Florida Study: Blacks Least Apt to Get Shingles Protection

Miami Times/New America Media , News Report, Carolyn Guniss , Posted: Dec 31, 2015

A Florida study found that even though shingles is a debilitatingly painful virus, many African American seniors do not get the one-shot vaccine to prevent it.

Black Lives Matter: A year of Anger, Activism and Action

Final Call, News Report, Starla Muhammad, Charlene Muhammad, Posted: Dec 31, 2015

The Final Call examines what 2015 meant for Black America and what new year may bring.

Recapping Progress and Pollution in 2015

New America Media, Commentary, Aaron Viles, Posted: Dec 31, 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, environmentalists have a lot of things for which to be grateful and on which to reflect.

Comfort Women Deal Backfires for President Park Geun-hye

Korea Times, News Report, Kang Seung-woo, Posted: Dec 30, 2015

South Korean President Park Geun-hye is facing mounting criticism for allegedly rushing to end the decades-long dispute over the “comfort women” without considering public sentiment.

Vietnamese Internet Critics Warned

Vietnam Right Now, News Analysis, Posted: Dec 30, 2015

The Vietnamese government has warned against the use of the internet to attack the Communist Party, amid swirling rumours of divisions and infighting in the run-up to the party congress in January.

Working Poor Still Uninsured Despite Government Programs: Report

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

As many as five million of the nation's working poor are uninsured despite an array of state and federal policies aimed at helping them obtain health care, according to a comprehensive review by USA Today.

Bill Cosby Charged in 2004 Sexual Assault

The Root, News Report, Posted: Dec 30, 2015

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of embattled entertainer Bill Cosby for allegedly drugging and raping former Temple University employee Andrea Constand back in 2004.

India-U.S. Relations: A Year of 'Modbama Bromance'

India West, News Analysis, Posted: Dec 30, 2015

A "budding bromance" between India and the U.S. or "Modbama" as Foreign Policy called it, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama, took their ties to a new high in the year gone by.

California Latest State Requiring Hospitals to Keep Caregivers in the Loop

Kaiser Health News/New America Media , News Report, Anna Gorman, Posted: Dec 30, 2015

California just became one of 18 states to require hospitals to inform and train family caregivers to provide often complex care at home.

Trigger Happy Chicago Cops Still Run the City

North Star News Today, News Report, Frederick H. Lowe, Posted: Dec 29, 2015

After another police shooting, black residents of Chicago say 'trigger happy cops' continue to open fire even as a Dpt. of Justice investigation is underway.

Here Is how 'President' Trump Will Govern

New America Media, News Report, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Dec 29, 2015

There’s no shortage of chatter about GOP Presidential contender Donald Trump campaigning. But almost nothing has been said about how a “President” Trump would actually govern

Ageism, Attitude Can Impact Your Physical and Brain Health

U.S. News & World Report/New America Media , News Report, Lisa Esposito, Posted: Dec 29, 2015

Buying into negative age stereotypes may expose people to brain decline and increased blood pressure and higher stress levels.

Jeh Johnson, Michael Nutter and Donald Trump -- Peas in a Pod?

AL DÍA News Media, Op-ed, Sabrina Vourvoulias, Posted: Dec 28, 2015

While decrying Trump's fear of Muslims, Nutter and Johnson are targeting another of his preferred scapegoats: undocumented immigrants.

Grand Jury Declines to Indict Officers in Tamir Rice Shooting

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Dec 28, 2015

The shooting was one of the flashpoints in the Black Lives Matter movement against police brutality and racism against blacks.

India Questioning Deportation of Indian Students from U.S.

IANS I, News Report, Arun Kumar, IANS I , Posted: Dec 28, 2015

India has questioned the deportation of some students from India when they came to the U.S. with valid student visas to study at two Silicon Valley institutions which have denied being "blacklisted.”

Actor Samuel L. Jackson: Muslim Americans Are The New Blacks

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Dec 28, 2015

Actor Samuel L. Jackson came to the defense of Muslim Americans while doing promotion for his new film “The Hateful Eight,” out in theaters on News Years Eve.

Immigrant Rights Groups Denounce Deportation Plans

CHIRLA, News Report, Posted: Dec 28, 2015

Immigrant rights advocates will announce a national campaign to condemn the plan.

New Raids of Central American Families to Begin in New Year?

Latino Rebels, News Report, Posted: Dec 28, 2015

U.S. Homeland Security is reported to be planning raids to deport hundreds of Central American families who fled violence.

U.S. Policy Shifts From Detente To Deterrence in the South China Sea

New America Media, News Analysis, Andrew Lam, Posted: Dec 28, 2015

The U.S. must restore balance in the region, which means risking confrontation when all else fails.

Richmond Residents Show Support for Local Mosque

Richmond Pulse, News Report, Edgardo Cervano-Soto, Posted: Dec 27, 2015

On Christmas Eve, nearly 150 residents of Richmond gathered at Masjid Al Rahman to show their support for the city’s Muslim community. Neighbors and allies who convened at the mosque, many for the first time, wrote paper messages of support such as “We Are One” and “Solidarity, ” and posted them onto the doors of the mosque.

What Prompts Elder Abuse? Researchers Find Common Triggers

PBS Next Avenue/New America Media , News Report, Emily Gurnon , Posted: Dec 27, 2015

A new study looked into criminal case files to uncover common triggers for the battering of seniors.

Christmas in Kolkata

New America Media, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Dec 23, 2015

It’s hardly Santaland but as Christmas approaches Montoo’s bakery in a dingy lane in in central Kolkata is one of Kolkata’s hottest addresses.

19 Students Barred from Boarding Air India Flight to San Francisco

India West, News Report, Posted: Dec 23, 2015

Air India staff Dec. 20 had to turn back 19 students from boarding a flight in Hyderabad headed for San Francisco when they learned the universities they would be attending are blacklisted by the U.S. government.

Diaspora Supports Thaw with Tehran

New Canadian Media, News Report, Posted: Dec 23, 2015

Analysts and members of the Iranian-Canadian community say they are optimistic about a thawing of relations between Iran and Canada now that a new government is in power.

In NYC, Helping Investors from Turkic Lands

Voices of NY, News Report, Posted: Dec 23, 2015

TACC serves not only the vibrant Turkish business community, but also business interests from Central Asian countries like Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan, in order to facilitate commerce between the U.S. and Turkic countries and to establish partnerships between Turkic and American business people.

Malnutrition: A Hidden Epidemic in Elders--Especially Latinos

La Raza/New America Media , News Report, Marcela Cartagena, Posted: Dec 23, 2015

Statistics indicate malnutrition among elders has increased dramatically in past decades and there are not enough health professionals and planning to combat the issue.

La Malnutrición: La Epidemia Oculta Entre Los Adultos Mayores

La Raza/New America Media , News Report, Marcela Cartagena, Posted: Dec 23, 2015

Estadísticas indican que la malnutrición entre las personas de la tercera edad ha aumentado alarmantemente en las últimas décadas, y hay pocos profesionales y planes para atender el problema

Native American Tribes Donate $600,000 to Terrorist Attack Victims

Indian Country News, News Report, Posted: Dec 22, 2015

Two Native American tribes have jointly donated $600,000 to aid the victims of a terrorist attack that claimed the lives of 14 people at a disabilities service center in San Bernardino, California, earlier this month.

Indian MPs Greet Plea To Amend Section 377 With Jeers, Jokes: Ignorance Or Indifference?

New America Media, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Dec 22, 2015

The love that dares not speak its name lived up to its name in Indian Parliament.

FTC to Texans: Never Wire Money to Strangers

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Dec 22, 2015

The average amount that each victim in Texas lost to scams last year was $2,300 — and almost half of them paid or wired cash.

Oakland Accepts Obama’s Challenge

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Dec 21, 2015

President Obama is challenging 20 cities to get the most sign-ups in the state’s health care exchange and win a visit from him.

Human Rights Commission, Police, Justice Department to Probe Duterte’s Link to Extra Judicial Killings

Filam Star, News Report, Posted: Dec 21, 2015

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) appealed to the Department of Justice to conduct an investigation against Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in his alleged extra judicial killings in Davao.

Muslims and Islam: Key Findings in U.S., World: Pew Report

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

Muslims are the fastest-growing religious group in the world, according to a Pew report.

How Beijing Missed Out On a K-Pop Cultural Event

New America Media, News Analysis, George Koo, Posted: Dec 21, 2015

Arguably nobody knows more about the unpredictability in dealing with North Korea than China. Even so, Beijing was caught by surprise by the latest flap.

Program That Flags Chicago Cops At Risk of Misconduct Misses Most Officers

Chicago Reporter, News Report, Jonah Newman, Posted: Dec 21, 2015

The Chicago Police Department has an early intervention system that is supposed to flag officers at risk of serious misconduct. But it is not working.

Why Rep. Loretta Sanchez - And All Californians - Need to Remember Our History

New America Media, News Report, Reshma Shamasunder, Posted: Dec 19, 2015

Comments by one California Congressmember last week show that the ghosts of some of the most shameful chapters in our state's history have not entirely departed.

Making Juvenile Hall the Mental Health Provider of Last - Not First - Resort

New America Media, Question & Answer, Anna Challet, Posted: Dec 18, 2015

As many as 70 percent of the kids in California's juvenile detention centers are in need of mental health care, and most of them are not getting it.

Syrian Children Carry Trauma Into the Classroom

New Canadian Media, News Feature, Beatriz Paez, Posted: Dec 18, 2015

When Syrian refugee children arrive in Canadian classrooms for the very first time, the anxiety they feel might be more than simply first-day-of-school jitters.

Shock and Concern at Vietnamese Human Rights Activist’s Arrest

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Dec 17, 2015

European diplomats and human rights groups have expressed shock and concern at the arrest on Wednesday of the prominent human rights lawyer, Nguyen Van Dai.

Visa Waiver Program Overhaul is Discriminatory and Illegal

Arab American News, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Dec 17, 2015

At a time when America was busy denouncing Donald Trump's plan to ban Muslims from coming to the United States, Congress overwhelmingly passed a bill that restricts Arabs and Muslims' entry into the country.

American Bilingualism

New America Media, Commentary, Claudia Quach, Posted: Dec 17, 2015

What does it mean to be bilingual? Simply defined, it is the ability to use two languages. But are Americans bilingual?

After Paris Attacks, France's Ethnic Media See Opportunity for Change

New America Media, News Report, Nadia Henni-Moulai, Posted: Dec 14, 2015

After the attacks in November, French mainstream journalists began reaching out to reporters and editors serving the nation's Muslim community.

Expert: Stun-Guns Far From ‘Nonlethal’ Alternative to Bullets

New America Media, News Analysis, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Dec 11, 2015

While cities across the country debate the use of Tasers as “nonlethal” alternatives to police shootings, one expert says they’re never a good choice.

Rethinking Shari’a: Voices of Islam In California

Boom Journal, First Person, Mark Fathi Massoud and Kathleen M. Moore, Posted: Dec 11, 2015

Muslims are the world’s fastest growing religious group, and thousands of American Muslims have chosen to make California home.

Chicago Police Contract Scrutinized in The Aftermath of Laquan McDonald’s Death

Chicago Reporter, News Report, Adeshina Emmanuel , Posted: Dec 10, 2015

There have been several versions of the FOP contract ratified since the 1980s, but the provisions that City Council members want to put under a microscope aren’t new.

Houston Company Gives Every Employee $100,000 Christmas Bonus

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

A Houston company just made all of its employees' Christmas dreams come true after everyone, no matter his or her position or salary, received a $100,000 Christmas bonus.

KKK in Alabama Recruiting to Fight Islam

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Dec 10, 2015

The KKK in Alabama is recruiting Americans "to fight the spread of Islam in our country." The Alabama chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Alabama) on Wednesday called on public officials to repudiate growing Islamophobia following reports that the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan (KKK) is recruiting in the region.

Thinking Outside the Mosque: On Learning to be Muslim in America

New America Media/Boom Journal, News Feature, Anna Challet, Posted: Dec 10, 2015

If the American Muslim community has a tendency to isolate itself, to retreat from the rest of American society, Zaytuna College is where that insularity comes to die.

Chicago Style Shakeup: Top Cop Ousted But Who Will Go Next?

The Final Call, News Report, Ashed M. Muhammad, Posted: Dec 10, 2015

Scandals and charges of corruption and cover-ups taking toll of Rahm Emanuel's administration.

Trump Is the GOP's Frankenstein Creation

New America Media, News Analysis, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Dec 09, 2015

GOP leaders from House Majority leader Paul Ryan to Arizona Senator John McCain feverishly scramble to double and triple their distance from Trump.

Muslim Convenience Store Owner Beaten in New York/Woman Attacks Muslims in California Park

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Dec 09, 2015

The store owner, Sarker Haque, claims that suspect Piro Kolvani, 55, screamed that he would “kill Muslims” as he threw haymakers at the shop owner, but police and prosecutors have yet to charge him with committing a hate crime.

Amid Trump Anti-Muslim Furor, Muslim Rep. André Carson Receives Death Threat

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

Earlier this week, Trump released a statement, the first sentence of which called for "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on."

Jesse Jackson Leads Chicago Demonstrators

Washington Weekly, News Report, Posted: Dec 09, 2015

The Rev. Jesse Jackson and more than 400 demonstrators took to the streets Sunday to demand police accountability in Chicago – a city wrought with violence and still reeling from the release of a video showing a police officer unloading 16 shots into Black teenager Laquan McDonald.

Sometimes Only Donald Trump Can Trump Donald Trump

New America Media, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Dec 09, 2015

Trump is what would happen if the comments section became human & ran for President. That’s a very scary thought.

The Path to Water: Shari’a Revisioned

Boom Journal, Photo Essay, Mustafa Rony Zeno, Posted: Dec 09, 2015

Gym towels can become prayer rugs in a pinch. Clippers keep my pubic hair trimmed as the Prophet Muhammad commanded me.

The Dignity of Holly Woodlawn

New America Media, Commentary, Louis E.V. Nevaer, Posted: Dec 08, 2015

People like Holly Woodlawn, who strove to live their lives with dignity in a world that remains unsure of what to make of a man that shaves his legs and then he becomes a she.

San Francisco Police Chief: Mario Woods Shooting ‘Could Have Ended Differently if We Had Tasers’

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

On Monday, San Francisco's police chief, Greg Suhr, called for Tasers to be added to police officers' arsenals, adding that Woods' death could have been prevented if officers had been armed with a nonlethal option.

Why There is NO Such Thing as International Terrorism

Tikkun, Commentary, Uri Avnery , Posted: Dec 08, 2015

To declare war on “international terrorism” is nonsense. Politicians who do so are either fools or cynics, and probably both.

It’s Islamic Terrorism. So What?

New America Media, Commentary, Mohamed Ozeir, Posted: Dec 08, 2015

As a journalist and an activist, I don’t understand the whole enterprise of apologizing and publically denouncing any crime based on ethnic or religious consideration.

Meeting Spotlights LGBT-Aging Research From HIV to Isolation

Bay Area Reporter/New America Media , News Report, Matthew S. Bajko , Posted: Dec 08, 2015

Research revealing the needs of LGBT elders was more prominent than ever at the recent Gerontological Society of America meeting in Orlando.

No Criminal Charges for Chicago Cop in Fatal Shooting of Ronald Johnson

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

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez called Police Officer George Hernandez’s actions “reasonable and permissible,” citing that video released of Ronald Johnson III’s shooting death showed a gun.

Prominent Vietnamese Activist, Nguyen Van Dai, Badly Beaten in Latest Assault

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Dec 07, 2015

Dai is a former political prisoner and vice-president of the Brotherhood for Democracy. Hanoi is monitoring Dai and his group carefully.

Rethinking Terrorism, Guns and the Study of Violence

Trahant Reports, Commentary, Mark Trahant, Posted: Dec 07, 2015

Instead of a thoughtful conversation about climate change, or even guns and violence, terrorism dominates our discourse.

'They Call Us Terrorists' -- Islamophobia in CA Schools

Long Beach VoiceWaves, Audio, Michael Lozano, Posted: Dec 07, 2015

Muslim students in Long Beach say bullying and other encounters with Islamophobia by peers and teachers alike are a daily reality.

The Republicans Are Being Trumped

Pakistan Link, News Analysis, Nayyer Ali MD, Posted: Dec 07, 2015

This moment could not have come at a worse time for the sane Republican establishment hoping to derail Trump.

Rains in Chennai Again, 325 Dead As Waters Recede

India West, News Report, Posted: Dec 04, 2015

Chennai - Heavy rains battered Chennai again Dec. 4, just as life began to limp to normalcy amid persisting power cuts and food shortages here and three other Tamil Nadu districts where floods and downpour have claimed 325 lives.

The San Bernardino Massacre is Domestic Terrorism

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Dec 04, 2015

It was not premature to call the massacre terrorism, or more accurately domestic terrorism.

Escaping Conscription: One Syrian Man's Story

New Canadian Media, News Feature, Paul Rebar, Posted: Dec 04, 2015

Kareem doesn’t fit the image of a Syrian refugee often seen in the media, dressed in well-fitting business casual with a young professional’s composure.

Fighting Ageism in the Twitter Era (Getting Old Isn't All That Bad)

Arizona Republic/New America Media, Commentary, Linda Valdez , Posted: Dec 04, 2015

Experts at a major meeting on aging said tweets reveal extensive ageism in U.S. culture. They explored how to reverse this negativity as boomers grow older.

San Bernardino Shooting: Too Close to Home

The Voice, Op-ed, Paulette Brown-Hinds, PHD, Posted: Dec 03, 2015

The IE Voice Publisher, columnist and long-time community advocate in the Inland Empire, Paulette Brown-Hinds says Wednesday's massacre at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California, has destroyed the community's and region's sense of security.

Mass Shootings and the Media: What Is Terrorism?

Arab American News, News Analysis, Ali Harb, Posted: Dec 03, 2015

"MUSLIM KILLERS," read the main headline on the New York Post's front page Thursday morning.

Let It Be Pot: Two Washington State Tribes on Board

Indian Country, News Report, Richard Walker, Posted: Dec 03, 2015

For the Suquamish Tribe and the Squaxin Island Tribe, licensing the retail sale of marijuana and legalizing its use on their lands now seems unavoidable.

Obama, Aquino Vow to Stop China’s Territorial Claims In Southeast Asia

Filam Star, News Report, Posted: Dec 02, 2015

Obama and Aquino had met on the sideline of the Asia-Pacific Economic (APEC) Summit Leaders’ Meeting recently held in Manila and reportedly agreed that a “bold step” is needed to ease the tension in the contested areas heightened by China’s reclamation activities

World AIDS Day Celebrated Around the Globe

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Dec 02, 2015

"Getting to Zero" has been designated as the theme for World AIDS Day 2015, which is being celebrated Tuesday.

A Revolving Inferno: Central American Refugees in Southern Mexico

New America Media, News Analysis, Christopher Galeano, Posted: Dec 02, 2015

With the exception of a few recent articles, Central American refugees have been out of the headlines for almost a year.

Elder Hunger: New Efforts To Combat Common Malnutrition Among Seniors

WBUR Common Health/New America Media , News Report, Nell Lake, Posted: Dec 02, 2015

Malnutrition is surprisingly common among U.S. elders, said experts at a recent national conference on aging.

Bill Would Require California State Prisons to Distribute Condoms

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

Assemblymember Rob Bonta, D-Oakland, calls his bill a "sound preventative public health policy.”

LGBT Campaigners: Vietnam More Tolerant and Inclusive

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Dec 01, 2015

Human Rights Watch said the move was a small but significant step towards the recognition of transgender people’s rights.

Much Less than Meets the Eye in Chicago Police "Shake-Up"

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Dec 01, 2015

When the dust settles it will be back to business as usual the only difference is the one managing the business will have a black face.

Chicago Police Superintendent Out, Fired Amid Laquan McDonald Video Controversy

The Root, News Report, Posted: Dec 01, 2015

Someone had to go, and according to the Chicago Sun-Times, the someone is Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, who was reportedly fired by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Tuesday amid multiple controversies involving the Chicago Police Department.

Families Live Jammed into Chinatown Rooms in San Francisco

New America Media, News Report, Katherine Kam, Posted: Dec 01, 2015

In San Francisco Chinatown, an invisible world of struggle exist for hundreds of families crowded into residential hotels, commonly called single-room occupancy hotels.

El Niño To Bring Heavy Rains, Snow to Drought Stricken California

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

One of the most powerful El Niño storms on record is gathering strength in California, and is likely to bring heavy rains to key areas.