by James Wright
NNPA News Service
While the mayor of the District, the chairman of the D.C. Council and a former D.C. Council member have been prosecuted or are under investigation by federal authorities, some D.C. residents don't believe they're being targeted because of their race.
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is a subject of a federal investigation into his 2010 mayoral campaign activities.
(PRNewswire) – Validas, a world leader in mobile intelligence, has unleashed a study linking politics and wireless data consumption habits.
Using VERA, Validas' patented "Big Data" analytics engine, the company isolated the average data consumption per wireless user across the 50 states (including Washington, D.C.) using a sample size of over 10,000 wireless bills.
by Cornelius A. Fortune
Real Times News Service
Having owned a Kindle Fire for nearly half year, I've come to the realization that with all its advances, by and large, it's an e-reader +, not a tablet. Don't get fooled with that phrasing. And neither is Barnes & Noble's Nook Tablet. One thing distinguishes the Kindle Fire and the Nook from Android tablets – they only share a small portion of that marketplace. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 is the real deal.
(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.
(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.