Sac City School District Sponsors School Readiness Fair

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SACRAMENTO – Children who are the best prepared for school perform the best academically. To help get kids ready for the rigors of today’s classrooms, the Sacramento City Unified School District is sponsoring a School Readiness Fair on Saturday, March 8. The event is set to run 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at The Serna […]

Mixed Institute of Cosmetology Offers Options

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SOUTH SACRAMENTO — Salon owners from four different African American hair shops across Sacramento region have joined together to form Mixed Institute of Cosmetology, a new school located at 5950 Florin Road. Mixed Institute is currently enrolling for classes beginning Feb. 25. Mixed, which stands for Multicultural, Innovative, Cutting Education, seeks to provide students with […]

Sacramento Area Black Caucus Celebrates The Legacy of Black Veterans

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SACRAMENTO – The legacy of African American veterans will be celebrated on Saturday, February 22 as the Unsung Heroes Living History Project (UHLHP) and the Sacramento Area Black Caucus (SABC) join forces to present the first Black History Month Veterans Outreach/Community Volunteer Recruitment Day. The event is scheduled to be held at the Women’s Civic […]

Asm. Isadore Hall to Keynote Inaugural iGaming Legislative Symposium

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SACRAMENTO – The inaugural iGaming Legislative Symposium, which will be held February 27 at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel in Sacramento, CA, has announced its keynote speakers. Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III, of the California State Assembly and California Legislative Black Caucus will deliver the Welcome Keynote Address on Thursday morning, and Richard Schuetz, Commissioner of […]

Afrofunk Experience Comes to Sacramento’s Torch Club

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SACRAMENTO – The award-winning Afrofunk Experience band brings its unique style to Sacramento’s Torch Club on Friday, February 21 at 9 p.m. The Afrofunk Experience won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding World Music Album for “Black President” and an SF Weekly Music Award for Best International Act. Members were the band behind Sila and […]

Ninth Annual African American Family History Seminar

SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento FamilySearch Library presents its Ninth Annual African American Family History Seminar on Saturday, March 8. This year’s theme is “Researching Ancestors: Enter to Learn, Exit to Teach.” Event is set to run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sessions include “DNA 101,” “Breaking Down African American Brick Walls,” “City Directories,” “Beginning […]

Kings Commit Up to $100,000 Towards Reading and Literacy Initiatives

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SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Kings have announced that they will donate up to $100,000 from new season ticket deposits to four organizations that support reading and literacy initiatives in the Sacramento region. The Sacramento Public Library is pleased to be one of these recipients. The up to $25,000 from the Kings will be used to […]

100 Black Men & Kappa Alpha Psi Host African American Young Male Conference

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SACRAMENTO – In an effort to expand the cultural and educational horizons of young African American males, The 100 Black Men of Sacramento and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.’s Sacramento Alumni Chapter will host the Silver Anniversary African American Young Male Conference of Northern California. Held annually for the past 24 years, the event is […]

Ben McLemore Selected to 2014 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest

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SACRAMENTO – Sacramento Kings rookie Ben McLemore was selected to participate in the 2014 Sprite Slam Dunk contest, held on Saturday, February 15 at the NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, announced by the NBA. McLemore becomes the fourth Kings player to take part in the contest and first to do so since Gerald Wallace […]

Noted Children’s Authors Brian & Andrea Davis Pinkney Come to Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO – Award-winning husband and wife illustrator and author team, Brian Pinkney and Andrea Davis Pinkney will be the featured guest speakers as The UC Davis School of Education presents its annual celebration of children’s literature, Words Take Wing: Honoring Diversity in Children’s Literature next week. The Pinkneys will present an evening lecture at the […]