La Opinión: Voter ID Laws Supress Minority Votes

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Apr 30, 2012

An editorial in Spanish-language daily La Opinión calls efforts to mandate voter ID laws an "underhanded way to achieve other objectives" -- the suppression of votes by seniors, minorities and young people, those who tend to support Democrats.

Want To Report Airport Racial Profiling? There’s an App for That

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Apr 30, 2012

Since Sept. 11, Sikhs have been subjected to ethnic and religious profiling at the airport that the community has struggled for years to combat.

Argentina: 35th Anniversary of Mothers of Plaza de Mayo

Memory in Latin America, News Report, Posted: Apr 30, 2012

On April 30, 1977, a group of women met in the Plaza de Mayo to appeal for information about the whereabouts of their "disappeared" children.

Racist Photo Used in Puerto Rico Election Campaign

El Nuevo Día, News Report, Posted: Apr 30, 2012

A new controversy over the use of racist language against political candidates emerged in the Popular Democratic Party (PPD) candidate's campaign for resident commissioner, Rafael Cox Alomar.

Korean Christians Protest Lady Gaga Concert

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Apr 30, 2012

Lady Gaga kicked off her “Born This Way Ball” world tour in Seoul Friday, despite a ban on those under 18 and protests from Christian groups.

Proceso Journalist Killed in Mexico

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Apr 30, 2012

Mexican journalist Regina Martínez, who worked for Proceso Magazine in the Mexican state of Veracruz, was found dead in her home April 28, 2012.

Chinese Fisherman Attack S. Korean Inspectors

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Apr 30, 2012

Four South Korean fishing inspectors were wounded in a scuffle with ax-wielding Chinese fishermen Monday.

SEIU Files Groundbreaking NAFTA Complaint Against HB 56

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Apr 30, 2012

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and a Mexican labor lawyers group today filed a groundbreaking complaint with Mexico’s Department of Labor challenging Alabama’s anti-immigrant law HB 56 under the supplemental labor agreement of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

New Bride Accused of Setting Husband on Fire

India-West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Apr 30, 2012

A new Indian American bride in Texas allegedly set her husband on fire in what police believe was a planned attack.

Affordable Housing Wobbles as Redevelopment Agencies Close

New America Media, News Report, Rene Ciria-Cruz, Posted: Apr 30, 2012

Affordable housing advocates across California are scrambling for alternative sources of funding following the closure of the state’s redevelopment agencies.

Seniors Get Crafty for Online Fun--and Profit

St. Louis American/New America Media, News Feature, Rebecca S. Rivas , Posted: Apr 30, 2012

In the face of recession, seniors are turning their talent for fine handcrafts into income by setting up shop on the website, Etsy.

Korean Media Look Back on LA Riots

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Apr 29, 2012

A report in the Korea Daily notes much of mainstream media’s coverage of the anniversary of the Los Angeles riots has ignored the Korean community.

Pioneer of Chicano Art Still Going Strong in Bay Area

New America Media / Richmond Pulse, Profile, Edgardo Cervano-Soto, Posted: Apr 29, 2012

Xavier Villamontes' path as a Chicano artist and political activist has led him back to his roots in Richmond and San Pablo.

Nonprofit Closure Severs Lifeline to Richmond's Neediest

New America Media/Richmond Pulse, News Report, Kia Croom, Posted: Apr 29, 2012

The closure of a Richmond nonprofit leaves residents without the kind of services that with the recession are needed now more than ever.

'FREE Viet Nam Act’ introduced in D.C.

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Apr 28, 2012

“We need to put Viet Nam on notice that it cannot continue to violate human rights and expect preferred trade relations with the United States,” Lofgren said. “The FREE Viet Nam Act gives us the tools we need to not only send the right message to Viet Nam, but also to take action against Viet Nam for their continuous human rights violations.”

Tucson’s Ousted Mexican-American Studies Director Speaks: The Fight’s Not Over

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Apr 28, 2012

Educators have gone straight to the source, trying to challenge the basic constitutionality of HB 2281 in Arizona.

Mexican Scribe Javier Sicilia Brings Campaign for Peace to U.S.

New America Media, News Report, José Luis Sierra, Posted: Apr 28, 2012

One year after losing his son, Mexican writer Javier Sicilia is calling on the U.S. and Mexican governments to end the violence.

At Central Valley School, Counselors Forced to Do More With Less

New America Media / South Kern Sol, News Report, Stephanie Espinoza, Posted: Apr 28, 2012

At Kern County's largest public high school, amid statewide budget cutbacks, academic counselors are turning crisis into opportunity.

What’s the Soundtrack of Your Immigrant Culture?

Univision News, Commentary, Arturo Conde, Posted: Apr 28, 2012

Many Latinos find a voice and identity through the work of musicians such as Manu Chao.

Hundreds Protest SB 1070 in Phoenix

Prensa Hispana, News Report, Maritza Lizeth Félix, Posted: Apr 27, 2012

More than 300 people took to the streets in Phoenix to protest Arizona's immigration law SB 1070 on Wednesday.

ICE to Give Leniency to Those Arrested for Minor Traffic Violations

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Apr 27, 2012

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced today that if it identifies an undocumented immigrant through Secure Communities, from only a minor traffic violation, ICE will not keep him or her in custody until there is a conviction.

After Review, ICE Puts 16K of 300K Deportation Cases on Hold

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Apr 27, 2012

Immigration officials have suspended 16,544 deportation cases and are moving steadily through a review of nearly 300,000 cases in the deportation queue, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced this week.

Could the LA Riots Happen Again?

New America Media, Op-ed, Stewart Kwoh, Posted: Apr 27, 2012

Twenty years later, despite some progress, the factors behind the LA Riots remain.

Rep. Gutierrez: 'Great' Meeting with Rubio on Alternative DREAM Act

Univision News, News Report, Posted: Apr 27, 2012

A key Democratic congressman said Wednesday that he was encouraged by a meeting with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) over his plan to introduce a pared-down version of the DREAM Act.

LA Metro Cut Services, Violated Civil Rights

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Apr 27, 2012

An editorial in La Opinión argues that the Los Angeles MTA had "no excuse" for failing to protect the civil rights of minority passengers.

Report Finds DHS's Border Strategy Ineffective

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Apr 27, 2012

A new report calls for the re-evaluation of U.S.-Mexico border policies, that may have reached the limit of their effectiveness.

Nebraska Decision on Prenatal Care Bittersweet Victory for Women

New America Media, Op-ed, Jessica González-Rojas, Posted: Apr 27, 2012

Nebraska’s decision to override the governor’s veto of a bill that provides free prenatal care to the undocumented denies the mother rights granted to the fetus.

Pressing Vietnam on Human Rights

Diacritics, News Report, Posted: Apr 27, 2012

The song “Viet Nam Toi Dau (Where Is My Vietnam)?” raises the issues of the Chinese invasion and the islands of Paracel and Spratley. Viet Khang sings about all of the embarrassing concessions that the Vietnamese government has made to China, and asks when it all went so wrong.

Arizona's 'Salt of the Earth' Moment

New America Media, Commentary, Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez, Posted: Apr 27, 2012

Arizona's ban on ethnic studies could be the next Arizona law to make it to the Supreme Court, which heard arguments this week over SB 1070.

Senate Passes Violence Against Women Act

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Apr 26, 2012

In a bipartisan vote of 68 - 31, the U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which gives women protections and recourse against domestic violence and abuse.

La Opinión Looks Back at Rodney King Riots

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Apr 26, 2012

Twenty years after the Rodney King riots, Los Angeles Spanish-language newspaper La Opinión takes a look back at its front-page coverage of the riots and what has -- and hasn't -- changed in the city since then.

Exiled From Arizona, Immigrant Begins Anew in California

New America Media, Profile, Sugriel Reyes, Posted: Apr 26, 2012

Before SB1070, Claudia lived the life she'd always dreamed of. Today, she is one of thousands who have fled Arizona's anti-immigrant crackdown.

Bo Xilai's "Tiger" Generals Take Warrior Path of Japan’s Imperial Officers

New America Media, News Analysis, Yoichi Shimatsu, Posted: Apr 26, 2012

Bo Xilai's fall hints at a split between China's conservative army and internationalist navy, a split eerily reminiscent of Imperial Japan.

Successful Video-Arts Program on Chopping Block at Inner-City School in Long Beach

New America Media, News Report, Stephanie Minasian, Posted: Apr 26, 2012

For nearly 20 years, the video program at Renaissance High has offered career training and hope to inner-city youth in Long Beach.

Fed Case Against SB 1070 Not ‘Selling Well’ in Supreme Court

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Apr 25, 2012

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor observed that the federal government’s argument against Arizona's immigration law wasn’t “selling well.”

China to Offer More 'Green Cards'

China Daily, News Report, Posted: Apr 25, 2012

China is mulling more permanent residency permits, easier visa-free entry and greater incentives to attract foreign expertise.

Inspection of US Beef Imports Intensified

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Apr 25, 2012

Following the first case of mad cow disease in the United States in five years, the Korean government decided Wednesday to intensify inspections of U.S. beef.

Showdown Time for SB 1070

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Apr 25, 2012

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether a state has the right to pass its own immigration regulations.

California Pols Move to Keep Immigrant Families Unified During Deportation

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Apr 25, 2012

A California state legislative committee voted unanimously last week in support of a bill that will strengthen the rights of parents arrested by local police and those held for additional time because of their immigration status. The new rules are designed to combat a problem uncovered by, in which parents stuck in detention are unable to remain engaged with their children in foster care.

Hispanic Consumers: Young, Mobile, Growing

Nielsen Wire, News Report, Posted: Apr 25, 2012

A Nielsen study on Hispanic consumers identifies several unique characteristics that make Hispanics the largest population group to exhibit culture sustainability--ever.

In Wake of SB 1070, Waves of Pro-Immigrant Legislation Emerge

New America Media, News Analysis, Alfonso Serrano F., Posted: Apr 25, 2012

The economic and political failure of SB 1070 and other "anti-immigration" bills is causing states to shift course on immigration policy.

Ahead of Supreme Ct. Hearing, Legislators Grill SB1070 Author

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Apr 24, 2012

Ahead of a Supreme Court hearing on Arizona’s SB 1070, a sub-committee heard testimony on the law's economic, social and civil rights implications.

Immunization Officials Urge Parents in Las Vegas to Get Their Children Vaccinated

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Apr 24, 2012

Health officials in Nevada are urging parents to vaccinate their children to help prevent the spread of 14 serious and potentially life-threatening diseases.

In Richmond, a Murder Trial Begins and a Father Copes With Loss

New America Media / Richmond Pulse, News Report, Monica Quesada, Posted: Apr 24, 2012

On the eve of a murder trial in Richmond, CA, a father remembers his son and ponders what could have been.

As SB 1070 Heads to Court, a Father’s Case Reveals the Larger Problem

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Apr 24, 2012

A New York father faces deportation to Argentina, likely because he went into diabetic shock and had the poor luck to be met by police officers who arrested him, instead of sought aid for him.

States Shouldn't Tamper with Voting Rights Act

New America Media, Op-ed, Myrna Pérez, Posted: Apr 24, 2012

Last year, a rash of politically motivated laws made it harder for people to vote. Now, the Voting Rights Act itself is under attack.

Community Unites to Protect Elderly, News Report, Posted: Apr 23, 2012

San Mateo Supervisor Adrienne Tissier is leading the call to action to protect the elderly through policy, engagement and education.

Vietnamese Math Whiz Elected to Prestigious US Academy

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Apr 23, 2012

Chau, who teaches at the University of Chicago, won the Fields Medal in 2010. That is the mathematics version of the Nobel Prize.

Philippine, China Sea Dispute Heats Up in Cyberspace

China Daily, News Report, Posted: Apr 23, 2012

Chinese and Filipino hackers "exchanged fire" in cyberspace over the weekend, adding to recent tensions over disputes in the South China Sea.

Author Discovers Over 100 Arab Immigrants Died in Titanic

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Apr 23, 2012

The author of a book on the Titanic says history and Hollywood have forgotten the over 100 Arab passengers on board.

No Miranda Rights for Immigrants?

American Immigration Council, News Report, Posted: Apr 23, 2012

The American Immigration Council on Friday challenged a decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals that immigrants who are arrested without a warrant do not need to receive certain Miranda-like warnings before being interrogated.

Congressional Candidate Chen Earns Endorsement from Mineta

Rafu Shimpo, News Report, Posted: Apr 23, 2012

Small business owner Jay Chen, a candidate for Congress, announced Tuesday that former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta and his leadership PAC, America’s Opportunity Fund, are backing Chen’s election efforts.

The New Rodney King: Abuse on the Border

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Apr 23, 2012

The 2010 video of a man lying down while Border Patrol agents Taser him is "horrifyingly similar" the video of the beating of Rodney King, according to an editorial in La Opinión.

After Foreclosures, Hidden Addictions Emerge Among Elders

New America Media, News Feature, Sanjay Basu, Posted: Apr 23, 2012

Physicians in San Francisco say that since the recession, they are seeing a growing number of elderly patients coping with drug addictions.

ETHNIC ELDERS ONLINE: Empowering Seniors to Close the "Gray Gap"

New America Media, News Feature, Liz Seegert , Posted: Apr 23, 2012

Ethnic elders are slipping into the technology Gray Gap with little access to the online world. A Miami agency, though, is building Internet bridging for seniors.

Summit Sheds Light on Voter, Candidate Disconnect Over Environment

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Apr 22, 2012

Voters across the Southwest and Arizona say this election year they want to see action on conservation and preservation of the environment.

Recession Makes Latino Seniors Put Retirement on Hold

Mundo Hispanico/New America Media , News Feature, Johanes Roselló, Posted: Apr 22, 2012

Unemployment, jobs without benefits, health crises, family caregiving—many Latino boomers are moving into elder years without the possibility of retiring.

Imprisoned and 'Irrelevant'

The Beat Within, Commentary, Antonio Howard, Posted: Apr 21, 2012

Through a letter, an inmate wakes up to the cold reality that he is no longer relevant to the world outside.

Combating Elder Abuse in Indian Country

Indian Country Today Media Network, Commentary, Robert Barton, Posted: Apr 21, 2012

A troubling rise in elder abuse is emerging in Indian Country, often perpetrated by family members. It’s time for Native American leaders to take action.

Health Disparities Undermine America’s Future

America’s Wire , News Analysis, Kimberly N. Alleyne, Posted: Apr 21, 2012

Health disparities between minorities and whites cost unnecessary billions each year—and lives. The U.S. now ranks 41st globally on infant mortality alone.

Republican Legislator Proposes to Revise DREAM Act

La Opinion, News Report, Posted: Apr 20, 2012

Senator Marco Rubio plans to unveil his version of the DREAM Act, which would provide undoucmented youth access to the current visa system, and would eventually lead to citizenship.

Putin to Gain Korean Son-in-Law?

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Apr 20, 2012

Rumors are swirling in South Korea around the possible marriage of a retired admiral’s son to the daughter of Russia's president-elect.

Jobless Frustrated, But Not Giving Up

Black Voice News, News Report, Chris Levister , Posted: Apr 20, 2012

Despite the Inland Empire’s posted unemployment rate of 12.6 percent in March, William F. Baskerville is not giving up on finding a job.

SF Youth Sell Weed to Get By, and Get an Education

New America Media, News Report, Donny Lumpkins, Posted: Apr 20, 2012

With a dismal job market, young people in San Francisco say selling weed helps them cover the cost of school and other essentials.

Caregiver Research Project Launched, News Report, Posted: Apr 20, 2012

Filipino caregiver research project will gather data on working conditions for caregivers in the SF Bay Area.

U.S. Rep Alleges China Helping North With ICBMs

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Apr 19, 2012

A U.S. lawmaker has formally requested the Obama administration examine reports of possible missile cooperation between North Korea and China.

Funeral Held for Man Who Inspired Tiananmen Protest

KTSF, News Report, Posted: Apr 19, 2012

Fang Lizhi, whose speeches inspired student protesters during the 1989 Tiananmen student movement, was buried this past week.

New Center Harnesses Mobile Tech to Fight Trafficking

New America Media, News Feature, Ashley Aires, Posted: Apr 19, 2012

Launched in late 2011, the Global Freedom Center looks to use smartphone technology to expand awareness of human trafficking.

Amid Little Colorado Dispute, Navajo Look to New Water Sources

Indian Country Today Media Network, News Report, Kelly Koepke, Posted: Apr 19, 2012

The Navajo Nation’s water comes from a variety of sources—wells, rainfall, and rivers. But for some 40 percent, water comes from gallon jugs and barrels.

ETHNIC ELDERS ONLINE: Senior Civil Rights Activist Amplifies Protest Voice Online

St. Louis American/New America Media, News Feature, Rebecca S. Rivas, Posted: Apr 19, 2012

Longtime civil rights activist Percy Green II, 77, calls social networking an “invigorating” protest tool, but online users need to protect their online information.

When Temper Tantrums Become Criminal

The Root, News Report, Judith Browne Dianis, Posted: Apr 18, 2012

Last week an African American kindergartner was handcuffed and arrested by Georgia police for having a temper tantrum.

In S. Korea, Bullying Claims Another Life

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Apr 18, 2012

Police said a middle school boy, thought to have been bullied by his classmates, jumped to his death from a 20-story apartment building.

Google, Facebook may be asked to open rep offices in Vietnam

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Apr 18, 2012

Google and Facebook may have to open offices in Viet Nam to provide their services for locals.

Demand to Include Central Am. Nations on Census

Proceso Digital, News Report, Posted: Apr 18, 2012

Pro-immigrant organizations will ask the U.S. Census Bureau to include Central American countries on the forms of the next decennial Census.

CSU Faculty Return to Negotiations, Ready to Strike

New America Media, Video, Kelly Goff/Video by Josue Rojas and Donny Lumpkins, Posted: Apr 18, 2012

Faculty at San Francisco State University returned to the bargaining table over contract disputes even as a strike continues to loom.

San Francisco Youth Face Violence, Deportation as Local Services Shrink

New America Media, News Report, Alex Emslie, Posted: Apr 18, 2012

Killings, arrests and immigration crackdowns have hurt San Francisco’s Latino and black youth just as the city has cut services to help them and prevent violence.

In Standoff, China Tells Philippines to Leave Scarborough Shoal, News Report, Dona Z. Pazzibugan & Jerry E. Esplanada, Posted: Apr 17, 2012

China has asked all Philippine vessels to leave "Panatag" (Scarborough) Shoal immediately. The shoal is located in the South China Sea but is not part of the disputed Spratlys Islands.

Filipino American Named to Guam Cabinet, News Report, Posted: Apr 17, 2012

A Filipino American, Alfredo Antolin, Jr., is among the new Cabinet members who took their oaths before Guam Governor Eddie Baza Calvo.

S. Asian Vies to Become Nation's First Female Indian Mayor

India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Apr 17, 2012

A native of Bangalore, Fremont Vice Mayor Anu Natarajan is running to become the United State's first-ever female Indian mayor.

In Time of Drought, Mexico's Tarahumara Turn to Tradition

New America Media, News Report, José Luis Sierra, Posted: Apr 17, 2012

A tradition of sharing among Mexico's indigenous Tarahumara is being tested amid the country's worst-ever drought.

ETHNIC ELDERS ONLINE: Becoming an E-Patient--An Elder’s Path From Cyber Games to Health Gains

St. Louis American/New America Media, News Feature, Rebecca S. Rivas, Posted: Apr 17, 2012

As African American elders and other ethnic seniors get more Internet savvy, e-patients are both getting active in their own care and helping each other.

Argentine Goldman Prize Winner Overcame Baby’s Poisoning and Death Threats

New America Media, News Report, Rose Arrieta, Posted: Apr 17, 2012

Argentina’s Sofia Gatica, a Goldman Environmental Prize winner, lost a baby to toxins and fights to save her barrio, a third of whose residents have cancer.

ICE Could Deport Mother Suffering From Postpartum Depression

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Apr 16, 2012

Noelia Ramos, mother of a two-month old son and a four-year old girl, who was arrested as part of the raid on the Michael Bianco factory in New Bedford, Mass. along with 300 other workers on March 6, 2007, is reportedly suffering from postpartum depression.

China Urges Philippine Vessel to Withdraw

China Daily, News Report, Posted: Apr 16, 2012

China on Monday urged a Philippine archaeological ship to immediately leave the waters of Huangyan Island in the South China Sea.

Jim Yong Kim Selected to Lead World Bank

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Apr 16, 2012

The World Bank chose Korean-born physician Jim Yong Kim as its new president on Monday.

BP Accused of Open Anti-Viet Racism

Bolsavik.come, News Report, Posted: Apr 16, 2012

The complaint involves BP’s Vessels of Opportunity (V.o.O.) program, which hires local fishing boats to join the cleanup. It was part of BP’s efforts to mitigate the losses suffered by fishermen who were grounded by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Tupac Hologram at Coachella

The Root, News Report, Posted: Apr 16, 2012

Tupac Shakur was resurrected this weekend for a performance at the Coachella 2012 music festival ... at least that's what it looked like.

What Would a Romney Presidency Mean for Immigration?

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Apr 16, 2012

Judging by the poisitions Mitt Romney has taken on immgration during his campaign so far, a Romney presidency would include support for states to pass their own immigration laws; persuing a version of the DREAM Act that does not include a path to citizenship; and making the online work-authorization system E-Verify mandatory for all employers nationwide.

Obama Promises Immigration Reform in First Year of Second Term

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Apr 16, 2012

I can promise that I will try to do it in the first year of my second term. I want to try this year. The challenge we’ve got on immigration reform is very simple.

Teaching the Bracero Program in CA Schools

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Apr 16, 2012

California state Senator Kevin de Leon's proposed bill SB 993 would make the Bracero Program part of the curriculum taught in Grades 7 and 12 in California's public schools.

Muslim Women Slowly Breaking Sports Barrier

New America Media, News Report, Rochelle Bargo , Posted: Apr 16, 2012

Muslim women like Abdo and Jones are challenging the misconception that Muslim women are passive.

Korean American To Help Revamp S. Korea's Justice System

Koream Journal, News Report, Vivien Kim Thorp, Posted: Apr 16, 2012

Kim will offer weekly lectures at the Ministry of Justice’ s Legal Research and Training Institute.

Later Life ‘Encore Work’ Replaces Income, Reinvents Retirement

MinnPost/New America Media , News Feature, Kay Harvey, Posted: Apr 16, 2012

Downsized boomers don’t have time to brood. In Minnesota many are finding new ways to earn retirement money while contributing to their communities.

African-American Elder Plays Key Role in Violence Prevention Efforts

Richmond Pulse/New America Media, Video, Monica Quesada, Posted: Apr 15, 2012

Singleton carries the memory of a time when Richmond’s reputation was not so tarnished by negativity and community violence.

“Inconvenient Children” Video Unleashes a Political Storm in Mexico

New America Media, News Report, Louis E. V. Nevaer, Posted: Apr 14, 2012

U.S. media coverage of a controversial Mexican video reflects an American public that doesn’t understand Mexico very well.

UFW, Jewish Community Bound by Social Justice Causes

Vida en el Valle, News Report, Rebecca Plevin, Posted: Apr 14, 2012

Jewish communities -- long champions of social justice causes -- supported Chávez from the early days of United Farm Workers.

China Urges Calm After Failed N. Korean Launch

China Daily, News Report, Posted: Apr 13, 2012

China called on all sides to keep in contact in the wake of the failed satellite launch by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

1,000 Attend USC Vigil for Slain Chinese Students

China Daily, News Report, Jun Wang, Posted: Apr 13, 2012

More than 1,000 people attended a vigil on Wednesday night at the University of Southern California campus to mourn two Chinese students killed in a carjacking attempt.

Exodus of Corporate Support Shines Light on ALEC

Univision News, News Report, Mariana Atencio, Posted: Apr 13, 2012

This week, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation became the latest backer to withdraw financial support for ALEC.

Public Broadcast Stations Can Run Political Ads

Trial Insider, News Report, Pamela A. MacLean, Posted: Apr 13, 2012

A federal appeals court lifted the ban on political ads on public radio and TV stations Thursday.

Filipina Wins Seat in S. Korea Parliament

GMANews.TV, News Report, Posted: Apr 13, 2012

A Filipina, who is a naturalized Korean citizen, won a seat for proportional representation at the 19th Korean National Assembly, becoming the first Korean parliamentarian from the growing immigrant Korean community.

For Chinese Parents, Success Outweighs Scandal at Oakland School

New America Media, News Report, Summer Chiang and Peter Schurmann, Posted: Apr 13, 2012

Chinese parents say the controversial figure at the center of an Oakland charter school is the reason for its success.

Why Do Spanish-Language Media Still Use the Term "Negro"?

El Tiempo Latino, Commentary, Roland Roebuck, Posted: Apr 13, 2012

Some Spanish-language newspapers in Washington, D.C. continue to refer to Latinos of African descent by the insulting term "Negro."

Suspensions More Common for Minority, Disabled Students

California Watch, News Report, Joanna Lin, Posted: Apr 13, 2012

New data show that racial minorities and students with disabilities are suspended at substantially higher rates than their white and non-disabled peers.

Don't White People Kill Each Other, Too?

The Root, Commentary, Edward Wyckoff Williams , Posted: Apr 13, 2012

When it comes to America's racial past and present, lies and snake oil are sold in many colors.

Hilary Rosen vs. Ann Romney -- Distracting You from the Real Issues, News Report, Posted: Apr 12, 2012

Blogger Zerlina writes for that the stay-at-home mom conversation is a distraction from the real issues in the 2012 election.

Study: Impact of Undocumented Workers on Wages ‘Negligible’

Univision News, News Report, Posted: Apr 12, 2012

A recent study by economists at the Atlanta Federal Reserve may discredit one of the most common arguments used to justify state-based immigration crackdown laws.

Punishment and Profits: Al Jazeera Visits Immigration Detention

Al Jazeera, News Report, Posted: Apr 12, 2012

Al Jazeera's Fault Lines travels to Texas and Florida to investigate the business of immigrant detention in the United States.

S. Koreans Abroad No-Show in Voter Turnout

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Apr 12, 2012

South Korea went to the polls Wednesday. And while overseas Koreans were allowed to vote for the first time, only 2 percent actually did.

Atlanta Lawyer Shoots Korean Husband, Then Herself

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Apr 12, 2012

An Atlanta-based lawyer shot and killed her Korean husband Tuesday night in a parking lot outside the legal offices of where the two worked.

Social Media Impacting Mexican Presidential Contest

New America Media, News Analysis, Louis Nevaer, Posted: Apr 12, 2012

Just months ago, the outcome of the Mexican presidential election seemed a given. Now that's all changed, and social media has played a role.

Who Is the Real Mitt Romney?

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Apr 12, 2012

Winning the trust of voters is indeed Romney's big challenge.

Temporary Protected Status Keeps Family Living in Limbo

New America Media, News Report, Scott Graf, Posted: Apr 12, 2012

The one thing that Vasquez, a student at San Francisco State University, realized soon after arriving was that his new home is sadly temporary.

Bomb Threat Forces Korean Air Flight to Make Emergency Landing

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: Apr 11, 2012

A Korean Air Boeing 777 was forced to make an emergency landing in western Canada shortly after takeoff Tuesday.

From Messenger to Commuter, SF Cyclists Reflect a Changed City

New America Media, Commentary, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Apr 11, 2012

San Francisco cyclists have gone from messenger to commuter, reflecting a deeper shift within the city.

Asian American Groups, Including JACL, Call for Further Investigation in Trayvon Martin Killing

Pacific Citizen, News Report, Posted: Apr 11, 2012

George Zimmerman (left) fatally shot Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26. There are still no arrests in the case that has sparked outrage across the nation.

Maricopa County’s Former Top Prosecutor Andrew Thomas Disbarred

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Apr 11, 2012

Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and his onetime deputy, Lisa Aubuchon, will be disbarred effective May 10 by the Arizona ethics panel for failed corruption probes.

Mexican Candidates Blast the Airwaves, Stir Up the Social Networks

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Posted: Apr 11, 2012

Mexican candidates in the country's 2012 presidential election hit the airwaves -- and social media networks -- this week.

Media Cautious on Tulsa Killings

The Root, News Report, Posted: Apr 11, 2012

Maybe it's the Trayvon Martin case, or maybe it's just the system working as it should, but news organizations are moving cautiously on the story.

Fresno Radio Station's Investment in Hmong Community Pays Off

New America Media, Profile, David Schultz, Posted: Apr 11, 2012

“We have contests and instead of giving away tickets to a ball game or a color TV, we’ll give a pig away,” said Tony Donato, the station’s general operations manager.

Less Than Half of 3K Detained in ICE Sweeps Convicted of Felonies

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Apr 10, 2012

For nearly a year now, the Obama Administration has promised to streamline the immigration enforcement system, focusing on serious criminals. It's a false promise.

Marlins Suspend Guillen for Five Games After Pro-Castro Remarks

El Nuevo Herald, News Report, Posted: Apr 10, 2012

Miami Marlins manager Oswaldo "Ozzie" Guillén was suspended for five games Tuesday as a result of his pro-Castro remarks.

Border Patrol Turns to Foreign Media to Discourage Unauthorized Border Crossings

Univision News, News Report, Juan Gastelum, Posted: Apr 10, 2012

The federal government is turning to Mexican and Central American media outlets to warn potential migrants of the dangers of trying to enter the U.S. illegally.

Javier Sicilia movilizará a inmigrantes en EEUU

El Mensajero, News Report, Ricardo Ibarra, Posted: Apr 10, 2012

El poeta y activista busca unificar a estadounidenses, inmigrantes mexicanos y centroamericanos en un movimiento social que impulse la regulación en la venta de armas de fuego y drogas.

Zimmerman Launches Website to Ask for Money

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Apr 10, 2012

Suspected shooter George Zimmerman launched a website to seek donations for his legal expenses.

CA State Immigration Bill Vies for Spot on November Ballot

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Apr 10, 2012

The California Opportunity and Prosperity Act, or COPA, would allow undocumented immigrants to join a state immigration registry.

New Migrant Worker Health Plan Offers Binational Care

Hispanic Trending, News Report, Posted: Apr 10, 2012

Migrant workers who split time between Mexico and Bakersfield could now have access to medical insurance on both sides of the border, thanks to a new plan targeting Kern County's large mobile labor force.

ICE Slow to Embrace Alternatives to Immigrant Detention

New America Media, News Report, Alfonso Serrano F., Posted: Apr 10, 2012

The new Texas immigrant detention center may be more "humane," but there are less costly, more effective alternatives to detention.

My Uncle’s Life in Exile

New America Media, Commentary, Melissa Reyes, Posted: Apr 10, 2012

For Uncle Joe, a deportee, someone raised thoroughly American, but who is now an exile in his homeland, home has become a complicated concept.

Small-town America meets Vietnam

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Apr 09, 2012

A pair of businessmen from Viet Nam bought the town of Buford, Wyo., today at auction with a $900,000 bid, according to media reports.

Filipinos Among the Least Rude in the World -- Survey, News Report, Ghost Author, Posted: Apr 09, 2012

The Philippines is among the least rude countries for foreign tourists, a survey by a leading European travel site showed.

Ending the Silence: Asian Pacific Americans Urged to Increase HIV/AIDS Testing

Pacific Citizen, News Report, Posted: Apr 09, 2012

Asian Pacific Americans represent 2.8 percent of the total reported HIV/AIDS cases in California, but one in three APAs living with HIV doesn’t know it.

Sean Bell’s Fiancée Writes Open Letter to Trayvon Martin’s Parents

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Apr 09, 2012

The fiancée of Sean Bell, the Queens man who was shot and killed by police outside a strip club on the night before his wedding in 2006, recently wrote an open letter to the parents of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin.

A Deadly Syndrome Stalks the Mexican Elections

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Posted: Apr 09, 2012

Leaders of the Progressive Movement coalition denounced violent attacks and threats against their candidates in seven of Mexico’s states.

Napolitano: ‘Sí a las Comunidades Seguras, no al perfil racial’

La Prensa Hispana, News Report, Maritza Lizeth Félix, Posted: Apr 09, 2012

La secretaria de Seguridad Interna defiende el programa que tanta polémica ha causado con los defensores de los derechos civiles diciendo que el enfoque del mismo es sacar del país a los extranjeros que representan una amenaza para la nación.

Cuban Music Still Thriving, Still Unheard in U.S.

New America Media, Question & Answer, Jacob Simas, Posted: Apr 09, 2012

An interview with Bay Area musician and producer Greg Landau, who's traveled to Cuba more than 30 times, on the latest musical trends from the island.

Miss. Business Sector Key to Defeat of Anti-Immigrant Bill

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Apr 08, 2012

The state of Mississippi has a dark history when it comes to discrimination and racial segregation, like many other southern states. Yet, unlike its neighbors, an anti-immigrant state law was blocked there. And this is good news.

A Model to Forecast the Latino Vote?

NBC Latino, News Report, Posted: Apr 08, 2012

A group of Latino political scientists say they have come up with a way to measure how influential the Latino vote will be in November.

Drop in Latino Registered Voters Surprises Political Experts

Al Día, News Report, Posted: Apr 08, 2012

The number of Hispanic voters declined significantly between 2009 and 2010.

Survival Skills for Today’s Community College Student

Campaign for College Opportunity, Profile, Diane Wai, Posted: Apr 08, 2012

One student in San Francisco shares her survival tips for thriving and surviving on today’s community college campus.

A Sense of “Despair” Hangs Over Community College Campus

Amigos 805, Commentary, David Magallanes , Posted: Apr 08, 2012

A former math professor says students will have to adapt, becoming more creative and employing technology in new ways, as they design their careers.

AOL Co-Founder Turns Attention to Immigration Reform

Univision News, News Report, Posted: Apr 07, 2012

After a successful campaign for the Jobs Act, AOL Inc co-founder Steve Case says he’s ready to champion for immigration reform.

Most Ala. Businesses Missed E-Verify Deadline

Univision News, News Report, Posted: Apr 07, 2012

The vast majority of businesses in the state failed to meet one of the requirements of Alabama’s H.B. 56 before the deadline, signaling continued confusion about the law.

ETHNIC ELDERS ONLINE: African American Elders Log-In for Computer Fun—and Jobs

St. Louis American/New America Media, News Feature, Rebecca S. Rivas, Posted: Apr 07, 2012

African American elders in St. Louis wanted computer classes to link with their families and maybe get a job -- even at age 73.

For Trayvon Martin, Justice Hinges on “Prosecutorial Discretion”

New America Media, Commentary, Raj Jayadev, Posted: Apr 06, 2012

The term, prosecutorial discretion, needs to be worked into the vernacular of any civil rights movement that is hoping to bring justice to the Trayvon Martins of America and bring accountability to the criminal justice system.

Marco Rubio’s Dream Act: The New ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’?

New America Media, Commentary, Elena Shore, Posted: Apr 06, 2012

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is poised to release his version of the DREAM Act – one that would create a legal category of second-class citizens.

Human Dignity is Not a Joke

New America Media, Commentary, Roopal Patel, Posted: Apr 06, 2012

Violations of immigration laws are a civil offense, yet ICE models immigration detention after criminal incarceration systems.

Why Are There No Black US Senators?

The Root, News Report, Posted: Apr 06, 2012

Yes, an African American is serving as commander in chief. But looking for a black U.S. senator? Good luck with that.

Navajo Lose Ground on Labor Case

Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Apr 06, 2012

The Navajo Nation lost some ground in its quest to ensure that employers on Navajo land adhere to tribal laws requiring Navajo preference in hiring.

A Million Voters Registered on Easter?

The Root, News Report, Cynthia Gordy, Posted: Apr 06, 2012

This Easter, leaders from black churches across the country are aiming to register at least 20 members from each congregation.

Ala. Lawmakers Propose Changes to HB 56

American Immigration Council, News Report, Posted: Apr 06, 2012

On Thursday, lawmakers in Alabama introduced a bill proposing extensive changes to HB 56, the state’s notorious immigration enforcement law.

State of Women and Girls in CA's Santa Clara County

El Observador, News Report, Posted: Apr 06, 2012

The County of Santa Clara Office of Women’s Policy has released comprehensive report about the State of Women and Girls in Santa Clara County.

After Prison, a Long Hard Road to Stability

New America Media, News Feature, Donny Lumpkins / Richmond Pulse, Posted: Apr 06, 2012

Last October, California began implementation of AB109 and AB117, laws intended to reduce overcrowding in its state prisons. Since then, more than 22,400 inmates – many who are non-violent offenders - have shifted to county jails where some await trials that could result in their early release from custody. In an effort to track the experience of reentry, Richmond Pulse – a project of New America Media that covers community issues in Richmond, Calif., -- began following an ex-prisoner, Garry, who was released from prison more than a year ago.

Filipina Runs for Seat in S. Korea Parliament

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Apr 06, 2012

A Filipina is running for a seat in the South Korean Parliament in the April 11 elections.

Filipina Among Seven Killed in Oakland Shooting

GMA News, News Report, Staff, Posted: Apr 05, 2012

Among the seven victims in the Oakland school shooting is Filipina Kathleen Ping, who leaves behind a 4-year old son.


New America Media, News Feature, Story by Sanjay Basu, Translated by Summer Chiang & Vivian Po, Posted: Apr 05, 2012

才三十歲的瑞塔 (Rita) 對死亡不是沒有了解。但直到最近她才領悟到,在經濟大蕭條下,死亡對貧者來說是相當龐大的開銷。

Popular Latino Blogger Pulled From

Tucson Weekly, News Report, Posted: Apr 05, 2012

The Three Sonorans is no longer on the site.

Transgender Miss Universe Contestant Can Participate, But Debate Continues

Univision News, News Report, Posted: Apr 05, 2012

Initially barred from competing in Canada’s Miss Universe pageant, transgender beauty queen Jenna Talackova is now allowed to participate.

A Latino VP? Marco Rubio's Limited Appeal

La Opinión, Commentary, Posted: Apr 05, 2012

It used to be unheard of, but now black and Latino presidential candidates are practically a requirement.

Pew Study: Latinos Identify by Countries of Origin

Pew Hispanic Center, News Report, Posted: Apr 05, 2012

A majority says they most often identify themselves by their family’s country of origin while just one-quarter says they prefer a pan-ethnic label like Latino or Hispanic.

End -- Don’t Mend -- Broken Enforcement Program

New America Media, Commentary, Jessica González-Rojas and Miriam Yeung, Posted: Apr 05, 2012

While it is laudable that the Obama administration has decided to reduce funding for the immigration enforcement program, 287(g), harmful parts of it will continue to tear families apart.

A Trend Toward Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Choice Laws

New America Media, News Analysis, Elena Shore, Posted: Apr 05, 2012

The states that moved to crack down on immigrants last year were the same states that enacted new restrictions on abortion.

Study: LGBT Ethnic Elders See More Poverty, Isolation, Bias

New America Media/La Opinion , News Report, Araceli Martinez Ortega, Posted: Apr 05, 2012

The first national health study of LGBT elders shows Latinos and other ethnic seniors are rocked daily by higher rates of poverty, isolation and discrimination.

Miss. Anti-Immigrant Law Dies in State Senate

Univision News, News Report, Posted: Apr 04, 2012

A controversial bill cracking down on undocumented immigration died in the Mississippi state Senate after Sen. Hob Bryan, D-Amory, a judiciary committee chairman, chose not to bring it to a vote before a Tuesday deadline.

Amnesty International: US Immigration Policy Violates Human Rights

Amnesty International, News Report, Posted: Apr 04, 2012

Amnesty International's new report, "In Hostile Terrain: Human rights violations in immigration enforcement in the US Southwest," examines the human rights violations associated with immigration enforcement at the border and in the interior of the United States.

Department of Justice Cuts Off Negotiations With Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Apr 04, 2012

In December, the DOJ accused Arpaio’so office of engaging in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional policing, including racial profiling in traffic stops, immigration operations and discriminating against Spanish speakers in the county jails.

What If Krop High Had Not Suspended Trayvon Martin?

Loop 21, News Report, Aaron Morrison, Posted: Apr 04, 2012

The saga of Trayvon Martin might have been different had he not been yet another African American student who was disproportionately impacted by the zero tolerance policy many schools in the nation have.

Obama Honors Filipina as 'Champion of Change', News Report, Posted: Apr 04, 2012

A White House ceremony will honor a Filipino American woman as a “Champion of Change” for starting a crusade to help the youth when her own daughter got involved in drugs.

Will Myanmar Elections Disrupt Chinese Investments?

China Dialogue, News Report, Posted: Apr 03, 2012

China is Myanmar's largest investor and trading partner. How will democratization in the Southeast Asian nation impact the relationship?

'Three Amigos' Summit -- US, Mexico, Canada Talk Trade, Security

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Apr 03, 2012

Yesterday, U.S. President Barack Obama, Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper met in Washington.

A 'Sex Strike' for Women's Rights in Texas?

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Apr 03, 2012

An Austin, Texas women's group is proposing a "sex strike" April 28 - May 5 to draw attention to the state's crackdown on reproductive rights.

Deported Dad Returns for Son's Funeral

Mojado Citizen, News Report, Posted: Apr 03, 2012

A Mexican man will be finally able to travel to his 10-year-old son’s burial in Pennsylvania after immigration officials granted his request for humanitarian permission to enter the United States.

Colossal Disaster for Minorities if Supreme Court Scraps Health Law

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Apr 03, 2012

The judicial torpedoing of the health care reform law will hurt millions of poor working-class Americans that desperately need health care, but couldn’t get affordable care before the law was passed, and are just as unlikely to get affordable care after it’s struck down.

The Tongue-tied Misfit and the Language of Violence

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Apr 03, 2012

One commentator writes about what drives inarticulate immigrants -- often cultural misfits -- to turn to gun violence.

More Older Vietnamese American Seeking Help for Depression

Viễn Đông/New America Media, News Report, Vanessa White , Posted: Apr 03, 2012

More older Vietnamese Americans in Southern California are seeking professional help for depression, and some find solace in their traditions.

Forum Focuses on Strategies for Struggling Elders

Korea Daily, News Report, Joo Young Hwang, Posted: Apr 02, 2012

The struggles of ethnic elders in the Bay Area with job loss, rampant foreclosures, health care and poverty was the focus of a media briefing held this week by New America Media.

Colombia's FARC Frees its Last Hostages

Univision News, News Report, Posted: Apr 02, 2012

Colombia’s FARC guerrillas announced shortly before 6pm ET, that they liberated their last group of military hostages, handing them over to a humanitarian team led by the Red Cross and assisted by Brazilian airforce pilots.

경기 불황, 가난하면 죽는것도 너무 비싸

New America Media, News Report, Sanjay Basu, Translated by Aruna Lee, Posted: Apr 02, 2012

30대의 리타씨는 죽음에 대해 모르는 것이 없다. 그러나 요즘 같은 불황에는 죽는 것 또한 비싸다는 것을 최근에야 알게 되었다.

ICE Deported More Than 46,000 Immigrants with U.S. Citizen Children Last Year, Report Finds

Immigration Impact, News Report, Michele Waslin, Posted: Apr 02, 2012

The new report finds that, between January and June 2011, ICE deported over 46,000 immigrants who claimed to have at least one U.S. citizen child.

En la Gran Recesión, hasta la muerte es demasiada cara para los pobres

New America Media, News Feature, Sanjay Basu, Posted: Apr 02, 2012

Rita sólo está en sus treinta, pero conoce todo acerca de la muerte. Lo que no sabía hasta hace poco es lo caro que es, sobre todo ahora en la Gran Recesión, para los pobres morir.

Eastern Coachella Valley Fights Pollution: 3 Profiles in Environmental Activism

New America Media/Coachella Unincorporated, News Feature, Ivan Delgado, Rogelio Montaño and Aurora Saldivar, Posted: Apr 02, 2012

California’s Eastern Coachella Valley is steeped in poverty and pollution, and profiles of local residents show you don’t have to be a Super Hero to take action.

In the Great Recession, Even Death Is Too Expensive for the Poor

New America Media, News Feature, Sanjay Basu, Posted: Apr 02, 2012

Rita is only in her thirties, but she knows all about death. What she didn't know until recently is how expensive it is for the poor to die.

Experts: Vietnamese Parents Could Stem Youths’ High Depression Rates

New America Media/Viễn Đông , News Feature, Vanessa White, Posted: Apr 01, 2012

The murder-suicide of a young Vietnamese American last year spotlighted high depression levels among Asian youth. Experts say their parents need to listen.

U.S.-China Business Hopes Take Flight

China Daily, News Report, Chen Jia, Posted: Apr 01, 2012

The booming market for aircrafts in China could be the best way to bring more manufacturing jobs back to the United States.