Whatever Happened to Latino Media?

Latinovations, Commentary, Alfredo Estrada, Posted: Apr 30, 2014

2014 has been a rough year for English-language Latino media, with two flagship outlets folding and a third signaling it may do the same.

Va. Gov. Lauded for Expanding Voting Rights for Convicted Felons

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Apr 30, 2014

Gov. Terry McAuliffe's push to remove all drug charges from the state's list of felony offenses classified as violent has received the praise of a civil rights think tank.

No Room for Autism Treatment in Self-Funded Health Plans

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Apr 30, 2014

A number of large corporations with self funded health plans are excluding autism therapy, putting hundreds of their employees under a great deal of stress.

Many Indian American Widows Prefer Living Alone Than With Their Families

India West/New America Media, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji , Posted: Apr 30, 2014

Defying tradition, studies show that Asian Indian widows may feel isolated and loss of respect even living with their family--and many prefer living on their own.

Q&A: A Clippers Season Ticket Holder Weighs in on Sterling

South Kern Sol, Question & Answer, Reyna Olaguez, Posted: Apr 29, 2014

On Tuesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced that LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling would be banned for life from the association.

Training Youth to Help With Depression

New America Media, First Person, Stephanie Castillo and Chanelle Ignant, Posted: Apr 29, 2014

A program that educates teachers on recognizing depression should also include students who are often the first their friends turn to for help.

In LA, Parents Tell District 'Do With Us, Not to Us'

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Video by Michael Lozano, Posted: Apr 29, 2014

Parents in LA say they want the school district to do more to help create an effective partnership between the two sides.

10 Sentenced for Protesting Land Grab in Vietnam

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Apr 28, 2014

Ten farmers protesting a local government’s unilateral confiscation of land were sentenced Apr 25 in Hanoi to prison terms ranging from 6 months to 5 years, even though the expropriation order has been found to violate the law.

Google Glass Used in Surgery Performed in India

India West, News Report, Posted: Apr 28, 2014

A team of doctors led by U.S.-based orthopedic surgeon Selen G. Parekh performed a foot surgery recently with the help of Google Glass, using the technology on board to broadcast the surgery live on the Internet and to share the information with other doctors.

South Korean Prime Minister Resigns Over Ferry Disaster

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Apr 28, 2014

The prime minister of South Korea is stepping down from his post after the Sewol ferry sinking that left more than 300 dead or missing.

Cliven Bundy, Donald Sterling and Affirmative Action

Colorlines, News Analysis, Posted: Apr 28, 2014

Before turning to the way in which the race-infused antics of rancher Cliven Bundy and Los Angeles Clippers chief Donald Sterling upended the Supreme Court’s rationale of a race-free America, it’s important to quickly review the action the Court took.

Obama Vows Support for Philippines But Won’t Counter China

Inquirer.net, News Report, Kristine Angeli Sabillo, Posted: Apr 28, 2014

President Obama's assurance to the Philippines of his government’s support in the latter’s territorial dispute with China was not the support the public was expecting.

Study: African American Exposure to Pollution Greater than Whites

Afro.com, News Report, Staff, Posted: Apr 28, 2014

Vehicle exhaust and power plant emissions yield higher nitrogen dioxide for people of color, Minnesota researchers find.

Donald T. Sterling is No Aberration

New America Media, Op-ed, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Apr 27, 2014

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling is no aberration. There are many well-known Americans spewing racist remarks.

Q&A: Parcel Tax a ‘Last Ditch’ Effort to Save Doctors Hospital

New America Media/Richmond Pulse, Question & Answer, Interview by Vernon Whitmore, Posted: Apr 27, 2014

Doctors Hospital, which has the largest emergency room in West Contra Costa County, faces closure.

As Health Falters, LGBT Seniors Face Stark Housing Choices

Bay Area Reporter/New America Media , News Feature, Matthew S. Bajko , Posted: Apr 26, 2014

Despite his stellar career, Bernard Mayes, 84, couldn’t easily find LGBT-appropriate and affordable assisted living close to his extended family in San Francisco.

#Oakmtg: Meet the Hashtag Warriors of Open Government

Live Work Oakland Local, News Report, Liam Curley, Posted: Apr 25, 2014

Could Twitter be a tool for more civic engagement?

Boxer Bernard Hopkins Continues to Defy Age

Washington Informer, News Feature, Elton Hayes, Posted: Apr 25, 2014

Boxing icon dazzles at D.C. Armory.

Ethnic Transgender Women Reflect on a Lifetime of Struggle and Change

Bay Area Reporter/New America Media , News Feature, Matthew S. Bajko , Posted: Apr 25, 2014

Transgender people struggle with more bias for their orientation, plus some racism from their lesbian-gay-bisexual peers. But They’ve learned to count on each other.

From India to the U.S., Shreeja Sharma’s Path to Desi 1170AM

New America Media, News Feature, Lauren Seward, Posted: Apr 24, 2014

That August, they packed up their belongings and prepared to, once again, call a new country “home."

Civil Rights Complaints Filed Against Three New Orleans Schools

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Kari Harden, Posted: Apr 24, 2014

At Carver Collegiate, the family handbook describes in great detail precisely how students should walk, talk, dress, sit, raise their hand, and move their eyes.

Houston Coalition Aims to Naturalize More Immigrants

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Apr 24, 2014

The challenge, say naturalization advocates, is to encourage immigrants to apply for citizenship even as the application form doubles in length.

Pollster Says Voter Registration Mailings by Covered CA Will Boost Democratic Base

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Apr 24, 2014

The state's health insurance exchange began the mailings last month, after voting rights groups threatened to sue the state, accusing it of violating federal law.

Landlords ‘Gouge’ Nonprofits Into Moving Away From Seniors They Serve

KALW “Crosscurrents”, Interview, Ben Trefny, Posted: Apr 23, 2014

“We're totally at the mercy of the landlords,” says Geoff Link, editor of San Francisco’s “Central City Extra,” about forced evictions of nonprofits serving elders.

Local Muslims, Scholars Weigh In On Shaking Hands with the Opposite Sex

Arab American News, News Feature, Staff, Posted: Apr 23, 2014

Many Muslim women who wear the hijab will tell you they have experienced that awkward moment when it comes to shaking hand.

Welcome to America, Enter at Your Own Risk

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Apr 23, 2014

One commentator reflects on how many immigrants' American Dream overlooks the risk of violence in the United States.

Minister Farrakhan Says He Is Ill

NorthStar News, News Report, Posted: Apr 22, 2014

Minister Louis Farrakhan, who spoke at a reparations conference over the weekend at Chicago State University, told the audience that he is ill.

California Adds 8 Languages, including Tagalog, to Online Voter Registration System

Global Nation, News Report, Posted: Apr 22, 2014

alifornia’s system of online voter registration – launched in English and Spanish in 2012 – has been expanded to allow voters to register online in eight additional languages: Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese.

Judge Rips State Dept’s handling of Blackwater Shootings in Iraq

Final Call, News Report, Posted: Apr 22, 2014

A U.S. federal judge has rebuked the State Department for delaying the prosecution of U.S. security contractors charged with shooting unarmed Iraqi civilians in 2007.

LGBT Seniors in California Lack Affordable Housing Options

Bay Area Reporter/New America Media, News Analysis, Matthew S. Bajko , Posted: Apr 22, 2014

Skyrocketing urban costs plus the bias LGBT seniors face are leading nonprofits to develop affordable housing. But the demand goes beyond planned units.

What the Latest Keystone XL Delay Really Means

InsideClimate News, News Report, John H. Cushman Jr., Posted: Apr 22, 2014

The passage of time may shift the debate to two substantive issues: the pipeline's effect on America's oil supply and on international climate talks.

The Legacy of Gabriel García Márquez

New America Media, Commentary, Raymond L. Williams, Posted: Apr 21, 2014

A scholar who met the author several times writes that Garcia Marquez was a genius in finding the magic in the things of everyday life.

Keystone XL Decision Delayed Yet Again as State Department Invokes Nebraska Court Ruling

Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Apr 21, 2014

All eyes are on Lincoln, Nebraska as the U.S. Department of State has invoked a recent court ruling there as its latest reason to avoid making a decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.

Fil-Am Elected as Bellflower Mayor

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Apr 21, 2014

Another Filipino has been elected to a key city council position for a quaint suburban city in Southern California. 60-year-old Sonny R. Santa Ines, was recently elected by his fellow members in the Bellflower City Council to become the city’s next chief executive.

Obama and Holder to Expand Clemency for Unfair Prison Sentences

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Apr 21, 2014

The White House has indicated it wants to consider additional clemency applications, to restore a degree of justice, fairness and proportionality for deserving individuals.

Young Muslims Choosing to Wear the Hijab Despite Rising Tide of Islamophobia

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Apr 21, 2014

A new generation of Muslims is choosing to show their faith publicly, despite the personal challenges this brings.

Black LGBT Seniors Struggle with Double Discrimination

Bay Area Reporter/New America Media , News Feature, Matthew S. Bajko, Posted: Apr 20, 2014

In San Francisco, African American LGBT seniors face double discrimination from racism and ageism, a recent report shows.

Traditional Cambodian Dance Being Reborn in California

New America Media / VoiceWaves, News Report, Vivian Gatica, Posted: Apr 19, 2014

Cambodian-American youth in Long Beach are breathing new life into a traditional dance form that was once suppressed in their parents' homeland.

Entrevista: Madre de San Francisco pide que los padres latinos participen en la educación de sus hijos

New America Media, News Report, Vanessa Serpas, Posted: Apr 18, 2014

Catalina Ramirez es una madre de tres y un miembro del PAC. Dice que ahora más que nunca, los padres necesitan “conocer el sistema educativo y luchar por sus niños.”

Is a 'Massive Wave of Immigration' on the Horizon?

Fusion, News Report, Posted: Apr 18, 2014

Fusion responds to an article in USA Today that predicted a "massive wave of illegal immigration."

Lawsuit Alleges Contents at Native Am. Burial Site Were Dumped

Indian Country Today Media Network, News Report, Posted: Apr 18, 2014

A lawsuit filed last week in California alleges that a Native American burial site was desecrated and that the contents were dumped near the U.S.-Mexico border.

Voter Suppression -- Ohio's Incredible Tactics

The Afro, News Report, Zenitha Prince, Posted: Apr 18, 2014

Several new laws and policies roll back access to the ballot box in Ohio, voting advocates say.

LGBT Groups Working to End Seniors’ Isolation

Bay Area Reporter/New America Media , News Feature, Matthew S. Bajko, Posted: Apr 18, 2014

Discrimination and lack of family leave many LGBT seniors isolated and even suicidal. But New York and San Francisco are seeing changes.

For Miami's Immigrants, Cheap Land is Most Vulnerable to Climate Change

PRI's The World, News Report, Patricia Sagastume, Posted: Apr 18, 2014

Rising sea levels and surging Hispanic immigration to low-lying areas west of Miami have made a climate crusader out of a Venezuelan immigrant.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies at 87

El Nuevo Herald, News Report, Posted: Apr 17, 2014

Gabriel García Marquez, considered one of the most influential writers of the 20th century, died in Mexico City at the age of 87.

In Oakland, Fighting Police Abuse Alone Is An Uphill Battle

Oakland Local, News Report, Laura McCamy, Posted: Apr 17, 2014

In the last 20 years, few Oakland Police Department officers have been charged with criminal misconduct, even when unarmed citizens are shot and killed.

In Crowded Households, Stress is a Killer

New America Media / VoiceWaves, News Report, Rabiya Hussain, Posted: Apr 17, 2014

A new Long Beach-based study links overcrowded housing with poor mental health outcomes, and even decreased life spans.

Philly Mayor Ends Police-ICE Collaboration

Al Día, News Report, Posted: Apr 16, 2014

Philadelphia Mayor Nutter signed an executive order that ends collaboration between federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement and police.

Taking Care of Our Seniors

Hyphen Magazine, News Report, Posted: Apr 16, 2014

The largest generation in U.S. history is cruising into their golden years. Over the next twenty years, the number of folks in the U.S. aged 65 and older will double in size and climb to 20% of the population. These staggering numbers loom over national debates regarding the budget and healthcare as we tackle the issues raised by the aging of our parents and grandparents.

Is Obama Really the 'Deporter-in-Chief?' Depends on Whom You Ask

PRI's The World, News Report, Angilee Shah, Posted: Apr 16, 2014

Although the increase in deportations is largely due to laws passed in 1996, Obama could use his executive authority to curb deportations.

New School Standards Present Challenge for Refugee Students

San Diego Voice, News Report, Kimetha Hill, Posted: Apr 16, 2014

Teachers worry that California's new educational standards could make refugee students fall even further behind.

How the Outcome of the Muslim Spying Case Impacts Everyone

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Apr 15, 2014

In late February, U.S. District Judge William J. Martini found that the New York Police Department hadn’t violated the rights of the New Jersey-based plaintiffs in Hassan v. City of New York, a class action suit filed in response to the NYPD’s [massive spying] on Muslim mosques, businessness and student associations in the name of finding terrorists.

Boston University Chinese Community Honors Marathon Victim Lu Lingzi

Sampan, News Feature, Candice Chen, Posted: Apr 15, 2014

Biking and jogging along the track, Yao is preparing for her first marathon this month to honor the memories of bombing victim, Lu Lingzi.

Korean in New York Sues McDonald's for 'Racist Assault'

The Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Apr 14, 2014

An elderly ethnic Korean in New York has filed a multi-million-dollar suit against McDonald's for an alleged racist attack by one of its workers.

Food Truck Makes Texas-Sized Hit With Kimchi Fries

Korea Times, News Report, Jane Han, Posted: Apr 14, 2014

While Korean tacos are all the rage, one wildly popular Austin food truck has moved onto something even better – fries, on steroids.

Projections Show Rapidly Changing Racial Makeup of U.S.

VOXXI, News Report, Posted: Apr 14, 2014

By 2042, so-called racial minority groups will make up the majority of the U.S. population.

Pacquiao's Mom Says She Didn't Put Hex on Bradley

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Apr 14, 2014

Dionesia Pacquiao, the mother of Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, responded to speculation that she was casting a spell on Timothy Bradley.

Navajo Nation Officially Joins Fight Against Redskins Mascot

Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Apr 14, 2014

The Navajo Nation Council has adopted a bill opposing the use of the name redskins, a term that the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples has called a “hurtful reminder. . .of the long history of mistreatment of Native American people in the United States.”

Developer to Demolish 'Ground Zero Mosque'

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Apr 14, 2014

A New York City real estate developer has filed plans to raze the "Ground Zero mosque," a structure housing an Islamic community center just two blocks from the site of the September 11, 2001, attacks, city officials said Tuesday, April 8.

Pacquiao Avenges Controversial Loss to Bradley

the Afro, News Report, Posted: Apr 14, 2014

Manny Pacquiao finally achieved sweet revenge for the controversial match that ended his dominance in the boxing world.

Studies Prompt San Francisco Action for Seniors on Safer Central City Hotels

Central City Extra/New America Media , News Analysis, Tom Carter, Posted: Apr 14, 2014

San Francisco is responding slowly to recommendations to improve the safety of its 500+ SRO hotels housing vulnerable elders and those with disabilities.

Experts Warn Sleepless Seniors Overusing Store Drugs, But Can Find Help

Senior News 50 & Better/New America Media , News Feature, Dawn Williams , Posted: Apr 13, 2014

Can’t sleep? Studies warn seniors to visit their doctor before another trip to buy store sleep aids that can cause big health care headaches over time.

CA’s Health Care Exchange Chief Pleased With Latino Enrollment

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Apr 12, 2014

California's Latino enrollment rose to 32 percent of those enrolling in healthcare coverage during the first three weeks of March.

Un-Retiring? Here’s How To Connect With A Career Coach

Forbes/New America Media, News Feature, Kerry Hannon, Posted: Apr 12, 2014

If you’re 65-plus and want to rock on, not get in a rocker, what will you do next? Author Kerry Hannon has tips on how to find the best career coach for you.

Muslim Public School Holidays Will Be Observed In New York City

The Muslim Observer, News Report, Posted: Apr 11, 2014

Muslim families in New York City have been requesting official recognition for Islamic holidays in public schools for years now.

CBC Women Push to End Military Regulations on Black Hairstyles

The Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Apr 11, 2014

Females members of the Congressional Black Caucus say black women's hairstyles are often referred to in derogatory terms by some U.S. Army officials.

New Reports Undermine Obama Administration’s Claims About Deportations

Immigration Impact, News Report, Posted: Apr 11, 2014

The deportation dragnet cast by the Obama administration is capturing thousands of people who pose no serious threat to public safety.

Los niños de inmigrantes detenidos sufren problemas de salud de por vida

Reporting on Health Collaborative, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Apr 11, 2014

En tan sólo unos pocos minutos los agentes del servicio de inmigraciones pueden arrestar a los padres indocumentados en el hogar bajo la atenta mirada de sus hijos.

Children of Detained Immigrant Parents Suffer 'Lifetime of Trauma'

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Apr 11, 2014

It takes only a few minutes for an immigration officer to arrest undocumented parents. But the event can lead to a lifetime of health consequences on children.

Q&A: Engaging the Latino Parent Community

New America Media, Question & Answer, Vanessa Serpas, Posted: Apr 11, 2014

Catalina Ramirez is a member of SFUSD's Parent Advisory Council, which is helping to formulate the district's new spending plan.

Obit: Chuck Stone, Co-Founder of National Association of Black Journalists

NorthStar News and Analysis, News Report, Posted: Apr 10, 2014

Chuck Stone, a newspaper columnist, co-founder of The National Association of Black Journalists and a Tuskegee Airman, died April 6.

Young, New Blood to Cover Bay Area’s Chinese Community

New America Media, Profile, Chantel Genest, Posted: Apr 10, 2014

At 25, Ricky Chan is the youngest member on the KTSF team, the country’s oldest Chinese-language nightly newscast.

California County Could be State's First to Ban Fracking

Chico Sol, News Report, Leslie Layton, Posted: Apr 10, 2014

A majority on the Butte County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to draft an ordinance that would ban the practice known as hydraulic fracturing.

LGBT Latino Seniors Face Housing Crunch, Isolation in San Francisco

New America Media, News Feature, Matthew S. Bajko, Posted: Apr 10, 2014

Recent reports show many LGBT Latino seniors experience multiple layers of discrimination, housing limitations and can’t count on community support.

Politics Meets Religion at Catholic Border Mass

PRI's The World, News Report, Shefali S. Kulkarni, Posted: Apr 09, 2014

Last week, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) conducted a mass along the US-Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona.

Venezuela Anti-Gov't Protestors Go Naked

VOXXI, News Report, Posted: Apr 09, 2014

Venezuelans took to social media, posting naked selfies in support of an unidentified student left naked by militiamen storming an anti-government rally.

Re-Development Act for Lower 9th Ward Proposed

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Nayita Wilson, Posted: Apr 09, 2014

Two proposed measures would allow current and former Lower Ninth Ward residents and other individuals to purchase abandoned property in the area.

Trauma of AIDS Epidemic Impacts Aging Survivors

Bay Area Reporter/New America Media , News Report, Matthew S. Bajko, Posted: Apr 09, 2014

Science now enables those with HIV to survive--and many are aging isolated and depressed. Some are organizing for group support and better services.

Community Rallies Against “Eviciton Boot Camp” Law Firm

El Tecolote, News Report, Posted: Apr 08, 2014

Housing activists held a mock “evict the evictors” demonstration against a law practice that has helped landlords evict and displace Bay Area tenants.

More Blacks Have Health Insurance Because of ACA

NorthStar News and Analysis, News Report, Posted: Apr 08, 2014

The number of African Americans who lacked health insurance dropped dramatically in 2014's first quarter compared to 2013's fourth quarter.

M.I.A. Faces $15.1 Million Fine Over Superbowl Shenanigans

India West, News Report, Posted: Apr 08, 2014

Sri Lankan-origin hip hop star M.I.A.’s raised middle finger during a Super Bowl XLVI performance raised eyebrows two years ago, and led the NFL and its broadcast partner, NBC, to issue apologies. Now, she is facing a huge, new additional fine.

Vietnam Continues to Suppress Religion: US Congressional Testimony

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Apr 08, 2014

Religious leaders and activists, testifying before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the U.S. Congress on March 26, told of numerous attempts by the Vietnamese government to persecute the communities of faith that do not accept government controls.

Marcos Gutierrez -- A Tireless Voice for San Francisco Latinos

New America Media, Profile, Vanessa Serpas, Posted: Apr 08, 2014

Anyone who listens to Spanish language radio in the Bay Area knows the name Marcos Gutierrez.

Disability Advocate Speaks Out on New California Care Program

New America Media, Commentary, Pamela Hoye, Posted: Apr 08, 2014

As California moves low-income people into managed care plans, one disability advocate expresses hope for the new program—as well as concerns.

San Francisco Protestors Denounce Obama Deportations

New America Media, News Report, Stephanie Castillo and Chanelle Ignant, Posted: Apr 07, 2014

Protestors rallied in San Francisco Friday as part of a national day of action to encourage President Obama to end deportations.

Quejas por falta de explicación de estándares escolares en LAUSD

La Opinion, News Report, Esmeralda Fabián

, Posted: Apr 07, 2014

Padres latinos opinan que el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Los Ángeles (LAUSD), no ha hecho lo suficiente para explicar Common Core a la comunidad.

Black and Latino Displacement Remaking Bay Area

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Apr 07, 2014

A new report from San Francisco-based community advocacy group Causa Justa:Just Cause released today details just how deeply gentrification is reshaping San Francisco and Oakland.

LA's Latino Parents 'In the Dark' About Common Core

La Opinion, News Report, Esmeralda Fabian, Posted: Apr 07, 2014

Latino parents in Los Angeles say the state’s largest school district hasn’t done enough to explain Common Core to the community.

Senior Centers’ Casino Trips Help Drive Gambling Addiction

Buffalo News/New America Media , News Feature, Melinda Miller , Posted: Apr 07, 2014

As gambling addiction grows among seniors, researchers try catching up in a seeming race to stop the cash flow between casino ATMs and slot machines.

Foreword: Vietnam 40 Years Later

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Apr 06, 2014

As the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War approaches, photographer Robert Dodge offers us a compelling new view of Vietnam,

Geriatric Doctor Wants ERs to Face the Holistic Music, But It’s Not Everyone

Rogue Valley Messenger/New America Media , News Feature, Jennifer Margulis , Posted: Apr 06, 2014

Emergency room experiences can differ sharply between attentive small hospital and big, impersonal ERs. One geriatrician wants ERs to face the holistic music.

Death of Activist in Vietnam, Dinh Dang Dinh

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Apr 05, 2014

The activist was unjustly jailed in 2011 after starting a petition against a mining project and was diagnosed with cancer while in prison.

Lack of Information and Funds Keeps DACA Applications Low

EGP, News Report, Jacqueline García, Posted: Apr 05, 2014

An estimated 1.6 million undocumented individuals are eligible to receive deferred action status, but fewer than half of those who may qualify have applied.

As Seniors Gamble for Fun, Some Find Only Trouble

Buffalo News/New America Media , News Feature, Melinda Miller , Posted: Apr 05, 2014

Like a growing number of lonely elders who never bet much before, Gina’s dad, 83, fell into gambling addiction, risking his income and almost his home.

Campaign Seeks to Diversify Clinical Trials

Koream Journal, News Feature, James S. Kim, Posted: Apr 04, 2014

A new national campaign aims to include more Asian Americans in medical research, Koream Magazine reports.

Oakland’s Most Decorated Officers Named in High Number of Brutality Lawsuits

Oakland Police Beat/Oakland Local, News Report, Abraham Hyatt, Posted: Apr 04, 2014

Since 2007, the recipients of the department’s most prestigious awards have been involved in significantly more shootings and lawsuits involving allegations of brutality and other types of misconduct than officers who earned lesser awards.

Can President Obama Stop Deportations?

Equal Voice News, News Report, Maureen O'Hagan, Posted: Apr 04, 2014

Since Pres. Barack Obama took office in 2009, almost 2 million people have been deported.

African Americans Say 'Parent Involvement' Key to School Success

New America Media, News Report, George White, Posted: Apr 03, 2014

A new poll has found that black parents, when asked about education issues, cited "lack of parent involvement" as their greatest concern.

Latino Groups Take Obama to Task for Record Deportations

Latin Trends, News Report, Posted: Apr 03, 2014

The “Obama Legacy Project,” is calling on Obama to take action on immigration reform and put an end to deportations.

Growing Up Muslim

New America Media, Video, Peter Schurmann, Video by Jonah Most, Posted: Apr 03, 2014

The experience of young Muslim Americans is at the core of how the religion will evolve in this country going forward, and yet their stories are rarely heard.

Congress to Unemployed: Maybe You Should Move to the Ukraine

The Root, News Analysis, George Ellison, Posted: Apr 03, 2014

While doling out $1 billion to stabilize the Ukraine, with more promised, Congress is stalled on benefits for millions of jobless Americans.

Beware of the FBI’s Shaky Record of Investigative Integrity

New America Media, Commentary, George Koo, Posted: Apr 03, 2014

The arrest of Leland Yee, California state senator, accused of graft, is the latest of a string of Chinese Americans ensnared by the FBI.

Obama: 'The Affordable Care Act is Here to Stay'

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Apr 02, 2014

President Obama announced Tuesday that more than 7 million people have signed up for health insurance under his Affordable Care Act as the March 31 deadline passed.

United Nations Warns of Famine, Floods, if Climate Change Not Addressed

Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Apr 02, 2014

Pointing out that “the effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents and across the oceans,” the IPCC said in Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, from the panel’s Working Group II, released on March 31.

A Vow to End Maryland’s Diversion of Foster Youth’s Benefits

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Apr 02, 2014

Federal benefits for individual foster youth are routinely used by the vast majority of states to reimburse themselves.

Vietnamese Parents Face Culture Shift With Common Core

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Tina Ha Giang, Posted: Apr 02, 2014

The Common Core marks a major shift for Vietnamese parents accustomed to the traditional test-based approach to education.

Educando la generación más experta tecnológicamente

New America Media, News Report, Irene Florez, Posted: Apr 01, 2014

Pero con disparidades en financiación y asignación de recursos, la prisa para inyectar la corriente digital en las aulas está dejando a muchos atrás.

Technology Changing Classrooms, Some More Than Others

New America Media, News Report, Irene Florez, Posted: Apr 01, 2014

The rush to inject more technology into classrooms is leaving many students behind.

Leland Yee Helps Set Dangerous Precedent for Affirmative Action

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Apr 01, 2014

Yee reversed his decision on an affirmative action bill after receiving an outraged letter from an Asian-American constituent group.