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 […]

Sacramento Offers Many Ways To Celebrate MLK This Weekend


SACRAMENTO – Sacramento is among thousands of other cities across the country celebrating the life and legacy of the late civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this month. The following is a brief listing of events and programs that have been planned for the local area. Saturday, January 19 — In honor of […]

MLK March Donations To Support Education

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SACRAMENTO – After more than three decades of symbolic tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., organizers of a local march in the civil rights icon’s honor are asking members of the community to go the extra mile and put their money where they’re feet are. Sacramento’s March for the Dream is […]

Gone But Not Forgotten: National & Local Black Leaders Lost in 2012


SACRAMENTO – Some uplifted our spirits with a powerful prayer, others stirred our souls through song. The past year has seen the loss of a number of African American icons, who made an impact locally, nationally and internationally. As the year ends, we take a minute to reflect and acknowledge a few of those who […]

Local Kwanzaa Events Celebrate ‘First Fruits’


SACRAMENTO – It’s been nearly 50 years since activist Maulana Karenga created the Kwanzaa holiday to preserve and promote African American culture and today, we see Ujamaa grocery stores that promote “buying Black,” local medical students provide needed health care service at an Imani Clinic and we flock to movies starring an African American actress […]

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 […]