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Obama Turns to Black Radio to Plead for Midterm Votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for midterm votes, a targeted approach to drum up Democratic … (Read More...)

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Time For Hip-Hop Artists to Stand For Black Community

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., members of the Black community … (Read More...)

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Justice is Served: Jordan Davis’ Killer To Be Jailed For Life

OPINION (NNPA) - Justice for 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who was murdered by Michael Dunn in Jacksonville, Fla., in 2012 in a dispute over loud music … (Read More...)

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Film Review: Dear White People

NATIONWIDE (NNPA)- “Dear White people: The minimum requirement of Black friends needed to not seem racist has just been raised…to two.” Biting … (Read More...)

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Twin Rivers School Board Member Pleads ‘No Contest’

NORTH SACRAMENTO - In a Sacramento County courtroom Wednesday, Oct. 15, Twin Rivers Unified School District board member Cortez Ledon Quinn plead no … (Read More...)

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Twin Rivers School Board Member Pleads ‘No Contest’

NORTH SACRAMENTO - In a Sacramento County courtroom Wednesday, Oct. 15, Twin Rivers Unified School District board … »More

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100 Black Men of Sacramento Hosts 17th Annual “Youth & The Law” Forum

SACRAMENTO - Young people and their interaction with law enforcement has been making national headlines for months. … »More

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Dr. George C. Fraser Speaks in Sacramento at Indivizible

SACRAMENTO - He’s the epitome of struggle and success. The Indivizible Speakers Series welcomes Dr. George C. … »More

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President Barack Obama visits with students and counselors from William R. Harper High School in Chicago, Ill., in the Oval Office, June 5, 2013. First Lady Michelle Obama met with the students in April 2013 to discuss youth violence. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Students from William R. Harper High School in Chicago, Ill., listen as President Barack Obama talks with them about the Emancipation Proclamation hanging in the Oval Office, June 5, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Is ‘Brother’s Keeper’ Keeping Out Community Groups?

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In an effort to spark innovation at the local level to improve life outcomes for young men … »More

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Justice is Served: Jordan Davis’ Killer To Be Jailed For Life

OPINION (NNPA) - Justice for 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who was murdered by Michael Dunn in Jacksonville, Fla., in … »More

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Sacramento Native Cornel West Arrested in Ferguson Protests

FERGUSON (AP) — Pounding rain and tornado watches didn’t deter hundreds of protesters Monday outside Ferguson … »More

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Darla Givens & Tia Ewing Join The Salvation Army Women’s Auxilary for Helping Handbags Fundraiser

SACRAMENTO - When it comes to helping the community, they’ve got it in the “bag.” The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary will host the 10th annual Helping Handbags luncheon and auction on … [Read More...]

Who Wants To Help End Domestic Violence?

SACRAMENTO - Organizers of a local event are seeking a show of 'hands,' asking, "who wants to help end domestic violence?" The event, “Hands Down: Anti-Domestic Violence Showcase” is scheduled … [Read More...]

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Guild Theater Hosts Screening of “Freeway: Crack In The System”

OAK PARK - A premiere screening of the film, “Freeway: Crack In The System” will be shown at the Guild Theater on Saturday, October 11. Hosted by Craig J. Jackson and the 916 Hollywood … [Read More...]

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TIANA BURSE: Are You Insane?

OPINION - They say the definition of insanity is: “doing the same things over and over again and expecting different results.” With so many opportunities in this world to achieve a life worth … »More

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TIANA BURSE: Many Little Stories

OPINION - Lao Tzu once stated: “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in … »More

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DAVID FONTAINE: The Credit Score, Your Financial Driver’s License

OPINION - While speaking with a young lady at church one Sunday, she mentioned that she was looking to purchase a condo and was seeking guidance on how to proceed. I asked her did she know her credit … »More

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Time For Hip-Hop Artists to Stand For Black Community

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., members of the Black community and independent artists continue to call on mainstream rappers and entertainers to use their … »More

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Film Review: Dear White People

NATIONWIDE (NNPA)- “Dear White people: The minimum requirement of Black friends needed to not seem racist has just been raised…to two.” Biting satire abounds in this witty, edgy ode to racism in the age of Obama. In his debut feature film, … »More

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Kings Beat Raptors 113-106 For First Preseason Victory

NORTH NATOMAS — DeMarcus Cousins had 19 points, four rebounds, three steals and two blocks to lead the Sacramento Kings to a 113-106 victory over the Toronto Raptors Tuesday night in preseason action. Omri Casspi came off the bench to score 15 … »More

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Health News

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Triple Negative Breast Cancer Impacts Women of Color

OPINION (NNPA) - Every October, people lace up their sneakers and walk to support efforts to find a cure for breast cancer. … »More

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US Steps Up Response as Ebola Worries Grow

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials said Thursday they still don't know how two Dallas nurses caught Ebola from a … »More

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