New America Media, Published: June 17, 2014 Available online at newamericamedia.org Kevin Weston, accomplished journalist and long time New America Media family member, died Sunday at his home in Oakland after a nearly 2 year fight with leukemia. From 1999 to 2010, Kevin worked as the organization’s Youth Communications director, but his legacy reaches far beyond…Read more Kevin Weston: Super Communicator and New Media Pioneer
New America Media; September 7, 2011 Read on newamericamedia.org Recently the actor/comedian Katt Williams came under fire for dressing down a Mexican American heckler during a performance in Phoenix Arizona. Williams’ uber-patriotic, mean and visceral tirade against the heckler went viral and was immediately compared to Michael Richards – Kramer from Seinfeld –- and his…Read more What’s Long and Hard on a Black Man? How Katt Williams Blew It
New America Media, Feature, Published: January 15, 2009 NEW YORK -- I first met Vance way downtown in New York City, standing outside of a club called The Box. At the time, The Box was a big deal in “those” circles—Madonna was on the guest list that night—and we stood on the sidewalk out front…Read more How to Survive in New York on Mickey D’s Coupons
New America Media, Published December 1, 2008 There’s really no way to prepare you for this song. Just sit back and let your brain explode. Yes, that is Busta Rhymes rapping over a hook in Arabic. And, yes, “Arab Money” is pronounced “Ay-Rab Money”. The concept seems to be that he admires the amount of money…Read more We Gettin’ Ay-Rab Money!
New America Media (YO! Youth Outlook), Published June 15, 2008 Words: Russell Morse // Photos: Ryan Furtado // Video: Josue Rojas and Cliff Parker Editor’s Note: Since 9.11, loosely structured volunteer associations calling themselves “Minute Men” have patrolled the Southern U.S. border, have been vilified as racist vigilantes for their armed actions against undocumented immigrants. After camping…Read more Mad Max in Borderland: Overnight With the Minutemen
YO! Youth Outlook, Published March 7, 2007 Video, Words: Russell Morse // Photos: Ryan Furtado and Josue Rojas // Video: Russell Morse and Min Lee Editor's Note: Cultural and ecological concerns about the proposed 700 mile fence across the southern border of the United States are not lost on indigenous peoples and environmental activists along…Read more Fence In The Sky — Border Wall Cuts Through Native Land