E’Twaun Moore Scorches Kings for 24, Bulls Trip Sacramento 107-102 For Victory

NORTH NATOMAS — The Sacramento Kings have a terrible habit of letting so-called, non-factor players from opposing teams have career nights in Sleep Train Arena this season. On Feb. 3, it was the Chicago Bulls E’Twaun Moore who averages 5.1 points per game. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard, in his fourth season out of Purdue, had […]

CBS Sports Ready To Roll Out Solid Coverage For Super Bowl 50

SAN FRANCISCO — CBS Sports Network has aired 18 Super Bowls for the National Football League (NFL), including the first sporting event that was played between the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs on Jan. 15, 1966. On Sunday, Feb. 7, the sports network has the dutiful honor to broadcast Super Bowl 50 as […]

Proposed Legislation Aimed To Combat Human Trafficking

SACRAMENTO — For almost two decades, the city of Sacramento and other municipalities across the state have been faced with increases in human trafficking. Assemblymember Jim Cooper, D-Elk Grove, along with the Sacramento County District Attorney’s office, crime victim’s families, and bill supporters, announced the introduction of human trafficking legislation in Sacramento at the State […]

Sacramento Celebrates Black History Month – Calendar of Events

SACRAMENTO – The story of how African Americans have impacted the region, and the world, cannot be told in 28 or 29 days, but Black History Month provides the opportunity to shine the light on those achievements and contributions. Sacramento will join cities across the county next week in celebrating February as Black History Month […]

Analysis of racial polling shows whites more aware of racism

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — More white Americans now share the view, long held by minorities, that racism is a national problem and should be confronted, according to an analysis of recent public opinion polling. The review, compiled by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in conjunction with the Northeastern University School of Journalism, concludes that a majority of […]

Governor proposes ballot measure on criminal sentences

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown’s latest attempt to reduce the state prison population is a ballot initiative unveiled Wednesday that aims to free certain felons earlier and have fewer juveniles tried as adults. If California voters approve it in November, the measure would increase sentencing credits for inmates who complete rehabilitation programs, the […]

Toyota Wins Big at 1st Annual Diversity Volume Leadership Awards

(NNPA) – Toyota demonstrated their commitment to reach minority consumers, winning 10 out of 20 top honors during the Diversity Volume Leadership (DVL) Awards in Detroit, Mich., a few days before the North American International Auto Show opened to the public. The awards were determined based on new vehicle registration data collected from October 2014 […]

Gaps in Teacher Effectiveness Hurt Young, Minority Students

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Minority and low-income students are less likely to have consistent access to effective teachers between preschool and the third grade than students from high-income households, according to a new report by the Center for American Progress (CAP), a Washington, D.C-based think tank. Rachel Herzfeldt-Kamprath, a researcher at CAP and a co-author of the […]

Governor warns of economic downturn as Black leaders advocate for more spending

SACRAMENTO (CBM) – Gov. Jerry Brown expressed caution when looking at the state of California in his State of the State address to lawmakers last Thursday in Sacramento. While some African American legislative leaders are advocating to restore dollars for programs cut in past years, Brown is asking lawmakers to focus on current liabilities and […]

Cousins Scores 56, But Kings Fall To Hornets 129-128 In Double Overtime

NORTH NATOMAS — Reserve guard Troy Daniels made a lay up and a 3-point shot with nine seconds left in double-overtime to give his Charlotte Hornets a 129-128 victory over the Sacramento Kings in double overtime on Monday, Jan. 25, at Sleep Train Arena. The Hornets stopped the Kings’ five-game winning streak and did it […]