State & Local News

Oak Ridge's Isamar Conde, right, defends McClatchy's Alex Washington, left, during the D-1 Nor Cal Championships at Sleep Train Arena on March 21. McClatchy won the game 58-49 and will play for the state title next week in Berkeley.
(OBSERVER photo by Antonio R. Harvey)

McClatchy Girls head to State Championships. Sac High Boys head home

NORTH NATOMAS — Sacramento’s C.K. McClatchy High’s varsity girls basketball team is on its way to the state … »More

Corey Jackson Riverside area 100 Black Men lead his panel that covered best practices to reach African American youth.

Black Educators discuss how to educate underserved students

SAN DIEGO (CBM)- Over 500 educators, parents, and stakeholders attended the annual California Association of … »More

Sacramento High School head coach Derek Swafford and his varsity Dragons watch the last seconds of their game against St. Mary's of Stockton. Sac High won the game 85-60 and will advance to the D-2 Nor Cal Championship game on March 21.
(Photos by Antonio R. Harvey)

Sac High Earns Trip to NorCal Championships

OAK PARK — Sacramento High School’s boys basketball team beat St. Mary’s of Stockton 85-60 March 17 to earn a trip … »More

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National News


NUL Report: Black America Remains in Crisis

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When it comes to the equality in America, a new report by the National Urban League says that … »More

Holder’s departing press conference. (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen)

Ferguson Increased Revenue by Targeting Blacks

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Justice Department’s recent investigation of the Ferguson, Mo. Police Department not only … »More

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Blacks Now Finishing High School at Record Levels

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – After 30 years of little to no progress, Black youth are completing high school at the highest … »More

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Upcoming Events

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Kings Ammounce “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...]


New Faze Development hosts Spring Fling to highlight Renaissance Park Development

NORTH SACRAMENTO - New Faze Development invites the public out to see its latest project, Renaissance Park. The development firm, led by President Mark T. Harris, hosts its Spring Fling event on … [Read More...]


Ambassador Andrew Young to speak at Indivizible

OAK PARK — IndiviZible’s Speaker Series welcomes former U.S. Ambassador Andrew J. Young, Jr., as its guest on Wednesday, March 25, at the Guild Theatre in Oak Park. Sacramento Mayor will conduct a … [Read More...]

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Daily Digital Empowerment Series


DAVID FONTAINE: Don’t rely solely on Uncle Sam’s help during Retirement

OPINION - You can’t watch television or read a newspaper without being reminded of the uncertain times we’re in. Disappearing jobs, disturbing stock market losses. I don’t need to tell you it’s rough … »More


TIANA BURSE: Wake Up With Purpose

OPINION - Confucius once stated: “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” The number one question that I get asked on a daily basis is: “How did I manage to turn … »More


KEVIN CHAVOUS: Educating the Kids Nobody Wants

OPINION - After giving a recent education reform speech in Georgia, a thirty-something man approached me to discuss my views on the increasing school expulsion rate for kids, particularly boys of … »More

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Sports & Entertainment News

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Olympic champ Gabby Douglas’ family to get reality show

LOS ANGELES - Olympic women's gymnastics champion Gabrielle Douglas can add another item to her resume: TV star. The defending all-around gold medalist and her family will be featured in a new Oxygen reality show debuting later this year. The … »More

Kevin Hart discusses his comedy.

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Filming of ‘Get Hard’

NEW ORLEANS (NNPA) – The comedy Get Hard, scheduled for release March 27, co-stars Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. The shoot took place in New Orleans. A visit to the film’s production studios in there found Ferrell and Hart deep in their craft of … »More


From 68 to 16 in one week

NATIONWIDE - If dieters could accomplish what the NCAA Division I Mens’ basketball tournament did last week, no one would be overweight. In an almost magical, but certainly exciting sequence of events, the NCAA TOURNAMENT to determine the National … »More

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Health News

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California Dental Association Foundation offers free dental care

SACRAMENTO - The California Dental Association Foundation (CDA) is offering free dental care to those who need it on Friday, … »More

From dollar amount to intangibles, M.D. says condition is a ubiquitous factor in life

What is Your Obesity Costing You?

(NNPA) - Sometimes celebrities or otherwise physically fit people will put on a fat suit and document their experience with a … »More

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