Amsterdam News, News Report, Posted: May 29, 2010
A grand jury of eight women and four men convicted Rodolfo Godinez, 26, on all 17 charges, including felony murder.
New America Media, News Report, Posted: May 29, 2010
June 1 may be the final pre-trial hearing for Johannes Mehserle -- ex-transit cop charged with the murder of Oscar Grant.
Final Call, News Report, Posted: May 29, 2010
Hundreds of mourners lined up outside of Second Ebenezer Baptist Church May 22 to pay their respects to a little girl whose death has sparked outrage.
Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: May 29, 2010
Ex-police Lt. Jon Burge may have tortured of and obtained coerced confessions from more than 100 African American men over a 22-year career.
India Abroad, News Report, Posted: May 26, 2010
Three of the top five candidates to succeed Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan as Solicitor General are Indian American, a first for the community.
New America Media, Op-ed, Posted: May 24, 2010
The May 7 hearing for Johannes Mehserle, the former transit cop who killed Oscar Grant on New Year’s Day of 2009, settled several key issues.
Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: May 24, 2010
Sheriff Franklin of Jena La. said drug dealers and users should quit, move, or spend the rest of their lives in prison.
New America Media, Audio, Posted: May 24, 2010
Just as Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi was about to leave Iran after reporting there for BBC, NPR, and other news outlets, she was awoken by security officials who said they wanted to interrogate her. This began a nightmarish descent into the Iranian prison system chronicled in Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran.
New America Media, Op-ed, Posted: May 22, 2010
On Cinco de Mayo this year, several white students at Vintage High School in Napa Ca. burned a Mexican flag.
China Daily USA, News Report, Posted: May 21, 2010
A professor was sentenced to jail time for organizing group sex parties in China, sparking a debate over the law.
India-West, News Report, Posted: May 21, 2010
Lt. Robin Chaurasiya, an openly gay officer in the U.S. Air Force, received discharged papers from the military last month after she came out to her commanding officer. But because she hasn't got an official "date of separation," she must continue to serve, violating the country's laws that ban openly gay people from serving in the U.S. military.
El Observador, News Report, Posted: May 20, 2010
Beginning July 1, children aged 12 years and younger in Santa Clara County will no longer be subjected to detention at juvenile hall, reports El Observador.
New America Media, Op-ed, Posted: May 19, 2010
The civil rights groups argue the Arizona law is the latest in a long string of discriminatory laws against AAPI going back more than 125 years.
New America Media, News Report, Posted: May 19, 2010
Sen. John McCain's Arizona office was the site Monday night of a civil disobedience protest as undocumented students risked arrest and deportation calling for passage of the Dream Act.
New America Media, Video, Posted: May 18, 2010
Editor's Note: In 2000, California voters passed Proposition 21, a law that allows more youth to be prosecuted as adults and increased penalties for juveniles in the criminal justice system. It also increased the state budget for juvenile justice system by some $300 million annually.
Ten years later, several young people who were involved in political organizing to oppose Prop. 21 reflected on that time and how it affected them. They told their stories to Ann Bassette, a senior producer for YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia.
New America Media, News Report, Posted: May 15, 2010
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder came to Oakland this week and heard about the ways the city is trying to tackle gang violence.
New America Now, News Report, Posted: May 14, 2010
Roxana Saberi talks about her experience in an Iranian prison, Peter Hessler goes Country Driving in China.
Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: May 13, 2010
Some Native Americans are worried about being targeted under Arizona's controversial new immigration law.
New America Media, Interview, Posted: May 13, 2010
Margaret Regan, author of “The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona-Mexico Borderlands,”covered immigration for over a decade.
Final Call, News Report, Posted: May 11, 2010
The idea of coordinated military action to counteract gang related violent crime is not a new idea, however, it appears to be gaining traction among some lawmakers as the number of those killed in many cities across America continues to rise.
New America Media, News Report, Posted: May 08, 2010
In San Francisco, Mayor Gavin Newsom’s budget includes a 25 percent cut to domestic violence prevention organizations. Advocates say the cuts, which total approximately $650,000, would be devastating.
New America Media, Commentary, Posted: May 06, 2010
For more than 25 years, African-American and Asian-American elected and appointed officials have failed to address the growing racial tensions in southeast San Francisco, writes NAM commentator and area resident Hubert Yee.
Yo! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Posted: May 05, 2010
Dozens of Asian Americans and a handful of African Americans held a rally against violence in front of San Francisco City Hall Tuesday. Signs read "Asians are not punching bags" and "stop racial violence."
New America Media, Commentary, Posted: May 04, 2010
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and the legislature legislature did something that civil rights leaders couldn’t do: they dumped profiling back on the nation’s table.