Survey: Minorities make up 14 percent of state lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Only 14 percent of state legislators are minorities, according to a report released on Monday. The New American Leaders Project surveyed state lawmakers in 2015 and found that black politicians held around 9 percent of the seats, Latino and Latina politicians held about 4 percent of the seats and Asian American politicians […]

Kelly Rowland, Snoop Dogg join new BET series’

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news Wednesday from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs: ____ Khloe Kardashian says former NBA star Lamar Odom is doing well in his recovery from an apparent drug overdose last year in a Nevada brothel. […]

In final year, Obama encourages staff to ‘stay on offense’

WASHINGTON (AP) — In June, during one of the best stretches of his presidency, Barack Obama strode through a West Wing hallway exclaiming: “Offense! Stay on offense!” It was a rallying cry for a White House that suddenly seemed to find its footing in the final quarter of Obama’s tenure. An Asia-Pacific trade agreement was […]

Investing in the Education of Students of Color Benefits All Americans

(NNPA) – As Congress prepares to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, or ESEA, it is vitally important that the updated law address the significant achievement gaps that plague the nation’s most underserved populations: students of color and low-income students. Providing these students with a high-quality education that prepares them for college and a career […]

Kings Beat San Antonio To Go 2-1 In Preseason

NORTH NATOMAS – Rudy Gay had 26 points and seven rebounds and DeMarcus Cousins added 17 points, 10 rebounds, and four steals to lead the Sacramento Kings 95-92 past the San Antonio Spurs at Sleep Train Arena on Oct. 8. Marco Bellinelli had 19 points and 4 assists and Rajon Rondo contributed six points, 10 […]

TIANA BURSE: Contentment: Friend or Foe?

OPINION- Alison Krauss once stated: “I don’t look for bliss just contentment.” In life we sometimes find ourselves in a crossroad of sorts. An intersection where being grateful for where we landed in life connects with becoming content and settling in a universe filled with endless possibilities. A few nights ago I found myself in […]

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 indicted the suspected shooter on dozens of new charges, including hate crimes, firearms violations and obstructing the practice of religion. The prosecution, particularly on hate crimes, has been expected since the June 17 shootings at Emanuel African […]

COP 2015 Charity Golf Tournament, Celebrating Our Fathers

SACRAMENTO – COP 2015 Charity Golf Tournament, Celebrating Our Fathers. A weekend celebration with Golf on Friday and Men’s Breakfast on Saturday. We are so excited about this event, all monies raised from the golf tournament will benefit CSU Summer Algebra Institute, this program is a FREE course taught by certified math instructors. Please feel […]

Easter events planned throughout Sacramento

Sacramento comes alive with the spirit of Easter as churches and community-based organizations host events and activities for the holiday. Below is a brief list of local events. The largest egg hunt in the world is about to hit the State Capitol on Saturday, April 4 and Blue Heart International wants you to be a […]

CRAIG DELUZ: Cosby: Innocecnt Until Proven Guilty

OPINION – One cannot help but be moved by millions of people declaring “Je Suis Charlie” in solidarity with the brave staff of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo, several of which were gunned down by Islamic terrorists. This was a great moment for free speech and perhaps an even better one for a spirit of […]