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 […]

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


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


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 […]

Celebrate Museum Day at Sojourner Truth Multicultural Art Museum

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SACRAMENTO – The Sojourner Truth Multicultural Art Museum invites you join them as they participate in the 2013 Sacramento Museum Day Celebration on Saturday, February 2. On Sacramento Museum Day, in its 15th years, area museums will offer free or half-priced admission, to encourage the community to experience the Capital City’s incredible wealth of art, […]

Faith Based Summit to Discuss How to Build Safe Healthy Neighborhoods


DEL PASO HEIGHTS – Clergy, law enforcement and community leaders to unite for safe and healthy neighborhoods. The International Faith Based Coalition will convene its third Bridging the Gap summit on January 24 at the Greater Sacramento Urban League. The summit, which runs from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., provides an opportunity for community leaders to […]