Q&A: Will Classroom Technology Help English Language Learners?

New America Media, Question & Answer, Irene Florez, Posted: Feb 28, 2014

A leading expert on children and technology says digital devices in the classroom can help open new avenues of learning for ELL students.




Black British Presence Will Share Spotlight at Academy Awards

The Northstar News & Analysis, News Report, Frederick Lowe, Posted: Feb 27, 2014

The 2014 Academy Awards will feature a strong black British presence in American films.




South Dakota Lawmakers Call for Ban on Sex-Selective Abortions Due to Asian Immigrants

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Feb 27, 2014

State lawmakers in South Dakota voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill banning sex-selective abortions, saying rising numbers of Asian immigrants could lead to greater abortions based on gender.




디트로이트 시민권 캠페인 증가

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Translated by Aruna Lee, Posted: Feb 27, 2014

파밍톤 힐즈, 미시간—폴란드 이민자로 영어도 서툴며, 시민권 시험을 통과 못할 거라는 두려움 등으로 바바라 코차넥(72세)은 미 시민권자가 되는 꿈을 포기하기 직전이었다.




Obama’s ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Initiative Has Promise

New America Media, Commentary, David Muhammad, Posted: Feb 27, 2014

Today at the White House, President Obama will formally launch his promising new initiative to effectuate meaningful change in the Black community.




Fall of Bitcoin Exposes Techno-Libertarian Folly

New America Media, Commentary, Jay Rooney, Posted: Feb 27, 2014

The collapse of bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox points to a larger flaw in the worldview of some of Silicon Valley's tech elites.




Minority Groups Key to Comcast Time Warner Merger

The Center for Public Integrity, News Report, Jason McLure, Posted: Feb 27, 2014

Support from minority and civil rights groups are key to winning regulatory approval for Comcast's proposed buyout of Time Warner.




Campaña de Ciudadanía se Intensifica en Detroit

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Feb 26, 2014

La Campaña de Nuevos Americanos de Detroit es una coalición de seis agencias locales que ofrecen asistencia gratuita para ayudar a las personas con permiso de residencia como ella solicitar la ciudadanía.




Crisis Continues in Venezuela

VOXXI, News Report, Danielle Restuccia, Posted: Feb 26, 2014

Far from easing up, the political unrest in Venezuela seems to be intensifying.




Capture of El Chapo a Major Victory for Mexico

VOXXI, News Report, Posted: Feb 26, 2014

Guzmán, once declared by Forbes as one of the richest men on Earth, was the effective ruler of a parallel narco-terrorist state covering large swaths of Mexico.




Fighting on Two Fronts -- Arizona Latinos Stand Against Anti-Gay Bill

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernandez, Posted: Feb 26, 2014

For Latinos in Arizona, a bill that critics say would discriminate against gays and lesbians is reminiscent of earlier attempts to criminalize immigrants.




Beyond Black History

New America Media, News Report, Nick Patterson, Posted: Feb 26, 2014

Black History Month is an appropriate time to begin an examination of the roots of poverty in America.




Mahmoud Abbas' Last Hurrah

New America Media, News Analysis, Jamal Dajani, Posted: Feb 26, 2014

Twenty years have passed since the signing of the Oslo accords, and for Palestinians conditions have deteriorated.




Chokwe Lumumba -- Jackson Mayor and Global Freedom Fighter

Jackson Advocate, Profile, Alice Tisdale, Posted: Feb 26, 2014

Chokwe Lumumba, a prominent lawyer and human rights activist who was elected mayor of Jackson, Mississippi just eight months ago, died Tuesday.




New Study Finds 125,000 DACA Youth May Be Eligible for Medi-Cal

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Feb 25, 2014

A report released today confirms the news that New America Media health reporter Viji Sundaram broke last June: California recipitents of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) qualify for Medi-Cal, the state's Medicaid program.




The White Supremacy of ‘House of Cards’

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Feb 25, 2014

The specter of white supremacy looms throughout the new season of the Netflix political fiction “House of Cards.” The show is supposed to serve as a window into how power is gained, stolen and exploited in the highest levels of government. But all you need is to read Politico or ProPublica on any given day to know that, and the reality is much creepier. A deeper view of “House of Cards” reveals how racism has worked and continues to work for the preservation of power in America that people of color can’t seem to penetrate. If you want to know why our real-life African-American POTUS appears too often constrained by forces beyond his control, this show and this season in particular provides glimpses into the mechanics that make those constraints possible.




An Unsatisfying Evening with Amy Chua

Hyphen Magazine, Op-ed, Posted: Feb 25, 2014

With the sincerest intent of pretending to be open-minded, I attended Tiger Mom Amy Chua and (her sidekick co-author/husband/fellow Yale Law Professor) Jed Rubenfeld’s “discussion” last week. They were in Pasadena to promote their latest book, The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits.




Legislators Team Up with Minnesota Family Council Against Bullying bill

TC Daily Planet, News Report, Posted: Feb 25, 2014

Republican lawmakers are partnering with the Minnesota Family Council to rally opposition to a bill that would address bullying in Minnesota schools.




Jesse Jackson: Big Money Lobbying Protects Big Tax Havens

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Feb 25, 2014

Eighteen American multinationals — companies such as Nike, Microsoft and Apple — have used tax havens abroad to avoid what Citizens for Tax Justice estimates as $92 billion in federal taxes. This is money that could be used to provide universal pre-school for America's children. CTJ also found 235 companies reported last year over $1.3 trillion stashed abroad to avoid paying the taxes that domestic companies must pay.




Medi-Cal Covers Foster Youth Till Age 26, But Few Know It

New America Media, Video, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Feb 25, 2014

The Affordable Care Act provides coverage to former foster youth in California until age 26, though few know they are eligible.




Arab American Women Push Back Against Pressure to Marry

Arab American News, News Report, Fatima Fakhreddine, Posted: Feb 25, 2014

Arabv pressure on Arab American women to wed young can be an obstacle to pursuing higher education.




Republicans Continue Asian American Outreach

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Feb 24, 2014

Republican National Committee Co-Chair Sharon Day is continuing the GOPs strategy to strengthen their ties in the Asian American community.




Black Unemployment Rises to 12.1 Percent

NNPA, News Report, Posted: Feb 24, 2014

The Black unemployment rate increased from 11.9 percent in December to 12.1 percent in January, according the Department of Labor’s latest monthly report.




Arab American girl Demands Ban for Man Who Racially Insulted her at Dearborn Library

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Feb 24, 2014

A young Arab American woman and her family are demanding that Dearborn's Henry Ford Centennial Library temporarily ban a middle-aged man who directed racial insults toward the girl at the library last month.




Federal Land Auction Raises Debate Over ‘Public Benefit’

New America Media, News Report, Jonah Most, Posted: Feb 24, 2014

Mediation has just begun over a disputed nearly four-acre plot of land in Alameda, California that has divided the community.




Republicans’ Immigration Plan Includes Legalization for Undocumented

India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Feb 23, 2014

House Republican leaders Jan. 29 unveiled their own plan, which includes a pathway to legalization for the country’s 11 million undocumented residents.




The D Factor: How Respect for Dignity Can Make Care Better

Caring.com/New America Media , News Feature, Paula Spencer Scott , Posted: Feb 23, 2014

Ever don a health-exam gown and feel that breeze of disrespect? Here are tips for caregivers on preserving an elders sense of control over their lives and dignity.




Ole Miss Frat Suspended, 3 Students Expelled After Noose Incident

The Root, News Report, Posted: Feb 22, 2014

A national organization Friday indefinitely suspended a fraternity chapter at the University of Mississippi and expelled three of its freshman members because of their suspected involvement in hanging a noose on a statue of the first black student to enroll in the then all-white college.




The Deportee Chronicles: Life After Diesel Therapy

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Kent Paterson, Posted: Feb 22, 2014

Instead of wandering the land, the former U.S. resident takes care of others who answer the call of the road at the budget hotel he manages in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.




Will New Teaching Standards Lift Achievement Levels for Minorities?

New America Media, Question & Answer, George White, Posted: Feb 22, 2014

There is also a debate over whether the new teaching standards will lift or lower achievement levels at schools in low-income communities of color.




East African Expats Attend Health Fair

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Feb 21, 2014

East African immigrants grapple with rise in chronic diseases in their communities in the United States.




Indians Can Download Doniger's Book But Not Freedom of Expression

First Post, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Feb 21, 2014

This is a good week for those who like to ban books or pulp them. It also marks the 25th anniversary of the fatwa on Salman Rushdie and The Satanic Verses.




Citizenship Campaign Ramps Up in Detroit

New America Media, Video, Text by Elena Shore, Video by Laura Fawaz, Posted: Feb 21, 2014

Advocates say now is a crucial window to apply; starting in May, the application will be twice as long.




Locked Out for Four Months, Workers Tell Kellogg: "Let Us Work"

Tri-State Defender, News Report, Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell, Posted: Feb 20, 2014

Local elected officials and clergy show support for more than 200 workers, locked out of their jobs at a Kellogg cereal plant near Memphis.




Transparency Key to Saving San Francisco City College

New America Media, Commentary, Li Lovett, Posted: Feb 20, 2014

Ending the secrecy behind the ACCJC's work at City College of San Francisco is critical to steering the school toward a "brighter future."




Immigrants Facing Death Without Home Hospice Support

Alhambra Source/New America Media, News Feature, Daniela Gerson, Posted: Feb 20, 2014

Alice Bian’s sells ritual Chinese afterlife items and clothes for the dead. But she didn’t know her husband could have died at home through hospice, not hospitalized.




North Korean Defector Illustrates Horrors of Prison Camps

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Feb 19, 2014

A North Korean defector’s sketches that depict scenes of torture and starvation, many of them graphic and disturbing, are part of the recently released 400-page report to the United Nations human rights panel.




Exercise Helps Asian American Elderly Against Bone Loss

Asian Fortune News, News Report, Posted: Feb 19, 2014

Experts say it’s never too late to reap the benefits of exercise. A recent research study titled “Impact of an Asian Community Bone Health Initiative: A Community-Based Exercise Program in New York City,” presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, follows an exercise program offered in New York City.




Health Disparities Group Pushing for Equality in Immunizations

Trice Edney Wire, News Report, Posted: Feb 19, 2014

A working group of Black leaders is calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to expand the recommendations for the bacterial meningitis vaccine to include infants as young as six months old.




Medi-Cal Expansion Offers Young Adults Hope in Battling Depression

New America Media, Video, Jacob Simas/ text: Viji Sundaram, Posted: Feb 19, 2014

Medicaid expansion under healthcare reform offers a lifeline to young adults seeking access to mental health services.




No Application Required for CalFresh Participants to Enroll in Medi-Cal

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet , Posted: Feb 19, 2014

About 600,000 Californians who qualify for CalFresh also qualify for Medi-Cal but are not enrolled in the program.




Jordan Davis: A Dream Denied

The Root, Commentary, Demetria L. Lucas, Posted: Feb 19, 2014

He deserved to grow up to become an adult who rolls his eyes when teenagers goof off too much, drive too fast and play their music too loud.




Vivir en las Sombras: Faltan mejoras de cuidado médico en centros de detención de inmigrantes

Univision/TCE, News Report, Alonso Yáñez & Annabelle Sedano, Posted: Feb 19, 2014

Si bien el fallecimiento de Domínguez Valdivia ha sido el único ocurrido en Adelanto, se han registrado más de 130 otras muertes desde 2003 en los 250 centros de detención que hay para inmigrantes en el país. Por esta red de centros de detención pasan aproximadamente unas 400,000 personas cada año.




Living in the Shadows: Detention Centers Deaths Raise Immigrant Rights Questions

Univision/The California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships , News Report, Alonso Yáñez, Posted: Feb 19, 2014

There have been more than 130 other deaths since 2003 in the 250 detention centers for immigrants in the country.




無證移民的後代因父母被遞解而活在陰影中

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Feb 18, 2014

每個月有6千到7千在美國已有家庭的無證移民被遞解出境,而這些無證移民的子女因為父母不在身邊而面臨孤單和失落的困境。




Niños en EE. UU. enfrentan dificultades luego de la deportación de sus padres

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Feb 18, 2014

Todos los meses, entre 6.000 y 7.000 personas son deportadas que tienen las familias en los Estados Unidos.




Coalition for Prisoners’ Rights Addresses UN Human Rights Committee

Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Feb 18, 2014

The United Nations Human Rights Committee recently heard about the violations of indigenous prisoners’ religious freedoms at the hands of the United States throughout the country.




Jordan Davis: What We’ve Come to Expect

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Feb 18, 2014

When the jury arrived with a not guilty verdict on a Saturday night about a case in which an unarmed black teen was shot and killed, we were shocked and angered. But that was in July. During George Zimmerman’s trial, we had endless conversations, wore hoodies, and held hope that there would be justice for Trayvon Martin. And still, Zimmerman walked free. We marched, we wore hoodies in the summer heat, and we learned. We learned that it’s painful to expect justice—and we learned to accept that it might hurt less to accept that white supremacy still thrives.




In Texas, Elderly Population Gets Help from Aging Care Workers

KUT Public Radio/New America Media , News Report, Veronica Zaragovia, Posted: Feb 18, 2014

Similar life experiences build a bond between seniors and aging care workers, but caregivers may do backbreaking work to supplement Social Security.




After Parents' Deportation, U.S. Children Face Mental Struggles

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Feb 18, 2014

Every month, between 6,000 and 7,000 people with families in the U.S. are deported, while those left behind struggle with the loss, alone.




Sacando provecho: cómo graduarse con más de un diploma a la vez

New America Media, News Report, Irene Florez, Posted: Feb 17, 2014

La mala situación económica ha hecho que muchos estudiantes del estado se estén preparando para ingresar al mercado laboral.




Georgia Students Get On-the-Job Experience, in High School

New America Media, News Report, Irene Florez, Posted: Feb 17, 2014

Lingering financial insecurity has prompted students in Georgia to shift their focus toward preparing for the workforce.




After Prison, Young Adults Chose a Different Path

South Kern Sol / New America Media, News Report, Alfredo Camacho, Posted: Feb 17, 2014

A community program in Kern County, Calif. is successfully helping ex-prisoners transition to civilian life, by focusing on the relationship first.




Thailand Has Reached Political Fork in the Road

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Feb 16, 2014

If Thailand's rural-urban divide is bridged, constitutional reform with real shared power will be possible.




Socola Chocolatier Dreams Big

CAAM, News Report, Posted: Feb 15, 2014

Socola Chocolatier’s mascot, Harriet the Flying Alpaca, will be finding herself a more permanent place to live in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood. Socola Chocolatier’s new store and café is slated to open just in time for Valentine’s Day on February 10th.




A Diagnosis For Kids Who Don't Want to Go to School?

KoreAm, Commentary, Dr. Esther Oh, Posted: Feb 15, 2014

Dr. Esther Oh talks about the symptoms and reasons behind school refusal.




Social Security Bounces Back in Debate

Irish Echo/New America Media , News Analysis, Peter McDermott , Posted: Feb 15, 2014

The national debate is starting to shift from saving Social Security by cutting benefits more to strengthening it to meet future needs, says a top advocate.




Parental Support Crucial for Teen Moms

South Kern Sol / New America Media, Profile, Teresa Cervantes, Posted: Feb 15, 2014

Parents are often a difference maker in determining whether a teen mother will flourish or flounder.




Filipino Figure Skater Wins Hearts Worldwide

Inquirer.net, News Report, Celest Flores, Posted: Feb 14, 2014

Michael Martinez, the Philippines’ brave lone Winter Olympian, may have finished 19th in competition but he captured the world's attention.




Holder Calls for Restoration of Felon Voting Rights

The NorthStar News, News Report, Frederick H. Lowe , Posted: Feb 14, 2014

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says the restriction on voting rights for felons has a disparate effect on African Americans.




Can Online Dating Save Me From Being a ‘Leftover Woman?’

New America Media, First Person, Summer Chiang, Posted: Feb 14, 2014

Back home in Taiwan, I'm considered a "leftover woman." But on American dating sites, I'm actually quite popular.




Promise of CA’s New School Finance Law Hinges On Parents

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Feb 14, 2014

Experts say the success of LCFF will ultimately depend on whether or not districts can effectively engage the communities they serve.




Will Drought Redefine the California Lifestyle?

LA Beez, Commentary, Julian Do, Posted: Feb 13, 2014

Will conservation catch on in California, where overconsumption has defined the lifestyle?




Study Shows Telepsychiatry Effective for Alaska Elders

KNBA Public Radio/New America Media , News Feature, Joaqlin Estus, Posted: Feb 13, 2014

Homebound Alaskan elders are going online for help with their depression and other mental health needs thanks to a new telepsychiatry service.




Chevron Joins News Publisher Wars in Richmond, Calif.

New America Media, News Report, Sukey Lewis and Asha Dumonthier , Posted: Feb 12, 2014

Chevron is the latest player in a new crop of news media outlets in this environmental battleground city east of San Francisco.




Peace Talks, Boycotts and U.S. Denial in the Mid-East

New America Media, Video, Jacob Simas, Posted: Feb 12, 2014

Middle East expert Jamal Dajani sat down with NAM to discuss the current state of affairs in the region, part of an ongoing series.




Exercise Makes the Difference for Latino Elders

La Opinión/New America Media , News Feature, Araceli Martínez Ortega , Posted: Feb 11, 2014

For Virginia Vázquez, 83, and other elders attending the exercise program for older women at the Centro para Personas Mayores, part of the St. Barnabas seniors progam in Los Angeles. Classes ranging from tai chi to zumba there are helping elders reduce the effects of chronic conditions and maximize their energy.




New Law Gives People With Criminal History a Chance for a Job and Housing

SF Public Press, News Report, Posted: Feb 11, 2014

Dawn Patrick won a housing lottery when she was approved to move into a below-market-rate unit at the luxury apartment complex NEMA near 10th Street and Market. But management refused to let her move in after learning about an old conviction for unpaid child support.




McDonald’s Opens First Restaurant in Vietnam

Audrey Magazine, News Report, Posted: Feb 11, 2014

Fast food corporate king McDonald’s, which has locations in over 100 countries so far, opened its first Vietnam restaurant in downtown Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday.




‘Las Marthas’ Will Make You Think Twice about the Border, Latinas and Class

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Feb 11, 2014

At first glance, the Society of Martha Washington’s debutante ball looks like any other: teenage girls in elaborate dresses preparing to make their first appearance before their city’s elite. But just beneath the surface, this massive event is one that captures the contradictions of tradition, duty, class and nationality.




'Frybread' -- First TV Sitcom About Native Americans

Indian Country Today Media Network, News Report, Posted: Feb 11, 2014

A production company has begun work on what could become the first Native American-themed TV sitcom.




Q&A: Common Core a ‘Response’ to Growing Classroom Diversity

New America Media, Question & Answer, George White, Posted: Feb 11, 2014

Professor Julie Washington tells NAM that far from widening the achievement gap for black students, Common Core will help level the field.




The Lone Filipino Winter Olympian

Rappler, News Report, Jane Bracher, Posted: Feb 11, 2014

Michael Christian Martinez is the sole representative of the Philippines at Sochi and the first to participate in the Winter Olympics in 22 years.




FACTS ON ETHNIC ELDERS: Little Help for Prisoners Released After Decades

New America Media, News Feature, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Feb 10, 2014

Efforts to reduce the huge and costly U.S. prison population mean more 50+ inmates will be released. But they’ll need help beyond housing and an income.




HECHOS SOBRE ANCIANOS Étnicos: Poca Ayuda para los Presos Puestos en Libertad Después de Décadas

New America Media, News Feature, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Feb 10, 2014

Si sales, has conseguido muy poco de Seguridad Social, y tienes que empezar de cero.




Shani Davis: Skating for History, Not Love

The Root, Commentary, Mark Starr, Posted: Feb 09, 2014

Speed skater Shani Davis will go down in history as the first African-American athlete to win an individual gold at the Winter Games.




U.S. Moves Towards Approval of Keystone Pipeline

Inter Press Service, News Report, Carey L. Biron, Posted: Feb 08, 2014

The State Department released a final environmental impact statement suggesting the Keystone project would have a negligible effect on climate change.




Candidato latino de San Diego puede hacer historia

New America Media, News Report, Manuel Ocaño, Posted: Feb 07, 2014

David Álvarez, hijo de un campesino bracero, podría convertir en el primer alcalde latino en la historia moderna de San Diego.




Latino Mayoral Candidate in San Diego Poised to Make History

New America Media, Profile, Manuel Ocaño, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Feb 07, 2014

Observers say David Álvarez – the son of a Mexican farmworker – could become the first Latino mayor in San Diego’s modern history.




Queer Rights Activists in South Korea Step Up Efforts to Support LGBTQ Youth

KoreAm / New America Media, News Report, Hansook Oh, Posted: Feb 07, 2014

While the U.S. has seen great strides in LGBTQ rights, in South Korea, queer communities remain a very vulnerable minority group.




Ethnic Media Report on LCFF

Various, News Report, Posted: Feb 07, 2014

A series of reports from NAM's media network on parent engagement and California's new school finance law.




Fire Destroys Atlanta Radio Station Serving Refugees

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Feb 06, 2014

Since Sagal Radio was established 15 years ago, it has offered news and information in six languages to Atlanta's refugee community.




The Changing Face of Hmong Youth

The kNOw Youth Media, Audio, Mai Chong Vang and Ezra David Romero, Posted: Feb 06, 2014

Hmong youth in California's Central Valley must navigate between the world of tradition and popular culture.




Where Are the Democrats on Immigration Reform?

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Feb 06, 2014

With all of this focus on the GOP, where are the Democrats?




Indian Health Service Out of Money -- Will You Die Waiting?

New America Media, News Report, Mark Trahant, Posted: Feb 06, 2014

Local units of the Indian Health Service in states that have rejected Obamacare are now finding themselves critically underfunded.




Black Quarterback Wins Super Bowl: Where’s the Fuss?

The Root, Commentary, Stephen Crockett, Posted: Feb 05, 2014

The big story after the Super Bowl wasn't the rise of a potential black legend. Instead it was the fallen legacy of a white one.




New Americans Campaign to Counteract Tougher Path to Citizenship

New America Media, Press Release, Posted: Feb 05, 2014

Immigration officials announced on Tuesday a new application form for U.S. citizenship that makes the form a total of 21 pages, twice as long as the old form.




Confusion Over 'Legalization Without Citizenship'

La Opinión, News Report, Pilar Marrero, Posted: Feb 05, 2014

"Legalization without a special path to citizenship" -- one of the "principles" presented by Republicans last week -- would not necessarily lead to permanent residency.




Q&A: Maryland Abandons Zero Tolerance Approach to School Discipline

New America Media, Question & Answer, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Feb 05, 2014

Advocates for Children and Youth's David Beard explores some of the data behind the decision, and what it could mean for parents, teachers, and, students.




Report: Black Men Very Involved with Their Children

The NorthStar News, News Report, Posted: Feb 04, 2014

A larger percentage of black fathers help their children with their homework compared to white and Hispanic fathers, according a study released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.




California Program Improves Health Care For State's Most Vulnerable

New America Media, Video, Jonah Most, Posted: Feb 04, 2014

A pilot program initially set to launch in eight California counties aims to improve health care to some of the state's most vulnerable.




Q&A: Gospel Legend Dorothy Morrison on Music, Faith and Home

Richmond Pulse, Question & Answer, Malcolm Marshall, Posted: Feb 04, 2014

Dorothy Morrison found fame as the lead vocalist on the 1968 hit song, “Oh Happy Day,” now a a gospel standard.




Over-The-Counter Drugs: A Dangerous Prescription For Confusion

Connecticut Health I-Team/New America Media , News Analysis, Rochelle Sharpe, Posted: Feb 04, 2014

Recent deaths and concern about overdoses of Tylenol and other products with acetaminophen demand more awareness of over-the-counter drug dangers.




Seoul, Tokyo Compete for Obama Visit

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Feb 03, 2014

All eyes are on U.S. President Barack Obama’s itinerary for his planned trip to Asia in April as Korea and Japan are now embroiled in a fierce historical and territorial battle of nerves.




Three Arab Films Nominated for Academy Awards

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Feb 03, 2014

Three Arab films have made their way onto the Academy Awards’ nomination list this year.




Ruling on Black Colleges Presents Maryland with Stark Choice

The Afro, News Report, Posted: Feb 03, 2014

The state of Maryland faces a stark choice with respect to its treatment of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).




Indian American War Veteran Inexplicably Killed by Police

India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Feb 03, 2014

A Sikh American Army veteran who had served for the U.S. in the Gulf War, was inexplicably shot and killed by two Lodi, Calif., police officers.




CDC Says 1 in 4 U.S. Families Faced Medical Debt Crisis in 2012

AFRO, News Report, Alexis Taylor, Posted: Feb 03, 2014

One out of every 10 individuals with medical debt is “unable to pay at all."




Korean and Japanese Immigrants Clash Over 'Comfort Women' Statue

PRI's The World, News Report, Valerie Hamilton, Posted: Feb 02, 2014

Japanese officials want the City of Glendale, Calif. to take down a public monument in the park next to its public library.




Our Elementary View of Education

New America Media, Commentary, Matt Amaral, Posted: Feb 01, 2014

Too many of the solutions offered to teachers at the high school level are the same approaches used for fifth graders.




Living in the Shadows: In Seeking Health Care, Many Refugees Have Only A Small Window of Opportunity

Reporting on Health Collaborative, News Feature, Erika Beras, Posted: Feb 01, 2014

New refugees receive free medical assistance when they first arrive in the U.S., but when that coverage ends, they still have outstanding health issues and no way to pay for them.