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‘Yes We Code’ Trains Black Youth on Computer Programming

LOS ANGELES - Practically every young person downloads applications or apps to their phones or tablets. Their actions make money for countless … (Read More...)

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AFSCME Withdraws Financial Support for United Negro College Fund

WASHINGTON – Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, has discontinued supplying scholarships to … (Read More...)

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Two Groups Announce Plan to Boost Spending Among Blacks

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Black Chambers (USBC) and the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators, and Developers (NABHOOD) are formally … (Read More...)

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Local Show Hosts National Film Makers: Fraser Kershaw & Doug Clevenger

SACRAMENTO- A pair of filmmakers have chosen California’s capital to showcase and preview a portion of their new film regarding the world water … (Read More...)

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Judge Rules Against California Death Penalty. CA NAACP Applauds Decision

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge in Los Angeles has ruled California's death penalty unconstitutional. The ruling Wednesday by U.S. District Court … (Read More...)

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State Approves Fines Of Up to $500 Per Day For Water Wasters

SACRAMENTO – California water regulators voted Tuesday to approve fines up to $500 a day for residents who waste … »More

2014-15 Marks Team’s 30th Season in Sacramento

Sacramento Kings Unveil Commemorative 30th Anniversary Logo

NORTH NATOMAS — The Sacramento Kings unveiled this week a special anniversary logo and corresponding video … »More

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Former Sac PD Detective Set To Discuss Oak Park Serial Killer

OAK PARK — OBSERVER Staff Writer and author Antonio R. Harvey will hold another book discussion about serial … »More

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AFSCME Withdraws Financial Support for United Negro College Fund

WASHINGTON – Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, has … »More

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Judge Rules Against California Death Penalty. CA NAACP Applauds Decision

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge in Los Angeles has ruled California's death penalty unconstitutional. The ruling … »More

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MLK & Wife to Receive Posthumous Congressional Gold Medal

ATLANTA - The King Center has announced that on June 24, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King … »More

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Upcoming Events

Special Screening of “Rainbow Black: Poet Sarah Webster Fabio”

SACRAMENTO - Organizers are inviting the local community to experience the “Rainbow.” The non-profit Sarah Webster Fabio Center for Social Justice (SWFCenter), hosts a screening, celebration … [Read More...]

Best Selling Author Holds Book Signing for Newest Work, “What’s Done After Dark”

SACRAMENTO - Should one night of passion jeopardize a lifetime of friendship? You’ll have to read all about it in “What’s Done In The Dark,” the latest novel by national bestselling author … [Read More...]

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California State Fair, Thrills for the Entire Family

SACRAMENTO - The California State Fair has returned to the capital city this week, bringing with it thrills for the entire family. The State Fair runs at Cal Expo July 11-27. The theme of this … [Read More...]

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LYNNIS WOODS: Journey Through Menopause

OPINION - I have recently noticed a direct correlation between my hormonal balances  shift (and I can definitely tell when that happens!) and how it impacts my body during stress. The reaction was … »More

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ROBERT WOODS: Getting Your Financial House in Order

OPINION - To start your personal investment program, you must establish a reference point. This reference point begins with how much money you make and where it goes each month. Once you know … »More

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CHARLES RATLIFF: The Emergence of the HAWK Institute

OPINION - Young Black men and youth need help overcoming formidable barriers to their educational and career development. They are being rapidly left behind and left out of American mainstream … »More

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Local Show Hosts National Film Makers: Fraser Kershaw & Doug Clevenger

SACRAMENTO- A pair of filmmakers have chosen California’s capital to showcase and preview a portion of their new film regarding the world water crisis. Water Works’ Fraser Kershaw and National Geographic’s Doug Clevenger will visit … »More

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Thunder Valley Summer Concert Series Features R&B Favorites

LINCOLN - Music and entertainment fans can hit the jackpot with a stellar lineup of shows set for the coming months at the Thunder Valley Casino and Resort in nearby Lincoln. R&B crooner George Benson is scheduled to appear in concert on … »More

Darren Collison Agrees to Sign With Kings; 3-year Deal Worth $16 million

NORTH NATOMAS — The Sacramento Kings made their first move since the free-agent period opened July 1 by agreeing to sign former Los Angeles Clippers’ point guard Darren Collison to a reportedly three-year deal worth $16 million. According to … »More

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Health News

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Community Meeting to Address TB Outbreak at Grant High School

DEL PASO HEIGHTS — A community meeting to address the Tuberculosis outbreak at Grant High School will be at Joe Mims Jr. … »More

Despite advances made by the Affordable Care Act, which requires that everyone in the United States obtain health insurance, African-American males and Latinos still represent the highest proportion of the uninsured population in the country. (Courtesy photo)

Report Reveals Characteristics of Uninsured Minorities

WASHINGTON - Randy Wheeling, Curtis Washington and Frankie Rossi each signed up for health insurance under the Affordable … »More

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