Conversation with Top Policy Directors in California

DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO – The California Association of African American Advocacy Professionals (CA4P) hosts a “Conversation with the Top Executive Legislative Policy Directors in the State of California” on Wednesday, September 10. The discussion is set to run 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. in the California Chamber of Commerce’s California Room, 1215 K Street, Suite 1400. […]

CAP Annual Gathering: The Challenges & Possibilities for Black Leadership: Politics, Economics, Culture, & Religion

OAK PARK – The local Black community is invited to join a discussion on the “The Challenges & Possibilities for Black Leadership: Politics, Economics, Culture, & Religion.” The topic is the theme of the 12th Annual Convening of the Congress of African Peoples (CAP), being held on Saturday, September 13. The event is set to […]

U-CAN Kicks off 10 City College Recruitment Tour

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SACRAMENTO – The United College Action Network (U-CAN) kicks off the new school year with a 10-city college recruitment tour. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to admit students on the Spot. Thousands of students from Sacramento, the East Bay and San Francisco Bay Area, the Central Valley and the Inland Empire will gather at […]

Twin Rivers to Hold Districtwide Community Forum on Tuberculosis

NORTH SACRAMENTO – As part of ongoing efforts to address the health and well‐being of students, staff, and the community, Twin Rivers Unified School District will host a district-wide community forum on tuberculosis (TB) on Thursday, September 4. The forum will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the District Office, located at 5115 Dudley Boulevard, […]

Councilmember-Elect Rick Jennings Endorses Strong Mayor Initiative

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SACRAMENTO – Councilmember-elect Rick Jennings today endorsed Measure L, the measure on the November ballot he says will improve Sacramento’s system of government. “Now is the right time for Sacramento to take this important step,” said Councilmember-Elect Rick Jennings. “After listening to my constituents throughout the campaign, it’s clear that the people of Sacramento demand a […]

United Way Seeks Volunteers for “2nd Annual Day of Caring”

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SACRAMENTO – Five hundred local residents are needed to spend one day caring for the community on Sept. 12 by signing up for one of 31 volunteer projects happening across the region on United Way’s 2nd Annual Day of Caring, sponsored by Nationwide. The event, which kicks off the fall fundraising campaign, will start at […]

Former U.S. Surgeon General to Speak in Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO – Considered pioneering and controversial, Joycelyn Elders left her mark in the public health arena.The former U.S. Surgeon General comes to Sacramento next month to share thoughts on issues of the day and her long career in health leadership. She’ll appear locally on Friday, September 5. The visit is part of the Moon Lecture […]

Sacramento County’s First & Only Black Supervisor, Grantland Johnson Dies

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SACRAMENTO – He rose from humble beginnings in Del Paso Heights to the upper echelons of Sacramento politics and state public service. Grantland Johnson, the first and only African American to serve on the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, passed away Tuesday apparently of diabetes-related kidney failure. He was 65. Johnson was referred to by […]

See The Smithsonian’s African American Art Collection at The Crocker Art Museum

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SACRAMENTO – The Crocker Art Museum continues to draw the community in to see and discuss the traveling exhibit, “African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond.” The exhibit, drawn entirely from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s rich collection of African American art, is on display at the downtown museum through September 21. […]

Author & Entrepreneur John Hope Bryant to Speak at Indivizible

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OAK PARK – He’s advised three U.S. presidents, has graced national magazine covers and has been lauded by media mogul Oprah Winfrey. Entrepreneur, author and philanthropist John Hope Bryant returns to Sacramento on Monday, August 18 to share wisdom derived from years on the front lines of the fight for African American inclusion and equality. […]