Widower Delivers Promise To Bring Bernice King To Area Sept. 5

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SACRAMENTO – It’s been a tough eight months since his beloved wife passed away, but a local man says his faith has seen him through and is helping him fulfill her legacy. “She was my rib, my soulmate,” Karlos Daniels shared about his wife of 31 and a half years, . Felicia Daniels had been planning […]

Legislators Join Hands in Fight to Protect School District Budget Reserves

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SACRAMENTO (CBM) -A bipartisan group of lawmakers has launched a new effort to address a cap that has been placed on local school districts’ budget reserves. They say limiting the monies districts are required to reserve in their coffers will  increase  borrowing costs and hamper efforts to prepare for  economic hardship. State Senator Jerry Hill […]

Oak Park Pastor Leaves Country To Be With Hero Son

Sacramento State University student Anthony Sadler Jr., received France's Legion d'Honneur along with three other men for stopping an would terrorist gunman assault on a train in Belgium.
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OAK PARK – Shiloh Baptist Church’s Rev. Anthony Sadler Sr. left the country to meet up with his international-hero son, Anthony Sadler Jr., who helped thwart an aledged gunman’s attack on a high-speed train in Belgium. Sadler, a student at California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State University), Alek Skarlatos, a member of the National Guard, […]

Book Club booted from wine train for #LaughingWhileBlack

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SAN FRANCISCO – A group of mostly Black women who were thrown off the Napa Valley Wine Train last Saturday for laughing too loudly, have received the corporate apology they were seeking, but the experience has left a bitter taste in their mouths. Eleven members of the Sistahs On The Reading Edge book club were […]

Public Offices Discriminate Against Black Americans

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WASHINGTON (NNPA) – It’s an open secret that Black-sounding names can hinder employment, housing, and loan applications. Apparently, basic emails to public servants have snuck onto that list. So concluded a recent study published by the Institute for the Study of Labor, an international research center based in Germany. “Discrimination by providers of public services […]

Black Designer Lights Up GM

Martin Davis — a bright spot for GM.

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – If you’re driving down a highway, street or tunnel anywhere in North America and you see the shimmering new headlights on the latest Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC or Buick approaching you, there’s a good chance you’re seeing the work of Martin Davis, a talented, young African American designer who works for General Motors. […]

Number of businesses owned by minority women are soaring

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(AP) – The number of U.S. businesses owned by minority women is soaring, and outstripping U.S. business growth in general. The number of companies owned by Hispanic women rose 87 percent between 2007 and 2012, while the number of companies owned by Black women rose nearly 68 percent, according to preliminary figures released last week […]

No digital divide among Black, white millennials

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll finds African-American millennials say they are just as engaged in getting news online as their white counterparts, further debunking a long-held belief that people of color are at risk of being left behind technologically. In general, 64 percent of millennials say they read and watch news online regularly, including […]

‘My Children! My Africa!’ Offers Apartheid Insight

Tory Scroggins, left, and Liz Frederick, right, portray brilliant minds in the midst of racial conflict. The stage play at Celebration Arts ends Aug. 29.
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East Sacramento — South African playwright Athol Fugard’s “My Children! My Africa!” is a challenging script that demands the stage actors to have near-complete control of the English language as well as a full understanding of the fallout from political unrest. The physical and mental substances needed for performing in this masterpiece can clearly drain […]

Former President Jimmy Carter to undergo radiation for cancer on his brain

Former President Jimmy Carter (Photo by David Hume Kennerly/LBJ Foundation)

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter announced Thursday that his cancer is on four small spots on his brain and he will immediately begin radiation treatment, saying he is “at ease with whatever comes.” “I’m ready for anything and looking forward to a new adventure,” said Carter, appearing upbeat and making jokes as he […]