Federal Lawsuit Brings Early Voting Site to Eagle Nest

Lakota Country Times, News Report, Vi Waln, Posted: Nov 30, 2014

Residents of Wanblee and the surrounding area will be able to cast an early ballot for the 2014 mid-term elections thanks to a ruling on a federal lawsuit.

Political Trial Highlights Vietnam's Land Right Problem

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

In Vietnam, the state owns the land and leases it to the people for a limited time. As the country’s economy has grown, the issue of who owns the rights to farm or develop land remains a difficult problem, with occasional protests over illegal seizures of land, otherwise known as “land grabs.” In Hanoi, the latest trial of land rights protesters highlights lingering issues with the system.

Can a Cop Commission Really Police the Police?

New America Media / Long Beach VoiceWaves, Video, Michael Lozano, Posted: Nov 30, 2014

In the wake of the Ferguson decision, we took a look at a local police oversight agency to see what can be done to hold police accountable.

How Obama's Executive Actions Might Benefit the Fastest-Growing Immigrant Group in the US — Asian Americans

PRI's The World, News Report, Monica Campbell, Posted: Nov 29, 2014

Today most of America's newcomers are arriving from Asia, not Mexico or other Latin American countries.

Senior Centers Lag Behind Alzheimer’s Rising Tide in Oregon

Investigate West/New America Media, News Feature, Jason Alcorn, Posted: Nov 28, 2014

Oregon’s rapidly aging population means a sharp rise in the prevalence of Alzheimer’s and the need for more senior programs and trained staff.

Why I'm Thankful -- Reflections of a Farmworker's Son

South Kern Sol / New America Media, First Person, Leonel Martinez, Posted: Nov 27, 2014

I was an only child, living out in the country with no regular playmates. But from that loneliness came something good.

Entrevista: Cerrando la brecha de cobertura de salud para niños hispanos

New America Media, Question & Answer, Anna Challet, Posted: Nov 26, 2014

Un nuevo estudio dado a conocer esta semana encuentra que más del 11 por ciento de los niños hispanos no tienen seguro médico, en comparación con 7.1 por ciento de todos los niños en todo el país.

Obama’s Plan for Immigration Reform - What You Need to Know

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Nov 26, 2014

Answers to the most frequently asked questions about Obama's executive action on immigration.

What Washington Doesn’t Get about ISIS (Or Is It ISIL?)

Pakistan Link, News Analysis, Posted: Nov 26, 2014

At the end of Thursday’s hearing last week by the House Armed Services Committee examining the US strategy towards ISIS, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Martin Dempsey declared,

Asian Americans Call for National Dialogue on Race Post-Ferguson

Asam News, News Report, Posted: Nov 26, 2014

Reaction from Asian American civil rights groups and leaders remains overwhelmingly negative to the grand jury decision not to prosecute Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown.

Stress Increases Risky Sexual Behavior in Adolescents, Study Finds

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Nov 26, 2014

The Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies (IWES) of New Orleans presented BY! NOLA! (Believe in Youth, New Orleans, LA) Leadership Summit on Adolescent Health, to reveal the findings from its newest survey, on November 18, at the Loews Hotel in New Orleans.

Hundreds of Thousands Face Immediate Medi-Cal Termination due to State Failure

Alhambra Source, News Report, Posted: Nov 26, 2014

As many as 200,000 Medi-Cal recipients will be shocked to learn they are losing their health care benefits at the end of this month. In Los Angeles County alone, close to 100,000 Medi-Cal families received or will receive termination notices.

Estudiantes latinos se protegen con DACA

Unidos / New America Media, News Report, Jorge Luis Macías, Posted: Nov 25, 2014

Roberto Ocampo quiere evitar sorpresas en materia de inmigración.

Ferguson Case Highlights Need for National Data on Police Shootings

The Chicago Reporter, News Report, Adeshina Emmanuel, Posted: Nov 25, 2014

Despite mounting calls for police accountability in Black and Latino communities, there are no reliable statistics that show how often police kill civilians.

PEP-Comm: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing?

New America Media, Commentary, Reshma Shamasunder, Posted: Nov 25, 2014

The controversial Secure Communities program is no more, but is the government's new immigration law enforcement plan really any better?

Obama Should Follow Bush Sr.'s Example, Support Federal Prosecution of Ferguson Cop

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Nov 25, 2014

Twenty-two years ago, President Bush allowed federal charges to be brought against the cops who beat Rodney King. Now, Obama could do the same in Ferguson.

National Poll Finds Overwhelming Support For Executive Action on Immigration

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Nov 25, 2014

A national poll found that 89 percent of Latino voters support for President Obama’s use of executive authority on immigration.

Photos from the Oakland Protest in Solidarity with Ferguson

Oakland Local, Photo Essay, Anna Vignet, Posted: Nov 25, 2014

Photos of protest in Oakland after the Ferguson grand jury verdict not to indict Darren Wilson.

Online Classes Help Families Globally Cope With Alzheimer’s Stress

Sing Tao Daily/New America Media, News Feature, Rong Xiaoqing, Posted: Nov 25, 2014

Family stress is rising as the aging global population is bringing more Alzheimer’s cases. One solution, say experts, is in online courses for caregivers.

Ferguson Grand Jury Exonerates Police Officer in Michael Brown Shooting

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Nov 24, 2014

A grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, has decided against indicting a white police officer in the fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown, the office of the St. Louis County Prosecutor announced Monday night — a decision local and national law enforcement officials fear could spark a racial powder keg festering in the months since the incident.

No Indictment for Ferguson Officer

The Root, News Report, Posted: Nov 24, 2014

Here's what people are saying on Twitter about the grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown.

Dreamers: We Are All Mike Brown

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Nov 24, 2014

Today, a St. Louis grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of unarmed Mike Brown which took place earlier this year.

Left Out of Obama’s Executive Action: Many LGBT Families

New America Media, Op-ed, Maya Rupert, Posted: Nov 24, 2014

Some state laws prevent same-sex partners from having legally recognized relationships with their children.

“Talking with Henrietta: Cal MediConnect”

East Palo Alto Today/New America Media , Video, Henrietta J. Burroughs , Posted: Nov 24, 2014

Cal MediConnect is new health program in 7 California counties that will coordinate care for thousands of low-income residents on both Medicare and Medi-Cal.

Filipino Pride Surges Anew: The Fire is Back, Pacquiao Fans Say

Inquirer, News Report, Posted: Nov 24, 2014

For nearly an hour, survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” in Tacloban City forgot their problems as Filipino pride surged anew across the nation and the world.

UC Regents Approve Steep Tuition Hikes

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Nov 24, 2014

ON Thursday, Nov. 20, administrators of the University of California approved tuition increases of as much as 5 percent over the next five years, despite protests from both undergraduate students and faculty, and open criticism from California governor Jerry Brown and other state legislators.

Youths Take to Social Media to Grieve Marion Barry, Decry Negative Coverage

Washington Informer, News Report, Desmond R. Barnes, Posted: Nov 24, 2014

Some are the children of D.C. employees who got their good government jobs after then-Mayor Marion Barry opened opportunities for blacks.

Obama Lays Out Family-Focused Immigration Plan

EGP news, News Report, Posted: Nov 24, 2014

President Obama, addressed the nation from the White House Thursday, unveiling executive action he is taking that would allow as many as 5 million immigrants in the country without authorization to come out of the shadows and “to play by the rules.”

Evidence Reviewed by Ferguson Grand Jury May Not Be Released

The Root , News Report, Posted: Nov 24, 2014

It looks like evidence used by the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury to decide whether to criminally charge Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown may not be made public, according to a St. Louis County Circuit Court official, Yahoo News reports.

Diabetes and Falls Prevention: Researchers Work with Seniors

The Virginian-Pilot/New America Media , News Feature, Elizabeth Simpson, Posted: Nov 24, 2014

Diabetes is a leading factor in falls for seniors, and research is showing how elders can help prevent injuries through exercise and better diet.

Going Like 60--Thoughts for Women on the Triumph, Tragedy of Aging

Sarasota Herald-Tribune/New America Media , Commentary, Barbara Peters Smith, Posted: Nov 23, 2014

On turning 60, a reporter reflects on what experts say--especially for women--about defying messages of our age-denying society.

Women’s Safety Schemes Go Mobile in India

Inter Press Service, News Feature, Sujoy Dhar, Posted: Nov 22, 2014

While safety apps are now available in India, mostly launched by mobile phone companies and other private groups, the Government of India plans to launch on of its own later this month.

“Who Will Care for Us?”: Many Immigrant Elders Lack Health Care Access

India West/New America Media , News Report, Sunita Sohrabji , Posted: Nov 22, 2014

The President’s executive action and Obamacare will help many immigrants, but laws still block some South Asian elders from needed health care.

Undocumented Immigrants from 3 Ebola-Affected West African Countries Will Not Be Deported

The Root, News Report, Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele, Posted: Nov 21, 2014

The Obama administration announced major deportation-relief news ahead of the president’s big immigration speech Thursday night.

Clinton Says Obama Can Legally Issue Executive Order on Immigration

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

Former President Bill Clinton suggested that President Barack Obama has the legal authority to issue an executive order that would influence immigration.

“Who Will Care for Us?” Ask Indian American Seniors in Immigration Limbo

India West/New America Media , News Report, Sunita Sohrabji , Posted: Nov 21, 2014

Despite the President’s action, older undocumented immigrants, like Indian elders, often in the U.S. for their children, are denied most health coverage.

In Wake of Obama's Executive Action, Advocates Warn About Scams

New America Media, News Feature, Staff, Posted: Nov 20, 2014

Advocates warn that any time immigration reform is in the news, immigrant families are vulnerable to fraud.

811: El número que llamar antes de excavar

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen; Traducido por Elizabeth Gonzalez, Posted: Nov 20, 2014

A pesar de una campaña nacional instando a la gente a "llamar antes de excavar", muchos contratistas residenciales, incluidos los trabajadores inmigrantes y de minorías, aún no saben acerca de los peligros de la excavación en el trabajo.

Yank Sing Workers Win $4 Million in Backpay and Benefits

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Nov 20, 2014

Yank Sing, a high-end dim sum restaurant in San Francisco, has agreed to pay $4 million in backpay and benefits to 280 current and former employees.


New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen; 翻譯:Summer Chiang, Posted: Nov 20, 2014

僅管一項全國性的運動呼籲施工者“鑽地前撥打811專線”, 仍有許多住宅承包商不了解未撥打811將可能遇到的施工危險。

A Renter Weighs the Pros and Cons of Earthquake Coverage

New America Media, Commentary, Summer Chiang, Posted: Nov 20, 2014

One commentator says that although she lives in a place where earthquakes are the norm, she rarely thinks about preparing for the next big one.

Study: 1 in 5 Nursing Home Residents Abused

Sarasota Herald-Tribune/New America Media , News Report, Barbara Peters Smith, Posted: Nov 20, 2014

A new study surprised researchers by revealing that one-in-five nursing home residents suffer abuse by other patients.

For Disillusioned Muslim Community, A Struggle to Get Out the Vote

Muslim Link, News Report, Fatimah Waseem, Posted: Nov 19, 2014

Disillusioned by the rising Islamophobia in the U.S., many Muslim-American voters question whether their vote will count.

Obama to Announce Historic Immigration Plans Thursday

Univision News, News Report, Posted: Nov 19, 2014

President Obama will announce a plan on Thursday evening at 8 p.m. Eastern time to use his executive powers to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation.

Awaiting Obama’s Executive Action, SF Wants to Be ‘Out in Front’

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Nov 19, 2014

Cities like San Francisco are preparing to coordinate strategies to deal with an anticipated “surge” in families who will want to take advantage of administrative relief.

Citizenship After 70: Loving Two Countries at the Same Time

New America Media/Sing Tao New York, Profile, Rong Xiaoqing, Posted: Nov 19, 2014

For some immigrants, including Chinese elders, pursuing U.S. citizenship often brings up mixed feelings.

Middle Class Struggles to Preserve Retirement Security

Dallas Morning News/New America Media, News Analysis, Pamela Yip, Posted: Nov 19, 2014

Half of today’s households are unlikely to have enough resources to retire. As too much goes to the top half percent, Social Security needs strengthening.

Bao Nguyen Wins Race for Garden Grove Mayor

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Nov 18, 2014

Nguyen, 34, will become the second Vietnamese American elected mayor of a US city and the first Vietnamese American elected mayor of a US city with over 100,000 residents.

Rosebud Sioux Tribe Calls House Keystone XL Passage an 'Act of War'

Indian Country Today, News Report, Staff, Posted: Nov 18, 2014

Calling the U.S. House of Representatives vote for the Keystone XL pipeline an “act of war,” the Rosebud Sioux Tribe has vowed to block the project from crossing its lands.

Study: Trauma Follows Children Into Adulthood, Threat to Public Health in CA

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

A report by the Center for Youth Wellness found that more than 60 percent of adults reported at least one adverse childhood experience.

Dealing With Dementia: An African American Son Tells His Story

The Root/New America Media, News Feature, Yanick Rice Lamb, Posted: Nov 18, 2014

Todd Shurn, the primary caregiver of his mother, who has dementia, is among the rare African American men taking on a role mainly falling to black women.

Mexicans Urge National Strike for Revolucion #Ayotzinapa

AL DÍA NEWS, News Report, Ana Gamboa, Posted: Nov 17, 2014

Mexican social media users are urging the country to go on a national strike Nov. 20, under the hashtags #YaMeCanse and #AyotzinapaSomosTodos.

Missouris Gov. Nixon Activates National Guard Ahead of Gran Jury

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Nov 17, 2014

“As part of our ongoing efforts to plan and be prepared for any contingency, it is necessary to have these resources in place in advance of any announcement of the grand jury’s decision,” Gov. Nixon said.

Viral Video Reflects Modern Life in Asia

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Nov 17, 2014

A Vietnamese tourist on his knees begging a Chinese storeowner in Singapore for his money back after trying to purchase an iPhone 6. Within minutes the video goes viral, capturing headlines across Asia.

Will the New Black Republicans in Congress Be Lawmakers—or Talk Show Hosts?

The Root , News Report, Posted: Nov 17, 2014

Three Republican lawmakers swept into Congress with the Republicans’ election tidal wave Nov. 4, and questions abound about their mission and their future alliances.

Obama Could Announce Immigration Reform Plan by Next Week

Asian Journal, News Report, Agnes Constante, Posted: Nov 16, 2014

When the President will reveal his plan remains unknown, but reports say it could be as early as next Friday, November 21.

Enrollment Barriers: Asian Americans And Obamacare

Asian Fortune, News Report, Vanessa Wang, Posted: Nov 15, 2014

Hundreds of thousands in the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders remain uncovered.

Q&A: Closing the Health Coverage Gap for Hispanic Children

New America Media, Question & Answer, Anna Challet, Posted: Nov 15, 2014

A new study out this week finds that over 11 percent of Hispanic children are uninsured, compared to 7.1 percent of all kids nationwide.

Poll Finds Optimism, Economic Gender Gap in Latino Families

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Nov 14, 2014

A new poll on the state of Latino families finds that when faced with tough economic times, Latina women are more economically vulnerable than Latino men.

Online Food Delivery App Taps into L.A.’s Koreatown

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Nov 14, 2014

Ordering delivery from a slew of neighborhood restaurants, all from the convenience of your smartphone or mobile device, has never been easier thanks to apps like Seamless, Eat24 and other brands.

Studies Link Obesity and Cancer

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Nov 14, 2014

After years of overindulging, she said she eats three healthy meals per day, her snacks are healthy and they are few and far in between.

Tribes Say CalTrans Illegally Destroying Historical Sites for Bypass

Indian Country Today, News Report, Marc Dadigan, Posted: Nov 14, 2014

Since the $200 million construction began, Sherwood Valley and other Pomo tribal officials say they have witnessed and documented CalTrans blatantly violating National Historic Preservation Act.

U.S. and China Announce New Climate Goals

InsideClimate News, News Report, John H. Cushman, Jr., Posted: Nov 14, 2014

The U.S. makes a commitment to deepen its existing carbon-cut pledge by 2025, while China says its emissions will peak by 2030. Both target coal.

Techno Health: “Swallow a Mini-Robot and Call Me in the Morning”

California Magazine/New America Media , News Report, Frank Browning, Posted: Nov 14, 2014

Mini-Robot pills will tell elders’ smart phones to give doctors they’re vital signs keeping them healthy and independent. But privacy advocates say they’re alarmed.

811: The Number to Call Before You Dig

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Nov 13, 2014

Despite a nationwide campaign urging people to “call before you dig,” many residential contractors are still in the dark about the hazards of digging on the job.

Los UC Regents considerarán un nuevo plan de estabilidad a largo plazo para ayudas financieras y de matrícula

UC Newsroom, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Nov 12, 2014

El Consejo de Regentes de la Universidad de California anunciaron recientemente que considerará un nuevo plan de cinco años para una matrícula baja.

Ecologista latina trae la lucha contra la fractura hidráulica al 'epicentro' de la industria petrolera en California

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Nov 12, 2014

Investigando los impactos sobre la salud en el epicentro de la industria petrolera, donde se produce la fractura hidráulica junto a las casas, granjas y escuelas.

Bill Clinton: More Financial Education Needed for Youth

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Nov 12, 2014

Former President Bill Clinton spoke to thousands of at-risk youth on Sunday, Nov. 9 about the importance of saving and spending money wisely.

D.C. Nurses Join Protests over Lack of Ebola Training

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

Nurses at Providence Hospital in Northeast are following the lead of thousands of their peers nationwide who are protesting a glaring lack of training for dealing with Ebola.

Reinventing an Ethnic Newspaper As a Cultural Institution

Nichi Bei, Commentary, Jon Funabiki, Posted: Nov 12, 2014

While daily newspapers across the country battle for their lives, a scrappy little ethnic newspaper in San Francisco’s Japantown is discovering new ways to survive. It is the Nichi Bei Weekly, and it’s become my poster child for the special role that ethnic news media can play in their communities.

Latina Environmentalist Takes Fracking Fight to 'Epicenter' of California Oil Industry

New America Media, News Report, Tara Lohan, Posted: Nov 12, 2014

Rosanna Esparza is a community organizer for Clean Water Action in Kern County, which ranks first in California for oil production and second for agriculture.

Want to Improve Voter Turnout? Abolish Voter Registration. No, Really!

The Root , News Analysis, Posted: Nov 12, 2014

Two-thirds of eligible voters did not vote in this year’s midterm elections. It was the lowest electoral turnout since World War II.

Mexico Student Massacre Raises Big Questions

La Opinión, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Nov 12, 2014

Editors of La Opinión wonder how many more narco-mayors there are in Mexico, implicitly accepted by the political structure.

Dying Undocumented: Depending on Benadryl No Way to Live

New America Media, Video, text: Viji Sundaram; video: Tudor Stanley, Posted: Nov 11, 2014

Beatrice Sanchez says her mother's death from complications related to diabetes could have been prevented with access to medical coverage.

Vietnam Steps Up Harassment of Dissident Rights Lawyer

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Nov 10, 2014

Vietnamese authorities have ramped up their harassment of dissident rights lawyer and former political prisoner Nguyen Bac Truyen, stationing a large group of security agents in plain clothes outside his rented house on Wednesday and threatening his landlady with a knife, according to sources.

Right Issue, Wrong Tactic -- Kiss of Love Misses its Mark

New America Media, News Report, Sandip Roy, Posted: Nov 10, 2014

A campaign in India pushing for the right to public displays of affection distracts from the real problem of moral policing.

'Goliath' Takes a Beating in Richmond Despite Low Turnout

Richmond Pulse, News Report, Posted: Nov 10, 2014

Young voters in Richmond, CA. offer up what they'll remember most about this latest election, including the trouncing of Chevron's multi-million dollar campaign.

‘Kiss of Love’ Campaign Spreads to Kolkata, Delhi

India West , News Report, Posted: Nov 10, 2014

As a gawking crowd watched, scores of activists on Saturday locked lips in the middle of a busy Delhi street to protest moral policing and support the Kiss of Love movement in Kerala.

Renowned Pastor Myles Munroe, Wife, Killed in Bahamas Plane Crash

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

Prominent evangelist Myles Munroe and his wife, Ruth, were killed Sunday with seven others when a private jet crashed in the Bahamas.

Will Pres. Obama Act on Immigration Reform Before the end of the Year?

Asian Journal, News Analysis, Posted: Nov 10, 2014

Now that the midterm elections are over, immigrant activists around the country are wondering whether President Barack Obama will fulfill his promise to act on immigration reform by the end of the year.

DMV: Dan a conocer los reglamentos oficiales para solicitar una licencia de conducir

Unidos / New America Media, News Report, Jorge Luis Macías, Posted: Nov 10, 2014

Santa Bazán ha perdido el miedo de andar manejando sin licencia.

UC Regents to Consider New Long-Term Stability Plan for Tuition and Financial Aid

UC Newsroom, News Report, Posted: Nov 10, 2014

The University of California Board of Regents announced last week that it will consider a new five-year plan for low, predictable tuition.

US Army Issues Apology Over the Use of ‘Negro’

The Root , News Report, Posted: Nov 10, 2014

The Army is backtracking on a policy it published last month stating that “Negro” was an acceptable term to refer to black service members.

In Border Disaster, Advocates Seek Names of the Dead

Equal Voice News, News Report, Amy Roe, Posted: Nov 10, 2014

Nearly 6,000 people have died crossing the southern border into the U.S. since 1998. Local authorities have struggled to notify relatives.

Are Not-for-Profit Hospitals Earning Their Tax Breaks? New Study Says No

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Nov 08, 2014

A new study finds that not-for-profit hospitals in the state take in over twice as much money in tax breaks as they spend on community benefits.

흡연 후에도 유독성 공기 오염 물질 장시간 잔류

UC Newsroom, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Nov 07, 2014

호텔 방에 들어섰을 때 지난 투숙객이 몇 시간 전 또는 몇 일 전 흡연했던 냄새가 그대로 실내의 벽, 카펫, 가구 또는 먼지 속에 잔류되어 있다.

Record Number of Latinos to Serve in House

VOXXI, News Report, Griselda Nevarez, Posted: Nov 07, 2014

A record-setting 29 Latinos will take seats in the U.S. House of Representatives following the results of this year’s midterm elections.

A Big Red Wave

The Atlanta Voice, News Report, Stan Washington, Posted: Nov 07, 2014

For those Democrats who felt that Georgia had gone from a red to a purple state, the Republicans squashed that notion by putting on an extra layer of red paint over the state on the election night. The GOP victories in Georgia and across the nation was so decisive that they won what they were expected to win and more.

GOP Election Rout Delivers Blow to U.S. Leadership Role on Climate Change

InsideClimate News, News Report, John H. Cushman Jr., Posted: Nov 07, 2014

The deck in Congress is stacked in favor of fossil fuels, throwing Obama’s climate agenda in doubt during his lame-duck years.

Tri-Valley Founder Gets 16 Years for Running Sham University

India-West, News Report, Posted: Nov 06, 2014

The founder of California-based Tri-Valley University, who destroyed the academic careers of several hundred Indian students in the U.S., has been sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for running a sham university that served as a front for an immigration scam.


UC Newsroom, News Report, Julie Chao, Posted: Nov 06, 2014


2014 Midterms: Running Away From Obama Is What Cost Democrats

The Root , News Analysis, Peniel E. Joseph, Posted: Nov 06, 2014

With the national party abandoning the president, black voters responded with less enthusiasm and less turnout than in 2012.

Historic American Election: Two Blacks in the Senate

African Sun Times, News Report, Posted: Nov 06, 2014

Two blacks were elected to the Senate on their own. One is Democratic while the other, guess what, Republican. Wonders shall never cease. Both were already senators, and the Republican though he won will be going again in two years for another substantive election.

Indian Americans Score Victories in State Legislatures

India West , News Report, Posted: Nov 06, 2014

Several Indian American candidates who were running for state legislatures in the Nov. 4 elections won their respective seats.

11 Asian Americans to Serve in Next Congress

Asanmnews.com, News Report, Posted: Nov 06, 2014

Eleven Asian Americans will serve in the next Congress beginning in 2015, the same as this year’s record number.

Election 2014 Roundup: Korean American Wins and Losses

Koream Journal, News Report, Staff, Posted: Nov 06, 2014

This year’s mid-term elections brought more wins than losses for the 20-plus Korean American candidates vying for political office across the country.

The Latinoamericanización of U.S. Politics

New America Media, Question & Answer, Elena Shore, Interview with Roberto Lovato, Posted: Nov 05, 2014

One of the most interesting things happening right now is in Arizona, where the politics that brought about SB 1070 are retreating.

How Latino Candidates Fared in Tuesday's Election

News Taco, News Report, Posted: Nov 05, 2014

There were 28 Latino/as running for reelection to the U.S. Congress on Tuesday.

Prop 47: As California Goes, So Goes the Nation?

The Crime Report, Commentary, Barry Krisberg, Posted: Nov 05, 2014

Last night, California voters approved an initiative that will have a major impact on the prison population, and significant resonance across the U.S.

California Gains the First Vietnamese American State Senator: Janet Nguyen

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Linh Nguyen & Do Dzung, Posted: Nov 05, 2014

Republican County Supervisor Janet Nguyen made her statement as the result showed her lead of 62% over with 38% over rival Jose Solorio.

Mixed Bag for Korean American Candidates Post Election

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Nov 05, 2014

Tuesday’s general elections brought a mixed bag of joy and disappointment to 23 Korean American candidates across the United States.

Los contaminantes tóxicos en el aire persisten más allá de cuando se despeja el humo de tabaco

UC Newsroom, News Report, Julie Chao, Posted: Nov 05, 2014

Mirando los niveles de más de 50 compuestos orgánicos volátiles (COV) y partículas que quedan en el aire durante 18 horas después de que se haya fumadoMirando los niveles de más de 50 compuestos orgánicos volátiles (COV) y partículas que quedan en el aire durante 18 horas después de que se haya fumado, encontraron que el humo de tercera mano sigue teniendo efectos dañinos en la salud por muchas horas después de que se haya apagado el cigarro.

Asian American Voters Show Strong Support for Democratic Candidates in Midterm Elections

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, News Analysis, Posted: Nov 05, 2014

Asian American voters in 11 states and Washington DC largely supported Democratic candidates in the 2014 midterm elections, according to preliminary results of an exit poll released today

Toxic Airborne Pollutants Linger Long After Tobacco Smoke Clears

UC Newsroom, News Report, Julie Chao, Posted: Nov 05, 2014

A new study shows that thirdhand smoke continues to have harmful health impacts for many hours after a cigarette has been extinguished.

La Opinión: Democracy at Risk

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Nov 05, 2014

Yesterday’s midterm election marked a new record in the amount of money spent in a political cycle.

Indian American Governor Nikki Haley Wins in So. Carolina

India West , News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Nov 05, 2014

Republican South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley swept to re-election in mid-term elections Nov. 4, as her party took over the House and Senate.

D.C. Voters OK Pro-Pot Measure to Legalize Use

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Nov 05, 2014

D.C. is on course to legalizing marijuana, with early election results Tuesday showing voters overwhelmingly approving a measure to allow recreational use.

Muriel Bowser Elected as Mayor of D.C.

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Nov 05, 2014

Muriel Bowser defeated Council cohort David Catania in the District's mayoral election Tuesday night, becoming just the second woman in the city's history to hold the seat.

Marshall Purchase of FOX Affiliate Approved

Wave Newspapers, News Report, Posted: Nov 05, 2014

FCC approves sale of KLJB-TV to Marshall Broadcasting.

Study Puts Dollar Amount on Cost of Smoking in California

New America Media, News Report, Julian Do and Peter Schurmann, Posted: Nov 05, 2014

A new study from the UC San Francisco shows the costs to California of smoking top $18 billion.

The Korean American Voters’ Dilemma in NJ

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Nov 04, 2014

As election day rolls around on Nov. 4, there is a potential dilemma for Korean Americans in New Jersey’s 5th District as they decide on which candidate deserves their vote.

South Korean Children Rank Last in Happiness

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

Kids in South Korea ranked at the bottom among developed countries in a survey asking respondents how satisfied they are with their lives.

Voting Rights in Arizona Back to the Future

The Arizona Informant, News Report, Floyd Galloway, Posted: Nov 04, 2014

Through voter suppression tactics, calls for identification cards and birth certificates, and other regulations, the current phase of voting attacks in Arizona is reminiscent of the Jim Crow era in terms of violent rejections toward advances that Blacks made, and the ultimate stripping away of their rights.

Calif. Asian Americans in Favor of Death Penalty, According to New Study

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Nov 04, 2014

MOST Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (47.1 percent) support keeping the death penalty, according to the National Asian American Survey of registered voters in California.

5 Reasons This Year’s Midterm Elections Should Matter to Black Voters

The Root, News Analysis, Richard Fowler, Posted: Nov 04, 2014

Just because there’s no presidential candidate on the ballot doesn’t mean midterms don’t matter.

It’s No Surprise—Study Shows Why Nonvoters Are the Voters Who Need to Vote the Most

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

Considering the daily struggle going on here, common sense would suggest that these individuals should be first in line at the polls come Tuesday, but it’s their struggle that in many cases keeps them from the polls.

US mid-term polls: The Only Indian-American Congressman Ami Bera Might Lose

New America Media, News Analysis, Sandip Roy, Posted: Nov 04, 2014

If it comes down to the wire, the only Indian-American in Congress might lose thanks to a group of Indian-Americans.

Prop. 47: How My First Felony Led to My First Time Voting

Silicon Valley De-Bug, First Person, Steeda McGruder, Posted: Nov 04, 2014

Steeda McGruder spent 19 years cycling in and out of California prisons. Now she is voting for the first time, and the reason is Proposition 47.

For Many, Voting Rights Remain At Risk

The Washington Informer, News Report, D. Kevin McNeir, Posted: Nov 03, 2014

Despite constitutional amendments and voter protection laws, voting for many Americans is still treated like a privilege and not a right.

Q&A: 了解Ebola病毒

UC Newsroom, Question & Answer, Laura Kurtzman, Posted: Nov 02, 2014


Fresno Youth Experience San Joaquin River for the First Time

The Know/New America Media, Video, The Know staff, Posted: Nov 02, 2014

In Fresno, there is a renewed interest and discussion in public access to the river, which is opposed by homeowners in the exclusive residential area that borders the river.

John Cho Delights in Rom-Com Role in ABC’s ‘Selfie’

KoreAm Journal, News Feature, Ada Tseng; photography by Jack Blizzard, Posted: Nov 02, 2014

In the new ABC romantic-comedy Selfie, John Cho goes where no Asian American actor has gone before.

California Takes on Academic Inequities for Black, Latino Students

Center for Public Integrity, News Report, Susan Ferriss, Posted: Nov 01, 2014

Students in California have filed a class-action lawsuit alleging that they’ve been deprived of equal time for education in comparison to kids at other more affluent schools.