AARP Experts: Entitlements Critical for Nation’s Aging Majority Minority

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Sep 30, 2012

AARP experts showed that Social Security and related programs now considered for cuts provide critical support, especially for minority families.




La Opinión Calls on CA Governor to Sign TRUST Act

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Sep 29, 2012

La Opinión argues that the TRUST Act would help repair the damaged trust between immigrant communities and law enforcement.




Risk of Disenfranchisement High for Ex-Felons

AFRO, News Report, Alexis Taylor, Posted: Sep 29, 2012

One in 13 African Americans over the age of 18 has lost the right to vote.




Music Helps Shape Latino Identity in U.S.

Vida en el Valle, News Report, Cynthia Moreno, Posted: Sep 29, 2012

"When you cross the border from Mexico to the United States, music becomes more politicized," says Jorge Andrés Herrera.




KTSF-26 Producer: Chinese-American Voters in SF Want More Representation

New America Media, Audio, Hana Baba - KALW, Interview with Kwokshu Leung, Posted: Sep 29, 2012

In the first in a NAM-KALW weekly radio series, Kwokshu Leung of KTSF-26 explains the stakes for Chinese-American voters in San Francisco.




Study: Stress Causes At Least 30% of Blacks to Retain Dangerous Levels of Salt

The NorthStar News & Analysis, News Report, Frederick H. Lowe, Posted: Sep 29, 2012

Up to 37 percent of African Americans, mostly men, retain abnormally high levels of salt in their bodies as a result of daily stress.




Richard Aoki’s Supporters: Legacy Outweighs Uncertainties

International Examiner, News Feature, Travis Quezon, Posted: Sep 28, 2012

The legacy of Richard Aoki as an activist, scholar, and educator remains at the center of recent claims that he had worked as an FBI informant.




Every 26 Seconds, a Student Drops Out of High School

Loop21, Video, Andrew Lambertson, Posted: Sep 28, 2012

Every 26 seconds, a student drops out of high school. Here's what happens when they do.




Chinese Americans’ High Stakes in Future of SF City College

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Sep 27, 2012

San Francisco's Chinese community is among the most vocal supporters of the embattled City College of San Francisco.




Elderly Baltimore Woman Battles to Keep Her Home

AFRO, News Report, Alexis Taylor, Posted: Sep 27, 2012

A Baltimore widow may lose her home of four decades because of a reverse-mortgage nightmare created by federal housing authorities.




Why Shortening Florida’s Voting Time Impacts People of Color

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

At a symposium hosted last week by New America Media, Miami’s ethnic media learned about the latest case in the battle over Florida's voting laws.




Should Media Outlets Drop the Term 'Illegal Immigrant'? Ask Someone Without Papers

ABC Univision, News Report, Posted: Sep 26, 2012

One voice was largely missing from The New York Times comment section: that of the people who will actually be described by the term.




Baja Youth Activist Disappears as Protests Spread

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Staff, Posted: Sep 26, 2012

Friends and family of Aleph Jimenez are pressing his case on the social media networks and in the streets.




The Other Death Sentence: Aging and Dying in America’s Prisons

New America Media , News Feature, James Ridgeway, Posted: Sep 26, 2012

More than 100,000 Americans are destined to spend their final years in prison—the prison of old age behind bars. Here are some of their stories.




New Study Calls For Eliminating Bail Bonds

New America Media, News Report, Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Sep 26, 2012

Some states have eliminated money bail requirements for those arrested, and others might do the same.




40 Injured in Foxconn Clashes

China Daily, News Report, Posted: Sep 25, 2012

Some 40 people were injured after clashes broke out at a Foxconn Technology Group plant dormitory in the northern Chinese city of Taiyuan.




Coachella Students Respond to Congresswoman Bono Mack

Coachella Unincorporated/New America Media, Commentary, Posted: Sep 25, 2012

Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack’s campaign told a local newspaper that her “third world toilet” emailed comments were about corruption at Duroville trailer park,




A Dream Deferred for an Alhambra Chinese Youth

Alhambra Source, Commentary, Posted: Sep 25, 2012

I'd been watching news stories about illegal immigrants for years. How is it possible, at the age of 17, I could not have known?




Indian American Talent Flourishes on Fall TV

India West, News Report, Lisa Tsering, Posted: Sep 25, 2012

Indian American actors and writers are making a mark on American TV this season — with hit shows.




How the Mayweather-Pacquiao Saga Reminds Us of the Voter ID Game

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Sep 24, 2012

This week boxing champ Floyd Mayweather was ordered by a judge to pay over $113,000 for refusing to answer questions in boxer Manny Pacquiao’s defamation lawsuit against him.




Indian Activist Urmi Basu: Sex Selection Fuels Human Trafficking

New America Media, Question & Answer, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Sep 24, 2012

Human rights activist Urmi Basu's work is featured in an upcoming PBS documentary, which is scheduled to air on Oct. 1 and 2.




‘Once It Hits Your Kidneys, Your Kidneys Are Scarred.’

Vida en el Valle, News Report, Rebecca Plevin, Posted: Sep 23, 2012

Valley Fever affects each of its victims differently. Here, one patient speaks out about how the disease has depleted her energy, weakened her immune system and scarred her lungs.




Gov. Brown Urged to Okay Translation of Ballot Initiatives

New America Media, News Report, Rene Ciria-Cruz, Posted: Sep 22, 2012

Voting rights activists are urging Governor Jerry Brown to sign into law an initiative that would require the state to translate initiative titles and summaries into minority languages for better participation in the election process.




Immigrant Mothers--Living With a Heart Divided

New America Media/Enlace, News Feature, Norma De la Vega, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Sep 22, 2012

As women debate whether they can “have it all,” some have chosen to provide for their families at all costs, even if it means leaving their kids.




Madres migrantes: con el corazón dividido

New America Media/Enlace, News Report, Norma De la Vega, Posted: Sep 22, 2012

A cambio de un trabajo, las inmigrantes sin documentos que trabajan como niñeras han pagado una cuota emocional: vivir alejadas de sus hijos.




Fil-Am Workers in CA Win Discrimination Settlement

Asian Journal, News Report, Mico Letargo and Joseph Pimentel/ AJ Press, Posted: Sep 21, 2012

Almost 70 Filipino nurses in a California hospital win close to $1 million in the largest settlement so far for a workplace language discrimination case in the U.S. healthcare industry.




Sikhs Testify at Senate Hearing on Hate Crimes

Angry Asian Man, News Report, Posted: Sep 21, 2012

The FBI currently doesn't track hate crimes against Sikhs. That means, according to the federal government, the massacre at Oak Creek technically wasn't counted as a hate crime.




A Kitchen Is The Heart of A School

New America Media, News Report, Jessica Arevalo, Posted: Sep 21, 2012

Even before Congress passed the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act in 2010, Bakersfield City School District began taking strides to make school meals more healthy and accessible, while increasing student exercise programs.




Deferred Action Leaves Some Behind and in Limbo

New America Media, News Feature, Beth Caldwell and Joel Medina, Posted: Sep 21, 2012

Obama's plan that offers a two-year “deferral” of deportation for people who came to the country when they were under 16 helps many, but excludes some.




Filipino street kid, 13, wins $100,000 peace prize

Inquirer Global Nation, News Report, Posted: Sep 20, 2012

young Filipino who lived off a rubbish dump and slept in an open tomb has won a prestigious children’s award in the Netherlands for his work to improve the rights of his fellow street kids.




Univision Interviews Barack Obama

Univision, News Report, Posted: Sep 20, 2012

For the first time in the lead-up to an election, both U.S. presidential candidates addressed Latino voters in interviews this week on Spanish-language TV network Univision.




In Univision Forum, Mitt Romney Pressed on Immigration

Fox News Latino, News Report, Posted: Sep 20, 2012

Mitt Romney faced a largely Spanish-speaking audience Wednesday night in a forum focused on Latino issues and broadcast from Miami.




Salman Rushdie to Sam Bacile: The Age of Outrage-ism

Firstpost.com, Op-ed, Sandip Roy, Posted: Sep 20, 2012

Commentator Sandip Roy examines what's behind the outrage underlying recent incidents defaming Islam that have sparked widespread anger.




Voto Latino Taps Social Media to Boost Voter Registrations

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Sep 20, 2012

Voto Latino, a non-partisan organization, is using Facebook and iTunes to augment celebrity and community activism to boost voter registrations among Latinos.




Less Soda, More Sports = Healthy Kids

New America Media, Op-ed, Dr. Jeff Ritterman, Posted: Sep 20, 2012

Why would we want to give sugar-sweetened beverages to our children, when studies have linked those drinks with obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer, among other diseases?




Eye on Arab Media: Anger Toward U.S. Widespread Before Anti-Islam Film

New America Media, News Analysis, Jalal Ghazi, Posted: Sep 19, 2012

An uptick in anti-Muslim and anti-Arab sentiments and policies by the U.S. government have fueled anger toward the United States, Arab journalists say.




Immigrants Prepare for Increased Threats Under “Show Me Your Papers” Enforcement

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernandez, Posted: Sep 19, 2012

A federal judge in Arizona yesterday lifted an injunction on the controversial "Papers, Please" portion of the state's SB 1070 immigration law.




PA Supreme Court Returns ID Law to Lower Court

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Sep 19, 2012

Pennsylvania’s photo-ID law is in limbo again, as the state Supreme Court rules to send the case back to a lower court.




Romney: The Mexican-American Candidate

HispanicVista, Op-ed, Patrick Osio , Posted: Sep 18, 2012

One commentator urges GOP candidate Romney to support tolerant immigration policies in keeping with the hospitality Mexico showed his ancestors who fled to the country seeking refuge.




China and Japan Must Show Restraint

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Sep 18, 2012

An op-ed in the Korea Times is urging restraint from Japan and China over an increasingly contentious territorial dispute.




Romney's '47 Percent' Video Goes Viral

Loop21, News Report, Posted: Sep 18, 2012

Candidate holds impromptu news conference to clarify his point.




Beyond Rhetoric: How U.S. Communities Welcome Immigrants

New America Media, Op-ed, David Lubell , Posted: Sep 18, 2012

Over the last 20 years, immigrants have made their homes in new U.S. communities without a recent history of immigration, making state and local policies to help them integrate more crucial.




Banks Threaten Elderly Veterans With Foreclosure

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Sep 18, 2012

As seniors and veterans try to fend off foreclosures, they find little relief from California's new bill to help homeowners which takes effect in January.




Who Are the 47 Percent?

The Root, News Analysis, Edward Wyckoff Williams, Posted: Sep 18, 2012

Presidential Republican candidate couldn't have been more wrong when he dismissed half of Americans as entitled freeloaders. This piece originally appeared in The Root.




Korean-American Voters for Obama

Korea Times, News Report, Jane Han, Posted: Sep 17, 2012

Despite a struggling economy, polls show the majority of Korean American voters are ready to give President Barack Obama one more chance.




La Opinión Calls for 'Cool-Headed' Diplomacy in Middle East

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Sep 17, 2012

The wave of protests by Islamic demonstrators in front of U.S. Embassies reflects the volatility of the political climate in this part of the Middle East.




Obama’s Fleeting Cairo Moment

New America Media, Commentary, George Abraham, Posted: Sep 17, 2012

The killing of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens in Libya marked the nadir of a presidency that sought to rebuild U.S. ties to the Muslim world.




As Arizona’s “Papers, Please” Law Starts—Immigrant Women Speak Out

New America Media, Video, Text: Valeria Fernández / Video: Min Lee, Posted: Sep 17, 2012

Arizona immigrants and their advocates are preparing for SB 1070’s “show me your papers” provision expected to take effect this week.




Soda Tax an ‘Opportunity to Change Richmond’s Destiny'

New America Media/ Richmond Pulse, Question & Answer, Malcolm Marshall, Posted: Sep 16, 2012

A soda tax in Richmond, says activist Doria Robinson, could help steer the city back toward optimal health.




A World of Impostors

New America Media, Commentary, Richard Rodriguez, Posted: Sep 16, 2012

A parade of imposters dominated the week Middle Eastern tragedy. Prime actors were a shadowy filmmaker, a calculating prime minister and a shifty candidate.




Fishing for Poison--Pollution, Poverty and People of Color

Environmental Health News , News Analysis, Rae Tyson, Posted: Sep 16, 2012

Studies show that few ethnic people who rely on fishing know of official warnings that fish they may catch is likely contaminated.




Assault on the Middle Class

Investigative Reporting Workshop, News Feature, Don Barlett and James Steele, Posted: Sep 15, 2012

The authors of a new book warn that current policies enriching America's wealthy have cut the ground out from its greatest asset — the middle class.




Voters May Face ‘Ballot Bullies’

Afro, News Report, Zenitha Prince, Posted: Sep 15, 2012

A new report warns that Tea Party plans to challenge voters at the polls are aimed at bullying mostly Democratic with questionable tactics.




School Discipline Top Concern for Officials, Study Finds

New America Media, Question & Answer, Vivian Po, Posted: Sep 14, 2012

A new survey of California school districts finds growing concern over discipline policies that are "vague" and ineffective at addressing core issues.




From Arab Spring to Autumn Rage: The Dark Power of Social Media

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Sep 14, 2012

That a hateful filmmaker could inflame the Middle East more effectively than Al-Qaeda shows the danger of the same social media that sparked the Arab Spring.




San Francisco Marks End of DREAM Summer

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Sep 13, 2012

Elected and community leaders met Wednesday with DREAM youth at San Francisco’s City Hall to celebrate the close of DREAM Summer.




Memo to So. California: Here Come the Smart Meters

New America Media, Event, Liz Gonzalez, Posted: Sep 13, 2012

Southern California Edison is closing in on its goal to replace nearly 5 million electricity meters with so-called smart meters.




Diary of an Organic Strawberry

New America Media/ Coachella Unincorporated, Commentary, Jesús E. Valenzuela Félix, Posted: Sep 13, 2012

An organic strawberry recounts its experiences with the worker who harvested it, and her place in the wider organic food revolution.




Should Husbands Pay Housewives in India?

First Post, News Analysis, Sandip Roy, Posted: Sep 13, 2012

A well-intentioned bill proposed in India’s would require husbands to pay their wives for house work—but raises many questions.




Romney, GOP Scrambles After Ill-Timed Obama Libya Critique

Loop21, News Report, Posted: Sep 12, 2012

Romney, GOP Scrabbles After Ill-Timed Obama Libya Critique.




Philadelphia Groups Scramble to Help Residents Get Voter ID

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Sep 12, 2012

One community journalist follows the chaos of Pennsylvania's new political landscape on voters suppression.




Who Won Masterchef Season Three?

Angry Asian Man, News Report, Posted: Sep 12, 2012

Christine, a blind Vietnamese American woman, came out on top. She is the new MasterChef.




Rediscovering and Defending Black Media

Black Star News, News Report, Staff, Posted: Sep 12, 2012

A gathering of educators, political activists and everyday listeners met in Harlem to voice support for New York's Black-owned media.




Fate of Affirmative Action Hangs on Fisher v. Univ. of Texas

New America Media, Question & Answer, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Sep 12, 2012

In Fisher v. Texas, the Supreme Ct.'s ruling could have broad implications for race-based admissions in colleges and universities nationwide.




Report Highlights Barriers to Higher Ed. for Minorities

The Philadelphia Tribune, News Report, Posted: Sep 11, 2012

According to the recently released report, a myriad of socio-economic factors continue to hinder the rate in which minorities enter higher education.




The Poor -- A Strong Swing Vote

The Washington Informer, Commentary, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Posted: Sep 11, 2012

Because the poor tend not to vote, they are often ignored by political campaigns. But this reality makes the poor potential swing voters.




On 9/11 Anniversary, La Opinión Looks Beyond Osama bin Laden

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Sep 11, 2012

On the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, editors of La Opinión argues that the United States is safer today than it was four years ago.




Arab Spring: 9/11’s Eerie, Enduring Echo

New America Media, Commentary, Behrouz Saba, Posted: Sep 11, 2012

The eleventh anniversary of 9/11 lacks the momentum of years past, though American foreign policy in the Middle East has redrawn the regional map.




Chicago Teachers Say Strike Is About More Than Money

EFE, News Report, Posted: Sep 11, 2012

Hispanic teachers in Chicago's public schools said the Chicago teachers' strike is about more than money.




Oil Sullies Coast as Department of Justice Slams BP Settlement

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Sep 11, 2012

he State of Louisiana closed a 12-mile stretch of shoreline in the Grand Isle area along with an area stretching from the shore to roughly one mile into the Gulf’s waters.




Are For-Profit Colleges the Answer for Black Students?

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Sep 11, 2012

For-profit college giant the University of Phoenix, is graduating the most college graduates of color in the nation.




97 Percent of Adults Remember Where They Were 9/11

Loop21, News Report, Posted: Sep 11, 2012

In a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, virtually all adults (97 percent) remembered where they were and what they were doing the day of the 2001 tragedy.




For Children, Stigma of Fat Worse Than Ever

New America Media, Commentary, Caie Kelley, Posted: Sep 11, 2012

Raising awareness about the dangers of being overweight, says one Bay Area teen, has also heightened the stigma around being fat.




Van Jones: Obama Can Be ‘Moved’ on Environment, Romney Can’t

New America Media, Question & Answer, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Sep 11, 2012

Van Jones, briefly President Obama’s green jobs czar, parses the presidential candidate’s environment and energy agendas.




South Korea’s Suicide Rate Remains Highest Among Developed Countries

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Sep 10, 2012

South Korea’s suicide rate is the highest among nations in the Organization for Economic Cooperation Development, according to recent OECD data.




Disillusioned by Obama, Muslim Voters Face Tough Choice

New America Media, News Report, Zaineb Mohammed, Posted: Sep 10, 2012

Four years ago, Obama enjoyed overwhelming support from Muslim American voters. Today observers say that enthusiasm has waned.




No Fee Charged at This Bank, Where People Are Put Before Profit

New America Media, News Feature, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Sep 10, 2012

Welcome to the time bank, where the unit of currency is not a dollar but an hour, where people are put before profit.




CA May Ban Sexual Orientation Change Efforts for Youth

New America Media, Question & Answer, Jessica Arevalo, Posted: Sep 09, 2012

California Senate passed Senate Bill 1172 (Sexual Orientation Change Efforts) sending it to the desk of Governor Brown.




Native Nations’ IDs and Voting Rights Cases

Indian Country, News Report, Suzan Shown Harjo, Posted: Sep 08, 2012

Native Nations’ IDs are both evidence and exercise of sovereignty, and they should stand on their own as validators of tribal citizens’ rights to vote.




U.S. Ethnic Media on the DNC: Passion, Pick-Up Lines and Possibility

New America Media, Roundup, Staff, Posted: Sep 07, 2012

A snapshot of U.S. ethnic media coverage from this week’s DNC provides a glimpse into the ways it is playing out in their communities.




DNC Conventioneers Worry About Voter-Suppression Laws

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Sep 07, 2012

Obama's supporters are worried about voter suppression laws enacted in contentious states, but remain optimistic.




Riverside a Rockstar in Healthy School Food Movement

New America Media, News Report, Liz Gonzalez, Posted: Sep 07, 2012

Riverside Unified School District is way ahead of the curve when it comes to implementing the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.




Earthquake Rocks Southwest China

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Sep 07, 2012

Sixty-seven people have been confirmed dead and 731 others were injured after multiple earthquakes struck a mountainous region in Southwest China.




K-Pop Sensation Psy Performs at MTV Awards

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Sep 07, 2012

Korean rapper-singer Psy performed the horse-riding dance from his hit single "Gangnam Style" during the MTV music awards Thursday.




Uganda & The Little League World Series

Black America Web, News Report, Posted: Sep 07, 2012

For the first time ever this year, young baseball players from Uganda made it to the Little League World Series.




Most Moving Moment in Obama’s Speech Was Not His Own Words

First Post, Op-ed, Sandip Roy, Posted: Sep 07, 2012

I admit I was a little bleary-eyed as I watched Obama accept his party’s nomination for a second term as president of the United States.




Young Conservatives Buck the GOP on Energy and Climate Change

InsideClimate News, News Report, Maria Gallucci, Posted: Sep 07, 2012

A group of young Republicans is out to persuade their party to pursue a path toward a future free of fossil fuels.




In a Primetime Magic Act, the Parties Turn Latino

Al Día, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Sep 07, 2012

The problem, according to Philadelphia newspaper Al Día, is that it's all smoke and mirrors.




Record Number of Arab, Muslim Delegates at DNC

ArabAmerica.com, News Report, Posted: Sep 07, 2012

Arab American delegates at this year’s Democratic National Convention are at a record high.




Opinion: As an LGBT Latina, the DNC’s Diversity Tells Me I’m Home

NBC Latino, Commentary, Posted: Sep 06, 2012

Rep. Mary Gonzalez, the first gay Latina to be elected to the Texas state House, descibes what it was like to spend this week at the Democratic National Convention.




Number of Black Convention Delegates on the Rise

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

If you scanned the crowds last week at the Republican National Convention looking for the faces of African-American delegates, they may have been difficult to find.




Elizabeth Warren's Native Am. Ancestry Questioned

Indian Country Today Media Network, News Report, Posted: Sep 06, 2012

With the DNC under way, U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren is facing criticism from several American Indian delegates.




In Silicon Valley, Juggling College While Running for Mayor

Illume, Question & Answer, Nashwah Akhtar, Posted: Sep 06, 2012

“I love my city,” says Aziz Akbari, an 18-year-old college sophomore running to be Fremont's youngest and the city's first Indo-American Mayor.




Local Study Shows That Orleanians Are ‘Asset’ Poor

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Mason Harrison, Posted: Sep 06, 2012

A new study shows that 37 percent of New Orleanians live in what is known as asset poverty, a category met when the liquidation of a person’s assets is not enough to provide a higher-than-impoverished standard of living.




Beneath the Same Sky: An Interview with Author David Ramirez

New America Media, Interview, Paul Imison, Posted: Sep 06, 2012

Ramirez grew up and worked the beat in El Paso, as well as in Ciudad Juárez where he worked undercover alongside Mexican agents.




The Chain-Smoking, Cane-Wielding Teacher Who Changed My Life

Firstpost.com, Profile, , Posted: Sep 06, 2012

I must just simply say what I have said many times but without really understanding the words. Happy Teacher’s Day, Father. And thank you.




DNC Message to Asian Americans: Go Vote

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Sep 05, 2012

Asian-American elected officials say Asians can be a force to reckon with only if a majority of them step up and vote.




26 States Cutting Education Budget

Loop21, News Report, Posted: Sep 05, 2012

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has revealed that 26 states will be spending less than they did the previous year on their students.




Lack of Paid Sick Days for Immigrant Caregivers Risky for U.S. Economy

New America Media/MomsRising.org, News Report, Elisa Batista, Posted: Sep 05, 2012

In 145 countries, businesses provide workers with paid sick days. But the United States isn’t one of them.




Passing Thoreau - After Suicides, a Focus on Family

Investigative Reporting Workshop, News Feature, Marilyn Berlin Snell, Posted: Sep 05, 2012

Two years ago, a spate of teen suicides shook the tiny Navajo town of Thoreau. While challenges remain, signs of hope are emerging.




La Opinión on the RNC: Lying as a Political Strategy

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Sep 04, 2012

An editorial in Spanish-language newspaper La Opinión parses some of the "half-truths" in Paul Ryan's speech at the Republican National Convention.




Voter ID Laws an Extra Challenge to Asian Americans

Asian Week, News Report, Posted: Sep 04, 2012

In an election year where just a handful of votes could sway a tight election, some states are enacting laws to make it more difficult for citizens to vote.




E. Asia Island Disputes Trigger Battling Ads in US

China Daily, News Report, Posted: Sep 04, 2012

A Chinese philanthropist has publicly called for an amicable solution to "Japan's claim on China's Diaoyu Islands" in a half-page NYT advertisement.




No layoffs for Navajo Nation

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Sep 04, 2012

There will be no layoffs when the 2013 Navajo Nation operating budget goes into effect on Oct. 1.




Passing Thoreau - Two Years On, Navajo Suicides Still Haunt Rez. Town

Investigative Reporting Workshop, News Feature, Marilyn Berlin Snell, Posted: Sep 04, 2012

Two years ago, a spate of teen suicides shook the tiny Navajo town of Thoreau. Underlying the tragedy is a mix of culture, history and grief.




The U.S. Must Avoid the Trap on East China Sea

New America Media, Commentary, George Koo, Posted: Sep 04, 2012

The US State Department is aware of the sensitivity surrounding the islands but is playing the role of strategic ambiguity badly.




Discovery of Silent Film With All-Native American Cast Has Historians Reeling

Indian Country Today, News Report, Jordan Wright, Posted: Sep 03, 2012

The recently discovered movie, The Daughter of Dawn, may be the only all-Native cast silent film ever made.




After 18 Years of “Three Strikes,” Are Californians Ready for a Change?

New America Media, News Report, Rene Ciria-Cruz, Posted: Sep 03, 2012

Shifting attitudes toward prison reform, coupled with a terrible economy, may result in California voters approving Prop.36 in November.




Rising Seas: A Coastal Town Braces for the Next 100-Year Flood

New America Media, Video, Claire Schoen and Jan Stürman, Posted: Sep 03, 2012

Chuey Cazares and his family live in Alviso, a coastal town at risk of flooding. Converting the salt ponds back to their original wetlands could save his home.




21st Century Man and the Electronic Halls of Mirrors

New America Media, News Analysis, Andrew Lam, Posted: Sep 02, 2012

More and more, people are altering their behavior in service of the digital world -- and sometimes, in disturbing ways.




From Panama to China, a Family Reconnects

China Daily USA, News Report, Wang Jun, Posted: Sep 02, 2012

For Sol de Leon, an immigrant to the U.S. from Panama, meeting her extended family in China was both a reunion and a lesson in history.




Basic Rights for Calif.’s Domestic Workers a Signature Away

New America Media, News Report, Shwanika Narayan , Posted: Sep 01, 2012

The bill, which is currently before the governor, calls for better working conditions, meals and rest breaks and overtime pay for the state's domestic workers.




Rising Seas: Creative Solutions to Stem the High Waters

New America Media, Video, Claire Schoen and Jan Stürman, Posted: Sep 01, 2012

Conservation and green technologies can no longer completely halt the impact of climate change on people, wildlife, land and water. Adapting to climate change is also necessary.




In 2012 Race, 'Pretending' Afghanistan Never Happened

New America Media, Question & Answer, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Sep 01, 2012

Four years ago Afghanistan was on the front burner in the race for the White House. This year, it gets little more than a passing reference.