Sacramento’s first Black fire chief, Raymond Charles to be honored

SACRAMENTO – Retired Raymond “Ray” Charles, the first African American fire chief for the City of Sacramento, will be honored in a dedication ceremony on Friday, Feb. 9, at the Public Safety Center, located at 5770 Freeport Boulevard. In celebration of Black History Month, the event will run from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Charles, […]

Sacramento Police Department to hold a dedication ceremony in honor of the first two female patrol officers

In honor of Black History Month, the Sacramento Police Department will hold a dedication ceremony in honor of the first two female patrol officers today, Thursday, Feb. 8. Retired detective Flossie Crump and officer Felicia Allen will have the atrium at the Public Safety Center on Freeport Boulevard named in their honor following combined 40-plus […]

California Gubernatorial Forum to Focus on the Status of African American Women

SACRAMENTO, CA – Our Time to Engage, Inform and Vote: 2018 Gubernatorial Issues Forum in partnership with KCRA 3 convenes voters across California to discuss issues that impact African American women with candidates John Chiang, Delaine Eastin and Antonio Villaraigosa. The free forum takes place at the historic Crest Theatre in downtown Sacramento on February […]

Images Theatre Presents “Legacy 2.0”

DEL PASO HEIGHTS – Local performer and music director Bill Miller considers all the singing and praising he does on earth to be a rehearsal for the eternal choir he’ll join in the hereafter. Miller, 70, is very much alive and is rehearsing for a different role these days, preparing to star in “Legacy 2.0,” […]

Session Seeks To Promote Education, Healing

SACRAMENTO – Long before women started speaking out against sexual abuse and harassment through the “Me Too” movement, a local pastor was encouraging people to tell and begin to heal. Dr. Deborah Simmons, co-pastor of South Sacramento Christian Center, is hosting a special service on educating young people about inappropriate touching on Saturday, February 3. […]

Sacramento Area Walmart Stores to Host “Walmart Wellness Day” events

SACRAMENTO – All Sacramento area Walmart stores will be hosting the first Walmart Wellness Day event of the year on Saturday, January 20. This free health screening event provides residents an opportunity to learn valuable health information, including: Blood glucose, Blood pressure, Body mass index, Low-cost immunizations. In select locations, customers can also take advantage […]

Fourth Annual ACE Golf Tournament

ACE Enterprises presents its Fourth Annual ACE Golf Tournament on Sunday, November 5. The fundraiser is scheduled to run 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex, 3645 Fulton Avenue. The theme of the golf tournament is “Time To Change A Life.” Cost to participate is $400 for a foursome, $110 for […]

39th Annual Statewide BAPAC Convention

SACRAMENTO – State Treasurer John Chiang, California’s lead asset manager, banker and financier will be the guest speaker for the Black American Political Association of California (BAPAC) convention on Friday, October 20. BAPAC Sacramento is hosting the upcoming 39th annual statewide BAPAC convention from October 20-21 at the Holiday Inn, Sacramento (Downtown Arena), 300 J […]

Fortune School Hosts Fall Teacher Job Fair

Fortune School is looking for help in its efforts to close the African American achievement gap by preparing students for college. The charter school system is hosting a Fall Teacher Job Fair this month, looking for “committed, excellent teachers for permanent and substitute assignments in grades K-9.” The job fair will be held on two […]

Karyn White To Debut Film & Music

SACRAMENTO – She’s been away from the music industry for 17 years, but the singer most known for her hit “Superwoman,” says she hasn’t put away her cape just yet. “Everybody loves a comeback story,” says Karyn White. Ms. White, a former resident of Sacramento now living in Atlanta, will be back in town next […]