Florida Early Voters Show Up in Huge Numbers Despite Suppression Effort

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Oct 31, 2012

Despite setbacks such as Gov. Rick Scott’s HB 1355, which undercut voter registration drives, reinstated harsh felony voting restrictions and his notorious purge program, voters turned out in record numbers.




In Hurricane’s Wake, Ethnic Media Are a Lifeline to Immigrants

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Oct 31, 2012

As Hurricane Sandy bore down on the East Coast, many ethnic media in the tri-state area served as a lifeline to their respective communities.




School District's Fate Hangs on Prop 30

New America Media/Richmond Confidential, News Report, Jennifer Baires, Posted: Oct 31, 2012

California’s Legislative Analyst’s Office estimates that the combined taxes from Prop 30 would bring in $6 billion annually for the first four years.




Hate Groups: Preparing for an Obama Win?

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

The Root spoke with a white supremacist, as well as a hate-group expert, about how racists see Nov. 6.




State Defunding Erodes Promise of College for Next Generation

New America Media, Op-ed, Michelle Pilati, Diana Wright Guerin, Robert Powell, Posted: Oct 30, 2012

California families are feeling the consequences of these cuts in access and affordability. Young people, particularly those from middle income families, have been asked to shoulder a growing tuition burden.




New Billboard Declares, 'MLK Was a Republican, Vote Republican'

Loop21, News Report, Posted: Oct 30, 2012

New ad campaign featuring Republican MLK is a bit misleading.




In Tijuana, Deported Moms Struggle to Reunite with Kids

New America Media, Video, Text: Irma Herrera / Video: Cliff Parker and Carlos Cota-Estevez, Posted: Oct 30, 2012

At one shelter in Tijuana, deported mothers navigate the complicated process to reunite with their U.S.-citizen children.




Former Gambian Prisoner's Fast Track to Success, Imprisonment and Freedom

Washington Informer, News Report, George E. Curry, Posted: Oct 30, 2012

Amadou Scatred Janneh, one of two Gambians with dual American citizenship released from prison as a result of a mission by Jesse Jackson.




Will Natarajan Be the First Indian American Mayor of Fremont, Ca?

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Oct 30, 2012

The mayoral race is crowded, with the three front-runners being Steve Cho, a Republican, Natarajan and Bill Harrison, a Democrat and City Council member like her.




U.S. Monument for 'Comfort Women' Defaced

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Oct 29, 2012

A historic monument at a U.S. public park to commemorate Korean women forced into sexual slavery by Japanese troops during the World War II has been vandalized.




Offensive Use of Yellowface in ‘Cloud Atlas'

Rafu Shimpo, News Report, Posted: Oct 29, 2012

The Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA) is criticizing the new Warner Brothers motion picture “Cloud Atlas” — promoted as artistically groundbreaking because its actors swap racial and sexual identities — as business-as-usual in its exclusion and offensive yellow-faced renditions of Asian people.




Anti-Black Sentiment Up in US, Poll Shows

The Root, News Report, Posted: Oct 29, 2012

A new poll conducted by the Associated Press shows that Americans have an increased prejudice against African Americans. Researchers from Stanford University, the University of Michigan and NORC at the University of Chicago gathered the data, and experts aren't surprised by the results.




Suppression Surges as Election Nears

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Oct 29, 2012

With a little more than a week before Election Day, grassroots campaigns are hoping to maximize voter participation among often disenfranchised communities.




Hurricane Sandy's Enormous Potential Impact on the Election

Loop21, News Report, Posted: Oct 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy has descended upon the East coast and looks poised to do yet unfathomable damage.




Latino Voters' Enthusiasm Up Again in Final Week

Latino Decisions, News Report, Posted: Oct 29, 2012

Latinos are more enthusiastic and more likely to vote than ten weeks ago when the initial poll was fielded.




In Arizona, Latino Mormons at a Crossroads

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernandez, Posted: Oct 29, 2012

Latino Mormons in Arizona are divided over their support for the Republican challenger and their stance on immigration.




Saved From “Excruciating” Pain, Young Woman Advocates for Obamacare

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Oct 29, 2012

Like millions of young adults now covered under Obamacare, Natalie Jill Hamingson didn’t think much about health care reform--until she needed surgery.




The Black Catholic Dilemma: How Would Jesus Vote?

The North Star News, News Report, Angela Dodson, Posted: Oct 28, 2012

Black Catholics confront a moral dilemma in the upcoming presidential election: vote with their church or vote with Obama.




In Richmond, English Learners Get Assist From Volunteers

Richmond Pulse/New America Media, News Feature, Edgardo Cervano-Soto, Posted: Oct 28, 2012

A new writing program in Richmond is targeting English Language Learners, the fastest growing group of students in American public schools.




Educating San Franciscans for Over 75 Years

New America Media, Op-ed, Kathleen White, Posted: Oct 27, 2012

For 75 years City College of San Francisco has been there for the city. This election season, the school is hoping voters will show their appreciation.




Why American Chinatowns Must Change

PRI’s The World , First Person, Jason Margolis, Posted: Oct 27, 2012

The Atlantic’s provocative, “The End of Chinatown” as we know them, raises questions on how they can evolve as immigration from China declines.




Eye on Elections: Muslim Voters Disappointed With Obama, Wary of GOP

New America Media, Interview, Hana Baba, Posted: Oct 26, 2012

Four years ago, Muslim American voters turned out for Obama. This year, that support appears to have turned into disappointment.




El equipo de Romney está luchando por conectarse con los latinos de Nevada

PRI's The World , News Report, Jason Margolis, Posted: Oct 26, 2012

La campaña republicana acaba de abrir una oficina en Nevada, un estado donde sólo 17 por ciento de los votantes prefieren a Romney.




Demand for Cantonese Services High at City College

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Oct 26, 2012

With San Francisco's community college facing possible closure, the city's Cantonese speaking residents fear losing vital services.




Vote Early, Vote For … It’s Not Always Easy to Register

Indian Country Today , News Report, Mark Trahant, Posted: Oct 26, 2012

As both parties promote early voting and Obama got endorsed by Colin Powell, some like Navajo speaker Agnes Laughter are fighting for their right to vote.




One Year On, In-fighting Plagues Occupy Oakland Movement

Oakland Local, News Report, Eric Arnold, Posted: Oct 25, 2012

One year since police clashed with Occupy Oakland protestors, divisions within the movement appear to be growing.




Colin Powell Endorses Obama

The Root, News Report, Posted: Oct 25, 2012

Endorsing President Obama for a second term, Colin Powell said he was "not comfortable" with GOP candidate Mitt Romney's economic plan."




Bashing China to Win the White House

New America Media, News Report, Summer Chiang, Posted: Oct 25, 2012

Chinese media say the strategy of bashing Beijing to win votes isn't new, and has more to do with American anxiety over the economy and jobs.




Filipino Americans Fear Calif. Prop. 32 Will Silence Workers

New America Media/Asian Journal, News Report, Joseph Pimentel, Posted: Oct 25, 2012

Consumer advocates and union officials at a recent media briefing worried that if California’s Prop. 32 passes if could silence voices of Filipino and other workers.




Arizona Campaign Builds Against “America’s Toughest Sheriff”

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

America’s self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff,” Joe Arpaio, is leading for re-election, but bilingual opposition is mounting to defeat him.




La difícil tarea de entender las iniciativas electorales

New America Media/La Opinión, News Report, Araceli Martínez Ortega , Posted: Oct 24, 2012

Las proposiciones que son la más difícil de entender también son las que más impactan la clase media.




LAUSD Revamped School Lunch Program Gets Thumbs Up from Students

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Oct 24, 2012

Los Angeles Unified School District has recently revamped its school meals, encouraging students to be healthier.




2012 WA. Governor’s Race a Head to Head Match

International Examiner, News Report, Travis Quezon, Posted: Oct 24, 2012

Aside from getting Washington State’s wavering economy back on track, the next governor is set to inherit a number of pressing issues.




My Anger Turned Me Into a Cyberbully

YCTeen, Commentary, Otis Hampton, Posted: Oct 24, 2012

For one young writer, the Internet became the space where he could turn the table on years of being bullied.




Voter Suppression Laws Cast Chill on Af-Am Community

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

African American media say for some voters, suppression efforts in several states are already having their intended effect.




Busting Through Ballot Confusion in California

New America Media / La Opinión, News Analysis, Araceli Martínez Ortega, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Oct 24, 2012

California voters face confusing ballot measures. La Opinion’s Araceli Martínez Ortega cuts through the tangle on taxes and other issues up for a vote.




La Opinión Endorses Obama

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Oct 23, 2012

An editorial in Spanish-language newspaper La Opinión argues that "there is no clearer choice for Hispanic voters than to re-elect President Barack Obama."




Activist Russell Means Walks On

Indian Country Today Media Network, News Report, Posted: Oct 23, 2012

Russell Means has been called the most famous American Indian since Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse.




With China, US Must Rethink Meaning of 'Partnership'

China Daily, News Report, Posted: Oct 23, 2012

In the last of three rounds of US presidential debate, both candidates framed China as a partner for the first time.




In Debate, Africa at Center of International Security

New America Media, Commentary, Chido Nwangwu, Posted: Oct 23, 2012

Forty seconds into Monday's presidential debate, Africa was placed front and center of America's international security concerns.




Obama Wins Debate 3 But It Might Not Matter

The Root, News Report, Posted: Oct 23, 2012

Obama bested Romney in the final match, but history shows that could be irrelevant.




Why Obama Brought Class Size Into Last Night’s Foreign Policy Debate

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Oct 23, 2012

Obama’s couched his education reform agenda in a global competitiveness frame for years, and he repeated his talking points again last night.




For School Districts, Anxiety Grows as Prop 30 Vote Nears

New America Media/Nguoi Viet, News Report, Ha Giang, Posted: Oct 23, 2012

The fate of Proposition 30 will have a major impact on the education of every school district budget for years to come.




Study Reveals Disparities in Juvenile Justice

Asian American Press, News Report, Posted: Oct 23, 2012

Youth-of-color are disparately represented at all stages of justice-system processing in Minnesota, according to a report from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs.




Team Romney Struggling to Connect with Nevada’s Latinos

PRI's The World , News Analysis, Jason Margolis, Posted: Oct 23, 2012

Only 17 percent of Nevada Latinos support Mitt Romney, but he recently opened an office in Las Vegas hoping to cut just enough into Obama’s lead.




Stakes High In Takano's Race For U.S. House

Rafu Shimpo, News Report, Gwen Muranaka, Rafu English Editor in Chief , Posted: Oct 23, 2012

Mark Takano, a Riverside native, is in a close contest for new 41st Congressional District seat.




Californians Face Crucial Vote on Schools

EdSource, News Analysis, Posted: Oct 22, 2012

EdSource has prepared an infographic to help reduce voter confusion over two initiatives dealing with funding for the state's struggling public schools.




How the Next President Will Sway Higher Education Policy

Asian Week, News Report, Posted: Oct 22, 2012

In less than a month, millions of Americans will head to the polls and cast their ballot for one of two fundamentally different visions for America, and our higher education system.




Obama vs. Romney: Top 5 Foreign Policy Differences

Loop21, News Report, Posted: Oct 22, 2012

Candidates will go head to head on their world views in their final presidential debate Monday night.




Food Stamp Bashing, Race, and the Bi-Partisan Attack on the Safety-Net

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Oct 22, 2012

It’s at first a little perplexing why Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are the only ones to talk explicitly about poverty in recent debates.




California’s Pickiest Eaters Grade New School Lunches

New America Media, News Report, Jacob Simas / NAM Youth Wire reporters, Posted: Oct 22, 2012

Defying stereotypes, peer interviews with students on lunch lines reveal that most want more food, fresher food and greater variety.




Pakistani Assemblywoman: Girls’ Education Key to Ending Terrorism

New America Media, Question & Answer, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Oct 22, 2012

Khushbakht Shujat of Pakistan's National Assembly argues that the attack on Malala has energized the movement to empower women.




Don’t Get Carjacked in Maricopa County

New America Media/La Opinión, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Oct 21, 2012

For undocumented crime victims to qualify for a U-visa, where the crime occurs can be as critical as the case itself.




Víctimas de crímenes a merced de la política anti-inmigrante en Maricopa

New America Media/La Opinión, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Oct 21, 2012

Mientras entra en efecto una parte de la ley SB 1070, un fiscal del condado Maricopa impone barreras para el acceso a visas que pueden proteger a víctimas.




Part 2: Why Indian Americans Should Pick Obama

Khabar, Commentary, Parthiv N. Parekh, Posted: Oct 21, 2012

The myth that Republicans are the champions of business and the economy stands in stark contrast with the reality.




Part 1: Why Indian Americans Should Pick Romney

Khabar, Commentary, Sadanand Dhume, Posted: Oct 20, 2012

Interests, values, and history all suggest that the natural political home for Indian Americans is the GOP, argues the commentator.




Eye on Elections: Fil-Am Journalist Explains the GOP Appeal

New America Media, Audio, Hana Baba, KALW, Interview with Henni Espinosa, Posted: Oct 20, 2012

TV reporter Henni Espinosa explains why more Filipinos are expected to vote, and why they might be leaning toward Romney.




AZ Gives Spanish-Language Voters the Wrong Election Date

La Opinión, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Oct 19, 2012

Editors of La Opinión wonder what is behind a mistake in Arizona's voting materials, which gave Spanish-speakers the wrong election date.




Indigenous Communities Rise Up in Mexico

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Kent Paterson, Posted: Oct 19, 2012

An indigenous community in the Mexican state of Michoacan has erected barricades and seized control of security matters.




For Those in Poverty, City College a ‘Lifeline’

New America Media, First Person, Philip Standing Bear, Ingrid De Leon, V. Park Castro, Tony Robles, Posted: Oct 19, 2012

City College of San Francisco, under threat of possible closure, is a vital resource to many of the city's impoverished residents.




DOMA Ruled Unconstitutional

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

A federal appeals court in New York struck down the Defense of Marriage Act on Thursday.




In California, Students and Parents Prefer the New School Lunches

New America Media, News Report, Suzanne Manneh and Jacob Simas, Posted: Oct 18, 2012

A new poll finds that in California, students and parents are pleased with the healthier meals being served at school.




NAACP President: Minnesota Is ‘More Like Mississippi Than It Should Be’

Spokesman-Recorder, News Report, Charles Hallman, Posted: Oct 18, 2012

Minnesota is among the worst in black unemployment and graduating rates, and near the top in black incarceration rates.




Haiti’s Homeless Fight Back

PRI's The World, News Report, Amy Bracken, Posted: Oct 18, 2012

Nearly three years after the Haiti earthquake, about 400,000 remain homeless. But these days, there’s some push-back.




Do US Colleges Have 'Too Many' Chinese Students?

China Daily USA, News Report, Chen Jia, Posted: Oct 18, 2012

Cash-strapped universities in the United States are increasingly competing over Chinese international students, who pay a higher tuition.




First U.S.-China University Founded

China Daily USA, News Report, Wang Hongyi and Cheng Yingqi, Posted: Oct 17, 2012

The first U.S.-Chinese college, NYU Shanghai is expected to welcome its first students next year from across the world.




Latino Vote at Play in Second Debate

VOXXI , News Report, Raisa Camargo, Posted: Oct 17, 2012

Some say Mitt Romney's use of the term "illegals" signaled the wrong tone with many Latino voters.




Obama, Romney Finally Face Off on Immigration

NBC Latino, News Report, Posted: Oct 17, 2012

In the second presidential debate, Romney called undocumented immigrants “illegals,” while Obama used the word "undocumented."




Five Mitt Romneys, None Electable

First Post, Commentary, Lakshmi Chaudhry and Sandip Roy, Posted: Oct 17, 2012

In last night's town hall, Mitt Romney committed five unforced errors, from Romney's "binders full of women" remark to his Lybia gaffe.




Romney Scores With Gun and Bible Toters

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Oct 17, 2012

In the second presidential debate, Romney scored points with white, rural voters on the issues of guns and Bibles.




Romney's Bain Capital Is Sending Many Jobs to China the Day Before the Election

Truth Out, News Report, Posted: Oct 17, 2012

On the day before an election that's supposed to hinge on jobs, taxes and the middle class, Bain Capital, the company Mitt Romney founded, will close the doors of a factory in Freeport, Illinois, and ship 170 good, high-tech jobs to China.




Presidential Debate: Top 10 Questions That Weren’t Asked

New America Media, Roundup, Staff, Posted: Oct 17, 2012

From the drug economy to the longevity gap, these are the top 10 questions that weren't asked in last night's town hall.




For San Francisco, Decision Time on City College

New America Media, Video, Article: Peter Schurmann / Video: Min Lee, Posted: Oct 16, 2012

With four seats on the CCSF Board of Trustees up for election, the future of CA's largest city college is in the hands of San Francisco voters.




Deported Dad Granted Visits With His Children, But Not His Parental Rights

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Oct 16, 2012

Montes has been singularly focused on his three young kids since he was deported nearly two years ago for driving violations.




Could Catholics Tip the Balance for Death Penalty Repeal?

New America Media, News Report, Rene Ciria-Cruz, Posted: Oct 16, 2012

Proponents of the initiative to repeal the death penalty are praying that the Catholic Church might make a difference.




Asian American Vote Could Swing Tight Elections

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

The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) determined that more Asian Americans are voting than ever before.




Oakland at Center of Anti-Prop 32 Campaign

New America Media/Oakland Local, News Report, Jennifer Inez Ward, Posted: Oct 16, 2012

In Oakland, labor organizers and advocates are building momentum in their effort to educate voters about Prop 32.




Poll: Obama Slightly Down Among Latinos

Latino Decision, News Report, Posted: Oct 15, 2012

Enthusiasm among Latinos voters has dropped, indicating the race may have turned more into a matter of turnout.




Romney Closing Gap Among Florida Hispanic Voters

El Nuevo Herald, News Report, Posted: Oct 15, 2012

Mitt Romney is closing the gap with President Barack Obama among Florida's Hispanic voters, according to a new poll.




Four hundred trees cut down to make way for Endeavour

Carib Press, News Report, Posted: Oct 15, 2012

Former shuttle commander Mark Kelly, who captained Endeavour’s final flight, said he hoped the spacecraft would become an inspiration for future generations of astronauts.




Independent Study Slams N.O. Judicial System

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Oct 15, 2012

The report calls for better use of the city’s scarce financial resources in fighting crime, improved use of criminal data, better coordination among city agencies and says City Hall “must lead” the other areas of the local criminal justice system in order to streamline their operations and achieve the other recommendations.




Pak-Am Rapper Slams Taliban Over Girl's Shooting

New America Media, Video, Zaki Syed, Posted: Oct 15, 2012

A Pakistani-American rapper pays tribute to Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old girl who was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman for speaking out about women's rights.




Presidential Debates Ignore Other Big Ticket Items

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Oct 14, 2012

Over and over again, the two U.S. presidential candidates have debated the deficit reduction, job creation and staunching Iran's nukes, but should they be ileaving out of the conversation the nation's soaring poverty rate, overcrowding in public schools and prisons, and the foreclosure debacle?




Taxpayers Spend Millions on Valley Fever in Prisons

Vida en el Valle , News Report, Rebecca Plevin, Posted: Oct 14, 2012

Californians are locked into contributing to the cost of treating state inmates sickened by valley fever. A yearly price tag of $23 million to guard and care for patients in outside hospitals doesn't even take into account what the state prison system racks up treating valley fever within the prison walls.




Fil-Am GOP Leader Lauds Romney-Ryan Economic Plan

New America Media, News Report, Odette Keeley , Posted: Oct 13, 2012

Although a recent survey suggests that Filipino-Americans are generally more supportive of Governor Mitt Romney's vision for the country, the debates so far have not convinced them -- especially some seniors -- about it.




VP Debate Moderator Flubs Social Security, Medicare Question

New America Media, Commentary, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Oct 13, 2012

Pundits scored the Biden-Ryan debate like a boxing match and praise moderator Martha Raddatz, but on badly flubbed on Medicare and Social Security.




US Speedskating Coach Jae Su Chun Resigns Amid Pressure

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Oct 12, 2012

U.S. short-track speedskating coach Jae Su Chun resigned on Thursday and has been suspended through the 2014 Winter Olympics.




Prostate Cancer Hits African American Men Especially Hard

New America Media, News Report, Erin Marcus, Posted: Oct 12, 2012

Prostate cancer hits black men especially hard. One out of every five black men will be diagnosed with the disease during his lifetime, and five out of 100 will die from it.




Fisher v. Texas: A View of Affirmative Action from Brazil

New America Media, Op-ed, Tanya K. Hernandez, Posted: Oct 12, 2012

As the U.S. Supreme Court weighs the future of affirmative action in higher education, Brazil's high court unanimously upheld affirmative action in its public universities just this past April.




Maritza Lizeth Felix Named Best Spanish-Language Journalist

Phoenix New Times, News Report, Posted: Oct 11, 2012

The Phoenix New Times awarded Maritza Lizeth Feliz best Spanish-language journalist for 2012.




How Diversity Trumped Equity—and May Kill Affirmative Action

Colorlines, News Analysis, Posted: Oct 11, 2012

Affirmative action has resisted multiple attempts on its life. But this week, opponents will take another whack at it.




Eye on Elections: Latino Voters Decry Gov. Brown's Vetoes

New America Media, Audio, Hana Baba, KALW, Interview with Marcos Gutierrez, Posted: Oct 11, 2012

"Hecho en California" host Marcos Gutierrez says Latinos are frustrated with Gov. Brown's vetoes of bills that aimed to promote immigrant rights.




Korean Rapper's Gangnam Video Big Youtube Hit

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Oct 11, 2012

Since Psy didn’t try to crossover, but the phenomenon nevertheless crossed him, why not continue to do what he does best?




Celebrating Chávez Monument, But Where Are Farm Workers Now?

New America Media, Video, Ivan Delgado, Aurora Saldivar, Johnny Flores, Posted: Oct 11, 2012

Last Monday's unveiling of the César Chávez National Monument offered an opportunity to both celebrate and reflect.




Is the Sky Falling on Obama? Quick, Let’s Take Another Poll

New America Media, Op-ed, Sandip Roy, Posted: Oct 11, 2012

A flurry of polls on the U.S. presidential race tells us one thing: we're addicted to polls, notes one commentator.




Japanese Scientist Named Co-Recipient of Nobel Prize for Medicine

Rafu Shimpo, News Report, Posted: Oct 10, 2012

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet on Oct. 8 decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2012 jointly to John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka.




City College Board of Trustees Candidates Debate, FRIDAY, OCT 12 at 11AM

New America Media, Event, Vivian Po, Posted: Oct 10, 2012

Candidates vying for seats on the seven-member CCSF Board of Trustees will gather at New America Media on Friday, Oct. 12 to discuss their plans to preserve one of the city’s most vital institutions.




Health, Education Trump Economy for Latina Moms

BabyCenter en Español, News Report, Posted: Oct 10, 2012

A recent online survey found that health and education are more important to U.S. Latina mothers than the economy in determining who they are planning to vote for in the presidential election.




Pesticides Harm Kids' Health and Intelligence, Study Finds

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Oct 10, 2012

More than 500,000 children born each year in the United States are affected by a development disorder. A new study shows a link to pesticide use.




New Mexico Immigrant Advocates Hail Court Action

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

Immigrant advocates in New Mexico praised a court settlement that ended a controversial driver’s license certification program.




NASA Engineer David Oh Explores Mars, The New Frontier

Koream Journal, Question & Answer, Oliver Saria, Posted: Oct 10, 2012

Meet David Oh, the NASA engineer who is helping to put a human face on Mars exploration.




Coping With Depression in a Foreign Land

New America Media, Video, Nick Ciorogan, Posted: Oct 10, 2012

In Boston, an immigrant mother from the Dominican Republic strives to build a better life for her kids, while battling mental illness.




The Indian American Contenders

India Currents, News Report, Rishi Kumar, Posted: Oct 10, 2012

Is success in the political realm a pre-requisite for Indian Americans to truly entrench themselves in America?




CA Gas-price Surge Hits Small Businesses in SF’s Chinatown

New America Media, News Report, Summer Chiang, Posted: Oct 09, 2012

The gas price spike is driving business away from San Francisco Chinatown.




Homeless Korean American Twin Sisters Live in Limbo

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Oct 09, 2012

Korean broadcasting station SBS recently aired a one-hour documentary about the Korean American twin sisters living on the streets of our nation’s capital.




Roberts Court May Have Last Word in Long Debate Over Affirmative Action

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Oct 09, 2012

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas, a case many court watchers believe will lead to the functional end of affirmative action in higher education.




Coming Out and Living As a Double Minority

International Examiner, News Feature, Collin Tong, Posted: Oct 09, 2012

His first exposure to other gay students came in June 1995 when the university opened an on-campus center for gays, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered students.




New Constitutional Amendment Needed to Protect the Right to Vote, Advocate Claims

New America Media, Question & Answer, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Oct 09, 2012

The struggle over state-sponsored legislation limiting or redefining how and when citizens can vote has generated contentious debate. Judith Browne Dianis, co-director of the Advancement Project, a non-partisan organization dedicated to civil rights and racial justice, has been a vocal opponent of state photo-ID laws and other restrictive measures. In an interview with New America Media’s Khalil Abdullah, Browne Dianis explains why she has concluded a new amendment on the right to vote to the U.S. Constitution is necessary.




5 To-Dos for Obama Before His Next Debate

The Root, Commentary, Keli Goff , Posted: Oct 09, 2012

So what should President Obama be doing between now and his next debate with Mitt Romney, while the focus is on this week's vice presidential matchup?




Philippine Govt Strikes Peace Accord With Muslim Rebel Group

GMA News, News Report, Posted: Oct 08, 2012

The international community today congratulated the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) for finalizing a peace agreement.




Court Rules On Grace Sung Eun Lee's Right to Die

Angry Asian Man, News Report, Posted: Oct 08, 2012

A state appeals court ruled that a terminally ill woman who has been locked in a legal battle with her parents, has the right to die: Court rules that Grace Sung Eun Lee's wish to die will be granted.




Youth Voter Registration Lags in LA, State's Poor Areas — UCSD Study

Civic LA, News Report, Posted: Oct 08, 2012

Voter registration rolls of young Californians swelled between 2002 and 2010, but young voters remain unrepresented and unevenly distributed across the state




Overseas Vietnamese Send $20 Billion Home Every Year

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

Remittances and investments by overseas Vietnamese reach nearly $20 billion a year, contributing significantly to the country’s economic development, a government official said.




Are True the Vote’s Poll Watching Activities Illegal?

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Oct 08, 2012

Elijah Cummings had seen enough to believe voter suppression might be in the queue for Election Day.




Obama ‘Bundlers’ Helping Him Outraise Romney

Loop21, News Report, Posted: Oct 08, 2012

Whether high profile or grassroots, influential donors key in money race.




Q&A: Obama a 'Voice' for Native Americans

Indian Country Today Media Network, Question & Answer, Rob Capriccioso, Posted: Oct 08, 2012

In the first Q&A between an American president and Native media, Pres. Obama says he is a voice for Native Americans in the White House.




Latino Voter Registration ‘In High Gear’ for Nov. 6 Election

New America Media, News Analysis, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Oct 08, 2012

Despite challenges, groups leading Latino voter registration expect 12 million to cast ballots Nov. 6—including 650,000 new Hispanic voters.




Will Youth Bubble Up for Richmond, CA “Soda Tax” Vote Despite Industry Millions to Fizzle It?

New America Media/Richmond Pulse, News Report, Malcolm Marshall, Posted: Oct 07, 2012

As Richmond, Calif.’s anti-obesity soda tax heads for a vote, Nov. 6, corporate spending against it is huge—but its success may rest with young voters.




Richmond Refinery Fire Unites Communities Divided

Equal Voice News, News Report, Kathy Mulady, Posted: Oct 06, 2012

The smoke cloud that erupted following August's Chevron refinery fire woke neighboring communities to Richmond's struggles.




Voter Apathy Could Hurt Obama in Virginia

New America Media, News Report, The North Star News, Posted: Oct 06, 2012

Whether Pres. Obama will hit a homerun in Virginia is still a major concern for some who are working hard on voter turnout.




Wisconsin Gurdwara Gunman’s Group Plans Music Fest

India West, News Report, Posted: Oct 05, 2012

The white supremacist group that Oak Creek, Wisc., gurdwara gunman Wade Michael Page was a member of has planned a two-day music festival in Boise, Idaho.




Giant ‘Comfort Women’ poster erected in Time Square

Asian Correspondent, News Report, Posted: Oct 05, 2012

A poster erected in New York’s Time Square is an attempt to continue the conversation of Japan’s WW II atrocities overseas.




Beyond the Call of Duty and Service

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

Filipino American Lieutenant Frederick Atienza is one of six United States Navy Sailors currently being featured in the U.S. Navy campaign Honoring Navy Achievement.




Latinos a ‘Core Conservation Community,’ Poll Finds

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Oct 05, 2012

A new poll shows California Latinos strongly back environmental measures, though more data is needed on the regional level.




New “Golden Age of Oil” Collides With Planetary Realities

TomDispatch.com , News Analysis, Michael T. Klare , Posted: Oct 05, 2012

Fossil-fuel advocates herald a new “Golden Age of oil” to kick-start the economy. While that’s not likely—fracking, tar sands, etc., promise to damage the earth.




Debate Exposed Gap Between Candidates’ Health Plans for Ethnic Communities

New America Media, Commentary, Judith A. Stein and Joe Baker, Posted: Oct 05, 2012

This week's debate exposed flaws in the Romney-Ryan health—especially for ethnic elders—including how ending Obamacare would harm them.




Burma Task Force Protests Suu Kyi Visit

New America Media, News Report, Shwanika Narayan, Posted: Oct 04, 2012

Muslim Burmese in the Bay Area protested during a visit here by famed activist and Nobel Peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi.




Racial 'Bleach Bombing' at UT?

The Root, News Report, Posted: Oct 04, 2012

The University of Texas at Austin will make race-related news Oct. 10 when the Supreme Court hears arguments about the constitutionality of its affirmative action policy. B




CCSF Trustee Santos Reaches Out to Chinese Media

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Posted: Oct 04, 2012

City College of San Francisco Trustee Rodrigo Santos dropped by the offices of the Chinese-language Sing Tao Daily this week.




Politics Aside, There’s No Debating the Scary Facts of Romney’s Tax Policy

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Oct 04, 2012

In his debate with President Obama last night, Mitt Romney took another step in a process begun with his 47 percent comment: a reevaluation of whether he knows the U.S. well enough to serve as its president.




Debate Recap: Romney Bullies His Way Past Obama In Denver

Loop21, News Report, Posted: Oct 04, 2012

Pundits, bloggers and voters seem to agree that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney drove a Mack truck over President Barack Obama.




Red Tie vs. Blue Tie -- Impressions of the Debate

New America Media, Commentary, NAM Contributors, Posted: Oct 04, 2012

NAM reached out to our network of contributors, including authors, experts and advocates for their responses to the first presidential debate.




Reading Romeo and Juliet on an iPad

New America Media, Commentary, Caie Kelley, Posted: Oct 04, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan's call to make textbooks "obsolote" has one high school student contemplating what might be lost.




Increasing the Relevance of Minority Voters, from an Ethnic Media Perspective

New America Media, News Analysis, Julie Pham, Posted: Oct 04, 2012

According to the Public Disclosure Commission and a survey of local ethnic media, less than $30,000 was spent across 27 ethnic media outlets for campaign advertising in 2011.




Phoenix City Council Considering Local ID for Undocumented Immigrants

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Oct 04, 2012

The Phoenix City Council is considering a local ID card available to undocumented immigrants affected by the anti-immigrant law, SB 1070.




Nguyen Chi Thien, Vietnamese Dissident Poet Passed Away in Santa Ana

New America Media, News Report, Nguyen Khoa Thai-Anh, Posted: Oct 03, 2012

Nguyễn Chí Thiện, Vietnam dissident poet passed away quietly at 73 in a Santa Ana hospital after refusing life support.




Gov. Brown’s Veto of Domestic Workers Bill Angers Caregivers

Asian Journal, News Report, Joseph Pimentel, Posted: Oct 03, 2012

Saying that signing the bill into law could cost the state nearly $200 million, California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights.




Here's How Romney Should Debate Obama

The Root, News Report, Posted: Oct 03, 2012

The first presidential debate is finally here, and the once-nervous chatter of many inside the GOP has turned to outright groans about the state of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.




Michelle Obama: ‘Our Journey is Far, Far From Finished!"

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Oct 03, 2012

First Lady Michelle Obama, speaking to a standing-room-only dinner crowd of more than 2,000 mostly African Americans Satur­day night, drew from the experience of the Civil Rights Move­ment to inspire people to vote.




Michelle Obama: ‘Our Journey is Far, Far From Finished!"

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Oct 03, 2012

First Lady Michelle Obama, speaking to a standing-room-only dinner crowd of more than 2,000 mostly African Americans Satur­day night, drew from the experience of the Civil Rights Move­ment to inspire people to vote.




My Safety or My Family -- Immigrant Women Seek Voice in Debate

New America Media, Op-ed, Norma Ortiz, Posted: Oct 03, 2012

A former undocumented immigrant and victim of domestic violence says neither candidate has addressed the concerns of women like her.




From Death Penalty to Taxes, California Ethnic Voters to Flex Ballot Muscle

New America Media, News Report, Zaineb Mohammed, Posted: Oct 03, 2012

A new Field Poll shows California ethnic voters favor both education-related tax initiatives on the ballot and differ significantly with whites on issues, such as the death penalty.




PA Voter ID Law Halted - For Now

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Oct 02, 2012

A ruling to temporarily halt Pennsylvania's voter ID law has drawn cautious optimism from voting rights advocates.




Minnesota Voters Raise Their Diverse Voices for Voting Rights

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Oct 02, 2012

When Minnesota voters head to the polls this November, they’ll decide on whether to amend their state’s constitution to “require all voters to present valid photo identification to vote.”




Vietnamese American Woman Won MacArthur Fellowship

Writing Like An Asian, News Report, Posted: Oct 02, 2012

As the MacArthur Foundation website notes, in her current work, Lê continues to document instances of staged warfare, highlighting how "landscapes transformed by war and other forms of military activity blur the boundaries between fact and fiction."




Expert Says Lack of Marriage Education is Contributing to Increased Divorce Rates in America

Asian Week, News Report, Posted: Oct 02, 2012

Recent studies by the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) indicated that the ratio of new marriages to divorce is 2 to 1. That means, for every 2 new marriages that occur, there is 1 divorce case happening.




Will Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Lighten Women's Load?

Loop21, News Report, Posted: Oct 02, 2012

Bill would outlaw firing women over reasonable accommodation requests.




Louisiana Gov. Jindal Seeks to Redirect Hurricane Relief Funding

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

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is seeking to shore up the state’s early childhood education program for low-income preschoolers by diverting $20 million in federal disaster aid to the Cecil J. Picard Early Childhood Program.




Shell Oil Presses Supreme Court to Deprive Torture Victims of Justice

America’s Wire Writers Group, Commentary, Bashe Yousuf, Posted: Oct 02, 2012

Bashe Yousuf, a torture victim from Somalia, was among plaintiffs who won a $21 million lawsuit against his Somali torturer in Federal Court.




Thousands Make Last Plea to Include Climate Change in Presidential Debates

Inside Climate News, News Report, Jason Plautz, Posted: Oct 02, 2012

Aside from Mitt Romney's recent jab at Barack Obama, climate change has been largely under the radar in the campaign.




Federal Report Calls for Cuts, Ignores Americans’ Retirement-Security Crisis

New America Media, News Analysis, Larry Polivka, Posted: Oct 02, 2012

A report for Congress calls for cutting programs like Medicare, and urges people to save and work longer. But it ignores the retirement crisis most will face.




Taco Truck Founder Arrested in Korea for Fraud

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Oct 01, 2012

A prominent food truck entrepreneur was arrested by South Korean authorities for an alleged real estate scam from 14 years ago.




Vietnam’s Plan for New Museum Derided as Costly, Careless

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

The government has said nothing to indicate it will amend plans for the new natural history museum.




Chinese Youth at Higher Risk of Suicide

Alhambra Source, News Report, Posted: Oct 01, 2012

Chinese parents often have high expectations for their children, standards that can cause psychological issues and may lead to their children attempting suicide.




Pennsylvania Argues Voters Are ‘Frustrated,’ Not ‘Disenfranchised’

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Oct 01, 2012

The latest hearing in the pitched battle over Pennsylvania’s voter ID law closed in Commonwealth Court yesterday and now Judge Robert Simpson has plenty to mull over, including the true definition of “disenfranchisement.”




Study: 1 in 3 Asian-American Voters Is Undecided

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Oct 01, 2012

Asian Americans have been trending Democratic in their voting patterns but remain highly independent in party allegiances.




Autism on the Rise and a Young Mother's Struggle

Alhambra Source, News Feature, Monica Luhar, Posted: Oct 01, 2012

24-year-old Olga Chinchilla struggles to raise her 6-year-old son Anakin who was diagnosed with autism at 22 months of age.