On Hollywood's Biggest Night, Asians Are the Joke, as Usual

Angry Asian Man, Commentary, Posted: Feb 29, 2016

And then Rock doubled down, as if daring us to see if anyone gave a shit about what he just said: "If anybody's upset about that joke, just tweet about it on your phone that was also made by these kids."

Vietnamese Bloggers Being Held Illegally

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Feb 29, 2016

Vinh, a former senior police officer, adopted the pen name Ba Sam, for his blog which exposed corruption and maladministration in the government.

David Duke Be Damned: When Will Donald Trump ‘Disavow’ the Klan?

The Root, News Report, Posted: Feb 29, 2016

He’s danced around the issue of getting support from white supremacists. It’s time to hold the Republican presidential front-runner accountable.

DiCaprio, The Revenant Take Home The Oscar, Indigenous People Get Shout-Out Read

Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Feb 29, 2016

During his acceptance speech, director Alejandro Iñárritu made a reference to all the support across "this continent."

Conservatives: With God As My Witness I Will not Vote for Donald Trump

New America Media, News Analysis, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Feb 29, 2016

They fear that he will actually be the party’s nominee. And if so, what will that do to the GOP party?

DACA Gives Korean Immigrant a ‘Shot in the Arm’

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Feb 29, 2016

As a DACA recipient, Cheong got a social security number, a driver’s license and work authorization. It was like a shot in the arm.

Zombie Movement in Vietnam Aims to Enlighten a Brainwashed Generation

Jackfroot, News Feature, Sahra Vang Nguyen, Posted: Feb 28, 2016

Nah began making a name for himself in South Vietnam’s underground rap community — joining one of the biggest rap crews, SouthGanZ.

Three Muslim Males Found Shot Dead Execution Style in Indiana

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Feb 27, 2016

The three victims whose bodies were found in a Fort Wayne home this week all died of gunshot wounds, the Allen County Coroner’s Office said early Friday.

Billionaire Khosla Wants California to Pay $30M for Road to Beach

India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Feb 27, 2016

Vinod is known for his commitment to green technology, but he is going to be remembered for this dust on his balance sheet.

Si no pudimos ser niños, ¿quién nos enseña a ser adultos?

New America Media, News Report, Jenny Manrique, Posted: Feb 26, 2016

Jóvenes en el sistema de cuidado de crianza, revelan las dificultades de transición a la adultez y el impacto en su salud mental.

Young People Reveal Holes in the Foster Care Safety Net

New America Media, News Feature, Text: Andrew Lam/Video: Edgardo Cervano-Soto, Posted: Feb 26, 2016

Foster kids are the best judge of their situation, and we would do a better job if we listened to them, experts say.

From DACA Recipient to Rocket Engineer

New America Media, News Report, Andrew Lam, Posted: Feb 25, 2016

Henry Yi is studying mechanical engineering and dreams of working for NASA. He is also an undocumented immigrant.

Activists Rally for Election in Vietnam, Challenging Communist Rule

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Doan Trang, Posted: Feb 25, 2016

A campaign to challenge the Communist party in upcoming legislative elections is gathering momentum despite signs that the police are closely monitoring potential independent candidates.

For Arab Americans, Elders Pave The Future

Al Enteshar/New America Media , News Feature, Julian Do, Posted: Feb 25, 2016

A challenging future is emerging for older Arab Americans and other elders from Social Security to high-tech health care, according to experts in aging.

White House Report: US Economy On the Rise

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Feb 24, 2016

IN the last two years, the US economy saw its fastest decline in unemployment since the 1980s and concluded its best years of job growth since the 1990s.

Bernie Asked at Town Hall If He Will Protect Native Lands

Indian Country News, News Report, Posted: Feb 24, 2016

During MSNBC’s Town Hall last Thursday featuring Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, a tall Paiute man, William Anderson addressed Sanders from the audience: “There are those who oppose the American people's ownership of public lands, and would see those lands sold to private interest. As president, how would you ensure that our public lands remain in public hands, and preserve our heritage and lives by stopping corporations from destroying Mother Earth?”

Language a Challenge for Korean American Job Hunters

Korea Daily, News Report, Translated by Hyeona Jeon, Posted: Feb 24, 2016

Korean Americans in the IT and accounting fields who are looking for a career change are finding it harder than expected because of their limited English skills.

Cities That Get It Right on Public Transportation & A Few That Don't

New America Media, News Analysis, Emily Logan, Posted: Feb 24, 2016

Americans took a record 10.8 billion transit trips in 2014—the most in 58 years. More cities are realizing the critical role public transportation plays.

Jose Antonio Vargas Seeks $1M For #EmergingUS

New America Media/Inquirer.net, News Feature, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Feb 24, 2016

Jose Antonio Vargas was in Florida last Friday. Three days later, he was on his way to Georgia, then soon to Wyoming.

Ethnic and Low-Income Communities Easy Target for Scammers

New America Media, News Report, Text: Jenny Manrique/Video: Eming Piansay , Posted: Feb 24, 2016

The FTC is an independent federal agency which has a dual mission: to protect consumers from unlawful, unfair and deceptive practices, and to promote competition.

U.S. Dept. of Education Addresses Racial Disparity in Disciplining Disabled Students

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Feb 23, 2016

The department has proposed a new rule to improve equity in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA, which would require states to identify districts with "significant disproportionality" in special education — that is, when districts identify, place outside the regular classroom, or discipline children from any racial or ethnic group at markedly higher rates than their peers

#OscarsSoWhite Paradigm Shift: And the Oscar Goes To

IExaminer, Commentary, Martin Tran, Posted: Feb 23, 2016

For anyone who watches the Academy Awards, it is a familiar sight. A megawatt celebrity stands on stage, envelope in hand

Trump’s Inexplicable Appeal Explained

New America Media, Commentary, Louis Nevaer, Posted: Feb 23, 2016

Many Americans believe that Donald Trump will conduct himself in the Oval Office the way he has conducted himself in the “The Apprentice,” as a tough but fair boss.

Albuquerque--Is It a Place Where Jews Can Retire?

New Mexico Jewish eLink/New America Media , News Feature, Diane Joy Schmidt , Posted: Feb 23, 2016

Albuquerque’s Shalom House is among the dwindling number of affordable senior-housing developments in the U.S.

Tainted Flint Water Pipes Being Located and Replaced

Arab American Media, News Report, Posted: Feb 22, 2016

Work has begun to survey and replace the city’s network of underground lead-contaminated water pipes following a budget resolution of $25 million last month to replace the water infrastructure. In collaboration with Rowe Professional Services, a Flint-based engineering firm, the state legislature passed an agreement to update analysis of Flint’s water pipes and aid health and safety efforts on behalf of the city’s residents.

War Zone in Haryana, India: 10 Killed, 150 Injured in Jat Protests

India West, News Report, Posted: Feb 22, 2016

With hundreds of Jat youths taking control of the agitation and indulging in arson and looting, the focus of the Jat agitation, which was to demand reservation in government jobs and educational institutions, has led to mindless destruction of government and private property.

Vietnam Can Be Challenged On Human Rights Commitments

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Feb 22, 2016

Vietnam is an incumbent member state on the United Nations Human Rights Council and has ratified 7 out of 9 UN human rights treaties.

High Housing Prices Undercut Aid Programs in San Francisco

SF Public Press, News Report, Posted: Feb 22, 2016

High Housing Prices Undercut Aid Programs in San Francisco.

Few African-American School Superintendents in California

EdSource, News Feature, Louis Freedberg, Posted: Feb 22, 2016

When Michelle King was appointed to head the Los Angeles Unified School District last week, she became the most prominent African-American school superintendent in the state and the nation.

Prop. 47 Can Turn 2016 into the ‘Year of Mercy’

South Kern Sol, Commentary, Joey Williams, Posted: Feb 20, 2016

Pope Francis has declared 2016 the “Year of Mercy,” and that could not be more true for hundreds of people across California who are being redeemed by Prop 47.

For One Young Woman, DACA Was a Lifesaver

South Kern Sol, Profile, Randy Villegas, Posted: Feb 19, 2016

Maria Perez was diagnosed with a liver tumor in 2014, and thanks to DACA she was able to gain coverage and proper treatment.

Peter Lian is Unlucky to be an Asian Cop in New York City

New America Media, Commentary, George Koo, Posted: Feb 19, 2016

The conviction of NYPD officer Peter Liang once again demonstrates that a white officer could shoot a black man in the back and not pay a price, but not an Asian.

Deja Vu: Syrian and Indochinese Refugee Movements

New Canadian Media, Commentary, Mike Molloy and Kurt F. Jensen, Posted: Feb 19, 2016

Both constituted the largest mass refugee movements to date. Refugees from both groups often risked their lives, escaping by sea.

Study Finds Younger Koreans Struggling to Form Social Ties

New America Media, News Report, Hyuna Jeon, Posted: Feb 18, 2016

A new study released Monday by researchers at Seoul National University offers some troubling data on South Koreans social and emotional wellbeing.

Day of Remembrance: Support the SF Comfort Women Memorial

New America Media, News Report, Lisa Nakamura, Posted: Feb 18, 2016

Last year, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution to create a Comfort Women Memorial.

Federal Task Force Takes Major Step to Unite Care of Body and Mind

California Health Care Foundation , Commentary, Sandra R. Hernandez, President and Chief Executive Office, Posted: Feb 18, 2016

The American health care system has just moved closer to a goal that I and many of my physician colleagues have long desired.

The Degrading Experience of Trying to Rent in Silicon Valley

New America Media/SVDebug, Commentary, Cynthia Cruz, Posted: Feb 18, 2016

Gentrification is a symptom of social inequality, which makes social justice the only argument against displacement.

Arab Americans Align with Sanders During Dearborn Visit

Arab American News, News Report, Samer Hijazi, Posted: Feb 18, 2016

Sanders’ hard-hitting words against Republican front runner Donald Trump was one of several moments that drew a large reaction from attendees during his campaign stop on Monday, February 15.

Senior Malnutrition Grows in Ohio With 411,000 Hungry Last Year

Columbus Dispatch/New America Media , News Report, Encarnacion Pyle , Posted: Feb 17, 2016

Malnourishment among Ohio seniors is a growing problem that imposes costs on health and society.

Police Mistreatment Of Blacks Listed As Violation By Human Rights Watch

The Final Call, News Feature, Charlene Muhammad, Posted: Feb 17, 2016

In its annual review, Human Rights Watch ranked police mistreatment of Blacks in America among human rights crises occurring across the globe.

Obama Should Battle Harder than Ever for Scalia Successor

New America Media, News Analysis, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Feb 16, 2016

Mitch McConnell wasted no time in swearing that anyone who President Obama named to replace justice Scalia had zero chance of being confirmed.

Grace Lee Connects Food and People in Off the Menu

I-Examiner, News Feature, Kayla Roberts, Posted: Feb 16, 2016

Led by her obsession with food, award-winning director Grace Lee takes audiences on a road trip in her new film Off the Menu: Asian America to explore what food tells us about family, tradition, and culture.

Ind. Middle School Basketball Coach Suspended for Telling Players Not to ‘Act Black’

The Root, News Report, Posted: Feb 16, 2016

An Indiana middle school girls' basketball coach has been suspended after telling members of the team not to "act black."

Filipinos in Los Angeles Gear Up for Aquino’s Visit

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Feb 16, 2016

Community leaders and World War II veterans on Sunday, Feb. 14 are slated to welcome Aquino when he lands at Los Angeles International Airport.

Kanye West Doesn’t Need Another Think Piece, He Needs Therapy

The Root, Commentary, Posted: Feb 16, 2016

Asking Mark Zuckerberg for $1 billion over Twitter was yet another of the artist's many cries for help. Is anyone ever going to listen?

Black Lives Matter and the Freddie Gray Effect

New America Media, Commentary, David Muhammad, Posted: Feb 16, 2016

The Freddie Gray effect and the cry that Black Lives Matter is about more than improved police-community relations.

Obama Urged to Stress Human Rights in Vietnam at ASEAN Meeting

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Feb 15, 2016

The region is key to Washington’s much discussed “pivot”, or rebalancing, towards Asia – widely perceived as a bid to counter the economic and military might of China.

Taxi Drivers of the Back 40

New America Media, News Feature, David Bacon, Posted: Feb 15, 2016

At the St. Louis airport, the Back 40 isn't part of a ranch. It's the nickname taxi drivers give to a big parking lot just up the road.

Today We Naturalize, Tomorrow We Vote

New America Media, News Report, Text: Elena Shore / Video: Eming Piansay, Posted: Feb 12, 2016

In a climate of anti-immigrant rhetoric, service providers are calling on eligible green card holders to become U.S. citizens and vote.

Flint's Arab Americans Directed to Resources to Deal With Crisis

Arab American News, News Report, Ali Harb, Posted: Feb 12, 2016

Arab residents are "all set" with filters, bottled water, testing kits and Arabic-language informational documents about lead poisoning, a community activist said.

Ben Jealous: Sanders Is Qualified to Tackle ‘Racism, Militarism and Greed’

New America Media, Question & Answer, George White, Posted: Feb 12, 2016

Ben Jealous explains why he endorsed Bernie Sanders, and why he thinks the candidate will gain ground with black and Latino voters.

Testing the Waters - Young Activist Returns to Vietnam After Three Years

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Feb 10, 2016

The return of a dynamic young blogger and political activist is being seen as a test of the leadership’s attitude towards dissent following last month’s party congress.

Sanders, Trump Romp to Victory in New Hampshire Primary

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Feb 10, 2016

After months of vigorous, boastful and — in the case of Donald Trump — vulgar campaigning, New Hampshire voters turned out in record numbers to vote in the nation's first primary.

Navajo Nation Suit Against Urban Outfitters Ongoing; 'Navajo' Is Not a 'Generic Term,' Diné Argue

Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Feb 10, 2016

n 2012, the Navajo Nation sued Urban Outfitters, Inc. for alleged violations of federal and state trademarks. Four years later, the case has yet to be settled.

Fla. Man Charged After Throwing Live Alligator Through Wendy’s Drive-Thru Window

The Root, News Report, Posted: Feb 10, 2016

A Florida man was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly throwing a live alligator through a Wendy’s drive-thru window.

Dissident in Open Challenge to Party Control in Vietnam

Vietnam Right Now, News Feature, Doan Trang, Posted: Feb 10, 2016

One of Vietnam’s most respected and influential dissidents is launching a campaign for election to the National Assembly in a direct challenge to the Communist Party’s monopoly on power

Actor Waris Ahluwalia Barred from Boarding Flight After Refusing to Remove Turban

India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Feb 09, 2016

Indian American actor Waris Ahluwalia was barred from boarding an Aeromexico flight after refusing to remove his turban during a secondary security screening.

Eat, Pray, Gain--Black Church Meals May Serve Fellowship With Obesity

NorthStarNews Today/New America Media, News Report, Frederick H. Lowe, Posted: Feb 09, 2016

Black churches provide fellowship and heaps of comfort food served to relieve stress--while contributing to a high obesity rate in the black community.

Cuba in Waiting: Capitalism Hasn't Arrived, And Frustration Is Rising

New America Media, News Feature, Louis Nevaer, Posted: Feb 05, 2016

After the US and Cuba resumed full diplomatic relations, the expectation that ties would encourage changes in Cuba has not been met.

A Glimpse into the Underground World of Selling Sex at Super Bowl 50

SV Debug, News Feature, Octavio Martinez, Posted: Feb 04, 2016

I met Jane on an online dating website months ago and we soon hit it off. Super Bowl 50 has everyone in the sex industry excited, she said.

Study Links Filial Piety to Caregiver Stress, Depression in Chinese Americans

Sing Tao Daily/New America Media , News Report, Lotus Chau, Posted: Feb 04, 2016

A new study found that three-in-four Chinese American family caregivers feel stressed and burdened by traditional filial piety obligations to provide eldercare.


Sing Tao Daily/New America Media , News Report, Lotus Chau, Posted: Feb 04, 2016


Voter Suppression and Victories in 2016

New America Media, News Report, Sarita Hiatt, Posted: Feb 03, 2016

Ethnic minorities are disproportionately affected by lack of access to polling sites, voter ID requirements, and lack of language assistance, just as experts claim these groups are gaining political clout.

Chicago Pays Up: $5.5 million Reparations for Wrongly Convicted Black Men

NorthStarNews.Today/Blackmansstreet.Today, News Report, Frederick H. Lowe, Posted: Feb 03, 2016

Chicago has begun paying $5.5 million to black victims of police torture and wrongful incarceration there. Black Lives Matter and others receive credit.

Huffington Post Debunks Rubio's False Claim That Undocumented Immigrant Population Has Grown

Media Matters for America, News Report, Posted: Feb 02, 2016

Despite evidence that the undocumented immigrant population has been declining since 2008, Republican candidates have increasingly taken anti-immigrant stances.

이민국 청소년 추방유예 프로그램)수혜자에서 로케트 엔지니어로

New America Media, News Report, Andrew Lam, Posted: Feb 02, 2016

Henry Yi (가명) 은 기계공학을 공부하고 나사(NASA) 에서 일하는 것을 꿈꿔왔다. UC 버클리 학생, 19, 은 그의 부모님이 없었으면 이를 이루지 못했다고 말했다-부모님은 그를 미국으로 데려오기 위해 희생하셨고 그의 삶을 바꾸도록 한 이 프로젝트에 지원하는 것을 도왔기때문이다.

Flint Water Crisis: Shameful And Deadly

Final Call, News Analysis, Richard B. Muhammad, Audrey F. Muhammad, Posted: Feb 02, 2016

Flint’s contaminated water is unsafe to drink because of high lead levels driven by what many see as efforts to save money with too little respect for saving and preserving lives.

NAACP Calls to Remove Polling Places from Police Stations

The St. Louis American, News Report, Rebecca Rivas, Posted: Feb 02, 2016

Eighteen polling places in St. Louis County are co-located within a police station – effectively discouraging any resident with an outstanding warrant from walking in, giving his or her name and address, and voting, according to Better Together’s recent study.

Happy Hearts: Study Shows Owning Pets Can Lower Seniors’ Blood Pressure

Spokesman-Review/New America Media , News Feature, Erica Curless, Posted: Feb 02, 2016

The benefits of pet companionship have been evident to animal lovers for thousands of years. New research shows for seniors it can lower blood pressure.

Live Update From Iowa: They’re All Running Against the Same Guy

The Root, News Analysis, Posted: Feb 01, 2016

That’s the tone in Iowa, where a dozen candidates were still running campaign operations throughout the state as of Sunday night.

No Sign of Hanoi Spring as Vietnam Feels The Chill

Vietnam Right Now, News Analysis, Doan Trang, Posted: Feb 01, 2016

The ruthless takedown of Vietnam’s most prominent and dynamic politician provided some rare political drama in recent days.

Trump and Cruz Are the GOP's, Not The Democrat's, Worst Nightmare

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Feb 01, 2016

For GOP leaders to not support Trump or Cruz almost guarantees a flaming Election Day defeat. But to support them could mean the same.

Families of Police Shooting Victims Form Bonds Built On Loss

Chicago Reporter, News Report, Susan Smith Richardson | , Posted: Feb 01, 2016

The families who have lost a loved one to police violence are members of a gruesome club, said Sutton, whose sister, Rekia Boyd, was killed by an off-duty police officer in 2012.