Bay Area Yemenis Struggle to Boost Girls’ Education

New America Media / KALW, News Feature, Hana Baba, Posted: Aug 31, 2013

Yemen's female illiteracy rate is the highest in the Arab world. You might think things change when Yemenis migrate to the U.S.




Elders and Medicine People Oppose Horse Roundups

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Aug 30, 2013

Despite the fact that the roundups have been organized in accordance with tribal law, the Nohaaká Dine group strongly opposes any further roundups.




A Gap in Tech Access Can Lead to a Gap in Student Performance

Iexaminer.org, News Report, Posted: Aug 30, 2013

According to a study by the Pew Research Center in February 2013, middle and secondary-school teachers agree that access to digital technologies is essential to success in school.




Prison Expansion Out of Touch With Voters, and Common Sense

New America Media, Commentary, David Muhammad, Posted: Aug 30, 2013

While most states are reducing the number of inmates and closing prisons, California is preparing to expand the number of prison beds.




Q&A: Fast Food Workers Deserve Better Pay

Equal Voice News, Interview, Brad Wong, Posted: Aug 29, 2013

Shonda Roberts earns $8 an hour at a KFC in the Bay Area. She was one of many fast food workers who protested Thursday for better pay.




Dream Defenders and DREAMers Were Cut From ‘I Have a Dream’ Ceremony

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Aug 29, 2013

People attending the “Let Freedom Ring” ceremony yesterday, featuring President Obama, were expecting to hear from Philip Agnew, executive director of the Dream Defenders in Florida, and Sofia Campos, chairperson of the immigrant rights youth-led organization United We Dream.




I Have a Dream: An Export Mightier Than McTikka

First Post, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Aug 29, 2013

Indian-American politicians like Bobby Jindal and Nikki Haley are using Dr. King's words to subvert Dr. King's dream.




Trafficking Native Children: The Seamy Underbelly of U.S. Adoption Industry

Indian Country Today, News Report, Suzette Brewer, Posted: Aug 29, 2013

Tulsa attorney Don Mason says an enormous industry has formed around trafficking in Native children by preying on poor, uneducated Native women.




為何華裔申請“童年來美暫緩遞解行動(DACA)”比例較低 ?

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

在“童年來美暫緩遞解行動(DACA)”法案實行一年後,分析師發現申請 DACA 的華裔青年非常少。




US Official Sent to North Korea Seeking Pardon For Imprisoned Korean American

KoreAm Magazine, News Report, Posted: Aug 28, 2013

A U.S. envoy has been sent to Pyongyang to negotiate the release of imprisoned American, Kenneth Bae.




Experts: U.S. Will Not Sever Military Aid to Egypt

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Aug 28, 2013

Michael Hanna, a senior fellow at The Century Foundation, said the Obama Administration's main concern in Egypt is stability.




Vigil Held For Islan Nettles, Transgender Woman Killed in Harlem

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Aug 28, 2013

Mourners gathered in Harlem on Thursday night to remember Islan Nettles, the 21-year-old transgender woman who was beaten to death last week.




A Dream of MLK Today - Aging Against the Machine

New America Media, News Analysis, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Aug 28, 2013

Had Dr. King survived, he’d be 84—and maybe a global activist elder along with Nelson Mandela. Fighting ageism might have been at the heart of his work.




Chasing Martin Luther King's Dream

Indian Country Today Media Network, News Report, Posted: Aug 28, 2013

Native Americans too, have a dream. But does our devotion to that dream match MLK’s?




The Dream Lives: San Jose Commemorates March on Washington

Silicon Valley DeBug, Video, Charisse Domingo, Posted: Aug 28, 2013

Hundreds gathered in San Jose earlier this week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.




'More Women Than We Thought' on Front Lines of Immigration Protest

New America Media, Op-ed, Miriam Yeung, Posted: Aug 28, 2013

Before we were handcuffed and driven away, I took a moment to take in the number of women leaders I was surrounded by.




Priced Out: Sequester Cuts Devastate Silicon Valley’s Most Vulnerable

Silicon Valley De-Bug, Op-ed, Text: Sandy Perry / Video: Fernando Perez, Posted: Aug 28, 2013

In one of the costliest places to live in the nation, Section 8 tenants are seeing rents skyrocket as a result of the federal sequester.




Osaka Mayor Remains Defiant Over Comfort Women Remarks

Audrey Magazine, News Report, Posted: Aug 27, 2013

Hashimoto came under scrutiny across the world in May, after he said that comfort women were “necessary” for Japanese soldiers during the war.




Tony Leung, Wong Kar-wai Team Up Once Again For ‘The Grandmaster’

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Aug 27, 2013

After a successful run in China earlier this year, American audiences finally get a chance to see Wong Kar-wai’s The Grandmaster, which opens today.




El Diario Endorses Bill Thompson for NY Mayor

El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, Posted: Aug 27, 2013

New York's largest Spanish-language newspaper officially endorsed mayoral candidate Bill Thompson this week.




Q&A: Girls 'Invisible' in Boys and Men of Color Movement

New America Media, Question & Answer, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Aug 27, 2013

The push to address the challenges facing boys and men of color raises the question of why a similar movement hasn't emerged for girls and women.




Poll: Ethnic Voters and Young People Key to California’s Support of Obamacare

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

Broad support from ethnic voters under 30 has tipped the scales toward majority support of the Affordable Care Act in the state.




Mexican Transgender Women Deported to Life of Peril

Women’s eNews, News Report, Amy Lieberman, Posted: Aug 27, 2013

Mexico is one of the most dangerous places to be transgender. Even as lawmakers try to change that, transgender deportees are confronting a backlash.




South Carolina Restaurant Denies Service to Black Group

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

Michael Brown, a black South Carolinian, and two dozen of his family members and friends were asked to leave a Wild Wing Cafe in Charleston because a white customer complained that she felt threatened by the group, the Daily Mail reports.




Massive Toxic Spill Guts Alberta

Indian Country Today Media Network, News Report, Posted: Aug 26, 2013

A toxic waste spill, the largest of its kind in North America, has destroyed a chunk of landscape in northern Alberta.




Colin Powell Talks Race, March on Washington and Voter ID

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Aug 26, 2013

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell was on “Face the Nation” yesterday, and just as he did last week in North Carolina, he read the Republican Party on their recent questionable policy decisions. Asked by news host Bob Schieffer what he thought of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to gut the Voting Rights Act, Powell curiously said he “could see why” they arrived at their ruling, but his bigger issue was with voter ID laws. Said Powell:




Why Are So Few Chinese Youth Applying for DACA?

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

Lack of information, costs and “fear of coming out” are some of the reasons, according to community advocates.




50 Years Later, Civil Rights Leaders Face Bigger Challenges

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Aug 25, 2013

A Pew study shows that economic and social gaps between whites and blacks have only widened over the last few decades.




As CA Health Care Enrollment Begins, Advocates Make Sure No One Is Left Out

New America Media, Question & Answer, Viji Sundaram, Interview with Ellen Wu, Posted: Aug 25, 2013

Californians who are not proficient in English are expected to enroll in Medi-Cal and Covered California at lower rates.




La. Town Founded by Ex-Slave Latest Victim of ‘Environmental Racism’

The Final Call, News Report, Saeed Shabazz, Posted: Aug 25, 2013

Residents say Mossville has been destroyed by petro-chemical industries such as polyvinyl chloride factories, coal-fired power plants and large oil refineries.




CA Bills Address School Discipline to Narrow Racial Achievement Gap

New America Media, Video, Text: Nicole Hudley / Video: Sean Shavers, Posted: Aug 24, 2013

Researchers have long looked at economic differences as a key factor, but lately the role of school discipline policies has been getting more attention.




Chelsea Manning Raises Questions of Transgender Treatment in Detention

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Aug 23, 2013

Manning's announcement raises questions about the treatment of transgender inmates in military detention.




Newark Police Say No to ICE Detainer Requests

ImmigrationImpact.com, News Report, Posted: Aug 23, 2013

Newark joins Los Angeles, the District of Columbia, Chicago, and New York City in refusing to honor ICE detainer requests.




New School Year Brings New Academic Standards

Richmond Pulse, Commentary, Antoinette Evans, Posted: Aug 23, 2013

If all goes according to plan, Richmond public schools — and the students they serve — will have something positive to look forward to, this fall and beyond.




Howard University to Expand Online Course Offerings

The NorthStar News and Analysis, News Report, Posted: Aug 23, 2013

Howard University this month announced a new comprehensive initiative to expand the institution’s array of online/blended courses and programs.




Obama Honors 600,000 African Americans Who Fought in Korea

The NorthStar News and Analysis, News Report, Posted: Aug 23, 2013

President Barack Obama recently issued a proclamation honoring Korean War Veterans, including 600,000 African-American troops who served in the Korean War.




Reflections of a Pool Builder: Who's Swimming and Sinking in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley Debug/ New America Media, First Person, Daniel Zapien, Posted: Aug 23, 2013

Who's making it in Silicon Valley and who's time has passed, can sometimes be judged by what's going on in their backyards, notes one youth commentator.




Report: CA Schools Rising From Budget Depths

EdSource Today, News Report, John Fensterwald, Posted: Aug 23, 2013

A new report shows that while school budgets are stabilizing after five years of damaging cuts, areas of further concern remain.




Foreclosure Rescue Scams Still Common, Warn Housing Counselors

Anna Challet, News Report, Anna Challet , Posted: Aug 22, 2013

Foreclosure rescue scams are still common in the Bay Area, and there is no need for homeowners in distress to pay for private attorneys.




Pacific Northwest: The Most Tribes, But Few Legislators

Indian Country Today Media Network, News Report, Posted: Aug 22, 2013

Among the states along the West Coast and Northwest, there is little tribal representation in state government.




Special Trustee Agrella: 'Cooperation' Key to Save SF City College

New America Media, Video, Peter Schurmann, Video by Min Lee, Posted: Aug 22, 2013

As the U.S. Dept. of Education questions the accrediting commission's decision, Special Trustee Agrella urges a cooperative approach to save the school.




Filipino Agri-Entrepreneurs Explore Export Opportunities in CA

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Aug 21, 2013

Agricultural entrepreneurs from the Philippines visited California over the past week to participate in an outbound business mission event to explore greater opportunities in exporting Philippine-made products to the United States.




Detroit Ethnic Media Tell Different Story -- Immigrants Key to Revival

New America Media, News Feature, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Aug 21, 2013

Despite unemployment and plummeting property values in some parts of Detroit, many immigrants see opportunities.




North Korea Facing Crystal Meth Epidemic

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Aug 20, 2013

North Korea, long suspected of manufacturing and exporting methamphetamine for profit, is reportedly experiencing a “drug epidemic” among its citizens, according to a recent study.




How to Fight the 'Biggest Wave of Voter Suppression' Since 1965

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Aug 20, 2013

The same day Hillary Clinton called for voting rights protections, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed a sweeping law.




Japan Stands in the Way of China-U.S. Relations

New America Media, Commentary, George Koo, Posted: Aug 20, 2013

In siding with Japan on any disputes Japan has with China, the U.S. is clearly on the wrong side and perhaps the blind side of history.




Summit Raises Awareness of Human Trafficking in N.M.

Navajo Times, News Report, Colleen Keane, Posted: Aug 20, 2013

Human trafficking happens when human predators coerce and enslave others for money and their own purposes.




US Health Expert Raises Alarm Over Rampant TB Cases in Philippines

Inquirer.net, News Report, Posted: Aug 19, 2013

MANILA, Philippines—A large proportion of tuberculosis patients in the US are Asians, most of them Filipinos, a San-Francisco based medical expert has disclosed.




Is Bloomberg Racist, Sexist or Clueless?

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

The New York City mayor's latest comments reignite the debate over whether he lacks sensitivity.




North Korean Defector Wins World Boxing Title

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Aug 19, 2013

Boxer Choi Hyun-mi, who escaped North Korea in 2004, won the World Boxing Association’s women’s super featherweight title after beating Fujin Raika of Japan by unanimous decision in Incheon, South Korea on Thursday.




New Report Shows Deficiencies in Asian American Mental Health Care

Alhambra Source, News Report, Posted: Aug 19, 2013

A new report from the California Department of Mental Health's California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP) shows a severe deficiency in mental health care services for Asian Americans.




Tiphares vs Elysium -- Welcome to the Age of Appropriation

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Aug 19, 2013

Elysium is the latest Hollywood production that shows how the Information Age has become the Age of Appropriation.




Beware of Foreclosure Scams, Warn Housing Nonprofits

Inquirer.net, News Report, Rene Ciria-Cruz, Posted: Aug 18, 2013

There is a growing epidemic of foreclosure rescue scams across California, many of them targeting minority and limited-English speaking communities.




Perfect Pitch - The Story of Dodgers Star Pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu

KoreAm Magazine, News Feature, Steve Han, Posted: Aug 18, 2013

After a rough early start, Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu is beginning to warm over fans on both sides of the Pacific.




Insider's Guide for Incoming Latino College Students

Al Dia, News Feature, Christine Killion and Samantha Madera, Posted: Aug 18, 2013

College enrollment for Latinos is increasing, with Latino high school graduates enrolling in college at a higher rate than their white peers in 2012.




Q&A: Getting API Small Business Owners to Enroll in Health Insurance Exchange

New America Media, Question & Answer, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Aug 16, 2013

API organizations are working to get their communities to enroll in Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange.




In Silicon Valley, A Booming Trade in Used Goods

Silicon Valley DeBug/ New America Media, Commentary, Posted: Aug 16, 2013

I’ve been working the garage sale circuit for years, and lately I’ve seen a major increase in what I call “second-hand hustlers.”




La Opinión: One Year After DACA

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Aug 15, 2013

Editors of La Opinión write that legalizing children and not their parents will result in splitting up families.




Judge Sentences Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. to Prison

The NorthStar News, News Report, Posted: Aug 15, 2013

Black men call Jackson greedy and are not sympathetic.




Oklahoma Governor Now Ready to Extradite Baby Veronica's Dad

Indian Country Today Media Network, News Report, Posted: Aug 15, 2013

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin issued a threat to Oklahoma native Dusten Brown in signing an extradition warrant from South Carolina.




대학이 아시안 학생들의 정신 건강에 관심을 가지다.

New America Media, News Report, Katherine Kam, Posted: Aug 15, 2013

대학이 아시안 학생들의 정신 건강에 관심을 가지다.




大學校園關注亞裔精神健康

New America Media, News Feature, Katherine Kam, Posted: Aug 15, 2013

大學校園關注亞裔精神健康




亞美裔少年的心路歷程

New America Media, News Feature, Katherine Kam, Posted: Aug 15, 2013

亞美裔少年的心路歷程




文化忌諱傷害了患憂鬱症亞美裔青少年

New America Media, News Feature, Katherine Kam, Posted: Aug 15, 2013

文化忌諱傷害了患憂鬱症亞美裔青少年




Echoes of ‘60s March: Sixties-Style Civil Disobedience Drives New Era of Activism

New America Media, Commentary, Raj Jayadev, Posted: Aug 15, 2013

The most electric movements of today share qualities with activism of the Civil Rights era.




Gay Pinoy Spared from Deportation

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Aug 14, 2013

Upon release, he was ordered to appear in immigration court but he immediately filed for asylum, withholding of removal and relief from torture.




灣區房市風暴影響族裔社區

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

由於灣區房價攀升,許多少數族裔屋主均受到嚴重的影響。




Report: Language Assistance Key Issue for Asian American Voters

Asian Week, News Report, Posted: Aug 14, 2013

A new poll shows nearly half of voting sites across the country failed to provide adequate language assistance for Asian American voters in 2012.




Street Named in Honor of Country Singer Darius Rucker

The NorthStar News, News Report, Posted: Aug 14, 2013

North Charleston, S.C., has named a major street in honor of country singer Darius Rucker.




Blacks Attend Underfunded ‘Racially Separate’ Colleges

The Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Aug 14, 2013

Black students often attend poorly-funded colleges and receive certificates instead of earning degrees, according to a recent report.




Pésima condición de vivienda impacta a comunidades de color

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

A pesar de la alza de precios de viviendas en el Área de la Bahía, muchos propietarios de viviendas en comunidades de color enfrentan una pésima condición de vivienda.




A estratégia de agosto: ativismo pelos direitos dos imigrantes se aquece

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Aug 14, 2013

Cerca de 40 líderes de organizações em defesa da reforma da imigração foram presos, na última semana de julho, no Capitólio.




Making More of US Aid to Egypt

Common Ground, Commentary, Ghassan Rubeiz, Posted: Aug 14, 2013

U.S. aid to Egypt could help return stability to the country, where protests have left more than 100 dead, given it's the right kind of aid.




팔월의 전략 -이민자의 권리 주장이 뜨거워지다.

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Aug 14, 2013

약 40명의 이민 개혁 옹호 조직 지도자들이 지난 주 의회에서 체포되었다.




Visionary Japanese American Sculptor, Educator Ruth Asawa, 87, Dies

Rafu Shimpo, Profile, J.K. Yamamoto, Posted: Aug 14, 2013

Sculptor and arts educator Ruth Asawa, 87, died last week. Held in the U.S. Japanese internment of WWII, she’d win fame and respect for her art and arts advocacy.




ACCJC Threatened With Possible Withdrawal of Federal Recognition

EdSource Today, News Report, Posted: Aug 13, 2013

The U.S. Department of Education is threatening to “limit, suspend or terminate” federal recognition of the commission that has threatened to shut down CCSF.




Gun Violence Leading Cause of Death of Black Children

NNPA , News Report, Posted: Aug 13, 2013

Gun violence is the leading cause of death among Black children and teens, according to a new report by the Children’s Defense Fund, a nonprofit, child advocacy group.




Filming the Human Costs of the Korean War

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

Lee, 32 said that his ultimate goal was to provide the audience with a “humanizing experience” in looking at North Korea;




Judge: LAPD Car Impound Policy Is Illegal

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Aug 13, 2013

A judge ruled Monday that the Los Angeles Police Department's rules in deciding whether to impound vehicles are illegal.




The Ghost Bride Is More Than Another Love Story

Asian Week, News Report, Julie Chen, Posted: Aug 13, 2013

Those who have read Yangsze Choo’s debut novel will know what I mean when I say “just another love story” is everything The Ghost Bride is not.




La Opinión Lauds Eric Holder Announcement

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Aug 13, 2013

Editors of La Opinión write that they welcome the Justice Department's decision to change its policy on mandatory sentences in minor drug cases.




Suit Alleges Mistreatment of California Minors With Mental Health Problems

The Center for Public Integrity, News Report, Susan Ferriss, Posted: Aug 13, 2013

A lawsuit accuses probation and county school officials in Contra Costa Cty. of locking young wards in small cells for days and depriving them of education.




Sex and the Syrian Revolution

Counterpunch, News Report, Reem Haddad, Posted: Aug 13, 2013

A Syrian woman's experience with her second husband left her a broken women spiritually, destroying her faith in how her countrymen perceive Islam.




The Next Wave in Photography -- Drones

New America Media, News Report, Asha DuMonthier, Posted: Aug 13, 2013

Jason Lam, owner of San Francisco’s first personal drone shop, says the aerial crafts could just be the most exciting wave in the field of digital photography.




Tribe Divided On Horse Slaughter

Navajo Times, News Report, Alastair Lee Bitsoi, Posted: Aug 12, 2013

President Ben Shelly has publicly supported the idea of a horse slaughtering operation in Roswell, N.M. to deal with the soaring feral horse population on the reservation.




Holder Says the Obvious -- Drug War is a War on Minorities

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Aug 12, 2013

The obvious is that the war on drugs has been a ruthless, relentless and naked war on minorities, especially African-Americans.




New Report on 2012 Election Finds Language Assistance A Key Issue for Asian American Voters

AsianWeek, News Report, Posted: Aug 12, 2013

Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) released a report examining whether counties complied with their obligations to provide language assistance to Asian American voters during the 2012 presidential election.




Raids Cripple ‘Budding’ Mexican Mafia, Drug Cartel Joint ‘Project’

Eastern Group Publications, News Report, Posted: Aug 12, 2013

The first indictment names 13 defendants – eight of whom were arrested Tuesday, four who were already in custody and one who remains a fugitive, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.




North Korea Showing Signs of Capitalism, Materialism

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

North Korean defectors say these facilities are being built for the rich, not only in Pyongyang but also in other parts of the country.




The Secret Weapon in the Prison Phone Rate Fight? Familes

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Aug 12, 2013

To call attention to the abuses, Szuberla and his close group of activist allies organized a one-day action in which inmates’ families could call into the show to send holiday greetings to their incarcerated loved ones.




Perfect Storm of Housing Ills Hits Communities of Color

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Aug 12, 2013

Real estate prices in the Bay Area are going up, but homeowners in communities of color are still struggling.




Poll: Blacks, Latinos Worry Over Long-Term Care Crisis

Altarum Health Policy Forum/ New America Media , Commentary, Bruce Chernof, MD, Posted: Aug 12, 2013

A poll shows Americans—especially blacks and Latinos--worry about the stress and cost of long-term care for their families.




Growing Up With Domestic Violence, and Learning to Live With the Scars

South Kern Sol / New America Media, First Person, Malcolm Rivera, Posted: Aug 11, 2013

For years, I lived with the cumulative effects of trauma -- hiding myself from the world, afraid that I would be hurt again.




Millions Face Cuts In Food Assistance

The Arab American News, News Report, staff, Posted: Aug 10, 2013

47 million Americans (including 22 million children) will have their food stamps reduced when an economic recovery program expires this fall.




Chile’s Past Intrudes on Current Presidential Election

PRI's The World, News Report, Steven Bodzin, Posted: Aug 10, 2013

Chile's two main presidential candidates were once childhood friends. But the father of one may have been implicated in the death of the other.




FCC Votes to End Predatory Phone Rates

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Aug 09, 2013

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted Friday to lower interstate prison phone rates.




SHOP -- Alivio para las pequeñas empresas

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

Por años, el propietario de pequeña empresa Douglas Ogden quería ofrecer seguro médico a sus empleados, pero no pudo.




Arizona Protesters Sing 'Bye Bye, Black Sheep' to Obama

The Root, Op-ed, Peniel E. Joseph, Posted: Aug 09, 2013

A group of Arizona protesters sang, "Bye Bye Black Sheep," and waved signs that said, "Impeach the Half-White Muslim."




Reform Phone Rates for Inmates' Families

The Root, Op-ed, Wade Henderson, Posted: Aug 09, 2013

After more than 10 years, the FCC is finally taking a stand on the predatory phone rates charged to the families of prisoners.




Not Every Immigrant is a ‘Dreamer’ But All of Them Have Dreams

Al Día, Op-ed, Staff, Posted: Aug 09, 2013

Whatever immigration reform Congress approves must have sympathy for all immigrants — not just our favorites — at its heart.




U.S. is 5th Largest Spanish-Speaking Country

NBC Latino, News Report, Posted: Aug 08, 2013

The U.S. Census Bureau released an interactive, online map pinpointing the vast array of non-English languages spoken in homes across the nation.




Telenovela About HIV/AIDS Nominated for Image Awards

Eastern Group Publications, News Report, Posted: Aug 08, 2013

The original web series “Sin Vergüenza” (Shameless) has been nominated for two 2013 Image Awards.




A 'Bridge' to Careers in Science for Minorities, Low-Income in Jeopardy

New America Media, News Report, Vicki Cheng, Posted: Aug 08, 2013

CCSF’s Bridge to Biotech program gives low-income and minority students a chance to break into one of the fastest growing industries.




'Dream 9' Activists Freed from Detention

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Aug 07, 2013

A group of undocumented immigrants known as the "Dream 9" has been released from detention.




Prison Hunger Strike Reaches 30 Days, Officials Claim "Gang Power Play"

Solitary Watch, News Report, Sal Rodriguez, Posted: Aug 07, 2013

Hundreds of California prisoners are entering their second month on hunger strike and demanding better conditions for inmates in solitary.




Betty Pino, 'Queen of Latin Radio,' Dies

El Nuevo Herald, News Report, Posted: Aug 07, 2013

Betty Pino, one of the most beloved radio personalities in South Florida, died Tuesday following a bacterial infection that left her hospitalized for nearly a month.




With an Eye on the Future, Ethnic Californians Embrace Environmentalism

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Aug 07, 2013

A new poll finds that the strongest support for environmental action in California is coming from Latinos, African Americans and Asians.




SHOP Spells Relief for Small Business

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Aug 07, 2013

Under the Small Business Health Options Program, or SHOP, California small businesses will be able to choose a health insurance plan.




移民維權人士八月策劃示威行動爭取通過移民改革法案

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Aug 06, 2013

三藩市--四十多名移民組纖領袖上週四因在國會山(Capitol Hill)參與示威行動而被捕。他們要求眾院共和黨通過讓移民申請公民的法案。




Immigration -- What's Love Got to Do With It?

New America Media, Commentary, Stephen Pitti, Posted: Aug 06, 2013

Policymakers rarely consider the emotional attachments that form between immigrant guest workers and their new environments.




Solutions Target Caregiver Stress

California Health Report/New America Media, News Feature, Matt Perry, Posted: Aug 06, 2013

Millions of American caregivers are exhausted, stressed out and depressed, but researchers have developing new programs bringing them relief nationwide.




La estrategia de agosto -- el activismo pro derechos de los inmigrantes se calienta

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Aug 05, 2013

El objetivo es utilizar el agosto para ganar tanto impulso en apoyo de reforma migratoria que "hay un aire de inevitabilidad".




The Color of Care in Aging America

California Health Report/New America Media, News Feature, Matt Perry, Posted: Aug 05, 2013

America’s aging increasingly means racial challenges and changes as care providers sometimes clash and at others give comfort across lines of color and culture.




America’s Growing Caregiving Crisis Spans Generations

California Health Report/New America Media, News Feature, Matt Perry, Posted: Aug 04, 2013

In our aging America, 42 million people (and counting) are caregiving for a family adult—just when governments are cutting programs that can help them.




Calif.’s Gang Member Database - Who Has a Right to Know?

We’Ced Youth Media / New America Media, First Person, We’Ced staff, Posted: Aug 04, 2013

Youth in Merced discuss how easy it is to be labeled a gang member.




Often Ignored, Pacific Islanders Fight for Academic Success On Their Own

VoiceWaves / New America Media, News Report, Text & Video: Michael Lozano, Posted: Aug 03, 2013

Unlike other "Asians" groups, Pacific Islanders face a steep uphill climb when it comes to educational attainment.




Jay Z-Belafonte Feud: A Generational Divide

The Root, Commentary, Peniel E. Joseph, Posted: Aug 02, 2013

The civil rights icon may have a point, but the rapper's generation needs a dialogue, not a monologue.




Keeping ICE Out of Jails Builds Community Trust

Silicon Valley DeBug / New America Media, Video, Cesar Flores, Posted: Aug 02, 2013

Hundreds have benefited from Santa Clara County's policy of keeping ICE out of its jails. Now, residents are rallying to keep the policy in place.




The August Strategy -- Immigrant Rights Activism Heats Up

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Aug 01, 2013

The arrest of 40 activists on Capitol Hill kicked off what many see as a make-it or break-it month in the immigration reform movement.




N.Y. Family Launches Investigation Into Daughter's Death

India-West, News Report, Posted: Aug 01, 2013

A young Indian American woman from New York, reportedly in an abusive marriage, was found dead last month hanging from a bathroom ceiling of the Kathmandu, Nepal home she shared with her husband and his family.




Phone Scammers Target So. Asians in Silicon Valley

India-West, News Report, Posted: Aug 01, 2013

South Asians in Silicon Valley are being victimized by telephone scammers who are pretending to be IRS agents, police department officers or utility company officials seeking back taxes owed to the IRS or money owed for overdue utility bills.




Advice to Parents - Communication, Food Key to School Success

New America Media, First Person, Stephen Fong and Yuri Guan, Posted: Aug 01, 2013

For recent high school grads Stephen Fong and Yuri Guan, the recipe for school success starts with some fairly basic ingredients.




Over 30 Immigration Reform Advocates Arrested on Capitol Hill

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

More than 30 immigrant rights, labor, faith and other leaders were arrested Thursday on Capitol Hill in a protest aimed at the House GOP.




Fear of Failure Could Prove Critical in Upcoming Mideast Peace Talks

New America Media, Commentary, Ghassan Michel Rubeiz, Posted: Aug 01, 2013

While U.S. media praise Secretary of State John Kerry for restarting Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, more critical are recent developments across the region.




The Un-model Minority: Desi, Queer and Undocumented in America

FirstPost, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Aug 01, 2013

According to federal immigration statistics, there were approximately 240,000 undocumented Indians in the United States in 2011.




Para los 'undocuqueers' la decisión de SCOTUS es sólo la mitad de la batalla

New America Media / Long Beach VoiceWaves, Video, Escrito por Michael Lozano, Video por Reyna Maldonado, Posted: Aug 01, 2013

Para los inmigrantes indocumentados LGBT, la lucha por la reforma migratoria continúa.