DARCEL LEE: Celebrating 4 Years of the Affordable Care Act


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 […]

LYNNIS WOODS: Embrace the Challenges


OPINION – I am always looking for ways to encourage myself, uplift myself, and take of myself. It is essential in these days and times for us to make sure we are caring for ourselves in a loving way. There is enough negativity and craziness out there in the world without our adding ourselves to […]

Center for Fathers and Families to Hold 5k Superheroes Run/Walk/Jog on Father’s Day

SACRAMENTO – Dads are often Superheroes in the children’s eyes, slaying monsters under the bed and leaping tall buildings to chase away imagined villains in the night. The Center for Fathers and Families, an area non-profit organization that provides programs and services for dads, will benefit from a unique fundraiser, set for Father’s Day. The […]

JET Magazine to Release Final Print Issue

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CHICAGO — JET magazine will release its final print issue, hitting newsstands on June 9. The cover of the last issue salutes JET magazine’s iconic history by featuring images of previous covers throughout the past 63 years. Inside, readers will find a retrospective of the news covered in the magazine dating from 1951 to the […]

Celebrate Father’s Day with a Free Audio Download of “Go the F**K to Sleep” Featuring Samuel L. Jackson


NEWARK -  Audible is celebrating Father’s Day, offering a FREE download of Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson’s performance of the mock children’s book, Go the F**k to Sleep Monday 6/9/14 through Father’s Day, 6/15/14 at www.audible.com/sleep. Go the F**ck to Sleep, written by Adam Mansbach, is a hysterically funny adult storybook that captures an exhausted parent’s attempt to put their kid to […]

The Art of Hip Hop: Celebrating the 5 Elements


SACRAMENTO – The Art of Hip Hop: Celebrating the 5 Elements, an art exhibition and hip hop festival that seeks to empower and educate the community is set to run June 5-29. Organizers desire for it it to become a cultural resource to promote the development, rich history and legacy of hip-hop culture. The Art […]

Local Events to Celebrate the Life and Accomplishments of Maya Angelou

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SACRAMENTO – The life and legacy of poet/activist Dr. Maya Angelou will be celebrated this week with a number of local events. On Wednesday, June 4, its the Sacramento Community Memorial at Evolve the Gallery at 6:00 p.m. Participants of all ages are encouraged to attend and are asked to bring flowers, poems and words […]

2014 Sacramento Black Book Fair’s Dates, Times, and Locations

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OAK PARK — The first-ever Sacramento Black Book Fair hosted by Blue Nile Press will kick off June 6, at 6:30 p.m. in Historic Oak Park’s Guild Theater. The event, free to the public, will also take place June 7 and June 8 at various venues in the Oak Park area. The public is asked […]

Free Prostate Awareness Event: Get Your Questions Answered

SACRAMENTO – Roughly 1 in 7 men in America are affected by prostate cancer. Learn how early detection, screening and advances in treatment have helped save lives at a session titled, “Prostate Awareness: Get Your Questions Answered” set for Tuesday, June 3. The informational session is hosted by Dignity Health, formerly known as Mercy Sacramento, […]

Christ Temple Apostolic Church Celebrates 99 Years of Ministry

SACRAMENTO – They’re still standing. Christ Temple Apostolic Church (CTAC) has risen from humble beginnings to one of the city’ oldest Black house of worship. Organizers say CTAC is an essential part of Sacramento’s history and has touched and changed lives for nearly a century. The church has fed hundreds of people, provided clothes, and […]