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 […]

Comcast Hosts Youth Tech Summit: Social Media & Cyber-Bullying Discussed

SACRAMENTO – If you are a parent and you see your child’s Facebook page and there are no updates or comments for an extended period of time, they may be pulling a fast one. This and other interesting bits of information were shared at last week’s Youth Tech Summit and Expo, hosted by Comcast at […]

Alan Rowe College Prep Prepares For Grand Opening

ELK GROVE – With the start of school just days away, teachers and staff of a local charter school system took the opportunity to do some last-minute homework. Key educators and support staffers from throughout the Fortune Charter School System all gathered at its Sacramento headquarters last week for a summer symposium focused on professional […]

Don’t Miss the 27th Annual Oak Park Summer Concert

OAK PARK – Every year, hundreds of locals fill McClatchy Park for an annual concert, despite Sacramento’s oppressive, sometimes triple digit heat. This year they’ll have some Suga T to keep them cool. The Bay Area based rapper singer will perform during the 27th Annual Oak Park Summer Concert set for Saturday, August 3. The […]

Sacramento Native Tommy Wright Gets His Shot in Fruitvale Station

NATIONWIDE – Having just moved to Los Angeles to pursue a professional acting career, Sacramento native Thomas Wright was long on ambition, but short on cash. When he got a call from a casting director to audition hundreds of miles away in San Francisco in less than 24 hours, his lack of funds made him […]

Ryan Coogler on Fruitvale Station

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 […]