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The Indian American Contenders
Oct 10, 2012
 Is success in the political realm a pre-requisite for us Indian Americans to truly entrench ourselves in America and perhaps get the accolades and recognition for our contributions to American society?Shefali Razdan Duggal, 39, political activist and fundraiser phenom opines...
Uganda & The Little League World Series
Sep 07, 2012
For the first time ever this year, young baseball players from Uganda made it to the Little League World Series. In the Little League’s 66-year history, Africa had never played in the annual tournament. The kids were discouraged from playing...
Forgetting the Iraq War
Dec 22, 2011
American wars used to end decisively. When Americans came back from defeating the Germans after World War II, there were ticker-tape parades. When the last U.S. helicopter lifted off from Saigon, Vietnam on April 30, 1975, the image seared deep...
Commentary: The Last Soldier to Die in Iraq Was Black
Dec 21, 2011
Last week, after nearly nine years of fighting, America’s most recent war with Iraq ended. The remaining American soldiers left Iraq yesterday, rolling into Kuwait in a huge convoy, hooping and hollering all along the way. More than 100,000 Iraqi...
Suicide Rate Among National Guard Members Is a Call To Action
Dec 20, 2011
 As Minnesota’s National Guard members return from their deployment to Kuwait, the state can expect the problems faced by returning veterans to increase to a “tsunami” level.” Uppermost on that list is the potential for suicide.Minnesota has the highest number...
Troops Are Home from Iraq, but the War Is Far from Over
Dec 15, 2011
An American military withdrawal from Iraq, sooner and more decisive than previously anticipated, is being hailed as an end to the war. Yet the conflict, in which 4,483 Americans and more than 100,000 Iraqis lost their lives, was no more...
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S.F. March Highlights Indian Female Infanticide
India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Mar 12, 2010
Nearly one hundred people marched to the Indian consulate in San Francisco to draw attention to the urgent issue of female infanticide in India.
Fighting the War at Home
New America Media, Commentary, Jeremy P., Feb 21, 2010
A soldier returns safely after surviving sniper fire and roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan. But the hypervigilance and suppressed emotions that kept him alive have taken a heavy toll. Jeremy P. wrote of his experiences for the Veterans Workshop, a New America Media writing project for military veterans.
A Map of Home
New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Feb 03, 2010
The 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait is humorously depicted through the eyes of an outspoken and independent teenage girl named Nidali. A Map of Home is a novel by Randa Jarrar.
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Pregnancy-related deaths rise in California
New America Media/California Watch, News report, Nathanael Johnson, Feb 03, 2010
The mortality rate of California women who die from causes directly related to pregnancy has nearly tripled in the past decade, prompting doctors to worry about the dangers of obesity in expectant mothers and about medical complications of cesarean sections.
New America Now: The Power of Women
New America Now, Audio, Jan 29, 2010
New America Now presents A Woman's Special featuring the only female Prime Minister of Peru, a rare example of a woman completing a Torah, and the reality of emerging roles for Muslim women today.
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Is Yemen the New Hot Spot for Terrorism Training?
New America Media, Q&A, Aaron Glantz, Dec 31, 2009
Reports that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the suspect accused of trying to blow up an airliner on Christmas Day, was trained in Yemen have raised the specter of further U.S. military involvement in that country. To get a better sense of whats going on in Yemen, NAM spoke with Jillian Schendler, author of the book, "Faith in Moderation: Islamist Parties in Jordan and Yemen."
The Saga of Sgt. Anita Shaw
New America Media/Our Weekly , News feature, Shirley Hawkins, Jun 12, 2009
A year has passed since the death of 17-year-old Jamiel Shaw Jr., the promising high school athlete who was gunned down by a gang member in South Los Angeles. For Sgt. Anita Shaw, the irony of serving her country in war torn Iraq while her son was killed on the streets of Los Angeles is still a painful memory.
Iraq War Veterans Struggle to Find Jobs
New America Media/Our Weekly , News Report, Shirley Hawkins, Jun 05, 2009
Theyve weathered war, devastation and death, but African-American Iraq war veterans face a new battle when returning home: finding employment.
The Saga of Sgt. Anita Shaw
New America Media/Our Weekly , News feature, Shirley Hawkins, Jun 05, 2009
A year has passed since the death of 17-year-old Jamiel Shaw Jr., the promising high school athlete who was gunned down by a gang member in South Los Angeles. For Sgt. Anita Shaw, the irony of serving her country in war torn Iraq while her son was killed on the streets of Los Angeles is still a painful memory.
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Carrying Her Own Weight
Navajo Times, News Feature, Marley Shebala, Jan 14, 2009
Her father served in Vietnam, her grandfather served in World War II and was a prisoner of war, and her great-grandfather served in World War I. She went to Iraq.
Deployed And Deported -- Immigration law hurts military families
The Chicago Reporter, News Report, Beth Wang, Jan 11, 2009
Yolanda Guevara in the Army Reserve worries that while she is away in Iraq or Afghanistan, her husband could be deported.
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Oil 2009 -- Be Careful What You Wish For
New America Media, Commentary, Michael T. Klare, Jan 09, 2009
Low oil prices in one part of the world, like the United States, mean that such oil-producing countries as Venezuela and Iran are going to have to pay for it.
Urban Warfare in America
Final Call, News Report, Ashahed M. Muhammad, Dec 19, 2008
Plans announced by the U.S. Department of Defense to have 20,000 additional uniformed troops dispatched in America by 2011 have been met with criticism from former veterans, law enforcement officials and rights activist.

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