Women of a Certain Age presents Health & Wellness Seminar For African American Women 50 & Over


NORTH SACRAMENTO – Age ain’t nothing but a number. The local group, Women of a Certain Age presents its Health & Wellness Seminar For African American Women 50 & Over on Saturday, March 15. The seminar will be held at the Hilton Sacramento, 2200 Harvard Street, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Coffee and registration […]

Women of the Black Panther Party Visit Sacramento

Women of the Black Panther Party

SACRAMENTO – Two women who played pivotal roles in the Black Panther Party for Self Defense are visiting Sacramento this week. Charlotte O’Neal discussed her experiences with the Black Panther Party and her work in Africa at UC Davis today. On Tuesday, March 11, she’ll participate in an International Women’s Day event at Sacramento City […]

SIMEON GRANT: Oil Severance Tax Could Raise $1.5 Billion for Education


OPINION – The volatility of California’s education budget is not necessary and should always be stable. At times it could even show an increase in resources to directly benefit student learning opportunities. Last year the state senate proposed a bill to create an education trust fund generated by an oil severance tax. The bill specifically […]

Sisters of Nia Host 4th Annual Youth Leadership Conference

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SACRAMENTO – A local organization is doing its part to equip young people with the tools they need to be leaders–in their families, schools and in their communities. Sisters of Nia, Inc. is now taking registration for its Fourth Annual Youth Leadership Conference on Saturday, March 22 at Sacramento Charter High School. The event will […]

ALICE HUFFMAN: Rod Wright Must Stand His Ground


OPINION – Senator Rod Wright’s recent guilty verdict by a Superior Court jury trial and his leave of absence from the California State Senate is troublesome for our community. He was found guilty of 8 counts of perjury and voter fraud which to the average person sounds horrendous. Most of us want squeaky clean elected […]

SBCC’s Azizza Goines Featured in Women’s History Month Panel Discussion

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SACRAMENTO – Called one of Sacramento’s “three most successful women leaders,” Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Azizza Davis Goines will be featured in a panel discussion on Wednesday, March 19 in honor of Women’s History Month. The event is presented by the Sacramento branch of The American Association of University Women (AAUW) […]

California’s Largest Banks Spend Little Money With Minority Owned Businesses

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SAN FRANCISCO — California’s largest banks buy few goods and services from minority-owned businesses, reports a new study from The Greenlining Institute, released this week. In a state where people of color make up 60 percent of the population, banks obtained less than eight percent of the goods and services they procured in 2012 from […]

Calif. Leaders Invest in President Obama’s Initiative to Boost Young Men of Color

President Barack Obama visits with students and counselors from William R. Harper High School in Chicago, Ill., in the Oval Office, June 5, 2013. First Lady Michelle Obama met with the students in April 2013 to discuss youth violence. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Students from William R. Harper High School in Chicago, Ill., listen as President Barack Obama talks with them about the Emancipation Proclamation hanging in the Oval Office, June 5, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

WASHINGTON – California public and private stakeholders are backing an historic, national call to arms by President Obama that will invest hundreds of millions of dollars in providing opportunities for young men of color. On Thursday at the White House, Obama and members of his cabinet will announce an initiative called My Brother’s Keeper. It […]

STEPHANIE BRAY: Our City, Our Year, Our Time to Help Children

Stephanie Bray
President & CEO 
United Way California Capital Region

OPINION – Last year in his annual State of the City address, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson reminded us all of a grave challenge facing our city. “The vast majority of schools in Sacramento did not make Adequate Yearly Progress in 2012,” he reported. “Today, in Sacramento, only 37 percent of our third-graders can read on […]

UC Davis Wraps up Black History Month With Black Family Week


DAVIS – UC Davis attempts to close out Black History Month on a high note, hosting its Black Family Week of activities and discussions of artistic expressions, civil rights and cultural identity. Black Family Week, being held this year from February 23-28, is a time to celebrate and bring awareness to the history and presence […]