Older Black Lives Matter--Says Top Researcher

New America Media, News Analysis, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Jun 05, 2015

Racism--not one’s skin color--matters most as African Americans age, says a top gerontologist. Researchers need to quit blaming blacks for bad health behaviors.




Detroit Gentrification Means ‘Forced Relocation’ of Black Seniors

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Jun 03, 2015

As Detroit hails its Midtown resurgence, advocates are fighting evictions of mostly low-income, black seniors as affordable apartments convert to luxury units.




Conservative Pundit Takes Three-Strikes for Blaming Baltimore’s Poor

New America Media, Commentary, Paul Kleyman, Posted: May 02, 2015

Conservative pundits say Baltimore stems from diminished personal responsibility--not brutality, foreclosures, joblessness and other strikes against the poor.




Experts, Seniors Tell CA Lawmakers 'Hear Us' on Rising Elder Poverty

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Mar 24, 2015

Seniors told California lawmakers, “Listen to us” at a hearing on rising poverty among elders, straining their food, income, health and housing.




'Age of Dignity' Author, Caregivers Call for Home-Worker & Immigrant Rights

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Mar 09, 2015

Author and MacArthur “genius” Ai-Jen Poo joined eldercare workers to call for job rights and immigration reform as they serve a fast-aging U.S. population.




Study: Women, Minorities Pay Higher Effective Social Security Rate

New America Media, News Analysis, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Jan 22, 2015

President Obama’s State-of-the-Union plan would help workers start 401(k)s. But experts say he should also act to make Social Security taxes more equitable.




My Civil Rights Year—Selma, Louisiana and Mrs. Caulfield’s Butterbeans

New America Media, First Person, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Jan 09, 2015

Just two of us in a parking lot, uninsulated by the National Guard. What had I got myself into?




Study: Doctors Choose Different Plan for Dying Patients Than for Themselves

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Jun 02, 2014

A new study of 1,100 doctors says all give patients high-tech end-of-life treatment, but choose comfort care for themselves.




La recesión deja a familias étnicas 'más allá de arruinados'

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: May 30, 2014

Los afroamericanos, hispanos y asiáticos estadounidenses se enfrentan a un "golpe cuádruple" económico, según un nuevo estudio.




FACTS ON ETHNIC ELDERS: Recession Leaves Ethnic Families 'Beyond Broke'

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: May 19, 2014

New studies show ethnic families are on the short end of the recession’s economic “recovery” with retirement income hit especially hard.