The California State Fair Returns to Cal Expo

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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 While the scope and duration for public review exceeds the City’s requirements, it is consistent with […]