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Gov Brown Signs Bill Mandating Paid Sick Leave

LOS ANGELES  - Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Wednesday that will require most California employers next year to provide up to three sick days … (Read More...)

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St. Paul Concert Benefits Scholarship Fund

OAK PARK — Before Rev. Dr. Ephraim Williams’ wife Ms. Carrie Sue Williams left this life five years ago, she asked her husband of 55 years to carry on … (Read More...)

Rev. Ephraim Williams, pastor of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, is continuing the legacy left by his late wife, Carrie Sue Williams. The Carrie Sue Williams Scholarship Foundation raises funds for “marginal” students. A benefit concert will be held at the church Sept. 12. Donations are only $10.

U-CAN Kicks off 10 City College Recruitment Tour

SACRAMENTO - The United College Action Network (U-CAN) kicks off the new school year with a 10-city college recruitment tour. Historically Black … (Read More...)

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PG&E Fined $1.4B For 2010 Gas Line Expolosion

SAN FRANCISCO — California regulatory judges issued a $1.4 billion penalty on Tuesday against the state's largest utility for a 2010 gas pipeline … (Read More...)

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Local Organizer On Her Way To Ferguson To Assists Youth

SACRAMENTO — Sacramento Area Congregations Together (ACT) Community Organizer Danielle Williams is on her way to Ferguson, Missouri, to assist in … (Read More...)

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U-CAN Kicks off 10 City College Recruitment Tour

SACRAMENTO - The United College Action Network (U-CAN) kicks off the new school year with a 10-city college … »More

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Local Organizer On Her Way To Ferguson To Assists Youth

SACRAMENTO — Sacramento Area Congregations Together (ACT) Community Organizer Danielle Williams is on her way to … »More

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United Way Seeks Volunteers for “2nd Annual Day of Caring”

SACRAMENTO - Five hundred local residents are needed to spend one day caring for the community on Sept. 12 by … »More

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National News

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

Jesse Jackson Calls Michael Brown Shooting ‘Crime of Injustice’

ST. LOUIS — Jesse Jackson told The American he hopes that the U.S. Department of Justice sees the Ferguson Police … »More

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EPA to Require Air Pollution Measurements in Black Communities

WASHINGTON – For the first time, the Environmental Protection Agency may require oil refineries to regularly … »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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The Dramatics Are Back… in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO - CHLMT Entertainment presents “The Return of the Dramatics” on Thursday, September 11. The Dramatics featuring LJ Reynolds is set to perform live in concert at the Colonial Theater. The … [Read More...]

Rev. Ephraim Williams, pastor of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, is continuing the legacy left by his late wife, Carrie Sue Williams. The Carrie Sue Williams Scholarship Foundation raises funds for “marginal” students. A benefit concert will be held at the church Sept. 12. Donations are only $10.

St. Paul Concert Benefits Scholarship Fund

OAK PARK — Before Rev. Dr. Ephraim Williams’ wife Ms. Carrie Sue Williams left this life five years ago, she asked her husband of 55 years to carry on a project that she started and is dear to her … [Read More...]

Conversation with Top Policy Directors in California

DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO - The California Association of African American Advocacy Professionals (CA4P) hosts a “Conversation with the Top Executive Legislative Policy Directors in the State of California” … [Read More...]

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TIANA BURSE: How do you find your passion? (PART 1)

OPINION - An anonymous person once stated: “In order to become anything you have to risk being nothing.” I am continuously asked on a daily basis “How do I find my passion?” For so many of us young … »More

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LYNNIS WOODS: Foods That Enhance Moods & Hormone Health

OPINION - I decided sometime ago to tackle my journey through menopause and hormonal changes as naturally as possible. It has definitely been a learning experience. I have tried a bit of everything. … »More

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SIMEON GANT: Are the Environmental Insiders Shunning Blacks?

OPINION - Masud Cunningham, an African American college student and native of Sacramento, California, recently spent his summer in Bolivia, teaching people in an impoverished community how to develop … »More

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Sports & Entertainment News

Roberta Flack in Concert

NORTH SACRAMENTO - With a career that spans more than four decades, music icon Roberta Flack is still doing her thing. She’ll perform locally on Sunday, August 17 at the Woodlake Hotel and Conference Center and perform songs from her long and … »More

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James Brown Story Comes to the Big Screen

HOLLYWOOD - Time and again we’ve heard the expression, “Behind every great man is a strong woman.” Such is inferred of DeeDee Brown perhaps the better known second wife of entertainment legend, James Brown--in “Get On Up”--the new film that presents … »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 Sacramento Film … »More

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Health News

CA Black Health Network Hosts 2014 Policy Conference

SACRAMENTO - A change is going to come and it starts with us. The California Black Health Network will host its 2014 Policy … »More

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CLBC Tells Covered California: Outreach to Blacks? It lacks!

SACRAMENTO — At the Aug. 21 meeting of the Covered California board of directors, Legislative Black Caucus members … »More

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