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Original NAM content, youth media stories, and ethnic media articles on America's South Asian communities. For more information on NAM's South Asian coverage, contact Sandip Roy at sroy [at] newamericamedia [dot] org.
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Nina Davuluri is the Future of America

New America Media, Andrew Lam Sep 16, 2013

Nina Davuluri is the first Indian-American to hold the title of Miss America and it should be something for all Americans to celebrate.

Tiphares vs Elysium -- Welcome to the Age of Appropriation

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam Aug 19, 2013

Elysium is the latest Hollywood production that shows how the Information Age has become the Age of Appropriation.

Sikhs Support Obama’s Executive Order on Gun Control

Jan 29, 2013

 Dr. Rajwant Singh, chairman of the Sikh Council on Religion and Education, was recently invited to the White House for an event where President Obama signed an executive directive for gun control. "The Sikh community, while empathizing with the victims...

Indian Rape Protests Foretell Feminist Spring

Dec 31, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO – As a co-founder of Narika, a Bay Area-based helpline for South Asian victims of domestic violence, I have come across many incidents of sexual assault against women in my community. It happens with numbing regularity.But few things...

In Silicon Valley, Juggling College While Runnign for Mayor

Sep 06, 2012

“I love my city,” says Aziz Akbari, an 18-year-old college sophomore running to be Fremont's youngest and the city's first Indo-American Mayor. Elections will be held in November.Akbari has lived in Fremont since the age of seven and is a...

Want To Report Airport Racial Profiling? There’s an App for That

Apr 30, 2012

 Since Sept. 11, Sikhs have been subjected to ethnic and religious profiling at the airport that the community has struggled for years to combat. Those with dark skin, or people who wear turbans have been pulled aside for extra pat...

S. Asian Vies to Become Nation's First Female Indian Mayor

Apr 17, 2012

On Apr. 10, Fremont Vice Mayor Anu Natarajan launched her campaign to become the nation’s first Indian American woman mayor.Natarajan has served two terms on Fremont’s city council, and briefly served as Mayor Pro Tem following the Dec. 29, 2011...

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Our Education Needs Are California's Needs

New America Media, Commentary, Jolene Rodriguez May 11, 2010

tudents of color, low-income students and immigrant students make up 70% of Californias schools and will form the majority of high school dropouts. Jolene Rodriguez, a junior at a Long Beach high school, speaks up for students of color and worries about the future of California.

Asian Americans Join Fight Against Arizona Law

New America Media, News Report, Sandip Roy May 07, 2010

Asian-American civil rights groups are gearing up to challenge Arizonas new anti-immigration law, joining Latino and civil liberties organizations that oppose it.

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