Good News: Obesity Rates for Indian Country Kids Leveling Off

Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Jul 31, 2017

Even though obesity and overweight rates for American Indian and Alaska Native children have plateaued, it’s important to teach kids healthy eating habits and engage youth in physical activity.




Poll: U.S. Muslims Concerned About Discrimination But Believe in the American Dream

Asian American News, News Report, Posted: Jul 31, 2017

Muslims in the U.S. perceive a lot of discrimination against their religious group, are leery of President Donald Trump.




Vietnamese Police Arrested Dissidents in A Series of Raids

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Jul 31, 2017

Family members confirmed that the engineer and former political prisoner, Pham Van Troi, was arrested at his home in Hanoi.




Amazon Data Center Threatens a Century-Old Black Va. Neighborhood

The Root, News Report, Posted: Jul 31, 2017

Amazon subsidiary VAData, local government agencies and Dominion announced plans to construct 230,000-volt power lines running through Carver Road in order to power nearby internet data centers.




Police in U.S. More Likely to Arrest Minorities During Traffic Stops

Northstar News Today, News Report, Tom Abate, Posted: Jul 31, 2017

Millions of traffic stops in the United States have found that black and Hispanic drivers are more likely to be cited, searched, and arrested at stops.




Two Arrested in Racist Vandalism Incidents

Asam News, News Report, Posted: Jul 31, 2017

Yang told police that Chee Moua Lee paid him $200 to $300 dollars to pour paint stripper on a woman’s vehicle.




Digital Health Portals Could Actually Widen Health Disparities

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jul 28, 2017

They are supposed to give patients more control over their health care. But digital health portals may be exacerbating health disparities.




President Trump Bans Transgender People From Serving in Military

Out.com, News Report, Posted: Jul 26, 2017

This decision reverses Barack Obama's approved request in June of last year for the Pentagon to lift its ban on transgender soldiers.




Michelle Obama Says Racist Attacks She Faced as First Lady 'Cut the Deepest'

The Roots, News Report, Posted: Jul 26, 2017

While her husband served as president of the United States, Obama was at the center of hateful, merciless attacks and comments




15 Arrested in Civil Disobedience Action Led by Immigrant Youth

La Opinion, News Report, Pilar Marrero, Posted: Jul 26, 2017

The young immigrant rights protesters said they were heirs of the nonviolent struggle for civil rights leaders of previous decades.




Shiprock Looks to Humane Plan for Feral Horses

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Jul 26, 2017

Shiprock Chapter President Duane "Chili" Yazzie has a plan to contain the population of feral horses in the chapter, and he’s reaching out to horse advocates for support.




NAACP Pushes to Fight Trump-Led Policies

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Jul 26, 2017

Jackson said about 52 percent of blacks in the United States reside in the South, which also has some of the most damaging voter laws.




Closed Chicago Schools Could Remain Vacant Without Public Subsidy

Chicago Reporter, News Report, Kalyn Belsha, Posted: Jul 26, 2017

Why the deal died speaks to the difficult nature of repurposing closed schools, especially in disinvested communities like Austin.




Black Women Vote in Large Numbers Yet Are Underrepresented

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Susan Buchanan, Posted: Jul 26, 2017

America's Black women vote at high rates and are politically active, but remain underrepresented in elected positions relative to their population size.




NAACP Names Interim President and CEO

NorthStar News, News Report, Posted: Jul 25, 2017

Johnson, president of the Mississippi State Conference, will serve as interim president and CEO until a new president is selected, the NAACP said.




As Summer Recess Approaches, Budget Blues for Federal Indian Funding

Indian Country, News Report, Renae Ditmer, Posted: Jul 25, 2017

U.S. House appropriators are temporarily finding their efforts stymied to curb dramatic cuts to American Indian programs proposed by the Trump administration.




Vietnam Shaken by China Threat of War

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Jul 25, 2017

President Duterte of the Philippines said earlier this year that President Xi Jinping of China had threatened war if Manila went ahead with its plans to drill in disputed waters.




Deadly Gang War Gave Birth to Hit Fil-Am TV Show in Alaska

Inquirer.net, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Jul 24, 2017

Barely three years after Nez Danguilan first arrived in Anchorage, a Filipino teenager was killed in a gang war here.




White House Opposes New Plan to Protect Undocumented Youth

EGP News, News Report, Posted: Jul 24, 2017

To be eligible, the applicant must have arrived in the U.S. as a child, earned a high school diploma or GED, is pursuing higher education, worked legally for about three years or served in the military.




Is Vietnam's Battle Against Motorbikes Doomed to Fail?

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Jul 24, 2017

The vast flocks of small calibre scooters that surge through city streets and back alleys are one of the most unforgettable sights of modern Vietnam.




Potentially Offensive Asian Trademark Request Made After Slant Ruling

AsamNews, News Report, Posted: Jul 24, 2017

The debate continues about whether the Supreme Court’s Slant ruling will open up the floodgates for offensive trademarks.




Game of Thrones Episode Was All About Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Staying Woke

The Roots, Commentary, Posted: Jul 24, 2017

Apparently, Daenerys has no idea that the black community frowns on her shenanigans because of what happened in the previous Clinton Targaryen administration but everyone knows: The North remembers.




Blind Senate: Healthcare Vote Minus A Draft, Public Hearings, Or Common Sense

Trahant Reports, News Analysis, Mark Trahant , Posted: Jul 24, 2017

The Senate will vote to remake the healthcare system without a draft circulated for debate, public hearings, or common sense.




McCain’s Health Battle Casts Ugly Glare on GOP Healthcare Assault

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Jul 21, 2017

McCain's high quality care for cancer treatment at government expense is the best argument that all should receive the same quality of care.




Nation’s Black Women are Jailed at Unfair Rates, Study Says

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Susan Buchanan, Posted: Jul 20, 2017

Black families are hurt by unfairly high incarceration rates for African-American women and the impediments they face once they’re out of jail.




Farmworkers Dread the Possibility of Losing Medi-Cal

New America Media, News Report, Jenny Manrique, Posted: Jul 19, 2017

In a town where 60 percent of farmworkers are undocumented, many are afraid to lose access to the little health care they have.




US Congress to Conduct Hearing on The Philippines Drug War

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Jul 19, 2017

The Philippines, as a treaty ally, has been receiving U.S. assistance, which includes both counterterrorism and counternarcotics support to the Philippines.




O.J. Simpson’s Parole Is Not in Jeopardy Because He Let Loose the Juice in His Prison Cell

The Root, News Report, Posted: Jul 19, 2017

Originally reported by the Daily Mail, the rumor was repeated by other outlets including the New York Post, Death and Taxes and Perez Hilton, among others.




The Alaska Fix: How the Senate Could Fix Health Care & Govern in the Trump Era

Trahant Reports, News Analysis, Mark Trahant, Posted: Jul 19, 2017

The Senate will be on record. And we will know which Republicans are more loyal to their party than the country.




Diversidad policial hace la diferencia en la persecución de crímenes de odio

New America Media, News Report, Jenny Manrique, Posted: Jul 19, 2017

Los crímenes de odio están en aumento en San Francisco, donde la diversidad de la ciudad también es un sello distintivo de la Unidad de Crímenes de Odio.




Diverse Cops Make the Difference in Policing Hate

New America Media, News Report, Jenny Manrique, Posted: Jul 19, 2017

San Francisco's hate crimes unit is one of only a handfull of such police units across the country at a time when hate crimes are on the rise.




Trump's Use of Filipino Law Firm Raises Conflict-of-Interests Red Flag

Inquirer.net, News Report, Posted: Jul 17, 2017

Donald's companies use a law firm managed by a Philippine government official, which poses the latest in a string of potential conflicts of interests.




Cities With Large Black Populations More Likely to Use Fines to Increase Revenue: Study

Washington Reformer, News Report, Posted: Jul 17, 2017

This study also alludes to an ongoing problem of the exploitative relationship cities and local law enforcement have with black populations.




Jeff Sessions is Rolling Back Basic Rights

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Jul 17, 2017

As Donald Trump nears the end of his first 100 days, media commentary focuses primarily on how little he has achieved in comparison to other presidents.




California Lawmakers Move to Protect Undocumented Workers

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Jul 13, 2017

A bill being proposed in California would require employers to ask for a warrant before allowing ICE agents onto their worksite.




Controversial Criminal Interrogation Technique Suspected Of Producing False Confessions Under Fire

Iowa Watch, News Feature, Krista Johnson, Posted: Jul 13, 2017

As she voluntarily entered the police interrogation room in Moline, Illinois, four years ago, Dorothy Varallo-Speckeen thought she was there to help solve a child-abuse case.




"The Bigot of Bitter Lake" -- North Seattle Man Assaulted in Racist Encounter

Angry Asian Man, News Report, Posted: Jul 12, 2017

He returned to confront the man and take his picture, which escalated the situation --something Choi probably had to expect.




Will Global Warming Change Native American Religious Practices?

Indian Country Today, News Report, Posted: Jul 12, 2017

In all these situations, Native American tribes learned to adapt to the challenges placed before them, modify their religious practice and embrace a different relationship with the natural world.




Asian American Students Experience The Highest Percentage of Racial Harassment

AsAmnews, News Report, Posted: Jul 12, 2017

While African American and White athletes are less prone to bullying than non-athletes, both Asian Americans and Latinos who participate in sports experience increased bullying.




Two Centuries Later, We Need Thoreau Now More Than Ever

New America Media, Commentary, Hasan Zillur Rahim, Posted: Jul 12, 2017

Henry David Thoreau was born in Concord, Massachusetts two hundred years ago today, and America needs Thoreau now more than ever.




Filipinos Sound Off on California’s Legalized Assisted Suicide

Inquirer.net, News Feature, Jun Nucum , Posted: Jul 12, 2017

Silva-Netto explains that, as in the Roman Catholic Church, the Methodist Church regards life as precious and it will do all that it can to preserve it.




Scholarship and Police Training Fund Will Keep Philando Castile’s Name Alive

Northstar News, News Report, Posted: Jul 11, 2017

Police have shot and killed at least 175 black men so far this year, but it’s probably safe to say that none of them have been remembered like Philando Castile.




Rise in ‘Bigoted Incivility’ - When Your Groceries Come With a Side of Hate

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Jul 11, 2017

Experts say a nationwide rise in hate incidents -- which do not rise to the level of a crime -- points to 'a new level of bigoted incivility.'




Why the U.S. Needs to Rethink Its Strategy On North Korea

New America Media, News Analysis, George Koo, Posted: Jul 11, 2017

In the 16 years since the end of the Clinton administration, Washington and Pyongyang have made no progress in reaching a common understanding.




Audio Interview Confirms Dejuan Guillory Was Unarmed, Lying on Ground When Cop Shot Him in the Back

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

According to Long, Brown then jumped on the officer’s back to prevent him from killing her boyfriend and bit LaFleur (hence the reported injuries to the officer). LaFleur then fired three more shots at Guillory.




A Heart Soaring In The Sunset—The Shimmering World of Yayoi Kusama

Iexaminer, News Feature, Kazko Nakane, Posted: Jul 10, 2017

From the early 1960s on, buoyed by her will to conquer the New York art scene, she began soft sculpture.




Iraqi Prime Minister Declares 'Total Victory' in Mosul

Inquirer.net, News Report, Posted: Jul 10, 2017

prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory Monday evening over the Islamic State in Mosul after nearly nine months of grueling combat to drive the militants out of Iraq’s second-largest city.




Ability to Vote Compromised for Thousands Behind Bars in Cook County

Chicago Reporter, News Report, La Risa Lynch, Posted: Jul 10, 2017

Ambiguous state law means the ability of inmates to vote varies widely between jails, disproportionately affecting poor blacks and Latinos awaiting trial.




Duterte Trust Rating Hits Record-High

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Jul 10, 2017

Duterte garnered a public satisfaction rating of +66, up by three points from his +63 score in the previous quarter. This also bested his +64 net satisfaction rating in September 2016.




Vietnam Stands Up to China in Disputed Waters

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Jul 10, 2017

A foreign ministry spokesman said China opposed any "unilateral, illegal oil and gas activities in waters China has jurisdiction over."




Black, Gray and Gay: The Perils of Aging LGBTQ People of Color

NBCBLK/New America Media, News Feature, Chandra Thomas Whitfield, Posted: Jul 07, 2017

Economic, social and health disparities are especially challenging for black and Latino LGBTQ elders, but advocates around the U.S. are creating solutions.




Louisiana Has One of the Highest Rates of Child Gun Deaths

Louisiana Weekly, News Feature, Della Hasselle, Posted: Jul 05, 2017

A study published in June by the American Academy of Pediatrics found that the Pelican State had the second-highest rate of child firearm mortality in the country.




Nikki Haley Chastised on Twitter for Expressing Displeasure with Full Slate of Meetings on July 4th

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

The tweet was followed by a plethora of comments chastising Haley, recommending she remember the thousands of U.S. troops protecting the country in various areas across the globe, also on Independence Day.




Trump's Ugly Mid-Year Report on Civil Rights

New America Media, News Analysis, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Jul 05, 2017

In the coming months, there will be renewed challenges to the Voting Rights Act, affirmative action, Housing discrimination.




Chico Student Has No Phone After Filming Police With it

Chico Sol, News Report, Posted: Jul 05, 2017

Police claim it was lost when they arrested her in the early hours of Aug. 27, 2016, and accused her of resisting arrest.




Duterte on His First Year of Presidency: It's Been a 'Roller Coaster' Ride

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Jul 05, 2017

Duterte, who marked his first year in office on Friday, June 30, said he would only assess his leadership at the end of his six-year term.




Abuse of Power Provoked Violent Confrontation in Vietnam

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Jul 05, 2017

Dispossessed farmers across Vietnam have long alleged that corrupt local officials seek to profit by selling land to developers.




Pacquiao Loses Welterweight Crown to Horn, Open to Rematch

INQUIRER.net, News Report, Bong Lozada, Posted: Jul 02, 2017

Manny Pacquiao lost his WBO world welterweight title to Jeff Horn in the Battle of Brisbane Sunday, but the Filipino pugilist seems intent to take his hardware back, reports INQUIRER.net