SF District Attorney Apologizes to Chinese Financial Abuse Victims

World Journal, News Report, Portia Li/ Translated By Summer Chiang, Posted: Jul 31, 2012

San Francisco's DA apologized last week for failing to respond to complaints from Chinese-speaking victims of elder financial abuse.




China Opposes Intervention in South China Sea

China Daily, News Report, Posted: Jul 31, 2012

China has indisputable sovereign rights over the South China Sea islands and their adjacent waters, Beijing's Ministry of Defense said Tuesday.




North Korea Stuns China in Men's Weightlifting

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Jul 31, 2012

The showdown between North Korea and China in the men's weightlifting competition hasn't turned out as expected - North Korea is winning.




President Obama Speeds Tribal Homeownership

Native News Network, News Report, Posted: Jul 31, 2012

On Monday, President Barack Obama signed the HEARTH Act, which promotes greater tribal self-determination and will help create jobs in Indian country.




Navajo Runner Alvina Begay Inspires Indian Country

Native News Network, News Report, Posted: Jul 31, 2012

While Navajo runner Alvina Begay fell short of her Olympic dream, her run on NBC Sports Network made American Indians across Indian Country proud.




Anti-Obama Hate on Social Media Soars

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

The growing number of groups that churn hate on social media sites are secure in the knowledge they won’t be caught or called out on it.




In Buddhist Myanmar, Monks Gone Wild

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Jul 31, 2012

Violent attacks on Myanmar's Muslim minority by lay and ordained Buddhists contrasts with Western notions of a religion solely committed to peace.




"People's Pension" Author: Social Security Cuts Would Hurt Ethnic Families Most

New America Media, Question & Answer, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Jul 31, 2012

“People’s Pension” author Eric Laursen says calls to cut Social Security by both parties could harm ethnic elders and older women the most in the years ahead.




Vietnam May Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Talk.Onevietnam.org, News Report, Posted: Jul 30, 2012

Once a country that condemned homosexuality, Vietnam is now considering legalizing same-sex marriage.




Fil-Ams Unite to Help Lone Filipino Victim of Aurora Rampage

Filamstar.net, News Report, Posted: Jul 30, 2012

The Filipino American community in Aurora is raising money to defray the hospitalization costs of a 17-year-old boy recovering in the intensive care unit of a Colorado hospital, after he was injured in the moving theater shooting rampage.




Fatal Shooting Sparks Debate Over Stop-And-Frisk

Amsterdam News, News Report, Posted: Jul 30, 2012

A Bronx community stands divided over stop-and-frisk after the shooting death of a four-year-old boy.




China May Have Largest Shale Gas Reserves

China Daily, News Report, Posted: Jul 30, 2012

China may have the world's largest mineable shale gas reserves, about 20 percent of the world's total, according to a new report.




Former Olympian John Carlos on His Fist-Raising Protest

The Root, Question & Answer, Brett Johnson, Posted: Jul 30, 2012

One Olympic moment stands out for the political statement it made.




Mitt Romney’s Jerusalem Speech Panders to the Right-Wing

New America Media, Op-ed, William O. Beeman, Posted: Jul 30, 2012

Mitt Romney’s foreign policy speech to the Jerusalem Foundation in Israel on Sunday qualified him to be President—of Israel.




Most Aging Latinos Struggle, Some Get Active, Inspiring Others

Alianza News/New America Media , News Feature, Gerardo Fernandez, Posted: Jul 30, 2012

As Latino boomers approach retirement, many struggle with little income or health coverage, but some are finding new purpose.




Women Muralists Return to Chicano Park

La Prensa-San Diego, News Report, Gail Pérez, Posted: Jul 29, 2012

Women artists who originally painted their murals in the 1970s are returning to San Diego to repaint their work 40 years later.




Inside Story Americas - US Policing: Institutionalizing Brutality?

Al Jazeera, Interview, Shihab Rattansi, Posted: Jul 28, 2012

Witnesses say he wasn't a threat to the police, and that the police continued to shoot bullets into the man even after he had been incapacitated with a first shot.




Fuera del Closet Celuloide -- Mosquita y Mari

New America Media, News Report, Jessica Arevalo, Posted: Jul 28, 2012

La primera película que logró recaudar $80.000 en una campaña de Kickstarter, no es una típica historia de amor.




Beyond the Celluloid Closet -- Mosquita y Mari

New America Media, News Report, Jessica Arevalo, Posted: Jul 28, 2012

A new film -- the first to successfully raise $80,000 on Kickstarter -- is a queer love story without a coming-out scene.




Clinton: Diaspora Populations Can Turn 'Brain Drain' into 'Brain Gain'

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Jul 27, 2012

Speaking at the Global Diaspora Forum, Hillary Clinton discussed the social and economic benefits immigrants bring to American cities.




El Diario-La Prensa: Present for a Century

El Diario/La Prensa, Commentary, Dolores Prida, Posted: Jul 27, 2012

A columnist at New York's El Diario/La Prensa responds to a column questioning whether the newspaper would survive.




Attorneys Allege 'Culture of Discrimination' in Arpaio’s Office

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Jul 27, 2012

A series of racially charged emails resurfaced during the third day of hearings in the trial against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office.




Lawsuit Claims Shark Fin Ban Discriminatory Against Asians

New America Media, News Report, Summer Chiang, Posted: Jul 27, 2012

The Chinatown Neighborhood Association (CNA) announced last week that it intends to file a lawsuit to overturn California Assembly Bill 376.




Why Canonize Sally Ride as a Gay Hero?

Firstpost.com, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jul 27, 2012

In death Sally Ride came out twice -- as a cancer patient and as someone who had been in a lesbian relationship.




La Opinión Calls for Calm in Aftermath of Anaheim Shootings

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Jul 26, 2012

In the aftermath of a shooting of an unarmed Latino man by police in Anaheim, Calif., editors of La Opinión argue that it is critical to stay calm.




AIDS Experts Optimistic about Turning the Tide on Disease

New America Media, Question & Answer, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jul 26, 2012

Dr. Michael Horberg, director of HIV/AIDS with Kaiser Permanente is optimistic in AIDS treatment, and can see an AIDS-free world.




Discarded Syringes a Growing Health Hazard in Miami

New America Media, News Analysis, Erin N. Marcus, Posted: Jul 26, 2012

There are no reliable estimates on how many children or passersby are inadvertently stuck by discarded syringes each year.




The Darkest Knight - Could Bane Have Saved James Holmes?

New America Media, Commentary, Russell Morse, Posted: Jul 26, 2012

If James Holmes had actually seen The Dark Knight Rises, he might have found a group ethos to identify with.




Dear Boy Scouts of America: I'm Returning My Eagle Scout Medal

New America Media, First Person, Peter Grossman, Posted: Jul 26, 2012

It’s not an issue of admitting people of different sexual orientations into the organization – it’s admitting that they're already there.




Two Faces of Arpaio Revealed in Trial

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

Prosecuting attorney Stanley Young suggested that there are two Sheriff Joe Arpaios, one for the public and another for the courts.




Latina Blogger Launches Bilingual E-Book on Blogging

LatinaLista, News Report, Posted: Jul 25, 2012

Marisa Tresviño, who created the blog LatinaLista in 2004, has released a new bilingual e-book.




More Tolerance in Southeast Asia for Gay Marriage

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

The Ministry of Justice is currently polling public opinion on the legalization of same-sex marriages as it drafts amendments to prevailing marriage laws.




Chicken Is the New Food Porn in Iran

New America Media, Commentary, Behrouz Saba, Posted: Jul 25, 2012

Iran is banning images of chickens on national television for fear of provoking desire among viewers.




Asian American Athletes Represent U.S. at 2012 Olympics

NW Asian Weekly, News Report, Evangeline Cafe, Posted: Jul 25, 2012

More than a dozen Asian and Pacific Islander Americas will represent Team USA at the Summer Olympic Games in London.




Korean Pastor Shot and Killed by Wife in Atlanta

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Jul 24, 2012

A Korean pastor in his 60s was shot and killed by his wife last weekend while the two were in their Atlanta home.




Young Fencer Alexander Massialas Carries on His Father’s Dream

KTSF, News Report, Posted: Jul 24, 2012

San Francisco-based Alexander Massialas has made his first Olympic team.




Ghana's New Leader Talks Africa's Future

The Root, Question & Answer, Akoto Ofori-Atta, Posted: Jul 24, 2012

Ghana is set to swear in its next president, John Dramani Mahama, who spoke with The Root about Africa's past and future.




Las Leyes de Identificación tienen un impacto severo en los votantes pobres, ancianos y minorías, dice un estudio

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Jul 24, 2012

José Zúñiga, 83, es uno de los 500,000 votantes elegibles que podrían ser afectados por leyes más estrictas de identificación.




Arpaio Takes the Stand in Racial Profiling Lawsuit

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Jul 24, 2012

Civil rights attorneys are trying to prove that the intent to discriminate came “from the top” of Arpaio’s organization.




Hispanic Institute Backs Broader Credit Access Via H.R. 6139

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

The Hispanic Institute announced its support for The Consumer Credit Access, Innovation and Modernization Act.




Why Poverty Issue Is Missing on the Presidential Campaign Trail

New America Media, Op-ed, Earl Ofari Hutchinson , Posted: Jul 24, 2012

Wealthy Americans are amply represented among the off shore tax evaders, poor people remain invisible.




Would Bruce Wayne Vote for Mitt Romney? Batman’s Bait-and-Switch

Firstpost.com, Op-ed, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jul 24, 2012

Chris Nolan adroitly answers the question with another question: Before or after Bruce goes broke?




Mother Loses Battle for Custody of Her Son

New America Media, Op-ed, Emily Butera, Posted: Jul 24, 2012

Parents who are apprehended on immigration grounds are rarely given an opportunity to make care arrangements for their children.




Anaheim Residents Continue Protests After Cops Open Fire at Women, Kids

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jul 23, 2012

Anaheim Police Department officers openly fired bean bags, pepper spray and released an attack dog into a crowd that included women and children




Penn State Sanctions Make Eddie Robinson Winningest Coach

Amsterdam News, News Report, Posted: Jul 23, 2012

With Joe Paterno's victories gone, former Grambling State Head Coach Eddie Robinson reclaims his position as the winningest Division I coach.




Democrat Candidates of Color Face Off in Oakland State Assembly Race

New America Media, News Report, Zaineb Mohammed , Posted: Jul 23, 2012

Democrats in Alameda County will face a tough choice this November between two progressive candidates of color for the state assembly seat.




Have We Seen the Last of Big Indian Casino Projects?

Indian Country Today, News Report, Mark Fogarty, Posted: Jul 23, 2012

The American Indian gaming industry may not be going away, but experts believe the future lies in smaller-scale projects.




S.F. Civil Grand Jury Slams Restaurant Health Care Surcharges

SF Public Press, News Report, Barbara Grady, Posted: Jul 22, 2012

San Francisco’s civil grand jury on Thursday chastised many of the city’s restaurants for profiting from surcharges they add to customers’ bills under the name of paying for health care, and recommended that the city ban the practice.




Hidden Harvest: Rescuing Produce to Feed the Hungry

New America Media / Coachella Unincorporated, News Report, Aurora Saldivar, Posted: Jul 22, 2012

One non-profit is tackling hunger in the Coachella Valley by harvesting crops that would otherwise go to waste.




Voter Photo ID Laws Have Harsh Impact on Poor, Elderly and Minority Voters, Study Says

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Jul 21, 2012

States' voter ID requirements pose a daunting challenge to many -- especially to people of color.




Having a Parent Behind Bars is All Too Common for Kids in CA

Oakland Local, News Report, Micky Duxbury, Posted: Jul 21, 2012

Having an incarcerated parent is disturbingly common for children in California, and the impacts are far-reaching.




The End of El Diario-La Prensa?

National Institute for Latino Policy, Commentary, Angelo Falcón, Posted: Jul 21, 2012

As it approaches its 100th Anniversary, it is not clear what the future holds for "El Campeón de los Hispanos."




Immigrant Communities Panicked After Colorado Shooting

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Jul 20, 2012

Immigrants in Aurora are scrambling for information about the identity of the victims of a shooting rampage at the premiere of the latest Batman movie.




After Colorado Massacre, Fingers Pointed at Tea Party for a Reason

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Jul 20, 2012

The perpetrator of the Colorado movie theater massacre was not a Tea Party member, but there's a good reason why people are pointing the finger.




¿El Fin de El Diario-La Prensa?

National Institute for Latino Policy, Commentary, Ángelo Falcón, Posted: Jul 20, 2012

En la víspera de su centenario, no se vislumbra claramente el futuro de "El Campeón de los Hispanos".




Colorado Shootings: The Dangerous Pursuit of the Meaningless

New America Media, Commentary, Behrouz Saba, Posted: Jul 20, 2012

For the gunman in the Colorado shootings in a movie theater earlier today, riding the coattail of global movie hype by taking of human life in the glare of the big screen during a few terrifying minutes was his way of focusing attention on himself and sharing a single “real” experience amid the indulgence in an empty fantasy.




Ethnic Media Journalists Honored at Awards Gala in SF

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Jul 20, 2012

New America Media handed out awards to honor the best in ethnic media journalism for Northern and Central California.




Arms Race May Lead to Democratic Reforms in Vietnam

New America Media, Commentary, Thi Lam, Posted: Jul 20, 2012

Vietnam’s urgent need to modernize its army in face of Chinese threats may spur political reforms in the country




London's Olympic Promise to Ethnic Communities Falling Short

New America Media, News Report, Hannah Palmer, Posted: Jul 20, 2012

London won its bid to host the 2012 Olympics on promises of community redevelopment -- promises which now appear unfulfilled.




7 N. Korean Women Sent to China on Reform Mission

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Jul 19, 2012

Is new North Korean leader Kim Jong-un starting to cross the river by feeling the stones, as Chinese economic reformer Deng Xiaoping put it in 1984?




Ms. Melodie From Boogie Down Productions Dies

Black America Web, News Report, Posted: Jul 19, 2012

According to news reports, one time rapper Ms. Melodie has passed away. The cause of death and her age had not been revealed.




"Carwasheros" Cleaning Up L.A.'s Carwash Industry

New America Media, Video, Jacob Simas // Op-ed: Rev. Erin Tamayo, CLUE-LA, Posted: Jul 19, 2012

Car wash workers in Los Angeles County are building a movement for basic labor protections -- and getting results.




City College Closure Could End San Francisco’s Adult Education Program

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Jul 19, 2012

If CCSF loses accreditation and is forced to close its doors, it will spell the end of adult education in San Francisco.




AARP Study: Ethnic Elders Slammed Hardest by Foreclosures

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Jul 19, 2012

Foreclosures have shaken up home security for millions of seniors, says a new AARP report, especially ethnic elders living a “Nightmare on Main Street.”




Silicon Valley Closing in on $2.6 Trillion Baby Boom Market

Sing Tao Daily/New America Media, News Feature, Sugar Wang, Posted: Jul 19, 2012

Intel’s Marc Yi is among experts at a recent Silicon Valley meeting who are increasing tapping into the $2.6 trillion baby-boomer market.




Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Opens in Chinatown

Asianweek, News Report, Posted: Jul 18, 2012

ayor Edwin M. Lee joined Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD), Department of Public Works (DPW), Betty Ann Ong Foundation, San Francisco Parks Alliance and park and community advocates to open and dedicate the long awaited Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center at the corner of Mason and Washington streets in Chinatown.




Noted Journalist William Raspbery Dead at 76

The Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Jul 18, 2012

Pulitzer Prize-winner William Raspberry, who served 40 years as a columnist for The Washington Post died Tuesday at his home in Washington, D.C.




Pastor Abducted in Egypt a Standout

The Root, News Report, Posted: Jul 18, 2012

Long before making a valiant stand on foreign soil, Boston-area leaders say the Rev. Michael Louis has stood out in his community.




Redistricting the NYC Council: A Battle We Must Fight

El Diario/La Prensa, Editorial, Posted: Jul 18, 2012

With Latino political power at stake, individuals and organizations should closely monitor the redistricting process underway.




Immigrants Warned of Fraud on Deferred Action for Undocumented Youth

Asian Law Caucus, News Report, Posted: Jul 18, 2012

The Asian American Center for Advancing Justice is warning of potential immigration fraud by immigration consultants, also known as "notarios," who claim they can assist applicants with the deferred action process to undocumented youth.




Lawsuit Could Sideline Arpaio’s Anti-Immigration Crusade

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Jul 18, 2012

A racial profiling case begins tomorrow in Arizona, and activists say it is a pivotal moment for civil rights in this embattled border state.




Native American Tribe Races to Preserve Endangered Language

New America Media, News Report, Jessica Cheung, Posted: Jul 18, 2012

The Chukchansi tribe recently donated $1 million to CSU Fresno, in an effort to save their language from extinction.




Why Vietnamese Women Marry Foreigners

Talk.Onevietnam.org, News Report, Vinh Dang, Posted: Jul 17, 2012

Roughly 40,000 Vietnamese citizens married foreigners, including overseas Vietnamese or Viet Kieu, between 2005-2008 according to the statistics provided by the justice department of Ho Chi Minh City.




Krugman: California The Worst of Current Economic crisis

SF Public Press, News Report, Posted: Jul 17, 2012

The budget pain facing California this year is not California’s fault, said Paul Krugman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist who has been among the most outspoken writers critiquing the government’s response to what he calls an economic “depression.”




Charlotte Journalists Pledge Humane Treatment of Immigrant Subjects

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jul 17, 2012

Creative Loafing, Charlotte, the leading alternative weekly publication in Charlotte, N.C., for over 25 years, has recently pledged to drop the i-word




Gay or Not: The Real Cost of The Gandhi Auction That Never Was

Firstpost.com, News Analysis, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jul 17, 2012

The Indian government recently coughed up the asking price of $1.28 million for 40 years of documents, telegrams and letters between Mahatma Gandhi and the German Jewish bodybuilder and lifelong friend Hermann Kallenbach before it made the auction block. Was it to keep the halo around the Mahatma's head from dimming?




The Empire Returns: U.S. in Southeast Asia

New America Media, News Analysis, Andrew Lam, Posted: Jul 17, 2012

Recent U.S. overtures to Vietnam are full of irony, and signal a shift in the arduous history of U.S.-Indochina relations.




Foiling Expectations: U.S. Fencers Go For Gold

New America Media, Profile, Alex Bue, Posted: Jul 17, 2012

A bourgeoning group of young Asian American fencers is looking to usurp the sport’s Eurocentric stereotypes.




California’s Innovative Paid Family Leave Underutilized by Immigrants

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jul 16, 2012

California’s Paid Family Leave Act, marking it’s 10th anniversary, broke ground nationally, but too few immigrant mothers and caregivers know about it.




First Havana-Miami Cargo Service Marks Sea Change for Cuba Past and Future

New America Media, News Report, Louis Nevaer, Posted: Jul 16, 2012

Last week, the Bolivian ship, Ana Cecelia, the “Peace Boat,” set sail with the first regular cargo service between Miami and Havana in a half-century, marking new era.




Can the GOP Pry Some Blacks Away From President Obama?

New America Media, News Report, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Jul 15, 2012

A black Republican advocacy group wasted no time in hitting the airwaves to taunt President Obama.




Iroquois Nationals Bring ‘Creator’s Game’ to the World

Indian Country Today Media Network, News Report, Valerie Taliman, Posted: Jul 15, 2012

When the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team steps on the field for the 2012 World Championships, they'll stand out even before the games begin.




‘Netflix of Africa’ Brings Nigerian Films to the World

The Afro, News Report, Staff, Posted: Jul 15, 2012

Known as the “Netflix of Africa,” iROKO this week launched a new Web-based service that allows subscribers to watch Nigerian films.




Condemning Olympic Apparel Made in China: Another Tempest in a Teapot Brewed by Congress

New America Media, Commentary, George Koo, Posted: Jul 14, 2012

The U.S. Congress is upset that the spiffy outfits the American Olympic team will wear at the opening ceremony while designed by Ralph Lauren are (gasp) made in China.




Caring Teachers Help Break the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Oakland Local, News Report, Barbara Grady, Posted: Jul 14, 2012

For two Oakland teens, caring adults and mentors were the difference in creating a life -- and a future -- worth leading.




Chinese Warship Runs Aground on Philippine Reef

Inquirer.net, News Report, Posted: Jul 13, 2012

A Chinese warship has run aground on a reef off Palawan while patrolling contested waters in the South China Sea/West Philippine Sea.




WA. Health Officials Push Whooping Cough Vaccination

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jul 13, 2012

Health officials in Washington have declared whooping cough an epidemic, but say it can be prevented by vaccines.




Rebirth of Baby Boomers--New Markets, Technology Create Connections and Jobs

Alianza News/New America Media, News Report, Gerardo Fernandez , Posted: Jul 13, 2012

New products for aging boomers and seniors took center stage at a recent Silicon Valley conference pushing against America’s “anti-aging” culture.




Sleepless in San Francisco as Two-Year Hotel Boycott Bangs On

New America Media, News Report, Hannah Palmer, Posted: Jul 13, 2012

The Hotel Frank offers the noisiest stay in San Francisco thanks to a two-year long boycott by mostly Latino and Filipino workers and stonewalling management.




Chinese FM Meets Clinton in Cambodia

China Daily, News Report, Posted: Jul 12, 2012

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi told Clinton Thursday he hopes the U.S. will respect China's interests in the Asia Pacific region.




Affordable Healthcare -- Not in Texas

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Jul 12, 2012

Texas Gov. Rick Perry declined federal dollars connected to Obama's health care reform law, despite the state's high rate of uninsured.




Texas’ Voter ID Law Faces Court Scrutiny

The Afro, News Report, Zenitha Prince, Posted: Jul 12, 2012

It’s Texas’ turn in the continuing battle between states and the Department of Justice regarding controversial voter ID laws.




Mexican Drug Cartels’ Stake in the U.S.: One Trillion Dollars

New America Media, News Report, Louis Nevaer, Posted: Jul 12, 2012

Media reports of money laundering activities involving U.S. banks and Mexico’s drug cartels point to a disturbing trend.




Why Arizona’s Immigration Law Matters to Indian Americans, Too

India West/New America Media, News Analysis, Ashfaque Swapan, Posted: Jul 12, 2012

The Supreme Court’s Arizona decision allowing police to demand immigrants “show your papers” drew outcries—but not from most Indian Americans.




Was Romney NAACP Speech Almost Good?

The Root, News Report, Posted: Jul 11, 2012

Give Mitt Romney credit. On Wednesday in Houston, he addressed the NAACP, made his case and gave African-American voters something to think about.




In Richmond, A Love of Soccer But Nowhere to Play

Richmond Pulse/ New America Media, News Report, Monica Quesada, Posted: Jul 11, 2012

As soccer's popularity grows, residents in Richmond say there aren't enough fields to accommodate.




Bankrupt Stockton Revitalized by Filipino Heritage—and Youth

New America Media, Profile, Rochelle Riva Bargo, Posted: Jul 11, 2012

Mired in bankruptcy, Stockton, Calif.—the state’s “foreclosure capital”—is finding new hope in young Filipinos returning to reclaim their Little Manila heritage.




Multicultural Boomer Power Flexes Creative Business Muscle in Silicon Valley

India West/New America Media, News Report, Richard Springer, Posted: Jul 10, 2012

New-tech entrepreneurs met in Silicon Valley to show innovations from preventing arthritis degeneration to helping with eldercare for families of many cultures.




Texas Wants to Say Adios to the Voting Rights Act’s Authority

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jul 10, 2012

By this time tomorrow, more than 1,500 U.S.-born Latinos will be eligible to vote in local, state and federal elections.




New Chicago Ordinance Inspired by Case of African Woman

La Raza, News Report, Posted: Jul 10, 2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced the "Safe Families Ordinance” to protect undocumented immigrants in the city.




Latino Representation in Federal Workforce Is Lacking

Fox News Latino, News Report, Jorge Ponce, Posted: Jul 10, 2012

In June, the Office of Personnel Management released the Federal Equal Opportunity Recruitment Program report for fiscal year 2011.




Mexico’s Hot Political Summer

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

A week after Mexicans went to the polls to elect their next president, a growing citizens' movement is claiming fraud.




Developers Seek to Legalize Tiny Apartments in San Francisco

SF Public Press, News Report, Posted: Jul 10, 2012

Plan would shrink smallest living spaces by one-third, but opponents fear crowding in San Francisco.




U.S. Citizen Sues FBI for Labeling Him 'Deportable' Under S-Comm

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Jul 10, 2012

An editorial in La Opinión makes the case against the national fingerprint program Secure Communities.




Romney's Disastrous Prescription for the Black Jobless Crisis

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson , Posted: Jul 10, 2012

When Mitt Romney addresses the NAACP Thursday, will prattle on about corporate job growth—or break his silence on soaring black joblessness?




It’s More Complicated Than “Legal vs. Illegal”: An Open Letter to Ruben Navarrette

New America Media, Commentary, Prerna Lal, Posted: Jul 10, 2012

In an open letter to Ruben Navarrette, law school student Prerna Lal argues that the line between "legal" and "illegal" immigrant is blurred.




A Brief Guide to This Summer’s Unexpected U.S. Olympians of Color

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jul 09, 2012

For the first time in history the U.S. Olympic Swim Team will have more than one black athlete: swimmers Cullen Jones, Anthony Ervin and Lia Neal will make history.




As Violence Returns to Sudan, a Lost Boy Continues Mission to Provide Care

New America Media, Question & Answer, Zaineb Mohammed, Posted: Jul 09, 2012

John Dau is a genocide survivor who returned to Sudan years later, with the mission of building health clinics for his people.




As "Lone Deaths" Rise in U.S., Korean Elders "Reverse Immigrate" Home

Korea Daily /New America Media, News Feature, Jongwon Lee, Posted: Jul 09, 2012

As Korean elders in the U.S. increasingly find themselves isolated and dreading a “lone death,” some are “reverse immigrating” home to age with friends and family nearby.




California Wins with Affordable Care Act Decision

New America Media, Op-ed, Daniel Zingale , Posted: Jul 08, 2012

The Supreme Court Decision ensures the Affordable Care Act’s ability to live up to its name. And because of that, we all win.




When Rap Lyrics Stand Trial

The Root, News Analysis, Erik Nielson, Posted: Jul 08, 2012

If artists' songs are used against them in court, what's really being judged: hip-hop or the crime?




As African-Americans Embrace NASCAR, So Does The Africa Channel

The NorthStar News, News Report, Frederick H. Lowe, Posted: Jul 07, 2012

The Africa Channel is getting involved with NASCAR, at a time when interest in stock car racing is on the rise among blacks and Latinos.




Immigration Knocks on the Newsroom Door

MundoHispánico, News Report, Rodrigo Cervantes, Posted: Jul 07, 2012

For nearly a decade, reporter Mario Guevara has given voice to Atlanta's undocumented immigrants. Now, he too faces deportation.




Test Scores in Florida Up, But Are Students Really Learning?

New America Media, News Report, Dawn Davis, Posted: Jul 06, 2012

Education officials gathered in Miami to discuss the apparent gains in student achievement being measured by standardized tests.




Raul Castro in China

China Daily, News Report, Posted: Jul 06, 2012

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao called for expanded cooperation with Cuba during a meeting with Raul Castro in Beijing on Friday.




Korea's Whaling Plan Draws Fire

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Jul 06, 2012

South Korea is under fire from the international community over its plan to resume whaling.




Slavery to the White House in 5 Generations

The Root, News Report, Posted: Jul 06, 2012

In her new book, Rachel L. Swarns digs up the first lady's family roots.




Two Former Argentine Dictators Convicted in Baby Thefts

Página 12, News Report, Posted: Jul 06, 2012

Two former Argentine dictators were convicted Thursday of stealing of babies from political prisoners.




A Rise in Latino Conservatism?

National Institute for Latino Policy , Commentary, Angelo Falcón, Posted: Jul 06, 2012

Economic changes point to a social basis for a growing potential conservatism among Latinos in the United States.




A “Lone Death”-- Elderly Korean Immigrants' Worst Nightmare

Korea Daily/New America Media, News Feature, Jongwon Lee, Posted: Jul 06, 2012

Korean elders in the U.S. increasingly find themselves without friends of family and dreading a “lone death,” such as Chun Cha Frank suffered during last year’s holidays.




California Senate Approves TRUST Act

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Jul 05, 2012

The California State Senate on Thursday approved California’s TRUST Act.




Chinese American Makes U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team as Alternate

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Posted: Jul 05, 2012

Chinese American Anna Li qualified last Sunday to attend the 2012 Olympic Games in London as one of the three alternates on the U.S. women's gymnastics team.




The Next Wave of Asian America on College Campuses

Pacific Citizen, News Report, Christine Fukushima, Posted: Jul 05, 2012

At institutions of higher education across the nation, students have been engaged in efforts to create new Asian American-related programs.




Supreme Court Health Care Ruling: Victory for Transgender Americans

New America Media, Op-ed, Masen Davis, Posted: Jul 05, 2012

Getting adequate health care is a struggle for too many of us, and transgender people face a host of additional challenges.




Obesity in Asia: American Fast Food is Fare for the Rich

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Jul 04, 2012

America may be in decline, but its fast-food chains are growing in Asia, as are the waistlines of those who patronize them.




Memphis Doctor on Obamacare: Put Politics Aside, Focus On Facts

Commercial Appeal, News Report, Manoj Jain, Posted: Jul 04, 2012

Our opinions on the ACA are in large part aligned with our political affiliations. But what if we put politics aside and tried to understand the law?




The Mexican Compromise: Shaking Hands With Evil

New America Media, Interview, Richard Rodriguez / Interview by Jacob Simas, Posted: Jul 03, 2012

Author Richard Rodriguez discusses Mexican cynicism, the return of the PRI, and the pros and cons of political compromise.




Michigan Gov. Vetoes Voter Suppression Bills

Tell US Detroit, News Report, Posted: Jul 03, 2012

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder vetoed voter suppression bills today.




Journalists in HK Fear Greater Repression

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

A study by the Hong Kong Journalists Association shows 60 percent of reporters there fear a decline in media freedom under the new leader.




U.S. Ambassador Tells Syrian Americans Plan Would Include Assad’s Departure

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Jul 03, 2012

Robert Ford, U.S. Ambassador to Syria, told Syrian Americans in Michigan that the Assad family must leave power as part of any plan.




Health Group Proposes Tax on Junk Food

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Jul 03, 2012

A new group, dedicated to improving the health of Navajos, wants to get the Navajo Nation government to impose a new tax on junk food.




More Than Half of U.S. Latinos Are Political Independents

EFE, News Report, Posted: Jul 03, 2012

More than half of U.S. Hispanics identify themselves as political independents, though an even larger majority leans toward the Democratic Party.




Voter Registration at Indian Health Clinic Can Boost Turnout

Indian Country Today Media Network, Commentary, Mark Tranant, Posted: Jul 03, 2012

This week the National Congress of American Indians called the problem of access to voting a “civic emergency."




La Opinión: Mexico's Election a 'Positive Step' in Democratic Process

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Jul 03, 2012

An editorial in La Opinión argues Sunday's Mexican election signifies a "positive step in the democratic progress of Mexico."




Egypt's First Lady Represents New Image

New America Media, News Analysis, Ahmed Tharwat, Posted: Jul 03, 2012

"I want to be called the president’s wife,” she told AP. “Who said that the president’s wife is the first lady anyways?”




Oh Irrfan, How Could You Let Us Down So in Spiderman?

Firstpost.com, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jul 03, 2012

Irrfan Khan in The Amazing Spiderman is clocking in at a few minutes shorter than Anil Kapoor in Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol.




Supreme Court Decision a Landmark Victory for Latina Health

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

Advocates for Latina health and social justice can look forward to a transformation of our health care system.




Mexicans Abroad Voted for PAN

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Jul 02, 2012

While the PRI claimed victory in Mexico's presidential election Sunday, Mexicans living abroad preferred the PAN candidate.




Indian Americans Most Educated, Richest, Says Pew Report

India-West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Jul 02, 2012

A Pew study out last week says Indian Americans are the most educated of all ethnic groups in the United States, and the richest, as well.




Care for a Kimchi Beer?

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Jul 02, 2012

Like kimchi? Love beer? Why not mix the two and brew up a kimchi beer?




LULAC Supports Marriage Equality

LULAC, News Report, Posted: Jul 02, 2012

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) passed a resolution today at its 83rd Annual Convention in favor of same sex unions.




Black Colleges and the Black Press Revive Old Partnership

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Jul 02, 2012

The presidents of seven Black colleges met Black newspaper publishers for a breakfast consisting of French toast, eggs and bacon. The setting was the annual convention of the National Newspaper Publishers Association here.




Gaming Officials Present Tribe with $5 Million in 1st Payment of Casino Profits

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Jul 02, 2012

The Navajo Gaming Enterprise on Friday presented the Navajo Nation with its first share of casino profits.




DREAMer Relief -- Good for My Brother But Not for Me

New America Media, First Person, Various Authors, Posted: Jul 02, 2012

Young people in the Bay Area share their thoughts and emotions surrounding Obama's "deferred action" announcement.




Mexican Drug War Set to Intensify Before New President Takes Office

New America Media, News Report, Louis E. V. Nevaer, Posted: Jul 02, 2012

Before Mexico's president-elect Enrique Peña Nieto takes office, analysts expect Mexico to ramp up its war on the drug cartels.




S.F. Parents Opt for Language Immersion

New America Media/ SF Chronicle/ KTSF, Video, Story: Brenda Payton/Video: Summer Chiang, Vivian Po & Jo Wan, Posted: Jul 01, 2012

Parents came to the Korean Immersion program at San Francisco’s Claire Lilienthal for varied reasons, but with a singular goal.




샌프란시스코 학부모 몰입 교육 열풍

New America Media/ SF Chronicle/ KTSF, Video, Story: Brenda Payton/Video: Summer Chiang, Vivian Po & Jo Wan, Translated by Aruna Lee, Posted: Jul 01, 2012

샌프란시스코 공립학교인 클레어 릴리어톨(Claire Lilienthal)의 한국어 몰입(Immersion) 프로그램에 자녀들을 입학시킨 부모들의 사연은 다양하다.




三藩市韓語沉浸課程

New America Media/ 三藩市紀事報/ KTSF26台, Video, 撰寫: Brenda Payton, 視像: 蒲韞衡,江芳菁及萬若全, 翻譯: 蒲韞衡及江芳菁, Posted: Jul 01, 2012

在三藩市克萊爾( Claire Lilienthal)雙語小學內,父母們基於不同原因讓小孩就讀其韓語沉浸課程 (Korean Immersion Program)。當中, 不少是因為父母其中一方是韓裔。然而,一對抉擇於韓語或華語的白人夫婦,和一對用日文溝通的韓美夫婦(先生是美國人;太太來自韓國)也同樣選擇了該校的韓語沈浸課程。即便原因不同,動機卻是一致 ---這些家長了解到接觸多語言和多文化在今日多元化社會的重要性。 因此,他們決定讓子女擁有雙語和雙文化的優勢,至少讓他們學習多一種語言,不只局限於英語。




HIV Still Rampant Among Low-Income Black Women in D.C

Washington Informer, News Report, Dorothy Rowley, Posted: Jul 01, 2012

Despite efforts to quell the number of new cases, infections among heterosexual black women in D.C. have nearly doubled since 2008.