New America Media, News Report, Posted: Apr 28, 2010
The 2004 California Comprehensive Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Act promised to reform sex education in California's high schools. But while Latinas and black females between the ages of 13 and 24 make up only 26 percent of the population, they represent 75 percent of those with HIV infections.
New America Media, Video, Posted: Apr 27, 2010
hanks to class-action court settlement, a quarter-million elders and people with disabilities can now reapply for wrongly stopped or denied Social Security or SSI benefits. Those cut off because of often old or mistaken arrest warrants can reclaim their share of $500 million in lost benefits nationally
New America Media, News Analysis, Posted: Apr 27, 2010
There is nothing fair about the new UC policy of freshman admission if it produces a less racially-diverse group of students and their academic achievement is lower than those admitted under the current policy.
New America Media, News Report, Posted: Apr 26, 2010
Chinese media are criticizing the lack of visibility of elected Chinese officials in the Bay Area in response to a rash of recent attacks on Asians, while community leaders react angrily to the violence.
New America Media, Commentary, Posted: Apr 25, 2010
Arizona officials claim they had to enact their controversial new law because the federal government has stalled on comprehensive immigration reform. This dumps the immigration reform issue squarely back in Obama’s lap. And it couldn’t come at a worse time for Obama.
New America Media, News Report, Posted: Apr 24, 2010
On Friday, Rev. Amos Brown gathered some of San Francisco’s Asian and African-American community, church and business leaders to come up with a course of action to end the recent string of violent acts in the city involving members of the two communities.
PhoenixSoul, News Report, Posted: Apr 24, 2010
An estimated 3,500 people turned out for the "Stop the Violence" Peace Fest. The emphasis was to bring business owners, leaders, and members of the African American Community together for an afternoon filled with anti-violence performances. Attempting to bring out the awareness, that all races can live in peace and harmony.
New America Media, Audio, Posted: Apr 23, 2010
This week on New America Now: Odette Keeley with headlines from New America Media, Valeria Fernandez and Stan Washington on Ethnic Media Watch, Budd Mackenzie talks about girls education in Afghanistan, Cuban scientist Umberto Rios looks at Cuban agriculture, and Curators Melissa Rinne and Alan Pate tell the story of "doll diplomacy" between the US and Japan.
YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Commentary, Posted: Apr 23, 2010
Two 18-year-old African-American men were charged with murder but not hate crimes Thursday in the fatal beating of a 59-year old Chinese-American man who had come to the aid of his son. Eight writers from Yo! Youth Outlook Multimedia write to Jin Cheng Yu, offering their thoughts on the death of his father.
New America Media, News Report, Posted: Apr 22, 2010
Latino and African-American communities in the United States increasingly share similar views on the negative impact of climate change and call for government support for a green economy, according to two recently released polls.
YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Commentary, Posted: Apr 21, 2010
Three separate attacks on Asian Americans by black teenagers in the San Francisco neighborhood of Bayview-Hunters Point have some speculating that the incidents are a sign of escalating racial tensions. But one young man who was taught to rob Asians and Latinos says the crimes aren't about race at all.
New America Media, News Report, Posted: Apr 20, 2010
A young African-American chef encourages, Washington, D.C. youth to cook healthy vegetarian food.
New America Media, Commentary, Posted: Apr 20, 2010
Jackie Robinson is remembered for breaking the color barrier in 1947, a tipping point for race relations in America. The irony is that Robinson didn’t see baseball -- or America -- quite the way it is remembered today.
New America Media, Commentary, Posted: Apr 17, 2010
Daryl Gates, who died on Friday at 83, stood at the center of the tumultuous events that engulfed the LAPD. He was, depending on whom one talked to, the top cop who expanded and popularized the kick-butt, SWAT teams, or the top cop who devised and expanded innovative, programs such as DARE, which served as a national police model for drug prevention and education.
New America Media, Video, Posted: Apr 11, 2010
If Indiana data parallels other states, H1N1 deaths among African Americans and Latinos are disproportionately high, attributed to a greater prevalence of diseases like diabetes and asthma that weaken the immune system. The release to media of data by race could have emphasized the need for vaccinations among African Americans and eased their long-held suspicion of public health initiatives.
YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Posted: Apr 10, 2010
The recession has many young people strapped for cash. But the downturn in the economy has created an increase of creativity. YO! caught up with three San Francisco turf dancers who are using their skills to make money.
New America Media, Commentary, Posted: Apr 07, 2010
Michael Steele, RNC Chairman, has bungled money and staff. He regularly mugs and grandstands on network talk shows, brags about being hip, a street guy. A handful of detractors is publicly calling for him to step down. That won't happen.
New America Now, Audio, Posted: Apr 07, 2010
The hurdles faced by black women songwriters are effectively depicted by Lashonda Barnett in her book I Got Thunder.
New America Media, News Report, Posted: Apr 07, 2010
National Newspaper Publishers Association chair and publisher of The Los Angeles Sentinel, threw down the gauntlet at the NNPA’s annual gathering, urging his peers to be more aggressive in putting the burning issues of African Americans on their front pages.
New America Media, Commentary, Posted: Apr 06, 2010
By checking the box “African-American” on his census form President Obama unequivocally and unhesitatingly made it official: He’s African-American.
The Skanner News, News Report, Posted: Apr 04, 2010
Race Discrimination Lingers in Housing
New America Media, News Analysis, Posted: Apr 03, 2010
Just released figures show the unemployment rate held steady at 9.7 percent. But unpacking the numbers shows that the unemployment rate actually rose for African Americans.
New America Media, Commentary, Posted: Apr 01, 2010
Now that the health care reform bill has been signed into law, “health reform anxiety” is setting in as Americans are trying to learn what the changes will mean for their lives. Here are some of the key advances--and disappointments— of special interest to racial and ethnic groups.