New America Media

New America Media New America Media is the country's first and largest national collaboration and advocate of 3,000 ethnic news organizations. Over 57 million ethnic adults connect to each other, to home countries and to America through 3000+ ethnic media outlets, the fastest growing sector of American journalism. Founded by the nonprofit Pacific News Service in 1996, NAM is headquartered in California with offices in New York and Washington D.C., and partnerships with journalism schools to grow local associations of ethnic media.

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Young People Reveal Holes in the Foster Care Safety Net

Feb. 29, 2016 / By
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Reforms to the foster system have gone into effect in California - Assembly Bill 12 now lets youth stay in foster care until age 21.

Black Lives Matter and the Freddie Gray Effect

Feb. 22, 2016 / By

Almost a year later, as the trial for the second police officer charged with Freddie Gray’s murder is set to begin, the country continues to be plagued with the challenges of egregious police shootings, broken trust between law enforcement and Black communities, and the related gross income inequality that many feel fuels the mistreatment by officers.

Making Juvenile Hall the Mental Health Provider of Last – Not First – Resort

Dec. 18, 2015 / By
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As many as 70 percent of the kids in California’s juvenile detention centers are in need of mental health care, and most of them are not getting it.

Finally, Good News on the School to Prison Pipeline

Nov. 17, 2015 / By
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Just like school suspensions can lead to youth detention, reducing suspensions can have the opposite effect.

Green 2.0 Reports Lack of Transparency about Diversity by Major Environmental Funders

Nov. 9, 2015 / By

For Immediate Release: November 9, 2015
Contact: Erika West, ewest@rabengroup.com, (202) 930-6808

WASHINGTON, DC—Green 2.0 announced that one year from their initial call for transparent diversity data – and months after the Presidents of the Bullitt, Ford, Hewlett, Kresge, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and Wilburforce Foundations jointly echoed the need for data sharing by environmental funders – a majority of the 40 biggest funders of environmental work declined to share diversity data on their GuideStar profiles...

Aging Trans People Locked Out of U.S. Health Care System

Nov. 9, 2015 / By

Thirty-nine percent responded that they had no or little confidence in being treated with dignity and respect as a trans person by health care professionals at the end of their life.

Sophia’s Hope: A Swab of The Inside of Your Cheek

Jun. 9, 2015 / By
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Those who are not Caucasians are more likely to die of leukemia or of other blood cancers.

Health For All Bill Passes Senate Committee

May. 13, 2015 / By
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After hearing heart-rending testimonials from three young undocumented immigrants who have seen first hand the havoc caused by not having access to health care, the Senate Health Committee voted 7-0 to provide health care to all Californians, regardless of their immigration status.

Statewide Youth Media Releases Issue #2 of Calafia

Apr. 15, 2015 / By
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Calafia is the print edition of YouthWire.org, which is a "best of" compendium of writing and reporting from youth-led community media hubs across California.

Why the Former South Carolina Cop May Walk in The Scott Slaying

Apr. 13, 2015 / By
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The police officer who shot Walter Scott may wind up being the rare case of a cop convicted of murdering in cold-blood an unarmed black man. If past history is any guide, though, just don’t bet on it yet.

Diversifying Environmental Movement Key to Tackling Climate Change

Mar. 9, 2015 / By
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Despite the rapidly changing racial and ethnic composition of the United States, environmental agencies, NGOs, and foundations have remained predominantly white, according to a recent study from University of Michigan.

Indigenous Leaders Call for Driving Test in Their Own Language

Feb. 5, 2015 / By
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“We want people to be able to take the written exam with audio in Mixtec and other indigenous languages,” said Arcenio J. Lopez, director of the Mixteco/Indigenous Community Organizing Project (MICOP).