From Death Penalty to Taxes, California Ethnic Voters to Flex Ballot Muscle

New America Media, News Report, Zaineb Mohammed, Posted: Oct 03, 2012

A new Field Poll shows California ethnic voters favor both education-related tax initiatives on the ballot and differ significantly with whites on issues, such as the death penalty.




National Parks in the West Look to Reflect Ethnic History

New America Media, News Report, Zaineb Mohammed, Posted: Jun 02, 2012

Amid increased cuts to the nation’s parks services, in California a movement is afoot to create new parks more reflective of the state’s diverse history.




Language Access and the June 5th Election

New America Media, Question & Answer, Zaineb Mohammed, Posted: May 24, 2012

For the first time in Alameda County all election materials must be translated into Tagalog,, Vietnamese, Chinese and Spanish.




National Teleconference on Voter Suppression - How to Make Our Election System Better - Tuesday, May 22nd

New America Media, Event, Zaineb Mohammed, Posted: May 18, 2012

On Thursday, May 17, House leaders introduced the Voter Empowerment Act to help protect the voting rights of millions of Americans. The key element of this bill is voter registration modernization, a common-sense reform that would bring our elections into the 21st century. Between April and November, NAM will partner with the Brennan Center and other national research and advocacy organizations to host monthly teleconference calls, produce weekly columns and alerts, and host roundtables in key states. The goal is to build a collective news and advocacy platform in the ethnic media sector to counter voter suppression efforts and ensure every eligible voter can vote.




Key Issues for Black Voters in 2012

New America Media, Question & Answer, Zaineb Mohammed, Posted: Mar 01, 2012

San Francisco State Professor of Political Science Robert Smith discusses his views on the key issues facing black voters in 2012.




CA Court’s Prop. 8 Ruling Does Not Benefit Undocumented

New America Media, News Report, Zaineb Mohammed, Posted: Feb 08, 2012

An appellate court rules that CA’s Prop. 8 is unconstitutional, but the ruling won’t benefit undocumented immigrants in same-sex partnerships.




Study: California Women “Falling Behind”—and Held Back by Budget Cuts

New America Media, News Report, Zaineb Mohammed, Posted: Feb 03, 2012

A new report shows that California’s younger and older women have been especially hit by the recession and are being held back even more by state budget cuts.




California Governor’s Budget Could Hit Most Vulnerable With Deepest Cuts

New America Media, News Report, Zaineb Mohammed, Posted: Jan 07, 2012

California Gov. Jerry Brown proposed deep budget cuts this week that could especially impact those from low-income ethnic communities.




HIV Positive Women in Oakland Demand, “Count Us In”

New America Media, News Report, Zaineb Mohammed, Posted: Dec 01, 2011

On World AIDS Day in Oakland, women of color rallied to emphasize the need for equity in treatment and prevention services.




Affordable Care Act: Outreach to People of Color Will Be Critical

New America Media, News Report, Zaineb Mohammed, Posted: Nov 03, 2011

Under the ACA, millions of Americans - mostly people of color - will be eligible for health benefits. But will they know how to access them?