Ethnic Media: Immigration Reform Missing at GOP Convention

New America Media, News Report, NAM staff, Posted: Aug 31, 2012

As the Republication National Convention concludes, ethnic media journalists and commentators weigh in on what they were tracking during the confab.




Troubled Bay Area Neighborhood Finds Comfort in Growing Own Food

New America Media / Richmond Pulse, News Report, William H. Fraker, Posted: Aug 31, 2012

A community farm is bringing more than just healthy food to residents of one of the Bay Area's toughest neighborhoods.




In U.S. Politics, Where Are the Interracial Couples?

The Root, News Report, Keli Goff, Posted: Aug 31, 2012

Interracial marriage in the U.S is on the rise, but not when it comes to our elected officials.




Higher Ed. Closed to Filipinos in Hong Kong

New America Media, News Feature, Rochelle Riva Bargo, Posted: Aug 31, 2012

The college-age children of migrant workers in Hong Kong face language barriers as they seek a higher education.




Lost Decades: Longevity Gap Widening for Blacks, Latinos, Less Educated

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Aug 31, 2012

Minorities and those with low educations live about a decade less than well-educated whites, says a new study, and medical advances can’t close the gap alone.




Años después, los sobrevivientes del tráfico humano corren el riesgo de ser explotados de nuevo

New America Media/SF Public Press , News Report, Ambika Kandasamy, Posted: Aug 30, 2012

Muchos sobrevivientes suelen encontrar trabajo en el mismo sector en que trabajaban cuando fueron víctimas de la trata.




Romney’s Campaign Wedge: Taxpayers vs. Welfare Queens

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Aug 30, 2012

But the one-two punch of taxes and welfare to transmit race signals is not new. Ronald Reagan did so with devastating effect in 1980. He coasted to reelection four years later. Romney is merely bringing the party back to where it started 30 years ago.




Program Paves Way for Future Arab American Journalists

Arab American News, News Report, Mallory Estepp, Posted: Aug 30, 2012

Students in the program are encouraged to explore new ways to report on issues they feel are important to their community.




Gaza "Unlivable" by 2020

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Aug 30, 2012

Gaza will no longer be “livable” by 2020 unless urgent measures are taken to improve the area’s water supply, power, health and schooling.




Years Later, Human Trafficking Survivors at Risk of Re-Exploitation

New America Media/SF Public Press, News Report, Ambika Kandasamy, Posted: Aug 30, 2012

Many survivors of labor trafficking end up working in low-wage jobs, often in the same industries they were trafficked in.




Atrocity in Syria and the Globalization of Callous Disregard

New America Media, News Analysis, Behrouz Saba, Posted: Aug 30, 2012

Despite global connectivity, violence continues in Syria while the U.S. maintains a wait-and-see approach.




Rising Seas: How Climate Change Drives Sea Rise

New America Media, Video, Claire Schoen and Jan Stürman, Posted: Aug 30, 2012

Sea level rise is an effect of global climate change. The result: more and more flooding for cities like San Francisco.




The Real Reason Big Brother’s Still Spying on New York City’s Muslims

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Aug 29, 2012

NYPD’s once secret program that for years spied on Muslims, striking a justified fear into the community’s core, never gleaned a single lead or terrorism-related investigation.




Vietnam to Buy Submarines from Russia

Bao Moi, News Report, Posted: Aug 29, 2012

Vietnam has signed a contract to buy submarines, aircraft and other heavy weapons with Russia.




At Affluent Suburban High School, Still Waiting for a Healthy Meal

New America Media, First Person, Caie Kelley, Posted: Aug 29, 2012

Unappetizing food options and long lines make school lunches at one suburban Bay Area high school something to be avoided.




VA Wait Times for Benefits Decisions Vary by Location

Center for Investigative Reporting, News Report, Aaron Glantz, Posted: Aug 29, 2012

An analysis by the Center for Investigative Reporting reveals that veterans in sparsely populated states often encounter quick resolution of their compensation claims, while those in metropolitan areas languish.




S. Koreans Parody Apple Ruling

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Aug 28, 2012

South Koreans are greeting news of Apple’s win over Samsung in a historic patent case by reposting images of a popular food item.




Ex-Obama Ally on Switch to GOP

The Root, Question & Answer, Keli Goff, Posted: Aug 28, 2012

Former Democratic Congressman and Obama ally Artur Davis talks about why he became a Republican and how the GOP can win over black voters.




In Sacto. Schools, Heroes in the Kitchen

New America Media, Video, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Aug 28, 2012

Students say they're running for the cafeteria in Sacramento, where recent innovations offer kids nutritious meals that taste great.




Ca. Ahead of the Curve in Implementing Health Care Reform

New America Media, Video, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Aug 28, 2012

California has been ahead of the curve in implementing provisions in the ACA, as well as in preparing for 2014, when the law is fully implemented.




Louisianians urged to prepare as TS Isaac coasts into Gulf

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Aug 28, 2012

According to the National Weather Service, the storm is expected to reach hurricane strength with current forecasts showing it will become a Category 1.




A Roadmap to the Future of Juvenile Justice

New America Media, Commentary, David Muhammad, Posted: Aug 28, 2012

Jurisdictions across the country are transforming their juvenile justice systems into effective and truly rehabilitative programs.




RNC: At First Latino Press Conference, It's the Economy vs Immigration

Fox News Latino, News Report, Posted: Aug 28, 2012

For critics, the bilingual press conference on a rainy Monday epitomized the "disconnect" and divide between Romney and Latinos.




Vietnamese Women Tricked and Sold their Coworkers into Brothel in China

Pacific Links, News Report, Posted: Aug 28, 2012

Sadly, Nguyen Thi N was sold to work as a prostitute in China since then and there has not been any news of her whereabouts.




Vietnam Arrests Second Top Official in Bank Case

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Aug 27, 2012

A second top executive in Vietnam has been arrested in a case that has led to a plunge in bank shares and a run on deposits.




Assembly Passes Historic Language Access Bill

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Aug 27, 2012

SB1233, authored by Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), would require petition circulators in 28 counties to keep up to nine language translations of initiatives and summaries.




Jorge Ramos to GOP: Where Is the Party of Reagan?

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Aug 27, 2012

In an open lettter to the Republican Party, Univision news anchor Jorge Ramos writes that the GOP has strayed from the party of Ronald Reagan.




Filipinos, Vietnamese, Laotians Rally Against China's Actions

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Aug 27, 2012

Filipino, Vietnamese and Lao community leaders held a “Prayer Rally for Peace in the Southeast Asian Sea” in front of the Martin L. King Memorial (MLK) last week to protest China's actions against Asian neighbors over disputed islands.




The Pain of Farmwork -- Teenager Describes Life in Fields From Age 7

New America Media, First Person, David Bacon, Posted: Aug 27, 2012

A recent high-school graduate, Javier Mondar-Flores Lopez has worked in the fields since he was in elementary school.




Many Youth Defer Applying for Deferred Deportation Program Until After Election

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

While many undocumented youth signed up for President Obama’s program deferring their deportation, others are awaiting the election results.




The GOP's Rainbow Coalition

The Root, Commentary, Mary C. Curtis, Posted: Aug 26, 2012

The RNC's speakers are racially diverse, but don't expect the audience to reflect the lineup.




U.S. ‘Uncomfortable’ on Japan Korea Dokdo Spat

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

After weeks of neutral statements, the U.S. has expressed thinly veiled displeasure over a continued territorial stand-off between its top Asian allies.




Did Steve Jobs Dupe Us All?

Korea Times, Commentary, Tong-hyung Kim, Posted: Aug 26, 2012

The verdict in favor of Apple over Samsung Electronics raises the question of whether the current patent law framework suppresses innovation.




Ecologists Protest Slaughter of Birds That Can Fly Through Hurricanes

American Bird Conservancy , Commentary, Robert Johns, Posted: Aug 26, 2012

Ecologists say amazing shorebirds brave hurricanes, using storm power to “slingshot” through—only to be shot by unregulated Caribbean hunters.




From Tijuana, Ex Dreamer Calls for Immigration Reform

El Nuevo Sol, Profile, Jacqueline Guzmán-Garcia, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Aug 25, 2012

The president’s deferred action plan for undocumented youth came too late for one deported honors graduate who wrote a letter to Obama.




It’s Just Drugs, Not Sex: Why Armstrong Still Lives Strong

First Post, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Aug 25, 2012

News that Lance Armstrong will stop fighting doping charges has moved Sandip Roy to ask if we’re becoming inured to cheating.




The City, Standing Behind City College

Silicon Valley DeBug/ New America Media, Video, Haroldinho, Posted: Aug 24, 2012

San Francisco residents and students of City College speak out in support of the school, which faces a loss of accreditation in October.




CA TRUST Act Heads to Governor's Desk

EFE, News Report, Posted: Aug 24, 2012

The California Assembly on Friday passed AB 1081, the TRUST Act, which would change the way local law enforement in California interacts with federal immigration authorities.




In Baltimore, a “Code Red” in Preparation for 2012 Election

The Afro, News Report, Alexis Taylor and Ashley Cox, Posted: Aug 24, 2012

The three day event, entitled "Code Red: It’s A State of Emergency," aimed to inform, urge voters to get out on Election Day and to increase registeration.




RNC Official: NM Gov. Disrespected Custer by Meeting American Indians

Indian Country Today, News Report, Rob Capriccioso, Posted: Aug 24, 2012

A GOP leader is facing calls for his dismissal after telling the staff of Gov. Susana Martinez, R-N.M., that her meeting with American Indian tribes disrespected the memory of Col. George Armstrong Custer.




D.C. Mayor Hosts Historic Ramadan Dinner

The Afro, News Report, Posted: Aug 24, 2012

With an estimated 10 to 20 percent of residents having at least one Muslim family member, thousands of Iftar feasts were held in D.C. this Ramadan.




Texas 'Border' Checkpoints Deter Noncitizens Seeking Second-Trimester Abortions

New America Media/The Texas Tribune, News Report, Thanh Tan, Posted: Aug 24, 2012

To get to the nearest abortion clinic, women in Texas' Rio Grande Valley who are in their second trimester have to cross an immigration checkpoint.




Photo-ID Laws Pose Hurdle for College Voters

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

At least five states have passed laws that make it harder for students to use school IDs or outright exclude those cards as acceptable identification at the polls.




Study: Common Pesticide Seems to Harm Boys’ Brains More Than Girls

Environmental Health News , News Report, Brett Israel , Posted: Aug 24, 2012

Pesticides lower boys IQs more than girls’, even in New York City, says a new study. Black and Latino children are specially affected.




Waste More, Want More: America Throws Out Good Food

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Aug 24, 2012

A new study on Americans’ huge waste of food stirs author Andrew Lam’s memories of his family dumpster-diving for food as refugees from Vietnam.




Basketball Coaches and Starbucks Push For Affirmative Action

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Aug 23, 2012

The National Association of Basketball Coaches, the Obama administration and Starbucks have come together to support: affirmative action.




Asian American Activists Surprised Re: Richard Aoki as FBI Informant

Rafu Shimpo, News Report, Posted: Aug 23, 2012

Asian American activists are reacting with surprise — and in some cases, skepticism — to a report that Richard Aoki, a prominent member of the Black Panther Party, was an FBI informant.




Cop in Wendell Allen Shooting Charged

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Aug 23, 2012

More than five months after a 20-year-old man was gunned down by a member of the New Orleans Police Department while standing on a staircase in his Gentilly home on Prentiss Street, a New Orleans family is still seeking answers and justice.




Are President Obama and Other Trailblazers Victims of the 'First Black' Syndrome?

Loop21, News Analysis, Posted: Aug 23, 2012

Research suggests subtle racism in everyday interaction reinforces stereotypes, expectations.




Romney’s Policy on Latin America: Not Much to Look At

Council on Hemispheric Affairs, Op-ed, Veronica Salas, Posted: Aug 23, 2012

Mitt Romney's lean statements on Latin America suggest a view both out of focus and out of touch with events in the region.




Will Calif. Privatize Its Parks? China Camp Marks Major Change

New America Media, News Feature, Jonah Most, Posted: Aug 23, 2012

China Camp is among 42 state parks now funded by local groups to keep them from closing. Some worry that the arrangements may lead to privatizing them.




More casinos licensed in Vietnam: should they be off-limits to Vietnamese?

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Aug 22, 2012

With several large and small casinos being licensed and more awaiting approval, the question has again cropped up: should Vietnamese be allowed into casinos in Vietnam?




Richmond Co-op Does More Than Just Fix Bikes

Richmond Pulse/ New America Media, News Report, Monica Quesada, Posted: Aug 22, 2012

Richmond's first and only bicycle shop offers way more than just a cheap way of getting around the city.




Florida’s Menacing Moves to Restrict Voting

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Aug 22, 2012

Florida has dominated voting rights news for its attempts to restrict registration and early voting, for its questionable voter purge, for the local elections officials who’ve opposed such measures, and for the flurry of lawsuits that have followed.




Does Paul Ryan's Black Ex-Girlfriend Matter?

The Root, News Report, Posted: Aug 22, 2012

Shortly after it was announced that Rep. Paul Ryan would join the Romney ticket as this year's Republican vice presidential candidate, I wrote a piece titled, "What We Know About Paul Ryan and Blacks."




Overtime for CA Farmworkers?

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

The California Senate voted Monday to institute daily eight-hour shifts and 40-hour workweeks for farmworkers.




Healthier Meals Await Oakland Students Returning to School

New America Media, Video, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Aug 22, 2012

Oakland Unified School District has been changing the landscape in a number of its school cafeterias to check the epidemic of obesity among school kids.




What is PepsiCo Buying With Donations to Communities of Color?

Berkeley Media Studies Group, Commentary, Fernando Quintero, Posted: Aug 22, 2012

Taking a page from big tobacco, PepsiCo is looking to build ties with communities of color, while shirking blame for the obesity epidemic.




Poll: California Ethnic Voters Solidly Support Health Reform

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Aug 21, 2012

Big majorities of California blacks, Koreans and Latinos support the health reform law, says a new Field Poll.




Calif. Assemblymember Pérez Inspires East Coachella Valley Youth

Coachella Unincorporated / New America Media, Profile, Brenda R. Rincón, Posted: Aug 21, 2012

The political passions of California Assemblyman Victor Manuel Pérez were born in the valley he grew up in and now represents.




SB 1070 Goes Back to Court

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Aug 21, 2012

The fate of Arizona’s immigration law is back in the hands of U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton.




Dreamers Travel to DNC on 'UndocuBus'

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Aug 21, 2012

More than 35 undocumented immigrant students, or DREAMers, are heading to the Sept. 3 Democratic National Convention in an UndocuBus.




Navajo Look to New Leader on Water Rights

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Aug 21, 2012

An alliance of Navajo grassroots organizations is looking to a new leader in the effort to re-negotiate a water rights settlement to govern the Little Colorado River.




Unemployed and Black in New York

New York Amsterdam News, News Report, Posted: Aug 21, 2012

For many Black New Yorkers, the recession never ended.




Condi Rice Blazes Trail at Augusta National

The Root, News Report, Posted: Aug 21, 2012

Condoleezza Rice doesn't mind being among the best in her field, and she hasn't been shy about being first, either.




Federal Court Blocks Most of GA, AL Immigration Laws

Atlanta Black Star, News Report, Posted: Aug 21, 2012

A federal district court in Atlanta struck down major provisions of state anti-immigrant laws in both Alabama and Georgia on Monday.




Dump Biden Talk, Just That: Talk

New America Media, Op-ed, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Aug 21, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden's verbal gaffes are in fact well-scripted political set pieces carefully designed to convey Obama's policy stance.




Prop. 34 Would End Calif. Death Penalty

New America Media, News Report, Rene Ciria-Cruz, Posted: Aug 21, 2012

A report that the death penalty cost California $4 billion, plus increasing exonerations have built support in the fall election to end executions.




Deferred Action Met With Hope, Confusion in Central Valley

Coachella Unincorporated, News Report, Brenda Rincón, Posted: Aug 20, 2012

Cris was only 12 years old when she left Atlixco, Puebla, with her brother and sister to join their parents in the United States.




Ryan Is Right Choice, Say Indian American Republicans

India West, News Report, Posted: Aug 20, 2012

Mitt Romney, challenger to incumbent President Barack Obama in the November polls, has made a "bold and right" choice by picking up conservative Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate, noted Indian American Republicans have said.




Federal Court Reinstates 4 Early Voting Days in 5 Florida Counties

Politics 365, News Report, Lauren Victoria Burke, Posted: Aug 20, 2012

A federal court in Washington has reinstated four early voting days in five counties in Florida.




Undocumented Koreans Turn Out for Deferred Action

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Aug 20, 2012

Over 400 undocumented Koreans gathered at a Korean church in Los Angeles over the weekend to fill out applications for Deferred Action.




Arizona Denies Dreamers GED Classes to Block Deferred-Action

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Aug 20, 2012

Anti-immigrant legislation in Arizona is creating hurdles for undocumented youth wishing to enroll in the new federal “deferred action” program.




Vouchers No Quick Fix for Disabled Students in Louisiana

New America Media, News Report, Zoe Sullivan, Posted: Aug 20, 2012

Louisiana's school voucher program, meant to give low-income families greater choice, leaves fewer options for students with disabilities.




In Assange Asylum, A Stand Against Neo-colonialist Policies

New America Media, News Analysis, Roger Burbach & Marc Becker, Posted: Aug 20, 2012

Ecuador is taking a dramatic stand against Great Britain, Sweden and the United States by granting political asylum to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.




Caravan for Peace: Mexicans Plead for Solidarity to End War on Drugs

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Aug 19, 2012

This is the third caravan lead by poet Javier Sicilia, since his son Juan Francisco was killed with six of his friends.




YouTube's YOMYOMF Network to Draw Asian American Audience

Koream Journal, News Report, Eugene Yi, Posted: Aug 19, 2012

The new YOMYOMF network on YouTube has the potential to cash in on the Asian American audience, while bringing together two generations of Asian American artists.




U.S. Should Make “LifeLong Homes” A Priority, Says Henry Cisneros

Kaiser Health News , Question & Answer, Judith Graham, Posted: Aug 19, 2012

Former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros describes coming from a Norman Rockwell family with brown faces. Now his Mom is elderly. How can she age at home?




Hirono, Hanabusa to Face Republican Rivals in Hawaii

Rafu Shimpo, News Report, Posted: Aug 18, 2012

As a result of the Aug. 11 primary, Rep. Mazie Hirono and former Gov. Linda Lingle will once again face off in an election for a top political office in Hawaii.




Solitary Confinement: Torture Chambers for Black Revolutionaries

Al Jazeera, News Report, Kanya D’Almeida and Bret Grote, Posted: Aug 18, 2012

An estimated 80,000 men, women and even children are being held in solitary confinement on any given day in U.S. prisons.




Voting Rights Battles Re-emerge in the South

News 21, Video, Nick Andersen, Kassondra Cloos and Caitlin O’Donnell , Posted: Aug 17, 2012

Photo ID laws and other new voting restrictions in a number of Southern states raise questions about impact on minorities.




PA Judge Lets Voter Photo-ID Law Stand

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

A Pennsylvania judge ruled that the photo-voter ID law enacted in March does not violate his state’s constitution.




Entering the Ring With MMA Superstar Benson Henderson

Koream Journal, News Feature, Eugene Yi, Posted: Aug 17, 2012

Benson “Smooth” Henderson wants to be the greatest fighter ever. He’s already on his way.




Brewer's Order Will Bar Dreamers, Many Others, From State Benefits (UPDATED)

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernandez, Posted: Aug 17, 2012

On the very day many immigrants became eligible for federal "deferred action," Arizona's governor issued an order to deny them state benefits.




Ideas Sought for Reshaping Navajo Government

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Aug 17, 2012

The Commission on Navajo Government Development and the Office of Navajo Government Development are hosting a series of listening sessions this month.




Chen's Supporters Encouraged by Sentencing of Second Soldier

Rafu Shimpo, News Report, Posted: Aug 16, 2012

Supporters of Pvt. Danny Chen, a 19-year-old NewYorker who committed suicide last year in Afghanistan, were encouraged Monday by the sentencing of one of the soldiers court-martialed in the case.




Mitt Romney’s Southern Strategy Gambit

New America Media, News Analysis, Earl Ofari Hutchinson , Posted: Aug 16, 2012

Romney, like Reagan, rip a page directly from the time tested Southern Strategy playbook of Nixon for GOP presidential candidates.




Economy Continues Recovery - But Not for Blacks

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Freddie Allen, Posted: Aug 16, 2012

When it comes to the Black unemployment rate, it doesn’t matter who you ask – the numbers are dismal.




Ask Angy, America’s First Undocumented Youth Advice Column

New America Media, Question & Answer, Posted: Aug 16, 2012

Ask Angy became the first advice column for undocumented youth. Undocumented herself, Angy's a student at CUNY college.




Koreans Targeted for Theft in Europe

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Aug 15, 2012

Korean travelers are increasingly being targeted for theft in Europe, reports the Korea Daily.




Lao Minnesotan Artists Heritage Month

Asian American Press, News Report, Posted: Aug 15, 2012

The office of Governor Dayton presented Lao Minnesotan artists this August with a certificate recognizing their contributions to the community. This is the first time such a recognition has been formally given by the state.




Phoenix-based dancers return from London Olympics

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Aug 15, 2012

They were referred to the 28-year-old Phoenix-based group, which is known around the world for their hoop dancing and made up of ten family members.




Student ID Cards Far From Sure Ticket to the Voting Booth

News 21, News Report, Jack Fitzpatrick, Posted: Aug 15, 2012

New voter ID requirements in many states may blunt the clout of young voters who rely on student ID cards for identification.




The Rising Tide -- Environmental Refugees

New America Media, News Analysis, Andrew Lam, Posted: Aug 15, 2012

Being displaced by natural disasters may very well become the central epic of the 21st century.




HIV & Me: Growing Up with a Secret

The Know/New America Media, Commentary, Michael Erikson, Posted: Aug 15, 2012

The author, who is HIV positive, deals with the effect of the virus every day alone, but found support and friends at Camp Kindle.




Sen. Barbara Boxer Calls Deferred Action 'Historic'

New America Media, News Report, Hannah Palmer, Posted: Aug 14, 2012

Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., described the start of “deferred action” as a “very important day in our nation’s history.”




Voting Suppression Schemes and How They’re Being Challenged

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Aug 14, 2012

A new app called Election Protection was released yesterday that allows voters to register, find their polling locations, and report problems.




Akshay Desai Named to Romney’s Asian American Panel

India-West, News Report, Posted: Aug 14, 2012

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has named top party fundraiser Dr. Akshay Desai, chief executive officer of St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Universal Health Care Group, Inc., one of seven national co-chairs of his newly formed “Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders for Romney” committee.




In San Mateo County, A Call to End Youth Deportations

Silicon Valley DeBug/New America Media, Video, Marlo Custodio, Posted: Aug 14, 2012

Residents and activists in one Northern California county are demanding an end to deportations of youth not eligible for Obama's "deferred action."




When Cities Privatize Parks for Profit -- Golden Gate Became Occupied Turf

New America Media, Commentary, Jonah Most , Posted: Aug 14, 2012

Outside the festival, onlookers had VIP seats to view the privatization of San Francisco's Golden Gate Park in action.




State Laws Vary Widely on Voting Rights for Felons

News 21, News Report, Maryann Batlle and Carl Straumsheim, Posted: Aug 14, 2012

A convicted felon in Maine can vote from prison while a felon in Florida may never vote again, illustrating dramatically different state rules.




Fresno's Efforts to Address High Number of School Dropouts

The Know/New America Media, Video, Miguel Bibanco/Video by Anna Jacobsen, Posted: Aug 14, 2012

California’s fourth largest school district, Fresno Unified, has begun to address its high number of school dropouts.




Temple Killings: A Teachable Moment for Sikh Youth

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

Sikh youth say the tragic events at Oak Creek earlier this month have only strengthened their sense of community and identity.




Controversial Spanish-Language Talk Show Canceled

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Aug 13, 2012

A controversial Spanish-language talk show program has been canceled, following a campaign led by GLAAD and the NHMC.




Is VP Pick Paul Ryan 'Out of Touch' with Latino Vote?

VOXXI, News Report, Raisa Camargo, Posted: Aug 13, 2012

Some Latino leaders say Mitt Romney’s selection of Rep. Paul Ryan shows he has given up on trying to woo Latino voters.




It’s Hard to Imagine a Worse Choice for People of Color Than Paul Ryan

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Aug 13, 2012

Mitt Romney’s choice of the swashbuckling, budget-cutting ideologue, Paul Ryan, as his vice presidential nominee shows that when it comes to the GOP’s economic policy, it’s same script, different cast




In Prison, Women Inmates Forge Ties That Bind

New America Media, News Feature, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Aug 13, 2012

Women behind bars, unlike men, often form relationships that last well beyond their incarceration.




Could Romney-Ryan Split the Boomer Vote? What Obama Needs to Do

New America Media, News Analysis, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Aug 13, 2012

For the Obama campaign, Mitt Romney’s VP choice of budget radical Paul Ryan should unify, not split, baby boomers on protecting entitlements for all.




Talk of HIV/AIDS Still Taboo for Koreans, Here and Abroad

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Aug 13, 2012

Many Koreans are reluctant to discuss HIV/AIDS, and their reticence may be obscuring the data on infection rates in their communities.




Looking to Mexico for an Alternative to Abortion Clinics

New America Media/The Texas Tribune, News Report, Thanh Tan, Posted: Aug 12, 2012

As Texas makes cuts to family planning services for low-income women, some women are crossing into Mexico to buy a drug reputed to cause abortion.




Concern Over Tainted Candy Grows Within Chinese Community

New America Media, News Report, Summer Chiang, Carina Hui, Posted: Aug 12, 2012

A popular Taiwanese candy was recently recalled, but consumer watchdogs say the tainted sweets are just the tip of the iceberg.




VP Ryan -- A Nightmare for The Poor And Minorities

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Aug 11, 2012

The announcement today that Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is on Mitt Romney's presidential ticket is a nightmare because it will likely further widen the income disparities between America's rich and poor.




Will Chevron Ever Come Clean?

Sierraclub.org, First Person, Michael Brune , Posted: Aug 11, 2012

For thousands of people in the San Francisco Bay Area communities of Richmond, North Richmond, San Pablo, and El Cerrito, last Monday was a night of terror as explosions and a massive fire shook Chevron's giant refinery in their neighborhood.




Something About Mary

Firstpost.com, Commentary, Sandip Roy , Posted: Aug 11, 2012

India has seized on the boxer Mary Kom story with enormous relief because there is guilt about the fact that most of us don’t even know where her state, which is largely viewed by New Delhi as a stepchild, is. In her pluck, we find a feel-good story that lets us off the hook.




What the Bronze Medal Means for Afghanistan

New America Media, First Person, Fariba Nawa , Posted: Aug 10, 2012

In a year filled with suicide bombings, school poisonings and kidnappings, including the killing of three U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan today, Rohullah Nikpah winning a bronze in taekwondo feels like winning gold to war-weary Afghans.




States Put Brakes on Immigration Legislation in 2012

Immigration Impact, News Report, Posted: Aug 10, 2012

A 2012 study found a 40-percent decrease in the introduction of immigration legislation compared to 2011.




Could President Obama Be Black President Obama?

New America Media, News Analysis, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Aug 10, 2012

President Obama still has to remind blacks on occasion that he’s not the black president but the American president.




DHS Proposes “Expanded Border” in New Mexico

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Posted: Aug 10, 2012

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now proposing to expand the geographic area Mexican nationals can travel within the state of New Mexico.




Korean Coca-Cola More Harmful Than Made-in-USA

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

A consumer group claims that Coca-Cola produced in South Korea has 24 times the amount of a harmful substance than that manufactured in the United States.




Young Richmond Residents React to Chevron Refinery Disaster

Richmond Pulse / New America Media, First Person, RP Editors, Posted: Aug 10, 2012

Young adults in Richmond share their reactions to the explosion and ensuing blaze that occurred at the Chevron oil refinery on August 6.




Long Invisible, Domestic Workers in CA Are Stepping Out of the Shadows

New America Media, Video, Cliff Parker, Jacob Simas // Op-ed: Robert Rooks, NAACP, Posted: Aug 10, 2012

Since 1938, domestic workers have been excluded from federal labor protections. Now, a worker-led movement is demanding justice.




The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Olympics 2012

New America Media, News Analysis, Hannah Palmer, Posted: Aug 10, 2012

As in previous games, this summer Olympics had its share of the good, the bad and the ugly. But new ground was broken at these games, especially in the area of gender.




NYC Bus Ads Are Latest Salvo in Pamela Geller’s Jihad

New America Media, News Analysis, Sadia Ahsanuddin , Posted: Aug 10, 2012

Bus ads placed by Geller's organization promote a dangerous narrative, one pitting "savage" Muslims against a "civilized" West.




Fil-Am Leaders Renew Voter Drive

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Aug 09, 2012

In a renewed effort to take advantage of the growing numbers of Filipino-Americans in the United States, community leaders have vowed to register families, friends, neighbors, co-workers and newly-naturalized citizens and get them to the polls in November.




Alarming Increase of Travel Related Harassment/Bans

Arab America, News Report, Posted: Aug 09, 2012

Recently the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee has experienced an increase in the number cases involving “no-fly” lists and travel-related matters.




American Muslims Stand with Sikhs Following WI. Shooting

Arab America, News Report, Posted: Aug 09, 2012

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) offered a message of solidarity with "Sikh brothers and sisters" following this week's shooting in Wisconsin.




North Korea Changing its Economic Model

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Aug 09, 2012

Pyongyang reportedly laid out new economic measures that change its state-supervised distribution system and then gave official explanations about the changes to the public.




Assam Riots: No End in Sight to Refugee Misery

New America Media, News Report, Sandip Roy , Posted: Aug 09, 2012

While much of India was enveloped in darkness last week, people in the north-eastern state of Assam were dealing with a more violent calamity.




Hunger Wars: Heat, Drought, Rising Food Costs Portend Global Unrest

TomDispatch, News Report, Michael T. Klare, Posted: Aug 09, 2012

If history is any guide, a global rise in food prices, brought on by drought, will lead to widespread social unrest and violent conflict.




Aquino Assures Flood Victims: You are Not Alone

Inquirer.net, News Report, Posted: Aug 08, 2012

Philippine President Benigno Aquino reassured those affected in the widespread floods in the country that they would be provided with food.




Former Telemundo Reporter Sues Claiming Age Discrimination

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Aug 08, 2012

Vicky Gutierrez, who won a New America Media award in 2009, has sued her former employer Telemundo and parent company NBC Universal for age discrimination.




Plan to Shrink Minimum S.F. Apartment Size Hits Snag

SF Public Press, News Report, Posted: Aug 08, 2012

A developer-backed proposal to shrink the minimum living space of a San Francisco apartment faces a delay of at least a month.




Canadian Media's Warning of Poison Cases in Vietnam - Two Tourists Died

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Aug 08, 2012

The autopsy showed that deaths of both women were not related to alcohol poising. The cause remains a mystery.




This is My Rifle, This is My Gun...

diacritics.org, News Analysis, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Posted: Aug 08, 2012

The massacre of Sikhs in Wisconsin is the culmination of a complex history of Orientalism blended with historical/cultural urges towards white supremacy.




Curiosity for Life on Mars: Our Place is in Space

New America Media, News Analysis, Andrew Lam, Posted: Aug 08, 2012

Recent discoveries and the exploration of Mars suggest that humanity is entering a post-global age.




Survey: CA’s Ethnic Minorities Want State to Act Now on Global Warming

New America Media, News Report, Rene Ciria-Cruz, Posted: Aug 08, 2012

A California survey shows Latinos and blacks are eager for government to enact global warming and greenhouse gas reduction laws.




U.S. Gun Laws: Public's Will Thwarted by Minority's Power

Firstpost.com, News Analysis, Lakshmi Chaudhry, Posted: Aug 07, 2012

The outcry for tougher gun laws following shootings in Wisconsin and Colorado may be shouted down by a more vocal minority.




N*GG*R PLEASE: A Call to Action for All

New America Media, Commentary, Trevor Baldwin, Posted: Aug 07, 2012

James Baldwin wrote that the N-word was an American invention. Now his nephew is calling for a year of refraining from use of the word.




Little Known Black History Fact: Gabby Douglas

Black America Web, News Report, Posted: Aug 06, 2012

U.S. Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas became the first African-American to win the all-around Olympic gold.




Elaine Chao Tapped to Lead Asian American Pacific Islanders for Romney

Rafu Shimpo, News Report, Posted: Aug 06, 2012

Mitt Romney announced that former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao would be national chair of his Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders for Romney community.




Mexico’s President-Elect Signals “Internationalization” of Drug War

New America Media, News Report, Louis Nevaer, Posted: Aug 06, 2012

Mexico's president-elect is preparing the country for a major escalation in its ongoing drug war.




Ban The Box: Ex-Prisoners Fight for Reentry Rights

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Aug 06, 2012

California lawmakers are among those pushing for an end to the practice of arbitrarily denying employment and housing to former felons.




Vietnamese Communist Party's Patriotism Called Into Question

New America Media, Commentary, Hao-Nhien Q. Vu , Posted: Aug 06, 2012

This week’s trial in Vietnam of three dissidents for propaganda against the state is prompting many to question whether the Communist Party is caving in to China.




7 Killed, 3 Critically Injured in Wisconsin Sikh Temple Shooting

India-West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Aug 05, 2012

An unidentified gunman walked into a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., this morning while the service was in progress and shot and killed six members of the congregation and critically wounded three others. He was killed by a policeman.




Heritage Cuisines, Indigenous Practices Address Native American Health Traumas

Indian Country Today , News Feature, Devon G. Peña, Posted: Aug 05, 2012

Elder-youth programs promoting heritage foods and traditional agro-ecology practices show Native Americans how to beat modern maladies like diabetes.




Beefed Up Border Patrol Devastates Northern Community

Equal Voice News, News Report, Kathy Mulady, Posted: Aug 04, 2012

Though 200 miles from Canada and 1,300 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border, Forks has turned into an unlikely immigration battleground.




Australian Olympic Boxer May Be Punished for Wearing Aboriginal Flag

Indian Country Today , News Report, Posted: Aug 03, 2012

Call it the T-shirt seen round the world. Australian boxer Damien Hooper entered the Olympic boxing arena in London on Monday wearing a shirt bearing the colors of the Aboriginal flag. And the International Olympic Committee (IOC) may punish him for it.




Socialympics' Turn Ugly

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Aug 03, 2012

Outraged Korean netizens are using social media to vent their anger about the Olympic Games, dubbed the “Socialympics."




Pennsylvania Voter Photo-ID Law a Poll Tax, Senator Charges

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Aug 03, 2012

Pennsylvania Senator Vincent Hughes (D) was among those who spoke at a NAM teleconference on the state's voter ID law.




No Room for Romney's 'Anglo-Saxon' Politics

The Root, Commentary, Farai Chideya, Posted: Aug 03, 2012

Mitt Romney denies an aide criticized President Obama for ignoring America's "Anglo-Saxon heritage." But Romney often fails to see diversity in U.S. roots.




Will Vietnam Legalize Gay Marriage?

New America Media, Question & Answer, Andrew Lam, Posted: Aug 03, 2012

Vietnam holds its first gay-pride parade August 5, and there’s buzz that the country will legalize same-sex marriage. But Hanoi’s Nguyen Qui Duc is skeptical.




China to Overwhelm South China Sea with Fishing Fleet

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Aug 02, 2012

China will take about 23,000 fishing boats down the Eastern Sea when the annual ban on fishing is due to expire.




At Central Valley School, A Recipe for Success

New America Media, News Report, Stephanie Espinoza, Posted: Aug 02, 2012

Overcoming the odds, including an overwhelmingly low-income student body, one Central Valley school has achieved stellar results.




California Students Harvest Education in Grape Fields

New America Media/Coachella Unincorporated, News Feature, Alejandra Alarcon, Posted: Aug 02, 2012

Students always earn for college through summer jobs, but many in California pick produce for long, hot hours also to help their families get by.




Chronicling the Dangers of Detroit's Gas Station Workers

Arab American News, News Report, Natasha Dado, Posted: Aug 01, 2012

The Arab American News spent the day at a Detroit gas station to chronicle the dangers business owners in the city face in their work environment.




FilAmMedia Celebrates Women's Gymnastics Gold

Balitang America, News Report, Posted: Aug 01, 2012

FilAm media celebrates Kyla Ross, the youngest member of the U-S women’s gymnastics team with roots in the Filipino community.




NY Consul General Settles Lawsuit With Former Maid

India-West, News Report, Posted: Aug 01, 2012

New York's Indian Consul General Prabhu Dayal has reportedly settled a case with his former maid, Santosh Bhardwaj, who had accused him of forced labor and underpayment of wages.




Judging Controversies Mar Credibility of Olympics

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Aug 01, 2012

A series of judging controversies for South Korean athletes at the London Summer Games has marred the credibility of the Olympics.




Vietnamese Pastor Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Aug 01, 2012

The pastor's protestant religion is not accepted in the state system, and the pastor was accused by the government as "hiding under the guise of religion." The Hoa Hao Buddhism is also iillegal relgion in Hanoi's eyes.




Arab American Youth Give Back This Ramadan

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Aug 01, 2012

The Lebanese American Heritage Club Young Leaders Committee (LAHC-YLC) is giving back to the needy this Ramadan.




President Nominates Ranee Ramaswamy To National Council on the Arts

Asian American Press, News Report, Posted: Aug 01, 2012

President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced his intent to nominate Ranee Ramaswamy as a Member of the National Council on the Arts.




There Are Olympians Without Countries—And Millions of Regular People, Too

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Aug 01, 2012

If you watched the opening ceremony for the Olympic games in London, it was hard to miss the self-described “independent Olympians.”




Pursuing Careers Outdoors in an Online Age

New America Media, News Report, Jonah Most, Posted: Aug 01, 2012

Choosing to pursue work outdoors, some young adults today in Northern California are defying expectations.




Baltimore Mayor Leads Suit Against Banks That May Have Cost Cities Billions

The Root, News Report, Edmund Newton , Posted: Aug 01, 2012

Baltimore is leading a lawsuit against banks that manipulated the LIBOR interest rate, possibly costing cities billions, causing them to close vital services.