No Help for The Help

Equal Voice News, News Report, Susannah Nesmith, Posted: Feb 29, 2012

Reyna works nine, 11, sometimes 14 hours a day taking care of another family’s children for $400 a week. She hasn’t seen her own daughter in seven years.

VA Students Entering Day 11 of Hunger Strike Want You to Know Their Fight is Real

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Feb 29, 2012

Mendoza wants everyone to know the experiences of the workers, their testimonies, the hunger strike and the way everyone is feeling is “very real.”

Steel Workers Strike in Berkeley

New America Media, Video, Josue Rojas, Posted: Feb 29, 2012

Two hundred immigrant workers and their families joined hundreds of supporters in a march through downtown Berkeley to protest their firing from Pacific Steel.

Alabama, Georgia Immigration Laws Head to Court

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Feb 29, 2012

A federal appeals court in Atlanta will hear arguments Thursday in the legal challenges against the controversial new immigration laws in Alabama and Georgia.

LAPD to Reform Car Impound Policy for Unlicensed Drivers

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Feb 29, 2012

The Los Angeles Police Commission, in a 4-to-1 vote, approved LAPD Chief Charlie Beck’s proposal to update the city’s car impound procedures for unlicensed drivers

Arizona Dreamers Ask GOP to Drop Tough Rhetoric on Immigration

Univision, News Report, Juan Gastelum, Posted: Feb 29, 2012

Undocumented youth delivered approximately 8,000 petitions to the Arizona Republican Party headquarters in Phoenix, Ariz.

Violence Batters Former Mexican Showcase

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Kent Paterson, Posted: Feb 29, 2012

A retired Mexican general took charge of security this week in the troubled Mexican border state of Nuevo Leon, even as violent incidents continued to bloody the landscape.

Deportation Could Mean Death For Gay Ugandan

New America Media, News Feature, Rosa Ramirez , Posted: Feb 29, 2012

For one Ugandan, proving he is gay could mean the difference between staying in the US or being deported to a country that criminalizes homosexuality.

Limited Preschool Access Dims Success for Latino Children—And California’s Future

Vida en el Valle/New America Media, News Report, Rebecca Plevin, Posted: Feb 29, 2012

California's migrant preschool programs are an educational safety net. But limited access to them is stifling success for Latino children -- and the state's economic future.

Angela Davis Calls DREAM Act One of Today’s ‘Most Important’ Fights

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Feb 28, 2012

Activist, scholar, and author Angela Davis says she is “absolutely” a “supporter of the DREAM Act.

Report Finds Growing Hostility Against Latinos in Alabama

Southern Poverty Law Center, News Report, Posted: Feb 28, 2012

Latinos in Alabama have experienced discrimination as a result of anti-immigrant law HB 56, and the xenophobic climate it has created.

Vatican Names Second Filipino Saint, News Report, Posted: Feb 28, 2012

The Philippines now has a second Catholic saint. Pope Benedict XVI has canonized 17th century Visayan martyr Pedro Calungsod.

Oscars Forget Dick Anthony Williams

The Root, Commentary, Posted: Feb 28, 2012

Amid the Oscar remembrances, there was one glaring oversight: actor Dick Anthony Williams, who passed away earlier this month.

NAM Hosts Briefing on Affordable Care Act

New America Media, Video, Viji Sundaram/ Video by Min Lee and Sean Shavers, Posted: Feb 28, 2012

Some 16 ethnic media members met at NAM's San Francisco office to hear healthcare advocates and practitioners discuss the status of the Affordable Care Act.

Suspensions at Richmond High Plummet

New America Media/Richmond Pulse, News Report, Donny Lumpkins and Malcolm Marshall, Posted: Feb 28, 2012

A restorative approach to school discipline has lowered suspension rates while improving all around relations at Richmond High.

Avoiding Stress in Eldercare: What 7 At-Risk Groups Need to Know America Media, News Feature, Paula Spencer Scott, Posted: Feb 28, 2012

Family caregivers for elders often hit the breaking point, but especially at risk are women, those dealing with Alzheimer’s and five other overstressed groups.

Tia Carrere Brings the Hawaiian Heat to ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’

Pacific Citizen, News Report, Posted: Feb 27, 2012

Grammy award-winning musical artist and actress Tia Carrere is a woman of many talents, but in Donald Trump’s boardroom she is just one of 18 celebrities fighting to come out on top.

Ariz. Schools Chief Promotes Culture with Navajo Nation

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Feb 27, 2012

The first Arizona state superintendent of schools to visit the Navajo Nation in 29 years pledged to fight for impact aid and help public schools on tribal lands teach Native language and culture.

Fight to End Trafficking Near US Bases in Korea

The Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Feb 27, 2012

Victims of human trafficking in South Korea are pushing back against practices that are widespread in areas close to U.S. military installations.

Women at the Fore in Day Laborer Movement

New America Media, Commentary, Sarahi Uribe, Posted: Feb 27, 2012

Women have played a leading role in the day laborer movement, which celebrated a Supreme Court ruling last week safeguarding their right to work.

Poverty, Homelessness Rising Sharply Among Florida Students

Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, News Report, Mc Nelly Torres, Posted: Feb 27, 2012

Florida’s student population has become poorer each year since the economy collapsed in 2008.

Study Shows Latinos Save Less for Retirement

New America Media/Forbes, News Report, Kerry Hannon, Posted: Feb 27, 2012

A new survey by ING Retirement Research Institute echoes other findings showing that Latinos tend to save less than other ethnic groups for retirement.

For Chen and Lew, Linsanity Came Too Late

New America Media, Commentary, George Koo, Posted: Feb 26, 2012

The success of NBA star Jeremy Lin should serve as a reminder for Asian Americans to demand recognition as full-fledged members of society.

Big Drop In Black Unemployment Stirs Hope, Anxiety

Black Voice News, News Report, Chris Levister, Posted: Feb 25, 2012

The United States Labor Department reported that the Black unemployment rate dropped to its lowest in almost three years.

Calif. Bill Would Smoke Out Safety, End Use of Toxic Flame Retardants

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Feb 25, 2012

A new bill would change California’s outdated fire-safety rule for furniture—and get cancer-causing flame-retardants out of your home.

Arab American Media: Don't Turn Syria Into Another Lybia

New America Media, Question & Answer, Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Feb 24, 2012

Members of the Arab American press say intervention in Syria could threaten further chaos and, as in Libya, leave the nation in shambles.

Muslims Outraged by NYPD Surveillance

India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Feb 24, 2012

Reports that Muslim students at several East Coast universities were the targets of investigation by the NYPD has sparked outrage.

Anger in New York Over Police Immunity in Shootings

The Final Call, News Report, Saeed Shabazz, Posted: Feb 24, 2012

Members of the African American community in New York are pushing back against what they say is "a pattern of killings and abuse" at the hands of the N.Y.P.D.

Daniel Alarcón Launches Spanish-language Radio Ambulante

Melville House, News Report, Posted: Feb 24, 2012

Novelist Daniel Alarcón is looking for funding for a new initiative: he and his colleagues at Radio Ambulante aim to create a Spanish-language radio show of the quality and appeal of English-language institutions like This American Life.

Spanish-language Media Help Shape Public Policy

UCR Today, News Report, Posted: Feb 24, 2012

A UC Riverside Ph.D. candidate finds that ethnic media focus on public opinion and issues influences state legislators of every ethnicity.

Comcast to Launch Two Latino TV Channels

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Feb 24, 2012

Comcast, the parent company of NBCLatino, announced this week it is launching two new Hispanic TV cable channels.

Race and Sex-Based Abortion Ban Hijacks Civil Rights

New America Media, Commentary, Jessica González-Rojas and Miriam Yeung, Posted: Feb 24, 2012

A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives threatens to undermine the health, dignity, and human rights of all women of color.

Human Trafficking a Growing Global Scourge

New America Media / SF Public Press, News Feature, Andrew Lam, Posted: Feb 24, 2012

Human trafficking is the fastest-growing criminal business in the world, though its victims remain hidden from view.

U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Day Laborers

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Feb 23, 2012

U.S. Supreme Court upholds day laborers' rights to solicit work from passing drivers.

N. Korean Defectors in South Say Repatriation Fatal

Korea Daily, News Report, Hee-jin Kim, Posted: Feb 23, 2012

As official talks between the U.S. and North Korea are held in Beijing, some two dozen North Korean defectors in China face possible deportation.

Five Koreans Killed in Atlanta Shooting Spree

Dong-A Daily, News Report, Posted: Feb 23, 2012

Five ethnic Koreans in Atlanta were killed in a shooting spree at a health spa Tuesday night, including the gunman who turned his weapon on himself.

Mexico Tourism Booming Again, Despite Violence

New America Media, News Report, Louis E.V. Nevaer, Posted: Feb 23, 2012

Mexico is again a destination, not only for cartels but for travelers seeking refuge from a troubled and troubling world.

Voter IDs: The ‘Hanging Chads’ of 2012

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Feb 23, 2012

Voter ID laws in a growing number of states threaten to disenfranchise millions of elderly, youth and minority voters.

“Nunca Es Tarde Para Convertirse Ciudadano”

New America Media, News Report, Karla Gomez-Escamilla/Univision, Posted: Feb 22, 2012

Univision Arizona periodista Karla Gomez-Escamilla ha producido una serie de videos en dos partes que muestra que miles de residentes dejan pasar los años hasta llegar a la tercera edad para querer ser ciudadanos de este país.

For Arizona's Latino Elders, Becoming U.S. Citizen Easier Than Expected

New America Media/Univision Arizona, News Report, Karla Gomez-Escamilla , Posted: Feb 22, 2012

Univision Arizona found that the government has made it easier for elderly legal residents to become a U.S. citizen.

Covering California's 2012 Elections: All-day training for ethnic media reporters - Friday, March 2nd

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Feb 22, 2012

Co-hosted by New America Media and the University of California Office of the President How to report on: -The growing ethnic vote -First-time candidates of color and the most contested races -The races no one is watching and why they matter -Initiatives that could reset the button on California's budget crisis Luncheon address from Nathan Brostrom, UC Executive Vice President for Business Operations: "The Threat to College Access: Why 2012 Matters"

New Orleans Rails Against Mental-Health Care Cuts

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Tom Gogola, Posted: Feb 22, 2012

New Orleans city officials are aggressively pushing back against a “devastating” proposed $15 million cut to inpatient mental health and substance abuse services.

U.S. Visas Aid Trafficking Victims, At Their Peril

SF Public Press, News Report, Ambika Kandasamy, Posted: Feb 22, 2012

Chance for permanent residency, access to federal benefits hinge on cooperating with law enforcement.

Nationwide, States Move to Ban Shackling

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Feb 22, 2012

A movement to ban the use of shackling women detainees while pregnant or in labor is growing across the United States.

NYT Crossword Puzzle's Use of Term 'Illegal' Causes Uproar

Univision News, Commentary, Juan Gastelum, Posted: Feb 22, 2012

The clue, No. 54 Across, read: “One caught by border patrol.” The answer: ILLEGAL.

Amartya Sen Wins National Humanities Medal

India-West, News Report, Posted: Feb 21, 2012

Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen, India’s most well known economist, received the National Humanities Medal from President Obama at a ceremony in the White House.

Vietnamese Americans Wage Vigorous Human Rights Petition Drive

BPSOS, News Report, Posted: Feb 21, 2012

Within two weeks, over sixty thousand Vietnamese-Americans with the support of human rights advocates from across the country have voiced their concern to President Obama, calling on the Administration to not expand trade with communist Vietnam at the expense of human rights.

Soccer No Answer for Iverson

The Root, Commentary, Deron Snyder, Posted: Feb 21, 2012

Former NBA great Allen Iverson's most recent offer to play pro sports comes from another league and involves a different ball.

BP Exits California

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Feb 21, 2012

Oil giant BP is leaving California to better position itself for the burgeoning crude supply from Canada.

Aging Migrant Workers Face Perilous Future in Salinas

New America Media/Coachella Unincorporated, Commentary, Joaquin Magon, Posted: Feb 20, 2012

I know an old man who bends down low, his hands calloused and eyes going blind. He looks at the fields he worked for decades

Cómo el case de Lakireddy llevó a leyes más fuertes antitráfico

New America Media/SF Public Press, News Feature, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Feb 20, 2012

Un caso de tráfico sexual en Berkeley inició un diálogo en el estado que llevó a la primera ley antitráfico de California.

International Boycott Of The Arabic Drug Empire / Phase 4

New America Media, News Feature, Henry Massingale, Posted: Feb 19, 2012

All of the Internet Post is a 6 to 10 year study on the 9/11 War. Please look up the full story and photo supported information from CBS News and New York Times, listed as, 3 American Solder Killed Protecting Poppy Plants.

To Help Elders, South Asian Scholars Build Global Network

India Currents/New America Media, News Feature, Nadia Maiwandi, Posted: Feb 19, 2012

Researchers helping South Asian elders from India to California rely on networking face-to-face and online to build knowledge globally.

Homeowners, Advocates Call for Temporary Stop to Foreclosures in California

New America Media, News Report, Zaineb Mohammed, Posted: Feb 19, 2012

Homeowners said that the $18 billion deal with banks still fails to fully address the damage done during the foreclosure crisis.

The Filipino Foodie Guide to Metro New York

Asian Journal, News Report, Momar Visaya, Posted: Feb 19, 2012

Manhattan has not always been a hotbed for Filipino cuisine, but with the recent spate of Filipino restaurants opening in the city, that may not be the case for long.

Top 5 Initiatives to Watch Ahead of California's November Election

New America Media, News Report, Rene Ciria-Cruz, Posted: Feb 18, 2012

A look at five contentious petitions in California that would have the most impact on ethnic communities if they make it onto the November ballot.

Girl Power: First Latina CEO of the Girl Scouts Hopes to Increase Diversity

PODER, News Report, Damarys Ocaña, Posted: Feb 18, 2012

The first Latina CEO of the Girl Scouts contemplates what it will take to get more Latino families involved in the Girl Scouts.

In Contraception Clash, Catholic Latinas Stray From Doctrine

Fronteras, News Report, Posted: Feb 17, 2012

In recent weeks, Catholic bishops across the country have turned to their congregations to pressure Obama to repeal his contraception rule. And since Latinos now make up about one-third of all Catholics in the U.S., they should be key players in that campaign.

States Move on Tuition Equity for Undocumented Students

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Feb 17, 2012

Despite tough economic times and a hostile political environment, immigrant rights activists are forging ahead, and having success, pushing a pro-immigrant youth agenda at the state level.

Honduras Prison Fire "Century's Worst"

Univision, News Report, Posted: Feb 17, 2012

The latest death toll from the prison fire at the Comayagua prison in Honduras stands at 356.

China to Repatriate 24 N. Koreans

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Feb 17, 2012

Hope is dwindling for dozens of North Korean defectors detained in China with Beijing apparently making preparations to repatriate them to their homeland.

Sex, Drugs and Revolution -- Top Foreign Films That Didn't Make the Oscars

New America Media, Commentary, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Feb 17, 2012

From India's "The Dirty Picture" to China's "Love Is Not Blind," these films didn't make the Oscars list, but made waves in their home countries.

Bay Area Agencies Improvise Tactics to Battle Human Trafficking

SF Public Press, News Report, Jason Winshell, Posted: Feb 17, 2012

Across California, local agencies have been left to scramble for limited resources and improvise strategies to fight human trafficking.

Spanish-Language Editor Honored as a ‘Woman Who Could be President’

El Mensajero, News Report, Erika Cebreros, Posted: Feb 16, 2012

María Antonieta Mejía, editor-in-chief of San Francicso-based Spanish-language weekly El Mensajero was recently honored by the League of Women Voters, as one of five women “Who Could be President,” reports El Mensajero.

S. Korean Couple Beat, Starve Children to Death

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Feb 16, 2012

A pastor and his wife were arrested in South Korea Sunday for allegedly beating their three children and starving them to death.

The Real Problem With Roland Martin's Tweets

The Root, Commentary, John McWhorter, Posted: Feb 16, 2012

Homophobic displays by blacks hurt our ability to demand racial equality from the rest of society.

San Francisco - News Briefing - An update on the Affordable Care Act - Wednesday, Feb. 22nd

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Feb 16, 2012

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

Actress Lisa Chan Apologizes for Hoekstra Ad

Angry Asian Man, News Report, Posted: Feb 16, 2012

Chan just released a statement on her Facebook page expressing regret and asking for forgiveness for her role in the ad.

Pew Study: 24 Million Voter Registrations Are Invalid

Pew Center on the States, News Report, Posted: Feb 16, 2012

A new study released by the Pew Center indicates that 1.8 million registered voters in the U.S. have died -- yet remain in the system.

How Lakireddy Case Spurred California Sex Trafficking Laws

New America Media/SF Public Press, News Feature, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Feb 16, 2012

A look back at the 10-year-old Berkeley sex trafficking case that changed the conversation around trafficking in California.

Fair Pay for 2.5 Million Home Care Aides Facing Industry Opposition

New America Media, Commentary, Jodi Sturgeon and Ai-Jen Poo, Posted: Feb 16, 2012

President Obama wants over 2.5 million home care aides protected by the U.S. Fair Labor Act, but the home care industry is fighting the move.

Starbucks Serves Up More Racism

Korea Times, News Report, Jane Han, Posted: Feb 15, 2012

Last month, two English speaking Koreans at a Starbucks in Georgia discovered that their barista drew slanted eyes on their cups, where customer names are usually written.

Asians nominated for Oscars: 84th Academy Award

Nichi Bei, News Report, Posted: Feb 15, 2012

The 84th Academy Awards by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will air on Sunday, Feb. 26.

Why Jeremy Lin Matters: Asian Male Image in the Media

New America Media, Commentary, Ky Phong Paul Tran, Posted: Feb 15, 2012

Pop culture traditionally has painted Asians as awkward, unathletic and never the leading man, like Long Duk Dong from a 1980s film. In just a week, Lin has shattered the stereotype.

Wage War: Employers Stealing Millions from US Workers

Equal Voice, News Report, Kathy Mulady, Posted: Feb 15, 2012

Workers nationwide are losing millions of dollars each week to wage theft as their employers, some unscrupulous, others scrambling to keep their businesses afloat.

The New York Times “Safety Net” Package Gets It Half Right

New America Media, Commentary, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Feb 15, 2012

An important New York Times report says even critics of public spending increasingly need the safety net. But the story also perpetuates myths about Medicare.

Lisa Chan, the Actress in Pete Hoekstra's Racist Campaign Ad

Angry Asian Man, News Report, Posted: Feb 14, 2012

She's also a part-time model/actress who just added an extremely unfortunate credit to her resume.

Operation Save Jack Underway: Leukemia Patient Needs Donor

Asian Week, News Report, Posted: Feb 14, 2012

Jack Chin is dying of leukemia. He needs an immediate bone marrow transplant to survive. Here’s his story.

El Amor y la Amistad

Hola Alabama, Commentary, Hernan Prado, Posted: Feb 14, 2012

"Del amor al odio hay solamente un paso..." Dice un refrán tradicional anónimo, y es interesantemente el refrán que puede aplicarse en estos días al torbellino de emociones que estamos observando durante la competencia por la nominación del candidato republicano a presidente de los Estados Unidos.

President Obama's Budget Hits the Mark

New America Media, News Analysis, Earl Ofari Hutchinso , Posted: Feb 14, 2012

The great fear a year ago when President Obama unveiled his budget for 2012 was that he caved to the GOP and Tea Party hardliners.

Koreatown Angry Over LA's Proposed Redistricting Plan

Southern California Public Radio, News Report, Frank Stoltze, Posted: Feb 14, 2012

A plan to redraw city council districts in Los Angeles is stirring tension in Koreatown.

Are Black Folks Becoming Political Orphans?

Washington Informer, Commentary, Dr. Boyce Watkins, Posted: Feb 14, 2012

President Barack Obama recently launched an "African Americans for Obama" campaign to target Black voters.

Interracial Marriage Trend Among Asian American Men & Women, News Report, Posted: Feb 14, 2012

Asian Americans are reported as having the second highest rate among racial groups of never marrying.

Fear of Deportation Kept Miramonte School’s Parents From Reporting Sex Abuse

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Feb 13, 2012

Lawyers say at least three alleged victims have not been interviewed by law enforcement because their parents fear deportation.

Grammy Awards Eliminates Roots Music - ‘A Way to Kill Off Culture’?

New America Media, Question & Answer, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Feb 13, 2012

Missing from this weekend's Grammy Awards were 31 categories, including mariachi, Hawaiian and Native American folk music.

Pew: Hispanics to Account for Greater Share of Growth in the Labor Force

Pew Hispanic Center, News Report, Posted: Feb 13, 2012

Hispanics are expected to account for 74 percent of the growth in the nation's labor force from 2010 to 2020.

Healthcare-Contraception Debate Hijacked by Politicians

El Diario/La Prensa, Editorial, Posted: Feb 13, 2012

An editorial in El Diario/La Prensa argues that in the debate over health care coverage of contraception, the Catholic Church's request goes too far.

Whitney Houston’s Twin Legacies: Beauty and Pain

Colorlines, News Analysis, Posted: Feb 13, 2012

Though speculation continues to swirl about exactly how she died, vocal legend and pop diva Whitney Houston’s legacy is, in many ways, already set.

Did Whitney Houston's Crossover Fame Cost Her?

Black America Web, Commentary, Staff, Posted: Feb 13, 2012

The pop stardom that Beyonce, Rihanna and Jennifer Hudson take for granted now was ushered in on Whitney Houston's multi-octave voice.

Whitney Houston's Funeral Set For This Weekend in Atlanta, News Report, Posted: Feb 13, 2012

Whitney Houston’s autopsy is said to be complete but we’re still awaiting the toxicology reports.

Two Longtime U.S. Residents Face Deportation

India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Feb 13, 2012

Attorneys and friends of the South Asian men -- with no criminal records and history of community service -- say they should benefit under ICE's "prosecutorial discretion memo."

Where is the Mexican Atticus Finch?

New America Media, Commentary, Matt Amaral, Posted: Feb 13, 2012

San Francisco English high school teacher Matt Amaral laments how Latino literature is all about men who drink or cheat on their wives, offering young Latino boys little or no role models.

A Letter to Pete Hoekstra: Remember Vincent Chin

Nichi Bei Weekly, Commentary, Tomo Hirai, Posted: Feb 13, 2012

Hoekstra's ad has spurred a coalition of Detroit groups to call for political candidates to refrain from using racial and ethnic stereotypes in campaign ads.

U.S. Starts Chinese Forums to Move More Immigrants to Citizenship

New America Media, News Report, Odette Keeley, Posted: Feb 12, 2012

U.S. immigration officials will hold the first in a series of Chinese-language forums, Feb. 16, to answer questions about the U.S. naturalization process.

Jeremy Lin and Bruce Lee

New America Media, Commentary, Josh Parr, Posted: Feb 12, 2012

All my life I've wondered exactly how the world's greatest martial artist could be Asian, but there had never been a dominant, cat quick, ninja-like point guard, akin to Allen Iverson, or Brandon Jennings.

Attacking Iran Makes No Sense, but Netanyahu Might Do It Anyway

New America Media, News Report, William O. Beeman, Posted: Feb 11, 2012

For Israel to attack Iran would be madness. That is the effective conclusion of Israeli and American military leaders and intelligence officers. So why is Israel threatening to proceed anyway? The finger points at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose vendetta against Iran began 15 years ago.

HUD Secretary Details Homeowner Help in $25 Billion Settlement

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Feb 11, 2012

HUD Secretary Donovan detailed Friday how the $25 billion mortgage settlement will help homeowners. Blacks and Latinos were especially hit hard.

In Mexican Elections, Old Parties Go After Youth Vote

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Kent Paterson, Posted: Feb 11, 2012

In the lead-up the Mexican presidential elections in July, the major parties seem to be going after the youth vote.

Lin Inspires New Generation of Asian Hoopsters

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

Jeremy Lin has captured the national basketball spotlight. But, for many Chinese Americans, Lin is an inspiration for reasons other than his basketball prowess,

Community College Students Struggle to Pass College-Level Math

EdSource, News Report, Dan Fost, Posted: Feb 10, 2012

Large numbers of community college students are struggling to pass the college-level math classes they need to complete a degree or transfer to a four-year institution.

Young Doctors Flock to New Specialty-- End-of-Life Care

New America Media/San Jose Mercury News, News Report, April Dembosky, Posted: Feb 10, 2012

American medicine is preparing for our aging population by offering a new specialty in end-of-life care. But doctors flocking to the field are mostly young.

New DOE Rule for For-profit Schools Hurts Black Students

Tri-State Defender, Commentary, Harry C. Alford , Posted: Feb 10, 2012

The DOE's “Gainful Employment Rule” links a school’s access to federal loan financing to students’ default rate.

Adopted--From Korea to Minnesota and Back

Twin Cities Daily Planet, News Report, Jay Gabler, Posted: Feb 09, 2012

Kelly Fern’s new book describes her being adopted from Korea at age five and having her identity was switched with another child.

Kamala Harris Wins $18 Billion for CA in Foreclosure Deal

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen and Zaineb Mohammed, Posted: Feb 09, 2012

The deal brings larger bank reforms, including ending the “dual-track” practice and requiring banks to set a single point of contact for homeowners.

LA Koreans Protest Racist Remarks on Popular Radio Show

Pacific Citizen, News Report, Posted: Feb 09, 2012

Korean Americans in Los Angeles are protesting what they say were racist remarks by the hosts of a popular local radio show.

27 Yrs. Later, Chinese V.P. to Make Second Iowa Visit

China Daily, News Report, Posted: Feb 09, 2012

Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping will revisit the American heartland next week after more than 27 years.

NALEO: 12.2 Million Latinos to Vote in 2012

NALEO, News Report, Posted: Feb 09, 2012

Latinos will turnout in record numbers in the next Presidential election, with at least 12.2 million casting ballots, according to projections released today by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund.

La Opinión: From Prop. 187 to Prop. 8, Majority Doesn't Always Rule

La Opinión, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Feb 09, 2012

The history of Proposition 187, the 1994 voter-approved measure that punished undocumented immigrants, is another case where having a majority of votes in favor of a proposition does not mean it is automatically legal.

Washington State Set to Allow Gay Marriage

Al Jazeera, News Report, Posted: Feb 09, 2012

One day after a U.S. court reversed California's same-sex marriage ban, lawmakers in Washington state approved a bill to legalize same-sex marriage.

Black-Korean Tensions Flare in Dallas

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann and Aruna Lee, Posted: Feb 09, 2012

A racially-charged dispute between a customer and the Korean owner of a gas station in Dallas reveals tensions between blacks and Koreans in the city.

NBA’s Jeremy Lin -- “The Asian American Tim Tebow”

New America Media, Commentary, Ky Phong Paul Tran, Posted: Feb 08, 2012

Lin, the first Chinese-American player in the NBA who is also outspoken about his Christianity, has been compared to NFL's Tim Tebow.

Republican Tax Proposal Called 'Attack on Immigrant Children'

Univision, News Report, Posted: Feb 08, 2012

Immigrant rights activists are calling a Republican proposal to deny child tax credits to undocumented immigrants an attack on immigrant children, Univision reports.

Beijing Tops New York in Office Rent

China Daily, News Report, Posted: Feb 08, 2012

Beijing has become the fifth most expensive city in the world in terms of prime office rent after an eye-popping 75 percent price rise in 2011, an industry report said.

CA Court’s Prop. 8 Ruling Does Not Benefit Undocumented

New America Media, News Report, Zaineb Mohammed, Posted: Feb 08, 2012

An appellate court rules that CA’s Prop. 8 is unconstitutional, but the ruling won’t benefit undocumented immigrants in same-sex partnerships.

Amid Sex Abuse Tragedy, Immigrant Families Afraid to Turn to Police

America’s Voice Education Fund, News Report, Posted: Feb 08, 2012

Parents of some Miramonte Elementary School children are afraid to go to informational meetings or talk to the police because they worry that contact with the authorities could lead to deportation.

Asian American Lawmakers Urge End to Hazing in Military

New America Media, News Analysis, Summer Chiang, Posted: Feb 08, 2012

Bullying and hazing-type activities -- routine for the most part in the military -- could have contributed to two recent deaths of Asians in the services. It has certainly raised demands for better cultural-sensitivity training in the military.

Wake Up and Smell the Curry: India Spurns England on Jet Deal, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Feb 08, 2012

India snubs Britain by selecting France -- the lowest bidder -- for India's $10 billion jet fighter contract.

Breaking News: Appeals court finds Prop 8 unconstitutional

Bay Area Reporter, News Report, Posted: Feb 07, 2012

A divided panel for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled Tuesday that California's ban against same-sex marriage violates the rights of gay and lesbian couples.

Facebook Fallout -- East Palo Alto Worries It Will Disappear

New America Media, News Report, Raj Jayadev, Posted: Feb 07, 2012

News of Facebook's initial IPO filing last week has many financially strapped residents in neighboring East Palo Alto worried they could be displaced.

Civil Rights Groups Call on Alabama Automakers to Oppose HB 56

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Feb 07, 2012

In building opposition to HB 56, civil rights groups are using a strategy similar to the one they took in Arizona -- seek new allies in Alabama’s business community.

Physician Founds Think Tank to Innovate Healthcare for Poor

India-West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Feb 07, 2012

Los Angeles physician Dr. Rishi Manchanda is set to launch his HealthBegins, a social networking platform to help doctors determine the deficiencies in their patients' lives that contribute to their illness.

Japanese Americans Weary of Obama’s Signing of National Defense Authorization Act

Pacific Citizen, News Report, Posted: Feb 06, 2012

Reminiscent of the WWII incarceration, the act would allow for the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens suspected of terrorist activities.

NYPD Officers Shoot and Kill Three Black Men in One Week

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Feb 06, 2012 Graham, 18, was shot and killed by a NYPD officer in the Bronx on Thursday afternoon after running into his home as undercover officers pursued him. He’s the third person the NYPD have killed in a week. According to the police spokesperson, he was unarmed.

Big Quake Hits Central Philippines, News Report, Posted: Feb 06, 2012

A 6.9 magnitude earthquake in the Philippines has claimed the lives of at least 52 people, and caused widespread damages in buildings and bridges. Officials have also issued tsunami warnings.

Fil-Ams Worry Over Neighborhood in SF Redistricting, News Report, Posted: Feb 06, 2012

Despite the overwhelming support from the Filipino community, advocacy groups are uneasy about the final outcome of the ongoing redistricting of San Francisco’s District 11.

Latinos Missing From L.A. Redistricting Process

La Opinión, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Feb 06, 2012

Editors of La Opinion write that the absence of Latino voices in the Los Angeles redistricting process will have long-term negative effects.

Report Finds Millions of Families Three Months From Poverty

Equal Voice News , News Report, Susannah Nesmith , Posted: Feb 06, 2012

A new report, “America’s Youngest Outcasts,” shows homelessness rapidly growing for families with children.

Ethnic Experts Say Strengthen, Don't Cut, Social Security

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Feb 06, 2012

Experts on an aging say a new report on ethnic elders and Social Security shows Washington needs to improve the program’s fairness, not cut it.

Should Black Women Defend Abortion Rights?

The Miami Times, News Analysis, Kaila Heard, Posted: Feb 05, 2012

Higher abortion rates among African American women are a symptom of massive health care disparities.

Transitional Kindergarten a Bridge to Success

New America Media, Op-ed, Sylvia Gonzalez, Posted: Feb 05, 2012

For one California grandmother and educator, transitional kindergarten provided the skills necessary for future academic success.

Cutting School Buses Would Spell Disaster for CA’s Desert Communities

New America Media/Coachella Unincorporated, News Report, Alejandra Alarcon and Rogelio Montaño, Posted: Feb 04, 2012

News that midyear cuts could include a reduction of school transportation budgets throughout California was met with horror by community members in Coachella Valley.

Urban Youth Ask: Are We Married to Facebook for Life?

New America Media, First Person, Malcolm Marshall, Posted: Feb 04, 2012

Young people in the San Francisco Bay Area write about how they see their future with the regional Internet giant Facebook.

Komen Reversal a Victory for Latina Fight Against Breast Cancer

New America Media, Commentary, Jessica González-Rojas , Posted: Feb 03, 2012

The Komen Foundation’s decision to reinstate funding for Planned Parenthood focuses attention on Latinas’ need for access to breast cancer screening.

Study: California Women “Falling Behind”—and Held Back by Budget Cuts

New America Media, News Report, Zaineb Mohammed, Posted: Feb 03, 2012

A new report shows that California’s younger and older women have been especially hit by the recession and are being held back even more by state budget cuts.

Filipino Veterans Got $214 Million from U.S. Last Year, News Report, Posted: Feb 03, 2012

Thousands of Filipino World War II veterans or their family members last year received $214.4 million in benefits and services from the U.S.government.

School Nurses Become Medical Safety Net

Vida en El Valle , News Report, Rebecca Plevin, Posted: Feb 03, 2012

Nurses in California’s San Joaquín Valley schools are often children’s only medical providers in the wake of the recession and budget cuts.

Arizona Bill Would Bar Shackling of Mothers Giving Birth

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Feb 03, 2012

Arizona’s shackling of incarcerated women in labor jeopardizes the health of mother and baby. GOP legislators are proposing bills to halt the practice.

Can Asians Save Classical Music?, News Report, Posted: Feb 02, 2012

While classical music is losing popularity across various demographics, Asians and Asian Americans are keeping the art form alive.

Iran Launches Spanish-Language Satellite TV

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Feb 02, 2012

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad officially launched HispanTV, a Spanish-language satellite TV network, on Tuesday, saying the station would help end the West's "hegemony" of the airwaves.

Komen Decision May Deny Care For Latinas

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, News Report, Posted: Feb 02, 2012

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation’s decision to discontinue funds to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer prevention is "potentially deadly for Latinas.

Innovative Latinos Showcased at SXSW: The Social Revolución

News Taco, News Report, Sara Inés Calderón, Posted: Feb 02, 2012

This year at South By Southwest (SXSW) Latinos in the digital media space will have their very own lounge, party, and award ceremony.

How Toxic is Black Hair Care?

New America Media/SF Bay View, News Feature, Thandisizwe Chimurenga, Posted: Feb 02, 2012

Little attention has been paid to the connection between African American beauty products and adverse health outcomes. Recent studies suggest that may change.

L.A. Hispanics Say Local Gym Conditions Discriminatory

New America Media, News Report, José Luis Sierra, Posted: Feb 02, 2012

Hispanic gym goers in Los Angeles say a nationwide fitness chain failed to maintain health standards in clubs where a majority of members are Latino.

The Rise of the Hispanic Super-PAC

The Hill, News Report, Posted: Feb 01, 2012

There’s a new phenomenon in Washington: the Hispanic super-PAC, which aims to give political voice to the nation’s fastest-growing demographic.

East L.A. Cityhood in Limbo

Eastern Group Publications, News Report, Posted: Feb 01, 2012

Backers of a four-year campaign to gain cityhood status for unincorporated East Los Angeles were left in limbo Wednesday.

Russell Pearce Elected First Vice Chairman of Arizona Republican Party

Univision, News Report, Posted: Feb 01, 2012

Two months after being ousted in a recall election, Russell Pearce was elected by GOP leadership to the second highest position in Arizona's Republican Party.

Don Cornelius Dead: Why Soul Train Will Never Leave America's Station

New America Media, News Report, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Feb 01, 2012

NAM contributor Earl Ofari Hutchinson reflects on the legacy of Soul Train host and creator Don Cornelius, found dead Wednesday in an apparent suicide.

Study: HB 56 Will Shrink Alabama's Economy by $2.3 Billion

Alabama Coalition of Immigrant Justice, News Report, Posted: Feb 01, 2012

A new study from economist Dr. Samuel Addy of the University of Alabama, finds that HB 56 is an economic disaster for the state of Alabama.

Florida Latino Republicans Voted for Romney

Latino Decisions, News Report, Matt Barretto, Posted: Feb 01, 2012

A poll conducted by Latino Decisions for Univision News and ABC News and released January 25, 2012 accurately predicted Mitt Romney would hold more than a 20-point lead among Latino Republicans in Florida.

New TV Network Aimed at Bicultural Latinos

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

Wilde Media Network, a new national cable television network aimed at American bi-cultural Latinos, will be available in major media markets on television by 2013.

In Time of Crisis, City College Counselor Keeps Dreams Intact

New America Media, Profile, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Feb 01, 2012

Sarah Thompson, a counselor at CCSF, views the impact of the economic crisis through the lives of the students she serves.

Segregation Is Down. Great News, Right?

The Root, News Analysis, John McWhorter, Posted: Feb 01, 2012

According to a new report, segregation levels for African Americans across the country have reached historic lows.

Legacy: The Art of Mike "Dream" Francisco

Silicon Valley De-Bug, Event, Abraham Menor, Posted: Feb 01, 2012

The late, legendary street artist Mike "Dream" Francisco has his work on display in San Francisco thanks to the Manilatown Heritage Foundation.