Crime Victim Funds Leave Black Men Behind

NEW YORK – In the third installment of its investigative series “Life Cycles of Inequity,” Colorlines released today an unprecedented investigation into crime victims funds and how they under-serve those who are among those most likely to be victims of violent crime – young black men. “Criminals, Victims, and the Black Men Left Behind,” authored […]

The Sacramento Banana Festival returns to William Land Park

SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Banana Festival returns to William Land Park August 9-10, bringing with it activities that are sure to ap‘peal’ to the entire family. In its fifth year, the Festival will be held Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and celebrates the cultures of […]

CA Black Health Network to Hold 2014 Policy Conference & Golf Tournament

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SACRAMENTO – African American babies are dying at twice the rate of babies of any other ethnicity. This is an epidemic in our state and in this country. It is important that we not just raise awareness about the issue but that we gather together the best minds in the state to change this paradigm […]

Local African Americans Contributing To The Development Of Downtown Arena

Mayor Kevin Johnson, at podium, has been a driving force behind the downtown arena development. Here Mayor Johnson is shown with, from left to right, City Councilmember Jay Schenirer, Asian Chamber of Commerce CEO Pat Fong-Kushida, City Councilmember Allen Warren and Sacramento Kings President Chris Granger.

DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO – When the National Basketball Association (NBA) was deliberating on what to do about Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, after he made degrading remarks about Black people, a nationwide conversation on issues of race, fairness and equity flared up. Key economic and political questions emerged: Will African Americans — who dominate the […]

Special Screening of “Rainbow Black: Poet Sarah Webster Fabio”

SACRAMENTO – Organizers are inviting the local community to experience the “Rainbow.” The non-profit Sarah Webster Fabio Center for Social Justice (SWFCenter), hosts a screening, celebration and fundraiser for the short film, “Rainbow Black: Poet Sarah Webster Fabio” on Saturday, July 26. The event is a fundraiser for the SWFCenter’s Voice & Detention: I’ll Tell My […]

Best Selling Author Holds Book Signing for Newest Work, “What’s Done After Dark”

SACRAMENTO – Should one night of passion jeopardize a lifetime of friendship? You’ll have to read all about it in “What’s Done In The Dark,” the latest novel by national bestselling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley. The book came out through Gallery Books on July 15. Billingsley will tour the country discussing the new works and […]

Local Show Hosts National Film Makers: Fraser Kershaw & Doug Clevenger

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SACRAMENTO- A pair of filmmakers have chosen California’s capital to showcase and preview a portion of their new film regarding the world water crisis. Water Works’ Fraser Kershaw and National Geographic’s Doug Clevenger will visit Sacramento Film Works at the Coloma Center, 4623 T Street, on Saturday, July 19. Kershaw and Clevenger are fighting the […]

Judge Rules Against California Death Penalty. CA NAACP Applauds Decision

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LOS ANGELES — A federal judge in Los Angeles has ruled California’s death penalty unconstitutional. The ruling Wednesday by U.S. District Court Judge Cormac J. Carney follows a similar ruling in Northern California that has kept the death penalty on hold in California for years. Ruling in the case of a prisoner who was condemned […]

African American Women’s Health Legacy Program Hosts Annual R. Kelley Farm Tour & Picnic

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SACRAMENTO – A local organization is inviting members of the public to get on the bus–the destination, healthier living. The African American Women’s Health Legacy (AAWHL) Program hosts its Annual R. Kelley Farm Tour and Picnic on Saturday, August 2 and is now taking signups for those who want to participate. Join AAWHL from 10:00 […]

Thunder Valley Summer Concert Series Features R&B Favorites

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LINCOLN – Music and entertainment fans can hit the jackpot with a stellar lineup of shows set for the coming months at the Thunder Valley Casino and Resort in nearby Lincoln. R&B crooner George Benson is scheduled to appear in concert on Saturday, July 26. Benson’s show is set to begin in the Outdoor Amphitheatre […]