Black Group Asks FDA to Snuff Out Menthol Cigarettes

NorthStar News & Analysis, News Report, Frederick H. Lowe, Posted: May 31, 2013

Marketing campaigns for menthol cigarettes have long targeted African Americans. Now a campaign is urging the FDA to ban menthol in tobacco.

Organizers of Arpaio Recall Vow to Continue Fight

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Ferandez, Posted: May 31, 2013

An effort to recall Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio fell just shy of the signatures needed before the deadline lapsed on Thursday.

2013 Spelling Bee Champ Breaks Three Year ‘German Curse’ in His Fourth and Final Year

India West, News Report, Posted: May 31, 2013

Arvind Mahankali stood expressionless, fingers tightly knotted, ignoring the confetti pouring down around him, for several moments after he was announced the 2013 champion of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 30 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Police Presence Grows as Crowds Dwindle at Urban Beach Week

New America Media, News Report, Jay Rooney, Posted: May 31, 2013

The annual event of mostly-African American youth in Miami Beach has seen a stepped up police presence in recent years.

Osaka Mayor Hashimoto is Not Welcome in San Francisco

Asian Week, Op-ed, Posted: May 31, 2013

Mayor Hashimoto is reportedly scheduled for a June visit to the United States, particularly California’s Silicon Valley, and to meet with San Francisco’s Mayor Edwin Lee and New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

THE HOME CARE REVOLUTION: Eldercare at the Crossroads

Sarasota Herald Tribune/New America Media , News Feature, Barbara Peters Smith, Posted: May 31, 2013

The emerging home care revolution means shorter hospital or nursing home stays, but could be personally and financially daunting for caregivers of aging parents.

Where Immigration Reform Stands Now

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: May 30, 2013

As the Senate’s immigration reform bill heads to the Senate floor, here’s what to expect.

Hundreds Race for Black, Minority Reported Missing

The Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: May 30, 2013

With more than 265,000 minorities reported missing in 2012, the Black and Missing Foundation, Inc. hosted its first annual "Hope Without Boundaries" 5K Run/Walk.

Rampant Presence of Sex and Violence on the Internet Increased Crimes in Vietnam

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: May 30, 2013

According to the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs, 12 percent of the most commonly visited websites in Viet Nam contained pornography.

Nearly 50 Indian Kids Named 2013 Nat’l Spelling Bee Finalists

India West, News Report, Posted: May 30, 2013

Nearly 50 Indian American youth, including four from Europe, Ghana, South Korea and the Virgin Islands, have been named Scripps National Spelling Bee state finalists.

Study: Immigrants Put Billions More Into Medicare Than They Use

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: May 30, 2013

Conservative arguments against immigration reform took another blow yesterday with the release of a new study about immigrant contributions to the federal safety net.

Trabajadores Invisibles: Los trabajadores domésticos inmigrantes prueban nuevas maneras de resolver los conflictos

PRI's The World, News Feature, Nina Porzucki, Posted: May 30, 2013

Un programa de mediación en el Centro de Inmigrantes de Brasil ayuda a los trabajadores domésticos.

For FilAm Principal, Cultural Roots Defined Career Path

New America Media, Video, Racquel Rendon, Posted: May 30, 2013

Gerald Reyes, co-principal of ARISE Charter High School in Oakland, is one of a small number of Filipino American educators in California.

A Coach as Darth Vader? Director Unveils Cast of Navajo 'Star Wars'

Navajo Times, News Report, Shondiin Silversmith, Posted: May 30, 2013

The Force proved to be strong with this group of Navajos as they earned the seven primary roles in the upcoming Navajo-language version of "Star Wars."

For Those Behind Bars, Letters are a 'Lifeline'

Silicon Valley DeBug/ New America Media, Commentary, Steeda McGruder, Posted: May 29, 2013

Prison officials in Santa Clara County are set to impose a new policy that will limit written correspondences to and from inmates to small postcards.

Brown’s Budget Pokes Holes in Safety Net, Say Health Care Advocates

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: May 29, 2013

Alameda County health care advocates and county officials are not letting up on their drumbeat since Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled his revised budget earlier this month.

South Korea Ranks Near Bottom in Overall Life Satisfaction, Survey Finds

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: May 29, 2013

A new study showed that although South Korea fared better than others in education and public safety, the world’s most wired country lagged behind most nations in overall satisfaction with life.

George Takei: Lift Ban on LGBT Scout Leaders

Rafu Shimpo, News Report, Posted: May 29, 2013

Gay rights advocates, including actor George Takei, said the vote is a step in the right direction, but doesn’t go far enough.

Wal-Mart Smacked With $110 Million in Fines for Environmental Crimes

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: May 29, 2013

Mega-retail company Wal-Mart plead guilty on Tuesday for Clean Water Act violations that involved years of illegally and improperly handling hazardous liquids and pesticides in California and Missouri. The company is on the hook for $81.6 million in criminal environmental fines for violating federal laws and another $30 million to resolve state environmental law violations.

Free More News: Blogging for a Better China

Alhambra Source, Op-ed, Anonymous, Posted: May 29, 2013

I live in dread that the Chinese government will find out our true identities. Even my parents do not know what I am doing.

Will Online News Kill Print? Not So Fast, Say Seniors

Irish Echo/New America Media, News Analysis, Peter McDermott, Posted: May 29, 2013

As more seniors go online, fewer of them give up mainstream or ethnic print publications for “insubstantial” Internet news.

New Rules to Address Fracking on Indian lands

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: May 28, 2013

Hydraulic fracturing on Indian land may become more difficult under new rules proposed by the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management.

Where's Black Outrage for Mark Carson?

The Root, News Report, Posted: May 28, 2013

The LGBT community has shown more anger over the death of the openly gay African-American man.

65 Years Post-Holocaust, Germany Is the World’s Most Popular Country (While Israel Barely Beats North Korea)

Tikkun, News Report, Posted: May 28, 2013

65 Years Post-Holocaust, Germany Is the World’s Most Popular Country (While Israel Barely Beats North Korea).

'We Want Teachers Who Engage' -- Silicon Valley Students Respond to Jeff Bliss Video

Silicon Valley De-Bug / New America Media, First Person, De-Bug High, Posted: May 28, 2013

The cell phone video of a Texas high school student speaking out about what's wrong with packet education has become a viral sensation.

American Sikhs Ask FBI to Investigate Fresno Beating as Hate Crime

India-West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: May 27, 2013

The American Sikh Congressional Caucus says the May 5 beating of an 82-year-old man in Fresno should be investigated as a hate crime.

Medicaid Expanded for Former Foster Youth - If They Don’t Leave the State

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: May 27, 2013

Under Obamacare, most former foster youth will now remain eligible for Medicaid until age 26 – if they remain in the states they lived in when they aged out of care.

What Black High School Grads Need to Hear

New America Media, Commentary, Ivory Toldson, Posted: May 26, 2013

Graduation speakers often opt for tough love. Here's what they should say instead.

English-Language Manual Opens Up Kung Fu Secrets to West

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: May 26, 2013

Lam Chun-fai, a master of Hung Kuen, is the first to publish a fighting manual in English, boosting the martial art’s crossover appeal.

Indian Tribes Mobilize for Oklahoma Relief Efforts

Indian Country Today, News Report, Posted: May 25, 2013

American Indian tribes across Oklahoma and the nation began gathering resources in support of disaster relief efforts in Moore.

SFUSD Pink Slip Threatens Lone ‘Bridge’ to Samoan Community

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: May 25, 2013

The only parent liaison of Samoan descent has received a pink slip from the San Francisco Unified School District.

Judge: Discrimination at Arpaio’s Office Came From ‘Top Down’

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: May 24, 2013

A federal judge ruled on Friday that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio engaged in racial profiling of Latinos.

Memphis Ethnic Media Celebrate Teachers ‘Who Changed My Life’

New America Media, First Person, Staff, Posted: May 24, 2013

New America Media's awards ceremony in Memphis celebrated essay contest winners and the teachers who influenced them.

US Schools Vie for Partners in China

China Daily, News Report, Posted: May 24, 2013

US universities are seeking out partnerships in China, hoping to broaden their international reach and provide opportunities for students and faculty.

In Louisiana, Black Students Rally to Save School Vouchers

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Christopher Tidmore and Michael Patrick Welch, Posted: May 24, 2013

Hundreds of students and parents rallied in Baton Rouge to demand the state's school voucher program retain funding.

APA Families May Be Price of Immigration Reform

AsianWeek, News Report, Samson Wong , Posted: May 24, 2013

U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii is concerned that the immigration reform bill moves away from the principle of family reunification.

Caregivers Break the Silence: Japanese Americans at Risk

Rafu Shimpo/New America Media, News Feature, Ellen Endo , Posted: May 24, 2013

For Japanese Americans facing a growing need for eldercare, traditions of keeping things “in house” are giving way to seeking assistance and even support groups.

Mexican Narco Pleads Guilty to Killing U.S. Immigration Agent

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: May 23, 2013

A member of Mexican drug cartel Los Zetas pled guilty Thursday to the 2011 killing in Mexico of a U.S. immigration agent and the attempted murder of another.

Murder of Black Gay Man in New York Called Hate Crime

The NorthStar News, News Report, Posted: May 23, 2013

New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly called the recent shooting death of a black gay man a hate crime.

Call It What You Will, It’s Still Genocide

Al Día, Editorial, Posted: May 23, 2013

Guatemala has annulled the judgement that found ex-dictator Efraín Rios Montt guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity.

First Asian American Exhibit Debuts at the Smithsonian

KoreAm Journal, News Report, Posted: May 23, 2013

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History has launched its first-ever pan-Asian exhibit.

The End of the School Bus - How Taking City Buses Gets CA Students in Trouble

VoiceWaves / New America Media, News Report, Summer Culbreth and Kazmere Duffey, Posted: May 23, 2013

Beginning this fall, the city of Long Beach will eliminate school buses, forcing students to switch over to public transit and pay bus fees.

Invisible Workforce: Immigrant Domestic Workers Test New Ways to Settle Disputes

PRI's The World, News Feature, Nina Porzucki, Posted: May 23, 2013

A mediation program for domestic workers helps to resolve labor disputes out of court.

10 Tips on What to Do if Immigration Reform Passes

NBC Latino, News Report, Posted: May 23, 2013

What should you, a loved one, friend, or coworker be doing as of now to prepare for potential immigration reform?

Trabajadores Invisibles: Los trabajadores domésticos inmigrantes presionan para mejores condiciones

PRI's The World, News Report, Odette Yousef, Posted: May 22, 2013

A veces se llama la fuerza de trabajo invisible más grande del mundo y se está expandiendo en los Estados Unidos a medida que nuestra población envejece.

Immigration Reform Bill Heads to Senate Floor

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: May 22, 2013

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13 to 5 Tuesday evening to pass the comprehensive immigration bill out of committee.

Osaka Mayor, Sex Slavery is 'Never Necessary'

AsianWeek, Op-ed, Emily Murase, Posted: May 22, 2013

The mayor of Japan's third-largest city said recently that women forced into prostitution by Japan's military in WWII were a "necessary" part of war.

주지사 브라운, 헬시 캘리포니아 유지 위해 카운티 건강 보조 지원금 필수

New America Media, Op-ed, Viji Sundaram, Posted: May 22, 2013

주지사 브라운의 수정 예산안은 카운티의 수 백만 무보험자들에게 제공되는 헬스케어 지원금이 무산될 위기에 몰아 넣고 있다.

Better Language Interpretation Crucial for New Social Security Commissioner

New America Media, Commentary, Paul Nathanson, Posted: May 22, 2013

As the president considers appointing a new Social Security head, a new report calls for major changes, including stronger language interpreter requirements.

From the Jury Box -- Thoughts on the Stop-and-Frisk Trial

New America Media, Commentary, Damaso Reyes, Posted: May 22, 2013

The "Stop and Frisk" trial that just concluded in New York exposed a twisted logic on the part of law enforcement.

'Undocuqueers' at Crossroads Over Immigration, Gay Rights

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: May 21, 2013

Sen. Leahy said Tuesday that his amendment to include same-sex couples in immigration reform would be presented on the Senate floor.

President Obama to Oklahoma: Every Resource Is at Your Disposal

Indian Country, News Report, Posted: May 21, 2013

“In an instant, neighborhoods were decimated,” he said. “Among the victims were young children who tried to take shelter in the safest place they knew, their school.”

A Medical Procedure One in Three Women Will Have in Their Lifetime

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: May 21, 2013

There is no “type” of woman that has an abortion; the reality is that roughly one in three women will have an abortion in their lifetime. Though anti-choice activists would have us believe otherwise, abortion is a common medical procedure.

1,500 Rally for Mark Carson in New York City’s Gay Mecca

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: May 21, 2013

The randomness of Carson’s death has shocked the city’s LGBT community. “Mark is not going to die in vain. We are not going to get beat up in vain,” one rally participant told Mother Jones. “Gay rights, we’re still fighting for them, and the fight is not over. We need to protect each other.” To see photos go here.

Trabajadores Invisibles: Una cuidadora indocumentada comparte su historia

PRI's The World, News Report, Monica Campbell, Posted: May 21, 2013

Niñeras, limpiadores de casas, los cuidadores–a veces se llaman los trabajadores más invisibles del mundo.

致州長布朗, 縣政府仍須資金推動加州健康

New America Media, Op-ed, Viji Sundaram, Posted: May 21, 2013


Gobernador Brown, los condados necesitan dinero para mantener a California saludable

New America Media, Op-ed, Viji Sundaram, Posted: May 21, 2013

Bajo el presupuesto revisado del gobernador Brown, millones de californianos estarán sin acceso al cuidado medico.

Governor Brown, Counties Need Money to Keep California Healthy

New America Media, Op-ed, Viji Sundaram, Posted: May 21, 2013

Under Gov. Brown’s revised budget, counties stand to lose crucial funding that would leave millions of Californians without access to health care.

Invisible Workforce: Immigrant Domestic Workers Push for Better Conditions

PRI's The World, News Report, Odette Yousef, Posted: May 21, 2013

Domestic workers, many of them women immigrants, are getting behind a nationwide push for better working conditions.

¿Cuál es la multa si no compras seguro de salud?

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: May 20, 2013

A comprar o pagar la multa? Esa es la pregunta que se enfrentará a muchos residentes de los EEUU en los próximos meses.

Once Again, Legacy of Malcolm X Will Outlive Tragedy

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: May 20, 2013

Malcolm X's birthday still gives us cause to celebrate, despite the latest chapter in a family narrative defined by tragedy.

Time for Change: First Woman Takes Helm at the FCC

New America Media, Commentary, Joseph Torres, Posted: May 20, 2013

Mignon Clyburn became acting chairwoman of the FCC Monday. But her short tenure may not be enough to gain back the public's trust.

Bipartisan Amendment to Keep Families Together Passes Senate Committee

New America Media, News Report, Posted: May 20, 2013

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee approved an amendment to strengthen protections for children in the Senate's comprehensive immigration reform bill.

Immigration Officers’ Unions Oppose Immigration Reform Bill

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: May 20, 2013

Two immigration officers' unions have announced their opposition to the Senate's immigration reform bill.

Kern Residents -- Fatal Police Beating Didn't Happen in a Vacuum

New America Media, News Report, Sandy Close and Raj Jayadev, Posted: May 20, 2013

National media attention may help prompt a public backlash against abusive behavior by law enforcement in this heavily Latino region of California.

New York Bangladeshis Mobilize to Aid Factory Victims

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: May 20, 2013

Working through local local mosques, members of New York's Bangladeshi community have established a fund to aid victims of the Savar factory collapse.

The Latino Rodney King?

NBC Latino, Commentary, Julio Ricardo Varela , Posted: May 19, 2013

“Is this Rodney King all over again, but in Kern County?”

Shots Not Heard Round the World in NOLA

The Root, Commentary, Laura Murphy, Posted: May 19, 2013

This witness to the Mother's Day mayhem that injured 19 wants to know: Why don't more people care?

'Why Are There So Many Filipino Nurses in the US?'

Asian Week, News Report, Rodel Rodis, Posted: May 18, 2013

The Philippines is the world’s largest supplier of foreign-trained nurses with 429 nursing schools and 80,000 nursing students.

Samoan Dance Brings Healing to Violence-Prone SF Community

Silicon Valley DeBug/ New America Media, Video, Jean Melesaine, Posted: May 18, 2013

Pelenise Faataui teaches Samoan and Polynesian dance in a San Francisco neighborhood long plagued by poverty and violence.

Fatal Bakersfield Beating Highlights Latino Fear of Police

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: May 17, 2013

The beating death of a 33-year-old Bakersfield father highlights the Latino community’s ongoing fear of law enforcement there.

New Report Looks at How Foreclosure Undermined Black and Brown Wealth

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: May 17, 2013

This foreclosure tidal wave is why wealth for blacks and Latinos is at the lowest level ever recorded. Housing is the leading wealth asset for these two communities.

In LA Mayor's Race, Latino Voters Target of Confusing Messages

La Opinion, Editorial, Posted: May 17, 2013

Latino voters will be an influential group in the upcoming election for mayor of Los Angeles. They deserve more respect from the candidates.

UC Presidente: Sirviendo minorías es una "cuestión clave"

New America Media, Video, Entrevista por Peter Schurmann // Video por Josue Rojas // Traducido por Jonah Harris, Posted: May 17, 2013

Mark Yudof se retirará después de un mandato de cinco años, que coincidió con una crisis económica y un histórico cambio demográfico.

Long Beach Schools Improve, But Achievement Gaps Persist

Long Beach Voivewaves/ New America Media, News Report, Michael Lovano, Posted: May 17, 2013

Long Beach Unified received an overall grade of “D+” for its effectiveness at serving low-income Latino and African American students.

Invisible Workforce: An Undocumented Immigrant Caregiver Shares Her Story

PRI's The World, Video, Monica Campbell, Posted: May 17, 2013

Nannies, housecleaners, caregivers—they are sometimes called the world’s most invisible workforce. Most are women and many are immigrants.

First Class Action Lawsuit Against BP in Mexico

Inter Press Service, News Report, Emilio Godoy, Posted: May 16, 2013

A group of Mexican citizens are preparing the first civil lawsuit in the Mexican courts against British oil company BP for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Los Angeles School To Be Named After Korean American Legend

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: May 16, 2013

Dr. Lee was the first Asian American to win a gold medal for the United States and competed at the London Olympics in 1948 and the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, Finland, winning gold medals in the 10-meter platform at both Olympics.

How the Sierra Club Learned to Love Immigration

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: May 16, 2013

The Sierra Club, one of the largest and oldest environmental organizations in the nation, announced last month its support for a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. It was a unanimous decision among the group’s board of directors and marks a definitive break with the group’s troubled history on immigration—a history that has also plagued the environmental movement broadly.

The Tragedy of Self Immolation - No One Cares

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: May 16, 2013

The self-immolation of the Vietnamese monk Thich Quang Duc became an iconic emblem of the Vietnam War era. Today, such acts fail to illicit the same response.

NY Irish Center Fights Older Immigrants’ Isolation

Irish Echo/New America Media, News Feature, Peter McDermott , Posted: May 16, 2013

With an assist from Ireland’s government, the New York Irish Center honors its immigrant elders with a place to reducing their isolation.

America’s Newest Public Enemy No1: The Humble Pressure Cooker

First Post, Op-ed, Sandip Roy, Posted: May 16, 2013

Now we find the pressure cooker has remained resolutely un-American -- the shining symbol of diversity that needs to be hidden at home.

Data Reveals Immigrants’ Financial Contribution to States

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: May 16, 2013

In California, Asian and Hispanic immigrants pay nearly $30 billion in federal taxes, $5.2 billion in state income taxes, and $4.6 billion in sales taxes each year.


New America Media, News Report, Ivan Delgado, Posted: May 15, 2013

手機時代的來臨讓普濟電話面臨挑戰, 因為絕大多數的居民不再僅使用家用電話 。

En México, las familias esperan que la reforma migratoria desencadenara reuniones

Fronteras Desk/PRI 's The World, News Report, Jude Joffe-Block , Posted: May 15, 2013

Rosa tiene 43 años y nunca ha regresado a México. Sin papeles, es demasiado arriesgado. Pero ahora puede que sí.

John Boehner Welcomes New Black Son-in-Law

The Root, News Report, Posted: May 15, 2013

Lindsay Boehner, daughter of Republican House Majority Leader John Boehner, married Dominic Lakhan, a Jamaican-born construction worker

Navajo Families Help Create Five-Year Uranium Cleanup Plan

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: May 15, 2013

Back in 2006, various tribal and federal agencies dealing with remediating uranium mining on the reservation got together to set goals. The first five-year plan ended in 2012 with only some of these goals met and now the agencies are meeting again, this time with Navajo families involved, to set goals for a second five-year plan.

City Agency Criticized for Producing Video for Caricature

Rafu Shimpo, News Report, Posted: May 15, 2013

More American couples are staying over at each other's places rather than choosing to live together or to get married, according to a study from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Early Education Advocates Disappointed with Revised Budget

EdSource Today, News Report, Posted: May 15, 2013

Early education advocates in California were hoping for increases in preschool and child care funding in the governor’s revised budget, released Tuesday.

In May Revise, Gov. Brown Raids Fund to Tackle Climate Change

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: May 15, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown proposed Tuesday to divert money from the state's cap-and-trade program, money intended for local communities, to the general fund.

Protestors Target Excessive Phone Rates for Immigrant Detainees

Richmond Pulse/New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann and Donny Lumpkins, Posted: May 15, 2013

At the West County Detention Facility in Richmond, Calif., detainees can pay up to $20 for a five-minute phone call.

Whites Record Wealth Six Times Greater Than Blacks

NNPA , News Report, Maya Rhodan -NNPA Washington Correspondent, Posted: May 15, 2013

Whites had an average wealth of $632,000 in 2010 while Blacks had about $98,000 and Hispanics had $110,000, according to a recent study by the Urban Institute.

Minority Teachers Key to Closing Achievement Gap

Hartford Guardian, News Report, Ann-Marie Adams, Posted: May 15, 2013

In Connecticut, diversity is the missing ingredient that has likely resulted in the tepid results seen in education reform efforts.

Indian Named Youngest UCB University Medalist in a Century

India West, News Report, Posted: May 14, 2013

Ritankar Das, 18, was named University Medalist, the prize given to the year's top graduating senior at UC Berkeley.

Study Finds People Of Color Nearly Invisible On Evening Cable News

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: May 14, 2013

White Guests Were Hosted Most Often On Cable News. Fox News had the largest proportion of white guests — 83 percent. African-Americans were the largest non-white group on all networks, representing 19 percent, 10 percent, and 5 percent of guests on MSNBC, Fox, and CNN, respectively.

Senators Reject Biometrics in Immigration Reform Bill

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: May 14, 2013

A bipartisan group of senators voted against adding a biometric system to the immigration reform bill on Tuesday.

‘Little PSY’ Subject of Online Racial Hatred

Korea Bang, News Report, Posted: May 14, 2013

Hwang Min-woo, popularly known as ‘Little PSY’ for his stint in the Gangnam Style music video, has been catapulted into the limelight. The boy’s multicultural background (his mother is a naturalised Korean from Vietnam) attracted the attention of Ilbe which mounted a high-profile hate-campaign this week. Given the track-record of Ilbe’s kulturkampf and their unabashed xenophobic stance, this fray with the 9-year old is likely to continue until some form of legal intervention takes place.

Bipolar Disorder Linked to Prenatal Flu Exposure

Loop21, News Report, Posted: May 14, 2013

A recent study suggests another reason why pregnant women should consider the flu vaccine.

Minnesota Senate Approves Same-Sex Marriage

TC Daily Planet, News Report, Posted: May 14, 2013

The Senate in Minnesota has passed the same-sex marriage bill on a vote of 37-30.

Marvel Studios’ Andy Park Brings Iron Man, Avengers to Silver Screen

Koream Journal, News Report, Jimmy Lee, Posted: May 14, 2013

Andy Park, a concept artist for Marvel Studios, brings comic book heroes and villains to life for the big screen.

Election Drama Offers 'Lessons in Diversity' for One Calif. City

New America Media, Op-ed, Stewart Kwoh , Posted: May 14, 2013

As San Gabriel looks ahead, those who serve the community would do well to welcome the participation of all Americans.

Anti-Violence Blogger Among 19 Shot on Mother’s Day in New Orleans

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: May 13, 2013

Journalist and documentarian Deborah “Big Red” Cotton was one of the 19 people wounded in the tragic shooting during a “second line” Mother’s Day parade yesterday. In total, ten men, seven women and two 10-year-old children were injured. Cotton had just launched her own website, which highlights off-the-beaten path restaurants and attractions normally ignored by mainstream media.

White House Names Pramila Jayapal a Champion of Change

International Examiner, News Report, Posted: May 13, 2013

In commemorating Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, the White House honored 15 AAPI women as “Champions of Change,” an award that recognizes individuals across the U.S. building extraordinary efforts to create a more equal, safe and prosperous future for their communities and country.

‘Tiger Mom’ Parenting’s Effectiveness Debunked by New Study

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: May 13, 2013

Results of an eight-year study of Asian American parenting showed that the aggressive, controlling parenting style highlighted by Yale professor and mother Amy Chua, in her controversial 2011 memoir, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, does not guarantee academic success.

Daughter of an Arranged Marriage

Alhambra Source, Commentary, Monica Luhar, Posted: May 13, 2013

At 19, I was a single Indian American college sophomore who certainly did not have any plans to have an arranged marriage.

Montana Governor Vetoes Three Anti-Bison Bills

Indian Country Today Media Network, News Report, Posted: May 13, 2013

Despite vociferous protest from tribes, Montana’s state legislature has processed no fewer than four bills related to bison this year.

African Americans Shift Spending in Tight Economy

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

According to a new report, now may be the most opportune time ever for businesses to develop a strategy for increasing their share of the Black American market.

Florida’s Child Health Care Law Leaves Thousands in Limbo

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: May 13, 2013

In Florida, a five-year waiting period to access a public health insurance program for the poor impacts at least 20,000 children.

In Mexico, Families Hope Immigration Reform Will Trigger Reunions

Fronteras Desk/PRI's The World, News Feature, Jude Joffe-Block, Posted: May 13, 2013

For years, families on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border have lived apart. But new laws could change this.

UC President: Serving Minorities 'Key Question' Going Forward

New America Media, Video, Peter Schurmann/Video by Josue Rojas, Posted: May 12, 2013

Outgoing UC President Mark Yudof says the university needs to do more to meet the demands of an increasingly diverse California.

Fixin’ to Go Mainstream -- Asian Americans on the Rise in Southern Politics

Hyphen Magazine, News Feature, Ivan Natividad & Lin Yang, Posted: May 11, 2013

A Southern crop of Asian American leaders, including politicians and political activists, is taking the reins.

Health Reform Means No More Going Back to Mexico for Care

Coachella Unincorporated / New America Media, Commentary, Alejandra Alarcon, Posted: May 11, 2013

Growing up in Coachella, Alejandra Alarcon got used to crossing the border for health care. Now, she and her family don't have to.

SSA: Immigration Reform Will Increase Tax Revenue, News Report, Posted: May 10, 2013

A new report by the Social Security Administration says immigration reform will create millions of jobs, boost GDP, and help balance the budget.

Latinos Surpass Whites in College Enrollment Rate

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: May 10, 2013

The percentage of Latino high school graduates enrolled in college surpassed the rate of their white counterparts.

USC: One in Six Calif. Kids Has an Undocumented Parent

New America Media, News Report, Posted: May 10, 2013

Immigration reform for California's 2.6 million undocumented could generate $4.6 billion for the state, according to a new study.

USC: One in Six Calif. Kids Has an Undocumented Parent

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Heritage Study Dismissed by Conservative Groups

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: May 10, 2013

Republican and conservative groups have harshly criticized the recent analysis by the Heritage Foundation.

Career Academies Baffle, Even as They Boost Coachella Valley Grad Rates

Coachella Unincorporated/New America Media, News Report, Brenda Rincon, Posted: May 10, 2013

In June, Stephany Madrigal will become the first in her family to graduate high school. The college-bound senior will also be a certified medical assistant.

Irish Social Workers Taking U.S. Eldercare Lessons Home

Irish Echo/New America Media , News Feature, Peter McDermott, Posted: May 10, 2013

A Chicago program is training Irish social work students eldercare lessons an aging Ireland only recently realized it should adopt.

10월 1일, 건강 보험 신청 D-데이

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Translated by Aruna Lee, Posted: May 09, 2013

뉴욕-10월 1일은 건강개혁보험 일환인 뉴욕의 헬스베네핏 프로그램 가입 신청이 시작되는 날이다. 뉴욕의 290만 명이 무보험자(1,920만 인구 비례)이며, 건강개혁법 전문가와 관계자들은 뉴욕의 무보험 또는 부분적 보험에만 가입되어 있거나 어린이 및 서류 미비 이민자들 모두가 헬스케어 혜택을 누리는 것을 목적으로 하고 있다고 한다.

Malcolm Shabazz, Grandson of Malcolm X, Killed

New York Amsterdam News, News Report, Posted: May 09, 2013

The Amsterdam News has learned, and the U.S. Embassy has confirmed, that Malcolm Shabazz - grandson of Malcolm X, was killed in Mexico.

Chương Trình Lifeline Thích Nghi với Thời Đại Điện Thoại Cầm Tay

New America Media, News Report, Ivan Delgado, Posted: May 09, 2013

Lần đầu tiên, chương trình hỗ trợ điện thoại Lifeline ở California sẽ bao gồm dịch vụ không dây giá thấp.

Hundreds of Amendments Proposed to Senate Reform Bill

Al Día, Editorial, Staff, Posted: May 09, 2013

More than 300 amendments to the Senate’s immigration reform bill were filed by the Tuesday evening deadline.

Programa de asistencia telefónica se adapta a la edad del teléfono celular

New America Media, News Report, Ivan Delgado, Posted: May 09, 2013

Por primera vez, el programa de asistencia telefónica Lifeline de California incluirá servicios inalámbricos con descuento.

Cuban LGBT Activist Confronted Homophobia on Two Shores

Al Día, Profile, Arturo Varela // Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: May 09, 2013

Ada Bello fled Cuba for the U.S. in search of sexual freedom, only to find more persecution of the LGBT community.

Campaign Counters Depression Stigma Among Asian Americans

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: May 09, 2013

Mental health experts say mental illness in the Asian community is more severe than ever before.


New America Media, News Report, Written by Khalil Abdullah, Translated by Summer Chiang, Posted: May 08, 2013


100+ Artists Call for Immigration Reform

Univision News, News Report, Posted: May 08, 2013

From comedian Margaret Cho to writer Junot Díaz, more than 100 artists signed a letter on Tuesday in support of reform.

Chinese Language Station Links Entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley Investors

Asian Week, News Report, Posted: May 08, 2013

A new Chinese-language station invites established Silicon Valley venture capitalists to weigh in on young businesses.

Parents: Teacher Forced Son To Lick Desk Clean After Drawing On It

New America Media, News Report, Posted: May 08, 2013

The parents of a School 16 Troy, New York, elementary school student are alleging that their son’s teacher forced him to lick his desk after he drew on it.

‘Raging Grannies’ Turn Up Heat On Conservative N.C. Proposals

News One, News Report, Posted: May 08, 2013

Like a motorist swerving to avoid an accident, lawmakers in North Carolina have pulled the state to the far right.

All the Lonely People: How We Live Alone Past 65

Raleigh News & Observer/New America Media, News Report, Thomas Goldsmith , Posted: May 08, 2013

The growing number of boomers living alone face government service cuts, isolation and depression, but some offer keys to positive and successful aging.

Programa reta y prepara estudiantes latinos

La Opinion/New America Media, News Report, Esmeralda Fabián

, Posted: May 08, 2013

Para cinco estudiantes de la preparatoria Los Ángeles School of Global Studies realizar un documental sobre “la lucha de un comerciante de la calle”

Film Project on LA Street Vendors Brings Community into the Classroom

La Opinion/New America Media, News Report, Esmeralda Fabián

, Posted: May 08, 2013

Students at the Los Angeles School of Global Studies are gaining the skills needed to prepare them for college and a career.

Should I Stay or Should I Go? An Immigrant's Dilemma

Alhambra Source, Commentary, Alfred Dicioco, Posted: May 07, 2013

For immigrant Alfred Dicioco, feeling drawn to his native Philippines does not mean the decision to move back is an easy one.

Cleveland Rescuer's Interview Goes Viral

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

Cleveland resident Charles Ramsey is being hailed as a hero after his dramatic recounting of the rescue of two women in a kidnapping case that goes back 10 years.

Porque la huelga de hambre en Guantánamo podría ser la última

New America Media, Question & Answer, Sandy Close, Traducido por Jonah Harris, Posted: May 07, 2013

Ahmed Rachidi estuvo en detención extrajudicial en la prisión en Guantánamo desde marzo de 2002 hasta mayo de 2007.

Filipino & Black Duo Crash Silicon Valley's Party

New America Media, News Report, Semany Gashaw, Posted: May 07, 2013

The founders of a startup technology company in San Francisco are breaking the sector's glass ceiling.

Eyeing White House, Gov's Jindal and Perry Ditch Citizens on Health Care

Black Star News, Op-ed, Marc Morial, Posted: May 07, 2013

Last week, 400,000 poor and underserved Louisianans were shut out of potentially life-saving health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

NAACP Mag. Takes Scalia to Task for Entitlement Remarks

News One, News Report, Posted: May 06, 2013

The latest edition of the NAACP's flagship magazine features an illustration of Justice Scalia with a Confederate flag bandana wrapped around his mouth.

Assembly Passes Bills Addressing Safety of Seniors, Disabled

EGP News, News Report, Posted: May 06, 2013

Garcia proposed the bills, AB 849 and AB 971 after seeing “loopholes” in laws protecting the safety of seniors and the disabled, said Tim Reardon, her chief of staff.

What African Americans Need To Know About Mental Health

News One, News Report, Posted: May 06, 2013

Early treatment for any number of mental health issues can help improve the quality of life for those who are suffering.

Miss. Refuses Death Row Inmate DNA Test That Could Prove Innocence

News One, News Report, Posted: May 06, 2013

Test the evidence. That’s what Willie Jerome Manning and his legal team have been asking the state of Mississippi to do for the past 10 years.

Parents Learn of Daughter's Death in Tragic Limo Fire

New America Media, News Report, Posted: May 06, 2013

The parents of a Filipina-American bride who perished in a limousine fire on the San Mateo Bridge spoke to a Philippine-based television network.

LA Times Drops 'Illegal,' 'Undocumented'

Univision News, News Report, Posted: May 06, 2013

The Los Angeles Times will no longer use the terms “illegal immigrant” or “undocumented immigrant.”

Oct. 1 D-Day for Health Care Insurance Enrollment

New America Media, Video, Text: Khalil Abdullah / Video: Josue Rojas, Posted: May 06, 2013

October 1 is D-day for New Yorkers to start shopping for affordable health care coverage on the New York Health Benefits Exchange.

Q&A: Why Guantanamo Hunger Strike Could Be the Last

New America Media, Question & Answer, Sandy Close, Posted: May 06, 2013

Ahmed Rachidi, a native of Morocco who has been a British resident since 1985, was held in Guantanamo from March 2002 to May 2007.

In Oakland Classrooms, Students ‘Learn to Work’

New America Media, News Report, Momo Chang, Posted: May 06, 2013

Schools in Oakland and across the U.S. are finding the best way to boost student engagement is by connecting their studies to a future career.

Central Park Five’s Korey Wise Opens Up About Wrongful Conviction

New America Media, News Feature, Mea Ashley, Posted: May 05, 2013

The new Ken Burns film tells the story from the perspective of the five teenagers who served 13 years for a crime they didn't commit.

Young American Muslims Coming of Age Post 9/11

PRI's The World, News Feature, Nina Porzucki, Posted: May 05, 2013

Young Muslim Americans embrace their identity as Islamophobia grows.

Supporters Sound Alarm Against Delay in Expanding Medi-Cal

New America Media, News Report, Renato Ciria-Cruz, Posted: May 04, 2013

The state of California could lose federal funding if it doesn't start expanding Medi-Cal by Jan. 1, 2014.

Why Is FBI Going After Assata Shakur Now?

The Root, News Report, Posted: May 04, 2013

The first woman on the Most Wanted Terrorists list is exiled in Cuba. That may be a key reason.

In Immigration Debate, Millionaire's Visa Under the Radar

China Daily, News Analysis, Kelly Chung Dawson, Posted: May 04, 2013

Little attention has been paid to the EB-5 visa, a program that offers a path to a green card for foreign investors and is set to expire in 2015.

Lifeline Program Adapts to Cell Phone Age

New America Media, News Report, Ivan Delgado, Posted: May 04, 2013

For the first time, California's telephone assistance program will include discounted wireless service.

Storyteller Embraces Humor to Depict Life in China

China Daily, News Report, Posted: May 03, 2013

Veteran journalist Peter Hessler's new book on China highlights the often comical side of a rapidly changing society.

Bill Aims to Help Expelled, Truant Students Get Back on Track

Ed Source Today, News Report, Posted: May 03, 2013

A bill aimed at preventing students from languishing in alternative schools became much clearer after the testimony of a former student who got stuck in one.

What’s the Penalty If You Don’t Buy Health Insurance?

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: May 03, 2013

As the Affordable Care Act will be fully implemented in January 2014, consumers need to decide if they want to buy in or face penalties.

Caribbean and African Immigrants Getting Blocked in New Immigration Bill

African Globe, News Report, Kevin Bogardus and Russell Berman , Posted: May 03, 2013

The Senate’s immigration reform bill would eliminate “diversity” visas, one of the primary ways African immigrants come to the U.S.

¿Las marchas proinmigrantes ayudan o perjudican?

La Opinión, News Report, Pilar Marrero, Posted: May 02, 2013

¿Ayudan las marchas a lograr el objetivo final de una legislación que beneficie a los inmigrantes?

Are Pro-Immigrant Marches Counterproductive?

La Opinión, News Analysis, Pilar Marrero, Translated by Jonah Harris , Posted: May 02, 2013

Immigrants and their allies marched Wednesday in cities across the country. But do these demonstrations help or hurt their goal?

UCI Fraternity Suspends Itself Over Blackface Video

Angry Asian Man, News Report, Posted: May 02, 2013

Lambda Theta Delta, the Asian American fraternity that sparked outrage over a video a member performing in blackface, has suspended itself.

Arizonans March for Rights of Workers, Immigrants

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: May 02, 2013

Advocates believe immigration reform would make it easier for immigrant workers to exert their rights without fear of deportation or getting fired.

Drilling Into the Affordable Care Act - How Will It Change Dental Coverage for Kids?

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: May 02, 2013

The Affordable Care Act will make pediatric dental care more accessible, but children’s advocates are concerned about affordability.

Jason Collins Proves 'Outing' Isn't Needed

The Root, Commentary, Keli Goff , Posted: May 02, 2013

Jason Collins has opened the door for other LGBT athletes -- and hopefully closed the door on one cultural pastime: outing.

Gifted Florida Teen Graduates From College At 16

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: May 01, 2013

A 16-year-old student became the youngest person to ever graduate from Florida International University when the teenager received his diploma on Tuesday, WSVN Miami reports.

Obama to Nominate Mel Watt to Head FHFA

The Root, News Report, Posted: May 01, 2013

On Wednesday, President Obama will announce his intent to nominate Rep. Mel Watt (D-N.C.) to direct the Federal Housing Finance Agency, a White House official told The Root.

Hawaii Legislature Passes Domestic Worker Bill of Rights

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

Hawaii’s legislature passed legislation to protect domestic workers from discriminatory practices and cover them under the state’s wage and hour law.

Mexico’s New Revolt From Below

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Kent Paterson, Posted: May 01, 2013

What began as a teachers' strike in Mexico is transforming into a popular movement that challenges the economic policies of the IMF and Wall Street.

Wikipedia’s Sexist Turn: Men Are Novelists, Women Are ‘Women Novelists’

First Post, News Analysis, Sandip Roy, Posted: May 01, 2013

The latest Wikipedia flap is a reminder that sub-categorizing by minority creates implicit bias.