English-Language Poll Claims Latinos May Be Warming to Trump

New America Media, News Report, Posted: May 31, 2016

A flawed poll that was only conducted in English showed Latino support for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump at 29 percent.

Trump’s Latino Support Jumps to 32% in Latest NBC News/SurveyMonkey Tracking Poll

Latino USA, News Report, Posted: May 31, 2016

A tracking poll released Tuesday by NBC News and SurveyMonkey shows Latino support for Donald Trump is now at 32%, compared to 61% Latino support for Hillary Clinton. A similar tracking poll from May 17 had Trump at 28% with Latino voters and Clinton at 65%.

Celebrities Urge Asian American Pacific Islanders to Vote

AsAmNews, News Report, Posted: May 31, 2016

Actors George Takei, John Cho, Constance Wu, Sonal Shah, Vincent Rodriguez III, and Joey Quenga are joining forces in a new campaign to urge Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to vote.

Arab Americans Claim Police Brutality in Dearborn Heights

Arab American News, News Report, Samer Hijazi, Posted: May 31, 2016

The Arab American community has reached a boiling point with the Dearborn Heights Police Department where residents claim they were arrested without justification.

Journalist Group to Call for Investigation to be Reopened into the Murders of 5 Vietnamese American Journalists

AsAmNews, News Report, Posted: May 30, 2016

The Committee to Protect Journalists will hold a news conference this week to call on police to reopen the cases of five Vietnamese American journalists murdered between 1981 and 1990.

China Stung by US-Vietnam Embrace

Vietnam Right Now, News Feature, Posted: May 30, 2016

The exuberant reception afforded an American president in Vietnam will have been a galling sight for the communist leadership in neighbouring China.

AGING IN THE FIELDS: No Alternative But to Keep Working

Capital & Main/New America Media , News Feature, David Bacon, Posted: May 30, 2016

Like thousands of undocumented farmworkers, Anastasia Flores has aged faster than her 56 years. They pay Social Security, but can’t get its benefits in old age.

Life Interrupted: African American Seniors Surviving the Housing Crisis

Inland Valley News/New America Media , News Report, Sheri Stuart, Posted: May 28, 2016

Among African Americans and Latinos devastated by the Housing crisis, elders have had the hardest time recovering. Good programs are helping--but seniors must be cautious.

Hate in Hoboken

Desitalk, News Report, Ela Dutt, Posted: May 27, 2016

A Trump supporter in New Jersey engaged in a Twitter battle with a highly respected and accomplished Indian American Hoboken council member, spewing out hate speech.

Buddha Comes to the Hospital: What’s the Sound of One Patient Meditating?

NPR’s Here & Now/New America Media , News Feature, Karen Michel, Posted: May 27, 2016

As aging baby boomers increasingly adopt Buddhism, there’s more need for Buddhist hospital chaplains to bring peacefulness to the suffering. But there’s a shortage of them in the U.S.

Why Many Say Thank You to a Cosby Prosecution

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: May 25, 2016

Cosby was a special case even by the standards of the rich and famed celebrity world. For a decade he reigned as America’s father figure.

New Voting Laws Block Little Fraud--But Many Elders, Women, Minorities

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: May 25, 2016

Voter-ID laws in some states are blocking lower-income minority and naturalized citizens--along with many elders--from their right to vote.

Briefing Highlights Energy, Cost Saving Options for Low Income Californians

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: May 25, 2016

Choice and control are not the first things that come to mind when your energy bill arrives, but that is what local utilities are striving to provide low-income customers.

35 Calif. Counties Expand Health Care to Undocumented Residents

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: May 24, 2016

Starting this week, thousands of low-income residents in California’s rural areas, including undocumented children and adults, will be able to access health care.

Dakota Access Pipeline Construction Begins Despite Standing Rock Sioux Objections

Indian Country Today, News Report, Posted: May 24, 2016

The Tribe is dedicated to the protection of our Treaty rights, our Reservation lands, and our people—and we will ensure that the federal government upholds its trust responsibility when it makes its decision regarding the Dakota Access pipeline.”

Indignation as Obama Rebuffed Over Dissidents in Vietnam

Vietnam Right Now, News Analysis, Staff, Posted: May 24, 2016

Vietnam’s brazen move to prevent key dissidents from meeting President Obama has struck a sour note in a visit that is otherwise being touted by both sides as a historic turning point.

Dear Mr. President, Human Rights Should Not Be Mere Lip Service

New America Media, News Analysis, Andrew Lam, Posted: May 24, 2016

While U.S. interests will always trump its ideals when it comes to foreign policy, its failure to balance the two will no doubt someday lead to tragedy.

Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero Acquitted of Freddie Gray Death

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

A Maryland judge acquitted Baltimore police Officer Edward Nero of all charges in the 2015 death of Freddie Gray on Monday.

Asian Voters Push Back Against Xenophobic Elections Rhetoric

AsAm News, News Report, Staff, Posted: May 23, 2016

Asian Americans are taking notice of the anti-immigrant and Islamophobic rhetoric dominating the elections and recent political discourse.

Supreme Court Sides With Black Death Row Inmate Convicted by All-White Jury, Orders New Trial

The Root, News Report, Posted: May 23, 2016

With a 7-1 verdict, SCOTUS reversed the conviction of Georgia inmate Timothy Foster. Death penalty.

Police Agents Swoop as Obama Talks Human Rights in Vietnam

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: May 23, 2016

President Obama stressed the importance of human rights, including freedom of speech and assembly, during his meeting with his Vietnamese counterpart – but even as he spoke, police agents were swooping on prominent dissidents to prevent them from meeting the president.

Immigrant Day - 20 Years Later, California Surges Ahead

New America Media, Commentary, Pedro Rios, Posted: May 23, 2016

Twenty years ago today, I felt a lump in my throat as I began the hour drive from San Francisco to Sacramento to join the first-ever Immigrant Day.

Obama Lifted Arms Ban Despite Continuing Repression in Vietnam

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: May 23, 2016

President Obama made the move despite what many observers see as a deteriorating human rights climate in Vietnam.

California Sen. Ricardo Lara on the ‘Trump Effect’

New America Media, News Report, Shikha Singh, Posted: May 20, 2016

Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, called California a “beacon of hope for immigrant communities and communities of color.”

Rejecting Guidelines on Transgender Students Puts All Students at Risk

South Kern Sol, Commentary, Dean Welliver, Posted: May 20, 2016

School board trustees in Kern County, CA are refusing to comply with federal guidelines allowing students to use restrooms that align with their preferred gender.

Chicago Police Reforms Should Make the Right to Legal Representation Real

Chicago Reporter, News Analysis, Curtis Black, Posted: May 20, 2016

The right to counsel is a constitutional right established by the U.S. Supreme Court in the 1966 Miranda decision.

Google Doodle Remembers the Life of Civil Rights Pioneer Yuri Kochiyama

AsAmNews, News Report, Posted: May 19, 2016

Google Doodle Remembers the Life of Civil Rights Pioneer Yuri Kochiyama.

Michigan Starts Campaign Against Mental Health Stigma

Arab American Media, News Report, Posted: May 19, 2016

"Treating mental illness shouldn't be viewed any differently than treating physical illnesses," said Andrea Cole, executive director and CEO of the Ethel and James Flinn Foundation.

Hanoi Tries to Force Dissident Into Exile On the Eve of Obama's Visit

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Staff, Posted: May 19, 2016

President Obama is expected to urge respect for human rights, and the release of political prisoners, during his three day visit beginning on May 23.

Oceana County Reaches Settlement with Dearborn Woman Over Hijab

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: May 18, 2016

Oceana County reformed its booking process to accommodate Muslim women after a Dearborn resident sued its sheriff department for forcing her to remove the hijab.

First Openly Gay Vietnamese American Mayor Makes Bid for Congress

New America Media, Question & Answer, Andrew Lam, Posted: May 18, 2016

Bao Nguyen was elected Mayor of Garden Grove in 2014. An openly gay Buddhist in a decidedly conservative California stronghold, he is now running for Congress.

Mexican President Proposes Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage

Univision, News Report, Posted: May 17, 2016

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced this week that he has proposed a change to the Mexican Constitution that would legalize same-sex marriage nationwide.

Three Lakota Men Still Missing; State of Emergency Declared

Indian Country Today, News Report, Posted: May 17, 2016

Search crews, volunteers, and the South Dakota Highway Patrol have been canvassing the area, but have yet to come upon any promising leads. Some say that the men may have left the reservation.

‘Daze of Justice’ Explores Cambodia’s Trauma of Silence

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: May 17, 2016

A new documentary by San Francisco filmmaker Mike Siv looks at the lasting legacy of Cambodia's genocide and the silence that surrounds victims and perpetrators.

투표 참정권 제한에 각 커뮤니티 팔걷고 나서

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: May 17, 2016

이번 대통령 선거는 투표 참정권 제한이 처음으로 미 15개 주에 시행될 것이다.

Sadiq Khan’s Election: Islamists Suffer a Slap in the Face

New Canadian Media, Commentary, Shenaz Kermalli, Posted: May 16, 2016

Followers of Islamic State may never admit it, but the election victory of Sadiq Khan as mayor of London was a slap in the face.

India's First Transgender Band Joins Forces with Hrithik Roshan on New Single: ‘Ae Raju’

India West, News Report, Posted: May 16, 2016

Four singles, four Goafest Advertising Awards, over 10 million views and an honorary Webby Award: India’s first transgender band, the Brooke Bond Red Label 6 Pack Band, has been quite a force on the Internet and off it for some months. And with its fifth single, “Ae Raju,” Hrithik Roshan, has joined forces with them.

Estado por estado, las comunidades obran en contra de las restricciones electorales

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: May 16, 2016

Entre el miedo y la confusión que envuelve la supresión electoral, los defensores de los derechos electorales hacen sonar un mensaje de esperanza y determinación.


New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: May 16, 2016


Rima Fakih’s Star-Studded Lebanon wedding

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: May 16, 2016

Fakih’s marriage caused controversy in the Muslim community as she had reportedly converted to Christianity before her wedding.

US Press Urge Action on Vietnamese Human Rights

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: May 16, 2016

President Obama is under growing pressure to insist on real improvements in human rights during his visit to Vietnam which begins on May 23.

Judge Awards $15.2 Million to Exploited Filipino Workers

AsamNews, News Report, Posted: May 15, 2016

Eleven Filipino workers were awarded over $15 million in a lawsuit against their former employers, whose claim of labor exploitation and human trafficking was uncontested

CBS 60 Minutes Investigates Possible Racial Profiling of Chinese American Physicist Arrested by FBI

AsAmNews, News Report, Posted: May 15, 2016

Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA), chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), points out in a press release that what happened to Xi is not an isolated incident. Within the last 18 months, Chinese American scientists Guoqing Cao, Shuyu Li, Sherry Chen and Xiaoxing Xi have emerged in a string of cases in which espionage-related cases were brought forth and later dropped – without explanation.

72-Year-Old Mom In India Delivers Baby Boy Through IVF

Siliconeer, News Report, Posted: May 14, 2016

Parents Mohinder Singh Gill (r), 79, and Daljinder Kaur, 70, pose for a photograph as they hold their newborn baby boy Arman at their home in Amritsar, Punjab, May 11.

Temp Workers in Fort Mac: Hope Quenched by Fire

New Canadian Media, News Report, Samantha Power, Posted: May 14, 2016

Many temporary foreign workers were employed in sectors supporting the oil economy in and around Fort McMurray, including its infamous tar sands.

CA Sen. Lara Urges Undocumented Parents to Sign Kids Up For Health Care

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: May 13, 2016

Undocumented parents should set their fears aside and enroll their children in the Health For All Kids program set to launch May 16, urges Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens.

As Park Funding Runs Out, Residents Reimagine Their Parks

Long Beach VoiceWaves, News Report, Rudy Cardoso-Peraza, Posted: May 13, 2016

Parks throughout Los Angeles County have relied on local, voter-approved funding for over 20 years, but those green spaces are currently in a financial rut.

State by State, Communities Push Back Against Voter Restrictions

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: May 13, 2016

During a national telebriefing for ethnic media, voting rights advocates highlighted the work being done to secure the right to vote amid new restrictions in many states.

In Election Year, More Immigrants Applying for U.S. Citizenship

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: May 13, 2016

The benefits of U.S. citizenship -- from being able to travel freely to being able to petition relatives -- extend far beyond November.

Caregivers Face Crushing Demands, But Help Isn’t Far

Dallas Morning News/New America Media , News Report, Hanah Cho, Posted: May 12, 2016

Texas caregivers overwhelmed by severe illness, like Alzheimer’s, have found relief in respite-care programs.

Journalists File Complaint Against SF Sheriff's Department

New America Media, News Report, Posted: May 11, 2016

Four journalists filed complaints Tuesday against the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department.

Editorial: #NeverTrump

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: May 10, 2016

Editors of La Opinión write that we are at a dangerous moment for the democratic principles of the Republic.

Hispanic Millennials Saying ‘Adios’ to Spanglish

New America Media, Commentary, Louis Nevaer, Posted: May 10, 2016

To reach young Latinos, marketers are using English or Spanish, but not Spanglish.

Philippine Presidential Candidate Duterte Leading, Likened to Trump

INQUIRER.net, News Feature, Kristine Angeli Sabillo & Emil Guillermo, Posted: May 09, 2016

Reports from a Philippine-based news wire show Philippine Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte maintaining a wide lead in the polls on May 9, Manila time. One columnist calls him and Donald Trump, "political doppelgangers."

Muslim Calif. High School Student Misidentified as ‘Isis Phillips’ in Yearbook

The Root, News Report, Posted: May 09, 2016

Bayan Zehlif is a Muslim high school student at Los Osos High School in California, and like most high school students, she was excited to get her yearbook. When she turned to the page that held her photo, she was shocked to see that she had been identified as "Isis Phillips."

Report: Lack of Jobs = High Crime

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: May 09, 2016

Urban Institute, Joyce Foundation and Joint Center members met with more than 100 community leaders in Richmond, Va., Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Stockton, Calif., to discuss violence plaguing their cities and how to end it.

U.N.: No Flint Crisis If City Was ‘Well-Off or Overwhelmingly White’

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: May 09, 2016

Léo Heller, the special rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, called the crisis "a potential violation of [Flint residents'] human rights."

Thưa Ông Tổng Thống, Nhân quyền không Chỉ Là Đầu Môi Chót Lưỡi

New America Media, News Report, Andrew Lam, Posted: May 09, 2016

Tổng thống Obama đã đến thăm Việt Nam trong tuần này với hy vọng sẽ củng cố chiến lược "tái cân bằng châu Á" của mình, cái đã khựng lại trong những năm gần đây. Muốn được vậy đòi hỏi phải thân thiện với các chế độ độc tài trong khu vực để họ chuyển lòng trung thành của họ với Trung Quốc sang các mối quan hệ vững chắc hơn với Chú Sam (Uncle Sam). Trong trường hợp Việt Nam, ông ta đã cho chế độ cộng sản món quà lớn nhất: Dỡ bỏ hoàn toàn lệnh cấm vận vũ khí, mở đường cho Hà Nội mua vũ khí sát thương từ Hoa Kỳ, bất kể chứng tích nhân quyền tệ hại của họ.

Police Break Up Demonstrations in Vietnam Over Environmental Disaster- Many Arrested

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: May 09, 2016

Video footage from the scene showed officers beating some of the protesters, who were marching to demand government transparency over a disaster that has seen tonnes of dead fish wash up on beaches in central provinces.

Doctors Agree With Sanders on Universal Health Care

New America Media, Question & Answer, Viji Sundaram, Posted: May 07, 2016

Physicians warn that the risks of continuing the ACA will leave millions uninsured indefinitely.

Bill Looks to Enact Suicide Prevention Policies in CA Schools

Long Beach VoiceWaves, News Report, Ben Novotny, Posted: May 06, 2016

Assembly Bill 2246 would require local school districts and schools to devise suicide prevention policies targeting high-risk students.

David Silva, Police Violence and American Numbness

South Kern Sol, Commentary, Nicholas Belardes, Posted: May 06, 2016

The language of protest against police brutality and systems of oppression has to continue. It is not just a part of Kern County but America across the board.

What Do We All Have in Common? Lessons (and Gratitude) from Creative Advocacy

Young Minds Advocacy, Event, Annabelle Gardner, Posted: May 06, 2016

On Saturday, over 220 people joined Young Minds Advocacy at SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco.

Latinas Think Big Summit Covers Prosperity Barriers, Solutions

Bay State Banner , News Report, Sandra Larson , Posted: May 06, 2016

Latinas Think Big, a network for Latinas’ ventures and careers, held a national summit in Cambridge, Mass., on racial and closing ethnic wealth disparities.

Will Latinos 'Save America from Trump'?

El Nuevo Herald, News Report, Posted: May 05, 2016

Columnist Andrés Oppenheimer argues that Latinos will "save America from Trump."

Latino Students Win Right to Wear 'Dump Trump" T-Shirts at School

La Opinion, News Report, Posted: May 05, 2016

A group of Latino students at Newport Harbor High School won the right to wear "Dump Trump" T-shirts at school.

After Double Murder Bangladeshi-Americans Ask 'How Well Do We Know Our Kids?'

New America Media, Commentary, Hasan Zillur Rahim, Posted: May 05, 2016

After the murder of a Bangladeshi couple in San Jose, CA allegedly by their two sons, the community there agrees relations with the young generation are "superficial."

For Black Men, Not Just Barbershop Chats, But a Therapeutic Experience

Northstar News Today, News Report, Frederick H. Lowe, Posted: May 05, 2016

“At BlackBoard Chicago, we don’t do barbershop,” said an administrator. But black men find a safe place for dialogue, sharing and renewal.

Put Equity Before Equality in School Funding

South Kern Sol, Commentary, Randy Villegas, Posted: May 04, 2016

Equality does not mean equity. It’s a distinction administrators with the Kern High School District (KHSD) need to understand.

Mexico’s Elite Might Just Favor Trump

New America Media, Commentary, Louis E.V. Nevaer, Posted: May 04, 2016

Despite his anti-Mexico rhetoric, Donald Trump seems to have a certain appeal to the country's most affluent.

Teen Attacked in Queens in Hate Crime

News India Times, News Report, Posted: May 04, 2016

A 19-year-ild man was attacked by three young men in broad daylight in the Queens, as they shouted, "ISIS, ISIS."

How a Witness to a Fatal SFPD Shooting Came Forward

El Tecolote / KQED, News Report, Alex Emslie, Alexis Terrazas and Nicole Reinert, Posted: May 04, 2016

The witness, an undocumented immigrant, had feared retaliation from police.

Arrest Made in Murder; Navajo Community Gathers for Vigil

Navajo Times, News Report, Alyssa Becenti, Posted: May 04, 2016

Ian was able to escape, but Ashlynne wasn’t. Her body was found on Tuesday. A man was arrested.

Obama Visits Flint as Questions Linger

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: May 04, 2016

President Barack Obama on Wednesday visited Flint, as questions linger over whether his environmental regulators could have acted more urgently to address the lead poison water crisis.

Chicago Senior Services Help Latino Elders Face Isolation, Depression

La Raza/New America Media, News Report, Marcela Cartagena, Posted: May 04, 2016

Social isolation can be worse than smoking and hypertension, experts say. Read the stories of two Latina elders in Chicago living alone with some help from senior services.

Wife of Prominent Vietnamese Human Rights Lawyer, Nguyen Van Dai, Rallied for His Release

New America Media, Question & Answer, Nguyen-Khoa Thai-Anh, Posted: May 03, 2016

Recently, his wife Vu Minh Khan, visited the US to rally support for her husband's release. NAM's reporter, Nguyen Khoa Thai-Anh spoke with her.

Asthma Rates Among Blacks Will Take Your Breath Away

The Root, News Report, Posted: May 03, 2016

But make no mistake, with death rates three times higher among African Americans than among whites, asthma is a killer.

Children of Refugees Thrive in Canada: StatsCan Study

New Canadian Media, News Report, Posted: May 03, 2016

As 25,000 Syrian refugees live through the process of resettlement and beginning new lives in Canada, a Statistics Canada study published today reveals that the children of refugees who arrived in Canada between 1980 and 2000 are thriving.

Brain Research Drives Push to Educate Zero to Five Year Olds

New America Media, News Report, George White, Posted: May 02, 2016

Parents and grandparents have the greatest impact on child development, according to experts.

Score in Media Freedom Declines in the Philippines

Filam Star, News Report, Posted: May 02, 2016

In its ‘2016 World Press Freedom Index, leaders paranoid about Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) ranked 180 countries according to the freedom allowed to journalists.

First Vietnamese American College President in California Could Get OK Today. Cornell Remembers Underrepresented AAPIs.

AsAm News, News Report, Posted: May 02, 2016

Students at Cornell University are reaching out to underrepresented AAPI groups this Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

President Obama’s Top 10 Jokes from the White House Correspondent’s Dinner

The Root, News Report, Posted: May 02, 2016

Hands down, President Obama nailed his final White House correspondent’s dinner. POTUS was in tip-top comedic form last night, and his eighth and final ‘nerd prom’ was filled with pointed sarcasm, witty barbs, surprise video vignettes and wistful nostalgia.

Activists Arrested Over Fish Protests in Vietnam

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: May 02, 2016

Two former political prisoners have been arrested by the authorities and accused of stirring up public anger over the mass fish deaths in central Vietnam.

Latino Elders Increasingly Alone and Isolated in Chicago

La Raza/New America Media , News Feature, Marcela Cartagena, Posted: May 02, 2016

The aging of Chicago , like that of the U.S., is leaving many elders alone and often socially isolated. Researchers say that’s especially difficult for older Latinos.

Latinos de la tercera edad en Chicago enfrentan la soledad

La Raza/New America Media , News Feature, Marcela Cartagena, Posted: May 02, 2016

Muchos ancianos dicen que no quieren ser una ‘carga’ por lo que terminan viviendo solos, sin visitas ni gran apoyo.

Vivir aislado puede ser dañino para la salud: estudios

La Raza/New America Media , News Feature, Marcela Cartagena, Posted: May 02, 2016

El aislamiento social, sobre todo entre los latinos, puede ser peor que fumar, aseveran expertos.

La soledad, cara amarga del envejecimiento

La Raza/New America Media , News Feature, Marcela Cartagena, Posted: May 02, 2016

A medida que la población del mundo aumenta, hay millones de personas de la tercera edad que viven solos, muchos veces aislados, enfermos y pobres.