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The Los Angeles Multicultural Leadership Network and New America Media (NAM) announced the winners of the first-ever Inter-Ethnic Relations Awards.These awards are given to the most illuminating reporting about relations between different ethnic communities and areas of intersection whether involved in collaborative projects or constructively confronting differences with each other. The Awards invited mainstream, ethnic, newcomer, and community news organizations (print, online, radio and television of any size) in the greater Los Angeles area as well as individuals whose work published or aired by these media outlets to submit entries. California Community Foundation was supportive of this recognition.The winners the 2011 Inter-Ethnic Relations and their winning entries are:Professional Print
- Larry Aubry of the LA Sentinel - Award Prize of $1,000"A Black Perspective on Immigration"- Sheannette Virtue of the Carib Press - Award Prize of $1,000"Iraqi Immigrant's Formula for Success in South L.A."- Nalea Ko of the Pacific Citizen - Award Prize of $1,000"Former Asian American Gang Members Erase Tattoos, Their Past"- Nora Estrada of Impulso - Award Prize of $1,000"More Than Latinos at May Day March"Professional Online
- Darlene Donloe of the LA Watts Times - Award Prize of $1,000"Phi Wilkes Fixico - A True Native Son"- Walter Melton of LA Beez - Award Prize of $1,000"Collaborators in South Los Angeles"Student Online- Alhambra Youth Feed of the Alhambra Source - Award Prize of $500"Summer Workshop Takes on Main Street"- Anthony Perez of the Alhambra Source - Award Prize of $500"Why So Few Other Latino Students are in Leadership Positions?"Judges for the Inter-Ethnic Relations Awards are: Stewart Kwoh, President of Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Prof. Jose Luis Benavides of CSU-Northridge, Yolie Flores of LA Unified School District, Carmen Morgan of Asian Pacific American Legal Center, and Prof. Ken Wong of UCLA.The Los Angeles Multicultural Leadership Network (LAMLN) is composed of leaders from business, media, nonprofit, and philanthropic organizations. LAMLN meets to discuss significant challenges and solutions for the residents of the greater Los Angeles area. One of LAMLN's goals is to foster better communications and understanding amongst the many racial and ethnic groups in greater Los Angeles. The Inter-Ethnic Relations Awards is part of this effort.New America Media (NAM) is the country's first and largest national collaboration and advocate of 2000 ethnic news organizations. Over 51 million ethnic adults connect to each other, to home countries and to America through 3000+ ethnic media, the fastest growing sector of American journalism. Founded by the nonprofit Pacific News Service in 1996, NAM is headquartered in California with offices in Los Angeles, New York and Washington D.C., and partnerships with journalism schools to grow local associations of ethnic media. Learn more at newamericamedia.org.