Latinovations, Commentary, 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.
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.
New America Media, News Report, 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.
India West/New America Media, News Report, 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.
South Kern Sol, Question & Answer, 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.
New America Media, First Person, 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.
New America Media, News Report, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Inquirer.net, News Report, 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.
Afro.com, News Report, Posted: Apr 28, 2014
Vehicle exhaust and power plant emissions yield higher nitrogen dioxide for people of color, Minnesota researchers find.
New America Media, Op-ed, Posted: Apr 27, 2014
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling is no aberration. There are many well-known Americans spewing racist remarks.
New America Media/Richmond Pulse, Question & Answer, Posted: Apr 27, 2014
Doctors Hospital, which has the largest emergency room in West Contra Costa County, faces closure.
Bay Area Reporter/New America Media , News Feature, 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.
Live Work Oakland Local, News Report, Posted: Apr 25, 2014
Could Twitter be a tool for more civic engagement?
Washington Informer, News Feature, Posted: Apr 25, 2014
Boxing icon dazzles at D.C. Armory.
Bay Area Reporter/New America Media , News Feature, 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.
New America Media, News Feature, Posted: Apr 24, 2014
That August, they packed up their belongings and prepared to, once again, call a new country “home."
Louisiana Weekly, News Report, 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.
New America Media, News Report, 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.
New America Media, News Report, 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.
KALW “Crosscurrents”, Interview, 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.
Arab American News, News Feature, 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.
New America Media, Commentary, Posted: Apr 23, 2014
One commentator reflects on how many immigrants' American Dream overlooks the risk of violence in the United States.
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.
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.
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.
Bay Area Reporter/New America Media, News Analysis, 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.
InsideClimate News, News Report, 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.
New America Media, Commentary, 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.
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.
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.
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.
New America Media, News Report, Posted: Apr 21, 2014
A new generation of Muslims is choosing to show their faith publicly, despite the personal challenges this brings.
Bay Area Reporter/New America Media , News Feature, Posted: Apr 20, 2014
In San Francisco, African American LGBT seniors face double discrimination from racism and ageism, a recent report shows.
New America Media / VoiceWaves, News Report, 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, 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.”
Fusion, News Report, Posted: Apr 18, 2014
Fusion responds to an article in USA Today that predicted a "massive wave of illegal immigration."
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.
The Afro, News Report, Posted: Apr 18, 2014
Several new laws and policies roll back access to the ballot box in Ohio, voting advocates say.
Bay Area Reporter/New America Media , News Feature, 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.
PRI's The World, News Report, 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.
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.
Oakland Local, News Report, 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.
New America Media / VoiceWaves, News Report, Posted: Apr 17, 2014
A new Long Beach-based study links overcrowded housing with poor mental health outcomes, and even decreased life spans.
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.
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.
PRI's The World, News Report, 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.
San Diego Voice, News Report, Posted: Apr 16, 2014
Teachers worry that California's new educational standards could make refugee students fall even further behind.
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.
Sampan, News Feature, 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.
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.
Korea Times, News Report, 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.
VOXXI, News Report, Posted: Apr 14, 2014
By 2042, so-called racial minority groups will make up the majority of the U.S. population.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Central City Extra/New America Media , News Analysis, 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.
Senior News 50 & Better/New America Media , News Feature, 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.
New America Media, News Report, 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.
Forbes/New America Media, News Feature, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Reporting on Health Collaborative, News Report, 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.
New America Media, News Report, 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.
New America Media, Question & Answer, 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.
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.
New America Media, Profile, Posted: Apr 10, 2014
At 25, Ricky Chan is the youngest member on the KTSF team, the country’s oldest Chinese-language nightly newscast.
Chico Sol, News Report, 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.
New America Media, News Feature, 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.
PRI's The World, News Report, 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.
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.
Louisiana Weekly, News Report, 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.
Bay Area Reporter/New America Media , News Report, 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
New America Media, Profile, Posted: Apr 08, 2014
Anyone who listens to Spanish language radio in the Bay Area knows the name Marcos Gutierrez.
New America Media, Commentary, 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.
New America Media, News Report, 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.
La Opinion, News Report, 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.
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 Opinion, News Report, 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.
Buffalo News/New America Media , News Feature, 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.
New America Media, Commentary, 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,
Rogue Valley Messenger/New America Media , News Feature, 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.
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.
EGP, News Report, 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.
Buffalo News/New America Media , News Feature, 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.
Koream Journal, News Feature, Posted: Apr 04, 2014
A new national campaign aims to include more Asian Americans in medical research, Koream Magazine reports.
Oakland Police Beat/Oakland Local, News Report, 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.
Equal Voice News, News Report, Posted: Apr 04, 2014
Since Pres. Barack Obama took office in 2009, almost 2 million people have been deported.
New America Media, News Report, 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.
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.
New America Media, Video, 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.
The Root, News Analysis, 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.
New America Media, Commentary, 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.
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.
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.
New America Media, News Report, Posted: Apr 02, 2014
Federal benefits for individual foster youth are routinely used by the vast majority of states to reimburse themselves.
Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Apr 02, 2014
The Common Core marks a major shift for Vietnamese parents accustomed to the traditional test-based approach to education.
New America Media, News Report, 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.
New America Media, News Report, Posted: Apr 01, 2014
The rush to inject more technology into classrooms is leaving many students behind.
New America Media, Commentary, Posted: Apr 01, 2014
Yee reversed his decision on an affirmative action bill after receiving an outraged letter from an Asian-American constituent group.