32nd Annual NAACP Prayer Breakfast: Balance Our Community Priorities

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SACRAMENTO – Faith has seen the African American community through tough and trying times as well as triumphant ones. The Sacramento NAACP is gathering area faithful together to address issues and challenges facing the community. The organization hosts its 32nd Annual NAACP Prayer Breakfast on Good Friday, April 18. The event will be held from […]

BRYAN WASHINGTON: California’s Unhealthy Youth

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OPINION – When was the last time you had to slam on your breaks to avoid running over a bouncing ball or, (God forbid) a kid playing ball? It’s probably not a question you imagined being presented with, but bare with me. A few weeks ago, I was speaking with a friend about some of […]

HealthCorps Hosts Highway to Health Fair

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SACRAMENTO – A national organization is helping locals make the journey to good health. HealthCorps hosts its Highway to Health Fair at the Sacramento Convention Center on Saturday, March 29. The free interactive health fair is scheduled to run from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. Activities may include fitness demonstrations and competitions; cooking demonstrations and nutritious […]

Subscribe to The Observer’s Mobile News 2 U and Win Free Event Tickets

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In our ongoing evolution as one of the nation’s premier African American media sources, The OBSERVER Media Group — joined by Wells Fargo, and a host of partners — offers “Mobile News 2 U,” a mobile news text alerts service. And now those who subscribe will automatically be entered to win tickets to local events […]

The Millerizm Group Presents: Style & Finesse 2014

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The Millerizm Group presents the high quality entertainment you deserve…….. STYLE AND FINESSE 2014 Saturday | March 29 | 9pm to 2am | AGES 25+ featuring the hip and soulful sounds of new DJs… DJ HUSTLE & Special Guest Lady DJ… DJ VIERRA VIBE…Millerizm’s first time featuring a female DJ Millerizm’s hosting at a NEW, […]

TIANA BURSE: What makes you happy?

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OPINION - They say the definition of the word happiness is: “The state of well-being and contentment.” As of today March 20, 2014 brings the official “Acts of happiness” movement, it has become rather clear as to what happiness truly is and what it means to not only to myself but the entire world as well. […]

Sac City School District Hosts Workshops on New Testing Program

SACRAMENTO –  Students across California are getting ready to participate in a trial run of the state’s new online assessment program which will eventually replace paper-and-pencil testing. The new Smarter Balanced Assessments will be field tested in SCUSD schools beginning April 7. To help parents learn about the new tests, SCUSD is sponsoring a series of […]

ANITIA JOHNSON: How The $10.10 Minimum Wage Will Help To Reduce The Number Of Women In Poverty

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OPINION – With the old wage bill of $7.25, many low paying jobs pay just the exact minimum wage or just around the minimum wage. People on this wage bracket make $14,500 per year which is below the poverty line which is now around $18,500 per year. About two thirds of people going for the […]

Mr. Black Sacramento Contest Is Back and Looking for Contestants!

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SACRAMENTO – They’re looking for a few good men. The Mr. Black Sacramento contest returns this May to present positive examples of Black males. New hosts, the Sojourner Truth Museum and Conscious Vibes, say they’re searching for “ the whole, productive, nurturing, courageous and powerful Black man.” They’ve set the event for 5:30 p.m. on […]

Christian Women of the Year Gala

SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Valley Section of the National Council of Negro Women celebrates 20 years of honoring local church ladies with its Christian Women of the Year Gala on Saturday, March 22. The group honors women who make a difference in their families, churches and communities. The anniversary event is set to run 6:00-9:00 […]