JASON MATTHEWS: What is Mortgage Protection Insurance?

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OPINION – Generally speaking, mortgage protection insurance will cover your monthly mortgage bill in the event that you become disabled, for various lengths of time also pay off your entire loan should you pass away. How does it Work? If you purchase mortgage protection insurance that pays off your loan in the event of your […]

TIANA BURSE: Don’t ask why

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OPINION – William Morris once stated: “The true secret to happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of life.” I think we can all agree that life itself carries a certain level of mystery, an uncovered beauty that so many of us have not yet seen. I say “not yet seen” […]

Councilmember-Elect Rick Jennings Endorses Strong Mayor Initiative

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SACRAMENTO – Councilmember-elect Rick Jennings today endorsed Measure L, the measure on the November ballot he says will improve Sacramento’s system of government. “Now is the right time for Sacramento to take this important step,” said Councilmember-Elect Rick Jennings. “After listening to my constituents throughout the campaign, it’s clear that the people of Sacramento demand a […]

United Way Seeks Volunteers for “2nd Annual Day of Caring”

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SACRAMENTO – Five hundred local residents are needed to spend one day caring for the community on Sept. 12 by signing up for one of 31 volunteer projects happening across the region on United Way’s 2nd Annual Day of Caring, sponsored by Nationwide. The event, which kicks off the fall fundraising campaign, will start at […]

Former U.S. Surgeon General to Speak in Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO – Considered pioneering and controversial, Joycelyn Elders left her mark in the public health arena.The former U.S. Surgeon General comes to Sacramento next month to share thoughts on issues of the day and her long career in health leadership. She’ll appear locally on Friday, September 5. The visit is part of the Moon Lecture […]

CHARLES RATLIFF: HAWK – Addressing Inequity in Higher Education

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OPINION – The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld voter-passed bans on racial preferences in public-college admissions in a case involving a challenge to Michigan’s 2006 adoption of such a measure. A majority of the justices not only overturned a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, which had struck down Michigan’s […]

ROBERT WOODS: You Are In It for the Long Term

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OPINION – In prior articles, I talked about Investing Today for a Secure Tomorrow and Gauging Your Attitude on Investment Risk as it pertains to a Defined Contribution Plan (DC Plan). In a nutshell, you are a DC Plan for the long term. This not a Vacation Plan, nor is it a Christmas Club Saving […]

Sacramento County’s First & Only Black Supervisor, Grantland Johnson Dies

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SACRAMENTO – He rose from humble beginnings in Del Paso Heights to the upper echelons of Sacramento politics and state public service. Grantland Johnson, the first and only African American to serve on the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, passed away Tuesday apparently of diabetes-related kidney failure. He was 65. Johnson was referred to by […]

See The Smithsonian’s African American Art Collection at The Crocker Art Museum

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SACRAMENTO – The Crocker Art Museum continues to draw the community in to see and discuss the traveling exhibit, “African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond.” The exhibit, drawn entirely from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s rich collection of African American art, is on display at the downtown museum through September 21. […]

Author & Entrepreneur John Hope Bryant to Speak at Indivizible

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OAK PARK – He’s advised three U.S. presidents, has graced national magazine covers and has been lauded by media mogul Oprah Winfrey. Entrepreneur, author and philanthropist John Hope Bryant returns to Sacramento on Monday, August 18 to share wisdom derived from years on the front lines of the fight for African American inclusion and equality. […]