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Young activists push Obama on police reform

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In an oval office meeting that some have called “historic,” a group of young activists met with President Obama to discuss … (Read More...)

President Obama and senior staff get an earful from Ferguson youth leaders (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen).

Kings Fire Malone; Corbin Assumes Duties

NORTH NATOMAS — Sacramento Kings General Manager Pete D’Alessandro discussed publicly on Dec. 15 why Michael Malone was relieved of his head … (Read More...)

Tyrone Corbin talked to the local press after he was officially named the replacement for Michael Malone. Malone was fired after an 11-13 start this season and a few bad losses, many without the service of center DeMarcus Cousins.
(OBSERVER photo by Antonio R. Harvey)

‘Driving While Black’ Apps Give Tips for Police Stops

PORTLAND (AP) — A "Driving While Black" smartphone application is set for release this month, but its developers say motorists should be careful … (Read More...)

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Kings Make A Statement With ‘I Can’t Breathe” T-Shirts

NORTH NATOMAS — First it was LeBron James, followed by Kobe Bryant, and then Rudy Gay and the Sacramento Kings emerged with “I Can’t Breathe” … (Read More...)

Sacramento Kings Forward Rudy Gay and some of his teammates wore 'I Can't Breathe' T-shirts during their game against the Houston Rockets at Sleep Train Area on Dec. 11. The game was nationally televised.
(OBSERVER photo by Antonio R. Harvey)

223 Arrested in Third Night of California Protests

BERKELEY (AP) — The California Highway Patrol will deploy 80 percent of its available staff to monitor a protest planned for Tuesday night in … (Read More...)

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Brickhouse Art Gallery to Hosts Fourth Annual Holiday Gift Expo

SACRAMENTO - Whether Christmas is your favorite holiday or you’d rather celebrate the seven principles of … »More

Sacramento Kings Forward Rudy Gay and some of his teammates wore 'I Can't Breathe' T-shirts during their game against the Houston Rockets at Sleep Train Area on Dec. 11. The game was nationally televised.
(OBSERVER photo by Antonio R. Harvey)

Kings Make A Statement With ‘I Can’t Breathe” T-Shirts

NORTH NATOMAS — First it was LeBron James, followed by Kobe Bryant, and then Rudy Gay and the Sacramento Kings … »More

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223 Arrested in Third Night of California Protests

BERKELEY (AP) — The California Highway Patrol will deploy 80 percent of its available staff to monitor a protest … »More

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President Obama and senior staff get an earful from Ferguson youth leaders (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen).

Young activists push Obama on police reform

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In an oval office meeting that some have called “historic,” a group of young activists … »More

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‘Driving While Black’ Apps Give Tips for Police Stops

PORTLAND (AP) — A "Driving While Black" smartphone application is set for release this month, but its developers … »More

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Protests Erupt as New York Cop Cleared in Chokehold Death; Feds to Investigate

NEW YORK (AP) - A grand jury cleared a white police officer Wednesday in the videotaped chokehold death of an … »More

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Local NAACP Rally Calls for Equal Protection Under the Law

SACRAMENTO - In response to several national incidents regarding African Americans killed at the hands of White law enforcement officers and that none have been held accountable for those deaths, the … [Read More...]

Women of Color Making Connections Event To Be Held at Brickhouse Gallery

SACRAMENTO - Area women are being invited to explore and celebrate the common bonds they share at a Women of Color Making Connections session scheduled for Thursday, November 20. The event is set … [Read More...]

“Dancing Masks” Exhibit Remerges for One Day Exhibit

SACRAMENTO - ‘DANCING MASKS’ the extremely successful 2014 exhibit of West African masks re-emerges this year at the Fenix Drum and Dance Studio, located at 2110 Del Paso Boulevard. This one day … [Read More...]

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TIANA BURSE: Turn Obstacles Into Openings

OPINION - Lou Holtz once stated: “Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it.” Recently, I found myself being asked the why question.“Why do bad things happen to … »More

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ROBERT WOODS: How to Manage Your Cash

OPINION - In the world of finance, cash is King. However, how we use it can give us financial freedom or have you screaming “Where Did My Money Go!” The following article, if used pragmatically … »More

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LYNNIS WOODS: 10 Holistic Ways To Get A Great’s Night Sleep

OPINION - I promised myself when I started this journey to wellness that I would increase my work life balance. I think I have done that. I promised myself that I would do more varied workouts and I … »More

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Sports & Entertainment News

Tyrone Corbin talked to the local press after he was officially named the replacement for Michael Malone. Malone was fired after an 11-13 start this season and a few bad losses, many without the service of center DeMarcus Cousins.
(OBSERVER photo by Antonio R. Harvey)

Kings Fire Malone; Corbin Assumes Duties

NORTH NATOMAS — Sacramento Kings General Manager Pete D’Alessandro discussed publicly on Dec. 15 why Michael Malone was relieved of his head coaching duties. In the interim, at least until further notice, Tyrone Corbin is the Kings’ … »More

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NBC Scraps Cosby Project and TV Land Pulls ‘Cosby Show’ From Lineup Amid Assault Allegations

NEW YORK (AP) - NBC has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development and TV Land will stop airing reruns of "The Cosby Show," moves that came a day after another woman came forward claiming that the once-beloved comic had sexually … »More

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Barnes & Noble Hosts Book Signing for “Introspection”

NATOMAS - Natomas Barnes and Noble to host a public book signing Saturday, November 22 featuring Fresno author, magazine publisher and business owner, Reginia (Regana) McKinney-McGee, as she signs her first book titled … »More

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Health News

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Sacramento Hunger Coalition Invites You to Take on the 2014 CalFresh Challenge

SACRAMENTO - In an effort to raise community awareness and ignite action to combat the growing reality of wide-spread hunger … »More

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California Targets 1.7 million for Health Sign-ups

SACRAMENTO (AP) — After initial missteps caused a choppy start, California health care officials are betting that an … »More

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