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Some Immigrants Relieved to See Holiday Season End

New America Media - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 00:10
  Above: Salvador Paredes Orozco of Long Beach was not able to visit his dying father before he passed away in Mexico last winter. It’s that time of year when many people are just getting back into their routine after... Michael Lozano http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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'Free, Free Chol Soo Lee'

New America Media - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 02:10
Pictured above: Mourners laid down these roses, as they paid their respects to Chol Soo Lee at a Dec. 9 memorial service at the Yeo Lai Sah Buddhist Temple in San Bruno, California. Photo courtesy of Kenji G. Taguma/Nichi Bei... Julie Ha http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Marcus Mariota Headed to College Football’s First National Championship

New America Media - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 08:07
 The first Pacific Islander to win a Heisman Trophy will play in college football’s first National Championship.Marcus Mariota led his Oregon Ducks to a stunning 59 – 20 victory over the Florida State Seminoles at the Rose Bowl New Year’s... Asam News http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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‘Kill the Pain, Not the Patient’--Catholicism's Message on Palliative Care

New America Media - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 00:55
  Photo: Caregiver Aida Tolop, left with her care recipient, retired dentist Maria Comoda. (Jun Nucum/Inquirer.net) SAN FRANCISCO--It was a sharp contrast from early last spring, after the seniors had attended a seminar on end-of-life issues in wheelchairs, walkers and... Vivian Zalvidea Araullo http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Nun in El Salvador Fights AIDS One Village at a TIme

New America Media - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 00:40
Dawn glares red over San Salvador as Sr. Mary Virginia Annel’s team packs an aging maroon station wagon for a day’s journey to a remote village. The trip is one facet of the work they do every day, struggle against... Mary Jo McConohay http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Messages in a Bottle: Listening to an Old Answering Machine

New America Media - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 03:10
 A few years ago when my parents moved from their five-bedroom suburban home at the edge of Silicon Valley to their retirement condo nearby, my siblings and I went through three decades' worth of junk to throw away. To my... Andrew Lam http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=8
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Growing Awareness of End-of-Life Care Among Nigerian Immigrants

New America Media - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 00:10
  Photo: Yette Lakanmi and Joanne Chavis in their aso oke head wraps, hand-loomed by the Yoruba people of Southwest Nigeria, during the 2010 Multicultural Heritage Day in Houston, Texas. (Image released by U.S. Marine Corps via Wikimedia) LOS ANGELES–For... Julian Do http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Third Blogger in Vietnam Arrested Within December

New America Media - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 12:17
  Another prominent blogger was arrested Dec. 27, becoming the third independent writer taken in by Vietnamese authorities within one month, in a series of crackdowns that critics believe are related to the upcoming Communist Party Central Committee Plenum scheduled... Vietnam Right Now http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Prop 47 and New Deportation Relief

New America Media - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 10:57
 ON Tuesday November 4, 2014, California Voters approved Proposition 47, which brings sweeping changes to California criminal law and procedure that will affect thousands of immigrants facing deportation due to pending and prior criminal cases. The “Safe Neighborhood and Schools... Asian Journal http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Many Cities to Welcome New Year With Protests

New America Media - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 10:14
 As millions across the country gather to bid adieu to 2014, several activists groups nationwide continue with their mission to end police brutality and are urging demonstrators to gather for peaceful protests on New Year's Eve.Marked by a year of... The Root http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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NNPA President Benjamin Chavis Envisions Black Press as Mainstream

New America Media - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 02:30
 Civil rights leader Benjamin Chavis, now president of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, says he envisions Black newspapers as becoming the "new mainstream" rather than an alternative press as it is often called."The Black Press, I believe has an opportunity... Hazel Trice Edney, triceedneywire.com http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Could 2015 See Health Care Expanded for All Californians?

New America Media - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 02:00
Anthony Wright, one of California’s leading proponents of health care access, says the window is open in the coming year for an historic expansion of health care to all of the state’s residents. The reason, he says, is not only... Anna Challet http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Nguoi Viet Daily News Inc. Announced Winning Of Defamation Lawsuit Against Saigon Nho Newspapers

New America Media - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 16:15
  Nguoi Viet Daily News Inc., Dat Huy Phan and Vinh Hoang, prevailed Monday in a defamation lawsuit filed against Saigon Nho Newspapers, and its owner Hoang Duoc Thao, a decisive victory after less than two hours of jury deliberations.Nguoi... Nguoi Viet http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Disasters and Triumphs: 10 Major Environmental Stories in Indian Country During 2014

New America Media - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 03:15
 The 10 most prominent environmental stories of 2014 constituted a wide range of events—extreme weather, natural disasters, major administrative decisions and potent activism. Some of the issues were ongoing. Others surfaced for the first time. And still others rose from... Staff http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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The War in Afghanistan Formally Ends, The War Informally Goes On

New America Media - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 01:25
 On Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, US led forces formally ended the war in Afghanistan, the longest war in American history. Some 18,000 foreign troops,  and about 10,600 of them American, however, are staying under the terms of two security pacts the... Andrew Lam http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=8
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The Root Names 2014 the Year of the Protester

New America Media - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 01:05
 “America never loved us. Remember?”Phillip Agnew, executive director of the Dream Defenders, a youth-fueled civil rights organization formed in response to the 2012 slaying of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, spoke those powerful words Jan. 28 during the 2014 State of the... Kirsten West Savali http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Women’s Media Center Statement: Komen Foundation VP Karen Handel Resigns

Majority Post - Tue, 02/07/2012 - 10:46
The Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure will clearly be a contender for media debacle of the year and the architect of that disastrous decision, former Komen VP Karen Handel, deserved to lose her position. Regardless of Karen Handel’s statement to the media it should be clear that she had to resign because she [...]
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Dangerous “Prenatal Discrimination Bill” Crafted by GOP

Majority Post - Tue, 02/07/2012 - 09:57
An article written by Nick Baumann and published yesterday in Mother Jones, “House GOP Memo: ‘Abortion Is the Leading Cause of Death in the Black Community’,” discusses a new “prenatal discrimination bill” proposed by the GOP. The bill attempts to distinguish between “black abortions” and abortions in general and claims that “abortion is the leading [...]
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WMC Board Member Gloria Feldt Discusses Public Reaction to Komen Decision

Majority Post - Tue, 02/07/2012 - 09:54
WMC Board Member and former President of Planned Parenthood Gloria Feldt has written an article for the Daily Beast on the implications of the recent Susan G. Komen Foundation’s decision to pull funding from Planned Parenthood. “If this were just about Planned Parenthood,” she writes, “or yet another battle over abortion, the outrage would be [...]
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“The Marketing of Breast Cancer” and the History of the Komen Foundation

Majority Post - Mon, 02/06/2012 - 10:18
In AlterNet’s article, “The Marketing of Breast Cancer,” Mary Ann Swissler discusses the complicated history of the popular Dallas-based Susan G. Komen Foundation, under fire recently for its decision to pull funding from Planned Parenthood. Swissler reaches back in time and reminds readers that the Komen Foundation “helped block a meaningful Patients Bill of Rights [...]
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