April 7th Special Election for Sacramento City Council District Seat

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EAST SACRAMENTO — Sacramento City Council’s District 6 special election is April 7. Eric Guerra and Bruce Pomer are vying to replace Kevin McCarty who was elected to the State Assembly last November. In regard to the City Charter, the candidate who receives the most votes during the “Special Municipal Election” shall fill the vacant […]

First Lady Michelle Obama declares ‘Black Girls Rock!’

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(AP) — First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black women while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of color from all walks of life. “No matter who you are, no matter where you come from, you are beautiful,” […]

RUDOLPH LONCKE: Courts could do more to save our children

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OPINION – As an African American judge, now retired, I bring the perspective of a member of the judiciary to the Steering Committee on the Reduction of African American Child Deaths (RAACD). Working within a system that has been afflicted with bias against African Americans and other minorities, it has been my life’s work to […]

Andrew Young Shares His Thoughts and Civil Rights Experiences

Andrew Young, Jr., former ambassador, civil rights activist, and mayor of Atlanta, spoke to the members of Sacramento's IndiviZible on March 25 in Oak Park. Young was a close associate of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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OAK PARK — Civil rights icon Andrew Jackson Young Jr. has experienced and accomplished many, many things in his lifetime. While he was a close confidant of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Young practically learned the social mentally of America — and he’s not afraid to talk about the good and the bad side of […]

24 percent of California voters registered without political preference

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SACRAMENTO — New state figures continue the trend of the fastest growing segment of the California electorate registering without any political affiliation. Secretary of State Alex Padilla released voter registration figures on Monday showing almost 24 percent of voters have no party preference. The report says California had 17.7 million registered voters in February. Of […]

Nielsen Releases First Multicultural ‘Super Consumer’ Report

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(NNPA) – With multicultural consumer spending in the United States today at $3.4 trillion, this “super consumer” group has tremendous impact on U.S. mainstream culture, according to a Nielsen report recently released. The report, The Multicultural Edge: Rising Super Consumers, identifies multicultural consumers as the most dynamic and fasting growing segment of the U.S. consumer economy.“The Multicultural […]

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Filming of ‘Get Hard’

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NEW ORLEANS (NNPA) – The comedy Get Hard, scheduled for release March 27, co-stars Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. The shoot took place in New Orleans. A visit to the film’s production studios in there found Ferrell and Hart deep in their craft of making comedy mountains out of molehills. The plot centers on a […]

California Dental Association Foundation offers free dental care

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SACRAMENTO – The California Dental Association Foundation (CDA) is offering free dental care to those who need it on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28. CDA Cares-Sacramento will be held at Cal Expo-Building D, 1600 Exposition Drive. Services offered include cleaning, fillings, extractions, temporary partial dentures, dentures, and health education. Participants can also get […]

Ambassador Andrew Young to speak at Indivizible

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OAK PARK — IndiviZible’s Speaker Series welcomes former U.S. Ambassador Andrew J. Young, Jr., as its guest on Wednesday, March 25, at the Guild Theatre in Oak Park. Sacramento Mayor will conduct a 0ne-on-one, talk show format with Young. Ticket prices for this event varies up to $20 and runs from 6:00 p.m.to 7:30 p.m. […]

Increased Black Home Ownership Would Slice Wealth Gap

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WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Researchers studying the affects of public policy on the racial wealth gap estimated that the median wealth of Black households would rise 451 percent if Blacks owned homes at the same rates as Whites. “With policies that advance the rate of Black and Latino homeownership to the same rate as White households, […]