Latino Group Sues, Saying GOP Primary Schedule Hurts Hispanic Republicans

Tampa Bay Times, News Report, Posted: Jan 31, 2012

A local Latino group Monday sued Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus, contending that the GOP's primary schedule unconstitutionally dilutes the electoral clout of Hispanic Republican voters.

Is Bachelor Pres. Aquino III Dating Korean TV Host—With Dragon Year’s Luck in Love?, News Report, Posted: Jan 31, 2012

Did President Benigno Aquino III go on a date with popular Korean TV personality Grace Lee last week?

DREAMers Declare Undocumented Youth Mental Health Day

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jan 31, 2012

Immigrant youth around the country are holding vigils as part of “Undocumented Youth Mental Health Day” in response to the imminent deportation of Yanelli Hernandez, a young undocumented immigrant who has attempted suicide while in detention.

Indian Americans Take Up Guns in Wake of Robberies

India West, News Report, Posted: Jan 31, 2012

After a spate of violent home invasions and robberies in recent months, Indian Americans living in Roswell, a suburb of northern Atlanta, Georgia, are taking up guns.

Apple Set to Expand Presence in China

China Daily, News Report, Zhang Yuwei, Posted: Jan 31, 2012

China is not simply seen as a potential growth market for Apple products. The country often is regarded as the company's main production base.

The Native American SOTU: A Call on Obama to Advance Indigenous Rights

New America Media, News Report, Jenni Monet, Posted: Jan 31, 2012

Unless you’re tuned into American Indian law and policy, you likely missed the annual State of the Indian Nations address last week.

Vietnamese Director Brings Haruki Murakami's "Norwegian Wood" to U.S. Theaters

Pacific Citizen, Interview, Nalea J. Ko, Posted: Jan 31, 2012

Despite not speaking Japanese, director Tran Anh Hung adapted the popular Haruki Murakami novel for the big screen.

Hondurans in Florida: With a Voice, but Without a Vote

El Diario La Prensa, News Report, Cristina Loboguerrero , Posted: Jan 30, 2012

Lurvin Luzardo has lived in Tampa for more than 20 years, and while she can’t vote in the upcoming elections, she aspires to one day be a voice for the state’s Hispanics.

African Americans in Dallas Target Korean Business

Korea Daily, News Report, Gwang-lip Moon, Posted: Jan 30, 2012

African Americans in south Dallas have been protesting a Korean-run gas station there for racially charged remarks by the owner.

La gran mayoría de votantes latinos están a favor de la conservación, revela una encuesta

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Jan 30, 2012

Los votantes latinos en el suroeste son aún más propensos que la población en general a apoyar la legislación a favor de la protección del medio ambiente.

Vast Majority of Latino Voters are Pro-Conservationist, Poll Finds

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Jan 30, 2012

Latino voters in the southwest are even more likely than the general population to support pro-environment legislation.

Census: Native American Count Jumps by 27 Percent

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Jan 30, 2012

America's Native population climbed by nearly a third between 2000 and 2010, surprising U.S. Census Bureau data analysts and delighting managers of federally funded programs whose budgets depend on official head counts.

A Critical Look at Occupy Oakland

Oakland Local, First Person, Kheven LaGrone, Posted: Jan 30, 2012

There is a current of white entitlement and paternalism running through Oakland's Occupy movement.

Activists Send Hundreds of Tacos to Conn. Mayor

MarioWire, News Report, Posted: Jan 30, 2012

The immigration rights organization Reform Immigration for America delivered 400 tacos to the office of East Haven’s mayor Thursday in protest of the mayor's statement that he would address accusations of anti-Latino bias by eating tacos.

Argentina’s La Nacion in Talks to Buy ImpreMedia

Portada, News Report, Posted: Jan 30, 2012

Two news sources (New York Post and New York One) report that Impremedia is in talks with Argentine newspaper group La Nacion, which is interested in acquiring it.

Foster Care, Uncertain Futures Loom for Thousands of Immigrant Children

America's Wire, News Report, Marjorie Valbrun, Posted: Jan 30, 2012

Thousands of immigrant children are languishing in state foster care nationwide, their parents having been detained or deported by federal immigration authorities.

In Thailand, Elephant Sashimi is All the Rage

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Jan 30, 2012

A growing taste for elephant meat in Thailand adds to the growing list of endangered animals winding up on people's plates.

Filipino Cuisine Poised to Break Gastro Ceiling

New America Media, News Feature, Odette Keeley/ Photos by Monica Quesada Cordero, Posted: Jan 29, 2012

At a recent culinary showdown in San Francisco, Filipinos spoke about why their cuisine is set to catch fire in the American market.

Future of U.S. Manufacturing Begins With Education

New America Media, News Analysis, George Koo, Posted: Jan 29, 2012

Pledges to keep U.S. manufacturing jobs onshore will go unfulfilled unless more value is placed on science and math education.

Muslim Americans to NYPD: Enough Already, the Commish Must Go

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jan 28, 2012

On Tuesday the New York Times reported that the New York Police Department showed nearly 1,500 of its officers “The Third Jihad,” a 72-minute documentary that casts Muslim Americans as ubiquitously engaged in “a strategy to infiltrate and dominate America.” It was the latest item in a growing list of revelations about the NYPD’s profiling and surveillance of Muslim Americans, and now it has prompted demands that the police commissioner, one of the city’s most powerful public figures, immediately step down.

American Dreams Shift in Weak Economy

Investigative Reporting Workshop, News Report, Lydia Beyoud, Posted: Jan 28, 2012

Americans' expectations of what they can achieve for themselves and their children has changed during the last few years.

Miss Long Beach Contestant Shows Masculinity is Beautiful, Too

New America Media / Voicewaves, News Report, Prumsodun Ok, Posted: Jan 28, 2012

Janelle Hutcherson, a lesbian with masculine looks, challenged traditional ideas of attractiveness when she entered the Miss Long Beach pageant.

Civil Rights Advocates Meet in L.A. to Discuss Voter Suppression Laws

New America Media, News Report, Jose Luis Sierra & Zaineb Mohammed, Posted: Jan 27, 2012

With the 2012 elections looming, states are passing laws that make it tougher for ethnic minorities and the poor to cast a ballot.

Proposed redistricting map in Boston falls on color lines

Bay State Banner, News Report, Posted: Jan 27, 2012

Advocates say the redrawing would create four districts where people of color make up a clear majority of the voting age population, giving them a stronger voice on the council.

China's Basketball Chief Rises to Challenge

China Daily, News Report, Todd Balazovic, Posted: Jan 27, 2012

Stepping into the position as CEO of NBA China seven months ago, David Shoemaker could never have predicted just how quickly basketball in China was about to change.

Teleconference - Conservation views and opinions of Western voters - Monday, Jan. 30th 1pm ET

New America Media, News Report, Dana Levine, Posted: Jan 27, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – The results from the 2012 Colorado College State of the Rockies Conservation in the West poll will be released on a call with pollsters Lori Weigel (Republican) and Dave Metz (Democrat) on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at 1 p.m. EST. The survey reveals that voters across the political spectrum - from Tea Party supporters to those who identify with the Occupy Wall Street movement - support upholding regulations and strengthening protections for clean air, clean water, and America’s parks and public lands for the sake of the economy, and their way of life. Poll results include voter attitudes toward statewide elected officials in all six states (AZ, CO, MT, NM, UT, WY) and current preferences in key “toss-up” western Senate races.

Rivera Introduces Military-Only Version of DREAM Act

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Jan 27, 2012

Rep. David Rivera, R-Miami, introduced a bill that would provide a path to citizenship to young people who serve in the military. Launches 'No Somos Rubios' Campaign, News Report, Posted: Jan 27, 2012

Latino advocacy organization Presente Action has launched the campaign “NO SOMOS RUBIOS."

Calif. Investigates Skin-Lighteners for Dangerous Mercury

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Jan 27, 2012

Starting next week, California health officials will collect and test a sampling of skin-lightening products in the Bay Area for possible mercury contamination.

Water Writes in Gaza

New America Media, News Report, Text: Nancy Hernandez//Video: Josue Rojas, Posted: Jan 27, 2012

Bay Area muralist Josue Rojas recently joined a group of fellow artists on a trip to Gaza to highlight the struggle there to attain and preserve clean, drinkable water.

Group Forms to Aid S. Korean Indicted for Espionage

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Jan 26, 2012

A group of Korean scholars recently launched a campaign to support a Korean-American indicted by the U.S. government on espionage charges.

Film Reveals “The Invisible War” on Women in Our Military

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jan 26, 2012

The documentary “The Invisible War” is already bringing much needed attention to the problem of rape in the military.

Hispanics Say They Have the Worst of a Bad Economy

Pew Hispanic Center, News Report, Posted: Jan 26, 2012

A majority of Latinos (54 percent) believe that the economic downturn that began in 2007 has been harder on them than on other groups in America, according to a new national survey by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center.

Op-ed: Waiver for NCLB the Right Choice for California

New America Media, Op-ed, Arun Ramanathan, Posted: Jan 26, 2012

Applying for a waiver from No Child Left Behind would simplify and improve the way California schools are measured.

As Eldercare Grows, So Do Labor Battles

Investigative Reporting Workshop , News Report, Michael Lawson, Posted: Jan 26, 2012

Aging boomers will heighten demand for eldercare, and poor pay and job conditions are prompting unions to organize home care and nursing home workers.

Obama’s America: More Warren Buffett’s Secretary, Than Warren Buffett

First Post, News Analysis, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jan 25, 2012

Obama's State of the Union address had a muted tone, and that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Colorblind Racism: The New Norm

The Root, Commentary, Edward Wyckoff Williams, Posted: Jan 25, 2012

The GOP candidates don't see their racial rhetoric as offensive. You got a problem with that?

National Council of La Raza Opines on State of the Union

Hispanic Business, News Report, Posted: Jan 25, 2012

The National Council of La Raza (NLCR) today reflected on President Obama's State of the Union address.

Obama's State of the Union: Eleven Sentences Too Short

New America Media, Commentary, Raul Rodriguez, Posted: Jan 25, 2012

An undocumented student weighs in on President Obama's State of the Union Address, noting the president's rhetoric does little to resolve lingering uncertainties.

Ex. S. Korean Spy Gets Asylum

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Jan 25, 2012

A U.S. court has upheld a 2008 ruling to grant political asylum to a former South Korean intelligence agent who claims to face threats from both South and North Korea.

Fox to Launch Spanish-Language TV Network this Fall

Hispanically Speaking News, News Report, Posted: Jan 25, 2012

Fox and the Colombian RCN Television Group announced Monday the launch of MundoFox, a new Spanish-language television network with general content targeting the U.S. Hispanic market.

Survey: Latina Moms Online Are Tech-Savvy and Politically Aware

Latina Lista, News Report, Marisa Tresviño, Posted: Jan 25, 2012

A new survey finds Latina moms online are tech-savvy and politically aware.

'Arizona Accord' Sets Humanitarian Immigration Principles

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Jan 25, 2012

Bi-partisan business, community and religious groups in Arizona have signed an accord, seeking to leave behind the hostile climate created by SB 1070.

One Year On, Arab Pride and the Long Road Ahead

New America Media, News Report, Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Jan 25, 2012

January 25 marks the one-year anniversary of protests that toppled Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak and fueled a region wide uprising.

African American, Hispanic High School Achievement Lagging

America's Wire, News Report, Teresa Wiltz, Posted: Jan 24, 2012

Academic performance among high school age African Americans and Hispanics has fallen to levels not seen in thirty years.

111-Year-Old Iraqi Chaldean Becomes Naturalized American

Arab American News, News Report, Natasha Dado, Posted: Jan 24, 2012

A 111-year-old immigrant from Iraq became the second-oldest person on record to gain citizenship in the United States.

Liberty Ship Café Cooks Up Savory Small-Business Model

New America Media/Richmond Pulse, News Feature, Edgardo Cervano-Soto, Posted: Jan 24, 2012

Liberty Ship Café not only serves tasty Latin-fusion lunches at the Farmer’s Market in Richmond, Calif., it’s cooking up a cooperative business dream.

For the Record: George Bush is the Real ‘Food Stamp President

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jan 23, 2012

Other GOP candidates have made claims that African-Americans (or “blah” people) are the majority on public assistance in the United States. That’s also not true.

Year of the Dragon Boosts Chinese Tourism to U.S.

New America Media, News Report, Summer Chiang and Peter Schurmann, Posted: Jan 23, 2012

More Chinese are traveling abroad for the New Year, bringing an injection of cash to tourism spots across the U.S.

Why Budget Cuts are Bad For Your Health, Part II, News Report, Nan Nan Liu, Posted: Jan 23, 2012

Asian American elders in Washington are imperiled due to budget crisis that will cut basic services.

ACLU: Arizona Jail Does Not Meet ‘Basic Human Rights’

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Jan 23, 2012

Human rights groups are calling on ICE to end its $13 million contract with an Arizona jail that is notorious for its "inhumane" conditions.

Newt Gingrich Wins South Carolina Primary

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Jan 22, 2012

Newt Gingrich won 40 percent of the vote in South Carolina, a state that since 1980 has consistently predicted the final GOP presidential nominee.

Learning to See the Police in a Different Light

New America Media/Richmond Pulse, Commentary, Sean Shavers, Posted: Jan 22, 2012

By the end of that day, my opinion about the police had changed and I realized there are officers out there who actually care.

Deportation Pilot Program Doesn't Go Far Enough, Activists Say

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Jan 22, 2012

Local and national leaders compared the preliminary results of Obama's deportation pilot program in Denver and Baltimore, to a student who doesn't deliver.

Why Washington Governor’s Proposed Cuts Will Hit Hard, News Report, Nan Nan Liu, Posted: Jan 22, 2012

People are going to suffer. They are going to starve, predicted Tony Lee, one of the founders of the Asian Pacific Islander Coalition.

APALC Condemns Anti-Immigrant Radio Show

Asian American Press, News Report, Posted: Jan 21, 2012

he Asian Pacific American Legal Center condemns derogatory remarks against Korean Americans expressed by co-host John Kobylt (KFI 640) during the Jan. 5 broadcast of Clear Channel’s “The John and Ken Show.”

Historical, Generational Trauma Haunt Vietnamese Seniors in U.S.

New America Media/Vien Dong, News Report, Vanessa White , Posted: Jan 21, 2012

The Vietnam War continues in the depression of many Vietnamese seniors decades after moving to the U.S.

National Defense Authorization Act Targets Political Dissenters

Final Call, News Report, Ashahed M. Muhammad, Posted: Jan 21, 2012

Critics believe that with Obama's signing of NDAA, America has witnessed one of the most tragic reversals of civil liberties in its history.

Just One in Six Deportations Cancelled in Obama’s Pilot Review

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jan 20, 2012

A review ordered by the Obama administration of almost 7,900 deportation cases before the immigration court in Colorado found 1,300 immigrants — 16 percent — posed no security risk and will be allowed to remain in the United States.

Medicalizing HIV: Will Social Services Get Squeezed Out?

New America Media, News Report, Zaineb Mohammed, Posted: Jan 20, 2012

Medical developments are causing a change in the dynamics of HIV/AIDS care – a shift that may squeeze out the social services sector.

Filipinos Celebrate Historic L.A. District

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Jan 20, 2012

Last December, First Lady Michelle Obama named Historic Filipinotown in Los Angeles as one of the Preserve America communities.

Tigers: Man-Eaters Eaten by Man

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Jan 20, 2012

Tigers are being poached, eaten, made into medicine, and the demand is at an all-time high even as they face extinction.

Mitt Romney Has Fences to Mend to Gain Hispanic Votes

Hispanic Link, News Report, Griselda Nevárez, Posted: Jan 20, 2012

Mitt Romney is attempting to reach out to Latino voters without confronting his own negative record on issues of concern to them.

Republican Mistake in South Carolina

La Opinión, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Jan 20, 2012

Editors of La Opinión write that the race in South Carolina has become a competition over who is tougher on undocumented immigrants.

Una mirada detrás de la disminución en la inmigración ilegal de EE.UU.

New America Media, News Analysis, Michelle Mittelstadt, Posted: Jan 19, 2012

Michelle Mittelstadt, del Instituto de Política Migratoria, toma una mirada detrás de los números en el contexto de las tendencias de la migración global.

Gingrich’s Racist Attack on Food Stamps Is an Old Ploy

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jan 19, 2012

Newt Gingrich looks to be winning the race-baiting competition this Republican primary season.

I Kept Warm by Burning Money: Climber Reveals How he Survived Two Days in Mountain Blizzard

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Jan 19, 2012

A seasoned mountaineer, who was lost for two days in a snowstorm on a mountainside, told rescuers he survived by burning dollar bills and dreaming of a sauna, the Daily Mail reported Wednesday on its online edition.

Bone Marrow Drive for San Mateo Boy

Asianweek, News Report, Posted: Jan 19, 2012

Asian Americans need to band together in order to help a fellow Asian American in need of some help.

Chinese Look On With Envy At Taiwanese Elections

New Tang Dynasty, News Report, Posted: Jan 19, 2012

Taiwan's recently defeated presidential hopeful Tsai Ing-wen delivered what many consider to be one of the most moving speeches in the island nation’s history


New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Jan 19, 2012

On Tuesday, January 24th, NAM and California Common Cause will co-host a briefing in Los Angeles where a coalition of good government, civil rights, and progressive organizations will brief ethnic and mainstream media on the current state of voting rights. Bob Edgar, President and CEO of Common Cause, will moderate a panel of speakers who will highlight recent changes to laws across the country created to suppress voter turnout and efforts to restore voting rights. Additionally, speakers will discuss recent developments in redistricting.

Nebraska Rancher: Keystone Pipeline Decision Shows ‘Courage’

New America Media, Question & Answer, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Jan 19, 2012

Randy Thompson says Obama's decision to nix the Keystone pipeline has changed his mind about who he is going to vote for in November.

Can the Triquis Go Home?

New America Media, News Report, David Bacon, Posted: Jan 19, 2012

It looks similar to the U.S. Occupy protests, but rather than fighting to remain in their tents, Triqui families have been fighting for the right to go home.

The American Dream has Emigrated to Europe

New America Media, News Analysis, Frank Viviano, Posted: Jan 19, 2012

Republicans accuse Obama of hurtling America into a "European-style welfare state." In fact, Europe's indicators point to a healthier society.

Vietnamese Elders Struggle With Depression Years After War

Vien Dong/New America Media, News Report, Vanessa White, Posted: Jan 18, 2012

Vietnamese people who came to the U.S. after the war often fall into depression as years pass. But the stigma of mental illness keeps many from getting help.

Tips For Late-Career Entrepreneurs (For- or Non-Profit)

New America Media, Roundup, Posted: Jan 18, 2012

If the idea of retirement sounds to you like a one-way ticket to boredom, you’d to well to read personal finance writer Kerry Hannon’s latest group of articles.

Judge: Human Trafficking Law Covers Filipino Teachers' Case, News Report, Posted: Jan 18, 2012

A Los Angeles federal judge ruled that the case of Filipino teachers brought to Louisiana and then subjected to allegedly abusive conditions qualifies to be heard under the federal human trafficking law.

A Look Behind the U.S. Drop in Illegal Immigration

New America Media, News Analysis, Michelle Mittelstadt, Posted: Jan 18, 2012

Demographic and economic changes may eventually mean the U.S. will no longer be the number-one destination for migrants.

Elections for End Times: Mirror Races in U.S. and Mexico

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Kent Paterson, Posted: Jan 18, 2012

The last time major U.S. and Mexican elections coincided, the results led to unimaginable events in both countries.

Puerto Rican Migration Continues at Record Pace

Caribbean Business, News Report, John Marino, Posted: Jan 18, 2012

The exodus to the United States is accelerating, hurting the growth prospects in many industries in Puerto Rico.

U.S. Base’s Move May Hinge on Okinawa Growth Plan

The Japan Times , News Report, Eric Johnston, Posted: Jan 17, 2012

With U.S. officials pressing Japan to make major progress on the long-stalled relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma within Okinawa, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and his new defense minister will have their work cut out getting locals to accept the move.

Arab Americans Meet with Latinos, Advocates on Immigration

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Jan 17, 2012

Arab Americans met with Latino community members and national advocates last week to discuss immigration reform and strengthening community partnerships.

US Presses Seoul to Cut Iranian Oil

Korea Times, News Report, Kim Young-jin , Posted: Jan 17, 2012

A senior U.S. official urged Korea to reduce its crude oil imports from Iran, Tuesday, as part of a U.S.-led sanctions campaign over Tehran’s alleged nuclear weapons program.

Daughter of Farmworker Becomes SF's First Out Bisexual Supervisor

El Mensajero / Bay Area Reporter, News Report, Posted: Jan 17, 2012

Christina Olague, 50, became San Francisco's first out bisexual supervisor.

Black Women Historians Say ‘The Help’ is Distorted

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jan 17, 2012

According to the historians about the only thing that’s true in the film is that working black women in the South often labored as domestic servants in white homes.

Hispanic GOP Group Endorses Newt Gingrich

Somos Republicans, News Report, Posted: Jan 17, 2012

Somos Republicans, which calls itself the largest Hispanic Republican group in the country, with some 6,000 members, announced on Monday that it is endorsing Newt Gingrich as the best Republican candidate for 2012.

Bilingual Future for Calif.’s Spanish-language Media?

New America Media, News Report, Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Jan 17, 2012

A younger Latino demographic in the state's Central Valley is spurring a switch to bilingual content in Spanish-language newspapers.

Transitional Kindergarten Facing the Ax under Brown’s Proposal

New America Media, News Report, Thandisizwe Chimurenga, Posted: Jan 16, 2012

A new pre-kindergarten program, which readies children for kindergarten, is supposed to take off this coming November, but is now in danger of being gutted before it can be fully implemented.

Om My God, Who Wrecked our Yoga?, Commentary, Sandip Roy , Posted: Jan 16, 2012

With 20 million Americans doing yoga today, and several, several million more people worldwide, even deep breathing and chanting could do little to keep them from getting hopping mad at a recent New York Times article that painted a dirty picture of this ancient, holistic practice.

Coming Out as Undocumented in the Suburbs

Alhambra Source, News Feature, Daniela Gerson and Nathan Solis, Posted: Jan 16, 2012

A new movement has emerged in Southern Calif.’s San Gabriel Valley, attempting to transform undocumented status into a point of empowerment and engage Asian youth.

APIs Urged to Let Voices Be Heard in Redistricting

Rafu Shimpo, News Report, Posted: Jan 15, 2012

Whether Little Tokyo will remain in the 9th Council District or Koreatown will be united into one district will depend on the redrawn map of the Los Angeles City Council. A 21-member citizens commission is seeking input from the public and Asian Pacific Islanders are urged to get involved.

Can an LGBT Film Help Change Attitudes About Homosexuality in Vietnam?, News Report, Posted: Jan 15, 2012

Billed as the first Vietnamese film to positively depict gay romance, the film tells the story of 20-year-old Khoi as he ventures to Saigon after being disowned by his family

99% to NYT’s David Brooks: Get Real, Not Simple

New America Media, News Analysis, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Jan 15, 2012

The New York Times’ David Brooks says seniors are wealthier than the young and should agree to Medicare cuts. But ethnic elders live in a tougher reality.

Mexican Media Question Secret U.S. Military Actions

Hispanic Link, Op-ed, José de la Isla, Posted: Jan 15, 2012

Two op-eds in Mexico City's Excelsior and Reforma newspapers take a skeptical look at U.S. military policy in Latin America.

Royce Challenges Obama Administration on Vietnam Human Rights

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Jan 14, 2012

Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) joined several members of Congress, including the Chairman and top Democrat of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, in writing to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urging the State Department to substantially improve its annual human rights reporting on Vietnam.

Protesters Call For Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Conviction

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Jan 14, 2012

Protestors want Arpaio to be arrested, not just step down, for revelations of civil rights abuses and abuse of power.

Most Minority Voters Rejected Miss. Voter ID Bill, Study Finds

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Jan 14, 2012

A majority of Mississippians approved a voter ID bill last November, but a closer look shows few minority voters supported it.

La guerra y la paz y la arrogancia

Hispanic Link, News Analysis, José de la Isla, Posted: Jan 13, 2012

Con un presupuesto considerable, hoy los Estados Unidos está activo en más de 75 países, 15 más que en el 2009.

Overseas Voters Key to Taiwanese Presidential Election

New America Media, News Report, Summer Chiang, Posted: Jan 13, 2012

Nearly 5,000 Taiwanese have returned home to cast their ballots in the tight race, Chinese media report.

Few Keystone XL Jobs Would Go to Residents on Pipeline Route

InsideClimate News, News Report, Lisa Song, Posted: Jan 13, 2012

Unemployment is below the national average along most of the route, so few local workers would benefit.

Nigeria’s Arab Spring? - Fuel Subsidy Cuts Spur Protests

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Jan 12, 2012

Nigerian Americans show solidarity with their countrymen at Occupy Nigeria rallies this week.

Iran’s Ahmadinejad Visits Four Latin American Countries

Council on Hemispheric Affairs, News Analysis, Christina Gordon, Olga Imbaquingo, Lauren Paverman, Alex Sanchez , Posted: Jan 12, 2012

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Caracas on Sunday night in the first stop of a four-nation tour of Latin America.

Advocates Launch Campaign to Get Anti-Trafficking Bill on State Ballot

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Jan 12, 2012

A new measure advocates hope to get on the November ballot would increase penalties against human traffickers in California. The campaign was launched yesterday to coincide with National Human Trafficking Awareness Day,

Latinas — The Main Victims of Cervical Cancer in California

New America Media, News Feature, Maria Luisa Arredondo, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Jan 12, 2012

Latinas have the highest rates of cervical cancer in Los Angeles.

Ruling S. Korean Party to Drop 'Conservative'

Korea Times, News Report, Chung Min-uck, Posted: Jan 11, 2012

The interim emergency committee of the ruling Grand National Party (GNP) has allegedly decided to shed the expression “conservatism."

Catholics Stunned by News of Bishop Fathering Two Sons

Eastern Group Publications, News Report, Posted: Jan 11, 2012

It's been three decades since Auxiliary Bishop Gabino Zavala, 60, led mass and religious functions at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in East Los Angeles, but his recent resignation and admission that he fathered two sons now living out of state has shocked faithful parishioners.

Justin Bieber Reppin’ the Vietnamese at CES in Las Vegas, News Report, Posted: Jan 11, 2012

The surreality of “Justin Bieber” and “Vietnamese robot firms” being in the same sentence aside, who’s excited to see what Vietnam has to offer in the latest robotics technology?

Lucas Had Hard Time Funding Films With Black Leads

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jan 11, 2012

Even George Lucas Had a Hard Time Finding Funding for Film With Black Leads.

Taliban Talks Frighten Afghan Americans

New America Media, News Report, Fariba Nawa, Posted: Jan 11, 2012

As the US and Taliban negotiate a ceasefire, Afghans in the United States are wondering what will happen to their families and friends inside Afghanistan.

Looking After Grandma, Learning Responsibility

New America Media/ Richmond Pulse , News Report, Megael “Junior” Jonson , Posted: Jan 11, 2012

Many people ask me, “What is daily life like for you, taking care of your grandmother?” I honestly enjoy it.

Telltale Signs: The Blunder of an Arroyo Lawyer, Hitler Fan

Asianweek, News Report, Posted: Jan 11, 2012

Ignoring a constitutional ban against making “midnight” appointments in the last three months of her term, former Philippine Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (GMA) went ahead and appointed her personal manicurist, Nitz Carpon, as director of a government housing agency and her personal gardener, Armando Macapagal, as Deputy Director of the Luneta Park Administration.

Pakistan Has Always Been a Negative Identity: Aatish Taseer

New America Media, Question & Answer, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jan 11, 2012

Noon is a novel but in Aatish Taseer’s work, the lines between fiction and non-fiction, novel and memoir can appear blurry.

New Hampshire City Debates Moratorium on Refugees

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Jan 10, 2012

A New Hampshire city that has been a traditional destination for refugees says it is too broke to take in any more.

First Suicide of 2012 in LA Korean Community

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Jan 10, 2012

A Korean man in his thirties reportedly hanged himself in Los Angeles late last week in what appears to be the first case of suicide in the community this year.

Korean Students Passed Up by UCs

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Jan 10, 2012

Korean students in California say they are being shunned by the state’s public universities in favor of international students, many from China.

Calling Asians Racist Slurs on Fast Food Receipts is Now a National Trend

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jan 10, 2012

A third incident has been recorded where a fast-food worker called an Asian customer a derogatory and racist name on the receipt.

Cecilia Muñoz Appointed Director of White House Domestic Policy Council

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Jan 10, 2012

The White House announced Tuesday that Cecilia Muñoz will replace Melody Barnes as the director of the White House's Domestic Policy Council.

Professor, Youths Track Climate Change Globally

NW Asian Weekly, News Report, Jeffrey Osborn, Posted: Jan 10, 2012

A university professor sheds light on drastic climate change in Alaska, Sri Lanka, and Mongolia with the help of local youths.

La Opinión Calls ICE 'Absurd' for Making S-Comm Mandatory

La Opinión, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Jan 10, 2012

ICE's decision to make the Secure Communities program mandatory as of 2013 is "absurd," write editors of La Opinión.

Ecuadorean Columnist on Chevron, Money and Nature

El Comercio, News Report, Posted: Jan 09, 2012

Columnist Milagros Aguirre writes for Quito's that the 18-year case against the Chevron Corporation marked what she called "the trial of the century."

Services Not Reaching Atlanta’s Elder Koreans

Korea Daily, News Report, Jongwon Lee, Posted: Jan 09, 2012

Korean seniors in Atlanta are receiving fewer social services then their counterparts in the mainstream, despite the fact that their numbers are on the rise.

Study: Black children form identity through race

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Jan 09, 2012

Black children in the same age group tend to form their identity more strongly by the color of their skin than a shared language, according to a new study.

Pew: U.S. Foreign-Born Population Increases 1.6 Percent

Pew Hispanic Center, News Report, Posted: Jan 09, 2012

The foreign-born population in the U.S. increased by 616,000, or 1.6%, from 2009 to 2010, according to the Pew Hispanic Center.

Republican Primaries: the Quest for the Ultimate Outsider, News Analysis, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jan 09, 2012

Everyone who wants to move into the White House spends all their time trying to emphasise how they don’t really belong there.

Romney to Latino Voters: My Father Was Born in Mexico

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jan 09, 2012

Romney boasts that his padre es de México to attract Latino votes.

Ed Lee Promises to be Mayor for the 100%

New America Media, News Report, Vivian Po & Summer Chiang, Posted: Jan 09, 2012

San Francisco's first elected Chinese American mayor emphasized the economy and uniting the city's residents at inauguration.

Gay Latino Online Magazine Launches in Texas

KTSM, News Report, Posted: Jan 09, 2012

"Fuerte Men" is an online magazine dedicated to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual Hispanic community.

As Brazil Booms, So Do New Drug Routes

New America Media, News Report, Louis E.V. Nevaer, Posted: Jan 09, 2012

As Mexico’s Drug War drives out the cartels, drug rings are now shipping to the U.S., Africa and elsewhere with Brazil at the epicenter of activity.

LA Voters' Political Voice Hangs on Redistricting Commission

New America Media, News Report, Suzanne Manneh and Jose Luis Sierra, Posted: Jan 09, 2012

Voting in Los Angeles is getting a facelift. A city commission will re-map 15 districts that will affect everything from schools to ethnic representation at City Hall.

Q&A: Bay Area Cambodians and the Khmer Rouge Trials

New America Media, Question & Answer, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jan 08, 2012

Stanford University psychiatrist Dr. Daryn Reicherter reflects on how Bay Area Cambodians are responding to the Khmer Rouge trials.

Black Fraternities Form Obama Super PAC

The Root, News Report, Cyntia Gordy, Posted: Jan 08, 2012

Two historically black fraternities aim to raise $1.5 million toward training and organizing African-American voters in key battleground states to re-elect President Obama.

Axing Access for Community College Students

New America Media, Commentary, Li Miao Lovett, Posted: Jan 08, 2012

Proposals aimed at tying funding to students who fast track their way through California's community colleges could deny access to those in need.

Rediscovering the Joy of Quiet: Thank You, Pico Iyer

First Post, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jan 07, 2012

We live in a world these days where happiness is really about happen-iness. Ask not for whom the Blackberry pings, it pings for thee.

California Governor’s Budget Could Hit Most Vulnerable With Deepest Cuts

New America Media, News Report, Zaineb Mohammed, Posted: Jan 07, 2012

California Gov. Jerry Brown proposed deep budget cuts this week that could especially impact those from low-income ethnic communities.

Texas Troopers To Patrol Rio Grande For Mexican Cartels

Fronteras, News Report, Posted: Jan 06, 2012

The Rio Grande Valley has become the nerve center for Mexican drug cartel cross-border activity.

Missing Teen Girl Mistakenly Deported to Colombia

Hispanically Speaking News, News Report, Posted: Jan 06, 2012

The missing Dallas teen who was mistakenly deported to Colombia was repatriated to the United States on Friday.

USCIS Proposes Change to Keep Families Together

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Jan 06, 2012

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced Friday it is introducing a change that will allow certain visa applicants to file their family unity waivers from inside the United States.

Effort to Repeal CA Dream Act Fails

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Jan 06, 2012

A campaign to place a referendum on the November ballot to repeal California's newly enacted Dream Act has failed to gather enough signatures.

Castigo escolar a los hispanos

New America Media/El Mensajero, News Report, Ricardo Ibarra, Posted: Jan 06, 2012

El recorte al presupuesto de las escuelas públicas dificultará el porvenir de la comunidad latina en California

Dispatch From Detention: A Rare Look Inside Our ‘Humane’ Immigration Jails

Colorlines, News Report, Seth Freed Wessler, Posted: Jan 06, 2012

The interiors of detention centers might as well be black sites, cast off the political map.

Iraq’s Unfinished Story—Millions of Refugees Abandoned by U.S.

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Jan 06, 2012

After its withdrawal from Iraq, America appears ready to wash its hands of millions of displaced refugees struggling in the wake of our exit.

Uncertainties Hover Over California DREAM Act

New America Media/Richmond Pulse , News Report, Edgardo Cervano-Soto, Posted: Jan 06, 2012

California’s DREAM Act gave bright undocumented students new hope for going to college, but issues like low funding could undermine the act for many.

Immigrant Left Disabled In Work Accident Dies After Deportation

ColorLines, News Report, Jorge Rivas, Posted: Jan 05, 2012

Quelino Ojeda Jimenez, who was deported to Mexico by a Chicago-area hospital in 2010, passed away on Sunday.

Kimchi in Tricky Spot With NY Inspectors

Korea Times, News Report, Jane Han, Posted: Jan 05, 2012

Korean restaurant owners in New York are fuming over violations from health inspectors, who insist that a staple food item must be kept in cold storage.

New York Struggles to Educate Indigenous Mexican Immigrants

New America Media, Commentary, Louis E.V. Nevaer, Posted: Jan 05, 2012

NAM contributor Louis Nevaer argues that New York is experiencing firsthand what has been Mexico's long struggle to educate its indigenous population.

Redistricting Mobilizes San Francisco Filipinos

New America Media, News Report, Rene Ciria-Cruz, Posted: Jan 05, 2012

Redistricting plans for San Francisco have galvanized the city's Filipino community as it seeks to protect and possibly enhance its political clout.

Occupy Protestors Demand Release of S. Korean Lawmaker

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Jan 04, 2012

Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York have issued a rare statement in support of a former South Korean opposition lawmaker.

People's Party wins in Jamaican Election

Bay State Banner, News Report, Posted: Jan 04, 2012

Another four years was needed to make it happen, but “woman time” has arrived in this Caribbean nation.

National Urban League Charges Santorum With Race Pandering

The New Orleans Agenda , News Report, Posted: Jan 04, 2012

National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial today charged Presidential candidate Rick Santorum with pandering to racist elements within his party.

Paul’s Fetish on Civil Rights

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Jan 04, 2012

GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul’s opposition to the 1964 Civil rights Act threatens to undermine efforts to bolster existing anti-discrimination laws.

Alzheimer’s Studies May Help Prevent Shrinking Brains, “Silent Strokes”

CNN Health, News Report, Azadeh Ansari, Posted: Jan 04, 2012

New Alzheimer's disease studies suggest new ways scientists might eventually understand how to preventing the fatal brain disease.

Will Migrants Matter in the Mexican Election?

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Kent Patterson, Posted: Jan 04, 2012

Since they got the power to vote in 2006, few Mexican migrants have participated in their country's elections.

Hong Kong, China on Bird Flu Alert

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Posted: Jan 03, 2012

Chinese authorities in the southern city of Shenzhen are still trying to determine how a 39-year-old bus driver contracted the deadly H5N1 virus, otherwise know as bird flu.

CA Dream Act Goes into Effect

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Jan 03, 2012

The first part of California's Dream Act, Assembly Bill 130, will provide access to private scholarships and financial aid to undocumented immigrants.

In Iowa, Hispanics ‘Used Like a Punching Bag’

La Opinión, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Jan 03, 2012

Hispanics make up one third of the residents in Perry, Iowa, but say they have been all but ignored by GOP presidential contenders.

Korean Beauty Trend To Hit U.S.

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Jan 03, 2012

Flawless skin is something just about every woman wishes she had. For people who are not blessed with good genes and naturally impeccable skin, expensive (and time consuming) skin care treatments are what prevent them from achieving the age-defying skin that celebrities seem to have.

Mientras Denver revisa las deportaciones, familias se quedan en el limbo

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Jan 03, 2012

Raúl Cárdenas acaba de tener su caso de deportación suspendido, pero él no se siente que mucho ha cambiado.

Residents of Coachella Valley Suffer High Rates of Sickness

California Watch, News Report, Bernice Yeung, Posted: Jan 03, 2012

Governmental neglect and lack of access to affordable care has meant that for many Coachella Valley residents, "dodging death" is a daily ritual.

The Future of Old Age in America

Unsilent Generation, Commentary, James Ridgeway, Posted: Jan 03, 2012

Bipartisan attacks on Social Security and Medicare mark an American turning point—away from compassion for elders to imagining them as “greedy geezers”?

“Healing Spices” Author Cooks Global Flavors for Better Health

New America Media, Question & Answer, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jan 03, 2012

"Healing Spices," the new book by University of Texas professor Bharat B. Aggarwal, shows how the world’s kitchens are also delicious medicine cabinets.

Romney Promises to Veto DREAM Act if Elected President

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jan 02, 2012

GOP Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said he doesn’t support in-state tuition last September, but now he’s finally said as president he would veto the DREAM Act if the bill ever passed congress.

44 Years After Walkouts, Are Latino Students Better Off?

New America Media / South Kern Sol, Commentary, Stephanie Espinoza, Posted: Jan 02, 2012

Nearly 44 years after the Chicano-led high school walkouts of 1968, Latinos are still under-achieving academically.

Jobs Program for Older Americans Struggles, News Report, Pamela A. MacLean, Posted: Jan 02, 2012

Congress didn’t cut the nation’s only jobs program for low-income older workers for 2012. But 85 percent fewer seniors will get help than two years ago.

Romney Promises to Veto DREAM Act

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Jan 01, 2012

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said on Dec. 31, 2011 that he would veto the federal DREAM Act if elected president.

Future of Anti-Immigrant State Laws on the Line for 2012

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Jan 01, 2012

2012 could be a decisive year for the future of anti-immigration state laws, from the Supreme Court to the White House.

90-Year-Old Latina Brings Art to Life and Life to Her Art

Mundo Hispánico, News Report, Johanes Roselló, Translated by Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Jan 01, 2012

After 45 years in Atlanta, artist and art teacher Gloria Patiño just turned 90, bringing a new spirit to the growing number of Georgia’s Latino elders.