Former Sage Hospital Employees Accuse CEO of Skimming Millions

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

Five former employees of Sage Memorial Hospital in Ganado, Ariz. are accusing the hospital's chief executive officer, Ahmad R. Razaghi, of skimming millions from the .638 hospital since he took over its operations seven years ago.

Shut It Down: It's a Win for Obama and Cruz

The Root, News Report, David Swerdlick, Posted: Sep 30, 2013

Shut It Down: Why the president and his Tea Party rival both have something to gain in this government face-off.

American Journalist and Family Detained and Harassed at U.S.-Canada Border

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Sep 30, 2013

Ignore the sign at the United States’ border crossing near Buffalo, New York claiming those coming in from Canada will be treated with courtesy, dignity and respect. An American journalist says that’s far from what happened recently when returning home.

Asian Pacific Islander Population Surges in LA County

Rafu Shimpo, News Report, Posted: Sep 30, 2013

According to a new report released on Wednesday by Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles, Los Angeles County’s large Asian American and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities continued to grow dramatically over the past decade, fueling even greater diversity in a county whose overall population growth has slowed to a near standstill.

The ‘Dream 30’ Risk Detention to Return to the U.S.

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Sep 30, 2013

Following up on last month’s action by the Dream 9, a new, larger group of undocumented immigrants will attempt to return to the United States today.

Undocumented Parents of U.S. Born Children Wary of Obamacare

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Sep 30, 2013

As the nation prepares for the Affordable Care Act, some undocumented parents have found themselves in an immigration and health care bind.

Why Aren't More Youth Applying for DACA?

South Kern Sol, News Report, Nancy Lopez, Posted: Sep 30, 2013

Approximately half of all eligible immigrants in California have yet to apply for DACA, many because they are unable to cover the application fee.

My Sister’s Story: ‘Broken’ Taillight Leads to Deportation

South Kern Sol, First Person, Anonymous, Posted: Sep 29, 2013

For the author, family life was forever changed three years ago, when her 22-year-old sister was deported to Mexico.

'Mandarin Returns Home' -- SAT Scores Climb for Asian Americans

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Sep 28, 2013

Asian American students are scoring higher than ever before, and on average this population has seen their score rise by a shocking 41 points.

Filipino Americans "In Denial" On Palliative Care Benefits

Asian Journal/New America Media , News Feature, Mico Letargo, Posted: Sep 28, 2013

Filipino families should seriously consider palliative care enrollment for their terminally ill or very seriously ailing elders.

Mentally Ill and Refugees Will Benefit from Health Care Law

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Sep 27, 2013

A DREAMer, single is waiting to enroll in Medi-Cal when it expands Jan. 1, 2014 under Obamacare, so people like him will finally have access to health care.

In Georgia, Few Gay Immigrant Couples Applying for Green Cards

New America Media / Mundo Hispanico, News Report, Alberto Brown Rodriguez, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Sep 27, 2013

The Supreme Court ruling striking down DOMA opened the door for immigrant same-sex partners to petition for residency.

En Georgia, pocas parejas gays inmigrantes solicitan tarjetas verdes

New America Media / Mundo Hispánico, News Report, Alberto Brown Rodríguez, Posted: Sep 27, 2013

Ni en sus sueños Fernando Palacios y Martín Ramírez se imaginaron que su amor les abriría una ventana para regularizar el estatus migratorio de uno de ellos.

Teacher's Confession: Why First Day Back is Best and Worst Part of the Year

Silicon Valley DeBug, First Person, Illiana Perez, Posted: Sep 27, 2013

When you’re a student, summer is sweet. But when you’re a teacher, it’s sweeter -- much much sweeter.

For Youth, Green Jobs Still a Good Start

KALW/ New America Media, News Feature, Jen Chien, Posted: Sep 27, 2013

Green jobs didn't live up to the hype, but some job training programs have evolved and are thriving.

Calif. Governor Signs Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights

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

Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed into law the California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights.

Enrollment in Teacher Prep. Programs Falls Sharply

EdSource Today, News Report, Louis Freedberg, Posted: Sep 26, 2013

Enrollments in teacher preparation programs in California are continuing to decline at a precipitous rate, according to new figures.

Selling Out Black College Football to Make a Buck

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

The Southeastern Conference wouldn’t continue to have a lock on national football championships were it not for their Black players.

Black Media Slighted as Spending Power Exceeds $1Trillion

The Afro, News Report, George Curry, Posted: Sep 26, 2013

A new report shows advertising expenditures geared specifically toward Black audiences reflected only three percent of advertising dollars spent nationwide.

China Crowned First World Champion in Historic Fight

Hmong Thrills, News Report, Posted: Sep 26, 2013

China crowned its first world champion in an historic fight when Chao Zhong Xiong(Xiong Zhao Zhong in Chinese) won the vacant World Boxing Council minimumweight title with a unanimous twelve round decision over Mexico’s Javier Martinez Resendiz at the Kunming City Stadium in Kunming, China in November of 2012. This made him the first Chinese(Hmong) boxer to ever win a World Title and makes him the current WBC Silver Minimumweight Champion.

Sex Trafficking's Black and Brown Victims

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

According to the FBI, 83 percent of domestic sex-trafficking victims are U.S. citizens, while forty percent of the victims and 62 percent of the perpetrators were black.

Poverty Rate Holding Steady, But Fewer Children Uninsured

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Sep 26, 2013

While poverty remains at historically high levels, the percentage of people in the United States – especially children – who lack health insurance is declining.

Baby Veronica: Capobiancos Sue Dusten Brown for Nearly .5 Million in Fees

Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Sep 25, 2013

For Dusten Brown the suit has potentially devastating consequences. Costs outlined in the contempt action include fines of up to $32,000 a day, in addition to be forced to pay for the Capobiancos' living expenses while in Oklahoma.

Five People of Color Named 2013 MacArthur ‘Geniuses’

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Sep 25, 2013

the MacArthur Founation named its 2013 class of MacArthur Fellows, commonly referred to as “Genius Grants,” and this year’s class includes five visionary artists and scholars of color.

Japan’s First Lady Defends South Korea

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

“It seems like there are many opinions,” Abe said. “But since [South Korea] is next door to us, I would like to get along with them.”

From Immigrant to City Official, Vernon Woman Makes History

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Sep 25, 2013

Luz Martinez was just 12 years old when she left Mexico for the United States, without her parents and not knowing any English.

A Kickstarter for your Electricity Bill - New Funding Models Give Solar a Boost

New America Media/KALW's Crosscurrents, News Feature, Laura Flynn , Posted: Sep 25, 2013

Crowdfunding is among these new and creative ways to finance solar panels.

The Mexican Uprising Deepens

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Kent Paterson, Posted: Sep 25, 2013

What began as a protest against education reform is expanding in scope and assuming the character of a multi-issue popular movement.

At Life’s End Filipino Care Decisions Rely on God, Family, Home America Media , News Feature, Rene Ciria-Cruz, Posted: Sep 25, 2013

For Filipino immigrants facing life's end, their reliance on religion, family and home in making health decisions can challenge providers of palliative care.

Palliative and Hospice Comfort Chinese Seniors at the End of Life

World Journal/New America Media, News Feature, Richard Lee, Posted: Sep 24, 2013

Chinese families mistakenly avoid palliative and hospice care for lack of information on its benefits for patients facing the end of life.

The Move Toward Democracy: Will Vietnam Be Next?

New America Media, News Analysis, Thi Quang Lam, Posted: Sep 24, 2013

One should not be surprised if the long-awaited Asia Spring has finally arrived and a free and democratic Vietnam is looming on the horizon.

Stealing Land & Destroying Black Farmers?

The Final Call, News Report, Eric Ture Muhamad, Posted: Sep 24, 2013

African American farmers are desperate. They are hoping to draw attention to what they call a crisis in Black farming.

Kenyan Blogger Praised for Coverage of Westgate Mall Attack

Epoch Times, News Report, Posted: Sep 23, 2013

Over the course of the Westgate mall attack, Kenyan blogger Robert Alai has utilized Twitter and Facebook to deliver live coverage to over 100,000 people.

Nairobi Siege: Explaining the Kenya Attack

All Africa, News Analysis, Alex Vines, Posted: Sep 23, 2013

Any knee-jerk, emotive response against Somali and Muslim citizens and residents of Kenya could backfire.

Indian American Professor Attacked in Apparent Hate Crime

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

State and federal law enforcement authorities in New York City are investigating an alleged hate crime that has left an Indian American Columbia University assistant professor hospitalized.

Chinese Communist Party Member Helps Detain Monterey County Protester

Alhambra Source, News Report, Posted: Sep 23, 2013

According to protesters, Chester Chong, or Zhuangpei Yuan, introduced himself as a policemen the day of the Barnes Park protest.

Dearborn's Latest Fad: The E-Hookah

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Sep 23, 2013

In recent years, argeileh (AKA hookah) smoking has become quite prevalent among Arab Americans around metro Detroit.

Poor White Cash: GOP and Food Stamps

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

It has become a rite of passage within GOP circles to oppose government spending, but one would think that poverty and hunger had no political affiliation.

On Cusp of Major Payday, Shin-Soo Choo Just Having Fun Winning

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Sep 23, 2013

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Shin-Soo Choo will likely be playing in the postseason for the first time in his career but his future beyond this season still remains unclear.

'Imam Shopping' -- Muslim Women's Long Road to Islamic Divorce

New America Media / Arab American News, News Report, Natasha Dado, Posted: Sep 23, 2013

Muslim women whose husbands refuse to grant them an Islamic divorce have one alternative: they can go "imam shopping."

FACT ON ETHNIC ELDERS: Studies on Hard Retirement for Ethnic Workers, Grandparents

New America Media, News Analysis, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Sep 23, 2013

New studies show the hardest effects of the wealth gap will hit ethnic workers in retirement—and many grandparents struggle now.

Digital Elders Upgrade for Work, Family and Peace of Mind

Los Angeles Sentinel/New America Media , News Feature, Thandisizwe Chimurenga, Posted: Sep 22, 2013

LA’s Digital Elders program enables older African American to update old computer skills, beat the blues—and suggest better ways to work with seniors.

Volunteers Keep Watch on Immigrant Detainees

PRI's The World, News Report, Amy Bracken, Posted: Sep 22, 2013

The push is on to put immigrant detention centers under the microscope. Those leading this effort are immigrants themselves.

DACA Recipients Surprised to Learn They Qualify For Health Care

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

Unbeknownst to many of the approximately 127,200 California DACA recipients, they could also be eligible for state-funded health insurance.

What Electricity Choices Could Look Like

New America Media/KALW, News Feature, Laura Flynn, Posted: Sep 21, 2013

Marin Clean Energy’s Community Choice Aggregation option offers residents more control over where their power is sourced.

Kenich Ebina Wins America's Got Talent!

Angry Asian Man, News Report, Posted: Sep 20, 2013

Last night, Japanese dancer Kenichi Ebina was named winner of the NBC talent competition America's Got Talent. From the moment he stepped on stage for his first audition, he consistently wowed the judges and charmed the crowd with an earnest attitude and show-stopping style -- the kind of act that deserved $1 million and a Las Vegas show. And America agreed, voting him the winner of Season 8.

Syrian Refugees Face Guilt, Depression in Exile

New America Media, News Report, Bridgette Auger, Posted: Sep 20, 2013

Syrian refugees in Lebanon struggle with depression and guilt, as they think of their loved ones fighting and dying back home.

Cyber Village Speeds Family Connections for LA’s Elders of Color

Los Angeles Sentinel/New America Media , News Feature, Thandisizwe Chimurenga, Posted: Sep 20, 2013

LA’s Digital Elders program is helping African American seniors connect better with their 21st century grandkids—and much more.

Defunding Obamacare Would Destroy American Indian Health System

New America Media, Commentary, Mark Trahant, Posted: Sep 19, 2013

Republican "True Believers" want to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, which would wipe out most of the Indian Health Service budget.

Military Service, Not Buddhist Meditation Clue to Navy Yard Shooting

New America Media, Commentary, Yoichi Shimatsu, Posted: Sep 18, 2013

To blame meditation by Thai Buddhist practitioners for the shooting is a cheap trick aimed at diverting public attention from the home-grown causes of gun violence.

이민법 개혁 운동 와싱톤이 아닌 세크라멘토에서 출발

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Sep 18, 2013

샌프란시스코 – 지역 이민자 권리 옹호 개혁의 희망은 와싱톤이 아닌 세크라멘토.

Es Sacramento, no Washington que marca el paso para la reforma migratoria

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Sep 18, 2013

Para muchos defensores de derechos de los inmigrantes, la mayor esperanza para la reforma puede estar en Sacramento.

Nina Davuluri Is America's Future

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Sep 18, 2013

Nina Davuluri is the first Indian American to hold the title of Miss America. It should be something for all Americans to celebrate.

California to Experiment With Fracking Regulation

New America Media / ChicoSol, News Report, Leslie Layton, Posted: Sep 18, 2013

A bill (SB 4) that would regulate fracking in California for the first time is headed to the governor’s desk.

More Filipino Americans Will Need Palliative Care America Media, News Feature, Rene Ciria-Cruz, Posted: Sep 18, 2013

Palliative care will be increasingly important for the growing number of older Filipino Americans, but so far few take advantage of comfort care at the end of life.

Highly Anticipated ‘Grand Theft Auto’ Video Game Features Koreatown Clone ‘Little Seoul’

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Sep 17, 2013

The long-awaited latest installment in the Grand Theft Auto video game franchise will feature the neighborhood of “Little Seoul” a thinly-disguised parody of Koreatown in Los Angeles.


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

三藩市—對於許多本地移民權利倡導者而言,他們將對移民改革的希望寄託於沙加緬度而非華盛頓特區 。

George Takei Expands Social Media Presence to YouTube and Teams Up With AARP for New Series

Asian Week, News Report, Posted: Sep 17, 2013

The legendary George Takei is teaming up with AARP to boldly go where George has never gone before—a YouTube show!

Three Faces of DACA

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Sep 17, 2013

Last year Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA emerged as a long-awaited saving grace for undocumented youth or so-called DREAMers who were brought to the United States as children or teenagers. When DACA went into effect last August it offered them a temporary reprieve from deportation, authorization to work and the ability to get a temporary social security card and drivers license.

Miss America Nina Davuluri: Too ‘Indian’ to Ever Be Miss India

First Post, Commentary, Lakshmi Chaudhry, Posted: Sep 17, 2013

Nina Davuluri may play as exotic in the West, but in India, we prefer our beauty queens strictly vanilla, preferably with blue contact lenses.

Sergio Garcia: Defendiendo el Sueño Americano

New America Media, Commentary, Posted: Sep 17, 2013

Sergio Garcia escribe que la ley AB1024 representa la realización de su sueño americano -- convertirse en abogado.

Sergio Garcia: In Defense of the American Dream

New America Media, Commentary, Posted: Sep 17, 2013

Sergio Garcia, the undocumented immigrant who aspires to be an attorney, sees the passage of AB 1024 as an act of justice.

Jeremy Lin Opens Up to 20,000 Taiwanese on Turmoil Under ‘Linsanity’ Hype

8Asians, News Report, Posted: Sep 16, 2013

NBA basketball player Jeremy Lin made his annual summer pilgrimage to Taiwan to visit family, have fun, teach at an annual youth basketball camp, and to speak at a religious youth conference.

20 Racist Tweets About the New Miss America

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

Different kind of Indian than we normally report on, but, unfortunatey, it's the same old racism. We have to wonder what sort of nonsense might spew forth if an American Indian won Miss America? Maybe instead of "not Americanenough" the Tweeters would protest that she is too American.

CA Domestic Workers Bill Passes Legislature

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

Supporters of a bill requiring domestic workers to receive overtime pay, meal breaks and other labor protections are hopeful that it may finally come into fruition later this year.

A New Bracero Program Will Hurt Farmworkers

New America Media, Op-ed, David Bacon, Posted: Sep 16, 2013

Giving employers another bracero program is a failed idea, one we shouldn't repeat. Farm labor that can support families is a better one.

Why Ethnic Elders Forego Hospice and Palliative Care America Media, News Feature, Pamela A. MacLean, Posted: Sep 16, 2013

Dealing with the reality of a terminal illness is something that prompts many African-Americans to look to the clergy and spiritual leaders, but not necessarily for comfort and support in hospice care.

Vietnamese Americans, Exposed to Agent Orange, Suffer in Silence

New America Media, News Report, /Investigation, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Sep 15, 2013

Vietnamese Americans have not demanded redress for harm caused by herbicides, despite suffering from higher rates of cancers tied to Agent Orange exposure.

Church’s Compassion Creates Community-Care Model for AIDS Patients America Media, News Feature, Pamela A. MacLean, Posted: Sep 15, 2013

Giuseppe Riga volunteered in 1993 to help the dying—then found comfort at the same innovative church program when he was diagnosed with HIV.

Người Mỹ gốc Việt: Bị ảnh hưởng chất độc Da cam, đau khổ trong thầm lặng

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen/ Dịch bởi Thông Lê , Posted: Sep 14, 2013

Người Mỹ gốc Việt đã không yêu cầu bồi thường cho tác hại của thuốc diệt cỏ, mặc dù có bằng chứng họ đang có tỷ lệ cao hơn của một số bệnh ung thư liên quan với ảnh hưởng chất độc màu Da cam

Q&A: Syria Needs Humanitarian, Not Military Intervention

New America Media, Question & Answer, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Sep 14, 2013

The United States has focused on military solutions to the crisis in Syria, largely ignoring humanitarian needs that could offer a means to resolving the wider conflict.

Calif. City Forges Ahead with First-in-the-Nation Plan to Seize Underwater Mortgages

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

The City of Richmond will move forward with its plans to seize underwater mortgages using eminent domain,but residents are divided on the tactic.

Sacramento, Not Washington, Sets Pace for Immigration Reform

New America Media, Video, Elena Shore, Posted: Sep 13, 2013

Women and LGBT activists at the forefront of the immigration reform movement are turning their attention to state and local bills.

The Last Chapter of Life

Diaspora/New America Media, News Feature, Nadya Ivanova, Posted: Sep 13, 2013

The palliative care team Dr. Gary Lee heads at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, Calif., faces terminal illness 10 times per day.

Learning to Cheat, Forgetting to Read - Youth Voices on Classroom Technology

New America Media, Commentary, Yuri Guan and Jimmie Fails, Posted: Sep 13, 2013

The influx of new technology in the classroom, say NAM interns Yuri Guan and Jimmie Fails, could radically alter the way students think about learning.

NSA Spying Casts Open Internet Debate in New Light

New America Media, Commentary, By Joseph Torres and Malkia Cyril, Posted: Sep 13, 2013

The revelations that the NSA is spying on Americans — with the help of tech and broadband companies — should frighten anyone fighting for racial justice.

More Than 100 Women Arrested in Immigration Reform Protest

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

More than 100 women were arrested Thursday in a protest to demand action the House’s inaction on comprehensive immigration reform.

Q&A: Overseas Filipinos Threaten to Withhold Remittances to Protest Corruption

New America Media, Question & Answer, Odette Keeley, Posted: Sep 12, 2013

Activists have called for an international zero remittance day on Sept. 19 in an attempt to flex their political muscle through their economic power.

The Front Burner: Deadly Devices Are Futile Way to Battle Terrorism

Pakistan Link, Commentary, Akbar Ahmed, Posted: Sep 12, 2013

Has the violence in Pakistan, Yemen and other areas where the war on terror is being played out, lessened and hatred of America abated?

California State Senate Passes Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

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

California's State Senate voted Wednesday to pass a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights.

Obama Makes Case For Syria, But Not With Ethnic Media

The Root, News Report, Posted: Sep 11, 2013

Black-oriented TV networks didn't get interviews with the president -- and neither did Univision or Al-Jazeera.

Vietnam’s Civil Society Undergoing Vital Changes

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Sep 11, 2013

A political vibrancy has developed that is potentially capable of navigating the repressive structural constraints and hegemonic power of the party-state.

On Some College Campuses, a Focus on Asian American Mental Health

New America Media, News Feature, Katherine Kam, Posted: Sep 11, 2013

Recent suicides by Asian American students have prompted some universities to consider how they can better address that group's mental health needs.

New Orleans Group Delivers 10,000 Letters to Jindal to Expand Medicaid in La.

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Kari Harden, Posted: Sep 11, 2013

With close to 10,000 letters in tow, a group of community leaders travelled to Baton Rouge Friday morning to make an in-person delivery to Governor Piyush Jindal.

Asian American Voter Bloc Grows, But Unique Challenges Persist

New America Media, Op-ed, Eugene Lee & Deanna Kitamura, Posted: Sep 11, 2013

Nearly four million Asian Americans voted in the 2012 election, representing a 16 percent increase from those who voted in 2008.

White House Trying to Cheat Tribes on Health Costs

Indian Country, News Report, Rob Capriccioso, Posted: Sep 11, 2013

In June 2012 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Salazar v. Ramah Navajo Chapter that the federal government must pay for the full contract support costs (CSC) incurred by tribes while providing healthcare and other governmental services for their tribal citizens through Indian Self-Determination Act contract agreements.

CNN Seeks to Stop Sale of 'Sanjay Gupta Kush' Weed

India-West, News Report, Posted: Sep 10, 2013

When Indian American physician Sanjay Gupta announced a change of mind and his new support for support for medicinal marijuana on a CNN special, he earned new fans including a pot dispensary that announced it was naming a strain of pot after the doctor.

Top Indian Politician Sued for Alleged Involvement in 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots

India-West, News Report, Posted: Sep 10, 2013

A New York court Sept. 5 issued a summons for All India Congress Committee president Sonia Gandhi, who is being sued by the U.S.-based Sikhs for Justice for her alleged involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Man Shot By Balto. Police, Setting Douglas Homes Community in Uproar, News Report, Posted: Sep 10, 2013

The shooting spurred outrage from residents and leaders in the Douglas Homes community, located in northeast Baltimore.

Tulsa School Changes Policy on Black Hairstyles

The Root, News Report, Posted: Sep 10, 2013

The board voted Monday night to change the policy as it pertains to hairstyles, saying [it's] a personal hygiene issue, instead of specifying what styles are allowed.

Apple’s New iPhones and the Race to Drive Smartphone Adoption

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Sep 10, 2013

Apple has announced the release of its new iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S. It’s a significant moment, as most Apple product announcements are, because the company’s innvoations have so often shaped the landscape of consumer products over the past decade. It’s also an important moment to take a look at how race colors that landscape.

A Psychological Lifeline for Asian American Teens

New America Media, News Feature, Katherine Kam, Posted: Sep 10, 2013

One mother turns a personal loss into a mission to nurture teens' emotional well-being.

Obama's Syria Plan: Ill Conceived, Ill Timed

The Root, News Analysis, Peniel E. Joseph, Posted: Sep 10, 2013

While there are very real atrocities, the situation requires careful diplomacy, not military force.

In Mississippi, Chronic Pain Sufferer Waits for Obamacare Relief

New America Media, News Feature, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Sep 10, 2013

The government health insurance plans will open starting October 1st, and one Mississippian said that she can't wait.

Farrakhan Delivers Warning Against Syria Military Strike

Final Call, News Report, Posted: Sep 09, 2013

Minister Louis Farrakhan continued his efforts to warn the president, the country’s leaders and the public by urging Congress to reject pressure to launch military strikes against Syria.

Local Egyptians Rally Against Military Rule in Egypt

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Sep 09, 2013

Americans for Democracy in Egypt, a newly formed local Egyptian American organization, rallied on Saturday, Sept. 31 against "military rule" in Egypt.

Black Jobs Crisis: Could GOP Do Better?

The Root, News Report, Posted: Sep 09, 2013

But any celebration was likely short-lived. While the national unemployment rate decreased slightly in August, to 7.3 percent, reaching a five-year low, that same month, African-American unemployment rose to 13 percent.

Vernon Connects Residents With Internet Access

EGP News, News Report, Posted: Sep 09, 2013

he program will use some of Vernon’s underused fiber optics cabling system to connect homeowners and renters who would otherwise not have access to fast Internet service, according to city staff.

Cultural Stigma Hurts Asian American Teens with Depression

New America Media, News Feature, Katherine Kam, Posted: Sep 09, 2013

A substantial number of Asian American teens struggle with depression, but cultural stigma often results in a lack of care.

War with Syria Would Fulfill Neoconservative Plan for Middle East Regime Change

New America Media, Commentary, William Beeman, Posted: Sep 08, 2013

President Obama is, perhaps unwittingly, fulfilling a plan conceived in 1996 that aims to reshape the map across the Middle East.

Greening Calif. Schools a ‘Win-Win’ for Students, Districts

New America Media/La Opinion, News Report, Araceli Martinez Ortega, Posted: Sep 08, 2013

Passage of Prop. 39 last November opens the door to new funding that could go a long way in greening many of California's schools.

Report: Obamacare to Help Close Coverage Gap for Youth

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Sep 07, 2013

Over 4 million uninsured adolescents will soon be eligible for health care coverage, due in part to increased Medicaid eligibility, according to a new report.

For Japanese Americans, Generation Gap Is Like Spam Musubi Snack

Rafu Shimpo/New America Media, News Feature, Ellen Endo , Posted: Sep 07, 2013

As the need for eldercare grows, Japanese Americans face a generation gap that looks like a Hawaiian Spam Musubi snack—and a challenge to digest changing needs.

Blacks Aren't Backing Obama on Syria

The Root, News Report, Posted: Sep 06, 2013

African Americans, President Obama's most loyal voting bloc, nevertheless are breaking with the president over his request for military action against Syria.

'Orange is the New Black' and Our Secret Society

Silicon Valley DeBug, Commentary, Steeda McGruder, Posted: Sep 06, 2013

It wasn’t until a good friend told me, “You need to watch this, it hella reminds me of you,” that I actually sat down and watched Orange is the New Black.

Latino Health Workers Bridge Clinics and Community

New America Media, Video, Callie Shanafelt, Posted: Sep 06, 2013

Community health workers, or promotoras, are helping Latinos in Contra Costa County understand how to improve their health and access resources.

Overseas Filipinos Declare ‘Zero Remittance Day’ to Protest Gov’t Corruption

GMA News, News Report, Posted: Sep 06, 2013

An alliance of overseas Filipinos has declared September 19, 2013 as Zero Remittance Day (ZRD) in protest of the alleged misuse of pork barrel funds.

Grassroots Movement Challenges Guatemala's Old Guard

New America Media, News Report, Jonah Harris, Posted: Sep 06, 2013

A new party in Guatemala -- comprised largely of young adults and indigenous Mayans -- aims to upend the largely white political elite.

1 in 5 Koreans in Their 20s Will Never Marry, Study Says

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Sep 05, 2013

According to the Chosun Ilbo, the age of marriage among Koreans has risen from 28.8 in 1998 to 32.1 last year for men and from 26 to 29.4 for women.

Maryland Residents Express Concern Over Syria

The Afro, News Report, Posted: Sep 05, 2013

Prince George’s County residents waded into the debate over Syria, many of them opposing the prospect of getting involved in another military conflict.


New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Sep 05, 2013

沙加緬度—根據最新的費爾德民意調查( Field Poll ) ,加州少數族裔選民和年輕人是支持可負擔健保( Affordable Care Act )的最大族群。

NAACP and Klan Meet for the "First Time"

NorthStar News and Analysis, News Report, Posted: Sep 05, 2013

Decades before the NAACP's meeting with the United Klans of America, both Malcolm X and Marcus Garvey met with the white supremacist group.

Federal Judge Rules in Favor of Terry Jones in Dearborn Lawsuit

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Sep 05, 2013

U.S. District Judge Denise Page Hood ruled Friday that the City of Dearborn has violated another First Amendment right, in its efforts to deal with anti-Islamic extremists.

Newcomers Breathe Life Into Rust Belt City -- Ethnic Media Chronicle Change

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

In Buffalo, ethnic media say immigrant communities are playing a vital role in bringing the city's long moribund economy back to life.

Breaking Ground on 9th Ward 'Field of Dreams'

The Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Kari Harden, Posted: Sep 04, 2013

The $1.85 million project will give kids in the surrounding community a football field, Olympic-sized track, lighting system, and stadium seating.

Dearborn Protestors Reject Obama Administration’s Military Intervention in Syria

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Sep 04, 2013

Demonstrators held up signs that read, “Syria War, Obama’s Fascist takeover” and “Syria, Obama’s Bush War.”

President Obama’s Syria Strike Poses Major Challenge to Backers

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Sep 04, 2013

Obama has taken heat for playing the tough guy on defense and national security issues, but he's moved with far more caution than critics claim, notes one commentator.

Bread, Bombs and a 9-Day Clock

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Sep 04, 2013

Given the ongoing financial distress in hard hit communities, a debate and vote on Syria at this time is a potential worry. There may simply not be enough time for it.

Black Oakland Youth Arrested, Not Charged, In Stunning Numbers

The Center for Public Integrity, News Report, Susan Ferriss, Posted: Sep 04, 2013

A report on the number of black youth in Oakland arrested but not charged raises troubling questions about their interaction with police.

Palliative Care Key to Dignity at Life’s End for Elders

News For Chinese/New America Media, News Analysis, JenMei Debbie Juan, Posted: Sep 04, 2013

Efforts in the United States have slowly planted the seed of the end-of-life care movement in Chinese communities here in recent years.

Movie Marks 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement

Carib Press, News Report, Posted: Sep 03, 2013

The Watsons Go to Birmingham premieres September 20 on the Hallmark Channel.

Benson Henderson Loses UFC Lightweight Title by First-Round Submission

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Sep 03, 2013

Henderson controlled the opening stages of the fight in a heavily anticipated rematch, but Pettis quickly turned things around by landing four straight body kicks. Pettis then took the fight to the floor and executed a hard armbar on Henderson’s right arm. Pettis’ expertly maneuvered armbar forced Henderson to tap out with just 4:31 into the fight. It was Henderson’s first loss in the UFC.

Households Headed by Single-Black Men Increased in 2012

The NorthStar News and Analysis, News Report, Posted: Sep 03, 2013

The number of single-black men heading households increased in 2012, compared to 2011, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

A Better Education for Native Students

Indian Country Today Media Network, News Report, Posted: Sep 03, 2013

Current Indian education policy does not address the need for well-educated and culturally grounded Indian professionals.

Syrian Americans Anxious Over Possible U.S. Attack

The Arab American News, News Report, Natasha Dado, Posted: Sep 03, 2013

News of possible U.S. intervention in Syria has made people around the country anxious, but is even more of a troublesome issue for Syrian Americans.

Federal Judge Imposes Monitor on Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Office

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Sep 03, 2013

A federal judge said he would impose a monitor on the agency that engaged in racial profiling, but Arpaio faces arduous task ahead to rebuild trust with Latinos.

Q&A: Restaurant Workers Movement is Just Beginning

New America Media, Question & Answer, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Sep 02, 2013

Saru Jayaraman says workers and rights advocates are going to keep the pressure on restaurant owners until employees are given a living wage.

Vietnam’s Next Top Model Sends Mixed Messages to Transsexuals

Thanh Nien, News Report, Posted: Sep 01, 2013

Models and the public are now less interested in how the show’s organizer will justify itself to the ministry, and are more concerned with how it will defend an unnecessary and “discriminatory” rule.

In Asthma-Plagued County, a Move Toward Prevention

Richmond Pulse / New America Media, News Report, Malcolm Marshall, Posted: Sep 01, 2013

A new asthma prevention clinic in West Contra Costa County, Calif., will mean fewer trips to the emergency room for the region's uninsured.