“Grandmothers on the Battlefield” to discuss issues facing today’s youth

SACRAMENTO – Calling concerned grandmothers, mothers, fathers, and all that are worried about youth of color. Members of the community are urged to attend Grandmothers On The Battlefield, on Saturday, October 8 at the Fruitridge Community Center, 4000 Fruitridge Road, from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. This is a very informative event on issues facing […]

U-CAN to Hold 17th Annual Historically Black College & University Recruitment Fair

SACRAMENTO – The United College Action Network, Inc. wants local students to know that higher education is possible and invites them to attend its 17th Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Recruitment Fair on Saturday, September 17. The local recruitment fair will take place at Kennedy High School, located at 6715 Gloria Drive from 8:30 […]

Black Child Mortality Reduction Community Incubator Leads Announced

SACRAMENTO – The work to save the lives of African American children in the Sacramento region continues to gather steam, with the selection of the final community-based group that will join the effort. The Steering Committee on Reduction of African American Child Deaths (RAACD) this week, announced the final of seven Community Incubator Leads (CILs) […]

Gun rights group launches investigation into potential “civil rights” violations by college football programs

SACRAMENTO – Following news media reports that University of Missouri head football coach Barry Odom enforces a total ban on gun ownership against all of his team’s student-athletes, civil rights organizations Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and Firearms Policy Foundation (FPF) have launched a joint investigation into the firearm policies of numerous public universities and their […]

Indivizible Speaker Series Features Local Entrepreneurs

OAK PARK – Two local entrepreneurs, Tre Borden and Chris Johnson, will be the guest speakers for this month’s installment of Mayor Kevin Johnson’s Indivizible Speakers Series. The next segment is scheduled for Monday, August 15 at 6:00 p.m. at the Guild Theater, 2828 35th Street. Borden, a Yale graduate and placemaking consultant and producer, […]

Northern District Baptist Association to Host Numerous Sacramento Events

(SACRAMENTO) – The Northern District Baptist Association and its local members invite the community to attend a number of events they’ve planned during the month of August. On Friday, August 12, there will be a Northern District Deacons Training at 6:00 p.m. at Greater Hill Zion Missionary Baptist Church. For more information, contact Jethro Jackson […]

Book by Sac State Graduate Reaches # 1 on Bestseller Rankings

SACRAMENTO – Since graduating from Sacramento State University with his bachelors and master’s in 2007, Luke Wood (known professionally as J. Luke Wood) has went on to become a bestselling educational author. After serving as a research fellow at Stanford University, Wood later earned his PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Arizona State […]

Community Launches Program & Announces Partners To Reduce African-American Child Deaths

Approximately $2.1 million Awarded to New Community-Based Grantees Throughout Sacramento County SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, the Steering Committee on Reduction of African American Child Deaths (RAACD) officially launches a county-wide initiative to reduce the number of Sacramento County’s African-American child deaths. During this community launch, key partners called Community Lead Incubators (CILs), community-based organizations that […]

United Way to Kick Off Free Summer Meals Program With Community Celebration

NORTH SACRAMENTO – Local residents are invited to a free community celebration at Robertson Community Center in North Sacramento on June 11 to kick off United Way’s free summer meals program for kids. The event, which is cohosted by Mutual Assistance Network, will take place from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at 3525 Norwood Avenue and will […]

Sacramento Black Book Fair

OAK PARK – The Sacramento Black Book Fair, now in its third year, returns to Oak Park for June 3-5, in conjunction with the Sacramento Juneteenth Festival. The theme of the 2016 book event is “Growing Readers.” Opening activities are set for Friday, June 3 and include a kickoff reception at 6:00 p.m. at Underground […]