Preschool teachers’ implicit bias impacts black boys most, study says

EdSource, News Report, Jeremy Hay, Posted: Sep 30, 2016

Preschool teachers look for disruptive behavior where they expect it — and they expect it most from black boys, new research from the Yale Child Study Center suggests.

Dejemos de poner la ciudadanía fuera del alcance de las personas

New America Media, Op-ed, Varios autores, Posted: Sep 30, 2016

Solicitar la naturalización cuesta $680, y es probable que esa cantidad aumente de nuevo a $725.

Brown Signs Bill to Uncover Health Disparities in API Communities

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

A bill to disaggregate health data on Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in California was signed into law earlier this week.

New York Offers Support to Urge More Immigrants to Apply for U.S. Citizenship

New America Media, Video, Text by Anthony Advincula, Video by Orhan Akkurt, Posted: Sep 29, 2016

Despite an increase in citizenship applications, there are still many eligible New Yorkers who have not taken that step.

Graphic Body-Cam Footage Shows La. Cops Fatally Shoot 6-Year-Old Autistic Boy

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

On Wednesday a Louisiana court released body-camera footage of the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old autistic boy.

Governor Signs AB 1299: “Out-of-County” Will No Longer Mean “Out-of-Luck” for Foster Youth with Mental Health Needs

Young Minds Advocacy, News Report, Annabelle Gardner, Posted: Sep 29, 2016

On Sunday, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1299, “Medi-Cal Specialty Mental Health Services for Foster Youth,” into law.

5 Filipino Americans Named to Trump’s APA Advisory Committee

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

As the November election approaches, the campaign of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump formally announced its Asian Pacific American (APA) Advisory Committee in an effort to reach out to the fast-growing Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) electorate.

Nations At War? India Conducts Surgical Strikes on Line of Control Killing 40; Pakistan Retaliates, Killing Nine

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

Eleven days after a terror attack killed 18 soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir, India early morning Sept. 29 carried out "surgical strikes" on terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control, inflicting massive casualties and dramatically heightening tensions in the region.

Black Publishers Declare 'State of Emergency' in U.S.

Washington Informer, News Report, D. Kevin McNeir, Posted: Sep 29, 2016

African-American-owned newspapers and media companies declared a state of emergency in the U.S. with respect to Black America.

White House Outlines Massive Outreach to Indian Country at Tribal Nations Conference

Indian Country News, News Report, Posted: Sep 27, 2016

In addition to the WHTNC, the second annual White House Tribal Youth Gathering will be held on Tuesday September 27, 2016 as part of the Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) initiative.

Unease As Duterte Visits Vietnam

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Sep 27, 2016

So Mr Duterte’s recent angry denunciations of the United States, and his calls for closer relations with China, are seen as a threat to regional solidarity, and could seriously undermine Vietnam’s efforts to stand firm against Beijing.

Overcoming Voter Suppression Beyond the Voting Rights Act: Connecting with AAPIs on the Why

International Examiner, Op-ed, Derrick De Vera, Posted: Sep 27, 2016

In essence, local jurisdictions can just implement changes to voting practices without federal oversight, even with a history of voter discrimination. However, voter suppression comes in all shapes and sizes.

At Last: Obama Dedicates New Black History Museum on the National Mall

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Sep 27, 2016

The idea of erecting a museum that would highlight the contributions of African-Americans first received public attention more than a century ago

Clinton Won, Trump Lost and 3 Other Takeaways From Monday Night’s Debate

The Root, News Report, Posted: Sep 27, 2016

Hillary Clinton gave a strong performance, while Donald Trump sputtered out after a blustery-but-strong 20 minutes

Jail Conditions in CA's Central Valley Exact Heavy Toll on Local Families

We'Ced, News Report, Hannah Esqueda, Posted: Sep 26, 2016

More than 150 inmates are currently protesting inhumane conditions at Merced County Jail and nearby John Latorraca Correctional Facility.

Helping Parents See Themselves as Educators

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Sep 26, 2016

Early childhood education providers in L.A. say helping parents and families be better educators at home means "changing how they see their roles."

Planned Parenthood Expands Services to Transgender Patients in Florida, News Report, Posted: Sep 26, 2016

Planned Parenthood is expanding services to transgender communities in some centers throughout Florida.

Trump Forms Asian Pacific American Advisory Committee

Asam News, News Report, Posted: Sep 26, 2016

In advance of tonight’s first presidential debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump, the GOP announced the formation of an Asian Pacific American Advisory Committee.

Report: African Americans Have Been 'Locked Out' of Home Ownership

Louisiana Weely, News Report, Della Hasselle, Posted: Sep 26, 2016

The homeownership rate for African Americans is now lower than the national homeownership rate was during the 1930s.

Jordanian Writer Shot Dead While Facing Trial for Cartoon Mocking ISIS

Arab American Media, News Report, Posted: Sep 26, 2016

Nahed Hattar was assassinated in front the Supreme Court in Amman with local media reporting he was shot three times in the head.

Hillary Clinton and the Millennial Vote

New America Media, Commentary, Hasan Zillur Rahim, Posted: Sep 26, 2016

If Hillary Clinton does not light your fire, it may mean that your fire is already lit. The question is: who will keep it alive?

Tenants Face Eviction in Richmond Before City Votes on Measure L

Richmond Pulse, News Report, Malcolm Marshall, Posted: Sep 25, 2016

Over 100 tenants of the Creekview condominium complex at 3535 El Portal Drive have 60 days to find a new home.

For DACA Recipient, Mexico Visit Means Connection, More Questions

Long Beach VoiceWaves, News Feature, Jessica Salgado, Posted: Sep 24, 2016

"I felt numb because I was feeling so many emotions at once," said Salazar. "Other Dreamers feel 'off.'' They feel confused [coming back]," he said.

Environmental Group Sues Dow for Pesticide Pollution

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Sep 23, 2016

An environmental watchdog group is suing the manufacturer of Telone, a soil fumigant that is increasingly replacing the highly toxic pesticide, methyl bromide, for not warning residents living in nearby areas before the pesticide is applied.

SCAM ALERT: Indian Callers Pose as Federal Officials Offering $9,000 U.S. Government Grants

India-West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Sep 23, 2016

India-West became aware of this scheme when a caller phoned a staff member's cell and offered her a "no strings attached" grant of $9,000.

Quốc Tịch Hoa Kỳ -- Món Quà Cha Mẹ Tôi Cho Tôi

New America Media, Commentary, Bao Nguyen, Posted: Sep 23, 2016

Tôi có thể liệt kê những điều mà tôi được may mắn trong đời, nhưng tất cả đều xuất phát từ quyết định rời quê nhà và trở thành công dân Hoa Kỳ của cha mẹ tôi.

UC Expands Enrollment Opportunities for Underserved Californians

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Sep 23, 2016

At a press briefing UC President Janet Napolitano highlighted gains in expanding enrollment opportunities for California's diverse communities.

Congressional Black Caucus Presses Attorney General on Police Shootings of Unarmed Blacks

Washington Informer, News Report, William J. Ford, Posted: Sep 23, 2016

The Congressional Black Caucus held a news conference Thursday outside Justice Department headquarters in northwest D.C. calling for Attorney General Loretta Lynch to properly investigate and prosecute law enforcement officials who intentionally kill unarmed blacks.

Officer Who Shot Terence Crutcher Charged in Tulsa

Ebony, News Report, Posted: Sep 23, 2016

Prosecutors in Tulsa, Oklahoma, have filed first-degree manslaughter charges against the white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Black man on a city street.

Which Way Should I Lean in the Current War Over Vietnamese Cuisine?

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Sep 21, 2016

People take pride in the food they eat, and ethnic communities especially form and retain their identities around their traditional cuisines.

Restaurant Owner Puts Up "Muslims Get Out" Sign in Minneapolis

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Sep 20, 2016

A Minnesota restaurant owner is drawing controversy over a sign telling Muslim customers to “get out.”

Tribes Redraw Land Boundaries-- With GPS and a Small Fleet of Drones

Yes! Magazine, News Feature, Posted: Sep 20, 2016

The name of the village is Plantanares, and it’s accessible only by a long boat ride along the Gulf of Panama, up through the brackish, crocodile infested mangrove swamps that push against the coast.

Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Bear Gallbladders

Asam News, News Report, Posted: Sep 20, 2016

Vu Johnnie Nguyen of Virginia Beach, Virginia, pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Asheville, North Carolina, to federal charges for unlawfully trafficking in American black bear gall bladders.

Former Vietnamese Vice-Minister Warns of Political Violence

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Sep 20, 2016

A former senior government official has called for dialogue between the Communist leadership and dissidents, warning that failure to talk could lead to political violence.

Video Shows Black Man Surrendering to Police, Still Shot in Tulsa

Ebony, News Report, Posted: Sep 20, 2016

A Black man fatally shot by a white Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer responding to a stalled vehicle had no weapon on him or in his SUV, the city’s police chief said Monday.

Touch Me In The Morning: Aging, Surrogate Partners and Erotic Healing

California Health Report , News Report, Matt Perry, Posted: Sep 20, 2016

Some nursing facilities are accepting the calming effects sex-therapy surrogates can provide certain patients, even those with dementia.

San Francisco Chinatown Powerhouse Rose Pak is Dead

Asam News, News Report, Posted: Sep 19, 2016

Rose Pak died yesterday at the age of 68 after battling kidney failure for at least four years, reports SF Gate.

Canada Repairing Damage at United Nations

New Canadian Media, News Analysis, Posted: Sep 19, 2016

Canada will re-emerge on the world scene, after a decade of absence, when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses the United Nations General Assembly, in New York, on Tuesday.

Master of None Wins an Emmy for Outstanding Writing

Asamnews, News Report, Ed Diokno, Posted: Sep 19, 2016

The diversity at the the Emmy was in stark contrast to the Academy Awards for the motion picture industry that sparked #OscarsSoWhite when no person of color was nominated for its acting awards two consecutive years.

Once Again, the Black Vote Could Determine Presidency

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, James Wright, Posted: Sep 19, 2016

Several polls predict Trump will win only 1-2 percent of the Black vote, a drastic drop-off for a Republican candidate.

NY, NJ Bombing Suspect Rushed to Hospital After Shootout

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

Rahami, a New Jersey resident and U.S. citizen of Afghani descent, was identified after a man hunt, suspected for connections to a bombing Saturday night in a Chelsea, New York neighborhood that wounded 29 people, and another that exploded in a garbage can near a Marine Corps charity in New Jersey.

Voter Suppression Still Evident, CBCF Panel Warns

Washington Informer, News Report, William J Ford, Posted: Sep 19, 2016

Alabama is one of several states requiring photo identification to vote in the general election in November.

Clinton's 'Basket of Deplorables' Comment Was Right

The Root, News Report, Posted: Sep 19, 2016

Ever since Clinton uttered the phrase “basket of deplorables,” Trump’s most ardent supporters have tried to offer addenda to the claim: That they are “hard-working Americans.” They have families. And in this case, they have served their country. Fair enough, but you can be all those things and still either be racist, or at the very least, willing to support someone who is—which ultimately proves that when you get down to it, you’re not that committed to a belief in equality for all.

In Mental Health Care, Are We Treating the Symptom But Not the Cause?

New America Media, News Feature, Anna Challet, Posted: Sep 16, 2016

All kids need the same things -- family and community, the opportunities that come with education, and a safe place to live.

In California's Central Valley Youth Struggle to Find Work

We'Ced, News Report, Hannah Esqueda, Posted: Sep 16, 2016

For a large portion of young people in this Central Valley community, September is a reminder of just how long they've been looking for work.

To Pay Our Parents Back, Help Them Become U.S. Citizens

New America Media, Op-ed, Gene Wu, Posted: Sep 16, 2016

There is one perfect way to pay our parents back: Help them become citizens, and take them to vote.

報答父母恩情 請幫助他們成為美國公民

New America Media, Op-ed, Gene Wu / 吳元之 , Posted: Sep 16, 2016


Financial Aid Barriers Limit College Access for Undocumented Youth

Chicago Reporter, News Feature, Melissa Sanchez, Posted: Sep 15, 2016

Illinois offers in-state tuition, but that is not enough to make college affordable for undocumented students like Lisseth Perez.

U.S. Citizenship Can Help You Achieve Your American Dream

New America Media, Op-ed, Mark L. Keam, Posted: Sep 15, 2016

Mark L. Keam, the first Asian immigrant elected to Virginia's state legislature, says many doors opened when he became a U.S. citizen.

미 시민권 취득하여 어메리칸 드림 이룬 한인 정치인

New America Media, Op-ed, Mark L. Keam, Posted: Sep 15, 2016

그 날 많은 기회의 문이 나를 향해 열렸다. 

Governor Brown Signs Ethnic Studies Bill in California

Asam News, News Report, Posted: Sep 14, 2016

With little fanfare, Governor Jerry Brown of California has signed a bill requiring every school district and charter school to offer an ethnic studies class in high school.

Duterte’s Anti-US Stance Worries Investors

Philippine Inquirer, News Report, Posted: Sep 14, 2016

Citing media reports, Cuyegkeng expressed concern on indications of a widening of rift between the Philippines and its longtime US ally.

One Former Athlete's View of the Kaepernick Controvery

El Tecolote, Commentary, Carlos Barón, Posted: Sep 14, 2016

Coming from Chile, I was a newcomer to the racial issues of the United States, although my political awakening was a growing reality.

Cops Shoot, Kill Black Man Holding 'Rusty' Pocket Knife Eating in His Backyard

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Sep 14, 2016

Deborah Frazier called 911 for police to help mediate an argument between her brother, Gregory Frazier, and her daughter at the home they all shared in Pompano Beach, Florida. Her phone call resulted in her brother being shot at least five times by two white deputies, according to witnesses. He died at the scene.

Calif.’s Recreational-Weed Bill Could Be a Game Changer

The Root, News Report, Posted: Sep 14, 2016

High Society: Proposition 64’s proposal to resentence or clear criminal charges related to weed could have a major impact, particularly for black drug offenders.

Citizenship with a Side of Adobo

New America Media, Op-ed, Rob Bonta, California Assemblymember, Posted: Sep 14, 2016

California Assemblymember Rob Bonta says he learned what it means to be a U.S. citizen at the family dinner table.

The Fruits of Your Suffering: A Letter to My Refugee Mom

Diacritics, First Person, Adrienne Minh-Chau Le, Posted: Sep 14, 2016

Adrienne Minh-Chau Le's "Letter To My Refugee Mom" is what the title suggests it is - a straightforward, sincere, moving epistolary spoken by one generation toward the legacy of sorrow and struggles of an older generation.

Police Seek Assistance in Identifying Man Who Set Muslim Woman on Fire

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Sep 13, 2016

She noticed a man standing next to her with a lighter in his hand, according to police. He ran away eastbound on East 54th Street, without saying anything.

Arabs for Hillary Hope to Rally Reluctant Community

Arab American Media, News Report, Samer Hijazi, Posted: Sep 13, 2016

Locally, Trump has made no attempts to involve the Arab and Muslim communities in his campaign, despite several visits to the Metro Detroit region during his presidential run.

Philippines Not Cutting Ties with Allies - Duterte, News Report, Posted: Sep 13, 2016

“We are not going to cut our umbilical cord with the countries that we are allied now,” Mr. Duterte said in a speech at Villamor Air Base in Pasay City.

China Visit Raises Questions In Vietnam

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Sep 13, 2016

Vietnam’s precarious diplomatic balancing act continues this week with a six day visit to China by the prime minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, his first since taking office earlier this year.

Becoming a U.S. Citizen During Constitution Week

New America Media, Op-ed, León Rodríguez, Posted: Sep 13, 2016

USCIS takes special pride in naturalizing new citizens during Constitution Week, writes USCIS Director León Rodríguez.

Convertirse en un ciudadano estadounidense durante la Semana de la Constitución

New America Media, Op-ed, León Rodríguez, Posted: Sep 13, 2016

León Rodríguez, el director de USCIS, dice que USCIS se enorgullece de la naturalización de nuevos ciudadanos durante la Semana de la Constitución.

Overdue National Debate About Pipelines and ‘Sound Science'

Trahant Reports, News Analysis, Posted: Sep 12, 2016

The question of how this nation will address climate change remains. But at least last week the federal government took one small step toward the right answer.

L.A. Approves Fees on Developers for Parks

EGP News, News Report, Posted: Sep 12, 2016

Huizar staffers estimate that with the added fee payments from the apartment projects, the annual park fee revenue could increase by another $30 million. City officials, however, have avoided settling on any specific, projected figure.

Mosque Where Orlando Shooter Attended Set On Fire On Eid

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Sep 12, 2016

Local law enforcement officers received reports of flames rising from the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce, located about 100 miles (161 km) southeast of Orlando, at about 12:30 a.m. EDT, St. Lucie County Sheriff's Major David Thompson told reporters at a news conference

What’s Really in Hillary Clinton’s Health Report?

The Root, News Report, Posted: Sep 12, 2016

Among other notable findings in Bardack’s report: Clinton “does not smoke; she drinks alcohol occasionally. She eats a diet rich in lean protein, vegetables and fruit. She exercises regularly, including yoga, swimming, walking and weight-training.”

EPA Announces Plans to Begin Next Phase of Navajo Uranium Mine Cleanup

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Sep 12, 2016

Federal officials took the first step this week toward a planned copy billion cleanup of abandoned uranium mines in and around the Navajo Nation, seeking bids to assess the problem and begin planning the project.

Fifteen Years After 9/11, America Fails to End Terror

Arab American News, Editorial, Posted: Sep 10, 2016

The terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 gave birth to the disastrous "war on terror." A decade and a half and multiple wars later, the world is a far more dangerous place.

Filipinos in DC haven’t forgotten Marcos and misdeeds, News Report, Posted: Sep 09, 2016

Ferdinand Marcos, who ruled as dictator in the Philippines from 1972 until 1986, may have been dead for 27 years but the memory of his brutal rule is still very much alive.

Why the White House Needs to Get Involved in the Standing Rock Dispute

Trahant Reports, Commentary, Mark Trahant, Posted: Sep 09, 2016

What should the White House be doing as the stand off at the Standing Rock Reservation intensifies? Ideally propose a solution.

Are Separate Dorms a Good or Bad Thing for Black Students?

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Sep 08, 2016

The announcement that Cal State University, LA agreed to establish separate dorm housing for blacks ignited the predictable furor.

Program Brings Car Sharing to Low-Income Chicago Neighborhoods

The Chicago Reporter, News Feature, La Risa Lynch, Posted: Sep 08, 2016

When Clarice Gray's car was repossessed almost a year ago, the Roseland resident turned to social media for help.

DIAGNOSIS UNPREPARED: Gaps In Care Persist During Transition From Hospital To Home

Kaiser Health News/New America Media , News Report, Anna Gorman, Posted: Sep 08, 2016

For elders, discharge from hospital to home without help holds risks costing $26 billion annually. New programs showing how to change that.

Report Reveals Diversity in Hollywood Stuck in Neutral

Asam News, News Report, Posted: Sep 07, 2016

The Hollywood hierarchy appears to be no different from the diversity shown in the acting ranks.

DAPL Pipeline Destroys Sacred Grounds

Indian Country News, Commentary, Dave Archambault Sr. , Posted: Sep 07, 2016

As word spread in the Spirit Camp that corridor work was coming, demonstrators hurried to the area, in spite of trespassing and the jail time worry.

Judge Temporarily Halts DAPL Construction on Select Land but Not on Desecrated Area

Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Sep 07, 2016

Following the destruction of Lakota burial grounds and sacred sites by Dakota Access pipeline workers, more than 500 water protectors gathered to pray. More than 8,000 people representing 180 tribes have converged at the Oceti Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock to protect their water and sacred sites.

Vietnam’s Diplomatic Drive With India Pays Dividends

Vietnam Right Now, News Analysis, Staff, Posted: Sep 07, 2016

India's offer of a $500 million loan for defense purchases consolidates Delhi's role as an important player in the rapid modernization of the Vietnamese military.

Fil-Ams Sound Off on Trump’s Immigration Speech

Asian Journal, News Report, Christina Oriel, Posted: Sep 06, 2016

For some Fil-Am Republicans, Trump's speech reflected their beliefs. Others agreed with Clinton that it was Trump's "darkest speech yet."

President Obama on Colin Kaepernick: ‘He’s Exercising His Constitutional Right’

Ebony, News Report, Posted: Sep 06, 2016

Though he admitted he hadn’t been following the controversy closely, President Obama affirmed Kaepernick’s right to protest.

Why I’m Taking a Stand Against Vote Suppression in Arizona

Navajo Times, Commentary, Peterson Zah, Posted: Sep 06, 2016

Two Mohave-Apache, veterans of World War II, fought all the way to the Arizona Supreme Court to secure the right to vote.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Seeks Temporary Restraining Order Against Dakota Access Pipeline

Indian Country News, News Report, Posted: Sep 06, 2016

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe filed an emergency motion Sunday for a temporary restraining order to prevent further destruction of the Tribe’s sacred sites by Dakota Access Pipeline.

Duterte Voices Regrets For Insult on Obama

Inquirer , News Report, Posted: Sep 06, 2016

With the sleeves of his barong tagalog rolled up and hands in pant pockets, a contrite President Duterte debuted on Tuesday at the annual Asean summit overshadowed by his “putang ina” remark directed at US President Barack Obama.

Detroiters Say No To Trump

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Sep 06, 2016

A journalist who was inside the church, said Trump spoke to a scarcely packed, but attentive congregation, reading from a piece of paper for about seven minutes. He voiced support for African Americans, and quoted scripture from the Book of John.

Louisiana’s West Nile, Zika Concerns Grow

Louisiana Weekly, News Feature, Susan Buchanan, Posted: Sep 06, 2016

Residents of flooded areas in south-central Louisiana are at risk for mosquito-borne West Nile disease, health officials warned last month.

Foreign Entrepreneurs Can Get 'Start-Up' Visas to Start Business in US

India-West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Sep 03, 2016

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Aug. 26 a new proposal that would allow foreign entrepreneurs to be considered for a two-year stay in the U.S. to start or scale up a business.

Iraqi American Photojournalist Documents Journey of Refugees

Arab American News, Profile, Zahraa Farhat, Posted: Sep 02, 2016

Salwan Georges, a staff photojournalist at the Detroit Free Press and an Iraqi refugee, made it his mission to tell every refugee's story.

Muslim Woman Stabbed to Death in Queens

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

The NYPD Muslim Officers Society confirmed Khanam was the aunt of an officer on Twitter early Thursday morning, saying: “Let’s catch the perp.”