Blacks Least Likely to Get Business Loan from Banks

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WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Black-owned businesses face tougher challenges than other groups when seeking bank loans, according to a new study by the Gallup polling company commissioned by Wells Fargo. Nearly half (47 percent) of Black-owned businesses operate in the South and the study found that 77 percent of Black business owners use personal cash to […]

Silicon Valley giants deploy staff to historically Black colleges

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MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) — Howard University freshman Alanna Walton knew something was different about the professor teaching her introduction to computer science course. First, there was her name: Professor Sabrina. She was an African American woman, kept office hours until 2 a.m., and had an additional title: Google In Residence. “It was an awesome class,” […]

Rancho Cordova & Elk Grove Plan to Launch One-Day Permit Program dubbed Permit Simplicity

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Sacramento – The cities of Rancho Cordova and Elk Grove will be the first agencies in California to launch a pilot program designed to streamline permitting process for tenant improvement projects to one day.  The program is based upon a successful working model from the City of Phoenix. Working with Region Builders, an association whose […]

Black Women Face Challenges in Building Wealth

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WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Black women are the only group that has not recovered the jobs they lost in the recession. Five years into national recovery, the unemployment rate for Black women has even risen a little since December, from 8.2 percent to 9.2 percent. On the flip side, employment brings its own unique difficulties for […]

Nielsen Releases First Multicultural ‘Super Consumer’ Report

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(NNPA) – With multicultural consumer spending in the United States today at $3.4 trillion, this “super consumer” group has tremendous impact on U.S. mainstream culture, according to a Nielsen report recently released. The report, The Multicultural Edge: Rising Super Consumers, identifies multicultural consumers as the most dynamic and fasting growing segment of the U.S. consumer economy.“The Multicultural […]

Increased Black Home Ownership Would Slice Wealth Gap

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WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Researchers studying the affects of public policy on the racial wealth gap estimated that the median wealth of Black households would rise 451 percent if Blacks owned homes at the same rates as Whites. “With policies that advance the rate of Black and Latino homeownership to the same rate as White households, […]

Urban Leauge hosts Diversity Job Fair 2015

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DEL PASO HEIGHTS — For job seekers looking for great employment opportunities be sure to drop by the Greater Sacramento Urban League’s 2015 Diversity Job Fair. The job fair is Thursday, March 26 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., at the Sacramento Convention Center in spacious Exhibit Hall D. RT bus passes are available. Applicants […]

AMOS BROWN: Comcast & Time Warner Cable – A Good Deal For Our State

OPINION – The proposed combination of Comcast and Time Warner Cable has generated lots of heat in the media this year, but not a lot of light. At the NAACP, we look at deals like this through our own particular lens – asking what is best for consumers, what are the risks and downsides, and […]

Local job seekers have a “Golden” opportunity to find work

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SACRAMENTO – Golden 1, a not-for-profit credit union which prides itself on putting people and its employees first, is hosting a career fair to fill a variety of positions at its corporate office in Sacramento, as well as branches throughout Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area and Central Valley. The Career Fair is scheduled to […]

Elk Grove School District is hiring!

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ELK GROVE – The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is seeking applicants for classified and certificated positions. EGUSD will hold a two-day recruitment fair March 20-21 at the Robert L. Trigg Education Center, located at 9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove, in the Board Room. On Friday, March 20, the focus will be on […]