Cousins Returns To Lineup After Suspension, Kings Bows To Jazz 108-99

NORTH NATOMAS — DeMarcus Cousins returned from a one-game suspension, but the Sacramento Kings still fell victims to the Utah Jazz, losing 108-99 at Sleep Train Arena on March 13 in front of 17, 023 fans. Cousins, suspended for a verbal tirade of coach George Karl near the end the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers […]

LeBron James Plays His Last Game In Sleep Train Arena, Cleveland Claims 120-111 Victory

NORTH NATOMAS — LeBron James had 25 points, 11 rebounds, and six assists and Kyrie Irving added 30 points and four assists to help the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Sacramento Kings 120-111 at Sleep Train Arena on March 9. The game was the last time James would play in the facility where he played his […]

Rondo, Kings end 22-game skid in Dallas with 104-101 win

DALLAS (AP) — Rajon Rondo hoped for cheers but probably knew better going into his first game in Dallas since an ugly split with the Mavericks last season. The Sacramento guard heard plenty of boos — almost every time he touched the ball — until the fourth quarter, when some in the crowd headed home […]

Chris Rock brings diversity issue front and center at Oscars

(AP) – With deft timing and an impactful blend of humor and searing commentary, host Chris Rock took the bull by the horns at the Oscars, attacking the diversity crisis roiling the industry and not letting go all night long. Rock didn’t merely acknowledge the elephant in the room. From his first words to his […]

MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry refusing to appear for show

NEW YORK (AP) — The future of Melissa Harris-Perry’s MSNBC talk show is in doubt after the host declared she would not appear this weekend in response to several weeks of its pre-emption by the network. Harris-Perry, who is Black, focuses on race, gender and politics on the discussion show, which she has hosted since […]

Film Review: Race

(NNPA) – “On the track, there is no Black and White, just fast and slow. For those 10 seconds you are free,” says Jesse Owens (Stephan James) in this very moving and inspiring bio/sports movie that captures the essence of this legendary athlete’s life, challenges and achievements. Race is a history lesson, personal profile and a […]

Winfrey joins Essence to celebrate Black women in Hollywood

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Oscar host Chris Rock, producer Reginald Hudlin and film academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs took an afternoon off from Academy Awards preparations to celebrate Black women in Hollywood. Rock, Hudlin and Boone Isaacs were among the guests at Essence magazine’s ninth annual awards luncheon Thursday at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. […]

Basketball Madness has not waited for March

If you love basketball, you are well aware that the madness that usually comes with the start of tournament play came in February of 2016, instead of March.  Maybe it is because this is a “Leap Year”, but whether it is NCAA College or NBA, basketball fans have probably been both spellbound and amazed at […]

Kings Failed To Stop San Antonio’s “Machine,” Lose 108-92

NORTH NATOMAS — Before the Sacramento Kings played the San Antonio Spurs in a nationally televised game at Sleep Train Arena on Feb. 24, head coach George Karl referred to the southwest team from Texas as a well-oiled “machine.” The Spurs, for the fifth straight time, showed the Kings just how mechanical they are by […]

Damning study finds a ‘whitewashed’ Hollywood

NEW YORK (AP) — In one of the most exhaustive and damning reports on diversity in Hollywood, a new study finds that the films and television produced by major media companies are “whitewashed,” and that an “epidemic of invisibility” runs top to bottom through the industry for women, minorities and LGBT people. A study to […]