A Blueprint for Muslim-American Activism

New America Media, Commentary, Hasan Zillur Rahim, Posted: Jul 30, 2016

Muslim Americans must refuse to be timid souls (a synonym for grievance collectors) and fence-sitters during this election year and throw themselves whole-heartedly into the arena.

Killed Pakistani-American Soldier's Dad Scolds Trump for Dissing Muslims

India-West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Jul 29, 2016

The father of a Pakistani-American soldier killed in Iraq calls out Donald Trump for his disrespect for Muslims.

Black, Old and Locked Up: The Stresses of Release and Reentry

Miami Times/New America Media , News Feature, Carolyn Guniss , Posted: Jul 29, 2016

America’s prisons are filled with older inmates, most of them black. Many are being released after decades, but reentry-to-society programs are inadequate.

Ethnic Media Covering the DNC Convention

New America Media / Inquirer.net, News Feature, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Jul 28, 2016

For four days, a delegation of reporters from various ethnic media outlets covered the DNC convention.

NJ Latino Delegates Highlight Progressive Agenda

Reporte Hispano, News Report, Posted: Jul 28, 2016

New Jersey Hispanic delegates believe Hillary Clinton's progressive agenda is largely due to former presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders.

Clinton’s Historic Nomination Energizes Fil-Am Democrats

Asian Journal, News Feature, Christina Oriel, Posted: Jul 28, 2016

For Filipino-Americans here at the convention, witnessing Clinton's nomination has been an emotional experience.

Venture Capital Doesn't Invest in Blacks and Latinos - But That's Changing in Oakland

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Jul 28, 2016

At Kapor Capital, over 50 percent of investments go to startups that have women and people of color in charge.

Democratic Chairperson Steps Down Over Email Controversy

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Rong Xiaoqing, Posted: Jul 28, 2016

SF Mayor Ed Lee says he thinks Schultz is an outstanding leader, but her resignation was a necessary sacrifice to retain Democratic unity.

Immigration Reform Stance at the DNC Has Air of Deja Vu

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Jul 28, 2016

Despite her hardships and fear of deportation, like the predicament that 11 million undocumented immigrants are in, Hernandez believes that many Latinos are going to vote for Clinton in November.

President Obama Rebukes Trump’s Pessimism, Embraces Clinton, Gives America Some Love

The Root, News Report, Posted: Jul 28, 2016

It was a lovefest at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night when President Obama took the stage and defended America against Donald Trump’s pessimism. “America is already great,” Obama said.

“Make America Great Again” seems to resonate with a number of Filipino-Americans

Asian Journal, News Report, Christina Oriel, Posted: Jul 27, 2016

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign slogan of “Make America Great Again” seems to resonate with a number of Filipino-Americans across the United States.

Michael Jordan Donates $2 Million to Combat Police Violence

Latina , News Report, Posted: Jul 26, 2016

Michael Jordan has long been criticized for staying mum on social justice issues, but the basketball megastar is finally using his celebrity – and deep pockets – to address one of the country's biggest and current ills: police brutality.

Editorial: A Victory for Voters

La Opinion, Editorial, Posted: Jul 26, 2016

Texas voters won an important victory. More than 600,000 voters who might have been prevented from voting in the November presidential election will be able to go to the polls thanks to changes in the state’s voter identification law ordered by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Asian Americans, Growing in Numbers, Show Political Clout at the DNC

New America Media / Inquirer.net, News Feature, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Jul 26, 2016

As Asian American elected officials and community leaders take the stage here this week at the Democratic National Convention, the formidable presence and political force of Asian American voters on the nation’s electoral decision-making process can no longer be ignored.

Who’s Running the DNC? Black Women

The Root, News Feature, Posted: Jul 26, 2016

Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge, Donna Brazile and Leah Daughtry are the three black women running the Democratic National Convention as convention chair, interim Democratic National Committee chair and CEO of the convention, respectively.

Democrats Putting Shaky Convention Start Behind Them

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Jul 26, 2016

As the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia kicks off Tuesday, party officials are hoping for more of the good vibes that resulted from the day one speeches given by New Jersey Sen. Corey Booker and first lady Michelle Obama.

Dear Michelle Obama, Never Leave. Sincerely, Everyone.

The Root, Commentary, Jason Johnson, Posted: Jul 26, 2016

The first lady ruled during her speech at the Democratic National Convention Monday night, but did we expect anything less?

Report: Racial Disparity in Drug Arrests Alarming

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Kari Dequine Harden, Posted: Jul 25, 2016

Of all those arrested in New Orleans for felony marijuana possession, 94 percent are Black, despite making up about 60 percent of the total population.

“Yellow Peril” And “Anti-Muslim Rhetoric” Enter Attorney General’s Race In Missouri

Asian Fortune, News Report, Posted: Jul 25, 2016

A coalition of Asian American groups in Missouri is condemning an ad attacking Missouri Attorney General candidate Kurt Schaefer which they say “depicts Chinese and Asians as the enemy” and is reminiscent of “darker and shameful times in our nation’s history.”

Pokemon Go’ Craze to Soon Hit India

India West, News Report, Posted: Jul 25, 2016

When the $1,500 eye wearable device Google Glass failed to take off commercially last year, it hit the augmented reality industry to a certain extent. Now, the maddening craze for the GPS-based Pokemon Go game, which projects digital creatures around you to "capture" on your smartphone, has brought back the focus — and a revival strategy — for AR players.

Head of Democratic Party Resigns Following Leaked Emails, Joins Clinton Campaign

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Jul 25, 2016

The furor was a blow to a party keen on projecting stability in contrast to the volatility of Republican candidate Donald Trump, who was formally nominated at a raucous convention in Cleveland last week.

Living on the Streets of Istanbul

New America Media, Photo Essay, Pamela Jean Calore, Posted: Jul 25, 2016

Photographer Pamela Jean Calore documented the lives of refugees in Istanbul.

Man Who Videotaped Alton Sterling’s Death Not Allowed Back to Work

The Root, News Report, Posted: Jul 24, 2016

The man who videotaped the chilling death of Alton Sterling has effectively been given the ax, and, according to his lawyer, it’s because he posted Alton Sterling’s death on social media.

To Latinos in Media, Trump’s Nomination Speech Sounded 'Disgusting' and 'Apocalyptic'

Media Matters, News Report, Posted: Jul 22, 2016

La Opinión’s Pilar Marrero tweeted, “What a disgusting speech, full of fear mongering and division. The worse I've seen in my years living in this country.”

Trump Is No Stranger to Law-and-Order Baiting

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Jul 22, 2016

Trump has a history of being a self-styled tough guy on crime, starting with calling for the death penalty for the Central Park Five.

Activists Give Trump His Wall in Cleveland

South Kern Sol, Commentary, Randy Villegas, Posted: Jul 21, 2016

You are not only voting for the candidates that will represent every U.S. citizen, but every single human being in the United States, documented or not.

It’s More Than Just ‘Being There’ That Matters

Eastern Group Publications, News Report, Jacqueline Garcia, Posted: Jul 21, 2016

Boyle Heights resident Nydia Gonzalez vividly remembers the day her 4-year-old daughter reminded her of the importance of "quality time."

Rep Mark Takai of Hawaii Dies of Cancer

AsamNews, News Report, Posted: Jul 21, 2016

U.S. Rep Mark Takai (D-HI) has died after a months-long battle with cancer. The first-term Congressman announced in May he would not be seeking reelection due to his disease.

Hong Kongers Eye Taiwan and Canada

New Canadian Media, News Report, Written by Asian Pacific Post , Posted: Jul 21, 2016

Fearing that their island city is going to the dogs, close to half of Hong Kong residents interview in a recent survey are looking to move.

Respectability Politics Didn’t Keep Charles Kinsey From Almost Becoming a Hashtag

The Root, Commentary, Lawrence Ware, Posted: Jul 21, 2016

The behavioral therapist at a group home was trying to retrieve a 23-year-old autistic patient when police arrived. Kinsey was compliant with officers’ request as he lay on the ground with his hands raised, and he was shot anyway.

UC Commits $3.3 Million to Tackle Food Access Issues

UCOP, News Report, Posted: Jul 20, 2016

According to the survey, 19 percent of UC students indicated they had “very low” food security, which the USDA defines as experiencing reduced food intake at times due to limited resources.

The Alt-Right Debutante Ball: How a Racist Group Hijacked the GOP and RNC

The Root, News Report, Posted: Jul 20, 2016

What’s scarier than your average Republican? The members of the alt-right: smart skinheads and intellectual white supremacists.

An Emotional Goodbye To Alton Sterling; a Call For Youth Leadership

The Final Call, News Feature, J.A. Salaam, Posted: Jul 20, 2016

Songs and words of guidance came from speakers and half of the 8,000-seat sports arena at Southern University was filled.

Election 2016: Racial Anxiety Fuels the Trump Campaign

New America Media, News Report, Gerald Lenoir, Posted: Jul 19, 2016

Trump, Trumpism and corporate domination of our economy and our political system are major obstacles to true democracy and economic wellbeing.

UNIDOS App Encourages Latino Millenials to Vote

La Opinion, News Report, By Pilar Marrero, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Jul 19, 2016

Latino millenials are the largest group of potential Latino voters, yet young people are the least likely to vote. This app seeks to change that.

Farmworker Families Learn About Medi-Cal’s Dental and Mental Health Care

New America Media, News Feature, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jul 19, 2016

Many more kids in California’s Central Valley are now eligible for Medi-Cal because of the state’s Health Care for All Kids law – now the trick is to spread the word.

Indian American California Attorney General Kamala Harris Endorsed by Obama, Biden in Senate Race

India West, News Report, Posted: Jul 19, 2016

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden July 19 endorsed California Attorney General Kamala Harris to be the state's next U.S. senator.

Turkey Arrests Thousands in Post-Coup Purge

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

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said 7,543 people had so far been detained, including 6,038 soldiers. Some were shown in photographs stripped to their underpants and handcuffed on the floors of police buses and a sports hall. A court remanded 26 generals and admirals in custody.

My Student the Police Killed — Anthony Nuñez

Silicon Valley Debug, Commentary, Adrian Avila, Posted: Jul 19, 2016

Growing up as a child in San José, I was surrounded by graffiti tags and murals everywhere I went, the colors and rare designs inspired me to take up art and design as my passion.

Melania Trump and the ‘Gimme Culture’

Ebony , Commentary, Posted: Jul 19, 2016

According to this writer, Melania Trump’s plagiarized Republican National Convention speech was just the latest in a long line of instances where White folks have stolen Black people’s work.

Vietnam Shrugs Off Torture Report

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Jul 18, 2016

Vietnam has responded with a straight denial to a new report that catalogues the harrowing abuse and torture inflicted on political prisoners in prison camps across the country.

Indian Country Today at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions

Indian Country Today, News Report, Staff, Posted: Jul 18, 2016

Today marks the start of the Republican National Convention, and Indian Country Today Media Network will post coverage from inside and outside the convention center. Correspondent Suzette Brewer will report from both conventions; Charles Kader will monitor event outside the hall in Cleveland.

These Are the Black Folks Skipping Out on the RNC This Year

The Hartford Guardian, News Report, Lauren Victoria Burke , Posted: Jul 18, 2016

A look at the many, many black GOP no-shows for the Republican National Convention.

Everything We Know About Baton Rouge, La., Shooter Gavin Eugene Long

The Root, News Report, Posted: Jul 18, 2016

Gavin Eugene Long, 29, opened fire on Baton Rouge law-enforcement officials on Sunday, killing three and injuring three.

More Baton Rouge Incidents Could Elect Trump

New America Media, News Analysis, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Jul 18, 2016

All it takes is one or two more Baton Rouge type instances of mayhem and murder in the days before the election to be a game changer that could elect Trump.

La Opinión: Against Violence, For Tolerance

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Jul 18, 2016

The number of police officers killed during shootings this year is 31—a growing phenomenon that isn’t ending.

Opinión: La historia real de la ciudadanía

New America Media, Op-ed, Eric Cohen, Posted: Jul 15, 2016

Muchos periódicos atribuyen el aumento en solicitudes de ciudadanía a la retórica de campaña negativa. Pero eso no cuenta toda la verdad.

Los inmigrantes miran hacia DACA para seguridad en tiempos de incertidumbre

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Jul 15, 2016

Un nuevo programa de ayudas económicas ayuda a los inmigrantes a tener acceso a los beneficios de DACA.

Latina Moms Turn a Lens on San Francisco’s Housing Crisis

New America Media, Event, Anna Challet, Posted: Jul 14, 2016

While San Francisco’s lack of affordable housing is national news, much less is discussed about the quality of the shelter that’s available.

District Attorney Resigns from Baton Rouge Shooting Case

The Final Call, News Report, Posted: Jul 14, 2016

District Attorney Hillar Moore, III stepped down from the investigation in the death of Alton Sterling, the 37-year-old Black man shot six times in the chest by Baton Rouge police officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II, both 28-years-old.

As Temperatures Climb Across the Country, Workers Will Suffer

In These Times, News Report, Posted: Jul 13, 2016

The summer of 2016 is barely two weeks old, but this year is already on track to break high temperature records in the United States.

It's Time to Give Guantanamo Back to Cuba

New America Media, News Analysis, Louis Nevaer, Posted: Jul 13, 2016

That Cuba is moving at a snail place in opening up has to do with Fidel Castro’s anger that Guantánamo remains “off the table” in the renewed US-Cuba dialogue.

No Hope For Justice? Rage Still Burns Over Minnesota Killing

The Final Call, News Report, Charlene Muhammad, Posted: Jul 13, 2016

Boiling tension fueled by racial profiling and police abuse in Minnesota erupted into protests and demands for police reform with the fatal police shooting of Philando Castile, a Black motorist.

Vietnam Faces Dilemma After Stunning Setback for China

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Jul 12, 2016

Vietnam is confronted by dangers and opportunities following a stunning rebuke to China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea.

Why President Obama Should Go to Baton Rouge and Minnesota Too

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Jul 11, 2016

A stop i Baton Rouge is the perfect opportunity for Obama to drive home the message that the pain and anguish black victims of police violence is a legitimate national concern.

Chicago Does Little to Control Police Misconduct - or Its Costs

Chicago Reporter, News Report, Posted: Jul 11, 2016

The stories behind Chicago’s police settlements often begin in ordinary moments. Riding a bike. Attending a barbecue. Watching TV.

Post-Dallas, Could White Fear Turn Tide for Trump?

The Root, News Analysis, Posted: Jul 11, 2016

White fear over the recent shooting deaths of five officers, and hatred of Black Lives Matter could solidify into a lot of white votes for Trump in the fall.

Immigrants Still Look to DACA for Relief in Uncertain Times

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Jul 08, 2016

Leticia Urrutia’s DACA renewal is coming up in October, a month before the presidential elections.

Obama Reacts to Fatal Shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

The Root, News Report, Posted: Jul 07, 2016

In the post, the president acknowledged that while he is unable to comment on the particular facts of the cases, he understands the shootings are “not isolated incidents.”

Video of Fatal Police Shooting of Black Man in Minnesota Spurs Outrage

Washington Informer, News Report, Stacy M. Brown, Posted: Jul 07, 2016

However, too many black men are no longer drawing breath after traffic stops, confrontations and other encounters with some police officers have gone tragically wrong.

What Will It Take to Actually Convict a Cop?

The Root, News Report, Posted: Jul 07, 2016

Digesting police violence against innocent civilians is a complicated and difficult process. Perhaps the only thing more difficult, however, is reconciling the reality that, even as repeated violations by law enforcement continue to occur, there seems almost no chance that cops will ever face any level of significant accountability from America’s two-tiered justice system.

LA Supervisors Put ‘Green-for-All’ Parks on Fall Ballot

New America Media, News Report, George White , Posted: Jul 06, 2016

L.A.’s County Board of Supervisors approved a tax measure for the fall ballot to fund green-for-all parks, especially needed for low-income communities of color.

Q&A: The Re-Segregation of America

New America Media, Question & Answer, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Jul 06, 2016

A Q&A with Dave Daley, the author of Ratf**ked, on gerrymandering and the GOP's Project Redmap.

Cal Students Hold Vigil For Teen Murdered in Dhaka Cafe

India-West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Jul 06, 2016

UC Berkeley students held a vigil on campus for 19-year-old Tarishi Jain, a student killed in the terrorist attack at the Bangladesh bakery July 2.

Dear Mom, I Need You

We’Ced Youth Media /New America Media, First Person, Alice Evergreen, Posted: Jul 06, 2016

Parents should be open-minded and accepting, especially when it comes to their trans children, but I know this is not always the case.

Limited Options for “Justice” On the Brock Turner Sentence Punishes Minorities

Silicon Valley Debug, Commentary, Charisse Domingo , Posted: Jul 06, 2016

While the writer understands the impulse to recall Judge Persky as an effort to challenge white privilege in the courts, it will ironically only further increase incarceration rates in communities of color.

Missouri Candidate Sells “ISIS Hunting Permits," Prompts Fear Among Muslims

Arab American Media, News Report, Posted: Jul 05, 2016

The Council on Islamic Relations (CAIR) is speaking out against the candidate’s stunt, expressing fears that while the inflammatory rhetoric is directed at ISIS, it could embolden assaults on ordinary Muslims.

What Would the 4th of July Be Without The Parks?

New America Media, News Report, Jacqueline Garcia, Posted: Jul 05, 2016

Throughout the Southland, the evening of July 4th, lit up with fireworks, was a joyful end to a day that families across Los Angeles spent enjoying county parks.

Reversing Bangladesh’s Descent into Anarchy

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

Bangladesh is slowly but surely descending into anarchy. The time to reverse the descent is now, or it may be too late.

More Afraid of a Drive-By Than ISIS

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Jul 01, 2016

So given the daily violence in America and in San Francisco itself, forgive me if I offer up a shrug to the news that ISIS is coming. Can it possibly do more damage than what we have already done to ourselves?