In Pope's Resignation, a Media 'Inquisition'

New America Media, Commentary, Osmond Ekwueme, Posted: Feb 28, 2013

Most Catholics today are from the global South, and see no reason to hit a system upgrade because Americans and Europeans are headed for the exits.

Sequester Only Hope to Reduce U.S. Debt

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Joseph Leung, Posted: Feb 28, 2013

An editorial in the Sing Tao Daily argues the sequester cuts represent the "only hope" for achieving any kind of debt relief.


新美國傳媒, Commentary, 顧屏山和王靈智撰寫, Posted: Feb 28, 2013

Reports of systematic hacking by China ignore the fact that other countries are deeply invested in cyber warfare, none more so than the U.S.

Dennis Rodman in N. Korea for Some Basketball Diplomacy

The NorthStar News, News Report, Posted: Feb 28, 2013

Former Chicago Bulls star Dennis Rodman is engaging in basketball diplomacy with North Korea.

Victory for VAWA

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Feb 28, 2013

The House passed the Violence Against Women Act, extending protections to LGBT people, Native Americans and immigrants.

We Deserve It! Uninsured San Francisco Youth Share Their Scars

New America Media, Video, Donny Lumpkins, Posted: Feb 28, 2013

Young people from San Francisco, California, share their horror stories of how they paid the price of being uninsured.

The Showdown Over Education Reform in Mexico

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Kent Paterson, Posted: Feb 28, 2013

A familiar debate over education is taking place in Mexico, where teachers fear a new law will tie their jobs to standardized tests.

Havana Real Estate ‘Boom’ Lures Investors and Exiles

New America Media, News Analysis, Louis Nevaer, Posted: Feb 28, 2013

Just over a year after the Cuban government permitted the first sale of real estate between private parties, a housing boom is emerging in Havana.

Some Breathing Room for Calif. Schools as Sequestration Nears

EdSource Today, News Report, John Fensterwald, Posted: Feb 27, 2013

Because of how districts budget their money, sequestration cuts in federal revenue set for March 1 won’t be felt until the start of their new fiscal year.

연방대법원 판결 소수 이민자 투표 권리 위협 판가름

New America Media, News Report, By Khalil Abdllah, Translated by Aruna Lee, Posted: Feb 27, 2013

와싱톤 DC --미시시피의 북쪽의 소도시 킬미챌은 블루스 뮤직의 거장인 비비킹(B.B. King)이 기타와 블루스 뮤직의 사랑이 시작된 곳으로 알려져 있으며, 또한 이곳은 투표권리법(Voting Rights Act) 제5항의 연방대법원 재승인 전 합헌성 여부에 대한 논란에 휩싸인 곳 이기도 하다.

Florida Task Force on ‘Stand Your Ground’ Gives the Controversial Law a Vote of Confidence

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Feb 27, 2013

In the year since George Zimmerman followed, fought and killed unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, Florida’s Stand Your Ground law has been under national scrutiny.

En el debate de la reforma migratoria, ¿Está siendo alarmista la agroindustria?

New America Media, Op-ed, Rick Mines y Ed Kissam, Posted: Feb 27, 2013

La lección de la historia es que, en 2013, los programas especializados de trabajadores temporales agrícolas no son necesarios.

Battle Escalates Over Suspension of Ga. School Board Members

New America Media, News Report, Stan Washington, Posted: Feb 27, 2013

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced this week that he would suspend six school board members from DeKalb County.

Ang Lee Says Asians Still Ignored by Hollywood

M1905, News Report, Posted: Feb 27, 2013

In an interview with a Chinese entertainment news site, Ang Lee complained of Hollywood's continued neglect of Asian performers.

For One Young Woman, Parents' Health Care a Life Saver

La Opinión/New America Media, News Report, Yurina Melara Valiulis, Posted: Feb 27, 2013

For Evelyn Garcia, an apple allergy leads to a costly night at the hospital just days before she turns 26, too old for her parent's health care.

Adultos jóvenes reciben atención médica gracias a sus padres

La Opinión/New America Media, News Report, Yurina Melara Valiulis, Posted: Feb 27, 2013

Evelyn García es la única de seis hermanos que padece de alergias. Ella tiene reacciones alérgicas a las manzanas, las nueces, duraznos y al pavo ahumado.

In Silicon Valley, Chinese Farmers Wage Battle for Land

Hyphen, News Feature, Li Miao Lovett, Posted: Feb 27, 2013

For Asian farmers in Silicon Valley, rising land prices, urbanization and competition from abroad are threatening traditional livelihoods.

Carteles narcotraficantes mexicanos miran hacia España como su nuevo hogar

New America Media, News Report, Louis Nevaer, Posted: Feb 26, 2013

La crisis económica en España ha desatado una cruel guerra territorial entre los carteles narcotraficantes latinoamericanos.

Meet Stan Lee's Chinese Superhero 'The Annihilator'

Angry Asian Man, News Report, Posted: Feb 26, 2013

The Annihilator is a young Chinese prisoner, Ming, who undergoes a dangerous genetic procedure that gives him extraordinary abilities. And like any good hero, he uses those abilities to fight bad guys. Does that sound cool? They're working on a film version with producer Barry Josephson and a script by the guy wrote and directed The Bourne Legacy. Here's more about the character:

Forum: Women Farmworkers Have Huge Stake in Immigration Reform

New America Media, Video, Sean Shavers and Elena Shore, Posted: Feb 26, 2013

In January, some 90 farm workers and community leaders gathered in California's Central Valley to discuss U.S. immigration policy and its impact on women.

President Meets with Black Leaders to Discuss Sequester

The NorthStar News, News Report, Posted: Feb 26, 2013

The president met last week with black leaders to emphasize the harm he feels across-the-board sequester cuts would cause to communities.

Report: African Americans Over-represented in Residential Mental Health Facilities

The Hartford Guardian, News Report, Posted: Feb 26, 2013

The disproportionate number of blacks in inpatient or residential treatment is alarming because African Americans have the same rate of mental illness as whites, experts say.

Obama's Credibility Gap on Black Fatherhood

The Root, News Report, Posted: Feb 26, 2013

When President Obama gave a speech in his hometown of Chicago in a bid to address the city's stratospheric gun violence, his remarks drew criticism.

Denver’s Plugging Up Its School-to-Prison Pipeline

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Feb 26, 2013

Two months after the gun massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Conn, the Denver pact comes at a pivotal point in the national debate on firearms and school security.

Ethiopia’s Economy Benefits from Returning Diaspora

PRI's The World, News Report, Anders Kelto, Posted: Feb 26, 2013

Ethiopians who fled the country more than thirty years ago are now returning, lured by the call of home and a rising middle class.

In Cyber Charges, U.S. Falling Back on 'China Spy Syndrome'

New America Media, Commentary, George Koo and Ling-chi Wang, Posted: Feb 26, 2013

Reports of systematic hacking by China ignore the fact that other countries are deeply invested in cyber warfare, none more so than the U.S.

Los derechos de los votantes de minorías en riesgo en el fallo por venir de la Corte Suprema

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Feb 25, 2013

La Corte Suprema escucha los argumentos orales en una demanda que podría derrocar la Sección 5 de la Ley de Derecho al Voto.

The Onion’s Big Fail, And What It Demands Of Us

Al Día, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Feb 25, 2013

A tweet by the satirical magazine The Onion about Beasts of the Southern Wild star Quvenzhané Wallis reveals an endemic failure of our society.

Louisiana Coast Faces Highest Rate of Sea-Level Rise Worldwide

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Feb 25, 2013

Stunning new data not yet publicly released shows Louisiana losing its battle with rising seas much more quickly than even the most pessimistic studies have predicted.

Census to Stop Using the Word ‘Negro’

Univision News, News Report, Posted: Feb 25, 2013

The Census Bureau has finally decided to move its language choice into our millennium and drop the word “Negro” from its surveys.

The Onion Apologizes for Wallis Tweet

The Root, News Report, Posted: Feb 25, 2013

- On Monday, CEO Steve Hannah posted a rare apology on behalf of the staff members who called 9-year-old best actress nominee Quvenzhané Wallis the c-word in a tweet from its official Twitter account during the broadcast of the 85th Academy Awards on Sunday.

On Jesse Jackson Jr. and Being Bipolar

The Root, News Report, Danielle C. Belton, Posted: Feb 25, 2013

It's no excuse for what he did, says the author. She should know -- she lives with the disease, too.

Minority Voter Rights at Risk in Upcoming Supreme Court Ruling

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Feb 25, 2013

VRA may be among the most important civil rights laws ever enacted but its Section 5 is facing the risk of being struck down by the Supreme Court.

Florida Health Care Law Enactment is Not a Done Deal

New America Media, Question & Answer, Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Feb 25, 2013

Governor Scott's endorsement was a victory of common sense over ideology, but it is not a done deal in Florida.

Next Battle Over the Voting Rights Act: Supreme Court

New America Media, News Analysis, Earl Ofari Hutchinson , Posted: Feb 24, 2013

The last major challenge to the VRA took place ahead of last November's election, the next battle is moving to the Supreme Court.

Q&A: After N. Korean Test, Should South Korea Go Nuclear?

New America Media, Question & Answer, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Feb 24, 2013

North Korea's latest nuclear test sparked calls in South Korea for a domestic nuclear deterrence, a move that could spell a wider arms race.

Moniz: Shale Gas Boom a Low-Carbon Solution—for Now

InsideClimate News, News Report, Lisa Song, Posted: Feb 23, 2013

Likely Dept. of Energy nominee Ernest Moniz has already drawn fire from some environmentalists for being pro-industry. But his speeches reveal a more nuanced position.

Report: Majority of Immigrants Turned Over to ICE Are Non-Criminals

New America Media, Commentary, Reshma Shamasunder, Posted: Feb 23, 2013

A new report by Syracuse University's TRAC-Immigration revealed that an overwhelming majority of people ICE has asked local jails to hold for deportation had no convictions.

In China, Public Anger Grows Over North Korean Nuclear Test

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Translated by Summer Chiang and Peter Schurmann, Posted: Feb 22, 2013

Public anger is growing in China over North Korea's latest nuclear test, pushing Beijing to take a tougher stance on its longtime ally.

In Immigration Reform Debate, Is Agribusiness Crying Wolf?

New America Media, Op-ed, Rick Mines and Ed Kissam, Posted: Feb 22, 2013

The agricultural industry argues that a guest worker program is needed to avoid a labor shortage. But history tells a different story.

Child Care Advocates Question Finger Scans for Poor Parents Receiving Subsidies

Equal Voice, News Report, Kathy Mulady, Posted: Feb 22, 2013

child care providers believe the cost and disruption of the gate-keeping system will reduce the number of centers willing to accept federal child care vouchers.

The Life of Max -- Thoughts On Pi’s Brazilian Creator

New America Media, Commentary, Mary Jo McConahay, Posted: Feb 21, 2013

Martel ambiguously thanks Scliar in an author’s note for “the spark of life.” Well, I thought, you can’t copyright a title, can’t trademark an idea.

Mexican Drug Cartels Eye Spain As Their New Home

New America Media, News Analysis, Louis Nevaer, Posted: Feb 21, 2013

The economic crisis in Spain - with nearly 30% unemployment rate -- has unleashed a brutal turf war between rival Latin American drug cartels.

A Sorry Apology: David Cameron at Jallianwala Bagh

First Post, News Report, Sandip Roy, Posted: Feb 21, 2013

Cameron didn’t have to come to Amritsar. India is not holding its breath for a British apology nor does it hold Cameron personally accountable for 94-year-old atrocities.

Louis Gossett Jr. on Post-Oscar Heartbreak

The Root, News Report, Aisha I. Jefferson , Posted: Feb 20, 2013

In honor of the 2013 Academy Awards, airing Feb. 24, The Root spoke with black Oscar winners and nominees -- past and present -- about the prestigious honor. First in the series: Louis Gossett Jr.

Health Care Reform Advocates in New Mexico Target Information Gap

New America Media, Video, Video and Text by Anthony Advincula/ Video by Min Lee, Posted: Feb 20, 2013

Two years ago, when Dashiell Beardsley had a motorcycle accident, the University of New Mexico Hospital (UNMH) refused to admit him because they considered his condition "not that serious."

Low-Income Workers Get Insurance Through Healthy Way LA

New America Media/La Opinion, News Feature, Yurina Melara Valiulis / Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Feb 20, 2013

María Barrera, 64, is among L.A.’s 200,000 previously uninsured low-income residents now covered under health care reform by Healthy Way LA.

A Whole New World of Health Care for New Mexico

New America Media, News Analysis, Marisa Demarco, Posted: Feb 20, 2013

More than 400,000 folks in this stretch of desert lack access to health care. That's about to change in a big way.

Trabajadores con bajos ingresos obtienen seguro médico a través de Healthy Way LA

New America Media/La Opinion, News Feature, Yurina Melara Valiulis, Posted: Feb 19, 2013

María Barrera, 64, tiene seguro médico público gracias al programa Healthy Way LA (HWLA).

Director Kim Nguyen's Movie 'War Witch' Nominated for Oscars

Viet Bao, News Report, Posted: Feb 19, 2013

Due to her ability to see ghosts who warned her of enemies' approaching, she managed to avoid capture and was considered a witch and became the supreme leader of the rebels and given the title War Witch.

Climate Movement Overlooks People Who Live Near Tar Sands Refineries

New America Media, Question & Answer, Ngoc Nguyen, Interview with Denny Larson, Posted: Feb 19, 2013

Tens of thousands of people marched Sunday in what could be the biggest climate change action protest in U.S. history.

Outcast Gay Arabs Struggle with Backlash in Dearborn

The Arab American News, News Report, Natasha Dado, Posted: Feb 19, 2013

Arab Americans in Dearborn, Mich. say it can be more difficult for an Arab to be openly gay here than in parts of Beirut.

'God's Facebook' -- Author Promotes Harmony

Siliconeer, Question & Answer, Ras H. Siddiqui, Posted: Feb 18, 2013

A book by a Bangladeshi-American author is adding to the dialog amongst religions without ignoring atheists in the conversation.

Online Learning Democratizes Higher Ed, But Can It Get You a Job?

New America Media, Commentary, Jonah Harris, Posted: Feb 18, 2013

A new trend in higher education, Massive Open Online Courses, have the potential to revolutionize the college experience.

Threat from Space is Real, But Man Stands Better Chance Than the Dinosaurs

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Feb 17, 2013

The threats of meteorites hitting the earth are just the latest reminder that the destiny of human kind is in outer space.

Analysts Laud Gov. Brown’s Budget Proposal, But Pitfalls Remain

New America Media, News Report, Jay Rooney, Posted: Feb 17, 2013

Gov. Brown's budget proposal would balance California's books, but keep spending on social programs below pre-recession levels.

Thousands of Uninsured Flock to Fresno Health Fair

New America Media, Video, Article: Viji Sundaram / Video: Silicon Valley De-Bug, Posted: Feb 17, 2013

An estimated 8,000 people converged on the Fresno Fairgrounds for a health care enrollment and resource fair.

Enviros Urged to Reckon with California Voter Demographics

New America Media, News Report, Rene Ciria-Cruz, Posted: Feb 16, 2013

Latinos see themselves as "conservationists" but not "environmentalists," a hurdle the environmental movement must overcome.

Too Young for Medicare, Couple Gets Coverage Under Obamacare

New America Media, News Report, Callie Shanafelt, Posted: Feb 16, 2013

After losing their employer-paid insurance, an Oakland couple was surprised to learn they qualified for a "bridge" program under the Affordable Care Act.

Denver Nuggets Player Honors His 2 Moms as Ally for LGBT Rights

The North Star News, News Report, Posted: Feb 15, 2013

Kenneth Faried, Denver Nuggets' Power Forward, and the son of two lesbian mothers, has joined the LGBT advocacy group Athlete Ally.

Immigration Reform: Who Could Be Left Out?

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Feb 15, 2013

The national debate on immigration reform is forging ahead -- but rights advocates see reason to be concerned about who might be left out.

One Week Left for Virginia Legislature to Opt In or Out of Medicaid

New America Media, Video, Article: Khalil Abdullah / Video: Min Lee, Posted: Feb 15, 2013

Medicaid expansion, currently pending in congress, could put health care within reach of 400,000 uninsured Virginians.

North Korea - A ‘Horse Without Reins’

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Posted: Feb 14, 2013

Despite China’s verbal toughness, an editorial in the Chinese-language Sing Tao Daily questions just how much Beijing can do to rein in North Korea.

Field Poll: Ethnic Voters Support Soda Tax, Obesity Prevention

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Feb 14, 2013

Ethnic voters in California are more likely to support a soda tax if the revenue is invested in fighting childhood obesity.

Black LGBT Elders Face History of Isolation

Bay Area Reporter, News Feature, Seth Hemmelgarn , Posted: Feb 14, 2013

Larry Saxxon knows the isolation and loneliness researchers say challenge black elders in the LGBT community, which can favor those young and white.

Arizona Activists Wary of Piecemeal Immigration Reform

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Feb 14, 2013

Obama’s State of the Union address Marco Rubio's response did little to quell the concerns of Arizona immigration activists.

After State of the Union, Experts Tell Obama--Leave Social Security Unchained

New America Media, Commentary, Nancy J. Altman. Eric Kingson and Daniel Marans, , Posted: Feb 13, 2013

Obama’s State of the Union pledged to keep promises to Americans. But Monday, the White House said he’s open to a Social Security change that would break one.

Obama On Immigration: It's About the Economy

Coachella Unincorporated / New America Media, News Analysis, Jesús E. Valenzuela Félix, Posted: Feb 13, 2013

Obama integrated immigration into his speech, in much the same way as immigrants integrate themselves into all aspects of U.S. society.

Louisiana Gov. Jindal’s approval falls below 50%

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Feb 13, 2013

The new poll from Voter Consu?mer Research out of Washington D.C. revealed that 21.0 percent of Louisianians “approve-strongly” Governor Jindal, 24.9 percent “approve-somewhat”. That 45.9 percent approval rating for Bobby Jindal stands in contrast to a disapproval rating of 48.4 percent.

Year of the Kumätz: A Mayan Perspective on the Year of the Snake

New America Media, Commentary, Jonah Harris, Posted: Feb 13, 2013

While East Asians across the globe celebrate a new Lunar New Year, a Mayan elder offers a different cultural perspective on the snake.

“Make Love, Not War” Boomers Now the Valentine Generation

Providence Journal/New America Media, News Feature, Rita Watson, Posted: Feb 13, 2013

The ’60s generation is changing attitudes about sex in later years. Forget Hugh Hefner’s romps—think mature love and fulfillment, say researchers.

Senate Passes Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Feb 12, 2013

Today the Senate passed S. 47, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013.

La Sorpresa: The Papal Resignation, in the Latin American Eye

New America Media, News Analysis, Mary Jo McConahay, Posted: Feb 12, 2013

For decades, Ratzinger wielded his religious and political influence across Latin America, home to half of the world’s one billion Catholics.

ABC and Univision to Launch 'Fusion' TV

Univision, News Report, Posted: Feb 11, 2013

ABC and Univision announced their new English-language news and lifestyle TV network for U.S. Hispanics.

The State of Obama’s Presidency

Colorlines, News Analysis, Posted: Feb 11, 2013

Unless there is a fundamental change in this dynamic, people of color, the working poor and all of those looking for their shot at the American dream are in for a rough go over the next four years.

Operation Water Freeze: Tribe Struggle to Bring Water Back

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Feb 11, 2013

After digging through asphalt and three feet of frozen ground, the men finally exposed the water pipe that feeds this cluster of housing.

$1 Million Reward Assembled in Dorner Search

Rafu Shimpo, News Report, Posted: Feb 11, 2013

$1 million reward was offered today for information leading to the conviction of accused triple-killer Christopher Jordan Dorner, as 50 Los Angeles police officers and their families are being watched and guarded against attack by an ex-cop on a murderous campaign.

Filipinos Are Largest Asian Group in California—New Study, News Report, Posted: Feb 11, 2013

Filipinos are the largest Asian minority group in California today.

A Digital Farmer’s Almanac -- How Communities Track ‘Microchanges’ in Climate

New America Media, Question & Answer, Ngoc Nguyen, Interview with Julia Kumari Drapkin, Posted: Feb 11, 2013

An experiment in crowd-sourced environmental reporting allows a Colorado community to document climate change in their backyards.

Immigration Reform: Will Farming Finally Get Fixed?

PRI's The World, News Report, Adrian Florido, Posted: Feb 11, 2013

As immigration reform takes shape in Washington, the U.S. farm lobby wants to make hiring immigrant workers easier.

Health Reform “Bridges” Sacramento Man from Pain to Care

New America Media, News Report, Callie Shanafelt, Posted: Feb 11, 2013

Clifford Roberson’s pain has persisted since a forklift accident in the 1980s. Now, Obamacare is bringing him treatment he couldn’t afford for years.

Homeless Youth Project Releases Statewide Action Plan

New America Media, Video, Valerie Klinker, Posted: Feb 10, 2013

In January California released its action plan on homeless youth, a set of measures aimed at ending youth homelessness in the state.

The State of Equality and Justice in America: ‘America Stands at a Crossroads’, News Report, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., Posted: Feb 09, 2013

Our union has been in the process of perfecting itself throughout its entire existence, a laboratory experiment in justice and equality.

President Obama's State of the Union Speech Under Fire Again

New America Media, News Report, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Feb 09, 2013

While the GOP’s rebuttal to Pres. Obama's SOTU will be softer and gentler in tone than in years past, its relentless attack on his policies is still very much in place.

Retailers Prepare for Holiday Shoppers from China

China Daily, News Report, Posted: Feb 08, 2013

US merchants are readying for an influx of Chinese shoppers celebrating the Chinese New Year during an otherwise slow winter for US tourism.

National Alliance Calls for End to School Closures

The Washington Informer, News Report, Dorothy Rowley, Posted: Feb 08, 2013

A growing alliance of public education advocates have united to end what they describe as the discriminatory shuttering of schools in black and Latino neighborhoods.

Local Drone Protests Highlight Controversial Program

Chico Sol, News Report, Leslie Layton, Posted: Feb 08, 2013

A nascent movement against the ongoing U.S. drone program is emerging as more Americans worry about its growing toll in civilian lives.

Obamacare Helps Uninsured Diabetic Engineer Get Health Coverage

New America Media, News Feature, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Feb 08, 2013

Obamacare bars insurers from denying coverage to those with pre-existing conditions, but not until Jan. 1, 2014. Meanwhile, a program is helping thousands get help.

AAJA condemns Joel Brinkley’s column about Vietnam

AAJA, Commentary, Posted: Feb 07, 2013

Public outrage over the piece is certainly justified, and AAJA joins in expressing disappointment over Mr. Brinkley’s column.

Timbuktu 2013 -- Be Wary of Western Military Expansionism In Africa

Black Star News, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Feb 07, 2013

France's intervention in Mali is the latest in a series of steps portending a deepening Western military expansion into Africa.

Closing the Information Gap on Memphis School Merger

New America Media, News Report, Stan Washington, Posted: Feb 07, 2013

A recent meeting of school officials and ethnic media sought to inform communities about a pending merger between the Memphis and Shelby school districts.

Goal Shifts to Keeping Aging Drivers at the Wheel

Sarasota Herald-Tribune/New America Media, News Report, Barbara Peters Smith, Posted: Feb 07, 2013

Taking car keys from seniors can lead to their isolation, depression, even malnutrition. But new programs are showing man can learn to drive safely.

Transforming ‘Deferred Action’ for Young Immigrants Into True Opportunities

EdSource, News Report, Edward Kissam, Posted: Feb 07, 2013

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals plan may help 305,000 undocumented California youth remain in the U.S.—but not without education reforms.

Mariachi Music Gaining Credibility in Texas Schools

PRI's The World, News Report, Jason Margolis, Posted: Feb 06, 2013

While Mariachi music has never been taken all that seriously Mexico, just north of the border in Texas it's gaining some serious attention.

Tina Turner Applies for Swiss Citizenship

The North Start News, News Report, Posted: Feb 06, 2013

Singer Tina Turner is giving up her American passport to become a citizen of Switzerland, according to news reports.

Navajo Nation Declares State of Emergency Over Water Shortages

Indian Country Today Media Network, News Report, Posted: Feb 06, 2013

Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly has declared a state of emergency following severe water shortages.

How Immigration Reform Could Expand Incarceration of Immigrants

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Feb 06, 2013

“There is not in my opinion very much enforcement going on at all in the interior of the country,” said Judiciary Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte, a Virginia Republican.

LA Targets Korean 'Birth Tourists'

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Feb 06, 2013

For certain privileged Korean moms-to-be, their baby’s first gifts aren’t toys, rattles or clothes. It’s U.S. citizenship.

Affordable Health Care Act can help push for Medicare portability

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Feb 06, 2013

More and more elderly Fil-Ams, who are qualified for retirement benefits, are now looking to spend their “golden years” of retirement abroad -- especially in their home country, the Philippines.

Silicon Valley Energy Company Busted for Underpaying Mexican Workers

Univision 14, News Report, Posted: Feb 06, 2013

The Sunnyvale clean energy start-up Bloom Energy Corp. brought in workers from Mexico and paid them about $2.66 an hour in pesos.

Pew: Majority of Mexican Immigrants Haven't Applied for Citizenship

EFE, News Report, Posted: Feb 06, 2013

Nearly two-thirds of the 5.4 million legal immigrants from Mexico who are eligible to become U.S. citizens have not yet taken that step.

Senators' Letter Calls for Humane Immigration Reform

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Feb 06, 2013

Four Democratic Senators circulated a letter Wednesday, laying out the values they believe should be considered in immigration reform.

Stranger Than Nonfiction--Author Andrew Lam Busts the Online Homework Racket

New America Media, News Analysis, Andrew Lam, Posted: Feb 06, 2013

NAM editor and author Andrew Lam examines the online market for old homework on literature—like his stories—and reveals the true answer.

Atlanta Family Mourned, Police Probe Possible Murder-Suicide

India-West, News Report, Posted: Feb 06, 2013

Members of metro Atlanta's Sikh community are turning to prayer — and each other — as they mourn the loss of four family members whose bodies were found in their suburban apartment.

Cambodia’s Death Tourism: Ex-King’s Passing Exposes Spectacular Grief Ritual

First Post, News Analysis, Sandip Roy, Posted: Feb 06, 2013

Cambodia’s spectacular mourning for ex-king Sihanouk, reveals a nation that finds itself having to benefit from its Killing Fields economy through death tourism.

WORDS FROM THE WISE: America’s Oldest Park Ranger Brings Black History to Life

New America Media/Richmond Pulse, Profile, Malcolm Marshall, Posted: Feb 05, 2013

Betty Reid-Soskin, 91, is the oldest National Park Ranger. She brings black history to life, from her mother’s slavery to the election of a black president.

Energy Secretary Chu To Step Down

Rafu Shimpo, News Report, Posted: Feb 04, 2013

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu has announced his decision not to serve a second term.

Rosa Parks' Stamp on American History

The Root, Commentary, Jeanne Theoharis, Posted: Feb 04, 2013

The centennial of Rosa Parks’ birth this week, says the author of a new book on her, should mark the real legacy of her activism—both in the South and North.

Fil-Ams set to lobby for immigration reform

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Feb 04, 2013

n the wake of the unveiling of an immigration policy ‘blueprint’ agreed upon by a bipartisan group of Senators, Filipino-Americans in the United States are now looking to make a strong push for immigration reform through ‘aggressive lobbying’ in Washington, DC.

President Obama Endorses Rep. Mike Honda for Re-election

Asianweek, News Report, Posted: Feb 04, 2013

President Barack Obama has issued the following statement endorsing Representative Mike Honda (CA-17) for re-election in 2014.

Voter Registration Has an Ugly History, and Some Want to Revive It

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Feb 04, 2013

Despite the clear fail of voter suppression efforts and the strong resolve of voters last year, rightwing forces are still determined to make voting harder.

Little Saigon Tet Parade Board of Organizers: Stop discriminating against VA LGBTs from participating in the Tet parade.

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Feb 04, 2013

Vietnamese-American LGBTs are being barred from participating in a Tet parade in Little Saigon for this and future years.

Ravens Hold Off 49ers’ Comeback Attempt

The Afro, News Report, Posted: Feb 04, 2013

Joe Flacco was named Super Bowl XLVII MVP after leading the Baltimore Ravens to a thrilling 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

Pemex Explosion a Test for Mexico's New President

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Feb 04, 2013

Editors of La Opinión say the Pemex explosion raises questions about government transparency and oil privatization.

African-American Unemployment Rate 13.8 Percent in January

The NorthStar News, News Report, Posted: Feb 04, 2013

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for African Americans in January was lower than in December but higher when compared to a year ago.

Zeke Montes, Hispanic Print Pioneer, Dies at Age 64, News Report, Rebecca Villaneda, Posted: Feb 04, 2013

Montes, president of the National Association of Hispanic Publications, and Tele Guia publisher and CEO, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

In Riverside County, Spanish Speaking Counselors a Must

La Prensa/New America Media, News Report, Olga Rojas, Posted: Feb 04, 2013

Although the number of Spanish-speaking students in CA is rising, Spanish-speaking counselors are an endangered species.

Innovative Nebraska Program Brings Diversity To Highly Segregated Public Schools

America’s Wire , News Report, Susan Eaton, Posted: Feb 03, 2013

The Learning Community is designed to reduce funding disparities between Omaha and its suburbs and to create more socioeconomic diversity in schools.

Rushdie Ban Reveals the Shameful Truth about Kolkata

First Post, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Feb 03, 2013

For years, the mention of Calcutta provokes mostly pity from others as if you were speaking of a widowed aunt. Such a good family. But what a sad life.

A Once Undocumented Immigrant Reflects Upon Obama’s Plan

Silicon Valley De-Bug / New America Media, First Person, Adrian Avila, Posted: Feb 03, 2013

Adrian Avila of San Jose, CA, who spent 22 years of his life in the U.S. undocumented, shares his feelings about the president's immigration plan.

Life, Death and Immigration Reform

The Root, Commentary, Farai Chideya, Posted: Feb 02, 2013

A family member's cancer bout made this writer see how border wars divert attention from larger issues.

As Spain's Economy Worsens, Young Adults Flock to Mexico for Jobs

New America Media, News Report, Louis E.V. Nevaer, Posted: Feb 02, 2013

Mexico has become a land of opportunity for Spaniards fleeing the economic crisis in Europe.

Arizona Recall Group Says Arpaio “Hijacked” Republican Party

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Feb 01, 2013

Republican members of a bipartisan group hoping to recall Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Arizona say the controversial figure has become a political liability.

Michigan Reverses Itself on Driver's Licenses for DACA Recipients

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Feb 01, 2013

In a reversal of its previous position, Michigan said Friday it would begin issuing driver's licenses to DACA recipients.

Immigration Reform: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Al Día, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Feb 01, 2013

It's a measure of how disastrous the immigration discourse has become that both of this week's proposals seem like such a step forward.

Obama to Univision: 'I'm Not a King'

Univision, News Report, Posted: Feb 01, 2013

When asked whether he would consider a moratorium on deportations of non-criminals, President Obama told Univision, "I'm not a king."

A Ground-Eye View of the 'Valley of Deportation' (PART 2)

Coachella Unincorporated / New America Media, Commentary, Jesús E. Valenzuela Félix , Posted: Feb 01, 2013

To outsiders, the Coachella Valley evokes thoughts of concerts and country clubs -- but for many residents, it's the Valley of Deportation.

Aging Boomers with HIV Teaching Doctors to Keep Them Independent

WHYY/New America Media, News Feature, Carolyn Beeler, Posted: Feb 01, 2013

Survivors with HIV over 50 in Philadelphia are teaching doctors how to keep them independent as ailments of aging interact with their condition.