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

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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

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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

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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

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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”

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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 […]

Simeon’s Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till

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SACRAMENTO – “He is.” Two simple words sealed the fate of a young teenager spending an idyllic summer with his Southern relatives. Author Simeon Wright recalls how his 14-year-old cousin Emmett Till was dragged from his family’s Mississippi home in 1955 by two White men and taken outside where a White woman, Carolyn Bryant, waited […]

Black History Month Events Are Plentiful in Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO – African American citizens and culture take center stage as programs and events in recognition of Black History Month are scheduled for throughout February. The following list highlights some local events. Friday, February 1, open hours— The Central Library presents the Ladies of Lincoln’s Era Exhibit through March 11. “Twelve stories of mischief- making, […]

CA NAACP Hosts Tribute to “The Godfather of African American Politics”

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SACRAMENTO – They’ll gather together in his name. The California NAACP hosts a tribute to Mervyn Dymally, the “Godfather of African American politics” in California on Monday, February 4. Dymally, who died on October 7, had a career of firsts. He took office in 1963 as one of the state’s first Black members of the […]