Voices from Solitary -- 'A Prison Where the Building Becomes the Shackles'

Solitary Watch, First Person, Aviva Stahl, Posted: Nov 30, 2013

Former political prisoner Ray Luc Levasseur spent 15 years in solitary confinement. The following is an excerpt from an essay about his arrival at the prison.

Floridians Fight for LGBT Workplace Rights

Florida Courier/New America Media, News Report, Penny Dickerson, Posted: Nov 29, 2013

For LGBT Floridians, Senate passage of a law banning workplace discrimination brings optimism that the law will extend their current civil rights.

For LGBT Asians, Cultural Barriers to Marriage Remain After DOMA

New America Media/Sing Tao New York, News Report, Xiaoqing Rong, Posted: Nov 28, 2013

For same-sex couples in the API community, traditional family values are an obstacle to marriage and an opportunity to change attitudes.

This Thanksgiving, Health Care for Coachella Families

Coachella Unincorporated/New America Media, News Report, Maria Garcia, Aurora Saldivar and Brenda Rincon, Posted: Nov 27, 2013

Hundreds of families in Eastern Coachella Valley, located about 30 miles south of Palm Springs, may have something to be thankful for very soon: health insurance.

What’s Driving This Year’s Black Friday Mania?

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Nov 27, 2013

Workers who earn minimum wage at retailers open on Thanksgiving Day can thank fallout from the government shutdown for being on the job that day.

The Bitter Reality for Farmworkers

New America Media, Photo Essay, David Bacon, Posted: Nov 27, 2013

Pay for farmworkers in the U.S. remains so low that many struggle to pay their bills, much less send money back home to their families.

Calif. Legislators Join Critics of New School Funding Formula

EdSource Today, News Report, Posted: Nov 26, 2013

Calif. Senate and Assembly leaders criticized proposed regulations on state funding for the state’s neediest students as inconsistent with the intent of the new finance law.

Blacks Were Nearly 40 Percent of U.S. Homeless in 2012

The NorthStar News, News Report, Posted: Nov 26, 2013

Nearly 40 percent of the nation's homeless population in 2012 were African-American, according to a new report.

Una causa común une a líderes de derechos de las mujeres, LGBT y de los inmigrantes

New America Media, Video, Elena Shore, Posted: Nov 26, 2013

Eddy Arias no sabía que era indocumentado cuando llegó a los Estados Unidos a la edad de 14 años.

Imm. Reform -- Hunger Strike Reveals New Civil Rights Generation

South Kern Sol/New America Media, News Report, Alfredo Camacho, Posted: Nov 26, 2013

Despite a politically conservative climate, California's central Valley has seen a new generation of activists picking up the torch for civil rights:

‘A Terrible Irony’ - Affordable Housing, Unaffordable Energy

Oakland Local/New America Media, News Feature, Eric K. Arnold, Posted: Nov 26, 2013

Affordable housing property owners are squeezed by rising energy costs, leading to the loss of these units.

Forum Celebrates African American Leadership in Electric Auto Industry

New America Media, News Report, George White, Posted: Nov 26, 2013

The forum at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles highlighted the role of African Americans in the expansion of the electric auto industry.


New America Media, Video, Elena Shore, Translated by Summer Chiang, Posted: Nov 25, 2013

休士頓 -艾瑞斯(Eddy Arias)14歲來美時並不知道自己是無證移民,二年前一次例行性的交通檢查中, 他的身分間接曝光,因而被移民局拘留。


New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Nov 25, 2013


Fewer Kids Uninsured, But Coverage for Latino Children Lags

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Nov 25, 2013

A new report shows the number of uninsured children is declining, but there are still over 5 million uninsured kids in the country, and they remain disproportionately Latino.

Warmest Welcome for Pacquiao

Inquirer.net, News Report, Posted: Nov 25, 2013

Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao returned home on Monday to a hero’s welcome, lifting the spirits of a nation hobbled by a killer typhoon.

Greening the Hood: Is Clean Energy Reaching Poor Communities?

Oakland Local/New America Media, News Feature, Eric K. Arnold, Posted: Nov 25, 2013

State funding programs to bring renewable energy to low-income households, who could benefit from improved health and energy savings, are at capacity.

Common Cause Unites Women, LGBT and Immigrant Rights Leaders

New America Media, Video, Elena Shore, Posted: Nov 25, 2013

Activists and advocates came together in Houston to discuss the intersections of their respective movements.


New America Media, Op-ed, 林語彗, Posted: Nov 24, 2013


Reform for a Chance to Live - An Undocuqueer Experience

New America Media, Op-ed, Amy Lin, Posted: Nov 24, 2013

I quickly learned to choose between coming out as queer or as undocumented because bearing just one identity was easier than being punished as both.

Meet the New Ms. Marvel — A Female, Muslim, Pakistani Superhero

PRI's The World, News Report, Emily Files, Posted: Nov 24, 2013

Marvel Comics announced a new superhero comic book series featuring Kamala Khan: a Muslim, Pakistani 16-year-old who lives in New Jersey.

Global Coal Boom Takes Center Stage At Climate Summit

Inside Climate News, News Report, John H. Cushman Jr., Posted: Nov 23, 2013

The smoldering debate over whether coal has a future in a low-carbon world has flared up with new intensity at U.N. climate talks.

ICE Failed to Report Sex Abuse Allegations

NBC Latino, News Report, Suzanne Gamboa, Posted: Nov 22, 2013

A government report says ICE field offices are not reporting all allegations of sex abuse in immigration detention centers.

Somali Farmers Find a New Home in Maine

Modern Farmer / New America Media, News Report, Laura McCandlish // photos: Amy Temple, Posted: Nov 22, 2013

In the fertile soil of Maine, a community of Somali refugees builds a new life.

After Obama Flip-Flop, California Stays Course On ACA

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

California will not allow insurance companies to offer substandard policies to their customers for another year.

Black Parents in L.A.: This Is What Our Kids Need to Succeed at School

New America Media, Video, text: George White // video: Min Lee, Posted: Nov 21, 2013

African American parents and members of the black media in Los Angeles gathered last week to discuss state education funding priorities.

In CA, Will New Education Funds Reach the Students Who Need It Most?

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Nov 20, 2013

Will school districts be held accountable for how they choose to spend new state dollars intended for California's neediest students?

As Winter Descends, Syrian Refugees Lack Vital Information

New America Media, First Person, Jamal Dajani, Posted: Nov 20, 2013

International aid is not reaching Syrian refugees located in remote regions, and access to information could be key to their survival.

Youth ‘Hackathon’ Offers Glimpse of Tech Industry’s Future

New America Media, News Report, Jay Rooney, Posted: Nov 20, 2013

Bay Area youth provided a snapshot of what society stands to gain from a more inclusive tech industry.

Harsh Immigration Policies Push Latino Majority Into Federal Prisons

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Nov 19, 2013

The spike, other numbers show, has been driven in large part by the federal government’s aggressive prosecution of immigration offenses.

In Yolanda’s Wake, Memories of Filipino Resiliency

New America Media, First Person, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Nov 19, 2013

In the aftermath of Yolanda, one Filipino immigrant finds solace in his own memories of growing up in the typhoon-ravaged country.

Surviving Climate Change

TomDispatch, News Analysis, Michael Klare, Posted: Nov 19, 2013

Is a green energy revolution on the global agenda?

DHS Halts Deportation of Certain Military Relatives

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Nov 18, 2013

A new memorandum issued by the Department of Homeland Security will now halt the deportation of spouses, parents and children of active duty service members, reservists, and veterans.

JFK’s Civil Rights Legacy- 50 Years of Myth and Fact

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Nov 18, 2013

If Kennedy had lived would he have fought hard for passage of the 1964 landmark civil rights bill?

Filipino Americans Ramp Up Typhoon Relief Efforts

New America Media, Video, Text: Odette Keeley, Video: Odette Keeley, Sean Shavers & Valerie Klinker , Posted: Nov 17, 2013

(UPDATED-Nov. 20) At a mass last Friday in San Francisco, Philippine consular officials to the city updated members of the audience on the latest disaster response to date.

Why I Never Told My Parents About My Postpartum Depression

New America Media, First Person, Sharline Chiang, Posted: Nov 17, 2013

One writer, who grappled with postpartum depression, explains why she hid it from her family.

November Issue: ‘Linsanity’ Revisits the Incredible Sports Phenomenon

Koream Magazine, News Feature, Young Rae Kim, Posted: Nov 16, 2013

Lin frankly states in the documentary that, if he had been African American, he would not have been overlooked.

Calif. Launches Ads to Boost Asian Enrollment in Health Exchange

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Nov 16, 2013

Although California has one-third of the nation’s enrollment in the exchange, the number of enrollees is still far short of its goal of 500,000.

When Cyberbullying Gets Real

Youth Radio, News Report, Bianca Brooks and Sophie Varon, Posted: Nov 16, 2013

Young people from New America Media and Youth Radio teamed up to discuss the complexities of cyberbullying.

Chinese Americans Not Satisfied with ABC and Kimmel’s Apologies

World Journal, News Report, Staff, Posted: Nov 15, 2013

Fifty thousand Chinese Americans rallied in 27 U.S. cities last Saturday to protest what they call racist comments made on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! show that airs on ABC.

Nonprofits Adapt to City's Changing Racial Makeup

New America Media/Richmond Pulse, News Feature, Chanelle Ignant, Posted: Nov 15, 2013

Only 120 of the 1,394 program participants at the nonprofit’s Richmond and San Pablo sites were African American, and only 85 were Asian or Pacific Islander

Politics & Income, Not Technology, Could Impede Mississippi’s ACA Outreach

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Nov 14, 2013

While much of the scrutiny of the Affordable Care Act has been focused on the technical glitches internet access is a major issue in Mississippi.

Yolanda Aftermath: Aid Delivery Picks Up Pace

Inquirer.net, News Report, Christian V. Esguerra, Marlon Ramos, Posted: Nov 14, 2013

The distribution of food, water and medicine to typhoon survivors here picked up speed on Thursday after a barrage of criticisms from aid workers.

International Media Hits Aquino Admin for Slow Relief

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Nov 14, 2013

Members of the international media covering the effects of super typhoon Yolanda in Visayas have slammed the Aquino administration for its slow distribution of relief goods and aid to the victims.

Taiwan President Urges People to Give Generously to Yolanda Victims

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Nov 14, 2013

Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou on Thursday called for more "generous" donations for Filipinos affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda from the Taiwanese people.

Is The Dominican Republic Legalizing Ethnic Cleansing?

New America Media, News Analysis, Louis Nevaer, Posted: Nov 14, 2013

The Dominican Republic’s Constitution Court ruling on September 23 to strip thousands of individuals born in that Caribbean island nation.

In Rep. McCarthy’s District, Two Communities Divided

New America Media/South Kern Sol, News Report, Erika Villaseñor, South Kern Sol, Posted: Nov 14, 2013

In Bakersfield, Calif., LGBTQ organizations and immigrant rights activists are not allies in the push for immigration reform.

Safety Net for Those Not Covered by ACA May Not Be There

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

Because there will be fewer uninsured people, California is cutting funding for county indigent care programs by $300 million.

Farm Worker Parents Voice Their School Funding Priorities

New America Media, News Report, Jesús Valenzuela Felix, Posted: Nov 13, 2013

A good number of the parents who were on hand in Salinas are farm workers, who said they rarely have opportunities to engage directly with school staff or district officials.

Samar Rep. Sarmiento Urges Decentralizing Relief Efforts for Yolanda Victims

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Nov 13, 2013

A Visayan lawmaker on Tuesday proposed the decentralization of relief efforts away from Manila and nearer to the typhoon-hit provinces of Leyte and Samar so aid will be delivered faster.

Vietnamese LGBT Groups Again Blocked from Annual Cultural Celebration

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Nov 13, 2013

For what will be the second year in a row Vietnamese LGBT groups will not be allowed to participate in the Westminster Tet Parade, an annual Chinese New Year Celebration in Orange County, Calif.

5 DAYS AFTER ‘YOLANDA’ "Who’s in charge here?"

Inquirer.net, News Report, Posted: Nov 13, 2013

Five days after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” flattened the central Philippines, thousands of victims were still crying out for food on Wednesday, their dead left rotting by the roadside, prompting CNN’s Anderson Cooper to declare that “there is no real evidence of organized recovery or relief.”

Youth Speak Out on Food Stamps Cuts

New America Media, First Person, We’Ced staff, Posted: Nov 13, 2013

Recent cuts to the food stamps program will affect roughly 4 million Californians, many of them children.

The Invisible Refugees - Internally Displaced People

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Nov 13, 2013

From Syria to Myanmar, internally displaced people face obstacles in accessing humanitarian assistance and media coverage.


New America Media, News Analysis, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Nov 12, 2013


Kimmel’s Shameful “Kill Everyone In China” Remarks

Asian Week, Commentary, Arthur Dong, Posted: Nov 12, 2013

Kimmel's demonstrative act of contrition has had a positive reception. We now wait for a similar act of sincere contrition from the management of ABC Entertainment.

'Yolanda' a Category 3 Disaster - WHO

ABS-CBN News, News Report, Posted: Nov 12, 2013

Recent similar Category 3 disasters include the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the Haiti earthquake in 2010.

Mad Rush Out of Tacloban After Typhoon

Philippine Daily Inquirer, News Report, Posted: Nov 12, 2013

Tacloban City is reduced to vast wasteland after the onslaught of super typhoon “Yolanda.”

Pinkberry Co-Founder Convicted of Assaulting Homeless Man

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

The deliberation lasted for over a day before finally reaching a guilty verdict for Young Lee, 48.

FACTS ON ETHNIC ELDERS: Social Security Denied to Many Ethnic Elders

New America Media, News Analysis, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Nov 12, 2013

Studies show many low-income and ethnic elders don’t qualify for Social Security, and advocates call for comprehensive reforms to “benefit us all.”

에이징 현황: 소수계 노인 사회 보장 혜택 저조

New America Media/Korea Times, News Report, Aruna Lee, Posted: Nov 12, 2013

“에이징 현황”은 아틀랜틱 필랜트로피스의 후원으로 소수계 노인의 현재와 미래에 대한 리서치 내용을 보도하는 월간 칼럼입니다.

MONITORIZAR LOS HECHOS: Seguro Social denegado a muchos ancianos étnicos

New America Media, News Analysis, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Nov 12, 2013

Los estudios demuestran que muchos ancianos étnicos y de bajos ingresos no califican para el Seguro Social, y los defensores piden reformas exhaustivas para "beneficiarnos a todos".

‘It’s About Life’ - Changing Korean Americans' View of Palliative Care

Korea Times/ New America Media, News Report, Aruna Lee, Posted: Nov 11, 2013

End of life care experts say the Korean American community can benefit from a "culturally sensitive" discussion on end of life care.

완화의료의 현주소와 방향

Korea Times/ New America Media, News Report, Aruna Lee, Posted: Nov 11, 2013

언제 닥칠지 모르는 사고나 재해에 대비하여 우리는 자동차 보험, 주택보험, 생명보험 등에 가입한다.

Filipino-Americans Gather Resources to Aid Typhoon Victims

Inquirer.net, News Report, Nimfa U. Rueda, Posted: Nov 10, 2013

Filipino-Americans were already planning fund drives and relief efforts to help victims of a typhoon in August when Yolanda struck.

RP Gov't Thanks Ms. Philippines, Boxer Donaire for Uplifting Typhoon Victims

Philippine News, News Report, Paticia Denise Chiu /LBG, GMA News, Posted: Nov 10, 2013

As international aid and sympathy pour in the Philippines in the wake of the devastation of Supertyphoon Haiyan/Yolanda including a reported initial U.S. aid of $100,000, the RP gov't is commending the winning performances of Miss Philippines Arida in the Miss Universe pageant, and boxer Donaire for bringing hope to their ravaged homeland.

Need for Keystone XL Erodes as U.S. Oil Floods Gulf Coast Refining Hub

Inside Climate News, News Report, Elizabeth Douglass, Posted: Nov 10, 2013

Many benefits being touted by Keystone supporters are being delivered by the domestic oil rush. 'It's become a political football more than anything.'

For Chinese Parents, Local Control is ‘Lost in Translation’

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Nov 09, 2013

Chinese-speaking parents in San Francisco say more needs to be done by the school district to enhance communication and engagement.

'Urban Terrorism' in Detroit and No One Noticed

The Root, News Report, Breanna Edwards, Posted: Nov 08, 2013

Three men were killed and six wounded in a Detroit shooting that highlights the "urban terrorism" plaguing black neighborhoods.

SF Ordinance Limiting Responses to ICE Holds Goes into Effect

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Nov 08, 2013

The San Francisco Due Process for All Ordinance went into effect Friday, limiting responses by local law enforcement to immigration hold requests. The ordinance was signed 30 days ago after two unanimous votes by the Board of Supervisors.

Can a 1-Percenter Save Troubled Mortgages?

Equal Voice News, Video, Maureen O'Hagan, Posted: Nov 08, 2013

Housing activists say Richmond's plan to use eminent domain to help struggling homeowners is "terrifying" Wall Street.

Entrevista con Napolitano sobre la diversidad, lo académico y los indocumentados en UC.

New America Media, Video, Peter Schurmann, Video by Jacob Simas, Posted: Nov 07, 2013

En septiembre Janet Napolitano asumió el cargo de presidenta del sistema de Universidades de California, la primera mujer en ocupar esa posición.

Senate Passes ENDA in Historic Vote

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

Senate lawmakers on Thursday passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), a bill that would make it illegal to discriminate against LGBT indviduals in the workplace.

Migrant Education Programs Make Saturday School a Family Affair

EdSource Today, News Report, Susan Frey, Posted: Nov 07, 2013

For children in California's migrant education programs, part of the federally funded Migrant Education Program, Saturday school is a family affair.

More Latinos Going to College, But They Aren't Graduating

La Opinión, News Report, Esmeralda Fabián-Romero, Posted: Nov 06, 2013

Although seven in 10 Latino high school graduates get into college, only 11 percent graduate.

TV Air Wars in VA Gov's Race? Sí. En Español? Not So Much

Sunlight Foundation Reporting Group, News Report, Peter Olsen-Phillips, Posted: Nov 06, 2013

Two of the biggest storylines in the Virginia race (aside from the much-publicized scandals) have been the role of women and Hispanic voters.

Programas educativos para migrantes hacen que la escuela del sábado sea un evento por toda la familia

New America Media, News Report, Susan Frey, Translated by the Los Angeles Unified Migrant Education Program, Posted: Nov 06, 2013

¿Clases los sábados? La mayoría de los estudiantes protestarían por tal intromisión en su tiempo libre.

Christie’s Tea Party Albatross

New America Media, News Analysis, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Nov 06, 2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's open march toward seeking the GOP presidential nomination could stumble if he fails to neutralize the Tea Party.

Exile is Punishment -- A Right to Counsel for Immigrant Detainees

New America Media, Commentary, Juan Rocha, Posted: Nov 06, 2013

The argument that deportation is not a punishment and that immigrant detainees are, therefore, not entitled to counsel lacks intellectual muscle.

Higher Ed. Not Paying Off for Black Men in the Job Market

The NorthStar News, News Report, Frederick Lowe, Posted: Nov 06, 2013

Although more black men have graduated from high school and college, their access to good-paying jobs has not increased.

Preach, Michelle: 5 Things We Want to Hear From the First Lady

The Root, News Analysis, Keli Goff, Posted: Nov 06, 2013

In her husband’s second term, we are hoping that a no-holds-barred Mrs. Obama will re-emerge.

Q&A: UC 신임 총장 나폴리타노 소수계, 서류미비 학생 위한 대안 논의

New America Media, Video, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Nov 05, 2013

지난 7월 전 미 국토안보부 장관 재닛 나폴리타노는 첫 여성 UC 신임총장에 취임됐다.

¿Quién le tiene miedo a los estándares comunes? No California

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Translated by Liz Gonzalez, Posted: Nov 05, 2013

Las escuelas de California se están acercando a la plena aplicación de los estándares comunes.


New America Media, Video, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Nov 05, 2013

從今年九月起前國土安全部( Homeland Security )部長珍妮‧納波利塔諾(Janet Napolitano) 接任加州大學總校長職務, 納波利塔諾亦是加大首位女校長。

After Months of Denials, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Admits to Crack Cocaine Use 'in a Drunken Stupor'

Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Nov 05, 2013

Toronto police have been claiming for days that they have video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine.

2013 is Probably One of the Most Successful Years in Black Cinema

Carib Press, News Report, Posted: Nov 05, 2013

In 2000, he made his movie debut in John Singletons’ groundbreaking film “Baby Boy” and has successfully shifted his formidable charisma and professional prowess from music to movies. Seamlessly transitioning between action and drama, he has amassed a body of work that includes “Four Brothers,” Waist Deep” “Transformers” and the upcoming African American drama “Black Nativity” alongside Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Mary J. Blige, Nas and Vondie Curtis-Hall.

Study: Racists More Likely To Own Guns

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Nov 05, 2013

According to a recent Gallup Poll, 50 percent of gun owners in the U.S. are white men compared to just 21 percent of all black people, even though they are disproportionately effected by of gun-related homicides.

Middle East Failing to Protect Domestic Workers

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

The Middle East depends heavily on domestic workers, but trails other regions in adopting critical reforms to protect their rights.

Many Poor Blacks in the South Will Remain Uninsured

The Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Nov 05, 2013

Even if healthcare.gov, worked perfectly, more than five million poor, uninsured adults, many of them Black, will continue to go without coverage

Policy Researchers Blast LA’s Incarceration Rate

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Nov 05, 2013

Public policy researchers are calling for an overhaul of Louisiana’s mandatory sentencing laws in a new report that blasts the state’s high incarceration rate.

‘It’s Chaos When They Return Home’ -- Children and Parents Speak About Reentry

New America Media, Video, Anna Challet, Video by Jean Melesaine, Posted: Nov 05, 2013

More than one in ten children nationwide have a parent under criminal supervision. One in fifteen African American children has a parent who is currently in prison.

Q&A: Napolitano On Diversity, Academics and the Undocumented at U.C.

New America Media, Video, Peter Schurmann, Video by Jacob Simas, Posted: Nov 05, 2013

UC President Janet Napolitano says it was the promise of the California dream, which is really the “American Dream on steroids,” that drew her to the state.

Outrage in California City After Youth's Death

Radio Bilingüe, News Report, Posted: Nov 04, 2013

Santa Rosa, Calif. is in mourning after the death last week of the young boy Andy López at the hands of a county sheriff.

South Korea Demands Japan Delete YouTube Video Claiming Dokdo

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Nov 04, 2013

South Korea is demanding the removal of a video clip posted on a Japanese government website via YouTube that claims the Liancourt Rocks as Japanese territory.

Immigration Activists Continue to Fight on All Fronts

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Nov 04, 2013

October was a busy month on the streets for comprehensive immigration reform backers—but it was quiet in on the floor of the House.

Foundation to Create Black Research Group

NNPA , News Report, Posted: Nov 04, 2013

The Philadelphia Prostate Cancer Foundation is striving to raise $400,000 to launch the first African American prostate cancer research group. PCF officials say this is the first effort of its kind in the country.

Is the Room at the top of Civil Rights Organizations for Men Only?

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

The Achilles' Heel of civil rights organizations has always been the quiet and destructive sexism within their ranks.

Oakland Parent to Schools: ‘Don’t Forget Inner-City Kids’

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

More than 200 Oakland residents attended a forum this week to tell school officials how school funds should be spent.

California Chinese Forums Provide Straight Talk on Obamacare

New America Media, Question & Answer, Summer Chiang, Posted: Nov 03, 2013

Chinese Americans crowding into two recent forums by Sing Tao Daily got expert answers on their concerns about Obamacare. Here’s a Q&A on what they learned.

30 Years Later, Remembering Grenada's 'Socialist Experiment'

The Washington Informer, News Feature, Barrington M. Salmon, Posted: Nov 02, 2013

People enamored by the revolution came to the island, intrigued by being able to see the socialist experiment unfolding.

El Diario NY: Bill de Blasio for Mayor

El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, Posted: Nov 01, 2013

Editors of New York's El Diario/La Prensa endorsed Democrat Bill de Blasio for mayor of New York Friday.

On Dia de los Muertos, Mourning a Neighborhood

New America Media / Richmond Pulse, Commentary, Edgardo Cervano-Soto, Posted: Nov 01, 2013

In the same way the colors of the murals in the Mission District are fading, the culture of a community is at risk of disappearing.

Could California Get a New Crop of Green Republicans?

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Nov 01, 2013

An environmental scorecard released this week shows that scores for California Republicans have improved dramatically.