Muhammad Ali: Pride in the Face of Prejudice

“There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.” ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice OPINION – I remember it as though it were yesterday. Los Angeles was on fire. No, I do not mean figuratively, […]

In Democrat-only Senate race, Republicans become swing votes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republican candidates were shut out in the race for California’s open U.S. Senate seat, but GOP voters could play a key role in November in determining which of two Democratic women goes to Washington. Attorney General Kamala Harris won a commanding victory in Tuesday’s primary to claim one of two runoff […]

United Way to Kick Off Free Summer Meals Program With Community Celebration

NORTH SACRAMENTO – Local residents are invited to a free community celebration at Robertson Community Center in North Sacramento on June 11 to kick off United Way’s free summer meals program for kids. The event, which is cohosted by Mutual Assistance Network, will take place from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at 3525 Norwood Avenue and will […]

Homelessness in California: Gov’t Takes Action to Attack Worsening Problem

(CBM)- Shanesha Franklin has always been a big dreamer. The 30-year-old single mother says, for as long as she can remember, helping youth has always been close to her heart. Then in 2013, she found herself in a situation where she needed a little help herself. She became one of 20,451 African Americans living in […]

Sacramento Black Book Fair

OAK PARK – The Sacramento Black Book Fair, now in its third year, returns to Oak Park for June 3-5, in conjunction with the Sacramento Juneteenth Festival. The theme of the 2016 book event is “Growing Readers.” Opening activities are set for Friday, June 3 and include a kickoff reception at 6:00 p.m. at Underground […]

Observer 2016 Primary Election Recommendations

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Kings point guard arrested on domestic violence charge

GRANITE BAY, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento Kings point guard Darren Collison was arrested on a charge of domestic violence after deputies responded to a report of a woman being assaulted inside a California home, authorities said Tuesday. Collison, 28, was arrested Monday after deputies found the woman visibly injured, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said. […]

Veteran Educator Seeks Return To County Board Of Education

(SACRAMENTO) – The trustee race for Sacramento County Board of Education in District 7 is heating up on the way to the June 7 Primary Election and educator Roy Grimes continues to distinguish himself as “the best prepared candidate.” Grimes, who previously served on the Sacramento County and City school boards, is enthusiastic about the […]

Tyler Perry is a Ninja in his own right, talks fatherhood and going against stereotype in new film

Ninja – a person who excels in a particular skill or activity (HOLLYWOOD) – Turtles unite and save the world or so is the rallying cry of Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo and Raphael: the beloved masked heroines lovingly known as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, out of the shadows, to right the wrongs of evildoers. Ever […]

Teen removed from graduation for wearing African cloth

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Black teenager says he was escorted out of his high school graduation ceremony in Sacramento by three deputies for refusing to remove his kente cloth, a traditional Ghanaian silk and cotton fabric. Nyree Holmes said Saturday that he wore the decorative cloth atop his graduation robes to have something with […]