Low Income San Franciscans Pledge to Stay in Affordable Health Program

New America Media, News Report, Sarita Hiatt , Posted: Sep 30, 2015

San Francisco Public Health Department launched “Healthy Hearts SF,” a federally funded campaign designed to promote free fitness opportunities for all.




UN Experts Call On Saudi Arabia to Cancel Execution of Young Activist

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Sep 30, 2015

France and a group of U.N. experts have joined rights groups in calling on Saudi Arabia to halt the execution of a an activist sentenced to death over his role in anti-government protests.




Shell Nixes Arctic Drilling; Indigenous Grassroots Leaders Exuberant

Indian Country News, News Report, Posted: Sep 30, 2015

Environmentalists, some Alaska Natives and a number of grassroots indigenous leaders were rejoicing on Monday as Royal Dutch Shell announced it would no longer drill in offshore Alaska.




Black Women Face Increased Violence

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Sep 30, 2015

According to the report, 11 times as many Black women were killed by a man they knew than by a stranger in 2012. More than half (56 percent) were married to or in relationships with the men who murdered them.




After US China's President, Xi Jinping, Established Himself As World Leader

New America Media, Commentary, George Koo, Posted: Sep 30, 2015

A week in the US and China’s leader Xi Jinping has established his credentials as a world leader to be reckoned with.




New Efforts by Canada to Assist Refugees

New Canadian Media, News Feature, Leah Bjornson , Posted: Sep 30, 2015

The Saskatoon International Airport was a scene of exultation and relief on Sept. 17 when a family of seven Syrian refugees arrived to be reunited with their distant Canadian cousin.




Gay Activist Experiences Ugly Side of Silicon Valley Welcome for PM Modi

New America Media, First Person, Mohammed Shaik Hussain Ali, Posted: Sep 29, 2015

Setting foot in the United States of America, I assumed that I was away from all of the hypocrisy that I had to deal with in India.




Kelly Gissendaner Again Exposes the Gender Quirk in the Death Penalty

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Sep 29, 2015

Just about the only time that an execution will raise more than eyebrow is when a woman is scheduled to be put to death. This was certainly the case with condemned Georgia murderer Kelly Gissendaner.




Jeb Bush’s Saying African-Americans Want "Free Stuff" For Votes insults Our Dignity and History of Struggle

Tri-State Defender, Commentary, Posted: Sep 29, 2015

The GOP presidential candidate’s statement perpetuates a mythology of ignorance that casts black folks as a lazy mass of people dependent on government largesse for their existence.




Tragic Plight of African Albinos

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Sep 29, 2015

Albino children in Africa are mutilated and murdered for their body parts — parts sold to those who practice a strange religious tradition, a tradition based on the erroneous and horrific belief that albino body parts hold strong, magical powers.




Vietnam’s President appeals to Washington For Weapons Sales

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Sep 29, 2015

The President of Vietnam, Truong Tan Sang, has appealed to the United States to lift the remains of its ban on the sale of weapons to Vietnam.




Keystone XL: Hillary Clinton Opposes, Native Activists Guardedly Optimistic

Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Sep 29, 2015

Native activists expressed “skepticism and guarded celebration” at Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s position against the Keystone XL pipeline.




Sikhs Offered $10,000 to Ask Modi a Tough Question

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Sep 28, 2015

Hundreds of Sikh, Muslim and LGBTQ demonstrators protested Modi's visit to Silicon Valley this weekend.




Danza y Movimiento refuerzan vínculo familiar

New America Media, News Report, Sarita Hiatt, Posted: Sep 28, 2015

En los últimos meses, CARECEN ha iniciado una clase de baile dos veces por semana para padres y madres de familia y niños pequeños.




DACA Youth Turned Away for Medi-Cal

The kNOw, News Report, Miguel Bibanco, Posted: Sep 28, 2015

When Maria Fernandez applied for Medi-Cal, a county worker turned her away after she divulged her immigration status, despite the fact that Fernandez was qualified.




India Prime Minister Modi Sells Digital Dream But Can He Deliver?

New America Media, News Analysis, Sandip Roy, Posted: Sep 28, 2015

If an American president once promised a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage, Narendra Modi served up a digital version of that promise.




Dearborn Heights Resident Returns Home After Six Months of Captivity in Yemen

Arab American Media, News Report, Posted: Sep 28, 2015

Farran, 54, a Lebanese American Dearborn Heights resident, was held hostage in Sanaa, along with Scott Darden, a 45-year-old employee of the New Orleans-based company Transoceanic Development. They were detained on March 27. A third unidentified American still remains in Houthi captivity, according to U.S. officials.




La Opinión: A Victory for Hardliners in Congress

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Sep 28, 2015

An editorial in La Opinión writes that John Boehner's successor will face the same pressure from the most conservative sector of Congress.




Modi Urges Americans to Invest in India's 3 Ds

India West, News Report, Posted: Sep 28, 2015

San Jose, Calif.: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday invited Americans to invest in India taking advantage of its three unique strengths - democracy, demography and demand - to which he added a fourth one, deregulation.




Narendra Modi Asks Mark Zuckerberg for Help to Digitalize India

India West, News Feature, Posted: Sep 28, 2015

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked Facebook chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to help him with his vision of connecting all of India’s 600,000 villages through digital access.




Propaganda Loudspeakers In Vietnam Promote Beer Products, Which Is State Owned

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Sep 27, 2015

In communist Vietnam, the state own beer enterprises and its propaganda machine is also used to promote its products: beer.




‘Serra Is No Saint’ Day of Mourning in San Francisco

Indian Country, News Report, Nanette Deetz, Posted: Sep 26, 2015

While Pope Francis was proclaiming Junipero Serra a Saint in Washington, D.C., California Indians continued their protest .




Why India's Prime Minister Shouldn't Mind Silicon Valley Protesters

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

#ModiFail might not be polite but it is about #DemocracySuccess. Many might not like it but alas, Facebook has not given us a Dislike button either.




Central Valley Youth Say Pope's Message 'Already Having an Impact'

YouthWire, Commentary, Various Authors, Posted: Sep 25, 2015

In the Central Valley of California, youth say the message of the Pope on climate change, LGBT rights and immigration has already begun to influence communities.




Make History, Don't Repeat It

New America Media, Op-ed, Stewart Kwoh and Chris Punongbayan, Posted: Sep 25, 2015

At this pivotal moment in our nations ongoing struggle with racism, California can and should lead the nation in fair policing.




Missing the Point: Alternatives to Detention to Be Run by Private Prison Contractors

New America Media, Op-ed, Katharina Obser, Posted: Sep 25, 2015

ICE admitted that it needed to find alternatives to family detention. Then it awarded the contract to a private prison contractor.




La Opinión: The Immigrants' Pope

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Sep 24, 2015

An editorial in La Opinión notes that the voice of Pope Francis is reassuring for a community that is being relentlessly bashed.




I Like Bernie Sanders, But Is He Really Electable?

New America Media, News Analysis, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Sep 24, 2015

Bernie Sanders brings personal assets to politics that are glaringly MIA in American politics but is he electable?




Gujarat Gay Film Puts Indian Supreme Court in Tricky Terrain

New America Media, News Analysis, Sandip Roy, Posted: Sep 24, 2015

The sufferings of a homosexual prince from Gujarat is clearly not everyone’s cup of tea and sympathy.




Orange County Rolls Out CA Senior, Disability Care Pilot

New America Media, News Feature, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Sep 24, 2015

Orange County is the last to roll out California’s seven-county pilot project aimed at coordinating the care of Medicare and MediCal recipients.




DC, NYC Ready for Pope Francis Visit

Asian Journal , News Report, Posted: Sep 23, 2015

It's all systems go for the first visit of Pope Francis to the United States this week. He arrived Tuesday, Sept. 22 at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, where he was welcomed by President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and their wives, Michelle Obama and Jill Biden.




Serra-Gate: The Fabrication of a Saint, and Why Pope Francis Shouldn't Canonize Him

Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Sep 23, 2015

There is a scurrilous fabrication being disseminated by the Catholic Church regarding Junípero Serra, the missionary whom Pope Francis intends to canonize on September 23, 2015.




President Obama Welcomes Pope Francis to the White House

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

The pope, who arrived in the United States Tuesday afternoon, was formally greeted Wednesday with an arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House.




Study: Young People On Antidepressants More Prone to Violence

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Sep 23, 2015

Young people taking antidepressants such as Prozac and Seroxat are significantly more likely to commit violent crimes when they are on the medication.




We Are All Syrians

New Canadian Media, News Report, Zoran Vidić in Belgrade, Serbia, Posted: Sep 23, 2015

She understands that anyone can become a refugee at some point in his or her life. After all, Einstein was a refugee.




Families Bond Over Dance And Movement

New America Media, News Feature, Sarita Hiatt, Posted: Sep 23, 2015

CARECEN has broadened the scope of its work from legal services for immigrants to a menu of social services for families, including health programs.




Ben Carson Might Want to Brush Up on the Long and Active History of Muslims in America

The Root, Commentary, Charles D. Ellison, Posted: Sep 23, 2015

The anti-Muslim rhetoric this political season is, once again, escalating as some GOP hopefuls stir up their constituents with inaccurate statements




Contra Costa County Shows It Cares

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

Six years after taking away a health care program for its undocumented residents, Contra Costa County restores it.




Disaster Preparation Expo Lures Baseball Fans

New America Media, News Report, George White, Posted: Sep 22, 2015

The Preparathon was held at a venue next to Dodger Stadium shortly before a baseball game, luring some of the thousands of fans.




Suzan Shown Harjo to Pope Francis: Don't Canonize Junípero Serra

New America Media, Commentary, Posted: Sep 22, 2015

We entreat Pope Francis to rescind the anti-Indian Papal Bulls and Doctrine of Discovery, and to reverse the canonization of Father Junipero Serra.




"Refugee" or "Migrant" - Which is Right?

UNHCR, Commentary, Adrian Edwards, Posted: Sep 22, 2015

It is becoming increasingly common to see the terms 'refugee' and 'migrant' being used interchangeably in media and public discourse.




Consumer Scams on the Rise in Ohio


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

As Ohio’s immigrant population increases, so is the rate of consumer fraud targeting vulnerable communities, according to the FTC.




Immigration Detainees Halt Hunger Strike; Judge Orders Feeding

India West, News Report, Posted: Sep 21, 2015

Eleven refugees seeking asylum in the U.S. have halted a month-long hunger strike at the Krome immigration detention center near Miami, Fla., after a judge ordered force feeding Sept. 11.




Protests Planned by Indian American Groups Against Modi’s Visit

India West, News Report, Posted: Sep 21, 2015

"AJA will hold a protest at the SAP Center on Sept. 27, 2015, under the banner #ModiFail, to expose the realities behind Modi's alleged accomplishments," a press statement said.




Ben Carson Stands Firm: No Muslims in the White House

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

The 2016 presidential hopeful remained insistent that Shariah is not consistent with the Constitution of the United States.




Released Vietnamese Dissident Blogger to Continue Fight from California

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Sep 21, 2015

The independent blogger, Ta Phong Tan, believes her release from prison at the weekend after serving three years of a ten year sentence was down to foreign pressure on the Vietnamese government.




Making Classrooms Work for All Our Students

Washington Informer, Commentary, Ben Jealous, Posted: Sep 21, 2015

The most important factor in a student's success is a great teacher. But in the modern classroom, even great teachers face daunting obstacles.




When the Clock Struck Prejudice: Islamophobia From Texas to India

New America Media, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Sep 21, 2015

Mahesh Sharma, India’s Culture minister, and a high school in Irving, Texas have more in common than they realise. On the face of it, the two incidents appear poles apart.




Return of Vietnamese Farmer Who Battled Nature & Government

Vietnam Right Now, News Feature, Doan Trang, Posted: Sep 20, 2015

Doan Van Vuon is a hero to farmers across Vietnam for the desperate resistance he put up when the police came to evict him from his land.




Famous Vietnamese Blogger Released From Jail - Leaves for United States

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Sep 19, 2015

Ms Tan was a co-founder of the Free Journalists Club in Vietnam with fellow blogger Nguyen Van Hai.




12,000 More Minnesota Children Live in Poverty

Asian American Press, News Report, Staff, Posted: Sep 19, 2015

Approximately 12,000 more Minnesota children lived in poverty in 2014 than in 2013, According to numbers released today.




Most Consumers Unaware of Laws That Protect Against Financial Abuse

New America Media, News Report, Sarita Hiatt, Posted: Sep 19, 2015

Federal and state laws that protect them from predatory lending and other forms of financial abuse.




La Opinión: Stop Xenophobia

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Sep 18, 2015

We need to say “enough” to those who, like Trump, stake their political future on anti-immigrant hatred, editors right.




The Mediterranean Crisis: An Open Letter to World Leaders by Two Professors

New Canadian Media, Commentary, Dr. Melissa Siegel, Prof. Parvati Nair, Posted: Sep 18, 2015

With migrants arriving – and dying – every day in Europe, countries like Sweden and Germany have been stepping up and giving a good example to their European neighbors.




Mother Teresa Recommended by Ohio Gov. John Kasich for Face of New $10 Bill

India West, News Report, Posted: Sep 17, 2015

When 11 Republican presidential hopefuls were asked at the Sept. 16 presidential debate which woman they would like to be featured on the $10 bill when it is redesigned in 2020, Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich said he would like to see Mother Teresa.




Latinos Face Higher Food Insecurity

La Plaza, News Report, Posted: Sep 17, 2015

The nation’s Latino households face nearly twice the level of food insecurity as the national average according to a new study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which could have implications for healthy eating plans and diabetes management, found that 22.4% of Latino households were considered food insecure.




Monterey County to Close Gap in Health Care For Undocumented Residents

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Sep 17, 2015

The Northern California county of Monterey will begin providing specialty health care services to its undocumented residents.




The 'Torment of Isolation' - Ending Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

We'Ced, Commentary, Claudia Gonzalez, Posted: Sep 17, 2015

Solitary confinement did not rehabilitate me or stop me from returning to jail. What it did do was leave me with a lasting scar.




Baruch College Hazing Death Ruled a Homicide

Angry Asian Man, News Report, Posted: Sep 16, 2015

In Pennsylvania, five fraternity members from Baruch College in New York City will face murder charges for their involvement in the death of a freshman during a hazing ritual at a rural retreat in 2013.




Juvenile in Attack on Illinois Sikh Charged With Hate Crime

India West, News Report, Posted: Sep 16, 2015

In a huge victory for the Sikh American community, the DuPage County, Ill., State Attorney’s office reversed an earlier decision and announced Sept. 14 that it would charge a young assailant who attacked an elderly Indian American a week earlier with a hate crime.




Texas Muslim Student Arrested for "Bomb" That Was a Clock

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Sep 16, 2015

In Texas, innovation is rewarded with handcuffs. After a 14-year-old Muslim student in Irving, Texas brought a homemade digital clock to school, he was detained and suspended because his teacher thought the clock looks like a bomb.




Celebrating Immigrants' Contributions on Constitution Week

New America Media, Commentary, Leon Rodriguez, Posted: Sep 16, 2015

This week we celebrate Constitution Week, a time to reflect on the uniquely American idea that citizenship in this country is a matter of commitment and conscience.




Governments Cracking Down on Fraudulent Mortgage Practices

New America Media, News Feature, George White, Posted: Sep 16, 2015

City, state and federal agencies have been stepping up efforts to stamp out fraudulent mortgage practices that target communities of color.




Asking the Right Questions for Your End-of-Life Choices

Touching Lives/New America Media, News Feature, Paula Spencer Scott , Posted: Sep 16, 2015

As California Gov. Brown weighs signing the state’s aid-in-dying bill, aging America needs to understand our broader choices at life’s end. Here are key questions.




Koreans Use Antibiotics Too Much, Said Britain's Chief Medical Officer

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Sep 15, 2015

Koreans use antibiotics too much and that could accelerate the “end of modern medicine,” Dame Sally Davies, Britain’s chief medical officer, says.




Uber Updated Fine Print: It Does Not Take Responsibility for Your Safety

New America Media, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Sep 15, 2015

Uber recently revised its terms and conditions, effectively denying any responsibility for the safety, quality or reliability of its rides.




Mistrial Declared in Eric Parker Case: Son Optimistic for Retrial

India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Sep 15, 2015

In an unexpected ending, a Huntsville, Alabama, Federal District Court judge Sept. 11 declared a mistrial in the criminal case of Eric Parker, a former police officer charged with using excessive force against an elderly visitor from India.




Sanders May Lead the Polls in Iowa and NH, But It’s Black Voters Who Really Count

The Root, News Analysis, Posted: Sep 15, 2015

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is catching fire. But the Democratic presidential nominee’s long shot bid for the White House will hinge on his ability to attract African-American voters. Recent polls in Iowa and New Hampshire, the first two primary states, show him beating Hillary Clinton by 10 points and 22 points, respectively. Those states, however, have extremely small black populations.




China Appears to be Building New Runway in South China Sea

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Sep 15, 2015

China appears to be building a third airstrip on hotly contested territory in the South China Sea, according to expert analysis in Washington.




Semana de la Constitución: Un tiempo para reflexionar sobre la importancia de la ciudadanía estadounidense

New America Media, Commentary, Leon Rodriguez, Posted: Sep 15, 2015

Esta semana celebramos la Semana de la Constitución, un momento para reflexionar sobre la idea exclusivamente estadounidense de que la ciudadanía en este país es un asunto de compromiso y conciencia.




James Blake Shows Poor Blacks Aren’t The Only Ones Racially Profiled

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Sep 14, 2015

The mugging and arrest of one time top ranked tennis pro James Blake, an African-American, by a New York undercover cop is no aberration.




Erin Brockovich: "Shame On the EPA!"

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Sep 14, 2015

Celebrity environmental activist Erin Brockovich toured farms along the San Juan River and spoke at two Navajo Nation high schools Thursday, promising to bring national attention to the August 5 spill of 3 million gallons of mine wastewater into the Animas River upstream of the San Juan.




Pacquiao Demands Mayweather Penalty

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Sep 14, 2015

Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao, 36, called for punishment and a rematch on Friday, September 11 after his rival Floyd Mayweather was accused of violating anti-doping rules before their long-awaited May 2nd “Fight of the Century.




Vietnam Looks to Japan for Help Against China

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Sep 14, 2015

Vietnam and Japan are the two Asian countries that feel most threatened by the growing power of a more assertive China, and both are looking for ways to strengthen their security ties.




Cambodia to Send Back Montagnard Refugees to Vietnam

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Sep 13, 2015

Cambodia says some 200 Montagnards, who fled to the country claiming persecution in Vietnam, must return home within three months or face forced repatriation.




Study Reveals Half of Asian Americans Suffer From Undiagnosed Diabetes

India West, News Report, Posted: Sep 11, 2015

Almost half of Asian Americans are suffering from undiagnosed type 2 diabetes (the highest among all ethnic and racial subgroups studied in the United States), mostly resulting from a sedentary lifestyle and poor eating habits, a study reveals.




Chris Christie Believes That Harassing and Profiling Black and Latino Communities Kept NYC Safe

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

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, currently struggling to gain a foothold in Republican presidential-primary polls, decided to throw some red meat to the conservative base in a Tuesday appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, stating that if he were mayor of New York City, he would reinstate the controversial stop-and-frisk law within five minutes of taking office.




Lessons From Saudi Diplomat Case: Should Working for Envoys Come with a 'Slave' Warning?

New America Media, News Analysis, Sandip Roy, Posted: Sep 11, 2015

The Saudi Arabian mission has rejected the charges as false and unproven. There’s not even a pretence of conducting their own inquiry.




Q & A: Bill Jennings on Black Panther Party’s Place in Richmond’s History

Richmond Pulse, Question & Answer, Steve Early, Posted: Sep 10, 2015

Bill Jennings, a Black Panther Party (BPP) activist in Richmond spoke to reporter Steve Early about the Panthers’ local origins




Comparing Kim Davis to Rosa Parks is the Ultimate Insult

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson , Posted: Sep 10, 2015

There is no greater idiocy and insult then to compare Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis’s defiance of the law to civil rights icon Rosa Parks.




British Indian Girl Has IQ Higher Than Einstein and Hawking

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

Cattell III B has 150 questions, often assessing comprehension through passages of texts. The maximum score is 161 for adults, and 162 for under-18s. Both Hawking and Einstein are thought to have an IQ of 160. Mensa is believed to be the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world. Membership is open to anyone who can demonstrate an IQ in the top 2 percent of the population, measured by a recognized or approved IQ testing process.




NC Teen Charged as Adult Faces 10 Years in Prison for Having Naked Photos of Himself and Teen Girlfriend

The Root, News Report, Posted: Sep 09, 2015

Cormega Copening, 17, could be sentenced to 10 years in prison and forced to register as a sex offender for having naked photos of himself and his 16-year-old girlfriend.




With AB60, No More Driving in Fear in California

We'Ced, Commentary, Lisbeth Vazquez, Posted: Sep 09, 2015

Wwen California enacted AB60, also known as the Safe and Responsible Driver Act everything changed for Lizbeth and her family.




N.C. Court to Decide the Fate of Voting Rights for Blacks

Washington Informer , News Report, Freddie Allen, Special to The Informer via NNPA, Posted: Sep 09, 2015

Two pivotal court cases in North Carolina will determine the balance of political power in the state for years to come, and may signal the future of voting rights nationwide.




City of Baltimore Settles with Freddie Gray’s Family for Millions

Tristate Defender , News Report, Posted: Sep 09, 2015

The deal, announced Tuesday, appeared to be among the largest settlements in police death cases in recent years and happened just days before a judge is set to decide whether to move a trial for six officers charged in Gray’s death.




Speak Up, Prime Minister Modi

India Currents, News Analysis, Joe Samagond, Vidya Pradhan, Posted: Sep 09, 2015

Any Indian, whether local or non-resident, whether supporter or critic, can only wish for the success of Narendra Modi’s promise to bring “Achche Din” for the people of India.




Who Is Spraying "No More Chinese" Graffiti in San Francisco?

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Sep 08, 2015

Over the weekend, several people alerted Angry Asian Man to multiple instances of anti-Chinese vandalism popping up in the Portola neighborhood -- all declaring NO MORE CHINESE in red spray-paint.




Too Few Blacks, Hispanics Are Becoming Doctors, Says Study

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Special from HealthDay News and NorthStarNews Today, Posted: Sep 08, 2015

oo few members of minority groups are pursuing careers in U.S. medicine, resulting in a serious lack of diversity among general practitioners and specialty doctors, a new report finds.




Lack of Regulation Blamed for Alarming Surge in Cancer Rate in Vietnam

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Joseph Nguyen, Posted: Sep 08, 2015

Experts say an alarming increase in the cancer rate is partly due to rising life expectancy but believe the extensive use of pesticides in the countryside and growing sales of adulterated food are also to blame




History Professor Denies Native Genocide: Native Student Disagreed, Then Says Professor Expelled Her From Course

Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Sep 08, 2015

A Cal State Sacramento University professor who allegedly told his United States History class he did not like the term ‘genocide’ in relation to Native Americans in history, told a Native American student who disagreed with him that she was disenrolled and expelled from his course.




Heated Controversy Ripples From Gold King Spill Into San Juan Rivers

Navajo Times, News Report, Sunnie Clahchischiligi and Cindy Yurth , Posted: Sep 08, 2015

Politics around the Gold King Mine spill turned toxic this week as farmers along the San Juan River sparred with each other.




Islamophobia Crimes up 70 percent in London: Muslims Being Spit On and Punched

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Sep 08, 2015

The number of hate crimes against Muslims in London has risen by over 70 percent, according to police figures. The majority of targets have involved women who wear veils.




“Uncle Ho” Cult On the Rise As Vietnam Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Vietnam Right Now, News Feature, Posted: Sep 06, 2015

In later years Ho came to see the value of his own image to aid the cause of revolution. He played up to the sense of mystery that surrounded him.




Proposed S.F. Memorial for WWII Sex Slaves Causes Division

Nichibei, News Feature, Tomo Hirai, Posted: Sep 05, 2015

A proposal to create a memorial in San Francisco for the so-called “comfort women,” has created a controversy within the city’s Japanese American community.




LA Ethnic Media Promote Citizenship in September

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Sep 05, 2015

In celebration of Citizenship Day on September 17, organizations across Los Angeles are hosting free workshops all month long.




Vietnam Failed To Release Political Prisoners on National Day

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

A US congressman has written to President Truong Tan Sang to express “extreme disappointment” that no political prisoners were included in a mass amnesty granted to mark National Day on September 2.




Syria's Refugees: Poetry Doesn't Help; Action Needed

Arab American News, Editorial, Posted: Sep 04, 2015

The photo of Aylan Kurdi, the Syrian child who drowned and washed on the shores of Turkey, has inspired volumes of poetry and sympathy. But words and tears will not help the people of Syria. Actions are needed by all governments— including ours— which considers itself the leading force in the free world.




JACL criticizes Trump and Bush’s comments on Asians

Nichibei Times, News Report, Posted: Sep 04, 2015

The Japanese American Citizens League issued a statement Aug. 27 responding to recent remarks Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Jeb Bush have made regarding Asians.




Rethinking the American Dream Ahead of the Paris Climate Talks

New America Media, News Analysis, Andrew Lam, Posted: Sep 04, 2015

Garbage has become the legacy of our era. The largest human-made structure used to be the Great Wall of China. Today it's the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.




Adultos Mayores Se Mantienen En Forma En Bayview

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

Deborah McNaulty hace lo posible para no faltar a la clase semanal gratis de yoga para personas mayores en TriFusion Yoga Studio aquí en el Bayview. Esta madre de 61 años de edad y entusiasta del ejercicio físico va de su casa en Bernal Heights a estirarse, retorcerse y reforzar su cuerpo al estudio de la vecindad.




Gennady Golovkin: A Triple G-Force to Be Reckoned With

Koream Magazine, News Report, Steve Kim/photographs by Mike Lee, Posted: Sep 04, 2015

Undefeated in his professional career, middleweight boxing champion Gennady Golovkin has a lethal jab inside the ring but an easy grin outside of it. Learn why this part Korean, Kazakh boxer is sweeping fans off their feet.




Redemption Song: Former Gang Member Now Helps Incarcerated Youth

Koream Magazine, News Feature, Story and photography by Jimmy Lee, Posted: Sep 03, 2015

A former gang member is now executive director of the nonprofit Project Kinship, which works with the at-risk population and the formerly incarcerated.




En el Corazón de Tenderloin, Un Espacio Deportivo Abierto Mantiene Sanos a Los Niños

New America Media, News Report, Wayne Chen, Posted: Sep 03, 2015

Son los primeros días de julio en San Francisco y las escuelas están cerradas. Aquí en el barrio de Tenderloin, la mayoría de los niños no se quedan pegados a sus video-consolas, como muchos de sus pares en otras partes. Al contrario, casi 50 niños cuyas edades todavía tienen un solo dígito están tirando canastas en el Centro Deportivo de Tenderloin [Tenderloin Recreation Center] en la Calle Ellis, donde los voluntarios de "Up On Top" se involucran con ellos.




Health Watchdog Put E-Cigarette Manufacturers On Notice

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Sep 03, 2015

A California health watchdog put e-cigarette manufacturers on alert, warning them to recall their products or be sued.




Shiprock Approves University Study on San Juan River After Toxic Spill Accident

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Sep 02, 2015

Shiprock Chapter Sunday passed two resolutions in connection with the Aug. 5 Gold King Mine spill: one to allow Navajo scientists to study the incident and another to convene a meeting with President Russell Begaye and Shiprock’s surrounding chapters to come up with a strategy to deal with the shutoff of the canals coming from the San Juan River.




Black Lives AND Police Lives Both Matter

New America Media, Op-ed, Earl Ofari Hutchinson , Posted: Sep 02, 2015

Civil rights groups have been emphatic that attacks on police officers are despicable and outrageous and reinforce the false and irresponsible notion that civil rights groups are anti-police.




Conozca al maestro de yoga que está ayudando a fortalecer el corazón de Bayview

New America Media, News Report, Jenny Manrique, Posted: Sep 02, 2015

Como si fuera un tesoro escondido, la muy conocida 3rd Street en Bayview alberga el TriFusion Yoga Studio en la esquina con la Newcomb Avenue. Confundido con un gimnasio durante la apertura, se ha convertido en un objeto de curiosidad para los transeúntes que se paran a mirar por las ventanas para encontrarse con la imagen de mujeres colgadas de la llamada "Muralla de Yoga", que emplea correas ajustables para que los estudiantes se estiren y mantengan el equilibrio.




With the Coming U.S.-China Summit, Obama Can Make History

New America Media, News Analysis, George Koo, Posted: Sep 02, 2015

Obama will have accomplished something that has eluded all seven of U.S. presidents that preceded him: a spectacular foreign policy with China.




Guarda el teléfono: Es hora de jugar al Power Play

New America Media, News Report, Julia Cherner, Posted: Sep 02, 2015

Son las 3 de una tarde de julio en la casa de dos pisos del Boys and Girls Mission Clubhouse aquí en la Calle Alabama, y ha comenzado el cierre de las actividades en las salas de arriba. La directora Melissa Gibson lo supervisa mientras su plantilla apaga las computadoras y confirma que los teléfonos celulares están guardados.




Hidden Poor Highest Among Elder Black and Latino Households

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

Nearly one in five adults over age 65 in California, that is, around 772,000 elders, endure financial hardship, unable to afford basic needs.




El Ejercicio Es El Nuevo Rompe-Estrés Para Los Niños de la Misión

New America Media, News Report, Nayoon Jin, Posted: Sep 01, 2015

La YMCA de la Misión recibió premios Healthy Apple por la excelencia en el cuidado de niños en 2013: el bronce en nutrición, el bronce en actividad física, y el dorado en reducción de tiempo frente a la pantalla.




Ashley Callingbull, Cree Model and Actress, Is Your New Mrs. Universe!

Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Sep 01, 2015

As we told you on Friday, Ashley Callingbull -- married Name Ashley Burnham -- was in Minsk, Belarus, competing in the 2015 Mrs. Universe pageant.




More Blacks Receive Denials Than Access to Home Mortgages

NNAP, News Report, Posted: Sep 01, 2015

By late 2014, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, only 42 percent of Black families were homeowners, more than 22 percentage points lower than that of the nation (64 percent) and 30 percentage points lower than that of whites (72 percent).




Asian American Voters Will Punish Candidates with Anti-Immigrant Views

AAPI Data, News Report, Posted: Sep 01, 2015

Last week, Jeb Bush and Carly Fiorina came under fire for their offensive comments on Asian immigrants. Bush noted in his visit to border city McAllen, TX, that the phenomenon of so-called “anchor babies” was “frankly, more related to Asian people,”




Federally Funded Health Clinic Guides Uninsured to Life-Saving Care

New America Media, News Feature, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Sep 01, 2015

Community health clinics are the safety nets for those left out of the Affordable Care Act for being undocumented.