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 […]

Sherri “Kiara” Harris is Waiting For Her Match

SACRAMENTO – This Christmas Sherri “Kiara” Harris didn’t covet jewelry, a designer handbag or the latest iPhone. The gift of life was at the top of her wish list. Ms. Harris, 52, is waiting for a life-saving kidney transplant. She undergoes dialysis three times a week, being hooked up for three hours at a time […]

Widower Delivers Promise To Bring Bernice King To Area Sept. 5

SACRAMENTO – It’s been a tough eight months since his beloved wife passed away, but a local man says his faith has seen him through and is helping him fulfill her legacy. “She was my rib, my soulmate,” Karlos Daniels shared about his wife of 31 and a half years, . Felicia Daniels had been planning […]

Book Club booted from wine train for #LaughingWhileBlack

SAN FRANCISCO – A group of mostly Black women who were thrown off the Napa Valley Wine Train last Saturday for laughing too loudly, have received the corporate apology they were seeking, but the experience has left a bitter taste in their mouths. Eleven members of the Sistahs On The Reading Edge book club were […]

South Central’s Guerrilla Gardener Ron Finley to sow seed at IndiviZible meeting

OAK PARK – Mayor Kevin Johnson introduces the local community to Ron Finley on Monday, August 17 as he presents the next installment of his 2015 Indivizible Speakers Series. Finley is known as South Central’s Guerrilla Gardener. The public is invited to attend and listen as Finley details how he’s transitioning South Los Angeles from […]

State Fair Exhibit Dedicated as a Tribute to the Sacramento Observer

SACRAMENTO – From agricultural wonders to popular tourist attractions, California State Fair exhibits are known for highlighting gems of the Golden State. That tradition continues this year, as the Sacramento Observer, one of the nation’s most recognized Black newspapers, will be featured in a special display throughout the run of the fair at Cal Expo, […]

Soul of Sacramento Music & Food Festival Planned

SACRAMENTO – The Inaugural Soul Of Sacramento Music & Food Festival will touch down in Sacramento Saturday, July 11 at Southside Park (2115 6th street downtown Sacramento) Gates open at 3 p.m. and the party starts at 5 p.m. “The Soul Of Sacramento Music And Food” Festival will be an annual event that promotes community […]

Comedienne Hope Flood to perform locally

RANCHO CORDOVA – Hope Flood, one of the fastest rising “Keeping It Real” female comedians on the Laff circuit today is heading to the Sacramento region. She’s entertain at Tommy T’s Rancho Cordova July 10-12. Flood’s appeal is universal due to the everyday life experiences she talks about; whether it’s male/female relationships, love, lust, motherhood, […]

Advocate Helps Californians Keep Homes

SACRAMENTO – Homeownership is a large part of the American Dream, but after being hit hard by an economic downturn, many in California saw their “home sweet home” experience turn sour. A local woman, however, is playing a key role in helping owners keep their keys. Tia Boatman Patterson serves as Executive Director of the […]