in the retail industry — one in which black and Latina women are hit the hardest.

Study Illuminates Dearth Of Lawyers in Immigration Courts

Fronteras, News Report, Posted: Dec 23, 2011

Less than half of all immigrants facing deportation proceedings have legal representation, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

San Diego Latino Voter Registration Lags Far Behind Population

North County Times, News Report, Posted: Dec 23, 2011

Latinos make up one-third of San Diego County's population, but only 17 percent of the county's registered voters.

Teachers Struggle to Feed Hungry Students in Order to Teach

New America Media, Commentary, Aisha Fukushima, Posted: Dec 23, 2011

We do what we can because we realize that even with the economic uncertainty we cannot afford to see our students fail.

‘Opium Nation’ -- The Women of Afghanistan’s Drug Trade

New America Media, Video, Peter Schurmann / Video: Ragani Momi, Posted: Dec 23, 2011

Fariba Nawa’s new book, “Opium Nation,” tells the stories of the drug trade of Afghanistan and the women who are caught in the middle.

Federal Judge Blocks Key Provisions of South Carolina Immigration Law

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

U.S. District Judge Richard M. Gergel temporarily enjoined three provisions of South Carolina Act 69 and found a fourth provision likely to be overturned in future proceedings.

Suffering in Silence: Arab Americans Struggle to Overcome Mental Health Stigmas

The Arab American News, News Feature, Nick Meyer and Fatima Ibrahim, Posted: Dec 22, 2011

Stigma attached to those seeking psychological help is especially significant in the Arab American community.

Rihanna Slams Dutch Magazine for Using N-Word

New America Media, Commentary, Senay Ozdemir, Posted: Dec 22, 2011

Pop singer Rihanna has started an international dialogue in social media, asking the question, "Are the Dutch that racist?"

Ethnic Media Take Sober Look at US Intervention in Iraq

New America Media, News Report, NAM Staff, Posted: Dec 22, 2011

In the wake of the end of the Iraq war, U.S. ethnic media are taking a sober look at the last nine years of American military intervention in Iraq, and the meaning of the war in each of their communities.

Forgetting the Iraq War

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Dec 22, 2011

Our troops are barely out of Iraq, and we can’t wait to move on. It’s as if Americans have a collective will to forget.


New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Dec 21, 2011



New America Media/ Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Jane Xiao, Posted: Dec 21, 2011


Commentary: The Last Soldier to Die in Iraq Was Black

Bet.com, Commentary, Posted: Dec 21, 2011

Last week, after nearly nine years of fighting, America’s most recent war with Iraq ended. The remaining American soldiers left Iraq yesterday, rolling into Kuwait in a huge convoy, hooping and hollering all along the way.

Alabama Judge Cites Anti-Latino Remarks in Blocking Parts of Immigration Law

Fox News Latino, News Report, Posted: Dec 21, 2011

A federal judge says anti-Latino comments by Alabama legislators led him to put part of the state's immigration law on hold.

Russia's Ban on Bhagavad Gita Incenses Indians

New America Media, News Analysis, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Dec 21, 2011

The Russian archbishop who tried to malign Lord Krishna and the Indian sacred text, the Bhagavad Gita, should have known that hell hath no fury like 885 million Hindus scorned.

San Francisco’s Hellman Paved the Way for “Chinese City”

New America Media, News Report, Vivian Po, Posted: Dec 21, 2011

Business, civic and cultural leader Warren Hellman is being mourned for his efforts to establish San Francisco as the “Chinese City.”

Suicide Rate Among National Guard Members Is a Call To Action

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

As Minnesota’s National Guard members return from their deployment to Kuwait, the state can expect the problems faced by returning veterans to increase to a “tsunami” level.” Uppermost on that list is the potential for suicide.

Older Workers Face Bleak Prospects, Program Cuts

Twin Cities Daily Planet, News Report, Andrea Parrott, Posted: Dec 20, 2011

Contrary to media reports, older workers aren’t burdening the young by not retiring. They’re struggling and are most apt to be out of work for over 99 weeks.

Could Alaska Natives Decide the U.S. Senate Majority?

KNBA, News Report, Joaqlin Estus, Posted: Dec 20, 2011

In Alaska, pollsters showed that the Alaska Native vote might not only be the deciding factor in the local senatorial race but also whether Democrats could retain its majority in the U.S. Senate.

American Immigration Council Sues U.S. Immigration Agencies Over Asylum “Clock”

American Immigration Council, News Report, Posted: Dec 20, 2011

The American Immigration Council’s Legal Action Center filed a lawsuit against U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

UN Issues First Report on LGBT Human Rights

UN News Service, News Report, Posted: Dec 20, 2011

The UN released the first ever report on the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

Stuck in Cruise Control: Anil Kapoor in Mission Impossible

Firstpost.com, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Dec 20, 2011

Forget Tom Cruise. Anil Kapoor has single-handedly accomplished Mission Impossible. AFP.

After Iraq -- US Abandons Engagement for War on Tyrants

New America Media, News Report, Yoichi Shimatsu, Posted: Dec 20, 2011

The Iraq War may well never be over since its objective of regime change continues to dictate U.S. foreign policy and spawn endless conflicts.

Top PD Official Faces Cover-Up Accusations

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Dec 19, 2011

A senior criminal investigator for the Division of Public Safety has been put on investigatory leave with pay and the head of the division has been accused of being involved in a cover-up.

캘리포니아 의료 프로그램 기존 병력 보유 환자에게 희소식

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Dec 19, 2011

제 2형 당뇨병을 앓고 있는 개이브 챠베즈는 일년이 넘게 의료 보험이 없이 투병을 하고 있으며, 사는게 한마디로 끔직하다고 한다.

¿Tienes seguro? Programas de California ayudan a algunos negados debido a condiciones preexistentes

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Dec 19, 2011

Un nuevo programa de la reforma de salud está ayudando a algunos pacientes negados debido a condiciones preexistentes antes de que empiezen las protecciones federales en 2014.

U.S. Somalis Can’t Support Families During Famine, Thanks To Anti-Terror Laws

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Dec 19, 2011

Like a lot of small countries on the wrong side of post-colonialism, Somalia’s GDP is deeply dependent on remittances, money sent back home from abroad by migrants who leave the country to find work.

Philippine Flood Disaster was Foretold

Inquirer.net, News Report, Kristine L. Alave, Posted: Dec 19, 2011

Environmentalists predicted flooding in the Philippines three years ago, but the warning was ignored.

S. Korea Debates Sending Condolences to N. Korea

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

The [South Korean] government weighed Monday whether to send condolences to North Korea over the death of its leader, Kim Jong-il.

Mental Health Taboos Fuel Korean Am. Suicides

New America Media, News Feature, Peter Schurmann and Aruna Lee, Posted: Dec 19, 2011

Taboos against openly discussing issues of mental health and a cultural fixation with success could be behind the high rate of suicides in the Korean American community.

Stockton Schools Reel from Foreclosures

New America Media/ Latino Times, News Report, Rhashad Pittman, Posted: Dec 19, 2011

Foreclosure crisis in Stockton, CA. is driving student enrollment down.

Fears of Instability After N. Korean Leader's Death

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Dec 18, 2011

North Korea’s reclusive leader Kim Jong-il has died, leaving the peninsula and the East Asia region on bated breath.

Local Official Blames Illegal Logging for Floods in Southern Philippines

GMA News, News Report, Andreo C. Calonzo/KBK, Posted: Dec 18, 2011

Cagayan de Oro City's mayor blames illegal logging in the Southern Philippine mountains for causing the fatal flash floods in the region in the wake of Typhoon Sendong.

La Opinión: Iraq War Was Built on 'Arrogance' and 'Lies'

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

The Iraq war will be remembered as "an incomprehensible war whose repercussions will continue for a long time," according an editorial in La Opinión.

Philippine Floods: Deadly Mix for Disaster

INQUIRER.net, News Report, Posted: Dec 18, 2011

The absence of a flood warning, high tide, darkness and a false sense of security proved disastrous for people of northern Mindanao when Tropical Storm “Sendong” came over the weekend.

Teachers Do More with Less But Learning Losses Inevitable

New America Media/ Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Jane Xiao, Posted: Dec 18, 2011

Teachers and administrators are doing more with less under the budget cuts.

Calif. Schools Get Failing Grade for Science, Study Finds

The Salinas Californian, News Report, Daniela Hernandez, Posted: Dec 18, 2011

As jobs in science and technology are expected to boom, the statewide survey found that two-thirds of teachers say they feel "unprepared" to teach science.

Detenciones en Fort Payne, Ala. Continúan

Periódico Latino, News Report, Jairo Vargas, Posted: Dec 17, 2011

Las detenciones de inmigrantes continúan a pesar de lo anunciado por diferentes medios.

DOJ Investigation Findings Renew Calls for Arpaio’s Resignation

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Dec 17, 2011

Following findings by the U.S. Justice Department that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's agency engaged in racial profiling and abuse of Latinos, there are renewed calls for his resignation.

As Class Size Grows, More Chaotic Classrooms

New America Media/ World Journal, News Report, Richard Lee, Posted: Dec 17, 2011

Under the budget cut, larger class sizes turn into chaotic classrooms.

The Scars Inside: An Iraqi Refugee Opens Up about PTSD

KALW Crosscurrents, Audio, Shuka Kalantari, Posted: Dec 17, 2011

About a third of the more than 1300 Middle Eastern refugees resettled in one Bay Area county are from Iraq, and many have suffered through violence related to the war.

Turbaned U.S. Army Doctor Awarded Bronze Star

India-West, News Report, Posted: Dec 16, 2011

Dr. Kamaljit Singh Kalsi, currently serving in the U.S. Army, received a Bronze Star for his meritorious service as an emergency medicine physician while deployed in Afghanistan.

"Combo Classes" -- The Biggest Price Students Pay

New America Media/ La Oferta, News Report, Eliana Cespedes, Posted: Dec 16, 2011

"Combo classes" in San Jose are facing challenges under the budget cut.

Hispanic Bishops Give Hope to Millions of Immigrants in U.S.

Univision, News Report, Posted: Dec 15, 2011

Latino Catholic bishops wrote a public letter Monday telling undocumented immigrants they are not alone.

위기에 처한 캘리포니아 공립학교---30개 지역 교육구 설문조사 결과

New America Media, News Report, Louis Freedberg and Sue Frey, Posted: Dec 15, 2011

지속되는 캘리포니아의 예산 위기와 불경기는 공립학교의 학생들이 유익한 학교 생활을 하기 힘든 처지로 몰아 넣고 있다.

Cuts Threaten Gains in Attendance and Achievement

New America Media/ El Mensajero, News Report, Ricardo Ibarra, Posted: Dec 15, 2011

At James Lick Middle School in San Francisco, the loss of two bilingual counselors threatens gains in student attendance and achievement.

DOJ Report Slams Sherriff Joe Arpaio, DHS Restricts 287(g) and Secure Communities Programs

American Immigration Council, News Report, Posted: Dec 15, 2011

DHS is suspending its 287(g) cooperation agreement with the Maricopa County Sherriff’s Office, and limiting the office's access to immigration databases through Secure Communities.

Four Reasons Why Time Magazine Dissed Anna Hazare

Firstpost.com, Commentary, Lakshmi Chaudhry and Sandip Roy, Posted: Dec 15, 2011

Just because India's Anna Hazare, the man who's been leading the country's anti-corruption movement, isn't young, hip and doesn't text, doesn't mean Time magazine should give him and his supporters barely a nod in their cover story on protestor of the year.

Troops Are Home from Iraq, but the War Is Far from Over

New America Media, News Analysis, Behrouz Saba, Posted: Dec 15, 2011

All indications suggest that the U.S. military withdrawal from Iraq does not mean an end to the drawn-out war that actually began in 1979.

SF's Minimum Wage Tops in Nation, Concerns Chinese Biz

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Posted: Dec 15, 2011

Chinese businesses say San Francisco’s minimum wage increasewill cause economic hardships for small businesses.

Chinese Paper: Occupy Losing Steam

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Posted: Dec 15, 2011

"Sing Tao Daily's" Editor in Chief Joseph Leung wrote an editorial that the Occupy movement was going "downhill.”

La Red de Noticias de Alabama: Occupy Birmingham, Marcha en Montgomery

New America Media, News Report, Cheryl Aguilar, Posted: Dec 15, 2011

El funcionario legal más alto en el estado con influencia a la legislación inmigración más dura en el país, ha sugerido eliminar partes de la ley después de la impugnación por parte del gobierno federal y las fuertes protestas por los grupos empresariales y de derechos.

Alabama News Network: Occupy Birmingham, Rally in Montgomery

New America Media, News Report, Cheryl Aguilar, Posted: Dec 15, 2011

Last week, members of the Occupy Birmingham movement marched with other Alabama civic and religious organizations.

Occupy Immigration: OWS Rally Aims to Recruit Immigrants

Fox News Latino, News Report, Posted: Dec 15, 2011

Occupy Wall Street’s latest effort to attract immigrants is a march for immigrant workers planned this weekend in New York City.

The Black Vote is Still the President's Trump Card

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Dec 15, 2011

That black voters will again give President Obama a sky-high percentage of their vote in 2012 was never in doubt. What is in doubt is how many will make up that percentage.

Ethnic Media: Where Do Immigrants Stand on Occupy?

New America Media, News Report, NAM staff, Posted: Dec 15, 2011

Why aren't more immigrants involved in the Occupy movement? Ethnic media say some support the message, but not the methods.

SF Supervisors Vote to Limit Local Funds for ICE 'Holds'

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Dec 14, 2011

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to limit the use of local funds to respond to immigration “holds” or “detainer” requests.

Korean Embassy in Beijing Shot At

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Dec 14, 2011

A projectile was shot at the Korean Embassy in Beijing as tensions rise over the killing of a Korean Coast Guard officer by an illegal Chinese fisherman.

California Ballot Initiative Takes on Immigration

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Dec 14, 2011

An editorial in La Opinión calls the California Opportunity and Prosperity Act "a necessary initiative" for immigrants in the state.


New America Media, News Report, Louis Freedberg 和 Sue Frey , Posted: Dec 14, 2011



New America Media, News Report, 蒲韞衡, Posted: Dec 14, 2011


K-12 공립 학교 엄청난 교육예산 삭감 우려

New America Media, News Report, 비비안포, Posted: Dec 14, 2011

불경기 여파로 캘리포니아 K-12 공립학교에 대한 주 지원금 70억 달러가 삭감되었다. 주정부는 2007-2008년 수준에도 못미치는 학생 당 $1,000 달러 꼴로 교육 예산금이 지불된다.

Los increíbles dólares disminuidos del estado para escuelas K-12

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

El financiamento de las escuelas publicas ha caido al nivel de 1990, resultando en una reducción de gastos de 6 por ciento por estudiante.

Escuelas estresadas de California --- Encuesta de los 30 distritos más grandes

New America Media, News Report, Por Louis Freedberg y Sue Frey , Posted: Dec 14, 2011

Los efectos de la crisis presupuestaria de California están obligando a las escuelas públicas a hacer frente a las múltiples presiones que podrían poner en peligro que tan bien desempeñan los estudiantes en la escuela.

California’s Stressed Out Schools -- Survey of 30 Largest Districts

New America Media, News Report, Louis Freedberg and Sue Frey, Posted: Dec 14, 2011

The cascading effects of California’s deepening budget crisis and sickly economy are forcing public schools to cope with multiple stresses that could threaten how well students do in school.

The Incredible Shrinking State Dollars for K-12 Schools

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

State funding for California's K-12 public schools has fallen to the 1990 level, resulting in a 6 percent spending reduction per student.

An Epidemic of Expulsions

iWatch News, News Feature, Susan Ferriss, Posted: Dec 13, 2011

Kern County is at the leading edge of a contentious debate over where to draw the line in exacting school discipline, after the Central Valley's school districts are suspending and expelling students for a broad range of indiscretions. This piece first ran on iWatch News, a project of The Center for Public Integrity.

Occupy’s Other Target - Winning Back Homes One at a Time

New America Media, News Feature, Rasa Gustaitis, Posted: Dec 13, 2011

Energized by the Occupy movement, foreclosed homeowners in a historically-black San Francisco neighborhood fight back.

After Multiple Suspensions, Fresno Student Hit Rock Bottom

New America Media, Video, First Person: Amelia Garrido / Video: The kNOw Youth Media, Posted: Dec 13, 2011

A Fresno student shoulders the blame for her suspensions, but believes the schools could have done more to support her.

Street Singer is A Warm Light in The Shadow Economy

New America Media, News Feature, Ellison Libiran, Posted: Dec 13, 2011

The money she pulls in varies from day to day, but the 24-year-old street musician derives her joy from being able to connect with the community.

NYC Public Schools Compete to Become Greenest

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Dec 13, 2011

With public schools accounting for a quarter of New York City's energy use, city officials are tapping students to help it save energy.

National Home Improvement Chain Discontinues Advertising on Muslim-American Reality Show

The Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Dec 12, 2011

The retail chain, Lowe's, has discontinued advertising on the TLC reality show, following compaints from the Florida Family Association which called the series propaganda that hides the Islamic agenda.

Cambodia Imposes Age & Income Limits on Foreign Marriage, Vietnam Next?

Talk Onevietnam, News Report, Posted: Dec 12, 2011

The Cambodian government has decided to enact a new policy banning foreign men from marrying Cambodian women unless the men are 50 years in age or younger and have a monthly income of at least $2550.

H'Wood to Make 'Bling Ring' Film

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Dec 12, 2011

A gang of Hollywood thieves headed by a 21-year-old Korean American could be made into the subject of their own film.

Korean Workers Protest US Army's Layoff Plan

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Dec 12, 2011

Hundreds of Korean workers employed on U.S. Army bases in South Korea rallied on Monday against a plan to lay them off as part of cost saving efforts.

Got Insurance? Calif. Program Helps Some Denied Due to Pre-existing Conditions

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Dec 12, 2011

A new health reform program in California is aiding some patients once denied insurance due to prior health conditions before federal protections kick in in 2014.

Nevada County to Include Tagalog Ballots

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Dec 12, 2011

Nevada's Clark County Election Department will include a Tagalog option in the 2012 election ballots.

Children’s “Wish for the Holidays” - Keep Our Families Together

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Dec 12, 2011

Over 5,000 children nationwide sent letters to Congress last week calling for more humane deportations than current policies harming children and their families.

Latino LGBT Youth Coming Out At Their Own Pace

South Kern Sol , News Feature, Andres Garcia, Posted: Dec 11, 2011

Latino LGBT youth speak of rejection by their family and classmates, but an expert advises they be patient and build a circle of those they can trust over time.

More Asian Pacific Americans Hold Public Office

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Dec 10, 2011

More Asian Pacific Americans hold public office in the United States than at any other time in U.S. history.

Philadelphia Story: Voices of Asian American Bullying Victims

Hyphen Magazine, News Report, Helen I. Hwang, Posted: Dec 10, 2011

Asian American teens bear the brunt of bullies, but a group of Philadelphia teens shows it can be stopped.

UC Davis Students Recall 'Terror' of Being Pepper Sprayed

New America Media, Video, Vincent Trinh, Posted: Dec 10, 2011

Student protestors at UC Davis describe their experience being pepper sprayed by campus police at a recent rally calling for the resignation of the school's chancellor.

Young and Old Protest in DC for Jobs, Unemployment Benefits

Investigative Reporting Workshop , News Report, Michael Lawson , Posted: Dec 10, 2011

Young and old protested Thursday on the Mall in Washington calling on Congress to extend the payroll tax holiday and unemployment benefits.

Sikhs Shocked by Unprovoked Fresno Attack

New America Media, News Report, Jaskaran Singh, Posted: Dec 09, 2011

A bloody attack on a 56-year-old Sikh preacher in the city of Fresno last week has rattled the local Sikh community.

Filipino Drug Trafficker Executed in China

INQUIRER.net, News Report, Tina Santos, Posted: Dec 09, 2011

The Filipino man convicted of drug-trafficking and was executed Thursday in China, is among the estimated thousands of people executed in China every year.

Number of Immigrant Women Entrepreneurs Nearly Doubles

Immigration Policy Center, News Report, Posted: Dec 09, 2011

The number of immigrant women entrenpreneurs has nearly doubled in the last 10 years.

As Denver Reviews Deportations, Families Left in Limbo

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Dec 09, 2011

A new pilot program in Denver aimed at screening out "low-priority" deportation cases leaves a number of undocumented immigrants in legal limbo.

Plan B Pill Restrictions Dangerous for Young Latinas

New America Media, Commentary, Jessica González-Rojas, Posted: Dec 09, 2011

The FDA's decision to maintain restrictions on access to over-the-counter contraception reinforces a harmful climate that leaves Latina youth without options.

Nepal Climate Loans Violate 'Polluter Should Pay' Principle

Inter Press Service, News Report, Sudeshna Sarkar, Posted: Dec 09, 2011

The Nepalese government agreed to a $110 million loan on climate change, but ecologists object that the loan is unnecessary and too costly.

Geography of the San Francisco Bay Area’s Dope Game

Richmond Pulse, News Report, Sean Shavers, Posted: Dec 09, 2011

San Francisco Bay Area youth and police map out the region’s drug preferences – and link the results to health risks and violence.

What Arpaio Didn’t Do This Time: Over 400 Sex Crimes Ignored

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Dec 08, 2011

Arizona’s notorious Sheriff Joe Arpaio has another scandal to add to his reputation—but this time it’s what the self-proclaimed “toughest Sheriff in America” didn’t do, particularly for the children of undocumented families that he so often maligns.

Sex Abuse in Immigrant Detention at Center of Political Storm

La Opinión, News Report, Antonieta Cádiz, Translated by Elena Shore , Posted: Dec 08, 2011

According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), since 2007 in California alone, there have been at least 17 complaints of sexual abuse in prisons.

After Recall, Arizona Considers Humane Treatment of Immigrants

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Dec 08, 2011

Leaders of November’s recall of Arizona Senator Russel Pearce, who authored the state’s harsh anti-immigrant law, are urging passage of the humane Mesa Compact.

Occupy Oakland Takes on Foreclosure Crisis

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Dec 08, 2011

Oakland protesters joined national Occupy Our Homes day by taking over foreclosed homes and calling for banks and mortgage lenders to start playing fair.

Alabama Law Is Sinking State Further into Poverty

Latino News, Op-ed, Jairo Vargas, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Dec 08, 2011

Alabama already ranks among the poorest states in the nation. Now its new immigration law could be sinking it further into poverty.

U.S. Government Salutes World War II Vets on Pearl Harbor Day

Rafu Shimpo, News Report, Posted: Dec 07, 2011

On the 70th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War II, the men and women of the Department of Veterans Affairs salute the members of “America’s greatest generation” for their sacrifice, love of country and concern for their fellow Veterans.

Pilar Marrero Honored in L.A.'s First 'Latinas in Media Day'

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

Pilar Marrero of La Opinión is one of three leading Latina journalists to be honored Dec. 9 in the city's first annual "Latinas in Media Day."

Study: Korean American Caregivers Face Barriers to Help

Baltimore Sun, News Report, Hanah Cho, Posted: Dec 07, 2011

Korean family caregivers in Maryland and Virginia lack knowledge about programs that could help them, a problem affecting access to care for many immigrants.

A Day of Infamy Incites Lifetime of Activism

Nichi Bei, News Feature, Diane Tanaka, Posted: Dec 07, 2011

On the anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor, two iconic Japanese Americans recall the event that changed the fate of their community.

Ley de Alabama está hundiendo la economía del estado

Latino News, Op-ed, Jairo Vargas, Posted: Dec 07, 2011

La ley de inmigración HB 56 está hundiendo cada vez más la economía del estado de Alabama.

When Schools Tolerate Violence, For Money

New America Media, Commentary, Matt Amaral, Posted: Dec 07, 2011

Disciplinary action against unruly or violent students often gets trumped by concerns about school funding, creating a dangerous environment for both students and teachers.

UC Davis Pepper Spraying Should Bring “Zero Tolerance” for Brutal Policing

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

After UC Davis police pepper sprayed peaceful Occupiers, the university hired a company to investigate—associated with brutal policing from L.A. to Baghdad.

Thousands of Unemployed Workers Expected to Protest in D.C.

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Dec 06, 2011

Thousands of unemployed workers and activists from around the country will begin to “Take Back the Capitol.” The protesters will spend today setting up an encampment on Capital Hill and K Street in Washington, DC.

A Wish for the Holidays -- NAM Teleconference Wed. Dec. 7, 9:30 am PST

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Dec 06, 2011

New America Media and the We Belong Together campaign are hosting a teleconference on Dec. 7 on a campaign to keep families together.

Korean Immigrant Restaurant Workers Recover Over $30,000 in Unpaid Wages

AALDEF, News Report, Posted: Dec 06, 2011

In New Jersey, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund’s New Jersey-Asian American Legal Project recovered over $30,000 in unpaid wages for Korean workers from the Pokoo Sushi & Sashimi Restaurant.

SC Edison, Tribes Fight Over Revenues from Shuttered Coal Power Plant

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

Navajo and Hopi leaders petitioned California regulators to distribute proceeds from the ongoing sale of pollution credits to fund tribal-owned renewable energy projects.

Vietnam: Authorities Launch Violent Attack on Catholic Crowd

Vietcatholic, News Report, Posted: Dec 06, 2011

Hundreds of priests and parishioners were attacked by a large contingient of police and militiamen this morning (Friday) in the capital of Hanoi after they submitted a petition appealing for the authorities not to build a sewage treatment plant on church land.

With Cain Out, Turn the Glare on Gingrich’s Racial Skeletons

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

The rise of Newt Gingrich as the GOP front-runner should alert the nation to his history of thinly veiled race bigotry.

Occupy Birmingham: Immigrant Rights Are Crucial for the 99 Percent

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Dec 05, 2011

Occupy Birmingham says it has a long list of objections to the law, H.B. 56, but it names the jailing of people for profit as one of the factors that ties the Occupy movement with immigrant rights.

Toys for Tots Defies Recession in Navajo Nation

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Dec 05, 2011

With the country still in the grip of economic recession, Michael Lee feared it would be an even grimmer-than-usual Christmas for many Native American children in Arizona.

Older Chinese Riled by Proposed SF Bag Fee

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann and Summer Chiang, Posted: Dec 05, 2011

A proposal to extend a ban on single use plastic bags to all businesses in San Francisco has some in the Chinese community worried.

Has Western Media Overhyped Divide Between Egyptian Copts, Muslims?

New America Media, News Analysis, Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Dec 05, 2011

Some Egyptians say Western media reports have focused too much on the divisions between Coptic Christians and Muslims in their country.

Eva Longoria Takes on Newt Gingrich Over 'Poor Children' Remarks

The Hill, News Report, Posted: Dec 04, 2011

Actress Eva Longoria, a prominent Obama supporter, blasted Newt Gingrich for his comments on the work habits of poor children.

Study: Elder Abuse a Serious Problem for Chinese Seniors

Sing Tao Daily , News Report, Rong Xiaoqing, Posted: Dec 04, 2011

The growing problem of elder abuse has special dimensions for Chinese elders, researchers in Chicago found in a five-year study.

Koreatown Schools at Forefront of Education Reform

New America Media, News Feature, Katherine Kim, Posted: Dec 04, 2011

Pilot schools in L.A.’s Koreatown are at the forefront of the education reform movement, and Korean Americans are at the helm.

Getting High at School: It’s On You, Mom and Dad

New America Media, Commentary, Matt Amaral, Posted: Dec 03, 2011

Smoking weed before class has become the norm for many high school students, and the blame starts at home.

US Vows to Speed Up Visa Process

China Daily, News Report, Todd Balazovic, Posted: Dec 03, 2011

Chinese citizens applying for US visas will face shorter wait times in the future as the US embassy vowed to speed up the visa application process.

Shopping Big Draw for Chinese Tourists

China Daily, News Report, Yanrong Zhao, Posted: Dec 02, 2011

Shopping is a major draw for Chinese tourists to the U.S., with the average visitor spending around $1000, more than double that of their American and Japanese counterparts.

Three Fil-Ams Honored in Philippine Heroes Memorial

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

Two Filipino Americans murdered in Seattle in 1981 by operatives of the Marcos dictatorship are among the first three Filipino Americans to be included in the Philippines’ roll of heroes of democracy.

Report Debunks Myth that High-Skilled Immigrants Steal American Jobs

Immigration Impact, News Report, Posted: Dec 02, 2011

U.S.-born STEM graduates are more likely to go into other career paths where their skills are in high demand.

Burmese Refugees in Oakland Living in Extreme Poverty

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

A report released by researchers at San Francisco State University shows a majority of Oakland's Burmese refugee community is living in extreme poverty.

Food Aid Can Change North Korea

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Dec 02, 2011

A humanitarian aid worker who spent five years in North Korea says food aid can bring positive change to the country.

School Zero Tolerance Kills Dreams, Hurts the Economy

Equal Voice, News Report, Kathy Mulady, Posted: Dec 02, 2011

Each year, more than a million students leave high school without graduating, curtailing job opportunities and damaging the overall economy.

HIV Positive Women in Oakland Demand, “Count Us In”

New America Media, News Report, Zaineb Mohammed, Posted: Dec 01, 2011

On World AIDS Day in Oakland, women of color rallied to emphasize the need for equity in treatment and prevention services.

Honor Student Awaits Deportation Review After Traffic Stop

chicoSol, News Report, Leslie Layton, Posted: Dec 01, 2011

Victor Escobar's deportation case will be reviewed under the new policy of prosecutorial discretion.

Baltimore Police Put Down Student Homelessness Demonstration

Washington Afro, News Report, Alexis Taylor, Posted: Dec 01, 2011

According to reports released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 643,046 Americans live on the street every night.

Running as a DREAM Act Republican

Fox News Latino, News Report, Posted: Dec 01, 2011

Joseph “Tony” Carlos has no interest in a political career. He just wants to change the attitude of the GOP's attitude about immigration.

Right to Work Campaign for AIDS Patients in China

China Daily, News Report, Yue Zhang, Posted: Dec 01, 2011

A social justice group in China has launched a campiagn seeking to promote employment rights for the country's HIV/AIDS patients.

Latino Birth Rate Drops During Recession

NewsTaco, News Report, Posted: Dec 01, 2011

Since 2007, the number of Latino babies born in the U.S. has dropped by 11% — or below 1 million in 2010.

Majority of People Living With HIV in U.S. Aren’t in Successful Treatment

Color Lines, News Report, Michael Lavers and Kai Wright, Posted: Dec 01, 2011

Roughly half of those living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S. are black, as are roughly half of those who are newly infected each year.

Pew Report: Two-Thirds of Undocumented Have Lived Here for Over 10 Years

Pew Hispanic Center, News Report, Posted: Dec 01, 2011

Nearly two-thirds of unauthorized immigrants in the United States have lived here for at least 10 years and nearly half are parents of minor children.

Second Businessman Charged Under Alabama Immigration Law

ColorLines, News Report, Posted: Dec 01, 2011

A Japanese Honda employee was ticketed under the state’s immigration law, a week after the arrest of a German Mercedes-Benz executive.

Washington D.C. Job Hopes Rest on Tech and Real Estate

Washington Informer, News Report, Barrington Salmon, Posted: Dec 01, 2011

"Real estate and technology are crucial to the District's economic well-being as they drive growth and productivity in the city," asserts A. Scott Bolden.

Controversy Over Appointment of U.S. Embassador to El Salvador

El Diario La Prensa, News Report, Annie Coreal, translated by National Institute for Latino Policy , Posted: Dec 01, 2011

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted to ratify the nomination of Mari Carmen Aponte for the position of Ambassador of El Salvador, but only by a little.

Study: Recession Hits Low-Income, Older, Ethnic Women Workers Hardest

Redwood Age, News Report, Pamela A. MacLean, Posted: Dec 01, 2011

Older low-income workers—especially blacks, Latinos and women—have four-times the unemployment rate of affluent seniors, says new research.

'Naptime Activism': Mommy Blogger Tackles Immigration Debate

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Dec 01, 2011

Mother and activist Elisa Batista found time during her children's naps to take on one of the nation's thorniest issues: immigration.