Whispers To Perform at North Sac Area Festival

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NORTH SACRAMENTO – The Third Annual Multi Cultural Festival in Hagginwood Park will feature the fabulous Whispers. The free festival, hosted by City Councilman and Vice Mayor Allen Wayne Warren’s District 2, is set for 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 22. One of R&B music’s most beloved and consistently popular vocal groups, The […]

Boosting Child Tax Credit Would Lift Poor Black Children Out of Poverty

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WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Reforms proposed to the Child Tax Credit by the Center for American Progress could help to reduce poverty in children younger than 3 years old in the Black community by nearly 22 percent. The plans to enhance the credit are laid out in a report by the progressive think tank. According to […]

Peanuts Celebrates Its First African American Character

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(NNPA) – Following the death of Dr. Martin Luther King in 1968, a school teacher named Harriet Glickman, and a few of her friends, took it upon themselves to petition comic writer and creator of the popular Peanuts comic strip Charles M. Schultz for more characters of color, a bold move that resulted in the inclusion […]

Miss Black USA 2015 Reigns

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ATLANTA (NNPA) – On August 9th, 2015 Miss Black USA made its return back to the Nation’s Capitol to crown Miss Black USA 2015. The big night was held at the Theatre for Performing Arts at the University of the District of Columbia. The pageant was hosted by Kalilah Allen-Harris, M.D. an actress, physician and a […]

Up to 305 Clinton emails might have classified data

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department review of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails so far has found as many as 305 messages that could contain classified information and require further scrutiny by federal agencies, the department said Monday. In a court filing that was part of a lawsuit against the State Department, officials told a federal […]

Mayweather-Pacquiao lawsuits sent to California court

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Plaintiffs who say the May 2 Las Vegas fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. was a fraud and they deserve their pay-per-view money back will argue their cases in front of a federal judge in California. Judge R. Gary Klausner, the same judge hearing arguments in cases filed against […]

Does Caltrans Spends Less Money in Poorer Neighborhoods?

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LOS ANGELES (CBM) –  California has always stood out among other states as a leader when it comes to transportation. The Golden State developed an early system of state routes and roadways that pre-dates the federal highway system. It also boasts of early infrastructure innovations like the Pacific Coast Highway, the Bay Bridge and the Arroyo-Seco […]

Ruling to allow college athletes to unionize is thrown out

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CHICAGO (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board on Monday threw out a historic ruling that gave Northwestern University football players the go-ahead to form the nation’s first college athletes’ union, saying the prospect of union and nonunion teams could throw off the competitive balance in college football. The decision dismissed a March 2014 decision […]

Julian Bond, former NAACP chairman and activist, dies at 75

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ATLANTA (AP) — Julian Bond’s life traced the arc of the civil rights movement, from his efforts as a militant young man to start a student protest group all the way to the top leadership post at the NAACP. Year after year, the calm, telegenic Bond was one of the nation’s most poetic voices for […]

California Celebrates Voting Rights Act as Felons Regain Voter Eligibility

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(CBM) – For the past couple of weeks, America has been celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights act with events all around the country. Last Thursday evening, many statewide and local organizations joined the commemoration with an event on the steps of the State Capitol in Sacramento. Legislative Black Caucus members partnered with […]