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Ty Corbin Out – George Karl in as Coach of the Sacramento Kings

SACRAMENTO — Tyrone Corbin did nothing but handle the situation with pure professionalism with all types of … »More

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Cooper to head Select Committee on Law Enforcement Relations & Responsibilities

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) was appointed by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins this week as … »More

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RT’s Blue Line construction to cause road closures

SOUTH SACRAMENTO - Construction activities related to the Sacramento Regional Transit District’s (RT) Blue Line to … »More

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National News

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HUD Chief Seeks Broadband Access for the Poor

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Julián Castro, the secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, wants to … »More

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Federal judge stalls Obama’s executive action on immigration

HOUSTON (AP) - The White House promised an appeal Tuesday after a federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked … »More

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AIDS number 1 killer of adolescents in Africa

NAIROBI (AP) - AIDS has become the leading cause of death for adolescents in Africa and the second leading cause of … »More

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Upcoming Events

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26th Annual Northern California Young African American Males Conference

SACRAMENTO - The 100 Black Men of Sacramento present their 26th Annual Northern California Young African American Males Conference on Saturday, February 21. The conference, aimed at young men ages … [Read More...]

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Mother & Daughter poetry duo introduce thier latest works

SACRAMENTO - The dynamic mother-daughter duo Straight Out Scribes celebrate 25 years of making beautiful poetry with the release of new work. The pair, Dr. V.S. Chochezi and Staajabu, will unveil … [Read More...]

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Special Screening of “Balck Indians: An American Story”

SACRAMENTO - In honor of Black History Month, California State Parks and the State Indian Museum present a Native Film Screening of “Black Indians: An American Story” on Saturday, February 21. There … [Read More...]

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Daily Digital Empowerment Series

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TIANA BURSE: Why Some Entrepreneurs Succeed More Than Others

OPINION - There are countless stories that have been written about what successful entrepreneurs do on a day-to-day basis that stand worlds apart from those who merely exist as entrepreneurs. As a … »More

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KEVIN CHAVOUS: Black History Month – A Time to Know Who You Are

OPINION - As a very young boy, I would love to wake up on Saturday mornings and watch Tarzan starring Johnny Weissmuller. The programs were all re-runs from the 1930's and 40's and they featured the … »More

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TIANA BURSE: You Have Choices

OPINION - Deepak Chopra once stated: “No matter the situation, remind yourself that you have a choice.” A few days ago, I was engaged in an intense conversation with a long-time friend and business … »More

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Sports & Entertainment News

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Earl Lloyd, first Black player in National Basketball Association, dies at 86

NATIONWIDE (AP) - Earl Lloyd, the first Black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86. Lloyd's alma mater, West Virginia State, confirmed the death. It did not provide details. Lloyd made his NBA debut in 1950 for the Washington … »More

Kevin Hart Announces WHAT NOW TOUR

Kevin Hart Readies Biggest Comedy Tour In History With The WHAT NOW? TOUR

LOS ANGELES (PRNewswire) - Superstar entertainer, actor and comedian Kevin Hartannounced today a massive North American arena tour. The WHAT NOW? TOUR will take the award-winning comedian to 45 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Promoted by Live … »More

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TV networks make unequal progress toward on-screen diversity

HOLLYWOOD (AP) - Kenya Barris, creator of ABC's "Black-ish," was motivated to write the comedy about an African-American family's efforts to honor its heritage in part by the unreality of what he grew up watching on television. "I saw 'Friends' … »More

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Health News

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Black Women Endure Menopause Longest

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Sarah Finney, 57, said she gets hot flashes throughout her body at least once an hour. She even wakes up … »More

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California Offers April 30 Health Insurance Sign-up Extension for Uninsured

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California will offer a special extension to buy health insurance through the state exchange for people who … »More

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