T.D. Jakes to Tackle Headlines in New Talk Show on OWN

(NNPA) – The struggles of an interracial marriage, families divided by race, religion and politics and the conversion of one Jewish woman to Islam are all upcoming segments that will be featured on Bishop T.D. Jakes’ new talk show which premieres on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) on Monday, September 19 and is schedule to […]

Kings sign point guard Jordan Farmar

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings have signed free agent point guard Jordan Farmar. General manager Vlade Divac announced the deal Wednesday. Farmar has averaged 7.7 points and 2.9 assists per game in nine NBA seasons. He won two NBA titles as a reserve on the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009 and ’10. Farmar […]

Gun rights group launches investigation into potential “civil rights” violations by college football programs

SACRAMENTO – Following news media reports that University of Missouri head football coach Barry Odom enforces a total ban on gun ownership against all of his team’s student-athletes, civil rights organizations Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and Firearms Policy Foundation (FPF) have launched a joint investigation into the firearm policies of numerous public universities and their […]

Study finds inequality unchanged in Hollywood

(AP) – Despite widespread attention over diversity in the movie business, a new study finds that little is changing in Hollywood for women, minorities, LGBT people and others who continue to find themselves on the outside of an industry where researchers say inequality is “the norm.” A report to be released Wednesday by the Media, […]

FILM REVIEW: HANDS OF STONE

(NNPA) – “Every boxer is someone’s hero.” It’s a saying that’s been hard to attach to Roberto Durán. Most people assume that he is just an infamous Panamanian boxer who left a match against Sugar Ray Leonard, uttering the words, “No Más (no more).” There’s more to him than that controversial moment. This very well-acted, […]

Niners QB Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem in protest

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities. Kaepernick sat on the team’s bench Friday night during the anthem before the Niners played host to the Green Bay Packers in […]

MOVIE REVIEW: SUICIDE SQUAD

(NNPA) – “Deadpool” may have raised the bar far too high for the comic-book-turned-film genre. It was fresh, innovative, irreverent, demented, unpredictable, visually alluring, well-acted, written, directed and produced. “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” flew in its shadow. And now the much-hyped “Suicide Squad” falls short, too. The task of bringing this DC Entertainment […]

#SchoolsNotPrisions Tour Kicks off at Sacramento City College

SACRAMENTO- Music artists are often at the forefront of the push for social change. Ty Dolla $ign helps kick off the #SchoolsNotPrisons tour on Saturday, August 6 at Sacramento City College. #SchoolsNotPrisons is a public education campaign by Californians for Safety and Justice that is raising awareness about who California sends to prison, the cost […]

Politically charged BET Awards honor Prince, Muhammad Ali

(AP) – A politically charged BET Awards delivered an exciting night of tributes for Prince and Muhammad Ali between calls for action over gun violence, civil rights and presidential politics. These are the top moments from Sunday’s awards show held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. PRINCE PARTY After BET dissed the Billboard Music […]

Sacramento Kings Flip No. 8 Pick Into Three First-Round Sections In The NBA Draft

NORTH NATOMAS — The Sacramento Kings were busy and active for the 2016 NBA Draft. With the No. 8 pick going into the draft, the Kings walked out of the first round with three selections, adding two guards and two centers. With the No. 8 overall selection, a lottery pick, the Kings traded the pick […]