Education Reformer Michelle Rhee Speaks Locally

SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Speakers Series brings Michelle Rhee to the stage on Tuesday, January 29th when she speaks at the Community Center Theater. Rhee, an education reform advocate as well as Founder and CEO of StudentsFirst, will be an appearance not to be missed as her work often provokes many differing thoughts and opinions […]

Calif. Bill Could Help The Unemployed Build Their Own Small Businesses

SACRAMENTO – Imagine someone over 55 years old, he/she was laid off and jobs like theirs have disappeared. So what to do? Start a small business. California Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada (D–Davis) introduced AB 152 today that was sponsored by CAMEO, the California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity. The bill creates a Self-Employment Assistance program that […]

Young Entrepreneurs to Participate in California’s First-Ever Business Plan Competition

STATEWIDE – The first-ever California statewide business plan competition has officially launched. The competition is encouraging California’s young people, between the ages of 14 and 27, to write a business plan and compete to win a combined cash prize of $15,000. The competition has been branded as the “BEC Boost.” The BEC, an initiative of […]

Speakers Series Welcomes Dr. Sanjay Gupta to Sacramento

SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Speakers Series, a community lecture series that showcases six evenings of topical insight from today’s news makers in politics, journalism, education, science and more, has lined up an impressive list of nationally acclaimed speakers and patrons to participate in their 8th season of the series. The fun begins on Tuesday, October […]

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 […]

Black-Owned Business Helps Major Media Companies Deliver Positive Programming

WASHINGTON – By now you may have seen PBS’s dynamic new program Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., which premiered in late March. But you may not know that a small, minority business enterprise based in Washington, D.C., is a genetic force helping media powerhouses deliver ground-breaking genealogy programming. Starting with African American […]

Two Former White House Advisors Talk Politics, Policy & Presidental Race

SACRAMENTO – Former Presidential advisers Paul Begala and Ari Fleischer will share the same stage on Monday, April 16 in Sacramento, discussing their insights as California moves toward its June presidential primary and the 2012 presidential election. The engaging team of Fleischer and Begala will appear at the Scottish Rite Temple in Sacramento for the […]

20th Anniversary of Los Angeles Riots Observed

RIVERSIDE – The 1992 Los Angeles riots fundamentally changed how Korean Americans view themselves and their role in local politics and multiethnic, multiracial coalitions. Scholars and community activists will examine the social, political and cultural implications of the riots in a daylong conference on April 28. The event commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Los […]

Savoy Magazine Announces 2012 Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America

ATLANTA – Savoy Magazine announced their 2012 Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America in their 11th Anniversary Spring issue. The full list can be viewed online at The Savoy Top 100 is the definitive listing of African American influencers and achievers impacting corporate America. Kenneth I. Chenault, CEO of American Express graces […]