Los californianos quieren extender la cobertura de seguro médico a todos los residentes

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Aug 31, 2015

Una mayoría cada vez más grande apoya ampliar la cobertura de sanidad a los residentes no documentados




Meet The Yoga Teacher Who’s Helping Make the Heart of Bayview Stronger

New America Media, Question & Answer, Jenny Manrique , Posted: Aug 31, 2015

Luna believes yoga has helped to not only improve the health of his students and it has built strong friendships and fostered a sense of community.




As Senior Meals Go Ethnic, Health, Funding, Strict Rules on Menu With Bok Choi

Hyphen/New America Media , News Feature, Lisa Wong Macabasco , Posted: Aug 28, 2015

Wonton Soup? Tacos? Serving ethnic elders familiar food might seem easy for senior meals programs to cook, but culturally appropriate offerings face challenges.




Hard Graft: The Wasteful War in Afghanistan

New America Media, News Analysis, Ed Targett, Posted: Aug 28, 2015

What has $1 trillion bought meanwhile? Marginally improved metrics on poverty and health care, and an estimated 26,000 civilian deaths.




A Hate Crime Is a Hate Crime

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Aug 27, 2015

African Americans must condemn the attack by the Virginia gunman. If not, it could be taken as a sign that blacks put less value on white lives.




Californians Favor Extending Health Care Coverage to All Residents

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Aug 27, 2015

California voters in record numbers are embracing the ACA, and a greater proportion of them support extending health care coverage to undocumented immigrants than they did last year.




加州選民支持讓無證移民獲得健保

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Aug 27, 2015

沙加緬度—根據8月26日最新的費爾德民意調查(Field Poll)發現,加州選民擁有可負擔健保(Affordable Care Act)的比例創新高。同時, 越來越多加州選民支持讓無證移民擁有健康保險。根據費爾德民意調查,支持全民均可擁有健保的比例從去年的56%提升至今年的62%。




Wonton Soup, Bok Choi--Subsidized Comfort Meals New for Ethnic Elders

Hyphen/New America Media , News Feature, Lisa Wong Macabasco , Posted: Aug 27, 2015

How do you say “Meals on Wheels” in Chinese? Ethnic comfort food is the newest trend in home and group meals for increasingly diverse older Americans.




Over 25,000 Sign Up for Prime Minister Modi’s Visit to California

India West, News Report, Posted: Aug 26, 2015

More than 25,000 people have signed up for India Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reception being organized by the Indian American community in the Silicon Valley area of California Sept. 27.




The Root Called Trump "The Biggest Troll in the World"

The Root, Commentary, Posted: Aug 26, 2015

Trump has the spotlight on his freak show, and he’s bringing his racist supporters along with him.




Donald Trump v. Jorge Ramos: Hispanic Media 'Disrespected'

New America Media, News Analysis, Posted: Aug 26, 2015

Inclusion Matters notes that Trump's treatment of Ramos is part of a larger pattern of disrespect for Latino media by the GOP.




Katrina’s Message on America’s Poor Still Unheard 10 Years Later

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Aug 26, 2015

That fleeting moment 10 years ago in New Orleans when the plight of the poor grabbed the national spotlight was just that, very fleeting.




California Prop 47: True Freedom Is Not Without Conditions

San Francisco Examiner, Commentary, Jeff Adachi, Posted: Aug 26, 2015

Proposition 47, a state measure passed last year, was a good start to removing job, housing and voting hurdles, and curbing recidivism.




Secret Illnesses of Leaders: Jimmy Carter's Dignified Embrace of Cancer Has a Lesson for Other Leaders

New America Media, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Aug 26, 2015

Even in his nineties, Jimmy Carter continues to surprise, announcing that the cancer that had been removed from his liver had reappeared in his brain. He was at peace.




Por auge de puestos federales en Dallas, un congresista promueve la naturalización

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Aug 25, 2015

El Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Texas, está lanzando un llamamiento para que más residentes en su estado den el paso para hacerse ciudadanos americanos.




California Assemblymember Launches Healthy Nail Salon Task Force

New America Media, News Report, Sarita Hiatt, Posted: Aug 25, 2015

A project of the Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative, hopes to pass legislation protecting nail salon workers’ health, by regulating products among other measures.




President Obama to Observe Katrina’s 10th Anniversary in New Orleans

Afro.com, News Report, Posted: Aug 25, 2015

On Aug. 27, President Obama will travel to the Crescent City to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of this costliest and one of the deadliest natural disasters to hit the United States and to highlight the city’s efforts to rebuild.




Asian American Advocates OCA Condemns Governor Bush’s ‘Anchor Baby’ Comments

Asian American Press, News Report, Posted: Aug 25, 2015

Asian Pacific American Advocates condemns Governor Jeb Bush’s comments regarding ‘anchor babies’.




Fear of Currency War Sparks Devaluation of Vietnamese Dong

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Aug 25, 2015

Vietnam’s devaluation of its currency this week is being seen as an attempt to keep weakening exports competitive in the light of the nearly two per cent devaluation by China on August 11.




How the Drought Affects CA Life For Years to Come

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Aug 25, 2015

According to a new study, the California drought has some serious effects. If the drought were to continue for two to three years, rural communities and wildlife would suffer most–but urban populations have readied themselves to withstand further restrictions in water deliveries.




Post-Katrina Reforms Make Levee, Floodwall Inspections a Daily Job

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Aug 25, 2015

The heat reflecting off the concrete floodwall along Orleans Canal one July morning made the heat index of 109 seem like a joke, but a three-man team inspecting the walls kept walking, probing and taking notes.




Asylum Seeker Detained In Dilley, Texas

Generation Progress, News Feature, Joseph Sorrentino , Posted: Aug 25, 2015

Celina Gutiérrez Cruz and her six-year-old daughter have been detained in Dilley, Texas for seven months.




Fires, Drought, Melting Glaciers: Tribal Climate Experts Hope We Haven’t Passed the Tipping Point

Indian Country News, Commentary, Richard Walker, Posted: Aug 25, 2015

Mother Earth is teaching a lesson. The message: We have to change the way we live, the way we use the land and waters.




Dream Summer Program Seeks to Cultivate Future Immigrant Rights Leaders

Free Speech Radio News, News Report, Lena Nozizwe, Posted: Aug 24, 2015

Dozens of young people spent their summer break at Dream Summer, a unique program that develops emerging immigrant rights leaders.




Growing Opposition to Costly Ho Chi Minh Statues in Vietnam

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Aug 24, 2015

Opposition is growing to the government’s recently announced plan to erect lavish statues across Vietnam to the former president, Ho Chi Minh.




Navajo Nation President to Decide On Opening San Juan Canals

Navajo Nation, News Report, Cindy Yurth, Posted: Aug 24, 2015

President Russell Begaye Friday morning was tracing the route of the Aug. 5 Gold King Mine waste spill with members of the Navajo Nation Council and a medicine man, blessing the rivers and trying to decide whether to open the San Juan River to irrigation.




Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina, Another Reminder #BlackLivesMatter

Tri-State Defender, Commentary, David A. Love/theGrio, Posted: Aug 24, 2015

The tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina comes at a time when we must remind ourselves that #BlackLivesMatter.




Quigley’s Katrina Pain Index Shows New Orleans Not Affordable for Blacks

Louisiana Weekley, News Report, Posted: Aug 24, 2015

It costs 33 percent more to rent a one-bedroom apartment than it did in 2005 and 41 percent more to rent a two-bedroom apartment.




S. Korean Woman Uses Plastic Surgery to Evade Arrest

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Aug 24, 2015

A woman who eluded investigators for more than six years after she underwent plastic surgery was arrested earlier this month.




Dump Trump, Draft Oprah and Other Outsider Political Fantasies

The Root, News Analysis, Posted: Aug 24, 2015

Outsider candidates like Trump may be exciting, but no matter how high they poll, historically they’re long shots.




Farrakhan Stresses Importance of Black Press for Million Man March Anniversary

Washington Weekly , News Report, Posted: Aug 24, 2015

As the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March approaches this fall, strategies continue to be formulated and plans solidified by District officials, leaders from the Nation of Islam, prominent black leaders and, now, the publishers of the black press.




As Fed Jobs Abound in Dallas, a Congressman Pushes for Naturalization

New America Media, News Report, Text by Anthony Advincula / Video by Min Lee, Posted: Aug 21, 2015

U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Texas, is calling for more legal permanent residents in his state to take the step to become American citizens.




Connecticut Man Goes Weeks Without Food After DSS Delays Food Stamps

Hartford Guardian, News Report, Posted: Aug 21, 2015

For almost three weeks, Al Lopez went hungry in Connecticut. He was alone and bedridden in Avon after he returned from the John Dempsey Hospital in May.




Are English Language Learners Punished For Their Frustration With School?

New America Media, Commentary, Dawn X. Henderson,, Posted: Aug 21, 2015

If this is the behavior of many adults, we can imagine what young people experience when they perceive these threats. They act out.




N. Korea Flexing Muscles at Border

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Aug 20, 2015

North Korea’s military is ratcheting up its combat readiness posture along the border with front-line fortifications such as opening up its weapons portholes and intensifying artillery firing drills, a military source said Wednesday.




Community Groups Press for Health For All in Kern County, California

Southern Kern Sol, News Feature, Earl Parsons, Posted: Aug 20, 2015

Immigrant rights proponents rallied at the Kern County Board of Supervisors to demand that undocumented immigrants be given access to health care.




Arab Americans Struggle to Pass Arabic to Future Generations

Arab American News, News Report, Hassan Khalifeh, Posted: Aug 20, 2015

Hala Hazimeh, principal at the Muslim American Youth Academy (MAYA), a pre-school to eighth grade Arabic and Islamic school, said Dearborn is unlike any other Arab American community, because its members tend to stick closer together .




La Opinión: DACA Is Good for Everybody

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Aug 19, 2015

But editors of La Opinión write that the program's third anniversary is also bittersweet.




Unauthorized Populations from Asia, Central America, Africa, Fastest Growing Since 2000

Asian American Press , News Report, Posted: Aug 19, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 19, 2015) — While Mexicans still represent the majority of unauthorized immigrants in the United States, the fastest rates of growth since 2000 have occurred in unauthorized populations from Asia, Central America and Africa, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) reported Wednesday.




Manning: Circle Bear Autopsy Report Released, and The Questions We Must Now Ask

Indian Country News, News Report, Sarah Sunshine Manning, Posted: Aug 19, 2015

Following news that Sarah Lee Circle Bear died of a meth overdose, Sarah Sunshine Manning reports that, yes, people can survive a meth overdose if quick action is taken.




Rescued Chibok Girls From Boko Haram Use GoFundMe.com

Washington Informer, News Report, Freddie Allen, Special to The Informer via NNPA, Posted: Aug 19, 2015

This month, teenagers across the nation prepare to make the transition from high school to college and at least two of the survivors of the Boko Haram mass kidnapping in Chibok, Nigeria last year could be joining them.




S. Korea Offers Tax Breaks for Nose Jobs, Breast Augmentation

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Aug 19, 2015

South Korea is now offering tax breaks to tourists for undergoing cosmetic surgery procedures. The government plans to give 10 percent of the costs back to these consumers.




Against All Odds: From the Streets of Kolkata to an American College

New America Media, News Report, Sandip Roy, Posted: Aug 19, 2015

Ashok had been abandoned by his family when he was four. He grew up on the streets and railway platforms, hopping on and off trains, surviving on his wits.




Jorge Ramos: Donald Trump’s Immigration Plan Is ‘All Wrong’

Fusion, News Report, Posted: Aug 19, 2015

News anchor Jorge Ramos called Donald Trump’s plan for immigration reform "all wrong,” and "simply impossible to achieve.”




Woman Sets Herself on Fire In Land Eviction Dispute

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Aug 18, 2015

A 52-year-old woman set herself on fire during a confrontation with officials intervening in a land dispute in central Vietnam.




Once Loyal - Defiant Vietnamese Farmers Question Party Leadership

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Staff, Posted: Aug 18, 2015

Mrs Hao used to mop floors for the French Foreign Legion and hope for a Communist victory. Now, she comes to Hanoi each week to protest outside government buildings.




La Opinión: 'Well-Known Bad Idea on Immigration'

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Aug 18, 2015

Congress sowed the seed of what Trump is very skillfully reaping, write editors of La Opinión.




Obama Hires White House's First Openly Transgender Worker

Fusion, News Report, Posted: Aug 18, 2015

The White House announced today that Raffi Freedman-Gurspan would be the first openly transgender person to work in the office.




Philippines Proud of Filipino-Aussie PGA Champ Jason Day

ABS-CBN News.com, News Report, Ron Gagalac, Posted: Aug 17, 2015

The Philippine government, Filipinos in the Philippines and across the globe are celebrating the victory of Filipino-Australian golfer Jason Day as the 2015 PGA Champion, who won it in record style.




South Korea Park Calls for Military Readiness Against North Korea

Korea Herald, News Report, Posted: Aug 17, 2015

President Park Geun-hye on Monday ordered the military to maintain strong readiness against North Korea’s constant threats, asserting that its land mine attack earlier this month was a “clear military provocation” intended to kill South Korean soldiers.




Immigration Relief Increasing Health Coverage; CA Kids Eligible Now

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Aug 17, 2015

In California, hundreds of thousands of kids in immigrant families are eligible for Medi-Cal but not enrolled, according to a new study from Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families.




Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Doesn’t Back Down on Gun Control

AsamNews, News Report, Posted: Aug 17, 2015

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, speaking before a banquet room full of journalists, says he still stands by his tweets on gun control, the same tweets that delayed his confirmation to his cabinet post for more than year.




Racism in the Air You Breathe: When Where You Live Determines How Fast You Die

The Root, News Report, Posted: Aug 17, 2015

More African Americans will die from environmental causes than from police brutality this year, yet there is no movement to stop the environmental racism that invades our neighborhoods and homes.




Julian Bond, 75, Civil Rights Icon, Dies

Washington Informer, News Feature, Freddie Allen, Special to The Informer via NNPA , Posted: Aug 17, 2015

Julian Bond, immediate past board chairman of the NAACP, a founding member and communications director of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), died Saturday night at the age of 75.




AgeSafe’s Radar Technology Offers New Way to Keep Elders Safe at Home

News for Chinese/New America Media , News Feature, Cecilia Y. Zhong , Posted: Aug 16, 2015

Two Asian American entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley are using low-power radar for an emergency response system to keep elder safer in their homes.




Navajo Nation 'Weeping' as Toxic Mining Spill Flows Through Reservation

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

Just days after a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) crew accidentally released more than three million gallons of mustard-colored wastewater into a tributary of the Animas River, Navajo President Russell Begaye stood on the unstable ground at the site of the breach.




EPA Brings Water; Tensions Dissipating Among Navajo Farmers

Navajo Nation, News Report, Cindy Yurth and Donovan Quintero, Posted: Aug 14, 2015

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy the EPA had set aside $500,000 to bring water to Navajo farmers along the San Juan.




EPA Admin: Gold King Spill in Colorado ‘Heartbreaking’

Navajo Nation, News Report, Posted: Aug 14, 2015

Calling the accidental release of three million gallons of contaminated water from the Gold King Mine “a heartbreaking situation for the EPA,” the agency’s administrator, Gina McCarthy, on Wednesday promised both an internal and independent investigation into what went wrong.




Black Voters Must Hold Democrats Accountable

The Root, Commentary, Posted: Aug 13, 2015

The most reliable constituency for the Democratic Party should get more than lip service for its efforts. It’s a good thing #BlackLivesMatter is putting on the pressure.




1941 - A Love Story or Why You Don't Need Valentine's Day

New America Media, News Report, Sandip Roy, Posted: Aug 13, 2015

She could tell them that you need Valentine's Day to sell chocolates and over-priced candlelight dinners and get free publicity for protests. But to make a leap for real love, you don't need much more than a twelve anna sari and a moving train.




Girlfriend Says Alleged Ferguson Shooter Ddidn’t Have Gun

Final Call, News Report, Posted: Aug 12, 2015

The girlfriend and family of Tyrone Harris Jr. insists that he was not armed and was running away from gunfire when he was shot and critically wounded by police.




Google CEO, Sundar Pichai's Story

India Currents, News Report, Posted: Aug 12, 2015

Google co-founder Larry Page announced a massive restructuring of the company, instituting Sundar Pichai as CEO and shifting himself and co-founder Sergey Brin to a larger holding company called Alphabet. As CEO and President of Alphabet, Page and Brin will oversee Google as well as affiliated companies.




La Opinión: Trump Is a Symptom

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Aug 12, 2015

An editorial in La Opinión argues that Donald Trump is a symptom of a much worse illness in the Republican Party that has gotten out of control.




Breaking Interracial Dating Boundaries: Embracing AMWF Couples & Curing Yellow Fever

Asam Journal, News Analysis, Laylita Day, Posted: Aug 12, 2015

Yellow fever has long persisted in western culture with the view of Asian women as exotic, feminine, submissive and overly sexualized.




Hillary Clinton Proposes $350-B Plan to End College Debt

Asian Journal, News Report, Allyson Escobar, Posted: Aug 12, 2015

Americans now shoulder $1.2 trillion in student loan debt, a rate that has tripled over the past decade, according to studies.




Serena Williams Wows on New York Magazine Cover

Washington Weekly, News Report, Posted: Aug 12, 2015

Williams expounds on the lessons instilled in her by her father, Richard Williams, how she handles racism, and other goals she intends to achieve this year, including being the first player since 1988 to win all four major tennis singles titles in one year.




New CA Law Benefits Undocumented Children

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Aug 12, 2015

Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a mesure that makes the immigration status of a minor irrelevant in civil actions.




American Muslims Form Organization in Washington, D.C.

India West, News Report, Posted: Aug 12, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — American Muslims in the Washington, D.C. area announced Aug. 5 the formation of the American Muslim Institution, a nonprofit organization to provide reliable information and advice to public and policy makers on Islam and Muslims.




The Unarmed Latinos Killed by Police in 2015

AL DÍA News, News Report, Max Marin, Posted: Aug 11, 2015

In 2015 to date, there have been at least 714 people killed by police in the United States. At least 105 of the victims were identified as Latino.




US to Put More Focus On Human Rights in Vietnam

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Aug 11, 2015

Senior United States officials have told activists in Hanoi that they will put increasing emphasis on human rights as relations between Washington and Hanoi develop.




‘America’s Next Top Model’ Casts First Korean Male Model

Koream Magazine, News Report, Posted: Aug 11, 2015

After 21 cycles, America’s Next Top Model has finally cast its first-ever male model of Korean descent, and he’s got a “smize” that will make Tyra proud.




Citizens Outraged as the Deaths of Black Women Soar

Washington Informer, News Feature, Kia Croom , Posted: Aug 11, 2015

Amid the bustling streets of Washington, D.C., in the midst of Monday morning traffic, a growing body of protesters could be heard for blocks.




Here’s Why the #AllLivesMatter Crowd Doesn’t Care About the Killing of an Unarmed White Teen by Police

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

Have you heard about what happened to Zachary Hammond? If you believe his attorney, the nation has been asleep about the fact that the 19-year-old was shot and killed by the police while on a date. If you believe his attorney, nobody has said his name or expressed outrage at yet another police killing because he is white.




How a Dreamer Fell Through The Cracks

We'Ced, First Person, Miguel Garcia, Posted: Aug 11, 2015

I found myself back home in Merced, deep in student debt and without a college degree, reflecting on where it all went wrong.




Navajo Nation to Sue Gold King Mine & EPA For Toxic Spill in Colorado

Navajo Nation, News Report, Posted: Aug 11, 2015

As Navajo Nation police and tribal officials went up and down the San Juan River shore Saturday warning community members of contaminated water from the Gold King Mine, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye was making plans for a clean-up as well as possible lawsuits against the mine and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.




Animas River Spill Tough Break for Shiprock Farmers In Colorado

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Aug 11, 2015

Despite the early morning prayer offerings given by Shiprock farmer Earl Yazzie to save his fields of corn, squash, melon and cantaloupe, it seems it won’t be so.




Navajo Council Reacts to Report on Gold King Spill in Colorado

Navajo Times, News Report, Alastair Lee Bitsoi, Posted: Aug 11, 2015

The accident caused by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at the Gold King Mine in Colorado is an assault on Navajo culture and life.




Early Detection Decreases Chance of Death from Lung Cancer

Arab American News, Commentary, Posted: Aug 11, 2015

Lung cancer is typically asymptomatic in early stages and is usually diagnosed in advanced stages when the chances of a cure are lower.




Dozens of Protesters Arrested Outside of Eagleton Courthouse, Including Cornell West

St. Louis American , News Report, Posted: Aug 10, 2015

Dr. Cornel West, Rev. Sekou, Rev. Renita Lampkin, Rev. Starsky Wilson, Johnetta Elize, DeRay McKesson, Kayla Reed and Damon Davis were some notable faces from Ferguson taken into custody.




Navajo Nation President Begaye Calls On EPA to Bring Water

Navajo Nation, News Report, Posted: Aug 10, 2015

Begay reiterated his plans to sue the EPA and revealed the Navajo Nation has been taking its own water and sediment samples, which will be sent to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for analysis.




Activists Fly 'Racism Still Lives Here' Banner Near Arch in St. Louis

St. Louis, News Report, Posted: Aug 10, 2015

With the Gateway Arch as their designated backdrop, activists flew a banner in downtown St. Louis that read “Racism still lives here” as part of the Ferguson Commemoration Weekend’s day of civil disobedience on Monday (April 10).




St. Louis County Declares State of Emergency

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

Activists at a peaceful protest were arrested at the Department of Justice office in St. Louis, Mo. on Monday as witnessed in vines uploaded by Twitter user and activist DeRay McKesson (@deray).




Battered and Bruised, Green Campaigners in Hanoi Fight On

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Staff, Posted: Aug 10, 2015

Dinh Thi Phuong Thao alarmed her college professors and administrators by doing the unthinkable – joining a campaign that challenges the authority of the local Communist authorities.




Obama Gives Tribes $1.8 Million Climate Change Assist

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

President Barack Obama’s Tribal Climate Resilience Program continues apace, most recently with the awarding of copy1.8 million to help tribes plan for and cope with climate change.




Vietnamese Teenager Prosecuted for Opposing Land Eviction

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Aug 10, 2015

The authorities have indicted a fifteen year old boy in connection with a violent conforntation over land evictions at his village near Ho Chi Minh City.




From Hotel Raids to Porn Ban, India's Nanny State Fuses With Moral Police

New America Media, News Analysis, Sandip Roy, Posted: Aug 10, 2015

When homosexuals demand equal rights as heterosexuals surely this is not what anyone was contemplating – cranking up moral policing all around for everyone.




Filipina American Vies For CA State Assembly

Inquire.net, News Feature, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Aug 08, 2015

Mae Cendaña Torlakson, elected member of the Board of Ambrose Recreation and Park District, wants to be the first Filipino woman in the State Assembly.




Put Your Phone Away: It’s Time to Power Play

New America Media, News Report, Julia Cherner, Posted: Aug 07, 2015

A physical activity program keeps kids from sedentary activities like sitting in front of computers.




Listen to Those Who Burned When Considering Changes to Japan’s “Peace Constitution”

New America Media, News Feature, Mary Jo McConahay, Posted: Aug 07, 2015

A calligraphy teacher, Hiromu Morishita was standing near a river over a mile from the blast’s hypocenter, and survived despite terrible burns.




A Personal Tribute to Rosario Anaya from Sandy Close, NAM Executive Director

New America Media, First Person, Sandy Close, Posted: Aug 07, 2015

A personal tribute to Rosario Anaya, long-time director of San Francisco’s Mission Language Vocational School and member (for 12 years) of the San Francisco School Board, who died on Wednesday, Aug. 5.




Immigrant Rights Advocates Respond to GOP Debate

AL DÍA News, News Report, Posted: Aug 07, 2015

Immigrant rights leaders weigh in on the "hateful rhetoric" in Thursday's GOP debate.




US Justifies Detention of Families Without Asylum Cases

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Aug 07, 2015

The Obama Administration is challenging a federal judge's decision to release most families from detention.




Tragedies of San Francisco’s Pier 14

New America Media, News Analysis, Susanne Jonas, Posted: Aug 07, 2015

The backlash is also directed against "Sanctuary Cities," but with a vastly distorted view of what “sanctuary” means in 2015.




Louisiana Sentences More Juveniles to Life In Prison Than Any Other State in U.S.

Louisiana Weekly, News Analysis, Mason Harrison, Posted: Aug 07, 2015

Louisiana incarcerates more of its natives than any state in the country—that fact is known, including juvenile offenders.




On Its 50th Anniversary, the Voting Rights Act Is Under Full-Blown Attack

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

The contemporary assault on voting rights illustrates how America’s racial history continues to bleed into our present.




Will the Real Bobby Jindal Please Stand Up?

India Currents, Commentary, Sarita Sarvate, Posted: Aug 06, 2015

Bobby Jindal is God’s gift to American comedians. Even so, the things he has said should make us feel embarrassed and worried.




In the Center of Tenderloin, an Open Sports Space Keeps Kids Healthy

New America Media, News Feature, Wayne Chen, Posted: Aug 06, 2015

The Tenderloin Recreation Center, which has the largest open sports space in the neighborhood, provides such organizations as Up on Top the space to hold their activities.




Uncle Ho Monuments in Rural Vietnam Criticized

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Aug 05, 2015

The poor rural province of Son La in the mountainous northwest of Vietnam needs much from the central government. But should the first priority be to lavish tens of millions of dollars on political monuments ?




Black-Owned Health Provider Addresses Urban League Conference

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Aug 05, 2015

Officials for Trusted Health Plan, the only black-owned Medicaid managed care provider in the nation, took the opportunity this weekend to address the National Urban League conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on the challenges black women face in childbirth, heart disease, high blood pressure.




It’s Not About Planned Parenthood

New America Media, Commentary, Jessica González-Rojas, Posted: Aug 05, 2015

Latinas are among the most likely to die of cervical cancer for the simple reason that we can’t get preventive care.




A Year After John Crawford III’s Shooting by Police, His Family Is Still Waiting for Justice

The Root, News Report, Posted: Aug 05, 2015

While on the phone with the mother of his two children, Crawford picked up a toy BB rifle. Another customer, Ronald Ritchie, 24, called 911, claiming that Crawford was waving a gun and pointing it at customers




What I saw in Watts Fifty Years Ago and What I See in America’s Watts Today

New America Media, First Person, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Aug 05, 2015

A half century later some of those streets look as if time has stood still, dotted with the same fast food restaurants and liquor stores.




States May Soon Have to Report on Progress of Homeless, Foster Youth

Ed Source, News Report, Posted: Aug 05, 2015

The U.S. Congress may soon be following California’s lead in requiring states to provide data on the academic progress of all homeless and foster youth.




Porn Ban: India's Bid To Clean The Internet Has Become a Source of Mockery

New America Media, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Aug 05, 2015

The government insists its big bad porn ban has been done in the name of blocking child pornography rather than as a blanket ban on adult entertainment in general.




Seniors Stretch Their Way to Fitness in Bayview

New America Media, News Report, Sarita Hiatt, Posted: Aug 04, 2015

For McNaulty, yoga is part of a holistic fitness program that she adopted after she was told she had dangerously high blood pressure a few years ago.




Children Born 'Out of Wedlock' to Gain Citizenship from their U.S. Citizen Fathers

Asian Journal, Commentary, Atty. Michael Gurfinkel, Posted: Aug 04, 2015

In his column for Filipino weekly paper, Asian Journal, immigration lawyer Atty. Gurfinkel explains that under U.S. immigration law, an out of wedlock child, born outside the U.S., could derive “instant” U.S. citizenship from his or her U.S. citizen mother or father, provided certain conditions are met.




Report: Asian Americans Impacted by Voting Rights Act

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Aug 04, 2015

Without the Voting Rights Act, many Asian Americans would not have been able to access the ballot.




Wealth and Income Gaps in America Continue to Grow

Asian American Press, Commentary, Clarence Hightower, Ph.D., Posted: Aug 04, 2015

The top 10 percent of U.S. workers pocketed well over one half of America’s total income, which is “the highest proportion recorded in a century of government record keeping.”




Lawsuit Details Brutal Attack on Innocent Man by Shreveport Cops Who Allegedly Beat and Sodomized Him

The Root, News Report, Posted: Aug 04, 2015

esmond Lewis, who filed the lawsuit last week, alleges that his civil rights were violated, and he is seeking full damages and a trial by jury.




U.S. Gun Violence Is a Human Rights Failure, U.N. Says

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Aug 04, 2015

U.S. government representatives also gave testimony, and the committee gave the government a year to address these issues, and report back. Representatives submitted their report in April.




Health4All: La Nueva Lucha de Los Inmigrantes Latinos

El Observador, News Report, Jenny Manrique - Especial Para El Observador, Posted: Aug 03, 2015

La inmigrante, madre de cuatro hijos, ahora habla en público sobre sus vivencias como residente indocumentada sin acceso a seguro de salud




Silicon Valley Ground Zero for Common Core

New America Media, Photo Essay, Rian Dundon/ Text by Peter Schurmann, Posted: Aug 03, 2015

Whether Common Core can transcend the disparities separating students across Silicon Valley will be a key litmus test for its success.




White House Aging Conference: New Directions--Big Challenges

New America Media, Commentary, Bruce Chernof, MD, Posted: Aug 03, 2015

Pres. Obama’s conference on aging reimagined the issues for today, but long-term care and other concerns need to be part of the national dialogue.