NBA Games Are History In “Arco Arena,” Kings Sneak Past OKC 114-112

NORTH NATOMAS — It’s now official. The Sacramento Kings played their final NBA game in Arco Arena where the team was housed in North Natomas since the facility opened on Nov. 8, 1988. For the celebration, the Kings brought more than 50 players, coaches, and former members of the WNBA’s Sacramento Monarchs to close out […]

Security flaws found in 3 state health insurance websites

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Federal investigators found significant cybersecurity weaknesses in the health insurance websites of California, Kentucky and Vermont that could enable hackers to get their hands on sensitive personal information about hundreds of thousands of people, The Associated Press has learned. And some of those flaws have yet to be fixed. The vulnerabilities […]

City of Sacramento, Sierra Health Foundation & Sac Black Chamber partner in survey of Black owned businesses

(SACRAMENTO) – In the mid to late 1990s through State Proposition 209 it became unnecessary to collect data on minority and women owned businesses and as a result it’s become increasingly difficult to determine who those businesses are, where they are and what their needs are. The Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce in partnership with […]

Audit Reveals UC Schools Lowering Admission Standards for Nonresidents

(CBM) – A new state audit revealed The University of California is admitting a higher percentage of under-qualified international students than California residents. The audit released by the State Auditor accuses the public university system of lowering admission standards for nonresidents to make up for funding cuts. “Over the past several years, the university has undermined […]

State’s Minimum Wage Increased to $15. Only 5% of Black Workers Will Benefit

(CBM) – The Golden State is the first state in the nation to approve a statewide minimum wage as high as $15 — but not without sparking rigorous discussion. Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 3 on Monday, four days after the measure passed the State Assembly and State Senate. The new law will gradually raise […]

Critics aside, Perry reaches new heights with OWN, more hits

NEW YORK (AP) — When Tyler Perry began creating shows for the then-struggling OWN Network four years ago, he’d send the scripts he’d written to Oprah Winfrey for approval — and she’d wince. “I would say, ‘I think that’s too much! It’s over the top! Oh my God, I can’t believe this is happening!’” Winfrey […]

Golden State Warriors Bounce Back At Home, Down Trail Blazers 136-111

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors rebounded from the Boston Celtics loss and restarted their home-court winning streak by beating the Portland Trail Blazers 136-111 on April 3 in front of a 19,596 sellout crowd. Stephen Curry had 39 points, six rebounds and seven assists and Draymond Green added 22 points, 10 rebounds, and […]

California lawmakers OK $15/hour minimum wage

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California lawmakers on Thursday approved the nation’s highest statewide minimum wage of $15 an hour to take effect by 2022 after it was hailed by Democrats as an example to the nation as it struggles with a growing gap between rich and poor. The legislation now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown, who […]

The Water War & The Cost to African-American Communities

(CBM) – The drought has taken a toll on many communities, including disadvantaged communities, and the pain may just be starting. Recent reports in the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union Tribune indicate new water rate hikes across the state. While every Californian has felt the effects of the five-year-old drought in their everyday […]

California’s $15/hour wage could help workers, cost jobs

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A political deal to raise California’s minimum wage to a nation-leading $15 an hour could help some workers cope with the state’s crushing cost of living but also deprive other low-wage earners of jobs altogether, economists said as Gov. Jerry Brown and other leaders touted what would be a landmark agreement. California’s […]