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 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

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

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 […]

Beloved Bishop Sherwood C. Carthen Passes

SACRAMENTO – Bishop Sherwood C. Carthen, the charismatic and beloved pastor of Bayside of South Sacramento (BOSS), passed away Wednesday of a heart attack, church officials said. He was 54 years old. He is survived by his wife, Charlene Carthen, and children, Anthony and Siobhan. Memorial details are not yet available. Bishop Carthen was well-known […]

“Emancipation Jubilee” at the Crocker Art Museum

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

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 […]