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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 discontinued supplying scholarships to … (Read More...)

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Two Groups Announce Plan to Boost Spending Among Blacks

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Black Chambers (USBC) and the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators, and Developers (NABHOOD) are formally … (Read 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 … (Read More...)

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Judge Rules Against California Death Penalty. CA NAACP Applauds Decision

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge in Los Angeles has ruled California's death penalty unconstitutional. The ruling Wednesday by U.S. District Court … (Read More...)

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Plan to Split California Could Go to Voters

SACRAMENTO — Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper began submitting signatures Tuesday for a ballot initiative that would ask voters to split … (Read More...)

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State Approves Fines Of Up to $500 Per Day For Water Wasters

SACRAMENTO – California water regulators voted Tuesday to approve fines up to $500 a day for residents who waste … »More

2014-15 Marks Team’s 30th Season in Sacramento

Sacramento Kings Unveil Commemorative 30th Anniversary Logo

NORTH NATOMAS — The Sacramento Kings unveiled this week a special anniversary logo and corresponding video … »More

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Former Sac PD Detective Set To Discuss Oak Park Serial Killer

OAK PARK — OBSERVER Staff Writer and author Antonio R. Harvey will hold another book discussion about serial killer … »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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Judge Rules Against California Death Penalty. CA NAACP Applauds Decision

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge in Los Angeles has ruled California's death penalty unconstitutional. The ruling … »More

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MLK & Wife to Receive Posthumous Congressional Gold Medal

ATLANTA - The King Center has announced that on June 24, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King … »More

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California State Fair, Thrills for the Entire Family

SACRAMENTO - The California State Fair has returned to the capital city this week, bringing with it thrills for the entire family. The State Fair runs at Cal Expo July 11-27. The theme of this year’s … [Read More...]

Celebrate All Things Hip-Hop at The Crocker Art Museum

SACRAMENTO - The Crocker Art Museum is mixing it up. The downtown museum explores the art of hip-hop music with its Art Mix/Hip Hop event set for Thursday, July 10 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. It’s a … [Read More...]

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NAACP Chairman Roslyn M. Brock to Address First Open Public Meeting of NAACP Annual Convention

LAS VEGAS - NAACP Chairman Roslyn M. Brock will address the 105th NAACP Annual Convention at the first Open Public Mass Meeting on Sunday, July 20. The event is being held in Las Vegas at the Mandalay … [Read More...]

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CHARLES RATLIFF: The Emergence of the HAWK Institute

OPINION - Young Black men and youth need help overcoming formidable barriers to their educational and career development. They are being rapidly left behind and left out of American mainstream … »More

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TIANA BURSE: The Secret to Attracting What you Want

OPINION - Have you heard the phrase “like attracts like” or read the good Biblical Proverbs (23:7) that proclaims, “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he”? I must admit, up until recently my … »More

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CALIPH ASSAGAI: Did you get Covered? Mental Health Included as Essential Health Benefits

OPINION - With the deadline to get covered under the Affordable Care Act recently passing, nearly 1.4 million Californians now have new health coverage that provides a greater level of coverage, … »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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Thunder Valley Summer Concert Series Features R&B Favorites

LINCOLN - Music and entertainment fans can hit the jackpot with a stellar lineup of shows set for the coming months at the Thunder Valley Casino and Resort in nearby Lincoln. R&B crooner George Benson is scheduled to appear in concert on … »More

Darren Collison Agrees to Sign With Kings; 3-year Deal Worth $16 million

NORTH NATOMAS — The Sacramento Kings made their first move since the free-agent period opened July 1 by agreeing to sign former Los Angeles Clippers’ point guard Darren Collison to a reportedly three-year deal worth $16 million. According to the … »More

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Health News

Despite advances made by the Affordable Care Act, which requires that everyone in the United States obtain health insurance, African-American males and Latinos still represent the highest proportion of the uninsured population in the country. (Courtesy photo)

Report Reveals Characteristics of Uninsured Minorities

WASHINGTON - Randy Wheeling, Curtis Washington and Frankie Rossi each signed up for health insurance under the Affordable … »More

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African American Women’s Health Legacy Program Hosts Annual R. Kelley Farm Tour & Picnic

SACRAMENTO - A local organization is inviting members of the public to get on the bus--the destination, healthier … »More

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