Post Tagged with: "New America Media"

/ 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 to change 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 […]

/ May 15, 2014 3:47 pm

Undocumented, Uninsured, and In Debt For Life

[Translate]     Editor’s Note:  California Senator Ricardo Lara’s (D- Huntington Park/Long Beach) Health For all Bill (SB 1005) – it would make all Californians, regardless of immigration status, eligible to purchase insurance – advanced out of the Senate Health Committee on Wednesday, April 30, and will go to the Senate Appropriations Committee before being moved for a vote.  Under […]

/ January 15, 2014 9:30 am

Coachella Uninc Seeking Youth Reporters

[Translate]   Coachella Unincorporated is looking for a few great student reporters to add to our already amazing team. If you want to help us tell the stories of the Eastern Coachella Valley, we invite you to attend our next editorial meeting: Thursday, January 16, 2014 1494 Sixth St, Coachella (Raices office) 4 to 5:30 p.m.   Participants must be: […]

/ November 23, 2013 1:18 am

Coachella Uninc Searching for Beat Reporter

[Translate]   Coachella Unincorporated is searching for a Beat Reporter/Assistant Editor. Please read description below and submit resume to by Dec. 13, 2013.   ORGANIZATION: New America Media/Coachella Unincorporated POSITION: Coachella Unincorporated Beat Reporter/Assistant Editor STATUS: Hourly – Part-Time (20 hours/wk)   PROGRAM OVERVIEW: New America Media (NAM), with financial backing from The California Endowment, will be working with […]

/ October 4, 2013 1:51 am

Openly Gay, Secretly Undocumented

[Translate] BRENDA R. RINCON/New America Media   PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – Juan Ceballos came to the United States so he could live freely as an openly gay man. But the move came with a high cost: he had to take on another secret identity as an undocumented immigrant. Ceballos was 17 when he entered the United States by foot, a […]