TIANA BURSE: What makes you happy?

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OPINION - They say the definition of the word happiness is: “The state of well-being and contentment.” As of today March 20, 2014 brings the official “Acts of happiness” movement, it has become rather clear as to what happiness truly is and what it means to not only to myself but the entire world as well. […]

Sac City School District Hosts Workshops on New Testing Program

SACRAMENTO –  Students across California are getting ready to participate in a trial run of the state’s new online assessment program which will eventually replace paper-and-pencil testing. The new Smarter Balanced Assessments will be field tested in SCUSD schools beginning April 7. To help parents learn about the new tests, SCUSD is sponsoring a series of […]

ANITIA JOHNSON: How The $10.10 Minimum Wage Will Help To Reduce The Number Of Women In Poverty

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OPINION – With the old wage bill of $7.25, many low paying jobs pay just the exact minimum wage or just around the minimum wage. People on this wage bracket make $14,500 per year which is below the poverty line which is now around $18,500 per year. About two thirds of people going for the […]

Mr. Black Sacramento Contest Is Back and Looking for Contestants!

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SACRAMENTO – They’re looking for a few good men. The Mr. Black Sacramento contest returns this May to present positive examples of Black males. New hosts, the Sojourner Truth Museum and Conscious Vibes, say they’re searching for “ the whole, productive, nurturing, courageous and powerful Black man.” They’ve set the event for 5:30 p.m. on […]

Christian Women of the Year Gala

SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Valley Section of the National Council of Negro Women celebrates 20 years of honoring local church ladies with its Christian Women of the Year Gala on Saturday, March 22. The group honors women who make a difference in their families, churches and communities. The anniversary event is set to run 6:00-9:00 […]

At Last, It Is Tournament Time!

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NATIONWIDE – Now that the conference tournaments are over, and now that the NCAA Selection Committee has done its job, and now that the selections made have provided the talk show “experts” with ample fodder to voice their opinions and complaints about ”seeding” to anyone who will listen, the reason for the term “March Madness” […]

DAVID FONTAINE: 10 Guiding Principles for Building Wealth

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The Minority Financial Literacy Center offers the following 10 Guiding Principles for Building Individual, Family and Community Wealth: 1. Pay 10% of your net pay to the church or other worthy charitable organizations.  If you put this principle first, the other ten will be much easier to follow. Those that give first receive much more […]

TIANA BURSE: How To Overcome Procrastination

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OPINION – Everyone suffers from it. Even the best of us do. It is one of the most occurring diseases that plague each and every one of us. I remember 9 years ago when I decided to plant my flag, draw a line in the sand, put my head down, place my goals out in […]

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

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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

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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 […]