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Sacramento International Film Festival Includes Black Film Showcase

SACRAMENTO - Films by and about African Americans will take center stage as the Sacramento International Film Festival returns April 26-May 4. The … (Read More...)

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Defend ‘Obamacare’ Unabashedly, Some Democrats Say

WASHINGTON — The outlook for the president's health care overhaul suddenly appears brighter, and some Democrats are saying it's time for the party … (Read More...)

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Local Churches Are Gearing Up For Easter, Hosting a Number of Special Events

SACRAMENTO - Calvary Christian Center’s Theatre Arts Ministry presents the dramatic Easter musical, “More Than Just A Man,” April 16-18 and … (Read More...)

Calvary Christian Center's "More Than Just A Man" begins April 16th

Former King, Mitch Richmond Selected for the Hall of Fame

NEW YORK — Mitch Richmond, the Sacramento Kings all-time leading scorer who played many of his most productive seasons with the team, was named on … (Read More...)

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Sacramento City Councilwoman, Bonnie Pannell Stepping Down

SACRAMENTO — Citing health concerns, longtime Sacramento City Councilwoman Bonnie Pannell has announced that she will step down as the District 8 … (Read More...)

Sacramento City Councilwoman Bonnie Pannell will host a Youth Arts Gala on Sept. 21, at Luther Burbank High School.

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Sacramento International Film Festival Includes Black Film Showcase

SACRAMENTO - Films by and about African Americans will take center stage as the Sacramento International Film … »More

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underground books for an Art Talk!! April 26 from 5-7 pm. 
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Observer Photographers Honor The Power of Black Women

SACRAMENTO - Whether she’s fighting for equal opportunities at the state capitol or healthier food options at her … »More

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Sacramento Author Discusses Her New Book: Echoes of An Angel

SACRAMENTO - Sacramento mother Aquanetta Gordon shares the story of her amazing son, Ben Underwood, in a new book, … »More

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Report: California Is Top Crime Target in United States

SACRAMENTO - California is the top target in the U.S. for international criminal enterprises that operate from safe … »More

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Black Twitter Quickly Growing Into Online Force

WASHINGTION - The hashtag gave it away. When a Florida jury convicted Michael Dunn of attempted murder, but not … »More

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Some “Government Workers” Earning Private Sector CEO Wage

WASHINGTON – The CEOs of some private firms that have taken over government functions are earning as much as $8 … »More

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Calvary Christian Center's "More Than Just A Man" begins April 16th

Local Churches Are Gearing Up For Easter, Hosting a Number of Special Events

SACRAMENTO - Calvary Christian Center’s Theatre Arts Ministry presents the dramatic Easter musical, “More Than Just A Man,” April 16-18 and April 20. The church invites the public to “come see … [Read More...]

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Rapper Snoop Dogg To Perform in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO - Rapper Snoop Dogg, aka Snoop Lion, is scheduled to perform his classic smash hits at Sacramento’s Ace of Spades on Friday, April 18. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Snoop Dogg’s albums … [Read More...]

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Elks Lodge Sacramento Hosts Mega Family Expo

SACRAMENTO - It’s all about families as a local event aims to connect locals with needed resources and products. The Mega Family Expo Community Event is scheduled for April 12 at the Sacramento … [Read More...]

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TIANA BURSE: Face Your Fears & Win The Battle

OPINION - When it comes to developing the inner workings of ourselves it is so easy to let the “inner you” take over and dominate your life. In my life I have had several struggles and honestly I … »More

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BRYAN WASHINGTON: California’s Unhealthy Youth

OPINION - When was the last time you had to slam on your breaks to avoid running over a bouncing ball or, (God forbid) a kid playing ball? It’s probably not a question you imagined being presented … »More

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TIANA BURSE: What makes you happy?

OPINION - They say the definition of the word happiness is: “The state of well-being and contentment.” As of today March 20, 2014 brings the official “Acts of happiness” movement, it has … »More

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PBS’s “Where Poetry Lives” to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

NATIONWIDE - The Civil Rights movement was about brave deeds and bold words. Both are explored by US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey and PBS NewsHour Correspondent Jeffrey Brown in the latest of their reports on “Where Poetry Lives.” Their story … »More

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Sacramento’ Community Center Theater Presents: Sister Act

SACRAMENTO - When wannabe diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a crime, the police hide her in the most unlikely place, a convent. Deloris reluctantly transforms into Sister Mary Clarence and soon teaches the real nuns how to find their voices. The … »More

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At Last, It Is Tournament Time!

NATIONWIDE - Now that the conference tournaments are over, and now that the NCAA Selection Committee has done its job, and now that the selections made have provided the talk show “experts” with ample fodder to voice their opinions and complaints … »More

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HealthCorps Hosts Highway to Health Fair

SACRAMENTO - A national organization is helping locals make the journey to good health. HealthCorps hosts its Highway to … »More

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Women of a Certain Age presents Health & Wellness Seminar For African American Women 50 & Over

NORTH SACRAMENTO - Age ain’t nothing but a number. The local group, Women of a Certain Age presents its Health & … »More

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