State & Local News


California’s invasive ‘contraband watch’ often yields little

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California uses a controversial method to recover contraband from inmates believed to have … »More


Rondo unveiled by Kings, says he has high hopes

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Asked what the potential of the Sacramento Kings will be this coming season, newly signed point … »More

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California legislative panel approves minimum wage hike

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A state legislative committee has approved a plan to raise California's minimum wage again and … »More

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National News

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High costs plague some state-run health insurance markets

WASHINGTON (AP) — State-run health insurance markets that offer coverage under President Barack Obama's health law … »More

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Closing Education Gap would boost U.S. economy

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Men of color would earn $170 billion more a year, if they reached the same education level as … »More


Federal charges including hate crimes for accused shooter

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five weeks after nine people were slain at a black Charleston church, federal authorities have … »More

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Upcoming Events


Grand Opening Planned For Local Artist’s Studio

NORTH SACRAMENTO — His works has appeared in numerous art galleries, solo and group exhibitions through the years. Now fine art and photographer Gerry GOS” Otis Simpson is stepping out and into his … [Read More...]

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Soul of Sacramento Music & Food Festival Planned

SACRAMENTO - The Inaugural Soul Of Sacramento Music & Food Festival will touch down in Sacramento Saturday, July 11 at Southside Park (2115 6th street downtown Sacramento) Gates open at 3 p.m. and … [Read More...]


Comedienne Hope Flood to perform locally

RANCHO CORDOVA - Hope Flood, one of the fastest rising “Keeping It Real” female comedians on the Laff circuit today is heading to the Sacramento region. She’s entertain at Tommy T’s Rancho Cordova … [Read More...]

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Daily Digital Empowerment Series


LYNNIS WOODS: Maximizing Your Wellness During The Summer

OPINION - It Summer!! A great time of the year to get outdoors, enjoy the weather and perhaps make a couple of lifestyle changes for your wellness that you can incorporate throughout the year.  Below … »More



OPINION - As I write I think back to the times I begin to question self. I am threatened by something. It could be that “little committee” talking in my head that seems to make up ways for me to … »More


TIANA BURSE: Progress Equals Happiness

OPINION - Frederick Douglass once stated: "Where there is no struggle, there is no progress." Numerous times a day I receive a mass of emails and social media messages from both men and women … »More

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Sports & Entertainment News

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Black Female Golfer Makes History

(NNPA) - Renée Powell, a pioneering African-American golfer who often fielded racism during her years on the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour, recently made history by becoming one of the first female members of the Royal & Ancient Golf … »More


Kings, Seth Curry agree to 2-year deal

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Seth Curry is joining his brother in Northern California, after all. Just not together on the Golden State Warriors. Curry and the Sacramento Kings have agreed to a two-year, $2 million contract, a person with knowledge of the … »More

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Film Review: Lila & Eve

(NNPA) - “When our child is killed we feel guilt. We feel like failures,” says the leader of a women’s group devoted to mothers whose children have been murdered.  “Get to acceptance, so you can get on with life.” Those words of comfort and guidance … »More

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Health News

Former NBA Star Introduces his invention for chronic pain sufferers at local event

SACRAMENTO - After his career was benched by several knee injuries, former NBA star Jonathan Bender is scoring points off the … »More

$32 Billion in Funding Could Raise Awareness

Lupus Disproportionately Affects Black Women

(NNPA) - Lupus, or systemic lupus erythematosus, is a chronic and often debilitating autoimmune disease that impacts more … »More

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