State & Local News

Eric Guerra successfully beat Bruce Pomer for the Sacramento City Council District 6 seat in the special election held on April 7.
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Eric Guerra Claims City Council District 6 Seat

EAST SACRAMENTO — Eric Guerra had little trouble beating two-time candidate Bruce Pomer for the vacant Sacramento … »More


Meeting to discuss the disproportionate Black child deaths postponed

SACRAMENTO - Black children’s lives matter. A Blue Ribbon Commission on Disproportionate African American Child … »More

Voting Booths

April 7th Special Election for Sacramento City Council District Seat

EAST SACRAMENTO — Sacramento City Council’s District 6 special election is April 7. Eric Guerra and Bruce Pomer are … »More

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National News


MLB racial and gender hiring numbers remain stagnant

ORLANDO (AP) - Major League Baseball maintained its grades for its racial and gender hiring practices, while its … »More


Chicago offers $5.5 million ‘reparations’ package to police torture victims

CHICAGO (AP) — Victims of police torture under former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge would share $5.5 million, … »More


DC high-schoolers to get access to free Howard U. classes

WASHINGTON (AP) - District of Columbia public school students will soon get the opportunity to take classes at … »More

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Upcoming Events


CA Black Chamber Announces African American Leadership “Economic Issues Forum”

SACRAMENTO - The California Black Chamber of Commerce Foundation (CBCCF) announces its African American Leadership “Economic Issues Forum” organized to address social, civic and economic disparities … [Read More...]

Easter events planned throughout Sacramento

Sacramento comes alive with the spirit of Easter as churches and community-based organizations host events and activities for the holiday. Below is a brief list of local events. The largest egg hunt … [Read More...]

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Kings Announce “Playing to Win” Documentary to Premiere April 29

SACRAMENTO – Today, Trojan Horse Productions and Franklin Pictures announced that the world premiere of “Playing to Win: A Relentless Pursuit to Save a Team” will take place on the evening of … [Read More...]

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Daily Digital Empowerment Series


TIANA BURSE: How Are You Impacting Others

OPINION - "Every day there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact" -Unknown Earlier this morning I received an email from an online magazine that … »More


KEVIN CHAVOUS: The “Dumbing Down” of American Education

OPINION - Early in 2001, when I was the chair of the education committee on the Council of the District of Columbia, I was talking with the D.C. Public Schools Superintendent Paul Vance about the … »More



OPINION - I think every person that walks the face of the earth has a Calling and Passion that they are meant to maximize to make our world a better place. For me, my Passion and Calling comes through … »More

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Sports & Entertainment News

Jason Thompson pulls down a rebound against Los Angeles' Jordan Hill at Sleep Train Arena on April 13. The Kings beat the Lakers 102-92 at home, and then beat Los Angeles again on its floor 122-99 on April 15.
(OBSERVER photo by Antonio R. Harvey)

Kings Tumultuous Season Finally Comes to an End

LOS ANGELES — The Sacramento Kings end their regular season on a good note by beating the Los Angeles Lakers 122-99 at the Staple Center on April 15. Ben McLemore lead the Kings with 24 points, seven assists, and five rebounds for the Kings. … »More


75 Percent of ‘Furious 7′ Audience Was Non-White

HOLLYWOOD (NNPA) - Hollywood, are you paying attention? Ethnically diverse casts produce record-breaking monster hits. Take exhibit A, the just-released Furious 7, which set or neared records for the studio as well as the national and … »More

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State of Affairs’ Christopher Michael Holley to Help Produce Crime Thriller “RELLIK” in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO - Christopher Michael Holley, known for his recurring role on NBC’s State of Affairs and for his role as ‘Beanie’ in Smokin Aces, has joined the production team for the pilot of Rellik, a revolutionary new crime thriller being filmed in … »More

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Health News

According to the AJS report, more than 40 percent of Black enrollees and more than half of White enrollees didn’t know which services were covered under their health plans and which services they would pay for out-of-pocket. (Stock Image)

Blacks Missing Out on ‘Obamacare’ Savings

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Even as health care costs continue to cause concerns for the poor, nearly 40 percent African Americans … »More


CHET HEWITT & WENDY PETKO: Frightening Local Black Child Death Rate

OPINION -In 2009, the Sacramento County Child Death Review Team found that in Sacramento County African American children die … »More

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