Kings Meet Their Goal and Donate $100,000 To Literacy Programs

he Sacramento Kings and their Literacy Partners are elated about reaching their $100,000 goal. The funding will support local reading campaigns. From left to right are Symia Stigler, Sacramento Reads!; Stephanie R. McLemore-Bray, United Way; Phil Horn, Kings VP of tickets sales and service; Rivkah K. Sass; Sacramento Public Library, and Sacramento Office of Education Superintendent David W. Gordon.


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NORTH NATOMAS — The Sacramento Kings announced earlier this week that they’ve met their $100,000 goal and presented checks to the four beneficiaries of the Reading and Literacy campaign. United Way’s STAR Readers, the Sacramento County Office of Education’s (SCOE) Preschool Bridging Model+, Sacramento READS!, and the Sacramento Public Library will reap the benefits of […]

Harold Wants To Be Agent Of Change In Halls of Congress

Former Miss America Erika Harold could be the first Black woman Republican elected to Congress if she makes it out Illinois' Primary and General Election.

Photo — Harold makes her announcement to run for the 13th District seat in Illinois 
(photo courtesy of Erika Harold For Congress).
Inset — Photo courtesy of The Angolite.

URBANA-CHAMPAIGN — Last June, former Miss America Erika Harold put her $300,000, one-bedroom apartment in downtown Chicago up for sell, left a prestigious attorney job with a law firm in the city, and then moved back to where she was born and raised in Champaign County Illinois. Shortly after her return to Urbana, Ill., Harold, […]

Women of a Certain Age presents Health & Wellness Seminar For African American Women 50 & Over

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NORTH SACRAMENTO – Age ain’t nothing but a number. The local group, Women of a Certain Age presents its Health & Wellness Seminar For African American Women 50 & Over on Saturday, March 15. The seminar will be held at the Hilton Sacramento, 2200 Harvard Street, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Coffee and registration […]

Women of the Black Panther Party Visit Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO – Two women who played pivotal roles in the Black Panther Party for Self Defense are visiting Sacramento this week. Charlotte O’Neal discussed her experiences with the Black Panther Party and her work in Africa at UC Davis today. On Tuesday, March 11, she’ll participate in an International Women’s Day event at Sacramento City […]

Gas Prices May Jump From California Emissions Law

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SAN FRANCISCO – California’s greenhouse gas reduction law already has shaken up the state’s industrial sector, costing it more than $1.5 billion in pollution permit fees. It’s now poised to hit the pocketbooks of everyday Californians. Starting next year, the law will force fuel distributors into the same cap-and-trade marketplace as utilities and major manufacturers. […]

Black Twitter Quickly Growing Into Online Force

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WASHINGTION – The hashtag gave it away. When a Florida jury convicted Michael Dunn of attempted murder, but not actual murder, in the shooting death of black teenager Jordan Davis, the hashtag #dangerousblackchildren popped up on Twitter. Users posted photos of black babies and toddlers, spoofing the fear that Dunn testified he felt before opening […]

Sisters of Nia Host 4th Annual Youth Leadership Conference

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SACRAMENTO – A local organization is doing its part to equip young people with the tools they need to be leaders–in their families, schools and in their communities. Sisters of Nia, Inc. is now taking registration for its Fourth Annual Youth Leadership Conference on Saturday, March 22 at Sacramento Charter High School. The event will […]

Some “Government Workers” Earning Private Sector CEO Wage

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WASHINGTON – The CEOs of some private firms that have taken over government functions are earning as much as $8 million a year, according to a new report titled, “Exposed: America’s Highest Paid Government Workers.” The report, published by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD), said American taxpayers have paid nearly $120 million in […]

Gun Violence Aimed at Black Males Triggers Concern

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WASHINGTON – Several new studies confirm what most people have suspected all along: No group is harmed more by gun violence than young Black males. “While 13 percent of Americans are black, in 2010, 65 percent of gun murder victims between the ages of 15 and 24 were black,” revealed a report by the Center […]

Contractor Outreach Meetings Announced for New Arena

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NORTH NATOMAS — The Sacramento Kings and Turner Construction announced the 2014 calendar of outreach meetings for construction opportunities with the new Entertainment and Sports Center (ESC). The goal of these meetings is to educate and assist contractors interested in competing for the estimated nearly $300 million in construction work needed to build the new ESC. […]