JASON MATTHEWS: What is Mortgage Protection Insurance?

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OPINION – Generally speaking, mortgage protection insurance will cover your monthly mortgage bill in the event that you become disabled, for various lengths of time also pay off your entire loan should you pass away. How does it Work? If you purchase mortgage protection insurance that pays off your loan in the event of your […]

TIANA BURSE: Don’t ask why

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OPINION – William Morris once stated: “The true secret to happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of life.” I think we can all agree that life itself carries a certain level of mystery, an uncovered beauty that so many of us have not yet seen. I say “not yet seen” […]

Local Organizer On Her Way To Ferguson To Assists Youth

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SACRAMENTO — Sacramento Area Congregations Together (ACT) Community Organizer Danielle Williams is on her way to Ferguson, Missouri, to assist in social justice and political activities. Williams, 29, will depart Sacramento on Aug. 31 and should return by Sept. 1. ACT, is a member of the PICO National Network (People Improving Communities Through Organizing), which […]

United Way Seeks Volunteers for “2nd Annual Day of Caring”

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SACRAMENTO – Five hundred local residents are needed to spend one day caring for the community on Sept. 12 by signing up for one of 31 volunteer projects happening across the region on United Way’s 2nd Annual Day of Caring, sponsored by Nationwide. The event, which kicks off the fall fundraising campaign, will start at […]

Neslon Murder Trial Ends in Three Guilty Verdicts

Richard Nelson Jr., right, leaves the Sacramento County Courthouse with family members on Aug. 20, 2014, after hearing that three men were convicted of killing his sister Monique R. Nelson on Dec. 14, 2014. Ms. Nelson died shielding her two-year-old son from a hail of gunfire outside of South Sacramento barbershop.
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DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO — A Sacramento jury of seven women and five men found two brothers guilty of first-degree murder and one man of voluntary manslaughter for the killing of Monique Nelson outside of a Sacramento barbershop on Dec. 14, 2010. A fourth man on trial was acquitted of all charges in the murder case. The […]

ROBERT WOODS: You Are In It for the Long Term

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OPINION – In prior articles, I talked about Investing Today for a Secure Tomorrow and Gauging Your Attitude on Investment Risk as it pertains to a Defined Contribution Plan (DC Plan). In a nutshell, you are a DC Plan for the long term. This not a Vacation Plan, nor is it a Christmas Club Saving […]

Blacks Suffer Because Shortage of Organ Donors

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WASHINGTON – At the start of 2002, Everett Lee, 57 at the time, considered himself “healthier than all get out.” So when he found himself winded with the smallest tasks, he knew something was wrong. He scheduled a physical with his doctor as soon as possible, including blood work, EKG, and x-ray. “[My doctor] said, […]

EPA to Require Air Pollution Measurements in Black Communities

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WASHINGTON – For the first time, the Environmental Protection Agency may require oil refineries to regularly measure the air quality at their perimeters. These fence line measurements will give surrounding communities – largely low-income communities of color – data on the level of pollution they are exposed to each day. The EPA’s proposed rule changes […]

See The Smithsonian’s African American Art Collection at The Crocker Art Museum

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SACRAMENTO – The Crocker Art Museum continues to draw the community in to see and discuss the traveling exhibit, “African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond.” The exhibit, drawn entirely from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s rich collection of African American art, is on display at the downtown museum through September 21. […]

Author & Entrepreneur John Hope Bryant to Speak at Indivizible

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OAK PARK – He’s advised three U.S. presidents, has graced national magazine covers and has been lauded by media mogul Oprah Winfrey. Entrepreneur, author and philanthropist John Hope Bryant returns to Sacramento on Monday, August 18 to share wisdom derived from years on the front lines of the fight for African American inclusion and equality. […]