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Donate your new or used quality books to the Sacramento Black Book Fair

Crystal Bowl Book Club is coordinating the Sacramento Black Book Fair’s (SBBF) Second Annual Book Drive now through … »More

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California awards $250M to high school career prep programs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California is betting big — $1.4 billion over five years — that connecting high school studies … »More

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Remembering Lu Vason, Founder of all-Black rodeo Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo

CALIFORNIA (CBM) - Cowboys, cowgirls, and rodeo enthusiasts are mourning the passing of Lu Vason, the creator of … »More

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National News

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Report: Myth of the ‘Absent’ Black Dad Refuted

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Contrary to the myth, though Black men are more likely to live apart from their children than … »More

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Black Leaders Push for Nationwide Police Reform

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the wake of the tragic death of Freddie Gray and the protests that followed in Baltimore, … »More

Two young girls talk to national guardsmen outside of city hall in Baltimore, Md., on Friday, May 1. (Freddie Allen/NNPA News Wire Service.)

After Charges Filed and Curfew Lifted, Baltimore Regroups

BALTIMORE (NNPA) – Friday afternoon was clear and cool enough for a light jacket, although most people wore … »More

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Upcoming Events

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Second Annual Sacramento Black Book Fair

SACRAMENTO - The Sacramento Black Book Fair (SBBF) needs book lovers and civic-minded folks to assist in making the second annual event of its kind in this region a stellar success. This event will be … [Read More...]


44th Annual Black Family at UC Davis

DAVIS - The Black students of UC Davis want the community to know that Black lives have always mattered and continue a 44-year tradition of highlighting that fact with an on-campus celebration that … [Read More...]

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Kids Fun Days

The weather’s warming up and it’s time for some fun in the sun. Mario B Productions presents “Kids Fun Days” May 16-17. The event will be held both Saturday and Sunday at 3801 Florin Road. The … [Read More...]

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Daily Digital Empowerment Series


ANITA JOHNSON: How Can Black Women Leave a Financial Legacy?

OPINION - Black women have a double whammy when it comes to leaving wealth for their children. Not only are women still behind the wage gap when it comes to salaries commensurate with men they also … »More


TIANA BURSE: Are You Afraid To Try?

OPINION - Samuel Beckett once stated: "Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better." I was engaged in a conversation last night with someone near and dear to my heart. … »More


LYNNIS WOODS: How to get your mojo back when you feel like it’s lost

OPINION - I just came back from a two-week bout with the cold and flu.  As I think about it now I realize that I started feeling poorly when I lost my "mojo."  What is my definition of "mojo”?  For me … »More

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Sports & Entertainment News

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David Oyelowo creates a tortured soul in HBO’s ‘Nightingale’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO's "Nightingale" is a small film with an indelibly big performance by David Oyelowo, who plays an emotionally damaged man losing himself further after a spasm of off-camera violence. The demands of the one-character drama … »More

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‘King of the Blues’ blues legend B.B. King dead at age 89

LAS VEGAS (AP) — B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He was 89. His … »More

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Best of Enemies Play Forges An Alliance

EAST SACRAMENTO — Entertainer, singer and Elly Award Best Supporting Actress, Voress Franklin, could not hold back her tears after she finished a Saturday evening show of the stage play, “Best of Enemies” at Celebration Arts Theatre. Franklin and … »More

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Health News

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Black Infant Health Aims to Improve Health Among African American Mothers

ARDEN-ARCADE — When Alexis Senegal, already four months pregnant, arrived in Sacramento three years ago from the Bay Area, … »More


More and More Senior Citizens Maintaining an Active Sex Life

(NNPA) - The month of May is designated “Older Americans” Month. This little-known designation is not new. Initially … »More

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