This special section focuses on issues that can help ethnic elders live with dignity and security with the essential income seniors need to maintain their homes, health and peace of mind as they age. New America Media is grateful to The Atlantic Philanthropies for their support in creating this vital website. This section is edited by NAM Ethnic Elders Newsbeat Director Paul Kleyman. Please direct question to him at pkleyman@newamericamedia.org.
Coachella Rising: Can Organic Farming & Unions Transform Calif.'s Hottest Farm Belt?
 

Coachella Rising: Can Organic Farming & Unions Transform Calif.'s Hottest Farm Belt?

Capital & Main/New America Media , News Feature, David Bacon, Posted: Aug 10, 2017

Sustainability is the mantra for many groups seeking a future in which communities near California's Salton Sea can survive--and end dangerous work in palm and mango trees.

 

Coachella Rising: Aging Farmworkers, Unions, Organic Mangos & the Salton Sea

 

Capital & Main/New America Media , News Feature, David Bacon , Posted: Aug 09, 2017

Combined, organic farmers and unions, have the power to improve the lives of farmworkers and save the Salton Sea in California’s hottest farm belt.

 

Black, Gray and Gay: The Perils of Aging LGBTQ People of Color

 

NBCBLK/New America Media, News Feature, Chandra Thomas Whitfield, Posted: Jul 07, 2017

Economic, social and health disparities are especially challenging for black and Latino LGBTQ elders, but advocates around the U.S. are creating solutions.

 

GOP Health Bill—How We Got Into This Mess

 

New America Media, News Analysis, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Jun 21, 2017

Amid the scoreboard coverage of the GOP health bill, historians remind us of how the unique U.S. system became such an insurance-based mess.

 

New ‘Poor People’s’ Leader: Anti-Voter Laws Worse Than Russian Meddling

 

New America Media, News Analysis, Mary Claire Blakeman, Posted: Jun 12, 2017

Bolstered by new Supreme Court rulings, Rev. William Barber will head the Poor People’s Campaign to fight voter suppression laws and wider poverty issues.

 

THE BLESSING SCAM: A Con Returns to Haunt Chinese Community

 

Sing Tao Daily/New America Media , News Report, April Xu, Posted: Jun 02, 2017

Elder Fraud is on the rise nationally. Especially ugly is the “blessings” scam. Crooks steal life savings from older women in Chinatowns nationwide.

 

THE BLESSING SCAM: The Ugly Fraud Haunting Older Chinese Women

 

Sing Tao Daily/New America Media , News Report, April Xu, Posted: Jun 01, 2017

Elder fraud against Asian immigrants is on the rise. Particularly pernicious is the “blessings” scam, used to steal life savings from older women in Chinatowns nationwide.

 

Most Elders Want to Stay at Homes, But Is That What's Best?

 

Deseret News/New America Media , News Feature, Lois M. Collins, Posted: May 29, 2017

America’s 46 million seniors will nearly double by 2060, meaning the U.S. Most want to age at home, but the country needs more age-friendly options when that’s not possible.

 

Profile in Old Age: Family, Friends and Purpose Fend Off Isolation

 

Deseret News/New America Media , News Feature, Lois M. Collins, Posted: May 28, 2017

Two women from different walks of life, former Utah First Lady Norma Matheson and Betty Newbold, face old age living alone with their own kinds of social-supports.

 

The Real Financial Costs of Caregiving

 

Minneapolis Star Tribune/New America Media , News Report, Katy Read , Posted: May 18, 2017

Minnesotans who provide caregiving for loved ones may face real financial hardships of their own. Also, a new report hits California care facilities on worker abuse.

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