State & Local News


Ex-California state senator faces 5 years for taking bribes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charged in a corruption scandal that could have sent him to prison for three lifetimes, former … »More


Paul McCartney Rocks Out New Golden 1 Center

SACRAMENTO — Musical extraordinaire Sir Paul McCartney made history when he stepped on the stage at the Golden 1 … »More

African American university students in a classroom.

LARRY LEE: NAACP Should Support Good Educational Models

OPINION - While the nation struggles with the seeming attack on Black men by law enforcement, it is important to … »More

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National News

The Mulford Act was a 1967 California bill prohibiting the public carrying of loaded firearms. Named after assemblyman Don Mulford, the bill garnered national attention after the Black Panthers marched on the California Capitol to protest the bill.

50 years later, Black Panthers look back at party’s founding

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Black Panthers emerged from this gritty Northern California city 50 years ago, … »More


After Kaepernick’s protest, singers question anthem

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning R&B singer Anthony Hamilton has sung the national anthem in the past. Don't … »More

President Barack Obama visits with students and counselors from William R. Harper High School in Chicago, Ill., in the Oval Office, June 5, 2013. First Lady Michelle Obama met with the students in April 2013 to discuss youth violence. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Students from William R. Harper High School in Chicago, Ill., listen as President Barack Obama talks with them about the Emancipation Proclamation hanging in the Oval Office, June 5, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Obama: ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ will benefit US economy

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Promoting his initiative for boys and young men of color, President Barack Obama said … »More

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Upcoming Events

Michael Brown Vigil: Protesters gather in response to the killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown Sunday morning in Ferguson. Brown, 18, was shot to death by a Ferguson Police officer on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Wiley Price/St. Louis American

Michael Brown Sr. To Speak at Sac State

SACRAMENTO - Michael Brown Sr., father of a Black teen shot by police in Ferguson, Mo., is set to lecture at Sacramento State at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 20. Now an activist, Michael Brown … [Read More...]

The blacker the berry, the sweeter the experience

NORTH SACRAMENTO - Local artist Delgreta Brown invites the community to come out and see her new art show, “Plum.” Brown will host a “Lunch With The Artist” session on Wednesday, October 19 … [Read More...]


Black Panther Party’s Elaine Brown Scheduled To Speak At IndiviZible

SACRAMENTO — IndiviZible will have a special presentation in the honor of the 50th year anniversary of the Black Panther Party on Oct. 17 at the Guild Theater in Oak Park. The program runs from … [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


Dwayne Bishop Elevated to Inderkum Head Varsity Basketball Coach

NATOMAS - Dwayne Bishop was standing near the basketball courts outside of Sacramento’s Inderkum High School in Natomas when one of the students quietly approached him while he was doing an interview with a local reporter. The male student’s … »More


After Kaepernick’s protest, singers question anthem

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning R&B singer Anthony Hamilton has sung the national anthem in the past. Don't ask him to sing it in the near future. Hamilton's frustration with "The Star-Spangled Banner" is shared by some other Black Americans, … »More


Despite Critics Panning of “Birth of a Nation,” DeMarcus Cousins Says Film Is “Excellent”

SACRAMENTO — Sacramento Kings star center DeMarcus Cousins viewed the film “Birth of a Nation” over the weekend. He also heard and read about the critics who have deemed the flick a disappointment and a flop. Cousins, sharing his take on the … »More

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Health News


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


Democrats, Republicans Both Vying for Black California Voters

(CBM) - Both Democrats and Republicans are lobbying for African American voters, but how will Californians vote when they go … »More

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