A look at recent police shootings involving Black men

(AP) – The shooting deaths of two Black men within days by law enforcement officers are the latest in a spate of such cases that have made headlines nationwide in recent months. A Minnesota officer fatally shot a man — identified by relatives as 32-year-old Philando Castile — while he was in a car with […]

Minnesota police kill man in car; video is widely shared

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — The fatal shooting of a Black man in his car by a Minnesota police officer went viral Thursday, its aftermath broadcast live over Facebook by the victim’s girlfriend, who cried that he had just been shot “for no apparent reason.” The shooting happened late Wednesday during a traffic stop in […]

No charges recommended in Clinton email probe, FBI says

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI won’t recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server while secretary of state, agency Director James Comey said Tuesday, lifting a major legal threat to her presidential campaign. But Comey called her actions “extremely careless” and faulted the agency she led for a lackadaisical […]

California Legislature approves gun measures before break

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. (AP) – The California Legislature on Thursday sent Gov. Jerry Brown 12 gun-control measures as Democratic lawmakers try a last-ditch effort to convince Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom to drop a proposed ballot initiative. Legislative leaders hailed the move as the nation’s most aggressive gun control effort and proof that firearm restrictions are politically […]

Sacramento County Plastic Bag Ban Takes Affect

Sacramento – Sacramento County will become the 149th jurisdiction in the state to implement a plastic bag ban on July 1. This is the same day that was supposed to be the start date of the statewide plastic bag ban, a ban that has been delayed by out-of-state plastic bag manufacturers, and will now be […]

State Agency Sued Over Questionable Bidding Process

(CBM) – When Ramsell Corp., an Oakland-based and African American owned company that provides health services to California AIDS/HIV patients, submitted a bid to oversee the California Department of Public Health’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) it was confident of winning the contract. (ADAP provides assistance to AIDS/HIV patients who are uninsured or underinsured enabling […]

Human Rights Campaign shows support for “Common Sense” gun control

(NNPA) – The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a civil rights advocacy group and political lobbying organization for the LGBTQ community, showed support for the victims of the Orlando massacre by posting photos of the victims with their names and ages in each window of their downtown Washington, D.C. office. In huge block letters a sign […]

Report: It’s harder to know who’s paying for political ads

(AP) – It’s getting harder to know who is funding political advertising at the state level as more money becomes anonymous or is filtered from one political action committee to another, a new study finds. In 2014, the last year in which statewide elections were widespread across the country, only 29 cents of every $1 […]

Sacramento Kings Flip No. 8 Pick Into Three First-Round Sections In The NBA Draft

NORTH NATOMAS — The Sacramento Kings were busy and active for the 2016 NBA Draft. With the No. 8 pick going into the draft, the Kings walked out of the first round with three selections, adding two guards and two centers. With the No. 8 overall selection, a lottery pick, the Kings traded the pick […]

Community Launches Program & Announces Partners To Reduce African-American Child Deaths

Approximately $2.1 million Awarded to New Community-Based Grantees Throughout Sacramento County SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, the Steering Committee on Reduction of African American Child Deaths (RAACD) officially launches a county-wide initiative to reduce the number of Sacramento County’s African-American child deaths. During this community launch, key partners called Community Lead Incubators (CILs), community-based organizations that […]