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Latina Immigrants: The New Ambassadors of Islam
Jan 18, 2013
Tucked away in a quiet rural neighborhood in Somerset, New Jersey is an old brownstone that houses the New Jersey Chapter of the Islamic Center of North America’s (ICNA) WhyIslam Project. Within its confines, in a second floor office decorated...
Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign Spreading Like Wildfire
Dec 09, 2012
Image: The kick-off of the Do The Math tour in Seattle on November 7, 2012, coordinated by 350.org, whose founder is author and activist Bill McKibben (pictured here in the front, center). Divestment from fossil fuel companies is a key component...
Tackling Voter Suppression, One Voter at a Time
Nov 13, 2012
If no one else is rejoicing about the systemic inconveniences imposed on Florida voters on Election Day, where waits as long as eight hours to cast a ballot were endured and witnessed by thousands of voters, the state’s former senators...
In Debate, Africa at Center of International Security
Oct 23, 2012
"Mali has been taken over, the northern part of Mali, by al-Qaida-type individuals. We have in — in Egypt a Muslim Brotherhood president…."With those words, spoken Monday night by Barack Obama's Republican challenger Mitt Romney just 40 seconds in the...
Solitary Confinement: Torture Chambers for Black Revolutionaries
Aug 18, 2012
Russell “Maroon” Shoats has been kept in solitary confinement in the state of Pennsylvania for 30 years after being elected president of the prison-approved Lifers’ Association. He was initially convicted for his alleged role in an attack authorities claim was...
HIV & Me: Growing Up with a Secret
Aug 15, 2012
 For pretty much all my life I wondered why I had so many different doctors. I’m not sure how many doctors I had, but I remember when I was younger I went to San Francisco for doctor visits twice a...
Talk of HIV/AIDS Still Taboo for Koreans, Here and Abroad
Aug 13, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO -- A recent posting on the community page of a Korean-language news site in Los Angeles warned male readers about a female employee at a local Karaoke club. The woman – described as an undocumented immigrant – allegedly...
Hunger Wars: Heat, Drought, Rising Food Costs Portend Global Unrest
Aug 09, 2012
The Great Drought of 2012 has yet to come to an end, but we already know that its consequences will be severe. With more than one-half of America’s counties designated as drought disaster areas, the 2012 harvest of corn, soybeans,...
Former Olympian John Carlos on His Fist-Raising Protest
Jul 30, 2012
There have been countless Olympic moments that are memorable because of sporting achievements, but one stands out for the political statement it made. After winning a respective gold and bronze medal in the 200-meter dash at the 1968 games in...
China May Have Largest Shale Gas Reserves
Jul 30, 2012
China may have the world's largest mineable shale gas reserves, about 20 percent of the world's total, according to a report published on the website of the Ministry of Land and Resources on July 30.The report said the world's minable...
Arms Race May Lead to Democratic Reforms in Vietnam
Jul 20, 2012
Interestingly, Vietnam’s urgent need to modernize its army in face of Chinese threats may spur political reforms in the country. By a strange twist of fate, Hanoi - which received its supply of increasingly sophisticated weaponry from Russia and China...
The Empire Returns: U.S. in Southeast Asia
Jul 17, 2012
The headline from Bloomberg was a bleep in last month’s news cycle: “Cam Ranh Bay Lures Panetta Seeking Return To Vietnam Port.” But that bleep has become something of a Yellow Alert in Southeast Asia, with this new headline—“Clinton Landmark...
Why Arizona’s Immigration Law Matters to Indian Americans, Too
Jul 12, 2012
When the United States Supreme Court ruled 5-3 on Arizona Senate Bill 1070 — possibly the broadest and strictest anti-illegal immigration measure in recent U.S. history-- On June 25, civil rights activists and Hispanic groups cried foul, but the response...
Joel Diaz -- Training Champions in Coachella
Jun 25, 2012
MECCA, Calif. — Joel Diaz’s life changed drastically when Timothy Bradley, the boxer he trains, became the WBO welterweight champion after beating Manny Pacquiao in a controversial split decision on June 9.“We have every eye on us now. People always...
For First-Time Voter, Obama’s Support of Gay Marriage Brings Hope
May 10, 2012
On Wednesday, people across the nation tuned their television sets to an exclusive White House press briefing, where they heard Barack Obama utter a sentence that no previous president had ever dared: “I think same-sex couples should be able to...
New Center Harnesses Mobile Tech to Fight Trafficking
Apr 19, 2012
In the effort to combat human trafficking, mobile technology is becoming an essential tool. That’s why in late 2011, Kavitha Sreeharsha and colleague Kelly Heinrich left their positions with the Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Justice to...
Expert Says Oil Prices Will Drop, Explains Why Gas Cost Really Spiked
Mar 01, 2012
Editor’s Note: Why is the price of gas spiking? While Republican candidates blame President Obama, energy experts point to global market forces at work—the complications of supply and demand. To get the inside story, New America Media’s Ngoc Nguyen interviewed...
African Americans in Dallas Target Korean Business
Jan 30, 2012
The African American community in Dallas has been protesting a gas station run by a Korean-born U.S. citizen in a predominately black neighborhood in South Dallas for over a month, taking issue with what they claim were racial remarks by...
Mexican Media Question Secret U.S. Military Actions
Jan 15, 2012
Traducción al españolMEXICO CITY — Opinion pieces appeared in two of this city’s daily newspapers that would not normally reach U.S. audiences and are worth mentioning.One by Luís Gutiérrez Esparza, appearing Dec. 28 in the Excelsior newspaper, recaps disclosures that...

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