Sacramento International Film Festival Includes Black Film Showcase

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SACRAMENTO – Films by and about African Americans will take center stage as the Sacramento International Film Festival returns April 26-May 4. The two-day celebration of cinema arts will include two events focused on films that were either created by African American filmmakers or feature African American content. The event kicks off on Saturday, April […]

Observer Photographers Honor The Power of Black Women

Sacramento's Finest Photographers will be at
underground books for an Art Talk!! April 26 from 5-7 pm. 
 (L-R) Rayford Johnson,  Antonio Harvey, Larry Dalton and Robert Maryland.

SACRAMENTO – Whether she’s fighting for equal opportunities at the state capitol or healthier food options at her child’s school, never underestimate the power of a Black woman to get things done. The dynamism of African American women will be on display as photographers from the Sacramento Observer continue their “Behind the Lens” series this […]

Local Churches Are Gearing Up For Easter, Hosting a Number of Special Events

Calvary Christian Center's "More Than Just A Man" begins April 16th

SACRAMENTO – Calvary Christian Center’s Theatre Arts Ministry presents the dramatic Easter musical, “More Than Just A Man,” April 16-18 and April 20. The church invites the public to “come see the ministry, life, death and resurrection of Jesus through the eyes of Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea in this touching musical.” More than Just […]

Sacramento Author Discusses Her New Book: Echoes of An Angel

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SACRAMENTO – Sacramento mother Aquanetta Gordon shares the story of her amazing son, Ben Underwood, in a new book, “Echoes of an Angel: The Miraculous True Story of the Boy Who Lost Both Eyes But Could Still See.” She’ll discuss the book at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria along with co-author Chris Macias on Tuesday, April […]

Rapper Snoop Dogg To Perform in Sacramento


SACRAMENTO – Rapper Snoop Dogg, aka Snoop Lion, is scheduled to perform his classic smash hits at Sacramento’s Ace of Spades on Friday, April 18. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Snoop Dogg’s albums include “Reincarnated,” “Ego Tripping,” “Malice In Wonderland,” “Doggystyle,” and “The Doggfather.” His chart-topping hits include “Gin & Juice,” “Drop It Like It’s […]

Black Parallel School Board Holds Discussion on School Discipline

SACRAMENTO – The Black Parallel School Board (BPSB) takes on the issue of school discipline with a community discussion set for Saturday, April 5. The BPSB invites parents, grandparents, students, and other members of the community to attend its talk on the Proposed Sacramento City Unified School District’s School Discipline policy. The discussion will be […]

The Rancho Cordova Library Is Seeking Volunteers

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RANCHO CORDOVA – The Rancho Cordova Library is seeking volunteers to perform volunteer service during selected hours April 2- 5. Volunteers will be seated in the library and every hour, put hash marks into boxes on a prepared form noting several features about library visitors: age group, whether patrons are carrying items such as backpacks, […]

Sacramento’ Community Center Theater Presents: Sister Act


SACRAMENTO – When wannabe diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a crime, the police hide her in the most unlikely place, a convent. Deloris reluctantly transforms into Sister Mary Clarence and soon teaches the real nuns how to find their voices. The story is familiar, but its been given a whole new life. Sister Act, Broadway’s […]

Elks Lodge Sacramento Hosts Mega Family Expo


SACRAMENTO – It’s all about families as a local event aims to connect locals with needed resources and products. The Mega Family Expo Community Event is scheduled for April 12 at the Sacramento Elks Lodge, 6446 Riverside Boulevard. The Expo is set to run 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event is being produced by […]

TIANA BURSE: Face Your Fears & Win The Battle


OPINION – When it comes to developing the inner workings of ourselves it is so easy to let the “inner you” take over and dominate your life. In my life I have had several struggles and honestly I still struggle at times with tiny little fears that when compounded have a dramatic role in keeping […]