Silver Lining: Ferguson, African Americans and Indians in America
 

Silver Lining: Ferguson, African Americans and Indians in America

New America Media, News Analysis, Sandip Roy, Posted: Aug 28, 2014

Amidst all the hell breaking loose in Ferguson, here is one more old scab to pick at – immigrant-black tensions in small towns and inner cities.

 

Fresno State Professor Makes Progress Against Alzheimer’s

 

India West, News Report, Staff, Posted: Aug 28, 2014

Fresno State chemistry Professor Santanu Maitra is developing a new synthetic compound that has promise for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a Fresno Bee article

SF to Provide Legal Counsel to Undocumented Youth

 

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Aug 27, 2014

San Francisco on Wednesday will announce a new program to provide legal counsel to undocumented immigrants facing deportation.

Jose Antonio Vargas Applies for Deferred Action

 

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Aug 26, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning Filipino American journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who is arguably the most visible undocumented immigrant in America right now, has joined 10 other fellow undocumented immigrants in applying for temporary relief from deportation proceedings under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. - See more at: http://asianjournal.com/news/jose-antonio-vargas-applies-for-deferred-action/#sthash.vMZ92vw7.dpuf

 

Language Barrier Could Cost Asians Health Insurance

 

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Aug 21, 2014

Notices from the CMS informing people they could lose their insurance if they don't provide proof of legal residence are in English and Spanish only.

Vietnam's Rights Records Deteriorates, Does Not Warrant Lethal Weapons Sale

 

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Aug 20, 2014

The two senators on their visit to Hanoi had suggested that the U.S. should accelerate the resumption of lethal weapons sales. The senators cited Vietnam’s accession to the U.N. Convention Against Torture as a sign of improvement in human rights.

Statement: Asian Pacific American Advocates Denounces Civil Rights Abuses in Ferguson

 

International Examiner, News Report, Posted: Aug 20, 2014

Asian Pacific American Advocates(OCA), a national membership-driven organization of community advocates dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs), sends its deepest condolences to the family of Michael Brown and denounces the outrageous abuse of civil rights against demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri.

 

In Asia, Cheating to the Test

 

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Aug 19, 2014

Cheating is a worldwide phenomenon, and is a challenge even here in the United States, but in Asia it has reached near-crisis levels.

 

Going ‘Wild’ in the Most Diverse City in America

 

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Aug 18, 2014

A wilderness festival in Vallejo, Calif. aims to reach a diverse urban audience that doesn't typically visit national parks.

Poverty Rises among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Acccording to Study

 

Northwest Asian Weekly, News Report, Posted: Aug 18, 2014

The numbers for Asian Americans in poverty have grown by 37 percent, while Pacific Islanders in poverty have increased by 60 percent.

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