Ty Corbin Out – George Karl in as Coach of the Sacramento Kings

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SACRAMENTO — Tyrone Corbin did nothing but handle the situation with pure professionalism with all types of speculations swirling around him that he would be replace as the Sacramento Kings head coach during the NBA’s All-Star break. Corbin, knew his time was short when he took the position in December. That time has arrived. The […]

CLBC Hosts screening of “Forgoten Four: The Integration of Pro Football”

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SACRAMENTO – The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) will host a Black History Month special screening of the “Forgotten Four: The Integration of Pro Football” on Feb. 10 at Sacramento’s Crest Theatre. The documentary film starts at 6:00 p.m. There is no entry fee, but limited seating is available. Online registration is required by Feb. […]

Utah Rep. Becomes First Black Woman Republican In Congress

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SALT LAKE CITY — Mia Love of Utah became the first Black female Republican in Congress this nonth as she was sworn in along with 57 other freshmen members of the U.S. House. Rep. Love, the 39-year-old former mayor of Saratoga Springs, was elected in November in Utah’s 4th District. She already has started making […]

Comedian Sinbad To Speak To ‘IndiviZlbe’

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OAK PARK — Comedian and actor Sinbad will open up IndiviZible’s Speakers Series for 2015. He will appear at the organization’s meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 26 at the Guild Theater in Oak Park. Sinnbad’s exposure on “Star Search” led to a featured role on the short-lived comedy series “The Redd Foxx Show” […]

Sac County Democrats Turn In Petitions For Twin Rivers Special Election

Darrow Sprague and Eric Sunderlund talk to a Natomas resident about signing the petition to call for a special election in the Twin Rivers Unified School District. The Democratic Party of Sacramento County said it collected the required signatures and met the deadline (OBSERVER photo by Robert Maryland).

SACRAMENTO – The Democratic Party of Sacramento County (DPSC) announced that the political organization and other supporting entities have collected 1,083 valid signatures, enough to call a special election for Twin Rivers Unified School District’s Area 5 seat. Since Dec. 28, parents, community activists, and the Del Paso Heights Neighborhood Association partnered with DPSC until […]

Cousins Says ‘Yes,’ Sac High Will Get New Scoreboards

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins said he will purchase and donate new basketball scoreboards to Sacramento Charter High School. The current scoreboards (inset photo) is antiquated and prone to malfunctioning during games.
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OAK PARK — Sacramento Kings star player DeMarcus Cousins is officially going to make it the last time that his Nike Elite Skills Basketball Camp’s staff deals with obsolete scoreboards in Sacramento Charter High School’s Dave Hotell Memorial Pavilion. After the Kings beat the New York Knicks 135-129 in overtime at Sleep Train Arena on […]

Kings Fire Malone; Corbin Assumes Duties

Tyrone Corbin talked to the local press after he was officially named the replacement for Michael Malone. Malone was fired after an 11-13 start this season and a few bad losses, many without the service of center DeMarcus Cousins.
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NORTH NATOMAS — Sacramento Kings General Manager Pete D’Alessandro discussed publicly on Dec. 15 why Michael Malone was relieved of his head coaching duties. In the interim, at least until further notice, Tyrone Corbin is the Kings’ coach. “This was an extremely difficult decision, but we feel this is in the best interest of the […]

Kings Make A Statement With ‘I Can’t Breathe” T-Shirts

Sacramento Kings Forward Rudy Gay and some of his teammates wore 'I Can't Breathe' T-shirts during their game against the Houston Rockets at Sleep Train Area on Dec. 11. The game was nationally televised.
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NORTH NATOMAS — First it was LeBron James, followed by Kobe Bryant, and then Rudy Gay and the Sacramento Kings emerged with “I Can’t Breathe” t-shirts during pregame warmups of the their game against the Houston Rockets on Dec. 11. Gay, Reggie Evans, Ray McCallum, Ryan Hollins, Ramon Sessions, Jason Thompson, Ben McLemore, and Nik […]

OCT. 15: The Date Malik Saunders Got Married — And Nearly Died

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CARMICHAEL — This past fall, talented local poet Malik “Mista Malik” Saunders did something significant 10 years to the date that he was in a life-threatening automobile accident. Saunders married Adriana Diaz in front of his family and hers at Mercy San Juan Hospital. The marriage ceremony is in stark contrast to Saunders’ condition a […]

Local Protests Break Out Amid Ferguson Verdict

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SOUTH SACRAMENTO — No sooner than it was announced that a grand jury decided not to indict a White police officer for the shooting death of an unarmed Black teen last summer, a local group of protesters expressed their displeasure of the resolution. The protesters marched from 55th Street, to the intersection of 65th and […]