Q&A: Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies - A Doctor’s Journey Among Migrant Farmworkers

New America Media, Question & Answer, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jun 30, 2013

A doctor and researcher who lived and traveled with migrant farm workers in the U.S. and Mexico documents the factors affecting their health.

Senate Bill Quietly Curtails African Immigration

PRI's The World, News Report, Jason Margolis, Posted: Jun 30, 2013

The immigration reform bill passed by the Senate this week eliminates the Green Card Lottery, which allots nearly half its visas to African immigrants.

Citizen Redistricting in Calif. Earns Praise, With a Dose of Caution

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Jun 29, 2013

The commission earned high marks for transparency and for efforts to engage diverse communities in the redistricting process, a new report finds.

New Silicon Valley Venture Seeks to Attract Chinese Investment

KTSF, News Report, Posted: Jun 28, 2013

Civic and business leaders from around Silicon Valley gathered this week to celebrate the launch of the non-profit China Silicon Valley.

Money and Senate Votes: Big Business, Labor Supported Immigration Reform

MapLight, News Report, Posted: Jun 28, 2013

Interest groups supporting the immigration reform bill have given 24 times as much money to members of the Senate than interest groups opposing.

La Opinión: One Step Closer to Immigration Reform

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Jun 28, 2013

Editors of La Opinión write that the Senate's immigration reform bill has divided pro-immigrant advocates.

Immigration Bill May Not Be Everything You Think It Is, Activists Warn

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

Some pro-immigrant groups cite a lack of analysis and honesty in the way the Senate bill is being portrayed to immigrant communities.

California Pushes Ahead with Medi-Cal Expansion

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jun 28, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a spending bill that allows more than a million low-income people in the state to get health care insurance, under the Affordable Care Act.

‘The Giant Has Awoken’ -- Brazilian Americans Reflect on Protests

New America Media, News Report, Leah Andritsch, Gabriela Ferreira, Posted: Jun 28, 2013

Brazilians in the U.S. support the protests back home, but fear tensions will only escalate with the upcoming World Cup and Olympic games.

Q&A: Obama’s Climate Plan Could Ease Path to Clean Energy On Tribal Lands

New America Media, Question & Answer, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Jun 28, 2013

President Obama's executive order on climate change could force coal plants operating on tribal lands to adopt cleaner energy practices.

Texas Lawmakers Deny Path to Equality in Health Care Access

New America Media, Commentary, Juan H. Flores, Posted: Jun 28, 2013

One commentator says that Texas Gov. Perry and state legislature's opposition to the Medicaid Expansion under Obamacare harms the health of Texans.

Indian Child Welfare Act: Supreme Court ‘Saved Baby Veronica’ -- But From What?

New America Media, Commentary, Jacqueline Keeler, Posted: Jun 27, 2013

The Supreme Court's decision to rule against the ICWA ignores the need for ongoing protections for Native American children.

Senate Passes Immigration Reform Bill

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Jun 27, 2013

The Senate on Thursday passed the biggest overhaul of U.S. immigation laws since 1986.

Nelson Mandela’s Long Goodbye Has Lessons for All of Us

Firstpost, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jun 27, 2013

One commentator reflects on why it is so hard to say goodbye to an ailing 95-year-old Nelson Mandela.

Obama Establishes White House Council on Native American Affairs

Indian Country Today Media Network, News Report, Posted: Jun 27, 2013

President Barack Obama on June 26 released an executive order that establishes the White House Council on Native American Affairs.

Higher Education Action Agenda Needed

The Afro, Commentary, Lezli Baskerville, Posted: Jun 27, 2013

Economic burdens created by excessive student loan debt spiral outward, ensnaring families and strangling the economic growth of communities.

Why Washington Should Welcome Iran Mediation on Syria

New America Media, Commentary, Ghassan Rubeiz, Posted: Jun 27, 2013

Syria could serve as a gateway to a larger diplomatic Iranian bargain with the West on a host of issues.

Violence a Daily Challenge for Students in Oakland

Oakland Local, News Report, Barbara Grady, Irene and Jon Leckie, Posted: Jun 27, 2013

Violence has escalated in Oakland over the past year, and the trouble is lapping up at the very doors of the city's schools.

Pregnant Chinese Deported

World Journal, News Report, Zhang Min-Yi, Posted: Jun 26, 2013

Deportation of pregnant Chinese women is becoming a trend at West Coast airports, according to the World Journal.

Korean Americans React to Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage Rulings

KoreAm Magazine, News Report, Posted: Jun 26, 2013

Clara Yoon, the mother of a transgendered man and first-generation Korean American, said she was “beyond ecstatic” and “shed some tears.”

Court Decision to Gut Voting Rights Act at Odds with Recent Rulings in Arizona

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Jun 26, 2013

The Supreme Court decision to weaken the Voting Rights Act counteracts their recent rulings against Arizona voter suppression laws.

Asian American LGBT Group Delivers Postcards to Senate for Immigration Reform

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Jun 26, 2013

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance is delivering 2,700 postcards in support of immigration reform to the Senate.

DOMA Decision a Win for Binational Married Gay Couples

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Jun 26, 2013

The Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, ruling that the law violated equal protection laws.


New America Media, Question & Answer, Peter Schurmann, Translated by Vicki Cheng and Vivian Po, Posted: Jun 26, 2013

加州在2010年成為四十五個採納共同核心(Common Core)數學和英語標準的州份之一,該計劃在2014年之前全面實施。這個被認為顛覆了美國教育史的共同核心課程標準旨在改革現時側重於測驗和講義的教學模式,加強批判思考及分析的部分。

DOMA Ruling Clears Path for Binational Couples

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jun 26, 2013

Among the legal barriers that today’s dramatic Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage sends tumbling down is the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage-based immigration benefits.

Voting Rights Act: Supreme Court Decision Shifts Focus to Congress

New America Media, News Analysis, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Jun 26, 2013

Tuesday’s ruling all but eviscerated Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, prompting a spate of criticisms from civil rights attorneys and advocates.

For Children in LGBT Unions, Supreme Court Ruling Falls Short

New America Media, News Analysis, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Jun 26, 2013

Regardless of the Supreme Court's gay marriage rulings, many children in LGBT families will continue to be shortchanged by current Social Security restrictions.

Years of Lobbying Helped Transportation Fuels Industry Win Exemptions From California’s Climate Rules

SF Public Press, News Report, Posted: Jun 25, 2013

For four years oil companies, airlines and ground transportation industry groups have petitioned California for exemptions from the state’s cap-and-trade greenhouse gas market, saying consumers would take the hit through higher prices at the pump and in stores. And in court they are still arguing that the state lacks the regulatory authority to compel participation.

Chinle Science Teachers Guests on NASA Flight

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Jun 25, 2013

Two Chinle Junior High science teachers now have a better sense of the universe.

Parejas binacionales esperan la decisión de la Corte Suprema sobre DOMA

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Jun 25, 2013

Felipe Sousa-Rodríguez está esperando esta semana a noticias que podrían cambiar su estado migratorio y su vida.

‘Arab Idol’ Mohammed Assaf Renews Hopes for Palestinians, Arab World

Arab American News, Commentary, Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Jun 25, 2013

For one Palestinian American, singer Mohammed Assaf's victory in being named this year's Arab Idol is a win for all Palestinians.

Supreme Court Guts Voting Rights Act

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jun 25, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, which determines what states and jurisdictions are covered by Section 5, is invalid after less than 50 years of protecting African Americans and people of color.

Forbes Vietnam launches in Ha Noi

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

Forbes Vietnam, a monthly magazine published in Vietnamese for the country’s leading CEOs and entrepreneurs, celebrates its inaugural launch today.

Indigenous Undocumented Farmworkers Left Out of Health Care Reform

New America Media, Video, Text: Viji Sundaram / Video: Josue Rojas, Posted: Jun 25, 2013

Hundreds of thousands of indigenous farmworkers in CA are unqualified to enroll in health care under the ACA, despite their high-risk jobs.

Border Protection Decision May Increase Border Deaths

New America Media, Commentary, Seth Holmes, Posted: Jun 25, 2013

Border Patrol policies have been shown by several researchers to have contributed directly to the increase in deaths on the border.

Campesinos indígenas indocumentados excluidos de la Reforma de Salud

New America Media, Video, Text: Viji Sundaram / Translated by Liz Gonzalez // Video: Josue Rojas, Posted: Jun 24, 2013

Trabajadores agrícolas indígenas en los Estados Unidos tienen tasas altas de enfermidades, pero no califican por seguro medico.

추방 유예 청소년 메디캘 수혜 가능

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram / Translated by Aruna Lee, Posted: Jun 24, 2013

캘리포니아의 불법체류 추방유예(DACA)구제를 받은 청소년들이 주 정부가 지원하는 메디캘 혜택을 받을 수 있음에도 불구하고 청소년 이민자들을 돕고있는 헬스케어 관계자를 비롯한 수 천명의 이민자들이 이를 알지 못하고 있다. 주 정부 지원 메디캘은 연방 지원 메디캘과 거의 동등한 혜택을 제공하고 있다.

Senate Passes Historic Border Security Plan

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Jun 24, 2013

The U.S. Senate voted Monday 66-25 to approve an amendment that will funnel another $30 billion to border enforcement.


New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Translated by Summer Chiang & Vivian Po, Posted: Jun 24, 2013

DACA 的合資格人士可能符合由加州政府資助的低收入戶的醫療補助計劃 (Medi-Cal) 。

Drought Takes Heavy Toll on Roaming Horses

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Jun 24, 2013

A rotten smell of dead carcasses linger in the air. The rancid smell came from the 17 dead horses in various stages of decomposition around the crater of dried mud. A few of them had legs and arms buried beneath the clay as if they were emerging from the ground. One horse almost had its face completely submerged in the mud.

N. Korean Leader’s Nephew To Attend College in France

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Jun 24, 2013

Kim Han-sol, the nephew of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, is set to start university in France this summer, according to a report in Japan.

Supreme Court Issues Big Non-Decision on Affirmative Action

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jun 24, 2013

he Supreme Court has now asked the Fifth Circuit to again look into the case, but to ask the University of Texas to prove, as Grutter demanded, that considering race in its admissions policies is a compelling state interest.

Concerns Over All-Female Jury in Zimmerman Case Are Baseless

New America Media, News Report, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Jun 24, 2013

The verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman will be decided by the facts of the case, not the gender of the jurors.

Asian American Civil Rights Groups Form National Affiliation

Asian American Press, News Report, Posted: Jun 24, 2013

Four leading civil rights organizations with a combined 114 years of service and leadership in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community came together Thursday to officially launch Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice).

Legacy of Filipino-American Activism Alive and Well in So-Cal

VoiceWaves / New America Media, News Report, Michael Lozano, Posted: Jun 23, 2013

Filipino's are the largest Asian group in California, yet their contributions as community organizers continue to go largely unnoticed.

Binational Gay Couples Hopeful About Supreme Court Ruling on DOMA

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Jun 23, 2013

If the Supreme Court repeals DOMA this week, Felipe Sousa-Rodríguez will be able to apply for residency through his spouse.

Does School Discipline Over Uniform Infractions Go Too Far?

VoiceWaves / New America Media, Commentary, Suzan Al-Shammari, Posted: Jun 23, 2013

Are school districts going too far by doling out in-school suspensions to students who violate dress codes?

Florida Children’s Health Advocates Ready to Fight for Medicaid Expansion, Again

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Jun 22, 2013

Florida's decision not to expand Medicaid will impact hundreds of thousands of children. But health care advocates say the fight isn't over.

Johnny Depp, the 'Indian': Is He or Isn't He?

Indian Country Today, News Analysis, Angela Aleiss, Posted: Jun 22, 2013

As The Lone Ranger heads to the big screen this summer, some Native Americans are questioning Disney’s campaign to court them.

Indefinite Detention for Immigrant Detainees?

Lambda Legal, Commentary, Posted: Jun 21, 2013

Sen. James Inhofe proposed an amendment to the immigration reform bill that would allow the U.S. to hold immigrants indefinitely.

Brazil Protests Take Off on Social Media

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Jun 21, 2013

Brazil's protesters are taking their messages critical of the Brazilian government to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Study: LGBT Latino Youth Are Less Happy Than Other Latinos

Univision News, News Report, Posted: Jun 21, 2013

LGBT Latino youth are much less likely than their “straight” Latino peers to say they are happy, according to a new study.

After Passage of CA's School Finance Plan, Focus Shifts to Implementation

EdSource, News Report, Louis Freedberg, Posted: Jun 21, 2013

California's new school funding formula was approved. Now, 1,000 districts representing 6.2 million students have the task of implementing it.

The Business of Border Security

El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, Michelle Garcia, Posted: Jun 21, 2013

The immigration reform bill would funnel billions of dollars to military contractors, subcontractors and suppliers.

Latest Immigration ‘Compromise’ Perpetuates GOP Myth of Border Insecurity

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

Once again, Republicans are sabotaging a federal immigration reform bill by latching onto the myth of an insecure border.

Understanding CA's New School Funding Formula

New America Media, Audio, Vivian Po, Posted: Jun 20, 2013

New America Media and EdSource co-hosted a statewide telebriefing to update members of the media, education advocates, educators and parents about California's new school funding formula.

Op-Ed: Dreaming in the White House

The Advocate, Commentary, Carla Lopez, Posted: Jun 20, 2013

How one queer DREAMer went from living on a couch shared with her parents to the White House.

Senate Defeats Cornyn Amendment

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

The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted down an amendment proposed by Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas that would have required new border enforcement goals to be met before undocumented workers could apply for green cards.

Mississippi Students Take Prizes at National History Competition

The Afro, News Report, Posted: Jun 20, 2013

Zaccheus McEwan, 17, of Mississippi, worked with his classmates to produce an award-winning documentary on the voting rights struggle in his hometown.

Senate Could Draft New Protection If Court Guts Voting Rights

TriceEdneyWire, News Report, Hazel Trice Edney, Posted: Jun 20, 2013

If the U. S. Supreme Court strikes down or alters the Section 5 Preclearance Clause of the Voting Rights Act, Congress should be prepared with a remedy.

Sealing Youth Offender Records Brings ‘Chance at a New Life’

New America Media, Commentary, David Cunningham, Posted: Jun 20, 2013

CA state bill AB 1006 would require probation officers and courts to provide information to juvenile offenders about how to seal their criminal record.

LGBT Groups Slam ‘Poison Pill’ Amendments to Immigration Bill

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Jun 19, 2013

LGBT advocacy organizations called several amendments to the Senate immigration reform bill “poison pills that threaten the entire legislation.”

From COINTELPRO to Prism, Spying on Comm. of Color

New America Media, News Feature, Seeta Pena Gangadharan, Posted: Jun 19, 2013

Revelations of a massive cyber-surveillance program targeting American citizens holds particularly chilling consequences for immigrants and communities of color.

Why I Celebrate Juneteenth

New America Media/Richmond Pulse, Commentary, Asani Shakur, Posted: Jun 19, 2013

I recently asked a group of school kids in Richmond to tell me what they knew about Juneteenth and the Fourth of July.

Why the Spying Scandal Is a Serious Racial Justice Issue

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jun 18, 2013

Given the massive investment in national security after 9-11, recent news that the federal government is spying on hundreds of millions of people in the United States and around the world may not have come as a surprise.

India Among Top 5 Nations Under US Surveillance

Indian Journal, News Report, Posted: Jun 18, 2013

India has emerged as the fifth most tracked country by the US intelligence which used a secret data-mining program to monitor worldwide internet data.

Power Struggles at Interior Department Impact Indian Affairs

Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Jun 18, 2013

When Kevin Washburn became Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs in September 2012, he had some work to do. Not just the typical demands of running a complex subsection of a large federal agency, but also the complicated work of regaining a portfolio that had been siphoned off by overeager Obama administration officials.

Q&A: What You Need to Know to Prepare for the Common Core

New America Media, Question & Answer, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Jun 18, 2013

California's new education standards promise to revamp learning across the state, though preparation for the coming changes is key.

Silicon Valley’s Immigrant Janitors Learning English at Work

PRI's The World, News Report, Jason Margolis, Posted: Jun 18, 2013

Under immigration reform, millions of people may need to learn English to become legal residents, making workplace learning programs critical.

Schools Seek Remedies to Racial Suspension Gap

Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, News Report, Posted: Jun 17, 2013

Black students nationwide are suspended at least twice more frequently than any other student group and up to three times more often in many Twin Cities metro area urban and suburban school districts.

When White American Deaths Outnumber Births

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

According to demographers, more white Americans died last year than were born -- the first time this has occurred in the history of the nation.

US Supreme Court Strikes Down Proof of Citizenship Voting Law

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jun 17, 2013

This morning the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that an Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship from residents as they register to vote is invalid because it violates the National Voter Registration Act

Excluidos de los programas federales, los DREAMers podrían calificar para Medi-Cal

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jun 17, 2013

Miles de inmigrantes en California se califican para Medi-Cal, pero no lo saben.

Barred from Federal Programs, DREAMers May Qualify for Medi-Cal

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jun 17, 2013

Thousands of immigrants eligible to receive federal "deferred action" are also eligible for state-sponsored health care, but they don't know it.

Turning ‘Baby Daddies’ Into Fathers

Richmond Pulse / New America Media, Commentary, Donny Lumpkins, Posted: Jun 16, 2013

For a growing number of youth, Father’s Day can be tough -- bringing up memories of hard times with dad or other times when he just wasn’t around at all.

Despite Police Clashes, Turkish Protests 'Not Going Anywhere Soon'

New America Media, Video, Sean David Hobbs and Sinan Targay, Posted: Jun 16, 2013

Turkish police on Saturday cleared protestors from Gezi Park, even as thousands more reconvened across Istanbul and the country.

Iranian and American Elections Have Similarities

New America Media, News Analysis, William O. Beeman, Posted: Jun 16, 2013

Echoes of the U.S. election of 2012 are clearly present in Iran, where Hassan Rowhani has just been elected president.

For Latinas, a Guide to Success at Work

New America Media, Question & Answer, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Jun 16, 2013

Writer and businesswoman Rose Castillo Guilbault spoke to NAM about her new book, "The Latinas Guide to Success in the Workplace."

Parkinson’s: Exploración realista de las opciones de cuidado a largo plazo

El Semanario/New America Media , News Feature, Cristina Frésquez , Posted: Jun 15, 2013

Uno de los mayores problemas que enfrentan las familias con un pariente anciano es determinar qué tipo de cuidado a largo plazo es adecuada y realista para su situación individual.

For College Grads, Friendly Advice and Tender Warnings

New America Media, First Person, Andrew Lam, Posted: Jun 15, 2013

College graduates are entering into a challenging time in which being a citizen of the world is just as important as finding a job.

Blacks Have Highest Rate of Diabetes-Related Deaths in NYC

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Jun 15, 2013

Diabetes-related deaths have reached an all-time high in New York City, and communities of color are being hit the hardest.

FBI Board Approves Adding Sikhs, Hindus to Crime Reports

India-West, News Report, Posted: Jun 14, 2013

Sikh-American activists have succeeded in getting the FBI advisory board to add Hindus, Sikhs and other ethnic minorities to a report that tracks hate crimes.

Hope in Arizona as Sheriff Backs Down on Immigration Enforcement

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

At a federal hearing on Friday, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office moved a step closer to dismantling its immigration enforcement activities.

Governor’s Budget Deprives Vital Care to Autistic Kids on Medi-Cal

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jun 14, 2013

Low-income parents who have children with autism are angry that state lawmakers have passed a budget that cuts services vital to them.

Las barreras de salud dificultan el tratamiento

El Semanario/New America Media , News Report, Cristina Frésquez , Posted: Jun 14, 2013

Además de hacer frente a una enfermedad que tiene muchas preguntas sin respuesta, los ancianos hispanos que sufren de la enfermedad de Parkinson también llevan la carga de hacer frente a varios obstáculos que dificultan su atención médica y tratamiento.

Rescuing My Deported Aunt from a Hole in the Tijuana Canals

Silicon Valley De-Bug/New America Media, Video, Yaveth Gomez, Posted: Jun 14, 2013

When I saw my aunt on a Televisa news program about deportees living in the canals of Tijuana, I knew I had to go save her.

Living in Fear -- Children of Undocumented Suffer Health Problems

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

Children of undocumented immigrants live with the constant fear that they could be separated from their parents.

Senators Attempt to Tie Legalization to Border Security

ImmigrationImpact.com, News Report, Posted: Jun 13, 2013

Several Senators attempted to tie border security increases to the start of the legalization program.

Latinos en alto riesgo de desarrollar la enfermedad de Parkinson’s

New America Media/El Semanario , News Feature, Cristina Frésquez , Posted: Jun 13, 2013

Es estimado que la Enfermedad de Parkinson (PD) afecta sobre un millon de personas en EEUU, con un estimado de 60,000 nuevos pacientes diagnosticados cada año.

Health Care Reform: Advocates Say Many Fall Through the Cracks

New America Media, News Report, Liz Gonzalez, Posted: Jun 13, 2013

Advocates and frontline service providers shared their fears at a recent news briefing in Los Angeles co-hosted by the California Immigrant Policy Center and New America Media.

Arizona Drops Felony Charges Against Undocumented Immigrant

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Jun 13, 2013

The case is the latest victory by attorneys who are chipping away at the legal arguments behind the crackdown on undocumented workers.

After Community Outcry, Wife of Soldier Will Not Be Deported

INQUIRER.net/New America Media, News Report, Rene Ciria-Cruz, Posted: Jun 12, 2013

ICE canceled the deportation order for an undocumented immigrant from the Philippines after receiving hundreds of calls and emails.

Chokwe Lumumba -- The First Afrocentric Mayor of Jackson, Miss.

Jackson Advocate, News Analysis, Alice Thomas-Tisdale, Posted: Jun 12, 2013

Chokwe Lumumba was elected mayor of Jackson this week, and headlines across the country seem to be fueling an uneasiness in white America.

Korean American Professor Named Princeton’s First Asian American Provost

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Jun 12, 2013

David S. Lee, a professor of economics and public affairs, was appointed provost at Princeton University, making him the first Asian American elevated to the administrative post.

Conn. Legislature Passes TRUST Act

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

The Connecticut state legislature voted unanimously to enact the Transparency and Responsibility Using State Tools (TRUST) Act.

Seeking Solace: Parents of Murdered Children Join Forces

Alhambra Source, News Feature, Nasrin Aboulhosn, Posted: Jun 12, 2013

Parents who may never have met in other circumstances — have one horrible thing in common: a murdered child.

Medgar Evers: Legacy Challenges

The Root, News Report, Corey Dade, Posted: Jun 12, 2013

Fifty years after the activist's death, landmark policies he championed may be struck down by SCOTUS.

A Journalism Prize to an Enemy of the Press?

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Jun 11, 2013

The decision to award the National Journalism Prize to the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is being met with incredulity in the U.S. Latino media.

It’s Not Over: Jeffrey Chen, Former Medina Police Chief Awarded $2 Million for Discrimination Claims, Awaits Post-Trial Decision

International Examiner, News Report, Posted: Jun 11, 2013

Chen, who filed four discrimination claims in 2011 that were eventually heard by a jury — three federal and one state lawsuit — has incurred a massive amount of legal fees to build a strong case that his termination by Medina City Manager Donna Hanson in April 2011 was racially motivated.

Indian Country’s Data Scandal: Invisibility

Indian Country, Op-ed, Mark Trahant, Posted: Jun 11, 2013

In an era of austerity the lack of data has serious consequences. If Indian Country were to show up on the NSA’s data heat map we would be the brightest green zone on the planet.

Parkinson’s Care Decisions Challenge Latino Families

El Semanario/New America Media , News Feature, Cristina Frésquez, Posted: Jun 11, 2013

The complexity of Parkinson’s care challenges Latino families reluctant to seek professional options, even when love one’s decline.

Gov. Brown Highlights Chinese Investments in Oakland

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Posted: Jun 10, 2013

California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that California stood to gain from improved political and economic ties between China and the United States.

Trayvon's Dad: 'My Kid Was Perfect to Me'

The Root, Question & Answer, Posted: Jun 10, 2013

As jury selection begins for the trial of his son's killer, Tracy Martin speaks to The Root.

Somali Stoned to Death in S. Africa; Sister & Community Protest in St. Paul

TC Daily Planet, News Report, Posted: Jun 10, 2013

Submerged in black hijab and with tears of sorrow streaming down her cheeks, Hali Mahmoud stood before hundreds of Somali-Americans at the State Capital to commemorate the murder by stoning to death of her younger brother in South Africa.

Filipinos Need to Stand Up For Immigration Reform - Vargas

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Jun 10, 2013

Acclaimed journalist and spokesperson for undocumented peoples Jose Antonio Vargas said the voices of Filipinos are missing in the comprehensive immigration reform debate and it’s time to be heard.

Health Care Barriers Hinder Parkinson's Care for Latinos

El Semanario/New America Media, News Feature, Cristina Fresquez, Posted: Jun 10, 2013

Scientists don’t know why twice as many Latinos have Parkinson’s than other minorities, but answers range from pesticides to high poverty levels.

There Aren’t Happy Endings for Teachers in the Trenches

New America Media, Commentary, Matt Amaral, Posted: Jun 09, 2013

At the end of the school year, the only people you don’t see celebrating are the students who aren’t amazing and the teachers who teach those kids.

New Orleans Ethnic Media Celebrate Teachers ‘Who Changed My Life’

New America Media, News Feature, Vivian Po, Posted: Jun 08, 2013

Read winning essays from the Teacher who Changed My Life contest in New Orleans, LA.

Supreme Court Ruling Could Open Door to Privacy Violations

The Afro, News Analysis, Adrienne T. Washington, Posted: Jun 08, 2013

Some observers say that the Supreme Court’s recent split ruling (5-4) that DNA sampling is minimally intrusive and does not violate the 4th amendment is troubling.

Black Teen Birth Rate Falls 60 Percent in 10 Years

The Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Jun 07, 2013

A new report by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention shows that the teen birth rate for African Americans has declined by 60 percent between 1991 and 2011.

For Turkey’s Kurds, Erdogan Now ‘Paying for His Laughter’

New America Media, Interview, Interview and Video: Sean David Hobbs, Posted: Jun 07, 2013

Mürsel Berat Saymadı, 27, Kurdish Leader of Gezi Park Resistance Movement, says the state’s conflict with the Kurds has helped fuel the ongoing protests.

Filipino Elders in U.S. Hope to Return Home—With Medicare

Filipino-American Bulletin/New America Media, News Feature, Sluggo Rigor , Posted: Jun 07, 2013

Many Filipino elders can’t afford to stay here, and can’t get visas for family caregivers. They want a change letting them go home with Medicare.

SF Schools to Reduce Services for Chinese Immigrant Students

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Posted: Jun 06, 2013

Two schools in San Francisco will be scaling back courses and other programs for newly arrived Chinese immigrants starting next year.

House Votes to Defund DACA

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

The U.S. House of Representatives approved an amendment by Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, that seeks to defund the DACA program.

Colorado Grants Driver's Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants

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

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law a measure granting driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants.

The Price of Immigration Reform is Steep

New America Media, Commentary, David Bacon, Rosalinda Guillen and Mark Day, Posted: Jun 06, 2013

Immigrant rights advocates say the Senate's proposed immigration reform bill would further transform our immigration policy into a corporate labor supply system.

Calif. Bill Would Send Sexually Exploited Children to Foster System

New America Media, News Report, Nicole Hudley, Posted: Jun 06, 2013

Lawmakers hope to change the way the state deals with victims of child sex trafficking, a problem that experts say is growing.

SF Giants Pitcher Calls for Immigration Reform on YouTube

Univision 14, News Report, Posted: Jun 05, 2013

San Francisco Giants pitcher Sergio Romo recorded a YouTube video calling for immigration reform.

Florida Gov. Vetoes DACA Driver's License Bill

Univision, News Report, Posted: Jun 05, 2013

Republican Gov. Rick Scott of Florida vetoed a bill that would have allowed deferred action recipients to apply for a driver's license.

Democrats Must Regain Control of the Immigration Debate

El Diario/La Prensa, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Jun 05, 2013

Marco Rubio's shifting stance on immigration reform is a response to attacks by Republicans -- and a lack of leadership by Democrats.

Virginia Faces Hurdles After Restoring Voting Rights to Felons

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Jun 05, 2013

Virginia lacks a comprehensive database and tracking system to locate and identify ex-felons who could benefit from the restoration policy.

Deportados en la frontera: veteranos en dificultades

El Tecolote, News Report, Laura Waxmann, Traducido por Alfonso Agirre, Posted: Jun 05, 2013

Alex Murillo es uno de los miles de veteranos del ejército de los EEUU que fueron acusados de cometer un delito y deportados.

Deported U.S. Veterans Create Art on Border Wall

El Tecolote, News Report, Laura Waxmann, Posted: Jun 05, 2013

Alex Murillo is one of thousands of U.S. military veterans who have been charged with a crime and deported.

Greek ‘Black Panthers’ Form in Response to Hate-Fueled Attacks

News One, News Report, D.L. Chandler, Posted: Jun 04, 2013

Black and immigrant Greeks have banded together to form a self-defense group to counter attacks from racist groups.

Enfrentan una lucha dura los defensores de la expansión de Medicaid en Texas

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Jun 04, 2013

Los defensores de salud están preparandose para una lucha prolongada en Texas, lo cual ha rechazado la expansión de Medicaid bajo del Obamacare.

Rubio: Senate Immigration Reform Bill Lacks 60 Votes

EFE / La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Jun 04, 2013

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said Tuesday said the immigration bill does not have the 60 votes it needs to pass in the Senate.

Appeals Court Nominee Was 'Driving While Black' Plaintiff

NorthStar News, News Report, Posted: Jun 04, 2013

U.S. District Judge Robert Leon Wilkins was once stopped by Maryland State Police officers, leading to a landmark ruling.

Report: Federal Government Locks Children in Adult Immigration Detention

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jun 04, 2013

New federal data released today by an advocacy group reveals that in the last four years, at least 1,366 kids were locked up in adult immigration detention centers for more than three days.

Long Struggle Ahead for Medicaid Expansion Advocates in Texas

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Jun 04, 2013

Health care advocates are bracing for a long fight in Texas, which rejected Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

'The Talk' -- How to Tell Your 8-Year-Old About Climate Change

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Jun 04, 2013

For parents working on issues related to climate change, informing their kids about the possible dangers is not an easy conversation.

Post-Election Scenario in Pakistan

Pakistanlink, News Analysis, Posted: Jun 03, 2013

Recent elections in Pakistan will be remembered as the first democratic transfer of power after an elected legislative body completed its full term of five years without intervention from the establishment and military.

Six 6 Indian Americans Receive Ellis Island Medals of Honor Read

India West, News Report, Posted: Jun 03, 2013

Six Indian Americans joined more than 100 “outstanding Americans” who were awarded May 11 with the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

State Assembly passes CA Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Jun 03, 2013

LOS ANGELES – On Wednesday, the California legislatures passed a bill that would provide caregivers and domestic workers overtime pay, meal and rest breaks and other labor protections.

Good News in Mississippi: School-To-Prison Pipeline Closes

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jun 03, 2013

The sealing of the school-to-prison pipeline in Meridian, Miss. has officially started after a U.S. District Court judge approved what the Department of Justice is calling “a landmark consent decree” that features a “far-reaching plan to reform discipline practices … that unlawfully channel black students out of their classrooms and, too often, into the criminal justice system.

THE HOME CARE REVOLUTION: Robots and Eldercare’s Future

Sarasota Herald Tribune/New America Media , News Feature, Barbara Peters Smith, Posted: Jun 03, 2013

Caregiving robots, sensors testing your vitals and sleep patterns? Sounds creepy, but it might what you’ll need in your aging future.

US and China Should Cooperate Over North Korean Headache

New America Media, News Analysis, George Koo, Posted: Jun 03, 2013

President Obama should seize the opportunity offered in an upcoming meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping to forge a breakthrough on N. Korea.

Vivek Ranadive Becomes First Indian-American NBA ‘King’

India Journal, News Report, Posted: Jun 02, 2013

Software magnate Vivek Ranadivehas become the first person of Indian descent to become the owner of a major US basketball team.

THE HOME CARE REVOLUTION: Finding Skilled Eldercare Workers Not Easy

Sarasota Herald Tribune/New America Media , News Feature, Barbara Peters Smith, Posted: Jun 02, 2013

Experts say seniors getting home care will double, but efforts to stay out of nursing homes mean families must guard against poor care, fraud and other problems.

Istanbul in Revolt: Police and Protestors Clash

New America Media, Commentary, Sean David Hobbs, Posted: Jun 01, 2013

The Turkish state controlled media said only a few people were injured. Protestors said that at least three people are dead.

Every Child Left Behind: Sequester Guts Indian Education

Indian Country Today Media Network, News Report, Tanya Lee, Posted: Jun 01, 2013

Educators in Indian country are working to deal with the cuts to federally funded preschool-to-grade 12 programs mandated by the so-called “sequester.”

Proyecto Cuéntame - Voices of El Salvador’s Incarcerated Youth

The Beat Within, News Report, Olivia Holdsworth, Posted: Jun 01, 2013

A writing program in El Salvador seeks to give incarcerated youth there the chance to tell their stories.