LYNNIS WOODS: 7 Top “Anti-Aging” Tips

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OPINION – The day arrived not too long ago that I turned 57 years young! It is hard to believe that I have actually been on this earth for 57 years and that I am 3 years from 60. Where has the time gone? Many people have asked me how have I managed to stay […]

Keep Cool & Save Energy on Hot Summer Days

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SACRAMENTO – Summer’s hot days are here. Plan now for ways to keep your home cool and save money on summer energy bills. The best way to keep your home cool? Don’t let it heat up in the first place. There are many measures out there that can deliver immediate savings: Door stripping, black-out curtains, […]

California State Fair, Thrills for the Entire Family

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SACRAMENTO – The California State Fair has returned to the capital city this week, bringing with it thrills for the entire family. The State Fair runs at Cal Expo July 11-27. The theme of this year’s Fair is “It’s The Best.” Organizers, concessionaires, vendors and exhibitors, plan to do their best to entertain thousands of […]

Celebrate All Things Hip-Hop at The Crocker Art Museum

SACRAMENTO – The Crocker Art Museum is mixing it up. The downtown museum explores the art of hip-hop music with its Art Mix/Hip Hop event set for Thursday, July 10 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. It’s a night of samples, mash-ups, and mad rhymes as Art Mix celebrates all things Hip-Hop. Enjoy a live performance […]

JASON MATHEWS: The Big White Elephant in The Room

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OPINION – There is a Big White Elephant in the Room which is putting a dampening on the United States Economy. You don’t hear Economist, Federal Reserve, Congress or even the White House talk about it. You’re probably wondering what the White Elephant is? The Big White Elephant in the Room is INFLATION! The definition […]

SIMEON GANT: Greening Low Income Communities

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OPINION – California’s landmark Greenhouse Gas reduction initiative is considered the largest pot of money slated for minority communities in the state’s history. This year’s budget included $872 million from the cap-and-trade proceeds and earmarked 25 percent of that to benefit disadvantaged communities. For the past few years the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard […]

Volunteers Needed for State Fair Exhibit Honoring Legendary African American Frontiersman

SACRMENTO – Volunteers are needed to staff the James P. Beckwourth Exhibit which runs at the California State Fair July 11-July 27. James P. Beckwourth was a legendary African American frontiersman who participated in some of the most significant and exciting events in the 19th Century American history including the fur trade of the Far […]

NAACP Chairman Roslyn M. Brock to Address First Open Public Meeting of NAACP Annual Convention

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LAS VEGAS – NAACP Chairman Roslyn M. Brock will address the 105th NAACP Annual Convention at the first Open Public Mass Meeting on Sunday, July 20. The event is being held in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Hotel Convention Center. Ms. Brock will address delegates who represent NAACP branches from across the country. She […]

Harlem Globetrotters’ Summer Basketball Clinics Comes to Sacramento

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DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO – They’ve got skills and they’ll share them. The iconic Harlem Globetrotters bring their Summer Basketball Clinics to Sacramento this month. Registration is now open. Designed for boys and girls ages 6-12, each clinic will be led by Globetrotter stars. The fun-filled two hour program is inspired by the games, tricks and moves […]

ROBERT PHILLIPS: A New Health Partnership

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OPINION – Community development has a history of being rooted in low-income communities, working to connect communities with programs and capital sources that help the people of those communities help themselves. The example of Mercy Housing’s efforts to keep low-income seniors out of costly nursing homes and living in a more active environment is just […]