Family Outraged At Teacher’s Lynching Comment

(FOLSOM) – The family of a local teen has filed a formal complaint with his school after a teacher’s controversial comment about lynching. Tyler McIntyre, an eighth grade student at Folsom’s Sutter Middle School, says that on November 2, his American History class was collectively grading a test they’d taken on the U.S. Constitution. One […]

2016 NAACP Election Held, Results Contested

(SACRAMENTO) – After last week’s election, former Sacramento NAACP President Betty Williams is set to be sworn in on Saturday, marking her return to the position. Ms. Williams, currently serving as First Vice President, beat out incumbent Stephen T. Webb, in what organization officials call a “record breaking turnout” of members to vote. Webb, however, […]

Turkey Giveaway to Help Families in Need

(SOUTH SACRAMENTO) – On Tuesday, November 22, Assemblymember Cooper, along with event partners including Grocery Outlet Bargain Market are providing over 2,000 free turkeys to families in need as part of “Assemblymember Cooper’s 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Healthy Family and Turkey Giveaway”. “Helping people is my passion and every family deserves to eat a healthy meal […]

#SchoolsNotPrisions Tour Kicks off at Sacramento City College

SACRAMENTO- Music artists are often at the forefront of the push for social change. Ty Dolla $ign helps kick off the #SchoolsNotPrisons tour on Saturday, August 6 at Sacramento City College. #SchoolsNotPrisons is a public education campaign by Californians for Safety and Justice that is raising awareness about who California sends to prison, the cost […]

Black Women’s Health and Wellness Conference “A Healthier You! A Healthier Me! A Healthier We!”

SACRAMENTO – The wellbeing of African American women takes center stage on Saturday, August 6 as local leaders join to present their first Black Women’s Health and Wellness Conference. The Encouraging Life Organization, in partnership with the Juliete Health Organization, will host the event at UC Davis’ Education Building, located in Sacramento at 4810 X […]

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 […]