Ethnic Media Broke Silence, Filled News Gaps in 2013

New America Media, News Analysis, NAM Editors, Posted: Dec 31, 2013

Ethnic Media editors and reporters weigh in on the stories that mattered the most to their communities in 2013.

For Some Campesinos, Winter Is Farming Season

New America Media, Photo Essay, David Bacon, Posted: Dec 31, 2013

The farming season is coming to an end on California's central coast, but not for all campesinos.

Q&A: Miya Yoshitani On California's Clean Energy Future

New America Media, Question & Answer, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Dec 31, 2013

The executive director of Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) spoke to NAM about the nexus of environmental and economic justice.

Inmigrantes y transgénero: Minoría al cuadrado

Al Día/New America Media, News Feature, Arturo Varela, Posted: Dec 30, 2013

Tres mujeres, transgénero, latinas, cuentan sus historias.

A Double Minority -- Portraits of Transgender Immigrants

Al Día/New America Media, News Feature, Arturo Varela, Posted: Dec 30, 2013

Three transgender Latinas tell their immigration stories and reflect on the drama that thousands of people like them experience in the U.S.

As the Chance for Comprehensive Reform Fades, DREAMers Face a Tough Choice

PRI's The World, News Report, Jason Margolis, Posted: Dec 29, 2013

Young undocumented immigrants say passing a DREAM Act without other reforms would be a “bittersweet victory.”

Love Knows No Borders -- The LGBT Battle for Immigration Reform

New America Media, Op-ed, John A. Nechman, Posted: Dec 28, 2013

The fight for comprehensive immigration reform must be part of the LGBT rights agenda.

Quién paga más por la energía en California?

Vida en el Valle, News Report, Juan Esparza Loera, Posted: Dec 27, 2013

En el Valle Central, donde las tasas de pobreza y de desempleo son las más altas del estado, el alto costo de la energía es una gran preocupación.

Who Pays Most for California's Energy?

Vida en el Valle, News Report, Juan Esparza Loera, Posted: Dec 27, 2013

A new law could bring relief to poor families that pay high electricity rates in California's Central Valley.

Uruguay Is First Country to Legalize Marijuana Trade

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

President José Mujica quietly signed into law a bill on Tuesday that makes Uruguay the first country to legalize the growing, sale and smoking of marijuana.

22 Year-Old Black Student Elected to Miss. House of Reps

The Afro-American Newspapers, News Report, Posted: Dec 26, 2013

Jeramey Anderson, a 22-year-old African American college student, was sworn in Dec. 6 as a member of the Mississippi House.

Pain, Pain Go Away: Palliative Care for San Francisco Elders Goes Beyond Meds

Central City Extra/New America Media, News Feature, John Burks , Posted: Dec 26, 2013

San Francisco’s Tenderloin low-income neighborhood has long provided palliative care through a wide range of comforting services going beyond medicine.

’Tis the Season for Black Nonprofits to Suffer

The Root, News Analysis, Janell Ross, Posted: Dec 25, 2013

African Americans are cheerful givers, but the donations go mostly to church, leaving other institutions in need.

A Christmas Engagement, New Year Wedding for Fil-Am Gay Couple US Bureau/New America Media, News Report, Vivian Zalvidea Araullo, Posted: Dec 25, 2013

This is Jay Mercado and Shirley Tan’s first Christmas as an engaged couple -- four years after immigration agents tried to deport Tan.

Is Christmas Becoming Too Commercial?

Loop 21, News Analysis, Posted: Dec 24, 2013

A new poll from the Pew Research Center surveyed how Americans celebrate the season and found that more than any other winter holiday, Christmas reigns supreme. According to Pew, 90 percent of Americans celebrate Christmas, including 80 percent of non-Christians.

Number of Black-Owned TV Stations Plummets to Zero

New America Media, Commentary, Joseph Torres and S. Derek Turner, Posted: Dec 24, 2013

We just experienced a shameful milestone in the history of U.S. media — and barely anyone noticed.

A Better Deal for Kids in the Budget? Democrats and Republicans Say Yes

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Dec 24, 2013

A new poll released by First Focus and MomsRising finds that both Democrats and Republicans oppose cuts to children’s programs.

Wisconsin Gov. Walker Takes 'Big Step Backward' With Mascot Bill

Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Dec 23, 2013

On Thursday, Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) signed a controversial “mascot” bill making it harder to force public schools to drop tribal, Native nicknames.

Opponents of Mariana Islands Military Testing Fire Back on Social Media

International Examiner, News Report, Posted: Dec 23, 2013

People all over the world have taken to social networking sites to express outrage over the U.S. military’s plans to house a live-fire training location in the Mariana Islands.

San Francisco Firm Looks to Humanize Tech

New America Media, News Report, Jay Rooney, Posted: Dec 23, 2013

Tiffany Apczynski is director of Social Responsibility at Zen Desk, a San Francisco startup working to soften the impact of the latest tech boom on the city's neediest.

FACTS ON ETHNIC ELDERS: Study Shows Racial Gap in Pension, Retirement Savings

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

Ethnic workers face severe challenges in preparing for retirement,” says a new study, and need Social Security to be expanded, not cut.

Un Estudio Muestra la Brecha Racial en Pensiones, Ahorros para el Retiro

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

La gente de color enfrenta particularmente graves desafíos en la preparación para la jubilación”, afirma un nuevo informe.

'Shy Guy' to YouTube Star -- David Choi Charting New Frontiers

Koream Journal, News Feature, Ada Tseng, Posted: Dec 22, 2013

Singer/songwriter/video producer David Choi is a pioneer in the YouTube music scene, and he’s helped pave the way for independent artists to be seen, heard and compensated.

Angelhack CEO’s ‘Anti-Poor’ Rants Earn Ire of SF Fil-Ams, News Report, Vivian Zalvidea Araullo, Posted: Dec 21, 2013

Leaders of nonprofit agencies that serve low-income Filipino immigrants are demanding more than an apology from the tech startup CEO.

No Longer Illegal -- Good Morning America Drops ‘i-Word’

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

Immigrant rights advocates say Good Morning America's decision to use the term "undocumented Americans" is part of a larger media trend.

Muslim Americans Debate Celebrating Christmas

Arab American News, News Report, Samer Hijazi, Posted: Dec 20, 2013

A growing number of Muslim Americans have begun engaging in Christmas festivities, though some insist on keeping to Islamic traditions.

Q&A: Common Core an Education ‘Re-set’ for African-American Students

New America Media, Question & Answer, None, Posted: Dec 20, 2013

Black Alliance for Educational Options President Kenneth Campbell says the Common Core standards will help "push the envelope" for all students.

Bleak Future of Long-Term Care Funding America Media , News Analysis, Wallace Roberts, Posted: Dec 20, 2013

Experts agree that partisanship doomed to failure Congress’ commission charged with helping cover long-term care for elders and disabled Americans.

Black Art Student ‘Lynches’ 2 White Men in Art Project

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Dec 19, 2013

An African-American Sacramento State University student has the school in an uproar after she simulated two white men being lynched from a tree on campus.

Estándares comunes - Cerrando la brecha académica del logro en matemáticas

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Translated by Liz Gonzalez, Posted: Dec 19, 2013

Los defensores de las nuevas Estándares estatales esenciales comunes sostienen que su adopción podría ayudar a cerrar esa brecha y traer una cierta equidad al paisaje de matemáticas.

Bringing Broadband to Detroit

Michigan Citizen, News Report, David Alexander Bullock, Posted: Dec 19, 2013

Detroit has an opportunity to turn its situation around by embracing technology and re-inventing itself as the “Technology Hub of the Midwest.”

Credit Card Debt Higher for U.S. Black Middle Class, Study Finds

The NorthStar News, News Report, Posted: Dec 19, 2013

African Americans have been pummeled by the recent financial crisis, including facing the most adverse consequences of credit card debt and higher interest rates.

Research: Art Activities Preserve Health, Heritage for Ethnic Elders

Navajo Times/New America Media , News Feature, Colleen Keane, Posted: Dec 19, 2013

New studies show that elders active in the arts, such as traditional Navajo weaving, are stay healthier than less active seniors.

5 Viral Hoaxes We Fell For in 2013

Loop 21, News Report, Posted: Dec 18, 2013

Some of you might have shared these made-up stories yourself. Here are some of the best (worst?) Internet hoaxes we fell for in 2013.

Three Feathers Casino Verdict a Victory for All Indians

Indian Country Today Media Network, News Report, Posted: Dec 18, 2013

Can Indians still make decisions for themselves on their own homeland? That question was recently deliberated in a case involving four men from the Akwesasne Reserve.

"Mock eviction" Pro-Palestinian Stunt Causes Stir at UM-Ann Arbor

The Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Dec 18, 2013

About 1,500 University of Michigan students were startled this week after waking up on Tuesday morning with eviction notices under their doors at six dormitories across campus.

Need for More Tar Sands Imports Called Into Question

Inside Climate News, News Report, Posted: Dec 18, 2013

In 2040, domestic crude oil output will still be higher than it is today. Will the country's shifting energy picture affect Keystone XL's prospects?

Letter from Cairo: Arab Winter and Revolutionary Regrets

New America Media, News Report, Andrew Lam, Posted: Dec 18, 2013

It’s a phrase you hear often in Egypt. “Before the revolution” things were bad but manageable. After the revolution, hope has turned to fragmentation and fear.

The Grinches Who Stole Jobless Benefits

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Dec 17, 2013

Over four million Americans have been unemployed for 26 weeks or more. That’s a higher number than it was back in 2008, when Congress created the emergency program for the longterm unemployed. This is a striking fact that ought to make plain how critical the situation is for millions of Americans today.

Technology, Falling Literacy Writing End to Black-Owned Bookstores

The NorthStar News, News Report, Frederick Lowe, Posted: Dec 17, 2013

In the 1970s and 1980s, more than 1,000 black-owned bookstores were in business in the United States. Now only slightly more than 100 remain open.

Personas transgénero que buscan asilo político enfrentan “puerta giratoria” de deportaciones

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Dec 17, 2013

Las mujeres transgénero que buscan asilo político en Estados Unidos enfrentan desafíos que las vuelven más vulnerables a la deportación y re-victimización.

Study Finds Some Asian American Pacific American Poverty Invisible

AA Press, News Report, Posted: Dec 17, 2013

In September 2013, the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (CAPACD), Asian American Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP), and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco hosted a briefing on growing poverty in the AAPI community.

For Some English Learners, Math Fluency Transcends Language

South Kern Sol/New America Media, Commentary, Nancy Lopez and Daniel Jimenez, Posted: Dec 17, 2013

Many EL students discover a fluency in numbers made possible thanks to exposure in their home countries, where math instruction can outpace levels in the U.S.

Wind and Solar Power Best for Navajo Nation

Indian Country, Commentary, Wahleah Johns, Posted: Dec 17, 2013

Navajo Nation risks missing a window to build and provide job-and revenue-generating clean power.

Class Action Lawsuit Seeks to limit Mandatory Detention of immigrants in California

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Dec 16, 2013

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus ("Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus") and the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (ACLU-NC), with co-counsel Keker Van Nest LLP, filed a statewide class action lawsuit Thursday to challenge the current federal policy of detaining certain immigrants without giving them the opportunity to prove they pose no flight risk or danger to the public.

Federal Jury Acquits New Orleans Police Officer

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Dec 16, 2013

Former NOPD officer David Warren, the cop who killed an unarmed Henry Glover outside a Westbank strip mall just days after Hurricane Katrina and was sentenced to almost 26 years in 2010, was released from prison Wednesday after a mostly white jury found him not guilty.

Extreme Cold Weather Straining Natural Gas Supply

EGP News, News Report, Posted: Dec 16, 2013

A severe cold spell across the United States is straining natural gas supplies, prompting a local utility company to call on its customers to take steps now to conserve usage in order to ensure adequate natural gas supplies during in the months ahead.

Common Core -- Closing the Math Achievement Gap

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Dec 16, 2013

U.S. students’ poor showing in international rankings of math proficiency signal a growing barrier to upward mobility for the nation’s low-income and minority students.

For Her Devotees, 'La Virgen' Offers Hope

South Kern Sol, New America Media, First Person, Daniel Jimenez, Posted: Dec 15, 2013

Every year on December 12th, millions of devotees on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Md. Housing Advocates Hopeful for Badly Needed Anti-Bias Legislation, News Report, Zenitha Prince, Posted: Dec 15, 2013

Thousands of Marylanders, mostly African-American, are denied housing based on their source of income, but efforts to mitigate such discrimination are making headway.

Why Workers Are Striking: Prosperity Hasn't Trickled Down

New America Media, Commentary, Li Lovett, Posted: Dec 14, 2013

The grievances of McDonald's and Walmart employees reflect the struggle of all workers; they can't make ends for their families with one -- even two -- full-time incomes.

Transgender Asylum Seekers Face Deportation ‘Revolving Door’

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Dec 14, 2013

Transgender women seeking asylum in the United States face hurdles that make them vulnerable to deportation and re-victimization.

North Korea Executes Kim Jong-un’s Uncle

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Dec 13, 2013

North Korea announced Friday that the disgraced uncle of its leader, Kim Jong-un, has been executed as a “traitor for all ages.”

Navajo “Star Wars” Released on DVD

Navajo Times , News Report, Bill Donovan, Posted: Dec 13, 2013

Just in time for the holidays, Star Wars is newly offered on DVD as the fist motion picture dubbed into an American Indian language, Navajo.

New Resources, Old Obstacles for Vets With PTSD

South Kern Sol / New America Media, News Report, Alfredo Camacho, Posted: Dec 13, 2013

Today's veterans benefit from a greater awareness of PTSD than existed during the Vietnam War-era, yet challenges remain.

Suspension Rates Extremely High for Black Students in S.F.

Center for Public Integrity, News Report, Susan Ferris, Posted: Dec 13, 2013

Black youth are only 8 percent of high school students in San Francisco, but account for 50 percent of "willful defiance" suspensions.

If Mandela was on FBI's Terrorist Watchlist, Who Else Could Be?

Chicago Reporter, News Report, Rui Kaneya, Posted: Dec 13, 2013

The FBI's Terrorist Screening Center is estimated to have at least 700,000 people on its watchlist.

Pacquiao: Unpaid $18 Million in U.S. Taxes?, News Report, Edwin Espejo, Posted: Dec 12, 2013

A report is out that the U.S. Internal Revenue Service is running after Philippine boxing icon and legislator Manny Pacquiao for unpaid taxes to the tune of $18.3 million (USD).

Despite ACA Eligibility, Many Inland Empire Youth Remain Uninsured

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram // video by Michael Lozano for VoiceWaves, Posted: Dec 12, 2013

35,000 children in San Bernardino County are uninsured, but health advocates say education can reduce that number dramatically.

Increased Vaccinations May Cut Preventable Deaths, Officials Say

News & Observer / New America Media, News Report, Thomas Goldsmith, Posted: Dec 12, 2013

New emphasis on adult vaccinations can help cut 50,000 preventable deaths from the flue and other diseases, say public health officials.

For LGBT Asians, Changes Back Home Offer Hope

New America Media, News Report, Xiaoqing Rong, Posted: Dec 11, 2013

Evolving attitudes toward homosexuality in Asia give some LGBT Asian Americans hope for greater acceptance within their U.S. communities.

Lessons of a Former Bully

We'Ced Youth Media / New America Media, First Person, Diego Sandoval, Posted: Dec 11, 2013

A self-described former "bully" explores the complex factors that cause some youth to become bullies, and others to be victims.

In Chicago, a Fight to Redistribute Surplus Cash

Equal Voice News, News Report, Keith Griffith, Posted: Dec 11, 2013

In an effort to keep low-income residents from being pushed out, neighborhood activists in Chicago hope to tap unused tax revenue.

Surgeon Repairs Heart with Pioneering Stem Cell Procedure

India West, News Report, Posted: Dec 10, 2013

Indian American heart surgeon and researcher Amit N. Patel has developed a way to use a patient’s own DNA to treat damaged heart muscles and arteries.

Architect Says Ancient Indigenous Solar Technology Can Free Us From Oil

Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Dec 10, 2013

Solar power can deliver heat not only more efficiently than oil but also at a much lower cost—and, writes an architect in the Staten Island Advance newspaper of New York City, ancient Indigenous Peoples are the ones to show us how.

Many Uninsured African Americans Will Benefit From Obamacare But Not in Atlanta

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Dec 10, 2013

Gov. Deal’s decision will cost the state about $4.9 billion in 2022 according to a report from the Commonwealth Fund. Since the Medicaid expansion is funded through our taxes, Georgia taxpayers — and those from all 24 other states that plan to refuse the federal funding — will essentially be paying the Medicaid costs for people in the states that are willing to take the federal subsidies to expand the pool without receiving the same benefits themselves.

By Excluding Millions, Health Care Reform Falls Short

New America Media, Op-ed, Linda Leu, Posted: Dec 10, 2013

The 65th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is an appropriate time to consider those excluded from the Affordable Care Act.

LGBT Activists Join Fast for Immigrant Families

New America Media, News Report, Sharita Gruberg, Posted: Dec 10, 2013

LGBT activists expressed solidarity with the immigrant rights movement by joining a fast for immigration reform.

The Economic Value of Family Eldercare--$3 Trillion

Marketplace/New America Media , News Report, Chris Farrell, Posted: Dec 09, 2013

NAM Deck: The economic value of unpaid family eldercare is enormous, says the MetLife Foundation, which calculated the cost of care for aging parents.

Honoring Nelson Mandela

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

Nelson Mandela, former political prisoner, South African president, and Nobel Prize recipient has passed.

Black Community Raises Issue of Racial Profiling as University of Minnesota Deals With Increased Crime Alerts

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

With the recent string of crime alerts emailed to the University of Minnesota student body, the black community has an additional safety concern: racial profiling.

A Struggle’s Echo, from South Africa to Brazil

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Dec 09, 2013

Mandela was jailed for 27 years under charges of treason and that he had left the country illegally.

Fil-Am Groups Appeal for TPS for Undocumented Pinoys

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Dec 09, 2013

TPS lasts for a period of 6 to 18 months and can be extended if conditions continue to support the designation.

One-Third of Korean Americans are Smokers, Study Says

Koream Journal, News Feature, Young Rae Kim, Posted: Dec 09, 2013

A new report suggests that tobacco continues its tight grip on the Korean American community, with a disturbing increase in second-generation female smokers, in particular.

Moon Goddess and Jade Rabbit: How Science and Spirituality Commingle

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Dec 09, 2013

Galileo, Newton, Einstein and the like revealed a universe more startling than any ancient myth could describe.

Parents Know Little About Funding Law But Want to Get Involved

Edsource, News Report, Susan Frey, Posted: Dec 08, 2013

Parents are eager to get involved in school district spending decisions, but underscores the need for districts to actively engage parents if they are to fulfill their new role.

New Orleans Struggles to Provide For Special-Needs Students

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Kari Harden, Posted: Dec 08, 2013

When Kelly Fisher moved to New Orleans four years ago, she never imagined finding a school for her son would be such a battle.

Power to Forgive: Mandela’s Death and Babri Demolition Anniversary

First Post, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Dec 07, 2013

We are far away from forgiveness because we are far away from truth. Mandela in his death gives us occasion to think about this.

For Communities of Color in New Mexico, Barriers to Health Coverage Remain

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Dec 06, 2013

As New Mexico heads toward full implementation of the Affordable Care Act, some advocates worry that the state isn’t doing enough to make sure that communities of color aren’t left behind.

Growing Up in the Shadow of Nelson Mandela

New America Media, Commentary, Louis Freedberg, Posted: Dec 06, 2013

As a teenager growing up in Cape Town in the 1960s, a favorite weekend activity was climbing to the top of Table Mountain, the glorious promontory at the end of the African continent.

"Genio de Fundaciónes" toma cargo de la Fundación Ford

New America Media, Question & Answer, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Dec 06, 2013

En septiembre de 2013, Darren Walker se convirtió en el decimo presidente, y el segundo Afro-Americano, de la Fundación Ford, la segunda organización filantrópica más grande de EE.UU., cual dona $500 millones anuales.

Menos niños sin seguro, pero la cobertura de los niños latinos se queda atrás

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Dec 06, 2013

Un nuevo informe muestra que el número de niños sin seguro médico en los Estados Unidos está disminuyendo, sobre todo entre las personas que viven por debajo del umbral de pobreza. Pero todavía hay más de 5 millones de niños sin seguro médico en el país, y siguen siendo desproporcionadamente latino.

For Texas Legislators, Children of Color ‘Not a Priority,’ Say Advocates

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Dec 06, 2013

Advocates from around Texas met in San Antonio for a press briefing convened by New America Media, La Fe Policy Center, the University of Texas at San Antonio’s College of Public Policy, and KidsWell Texas.

Nelson Mandela 1932-2013: South Africa Prepares its Goodbye

The Root, News Report, Stephen A. Crockett Jr., Posted: Dec 06, 2013

As the world mourns the death of Mandela, South Africa must steady itself for the logistical nightmare of a series of high-profile events that will culminate in the former president's burial.

Blaming ‘Techies’ for Housing Crisis Misses Bigger Picture

New America Media, Commentary, Jay Rooney, Posted: Dec 06, 2013

Tech workers are easily blamed for the Bay Area's housing and gentrification issues, but there are larger forces at play.

Huff Post 'Voces' Striving to Win Over Latino Readers Online

New America Media, News Report, Maya Kosover, Posted: Dec 06, 2013

"Voces" editorial director Gabriel Lerner believes he has discovered the key to winning over young, Latino readers.


New America Media, Question & Answer, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Dec 05, 2013

編者按:在2013年9月達倫﹒沃克(Darren Walker) 成為了福特基金會(Ford Foundation)第10任總裁,他同時也是會內第二位非裔會長。福特基金會是全美第二大的慈善機構,每年提供5億美元的捐贈。沃克最初從事法律和銀行工作,在跨足慈善事業前,沃克曾擔任紐約一家非營利機構的首席運營官。在2010年擔任福特基金會副總裁前,他曾任職於洛克菲勒基金會(Rockefeller Foundation)。本篇文章是沃克在其紐約辦公室接受新美國傳媒國際記者艾布韓(Khalil Abdullah)的專訪。

El ‘Hackathon’ de Jóvenes Ofrece un Vistazo al Futuro de la Industria

New America Media, News Report, Jay Rooney, Posted: Dec 05, 2013

Un grupo de jóvenes se reunieron en Oakland para el “Level the Coding Field Hackathon”.

新美國傳媒專訪加州大學總校長珍妮‧納波利塔諾(Janet Napolitano):關於加州大學的多元性、學術性以及無證學生

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Dec 05, 2013

編者按: 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。 目前納波利塔諾監管加大十個校區、五個醫療中心以及三個實驗室,並統籌240億美元的資金。 納波利塔諾接受新美國傳媒教育記者夏爾曼(Peter Schurmann) 專訪, 文內影音由新美國傳媒影音編輯及青少年媒體聯繫人史馬斯 (Jacob Simas)製作。

Mourning an Icon: Nelson Mandela Dead at 95

The Root, Profile, Monee Fields-White, Posted: Dec 05, 2013

The former South African president, who spent 27 years in prison for fighting apartheid, has died.

Korean American Immigration Activists on Hunger Strike in Washington

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

There are few gestures as powerful as fasting for a cause, and a group of community organizers, labor leaders and activists are fasting at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., vowing to continue until immigration reform is passed.

In Wake of Typhoon Haiyan, Relief Efforts Still Slow

International Examiner, News Report, Posted: Dec 05, 2013

Weeks after Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines, killing at least 7,000 people and destroying the livelihoods of as many as 12 million more, relief efforts continue to appear disorganized and ineffective, according to sources from local organizations.

NY Councilwoman: Racial Tension Between Blacks and Jews Behind ‘Knockout Game’

The Root, News Report, Posted: Dec 05, 2013

One Brooklyn, N.Y., councilwoman is pointing to continuing racial tensions between the black and Jewish communities in her neighborhood as the reason behind the "knockout-game" attacks.

Gov. Christie Supports Tuition Equity for DREAMers, but Won’t Sign Tuition Equity Bill

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Dec 05, 2013

New Jersey governor and rumored GOP presidential hopeful Chris Christie says he supports tuition equity for undocumented immigrant students, just not S2479, the New Jersey DREAM Act passed by the state legislature last month which would offer that very benefit.

Calif. City Next to Tighten Laws on e-Cigarettes

Richmond Confidential, News Report, Nancy DeVille, Posted: Dec 05, 2013

Richmond, Calif. councilmembers voted Tuesday night to expand its smoking ban to include the battery operated devices.

For Ethnic Baby Boomers, Health Equals Wealth

Sarasota Herald Tribune, News Report, Barbara Peters Smith, Posted: Dec 05, 2013

Five years after the Great Recession scrambled boomers’ retirement plans, the key to their affording to get old is not their wealth, but how healthy and wise they are.

For Latinos, Death Takes a Holiday

Hispanic Link News Service/New America Media, News Analysis, José de la Isla , Posted: Dec 05, 2013

As scientists learn to extend lives, they say the main goal is prolonging the period of healthy life—an aim of special interest to Latinos.

Por Latinos, La Muerte se da un Descanso

Hispanic Link News Service/New America Media, News Analysis, José de la Isla , Posted: Dec 04, 2013

Cientificos examinan la extension de vida, y como prevenir las enfermedades cronicas. Un gran beneficio para la comunidad Latina.

One Doctor Calls for ‘an Ounce of Prevention Over an Ounce of Maggi’ in Haiti

New America Media, Commentary, Palav Babaria, Posted: Dec 04, 2013

Multinational corporations are exporting processed food with high-salt content that is worsening health in impoverished countries.

Nonprofit Whisperer Takes Helm at Ford Foundation

New America Media, Question & Answer, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Dec 04, 2013

Darren Walker became the second African American to take the helm of America’s second largest philanthropy organization with $500 million in annual giving.

California’s SHOP is Open for Business

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Dec 03, 2013

The state’s Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) helps small business owners select health plans for employees.

For One Young Latino, Cancer Means Never Give Up

La Opinion/New America Media, News Feature, Araceli Martínez Ortega , Posted: Dec 03, 2013

Life-threatening cancer is not only for the old. But one young Latino’s quality of life is in his family, his bike and the aid of palliative care.

Homeless and Migrant: Delhi’s Unlikely New Voting Bloc

FirstPost, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Dec 03, 2013

Ahead of India's general elections due next year, one commentator highlights one of Delhi’s fastest growing voting blocs: Migrants.

Cuidado Paliativo Ayuda a Enfermos Sin Cura

La Opinion / New America Media, News Report, Araceli Martínez Ortega, Posted: Dec 02, 2013

A diferencia de los cuidados de hospicio, el cuidado paliativo comienza mucho más temprano y puede ayudar a los pacientes gravemente enfermos a vivir mejor.

When Love Prevails - Latino Families at the Center of Immigrant and LGBT Rights

New America Media, Op-ed, Dave Montez, Posted: Dec 02, 2013

A growing number of LGBT organizations are standing with the immigrant rights community in a broad coalition fighting to ensure comprehensive reform.

Cuando prevalece el amor - Familias latinas al centro de los derechos de inmigrantes y LGBT

New America Media, Op-ed, Dave Montez, Posted: Dec 02, 2013

Crecer en un pequeño pueblo rural en Colorado y saber que eres gay no es fácil. Lo hice con el amor y el apoyo de una familia increíble, pero su camino a la aceptación no estaba sin sus baches y desvíos.

亞裔同志辦結婚綠卡 團體打通“父母關”

New America Media, News Report, Rong Xiaoqing, Posted: Dec 01, 2013


The Central African Republic and Africa's Impotence

Black Star News, Editorial, Posted: Dec 01, 2013

With violence raging in the Central African Republic, its former colonial master France is again poised to stand in where other African nations will not.

Muslim Ethnic Media Helps Young Physician’s Campaign for a New Heart

New America Media, News Report, Brigitta Kinadi, Posted: Dec 01, 2013

Muslim media in the U.S. helped connect Maria Haroon, who suffers from a rare heart condition, to communities "most likely" to come to her aid.

One Fountain of Youth -- Hold the Snake Oil

Sarasota Herald Tribune/New America Media, News Report, Barbara Peters Smith, Posted: Dec 01, 2013

"Geroscience" doesn't promise extend life, necessarily, but vast improvements in how later live feels. But scientists warn of "snake-oil" frauds promising longevity elixers.