California State Board of Education seeks student board member

SACRAMENTO – Youth are being asked to make their voices heard.The California State Board of Education (SBE) is now accepting applications for the 2016–17 Student Board Member position. Any student who is a California resident and enrolled in a public high school, will be a senior in good standing in the 2016–17 school year, and will […]

Photographer To Give Local Art Discussion

OAK PARK — The founder of the “Day In The Life Project,” local photo artist Maria Christie, will participate in an Art Talk that is set for Saturday, Sept. 26, at Underground Books in Oak Park. Artist Milton 510 Bowens will be the moderator leading the discussion. The event honoring Ms. Christie’s artistic skills and […]

Urban League CEO Resigns; National Search Underway For His Replacement

DEL PASO HEIGHTS – James Shelby, who has led the Greater Sacramento Urban League (GSUL) for nearly 20 years, has announced his resignation from the position of President and CEO of the organization, effective September 30. Sandra Davis Houston, GSUL Board Chair and Vice President of Human Resources for Dignity Health, said Cassandra Jennings, who […]

Martin Luther King, Jr’s Daughter to Speak Locally

SACRAMENTO – Local community advocate Carroll Cooks will host Dr. Bernice King, daughter of late civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Saturday, September 26, for a ribbon cutting of a center that now bears her famous father’s name. Cooks is the founder of the No Youth Left Behind Foundation of America, which […]

U-CAN Go to College Fairs come to Sacramento

SACRAMENTO – Sept 14-26 in California with locations in the Greater Sacramento Valley Region starting at Grant High School on Sept 24 (click here to download the flyer), Sacramento High School on Sept 25 (click here to download the flyer) and Monterey Trail High School on Sept 26(click here to download the flyer). Register Online […]

National Council of Negro Women presents “Swing 4 the Kids” Charity Golf Tournament

SACRAMENTO – Sacramento Valley Section-National Council of Negro Women, Inc. presents the Fourth Annual Charity Golf Tournament, “Swing 4 the Kids” on Monday, September 14. The tournament will be held at the Teal Bend Golf Course, located at 7200 Garden Highway. Scramble Tee Off at 8:00 a.m. Fee is $100 per golfer. The California Endowment […]

Delta Sigma Theta hosts Wine & Jazz Evening

The Elk Grove Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. hosts its popular “Wine and Jazz Evening” on Saturday, September 12. The event will be held at Wine & Roses at the Lodi Convention Center from 6:00-9:00 p.m. The chapter invites the public to join members in sampling the exotic tastes of Lodi’s best […]

Parade to Honor Sacramento Hometown Heroes

SACRAMENTO – Sacramento Mayor, Kevin Johnson issued an invitation to honor and celebrate Sacramento Hometown Heroes, Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone at the Sacramento Hometown Heroes Parade. Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler are being recognized for thwarting a terrorist attack on August 21, on a train heading from Amsterdam to Paris. […]

Uber enters into agreement with Sacramento International Airport

SACRAMENTO – Sacramento International Airport (SMF) has reached an agreement with Uber allowing the ridesharing company to operate legally at the airport. The agreement went into effect at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1. The operating permit applies to all UberX drivers. The airport does not have agreements with other Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) such as […]

1000 Volunteers Needed for United Way’s 3rd Annual Day of Caring

SACRAMENTO – A thousand volunteers are needed to spend one day caring for the community on Sept. 11 by signing up for one of 37 volunteer projects happening across the region on United Way’s 3rd Annual Day of Caring, sponsored by Nationwide. The event, which kicks off the fall fundraising campaign, will start at 8 […]