Author Archives: TheEditor
by Cynthia Wright If you have ever played Farmville, Cityville or Words with Friends, you have engaged with a Zynga game. While currently, all the games are available on social media titan Facebook, Zynga announced on Tuesday that they’ll be shifting their focus onto building their own video game platform. While their admission doesn’t come [...]
“How come she’s so white and you’re so dark?” The question tore through Heather Greenwood as she was about to check out at a store here one afternoon this summer. Her brown hands were pushing the shopping cart that held her babbling toddler, Noelle, all platinum curls, fair skin and ice-blue eyes. The question tore through Heather [...]
(NY Times) – Research in Motion said Thursday that it is still trying to restore full service for BlackBerry customers spanning five continents. The company, which not only makes the phone but also operates the worldwide BlackBerry network, said on its Web site that services across Europe, the Middle East and Africa had improved significantly, and that [...]
His 9-9-9 tax plan has made him a hit with voters.
(California Watch) – Of all the demographic pairings in California, the sharp increase of immigrants in African American neighborhoods tends to generate negative headlines, whether it’s about jockeying for jobs or political power or Latino gangs terrorizing African American residents in cities like Azusa, outside Los Angeles. But in a recently released study titled, “All Together Now? African [...]
(BET) — Are there more Black men now in prison than there were in slavery? That’s what Ohio State Law Professor Michelle Alexander has been saying. In her book, “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” Alexander argues that prisons have become the latest form of economic and social disenfranchisement, but in a talk [...]
Lenny Kravitz, who was born to a black mother and white father, didn’t recognize skin color in his own home as a child. “I grew up in a house full of every color,” he recalls. Things changed when he went to elementary school. “I didn’t know anything about problems until I went to first grade [...]
From my non-certified pop physiologist perspective, I have noticed that there is a difference between what people say they want and what they actually really want.
by Cynthia Wright While Android smartphones have become a popular technological device due to their affordability and functionality. Yet, one issue that hinders the Android marketplace is that fact that there is a significant lack of security within its operating system. Unfortunately, their major competitor Apple figured that out relatively quickly when it came to [...]
(Entrepreneur) – In the age of social media, pop stars aren’t just burning up the song charts. Using social media, personalities the likes of Justin Bieber, 50 Cent, Puff Daddy and Kanye West have evolved beyond the music industry into some of the biggest brands online. Through a combination of social platforms including Twitter and Facebook, they’ve [...]