For minorities, pain is severe decade after housing peaked

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the U.S. housing bubble peaked a decade ago, soon to burst with far-reaching consequences, the pain was particularly severe for black and Hispanic Americans. A disproportionate number of minorities succumbed to subprime mortgages and foreclosures and lost their homes. Their collective loss of home equity and shift toward rental housing could […]

RICHARD PAN: Recruiting to Fill California’s Diversity Gap

OPINION – I have been fighting for a state workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and community. With many state workers approaching retirement and an increase in available state jobs, I wanted to be sure the opportunity to get state jobs included minority communities in the Sacramento region. Last summer I called the […]

California Pension Fund CEO Sentenced for Bribery

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A federal judge Tuesday sentenced the former head of the nation’s largest public pension fund to four and 1/2 years in prison in a case in which the pension fund CEO acknowledged accepting more than $200,000 in bribes and trying to steer investments to help an associate. Senior U.S. District Court […]

Golden State Warriors Demolish Houston, Win Series With 114-81 Victory

ALAMEDA, Calif. — As expected, the Golden State Warriors eliminated the Houston Rockets from the NBA playoffs with a decisive and abusive 114-81 victory on April 27 in front of an electric crowd wearing bright yellow “Strength In Numbers” shirts. The Warriors played Game 5 with pure ease and without the services of point guard […]

ROBERT WOODS: The Stock Market (Cont.)

OPINION – In a prior article I talked about the Stock Market and their components. We will continue where we left off with a discussion about Stock Market Management and Market Capitalization. Management Styles There are two basic styles of stock market managers: Active and Passive. Active Managers are active players in the stock market. The […]

Organization ‘The Unforseen’ Recognizes Youth Success Stories; Guild Theater To Premiere 5th Web Series

SACRAMENTO — The Unforeseen will unleashed its Episode 5 at a “Red Carpet Premiere” at the Guild Theater in Oak Park on April 9. The guest speaker is local American hero, Anthony Sadler.  The event starts at 6:30 p.m. Founder Cervanté Burrell and co-founder P.J. Smith created the nonprofit organization, which is geared to highlighting […]

Survey: Minorities make up 14 percent of state lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Only 14 percent of state legislators are minorities, according to a report released on Monday. The New American Leaders Project surveyed state lawmakers in 2015 and found that black politicians held around 9 percent of the seats, Latino and Latina politicians held about 4 percent of the seats and Asian American politicians […]

Kelly Rowland, Snoop Dogg join new BET series’

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news Wednesday from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs: ____ Khloe Kardashian says former NBA star Lamar Odom is doing well in his recovery from an apparent drug overdose last year in a Nevada brothel. […]

In final year, Obama encourages staff to ‘stay on offense’

WASHINGTON (AP) — In June, during one of the best stretches of his presidency, Barack Obama strode through a West Wing hallway exclaiming: “Offense! Stay on offense!” It was a rallying cry for a White House that suddenly seemed to find its footing in the final quarter of Obama’s tenure. An Asia-Pacific trade agreement was […]

Investing in the Education of Students of Color Benefits All Americans

(NNPA) – As Congress prepares to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, or ESEA, it is vitally important that the updated law address the significant achievement gaps that plague the nation’s most underserved populations: students of color and low-income students. Providing these students with a high-quality education that prepares them for college and a career […]