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 […]

Local Women Fill ‘Plates’ With Self-Sufficiency


SACRAMENTO – With two jobs and five kids, local mother Ebony Price has a lot on her plate. Fortunately, she seems to have found the recipe for success and self-sufficiency. Ms. Price, 29, is a graduate of the Plates Employment Training Program. Through the program, formerly homeless mothers who have stayed at the St. John’s […]

Emerge: 7 Women 7 Stools


SACRAMENTO – Each person will walk away from her play with something different, but playwright Delilah Rashell Williams, hopes that everyone will “emerge” better than they were upon entering the theater. Williams brings “Emerge: 7 Women 7 Stools,” which she co-wrote with local vocalist Kitty Griffin, to Sacramento’s The Center at Twenty Three-Hundred Friday, April […]

Observer Co-Publisher Kathryn C. Lee passes at 77

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SACRAMENTO – She was a contestant in the Miss Amigos pageant in Sacramento in 1954, but those who knew her said her true beauty lie in her ability to help provide opportunities for other African Americans in the region. Kathryn C. Lee, co-publisher of the Sacramento Observer Newspaper, passed away peacefully at her home on […]

Terry McMillan to Speak at Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship Fundraiser


SACRAMENTO – Her “sistah stories” landed her atop many a bestseller’s list, making her a prime example of literary excellence. Terry McMillan comes to Sacramento on Sunday, March 24 to deliver the keynote address during an event titled, “Building Bridges To Excellence.” The event, is the 59th Annual Scholarship Brunch hosted by the Zeta Beta […]

Environmental Food Justice Conference Hosted in Oak Park


OAK PARK – They’ve planted the seeds, but aren’t satisfied with simply sitting back and watching them grow. The local organization, Freedom Farms is seeking to cultivate a movement, one that will lead to a healthier community. Freedom Farms sponsored its Environmental Food Justice Conference last week. The event was held at the Guild Theater […]

Local Performer Returns Home as a Part of Disney On Ice’s “Dare To Dream”


SACRAMENTO – She may not have seen many faces that looked like hers, but Tylerann Farley saw a future in ice skating and went for it. Today the Sacramento native is inspiring other little girls to “Dare To Dream,” as an ensemble cast member in Disney On Ice’s lastest show. Farley returns this week to […]