Black Men Stand United at Sacramento City Council Meeting

SACRAMENTO – As he stood before the Sacramento City Council on Tuesday, calling for an end to racial profiling and shootings of unarmed Black men by law enforcement officers, Mark T. Harris was likely having flashbacks of being pulled over himself, just last week. Moved to action by his own negative interactions with local law […]

Local Black Men Seek Transparency From City Hall

SACRAMENTO – Whether its Baton Rouge, St. Paul, Minnesota or here in the capital city, every day seems to bring news of another Black man being shot and killed by law enforcement officers. Filled with grief and anger over what’s going on in the world and closer to home, a group of concerned local Black […]

Sacramento NAACP Celebrates 100 years & Advocacy

SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Branch National Association for The Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), celebrating 100 years of service and advocacy, will host an Historical Exhibit at the California State Fair that will run for 17 days. The historical exhibit features a photo and video gallery highlighting the significant accomplishments over the past 100 years […]

Head of IFCO, Gail Walker to speak in Sacramento

Gail Walker, Executive Director of the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO), organizer of the annual US-Cuba Friendshipment Caravan, will be in Sacramento Sunday, July 10. Ms. Walker will speak at the Pastors for Peace Cuba Caravan event at Southside CoHousing Common House, 434 T Street, which begins at 5:30 p.m. Ms. Walker worked with […]

Sacramento County Plastic Bag Ban Takes Affect

Sacramento – Sacramento County will become the 149th jurisdiction in the state to implement a plastic bag ban on July 1. This is the same day that was supposed to be the start date of the statewide plastic bag ban, a ban that has been delayed by out-of-state plastic bag manufacturers, and will now be […]

Three day Civics Bootcamp teaches youth the inner workings of government

SACRAMENTO – The Black Youth Leadership Project (BYLP) presents its Civics Bootcamp, a three day program for high school students July 5-7. The bootcamp will provide an intensive hands-on opportunity for students in grades 9-12 to learn about state local government, civic engagement and advocacy. Students who participate in BYLP’s Civics Bootcamp will gain a […]

Kandace Springs to perform at Folsom Lake College

FOLSOM – She counts Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Roberta Flack, and Norah Jones as her heroes, but she’s got a rich sound all her own. Singer, songwriter and pianist Kandace Springs will share her songs from her new album “Soul Eyes,” locally as she performs in Folsom on June 19, opening for Gregory […]

Project1VOICE/1Play/1Day promotes “Keeping Black Theatre Alive”

Images Theatre Company, Celebration Arts, Crocker Art Museum, GOS” Art Gallery Studio, and Sojourner Truth Multicultural Art Museum are all collaborating and participating in Project1VOICE/1Play/1Day, an international, same-day, staged reading series that promotes “keeping Black Theatre alive,” by supporting and reviving exemplary works written by Black playwrights. Project1VOICE, a non-profit organization is the brainchild of […]

Sacramento’s “Big Day of Giving” is here

SACRAMENTO – Knowing that there is strength in numbers, a group of local non-profits have joined together to learn from each other, increase their visibility and maximize opportunities to keep their organizations–and their missions– alive. The Sacramento African American Nonprofit Coalition is gearing up to participate in the Big Day of Giving, a 24-hour giving […]

Sac PD: Arrest made In the murder of “J.J.” Clavo

DEL PASO HEIGHTS – A local 16-year-old with apparent gang ties is being charged with the murder of 17-year-old Grant High football player Jaulon “J.J.” Clavo, according to police. Police Chief Samuel Somers, Jr. says Keymontae Lindsey was formally arrested in the murder on Thursday, but has been in police custody since the day following […]