Vietnam: Crackdown on Critics Escalates

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Jan 31, 2013

he Vietnamese government is systematically suppressing freedom of expression, association, and peaceful assembly, and persecuting those who question government policies, expose official corruption, or call for democratic alternatives to one-party rule




Father of Autistic Son Takes Advantage of Health Care Law

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jan 31, 2013

Without the sweeping Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010, Lawrence would have been kicked off his father’s health plan when he graduated from school last year.




In Arizona, Recall Effort Against Sheriff Joe Arpaio Begins

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Jan 30, 2013

A citizen’s group filed paperwork in Maricopa County on Wednesday to initiate a recall effort against controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio.




North Korea a Key Test for Incoming S. Korean President

Polinews, News Analysis, Staff/ Translated by Aruna Lee, Posted: Jan 30, 2013

The growing threat of North Korea presents the biggest challenge to incoming South Korean President Park Geun-hye.




Cancer Rates Rising for Korean Americans Due to Knowledge Gap

George Mason University, News Report, Posted: Jan 30, 2013

“We should educate immigrants about the benefit of screening early for cancer and the problem of not doing it,” Oh says.




Immigration Plan Disappoints Undocumented Filipino Students

Balitang America, News Report, Posted: Jan 30, 2013

Undocumented Filipino students benefited from President Barack Obama’s deferred action policy, which has allowed them to temporarily stay and work in the country. Now, they are calling on the president for permanent solutions to their immigration woes.




50 Years of Moving America Toward Justice: Reflections on Civil Rights Milestones and Struggles

New America Media, Op-ed, Barbara R. Arnwine, Posted: Jan 30, 2013

We must remain vigilant and engaged and demand that state and federal governments are proactively leading the entire nation toward justice and equality for all.




Aging Up: Successful Foster Youth Highlight Flaws in Nation's Care Systems

Loop21, News Report, Posted: Jan 30, 2013

424,000 children and young adults currently in the nation’s foster care systems are soon to age out of care upon reaching their 18th birthday.




Immigration Advocates Tell Their Stories as Reform Effort Intensifies

Equal Voice, News Report, Kathy Mulady, Posted: Jan 30, 2013

Recent polls show 62 percent of all voters support a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.




Violent Mugger Arrested in Attacks Targeting Asians

Angry Asian Man, News Report, Posted: Jan 30, 2013

He was wanted in connection with eight different robberies -- all targeting men and women of Asian descent -- since January 17.




African Americans Negotiate Mental Illness, Black Pain

The Hartford Guardian, News Report, Ann-Marie Adams, Posted: Jan 30, 2013

Although African-Americans have the same rate of mental illness as whites, nearly 60 percent do not receive care.




Louisiana Receives B- for Education Policy

New America Media, News Report, Michael Patrick Welch, Posted: Jan 30, 2013

Early in January, Louisiana’s educational policies were given an overall grade of B- from Sacramento-based education reform lobbying group Students First.




Revive Oakland! Economic Opportunity Should be Accessible to Everyone

New America Media, News Feature, Tram Nguyen, Posted: Jan 30, 2013

Jessica, who was born in Mexico, got involved in local activism through a program at her high school that connected her to Urban Peace Movement.




As Government Talks Reform, Activists Push to Halt Deportations (UPDATED)

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Jan 29, 2013

As the national debate on immigration reform heats up, activists are shifting focus from justice for "Dreamers" to justice for all.




Sikhs Support Obama’s Executive Order on Gun Control

India-West, News Report, Posted: Jan 29, 2013

Dr. Rajwant Singh, chairman of the Sikh Council on Religion and Education, was recently invited to the White House for an event where President Obama signed an executive directive for gun control.




Aurora, Newtown; Renews Gun Control Push

Loop21, News Report, Posted: Jan 29, 2013

No group is more important for us to listen to than our law enforcement officials. They're where rubber hits the road.




Hillary as President: Better for Blacks?

The Root, News Report, Posted: Jan 29, 2013

It might have been easier to press her for change than it has been with Obama, say some observers.




A Striking New Consensus on Immigration Reform—Thus Far

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jan 29, 2013

The framework released yesterday by four Republicans and four Democrats is a dramatic shift for the GOP. Republicans have repeatedly refused to support what many pejoratively call “amnesty,” demanding first that before creating legal residency for undocumented immigrants, the border must be fully secured.




Mixed Race Beauty Won Miss Singtao Pageant

New America Media, News Feature, Summer Chiang, Posted: Jan 29, 2013

The Miss Sing Tao Pageant is one of the biggest events for the Chinese community in San Francisco.




A Ground-Eye View of the 'Valley of Deportation'

Coachella Unincorporated / New America Media, Commentary, Jesús E. Valenzuela Félix, Posted: Jan 29, 2013

To outsiders, the Coachella Valley conjures fuzzy thoughts of concerts and country clubs -- but to others, it's the Valley of Deportation.




Ethnic Media's Collective Message to the White House: Do It Now

New America Media, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Jan 28, 2013

More than 50 ethnic media outlets across the country are publishing an editorial this week calling for just and humane immigration reform.




Jan Brewer at a Crossroads Over Driver’s License Ban

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Jan 28, 2013

The governor of Arizona, who made a name for herself as a hardliner on immigration, must navigate a shifting Republican Party.




Foremost Viet Composer Pham Duy Passed Away

Bolsavik.com, News Report, Posted: Jan 27, 2013

Pham Duy, whose real name is Pham Duy Can, left a vast treasure of more than a thousand orginal songs, many of which are known and memorized by generations of Vietnamese. His music is appreciated for having a hint of folk tunes of Vietnam, and his lyrics are among the best uses of Vietnamese poetic rhythm in songs.




Asthmatic Woman Believes LA’s Free Health Care Program is Keeping Her Alive

New America Media, Video, Min Lee, text: Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jan 27, 2013

All but a handful of California’s 58 counties opted to launch similar "bridge" programs so enrollees can easily transition to the expanded Medi-Cal program next January, under the health care reform law.




2013년 이민법 개혁을 위한 소수계 언론의 공동 선언

New America Media, News Report, Staff, Posted: Jan 27, 2013

편집자 주: 본 관련 기사는 미 소수계 언론연합인 뉴어메리카미디어 에서 제공하며 미 전역의 소수계 언론이 이민법 개혁의 즉각적인 대처와 관심을 촉구하고 있다.




At War With Alzheimer’s - A Latina Immigrant's Story

Mundo Hispánico, News Feature, Johanes Rosello, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Jan 27, 2013

A daughter describes her battle against the disease stealing her mother’s memory -- and the regulations making it hard for her to get help.




El mensaje colectivo de los medios étnicos de comunicación a la Casa Blanca: Hazlo ahora

New America Media, Editorial, Posted: Jan 27, 2013

Este editorial fue publicado por medios étnicos a través del país para llamar atención a la urgencia de una reforma migratoria.




族裔媒體同聲呼籲白宮和國會在2013年落實移民改革法案

New America Media, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Jan 27, 2013

編者按:這篇社論是由新美國傳媒(http://www.newamericamedia.org)聯合國內關心移民改革的少數族裔媒體共同發佈的新聞。新美國傳媒是一個國際性的少數族裔媒體 。




En Guerra Contra el Olvido

Mundo Hispánico, News Feature, Johanes Rosello , Posted: Jan 27, 2013

Una hija relata cómo enfrenta el mal que le roba la memoria a su madre quien además encara trabas para poder obtener ayuda debido a regulaciones del estado.




Thời gian đã đến: Truyền Thông sắc tộc Gọi cho cải cách nhập cư trong năm 2013

New America Media, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Jan 26, 2013

Xin Lưu ý: biên tập này được sản xuất với New America Media (http://www.newamericamedia.org), một hiệp hội quốc gia của các phương tiện truyền thông dân tộc, và đã được xuất bản bởi các phương tiện truyền thông dân tộc trên khắp đất nước để mang lại sự chú ý đến sự cấp thiết về cải cách nhập cư .




Youth Speak on Gun Control Measures

The kNOw Youth Media, Audio, Miguel Bibanco, Posted: Jan 26, 2013

As the federal government and states act to reduce gun violence, The kNOw Youth Media (Fresno) featured the voices of youth, speaking out on two California bills.




Researchers Focus on LGBT Seniors, Including Gay Ethnic Elders

Bay Area Reporter , News Feature, Matthew S. Bajko, Posted: Jan 26, 2013

Research on LGBT seniors has remained in the closet until recently, but studies of aging boomers—including those of color—are increasing.




Desperate For Work, Vietnamese Return to Libya for Jobs

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Jan 25, 2013

ives from the companies said they have checked the situation in Libya and the new contracts have been thoroughly checked by Viet Nam’s related authorities.




Capitol to Add Statue of Rosa Parks

The NorthStar News, News Report, Posted: Jan 25, 2013

U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer announced on Monday that a statue of the civil-rights icon Rosa Parks will be added to the National Statuary Hall.




N. Korea Warns Seoul Against Sanctions

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Jan 25, 2013

North Korea threatened Seoul with “physical countermeasures” if it takes direct part in new sanctions levied on the communist regime by the UN Security Council this week.




Two Farmworkers’ Daughters, Two Paths to Higher Education

Coachella Unincorporated/New America Media, News Feature, Brenda Rincon, Posted: Jan 25, 2013

Cristian and Silvia had the same dream of going to college. But the difference in their legal status meant they would take two different roads.




What's Wrong With Immigration Reform, Rubio Style

Hispanic Link News Service, Commentary, Raúl A. Reyes, Posted: Jan 25, 2013

There are legitimate reasons to be skeptical of Marco Rubio's conversion from immigration hardliner to immigration reformer.




ACLU Warns It Will Sue CA Over Underserved ELL Students

La Opinión, News Report, Esmeralda Fabián-Romero, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Jan 24, 2013

The ACLU claims that more than 20,000 English Language Learners are not receiving the services they need to learn English.




Nebraska Governor Approves New Keystone XL Pipeline Route

Indian Country Today Media Network, News Report, Posted: Jan 24, 2013

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman, a Republican, on Tuesday approved a new route through the state for the contested Keystone XL pipeline.




Iowa Reverses Itself on Driver's Licenses for DACA Recipients

EFE, News Report, Posted: Jan 24, 2013

Iowa ruled Wednesday that DREAMers who have been granted deferred action will be eligible for driver's licenses.




FCC Chairman’s Legacy: Ignoring Diversity

New America Media, Commentary, Joseph Torres, Posted: Jan 24, 2013

People of color own just over 3 percent of all full-power TV stations. Now the FCC wants to adopt rules that will make things even worse.




Newlyweds Searching for Bone Marrow Donor

New America Media, News Feature, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jan 24, 2013

Kevin Weston's search for a bone marrow donor spotlights problem of lack of ethnic minority donors in the national registry.




From Activist to EPA: Tejada Ready to "Speak Truth" about Environmental Justice

Environmental Health News, Question & Answer, Brett Israel, Posted: Jan 24, 2013

Houston activist Matthew Tejada will lead the fight against environmental injustices around the country, as the head of the EPA's Office of Environmental Justice.




1,000 Faith Leaders Call for Immigration Reform

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Jan 23, 2013

More than 1,000 faith leaders from diverse traditions called their senators yesterday urging them to pass immigration reform in 2013.




Mexico -- The New Destination Country

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Kent Paterson, Posted: Jan 23, 2013

A new study finds that the documented, foreign-born population in Mexico increased 45 percent from 2005 to 2010.




Jessica Lum, Reporter, Editor and Photographer, Dies

Mission Local, News Report, Posted: Jan 23, 2013

Jessica Lum, a former reporter and editor at Mission Local, died Sunday morning. She was 25 years old.




Q&A: Considering Farmworker Health and the Affordable Care Act

New America Media, Question & Answer, Jacob Simas, Posted: Jan 23, 2013

Federal immigration policy stands in the way of the ACA being fully implemented for hundreds of thousands of farm workers.




Older Gay APIs Bond Over Dinner

Bay Area Reporter , News Feature, Matthew S. Bajko, Posted: Jan 23, 2013

A San Francisco group creates a safe place (over dinner) for midlife or older LGBT Asian/Pacific Islanders to discuss issues not interesting for younger gays.




Aging Arab Americans: The Invisible Elders

Arab American News/New America Media , First Person, Mohamad Ozeir , Posted: Jan 22, 2013

The elderly segment of the Arab American population is, like the entire community, in need of more resources, services and understanding.




Amnesty slams Jamaica over delayed report on Tivoli hunt for Dudus

Carib Press, News Report, Posted: Jan 22, 2013

The human rights watchdog promptly reacted with a strongly worded statement the following day.




Q&A: Food Fight - What’s at Stake with the Farm Bill

New America Media, Question & Answer, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Jan 22, 2013

With another budget showdown looming, the omnibus Farm Bill -- the bulk of which funds key nutrition programs -- could be squeezed.




Beijing Blasts Washington Over Diaoyu Islands

China Daily, News Report, Posted: Jan 21, 2013

Beijing on Sunday blasted Washington's latest intervention in the Diaoyu Islands issue, warning the US to be "responsible" and "choose its words carefully".




N. Korea Allows Visitors to Bring Own Cellphones

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Jan 21, 2013

North Korea, one of the world’s most reclusive countries, has started to allow foreign visitors to bring their own mobile phones into the country.




The Tooth Gap for California’s Kids - It’s Widening

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Jan 21, 2013

While half of California youth will gain access to dental care thanks to the Affordable Care Act, too few dentists in the state are willing to treat them.




Second Amendment Was Ratified to Preserve Slavery

Truthout, News Analysis, Thom Hartmann, Posted: Jan 20, 2013

Why did the Founding Fathers want the Second amendment to protect militias? History shows militia’s were slave patrols formed to keep blacks in line.




On MLK Day, Blacks Concerned About Obama's Agenda

TriceEdneyWire.com, News Report, Hazel Trice Edney, Posted: Jan 20, 2013

With the MLK holiday and Inauguration Day set for Monday, neither Pres. Obama nor leading Democrats have publicly mentioned his most faithful constituents.




Alaska Natives Tackle Youth Suicide With Lessons From the Land

Indian Country Today Media Network, News Report, Stephanie Woodard, Posted: Jan 19, 2013

With a suicide rate that is at least three times the national average, area tribes in Alaska are looking to the land for lessons in reversing the trend.




First Gay, Latino Inaugural Poet’s ‘América’ Tells Every Immigrant’s Story

New America Media, First Person, Angie Chuang, Posted: Jan 19, 2013

Richard Blanco is the first Latino, gay poet chosen for a presidential inauguration, but journalist Angie Chuang says his ‘América’ speaks for all immigrants.




Poll: Bipartisan Support for Immigration Reform

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Jan 18, 2013

A new bipartisan poll finds high levels of support among U.S. voters for immigration reform that combines a path to earned citizenship.




Chinese Seniors Report Having Frequent Suicidal Thoughts

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Posted: Jan 18, 2013

A new study of Chinese seniors in the Bay Area suggests they entertain thoughts of suicide at higher rates than seniors in other ethnic groups.




As Salazar and Solís Leave, Obama’s Cabinet Left Without Latinos

Al Día, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Jan 18, 2013

With the announced departures of Ken Salazar and Hilda Solís, the Obama administration is left without a single high-ranking Latino member.




As Beyoncé Endorses Soda, Youth Warn of the ‘Sugar Zombies’

New America Media, Press Release, Anna Challet, Posted: Jan 18, 2013

Looking to outsmart soda companies, who are pushing a new advertising deal with singer Beyoncé, youth in California are pushing a different message.




Latina Immigrants: The New Ambassadors of Islam

New America Media/The Muslim Link, News Report, Wendy Diaz, Posted: Jan 18, 2013

Latina Muslim women in the United States are now assuming leadership roles in Islamic organizations and leading efforts to spread Islamic teachings in Latin America.




Health Reform Proving a ‘Lifeline’ for the Uninsurable

New America Media, Video, Video by Min Lee/ Text by Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jan 18, 2013

Obamacare doesn’t take full effect until 2014, but until then the program is providing a “lifeline” to many denied coverage due to pre-existing health conditions.




New Findings on Asian-American Voters Show Wide Range of Views

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Jan 17, 2013

AALDEF released findings from its exit poll of Asian-American voters in the November 2012 presidential elections.




Black Descendants Sue for Control of 1870’s Cemetery

The Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Susan Buchanan, Posted: Jan 17, 2013

Former residents of Revilletown, Louisiana are trying to preserve a cemetery founded by ancestors there in 1874.




Chicago Will Pay $10.2 Million to Innocent Man Imprisoned 26 Years

The NorthStar News, News Report, Posted: Jan 17, 2013

The City of Chicago on Tuesday agreed to pay $10.2 million to a wrongfully convicted man who spent 26 years prison for a murder he did not commit.




Will Obama's Plan Affect Urban Gun Violence?

The Root, News Report, Posted: Jan 17, 2013

President Obama on Tuesday unveiled his second-term plans (pdf) to implement new gun-control measures.




Q&A: Dr. Fadi Al Khankan and the Syrian Expatriates Organization

Migration Information Source, Question & Answer, Amber French, Posted: Jan 17, 2013

As the Syrian conflict rages, the Syrian diaspora in the United States and Canada is working to address dire medical conditions within the war-torn country.




Sandy Signaled Disastrous Century. Will U.S. Adapt to Climate Change?

InsideClimate News, Question & Answer, Katherine Bagley, Posted: Jan 17, 2013

“Every month that goes by, we get further in the hole,” says environmental law expert Michael Gerrard in an interview.




El Acceso al Cuidado Médico Va en Camino

Enlace/New America Media, News Report, Norma De la Vega, Posted: Jan 16, 2013

Celisa Figueroa es una entre de millones de jóvenes que ya se está beneficiando de la reforma a la salud conocida en inglés como Affordable Care Act (ACA).




Dominicans Abroad to Lose Services on Jan. 31

El Día, News Report, Posted: Jan 16, 2013

Dominicans living in the United States and abroad will no longer be receiving services provided by the Dominican Republic due to budget cuts.




For One Family, ACA Brings Health and Hope

Enlace/ New America Media, Video, Norma De la Vega, Posted: Jan 16, 2013

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Christy Figueroa's two daughters were able to receive much needed medical treatment.




Can India’s New Commission Curb Rapes? Q&A With Justice Leila Seth

First Post , Question & Answer, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jan 16, 2013

India created a commission to respond to a student’s fatal gang rape last month. Commissioner Leila Seth hopes their report won’t just gather dust.




U.S. Settlement on Massive Oil Spill to Help Restore Gulf Coast

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Michael Patrick Welch, Posted: Jan 16, 2013

The federal $1.4 billion settlement on the Gulf Oil Spill will help restore the coast and protect communities, fisheries and the ecosystem.




Fight Starts Anew for Violence Against Women Act

Indian Country Today Media Network, News Report, Rob Capriccioso, Posted: Jan 15, 2013

Federal statistics indicate that the violence rate experienced by Indian women and families is the highest among any racial group in the United States.




Black Gay Men Hall of Fame Set for First Honorees

The NorthStar News, News Report, Posted: Jan 15, 2013

The Black Gay Men's 2013 Leadership Conference in Los Angeles will for the first time induct individuals into the Black Gay Men Hall of Fame.




US and Japan Conduct Drill

China Daily, News Report, Posted: Jan 15, 2013

A five-day air combat exercise by Japan's Self-Defense Forces and U.S. troops based in Japan has ended.




Baby Boomers: Start Turning Nursing Homes Upside Down

Psychology Today/New America Media, News Analysis, Rita Watson, Posted: Jan 15, 2013

It’s time for the aging generation of the Beatles and Stones to bring the revolution to America’s awful nursing homes.




California Drops to 49th in School Spending

EdSource Today, News Report, Posted: Jan 14, 2013

California tumbled two more spots, to 49th in the nation in per-pupil spending, in Education Week’s latest annual Quality Counts report.




Q&A: Byron Hurt and the Dish on 'Soul Food Junkies'

Richmond Pulse, Question & Answer, Malcolm Marshall, Posted: Jan 14, 2013

A new documentary by filmmaker Byron Hurt explores the history and health impact of soul food on African Americans.




China Focuses on Local Air Quality

China Daily, News Report, Posted: Jan 14, 2013

China has made progress in combating environmental pollution, but apparently it still has a lot to do to improve its overall air quality.




Three Years in Prison for Nurse in Elder Abuse Case

RedwoodAge.com , News Report, Pamela MacLean, Posted: Jan 14, 2013

A California judge sentenced the former director of nursing at a Kern County skilled nursing facility to three years in prison Wednesday for illegally prescribing psychiatric drugs as a form of chemical restraint, hastening the deaths of three elderly patients.




Idle No More's Theresa Spence to Continue Fast

Indian Country Today Media Network, News Report, Posted: Jan 14, 2013

First Nations were split over the effectiveness of meetings with Canadian leaders Friday, with the Attawapiskat First Nation Chief vowing to continue her strike.




Census's Hispanic Race Change Draws Fire

VOXXI, News Report, Tony Castro, Posted: Jan 14, 2013

Some Latino civil rights groups are questioning the U.S. Census consideration of designating Hispanics a race of their own.




Obama to Outline Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill

EFE, News Report, Posted: Jan 14, 2013

President Barack Obama plans to outline a comprehensive immigration reform in a single bill that will provide a path to citizenship for most undocumented immigrants.




Much Ado about Nothing on Obama’s White Guy Appointees

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson , Posted: Jan 14, 2013

More than forty percent of Obama's appointees to sub cabinet positions have been women, and a significant percent of them have been minority women.




Vietnam and the Cell Phone Revolution

New America Media, News Analysis, Andrew Lam, Posted: Jan 14, 2013

Vietnam ran fast and furious toward the information age. There are 130 million mobile phones in the country of 90 million people.




Citizen Children Experience Trauma After Separation from Immigrant Parents

El Nuevo Sol, News Report, Rocio Romero, Posted: Jan 13, 2013

For María Vasques, the four years she spent without the presence of her mother were full of mental distress.




Social Security, Medicare Safe From Fed Cuts—Until March

L.A. Watts Times/New America Media, News Analysis, Thandisizwe Chimurenga, Posted: Jan 12, 2013

Social Security and Medicare were spared in the “fiscal cliff” deal-- may still be on the chopping block when Washington takes on the “debt ceiling” debate in March.




With Taft Shooting, Small Towns No Longer a Safe Haven

South Kern Sol, First Person, Staff, Posted: Jan 12, 2013

In the wake of this week's shooting at Taft Union High School, students in California's rural Kern County worry that school is no longer a safe place to be.




Release of DREAMer’s Family Highlights Youth Movement’s Power

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jan 11, 2013

The mother and brother of undocumented immigrant activist Erika Andiola’s family were released from immigration detention this morning.




Journalist in China Beaten During Investigation

China Daily, News Report, Posted: Jan 11, 2013

A journalist was beaten on Wednesday during an undercover investigation into untreated water discharges by a paper mill.




The Stench of Opportunism

Black America Web, Commentary, Tonyaa Weathersbee , Posted: Jan 11, 2013

Joe Arpaio, the anti-illegal immigration hardliner sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., has found a way to twist the tragedy of the Newtown, Conn.




Calderón to Teach at Harvard Despite Protests

Sin Embargo, News Report, Posted: Jan 11, 2013

Harvard University has confirmed that former Mexican president Felipe Calderón will assume a teaching position starting Jan. 28.




In CA, Standardized Teacher Evaluations Trip Over Wealth Gap

La Opinión/New America Media, News Report, Esmeralda Fabian, Posted: Jan 11, 2013

High rates of poverty and wealth, and large numbers of English language learners complicate efforts in Calif. at devising an effective teacher evaluation.




'Idle No More' Reaches Navajo Nation

Navajo Times, News Report, Alastair Lee Bitsoi, Posted: Jan 11, 2013

Since its national day of action on Dec. 10, it's safe to say the Idle No More movement has reached the Navajo Nation and environs.




Federal Judge Halts "Stop and Frisk" in Bronx, N.Y.

The North Star News, News Report, Posted: Jan 10, 2013

A New York Judge has issued a preliminary injunction, prohibiting the NYPD's practice of stopping and frisking innocent people.




MSNBC Favorite News Channels for Blacks

The North Star News, News Report, Posted: Jan 10, 2013

Fox News remains the most-watched cable news network, but it ranks a lot less than No. 1 with African-Americans.




Banks Settle Foreclosure Charges for $8.5 Billion

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen and Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Jan 10, 2013

Millions of homeowners who went into foreclosure can expect to get a check in the mail in light of a recent $8.5 billion settlement.




Fear of Deportation Takes its Toll on LB Immigrants

Voicewaves.org/New America Media, News Report, Patrick Moreno, Posted: Jan 10, 2013

Nearly one quarter of persons deported from the United States over the last two years have been parents of citizen children.




The Buzz: Linsanity to Heat Up this February

Asianweek, News Report, Posted: Jan 09, 2013

After an unceremonious start on the “Inactive List,” Lin made his NBA debut during the Warriors Asian Heritage Night.




Did Puerto Rico's Social Media Just Slay La Comay?

Politic365, News Report, Jean Vidal, Posted: Jan 09, 2013

A controversial Puerto Rican TV puppet that made homophobic remarks has sparked a boycott of the TV talk show.




Vietnam Sentenced 14 Democracy Activists to Years in Prison

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Jan 09, 2013

Police arrested and assaulted many people when they flocked to attend the trial of 14 Vietnamese patriots.




Sneak Peek at New Korean Dramas

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Jan 09, 2013

For Korea’s drama fans, the arrival of 2013 can mean only one thing: the new year’s new series cannot be far behind.




Report: More Than 52 Million Domestic Workers Worldwide

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Jan 09, 2013

At least 52 million people around the world – 83 percent of whom are women -- are employed as domestic workers.




Black Employment-Population Ratios Drop

The North Star News, News Report, Posted: Jan 09, 2013

As with December's unemployment report, African Americans won't find much solace in the employment-population ratio.




Finding and Funding Black Science

Loop 21, News Report, Jimmie Briggs, Posted: Jan 09, 2013

Black scientists are less likely to be awarded research monies from the N.I.H. than their white counterparts.




Global Aging: Engine for Growth--or Fiscal Nightmare?

Reporting on Health/New America Media, News Analysis, Eileen Beal, Posted: Jan 09, 2013

The world—including most developing nations—is rapidly aging, but countries won’t benefit unless they fight disease and help elders age productively.




US Spends More on Immigration Than All Other Law Enforcement Combined

Migration Policy Institute, News Report, Posted: Jan 09, 2013

The U.S. government spends more on federal immigration enforcement than on all other principal federal criminal law enforcement agencies combined.




Driver's License Bill Passes Illinois House

La Raza, News Report, Posted: Jan 08, 2013

The Illinois House passed a bill on Tuesday to grant driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants.




Will Immigration Reform Be Overlooked in Congress?

Vida en el Valle, News Report, Posted: Jan 08, 2013

Immigration reform is competing with a renewed debate over gun laws and the lingering fight over taxes and the budget.




Mohawks Close International Bridge in Idle No More Solidarity

Indian Country Today Media Network, News Report, Gale Courey Toensing, Posted: Jan 08, 2013

Hundreds took took part in an Idle No More solidarity march across the International Bridge between New York and Cornwall, Ontario, on Saturday.




Samsung Electronics Sets Revenue Record

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Jan 08, 2013

Samsung Electronics announced record revenues and operating profit last year.




Would You Make Phone Calls on Facebook?

The Root, News Report, Posted: Jan 08, 2013

Tech2Go: A new update may let you talk to anyone on the social network for free.




What Census Box Are Hispanics Supposed to Check Now?

NBC Latino, Commentary, Raul A. Reyes, Posted: Jan 08, 2013

The Census Bureau is thinking about making Hispanic a "race" category but will this muddle who considers themselves Latino?




Oakland Issues ID Cards to Undocumented

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Posted: Jan 08, 2013

Oakland, Calif. is preparing to issue city ID cards to undocumented residents beginning in 2013.




Detroit’s Caldo de Pollo for the Soul—Feeds Latino Seniors' Needs

WDET News/New America Media , News Feature, Martina Guzmán, Posted: Jan 08, 2013

A Detroit senior center expanded its meals program through the Mexican tradition where the rich pay to serve the poor a "cena"--a dinner of soup for the soul.




The Arab American News: Kay Siblani’s Story is Our Story

The Arab American News, Commentary, Osama Siblani, Posted: Jan 08, 2013

The first Arab American weekly bilingual newspaper debuted on January 23, 1985 thanks to Marianna Kay Siblani.




Vietnamese Spending Billions of Dollars to Study Abroad

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Jan 07, 2013

Vietnamese spend at least $1 billion and as high as $1.5 billion per year to have their children educated abroad, said a representative of the Ministry of Finance according to wire reports.




Hate Crimes Against Muslims Escalating

The Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Jan 07, 2013

The tragic events that unfolded on Sept. 11, 2001 gave birth to an ugly chapter in America’s history that continues today.




S. Korea to Extend School Day Care to 10 p.m.

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Jan 07, 2013

Under the incoming Park Geun-hye administration, schools in South Korea will offer day care services for parents - and night-care too.




Year in Review: The Top 10 Asian American Sports Figures of 2012

NW Asian Weekly, News Report, Posted: Jan 07, 2013

2012 was a great year for Asian American athletes. Despite a strike-shortened regular season, the NBA had major excitement, thanks to the rise of a Taiwanese American point guard from Harvard.




How Will Obama Take on Student Loans?

The Root, News Report, Posted: Jan 07, 2013

American student-loan debt now stands at nearly $1 trillion, surpassing America's total credit card debt.




What to Expect From Immigration Reform, and When to Expect It

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jan 07, 2013

“The fiscal cliff has not done a whole lot to immigration reform. There’s a lot of reporting on that, but it’s still moving,” a Senate Democratic aide who spoke on condition of anonymity told me.




FCC Says Cost of Prison Phone Calls Too High

Black America Web, News Report, Candace Bagwell, Posted: Jan 07, 2013

The FCC is focusing its sight on little known phone companies that have quietly built up a monopoly servicing prisoners.




Vinegar Key Ingredient to Preventing Cervical Cancer in India

PRI's The World, News Report, Joanne Silberner, Posted: Jan 07, 2013

Vinegar tests can save the lives of tens of thousands of Indian women each year—as long as the women are convinced to use them.




David Phan's Suicide Sparks Grief, Anger and Calls for Justice

Hyphen Magazine, News Report, Terry K. Park, Posted: Jan 06, 2013

The suicide of a 14-year-old Vietnamese American boy raises questions about a school's role in supporting a culture of anti-gay bullying.




Land of Tobacco: China's Deadly Addiction

PRI's The World, Video, Sean Gallagher, Sonia Narang, Posted: Jan 06, 2013

Smoking is already the leading cause of death in China, and by 2050 the number is expected to triple.




Political Islam and the Arab Spring

Al Hewar, Commentary, Ghassan Michel Rubeiz, Posted: Jan 05, 2013

The recent popular outcry in Egypt in response to President Morsi trying to usurp power was a test case for the ruling Muslim Brotherhood party.




'Django Unchained': The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Richmond Pulse / New America Media, Commentary, Jazmyne Z. Young, Asani Shakur, Posted: Jan 05, 2013

Two young African American women offer their take on Quentin Tarantino's racially charged film, "Django Unchained."




N.C. Governor Grants Pardons to Members of Wilmington Ten

The Wilmington Journal, News Report, Cash Michaels, Posted: Jan 05, 2013

North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue has granted individual pardons of actual innocence to members of the Wilmington Ten.




Al Jazeera Breaks into U.S. Market with Current TV Deal

New America Media, Commentary, Uchenna Ekwo, Posted: Jan 04, 2013

One commentator writes that Al Jazeera and other global networks have faced obstacles in getting their content distributed in the United States.




Navajo Group Proposes Solar Project on Black Mesa

Navajo Times, News Report, Noel L. Smith, Posted: Jan 04, 2013

A Navajo group would like to tap into the potential to generate solar power on reclaimed mining lands near Black Mesa in Arizona.




Oakland School Closures Prompt Exodus of Younger Teachers

Oakland Local/New America Media, News Report, Jennifer Inez Ward, Posted: Jan 04, 2013

Oakland's decision to close a number of its public schools was wildly unpopular with parents. For teachers, it has been a disaster.




Violence Against Women Act Dies in House

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Jan 03, 2013

House Republican leaders failed to vote on the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.




Executive Editor of The Arab American News Dies

The Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Jan 03, 2013

A powerful voice for Arab and Muslim Americans on local and national issues has passed away.




North Korea Striker Heads to S. Korean League

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Jan 03, 2013

Jong Tae-se, a striker for the North Korean football team for the past six years, has agreed to play for the Suwon Bluewings in the South Korean domestic K-League.




From Fiscal Cliff to Debt Ceiling - Watch Your Head

New America Media, News Analysis, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Jan 03, 2013

Washington retreated from the fiscal cliff—only to set up another debt-ceiling crisis. What’s that mean to families, rich or poor?




Average Household Left With Only $100 After Monthly Expenses

The Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Jan 03, 2013

According to the Center for Responsible Lending’s newest report, the typical household has just $100 left each month after basic expenses and debt payments.




New Orleans Police Conviction Vacated

Politics 365, News Report, Posted: Jan 03, 2013

A federal appeals court in New Orleans has overturned the conviction of former New Orleans police officer David Warren.




Isolated No More: 'Idle No More' Transcends U.S.-Canada Border

Indian Country Today, News Analysis, Robert Chanate, Posted: Jan 03, 2013

The Idle No More movement is blurring the colonial boundary that has long divided Native peoples in Canada and the U.S.




Homeless Black Youth Largely Invisible to Service Providers

New America Media, News Report, Nicole Hudley, Posted: Jan 03, 2013

A new study cites differences in how African American and white youth experience homelessness.




Federal Cuts to Education Left Unresolved

EdSource, News Report, John Fensterwald, Posted: Jan 02, 2013

Congress’ New Year’s Day drama delays rather than resolves an across-the-board 8.2 percent decrease in federal education spending.




Bill on North Korean children headed to Obama

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Jan 02, 2013

WASHINGTON - A bill on protecting “stateless children” from North Korea was sent to U.S. President Barack Obama’s desk Tuesday for his signature after both chambers of Congress passed it.




U.S.-Japan Study: Japanese Elders May Be Happier

Rafu Shimpo/New America Media, News Report, Ellen Endo, Posted: Jan 02, 2013

New international research shows that Japanese culture is more positive for elders there, while the U.S. perspective downgrades aging for American seniors.




‘Obamacare’ Offers Young Adult Health Care and Peace of Mind

Final Call, News Report, Charlene Muhammad, Posted: Jan 01, 2013

The mother of a 24-year-old unemployed woman in Los Angeles says that Obamacare has made it possible for her daughter to be able to seek treatment for her diabetes, asthma and obesity.




Social Security Advocates Fight to Keep Program from Fiscal Cliff

Irish Echo/New America Media , News Analysis, Peter McDermott, Posted: Jan 01, 2013

Social Security advocates say myths about the “one bright spot” in American retirement funding made it a “fiscal cliff” bargaining chip.