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Civic Initiatives

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Ethnic Media to Play Critical Role in 2010 Census

New America Media, News Report, Carmen Ng, May 07, 2009

On April 1, 2010, less than a year from now, a snapshot of the whole population of the country will be taken. Whether you are a citizen, an immigrant, legal, illegal, homeless or an international student, if you are in the United States at that time, you will be counted.

The Fixer -- Lawyer Helps Remake Schools

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia , Video, Min Lee, Apr 20, 2009

Marc Tafolla-Young, of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights (San Francisco), is one of two lawyers that scour the state of California helping individuals and groups fix schools.

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Immigration Advocates Gear up for Reform

New America Media, News report, Cristina Fernandez-Pereda, Apr 14, 2009

The Obama administration has expressed its serious intent to push for immigration reform and ethnic media will be a secret weapon in that push.


Rescue Teams Respond to Italy Earthquake

Oneworld.net, News report, Staff, Apr 07, 2009

Humanitarian and emergency response teams are assisting search and rescue operations and providing meals, blankets, and medical and psychological care to survivors of the earthquake that struck Italy yesterday, leaving thousands homeless.

Operation Babylift

Remembering Operation Babylift: Help Now, Cry Later

New America Media, Commentary, Kevin Minh Allen , Apr 01, 2009

This April marks the 34th anniversary in which thousands of Vietnamese infants were transported out of Vietnam at the end of the war. Kevin Minh Allen wonders if it was a good thing.

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Stand and Be Counted

Nguoi-viet.com, Q&A, Jennifer Saunders, Apr 01, 2009

For some Vietnamese Americans, this might be the first census in which theyve participated, so we asked Nhi Ho, the partnership team leader at the Los Angeles Regional Census Center, to explain just what census officials want to find out.


From Mt. View to Afghanistan

New America Media, Q&A// Video, Words: Annette Fuentes// Video: Michael Siv, Mar 14, 2009

Rosemary Stasek, the former mayor of Mountain View, Calif., is the founder and executive director of A Little Help, a nonprofit that provides humanitarian aid in Afghanistan, with a focus on women.

Homeless in Minneapolis

Homeless in Minneapolis

TC Daily Planet, News report, Madeleine Baran, Mar 11, 2009

Harbor Light usually houses between 425 and 450 people a night, but in the past few weeks, those numbers have risen to more than 500. Next door, at Catholic Charities Secure Waiting, all 251 beds have been full for months.

D.C. Voting Rights Bill Wins Crucial Senate Vote

Afro American Newspaper , News Report, James Wright , Feb 26, 2009

A historic vote in the U.S. Senate, with Republican support, sets the stage for the possibility that residents of Washington, D.C. soon will have Congressional representation.


Can Obama Give Americas Soul a Stimulus?

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Feb 18, 2009

A stimulus package might hope to revive the economy. But what could resuscitate America's ailing soul? Could Barack Obama become the nation's healer-in-chief and restore America's social capital?

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