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Financial scamming of elders of color is on the rise. What can be done by individuals and advocates to help prevent this insidious form of elder abuse?
San Franciscans mourn the closing of the historic Sam Wo restaurant last Friday, but could there be hope for a re-opening?
Growing exercise options for Muslim American women challenge stereotypes while recognizing the importance of faith.
Higher rates of problem gambling in the Asian American community can have devastating consequences on finances, family -- and have even led to violence.
"Birthing Centers" are popping up in the US to cater expectant Asian parents aiming for Year of the Dragon birth.
Sandip Roy explains why the dialing back of American exceptionalism in President Obama's 2012 State of Union address is a good thing.
A report from San Francisco State University and the Burma Refugee Family Network finds that 60 percent of refugees from Myanmar in Oakland are living in extreme poverty.
New America Media hears from both the Orange County DA office and a lead defense attorney for the Irvine 11 -- found guilty last week on misdemeanor counts -- on the outcome of the case.
Over the years, there has been debate over how to address those immigrants who have moved to America without the right paperwork. Each culture has its own unique way of and reason for describing them, from ‘living in hiding’ in Punjabi to ‘illegal overstayer’ in Korean.
President Obama has nominated Judge Jacqueline H. Nguyen to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Asian Pacific Americans of Conscience is urging the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles to reconsider their rejection of Troy Davis's clemency petition. Davis faces execution tonight, September 21, at 7:00 pm.
The Asian Republican Leadership Conference, convened by State Board of Equalization Vice Chair Michelle Park Steel, brought together officials who were, by and large, elected without the Republican Party's help.
Workers with the nail salon chain Natalie Salon filed a class action lawsuit in San Mateo Superior Court Tuesday, accusing their employers of not providing overtime pay and other labor violations.
Is coming to America still worth the journey? Author Andrew Lam reflects on this question first posed by his cousin shortly after September 11, 2001.
An estimated 600 undocumented Korean students at Berkeley struggle more and more to pay for college or even find a job. Thankfully, the community, as well as new legislation, give them hope to continue to study.
New California districts that have been mapped out spell political gains for the Asian community, but losses for the Latino community.
In light of the failed passage of the Dream Act in Congress, Illinois passed a state version of the act on Aug 1, allowing low-income immigrant students to receive financial aid for college. Called the Dream Fund, the state is relying on private donors to set up scholarships to aid the undocumented students.
Samantha P. Yang discusses the possible effects of California's new Kindergarten Readiness Act on Hmong American communities.
Motivated by a white Norwegian's anti-Muslim sentiment, the Oslo massacre caused immediate speculation of a Muslim terrorist attack before Anders Breivik's capture. Sandip Roy discusses the complexity of the recent tragedy and anti-immigrant politics.
San Jose Police Department officials are considering participation in the Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR) program which is causing alarm among immigrant-service organizations. The minority-majority city has large immigrant populations, including those from South Asian and Muslim communities.
In state after state, 2010 midterm election candidates who traded on illusory Muslim “threats,” tied ordinary American Muslims to terrorists and radicals, or characterized mosques as symbols of Islamic triumphalism, went down to defeat.
Lured by the promise of a well-paid job, an Indian guest worker soon found himself in a labor camp in Texas. This is part three in a six-part series profiling winners of the Freedom From Fear Awards.
Shortly after the publication of his tell-all essay in the New York Times revealing his undocumented status since age 12, Filipino-American journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize winner, sat down at his New York apartment for one-on-one interviews with television anchor Odette Keeley and editor Anthony Advincula, both of New America Media.
Some 21.5 percent of the 1.3 million Japanese American (JA) population is 65 or older, making it this country’s oldest ethnic group. The overall number of 65-plus residents in the United States, now 12 percent, will reach 20 percent about 2050. So the challenges of housing and caregiving for JA seniors foreshadow what the future will bring for the rest of the country.
Solitary confinement, harassment, sexual assault and lack of medical care are just a few of the inhumane conditions that immigrants face in detention centers across Arizona, according to a report released Thursday by the Arizona American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
Superintendent John Huppenthal deemed ethnic studies courses in the Tucson Unified School District to be in violation of the HB 2281 law, but an independent audit has concluded that the program is legal.
Ed Lee, the current mayor of San Francisco, has declared that he won’t run in the re-election, but that doesn’t mean his fans and supporters will take it lying down.
Connie Choi discusses the flaws of E-Verify -- a federal web-based program that offers employers a way to verify a employee’s work authorization -- and how its implementation will adversely affect the economy and the rights of Asian American and Pacific Islander workers.
At a time when the media spotlight is often on the foreign journalist who is arrested and thrown into a prison in Iran or North Korea, Chauncey Bailey and Jyotirmoy Kumar Dey’s murders underline a simple and harsh truth. The most dangerous place for a journalist is often at home.
The US Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge to California's policy of granting reduced, in-state tuition at its colleges and universities to graduates of its high schools who are undocumented immigrants.
According to a civil rights group in Prince William County, Virginia, a redistricting map in their area unfairly undercuts the voting power of the county’ s growing Hispanic, Asian and black populations.
HIV/AIDS continues to rise unchecked among Asian and Pacific Islanders (APIs), especially among API women.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced Tuesday that the city will not turn undocumented youth over to federal immigration authorities when arrested on a felony charge
As the next ambassador, Locke will face some challenges that might be uniquely his because of his being an ethnic Chinese.
On San Francisco’s San Bruno Avenue, Joe Johnson and Nelson Liang share a view of a rapidly changing neighborhood and a prescription for improving relations between African American and Asian American communities.
New America Media looks at the health effects people are facing one year after the BP Oil Spill, particularly those impacting the many Vietnamese fishing communities in the Gulf Coast region.
Despite having a lifestyle punctuated by an eco-friendly conscience (or so they believed), one desi couple became aware of the fact that their carbon footprint was among the highest in a US population approaching 300 million people.
A Korean woman in Arizona, who was adopted and brought to the U.S. when she was eight months old, is facing deportation after a second conviction for theft, reports the Korea Times. The 31-year-old mother of three is currently being held in a federal detention center in Arizona.
The last 10 years have seen unprecedented growth of ethnic media in the United States. Media serving the country’s immigrant and minority communities may be the new mainstream of American journalism, but many of the stories they cover still fly under the radar. Editors and publishers of ethnic media weighed in with their picks of what they felt were the most underreported stories of the decade.
We’ve learned to live permanently with Code Yellow and Orange. It is perhaps why while some are complaining, a vast many more are complacent with the new full-body scanners at airports.
Thanks to the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Aasif Mandvi is perhaps the most recognizable desi face on screen today.
For Bay Area Pinoys, the unexpected and dramatic triumph of the San Francisco Giants became even sweeter because one of the stars of the show was Filipino American.
San Francisco author Angie Chau's debut short story collection, Quiet As They Come, depicts Vietnamese-Americans living in the [San Francisco] Bay Area. NAM contributor Thai Anh Nguyen spoke with Châu about the book and what it feels like to be a literary sensation.
High school and college students in New York, who for years have been lobbying Congress to pass legislation that would bring undocumented students closer to their dream of attending college and pursuing a career, said last week they are not giving up the fight after lawmakers again refused to consider the Dream Act.