Higher Education Leaders to Discuss Role of Online Education in Calif.

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LOS ANGELES – Leaders in online education initiatives will convene at UCLA on January 8, 2013, to bring awareness and discuss key issues regarding the potential for online education to lower costs and improve higher education in California. The conference is sponsored by the 20 Million Minds Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to lowering the cost […]

U.S. Entrepreneurship Rates Increase

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BABSON PARK - Entrepreneurship in the United States is experiencing high growth, according to the 2011 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) U.S. Report issued today by Babson College and Baruch College. With 12.3 percent of the U.S. adult population engaged in entrepreneurial activity, the U.S. experienced a 60+ percent increase in total entrepreneurial activity (TEA) from 2010 […]

ASPiRE Announces The World Premiere Of THE ROOT 100

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ATLANTA – ASPiRE today announced the world premiere of its new original series, THE ROOT 100. Hosted by Emmy-winning television journalist and CNN Anchor Suzanne Malveaux, the weekly show is based on online news and commentary site The Root’s (www.theroot.com) fourth annual list of 100 of the most influential African-American innovators of the next generation […]

Support the Local Economy: Celebrate Small Business Saturday

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WASHINGTON – November 24 is Small Business Saturday, a day set aside to support the small businesses that play a vital role in creating jobs and economic opportunities all across the country. “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and the fabric of our communities. Over the last two decades, small and new businesses […]

How to Stay Healthy Through the Holidays

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CHICAGO – Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season and a celebratory time full of temptations and demands due to family gatherings, parties, shopping and entertaining. Unhealthy habits may be inevitable this time of year, but as the festivities commence on Thursday, Northwestern Medicine® experts say there are simple strategies to help you stay […]

Dreamworks’ How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular Comes To Sacramento

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NEW YORK – Soon, Sacramentans will experience the magic of fire-breathing dragons that soar through arena skies in DREAMWORKS’ HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR. Back in May, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., Global Creatures and S2BN Entertainment  announced HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR would be embarking on a worldwide tour following its […]

Charter School Movement Continues to Grow in California

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SACRAMENTO – The California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) today announced that 109 charter schools opened across the state for the 2012-13 school year, surpassing last year’s new charter school openings (100) and bringing the total number of charter schools in California to 1,065. In addition, enrollment grew by an unprecedented 70,000 students, or 17%, for […]

Red States Top List for Those Looking for Interracial Love

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RENO – As per usual, the 2012 election heats up to a frenzy as the country is divided between red and blue states, conservative and liberal. But the personal may not always be the political, based on recent data released by InterracialDating.com, an online dating service that specializes in connecting people who choose “character above […]

Philanthropy Directed to Black Males in U.S. Reveals Important Trends

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NEW YORK – Nearly every major indicator of economic, social, and physical well-being shows that black men and boys in the U.S. do not have access to the structural supports and opportunities needed to thrive. It is within this context that the Foundation Center and the Open Society Foundations jointly release a new report of […]

Americans Are Visiting the Doctor Less Frequently

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WASHINGTON – In 2010, working-age adults made an average of 3.9 visits to doctors, nurses or other medical providers, down from 4.8 in 2001, according to a report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Among those with at least one such visit, the average number of visits also declined, from 6.4 to 5.4 over […]