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Citizenship Campaign Ramps Up in Detroit

Elena Shore | Posted 02.21.2014 | Detroit
Elena Shore

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. -- Barbara Kochanek, 72, was on the verge of giving up on her dream of becoming a U.S. citizen. The Polish immigrant didn't sp...

Fear, Language and Money: San Jose Ethnic Media Tackle Barriers to Citizenship

Elena Shore | Posted 03.29.2014 | Latino Voices
Elena Shore

More than 8 million immigrants across the United States have green cards and are eligible for U.S. citizenship. Yet only eight percent of them become citizens each year. Many green card holders, organizers said, are held back by a number of barriers such as financial and language barriers.

When Cyberbullying Gets Real

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Bianca Brooks and Sophie Varon Are you more likely to be bullied online or in person? We asked that question in a poll. 64 people answered and wh...

In Fixing Schools, Bay Area City Looks To Harlem Model

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 03.12.2013 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: JENNY BOLARIO/Youth Radio A mural on the wall of Harder Elementary School in the Hayward Promise Neighborhood. Youth Radio/New America...

The Wavelength: Court to FCC do your freakin job! Plus: how the NewsCorps scandal impacts u.s. media

The Media Consortium | Posted 09.10.2011 | Media
The Media Consortium

Welcome to the final edition of The Wavelength, a bi-weekly roundup of news and analysis focused on media policy. Stay tuned for more reporting on the...

The Wavelength: Attack of the Media Mega-Mergers! Skyprosoft, AT&T-Mobile and more

The Media Consortium | Posted 07.17.2011 | Media
The Media Consortium

Another day, another media mega-merger. The latest? Microsoft is buying Skype, the Internet communications company, for $8.5 billion.

Weekly Diaspora: What Homeland Security Looks Like After Bin Laden's Death

The Media Consortium | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Nearly a decade ago, America's War on Terror began as a manhunt for Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden...

Weekly Diaspora: How Bad U.S.-Latin American Policy Fuels Unauthorized Immigration

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Too often, the immigration debate in this country ignores the role U.S. foreign policy plays in fue...

The Wavelength: The Battle Over Net Neutrality Rages On

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.18.2011 | Media
The Media Consortium

By Eric K. Arnold, Media Consortium blogger Four months after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) supposedly settled the issue, the battle ove...

Weekly Diaspora: Texas Excludes Low-Income Latinos from Census, Expedites Visas for Wealthy Mexican Immigrants

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Newly released census figures show that the Latino population in the United States surged by 43 per...

Weekly Diaspora: Big Business Dictates Immigration Policy--At Workers' Expense

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Arizona's business leaders, frustrated by the deep financial fallout of increasingly radical immigr...

Weekly Diaspora: AZ Lawmakers Try to Ban Undocumented Children from Public School

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Arizona lawmakers are considering two bills that would block undocumented immigrants' access to edu...

Weekly Diaspora: Arizona Pushing Undocumented to Surrounding States

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger A combination of stricter immigration enforcement and reduced economic opportunities in Arizona has...

Weekly Diaspora: Sweeping AZ Immigration Bills Target Undocumented Children

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger The Arizona state Senate moved forward with two controversial measures this week that threaten to m...

Weekly Diaspora: Justice for Brisenia as Minutemen Leader Convicted of Murders

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Days after Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and Attorney General Tom Horne filed suit against the federa...

Weekly Diaspora: Why Sexual Violence Against Latina Farmworkers is a Hate Crime

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger This week, two high-profile trials involving the racially motivated murders of Latinos in Pennsylva...

Weekly Diaspora: Why Arizona's Birthright Bill is Bad for the Economy

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Arizona lawmakers are expected to introduce an "anchor baby" bill today that would deny birthright ...

Weekly Diaspora: Tucson Shooting Reshapes Explosive Immigration Debate

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger The Tucson shooting that left Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) critically wounded and 6 oth...

Weekly Diaspora: In 2011, Birthright Citizenship in the Crosshairs

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Yesterday, a coalition of anti-immigrant lawmakers from 14 states unveiled their much-anticipated b...

Weekly Diaspora: Arizona vs. 'Anchor Babies'

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger After commanding the world's attention in 2010 with its cavalier stance on immigration, the Arizona...

Weekly Diaspora: Why We Need a Deportation Moratorium Now

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger As a floundering Congress repeatedly impedes the passage of widely supported immigration measures l...

Weekly Diaspora: DREAM Act Passes the House, Heads to the Senate

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger A bill that would create a path to legalization for undocumented youth passed the House of Represen...

Accused Oregon Bomber's Secrets

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Nineteen-year-old accused bomber Mohammad Osman Mohamud seems to have kept a lot of secrets from his closest friends. Secrets about a "little brothe...

Weekly Diaspora: The Final Fight for the DREAM Act

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger It's a now-or-never moment for the DREAM Act, a bill that would provide a conditional path to citi...

Weekly Diaspora: The DREAM Act is Back--and So Are the Death Eaters

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Editor's Note: Happy Thanksgiving from the Media Consortium! This week, we aren't stopping The Audit, The Pulse, The Diaspora, or The Mulch, but we ar...