The Most Underreported Stories of the Decade

New America Media, News Report, NAM Staff, Posted: Dec 31, 2010

Missed in the news. Editors and publishers of ethnic media pick what they felt were the most underreported stories of the decade.




ICE Releases Harvard Grad

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Dec 30, 2010

A Filipino Harvard graduate detained by U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for allegedly being an illegal immigrant has been released.




N.Y. Congressman to Co-Chair India Caucus

DesiTalk.com, News Report, Posted: Dec 29, 2010

Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., is the new co-chair of the congressional caucus on India and Indian Americans. He and Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., will lead what is the largest caucus on the Hill, with around 160 members




Medicaid for Kids: California “Naughty;” 15 Other States “Nice”

New America Media, Op-ed, Kelly Hardy, Posted: Dec 28, 2010

California will forfeit millions in federal money because it failed to sufficiently boost children's enrollment in Medi-Cal.




Filipino Graduate Student Faces Deportation

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Dec 27, 2010

The student, who is pursuing a doctorate, fled the Philippines 20 years ago with this family, seeking political asylum in the United States.




A Life of Service: Getting to Know Oakland Mayor-Elect Jean Quan

New America Media, Interview, Cifford L. Williams, Posted: Dec 27, 2010

With her swearing-in ceremony just days away, Oakland mayor-elect Jean Quan sits down for an intimate conversation about family, gender, and her political roots.




Return to Little Saigon

Nguoi Viet, First Person, Jane Le Skaife, Posted: Dec 25, 2010

Vietnamese-American woman recounts her re-connection to Little Saigon, learning about herself along the way.




China Daily Expands Distribution to Houston

China Daily USA, News Report, Posted: Dec 24, 2010

China Daily, China's largest English-language newspaper, has expanded its distribution to Houston, Texas, this month after launching in New York City in February 2009.




Letter from Kolkata: Sobitha and Me

New America Media, First Person, Neela Banerjee, Posted: Dec 24, 2010

I find that class privilege and difference in India isn’t so wrapped up in national identity and race discourse.




Pearl S. Buck, China's Unlikely Heroine

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Dec 23, 2010

Anchee Min's novel looks at how Pearl S. Buck became a heroine to the Chinese and introduced the West to the East.




6,000 Filipinos in Afghanistan to Lose Their Jobs

Inquirer.net, News Report, Posted: Dec 23, 2010

Some 6,000 overseas Filipino workers in Afghanistan will lose their jobs by the end of the year.




Fil-Am Grad Student Faces Deportation

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Dec 22, 2010

Mark Farrales is now in the Mira Loma Detention Center in Lancaster, facing deportation.




North Korea at Economic Crossroads

China Daily USA, News Report, Jin Meihua, Posted: Dec 22, 2010

North Korea has made international headlines for unexpected military and political actions, but what is not being discussed are the economic developments the country has gained over the past year.




The Conversation: A Sophie's Choice for DREAMers and Anger with Obama

New America Media, Video, Richard Rodriguez and Sandip Roy, Posted: Dec 21, 2010

Why the DREAM Act, even if it had passed, would have put students in a bind, and the liberal anger with Obama.




Minorities More Likely to Light Up Less Often

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Dec 21, 2010

Occasional smokers pose challenges to California’s Tobacco Control Program




Filipinos Urge Support for Duty-Free Act

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Dec 20, 2010

Filipino community leaders are supporting a bill that allows the Philippines to export garments to the United States duty-free.




Japan and Germany: Not "Stagnating," But Sustainable

International Politik (Germany), News Analysis, Steven Hill, Posted: Dec 19, 2010

Unlike the trickle-down U.S. economy, Japan and Germany have reached an economic steady state in which they do not need roaring growth rates to provide for their people.




Why the U.S. Economy Needs Its DREAMers

New America Media, Op-ed, Karen K. Narasaki, Posted: Dec 17, 2010

Why are we contemplating deporting DREAM Act kids when the U.S. does not graduate enough home-grown science, math and engineering majors to keep up with demand?




New America Now: The Art of Choosing Health Care

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Dec 17, 2010

A closer look at the health care battles being waged in courts across the country; how does someone make their most basic choices and how does it affect their lives?




U.S. Customs Delays Balikbayan Boxes

Philippine News , News Report, Posted: Dec 17, 2010

Containers from balikbayan box shipping companies have been randomly held amid stepped up security.




Beijing Dances to the Rhythm of Bollywood

China Daily USA, News Report, Chitralekha Basu, Posted: Dec 16, 2010

While Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is visiting India, a few of thousand Indians settled in China were interviewed to share their experiences living on the other side of the Himalayas.




Asian-American Students in Limbo as DREAM Act Dies Again

Pacific Citizen, News Report, Brianna Pang, Posted: Dec 16, 2010

A San Francisco undocumented student gets some reprieve from a U.S. senator, but the hopes of others are still daunting.




Korean Media: Killing the DREAM Act is 'Un-American'

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Dec 15, 2010

“Targeting undocumented youth,” the Korea Daily editorial states, “is flatly un-American and violates the principles of this country.”




WikiLeaks: South Philippines Rising Terror Haven

GMANews.tv, News Report, Posted: Dec 15, 2010

A leaked cable message from U.S. diplomats in Australia in 2008 said the southern Philippines was emerging as a new terrorist haven.




Six Years for Illegally Hiring 39 Filipinos

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Dec 14, 2010

Two Filipino American business partners from Florida have been sentenced to more than four years of imprisonment after a U.S. court found them guilty of forced labor conspiracy against 39 overseas Filipino workers.




Hollywood Stars Promote Korea's Cuisine

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Dec 13, 2010

Heather Graham of erstwhile Boogie Nights fame, and actor Hugh Jackman are scheduled to appear in an upcoming PBS documentary titled, Kimchi Chronicles. The Hollywood stars are the latest in a line of celebrities promoting Korean cuisine’s newfound popularity.




Philippines Says Nobel Absence Is Not a Boycott

abs-cbnNEWS.com, News Report, Posted: Dec 10, 2010

Manila has come under fire from global human rights advocates who allege that the Philippines government is bowing to pressure from China, a key economic ally.




New America Now: Chinese Culture Travels West, Again

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Dec 10, 2010

Ethnic Media Watch discusses the early Census results and we talk to a man who works hard to bridge the gap between Asian- and African-Americans.




Is ICE Nabbing the Wrong People?

Filipino Express, News Report, Posted: Dec 10, 2010

Between 2004 and 2009, immigration courts turned down one out of every four cases for removal filed by ICE, according to a new report.




Philippine Official Denies RP Sending Rep to Nobel Rites

GMA News.TV, News Report, Jam Sisante, Posted: Dec 09, 2010

A Philippine official refutes reports that the country has changed its mind and is sending a representative to the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Norway tomorrow after being criticized for its decision to skip the event.




Filipinos Sue Hospital Over English-Only Rule

GMANews.TV, News Report, Posted: Dec 09, 2010

Dozens of Filipino hospital workers in California sued their hospital employer for banning them from speaking Tagalog on the job.




Two Chinese Among World's Top 25 Philanthropists

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Posted: Dec 08, 2010

Barron 's, America's premier financial magazine, has selected 25 philanthropists in the world in 2010, and two Chinese people are among them.




Vietnamese Cops Suspended As Sex Workers Footage Goes Online

New America Media, News Report, , Posted: Dec 07, 2010

Police in Quang Ninh Province have promised to investigate a case involving six police officers who have been suspended for their alleged involvement in spreading a clip of two nude sex workers on the Internet recently.




Filipino Workers Push Big Claim vs. Cheney-Linked Firm

Inquirer.net, News Report, Posted: Dec 06, 2010

Some 2,300 overseas Filipino workers on Monday urged the Philippine Supreme Court to act on their appeal in connection with the 27-year-old case they filed against a Texas-based giant company associated with the Halliburton Group of Companies that was headed by former U.S. Vice President Richard "Dick" Cheney.




New America Now: WikiLeaks Turns the Media Upside Down

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Dec 03, 2010

A different look at the future of the WikiLeaks; a one-woman show in print and Latin American youth who're changing literature.




Louisiana AG Pledges Help for Filipino Teachers

Filamstar.net, News Report, Posted: Dec 02, 2010

The Louisiana Attorney General’s Office has assured its support for the teachers in securing U visas, which would allow them to continue working in the United States.