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

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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

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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

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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 […]

The California State Fair Returns to Cal Expo

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SACRAMENTO – Thrill rides, live concerts and all the deep fried food you can eat. The California State Fair returns to Cal Expo July 10-26, promising to be the “best 17 days of summer.” Fairgoers will once again brave triple degree weather to enjoy all the event has to offer. We’ve compiled a few highlights […]

AG Harris asked to investigate effort to overturn plastic bag ban

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SACRAMENTO – Supporters of the state’s plastic bag ban today refiled their complaint with California Attorney General Kamala Harris over deceptive signature gathering by petition gatherers seeking a repeal of the law. The move comes after the Secretary of State’s office said it would not review the complaint because Secretary of State Alex Padilla had […]

Aerius CEO, Harold Rounds Works to Bring “Green Technology Smartphone” to Market

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NEW YORK – His company’s name may not be as recognizable as other smartphone leaders, but one CEO says, given the advances it is bringing to the table, it’s only a matter of time. Harold Rounds took over as Interim CEO of New York-based Aerius International, Inc. in May and hit the ground running. Tasked […]

Africans United Against EBOLA Rally at State Capitol

SACRAMENTO – Calling it a “global affair,” a number of area organizations have united to stop the spread of Ebola in Africa. Africans United Against EBOLA (AUAE) has set a press conference and rally for Tuesday, September 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the West Steps of the State Capitol to raise awareness […]

State Fair Exhibit Recognizes Black Pioneer James Beckwourth

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SACRAMENTO – As business owners pitched household products and farmers handed out free produce samples, a local woman was offering up something she says was just as useful, knowledge. Culture champion Dorothy Benjamin spent the last two weeks educating folks about California pioneer James P. Beckwourth at the California State Fair. Ms. Benjamin said numerous […]

Entrepreneur Helps Women Defend Themselves

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SACRAMENTO – Some view women as the “weaker sex” and therefore more vulnerable. A local woman is coming to their defense, literally. Dannie Marie Hargrow is an independent sales representative for Diva Pro Defense. As such, she sells self-defense tools for women including stun guns, pepper spray, alarms, and kubatons. Ms. Hargrow points out that […]