Harvard Professor & Writer Carolivia Herron Discusses “Nappy Hair”

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SACRAMENTO – She helped countless children feel good about themselves from head to toe as the author of the book, “Nappy Hair.” Harvard professor and writer Carolivia Herron will speak at Sacramento State’s University Union on Thursday, March 5 as part of Women’s History Month. The event, scheduled to run 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., is […]

26th Annual Northern California Young African American Males Conference

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SACRAMENTO – The 100 Black Men of Sacramento present their 26th Annual Northern California Young African American Males Conference on Saturday, February 21. The conference, aimed at young men ages 12-21, is scheduled to be held at Sacramento Accelerated Academy and Serna Center, located at 5735 47th Avenue, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This […]

Mother & Daughter poetry duo introduce thier latest works

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SACRAMENTO – The dynamic mother-daughter duo Straight Out Scribes celebrate 25 years of making beautiful poetry with the release of new work. The pair, Dr. V.S. Chochezi and Staajabu, will unveil their newest collection of original poetry, “Mud Cloth Roots,” on Saturday, February 21 at The Soap Salon, located at 3716 30th Street. The event […]

Special Screening of “Balck Indians: An American Story”

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SACRAMENTO – In honor of Black History Month, California State Parks and the State Indian Museum present a Native Film Screening of “Black Indians: An American Story” on Saturday, February 21. There will be showings at 11:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m. Narrated by James Earl Jones, the film brings to light a little known and […]

Sacramento celebrates Black History Month

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SACRAMENTO – It’s that time of year when Sacramento comes alive with activities and programs celebrating the vast achievements and contributions of African Americans to the region, and the world. February is Black History Month and a number of related events have been planned locally. The following is a brief list compiled by the OBSERVER […]

UOP announces full calendar of events celebrating Black History Month

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STOCKTON – The University of the Pacific’s annual Black History Month celebration involves a number of activities that honor the history and heritage of African Americans and the African Diaspora. Throughout the month of February, students, faculty and staff put on numerous events, including a keynote speaker, gospel concert, poetry reading, roundtable discussions and various […]

Get a Soulful Taste of Madi Gras

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NORTH SACRAMENTO – Laissez les bon temps rouler. The local business, Framed by Frankie is inviting locals to let the good times roll, presenting “A Soulful Taste of Mardi Gras” on Saturday, February 7. The event is being held from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the art studios located at 1001 Del Paso Boulevard and […]

Local Fund-raiser to include Food, Fitness and Shopping

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SACRAMENTO – Whether your passion is food, fitness or shopping, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at an upcoming benefit to help a group of local yoga teachers and students who are participating in an Africa Yoga Project service trip to Cape Town, South Africa in March. Proceeds from the A’frican Event benefit will help […]

Comedian Sinbad To Speak To ‘IndiviZlbe’

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OAK PARK — Comedian and actor Sinbad will open up IndiviZible’s Speakers Series for 2015. He will appear at the organization’s meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 26 at the Guild Theater in Oak Park. Sinnbad’s exposure on “Star Search” led to a featured role on the short-lived comedy series “The Redd Foxx Show” […]

NAACP Sacramento swears in 2015 Executive Committee

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SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will swear in its 2015 Executive Committee Members on Thursday, January 15. The Swearing-In ceremony is set to run 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the State Capitol, Room 126. The Executive Committee provides the leadership necessary to ensure that the principle […]