NBA Bans Clippers Owner, Donald Sterling For Life

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LOS ANGELES – Newly named NBA Commissioner Adam Silver defined his administration when he banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling “for life” from the team and league for his audio-recorded conversation with his girlfriend that expresses his dislike for African Americans. Silver, who assumed the role of commissioner when David Stern left the postion […]

Roberts Family Development Center Seeks Servant Leaders

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NORTH SACRAMENTO – The Roberts Family Development Center (RFDC) is now seeking college-age young people and recent college graduates to play a key role in the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools program this summer 2014 as Servant Leader Interns. The CDF Freedom Schools program provides summer and after-school enrichment through a model curriculum that supports […]

Sacramento City Councilwoman, Bonnie Pannell Stepping Down

Sacramento City Councilwoman Bonnie Pannell will host a Youth Arts Gala on Sept. 21, at Luther Burbank High School.

SACRAMENTO — Citing health concerns, longtime Sacramento City Councilwoman Bonnie Pannell has announced that she will step down as the District 8 representative on June 23. Ms. Pannell’s planned departure will mean District 8 residents will have someone without the last name Pannell representing them for the first time since 1992. Ms. Pannell’s late husband […]

Miki Turner Shares Book, “Journey To The Woman I’ve Come to Love”

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OAK PARK — A modest group of individuals found out that everything award-winning photojournalist, producer, author Miki Turner talks about is interesting, inspirational, and also motivating. Ms. Turner definitely uses her valuable career in journalism and photojournalism to make a difference and bring awareness to the African American community. Ms. Turner returned to Sacramento for […]

IdiviZible Speaker Series Features NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas

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OAK PARK — NBA Hall of Fame player and entrepreneur Isiah Thomas will be the next guest for IndiviZible’s Speakers Series. Thomas’ engagement will take place at the Guild Theater at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, March 24. Isiah Lord Thomas III was born on Chicago’s West Side. His professional career spans more than 30 years […]

Kings Owner Vivek Ranadivé Nominated for “Sports Executive of the Year”

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NORTH NATOMAS — Sacramento Kings Majority Owner Vivek Ranadivé has been nominated for Street & Smith’s Sports Business Award’s “Sports Executive of the Year” (http://bit.ly/1iwziJ0). Launched in 2008, the awards were established by SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily to celebrate and recognize leaders for excellence and outstanding achievement in the business of sports. “It is […]

Kings Meet Their Goal and Donate $100,000 To Literacy Programs

he Sacramento Kings and their Literacy Partners are elated about reaching their $100,000 goal. The funding will support local reading campaigns. From left to right are Symia Stigler, Sacramento Reads!; Stephanie R. McLemore-Bray, United Way; Phil Horn, Kings VP of tickets sales and service; Rivkah K. Sass; Sacramento Public Library, and Sacramento Office of Education Superintendent David W. Gordon.


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NORTH NATOMAS — The Sacramento Kings announced earlier this week that they’ve met their $100,000 goal and presented checks to the four beneficiaries of the Reading and Literacy campaign. United Way’s STAR Readers, the Sacramento County Office of Education’s (SCOE) Preschool Bridging Model+, Sacramento READS!, and the Sacramento Public Library will reap the benefits of […]

Harold Wants To Be Agent Of Change In Halls of Congress

Former Miss America Erika Harold could be the first Black woman Republican elected to Congress if she makes it out Illinois' Primary and General Election.

Photo — Harold makes her announcement to run for the 13th District seat in Illinois 
(photo courtesy of Erika Harold For Congress).
Inset — Photo courtesy of The Angolite.

URBANA-CHAMPAIGN — Last June, former Miss America Erika Harold put her $300,000, one-bedroom apartment in downtown Chicago up for sell, left a prestigious attorney job with a law firm in the city, and then moved back to where she was born and raised in Champaign County Illinois. Shortly after her return to Urbana, Ill., Harold, […]

Contractor Outreach Meetings Announced for New Arena

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NORTH NATOMAS — The Sacramento Kings and Turner Construction announced the 2014 calendar of outreach meetings for construction opportunities with the new Entertainment and Sports Center (ESC). The goal of these meetings is to educate and assist contractors interested in competing for the estimated nearly $300 million in construction work needed to build the new ESC. […]

New Oak Park Masjid As-Sabur Scheduled To Open

Masjid As-Sabur is located at 4926 15th Avenue in Oak Park. The facility will officially open Feb. 21 with activities through the weekend.
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OAK PARK — Masjid As-Sabur of Sacramento has served the Oak/Tahoe Park area for nearly 39 years. This year the congregation moves into its new 3,500-square feet, facility located at 4926 15th Avenue. A fundraising grand opening is set for Feb. 21 and 22. Emerging from the Nation of Islam and transitioning to Al Islam […]