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 […]

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Filming of ‘Get Hard’

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NEW ORLEANS (NNPA) – The comedy Get Hard, scheduled for release March 27, co-stars Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. The shoot took place in New Orleans. A visit to the film’s production studios in there found Ferrell and Hart deep in their craft of making comedy mountains out of molehills. The plot centers on a […]

California Dental Association Foundation offers free dental care

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SACRAMENTO – The California Dental Association Foundation (CDA) is offering free dental care to those who need it on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28. CDA Cares-Sacramento will be held at Cal Expo-Building D, 1600 Exposition Drive. Services offered include cleaning, fillings, extractions, temporary partial dentures, dentures, and health education. Participants can also get […]

Ambassador Andrew Young to speak at Indivizible

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OAK PARK — IndiviZible’s Speaker Series welcomes former U.S. Ambassador Andrew J. Young, Jr., as its guest on Wednesday, March 25, at the Guild Theatre in Oak Park. Sacramento Mayor will conduct a 0ne-on-one, talk show format with Young. Ticket prices for this event varies up to $20 and runs from 6:00 p.m.to 7:30 p.m. […]

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, […]

NUL Report: Black America Remains in Crisis

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WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When it comes to the equality in America, a new report by the National Urban League says that Blacks are missing nearly 30 percent of the pie. The annual State of Black America (SOBA) report compared how well Blacks were doing in economics, health, education, social justice and civic engagement. In the […]

McClatchy Girls head to State Championships. Sac High Boys head home

Oak Ridge's Isamar Conde, right, defends McClatchy's Alex Washington, left, during the D-1 Nor Cal Championships at Sleep Train Arena on March 21. McClatchy won the game 58-49 and will play for the state title next week in Berkeley.
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NORTH NATOMAS — Sacramento’s C.K. McClatchy High’s varsity girls basketball team is on its way to the state championships at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley on March 28. C.K. McClatchy won the Division I NorCal Championships by beating El Dorado Hill’s Oak Ridge 58-49 in a spirited game at Sleep Train Arena on March 21. This […]

Sac High Earns Trip to NorCal Championships

Sacramento High School head coach Derek Swafford and his varsity Dragons watch the last seconds of their game against St. Mary's of Stockton. Sac High won the game 85-60 and will advance to the D-2 Nor Cal Championship game on March 21.
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OAK PARK — Sacramento High School’s boys basketball team beat St. Mary’s of Stockton 85-60 March 17 to earn a trip to the Division II Nor Cal Championships at Sleep Train Arena. Sac High will face the Archbishop Mitty Monarchs for the Nor Cal title on March 21 at Sleep Train Arena. The Monarchs downed […]

Obama says he’s prepared to fight GOP over education

President Barack Obama visits with students and counselors from William R. Harper High School in Chicago, Ill., in the Oval Office, June 5, 2013. First Lady Michelle Obama met with the students in April 2013 to discuss youth violence. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Students from William R. Harper High School in Chicago, Ill., listen as President Barack Obama talks with them about the Emancipation Proclamation hanging in the Oval Office, June 5, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pointing to increased high school graduation rates, President Barack Obama said Monday he’s prepared to fight with Republicans for school funding and his education priorities rather than risk going backward. The president said he hopes that Republican lawmakers focus on educating every child and not shifting money away from needy districts. He’s […]

Susan G. Komen offers free mammograms

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SACRAMENTO – A free mammogram screening will be held on Saturday, April 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Planned Parenthood, located at 201 29th Street, Suite B, courtesy of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Participants must be uninsured or underinsured, age 40 or over, low income, and have not had a mammogram in […]