Blacks Missing Out on ‘Obamacare’ Savings

According to the AJS report, more than 40 percent of Black enrollees and more than half of White enrollees didn’t know which services were covered under their health plans and which services they would pay for out-of-pocket. (Stock Image)

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Even as health care costs continue to cause concerns for the poor, nearly 40 percent African Americans and about half of Whites didn’t know that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can help those that need it the most to cover some of those costs. According to the new report by the Alliance […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Black Educators discuss how to educate underserved students

Corey Jackson Riverside area 100 Black Men lead his panel that covered best practices to reach African American youth.

SAN DIEGO (CBM)- Over 500 educators, parents, and stakeholders attended the annual California Association of African-American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA) last week in San Diego. The conference aims to convene education experts and stakeholders to help better understand best strategies for African American and other underserved students. African-American, Hispanic, and low-income or low-language students are […]

TIANA BURSE: Wake Up With Purpose

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OPINION – Confucius once stated: “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” The number one question that I get asked on a daily basis is: “How did I manage to turn my passions into full-time income?” Every time I am asked this thought-provoking question, my […]

KEVIN CHAVOUS: Educating the Kids Nobody Wants

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OPINION – After giving a recent education reform speech in Georgia, a thirty-something man approached me to discuss my views on the increasing school expulsion rate for kids, particularly boys of color. He told me that his wife was a special education teacher; that she worked with troubled kids and she had developed a close […]

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 […]