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NNPA 2011 Merit Awards Goes “Hollywood” with “Shaft” As Emcee

NNPA 2011 Merit Awards Goes “Hollywood” with “Shaft” As Emcee

Merit Awards Goes “Hollywood”with “Shaft” as Emcee By Geneva Topps Special to the NNPA from The Chicago Crusader There was an air of “Hollywood” in Chicago when the National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation (NNPAF) held its annual “Merit Awards” gala at the National Newspaper Publishers Association convention. Held at the historic Parkway Ballroom guests at the gala walked the red carpet into the beautifully appointed grand … Read entire article »

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Black Newspaper Publishers Conference Brings Out Black Leaders

Black Newspaper Publishers Conference Brings Out Black Leaders

NNPA Chairman Danny Bakewell Sr. Passes Mantle of Leadership to Arizona’s Cloves Campbell Jr. By Jasmyne A. Cannick NNPA National Correspondent CHICAGO, IL – Led by Chairman and Sentinel publisher Danny Bakewell Sr., over 200 Black newspaper publishers from all over the country gathered at Chicago’s legendary Drake Hotel for several days of robust conversations on the future … Read entire article »

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SWANSON HONORS LOCAL OAKLAND BUSINESSMAN FOR STELLAR WORK

SWANSON HONORS LOCAL OAKLAND BUSINESSMAN FOR STELLAR WORK

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – During the California Small Business Day reception this week in Sacramento, Assemblymember Sandré R. Swanson (D-Alameda) honored local businessman Tom W. Williams, Jr. with the small business award for his significant leadership as Chief Executive Officer and founder of the accounting firm Williams, Adler & Company. California Small Business Day was sponsored by the California Small Business Association and well-attended by Members of both houses of the Legislature, including Senate President pro tem Darrell Steinberg and Speaker … Read entire article »

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Lucasey Manufacturing is SBA’s Family-Owned Small Business of the Year

Lucasey Manufacturing is SBA’s Family-Owned Small Business of the Year

Oakland firm in the same family since 1954 SAN FRANCISCO – An Oakland manufacturing plant that started in 1954 making television mounting systems has been named the Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Small Business of the Year by SBA’s San Francisco district office which covers 13 counties in Northern California. Lucasey Manufacturing Corporation was founded by Italian immigrant Joe Lucasey when he first made a television table in his Alameda … Read entire article »

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Assemblymember Nancy Skinner Announces Transportation Fuel Diversity

From the Globe News Desk(SACRAMENTO, CA)– Assemblymember NancySkinner (D–Berkeley) announcedtoday that she isauthoring legislation to diversifythe fuel mix Californiansrely on for theirtransportation needs. Havingaccess to a range of fuels willgreatly reduce California’sreliance on imported oil.Assembly Bill 638, theTransportation Fuel DiversityAct, will increase California’s self-reliance by reducingpetroleum consumptionto 15% below the 2003 level fuel usage to 26% by 2022. “Californians overwhelminglyrely on a single fuelsource, petroleum, for 93%of our transportation energyneeds,” said Skinner. “Relianceon petroleum for transportationleaves businessesand consumers vulnerable toprice spikes, like we’ve seenat the pumps over the lastfew weeks. AB 638 createsa diverse transportation fuelportfolio to cushion Californiansagainst this.” Skinnernotes that the TransportationFuel Diversity Act toucheson national security, economic,and environmental issues.According to the CaliforniaEnergy Commission(CEC), imports account forhalf of California’s oil consumption.With the unrestand instability in foreignoil-supplying nations, California’sreliance on … Read entire article »

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