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Sharpton-West‘Showdown’ Becomes Dignified Debate

Sharpton-West‘Showdown’ Becomes Dignified Debate

By James G. Muhammad Special to NNPA from The Final Call CHICAGO—The debate about whether President Obama is doing enough for Blacks and the poor should focus on the issues, not on personalities, members of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) agreed June 24 during a forum here at their annual convention. The forum featured two prominent leaders who have been the face of the public debate, where the issues have sometimes been … Read entire article »

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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 »

Filed under: Alameda County, Business, Contra Costa County, Politics

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 »

Filed under: Alameda County, Business, Contra Costa County, Featured, Local News

MILLER: California Seniors Savings Millions under Obama’s Health Care Law

MILLER: California Seniors Savings Millions under Obama’s Health Care Law

WASHINGTON, DC – Seniors across the country, including in California, are catching a big break on their out-of-pocket prescription drug costs thanks to the historic health care law pushed through by President Obama and Democrats in Congress last year, according to new data released today by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. California seniors who are enrolled in Medicare’s prescription drug benefit who hit the ‘donut hole’ coverage gap received a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contra Costa County, Health, Local News, Politics

LORI JONES APPOINTED AS ALAMEDA COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES AGENCY DIRECTOR

LORI JONES APPOINTED AS ALAMEDA COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES AGENCY DIRECTOR

Today, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors announced its unanimous appointment of Lori Jones as Director of the Alameda County Social Services Agency (SSA), effective July 3, 2011.  Ms. Jones was appointed Interim SSA Co-Director in January 2011 while the Board conducted a national search for the permanent replacement for Yolanda Baldovinos, who retired as Director of SSA after 28 years of distinguished County service.  Board members and the County Administrator also expressed their … Read entire article »

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California Legislature Asks Governor Brown to Sign Swanson’s Landmark Child Exploitation Law

California Legislature Asks Governor Brown to Sign Swanson’s Landmark Child Exploitation Law

Unanimous and Bipartisan Support in the Assembly and Senate Propel the ACCESS Act to the Governor’s Desk Today (Sacramento, CA) – In an unusual display of bipartisanship, a bill to fight the commercial sexual exploitation of children passed the Senate today with unanimous support and now moves to the Governor’s desk for approval. AB 12, the Abolition of Child Commerce, Exploitation, and Sexual Slavery Act (the ACCESS Act), would increase the fine … Read entire article »

Filed under: Alameda County, Local News, Politics

ALAMEDA COUNTY RESPONDS TO STATE BUDGET PLAN

ALAMEDA COUNTY RESPONDS TO STATE BUDGET PLAN

ALAMEDA COUNTY RESPONDS TO STATE BUDGET PLAN Alameda County officials said Wednesday they are deeply concerned about the State budget plan passed by the Legislature, particularly about a strategy to shift more responsibility to counties for housing inmates and providing other services – even though funding to accomplish these changes is far from certain. County officials also say that additional … Read entire article »

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