Voter Suppression and Victories in 2016

Voter Suppression and Victories in 2016

New America Media, News Report, Sarita Hiatt, Posted: Feb 03, 2016

Ethnic minorities are disproportionately affected by lack of access to polling sites, voter ID requirements, and lack of language assistance, just as experts claim these groups are gaining political clout.


NAACP Calls to Remove Polling Places from Police Stations


The St. Louis American, News Report, Rebecca Rivas, Posted: Feb 02, 2016

Eighteen polling places in St. Louis County are co-located within a police station – effectively discouraging any resident with an outstanding warrant from walking in, giving his or her name and address, and voting, according to Better Together’s recent study.


No sign of Hanoi Spring as Vietnam Feels The Chill


Vietnam Right Now, News Analysis, Doan Trang, Posted: Feb 01, 2016

The ruthless takedown of Vietnam’s most prominent and dynamic politician provided some rare political drama in recent days.


Activists Protesting Death of Dalit Student Say Minorities Ill-treated in India


India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Jan 26, 2016

Several Indian American activists rallied outside the San Francisco, Calif., Indian Consulate to draw attention to the plight of Rohith Vemula, a Ph.D. student at Hyderabad Central University who committed suicide allegedly because of caste-based discrimination.


Fear, Superstition and Propaganda as Party Congress Meets in Hanoi


Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Jan 24, 2016

Vietnam 12th Party Congress had a shaky start with the death of its revere turtle in Hanoi and China's renewed interest in Vietnam's waters.


Chinese American Doctor Honored for Studying Seniors in U.S.


America Commercial News/New America Media , Profile, Geoff Chin, Posted: Jan 24, 2016

Award-winning geriatric physician Dr. Xinqi Dong says his study of Chinese elders in the U.S. shows challenges they face, such as to views of traditional filial piety.


Oregon Militia Nuts Hold Paiute History, Artifacts Hostage


Indian Country Today , News Report, Jacqueline Keeler, Posted: Jan 21, 2016

There are approximately 4,000 artifacts belonging to the tribe in the buildings the militants are holding. The occupation is entering its third week.


Like Obama, D.C. Police Wary of Guns


Washington Informer, News Report, Stacy M. Brown, Posted: Jan 20, 2016

President Barack Obama’s desire for stricter gun laws to keep weapons out of the hands of those who shouldn’t have them is an aspiration shared by many and a mission supported by the Metropolitan Police Department.


To the Man Who Sold the World


The kNOw Youth Media, Commentary, Jarret Ramones, Posted: Jan 19, 2016

Youth reporter Jarrett Ramones shares how Bowies music provided the soundtrack to a life measured by the distance between rented spaces.


Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung Sidelined at Party Congress


Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Jan 15, 2016

State media have reported that the Central Committee of the Communist Party has reached “an overwhelming consensus” on the country’s new leadership.

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