Michigan Lawsuit Highlights Growing Islamophobia in U.S.

Michigan Lawsuit Highlights Growing Islamophobia in U.S.

Arab American News, News Report, Samer Hijazi, Posted: Jan 30, 2015

Reactions to a federal lawsuit brought by a Michigan woman who was forced to remove her hijab when arrested last July point to growing Islamophobia.


Agua 4 All Campaign Launches in the Eastern Coachella Valley


Coachella Unincorporated, News Report, Amber Amaya, Posted: Jan 29, 2015

Agua 4 All, a pilot project that aims to bring clean drinking water to rural communities across California, launched Wednesday in Thermal, Calif.


Japanese American Seniors Write Letters to the Future


Nichi Bei Weekly/New America Media, News Feature, Tomo Hirai, Posted: Jan 29, 2015

A California gerontologist learned cultural lessons while teaching Japanese American elders to write “legacy” letters on their values and ideas to family and friends.


Obama’s Arctic Decisions May be the Climate’s Turning Point


New America Media, Commentary, Mark Trahant, Posted: Jan 28, 2015

The Obama administration stepped up to preserve the environment by limiting future oil and gas development in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.


Indigenous Leaders Call for Driving Test in Their Own Language


La Opinión, News Report, Araceli Martínez Ortega, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Jan 28, 2015

Getting a driver’s license is crucial for farmworkers, who often depend on cars to get to remote areas that aren’t accessible by bus.


Forced Disappearances are Humanitarian Crisis in Mexico


Inter Press Service, News Report, Emilio Godoy, Posted: Jan 26, 2015

Twenty-six human rights organisations have sent a U.N. Committee 12 submissions on the problem of forced disappearance in Mexico.


Doctor With Parkinson’s Fights Latino Culture’s Silence, Denial and Isolation


HuffPost Voces/New America Media , News Feature, Yolanda González Gómez , Posted: Jan 24, 2015

Neurologist María de León, MD, is not only an expert on Parkinson’s, but also has the disease. She founded the group Defeat Parkinson’s to help Latinos in particular.


‘The Happiest Day of My Life’ - Undocumented APIs Urged to Apply for Driver’s Licenses


New America Media, News Report, Summer Chiang, Posted: Jan 23, 2015

Undocumented Californians can now obtain driver's licenses, but advocates worry that few among them will be from the API community.


Study: Women, Minorities Pay Higher Effective Social Security Rate


New America Media, News Analysis, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Jan 22, 2015

President Obama’s State-of-the-Union plan would help workers start 401(k)s. But experts say he should also act to make Social Security taxes more equitable.


Parkinson’s, Pesticides and Poverty--The Dilemma of Latino Denial


HuffPost Voces/New America Media , News Feature, Yolanda González Gómez , Posted: Jan 22, 2015

Latinos have among the highest levels of Parkinson’s disease due to pesticides, poverty, culture and other factors. Experts say they can control its effects by keeping moving.

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