Xi to Visit Hanoi Amid Rising Tension in South China Sea

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Oct 31, 2015

Vietnamese leaders have directly challenged the legality of China’s recent moves to develop once partially submerged reefs in the Spratly islands into potential military bases.

Racial Profiling of Chinese Americans Will Only Hurt America

New America Media, Commentary, George Koo, Posted: Oct 31, 2015

No different from the governments under Nazi Germany or Stalin’s Soviet Union, our government does not make mistakes—none that they could admit.

With Prop 47, A Release from the Stigma of a Past Felony

Richmond Pulse, News Report, Nancy DeVille, Posted: Oct 29, 2015

Some called him in for interviews, while others skipped over him when they noticed his felony record. And even finding quality housing was a struggle.

Francisco Herrera: Why I Am Running for SF Mayor

New America Media, Question & Answer, Elena Shore, Posted: Oct 28, 2015

Francisco Herrera, the only Latino candidate running for San Francisco mayor, launched his campaign when he realized the city was losing its diversity.

Walmart Takes Down Israeli Soldier Costume After Outrage

Arab American Media, News Report, Staff, Posted: Oct 28, 2015

Walmart took down the page for a children’s Israeli soldier Halloween costume after outrage from the Arab American community and Palestinian solidarity activists.

Using Cosplay to Get Through Anxiety

New America Media, News Feature, Stacey Arevalo, Posted: Oct 28, 2015

Her heart rate starts rising. Her hands begin to sweat and shake. She paces back and forth. She found relief through cosplay.

What to Make of Ben Carson’s Surge?

New America Media, News Analysis, Earl Ofari Hutchinson , Posted: Oct 28, 2015

Carson's burst on the scene has been a mix of mystery, anomaly, and fascination, and groupie awe.

Californians Want E-Cigarettes Regulated

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

A large majority of California’s registered voters believe that electronic cigarettes lead to nicotine addiction among young people and need to be regulated, according to a new study by The Field Poll.

Frozen Korean Meals Enter SoCal Markets

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Oct 27, 2015

Easy, microwaveable Korean foods — frozen japchae and bibimbap — from a U.S.-based producer, Mindful Food Corp., have found their way to Gelson’s supermarkets.

African Immigrants Express Frustration Over Driver's License Hurdles

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Oct 27, 2015

Many African immigrants have to go through a secondary review process in order to apply for a California driver’s license under AB 60.

Vietnam Watches as US Challenges China in the South China Sea

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

Tensions in the South China Sea look set to escalate following a direct challenge by the United States to China’s recent build-up in the disputed Spratly Islands.

US Warship Sails Near China’s Artificial Islands in South China Sea

Inquirer , News Report, Posted: Oct 27, 2015

The USS Lassen passed within 12 nautical miles of at least one of the land formations Beijing claims in the disputed Spratly Islands.

Are Cops in Classrooms a Danger to Our Kids?

The Root, News Analysis, Charles F. Coleman Jr. , Posted: Oct 27, 2015

Instead of ensuring safety and protection, the presence of law enforcement in schools is too often disciplinary in nature

I Was Told to “Man Up”: Learning How to Talk About Depression

New America Media, First Person, Jerell Johnson as told to Kitty Rodriguez, Posted: Oct 27, 2015

Joining the military after graduating from high school seemed like the best and quickest way to leave the stress of my environment.

The Trouble With Dollar General: SCOTUS Takes on Tribal Jurisdiction in Sexual Assault Case Read

Indian Country News, News Feature, Suzette Brewer , Posted: Oct 27, 2015

During the course of his brief internship, the boy alleged that he was sexually assaulted several times during work hours by the store’s manager.

Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Complaint Against No-Fly List

Arab American Media, News Report, Ali Harb, Posted: Oct 26, 2015

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled Monday that the federal district court should consider a legal complaint against the No-Fly List.

World Health Organization Warns Processed, Red Meats Can Cause Cancer

Washington Weekly, News Report, Posted: Oct 26, 2015

The World Health Organization issued a statement early Monday warning that based on evidence from hundreds of studies, eating processed meat such as bacon, sausage, hot dogs and ham -- which is salted, cured or smoked to enhance or preserve flavor -- can cause cancer.

More South Korean Athletes in Trouble for Gambling

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Oct 26, 2015

Another 13 current and former athletes were also taken in for making bets online in illegal sports gambling.

Ben Carson: Abortion Is Like Slavery

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

The retired neurosurgeon told NBC’s Chuck Todd Sunday that abortion should be outlawed, with almost no exceptions.

Last Minute Appeal in Disputed Death Penalty Case in Vietnam

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

His original convictions were overturned twice on appeal. However, the death sentence imposed at Manh’s third trial was upheld.

College Breaks the Silence on Student Depression Crisis

New America Media, News Report, George White, Posted: Oct 25, 2015

Students at Pierce College are creating platforms to tell their stories and encouraging classmates to seek treatment for depression.

Five Lessons for Indian Country From the Canadian Elections

Indian Country Today, News Analysis, Mark Trahant, Posted: Oct 23, 2015

Aboriginal voters in Canada appeared to have turned out in record numbers, electing 10 Native people to Parliament.

Reel Food -- Five Short Films on Growing Sustainability

VoiceWaves, Video, Posted: Oct 23, 2015

VoiceWaves youth reporters produced five short films highlighting positive food justice stories in the city.

First Mandarin-Speaking MP Elected in Canada

New Canadian Media, News Analysis, Shan Qiao, Posted: Oct 23, 2015

For the first time in Canada’s electoral history a Mandarin-speaking member of Parliament was elected.

US Criticizes Vietnam On Religious Freedom

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Oct 22, 2015

The report said most complaints related to harassment by local rather than central authorities, and that systematic efforts were made to suppress the activities of groups that resisted close government supervision

Trump Under Fire for Saying He Would Close U.S. Mosques

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Oct 22, 2015

Donald Trump is under fire from Muslim groups after stating in an interview on the Fox Business Network that he would shut down mosques in the U.S.

Vietnam Activists Urge Leaders to Cancel Visit by China's Xi

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

Mr Xi can expect a far more ambivalent reception closer to home on one of his next foreign visits – an expected autumn visit to Vietnam.

Seattle’s Vietnamese-American Community Leads Protest Against Rock Band named Viet Cong

International Examiner, News Report, Posted: Oct 21, 2015

The actual militia group Viet Cong was responsible for the deaths, torture, and displacement of thousands of Vietnamese people during the Vietnam War. According to some of the protesters, many of their relatives have been directly impacted by the Viet Cong.

Cosby, Not Ebony Magazine, Fanned Stereotypes of the Black Family

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Oct 21, 2015

Ebony Magazine stirred a mini-firestorm of rage when it dredged up an old photo shot of the TV Cosby show family, plopped it on its November cover.

What a Trump Presidency Would Mean For Native People

Indian Country News, Commentary, Gyasi Ross, Posted: Oct 21, 2015

There are plenty more examples. And while we don’t have absolute certainty as to who will be best for Native people in this upcoming election cycle, we do know who will be the worst for Native people, Mexicans and black folks.

Ebony's Cosby Cover Sparks Social Media Firestorm

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Oct 21, 2015

he November cover of Ebony magazine depicting a shattered photo of TV's famed "Cosby Show" cast has sparked a maelstrom on social media, with many blasting the publication for the cover's negative connotations and others equally unsure how to react to the provocative image.

In Favor of Sanctuary Cities

New America Media, News Analysis, Posted: Oct 20, 2015

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday voted 54-46 against a bill that would have defunded so-called "sanctuary cities."

California’s Investment in Global Warming Reduction Programs Score Well

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

Editor’s note: California’s cap-and-trade program, which charges major polluters for their greenhouse gas emissions, has generated close to $3 billion in fines, which have gone to finance projects that further reduce greenhouse gas emissions. According to The Greenlining Institute, this represents the largest climate justice investment in U.S. history.

Syrian army and Russian Jets Attack on Several Fronts

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

Syrian troops and their allies, backed by Russian jets, attacked rebel-held towns north of the city of Homs on Thursday, targeting a long-held and strategic enclave of opposition to President Bashar al-Assad.

NYC’s Asian Boomers Lack Retirement Savings

Inquirer.net, News Report, Anthony Advincula , Posted: Oct 16, 2015

About 36 percent of Generation X-ers and Baby Boomers do not have retirement saving plans— either work-sponsored or personal accounts— at all.

Fresh Off The Boat Picked Up For Nine More Episodes

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

Fans of ABC’s “Fresh Off The Boat” can rejoice after the studio announced the show would be picked up for nine more episodes during its second season run. That pushes the total from 13 to 22 episodes for the sitcom.

Dearborn Activists to Rally in Support of Palestinian Resistance

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Oct 15, 2015

Many young people have been involved in the situation, such as 13-year-old Palestinian Ahmed Manasrah, who was shot and taunted by Israeli authorities as he lay bleeding on the pavement. Video of the incident went viral, and Israeli police claim the boy and his cousin stabbed two Israelis and ran away, prompting the shooting.

Domestic Violence Survivors Urge San Francisco to Reject New Deportation Program

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Oct 14, 2015

Maria Hernandez, who came to the US from Mexico in the ‘90s was afraid to report her domestic abuser for fear of of deportation.

Mike Huckabee Tweets Racist Joke

AsAmNews, News Report, Len Patel, Posted: Oct 14, 2015

Huckabee only dug himself a bigger hole when he followed that with “poor liberals think its racist to deplore a brutal dictatorship. #DemDebate” It’s obvious he hasn’t a clue about why dog jokes are offensive to Asian Americans.

Poll: Support for Hillary Clinton Drops Among California Democrats

Asian Journal , News Report, Allyson Escobar, Posted: Oct 14, 2015

47 percent Californians support Hillary Clinton (down 19 points from May) while 35 percent support Bernie Sanders (up 26 points from May).

Hillary Front-Runner for D.C. Dems in First Debate

Washington Informer , News Report, Posted: Oct 14, 2015

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton emerged the consensus leader following the first Democratic presidential debate, according to a crowd gathered for a debate watch party hosted by D.C. Council member Anita Bonds.

Banking While Black: College Teens Chased and Cuffed by Cops After White Woman Says she is

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

On the video, which was circulated on social media, Goolsby is on the ground, as two white officers appear to twist Goolsby's arm behind his back. Goolsby can be heard yelling in pain while the officers' yell, "stop resisting."

Mexico's Human Rights Abuse and Protests

New America Media, News Report, 

Manuel Ortiz , Posted: Oct 14, 2015

Mexico has a severe human rights and insecurity crisis, but its government is intolerant with its critics, according to UN rights official Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein.

Number of Black Teachers Rapidly Declines as Minority Student Population Increases

Washington Weekly, News Report, Posted: Oct 13, 2015

The minority population has grown tremendously since the year 2000. According to the Census Bureau, the Hispanic population growth is due to U.S. births–and Asian population growth is due primarily to immigration since 2012.

5 Reasons to Watch Tonight’s Democratic Debate

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

Five Democratic presidential candidates take the stage Tuesday night in a gladiator-style, verbal free-for-all. Only one will emerge victorious ... but the others just might make a name for themselves

Did a Mass Killer Get it Right in Blaming the Media?

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Oct 13, 2015

A young, single, loner type male shoots up a campus, theater, or mall. He etches out a “manifesto” or a YouTube rant. It quickly goes viral.

Is there A Silver Lining in the War on ISIS?

Arab American News, News Analysis, Ghassan Michel Rubeiz, Posted: Oct 13, 2015

In the international war on ISIS, a hidden silver lining is emerging: serious self-criticism within Muslim society and growing convergence of opinion of world leaders on ISIS.

How a Car’s Breakdown Led to an App Breakthrough

The Root, News Report, Posted: Oct 12, 2015

We’re in a foreign place and something goes wrong with our car, and we’re stuck searching for a way to fix it before any further issue can arise—without being half extorted for our money for an emergency repair. Well, now there’s an app for that.

Minister Farrakhan Advocates for Black Unity at March Anniversary

Washington Informer, News Feature, D. Kevin McNeir, Posted: Oct 12, 2015

A sea of Black men, women and children covered every bit of open space on the National Mall during the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, held on Saturday, Oct. 10 in DC.

U.S. Sen. Heinrich Tours Uranium Sites on Navajo

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Oct 12, 2015

Located in the stony hills of Red Valley and accessible only by four-wheel-drive vehicle, the mine stares blankly at the breathtaking vistas in this remote area where an estimated 175 mines once operated.

Here's Why More States, Cities Need to Repeal Columbus Day

Indian Country Today, Commentary, Sarah Sunshine Manning, Posted: Oct 12, 2015

Deceptive. Greedy. Murderer. Racist. Not exactly characteristics of a hero, and certainly not the makings of a man worthy of a national holiday.

Mars Colonization a No-go in Next 20-30 Years, Says NASA Scientist Amitabh Ghosh

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

National Aeronautics and Space Administration scientist Amitabh Ghosh said that although the discovery of liquid water on Mars does open up immense possibilities, colonization of the red planet is still a distant possibility.

Prominent Vietnamese Dissident Faces Threat of Long Prison Term

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

A former army officer and recently released political prisoner, Tran Ahn Kim, is thought to be facing a long term imprisonment.

California Governor Signs Health for All Kids Bill

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Oct 09, 2015

In May 2016, undocumented children in California will be able to enroll in comprehensive health care.

#GoodMuslimBadMuslim’s Taz Ahmed Shakes Up the Mainstream Narrative

Audrey Magazine, News Feature, Jean Ho, Posted: Oct 09, 2015

Sometimes the best ideas arise from outlandish jokes shared between friends — something so silly and farfetched that you’d never think other people would actually be interested in it, too.

How Ben Carson, Whom Murdoch Calls a “Real Black President,” Will Govern

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Oct 08, 2015

Forget the racial insult, the stock rightwing putdown of Obama, and the fact that this preposterous dig came from Rupert Murdoch.

Vietnam on the spot as Trans-Pacific Partnership Ratification Battle Begins

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Oct 08, 2015

Ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership in the United States was never expected to be easy. The shock decision by Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party front-runner, to oppose it gives an early indication of just how fraught the process is likely to be.

Right Wing Social Media Users Call for Bombing Dearborn After Fox Report

Arab American News, News Report, Ali Harb, Posted: Oct 08, 2015

The report that a woman was stoned in Dearborn last year was one of many false allegations by Fox News on Arabs and Muslims in the city.

Santee Sioux Assert Tribal Sovereignty, Open First Marijuana Resort

Indian Country News, News Report, Sarah Sunshine Manning, Posted: Oct 08, 2015

The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe is blazing a new trail for tribal nations. As the first tribe to venture into marijuana legalization by opening the nation’s first marijuana resort, the tribe is ushering in new possibilities for tribal sovereignty. Even despite the expected risks, tribal leaders are pressing forward with confidence.

Resident-on-Resident Abuse a Common Problem at Nursing Homes

Buffalo News/New America Media , News Report, Melinda Miller , Posted: Oct 08, 2015

Families seeking a nursing home for a relative worry about the food, medical care and staffing--but rarely about abuse by other residents, says a recent study.

Maxine Waters Seeking Wage Gap Solutions

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Oct 07, 2015

It's been well-documented that Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-California) has been out front on finding solutions to the ever-widening wealth gap in America that has resulted in devastating realities for African Americans and other minorities.

Decisive Moment for Vietnam as Trans-Pacific Partnership is Agreed

Vietnam Right Now , News Analysis, Staff, Posted: Oct 07, 2015

It’s the largest regional trade pact ever agreed – and according to some economists, Vietnam could emerge as the biggest winner.

Putin: Friend or Foe in Syria?

Arab American Media, News Analysis, Pat Buchanan, Posted: Oct 07, 2015

What Vladimir Putin is up to in Syria makes far more sense than what President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry appear to be up to in Syria.

Physician-Assisted Death Becomes Legal in California

Health Journalism, News Report, Liz Seegert , Posted: Oct 06, 2015

Gov. Jerry Brown signed California’s controversial End of Life Option Act, which permits physician-aided death for terminally ill patients.

Indian American Couple Gifts $100 Million to New York University's School of Engineering

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

An Indian American couple, Chandrika and Ranjan Tandon, has donated $100 million to New York University’s School of Engineering.

Get Stopped by the Police? There’s an App for That

The Root, News Feature, Sharee Silerio, Posted: Oct 06, 2015

A cellphone app that records police stops is the people’s “body camera.” The ACLU will review the incident reports and videos submitted.

S.F. Board Unanimously Passes ‘Comfort Women’ Memorial Resolution

Nichi Bei Weekly, News Report, Tomo Hirai , Posted: Oct 06, 2015

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to pass a resolution urging the creation of a memorial in San Francisco for the so-called “comfort women” of World War II.

Tribes: ‘Environmental Racism’ Behind Plan to Store Nuke Waste Under Yucca Mountain

Indian Country News, News Report, Posted: Oct 06, 2015

A proposal to store nuclear waste under Yucca Mountain, shelved by President Barack Obama in 2010, has been revived. And both the Western Shoshone and Timbisha Shoshone tribes have termed the plan “environmental racism.”

Legendary Activist and Writer, Grace Lee Boggs, Died at 100

Angry Asian Man, News Report, Posted: Oct 05, 2015

Detroit icon was an activist for civil rights, Black Power, labor and environmental justice movements.

Texas Mom Calls Out Textbook Company for Calling Slavery ‘Immigration’ and Slaves ‘Workers’

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

Roni Dean-Burren posted a YouTube video challenging publisher McGraw-Hill after learning that her son’s World Geography textbook referred to the trans-Atlantic slave trade as “immigration” and slaves as “workers."

I Told My Students Last Week There Would Be a Mass Shooting This Week-And I Was Right

New America Media, Commentary, Matt Amaral, Posted: Oct 05, 2015

One thing you might not know about teachers is that deep down, we fear for our lives.

How Bad is California’s Drought? 

Asian Journal , News Report, Allyson Escobar, Posted: Oct 05, 2015

Because Californians have saved so much, water regulators have for the most part been able to avoid levying big fines on local water districts for failing to meet their conservation targets, ranging from 4 to 36 percent, compared with 2013 levels.

Countdown Continues for Historic Gathering: Twentieth Anniversary of Million Man March Approaching

Washington Informer, News Feature, Posted: Oct 05, 2015

Final preparations are being made for the 20th anniversary of the 1995 Million Man March, which drew an estimated two million men from all across the country. October 10, 2015, is expected to include a diverse crowd for the "Justice or Else!" march that will take place on the National Mall beginning with community prayer at 7 a.m.

Hillary Clinton Asks NC Governor to Veto Anti-Immigrant Bill

Univision.com, News Report, Posted: Oct 05, 2015

Hillary Clinton is asking North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory to veto a bill that bans immigrants from being able to use foreign documents as identification.

How Digital India is WhatsApping Mob Violence and Lynching

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

Soon the iron smith was dead, his son in hospital and #DadriLynching was the latest hashtag of shame on Twitter.

Debts, Loans and Scams - What You Don’t Know Could Hurt You

New America Media, Question & Answer, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Oct 05, 2015

Immigrants who don't speak English, or don't understand how our financial system works, can be especially vulnerable to scams.

The Oregon Massacre Won't Shake NRA Stranglehold

New America Media, News Analysis, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Oct 05, 2015

Obama didn't single out Congressional Republicans as the prime culprits, but it was strongly implied that he meant them in the congressional genuflection to the NRA.

Why Did the Washington Post Single Out Black Chamber Leader for Front-Page Criticism?

Trice Edney Wire News , News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Oct 04, 2015

As the head of a business chamber, Mr. Alford represents the interests of his members. He has done so publicly and unapologetically.

Vietnamese Americans Look Back and at The Syrian Refugees Crisis

Al Jazeera, Video, Posted: Oct 03, 2015

Decades ago, Vietnamese refugees made boat journeys just as dangerous as those facing Syrians today. This is their story.

‘Senior Villages’ Struggle with Call to Diversify

KQED California Report/New America Media , News Report, April Dembosky, Posted: Oct 03, 2015

“Senior Villages” are neighborhood caring and sharing networks to help elders age at home. But some agency funding is requiring more diverse memberships.

#WordsMatter — No Human Being is ‘Illegal’

Coachella Unincorporated, Commentary, Karla Martinez, Posted: Oct 02, 2015

I remember hearing the words “illegal alien” thrown around, and I immediately wanted to hide my father.

Adopted as a Child, Filipino-Born Man Faces Deportation from U.S.

Inquirer.net, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Oct 02, 2015

Adam Lieber was adopted by his American mother from the Philippines when he was an infant.

Does DACA Make You More Dateable?

New America Media / Long Beach VoiceWaves, News Feature, Michael Lozano, Posted: Oct 02, 2015

Long Beach resident Chando Kem says getting DACA improved his mental health, his work life and even his love life.

Why Hillary Won’t Fail

New America Media, News Analysis, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Oct 02, 2015

Whether Democrat, Republican, conservative, liberal, moderate, or independent, voters prefer a candidate who stands for reform not a radical overhaul of the system.

Chicago Immigrant Leader Appointed Michoacan Secretary of Migration

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

a well-known immigrant leader in Chicago, has been appointed to head the Secretaria de Migrantes in Michoacan, Mexico

Asian Immigrants Likely to Overtake Hispanics in US Population

Asian Journal, News Report, Allyson Escobar, Posted: Oct 01, 2015

According to a new report by the Pew Research Center, Asians are on track to become the largest population of immigrants in the United States.

Beef Ban Extremism: Someone’s Dinner is Now Part of a Criminal Probe in UP, India

New America Media, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Oct 01, 2015

The rumour of beef and pig tallow greasing cartridges is supposed to have spawned what the British called the Indian mutiny. That was 1857.