San Diego Doctors, Advocates Combine Efforts to End Female Genital Cutting

California Health Report, News Report, Marty Graham, Posted: Apr 26, 2017

A family health center in San Diego has been awarded a $1 million grant to turn its large African community away from female genital cutting, while developing culturally competent medical care for women who have been cut.

Asians Win Back Pay in Discrimination Complaint

Asam News, News Report, Posted: Apr 26, 2017

Analytics and technology company Palantir has agreed to pay $1.7 million dollars in back wages and stock options to settle charges it discriminated against Asian applicants for engineering jobs.

Asean May Go Soft on China on Sea Row

Global Nation, News Report, Posted: Apr 26, 2017

Southeast Asian leaders will express serious concern over territorial disputes in the South China Sea when they gather in an annual summit in Manila on Saturday.

Community Rallies in Massive Support for Battered Wife Whose Husband Receives Slap on Wrist

India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Apr 26, 2017

Several anti-domestic violence organizations, under the umbrella organization Raksha, Inc., released a statement decrying the lenient sentence for Gattani.

Congressman Pallone Wants Trump Admin. to Step Back from Toxic Rhetoric on Immigration

India West, News Report, Posted: Apr 25, 2017

The congressman and community leaders discussed recent executive orders on immigration by President Donald Trump, as well as the uptick in hate crime across the nation.

Trickle Down Devastation -- A Single Mom Responds to Trump's Tax Plan

Equal Voice News, Commentary, Alison Stine, Posted: Apr 25, 2017

The proposed tax plan announced by Donald Trump punishes single parents living with their children on low- to moderate-incomes.

An Under-Reported Crime -- Battling Fraudsters By Reporting Fraud

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Apr 25, 2017

Consumer fraud continues to be an under-reported crime according the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.

Can You Hear Me Now? 8 Options for Affordable Hearing Aids

Senior Planet/New America Media , News Feature, Erica Manfred, Posted: Apr 25, 2017

Two-thirds of Americans 70-plus have significant hearing loss, but only 20 percent buy hearing aids. Here’s a guide to eight cost and technology options.

Kern County Stands to Lose Big if ACA is Repealed

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Apr 24, 2017

Expansion of the Medi-Cal program under ACA allowed 95,679 adults in Kern County, or 10 percent of its population, to get health insurance, some for the very first time, according to the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. It dropped the county’s rate of uninsured children to less than 5 percent.

Affirming Science in Silicon Valley on Earth Day 2017

New America Media, Commentary, Hasan Zillur Rahim, Posted: Apr 24, 2017

Thousands gathered Saturday for the March for Science rally in downtown San Jose to protest proposed cuts to science funding by the Trump administration.

Majority of Californians Polled Favor Vouchers for Private Schools

EdSource, News Feature, John Fensterwald, Posted: Apr 24, 2017

Californians appear in sync with one issue that Trump and his Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos are advocating: vouchers for private and religious schools.

UC Reps Meet With Black Families in Richmond

Richmond Pulse, News Feature, Richmond Pulse Editors, Posted: Apr 23, 2017

African-American parents sat down with UC Vice Provost Yvette Gullatt to discuss different paths to enrolling in the University of California.

Farmers' Defiance Unsettles Hanoi

Vietnam Right Now, News Analysis, Staff, Posted: Apr 22, 2017

Under Vietnam's socialist system all land is owned by the state, but farmers acquire rights to farm their own plots.

Seeking Solutions to Kentucky’s Nursing Shortage

Kentucky Health News/HealthCetera , News Report, Melissa Patrick, Posted: Apr 21, 2017

Some hospitals in Kentucky can’t find enough nurses; they and nursing colleges work toward short-term and long-term solutions.

Swift Siege Leads to Fatal Shooting, Family's Ire

ChicoSol, News Feature, Dave Waddell, Posted: Apr 21, 2017

Family members keep speaking out publicly about their frustration with the county’s investigation. "We're going to do whatever's necessary to get justice for Desmond."

Long Beach Activists Want Cleaner Air. What About the Beach?

Long Beach VoiceWaves, News Report, Rudy Cardoso, Posted: Apr 21, 2017

There's a divide in Long Beach between coastal advocates, on the one hand, and environmental justice activists who say they are "fighting to breathe with dignity."

Black Surfers Introduce New Generation to California Coast

LA Sentinel, News Feature, Charlene Muhammad, Posted: Apr 20, 2017

The Black Surfers Collective hosts surf outings every second Sunday of the month at the Inkwell, a historic beach for Blacks in Santa Monica.

One Solution to North Korea - A U.S. Withdrawal

New America Media, News Analysis, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Apr 19, 2017

The mix-up over the U.S. naval fleet that was allegedly sailing toward Korea might actually point to a solution for the six-decade-old standoff.

Civil Rights Groups Condemn Proposal to Collect Social Media Data from Chinese Travelers

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Apr 19, 2017

A proposal by Trump’s CBP would require visa holders from China to turn over their social media information.

Black Retirees: North Carolina's 'Reverse' Migration

WUNC/New America Media , News Report, Leoneda Inge, Posted: Apr 19, 2017

Nearly 6 million African Americans left the South in the Great Migration, but today many are going back making North Carolina a leading retirement destination in the country.

Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown Pardons Three Deported Veterans

La Opinion, News Report, Pilar Marrero, Posted: Apr 18, 2017

In an unprecedented move, California Gov. Jerry Brown pardoned three U.S. veterans who had been deported.

World Bank: Philippines Economy Top Performer in East Asia

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Apr 18, 2017

The World Bank on Tuesday, April 11 says the Philippine economy will grow close to 7 percent in the next three years, remaining the top performer in East Asia.

New Orleans DA Jails Victims For Refusal to Testify, Report Says

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Staff, Posted: Apr 18, 2017

In 2016, a rape victim was jailed for eight days because she refused to attend Criminal District Court in New Orleans.

Hate Crime Law Results in Few Convictions and Lots of Disappointment

Propublica, News Report, Ryan Katz, Posted: Apr 18, 2017

In Texas, the tiny number of successful prosecutions leave both victims and lawmakers questioning state's commitment to punishing hate.

Impeaching Trump Is Not An Option -- Yet

New America Media, News Analysis, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Apr 18, 2017

The election tampering angle is near impossible to prove. It would take smoking gun proof that Trump directed Putin and his cronies to cook the election books for him.

Tense Confrontation Over Land Dispute in Vietnam as Locals Hold Police Hostage

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Apr 17, 2017

The arrests led to the violent response by residents who are demanding the release of their comrades in exchange for their hostages.

Muslim Mother Threatened by Man with Rifle in North Carolina Shopping Center

India West, News Report, Posted: Apr 17, 2017

A police report described the suspect as a white male in his 40s or 50s who was driving a red pick-up truck.

Tribal Members in Oklahoma Defeat Natural Gas Pipeline Company

Indian Country Today, News Report, Kristi Eaton, Posted: Apr 17, 2017

Federal court orders removal of natural gas pipeline in Oklahoma for trespassing on original Kiowa Indian lands.

More Than A thousand Palestinians In Israeli Jails Begin Hunger Strike

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Apr 17, 2017

The strike was the only way to gain concession after other options had failed. More than a thousand Palestinians In Israeli jails began a hunger strike.

Tracing the Journey of a Human Sex Trafficking Survivor

AsamNews, News Feature, Posted: Apr 17, 2017

She arrived at John F. Kennedy airport where she says she was met by a man named Johnny Wong, who had a copy of her passport and her papers.

Older, Wiser and Fighting Climate Change

California Health Report/New America Media , News Feature, Matt Perry, Posted: Apr 17, 2017

A common misconception is that elders don’t care about climate change. But gerontologist and grandfather Mick Smyer is among those proving this to be wrong.

Volunteers Help Low Income Earners File Taxes For Free in Santa Ana

New America Media, News Feature, Eric Licas, Posted: Apr 14, 2017

They suggest that their efforts to promote financial literacy and awareness of free online filing tools have empowered many of their normal clients to submit their taxes on their own.

¿Qué se necesitará para prevenir otra inundación tipo Coyote Creek?

New America Media, Question & Answer, Staff, Posted: Apr 14, 2017

La mañana del 21 de febrero, el área de Rock Springs en San José vio las peores inundaciones de la ciudad en dos décadas cuando tormentas invernales causaron que el Coyote Creek se desbordara.

APA Organizations Urge Probe, Boycott of UA for Using 'Excessive Force' in Removing Passenger

Asian Fortune, News Report, Jennie L. Ilustre, Posted: Apr 12, 2017

UA also stands to lose a huge market. On Chinese social media, the incident attracted the attention of more than 480 million users on Weibo, China's Twitter-like platform.

North Miami Cop Charged With Attempted Manslaughter in Shooting of Unarmed Therapist

The Root, News Report, Posted: Apr 12, 2017

A North Miami police officer who shot an unarmed behavioral therapist as he cared for a man with autism has been charged with attempted manslaughter.

Breast Cancer Rates Among Asian Americans on Rise

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Apr 12, 2017

Unlike other ethnic groups, Asian Americans experienced an increase in breast cancer rates over the last 15 years.

H-1B Visa Quota for 2018 Filled in Less Than a Week, News Report, Posted: Apr 12, 2017

The applications opened on April 3, and this is the fifth consecutive year that the cap has been fulfilled in less than a week.

UA3411: On Being a Randomly Picked Asian

New America Media, News Analysis, Andrew Lam, Posted: Apr 11, 2017

Neither Doctor Dao nor his wife are talking to the media at the moment. Surely he's picking a team of lawyers, no random algorithm necessary.

‘Dawa’ - An Invitation to Fighting Extremism

New America Media, Commentary, Hasan Zillur Rahim, Posted: Apr 11, 2017

Author Ayaan Hirsi Ali's newest book takes aim at an Islamic tradition that in practice here in the US is an essential tool in the very fight against extremism.

Violent Eviction of Indigenous Shuar Clears Way for Copper Mine

Indian Country, News Report, Barbara Fraser, Posted: Apr 11, 2017

Police and soldiers have violently evicted Shuar families in Ecuador to make way for a Chinese-owned copper mine.

Colson Whitehead Wins Pulitzer Prize for The Underground Railroad

The Root, News Report, Posted: Apr 10, 2017

Colson Whitehead, author of the 2016 National Book Award-winning novel The Underground Railroad, won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction Monday.

Q&A: What Will It Take to Prevent Another Coyote Creek Flood?

New America Media, Question & Answer, Staff, Posted: Apr 10, 2017

On the morning of February 21, the Rock Springs area of San Jose saw the city's worst flooding in two decades when winter storms caused Coyote Creek to overflow.

2020年人口普查支持者敲警鐘 :「人口普查無法重來」

New America Media, News Report, Honora Montano, Posted: Apr 10, 2017


Asian Passenger Forcibly Removed from United Flight

Asam News, News Report, Posted: Apr 10, 2017

"Flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville was overbooked," a United spokesperson said. “After our team looked for volunteers, one customer refused to leave the aircraft voluntarily and law enforcement was asked to come to the gate.

Hate Crimes Jump 15% in Los Angeles

EGP news, News Report, Posted: Apr 10, 2017

Of the localities surveyed, Los Angeles had the third-largest number of hate crimes in the nation, with only New York and Boston reporting more, the researchers said.

NY Becomes 1st State to OK Free Tuition at Public Colleges for Eligible Students

The Root, News Report, Posted: Apr 10, 2017

The plan will be phased in over three years, with tuition being free for residents who earn up to a specific income cap.NY Becomes 1st State to OK Free Tuition at Public Colleges for Eligible Students

No Happy Endings, But Oakland’s BMW Trio Fosters Togetherness

New America Media, News Feature, Eve Pell, Posted: Apr 10, 2017

The trio founded a nonprofit organization called BMW to promote volunteer programs and give back to the city.

SENIOR CLASS: Life Experience Enhances Back to School

KSFR Public Radio/New America Media , News Feature, Deborah Martinez , Posted: Apr 09, 2017

More 50+ workers are retraining in college for jobs or careers in the "new trades." Some were laid off, others' pensions were hit by the recession.

NY Judge Rules Documents Can Be Destroyed to Protect Identities, News Report, Posted: Apr 07, 2017

A judge ruled on Friday that New York City officials can destroy personal documents related to the city's ID program.

Airbnb Host Cancels Woman's Reservation Because She's Asian

Angry Asian Man, News Report, Posted: Apr 07, 2017

Airbnb spokesman Christopher Nulty called this hos''s behavior 'abhorrent and unacceptable." In accordance with the company's non-discrimination policy, she has been banned from using the site.

SENIOR CLASS: Back to School at 50+ for Income, Family, Community

KSFR Public Radio/New America Media , News Feature, Deborah Martinez , Posted: Apr 07, 2017

Over a third of students at Santa Fe Community College are back to school at age 50+, some to keep learning, others to retool to support their families.

Gorsuch, Like Thomas, Will Get His Big Payback

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Apr 06, 2017

He will do his judicial dirty work quietly. However, the result will be the same on every case from voting rights to protecting corporate interests.

Volunteer Tax Preparers Help Low Income Earners Access Tax Credits

New America Media, News Report, Eric Anthony Lister, Posted: Apr 06, 2017

People preparing to file their taxes have a hard time believing that the free services provided by the VITA program can be as good or better than paid professionals.

California’s Costly Coast Out of Reach for Inland Residents

The kNOw Youth Media/New America Media, Commentary, Johnsen Del Rosario, Posted: Apr 06, 2017

For many families in Fresno and other parts of the Central Valley, trips to the coast are becoming increasingly cost prohibitive.

‘No hay segunda oportunidades’- Los defensores suenan la alarma sobre el censo del 2020

New America Media, News Report, Honora Montano, Posted: Apr 05, 2017

Los grupos de derechos civiles dicen que los déficits de financiamiento resultarán en que muchas personas sean perdidas por el recuento.

Student Identified in Racist Flyer Incident at University of Texas, Austin

Asamnews, News Report, Posted: Apr 05, 2017

Racist flyers have popped up across the country on University campuses. In several incidents, the white supremacist group, Vanguard America, took responsibility.

The Challenge of Automation: Finding Our Place Amongst the Machines

New America Media, Commentary, Kumar Venkat, Posted: Apr 05, 2017

We will need to get behind policies to reduce the cost of labor and shift some of the tax burden to capital investments that replace humans with machines.

Trump Can Deal with North Korea With Fresh Approach to Pyongyang

New America Media, Commentary, George Koo, Posted: Apr 05, 2017

While a direct military strike against targets inside North Korea might be one option, there is a much easier and non-violent approach available to Trump.

Feds, states target Southern 'Sanctuary Cities,' Leaving Local Officials in a Bind

Facing South, News Report, Posted: Apr 04, 2017

Of the six states with current sanctuary city prohibitions, four passed their laws prior to sanctuary cities becoming a national issue in 2015, during a period in which laws styled after Arizona’s notorious “Show me your papers” SB 1070 swept the region. Georgia and Tennessee passed their bans in 2009.

Northern Cheyenne Sue to Block Coal Mining on Public Lands

Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Apr 04, 2017

The Northern Cheyenne Nation has duked it out with coal now and again over the past 40 years to protect their pristine water quality, and air so clean it is designated as a Class 1 Airshed, meaning it’s a federal benchmark for how air should be.

En “alto riesgo” el éxito del Censo 2020

New America Media, News Report, Hernando Ramírez-Santos, Posted: Apr 04, 2017

Representantes de organizaciones de derechos civiles advirtieron de los retos que enfrenta la Oficina de Censo.

La Opinion: Punishment for Sanctuary Cities Is a Smoke Screen

La Opinion, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Apr 03, 2017

The attack on sanctuary cities is based on unconstitutional premises and erroneous interpretations.

‘There are no Do-Overs’ - Advocates Sound Alarm on 2020 Census

New America Media, News Report, Honora Montano, Posted: Apr 03, 2017

Civil rights groups and census experts are warning that pending actions by the Trump administration could severely hamper an accurate census count of all communities.

Asian Community Disturbed by Trump Immigration Policies

AsAmNews, News Report, Posted: Apr 03, 2017

Since Trump's election in November, fear over the president's immigration policies within the Korean community has been mounting.

Why I Became a Citizen at 79

New America Media, Commentary, Florencio Sunga Mallari, Sr., Posted: Apr 03, 2017

To bring my wife here, I needed to become a citizen. But I didn't speak much English and didn't think I could afford to apply.

Vietnam in Firing Line On Trade with US

Vietnam Right Now, Editorial, Editorial Board, Posted: Apr 03, 2017

Vietnam is facing the threat of possible trade retaliation from the United States following President Trump's order of a thorough review of the giant US trade deficit.

Latest Developments On H1-B Visa Under the Trump Presidency

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Apr 03, 2017

The USCIS noted that the suspension will allow them to “(p)rocess long-pending petitions, which we have currently been unable to process due to the high volume of incoming petitions and the significant surge in premium processing requests over the past few years” and “(p)rioritize adjudication of H-1B extension of status cases that are nearing the 240 day mark.

New Orleans Police Release of Video of Arties Manning Shooting Raises Concerns

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Apr 03, 2017

Manning's mother, Natasha Manning, has not ruled out the possibility of her son owning a gun given the dangers associated with living in New Orleans these days.

Study: Driverless Vehicles Could Speed Workers to the Poor House

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Frederick H. Lowe, Posted: Apr 03, 2017

The report recommends a number of policies to mitigate job losses. They are: automatic unemployment insurance, progressive basic income and automatic medicaid eligibility.

What Should Xi and Trump Talk About?

New America Media, Commentary, George Koo, Posted: Apr 03, 2017

Secretary of State Tillerson's visit to Beijing and preparation by officials from both sides must have provided some reassurance for Xi.

Watching Your Kids Grow Up Through the Border Wall

New America Media, Photo Essay, David Bacon, Posted: Apr 02, 2017

It took two days on the bus for Catalina Cespedes and her husband to get from their hometown in Puebla to Tijuana.