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Ex-State Senator Leland Yee Pleads Guilty to Corruption & Racketeering

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An ex-California state senator pleaded guilty Wednesday to a racketeering charge in an … »More

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Black woman’s arrest on ‘lynching’ charge prompts move to amend 1933 law

SACRAMENTO (AP) — When Sacramento police arrested Black activist Maile Hampton over her role in a Black Lives … »More

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U.S. Senior Golf Off To A Hot Start at Del Paso Country Club

SACRAMENTO – In anticipation of 100-degree temperatures, the USGA has revised its U.S. Senior Open Spectator … »More

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National News

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Google apologizes after app tagged Black people ‘gorillas’

NEW YORK (AP) — Google is apologizing after reports surfaced that an automatic image-recognition feature in its … »More

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Supreme Court extends gay marriage nationwide

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the … »More

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Affordable Care Act Upheld by US Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack … »More

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Upcoming Events

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Celebrating the Contributions of Black Veterans

SACRAMENTO - The public is invited to celebrate the contributions of Black veterans with an upcoming exhibit. “We Also Served: Honoring the African American Military Experience,” a month-long … [Read More...]

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COP 2015 Charity Golf Tournament, Celebrating Our Fathers

SACRAMENTO - COP 2015 Charity Golf Tournament, Celebrating Our Fathers. A weekend celebration with Golf on Friday and Men’s Breakfast on Saturday. We are so excited about this event, all monies … [Read More...]

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Sacramento Celebrates Juneteenth 2015

SACRAMENTO - Sacramento joins cities across the country this month in celebrating freedom. A number of Juneteenth activities are planned throughout the area. We’ve compiled a list that highlights … [Read More...]

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Daily Digital Empowerment Series

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TIANA BURSE: The Gift of Ignorance

OPINION - Mark Twain once stated: "All you need is ignorance and confidence and then success is sure." A few days ago I ran across a social media pandemonium of sorts. Counting on my own level of … »More

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LYNNIS WOODS: Make You a Priority

OPINION - Can you possibly heal if you don't take care of yourself? Every woman I know takes care of this that and the other thing too besides herself! What happens when illness, fatigue, grief and … »More

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RICHARD PAN: Vaccines are safe

OPINION - When I ran for the State Senate, I pledged to work to make our communities safe and healthy. Shortly after being sworn in, measles spread from Disneyland across California and the country … »More

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Sports & Entertainment News

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Sacramento Kings Select Kentucky Big Man, Willie Cauley-Stein

NORTH NATOMAS — In the midst of thick, purple smoke swirling around All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins’ and coach George Karl’s fragmented relationship, the Sacramento Kings, with much delight, bring Willie Cauley-Stein into the fold through the … »More

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Lynching, Love, and Strong Performances Define “Levee James” Play

EAST SACRAMENTO — There are numerous stories from the Jim Crow era that express the disturbing acts of lynching and violence against southern Black people in the deep south states. Mixed in with solid performances by a cast of three dynamic … »More

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David Oyelowo creates a tortured soul in HBO’s ‘Nightingale’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO's "Nightingale" is a small film with an indelibly big performance by David Oyelowo, who plays an emotionally damaged man losing himself further after a spasm of off-camera violence. The demands of the one-character drama … »More

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Health News

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Minister Tony Muhammad Calls on Black Elected Officials to Oppose Supporting SB 277

SACRAMENTO (CBM) -  Minister Tony Muhammad, a Western Regional Representative of the Nation of Islam, decried Senate Bill … »More

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Vaccinations: Losing the Option to Opt Out

(CBM) - Singer Chaka Khan’s sister, Tammy McCrary, believes there is a link between her 17-year-old son’s Autism and a … »More

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