Survey: CA Voters Prefer Counseling Over Armed Security at Schools

Report • Antoinette Evans Following the unfortunate tragedy that recently occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School, our nation is yet again faced with answering the question: How can we keep our schools safe? A recent survey commissioned by The California Endowment and conducted from January 16-21, 2013 set out to measure voter support for a […]

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Field Poll: Ethnic Voters Support Soda Tax, Obesity Prevention

News Report • Anna Challet, New America Media SAN FRANCISCO — A majority of California voters support taxing sugar-sweetened beverages if those taxes are used for school nutrition and physical education programs, according to the results of a new Field Poll. The survey also revealed that obesity prevention measures like this have greater support among […]

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As Beyoncé Endorses Soda, Youth Warn of the ‘Sugar Zombies’

Press Release • Anna Challet, New America Media Ed. Note: Organized in the fall of 2012, the Soda Sucks anti-advertising campaign, sponsored by New America Media, invited youth from across California to “outsmart the soda advertisers.” Soda Sucks awards were contested in two categories: poster and spoken word/video. Winners shared in a $3200 cash prize. Winning […]

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The Time Is Now: Ethnic Media Call for Immigration Reform in 2013

Editor’s Note: This editorial was produced in association with New America Media (http://www.newamericamedia.org), a national association of ethnic media, and was published by ethnic media across the country to bring attention to the urgency of immigration reform. The White House and Congress must move quickly to enact just and humane comprehensive immigration reform. In the […]

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Taking Anti-Violence Message From Bay Area Streets to the White House

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a transcript of a conversation that took place on Street Soldiers Radio between Dr. Joseph Marshall, co-founder and Executive Director of Omega Boys Club of San Francisco and Reverend Michael McBride of The Way Christian Center in West Berkeley. Reverend McBride is also Director of the Lifelines to Healing Campaign, […]

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Urban Tilth’s MLK Day of Service Showcases Richmond’s Green Thumb

News Feature, Edgardo Cervano-Soto Teams of volunteers in white MLK t-shirts pushed wheelbarrows of compost and struck the ground with shovels for Urban Tilth’s 6th Annual MLK Day of National Service at the Richmond Greenway. Stretching from 6th Avenue to Harbour Way, the Richmond Greenway was host to multiple green projects and activities. By 9am, […]

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FCC Says Cost of Prison Phone Calls Too High

FCC Says Cost of Prison Phone Calls Too High Black America Web, News Report, Candace Bagwell Experiencing life while a loved one is imprisoned can strain your emotions and relationships, but it shouldn’t strain your pocketbook. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) found that the cost of phone calls from incarcerated friends and family members is […]

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GO FISH

Park It column by Ned MacKay, East Bay Regional Park District It looks like this is a great time to go fishing in East Bay Regional Park District lakes, and here’s why: the park district has just planted more rainbow trout than ever before. In December the district added a total of 23,000 pounds of […]

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A Death Retold: Q&A with Filmmaker Ryan Coogler

Question & Answer, Lani Conway, New America Media Editor’s Note: At this year’s Sundance Film Festival, 26-year-old filmmaker Ryan Coogler makes his feature debut with “Fruitvale,” a drama inspired by the real-life killing of Oscar Grant by Bay Area Rapid Transit police on New Year’s Day, 2009. With big-name participation by producer Forest Whitaker and […]

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