Gentrification Takes Toll on Oakland Seniors

Gentrification Takes Toll on Oakland Seniors

Oakland Local/New America Media , News Feature, Laura McCamy, Posted: Apr 01, 2015

Escalating costs from gentrification make the hope of aging in place for Oakland’s low-income seniors more of a dream than a reality.

Three Asian Americans Could Be in US Senate in 2017


Asam News, News Report, Posted: Mar 31, 2015

Duckworth and Harris could potentially also be only the third and fourth Asian Americans outside of Hawaii to ever be US Senators, according to Wikipedia.


Common Core Assessment a ‘New Way’ to Define Success


FilAm Star, News Report, Harvey Barkin, Posted: Mar 31, 2015

For high school principal Vito Chiala, the new Common Core-aligned assessments are a new way to define his school's success. Unlike the previous standardized test, known as the CST, the new Smarter Balanced test will also go farther in ensuring that graduation seniors are better prepared for college.

$50 Portable Media Player Helps North Koreans Bypass Censorship


Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Mar 31, 2015

A $50 Chinese-made portable media player is allowing many North Koreans to access and view foreign media despite the government’s tight censorship, signaling a shift in one of the world’s most isolated countries, reports Reuters.


Community Determined to Reunite Korean Mom With Her Child


New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Mar 31, 2015

Nan-Hui Jo has experienced an outpouring of community support rarely seen by victims of domestic violence.


India's Vote Against Same Sex Relations in UN is Regressive


New America Media, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Mar 30, 2015

This vote would only apply to UN employees. It would not mean India would have to recognize same-sex marriage for its citizens.


Suffering in Silence-Mental Health & Older Asian American Immigrants


Asian Fortune/New America Media , News Feature, Jenny Chen , Posted: Mar 27, 2015

Older Immigrants from Asia come to the U.S. to help with their grandchildren. Many eventually face isolation and the cultural stigma of mental illness. But new programs offer help.


Solutions for Drought Are in the Hands of Residents


Korea Times , News Report, Kwang Hee Lee, Posted: Mar 27, 2015

The Santa Clara Valley Water District is encouraging people to actively participate in water conservation.


Khmerican - Connecting the Cambodian Diaspora


New America Media / VoiceWaves, News Feature, Kallayan Thuch and Adalhi Montes, Posted: Mar 26, 2015

Khmerican was one of the first media outlets to showcase alternative images of success of Cambodian Americans.


A Reprieve for Dharun Ravi?: Sliver of Hope in N.J. Court Ruling on Bias Crime Law


News India, News Report, Ela Dutt, Posted: Mar 25, 2015

In a startling new development, the 2012 invasion of privacy conviction of an Indian American student that roiled the nation on hate crimes against gays and drew a strong reaction from President Obama, may be thrown out.

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