ROBERT PHILLIPS: A New Health Partnership

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OPINION – Community development has a history of being rooted in low-income communities, working to connect communities with programs and capital sources that help the people of those communities help themselves. The example of Mercy Housing’s efforts to keep low-income seniors out of costly nursing homes and living in a more active environment is just […]

161st Annual California State Fair Returns to Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO – The California State Fair returns to Cal Expo July 11-27. The fair is in its 161st year and one of the favorite festivities continues to be its concert series. The Toyota Concert Series features rock, country and rhythm and blues shows at 8:00 p.m. on the Golden1 Stage. All 15 concerts during the […]

San Joaquin County Family Fair Brings Next Level Concerts to Stockton

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STOCKTON – As the weather heats up, so does local entertainment scene. The Next Level Concert Group has announced a number of concerts as part of the 2014 San Joaquin County Family Fair, running in Stockton, July 2-6. July 2 has been dubbed “Family Fun Day.” Performers on that day include TONY! TONI! TONE! and […]

AUBRY STONE: Insurance Companies Refuse to Do Business with Minorities

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OPINION – California is home to thousands of small and minority owned businesses that provide services such as marketing, education and training, printing, consulting, information technology and many more. Insurance companies spend millions of dollars every year using these services; however, very few of these companies spend those dollars with small and minority-owned businesses. In […]

18th Annual Conflict Resolution Training Workshop at Sac State

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SACRAMENTO – Sacramento State University’s Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution unites with The California Lawyers for the Arts/Sacramento Mediation Center and Sacramento County Bar Association –ADR Section to present the 18th Annual Conflict Resolution Training Workshop June 23-27. The Training Workshop on Conflict Resolution: Negotiation and Mediation Skills Building is set to run […]

Twin Rivers HVAC Installation is On Schedule and Within Budget

NORTH SACRAMENTO – In April, Twins Rivers Unified School District unveiled an aggressive plan for installing HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) units in two schools—Grant Union High School and Harmon Johnson Elementary. The new five-month effort was launched as a campaign called “Feel the Difference: Creating a New Climate in Our Classroom.” Today, a […]

TIANA BURSE: Embrace the Faith

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OPINION –  Muhammad Ali once stated: “The man who has no imagination has no wings.” We as humans have what no other animals have, that’s imagination. But the real question is; how often do we use it? In a recent conversation I was having with one of my mentors, I was asked this same question […]

See Faith Evans in Concert at The Woodlake Hotel

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NORTH SACRQMENTO – The first contemporary artist of R&B and major part of the emergence of Neo-Soul, singer and songwriter Faith Evans, will perform at the Woodlake Hotel (formerly the Radisson Hotel) on Saturday, June 21. The show, hosted by Conscious Vibe and SBL Entertainment, starts at 6:30 p.m., and will end at 10:30 p.m. […]

In Living Color’s, Tommie Davidson Takes The Stage Locally

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RANCHO CORDOVA – He blazed trails as a cast member of the groundbreaking sketch comedy show “In Living Color” and he’s still going red hot. Comic Tommie Davidson takes to the local stage next week, headlining a show at Tommy T’s Rancho Cordova. He’ll perform June 21-22. Davidson is best known for his work on […]

DARCEL LEE: Celebrating 4 Years of the Affordable Care Act

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OPINION – On February 24, 2014, I was privileged and honored to attend a special movie screening at the White House. Many of us who have worked tirelessly over the past year toward the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, were invited to the White House not only in celebration of Black History Month, but […]