Over 1,000 Attend March for Slain Kansas Engineer

India-West, News Report, Posted: Feb 28, 2017

More than 1,000 people attended a peace march in Olathe, Kansas, for slain Indian-American engineer

La Opinion: Mexico at a Crossroads

La Opinion, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Feb 27, 2017

Mexico must grant Central American undocumented people the same rights and treatment it demands from the U.S.

Civil Engagement with Trump Supporters

New America Media, Commentary, Hasan Zillur Rahim, Posted: Feb 27, 2017

My brief encounter with a Trump supporter taught me that we should use civility not as a weapon to win arguments but because it is the right thing to do.

Indian-Americans Must Realize That Their Complacency Will Not Save Them From Hate

New America Media, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Feb 25, 2017

The vulnerability of the minority will only increase as it is perceived as a threat to some people's idea of America, as we found in Kansas City.

Segregation by the Sea

Black Voice News, Photo Essay, Stephanie Williams, Posted: Feb 23, 2017

African Americans love California's warm weather and its sparkling coast, but gaining access to the state's beaches was not always easy.

America at a Crossroads: Land of Hope or Fear?

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Feb 23, 2017

An America that practices intolerance is an America dangerous to its own citizenry, and to the world.

Muslim Activists Raise More Than $70,000 to Repair Vandalized Jewish Cemetery

The Root, News Report, Posted: Feb 22, 2017

Muslim activists have raised more than $70,000 to help repair a vandalized Jewish cemetery in Missouri.

FBI Investigating Death Threats Against Muslims in North Carolina

Arab American Media, News Report, Posted: Feb 22, 2017

North Carolina Muslims reported death threats they received from people who attended a conservative meeting in Kernersville on Thursday. The FBI started an investigation.

Anti-Muslim and Immigrant Flyers Posted at University of Texas

AsAm News, News Report, Posted: Feb 21, 2017

A town hall meeting has been called by the chancellor of the University of Texas after anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant flyers were found on campus, reports The Statesman.

Matt Damon Saves China, But Can't Save China's Biggest Film Production

Asian Journal, News Analysis, Posted: Feb 21, 2017

As the two Europeans are taken captive, the army is preparing for an invasion like no other: a mythological species of savage, extraterrestrial monsters, the Tao Tei, which run from the mountains from the North every 60 years to wreak havoc upon the Chinese.

Lawmakers Urge Low-Income Households to Take Advantage of CA Earned Income Tax Credit

New America Media, News Report, Eric Licas, Posted: Feb 21, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of low-income families in California qualify for the tax credit, but they have to file their taxes to receive it.

Davao Hit Man Says Hundreds Were Killed

Inquirer.net, News Report, Christine O. Avendaño, Posted: Feb 21, 2017

He served as hit man for a death squad under the control and pay of President Duterte when the Chief Executive was mayor of Davao City.

Sustaining Grassroots Activism Against the Trump Presidency

New America Media, News Analysis, Hasan Zillur Rahim, Posted: Feb 21, 2017

This event was one of thousands taking place around America, in cities big and small, organized by ordinary Americans with existential concerns about the country.

Soul Food - Cultural Lifestyle or Disease Trap?

Florida Courier/New America Media , News Feature, Penny Dickerson, Posted: Feb 21, 2017

Slaves' imagination and desperation changed how the South cooks and eats, but ironically there's an unhealthy price to be paid by their African American descendants.

La Opinion: Another Hard Blow for Immigrants

La Opinion, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Feb 21, 2017

The rules promote the incorrect idea that undocumented people are a general threat to public safety.

A Prison by Any Other Name: An Interview with Dr. Tung Thanh Nguyen

New America Media, News Report, Andrew Lam, Posted: Feb 19, 2017

The question that confronts all Americans now as we put up barriers at the airports and build the wall is whether we are creating a prison for the rest of the world, or for us.

Experts Challenge Asian Stereotype, Call for More Chinese Family Support

Sing Tao Daily/New America Media , News Report, Ke “April” Xu , Posted: Feb 19, 2017

Older Asians -- especially Chinese elders -- face mounting challenges either being left behind or immigrating in old age. Both elders and their families need more support.

Trump Inspires Hate Groups, Says SPLC Report

AsAmNews, News Report, Posted: Feb 17, 2017

A year ago, the headline of the report on hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center read “Hate Groups on the Rise.” Sadly, this year’s report concludes that hate groups have risen for the second year in a row.

#DayWithoutImmigrants Goes Viral

La Opinion, News Report, Posted: Feb 16, 2017

The call for February 16 to be "A Day Without Immigrants" has gone viral on Facebook and Twitter.

10 Resign from President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

New America Media, News Report, Staff, Posted: Feb 16, 2017

The President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders yesterday submitted their resignations to President Trump. T

STOP FALLS: Smart Soles and Other High-Tech Ways to Stop Falls

Ottawa Citizen/New America Media , News Report, Elizabeth Payne, Posted: Feb 16, 2017

Singer Paul Simon might find the diamonds on the soles of his shoes are really sensors. They and other high-tech can help prevent seniors’ dangerous falls.

Black Voters Feel Ignored by the Democratic Party

Black Voice News, News Report, Lauren Burke, Posted: Feb 15, 2017

A new survey of African American voters shows discontent with the Trump administration, and a need for Democrats to better engage them.

New Senate Bill Would Cut Legal Immigration by Half

India-West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Feb 15, 2017

Most significantly, the bill would eliminate the preference for adult parents of U.S. citizens.

Navajo Nation Abandoned Uranium Mines Cleanup Gets $600 Million

Indian Country Today, News Report, Alysa Landry , Posted: Feb 15, 2017

After 50 years, mining companies will pay for cleanup at 94 abandoned uranium mines on Navajo Nation

Activists Challenge ICE Claim That Raids Target Criminals

EGP News, News Report, Staff, Posted: Feb 15, 2017

Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Los Angeles was "outraged" at news of the recent raids and suggested that some people who were targeted had no violent or criminal history.

CAIR Asks for Ohio Mosque Vandalism to be Investigated as Hate Crime

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Feb 15, 2017

The legal director of CAIR-Columbus Roman Iqbal said the man’s car was coated with pro-Trump messages and that he scribbled anti-Islamic graffiti on the mosque door.

STOP FALLS: The High Cost of Falling Down: Why Falls Are an Overlooked Health Crisis

Ottawa Citizen/New America Media , News Report, Elizabeth Payne, Posted: Feb 15, 2017

In our rapidly aging world, preventable falls present a rising and daunting cost in both dollars and unnecessary human suffering.

Podcast: How Safe is a Sanctuary City?

Feet in 2 Worlds, Audio, John Rudolph, Posted: Feb 14, 2017

Many communities are looking to strengthen their sanctuary policies. But it's unclear how far they can or will go to protect undocumented immigrants within their borders.

Flint Water Crisis: State of Michigan to No Longer Pay Bills

Ebony, News Report, Posted: Feb 14, 2017

City officials say the state will stop paying for Flint’s drinking water and end water credits for customers beginning March 1.

California Dam Managers Dismissed Flood Concern 12 years Ago

Korea Times US, News Report, Posted: Feb 14, 2017

On Monday, Bill Croyle, acting head of the Department of Water Resources, refused to comment on the 2005 concerns, saying he was not familiar with the warnings and would need to research the matter.

Asian American Family’s Home Vandalized with Racist Graffiti

AsAm News, News Report, Posted: Feb 14, 2017

The Xiongs are heartened by the support they’ve received from their neighbors, at least one who help to remove the graffiti.

Love Never Gets Old - Even at 100

La Opinion/New America Media , News Feature, Francisco Castro, Posted: Feb 14, 2017

They've been inseparable since their first ice cream date two years ago: Rudy is 100 and Christina 93. Now research confirms love is good for a healthy heart.

Nunca es tarde para enamorarse, ni siquiera a los 100 años

La Opinión/New America Media , News Feature, Francisco Castro, Posted: Feb 14, 2017

Una nueva investigación dice que el amor es bueno para tener un corazón saludable y evitar las enfermedades cardiovasculares.

Vietnamese American Priest Offers to Give Up His American Citizenship

AsAm News, News Report, Posted: Feb 13, 2017

He closes his letter by stating his desire to give up his U.S. citizenship and continue his religious work in one of the seven Muslim-majority countries listed in Trump’s executive order – Trump has attempted to ban immigrants from these countries.

Arab American Lawmakers Push Back Against Discriminatory Michigan Bills

Arab American News, News Feature, Julia Kassem, Posted: Feb 13, 2017

The legislator and organizer stresses unity and collective resistance to be undertaken by all immigrants equally harmed by the president's actions against immigration.

Solange Wins 1st Grammy and Shares Frank Ocean’s Grammy Diss

The Root, News Report, Posted: Feb 13, 2017

After Adele won the Album of the Year award, Solange tweeted a link to Frank Ocean’s Tumblr post, where he accused the Grammys of being culturally biased.

Rights Campaigner Released After Three Years Detention

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Feb 13, 2017

She was greeted by supporters as she emerged from the Gia Trung prison camp in the Central Highlands. They accompanied her on her return to Ho Chi Minh City.

Backlash Against Muslim Ban Offers Hope, But Immigrants Still Vulnerable

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Feb 10, 2017

The same week the Ninth Circuit decision was announced in San Francisco, ICE arrested approximately 160 people in Southern California.

Trump’s Border Wall Builds Apprehension Across Tohono O'odham Nation

Indian Country Today, News Report, Jacelle Ramon-Sauberan , Posted: Feb 10, 2017

Tohono O'odham territory fight against border wall has been going on since the Mexican-American War of 1853.

New Senate Bill Would Designate, Punish Organizations Deemed to be Affiliated with Muslim Brotherhood

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Feb 10, 2017

CAIR, with its mission aimed at establishing a “positive image of Islam and Muslims in America,” is the most well-known and engaged civil rights groups for Muslims in America.

With Ballot Initiative, Los Angeles Looks Toward Ending Homelessness

New America Media, News Report, George White, Posted: Feb 09, 2017

While Los Angeles is home to the nation's largest homeless population, L.A. County has responded with a broad spectrum of programs to match.

9th Circuit Refuses to Reinstate Travel Ban

La Opinion, News Report, Posted: Feb 09, 2017

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco refused to reinstate President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries.

Claims of 'Homosexual Agenda' Help Kill Hate Crimes Laws in 5 States

Propublica, News Report, A.C. Thompson and Patrick G. Lee, Posted: Feb 08, 2017

Some Christian groups have no problem protecting people from crimes driven by racial or religious hatred. They just draw the line at sexual orientation.

Chicago's Lax Enforcement of Minimum Wage Hike Leaves Workers in the Lurch

Chicago Reporter, News Report, Posted: Feb 08, 2017

Unlike in other cities, no new resources have been dedicated to policing new labor ordinances in Chicago, resulting in toothless oversight and few options for underpaid workers to recoup wages.

Public Education Is Doomed: VP Mike Pence Casts Tiebreaking Vote to Confirm Betsy DeVos

The Root, News Report, Posted: Feb 07, 2017

There is no saving grace here; she is going to be tragic. And the worst part is that children are going to suffer.

‘I Have Lived This Story’ - Echoes of Peru in Trump’s America

New America Media, Commentary, Andres Tapia, Posted: Feb 07, 2017

There are times when democracy succumbs in one fatal stroke. Then there are times when democracy is eroded by a gradual assault that corrodes its institutions.

Please Do Not Shut Out Refugees

New America Media, Commentary, Michelle Ha-Thanh Nguyen, Posted: Feb 07, 2017

So I speak out now. Please do not shut out the refugees. Please do not shut out the immigrants. Please keep Liberty's torch burning.

In Boston's Chinatown, Bad Air and Rising Temperatures a 'Toxic Mix'

New America Media/Sampan, News Feature, Ling-Mei Wong, Posted: Feb 07, 2017

Extreme heat isn't just uncomfortable; it's also the leading cause of weather-related mortality in the United States.

Trump Tweets as Rome Burns

New America Media, Commentary, Hasan Zillur Rahim, Posted: Feb 06, 2017

Congenitally delusional, Nero was the ultimate narcissist. Fast forward a few thousand years.

State Senate Leader Kevin de Leon Acts to Protect Californians in Trump Era

Asian Journal, News Report, Christina Oriel, Posted: Feb 06, 2017

Since the election of President Trump, California has been leading a movement to counter his policies from immigration to health care.

Emmett Till's Accuser Admits It Was All a Lie

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Feb 06, 2017

More than six decades after the horrific, racially-motivated murder of Emmett Till, the white woman who accused the Chicago teenager of verbally and physically accosting her in Money, Miss., in 1955, has admitted she lied, according to a new book.

America's Greatness Was on Display Everywhere— Except the White House

Arab American News, Commentary, Staff, Posted: Feb 06, 2017

In 2015, 53 percent of Americans displayed a favorable view of Muslims; a year later, the number increased to 70 percent.

In Era of Fake News, Finding Truth in Political Cartoons

New America Media, Question & Answer, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Feb 06, 2017

"I think a good joke makes the ridiculous obvious, and when people see truth they recognize it and that is what cartoons and satire can do."

Trump Administration Risks War with Iran Over Nothing

New America Media, Commentary, William O. Beeman, Posted: Feb 03, 2017

The Trump administration appears to be renewing the possibility of violent confrontation with Iran using a questionable pretext -- Iran's testing of conventional missiles.

California Islamic Center Vandalized With Hate Speech Graffiti

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Feb 03, 2017

On Wednesday morning, members of Tarbiya Institute, an Islamic center in California, found a dozen hateful slurs spray-painted on the front and back of the building.

Hate Crimes Website Made in Response to Increase in Hate Attacks on Asian Americans

AsAmNews, News Report, Posted: Feb 03, 2017

Hate crimes in Los Angeles County jumped 24 percent between 2014 and 2015, according to Los Angeles Human Relations Commission’s 2015 Hate Crimes Report. In particular, hate crimes targeting Asian Americans, the majority of which were people of Chinese descent, tripled from six to 18.

Ending DACA Would Leave Hole in Economy, Study Says

VoiceWaves/New America Media, News Report, Justin Covington, Posted: Feb 03, 2017

Studies show that Pres. Trump's ending the DACA exemption for young undocumented Dreamers would cost the U.S. economically.

The Paris Peace Conference: Signaling an End to Western-Dominated Era

Arab American News, News Analysis, Dr. Ramzy Baroud , Posted: Feb 01, 2017

On the day of Trump's inauguration Palestinian factions were meeting, not in Washington, London or Paris, but in Moscow.

Trump’s Definition of Deportable ‘Broad’ and ‘Vague’

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Feb 01, 2017

Under the expanded definition, nearly any undocumented immigrant could be considered a target.

Remembering a Devastating Flood, and Preparing Immigrant Communities for Climate Change

Ajabu Africa, News Feature, Harrison Maina, Posted: Feb 01, 2017

As they had been sleeping, rising floodwaters from the river had poured into their apartment complex, following days of torrential rain.