Two Groups Announce Plan to Boost Spending Among Blacks

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Black Chambers (USBC) and the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators, and Developers (NABHOOD) are formally partnering to make sure that a significant portion of the $40 billion African Americans spend each year on travel and tourism remains in Black hands. The partnership was launched last week at the start […]

African American Women’s Health Legacy Program Hosts Annual R. Kelley Farm Tour & Picnic

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SACRAMENTO – A local organization is inviting members of the public to get on the bus–the destination, healthier living. The African American Women’s Health Legacy (AAWHL) Program hosts its Annual R. Kelley Farm Tour and Picnic on Saturday, August 2 and is now taking signups for those who want to participate. Join AAWHL from 10:00 […]

Plan to Split California Could Go to Voters

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SACRAMENTO — Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper began submitting signatures Tuesday for a ballot initiative that would ask voters to split California into six separate states, a move he said would create governments that are more manageable and responsive to residents’ needs. Draper and a bipartisan team of political consultants delivered what he said […]

Thunder Valley Summer Concert Series Features R&B Favorites

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LINCOLN – Music and entertainment fans can hit the jackpot with a stellar lineup of shows set for the coming months at the Thunder Valley Casino and Resort in nearby Lincoln. R&B crooner George Benson is scheduled to appear in concert on Saturday, July 26. Benson’s show is set to begin in the Outdoor Amphitheatre […]

Sacramento Kings Unveil Commemorative 30th Anniversary Logo

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NORTH NATOMAS — The Sacramento Kings unveiled this week a special anniversary logo and corresponding video (http://www.nba.com/kings/kings-30th-anniversary) to celebrate the team’s upcoming 30th season in Sacramento. Selected by season-ticket holders in an online survey, the logo incorporates the same font and color scheme used by the Kings during the inaugural 1985-86 season until May 22, […]

JASON MATHEWS: The Big White Elephant in The Room

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OPINION – There is a Big White Elephant in the Room which is putting a dampening on the United States Economy. You don’t hear Economist, Federal Reserve, Congress or even the White House talk about it. You’re probably wondering what the White Elephant is? The Big White Elephant in the Room is INFLATION! The definition […]

SIMEON GANT: Greening Low Income Communities

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OPINION – California’s landmark Greenhouse Gas reduction initiative is considered the largest pot of money slated for minority communities in the state’s history. This year’s budget included $872 million from the cap-and-trade proceeds and earmarked 25 percent of that to benefit disadvantaged communities. For the past few years the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard […]

Former Speaker Perez Seeks Recount in California Controller Race

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SACRAMENTO – Former Assembly Speaker John Perez said Sunday he will request a recount of votes cast in the June 3 primary contest for state controller, in which preliminary results show he does not have enough votes to advance to the November general election. Vote tallies submitted so far to the secretary of state’s office […]

Employement Numbers for Blacks Best in Six years

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WASHINGTON – The Black unemployment rate hit a six-year low in June, dipping below 11 percent for the first time since August 2008. Last week, the Labor Department reported that the Black jobless rate was 10.7 percent in June, compared to the White unemployment rate, which was 5.3 percent. The unemployment rate for Black men […]

Darren Collison Agrees to Sign With Kings; 3-year Deal Worth $16 million

NORTH NATOMAS — The Sacramento Kings made their first move since the free-agent period opened July 1 by agreeing to sign former Los Angeles Clippers’ point guard Darren Collison to a reportedly three-year deal worth $16 million. According to the Los Angeles Times, all three years of the deal is expected to be guaranteed. The […]