Ethnic Media Network

Ethnic media content tracked by NAM editors and translated, provides a window into this fastest-growing media segment covering issues in its own communities, national policy as it affects immigrant and minority populations, and reporting on homelands. For more information on NAM's aggregated ethnic media content, contact Mary Ambrose at mambrose [at] newamericamedia [dot] org.

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Immigration Reform: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Feb 01, 2013

For those who were waiting for news on the comprehensive immigration reform front, Monday’s proposal by the Senate’s so-called ‘Gang of 8’ (which includes both Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Robert Menendez) seemed a bipartisan first step.Tuesday’s proposal by President...

What's Wrong With Immigration Reform, Rubio Style

Jan 25, 2013

Lately Marco Rubio has been busy laying out the Republican Party’s framework for immigration reform to anyone who will listen. “We’re for legal immigration and for enforcing our laws,” the U.S. Senator from Florida explained to Telemundo. The GOP...

Mexico -- The New Destination Country

Jan 23, 2013

U.S. media coverage of Mexican migration themes focuses on the outflow of people from south of the border to north of the border. But for some, Mexico is viewed as a land of opportunity and a promising new home. Despite...

Al Jazeera Breaks into U.S. Market with Current TV Deal

Jan 04, 2013

Editor's Note: Al Jazeera has reportedly purchased Current TV, the left-leaning television network owned by Al Gore, for $500 million. The move promises to expand the Qatar-based network's programming to an American audience. NAM contributor Uchenna Ekwo writes that Al...

Isolated No More: 'Idle No More' Transcends U.S.-Canada Border

Jan 03, 2013

Above: Mista Wasis addresses the crowd at the Idle No More rally on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on December 21. Photo by Nadya KwandibensNAM EDITOR'S NOTE: Extensive and ongoing coverage of the Idle No More movement can be viewed in...

In Chicago, Iraqi Refugees Carry Memories of War

Dec 23, 2012

CHICAGO -- A fragile sense of security often robs Zuhair Sulaiman of the luxury of a good night’s sleep. “The fear is embedded inside,” he said in Arabic at a meeting at Arab American Family Services in Bridgeview, Ill., just...

Latino Life Expectancy: Exploring the Hispanic Paradox

Dec 02, 2012

Editor's Note: This report on Latino longevity and the Hispanic Paradox is part of the Hispanic Link News Service Health Project which is underwritten by The California Endowment, with administrative support from The ASPIRA Association.Being born Latino adds years...

The Skeletons in Calderon’s Closet

Dec 01, 2012

Pictured above: Mexico's new President, Enrique Peña NietoEditor's Note: Today's inauguration of Mexico's new President, Enrique Peña Nieto, has Mexicans wondering how the new government will confront the crisis of narcoviolence. In the last weeks of the administration of outgoing President Felipe...

John Kerry vs. Susan Rice -- The View from Latin America

Nov 29, 2012

U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to nominate a new Secretary of State later this week, as Hillary Clinton intends to step down after the Presidential Inauguration in January. Clinton was a prolific traveler during her four years as Secretary...

War or Peace in Mexico? Drug Cartels Declared 'Truce'

Nov 27, 2012

 Do messages attributed to three Mexican underworld organizations portend war or peace? Retrieved by Mexican soldiers, three so-called narco-banners displayed last week in the southern state of Guerrero and purportedly signed by three groups-the Gulf cartel, La Familia Michoacana and the Knights Templar-announced not...

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