African Americans Lead Both Houses of the Nevada State Legislature

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) – Rep. Jason Frierson made history Monday by becoming Nevada’s first Black Assembly Speaker as the state’s 63 lawmakers opened their legislative session focusing on issues ranging from the state budget to the future of an unimplemented law that would give parents state funding to help pay for private school. Frierson, […]

Black man punched by Sacramento officer files rights lawsuit (VIDEO)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Black man hurled to the ground and punched repeatedly in the face by a police officer this month has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city and county of Sacramento, claiming Monday he was targeted because of his race and abused in jail after his arrest. The lawsuit […]

JaVale McGee Proves His Value To Warriors, Takes Pride In Family Name

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors reserve center JaVale McGee got a rude awakening by his mother Pam McGee one early morning while he was attending Detroit Country Day School in Michigan. McGee said he had a “bad game” as a sophomore on the junior varsity team and didn’t perform up to his potential, […]

Sacramento State’s UNIQUE Programs host special screening and discussion of Horror Thriller “Get Out”

SACRAMENTO – Sacramento State University’s UNIQUE Programs presents a special screening of the horror film, “Get Out” on Thursday, April 27. The screening is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. in the University Union Ballroom. The free screening will be followed by a panel discussion aimed at providing an understanding of the substance and content […]

Senate Confirms Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

(NNPA) – With the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court, Senate Republicans won another victory in their partisan war of obstruction against the nation’s first Black president. Shortly after conservative Justice Antonin Scalia died on February 13, 2016, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell announced that he would not even consider […]

Black teens most active on social media apps

(AP) – Teenagers and their technology are inseparable, but a new poll shows black teens are the most likely to have access to smartphones — which could explain why they’re the biggest and most frequent users of mobile-friendly social media apps Snapchat and Instagram. A survey released Thursday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public […]

Fresno shooter has Sacramento connection

FRESNO (CBM) -Fresno is the latest scene of a mass shooting since last week’s fatal shooting at a San Bernardino elementary school, killing a teacher and one student and comes on the heels of the Facebook shooting of a 74-year-old man walking down the street in Cleveland, Ohio. According to news reports, Kori Ali Muhammad […]

Golden State’s Durant Gets 32 Points, Beat Portland 121-109

OAKLAND, Calif. – Kevin Durant had 32 points, 10 rebounds, and two assists and Draymond Green had 19 points, 12 rebounds, and nine assists to give the Golden State Warriors a 109-121 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in the first game of Round 1. Stephen Curry added 29 points, five rebounds, and four assists […]

CA Republicans Strike Working-class Tone During Gas Tax Debate

SACRAMENTO (CBM) – Last week, the California legislature voted to approve a $52 billion transportation bill that will go towards road repair and maintenance. Funding will come from increases in gas and diesel sales and excise taxes, an annual car fee, based on the cost of the car, and a Zero Emissions Car fee. However, […]

Sacramento officer seen on video punching jaywalker in face

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California police officer seen on video hurling a jaywalker to the ground and repeatedly punching him in the face will be the subject of a criminal investigation, authorities said Tuesday. The “disturbing” and unreasonable actions of the officer, a two-year veteran of the department, were not within policy, Sacramento police […]