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 […]

AUBRY STONE: Teach & Train Financial Literacy to Black Youth

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OPINION – At the California Black Chamber of Commerce it is, without question, our duty and honor to teach and train the next generation of African American entrepreneurs the most successful route to financial success personally and in business. As the new century promised, society has ushered in a new business leader, formed from the […]

Gas Prices Soar in California as Supply Shrinks

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LONG BEACH (AP) — Gas prices are soaring in California in a classic example of supply and demand after an explosion stopped gasoline production at an Exxon Mobil refinery while another remains offline due to labor unrest. Average retail gas prices in the state have surged 25 cents a gallon in less than a week, […]

Plastic bag ban suspended after group gets enough signatures for ballot measure

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SACRAMENTO (AP) — California’s first-in-the-nation statewide ban on plastic shopping bags was put on hold Tuesday when state election officials confirmed a trade group had turned in enough signatures to place the issue before voters in 2016. The American Progressive Bag Alliance, which represents bag manufacturers, had about 50,000 more valid signatures than the 505,000 […]

Half-Million of Wal-Mart’s US Workers to Get Pay Raises

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BENTONVILLE, AK (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is hoping its decision to boost workers’ paychecks will help it boost its bottom line. The nation’s largest private employer announced on Thursday that it’s giving a raise to about half-million U.S. workers as part of a $1 billion investment that includes changes that Wal-Mart says are aimed at […]