World Renown Poet, Nikki Giovanni to Speak at Indivizible

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OAK PARK – She’s been ego tripping for three decades and there is a reason. World renown poet Nikki Giovanni is set to speak in Sacramento on Monday, November 17 as part of 2014 Indivizible Speakers Series. She’ll make her appearance at the Guild Theatre, in Oak Park during the organization’s monthly meeting. Ms. Giovanni […]

Black Democrats Bemoan Decision to Run from Obama

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ATLANTA (AP) — Some Black political leaders think Democratic candidates who distanced themselves from President Barack Obama sapped enthusiasm among African-Americans in states where they anchor the party’s base. They point to Senate races in North Carolina, where Kay Hagan was denied a second term, and Georgia, where Michelle Nunn failed to capture an open […]

Lynch Nomination Will Test Obama’s Relationship With New Congress

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WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In what may be the first test of the GOP-controlled, United States Senate’s willingness to work with the White House, President Barack Obama nominated United States Attorney Loretta Lynch to succeed Eric Holder as the next attorney general. If confirmed, Lynch would become the first Black woman to serve as Attorney General. […]

Raiders Lose 9th Straight; 15th Overall

The Oakland Raiders led 10-6 until the Denver Broncos scored 35 unanswered points on their way to to a 41-17 victory on Nov.8.
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OAKLAND — The Oakland Raiders remained winless this season as they fell to the visiting Denver Broncos 41-17 at O.co Coliseum on Sunday. Peyton Manning was 31-for-44 for 340 yards and five touchdowns for Denver (7-2, 4-0 AFC West). David Carr was 30-for-47 for 192 yards and two TDs for the inept Raiders (0-9, 0-2). […]

Veterans & Active Duty Military Get Free Access to State Parks on Veterans Day

SACRAMENTO – For the first time in California, veterans and active duty military personnel are eligible for free day-use access to California’s state parks on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11. This new benefit was established January 1, 2014 by California State Parks Foundation-supported legislation Assembly Bill 150, authored by Assemblymember Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) and signed […]

California Election Highlights

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Highlights from California’s general election on Tuesday

Tim Scott Becomes First Black Senator Elected in the South Since Reconstruction

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina voters have sent Republican Tim Scott back to the U.S. Senate, making him the first Black candidate to win a statewide race since just after the Civil War. Scott was declared the winner based on projections from exit poll data. Scott has served in the U.S. Senate since January […]

Election Update: Measure L Goes Down In Defeat & Cooper Heads to State Assembly

Jim Cooper and his supporters were elated to see the Elk Grove Councilman in a commanding lead for State Assembly District 9. Cooper's viewing party was at Paesano's Restaurant in Elk Grove.
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SACRAMENTO – A majority of Sacramento voters made it known during the General Election on Tuesday that City Hall works just fine. With all precincts reporting, Measure L, the initiative known as the “Sacramento Checks and Balance Act of 2014,” was voted down with 31,885 (57.22 percent) votes against 23,835 (42.78 percent) votes. Now that […]

Election Day is Here: Time to Make Your Voice Heard!

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SACRAMENTO – Today, Nov. 4, Sacramentans will have the opportunity to let their voices be heard at the polls for the General Election. This is a very important election as a number of issues are facing this community, including Measure L. City Council, Assembly, Senate and Congressional seats are also up for grabs. We urge […]

DeLuz Brothers Going at it, Talking General Election 2014

Craig & David DeLuz can be found debating politics and cultural news of the day at www.DeLuzBrothers.com

Craig & David DeLuz are long time political commentators & activists in the Sacramento region. What makes them unique is that David is a progressive Democrat and Craig is a Conservative Republican. Here they discuss their differing opinions on three local races. Craig & David DeLuz can be found debating politics and cultural news of […]