Ailing Seniors Are Fastest-Growing Group Using Medical Marijuana

NPR Here & Now/New America Media, News Report, Karen Michel, Posted: Sep 30, 2017

With 29 states allowing medical marijuana, seniors have been increasingly seeking its curative powers. But they face many obstacles.

Beyond the Bay: 'Edge of Youth Culture' Shifting to Outer Suburbs

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann and Anna Challet, Posted: Sep 29, 2017

The edge of Bay Area youth culture may be shifting to the outer suburbs, yet the infrastructure of youth centers there to support young people is threadbare.

Sen. Orrin Hatch Sends Letter to White House, Asking Trump to Host Diwali Celebration

India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Sep 29, 2017

Sen. Orrin Hatch sent a letter to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly urging the Trump administration to continue the tradition of celebrating Diwali at the White House.

Why Moms Matter

New America Media, Commentary, Ana Zanabria, Posted: Sep 28, 2017

My mom has never given up on me. When I was younger, I could be tough to deal with. But through my ups and downs, my mom always showed me that she cared.

DACA: Renew! Renew! Renew!

EGP News, News Report, Carlos Alvarez, Posted: Sep 28, 2017

With just one week until the window closes for DACA recipients to renew expiring permits, immigrant rights groups are out in force with a united message: Renew, renew, renew!

Philippine President Seeks US Help in Curbing Drug Trade, News Report, Posted: Sep 28, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday urged the United States to help the Philippines control drug smuggling.

Fil-Am-hosted YouTube Series Tackles Pop Culture, Fashion, Sexuality, News Report, Posted: Sep 28, 2017

“Your Time With Thomas" is an eight-part docu-series on topics ranging from pop culture to fashion, relationships to sexuality, overcoming fears and finding next level fun.

The Little Rock Nine Remembers

Washington Informer, News Report, Sarafina Wright, Posted: Sep 28, 2017

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) closed out the celebration of its one-year anniversary with surviving members of the Little Rock Nine.

The Story Is Not Over: When the Native Press Is Strong, So Is Indian Country, News Feature, Mark Trahant, Posted: Sep 28, 2017

An independent press is a pain in the ass. Especially for tribal leaders. But the alternative, darkness, is far, far worse.

More Questions Than Answers in Coming NJ Gubernatorial Election

New America Media, News Report, Orhan Akkurt, Posted: Sep 27, 2017

A registered Democrat, New Jersey resident and small business owner Ahmet Idil says he isn't sure which candidate running for governor will be best for the state.

Congress' Cold Shoulder Sends Shivers Through Community Health Centers

California Healthline, News Report, Rachel Bluth, Posted: Sep 27, 2017

With 4 days left in the government's fiscal year, Congress has not voted on reauthorizing billions of dollars now going to community health centers.

GENOCIDE: The World Watches as Rohingya Muslims Run

The Muslim Link, News Report, Hena Zuberi, Posted: Sep 27, 2017

Karim is an ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar. As he walks towards the Myanmar Embassy in DC, police surround his village in Sittwe District. His family cannot leave. Food is scarce.

Working the 24-Hour Shift, With No Time to Be a Teen

New America Media/Richmond Pulse, Commentary, Imani Lopez, Posted: Sep 26, 2017

I take a deep breath before opening the door to my first Friday class. I am once again ten minutes late.

From San Francisco to Pittsburg - Finding a Home Away From Home

New America Media/Richmond Pulse, Commentary, Hessakihia Lloyd, Posted: Sep 25, 2017

The news was broken to me midway through 5th grade: We were moving. I was shocked to think of myself living anywhere that wasn’t San Francisco.

Helping Families Find a Connection

New America Media/Richmond Pulse, Commentary, Aaron Ortega-Andrade, Posted: Sep 25, 2017

When I was in 5th grade, I was asked to write my first typed essay. There was just one problem: I did not have a computer or a printer.

Bringing Tech to Antioch - The Dream That Turned My Life Around

New America Media/Richmond Pulse, Commentary, Nilton Serva, Posted: Sep 25, 2017

When I first started learning about the tech ecosystem I initially wanted my company to be in Silicon Valley. But then I realized that I would be leaving my hometown.

What’s So Special About Oakley

New America Media/Richmond Pulse, Commentary, Rocio Perez, Posted: Sep 25, 2017

Moving to a new place is like being in front of a blank canvas; you control the path of your paintbrush.

When No One Cares, Dogs Do: A Portrait of a Young Entrepreneur

New America Media/Richmond Pulse, Commentary, Jose Cordon, Posted: Sep 25, 2017

As young people we feel our lives are out of our control. We don't feel respected or listened to. These are the feelings a relationship with animals could help overcome.

What Fairfield Gets Right - Making Young People’s Voices Heard

New America Media/Richmond Pulse, Commentary, Eric Cortes, Posted: Sep 25, 2017

Young people are a huge part of what shapes Fairfield’s identity, and part of what makes Fairfield unique is that our city officials are willing to hear what young people have to say.

Trump is Trying to Change the Narrative on NFL Protests

NorthStar News Today, Commentary, Frederick H. Lowe, Posted: Sep 25, 2017

President Trump is trying to change the narrative concerning protests by NFL players, and black men must stop him.

Fight Kim Jong-un instead of Duterte? Trudeau did not say that, News Report, Anthony Esguerra, Posted: Sep 25, 2017

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau first captured the hearts of Filipinos when he visited the Philippines for the Apec Summit in Manila in 2015.

The Louisiana Weekly Celebrates 92nd Anniversary

Louisiana Weekly, Editorial, Posted: Sep 25, 2017

Last week, The Louisiana Weekly, one of the longest-running publications owned and operated by people of color in the Deep South, officially began its 93rd year of existence.

This Was Never About the Anthem

The Root, Commentary, Michael Harriot, Posted: Sep 25, 2017

When Trump called the mothers of NFL players “bitches” in Huntsville, Ala., his conservative base cheered him on because he vilified the men for disrespecting “our flag.”

Music Brings Healing, Comfort to the Dying

KALW Public Radio/New America Media, News Report, JoAnn Mar, Posted: Sep 25, 2017

There's an increased use of live music at major hospitals and hospices to bring healing and comfort to people who are near death.

Adapting to Life After Oakland

New America Media, Commentary, Sean Savers, Posted: Sep 24, 2017

For twenty-plus years, I was an Oakland Resident. Born, raised and proud of it. Sad to see it changing.

Growing Up in a Family of Newcomers - Finding a Place in Solano County

New America Media, Commentary, Diana P., Posted: Sep 24, 2017

My family and I came to the United States from Guerrero, Mexico, when I was one year old. As an immigrant family, we have found Solano County to be welcoming.

Tips for Keeping Your Aging Mind Sharp and Avoiding Dementia

La Planeta/New America Media , News Report, Tibisay Zea, Posted: Sep 23, 2017

There are many myths about brain stimulation and dementia. The Global Council on Brain Health issued recommendations to keep our minds nimble and healthy as we grow older.

Marriott Refusing to Cancel White Supremacist Event at Its Hotel

AsAm News, News Report, Posted: Sep 22, 2017

The Marriott Hotel is refusing to back down to pressure to cancel an event by a White supremacist group at one of its hotels next week.

DACAmented and Still Fighting in the Trenches

Vida en el Valle, News Report, Daniel Casarez and Maria G. Ortiz-Briones, Posted: Sep 22, 2017

There are about 800,000 Dreamers in the U.S., and about 61,000 are in the region between San Joaquin County and Tulare County.

San Francisco City Gov’t to Cover DACA Renewal Fees, News Report, Posted: Sep 22, 2017

The city government will pay the $495 application fee for all DACA recipients who need to renew before the October 5 deadline.

India Ready to Work Above and Beyond Paris Climate Deal

India West, News Report, Posted: Sep 21, 2017

India reaffirmed its commitment to the landmark Paris climate change agreement, saying it is willing to "work above and beyond" the pact to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

‘Clean Slate’ Legislation Aimed at DC's Criminal Record System

Washington Informer, News Report, Tatyana Hopkins, Posted: Sep 21, 2017

Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser on Thursday announced legislation that could make it easier for D.C. residents to seal their criminal records and give them “a clean slate.”

The Rubble, Remembrances and Reverberations of Mexican September

New America Media, Commentary, Kent Paterson, Posted: Sep 21, 2017

The magnitude 7.1 quake that struck Mexico and rolled up buildings in the capital city and nearby areas recalled the 1985 disaster that happened on the very same day.

NAM Honors 'Ethnic Media Champions' at 2017 Awards Celebration

New America Media, Video, Posted: Sep 20, 2017

More than 200 people turned out Tuesday for the 2017 NAM California Ethnic Media Awards in downtown San Francisco.

Documentary 'State of Oregon' Explores a Modern Hate Crime

International Examiner, Question & Answer, Yayoi L. Winfrey, Posted: Sep 19, 2017

With the release of her documentary, State of Oregon, Adele Free Pham makes one of her boldest on-screen statements yet.

In Little Haiti, 'Everyone Has Opened Their Hearts' Since Irma

New America Media, News Report, Erin Marcus, Posted: Sep 19, 2017

More than 500 other people gathered at Miami's Little Haiti Cultural Center on Friday for a free cookout as the area works to recover from Hurricane Irma.

Riz Ahmed Makes History at Emmy's; Aziz Ansari Repeat Winner

AsAm News, News Report, Ed Diokno, Posted: Sep 18, 2017

History was made at the Emmy's last night (Sept. 17) when TV's most coveted honor was awarded to Riz Ahmed, the first Asian/American actor to win an Emmy.

Bias against hiring African Americans hasn’t budged

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Sep 18, 2017

Rates of discrimination against African Americans did not decline from 1990 to 2015, according to the largest and most comprehensive meta-analysis of its kind.

Bipartisanship Good for Fil-Am Vets But Gets Trump in Trouble on DACA, Commentary, Emil Guillermo, Posted: Sep 18, 2017

News of the Congressional medal for the Filipino Vets coincidentally comes after Donald Trump stumbled while trying to be bipartisan on DACA.

A Noose—No, 2 Nooses—Grow in Brooklyn

The Root, News Report, Angela Helm, Posted: Sep 18, 2017

Not trying to be flip, but what can you say when lynching paraphernalia is being spread around the United States like Whole Foods in the hood?

'Aging in Place’ Takes Less Positive Meaning for Many Detroit Elders

Detroit Journalism Cooperative/New America Media , News Report, Julia Kassem, Posted: Sep 17, 2017

"Aging in place," at home, instead of a nursing home, is what most want. But for too many Detroit elders, accessible choices are far and few between.

White cop is acquitted of murdering a black man

NorthStar News Today, News Report, Frederick H. Lowe, Posted: Sep 15, 2017

A former St. Louis police officer, who told his partner he intended to kill a black man moments before shooting him to death, was acquitted by a judge following a bench trial.

‘Perfect Storm’ Threatens Successful 2020 Census

New America Media, Op-ed, Terri Ann Lowenthal, Posted: Sep 15, 2017

There are growing concerns about the Census Bureau’s ability to pull off a successful 2020 Census – one that counts all communities equally well.

Balancing Mobility and Fear of Falls in Seniors

US News & World Report/New America Media , News Feature, Lisa Esposito , Posted: Sep 15, 2017

Over 30 percent of adults living in a community (not in an assisted-living facility or nursing home) fall each year. Experts say being sedentary actually raises that risk.

NOPD Lauded for New System That Detects Faulty Cop Practices

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Sep 14, 2017

The New Orleans Police Department has implemented a new $4 million system that gathers data about individual police officers in order to monitor performance.

African-American Museum Celebrates First Anniversary

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Sep 14, 2017

In its inaugural year, the museum has welcomed nearly 3 million visitors, and increased the number of items in its permanent collection to nearly 40,000.

Opioid Crisis Emerging in Indian American Community, Says New HHS Chief Medical Officer

India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Sep 14, 2017

More than two million Americans are affected by opioid overuse, says Vanila Singh. She adds that stigma among Indian Americans makes it tougher to discuss dependence.

As DACA Ends, Organizers Get Back to Work

Richmond Pulse, Question & Answer, Staff, Posted: Sep 13, 2017

"The only way to win is through a non-violent movement where we use our labor and economic power to win permanent protection for all 11 million."

Trump Administration Signals Plans to Abandon Iran Deal

New America Media, Op-ed, William O. Beeman, Posted: Sep 12, 2017

The Trump administration is frantically working to undermine the Iran deal ahead of a looming deadline on the suspension of sanctions.


New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Sep 12, 2017

薩拉度加電 — 何雷蒙(Raymond Ho,音譯)2012年入讀大學,當時他滿腦子都是新想法和對新生活的憧憬。開學第一個禮拜,他遇到一個同樣來自聖荷西的同學,「他想問的問題都和我一樣」。

Stanford ‘Letter Project’ Makes End-of-Life Wishes Clear in Many Languages

Next Avenue/New America Media , News Report, Beth Baker, Posted: Sep 12, 2017

Stanford University created an informal, but legally binding letter elders can write stating their end-of-life wishes to family members and doctors in any of eight languages.

Mighty America Must Exercise Magnanimity Over North Korea

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

For nearly two decades, America’s response to the DPRK has been to resort to ratcheting up the tension against it.

Self-Driving Car Advocates Believe Seniors Will Drive Sales

NorthStar News Today/New America Media , News Report, Frederick H. Lowe, Posted: Sep 10, 2017

Seniors are a target market for the vehicles because their numbers are growing and their physical limitations are increasing, making self-driving cars a good match for them.

For DACA Recipients, Only Sure Thing is Uncertainty

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Sep 08, 2017

As he looks ahead, Luis Quiroz said he sees a looming cloud of uncertainty.

Medicaid es Esencial para Nuestro Sistema de Cuidado de la Salud

New America Media, Commentary, Carmela Castellano-García, Posted: Sep 08, 2017

Medicaid es un programa esencial para millones de personas que usan centros comunitarios de salud.

When Hate Hits Home

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Sep 08, 2017

In 2012, Raymond Ho became friends with a fellow San Jose native who four years later began to identify with white nationalists.

A Dreamer's Story: What DACA Means to One Korean American Woman

AsamNews, News Report, Brittany Le, Posted: Sep 08, 2017

Many Asian American politicians and celebrities are continuing to make their opinions about loud and clear on social media.

Amerika: Amnesty for a Convicted Felon, 800,000 Young People Summarily Condemned

New America Media, First Person, Alberto Ledesma, Posted: Sep 08, 2017

What kind of world gives a convicted felon like Joseph Arpaio amnesty and summarily condemns 800,000 young people?

AARP's Long-Term Care Scorecard for Elders’ Wellbeing

KAWC-FM/New America Media , News Report, Stephanie Sanchez, Posted: Sep 08, 2017

Where does your state rate on AARP’s interactive Long Term Care Services & Supports Scorecard website? Here’s a report on one in the middle of the pack, Arizona.

Medicaid is Essential to Our Health Care System

New America Media, Commentary, Carmela Castellano-Garcia , Posted: Sep 07, 2017

Two failed attempts by the US Senate to repeal the Affordable Care Act does not mean the battle to protect health care as a right is over. Medicaid, so essential to our health care system, is still in jeopardy.

The 2017 NAM California Ethnic Media Awards

New America Media, Event, Posted: Sep 07, 2017

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

Khi Những Lời Nói Mang Tính Thù Hận Nổi Thành Một Phong Trào.

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Sep 06, 2017

Vấn đề này đã đặt ra một số câu hỏi cho một trong những cột trụ của nền dân chủ Mỹ.

End of DACA Puts at Risk Up to 6,000 Young Filipino Recipients, News Report, Lourdes Santos Tancinco Esq., Posted: Sep 06, 2017

There are approximately 22,000 young Filipino immigrants who are eligible to apply for benefits under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Mai Elliot: War is a Scourge and Should Only Be Fought As A Last Resort

New America Media, Question & Answer, Andrew Lam, Posted: Sep 06, 2017

Past is prologue. By scrutinizing the past, we can understand why we are where we are today.

$36 Billion May Be Low Estimate for Growing Elder Fraud

CNBC/New America Media , News Report, Kelli B. Grant, Posted: Sep 06, 2017

One in 18 older "cognitively intact" adults falls prey to financial fraud or abuse each year, says a new study. Many state securities regulators report an uptick in elder fraud.

Indian American Children in Peril as Trump Ends DACA

India West, News Feature, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Sep 05, 2017

The National Immigrant Justice Center issued guidelines for DACA recipients, noting that no new applications should be filed.

Jobless Rate for Black Men Climbs as Job Creation Slows

The NorthStar News, News Report, Posted: Sep 05, 2017

Jobs were created in manufacturing, construction, professional and technical services, healthcare and mining.

Trump Rescinding DACA Program Protecting Young Immigrants, News Report, Posted: Sep 05, 2017

It's unclear whether the president would support that or any other existing legislation. He could encourage the writing of a new bill.

UC President Napolitano Denounces Decision to end DACA Program

University of California, News Report, Posted: Sep 05, 2017

"The University of California will continue to stand with Dreamers and their supporters as we fight to keep the program alive."

Trump Ends DACA Program That Protected Young Immigrants

Latina, News Report, Posted: Sep 05, 2017

The Commander-in-Chief called on Congress to revoke the policy, tweeting this morning: "Congress, get ready to do your job -DACA!"

Mai Elliot: Chiến tranh là một tai họa và chỉ nên chiến đấu như một lựa chọn cuối cùng

New America Media, News Report, Andrew Lam, Posted: Sep 05, 2017

May Elliot: Chiến tranh là một tai họa và chỉ nên chiến đấu như một lựa chọn cuối cùng.

U.S. Stumbles Toward Day of Reckoning with Rising Retirement Crisis

NMPolitics/New America Media , News Analysis, Kent Paterson , Posted: Sep 04, 2017

The number of U.S. Elders will double to 81.2 Million by 2040. But the federal poverty level fails to show the crisis looming for seniors in meeting the real cost of living.

Dreamers Worry Trump Could End DACA

ChicoSol, News Report, Gabriel Sandoval, Posted: Sep 01, 2017

Aldo is worried that President Donald Trump may soon end a federal deportation-relief program, making it harder for him to live,