NBC Scraps Cosby Project and TV Land Pulls ‘Cosby Show’ From Lineup Amid Assault Allegations

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NEW YORK (AP) – NBC has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development and TV Land will stop airing reruns of “The Cosby Show,” moves that came a day after another woman came forward claiming that the once-beloved comic had sexually assaulted her. NBC spokeswoman Rebecca Marks said Wednesday the Cosby sitcom “is […]

Blacks More Active on Certain Social Media Sites

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WASHINGTON (NNPA) – While Black and White people have similar rates of Internet use, Black people are slightly more plugged in to certain social media sites, where sharing life’s minutiae is the norm. “Social networks are a great way to stay connected with others, but you should be wary about how much personal information you […]

NCBW, Sacramento Chapter Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

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SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. is accepting applications for its 2014 scholarship for area high school students. Scholarships will be given to seniors graduating from Sacramento area schools. Applicants are required to write an essay on the topic, “My Life, My Goals.” An application and complete […]

Littlejohn To Discuss “Swirling” At Underground Books

As co-author of "Swirling", the popular how-to book on interracial, cross-cultural and mixed-faith dating and relationships, Janice Littlejohn will make a pre-Valentine's Day appearance at Underground Books in Sacramento, Saturday, Feb. 8 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

OAK PARK — Los Angeles-based journalist, Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn, will lead a discussion on the themes of her book, “Swirling: How to Date, Mate, and Relate Mixing Race, Culture, and Creed,” on Feb. 8 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Underground Books 2814 35th Sacramento. Book signing to follow. Attendees will also experience a […]

Swastika Found on The Lawn of a Black Councilwoman in Tracy

Tracy City Council Woman, Nancy Young and her husband, James Young

TRACY – Police are investigating an apparent hate crime where several landscape rocks were arranged in the form of a swastika on the lawn of an African-American city councilwoman. The Contra Costa Times reported Friday that Tracy councilwoman Nancy Young found the Nazi-style swastika near her doorstep in the early morning hours of July 2. […]

CHARLINE CROWELL: America’s Crisis: 38 Million have no Retirement Assets

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  OPINION – As more Baby Boomers continue to retire, a new research report has found that the nation is facing a trillion dollar retirement savings crisis. According to the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS), 38 million Americans – 45 percent of working-age households – have no retirement account assets. Among all working households, […]