Ageism Is Everywhere — Here's What We Can Do About It

Minneapolis Star Tribune/New America Media, News Report, Katy Read , Posted: Oct 31, 2017

Casual age bias is so pervasive that most of us don't even realize we're doing it. The first step to fighting it, experts say, is to simply be aware of it.

New Push Urges Immigrants to File for Citizenship in Illinois

New America Media, News Report, Frederick Lowe, Posted: Oct 30, 2017

A coalition of immigrant rights groups have joined a campaign urging permanent residents to apply for citizenship after Illinois restored funding for immigration services.

Asian American NFL Owners Speak Out on Trump, the Flag and the Knee

AsAm News, News Report, Posted: Oct 25, 2017

The two Asian American owners of NFL franchises have voiced their opposition to Donald Trump’s comments about football players, team owners and the professional football league.

Filipino American WWII Vets Presented with Congressional Gold Medal

AsAm News, News Report, Posted: Oct 25, 2017

This morning, leaders of the U.S. House and Senate presented a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of Filipino veterans of World War II for their service and sacrifice.

Democratic Lawmakers Push DHS to Withhold Dreamer Info From ICE

La Opinion, News Report, Posted: Oct 25, 2017

In a letter to interim DHS Secretary Elaine Duke, a group of 39 Democratic lawmakers urged the department not to use the personal data of Dreamers to deport them.

De Leon vs. Feinstein Should Be About the Issues

Vida en el Valle, Op-ed, Posted: Oct 24, 2017

The question isn't that Sen. Dianne Feinstein has been in office too long, is too old, or too ineffective. The question is: Should Democrats not challenge Feinstein?

The Day 19 Chinese Were Massacred in LA

AsAm News, News Report, Posted: Oct 24, 2017

Thanks to our Eurocentric education system, few know about the day on October 24, 1871 when 19 Chinese were killed.

Soldier’s Widow: Trump ‘Couldn’t Remember My Husband’s Name’

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Oct 24, 2017

The widow of a U.S. soldier killed this month in an ambush in Niger said Monday that during a call from President Trump he struggled to remember the fallen soldier’s name.

Did the FBI Just Declare War on Black People?

Black Voice News, Op-ed, Julianne Malveaux, Posted: Oct 24, 2017

Despite no evidence of an organized "movement," the FBI has described Black people who have rallied for equality and criminal justice reform as "Black Identity Extremists."

Can Technology Predict Falls in Older Adults?

Next Avenue/New America Media, News Report, Randy Rieland, Posted: Oct 23, 2017

Fascinating new research--from home sensors to virtual reality--sheds light on how to prevent deadly falls in older people.

As 2020 Census Approaches, Minority Groups Risk Undercount

Asian Journal, News Report, Rae Ann Varona, Posted: Oct 18, 2017

Lack of preparation and funding have already put the upcoming decennial 2020 Census at risk of an inaccurate count.

A Prominent Political Leader is Murdered in Mexico

New America Media, News Report, Kent Paterson, Posted: Oct 17, 2017

Authorities confirmed Sunday the death of Ranferi Hernandez Acevedo, a founder of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) as well as an ex-state legislator.

Senior Medicine: When ‘More’ Isn’t Better

Politico/New America Media, News Report, Arthur Allen, Posted: Oct 16, 2017

The Choosing Wisely initiative aims to curb $250 billion a year in unnecessary medical procedures, but it’s run into health-industry barriers.

The Fight to Protect Voting Rights Continues #StayWoke

Black Voice News, Op-ed, Derrick Johnson, Posted: Oct 16, 2017

Without true voter protection, integrity and universal access, America's light on the hill dims.

Jessica Sanchez Takes Knee During National Anthem

AsAm News, News Report, Posted: Oct 16, 2017

The Filipina and Mexican American entertainer took to Facebook to defend her decision to take a knee at the end of her performance of the National Anthem Sunday.

Officer Slain in N.O. East Wanted to Make a Difference

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Oct 16, 2017

The New Orleans Police Department lost one of its own during an early-morning shooting Friday, October 13.

Puerto Rican Imams Step Up for Puerto Rico

The Muslim Link, News Report, Wendy Diaz, Posted: Oct 16, 2017

Puerto Rican imams living in the United States are banding together to bring aid to the island as it struggles to rebuild in the wake of hurricane Maria.

Financial Circumstances Have People Over 50 Working Longer

Washington Informer, Profile, Kevin McNeir, Posted: Oct 14, 2017

Despite a Harvard MBA, after turning 50—and the recession--black entrepreneur Elizabeth White struggled to keep up appearances to get business.

Stacey Abrams Wants to be America’s First Black Female Governor

Washington Informer, News Report, Stacy Brown, Posted: Oct 13, 2017

Stacey Abrams, the Georgia House minority leader, says she's undaunted by the stranglehold the GOP has had on the governor's mansion for the past 15 years.

California Slaps Surcharge On ACA Plans As Trump Remains Coy On Subsidies

California Healthline, News Report, Chad Terhune, Posted: Oct 12, 2017

The Trump administration has yet to commit to paying a key set of consumer subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.

Piece of Japanese American History Destroyed by California Wine Country Fire

AsAm News, News Report, Randall Yip, Posted: Oct 12, 2017

The fire that has ripped through California's wine country and claimed over two dozen lives has destroyed an area made known worldwide by the early "wine king" of the state.

Anti-Trump Billboard Unleashes Stream of Hate

Chico Sol, News Report, Leslie Layton, Posted: Oct 11, 2017

Nicholle Haber, owner of vintage clothing store "Rouse & Revolt" in Chico, Calif. said she was shocked by the maliciousness of people who were upset by the billboard art.

For Small Biz Owners, Taxes Are Priority in NJ Gov's Race

Reporte Hispano, News Report, Kleibeel Marcano, Posted: Oct 11, 2017

Freddy Durán, a New Jersey resident and small business owner, has one question for the candidates: which one will reduce the state's high tax rate?

Stockton, California’s Little Manila Center Vandalized, News Report, Posted: Oct 11, 2017

A vandal or vandals tore down window posters and painted racially charged words on the storefront of the Little Manila Center in this city.

Major Push for Dream Act by 150 Dreamers

Vida en el Valle, News Report, Maria Ortiz-Briones, Posted: Oct 11, 2017

Two decades ago, America Yareli Hernandez living in fear as an undocumented resident. Last week she rubbed shoulders with some of the nation's most powerful lawmakers.

Labor Union Files Complaint Against Dallas Cowboys Owner

NorthStar News Today, News Report, Posted: Oct 11, 2017

Local 100 of the United Labor Union that filed the complaint against Jerry Jones because he threatened to bench any players who took a knee during the national anthem.

Generational, Race Gaps Divide Voters in New Jersey Governor's Race

Africa Sun Times, Question & Answer, Abba Onyeani, Posted: Oct 10, 2017

Mike Smith, a 38-year-old resident of East Orange, says he’s skeptical about the two candidates running to replace outgoing Governor Chris Christie.

For One Entrepreneur, American Dream Means Helping Immigrants Live With 'Pride and Dignity'

New America Media, News Report, Rong Xiaoqing, Posted: Oct 10, 2017

Tommy Xie came to the United States at 17 hoping to achieve the American Dream. Today, he says that dream is now focused on helping his fellow Chinese Americans.

Asian American City Council Candidate Branded with 'Foreigner' Label

AsAm News, News Report, Posted: Oct 10, 2017

An undercurrent of racism has surfaced against an Asian American candidate running for City Council in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Philippine Pres. to North Korean Leader: Stop Threatening the World, News Report, Posted: Oct 10, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday called on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to stop threatening the world.

Why I'm Protesting Betsy DeVos

International Examiner, Commentary, Velma Veloria, Posted: Oct 10, 2017

On Friday, October 13, I will be in the streets protesting Betsy DeVos, because I believe in freedom and equal opportunity for all students, regardless of skin color.

IBM Workers Based in India Outnumber Those in the U.S.: NYT

India West, News Report, Posted: Oct 10, 2017

IBM’s workforce is now dominated in India, surpassing the number of employees it has in the United States.

Airbnb Campaigns to Increase Diversity on Its Platform

Black Voice News, News Report, Freddie Allen, Posted: Oct 09, 2017

Airbnb, the online hosting company that connects travelers with hosts worldwide, is on a mission to increase awareness about its economic benefits in communities of color.

‘We Are All Excludeds’ - Ethnic Media Panel Discuss New Exhibit on Japanese Internment

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Oct 09, 2017

Could voices of ordinary citizens have stopped the internment of Japanese Americans in WWII? This is the question panelists discussed during a forum in San Francisco.

The City That Bears the Brunt of the National Terror Watchlist

The Arab American News, News Report, Christopher Mathias, Rowaida Abdelaziz, Hassan Khalifeh, and Afaf Humayun, Posted: Oct 09, 2017

With a large population of Muslim and Arab Americans, Dearborn has the most per capita residents on a shadowy and unaccountable watchlist.

Trump’s Imminent Withdrawal from the Iran Deal Will Endanger the World

New America Media, Commentary, William O. Beeman, Posted: Oct 06, 2017

On October 15, Trump will reportedly "decertify" American participation in this historical agreement. This action is dangerous.

Teachers Report Weaker Bonds With Students of Color

NorthStar News Today, News Report, Posted: Oct 06, 2017

Teachers say that they have weaker relationships with children of immigrants and teens of color, a new study has found.

Indian American Bankers Nandita Bakhshi, Ranjana Clark Among Most Powerful Women in Banking

India West, News Report, Giovanni Albanese Jr. , Posted: Oct 06, 2017

American Banker on Sep. 25 announced its 15th annual ranking of the Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance, with two Indian Americans featuring in the list.

‘Ending Ageism’ Author Tells Readers ‘How Not to Shoot Old People’

New America Media, Profile, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Oct 06, 2017

The author if the new book "Ending Ageism: How Not to Shoot Old People," wants us to be more aware of how age bias doubles down on prejudice for us all.

Gov. Brown Signs SB 54 into Law

New America Media, News Report, Staff, Posted: Oct 05, 2017

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that goes further than any other legislation in the country toward creating a statewide sanctuary policy.

Spying on Immigrants

La Opinion, Editorial, Posted: Oct 05, 2017

The Department of Homeland Security decision to track immigrants' social media handles and other online communications marks a 'dangerous abuse of power."

Gov. Brown Signs 'Bill of Rights' for LGBT Seniors in Long-Term Care

New America Media, News Report, Staff, Posted: Oct 04, 2017

SB 219 strengthens protections for LGBT seniors living in long-term care facilities.

5 Takeaways From Congress' Failure To Extend Funding For Children's Coverage

Kaiser Health News, News Report, Phil Galewitz, Posted: Oct 04, 2017

CHIP covers 9 million kids, and until Congress renews it, states are cut off from additional funding that helps lower- and middle-income families.

Hirabayashi, Yasui, Korematsu Families File Supreme Ct. Brief in Opposition to Travel Ban

International Examiner, News Report, Posted: Oct 04, 2017

The brief points to the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII as a warning against unjust presidential powers

Nielsen Study Reveals Growing Spending Power, Influence of Black Women

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Stacy Brown, Posted: Oct 03, 2017

A new report detailing the record-setting spending power of African-American women has further buoyed the confidence of Black female entrepreneurs.

Tule Lake Historical Site May be Under Threat

AsAm News, News Report, Posted: Oct 03, 2017

A plan to fence off Tule Lake, the involuntary home of nearly 19,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned during WWII has raised fears the historical site will be endangered.

The Marijuana Industrial Complex Comes to Richmond

Richmond Pulse, Op-ed, David Schoenthal, Posted: Oct 03, 2017

A nascent marijuana industry is threatening to exacerbate issues of gentrification and displacement in Richmond brought about by the Bay Area tech boom.

Diary of A Reluctant Dreamer: An Interview with Alberto Ledesma

New America Media, Question & Answer, Andrew Lam, Posted: Oct 02, 2017

Writer Alberto Ledesma's latest book is a series of visual vignettes that focus on his experience as an undocumented immigrant student during the early 1980s.

Guatemalans Celebrate Beatification of First U.S.-Born Martyr

New America Media, News Report, Mary Jo McConahay, Posted: Oct 02, 2017

While Fr. Stanley Francis Rother was being beatified at Cox Stadium in Oklahoma City, townspeople in Guatemala celebrated their beloved "Padre Apla's" as their own.

Student Activist’s Grisly Killing Still Unsolved

Chico Sol, News Report, Dave Waddell, Posted: Oct 02, 2017

Three years after the body of Marc Thompson was found in his burned-out car, officials say they are making use of new technology to try and unlock the case.

Asian Woman Cleared in Las Vegas Mass Shooting

AsAm News, News Report, Posted: Oct 02, 2017

An Asian woman identified as Marilou Danley is no longer a possible suspect in the horrific shooting in Las Vegas that left 50 dead and hundreds injured.

Sniper in high-rise hotel kills at least 58, injures 515 in Las Vegas, News Report, Posted: Oct 02, 2017

A gunman perched on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel-casino unleashed a hail of bullets on an outdoor country music festival below, killing at least 58 people.