Indian Rape Protests Foretell Feminist Spring

New America Media, Video, Video by Min Lee/ Story by Viji Sundaram, Posted: Dec 31, 2012

Protests in India over the brutal gang rape and later death of a 23-year-old student portend an Arab-style Feminist Spring.

U.S. Senate Extends Warrantless Wiretapping Under FISA

The Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Dec 31, 2012

The Senate agreed on Friday to approve an extension of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

Check ‘n Go Borrowers Eligible For $4.3 Million in Refunds

SF BayView, News Report, Posted: Dec 31, 2012

A three-month outreach effort aims at identifying Check ‘n Go borrowers whose online installment loans may entitle them to significant repayments.

What One 23-Year-Old Taught Us

First Post, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Dec 31, 2012

In all the stories about the 23-year old rape victim, it’s worth remembering this: She didn’t want to become a symbol, she just wanted to go home.

When Traffic Stops Go Bad -- How Cops Demean Black and Brown Men

New America Media, Commentary, Jarrette Fellows, Jr. , Posted: Dec 31, 2012

Traffic stops by police in urban communities go bad far too frequently because of patrol policies that demean and rob minority residents of their dignity.

Climate Science Makes an 11th-Hour Comeback in 2012

InsideClimate News, News Report, Katherine Bagley, Posted: Dec 31, 2012

Climate change was a politically taboo subject during nearly all of 2012. What a difference a superstorm makes.

A Death Retold: Q&A with Filmmaker Ryan Coogler

New America Media, Question & Answer, Lani Conway, Posted: Dec 30, 2012

Richmond-Calif. native Ryan Coogler makes his film debut with "Fruitvale," inspired by the real-life killing of Oscar Grant by BART police in 2009.

Pretty in Plastic -- K-Pop and Korea’s Plastic Surgery Boom

KoreaAm Magazine, News Report, Seunghwa Madeleine Han, Posted: Dec 30, 2012

As K-pop continues its rise across the globe, some Koreans worry the industry’s “pretty” idols are encouraging the rise of another phenomenon.

The Only Job I Can Do--A Young Mother’s Farm Work Story

New America Media, First Person, David Bacon, Posted: Dec 30, 2012

Young farmworker Lorena Hernandez, a single mother from Mexico, describes her toil with little chance for education—and a future.

NRA: Inspired by Black Panthers?

The Root, Commentary, Richard Prince, Posted: Dec 29, 2012

In Oakland, Calif., in the ’60s, the Black Panthers brandished guns in public, resulting in laws that scared rural whites—inspiring the NRA.

Immigrants Become the New Media Makers for a New Europe

New America Media, News Feature, Raj Jayadev, Posted: Dec 29, 2012

Will Europe sink into racism or accept its new diversity? New media can challenge anti-immigrants, say advocates who gathered in Prague.

Spanish Literacy Obstacle for Some Seeking “Deferred Action”

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Dec 28, 2012

Low literacy skills in both English and Spanish could hinder hundreds of thousands of potential applicants for the "Deferred Action" program.

Overcoming Depression: A Young FilAm Shares His Experience

The FilAm, Commentary, Ryan Gajudo Macasero, Posted: Dec 27, 2012

For one young Filipino American, coming to terms with depression meant overcoming both personal and cultural challenges.

Social Paranoia Feeds U.S. Gun Culture

New America Media, Commentary, Rene Ciria-Cruz, Posted: Dec 27, 2012

A lack of confidence in the state and the belief that the individual is the final guarantor of safety fuels America's rampant gun culture.

Poor Would Be First to Barrel Over Fiscal Cliff

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Dec 27, 2012

As President Obama bargains with the GOP to avoid going over the “fiscal cliff,” GOP proposals remain the primary threat to low-income Americans.

'Django Unchained': A Postracial Epic?

The Root, Commentary, Hillary Crosley, Posted: Dec 26, 2012

Quentin Tarantino's brutal film may center on a superhero slave, but any deeper meaning is arguable.

Pink Ribbons to Haiti

PRI's The World, News Report, Joanne Silberner, Posted: Dec 26, 2012

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Having breast cancer here often means no care at all.

Latinos Definirán Reglas Sobre Envejecimiento

HuffPost Voces/New America Media, News Analysis, Yolanda Gonzalez Gomez, Posted: Dec 26, 2012

Para ancianos Paula y Manuel Cisneros, cada día es un verdadero reto de sobrevivencia, y un retiro apacible sólo luce como un sueño muy distante.

Despite Poverty Today, Latinos May Define Rules in Aging America

HuffPost Voces/New America Media, News Analysis, Yolanda Gonzalez Gomez, Posted: Dec 26, 2012

A peaceful retirement looks like a very distant dream to Paula and Manuel Cisneros. Like other Latino elders, they find aging in the U.S. a struggle against poverty.

Birds Do It. Bees Do It. So Why Shouldn’t Grandparents Do It?

California Health Report, News Report, Matt Perry, Posted: Dec 25, 2012

Grandma or Grandpa having sex? Even in nursing homes? Why not? The right of intimacy is challenging ageist attitudes on later life sexuality.

Canadian Tribal Leader Resolute in Hunger Strike

Indian Country Today Media Network, News Report, David Ball, Posted: Dec 24, 2012

Teresa Spence is demanding a meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper to fix the broken relationship with Indigenous Peoples.

Why Does Media Want to Give Delhi Rape Victim a Name?

First Post, News Analysis, Sandip Roy, Posted: Dec 24, 2012

One newspaper calls her Nirbhaya. A television channel calls her Amanat. Or Damini. The 23-year-old rape victim is undergoing a rebirth of sorts in the media.

In Fixing Schools, Bay Area City Looks to Harlem Model

Youth Radio/New America Media, Video, Robyn Gee, Posted: Dec 24, 2012

In Hayward's Jackson Triangle neighborhood, a federal grant is helping to improve schools by focusing on the needs of the community.

In Chicago, Iraqi Refugees Carry Memories of War

Chicago Is the World, News Report, Ashlee Rezin, Posted: Dec 23, 2012

A community of Iraqi refugees in Illinois is working to confront the lasting psychological effects of war and violence.

After Newtown, Central Valley Youth Want Safer Schools

We'Ced/New America Media, Commentary, Staff, Posted: Dec 22, 2012

Students in one rural California town say that more needs to be done to improve school safety in the wake of last week's massacre.

S. Korea’s First Female Leader - Redefining Gender Roles?

New America Media, News Report, Aruna Lee and Peter Schurmann, Posted: Dec 22, 2012

For Korean-American women in the Bay Area, South Korea's first female president may not represent a step forward for women.

DHS Deports Record Number of People in 2012

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Dec 21, 2012

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Friday announced that the agency had deported 409,849 individuals in 2012.

أسرة عراقية أمريكية تعيش كابوس العقوبات

PRI's The World, News Report, آنا بويكو- وهيروك, Posted: Dec 21, 2012

كلمة المحرر: كان العراقي المدعو شاكر حمودي يدير محلا للمواد الغذائية في مدينة كولومبيا بولاية ميزوري، أما الآن فإنه يقبع في سجن فيدرالي بولاية كانزاس متهما بإرسال أموال إلى أقاربه في العراق في التسعينات منتهكا بذلك العقوبات الأمريكية المفروضة على العراق آنذاك. من ناحيتها فإن عائلة حمودي قد تقدمت بالتماس للرأفة من الرئيس أوباما.

Anti-Islam Law Denied

The Muslim Observer, News Report, Posted: Dec 21, 2012

Last week, Muslims nationwide were urged to take action against HB 4769, better known as the Anti-Islam Legislation.

New Psychiatric Manual Approved Despite Criticism, News Report, Pamela MacLean, Posted: Dec 21, 2012

A controversial revision to the psychiatric guide to mental disorders is approved over strong opposition.

'O Jacintha, We’re Just Kidding'

New America Media, Commentary, George Abraham, Posted: Dec 21, 2012

The suicide earlier this month of Jacintha Saldanha points to a lingering British tendency to treat those from former colonies as the “chattel they once were.”

Mayan Calendar: Start of New Era or End of the World?

EFE, News Report, Posted: Dec 20, 2012

Central American governments and Mayan organizations are organizing festivities to celebrate Dec. 21, 2012.

Jenni Rivera and the Cultural Gap

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Dec 20, 2012

Jorge Ramos writes that media coverage of the death of singer Jenni Rivera illustrated a massive cultural disconnect.

Iraqi-American Family Caught in Sanctions Nightmare

PRI's The World, News Report, Anna Boiko-Weyrauch, Posted: Dec 20, 2012

An Iraqi American who sent money to his relatives in Iraq was arrested for violating U.S. sanctions. Now he's petitioning Obama for relief.

The ABCs of Hmong

Hyphen/New America Media, Video, Momo Chang, Posted: Dec 20, 2012

An elementary school in South Sacramento is home to the only Hmong dual-language immersion program on the West Coast.

Cancer’s Lonely Soldier -- Dr. Jackson Orem of Uganda Cancer Institute

PRI's The World, Video, Joanne Silberner, Posted: Dec 20, 2012

Dr. Jackson Orem of the Uganda Cancer Institute argues that cancer deserves the same attention given to AIDS and malaria.

The Newtown Tragedy - Is School Security the Answer?

New America Media, Question & Answer, Anna Challet, Posted: Dec 19, 2012

Author and journalist Annette Fuentes discusses the factors that create safe and secure schools.

Entrepreneurship One Answer for Aging Boomers As Jobs Dwindle

El Semanario/New America Media, News Feature, Cristina Frésquez, Posted: Dec 19, 2012

As older workers face year-plus unemployment periods and worry about secure retirement, some are finding small-business help as new entrepreneurs.

Chinese-Am Parents Want More School Security

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Dec 18, 2012

In the wake of the Newton, Conn.-school shooting, Chinese American parents are calling for stepped up security at schools.

Will Obama Cry for Inner City Youth?

New America Media, Commentary, David Muhammad , Posted: Dec 18, 2012

One commentator says that the tragedy in Newtown is a reminder that there is similar carnage carried out every day in the streets of America’s inner cities.

The Breast Club -- Victoria Finds Sisterhood and Hope

PRI's The World, Video, Oscar Durand, Sonia Narang, Posted: Dec 18, 2012

When Victoria Contreras was diagnosed with breast cancer, she rediscovered hope at the Breast Club, a local support group in Lima, Peru.

After Newtown, Teachers Are the New Heroes

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Dec 18, 2012

Sandy Hook principal Dawn Hochsprung and teacher Victoria Soto, who died defending their students, brought heroism back to the profession.

In Small-Town Conn., a History of Youth Suicides

New America Media, Commentary, Allen Meyer, Posted: Dec 17, 2012

Like Newtown, Conn., Bethel is an idyllic New England town where alienation goes along with affluence.

Urban Lives Saved by Suburban Gun Mayhem

The Root, Commentary, Kelly Goff, Posted: Dec 17, 2012

It's a sad truth that our leaders only talk gun control when unspeakable tragedy hits close to home.

S. Carolina Names Tea Party-backed Af. American to US Senate

North Star News, News Report, Posted: Dec 17, 2012

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley today named U.S. Rep. Tim Scott to serve out the remaining term of U.S. Senator Jim DeMint.

Peru Reverses Ban on Police in Same-Sex Relationships

EFE, News Report, Posted: Dec 17, 2012

The Peruvian government on Friday reversed a ban on police officers being in same-sex relationships just days after the ban was passed.

No Relief For Iraqi Refugees, One Year After U.S. Withdrawal

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

One year after its troops left Iraq, the U.S. government is washing its hands of an epic refugee crisis that it helped create.

Vigil Honors Teacher Who Died Defending Her Students

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Dec 17, 2012

Hundreds of people gathered at a vigil to honor teacher Victoria Soto, who died while defending her students at Sandy Hook Elementary.

Nearly 205K Deportations of Parents of U.S. Citizens in Just Over Two Years

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Dec 17, 2012

The federal government conducted more than 200,000 deportations of parents who said their children are U.S. citizens in a timespan of just over two years, according to new data obtained by The figures represent the longest view to date of the scale of parental deportation.

Latest DACA Approval Numbers Released by USCIS

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Dec 17, 2012

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released the latest numbers on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative.

Alberto Gutierrez: Not Just a Professor, but a Teacher

El Nuevo Sol, News Feature, Karla Henry, Posted: Dec 17, 2012

Alberto Gutierrez has overcome many challenges on his path to becoming a professor, mentor, earning his doctorate from UCLA.

Why Is the FCC Fighting the Coalition of the Ascendant?

National Journal, News Analysis, Wade Henderson and Michael Copps, Posted: Dec 16, 2012

The media keeps telling us how changing demographics are reshaping our nation -- so why are they trying to stay so homogeneous?

Meet Kung Fu Film Pioneer Chung Chang-wha

Koream Journal, News Feature, Posted: Dec 16, 2012

Chung experienced the devastation of war firsthand; he remembered the collapse of a bridge over the Han River and seeing people plunge to their deaths.

Greater Hartford Residents Mourn Victims in Massive Shootings

The Hartford Guardian, News Report, Posted: Dec 15, 2012

The massive shooting that occurred about 45 minutes from the capital city of Connecticut hit close to home for Angela Harris.

Sandy Hook School Massacre Presents Fresh Challenge to President Obama

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson , Posted: Dec 15, 2012

A compassionate and tearful President Obama minced no words following the Sandy Hook, Connecticut school massacre and demanded action.

Can Black Clergy Reframe AIDS Fight?

The Root, News Report, Keli Goff, Posted: Dec 15, 2012

African Americans now lead the nation in new cases of the HIV virus, and AIDS is the third leading cause of death among black men and women ages 35 to 44.

Doctor's Word: Why Bridging Practitioners to Elder Research Makes Sense

Physician's Money Digest / New America Media, News Analysis, Eric Anderson, Posted: Dec 15, 2012

One doctor finds he and his colleagues need to pay more attention to what researchers on aging are learning about improving care for seniors.

Wrong Budget Deal Could Push Low-Income Families Off “Fiscal Cliff”

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Dec 14, 2012

Even if a bipartisan budget agreement is reached, it may not be enough to stop poor families from tumbling over the "fiscal cliff."

Shooting in Newtown Kills 27, Gunman Dead

The Hartford Guardian, News Report, Posted: Dec 14, 2012

There have been an estimated 31 school shootings since the shooting at Columbine in 1999.

Blacks Still Go Hungry

The Afro, News Report, Freddie Allen, Posted: Dec 14, 2012

Black families experience food insecurity at a rate double that of white families, reports the Dept. of Agriculture.

King Memorial to Lose Controversial Quote

The North Star News, News Report, Posted: Dec 14, 2012

The U.S. Secretary of the Interior announced that alterations will be made to a paraphrase carved into the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial.

Korean American Detained In North Korea

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Dec 14, 2012

Bae, who visited North Korea several times in the past, has been involved with a Protestant religious movement, a U.S. official said.

Fate of Coal Plant Sparks Controversy in Navajo Nation

New America Media / Gila River Indian News, News Report, Joshua Jovanelly, Posted: Dec 14, 2012

The Navajo Generating System is at the heart of a controversy made more complex by looming EPA emissions standards.

Gaza Youth: Growing Up In 'The World's Largest Jail'

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Dec 14, 2012

For those working with traumatized youth in Gaza, the question of healing becomes more one of perseverance.

$1 Million Gift to Fund Undocumented Students' Scholarships

Latino Ed Beat, News Report, Posted: Dec 13, 2012

The Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Foundation is providing UC Berkeley $1 million to support scholarships for undocumented students.

STEM Jobs Bill Could Drown in Partisan Quagmire

India-West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Dec 13, 2012

The bill would also re-open the “V” visa category, which is allocated to families of permanent U.S. residents.

Holiday Remittance: Caring for Family Abroad, News Report, Ling Ling Zhang, Posted: Dec 13, 2012

According to the World Bank, 215 million international migrants transferred about $372 billion to developing countries in 2011, up from $332 billion in 2010.

New Garden Grove Vietnamese American Councilman Gets Sworn in, Proposes, News Report, Posted: Dec 13, 2012

After taking the oath of office, Phan sprung a surpise. He walked over to his girlfriend Cindy Pham in the audience, went down on one knee, produced a ring and asked her to marry him.

'Keeping Families Together' Campaign Kicks Off in DC

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

A coalition of immigrant rights groups launched its “Keeping Families Together” campaign in Washington, D.C., to call for comprehensive immigration reform.

Affordable Care Act ‘Bridge’ Programs Bring Relief to the Uninsured

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

Federal health care reforms don't fully kick in until 2014, but thousands of California's uninsured are already benefiting from county-run programs.

For Bay Area Latinos, City College Altered Life’s Trajectory

New America Media / El Mensajero, News Report, Ricardo Ibarra // translation by Jacob Simas, Posted: Dec 13, 2012

Its future still cloudy, CCSF has for decades been a gateway to success for those with few other educational opportunities.

Children's 'Wish for the Holidays' -- Immigration Reform

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

Dozens of children gathered on Capitol Hill to deliver thousands of letters in a campaign called A Wish for the Holidays.

Latino Leaders Announce 2013 Campaign for Immigration Reform

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

Leaders of national Latino organizations announced on Wednesday a new campaign to push for comprehensive immigration reform in 2013.

Campus Police Kill Bipolar Graduate Student

The North Star News, News Report, Posted: Dec 12, 2012

California State University-San Bernadino police on Saturday shot to death an unarmed black graduate student who suffered from a bipolar disorder.

Fired From TV for Explaining Black Hair?

The Root, News Report, Posted: Dec 12, 2012

A black female meteorologist was fired from an ABC affiliate for responding to a racial remark posted by a viewer on the station's Facebook page.

Colorado Compact -- A Bipartisan Push for Immigration Reform

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

The effort is similar to compacts in Utah, Iowa and Indiana that set forth principles to guide the state’s immigration discussion.

Ravi Shankar Was Our Columbus

First Post, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Dec 12, 2012

Ravi Shankar was our Columbus. While one explorer came looking for India, the other took India to the world.

North Korea Fires Rocket That Can Strike U.S.

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Dec 12, 2012

North Korea successfully launched a long-range rocket yesterday morning, taking South Korea, the United States and Japan completely by surprise.

What Will Obama Do About Marijuana?

The Root, News Report, Edward Wyckoff Williams, Posted: Dec 12, 2012

Obama's challenge is to focus on a problem that disproportionately affects blacks without appearing to be motivated solely by race.

Tea Party Now a Huge GOP Liability

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson , Posted: Dec 12, 2012

Having the Tea Party label attached to the GOP is a huge liability that GOP leaders can no longer afford.

Telenovela Fantasy Series Brings HIV/AIDS Reality to Web

EGP News, News Report, Posted: Dec 12, 2012

An original telenovela set in East Los Angeles, with a plot involving infidelity, family secrets and homophobia, launched just in time for World AIDS Day.

Under-skilled Vietnamese workforce hindering production: survey

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Dec 11, 2012

According to the survey, 66 percent of foreign employers were unsatisfied with the quality of local education and human resource training.

Native leaders leave White House conference inspired, rejuvenated, recommitted

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Dec 11, 2012

The daylong conference, to which representatives of all 566 federally recognized tribes were invited, inspired and rejuvenated tribal leaders.

The Dream Is Alive For Dreamers

Koream Journal, News Analysis, Eugene Yi, Posted: Dec 11, 2012

For undocumented students, Obama’s re-election affords them the chance to do something many take for granted: plan for the future.

A Year After US Troops Withdraw from Iraq, Fog of War Thickens

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

No one has yet taken responsibility for America’s most disastrous mistake of the 21st century – invading a country that did not attack us.

Kolkata ‘Honor’ Killing: It is Murder and Worst of Its Kind

First Post, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Dec 11, 2012

It’s time we stop calling these honor killings. There is no honor in them whatsoever. They are murders and of the worst kind.

President Obama Brings Together Largest Gathering of Tribal Leaders

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Dec 10, 2012

Obama urged tribal leaders to hold onto their values to "cherish the Earth and each other, to honor ancestors and preserve traditions."

President Obama Names Korean American CEO For Key Administration Post

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

“I am grateful these accomplished men and women have agreed to join this Administration,” President Obama said in a statement. “I’m confident they will serve ably in these important roles. I look forward to working with them in the coming months and years.”

The Election Is Over, but the Voting Rights Fight Is in Full Swing

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Dec 10, 2012

Many voter ID measures, cut offs to early voting, and excessive voter purges were blocked or weakened at the state level in 2012,

An Energy Revolution on the Navajo Reservation

Latino Perspectives/New America Media, News Report, Ruben Hernandez, Posted: Dec 10, 2012

Climate activists and residents of the Navajo Reservation are organizing with Arizona's Latino population to fight for a sustainable future.

In Koreatown, Building a Museum of Our Own

KoreaAm Magazine, News Report, Katherine Yungmee Kim, Posted: Dec 09, 2012

A new museum is set to be opened in Los Angeles celebrating Korean American history and culture.

Marquez Knocks Out Pacquiao in Sixth

GMA News, News Report, Carolo Pamintuan, Posted: Dec 09, 2012

As the careers of both fighters approach their inevitable ending, Marquez finally got the victory that has long eluded him.

Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign Spreading Like Wildfire

Inside Climate News, News Report, Katherine Bagley, Posted: Dec 09, 2012

A divestment campaign aimed at fossil fuel companies has swept college campuses across the country since it began just four weeks ago.

The ‘Kill the Gays’ Bill: Why It Matters Outside Uganda

First Post, News Report, Sandip Roy, Posted: Dec 08, 2012

The Speaker in Uganda’s parliament is promising a gift like no other for Christmas to her countrymen.

Bay Area Dreamers Organize With Unexpected Impact

Richmond Pulse/New America Media, News Feature, Malcolm Marshall, Posted: Dec 08, 2012

Undocumented Latino youth in Richmond, Calif., helped Democrats win in November and founded a group to build successful community coalitions.

Supreme Court to Review Prop 8, DOMA

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

The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Friday that it will review two major cases related to marriage equality.

DHS Finally Addresses Rape in Detention Facilities

Women’s Refugee Commission, News Report, Posted: Dec 07, 2012

This week, DHS released long-awaited draft regulations to satisfy the requirements of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).

Latinas on Edge of Fiscal Cliff

Fox News Latino, News Report, Posted: Dec 07, 2012

How does the looming "fiscal cliff," impact Latinas?

La Corte Suprema va a revisar Prop 8, DOMA

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Dec 07, 2012

La Corte Suprema de los EE.UU. anunció el viernes que va a revisar dos casos importantes relacionados con la igualdad del matrimonio.

Black Unemployment Rate Improves in November

The North Star News, News Report, Posted: Dec 07, 2012

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for black men 20 years old and older dramatically dropped in November.

U.S. Court Hears Final Samsung Arguments

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Dec 07, 2012

Samsung Electronics may see a trimming of the $1.05 billion in damages ordered by a U.S. jury in August for infringing Apple patents.

Chinese Solar-Panel Makers Look to Counter US tariffs

China Daily, News Report, Qidong Zhang, Posted: Dec 07, 2012

Bracing for planned tariffs on their products, Chinese makers of solar-power have cut back production at home and in the United States.

Oklahoma Schools Push to Keep Native Languages Alive

Indian Country Today Media Network, News Report, Lynn Armitage, Posted: Dec 07, 2012

Sponsors of a language preservation bill set to expire at the end of the year say it is key to stemming the crisis facing many Native American languages.

From Trauma to Dancing—Eldercare Will Challenge Boomer Generation

Providence Journal/New America Media , News Feature, Rita Watson, Posted: Dec 07, 2012

Experts expect boomers to change nursing homes, but daunting challenges make doing so easier said than done.

Psy Set to Make Fortune With ‘Gangnam Style’

KoreaK, News Report, Posted: Dec 06, 2012

K-pop superstar Psy is expected to rake in about $8.1 million this year thanks to his viral hit song “Gangnam Style.

Black Astrophysicist Helps Superman Find Home Planet

The North Star News, News Report, Posted: Dec 06, 2012

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of The Hayden Planetarium and an astrophysicist, appears in DC Action Comics #14 to help Superman locate Krypton.

First Korean American Wins PGA Rookie of the Year

KoreAm Magazine, News Report, Posted: Dec 06, 2012

Korean American golfer John Huh was named 2012 PGA Rookie of the Year on Monday, making him the first Korean American to win the honor.

White House Hosts Tribal Nations Conference

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

Tribal leaders descended on Washington Wednesday to take the president up on his invitation to attend the a Tribal Nations Conference.

Fiscal Cliff to Hit Unemployed African Americans

The North Star News, News Report, Posted: Dec 06, 2012

The nation would lose more than 400,000 jobs in 2013 if President Obama and Congress fail to reach agreement on unemployment-benefit extensions.

Arizona Conservatives Back S.A.N.E. Immigration Reform

New America Media, News Analysis, Valeria Fernandez, Posted: Dec 06, 2012

Arizona County Attorney Bill Montgomery is among a cohort of Republican leaders backing a new immigration reform platform.

Many Family Caregivers Lack Training They Need

News & Observer/New America Media, News Feature, Thomas Goldsmith , Posted: Dec 06, 2012

Millions of caregivers for elders are under stress from tasks only doctors and nurses used to do—and they have little training or support.

Support for Lower Ninth Ward Swamp Grows

The Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Susan Buchanan, Posted: Dec 05, 2012

Residents of New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward are hoping to restore a local bayou they say can act as a defense against hurricanes and the state’s shrinking coastline.

California Same-Sex Couples Anxiously Await Supreme Court Decision

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Dec 05, 2012

A U.S. Supreme Court announcement is expected Friday on California's Prop 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

Mental Health Clinician Awarded Peace Prize Posthumously

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Dec 05, 2012

The center now boasts the highest rate of mental health utilization among Alameda County adolescent health clinics.

Japan Gifts NOAA $5 Million to Address Tsunami Marine Debris

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

Since the disaster, NOAA has been leading efforts with federal, state and local partners to coordinate a response, collect data, assess the debris, and reduce possible impacts to natural resources and coastal communities.

How Bernie Sanders’ Tax Plan Can Close the Huge Racial Wealth Gap

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Dec 05, 2012

By taxing capital gains at the same rate as income earned from work, Sanders’ plan would upend our tax system’s current values and moves our entire economic system closer to the one we all want.

Arizona Presents SANE Immigration Guidelines

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Dec 05, 2012

A broad coalition of Arizona business and community leaders has released a platform aimed at resolving the nation's immigration impasse.

Pacquiao to Go for Broke vs. Marquez

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Dec 05, 2012

Manny Pacquiao believes the only way to decisively defeat Juan Manuel Marquez is by being more aggressive.

Bay Area Dance Instructor Brings Fitness to Local Latinos

New America Media, Profile, Edgardo Cervano-Soto, Posted: Dec 05, 2012

Richmond, Calif.’s Enrique Duarte is unstoppable as he mentors youth and leads so many to better fitness through dance.

N. Korea Announces Details for Planned Rocket Launch

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Dec 04, 2012

North Korea has notified the International Maritime Organization (IMO) of the flight path and other details of its planned rocket launch scheduled for later this month.

Conservative Leaders Push for Immigration Reform in 2013

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Dec 04, 2012

More than 250 faith, law enforcement and business leaders from 26 states gathered today at the National Strategy Session.

Oakland Still Struggling With High HIV/AIDS Rates

Oakland Local, News Report, CB Smith-Dahl, Posted: Dec 04, 2012

Despite an overall downturn in new infection rates, parts of Oakland are still seeing rates five times that of neighboring communities.

Asian American Groups Extremely Disappointed Following Light Sentencing in Military Hazing Case

Asianweek, News Report, Posted: Dec 04, 2012

Last week a military jury found Van Bockel guilty of hazing, three charges of dereliction of duty and two charges of maltreatment.

Dreamers Move Beyond DREAM Act

NBC Latino, News Report, Posted: Dec 04, 2012

United We Dream moves its focus beyond the DREAM Act to support a path to citizenship for the country's 11 million undocumented immigrants.

In Minnesota Prisons, Phone Rates High but Service Low

Twin Cities Daily Planet, News Report, Tina McCabe, Posted: Dec 04, 2012

Unreliable phone connections and high rates for calls are just part of a larger problem for inmates being held in Minnesota prisons.

Colombia's Cities Risk Deluge From Changes in Andes Climate

Daily Climate, News Report, Autumn Spanne, Posted: Dec 04, 2012

As climate change converges with human encroachment in Colombia's mountains, the degradation of high Andean ecosystems is accelerating.

Civil Rights Leaders Push for Telecom Policy Reform

Minority Media & Telecom Council, News Report, Posted: Dec 03, 2012

Rev. Jesse Jackson was among a number of civil rights leaders urging the FCC to address decreasing diversity in media and telecom ownership.

Minority-Owned Businesses Get Crack at High Speed Rail

SF Bayview, News Report, Posted: Dec 03, 2012

Small and minority-owned businesses across California are celebrating an historic opportunity to tap into the state's lucrative high speed rail project.

Oakland Educator Nominated for Teacher of the Year

Oakland Local, News Report, Posted: Dec 03, 2012

Seventh grade teacher I'Asha Warfield was nominated by state education officials to be National Teacher of the Year.

Bullied Asian American Teen Committed Suicide Outside School

Angry Asian Man, News Report, Posted: Dec 03, 2012

Tragic news out of Utah, where a 14-year-old middle school student committed suicide last week after being bullied one too many times: 14-year-old Bennion Jr. High student commits suicide.

Nevada Led the Country in Expanding the Vote. Now, It’s Eyeing Voter ID

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Dec 03, 2012

More than one million people voted in Nevada’s general election this year, up 4.5 percent from 2008.

Agency Targeting Community Colleges Under Federal Pressure

EdSource Today, News Report, Louis Freedberg, Posted: Dec 03, 2012

The accreditation commission threatening to close several community colleges in California is itself coming under pressure from Washington.

No-Cost Health Care Plan Takes Burden Off Low-Income

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Dec 03, 2012

A new health care program for California's low-income residents will ensure that millions more receive the care they need.

White House Release of Report May Help Filipino WWII Vets Get Their Due

Filipino-American Bulletin/New America Media, News Report, Sluggo Rigor, Posted: Dec 03, 2012

After almost 70 years of promises, now-elderly Filipino soldiers might finally be at least partly compensated by the U.S. for their “gallantry and courage” in World War II.

Latino Life Expectancy: Exploring the Hispanic Paradox

Hispanic Link News Service, News Report, Jim Lamare, Posted: Dec 02, 2012

Hispanics have demographically higher rates of longevity than do non-Latino whites and African Americans.

A Civil Rights Warrior Remembered

Washington Informer, News Report, Barrington Salmon, Posted: Dec 02, 2012

Lawrence Guyot, who died on Nov. 23, was a civil rights pioneer who leaves a void that cannot be filled.

The Skeletons in Calderon’s Closet

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Kent Paterson, Posted: Dec 01, 2012

In the final days of Mexican President Calderón's administration, Mexican authorities recovered skeletons of scores of murder victims.