State Agency Sued Over Questionable Bidding Process

(CBM) – When Ramsell Corp., an Oakland-based and African American owned company that provides health services to California AIDS/HIV patients, submitted a bid to oversee the California Department of Public Health’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) it was confident of winning the contract. (ADAP provides assistance to AIDS/HIV patients who are uninsured or underinsured enabling […]

Human Rights Campaign shows support for “Common Sense” gun control

(NNPA) – The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a civil rights advocacy group and political lobbying organization for the LGBTQ community, showed support for the victims of the Orlando massacre by posting photos of the victims with their names and ages in each window of their downtown Washington, D.C. office. In huge block letters a sign […]

Report: It’s harder to know who’s paying for political ads

(AP) – It’s getting harder to know who is funding political advertising at the state level as more money becomes anonymous or is filtered from one political action committee to another, a new study finds. In 2014, the last year in which statewide elections were widespread across the country, only 29 cents of every $1 […]

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 […]

Community Launches Program & Announces Partners To Reduce African-American Child Deaths

Approximately $2.1 million Awarded to New Community-Based Grantees Throughout Sacramento County SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, the Steering Committee on Reduction of African American Child Deaths (RAACD) officially launches a county-wide initiative to reduce the number of Sacramento County’s African-American child deaths. During this community launch, key partners called Community Lead Incubators (CILs), community-based organizations that […]

For minorities, pain is severe decade after housing peaked

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the U.S. housing bubble peaked a decade ago, soon to burst with far-reaching consequences, the pain was particularly severe for black and Hispanic Americans. A disproportionate number of minorities succumbed to subprime mortgages and foreclosures and lost their homes. Their collective loss of home equity and shift toward rental housing could […]

California nears $2 billion plan to house its homeless

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The growing problem of homelessness can be seen in every corner of California, from small towns that ring the state’s redwood forests to the sands separating the Pacific Ocean from the most prosperous beachfront communities. More than 115,000 homeless Californians were counted last year and one in four had a serious […]

Former Sacramento High Student-Athlete’s Funeral Service On June 24

OAK PARK — The Sacramento County Sheriff’s homicide detectives have taken over the investigation in the death of 19-year-old Deston Garrett who died of gunshot wounds on June 11 he sustained for two days. Garrett, also known as “Nutter,” a graduate from Sacramento Charter High School, was shot in the upper torso in the 3900 […]

In tandem, Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson, hilarious adventure

(TALK2SV) – We’ve seen the archetype in times past and it still works.   Fast-talking funny guy paired with straight-faced wing man–take on bullies’ and bad guys–together making everything all right.  With a slight variation on a proven blueprint, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin “funny as ever” Hart bring their dynamic forces to CENTRAL […]

Kandace Springs to perform at Folsom Lake College

FOLSOM – She counts Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Roberta Flack, and Norah Jones as her heroes, but she’s got a rich sound all her own. Singer, songwriter and pianist Kandace Springs will share her songs from her new album “Soul Eyes,” locally as she performs in Folsom on June 19, opening for Gregory […]