Two African-American Parents Spoke to the United Nations

Jackson Advocate, News Report, Pelvo White, Jr., Posted: Dec 31, 2014

African Americans are not treated as first-class citizens in America, according to the author, and their rights are not protected by the legal court systems. Hence, the United States has the case of Ferguson, Missouri -- yet another ruling by the law where the murder of an unarmed black youth by a white police officer was justified.




Third Blogger in Vietnam Arrested Within December

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Dec 31, 2014

Another prominent blogger was arrested Dec. 27, becoming the third independent writer taken in by Vietnamese authorities within one month, in a series of crackdowns that critics believe are related to the upcoming Communist Party Central Committee Plenum scheduled for 2015.




Prop 47 and New Deportation Relief

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Dec 31, 2014

Under Prop 47 rules, immigrants who have are being prosecuted for deportable felonies and wobblers now may be able to avoid convictions that would otherwise render them ineligible for relief from removal.




Many Cities to Welcome New Year With Protests

The Root, News Report, Posted: Dec 31, 2014

Several activists groups will use their respective cities’ New Year’s Eve festivities as opportunities for public and peaceful demonstrations against police brutality.




NNPA President Benjamin Chavis Envisions Black Press as Mainstream

Washington Informer, News Report, Hazel Trice Edney, triceedneywire.com, Posted: Dec 31, 2014

Civil rights leader Benjamin Chavis says he envisions Black newspapers as becoming the "new mainstream" rather than an alternative press as it is often called.




Could 2015 See Health Care Expanded for All Californians?

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Dec 31, 2014

Anthony Wright, one of California’s leading proponents of health care access, says the window is open in the coming year for an historic expansion of health care to all of the state’s residents.




Nguoi Viet Daily News Inc. Announced Winning Of Defamation Lawsuit Against Saigon Nho Newspapers

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Dec 30, 2014

Nguoi Viet Daily News Inc., Dat Huy Phan and Vinh Hoang, prevailed Monday in a defamation lawsuit filed against Saigon Nho Newspapers, and its owner Hoang Duoc Thao, a decisive victory after less than two hours of jury deliberations.




Why Democrats Shouldn't Dump the South

The Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Chris Kromm, Posted: Dec 30, 2014

The dismal showing of the Democratic Party in the 2014 elections caused progressives and the party faithful to look for answers, or at least for someone to blame. A handful of pundits decided the problems of Democrats could be traced back to one region of the country: the South.




Disasters and Triumphs: 10 Major Environmental Stories in Indian Country During 2014

Indian Country, News Report, Staff, Posted: Dec 30, 2014

The 10 most prominent environmental stories of 2014 constituted a wide range of events—extreme weather, natural disasters, major administrative decisions and potent activism. Some of the issues were ongoing. Others surfaced for the first time. And still others rose from a slow burn to a sudden burst of headlines.




The War in Afghanistan Formally Ends, The War Informally Goes On

New America Media, Question & Answer, Andrew Lam, Posted: Dec 30, 2014

If the new generation of Afghans unite against ethnic schisms and corruption, there’s a chance for the country to move forward.




The Root Names 2014 the Year of the Protester

The Root, News Report, Kirsten West Savali, Posted: Dec 30, 2014

A generation of protesters from around the country has been baptized in radical fire, refusing to sell out or buy into a corrupt system that allows police officers to kill with impunity.




President Says Black America ‘Better Off Now’ Than When He Took Office

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Dec 29, 2014

President Obama says Black America is better now than it was six years ago when he first took office.




Calif. High School Basketball Team Banned From Tournament for ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Shirts

The Root, News Report, Posted: Dec 29, 2014

Members of the Mendocino High School girls’ basketball team in California are organizing on Monday after being banned from a tournament because of their insistence on wearing “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirts in solidarity with Eric Garner, the New York City man who died in July after police placed him in a choke hold, USA Today reports.




South Korea, Japan and U.S. to Share Intel on North Korea

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Dec 29, 2014

South Korea, Japan and the U.S. will sign their first joint intelligent-sharing pact on Dec. 29 to better prepare and respond to the increasing nuclear and missile threats from North Korea,




5 Black Women to Watch Online in 2015

VoiceWaves / New America Media, Commentary, Deonna Anderson, Posted: Dec 29, 2014

A reporter shares her reasons for preferring online entertainment, and offers her picks for the top Black female content creators.




Smart Home Project Records Seniors' Movement, Behavior

Spokesman-Review/New America Media , News Feature, Erica Curless , Posted: Dec 29, 2014

The technology that can keep tabs on seniors' wellbeing could also ease the job of caregivers (often adult children, who are still working and raising families),




5 Ways to Cut the Financial Strain of Caregiving

U.S. News & World Report/New America Media , News Feature, Kimberly Palmer, Posted: Dec 28, 2014

Families providing eldercare need not drain their finances. For example, hiring more help can save caregivers money in the long run.




As Germany Welcomes New Skilled Immigrants, Old Tensions Arise

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Dec 28, 2014

Facing an enormous demographic shift, with an aging population and a low birthrate, Germany is taking new measures to open its doors to immigrants.




Feeling Depressed? Animal-Assisted Therapy Could Help

VoiceWaves / New America Media, News Report, Ben Novotny, Posted: Dec 28, 2014

Mired in severe post-surgery depression, Aubrie found great relief in the "therapy dogs" that were sent to visit her at the hospital.




Abuso de ancianos: un problema casi oculto

La Opinión/New America Media , News Feature, Araceli Martínez Ortega , Posted: Dec 27, 2014

El abuso en asilos, casas de asistencia y de cuidado para ancianos es un problema que se da a lo largo del país y el estado.




Nursing Home Elder Abuse, a Problem Almost Hidden for Latinos

La Opinión/New America Media , News Feature, Araceli Martínez Ortega , Posted: Dec 27, 2014

Abuse in nursing homes and care facilities for elders is a problem that occurs throughout the country and the state.




A Hmong Mother's Journey to America, In Her Own Words

The Know / New America Media, First Person, Zoua Vang, as told to Chonny Vang, Posted: Dec 26, 2014

A Hmong mother living in Fresno, Calif. shares her immigration story with her American-born daughter.




Navajo Elders Denied Help 100 Miles from Agencies That Forget Human Factor

Navajo Times/New America Media , News Report, Colleen Keane , Posted: Dec 25, 2014

Rural Navajo elders are denied aid to help them stay independent, while experts say health and service agencies need to look more closely at the human factor.




How Music is Fueling the #BlackLivesMatter Movement

VoiceWaves / New America Media, News Report, Deonna Anderson, Posted: Dec 25, 2014

In the age of social media, musicians have a greater ability than ever to politically influence their fans. And in the wake of Ferguson, that's just what they're doing.




The ‘Alphabet Soup’ of Immigration and Healthcare Reform

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

At a forum in Los Angeles, experts helped demystify the confusing jumble of acronyms that have emerged around health care and immigration reform.




For a Cuban Smuggler, It's Business As Usual

New America Media, News Report, Louis Nevaer, Posted: Dec 24, 2014

A Cuban smuggler says the real problem on the island isn't the lack of available consumer products -- it's the lack of cash to buy them.




Diversifying the Green Movement - A Call to Action From Green 2.0

New America Media, Video, Video by Rebekah Purcell/Carlos Vargas; Text by Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Dec 23, 2014

Environmental leaders, activists and reporters gathered for the “Breaking The Green Ceiling” forum to discuss bringing greater diversity to the movement.




Chinese-Elders Study Belies Top-Down “Parachute” Research Lumping All Asians

Asian Fortune/New America Media , News Feature, Jenny Chen , Posted: Dec 23, 2014

Chicago’s PINE study of Chinese American elders is proving community-based research is the way to study America’s diverse communities.




Hard Winter for California Farmworkers

New America Media, Photo Essay, David Bacon, Posted: Dec 22, 2014

When the harvest season ends, unemployment rates rise for California farmworkers.




How Companies Are Making Work-Life Balance Better for Caregivers

U.S. News & World Report/New America Media , News Feature, Kimberly Palmer, Posted: Dec 21, 2014

Corporate policies are increasingly embracing employee flexibility, but some have a ways to go -- with more Americans serving as caregivers to elders.




Pigs' Feet and Roasted Ginger: A Postpartum Prescription

PRI's The World, News Report, Anne Noyes Saini, Posted: Dec 21, 2014

After her son Rhys was born, Annie Cok adopted a special diet and didn’t leave her apartment in Queens for a whole month.




In Pakistan, A Fight to the Finish

New America Media, News Report, Ras H. Siddiqui, Posted: Dec 20, 2014

Extremism in Pakistan needs to be fought militarily, politically and socially. The enemy is deep inside and this is a fight to the finish.




Citizenship After 70: Applying Was Easier Than I Thought

New America Media / HOY Dallas, News Report, Carolina Guzmán Rincón, Posted: Dec 19, 2014

Claudia Jovel says she is happy to have accomplished such an important goal at age 74.




La ciudadanía despúes de los 70 años: Fue más fácil de lo que pensé

New America Media / HOY Dallas, News Report, Carolina Guzmán Rincón, Posted: Dec 19, 2014

"Me siento muy feliz porque siento que alancé una meta muy importante a pesar de mis 74 años de edad", expresa.




What's Really Behind Obama’s Cuba Move

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Dec 19, 2014

The move toward normalizing relations with Cuba has more to do with U.S. domestic politics and the Democratic Party.




Napolitano: What is the Priority for Public Higher Education in CA?

New America Media, Question & Answer, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Dec 19, 2014

UC President Janet Napolitano says the debate over a possible tuition increase at the school revolves around how the state prioritizes higher education.




“Work Till You Drop” in Retirement Years? Experts Say Not Always Bad

Sing Tao Daily/New America Media, News Report, Rong Xiaoqing, Posted: Dec 19, 2014

Retirement experts broke the myth that younger generations may have to “work till they drop,” but half of boomers may need to work longer to get by in old age.




Black Lives Matter on International Migrants Day, Too

New America Media, Op-ed, Opal Tometi, Posted: Dec 18, 2014

As one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter, I can’t help but wonder when the world will begin to address the way racism affects Black migrants.




S. Korean Youth Weigh in on ‘The Interview’

New America Media, Interview, Posted: Dec 18, 2014

South Korean youth share their reactions to the comedy "the Interview," which has been cancelled due to threats believed to have come from North Korea.




Distrust: A Legacy of Media Segregation

New America Media, News Analysis, James McGrath Morris, Posted: Dec 18, 2014

The selective perceptions of whites and blacks, shaped by different historical media experiences, feed their dissimilar interpretation of events.




Prayers to 'La Virgen' Are Often Personal, Sometimes Political

New America Media, News Report, Daniel Jimenez and Amber Amaya, Posted: Dec 17, 2014

Our Lady of Guadalupe has a large following in California's farmworker communities, and their prayers to her reveal both individual and community concerns.




US Supreme Court: DACA Recipients Can Drive in Arizona

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Dec 17, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today to put into effect a lower court ruling that will allow Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients in Arizona to receive driver's licenses and state identification.




Jeb Bush's Real Challenge Comes from His Own Party

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Dec 17, 2014

Editors of La Opinión write that the real challenge Jeb Bush will face will come from his own party.




For One Mom, Executive Action Means an End to Crippling Arthritis

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Dec 17, 2014

Irma Montoya will be able to get knee surgery once she gets deferred action and can access state-funded Medi-Cal.




Why Eldercare Will Need More Gen Xers, Millennials--& Money

U.S. News & World Report/New America Media , News Feature, Kimberly Palmer, Posted: Dec 17, 2014

With a growing number of aging family members in need of assistance and high eldercare cost, more Gen Xers and Millennials will be acting as caregivers.




Detroit Residents Complain of Health Effects of Breathing in Toxins

Arab American News, News Report, Natasha Dado, Posted: Dec 16, 2014

The Sierra Club reports that one company, DTE Energy, is responsible for 85 percent of sulfur dioxide emissions in Wayne County, Mich.




Black Lives Matter - It’s More than Police Killings

New America Media, Commentary, David Muhammad, Posted: Dec 15, 2014

Gross racial disparities in arrests, prosecutions, and incarceration do not inspire the level of anger that a video of a White officer murdering a Black man does.




The 43 Missing in Mexico - Thoughts From a 'Normalista' in the U.S.

We'Ced / New America Media, First Person, Carolina Arceo, as told to Andres Reyes, Posted: Dec 14, 2014

Carolina Arceo of Merced, Calif., shares a common bond with the 43 missing students in Mexico -- she too studied at a Rural Normal school.




Hearts, Minds, Sugar and Sleep: Health/Mental Health in Black Elders

BlackmansStreet.Today/ New America Media , News Report, Frederick H. Lowe, Posted: Dec 13, 2014

New research on black elders reveals crucial links between health and such unexpected factors as poor sleep, obesity and stress.




CA Advocates Hope Low-Income Black Elders Ready for New Health Program

Black Voice News/New America Media , News Report, Corey Arvin, Posted: Dec 13, 2014

Low-income black elders and those with disabilities and their advocates say new California health program is confusing, but holds promise for better care.




Slain Mexican Student Identified

VOXXI.com, News Report, Posted: Dec 12, 2014

Forensic specialists have confirmed that human remains found in southern Mexico are those of one of the students who disappeared.




EPA Administrator: Enviro Groups Must ‘Reflect Communities They Serve’

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Dec 12, 2014

Operating without a diverse workplace, said the EPA administrator, is like 'having our arms tied behind our backs.'




Special Training Prepares Nurses for Growing Senior Population

News-Sentinel/New America Media, News Feature, Jennifer L. Boen , Posted: Dec 11, 2014

Seniors are hospitalized at triple the general population rate, yet too few health professionals are trained in geriatric care. A new nursing program aims to change that.




Richmond Police Chief: Why I Joined a Protest Against Police Brutality

New America Media, Question & Answer, Malcolm Marshall, Posted: Dec 11, 2014

Chief of Police Chris Magnus turned out at a recent rally against police brutality in Richmond, Calif.




Making Technology Work for Elders in the New Longevity Economy

New America Media/WBAI, News Report, Liz Seegert, Posted: Dec 10, 2014

New gizmos from tech startups offer us more independence as we age, but researchers stress that ethnic diversity also raises cost and cultural concerns.




미국 문화에 동화될수록 이민자 건강 위협한다

UC Newsroom, News Report, Dan Gordon, Posted: Dec 09, 2014

자유와 행복한 삶을 보장하는 약속의 땅 미국, 그러나 새로운 이민자들의 웰빙을 위협하는 현상이 일고 있다.




Exodus From 'The Jungle'

Silicon Valley DeBug, Photo Essay, Various Authors, Posted: Dec 09, 2014

A creekbed in East San Jose that for decades has served as a homeless encampment for hundreds of San Jose residents was razed by the city.




Korean Air VP Delays Flight Over Macadamia Nuts

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Dec 09, 2014

The vice president of Korean Air Lines Co. is under investigation after she reportedly forced a plane to return to the gate over “nut rage,” according to Bloomberg.




Rabble Rouser Transforming Politics in Little Saigon

New America Media, News Analysis, Andrew Lam, Posted: Dec 09, 2014

This week, Bao Nguyen takes office as mayor of Garden Grove, some 14 years after being rejected by his own community of Little Saigon.




Delhi Bans Uber After Alleged Rape by Driver

India-West, News Report, Posted: Dec 08, 2014

The Delhi government this week banned "all activities" by the international cab booking company, Uber, following the alleged rape of a passenger by one of its drivers.




Sure, Let’s Pardon Mark Wahlberg for His Violent, Racist Past

The Root, News Report, Posted: Dec 08, 2014

The actor, who went to prison as a teenager for partially blinding a man, deserves a second chance—as do all the men of color who’ve been convicted of felonies.




"Black Lives Matter’: Demonstrators March in Solidarity Through International District

International Examiner, News Report, Posted: Dec 08, 2014

Chants of “Black lives matter! Black lives matter!” echoed through the streets Saturday afternoon, December 6, as demonstrators marched down Jackson Street through the Chinatown/International District. Organizers had rallied to show resistance to the national epidemic of police brutality against the black community.




No One Keeps Count of the Number of People Who Die in Police Custody: Report

The Root, News Report, Posted: Dec 08, 2014

With the recent deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, advocates for police reform have been shocked to learn that there are no accurate records that track the number of people who die in police custody.




Writer-Blogger Nguyen Quang Lap Arrested in Vietnam

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

A writer who’s also one of Vietnam’s popular bloggers was arrested Dec. 6 afternoon following a lengthy police search of his home in Ho Chi Minh City, according to his friends and family. Nguyen Quang Lap, who calls himself Bo Lap, and is the owner of the blog Que Choa, was reportedly charged with “abusing democratic freedoms” under the ambiguous and overbroad Article 258 of the Vietnamese Penal Code.




Why Older Americans Are Financially Vulnerable

U.S. News & World Report/New America Media , News Feature, Kimberly Palmer, Posted: Dec 08, 2014

In addition to wrinkles and graying hair, getting older brings on a less-visible change: diminished cognitive abilities that can open them to errors of financial elder abuse.




Dearborn Environmental Groups Seek to Overturn Controversial Emissions Permit

Arab American News, News Feature, Natasha Dado, Posted: Dec 08, 2014

The South End of Dearborn and Southwest Detroit is the most polluted area in all of Michigan.




Can Spirituality Help You Age More Gracefully?

KALW Spiritual Edge/New America Media, Question & Answer, Rachel Dornhelm, Posted: Dec 07, 2014

As people age and come to terms with their lives. They may ask themselves, “What happened along the way and why?” Research suggests that spirituality can help.




CSUs Lag Behind UCs in Creating 'Dream Centers'

New America Media / El Nuevo Sol, News Report, Alex Corey, Posted: Dec 07, 2014

The CSU system may serve more undocumented students than the UC system, but it's lagging behind in opening centers that serve Dreamers.




The Bar Is Closed: TBS Canceled the Sitcom Co-Created by Korean/Irish American comic Steve Byrne

Rafu Shimpo, News Report, Posted: Dec 06, 2014

After three seasons, TBS on Nov. 20 canceled the sitcom co-created by Korean/Irish American comic Steve Byrne, who starred as a corporate lawyer who gives up his job in New York to take over his parents’ working-class bar in Pittsburgh.




No ‘Executive Action’ for Environmental Migrants

New America Media, News Report, Jenny Manrique, Posted: Dec 06, 2014

Global migration experts say the number of cross-border “environmental migrants” is certain to grow, with little to no legal framework for absorbing them.




Filipino Elders Air Concerns on New State Health Program

INQUIRER.net/New America Media , News Feature, Jun Nucum, Posted: Dec 06, 2014

Low-income elders like Filipina Crisanta Allas, 87, must decide whether to join a new California health plan with good benefits, but important trade-offs.




‘Glad to be in California’ - Health Fair Gets Sacramento Residents Covered

New America Media, Video, Anna Challet, Posted: Dec 05, 2014

Over a thousand visitors spent a recent Saturday at a WE Connect Health Care Enrollment and Resource Fair at Sacramento Charter High School.




오바마 대통령의 이민개혁 주요 사항

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Dec 05, 2014

오바마 대통령이 발표한 이민법 행정조치의 혜택은 누가 받나?




El plan de reforma migratoria de Obama - lo que usted necesita saber

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Dec 05, 2014

Las respuestas a algunas de las preguntas más frecuentes sobre la acción ejecutiva que anunció Obama.




La vida en América: ¿Un peligro para la salud del inmigrante?

UC Newsroom, News Report, Dan Gordon, Posted: Dec 05, 2014

América es una nación de inmigrantes que provienen de todas partes del mundo atraídos por la promesa de libertad y de una buena vida.




DACA Medi-Cal -- A Lifeline for Young Samoan With Bone Disease

New America Media, Video, Text: Viji Sundaram / Video: Tudor Stanley, Posted: Dec 05, 2014

For more than two decades, Tali Seumanutafa, battled a recurring bone infection, first in her native Samoa, and then in Hawaii and California.




Eldercare 'Scorecard' Rates States in Effort to Stress Independence

KQED/New America Media , News Report, Rachel Dornhelm, Posted: Dec 05, 2014

New state-by-state “Scorecard” is part of an effort to refocus care from elders’ medical needs to helping them maximize their ability to function independently.




What happened to Sheneque Proctor?

Weld, News Report, Wayne Hester, Posted: Dec 04, 2014

A teenager's death while in custody in an Alabama jail has raised questions among Birmingham residents that officials are not answering.




Increasing Black Elders to See Sharp Rise in Alzheimer’s

BlackmansStreet.today/New America Media , News Report, Frederick H. Lowe, Posted: Dec 04, 2014

The number of African American elders at risk of Alzheimer’s will double by 2030. But experts say people can fight the deadly disease.




Chol Soo Lee, Who Sparked Early Pan-Asian American Movement, Dies at 62

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Dec 04, 2014

Chol Soo Lee, a Korean American whose wrongful conviction in a 1973 San Francisco murder case galvanized a historic pan-Asian American movement to win his freedom, died Tuesday at age 62. He passed away after complications related to surgery, according to friends.




No Justice, No Profit! - Black Lives Matter, Say Ferguson Protestors

Final Call, News Report, Posted: Dec 04, 2014

The chant, “No justice! No profit!” rang through shops and malls in the St. Louis suburbs as demands for accountability in the police shooting of a Black teen and respect for Black life shifted from street protests to economic sanctions.




Body Cameras Are on the Way—but in Eric Garner’s Case, Would It Have Mattered?

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

And it comes the same week President Barack Obama asked Congress to approve $263 million for police body cameras and training. The $75 million for 50,000 body cameras for police has been a primary focus of what many hope is a solution to police brutality.




Financial Elder Abuse a Growing--But Preventable--Problem

Bay State Banner/New America Media, News Report, Sandra Larson , Posted: Dec 04, 2014

The fastest-growing form of elder abuse is fraud--sometimes by family members. Experts on aging at a recent conference offered guides for prevention.




Police Relations -- Not Just a Black, Urban Issue

New America Media, First Person, Various Authors, Posted: Dec 04, 2014

In the wake of Ferguson, police misconduct is being discussed largely as a black, inner-city issue. So what do rural Latinos think?




Activists Fight to Stop New Youth Jail in Seattle

New America Media, News Report, Asha DuMonthier, Posted: Dec 04, 2014

Across the country from Ferguson, youth in Seattle recently held a unique form of protest to spark community resistance to the reconstruction of a new youth jail in King County.




NYC Police Officer Won't Be Indicted in Chokehold Death

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Dec 03, 2014

A grand jury in New York City has declined to indict white police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, in July.




Living Secretly With HIV for More Than 25 Years

The Root, News Report, Posted: Dec 03, 2014

A new documentary, 25 to Life, tells the story of William Brawner, who confronted his past and became an advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness.




Ayotzinapa, Mexico’s Ferguson

South Kern Sol/ New America Media, News Report, Alfredo Camacho, Posted: Dec 03, 2014

As protests over a police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri continue, another movement is sweeping through Mexican American and immigrant communities.




Life in America: Hazardous to Immigrants’ Health?

UC Newsroom, News Report, Dan Gordon, Posted: Dec 03, 2014

A substantial body of evidence suggests that for newly arrived immigrants, life in the United States can be hazardous to their well-being.




In San Bernardino, Blacks Account for High Number of Rising HIV Cases

Black Voice News, News Report, Corey Arvin, Posted: Dec 03, 2014

Activists in San Bernadino say the HIV population there is vulnerable and larger than most records indicate.




Did the Boycott Matter to Black Friday Retail Sales?

The Root , News Report, Posted: Dec 02, 2014

Holiday shopping sales were dramatically down nationwide, but economic analysts aren’t talking about the boycott sparked by the Ferguson grand jury’s refusal to indict Darren Wilson in Michael Brown’s killing.




Tears of Sadness, Tears of Joy [Llantos de Tristeza, Llantos de Alegria]

Washington Hispanic, News Report, Giomar Silva, Posted: Dec 02, 2014

For Latinos, the Executive Action of President Obama, and the results of the midterm elections are two episodes of the same political event. And, surely, immigration mirrors voting rights issues. (Story Published in Spanish)




DACA — Confessions of a Formerly Undocumented Youth

New America Media/INQUIRER.net, News Report, Cecile Caguingin Ochoa, Posted: Dec 02, 2014

Filipinos have the largest undocumented population among Asians, yet a very low percentage has applied for DACA.




Youth Football Coaches Tackle Violence Issue Head On

VoiceWaves / New America Media, News Report, Victor Martin, Jr., Posted: Dec 02, 2014

For some youth football coaches, developing players to be good people is just as important as producing good athletes.




Sen. Lara Re-Introduces Health for All Act

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Dec 01, 2014

Senator Ricardo Lara has re-introduced the Health for All Act of 2015 which would guarantee undocumented Californians access to health care coverage.




South Korea Plans to Raise $500 Billion For Reunification

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Dec 01, 2014

South Korea’s top financial regulator said Tuesday that rebuilding North Korea’s moribund economy after an eventual reunification would cost about $500 billion, which the government says can be raised without increasing taxes, according to Yonhap.




For Dual Eligibles, Health Care Enrollment Starts With Blue Envelope

New America Media, News Report, Aruna Lee, Posted: Dec 01, 2014

In January, Santa Clara will launch Cal Mediconnect, a new program combining the benefits of Medicare and Medi-Cal into one coordinated program.




Ray Rice Wins Appeal, Indefinite Suspension by NFL Lifted

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Dec 01, 2014

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has won his appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL, the players union said Friday.




Picking on the Obama Girls Isn’t Smart, Especially if You Work for a GOP Congressman

The Root , News Analysis, Posted: Dec 01, 2014

Elizabeth Lauten, communications director for Republican Rep. Stephen Fincher of Tennessee, found out the hard way what happens when you go after Sasha and Malia.




In U.S., Undocumented People Can Donate But Not Receive Organs

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Dec 01, 2014

Unauthorized immigrants are barred from receiving expensive organ transplants, even though their organs can be used to save the lives of others.