Congress Votes Down Sex-Selection Bill

New America Media, News Report, Posted: May 31, 2012

A Republican-sponsored bill that would have banned sex-selective abortions failed in the House of Representatives today.




Same-Sex Marriage Could Head to Supreme Court

New America Media, News Report, Posted: May 31, 2012

A federal appeals court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutionally denies federal benefits to lawfully married same-sex couples.




ACLU: ESL Students Segregated in School

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: May 31, 2012

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the Dinuba Unified School District for reportedly segregating English-language learners from their peers.




N. Korea Declares Nuclear Power Status

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: May 30, 2012

North Korea has declared itself a nuclear weapon state in the foreword of the country's revised constitution, according to state media.




Serena Williams Is Gone in a Flash

The Root, News Report, Posted: May 30, 2012

Of all the possible scenarios for Serena Williams in her return to the French Open after a two-year absence, no one saw this one coming.




Chinese Actress, Disgraced Politician Mired in Sex Scandal

Korea Herald, News Report, Posted: May 29, 2012

Bo Xilai and Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi are mired in a scandal after a news report said Zhang provided sexual services for Bo.




U.S. to Increase Deportations Deeper into Mexico

New America Media, News Report, Posted: May 28, 2012

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is stepping up efforts to deport undocumented immigrants with criminal records.




Supreme Court: Immigrants Can't Use Parents to Avoid Deportation

Univision.com, News Report, Posted: May 25, 2012

Immigrants can't avoid deportation for criminal activities based on how long their parents have been in the United States.




Two Men Charged in Killing of Chinese Students in Los Angeles

China Daily USA, News Report, Posted: May 25, 2012

Two men suspected in the killings of two Chinese students and charged Tuesday with capital murder may face the death penalty.




The Growing Debate Over the Voting Rights Act

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: May 24, 2012

Articles on the Voting Rights Act are increasingly being filed in the “obituary” section, even though it’s less than 50 years old.




2010 Census Undercounts Latinos, Blacks, Native Americans

New America Media, News Report, Posted: May 24, 2012

The U.S. Census Bureau announced this week that the 2010 census undercounted 2.1 percent of the black population, and 1.5 percent of the Hispanic population.




Gordon Hirabayashi to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Pacific Citizen, News Report, Posted: May 24, 2012

What do musician Bob Dylan, former astronaut John Glenn, and noted author Toni Morrison have in common with Gordon Hirabayashi? They are among 13 individuals who will soon be honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.




Boxer Endorses Mark Takano for Congress

Rafu Shimpo, News Report, Posted: May 24, 2012

The Mark Takano campaign announced Thursday that he has received the endorsement of Sen. Barbara Boxer, one of California’s most respected public officials.




Half of Prison Exonerees Are African-American

The NorthStar News, News Report, Posted: May 24, 2012

Half of the 873 individuals released from prison in the past 23 years after serving time for crimes they did not commit were African American.




A Bite of China: Food as Top Discussion in Chinese Blogosphere

World Journal, News Report, Posted: May 23, 2012

Taobao, one of China's biggest online shopping sites, reports that the volume of search on food items that were introduced by the documentary has increased to 4 million times within one week.




Native Americans Protest Alleged Hate Crime in S. Dakota

Indian Country Today Media Network, News Report, Posted: May 22, 2012

Nearly 700 protestors met in Rapid City on Monday to march in support of Vernon Traversie, a Cheyenne River tribal member.




Vietnam: Four Religious Advocates Facing Trial for Social Activism

HRW, News Report, Posted: May 22, 2012

Vietnamese authorities should immediately release four Catholic activists accused of conducting propaganda against the state and drop the charges against them, Human Rights Watch said today.




Johnny Depp Adopted By Comanches

Indian Country Today Media Network, News Report, Posted: May 22, 2012

Actor Johnny Depp, who will play Tonto in the upcoming film version of The Lone Ranger, has been adopted by the Comanche Nation.




Facebook CEO Marries Longtime Girlfriend

China Daily, News Report, Posted: May 21, 2012

Facebook co-founder and chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg announced on his timeline Saturday evening that he has tied the knot.




Korean Climber Disappears Off Everest

Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: May 21, 2012

An amateur Korean climber went missing on Mount Everest over the weekend while descending from the summit.




Korea, US Agree on School Bullying Study

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: May 21, 2012

Top educational policymakers of Korea and the U.S. will conduct a joint study of bullying at schools as part of bilateral programs on education.




First Defendant in Sinha Murder Trial Will Serve No Jail Time

India-West, News Report, Posted: May 19, 2012

One of the five teens changed with the 2010 fatal attack of Divyendu Sinha, a New Jersey professor, will serve no jail time.




Ala. Governor Signs Revision of Immigration Law

New America Media, News Report, Posted: May 18, 2012

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley on Friday signed a new law that revises and expands some parts of the state's immigration law HB 56.




Jacqueline Nguyen confirmed, first Asian female circuit judge

Bolsavik.come, News Report, Posted: May 18, 2012

President Barack Obama praised Judge Nguyen as “a trailblazer, displaying an outstanding commitment to public service throughout her career.”




Filipino Church Buys South Dakota Town

FilAm Star, News Report, Posted: May 17, 2012

A church in the Philippines purchased an abandoned, tiny exclave in Scenic, South Dakota for $700,000.




Prison Rape Elimination Act to Expand to Immigrant Detention Centers

New America Media, News Report, Posted: May 17, 2012

Victims of sexual assault in immigrant detention centers will no longer be excluded from protection under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).




President Obama To Appoint Two Vietnamese Americans to Key Posts

New America Media, News Report, Posted: May 17, 2012

President Obama announced his intent to appoint two Vietnamese Americans to key Administration posts.




Doing the 'African Do' in China

China Daily, News Report, Posted: May 16, 2012

Immigrants from Congo, Paul Luyeye and Martha Makuena recently opened up China's first authentic African hair salon in Beijing.




Ammiano Introduces Revised TRUST Act

New America Media, News Report, Posted: May 15, 2012

California Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, formally introduced a revised version of AB 1081, the TRUST Act.




FBI Considering Hate Crime Charge in Trayvon Martin Death

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: May 15, 2012

George Zimmerman, the watchman from Florida charged in the killing of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin, could face federal hate crime charges.




Brewer Signs Bill that Risks Women’s Access to Health Care

New America Media, News Report, Posted: May 14, 2012

Last week, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law HB 2625, a bill that limits women’s access to contraception and health care.




NAACP Takes Up the Clean-Energy Fight

The Root, News Report, Posted: May 14, 2012

The NAACP has decided to shape the emerging clean economy by engaging in it.




Seoul Rejects US Push For Tactical Nuclear Deployment

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: May 14, 2012

Seoul is rejecting a push by U.S. lawmakers to redeploy U.S. tactical nuclear weapons to South Korea.




S. Korean President Visits Myanmar

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: May 14, 2012

The leaders of South Korea and Myanmar agreed to strengthen bilateral ties Monday, amid signs of reform in the Southeast Asian country.




'NY Daily News' Closes Its Spanish-Language Weekly, 'Hora Hispana'

Capital New York, News Report, Posted: May 14, 2012

The New York Daily News has shut down its weekly Spanish-language publication, Hora Hispana.




China Concerned About Nationals in Philippines

China Daily, News Report, Posted: May 11, 2012

China has expressed concern over the security of its citizens in the Philippines and hope that the Philippine side will refrain from actions that escalate tensions.




In S. Korea, Taxing Gambling Monks

Korea Times, News Report, Posted: May 11, 2012

The leadership of South Korea’s largest Buddhist order is scrambling to respond to the disclosure of a video clip showing monks gambling, drinking and smoking.




Voter Suppression Groups Plot a Million-Person Army to Swarm Polls

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: May 10, 2012

Nationwide, the prevalence of voter fraud is similarly freakonomically low; but voter suppression is at an all time high.




DOJ Files Suit Against Sheriff Joe Arpaio

New America Media, News Report, Posted: May 10, 2012

The Department of Justice announced on Thursday that it would file a lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.




Chinese Banks to Expand in US

China, News Report, Posted: May 10, 2012

The US Federal Reserve announced Wednesday its approval of China's largest bank to purchase a US bank.




Obama's Gay-Marriage Evolution, At Last

The Root, News Report, Posted: May 10, 2012

Just when certain progressives thought that President Obama lacked the audacity to lead, he publicly endorsed the right of gay Americans to marry.




The Future of Mexico’s Drug Strategy

COHA, News Report, Posted: May 10, 2012

The policies advanced by the three candidates will not do a sufficient job of alleviating Mexico's perpetual drug cartel problem




Latinos Respond to Obama's Support of Gay Marriage

Fox News Latino, News Report, Posted: May 10, 2012

Obama became the first U.S. President to announce his support for same-sex marriage Wednesday.




La Opinión: Border Patrol Changes Reflect New Reality

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: May 09, 2012

An editorial in la Opinión observes that the new U.S. Border Patrol strategy reflects the decrease in the number of undocumented immigrants.




Hispanic Magazines See Gains in Advertising

Media Life Magazine, News Report, Posted: May 09, 2012

Hispanic magazines saw gains in 2011, when English-language magazines were in decline.




North Carolina Bans Gay Marriage

Radio Bilingüe, News Report, Camilo Garcia, Posted: May 08, 2012

North Carolina voters on Tuesday approved a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.




Al Jazeera English Forced Out of China

Al Jazeera English, News Report, Posted: May 08, 2012

Al Jazeera English has closed its bureau in Beijing after the Chinese authorities refused to renew its correspondent's press credentials and visa, or allow a replacement journalist.




China Struggles to Control Human Flesh Pills

Singtao, News Report, Posted: May 08, 2012

kai University associate professor Hua Lin Soug, whose research mainly focused on medical law, said the regulations of medical law is unclear and caused unsafe medical practices.




Border Patrol Unveils New Strategy

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: May 08, 2012

The U.S. Border Patrol announced presented its new strategic plan to protect the border from 2012 to 2016.




ABC, Univision to Lanch New Latino Channel

Univision, News Report, Posted: May 08, 2012

ABC News and Univision announced Monday that they are planning to launch an English-language cable channel aimed at Latinos.




Black, Latino Voter Registration Drops

ThinkProgress, News Report, Posted: May 08, 2012

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau reveals a decline in African American and Hispanic American voter registration since 2008, the Washington Post reports.




Cornel West Convicted of Disorderly Conduct Over 'Stop and Frisk' Protest

Loop21, News Report, Posted: May 07, 2012

West and 19 other protestors protested the controversial NYPD practice.




Hmong Veterans Burial Bill Turns Corner

Asian American Press, News Report, Posted: May 07, 2012

Chief author Representative Bob Dettmer sponsored two bills to aid the Hmong and Lao veterans in obtaining burial rights guaranteed to other veterans.




Why Tea Party Lawmakers Are Trying to Conflate Poverty and Drug Addiction

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: May 07, 2012

The bill’s supporters say it will save the state money, protect children from drug using parents and do away with welfare abuse. In reality, the new law is a solution in search of a problem.




House VAWA Bill Threatens Protections for Immigrant Women and Children

Immigration Impact, News Report, Posted: May 07, 2012

The House VAWA threatens to rollback protections for immigrant women and children who are victims of abuse.




Filipinos to Protest Against China Over Disputed Shoals

Filamstar.net, News Report, Posted: May 07, 2012

Overseas Filipinos will hold protests in front of China’s embassies and consulates worldwide to protest the recent aggressive Chinese encroachments in the West Philippine Sea.




Drones on the Border -- But Are They Effective?

New America Media, News Report, Posted: May 03, 2012

The Department of Homeland Security's use of nine domestic surveillance drones along the U.S. border has been costly and ineffective in stopping contraband or undocumented immigrants.




Cuba Could Soon Allow Citizens Freedom of Travel

Univision News, News Report, Posted: May 03, 2012

Communist Cuba might soon give its citizens the freedom to travel outside the island, without seeking the government’s permission, the AP reports.




NY Dream Fund Is Not Enough

El Diario/La Prensa, Editorial, Posted: May 03, 2012

The State Assembly approved Tuesday the NY Dream Fund, a bill creating a private fund that helps undocumented students pay for college tuition.




ICE Announces Minor Deportation Policy Shift for Secure Communities

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: May 03, 2012

Immigrants arrested for minor traffic violations won’t get flagged for possible deportation proceedings until after they’re convicted, immigration officials announced on Friday.




A View From Inside the Tea Party’s Voter Suppression Confab

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: May 03, 2012

Just two weeks ago a Rasmussen poll showed 64 percent of Americans believe voter fraud exists. This poll was a major hit with the folks at the pro-voter ID True the Vote conference held over the weekend in Houston.




Reputed Neo-Nazi Kills Four in Arizona

Arizona Republic, News Report, Posted: May 02, 2012

A border militia leader and reputed neo-Nazi shot and killed four people including a toddler, before committing suicide.




Work-Related Fatalities Remain High for Latino Workers

New America Media, News Report, Posted: May 02, 2012

The workplace fatality rate for Latino workers continues to be higher than the fatality rate for all U.S. workers, according to a new report released Wednesday by the AFL-CIO.




NY Loses Black Radio Station

The Root, News Report, Posted: May 02, 2012

The nation's largest radio market lost one of its two big black-music stations on Monday.




Marion Barry Yet to Apologize for Remarks About Filipino Nurses

Hyphen Magazine, News Report, Posted: May 02, 2012

Although Barry clarified his statement that UDC should be the premier nursing program that trains local residents to fill the nursing shortage, his explanation didn’t appease activists.




Repatriation and Reburial of Ancient Remains Delayed

Indian Country Today Media Network, News Report, Posted: May 02, 2012

The fate of the nearly 10,000-year-old remains unearthed in 1976 during renovation work at the UCSD chancellor’s house are still undecided.




The Politicians of Color Who Stand to Win Mitt Romney’s Veepstakes

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: May 02, 2012

Conventional wisdom holds that the vice president matters in the general election—which is why we’re smack dab in the middle of the frenzied “veepstakes."




Minneapolis schools will offer Spanish-language classrooms for native speakers next year

TC Daily Planet, News Report, Posted: May 02, 2012

In 2010 less than half of Minnesota’s English Language Learners graduated on time. The figure is similar for the state’s Hispanic students.




Protesters Smash, Paint-Bomb Businesses, Cars in San Francisco

Mission Local, News Report, Posted: May 01, 2012

A group of protesters vandalized dozens of businesses, cars and any property they came across as they marched through the Mission on Monday night.




Where’s the Color in the Occupy Movement?

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: May 01, 2012

In 1886, 300,000 workers, a great number of them immigrants and anarchists, went on general strike across the United States. That day, they took another step in the long march toward an eight-hour workday that had started in the 1860’s and didn’t end until well into the 20th century.