How 'Connected' Will Your Aging Be in the Robotic Age?

Smithsonian.com/New America Media , News Feature, Randy Rieland , Posted: Mar 31, 2017

Will you or your parent be part of the "connected aging" future. Will home sensors be friendly visitors or tiny Big Brothers? Will robots bring companionship, or spy on you?




Rural Justice Issues Take Center Stage at UC Merced Event

We'Ced, News Report, Hannah Esqueda, Posted: Mar 30, 2017

Researchers, advocates and labor leaders assembled in Merced recently to identify and discuss key problems affecting rural populations throughout the state.




Youth Advocates Work to Boost Civic Engagement in Communities of Color

We'Ced, News Report, Hannah Esqueda, Posted: Mar 30, 2017

A new study finds that California's Asian-American and Latino adult populations are vastly underrepresented in most political activities.




How Will Artificial Intelligence Help Aging Boomers?

Smithsonian.com/New America Media , News Feature, Randy Rieland , Posted: Mar 30, 2017

As more Americans age alone, will robotics replace the human touch for them? The key, researchers say, is finding the right roles for machines.




Orange County Advocates Worry Health Care Options Still at Risk

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Mar 29, 2017

Despite the defeat last week of efforts by congressional Republicans to repeal Obamacare and replace it with the American Health Care Act, Orange County residents like those in the rest of the nation still worry that their health benefits could be taken away.




Sự thất bại của Đạo luật Chăm Sóc Sức khoẻ Hoa Kỳ


New America Media, Commentary, Trần Mai-Khanh, MD, Posted: Mar 29, 2017

Sự thất bại của đề xuất của đảng Cộng Hòa là một chiến thắng nhưng cuộc chiến vẫn sẽ tiếp tục. Chắc chắn, sẽ có những nỗ lực để lén lút đưa ra các đạo luật khác để có thể loại trừ từ từ quyền được chăm sóc sức khỏe với giá cả phải chăng ở đất nước này.




The Defeat of the American Health Care Act and Your Political Participation

New America Media, Commentary, Mai-Khanh Tran, MD, Posted: Mar 29, 2017

No doubt, there will be attempts to sneak in legislations that would chip away at the right for affordable health care in this country.




The 2017 NAM California Ethnic Media Awards & Gala

New America Media, Event, Posted: Mar 28, 2017

New America Media invites you to join us in honoring the outstanding work of ethnic media journalists and news organizations across California.




Therapy Used for U.S. Veterans Finds Success Among Traumatized Immigrants

Univision, News Feature, Jenny Manrique, Posted: Mar 28, 2017

Therapists are using cutting edge treatments to help immigrants heal from trauma. Many are undocumented or are victims of mental, physical or sexual abuse




Domestic Terrorism Rages On In Trump Era

Louisiana Weekly , Editorial, Posted: Mar 28, 2017

The number of attacks by white supremacists on Muslims and people of color continue to rise sharply.




Native Hawaiian Judge Receiving Death Threats after Order Stopping Travel Ban

AsAmnews, News Report, Posted: Mar 28, 2017

The threats began coming in shortly after Watson’s order which stated "The illogic of the government’s contentions is palpable. The notion that one can demonstrate animus toward any group of people only by targeting all of them at once is fundamentally flawed."




China Assures Philippines of Bilateral Mechanism in South China Sea

Inquirer.net, News Report, Posted: Mar 28, 2017

Zhao also said China would cooperate with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) toward the conclusion of a code of conduct in the South China Sea.




23 People File Complaint Asking Justice Department to Begin Criminal Probe of Its Boss

The Root, News Report, Posted: Mar 28, 2017

The complaint names 23 residents states that during his January confirmation hearing, Sessions gave "false and misleading" testimony.




KPop Parody from Asian American Social Media Stars Tops the Charts

AsAmnews, News Report, Posted: Mar 28, 2017

BGA's take on KPop is so good its even reportedly gaining the admiration of serious fans of the genre.




Houston Indian Americans Give $100,000 to Ian Grillot to Buy House

India West, News Feature, PTI, Posted: Mar 28, 2017

Popular Indian chef Vikas Khanna was another guest of honor at the event and talked about his immigrant experience, struggles that immigrants go through.




Japanese-Americans Speak Up for Muslim-Americans

New America Media, Commentary, Hasan Z. Rahim, Posted: Mar 27, 2017

It was only when Billoo was thanking the rally on behalf of Muslims that I suddenly realized what was troubling me: There were so few Muslims!




How Safe Are DACA Recipients?

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Mar 27, 2017

DACA recipients can be detained by ICE -- and have their DACA revoked -- if they fit any of the priorities for deportation.




'These Seniors Are Survivors' -- Serving Cambodian Elders in Chicago

Diverse Elders Coalition , News Report, Mari Quenemoen, Posted: Mar 26, 2017

Cambodian elders in Illinois face challenges much like other low-income seniors. But add to poor nutrition, limited transportation and poverty the trauma of war and genocide.




La información: la mejor arma contra las estafas

New America Media, News Report, Hernando Ramírez-Santos, Posted: Mar 24, 2017

Debido a este creciente problema en Carolina del Norte, que afecta principalmente a las minorías, los inmigrantes y las personas mayores, New America Media llevó a cabo el pasado jueves 16 de marzo en la ciudad de Raleigh la mesa redonda “Detectar y evitar estafas dirigidas a nuestras comunidades”.




With Rising Scams, Officials Urge Communities: Spot and Report Fraud

New America Media, News Report, Hernando Ramirez-Santos, Posted: Mar 24, 2017

At a press briefing, state and federal officials warned of the growing number of scams targeting the elderly, minority and immigrant communities.




We Will Fight Back in Defense of Our Communities

New America Media, Op-ed, Mia Yoshitani, Posted: Mar 24, 2017

In the face of Trump's hateful and destructive policies, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are rising up.




Refinery Expansion Threatens Already Poor Air Quality in Long Beach's 'Dead Zone'

Long Beach VoiceWaves, News Report, Crystal Niebla, Posted: Mar 23, 2017

Residents worry that air quality in what is often-called Long Beach's "dead zone" will worsen if plans go through to connect two existing power plants.




Md. Man Accused of Murder Traveled to NYC to Target Black People: Police

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

A white man from Baltimore, who allegedly stabbed a 66-year-old black man to death in New York City, reportedly traveled all the way to New York to commit the crime.




5 Water Warriors Defending Rights from North Dakota to Chile

Telesur, News Report, Posted: Mar 22, 2017

For World Water Day, teleSUR looks at some of the figures behind the fight to protect water in North, Central and South America.




Tillerson Offers Little Comfort for Vietnam

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Mar 21, 2017

China's apparent delight at the visit of the US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, at the weekend will not have been matched by a similar sentiment in Hanoi.




Trump Budget Takes an Axe to Native Housing Allocations

Indian Country Today, News Report, Mark Fogarty, Posted: Mar 21, 2017

The cuts to Indian housing would be proportionally more than to HUD as a whole, which the new budget slashes by $6 billion or about 13 percent.




If Democrats Cave on Gorsuch, They'll Be Sorry

New America Media, News Report, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Mar 21, 2017

Gorsuch is young and fit, and conceivably could duplicate Scalia's tenure on the high court.




US Crime Rates Decreased in Areas of High Immigration

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Mar 21, 2017

The findings contradict Donald Trump;s statements on his campaign trail that poised immigrants as an increased risk to security.




Q&A: Stories to Defend the Guilty

New America Media, Question & Answer, Anna Challet, Posted: Mar 21, 2017

David Lida is a mitigation specialist based in Mexico City. He conducts investigations for attorneys defending Mexican clients in capital cases in the United States.




Latinos Marinos - Advocacy Group Connects California’s Grassroots Coastal Advocates

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Mar 21, 2017

A growing cohort of grassroots Latino activists points to the future of coastal advocacy in California.




To Safeguard Against Climate Change, Defend Obamacare

LA Sentinel, News Report, Posted: Mar 20, 2017

California has been a national leader in addressing climate change and ensuring access to health care. But we can't address these problems alone. If we want to protect and improve the health of all Californians, we need congressional and state leaders across the country to oppose all proposals that slow efforts to address climate change.




The ACA: Where it Stands and How it Affects the API Community

International Examiner, News Report, Elsey Hemlin, Posted: Mar 20, 2017

Since January, President Donald Trump's administration has been the focus of protests and rallies, speeches and movements across the nation.




These Four Women Were Refused Service at a California Restaurant Because They're Latina

Latina, News Report, Posted: Mar 20, 2017

Management offered the women a lavish VIP experience, as well as the promise to donate 10% of the weekend's proceeds to a nonprofit organization of their choice.




Hate Groups Increase for Second Consecutive Year as Trump Electrifies Radical Right

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Mar 20, 2017

The SPLC found that the number of hate groups operating in 2016 rose to 917 – up from 892 in 2015. The number is 101 shy of the all-time record set in 2011, but high by historic standards.




Recovering From Trauma of Financial Elder Abuse—What to Do

U.S. News & World Report/New America Media , News Feature, Michael O. Schroeder, Posted: Mar 20, 2017

For victims of financial elder abuse, although recovering money and assets is difficult, steps can be taken to get life back on track.




Some Immigrants Thinking of Leaving US

La Opinion, News Report, Pilar Marrero, Posted: Mar 17, 2017

There is no evidence that people are leaving the country in large numbers, but some immigrants may be considering it.




Doctors: Climate Change is Already Making America’s Kids Sicker

New America Media, News Report, Honora Montano, Posted: Mar 16, 2017

A report just out by a coalition of America's doctors warns that children are most vulnerable to the health impacts of climate change.




Two Asian American Federal Judges Put Latest Travel Ban on Hold

AsAmnews, News Report, Posted: Mar 16, 2017

Many civil rights groups have dubbed President Trump's latest executive order Muslim ban 2.0. “We applaud the court for recognizing the blatant discriminatory intent behind the executive order,” said Elica Vafaie, of Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus. “If this is implemented, it will have devastating consequences for our communities.”




Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye Objects to ICE Tactics at California Courthouses

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Mar 16, 2017

ICE agents have been targeting undocumented immigrants in courthouses in the last several weeks.




The Mental and Physical Cost of Elder Financial Abuse

US News & World Report/New America Media , News Report, Michael O. Schroeder, Posted: Mar 16, 2017

Financial exploitation has far-reaching consequences beyond money stolen.




Killing Obamacare Will Kill People

New America Media, First Person, Spike Dolomite Ward, Posted: Mar 15, 2017

The author writes that a repeal of Obamacare could spell death for people with pre-existing conditions like herself.




A Doctor’s Take on the Potential Fallout of the ACA Repeal

New America Media, Question & Answer, Andrew Lam, Posted: Mar 15, 2017

Mai-Khanh Tran, MD, has been a pediatrician in Orange County for 22 years and she's "incensed' by GOP efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.




They Fought for the U.S. in Laos. Now Many Older Hmong Fight Depression

KQED California Report/New America Media , News Report, Alice Daniel, Posted: Mar 15, 2017

Depression haunts many older Hmong refugees, who fought for the U.S. Now in Fresno, Calif., some find help in culturally competent therapy offering even music and gardening.




Proposed White House Order Would Track Undocumented Residents Via Census

India-West, News Report, Staff, Posted: Mar 14, 2017

A draft executive order would mandate census workers to ask respondents about their immigration status for the first time.




Promoting 'Unity in Diversity' in Indian American Community Can Stop Spread of Virus of Hate Crime

India West, Op-ed, Bhamy V. Shenoy, Posted: Mar 14, 2017

There is no undeniable proof to argue that all these hate crimes are a result of Trumpism, or because of his direct and indirect support to a white supremacist philosophy.




Judge Orders Former Flint, Mich. State Official to Write Letter of Apology to Residents Over Water Crisis

The Root, News Report, Posted: Mar 14, 2017

Corrine Miller, the retired director of the state Department of Health and Human Services’ Bureau of Epidemiology will also have to perform 300 hours of community service, MLive reports.




Plea to Trump: Protect White House Council on Native American Affairs

Indian Country Today, News Report, Posted: Mar 14, 2017

Senators pen letter asking Trump to continue White House Council on Native American Affairs and annual Tribal Nations Conferences.




Filipino Immigrants Urged to Know Their Rights Amid Deportations and Raids

Asian Journal, News Report, Christina M. Oriel , Posted: Mar 14, 2017

Organizations are advising immigrant communities to understand how to prepare for and respond in the event ICE agents show up to their homes




Congressional Budget Office: 24 Million More Will Be Uninsured in GOP Health Bill

Inquirer.net, News Report, Posted: Mar 14, 2017

The GOP plan is designed to partially repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act passed during the Obama administration.




Caribbean Immigrants on Miami’s Climate Change Battleground

Caribbean Today / New America Media, News Report, Dawn A. Davis, Posted: Mar 13, 2017

As the climate heats up, sea levels in Miami could rise as high as 3 feet by 2065, with catastrophic impacts.




Jewish and Muslim Children Unite for a Common Cause

New America Media, Commentary, Hasan Zillur Rahim, Posted: Mar 13, 2017

An interfaith meeting of young people provides a moment to cherish and draw inspiration from in these dark and difficult times.




Back to the ER -- Poor Families Will Be Hardest Hit by Republican Health Bill

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Mar 10, 2017

Around 5 million Californians were able to get health insurance thanks to the ACA's expansion of Medi-Cal.




In an Angry and Fearful Nation, an Outbreak of Anti-Semitism

ProPublica, News Analysis, A.C. Thompson and Ken Schwencke, Posted: Mar 10, 2017

ProPublica’s Documenting Hate project recorded more than 330 reports of anti-Semitic incidents during a three-month span.




7 Do’s and Don’ts from Immigration Attorneys

South Kern Sol, News Report, Randy Villegas, Posted: Mar 10, 2017

In late February, a coalition of lawyers gathered at California State University Bakersfield to inform community residents about their rights, regardless of their immigration status.




New Tool Helps Track, Document Rise in Hate Incidents

New America Media, Editorial, Posted: Mar 09, 2017

NAM has joined a national collaborative that is working to accurately track and verify reports of hate crimes and incidents of bias or harassment.




Housing Innovations for Young and Old Counter Senior Isolation

Minneapolis Star Tribune/New America Media , News Feature, Katy Read, Posted: Mar 09, 2017

A Twin Cities housing innovation encourages multigenerational bonds. Another houses students with seniors. Options like these help counter seniors’ growing isolation.




Latino Trump Advisor Says He Helped Save DACA

Latino Rebels, News Report, Posted: Mar 08, 2017

Javier Palomarez said that his access to the new administration helped the White House decide to not act on reversing DACA.




American Website Targetting Indians is Old Bigotry Masked as H1-B Anxiety

New America Media, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Mar 08, 2017

The Indian-American community have been spooked by a video and posts on a website that purportedly claims to portray the Indian takeover of the Midwest.




Financial Exploitation: When Taking Money Amounts to Elder Abuse

U.S. News & World Report/New America Media , News Feature, Michael O. Schroeder, Posted: Mar 08, 2017

Financial elder abuse is increasing and can jeopardize a senior's well-being. Those affected are robbed of more than money and shouldn't hesitate to seek help.




Suspect Arrested in Murder of New Jersey Resident Trupal Patel

India West, News Report, Posted: Mar 08, 2017

Despite the arrest of Villani, the investigation into the disappearance and murder of Trupal Patel remains ongoing at this time, according to Gramiccioni.




Are You Lonesome? How Minnesota Seniors Are Combating Social Isolation

Minneapolis Star Tribune/New America Media, News Feature, Katy Read, Posted: Mar 07, 2017

More than 250,000 Minnesotans over 60 live alone. How can we fight off loneliness?




Ballot Measure Seeks to Stem Rising Youth Homelessness in LA

Long Beach VoiceWaves, News Report, Ben Novotny, Posted: Mar 06, 2017

Measure H would raise the sales tax by a quarter of a cent in order to fund medical, housing, and employment needs of people who are homeless.




A New—Healthier—Era for Soul Food

Florida Courier/New America Media , News Feature, Penny Dickerson, Posted: Mar 06, 2017

Some African Americans have adapted new approaches to cooking, which leads to better health and living longer.




FBI Investigating Shooting of Sikh Man in Washington as Hate Crime

India West, News Report, Posted: Mar 05, 2017

This latest shooting comes after an Indian American man, Harnish Patel, was killed Mar. 2 in South Carolina (see separate story); following the Feb. 22 killing of another Indian American engineer, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, and the wounding of his colleague Alok Madasani, which federal agencies are investigating as a hate crime after witnesses say the suspect yelled "get out of my country."




'Don't Quit Medi-Cal' Say Frontline Providers to Immigrant Communities

New America Media, News Report, Jenny Manrique, Posted: Mar 03, 2017

In the face of Trump's threats to Obamacare and the current ICE raids in California and other parts of the nation, health care experts recommend that immigrants stay in a system that keeps them healthier and more productive.




San Francisco D.A.’s Office Commits to Protecting Mexican Victims of Hate Crimes

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Mar 03, 2017

The DA's office is sending a message to Mexican crime victims: regardless of immigration status, they should feel safe reporting crimes to local law enforcement.




Proposed GOP Cuts Would Sharply Increase Elder Poverty

New America Media, Op-ed, Kevin Prindiville, Posted: Mar 03, 2017

Republican proposals to cut safety nets from Medicare and Social Security to Obamacare would sharply increase poverty among the most vulnerable older Americans.




Latino Grandparents as Parents—on Diaper Duty Again

La Opinión/New America Media , News Report, Francisco Castro, Posted: Mar 02, 2017

Latino abuelos who raise their grandchildren have to deal with retirement and diapers.




Abuelos se convierten en padres… Otra vez

La Opinión/New America Media , News Report, Francisco Castro, Posted: Mar 02, 2017

Tienen que lidiar con su jubilación y los pañales.