Asian Immigrants Becoming US Citizens at High Rate

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: May 29, 2015

Fifty-nine percent of Asian immigrants in the United States are naturalized U.S. citizens.

BOSTON: House Rich, But Cash Poor--Home Repairs Loom Large for Low-Income Seniors

Bay State Banner/New America Media , News Feature, Sandra Larson , Posted: May 29, 2015

Aging housing stock and fixed incomes leave Boston seniors vulnerable, but many can find government and nonprofit help.

California’s Health for All Bill Heads to Senate Floor

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: May 29, 2015

This year’s bill comes with a lower price tag than a similar bill that stalled last year over budgetary concerns.

The War Against ISIS Fails in Ramadi

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: May 26, 2015

General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, acknowledged that the Iraqi army was not driven away, but it "drove away" from Ramadi.

WHO Calls On Philippines gov’t to Act on HIV Epidemic

Rocelle Tangi, News Report, Posted: May 26, 2015

The World Health Organization urged Philippine authorities to double its efforts as the country now has the fastest growing HIV epidemic in the world.

70 Members of Congress Call on President Obama to ‘Ban the Box’

The Root , News Report, Posted: May 26, 2015

The group of U.S. representatives wants the president to sign an executive order to ban federal contractors from asking if potential job seekers have been convicted of crimes.

In Honor of Memorial Day - Memorials Honoring Our Fallen Native Warriors

Indian Country, News Feature, Vincent Schilling, Posted: May 25, 2015

Since the first arrival of Europeans onto Turtle Island and in connection to the conflicts that first arose in association, Native Americans – with the inclusion of American Indians, Alaskan Natives and Native Hawaiians – have enlisted and volunteered for the armed services at a higher rate than any other ethnicity.

CA Senate Committee Would Boost Medi-Cal, Including for Undocumented

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: May 22, 2015

A State Senate committee requested $40 million more in Medi-Cal funds for Californians, including undocumented residents as the bill moves ahead.

Mom Places Matrimonial Ad for Gay Son

IANS/India-West, News Report, Posted: May 21, 2015

In what is perhaps the first of its kind matrimonial in an Indian newspaper, a mom placed an ad seeking a groom for her 36-year-old gay son.

10-Year-Old Gets Mission Song Stricken from California School District Curriculum

Indian Country, News Feature, Alysa Landry, Posted: May 21, 2015

Alex Fierro, a 10-year-old Wukchumni boy is changing the way one California school district teaches Native history.

Calming Dementia Patients — Without Powerful Drugs

KQED Public Radio/New America Media, News Report, Rachel Dornhelm , Posted: May 21, 2015

Nursing homes often drug dementia patients to manage their behavior, but some facilities are successfully using “person-centered care” without antipsychotics.

Getting California Parents Ready for DAPA

New America Media, Video, Text by George White, Video by Michael Lozano, Posted: May 20, 2015

A new campaign in California aims to help immigrants take full advantage of President Obama's executive actions.

Amtrak Resumes Service, Focus on Safety

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: May 20, 2015

As Northeast Regional 188 left Union Station on May 12, the safe assumption was that no one on board gave any thought to a system federal regulators had put into place to slow speeding trains.

Telemedicine Keeps Filipino Babies From Going Blind

Asian Journal, News Feature, Chritina Oriel, Posted: May 20, 2015

There are 26 doctors in the Philippines who can currently diagnose and treat ROP, but they’re all based in Metro Manila.

Supervisors End Immigration Enforcement Program In LA County

VoiceWaves/New America Media, Video, Michael Lozano , Posted: May 20, 2015

Supporters of the policy, present at the meeting, said having ICE interact with local law enforcement kept communities safer.

Kung Fu Nuns Lend a Hand, and Heart, to Nepal’s Rehabilitation Efforts

India West, News Report, Posted: May 20, 2015

Trained in the ancient Chinese martial arts, these Buddhist nuns are fighting against all odds to help Nepal get back on its feet after last month's devastating quake and a series of aftershocks that have left over 8,000 people dead.

Waco Biker Mayhem Again Raises the Fierce Racial Double Standard

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: May 20, 2015

We’ve seen it so often that it’s now become laughable, pitiable, and disgraceful. But more than anything else it strikes to the heart of a grotesque truth about American hypocrisy

Good Night, David Letterman: 10 Memorable Appearances by Black Stars

The Root , News Report, Posted: May 20, 2015

David Letterman’s retirement from his long-running Late Show With David Letterman—which began on Feb. 1, 1982, as Late Night With David Letterman on NBC and later moved to CBS on Aug. 30, 1993, after NBC chose Jay Leno to succeed the legendary Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show—has rightfully prompted a lot of celebration.

Black Unemployment Falls but Still Doubles Rate of Whites

Final Call, News Report, Posted: May 19, 2015

The Black unemployment rate fell to single digits (9.6 percent) in April, for the first time since President Barack Obama was elected in 2008. Despite the improvement, the Black jobless rate is still double the unemployment rate of White workers, which has remained flat since February at 4.7 percent.

Let's Not Forget the Rapist Who Destroyed Aruna Shanbaug's Life

New America Media, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: May 19, 2015

Now that she is dead, we have no idea if the man responsible for putting her into that vegetative state is dead or alive.

Navajo Presidential Inauguration Historic in Several Ways

Navajo Times, News Analysis, Posted: May 19, 2015

For the first time in the history of the Navajo Nation, a Navajo leader from New Mexico replaced another.

Happy X Day? The Case Against a Federal Holiday for Malcolm X

The Root , News Analysis, Posted: May 19, 2015

Several scholars agree that a federal holiday would sanitize the legacy of a leader who fought fearlessly against state-sanctioned violence, imperialism and white supremacy

Almost One-Third of Hindu Americans Not Married, Says Pew Report

India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabjii, Posted: May 19, 2015

Currently, 60 percent of Hindu Americans are married. Three percent of Hindus surveyed said that they live with partners, contrasting sharply with 2007 data, which showed no Hindu Americans living with partners.

How Much do Parents Know About the Common Core?

Noticias Univision 14, News Report, Melissa Hernandez, Posted: May 18, 2015

The end of this school year will mark the first full year of Common Core implementation in California. Adopted four years ago, districts and schools have been working ever since to bring themselves and parents up to speed on the new and more rigorous standards. In this segment (Spanish only), Univision Reporter Melissa Hernanez looks at whether or not efforts to inform Silicon Valley's Spanish speaking community about the new standards have succeeded and what more needs to be done.

Homeless Population in LA County Jumps 12%

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: May 18, 2015

The homeless population in Los Angeles County rose 12 percent in the past two years to more than 44,000, due to high unemployment, low wages and skyrocketing rents.

Loretta Sanchez Shocks Indian Americans With ‘War Cry’ Caricature

India West, News Report, Posted: May 18, 2015

U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez apologized May 17 after a videotape surfaced showing her making a whooping cry in reference to Native Americans as she appeared to be making a joke about the difference between Indian Americans and Native Americans. The incident brought her a cascade of reprimands from many in the Indian American community as well as fellow Democrats and on social media.

NDAA Amendment to Urge President to Rescue Americans in Yemen

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: May 18, 2015

The House Committee on Rules approved an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to express the sense of Congress that the president should exercise all available authorities to evacuate U.S. citizens and nationals from Yemen as soon as possible.

How Did a 26-Year-Old Iraq War Veteran Die Serving a 2-Day Jail Sentence?

The Root , News Feature, Posted: May 18, 2015

Sgt. James Brown left his family in 2012 to report to El Paso County Detention Facility in Texas for a two-day stay on a DWI. So how did he end up dead?

No More Tuition Hikes for UC Students as Part of Brown’s Proposal

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: May 18, 2015

Students at the University of California are getting a two-year reprieve from threats of tuition increases.

Classroom Tech a Firewall for Spanish Speaking Parents in Silicon Valley

El Observador, News Report, Veronica Avendano, Posted: May 15, 2015

With Common Core now in place in schools across California technology is playing an increasingly outsized role in and out of the classroom. For some Latino parents in Silicon Valley, the shift presents an added firewall to engaging in their child's education.

El "report card" de parte de los padres

Buenas Tardes Con Celina, Audio, Celina Rodriguez, Posted: May 15, 2015

In this fourth and final installment in a four part series looking at Common Core in Silicon Valley (Spanish only), Buenas Tardes con Celina host Celina Rodrigues speaks with parents about the new standards and how they have impacted their kids' education. We hear from a group of parents whose kids attend Latino College Prep. Academy, a charter school in East San Jose serving the area's sizable Latino community. Many say they know of the change that has come with Common Core even if they don't understand it. All agreed that school and district officials need to do more to inform parents.

Rigid Requirements for Older Refugees Test U.S. Humanitarianism

News-Sentinel/New America Media , News Feature, Jennifer L. Boen , Posted: May 15, 2015

Rigid welfare and citizenship requirements for elderly, sick refugees ultimately puts U.S. humanitarian aims to the test.

Calif. Legislator Chastises Colleagues on Cuts to State’s Most Vulnerable

New America Media, Commentary, Cheryl R. Brown, Posted: May 15, 2015

California’s Legislature has shelved a bill to restore income-aid cuts to the states impoverished senior and disabled citizens--despite today’s budget surplus.

Health For All Bill Addresses Uncle Sam’s ‘Failure,’ Says Senator

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: May 14, 2015

Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, says SB 4, his Health for All bill that's now in the Senate Appropriations Committee, will address Uncle Sam's failure to provide health care for undocumented immigrants.

'Anti-Indian Rhetoric' at Rogue Congressional Hearing

Indian Country, Commentary, Gale Courey Toensing, Posted: May 14, 2015

Rev. John Norwood, a councilman of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribe, warned tribes against falling victim to the government’s "divide and conquer” strategy.

Banh Mi Sandwich: The Perfect Marriage Between East And West

New America Media, Question & Answer, Andrew Lam, Posted: May 14, 2015

Andrea Nguyen is an author, cooking teacher, and consultant. Her blog - Viet World Kitchen - explores culinary traditions of Asia and has been a major contribution to the American food scene.

Refugee Elders Escape Somali Strife--Now Struggle to Survive U.S. Bureaucracy

News-Sentinel/New America Media , News Feature, Jennifer L. Boen , Posted: May 14, 2015

In his 60s and on dialysis, refugee Sugow Said escaped Somali strife and resettled in Indiana. But his SSI has been cut--and he’s fighting to survive bureaucracy.

Doc to Perform Reconstructive Surgery for Quake Victims in Nepal

India West, News Feature, Posted: May 13, 2015

Southern California cosmetic surgeon Munish Batra will fly to Nepal next month to perform reconstructive surgery for a multitude of people injured in the massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the country April 25, followed by another 7.4 magnitude quake May 12.

30 Years After MOVE: Law Enforcement Didn’t Learn Anything From One of America’s Worst Cases of Police Brutality

The Root , News Analysis, Posted: May 13, 2015

On May 13, 1985, police in Philadelphia—Pennsylvania’s largest city—dropped a powerful bomb containing military C4 explosives on a house occupied by six children and seven adults.

LA County Supervisors Vote to End 287(g)

New America Media, News Report, Posted: May 13, 2015

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to end the 287 (g) program and remove immigration agents from county jails.

Beat the California Drought

India Currents, Commentary, Mahesh Singh, Posted: May 13, 2015

Many from India have lived and survived through scarce water situations—so here's one writer's advise.

It Takes a Village to Gain Citizenship

New America Media, Op-ed, Carlos Amador, Posted: May 13, 2015

A California proposal would invest $20 million in education, outreach, and application assistance for both citizenship and deportation relief.

Prop. 47's Second Battle -- Getting the Word Out

We'Ced, News Report, Claudia J. Gonzalez, Posted: May 13, 2015

The law that reclassifies some nonviolent felonies as misdemeanors has gone into effect, but many don't know it exists.

16.9 Million More Americans Insured Under Obamacare, Study Says

Asian Journal, News Report, Agnes Constante, Posted: May 13, 2015

Nearly 17 million Americans have gained health insurance since key provisions of the Affordable Care Act were implemented in 2013.

Pacquiao Undergoes Shoulder Surgery, Mayweather Rules out Rematch

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: May 12, 2015

MANNY Pacquiao underwent surgery in Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 6, for a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder and is expected to make a full recovery.

Human Rights Practices Inform Chicago Ordinance in Police Torture Case

Chicago Reporter, News Feature, Adeshina Emmanuel, Posted: May 12, 2015

Over a period of nearly 20 years, Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge and his “midnight crew” allegedly tortured at least 119 people, forcing them to make confessions.

Osama bin Laden was a Prisoner in Pakistan: 5 Shocking Facts Revealed from Hersh's Expose

New America Media, News Analysis, Sandip Roy, Posted: May 12, 2015

Pakistani intelligence could not have been unaware that Osama bin Laden was hiding in Abbottabad.

Older Refugees Face Challenges Trying to Maintain SSI Aid

News-Sentinel/New America Media , News Feature, Jennifer L. Boen , Posted: May 12, 2015

Somali refugee Sugow Said was stunned when Social Security cut off his income. Many more face the same dilemma.

Korean American Community Rally For Nan-hui Jo

Koream/New America Media, News Report, Seung Y. Lee, with additional reporting by Viji Sundaram , Posted: May 12, 2015

The single mother whose legal case has galvanized the Korean American community and advocacy groups focused on domestic violence prevention and immigrants’ rights.

Common Core: Speaking to the Parents

EPA Today, Interview, Henrietta Burroughs, Posted: May 11, 2015

On this show, several parents and education advocates discuss how they feel about the new Common Core Standards and whether they think this new way of teaching will enable their children to learn what they need to learn to graduate and develop the academic skills they'll need as adults

'Cha mẹ thời Common Core'

Cali Today, News Report, Giang Phan, Posted: May 11, 2015

Học sinh ở lứa tuổi tiểu học được hướng dẫn hình thành thói quen tư duy sáng tạo, chứng minh biện luận, theo cô Hà, là lợi ích lớn nhất Common Core đem lại.

Vietnamese Parents Say They Support Common Core, But Don’t Understand It

Cali Today, News Report, Giang Phan, Posted: May 11, 2015

Vietnamese parents in Silicon Valley are generally supportive of the shift to the Common Core, even if they don't quite know what it all means.

40 Years After the Killing Fields, Deep Issues Remain for Cambodian-Americans

International Examiner, Commentary, Charles Som Nguyen, Posted: May 11, 2015

The genocide’s legacy of trauma and loss reverberates across generations and continues to affect Cambodian-Americans today through social injustices.

Racism a Driving Factor in High Black Mortality Rates: Study

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: May 11, 2015

An Internet study by University of Maryland researchers found higher Black mortality rates occur in areas that exhibit the most intense levels of racism.

Fight Fallout Won’t Hurt Pacquiao’s Legacy, Say Fil-Am Journalists

New America Media, News Report, Odette Keeley, Posted: May 10, 2015

Manny Pacquiao has been dogged with controversy over claims that a shoulder injury hampered him during his fight.

Lessons From a Box of Raisins

South Kern Sol, First Person, Bianca Pulido, Posted: May 10, 2015

I picked grapes last summer here in Arvin. It started when my mom got home from her first job and I asked her if I could come with her to the fields.

Survival Secrets: Why Women Age More Resiliently Than Men

California Magazine/New America Media , News Feature, Frank Browning, Posted: May 09, 2015

Aging men are from Mars, and Venusian women grow old with more resilient networking, say experts at the University of California.

At Manifest: Justice Exhibit, Life Reflects Art

Long Beach VoiceWaves, News Report, Michael Lozano, Posted: May 08, 2015

The weeklong exhibit in Los Angeles features the works of 200 artists focusing on social issues impacting communities of color in America.

Nepal Needs More Than Tarps

New America Media, Question & Answer, Andrew Lam, Posted: May 08, 2015

Nepalis who have been living under tarps need safer, more permanent shelters before the start of monsoon season.

La Opinión: The Difference With Hillary

La Opinión, Editorial, Staff, Posted: May 07, 2015

An editorial in La Opinión argues that Hillary Clinton's support for DACA and DAPA is what makes her stand out.

Asian American Electorate to More than Double by 2040

Asam News, News Report, Posted: May 07, 2015

A new report released today by the UCLA Study for the Center for Inequality and the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) shows that by 2040 the Asian American electorate will more than double, and grow by 107%.

'I’ve Hidden This My Whole Life' - Getting Help After Childhood Depression

New America Media, Commentary, Anonymous as told to Anna Challet, Posted: May 07, 2015

On Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, NAM spoke with a student who wished her depression had been diagnosed earlier.

California Residents With Mental Health Disorders Find Lack of Support: Study

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: May 07, 2015

A recent study finds that California residents with mental health issues say they are discriminated against.

Purvi Patel, Convicted of Killing Fetus, Appeals 20-Year Prison Term

India West, News Report, Posted: May 06, 2015

An attorney for Purvi Patel, who was convicted earlier this year of killing her six-month-old fetus and putting it in a dumpster, announced April 27 that he planned to appeal the case.

Baltimore Prosecutor Makes Surprising Quest for Justice

Washington Informer, News Feature, Posted: May 06, 2015

With a single press conference and a stunning indictment of six local police officers, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby may have stopped a city from burning.

Korean Grocery Store Owner Target of Utility Scam

New America Media, News Report, Nayoon Jin, Posted: May 06, 2015

When 64-year-old Kye Lee got a call from “Greg Johnson” at the utility company about his payments being late, he was suspicious but followed the man’s instructions.

UVA Student’s Lawyer: Officers ‘Lacked Legal Justification’ for Arresting Client

The Root , News Report, Posted: May 06, 2015

According to a report, Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control agents charged University of Virginia student Martese Johnson with public intoxication, even though they did not believe he was drunk.

Proyecto de ley cuidado de salud para todos aprobado por comité del senado

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: May 06, 2015

Más de una vez, médicos en la sala de urgencias donde acudía María Contreras cuando los dolores de los cuales sufría siguiendo una cirugía se hacían insoportables la negaron diciéndole que tomara ibuprofeno o Tylenol.

Three Year Window For Nonviolent Felons To Change Records - and Lives

Richmond Pulse, News Report, Nancy DeVille, Posted: May 06, 2015

Under Prop 47, some Californians can get their felonies downgraded to misdemeanors. But they only have three years to apply.

Poor in Pennsylvania? You’re Fracked

Environmental Health News, News Feature, Posted: May 06, 2015

Hydraulic fracturing wells and the pollution from them are more likely to impact poor communities in Pennsylvania.

Black Women Killed by Police Are Ignored

NNPA, Commentary, Julianne Malveaux, Posted: May 06, 2015

You know their names: Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice. You are far less likely to know about Rekia Boyd.

Hillary Clinton Needs to Step It Up to Impress Immigration Advocates

Fusion, News Report, Brett LoGiurato, Posted: May 05, 2015

Clinton plans to call for a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. Advocates say she needs to go far beyond that.

R&B Legend Ben E. King Dies at 76

The Root, News Report, Kirsten West Savali, Posted: May 05, 2015

Ben E. King, the soul singer known for big hits like “Stand by Me,” has died of natural causes.

Why Multiethnic Doctors Struggle With Patients’ End-of-Life Care

New America Media, News Report, Liz Seegert, Posted: May 05, 2015

Experts on end-of-life care and a new study show how health professionals can overcome cultural and other barriers to helping patients.

Student Targeted in Caregiver Wheelchair Scam

Golden Gate Xpress, News Report, Angeline Ubaldo, Posted: May 05, 2015

The story of a deaf mother in need of assistance for her son who uses a wheelchair compelled one student to accept a part-time nanny job.

Why Latinos Should Speak Up for Black Lives

Latino Rebels, Commentary, Alberto Retana, Posted: May 04, 2015

I am Latino and I stand in support members of the Black community seeking justice.

Nepalis Slam Indian Media, #GoHomeIndianMedia Trends

Indo American News, News Report, Posted: May 04, 2015

The Indian media is facing flak for its coverage of the earthquake disaster in Nepal.

South Korea Says Abe’s Speech ‘Very Regrettable’

Korea Times, News Report, Yonhap, Posted: May 04, 2015

South Korea denounced Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Thursday for his failure to apologize for Japan’s wartime atrocities.

For Some FilAm Parents, Technology Rendering Children’s Education Invisible

FilAm Star, News Report, Harvey Barkin, Posted: May 04, 2015

San Jose resident Marichu Manaois wants to see her high school aged daughter Isabella succeed in school. And like a lot of Filipino parents, for Manaois that means doing things the old fashioned way - cracking the books and spending hours on homework.

Korean American Businesses Damaged in Baltimore Riots

KoreAm, News Report, Reera Yoo, Posted: May 04, 2015

Businesses owned by Korean Americans were particularly hit hard by the riots in Baltimore.

Activists Campaigning for More State Funds to Help the Formerly Incarcerated

New America Media, News Report, George White, Posted: May 04, 2015

California's Prop 47 reduced drug possession and other nonviolent minor crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. It is also reducing the state’s lock-up expenses, creating a multi-million-dollar surplus.

Midlife Latinas Are Boosting U.S. Entrepreneurial Numbers

Next Avenue/Forbes/New America Media , News Analysis, Elizabeth Isele , Posted: May 04, 2015

Latinas in their middle and later years have tripled new businesses in the U.S. to over a million, partly due to smart networks like Proud To Be Latina.

Pacquiao Admits Injury, But Says it's Not an Excuse for Loss Against Mayweather

GMA News Online, News Report, Staff, Posted: May 03, 2015

Filipino fighter Manny Pacquiao admist he had a shoulder injury during his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Las Vegas Saturday, but says it's not an excuse for his loss.

Conservative Pundit Takes Three-Strikes for Blaming Baltimore’s Poor

New America Media, Commentary, Paul Kleyman, Posted: May 02, 2015

Conservative pundits say Baltimore stems from diminished personal responsibility--not brutality, foreclosures, joblessness and other strikes against the poor.

Pacquiao's Killer Instinct is Back for Mayweather Super Fight, News Report, Francis T.J. Ochoa, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Posted: May 01, 2015

Filipino people's champ Manny Pacquiao issued this warning to Floyd Mayweather Jr, sayign he'll come out swinging in advance of their much-awaited super fight in Las Vegas May 2.


New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: May 01, 2015

沙加緬度 –47歲來自墨西哥的移墨民柯瑪麗目前擁有的Medi-Cal(低收入健保),只提供她緊急的醫療服務,卻沒有提供一般性的醫療保險,這造成她許多生活上的不便。 她認為美國的健保制度需要改進,讓像她一樣的無證移民可以獲得更全面的醫療。

상원위원회, “불체자도 건강보험 혜택 받아야지”

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: May 01, 2015

세크라멘토—마리아 콘트레라스(47)는 수술 후 심각한 통증을 견디다 못해 응급실로 달려갔지만 의료진들은 ‘아이부프로펜’이나 ‘타이레놀’과 같은 진통제를 복용하라고 했다.