Obamacare Gave My Mom Peace of Mind

La Opinión, Op-ed, Adrián Sánchez, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Mar 31, 2013

Health care reform is already helping people struggling to get health insurance. I know -- my mother is one of them.




‘Poop Strong’ Founder Arijit Guha Succumbs to Cancer

India-West, News Report, Monica Luhar, Posted: Mar 31, 2013

Arijit Guha, a 32-year-old Arizona State University doctoral student, earlier this week lost his 2-year battle with colon cancer but won his battle with his health insurance company, which agreed to lift the lifetime limit of $300,000 on his insurance plan for his treatment.




The Ippies Awards: NY Ethnic Media Honored

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula and Gregg Morris, Posted: Mar 30, 2013

New York's annual Ippies Awards once again celebrated the best in reporting by the area's ethnic media.




California Gets Federal Nod to Coordinate Care for Most Vulnerable Patients

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram and Paul Kleyman, Posted: Mar 30, 2013

Federal officials gave California the nod this week for a bold new program to better manage the care of a half-million low-income elders and people with disabilities.




馬里蘭州致力推動健保改革法

New America Media, News Report, Text by Khalil Abdullah, Translated by Summer Chiang and Vivian Po, Posted: Mar 29, 2013

馬里蘭州被列為美國十大最富有的州之一,傾向於民主黨的馬里蘭州同時也是全國第一個全力推動可負擔健保法案的州分。




Pro-Immigrant Measures Make Gains at the State Level

ImmigrationImpact.com, News Report, Posted: Mar 29, 2013

2013 is shaping up to be a year where most states are moving in a more positive direction when it comes to immigration policy.




In Sacramento, Hope and Zumba for the Uninsured

New America Media, Video, Anna Challet / Video: Silicon Valley Debug, Posted: Mar 29, 2013

Thousands of uninsured adults and children came out to a Sacramento resource fair to get enrolled.




A Return to Art Appreciation, Sudan Style

New America Media, News Feature, Hana Baba, Posted: Mar 29, 2013

In the midst of war, Sudanese artists are reclaiming their space and cultivating a renaissance within their society.




Fear, Distrust of Police Rampant Three Years After SB 1070

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

Undocumented immigrants testify in front of state advisory board on civil rights in Arizona.




Mamá es una de ellas

La Opinión, Op-ed, Adrián Sánchez , Posted: Mar 29, 2013

La reforma de salud ya está ayudando a las personas que luchan por obtener un seguro de salud. Lo sé, mi madre es una de ellas.




Los Mayas Traen Pasión por Béisbol a EE.UU.

New America Media, Video, Articulo: Jonah Harris // Video: Josué Rojas, Posted: Mar 28, 2013

El beisbol se ha convertido en un motivo de orgullo y una parte integral de lo que que significa ser maya -- en México y aqui en el EEUU.




Maya Bring Baseball Passions to U.S.

New America Media, Video, Text & Audio: Jonah Harris / Video: Josué Rojas, Posted: Mar 28, 2013

Indigenous Maya immigrants from Yucatan are bringing their love of baseball to playing fields across the U.S.




Korean Americans Faced Voting Barriers, Study Finds

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Mar 28, 2013

A high number of Korean American voters faced voting problems, according to new data.




Stop-and-Frisk Trial Puts Bloomberg in Ugly Glare

New America Media, News Analysis, Greg Morris, Posted: Mar 27, 2013

A class action lawsuit against the NYPD's stop-and-frisk tactics is putting the city's mayor and the policy he championed in an ugly glare.




Obama's Conversion Changed Public Discourse On Gay Marriage

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Mar 27, 2013

Support for gay marriage -- particularly within black and hispanic communities -- increased once President Obama took a hard stance.




Bangladesh’s Tahrir Square - Scenes from Multi-City Protests

New America Media, Photo Essay, Ashfaque Swapan, Posted: Mar 27, 2013

Hundreds of Bangladeshis turned out on March 24 in 40 cities worldwide to show support for a youth-led movement that began in Bangladesh.




Students Call for Humanitarian Aid to Assist North Korean Refugees

International Examiner, News Report, Posted: Mar 27, 2013

University of Washington (UW) students recently learned about North Korean refugees from a perspective not normally given voice in mainstream media: that of a North Korean refugee.




Embracing Difference: The Future of the DREAM Movement

New America Media, Commentary, Sofia Campos, Catherine Eusebio and Jorge Gutierrez, Posted: Mar 27, 2013

While the Supreme Court debates gay marriage, the "undocuqueer" continue to play a leading role in the fight for immigration reform.




La Opinion: Overturn Prop 8 and DOMA

La Opinion, Editorial, Posted: Mar 26, 2013

An editorial in La Opinión calls on the U.S. Supreme Court to "stop the discrimination" against same-sex couples.




Freida Pinto, Priyanka Join ‘Girl Rising’ Initiative

India-West, News Report, Posted: Mar 26, 2013

Bollywood actresses Freida Pinto and Priyanka Chopra have teamed up with the likes of Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep and other leading names to narrate the new documentary, "Girl Rising."




Activists Pressure Feinstein to Support Family-Based Immigration

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Mar 26, 2013

Dozens of immigration reform activists rallied in front of Senator Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) office Thursday pressuring her to protect and support family-based immigration.




Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Mar 26, 2013

She left Trinidad for the United States in 1988 to earn a master’s degree in communications, and then a Ph.D. in behavioral sciences. She got a job at a Fortune 500 company that in 1993 sponsored her green card. Five years later she became a citizen.




Maryland Toma la Delantera en la Reforma de Salud

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah//Traducción al Español por Liz Gonzalez y Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Mar 26, 2013

Maryland estaba entre los primeros estados de la nación en movilizarse para aplicar la Ley de Asistencia Asequible.





The Secret to Fixing School Discipline? Change the Behavior of Adults

ACEsTooHigh, News Feature, Jane Ellen Stevens, Posted: Mar 26, 2013

A growing number of schools across the nation are eschewing student punishment for compassion, with profound results.




Letter to Princeton Admissions -- One Applicant Draws a Line in the Sand

New America Media, Commentary, Stephen Fong, Posted: Mar 26, 2013

Stephen Fong is a senior in high school in San Francisco who is waiting to hear on his applications to Ivy League universities.




The Price of Sand: Wisconsin Today, Minnesota Tomorrow?

TC Daily Planet, News Report, Posted: Mar 25, 2013

You can farm the same land over and over but once you mine it, it's gone," a Wisconsin woman told filmmaker Jim Tittle. Born and raised on a farm that's been in her family for generations, she represents one of the positions explored in his documentary, The Price of Sand, which focuses on Wisconsin conflict over silica mines, small towns and money — a conflict now playing out in southeastern Minnesota and in the Minnesota legislature.




10 Million Indians Want to Move to US: Gallup Poll

India West, News Report, Posted: Mar 25, 2013

More than 100 million people from across the world, including 10 million from India, would like to move permanently to the U.S., which remains the most popular global destination, according to a latest opinion poll.




Hate Crimes Against Sikhs in Wisconsin

Asian American Press, News Report, Posted: Mar 25, 2013

A man set a Green Bay convenience store owned by a Sikh American on fire in an effort “to get them the hell out of Wisconsin”. The Brown County District Attorney has charged him with a hate crime.




New Digital-Divide Campaign Would Leave Seniors Behind

New America Media, Commentary, Cecilia Garcia and Bob Harootyan, Posted: Mar 25, 2013

A new, multimillion-dollar campaign to bridge the digital divide is targeting low-income families with children—but ignoring seniors in need. Why?




Maryland Takes Lead on Health Care Reform

New America Media, Video, Video by Min Lee, Text by Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Mar 24, 2013

At a newsmaker briefing for ethnic media representatives, health care experts in Maryland highlighted the benefits that the ACA will bring.




When a Nation Splits--Sudan’s Story of Recession, Race, Oil and Resilient Women

New America Media, Commentary, Hana Baba, Posted: Mar 24, 2013

Sudan's 2011 split creating South Sudan exposed the country’s deep divisions. But the stress reveals the hopeful resourcefulness of Sudanese women.




Bikram Yoga Founder in Hot Seat Over Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

India-West, News Report, Posted: Mar 23, 2013

Bikram Choudhury, founder of Bikram Yoga and creator of the famed “Hot Yoga” program popular with A-list Hollywood celebrities, is being sued by a former student who claims the 67-year-old yoga instructor repeatedly made sexual advances to her, and denied her employment when she spurned him.




In Immigration Debate, Calif. Has Most to Win--or Lose

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

Over 100 California organizations released a statement this week calling on Congress to pass humane, family-friendly immigration reform.




Achebe’s Works Embrace and Enlighten Generations

Post Script'd, First Person, Posted: Mar 22, 2013

New so of the death of Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe, 82, inspired author Tremell McKenzie, “When I reread the classic [Things Fall Apart] as an adult, I understood the genius of Achebe.




The Other Tahrir - Bangladeshi Youth Take Protest Global

New America Media, Commentary, Ashfaque Swapan, Posted: Mar 22, 2013

On March 24, Bangladeshis worldwide will join in a show of support for young protestors angered over the sentencing of a convicted war criminal.




Iraq: Stories of Betrayal Swirl Around Fall of Baghdad

Al Akhbar, News Report, Alaa al-Lami, Posted: Mar 22, 2013

Ten years after the fall of Baghdad at the hands of US forces, rumors of a breach in the Iraqi military command that facilitated the invasion continue to swirl.




Kenyatta Victory and the New African Renaissance

New America Media, Commentary, Uchenna Ekwo, Posted: Mar 22, 2013

An international court's indictment of Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta helped elect him president, signaling a new African era.




Q&A: Bringing Equity Back to Calif. School Funding

New America Media, Question & Answer, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Mar 21, 2013

The head of California's State Board of Education explains how we arrived at the current school finance system, and how a new proposal looks to fix it.




Consulate Official Gets One-Year Sentence For Domestic Violence

Rafu Shimpo, News Report, Posted: Mar 21, 2013

Yoshiaki Nagaya, 33, vice consul at the Japanese Consulate in San Francisco, has been sentenced to one year in jail for domestic abuse.




Will the Keystone XL Pipeline Produce Good Jobs? And at What Cost?

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Mar 21, 2013

If you’ve been following the controversy over the Keystone XL oil pipeline, recent events will either encourage you, disappoint you, or both.




Surfers Sue for Access to Billionaire’s Beach

India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Mar 21, 2013

Billionaire venture capitalist Vinod Khosla was the target of a lawsuit filed March 12 by a national organization that aims to gain access to Martin’s Beach.




TIME International Names New S. Asian Editor

India West, News Report, Posted: Mar 21, 2013

Eminent Indian journalist Bobby Ghosh has been named the new editor of TIME International.




Farmworkers Feed Nation, But Few Have Health Care

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Mar 21, 2013

Three-quarters of hired U.S. farmworkers lack health insurance, says a new Kresge Foundation report, raising concerns about the health of the food system.




Arab Israeli to Obama: This is Our History Too

New America Media, Commentary, Jalal Ghazi, Posted: Mar 20, 2013

Worse than the exploitation of Palestinians, much of it by their own leaders, is to be rendered an invisible people.




Dangerous Talk in the Capitol: More Money Does Improve Indian Health

New America Media, Commentary, Mark Trahant, Posted: Mar 20, 2013

Data shows that more government spending does indeed work and that the Indian Health Service could use more. This is dangerous talk in DC.




Hispanos envejecen entre dos mundos: con fe, optimismo y tradiciones

HuffPost Voces/New America Media, News Feature, Yolanda Gonzalez Gomez , Posted: Mar 20, 2013

“Señor, dame fuerzas como al búfalo, como al águila”, es una de las peticiones que Loida Medellín hace fervorosamente a Dios en sus oraciones cada madrugada.




Proof-of-Citizenship Laws 'Disenfranchise' Asian Americans

New America Media, Op-ed, Glenn Magpantay, Posted: Mar 20, 2013

Asian Americans are one of the fastest growing groups in states that have or are considering passing laws that could strip them of the right to vote.




California Labor Commissioner Issues Over $500,000 In Citation to Restaurants

Rafu Shimpo, News Report, Posted: Mar 20, 2013

California Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su said March 13 she has issued citations totaling nearly $505,000 to three restaurants for minimum wage, overtime and rest break violations, among others.




Aging Between Two Worlds: Hispanic Elders Thrive on Faith, Optimism, Tradition

HuffPost Voces/New America Media, News Feature, Yolanda Gonzalez Gomez , Posted: Mar 20, 2013

Despite lives of poverty and struggle, Texas Latino elders stay positive and thrive. But the U.S. cannot long sustain its divide into two Americas, rich and poor.




Women are the Face of Immigration Today

New America Media, Op-ed, Miriam Yeung, Posted: Mar 19, 2013

Women make up 52 percent of the overall immigrant population in the United States. Yet, our policies turn a blind eye to their needs.




Laotian Americans Missing in Laos

Asian American Press, News Report, Posted: Mar 19, 2013

It is still an ongoing investigation with local authorities in Laos and the U.S. Embassy in Vientiane is involved,” the spokesperson said. “They will be updating the families this week.




Hispanos envejecen entre dos mundos, una cultura y varios retos en Texas

New America Media/HuffPost Voces , News Feature, Yolanda Gonzalez Gomez , Posted: Mar 19, 2013

Poco cambió para Guadalupe Tobías cuando emigró al sur de Texas hace más de cuatro décadas y decidió arraigarse en una de las regiones más pobres de Estados Unidos, donde ha vivido la mayoría de sus 75 años de edad.




Tighter Restrictions on Family Visas Being Considered

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Mar 19, 2013

The Asian Pacific American Legal Center on Friday issued a statement urging those senators not to limit the number of family based petitions as it would severely impact Asian American families from reuniting with their loved ones.




《迷茫的天堂鳥》: 與越裔移民作家對話

New America Media, Question & Answer, Anna Challet, Translated by Summer Chiang and Vivian Po, Posted: Mar 19, 2013

編者的話:新美國傳媒編輯 Andrew Lam 除從事新聞工作外,同時是一位作家。他最新著作《迷茫的天堂鳥》,把自身的越南難民背景融合在數篇短篇故事中,主要人物均為逃離越南並在灣區展開新生活的人。




More Hungry Students in California Schools

ChicoSol, News Report, Leslie Layton, Posted: Mar 19, 2013

The number of CUSD students participating in the free and reduced lunch program hovered for years at about 37 percent, said CUSD’s Janet Brinson, and eventually climbed to 47.53 percent for the 2012-13 school year.




Reality Show Takes Slut Shaming to New Level

The Root, News Report, Posted: Mar 19, 2013

Lifetime's new Preachers' Daughters focuses on church girls and sex while letting boys off the hook.




Vietnamese Americans Mourn Loss of Shepard Lowman

Asian American Press, News Report, Staff, Posted: Mar 19, 2013

Shepard Lowman, 86, had a long career as a U.S. State Department diplomat, and was a humanitarian and great friend of Vietnam and the Vietnamese community.




PEARLS Helps End Depression for Seattle’s Filipino Elders

Filipino-American Bulletin/New America Media , News Feature, Sluggo Rigor , Posted: Mar 19, 2013

Ex-Marine Gino Ragudos, 67, is among older Filipino vets helped by the PEARLS program to control minor depression before it becomes major.




Swiss Tourist Rape 'Unfortunate' for All the Wrong Reasons

First Post, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Mar 18, 2013

One thing is tragically clear from the string of recent attacks on women in India – rape is not an exceptional crime in this country.




SF Carnaval: A 35-Year Tradition in Jeopardy

El Tecolote, News Report, Posted: Mar 18, 2013

News of financial woes has left both participants and organizers of San Francisco's Carnaval celebration fearful about the state of the festival.




Commission Issues Report on NOPD Stop-and-Frisk Policies

The Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Mar 18, 2013

An Independent Police Monitor released last week a review of the New Orleans Police Department’s “stop and frisk” procedures.




Gideon’s Promise Not Extended to Nation’s Immigrants

New America Media, Op-ed, Paulino Duran, Posted: Mar 18, 2013

For the millions of immigrants who come to our country seeking opportunity and fairness, the need for equal protection under the law is greater than ever.




Aging Between Two Worlds -- Hispanic, Old and Poor on the Texas Border

New America Media/Huffington Post Voces , News Feature, Yolanda Gonzalez Gomez, Posted: Mar 18, 2013

Being old and Hispanic on the Texas-Mexico border presents challenges of high poverty levels and chronic illness. But some manage to live a rich life.




Are We Latinos Too Thin-Skinned?

Al Día, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Mar 17, 2013

A barrage of tweets blasting ESPN for broadcasting the World Baseball Classic in Spanish has prompted a newsroom discussion.




The Messiah Will Come From the South

New America Media, Op-ed, Richard Rodriguez, Posted: Mar 16, 2013

The spiritual center of Christianity is in the Southern Hemisphere, not with us in the north.




First Line of Defense Against Gangs -- Parenting

ChicoSol, News Report, Leslie Layton, Posted: Mar 16, 2013

A school district in Northern California is offering Hmong-language workshops for parents, stressing their role in gang prevention.




On Anniversary of Truth Commission Findings, New Hope for Justice in El Salvador

New America Media, News Report, John McPhaul, Posted: Mar 15, 2013

A recent court decision effectively calls for overturning the amnesty that protected perpetrators of massacres in El Salvador’s civil war.




Door Not Yet Shut on Florida’s Medicaid Expansion

New America Media, News Report, Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Mar 15, 2013

Florida’s Gov. Scott reversed his pledge not to add a million uninsured to Medicaid under Obamacare, but the legislature said no this week. Advocates respond.




Business and Labor Unite on Immigration Reform, But Future Uncertain

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Mar 15, 2013

The AFL-CIO and Chamber of Commerce are recommending a new type of immigration visa program that is not tied to single employers.




Experts: Local Control Formula Would Fix 'Broken' School Funding in Calif.

New America Media, News Report, Vivian Po, Posted: Mar 14, 2013

Over 30 journalists and community advocates from across the Bay Area gathered Wed. for a briefing on Gov. Brown's school funding proposal.




International Students Risk Losing Visa If City College Closes

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Mar 14, 2013

For the 1,100 international students at City College, loss of accreditation for the school could put their immigration status at risk.




Arizona Prosecutions Bar Undocumented From Legalization

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

In Arizona, unauthorized workers are being prosecuted as felons, making them ineligible for legalization even if federal immigration reform passes.




Foreign-Born Entrepreneurs Push for a ‘Startup’ Visa

PRI's The World, News Report, Monica Campbell, Posted: Mar 14, 2013

Foreign-born entrepreneurs are pressing for a “startup” visa that would let them stay here and set up shop.




Who Is the New Argentine Pope?

EFE, News Report, Posted: Mar 13, 2013

Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is the first Latin American and first Jesuit elected leader of the Catholic Church.




Iranian-Americans Test Political Glass Ceiling

PRI's The World, News Report, Tom Banse, Posted: Mar 13, 2013

Meet 31-year-old Cyrus Habib, the highest-ranking elected Iranian-American official in the United States.




The People’s Court - Why Community Organizing Is the Way to Realize Gideon’s Promise

New America Media/Silicon Valley De-Bug, Op-ed, Raj Jayadev, Posted: Mar 13, 2013

Next week marks the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that guaranteed defendants the right to a defense attorney.




DOCTOR’S WORD: Can Physicians Cope with a ‘Silver Tsunami?’

Physician’s Money Digest/New America Media , Commentary, Eric Anderson , Posted: Mar 13, 2013

The huge and diverse aging boomer generation—the “Silver Tsunami”—means the U.S. faces a shortage of doctors to care for them.




Why Late South Korean Dictator Park Chung-hee Is The Most Popular President Ever

Koream Journal, News Feature, Eugene Yi, Posted: Mar 13, 2013

Park Chung-hee ruled South Korea with an iron fist for 18 years. Now, he has become the most popular South Korean ex-president ever.




City of Doubts: Kolkata’s Uneasy Love for Mother Teresa

First Post, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Mar 13, 2013

Media in Kolkata have largely ignored a new report in the academic journal Studies in Religion that professes to explore “the dark side of Mother Teresa”.




Quienes son los 'UndocuQueers? Nuevos informes arrojan luz sobre esta cuestion

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Mar 12, 2013

Un informe estima que hay por lo menos 267.000 adultos auto-identificados como inmigrantes indocumentados LGBT en los EEUU.




Report: NYPD Spy Program Traumatized Muslim Communities

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Mar 12, 2013

A year and a half after the Associated Press exposed the New York Police Department’s sprawling surveillance program targeting Muslims, three civil liberties groups have detailed the corrosive impact the program had on the students, families and worshippers who were watched.




San Francisco Community College Fights for Its Life

Perspective, News Report, David Bacon, Posted: Mar 12, 2013

The community college has been under siege from an accreditation commission that has threatened the district's very existence.




Slashed Budget Leaves Indigent Defendants Lawyerless

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Tom Gogola, Posted: Mar 12, 2013

Draconian cuts in the budget for lawyers who represent indigent defendants have come back to haunt the Orleans Parish criminal justice system.




Fukushima: Memories of The Lost Landscape

Iexaminer.org, News Report, Posted: Mar 11, 2013

“Fukushima: Memories of the Lost Landscape,” a film documenting the tsunami and earthquake disasters’ aftermath, starts out like a web cam video blog, showing filmmaker Yojyu Matsubayashi in his Tokyo apartment some 140 miles away riding out the shaking and aftershocks.




Confirmation of Pamela Chen to U.S. District Court Applauded

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

First openly gay Asian American federal judge, Susan Chen, confirmed to U.S. District Court.




The Amazing Comeback of Susan Rice

The Root, News Analysis, Posted: Mar 11, 2013

There have been plenty of second acts in politics, from former President Bill Clinton surviving a sex-turned-impeachment scandal, to former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry returning to public life from a crack and prostitute scandal. But rarely do political comebacks happen in the span of a few short months, And yet that appears to be the case for U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice.




Smartphones Close Latino Digital Divide

Al Día, News Report, Posted: Mar 11, 2013

Latinos own smartphones at similar—and sometimes higher—rates than do other groups of Americans according to a new analysis.




Parents Sue to Remove Yoga from Calif. School District

India West, News Report, Monica Luhar, Posted: Mar 11, 2013

A civil lawsuit alleges that a school district in San Diego county, by providing instruction in Ashtanga yoga, is promoting religious beliefs.




Financial Abuse: Could You Spot It?

Today's Caregiver/New America Media , News Feature, Eileen Beal, Posted: Mar 10, 2013

Financial exploitation of elders is a growing national problem. Here is a guide that friends and family of vulnerable seniors can use to spot key signs of abuse.




Health Fair Attracts Inland Empire's Uninsured

New America Media, Video, Text: Aurora Saldivar / Video: Cesar Flores / Photos: Daniel Zapien, Posted: Mar 09, 2013

Hundreds of uninsured families descended on a Riverside high school campus for a health care enrollment and resource fair.




Fil-Am Media Shine at NAM 'Excellence in Journalism' SoCal Awards

Asian Journal, News Report, Mico Letargo, Posted: Mar 09, 2013

Ethnic media in Southern California were honored for excellence in journalism, and insightful coverage of ethnic community issues.




Who Are the 'UndocuQueer?' New Reports Shed Light

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Mar 08, 2013

For the first time, reports estimate the number of LGBT immigrants in the U.S. -- a group that's been on the frontline of the immigrant rights movement.




In Silicon Valley, Tent Cities Point to Growing Inequality

New America Media/Silicon Valley De-Bug, Video, Fernando Perez and Mewael M. Tekleab, Posted: Mar 08, 2013

San Jose officials plan to raze a homeless encampment of more than 100 people -- just one of dozens that have sprung up throughout the county.




The Case for Mandatory Full-Time Nursing Home Doctors

Psychology Today/New America Media, News Analysis, Rita Watson, Posted: Mar 08, 2013

Nursing homes could improve care and eliminate shameful treatment, such as drugging residents to quiet them, if more would hire a full-time physician.




In Latin America, U.S. Would Rather Talk About Villains than Partners

Al Día, Op-ed, Editorial Staff, Posted: Mar 07, 2013

Hugo Chavez's death offers a chance for the U.S. to adjust the way it thinks and talks about Latin America, both officially and unofficially.




FL University Stadium Named After Private Prison Company

New Orleans Agenda, Commentary, Marc H. Morial, Posted: Mar 07, 2013

One commentator says that Florida Atlantic University should take private prison company's name off of its football stadium.




Latino Parents Shifting Black-White Paradigm in Memphis-Area Schools

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

Latino parents are increasingly making their voices heard in a school district long defined by black-white relations.




Low Income Health Programs Need to Live On

Sacramento Bee, Op-ed, Daniel Zingale, Posted: Mar 06, 2013

When health care reform kicks in next January, 3 to 4 million Californians will still be uninsured.




Pennies on the Dollar? Sequester Will Close Schools, Reduce Teachers and Shortchange Dreams

Indian Country Today, News Analysis, Mark Trahant, Posted: Mar 06, 2013

The sequester calls for reducing spending by 2.4 percent across the board, but the problem is that 2.4 percent is not evenly distributed, writes one commentator.




Out of Mexico's Violence, New Cultural Expressions Emerge Along the Border

New America Media, News Analysis, Louis Nevaer, Posted: Mar 06, 2013

The artistic expressions of young Mexicans living along the border point to a near future that rejects the culture of cartel violence.




Advocates: Medicaid Expansion in Miss. Saves Lives, Spurs Jobs

New America Media, Video, Video and Text: Anthony Advincula; Video: Min Lee, Posted: Mar 06, 2013

In Mississippi, implementation of provisions under federal health care reform to expand access to these people faces an uphill battle.




Experts Say Texas Needs Healthcare Reform

New America Media, Video, Min Lee; text: Tiffany L. Williams, Posted: Mar 06, 2013

Many of the state’s elected officials refuse to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), despite Texas having the largest proportion of uninsured citizens in the nation.




Defensores: Expansion de Medicaid salva vidas, crea trabajos

New America Media, Video, Min Lee; text: Anthony Advincula, Posted: Mar 06, 2013

Sin embargo, la plena aplicación de ACA en Misisipí se ha enfrentado a una dura batalla en la legislatura del estado.




Venezuela’s Foreign Policy Without Chávez: The End of ALBA?

Council On Hemispheric Affairs, News Report, W. Alex Sanchez, Posted: Mar 06, 2013

How will the post-Chávez Venezuelan government reorganize its relations and initiatives with other states, including the U.S.?




Los expertos dicen que Texas necesita la reforma de salud

New America Media, Video, Min Lee; text: Tiffany L. Williams, Posted: Mar 05, 2013

Muchos de los funcionarios electos del estado se niegan a expandir Medicaid bajo la Ley de Asistencia Asequible (ACA), a pesar de que Texas tiene el mayor porcentaje de ciudadanos sin seguro médico en la nación.




'Birds of Paradise Lost': A Conversation With Author Andrew Lam

New America Media, Interview, Anna Challet, Posted: Mar 05, 2013

Andrew Lam discusses his new book, "Birds of Paradise Lost," a collection of short fiction that explores the experience of Vietnamese immigrants in the U.S.




Những Câu Chuyện Di Dân sẽ Thuộc Về Xứ Mỹ -- Nói Chuyện với nhà văn Andrew Lâm

New America Media, Interview, Anna Challet, Posted: Mar 05, 2013

Andrew Lam discusses his new book, "Birds of Paradise Lost," a collection of short fiction that explores the experience of Vietnamese immigrants in the U.S.




Climate Change Science Poised to Enter Nation's Classrooms

InsideClimate News, News Report, Katherine Bagley, Posted: Mar 05, 2013

New standards recommend teaching man-made global warming in all science classes. Some textbook publishers to incorporate curriculum immediately.




ACA cerraría la brecha ‘deplorable’ de salud de la Florida

New America Media, News Report, Mc Nelly Torres, Posted: Mar 04, 2013

Las figuras son deplorables. Uno de cada 13 niños estadounidenses sin seguro médico vive en la Florida.




Santa Clara County Supervisor Shirakawa Guilty of Misusing Public Funds

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

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office on March 1 charged County Supervisor George Shirakawa Jr. with five felonies: four counts of perjury and one count of misappropriation of public funds, as well as seven misdemeanors for failing to file accurate campaign reports.




Sequestration and the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy to End Equity

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Mar 04, 2013

Since the 1970s—through ideas which can only be thought of as flawed and eccentric—an ideological band has championed an end to the education, health, transportation and housing programs that have made America more economically fair.




Hundreds Honor, Welcome Home Kayenta Soldier

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Mar 04, 2013

The body of Camp Pendleton Marine Staff Sgt. Jonathan D. Davis arrived here this morning after an 82-mile procession from Flagstaff Pulliam Airport.




The ‘New Normal’ -- Calif. Youth Giving Up the Gun

New America Media, Video, Staff, Posted: Mar 04, 2013

While young people's attitudes toward guns vary by region and gender, most agree they are at the root of fear and insecurity on the street.




Indian American Professor Spurs Mississippi to Ratify Slavery Amendment

India West, News Feature, Richard Springer, Posted: Mar 03, 2013

Mississippi just ratified the 13th Amendment, which ended slavery—only 148 years late. Read how an immigrant’s trip to see Lincoln helped change history.




U.S. National Security Officials Sound Alarm on Climate Change

Inter Press Service, News Report, Joe Hitchon, Posted: Mar 02, 2013

U.S. intelligence and national security circles are increasingly worried about political turmoil and the rise of climate refugees from a warming planet.




More Money for Your Schools? A Closer Look at Local Control Funding

New America Media, News Report, Vivian Po, Posted: Mar 01, 2013

NAM Briefing for Ethnic Media Journalists on California's Local Control Funding Formula.




ACA Would Close Florida's 'Deplorable' Health Gap

Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, Video, Mc Nelly Torres, Posted: Mar 01, 2013

Some 500,000 children in Florida have no access to health care services, stark figures that the ACA could help erase. (Tradución en Español)




U.S. “Sequestration” Cuts Would Harm Black, Latino Babies

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Mar 01, 2013

If “sequestration” in federal funding take effect, says a new report, black and Latino babies would be denied prenatal and newborn nutritional care.