Congress Votes Down Sex-Selection Bill

New America Media, News Report, Posted: May 31, 2012

A Republican-sponsored bill that would have banned sex-selective abortions failed in the House of Representatives today.




Tragedy and Hope: One Pacific Islander Reflects on API Month

New America Media / Silicon Valley De-Bug, First Person, Jean Melesaine, Posted: May 31, 2012

As API Month draws to a close, one Pacific Islander from the Bay Area reflects on its meaning in the wake of tragedy.




Same-Sex Marriage Could Head to Supreme Court

New America Media, News Report, Posted: May 31, 2012

A federal appeals court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutionally denies federal benefits to lawfully married same-sex couples.




ACLU: ESL Students Segregated in School

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: May 31, 2012

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the Dinuba Unified School District for reportedly segregating English-language learners from their peers.




Haiti Hopes Gold Find Means Boom Times Ahead

The Root, News Report, Monique Clesca, Posted: May 31, 2012

Recent gold discoveries in Haiti have raised hopes that revenue may help lead to teh emergence of a strong island economy.




Against the Odds, Former Foster Youth Dons Graduation Cap

New America Media, News Feature, Rosa Ramirez, Posted: May 31, 2012

A former foster youth recently gave the commencement speech at City College of San Francisco, with his kids in attendance.




Romney’s Outreach to Blacks, Good Photo-Ops But not Much Else

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: May 31, 2012

Mitt Romney's visit to a west Philadelphia charter school last week does little to counter the disconnect he has with the black community.




The Kosher Conundrum: When Healthy Lunch Meets Tight Budgets, Dietary Rules

The Jewish Journal/New America Media, News Report, Jonah Lowenfeld, Posted: May 31, 2012

How can a kid get a salad around here? Private Jewish schools meet kosher rules so strict that meeting their requirements may make healthy meals too costly.




N. Korea Declares Nuclear Power Status

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: May 30, 2012

North Korea has declared itself a nuclear weapon state in the foreword of the country's revised constitution, according to state media.




Serena Williams Is Gone in a Flash

The Root, News Report, Posted: May 30, 2012

Of all the possible scenarios for Serena Williams in her return to the French Open after a two-year absence, no one saw this one coming.




Smithsonian Website Helps Aspiring Citizens Ace Civics 101

New America Media, News Report, Alex Moe, Posted: May 30, 2012

The Smithsonian has launched a new website aimed at helping would-be citizens prepare for the naturalization exam.




In Mexico Elections, It’s Old Media vs. Social Media

New America Media, News Report, Louis Nevaer, Posted: May 30, 2012

Unlike in the Middle East, student protestors in Mexico are using social media to keep the opposition -- and its Old Media allies -- out of power.




When Alzheimer’s Meets Race, Black Caregivers Face Toughest Challenges

Twin Cities Daily Planet/New America Media, News Feature, Andrea Parrott, Posted: May 30, 2012

Juanita Williams thought she was tough until Chuck got Alzheimer’s. Black caregivers often meet their biggest challenges between home and nursing home.




Chinese Actress, Disgraced Politician Mired in Sex Scandal

Korea Herald, News Report, Posted: May 29, 2012

Bo Xilai and Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi are mired in a scandal after a news report said Zhang provided sexual services for Bo.




Hoopa Rez: Ground Zero for Expanding Meth Economy

New America Media/Two Rivers Tribune, Video, Article by Allie Hostler / Video by Jacob Simas, Posted: May 29, 2012

Residents on the Hoopa Indian Reservation say meth use, a by-product of the tribe's past, is clouding its future.




Seniors Grow Old Under Debt

The Baltimore Sun/New America Media, News Report, Hanah Cho, Posted: May 29, 2012

Credit counselors and attorneys see an increasing number of elders seeking financial help and bankruptcy protection, often because of health care bills.




U.S. to Increase Deportations Deeper into Mexico

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

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is stepping up efforts to deport undocumented immigrants with criminal records.




Health Care ‘Navigators’ Help Save in Costly ER Visits

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: May 28, 2012

A community clinic is expanding its program of health care navigators thanks to a federal grant it received through the Affordable Care Act.




The Case of the Black and Blue Bruise: Shakespearean Drama in San Francisco

New America Media, News Analysis, Rasa Gustaitis, Posted: May 28, 2012

An ethics hearing Tuesday is the latest in the unfolding drama surrounding San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.




Study: One in 10 U.S. Veterans Has No Health Insurance

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: May 28, 2012

A new study shows more than a million younger veterans lack health insurance, and that most would gain access under the new health law.




Underfunded Continuation Schools Struggle to Serve Students

ChicoSol, News Report, Leslie Layton, Posted: May 27, 2012

A study showing that continuation schools were viewed as a "cornerstone of the state's drop-out prevention strategy" not so long ago.




Student Protests in Mexico -- The Next Arab Spring?

Univision News, News Report, Manuel Rueda, Posted: May 27, 2012

For the third time in less than a week, students rallied around Mexico City’s Independence Monument.




Alzheimer’s at the Outset—A Black Family Coping at the Crossroads

Twin Cities Daily Planet/New America Media, News Report, Andrea Parrott, Posted: May 27, 2012

For one African American couple an Alzheimer’s diagnosis meant getting beyond the denial common in black families and finding support and understanding.




Immigrant Tracking Moves Deeper Into Realm of Sci-Fi

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: May 26, 2012

New ways of collecting information – and sharing that data across government agencies – are raising concerns over privacy rights.




State Dpt. Targets 'Confucius Institute' Teachers

China Daily USA, News Report, Liu Yuhan, Chang Jun and Wang Jun, Posted: May 26, 2012

Dozens of Chinese teachers at Confucius Institutes could be forced to leave the country by June 30 due to a State Department directive.




Racial Attitudes Playing Large Role in 2012 Presidential Vote

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Molly McElroy, Posted: May 26, 2012

The 2012 data, collected from nearly 15,000 voters, show that race was again a significant factor in candidate preferences.




Supreme Court: Immigrants Can't Use Parents to Avoid Deportation

Univision.com, News Report, Posted: May 25, 2012

Immigrants can't avoid deportation for criminal activities based on how long their parents have been in the United States.




Finding Oscar: Massacre, Memory and Justice in Guatemala

ProPublica, News Report, Sebastian Rotella, ProPublica, and Ana Arana, Fundación MEPI, Posted: May 25, 2012

In 1982, a squad of Guatemalan army commandos stormed the village of Dos Erres and slaughtered more than 250 men, women and children.




Two Men Charged in Killing of Chinese Students in Los Angeles

China Daily USA, News Report, Posted: May 25, 2012

Two men suspected in the killings of two Chinese students and charged Tuesday with capital murder may face the death penalty.




Advocates Rush to Provide Health Care for Poor and Minorities

New America Media, News Report, Tram Nguyen, Posted: May 25, 2012

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, thousands of deaths each year are attributable to lack of insurance.




Was Oakland PD's Proposed Crowd Control Policy Illegal?

Oakland Local, News Report, Eric K Arnold, Posted: May 25, 2012

Just before the biggest Occupy protests in months, the Oakland Police Department announced new reforms to its crowd control policy.




The Growing Debate Over the Voting Rights Act

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: May 24, 2012

Articles on the Voting Rights Act are increasingly being filed in the “obituary” section, even though it’s less than 50 years old.




2010 Census Undercounts Latinos, Blacks, Native Americans

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

The U.S. Census Bureau announced this week that the 2010 census undercounted 2.1 percent of the black population, and 1.5 percent of the Hispanic population.




Gordon Hirabayashi to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Pacific Citizen, News Report, Posted: May 24, 2012

What do musician Bob Dylan, former astronaut John Glenn, and noted author Toni Morrison have in common with Gordon Hirabayashi? They are among 13 individuals who will soon be honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.




Boxer Endorses Mark Takano for Congress

Rafu Shimpo, News Report, Posted: May 24, 2012

The Mark Takano campaign announced Thursday that he has received the endorsement of Sen. Barbara Boxer, one of California’s most respected public officials.




Same-Sex Marriage Divides Two African-American Churches

The NorthStar News, News Report, Frederick H. Lowe, Posted: May 24, 2012

The ministers of two mostly African-American congregations in Chicago symbolize the divide within the black community over gay marriage.




Half of Prison Exonerees Are African-American

The NorthStar News, News Report, Posted: May 24, 2012

Half of the 873 individuals released from prison in the past 23 years after serving time for crimes they did not commit were African American.




You Say Marriage, I Say Jobs

New America Media, Commentary, Jessica Arevalo, Posted: May 24, 2012

With all of this attention on same-sex marriage, we may be ignoring an even more important right: the right to work.




Language Access and the June 5th Election

New America Media, Question & Answer, Zaineb Mohammed, Posted: May 24, 2012

For the first time in Alameda County all election materials must be translated into Tagalog,, Vietnamese, Chinese and Spanish.




A Bite of China: Food as Top Discussion in Chinese Blogosphere

World Journal, News Report, Posted: May 23, 2012

Taobao, one of China's biggest online shopping sites, reports that the volume of search on food items that were introduced by the documentary has increased to 4 million times within one week.




New York Could Add 1 Million Voters in 2013

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

An estimated one million potential voters could be added to New York state’s rolls should forthcoming legislation be enacted.




Oakland 'Bike Black' Group Goes National

Oakland Local, News Report, Eric Arnold, Posted: May 23, 2012

Since launching in 2010, Red Bike and Green has been a welcome addition to Oakland’s burgeoning bicycle culture.




Shame on You, Dharun Ravi: The Boy who Can’t Say Sorry

Firstpost.com, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: May 23, 2012

Dharun Ravi finally wept. But it had nothing to do with Tyler Clementi, his former roommate who jumped off the George Washington bridge.




How to Make Our Election System Better: Modernizing Voter Registration

New America Media, Op-ed, Wendy Weiser, Posted: May 23, 2012

It is time to harness new technology to modernize the voting system — adding more than 50 million eligible Americans to the rolls.




Latino Parents With Autistic Children Face Major Hurdles

EGP News, News Report, Gloria Angelina Castillo, Posted: May 23, 2012

While the number of Latinos diagnosed with autism is growing, getting information in Spanish is challenging.




African American Families Face Alzheimer's Disease

Twin Cities Daily Planet/New America Media, News Feature, Andrea Parrott, Posted: May 23, 2012

African Americans are two-to-three times more likely than whites to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Here is how two Minnesota families are coping.




God, Gays, Ganja and Mexican Politics

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Kent Paterson, Posted: May 23, 2012

In the U.S., evangelicals are at the forefront of pushing prayer in public schools. But in Mexico, they are in the vanguard in opposing it.




Native Americans Protest Alleged Hate Crime in S. Dakota

Indian Country Today Media Network, News Report, Posted: May 22, 2012

Nearly 700 protestors met in Rapid City on Monday to march in support of Vernon Traversie, a Cheyenne River tribal member.




Vietnam: Four Religious Advocates Facing Trial for Social Activism

HRW, News Report, Posted: May 22, 2012

Vietnamese authorities should immediately release four Catholic activists accused of conducting propaganda against the state and drop the charges against them, Human Rights Watch said today.




States Ignore Minorities in Climate-Related Disaster Plans

New America Media, News Report, Jessica Cheung, Posted: May 22, 2012

Minority groups across the south are more vulnerable to climate change, and local governments don't seem to be taking note.




Johnny Depp Adopted By Comanches

Indian Country Today Media Network, News Report, Posted: May 22, 2012

Actor Johnny Depp, who will play Tonto in the upcoming film version of The Lone Ranger, has been adopted by the Comanche Nation.




La. Welfare Recipients Win Voting Rights Victory

Chicago Defender, News Report, Posted: May 22, 2012

A federal judge has ruled that welfare recipients in Louisiana be given voter registration forms whether they apply in person or via the Internet.




California Schools Under More Stress

New America Media, Video, Vivian Po, Posted: May 22, 2012

A new report identifies eight stress factors that make it more difficult for a school to provide quality education to all of its students.




Mexico: Twitterbots Sabotage Anti-PRI Protest

Univision News, News Report, Manuel Rueda, Posted: May 22, 2012

Fake Twitter accounts are jamming information about an upcoming protest against Mexican presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto.




Facebook CEO Marries Longtime Girlfriend

China Daily, News Report, Posted: May 21, 2012

Facebook co-founder and chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg announced on his timeline Saturday evening that he has tied the knot.




Korean Climber Disappears Off Everest

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: May 21, 2012

An amateur Korean climber went missing on Mount Everest over the weekend while descending from the summit.




NAACP: Marriage Equality Is a Civil Right

The Root, News Report, Cynthia Gordy, Posted: May 21, 2012

On Saturday the board of the NAACP endorsed marriage equality in a near-unanimous vote by the 64-member body.




Korea, US Agree on School Bullying Study

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

Top educational policymakers of Korea and the U.S. will conduct a joint study of bullying at schools as part of bilateral programs on education.




Economist's Market-Based Immigration Proposal Draws Interest in DC

Hispanic Link News Service, News Report, Luis Carlos López, Posted: May 21, 2012

Italian economist Gionvanni Peri is proposing reforms that would create a market-based immigration system for the United States.




On Immigrant Day, California Offers Signs of Hope

New America Media, Op-ed, Reshma Shamasunder, Posted: May 21, 2012

With a uncertainty hanging over immigrant communities from coast to coast, California could be a ray of light that breaks through the clouds.




In Az., Native Studies Persist Despite Ethnic Studies Ban

Indian Country Today Media Network, News Report, Michelle Tirado, Posted: May 20, 2012

Arizona's ethnic studies ban has left Native American parents who live off-reservation wondering where their kids can learn about their past.




What’s a College Degree Worth These Days?

New America Media, Commentary, Kelly Goff, Posted: May 20, 2012

In a good job market or a bad job market, an education has more worth than the monetary value that a Gallup poll places on it.




First Defendant in Sinha Murder Trial Will Serve No Jail Time

India-West, News Report, Posted: May 19, 2012

One of the five teens changed with the 2010 fatal attack of Divyendu Sinha, a New Jersey professor, will serve no jail time.




Dalai Lama Gives $1.5 Million to Indian Charity

India-West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: May 19, 2012

The Dalai Lama gifted $1.5 million of the Templeton Prize money he received earlier this week to Save the Children, India to mitigate malnourishment there.




Feds Punt on Leadership Over Fracking Rules, Experts Say

Inside Climate News, News Report, Lisa Song, Posted: May 19, 2012

With Vermont becoming the first state in the nation to ban fracking, the federal government is now taking steps to regulate drilling on public lands.




Ala. Governor Signs Revision of Immigration Law

New America Media, News Report, Posted: May 18, 2012

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley on Friday signed a new law that revises and expands some parts of the state's immigration law HB 56.




Minority Birthrate Highlights Need for Education Reform

La Opinión, Editorial, Staff, Posted: May 18, 2012

The problem is that the track record of educating minority students to enter the workforce is awful, write editors of La Opinión.




Jacqueline Nguyen confirmed, first Asian female circuit judge

Bolsavik.come, News Report, Posted: May 18, 2012

President Barack Obama praised Judge Nguyen as “a trailblazer, displaying an outstanding commitment to public service throughout her career.”




Disenfranchisement, By Design

Black America Web, Commentary, Tonyaa Weathersbee, Posted: May 18, 2012

Florida, whose Republican-ruled Legislature is obsessed with denying President Obama a second term, is poised to conjure the ghost of Jim Crow again.




National Teleconference on Voter Suppression - How to Make Our Election System Better - Tuesday, May 22nd

New America Media, Event, Zaineb Mohammed, Posted: May 18, 2012

On Thursday, May 17, House leaders introduced the Voter Empowerment Act to help protect the voting rights of millions of Americans. The key element of this bill is voter registration modernization, a common-sense reform that would bring our elections into the 21st century. Between April and November, NAM will partner with the Brennan Center and other national research and advocacy organizations to host monthly teleconference calls, produce weekly columns and alerts, and host roundtables in key states. The goal is to build a collective news and advocacy platform in the ethnic media sector to counter voter suppression efforts and ensure every eligible voter can vote.




J.T. Ready's Case Exposes Ties Between Anti-Immigrant, White Supremacy Groups

New America Media, News Feature, Valeria Fernandez, Posted: May 18, 2012

A recent massacre in Arizona involving a neo-Nazi raises questions about whether anti-immigrant policies are bolstering white supremacists.




'Silent Crime' -- Defrauding Elders Grows in Ethnic Communities

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: May 18, 2012

The insidious crime of financial elder abuse is growing, and ethnic elders are especially vulnerable to family, friends and even organized crime.




Filipino Church Buys South Dakota Town

FilAm Star, News Report, Posted: May 17, 2012

A church in the Philippines purchased an abandoned, tiny exclave in Scenic, South Dakota for $700,000.




Prison Rape Elimination Act to Expand to Immigrant Detention Centers

New America Media, News Report, Posted: May 17, 2012

Victims of sexual assault in immigrant detention centers will no longer be excluded from protection under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).




President Obama To Appoint Two Vietnamese Americans to Key Posts

New America Media, News Report, Posted: May 17, 2012

President Obama announced his intent to appoint two Vietnamese Americans to key Administration posts.




Gambling Episode Gives Bad Name to Korean Buddhism

Korea Times, News Report, Je-hae Do, Posted: May 17, 2012

The recent scandal involving gambling monks could not have erupted at a worse time for those spreading Korean Buddhism globally.




Carlos Fuentes, Champion of Mexican Democracy

New America Media, News Report, Louis Nevaer, Posted: May 17, 2012

Perhaps more than any other single Mexican, Carlos Fuentes worked to lay the intellectual foundation for democracy in Mexico.




Richmond Could Become First U.S. City to Tax Soda

Richmond Confidential, News Report, Spencer Whitney, Posted: May 17, 2012

City council leaders in Richmond voted on Tuesday to put a special soda tax proposal on the November 6 ballot.




Connecticut’s New Voter Law Bucks National Trend

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: May 17, 2012

Amid a nationwide push for tighter voter restrictions, Connecticut is now poised to move in the opposite direction by enacting election-day registration.




Los hombres, clave para prevenir el cáncer cervical entre las latinas

Latino California, News Report, María Luisa Arredondo, Posted: May 16, 2012

El apoyo de los esposos es fundamental no sólo para que las mujeres se recuperen de este mal sino también para prevenirlo.




Doing the 'African Do' in China

China Daily, News Report, Posted: May 16, 2012

Immigrants from Congo, Paul Luyeye and Martha Makuena recently opened up China's first authentic African hair salon in Beijing.




Witnesses Fear Police Retribution in Oakland

Oakland Local, News Report, Jennifer Inez Ward, Posted: May 16, 2012

Witnesses to the shooting death of Oakland resident Alan Blueford by local law enforcement say fear of police retribution keeps them silent.




LGBT Community Squares Off Against Pacquiao

Inquirer.net, News Report, Bayani San Diego Jr., Posted: May 16, 2012

Who knew that Manny Pacquiao’s toughest opponent would be the entire LGBT community?




Reports of Violence Against Afghan Women are Sign of Change

New America Media, News Analysis, Fariba Nawa, Posted: May 16, 2012

Reports of violence against Afghan women, although horrifying, are an indication that women there are finding their political voice.




Men - Key to Preventing Cervical Cancer Among Latinas

Latino California, News Report, María Luisa Arredondo, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: May 16, 2012

The support of their husbands could be key in getting many Latina women to get screened for cervical cancer and get treated early.




Where César Chavez Meets Lil' Wayne: Youth Organizers in South Texas Embracing Past, Shaping Future

New America Media, News Feature, Raj Jayadev, Posted: May 15, 2012

Young community organizers in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas don't have to choose between past and future -- they embrace both.




Ammiano Introduces Revised TRUST Act

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

California Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, formally introduced a revised version of AB 1081, the TRUST Act.




FBI Considering Hate Crime Charge in Trayvon Martin Death

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: May 15, 2012

George Zimmerman, the watchman from Florida charged in the killing of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin, could face federal hate crime charges.




Battling the Stigma of HIV in the API Community

New America Media, News Report, Rochelle Bargo, Posted: May 15, 2012

Seventeen years ago, Henry Ocampo did not think he would make it past his 25th birthday.




Graduating College Student Speaks: I've Made a Huge Mistake

New America Media, Commentary, Elizabeth Ireland, Posted: May 15, 2012

All things considered, if I could look back and do it over again, I would have taken my chance with the stiffs.




Miami Media Roundtable on School Reform

New America Media, Video, Cliff Parker, Posted: May 14, 2012

More than 70 percent of students coming to Miami Dade for their first year of study are “testing as deficient in one or more academic areas and the greatest number of them is in mathematics.”




Questions Surround 49 Bodies Found on U.S.-Mexico Border

Univision News, News Report, Manuel Rueda, Posted: May 14, 2012

On Sunday, Mexican police found 49 mutilated bodies on a road that connects the industrial city of Monterrey with the United States border.




Brewer Signs Bill that Risks Women’s Access to Health Care

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

Last week, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law HB 2625, a bill that limits women’s access to contraception and health care.




Brown’s Budget Cuts at Issue During World Court of Women

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

The World Court of Women on Poverty met in Oakland for a rally that coincided with news of further cuts to California's beleaguered budget.




NAACP Takes Up the Clean-Energy Fight

The Root, News Report, Posted: May 14, 2012

The NAACP has decided to shape the emerging clean economy by engaging in it.




Seoul Rejects US Push For Tactical Nuclear Deployment

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: May 14, 2012

Seoul is rejecting a push by U.S. lawmakers to redeploy U.S. tactical nuclear weapons to South Korea.




S. Korean President Visits Myanmar

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: May 14, 2012

The leaders of South Korea and Myanmar agreed to strengthen bilateral ties Monday, amid signs of reform in the Southeast Asian country.




'NY Daily News' Closes Its Spanish-Language Weekly, 'Hora Hispana'

Capital New York, News Report, Posted: May 14, 2012

The New York Daily News has shut down its weekly Spanish-language publication, Hora Hispana.




Silicon Valley Suicide Reverberates in Chinese Blogosphere

New America Media, News Report, Summer Chiang, Posted: May 14, 2012

The suicide of a Chinese-American software engineer in Silicon Valley shocked the Bay Area Chinese-American community and sparked discussions in China's blogosphere.




ACLU Sues ICE for Shackling Immigrants in Court

New America Media, News Report, Brittney Barsotti, Posted: May 14, 2012

Detainees file into San Francisco immigration court linked together like a “chain-gang,” bound at their wrists, waists and ankles.




For Transgender Youth, Oakland Murder Hits Close to Home

New America Media, Question & Answer, Jessica Arevalo, Q&A with Vanessa Rochelle, Posted: May 13, 2012

A 21-year-old transgender woman reflects on the murder of Brandy Martell and what it means for her generation.




Blacks Won't Check Out Over Gay Marriage

The Root, News Report, Cynthia Gordy, Posted: May 13, 2012

If speculation is any indication, the biggest political risk in President Obama's recently announced support for gay marriage lies in homophobic black voters.




Filipino Amerasians’ Lifelong Fight Against Stigma

New America Media, News Report, Matt Maxion, Posted: May 13, 2012

The majority of Filipino Amerasians weren’t able to get in touch with their estranged fathers.




Dispatch from San Quentin: Inhumane Conditions Persist

New America Media, First Person, "Malik", Posted: May 12, 2012

A prisoner at San Quentin State Prison claims that unsanitary and unsafe living conditions are making inmates sick.




Obama and Same-Sex Marriage: Thank His Kids

Firstpost.com, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: May 12, 2012

When Obama said those ten words – “I think same-sex couples should be able to get married” – the analysts went into a tizzy.




A Debate Without Migrants - Why US Mexicans Didn’t Tune In

El Mensajero, News Report, Ricardo Ibarra, Translated by Suzanne Manneh and Elena Shore, Posted: May 12, 2012

Many Mexicans in San Francisco's Mission District didn't watch their country's presidential debate last weekend.




Single Mother’s Support Network Helps Her Cope With Son’s Illness

Prensa Hispana, News Feature, Maritza Lizeth Felix, Translated by Jacob Simas, Posted: May 12, 2012

An undocumented Mexican mother copes with her son’s terminal illness through support from the women in her life and faith in God.




Memphis Media Roundtable on School Reform

New America Media, Video, Cliff Parker, Posted: May 11, 2012

NAM-sponsored forum in Memphis focused on connecting parents to the education reform movement.




China Concerned About Nationals in Philippines

China Daily, News Report, Posted: May 11, 2012

China has expressed concern over the security of its citizens in the Philippines and hope that the Philippine side will refrain from actions that escalate tensions.




In S. Korea, Taxing Gambling Monks

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: May 11, 2012

The leadership of South Korea’s largest Buddhist order is scrambling to respond to the disclosure of a video clip showing monks gambling, drinking and smoking.




Educación preescolar cierra la brecha entre los niños de minorías

New America Media, News Report, Yolanda Arenales, Posted: May 11, 2012

El cambio transformativo que la educación pre-escolar ha creado en los niños de familias de bajo ingreso les da la esperanza a muchos padres.




‘Abuse of Power’ at Core of DOJ Lawsuit Against Arpaio

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: May 11, 2012

This week’s lawsuit is only the second time in U.S. history the DOJ has to brought suit against a law enforcement agency.




Is Immigration Fueling the Rise of Nativism in Europe?

New America Media, News Analysis, Cas Mudde, Posted: May 11, 2012

A recent report finds that the connection between immigration and the rise of the far right is not as straightforward as it seems.




Voter Suppression Groups Plot a Million-Person Army to Swarm Polls

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: May 10, 2012

Nationwide, the prevalence of voter fraud is similarly freakonomically low; but voter suppression is at an all time high.




Filipinos Say 'Stand Up to China or Beg for Mercy'

INQUIRER.net, Op-ed, Rodel Rodis, Posted: May 10, 2012

Filipinos will hold simultaneous demonstrations at Chinese consulates in Manila, the U.S. and Canada to protest an ongoing maritime dispute.




DOJ Files Suit Against Sheriff Joe Arpaio

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

The Department of Justice announced on Thursday that it would file a lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.




For First-Time Voter, Obama’s Support of Gay Marriage Brings Hope

South Kern Sol, Commentary, Berenice Sanchez, Posted: May 10, 2012

An 18-year-old first-time voter writes that Obama’s support of same-sex marriage is a step closer to victory in the fight for civil rights.




Chinese Banks to Expand in US

China, News Report, Posted: May 10, 2012

The US Federal Reserve announced Wednesday its approval of China's largest bank to purchase a US bank.




Obama's Gay-Marriage Evolution, At Last

The Root, News Report, Posted: May 10, 2012

Just when certain progressives thought that President Obama lacked the audacity to lead, he publicly endorsed the right of gay Americans to marry.




The Future of Mexico’s Drug Strategy

COHA, News Report, Posted: May 10, 2012

The policies advanced by the three candidates will not do a sufficient job of alleviating Mexico's perpetual drug cartel problem




Latinos Respond to Obama's Support of Gay Marriage

Fox News Latino, News Report, Posted: May 10, 2012

Obama became the first U.S. President to announce his support for same-sex marriage Wednesday.




San Francisco Mayor Signs Civil Rights Ordinance

New America Media, News Report, Elliot Owen, Posted: May 10, 2012

Civil rights advocates are celebrating new legislation signed into law by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee.




Hate Groups Rise Against Blacks, Obama

Black America Web, Commentary, Michael H.Cottman, Posted: May 10, 2012

There are 65 known white supremacist groups in the state of Georgia – organizations that believe a black man has no place in the White House.




Voices of Immigrant Women Breaking the Shackles

New America Media, Commentary, Camilo Garcia, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: May 10, 2012

Juana Villegas was one of nine immigrant women from across Tennessee who shared their stories in Knoxville last week.




Mothers March on Mexico City

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Kent Paterson, Posted: May 10, 2012

As Mexicans celebrate Mother's Day today, mothers whose children have gone missing are launching a caravan across the country.




La Opinión: Border Patrol Changes Reflect New Reality

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: May 09, 2012

An editorial in la Opinión observes that the new U.S. Border Patrol strategy reflects the decrease in the number of undocumented immigrants.




Hispanic Magazines See Gains in Advertising

Media Life Magazine, News Report, Posted: May 09, 2012

Hispanic magazines saw gains in 2011, when English-language magazines were in decline.




CSU Faculty Stage Pickets Across State, Ready to Strike

New America Media, News Report, Kelly Goff, Posted: May 09, 2012

Two days after reportedly walking away from the bargaining table, CSU faculty staged pickets across the state.




How a Handful of Cartoonists Empowered Generations of Latin Americans

Univision News, News Report, Arturo Conde, Posted: May 09, 2012

Mexican cartoonists Rius, Feggo, and El Fisgón use their art to expose hidden truths about society.




New Orleans Activist Rejects NY Times Depiction of Ninth Ward

America's Wire, News Report, Jenga Mwendo, Posted: May 09, 2012

Contrary to the New York Times article residents of this community are not reconciled to life in the wilderness.




General MacArthur and the Fall of Bataan and Corregidor

Hyphen Magazine, Commentary, Posted: May 09, 2012

Seventy years ago, one of the greatest sacrifices of World War II was made by Filipino and American soldiers at Bataan and Corregidor.




Violence Against Women Act: Overdue Justice for Native Women

Indian Country Today, News Report, Karla E. General and Robert T. Coulter , Posted: May 09, 2012

A provision in the Senate's Violence Against Women Act would restore tribal criminal jurisdiction over non-Indian abusers.




North Carolina Bans Gay Marriage

Radio Bilingüe, News Report, Camilo Garcia, Posted: May 08, 2012

North Carolina voters on Tuesday approved a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.




Al Jazeera English Forced Out of China

Al Jazeera English, News Report, Posted: May 08, 2012

Al Jazeera English has closed its bureau in Beijing after the Chinese authorities refused to renew its correspondent's press credentials and visa, or allow a replacement journalist.




China Struggles to Control Human Flesh Pills

Singtao, News Report, Posted: May 08, 2012

kai University associate professor Hua Lin Soug, whose research mainly focused on medical law, said the regulations of medical law is unclear and caused unsafe medical practices.




Border Patrol Unveils New Strategy

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

The U.S. Border Patrol announced presented its new strategic plan to protect the border from 2012 to 2016.




Junior Seau, Suicide and Spirituality

Indian Country Today Media Network, Commentary, Gyasi Ross, Posted: May 08, 2012

The suicide of former NFL star Junior Seau highlights the decline within indigenous communities of a sense of spiritual belonging.




ABC, Univision to Lanch New Latino Channel

Univision, News Report, Posted: May 08, 2012

ABC News and Univision announced Monday that they are planning to launch an English-language cable channel aimed at Latinos.




The Big Chill - the Coolness of Loverboy Barack Obama

Firstpost.com, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: May 08, 2012

The upcoming book on Obama by David Maraniss is rather tame. But the timing of the excerpt is rather obvious.




Native American Voters No Longer Easily Suppressed in New Mexico

America's Wire, News Report, Kimberly N. Alleyne, Posted: May 08, 2012

New Mexico’s minority populations are no strangers to attempts to limit their voting rights, its Native American residents continue to add registered voters to the rolls.




Disaster After the Storm

Equal Voice News, News Report, Kathy Mulady, Posted: May 08, 2012

In the aftermath of tornadoes and hurricanes, the painful pattern of who is helped – and who is left behind – is undeniable.




Black, Latino Voter Registration Drops

ThinkProgress, News Report, Posted: May 08, 2012

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau reveals a decline in African American and Hispanic American voter registration since 2008, the Washington Post reports.




Cornel West Convicted of Disorderly Conduct Over 'Stop and Frisk' Protest

Loop21, News Report, Posted: May 07, 2012

West and 19 other protestors protested the controversial NYPD practice.




Hmong Veterans Burial Bill Turns Corner

Asian American Press, News Report, Posted: May 07, 2012

Chief author Representative Bob Dettmer sponsored two bills to aid the Hmong and Lao veterans in obtaining burial rights guaranteed to other veterans.




Why Tea Party Lawmakers Are Trying to Conflate Poverty and Drug Addiction

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: May 07, 2012

The bill’s supporters say it will save the state money, protect children from drug using parents and do away with welfare abuse. In reality, the new law is a solution in search of a problem.




Islam and the Egyptian Presidential Election

New America Media, News Report, Amr Emam, Posted: May 07, 2012

Two weeks before Egyptians elect a new president violence and clashes are breaking out and Islamists are fighting with desperation.




House VAWA Bill Threatens Protections for Immigrant Women and Children

Immigration Impact, News Report, Posted: May 07, 2012

The House VAWA threatens to rollback protections for immigrant women and children who are victims of abuse.




Filipinos to Protest Against China Over Disputed Shoals

Filamstar.net, News Report, Posted: May 07, 2012

Overseas Filipinos will hold protests in front of China’s embassies and consulates worldwide to protest the recent aggressive Chinese encroachments in the West Philippine Sea.




Chinatown Death Triggers Worries About Isolated Elders

New America Media, News Report, Summer Chiang, Posted: May 07, 2012

The fatal fall of Yee-Shui Mar, 91, from her apartment window in San Francisco’s Chinatown exposed hazards for elders living alone, often in poor housing.




The Portraits, and Politics of ‘Getting By’ in China

New America Media, Interview, Peter Schurmann, Posted: May 05, 2012

Rian Dundon's forthcoming book on the Chinese city of Changsha presents an image of a nation and people in flux.




Asian-American Fishermen Sue BP for Racial Discrimination

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Susan Buchanan, Posted: May 05, 2012

Vietnamese and Cambodian fishermen in New Orleans see their livelihoods crushed a by the BP spill.




Absentee Mexican Voters Rise by Nearly Half Since Last Election

Univision News, News Report, Uriel J. Garcia, Posted: May 05, 2012

Mexico’s bureaucratic voter registration process prevents many expats from participating in elections.




Multi-Awarded TV Anchor Belva Davis Hosts the 2O12 NAM Northern CA & Central Valley Ethnic Media Awards Gala on July 19th!

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: May 04, 2012

DEADLINE EXTENDED: May 11, 2012 There's less than two weeks to go before the new POSTMARK DEADLINE of MAY 11th and we look forward to receiving all your submissions soon!




Immigrants’ Greatest Potential Ally -- American Women

New America Media, Commentary, Elena Shore, Posted: May 04, 2012

The Latina mother has replaced the male immigrant worker as the new threat for many nativist Americans.




Bay Area School District Pins Hope on Parcel Tax

New America Media, News Report, Edgardo Cervano-Soto, Posted: May 04, 2012

As California slashes its education budget, West Contra Costa is banking on a parcel tax initiative, Measure K, to save its schools.




Townhall with U.S. Congressman Jim Costa

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: May 03, 2012

Congressman Jim Costa has served in Congress since 2005 and during that time he has applied his farming background to fighting for Valley water, agriculture, and the economy. Costa will share his vision on natural resources protection and promoting community health and will respond to community concerns around air and water quality and community health. NAM will announce mini-fellowships to support reporting on key environmental issues for limited ethnic media.




Drones on the Border -- But Are They Effective?

New America Media, News Report, Posted: May 03, 2012

The Department of Homeland Security's use of nine domestic surveillance drones along the U.S. border has been costly and ineffective in stopping contraband or undocumented immigrants.




Cuba Could Soon Allow Citizens Freedom of Travel

Univision News, News Report, Posted: May 03, 2012

Communist Cuba might soon give its citizens the freedom to travel outside the island, without seeking the government’s permission, the AP reports.




NY Dream Fund Is Not Enough

El Diario/La Prensa, Editorial, Posted: May 03, 2012

The State Assembly approved Tuesday the NY Dream Fund, a bill creating a private fund that helps undocumented students pay for college tuition.




ICE Announces Minor Deportation Policy Shift for Secure Communities

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: May 03, 2012

Immigrants arrested for minor traffic violations won’t get flagged for possible deportation proceedings until after they’re convicted, immigration officials announced on Friday.




Scholars Say “Unconscious Bias” Leads to Discrimination

America's Wire, News Report, Kimberly N. Alleyne, Posted: May 03, 2012

Leading social justice scholars believe that “unconscious bias” is what leads to negative racial stereotyping that can unknowingly prompt discriminatory actions and attitudes towards people of color.




For Minority Kids, Preschool Narrows Education Gap

New America Media, News Report, Yolanda Arenales, Posted: May 03, 2012

The transformative change preschool has wrought in children from low-income families gives parents reason to cheer and hope.




A View From Inside the Tea Party’s Voter Suppression Confab

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: May 03, 2012

Just two weeks ago a Rasmussen poll showed 64 percent of Americans believe voter fraud exists. This poll was a major hit with the folks at the pro-voter ID True the Vote conference held over the weekend in Houston.




Reputed Neo-Nazi Kills Four in Arizona

Arizona Republic, News Report, Posted: May 02, 2012

A border militia leader and reputed neo-Nazi shot and killed four people including a toddler, before committing suicide.




Work-Related Fatalities Remain High for Latino Workers

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

The workplace fatality rate for Latino workers continues to be higher than the fatality rate for all U.S. workers, according to a new report released Wednesday by the AFL-CIO.




Parties Ignore Asian American Voters ‘At Their Peril’

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: May 02, 2012

A new poll shows that despite growing numbers and heightened engagement, both political parties have ignored Asian American voters.




NY Loses Black Radio Station

The Root, News Report, Posted: May 02, 2012

The nation's largest radio market lost one of its two big black-music stations on Monday.




Marion Barry Yet to Apologize for Remarks About Filipino Nurses

Hyphen Magazine, News Report, Posted: May 02, 2012

Although Barry clarified his statement that UDC should be the premier nursing program that trains local residents to fill the nursing shortage, his explanation didn’t appease activists.




Repatriation and Reburial of Ancient Remains Delayed

Indian Country Today Media Network, News Report, Posted: May 02, 2012

The fate of the nearly 10,000-year-old remains unearthed in 1976 during renovation work at the UCSD chancellor’s house are still undecided.




The Politicians of Color Who Stand to Win Mitt Romney’s Veepstakes

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: May 02, 2012

Conventional wisdom holds that the vice president matters in the general election—which is why we’re smack dab in the middle of the frenzied “veepstakes."




Prominent Scientist Loses Berkeley Homes After Prolonged Battle With City

New America Media/India-West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji and Viji Sundaram, Posted: May 02, 2012

The achievements of a Bangladeshi American scientist meant nothing in an Alameda County, Calif., courtroom where he lost ownership of two houses that became blighted.




Innovations and Legislation Aim to Stave Off California Park Closures

New America Media, Commentary, Elizabeth Goldstein, Posted: May 02, 2012

Although California parks attract 70 million visitors a year, generating $6 billion in the economy, Governor Brown will close 70 parks unless the public takes action.




Minneapolis schools will offer Spanish-language classrooms for native speakers next year

TC Daily Planet, News Report, Posted: May 02, 2012

In 2010 less than half of Minnesota’s English Language Learners graduated on time. The figure is similar for the state’s Hispanic students.




Female Sumo Wrestlers Step Up to the Ring

Pacific Citizen, News Report, Christine Fukushima, Posted: May 02, 2012

Although the popularity of women sumo wrestling is a recent phenomenon, it has taken some tough American competitors to tournaments around the world.




Protesters Smash, Paint-Bomb Businesses, Cars in San Francisco

Mission Local, News Report, Posted: May 01, 2012

A group of protesters vandalized dozens of businesses, cars and any property they came across as they marched through the Mission on Monday night.




Where’s the Color in the Occupy Movement?

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: May 01, 2012

In 1886, 300,000 workers, a great number of them immigrants and anarchists, went on general strike across the United States. That day, they took another step in the long march toward an eight-hour workday that had started in the 1860’s and didn’t end until well into the 20th century.




California’s Fight to Stop Health Insurance Price Gouging & the Single Payer Solution

New America Media/California Progress Report, News Analysis, Zack Kaldveer, Posted: May 01, 2012

Health insurance premium rates have soared by 153% since 2002, nearly five times the rate of inflation in California.




An Incredible Hulking Shame: The Avengers go to Calcutta

Firstpost.com, News Report, Sandip Roy, Posted: May 01, 2012

West Bengal’s chief minister promised to turn Calcutta into London. But Joss Whedon in the Marvel comics saga, The Avengers, has gone backwards instead.