More Writing, More Talking - Indian Americans Say They’ll be ‘Just Fine’ Under Common Core

India West, News Report, Lisa Tsering, Posted: Apr 30, 2015

In this fourth and final article on Indian Americans and the Common Core State Standards, produced in conjunction with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and New America Media, we talk to some Indian American students and get the perspective of parents for a kind of "report card" on Common Core.




Feds Urge Seattle Immigrants to Speak Out About Scams

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Apr 30, 2015

Consumer scams like the one that Lee fell for have become more widespread in many cities across the country.




Choua Thao: Female Hmong Veteran Reflects on Secret War

New America Media, Video, Kyle Moua, Posted: Apr 30, 2015

When she turned 13, she was recruited by the International Volunteer Service to join a nursing program.




Vietnam War 40 Years Later: Capitalism Trumps Ideology

New America Media, News Analysis, Andrew Lam, Posted: Apr 30, 2015

Marchers in Saigon who walk past an array of Starbucks and Apple stores give the spectator an idea as to who is actually winning the peace.




Kathmandu Valley Lies in the Dark, Waiting for Relief

India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Apr 29, 2015

Large portions of Kathmandu Valley have been decimated by the temblor, the largest to hit the region in the past 80 years.




Angry About the Riots? Then Be Angry About the State-Sanctioned Killing That Caused Them

The Root , News Report, Posted: Apr 29, 2015

This country is comfortable with black tears and black fears but uncomfortable with the black rage fueled by Freddie Gray’s death while in police custody.




Mental Health Facility Closure Disrupts Lives of Its Black Patients

Social Justice News Network, News Feature, Frederick H. Lowe, Posted: Apr 29, 2015

The closing of Woodlawn Adult Health Center saved Chicago $2 million to $3 million annually, but it disrupted its clients’ lives.




Why Ho Chi Minh City Won't Appear in this Newspaper in California

PRI/New America Media, News Report, Valerie Hamilton, Posted: Apr 29, 2015

The oldest Vietnamese-language newspaper in the US was founded by and for refugees after the fall of Saigon 40 years ago.




A Growing National Alliance: African Diaspora and Immigrant Rights Groups

New America Media, News Report, George White, Posted: Apr 28, 2015

As the populations of black immigrants grow, they are becoming increasingly active in a broader immigration rights movement.




Baltimore Burns After Freddie Gray Is Laid to Rest; Mayor Issues State of Emergency

The Root , News Report, Posted: Apr 28, 2015

On Monday morning, 25-year-old Freddie Gray was buried, and later that same day, protesters gathered to express their collective frustration with his death while in police custody.




University Party in Michigan Reveals Unsafe Climate For Native American Students on Campus

Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Apr 28, 2015

Morseau said although there are faculty members and staff who support the Native American students she feels safe when she leaves EMU.




Baltimore Is First Big Test for Attorney General Lynch

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Apr 28, 2015

Loretta Lynch likely will have to address the overuse of excessive force and what the feds should do about it.




Sandra Hernandez Takes Fizz Out of Coke-Sponsored Health Convention

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Apr 28, 2015

Hernandez noticed something interesting for a gathering of medical professionals – one of the event’s major sponsors was Coca Cola.




Nepal: Loss of Lives More Tragic Than Loss of Monuments

New America Media, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Apr 27, 2015

The 3700 (and counting )dead in Nepal are also a part of its lost inheritance. For them Nepal was home and not just a tourist backdrop.




Want to Help Nepal? Cancel its Debt, Says Rights Group

Inter Press Service, News Report, Kanya D'Almeida, Posted: Apr 27, 2015

Nepal owes 3.8 billion dollars in debt to foreign lenders and spent 217 million dollars repaying debt in 2013.




Police Actually Do Show Restraint—When They’re Facing Armed White Guys

The Root , News Report, Charles D. Ellison , Posted: Apr 27, 2015

What is going on in the minds of some cops that frequently prompts empathy for armed white men but unleashes lethal fury on unarmed African-American men?




Puerto Rico Exports Its Drug Addicts to Chicago

The Gate, News Feature, Adriana Cardona-Maguigad, Posted: Apr 27, 2015

Island police and mayors direct heroin addicts to Chicago and other cities with promises of housing and treatment.




Baltimore Cops Admit Failing to Provide Freddie Gray With Medical Treatment

The Root , News Report, Posted: Apr 25, 2015

Deputy Police Commissioner Kevin Davis says the police van transporting Gray made three stops, including one to pick up a second prisoner, before officers called for an ambulance.




Undocumented Immigrant Youth on Constant “High Alert” -- Study

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

Hundreds of thousands of deportations in recent years and excessive surveillance by law enforcement are keeping undocumented immigrant youth in California in a constant high alert mode that is leading to mental health disorders, says a new study.




Loretta Lynch Confirmed as Attorney General

Washington Informer, News Report, Washington Informer Staff, Posted: Apr 23, 2015

Loretta Lynch won confirmation as the new attorney general Thursday, following months of delay that saw the process hung up in partisan politics.




Top Environmental Agencies Release Diversity Data

New America Media, News Report, Andrew Lam, Posted: Apr 23, 2015

On April 22, 2015, which marked the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, Green 2.0 released the names of over 25 of America’s leading environmental advocacy organizations who voluntarily submitted their diversity data to GuideStar.




Every Day Is Earth Day: Indigenous Insights on the Health of Our Mother

Indian Country, Commentary, Terri Hansen, Posted: Apr 22, 2015

As we celebrate Earth Day for the 45th time, the organizers are calling it the most important commemoration in history and urging everyone to sign an online petition entreating the world’s leaders to stop burning carbon.




Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Boxing’s Last Big Bout?

The Root , News Analysis, Posted: Apr 21, 2015

Some are calling the event the fight of the century, but could it also be the last professional boxing match anyone cares about?




6 Baltimore Cops Suspended After Autopsy Shows Man Suffered Broken Spine

The Root , News Report, Posted: Apr 21, 2015

On Monday, Baltimore officials announced that six police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray have been suspended with pay after an autopsy’s finding that Gray suffered a severe spinal injury.




Tortured, Jailed Black Seniors Released--But Denied Social Security

NorthStar News Today/New America Media, News Report, Frederick H. Lowe, Posted: Apr 21, 2015

Chicago’s agreement to pay once-tortured, wrongly convicted black men $5.5 million, still leaves them with no Social Security retirement income.




Latino Families Find Eldercare A Tough But Beautiful Mission

Mundo Hispanico/New America Media, News Feature, Melody Miranda Aulet , Posted: Apr 20, 2015

Over 8 million Latinos in the U.S. take care of family elders without any compensation, generating enormous stress and economic loss.




Misión “dura, pero linda”

Mundo Hispanico/New America Media , News Feature, Melody Miranda Aulet , Posted: Apr 20, 2015

Desde hace 10 años Gloria Frías tiene un trabajo a tiempo completo, pero no recibe ni un centavo de recompensa por su esfuerzo.




PyR: Napolitano al Gobernador Brown --'Todo lo que bajó debe subir'

New America Media, Question & Answer, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Apr 20, 2015

Janet Napolitano, Presidenta de la UC, está batallando con el Gobernador de California, Jerry Brown, y la legislatura del estado para restaurar la financiación al sistema universitario que se recortó durante la recesión.




나폴리타노 총장이 브라운 주지사에게 —“내려간 것은 반드시 올라간다”

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Apr 20, 2015

자넷 나폴리타노 UC 총장은 브라운 주지사와 주의회의 UC 교육기금 삭감과 관련한 전쟁에 돌입했다. 나폴리타노 총장은 NAM 에디터 피터 셜먼과의 인터뷰에서 예산 싸움 보다는 오히려 가주의 공교육에 대한 열의를 보여주는 논의라며 예산 삭감의 위험성을 우려했다.




加州大學總校長納波利塔諾探討州政府縮減加大預算問題

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Apr 20, 2015

加州大學總校長納波利塔諾(Napolitano)和州長布朗以及立法官員在加州大學預算上看法分歧。在與新美國傳媒的訪談中,加大總校長Napolitano說這不僅是爭取預算的問題,真正問題的核心在於加州和全美的高等教育。




5th Circuit Court of Appeals Hears Case on DACA, DAPA

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Apr 17, 2015

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans held a hearing on extended DACA and DAPA.




California Recognizes Cambodian Genocide Survivors

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Apr 16, 2015

The California State Senate on Thursday unanimously approved a resolution to commemorate the Cambodian genocide.




Health For All Bill Passes Senate Committee

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Apr 16, 2015

The Senate Health Committee on Wednesday voted 7-0 to provide health care to all Californians, regardless of their immigration status.




Is Diversity at the Gates of the ‘Green Insiders Club’ Just a Dream?

El Observador, News Report, Jenny Manrique, Posted: Apr 16, 2015

How does one get into the mainstream environmental organization’s “Green Insiders' Club,” where minorities are underrepresented?




Ohio is the Worst State for Undocumented Immigrants When It Comes to Health

Fusion, News Report, Ted Hesson, Posted: Apr 16, 2015

Ohio is the least inclusive state in the country when it comes to policies promoting the health of undocumented immigrants.




Hacerse ciudadano no es tan difícil

New America Media, News Report, Cira Apitz, Posted: Apr 16, 2015

Se habló de la enorme cantidad de residentes legales que tienen la oportunidad de hacerlo y no lo hacen por diversas razones.




Napolitano to Gov. Brown -- ‘What Went Down Must Come Up’

New America Media, Video, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Apr 16, 2015

UC President Janet Napolitano says the current battle with Sacramento over restoring state funding is at heart about what role the state sees for public higher education.




40 Years After the War: The Making of a New Vietnam

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Apr 16, 2015

Forty years after the Vietnam War ended, I struggle to define my changing relationship with my homeland.




Court Backs Remedies to Prevent Racial Profiling of Arizona Latinos in Arpaio Case

ACLU, News Report, Posted: Apr 15, 2015

A federal appeals court today affirmed an Arizona federal judge’s finding that the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office engaged in unconstitutional racial profiling against Latino motorists.




AAPI Community Organizations Make Push for Immigrants to Apply for DACA

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Apr 15, 2015

In California alone, at least 40,000 of the half a million undocumented immigrants in the state are eligible for beneficial programs like Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).




Family, Grassroots Leaders Demand Justice for Henry Glover

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Staff, Posted: Apr 15, 2015

The family of a black man killed nearly a decade ago demands that D.A. Leon Cannizzaro prosecute the former officer who gunned down the victim.




First Lady on Challenges Facing Native Youth: ‘We Own This'

Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Apr 14, 2015

First Lady Michelle Obama recalled her and her husband’s historic trip to Indian country in 2014 before making bold statements in regards to the current state of Indian country at the Generation Indigenous Native Youth Challenge (Gen-I) convening.




Court Shuts Down Credit Repair “Scam” that Targeted Latinos

New America Media, News Report, George White, Posted: Apr 14, 2015

At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a court has halted the operations of a company that allegedly posed as an affiliate of the FTC to market bogus credit repair services to Spanish-speaking consumers, legal action that is prompting new discussions about fraud in the credit counseling industry.




A Wealthy Donor, Playing Cop, Charged With Manslaughter for Shooting an Unarmed Man

The Root , News Report, Posted: Apr 14, 2015

Eric Harris’ family argues that Robert Bates should not have participated in the fatal sting operation because he is an inexperienced reserve cop who paid his way into the force.




Police Shot to Death 115 people in March, Most of Them were Black Men

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Apr 14, 2015

Murder Inc., which was headed by Louis “Lepke” Buchalter and later by Albert “The Mad Hatter” Anastasia, was the enforcement arm of organized crime in the 1930s and 1940s. During those two decades, Murder Inc. carried out 1,000 contract killings. Anastasia also was known as the “Lord High Executioner.”




Task Force on New Americans Highlights Importance of Immigrant Media

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Apr 14, 2015

The Task Force on New Americans, created by executive action, released a report to the White House with its recommendations.




U.S. Citizenship -- The Only Way to Travel Freely

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Apr 14, 2015

In South Florida, including Miami, about 500,000 immigrants are eligible for naturalization.




Language, Culture Prevent Chinese Seniors From Accessing Health Services

World Journal/New America Media , News Feature, Richard Lee, Posted: Apr 14, 2015

A study found Chinese seniors aware of heart risks, but most avoid U.S. medicine, deterred by language and cultural barriers. One answer: more Chinese doctors.




Facing Deportation — Hearing begins for Korean American Adoptee Adam Crapser

North West Asian Weekly, News Feature, Posted: Apr 14, 2015

After a month of increasing social media outrage over the plight of Adam Crapser, the Korean American adoptee and abuse survivor appeared in a US immigration court April 2 on what was also Crapser’s 40th birthday.




How Rubio’s Immigration Confusion Could Hurt Him in 2016

Fusion, News Analysis, Brett LoGiurato, Posted: Apr 13, 2015

Rubio’s continued dance with immigration reform will be a key issue through which he’ll have to navigate.




Dreamers to Hillary: Do Better on Deportation Relief

Fusion, News Report, Ted Hesson, Posted: Apr 13, 2015

In light of Hillary Clinton’s decision to run for president, Fusion asked three Dreamers what issues she should tackle first.




La Opinión: Will Venezuela Take the Place of Cuba?

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Apr 13, 2015

The VII Summit of the Americas is the first time since 1962 that all representatives gathered around the same table.




Will the Senate Advise and Consent on the Loretta Lynch Nomination?

Washington Informer, News Analysis, Charlene Crowell, Posted: Apr 13, 2015

Nominated on Nov. 14, 2014, the nomination of Loretta Lynch has lingered longer than the seven previous attorneys general combined.




UN Warns of Slaughter of Innocents at ISIS-Controled Yarmouk

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Apr 13, 2015

United Nations officials warned on Wednesday of a potential "slaughter of innocents" unless aid and assistance reached a Palestinian refugee camp in Syria where thousands of civilians are trapped up in a vicious battle.




America's Family Caregivers Need Assistance

PBS Next Avenue/New America Media , News Analysis, Chris Farrell , Posted: Apr 11, 2015

Family caregivers in the U.S. contribute $522 BILLION in unpaid eldercare that is growing and ignored in our broken long-term care system. That’s got to change.




La Opinion: The Defeat of 'Chuy' Garcia

La Opinión, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Apr 10, 2015

Editors of La Opinión write that Garcia's defeat in the mayoral race was the result of social and political divisions in Chicago.




Pew: A Rising Share of U.S. Black Population Is Foreign Born

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Apr 10, 2015

A record 3.8 million black immigrants live in the United States today, more than four times the number in 1980.




Study: Your Health Could Depend on Where You Live

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Apr 10, 2015

The report indicated that people who were hurting the most were those living in states that had not expanded Medicaid.




New Computer Scam Claims to Protect Against Malware

Korea Times, News Report, Revised and Translated by Nayoon Jin, Posted: Apr 09, 2015

The Korea Times is warning its readers to beware of a new phone scam in which the caller offers to protect the resident's computer from malware and viruses.




Catherine Karnow's Vietnam: Documenting a Changing Country

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Apr 09, 2015

Stanley Karnow recorded the nightmares of the Vietnam War with words, and Catherine Karnow has managed to chronicle Vietnam’s long night’s journey into day with her photos.




Making the Common Core Test ‘More Accessible’ for English Learner Students

El Observador, News Report, Veronica Avendano, Posted: Apr 08, 2015

The new Common Core assessments being rolled out across California are a significant step up in terms of rigor. The computer-based exam leaves the pencil and paper California Standardized Test (CST) behind for a more demanding assessment requiring greater mastery of concepts and proficiency with language. For the state’s English Learner (EL) population that represents a major challenge.




Why the Former South Carolina Cop May Walk in The Scott Slaying

New America Media, News Analysis, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Apr 08, 2015

There’s the clear as a bell video shot in broad daylight but that doesn’t mean that he’ll be convicted of murder.




Domestic Violence Worse in Asian American Community

Asam News, News Report, Posted: Apr 08, 2015

The rates of domestic violence in the Asian American community is two to three times higher than any other group, reports the Daily Titan.




Change Comes to Ferguson: 3 African Americans to Sit on City Council

The Root, News Report, Posted: Apr 08, 2015

An increase in voter turnout led to the historic election of two more African Americans to the six-member City Council—joining one black incumbent—the most ever to sit on the council in Ferguson’s 121-year history.




Here Is What You Need to Know About SC Officer Michael Slager

The Root, News Report, Posted: Apr 08, 2015

Before North Charleston, S.C., Police Officer Michael Slager fatally shot 50-year-old Walter Scott, he had been subject to two complaints.




With County Safety Nets Frayed, 'Remaining Uninsured' Pin Hopes on Lara's Bill

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Apr 08, 2015

Sen. Ricardo Lara's Health for All bill would provide access to health care for undocumented Californians.




Caravana43 Demands Justice in Philly

Al Dia News, News Report, Posted: Apr 07, 2015

Vowing never to be quiet and claiming “Mexico mourns but is not dead” the parents and relatives of the 43 Mexican missing students from Ayotzinapa have set themselves on a U.S. tour and will soon tell their stories in Philadelphia.




Ferguson Is Having an Election, but Will Ferguson Vote?

The Root, News Report, Posted: Apr 07, 2015

In a city where the last election only brought out 6 percent of eligible African Americans, turnout is the difference between change and more of the same.




Indian or American? Fight Over Yoga in US Can Tie Us Up in Knots

New America Media, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Apr 07, 2015

In that sense yoga too has become the classic immigrant story – born in India and remade in America.




California Lawmakers Propose Package of Pro-Immigrant Bills

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Apr 07, 2015

California legislators on Tuesday presented 10 immigration-related bills that would extend the rights of undocumented immigrant in the state.




Louisiana Retains Nation’s and World’s Highest Incarceration Rate

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Apr 07, 2015

For the first time since 2012, Louisiana’s prison population is starting to decline, The Associated Press reported last week.




Nicaragua's Grand Canal: No Indigenous Consent, and Probable Environmental Catastrophe

Indian Country Today, News Report, Rick Kearns, Posted: Apr 06, 2015

Scientists are warning against the construction of a massive canal in Nicaragua, and an indigenous community is suing the government.




South Korean President Considers Raising the Sunken Sewol Ferry

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Apr 06, 2015

South Korean President Park Geun-hye pledged Monday to consider salvaging the Sewol ferry that sank off Jindo Island last year and killed more than 300 passengers aboard.




Louisiana Retains Nation’s and World’s Highest Incarceration Rate

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Apr 06, 2015

For the first time since 2012, Louisiana’s prison population is starting to decline, The Associated Press reported last week.




GENTRIFIED: Oakland’s Chinatown Seniors Hope to Age in Place

Oakland Local/New America Media , News Feature, Laura McCamy, Posted: Apr 06, 2015

In Oakland’s Chinatown affordable housing is increasingly hard to find. As seniors live longer, “we still can’t catch up” to their need, says one expert.




GENTRIFIED: Nonprofits Help Keep Roofs Over Oakland Elders’ Heads

Oakland Local/New America Media , News Analysis, Laura McCamy, Posted: Apr 05, 2015

Like many lower-income retirees in urban areas experiencing technology booms, Oakland seniors are struggling to keep a roof over their heads.




GENTRIFIED: Homelessness Growing for Oakland Seniors

Oakland Local/New America Media , News Analysis, Laura McCamy, Posted: Apr 04, 2015

Part 3: Homelessness is growing for Oakland’s elders thanks to skyrocketing rents, years of wage stagnation, defunding of affordable housing and other factors.




Activists Call on Immigrant Communities to Keep Applying for DACA

New America Media, News Report, Nayoon Jin, Posted: Apr 03, 2015

Advocates are urging immigrant communities to apply for DACA and driver's licenses, and be ready for DAPA.




The Jaguar Corridor: Protecting the Sacred Cat

Indian Country, News Report, Steve Russell, Posted: Apr 03, 2015

Unfortunately for the sacred cat, his beautiful coat progressed from hunting trophy to fashion statement.




GENTRIFIED: Affordable Housing Unaffordable’ for Many Low-Income Oakland Seniors

Oakland Local/New America Media , News Feature, Laura McCamy, Posted: Apr 03, 2015

Part 2: Like many lower-income retirees in urban areas experiencing technology booms, Oakland seniors are struggling to keep a roof over their heads.




Parents Believe Their Children Will Have it Harder Than They Did

NNAP, News Feature, Jazelle Hunt, Posted: Apr 02, 2015

A majority of American parents believe their children will face a harsher coming-of-age than they did, according to a new survey — and no one feels this more acutely than Black parents.




US Pledges Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cut to UN

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Apr 01, 2015

The Obama administration on Tuesday, March 31, pledged to take further steps in addressing climate change by cutting United States greenhouse gas emissions by 26 to 28 percent, based on 2005 levels.




Common Core Standards Could Help Shave College Costs

Noticias Univision 14, News Report, Melissa Hernandez, Posted: Apr 01, 2015

This spring students around the country began sitting for the new Common Core assessments. Known as the Smarter Balanced in California, the computer-based exam measures proficiency in English Language Arts and math for students in 3rd-8th grades and 11th graders under the more rigorous standards. In this news segment, Univision reporter Melissa Hernandez looks at what the tests could me for high school students worried about the looming costs of college.




South Korea to Inject $90 Million to Nurture Gaming and Tech Startups

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Apr 01, 2015

South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s office announced Monday that more than 100 billion won (US $90 million) will be injected to nurture startups in gaming and other tech industries.




GENTRIFIED: The Toll on Oakland Seniors

Oakland Local/New America Media , News Feature, Laura McCamy, Posted: Apr 01, 2015

Part 1: Escalating costs from gentrification make the hope of aging in place for Oakland’s low-income seniors more of a dream than a reality.