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 […]

Festival to Raise Funds for Oak Park Little League

OAKPARK – Many a Black athlete has pointed to an inner-city upbringing and how participation in sports helped improve their outlook and circumstances. A group of local citizens is joining together to raise money for the Oak Park Little League and increase opportunities for the children it serves to avoid the pitfalls of youth drug […]

MLK & Wife to Receive Posthumous Congressional Gold Medal

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ATLANTA – The King Center has announced that on June 24, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King will posthumously receive a Congressional Gold Medal, during a special ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The King Center CEO, Dr. Bernice A. King, as well as her […]

13th Annual Juneteenth Celebration: A Celebration of Freedom!

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SACRAMENTO – Education and entertainment will combine this week as the 13th Annual Sacramento Juneteenth Celebration is set to run June 20-22 at William Land Park. The annual celebration will feature Gospel Under the Stars on Friday, June 20, featuring the Ugandan Orphans Choir; the Festival on Saturday, June 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 […]

City of Sacramento Posts Arena Documents Online For Public Review

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SACRAMENTO – The City of Sacramento posted the Entertainment and Sports Center project (ESC) contracts, agreements, and reports for public review and comment before the City Council’s final vote on Tuesday, May 20. Materials are available online at http://portal.cityofsacramento.org/Arena/Reports-and-Resources. While the scope and duration for public review exceeds the City’s requirements, it is consistent with […]

Gone But Not Forgotten

SACRAMENTO – Some saw many seasons and accomplished great things, while others were just on the brink of their potential, gone too soon. The past year has seen the loss of a number of Blacks who made an impact locally, nationally and internationally. As the sun sets on 2013, we take a minute to reflect […]

United Way Luncheon Features Biggest Loser Trainer Dolvett Quince

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SACRAMENTO – Former foster youth and “The Biggest Loser” trainer Dolvett Quince will be the keynote speaker at United Way’s 12th Annual Women in Philanthropy Luncheon on Nov. 4 to benefit local foster youth. Tickets are on sale for the luncheon, which will take place from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Crocker Art Museum and […]

Third Annual African Culture Festival Coming Soon

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SACRAMENTO – With fashion shows, concerts and exhibits, the Third Annual African Cultural Festival promises to be as diverse as the continent it seeks to exalt. The festival is set to be held October 19-20 at the Place County Fair and Event Center in Roseville and as organizers put the final touches on the event, […]

Pacific Regional Boule 17th Annual Biennial Convention

SACRAMENTO – African American professionals from six states are set to converge on the State Capitol next week as the Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity hosts its 2013 Pacific Regional Boule 17th Annual Biennial Convention October 3-6. The local chapter, Gamma Epsilon Boulé hosts. This year’s conference carries the theme of “Collaborating To Develop Sound Public […]