Shifting From Prisons to Schools: Redemption in California
 

Shifting From Prisons to Schools: Redemption in California

New America Media, Commentary, Raj Jayadev, Posted: Oct 30, 2014

One commentator writes that through Proposition 47, California has an opportunity to recalibrate its state compass from prisons and jails to schools and communities.

 

Knowing Is Always Better: Why Latinos Need to Talk About Death

 

EGP/New America Media , News Feature, Nancy Martinez , Posted: Oct 29, 2014

Although research shows that few Latinos prepare for death, one East Los Angeles man and his family faced his end with a courageous lesson for all.

 

In Search of a Sanctuary for Migrant Children

 

New America Media, News Feature, Jenny Manrique , Posted: Oct 28, 2014

A growing number of religious congregations are offering their churches as a sanctuary for unaccompanied children from Central America.

 

La Guelaguetza: Indigenous Dance and Music Festival Now Part of Bakersfield

 

South Kern Sol/New America Media, News Feature, Alfredo Camacho/ Photos by Daniel Jimenez, Posted: Oct 28, 2014

Thousands of Central Valley residents descended on Bakersfield this month to celebrate “Guelaguetza,” a vibrant festival of indigenous dance and music.

 

Artesia on Our Minds -- Diary of an Immigration Detention Camp

 

New America Media, News Report, Helen Lawrence, Posted: Oct 27, 2014

Immigration attorney Helen Lawrence was one of 10 Bay Area lawyers who recently spent a week providing legal aid to immigrant detainees in Artesia, New Mexico.

 

Immigrant Workers Fight ‘Wage Theft’ in Texas

 

Equal Voice News, News Report, Amy Roe, Posted: Oct 26, 2014

U.S. law says that people be paid for the hours they work, though enforcement often falls to the states. In Texas, workers are standing up for their rights and dollars earned.

 

Q&A: Will Congress Save Health Insurance Program for Low-Income Kids?

 

New America Media, Question & Answer, Anna Challet, Posted: Oct 25, 2014

Unless Congress acts, federal funding for a program that provides health coverage for children in low-income families will end next year.

 

Feds Kill Funds for ‘Most Successful’ Senior Housing Program

 

New America Media, News Analysis, Andre F. Shashaty , Posted: Oct 24, 2014

Experts call Sec. 202 housing the “most successful” program for low-income seniors, but the White House stopped asking Congress for funds.

 

California’s Prop 1 Gives East Valley Families Hope for Clean Water

 

Coachella Unincorporated/New America Media, News Report, Amber Amaya, Posted: Oct 23, 2014

Residents of eastern Coachella Valley say Prop 1 will alleviate years of struggling with a lack of access to clean and reliable drinking water.

 

Political Parties Ignore API Vote at Their Peril

 

New America Media, News Report, Andrew Lam, Posted: Oct 22, 2014

For Asian voters, ethnic loyalties are helping to galvanize an electorate largely ignored by Republicans and Democrats alike.

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