Education Reformer Michelle Rhee Speaks Locally

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SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Speakers Series brings Michelle Rhee to the stage on Tuesday, January 29th when she speaks at the Community Center Theater. Rhee, an education reform advocate as well as Founder and CEO of StudentsFirst, will be an appearance not to be missed as her work often provokes many differing thoughts and opinions […]

Calif. Bill Could Help The Unemployed Build Their Own Small Businesses

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SACRAMENTO – Imagine someone over 55 years old, he/she was laid off and jobs like theirs have disappeared. So what to do? Start a small business. California Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada (D–Davis) introduced AB 152 today that was sponsored by CAMEO, the California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity. The bill creates a Self-Employment Assistance program that […]

Young Entrepreneurs to Participate in California’s First-Ever Business Plan Competition

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STATEWIDE – The first-ever California statewide business plan competition has officially launched. The competition is encouraging California’s young people, between the ages of 14 and 27, to write a business plan and compete to win a combined cash prize of $15,000. The competition has been branded as the “BEC Boost.” The BEC, an initiative of […]

Black-Owned Business Helps Major Media Companies Deliver Positive Programming

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WASHINGTON – By now you may have seen PBS’s dynamic new program Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., which premiered in late March. But you may not know that a small, minority business enterprise based in Washington, D.C., is a genetic force helping media powerhouses deliver ground-breaking genealogy programming. Starting with African American […]

Two Former White House Advisors Talk Politics, Policy & Presidental Race

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SACRAMENTO – Former Presidential advisers Paul Begala and Ari Fleischer will share the same stage on Monday, April 16 in Sacramento, discussing their insights as California moves toward its June presidential primary and the 2012 presidential election. The engaging team of Fleischer and Begala will appear at the Scottish Rite Temple in Sacramento for the […]

20th Anniversary of Los Angeles Riots Observed

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RIVERSIDE – The 1992 Los Angeles riots fundamentally changed how Korean Americans view themselves and their role in local politics and multiethnic, multiracial coalitions. Scholars and community activists will examine the social, political and cultural implications of the riots in a daylong conference on April 28. The event commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Los […]