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Fresno shooter has Sacramento connection

FRESNO (CBM) -Fresno is the latest scene of a mass shooting since last week’s fatal shooting at a San Bernardino … »More

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CA Republicans Strike Working-class Tone During Gas Tax Debate

SACRAMENTO (CBM) - Last week, the California legislature voted to approve a $52 billion transportation bill that … »More

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Sacramento officer seen on video punching jaywalker in face

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California police officer seen on video hurling a jaywalker to the ground and … »More

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National News

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Senate GOP invokes ‘nuclear’ option, clearing way for Trump SCOTUS pick

(AP) - Furious Democrats objected until the end, but their efforts to block Judge Neil Gorsuch failed as expected. … »More

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2 women charge racial discrimination at Fox News

NEW YORK (AP) — Two Black women who work at Fox News Channel have charged in a lawsuit that they were subjected … »More

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#BlackWomenAtWork highlights daily challenge of race, gender

(AP) - A pair of testy exchanges between high-profile Black women and white men in the political spotlight launched … »More

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Upcoming Events

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Third Annual Community Read-In Project needs volunteer readers

In an effort to spread the joy of reading, the organizers of the Fourth Annual Sacramento Black Book Fair are hosting a number of community read-in sessions. Organizers are seeking volunteer … [Read More...]

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NAACP 35th Annual Prayer Breakfast

SACRAMENTO - The Greater Sacramento National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) celebrates its 35th Annual Prayer Breakfast on Friday, April 14. The prayer breakfast is … [Read More...]

Second Annual African American Nonprofit Convening

Second Annual African American Non-profit Convening

SACRAMENTO - Organizations founded and operated by African Americans play a vital role in the life of our communities. A local group, the Black United Fund of Sacramento Valley, Inc. seeks to help … [Read More...]

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Daily Digital Empowerment Series

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RICHARD PAN: Recruiting to Fill California’s Diversity Gap

OPINION - I have been fighting for a state workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and community. With many state workers approaching retirement and an increase in available state jobs, I … »More

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ROBERT WOODS: The Stock Market (Cont.)

OPINION - In a prior article I talked about the Stock Market and their components. We will continue where we left off with a discussion about Stock Market Management and Market Capitalization. … »More

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TIANA BURSE: How To Overcome Life’s Challenges

OPINION - "Don't give up just because things are hard." - Anonymous Over the last 11 years I have found myself in a mental place where I didn't know if I could handle another life challenge or … »More

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Sports & Entertainment News

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez dead after hanging self in cell

BOSTON (AP) — Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in his prison cell early Wednesday while serving a life sentence for murder, authorities said. Hernandez, 27, was found by guards at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley … »More

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Golden State’s Durant Gets 32 Points, Beat Portland 121-109

OAKLAND, Calif. - Kevin Durant had 32 points, 10 rebounds, and two assists and Draymond Green had 19 points, 12 rebounds, and nine assists to give the Golden State Warriors a 109-121 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in the first game of Round … »More

Comedian Charlie Murphy, brother of Eddie, dies at 57

NEW YORK (AP) — Charlie Murphy, the older brother of Eddie Murphy and a comic performer in his own right who turned encounters with Rick James and Prince into standout sketches on "Chappelle's Show," has died. He was 57. Murphy died Wednesday in … »More

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Health News

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American Health Care Act hist major roadblock after bad CBO numbers

(NNPA) - Less than a day after the Congressional Budget Office released an analysis of the “American Health Care Act of … »More

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Area Zumba instructors host “Let’s Move” Dance Fitness Fundraiser

OAK PARK - In a nod to former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama and her public health campaign, local fitness advocates are … »More

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