Black America Web.com, News Report, Posted: Apr 30, 2011
Growing up in Sierra Leone,Jestina Clayton leaned to braid corn rows in her mother’s hair at the age of five. Now she's suing for the right to braid hair for a living.
The Final Call, News Report, Posted: Apr 29, 2011
Critics say Mr. Obama may be taking the Black vote for granted as members of the Democratic Party have been accused of for years.
Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Apr 29, 2011
Nineteen years after the L.A. riots, Koreans and blacks remain at odds, while Koreans and Latinos have forged strong ties.
New America Media, Commentary, Posted: Apr 29, 2011
Now that the birther issue has been put to rest, the "controversy" over Obama's college grades has been resurrected—with the goal of questioning his competency as president.
New America Media, Audio, Posted: Apr 29, 2011
New Show: America's 2nd most important Hispanic leader: Luis Gutierrez, 7th Anniversary of Abu Ghraib, Raul Ramos, Hip Hop's Blitz the Ambassador.
AFRO, News Report, Posted: Apr 28, 2011
Not so long ago, Northwest D.C. florist Karen Woods could plan to spend about $100 per week on gas to make whatever deliveries she needed to make in the region. But with the recent surge in gas prices, the weekly cost of gas for Woods has more than tripled to close to $350.
NNPA, News Report, Posted: Apr 28, 2011
Two of Malcolm X’s daughters take issue with a recent biography of their father alleging that the marriage between Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz was strained, and that both partners may have been unfaithful.
Los Angeles Sentinel , News Report, Posted: Apr 28, 2011
Kamala Harris discusses her first three months in office with faith-based leaders in Los Angeles and thanks area churches for supporting her efforts.
Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Apr 28, 2011
Over the years, Davis and his lawyers have exhausted avenues to prove his innocence. The court system has refused to grant him a new jury trial and has rejected new evidence his attorneys presented .
New America Media, News Feature, Posted: Apr 28, 2011
The foreclosure crisis has given rise to new waves of scam artists, from low-grade to high-tech, who are looking to profit off of vulnerable and desperate homeowners.
The Muslim Observer, News Report, Posted: Apr 26, 2011
New York Imam Yassin Aref, who was serving a ten year sentence inside the Communications Management Unit (CMU) in Illinois, was recently moved to the general prison population.
New America Media, Video, Posted: Apr 26, 2011
California Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye reflects on her first 100 days in office and discusses the next big case to go before the court this September: Prop 8, the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.
New America Media, Op-ed, Posted: Apr 26, 2011
The GOP certainly wasted no time in blaming President Obama for the oil prices, something politicians can do very little about.
New America Media, News Report, Posted: Apr 22, 2011
At the Candler Road store in Decatur, more than 100 people were lined up to apply for jobs by 7 a.m.
New America Media, Audio, Posted: Apr 22, 2011
New Show: What it means to be an overseas Chinese, a new memoir of post-civil war Liberia, Mae Ngai's new book, the 1st African American Olympic gold medalist, Rex Navarrete's comedy.
New America Media, News Analysis, Posted: Apr 21, 2011
Trump also had more shrewdness than GOP party regulars and much of the media gave him credit for.
BlackVoicenews.com, News Report, Posted: Apr 21, 2011
San Bernardino’s Cajon High School went on the offense this week against claims that their school is a hot bed of racial tension.
New America Media, News Report, Posted: Apr 20, 2011
Black politicians have come out in defense of immigrants, questioning the morality of tough immigration laws in states from Nebraska to Georgia.
New America Media, Commentary, Posted: Apr 18, 2011
A recent email blast that depicted President Obama and his family as monkeys was sick. But the worst part was the GOP's reaction.
The Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Apr 18, 2011
A bill to reinstate school vouchers in the District recently passed in the House of Representatives.
BlackAmericaWeb.com, News Report, Posted: Apr 18, 2011
After a week of intense wrangling over money and social policy, Congress and the White House agreed to continue funding the federal government through this week, a deal that includes more than $38 billion in spending cuts.
BlackVoiceNews.com, News Report, Posted: Apr 18, 2011
The anniversary of Congress passing landmark health care reform is provoking fresh debate over a law many Americans still remain confused about, even as its benefits are already taking effect.
New America Media, News Report, Posted: Apr 16, 2011
Many prominent Arab hip-hop artists, inspired by uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa, have released music in solidarity with protesters in the region.
San Francisco Chronicle, Editorial, Posted: Apr 15, 2011
Joe Johnson had passed away but the friendliness he projected will stay with San Francisco's San Bruno Avenue.
New America Media, News Report, Posted: Apr 15, 2011
NCMR is the biggest gathering of media makers, educators, journalists & policymakers in the country and ethnic media were largely missing from its conference this year.
New America Media, News Analysis, Posted: Apr 10, 2011
Ethnic and community-media worry that AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile could escalate prices and curtail service for lower-income groups.
The Root, Op-ed, Posted: Apr 10, 2011
We cannot afford to wait another generation to turn around decades of failed policies that have caused our nation to hemorrhage money and human potential.
New America Media, Question & Answer, Posted: Apr 09, 2011
A new report by the Center for American Progress suggests that some districts spend their money more wisely than others—and that most schools can become more efficient without sacrificing academic quality.
America's Wire, News Analysis, Posted: Apr 09, 2011
Welfare reform allowed states to deny food stamps or family welfare to convicted drug felons. Now, some states say the rules are costly and ineffective.
Black America Web, News Report, Posted: Apr 08, 2011
As Congress releases furlough notices to millions of government workers, the head of the Congressional Black Caucus calls a shutdown a lose-lose situation.
New America Media, Audio, Posted: Apr 08, 2011
New show: Maxine Hong Kingston's new book, Koran burnings, a teenage girl in prison for life, small biz & race relations, anime & tsunamis.
BlackVoiceNews.com, News Report, Posted: Apr 07, 2011
This first anniversary of health care reform is provoking fresh debate over a law many Americans still remain confused about, even as its benefits are already taking effect.
Equal Voice Newspaper, News Report, Posted: Apr 07, 2011
Walmart has teamed up with Jackson Hewitt, the tax preparation company, to offer "refund anticipation loans"—a scam that low-income minorities may find especially hard to resist.
Black America Web, Commentary, Posted: Apr 06, 2011
In throwing out a $15. 5 million judgment in a prosecutor misconduct case , Thomas once again sides with the (mostly white) power elite and against a black man seeking justice.
New America Media, News Report, Posted: Apr 05, 2011
On the 43rd anniversary of his father's death, Martin Luther King III announced the upcoming launch of Bounce TV.
AA Press, News Report, Posted: Apr 05, 2011
The Twin Cities metro area’s population grew to 2.85 million in 2010, according to 2010 Census counts released last week.
The Root, News Report, Posted: Apr 05, 2011
Republican-controlled legislatures are pushing strict voter-identification laws—just in time for the 2012 elections.
New America Media, Commentary, Posted: Apr 05, 2011
In refusing to pardon the Scott sisters, despite calls for mercy, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour joins politicians of both parties who deny pardons unjustly.
The Washington Afro, News Report, Posted: Apr 04, 2011
Family and supporters of Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis say they remain optimistic in their fight to save him from execution despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to reject his appeal, Monday.
Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Apr 04, 2011
The Department of Justice is not done prosecuting New Orleans cops. Today marks the beginning of the third federal trial for NOPD officers accused of misconduct in a string of cases that ended with the violent deaths of black men. Veteran cop Melvin Williams and his rookie partner Matthew Dean Moore have been accused of fatally beating Raymond Robair in 2005.
The Inquirer , News Feature, Posted: Apr 04, 2011
Nationally, falls are the leading cause of injury death for seniors, and racks up billions of dollars in medical costs yearly.
NAM/SF Chronicle/KTSF, Video, Posted: Apr 03, 2011
Joe Johnson and Nelson Liang grew up on opposite sides of the world but they’ve ended up working on the same block on San Francisco’s San Bruno Avenue, where they share a view of a rapidly changing neighborhood.
New America Media, News Report, Posted: Apr 02, 2011
A collaborative venture between the March of Dimes and Stanford Medical School will investigate one of the most elusive of medical mysteries— why some babies are born prematurely.
New America Media, Audio, Posted: Apr 01, 2011
This week on New America Now Radio: Obama in Latin America, Barry Bonds and steroids, women in politics, & Japanese-American internment camps.
New America Media, News Report, Posted: Apr 01, 2011
A New America Media survey of ethnic media coverage – both here and abroad – found mixed reactions and support for U.S. involvement in Libya.