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Brown to propose $380 million tax credit for working poor

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown will propose offering a $380 million tax credit for the working poor as part of … »More

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Gov. Jerry Brown to boost school spending amid surplus

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Lawmakers expect Gov. Jerry Brown to suggest spending more tax dollars on public schools and … »More

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California Water Board: Conserve or Face New Fines

SACRAMENTO (CBM) - On May 5, the California Water Control Board approved emergency regulations designed with new … »More

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National News

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Report: Myth of the ‘Absent’ Black Dad Refuted

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Contrary to the myth, though Black men are more likely to live apart from their children than … »More

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After Charges Filed and Curfew Lifted, Baltimore Regroups

BALTIMORE (NNPA) – Friday afternoon was clear and cool enough for a light jacket, although most people wore … »More

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Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general

WASHINGTON (AP) — Loretta Lynch won confirmation as the nation's first black female attorney general Thursday … »More

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Upcoming Events

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Second Annual Sacramento Black Book Fair

SACRAMENTO - The Sacramento Black Book Fair (SBBF) needs book lovers and civic-minded folks to assist in making the second annual event of its kind in this region a stellar success. This event will be … [Read More...]


44th Annual Black Family at UC Davis

DAVIS - The Black students of UC Davis want the community to know that Black lives have always mattered and continue a 44-year tradition of highlighting that fact with an on-campus celebration that … [Read More...]

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Kids Fun Days

The weather’s warming up and it’s time for some fun in the sun. Mario B Productions presents “Kids Fun Days” May 16-17. The event will be held both Saturday and Sunday at 3801 Florin … [Read More...]

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Daily Digital Empowerment Series


TIANA BURSE: Are You Afraid To Try?

OPINION - Samuel Beckett once stated: "Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better." I was engaged in a conversation last night with someone near and dear to my heart. … »More


LYNNIS WOODS: How to get your mojo back when you feel like it’s lost

OPINION - I just came back from a two-week bout with the cold and flu.  As I think about it now I realize that I started feeling poorly when I lost my "mojo."  What is my definition of "mojo”? … »More


KEVIN CHAVOUS: The Missing Link in Baltimore: Education

OPINION - On a recent episode of "The View," Whoopi Goldberg asked 16-year-old Michael Singleton why he was throwing rocks and rioting in the streets of Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray before … »More

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Sports & Entertainment News

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‘King of the Blues’ blues legend B.B. King dead at age 89

LAS VEGAS (AP) — B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He was 89. His … »More

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Best of Enemies Play Forges An Alliance

EAST SACRAMENTO — Entertainer, singer and Elly Award Best Supporting Actress, Voress Franklin, could not hold back her tears after she finished a Saturday evening show of the stage play, “Best of Enemies” at Celebration Arts … »More

Elk Grove's Pleasant Grove High School standout and University of Oregon football star Arik Armstead, left, was picked No. 17 in the first round of the NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers on April 30. Armstead is shown here with his father Guss Armstead, right, at a fitness complex in Rancho Cordova, Calif., a day before the draft.
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Arik Armstead and Shaq Thompson Picked In the 1st Round of NFL Draft

ELK GROVE — There were numerous speculations that the San Francisco 49ers would draft Arik Armstead in the first round if he was available. The 6-foot-7, 292-pounds defensive player was there for the taking and the Carolina sneaked Grant … »More

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Health News

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Black Infant Health Aims to Improve Health Among African American Mothers

ARDEN-ARCADE — When Alexis Senegal, already four months pregnant, arrived in Sacramento three years ago from the Bay Area, … »More


More and More Senior Citizens Maintaining an Active Sex Life

(NNPA) - The month of May is designated “Older Americans” Month. This little-known designation is not new. Initially … »More

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