Long Beach Native Americans Enraged by Junipero Serra Sainthood

Long Beach VoiceWaves, News Report, Michael Lozano, Posted: Feb 28, 2015

After Pope Francis announced his plan to canonize Serra in mid-January, many local Native Americans have voiced opposition to naming the Spanish Franciscan as a saint.

Stanford Program Helps Vietnamese RN Realize His Eldercare “Calling”

Nguoi Viet/New America Media, News Feature, Andrew Lam, Posted: Feb 28, 2015

At 28, Vietnamese immigrant Chi Mai, RN, took Stanford’s online course in successful aging and helped seniors better plan their end-of-life care.

Khi người trẻ Việt giúp cao niên Việt lo ngày cuối đời

Người Việt/New America Media, News Feature, Andrew Lam, Posted: Feb 28, 2015

Y tá Chí Mai, 28 tuổi, là người đầu tiên tham gia chương trình của Đại Học Y Dược Stanford với đề án hướng dẫn các vị cao niên Việt hiểu thêm về vấn đề lên kế hoạch trước cho sự chăm sóc y tế trong những ngày cuối đời, một vấn đề mà người Việt Nam tại Mỹ ít quan tâm.

An Edge for Indian Americans Under Common Core

India West, News Report, Lisa Tsering, Posted: Feb 27, 2015

Subathra Ramanathan teaches at North Star Academy in Redwood City and says Common Core allows high achieving students to "widen their repertoire of learning."

For a Few Lucky Seniors, Happy Endings in Living Situations

The Virginian-Pilot/New America Media , News Report, Elizabeth Simpson, Posted: Feb 26, 2015

Low and middle-income elders have few safe housing-and-health care options, but some are benefiting from service-rich programs that should be expanded.

With Chicago Tired of “Mayor 1%,” Chuy García Could Actually Win His Runoff with Rahm Emanuel

In These Times, News Analysis, Kari Lydersen, Posted: Feb 25, 2015

While money poured into the recent mayoral and aldermanic elections, voters showed that they are tired of business as usual.

Por qué defensores de los derechos de inmigrantes no están preocupados por la resolución del juez de Texas

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Feb 25, 2015

La semana pasada un juez federal bloqueó que entraran en vigor las acciones ejecutivas de Obama, una acción que defensores de la reforma migratoria están llamando sólo un "revés temporal".

U.S. Believes Iraqi Offensive Will Retake Mosul in Three Months

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Feb 25, 2015

An Iraqi and Kurdish military force of some 20,000 to 25,000 troops is being prepared to recapture the city of Mosul from "Islamic State" fighters, probably in the April-May time frame, an official at the U.S. Central Command said on Thursday.

Elder Abuse Rising in Care Facilities Mixing the Frail and the Disturbed

The Virginian-Pilot/New America Media , News Report, Elizabeth Simpson, Posted: Feb 25, 2015

Seniors unable to afford private care homes are increasingly victimized by other residents placed in poorly funded homes with dementia or mental illness.

Dori Maynard, Diversity Champion, Dies at 56

Maynard Institute, News Report, David DeBolt, Posted: Feb 24, 2015

Dori J. Maynard, president of the Robert C. Maynard institute for Journalism Education and longtime champion of diversity in journalism and civic life, died Tuesday at her West Oakland, Calif., home, the Institute announced. She was 56.

President Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Bill, Invoking Integrity of Review Process

Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Feb 24, 2015

President Barack Obama on February 24 vetoed legislation that would have forced the Keystone XL pipeline through by eliminating the need for State Department approval for the project, which crosses the international border with Canada.

Muslims Concerned for Their Safety After Chapel Hill Shootings

Arab American News, News Feature, Ali Harb, Posted: Feb 24, 2015

Floods of bigoted online comments, right-wing blogs and blatantly anti-Muslim remarks by politicians and national media figures have long been indicators of the growing anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States.

Getting a Driver’s License Is Economic Lifeline for Immigrants

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Feb 24, 2015

Villar is among an estimated 1.4 million undocumented residents in the state who are eligible for a driver’s license under a bill (AB 60) passed in California in 2013.

US Justice Department Will Not Bring Federal Charges Against George Zimmerman

The Root, News Report, Posted: Feb 24, 2015

The Justice Department will not bring federal charges against George Zimmerman, the 31-year-old Florida man who was tried and found not guilty in the 2012 shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, the New York Times reports.

Mexicans Were Second Largest Group Targeted by Violent Lynch Mobs in the US

VOXXI, News Report, Posted: Feb 24, 2015

A new report released by the Equal Justice Initiative documents nearly 4,000 victims of “racial terror lynchings” in the South from 1877 to 1950.

New Book Celebrates 11 Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Rust Belt Cities

New America Media, Press Release, Posted: Feb 24, 2015

Julio Zegarra-Ballon, a small business owner from St. Louis, Missouri, has been named the $1,000 prize winner of the “A Day in the Life of an Immigrant Entrepreneur” contest.

Anti-Corruption Chief Editor Removed in Vietnam for "Abusing Rights"

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Feb 23, 2015

The newspaper also faces a heavy fine of 700 million VND (approximately $32,800 USD) for “violating administrative regulations”, including providing “wrongful and slanderous information that damaged the prestige of organizations and/or citizens.”

Marvel’s Cindy Moon Swings Solo in New Comic Series, ‘Silk’

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Feb 23, 2015

Months after debuting in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man, Cindy Moon, aka “Silk,” makes a silky transition to her own comic book series as Marvel’s newest Asian American superheroine.

In Their Moment of ‘Glory,’ Common and John Legend Showed the World Why the Selma Struggle Truly Is ‘Now’

The Root, News Report, Posted: Feb 23, 2015

With their electrifying acceptance speeches at Sunday’s Oscars, Common and John Legend affirmed the connection between the civil rights struggle portrayed in Selma and the fight for justice that continues today.

Alejandro Iñárritu Dedicates Oscar to Fellow Mexicans

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Feb 23, 2015

Alejandro Iñárritu, winner of the 2015 Best Director Oscar for the film Birdman, dedicated his win to his fellow Mexicans in Mexico and the United States.

Loving the Puget Sound to Death

New America Media, News Feature, Madeline Ostrander, Posted: Feb 23, 2015

Four decades after the passage of the Clean Water Act, regulators haven’t kept up with the pollution that growing populations put on America’s shorelines.

California “Ambassadors” Help Other Immigrant Elders Get Needed Help

KALW Public Radio/New America Media , News Feature, Jen Chien, Posted: Feb 23, 2015

Ethnic elders in Fremont, Calif., become “Ambassadors” to help other seniors, many recent immigrants, obtain needed community services.

Limited English Proficiency Plays Role in CA’s Low Voter Turnout Rates of Asians and Latinos

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Feb 23, 2015

With one in nine eligible California voters speaking only limited English, many don’t know what help and services are available to them in the electoral process.

NYC Council Speaker Initiative Stresses Equal Access for Ethnic Media

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Feb 21, 2015

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has pledged to provide equal access to government information for the city’s ethnic media.

Federal Court Blocks Government from Detaining Asylum Seekers

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Feb 20, 2015

A federal court put a halt to the Obama administration's policy of locking up asylumseekers as a deterrent.

San Francisco Seniors Cross the Digital Divide

KALW Public Radio/New America Media , News Feature, Jen Chien, Posted: Feb 20, 2015

If you think older Americans can’t learn digital tricks, SF Connected has a myth-busting class for you.

In Anti-Discrimination Suit, Haiping Su Took on Big Gov and Won

New America Media, Commentary, George Koo, Posted: Feb 19, 2015

Dr. Haiping Su was a victim of racial profiling and he sued the United States government and NASA for smearing his reputation.

NBA Teams Unveil Chinese New Year Uniforms

China Daily, News Report, Lian Zi, Posted: Feb 19, 2015

NBA teams are looking to reach more Chinese fans with Chinese New Year celebrations that include special-edition uniforms.

New African Poetry Finds Its Voice On The Web

Inter Press Service, News Report, Posted: Feb 19, 2015

The works of modern African poets are emerging with great fanfare thanks to writers and teachers building a network of libraries and websites on the internet.

Myth That There are More Black Men in Prison Than College is Debunked

Louisiana Weekly, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Feb 18, 2015

Essentially, the number of Black males enrolled in college was undercounted, providing an inaccurate view of the state of Black males in the U.S.

Why Immigrant Rights Advocates Aren’t Worried About Texas Judge’s Ruling

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Feb 17, 2015

A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked Obama’s executive actions on immigration from going into effect.

Remembering David Carr

TC Daily Planet, Commentary, Brian Lambert, Posted: Feb 17, 2015

Carr’s remarkable life arc depended on him never forgetting he was from barely-middle-class Hopkins, raised by a “rag man” father and his “career Irish” mom.

New Orleans Crime Rises in All Areas Except Murder, Data Shows

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Feb 17, 2015

OPD’s ‘aorta of corruption’ still intact despite consent decree, report finds.

Detectando y evitando las estafas en las comunidades étnicas

New America Media, News Report, George White, Posted: Feb 17, 2015

A Lang Zhao le parecía legítimo el negocio que ella esperaba enviaría su paquete valioso a China.

Korean Director Wins Golden Bear at Berlin International Film Festival

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Feb 17, 2015

Na Young-kil won the Golden Bear for best short film at the Berlin International Film Festival on Feb. 14. This is the second time a Korean film has won the award in the last five years, following brothers Park Chan-wook and Chan-kyung’s 2011 fantasy-horror short, Night Fishing.

SoCal Could Face Water Cutbacks

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Feb 17, 2015

THE Metropolitan Water District is considering the limitation of deliveries and implementation of water rationing starting July 1, depending on statewide drought conditions.

Family Secrets Travel With You: A Review of Sandip Roy's Debut Novel 'Don't Let Him Know'

New America Media, Profile, Regina Bediako, Posted: Feb 17, 2015

Sandip Roy’s debut novel Don’t Let Him Know gradually explores the arc of one South Asian family’s experience through a collection of sparkling vignettes.

LA Mayor, Homeland Urge Undocumented Immigrants to Step Forward

Asian Journal, News Report, Allyson Escobar, Posted: Feb 16, 2015

Hundreds of departments and organizations have been gearing up to implement the plans that are estimated to affect millions of undocumented residents living in the United States.

Indian Grandfather Speaks for First Time Since Being Slammed to Ground by Alabama

Asam News, News Report, Posted: Feb 15, 2015

A grandfather left partially paralyzed after being slammed to the ground by a police officer in Alabama is showing signs of improvement, reports the Indian Express

Muslim Community Emotionally Torn by Chapel Hill Murders

Arab American Media, News Report, Posted: Feb 15, 2015

In the wake of the murders of three Muslims in a quiet neighborhood in North Carolina, national and local organizations quickly released statements claiming the incident was a hate crime.

Alabama Police Assault on Indian Grandfather: Sad Comment on Nation Built by Immigrants

New America Media, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Feb 13, 2015

We are now shocked because it happened to a grandfatherly Indian immigrant as opposed to a young Black man or Middle Eastern man.

Police Shooting of Hispanic Man in Wash. State Incites Protests, Is Compared to Ferguson

Fox News Latino, News Report, Posted: Feb 12, 2015

The incident occurred Tuesday evening, but it was not picked up by statewide media until the incident sparked indignation among Washington State’s Latino community.

소수민 사기행각 피해 신고 저조

New America Media, News Report, George White, Posted: Feb 12, 2015

로스엔젤레스 근교의 몬터레이 파크의 한 운송 유통 업체에서 중국으로 고가의 물건을 소포로 보낸 랭 자오씨는 트렉킹 코드를 받고 소포비를 지불했다.

Report: Nearly 4,000 African Americans Were Lynched in Acts of Terror by Whites

The NorthStar News, News Report, Frederick Lowe, Posted: Feb 12, 2015

The report, Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror, found nearly 4,000 black men, women and children were lynched between 1877 and 1950.

Spotting and Avoiding Scams in Ethnic Communities

New America Media, News Report, George White, Posted: Feb 12, 2015

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched a campaign looking to highlight scams targeting ethnic and immigrant communities.

West Coast Port Employers Expect Shutdown Due to Congestion

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Feb 11, 2015

Operators of port terminals and shipping lines do not want to lock out the longshoremen, but a move would be inevitable if cargo congestion persists at ports that handle about $1 trillion in trade annually, said Pacific Maritime Association CEO James McKenna.

Indian Man Left Partially Paralyzed After Ala. Police Stop Him for Walking

The Root, News Report, Posted: Feb 11, 2015

Madison, Ala., police are accused of injuring an Indian man who was taking a walk outside the home of his son, whom he was visiting from his small town in India, AL.com reports. Sureshbhai Patel was reportedly rendered partly paralyzed and remains hospitalized after having two vertebrae fused.

If a Muslim Dies in the Forest Does Anybody Hear?

Tikkun, News Report, Posted: Feb 11, 2015

This morning I checked my Twitter feed and found myself filled with horror and sadness. Three young Muslims were killed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by a 46-year old madman.

#muslimlivesmatter: Chapel Hill Shooting and the Mainstream Media

Arab American Media, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Feb 11, 2015

The national mainstream media's apathy about the murder of the students shows that Muslim lives do not matter to the establishment.

At Long Last, Romero Named a Martyr by Pope Francis

AL DÍA NEWS, Commentary, Sabrina Vourvoulias, Posted: Feb 10, 2015

It is no coincidence that a Latin American pope finally named Archbishop Romero a martyr.

Explain It Any Way You Want, but Kanye Acted an Ass After the Grammys

The Root, News Report, Posted: Feb 10, 2015

So it really shouldn’t surprise anyone that at Sunday night’s E! post-Grammys afterparty, Kanye West told an interviewer—who just happened to be his sister-in-law Khloe Kardashian—that if the Grammys “want real artists to keep coming back, they need to stop playing with us. We ain’t gonna play with them no more,” adding that Album of the Year winner “Beck needs to respect artistry, and he should have given his award to Beyoncé.”

Composer and producer Ricky Kej won a Grammy Award for Best New Age Album

India West, News Report, Posted: Feb 10, 2015

Composer and producer Ricky Kej won a Grammy Award for Best New Age Album Feb. 8, becoming the first Indian American musician to win in the category.

More Than 400 Yellowstone Bison Slaughtered So Far This Year in Montana

Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Feb 10, 2015

More than 400 bison have been slaughtered outside the northern boundary of Yellowstone National Park in Montana as they left the protected area in their customary winter search for food at lower altitudes.

Stingray Technology, New Crime-Fighting Fool Secretly Monitors Cell Phones

Louisiana Weekly, Commentary, Posted: Feb 10, 2015

The American public faces yet another threat to our privacy in the form of a cell phone tracking device commonly referred to in law enforcement circles as Stingray.

Stanford Program Educates Indian American Elders on End-of-Life Care

India-West/New America Media , News Feature, Reena Rathore, Posted: Feb 10, 2015

As more seniors move to the U.S. from India to help their children’s families, one program is helping some plan ahead in case they face life’s end.

Another Lost Hero -- Remembering Golf Legend Charlie Sifford

The Afro, News Report, Posted: Feb 09, 2015

African-American golfing pioneer Charlie Sifford has taken his last stroll down the 18th fairway and has gone off to enjoy the comforts of that clubhouse in the sky.

Sikh Police Officer in Houston Allowed to Wear Articles of Faith

India West, News Report, Posted: Feb 09, 2015

An Indian American Sikh is set to become the first police officer in Texas to serve while keeping his Sikh articles of faith, including a turban and beard.

‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Brings Down the House at Watch Parties

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Feb 09, 2015

From a spacious nightclub in Times Square to a 190-seat auditorium in LA’s Little Tokyo district, Asian Americans coast to coast packed venues holding live community watch parties for the highly-anticipated network debut of ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat Wednesday night.

Many Florida Parents Unaware of Free Health Coverage for Kids

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Feb 09, 2015

Advocates say many children in Jacksonville aren't signed up for the KidCare program because parents don’t know it exists.

Millions Affected in Anthem Data Breach

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Feb 09, 2015

Anthem Inc., the nation’s second largest health-care provider, began informing the public Wednesday, Feb. 4, of a data breach compromising the information of about 80 million customers and employees.

Six Views of Community Policing

Long Beach VoiceWaves, Question & Answer, Michael Lozano, Posted: Feb 09, 2015

Long Beach VoiceWaves asked activists and residents for their views on steps by the LBPD to improve community ties.

After Yale Student Suicide, Reflections on AAPI Community and Depression

North West Asian Weekly, News Report, Jenn Fang, Posted: Feb 09, 2015

The Yale student community was rocked last month with news that sophomore Luchang Wang had died of an apparent suicide. She was 20 years old.

El Salvador's Plan to Defeat Gangs Must Start With Youth

New America Media, Op-ed, Róger Lindo, Posted: Feb 06, 2015

Last week the government of El Salvador unveiled a plan to address the gangs that have overrun the country. But it will not be an easy task.

Anti-Vax Politics Could Transfer Risks of Disease to Communities of Color

The Root, Commentary, Ivan Walks, Posted: Feb 05, 2015

When our leaders make misguided and misinformed statements outside their space of expertise, it can undermine medical professionals who are trying to save lives.

ISIS - Echoing the Purges of the Khmer Rouge?

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Feb 04, 2015

The brutality of ISIS bears a striking resemblance to the purges carried out by the Khmer Rouge four decades ago in Cambodia.

Infant contracts measles in Santa Monica, California

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Feb 04, 2015

A baby is one of the latest victims of the California measles outbreak, prompting the closure of a child-care center on the Santa Monica High School campus which regularly cares for 24 infants and toddlers.

Are Companies Behind Super Bowl Ads ‘Acting As Activists’?

New America Media, Commentary, Regina Bediako, Posted: Feb 03, 2015

This year's Super Bowl ads -- described as grim or depressing -- are disrupting the national conversation in a way many would say is long overdue.

Confirmation Hearings, the GOP Continued to Drive Black Voters Away

The Root, News Analysis, Posted: Feb 03, 2015

Lynch will become the first female African-American attorney general, and head of the Department of Justice, if she passes the panel’s gauntlet and is confirmed.

Why Medicaid’s Racism Drove Historically-Black Nursing Home Bankrupt

The Crisis/New America Media , News Analysis, Wallace Roberts, Posted: Feb 03, 2015

Pittsburgh’s Lemington Home served black elders for 122 years before falling victim to poor management and historically racist Medicaid rules.

Into The Next Stage: Get Excited About Fresh Off the Boat

Rafu Shimpo, News Analysis, Guy Aoki, Posted: Feb 02, 2015

Hard to believe but that day is almost here: The first Asian American family sitcom in over 20 years, since “All-American Girl” starring Margaret Cho debuted on Sept. 14, 1994.

Bobbi Kristina Brown: A Timeline of Turmoil and Tragedy

The Root, News Report, Posted: Feb 02, 2015

The daughter of music legend Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown is fighting for her life. She was found by her husband, Nick Gordon, unconscious in a bathtub Saturday.

As Black Transgender Women Continue to Die, It’s Time for a Call to Action

The Root, News Report, Posted: Feb 02, 2015

A new report on violence against transgender people comes as two transgender black women were killed in January.

The Death of a Black Nursing Home

The Crisis/New America Media, News Analysis, Wallace Roberts, Posted: Feb 02, 2015

The story of Elaine Carrington’s death taints not only one Pittsburgh nursing home, but exposes the racist history of Medicaid ‘s impact on elders of color.

Palliative Care Options - Something to Talk About for Caribbean Elders

CaribPress News/New America Media , News Feature, Lyndon Johnson, Posted: Feb 01, 2015

Jamaica native Rose Lanam is working with Los Angeles hospitals like Cedars Sinai to get the word out to the minority community that palliative care.