California Health Plans Offer New Expanded Coverage and Competitive Rates to Individuals through “Covered California”

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SACRAMENTO – Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange, announced today the participating health plans and proposed rates that will be available for individuals and families. This announcement provides tangible evidence of the individual market’s transformation under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and reveals a competitive market that will offer consumers a wide range of […]

Blue Diamond Growers Expands In Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO – “Every major innovation in almonds has come from Blue Diamond,” explained Blue Diamond President and CEO, Mark Jansen, at the opening of the 6,500 square-foot Almond Innovation Center. “As a result, we are expanding our Sacramento headquarters to include the world’s only research center dedicated to designing cutting-edge almond products.” Blue Diamond, a […]

Study: Voter ID Laws Disproportionately Impacted Black & Latino Youth Voters

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WASHINGTON – At polling places in November, Latinos and African Americans under age 30 were disproportionately asked for identification, even in states that do not have voter ID laws. Overall, 17.3 percent of Black youth and 8.1 percent of Latino youth reported that the lack of required identification prevented them from voting, compared to just […]

Fox Launches Innovative Partnership with Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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LOS ANGELES – Fox today announced a transformative new partnership with the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) designed to further the development of diverse voices across the company’s entertainment businesses. The FOX/HBCU Media Alliance (FHMA) will bring HBCU students, faculty and alumni together with executives from Fox’s media and entertainment businesses in an effort […]

Fewer Americans Have Bad Credit

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ATLANTA – The number of consumers with subprime credit scores is shrinking across the country, according to new data from Equifax. The total number of consumers with Equifax credit scores below 620 fell 2.1%, or by about 1 million consumers, in the third quarter of 2012 versus the third quarter of 2011.  The overall share […]

Report Declares High College Failure Rate a National Crisis

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WASHINGTON – Facing a growing national crisis in which 46 percent of those who enter a U.S. college fail to graduate within six years, a first-of-its kind coalition of national leaders issued a call to action to make the financial aid system work better for students and the country. The double jeopardy of declining college affordability […]

Inaugural Ball Featuring Vivian Green Supports HBCU Students

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WASHINGTON – The HBCU Inaugural Gala Ball returns on Sunday, January 20, 2013 with their 2nd presidential inaugural celebration in the swank Grand Ballroom of the Sphinx Club located at 1315 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005. Commencing at 8:00PM in the evening, R&B chanteuse, Vivian Green (Emotional Rollercoaster) will headline the formal affair with […]

USPS Honors 150th Anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation

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WASHINGTON- With this 2013 stamp, the U.S. Postal Service commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, which President Abraham Lincoln signed on Jan. 1, 1863. To commemorate this milestone, the Postal Service introduced a limited-edition Forever Stamp today at The National Archives in Washington, D.C., which houses the historic document. The Emancipation Proclamation Forever […]

Clean Energy Sacramento Reaches Key Milestones

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SACRAMENTO – The City of Sacramento and Ygrene Energy Fund, a leading provider of clean energy finance programs for local governments, today announced reaching several key milestones as part of the launch of Clean Energy Sacramento. Most notably, the initiative’s Energy Savings Opportunity Program assessed 15 commercial and multi-family properties which led to $22M in […]

Negro Baseball League Playing Cards Launched

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NATIONWIDE- The United States Playing Card Company (USPC), makers of Bicycle® Playing Cards, is proud to announce the launch of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Playing Card Deck. Bicycle® Playing Cards has partnered with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum by donating $0.15 per deck sold. “The mission of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is to […]