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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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Shifting From Prisons to Schools: Redemption in California

Oct. 31, 2014 / By
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Our prisons are now so crowded that the U.S. Supreme Court found them in violation of constitutional protections against cruel and unusual punishment. And the money required to support the exponential growth in California’s incarceration numbers has depleted public resources that could have gone to opportunities and supportive structures for youth through education and social services.

Korean TV Show Tackles Taboo Subject of Mental Illness

Oct. 16, 2014 / By
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South Korea is notorious for having one of the world’s highest suicide rates. Yet despite these glaring statistics, few if any South Koreans talk openly about mental health.

Ethnic Voters and the 2014 California Elections, Prop. 47

Oct. 15, 2014 / By
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New America Media Invites You To:
Ethnic Voters and the 2014 California Elections

Hear from experts about the stakes for California’s ethnic voters in this year’s elections, including a spotlight on Prop 47 – reforming criminal justice in California


When:
Friday, October 17
10:00am-12:30pm [Lunch included]

Who:
The Field Poll Director Mark DiCamillo, on ethnic voters’ growing clout and their views on key issues on the ballot

Karthick Ramakrishnan, Associate Professor of Political Science at UC Riverside

Milena Blake, representative, Yes on 47, on the stakes of Prop 47 for Southern California

Other speakers to be announced

Where:
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center – Garden Room A
244 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Q&A: Long Beach Unified Only District in CA to Mention Homeless Students in its Budget

Oct. 3, 2014 / By

Long Beach Unified School District was the only district in the state to reference homeless students in its three-year plan, as part of a new funding law that directs more money to high need students.

With Youth Depression, Young People Often the ‘First Responders’

Jun. 12, 2014 / By
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LAFAYETTE, Calif. — High school sophomore Kelly Morimoto says when her friend first came to her to talk about his depression she was “shocked.” No one, after all, had ever spoken to her about how to respond in these kinds of situations...

Naturalization – Do It for Your Family

Jun. 12, 2014 / By
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It’s hard to imagine that we as individuals can do anything about the broken immigration system that is tearing many of our families apart...

Napolitano: UC-Mexico Initiative Will Make California Stronger

Jun. 3, 2014 / By
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Editor’s Note: University of California President Janet Napolitano recently returned from a two-day trip to Mexico, where she met with government officials and academics to discuss the recently announced UC-Mexico Initiative, which aims to bolster cross-border academic and cultural ties...

Hispanic Enrollment Up, But Not By Enough

May. 7, 2014 / By
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New America Media, News Report, Irene Florez, Posted: May 01, 2014
Traducción al español

Recent data show that nationwide Hispanic/Latino and Chicano college admissions are on the rise, with Hispanic figures now outpacing white enrollment at some schools...

Growing Up Muslim

Apr. 16, 2014 / By
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New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann,

SAN FRANCISCO – There are a quarter million Muslims living in the Bay Area, and nearly half of them are under the age of 35...

New School Standards Present Challenge for Refugee Students

Apr. 16, 2014 / By
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San Diego Voice, News Report, Kimetha Hill, Posted: Apr 16, 2014

Photo courtesy of San Diego Refugee Tutoring Center

Editor’s Note: As California schools scramble to prepare for the new educational standards known as Common Core, teachers who work with refugee students have a different concern: the new computerized tests could make these students fall even further behind...

LA’s Latino Parents ‘In the Dark’ About Common Core

Apr. 7, 2014 / By
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La Opinion, News Report, Esmeralda Fabian, Posted: Apr 07, 2014

Image: Students attend Family Math Night at Burke Middle School near Los Angeles. ..

For Children of Reentry, A New Focus on Family Ties

Mar. 23, 2014 / By
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New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet

SACRAMENTO – While millions of children nationwide face extreme difficulties due to having parents who are incarcerated or under criminal supervision, State Senator Mark Leno thinks change is coming...