Rossana Rosado Retires from El Diario/La Prensa

National Institute for Latino Policy, News Report, Angelo Falcón, Posted: Oct 31, 2013

Rossana Rosado announced that she is retiring from New York's Spanish-language newspaper El Diario/La Prensa after 14 years.

Univision News Follows the Trail of 'El Chapo Guzmán'

Univision News, News Report, Posted: Oct 31, 2013

A fugitive since his escape from prison in 2001, the multi-billionaire head of Mexico’s violent Sinaloa Cartel is among the most wanted criminals on the planet.

Food Stamp Cuts Will Affect 4.7 Million Black Households

The Northstar News & Analysis, News Report, Frederick H. Lowe, Posted: Oct 31, 2013

Approximately 4.7 million African-American households will see their monthly food stamp allotment dramatically reduced beginning on Friday, Bread for the World reported this week.

One Woman Takes Obamacare's Promise to Bangladeshi Immigrants

PRI's The World, News Report, Akiko Fujita, Posted: Oct 31, 2013

A popular restaurant in Los Angeles' Little Bangladesh has become ground zero for getting out information about Obamacare.

A Year After Sandy, Climate Change Nearly Absent From NYC Mayoral Race

Inside Climate News, News Report, Katherine Bagley and Maria Gallucci, Posted: Oct 30, 2013

Neither candidate has said how they plan to rebuild Sandy-stricken communities and make New York more resilient to extreme weather events if elected.

Third House Republican Supports Immigration Reform Bill

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Oct 30, 2013

California Republican Rep. David G. Valadao became the third member of the GOP to join the immigration reform by the Democrats, according to a statement Valadao released on Wednesday.

Latino Groups Rally Around Ray Suarez

Fox News Latino, News Report, Posted: Oct 30, 2013

Latino organizations are coming to the defense of Ray Suarez who said he quit PBS because he was starting to feel increasingly marginalized.

Who’s Afraid of the Common Core? Not California

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Oct 30, 2013

California schools are now implementing a new educational standard called the Common Core. Here's what it will mean for students.

600 Conservative Leaders Call for Immigration Reform

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Oct 30, 2013

More than 600 conservative leaders from close to 40 states called on House Republicans to vote on broad immigration reform this year.

Fake ACA Websites Target Consumers for Identity Theft

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Oct 30, 2013

Scammers are creating phony Affordable Care Act (ACA) websites and asking for consumers' personal information.

Illinois to Grant Driver's Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants

Univision, News Report, Posted: Oct 30, 2013

Undocumented immigrants living in the state of Illinois will be able to apply for driver's licenses beginning in December.

Texans Prefer the Term 'Hispanic'

Pew Research Center, News Report, Posted: Oct 30, 2013

Many people are ambivalent about the terms “Hispanic” and “Latino” -- except in Texas, where a new study shows there is a clear preference.

加州無畏推動「共同核心課程標準Common Core」

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Translated by Summer Chiang, Posted: Oct 30, 2013

加州學校致力推動「 共同核心課程標準Common Core 」及新的標準測驗,並對教學有更多的期待以及妥善運用州內給與各學區超過10億美元的資金。

Denham: More Republicans Will Soon Cosponsor Immigration Reform Bill

VOXXI, News Report, Posted: Oct 30, 2013

The only House Republican who has signed on as a cosponsor of the Democratic immigration reform bill predicts more GOP leaders will soon join him.

커먼 코어 실행, 교육 평가 기준 무엇이 달라지나?

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Translated by Aruna Lee, Posted: Oct 30, 2013

캘리포니아 공립학교는 보다 질 높은 학습 환경을 기대하며, 전 교육구에10억 불 상당의 주 정부 지원금이 배정될 새로운 교육 기준 테스트인 커먼 코어 실행에 박차를 가하고 있다.

A Nostalgic America, Haunted By Ghosts

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Oct 30, 2013

The reason why more Americans believe in ghosts may have to do with our darkening view of the future.

Judge Rules Texas Abortion Limits Unconstitutional

EFE, News Report, Posted: Oct 29, 2013

Less than 24 hours before new Texas abortion restrictions were set to go into effect, a federal judge ruled the restrictions unconstitutional.

Cuidados paliativos para hispanos, en casa

Alianza Metropolitan News/New America Media, News Feature, Gerardo Fernández, Posted: Oct 29, 2013

La madre de María Lacayo fue diagnosticada con la enfermedad de Alzheimer hace 13 años. Desde entonces, María se convirtió en su cuidadora día y noche.

Univision, ABC Launch 'Fusion' for English-Language Latinos

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Oct 29, 2013

Fusion is the first English-language channel launched by Spanish-language media giant Univision Communications.

Dominican Republic Revokes Citizenship for Ethnic Haitians

Eurasia Review, News Report, Posted: Oct 29, 2013

The ruling will affect around 210,000 people of Haitian origin born in the Dominican Republic who will face statelessness and restriction of their rights.

Gay Pride Gaining Acceptance, in an Unlikely Place

New America Media / South Kern Sol, News Report, Alfredo Camacho, Posted: Oct 29, 2013

How do you celebrate gay pride in a conservative town? With a conservative, family-friendly parade.

Hispanics Overcoming Barriers to Elders’ End-of-Life Care

Alianza Metropolitan News/New America Media , News Feature, Gerardo Fernandez , Posted: Oct 29, 2013

Latino families traditionally avoid formal eldercare, but new services can help them when elders need professional hospice or palliative care.

The Winner of Miss Washington Teen USA 2014 is Filipino American

North West Asian Weekly, News Report, Posted: Oct 28, 2013

The winner of Miss Washington Teen USA 2014 is Filipino American Starla Sampaco of Bellevue. Miss Sampaco is a freshman at the University of Washington.

President Shelly Signs Energy Policy, $4.1 million for NTEC to acquire Navajo Mine into Law

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

Minutes after Speaker Johnny Naize certified five pieces of legislation that the Navajo Nation Council passed this week, President Ben Shelly signed three of them into law Thursday in his office headquarters.

¿Quienes son los líderes del aumento latino de Georgia? Las mujeres

New America Media / Mundo Hispánico, News Feature, Johanes Roselló, Posted: Oct 28, 2013

“Oyes por todos lados dónde están los líderes y si son mujeres no se les reconoce”, dijo Adelina Nicholls, directora ejecutiva de GLAHR.

Guess Who’s Leading Georgia’s Latino Boom? Las Mujeres

New America Media / Mundo Hispánico, News Feature, Johanes Roselló, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Oct 28, 2013

The number of women leaders in Georgia has increased dramatically, mirroring the growth of the state’s immigrant population.

Asian Americans Comprise Half of All People with Hepatitis B in the U.S.

International Examiner, News Report, Travis Quezon, Posted: Oct 27, 2013

Local Hepatitis B Advocates Debunk Virus Myths and Say We Need More Education to Overcome Stigma

Study: ACA Could Close Mental Health Treatment Gap

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

About one in 20 adults in California suffers from a serious mental illness, according to a new study.

Racist Remarks Put Obscure Elected Official Under Spotlight

Richmond Pulse/New America Media, News Report, Malcolm Marshall, Posted: Oct 26, 2013

Some Richmond councilmembers called on Battaglia to resign.

Edward Wang: Asian American Football Player

Asian Fortune News, News Feature, Michelle Phipps-Evans, Posted: Oct 26, 2013

In the 93-year history of the professional football league, Wang has the enviable distinction of becoming the first Chinese player ever drafted in the NFL.

Native American Parents on Parental Engagement and Schools

New America Media, Video, Min Lee, Posted: Oct 25, 2013

More than a dozen Native-American parents from San Francisco gathered for a roundtable on the importance of parental engagement

Entrevista: Fluidez cultural es la clave para mejorar el éxito de estudiantes latinos

New America Media, Question & Answer, Posted: Oct 25, 2013

Los estudiantes latinos constituyen más de la mitad de la población de estudiantes del sistema k-12 en California.

Thousands of Health Policies Cancelled Due to ACA Change

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Oct 25, 2013

Health insurers are notifying consumers about cancelling policies that fall short of the ACA's coverage requirements.

Is Texas's Ozone Problem Linked to Fracking?

InsideClimate News, News Report, Lisa Song, Posted: Oct 25, 2013

In San Antonio, the steepest increase in ozone coincides with the boom in the Eagle Ford shale. The heaviest drilling there lies 50 miles from the city.

Q&A: Eroding Muslim Stereotypes, with Love Stories

New America Media, Question & Answer, Semany Gashaw, Posted: Oct 25, 2013

The new book highlights Muslim men and their personal love lives.

NAM Fellowship Story Sparks Dialogue Among Muslim Religious Leaders

New America Media, Press Release, Posted: Oct 24, 2013

Story prompts imams to discuss how to make divorce easier for women

Va. House of Delegates Candidates Appeal to Ethnic Press

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Oct 24, 2013

Virginia’s gubernatorial race between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and state Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli dominates headlines, but on Tuesday, Nov. 5, Virginians also vote for House of Delegates candidates.

Could Immigration Reform Save the GOP?

New America Media, News Analysis, Elena Shore, Posted: Oct 24, 2013

Signs already point to the GOP taking steps to move on immigration reform.

Gov. Brown Kills School-discipline Reform Bill, Deferring to 'Local Control'

Center for Public Integrity, News Report, Susan Ferriss, Posted: Oct 24, 2013

The Calif. governor vetoed a bill that would have made it tougher to transfer students to alternative “community” schools.

We Deserve Better than Miss Saigon

AA Press, News Report, Posted: Oct 23, 2013

I am a Vietnamese American woman, born and raised in Minnesota. I am friends with some of the protesters of Miss Saigon as well as a few members of the cast and crew of the show – this includes one of my best friends.

Message to Obama: Get to Work

The Root, News Report, Posted: Oct 23, 2013

Now that he's gotten past the shutdown, it's time for POTUS to push a progressive agenda.

GOP's Reach Out to Asian American Community

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Oct 23, 2013

ANAHEIM – Seeing the need for a more diverse political base, California Republican leaders earlier this month vowed to expand its party and place a concerted effort to reach out to the Asian American community, the fastest growing ethnic group in the US.

Rally Against NSA Surveillance This Weekend in the U.S. Capital

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Oct 23, 2013

On the 12th anniversary of the Patriot Act, and in the midst of the ongoing Edward Snowden fiasco, the group Stop Watching Us is organizing a march and rally against mass surveillance in Washington D.C.

As Miss. Rejects Medicaid Expansion, a Family Vows to Leave

New America Media, News Feature, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Oct 23, 2013

Mississippi's decision to opt-out of Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act prompts one family to consider leaving the state.

Inbee Park is the Story of the Year in Women’s Golf

Koream Journal, News Feature, Posted: Oct 23, 2013

In the game of golf, it’s not just how you handle your club, it’s how you handle yourself. In 2013, Inbee Park epitomized that statement.

Farmworkers Win Case Against Gun-Toting Foreman

New America Media, Commentary, Joachim Morrison, Posted: Oct 23, 2013

A legal victory in Washington state sends a message to absentee land owners that they can be held accountable for the actions of their labor contractors.

Q&A: Cultural Fluency Key to Improving Latino Student Success

New America Media, Question & Answer, Posted: Oct 22, 2013

Latino students comprise over half the K-12 student population in California, and while graduation rates are on the rise, a persistent achievement gap remains.

Comprehensive Immigration Reform NOW - Asian Youth Speak Out

KRCC, Video, Staff, Posted: Oct 22, 2013

The Youth Leadership Council of the Korean American Resource & Cultural Center (KRCC)-Fighting Youth Shouting Out for Humanity (FYSH) created this video campaign to elevate Asian American youth voices in the immigration reform debate.


New America Media, Question & Answer, Posted: Oct 21, 2013


SF Protesters Stop Bus of Deportees, Call for Presidential Action

New America Media, Photo Essay, Photos and Audio by Chanelle Ignant, Posted: Oct 21, 2013

Demonstrators in San Francisco blocked a bus of deportees Thursday, and are calling on President Obama to halt all deportations.

Jesse Jackson urges Arab Americans to Fight Injustice

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Oct 21, 2013

ivil Rights Champion Reverend Jesse Jackson urged Arab Americans to fight injustice and stand up for their rights in the face of racism at the Arab American Civil Rights League’s (ACRL) second annual “Fight for Justice” Gala.

Korean American K-Pop Singer Given Jail Sentence For Selling Marijuana

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Oct 21, 2013

A South Korean court sentenced Korean American singer Daniel Chae of DMTN (formerly known as Dalmatian) for distributing and using marijuana, according to The singer, who came to Korea at the age of 16 to pursue a career in the music industry, was sentenced to one year in jail and a fine of approximately $6,700.

Q&A: 21세기 경제, 왜 모든 학생들이 좋은 교육이 필요한가

New America Media, Question & Answer, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Oct 21, 2013

캘리포니아는 전국적으로 가장 큰 규모와 다인종의 학생 수를 자랑하고 있지만 학업 성과 및 학생 당 지원금은 가장 저조한 것으로 조사됐다.

Number of Saudi Students On U.S. College Campuses Growing

Arab American News, News Report, Ali Harb, Posted: Oct 21, 2013

Saudi presence on American campuses has grown significantly over the past seven years, comprising 4.5 percent of international students in the country.

Staying Active Beats the Blues for Latino Elders

WDET News/New America Media, News Feature, Martina Guzman , Posted: Oct 21, 2013

Latino elders in Detroit are learning to fend off isolation and depression through exercise programs and remaining active in their community.

Behind Russia vs. Greenpeace Furor, Unreported Oil Pollution of the Arctic

Inside Climate News, News Report, Zahra Hirji, Posted: Oct 20, 2013

About 4 million barrels of spilled oil, as much as BP's Gulf of Mexico spill, is flowing into the Arctic Ocean every year, Greenpeace says.

After Arduous Journey, Dreamer Finally Getting Some Relief

Coachella Unincorporated, News Report, Jesus Valenzuela , Posted: Oct 20, 2013

Alma Torres says before DACA she didn't see a future for herself. Today, the 23 year old and soon to be college grad has joined the fight for immigration reform.

Federal Program Turns One Man's Path to Citizenship Into 11 Year Trek

PRI's The World, News Report, Monica Campbell, Posted: Oct 19, 2013

Tarek Hamdi, who first applied for citizenship in 201, says the ordeal with the USCIS was like "fighting a ghost."

Hollywood Finally Catches Up With History

The Root, Commentary, Salamishah Tillet, Posted: Oct 19, 2013

Steve McQueen's masterful 12 Years a Slave has already changed history in two major ways.

El Diario NY Partners With City College on Bilingual Curriculum

El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, Posted: Oct 18, 2013

New York City students will be able to study the last 100 years of the city's Latino community history through the pages of El Diario/La Prensa.

Son of Slain Sikh Temple Leader Mulling Congressional Bid

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

Amardeep Kaleka, son of slain Oak Creek, Wisc., temple priest Satwant Kaleka, is contemplating a bid for Paul Ryan's congressional seat.

What Do Schools Need? Janitors and School Buses Before iPads, Say Parents

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Oct 18, 2013

If you had a room full of parents of public school students and asked them how their district should be using state education funds, what would they say?

When Poverty Quietly Morphs into Catastrophe

Inter Press Service, News Report, Miriam Gathigah and George Gao, Posted: Oct 18, 2013

A new report by the Overseas Development Institute, a U.K. based think tank, identifies Kenya as one of 11 countries most at risk for disaster-induced poverty.

Students Use Theater to Improve Discipline Policies

Long Beach Voicewaves, News Report, Adalhi Montes, Posted: Oct 17, 2013

The play “Tangle” revolves around the theme of problem-solving and conflict resolution using Restorative Justice (RJ) in the classroom.

Police in Riot Gear Tear-Gas and Shoot Mi'kmaq Protesting Gas Exploration in New Brunswick

Indian Country Today Media Network, News Report, Martha Troian, Posted: Oct 17, 2013

Chaos has erupted as members from Elsipogtog First Nation are among at least 40 people arrested in a protest against gas exploration in New Brunswick.

More Adolescents in California are Drinking Sugary Beverages

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

Even as the consumption of sugary drinks among young children in California declines, a study released today shows a significant spike among adolescents.

From Carnegie to Kandahar: Pianist Trades Keys for Camo as Soldier

Koream Journal, News Feature, James S. Kim, Posted: Oct 17, 2013

Driven by gratitude and faith, Anne Pyungan Cho went from piano prodigy to soldier, and she's now in Afghanistan.

Richmond Mayor Denounces 'Dirty Hand of Chevron'

Richmond Pulse, Video, Malcolm Marshall, Posted: Oct 16, 2013

On Tuesday Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin led a crowd of protestors in denouncing Chevron Corp., which was recently fined $18 billion by a court in Ecuador.

Are College Sports a Modern-Day Plantation

The Root, News Report, Posted: Oct 16, 2013

A new documentary explores the question of whether college athletes -- many of them from minority backgrounds -- should be compensated.

Telltale Signs: Filipinos Discovered California?

Asian Week, News Report, Posted: Oct 16, 2013

Almost a century after Columbus discovered the Bahamas Islands (which he thought was India) and claimed this “New World” for the king of Spain, Spanish Captain Pedro De Unamuno “discovered” California on the other side of that Americancontinent while on a voyage from Manila to Acapulco.

Twitter CEO Feuds with Wadhwa about Lack of Women Executives

India West, News Report, Posted: Oct 16, 2013

Twitter chief executive officer Dick Costolo and Indian American researcher and BusinessWeek columnist Vivek Wadhwa recently exchanged in a testy back-and-forth debate, on Twitter of course, about the lack of women executives in leadership roles at the company.

Catholic, Buddhist Leaders Hail New Driver License Law

LA Beez, News Report, Hassina Leelarathna, Posted: Oct 16, 2013

Catholic and Buddhist leader hailed the landmark measure granting California driver's licenses an important commitment to immigrants.

When the Levees Break - Again

India-West/New America Media, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Oct 16, 2013

Sikh farmers in Northern California fear a dilapidated levee system could spell disaster, and are anxious for the federal government to make good on promised repairs.

Nichkhun: A Pan Asian Star is Born

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

American-born Nichkhun Horvejkul is a cultural phenomenon, fluent in five Asian languages and the latest in a string of pan-Asian superstars.

Hyun-Jin Ryu Revives Dodgers World Series Hopes

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Oct 15, 2013

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu promised himself that he wouldn’t give up any runs in the first three innings before taking the mound against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series.

Powerful Quake Hits Bohol; 20 killed, Heritage Churches Heavily Damaged

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Oct 15, 2013

At least 20 people were killed when a powerful earthquake struck Bohol on Tuesday morning, shortly after 8 a.m., according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

Black Women Murdered by Men Three Times Rate of White Females

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

Black females were murdered by males at a rate of 2.61 per 100,000, compared to a rate of 0.99 per 100,000 for white females.

Utah Gets Around Federal Shutdown, Will Open National Parks

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

Leaders in Utah say they found a way to get around the government shutdown.

A Teacher's Rant -- Why Flipping Classrooms is 'Flipping Ridiculous'

New America Media, Commentary, Matt Amaral, Posted: Oct 15, 2013

It may seem surprising in this age of the flipped classroom, but the digital divide is not only still here, it's the biggest it’s ever been and getting bigger every day.

Deported Breakdancer Finds Purpose Serving Youth in Cambodia

Long Beach Voice Waves, News Report, Ben Novotny, Posted: Oct 15, 2013

Raised in Long Beach, Calif, in 2004 Tuy Sobil was deported to Cambodia where he used his skills as a breakdancer to educate local youth.

Miss Saigon Opens to Flurry of Protest

Asian American Press, News Feature, Posted: Oct 15, 2013

The opening of Miss Saigon at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 8, 2013 was met with protests, support, and protests of the support.

Obamacare Critic Ben Carson Insults Slaves

The Root, News Report, Posted: Oct 14, 2013

Obama critic Dr. Ben Carson asserted on Friday that the president's signature health law is "the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery."

Up to 100,000 Cattle Perished Where They Stood in Rogue South Dakota Blizzard

Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Oct 14, 2013

The animals held out as long as they could against the punishing 70-mile-per-hour winds and the blinding snow. Unable to get to safety, thousands of cattle, horses and other animals simply died where they fell—or stood—in the storm that lashed western South Dakota for 24 hours earlier this month, with whipping winds lasting well into the following day.

12 Years A Slave debuts in New Orleans Civic Theatre

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Oct 14, 2013

Though 12 Years A Slave will probably end up filed under ‘historical biopic,’ it is as much a horror movie.

Asian American Groups Weigh In On Massive Proposed Fine Against PG&E

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

In July of this year, CPUC staff recommended a penalty of $2.25 billion that could end up being more than $4 billion when all costs are added up, according to PG&E.

Korean Small Businesses Earn More Green by 'Going Green'

New America Media, News Report, Aruna Lee, Posted: Oct 14, 2013

Korean small businesses are challenging the notion that economic growth coupled with sound environmental practice is not possible.

Women Immigrants Face Higher Hurdles to College Success

New America Media / BabyCenter en Español, News Report, Erika Cebreros, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Oct 14, 2013

Immigrant mothers face unique challenges when it comes to gaining a college education, which they are often left to navigate alone.

The Everyday Yogi: One Man's Journey to Find Himself Through Yoga

Silicon Valley De-Bug / New America Media, First Person, Cesar Flores, Posted: Oct 13, 2013

Cesar Flores began practicing yoga to feel better physically, only to learn that yoga's true essence has little to do with tying oneself in knots.

Vietnamese American in Garden Grove is Accused of Aiding al-Qaida

Nguoi-Viet, News Report, Posted: Oct 12, 2013

Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen, a 24 year-old Asian American, resident of Garden Grove, California was arrested and charged with attempting to provide material support to al-Qaida, and lying on his passport application.

Somali Imam in Minnesota Declares War on Al-Shabab

PRI's The World, News Report, Laura Yuen, Posted: Oct 12, 2013

When I first met Mohamud, he was skeptical of reports that young men from Minnesota were returning to Somalia to fight alongside the extremists.

After the Fighting: Civil Conflict Through the Eyes of Non-Combatants

New America Media, Question & Answer, Anna Challet, Interview with Aminatta Forna, Posted: Oct 12, 2013

"What happens in civil conflict is that after the actual fighting has ended, you are left with the people who did this thing to you."

Living Where Fast Food Is Easy But Fresh Food Is Scarce

The Know Youth Media / New America Media, First Person, Jane Carretero, Posted: Oct 11, 2013

Getting fresh produce is a challenge in many farmworker communities, but changing eating habits can be equally tough.

Bank of America Ordered to Pay Black Job Applicants $2.2 Million

NorthStar News and Analysis, News Report, Posted: Oct 11, 2013

A US Department of Labor Administrative Law Judge has ordered BofA to pay $2.2 million in back wages to more than 1,100 African Americans who were rejected for jobs.

Fil-Ams Commemorate Decade of Organizing Against Domestic Violence

Philippine News, News Report, Maria G. Segarra, Esq., Posted: Oct 11, 2013

Ten years ago, a team of Filipino American professionals realized that the individuals who urgently need the resources are the least likely to know about it.

First 'Undocuqueer' Support Network Launches in Long Beach

New America Media / VoiceWaves, News Report, Michael Lozano , Posted: Oct 11, 2013

The first support networks for queer, undocumented youth are launching in the greater Los Angeles area and other cities across the country.

Q&A: In 21st Century Economy, Why Every Student 'Needs a Great Education'

New America Media, Question & Answer, Posted: Oct 11, 2013

Recent initiatives aim to improve education in California, which ranks near the bottom in per-pupil spending and academic performance.

Worry Grows As U.S.-Based Sudanese Watch Violence From Afar

PRI's The World, First Person, Hana Baba, Posted: Oct 10, 2013

As anti-government protests turn violent in Sudan, expats in the U.S. are watching the horror unfold on their computer screens.

For Parent Care, Japanese Americans Face Cost and Cultural Dilemmas

Rafu Shimpo/New America Media , News Feature, Ellen Endo , Posted: Oct 10, 2013

For Japanese Americans, decisions about when, where and if to place an aging parent into a care facility are compounded by financial issues and cultural mores.

Have You Spoken with Loved Ones About Your End-of-Life Care Wishes?

Alhambra Source/New America Media, News Feature, Daniela Gerson, Posted: Oct 09, 2013

A priority for aging Californians is to not burden their loved ones. But less than half have spoken to family about care they’d want at the end of life.

‘Coming Out’ for Immigration Reform

New America Media, Op-ed, Ben de Guzman, Posted: Oct 09, 2013

With our government mired in partisan disagreement, the movement for comprehensive immigration reform stands at a crossroads.

59 percent of American Indians in Minnesota Smoke, New Study Reveals

TC Daily Planet, News Report, Posted: Oct 09, 2013

The use of cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, pipes and snuff, according to what’s described as the most comprehensive state-wide data in the country of the behaviors, attitudes and beliefs related to tobacco use among American Indians.

Glendale Mayor Regrets Erecting Comfort Women Memorial

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Oct 09, 2013

Glendale Mayor Dave Weaver told a Japanese television station that the city “opened a beehive, a hornet’s nest” when it installed a controversial monument honoring Korean “comfort women” earlier this year in the city’s Central Park, the Glendale News-Press reports.

Obama Is Called Nazi Name: 'De Fuhrer'

The root, News Report, Posted: Oct 09, 2013

President Barack Obama has been called many variations of "leader" during his presidency, but one Arizona state representative has taken it upon herself to refer to him as "De Fuhrer" -- a term typically associated with genocidal dictator Adolf Hitler.

Obama Picks Yellen to Chair the Fed

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Oct 09, 2013

The Fed sets the amount of money in circulation, which helps determine how large our economy can get and how fast it can grow. The Fed has two principle responsibilities: to ensure that any economic expansion is sustainable, and to foster full unemployment. It also plays a pivotal role in the regulation of Wall Street.

Africa Isn't Rising, Say Ordinary Africans

allAfrica, News Report, John Allen, Posted: Oct 08, 2013

A pioneering new survey suggests that most Africans are not experiencing the benefits of economic growth in their home countries.

In Wake of Shutdown, It’s Not Immigration that Needs Resuscitating, It’s the GOP

La Prensa San Diego, Commentary, Frank Sharry, Posted: Oct 08, 2013

The ability of House radicals to stymie bipartisan efforts has led many to declare immigration reform dead. But there is still reason for optimism.

Thousands Gather for Immigration Reform March in D.C.

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Oct 08, 2013

Thousands of activists and immigrants are beginning to gather on the National Mall in Washington to call for immigration reform.

Fil-Am History to Be Taught in Calif. Schools

Asian Journal, News Report, Joseph Pimentel, Posted: Oct 08, 2013

Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation requiring schools to teach the history of Filipino-Americans in the farm worker movement.


Alhambra Source/New America Media , News Feature, Daniela Gerson, Posted: Oct 07, 2013


¿Has hablado con tus seres queridos sobre la muerte o el hecho de morirte?

Alhambra Source/New America Media , News Feature, Daniela Gerson, Posted: Oct 07, 2013

Una prioridad principal para la mayoría de californianos al final de su vida es no ser una carga para sus seres queridos.

In Wake of U.S. Shutdown, China Stresses ‘Interests of All’

New America Media, News Analysis, George Koo, Posted: Oct 07, 2013

What does the government shutdown say about U.S. democracy? Ask Chinese bloggers.

Hit by U.S. Recession, Growing Number of Sri Lankans in Los Angeles Face Hard Times, News Report, LA Beez, Posted: Oct 07, 2013

While the Sri Lankan population in Los Angeles County experienced dramatic growth over the past decade becoming one of the fastest growing ethnic communities, it has also suffered economic decline, with a significant percentage caught in the grips of poverty.

Shutdown Week Two: Defense Dept. Puts 350,000 Back to Work

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Oct 07, 2013

The move was made by the Defense Department on Saturday to bring back almost all of its workers on the same day that the United States mounted military operations in Somalia and Libya.

Support for Marijuana Legalization Grows in CA - What’s Next?

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

For the first time, over half of Californians are expressing support for the legalization of non-medical marijuana.

Immigrant Rights Protests Held in More Than 40 States

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Oct 06, 2013

About 200 demonstrations in more than 40 states were held Saturday to call on Congress to pass immigration reform.

Gov. Brown Signs 'TRUST Act'

KPCC, News Report, Posted: Oct 06, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into California law that prohibits police from detaining people for deportation if they are arrested for a minor crime.

For Indian Americans, Need Grows for Culturally-Sensitive Palliative Care

India-West/New America Media , News Feature, Richard Springer , Posted: Oct 06, 2013

For South Asian Americans, the increasing need for eldercare will require more end-of-life decision-making. Palliative care holds answers for many.

Hollywood is Cashing in on Movies for Boomers

WDET-FM/New America Media, News Feature, Martina Guzman, Posted: Oct 05, 2013

Hollywood is discovering solid box office in movies for the boomer market, such as “Quartet”—but also youth-aimed flicks like “Rush.”

Breaking Bad or Already Broken? Drug Crime on the Rez Is All Too Real

Indian Country, News Analysis, Posted: Oct 05, 2013

What does it say about safety in Indian country when a television plot featuring meth distribution incorporates tribal land?

As Obesity Grows, Mexico Eyes Richmond-Style Soda Tax

Richmond Pulse / New America Media, News Report, Edgardo Cervano-Soto, Posted: Oct 05, 2013

Last month, elected officials in Mexico announced their intent to become the first nation in the Americas to impose a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.

Calif. Law Curbs Police on Campus, as Feds Move in Other Direction

EdSource, News Report, Jane Meredith Adams, Posted: Oct 05, 2013

A new law that encourages alternatives to police involvement in school discipline matters was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown this week.

Taking Advantage of Elders

WDET-FM/New America Media, News Feature, Martina Guzman, Posted: Oct 04, 2013

One in every 20 elders who is supposed to be enjoying the Golden Years now faces the challenge of dealing with financial exploitation.

Video Shows Egypt Generals Plotting Media Gag

Al Jazeera , News Report, Staff, Posted: Oct 04, 2013

New footage released by activists shows army top brass discussing ways to tighten control over country's media.

Ending Historic Discrimination -- Obama Streamlines Mental Health Care

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Oct 04, 2013

When the Affordable Care Act fully unrolls on Jan. 1, 2014, it will require insurers to offer mental health care benefits equal to physical health benefits.

Why Filipino Americans Can Be a “Force in Calif.’s Energy Battles”

New America Media/Philippine News, News Feature, Neil Gonzales, Posted: Oct 04, 2013

Filipino Americans in California are plugged into energy conservation, but more awareness is still needed.

Government Shutdown Harder on Black Workers

The Afro-American Newspapers, News Report, George E. Curry, Posted: Oct 03, 2013

A disproportionate number of furloughed federal workers are African Americans, according to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

Calif. Governor Signs Bill Granting Driver's Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Oct 03, 2013

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed into law a bill to grant driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants in the state.

New Scam Targets Immigrants, Says Better Business Bureau

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Oct 03, 2013

Scammers are posing as immigration officials, according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

What Do Ethnic Media Say About Government Shutdown?

New America Media, News Report, NAM Staff, Posted: Oct 03, 2013

Key concerns include the shutdown’s effect on federal workers, loss of funding for social services, ramifications for immigration reform, and environmental impacts.

Q&A: Progressive Policies Put Richmond, Calif. In National Spotlight

Richmond Pulse, Question & Answer, Richmond Pulse Editors, Posted: Oct 03, 2013

During McLaughlin's tenure, Richmond has made national and even international headlines by trailblazing progressive policies and causes

Obama Should Tap His Inner Angry Black Man to End Gridlock

The Root, News Analysis, Posted: Oct 02, 2013

The president needs to drop the Zen approach if he wants to end this fiscal gridlock.

EPA Loses Over 90 Percent of Staff, But Committed to Communities

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Oct 02, 2013

“The vast majority of people at EPA will not be working,” said McCarthy at an event sponsored by The Christian Science Monitor newspaper, as reported in The HIll.

LGBT Advocacy Groups Call on House to Pass Immigration Reform Bill

NCLR/GLAAD/NGLTF/United We Dream, Commentary, Various authors, Posted: Oct 02, 2013

Today, House Democrats introduced a comprehensive immigration reform bill based on bipartisan policy. A broad network of LGBT organizations call for its passage.

Openly Gay, Secretly Undocumented

New America Media / Coachella Uninc., News Feature, Brenda R. Rincon, Posted: Oct 02, 2013

Juan Ceballos came to the United States to live as an openly gay man. But, he had to take on another secret identity as an undocumented immigrant to do so.

Culture, Opportunity Lead to Gambling Issues for OC Asians

Voice of OC, News Feature, Phuc Pham, Posted: Oct 02, 2013

The diminutive woman from Westminster couldn't bear it if her husband and children found out about her secret addiction: gambling.

Why Are Latinos Not Using Palliative and Hospice Care?

Alianza Metropolitan News/New America Media , News Feature, Gerardo Fernandez , Posted: Oct 02, 2013

As the older U.S. Hispanic population grows, many will face the end of their lives unprepared spiritually or financially. Palliative care offers an important solution.

Latinos no utilizan servicios paliativos

Alianza Metropolitan News/New America Media , News Feature, Gerardo Fernandez , Posted: Oct 02, 2013

Los hispanos que llegan a sus últimos años de sus vidas sin estar preparados espiritual o financieramente.

What Does Fed. Shutdown Mean for Calif. Education?

EdSource Today, News Report, Posted: Oct 01, 2013

Federal money for education will continue to flow into California, with some caveats, even with the government shutdown.

Could Ending Hanoi's Grip on Cigarette Sales Lower Smoking Rates?

New America Media, Op-ed, Andrew Lam, Posted: Oct 01, 2013

A Vietnamese won't give up for himself, but for his family, for his children, it's another matter, writes one commentator.

Care Planning, While Hard, Helps Filipino Families Honor Dying Patient

Asian Journal/New America Media , News Feature, Mico Letargo, Posted: Oct 01, 2013

In a tale of two deaths, one man’s care cost almost $325,000--and the patient’s peaceful passing. The other refused unreasonable care and died with dignity.