ACLU Challenges AZ Ban on Driver’s Licenses for Dreamers

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Nov 30, 2012

Is Gov. Jan Brewer's decision to ban driver's licenses for DACA recipients unconstitutional or within her power as governor?

House Passes STEM Jobs Act

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Nov 30, 2012

The House of Representatives on Friday passed the STEM Jobs Act.

Civil Rights Groups Oppose FCC’s Proposal to Lift Ban on Multiple Media Ownership

Hispanic Link News Service , News Report, Luis Carlos López , Posted: Nov 30, 2012

Civil rights organizations are calling on the Federal Communications Commission to delay its decision to lift media ownership limits.

College Tuition Crisis Hits Affluent Bay Area Suburb

New America Media, News Report, Caie Kelley, Posted: Nov 30, 2012

Families in the Northern California city of Orinda are banking on scholarships in order to afford college for their kids.

Silver-Haired Retirees in U.S., China Can Be Golden Asset

Global Times , News Analysis, Rong Xiaoqing, Posted: Nov 30, 2012

Opportunities are opening for U.S. older workers, despite their difficulties. But China is missing the positive view of them as a crucial asset.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Rejects GOP Immigration Bills

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Nov 29, 2012

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus have rejected GOP immigration bills the ACHIEVE Act and the STEM Jobs Act.

Immigrant Women Lead Drop in Birth Rate

Pew Hispanic Center, News Report, Posted: Nov 29, 2012

The U.S. birth rate dropped in 2011 to the lowest ever recorded, led by a plunge in births to immigrant women after the onset of the Great Recession.

Deadline Approaches for Homeowners Seeking Foreclosure Reviews

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Nov 29, 2012

Despite the looming deadline for homeowners affected by the foreclosure crisis to apply for an independent review, applications are barely trickling in.

Amnesty Int. Accuses S. Korea of Stifling Free Speech

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

A 24-year-old South Korean joined the ranks of those targeted by the South Korean government under its National Security Law.

Most New HIV Cases Affect Young Black Men and Teens

The North Star News, News Report, Posted: Nov 29, 2012

The CDC reported in November that half of all new HIV infections in 2010 were young African American men.

Older Women Dating Reveal Too Much (Information) Online

WHYY/New America Media, News Report, Carolyn Beeler, Posted: Nov 29, 2012

Social networking by seniors nearly doubled from 2009 to 2010, but women on dating sites need to beware of exposing too much information.

John Kerry vs. Susan Rice -- The View from Latin America

COHA, News Report, Joel Jaeger, Posted: Nov 29, 2012

How do the likely candidates for Secretary of State stack up when it comes to their policies toward Latin America?

Forgotten Captive: The Most Famous Political Prisoner In Iran, News Report, Fariba Amini, Posted: Nov 29, 2012

Abbas Amirentezam should be familiar to anyone who knows the history of the U.S. Embassy take-over in 1980.

No Word From Walmart on China Closures

China Daily, News Report, Posted: Nov 28, 2012

Wal-Mart is expanding its internal bribery probe to developing markets including China as reports emerge that the company will close 100 stores there.

Kenyans in U.S. Stripped of Overseas Vote

New York Amsterdam News, News Report, Posted: Nov 28, 2012

Kenyan officials announced this week that hundreds of thousands of overseas Kenyans in the U.S., the U.K. and elsewhere would not be allowed to vote.

U.S. Tight-lipped on Possible N. Korean Missile Launch

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

The U.S. government remained guarded Tuesday about multiple reports that North Korea appears to be working toward another ballistic missile test.

Civic Empowerment Drove Progress in the 2012 Elections, News Report, Danielle Kim, Posted: Nov 28, 2012

It’s a question of access. Inviting young people into the political process is the reason why they show up, and turn out to vote.

A Slice of Pi with India a la Mode

First Post, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Nov 28, 2012

The colour and visual spendour of India tends to overwhelm any film that is set in India. And Life of Pi is no exception.

Jindal’s Refusal of Health Insurance Exchange Draws Criticism

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Christopher Tidmore, Posted: Nov 28, 2012

LA. Governor Bobby Jindal's refusal to create health insurance exchanges raises concerns about access to health care for state residents.

New iPhone App Points the Way to Black-Owned Businesses

The North Star News, News Feature, Frederick H. Lowe, Posted: Nov 28, 2012

A new app for the Apple iPhone helps users find the nearest black-owned business.

America’s Demographic Destiny—Aging Fast, But Unprepared

Physician’s Money Digest/New America Media, News Analysis, Eric Anderson, MD, Posted: Nov 28, 2012

The U.S. is unprepared for baby boomers’ rapid aging, neither able to save enough for retirement nor willing to control escalating health care costs.

ACHIEVE Act -- A 'Half-Baked Alternative' to the DREAM Act?

NBC Latino, News Report, Posted: Nov 27, 2012

U.S. Senators Jon Kyl and Kay Bailey Hutchison introduced a bill that would provide undocumented youth with a W-1 visa.

STEM Jobs Act Benefits Some at Expense of Others

ABC Univision, News Report, Posted: Nov 27, 2012

The U.S. House of Representatives could vote on the STEM Jobs Act as early as Friday.

Mexico's Peña Nieto Goes to Washington

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Nov 27, 2012

Mexico's president elect, Enrique Peña Nieto, who takes office Dec. 1, is meeting with President Obama today at the White House.

War or Peace in Mexico? Drug Cartels Declared 'Truce'

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Kent Paterson, Posted: Nov 27, 2012

The Gulf cartel, La Familia Michoacana and the Knights Templar announced a new “brotherhood” against the rival Los Zetas organization.

Family Forced to Abandon the US in Order to Be Together

New America Media, News Report, Beth Caldwell and Joel Medina, Posted: Nov 27, 2012

ICE reports that 45,000 parents of American-citizen children were deported in the first half of 2012 alone.

Obama's Mandate to Help the Poor

The Root, Commentary, Edward Wyckoff Williams, Posted: Nov 27, 2012

Obama can't afford to ignore the mandate he was so decisively given. Helping those at the bottom needs to be at the top of his list.

Mariachi Masters White House Engagement

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Nov 27, 2012

The 12 winners were drawn from the 50 finalists of over 350 entries and ran the gamut from programs that featured African dance, poetry, photography, theater, and visual arts to those like Oakland’s Youth Radio that provided training for internships in journalism and other facets of media.

"Gangnam Style" is The Most Viewed Video of All Time

Angry Asian Man, News Report, Posted: Nov 26, 2012

With over 800 million views, South Korean rap star Psy's k-pop track surpassed Justin Bieber's 2010 music video for "Baby" to take the top spot.

How the Profits Upkeep Commission Helps PG&E Pick Your Pocket

SF Public Press, News Report, Posted: Nov 26, 2012

The next time you pass a power pole consider this: Pacific Gas & Electric expects that pole to be there until the year 2357 and perhaps until 2785.

Hopi Continues to Fight Snowbowl

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Nov 26, 2012

Citing its possible effects on a threatened plant, the Hopi Tribe is seeking an injunction to stop snowmaking with treated sewage effluent at the Arizona Snowbowl.

The Shocking Details of a Mississippi School-to-Prison Pipeline

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Nov 26, 2012

The city’s juvenile justice system has operated a school to prison pipeline that shoves students out of school and into the criminal justice system.

To Vote Today: ‘All the Koreans, Over Here!’

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

The failure of state election officials to ensure a level playing field for all voters was amplified on November 6 when Korean Americans at one voting precinct site in Virginia were ordered by poll workers to form a separate line so as not to slow down the process for white voters.

As End Nears, Cancer Patient Struggles With Cost of Long Term Care

New America Media, Video, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Nov 26, 2012

For America's middle class, health care reform has done little to lower the costs of long term health care.

Homeowner Wins Twice Against Freddie Mac

Twin Cities Daily Planet/The UpTake, News Report, Bill Sorem, Posted: Nov 25, 2012

The nation’s largest mortgage company may finally be bending to public pressure. A St. Paul homeowner has scored a pair of victories against Freddie Mac that have allowed her to stay in her foreclosed home.

Is It All In Our Minds? Memory and Aging

Psychology Today/New America Media, News Report, Rita Watson, Posted: Nov 25, 2012

Experts at a recent conference on aging explored what science knows and is yet to learn about memory.

Teen Finds Redemption in Restorative Justice

The Know Youth Media / The Fresno Bee, Video, John Alex Pena, Posted: Nov 25, 2012

The life of one Fresno teenager took a positive turn after he was given an opportunity to right his wrongs, via a restorative justice program.

Returning Migrant Children Pose Educational Challenge in Mexico

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Kent Paterson, Posted: Nov 24, 2012

In Mexico, teachers are coping with the new challenge of teaching children of returned migrants who speak little or no Spanish.

Study: Education Extends Longevity—Except for Black Males

Sarasota Herald-Tribune/New America Media , News Report, Barbara Peters-Smith, Posted: Nov 24, 2012

New research on the connection between education and longevity shows substantial disparities by race and gender.

After Juvenile Hall, Middle Schooler Couldn't Shed Troublemaker Label

The Know Youth Media / The Fresno Bee, Video, Jane Carretero, Posted: Nov 24, 2012

As a Fresno middle-schooler, Jane Carretero felt judged by teachers and faculty after she returned from juvenile hall.

Chinese Scientists Aim to Prove Tai Chi’s Positive Effect on Elders

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Rong Xianqing, Posted: Nov 23, 2012

Without the scientific proof it’s hard to promote Tai Chi as truly healthful exercise for elders. Two scholars from University of Arkansas aim to change that.

Fresno Schools Look to Oakland for Restorative Justice Model

The Fresno Bee / The Know Youth Media, News Report, Heather Somerville, Posted: Nov 23, 2012

The success of Restorative Justice programs in Oakland schools has Fresno Unified looking north for answers to its own problems.

Where Did Black Radio Go?

The Washington Informer, Commentary, William Reed, Posted: Nov 23, 2012

One commentator laments the loss of substantive and local programming on Black radio.

Survey Shows Americans Support Maintaining Social Security

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Rong Xiaoqing, Posted: Nov 22, 2012

Social Security is a hot topic in the U.S. Experts said at a conference last week that many arguments are based on partisan interests--but Americans still support the system.

The Kasab Blood Lust: Public Execution as Folk Art

First Post, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Nov 22, 2012

When executions become public they also become mundane. “We got used to it,” Li said. “We would go on a field trip and then get on with our own lives.”

PSY performs on American Music Awards, and Racists Come Out on Twitter

Nikkei Review, News Report, Posted: Nov 22, 2012

Within minutes, blowback flew out over Twitter. Most of the messages were gut reactions to the irony of a song sung mostly in Korean being featured on the “American” Music Awards.

Cisco to Acquire San Francisco-Based Meraki for $1.2 Billion

India West, News Report, Richard Springer, Posted: Nov 22, 2012

An Indian American entrepreneur co-founded a technology company that was recently acquired by Cisco for $1.2 billion in cash.

Researchers Challenge ‘Idea of Intelligence’ in the Classroom

New America Media, News Feature, Kate O’Donnell, Posted: Nov 22, 2012

Researchers from Stanford are improving students' grades by showing them that intelligence is not set, but malleable.

Do American Indians Celebrate Thanksgiving?

Indian Country Today, Commentary, Dennis W. Zotigh, Posted: Nov 22, 2012

Tolerance for negative depictions of Native Americans on Thanksgiving at schools is an issue of concern for Native parents.

Will Mexico Save the Twinkie?

Univision News, News Report, Posted: Nov 21, 2012

Mexican bread company Grupo Bimbo just might be the Twinkie’s last hope.

US Gov’t Moves Forward to Implement Healthcare Law

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Nov 21, 2012

Governor Jerry Brown flexed his political muscle persuading both the California State University Board of Trustees and the University of California Board of Regents to postpone their vote that would have raised fees targeting certain students this year.

Viet Priests Un-Suspended, Out of Little Saigon Parish, News Report, Posted: Nov 21, 2012

No explanation was provided, and nobody at the Diocese was talking, citing confidential personnel issues. The two priests were allegedly not allowed back to the parish or to talk to anyone.

What Took So Long? Explaining Arizona’s Ballot Count Fiasco

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Nov 21, 2012

By the end of today, Arizona will have finally finished counting all of its ballots from the election that took place more than two weeks ago.

Homeowners Still Waiting on Billions in Foreclosure Relief

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Nov 21, 2012

More than a year after its launch, the Independent Foreclosure Review program has yet to pay out any compensation to homeowners.

After Storm, NYC’s “Basement People” Emerge from the Shadows

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Nov 21, 2012

People (some undocumented) living in illegal dwellings are especially vulnerable in times of disaster.

GOP’s Immigration Reform Ploy Won’t Sway Hispanics

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson , Posted: Nov 21, 2012

Hispanics closely parallel African Americans in that they suffer the same gaping disparities in income, health care, and education.

A los latinos: Cuidado con lo que desean

Hispanic Link News Service, Commentary, Arnoldo Torres, Posted: Nov 20, 2012

De nuevo, en vez de iniciar, optamos por exigir, por quejarnos, por pedir – o sea – reaccionamos. Esto resulta muy desconcertante.

Latinos, Be Careful What You Wish For

Hispanic Link News Service, Commentary, Arnoldo Torres, Posted: Nov 20, 2012

Liberals' call for Obama to move on immigration reform, now that Latinos have "elected him," is very disconcerting, writes the commentator.

DREAMers Call on Kris Kobach to Resign

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Nov 20, 2012

Undocumented young people are calling for the resignation of Kris Kobach.

In Korea, Daughters Now in Demand

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Nov 20, 2012

A shift in traditionally male-dominated Korea shows that today, a majority of parents want girls.

Gay-Marriage Views and the Black Gender Gap

The Root, News Report, Kelly Goff, Posted: Nov 20, 2012

Recent election data show that political support within the black community for legalizing same-sex marriage is being driven largely by women.

FCC Abandons Diversity, Embraces Rupert Murdoch

New America Media / Free Press, News Report, Joseph Torres, Posted: Nov 20, 2012

The FCC is getting ready to adopt rule changes for media ownership that would be devastating to minority media owners.

Paralyzed Arab American Put on ‘No Fly List’

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Nov 19, 2012

Jamal Rizk says that while his background is void of any criminal history, the U.S. Terrorist Screening Center has placed him on the ‘No Fly List.'

Biden to Hurricane Victims: 'You've Got a Homeboy in the Deal Who Gets It'

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Nov 19, 2012

Biden made the remarks during a visit to Seaside Heights, N.J.

The Big Military Story No One Wants to Talk About Right Now: Rape

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Nov 19, 2012

Salacious details of Gen. David Petraus’s adulterous relationship with biographer Paula Broadwell—and all of the attendant sexist framing—have eclipsed a much more important military story.

Latino Media to White House: Immigration Reform Now!

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Nov 19, 2012

Immigration reform may be retaking center stage in national media, but in the country’s Spanish-language press, it has been the lead story for years.

A 'Non-Finnomenon' -- A Real Teacher's Review

New America Media, Commentary, Matt Amaral, Posted: Nov 18, 2012

A new documentary, the author argues, trumpets the educational achievements of a country with far fewer demographic challenges than our own.

Coal Plants Smothering Communities of Color, Report Finds

The Daily Climate, News Report, Brett Israel, Posted: Nov 18, 2012

Coal plants place a disproportionate burden on poor and largely minority communities, a new report finds.

Dreams Deferred: Obama and the DREAM Act

The Root, Video, Andre Lambertson, Posted: Nov 17, 2012

Undocumented black youths praise the president's push for immigration relief.

All’s Not Fair in Sex and War: Petraeus Sex Scandal & the US Army

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Nov 17, 2012

The scandal engulfing army top brass continues a tradition of sex and the U.S. military that goes back to the days of the Civil War.

Finding Youth in a Retirement Home

India Currents, Commentary, Lakshmi Mani, Posted: Nov 17, 2012

For one elderly South Asian woman, life in an assisted living center has given her a community of friends with shared life experiences.

Outlawing Shakespeare: The Battle for the Tucson Mind

The Nonprofit Network, Video, The Nonprofit Network, Posted: Nov 16, 2012

This documentary focuses on the elimination of the Mexican American Studies program in Arizona's Tucson Unified School District.

Jesse & Joy Big Winners at Latin Grammys

Univision, News Report, Posted: Nov 16, 2012

Mexican brother-sister duo Jesse & Joy took home four awards at the 13th Annual Latin Grammys Thursday night in Las Vegas.

Oakland Schools Struggle to Overcome Academic Hump

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

Despite recent gains, Oakland Unified is struggling to reach its benchmark goals around student proficiency in core academic areas.

San Jose Salary Hike Hits Chinese Business Owners

World Journal, News Report, Posted: Nov 16, 2012

Chinese restaurateurs in San Jose say the passage of Measure D has put a strain on business.

La Opinión: In Mexico, Labor Loses Out in New 'Reforms'

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Nov 16, 2012

This is a victory for Mexican corporatism, editors conclude.

FCC Investigating Price Gouging of U.S. Prisoners

The Afro, News Report, Posted: Nov 16, 2012

A human rights group praised the Federal Communication Commission’s proposal to cap the rates charged to families of prisoners.

Michigan Ban on Affirmative Action Overturned

Inside Higher Ed, News Report, Posted: Nov 16, 2012

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that Michigan’s ban on affirmative action, enacted by voters in 2006, is unconstitutional.

Detention Watch Network: Close Down the 10 Worst Detention Centers

Detention Watch Network, News Report, Posted: Nov 16, 2012

The Detention Watch Network is calling for the closure of 10 of the worst immigration detention facilities nationwide.

Q&A: Ben Jealous Getting NAACP Back Into Fighting Form

New America Media, Interview, Rene Ciria-Cruz, Posted: Nov 16, 2012

NAACP president Ben Jealous spoke to NAM about the recent election and the organization's strategy as it enters its second century.

DC's Largest Af. American Paper Wins Court Battle

Washington Informer, News Report, Lafayette Barnes, Posted: Nov 15, 2012

The Washington Informer recently won the right to keep its designation to be considered for government contracts.

Obama Names Openly Gay Af. Am. as Federal Judge

The North Star News, News Report, Posted: Nov 15, 2012

President Obama on Wednesday nominated William L. Thomas, an openly gay African-American, as a United States District Court Judge.

Koreans Drink Most Top Range Whisky in the World

Chosun Daily, News Report, Posted: Nov 15, 2012

Korea consumed more top-range whisky aged 17 years or over than any other country in the world last year, according to a survey.

The President's New Clothes

Hispanic Link, News Report, José de la Isla, Posted: Nov 15, 2012

Obama can be the Superman on immigration that Hispanic voters hoped for or transform back into mild mannered Clark Kent.

Pending EPA Decision Threatens Water Rights for Az. Tribe

Gila River Indian News, News Report, Joshua Jovanelly, Posted: Nov 15, 2012

Efforts to reduce emissions at the Navajo Generating Station threaten access to affordable water for residents of the Gila River Indian Community.

Sports Program Takes Aim at NOLA Violence

The Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Nov 14, 2012

Two programs in New Orleans are hoping to help put a dent in the city's crime rate.

Will Racist Tweets Help Obama?

The Root, News Report, Kelly Goff, Posted: Nov 14, 2012

The proliferation of racist tweets following Obama's win may help dispel the myth that racism in America no longer exists.

Why the Voting Rights Act Likely Won’t Survive Supreme Court Review

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Nov 14, 2012

While the United States was grappling with whether or not to re-elect its first African-American president, Louisiana was wrestling over whether to appoint its first African-American Chief Justice for its State Supreme Court.

Immigration Reform in 2013?

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

President Obama said he expects to see a comprehensive immigration reform bill introduced in Congress in 2013.

First Woman of African Descent Elected to UK Parliament

The Afro, News Report, Posted: Nov 14, 2012

David Cameron's Conservative Party has quietly made history by electing the first woman of African descent to British Parliament.

N. Korean Missile Parts Seized En Route to Syria

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

North Korea tried to send missile components to Syria on a Chinese ship but the shipment was confiscated in the South Korean port of Busan earlier this year.

An Aging Immigrant Rebuilds Life, Career in U.S.

CNN/New America Media, News Report, Azadeh Ansari, Posted: Nov 14, 2012

For surgeon Sabri Shuker, life in the United States is haunted by memories of war and trauma in his native Iraq.

Women's Longevity Declining in Parts of U.S.

Connecticut Health I-Team/New America Media , News Report, Rochelle Sharpe, Posted: Nov 14, 2012

The longevity of many U.S. women is slipping not only due to obesity and smoking, but also from stressful work with little childcare.

Calif. Climate Policies to Gain Momentum in Second Obama Term

Inside Climate News, News Report, Maria Gallucci, Posted: Nov 14, 2012

A second Obama White House guarantees California a federal supporter in its crusade to slow global warming.

Dust Off Those Old Immigration Reform Deals? Not So Fast

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Nov 13, 2012

Just 48 hours after the election was called, GOP congressional leaders began promising a new push for immigration law reform.

Tobacco Farming Under Fire

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Nov 13, 2012

Tobacco farmers around the world will turn their attention to Seoul this week when officials representing more than 170 governments meet to decide their future.

Evangelical Leaders Call for Bipartisan Work on Immigration

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Nov 13, 2012

More than 150 Evangelical leaders today called on President Obama and Congress to begin working on broad immigration reform.

Time to End NYPD's Racial Profiling

New America Media, Op-ed, Linda Sarsour and Marvin Bing, Posted: Nov 13, 2012

A new piece of legislation in New York calls for the creation of an Inspector General to oversee the NYPD.

China Bashing Season Over, But Frictions Will Persist

China Daily, News Report, Posted: Nov 13, 2012

Bashing China, especially by the candidate trying to unseat the incumbent, has become a feature of nearly every US presidential campaign of the past 20 years.

Blacks and Hispanics Lost $1 Trillion in Home Equity

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Nov 13, 2012

families impacted in minority neighborhoods have lost or will lose on average, $37,084 or 13 percent of their home value.

San Francisco City College Still Risks Losing Accreditation Even After Measures Pass

SF Public Press, News Report, Posted: Nov 13, 2012

The passage of local and state education measures Tuesday added $11 million to the budget of City College of San Francisco for next year.

Tackling Voter Suppression, One Voter at a Time

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Nov 13, 2012

Volunteers in Florida and Pennsylvania helped ensure that hundreds were able to cast ballots, despite lingering misinformation and intimidation.

Irregularities Cast Pall Over Arpaio Election Win

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernandez, Posted: Nov 12, 2012

Uncounted ballots and other irregularities in Arizona are prompting calls from Latino voters and advocacy groups for a federal investigation.

Honoring Native American Veterans

Indian Country Today Media Network, News Report, Posted: Nov 12, 2012

American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Veterans have played a vital role in the United States military for over two hundred years.

Navajos Come Out Full Force for Obama

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Nov 12, 2012

It turned out that President Barack Obama didn't need the help of Navajo voters, winning re-election easily in Tuesday's election.

Undocumented Law School Grads and Students Prepare Lobby

ChicoSol, News Report, Leslie Layton, Posted: Nov 12, 2012

The DREAM Bar Association is launching a national campaign on behalf of undocumented immigrants seeking licenses to practice law.

Latino Voters’ Election Day Statement: ‘Give My Parents Papers’

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Nov 12, 2012

Edgar Vanegas was the one who cast his ballot for President Obama last Tuesday—but it’s really Edgar’s mother that the re-elected president ought to thank

Elders’ Advocates Worry Politics May Push Vital Programs Off 'Fiscal Cliff'

New America Media, News Analysis, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Nov 12, 2012

The youth vote took center stage in last week's presidential election. But it’s Americans over 50 who could have the most to gain -- and lose.

Why Arizona Is a Red State Among a Sea of Blue States

New America Media, Commentary, Juan Rocha, Posted: Nov 11, 2012

Why didn't Arizona go blue like Nevada, Colorado and New Mexico? Arizona may be one-third Latino, but demographics aren't the whole story.

Alex Esclamado, Filipino Media Pioneer and Community Advocate, Dies at 84

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Nov 11, 2012

Philippine News founder Alex Esclamado, who was also a founding member of New America Media, has died.

Election Propels Obamacare Full Steam Ahead in California

New America Media, Commentary, Spike Dolomite Ward , Posted: Nov 10, 2012

The president’s re-election moves Obamacare forward. While California’s plan to enact the law is leading the nation, more needs to be done.

Sister Helen Prejean: Prop 34 ‘Tilled the Soil’ of the Anti-Death Penalty Movement

New America Media, Question & Answer, Viji Sundaram, Interview with Sister Helen Prejean, Posted: Nov 10, 2012

Sister Helen Prejean says that despite the defeat of Prop 34 in California, the movement to abolish capital punishment is gaining momentum.

Korean Am. Voters Turned Away

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

Kum Ho Lee, 64, is a naturalized American citizen from South Korea who was all set to vote for the first time this past week.

America Goes Left -- Marriage, Marijuana, Migrants', Moms' Rights

First Post, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Nov 09, 2012

Liberals have been on the defensive, in the political closet about their values. On Nov.6, 2012, that cultural war crashed on its face.

California NAACP Sells Out to Big Ag on Genetically Modified Foods

Black Agenda Report, Commentary, Bruce A. Dixon, Posted: Nov 09, 2012

In opposing Prop.37 in California, the NAACP put profit over its responsibilities to the people.

Increasingly, New Face of Asian American Electorate is a Democrat

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Nov 09, 2012

More Asian Americans are voting Democrat, and that shift played a pivotal role in determining the outcome of Tuesday's election.

La Opinión: Obama Owes Latinos a Debt

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Nov 08, 2012

Editors of La Opinión argue that Obama should push for immigration reform because he owes his victory to Latino voters, and the GOP should support it to recover the ground they lost.

Can Marco Rubio Save the GOP? Latino Leaders Doubt It

Fox News Latino, News Report, Posted: Nov 08, 2012

The answer, they say, is to embrace and push for policies that address issues of concern to Latino voters.

Over 400,000 Votes Yet to Be Counted in Maricopa County

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Nov 08, 2012

An unusually high number of uncounted ballots in Maricopa County, Ariz. has caused an uproar among Latino voter mobilization groups.

Chinese Media Hail Congressional Wins

World Journal, News Report, Posted: Nov 08, 2012

Three Chinese Americans, including one incumbent, claimed victory in their bids for U.S. Congress following Tuesday’s elections.

Gun Owners Stock Up On Arms Over Fear of Obama's Re-Election

The Final Call, News Report, Posted: Nov 08, 2012

For firearm enthusiasts, The U.S. presidential election could mean the future of their livelihood.

Chinese Am. Political Star Rising, Along with Fears of China

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Nov 08, 2012

In the Chinese community, rapidly growing civic engagement coincides with the growing strength of the world’s number two superpower, China.

How Re-Elected President Obama Can Govern

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson , Posted: Nov 08, 2012

2013 will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington and the following year 2014 will mark the fiftieth year of the passage of the 1964 civil rights bill.

Son of Farmworkers Could Turn California County Red to Blue

New America Media / Coachella Unincorporated, News Report, Brenda Rincon, Posted: Nov 08, 2012

Democrat Raul Ruiz, the son of farmworkers from Coachella, is set to claim victory in what was predicted to be a Republican district.

Soda Tax Lost, But Richmond, Calif. Still Won (Sort of)

New America Media/Richmond Pulse, News Report, Tania Pulido, Posted: Nov 07, 2012

The lasting effect of the soda tax campaign may have less to do with people’s health, and more to do with their pocketbooks.

Hawaii Senate Election is Historical Moment for Asian American and Pacific Islanders

AsianWeek, News Report, Posted: Nov 07, 2012

Last night women of color across the country sent a clear and resounding message that equality and civil rights for all Americans must be protected, and those goals can only be achieved when we have representation that is reflective of our diverse communities.

Asian American Voters Break For Obama

Asian Week, News Report, Posted: Nov 07, 2012

Asian Americans voted for President Barack Obama in enormous numbers this election, according to the Asian American Election Eve Poll, a joint project of the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) and Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF). While only 41% identify as Democrats, Asian American voters broke for Barack Obama by a huge margin, with 72% voting for the President and 26% for Mitt Romney.

Youth Voter Turnout Remains High, Key to Obama Victory in Swing States

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Nov 07, 2012

In Tuesday’s general election, youth voter turnout remained at 2008 levels, despite previous polls showing that enthusiasm was down in 2012.

Latino Voters in the 2012 Election

Pew Hispanic Center, News Report, Posted: Nov 07, 2012

Latinos voted for President Barack Obama over Republican Mitt Romney 71% to 27%, according to an analysis of exit polls by the Pew Hispanic Center.

극심한 고통 극복 후, 오바마케어 전도하는 여성 옹호자

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Translated by Aruna Lee, Posted: Nov 07, 2012

석 달 전 나탈리 질 해밍슨은 담낭 제거 응급 수술을 받았다. 병원비로 최소 $49,000달러를 지불해야 했지만 소위 오바마케어로 불리는 건강개혁보험의 덕을 톡톡히 보았다.

Obama Looks Forward

Loop21, News Report, Posted: Nov 07, 2012

Striking a tone reminiscent of the 2004 speech that first brought him to national prominence, President Barack Obama in a victory speech early Wednesday morning urged the nation to work together "to perfect our union" as he returns to the White House after winning a second term.

Obama Wins Re-Election—and Faces a Hard, Scary Fiscal Fight

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Nov 07, 2012

The good news is that—with leadership from president and action from the Congress—the fiscal cliff can be avoided. That’s because they never wanted it come to this.

Obama Faces Test of Ties with Korea's New President

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

With U.S. President Barack Obama winning re-election, no major changes are likely in relations with South Korea.

On Election Night, Young People Tune In to See Their Impact

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Nov 07, 2012

From student loan debt forgiveness to climate change, young voters hope candidates will begin to address the issues they care about.

Md. Approves Dream Act, Same-Sex Marriage

El Tiempo Latino, News Report, Posted: Nov 07, 2012

Maryland voters on Tuesday passed the Maryland Dream Act and upheld same-sex marriage in the state.

Arpaio Opponents Raise Concerns About Provisional Ballots

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Nov 07, 2012

As election results point to a victory for Sheriff Joe Arpaio, opponents raised concerns that some voters were not allowed to cast ballots.

Obama's Win: A Tipping Point in History

The Root, News Report, Lawrence D. Bobo, Posted: Nov 07, 2012

Here's why the president's re-election is more important than his win in 2008.

Transcript of President Obama’s Election Speech

Federal News Service, First Person, Barrack Obama, Posted: Nov 07, 2012

What makes America exceptional are the bonds that hold together the most diverse nation on Earth.

Obama Wins Re-Election

Loop21, News Report, Posted: Nov 07, 2012

Returns in key battleground states give president a second term.

Raise the Wage to Raise My Son

New America Media, Video, Jean Melesaine, Ookie Robinson, Cola, Malcolm Lee, Shamako Noble, Cesar Flores, Adrian Avila, Posted: Nov 06, 2012

San Jose residents will be voting on Measure D, an initiative to raise the minimum wage in the city to $10.00, an increase of two dollars from its current levels.

In Small Ariz. Town, Election Day Is All About Arpaio

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Nov 06, 2012

For Latinos in the town of Guadalupe, Ariz., today's election is a referendum on controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Ruben Navarrette's Controversial Message to Latino Voters

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Nov 06, 2012

Conservative columnist Ruben Navarrette's controversial op-ed argues that Latino voters should not vote for president on Election Day.

Texas Threatens to Arrest International Monitors Sent to Watch Election

Final Call, News Report, Posted: Nov 06, 2012

A handful of international election monitors have touched down in the U.S. to swing by polling places when voters cast ballots for the president, but officials in the state of Texas have issued them a warning: you’re not welcome.

Climate Change: What's at Stake in Today's Election

InsideClimate News, News Report, Jason Plautz, Posted: Nov 06, 2012

How will the outcome of today's election affect federal climate action? What can we expect Obama and Romney to do?

Erasing Jim Crow Not So Easy in Alabama

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

Jim Crow, that feisty fictitious character that symbolized segregation in the South for decades, is alive, well and on the ballot in Alabama.

Sheriff Deputies, Poll Worker Harass Latinos in Swing State Colorado

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Nov 06, 2012

he Latino vote here is expected to increase 15 percent over the last presidential election, accounting for nearly 9 percent of the state’s electorate.

Obama, Romney, Whoever: Why do we even care?

First Post, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Nov 06, 2012

Having watched the elections up close in America and now from far away in India, I think it’s not just about the candidates but also about the institutions.

Stumping for ‘My’ President: How Bill Clinton Won the 2012 Election

First Post, News Analysis, Sandip Roy, Posted: Nov 06, 2012

Bill Clinton turned to the cheering crowd.“As you can see, I have given my voice in the service of my president,” he said.

Youth Say Race Matters in Presidential Election

New America Media, News Report, Various Authors, Posted: Nov 06, 2012

As Americans head to the polls today, NAM asked young people what message an Obama victory or defeat would send.

Voter Turnout Expected to Rise Among Students

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Nov 06, 2012

It is predicted that voter turnout among young people, especially college students, will be higher than before.

A Teacher's Case for Prop 30: Put Your Vote (& Money) Where Your Mouth Is

New America Media/Nguoi Viet, News Report, Ky-Phong Tran, Posted: Nov 05, 2012

One of the major presidential candidates has dismissed 47 percent of the American population but you can never, ever dismiss someone’s story.

Voting Rights: Election Counties Required to Provide Spanish

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

On Tuesday, Salt Lake County will become the first county in Utah to provide Spanish-language translation at the polls.

Coalition of API Leaders and Organizations Supports Proposition 34

Rafu Shimpo, News Report, Posted: Nov 05, 2012

A broad coalition of leaders in the Asian and Pacific Islander community are speaking out in support of Proposition 34.

If Latino Vote Is High, Obama Will Carry 4 Key Swing States

Latino Decisions, News Report, Posted: Nov 05, 2012

A new poll released Monday by impreMedia & Latino Decisions suggests President Obama is poised to win a record high share of the Latino vote.

Tea Party Group Blocks Florida Voters, Stops Water Handouts at Polls

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Nov 05, 2012

Tea party activists in Florida’s largely black and electorally significant Interstate 4 corridor have worked furiously to put a damper on what has been a record-setting turnout thus far.

Farm Workers Left Out of Prop.37 Discussion, But Have a Stake

New America Media / Coachella Unincorporated, Commentary, Jesús E. Valenzuela Félix, Posted: Nov 05, 2012

The debate around Prop. 37 hasn't included farm workers, but the fact is they could benefit greatly if the measure is approved.

Where Voter-ID Laws May Decide the Election

The Root, News Report, Keli Goff, Posted: Nov 05, 2012

Some fear new regulations endanger black voter turnout in these battleground states.

Missing Out: Political Ads, Spanish-Language TV and the Latino Vote

New America Media, News Analysis, Joseph Torres and Josh Stearns, Posted: Nov 05, 2012

An estimated $3 billion will be spent on political ads this year, but a relatively paltry amount has been spent on Spanish-language ads, particularly by third-party groups.

Latino Power Brokers Pulling For Prop. 31

New America Media, News Report, Juan Esparza Loera, Posted: Nov 05, 2012

Proposition 31 could give Latino lawmakers more of a say on Capitol Hill.

Immigrant Workers Quietly Aid Hurricane Recovery Effort

Ponte Al Dia, Commentary, Ponte Al Dia editorial, Posted: Nov 04, 2012

Low-skill immigrants aren’t on the candidates’ lips, and yet those are precisely the ones who will dig us out of Sandy’s ravages.

Minorities, Poor Breathe Worse Air Pollution, Study Finds

Environmental Health News, News Report, Cheryl Katz, Posted: Nov 04, 2012

Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, St. Louis and Fresno are among the metropolitan areas with unhealthful levels of fine particles and large concentrations of poor minorities.

'Scratch Food' Trumps 'Plastic Food' in Escondido High Schools

New America Media, Video, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Nov 04, 2012

When high schools in Escondido, CA did away with prepackaged foods, they saw student participation in their meal program soar.

Budget Woes Threaten Lifelong Learning Classes at S.F. City College

SF Public Press , News Report, Lissette Alvarez , Posted: Nov 03, 2012

San Francisco City College’s budget crunch threatens free adult classes in such vital areas as ESL, job training and the arts. Prop 30 would save some of them.

Field Poll: Ethnic Voters to Determine California's Political Course

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Nov 03, 2012

California has more ethnic minority voters than ever before, and their votes will shape state politics -- in 2012, and for years to come.

Issues, Not Race, Drive Ethnic Media Endorsements for Obama

New America Media, News Report, NAM staff, Posted: Nov 02, 2012

While ethnic media editors cited Obama’s policy positions and accomplishments during his first term, issues of race or identity politics were scarcely mentioned.

The Science of Racism: Radiolab’s Treatment of Hmong Experience

Hyphen , First Person, Kao Kalia Yang, Posted: Nov 02, 2012

An National Public Radio show has sparked outrage among Hmong Americans for what some call the disrespectful treatment of the Hmong experience.

Transgender Immigrant Fears for Her Life If Deported

MundoHispánico, News Report, Johanes Rosello, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Nov 02, 2012

For one Honduran immigrant who is applying for asylum, the fight to stay in the United States could be a matter of life or death.

Election 2012 and the Deep Racial Divide

Edward Wyckoff Williams, News Analysis, Posted: Nov 02, 2012

From John Sununu's Colin Powell swipe to grim polls about racism, it's clear that hope and change is so 2008.

Por ser transgénero, teme por su vida

MundoHispánico, News Report, Johanes Rosello, Posted: Nov 02, 2012

Los crímenes en contra de la comunidad LGBT en Honduras se dispararon tras la caída del gobierno de Manuel Zelaya en 2009.

Sergio Romo's 'Illegal' T-Shirt Makes Headlines

Univision 14, News Report, Posted: Nov 01, 2012

It's the T-shirt that everyone is talking about.

Navajo Nation Loses Another Code Talker at Age 90

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Nov 01, 2012

George Smith, 90, of Sundance, N.M., died Tuesday at Gallup Indian Medical Center in Gallup, according to a news release from the Office of President and Vice President.

Salvada de un dolor "insoportable", una mujer aboga por Obamacare

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Nov 01, 2012

Natalie es uno de los millones de adultos jóvenes que sin ACA habría carecido de cobertura de salud.

Right to Translator of Choice Invigorates Houston Voters

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

Federal law allows a voter to have a translator of choice present-- like a friend or a family member – even inside the voting booth.

Piedmont High Students Talk About 'Sex Fantasy League' -Degrading Girls Is the Air Boys Breathe

New America Media, Commentary, Sean Shavers, Posted: Nov 01, 2012

At the high school I attended -- known as a hood school -- we didn't have anything quite like the League. But degrading the opposite sex is part of the air young men breathe.