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The ABCs of Hmong
Dec 20, 2012
Photo: First graders in the Hmong immersion program at Susan B. Anthony Elementary work on their writing and vocabulary. Photo by Andria Lo SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- At Susan B. Anthony Elementary, Mr. Vue’s kindergarteners sit on a brightly colored...
Twin Cities Honors Hyperlocal Journalism
Nov 01, 2012
The first ethnic and community media awards in Minneapolis honored a range of media from a Hmong reporter to an African American veteran who had witnessed Dr. King's I Have a Dream speech.
The Science of Racism: Radiolab’s Treatment of Hmong Experience
Nov 01, 2012
On September 24, NPR show Radiolab aired a 25-minute segment on Yellow Rain. In the 1960s, most Hmong had sided with America in a secret war against the Pathet Lao and its allies. More than 100,000 Hmong died in this...
Study: 1 in 3 Asian-American Voters Is Undecided
Oct 01, 2012
WASHINGTON -- Asian Americans have been trending Democratic in their voting patterns but remain highly independent in party allegiances, according to a newly released survey. In 1992, less than one-third of Asian Americans for the Democratic presidential candidate but...
Fishing for Poison--Pollution, Poverty and People of Color
Sep 16, 2012
Photo: From the 2002 report “National Environmental Justice Advisory Council Fish Consumption and Environmental Justice” MADISON, Wis.–Trey Mackey expertly baits his fishing hook with a live worm, sits down on a folding chair and casts a line into the waters...
Poll: California Ethnic Voters Solidly Support Health Reform
Aug 23, 2012
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Health care reform -- enshrined in the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) -- enjoys widespread support in California among African American voters (88 percent) and about two-thirds of Korean and Latino voters support the law, according to...
Poll: Most California Ethnic Voters Welcome Health Reform
Aug 21, 2012
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Health care reform -- enshrined in the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) -- enjoys widespread support in California among African American voters (88 percent) and about two-thirds of Korean and Latino voters support the law, according to...
Ethnic Media Journalists Honored at Awards Gala in SF
Jul 20, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO -- Journalists, editors and publishers representing ethnic media across Northern and Central California gathered Thursday night in San Francisco to celebrate the 2012 New America Media awards gala. Hosted by long-time veteran Belva Davis, the event honored those...
SEARAC Releases Unprecedented Research on the Financial and Banking Capabilities of Cambodian, Hmong, Laotian, and Vietnamese Californians
Jun 23, 2012
Washington, DC – On Wednesday last week the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) released its report, Encouraging Economic Empowerment: A Report on the Financial and Banking Capabilities of Southeast Asian American Communities in California. The report aims to provide,...
Asian Americans to Pew Study: We’re Not Your ‘Model Minority’
Jun 22, 2012
Photo: May Day Immigrant Rights March, Los Angeles Photo: Creative Commons/Korean Resource Center It’s not every day that deep and rigorous research about Asian Americans is released to the public. So when the well-respected Pew Research Center released “The...
Ethnic Candidates Largely Succeed in California Primary
Jun 07, 2012
Despite possibly record low voter turnout, candidates of color largely achieved success in California’s June 5 primary .Fifty-seven Democrats advanced to the November general election in California’s 53 congressional districts according to Tenoch Flores, communications director of the California Democratic...
Hmong Veterans Burial Bill Turns Corner
May 07, 2012
  Chief author Representative Bob Dettmer sponsored two bills to aid the Hmong and Lao veterans in obtaining burial rights guaranteed to other veterans.House File 2260 is a Resolution to Congress, the President and the legislatures of other states to...
Fresno Radio Station's Investment in Hmong Community Pays Off
Apr 11, 2012
In the late 1970s, the radio station KBIF in Fresno, Calif., focused primarily on religious broadcasting. It was getting by financially, but that was about all it was doing.Then, in the mid-1980s, the small AM station decided to make a...
The Challenge for Kids’ Health Insurance - Keeping Them Enrolled
Mar 14, 2012
When the breadwinner of a Hmong family in Merced, Calif., lost his employer-sponsored health insurance coverage when he got laid off from his job last year, he didn’t think to find a public insurance program for his 5-year-old son.So when...
Limited Preschool Access Dims Success for Latino Children—And California’s Future
Feb 29, 2012
Photo: At right, Daniella de los Santos, three, plays with the other children at the Fresno County Office of Education Migrant Education Program in Parlier, Calif.ORANGE COVE, Calif.--Gabriela Ramos had hardly knocked when four-year-old Fátima Martínez opened the front door...
Iraq’s Unfinished Story—Millions of Refugees Abandoned by U.S.
Jan 06, 2012
Each time Uncle Sam ventures abroad he leaves an unfinished story, and nowhere is it most unfinished than the story of Iraq, where despite flowery speeches regarding freedom and sovereignty by the Obama administration, despite assurances that tyranny has been...
Iraq's Unfinished Story: Millions of Refugees Abandoned by U.S.
Jan 06, 2012
Each time Uncle Sam ventures abroad he leaves an unfinished story, and nowhere is it most unfinished than the story of Iraq, where despite flowery speeches regarding freedom and sovereignty by the Obama administration, despite assurances that tyranny has been...
Những cu chuyện của một c gi bị bn qua bin giới
New America Media, Interview, Nhu Tien Le/Translated by Thao, Oct 24, 2011
Những cu chuyện của một c gi bị bn qua bin giới
California's Kids Fall Deeper into Poverty, Homelessness
New America Media, News Report , Viji Sundaram, May 10, 2010
The effects of the economic recession are engulfing an ever-wider population of California's children, with analysts predicting that 27 percent of all kids will soon be living in families with incomes at the poverty level. Hunger and homelessness have become a daily fact of life for children across the state.

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