Kings Look Forward To Working With New Surroundings

NORTH NATOMAS — Every year, since 2006, the administrators of the Sacramento Kings have repeatedly opened up training camp saying that significant changes in the roster were done during the off-season. On Monday, the Kings, once again, reiterated those same sentiments to start the 2015-2016 campaign at the Practice Facility. But this time, despite a […]

California State Board of Education seeks student board member

SACRAMENTO – Youth are being asked to make their voices heard.The California State Board of Education (SBE) is now accepting applications for the 2016–17 Student Board Member position. Any student who is a California resident and enrolled in a public high school, will be a senior in good standing in the 2016–17 school year, and will […]

Urban League CEO Resigns; National Search Underway For His Replacement

DEL PASO HEIGHTS – James Shelby, who has led the Greater Sacramento Urban League (GSUL) for nearly 20 years, has announced his resignation from the position of President and CEO of the organization, effective September 30. Sandra Davis Houston, GSUL Board Chair and Vice President of Human Resources for Dignity Health, said Cassandra Jennings, who […]

Trump declines to correct man who says Obama is Muslim

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump declined to correct a questioner at a town hall event who incorrectly stated that President Barack Obama is Muslim, and the billionaire real estate mogul said he’d be “looking at” a claim that militants operate training camps on American soil. Trump, who has a history of […]

U-CAN Go to College Fairs come to Sacramento

SACRAMENTO – Sept 14-26 in California with locations in the Greater Sacramento Valley Region starting at Grant High School on Sept 24 (click here to download the flyer), Sacramento High School on Sept 25 (click here to download the flyer) and Monterey Trail High School on Sept 26(click here to download the flyer). Register Online […]

Census: Income, poverty numbers stay just about the same

WASHINGTON (AP) — The wallets of America’s middle class and poorest aren’t seeing any extra money, the U.S. Census reported Wednesday, a financial stagnation experts say may be fueling political dissent this campaign season. The Census Bureau, in its annual look at poverty and income in the United States, said both the country’s median income […]

Comedian Tony Roberts Scheduled To Perform To Support Local Urban League

NORTH SACRAMENTO – He has appeared on BET, Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam and Comedy Central among other shows. But comedian Tony T. Roberts will take a smaller stage with a microphne and perform at a fundraiser for a local organization that’s dear to his heart. Roberts will headline the Greater Sacramento Urban League’s “Dinner […]

Study: Party Trumps Race among Black Voters

(NNPA) – Party undermines race among African-American voters; a new study finds, signaling a potentially hard sell for the Republican Party within this voting bloc. And it’s a problem that would likely not be solved by merely promoting Black Republican candidates for office. “There are some very successful African-American Republicans, but those folks don’t attract African-American […]

School districts see teacher shortages after years of cuts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a new school year began at the Sierra Sands Unified district 150 miles north of Los Angeles in August, students in four classes were greeted by a substitute. The small district’s human resources department had worked aggressively through the summer to attract new teachers. Staff members made out-of-state recruiting trips, […]

Less than half of students meet new reading, math standards

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Less than half of all California students passed new math and English tests aligned with the Common Core standards and considered indicators of college and career readiness. Results for the Smarter Balanced assessment released Wednesday show that 44 percent of students in third through eighth and 11th grades met or exceeded […]