GEICO discriminates against unmarried low income drivers

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SACRAMENTO (PRNewswire-USNewswire)- In a petition filed with the California Department of Insurance, Consumer Federation of California alleges GEICO illegally deceives and discriminates against unmarried, lower or moderate-income motorists by quoting them much higher minimum coverage levels than permitted under state law. CFC is calling on the Department of Insurance to enforce insurance and civil rights […]

Kevin Hart Readies Biggest Comedy Tour In History With The WHAT NOW? TOUR

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LOS ANGELES (PRNewswire) – Superstar entertainer, actor and comedian Kevin Hartannounced today a massive North American arena tour. The WHAT NOW? TOUR will take the award-winning comedian to 45 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Promoted by Live Nation, the biggest comedy tour in history kicks off on April 9, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas […]

California Health Plans Offer New Expanded Coverage and Competitive Rates to Individuals through “Covered California”

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SACRAMENTO – Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange, announced today the participating health plans and proposed rates that will be available for individuals and families. This announcement provides tangible evidence of the individual market’s transformation under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and reveals a competitive market that will offer consumers a wide range of […]

Blue Diamond Growers Expands In Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO – “Every major innovation in almonds has come from Blue Diamond,” explained Blue Diamond President and CEO, Mark Jansen, at the opening of the 6,500 square-foot Almond Innovation Center. “As a result, we are expanding our Sacramento headquarters to include the world’s only research center dedicated to designing cutting-edge almond products.” Blue Diamond, a […]

Study: Voter ID Laws Disproportionately Impacted Black & Latino Youth Voters

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WASHINGTON – At polling places in November, Latinos and African Americans under age 30 were disproportionately asked for identification, even in states that do not have voter ID laws. Overall, 17.3 percent of Black youth and 8.1 percent of Latino youth reported that the lack of required identification prevented them from voting, compared to just […]

Fox Launches Innovative Partnership with Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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LOS ANGELES – Fox today announced a transformative new partnership with the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) designed to further the development of diverse voices across the company’s entertainment businesses. The FOX/HBCU Media Alliance (FHMA) will bring HBCU students, faculty and alumni together with executives from Fox’s media and entertainment businesses in an effort […]

Fewer Americans Have Bad Credit

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ATLANTA – The number of consumers with subprime credit scores is shrinking across the country, according to new data from Equifax. The total number of consumers with Equifax credit scores below 620 fell 2.1%, or by about 1 million consumers, in the third quarter of 2012 versus the third quarter of 2011.¬† The overall share […]

Report Declares High College Failure Rate a National Crisis

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WASHINGTON –¬†Facing a growing national crisis in which 46 percent of those who enter a U.S. college fail to graduate within six years, a first-of-its kind coalition of national leaders issued a call to action to make the financial aid system work better for students and the country. The double jeopardy of declining college affordability […]

Inaugural Ball Featuring Vivian Green Supports HBCU Students

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WASHINGTON – The HBCU Inaugural Gala Ball returns on Sunday, January 20, 2013 with their 2nd presidential inaugural celebration in the swank Grand Ballroom of the Sphinx Club located at 1315 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005. Commencing at 8:00PM in the evening, R&B chanteuse, Vivian Green (Emotional Rollercoaster) will headline the formal affair with […]

USPS Honors 150th Anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation

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WASHINGTON- With this 2013 stamp, the U.S. Postal Service commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, which President Abraham Lincoln signed on Jan. 1, 1863. To commemorate this milestone, the Postal Service introduced a limited-edition Forever Stamp today at The National Archives in Washington, D.C., which houses the historic document. The Emancipation Proclamation Forever […]