(PRNewswire-iReach) – "Unexpected" writer and publisher Mayma Raphael hopes her debut children's book, "I Love The Skin I'm In!," will help many other parents answer the questions that young children have about skin color and difference, after her own daughter's questions inspired her to write the book.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
by Monique Clesca
A significant discovery of gold and other precious metals in Haiti's Northeastern mountain range has given residents hope that once mining gets under way in about five years, the revenues will offer the resources needed to transform a country beset by poverty and ravaged by earthquakes and disease into an emerging island economy.