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 […]

Veteran Educator Seeks Return To County Board Of Education

(SACRAMENTO) – The trustee race for Sacramento County Board of Education in District 7 is heating up on the way to the June 7 Primary Election and educator Roy Grimes continues to distinguish himself as “the best prepared candidate.” Grimes, who previously served on the Sacramento County and City school boards, is enthusiastic about the […]

Rep. John Lewis To Speak At UC Davis Graduation

DAVIS – UC Davis School of Law graduates will hear from an American icon as they participate in commencement activities on Saturday, May 14. Civil rights legend, Congressman John Lewis, will deliver the commencement address for the Class of 2016. The event will take place on May 14, 2016 at the UC Davis Mondavi Center for […]

Blacks Frustrated with School Board Member

SACRAMENTO – With this year being an election year, there has been a lot of attention paid to national and local politics this season. And while the battle for the White House and the race for Sacramento’s next mayor are very important, there is another race that is gaining attention among the region’s African American […]

“Beautiful From The Inside Out” self-esteem & empowerment conference presented in North Sac

NORTH SACRAMENTO – Girls matter. Challenging Their Destiny Dream Builders and For His Glory Church are teaming up to present “Beautiful From The Inside Out” on Saturday, April 23. The event is scheduled to run 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Grace City Network, 701 Dixiann Avenue, in Old North Sacramento. “Beautiful From The […]

Cassandra Jennings To Be Named Urban League CEO

SACRAMENTO – Following a national search, the Greater Sacramento Urban League has announced that former Assistant City Manager Cassandra Jennings will take the helm of the Greater Sacramento Urban League. Ms. Jennings has served as the organization’s Interim President and CEO since the resignation of James Shelby last September. “I am extremely pleased to announce the […]

City of Sacramento, Sierra Health Foundation & Sac Black Chamber partner in survey of Black owned businesses

(SACRAMENTO) – In the mid to late 1990s through State Proposition 209 it became unnecessary to collect data on minority and women owned businesses and as a result it’s become increasingly difficult to determine who those businesses are, where they are and what their needs are. The Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce in partnership with […]

Asm. Weber to host Restorative Justice Briefing

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Dr. Shirley N. Weber invites members of the community to attend a Legislative Briefing on Restorative Justice on Wednesday, April 13. The briefing is scheduled to be held from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in Room 127 of the State Capitol. Restorative justice, Dr. Weber states, provides an alternative framework for thinking about […]


The Month of March is nearly over and with it, that frenzied period termed “March Madness”.  Come April 1st, the four remaining teams that started play on March 9th, will meet in Houston, Texas as The Final Four, to play for the National Championship. The 2016 “Road To The Final Four” Tournament has been one […]