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Rigid Requirements for Older Refugees Test U.S. Humanitarianism

New America Media - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 00:55
  Photo: Burmese refugee Khin Shwe, 75, gets English lessons from her grandson, Khangye Hein, but struggles to recall facts in English for the U.S. citizenship test. And a disability waiver is hard to get. (Jennifer L. Boen/News-Sentinel) End of... Jennifer L. Boen http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Calif. Legislator Chastises Colleagues on Cuts to State’s Most Vulnerable

New America Media - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 00:30
 Photo: Dollie, Sandy, Myrtle and Lidia are among the 6.3 million impoverished elders in the U.S. They’ve testified before the California Legislature and in other forums that SSI/SSP is their economic lifeline. (Susan Fleming/Justice in Aging.) Editor’s note: Last week, the... Cheryl R. Brown http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Health For All Bill Addresses Uncle Sam’s ‘Failure,’ Says Senator

New America Media - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 17:10
One-third of undocumented Californians earn enough to buy their own health insurance on the federal exchange, but Uncle Sam won’t let them, asserted Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens. That’s forcing them to make the costly decision to go to emergency... Viji Sundaram http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=68
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Cristela Alonzo Opens Up About Her Show Being Cancelled

Colorlines - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 05:59

The star of the ABC sitcom expresses her gratitude and her views on what "Cristela" accomplished. 

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'Anti-Indian Rhetoric' at Rogue Congressional Hearing

New America Media - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 01:25
 The United South and Eastern Tribes, seven partner organizations and a federally recognized sovereign Indian nation have asked the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs to renounce the testimony presented at a recent oversight hearing... Gale Courey Toensing http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Banh Mi Sandwich: The Perfect Marriage Between East And West

New America Media - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 01:00
 Andrea Nguyen is an author, cooking teacher, and food consultant. Her blog - Viet World Kitchen - which explores culinary traditions of Asia has been a major contribution to the American food scene. Nguyen wrote several cookbooks, including "Into the... Andrew Lam http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=8
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Refugee Elders Escape Somali Strife--Now Struggle to Survive U.S. Bureaucracy

New America Media - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 00:10
Photo: Rick Maples, left, and Mohamed Haji look over letters Haji's father-in-law, Sugow Said, a Somalian refugee, received from Social Security cutting the dialysis patient’s SSI assistance. (By Jennifer L. Boen/News-Sentinel) Part 2 of series. FORT WAYNE, Ind.--Since arriving... Jennifer L. Boen http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Doc to Perform Reconstructive Surgery for Quake Victims in Nepal

New America Media - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 14:15
 Southern California cosmetic surgeon Munish Batra will fly to Nepal next month to perform reconstructive surgery for a multitude of people injured in the massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the country April 25, followed by another 7.4 magnitude quake... India West http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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30 Years After MOVE: Law Enforcement Didn’t Learn Anything From One of America’s Worst Cases of Police Brutality

New America Media - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 11:30
 On May 13, 1985, police in Philadelphia—Pennsylvania’s largest city—dropped a powerful bomb containing military C4 explosives on a house occupied by six children and seven adults.That aerial assault 30 years ago is one of the worst incidents of police brutality... The Root http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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No Charges for Madison Cop Who Killed 19-Year-Old Tony Robinson Jr.

Colorlines - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 11:22

The 19-year-old was killed by Madison police officer Matt Kenny on March 6.

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More People Moved in the Foreclosure Crisis Than During the Great Migration

Colorlines - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 11:22

What if we thought about the foreclosure crisis as a migration issue, and not just as a housing one?

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'Marley' The Musical Travels to Baltimore

Colorlines - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 11:22

Kwame Kwei-Armah brings the late great Marley's life and work to the city stage. 

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'Southern Rites' Documentary Examines a Town's Sharp Racial Divide

Colorlines - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 11:22

In Mongomery County, Georgia, which held segregated proms until 2009, a case of a white town leader killing a black man sounds all too familiar.

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LA County Supervisors Vote to End 287(g)

New America Media - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 09:32
In a 3-2 vote, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to end a controversial program that allowed sheriff’s deputies to act as immigration agents in county jails. The 287 (g) program was an agreement between LA County... New America Media http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Some Upset Over Marilyn Mosby Attending #Rally4Peace Concert

Colorlines - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 05:17

According to a number of tweeters,  Maryland State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby attending a show dedicated to healing means that she's biased against police. 

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Beat the California Drought

New America Media - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 01:00
  Given the serious water situation in California, strong measures are called for. The usual, and admittedly useful, measures, like switching off sprinklers, won’t be sufficient. Luckily, many of us from India have lived and survived through scarce water situations—try... Mahesh Singh http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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It Takes a Village to Gain Citizenship

New America Media - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 00:10
Pictured above: Carlos Amador with his family. Amador was 14 when he came to the United States and 30 when he was finally able to get citizenship. Photo by Eloisa Amador.Last month, after over a decade living undocumented in the... Carlos Amador http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Prop. 47's Second Battle -- Getting the Word Out

New America Media - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 00:05
Photo by Jason KufferMERCED, Calif. – On a recent morning Danny Kusis walked into the Public Defender’s office in downtown Merced. The 50-year-old was there to take advantage of a new law allowing California residents charged with non-violent felonies to... Claudia J. Gonzalez http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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16.9 Million More Americans Insured Under Obamacare, Study Says

New America Media - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 00:00
Nearly 17 million Americans have gained health insurance since key provisions of the Affordable Care Act were implemented in 2013, according to a study by non-profit research organization RAND Corp. The report, released Wednesday, May 6, in the journal Health... Agnes Constante http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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