Largest IRS Phone Scam Ever Targets Indian Americans

India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Mar 31, 2014

Scam artists claiming to be IRS officials have been systematically targeting Indian Americans and other South Asians.




A Fresh Food Oasis in San Francisco's Tenderloin

KALW, News Feature, Melanie Young, Posted: Mar 30, 2014

A team of residents and neighborhood leaders in San Francisco's Tenderloin district is helping storeowners learn how they can offer more healthy food options profitably.




Aging Alaska Faced Looming Shortage of Care Providers

KNBA/New America Media, News Feature, Joaqlin Estus , Posted: Mar 30, 2014

Alaska’s Native and rural elders are increasing rapidly, but experts project too few doctors and other health workers to care for them.




New CA Program to Streamline Health Care for ‘Dual-Eligibles’

New America Media, News Report, Brenda Rincon, Posted: Mar 29, 2014

Cal MediConnect was designed to make health care access easier for the thousands of Californians who are eligible for both Medicare and Medi-Cal.




Fil-Ams Cry Foul Over Lack of Pinoy Labor Leaders in Cesar Chavez Film

Balitang America, News Report, Steve Angeles, Posted: Mar 28, 2014

Filipino activists have been critical of the new Cesar Chavez biopic for ignoring the historical role of Filipino Americans in the farmworker movement.




Poll: Many Americans Unaware of Health Care Law Deadline

Pew Research Center, News Report, Posted: Mar 28, 2014

Many uninsured had not known the deadline was upon them and about half said they would remain uninsured.




Naturalize Now - Citizenship Application to Double in Length

New America Media, Video, Text: Elena Shore / Video: Jonah Most, Posted: Mar 28, 2014

In May, the citizenship application becomes twice as long, going from 10 to 21 pages. Advocates are encouraging immigrants to apply now.




Sen. Leland Yee’s Arrest Sets Off ‘Earthquake’ in Chinese Community

New America Media, News Report, Summer Chiang, Posted: Mar 28, 2014

Chinese media report that the arrest of California State Sen. Leland Yee set off an "earthquake" in Chinese communities.




Chile Derails ‘Monsanto Law’ That Would Privatize Seeds

New America Media, News Report, Asha DuMonthier, Posted: Mar 28, 2014

The Chilean government's rejection of the seed patenting law is being viewed as a triumph for rural and indigenous communities.




New ‘Express Lane’ Links Food Stamp Recipients to Health Care

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Mar 27, 2014

A new program under the Affordable Care Act gives Californians who receive food stamps "express lane eligibility" to health care.




Michigan Flip-Flops on Same-Sex Marriage

Detroit Jewish News, News Report, Posted: Mar 27, 2014

A local same-sex marriage decision results in celebration and ambiguity.




Youth Creates Science Project That Gives The Blind Hope

Asian Fortune, News Report, Posted: Mar 27, 2014

“Google it,” Neil told his son, which led the young California boy to learn about Braille. He was stunned, however, that an average Braille printer costs $2,000.




A Tale of Two Districts -- Common Core Implementation Addresses School Inequities

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Charles Ding, Posted: Mar 27, 2014

Common Core supporters say it will help narrow the gap between wealthier districts like San Marino and its less affluent neighbor Garvey School District.




Leland Yee: Asian American Political Empowerment in the Bay Area Takes a Hit

Amok.com, Commentary, Posted: Mar 27, 2014

I remember Yee to be all business that day, and not any different from normal. He was there for the community, as always.




State Sen. Leland Yee Indicted on Arms Trafficking, Corruption Charges

KTSF, News Report, Posted: Mar 27, 2014

California State Sen. Leland Yee is accused of accepting cash contributions in exchange for favors.




Richmond, CA Poised to Have Highest Minimum Wage in State

Richmond Pulse / New America Media, News Report, Malcolm Marshall, Posted: Mar 27, 2014

The City of Richmond again finds itself at the vanguard of a progressive movement, this time by supporting a living wage for working residents.




Indie Rock Band Wins Over Toughest Critics: Their Immigrant Parents

KoreAm, News Feature, Steve Han, Posted: Mar 27, 2014

Performing on TV "gave us another year before our parents asked why we weren’t in law school," said Run River North singer Alex Hwang.




Latinos Ask Pope to Pressure Obama to Halt Deportations

Prensa Latina, News Report, Posted: Mar 26, 2014

A group of 14 U.S. Latino activists traveled today to the Vatican to request the intercession of Pope Francis to halt deportations, which increased under the office of President Barack Obama.




People On the ‘No Fly List’ Have a Right to Due Process

Arab American News, Op-ed, AAN Editorial Staff, Posted: Mar 26, 2014

As vacation season nears, many in the Arab community are looking to travel. But some may not be allowed to board a plane at all.




In Alaska, Riskier Lifestyle Contributes to Shorter Longevity

KNBA Radio/New America Media , News Report, Joaqlin Estus , Posted: Mar 26, 2014

Alaskans live shorter than most other Americans—and Alaskan Natives live shorter still.




La música es una puerta de entrada a un aprendizaje integral

Enlace, News Report, Irasema Mayoral, Posted: Mar 25, 2014

Alex Cortés, director de la escuela primaria en Chula Vista, dijo que encontró una manera de facilitar la adopción de nuevos estándares educación.




San Diego School Bucks Trend, Hires Music Teacher for Common Core

Enlace, News Report, Irasema Mayoral, Posted: Mar 25, 2014

The principal at J. Calvin Lauderbach Elementary in Chula Vista says music instruction has enhanced his school’s implementation of the new standards.




Black Health Expert Views New CA Program From the Pew

New America Media, News Analysis, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Mar 25, 2014

A former San Diego health official—also a stroke patient—analyzes a new California poverty program, and points out the role of family and black churches.




More Than Half Asian American Teens Are Bullied In School

Angry Asian Man, News Report, Posted: Mar 24, 2014

A report released last year by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund and The Sikh Coalition revealed that half of all Asian American students surveyed in New York City have been the target of bias-bullying and harassment, mirroring national statistics.




Arizona Republican Senator Calls for 'Yearlong Dialogue on Water' in Conjunction With Tribes

Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Mar 24, 2014

From indigenous leaders in Canada to U.S. politicians, the call is on for attention to water and our use of it. On World Water Day March 22, both Assembly of First Nations and Arizona’s junior senator broached the subject.




Obama Acknowledges Medal of Honor Heroes

Latino LA, News Report, Posted: Mar 24, 2014

esident Obama plans on establishing 24 belated awards of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Of these twenty-four awards, more than half will be to Latinos. Their stories are widely varied and unique by time and circumstances.




Banker Accused of Killing Wife to Hide His Homosexuality

India West, News Report, Posted: Mar 24, 2014

An Indian-origin gay bank worker allegedly strangled his wife and burnt her body months after marrying her to hide his homosexuality, a British court has heard.




Can Obama Initiatives Elevate Black Achievement in Age of Higher Education Standards?

New America Media, News Report, George White, Posted: Mar 24, 2014

If Pres. Obama's initiatives for boys and young men of color are to succeed, educators must find ways to help underperforming students thrive under Common Core.




Caregiver Fatigue: Dealing With It Starts With Recognizing You Have It

Today's Caregiver/New America Media, News Feature, Eileen Beal, Posted: Mar 23, 2014

Exhausted, irritable, depressed? Those new to family caregiving need to recognize symptoms of emotional fatigue. Here are eldercare tips and resources.




Local Czech Radio Host Connects Bay Area to Listeners Back Home

New America Media, Profile, Ivane Lund-Soyombo, Posted: Mar 21, 2014

Zdenek Kratochvil may be a hard name for Americans to pronounce, but the Bay Area resident is something of a household name in the Czech Republic.




The Fresh, New and Very White World of Startup Journalism

The Root, Commentary, Charles D. Ellison, Posted: Mar 21, 2014

New journalism looks a lot like old journalism, with white men hiring white men and diversity on the back burner.




New Play Looks at How Bruce Lee Changed Hollywood

PRI's The World, News Report, T. J. Raphael, Posted: Mar 21, 2014

Bruce Lee had a tough road to Hollywood stardom. And while those difficulties aren't unique, they are now the subject of a Broadway play.




The Challenge and Promise of Common Core

Los Angeles Sentinel, Commentary, Larry Aubry, Posted: Mar 20, 2014

In order for California’s new Common Core education standards to succeed, districts and the state must address the needs of African American students.




For Children of Reentry, A New Focus on Family Ties

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Mar 20, 2014

Prison reform advocates say change is coming for millions of children nationwide who face extreme difficulties due to having incarcerated parents.




Crece alarma por fraudes migratorios

New America Media, News Report, María Antonieta Mejía , Posted: Mar 19, 2014

En Estados Unidos algunos inmigrantes indocumentados usan los servicios de notarios públicos para realizar trámites migratorios pensando que son abogados.




Jose Antonio Vargas’ Film ‘Documented’ Will Be in Theaters

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Mar 19, 2014

Jose Antonio Vargas’ remarkable journey from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist to leading undocumented activist is coming to the big screen. “Documented” is a documentary film that chronicles Vargas’ path to becoming a crusader for immigration reform.




Oprah Set to Raise Money for Va. Democrat

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Mar 19, 2014

Television mogul Oprah Winfrey, who played a key role in the election of President Obama in 2008, will hold a fundraiser for Lavern Chatman, the former president of the Northern Virginia Urban League who is vying to replace U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D).




Talk of Immigration Reform Fuels Spike in Fraud Cases

New America Media, News Report, Maria Antonieta Mejia, Posted: Mar 19, 2014

A growing number of undocumented immigrants are being taken in by scammers offering help with their immigration paperwork.




Rajeev Suri to Be Next Nokia CEO, Says Report

India West, News Report, Posted: Mar 18, 2014

Rajeev Suri, chief executive officer of Nokia Solutions and Networks, Nokia’s telecom network equipment division, is likely to become the Finnish company’s next chief executive after the sale of its handset business to Microsoft, Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat reported March 14, citing sources close to board discussions.




Jardinero jubilado vive con $868 mensuales

New America Media, Profile, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Mar 18, 2014

José Méndez, de 64 años, ha vivido en el Hotel Hartland de la Geary, cerca a Larkin, durante siete años.




Long Beach Parents Applaud Common Core, But Cite Challenges

Long Beach Voicewaves, News Report, Michael Lozano, Posted: Mar 18, 2014

In one of the nation's most diverse school districts, parents are struggling to understand the new Common Core education standards.




Parent Engagement, Not Just Involvement, Key to LCFF Success

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Mar 18, 2014

Education reform advocates say the difference between parent involvement and parent engagement could make or break California’s new school funding law.




Navajo Elder’s Silvery Pathway to Traditional Knowledge

Navajo Times/New America Media , News Feature, Colleen Keane , Posted: Mar 18, 2014

Wilson Aronilth, Jr., 82, revitalizes Navajo traditional teachings and philosophy through his silversmithing classes at Arizona’s Diné College.




Can Cell Phones Improve Latinas’ Health?

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Mar 17, 2014

Every few days, text messages relating to health issues pop up on the phones of more than 1,000 women in Fresno County, in California’s Central Valley.




Myths About Palliative Care Persist Among Indian American Immigrants

India West/New America Media , News Feature, Richard Springer , Posted: Mar 17, 2014

Major misperceptions about palliative and hospice care persist in immigrant communities, including the Indian American community.




Southern California Port Truck Drivers Allege Labor Exploitation

Koream Journal, News Report, James S. Kim, Posted: Mar 16, 2014

A new report and class action lawsuit allege rampant labor exploitation in the trucking industry in southern Cal.




Facebook's 'Two Spirit' Gender-ID Term a Positive Step for LGBT Natives

Indian Country, News Analysis, Posted: Mar 15, 2014

Facebook has added the ability to select a preferred pronoun – male, female or neutral (they/their/them) – as well as allowing people to specify who sees the gender and pronoun they’ve chosen.




Bullied by the System, Filipino American Senior Fights Eviction

New America Media/Central City Extra, Profile, Vivian Zalvidea Araullo, Posted: Mar 14, 2014

Filipino American artist–musician Benito Santiago, 63, is among San Francisco’s seniors facing rising rents and eviction—and deciding to fight back.




Old Gold Mountain Is Indeed Made of Gold

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Mar 14, 2014

San Francisco is now facing an enormous dilemma: the economy is booming once again after a long recession, but there's no affordable space left.




Reinistate Dr. Anthony Monteiro, and Reinvent U.S. Higher Education

Black Agenda Report, News Report, Posted: Mar 13, 2014

It’s not so easy to fire an associate professor of African American Studies who has forged strong ties with the surround Black community.




Why Oakland's a Tech Start-up Game Changer

Oakland Local, News Report, Barbara Grady, Posted: Mar 13, 2014

Oakland’s tech industry appears to be more diverse than the largely white male and Asian male tech industries across the bay and down the peninsula.




San Francisco’s ‘Mama Tess’ Serves Filipino Elders Taste of Home, Community

New America Media, News Feature, Anna Challet, Posted: Mar 13, 2014

“Mama Tess” brings San Francisco’s low-income Filipino seniors a taste of home and community—but rising tech-boom rents are forcing out similar businesses.




The Untapped Movement to Shrink Mass Incarceration

Silicon Valley De-Bug, Video, Raj Jayadev, Posted: Mar 13, 2014

Is it time for community members to work with an often overwhelmed public defender system to keep people out of prison in the U.S.? One organizer in California says, "Yes."




Alzheimer's, Poverty Split Elderly Chinese Couple

New America Media/Central City Extra, Profile, Summer Chiang, Posted: Mar 12, 2014

Xue Xian Mi, 74, is one of more than 4,000 seniors 65 and older in the Tenderloin.




Kunming Train Station Massacre: When Is Terrorism Not?

New America Media, Commentary, George Koo, Posted: Mar 12, 2014

Since no one from the western media was on the scene, U.S. mainstream media relied on Chinese state-run media sources and put quotation marks around the word terrorist.




The Castaway Elders: Living Alone and Poor

New America Media, Profile, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Mar 12, 2014

Former substitute teacher Brenda Washington, 64, never dreamed she’d be alone and poor. Stuck with little income in a tiny room, she still holds out hope.




A Snapshot of San Francisco's Elder Ghetto

New America Media/Central City Extra, News Report, NAM/the Extra staff, Posted: Mar 12, 2014

More than half of seniors in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood live alone, and 30% are on fixed incomes that keep them below the federal poverty level.




Russian Writer: Please, Let There Be No War

New America Media, Commentary, Sergey Kuznetsov, Posted: Mar 12, 2014

When I was a kid growing up in the Soviet Union, I spent a summer at camp and had a nightmare. War was coming.




貧困和阿茲海莫症讓華裔夫妻被迫分居

New America Media, Profile, Summer Chiang, Posted: Mar 12, 2014

來自天津74歲的華裔移民彌學嫻在50多歲時和先生王玉壇移民美國。他們移居美國的主要原因是和家人團聚,同時也對在陽光充沛的加州渡過退休生活充滿期待。然而彌女士從未想過移民的結果不如預期。




Beijing's Harsh Words for US Envoy Locke Are Off the Mark

New America Media, News Analysis, Yoichi Shimatsu, Posted: Mar 11, 2014

Resentment of Washington's ill-conceived "strategic pivot" policy best explains brutal sarcasm expressed by Beijing toward Gary Locke.




Al Sharpton Leads Fla. Rally to End 'Stand Your Ground' Law

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Mar 11, 2014

The Rev. Al Sharpton, joined by the parents of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis, led a crowd of hundreds Monday to the steps of Florida's state Capitol in a demonstration against the state's controversial "stand your ground" law.




Federal Guide Warns: Don’t Discriminate Against Job Applicants With Background Checks

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Mar 11, 2014

Two U.S. agencies issued joint guidelines for employers and job seekers on the proper use of criminal background checks.




FACTS ON ETHNIC ELDERS: Old & Poor in Tech City--A Hard Look at Poverty

New America Media/Central City Extra, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Mar 11, 2014

New America Media's Special Report, "Old & Poor in Tech City" examines elder poverty as amplified by San Francisco's high-tech boom in low-income Central City.




Viejo y pobre en Tech City

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Mar 11, 2014

San Francisco está recibiendo una gran atención de todo el país debido a su auge tecnológico y a su notable recuperación económica después de la recesión. Empresas de tecnología como Twitter y Yammer de Microsoft se están estableciendo en el sector conocido como Ciudad Central.




Injured Worker, Now 64, Retired on $868 Monthly

New America Media/Central City Extra, Profile, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Mar 11, 2014

Jose Mendez, 64, injured on the job and forced to retire early, is one of more than 4,000 seniors in San Francisco's low-income Tenderloin district.




Preguntas y Respuestas: ¿Podrá la tecnología en los salones de clase ayudar a los estudiantes hispanohablantes?

New America Media, Question & Answer, Irene Florez, Posted: Mar 10, 2014

Con la adopción de Common Core, el fervor para emplear más tecnología en las escuelas ha recibido otro gran impulso.




Wounded Ukrainians Air-Lifted to Prague Hospitals

New America Media, Question & Answer, Zdenek Kratochvil, Posted: Mar 10, 2014

The Czech Republic has evacuated dozens of Ukrainians wounded in clashes to Prague hospitals since February.




How Missing Flight MH370 Exposes Human Helplessness

First Post, News Analysis, Sandip Roy, Posted: Mar 10, 2014

What has been most astonishing about the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 are the images that have come out of that tragedy.




Adegbile's Rejection Outrages Civil Rights Leaders

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Mar 10, 2014

Civil rights leaders are disappointed by the U.S. Senate's failure to confirm Debo Adegbile, President Obama's pick for assistant attorney general for civil rights.




Despite 'Twitter' Tax Breaks, Tech Firms Do Little for Senior Neighbors

Central City Extra/New America Media, News Report, Mark Hedin, Posted: Mar 10, 2014

In San Francisco's "Twitter" boom, elderly residents are largely left out of the city's company community benefits agreements giving firms tax breaks.




Gentrification Keeps Retired Korean Barber in Housing Limbo

New America Media/Central City Extra, Profile, Aruna Lee, Posted: Mar 10, 2014

Barber Young Taek Lim, 75, is one of more than 4,000 seniors 65 and older in the Tenderloin.




San Francisco's Mid-Market Street Milestone

New America Media/Central City Extra, News Report, Geoff Link, Posted: Mar 10, 2014

Tech puts stress on old and poor in San Francisco's central city.




Iraqi Gets a New Life, and Gender Identity, in America

PRI's The World, News Report, Monica Campbell, Posted: Mar 10, 2014

Salma is intersex, from Iraq, and worked with the U.S. military as an interpreter. She fled violence in Iraq and now lives in San Francisco.




Over 100,000 African-American Parents Are Now Homeschooling Their Children

African American Images, Commentary, Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu, Posted: Mar 09, 2014

African-American children who are homeschooled are scoring 30 to 40 percent above their counterparts who are taught in school.




ABC and Asian American Orgs Take On Jimmy Kimmel Skit

Asian Fortune News, News Report, Mary Tablante, Posted: Mar 08, 2014

Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations collaborated to share their concerns regarding the October “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” skit that used hate speech.




Central Valley Students, Parents and Faculty Weigh In On Common Core

South Kern Sol / New America Media, First Person, Yultzin Angeles, Posted: Mar 08, 2014

For one Central Valley high school, Common Core could prove to be the solution everyone has been waiting for or just the latest education fad.




Who Killed the Mayor?

Tri-State Defender, News Report, Kirsten West Savali, Posted: Mar 08, 2014

Suspicions of foul play swirl following the death of Chokwe Lumumba, a human rights activist who was elected mayor of Jackson, Miss. last June.




New Health Program Targets San Diego's ‘Sickest, Poorest, Most Vulnerable’

New America Media, Video, Paul Kleyman / Video by Jonah Most, Posted: Mar 07, 2014

Health experts advised people on both Medicare and Medi-Cal that they must join a new state program promising to improve their care.




Obesity on the Rise in South Korea

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Mar 07, 2014

As the Korean economy has grown over the last few decades, so has the number of obese and highly obese people, which experts say is correlated to income levels, the JoongAng Daily reports.




Tensions Flare at Troubled El Diario

Capital New York, News Report, Nicole Levy, Posted: Mar 07, 2014

The Newspaper Guild of New York filed an unfair labor practice charge against ImpreMedia, the parent company of El Diario.




First Asian American U.S. Marine Officer Dies At 88

Angry Asian Man, News Report, Posted: Mar 07, 2014

Major Kurt Chew-Een Lee, the first Asian American officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, who was decorated for his legendary service in the Korean War, has died this week at his home in Washington DC. He was 88.




'Promotoras' Help Texas Border's Poorest Seniors Make Healthy Choices

KUT/New America Media, News Feature, Veronica Zaragovia, Posted: Mar 07, 2014

Texas A&M health advisors are educating elders in colonias along the border, where families lack food and medical care.




Eight Lesser-Known Benefits of U.S. Citizenship

New America Media, Op-ed, Susan E. Reed, Posted: Mar 06, 2014

Most immigrants living in the U.S. aren't aware that citizenship brings much more than just the right to vote.




NCLR to Obama: Act Now, or Own ‘Deporter in Chief’ Legacy

Al Día, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Mar 06, 2014

NCLR leader Janet Murguía called on President Obama to stop deportations or face a shameful legacy.




Oakland Moves Forward With 'Port-Only' Surveillance Center

Oakland Local, News Report, Liam Curley, Posted: Mar 05, 2014

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan voted Tuesday night to move forward with a limited version of the Domain Awareness Center.




Fracking Question Looms Over California Congressional Race

South Kern Sol / New America Media, News Report, Alfredo Camacho, Posted: Mar 04, 2014

The role fracking will play in the future of this Central California county could depend on who wins the June 3 special election.




Will '12 Years a Slave' Change Hollywood’s Race Problem?

The Root, News Report, Posted: Mar 04, 2014

Admirers of 12 Years a Slave are still basking in the Academy Awards’ afterglow. The fact that a film by a black screenwriter and black director—depicting a black man’s painful but ultimately triumphant true life story—won several Oscars, including the top prize for best picture, is a dream come true, particularly for moviegoers of color.




Some ‘Government Workers’ Earning Private-Sector CEO Wages

NNPA, News Report, Posted: Mar 04, 2014

The CEOs of some private firms that have taken over government functions are earning as much as $8 million a year, according to a new report titled, “Exposed: America’s Highest Paid Government Workers.”




Israeli Bill Separating Muslim and Christian Arabs Draws Criticism

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Mar 04, 2014

A new Israeli law giving Muslim and Christian Arab citizens separate representation on a national employment commission drew fierce criticism from the Palestinians on Tuesday, Feb. 25.




Stars Speak Out For Inclusive Hollywood, Immigration Reform

Latinola.com, News Report, Posted: Mar 04, 2014

The NHMC Impact Awards Gala recognizes the outstanding achievements and contributions to the positive portrayals of Latinos in media, and is one of the premiere Latino entertainment events in the country, hosting Hollywood's most influential figures.




Outgrowing Schools: Journeys In Islamic Homeschooling

The Muslim Link , News Feature, Hena Zuberi , Posted: Mar 04, 2014

On Monday afternoons, the halls of Dar al Taqwa Islamic Center are filled with voices of excited children.




Aging Texas 'Golden Girls' Doubling Up for Affordable Housing

KUT Public Radio/New America Media , News Report, Veronica Zaragovia, Posted: Mar 04, 2014

As housing gets less affordable in Austin, more elders must leave town seeking “Golden Girls” roommates, but reality is not as seen on TV.




San Francisco Unified Brings End to Willful Defiance Suspensions

New America Media, News Report, Vanessa Tagliabue, Posted: Mar 03, 2014

The Board of San Francisco Unified School District voted last week to pass the Safe and Supportive Schools Resolution.




Robert Lopez Wins Oscar for 'Original Song,' Becomes the First Asian American to EGOT

8Asians, News Report, Posted: Mar 03, 2014

Robert Lopez made history when he won the Oscar® for Music (Original Song) at the 86th Academy Awards® for writing the music and lyrics of “Let It Go” from “Frozen.”




Lawsuit: Juvenile Solitary Confinement Blocks Education

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Mar 03, 2014

The Obama administration has a message for juvenile detention facilities: All kids—even youth with disabilities held in solitary confinement—are entitled to appropriate public education.




Del infierno a la agonía de una informante de la DEA

New America Media / HuffPost Voces, News Report, Yolanda Gonzalez Gomez, Posted: Mar 03, 2014

La inmigrante mexicana fue una de los 4,000 informantes confidenciales activos de la DEA.




Double Crossed by the DEA: The Story of an Undocumented Informant

New America Media / HuffPost Voces, News Report, Yolanda Gonzalez Gomez, Translated by Elena Shore and Yolanda Gonzalez Gomez, Posted: Mar 03, 2014

Three years after working as an informant for the DEA, an undocumented immigrant remains in constant fear and must still fight to stay in the country.




Q&A: Bay Area Ukrainians Organize in Response to Crisis

New America Media, Question & Answer, Zdenek Kratochvil, Posted: Mar 02, 2014

Organizers of MaydanSF, a Bay Area-based Ukrainian group, have been working to support protestors in their home country.




Unregulated Cannabis Wreaks Foothills Destruction in California

ChicoSol, Commentary, Allan Stellar, Posted: Mar 01, 2014

In the wilds of Butte County's foothills, there used to be semi-abundant wildlife. Then pot took over.