Merced Congregations to Offer Sanctuary

We'Ced Youth Media, News Report, Hannah Esqueda, Posted: Dec 30, 2016

Seventeen congregations in the Merced area are in the process of adopting official designation as a sanctuary space.

Google Fiber’s War on Minority Communities

Atlanta Daily World, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Dec 30, 2016

As Google enters the business of running high-speed Internet networks, its visionary reputation masks troubling practices that recall some of our nation’s darkest days.

EGP Associate Publisher Jonathan Sanchez Dies of Cancer

EGP News, News Report, EGP Staff Report , Posted: Dec 30, 2016

Surrounded by his family, Eastern Group Publications (EGP) Associate Publisher and Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Sanchez passed away Dec. 23 at his home in Highland Park, California, his family has announced.

For Chinese & Other Elders, Growing Isolation Is Major Health Challenge

Sing Tao Daily/New America Media , News Report, Ke “April” Xu , Posted: Dec 30, 2016

Increasingly, say researchers, chronic isolation is both a physical and mental health concern to seniors, but public awareness and resources are lacking to meet the threat.

On Edge, Minority Communities and Law Enforcement Beef Up Security Following Terror Attacks

Arab American News, News Report, Hassan Khalifeh, Posted: Dec 29, 2016

In Michigan, efforts to ban refugees from residing in neighborhoods were quelled and are symbolic at best, although the anti-immigrant sentiments prevail among many.

Work Permits for H-4 Visa Holders Uncertain in Trump Administration

India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrajbi, Posted: Dec 28, 2016

The future of a 2015 Department of Homeland Security initiative that allows certain H-4 visa holders to work remains uncertain, according to Indian American immigration rights activists.

For Female Farmworkers, Work Never Stops

Coachella Unincorporated, News Feature, Posted: Dec 28, 2016

Ramirez said leaving the fields was one of the most valuable lessons she was able to teach her sons.

Children of Fear: Who Speaks for New Jersey's Young Undocumented Immigratns

NJSpotlight, News Report, Posted: Dec 27, 2016

The children, however, were temporarily placed in a group home until authorities could find their mother. They now live with her in New Jersey and have obtained green cards.

Duterte: 'US a Land of Hypocrisy'

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Dec 27, 2016

"America is a land of hypocrisy. There are 40,000 Americans killed every year, drug-related," Duterte said in a speech before a group of exemplary government employees.

Museum Will Be a Memorial to Lynching Victims

North Star News, News Feature, Frederick H. Lowe, Posted: Dec 27, 2016

Otis Price was murdered by a white mob on Aug. 9, 1938, for walking past a white farmer's home while the farmer's wife was bathing in an open doorway.

Israel to Ignore UN Resolution, Set to Approve Hundred of Illegal Settlements

Arab American Media, News Report, Posted: Dec 27, 2016

Although the UN resolution was seen as an incremental victory for Palestinians, who have been illegally occupied by Israel since 1967, Birkat insisted the UN was biased against Israel.

INVISIBLE IN NEW YORK: One Social Worker's View of Aging Black on Life’s Margins

Amsterdam News/New America Media , News Feature, Gregg Morris, Posted: Dec 26, 2016

Older African Americans and others in Brooklyn's East New York neighborhood are marginalized, relying on low incomes and pantries offering unhealthy canned goods.

A Poor Christmas for Latino Elders on LA Streets

La Opinión/New America Media , News Report, Francisco Castro, Posted: Dec 23, 2016

Poverty and hunger are the staples of the season for many older Latinos in Los Angeles, even on Christmas.

Una pobre Navidad para los más olvidados de ‘La La Land’

La Opinión/New America Media , News Report, Francisco Castro, Posted: Dec 23, 2016

La pobreza y el hambre aquejan esta temporada a muchos latinos de edad mayor en Los Ángeles.

Duterte Kills Were 'Legit,’' Says Palace, News Report, Posted: Dec 21, 2016

Zeid’s call for an investigation of Mr. Duterte comes as the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings is grappling with the government over the terms of her proposed inquiry into the killings of thousands of drug suspects in the Philippines.

Another Blogger Arrested as Repression in Vietnam Intensifies

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Staff, Posted: Dec 21, 2016

Hanoi is continuing its campaign to silence independent voices, with the arrest of a 29-year-old blogger in Thanh Hoa province.

House Calls Are Back--and Hospitals See Them Saving Medicare Money

HFMA Healthcare Business News, News Report, Mark Taylor , Posted: Dec 21, 2016

A Senate bill would expand a house calls pilot program under Obamacare into a permanent Medicare program. It has helped seniors while cutting costs.

People of Color and the Poor Will be Hardest Hit by ACA Repeal

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Dec 20, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump’s threat to repeal and replace Obamacare is bad news for millions of Americans, but the poor and people of color are going to be hit hardest, say health care advocates.

For Trump, Billionaires Know Best, Even If They Are Mexicans

New America Media, News Analysis, Louis Nevaer, Posted: Dec 20, 2016

To realize his vision of making America great again, he's betting that he needs to enlist the most successful people on the planet to get the job done.

New Website Aims to Help People Short on Cash Find Reputable Help

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Dec 20, 2016

When people lack credit and need cash, they often end up turning to sources like payday lenders, which can lead to a cycle of debt.

INVISIBLE IN NEW YORK: Housing for the Ages--The quest to Build Coretta Scott-King Senior Apartments

Amsterdam News/New America Media , News Feature, Gregg Morris, Posted: Dec 20, 2016

It took Dedra Wade a decade--and the Lotto--to get the Coretta Scott-King Senior Apartments built for lower-income elders in Brooklyn’s East New York.

Navajo Nation Seeks $160 Million in Damages for Gold King Mine Spill

Indian Country Today, News Report, Alysa Landry, Posted: Dec 19, 2016

The Navajo Nation Department of Justice has filed a claim against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for $160 million in damages.

Drug War Stokes Widespread Fear in the Philippines

Inquirer, News Feature, Inquirer Staff, Posted: Dec 19, 2016

Commission on Human Rights Chair Jose Luis Gascon called on the administration to pursue its anticrime efforts 'with full respect for human rights standards."

Obama Signs Bill Awarding Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino World War II Vets

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Dec 19, 2016

Decades after their service ended, fewer than 18,000 Filipino veterans are still alive to personally celebrate the acknowledgment of their sacrifices.

Cambodian Legal Resident Fights Deportation

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

I’m not a drug dealer, not a gang member. I’m just an ordinary person that just wants to stay home where I feel like I belong.

Deporting the American Dream: Immigration Enforcement Drives Foreclosures in Latino Communities

EGP News/Newswise, News Report, Posted: Dec 19, 2016

Early in his presidential campaign, Donald Trump said he would deport all of the estimated 11 million immigrants who are in the United States illegally.

Black Federal Workers in 'Wait and See' Mode Over Looming Trump Presidency

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

They've compromised their beliefs and morals before for the greater good of working for the public, but will Trump be the straw that breaks the black government worker’s back?

Survey: Black New Yorkers struggling to save for retirement

Amsterdam News , News Report, Cyril Josh Barker, Posted: Dec 15, 2016

A recent survey by AARP New York and Siena College reveals that African American Generation Xers and Baby Boomers in New York City are unprepared for retirement.

New Report Identifies Solution for Better Oral Care for California’s Children

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Dec 14, 2016

A recent initiative in Los Angeles holds clues as to how to expand children's access to dental care.

Hun Sen admires Duterte, says PH envoy

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Dec 14, 2016

Cambodia has elevated Mr. Duterte’s two-day trip to Phnom Penh—made on the invitation of King Norodom Sihamoni—to a state visit from the usual official visit when new leaders come to see their neighbors in Southeast Asia.

Discovery of White Nationalist in L.A. Nikkei Organization Causes Stir

Nichibei, News Report, Takeshi Nakayama , Posted: Dec 14, 2016

A native of Arizona who grew up in Oregon, Johnson advocates a separate white ethno-state.

The Challenges of Safely Aging in Place in Rural America

U.S. News & World Report/New America Media , News Report, Michael O. Schroeder, Posted: Dec 14, 2016

People aging in--even retiring to--rural areas like Oregon face health challenges and isolation associated with growing old in sparsely populated places.

With Pipeline Losing $20 Million a Week, DAPL Battle Moves to Court

Indian Country News, News Report, Posted: Dec 13, 2016

Archambault also established what he sees as the best course for those people wishing to work for the best possible outcome.

China Angry at Vietnamese "Construction" on Spratly

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

Satellite images appear to indicate that Vietnamese vessels are carrying out dredging work after cutting a new channel on Ladd reef. The feature is fully submerged at high tide but has a lighthouse and a guard post for a small contingent of Vietnamese troops.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch Speaks on Escalating Hate Crimes

Arab American Media, News Report, Staff, Posted: Dec 13, 2016

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch visited a mosque in Northern Virginia on Monday to discuss the spike in hate crimes.

Bias Hinders Diversity in Hiring for Environmental Organizations

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

Diversity at the leadership level in the environmental sector remains low despite a high proportion of well-educated and qualified people of color.

John Glenn’s Earth Orbit Got a Boost from a Black Woman Mathematician

Northstar News, News Report, Frederick H. Lowe, Posted: Dec 12, 2016

Glenn was aboard Friendship 7 on February 20, 1962, carrying out the Mercury-Atlas 6 mission. Glenn circled the Earth three times in a flight lasting 4 hours, 55 minutes, and 23 seconds.

Veterans Ask for Forgiveness and Healing in Standing Rock

Indian Country News, News Feature, Valerie Taliman, West Coast Editor , Posted: Dec 11, 2016

Clark pledged to return to Standing Rock in service to the people and when he does, he'll go through another ceremony.

Childhood Trauma Effects Often Persist Into 50s and Beyond

PBS Next Avenue/New America Media , News Report, Emily Gurnon , Posted: Dec 09, 2016

Childhood abuse raises the risk of serious mental and physical problems later even well into victims’ senior years.

What Astronauts Can Teach Us About Aging

Ottawa Citizen/New America Media , News Report, Elizabeth Payne, Posted: Dec 08, 2016

International scientists in aging and space exploration are collaborating to understand what astronauts’ experience can tell us about aging.

Aging, Race and the Trump Election Impact

Uprising Radio/New America Media , News Report, Charlene Muhammed, Posted: Dec 08, 2016

Broadcasting from New Orleans, Charlene Muhammed devoted her Pacifica Radio “Uprising" program to challenges ahead under Trump for those reliant on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

The Never-Ending Ben Carson Nightmare

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Dec 07, 2016

We'll have a man who self-admits he has no government experience running a crucial agency that ladles out billions annually in public housing subsidies

With Fidel Gone, New Hope for Seized Properties Among Cuban Americans

New America Media, News Feature, Louis Nevaer, Posted: Dec 07, 2016

The position is that the Cuban State has a responsibility to occupy abandoned property and make use of it for the benefit of the community.

Mistrial Declared in the Police Shooting Death of Walter Scott

Northstar News, News Report, Posted: Dec 07, 2016

Slager’s defense team wanted Judge Newman, who is African American, to declare a mistrial on Friday. The judge, however, ordered jurors to continue deliberating today.

Louisiana Fights an HIV Epidemic

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Fritz Esker, Posted: Dec 07, 2016

While HIV infections do not garner the media attention they did during the AIDS crisis of the 1980s, the disease is still at epidemic proportions in Louisiana.

Ethan Allen's Indian American CEO Partners with Jewish Leaders to Fight Bigotry

India West, News Report, Posted: Dec 06, 2016

The CEO of the Danbury-based Ethan Allen furniture company, a Muslim, is partnering with Jewish business leaders to fight incidents of bigotry in the run-up to and in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as president.

Blues Icon Highlights Meeting’s “New Lens” on Black Aging Research

Florida Courier/New America Media , News Report, Penny Dickerson, Posted: Dec 06, 2016

Scholars highlighted issues for black elders--including a focus on older blues musicians like icon Little Freddie King--at a national gerontology conference.

Record Number of African Americans Will Now Serve in Congress

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Dec 05, 2016

Reality star billionaire Donald Trump won the presidency in shocking fashion, but African-American candidates also made history on November 8.

Texans Surprise Muslims With Solidarity Demonstration at Mosque

Houston Press via Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Dec 05, 2016

Texans are rejecting the wave of Islamophoia that's been gaining traction across the country in recent months.

Mob of Men Assault Detroit Liquor Store Owner, Tell Him To "Move Out"

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

On Friday, the men filed in again, this time threatening Matthew, and asking him to come out from behind the counter.

Army Denies Dakota Access Easement Under Lake Oahe; Exultation Ensues

Indian Country Today, News Report, Posted: Dec 05, 2016

In a statement released by the Army’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Works, Jo-Ellen Darcy said she based her decision on a need to explore alternate routes for the 1,172 mile-long pipeline.

Thousands of Veterans Descend on Standing Rock to Protect and Serve

Indian Country News, News Report, Valerie Taliman, West Coast Editor, Posted: Dec 05, 2016

The coalition of more than 320 Indian nations, has drawn millions of supporters worldwide, and thousands of people who have travelled to Standing Rock as a show of force.

The Oakland Hotel Village’s Remedy for Chinese Elders’ Epidemic of Loneliness

California Health Report , News Report, Matt Perry, Posted: Dec 05, 2016

The Hotel Oakland Village is making history in the historic California location with a program end isolation of Chinese elders.

Cure Sought for the Soaring Cost of Insulin

North Star News, News Report, Fred H. Lowe, Posted: Dec 04, 2016

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and Congressman Elijah Cummings have asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate the rise in the price of insulin to treat diabetes.

Vietnamese Journalist Punished for Comments on Fidel Castro

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Doan Trang, Posted: Dec 03, 2016

Consequently, Phung Hieu was removed from his position of Saigon chief representative, which may mean a cut in his income.

Water Warriors: Dine' Veterans Head to Standing Rock

Navajo Times, News Feature, Donovan Quintero, Posted: Dec 01, 2016

Nakai stressed that their motivation was not to go to Standing Rock to fight with police, but to stand guard on front lines and pray for everyone, especially for police, while shielding activists.

Aging Boomers to Depend on a Little Help From Their Friends, Extended Kin

Deseret News/New America Media, News Report, Lois Collins, Posted: Dec 01, 2016

Family forms an "invisible" eldercare workforce, but changes like more senior divorce and smaller families mean a bigger role for friends and extended kin.