Google apologizes after app tagged Black people ‘gorillas’

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NEW YORK (AP) — Google is apologizing after reports surfaced that an automatic image-recognition feature in its Photos application was identifying images of some Black people as “gorillas.” A New York man posted a picture of himself and a female friend on Twitter earlier this week, showing that the Google image software had tagged both […]

Celebrating the Contributions of Black Veterans

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SACRAMENTO – The public is invited to celebrate the contributions of Black veterans with an upcoming exhibit. “We Also Served: Honoring the African American Military Experience,” a month-long celebration runs July 1-31 at the Brickhouse Gallery & Art Complex, located at 2837-36th Street. The mixed-media interactive exhibit hosted by the Unsung Heroes Living History Project, […]

Supreme Court extends gay marriage nationwide

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States, a historic culmination of decades of litigation over gay marriage and gay rights generally. Gay and lesbian couples already could marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court’s 5-4 ruling means […]

Sacramento Kings Select Kentucky Big Man, Willie Cauley-Stein

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NORTH NATOMAS — In the midst of thick, purple smoke swirling around All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins’ and coach George Karl’s fragmented relationship, the Sacramento Kings, with much delight, bring Willie Cauley-Stein into the fold through the NBA Draft. Cauley-Stein, a 7-foot, 240 pounds center from Kentucky was selected by the Kings with the No. 6 […]

Affordable Care Act Upheld by US Supreme Court

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans. The justices said in a 6-3 ruling that the subsidies that 8.7 million people currently receive to make insurance affordable do not depend on […]

U.S. Senior Golf Off To A Hot Start at Del Paso Country Club

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SACRAMENTO – In anticipation of 100-degree temperatures, the USGA has revised its U.S. Senior Open Spectator Policy to allow fans to bring two 24-ounce sealed, clear water bottles to the championship this week. The decision came from championship officials at Del Paso County Club on June 24, as on-site forecasters predict high pressure in the […]

President Speaks at National Mayor’s Conference in SF

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBM) — On Friday, President Obama and Representative Nancy Pelosi had a message for the nation’s mayors — economic recovery will come at the city level, and mayors must be the ones leading the charge. “It’s about paychecks,” said Representative Pelosi, speaking to over 250 of the country’s mayors at the U.S. Conference […]

Supreme Court Rules Texas Can Reject Confederate Flag License Plate

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WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld Texas’ refusal to issue a license plate bearing the Confederate battle flag, rejecting a free-speech challenge. The court said in a 5-4 ruling that Texas can limit the content of license plates because they are state property and not the equivalent of bumper stickers. The Sons […]

White man kills of nine people in Black church

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HARLESTON (AP) — An intense manhunt was underway Thursday for a white man who joined a prayer meeting and then opened fire inside a historic Black church in downtown Charleston, killing nine people, including the pastor. Authorities called it a hate crime. Charleston police identified the suspect as Dylann Storm Roof, 21, of Lexington, South […]

Effort to Oust Black Female School Superintendent Full of Racial Overtones

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VALLEJO (CBM) – “Jiggas” and “arrogant b*****” are just two of the ugly slurs some northern Californians posted on a petition calling for the resignation of an African-American school district superintendent. About 900 Vallejo-area residents have added their signatures to the online effort. But Black leaders in the same Bay Area community, along with a […]