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 […]

National Frederick Douglass Foundation Founder Dies at 50

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SAN FRANCISCO – National Founder of the Frederick Douglass Foundation, Dr. Timothy F. Johnson, died on Friday, January 31, 2015, at his home in Omaha, NE. Dr. Johnson founded the Frederick Douglass Foundation, along with Dean Nelson and Troy Rolling, in 2008. The organization grew to hold chapters in 20 states with thousands of members. The […]

Common Ground: A Community Growing Together

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SOUTH SACRAMENTO – As racial tension continues to cause division across the country, Common Ground, an Evangelical Covenant Church, is looking to unify the city’s diverse population. On Saturday, February 7, the South Sacramento-based church will host a community empowerment event, “Common Ground: A Community Growing Together.” The event will bring together members of the […]

UOP announces full calendar of events celebrating Black History Month

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STOCKTON – The University of the Pacific’s annual Black History Month celebration involves a number of activities that honor the history and heritage of African Americans and the African Diaspora. Throughout the month of February, students, faculty and staff put on numerous events, including a keynote speaker, gospel concert, poetry reading, roundtable discussions and various […]

‘National Consortium on College Men of Color’ Launched

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SAN DIEGO – The Minority Male Community College Collaborative (M2C3) will launch a national consortium dedicated to advancing outcomes for underrepresented men of color at community colleges. The M2C3 consortium will be comprised of community colleges across the nation who will convene periodically to exchange ideas on how best to serve men of color in […]

Get a Soulful Taste of Madi Gras

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NORTH SACRAMENTO – Laissez les bon temps rouler. The local business, Framed by Frankie is inviting locals to let the good times roll, presenting “A Soulful Taste of Mardi Gras” on Saturday, February 7. The event is being held from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the art studios located at 1001 Del Paso Boulevard and […]