Golden State Warriors Stave Off Elimination, Down OKC Thunder 120-111

OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors didn’t let themselves or their hometown fans down. The champions beat the Oklahoma City Thunder with a decisive 120-111 victory on May 26 at The Oracle to stay alive in the NBA’s Western Conference Finals. Facing elimination, the Warriors will now play the Thunder in Game 6 on OKC’s […]

SCOTUS: Prosecutors excluded Blacks from Jury; overturns all-white jury verdict

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court upended the conviction and death sentence of a Black Georgia man Monday because prosecutors violated the Constitution by excluding African-Americans from the all-white jury that determined his fate. The 7-1 ruling in favor of death row inmate Timothy Tyrone Foster came in a case in which defense lawyers obtained […]

Poll: African-American Voters Feel Democratic Party Takes Them for Granted

(CBM) – A recent poll revealed many Black voters in California strongly identify with the Democratic Party, although 58 percent feel the establishment takes them for granted. Commissioned by the African American Voter Registration, Education and Participation (AAVREP) Project, The California African American Policy Priorities Survey sampled 800 potential African-American voters in Los Angeles, Sacramento and […]

Officer acquitted on all charges in Freddie Gray case

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore officer was acquitted Monday of assault and other charges in the arrest of Freddie Gray, dealing prosecutors a significant blow in their attempt to hold police accountable for the young black man’s death from injuries he suffered in the back of a police van. A judge also found Officer Edward […]

California Senate approves sweeping gun-control measures

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrats in the California Senate approved a wide-ranging series of gun control bills Thursday, reviving an effort to significantly tighten California’s already strict gun laws in the wake of last year’s terrorist attack in San Bernardino. Lawmakers voted to outlaw the sale of assault weapons with easily detachable magazines and to […]

Report finds segregation in education on the rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six decades after the Supreme Court outlawed separating students by race, stubborn disparities persist in how the country educates its poor and minority children. A report Tuesday by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office found deepening segregation of Black and Hispanic students at high-poverty K-12 public schools. These schools often offered fewer math, […]

OKC Thunder Snatches Game 1 In Western Conference Finals, Beat Warriors 108-102

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oklahoma City Thunder languished behind for most of Game 1 in the Western Conference Finals, down by double-digits three-quarters of the way. But in the last 12 minutes, the Thunder, the squad that eliminated San Antonio in the second round, found a path to beat the NBA champions, which eradicated a […]

California ballot measure blamed for shoplifting jump

ROCKLIN, Calif. (AP) — Perry Lutz says his struggle to survive as a small businessman became a lot harder after California voters reduced theft penalties 1½ years ago. About a half-dozen times this year, shoplifters have stolen expensive drones or another of the remote-controlled toys he sells in HobbyTown USA, a small shop in Rocklin, […]

Rep. John Lewis To Speak At UC Davis Graduation

DAVIS – UC Davis School of Law graduates will hear from an American icon as they participate in commencement activities on Saturday, May 14. Civil rights legend, Congressman John Lewis, will deliver the commencement address for the Class of 2016. The event will take place on May 14, 2016 at the UC Davis Mondavi Center for […]

‘Motown The Musical’ Star In The Spotlight

SACRAMENTO – Leon Outlaw Jr. wasn’t even born when Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 took the world by storm in 1969/1970 with their debut hit single, “I Want you Back.” However, the 14-year-old actor/singer who stars as little Michael Jackson in the national touring production of “Motown, The Musical,” says he grew up listening […]