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Former Washington DC Mayor Marion Barry Dies at 78

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation's capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was … (Read More...)

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Community Organizations & City Leaders Host Bridge Building Forum #3

SACRAMENTO - The Sacramento Branch National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Mayor Kevin Johnson, Councilmember Allen … (Read More...)

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Obama: US Needs to Bring Schools into 21st Century

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama called on local school officials Wednesday to help meet his goal of bringing high-speed Internet to virtually … (Read More...)

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Study: Nearly Half of Black Men Arrested by Age 23

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 50 percent of Black men and 40 percent of white men are arrested at least once on non-traffic-related crimes by the time they … (Read More...)

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New Report: Child Homelessness on the Rise in US

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The number of homeless children in the U.S. has surged in recent years to an all-time high, amounting to one child in every 30, … (Read More...)

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Community Organizations & City Leaders Host Bridge Building Forum #3

SACRAMENTO - The Sacramento Branch National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Mayor Kevin … »More

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March Madness Returns to Sacramento in 2017

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Brooklyn, New York, and Des Moines, Iowa, will host NCAA men's basketball tournament games for … »More

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World Renown Poet, Nikki Giovanni to Speak at Indivizible

OAK PARK - She’s been ego tripping for three decades and there is a reason. World renown poet Nikki Giovanni is … »More

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Former Washington DC Mayor Marion Barry Dies at 78

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation's capital who created jobs for generations … »More

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Obama Spurns GOP With Expansive Immigration Orders

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on … »More

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Obama: US Needs to Bring Schools into 21st Century

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama called on local school officials Wednesday to help meet his goal of … »More

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Upcoming Events

Women of Color Making Connections Event To Be Held at Brickhouse Gallery

SACRAMENTO - Area women are being invited to explore and celebrate the common bonds they share at a Women of Color Making Connections session scheduled for Thursday, November 20. The event is set … [Read More...]

“Dancing Masks” Exhibit Remerges for One Day Exhibit

SACRAMENTO - ‘DANCING MASKS’ the extremely successful 2014 exhibit of West African masks re-emerges this year at the Fenix Drum and Dance Studio, located at 2110 Del Paso Boulevard. This one day … [Read More...]

Birthday Celebration to Raise Funds for Local Ministry

SOUTH SACRAMENTO - Local minister and attorney Don F. Harris has made it his life’s work to give back so it’s no surprise that his birthday celebration is doubling as a fundraiser for his … [Read More...]

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LYNNIS WOODS: 10 Foods That Chase Away The Winter Blues

OPINION - As I assess things that I know I need to change in order to be well, I have to think about what happens to me when Winter first arrives.  I have to admit that I suffer from the "Winter … »More

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KEVIN CHAVOUS: School Choice Emerging as a Go-To Issue for African American Voters

OPINION (NNPA) - With each election, political experts can look at various voting patterns by certain groups to determine which issues are important to those groups. For instance, among African … »More

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JASON MATTHEWS: Gov’t Found Bailout Friend

OPINION - Lack of funding and poor performances in government sponsored pension funds, left them needing a bailout. The Government finally found a friend who is willing to help. That friend is, Judge … »More

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Sports & Entertainment News

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NBC Scraps Cosby Project and TV Land Pulls ‘Cosby Show’ From Lineup Amid Assault Allegations

NEW YORK (AP) - NBC has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development and TV Land will stop airing reruns of "The Cosby Show," moves that came a day after another woman came forward claiming that the once-beloved comic had sexually … »More

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Barnes & Noble Hosts Book Signing for “Introspection”

NATOMAS - Natomas Barnes and Noble to host a public book signing Saturday, November 22 featuring Fresno author, magazine publisher and business owner, Reginia (Regana) McKinney-McGee, as she signs her first book titled … »More

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Raiders Lose 9th Straight; 15th Overall

OAKLAND — The Oakland Raiders remained winless this season as they fell to the visiting Denver Broncos 41-17 at O.co Coliseum on Sunday. Peyton Manning was 31-for-44 for 340 yards and five touchdowns for Denver (7-2, 4-0 AFC West). David Carr was … »More

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Sacramento Hunger Coalition Invites You to Take on the 2014 CalFresh Challenge

SACRAMENTO - In an effort to raise community awareness and ignite action to combat the growing reality of wide-spread hunger … »More

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California Targets 1.7 million for Health Sign-ups

SACRAMENTO (AP) — After initial missteps caused a choppy start, California health care officials are betting that an upgraded … »More

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