Janet Reno, former US attorney general, has died

MIAMI (AP) — Shy and admittedly awkward, Janet Reno became a blunt spoken prosecutor and the first woman to serve as U.S. attorney general, yet she also was the epicenter of a relentless series of political storms, from the deadly raid on the Branch Davidian compound at Waco, Texas, to the seizure of 5-year-old Cuban […]

50 years later, Black Panthers look back at party’s founding

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Black Panthers emerged from this gritty Northern California city 50 years ago, declaring to a nation in turmoil a new party dedicated to defending African-Americans against police brutality and protecting the right of a downtrodden people to determine their own future. In the group’s short life, it launched an ambitious […]

After Kaepernick’s protest, singers question anthem

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning R&B singer Anthony Hamilton has sung the national anthem in the past. Don’t ask him to sing it in the near future. Hamilton’s frustration with “The Star-Spangled Banner” is shared by some other Black Americans, who feel like the tune sung before major U.S. events is not the best representation […]

‘A Trusted Comrade,’ Black Press Legend George Curry Dies at 69

(NNPA) – The Black Press lost one of it’s most celebrated warriors when George Curry, veteran journalist and former Editor-In-Chief of the NNPA News Wire, died from an apparent heart attack on Saturday, August 20. Curry was 69. “On behalf of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), we are all saddened and heartbroken by the […]

For minorities, pain is severe decade after housing peaked

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the U.S. housing bubble peaked a decade ago, soon to burst with far-reaching consequences, the pain was particularly severe for black and Hispanic Americans. A disproportionate number of minorities succumbed to subprime mortgages and foreclosures and lost their homes. Their collective loss of home equity and shift toward rental housing could […]

RICHARD PAN: Recruiting to Fill California’s Diversity Gap

OPINION – I have been fighting for a state workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and community. With many state workers approaching retirement and an increase in available state jobs, I wanted to be sure the opportunity to get state jobs included minority communities in the Sacramento region. Last summer I called the […]

California Pension Fund CEO Sentenced for Bribery

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A federal judge Tuesday sentenced the former head of the nation’s largest public pension fund to four and 1/2 years in prison in a case in which the pension fund CEO acknowledged accepting more than $200,000 in bribes and trying to steer investments to help an associate. Senior U.S. District Court […]

Golden State Warriors Demolish Houston, Win Series With 114-81 Victory

ALAMEDA, Calif. — As expected, the Golden State Warriors eliminated the Houston Rockets from the NBA playoffs with a decisive and abusive 114-81 victory on April 27 in front of an electric crowd wearing bright yellow “Strength In Numbers” shirts. The Warriors played Game 5 with pure ease and without the services of point guard […]

ROBERT WOODS: The Stock Market (Cont.)

OPINION – In a prior article I talked about the Stock Market and their components. We will continue where we left off with a discussion about Stock Market Management and Market Capitalization. Management Styles There are two basic styles of stock market managers: Active and Passive. Active Managers are active players in the stock market. The […]

Organization ‘The Unforseen’ Recognizes Youth Success Stories; Guild Theater To Premiere 5th Web Series

SACRAMENTO — The Unforeseen will unleashed its Episode 5 at a “Red Carpet Premiere” at the Guild Theater in Oak Park on April 9. The guest speaker is local American hero, Anthony Sadler.  The event starts at 6:30 p.m. Founder Cervanté Burrell and co-founder P.J. Smith created the nonprofit organization, which is geared to highlighting […]