Kings Become First Pro Sports Team to Stream Live via Google Glass

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SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Kings announced they have teamed up with Silicon Valley software company CrowdOptic to broadcast Google Glass views live during home games on the jumbotron inside Sleep Train Arena, making the team the first in professional sports to employ the technology. The first Google Glass broadcast will be shown during the Kings’ […]

Wealth Gap: A Guide To What It Is, Why It Matters

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WASHINGTON – From the White House to the Vatican to the business elite in Davos, Switzerland, one issue keeps seizing the agenda: the growing gap between the very wealthy and everyone else. It’s “the defining challenge of our time,” says President Barack Obama, who will spotlight the issue in his State of the Union address […]

Proposed Tobacco Settlement Excludes Black Media

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Justice Department and the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund have reached an agreement with the four major tobacco companies that requires them to spend more than $30 million advertising with the three major television networks and run full-page ads in 35 White and Hispanic newspapers as well as purchasing space on their […]

12 Year-Old Launches His Own Fashion Line One Bow at a Time

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MILWAUKEE- Always impeccably styled in a button down, creased slacks and dress shoes, our talented feature this week after school pins patterns and sews stitches. As noted in a promotional descriptor, we can find his youthful fingers on a sewing machine for hours or at least until his mother tells him it’s time for bed. […]

Massive Credit Card Debt Threatens the African American Middle Class

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WASHINGTON – Middleclass Blacks are using credit to help cover their basic living expenses, according to a report from the NAACP and public policy research organization, Demos. In the recession’s aftermath, 79 percent of middleclass African-American households carry credit card debt. “Everybody needs credit but it should be a tool to help your economic life” […]

Unsportsmanlike Conduct: The Exploitation of Black Athletes

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WASHINGNTON – Under its television deal, each Big-10 university will receive $24.6 million annually. The Pac-12′s new television deal will pay each member $22 million a year. Each member of the Big 12 will get $20 million and ACC universities will receive $17 million when each academic year kicks off. To put those figures in […]

Racism Costs the U.S. Billions Every Year

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WASHINGTON – Closing the income gap between Whites and minorities, would boost earnings by 12 percent, aneconomic windfall of $1 trillion, for a nation burdened by debt and an anemic job market, according to a recent study conducted by the Altarum Institute and funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The study titled, “The Business Case […]

On The Border Restaurants Offering Free Food For Veterans Monday

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SACRAMENTO – Veterans can have a free meal at On the Border Mexican Grill and Cantina restaurants Monday. “On the Border is humbled to say, ‘thank you’ to those who have served our country,” said Steve Clark, CEO for On the Border. “On this day of honor and respect, we are proud to serve them […]

Sleep Train Arena Workers Get New Uniforms; 800 Jobs Saved

Brittany Jones, left, and Courtney Ewing, right, new employees at Sleep Train Arena, show off their smiles and new uniforms on Oct. 23, 2013. All of the employees at the facility were fitted with new uniforms to start the upcoming NBA season. The new owners of the Kings saved about 800 jobs that would have been lost had the team relocated from Sacramento to Seattle.

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NORTH NATOMAS — When the new owners of the Sacramento Kings stopped the team from moving out of town and took control of the franchise, they effectively saved nearly 800 full-time and part-time jobs at Sleep Train Arena. For the past few months, the new owners have made on-the-court changes, installed new leaders in the […]

Local Entrepreneur on ABC’s Shark Tank

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SACRAMENTO – Local entrepreneur Chris Johnson is cooking up some serious support. Johnson’s appearance on ABC’s “Shark Tank” earned him a $300,000 package that will surely raise the profile of his invention that is taking the nation by a storm — the Rapid Ramen Cooker for Ramen noodles. At a viewing party held at Cafeteria […]