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New America Now: Sinaloa Violence, Early NAACP Activism, Paula West

New America Now, Audio, Posted: Feb 26, 2010


This week on New America Now: Marcelo Ballve and Julie Pham join Ethnic Media Watch, The Narco lords rule Sinaloa, Lift Every Voice details the growth and influence of the NAACP, Jazz vocalist Paula West talks about the obscure but important jazz artists in her musical collection.

Ethnic Media Watch:

Marcelo Ballve reports that El Diario has called for an investigation into ICE for mishandling of undocumented informants, and Julie Pham looks at the controversy surrounding the Vietnamese New Year parade in Orange County.


Sandip Roy talks to:

In the north of Mexico, the state of Sinaloa has become known as the "cradle of drug trafficking." Journalist Manuel Ortiz reports on the conditions and the difficulties in fighting the Sinaloa Cartel.
You can check out his report and photographs here.


Historian Patricia Sullivan chronicles the early days of activism for the NAACP in her new book, Lift Every Voice: The NAACP and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement.


Renowned Jazz vocalist Paula West talks about some of her favorite jazz musicians. She is appearing at the Rrazz Room in San Francisco now through March 14th.


To visit the archives of New America Now, please click here.

New America Now is now available as a podcast through KALW and National Public Radio, so you can listen to the show on your MP3 player. Click here to subscribe.

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