Appeal Court Affirms Prison Sentence for Vietnamese Blogger

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Jun 30, 2014

A lightning fast appellate hearing in Danang today affirmed the two-year sentence imposed on blogger Truong Duy Nhat.




Poll: 63 Percent of Americans Believe Blacks Are Responsible for Their Own Conditions

The Root , News Report, Posted: Jun 30, 2014

According to a poll conducted by the Pew Research Center (pdf), 63 percent of Americans believe blacks are responsible for their own inability to succeed.




Obama Announces Unilateral Action on Immigration

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Jun 30, 2014

Obama is directing Homeland Security to move resources to the border and identify other actions he can take without Congress.




SCOTUS Rules in Hobby Lobby’s Favor Over Birth Control

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jun 30, 2014

In a 5-4 ruling the Supreme Court sided with two companies who sought religious exemptions in Obamacare requirements that they cover birth control for employees.




Online Program Widens Access to UC for High School Students

UC Newsroom, News Report, Nicole Freeling, Posted: Jun 30, 2014

The UC Scout online learning program is designed to open college-prep courses to high school students who otherwise lack access through their individual schools.




‘Under Water’: Calif.’s San Mateo County Takes Economic Hit from Sea Rise

Telemundo 48/New America Media, News Report, Pilar Nino, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Jun 28, 2014

About 90,000 people and $21 billion in property in San Mateo County are at risk of flooding, and homeowners fear an increase in flood insurance premiums.




加州大學網路課程提升學生入學機會

UC Newsroom, News Report, by Nicole Freeling, translated by Summer Chiang, Posted: Jun 27, 2014

加州大學Scout課程提供學生選修大學先修課程的管道




El programa Scout de la UC le da a todos los estudiantes acceso a un currículo de preparación universitaria

New America Media, News Report, by Nicole Freeling, translated by Elizabeth Gonzalez, Posted: Jun 27, 2014

Cada año, miles de estudiantes de preparatorias en California son excluidos de una educación universitaria pública debido a donde asisten a la escuela.




Calif. Earmarks a Quarter of Its Cap-and-Trade Riches for Environmental Justice

InsideClimate News, News Report, Amy Nordrum, Posted: Jun 27, 2014

This year, $230 million from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund will go to programs for low-income and minority people.




'Under Water': Bay Area Latinos, Minorities Most Vulnerable to Sea Rise

Telemundo 48/New America Media, News Report, Pilar Nino, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Jun 27, 2014

Sea level rise affects more immigrant and minority communities than whites in the Bay Area, according to a new analysis.




Shift to High-Tech Jobs Leaves Latinos Behind

New America Media, News Report, Irene Florez, Posted: Jun 27, 2014

Job numbers are bouncing back to 2008 levels, but the recovery isn’t being felt evenly by everyone.




Aumentan Las Ofertas de Empleo de Alta Tecnología, Pero no Para Los Latinos

New America Media, News Report, Irene Florez, Posted: Jun 26, 2014

Las cifras de empleo están regresando a los niveles del 2008, pero esta recuperación no la sienten todos.




Flagging Kids In Early Grades as "At Risk" -- Does It Help or Harm?

VoiceWaves / New America Media, News Report, Alyson Bryant, Posted: Jun 26, 2014

Long before students have even entered ninth grade, teachers are looking at data to determine which kids are most likely to drop out.




Coordinated Care for Those Nearing Life’s End - But Does It Save Money?

KQED California Report/New America Media , News Report, April Dembosky, Posted: Jun 26, 2014

Bob Martinez, 81--fed up with hospitals--entered a special Sutter Health pilot program through Obamacare to comfort him and his family in his final months.




Some U.S. Latinos Turned Off by Univision's World Cup Coverage

PRI's The World, News Feature, Nina Porzucki, Posted: Jun 25, 2014

Univision's World Cup Spanish commentary has surprised some Latinos in the United States.




Voting Rights Are in Peril, and Democracy Hangs in the Balance

The Roots, News Report, Posted: Jun 25, 2014

A year after the Shelby v. Holder Supreme Court case, as the 2014 midterms approach, election changes place our democracy in jeopardy. And it is up to us—all of us—to fight to preserve it.




Wondolowski 'Bau Daigh' Debuts in World Cup, Makes Grandparents Proud

Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Jun 25, 2014

Members of the Kiowa tribe erupted in applause when ESPN flashed a photo of Wondolowski on the TV screen and the announcer said that he was “half Native American” and a member of the Kiowa tribe and that “He is on for the USA, a born goal scorer.”




Why Young, Black Men Can’t Work

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jun 25, 2014

Moody’s easy laughter emphasizes his already boyish looks, and together they make him seem even younger than his 21 years. But he’s facing decidedly grown-folks challenges today.




Una Escuela Demuestra Cómo Hacer Buen Uso de las Normas Comunes

New America Media, News Report, George White, Posted: Jun 25, 2014

NUEVA ORLEANS - Cuando la escuela Morris Jeff Community, una escuela privada subvencionada, volvió a abrir sus puertas aquí en el año 2010, cinco años después de ser destruida por el huracán Katrina, los periodistas estaban ansiosos por entrevistar a la directora Patricia Perkins sobre el plan de la escuela para adoptar normas académicas más rigurosas; normas de una asociación de educación internacional.




Life's Journey: A Hospice Nurse's Frank Approach to Death

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/New America Media , News Feature, Gary Rotstein , Posted: Jun 25, 2014

Former hospice nurse Joan Baldwin-Branch, faced with her own cancer, blogged openly about her “journey” to comfort family, friends and strangers.




Voting Rights Still “Under Siege,” Says New Coalition for Redistricting Reform

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Jun 25, 2014

One year after a Supreme Court decision that weakened protections for minority voters, a group of civil rights and democracy organizations is fighting back through redistricting reform.




In California, Health Care is Often Lost for Lack of Translation

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

With health care coverage expanded to an additional 2 million Californians through the Affordable Care Act, community clinics are seeing a need for interpreters like never before.




Vietnam Rejects 45 Recommendations by Other Countries on Human Rights

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Jun 23, 2014

Vietnam rejected 45 of the recommendations by other countries on improving its human rights record, accepting the remaining 185 of them, at the June 20 meeting of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva that concludes the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process.




Murders Down, But Rape, Robbery & Theft On The Rise in New Orleans

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Jun 23, 2014

You’re more likely to be raped, robbed or become a theft victim than to become a murder victim in New Orleans, according to crime statistics released last week by the New Orleans Police Department.




U.S. Has No Plans for Leniency With Unaccompanied Migrant Children

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jun 23, 2014

Migrants fleeing Central America for the U.S. will not be greeted with open arms, the Obama administration wants to make clear. In fact, to deal with the influx of an expected 90,000 migrants this year, the Obama administration will be funneling immigration officers and judges to the region to accelerate processing—and deportations—of migrants.




Michelle Wie Wins U.S. Open

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Jun 23, 2014

The 24-year-old golfer won the U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst, with a two-shot victory over the No. 1-ranked Stacy Lewis.




Q&A: Early Childhood Education, Common Core and America’s Future

New America Media, Interview, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Jun 23, 2014

Journalist turned children's advocate David Lawrence, Jr. says education reform efforts in south Florida are an indicator of where the nation is headed.




Hattiesburg Vying for $250,000 Award to Help Cover Uninsured Children

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Jun 23, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss. is among the finalists for a National League of Cities grant that would help connect uninsured children to health care.




Mom of Three, UCLA Grad Looks to 'Empower' Her Community

UC Newsroom, News Report, Rebecca Kendall, Posted: Jun 22, 2014

Deanna Jordan, honored as a departmental scholar at UCLA, founded the Compton Pipeline Taskforce, which offers education services for area youth.




Water Cut-off in Detroit Violates Human Rights, Say Activists

Inter Press Service, News Report, Thalif Deen, Posted: Jun 22, 2014

Over the last decade, Detroit residents have seen water rates rise by 119 percent.




A Woman Alone: The Story of India's Forgotten 'Coolie' Women

FirstPost, News Feature, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jun 21, 2014

When Gaiutra Bahadur came to India, she was told not to go out by herself at night. “They said Delhi is a particularly unsafe city for women."




Never Too Late—Getting Healthy With a Little Help From Your Friends

Senior News/New America Media , News Feature, Dawn Williams, Posted: Jun 21, 2014

Over 50, 60 or more and having trouble getting moving? Studies show that exercise, including dance, can get you started at any age on the path to better health.




La Opinión: Why Kevin McCarthy Won't Lead on Immigration

La Opinión, Editorial, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Jun 20, 2014

Kevin McCarthy's election to Majority Leader doesn't improve the chances for immigration reform this year.




Indian Country Celebrates Redskins Trademark Revocation

Indian Country Today, News Report, Posted: Jun 19, 2014

A ruling from the United States Patent and Trademark Office cancels the Washington Redskins trademark registration.




Web de Medicare causa confusión con el término "hospice"

PRI's The World in Words, News Report, Daniela Gerson, Posted: Jun 19, 2014

La página en español de Medicare traduce hospice como hospicio. Para Manuela Flores, una residente de Los Ángeles, esto parece extraño.




Setting Data Free, In the Name of Better Health

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jun 19, 2014

In the U.S., health data is often inaccessible to those who could best use it to improve lives.




And Obama Makes Eight: Presidents Who Visited Indian Country

Indian Country Today, News Report, Posted: Jun 18, 2014

News media are sticking to the story that Obama is only the fourth president to visit a reservation. I say it's more like seven or eight.




In U.S., An Islamic ‘Melting Pot’ That Bridges Sectarian Divide

New America Media, Question & Answer, Posted: Jun 18, 2014

When you attend services at an American mosque, almost every ethnic group is represented.




Vietnamese Political Prisoners Transferred Away from Family

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Jun 18, 2014

Prisoners of conscience in Vietnam have been transferred away from their families, a pattern that has come to the fore with the most recent move of Le Quoc Quan (Lê Quốc Quân) from Hanoi to Quang Nam province 760km (470 miles) away.




International School Shows How Common Core Can Work

New America Media, News Report, George White, Posted: Jun 18, 2014

One innovative school in New Orleans offers a case study on how Common Core standards can be implemented successfully.




Federal Patent Office Rules Against Redskins, Cancels Trademark

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Jun 18, 2014

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday canceled six federal Washington Redskins trademark registrations, deeming the team name "disparaging to Native Americans."




Anita Hill Talks Civil Rights

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Jun 18, 2014

On July 2 the 1964 Civil Rights Act turns 50. This sweeping piece of legislation outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin.




Will There be a Sunni-Shi’a War in the Middle East? Not Likely

New America Media, News Analysis, William O. Beeman, Posted: Jun 18, 2014

Here's why the current crisis in Iraq isn't likely to lead to more widespread conflict in the Middle East.




Remembering Kevin Weston: Youth Communicator and New Media Pioneer

New America Media, Commentary, Russell Morse, Posted: Jun 17, 2014

Kevin Weston, accomplished journalist and longtime New America Media family member, died Sunday at his home in Oakland.




Oakland Unified Gives Students Say in Spending Plans

Oakland Local, News Report, Barbara Grady, Posted: Jun 17, 2014

Oakland Unified School District unveiled a tentative plan that gives students an unprecedented say in determining spending priorities.




Mars Spacecraft 100 Days Away from Destination

India West, News Report, Posted: Jun 17, 2014

Bengaluru: India’s Mars spacecraft is scheduled for a rendezvous with the red planet exactly after 100 days as it is coasting towards its target having covered almost 70% of its journey.




Wildfire Sparks Evacuations on Navajo Nation, 11,000 Acres Burned

Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Jun 17, 2014

Two communities have been evacuated on the Navajo Nation as firefighters struggle to get a blaze under control, hampered by “high winds and extreme fire behavior,” according to KOB News out of New Mexico.




Alabama Overturns Gay Sex Ban

Al Día, News Report, Posted: Jun 17, 2014

The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals ruled on Friday, June 13 that prohibiting consensual homosexual intercourse is unconstitutional.




New Grads Step Into a World of Debt

New America Media / VoiceWaves, News Report, Ben Novotny, Posted: Jun 17, 2014

Outstanding student debt across the United States has reached $1.2 trillion, increasing at a faster rate than mortgages and auto loans.




How California Is Preparing Undocumented Immigrants for Driving Test

PRI's The World, News Report, Valerie Hamilton, Posted: Jun 17, 2014

“Of course they know how to drive. But do they know the rules? That is a problem,” says Los Angeles Mexican consul Carlos Sada.




Subida de Aguas

UCOP News, News Report, Janet Wilson, Translated by Liz Gonzalez, Posted: Jun 16, 2014

Estudiantes de la UCI ayudan a las comunidades costeras prepararse para el cambio climático.




DACA Students' Right to Medi-Cal Routinely Rejected

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jun 16, 2014

A slew of challenges -- including onerous paperwork and ignorance among healthcare workers -- has kept numerous DACA students from getting a Medi-Cal card.




Rising Waters - UC Students Help Coastal Communities Brace for Climate Change

UCOP News, News Report, Janet Wilson, Posted: Jun 16, 2014

Two dozen UC Irvine students are participating in FloodRISE, an initiative to help ordinary people along the Pacific coast cope with rising waters.




Celebrating Dads, Of All Stripes

New America Media/Long Beach Voicewaves, Interview, Thomas Lick, Posted: Jun 15, 2014

Father's Day is a nice reminder that we shouldn’t take our dads – whoever they may be – for granted.




Saving a Local Marsh Protects One Neighborhood from Rising Seas

Richmond Pulse/New America Media, News Report, Edgardo Cervano-Soto, Posted: Jun 14, 2014

Longtime African-American residents of a neighborhood in Richmond, Calif. saved a wetland that is now protecting the community from rising seas.




U.S. Iraqi Christians Fearful for Communities Back Home

Arab American News, News Report, Natasha Dado, Posted: Jun 13, 2014

There is not much local Iraqis can do to help the victims of violence in their homeland except pray for their safety. And that is exactly what several did this week.




Tea Party Republican Tim Scott Takes Another Step Toward History

The North Star News, News Report, Frederick Lowe, Posted: Jun 13, 2014

Scott could become the first African American in history elected to the U.S. Senate from South Carolina.




Reparations for North Carolina Sterilization Victims

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Jun 13, 2014

Victims who were sterilized in North Carolina between 1929 and 1974 have until the end of June to file a claim with the state, according to government officials.




Aprendizaje profundo inspira sueños del escenario

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Jun 13, 2014

En una tarde agradable a finales de mayo la estudiante de último año de secundaria Regina León se está preparando para dar su defensa de cartera.




El verano: momento para cerrar las brechas educativas

New America Media, News Report, Irene Florez, Posted: Jun 13, 2014

El verano, afirma, es el momento para que los padres ayuden a sus hijos a cerrar las brechas educativas.




Fighting the Achievement Gap, In the Summer

New America Media, News Report, Irene Florez, Posted: Jun 13, 2014

Summer is a valuable time for students to gain the kind of non-school experience that is key to academic success.




New State Program Enrolling 200,000 Medicare-MediCal Patients in L.A.

New America Media, Video, Steve Angeles & Odette Keeley, Story by Paul Kleyman, Posted: Jun 13, 2014

Cal MediConnect will fully start July 1 for 200,000 Los Angeles seniors and those with disabilities. Its promise of coordinated care raises key questions.




The Disintegration of Iraq has Begun

New America Media, News Analysis, William Beeman, Posted: Jun 12, 2014

The takeover of Northern Iraq by Islamist forces is part of a full-scale revolt of the country's Sunni population against the Shi’a government.




Civil Society Meets on Freedom of Assembly & Association in Vietnam

vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Jun 12, 2014

Showing a firm determination to have an independent civil society in Vietnam, representatives from more than a dozen community and religious groups met June 5 at a Ho Chi Minh City temple belonging to a banned Buddhist church to discuss the right to freedom of assembly and of association.




Ruby Dee, Famed Actress and Activist, Dies

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Jun 12, 2014

Dee's daughter, Nora Davis Day, told the Associated Press on Thursday that her mother died at home in New Rochelle on Wednesday night.




The Power Struggle Behind the Teacher Tenure Law Suit

New America Media, Commentary, Kitty Kelly Epstein, Posted: Jun 12, 2014

The decision striking down teacher tenure laws was more a political attack on unions that will only serve to erode already dwindling teacher recruitment.




Cantor's Defeat Could Put Immigration Reform in Obama's Court

New America Media, News Analysis, Elena Shore, Posted: Jun 12, 2014

Eric Cantor's defeat may not have been about immigration reform at all, but it could impact what the House GOP decides to do.




Sea Rise Threatens Oakland's Sewer System

Oakland Local/New America Media, News Report, Barbara Grady, Posted: Jun 12, 2014

The low-lying flatland neighborhoods of Oakland are at risk of floods – and not only with water but also with a toxic stew of industrial runoff and sewage.




Mixtec Parents Cook Up Central California Community

South Kern Sol/New America Media, News Report, Alfred Camacho, Posted: Jun 11, 2014

A culinary course in the Central Valley town of Lamont is connecting the area's Mixtec migrants with the wider community.




Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Report Abuse by US Officials During Detention

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Jun 11, 2014

The ACLU is accusing U.S. Customs and Border Protection of abuse and mistreatment of unaccompanied immigrant children.




For One Martial Arts Academy, Small Business Program Brings New Hopes

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Jun 11, 2014

A small business program offered through Wells Fargo helped one marital arts studio in San Francisco take its business to the next level.




Democrats Could Win Eric Cantor’s House Seat—With Black Votes

The Root, News Analysis, Charles D. Ellison, Posted: Jun 11, 2014

Don’t sleep. In a district that’s 20 percent black, if they played their cards right, Democrats could turn Rep. Cantor’s primary loss into a general election win.




Holder Endorses Shorter Terms of Imprisoned Drug Offenders

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

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that the Justice Department supports a proposal to allow some people serving time in federal prison for nonviolent drug offenses to be eligible for reduced sentences.





加州大學聖地牙哥分校幫助外來醫生適應美國醫療體系

UCOP News, News Report, Christina Johnson, Translated by Summer Chiang, Posted: Jun 11, 2014

在加州成千上萬在國外受過良好醫療培訓的醫生卻面臨難以適應美國醫療體系的困境。




Eric Cantor Loses - 'Earthquake' in Republican Party

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Jun 11, 2014

In a major upset, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor conceded defeat Tuesday after losing the Virginia state primary to Tea Party candidate Dave Brat.




Sea Rise Will Bring Severe Floods to Silicon Valley's Eastern Edge

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Jun 10, 2014

Northern California residents, many from low-income and minority communities, will bear the brunt of sea level rise, with San Mateo County as the hardest hit in the Bay Area.




해외 면허 소지 전문의 미국 의료 활동 더 쉬워진다

UCOP News, News Report, Christina Johnson, Translated by Aruna Lee, Posted: Jun 10, 2014

UC 샌디에고 의사들이 해외에서 수련 과정을 마친 전문의들이 미 의료계에서 일할 수 있도록 지원하고 있다.




Judge Objects to Funding School Police With LCFF Money

EdSource Today, News Report, Posted: Jun 10, 2014

Los Angeles’ top juvenile court judge is objecting to a planned diversion of $13 million to school police there from state funds earmarked to provide special learning assistance to disadvantaged kids.




Why the Las Vegas Shooters Ran Loose

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Jun 10, 2014

Local law enforcement laxity in pursuing hate crime charges offers just enough space for the Millers of America to run loose.




What's Driving Exodus of Minors Across US-Mexico Border?

PRI's The World, News Report, Joyce Hackel, Posted: Jun 10, 2014

Last year alone, 24,000 undocumented minors were caught making that journey. The shelters that usually hold them are filled to capacity.




San Franciscans in the Dark about Flood Hazards

Sing Tao Daily/New America Media, News Report, Nina Li, Posted: Jun 10, 2014

New research shows that more than 700 housing units and more than $1 billion in property are at risk of flooding in the city.




Gambling Addiction on the Rise for Detroit Arabs, Chaldeans

Arab American News, News Report, Samer Hijazi, Posted: Jun 10, 2014

On any given night, hundreds of local Arab and Chaldean residents can be seen strolling through the local casinos.




Latina Crowned Miss USA Advocates Self-Defense for Women

VOXXI, News Report, Posted: Jun 09, 2014

Nia Sanchez, the new Miss USA is Latina, proud, beautiful and an expert in martial arts.




Outsourcing Pioneer Narendra Patni Dies Unexpectedly After Heart Surgery

India West, News Report, Posted: Jun 09, 2014

Narendra Patni, founder of Patni Computers, died unexpectedly in Boston, Mass., of complications from a minor heart procedure.




Couple Involved in Vegas Shooting May Have White Supremacist Ties

The Root, News Report, Posted: Jun 09, 2014

As police searched the apartment of the couple involved in the fatal shooting of two police officers and several civilians in Las Vegas, a stunning theory began to emerge.




Una segunda oportunidad para ejercer la medicina

UC Newsroom, News Report, Christina Johnson, Translated by Liz Gonzalez, Posted: Jun 09, 2014

Los médicos de la UC San Diego ayudando a médicos formados en el extranjero navegar el acceso al sistema de salud estadounidense.




Supreme Court: Children Over 21 Go to Back of Visa Line

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Jun 09, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that immigrant children whose parents' visa applications are still pending have to go to the back of the line when they turn 21.




Deeper Learning Inspires Dreams of the Stage

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Jun 09, 2014

Regina Leon says her experience with Deeper Learning at City Arts and Tech High School in San Francisco inspired her to pursue college and a career in acting.




A Second Chance at Practicing Medicine

UC Newsroom, News Report, Christina Johnson, Posted: Jun 09, 2014

UC San Diego doctors are helping foreign-trained doctors navigate entry into the U.S. health care system.




NY Ethnic and Community Press Honored

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Jun 08, 2014

This year, the Ippies received over 150 entries from about 50 in-language and English ethnic and community media in New York City.




The New Face of Faith: Few Catholic Latinos

New America Media/South Kern Sol, First Person, Leonel Martínez, Posted: Jun 07, 2014

I must have been in third grade at Lamont School when our teacher scolded us for being Catholic.




Alan Blueford Settlement: “No Amount Of Money Could Replace My Son’s Life”

Oakland Police Beat/Oakland Local, News Report, Laura McCamy , Posted: Jun 07, 2014

The monetary settlement from the City of Oakland admitted no wrongdoing on the part of Officer Masso or the police department.




Disqualified from DACA, but Still Dreaming

New America Media/South Kern Sol, Profile, Daniel Jimenez, Posted: Jun 07, 2014

Luis Ambrosio doesn't qualify for DACA, but he's preparing for the day when the next wave of immigration reform ushers in policies that may help him.




May's Jobless Rate for Blacks Was 11.5%, Higher than Whites, Hispanics and Asians

The North Star News, News Report, Posted: Jun 06, 2014

The nation's nonfarm payroll employment rose by 217,000 jobs in May, but it was a mixed bag for black workers 20 years old and older.




Koch Brothers Donate $25 Million to the United Negro College Fund

The North Star News, News Report, Posted: Jun 06, 2014

The Koch Brothers today announced they have donated $25 million to the United Negro College Fund, whose members include 37 HBCUs.




Becoming a Citizen at 84: “I Feel Like I’m 18 Again”

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Jun 06, 2014

San Francisco’s Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs is one of the largest initiatives of the city to help eligible immigrants become citizens.




Last of Original 29 Code Talkers Passes Away

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Jun 05, 2014

Chester Nez, the last of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers, died Wednesday in an Albuquerque hospital of kidney failure. He was 93 years old.




With Youth Depression, Young People Often the ‘First Responders’

New America Media, News Report, Zachary Forster, Posted: Jun 05, 2014

Making courses on mental health more a part of the school curriculum could prepare young people to both detect signs of distress and ways to respond.




Two Girls in a Tree: Why the Indian Rape Photos Are Inexcusable

New America Media, Op-ed, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jun 05, 2014

Last week India was shocked by a picture that looked ripped out of the American south from decades ago.




Feds Look at Native Kids in Public Schools

Indian Country Today Media Network, News Report, Posted: Jun 04, 2014

The federal government recently took a look at how American Indian children are faring in public schools—and the results are disturbing.




As DACA Renewal Begins, Beware of Scams

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Jun 04, 2014

A new enrollment form becomes available Thursday to allow individuals to renew their DACA status.




Last of Original 29 Code Talkers Passes Away

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Jun 04, 2014

Chester Nez, the last of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers, died Wednesday in an Albuquerque hospital of kidney failure. He was 93 years old.




Civil Rights Activist Yuri Kochiyama Passes Away at 93

International Examiner, News Report, Posted: Jun 04, 2014

Born in 1921 as Mary Yuriko Nakahara, Yuri Kochiyama was a Japanese American activist and civil rights leader. Kochiyama spent her early life in San Pedro, California until World War II, when she and her family were relocated to a Japanese internment camp in Jerome, Arkansas.




Where’s the Black Political Conversation on Climate Change?

The Root, Op-ed, Charles D. Ellison, Posted: Jun 04, 2014

Without clean air to breathe, not much else will matter. It’s time for black folks to get invested in the climate debate.




Project Based Learning Brings Community Into the Classroom

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Jun 04, 2014

Recent graduate Priscilla Cervantes says assignments at L.A. School of Global Studies routinely had students engaging with their communities.




Casteism, Lack of Toilets & Poor Policing Claim Lives of Two Girls

New America Media, Op-ed, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jun 04, 2014

No one can deny that lack of sanitation, lack of good policing and a caste system that is alive and well in India snuffed out the lives of two young women.




나폴리타노가 보는 UC-멕시코 계획 및 산타바바라 총격 사건

New America Media, Question & Answer, Peter Schurmann, Translated by Aruna Lee, Posted: Jun 03, 2014

자넷 나폴리타노 UC총장은 최근 이틀 간 멕시코 방문을 통해 UC-멕시코 간 교육계획을 발표했다.




加州大學總校長:美國和墨西哥的合作計畫將讓加州更好

New America Media, Question & Answer, Peter Scurmann, Translated by Summer Chiang, Posted: Jun 03, 2014

美國加州大學總校長珍妮特·納波利塔諾(Janet Napolitano)日前在為期兩日與墨西哥的交流計畫結束後返回加州。




South Korea, A Brazilian Man Gets Plastic Surgery to Look More Korean

Audrey Magazine, News Report, Posted: Jun 03, 2014

Cosmetic procedures are so prevalent in the country that some hospitals offer “plastic surgery certificates” to help patients get through immigration since they often look nothing like their passport photos.




With Deeper Learning, Students Draw From Past to Prepare for Future

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Jun 03, 2014

Two immigrant students in New York say their school's Deeper Learning approach allowed them to draw on their experiences to succeed in school.




Professor Jonathan London: Chinese Oil Rig Set Vietnam On a New Direction

Nguoi Viet, Question & Answer, Posted: Jun 03, 2014

Prof. London believes with the current China oil rig crisis, Vietnam has been set on a new course of direction with respects to its relations with China.




Two Indian American Teens Declared Co-champions of National Spelling Bee

India-West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Jun 02, 2014

For the seventh consecutive year, Indian Americans have won the Scripps National Spelling Bee contest. This year, two of them shared the trophy.




Napolitano: La Iniciativa de la UC y México hará más fuerte a California

New America Media, Question & Answer, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Jun 02, 2014

La presidenta del sistema de la Universidad de California Janet Napolitano recientemente regresó de un viaje de dos días a México.




Monica Lozano Steps Down

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Jun 02, 2014

ImpreMedia announced that Monica Lozano will depart as CEO of ImpreMedia and publisher of La Opinión.




Korean Language Spikes in Global Popularity Thanks to K-Dramas

Koream, News Report, Posted: Jun 02, 2014

The incredible popularity of K-dramas around the world is doing more than putting Korean stars on the global stage. These shows are also driving the demand among foreigners to learn the Korean language.




D.C. Parents of Black, Latino Students to Hold Protest

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

Parents of African-American and Latino students in D.C. public schools will hold a demonstration Monday evening in protest of what they say is the systematic denial of their participation in education-related matters, particularly the mandated closings of 15 schools in low-income communities.




Study: Doctors Choose Different Plan for Dying Patients Than for Themselves

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Jun 02, 2014

A new study of 1,100 doctors says all give patients high-tech end-of-life treatment, but choose comfort care for themselves.




Sovereignty the Main Course at Good Food Movement Conference

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Jun 01, 2014

From Alaska to Detroit, the drive for food security is about more than economics and health. It's also about survival.