The Color of Care in Aging America

The Color of Care in Aging America

California Health Report/New America Media, News Feature, Matt Perry, Posted: Aug 05, 2013

America’s aging increasingly means racial challenges and changes as care providers sometimes clash and at others give comfort across lines of color and culture.


War or Peace in Mexico? Drug Cartels Declared 'Truce'


Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Kent Paterson, Posted: Nov 27, 2012

The Gulf cartel, La Familia Michoacana and the Knights Templar announced a new “brotherhood” against the rival Los Zetas organization.


Long Invisible, Domestic Workers in CA Are Stepping Out of the Shadows


New America Media, Video, Cliff Parker, Jacob Simas // Op-ed: Robert Rooks, NAACP, Posted: Aug 10, 2012

Since 1938, domestic workers have been excluded from federal labor protections. Now, a worker-led movement is demanding justice.


"Carwasheros" Cleaning Up L.A.'s Carwash Industry


New America Media, Video, Jacob Simas // Op-ed: Rev. Erin Tamayo, CLUE-LA, Posted: Jul 19, 2012

Car wash workers in Los Angeles County are building a movement for basic labor protections -- and getting results.


SF Youth Sell Weed to Get By, and Get an Education


New America Media, News Report, Donny Lumpkins, Posted: Apr 20, 2012

With a dismal job market, young people in San Francisco say selling weed helps them cover the cost of school and other essentials.


Street Singer is A Warm Light in The Shadow Economy


New America Media, News Feature, Ellison Libiran, Posted: Dec 13, 2011

The money she pulls in varies from day to day, but the 24-year-old street musician derives her joy from being able to connect with the community.


Hot Dog Cart Bound for the Future


New America Media/Salon, First Person, Samir Mogannam as told to Donny Lumpkins, Posted: Nov 12, 2011

A young entrepreneur is making his ends meet by selling hot dogs to hungry customers in San Francisco's DoloresPark.


Inside the Shadow Economy -- A Growing Underworld Bazaar


New America Media/Salon, News Report, Andrew Leonard, Posted: Sep 29, 2011

Amid the recession, an unregulated marketplace worth $1.4 trillion undermines our economy -- and our future.


Inside the Shadow Economy -- Touch Me for Money, Life as a Male Escort


New America Media, News Report, Sean Shavers, Posted: Sep 29, 2011

When "Edward" needs cash fast he relies on the one thing he has complete control over: his body.