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Blacks Determined Not to Miss Out On The Green Economy

New America Media, News Report, Cynthia Griffin, Sep 09, 2009

Activists are paving the way to include African Americans in the growing green economy, and that includes lobbying the White House and providing training schools.

Chinas Anti-Blogging Strategy: Tell the Truth, and Fast

New America Media, News Analysis, Xujun Eberlein, Jul 29, 2009

The call to "tell the truth and tell it fast" coming from a government mouthpiece surprised some Chinese dissidents who have long been protesting the governments strict media control.


Students Embrace Science and Mathematics in Summer Program

New America Media, News report, Inga Buchbinder, Jul 28, 2009

Bay Area minority students spent their summer taking classes in robotics and other sciences through a five-week program for that focuses on science ad technology.

iran revolution

Revolution in My Living Room

Iranian.com, Commentary, Sienna Mae Heath, Jul 22, 2009

Iran has been defined as over there by many people who are not familiar with the country. But ever-growing technology has brought over there into our houses.

I Was a Craigslist Bandit

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia , Commentary, Byron James, Jul 16, 2009

While the infamous "Craigslist murderer" made news this week, throughout the country cases of robberies and other crimes utilizing the Web site have become commonplace. Commentator Byron James, 18, used to be a "Craigslist bandit."

Online Dating Booms in Bad Times

Wave Newspapers, News Report, Olu Alemoru , Jul 15, 2009

The economy has tanked and with lawmakers in Sacramento unable to pass a budget last week, California officially ran out of money but love online is booming.


Monitoring The Stimulus Package: Broadband Bailout Is Narrow in its Vision

New America Media, News Analysis, Aaron Glantz, Jul 10, 2009

The Obama administration is poised to spend $7.2 billion in stimulus money to expand broadband Internet access to rural America and under-served urban communities. But those who are supposed to benefit from the stimulus plan are not even at the table.

saving languages

Having Their Say

ColorLines, News Report, Kari Lydersen, Jun 24, 2009

UNESCO lists almost 2,500 languages worldwide as endangered, meaning they are at risk of falling out of use and even disappearing as fluent native speakers die and younger generations fail to take up the language.

The Revolution Will Be Tweeted

New America Media, Commentary, Austin Heap, Jun 16, 2009

A 25-year-old cyber activist in San Francisco is helping to provide Internet connections for the opposition in Iran. Since Fridays presidential election, Iranians have been using social networking sites like Twitter to organize demonstrations. As the government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attempts to shut down Internet access, a community of cyber warriors is fighting back.

Internet access

U.S. Lags in Broadband Impede Economy

New America Media, News Feature, Khalil Abdullah, May 26, 2009

Americas 42 million low-income residents will only marginally participate in a knowledge economy unless Internet access to job training skills is increased.

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