Film Review: Dear White People

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NATIONWIDE (NNPA)- “Dear White people: The minimum requirement of Black friends needed to not seem racist has just been raised…to two.” Biting satire abounds in this witty, edgy ode to racism in the age of Obama. In his debut feature film, writer/director Justin Simien’s perceptive observances take no prisoners. It’s a Black thang. Time to […]

Twin Rivers School Board Member Pleads ‘No Contest’

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NORTH SACRAMENTO – In a Sacramento County courtroom Wednesday, Oct. 15, Twin Rivers Unified School District board member Cortez Ledon Quinn plead no contest for allegedly conspiring to submit a fraudulent paternity test. An admission of no contest has the same effect as a guilty plea. Before Judge Laurel D. White in Department 8, Quinn […]

Darla Givens & Tia Ewing Join The Salvation Army Women’s Auxilary for Helping Handbags Fundraiser

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SACRAMENTO – When it comes to helping the community, they’ve got it in the “bag.” The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary will host the 10th annual Helping Handbags luncheon and auction on Saturday, October 18. The luncheon will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Lions Gate McClellan Conference Center-5411 Luce Ave., McClellan. […]

US Steps Up Response as Ebola Worries Grow

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal health officials said Thursday they still don’t know how two Dallas nurses caught Ebola from a patient, as criticism increased from lawmakers who questioned whether the nation is prepared to stop the deadly virus from spreading in the U.S. The revelation that one of the hospital nurses was cleared to fly […]

Sacramento Kings Visit the Great Wall of China

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MUTAINYU – Today the Sacramento Kings visited the Great Wall of China’s Mutainyu section. Players, coaches and other team personnel marveled at the world-famous historical landmark and paused to take a group photo as they walked along he iconic Wall. The Sacramento Kings are in China to play two preseason games against the Brooklyn Nets […]

Sacramento Native Cornel West Arrested in Ferguson Protests

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FERGUSON (AP) — Pounding rain and tornado watches didn’t deter hundreds of protesters Monday outside Ferguson police headquarters, where they stayed for almost four hours to mark how long 18-year-old Michael Brown’s body was left in a street after he was fatally shot by police. Organizers of the four-day Ferguson October protests dubbed the day […]

Covered California Offers Millions in No-Bid Contracts

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s health insurance exchange has awarded $184 million in contracts without the competitive bidding and oversight that is standard practice across state government, including deals that sent millions of dollars to a firm whose employees have long-standing ties to the agency’s executive director. Covered California’s no-bid contracts were for a variety […]

Local Church Holds Prayer Vigil To Raise Awareness & Supplies for Ebola Victims

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SOUTH SARAMENTO – With the death of a Black man in Texas, the ebola crisis in West Africa has hit home. A local church is seeking to raise awareness and supplies for those impacted by the deadly disease. Antioch Progressive Baptist Church will unite with Save More Kids to host a Candlelight Prayer Vigil on […]

Guild Theater Hosts Screening of “Freeway: Crack In The System”

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OAK PARK – A premiere screening of the film, “Freeway: Crack In The System” will be shown at the Guild Theater on Saturday, October 11. Hosted by Craig J. Jackson and the 916 Hollywood Initiative, the screening is set for 4-8 p.m. The film tells the true story behind the crack cocaine influx, featuring reformed […]

Kings Beat Raptors 113-106 For First Preseason Victory

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NORTH NATOMAS — DeMarcus Cousins had 19 points, four rebounds, three steals and two blocks to lead the Sacramento Kings to a 113-106 victory over the Toronto Raptors Tuesday night in preseason action. Omri Casspi came off the bench to score 15 points and rookie Nik Stauskas added 13 impressive baskets for the Kings (1-1). […]