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Roland Martin Challenges State’s Black Leaders in Passionate MLK Speech

SACRAMENTO (CBM) - TV One commentator and host Roland Martin challenged African American legislators and other … »More


Stockton’s First Black and Youngest Big City Mayor is Sworn In

STOCKTON (CBM) -Last week over 800 hundred Stockton residents and supporters attended the swearing-in ceremony of … »More

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Brown, Legislature differ sharply on California budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown sees a budget deficit and an urgent need for spending … »More

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National News

Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) speaks at an event in Washington, D.C. (Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons)

CBC Chairman Rebukes Republicans for Scheduling Blacks on Last Sessions’ Panel

(NNPA) - Seven African Americans testified on the last panel of a two-day hearing about Senator Jeff Sessions’ … »More

CBC members hang student's artwork after it was removed by a Republican congressman. (Lauren Burke/NNPA)

High School Artwork Pits Republicans Against CBC on Capitol Hill

(NNPA) - “We may just have to kick somebody’s ass,” new Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond … »More

President Barack Obama delivered his farewell address as the leader of the free world on Tuesday, January 10 in Chicago, Ill. This photo was taken during the 2011 State of the Union Address. (Pete Souza/WH/Wikimedia Commons)

Yes We Did: Obama Rallies All Americans in Farewell Speech

(NNPA) -  “Yes, we did!” Those were the words that Barack Hussein Obama ended his farewell speech to … »More

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Upcoming Events

African American Organizations to Honor Newly Appointed Executive Director of the California League of Cities

(SACRAMENTO) - The newly appointed Executive Director of the League of California Cities will be honored by a number of statewide African American organizations Thursday evening in … [Read More...]

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Mike Dailey’s Death Stuns Community, Memorial Planned For Dec. 17

SOUTH SACRAMENTO — The community is mourning the loss of local author, producer, songwriter Mike Dailey who was tragically killed last weekend in the Greenhaven area. The complete details of … [Read More...]


IndiviZible Speaker Series to Feature Best Selling Author Terry McMillan

(OAK PARK) - Last but not least. The Indivizible Speakers Series comes to a close on Thursday, December 8 with its year-end installment featuring best selling author, Terry McMillan. The event, led by … [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


Cousins scores 24, Kings come back to beat Pistons 100-94

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — It took four tries for the Sacramento Kings to win for the first time on their much-anticipated, seven-game homestand. DeMarcus Cousins had 24 points, 13 rebounds and six assists to help the Kings stage a dramatic … »More


Raiders in search of QB, Broncos in search of a coach

DENVER (AP) — The Broncos are in search of a coach. The Raiders are looking for a quarterback. Neither of these AFC West rivals came out of Sunday in as good of shape as they went in. After a 24-6 victory, Denver coach Gary Kubiak told his … »More

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‘Too Close to Home’: Tyler Perry on all-white starring cast

ATLANTA (AP) — Tyler Perry is known for creating opportunities for Black actors. But recently the African-American filmmaker weathered a backlash for assembling an all-white starring cast for the TLC drama series "Too Close to Home." Perry … »More

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Health News

Amber Lidskin, an insurance agent who work for Kuhtz Diehl Insurance and Financial Services, has been holding mini-seminars around Sacramento to educate people about the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

OBSERVER photo by Antonio R. Harvey.

Study: Premium hikes add $10B to taxpayers’ health law tab

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taxpayers will fork over nearly $10 billion more next year to cover double-digit premium hikes for … »More


Obama health plan hit by double-digit premium hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers … »More

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