SF State Students Reflect on Legacy of Cesar Chavez

New America Media, News Report, Annastashia Goolsby, Posted: Mar 31, 2012

Students say the issues Cesar Chavez fought for are still relevant. But they have mixed views on making March 31 a national holiday.




Arab Americans in Solidarity With Trayvon Martin

The Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Mar 31, 2012

Arab American leaders joined solidarity marches in Detroit for Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old black teenager who was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida.




Hoodies and Bandanas Do Not Justify Murder

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Ky-Phong Tran, Posted: Mar 31, 2012

In a darker reality, you would not be reading this. I would not be a writer. Nor would I be a husband to my wife or a father to my new son.




Now Is the Time to Honor the Legacy of Cesar Chavez

New America Media, Op-ed, Emily Schrepf, Posted: Mar 31, 2012

A national park dedicated to Cesar Chavez would be the first national park to honor the legacy of a contemporary Latino.




Deportation Review Program Expands to Seven More Cities

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Mar 30, 2012

The Obama administration will expand its program to review pending deportation cases to seven more cities.




DHS Change Would Allow Undocumented to Apply for Visa From U.S.

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Mar 30, 2012

The Department of Homeland Security on Monday will post for public comment a change that would cut down on the time undocumented immigrants spend away from their families while applying for a legal visa.




Latina Elders With Imprisoned Children Locked in Hard Times

La Opinion/New America Media, News Feature, Araceli Martinez Ortega, Posted: Mar 30, 2012

The struggle of older Latina’s unable even to afford travel to see their incarcerated children exposes the hardships many seniors have simply to make ends meet.




Losing Face: India’s Tibetan Problem

FirstPost, News Analysis, Sandip Roy , Posted: Mar 30, 2012

China is not the only country with a Tibet problem. India, whether it admits it or not, also has a Tibet problem.




At ‘Holiday on ICE’ Hearing, Title Becomes a Heated Issue

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

Republicans in the House Judiciary Committee said the Obama administration’s new detention center standards go too far, but opponents called the hearing insensitive.




알라배마 반이민법 HB56 여성들에게 극적인 선택하게끔 유도

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Mar 29, 2012

14세 조슬린은 가족 중 처음으로 학교를 졸업하게 되었다. 하지만 가장 소중한 사람, 엄마 없이 공부를 지속해야 하는 실정이다.




家長:教育改革背後不見了的動力

New America Media, News Report, Vivian Po, Posted: Mar 29, 2012

首次集合前線教育改革者和社區代表的討論會分別在亞特蘭大,曼菲斯(Memphis),邁阿密和新紐奧良舉行。參與者都有明確的共識:改善學校教育是一個民權問題,但唯有讓家長全力參與,才能驅使這個共同意願變成一場改革性運動。而當中,媒體也必須扮演積極的角色。




For SF Immigrants, Mirkarimi Case Exposes Private-Public Faultline

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Mar 29, 2012

Ethnic media offer a glimpse into the conversations taking place among immigrants about the case surrounding SF Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.




El Cajon Killing Revives Fears of Islamophobia

New America Media, News Report, Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Mar 29, 2012

The death of an Iraqi woman in El Cajon has left many in the community fearful of more such attacks.




Sin sustento y con múltiples problemas

La Opinion/New America Media, News Feature, Araceli Martínez Ortega, Posted: Mar 29, 2012

Son más los latinos de edad avanzada a quienes las pensiones no le dan para cubrir sus necesidades




San Francisco Murder of Five Spotlights Asian Gambling Addiction

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen and Vivian Po, Posted: Mar 29, 2012

Was gambling behind this week’s murder of five San Franciscans? Some are focusing attention on the high rate of problem gamblers among Asians.




Women Leaders Join Alabama Battle for Human Rights

New America Media, Video, Cliff Parker, Posted: Mar 28, 2012

Women leaders from across the country are calling on American women to oppose Alabama's HB 56 and other anti-immigrant legislation.




La HB 56 de Alabama obliga a las mujeres a hacer una elección imposible

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Mar 28, 2012

Cuando Alabama promulgó la ley HB 56, las madres se enfrentaron a una decisión imposible: quedarse o huir.




학부모: 학교 및 교육 개혁 뒤의 보이지 않는 엔진

New America Media, News Report, Story by Khalil Abdullah, Translated by Aruna Lee, Posted: Mar 28, 2012

교육 개혁 관계자들과 아틀랜타, 멤피스, 마이애미 및 뉴올리언즈의 지역사회 언론인들이 교육 개선 포럼에서 함께 분명히 합의한 결과는 학교 교육을 개선하는 것은 당연한 인권문제이지만, 학부모들이 함께 교육 개선을 위해 동참 할 때 진정한 개선 운동이 시작될 것이며, 언론 또한 교육 개선에 중요한 다리 역할을 할 것이다.




Philippines, Vietnam Mull Joint War Games

Philippine Daily Inquirer/Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Mar 28, 2012

Joint naval exercises and patrols may be held by Vietnam and the Philippines along common maritime borders in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) where the two nations have staked claims to some of the disputed Spratly islands.




Georgia Bill Removes College Ban on Undocumented Students

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Mar 28, 2012

A provision of Georgia's state bill SB 458 that would have banned undocumented immigrants from state colleges and universities has been removed.




Domestic Violence? Don’t Call the Sheriff—Look to Health Reform

New America Media, News Analysis, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Mar 28, 2012

Part of health care reform—if the Supreme Court doesn’t kill it—will enable domestic-violence victims to call doctors for help, not police they may distrust.




Could Supreme Court Weaken Civil Rights Via Health-Law Decision on Medicaid?

New America Media, Commentary, Sergio Eduardo Muñoz, Posted: Mar 28, 2012

An argument before the Supreme Court calls health reform’s expansion of Medicaid unconstitutional. If the court agrees, it could undermine civil rights protections.




What Will Happen to California if Supreme Court Nullifies Health Law?

New America Media, Question & Answer, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Mar 28, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing debate today on two key provisions of health care reform. But what will happen in California if the court voids them?




The Supreme Court and Health Care Reform

The Root, News Report, Posted: Mar 27, 2012

On Monday the Supreme Court began hearing arguments in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the health care reform law.




Padres: El Elemento Ausente Detrás de la Reforma Escolar

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Mar 27, 2012

Una serie primerísima de foros reúno a reformadores de la educación en primera línea y representantes comunitarios de los medios de comunicación en Atlanta, Memphis, Miami y Nueva Orleans.




Study: San Diego Immigrants Living in Fear

Center for American Progress, News Report, Posted: Mar 27, 2012

A new report released this week by the Center for American Progress finds that restrictionist immigration policies and ramped-up federal enforcement inhibit immigrant incorporation into their communities.




Is There Privilege in Being Asian American?

Hyphen Magazine, Commentary, Bruce Reyes Chow, Posted: Mar 27, 2012

Social privilege is not exclusive to white people in America. As Asian Americans, we must acknowledge our forms of privilege and leverage the influence that comes with it.




Chinese Media on SF Killings

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Posted: Mar 27, 2012

According to the Sing Tao Daily, coworkers of Huashun Lei often referred to the 65-year-old former math teacher as “Lei Teacher.”




Voter Drive Designed to Combat Latino Disillusionment

Univision News, News Report, Posted: Mar 27, 2012

The National Council of La Raza wants to register 180,000 new Latino voters ahead of the 2012 elections.




Latin American Imams and Rabbis Strengthen Muslim-Jewish Relations

The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, News Report, Posted: Mar 27, 2012

As Jews and Muslims in France join together in solidarity, Latin American imams and rabbis strengthen ties of communication and cooperation during upcoming mission to Washington D.C. today and tomorrow.




Dirty Crude Spells Dirty Air in California

New America Media/InsideClimate News, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Mar 27, 2012

Despite efforts in California to reduce air pollution, dirty crude oil is causing higher greenhouse gas emissions at oil refineries.




Navajo Suspect Toxic Trailers Behind Illnesses

Navajo Times, News Report, Cindy Yurth, Posted: Mar 27, 2012

Coughing, headaches, watery eyes, and chronic respiratory infections are among a number of ailments plaguing Arizona's Navajo residents.




Special Prosecutor in Martin Case Sends Red Flags Sky High

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Mar 27, 2012

It would be hard to find a special prosecutor in a racially charged murder case that sends red flags flying sky higher than Angela “tough on Crime” Corey.




Pressure to Upgrade Sex Offender Registry in Navajo Nation

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

More than 700 convicted sex offenders live on the Navajo Reservation and the number grows almost weekly.




Songwriter Jailed by Vietnamese Communists For Internet Postings

Vietnam Exodus, News Report, Posted: Mar 26, 2012

Viet Khang, a songwriter currently detained by the Vietnamese Communist security police without charges, has quickly become the symbol and voice of conscience of the post-war generation of Vietnamese.




Fil-Ams Are 2nd Largest Asian Group

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Mar 26, 2012

The Filipino population in the United States reached 3.4 million in 2010, maintaining its status as the second largest Asian community after the Chinese, according to a recent U.S. Census report.




Filipino 'Healing Priest' Draws Crowds

Filamstar.net, News Report, Posted: Mar 26, 2012

A throng of worshippers, many lured by the promise of relief from their varied ailments, filled the St. Anthony de Padua church, to participate in a healing session conducted by Fr. Fernando Suarez, reputed to have a miraculous touch.




Why Native American Women Are Battling for Plan B

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Mar 26, 2012

In a new roundtable report by the Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center (NAWHERC), more than 50 indigenous sexual assault and domestic violence advocates from Oklahoma, New Mexico and South Dakota say that IHS hasn’t held up its end of the law.




R.I.P. Khalil Shaheed, Legendary Oakland Jazz Trumpeter, Educator

Oakland Local, News Report, Eric K. Arnold, Posted: Mar 26, 2012

Khalil Shaheed was a fixture in Oakland cultural circles, as both a jazz musician and an educator.




Viet UCLA alum honored by Obama at White House for work with homeless

Bolsavik.come, News Report, Posted: Mar 26, 2012

A Vietnamese-American, himself coming from a broken, low-income family, was honored by President Barack Obama for his innovative idea to help feed the homeless, a project that he started while still a student at UCLA.




NY Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez Could Be Challenged by Puerto Rican

El Nuevo Día, News Report, José A. Delgado, Posted: Mar 26, 2012

Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, who is Puerto Rican, could face the challenge of a New York City Councilman of Puerto Rican origin.




Parents: The Missing Engine Behind School Reform

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Mar 26, 2012

A series of NAM-sponsored forums across the south east focused on connecting parents to the education reform movement.




Padres pobres sufren con hijos tras las rejas

La Opiñion/New America Media, News Feature, Araceli Martinez Ortega , Posted: Mar 26, 2012

Padres pobres sufren con hijos tras las rejas. Ancianos y enfermos apenas sobreviven con el plan de retiro del seguro social.




Elderly Latino Parents Struggle When Children Are Behind Bars

La Opinion/New America Media, News Feature, Araceli Martinez Ortega, Posted: Mar 26, 2012

Aging Latino parents of incarcerated children are often punished, too, unable to afford travel—often long distances--to visit an imprisoned loved one.




Obama selects Asian to lead World Bank

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Mar 25, 2012

Some experts were surprised that Obama chose a candidate with a health background rather than a more traditional selection of an authority in politics or the financial field.




Wake Up: Learning Responsibility, Behind Bars

The Beat Within, First Person, Ray Sanchez Jr., Posted: Mar 25, 2012

Fourteen years ago, standing in a prison cell with a knife held against his neck, Ray Sanchez Jr. learned to value life.




In Leaving SF, 49ers No ‘Good Samaritan’

New America Media, Commentary, Allen Jones, Posted: Mar 25, 2012

The 49ers soon-to-be departure from Hunters Point leaves behind a neighborhood mired in poverty and crime.




For Mexico, Pope Benedict XVI Is No John Paul II

El Diario/La Prensa, Editorial, Posted: Mar 24, 2012

As the Pope visits Mexico this week, El Diario/La Prensa notes that Mexico doesn't have the same relationship with Pope Benedict XVI.




Hanoi Most Polluted City in Southeast Asia, Expert Says

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Mar 24, 2012

Hanoi is among the most polluted cities in Asia and the most polluted in Southeast Asia, a Viet Nam news service reported, citing a French expert.




How Do You Say Dollar Store in Burmese?

Alhambra Source, News Feature, Daniela Gerson, Posted: Mar 24, 2012

For one Burmese immigrant, the opening of a new dollar in Los Angeles brings her native country one step closer to freedom.




Mourning a Hustler Who Was Also a Saint

New America Media, First Person, Charles Jones, Posted: Mar 24, 2012

It is dangerous to be young and black, male, and perhaps so brave the world will see you as cocky.




Sour Economy Casts Shadow Over California DREAM Act

New America Media, Profile, Brittney Barsotti, Posted: Mar 23, 2012

Despite passage of the California Dream Act, Miguel Martinez is one undocumented student whose dreams are still on hold.




California Appoints Its First Latino Poet Laureate

Univision, News Report, Posted: Mar 23, 2012

Juan Felipe Herrera has been appointed California's Poet Laureate, the first Latino to hold the position.




Court Upholds Decision to Block Texas Immigrant Housing Law

Univision News, News Report, Posted: Mar 23, 2012

A federal appeals court upheld a decision to block a law preventing undocumented immigrants from seeking housing in a Dallas suburb.




Alabama’s HB 56 Forces Women to Make an Impossible Choice

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Mar 23, 2012

A national delegation of women leaders is calling on American women to support the repeal of Alabama's immigration law.




In Mississippi, Defendants Plead Guilty to Hate Killing

The Afro, News Report, Posted: Mar 23, 2012

Three Mississippi men who ran down and killed a Black man last June have pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes.




The Chilling Fate of Trayvon Martin

Amsterdam News, Commentary, Jonathan P. Hicks, Posted: Mar 23, 2012

Trayvon Martin is the Emmett Till of this generation, a 17-year-old cheerful high school senior any American can relate to.




Media Briefing: Children in Need-How We Engage Ethnic Communities in Supporting Early Childhood Education - Thursday, April 3rd

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Mar 23, 2012

Join us in a discussion of the pending budgetary changes and the many innovative programs that are being implemented to help children most affected achieve their academic goals.




Ana Perez: Time for Latinas to Speak Up on Birth Control and Choice in Arizona

Fox News Latino, News Report, Ana Perez, Posted: Mar 23, 2012

Arizona is gearing up to lead the national war against women. HB-2625 is the worst anti-woman, anti-Latina effort to date.




California at Forefront of Implementing Affordable Care Act

New America Media, Video, Report: Viji Sundaram / Video: Josue Rojas, Posted: Mar 23, 2012

As the ACA turns two years old, California finds itself setting the pace on implementation of federal health care reform.




Uninsured Immigrant Women Go Underground for Birth Control Pills

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

A number of immigrant women without health insurance in Arizona are gaining access to birth control across the border in Mexico.




California Earns B- for Openness, D- for Access

New America Media, News Report, Suzanne Manneh and Zaineb Mohammed, Posted: Mar 22, 2012

California ranked fourth in political integrity, according to a nationwide study, but earned dismal scores for public access.




Healthy Food Program Helps Patients Manage Disease

New America Media, Photo Essay, Monica Quesada, Posted: Mar 22, 2012

Patients at a clinic in East Palo Alto are finding new ways to manage their chronic disease by eating and cooking healthy.




Left Out of CSU: Minority, Low-Income Students

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Mar 21, 2012

Editors of La Opinión ask: What will be the fate of these students, who are usually minorities or low-income students?




As Supreme Court Listens, Here’s a Look at What It Means to Lock Kids Away for Life

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Mar 21, 2012

The Supreme Court revisited the question of whether juveniles convicted of murder should be given mandatory sentences of life in prison without the possibility of parole.




US Sets New Duties on Chinese Solar Imports

China Daily, News Report, Zhang Yuwei, Posted: Mar 21, 2012

The United States Commerce Department announced Tuesday a preliminary decision to impose duties on solar cells and panels imported from China.




Million Hoodie March for Trayvon Martin Gains Steam

Amsterdam News, News Report, Posted: Mar 21, 2012

Thousands of people are wearing hoodies today. And still more will be gathering at Union Square at 6pm to protest the shooting of Trayvon Martin last month.




US Lawmakers File Resolution Over NK Defectors

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Mar 21, 2012

Two American lawmakers filed a resolution with the House of Representatives, demanding China abandon its policy of repatriating North Korean defectors.




Once Ubiquitous, Tejano Music Fighting for Airtime in Texas

New America Media, News Report, Carson Lane, Posted: Mar 21, 2012

Tejano radio stations once flourished in Texas. Now, the Mexican-American music form is struggling just to stay on the airwaves.




In Mexico’s War on Drugs, Veterans Struggle With PTSD

New America Media, News Report, Louis Nevaer, Posted: Mar 21, 2012

Six years on, soldiers in Mexico are returning from the War on Drugs suffering from PTSD and other mental health-related symptoms.




For Single Mom, Thirty Year Journey Toward Dream of Education

Campaign for College Opportunity, Profile, Diane Wai, Posted: Mar 21, 2012

For one African American mother, a college education was a dream thirty years in the making.




A Tale of Two Undocumented Graduates

New America Media, Profile, Text: Ruby Perez / Photos: Monica Quesada, Posted: Mar 20, 2012

For better or for worse, the lives of Raul Rodriguez and Alberto Ledesma have been impacted by U.S. immigration policy.




Was Law Upheld but Justice Denied in Dharun Ravi Case?

Huffington Post, Commentary, Sunil Adam, Posted: Mar 20, 2012

By making Dharun Ravi the sole criminal in the webcam spying case, we have absolved ourselves of any involvement in the psychological makeup of his roommate Tyler Clementi -- the shame and intimidation he felt at being exposed..




New Options In Dementia Care Offer Hope With Fewer Drugs

RedwoodAge.com/New America Media, News Report, Pamela A. MacLean , Posted: Mar 20, 2012

Innovative programs at nursing homes in Minnesota, Ohio and elsewhere are minimizing the use of drugs to quiet their patients.




Inflation and The Good Life in Vietnam, if You Can Afford It

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Mar 19, 2012

A street vendor who travels around Ha Noi on a bicycle selling plastic slippers, high prices have forced her to cut spending on eating, even though a baguette would cost as 15 cents.




Trayvon Martin Shooter ‘Focused on Young, Black Males’, Says New Report

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Mar 19, 2012

Zimmerman, who admitted to shooting the teen, said he fired in self-defense and has not been arrested in the case.




National Media Telebriefing: Women at the Forefront of Immigrant Rights in Alabama - Friday, March 23rd

New America Media, Event, Elena Shore, Posted: Mar 19, 2012

Women leaders from across the U.S. will release a statement on the state of women's rights in Alabama under HB 56.




What If Trayvon Was Standing His Ground?

The Root, Commentary, Genetta M. Adams, Posted: Mar 19, 2012

Why are investigators ignoring Trayvon Martin's side of the story?




Pennsylvania Passes Voter ID Law

The Afro, News Report, Posted: Mar 19, 2012

Pennsylvania became the latest state to require voters to show identification after Gov. Tom Corbett signed new legislation March 14.




Community Leaders Call for Transparency in SFPD-FBI Collaboration

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

The Joint Terrorism Task Force may be bringing in intel, but some community members are concerned the cost may be too high.




Social Security—A “Crisis” Only in Super PAC and Politicians’ Rhetoric

National Academy of Social Insurance , Commentary, Eloy Fisher, Posted: Mar 19, 2012

Is Social Security in fiscal crisis? Only in the wild and false election-year claims of politicians and their Super PACs.




Immigration Isn't Everything: The Latino Vote Will Not Be Blindly Cast

National Institute for Latino Policy, Commentary, Sylvia Puente, Posted: Mar 18, 2012

In Illinois, the maturation of Latino politics is represented by the various contentious Latino-versus-Latino state-level contests.




Rising Tuition Prompts Koreans to Rethink US Education

Korea Times, News Report, Jane Han, Posted: Mar 18, 2012

Rising costs at colleges and universities in the U.S. are prompting Koreans to rethink the value of an American education.




GOP Primary in Puerto Rico Follows "Surreal" Campaign

El Nuevo Día, News Report, Posted: Mar 18, 2012

Puerto Rican newspaper El Nuevo Día reports that the American press seemed a bit surprised by the festivities surrounding the political campaign events in Puerto Rico.




United Farm Workers Turns 50, Launches Interactive Site

LatinoLA, News Report, Posted: Mar 18, 2012

Preparing to observe its 50th anniversary, the United Farm Workers is launching a unique interactive web site, www.ufwstories.com.




New Web Series Profiles Latino Leaders

LatinoLA, News Report, Posted: Mar 18, 2012

the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and iNDIGO PROjECT MEDIA launched Inspira, a web series highlighting inspirational Latino leaders.




New Book Links Bailey’s Murder to History of Racism, Religion, Violence

New America Media, Interview, Peter Schurmann, Q&A with Thomas Peele, Posted: Mar 18, 2012

Thomas Peele's "Killing the Messenger" tells the history of the organized crime operation responsible for the murder of Chauncey Bailey.




Are Black Men Afraid of Successful Women?

The Root, Commentary, Demetria L. Lucas, Posted: Mar 18, 2012

One commentator writes that smart men know the advantage of having a power player by their side.




Immigration Rule Change to Take Effect This Year

Univision News, News Report, Posted: Mar 17, 2012

The policy would allow some undocumented immigrants with U.S. citizen family members to apply for a waiver from within the United States.




Dharun Ravi’s Biggest Liability: He Was Indian

Firstpost.com, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Mar 17, 2012

No one knows whether Tyler Clementi jumped off the George Washington Bridge because of what Dharun Ravi did.




How We Cured “The Culture of Poverty,” Not Poverty Itself

TomDispatch/Nation, News Analysis, Barbara Ehrenreich, Posted: Mar 17, 2012

It’s been exactly 50 years since Americans “discovered” poverty, thanks to Michael Harrington’s engaging book The Other America.




7 Ways to Save Your Relationships From Caregiver Stress

Caring.com/New America Media , News Feature, Paula Spencer Scott, Posted: Mar 17, 2012

Eldercare demands full attention—but your partner, children, siblings, friends--and you--need each other, too. Here are ways to maintain vital relationships.




Americans Join in Protests Against Naval Base in Korea

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

Three American activists were denied entry to Jeju Island days after two international activists were deported after trying to break into the construction site of a naval base.




Ethnic Media News Briefing - Bay Area Ethnic Elders on the Edge - Wednesday, March 22nd

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

Learn about legal, legislative, health care battles advocates are fighting for ethnic elders – and hear from seniors themselves and a young caregiver for his grandmother. More and more middle-class seniors of color are seeking help for the first time. Panelists will explain seniors’ struggles and how agencies are softening the recession’s impact on food, housing, jobs and health care—despite deepening budget cuts.




Philippines Has More Women Execs Than Many Countries

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Mar 16, 2012

Grant Thornton’s International Business Report showed that 39 percent of senior managers in the Philippines are women, a level tied with the Thailand and Botswana, and just behind the 46 percent rate recorded for Russia.




Growing Old, Sick and Latino in the South Without Papers

Mundo Hispanico/New America Media , News Feature, Johanes Roselló, Posted: Mar 16, 2012

Just surviving has gotten harder for undocumented elders in Georgia when they need to obtain health services—even for cancer or kidney failure.




After Massacre, Afghan Americans Question Meaning of Justice

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Mar 16, 2012

The underlying question for Afghan Americans is: How can the U.S. convey to ordinary Afghans that its presence in the country is just?




El Peso de Envejecer Sin Papeles

Mundo Hispanico/New America Media , News Feature, Johanes Roselló, Posted: Mar 16, 2012

Muchos adultos mayores indocumentados luchan para sobrevivir por su situación.




Miss. House Passes Anti-Immigration Bill

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Mar 15, 2012

Mississippi House members voted 70-47 in favor of an anti-immigration bill after midnight Thursday.




AZ Bill to Establish Armed, State Militia Passes Hurdle

Arizona Republic, News Report, Posted: Mar 15, 2012

An Arizona state bill that would create an armed, volunteer militia to patrol the Arizona-Mexico border for undocumented immigrants and drug traffickers passed in committee and will be now be taken up in the state House.




Santorum: Puerto Rico Must Adopt English for Statehood

Univision News, News Report, Posted: Mar 15, 2012

Puerto Rico must adopt English as its main language if it wants to be considered for U.S. statehood, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Wednesday.




La Opinión Lauds DOJ for Rejecting Texas Voter Photo ID Law

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Mar 15, 2012

An editorial in Spanish-language newspaper La Opinión argues that the Department of Justice correctly rejected implementation of the Texas law requiring voter photo identification.




The New Opium War: China's Rare Earth Minerals

New America Media, News Analysis, Yoichi Shimatsu, Posted: Mar 15, 2012

China is facing an unfair trade complaint in the World Trade Organization for imposing quotas on its export of rare earth elements.




‘Librotraficantes’ Bring Banned Books into Arizona

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Mar 15, 2012

A caravan is bringing a truckload of Mexican-American books that were removed from classrooms under Arizona's ethnic studies ban.




Nuclear Scenario Belies Iran-Saudi Relationship

New America Media, News Analysis, William O. Beeman, Posted: Mar 15, 2012

Iran has assiduously worked to repair broken relations with the Saudis despite previous skirmishes.




Anti-Trafficking CASE Act Could Appear on CA November Ballot

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

The CASE Act announced that they will submit more than 873,000 signatures to put the measure on the California ballot in November.




Women and Immigrant Rights in Alabama: A Media/Community Roundtable -- March 22

New America Media, Event, Elena Shore, Posted: Mar 14, 2012

Please join us March 22 in Birmingham for a media/community roundtable on the role of women in the struggle for human rights in Alabama.




The Challenge for Kids’ Health Insurance - Keeping Them Enrolled

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Mar 14, 2012

At least 404,000 children in California who are eligible for health care programs for low-income families are not enrolled.




Arizona Law Could Allow Employers to Fire Workers for Using Birth Control

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Mar 14, 2012

HB 2625 is a radical proposal that would allow employers to claim they have the right to fire employees for using birth control.




Los Derechos de las Mujeres Inmigrantes en Alabama: Una Rueda de Prensa Comunitaria -- 22 de marzo

New America Media, Event, Elena Shore, Posted: Mar 14, 2012

Venga y acompáñenos en una rueda de prensa el 22 de marzo en Birmginham sobre el papel de las mujeres en la lucha por los derechos humanos.




GOP Struggles to Lure Latino Votes

New America Media/The California News Service, News Report, Jennifer Baires & Jamie Goldberg, Posted: Mar 14, 2012

If the GOP is serious about gaining more Latino support, it will have to come up with a comprehensive immigration reform policy.




Transgender Immigrant Detainees Cut Off From Legal Help

New America Media, News Feature, Nancy López, Posted: Mar 14, 2012

Transgender immigrants who are held in solitary confinement for their own protection end up being further isolated from those trying to help them.




Escondido's DUI Checkpoints Target Undocumented Immigrants

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Mar 13, 2012

DUI checkpoints in the Southern California town of Escondido net about 10 unlicensed drivers for every drunk driver; and the vast majority of unlicensed drivers are undocumented immigrants.




No More Cheap Rare Earths From China

China Daily, News Report, Posted: Mar 13, 2012

The era of cheap rare earth supplies from China is doomed to end as the country tightens control over the precious resources out of environmental concern.




Korea US FTA Set to Take Effect

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Mar 13, 2012

At midnight, Korea will become the only Asian country to have implemented free trade agreements with the world’s two largest markets.




Jobs Outlook for Hispanics Promising, Analyst Says

HispanicBusiness, News Report, Posted: Mar 13, 2012

The jobs outlook for the second quarter of 2012 is looking up and that's good news for Hispanics.




Korea Opens First Cultural Center in Mexico

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Mar 13, 2012

Korea opened its first Korean Cultural Center in Mexico Tuesday, hoping it will serve as a bridge between the two different cultures.




Josefina Vázquez Mota en Los Ángeles -- Sobria y sin descomponer su postura

LatinoCalifornia, News Report, Agustín Durán, Posted: Mar 13, 2012

La candidata enfatizó que no negociaría con el crimen organizado, dando a entender que seguiría con la misma política del presidente Calderón.




Mexican Presidential Candidate Keeps Her Cool in LA

LatinoCalifornia, News Report, Agustín Durán, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Mar 13, 2012

Mexican presidential candidate Josefina Vázquez Mota was grilled about Calderon's war on drugs at a forum in Los Angeles.




New Report: White House Hispanic Summits Engaged More Than 3,000 People

Latino Print Network, News Report, Posted: Mar 13, 2012

More than 3,000 Hispanic leaders and over 70 Obama administration officials met over the past year, according to a new report.




Why I Chose to Be a Journalist in Putin’s Russia

New America Media, Commentary, Valeriya Fedorenko, Posted: Mar 13, 2012

In 2000 Putin became president. Nobody knows when his presidency will end. But opposition is growing.




Goa, Goa, Gone: Beach Paradise Overdosing on Its Own Tourists

Firstpost.com, News Report, Sandip Roy, Posted: Mar 13, 2012

An odd thing is happening in Goa. India’s sun-sand-and-smiles tourist paradise might be just about overdosing on tourists.




Texas and Mexico Spar Over Spring Break

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Kent Paterson, Posted: Mar 13, 2012

The Texas Department of Public Safety urged young springbreakers not to visit Mexico this vacation season because of ongoing narco-violence.




In Mexico’s Elections, the Dead Will Be 'Spun'

Univision News, Commentary, Esteban Illades, Posted: Mar 13, 2012

The estimated 50,000 dead in the Mexican War on Drugs will fall victim once again, this time to political spin in this year's presidential campaigns.




Poll: Half of Latino Voters Think the I-Word Is Offensive

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Mar 12, 2012

According to a Fox News Latino poll conducted by Latin Insights, a New York based independent research company, the majority of Latino “likely voters” believe the term, “illegal immigrants,” is offensive. Here’s the breakdown: 46 percent of those polled think the term is offensive, 12 percent think it is neutral and 35 percent think it is accurate.




Argentina's La Nación Becomes Major Shareholder in ImpreMedia

ImpreMedia, News Report, Posted: Mar 12, 2012

After months of negotiations, La Nación, will become a majority shareholder of U.S. Spanish-language media giant impreMedia.




Unique Elder Court Protects Seniors With Special Needs

RedwoodAge.com/New America Media, News Feature, Pamela A. MacLean, Posted: Mar 12, 2012

A unique elder court in California is drawing national interest to help the growing influx of seniors facing elder abuse and other troubles.




Language Barriers Could Dampen Exchange Enrollment

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Mar 11, 2012

Health care advocates worry that more than 100,000 Californians who are eligible to purchase affordable insurance through the Health Benefit Exchange will not enroll because of language barriers.




Chinese Working to Reconstruct America

China Daily, News Report, Zhang Yuwei, Posted: Mar 11, 2012

A well-known Chinese construction company wins bids to do major projects in the United States and its top executive believes that its record both here and in China speaks for itself.




A Year Later, Tsunami Survivors Continue to Persevere

New America Media/Nichi Bei Weekly, News Report, Darin Moriki, Nichi Bei Weekly Contributor, Posted: Mar 11, 2012

Many cracks to the interior portions of the school’s buildings have been repaired, but for many the emotional scars still remain.




Walking for the 'DREAM': Undocumented Students March to DC

New America Media, Video, Mónica Quesada Cordero, Posted: Mar 10, 2012

The four marchers want to draw attention to the plight of more than 2 million youth who would benefit from federal [DREAM Act] legislation that provides a path to citizenship for undocumented students.




For Middle Class Hispanics, Preschool Not an Option

New America Media/Enlace, News Report, Irasema Mayoral, Posted: Mar 10, 2012

Many middle class Latino families have to seek out preschool alternatives, including private pay options if they can afford it.




'Librotraficante' Smuggles Banned Latino Lit Back into Arizona

Latina Lista, News Report, Posted: Mar 09, 2012

A Houston group calling themselves Librotraficante are organizing a caravan to bring banned Latino literature back to Arizona.




ICE Closes 1 Percent of Deportation Cases

El Mensajero, News Report, Posted: Mar 09, 2012

Only 1 percent of the 150,000 deportation cases the government has reviewed were administratively closed.




‘Keep K-Town Whole’ Demand L.A. Koreans

Korea Times, News Report, Sangwoo Park/ Translated by Peter Schurmann, Posted: Mar 09, 2012

Some 200 Korean American activists crowded into Los Angeles’ City Hall this past week to demand a voice in the redistricting process.




Fresno - News Briefing - An update on the Affordable Care Act - Thursday, March 15

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Mar 09, 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.




Fresno - News Briefing - An update on the Affordable Care Act - Thursday, March 15

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Mar 09, 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.




Miami - Multilingual Poll Release/Roundtable discussion on Education Reform - March 14th

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Mar 09, 2012

Communities of color are largely missing from public debates over education reform issues, A new poll commissioned by New America Media, with support from the Gates Foundation, will highlight parental perspectives and lead off a discussion with experts on what's working in school reform, what worries people most, and what news media, specially ethnic media, can do through more and better coverage.




Memphis - Multilingual Poll Release/Roundtable discussion on Education Reform - March 13th

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Mar 09, 2012

What: Communities of color are largely missing from public debates over education reform issues, A new poll commissioned by New America Media, with support from the Gates Foundation, will highlight parental perspectives and lead off a discussion with experts on what's working in school reform, what worries people most, and what news media, specially ethnic media, can do through more and better coverage.




Young Doctor Is First Latino to Run for Congress in Coachella Valley

Fronteras Desk, News Report, Ruxandra Guidi, Posted: Mar 09, 2012

Born and raised in the east Coachella Valley, Raul Ruiz hopes to become the first Latino to represent his district in Congress.




Manifestantes realizan una vigilia para madre deportada de Los Angeles

Impulso, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Mar 09, 2012

Blanca Cardenas, madre de 2 hijos, Luis y Gloria de un año y 7 meses, fue arrestada y luego deportada al enfrentar una orden de desalojo hace 15 días.




Protesters Hold Vigil for Deported L.A. Mom

Impulso, News Report, Mireya Olivera, translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Mar 09, 2012

Blanca Cárdenas, a mother of two children, was arrested and deported while protesting the foreclosure of her former home two weeks ago.




Video Games are Healthy? Thoughts from a Recovering Gamer

The kNOw Youth Media, Commentary, Luis Pacheco , Posted: Mar 09, 2012

Recent research suggests that playing video games incessantly may just be good for your health, but one youth commentator -- a recovering gamer -- catalogs the downsides.




Alabama’s Repressive Laws Sets Back Civil Rights Gains

New America Media, Commentary, Wade Henderson, Posted: Mar 08, 2012

Editor’s Note: This week’s 47th commemoration of the Bloody Sunday March of 1965 recognizes the civil rights gains of the United States. The repressive immigration laws passed by Alabama last year sets back those achievements.




Court Blocks Two More Parts of Alabama Immigration Law

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Mar 08, 2012

A federal appeals court temporarily blocked two more parts of Alabama's immigration law Thursday.




Latinos, Blacks Come Together in Alabama March

New America Media, Photo Essay, Photos by Rich Stolz/Center for Community Change, Posted: Mar 08, 2012

Latinos, Blacks and civil rights, labor and immigrant rights groups are participating in a historic reenactment of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March.




The Rise of Women in Mexican Politics

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Kent Paterson, Posted: Mar 08, 2012

Caritina Galeana Gomez, one of the pioneering women politicians in Mexico, was born before women had the right to vote.




For Latinos, Immigration More Personal than Political, Poll Says

Fox News Latino, News Report, Posted: Mar 08, 2012

It's not a dinner table topic for many of them, or the sole issue that will influence whom they support for president in November.




Military’s Subsidy of Limbaugh Insults Taxpayers

New America Media, News Report, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Mar 08, 2012

For the Armed Forces Network to say that it will not give in to public demand and can Rush Limbaugh for trashing and insulting women is to not only show disrespect to women but to American taxpayers, as well, who bankroll the network.




“I’m Getting Arrested” App Aims to Help Drivers

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Mar 08, 2012

Similar to an existing smartphone app inspired by the arrests of Occupy protestors, this app would target those pulled over in traffic stops.




From LA to Alabama: Black, Latino Activists Join March

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Mar 07, 2012

A group of African-American and Latino activists in Los Angeles left for Alabama last night to participate in the 50-mile march from Selma to Montgomery




Sikh Family Receives Death Threat Again

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

The FBI is investigating a death threat against a Sikh family in Virginia, the third the family has received since the 9/11 attacks.




State Investigators, Workers Cite Labor Abuses in Warehouse Empire

FairWarning, News Report, Lilly Fowler, Posted: Mar 07, 2012

A suit filed in federal court in Los Angeles on behalf of dozens of other warehouse workers charges three companies that handle Walmart goods with fraudulent pay practices.




Tuition at Harvard Less Than California State University

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Mar 06, 2012

What parents always believed to be fact – that an education at a California public institution would cost less than that at a private school – apparently just isn’t true anymore.




New Orleans - Multilingual Poll Release/Roundtable discussion on Education Reform - March 7th

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Mar 06, 2012

Communities of color are largely missing from public debates over education reform issues, A new poll commissioned by New America Media, with support from the Gates Foundation, will highlight parental perspectives and lead off a discussion with experts on what's working in school reform, what worries people most, and what news media, specially ethnic media, can do through more and better coverage.




Child Poverty Study: APA Reality Belies “Model Minority” Stereotype

Filamstar.net, News Report, Cristina DC Pastor, Posted: Mar 06, 2012

Filipinos have lowest poverty level among Asian Pacific American (APA) children in New York City (NYC), according to a new report.




Mr. Cao goes to Washington: Story of the First Vietnamese Congressman

Talk.Onevietnam.org, News Report, Posted: Mar 06, 2012

Every community has a first: Kennedy is the first Catholic President, Ed Lee is the first Chinese Mayor in San Francisco, and Joseph Cao is the first Vietnamese congressman. These firsts signify social shifts of minorities into mainstream society.




Media Training Conference Looks at CA's 2012 Election Issues

Oakland Local, News Report, Eric Arnold, Posted: Mar 06, 2012

Is 2012 the year that California’s ethnic electorate becomes the decider in the state’s future?




L.A. Mom Deported After Protesting Foreclosure of Home

ImpreMedia, News Report, Posted: Mar 06, 2012

Activists from Occupy Fights Foreclosures are holding a candlelight vigil Tuesday night for Blanca Cardenas.




Poll: GOP Hopefuls Losing Ground to Obama Among Latinos

Fox News Latino, News Report, Posted: Mar 06, 2012

Latino voters favor President Barack Obama by six-to-one over any of the Republican presidential hopefuls.




Female Veterans Call for American Forces Network to Drop Rush Limbaugh

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

Three female Iraq war veterans are calling for the American Forces Network (AFN) to stop broadcasting Rush Limbaugh's show.




Georgia Senate Votes to Ban Undocumented Immigrants from Public Colleges

Mundo Hispánico, News Report, Posted: Mar 06, 2012

Georgia state senators passed an anti-immigrant bill SB 548 on Monday that would close the doors of all of the state's public universities to undocumented students.




Efforts to Stanch Violence in Richmond Working

New America Media/Richmond Pulse, News Report, Monica Quesada, Posted: Mar 06, 2012

Grassroots efforts to tamp down on violent crime in Richmond, long considered one of the Bay Area's most dangerous cities, seem to be finally bearing fruit, according to that city's police department.




Mexican High-Tech Workers Demand Justice and Dignity

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Kent Paterson, Posted: Mar 06, 2012

In Mexico's Silicon Valley, women working on production lines are making smart phones that they can't afford to buy.




Where Are the Jobs of the Future for Black Workers?

Investigative Reporting Workshop, News Report, Michael Lawson, Posted: Mar 06, 2012

African Americans are no stranger to unemployment. For black workers, breaking the cycle of job insecurity means getting trained for jobs in health and technology.




Atlanta - Multilingual Poll Release/Roundtable discussion on Education Reform - March 6th

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Mar 05, 2012

Communities of color are largely missing from public debates over education reform issues, A new poll commissioned by New America Media, with support from the Gates Foundation, will highlight parental perspectives and lead off a discussion with experts on what's working in school reform, what worries people most, and what news media, specially ethnic media, can do through more and better coverage.




New Report Debunks Myth of Self-Deportation

Center for American Progress, News Report, Posted: Mar 05, 2012

Faced with harsh anti-immigrant state laws, most unauthorized immigrants do not return to their home countries.




Taiwanese NJ Mayor: Lin Symbolic of Asian Americans’ Struggle

Asian Week, News Report, Posted: Mar 05, 2012

The fan who came out to see Lin while supporting Princeton, the university his son attended, was Shing-Fu Hsueh, the mayor of West Windsor, New Jersey.




Hispanics More Active on Social Media than Other Ethnicities

eMarketer, News Report, Posted: Mar 05, 2012

U.S. Hispanics are more active on social media than the average U.S. Internet user, and are logging in more frequently to a wider variety of social sites.




The World is Powerless Against Fukushima Fallout

New America Media, News Analysis, Yoichi Shimatsu, Posted: Mar 05, 2012

Fallout from last year's disaster at Fukushima continues to spread, a global threat to humanity that is being met with official silence.




Abuse of Mind-Altering Drugs Rising in Eldercare Facilities

RedwoodAge.com/New America Media, News Feature, Pamela A. MacLean, Posted: Mar 05, 2012

Nursing homes’ use of antipsychotic drug to quite seniors—an off-label use promoted by drug makers—is dangerous, but budget cuts make abuses hard to catch.




Having Fled, Immigrants Again Trickle Back to Alabama

New America Media, News Report, Cheryl Aguilar, Posted: Mar 04, 2012

Nearly a year since Alabama passed the nation's toughest anti-immigrant law, community members say some immigrants are beginning to return.




Eldercare Stress: What's Different for Males—Especially Black Men

Caring.com/New America Media, News Feature, Paula Spencer Scott, Posted: Mar 04, 2012

In family eldercare for illnesses like Alzheimer’s, men handle stress differently than women--and black men are especially vulnerable. Here are helpful tips.




Imperial Valley Residents Must Fight for Right to Breathe Clean Air

New America Media, Photo Essay, Story and Photos: David Bacon, Posted: Mar 03, 2012

In the unincorporated communities of the Imperial Valley, farm worker families are finding it hard to escape the effects air and soil pollution.




Struggle for Equality Continues for Civil Rights Generation

New America Media, Commentary, L. Toni Lewis, Posted: Mar 03, 2012

As some of the youngest activists of America’s civil rights movement begin to consider retirement, they are once again confronting another struggle for economic equality.




Environmental Justice: Why It's a Black Thing

The Root, Question & Answer, Jenée Desmond-Harris , Posted: Mar 02, 2012

On Sunday, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson will deliver a sermon at Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma, Ala., to commemorate the 47th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.




Community Groups Fill Void in LGBT Services

New America Media/Richmond Pulse, News Report, Edgardo Cervano-Soto, Posted: Mar 02, 2012

Volunteer-based organizations in two working-class Bay Area cities are working to educate Latino residents and families there about LGBTQ issues.




Will Psychiatry Replace Elders’ Old “Normal” With New “Mentally Ill” Diagnoses?

RedwoodAge.com/New America Media, News Feature, Pamela A. MacLean, Posted: Mar 02, 2012

Should an elder’s grief be medicalized? Psychiatrists are debating this and other new diagnoses as they revise the DSM, mental health’s diagnostic Bible.




La deportación podría significar la muerte para un ugandés gay

New America Media, News Report, Rosa Ramirez, Posted: Mar 01, 2012

Joseph Bukombe está luchando contra un sistema de inmigración estadounidense que no cree que él es gay.




Judge Blocks Day Labor Provision of AZ Immigration Law

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Mar 01, 2012

Day laborers celebrated a federal judge's ruling that blocked police in Arizona from enforcing a section of SB 1070 related to day laborers.




Key Issues for Black Voters in 2012

New America Media, Question & Answer, Zaineb Mohammed, Posted: Mar 01, 2012

San Francisco State Professor of Political Science Robert Smith discusses his views on the key issues facing black voters in 2012.




Atlanta Court Won't Rule on Immigration Laws Until After Supreme Court Rules on Arizona

The Huntsville Times, News Report, Posted: Mar 01, 2012

The three-judge appeals court panel hearing the Alabama and Georgia immigration cases today in Atlanta said it would not issue a ruling on either until the Supreme Court decides the Arizona immigration law case.




U.S., North Korea Reach Breakthrough on Uranium Facility

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Mar 01, 2012

North Korea has promised to suspend uranium enrichment at its facility in Yongbyon for the first time in exchange for 300,000 tons of food aid from the United States.




Birthing Centers Cater to Expectant 'Dragon Year' Mothers

New America Media, News Report, Summer Chiang, Posted: Mar 01, 2012

Many soon-to-be mothers in China are increasingly turning their eyes to the U.S., where birthing centers are catering to their every need.




Expert Says Oil Prices Will Drop, Explains Why Gas Cost Really Spiked

New America Media, Question & Answer, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Mar 01, 2012

GOP candidates blame President Obama for the gas-price spike, but an expert says global oil markets, the real cause, will soon drop.