Why the Gaming Industry Should Care About Latinos

Al Dia, News Feature, Ana Gamboa, Posted: Aug 31, 2014

In 2012, video games were the number one game/toy purchased by Latinos, but the group is still ignored by the gaming industry.




Study: Wealth of Calif. Nonprofits Not Evenly Spread Throughout State

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Aug 30, 2014

The San Francisco Bay Area has less than a fifth of the state’s total population, but has nearly half of the assets of all the state’s nonprofits.




Let’s Keep ISIS in Perspective

Lobelog, Commentary, Wayne White, Posted: Aug 29, 2014

The beheading of James Foley sparked a surge of gloom, doom, and hype among senior U.S. officials and within the media at large, writes one commentator.




亞裔有可能因語言障礙失去健康保險

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram; 翻譯:Summer Chiang, Posted: Aug 28, 2014

超過30萬在健保交易所購買醫療保險的消費者近期被政府告知如果不在9月5日前提出合法居留的證明文件




African-American Man Killed in Syria Fighting for Islamic Militants

The North Star News, News Report, Posted: Aug 28, 2014

Douglas McAuthur McCain, a black man from the Minneapolis, Minn., area, was killed in Syria, fighting for ISIS, or the Islamic State of Iraq, the White House has confirmed.




가주 소수계 유권자 서류미비 이민자에 메디캘 지원 비중 늘어

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Translated by Yeojin Kim, Posted: Aug 28, 2014

최근 연구 발표에 따르면 가주 공화당원 내 건강보험개혁안에 대한 반대 열기가 줄어들고, 유권자의 과반수 이상이 서류 미비 이민자에 대한 메디캘 확장을 지지하고 있다고 조사됐다.




다문화 도심 속 야생 페스티발

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen; translated by Aruna Lee, Posted: Aug 28, 2014

야생지역보호법(Wilderness Act) 50주년을 맞았다. 1964년 연방 정부는 국내 야생지역 보호법을 제정하고 야생지역으로 지정된 1억 에이커에 상당하는 야생지를 일반인들이 즐길 수 있도록 공개해 왔다.




Silver Lining: Ferguson, African Americans and Indians in America

New America Media, News Analysis, Sandip Roy, Posted: Aug 28, 2014

Amidst all the hell breaking loose in Ferguson, here is one more old scab to pick at – immigrant-black tensions in small towns and inner cities.




Fresno State Professor Makes Progress Against Alzheimer’s

India West, News Report, Staff, Posted: Aug 28, 2014

Fresno State chemistry Professor Santanu Maitra is developing a new synthetic compound that has promise for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a Fresno Bee article




For Freelancers, Growing Opportunity and Risk

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Aug 27, 2014

The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley by ISIS militants highlights the growing dangers that freelance reporters covering conflict zones face.




En nuestro mundo digital, estarán los jóvenes perdiendo la capacidad de leer las emociones?

UC Newsroom, News Report, Stuart Wolpert, Posted: Aug 27, 2014

Las habilidades sociales de los niños pueden estar en declive ya que tienen menos tiempo para la interacción cara a cara debido a su uso mayor de los medios digitales...




Majority of Chinese Homeowners Don't Have Earthquake Insurance

World Journal, News Report, Posted: Aug 27, 2014

The majority of Chinese homeowners do not buy earthquake insurance when they buy a house,




Poniéndose ‘salvaje’ en la ciudad más diversa en América

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen; Traducido por Elizabeth Gonzalez, Posted: Aug 27, 2014

Este año se cumple el 50º aniversario de la Ley de Áreas Silvestres, la legislación federal que fue promulgada en 1964 para preservar los espacios salvajes de Estados Unidos.




SF to Provide Legal Counsel to Undocumented Youth

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Aug 27, 2014

San Francisco on Wednesday will announce a new program to provide legal counsel to undocumented immigrants facing deportation.




Dreamers Confront Sen. Marco Rubio Over His Support to End DACA

VOXXI, News Report, Posted: Aug 27, 2014

A group of Dreamers confronted Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) at an event Monday evening over his support to end the deferred action program that is helping undocumented youth get work permits and live without fear of deportation.




Ferguson Opened the Door to a Discussion of Black Equality

The Root , News Analysis, Joseph Paniele, Posted: Aug 27, 2014

Notions of black equality travel through both historical and contemporary terrain that Americans are loath to discuss. Until now.




Grow Your Own “Unretirement” - Minnesota Hmong on the Farm

PBS Next Avenue/New America Media, News Feature, Chris Farrell , Posted: Aug 27, 2014

Part of the retire-to-farm movement, immigrants are carving out a new life for themselves and their families,




No Environmental Refugees in Napa After the Quake

New America Media, First Person, Mary Jo McConahay, Posted: Aug 26, 2014

There would be no severely displaced, no massive numbers of environmental refugees in Wine Country.




공감 능력 저하되는 우리 자녀, 그 대책은?

UC Newsroom, News Report, Stuart Wolpert, Translated by Yeojin Kim, Posted: Aug 26, 2014

미 UCLA 대학의 최근 연구 결과에 따르면 6학년 학생들을 대상으로 5일 간 스마트폰, 텔레비전 등 전자기기 화면에 전혀 노출되지 않은 학생들이 매일 몇 시간 이상 전자기기 화면을 접한 학생들에 비해 타인의 감정을 더 잘 이해하는 것으로 나타났다.




Jose Antonio Vargas Applies for Deferred Action

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Aug 26, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning Filipino American journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who is arguably the most visible undocumented immigrant in America right now, has joined 10 other fellow undocumented immigrants in applying for temporary relief from deportation proceedings under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. - See more at: http://asianjournal.com/news/jose-antonio-vargas-applies-for-deferred-action/#sthash.vMZ92vw7.dpuf




“荒野保護運動”將延伸至美國族裔最多元化的城市

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen; 翻譯:Summer Chiang, Posted: Aug 26, 2014

聯邦政府在1964年成立荒野保護法(Wilderness Act),而今年正是法案的50週年紀念




North Carolina Minister Invites Minnesotans to Join Fight Against Extremism

Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, News Report, Charles Hallman, Posted: Aug 26, 2014

America needs a moral compass, said the president of the North Carolina NAACP chapter who last week visited Minneapolis.




Ferguson Through the Eyes of a Reporter Who Covered the L.A. Riots

New America Media/South Kern Sol, Commentary, Leonel Martinez , Posted: Aug 26, 2014

Ferguson was all too similar to what I experienced in 1992, when I covered the Los Angeles Riots as a newspaper reporter, writes one commentator.




Fresno’s Recyclers Come Out of the Shadows

New America Media/ The kNOw Youth Media, News Report, Colby Tibbet, Keirra Woods and Keishaye Woods, Posted: Aug 25, 2014

Every morning Mike Rhyne walks his shopping cart through Fresno to collect bottles, cans, and other recyclables.




Iceland on Alert for Massive Eruption of Bardarbunga Volcano

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

This is the question facing geologists as they contemplate a potential eruption of a massive volcano under the island nation’s largest glacier—a volcano that dwarfs Eyjafjallajokull, whose 2010 eruption famously disrupted air travel for days, stranding millions of travelers.




New Orleans Holds Rally Protesting Police Brutality

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Aug 25, 2014

Lafayette Square Park was tightly roped off when a couple hundred protestors gathered there last Thursday night to express their outrage with out-of-control police violence in #Ferguson, Mo., New Orleans, and beyond.




Michael Brown Funeral Service

The Root , News Report, Posted: Aug 25, 2014

The presence of White House officials at the ceremony underscores the degree to which the tragic shooting of Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old, has sparked a national debate at the highest levels over race and police tactics. Brown was shot six times by Darren Wilson, 28, a white officer with the Ferguson Police Department.




Migrants Deported from the U.S. in Limbo on the Mexican Border

Inter Press Service, News Report, Daniela Pastrana, Posted: Aug 25, 2014

Along the entire two-km stretch from the eastern part of Tijuana to the wall on the U.S. border, hundreds of people sleep in makeshift tents of cardboard and cloth.




Are Young People Losing the Ability to Read Emotions?

UC Newsroom, News Report, Stuart Wolpert, Posted: Aug 24, 2014

Children’s social skills may be declining as they have less time for face-to-face interaction due to their increased use of digital media, according to a UCLA psychology study.




State’s Spurning of $6 million Could Hurt Medi-Cal Renewals

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

California turned down a $6 million grant to keep those previously enrolled, as well as those newly enrolled poor people, on the state's Medicaid program.




빈부차로 인한 당뇨병 절단률10배 이상

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Aug 23, 2014

빈곤이 건강에 해롭다는 것은 새로운 사실이 아니다.




Adultos mayores elegibles para Medicare y Medi Cal deben unirse a nuevo plan

Enlacé U-T/New America Media, News Report, América Barceló Feldman, Posted: Aug 23, 2014

El pasado 1 de julio entró en vigor la Iniciativa de Salud de California (CCI) que cuenta con un nuevo plan de seguros llamado California MediConnect, el cual fusionará los servicios de Medicare y Medi-Cal.




Nuevo programa busca coordinar servicios médicos para californianos de bajos ingresos

La Opinión/New America Media , News Report, Yurina Melara , Posted: Aug 23, 2014

María del Socorro Ruíz está muy contenta que su esposo Rogelio, de 85 años de edad, tendrá pedicuras regularmente como parte de sus beneficios médicos.




New Program Promises Coordinated Care for Low-Income Californians

La Opinión/New America Media, News Report, Yurina Melara/translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Aug 23, 2014

The state’s new Cal MediConnect program seeks to coordinate health care for low-income elders and people with disabilities, offering patients “total care.”




穿戴型的醫療設備就像您的隨身醫生

UC Newsroom, News Report, Kathleen Masterson, Posted: Aug 22, 2014

您或許認為戴在手腕的健康追蹤器或睡眠程式可以幫助您追蹤健康?但從醫學角度而言其實沒有多大幫助。




CA Ethnic Voters Tip Scales in Support of Medi-Cal for the Undocumented

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Aug 22, 2014

Just over half of the state’s voters support extending Medi-Cal coverage to undocumented immigrants, according to new survey findings.




El médico lo puede atender ahora

UC Newsroom, News Report, Kathleen Masterson , Posted: Aug 22, 2014

El Valle del Silicio se ha asociado con médicos para desarrollar una nueva generación de dispositivos que podrían hacer las revisiones médicas una ocurrencia en tiempo real.




Groups Sue U.S. Government for Deportation of Mothers and Children Fleeing Violence in Central America

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Aug 22, 2014

The lawsuit challenge the government's policy that denies a fair deportation process to mothers and children who have fled violence, death threats, rape, and persecution in Central America.




Echoes of Ferguson for Latino Communities In California

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Aug 22, 2014

Civil rights groups say cases of police abuse against Latinos in California are on the rise.




High Stakes Testing is 'Toxic' Warns New NEA President

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Aug 22, 2014

This September, Lily Eskelsen García takes the helm of the 3 million-member NEA amid heated political battles over the future shape of U.S. classrooms.




Language Barrier Could Cost Asians Health Insurance

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

Notices from the CMS informing people they could lose their insurance if they don't provide proof of legal residence are in English and Spanish only.




Surviving ‘La Bestia’ - A High School Freshman Recalls His Journey to the U.S.

South Kern Sol / New America Media, News Feature, Daniel Jimenez, Posted: Aug 21, 2014

Jose recalls the journey he took from Guatemala to the United States when he was eight years old.




Billions of Medicaid Dollars That Could Improve Healthcare

New America Media, Commentary, Mark Trahant, Posted: Aug 21, 2014

Much of the execution of the Affordable Care Act, the nuts and bolts of how it works, is behind the scenes. Especially in Indian Country.




Vietnam's Rights Records Deteriorates, Does Not Warrant Lethal Weapons Sale

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Aug 20, 2014

The two senators on their visit to Hanoi had suggested that the U.S. should accelerate the resumption of lethal weapons sales. The senators cited Vietnam’s accession to the U.N. Convention Against Torture as a sign of improvement in human rights.




Obama May Consider Blocking Deportations for 5 Million

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Aug 20, 2014

Media are reporting that Obama might decide to protect some 5 million immigrants from deportation.




Twitter Study Maps Two Spanish 'Superdialects'

Al Dia, News Report, Pilar C. Casi, Posted: Aug 20, 2014

Researchers used Twitter's geo-location tool to map out how the Spanish language is divided into urban and rural dialects.




Statement: Asian Pacific American Advocates Denounces Civil Rights Abuses in Ferguson

International Examiner, News Report, Posted: Aug 20, 2014

Asian Pacific American Advocates(OCA), a national membership-driven organization of community advocates dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs), sends its deepest condolences to the family of Michael Brown and denounces the outrageous abuse of civil rights against demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri.




Holder has a Compelling Case in the Brown Killing

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Aug 20, 2014

The attorney general has a compelling federal case in the Michael Brown killing if he decides to bring civil rights charges against Missouri cop Darren Wilson.




'Future is Rich' for City College of San Franciso, Says Chancellor

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Aug 20, 2014

“City College is not too big to fail, it’s too important to fail,” said CCSF Chancellor Art Tyler at a press briefing in San Francisco's Chinatown last week.




African American Media on the Death of Michael Brown in Ferguson

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Aug 19, 2014

The political negligence of black leadership over the last 30 years has produced an existential threat to the black community.




Grand Jury Could Begin Hearing Evidence regarding Michael Brown's Shooting Death

St. Louis American, News Report, Posted: Aug 19, 2014

A representative for the St. Louis County Prosecutor said a grand jury could begin hearing evidence Wednesday to determine whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will be charged in the death of Michael Brown.




How the Media Missed the Mark in Coverage of Michael Brown’s Killing

Essence, News Report, Posted: Aug 19, 2014

On Saturday, August 9, the national media began to report on an unarmed black teenager killed by the police in Ferguson, Mo., a small, predominately Black suburban St. Louis town. Michael Brown was an 18-year-old shot down two days before he was supposed to start college. The police officer who killed him is part of a law enforcement agency currently being investigated for civil rights violations. It’s the type of story the media should devour.




In Asia, Cheating to the Test

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Aug 19, 2014

Cheating is a worldwide phenomenon, and is a challenge even here in the United States, but in Asia it has reached near-crisis levels.




The Second Slaying of Michael Brown

New America Media, News Report, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Aug 19, 2014

The instant the news broke that Michael Brown was slain by a Ferguson, Missouri cop police officials dusted off a well-worn cover themselves template.




Going ‘Wild’ in the Most Diverse City in America

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Aug 18, 2014

A wilderness festival in Vallejo, Calif. aims to reach a diverse urban audience that doesn't typically visit national parks.




Poverty Rises among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Acccording to Study

Northwest Asian Weekly, News Report, Posted: Aug 18, 2014

The numbers for Asian Americans in poverty have grown by 37 percent, while Pacific Islanders in poverty have increased by 60 percent.




Students Grade LBUSD's Local Control & Accountability Plan

Long Beach Voicewaves, News Report, Nisa Cheng, Posted: Aug 18, 2014

Parents, students and community leaders graded LBUSD on its plan for first-year implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula.




Jesse Jackson Calls Michael Brown shooting ‘Crime of Injustice’

NNAP, News Report, Posted: Aug 18, 2014

Jesse Jackson told The American he hopes that the U.S. Department of Justice sees the Ferguson Police shooting of Michael Brown on Saturday and resulting community violence as “systematic of a national crisis.” -




Ferguson’s White City Leadership Must Change

The Root , Commentary, Posted: Aug 18, 2014

Without mobilizing unrest into political action, the problems at the root of discontent in Ferguson, Mo., will remain.




The Doctor Can See You Now

UC Newsroom, News Report, Kathleen Masterson, Posted: Aug 18, 2014

Wearable health devices are part of a rapidly growing field of digital health tools that can gather new data in real-time with patients in the real world.




Ferguson Shows Failed US Policy and the Black-White Housing Gap

New America Media, News Analysis, Andre F. Shashaty, Posted: Aug 17, 2014

Ferguson, Mo., has among the highest rates of homes underwater. A half-century after Watts, one expert says more trouble may be coming.




50 Years Later, 'Upward Bound' Still Vital

New America Media, First Person, Hector Perez-Roman, Posted: Aug 17, 2014

The college readiness program that began five decades ago in response to the federal "War on Poverty" is as needed today as it was back then.




Photo Essay: A Trip Through North St. Louis

Silicon Valley De-Bug, Photo Essay, Jean Melesaine, Fernando Perez and Raj Jayadev, Posted: Aug 16, 2014

Silicon Valley De-Bug was in North St. Louis weeks before the Michael Brown shooting, and captured photos of a community left to fend for itself.




We Did Not See This Coming, But We See Where It Came From

St. Louis American, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Aug 15, 2014

Michael Brown graduated in the much-discussed Normandy School District, an unaccredited district that expired not long before he was killed.




NABJ, NAHJ Condemn Reporter Arrests in Ferguson, Mo.

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Aug 15, 2014

Journalists' associations are condemning the oppression of news media that took place in Ferguson, Missouri on Wednesday.




Unarmed Black Man, Ezell Ford, Murdered by Police in LA

SF BayView, News Report, Stephen A. Crockett Jr., Posted: Aug 15, 2014

Family members claim that Ford was complying with officers and was lying on the ground when he was fatally shot




Stay Alive, Black Men, Stay Alive

The Root, Commentary, T.J. Holmes, Posted: Aug 15, 2014

Abandon the idea of winning, fairness, vindication or satisfaction. The No. 1 goal has to be survival.




貧困的糖尿病患者較易面臨截肢問題

UC Newsroom, News Report, Elaine Schmidt, Posted: Aug 14, 2014

貧困對健康不利已是公開的事實。根據加州大學洛杉磯分校最新的研究顯示,在加州住在貧困區因糖尿病被截肢的病患比住在有錢區的病患高於10倍。




What It’s Like to Lose Your Best Friend to Suicide

New America Media, First Person, Alma Rodriguez, Posted: Aug 14, 2014

When I got that call that he had committed suicide, I realized that things were never really fine like he said they were.




Robin Williams -- Behind the Curtains of a Seemingly Charmed Life

New America Media, Commentary, Katherine Kam , Posted: Aug 14, 2014

Many Asian Americans struggle with depression. But we often do not see it because outward signs point to a seemingly perfect life.




Dispatch From Chicago: War Abroad Touches Palestinian-American Youth

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Aug 14, 2014

Before this summer, Manar Daghash had never been to a protest in her life. Since the most recent, lopsided conflict between Israel and Palestine began this July, she’s been to five, all of them through the streets of her native Chicago. Daghash, a 17-year-old Palestinian-American set to start her senior year of high school this week, says of the string of demonstrations, “They were kind of awesome.”




Without Obama, Clinton Could End Up Like Gore

The Root , News Analysis, Posted: Aug 14, 2014

If she is running in 2016, and she is, Hillary Clinton can not afford to turn off Obama supporters by dissing his foreign policy.




Robin Williams: A Certain Sadness, His Fil-Am Ex-Wife Shares Tribute

Positively Filipino, Commentary, Mona Lisa Yuchengco, Posted: Aug 13, 2014

The world was stunned by the death of Robin Williams and devastated by the manner in which he died, reflects writer Mona Lisa Yuchengo on Filipino online magazine "Positively Filipino." In this feature story, Williams' Filipina-Finnish American ex-wife from his second marriage shared her own tribute.




Remembering Lauren Bacall

Jewish Journal, Commentary, Posted: Aug 13, 2014

Hollywood actress Lauren Bacall was the first cousin of former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres.




Actress Lauren Bacall Dead at 89

Jewish Journal, News Report, Posted: Aug 13, 2014

Lauren Bacall, the sultry actress with the heavy-lidded eyes and husky voice who captured Humphrey Bogart's heart both on and off the movie screen, died on Tuesday at the age of 89.




Robin Williams - A Genius Who Named Everything, Except His Own Depression

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Aug 13, 2014

Of all the things Robin Williams talked about on stage, he did not manage to name the one thing that ailed him for what it was.




Friend Who Witnessed Michael Brown Shooting Speaks

The Root , News Report, Posted: Aug 13, 2014

The 22-year-old, who was walking with Michael Brown before Brown was fatally shot, revealed to MSNBC in an exclusive interview exactly what he saw during the inexplicable shooting by police Saturday in Ferguson, Mo.




Hollywood to Latinas: Shut Up and Get Naked

Al Día, Commentary, Sabrina Vourvoulias, Posted: Aug 13, 2014

A USC Annenberg study finds that while Latinas are more more likely to be featured in popular films, no other ethnicity is more sexualized.




Robin Williams’ Half Filipina Daughter Zelda Williams Tweets Moving Tribute

Audrey Magazine, News Report, Posted: Aug 12, 2014

Yesterday, the world lost a great actor, comedian, friend and father. You probably know him as Robin Williams, the actor who made you topple over with laughter as Genie in the classic Disney hit-film Aladdin, and who challenged you to find your own voice as John Keating in Dead Poets Society. Williams will be dearly missed by all. What you probably didn’t know was that William’s second marriage was to Filipino- American Marsha Graces.




Bollywood Mourns Passing of Robin Williams

India-West, News Report, Posted: Aug 12, 2014

The death of Robin Williams triggered an outpouring of grief in Bollywood, as actors took to social media to share their feelings.




Hollywood, Bollywood Celebrities Mourn Death of Robin Williams

India West, News Report, Posted: Aug 12, 2014

Calling him a “mad genius” and “bundle of joy,” Hollywood and Bollywood celebrities Aug. 12 mourned the death of Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams, with Indian American actress-comedian Mindy Kaling paying tribute to him by posting on Twitter, “I am named after a character from a Robin Williams TV show when my parents still lived in Africa. He meant so much, to so many, so far away.”




Ebola Puts Many on Edge

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

A hotline has been established in the District for physicians to immediately report suspected and laboratory confirmed cases of the Ebola virus and other viral hemorrhagic fevers.




U.S. Media Fall Short in Covering African Summit

New America Media, News Analysis, George White, Posted: Aug 11, 2014

African-American and African immigrant news outlets are playing a role in expanding the U.S. media narrative on Africa.




Robin Williams Dead at 63

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Aug 11, 2014

Actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead Monday at his home in Tiburon, Calif.




Teen’s Killing Overshadowed by Reports of Looting

Al Dia, News Report, Christine Killion, Posted: Aug 11, 2014

Twitter users reacted to the news by developing the hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown which was trending on Sunday.




Leaked Fed Report Alleges Dearborn Has Second Highest Number of Terrorists

Arab American News, News Report, Ali Harb, Posted: Aug 11, 2014

Dearborn has the second highest number of "known or suspected terrorists" in the country, according to government classified documents.




Full Trailer for 'Dear White People,' Co-Starring Actress Naomi Ko

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Aug 11, 2014

Dear White People has been garnering buzz ever since it sold out all of its screenings at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and with the release of the first full trailer, we can get a taste of what festival goers were raving about. Director Justin Simien’s satire, which is due in theaters on Oct. 17, follows four black students who attend Winchester University, a fictional, predominantly white school.




Indian Rape-Themed Fashion Photo Sparks Major Controversy

Audrey Magazine, Commentary, Posted: Aug 11, 2014

We do however, have a major issue with offensive photo shoots that depict the scenes of a real-life gang rape incident that occurred in New Delhi, India, in 2012, where a 23-year-old woman was brutally raped, tortured and murdered on board a bus home.




Black Men Show Little Signs of Progress in 40 years

NNPA, News Report, Posted: Aug 11, 2014

Black men are no better off than they were more than 40 years ago, due to mass incarceration and job losses suffered during the Great Recession, according to a new report by researchers at the University of Chicago.




Michael Brown’s Death Didn’t Happen in a Vacuum

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Aug 11, 2014

Michael Brown should be starting freshman orientation at Vatterott College today. Instead, his body is laying in a St. Louis-area morgue pending an investigation into what drove a police officer to shoot and kill the unarmed 18-year-old on Saturday.




La amputación es más probable para los diabéticos más pobres

UC Newsroom, News Report, Elaine Schmidt, Posted: Aug 11, 2014

Un nuevo estudio de UCLA demuestra que los diabéticos de California que viven en barrios de bajos ingresos son hasta 10 veces más probables de perder un dedo, un pie o una pierna.




Amputation More Likely for Poorer Diabetics

UC Newsroom, News Report, Elaine Schmidt, Posted: Aug 11, 2014

A new UCLA study shows that California diabetics in low-income neighborhoods are up to 10 times more likely to lose a toe, foot or leg than patients in more affluent areas.




God is the Guardian of Undocumented Children

El Pregonero, News Feature, Andrea Acosta, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Aug 10, 2014

While children cross the border alone, all their parents in the U.S. can do is pray to God to protect them along the journey.




U.S. Plays Catch-up in Africa, After China Gains New Ground

New America Media, News Analysis, Kennedy Jawoko, Posted: Aug 09, 2014

After a three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington D.C., U.S. corporations pledge $14billion trade and investment in Africa.




Dios es el guardián de niños indocumentados

El Pregonero, News Feature, Andrea Acosta, Posted: Aug 08, 2014

Mientras los niños cruzan solos la frontera, los padres viven una intensa angustia en Estados Unidos.




Latino Voices Will be Heard in 2014 Elections But Not Enough--Why Not Shout Louder?

New America Media, News Analysis, Ed Kissam, Posted: Aug 08, 2014

The Republican Party’s anti-immigrant stance will hurt its candidates in each of the competitive House races in California in 2014.




San Francisco and New York Affordable Housing Plans Compared

SF Public Press, News Report, Posted: Aug 08, 2014

San Francisco is not the only city in a housing crisis. The multi-year plan proposed by Mayor Ed Lee bears some similarities to those proposed by Bill de Blasio, the new mayor of New York, where even last week a major initiative advanced to fix older affordable buildings.




‘Health Halo’ Around Sports Drinks Has Dark Side to It

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Aug 08, 2014

Study finds beverage manufacturers are using a ‘health halo’ to attract health-conscious consumers of all ages back to sugary drinks.




이 앱을 믿어도 될까?

New America Media, News Report, Sonia Fernandez, Posted: Aug 07, 2014

내셔날사이언스재단은 늘어나는 사이버 안전 불감증 개선을 위해 UC산타바바라와 놀스웨스턴대학에 140만 불의 연구비를 지원했다.




您能夠信賴手機內的App嗎?

UC Newsroom, News Report, Sonia Fernandez, Posted: Aug 07, 2014

您用智能手機瀏覽Facebook,為了更有效率,您想使用其他應用程式(app) 管理手機,您下載安裝軟體並離開應用程式回到Facebook。




N.Y. Couple Arrested for Torturing Daughter for Years

India-West, News Report, Posted: Aug 07, 2014

An Indian American couple in Queens, N.Y. could face a total of 31 years in prison for brutally torturing their 12-year-old daughter by violently beating her, locking her in her room without food and water for extended periods of time, and making her take cold showers as her father beat her body with his hands and a baseball bat.




Hazing Deaths in Korea Disturbingly Unsurprising

Korea Times, News Analysis, Kim Tong-hyung, Posted: Aug 07, 2014

Two horrific hazing deaths in Korea create enormous outrage and dominate headlines, social media and political speeches.




Quick to Punish

Catalyst Chicago, News Report, Sarah Karp, Posted: Aug 07, 2014

Hundreds of teens are arrested each year for drug offenses involving pot—offenses that may warrant only a ticket for adult Chicagoans.




Yunnan, China Quake Death Toll Rises to 589

China Daily, News Report, Xinhua Staff, Posted: Aug 06, 2014

A 6.5- earthquake in China over the weekend triggered landslides that have blocked rivers that could lead to more destruction.




China to Ban Coal Use in Beijing by 2020

China Daily, News Report, Zheng Jinran, Posted: Aug 06, 2014

Beijing will ban the consumption of high-polluting fuels -- coal, fuel oil, petroleum coke, combustible waste, biomass fuels -- in downtown areas by 2020.




Africa Activists Urge Obama to Act on Extractive Industries Law

Inter Press Service, News Report, Jim Lobe, Posted: Aug 06, 2014

During a three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, anti-corruption activists urged Pres. Obama to prod a key U.S. agency to require oil, gas, and mining companies to publish all payments they make in countries where they operate.




Obama Creates Africa Business Advisory Council

Washington Informer, News Report, James Wright, Posted: Aug 06, 2014

Pres. Obama issued an executive order Tuesday to create a panel dealing with increasing business ties between the United States and African countries.




Victims of Brutal Joy Killing Had Come Looking for Work

Indian Country Today, News Report, Alysa Landry , Posted: Aug 05, 2014

The brutal murders of two homeless Navajo men in New Mexico last month has focused attention on the inclusion of the homeless in possible hate crimes legislation in that state.




¿Se puede confiar en esa app?

UC Newsroom, News Report, Sonia Fernandez, Posted: Aug 05, 2014

Atacar teléfonos inteligentes es uno de los temas de mayor crecimiento en términos de la seguridad cibernética.




In Texas, a Fraction of Eligible Immigrants Get Naturalized

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Aug 05, 2014

Immigrant rights advocates' campaign seeks to boost awareness of benefits of citizenship.




在美環保團體不夠“族裔多元化”

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen; 翻譯:Summer Chiang, Posted: Aug 04, 2014

美國是民族大熔爐並擁有多元化的族裔,但根據最新的報告顯示,在美國的主流環保團體卻並不“族裔多元化”。近年來少數族裔在美人數成長率為36%,但在美為主流環保團體工作的少數族裔員工卻遠低於16%,並且這項數據在數十年來從未改變。




Los grupos ambientales se quedan atrás de la nación en diversidad

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen; Traducido por Elizabeth Gonzalez, Posted: Aug 04, 2014

Grupos ambientales convencionales no están reflejando la creciente diversidad racial en los Estados Unidos, según un nuevo informe.




Problemas de salud mental en los niños de California en gran parte no se tratan

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Aug 04, 2014

Más de 300.000 niños de California, o un 8,5 por ciento, entre las edades de 4 y 11 años tienen necesidades de salud mental...




Can You Trust That App?

UC Newsroom, News Report, Sonia Fernandez, Posted: Aug 04, 2014

Smartphone hacking is one of the fastest-growing issues in terms of cybersecurity, especially with the advent of cloud storage.




Unsafe at Any Age--Georgia’s New Gun Law vs. State Alzheimer’s Plan

New America Media, Commentary, Toni P. Miles, MD, Posted: Aug 04, 2014

Georgia enacted its new open gun law just as it adopted a plan preparing for increased Alzheimer’s dementia. Experts warn of unintended consequences.




Q&A: Richard Rodriguez on the Decline of ‘News Literacy’

New America Media, Question & Answer, Sandy Close, Posted: Aug 03, 2014

The greatest catastrophe of the news right now, says author Richard Rodriguez, is that we've given up the notion of news related to place.




Study Links Wildlife Decline to Human Trafficking, Other Social Problems

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Aug 02, 2014

A new report highlights a hidden social cost of fish declines: It drives up human trafficking and child labor.




Wii What? Video Games Not Just for Kids Anymore

Buffalo Magazine/New America Media , News Feature, Jennifer Margulis , Posted: Aug 02, 2014

Seniors are clapping, sighing and catcalling as two 80-somethings square off against each other for computer-screen bowling--and better health.




UN Special Rapporteur: Vietnam Lacks Religious Freedom

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Aug 01, 2014

Vietnam still fails to respect for a person’s faith and religious belief, the the U.N. Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief Heiner Beilefeldt said in a press statement dated July 31.




Helen Prejean: The ‘Whole Death Penalty System is Botched’

New America Media, Question & Answer, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Aug 01, 2014

Longtime anti-death penalty crusader Sister Helen Prejean says the latest botched executions highlight the moral and legal flaws in the "whole system."