Beseeched to revolt, but bound by duty, electoral voters vow to remain faithful

(AP) – Hounded to abandon Donald Trump, Republican electors appear to be in no mood for an insurrection in the presidential campaign’s last voting ritual. This most untraditional of elections is on course to produce a traditional outcome Monday — an Electoral College ticket to the White House for the president-elect. Whether they like Trump […]

Study: Premium hikes add $10B to taxpayers’ health law tab

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taxpayers will fork over nearly $10 billion more next year to cover double-digit premium hikes for subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law, according to a study being released Thursday. The analysis from the Center for Health and Economy comes as the Republican-led Congress is preparing to repeal “Obamacare” and replace […]

Mike Dailey’s Death Stuns Community, Memorial Planned For Dec. 17

SOUTH SACRAMENTO — The community is mourning the loss of local author, producer, songwriter Mike Dailey who was tragically killed last weekend in the Greenhaven area. The complete details of Dailey’s death are still being sorted out by the Sacramento Police Department. Based on preliminary information provided by the police, an argument reportedly ensued Nov. […]

Black Celebrities, Athletes Say “Give Trump a Chance”

(AP) – Several prominent African-Americans and celebrities said that they supported President-Elect Donald Trump. Some even voted for him. Among the more well-known Black celebrities are rap superstar Kanye West and Jackson family patriarch Joseph Jackson. Now, other popular and respected African-American celebrities, including BET Founder Bob Johnson, are calling on African-Americans to give the […]

Oakland Raiders Seal First-Winning Record In 14 Years, Face Buffalo Bills On Dec. 4

OAKLAND – It has been a long time since the crowd at Oakland Alameda-County Coliseum has erupted in anticipation of a close victory. But after this Sunday’s game, the Oakland Raiders have nine victories and just two losses in a hard fought victory against the visiting Carolina Panthers. With a 32-32 tie late in the […]

Family Outraged At Teacher’s Lynching Comment

(FOLSOM) – The family of a local teen has filed a formal complaint with his school after a teacher’s controversial comment about lynching. Tyler McIntyre, an eighth grade student at Folsom’s Sutter Middle School, says that on November 2, his American History class was collectively grading a test they’d taken on the U.S. Constitution. One […]

2016 NAACP Election Held, Results Contested

(SACRAMENTO) – After last week’s election, former Sacramento NAACP President Betty Williams is set to be sworn in on Saturday, marking her return to the position. Ms. Williams, currently serving as First Vice President, beat out incumbent Stephen T. Webb, in what organization officials call a “record breaking turnout” of members to vote. Webb, however, […]

Officer charged in shooting that was streamed on Facebook

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When Philando Castile was pulled over in July, he calmly told the officer he had a gun and was licensed to carry it, according to prosecutors. Moments later, the officer fired on the motorist, and a bleeding Castile uttered his last words: “I wasn’t reaching for it.” On Wednesday, that […]

San Francisco teachers union offers Trump lesson plan

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco’s public schools have been offered a classroom lesson plan that calls President-elect Donald Trump a racist, sexist man who became president “by pandering to a huge racist and sexist base.” The union that represents city teachers posted the plan on its website and distributed it via an email newsletter […]

The Black Unemployment Rate is Double What Whites Experience

(NNPA) – Black workers lost ground last month, as the unemployment rate increased from 8.3 percent in September to 8.6 percent in October, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department. October was a bad month for Black workers, in general. Not only did the share of Black workers in the labor force […]