Pelicans acquiring Cousins in multi-player deal

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins is on his way out of Sacramento — and right into an All-Star frontcourt pairing with Anthony Davis. The New Orleans Pelicans agreed to acquire Cousins from the Kings on Sunday, the same night the center was playing in the All-Star Game in their arena. The Kings dealt one […]

New Study: Blacks Feel Ignored by the Democratic Party

(NNPA) – Cornell Belcher, the CEO of Brilliant Corners Research, said that it’s no surprise that Black voters have presented a very clear mandate to the Congressional Black Caucus to oppose the Trump Administration, because 92 percent of African Americans voted against President Trump. “However, to maintain this broad level of support among African American […]

Goldman Sach’s Small Business Program Alumni Create Jobs, Increase Revenue

LOS ANGELES (NNPA) — Eight hundred Southern California businesses have joined thousands of entrepreneurs across the country in an initiative to create jobs. The business owners are participants in Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, a scholarship-based program that convenes them to learn critical business skills and create growth plans for their companies. Just one of […]

Trump nominee has decried Medicaid for fostering dependency

CHICAGO (AP) — The businesswoman President Donald Trump selected to oversee Medicaid, the health care program for 74 million low-income Americans, has said the program is structurally flawed by policies that burden states and foster dependency among the poor. Seema Verma heads Indianapolis-based SVC Inc., a consulting firm that works with GOP-led states seeking federal […]

CBC Members Protest Trump’s Executive Order at Airports Nationwide

(NNPA) – At the height of the protests over President Donald Trump’s executive order that imposed a travel ban on seven Muslim countries, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) arrived at Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport and asked airport officials how many people were being detained at the airport as a result of the order. Though the Trump […]

Democrats Search For The Next Obama

(NNPA) – She’s a lawyer by trade and an accomplished politician who in November became just the second African-American woman to become a U.S. Senator. He’s considered a favorite to become the next head of the Democratic National Committee. Senator Kamala Harris of California and Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota are among the new movers […]

NAACP Says ‘Medical Marijuana Czar’ Is Ignoring Input From Minority Groups

SACRAMENTO (CBM) – The California State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has raised some concerns about Lori Ajax, Gov. Jerry Brown’s nominee for chief of the Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation. Media reports have called Ajax California’s first medical marijuana “czar.” The Bureau, which oversees the regulation and […]

“RO JAMES” comes to Sacramento

Since arriving on the music scene in 2013 with the EP trilogy, “Coke, Jack & Cadillacs” and working with artists like Snoop Dogg and Brenmar, Ronnie “Ro” James has been on a mission to make his mark in the music industry. With the release of his debut CD, “Eldorado,” James appears to have done just […]

Celebrate 19th Annual “Sacramento Museum Day” this Saturday

(SACRAMENTO) – Individuals and families looking to get out and do something this weekend can take advantage of the 19th Annual “Sacramento Museum Day” on Saturday, February 4. With 26 museums and local destinations participating, the 2017 Sacramento Museum Day is presented by Sutter Health and Bank of America. Participating local museums will offer free […]

North Sacramento Community to Protest Clearing of Officers in Mann Shooting

SACRAMENTO – After the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office’s decision not to charge two police officers in the July shooting death of a Black man, a local action group is calling for members of the community to join in a protest. The North Sacramento Community Coalition is spearheading a protest on Monday, January 30. The […]