Come Witness a “Miracle on 23rd Street” Featuring Les Brown


SACRAMENTO – The public is invited to witness a “Miracle on 23rd Street.” Motivational speakers Les Brown and Kevin Bracy come together for an  inspirational Christmas Celebration on Saturday, December 8. The event  is set for 1:00 p.m. at Center of Praise’s Cathedral, located at 1228  23rd Street. Brown rose from a reality of abandonment […]

Homicidal Handyman: Book Recounts Oak Park-Area Slayings


OAK PARK – He may not be as familiar as some other notorious serial killers such as Ted Bundy or John Wayne Gacy, but many in Sacramento’s Oak Park will never forget the name Morris Solomon, Jr. First-time author Antonio Harvey brings the killer back to the forefront with his new book, “The Homicidal Handyman […]

The Crocker Art Museum Takes On The “Problems” of World


SACRAMENTO – The Crocker Art Museum takes on the “problems” of world, this month, with a special panel discussion. The discussion centers on the 1963 Norman Rockwell painting “The Problem We All Live With.” The painting depicts little Ruby Bridges being escorted to school by police officers. The little girl became an icon of the […]

Holiday Programs Available For Area Residents

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SACRAMENTO -  While the weather is considerably colder these days, spirits are being warmed by the generosity that comes along with the holiday season. Groups and organizations throughout the city are gearing up to help those in need for Thanksgiving. The following is a brief list of opportunities for locals to give help and to […]

Comedienne Cocoa Brown in Sacramento


SACRAMENTO – Forget red, this Hollywood “it girl” is painting the town ‘Brown.” Comedienne Cocoa Brown says she’s blessed to be busy. The Sacramento OBSERVER caught up with the star in the days before she heads to the capital city to headline the Lee Perkins Comedy Show at the Punchline on Wednesday, October 31. Brown […]

916 Hollywood Initiative Presents: Second Coming?: Will Black America Decide The 2012 Election?


SACRAMENTO – A vote is a terrible thing to waste. African Americans are being urged to educate themselves on the issues and make their voices heard in the upcoming Presidential election. Aiding the local effort is an organization called the 916 Hollywood Initiative. The group will present a free VIP viewing of the new BET […]

Shiloh Mourns The Loss of Rev. Willie P. Cooke

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SACRAMENTO – In July, his beloved Shiloh Baptist Church was recognized by the National Register of Historic Places as a a cultural resource worth preserving. Those who heard him preach or benefitted from his spiritual guidance, would say its pioneering pastor emeritus, the Rev. Willie P. Cooke, was also “a notable treasure.” Rev. Willie P. […]

Locals Celebrate 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation


SACRAMENTO – A local organization is preparing to showcase the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, with the goal of providing essential educational resources to understand “what it means to be an American.” The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln on September 22, 1862, in the midst of the bloody Civil War. It […]

Beaulah Murchison Celebrates Her 106th Birthday

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SACRAMENTO – The only thing square about this granny is the creations she brings to life every day through her crotchet hooks and knitting needles. Loved ones gathered last week to celebrate their “purl” — Sacramento Centenarian Beulah Golden Murchison on the occasion of her 106th birthday. The milestone celebration was held at the Asbury […]

Twin Rivers Board Delays Announcement of Interim Superintendent

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SACRAMENTO – The Twin Rivers Board of Trustees will announce their choice of a new interim superintendent on Tuesday, September 4 at the regularly scheduled board meeting. The board interviewed candidates on August 29 and 30, but will not publicly announce its selection until it first negotiates a contract with their selection, Board President Cortez […]