2017 California State Fair is Here

SACRAMENTO – Thrill rides, live entertainment and all the deep fried food you can eat. The California State Fair returns to Cal Expo July 14-30, promising that the “Best Moments Are Ahead.” Fairgoers will once again brave triple degree weather to enjoy all the event has to offer. We’ve compiled a few highlights from the […]

Former Sacramento City Councilmember Bonnie Pannell Passes

SOUTH SACRAMENTO – South Sacramento lost one of its most dedicated champions Tuesday with the passing of former City Councilmember Bonnie Pannell. Councilmember Pannell died of primary progressive aphasia, a version of Parkinson’s disease. She was 68 years old. Councilmember Pannell first ran for the Sacramento City Council in 1998, upon the untimely death of […]

City of Sacramento Offers Multiple Youth Employment Opportunities

SACRAMENTO – The City of Sacramento has several opportunities for area youth looking for employment. District Eight City Councilmember Larry Carr and City of Sacramento Neighborhood Services join together on Saturday, April 1 to present the 2017 Youth Job & Resource Fair. The event is aimed at young people ages 16-24 and will be held […]

North Sacramento Community to Protest Clearing of Officers in Mann Shooting

SACRAMENTO – After the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office’s decision not to charge two police officers in the July shooting death of a Black man, a local action group is calling for members of the community to join in a protest. The North Sacramento Community Coalition is spearheading a protest on Monday, January 30. The […]

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 […]