CA Black Health Network to Hold 2014 Policy Conference & Golf Tournament

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SACRAMENTO – African American babies are dying at twice the rate of babies of any other ethnicity. This is an epidemic in our state and in this country. It is important that we not just raise awareness about the issue but that we gather together the best minds in the state to change this paradigm […]

Local African Americans Contributing To The Development Of Downtown Arena

Mayor Kevin Johnson, at podium, has been a driving force behind the downtown arena development. Here Mayor Johnson is shown with, from left to right, City Councilmember Jay Schenirer, Asian Chamber of Commerce CEO Pat Fong-Kushida, City Councilmember Allen Warren and Sacramento Kings President Chris Granger.

DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO – When the National Basketball Association (NBA) was deliberating on what to do about Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, after he made degrading remarks about Black people, a nationwide conversation on issues of race, fairness and equity flared up. Key economic and political questions emerged: Will African Americans — who dominate the […]

Special Screening of “Rainbow Black: Poet Sarah Webster Fabio”

SACRAMENTO - Organizers are inviting the local community to experience the “Rainbow.” The non-profit Sarah Webster Fabio Center for Social Justice (SWFCenter), hosts a screening, celebration and fundraiser for the short film, “Rainbow Black: Poet Sarah Webster Fabio” on Saturday, July 26. The event is a fundraiser for the SWFCenter’s Voice & Detention: I’ll Tell My […]

LYNNIS WOODS: Journey Through Menopause

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OPINION – I have recently noticed a direct correlation between my hormonal balances  shift (and I can definitely tell when that happens!) and how it impacts my body during stress. The reaction was subtle  at first but now as I continue through my journey of menopause the symptoms are much more pronounced. So I decided […]

ROBERT WOODS: Getting Your Financial House in Order

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OPINION - To start your personal investment program, you must establish a reference point. This reference point begins with how much money you make and where it goes each month. Once you know this, you will know how much money you can save. In a prior article contributing to this series (http://sacobserver.com/2013/06/robert-woods-how-to-determine-your-spending-personality/), the process of a […]

Best Selling Author Holds Book Signing for Newest Work, “What’s Done After Dark”

SACRAMENTO – Should one night of passion jeopardize a lifetime of friendship? You’ll have to read all about it in “What’s Done In The Dark,” the latest novel by national bestselling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley. The book came out through Gallery Books on July 15. Billingsley will tour the country discussing the new works and […]

CHARLES RATLIFF: The Emergence of the HAWK Institute

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OPINION – Young Black men and youth need help overcoming formidable barriers to their educational and career development. They are being rapidly left behind and left out of American mainstream economics. Statistics demonstrate that Black males are at the greatest risk of failure in the nation’s schools. Black children are 15 percent of the U.S. […]

Local Show Hosts National Film Makers: Fraser Kershaw & Doug Clevenger

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SACRAMENTO- A pair of filmmakers have chosen California’s capital to showcase and preview a portion of their new film regarding the world water crisis. Water Works’ Fraser Kershaw and National Geographic’s Doug Clevenger will visit Sacramento Film Works at the Coloma Center, 4623 T Street, on Saturday, July 19. Kershaw and Clevenger are fighting the […]

TIANA BURSE: The Secret to Attracting What you Want

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OPINION – Have you heard the phrase “like attracts like” or read the good Biblical Proverbs (23:7) that proclaims, “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he”? I must admit, up until recently my vision was cloudy as to the real power of these truths. I guess simply choosing to ignore the fact […]

Judge Rules Against California Death Penalty. CA NAACP Applauds Decision

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LOS ANGELES — A federal judge in Los Angeles has ruled California’s death penalty unconstitutional. The ruling Wednesday by U.S. District Court Judge Cormac J. Carney follows a similar ruling in Northern California that has kept the death penalty on hold in California for years. Ruling in the case of a prisoner who was condemned […]