“Emancipation Jubilee” at the Crocker Art Museum

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SACRAMENTO – The artwork of Kara Walker will provide the backdrop for a unique world record attempt this weekend in observance of significant turning point in African American–and American–history. “Emancipation Jubilee” will take place at the Crocker Art Museum at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 22. To mark the opening of the new exhibit, “Emancipating […]

Local Leaders Remember Historic March on Washington

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SACRAMENTO – When 9-year-old Nigel Ramey was assigned to write a school essay for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, he didn’t have to rely on web sites and old magazine articles, he simply reached out to someone who was there as history unfolded. He called his grandmother, Dr. Felicienne Ramey. Dr. Ramey, the former […]

Comcast Hosts Youth Tech Summit: Social Media & Cyber-Bullying Discussed

SACRAMENTO – If you are a parent and you see your child’s Facebook page and there are no updates or comments for an extended period of time, they may be pulling a fast one. This and other interesting bits of information were shared at last week’s Youth Tech Summit and Expo, hosted by Comcast at […]

Alan Rowe College Prep Prepares For Grand Opening

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ELK GROVE – With the start of school just days away, teachers and staff of a local charter school system took the opportunity to do some last-minute homework. Key educators and support staffers from throughout the Fortune Charter School System all gathered at its Sacramento headquarters last week for a summer symposium focused on professional […]

Don’t Miss the 27th Annual Oak Park Summer Concert

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OAK PARK – Every year, hundreds of locals fill McClatchy Park for an annual concert, despite Sacramento’s oppressive, sometimes triple digit heat. This year they’ll have some Suga T to keep them cool. The Bay Area based rapper singer will perform during the 27th Annual Oak Park Summer Concert set for Saturday, August 3. The […]

Sacramento Native Tommy Wright Gets His Shot in Fruitvale Station

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NATIONWIDE – Having just moved to Los Angeles to pursue a professional acting career, Sacramento native Thomas Wright was long on ambition, but short on cash. When he got a call from a casting director to audition hundreds of miles away in San Francisco in less than 24 hours, his lack of funds made him […]

Ryan Coogler on Fruitvale Station

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NATIONWIDE – Home on Christmas break from the University of Southern California, he watched televised cell phone footage of an unarmed Black man being roughed up and subsequently shot by a White Bay Area transit officer who said he mistook his gun for his taser. He knew it could easily have been him. Four years […]

Jazz in the Courtyard Series Presents: Lloyd Gregory

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SACRAMENTO – Bay Area musician Lloyd Gregory is looking to jazz up the capital city. The guitar afficianado comes to Sacramento’s Crocker Art Museum Thursday, June 20 for its Jazz in the Courtyard series. The show is set to run 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Gregory, based in San Francisco, is an award winning master of […]

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services to Host Career & Job Development Fair

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SACRAMENTO – Locals looking for work get a boost from the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) on Saturday, May 18, as it hosts a Career and Job Development Fair from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event is designed to offer career resources and expose individuals to local businesses with entry level positions. […]

Whole Foods & thinkThin Give Mothers Something to Think About

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SACRAMENTO – Whole Foods is giving area women something to “think” about this Mother’s Day. thinkThin LLC, the producers of popular weight management bars, will be giving special thanks to moms all over the country this week as part of Whole Foods gifting program in celebration of Mother’s Day. Taking place at participating Whole Foods […]