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Inside Black-Asian Violence -- It’s Not About Race

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia , Commentary, Amanze Emenike , Apr 21, 2010

Three separate attacks on Asian Americans by Black teenagers in the San Francisco neighborhood of Bayview-Hunters Point have some speculating that the incidents are a sign of escalating racial tensions. But one young man who was taught by his peers to rob Asians and Latinos says the crimes aren't about race at all.

Legendary Teacher Jaime Escalante Dies

Latino Print Network, News Report, Staff, Mar 31, 2010

Jaime Escalante, the teacher portrayed in the movie Stand and Deliver, passed away Tuesday at the age of 79. Edward James Olmos, who played him in the film, said he "exposed one of the most dangerous myths of our time - that inner city students can't be expected to perform at the highest levels."

Immigration Reform: Calling all Battle Stations

Frontera Nortesur, News Digest, Staff, Mar 22, 2010

After the historic vote on health care, new legislation on immigration reform is likely to be the center of the next political battle in the United States.

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.

Massachusetts Election: Death Knell for Immigration Reform?

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Jan 21, 2010

By capturing the seat held by former Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy, Republican Scott Brown brings a different vision to the historically blue state. Will immigration reform survive with this new change of political fortune?

Did Court Deal Fatal Blow to Tasers for Police?

New America Media, Commentary, Raj Jayadev and Aram James , Jan 07, 2010

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently declared that police officers could be held liable for using a Taser without proper cause. But the decision stopped short of treating a Taser as a deadly weapon.

Obama Quietly Changes U.S. Immigration Policy

New America Now, News Analysis, Edward Alden, Dec 28, 2009

A string of little-noticed initiatives by the Obama DHS has made significant changes to some of the most controversial enforcement policies of the past decade.

Obama and Congress: At the Crossroads of Immigration Reform

America's Voice, News Report, Maribel Hastings, Dec 18, 2009

In the last article in her 8-part series “Immigration Reform: Know the Players,” Maribel Hastings takes stock of the prospects of passing an immigration reform bill in Congress.

High Unemployment Reframes Immigration Debate

New America Media, News Analysis, Marcelo Ballvé, Dec 04, 2009

The Obama administration has promised action on immigration reform in 2010, but the issue of illegal immigration was notably absent from the president's job summit this week. Rising unemployment could impact the debate over illegal immigration.

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The Poorest Immigrants Subsidize Healthcare for Everyone Else

New America Media, Commentary, EunSook Lee, Nov 29, 2009

Currently, legal immigrants, who work and pay taxes that contribute to our health care system will continue to be ineligible to receive federally-funded Medicaid services for five years.

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