Rock ‘n’ roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90

NEW YORK (AP) — Chuck Berry, rock ‘n’ roll’s founding guitar hero and storyteller who defined the music’s joy and rebellion in such classics as “Johnny B. Goode,” ”Sweet Little Sixteen” and “Roll Over Beethoven,” died Saturday at his home west of St. Louis. He was 90. Emergency responders summoned to Berry’s residence by his […]

Black Hollywood Wins Big at Oscars

(NNPA) – During an unexpected made-for-Hollyood moment, “Moonlight,” a film directed by African American Director Barry Jenkins, took the award for Best Picture over favorites such as “La La Land” and “Hidden Figures.” The film is a complex coming of age story of an African American man that follows his journey from boyhood into manhood. […]

Pelicans acquiring Cousins in multi-player deal

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins is on his way out of Sacramento — and right into an All-Star frontcourt pairing with Anthony Davis. The New Orleans Pelicans agreed to acquire Cousins from the Kings on Sunday, the same night the center was playing in the All-Star Game in their arena. The Kings dealt one […]

“RO JAMES” comes to Sacramento

Since arriving on the music scene in 2013 with the EP trilogy, “Coke, Jack & Cadillacs” and working with artists like Snoop Dogg and Brenmar, Ronnie “Ro” James has been on a mission to make his mark in the music industry. With the release of his debut CD, “Eldorado,” James appears to have done just […]

Curry, Warriors miss shots down stretch, lose to Kings in OT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry just plain missed when it mattered most and said so afterward. Steve Kerr insists he got what he deserved being ejected for going absolutely crazy at the refs and losing his cool. The Golden State Warriors showed some flaws and played one of their worst games yet. Draymond Green […]

Cousins scores 24, Kings come back to beat Pistons 100-94

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — It took four tries for the Sacramento Kings to win for the first time on their much-anticipated, seven-game homestand. DeMarcus Cousins had 24 points, 13 rebounds and six assists to help the Kings stage a dramatic fourth-quarter comeback in defeating the Detroit Pistons 100-94 on Tuesday night. The Pistons led by […]

Raiders in search of QB, Broncos in search of a coach

DENVER (AP) — The Broncos are in search of a coach. The Raiders are looking for a quarterback. Neither of these AFC West rivals came out of Sunday in as good of shape as they went in. After a 24-6 victory, Denver coach Gary Kubiak told his players he was stepping away. During that loss, […]

‘Too Close to Home’: Tyler Perry on all-white starring cast

ATLANTA (AP) — Tyler Perry is known for creating opportunities for Black actors. But recently the African-American filmmaker weathered a backlash for assembling an all-white starring cast for the TLC drama series “Too Close to Home.” Perry rejects the criticism, much of it on social media. Some questioned his casting choices, with one calling the […]

7 Raiders, 6 Falcons selected to Pro Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) — After more than a decade as the NFL’s black hole, the Oakland Raiders are back in the playoffs and filling up the Pro Bowl. The resurgent Raiders, enjoying their first winning season in 14 years, lead the league with seven players selected for next month’s all-star game. Quarterback Derek Carr, wide […]

Cousins scores 21 as Kings rally for 94-93 win over Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Ty Lawson turned back the clock to his younger, more explosive days and DeMarcus Cousins played the closer role from the free-throw line, helping the Sacramento Kings rally from 20 points down Wednesday night. Cousins scored 21 points and the Kings beat the Utah Jazz 94-93. The Kings used an […]