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Convenience Store Owners to Oppose Food and Beverage Tax

India Post, News Report, India Post News Service, Dec 14, 2009

Hundreds and thousands of Asian American convenience store and gas stations across the country have decided to oppose the proposed food and beverage tax under the health care reform.


CDC to Detroit Media: Trust is Crucial to Dispel H1N1 Hype

New America Media, News Report, Suzanne Manneh, Dec 13, 2009

At a Detroit ethnic media roundtable discussion CDC officials reached out to ethnic media to solicit their help to dispel misunderstandings about H1N1 and vaccines.

Climate change

Closing the Climate Gap

New America Media, Q&A Audio, Sandip Roy, Dec 13, 2009

The effects of climate change can be felt all over the world from melting ice caps in the Arctic to islands in the Indian Ocean. But a recent report suggests that climate change hits people of color and the poor much harder than others.

CDC to Chicago Media: H1N1 Outbreaks May Be Ebbing But Stay Vigilant

New America Media, News report, Khalil Abdullah, Dec 12, 2009

Since H1N1 was first reported in April, three times as many African Americans and Latinos have been hospitalized with swine flu in Illinois than non-Hispanic whites, according to data compiled by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

New America Now: The Climate Gap, Aging in India, and Edgy Lullabies

New America Now, Audio, Dec 11, 2009

Rachel Morello-Frosch discusses her new report The Climate Gap, Sandip Roy travels to India to tackle the issue of aging, and Shira Scion is a member of the Eastern European vocal collective Kitka

Ethnic & Local Lens on Climate Change Global Summit in Copenhagen

New America Now, Audio, Odette Keeley, Dec 11, 2009

This week on "Stories from the Ethnic Media": Bangladeshi editor cites the concern of his New York readers over disasters like Cyclone Sidr on their homeland; African-American publisher wants his Phoenix readers to realize long-term effects of climate change.


U.S., Global Activists Support Bhopal Survivors

India West, News Report, Ashfaque Swapan, Dec 11, 2009

December 2009 marks the 25th anniversary of the Union Carbide gas leak in Bhopal. The survivors and their children are still demanding justice from Dow Chemical, the company that bought Union Carbide.

Women Hotel Workers Suffer High Injury Rates

New America Media, News Report, Seth Sandronsky , Dec 06, 2009

Working in a hotel can be hazardous to your health, especially for women and ethnic minorities, according to a recent study of occupational injuries among hotel workers at 50 major companies, like Hyatt, Hilton and Marriott.

Central Valley Farmworkers Are 'Starving Right Now'

New America Media, Interview Audio, Sandip Roy, Dec 05, 2009

Don Villarejo started as a volunteer in the farmworkers' movement in 1976 and founded the California Institute for Rural Studies. He spoke with NAM editor and New America Now radio host Sandip Roy about the impact of drought and the recession on Central Valley farmworkers.

Experts Expose Health Reform Gaps for Ethnic Elders

New America Media, News Report, Video, Stan Washington / Video by Paul Billingsley and Farid Sadri, Dec 02, 2009

Health disparities for ethnic elders - from the early deaths of Mexican American diabetic seniors in Texas to untreated pain in older African Americans in Michigan - point to unfinished business no matter what Congress does with health care reform.

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