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Legislators Join Hands in Fight to Protect School District Budget Reserves

SACRAMENTO (CBM) -A bipartisan group of lawmakers has launched a new effort to address a cap that has been placed … »More

Sacramento State University student Anthony Sadler Jr., received France's Legion d'Honneur along with three other men for stopping an would terrorist gunman assault on a train in Belgium.
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Oak Park Pastor Leaves Country To Be With Hero Son

OAK PARK - Shiloh Baptist Church’s Rev. Anthony Sadler Sr. left the country to meet up with his international-hero … »More

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Book Club booted from wine train for #LaughingWhileBlack

SAN FRANCISCO - A group of mostly Black women who were thrown off the Napa Valley Wine Train last Saturday for … »More

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National News


Public Offices Discriminate Against Black Americans

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – It’s an open secret that Black-sounding names can hinder employment, housing, and loan … »More

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Former President Jimmy Carter to undergo radiation for cancer on his brain

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter announced Thursday that his cancer is on four small spots on his brain … »More


Up to 305 Clinton emails might have classified data

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department review of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails so far has found as many as 305 … »More

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Widower Delivers Promise To Bring Bernice King To Area Sept. 5

SACRAMENTO - It’s been a tough eight months since his beloved wife passed away, but a local man says his faith has seen him through and is helping him fulfill her legacy. “She was my rib, my … [Read More...]

Tory Scroggins, left, and Liz Frederick, right, portray brilliant minds in the midst of racial conflict. The stage play at Celebration Arts ends Aug. 29.
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‘My Children! My Africa!’ Offers Apartheid Insight

East Sacramento — South African playwright Athol Fugard’s “My Children! My Africa!” is a challenging script that demands the stage actors to have near-complete control of the English language as well … [Read More...]


Whispers To Perform at North Sac Area Festival

NORTH SACRAMENTO - The Third Annual Multi Cultural Festival in Hagginwood Park will feature the fabulous Whispers. The free festival, hosted by City Councilman and Vice Mayor Allen Wayne Warren’s … [Read More...]

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Daily Digital Empowerment Series


TIANA BURSE: Hurt People Hurt People

OPINION - "You can change your world by changing your words...Remember death and life are in the power of the tongue." -Joel Osteen In the transformation of where you are to where you truly desire … »More


ROD PAIGE: Good Soil-The Overlooked Aspect of School Reform

OPINION - “And other seeds fell into good soil and produced grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.” - Mark 4:8, Holy Bible, English Standard … »More


JASON MATHEWS: 5 Ways That divorce Affects Retirement

OPINION - In the United States between 40-50 percent of marriages end in divorce. Often times when we divorce it affects our retirement and many times it's not until 10-20 years down the road. In this … »More

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Sports & Entertainment News

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TV academy, actors union toast diversity at pre-Emmy party

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — With hit shows like "Empire," ''black-ish" and "How to Get Away With Murder," diversity is the new normal in TV. That was the message at a pre-Emmy party celebrating the industry's diverse talent on both sides of the … »More


Peanuts Celebrates Its First African American Character

(NNPA) - Following the death of Dr. Martin Luther King in 1968, a school teacher named Harriet Glickman, and a few of her friends, took it upon themselves to petition comic writer and creator of the popular Peanuts comic strip Charles M. Schultz for … »More

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Miss Black USA 2015 Reigns

ATLANTA (NNPA) - On August 9th, 2015 Miss Black USA made its return back to the Nation's Capitol to crown Miss Black USA 2015. The big night was held at the Theatre for Performing Arts at the University of the District of Columbia. The pageant was … »More

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Health News


Oral Contraceptives Cut Down Endometrial Cancer Risk, Provide Long-Lasting Protection

(NNPA) - Oral contraceptives provide long-term protection against endometrial cancer, according to new research published by … »More

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Marketing Aggravates Obesity in Black Children

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Today, close to one in four Black children – as young as 2 years old – is obese. And the $161 million … »More

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