When Mary Stansell had a stroke in 2005, her local hospital was unequipped to treat stroke victims. Neurologists or stroke specialists are necessary to quickly evaluate risks and opportunities for the administration of new anti-clotting medication such as tPA, shown in some cases to be highly effective in preventing stroke-induced paralysis. Fortunately, Mary Stansell’s hospital […]
Wendy Carillo was a major advocate for GOTV efforts throughout 2008. “I was excited to see young Latinos register and go vote for the very first time,” she said. We motivated people as young as 18 to register online through Voto Latino, the nonpartisan voter-registration group. Their informative text messages and reminders were awesome. Young […]
On November 4, 2008, a voter in Atlanta, Georgia used his cell phone to send a brief but important text message about what he was experiencing at his polling place: It took over three hours and it wasn’t pleasant #machine #registration. Meanwhile, a voter in Columbia, South Carolina, known as User 29203, was texting a […]
For the last decade, 40-year old Anthony Celestine has owned a small Jani-King commercial cleaning franchise. Without knowing it, one of the best business decisions he ever made was moving from his Brooklyn apartment to Harlem. As part of his rental agreement, Mr. Celestine got a PC and high-speed Web connection. Now he uses the […]
Esperanza Peace and Justice Center in San Antonio, TX, brings awareness to women’s contributions and issues with its annual International Woman’s Day march.
For more than 10 years, people have farmed tobacco in Greene County, North Carolina. Greene County is the most tobacco-dependent county in the state and the second most tobacco-dependent county in the nation.
A San Francisco teenager is concerned about the fact that a condom broke during sex. The teenager needs confidential and reliable information fast, so the number “1”…
Fortunately, Ms. Linares found the Career Coach at SF.thebeehive.org – a Website developed especially for underserved populations in the Bay Area by a local non profit organization.
“One of my elders told me, ‘Your tribal territory goes on as far as your language goes and that is what determines your geographic boundaries,'” says Valerie Fast Horse, director of IT, for the Coeur D’Alene tribe in Idaho.
Donisha Carter’s daughter is studying vocabulary and this 9-year old is now able to do something she never could before: use the Internet at home to help her with her schoolwork…