Former Sacramento High Student-Athlete’s Funeral Service On June 24

OAK PARK — The Sacramento County Sheriff’s homicide detectives have taken over the investigation in the death of 19-year-old Deston Garrett who died of gunshot wounds on June 11 he sustained for two days. Garrett, also known as “Nutter,” a graduate from Sacramento Charter High School, was shot in the upper torso in the 3900 […]

In tandem, Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson, hilarious adventure

(TALK2SV) – We’ve seen the archetype in times past and it still works.   Fast-talking funny guy paired with straight-faced wing man–take on bullies’ and bad guys–together making everything all right.  With a slight variation on a proven blueprint, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin “funny as ever” Hart bring their dynamic forces to CENTRAL […]

Kandace Springs to perform at Folsom Lake College

FOLSOM – She counts Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Roberta Flack, and Norah Jones as her heroes, but she’s got a rich sound all her own. Singer, songwriter and pianist Kandace Springs will share her songs from her new album “Soul Eyes,” locally as she performs in Folsom on June 19, opening for Gregory […]

Project1VOICE/1Play/1Day promotes “Keeping Black Theatre Alive”

Images Theatre Company, Celebration Arts, Crocker Art Museum, GOS” Art Gallery Studio, and Sojourner Truth Multicultural Art Museum are all collaborating and participating in Project1VOICE/1Play/1Day, an international, same-day, staged reading series that promotes “keeping Black Theatre alive,” by supporting and reviving exemplary works written by Black playwrights. Project1VOICE, a non-profit organization is the brainchild of […]

Legacy Celebration Addresses Fatherlessness in Sacramento For Father’s Day Weekend

SACRAMENTO — In order to raise much-needed resources to expand its ability to reach more at-risk boys and families in need, and to help raise awareness about the serious problem of fatherlessness, a unity run is in the works. The Shoulder To Shoulder is sponsoring the first-ever inaugural edition of The Legacy Challenge 5K Run/Walk […]

8.9M people estimated to have voted in California primary

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — About 8.9 million people, above 49 percent of California’s registered voters, are estimated to have turned out for the state’s presidential primary election this week, according to early projections by state officials. The figures are considered preliminary because 2.4 million ballots out of the 8.6 million still must be certified, said […]

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 […]