Shows, movies on Netflix now available for download for later viewing

YORK (AP) – Netflix subscribers can now download shows and movies to watch during a flight, when traveling by car, or for any other time when there is limited or no access to the internet. The download option was announced Wednesday and a number of shows and movies were made instantly available, including “Breaking Bad,” […]

New App Helps Locate Black-Owned Businesses

WASHINGTON – Hundreds of Black-owned businesses have a new way for consumers to find and shop with them. There is an app for that. The Around the Way app, the brainchild of a marketing and technology firm in Washington, D.C., allows the customer access to companies that are at least 51% African-American owned and employed. […]

Recession, Tech Kill Middle-Class Jobs

NEW YORK  — Five years after the start of the Great Recession, the toll is terrifyingly clear: Millions of middle-class jobs have been lost in developed countries the world over. And the situation is even worse than it appears. Most of the jobs will never return, and millions more are likely to vanish as well, […]

Physician Launches Black Health Website

NATIONWIDE – The glaring realities facing the Black community’s health and well-being are in a state of emergency. Whether it is high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, various forms of cancer or obesity, Blacks in many cases have the unfortunate distinction as the leading sufferers of these health maladies. Dr. Corey Hebert aims to help tackle […]

Calif. Allows Complete Voter Registration Online

SACRAMENTO –  California elections officials hope to make signing up to vote easier than ever through an online registration system that launched Wednesday. Secretary of State Debra Bowen called the new process “great news for democracy.” She was joined by state lawmakers and voter advocates in Sacramento to announce the web feature, which is being […]

4 Ways to Avoid Paying for Hotel Wi-Fi

NATIONWIDE – While finalizing your travel arrangements, whether for business or pleasure, you want to make sure Wi-Fi is available at your hotel. Some hotels are able to offer Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel property, while others charge for connection in the room only. Why is that? Because many hotels make deals with media vendors […]

African-American Entrepreneur Acquires State-of-the-Art Detroit Telecom VoxPlus

DETROIT – VoxPlus, an advanced, full-service telecom firm based in Detroit, has been acquired by African-American entrepreneur Joseph Durham and a group of private investors, the company announced today. The company is headed by a diverse management team with a combined 100 years of telecom, IT, operations and marketing experience for immediate and future business […]

Empowering Girls to Embrace Technology

NATIONWIDE – Over 20 years ago, African American Latasha Gary, 37, became interested in computers. Today, she is the Director of World Wide Sales Operation Systems for Compaq Computer Company. She manages 25 employees working on various projects around the country and overseas. She became interested in computers in high school, and the school only […]