State & Local News


California Legislature approves gun measures before break

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. (AP) - The California Legislature on Thursday sent Gov. Jerry Brown 12 gun-control measures as … »More


Oakland council bans coal shipments, citing health risks

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland City Council voted unanimously Monday night to kill a plan to use a proposed … »More


State Agency Sued Over Questionable Bidding Process

(CBM) - When Ramsell Corp., an Oakland-based and African American owned company that provides health services to … »More

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National News

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Human Rights Campaign shows support for “Common Sense” gun control

(NNPA) - The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a civil rights advocacy group and political lobbying organization for the … »More

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Lewis drama in Congress taken from civil rights playbook

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernard Lafayette was all smiles as he watched his civil rights comrade John Lewis commandeer … »More


For minorities, pain is severe decade after housing peaked

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the U.S. housing bubble peaked a decade ago, soon to burst with far-reaching consequences, … »More

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Upcoming Events


Three day Civics Bootcamp teaches youth the inner workings of government

SACRAMENTO - The Black Youth Leadership Project (BYLP) presents its Civics Bootcamp, a three day program for high school students July 5-7. The bootcamp will provide an intensive hands-on opportunity … [Read More...]


Kandace Springs to perform at Folsom Lake College

FOLSOM - She counts Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Roberta Flack, and Norah Jones as her heroes, but she’s got a rich sound all her own. Singer, songwriter and pianist Kandace … [Read More...]

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Project1VOICE/1Play/1Day promotes “Keeping Black Theatre Alive”

Images Theatre Company, Celebration Arts, Crocker Art Museum, GOS" Art Gallery Studio, and Sojourner Truth Multicultural Art Museum are all collaborating and participating in Project1VOICE/1Play/1Day, … [Read More...]

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Daily Digital Empowerment Series


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


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


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

Politically charged BET Awards honor Prince, Muhammad Ali

(AP) - A politically charged BET Awards delivered an exciting night of tributes for Prince and Muhammad Ali between calls for action over gun violence, civil rights and presidential politics. These are the top moments from Sunday's awards show held … »More

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Sacramento Kings Flip No. 8 Pick Into Three First-Round Sections In The NBA Draft

NORTH NATOMAS — The Sacramento Kings were busy and active for the 2016 NBA Draft. With the No. 8 pick going into the draft, the Kings walked out of the first round with three selections, adding two guards and two centers. With the No. 8 overall … »More


Kings Summer

(SACRAMENTO) - The Sacramento Kings will field a team to compete in the 2016 Samsung NBA Summer League in Las Vegas from July 8 to 18 at the Thomas and Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Sacramento will … »More

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Health News


State Agency Sued Over Questionable Bidding Process

(CBM) - When Ramsell Corp., an Oakland-based and African American owned company that provides health services to California … »More


Community Launches Program & Announces Partners To Reduce African-American Child Deaths

Approximately $2.1 million Awarded to New Community-Based Grantees Throughout Sacramento County SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, … »More

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