'Dream 9' Tactics Take Debate Beyond Halls of Congress

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Jul 31, 2013

A controversial action by Dreamers has brought the immigration debate to the Arizona border, sparking criticism and praise.




How North Carolina Became Red Again

The Root, News Report, Posted: Jul 31, 2013

The Tar Heel State's move to the political left has ended as quickly as it started. Here are five reasons.




‘American Idol’ Star HeeJun Han Gears Up for Solo Debut

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Jul 31, 2013

American Idol alum HeeJun Han is on the cusp of dropping his first single in the United States and Korea, but don’t call him a K-pop singer.




Fil-Am Comedian Says He’s Caught in Middle of Political Feud

Asian Journal, News Feature, Posted: Jul 31, 2013

Filipino-American comedian Edwin San Juan said he believes he’s been caught in the middle of a political feud between opponents of Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca.




After Asiana Crash, Chinese Media Reporters Booted from SF Hospital

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen and Asha Du Monthier, Posted: Jul 31, 2013

The reporters allege that they were discriminated against when asked to leave SF General, while covering the Asiana crash.




Family-Based visas To Change with Immigration Reform

Sampan, News Report, Posted: Jul 30, 2013

Asian American citizens trying to bring overseas family members to the States may face setbacks under proposed immigration reform changes.




Seven API Candidates Aim to Topple Incumbents, Stake a Claim In August Primary

North West Asian Weekly, News Report, Posted: Jul 30, 2013

Seven Asian American candidates, five of whom are female, look to make waves in the August primary election.




Justice for Trayvon Ignites a New Movement, Say Activists

Final Call, News Report, Charlene Muhammad, Posted: Jul 30, 2013

Talks of an economic boycott grew beyond threats, at least when legendary entertainer Stevie Wonder and other declared they would not perform in Florida.




How Solitary Confinement in Pelican Bay Almost Drove Me Mad

New America Media, Commentary, Michael Cabral, Posted: Jul 30, 2013

Michael Cabral has served ten years on a 15-Life sentence for murder, beginning when he was still a juvenile.




Court System Fails Poor in Michigan

Investigative Reporting Workshop, News Report, Kat Aaron, Posted: Jul 30, 2013

Detroit’s 36th District Court handles about half a million misdemeanor cases a year. Most defendants will exchange few words with their lawyers.




Breaking the Teen Mom Tradition

Coachella Unincorporated/New America Media, Commentary, Karla Martinez, Posted: Jul 30, 2013

The reality is that my parents were kids themselves when they had me, and as a result I was forced to grow up fast.




Helen Thomas Inspired Generation of Journalists

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Jul 29, 2013

Legendary White House correspondent Helen Thomas passed away peacefully on July 20 at her Washington D.C. apartment, while surrounded by family and friends. She was 92.




LA Pinoys Join Global Protest vs China’s Aggression in West PH Sea

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Jul 29, 2013

Led by US Pinoys for Good Governance (USPGG), Filipino Angelenos clad in yellow shirts and carrying anti-China placards marched in front of the Chinese Consulate chanting “Our soil, our oil.”




Dream 9 Mom: “My Son Is a Warrior”

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jul 29, 2013

One member of the family, 23-year-old Marco, is among the Dream 9 who crossed the Nogales, Ariz., border this week in an unprecedented action.




For ‘Undocuqueers,’ SCOTUS Rulings Only Half the Battle

New America Media/Long Beach VoiceWaves, Video, Text by Michael Lozano, Video by Reyna Maldonado, Posted: Jul 29, 2013

For undocumented LGBTQ immigrants, the struggle for acceptance within the wider immigrant rights community continues.




Murder in Manzanar Unsolved 70 Years Later

Rafu Shimpo, News Feature, Posted: Jul 28, 2013

Somewhere in the Mizuhara home, James Ito’s vest and jacket are neatly tucked away. Slain teen in 70-year-old cold case parallels Trayvon Martin.




Teenage Ethiopian Americans Bring Their Parents’ Music to Life

PRI's The World, News Report, Sam Harnett, Posted: Jul 28, 2013

In a suburban garage near Oakland, California, a young Ethio Jazz Band is rocking out with their parents’ music.




When the Tail Wags the Dog: Dangers of Crowdsourcing Justice

The Siliconeer, News Analysis, Lalit Kundani., Posted: Jul 27, 2013

In the wake of mass killings, enough innocent names have been sacrificed to the public appetite.




Helen Thomas Inspires Generation of Journalists

Arab American News, Profile, Natasha Dado, Posted: Jul 27, 2013

Thomas, a Lebanese American, emerged as one of the most prominent White House reporters, during a time when the profession was dominated by men.




Voting Rights: Feds Set to Mess With Texas

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

Attorney General Holder targeted Texas, the political poster child for voter suppression, in a new strategy to protect minority voting rights.




Is ‘Rape Culture’ the New Normal?

New America Media / We’Ced Youth Media , First Person, Emily Castriagno, Posted: Jul 26, 2013

It seems the concept of rape culture has become normal. If a girl is intoxicated, it’s almost expected for a boy to take advantage of her.




SF Leaders Look to End Federal Immigration Holds

New America Media, News Report, Asha DuMonthier, Posted: Jul 26, 2013

Supporters say San Francisco's Due Process for All Ordinance would go a long way in helping to rebuild trust between victims and local law enforcement.




Trayvon Martin - Más que un "hashtag"

First Post, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jul 25, 2013

“No era un niño perfecto. Pero no merecía morir”.




Senior KTVU Staffers Fired in Wake of Asiana Racist Names Scandal

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Jul 25, 2013

Following an in-house investigation, KTVU has dismissed three high-ranking producers involved with misreporting the names of four Asiana pilots with Flight 214, which crash landed upon arrival at San Francisco International Airport.




Latino Media on 'Irrationality' of GOP Racism

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Jul 25, 2013

Steve King was also taken to task in the Spanish-language press.




First South Asian Female Judge in California

Indian Journal, News Report, Posted: Jul 25, 2013

The South Asian Bar Association of Southern California (SABA-SC) applauded Rupa Goswami’s historic appointment to the Los Angeles County Superior Court.




What We Learn From the Indigenous Farmworker Strike in Pac. Northwest

New America Media, Op-ed, Seth Holmes, Posted: Jul 25, 2013

Hundreds of mostly indigenous farmworkers in Washington state's Skagit Valley are demanding better pay and respectful treatment.




The Old Lessons of Detroit

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jul 25, 2013

Just days ago Detroit, arguably America’s most distressed urban area, made the largest declaration of insolvency by any U.S. municipality ever. Given the city’s unique role in American economic and cultural history, many people—from national leaders to concerned citizens—have wondered whether its predicament portends anything larger for the nation as a whole. The answer: It likely does not.




Leaving The Shadows: Afrolatino's Plea For Immigration Reform

Black Star News, Op-ed, Jairo Lerma, Posted: Jul 25, 2013

As an AfroLatino New York City turns into Arizona at night because of Stop-and-Frisk Laws and my "undocumented" fears in case of an arrest.




Cannabis for Elders: A Precarious State

The Atlantic/New America Media, News Feature, Liana Aghajanian, Posted: Jul 25, 2013

The fastest-growing group using medical marijuana-- seniors—have the hardest time getting it, despite their growing need.




New Latino Voter Poll: What California Republicans Do on Immigration Matters

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Jul 24, 2013

A new poll of Latino voters in 24 Republican-held battleground districts shows that there is an opportunity for the GOP.




Big Mac Won't Satisfy Vietnamese Desire for Human Rights

New America Media, News Analysis, Andrew Lam, Posted: Jul 24, 2013

Vietnam is continuing its crackdown on dissidents even as it seeks a weapons deal with the US and a seat on the Human Rights Council.




Justice Beyond 'Stand Your Ground'

The Root, News Report, Posted: Jul 24, 2013

When it comes to post-verdict activism against racist policies, don't forget school discipline.




Korean Literature Still Lost in Translation

Koream Journal, News Report, Chelsea Hawkins, Posted: Jul 24, 2013

Korean literature has yet to make a name for itself this side of the Pacific. Is something getting lost in translation?




Q&A: To a World in Pain, Francis Offers ‘Consoling Hand’

New America Media, Question & Answer, Posted: Jul 24, 2013

Essayist Richard Rodriguez says Pope Francis' focus on “human suffering” is a welcome shift and a source of solace to a world “desperately in pain.”




Sing Tao Reporter Denied Equal Press Access

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Derek Zhang, Posted: Jul 23, 2013

A Chinese language reporter was denied equal press access at SF General Hospital by a sheriff’s officer while reporting on the aftermath of the Asiana plane crash.




Navajo President Highlights Drought in State of the Nation

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Jul 23, 2013

Despite rain clouds gathering outside, the continuing drought conditions on the reservation was the first item Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly mentioned in the state of the Nation address Monday.




Rolling Stone Cover, Dark Side of Media Moon

Hyphen Magazine, Op-ed, Posted: Jul 23, 2013

Rolling Stone magazine will feature Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the two Boston Marathon bombers. The story inside is about him.




'Cruel and Indecent' -- La Opinión Skewers House GOP's KIDS Act

La Opinión, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Jul 23, 2013

La Opinión editors criticize the House GOP who say they are working hard on immigration reform a month after voting to defund DACA.




LGBT Groups Reject House GOP's KIDS Act

New America Media, News Report, Staff, Posted: Jul 23, 2013

A coalition of the nation's leading LGBT advocacy organizations criticized the House Of Representatives' KIDS Act.




Ethnic Media Highlight Role of Covering Indian Country

New America Media, Press Release, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Jul 23, 2013

Reporters from Arizona ethnic media recounted their experiences covering environmental issues on the Navajo Reservation at last week's NAJA conference.




A Growing Share of Latinos Get Their News in English

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

A growing share of Latinos are getting their news in English, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center.




As Feds Slow Deportations, Arpaio Continues Ariz. Raids

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernandez, Posted: Jul 23, 2013

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is continuing worksite raids, even as federal immigration officials close dozens of deportation proceedings.




Undocumented Activists Take a Giant Risk to Return Home

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jul 23, 2013

A historic border crossing took place Monday, not under the cover of darkness or through a desert wilderness but in broad daylight near the Nogales border patrol station with thousands of supporters on the United States and Mexico sides cheering.




State documents detail standardized test cheating, irregularities at New Orleans schools

The Lens, News Report, Posted: Jul 23, 2013

The Lens counted 15 incidents that would be considered major infractions under state guidelines:




California Prison Hunger Strike: 'It’s An Absolute Madhouse'

Solitarywatch.com, News Report, Sal Rodriguez, Posted: Jul 23, 2013

California prisoners in over a dozen prisons are entering their third week on hunger strike, which began on July 8th with 30,000 prisoners across the state participating.




Chevron Fire One Year Later - What Will It Take to Prevent Another?

Richmond Pulse, Question & Answer, Anna Challet , Posted: Jul 23, 2013

A new report on the findings of a year-long investigation into the Chevron refinery fire in Richmond, Calif. highlights the need for tighter regulations.




Zimmerman: Do the Feds Have a Case?

The Root, News Report, Posted: Jul 22, 2013

In federal court, there may be no case more difficult to prove than a racially motivated crime.




Frack or Fiction? Study Says Fracking Does Not Contaminate Aquifer in Pennsylvania

Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Jul 22, 2013

Fracking chemicals do not cause water pollution, according to preliminary results of a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) study on hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus shale formation of Pennsylvania.




Obama, Trayvon and the Problem That Won’t Be Named

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jul 22, 2013

Barack Obama hasn’t only attended institutions that have historically created unfair advantages for white students, or questioned black professors who teach there.




San Francisco's Black Community -- Where Did We Go?

New America Media, First Person, Jimmie Fails, Posted: Jul 22, 2013

It's tough to accept that my beloved San Francisco, a city known for embracing diversity, is feeling less and less welcoming to me.




Euromight: A Quest to Capture the Afro-European Narrative

New America Media, Question & Answer, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Jul 21, 2013

A website that bills itself as "your guide to Afro Europe" tracks the evolving African diaspora communities across Europe.




In Central Valley, College Students Spend Summer Vacation in the Fields

South Kern Sol / New America Media, News Report, Erika Villasenor, Posted: Jul 21, 2013

Some college students choose to spend their summers in the fields, and say farmwork brings them closer to their roots.




When Racial Profiling Cuts Both Ways

New America Media, Commentary, Malcolm Marshall, Posted: Jul 20, 2013

People profile other people based on their race all the time. And yes, Black people do it too -- to others, and even to ourselves.




Blacks Who Stand Their Ground Often Imprisoned

The AFRO, News Report, Zenitha Prince, Posted: Jul 20, 2013

Statistics show that Florida's application of the "stand your ground" law has been anything but equitable.




Immigration Disguises Severity of Poverty Among Asians in U.S.

New America Media, News Report, Asha DuMonthier, Posted: Jul 19, 2013

A new study counters the myth that Asian Americans have been largely unaffected by the economic recession.




Undocumented Students Protest Napolitano as New UC President

New America Media, News Report, Asha DuMonthier, Posted: Jul 18, 2013

Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano was confirmed on Thursday as the new president of the University of California.




Detroit Files for Bankruptcy, All Bets Are Off

Michigan Chronicle, News Report, Bankole Thompson, Posted: Jul 18, 2013

Detroit became the largest U.S. city to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection on Thursday. What will this mean for city retirees?




Nikki Giovanni at 70 Grieves for Trayvon, Rocks for Hip-Hop

Washington Informer , Profile, Barrington M. Salmon , Posted: Jul 18, 2013

In a wide-ranging talk, poet Nikki Giovanni, now 70, grieved for Trayvon Martin, criticized Obama—and linked hip-hop to black history.




In China, Court Ruling Re-Ignites Debate Over Labor Camps

China Daily, News Report, Zhao Yinan, Posted: Jul 18, 2013

A Chinese court ruled in favor of a former prisoner's appeal, sending a signal that support for the "re-education through labor" system is waning.




Suicide Among Indian Americans: We’re Depressed, But Who’s Listening?

India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Jul 18, 2013

Young South Asian American women have a higher rate of suicide than the general U.S. population, according to a recent study.




Vietnam President to Visit Washington

Asia American Press, News Report, Posted: Jul 17, 2013

On Thursday, July 25, President Obama will host President Truong Tan Sang of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam at the White House.




Victory at Last: Apache Activist Helps Pass HIV/AIDS Confidentiality Resolution

Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Jul 17, 2013

The implementation of such a Code supports enforcement of public health responsibilities and the authority needed to identify the risk factors associated with the spread of infectious disease.




How Zimmerman’s Colorblind Trial Helps the Justice Dept.’s Case

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jul 17, 2013

Veteran civil rights attorneys and advocates are convinced that enough evidence of wrongdoing remains from the George Zimmerman case to allow the U.S. Department of Justice to file additional charges against Trayvon Martin’s killer




Obama Talks Immigration Reform on Univision, Telemundo

NBC Latino, News Report, Posted: Jul 17, 2013

President Obama made the case for comprehensive immigration reform on four Spanish-language TV networks on Tuesday.




Mandela’s Illness Exposes Little End-of-Life Planning in Modern World

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

Nelson Mandela is about to turn 95 with his condition shrouded in mystery, exposing the global need for palliative care to comfort those at life’s end.




ICE Closes Dozens of Deportation Cases in Arizona

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Jul 16, 2013

ICE has been closing the deportation cases of dozens of undocumented immigrants who were picked up in Sheriff Arpaio's immigration raids.




Reports of Woman Killed by iPhone Go Viral in China

China Daily USA / Sina.com, News Report, Posted: Jul 16, 2013

The news of a woman who died when she answered a call on her iPhone has gone viral in China.




Trayvon Martin: More Than a #HoodiesUp Hashtag

First Post, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jul 16, 2013

They were all just trying to get home -- Oscar Grant in Oakland, Trayvon Martin in Florida, the woman raped on a bus in New Delhi.




Baby Veronica's Birth Mother Finally Speaks Out About Court Case

Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Jul 16, 2013

After years of silence surrounding the failed attempt to put up her biological child for adoption, Christy Maldonado finally went public with an editorial on custodial placement in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl in Friday's Washington Post.




Q&A: Where Did Prosecution Go Wrong in Zimmerman Trial?

Street Soldiers Radio, Interview, Dr. Joseph Marshall / Malcolm Marshall, Posted: Jul 16, 2013

John Burris, the civil rights attorney who represented Oscar Grant, says prosecutors are to blame for George Zimmerman's not-guilty verdict.




FEMA to Pilot New Flood Map Procedure in Five La. Parishes

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Jul 15, 2013

The Federal Emergency Man­age­ment Agency (FEMA) has chosen five parishes in Louisiana to be part of a pilot program for new guidelines to determine flood hazards for areas protected by non-accredited levee systems: Plaque­mines, Lafourche, Terre­bonne, St. Tammany and St. Charles parishes. Currently, FEMA gives no credit for levees it has not accredited, completely wiping this protection off the map when assessing a community’s flood risk.




Grave Robber's Loot: 400 Confiscated Artifacts Returned to Navajo

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

According to the USACE, the artifacts were found in central South Dakota when Yellow attempted to sell some of them.




After the Martin Verdict: Hug Your Sons

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

My son is just developing a sense of morals. What can I tell him about the boy who did nothing wrong?




Thousands Protest Nationwide for Trayvon Martin, Black Boys’ Lives

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jul 15, 2013

Thousands of people took to the streets in cities across the country over the weekend following George Zimmerman’s acquittal on charges in the murder of Trayvon Martin.




Korean Canadian With Suspected Terrorist Ties Released from Prison

Koream Journal, News Report, None, Posted: Jul 15, 2013

Yoon was released on July 14 because he had already served his time; Yoon had been behind bars for the last 18 months, since December of 2011, but was only sentenced to 10 months in prison and a $2,000 fine.




U.S. Senate Hog Wild Over the Chinese Bid for Smithfield Pork

New America Media, Commentary, George Koo, Posted: Jul 15, 2013

Leave it to the politicians to raise the threat of national security at every imagined shadow even when cast by a dangling ham.




How Do I Explain Martin Verdict to My Kids?

New America Media, Commentary, David Muhammad, Posted: Jul 14, 2013

"Why did Zimmerman kill Trayvon?" Thinking of all that I read, I said “I don't know for sure, but I think because he is racist.”




Why the Zimmerman Jury Failed Us

The Root, Commentary, Lawrence D. Bobo, Posted: Jul 14, 2013

The racism that resides at America's core has led to the continual dehumanization of blacks.




Saudi Princess Arraigned On Human Trafficking Charges

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Jul 14, 2013

Four Filipino domestic servants were found in the home of a Saudi Arabian princess, who is accused of human trafficking a Kenyan woman into the United States, according to authorities.




After DOMA Ruling, New Life for Binational Same-Sex Couples

New America Media, News Feature, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Jul 14, 2013

After the Supreme Court struck down DOMA nearly three weeks ago, marriage-based green card approvals for binational same-sex couples are beginning to be issued.




George Zimmerman Found Not Guilty

The Root, News Report, Posted: Jul 13, 2013

Saturday, July 13, 10:04 p.m. EDT: The all-female jury found George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood-watch captain who shot and killed unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, not guilty after deliberating for 16 hours and 20 minutes. Martin's family was not present in the courtroom as the verdict was read.




A Voice From Pelican Bay -- Support the Hunger Strikers

The Beat Within / New America Media, First Person, artwork and text: Michael Russell, Posted: Jul 13, 2013

Through his artwork and words, a prisoner at Pelican Bay State Prison expresses solidarity with his fellow inmate hunger strikers.




AAJA Urges Caution in Blaming South Korean Culture for Asiana Arline Crash

AAJA, News Report, Posted: Jul 13, 2013

An examination of the training and experience of Flight 214′s pilots are certainly justified. And so, too, is the apparent lack of communication within the cockpit. But while the role of culture is an interesting line of inquiry, it is a tricky task to pursue. Therefore, we urge care and sensitivity.




The Gay Novel: Passé in America, but Cool in India

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

Being gay these days in America, in the afterglow of the Supreme Court verdict overturning DOMA, is more about celebration than anguish.




Why Workers’ Rights Are an Internet Freedom Issue

New America Media, Commentary, Josepth Torres, Posted: Jul 13, 2013

The National Labor Relations Board has made several rulings to ensure federal law also protects workers' discussions that take place online.




U.S. Universities Open MBA Program in Hong Kong to Serve Executives

Ming Pao Daily, News Report, Posted: Jul 12, 2013

The University of Chicago's Booth School of Business is to set to launch its Executive Master of Business Administration program in Hong Kong.




Zimmerman Trial: Race Verdict Already In

The Root, Commentary, Jenée Desmond-Harris , Posted: Jul 12, 2013

The outcome will tell us what six people think of a narrow issue, and nothing new about being black in America.




Q&A: A Year After Refinery Fire, No "Culture of Safety" at Chevron”

Richmond Pulse / New America Media, Question & Answer, Nicole Hudley, Posted: Jul 12, 2013

One bill in the state legislature -- SB 691 -- would raise penalties for major one-day air quality violations, such as the Aug. 6 Chevron refinery fire.




SF City College Students Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

New America Media, Photo Essay, Staff, Posted: Jul 11, 2013

More than 1,000 students, faculty members and supporters rallied at CCSF's downtown campus Tuesday to protest the school's loss of accreditation.




Message to Washington: There Is No Room for Failure

El Diario/La Prensa / New America Media, Op-ed, Posted: Jul 11, 2013

El Diario/La Prensa and other media across the country are publishing a collective editorial calling on Congress to pass humane immigration reform.




Mensaje a Washington: No hay margen para el error

El Diario/La Prensa / New America Media, Editorial, Posted: Jul 11, 2013

El Diario/La Prensa y otros medios de comunicación publicaron este editorial para pedir que la Cámara de Representantes apruebe la reforma migratoria.




Girls’ Generation Members to Sing Korean National Anthem at Dodger Stadium

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Jul 11, 2013

This is not the first time a member of Girls’ Generation has graced Dodger’s Stadium. In May, Tiffany threw out the ceremonial first pitch.




Fruitvale the Movie: Will the World Feel it Like We Do in Oakland?

Richmond Pulse / New America Media, Commentary, Pendarvis Harshaw, Posted: Jul 11, 2013

When this movie hits theatres, the world will know of Oscar Grants' story—the only question is: will they feel it the same way we did in Oakland?




‘La Fortaleza’ Means ‘Family’ At This Tortilla Factory

Eastern Group Publications, News Feature, Gloria Angelina Castillo, Posted: Jul 11, 2013

Matriarch Hermila Esparza Ortiz recalls her son didn’t ask permission to begin an elaborate mural located on the southern wall of their factory in East Los Angeles.




Cardinals Promote Tommy Pham to AAA Team

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Jul 10, 2013

Tommy Pham has moved closer to his dream of playing in the major leagues.




Zimmerman Defense to Introduce Controversial Animation at Closing

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jul 10, 2013

Zimmerman defense attorney Mark O’Mara surprised viewers yesterday when he casually mentioned that the defense would be wrapping up its case as early as today.




ENDA Advances With Bipartisan Support

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

A Senate committee passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) on Wednesday.




Did Marijuana Use Make Travon Martin Violent?

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson , Posted: Jul 10, 2013

A toxicological report found a small amount of marijuana in Martin’s system the night of his slaying. Should it be introduced in court?




Seattle Directs City Contractors to Advertise in Ethnic Media

New America Media, News Report, Asha DuMonthier, Posted: Jul 10, 2013

The Mayor's proposal boosts the visibility of ethnic media, but its financial benefit to those outlets is uncertain.




San Francisco Pushes to Get Permanent Residents Naturalized

New America Media, News Report, Vivian Po, Posted: Jul 10, 2013

About one in eight San Franciscans are permanent residents but not naturalized citizens, and that's 100,000 people.




Senate Committee to Vote on ENDA

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Jul 09, 2013

A Senate committee will hold a vote July 10 on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.




DOMA and Voting Rights Don't Compare

The Root, News Analysis, Posted: Jul 09, 2013

The immediate reaction following last week's decisions ignored the history of blacks and gays.




Filipino Domestic Workers Fled Syria, Returned Home to No Work

PRI's The World, News Report, Aurora Almendral, Posted: Jul 09, 2013

At Ninoy Aquino International airport in Manila, 85 Filipina women walk through the gate. They’re coming off the last leg of their journey back from Syria.




A New Look for Racial Profiling: Saggy Pants Legislation

Louisiana Weekly, Commentary, Marjorie R. Esman , Posted: Jul 09, 2013

Saggy-pants laws violate a ba­sic First Amendment right to free speech and the liberty interest in expression. Clothing style is one of the most personal forms of expression.




European, U.S. Climate Policies Trail California’s

SF Public Press, News Report, Posted: Jul 08, 2013

As California pushes forward on a wide range of aggressive goals to curb its contribution to climate change, the same solution that’s the centerpiece of the state’s effort — a cap-and-trade market for carbon emissions — is moving forward in a big way on the international stage.




Korean American Imprisoned in NKorea Pleads for Help

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Jul 08, 2013

In a tape released last week, Kenneth Bae, the Korean American arrested in late 2012 for crimes against the North Korean regime, pleaded for clemency from North Korea as well as for greater U.S. involvement.




Navajo Dubbed 'Star Wars' a Crowd Pleaser at Premier

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Jul 08, 2013

The original Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope premiered nationwide in1977, but the characters based in a galaxy far, far away were brought a little closer to home during the Navajo dubbed film premiere on June 30 at the El Morro Theater.




Is a Constitutional Right to Vote Attainable?

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jul 08, 2013

What many have been calling for, even before the Supreme Court’s decision, is an explicit guaranteed right to vote through amendment of the U.S. Constitution.




Q&A: Hyper-segregated Cities at Greater Risk of Heat Island Effect

New America Media, Question & Answer, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Jul 08, 2013

A new study highlights the vulnerability of heat-related dangers for communities in segregated cities.




In Alaska, Rare Earth Discovery Pits Jobs Against Environment

New America Media, News Feature, Steve Fisher, Posted: Jul 08, 2013

The 2010 discovery of a mineral needed to produce everything from iPhones to drones could reverse the economic fortunes of this small town.




Atlanta Artist Forces Us to Take Another Look at Murders

The NorthStar News, News Feature, Frederick H. Lowe, Posted: Jul 07, 2013

Shanequa Gay's paintings depicting the violence in Chicago forces viewers to take a new look at the plight of black men in the city.




Asiana Airlines Plane Crash Lands at SFO Airport

Rappler.com, News Report, Staff, Posted: Jul 06, 2013

An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 crashed while landing at the San Francisco International Airport Saturday, July 6 (July 7 Manila time), reports Philippine-based news wire Rappler.com.




Q&A: Eugenie Scott, Guardian of Climate Science in the Nation's Schools

Inside Climate News, Question & Answer, Katherine Bagley, Posted: Jul 06, 2013

In a broad interview, Eugenie Scott talks about the hurdles that still loom for climate education advocates and reveals what "really pisses" her off.




佛州健保支持者為兒童爭取擴大醫療補助計畫

New America Media, News Report, Written by Khalil Abdullah, Translated by Summer Chiang and Vivian Po, Posted: Jul 05, 2013

佛羅里達州健康保險支持者要求立法會擴大醫療補助計劃 (Medicaid), 不能漠視兒童健保問題。




‘The Breaking Point’ - Sacrificing All for the Sake of Education

New America Media, Commentary, Anna Challet, Posted: Jul 05, 2013

When I got my acceptance letter from Harvard, my parents decided they would stop at nothing to afford the expense.




Sikh Couple Forced to Leave Theater for Wearing Articles of Faith

India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Jul 04, 2013

AMC Theaters has stated it will vigorously enforce its “no weapons” policy after a Sikh couple wearing kirpans were asked to leave a theater in California.




Not Everyone Wants the American Dream

New America Media, Commentary, Seth Holmes, Posted: Jul 04, 2013

For many indigenous Mexican migrants, coming to the U.S. is not a dream; it's a necessity because they aren't able to make a living at home.




Memories of My Father, BART and a Bygone Era

New America Media, First Person, Rosa Solorzano, Posted: Jul 03, 2013

This week's BART strike brings back memories of my childhood, growing up as the daughter of a proud BART employee.




The Good, Bad and Ugly of Marketing ‘The Lone Ranger’

Colorlines, News Feature, Posted: Jul 03, 2013

“The Lone Ranger” debuts in theaters in time for the July 4 holiday, and while Johnny Depp’s decision to play Tonto—a fictional Native sidekick to the white cowboy—has drawn attention and criticism, the film’s release means that all things Native are unusually relevant—and marketable. And that can be a good, bad, and very ugly thing, all at once.




When Drones Guard the Pipeline

Indian Country Today Media Network, Commentary, Winona Laduke, Posted: Jul 03, 2013

Native Americans in S. Dakota understand the price of protecting land and the use of military force by those intent on exploiting it.




Zimmerman Attorney’s ‘Literacy Test’ for Rachel Jeantel

Hartford Guardian, Commentary, Yohuru Williams, Ph.D., Posted: Jul 03, 2013

Public reactions to Rachel Jeantel's testimony in the George Zimmerman trial provide a fertile opportunity for us to examine if we are truly post racial.




California Ranks Among 10 Worst States for Children’s Well-Being

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Jul 03, 2013

California came in at 41st in a nationwide ranking of children’s well-being, according to a report released last week.




新教育撥款通過 執行細節成焦點

New America Media, News Report, Louis Freedberg, Translated by Vicki Cheng, Summer Chiang & Vivian Po, Posted: Jul 02, 2013

全新的校區經費改革方案最近通過,將把額外資金撥給低收入及母語非英語學生。加州的財政廳長指出,各校區須妥善運用額外經費提高學生表現。




‘Stop the Haters’ - SF Pride Revelers Look at What’s Next for Gay Rights

New America Media, Photo Essay, Leah Andritsch, Posted: Jul 02, 2013

New America Media asked SF Pride Parade participants what they saw as the next major hurdle for the gay community.




Cómo implementar el plan de educación de California

EdSource, News Report, Louis Freedberg, Posted: Jul 02, 2013

Los distritos escolares tendrán que gastar el dinero de una manera "que muestra resultados mejorados", entre sus estudiantes.




Soledad O'Brien Joins Al Jazeera America

NorthStar News, News Report, Posted: Jul 02, 2013

Al Jazeera America announced Monday that it has hired Soledad O'Brien as a special correspondent for "America Tonight."




VRA Decision Lead to Calls for More Diversity on Federal Bench

NorthStar News, News Report, Posted: Jul 02, 2013

A Supreme Court ruling overturning a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act means African Americans no longer can be casual observers of the legislative process.




California Eliminating ‘Wasteful’ Enterprise Zones

SF Public Press, News Report, Posted: Jul 02, 2013

Enterprise zones — which were created to offer tax breaks for companies creating jobs in economically depressed areas of the state — are on the way out in California, to be replaced by a range of more targeted incentives. The current program came under scrutiny for soaring costs and the proliferation of businesses that legislators said did not need the generous tax credits they were collecting.




Three Undocumented LGBT Youth Honored at NYC Pride Weekend

NBC Latino, News Report, Posted: Jul 02, 2013

This year, all three honorees have two things in common: they all have come out as LGBT and undocumented.




Montebello Joins List of Cities Where West Nile Virus Found

EGP News, News Report, Posted: Jul 02, 2013

The City of Montebello is one of 13 areas where public health officials last week confirmed the West Nile Virus to be present.




World’s First Mayan Telenovela Premieres

Univision News, News Report, Cristina Costantini, Posted: Jul 02, 2013

The world's first Maya-language telenovela, which revolves around love stories and Mayan culture, will soon be available on YouTube.




Korean American Clergy -- Domestic Violence First Responders

KoreAm Journal, News Report, Chelsea Hawkins, Posted: Jul 02, 2013

A domestic violence conference targets Korean American clergy, whom victims, as well as the abusers, often first turn to for guidance.




Flags at Half-Staff After Deaths of 19 Elite Firefighters in Arizona

Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Jul 01, 2013

Arizona lowered flags to half-staff on Monday July 1 as Turtle Island mourned the loss of 19 members of a 20-member elite firefighting force who perished late Sunday June 30 in a raging blaze near Yarnell, Arizona.




Park Wins U.S. Women's Open For 3rd Straight Major

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

It was the third straight major title of the year for Park, who won the Kraft Nabisco Championship and the Wegmans LPGA Championship before heading into the U.S. Women’s Open




Black College Students in Trouble With Student-Loan Interest Rates Set to Rise

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

Black College Students in Trouble: With student-loan interest rates set to rise, students of color are likely to be most affected.




Lo que usted necesita saber para prepararse para los nuevos estándares comunes

New America Media, Question & Answer, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Jul 01, 2013

En 2010, California se convirtió en uno de los 45 estados de adoptar un nuevo conjunto de estándares nacionales de educación en inglés y matemáticas.




AZ, NM Legislators Join Forces to Combat HIV Increase

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Jul 01, 2013

In response to the "fivefold" increase of HIV cases on the Navajo Nation since 1999, state legislators from Arizona and New Mexico




From Voting Rights to ‘Do What They Told Ya’

New America Media, Commentary, Mark Trahant, Posted: Jul 01, 2013

The Supreme Court’s ruling last week on voting rights sends a simple and clear message: And now you do what they told ya.




Privacy Is Lost, And We Are All To Blame

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Jul 01, 2013

If Americans are wary of being constantly monitored, we, too, are guilty of divulging our secrets -- we make spying on us easy.