Singing Pastors of Sacramento in Concert

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SACRAMENTO – EMG Music Group Alliance presents The Singing Pastors of Sacramento Concert on Saturday, April 26. The show is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. at Destiny Church, located at 5230 Ehrhardt Avenue. Participants include Bryant Wyatt of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church; Yardley Griffin, Jr. of Destiny Church; William Carter of St. James Holy […]

Supreme Court Upholds Michigan’s Affirmative Action Ban

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WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan’s ban on using race as a factor in college admissions. The justices said in a 6-2 ruling that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution in 2006 to prohibit public colleges and universities from taking account of race in admissions decisions. The justices […]

Oak Park Farmer’s Market Holds Pre-Season Launch

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OAK PARK – NeighborWorks Sacramento invites the public to the pre-season launch of the Oak Park Farmers Market on Saturday, April 26 and the groundbreaking ceremony for renovations to McClatchy Park. Festivities are set to run 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event will launch a week-long Eat Local Challenge to lead up to the […]

Sacramento International Film Festival Includes Black Film Showcase

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SACRAMENTO – Films by and about African Americans will take center stage as the Sacramento International Film Festival returns April 26-May 4. The two-day celebration of cinema arts will include two events focused on films that were either created by African American filmmakers or feature African American content. The event kicks off on Saturday, April […]

Defend ‘Obamacare’ Unabashedly, Some Democrats Say

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WASHINGTON — The outlook for the president’s health care overhaul suddenly appears brighter, and some Democrats are saying it’s time for the party to openly embrace the law that Republicans consider their best campaign weapon. Activists in one Senate race are doing just that. Other Democratic candidates, however, remain wary, unsure that a modest dose […]

Local Churches Are Gearing Up For Easter, Hosting a Number of Special Events

Calvary Christian Center's "More Than Just A Man" begins April 16th

SACRAMENTO – Calvary Christian Center’s Theatre Arts Ministry presents the dramatic Easter musical, “More Than Just A Man,” April 16-18 and April 20. The church invites the public to “come see the ministry, life, death and resurrection of Jesus through the eyes of Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea in this touching musical.” More than Just […]

Former King, Mitch Richmond Selected for the Hall of Fame

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NEW YORK — Mitch Richmond, the Sacramento Kings all-time leading scorer who played many of his most productive seasons with the team, was named on Monday to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. He becomes the 14th player in franchise history and the first during the Sacramento-era to earn Hall of Fame induction. Enshrinement festivities […]

Sacramento City Councilwoman, Bonnie Pannell Stepping Down

Sacramento City Councilwoman Bonnie Pannell will host a Youth Arts Gala on Sept. 21, at Luther Burbank High School.

SACRAMENTO — Citing health concerns, longtime Sacramento City Councilwoman Bonnie Pannell has announced that she will step down as the District 8 representative on June 23. Ms. Pannell’s planned departure will mean District 8 residents will have someone without the last name Pannell representing them for the first time since 1992. Ms. Pannell’s late husband […]

Judge Upholds Election of Kevin Johnson in Black Mayors’ Rift

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson’s election as president of NCBM affirmed by judge.

WASHINGTON – After intense internal fighting, court battles and competing board of directors that have characterized Sacramento, Calif. Kevin Johnson’s term as president of the National Conference of Black Mayors since last May, his first month in office, a judge has ruled decidedly in Johnson’s favor, effectively firing Executive Director Vanessa R. Williams and nullifying […]

Sacramento’ Community Center Theater Presents: Sister Act

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SACRAMENTO – When wannabe diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a crime, the police hide her in the most unlikely place, a convent. Deloris reluctantly transforms into Sister Mary Clarence and soon teaches the real nuns how to find their voices. The story is familiar, but its been given a whole new life. Sister Act, Broadway’s […]