Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies at 84

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84. Gregory died late Saturday in Washington, D.C. after being hospitalized for about a week, his son Christian Gregory told […]

157 People Killed by Police in California in 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Violent police encounters in California last year led to the deaths of 157 people and six officers, the state attorney general’s office said Thursday in a report that provides the first statewide tally on police use-of-force incidents. All of the state’s 800 police departments supplied detailed data from 2016, including demographic […]

Business leaders quit Trump panel; he hits back hard

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump on Tuesday ripped into business leaders who resigned from his White House jobs panel — the latest sign that corporate America’s romance with Trump is faltering — after his equivocal response to violence by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia. “They’re not taking their job seriously as it pertains to […]

Local Students Complete Green Tech Summer Program

OAK PARK — Sometimes it could be difficult for teens to find summer employment that would help them escape the doldrums of inactivity and empty pockets. But if they are persistent and hook up with the right programs, those obstacles can be conquered. Here in Sacramento, a small army of young people got that opportunity […]

White Supremacist Murder Suspect Jailed after Charlottesville Attack

(NNPA) – James Alex Fields Jr., a 20 year-old from Ohio, who drove his dark gray Dodge Challenger into a crowd of people protesting a White nationalist march in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday, August 12 showed a deep interest in Nazism and Adolph Hitler in high school. Fields is being held on suspicion of second-degree […]

“Night Life Turned Right’s” Final Weekend In Del Paso Heights

DEL PASO HEIGHTS – When the “Third Annual Night Life Turned Right” summer program kicked off last month, an unwanted disturbance took place that probably happened at the precise time. It was a wakeup call that put everyone on notice. The guilty parties were sent home from the Robertson Community Center, where the six-week event […]

Community Colleges Launch Campaign to Promote Career Training Programs

(CBM) – California Community Colleges have kicked off a new campaign to inform underserved populations about the good-paying jobs available through career education. According to a press release, there is a skill and an information gap in California, as many high-paying jobs go unfilled because employers can’t find employees with the right training. This includes […]

California governor signs climate change bill

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – California’s signature climate initiative will continue for another decade. Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger joined his successor Jerry Brown on San Francisco’s Treasure Island Tuesday as Brown signed a bill keeping cap and trade alive until 2030. The program puts a cap and a price on carbon emissions. It was created […]

Young Ladies Recognized As ‘Miss Black’ And ‘Miss Black Teen’ Sacramento

SACRAMENTO – The final results are in for the “47th Annual Miss Black” Sacramento and “Miss Black Teen” Scholarship Pageant held at Sheldon High School in Elk Grove. For 2017, Savannah Sims will wear the crown as Miss Black Sacramento and Imya Price will serve as Miss Black Teen Sacramento. Sims, 20, will be a […]

Black Organizations and CLB Condemn ‘Racist’ Judicial Council Party Pics

(CBM) – People getting busted for hosting parties based on racial stereotypes is nothing new. But it’s not something that you expect from a legal organization that’s supposed to stand for impartiality in the law. But that’s what happened when photos leaked of a Halloween party thrown by the Judicial Council of California. The Judicial […]