State & Local News


Audit says California jail releases jumped 37 percent after realignment

SACRAMENTO -- The number of inmates being released by county jails increased by 37 percent statewide during the … »More

Eric Guerra successfully beat Bruce Pomer for the Sacramento City Council District 6 seat in the special election held on April 7.
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Eric Guerra Claims City Council District 6 Seat

EAST SACRAMENTO — Eric Guerra had little trouble beating two-time candidate Bruce Pomer for the vacant Sacramento … »More


Meeting to discuss the disproportionate Black child deaths postponed

SACRAMENTO - Black children’s lives matter. A Blue Ribbon Commission on Disproportionate African American Child … »More

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National News

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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


MLB racial and gender hiring numbers remain stagnant

ORLANDO (AP) - Major League Baseball maintained its grades for its racial and gender hiring practices, while its … »More


Chicago offers $5.5 million ‘reparations’ package to police torture victims

CHICAGO (AP) — Victims of police torture under former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge would share $5.5 … »More

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Upcoming Events

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Genesis Missionary Baptist Church Celebrates 25 Years

MEADOWVIEW - Genesis Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 25th anniversary April 25-26, marking more than two decades of faith, family, empowerment and service. Genesis was started on April … [Read More...]


CA Black Chamber Announces African American Leadership “Economic Issues Forum”

SACRAMENTO - The California Black Chamber of Commerce Foundation (CBCCF) announces its African American Leadership “Economic Issues Forum” organized to address social, civic and economic … [Read More...]

Easter events planned throughout Sacramento

Sacramento comes alive with the spirit of Easter as churches and community-based organizations host events and activities for the holiday. Below is a brief list of local events. The largest egg hunt … [Read More...]

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Daily Digital Empowerment Series


TIANA BURSE: Who Do You Want To Become

OPINION - "Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together" - James Cash Penney Over the last few years I have had the privilege of speaking with and even coaching … »More


DAVID FONTAINE: The Black Church: A Solution for Economic Empowerment

OPINION - We have heard all the statistics about the conditions of African Americans. Twenty five percent of African Americans lives below the poverty line compared to eight percent of whites. Our … »More


TIANA BURSE: How Are You Impacting Others

OPINION - "Every day there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact" -Unknown Earlier this morning I received an email from an online magazine that … »More

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Sports & Entertainment News

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BET Enters The Boxing Arena With Roc Nation Sports Alliance

NEW YORK (AP) — BET is storming out of its corner with its first-ever rounds of professional boxing. The network, which has traditionally programmed entertainment, music, news and public affairs for the African-American audience, , told The … »More

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‘Black Panther Party’ Film Seeks Wider Audience

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, the first feature-length film to focus on the origin and downfall of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense is making waves in the film community. It’s been a breakout entry at … »More



MEDIA MUSCLE AFRICAN AMERICAN FINALISTS NEED MILLIONS OF VOTES Message from Executive Publisher of the LA Sentinel & Chairman Emeritus of NNPA, Danny J. Bakewell, Sr.: Message from Executive Publisher of the LA Sentinel &; Chairman … »More

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Health News

According to the AJS report, more than 40 percent of Black enrollees and more than half of White enrollees didn’t know which services were covered under their health plans and which services they would pay for out-of-pocket. (Stock Image)

Blacks Missing Out on ‘Obamacare’ Savings

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Even as health care costs continue to cause concerns for the poor, nearly 40 percent African Americans … »More


CHET HEWITT & WENDY PETKO: Frightening Local Black Child Death Rate

OPINION -In 2009, the Sacramento County Child Death Review Team found that in Sacramento County African American children die … »More

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