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Haitian relief

Haitian Restaurateur Helps With Relief Efforts in LA

Caribpress.com, News report, Sheannette Virtue, Jan 14, 2010

Tigeorges is busy coordinating with local Haitians and planning a relief drive at his Glendale Boulevard restaurant Tigeorges Chicken.

haiti quake

US Residents Mount Humanitarian Aid to Haiti

Haitiantimes.com, News report, Garry Pierre-Pierre, Jan 13, 2010

The earthquake was the strongest to rock Haiti in more than 200 years, collapsing a hospital where people screamed for help and heavily damaging the National Palace, U.N. peacekeeper headquarters and other buildings. An aid official described "total disaster and chaos."

india elderly

The Elderly Are Left Out in The New India

New America Media, News Feature, Sandip Roy //Photographs: Bishan Samaddar, Jan 04, 2010

How do the 80 million elders in India see themselves fitting into the country's young and dynamic image? Not very well. This is the first in a series of reports by NAM editor Sandip Roy, whose reporting was supported by a fellowship from the South Asian Journalists Association.

green hip hop

The Greening of Hip-Hop

ColorLines, News feature, Eric Arnold, Dec 13, 2009

Millions of young people around the world participate in social activism. According to Wiretap magazine, there are more than 600 youth-led community organizations currently creating green jobs, removing toxic waste, combating corporate pollution and fighting against violence in their communities.

lgbt housing

Housing Projects for LGBT Elders Stalled Due to Economy

New America Media, News feature, Inga Buchbinder, Dec 09, 2009

The economic crisis has stalled the construction of many housing projects run by the public and private sector, and top among them is affordable housing for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) seniors.

Filipino-American Media Group Honors Slain Philippine Journalists

New America Now, Audio, Odette Keeley, Dec 04, 2009

This week on "Stories from the Ethnic Media": California-based Philippine American Press Club USA organizes a memorial in San Francisco to honor the 31 media professionals who were among the 58 people murdered in a politically-motivated massacre on Nov. 23 in the Philippines.

CDC Advises Atlantans to Protect Communities from H1N1

New America Media, News report, Video, Anthony Advincula, video by Mike Siv, Nov 22, 2009

Pres. Barack Obama declared the H1N1 flu outbreak a national emergency, and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) held a briefing for ethnic news media in order to debunk fears about flu shots and encourage mass vaccinations.

Immigration Reform: The Phone Call Heard Around the Country

New America Media, News Report, Marcelo Ballv, Nov 19, 2009

Across the country, in churches, schools, immigrant support centers and private homes, backers of immigration reform gathered around telephones as Hispanic U.S. legislators laid out the strategy for pushing a reform of the immigration system in 2010.

non profits

California Non-Profits Are Not as Diverse as State

New America Media, News report, Annette Fuentes, Nov 19, 2009

California may be a beacon of diversity, with Asians, Latinos and African Americans comprising the majority. But when it comes to its nonprofit sector, that racial and ethnic diversity is not reflected, and Latinos are especially underrepresented, according to a recent study.

Senate Approves Cell Phone Jamming

Washington AFRO, News Report, Melanie R. Holmes, Oct 20, 2009

Carl Lackls mother holds onto that hope to deal with the heartbreak of losing her son. Since his murder two years ago, Margaret Shipley has been pushing for the Safe Prisons and Communications Act of 2009.

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