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New Ford Escape gets push from multicultural campaign

(PRNewswire) – Have you ever heard the saying "You're acting brand new?" If not, you'll soon learn exactly what that means courtesy of a new multicultural advertising campaign for the all-new 2013 Ford Escape.

The campaign, called "Brand New," includes a 30-second television commercial that debuted last week during the season finale of "The Game," which aired on BET.

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Dial 9-1-1 for strokes

Most African Americans say they'd call 9-1-1 if stroke symptoms occurred —but few do, according to research reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.

In a survey of 253 African Americans in Washington, D.C., 89 percent said they'd call 9-1-1 at the first sign of a stroke. Yet, only 12 percent of 100 stroke patients surveyed in the predominantly African American of Columbia called 9-1-1 right away when faced with symptoms.

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  • Written by Real Times News Service
  • Category: News

Soccer star Cobi Jones plays for a cause at E3

Soccer star Cobi Jones plays for a cause at E3

by Cornelius Fortune
Special to The New Tri-State Defender

The E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) in Los Angeles wasn't just about showcasing jaw-dropping demos and new product announcements; it was a launch pad for an important cause: combating HIV/AIDS globally. Cobi Jones, a World Cup qualifier and soccer star, came out to support the (RED)RUSH TO ZERO campaign whose goal is to deliver an AIDS free generation by 2015.

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A less violent America is plea from Trayvon Martin’s parents

by J. Coyden Palmer
NNPA News Service

CHICAGO – As Chicago dealt with yet another deadly weekend of violence – 10 people killed and nearly three dozen injured – the parents of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin were in town to talk about the impact of gun violence on communities.

Speaking at the national headquarters for the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton choked back tears as they told their story of being the parents of a murdered teen.

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  • Written by NNPA News Service
  • Category: News

Back in jail, Trayvon Martin’s killer awaits revoked-bond appeal

Back in jail, Trayvon Martin’s killer awaits revoked-bond appeal

WASHINGTON – After having his bond revoked by a judge who wonders whether he was deliberately misled by George Zimmerman and his wife, the admitted killer of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin remains confined to his cell in the Polk County Correctional Facility in Sanford, Fla. this week facing serious credibility issues that could impact the outcome of his future trial.

Acting on a motion by state prosecutors, Seminole County Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester revoked Zimmerman's $150,000 bond last Friday (June 1) and ordered him returned to police custody within 48 hours.

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  • Written by George Curry
  • Category: News

Sham food program nets conviction for former SCLC chair

Sham food program nets conviction for former SCLC chair

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Former Southern Christian Leadership Conference Board Chairman Raleigh Trammell has been convicted on all 51 felony charges filed against him in Dayton, Ohio in connection with a sham home-delivery food program loosely modeled after the successful meals on wheels federal program. He remains free on $10,000 bail and is scheduled to be sentenced June 27.

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  • Written by NNPA News Service
  • Category: News

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