LYNNIS WOODS: How To Prevent A Stroke With Herbs & Vegetables

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OPINION – When my brother ‘n’ law had a stroke.  He was just over 50 years old.  Every day I hear about someone  under the age of 60 who has either died of stroke or had a stroke. Stroke is one of the top five killers of Americans and in many cases can be prevented. […]

“Musical Threads,” Honoring Music & Musicians of the African Diaspora

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SACRAMENTO – Fiber Art Masters presents: “Musical Threads,” Honoring Music and Musicians of the African Diaspora at Underground Books March 7-28. Underground Books is located at 2814 35th Street. The exhibit will be open Tuesday – Saturday. “Musical Threads” and all related events are free and open to the public. On Saturday, March 7, the […]

Harvard Professor & Writer Carolivia Herron Discusses “Nappy Hair”

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SACRAMENTO – She helped countless children feel good about themselves from head to toe as the author of the book, “Nappy Hair.” Harvard professor and writer Carolivia Herron will speak at Sacramento State’s University Union on Thursday, March 5 as part of Women’s History Month. The event, scheduled to run 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., is […]

Rising Hollywood Star Christopher Michael Holley Shares His Story

Great advice on acting and perseverance from Sacramento actor Christopher Michael Holley (State of Affairs) on "Sacramento Film Works," a project of the Northern California Filmmakers Coalition. Also pictured are hosts Craig DeLuz and Amy Henry. (Photo Courtesy of Access Sacramento)

SACRAMENTO – Northern California’s own Christopher Michael Holley sat down with the hosts of Sacramento Film Works to talk about his journey from struggling local actor to rising Hollywood star. Holley used entertaining stories from his own life to share valuable advice with those seeking to make a career in the film industry. “It’s not […]

26th Annual Northern California Young African American Males Conference

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SACRAMENTO – The 100 Black Men of Sacramento present their 26th Annual Northern California Young African American Males Conference on Saturday, February 21. The conference, aimed at young men ages 12-21, is scheduled to be held at Sacramento Accelerated Academy and Serna Center, located at 5735 47th Avenue, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This […]

Mother & Daughter poetry duo introduce thier latest works

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SACRAMENTO – The dynamic mother-daughter duo Straight Out Scribes celebrate 25 years of making beautiful poetry with the release of new work. The pair, Dr. V.S. Chochezi and Staajabu, will unveil their newest collection of original poetry, “Mud Cloth Roots,” on Saturday, February 21 at The Soap Salon, located at 3716 30th Street. The event […]

Special Screening of “Balck Indians: An American Story”

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SACRAMENTO – In honor of Black History Month, California State Parks and the State Indian Museum present a Native Film Screening of “Black Indians: An American Story” on Saturday, February 21. There will be showings at 11:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m. Narrated by James Earl Jones, the film brings to light a little known and […]

Cooper to head Select Committee on Law Enforcement Relations & Responsibilities

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SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) was appointed by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins this week as chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Community and Law Enforcement Relations and Responsibilities. The goal of the Committee is to explore how to build strong, trusting and collaborative relationships between communities and local law enforcement through education […]

RT’s Blue Line construction to cause road closures

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SOUTH SACRAMENTO – Construction activities related to the Sacramento Regional Transit District’s (RT) Blue Line to Cosumnes River College (CRC) light rail extension project will require three separate road closures. Following the recent temporary closure of Meadowview Road, the second road closure will be the complete closure of Franklin Boulevard just north of Cosumnes River […]

Sacramento celebrates Black History Month

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SACRAMENTO – It’s that time of year when Sacramento comes alive with activities and programs celebrating the vast achievements and contributions of African Americans to the region, and the world. February is Black History Month and a number of related events have been planned locally. The following is a brief list compiled by the OBSERVER […]