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 […]

Local Fund-raiser to include Food, Fitness and Shopping

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SACRAMENTO – Whether your passion is food, fitness or shopping, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at an upcoming benefit to help a group of local yoga teachers and students who are participating in an Africa Yoga Project service trip to Cape Town, South Africa in March. Proceeds from the A’frican Event benefit will help […]

NAACP Sacramento swears in 2015 Executive Committee

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SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will swear in its 2015 Executive Committee Members on Thursday, January 15. The Swearing-In ceremony is set to run 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the State Capitol, Room 126. The Executive Committee provides the leadership necessary to ensure that the principle […]

Mayor to share his vision for Sacramento at 2015 State of The City Address

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SACRAMENTO – Mayor Kevin Johnson will share his “clear vision for the future of Sacramento” during his 2015 State of the City Address, set for Thursday, January 29. The event is scheduled to run 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, located at 1515 J Street. The event is free and Mayor Johnson invites […]

Local Chiors invite you to join them in celebrating the legacy of MLK

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SACRAMENTO – They will be celebrations fit for a king. Rehearsals start this week for two upcoming music events celebrating the life and legacy of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. All area choir members and local singers are invited to participate in rehearsals for a MLK Celebration Concert taking place at Capital […]

NDBA Hosts 32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast

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SACRAMENTO – The Northern District Baptist Association (NDBA) celebrates the life, legacy and spiritual roots of a civil rights icon with its 32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, January 17. The event, hosted by the NDBA’s Women’s Auxiliary, is scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, 2001 […]