State & Local News


Gunman sought after deadly shooting at Sacramento college

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Law officers searched for a gunman after one man was shot to death and two others wounded in a … »More

State Senator Jerry Hill

Legislators Join Hands in Fight to Protect School District Budget Reserves

SACRAMENTO (CBM) -A bipartisan group of lawmakers has launched a new effort to address a cap that has been placed … »More

Sacramento State University student Anthony Sadler Jr., received France's Legion d'Honneur along with three other men for stopping an would terrorist gunman assault on a train in Belgium.
(Photo courtesy of Arissa Sadler)

Oak Park Pastor Leaves Country To Be With Hero Son

OAK PARK - Shiloh Baptist Church’s Rev. Anthony Sadler Sr. left the country to meet up with his … »More

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National News


Public Offices Discriminate Against Black Americans

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – It’s an open secret that Black-sounding names can hinder employment, housing, and loan … »More

Former President Jimmy Carter (Photo by David Hume Kennerly/LBJ Foundation)

Former President Jimmy Carter to undergo radiation for cancer on his brain

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter announced Thursday that his cancer is on four small spots on his … »More


Up to 305 Clinton emails might have classified data

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department review of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails so far has found as many as 305 … »More

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Upcoming Events

1000 Volunteers Needed for United Way’s 3rd Annual Day of Caring

SACRAMENTO – A thousand volunteers are needed to spend one day caring for the community on Sept. 11 by signing up for one of 37 volunteer projects happening across the region on United Way’s 3rd … [Read More...]

(Photo by Observer Photographer Patrisha Thomas)

Widower Delivers Promise To Bring Bernice King To Area Sept. 5

SACRAMENTO - It’s been a tough eight months since his beloved wife passed away, but a local man says his faith has seen him through and is helping him fulfill her legacy. “She was my rib, my … [Read More...]

Tory Scroggins, left, and Liz Frederick, right, portray brilliant minds in the midst of racial conflict. The stage play at Celebration Arts ends Aug. 29.
(OBSERVER photo by Antonio R. Harvey)

‘My Children! My Africa!’ Offers Apartheid Insight

East Sacramento — South African playwright Athol Fugard’s “My Children! My Africa!” is a challenging script that demands the stage actors to have near-complete control of the English language … [Read More...]

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Daily Digital Empowerment Series


KEVIN CHAVOUS: How to pick a great school for your child

OPINION - One of the most important decisions a parent will make is selecting a school for their child. And when it comes to a child’s needs and learning style, a parent is the one who knows exactly … »More


LYNNIS WOODS: How To Change Your Exercise Program

OPINION - Dance classes – Dance classes are a great way to bring fun into a small, medium or large group and burn significant calories. Genres like hip hop, modern, pole dance, bellydance , and even … »More


JASON MATTHEWS: Nobody knows nothing!

OPINION - With 24-hour news and multiple new channels it seems like everybody is an expert. Let’s not forget that the vast majority of people have access to the Internet and by reading articles on a … »More

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Sports & Entertainment News

Craig DeLuz & Amy Henry sit down with legendary entertainer Ben Vereen

Ben Vereen promotes Wellness Through the Arts on Sacramento Film Works

SACRAMENTO - Legendary Actor, Entertainer and Tony Award Winner Ben Vereen made a very special visit to Sacramento recently to share his wealth of experience with local film makers and promote the Sacramento launch of his program, Wellness Through … »More

Ex-NBA star Darryl Dawkins, aka ‘Chocolate Thunder’ has died

(AP) - Darryl Dawkins, whose board-shattering dunks earned him the moniker "Chocolate Thunder" and helped pave the way for breakaway rims, has died. He was 58. The Lehigh County, Pennsylvania coroner's office said Dawkins died Thursday morning at … »More

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TV academy, actors union toast diversity at pre-Emmy party

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — With hit shows like "Empire," ''black-ish" and "How to Get Away With Murder," diversity is the new normal in TV. That was the message at a pre-Emmy party celebrating the industry's diverse talent on both sides of the … »More

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Health News


Oral Contraceptives Cut Down Endometrial Cancer Risk, Provide Long-Lasting Protection

(NNPA) - Oral contraceptives provide long-term protection against endometrial cancer, according to new research published by … »More

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Marketing Aggravates Obesity in Black Children

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Today, close to one in four Black children – as young as 2 years old – is obese. And the $161 … »More

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