State & Local News


OBSERVER’s 2017 Persons Of The Year: Derrell and Tina Roberts

  SACRAMENTO - Vans bearing the logo of the Roberts Family Development Center (RFDC) typically transport … »More

the north steps of the State Capitol, Kevin Carter discusses the Poor People’s Campaign’s National Call For Moral Revival, which is slated for 25 cities during the summer of 2018. (OBSERVER photo by Robert Maryland)

Sacramento Activists and Organizers Raise “Poor People’s Campaign” Awareness

SACRAMENTO — Just a year before his assassination, at a Southern Christian Leadership Conference staff retreat in … »More

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Sacramento gang crackdown brings 29 arrests, 211 seized guns

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento officials said Wednesday that they have made 29 arrests and seized 211 … »More

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National News


CA Legislative Black Caucus Responds to Trump’s “Shithole’ Countries” comment

Sacramento, CA – On Thursday January 11th, during a discussion about protecting immigrants from El Salvador, … »More

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Trump marks King day out of view, buffeted by race claims

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump marked his first Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday … »More


Trump denies he used vulgarity to describe African countries

WASHINGTON (AP) — In bluntly vulgar language, President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the U.S. would … »More

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Upcoming Events


Sacramento Area Walmart Stores to Host “Walmart Wellness Day” events

SACRAMENTO - All Sacramento area Walmart stores will be hosting the first Walmart Wellness Day event of the year on Saturday, January 20. This free health screening event provides residents an … [Read More...]

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Fourth Annual ACE Golf Tournament

ACE Enterprises presents its Fourth Annual ACE Golf Tournament on Sunday, November 5. The fundraiser is scheduled to run 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex, 3645 Fulton Avenue. The … [Read More...]


39th Annual Statewide BAPAC Convention

SACRAMENTO - State Treasurer John Chiang, California’s lead asset manager, banker and financier will be the guest speaker for the Black American Political Association of California (BAPAC) … [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


Kings hold off Nets 104-99 to complete back-to-back sweep

NEW YORK (AP) — For a guy who doesn’t jump very high, Zach Randolph sure has climbed up the rebounding list. Randolph became the 20th player in NBA history with 18,000 points and 10,000 rebounds, helping the Sacramento Kings to a 104-99 victory … »More

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Raiders Roll Into 3-Way Tie In AFC West, Reserve Receivers A Factor In Win Over Giants

OAKLAND, Calif. — Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr connected on passes with eight different players in the team’s 24-17 win over the New York Jets on Sunday. Carr’s ability to make plays with a combination of receivers and running … »More


Raiders beat Broncos 21-14 in fight-filled game

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — With one starting receiver ejected, a second hurt and Oakland’s once 21-point lead down to seven, Derek Carr dropped back to pass with a chance to seal a victory with a third-down conversion. Carr lofted the ball into a … »More

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Health News


Sacramento Area Walmart Stores to Host “Walmart Wellness Day” events

SACRAMENTO - All Sacramento area Walmart stores will be hosting the first Walmart Wellness Day event of the year on Saturday, … »More


California ‘Obamacare’ enrollment up slightly from last year

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's health insurance marketplace says enrollment is up slightly from the same period … »More

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