Post Tagged with: "New America Media"

/ October 2, 2015 7:08 pm

#WordsMatter — No Human Being is ‘Illegal’

[Translate] Karla Martinez / Coachella Unincorporated As a child, I thought anyone born on this earth was part of the United States. I did not know what being “legal” or “illegal” meant. When I heard the word “illegal,” I automatically thought about drugs or murder. So when I began to hear people being called “illegal,” I wondered whether it meant […]

/ August 3, 2015 7:36 pm

A Million Could Benefit From Prop 47 — If They Act Fast

[Translate] CHRISTIAN MENDEZ / Coachella Unincorporated SAN BERNARDINO — The clock is ticking for an estimated 1 million Californians to get their felonies reduced to misdemeanors. Proposition 47, the Safe Neighborhood and Schools Act, was passed in November 2014. The law allows California residents who have been convicted of simple drug possession, property crime under $950, or other nonviolent offenses […]

/ July 28, 2015 5:14 pm

Call for California Asians and Hispanics to Show United Front on Health4All

[Translate] New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jul 22, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Even as health care advocates are celebrating California’s recent “landmark victory” in getting its undocumented children health care, Latino and Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities should show a united front and make sure that all of the state’s undocumented residents get the same benefit, urged Sen. Ricardo […]

/ June 1, 2015 7:02 pm

UC President Urges State to Fund Expanded Enrollment

[Translate] Editor’s Note: One of an occasional series of New America Media interviews with UC President Janet Napolitano. NAM: More students of color are graduating from California high schools than ever before who want to go to college. That’s good news. Is UC able to accommodate the demand? Napolitano:    We’re seeing increasing numbers of California high school students graduating…and they’re […]

/ May 18, 2015 7:25 pm

Health For All Bill Addresses Uncle Sam’s ‘Failure,’ Says Senator

[Translate] New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: May 14, 2015 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 rooms when their health deteriorates. “Allowing them to pay for their […]

/ May 1, 2015 7:49 pm

Student Leader Series: Coachella Unincorporated reporter goes to Princeton Summer Program

[Translate] KARLA MARTINEZ/ Coachella Unincorporated For as long as he can remember, Johnny Flores, 17, knew he wanted to be a journalist. “Being a journalist has allowed me to find myself, as well as help bring about much needed change to my community,” Flores said. “For me it’s a way to connect and empower.” Flores has been an active reporter […]

/ March 31, 2015 11:45 pm

Remembering Cesar Chavez and Raising the Next Generation of Organizers

[Translate] AMBER AMAYA and CHRISTIAN MENDEZ / Coachella Unincorporated COACHELLA — Pins from a United Farm Workers of America Convention were scattered across a long table covered in a bright red banner. The bold image of a black eagle was stitched to the front of the banner, and a small signature next to the eagle read, “Cesar Chavez, ’77.” “Viva […]

/ March 10, 2015 4:54 pm

Diversifying Environmental Movement Key to Tackling Climate Change

[Translate] By Seung Lee, New America Media Over 200 environmentalists, philanthropists, and journalists convened last week at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco at an event hosted by Green 2.0 (an initiative of The Raben Group) and New America Media to discuss an issue that’s become increasing urgent in effectively addressing climate change – the lack of diversity in the […]

/ January 20, 2015 5:43 pm

A Model for Police Reform

[Translate] Richmond Pulse, News Report, Brett Murphy, Posted: Jan 14, 2015 Image: Officer Brandon Ruffin chats with a group of locals barbecuing in the Veteran’s Memorial Hall parking lot. (Photo by Martin Totland, courtesy of Richmond Confidential) Ed. Note: In the past decade, the police department in Richmond, Calif. has undergone a dramatic transformation. Spearheaded by an openly-gay and white chief in charge of policing […]

/ October 31, 2014 11:51 pm

Q&A: Why Prop 47 Matters in the East Valley

[Translate] Coachella, Calif. — Allex Luna, a community organizer for Inland Congregations United for Change, has worked with local youth and families for several years. A Coachella Valley native, Luna’s desire for people in the eastern Coachella Valley is to live, “dignified lives.” This is why he’s been following Proposition 47, the Reduced Penalties for Some Crimes Initiative, since the […]