President Obama Grants 111 More Commutations

Jet Magazine, News Report, Posted: Aug 31, 2016

Earlier this month, President Obama granted commutation to 214 federal inmates, the most commutations issued in a single day by any president.




Trump's Mexico Visit Inundates Social Media with Memes

Sin Embargo, News Report, Posted: Aug 31, 2016

Thousands of social media users are satirizing Donald Trump's meeting with Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto.




Donald Trump To Meet With Mexican President Nieto

Latina, News Report, Posted: Aug 31, 2016

Donald Trump's bags are packed. The Republican nominee is heading to Mexico on Wednesday to meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto, who in July invited both U.S. presidential candidates to speak.




Jesse Jackson: Black Voters Have Plenty to Lose With Trump

The Washington Informer, Commentary, Jesse Jackson, Posted: Aug 31, 2016

Blacks haven't given "blind support" to either party; rather, they have supported both parties when they've earned it.




Why Black People Are Being Left Out of the Weed Boom

The Root, News Analysis, Allison Keyes, Posted: Aug 31, 2016

New rules and regulations surrounding legal marijuana as well as the high cost of entry are creating several barriers for African Americans who want to get in on America’s latest cash crop.




Dakota Access: Stars From Hollywood to Washington Support Water Protectors

Indian Country News, News Report, Posted: Aug 31, 2016

Most recently, Susan Sarandon attended a rally in Washington D.C. on August 24 outside U.S. District Court. She joined hundreds of others, including Woodley, in support of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman David Archambault II, who was inside with the tribe’s attorneys trying to get a judge to halt construction on the 1,172-mile-long pipeline.




Historic Farmworker Overtime Bill Awaits Governor Brown’s Nod

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Aug 30, 2016

The California Assembly passed a bill that would give California farmworkers overtime pay when they work more than eight hours a day.




California's Gang Database Exposed

Silicon Valley DeBug, Commentary, J.M. Valle, Posted: Aug 30, 2016

If signed by the governor, AB2298 will grant individuals, including parents, the right to be notified, contest and/or appeal being entered in the CalGang shared database.




Latino Leaders Against Trump, Skeptical of Clinton

La Opinión, News Report, Pilar Marrero, Posted: Aug 30, 2016

A non-scientific survey of Latino leaders found that the vast majority opposed Donald Trump, but also had concerns over Hillary Clinton.




DIAGNOSIS UNPREPARED: ‘America’s Other Drug Problem’: Copious Prescriptions For Hospitalized Elders

Kaiser Health News/New America Media , News Feature, Anna Gorman, Posted: Aug 30, 2016

Elderly hospital patients experience 400,000 preventable adverse-drug reactions a year, costing billions, but a new breed of pharmacists is bringing change.




The Conveniently Missing Racial Politics of EpiPen Access

The Root, News Analysis, Posted: Aug 30, 2016

For years, the rising cost of the life-saving drug has been a steep barrier for black families, particularly black children burdened by two factors: poverty and the growing disparity in allergy occurrence.




Donald Trump to Speak on Terrorism at Republican Hindu Coalition Event

India West, News Report, Posted: Aug 30, 2016

Republic presidential nominee Donald Trump will speak out against terrorism Sept. 24 at the PNC Bank Art Center in Holmdel, New Jersey.




Detention of Vietnamese Human Rights Lawyer Nguyen Van Dai Extended

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Aug 29, 2016

The authorities added another four months to their detention without giving any suggestion of when they would be brought to court.




Feds and the State Offer Relief for Flooded Homes in Louisiana

The Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Susan Buchanan, Posted: Aug 29, 2016

More than 100,000 homes were damaged or destroyed after an inland tropical depression entered Louisiana on August 12 from the east.




Duterte to UN, Critics: ‘I’m the President’

Asian Journal , News Report, Posted: Aug 29, 2016

President Rodrigo Duterte once again fired back at the United Nations (UN) and his other critics who express disapproval of his administration’s campaign against illegal drugs.




African-American History Museum Receives $10M

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Aug 29, 2016

Bank of America, Kaiser Permanente, Prudential Financial Inc., Target and Toyota have each provided $2 million in sponsorships to support the grand opening and inaugural events of the new Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.




Transitional Kindergarten Helps Foster Korean Language, Identity

Korea Daily, News Report, Nicole Chang, Posted: Aug 29, 2016

Bi-lingual transitional kindergarten programs are gaining popularity among Korean American parents in Los Angeles. (Korean only)




Kaepernick’s Sit-Down Aside --The Case for Standing for the National Anthem

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Aug 29, 2016

Colin Kaepernick's should be applauded for having the courage of his convictions, but a case can be made for the millions of blacks who do gladly stand for the national anthem.




Colin Kaepernick Shows That #BlackLivesMatter Even When His Career May Not

The Root, Commentary, Posted: Aug 29, 2016

San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick chose last Friday to remind America that black lives matter.




‘Indian Americans Against Hillary’ Support Donald Trump at New York India Day Parade

India West, News Report, Posted: Aug 29, 2016

A group of Indian Americans against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton handed out flyers at the New York City India Day Parade Aug. 21.




Fate of Farmworker Overtime Bill in Hands of the Assembly

South Kern Sol, News Report, Chris Romo, Posted: Aug 29, 2016

A major showdown is expected to take place in Sacramento today as the Assembly is set to decide on a bill that would grant overtime pay to California's farmworkers.




Pakistani Christians Endorse Trump

The Times Ledger, News Report, Patrick Donachie, Posted: Aug 26, 2016

Republican candidates and members of the city’s Pakistani Christian community gathered at a rally in Queens to celebrate their endorsement of Donald Trump for president.




Virginia Makes Progress as Push to Restore Voting Rights Grows

Equal Voice News, News Report, Gary Gately, Posted: Aug 26, 2016

Virginia is at the crux of a national debate over restrictions on ex-offenders' voting rights.




Report: Conflicts Reducing Life Expectancy in Arab Countries

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

Between 2010 and 2013, Yemen, Tunisia and Egypt lost some 3 months of the average person's life expectancy, while the war in Syria has erased 6 years off average life expectancy, they said in a research published in The Lancet Global Health journal.




DIAGNOSIS UNPREPARED: Geriatric ERs Reduce Stress, Medical Risks For Elders

Kaiser Health News/New America Media , News Report, Anna Gorman, Posted: Aug 25, 2016

Increasingly, hospitals are changing the "war zone" clatter of ERs by creating special ones for elderly patients--and cutting costs and hospitalizations.




Poll Finds Overwhelming Support for National Parks Among Voters of Color

New America Media, Video, Ann Basette, Text by Peter Schurmann, Posted: Aug 24, 2016

A new poll finds strong bipartisan support for public lands among voters from minority communities, despite an information gap that keeps many from accessing them.




French Police Make Woman Remove Clothing on Nice Beach

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Aug 24, 2016

“I was sitting on a beach with my family,” said the 34-year-old who gave only her first name, Siam. “I was wearing a classic headscarf. I had no intention of swimming.”




Clinton Blasts Trump's Wooing of Black Voters: 'Disturbing'

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Aug 24, 2016

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton excoriated Republican contender Donald Trump's recent attempt to court African-American voters by appealing to their disappointment with the Democratic Party, calling his rhetoric "divisive" and "disturbing."




Trauma of Witnessing Police Violence is Not Lost on Children

Chicago Reporter, News Feature, Jonah Newman, Posted: Aug 24, 2016

Chicago police officers broke into Samuel Holly's Roseland home and held the couple and six of their grandchildren at gunpoint.




Anger at Prison Abuse and Corruption in Vietnam

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Aug 24, 2016

There has been an angry public reaction to the revelation that inmates from a prison near Ho Chi Minh City were forced to work on the construction of a house for a senior prison officer.




One Parent's Experience With Early Childhood Ed.

Kyocharo, First Person, Susan Choi, Posted: Aug 23, 2016

A Korean mother reflects on her experience as a new immigrant learning to navigate the U.S. cultural and education landscape with her infant child. (Korean only)




PRESS RELEASE: NAM National Public Lands Registered Voter Study

New America Media, Press Release, Posted: Aug 23, 2016

Voters of color overwhelmingly approve of President Obama’s commitment to protecting national public lands and believe it is important for the next president to do so.




An Untapped Natural Resource: Our National Public Lands and the 'New America'

New America Media, Poll, Posted: Aug 23, 2016

A new poll finds overwhelming support for public lands among voters of color, despite a knowledge gap that keeps many away.




US Wobble On TPP Unsettles Vietnam

Vietnam Right Now, News Analysis, Staff, Posted: Aug 23, 2016

It would feed into China's narrative that Washington does not have the staying power to remain a force in the western Pacific.




THE DEMENTIA DILEMMA: NY’s Chinese Caregivers Find Support in Each Other

Sing Tao Daily/New America Media , News Feature, Lotus Chau , Posted: Aug 23, 2016

Chinese family caregivers in New York are increasingly finding mutual-support groups, but need more culturally appropriate programs.




Speedo, Macy's And Ralph Lauren Drop Ryan Lochte After Rio Olympics

Latina, News Feature, Posted: Aug 22, 2016

Speedo, Ralph Lauren and Macy's told Ryan Lochte "BYE FELICIA!" after his drunken escapades (and lies) during the Rio Olympics.




Crowdfunding Campaign Seeks to Preserve Langston Hughes’ Home

Ebony, News Report, Posted: Aug 22, 2016

The Harlem home of iconic Poet Langston Hughes is up for sale, and a crowdfunding campaign is seeking to save the historic landmark.




Hindu Goddess’s Depiction as 21st Century Modern Woman Roils Indians

India-West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Aug 22, 2016

“Waarrior Savitri,” the newest offering of Indian American film director Param Gill scheduled for release in India and the U.S. Aug. 25, has received considerable backlash for its depiction of the Hindu goddess as a modern, 21st-century woman.




Flood Victims in South Louisiana Shelters Ease as Water Recedes

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Susan Buchanan, Posted: Aug 22, 2016

As of presstime on Friday, more than 90,000 Louisiana flood victims had applied for assistance from FEMA.




Few Fil-Am Families Using Early Childhood Education Help in LA

Inquirer.net, News Report, Hiyasmin Quijano, Posted: Aug 22, 2016

Despite a priority placed on education Filipino families were among the least likely to use early childhood education programs available in Los Angeles.




THE DEMENTIA DILEMMA: New York’s Chinese Elders and their Families

Sing Tao Daily/New America Media , News Feature, Lotus Chau , Posted: Aug 22, 2016

The "catastrophe" of rising dementia cases is even harder on Chinese elders. In New York they also face language barriers and limited service access.




Dance, Dance, Dance: Korean Seniors Step Up to Fitness

Hyphen/New America Media , News Feature, Lisa Wong Macabasco , Posted: Aug 19, 2016

A seniors' Korean dance troupe in Queens is proving that it's never too late to become a dancing queen.




72% of Previously Uninsured Californians Now Have Health Insurance

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Aug 18, 2016

But the survey found that one ethnic group was under-represented: Latinos.




30,000 Muslim refugees accepted in U.S. in 2016

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

The U.S. has accepted more Muslim refugees than any other religious group during the current fiscal year, according to data compiled by the Pew Research Center.




Dakota Access Pipeline: Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Calls on Obama for Aid

Indian Country Today Media Network, News Report, Theresa Braine, Posted: Aug 18, 2016

The Standing Rock Sioux Chairman continued calling for peace and nonviolence as demonstrations continued at a construction site for the Dakota Access oil pipeline.




Armed and Aging: Should Seniors Face Tighter Gun Controls?

Silver Century Foundation , News Feature, Dana DiFilippo , Posted: Aug 18, 2016

Older Americans have the highest level of gun ownership, but even gun advocates feel family and doctors should have a say when mental problems appear.




In The Shadow of Chevron, Residents 'Fear the Worst'

Richmond Pulse, Commentary, Isabella Zizi, Posted: Aug 17, 2016

When you live in a low-income community in the shadows of Chevron, every single day you have to ask yourself, "When is another explosion going to happen?"




Rep. Darrell Issa Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Thwart H-1B Abuse

India West, News Report, Posted: Aug 17, 2016

Congressman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., July 20 announced new, bipartisan legislation to stop the outsourcing of American jobs by companies abusing the H-1B visa program.




Man charged with double murder of Queens imam and assistant

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Aug 17, 2016

The man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Queens imam and his assistant was arrested and charged with murder, police said Monday night.




A Senior Center Where Time Ran Out

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Aug 17, 2016

In San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood, a place for homeless and low-income seniors can't afford to stay open.




DIAGNOSIS UNPREPARED: Elderly Hospital Patients Need To Keep Moving

Kaiser Health News/New America Media , News Report, Anna Gorman, Posted: Aug 17, 2016

Despite mounting research showing excessive bed rest can harm seniors, while exercise helps them, many hospitals still don't put a high priority on making them walk.




Latino Advocacy Organization Calls Out Trump For Denying Access To Hispanic Media

Media Matters, News Report, Christina Lopez, Posted: Aug 16, 2016

A Latino organization launched an online petition calling out Donald Trump for ignoring Hispanic media.




#Swimmingsowhite: Long Beach Pool Project a Racial Justice Issue

Long Beach VoiceWaves, Commentary, Anna Christensen, Posted: Aug 16, 2016

It's summertime. Long Beach youth are on vacation and many head to the water to cool off. But too often for minority youth, a swim can be deadly.




Q&A: Nation's Oldest Park Ranger Cites Outpouring of Support in Healing After Robbery

Richmond Pulse, Question & Answer, Posted: Aug 16, 2016

94-year-old Betty Reid Soskin was attacked and robbed in her Richmond, California home in late June. She says support from across the country has helped her heal.




Many U.S. Black and Hispanic Children Lack Mental Health Care

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Aug 15, 2016

Black and Hispanic children are getting far less treatment for their mental health problems than other groups, says a new national study.




Filipinos heavily represented in LA swearing in of new citizens

Inquirer.net, News Report, Eric Anthony Licas, Posted: Aug 15, 2016

The estimated 6,000 immigrants who swore their loyalty to the US on Thursday came from 142 different countries. Filipinos were the second most represented nationality.




People offer to walk Muslims to mosques after Imam killed

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Aug 15, 2016

The fatal shooting of a NYC imam and his associate has prompted people around the country to offer to accompany Muslim worshippers to and from mosques.




Young Leaders: Community Organizer Strives for Change in Central California

South Kern Sol, Profile, Marcus Catsro, Posted: Aug 15, 2016

Change and empowerment in the community of Kern County, Calif., are at the forefront of Lorena Lara's focus.




Want to Fix U.S. Schools? Look to Native American Communities

Equal Voice News, News Report, Paul Nyhan, Posted: Aug 13, 2016

Hidden in a corner of Albuquerque is a two-story school that holds one of the country’s most promising educational models for Native American students.




Early Childhood Ed. Programs Out of Reach for Many Homeless Parents

L.A. Sentinel, News Report, Charlene Muhammad, Posted: Aug 12, 2016

At any given time there are close to 6,000 children who are homeless in Los Angeles County. Many are missing out on key educational opportunities.




Black Owned Newspapers Matter

Los Angeles Sentinel, News Report, Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., President & CEO National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), Posted: Aug 11, 2016

Black Lives Matter. Black Votes Matter. Black Press Matters.




Ilhan Omar Poised to Become Nation's First Somali American Legislator

Mshale, News Report, Tom Gitaa, Posted: Aug 11, 2016

A coalition of African immigrants, liberals and university students helped carry Omar to victory in a hotly contested Minnesota House District primary.




14-year-old boy shot and killed by police in Boyle Heights

Boyle Heights Beat, News Report, Posted: Aug 11, 2016

There are conflicting accounts of how a teen boy was shot to death by LAPD officers in a commercial district in Boyle Heights.




#GetLoud Rally Brings Activists, Community Together in South Kern

The kNOw Youth Media, Photo Essay, Danyeal Escobar and Aqeela Starks, Posted: Aug 11, 2016

On July 6th, South Kern Sol kicked off their Summer Youth Justice series with a #GetLoud rally and march.




The Art of Displacement -- Long Beach's Housing Crisis in Words and Images

Long Beach VoiceWaves, News Report, Crystal Niebla, Posted: Aug 11, 2016

The Art of Displacement Tour highlights the issue of renter displacement in Long Beach through art.




Duterte Moderates Tone After U.S. Response to Insult Aimed at Ambassador

ABS-CBN News, News Report, Dharel Placido, Posted: Aug 10, 2016

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday stressed the significance of the alliance between the United States and the Philippines, after he earned the ire of Washington this week for his homophobic slur against an outgoing US envoy,




Show of Defiance Against China - Report Says Vietnam Deploys Missiles

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

Military journals say the launchers are highly mobile and could deliver 150 kg warheads up to 150 km.




Scientists Not Spies: Panel on Asian American Immigrants Brings Historic Perspective on Racial Profiling

AsAm News , News Feature, Posted: Aug 10, 2016

During World War II, the secret service and the FBI arrested between 110,000 to 120,000 individuals of Japanese descent. 62% were American citizens. They were placed in internment camps along the West coast. At the time, “Japanese Americans were seen as unassimilated and unassimilable, and prone to disloyalty.”




Going to Class Behind Bars - Youth Speak Out About Court Schools

Richmond Pulse, News Report, Mitzi Perez, Posted: Aug 10, 2016

A recent report by Youth Law Center in San Francisco found that California's court schools are not serving their students well.




DIAGNOSIS UNPREPARED: Elderly Hospital Patients Arrive Sick, Often Leave Disabled

Kaiser Health News/New America Media , News Feature, Anna Gorman, Posted: Aug 10, 2016

Seniors often leave hospitals more disabled than when they arrived. But the nation’s few special ACE units show they can promote health and independence.




Angeles Mesa YWCA Offers Working Parents Support

Our Weekly, Commentary, Lisa Fitch, Posted: Aug 09, 2016

I have fond memories of my children's childhood. And each time I drive down Vernon Avenue, past the YWCA, I'm reminded of their toddler years. As a young, working mother, this YWCA was no less than a godsend.




Why the South China Sea Could Be the Key to Winning in Swing States

New America Media, News Analysis, Andrew Lam, Posted: Aug 09, 2016

All politics is local. But given shifting demographics, local also means the assurance of strong foreign policy experience.




Another Unarmed Black Man Killed by Chicago Police

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

Dash cam and body cam footage was made public. But the officer who fired the fatal shots did not have their body cam turned on at the time, so the shooting itself was not recorded.




University of California Responds to the Pressure to Prioritize California Residents

Korea Times USA, News Report, Posted: Aug 09, 2016

The primary interest of public universities should be their local residents and providing affordable education for those who deserve.




Protests Over Environmental Justice in Vietnam Continue Despite Police Threat

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

The rallies were held despite allegations from the police chief of Nghe An province that Viet Tan, the Vietnam reform party headquartered in the United States, was behind the environmental movement.




Asian American Fencer Wins First Individual Medal by an American Since 1960

AsAm News, News Report, Posted: Aug 08, 2016

His father Greg, who is also his coach, consoled his son after he lost to Italy’s Daniele Garozzo 15-11. Alexander came into the Olympics ranked number 1 in the world.




Protesters Demand Arrest of Police Who Killed Alton Sterling

Washington Informer, News Report, http://washingtoninformer.com/news/2016/aug/08/protesters-demand-arrest-police-alton-sterling-cas/, Posted: Aug 08, 2016

“These protests are and will continue to be one of the strategies our citizens use to bring attention to the issue of police brutality and demand justice in the death of Alton Sterling,” said Michael McClanahan, president of the NAACP Baton Rouge Chapter.




First Filipina Olympic Medalist Ends Philippines' 20-year Medal Drought

INQUIRER.net, News Report, Ted S. Melendres, Posted: Aug 08, 2016

Filipina weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz marked history for the Philippines by winning the first Olympic medal for her nation, a silver in the 2016 Rio Olympics, ending a long dry spell for the country in medal wins since 1996




Brazil’s New Black Power Movement

The Root, News Feature, Posted: Aug 08, 2016

This growing movement tackles a subject many would rather ignore—racism against Afro-Brazilians.




Senators Fire Back at Trump’s Proposed Ban On Immigrants From ‘Terrorist Nations'

Asian Journal, News Report, Klarize Medenilla, Posted: Aug 08, 2016

Following the San Bernardino attacks last December, he came under fire for proposing to temporarily prohibit all Muslims from entering the country.




In Ca. Clean Air Fight, Environmental Justice Takes a Leading Role

Inside Climate News, News Report, David Hasemyer, Posted: Aug 05, 2016

As regional air quality board takes an industry-friendly turn, Democratic lawmakers seek a voice for minority communities disproportionately affected by pollution.




A Trump Presidency and the Consequences for Filipinos

Global Nation, Commentary, Rodel Rodis, Posted: Aug 04, 2016

There was no outcry from Philippine officials or civil society that Trump's bigoted policy would harm the 15 percent of the Philippine population that is Muslim.




AAPI Immigrants Encouraged to Apply for DACA

New America Media, News Report, Text by Elena Shore, Video by Michael Lozano, Posted: Aug 04, 2016

Between 130,000 and 150,000 API immigrants in the United States may be eligible to request DACA, which remains in place despite a recent court ruling.




'Breaking the Rules of Race' - New Book Explores FilAm-Latino Bonds

FilAm Star, News Report, Anna Ven Sobrevinas, Posted: Aug 04, 2016

Given their history, Filipinos 'allow us to see how much versatility people have to identify with communities beyond just their own.'




Call for More Foreign Pressure on Political Freedoms in Vietnam

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Aug 03, 2016

Australia holds its annual human rights dialogue with Vietnam this week amid concern that western countries are easing pressure on Vietnam over its continuing crackdown on government critics.




Court Schools Like 'Going Right Back to Elementary'

New America Media, Video, Edgardo Antonio Jr, Posted: Aug 03, 2016

In the United States, close to 61,000 young people eat, sleep, and go to school in juvenile detention facilities.




An Open Letter to Donald Trump from a Muslim American

New America Media, Commentary, Hasan Zillur Rahim, Posted: Aug 03, 2016

Psychologists tell us that in uncertain times some people are drawn to demagogues who promise them certainty. It was so with Mussolini and it was so with Hitler




Black Panthers to Sickle Cell Warriors -- Communities Battling Blood Disease

Long Beach VoiceWaves, News Report, Lightmary Flores, Posted: Aug 03, 2016

Approximately one in every 365 African Americans are born with sickle cell anemia, a chronic illness with a pronounced impact on communities of color.




CDC Issues First-Ever Travel Warning in Miami Over Zika Concerns

Latina, News Report, Posted: Aug 03, 2016

Frieden also said that “aggressive control measures,” such as pesticides, are not working as well as they would like in Miami.




Obama Urges Republicans to Drop Support for Trump

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Aug 03, 2016

President Barack Obama has called on the GOP to discontinue endorsing Donald Trump for president, calling the Republican nominee “unfit to serve” as Commander-in-Chief.




Brutal Crackdowns, Hidden Poverty: How Preparations for the Rio Olympics Hurt Afro-Brazilians

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Aug 03, 2016

While the world is anxious for the Olympic Games to start, Rio de Janeiro’s Afro-Brazilian population is already embittered by the steps the government has taken in preparation for the event.




To Win, Hillary Should Speak a Little Tagalog

New America Media, News Analysis, Andrew Lam, Posted: Aug 02, 2016

One wonders if the Democrats are doing all they can to turn beige states to blue. Speaking a little Tagalog and Vietnamese might help.




The Education of Eddie Chavez

New America Media, Video, Charlie Kaijo, Posted: Aug 02, 2016

With few exceptions, local and national educational reform efforts have virtually failed to address the needs of youth attending schools within juvenile justice facilities.




New Generation of Hmong Learn Art of the Qeej -- Music for Souls of the Dead

New America Media, News Feature, Charlie Kaijo, Posted: Aug 02, 2016

Teng Her, 24, works to teach qeej, the instrument played as part of traditional Hmong rites. Her is the only qeej instructor in Fresno.




Twitter Destroys Donald Trump with #TrumpSacrifices

The Root, News Report, Posted: Aug 01, 2016

In what has become an almost predictable cycle—Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump makes a ridiculous, insulting comment, he is condemned by Democrats, some Republicans, the press and social media. And then he back tracks. See the Russia/Putin/Hillary Clinton/DNC email hack debacle for a recent example.




Arabs and African Americans: A Complicated Relationship Between Solidarity and Bigotry

Arab American News, News Feature, Ali Harb, Posted: Aug 01, 2016

Beydoun said activists have been encouraging business owners to hire people from the neighborhoods where they operate, treat customers with respect and give back to local organizations in the city.




Muslim Parents Respond Back to Trump Insults

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Aug 01, 2016

Trump seemed to be implying that because of the Khans' Muslim faith, Ghazala Khan was silenced and not allowed to speak in front of a national audience. Asked if he had sacrificed anything, Trump referred to his business ventures, calling the thousands of jobs he has created and the "great structures he's built" sacrifices, a comment which has been widely mocked on social media, especially on Twitter, under the hashtag "TrumpSacrifices."