Despite Critics Panning of “Birth of a Nation,” DeMarcus Cousins Says Film Is “Excellent”

SACRAMENTO — Sacramento Kings star center DeMarcus Cousins viewed the film “Birth of a Nation” over the weekend. He also heard and read about the critics who have deemed the flick a disappointment and a flop. Cousins, sharing his take on the movie directed and produced by Nate Parker, told The OBSERVER that the film […]

Oakland Raiders Outlast San Diego Chargers For 34-31 Victory

OAKLAND — The Oakland Raiders win their first home game of the season and move into a first-place tie in the AFC West after beating the beleaguered San Diego Chargers 34-31 on Oct. 9 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Oakland quarterback Derek Carr completed 25 of 40 passes for 317 yards and two touchdowns while receiver […]

Paul McCartney Rocks Out New Golden 1 Center

SACRAMENTO — Musical extraordinaire Sir Paul McCartney made history when he stepped on the stage at the Golden 1 Center on Oct. 4, which marked the first-ever event in the newly built facility. Fans from all over the Sacramento region and northern California, estimated at 15,000-plus, happily surged into the building to see one of […]

Police Shooting of Joseph Mann Released To City Council and Public

SACRAMENTO — After weeks of requests, a video of a mentally ill Black man who was shot and killed by Sacramento Police Department officers on July 11 was released and shown to members of the City Council on Tuesday afternoon. Members of the City Council were able to see about one minute and thirteen seconds […]

Racial Bias Alleged At Sacramento City Hall

SACRAMENTO — John Shirey has been the city manager for the City of Sacramento for five years. In November, his tenure will come to an end and Assistant City Manager Howard Chan will assume the position on an interim basis until a permanent replacement is hired eventually in 2017. Shirey has done some significant things […]

“Swing fore! Education” Golf Tournament Tees off Sept. 9

SACRAMENTO – There is still plenty of time to join and play in the “2016 Swing fore! Education” golf tournament on Friday, Sept. 9, at Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course. The Swing Fore Education golf tournament benefits college scholarships for deserving high school graduates and for students currently attending college. After playing you’ll enjoy a buffet […]

Sacramento Police Shooting Sparks Federal Lawsuit (VIDEO)

SACRAMENTO — On the morning of July 11, 51-year-old Joseph Curtis Mann was shot at about 18 times in North Sacramento by two Sacramento Police Department officers, who say the homeless man was in possession of a knife. Mann, a mentally ill person who was a former employee of the California Department of Corrections and […]

Boys and Men of Color Sacramento to Host 5th Summit At Sac State

SACRAMENTO — The Boys and Men of Color Sacramento (BM0C) will host the “Fifth Annual BMOC Summit” at Sacramento State University on Thursday, July 21 in the University Union. The FREE summit, “We Are More Than A Statistic,” starts at 9:00 a.m. and runs to 4:00 p.m. This year’s keynote speaker for the summit is […]

Sacramento Kings Flip No. 8 Pick Into Three First-Round Sections In The NBA Draft

NORTH NATOMAS — The Sacramento Kings were busy and active for the 2016 NBA Draft. With the No. 8 pick going into the draft, the Kings walked out of the first round with three selections, adding two guards and two centers. With the No. 8 overall selection, a lottery pick, the Kings traded the pick […]

Carol’s Books close to reopening

NORTH SACRAMENTO – It’s been almost five years until the day when Carol’s Books bookstore in North Sacramento closed due to flooding of the popular African American business. But through the struggles, constant persistence and never-ending hope, the bookstore’s operator Sharon Wright is near reopening the facility on Del Paso Boulevard. There’s not a date […]